30 things you did not know about Dominica

Roseau, Sept. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Commonwealth of Dominica is a small island located in the Caribbean between Martinique and Guadeloupe. Tourists marvel at the crystal blue ocean views and tropical humid climate, there is an abundance of discovery on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean.

Explore 30 interesting facts about the magical island of Dominica!

Cultural history 

1. Dominica was named by Christopher Columbus 

Prior to Christopher Columbus’ arrival on the island, the Caribbean settlers named it Watikbuli, meaning ‘Tall is her Body’. In 1493, Christopher arrived on the island and named it Domingo, which means Sunday, the day which he discovered the island.

2. Dominica has an interesting motto 

The motto is French, ‘Après le Bon Dieu, c’est la Terre’, translated to English as ‘After God, the Earth’, Dominica eloquently displays its natural beauty.

3. Dominica is a republic in the Commonwealth 

The Nature Isle gained its independence on 3 November 1978 and celebrates this day annually with vibrant national festivities. These include cultural markets, music festivals, and beauty pageants.

4. The National Anthem is titled ‘Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour’ 

Dominica’s national anthem was written by Wilfred Oscar Morgan, with the music composed by Lemuel McPherson Christian OBE, after receiving statehood in 1967.

5. Government system 

As a parliamentary democratic republic nation, The Executive branch of government has a President and Prime Minister, whereby nominees are elected in consultation with the opposition leader. The two-party system, with the ruling Dominica Labour Party and the opposition party, the United Worker’s Party.

All Dominican adult citizens may cast their ballots every five years during the government elections.

6. Dominica’s President, His Excellency, the Honourable Charles Savarin 

Elected as Dominica’s eighth president in October 2013, Honourable Charles Savarin is a member of the Dominica Labour Party. He received his nomination from Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, who has been the head of government since August 2004. Previously, His Excellency, Honourable Savarin was a teacher, trade unionist, parliamentarian, diplomat, and government minister.

7. English Common Law system 

Dominica’s constitution includes the right to life, personal liberty, and freedom of expression, which follows one-third of the world’s English Common Law. The hierarchy of Dominica’s court starts from the Magistrate Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, and lastly The Court of Appeal the Privy Council.

8. Dominica’s small population of 72,412 

The population of Dominica is currently sitting at 72,414, making it the 11th least-populated nation in the world.

9. The Dominican flag is one of only two national flags with the colour purple 

Out of all the nations in the world, Dominica’s national flag is one of only two national flags to incorporate the colour purple. The other is the Nicaraguan national flag. The Dominican national flag features a Sisserou Parrot that has purple feathers on the underside and the crown.

Geographical landscape 

10. The island is also known as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean 

Dominica’s spectacular natural beauty is oftentimes affectionately known as “The Nature Isle of the Caribbean.” The vast amount of the island is covered in lush forests. Year-round visitors can experience wondrous waterfalls and mud ponds. Indigenous rainforest animals and insects such as parrots, iguanas and rare butterflies make up some of the phenomenal fauna.

11. The national flowers for Dominica 

The Sabinea carinalis, warmly known as the ‘Bwa Kwaib’ or the Carib Wood. Is the indigenous wild xerophytic plant. In bloom, it exhibits bright scarlet flowers from its branches. It is said to represent the longevity of the Dominican youth.

12. The National Bird of Dominica is the Sisserou Parrot 

The national bird of Dominica the Sisserou (Amazona Imperialis), “The Pride of Dominica” is found on the country’s emblems such as the Coat of Arms, the National Flag, the Public Seal, The Mace of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Honours for Meritorious Service. The imperial parrot is endemic to Dominica’s dense mountainous rainforests. This shy and yet attractive indigenous bird has resided on the island for numerous thousands of years and can live over 70 years of age. The bird is an endangered species and is under preservation.

13. Dominica is the only country in the world where sperm whales reside year-round!  

Sperm whales have called Dominica’s waters their home, and it is extremely likely to spot them swimming in pods, as whales and dolphins live close to shore throughout the year.

14. The Island is home to the Giant Ditch Frog known as the “mountain chicken” 

Dominicans refer to the frog as the “mountain chicken” due to its legs imitating drumsticks. The frog used to be a delicacy as a national dish and is now under conservation to preserve the species.

15. Home to the Caribbean’s first long-distance hiking trail 

The Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in the Caribbean. It is estimated to be 183 km long and is split into 14 sections. The trail was built between 2007 and 2012, the route crosses through Dominica and traverses some of the country’s most spectacular terrain. It will take a minimum of two weeks to complete the hiking trail.

