• UK has fewer empty homes

    first_img whatsapp Sunday 19 December 2010 10:18 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition THE number of English homes left standing empty for six months or longer dropped for the first time in three years last year, in a sign that a stagnant housing market and high rental demand is pushing up occupancy levels.The number of long-term empty private houses dropped by more than 20,000, or six per cent, in the year to April, lender Halifax’s Empty Homes survey showed today. The total number of unoccupied homes in England was 295,519 in April 2010, down from 316,056 in April 2009. Numis Securities analyst Chris Millington said more empty properties might have been brought into use because a “mortgage famine” among first-time buyers strengthened demand for rented property.Alan Clarke, economist at BNP Paribas, said the fall could have been due to a shortage of new homes. “We are not building enough houses to keep up with population growth, which may have increased occupancy rates,” he said. Others suggested that people who had invested in property might have chosen to rent them rather than sell while prices are low.The figures showed a gaping north-south divide. In southern regions just 1.1 per cent of private homes stood empty, below the national average of 1.6 per cent, but more than two per cent of all homes in the north were long-term unoccupied. Northern regions were home to almost two-thirds of all long-term empty houses. Just 1.2 per cent of London private properties were unoccupied but some boroughs bucked the trend. Tower Hamlets had the highest level in England, at 6.5 per cent of all private houses, above areas such as Liverpool on 5.2 per cent. Share Tags: NULLcenter_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content UK has fewer empty homes whatsapplast_img read more

  • Broughton secures backing for Tote bid

    first_img Share Show Comments ▼ THE deputy chairman of British Airways’ newly formed owner, Sir Martin Broughton, has lined up support for his bid to buy state-owned bookmaker the Tote.The former Liverpool football club chairman, who has been a racehorse owner for many years, has received backing from Penta Capital, a buyout firm.The Glasgow-based investor, which has stakes in the insurer Esure and Eat sandwich shops, will underwrite Broughton’s bid, according to reports.Fully funded offers for the bookmaker must be received by the middle of next month.The Tote, which has a monopoly on pool betting in Britain, and also owns nearly 550 betting shops, is being sold by the government as part of plans to reduce the deficit.It could fetch as much as £225m, with half of the proceeds to be ploughed back into the racing industry. Other bidders for the business include betting groups Gala Coral and Betfred, as well as the billionaire Reuben brothers.Investment bank Lazard is running the sale process. Sunday 13 February 2011 10:45 pm KCS-content More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Broughton secures backing for Tote bid whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • Two more operators secure Swedish iGaming licences

    first_img Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Two more operators secure Swedish iGaming licences Swedish gambling regulator the Lotteriinspektionen has approved Global Gaming and Videoslots to enter the country’s re-regulated iGaming market from January 2019.Global Gaming, via its SafeEnt Limited holding company, has been awarded online casino and sports betting licences for its no-registration iGaming brands Ninja Casino and Spellandet.com, while Videoslots has secured an online casino licence.“We were one of the first operators to submit a licence application on August 1 2018, the first available day, and are proud to announce that all the hard work put in by our team has paid off,” Global Gaming head of compliance Linda Kärrholt said.The operator’s chief executive Joacim Möller added that the company was thankful to have been approved by the regulator.“It not only signals their approval of our business model but also gives us an opportunity to continue focussing on our largest market,” he explained.Videoslots chief executive Alexander Stevendahl said that his company was optimistic about the market’s potential, and thanked the Lotteriinspektionen for the opportunity to help it grow.The two new approvals take the total number of iGaming operators awarded licences by Lotteriinspektionen to 14, with the majority handed out last Friday (November 30).This first round of approvals saw former state monopolies AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) and Svenska Spel’s Svenska Spel Sport & Casino AB subsidiary cleared to enter the newly-regulated market from January 1. They will be joined by international operators bet365 and GVC Holdings, as well as Scandinavian companies including Kindred Group, Betsson Group, LeoVegas and Casumo.With the Lotteriinspektionen – which will be renamed Spelinspektionen from January 2019 – having received 70 applications for iGaming licences, further approvals are expected throughout December. 4th December 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Lotteriinspektionen has handed out 14 licences ahead of new market regulations coming into force in January 2019 Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

  • Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

    first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

  • Presiding Bishop’s Christmas message

    first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Submit a Job Listing Jessy Hamilton says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Dec 15, 2011 Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “Jesus comes among us to remind us of a world living together in peace, to reclaim and make real that vision of creation for all humanity and all God’s creatures,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says in the Christmas message for 2011.The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s message:Christmas message 2011See, your salvation comes – Isaiah 62:11The great prophets before Jesus proclaimed a vision of a nation and a people redeemed.  We continue to share that yearning – as the Christmas hymn puts it, “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”  We’ve seen abundant hopes spring up in the past year across the Arab world and Eastern Europe, and in the global Occupy movement.  Those voices seek a world of greater justice, communities in which decisions and the gifts of creation are more available to all.  Our understanding of salvation is most profoundly about justice in community, and as Christians we believe that help and healing for all are grounded in the incarnate presence of God – among us and within us.We look for salvation to the one who came among us in the most humble way, a helpless child born in a scandalous way to a poor peasant couple.  The Incarnation, God with us, changed the world in ways that we insist are leading to the ultimate healing of all creation.  “See, your salvation comes,” says the prophet in every age, yet it is not yet fully come upon us.  We live in hope for its fullness.  May hope be nourished within us, in each and every human being and community, for the journey toward God’s healed and holy future.That proclamation of coming salvation is a part of Isaiah (Isa 62:6-12) that will be read in some congregations at Christmas, but if you don’t hear it, go and read the whole of it.  Its centerpiece speaks of what that salvation looks like:  The Lord has sworn…            I will not again give your grain to be food for your enemies,                        and foreigners shall not drink the wine for which you have labored;            but those who garner it shall eat it and praise the Lord,                        and those who gather it shall drink it in my holy courts.       Isa 62:8-9That is not a vision of pristine isolation, but a vision of comfort and healing to a people frequently at war, occupied, or exploited by superior forces.  The fear of powerful others taking and using for themselves the produce of the poor is healed and transformed into a society in which the gifts God provides will be shared by all.  For when salvation comes, that society willbe called, ‘the Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord’;            and you shall be called, ‘Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.’                Isa 62:12Jesus comes among us to remind us of a world living together in peace, to reclaim and make real that vision of creation for all humanity and all God’s creatures. That world is put right as relationships between God and humanity are set right. The relationship between God and human being cannot be set right without equal healing of relationships between us mortals.  See, your salvation comes!  Will we welcome that healing?The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA December 16, 2011 at 10:19 am A beautiful message from a courageous leader. Happy Christmas! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Presiding Bishop’s Christmas messagelast_img read more

  • AN House / Studio Guilherme Torres

    first_img AN House / Studio Guilherme Torres Manufacturers: Nos FurnitureArchitect In Charge:Guilherme TorresTeam:Rafael MiliariLandscape:Alex HanazakiCity:MaringáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© MCA EstúdioRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. Designed for a couple with three teenage daughters, AN House is situated in a condominium in Paraná, Brazil. Due to hot weather most of the year, construction favors large open spans, cross-flow and in some places the use of wooden brise soleils. Divided into three blocks – two downstairs and one that forms the upper deck – forming a “U”, they organize social area, the lounge and intimate area on an impactful way. The volumes of the ground are exposed concrete, in contrast with the white brickwork of the rooms.Save this picture!© MCA EstúdioFully closed to the street, the lobby was organized in a large wooden box, like a theater stage. The coating continuity between the door and the walls leaves completely open and camouflaged through an electronic system. The inner hall follows the same finish in Cumaru wood and lighting have stemmed from a large domus. The circulation is organized behind the single wall of the dining room, which hides the circulation between the hall and the staircase. In the living there is a strong contrasts between the exposed concrete, wood and marble, which opens up to the recreation area.Save this picture!© MCA EstúdioSave this picture!© MCA EstúdioLooking for privacy, the external walls received special attention. They were coated with a stone cave, and the gaps of the stones, were filled with various species of tropical plants. Thanks to a special irrigation system is maintained and this garden has become an alternative to a traditional vertical garden. The pool is surrounded by a large wooden deck, which creates a junction with the recreation area, equipped with gourmet kitchen and a home theater. In opposite side to the living area, the volume of concrete with wooden brise soleils gives place to a guest room and to a recreation area.Save this picture!© MCA EstúdioThe volume of the bedrooms is fully enclosed in one of its sides, maintaining the privacy of the residents and forming the circulation of the bedrooms, which includes a large domus throughout its length. Large doors and windows of cumaru wood open to a balcony overlooking the pool, forming a beautiful relationship between the building and the recreation area.Save this picture!© MCA EstúdioProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Air Conditioning Helped Shape Architectural History (For Better or Worse)ArticlesZaha Hadid Design Unveils Corian Dominated Custom Kitchen IslandArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871331/an-house-studio-guilherme-torres Clipboard Year:  AN House / Studio Guilherme TorresSave this projectSaveAN House / Studio Guilherme Torres Houses Brazil ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871331/an-house-studio-guilherme-torres Clipboard Area:  1006 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyAbout this officeStudio Guilherme TorresOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaringáBrazilPublished on May 16, 2017Cite: “AN House / Studio Guilherme Torres” [Casa AN / Studio Guilherme Torres] 16 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore 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 CopyHouses•Maringá, Brazil “COPY” Projects Photographs:  MCA Estúdio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© MCA Estúdio+ 25 Share Photographs 2013 Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

