Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgSwan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwan Life Limited (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Limited) offers services such as life assurance, pensions, actuarial, and investment businesses in Mauritius. The company also provides life, car, home, health, travel, and boat insurance products, education and retirement plans, investment plans, wealth management, and stockbroking services for individuals. Swan Life Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Swan Life Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

3 UK shares I’d buy today with £3,000

first_img3 UK shares I’d buy today with £3,000 If I had £3,000 to invest right now in UK shares, where would I start?£3,000 is enough to lower my risk by investing in a diversified range of companies and sectors. I’d consider putting £1,000 into each of the shares below.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…Growth choiceOver the long-term, I expect the UK self-storage industry to experience substantial growth. Rising house prices mean space is at more of a premium than ever. Former generations had spare rooms in which to hoard junk. But many households today have less space – and more junk!The storage industry has a simple business model. But it has some qualities I appreciate. Once people put goods in storage they often leave them there for years. Meanwhile, storage companies such as Safestore keep getting paid without having to do much work, beyond providing and maintaining the storage space.A risk I see here is that a future fall in demand for self-storage could hurt turnover and profits.The shares are up 43% in a year. I expect strong future storage demand. I would consider these as a buy and hold option for my portfolio.Dividend pick among UK sharesIn its interim results today, tobacco company Imperial Brands provided some reassurance that its recent strategy revamp could help revive its fortunes. Revenue was up 6% and basic earnings per share leapt 244%. Even with a weak comparative period last year, I see that as encouraging.The company grew its dividend 1%. That is bittersweet, given the large dividend cut last year. But it is a statement of intent that the company is committed to raising dividends again. The return of a progressive dividend policy makes these UK shares more attractive for my portfolio. I would consider buying more today thanks to the income generating potential of the 8.5% yield.Dividends are not guaranteed, however, as last year’s cut reminded shareholders. I see a risk here if Imperial’s strategy to focus more on cigarette sales in key markets flops amid the structural decline of cigarettes. That could harm its ability to pay dividends.ESG sharesFor my third pick I would consider a share I think could benefit from the rise of a thematic approach to investing.Environmental, social, and corporate governance or ‘ESG’ shares have been a popular pick for some investors lately. Trying to help the planet and profiting from it at the same time sounds attractive to me. But personally I always consider a company’s investment potential, not just its ESG attributes.That’s why I’d consider putting my final £1,000 into Unilever. The consumer goods manufacturer has a range of brands and global reach. That helps it to generate substantial revenues. Last year, revenue topped €50bn. Basic earnings per share of €2 and a 3.5% dividend yield bolster the appeal of these UK shares for my portfolio.Unilever is vocal about its environmental agenda. Examples include its use of sustainable palm oil and its collaborative approach enabling smallholders to farm sustainably. For a consumer facing business like Unilever, such a green agenda could actually boost its product appeal.Then again, there is a risk that environmental pressures cut demand for a consumerist lifestyle. That could damage sales for Unilever, whose revenues are already down compared to three or four years ago. 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 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. Image source: Getty Images Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 See all posts by Christopher Ruanecenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now christopherruane owns shares of Imperial Brands and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands and Unilever. 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.last_img read more

Nigerian bishops speak out against increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen

first_imgNigerian bishops speak out against increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Africa, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Posted Jan 23, 2018 [Anglican Communion News Service] The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria has criticized the country’s government for failing to act against Fulani herdsmen who have carried out a series of fatal attacks. The anti-persecution charity International Christian Concern says that 80 people in Benue state have been killed in attacks by Fulani militants this year.Read the full article here. Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Communion Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Casas Casicata / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados

first_img Area:  581 m² Photographs Projects Architects: DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociadosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuencaWoodHousesEcuadorPublished on December 07, 2012Cite: “Casas Casicata / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados” 07 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »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 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/302718/casas-casicata-duranhermida-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard “COPY” Casas Casicata / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados Ecuadorcenter_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Sebastián Crespo+ 14 Share Photographs:  Sebastián CrespoSave this picture!© Sebastián CrespoRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. These houses are located at “Los Andes” mountains, in a place with steep slopes, at a peripheral sector of the city of Cuenca (2500m over the sea level) It has fabulous sights to the city, to the Cajas Natural Park and to San Joaquín (agricultural area that supplies food to the city). The goal of the project is to take advantage of these views and to build in steep slopes learning from vernacular houses.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe land had a foundation built for a previous project, which had to be used in order to cut costs. This foundation requires us to build four semi-detached houses in pairs: the larger ones over the existing foundation develop in a bay and a half (each bay of 6m), and the smaller one in one bay of 6m.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe construction system respects the slopes of the terrain and is based on bearing solid brick walls and pre stressed beams of 6m long. This system allows us to create open spaces, without columns, that flow and interact with each other. Retaining walls, needed for the platforms, are built with stones of nearby rivers. Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe challenge was to create open domestic spaces in just 6 meters wide and build affordable and competitive housing in the local market.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessActive Cranes Research Proposal / JAPAArticles2013 Folly CompetitionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/302718/casas-casicata-duranhermida-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard CopyHouses•Cuenca, Ecuador Casas Casicata / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociadosSave this projectSaveCasas Casicata / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados ArchDailylast_img read more

Bridge House / NOMO STUDIO

first_imgSave this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses, Sustainability•Es Mercadal, Spain Houses Spain Architects: NOMO STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Karl Johan Nyqvist, Laura Guitart Noelia de la Red, Mario García, Marina Miró, Jordi Sarda, Maria AndanovaClient:PrivadoStructure:BIS StructuresCollaborators:Juan Mora SACity:Es MercadalCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Bridge House is located in Coves Noves, a residential area in the north-east coast of Minorca island, Spain. Its generous plot of 2400sqm allows the dwelling to stretch horizontally to capture the surrounding’s best landscape views. At the same time, its rotating volumes create surprising interior spaces and never repeating outlooks. Based on the assembly of squared and pentagonal plans, these small polyhydric volumes stack and hover over the existing landscape with playful lightness. Their bridge-like composition gives the house its name. Breaking down the program into smaller units seemed a more respectful way to place a large program onto the site. The outer terraces and pool are designed as a direct extension of the indoor plan, following its same geometries and keeping the vast majority of the plot untouched.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThis house has been thought primarily as a holiday house in Spain, where one spends most of the time outdoors enjoying the warm weather. Therefore, the very large porch of almost 100sqm, located under the hovering volumes, is conceived as the heart of the house, where large social gatherings take place. With the proximity of the pool and garden, and equipped with an outdoor kitchenette, one can enjoy the views in both directions, the sea to the front side, the forest to the back. A second porch on the first floor, in connection to the main kitchen, is meant for a more casual daily use. This space is also protected from neighbouring views and open to both sea and mountain views.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe program consists of an interconnected living and dining space and 5 bedrooms, one of them located independently as a guest pavilion. Common spaces are visually independent, however completely interlinked through open thresholds that create fluid circulations. The master bedroom on the first floor is connected with the living room and kitchen, thus functions as an apartment within the house. All other bedrooms are placed on the ground floor in direct connection to the garden and the pool. The bathrooms have been designed as open and bright spaces, with large floor-to-ceiling windows. Finally, a detached volume houses a garage, a laundry-room with a patio for hanging clothes and a large storage and installation room.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaBridge House’s all-white facade responds to Minorca’s historical tradition of white-washed walls and pitch-roofs in a continuous white veil. Following this local custom, we chose a continuous self-washable white plastered finishing for walls, roofs and soffits. Concealed gutters where carved out from the roofs planes in order to guarantee good maintenance of the facade. A horizontal stripe of 210cm height surrounds the house with an outer skin of white aluminium perforated sliding shutters. Along these stripes are located all the windows of the building. These shutters have a double function: on one hand, they protect from direct solar radiation without blocking the views from the inside. On the other hand, they give privacy and security, since seen from the outside, their mesh becomes opaque and they allow the house to be completely locked down. On the back side, where there are no openings, the shutters disappear; however, these stripes continue as two different facade roughnesses: a softer and a rougher grain for the plastered finishing. When the shutters are closed, the strong geometric volumes stand out as pure white shapes against the blue sky. The landscape elements, such as retaining walls, stairs and terraces were kept in exposed concrete to avoid blending into the white polyhedrons.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Elevations 02Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSeveral passive strategies were followed to guarantee the highest A-class energy efficiency level. A thick continuous outer insulation, flexible solar protection through sliding perforated shutters, large porches, high ceilings for cooling and low-emissive glass, amongst others. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaIn contrast to the all-white abstract materiality of the facade, the choice of materials for the interiors was on purpose rather varied. Pitched roof ceilings were painted in pastel green to highlight the feeling of airiness of the 4m high spaces. Light birch wood was used in wardrobes, deep thresholds and kitchen closets to mark the different inclinations, always keeping a uniform finishing for each plane. The pavement is an in-situ casted rough terrazzo, made with no resin additives but by only polish a standard concrete until the grain is exposed. To protect the interior walls, a low white aluminium base creates a recessed slit, so that the concrete flows under it. White marble was used for bathroom and kitchen countertops and white mat 10×10 tiles with green joints in the shower walls.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe thoroughly customized illuminations were very relevant to the overall design. Only indirect light is used all around the house, except for the bathrooms. In this way, LED stripes hidden above the vertical walls brighten up the inclined green ceilings highlighting the generous clear height of the rooms. Stairs, wardrobes and kitchen are also lit up through concealed LED stripes. The decision of avoiding both wall and ceiling exposed fixtures, creates a soft atmosphere and gives protagonism to the high ceiling and the standing lamps. From the outside, the villa aims to keep a low-profile and is therefore illuminated only where required. Only the main access, is emphasized through wall-washing floor lights and a sculptural olive tree.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign Icons: Albania’s New Architecture Taking ShapeArticlesMVRDV and Airbus Integrate Air Mobility into Urban EnvironmentsArchitecture News Share Area:  3875 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cortizo, Roca, Tamiluz, Parex-Group Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Adrià Goula Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Bridge House / NOMO STUDIOSave this projectSaveBridge House / NOMO STUDIO “COPY” Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933966/bridge-house-nomo-studio Clipboard Alicia Casals “COPY” 2019 Projects CopyAbout this officeNOMO STUDIOOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityEs MercadalSpainPublished on February 27, 2020Cite: “Bridge House / NOMO STUDIO” [Casa Puente / NOMO STUDIO] 27 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 Bridge House / NOMO STUDIO ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933966/bridge-house-nomo-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

New trustees for CAF

first_imgHe is also a Trustee of The Royal Academy and the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, Chairman of Tate St. Ives and aFellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2000, he chaired the Myners Review of Institutional Investment for the Treasury, and was awarded the CBE in 2003 for his services to innovation in finance.John Stuttard has a lifetime’s experience in the accountancy profession, as well as a long-standing interest in the charity sector. A senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, John is also an Alderman of the City of London, Chairman of the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce and a director of the China-Britain Business Council. For two years he was seconded to the UK Government Cabinet Office (Central Policy Review Staff or “Think Tank”) advising Ministers on the nationalised industries and their privatisation, and for five years he was Chairman & CEOof PricewaterhouseCoopers in China.John is also a member of the Fundraising Advisory Board of VSO, Governor of both King Edward’s School Witley and the Irish Society, Joint Chairman of the City of London’s Red Cross Fayre and the Sponsoring Alderman for the Guild of Educators.Sir Brian Jenkins, Chairman of CAF, has welcomed the appointments: “I’m delighted that two such eminent figures are joining CAF’s Board of Trustees. CAF is an important financial institution in the voluntary sector and bothPaul Myners and John Stuttard have the knowledge and experience to make a significant contribution to the organisation.”  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New trustees for CAF AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2003 | News Paul Myners CBE and John Stuttard MA FCA have joined the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Board of Trustees.Paul Myners brings extensive business and finance experience to CAF as a Director of Marks & Spencer, Wellington Reinsurance and The Bank of New York. He is a member of the Financial Reporting Council. 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

Remember María Guardado

first_imgCollage includes murals of Maria Guardado in South Central L.A. (left) and Mexico City, and photos of Maria in the struggle.Workers World Party members and thousands of others — from Los Angeles to El Salvador — are deeply saddened by the death of María Guardado, who died earlier in May in Los Angeles at the age of 81. Friends reported that she died peacefully and without pain after a long battle with cancer.For those who are unfamiliar with María, a documentary film entitled “Testimony: the María Guardado Story,” available on YouTube, is a good place to start to learn of her life.In her home country, María had been a school teacher. Like so many Salvadoran workers, she was also an important activist in the national movement against U.S. domination. Like tens of thousands of others, she was caught up in the brutal campaign of repression carried out by the U.S.-backed right-wing government. In June 1980, she was kidnapped by death squads, brutally tortured and ultimately tossed out of a moving car and left for dead.Her abduction was a cause among activists and sympathizers. In one of the last sermons given by Archbishop Óscar Romero, just before he himself was assassinated, he called on the death squads to release María Guardado. María survived and, with the help of a taxi driver, made it home to her family. She was then secreted out of the country and to the United States by co-activists. She won asylum and spent the rest of her life fighting against U.S. imperialism tooth and nail.Her courage and energy throughout the years won the admiration and love of the entire progressive movement in Los Angeles — especially among the many Latino and Latina activists. María had become a symbol of what the U.S. has done to harm El Salvador, of the immigrant rights movement in the U.S., of the anti-war movement and of the struggle for justice in general.Some of her injuries from torture were permanent — including trauma. When she spoke, she would lose her breath, pause, collect herself and continue. She always continued. Her activities for a number of years included trips to the annual mass actions at Fort Benning, Ga., by School of the Americas Watch, even though — because of her health — it was difficult for her to fly cross country.Four years ago, María joined Workers World Party. Although her health was already beginning to limit her activity, her determination to struggle strengthened the Los Angeles branch.Every struggle that affected the working class was important to her, from union rights to fighting against racist cops, and she was an anti-imperialist to her core. All those who were victimized by imperialism were to be defended at all costs. That was María.María was also a wonderful poet, and her first book of poetry is in the process of being published.She wished to be buried in her home country of El Salvador, and a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help her family do so. To contribute, see ­gofundme.com/maria-guardado. Her family and community are planning an all-night tribute for May 23 and 24, with a mass on Saturday morning and another ­community event on Saturday evening.María Guardado, ¡Presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Stand Up and Fight lecture in City Hall, Limerick