16. Dominica is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is the exclusive Heritage Site in Dominica and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. This national park is situated in the southern half of the island and contains many of Dominica’s most spectacular attractions including the Titou Gorge, Boeri, Freshwater Lakes, the Boiling Lake, and the Middleham Falls. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park covers roughly 9 per cent of Dominica’s land area.

17. Dominica has practised herbal medicine for centuries 

The original inhabitants of the island, the Caribs, and later Africans, brought with them thorough knowledge of plants and herbs. This knowledge has been passed down through generations and many herbs like Moringa, Basil and Dandelion are still used today for medicinal purposes, usually referred to as “bush medicine.”

Economic features of Dominica 

18. Dominica’s main industries 

The country’s main industries are agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Over 20 per cent of the island’s land is arable and under cultivation, with bananas traditionally serving as Dominica’s largest export. Although Dominica has recently increased the production of other fruits, as well as vegetables and coffee beans.

Dominica’s tourism sector continues to steadily grow, with the alluring nature attracting an estimated 200,000 holidaymakers annually. The island’s manufacturing industry primarily depends on raw materials from the agricultural sector, where in-demand exports include coconut soap, ceramics and shoes.

19. Dominica’s official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) 

Dominica introduced the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) currency in 1965, which is used in another seven countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Foreign currencies including the euro and dollar are also accepted as tender. It is also pegged to the US dollar at a rate of US$1 to ECD (East Caribbean Dollar) $2.70. As Dominica is a member of the Commonwealth, all banknotes and coins feature an image of King Charles III.

20. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Dominica  

The World Bank recorded the island’s GDP had an outstanding US$612,048,148 in financial year 2022.

21. Investors can acquire Citizenship of Dominica by Investment 

Investors in Dominica tend to seek citizenship through investment opportunities around the country. When visitors officially become Dominican citizens, they can develop businesses, work, relocate and extend their citizenship to their family members.

Dominica’s CBI Programme received first in the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) initiative for six consecutive years by the CBI Index.

22. English is Dominica’s official language 

English is universally spoken in Dominica and UK English spelling is used. Dominican Creole (an Antillean Creole derived from French), and French Patois are spoken amongst the locals. This is because of the long history of French migration to the island as well as Dominica’s location between two French-speaking countries; Martinique and Guadeloupe.

23. Christian religious practices 

Christianity is the most common religion in Dominica, practised by over 90 per cent of the population. However, religious freedom is enshrined in the Constitution of Dominica so inhabitants can follow alternative faiths if they so choose, such as Rastafarianism.

24. Cricket is the most popular sport in Dominica 

Many Dominican cricketers play for the West Indies cricket team internationally. Shane Shillingford and Adam Sanford are two of the most notable cricketers from Dominica.

25. The capital city of Dominica is Roseau 

The largest city in Dominica it is located on the Southwest coast of the country and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Morne Bruce Hill and the Roseau River. Filled with lively markets, 18th-century French architecture and famous landmarks like the Roseau Cathedral and the Morne Bruce Cross.

26. The Main Airport is Douglas-Charles Airport 

Formerly known as Melville Hall Airport, Douglas–Charles Airport is Dominica’s largest of the country’s two airports. Douglas–Charles Airport operates both passenger and cargo planes to other destinations in the Eastern Caribbean region.

27. Dominica is on a quest to be the world’s first climate-resilient nation 

The Government of Dominica has called on investors around the world to assist in the development of sustainable and robust industries and infrastructure. This is an exclusive opportunity to implement the latest technologies and developmental approaches. Dominica aims to be at the forefront of tackling climate change challenges.

28. Unique rivers for each day of the year

Apart from breathtaking beaches and volcanoes, Dominica has over 365 rivers! While some are cool and clear, others are cloudy and fast. All the rivers are surrounded by exotic plants and flowers. The Indian River is the widest on the island, and many visitors choose this river to explore the rivers for the first time.

29. There are nine active volcanoes in Dominica  

Dominica has the highest concentration of volcanoes in the world, with approximately nine active volcanoes. Eruptions are very rare, and the last volcanic eruption was in 1997 and the one before that was in 1880.

The highest mountain and volcano are Morne Diablotins, and it is a magical sight. Adventurists can take a six-hour hike to reach the top where neighbouring islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe can be seen from the top.

30. Many of Dominica’s beaches are covered in black sand 

The volcanoes in Dominica influence the colour of beautiful black-sand beaches. Some of the most famous black sand beaches in Dominica include the Number One Beach, Mero Beach, and Rosalie Bay Beach.

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Enernet Global Signs Power Purchase Agreement for 12MW Solar With Vedanta Zinc International in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Independent Power Producer Enernet Global (Enernet) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to build, own, operate and maintain a 12MW DC solar Photovoltaic (PV) plant with Vedanta Zinc International’s (VZI) Black Mountain Mining operations in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

The plant will generate approximately 29 gigawatt hours of electricity annually, substituting a portion of the current Eskom supply. This will reduce carbon emissions by circa 12,244 tonnes per annum compared to Eskom supply. Construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2024 and take approximately 9 months to complete. The Project will also generate direct and indirect employment within the Khâi-Ma municipal area and Namakwa District, both in the construction and 25-year operational tenor of the plant.

Enernet owns and operates hybrid power systems for mining and industrial companies designed to lower costs, reduce emissions and improve reliability. The company has over 140MW of capacity in operation, construction, contracted or awarded of which 60MW is located in Africa.

“We are excited to be Vedanta’s long-term partner for power on their decarbonisation journey, working together on the roadmap, phasing and roll-out of renewables,” said Bart Haverkamp, Enernet’s Managing Director, Africa.

“ESG is the key focus at VZI. In line with our agenda to transform the planet for the greater good, we have committed to reducing carbon emissions by 35ktons and installing 76% renewable energy by 2027. Our goal is carbon neutrality by 2040. We are excited to partner with Enernet as this 12MW solar energy project, which will reduce emissions and enhance energy reliability and security,” says Pushpender Singla, VZI Executive Director & CFO.

VZI has further plans to decarbonize its operations through its Renewables Energy Programme and will progress into Phase 2 which will encompass the wheeling of energy from offsite generation, across the Eskom transmission line, to offset its Gamsberg Mining operation. Phase 3 is aimed at the expansion of Gamsberg Phase II and is in its initial stages.

Paul Matthews, Enernet’s CEO, added “As a specialist hybrid power company for mining and industrial companies in Africa, Australia and the Caribbean, we are honoured to be working with Vedanta. It is encouraging to see more and more mining companies taking the steps towards decarbonisation and achieving net zero objectives.”

Singla concludes: “We are excited at the commencement of our decarbonization journey towards carbon neutrality, green zinc, and upholding our envisaged ESG commitments which will create opportunities for and develop the communities in which we operate.”

About Enernet Global Inc

Enernet Global’s mission is to decarbonise the world’s supply chains. It owns and operates hybrid power systems and drives the adoption of renewable energy, battery storage and energy efficiency solutions that displace CO2 emissions and reduce power costs. Built on the company’s proprietary ARC software platform, Enernet Global’s Energy-as-a-Service offering benefits on and off-grid customers by providing less expensive, more resilient power solutions at no capital outlay for customers.

Enernet has operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and the Caribbean, where it focuses on power solutions for customers in the metals and minerals, commercial and industrial and agriculture sectors.

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eXp Realty booste le potentiel de gains des agents

Introduction du programme d’encouragement « Accelerate » destiné aux agents, qui fait tomber les obstacles de la croissance grâce à des opportunités accélérées de partage de revenus

BELLINGHAM, Washington, 07 sept. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty®, « the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™ » (le cabinet de courtage le plus axé sur les agents de la planète) et filiale principale d’eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI), a annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement d’Accelerate, un programme d’encouragement dont l’unique objectif est d’aider les agents d’eXp à préparer leur avenir en maximisant leur partage de revenus et leur potentiel de gains lors de leur première année dans la société.

« Pendant la durée de vie d’un agent, un élément essentiel de sa réussite à long terme est sa capacité à constituer sa retraite. Nous avons donc lancé Accelerate afin d’aider à dynamiser ses gains potentiels et créer un élan la première année et à préparer son avenir », a déclaré Glenn Sanford, fondateur et PDG d’eXp Realty. « Nous continuons à nous concentrer sans relâche sur la réalisation d’un modèle qui place les agents au premier rang. Je suis extrêmement fier de ce que nous avons créé, surtout pour ceux qui cherchent à développer une richesse à long terme, avec nos programmes de partage de revenus et d’actions pour les agents et notre modèle de capitalisation et de fractionnement d’actions favorable. »

Accelerate, qui est disponible dans les 24 pays où eXp Realty opère, concerne les agents qui ont rejoint la société depuis le 1er mars 2023. Le programme ouvre automatiquement les niveaux 2 et 3 du partage de revenus pendant 12 mois à compter du 7 septembre 2023, créant l’opportunité d’avoir immédiatement 10 agents qualifiés de première ligne (FLQA pour Front Line Qualifying Agent). Cela peut rendre disponibles les éléments eXponentiels du programme de partage de revenus d’eXp au cours de cette première année. Les critères standards du partage de revenus s’appliqueront une fois les 12 mois écoulés.