  • Sidral House / CampoTaller

    first_img Projects Architects: CampoTaller Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914345/sidral-house-campotaller Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Moritz Bernoully Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: MOEN, EQUIPE CERAMICS, Helvex, VALVOSave this picture!© Moritz BernoullyRecommended ProductsSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. Located in the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood, one of the first founded districts in Mexico City, which possesses great historical value.The house finds itself immersed in a passage integrated by two housing blocks consisting of small and colorful facades that communicate two streets.Save this picture!© Moritz BernoullySave this picture!Section S1Save this picture!© Moritz BernoullyThe intervention consists on the recovery and interior design of a house built in 1924.The Project retakes the purposes and distribution with which it was designed, and also adds a small patio to generate a library and a terrace, with the aim of solving the specific needs of its new inhabitants: a family of young writers attracted by the tranquility of the complex.Save this picture!© Moritz BernoullyIn terms of interior design, the proposal is accomplished by punctual interventions, by moments, with the intention of generating identity for each space. A furnishing exercise that integrates or, otherwise, contrasts with the restored elements of the house, in order to tell two stories: the restored space and the intervened space.Save this picture!© Moritz BernoullyA set of basic formal explorations, expressed through different kinds of wood, apparent concrete, terrazzo, clay and steel.Save this picture!© Moritz BernoullyProject gallerySee allShow lessTroon Modern Residence / Kendle Design CollaborativeSelected ProjectsSafdie Architects Design a Fourth Tower for Marina Bay Sands in SingaporeArchitecture News Share Sidral House / CampoTallerSave this projectSaveSidral House / CampoTaller Save this picture!© Moritz Bernoully+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share Mexico ArchDaily Area:  1399 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Mexico City, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914345/sidral-house-campotaller Clipboard 2017 Sidral House / CampoTaller Photographs Houses CopyAbout this officeCampoTallerOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMexico CityMexicoPublished on April 04, 2019Cite: “Sidral House / CampoTaller” [Casa Sidral / CampoTaller] 04 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 streamlast_img read more

  • Failed dot com furniture not so attractive

    first_img Howard Lake | 8 April 2001 | 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. Failed dot com furniture not so attractive AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Staff from failed dot coms might be attractive recruits to some charities, but some failed dot coms in the USA can’t even give away their office furniture to charity.Staff from failed dot coms might be attractive recruits to some charities, but some failed dot coms in the USA can’t even give away their office furniture to charity.Not surprisingly, executive desks don’t sell well at charity shops, but that has come as a surprise to some of the failed dot coms. Advertisement Read Charities can’t afford dot-com office castoffs by LA Chung at Mercury News.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

  • Across U.S., anguished protests over missing students in Mexico

    first_imgSan DiegoWith a demonstration that started at the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of California at San Diego on Nov. 5, people in southern California joined the hundreds of thousands of outraged people nationally and internationally who are demanding that 43 missing Mexican student activists be found and brought home alive.They had heard that Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican ambassador to the U.S., was scheduled to speak there on the “success” of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The action really began inside the hall as entering protesters held up pictures of the 43 kidnapped students from Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in the Mexican state of Guerrero.The protesters marched back outside when Sarukhan began to speak lies about the supposed benefits resulting from NAFTA. UCSD students shouted that they had not authorized using their tuition money to pay travel, hotel, food and after-event party expenses for a conference glorifying NAFTA. Finding the missing students and stopping the violence should have been the topics of this conference.San FranciscoBerta Gutierrez, one of the main organizers of the protest, asked: “What if one of the missing of Ayotzinapa was your relative, your son, your brother. … We must speak up and raise consciousness! We call on community groups and social justice organizations to join the call of the families and friends of the 43 normalistas who are missing in Iguala, Guerrero.”Participants lit 43 candles, placing them atop the many signs, while they continued to hold up pictures of the students. The protest ended with people calling out the names of all 43 and demanding they all be brought home alive.Demonstrators in New York gathered Nov. 5 before the Mexican Consulate at noon for a news conference. They then marched and protested until the evening, with a half dozen arrested at a civil disobedience action.In the midst of a warm, sunny San Francisco day, a group of Latino/a activists and students from around the Bay Area performed street theater on Nov. 9, speaking and acting out the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. They loudly called out the names of each missing youth while a large crowd gathered. Tourists who stopped to watch were urged to take pictures and send them back to their friends and families.PhiladelphiaPhotos of all the missing students were visible throughout the protest. The street theater ended when the young people fell to the ground, enacting a die-in. The imprints of their bodies were chalked on the sidewalk.“Just like in Oakland and Ferguson, we have faced similar brutality and murder in Guerrero. We are all wounded. We are demanding justice and the resignation of the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto,” said Diana Gameros, a local Latina artist and organizer.Another protest and march is planned for Saturday, Nov. 15, at 12 noon at 24th and Mission in San Francisco.Protesters, mostly migrant workers and students from Mexico and other Latin American nations, demonstrated in front of the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia on Nov. 9. Many had marked their faces with red paint, signifying the bloody hands of the Mexican state. Speakers and signs criticized not only those who attacked the students in Guerrero on Sept. 26 but also the whole corrupt government responsible for thousands of other students, workers and Indigenous women and men kidnapped and murdered by municipal police and drug gangs.Reports and photos from Gloria Verdieu in San Diego, Judy Greenspan in San Francisco, