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Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is a holding company providing products and services for life assurance, employee benefits, asset management, medical insurance, funeral assurance provision of actuarial services and residential property development. This includes managing pensions, funeral insurance and microfinancing in the informal banking market. Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe offers additional products for individual loans, salary-based loads and loans for farmers. Its actuarial services include life and general insurance services, healthcare insurance, investments and finance and funeral assurance schemes. Its asset management services include unit trusts, money market funds, equity funds, balanced funds and advisory services. Its medical aid services include an access health package, express health package and a foundation health package. The company operates in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with the latter offering products for life assurance and pensions. Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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People’s champions: Players’ player at each Premiership club

first_imgSpent: Luke Narraway emptied his resources as London Irish went down and will do it all again next year“I’m proud to be committing myself to the future of this club, whatever that may look like” – Narraway’s words on signing a fresh one-year deal at the end of April were as honest as his graft in a struggling outfit. He made 21 league appearances since September, making 159 tackles, taking 53 lineouts and snaffling 13 turnovers. As Irish thrashed around and eventually sank, shipping 74 tries and 620 points in the process, Narraway remained aggressive and untiring. His leadership will be vital for the Exiles in the Championship.Newcastle FalconsNili LatuAn eventual gap of seven points between them and relegated London Irish was an entirely justifiable reflection that the Falcons deserve another season to consolidate their top-flight status. They needed Andy Goode’s accuracy from the tee and Tonga’s gnarled talisman, though. Latu, who turned 34 in February, would pass for a decade older than that. Still, a combination of durability and disregard for his own wellbeing make an effective blend. Mainly benefitting from driving mauls, the pocket battleship in the back row has dotted down nine times too.Northampton SaintsTeimana HarrisonThe season-long absence of arch-scavenger Calum Clark has hindered Saints, but it has also helped them unearth a rough diamond who could go on to transform the dynamism of England’s play out in Australia. Harrison’s bristling carrying meant he could move from openside to the anchor of the scrum when selection dictated and a league tally of 43 tackle-busts from 180 runs is a striking ratio. Pace and power are packaged with brawn over the ball. When he is done with the Wallabies, Harrison will dovetail with Louis Picamoles at Saints – a tantalising prospect.Sale SharksBryn EvansTower of power: Bryn Evans takes a lineout at The Rec, one of 87 he snaffled during the seasonThe usual column inches for Danny Cipriani and Steve Diamond’s nomination for the Director of Rugby gong seem to be token nods to Sale’s progress this season. A fine Premiership campaign, comprising a Champions Cup place and a home record that was only blemished at the final hurdle, deserves more credit. Two-cap All Blacks lock Evans underpinned his team’s efforts. He took 87 lineouts, stole 16 more, cut down 162 carriers and penned a contract extension last month to commit to the cause.SaracensDuncan TaylorA well-drilled, domineering pack has underpinned Saracens’ surge. Many of the same forwards fortified England’s Grand Slam as well. However, neither Maro Itoje nor George Kruis took this prize. Brothers Mako and Billy Vunipola bowed to a back. Scotland centre Duncan Taylor, one of the very best performers in the Six Nations, came back on fallow weekends during the tournament to play for Saracens – he was that integral to Mark McCall’s plans. Intelligent lines of running and classy decision-making either side of the ball have held together his team’s shape.WaspsGeorge SmithIt is no exaggeration whatsoever to say that Smith has re-written the coaching manual’s chapter on breakdown play, altering the sport’s landscape entirely. Those skills remain undiminished, as another triumph at the RPA Awards reinforced. But besides trademark jackalling, Smith’s distribution – often at first-receiver, sometimes further out – has facilitated the flow of Dai Young’s exciting outfit. Heading into the semi-final at Sandy Park with 197 tackles and 162 carries to complement 20 offloads, his 35 year-old engine is still ticking along nicely.Worcester WarriorsBryce Heem* LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Incoming: Semesa Rokoduguni excelled despite an annus horribilis for Bath as a whole Clean heels: Bryce Heem tears away from the Gloucester cover defenceAnother ex-Chief to trade Waikato for these shores and endear himself to new employers immediately, Heem had displayed destructive form in Super Rugby prior to arriving at Sixways. This was a hugely canny bit of business from Dean Ryan. Heem’s hefty 103-kilogram frame and deceptive speed caused problems for rival defences, but relentless, intelligent support play also ensured he enjoyed plenty of touches. Working in harness with consummate Chris Pennell at full-back, he registered 1337 running metres from 171 carries, beating 54 defenders and manufacturing 26 clean breaks. Only Nathan Hughes returned more than his 24 offloads, a mark of slick, skilful link-play.*denotes that Player of the Season was awarded in the absence of a Players’ Player prize For any sportsman, indeed for any professional, the endorsement of peers represents the most satisfying coup possible. With that in mind, one award at swanky end-of-season dinners is coveted more dearly than others across the Premiership.Breaking down the players’ player winners from each club is interesting. This season, the split was seven-five in favour of forwards. Delving deeper, the positional shake-up gave us five flankers, three wings, two locks, a centre and a fly-half. Of the 12 prize-winners, there were five new signings. Three of them were from New Zealand, two coming from the Chiefs.But, in a sense, searching for trends is futile. These men endeared themselves specifically to their squad mates, earning the majority of all-important votes. That tells us everything we need to know.Bath RugbySemesa RokoduguniThe unceremonious exit of Mike Ford this week only served to add yet another bullet point to a calamitous catalogue of woe in the West Country. However, explosive wing Rokoduguni has done his utmost to provide entertainment. Radiating self-confidence again, the Fiji-born reconnaissance tank soldier has racked up astonishing numbers. Twelve Premiership tries, 68 beaten defenders, 30 clean breaks and 1033 running metres crystallise his attacking talent. Then a total of 15 turnovers, more than any other back, attest to his fast-twitch tenacity in the tackle area.Exeter ChiefsGareth SteensonSleight of hand: Gareth Steenson slips a deft pass out of the tackleFor sheer popularity among colleagues, Steenson would be close to taking Exeter’s award every season. Rob Baxter’s skipper is a calm, conscientious leader that demands the best in a personable but passionate way. This year, his prolific boot has driven the Chiefs’ charge. A haul of 234 points is 52 clear of anyone else. Taking the ball flat in harness with Henry Slade, Steenson’s crisp passing also allows Exeter to stretch any opponent. It speaks volumes that the likes of Thomas Waldrom and Don Armand, despite fantastic years, were overlooked. Steenson has been that good.Gloucester RugbyCharlie Sharples*Seventeen straight Premiership starts for Sharples were cut short by knee ligament damage at the Madejski Stadium in late March, an injury that derailed the rapid wing’s season just as pitches were hardening up to suit him. However, his spiky commitment and consistency had already done enough to land Gloucester’s top award. A superb outing in a 13-10 victory over Wasps at Kingsholm put much-vaunted rivals Christian Wade and Frank Halai in the shade. Although opportunities were scarce for Cherry and Whites widemen this year, Sharples’ pedigree is perennial.HarlequinsLuke WallaceSuited and booted: Luke Wallace receives his well-deserved gongJust as Chris Robshaw benefitted from shifting across the back-row to blindside flanker with England, Wallace revelled in Conor O’Shea’s number seven shirt. Only Matt Kvesic of Gloucester managed more than his 24 turnovers and the long-haired openside also registered 175 tackles. Strong and supple, he is a breakdown pest. Only 25 but apparently behind clubmate Jack Clifford in Eddie Jones’ pecking order, Wallace should be given the Saxons tour of South Africa to press his international credentials.Leicester TigersMike FitzgeraldIn the tiny gaps between homages to Claudio Ranieri and co, there has been talk in Leicester of how new coach Aaron Mauger has injected ambition and developed an expansive, all-court gameplan. But Tigers know the value of grunt, graft and gainline presence more than any other side. For that reason, unfussy former Chief Fitzgerald has proven to be an inspired signing, featuring in 24 matches across all competitions thus far and demonstrating remarkable consistency. His attributes complement his club perfectly.London IrishLuke Narraway The list of players’ player award-winners from this Premiership season makes for insightful reading. last_img read more

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Twin Houses / Ekler Architect

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  483 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hungary 2012 Twin Houses / Ekler ArchitectSave this projectSaveTwin Houses / Ekler ArchitectSave this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyHouses•Hungary CopyAbout this officeEkler ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesHungaryPublished on December 08, 2012Cite: “Twin Houses / Ekler Architect” 08 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/303040/twin-houses-ekler-architect Clipboard Twin Houses / Ekler Architectcenter_img Year:  CopySave this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyText description provided by the architects. The twin houses, by Ekler Architect led by Dezső Ekler, stand in a garden suburb of a city in East Hungary. The clients, two good friends wished to build only slightly different houses which are situated on a hillside covered by acacia grove. The two-storey buildings contain service rooms in the basement (garage, wellness room, storage, mechanical room) and living areas, rooms on the ground floor facing the hillside.Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyThe spacious site offered a chance to locate and form the houses freely. The fortunate South-East orientation and the marvellous view both collide with the approach. Therefore, oriented to that direction a cantilevered structure facilitates the living areas overhanging above the garages. Side loggias turning out from the main volume accommodate the representative guest door on the east side and the garden exit on the west. The composition of the buildings is based on the rotation of three volumes around a base point which allocates the individual spaces to optimal positions, and provides diverse visual character to the houses from every side view.Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyThe lobby is situated in the middle, at the narrowest of the building. In front of it the kitchen, dining room and living room lie with full panorama and direct connection to the garden. The bedrooms are drawn back to the north annexes of the building. The house was built of reinforced concrete structure, with brick infill walls. The intersecting wings of the building are characterized by different claddings: brick and thermo wood but with reciprocal allocations on the two buildings.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTWArticlesFour House / Hernández Silva ArquitectosArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/303040/twin-houses-ekler-architect Clipboard Photographs:  Tamás Bujnovszky+ 30 Share Photographs Houses Architects: Ekler Architect Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Sant Antoni Lofts / Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge

first_imgSave this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 42Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921988/sant-antoni-lofts-roman-izquierdo-bouldstridge Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRoman Izquierdo BouldstridgeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentRenovationBarcelonaSpainPublished on July 31, 2019Cite: “Sant Antoni Lofts / Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge” 31 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Spain “COPY” Photographs:  Adrià Goula Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Year:  Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. This project consists in the conversion of an 1880’s apartment into two lofts, located in the Sant Antoni district of Barcelona. A new housing scenery is created by a succession of rooms that connect the street to the courtyard through a system of sliding doors and porticos, reminiscent of the Japanese traditional house. The original dwelling was totally compartmentalized by corridors and rooms barely connected to each other and to the outside. The first intention was to open up the space and recuperating the original high ceilings by demolishing the existent partition walls, floor and ceilings, increasing the incidence of natural lighting and promoting ventilation.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaStructure and program. The design takes advantage of the building existent structure, formed by a sequence of load-bearing walls and wooden beams, to create a simple and poetic language that generates a flexible program. The load walls were all altered to achieve a repetition of an ordered geometry which establishes the limits in-between the different rooms. New openings were set up by structural reinforcements and apertures that were no longer needed were filled in. This element is built again twice to meet the dwelling functional requirements; therefore, the existent structure defines the program while the program defines the modified structure. With this intervention a new 23 meters long visual crosses the space from the street to the courtyard, giving rise to a succession of thresholds and rooms related to the exterior that enhances the visual depth of the lofts.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSliding doors and boundaries. The boundaries between the different spaces have the same ratio of wall surface and aperture, which opens the possibility for installing chestnut sliding doors that completely cover the white walls when there are opened. This system generates flexible and diffuse limits that create a dynamic composition where the rooms can be completely, partially or non-related to each other. When doors are closed, each room is an entity in itself, whereas when the doors open, each room is part of a complete entity. Acting as light and shadow filters, the doors expand or contract the space while providing privacy to the inhabitants. These svelte elements give a new scale to the space emphasizing its vertical dimension. Another visual effect that provides the perception of being in a higher space is the fact that the apertures have the same proportion but larger dimensions than a conventional door.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaFlexible shelving system. The lofts storage needs are solved by an innovative 23 meters long shelving structure made of timber ladders with an in-between distance of 60 centimeters. The rungs of the 41 ladders support the white steel bars and the white lacquered wooden boards, which stabilize the horizontal loads of the system and have different functions depending in the height they are placed. The program of the rooms defines the use of this modular light system; in the living rooms it serves as a large bench and a library, in the bedrooms it is an open wardrobe, in the laundry room it integrates the clothes dryer and washing machine, in the kitchens the shelves provide storage capacity, integrate the fridge and act as a kitchen bar and finally, in the lofts entrance hall the cupboard hides the boilers and electrical panels. In coherence with the concept of rooms with exchangeable programs, the longitudinal storage unit can also be modified to meet the users’ requirements without altering its initial concept. Indeed, this flexibility opens the possibility to unify again the two lofts in a single dwelling.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaNature, time and light. The vertical rhythm of the ladders along the entire space gives a thickness to its perimeter wall while illuminating the interior. The white painted walls and ceilings, in addition to the continuous polished concrete floor, form the envelope of a scenery where light and time draw the subtle objects shadows. The space could be understood as a succession of perforated white boxes that makes the transition of natural lighting, giving the sensation of living inside large lamps that the sliding doors can turn on or turn off. The hanging plants, in harmony with the chestnut structure, form a dynamic abstraction of trunks, brunches and leaves that brings life to the created atmosphere. At the same time, the presence of plants improves the interior air quality and regulates the humidity. The living, dead and inert material merge into a new domestic environment where the different degrees of temporal impermanence are reflected.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessCheetah Plains Lodge / ARRCCSelected ProjectsAA Visiting School Asinara – Casting CastawaysWorkshopProject locationAddress:Barrio de Sant Antoni, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Sant Antoni Lofts / Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Sant Antoni Lofts / Roman Izquierdo BouldstridgeSave this projectSaveSant Antoni Lofts / Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Photographs Loft ArchDaily Projects CopyLoft, Renovation•Barcelona, Spain Manufacturers: Cosentino, Acor ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921988/sant-antoni-lofts-roman-izquierdo-bouldstridge Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architect: last_img read more

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InterContinental Hotels chooses Hospitality Action as charity of the year

first_img Howard Lake | 16 July 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis InterContinental Hotels chooses Hospitality Action as charity of the year  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The UK & Ireland division of InterContinental Hotels Group has adopted Hospitality Action, the industry charity, to receive support throughout its UK hotels.The Group’s UK & Ireland division has made a corporate donation to the charity, and will encourage its hotels to raise funds for the charity through employee fundraising.InterContinental Hotels Group plc owns, manages, leases or franchises over 3,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries. Advertisement 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

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Reformist journalists and intellectuals punished and censored

