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NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgNBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NBS Bank Limited (NBS.mw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileNBS Bank Limited is a leading commercial bank in Malawi; providing corporate and retail banking solutions, and treasury managements products and services. The company was established in 1964 when Central Africa Building Society, Commonwealth Century Building Society and First Permanent Building Society merged to form New Building Society (NBS). The financial institution became a commercial bank in 2004 after it was issued a banking license by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. NBS Bank is a subsidiary of NICO Holdings Limited. In addition to general banking products and services for the corporate and private sector, NBS Bank provides solutions for international trade, SME loans, asset finance and mortgage loans and short- and long-term insurance products. NBS has a national network of 37 service centres, with its head office based in Blantyre, Malawi. NBS Bank is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget buy-to-let! I’d rather invest £2k in the Diageo share price today

first_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget buy-to-let! I’d rather invest £2k in the Diageo share price today 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. Harvey Jones | Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 | More on: DGE Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address The Diageo share price has shown tremendous resilience during the stock market crash. Naturally, it fell sharply during March, along with almost every other FTSE 100 stock. But it didn’t fall as far, and has recovered faster than most.Spirits giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) looks a better way to play the stock market rebound than most FTSE stocks. The truth is the lockdown has played to its strengths, as people have carried on drinking to soothe themselves while in self-isolation.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…Ending the lockdown could further boost the Diageo share price, as people will feel they’ve plenty to celebrate when they start going out again.I wouldn’t bother with buy-to-letI would rather invest £2k in Diageo stock, or any other amount, than commit a much bigger sum to the property market today. One of the joys of shares is that you can invest small sums, in seconds, through an online platform. You can sell just as quickly too.If you want to buy or sell a buy-to-let property, the process takes months. Especially at the moment. While you can invest in the Diageo share price today, that buy-to-let probably won’t be yours until the autumn.You also have to stump up a fat deposit, and raise finance to fund your purchase. Total costs, including mortgage arrangement fees, surveys, stamp duty (with a 3% surcharge) and so on, will be thousands of pounds. That’s before you get a penny in rental income.The final great advantage in buying into the Diageo share price, or any other FTSE 100 stock, is that you can take your returns free of tax using your Stocks and Shares ISA allowance. That means all your capital gains and dividend income are free of tax, for life.With buy-to-let, they’ll be taxed. Worse, you can only claim basic rate mortgage tax relief, even if you pay at a higher rate. You have to put fiddly numbers on your self-assessment tax return, whereas you don’t even have to mention your ISA.That’s why I’d buy the Diageo share priceDiageo is a global company offering market-leading brands that people need little persuasion to buy – Guinness, Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, and so on. CEO Ivan Menezes has responded to the trend for young people to drink less, by encouraging them to upgrade to higher quality (and premium priced) spirits when they do drink.By contrast to many FTSE 100 stocks, you now get a dividend when you invest in Diageo, although share buy-backs have been paused. The yield is 2.45%, which may seem relatively low, but management is progressive. It tends to rise by a healthy amount each year. The Diageo share price actually trades 57% higher than it did five years ago. Yet it’s also trading at a 17% discount to January’s price, thanks to the crash. This is a stock with staying power, and I’d buy it today. 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New Diana fund CEO to meet charity leaders

first_img Dr Astrid Honeyman, the new Chief Executive of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, is to address chief executives of international charities at the ACEVO Funding the Future conference in London on 15 November. She will use the opportunity to present her consultation document ‘The Future of the Fund’ and seek feedback from charity leaders.The document will contain the findings and emerging options of a strategic review. The key points emerging from the review include:The Fund will continue to give priority to groups and causes that otherwise find it difficult to obtain recognition. Advertisement It remains committed to awareness raising and advocacy as well as its practical work.The themes identified in the early days of the Fund as priorities remain so:o Displaced people;o People at the margins of society;o Survivors of conflict and those requiring mediation;o Dying and bereaved people.The Fund will continue making new grants from its capital reserves of £28 million for at least five years from 2006. The total life of the Fund will be between five to nine years from 2006, subject to periodic review.The Fund proposes to allocate grants to a small number of five-year programmes in particular subject areas, with the intended outcomes specified at the beginning. The Fund intends to continue its existing programmes supporting the improvement of palliative care in Africa and the cause of landmines and ERW. In addition, it is looking to identify up to three other major programmes for further exploration and development. In its remaining years, the Fund expects to spend slightly more overseas than in the UK therefore bringing the balance during its lifetime to 50/50. The Fund will keep an unallocated reserve of £5 million for the next three years or so until the timing and nature of the concluding phase of the Fund’s work becomes clearer. Copies of of the Consultation pack are available from the Fund on 020 7902 5500 by or email. New Diana fund CEO to meet charity leaders  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 2005 | News 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.last_img read more

Contactless donation box trial raises £20,000 in three months

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 3 February 2017 | News Contactless donation box trial raises £20,000 in three months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis196 Tagged with: contactless Donation Boxescenter_img A trial of contactless donations boxes led by Barclaycard with 11 charities has seen the charities involved raise more than £20,000 in three months.Barclaycard led the trial of 100 portable donation boxes that accept both Chip and PIN and contactless donations including those made by wearable and mobile devices.The trial started in September 2016 and was scheduled to end in December although some of the charities are still using them. In the trial, the charities used the boxes in a number of ways, including volunteers taking them to special events, and placing them next to the checkouts in charity stores.The charities took more than £20,000 in donations, including one for £1,000 given to the NSPCC, and reported positive responses from the public around the boxes’ ease and flexibility of use.A number of partners worked with Barclaycard on the trial. Payworks developed the contactless donation box app, and integrated payment functionality into the card reader. Miura provided the card reader while the box design was created by Sprout. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) also consulted on the trial.How the boxes workThe donation boxes are comprised of three parts: a small card reader; a branded, hand-held box specific to each charity; and an accompanying payment acceptance app, connected to the reader via Bluetooth.Charities use the app to designate a fixed donation amount, which can be set on a ‘repeated transaction’ mode, to collect that same value each time a donor taps the front of the box. However, the app also lets charities change the amount for a one-off payment should someone wish to give more. The boxes also accept both contactless and Chip and PIN transactions, meaning charities can receive card donations over the £30 contactless limit.The charities involved in the trial were: Barnardos, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Cats Protection, the Design Museum, NSPCC, Oxfam, Prostate Cancer UK, RNIB, RNLI, Royal British Legion, and The Science Museum.NSPCC trialThe NSPCC used 10 contactless donation boxes over 40 times at NSPCC events, tube stations, public spaces and shopping centres by volunteers.During the trial, the average donation was £3.07 (not including the £1,000 donation, which came during a visit to the Houses of Parliament in aid of The Liam Charity Tribute Fund): higher than the average amount the charity receives through spare change. The devices were pre-set at £2, although donors could give more if they wished.Megan Johnston, senior fundraiser at the NSPCC, said: Advertisement  454 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis196 “As we are living in a society with many different ways to pay, the NSPCC were keen to adapt to the rise of cashless payments to ensure we can keep children safe from abuse.“The feedback we received from the public was overwhelmingly positive. Previously, many people have said they would like to donate even though they no longer carry cash, so it was great to offer a cashless giving alternative through our hard working volunteers who are committed to our fight for every childhood.”According to the research from Barclaycard, one in seven (15%) people said they walked away from a donation opportunity at least once last year because they were unable to give using a debit or credit card, with 43% saying they carry less cash with them now than they did three years ago.Chris Allwood, head of product development at CAF, said:“People in the UK donate around £10 billion to charity every year. However, a rapidly growing number of them can no longer make donations on the street when they feel inspired to do so because they have stopped carrying cash. This makes it vital that charities are able to accept payment by debit and credit card.”All photos:  Adrian Brooks/Imagewise  453 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Cuban women describe their ‘revolution within the Revolution’

