Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileSanlam Kenya Plc (formerly Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Co. Ltd) is an insurance company which underwrites classes of short- and long-term insurance businesses in Kenya. The company offers services for ordinary life insurance, superannuation, general insurance and investments; providing individual life, group and general insurance products as well as investment management services. Sanlam Kenya underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, credit protection, education, retirement, mortgage protection and property protection. It also has expertise in financial planning and retirement fund management and offers solutions for investment and wealth management as well as diversified asset management solutions. Formerly known as Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Limited, the company changed its name to Sanlam Kenya Plc in 2016. The company is a subsidiary of Hubris Holdings Limited with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanlam Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Deciding where to invest your first £500, or any other amount, can be challenging. The internet has made a wider range of assets available than ever before, and each have their pros and cons.With the prospects for the world economy uncertain at present, many investors have become more upbeat about the prospects for gold. Its status as a defensive asset could mean it offers less volatility than other assets, such as shares.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, with the FTSE 100 offering a high yield, a low valuation, and long-term growth potential, it could be a better place to invest. It may improve your financial prospects to a greater degree than gold, or any other asset.FTSE 100 potentialWith the FTSE 100 currently having a dividend yield of around 4.2%, its income potential is high compared to its historic levels. This could make it much more attractive than gold, with the precious metal not providing an income to its holders. At a time when interest rates are low and many investors are struggling to generate an inflation-beating income from their capital, a high income return could be a useful ally.The FTSE 100’s high income return also suggests it could deliver strong total returns in the long run. As a cyclical index, its performance ebbs and flows over the long run. As such, capitalising on its relatively attractive price level at the present time could lead to high returns in the coming years, with many of its members currently having ratings below their long-term averages.An uncertain future?By contrast, gold’s future returns could be lower than many investors are currently expecting. Having risen to relatively high levels over the past couple of years, there may be reduced scope for further growth in its price level.Gold has benefitted from an uncertain economic outlook for the world economy. While that still exists, the ‘phase one’ trade deal between the US and China, as well as progress on Brexit, could mean investors adopt an increasingly bullish outlook on the prospects for the global economy. This could stimulate demand for riskier assets, such as FTSE 100 shares, and may lead to a strong performance from the index.In addition, gold has benefitted form lower US interest rates in recent years. While they may continue to be low in the short term, the potential for them to rise could negatively impact on the precious metal’s performance to a larger degree than that of the FTSE 100.DiversificationWhile gold is a defensive asset, it doesn’t provide investors with diversification. Buying a FTSE 100 tracker fund, or individual shares, reduces your exposure to a specific geography or sector, and could improve your risk/reward ratio. As such, now could be the right time to buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks, rather that rely on gold’s performance over the long run. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Will we see a V-shaped recovery in the UK’s economy? The standard measure for the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year is Gross Domestic Product (GDP). And, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), monthly GDP grew by around 1.8% in May. But it was still “well below” the levels seen in February, before the lockdowns that shut much of the UK’s economy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…By May, the level of output hadn’t recovered much from the record falls seen in March and April. Indeed, the change in GDP between February and May was a negative 24.5%.The prospects for a V-shaped recovery now?But it’s early days. For example, non-essential stores weren’t allowed to reopen in England until 15 June. And, so far, we only have GDP figures up to May. Even now, on 15 July, many businesses have yet to get into their stride in a world featuring Covid-19.My guess is that June’s GDP figure will be better, August’s better still, and so on. We may not see a symmetrical V-shaped recovery in the UK’s economy. But I like the idea of it coming out something like a flamboyant tick-shape with a longish tail!And, of course, if one of the many programmes aimed at developing a safe vaccine comes up trumps, it’ll be a major game-changer.But share prices usually act as a leading indicator of what could happen on the ground in the real economy. We’ve already seen quite an uplift in many share prices sensitive to the general economy. For example, at 2,561p, housebuilder Persimmon is almost 70% up from the low it plunged to in March. And, at 4,743p, clothing and accessories retailer Next is about 40% up from its early April low.Forward-looking stock marketsHowever, like many stocks, there are signs the bounce-backs might have stalled for a while. Indeed, there’s still a fair way to go for many shares before they regain the levels seen before the Covid-19 crisis hit the markets.But I reckon the up-moves that occurred from March onwards were predicting the lifting of lockdowns and the re-opening of the economy that we have today – it’s usual for the stock market to look three or more months ahead.The action in the general stock market now may be indicating what’s likely to happen in the real economy in a few months’ time. And it may mean economic activity will have recovered somewhat, but not fully to the levels before coronavirus. If so, that feels right to me.So we could be in for a period of consolidation in the general stock market. And we may see a bedding-in of the ‘new normal’ in the real economy. But I agree with those market commentators who believe the period of consolidation will resolve to the upside in the end.To me then, a pause in the markets now represents a great opportunity to accumulate shares and share-backed investments to hold for the long term. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. 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Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 17 Share Architects: SCT Estudio de Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Costa d’en Blanes / SCT Estudio de Arquitectura CopyHouses• Year: Projects Photographs: José HeviaText description provided by the architects. On a long, narrow plot of land with a more or less pronounced slope, we were commissioned by the owners to demolish the house they lived in and build a new one. Save this picture!© José HeviaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe first decision consists of inverting the situation level of the day and night areas, positioning the night zone on the ground floor and the day zone on the upper floor, where the views are better and there is more privacy with regard to the adjoining plots and allowing for use of the pool and solarium on the level where the daytime activity is generated. Save this picture!Floor PlanOur aim was to make the volumetry of the building simple, clear and emphatic. In this regard, the side façades and the section have been treated like a ribbon that fold, forming the lateral panels and slabs that contain the programme on each floor. The ribbon that folds and shapes the slabs and walls is in a heavy material – concrete – and the lateral enclosures are made of a light, fragile material, i.e. glass. Only a patio open to one side cuts through the ribbon. Save this picture!© José HeviaConceptually, the floors have been modulated with a 1×1 m. section, and this modulation is reflected in the composition of the façades, patterns of concrete slabs, carpentry and distribution designs. Save this picture!ElevationsThe succession of visuals from the solarium, patio terrace, steps, lounge, covered terrace, open terrace, towards the views, endows the house with a high level of spatial quality. Text provided by SCT Estudio de ArquitecturaSave this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessContemporary Jewish Museum Presents Stanley Saitowitz: JudaicaArticlesmodeLab Strip Morphologies II WorkshopArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/180838/house-in-costa-den-blanes-sct-estudio-de-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs House in Costa d’en Blanes / SCT Estudio de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse in Costa d’en Blanes / SCT Estudio de Arquitectura Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/180838/house-in-costa-den-blanes-sct-estudio-de-arquitectura Clipboard ArchDaily 2009 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSCT Estudio de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on November 03, 2011Cite: “House in Costa d’en Blanes / SCT Estudio de Arquitectura” 03 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Manufacturers: AutoDesk, FRANKE, Roca, Acor, Blojaf, CRS Esquadrias, Cremona Engenharia ltda, Deca, Kerkythea, Thermotelha, Trimble Photographs: Jomar Bragança Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 Architects: Marcos Franchini, Nattalia Bom Conselho Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMarcos FranchiniOfficeFollowNattalia Bom ConselhoOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNova LimaBrazilPublished on May 08, 2020Cite: “Shed House / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom Conselho” [Casa Galpão / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom Conselho] 08 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
United States Hayes Structural Design 2017 Kona Wai Engineering Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Lighting & Engineering Integrated Inc Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950547/makani-eka-residence-walker-warner-architects Clipboard Projects Makani Eka Residence / Walker Warner Architects Photographs: Matthew Millman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionSenior Project Manager:David ShuttArchitect Of Record:Walker Warner ArchitectsProject Team:Rob Campodonico, Anja Hämäläinen, Boyce Postma, Rina WiedenhoeftConstruction Contract Administration:David Shutt ArchitectureLandscape Architect:David Y. TamuraMep Engineer:Mark Morrison Mechanical EngineeringWall Board:Arc Wood & TimbersCabinetry & Millwork:Na Kalai La’au WoodshopCity:Kailua-KonaCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanText description provided by the architects. Set atop a hardened lava flow with views of sky, sun, and water, this family compound strikes a balance between modernity and tradition. Old and new ebb and flow through a simple composition of small structures linked by a lush courtyard and a series of walkways and patios. Composed of four independent structures, including a cedar-clad main living pod, the siting balances the desire to host friends and family as well as privacy. Architecture and interiors are modern yet rely heavily on traditional materials and touchstones. “We call it the ‘Village,” notes the architect, of the arrangement, a grouping of four separate structures.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe home is built to rest gently in the landscape but also to last for generations. “We execute enduring architecture—in the sense of material quality but also livability,” Warner says. “We have high hopes for the legacy of this project.” Traditional Hawaiian villages, typically organized in loose clusters, inspired both the 1.5-acre site plan and the architectural style. The composition of canted steel columns, steep-pitched roofs, and rhomboidal window and door openings “represent a contemporary interpretation of early Hawaiian hale shelters,” Warner says. “They’re like modernist lean-tos.” Total interior space encompasses approximately 4,800 square feet.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe compound is surrounded by a field of lava and native grasses. The main living pod is pushed to the edge of the sea, while the supporting structures, containing the two guest suites and communal relaxation areas, are set back, deeper in the property. Guest suite bedrooms open onto concrete-walled private courts for additional seclusion. The arrangement assumes that the three-bedroom residence feels expansive and takes advantage of the views. The structures housing the master suite and the main living areas are located on the site’s ocean side.Save this picture!PlanSet back deeper in the property are pods containing the two guest suites and communal relaxation areas. Bedrooms open onto concrete-walled private courts for additional seclusion. Interiors encompass approximately 4,800 square feet, but the arrangement makes the three-bedroom residence feel expansive. The use of heavily mortared lava rock was inspired by the historic Mokuaikaua Church, located in nearby Kailua. Windows are framed in stained sapele mahogany. Western red cedar serves as the dominant wood—both for cladding and the roof shingles—since it resists heat, moisture, and insects. Inside, stained and lightly polished concrete flooring keeps things cool during the day. Inside spaces flow seamlessly to outside. Sapele-framed sliders glide open to the elements, and operable windows swivel to coax in the breeze and encourage cross ventilation.Save this picture!© Matthew Millman“The living room unfurls to become porchlike,” Warner adds, noting the continuity of floor and ceiling materials between interiors and adjacent alfresco spaces. The degree of openness led Philpotts-Miller to favor “indestructible” solution-dyed acrylic upholstery for much of the casual furniture. A Lee Kelly oil on canvas animates the living room’s assemblage of Christian Liaigre furnishings, including an oak lamp and sofa and wenge lounge chairs; the ceiling slats are bleached Douglas fir. The kitchen’s island and table are topped in honed Cararra marble. Custom surfboards—one hand-painted, the other crafted of paulownia—hang above the rec room’s Eero Saarinen table. Philpotts-Miller sought to capture the “adventurous nature” of the clients. “The use of color is very playful and dynamic,” she says. In the rec room, for instance, custom surfboards are mounted on the wall like artworks.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanA koi pond is the focal point of the courtyard between the main living and master suite pods. The scheme is no-frills, simple, and airy, with a midcentury vibe that Philpotts-Miller explains was inspired by the work of Hawaiian modernist Vladimir Ossipoff. “Because the architecture is so thoughtfully put together and there’s so much natural texture, we didn’t need to load up the interiors,” Philpotts-Miller continues. The master bedroom is likewise grounded with earthy, timber-toned accents—whitewashed wood wall paneling, a walnut bench—and also lifted via a sky-blue rug and throw pillows. The master bedroom’s bench is walnut. Concrete walls and cedar slats enclose the custom cast-concrete tub standing in the courtyard off the master bathroom. Flooring in the master bathroom and throughout is polished, stained concrete. A niche in the master bedroom features a chair by Naoto Fukasawa. The master suite’s study culminates in a sitting area with a Charles and Ray Eames lounger offering Maui views.