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more December 3, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reformist journalists and intellectuals punished and censored April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China Newscenter_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders has alerted the European delegation to the EU-China summit in the Netherlands on 8 December that China has launched a new crackdown against reformists.The Propaganda Department blacklisted six renowned political commentators from the state-owned press in November 2004. The authorities have also curbed coverage on the role of intellectuals in the development of China. Journalist Wang Guangze has been sacked under official pressure.As Prime Minister Wen Jiabao attends the EU-China summit, a new wave of censorship and repression has been unleashed, said the worldwide press freedom organisation.These sanctions from another age, sidelining liberals from political life, threatened to damage the credibility of reforms instituted by Wen Jibao’s government, it said.Some 25 Chinese journalists and 62 cyberdissidents are currently imprisoned, the organisation pointed out.The Chinese Communist Party’s Propaganda Department at the start of November ordered official media to stop publishing articles from the six reformist political commentators.Among them was Jiao Guobiao professor of journalism at Beijing University, who called for the propaganda department to be abolished and for the holding of free elections. The university, under official pressure, cancelled his journalism course in September.The China Information Centre identified the other five blacklisted commentators as: veteran communist party member Li Rui, writers and political editorialists Wang Yi and Yu Jie, the director of the Tianze Economic Research Institute, Mao Yushi and Yao Lifa, a peasants’ rights activist in Hubei Province, eastern China.The Propaganda Department has been waging a struggle against reformist intellectuals, banning them from using the state-owned press to publicly raise concerns about the country’s poorest and to promote social justice.Finally, Wang Guangze, of the bi-weekly Ershiyi shiji jingji baodao (The 21st Century Business Herald) was sacked on 23 November on his return from the United States where he attended, with official permission, a seminar on ethics and new technology at Trinity College Connecticut. Wang, 32, gave a paper entitled, “The development and possible evolution of political ecology in China in the age of the Internet”His talk focused on how the Internet is currently transforming the political landscape and civil society, despite official controls.On his return the journalist was told he had been dismissed for being “absent” and for “poor quality work” over the previous two months for his newspaper, published by the press group Nanfang Daily. Wang was however quoted by Hong Kong daily South China Morning Post as saying that he had been promised a promotion before he left for the United States.”The authorities have learned newer, more sophisticated and very effective techniques to control the press,” he added.Wang suffered four years of unemployment after being dismissed from the Legal Daily in 1999 for defending the wife of a pro-democracy dissident. News to go furtherlast_img read more

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Pasadena Library Hosts Free Practice SATs, Scores & Tips for Raising Them!

first_img Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it College bound? Get ready for the official SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by Ucan Prep 4 College at no cost to participants on Saturday, September 29 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Tests will be taken Saturday and scores returned the following Thursday, October 4 at 5 p.m., when the co-directors of the Ucan Prep, both test-prep veterans for over 20 years, will give valuable tips to teens and their parents that will instantly help raise their scores! Space is limited. Call (626) 744-7268 to register. Sponsored by Ucan Prep 4 College.This program will be offered again in October and November 2012, January, March and May 2013. For more information call (626) 744-7272 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Pasadena Library Hosts Free Practice SATs, Scores & Tips for Raising Them! From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 31, 2012 | 1:58 pm Make a comment Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Guest Opinion | Joyce Perry: Are The Wheels of Justice Turning in Pasadena?