first_img Previous articleSIPTU move to protect County Limerick credit union employeesNext articleSoccer – “It’s the biggest challenge any side could have” – Russell Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Advertisement TAGSFirst World WarlimerickLimerick CityMary Immaculate College NewsStand Up and Fight lecture in City Hall, LimerickBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2015 778 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 Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” THE impact of losses in small towns during the First World War will form the basis of a talk by Dr Clodagh Tait of Mary Immaculate College on Wednesday, July 1. The talk will focus on one specific town in Cork, whose own tragic loss captures the overall impact of the war in Ireland. Dr Tait has extensively written about death, burial and commemoration in late medieval and early modern Ireland, Britain and Europe. Her lecture, which is part of the Stand Up & Fight Summer 2015 series, begins at 6.30pm in City Hall, Merchant’s Quay. Refreshments will be provided and entry is free.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Twitter Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

HUD Approves Florida Disaster Plan—What You Need to Know

first_img Ben Carson HUD Hurricane Irma hurricanes Natural Disasters 2018-06-28 David Wharton Share Save David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Previous: Comparing Home Seller Profits With Median Down Payments Next: Fannie Mae Announces Winner for Non-Performing Loan Sale in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Things should soon be looking sunnier in the Sunshine State, thanks to a just-approved $616 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiative to help Floridians rebound from Hurricane Irma. HUD Secretary Ben Carson gave the go-ahead to the disaster recovery plan, funded via the agency’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. The program mandates that grantees devise a “thoughtful recovery program informed by local residents.”“As we move along the road to recovery, HUD will be right by Florida’s side to help in any way we can to make the state whole again,” Secretary Carson noted.The news came only days after HUD gave the greenlight to a similar recovery plan for Texas.For his part, Florida Gov. Rick Scott ballyhooed the announcement and said recovery efforts will remain in full swing until all of the affected regions within the state have bounced back. “We won’t stop working until all of Florida’s communities have fully recovered,” he said.To hammer away at the region’s manifold unmet needs, the state set its sights on a spate of housing and economic development recovery needs stemming from Hurricane Irma. It designed the following programs in response:Housing Repair Program ($273.3M) will rehab damaged residential units occupied by low- and moderate-income families. Workforce Affordable Rental New Construction Program ($100M) will ease the creation of affordable rental housing through an alliance with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation by leveraging CDBG-DR funds with low-income housing tax credits. It will also employ CDBG-DR funds for zero-interest loans for smaller developments.Land Acquisition for Affordable Workforce Housing ($20M) supplies financial backing for purchasing land for development into affordable housing, especially in spots where the lack of developable terrain makes it hard to build properties that the local workforce can rent at an affordable rate.Voluntary Home Buyout Program ($75M) helps bolster risk reduction through the voluntary purchase of residences in high flood-risk areas. To further slash flood risk and/or serve as recreational space for the public, participating communities are encouraged to develop plans for reusing the acquired land.Recovery Workforce Training Program ($20M) will buoy statewide workforce training with the goal of growing the skilled labor force needed to support long-term recovery, chiefly in the housing construction field.Business Recovery Grant Program ($60M) provides help for eligible business owners seeking reimbursement for the cost of replacing equipment and inventory damaged by Irma.Business Assistance to new Floridians from Puerto Rico ($6M) gives business plan guidance, accounting services, licensing information, and other resources to help people acclimatize to the state’s business environment.To read more about the effects of last year’s devastating hurricane season, click here. 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