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanProject gallerySee allShow lessNanyang 5Lmeet / DAGA ArchitectsSelected ProjectsÖhringen Petting Zoo / Kresings ArchitekturSelected Projects Share Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Kailua-Kona, United States Photographs Philpotts Interiors Save this picture!© Matthew Millman+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share General Contractor: Makani Eka Residence / Walker Warner ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMakani Eka Residence / Walker Warner Architects “COPY” Oakes Management Civil Engineer: Interior Design: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950547/makani-eka-residence-walker-warner-architects Clipboard Architects: Walker Warner Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Greg Warner Lighting Consultant: Year: Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen, Benjamin Moore, Miele, Quantum Windows & Doors, Sun Valley Bronze, Beachside Lighting, Concrete Works, Wolf ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeWalker Warner ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKailua-KonaOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on November 01, 2020Cite: “Makani Eka Residence / Walker Warner Architects” 01 Nov 2020. 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£30m loan fund to offer commercial finance to charities and social enterprises Tagged with: Finance Funding Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) is launching a loan fund of £30 million to help charities and social enterprises grow and develop their services. In partnership with Santander, SIB Group and Big Society Capital, the Third Sector Loan Fund is designed to encourage banks and other mainstream financial institutions to invest in funds which finance charities and social enterprises.The fund is built on a catalytic £1.5 million repayable grant from the Social Investment Business Group, which has agreed to bear losses before other investors and forego any profits.Santander is investing 13.5 million, which is believed to be the largest single investment by a mainstream UK financial institution in a third party fund that is lending to social ventures. The fund as a whole becomes the UK’s largest fund investing range of charities and social enterprises across all social sectors.Loans of £250k to £3mIt will make loans of £250,000 to £3 million, both secured and unsecured. Its first investments will be announced in the next few weeks.Chancellor George Osborne said:“With social investment, we’ve got a great idea that uses the power of finance to tackle some of the most difficult social problems. It is one of our priorities as a government, and an area in which Britain leads the world.“Investment into social enterprises can play an important role in our long-term economic plan as well as in addressing the toughest social issues. I congratulate Santander, Big Society Capital and the Social Investment Business in developing this fund, and would hope to see other High Street banks following their lead.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Different priorities for different lendersThe Third Sector Loan Fund recognises that different types of investors have different priorities.• philanthropists want their money to have maximum impact on the causes they care about, with or without a financial return to them;• socially motivated investors seek both a social and financial return;• mainstream financial institutions want to support positive social change while achieving security of investment and an appropriate risk-adjusted rate of return.Ben Rick, Managing Director of SASC, explains:“Charities and social enterprises providing solutions to our social challenges need access to finance to enable them to do their work.“We have raised £30 million in this fund by catering for investors with different priorities on risk, financial return and social impact. The fund absorbs this complexity so that frontline organisations get what they need – simple, straightforward loans.”Nick O’Donohoe, CEO of Big Society Capital, which is capitalised with approximately £600 million from a combination of English dormant bank accounts and the four main UK high street banks, added:“This fund is ground-breaking for social investment. It shows that, with creativity and commitment, banks such as Santander can find a way to meet both their commercial requirements and do more to support charities and social enterprises. This is an important milestone in unlocking finance from mainstream financial institutions and exactly the sort of thing we want to use our investments to enable.”10 year lifespanThe Third Sector Loan Fund will run for 10 years and finance activities which allow social ventures to scale up.Social and Sustainable Capital and the Social Investment Business are already planning to develop similar funds, working with philanthropic funders such as trusts and foundations, corporate CSR programmes, and wealthy individuals, who are interested in using their money as catalytic capital to stimulate further investment for the causes they care about.SASC, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, is itself a social enterprise. It is already identifying suitable organisations for the Third Sector Loan Fund to invest in, and make secured and unsecured loans, charging interest of 6%-12%. Howard Lake | 7 November 2014 | News 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