first_img Subscribe THE COMPLAINT PROCESSAs a resident of NW Pasadena for more than 20 years, it became increasingly frustrating for me to watch how people of color were being treated by Pasadena Police Department (PPD). Whether they were walking, riding a bike, on a scooter, sitting in a car, or driving…..the police found a reason to stop them and search them in the most degrading manner. My piercing stares were not meant to add to their humiliation, but were from a desire to help. The incident that precipitated my involvement with the ACLU family occurred in 2011. A law enforcement agency in military fatigues executed a no-knock warrant raid on the house of a nearly 70-year-old neighbor. They rammed the gate, shot projectiles through a window that went off like bombs, then brought her out in handcuffs and sleeveless on a chilly day. She was on display for what seemed like hours. I had to offer to bring her a blanket. It was a call to action!ALCU was a vehicle for me to learn about and participate in the work being done to combat these issues, as well as the politics and its players. Whether it was voter registration, Racial Profiling petitions, or workshops, I was fortunate to be introduced to and work alongside of many dedicated organizations striving to improve the lives of those in the community. You know who you are, and I commend you. The most consequential volunteer experience was my efforts to promote the Know Your Rights Workshops.I am a retired teacher with a BA in Criminal Justice. My goal was to become a lawyer. After passing the LSAT and being courted by Loyola Marymount, I took a teaching job to pay for the hefty price tag. Needless to say that things didn’t work out as planned. Nonetheless, my passion for criminal justice still drives me to help those who are being victimized by the unjust system. Let’s not pretend that it doesn’t exist in Pasadena.During one of the many Public Safety Committee meetings I attended, then Chief Sanchez made a statement that resonated with me -”We [PPD] must be doing a good job; we only had two complaints last year”. His remark was so contrary to what I was seeing and hearing on the streets. This was the missing component of the Know Your Rights Workshops that needed to be amplified since he equated job performance with the number of complaints. With Tyron Hampton’s unwavering support, I volunteer to assist those who may want to file a complaint against PPD.There is no shortage of opportunities in NW Pasadena to file a complaint against PPD and LASD. I filed my first complaint in 2017 after PPD officers swarmed my street- with helicopter- to detain a young Black man who was just sitting in his car. I confronted the officers after the handcuffed victim stated that he had not given PPD permission to search his car. The young man was released without even a ticket. Our tax dollars at waste! I experienced numerous issues when I filed my complaints online. Some were attributed to a “computer glitch” or “info not uploaded when website was upgraded” (They changed the time frame for when they would respond). I eventually handed off the complaints at a Public Safety Committee meeting. Regardless of the roadblocks we may encounter, it is imperative that we document the unconstitutional, policy-violating actions of PPD. Public defenders contact me regularly due to the complaints I have filed and have subpoenaed me to be a witness. They have asked that I stress to the community how important it is to file complaints so that the information can be used to show a possible pattern of behavior. The first thing they do on a case is look to see if there are any complaints against the officer(s).We are not ignorant of the predictable outcome of these complaints. It has been 4 years since my complaints were filed, along with the nearly 200 community complaints stemming from the Chris Ballew beating on video (which, by the way, counts as 1 complaint since it is 1 incident). But, Chief Perez said he would send letters of acknowledgement. Have you received yours? I thank everyone who let her/his voice be heard via your participation. What is the status of Lujan and Esparza?Tornek promised “substantial changes”… Sanchez resigned… a new Chief Perez…two more Black men killed by police and more officers firing their weapons on Chief Perez’s watch. PPD consistently engages in perfunctory community meetings and workshops to “improve relations between the police and the NW Pasadena community”, but it hasn’t changed the reality on the streets. That time could be better spent objectively investigating themselves and resolving complaints in a timely, unbiased manner. If PPD really wants to see improvement, I have a suggestion. They could come to NW Pasadena with the intent to listen and implement behavioral changes, not to justify their actions, not to dismiss us and shift the blame, and not to improve their own image. Case in point: During a WHY’D YOU STOP ME? WORKSHOP, an officer told a young Black male that it was on him to deescalate the situation if the officer is getting out of control. I’ll leave it at that! What can we expect under Mayor Gordo’s leadership since the status quo seems to be entrenched in Pasadena’s politics (despite the optics)?PPD documents its contact with you for a record; it would be in OUR best interest if you do the same. There are at least two sides to every encounter. Feel free to contact your district councilmember when you need guidance on the complaint process or reach out to me on Facebook.PPD’S “Compliment/Complaint Form” can be accessed at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/police/complaint-compliment-form/ faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business 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. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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Limerick Writer selected for Words Ireland National Mentoring Programme

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostPeter Delaney Peter Delaney selected for Words Ireland’s National Mentoring ProgrammeLIMERICK writer Peter Delaney has been selected by Words Ireland to receive professional literary mentoring over the next eight months from an acclaimed Irish writer of their choice.After a national call out, a total of 24 writers including Peter Delaney were selected from 250 applicants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Arts & Culture Office funded the literary mentorship along with the Arts Council of Ireland to guarantee that the best applicant from the county would be selected.Their support will ensure that the chosen mentee receives this potentially life-changing support for free. It is also an investment in the long-term literary reputation of the region.Having achieved some success as a solo musician and filmmaker, Peter returned to his early love of writing after he started a family. He has produced a handful of short stories that are just beginning to get out in the world.The mentoring process involves four two-hour meetings between the selected ‘mentee’ and their chosen professional writer. The mentor reads up to 10,000 words of the awarded mentee’s writing in advance of each, then shares their hard-earned critical feedback and advice.The hope is that the chosen mentees will go on to write great works of literature to match or beat the quality of their mentors. It’s a form of peer-to-peer teaching that is increasingly popular across all sectors of Irish life – in industry as well as the arts.Dr Pippa Little, Arts and Culture Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “Limerick Culture and Arts Office is delighted to be supporting Peter Delaney through this Words Ireland National Mentoring Award, which is a key creative support.“It allows for significant professional development, as Peter will receive one-to-one mentoring from a professional writer-mentor over the coming year, in order to progress his novel.” she said.The National Mentoring Programme is run by Words Ireland. It is a grouping of seven national literature resource organisations aimed at supporting writers and developing new audiences for literature.These seven organisations that make up the collective include: Literature Ireland; Children’s Books Ireland; Irish Writers Centre; The Stinging Fly; Poetry Ireland; Munster Literature Centre and Publishing Ireland.Its programme is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, but the board work on a voluntary basis. It is chaired by Michael McLoughlin, Chair of Penguin Random House, Ireland. Facebook Linkedin Email Twitter NewsLimerick Writer selected for Words Ireland National Mentoring ProgrammeBy Meghann Scully – July 7, 2020 302 center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleUniversity of Limerick came out on top at this years Smedia AwardsNext articlePike Confirm Additions of Grant and Collopy Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApplast_img read more

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HUD’s Carson Provides Opportunity Zone Updates

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Mayor of Fort Myers, Florida said he is “encouraged” by results of the Opportunity Zone initiative for economically struggling neighborhoods in his city.U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson, Chairman of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, this week delivered an update on government-designated Opportunity Zones located in Fort Meyers Florida. Carson visited Opportunity Zone neighborhoods in Fort Myers to view the progress made as a result of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which created Opportunity Zones in the effort to stimulate long-term investments in low-income communities. Opportunity Zone plans are in place for communities in all 50 states this year.“Today, I am encouraged by the force of positive change happening here in Fort Myers as a result of the Opportunity Zones initiative. I thank [Fort Myers] Mayor [Randy] Henderson and the local leadership for their determined partnership in ensuring economic growth and opportunity for all,” Carson said.Henderson added that the Opportunity Zone initiative is an important program for the City of Fort Myers. “Secretary Carson has championed attainable housing and public private partnerships that make it possible to attract investors, particularly in our Opportunity Zones.”Housing advocates such as the National Association of Realtors (NAR) have expressed support for Opportunity Zones as a tool for building more housing in economically distressed areas.On December 12, 2018, the White House established the Council to support the administration’s pledge to encourage public and private investment in urban and economically distressed areas, including Opportunity Zones.Secretary Carson last month delivered the latest report outlining Opportunity Zone best practices and examples of revitalization occurring nationwide to President Donald Trump.At that time, Carson reported, “There are inspiring stories happening in real time, with action being taken by State governments, local governments, Qualified Opportunity Funds, public-private partnerships, and others to spur revitalizing investments in the areas of most need. This report will prove to be especially helpful and encouraging to communities as they continue to admirably fight the invisible enemy known as COVID-19.” In an article last year for Forbes, Acumen America’s Markeze Bryant (whose investment fund focuses on helping low-income families generate better access to health care, education, and financial services) helped answer questions related to understanding the mechanisms of Opportunity Zones. About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Lowest Unemployment Rate in Months, Continuing Gradual Recovery Next: Industry Reaction: Fannie and Freddie’s Adverse Market Fee HUD’s Carson Provides Opportunity Zone Updates The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago August 13, 2020 1,591 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share 2Savecenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / HUD’s Carson Provides Opportunity Zone Updates Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-08-13 Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more

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