« Accelerate a été conçu pour réduire les obstacles et encourager les agents à faire croître leur organisation », a déclaré Michael Valdes, directeur de la croissance chez eXp Realty. « Le programme leur permet de se concentrer sur la vente et le développement de leurs activités tout en gagnant la part de revenus potentielle maximale pour les niveaux deux et trois au cours de la première année. Notre modèle de rémunération harmonisé, dans lequel les agents sont récompensés à la fois pour la production et leur contribution à la croissance d’eXp, génère plus de valeur que jamais auparavant. »

Ce lancement arrive juste après l’annonce du mois de juin faite par la société qui, pour la première fois, a affiné les critères de partage de revenus pour ses agents, en réduisant le seuil FLQA de niveau 7 actuel de 40 à 30 FLQA. Dans le cadre de ses efforts d’amélioration continue de son modèle, la société a également lancé Boost, un programme conçu pour inciter financièrement les équipes indépendantes et les maisons de courtage qualifiées à rejoindre eXp Realty.

Le partage de revenus ne représente qu’une partie du modèle de rémunération harmonisé d’eXp Realty, qui comprend également des commissions compétitives et des programmes d’actions pour permettre à ses agents de préparer leur avenir.

À propos d’eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI) est la société holding d’eXp Realty®, Virbela et SUCCESS® Enterprises.

eXp Realty est la plus grande société immobilière indépendante dans le monde avec plus de 88 000 agents aux États-Unis, au Canada, au Royaume-Uni, en Australie, en Afrique du Sud, en Inde, au Mexique, au Portugal, en France, à Porto Rico, au Brésil, en Italie, à Hong Kong, en Colombie, en Espagne, en Israël, au Panama, en Allemagne, en République dominicaine, en Grèce, en Nouvelle-Zélande, au Chili, en Pologne et à Dubaï, et elle continue de se développer à l’échelle internationale. En tant que société cotée en bourse, eXp World Holdings fournit aux professionnels immobiliers l’opportunité unique d’obtenir des primes en actions en fonction de leurs objectifs de production et de leur contribution à la croissance globale de l’entreprise. eXp World Holdings et ses entreprises offrent une gamme complète de solutions technologiques en matière de courtage et d’immobilier, y compris son modèle innovant de courtage résidentiel et commercial, ses services professionnels, ses outils de collaboration et son développement personnel. Le service de courtage basé sur le cloud est alimenté par Virbela, une plateforme 3D immersive profondément sociale et collaborative, permettant aux agents d’être plus connectés et productifs. SUCCESS® Enterprises, ancrée par le magazine SUCCESS® et ses propriétés médiatiques connexes, a été créée en 1897 et est une marque ainsi qu’une publication de premier plan dans le domaine du développement personnel et professionnel.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site https://expworldholdings.com.

Énoncés prospectifs

Les énoncés contenus dans les présentes peuvent inclure des énoncés de futures attentes et d’autres énoncés prospectifs se basant sur les opinions et suppositions actuelles de la direction et impliquent des risques connus et inconnus ainsi que des incertitudes pouvant causer une différence substantielle entre les résultats, performances ou événements réels et ceux exprimés ou sous-entendus dans ces énoncés. Ces énoncés prospectifs sont valables uniquement à la date indiquée dans les présentes, et la société n’assume aucune obligation de les réviser ou de les mettre à jour. Ces énoncés ne sont pas des garanties de performances futures. Des facteurs importants pouvant causer une différence substantielle et défavorable entre les résultats réels et ceux exprimés dans les énoncés prospectifs comprennent les changements commerciaux ou d’autres conditions du marché ; la difficulté de maintenir la hausse des dépenses à des niveaux modestes tout en augmentant les recettes ; et les autres risques détaillés de temps à autre dans les dépôts de la société auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission, y compris, sans s’y limiter, le rapport trimestriel le plus récemment déposé sur formulaire 10-Q et le rapport annuel sur formulaire 10-K.

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eXp Realty Aumenta Potencial de Ganhos do Agente

“Accelerate”, o programa de incentivo de agentes, rompe as barreiras de crescimento por meio de oportunidades aceleradas de compartilhamento de receita

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” e a principal subsidiária da eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), anunciou hoje o lançamento do Accelerate – um programa de incentivo focado exclusivamente em ajudar os agentes eXp a construir seu futuro, maximizando seu potencial de ganho de participação na receita durante o primeiro ano com a empresa.