The year 2016 will represent the 35th year of imprisonment of Puerto Rican freedom fighter, Oscar López Rivera. On Jan. 6, he turned 73 years old.Oscar López was born in Puerto Rico. His family emigrated to the U.S. when he was 9 years old. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Afterwards, he became a community activist and a member of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional. The FBI persecuted López for five years, and he went underground. He was captured in May 1981 and sentenced to 55 years in prison for “seditious conspiracy” and has been in solitary confinement for most of those years. His release date is July 27, 2027.Activists in New York City celebrated the birthday and life of Oscar López at the 1199SEIU union headquarters in Manhattan on Jan. 8. The event was high energy in a packed room.At the beginning of the program, Cuban Mission to the United Nations delegates dropped by to express their support for Oscar López and for Puerto Rico. For the past several years, international support for Oscar López has included Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president; Alejandro García Padilla, Puerto Rico’s governor; and Carmen Yulin, San Juan’s mayor.Present at the celebration were several former political prisoners, who spoke briefly about their imprisonment and what Oscar López represents to them. Lynne Stewart, who received a compassionate medical release from prison on Jan. 1, 2014, described prisons as “death camps” and “hell holes.” She announced that she’s still alive two years after discharge, when authorities had predicted and hoped that she would be dead within six months. “Re-entry gives life,” she said, and added that she “will never show the enemy that they can win. Live like Oscar!” She urged everyone to develop a relationship with political prisoners by writing to them.The other former prisoners present mutually stated that Oscar López represented for them the ultimate defiance toward the evil U.S. empire: a steadfast, uncompromising commitment to freedom, humanity and mutual solidarity, and an inspiration to others to continue in Oscar’s tradition. Former political prisoner Laura Whitehorn mentioned that she recently spoke to political prisoner Herman Bell, who sends his love to everyone from prison.The event also focused on sick prisoners and aging political prisoners who’ve been behind bars for decades because of their beliefs and for daring to speak out against the hypocrisy of so-called U.S. democracy. As an example of white supremacy, mention was made of the contrast between this government’s peacemaking treatment and response to the armed terrorist militia takeover by white cattlemen of Oregon’s Wildlife Refuge, as opposed to their racist, murdering response to unarmed Black men and youth. In the 1870s, white men stole that land from the Indigenous peoples.A historical overview was given on the European invasion and colonization of Puerto Rico beginning with Columbus in 1492, which culminated in the massacre and extermination of the Indigenous Taíno people and the exploitation of enslaved Africans. The Spanish language was imposed. These developments led to the formation of the Puerto Ricans as people with a Spanish, African and Taíno heritage. The subsequent U.S. invasion and colonization resulted in the imposition of the English language.Information was given about ongoing gentrification and privatization of public land, particularly the beaches. The people are fighting to defend their right over their land and to have access to a beach designated for the construction of a new Marriott hotel. However, the federal court has ruled that the people have no right to intervene. They are calling for a boycott of the Marriott. One of Oscar López’s dreams is to see a Puerto Rican beach again.At the end, there was consensus that the long fight against capitalism requires more activism in the streets, among other things, with increased demands for social justice.“Agitation, organization, resistance, struggle and love are the ingredients that will guarantee us victory!” — Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican political prisoner.Free Oscar López Rivera! Oscar López Rivera, presente!Send a letter or postcard to Oscar López Rivera #87651-024, FCI Terre Haute, P.O. Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808. Or donate to his commissary by money order to Federal Bureau of Prisons, Oscar López Rivera #87651-024, P.O. Box 474701, Des Moines, IA 50947-0001. Print his name and prison number on the money order.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