first_img“[T]he Cuban woman, in the dark and quiet corner of the home, awaits … the hour, in which a revolution breaks its yoke and spreads its wings. Everything was enslaving: origin, color, sex. [You must] destroy … it by fighting to the death. You have destroyed the slavery of color by emancipating the slave. The time has come to liberate the woman!”These words were spoken in 1869 by Ana Betancourt, a revolutionary who played a leading role in Cuba’s war of independence from Spain.Betancourt, along with Mariana Grajales of Dominican and Jamaican origins, and referred to as the “Mother of Cuba,” are just two of so many women whose roots of rebellion nurture Cuban soil.Given this history, it is no surprise that every year when the Federation of Cuban Women arrive in New York City for U.N.-related events, the solidarity movement pours out to welcome them.Their presence is enriched by the fact that these are people in the process of building a socialist society. How can activists miss this opportunity?Cuban speakers at forum included, from left: Yenisey Gonzalez, Manuel Vazquez, Teresa Amarelle Boué and Miguel Barnet.Gathering to celebrate revolutionary struggleThis year, the International Working Women’s Day event was also broadened to include other important and historical leaders of the Cuban Revolution who came for U.N. events.Miguel Barnet, founder of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC); Luis Morlote of the Union of Jurists; Manuel Vazquez of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex); and Yenisey Gonzalez, in charge of foreign relations for the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), joined Teresa Amarelle Boué, secretary general of the FMC, who opened the program on March 16 at the Peoples’ Forum in New York City.Barnet is a noted author and intellectual of the Revolution who founded UNEAC so that artists could also be organized to serve the Revolution.Amarelle Boué not only spoke of the gains for women in Cuba but also alerted the Cuba solidarity movement to new developments from the Trump administration.On March 15, the U.S. announced it would be eliminating 5-year tourist visas for Cubans. This will have drastic negative effects on the economy and will especially affect Cubans who have family in the U.S.These valued visas are used to visit relatives as well as to buy supplies that are not readily available in Cuba due to the continuing U.S. blockade. The new policy means that Cubans will be forced to make a third-country visit every time they come to the U.S., costing more money and more time.A March 14 article in the Cuban newspaper Granma emphasized that the Helms-Burton Act, which this new policy is part of, is “meant to re-colonize Cuba” and that Trump is “dusting off the law’s Title III to tighten the blockade and dissuade foreign investors in Cuba.”Revolutionary triumphsThe tightening of the blockade follows hostile U.S. propaganda against Cuba regarding Venezuela. The U.S. claims that Cuba is behind President Nicolás Maduro’s success in resisting imperialist attempts to oust him.But as Amarelle Boué pointed out: “Cubans are responsible for defending our Revolution, and the Venezuelans are responsible for defending theirs.”Cuba does stand in complete solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, as do China, Russia, India and many other countries. For instance, Cuba has sent doctors to Venezuela, angering the elite in the U.S. and in Venezuela. As always, Cuba sends doctors, the U.S. drops bombs — or attempts coups.The U.S. attempts to sabotage the Cuban Revolution have never succeeded. One major reason is Cuban women.Amarelle Boué reported: “Today, women represent 53.22 percent of deputies in the National Assembly of People’s Power and 48.4 percent of members of the Council of State. They make up 60.5 percent of higher education graduates and 67.2 percent of specialists and professionals throughout the nation.”These advances are based on the demands by women and also on the political will of the government to meet those demands.“We have been, as Fidel said, a revolution within the Revolution,” Amarelle Boué noted.Ongoing revolutionAs an example that neither the Revolution nor the Federation of Cuban Women is static, the 10th Congress of the FMC, recently held on March 6-8, took up the theme “not to neglect the gaps that remain, nor the challenges that lie ahead,” as well as emphasizing the need to be “more flexible, more dynamic” and “adapt to the times.”As “women of their time,” the FMC Congress was organized in a more dynamic way, closer to the grassroots. The goal of the federation is to “win the hearts and wills” of young people so that they “continue to love” the work of the Revolution.A major item for the Federation is gender equality, a major point of discussion at the Congress.Amarelle Boué, as well as the speaker from Cenesex, pointed out that although there has been huge progress on gender equality, sexist patterns still predominate. For example, in a major survey of almost 20,000 Cubans, 74 percent stated that “each individual’s sexual orientation should be respected,” but only half accepted same-sex marriage.Cenesex, founded by Mariela Castro, has made huge efforts to advance this cause. And as U.S. LGBTQ activists point out, Cuba has made more advances in 60 years on this question than has the U.S.It’s important to note that while there are, sadly, countless killings of trans people in the U.S., there are virtually none in Cuba.The Cuban Revolution is so strong. This writer noted at the FMC event that a Cuban diplomat assigned to the U.S. who accompanied the delegation stood at the back of the room.As he listened to his comrades on the stage, his face expressed such a look of pride and love as they spoke of their work in the Revolution. A diplomat in a suit, agricultural workers, women who work at home, LGBTQ people who march at Pride in Cuba — all defend the Revolution.As Amarelle Boué said: Cubans are defending their Revolution. The Cuban masses will never give up on socialism. History has shown this.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

State makes last-ditch effort to deny Mumia justice

first_imgThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has a long and openly biased history when it comes to justice for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, having denied all his appeals over the 37-year ordeal to win his freedom. True to form, on Feb. 24, four justices on the state’s highest court granted an extremely rare King’s Bench Petition backed by the Fraternal Order of Police to move jurisdiction over Abu-Jamal’s current appeal away from Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office.Pam Africa speaks at Philadelphia rally Feb. 28. WW photo: Joe PietteThis ruling, coming just one week before Krasner was due to respond to a request from Abu-Jamal’s attorneys for new hearings before the state’s Superior Court, brings a temporary halt to Mumia’s appeal.Last November the FOP filed a King’s Bench petition in the name of Maureen Faulkner, who was the spouse of the police officer Abu-Jamal is accused of killing, after a lower court denied her previous request to be a “party of interest” to the case.The petition, alleging Krasner is biased in favor of Abu-Jamal, asks the court to direct state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, not the Philadelphia DA’s office, to handle upcoming appeals.King’s Bench used for ‘extraordinary relief’A throwback to British colonial rule, King’s Bench gives the highest courts extraordinary authority to override the ordinary legal process. It lets the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appoint a “special master” — most likely a prosecutor — to investigate whether Krasner’s office has a conflict of interest in handling Abu-Jamal’s appeals.  This granting of “extraordinary relief” reeks of a cover-up and is all about thwarting justice.   Last September Abu-Jamal’s attorneys petitioned to send the case back to the Philadelphia Courts of Common Pleas after new evidence in his case had been discovered in December 2018 in hidden file boxes. The subsequent FOP-backed filings came after Krasner accepted Mumia’s request. Krasner was expected to formally approve the petition on March 2.The Faulkner/FOP King’s Bench petition criticizes Krasner for not being aggressive enough in opposing a ruling by Common Pleas Court Justice Leon Tucker granting Abu-Jamal’s right to new appeals. The police group also claims Krasner was “biased” because he turned over a former prosecutor’s evidence that they felt should have remained buried.‘Where’s my money?’Evidence uncovered in the hidden files supports long-held charges by Abu-Jamal’s legal defense of prosecutorial, judicial and police misconduct in this case — including witness coercion, racism in jury selection and withholding evidence favorable to the defense. One key piece is a letter to Joe McGill, the prosecutor in Abu-Jamal’s initial hearings, from Robert Chobert, the state’s key witness, asking, “Where is my money?” Chobert, a cab driver working with a revoked license, claimed to have seen Abu-Jamal shoot police officer Daniel Faulkner. However, photos belonging to the Philadelphia Bulletin proved that Chobert’s cab was not even at the scene. The King’s Bench Petition actually declares that DA Krasner should have colluded with prosecutor McGill to bury this evidence.The real conflict of interestWhile King’s Bench was not intended for use by an individual or group simply displeased with a government action, it appears that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court continues to make exceptions when it comes to the police. Many justices on this court, including two on the panel that ruled in favor of the petition, receive FOP funding. This court’s actions delay Abu-Jamal’s pending appeal, which just happens to involve charges of misconduct by a former member of the same court, retired Justice Ronald Castille. His well-established alliance with the FOP and bias against Abu-Jamal is central to this case. In 2016, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared it improper for a prosecutor who had sought the death penalty to later rule, as a judge, against the defendant’s appeal. That decision involved Castille, who was Philadelphia DA during the murder trial of Terrence Williams. Later, as a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, Castille rejected Williams’ appeal.As Philadelphia DA during Abu-Jamal’s initial hearings for a new trial, Castille sought to expedite the death penalty in the case. While campaigning for the higher court bench, Castille ran as a death penalty advocate with broad support from the FOP. Once on the higher court, Castille refused to recuse himself from all four of Abu-Jamal’s appeals.Judge Tucker’s granting of Abu-Jamal’s appeals was based, in part, on the Williams ruling. Summarizing his decision, Tucker wrote: “If a judge served as a prosecutor and then the judge, there is a finding of automatic bias and due process violation.”Whither Krasner?When Larry Krasner, a progressive defense attorney, ran for DA in 2017, many people of color communities and progressive organizations in Philadelphia had his back. He ran for office on his reputation as a lawyer who would take on the cops and the establishment. However, in assuming the functions of Philadelphia district attorney, Krasner became part of the bourgeois state apparatus that functions to maintain systemic racism, classism and repression. Upholding Abu-Jamal’s conviction has been central to the legacy of this office. If Krasner has demonstrated any clear bias in these proceedings, it’s been for the benefit of Castille and the FOP.Krasner shocked and angered many supporters after the election when he appointed Castille to his transition team. At a Common Pleas Court proceeding in April 2018, in which Krasner’s office argued against Abu-Jamal’s appeal, this reporter witnessed members of the FOP and the Faulkner family thanking Krasner’s community representative for the DA’s handling of the case. At several hearings prior to Judge Tucker’s ruling in December 2018, the FOP, retired prosecutors and members of the Faulkner family packed the courtroom in obvious efforts to intimidate the judge. At a final hearing, as it became more evident that the judge might actually consider Abu-Jamal’s attorney’s arguments, Maureen Faulkner threw a tantrum and denounced the court.Now the FOP and Faulkner want to replace DA Krasner with Attorney General Shapiro, who has established a reputation of bias against prisoners seeking justice.  When Krasner took office in January 2018, he fired several old guard prosecutors, including some who had been part of prior DA’s prosecution of Abu-Jamal.  Many were subsequently hired by Shapiro.In a 1997 decision, Commonwealth v. Mulholland, the higher court ruled against a King’s Bench petition that sought to replace a prosecutor with one thought to be more favorable. The court called this request “prosecutor shopping.”The “Hail Mary” efforts by the FOP in this petition reflect their futile efforts to prevent the truth in Abu-Jamal’s case from ever seeing the light of day. Many politicians whose careers were built on their participation in this case stand to lose.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Graduating seniors to receive unity cords from RRI, SGA partnership