“Na carreira de um agente, um componente crítico do seu sucesso a longo prazo é a capacidade de ter um bom planejamento para a aposentadoria. Por isso lançamos o Accelerate para ajudar a catalisar os ganhos em potencial e criar impulso no primeiro ano, tendo em mente o futuro”, disse Glenn Sanford, Fundador e CEO da eXp Realty. “Continuamos incansavelmente focados em entregar um modelo que coloca os agentes em primeiro lugar. Eu não poderia estar mais orgulhoso do que criamos, especialmente para quem procura aumentar seus ativos a longo prazo com os nossos programas de participação nos lucros e ações para agentes, bem como um modelo favorável de limite e divisão.”

O Accelerate, já disponível em todos os 24 países onde a eXp Realty opera, aplica-se a agentes que ingressaram a partir de 1º de março de 2023. O programa abre automaticamente os níveis de participação nos lucros 2 e 3 durante 12 meses a partir de 7 de setembro de 2023, com uma oportunidade de qualificação imediata de 10 agentes de linha de frente (FLQA). Isso pode abrir os componentes exponenciais do programa de compartilhamento de receita da eXp nesse primeiro ano. Após o período de 12 meses, serão aplicados os critérios padrão de participação na receita.

“O Accelerate foi criado para reduzir as barreiras e incentivar os agentes para o seu crescimento nas empresas”, disse Michael Valdes, Diretor de Crescimento da eXp Realty. “Isso permite que eles se concentrem na venda e no crescimento do seus negócios e, ao mesmo tempo, obtenham a participação máxima da receita potencial para os níveis dois e três no primeiro ano. Nosso modelo de remuneração alinhado, em que os agentes são recompensados tanto pela produção quanto pelas contribuições para o crescimento da eXp, tem mais valor do que nunca.”

Este lançamento dá seguimento ao anúncio de junho da empresa de que, pela primeira vez, estava aprimorando os critérios de participação da receita para seus agentes, reduzindo o atual limite de nível 7 da FLQA de 40 para 30 FLQA. Como parte dos seus esforços de melhorar continuamente seu modelo, a empresa também lançou o Boost, um programa projetado para incentivar financeiramente a qualificação de equipes independentes e corretoras para se juntarem à eXp Realty.

A participação na receita é apenas uma parte do modelo de remuneração alinhado da eXp Realty, que também inclui comissões competitivas e programas de ações projetados para permitir que seus agentes planejem seu futuro.

Sobre a eXp World Holdings, Inc.

A eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) é a holding da eXp Realty®, Virbela e SUCCESS® Enterprises.

A eXp Realty é a maior empresa imobiliária independente do mundo, com mais de 88.000 agentes nos Estados Unidos, Canadá, Reino Unido, Austrália, África do Sul, Índia, México, Portugal, França, Porto Rico, Brasil, Itália, Hong Kong, Colômbia, Espanha, Israel, Panamá, Alemanha, República Dominicana, Grécia, Nova Zelândia, Chile, Polônia e Dubai além de continuar a crescer em todo o mundo. Como uma empresa de capital aberto, a eXp World Holdings oferece aos profissionais do setor imobiliário a oportunidade única de ganhar prêmios de capital por metas de produção e contribuições para o crescimento geral da empresa. A eXp World Holdings e suas empresas oferecem um conjunto completo de soluções tecnológicas de corretagem e imobiliária, incluindo seu inovador modelo de corretagem residencial e comercial, serviços profissionais, ferramentas colaborativas e desenvolvimento pessoal. A corretora na nuvem tem por base a Virbela, uma plataforma 3D imersiva profundamente social e colaborativa, que permite que os agentes sejam mais conectados e produtivos. A SUCCESS® Enterprises, ancorada pela revista SUCCESS® e seus ativos de mídia, foi fundada em 1897 e é uma marca e publicação líder em desenvolvimento pessoal e profissional.

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Declaração de Previsão

As declarações de previsão contidas neste documento, podem incluir expectativas futuras ou outras declarações de previsão que têm por base a atual opinião e suposições da administração que envolvem riscos e incertezas conhecidos e desconhecidos que podem fazer com que os resultados reais sejam substancialmente diferentes dos resultados previstos. As declarações de previsão são válidas apenas a partir da presente data, e a empresa não tem nenhuma obrigação de atualizar ou revisar tais declarações. Tais declarações não são garantias de desempenho futuro. Fatores importantes que podem fazer com que os resultados reais sejam material e adversamente diferentes dos expressos nas declarações de previsão incluem, mudanças nos negócios ou outras condições de mercado; dificuldade de manter o crescimento das despesas em níveis modestos e, ao mesmo tempo, de aumentar a receita; e outros riscos detalhados ocasionalmente nos registros da Comissão de Valores Mobiliários da empresa, incluindo, mas não se limitando ao Relatório Trimestral protocolado mais recentemente no Formulário 10-Q e no Relatório Anual no Formulário 10-K.