printWhile for many students spring break brings the promise of a beach and a tan, others students are choosing a different sort of spring break adventure.Eight students enrolled in an Honors Cultural Memory class are going to New York. Students studying the Civil Rights Movement will be touring parts of the American South and some students have signed up for a community service trip to Houston to help Hurricane Harvey victims.The Civil Rights Bus Tour travels to several historical sites in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, Professor Max Krochmal said.“We look at the past to learn about the present and to help the students change the future,” Krochmal said.The New York trip is offered for students looking to study memorials and further their education with first-hand experiences.This year Professor Ron Pitcock is taking eight students from his Honors Cultural Memory class. These students will visit various memorial sites such as the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the 9/11 Tribute Center and more specific, localized memorials.Students on last year’s trip to New York. (Photo courtesy of Ronald Pitcock.)“I have always been interested in studying the events of 9/11,” Madison Johnson, a sophomore attending the trip, said. “Having the opportunity to travel to NYC to study the details right where the events took place is something I am very much looking forward to. Also, it’s not a downside we are getting to see Wicked on Broadway as well.”Pitcock said this trip is beneficial for students because of its connection to the TCU curriculum.“This is an opportunity for the students’ learning to be brought to life,” Pitcock said. “The work connects directly to the texts students are reading in the class and provides an experiential framework for students to understand the course materials.” Students who choose the community service trip will be traveling to Houston to help repair the damages left by Hurricane Harvey in the fall. TCU organized various relief efforts last fall when the hurricane initially struck the Texas coast and this trip will continue those services.“Students will be restoring homes and community centers as well as working with social service agencies like food banks and soup kitchens,” said Professor Vanessa Roberts Bryan, assistant dean of student development. Bryan said students will be working with organizations such as Break A Difference and Rebuilding Together Houston to organize the logistics of their service sites and experiences. Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Study abroad adds Stellenbosch, South Africa to its list of destinations Fort Worth Music Festival + posts Colleen Powell Twitter Linkedin Facebook Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ ReddIt Eco-Friendly hair salons look to encourage others to help the environment Previous articleRec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easierNext articleMemo mania: what’s in all these declassified memos you’re hearing about Colleen Powell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Never too young to make an impact Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Facebook Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Organisation RSF_en TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Turkmenistan December 18, 2020 Find out more #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries March 31, 2020 Find out more News Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan News The Turkmen government’s harassment of the relatives of Radio Free Europe correspondent Ogulsapar Muradova is now greater than at any time since she died under torture in prison. Reporters Without Borders fears they could suffer the same fate as her or could be sent into internal exile, and it calls on the international community to keep up the pressure. Receive email alerts read in Russian Reporters Without Borders said today it was “extremely alarmed” by the threats hanging over the relatives of Radio Free Europe correspondent Ogulsapar Muradova – who died under torture in a Turkmen prison earlier this month – and the two others journalists and human rights activists imprisoned with her, Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khajiyev.“This case must not be forgotten, as it would just make matters easier for the Turkmen authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “We fear that Muradova’s children could suffer the same fate as she did, or could be deported to a location that is unknown to anyone but the police. We call on the international community to put pressure on the Turkmen government.”According to information received by Reporters Without Borders, President Nyazov has ordered that the families of all three journalists should be transferred to an unknown location by mid-October.Muradova’s three children are currently cut off from the outside world, as both their fixed-line and mobile telephones and those of their friends have been disconnected. Their home is under active surveillance by the security services and it is virtually impossible for them to move about. They have been fired from their jobs and have no funds.Muradova, Amanklychev and Khajiyev were arrested between 16 and 18 June for helping a French TV production company journalist, and were sentenced at a summary trial on 25 August to prison terms ranging from 6 to 7 years on trumped-up charges of “illegal possession of ammunition.” Muradova, 58, died as a result of beatings she received while in prison September 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal for support for Muradova’s family now under threat from government Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan News Help by sharing this information News to go further March 13, 2020 Find out more