first_imgKiaya Johnsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kiaya-johnson/ Twitter Kiaya Johnson ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printGraduating seniors will have the opportunity to wear something unique at commencement next week. TCU’s Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) partnered with the Student Government Association (SGA) to award every graduating senior with a Unity Cord that they can wear at the graduation ceremonies. Paige Shiring, the outgoing SGA president, said it all started as an idea and an email from Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr., the chair of RRI.“The unity cord initiative, an idea introduced by Dr. G., is a single graduation cord worn by the class of 2021 that serves as a physical reminder of all we have been through and that which is yet to come,” Shiring said at the ‘Reconciliation Day’ last week. The creators hope that it can serve as a physical buy-in to what reconciliation looks like on TCU’s campus. “Reconciliation should become a norm, not just a practice. RRI is not just an initiative, it’s all of us. This cord is a step in the right direction,” said Leslie Ekpe, the RRI graduate student representative.There will be a video played at graduation educating attendees about RRI as well. Some students were not aware of the cord. “This is my first time hearing about this. I wish we, as seniors, along with the rest of the student body knew more about its meaning so the message doesn’t get lost,” senior mathematics and psychology double major Mckenzie Washington said. “I just fear that it will come off as performative.”Photo Courtesy of TCU’s RRI Website: Unity CordsThe color of the cords are red and purple. The red represents strength and resilience, while the purple represents TCU’s school color and pride each student possesses.The two colors are intertwined to demonstrate how the community is bonded by the blood humility shared by all, in an effort to bring awareness to what true reconciliation means for the future of TCU.“The cords hold a deeper meaning. This cord does not just resemble this year. This is the start of something embedded in our culture,” said Leslie Ekpe, the RRI graduate student representative. “Inclusive to all the communities we serve at TCU. Everyone has to put themselves to the side for the betterment of TCU.”Along with representing a new step forward, the initiative wanted to provide something tangible for seniors to reflect on the trials and tribulations many have had to encounter within the past year. Students had to deal with the pandemic, social justice issues and individual battles, so this cord is a representation of those lived experiences.You can read more about the RRI’s findings and other plans for action here. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook ReddIt Linkedincenter_img Facebook Linkedin + posts Outgoing Student Body President Paige Shiring speaks at Reconciliation Day. She helped with the unity cord program (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Previous articleHoroscope: April 30, 2021Next articleBoschini responds to faculty criticism over recent interview Kiaya Johnson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Academics at TCU World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitterlast_img read more