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eXp World Holdings, Inc.

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eXp World Holdings Nomeia Fred Reichheld para o Conselho Diretor

Criador do Net Promoter® System e um dos principais especialistas do mundo em fidelização de clientes e funcionários tem um conhecimento incomparável da satisfação dos funcionários e dos clientes

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) (a “Empresa”) anunciou esta semana a nomeação do criador do Net Promoter® System (NPS), Fred Reichheld, para o conselho de administração da Empresa, a partir de 7 de setembro de 2023.

“É com muita honra que damos as boas-vindas a Fred Reichheld ao nosso Conselho Diretor”, disse Glenn Sanford, Fundador, CEO e Diretor da eXp World Holdings. “Para as empresas que valorizam a satisfação e a lealdade dos clientes e funcionários, como nós, o Net Promoter System é perfeito. A realização de pesquisas regulares de NPS com nossos agentes e funcionários desde 2016 tem sido fundamental para a nossa missão centrada no agente, e Fred compartilhou sua sabedoria com nossa equipe na Reunião com Acionistas deste ano. Estou muito feliz em tê-lo no nosso Conselho de Administração e estou pronto para este nosso trabalho conjunto.”

Além de criar o sistema NPS, Reichheld é um palestrante bem conhecido e autor de best-sellers. Seu livro mais recente, “Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers”, explica como o NPS ajuda as empresas a se tornarem verdadeiramente centradas no cliente, terem um crescimento lucrativo através da conversão sistemática de mais clientes em promotores, e menos negativos. Ele é membro da Bain & Company e fundador da sua prática de Fidelidade. Ele se formou com honras no Harvard College (BA, 1974) e na Harvard Business School (MBA, 1978).

Simultaneamente à nomeação de Reichheld, Sir Darren Jacklin deixará o cargo, mas continuará a atuar no Conselho Diretor da eXp Realty Canada. Após essas mudanças, o conselho da eXp World Holdings passará a contar com sete diretores, quatro dos quais são independentes. Jacklin atuou no Conselho de Administração da eXp World Holdings durante quase 10 anos.

“Darren tem sido parte integrante desta empresa, e temos a sorte de ter sua visão e liderança contínuas no Conselho de Administração da eXp Canada”, disse Sanford. “Gostaria de agradecer pessoalmente a ele por toda a sua contribuição durante todos esses anos. Sua experiência com visitas a quatro continentes e mais de 50 países para orientar empreendedores e proprietários de empresas quanto a estratégias específicas e mensuráveis projetadas voltadas para o sucesso será de grande valia para nós. A eXp Canada se beneficiará muito com a sua experiência e sabedoria.”

Sobre a eXp World Holdings, Inc.

A eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) é a holding da eXp Realty®, Virbela e SUCCESS® Enterprises.

A eXp Realty é a maior empresa imobiliária independente do mundo, com mais de 88.000 agentes nos Estados Unidos, Canadá, Reino Unido, Austrália, África do Sul, Índia, México, Portugal, França, Porto Rico, Brasil, Itália, Hong Kong, Colômbia, Espanha, Israel, Panamá, Alemanha, República Dominicana, Grécia, Nova Zelândia, Chile, Polônia e Dubai além de continuar a crescer em todo o mundo. Como uma empresa de capital aberto, a eXp World Holdings oferece aos profissionais do setor imobiliário a oportunidade única de ganhar prêmios de capital por metas de produção e contribuições para o crescimento geral da empresa. A eXp World Holdings e suas empresas oferecem um conjunto completo de soluções tecnológicas de corretagem e imobiliária, incluindo seu inovador modelo de corretagem residencial e comercial, serviços profissionais, ferramentas colaborativas e desenvolvimento pessoal. A corretora na nuvem tem por base a Virbela, uma plataforma 3D imersiva profundamente social e colaborativa, que permite que os agentes sejam mais conectados e produtivos. A SUCCESS® Enterprises, ancorada pela revista SUCCESS® e seus ativos de mídia, foi fundada em 1897 e é uma marca e publicação líder em desenvolvimento pessoal e profissional.

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Declaração de Previsão

As declarações de previsão contidas neste documento, podem incluir expectativas futuras ou outras declarações de previsão que têm por base a atual opinião e suposições da administração que envolvem riscos e incertezas conhecidos e desconhecidos que podem fazer com que os resultados reais sejam substancialmente diferentes dos resultados previstos. As declarações de previsão são válidas apenas a partir da presente data, e a empresa não tem nenhuma obrigação de atualizar ou revisar tais declarações. Tais declarações não são garantias de desempenho futuro. Fatores importantes que podem fazer com que os resultados reais sejam material e adversamente diferentes dos expressos nas declarações de previsão incluem, mudanças nos negócios ou outras condições de mercado; dificuldade de manter o crescimento das despesas em níveis modestos e, ao mesmo tempo, de aumentar a receita; e outros riscos detalhados ocasionalmente nos registros da Comissão de Valores Mobiliários da empresa, incluindo, mas não se limitando ao Relatório Trimestral protocolado mais recentemente no Formulário 10-Q e no Relatório Anual no Formulário 10-K.

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eXp World Holdings accueille Fred Reichheld au sein de son conseil d’administration

Le créateur du Net Promoter® System, également l’un des plus grands experts du monde dans les domaines de la fidélité des clients et des employés, apporte une connaissance sans égale de la satisfaction de ces derniers

BELLINGHAM, Washington, 07 sept. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —   eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI) (la « Société ») a annoncé cette semaine l’intégration de Fred Reichheld, créateur du Net Promoter® System (NPS), au sein du conseil d’administration de la Société, en date effective du 7 septembre 2023.

« Nous sommes honorés d’accueillir Fred Reichheld au sein de notre conseil d’administration », a déclaré Glenn Sanford, fondateur, président et directeur général d’eXp World Holdings. « Pour les sociétés comme la nôtre, qui accordent de l’importance à satisfaction de leurs clients et de leurs employés, le Net Promoter System est comparable au Saint Graal. Nous menons régulièrement des enquêtes NPS auprès de nos agents et de notre personnel depuis 2016, et cela joue un rôle crucial en vue d’accomplir notre mission centrée sur les agents. Par ailleurs, Fred a partagé sa sagesse avec notre équipe lors du Sommet des actionnaires de cette année. Je suis ravi de le voir rejoindre notre conseil d’administration et impatient de travailler encore plus étroitement avec lui. »

En plus d’avoir créé le système NPS, M. Reichheld est un conférencier convoité et auteur de best-sellers. Son tout dernier livre, « Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers », explique comment le NPS aide les entreprises à s’axer véritablement sur leurs clients et à bénéficier ainsi d’une croissance profitable en convertissant systématiquement davantage de clients en promoteurs, et de moins en moins d’entre eux en détracteurs. C’est actuellement un Bain & Company Fellow et c’est le fondateur de leur pratique Loyalty. Il a obtenu ses diplômes avec mention tant au Harvard College (une licence en 1974) qu’à la Harvard Business School (un MBA en 1978).

Simultanément avec la nomination de M. Reichheld, Sir Darren Jacklin quittera son poste mais continuera de servir le conseil d’administration d’eXp Realty Canada. Suite à ces changement, le conseil d’administration d’eXp World Holdings comprendra sept administrateurs, dont quatre indépendants. M. Jacklin a servi le conseil d’administration d’eXp World Holdings pendant près de 10 ans.

« Darren a été une part intégrante de cette entreprise, et nous avons de la chance de continuer à bénéficier de ses connaissances et de son leadership au sein du conseil d’administration d’eXp Canada », a commenté M. Sanford. « J’aimerais le remercier personnellement pour toutes ses contributions au fil des ans. Son expérience acquise en voyageant sur quatre continents et dans plus de 50 pays, où il a joué le rôle de mentor auprès d’entrepreneurs et de chefs d’entreprise pour les conseiller sur des stratégies spécifiques et mesurables qui leur permettraient de réussir, a été un excellent atout pour nous. eXp Canada bénéficiera grandement de son expérience et de sa sagesse. »

À propos d’eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI) est la société holding d’eXp Realty®, Virbela et SUCCESS® Enterprises.

eXp Realty est la plus grande société immobilière indépendante dans le monde avec plus de 88 000 agents aux États-Unis, au Canada, au Royaume-Uni, en Australie, en Afrique du Sud, en Inde, au Mexique, au Portugal, en France, à Porto Rico, au Brésil, en Italie, à Hong Kong, en Colombie, en Espagne, en Israël, au Panama, en Allemagne, en République dominicaine, en Grèce, en Nouvelle-Zélande, au Chili, en Pologne et à Dubaï, et elle continue de se développer à l’échelle internationale. En tant que société cotée en bourse, eXp World Holdings fournit aux professionnels immobiliers l’opportunité unique d’obtenir des primes en actions en fonction de leurs objectifs de production et de leur contribution à la croissance globale de l’entreprise. eXp World Holdings et ses entreprises offrent une gamme complète de solutions technologiques en matière de courtage et d’immobilier, y compris son modèle innovant de courtage résidentiel et commercial, ses services professionnels, ses outils de collaboration et son développement personnel. Le service de courtage basé sur le cloud est alimenté par Virbela, une plateforme 3D immersive profondément sociale et collaborative, permettant aux agents d’être plus connectés et productifs. SUCCESS® Enterprises, ancrée par le magazine SUCCESS® et ses propriétés médiatiques connexes, a été créée en 1897 et est une marque ainsi qu’une publication de premier plan dans le domaine du développement personnel et professionnel.