Dink trial hearing criticised as undignified

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia January 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dink trial hearing criticised as undignified Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Reporters Without Borders said today it was very worried about the “undignified” trial of the alleged killers of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink and called on the judge to keep order in his court.Two of the 20 defendants, Ehran Tuncel and Yasin Hayal, exchanged blows at the trial’s eighth session in Istanbul on 26 January and the presiding judge, Ekran Canak, twice had to expel Hayal from the courtroom for shooting racist insults against Hrink and his family. Hayal’s lawyer, Fuat Turgut, also made racist remarks and Dink’s family walked out in protest. “The conditions and content of the hearing were in total contradiction with the dignity and impartiality required for justice to be done,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The insults to Dink’s family by the defendants and their lawyers cannot be tolerated and the court must be stricter, especially with outbursts by the defence lawyers.” Two of the defendants, Mustafa Öztürk and Zeynel Abidin Yavus, were ordered released by the court after more than two years in prison. Ogün Samast, the alleged triggerman, for the second time did not appear at the hearing for health reasons. The presiding judge mentioned a report from prime minister Reycep Tayyip Erdogan’s office noting a serious lack of cooperation between police in Istanbul, where Dink was killed, and police in Trabzon, where the murder was planned. It added that local and national intelligence services had performed badly.Dink, who edited the newspaper Agos, was shot dead on 19 January 2007. He had campaigned all his life for recognition of the 1915 genocide of Turkey’s Armenians and had been awarded the Henri Nannen press freedom prize. The trial of his killers began in July 2007. RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Immerse Yourself in Art and Spirituality at the Japanese Garden

first_img Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make 2017 a year to reconnect with art, nature and your inner peace. The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is offering a brand new lineup of classes starting on January 6 that make use of the uniquely calming garden.“We’re going to start the New Year with fresh offerings,” said Meher McArthur, Creative Director of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. “We’re creating programs that offer unique experiences in our garden..”Plein Air Watercolor Painting ClassesLearn from Pete Morris, a local artist who has become widely known in the area, not only for his landscape paintings but his ability to capture life as it happens. An experienced teacher, Pete will guide students on their artistic exploration of this unique Japanese garden.“It’s a rare opportunity to be painting a Japanese landscape in Pasadena,” said McArthur.The series of ten classes start on January 6 and will be held on Fridays from 10 a.m. to Noon.Mindfulness MeditationInstructor Debra Dysart will lead classes in the tranquil and healing environment of the garden. Debra is a teacher at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles. She also teaches Shambhala Art and is a former Director of the Shambhala Los Angeles where she has been a practitioner for 20 years. This class is a unique opportunity to find your inner peace in a tatami mat room while gazing out into the garden.Classes will be held in the Niko-an Teahouse on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The series of six classes begins on January 13.Ikebana ClassesGet inspired by the garden and learn the traditional art of Japanese flower arrangement, or ikebana. Classes will be led by Bokuho (Saeko) Kujiraoka, director of the Los Angeles branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Ms. Kujiraoka is a member of the Ikebana Teachers Association of Southern California. She has been teaching and creating ikebana since 1987.Classes will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Niko-an Teahouse, a unique opportunity to learn the art in a traditional Japanese setting. The series of six classes start on January 6.Classes will take place at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden; 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena. Register online at http://www.japanesegardenpasadena.com/programs.html Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News top box 10 Immerse Yourself in Art and Spirituality at the Japanese Garden From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 11:39 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more