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Énoncés prospectifs

Les énoncés contenus dans les présentes peuvent inclure des énoncés de futures attentes et d’autres énoncés prospectifs se basant sur les opinions et suppositions actuelles de la direction et impliquent des risques connus et inconnus ainsi que des incertitudes pouvant causer une différence substantielle entre les résultats, performances ou événements réels et ceux exprimés ou sous-entendus dans ces énoncés. Ces énoncés prospectifs sont valables uniquement à la date indiquée dans les présentes, et la société n’assume aucune obligation de les réviser ou de les mettre à jour. Ces énoncés ne sont pas des garanties de performances futures. Des facteurs importants pouvant causer une différence substantielle et défavorable entre les résultats réels et ceux exprimés dans les énoncés prospectifs comprennent les changements commerciaux ou d’autres conditions du marché ; la difficulté de maintenir la hausse des dépenses à des niveaux modestes tout en augmentant les recettes ; et les autres risques détaillés de temps à autre dans les dépôts de la société auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission, y compris, sans s’y limiter, le rapport trimestriel le plus récemment déposé sur formulaire 10-Q et le rapport annuel sur formulaire 10-K.

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Big absentees in 2023 Ballon d’Or nominations

The 2023 Ballon d’Or list of nominees was released on Wednesday, September 6, with surprising absences.

In the race that is led by seven-time winner Lionel Messi and Norwegian forward Erling Haaland, the second most decorated player in Ballon d’Or history, Christiano Ronaldo, is off the list for the first time in 20 years.

His absence could be justified by an unconvincing performance with Manchester United last season, where he scored just three goals in 16 appearances, before moving to Al-Nassr.

Despite scoring 26 goals in 30 appearances later with the Saudi side, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was still omitted.

Besides Ronaldo’s absence, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford was equally left out despite a terrific performance last season. In the 2021/22 season, the forward had managed just five goals.

Last season he netted a career record 30 goals, stepping out of Christiano Ronaldo’s shadow. However, the 25-year-old lifted only one trophy, the League Cup, which might have made his chances slimmer.

Manchester City are also in shock not to find Ederson’s name on the Ballon d’Or shortlist. He won a treble with the Premier League giants, but Cameroonian and Man United keeper Andre Onana emerged as a better choice.

Other goalkeepers whose absence stirred widespread reaction include Thibaut Courtois and Ter Stegen, who are all shortlisted for the Yachin trophy alongside Ederson.

Liverpool’s Allison, one of the world’s top 10 goalkeepers, did not also make the list. He was outstanding with the Reds last season, recording 14 clean sheets despite having a less robust defense as compared to the previous season.

Current Ligue 1 title holder Neymar, now with Al-Hilal, is also a key absentee as well as FC Barca’s Frenkie De Jong.

Inter Miami’s new signing Lionel Messi who helped Argentina to victory at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and Man City goal poacher Erling Haaland, are the favourites. PSG striker Kylian Mbappe also eyes the prestigious Ballon d’Or award after leading France to a second-place finish at the Qatar World Cup.

The Ballon d’Or 2023 ceremony will be held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 30.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Ambazonia forces take over border control post in Lus

Videos emerged from the Separatists showing heavily armed fighters burning an armored car and a compound where border control forces from Cameroon were lodged.

“This is Lus, the border with Nigeria, Aa we are shooting, the people in Nigeria are hearing the shots,” a fighter said in one of the videos.

They also revealed, “This is Major General Capo”, who appeared to be the leader of the group.

The fighters alleged that the mixed team at the border were extorting money from Anglophone Cameroonians traveling to neighboring Nigeria.

“We have been here for three days, shooting non-stop,” one person shouted in the background.

Another added, “We did not even know that their spies were carting away with their weapons, but we are happy, We just wanted to take over this control post, not the weapons,”

But they later showed weapons and military kits seized from the gendarmes. The ADF and the Bui Unity Warriors are said to have carried out the attack on September 6, 2023.

Lus village is located between Kom Mfumte in the North West region, and Nigeria

Source: Cameroon News Agency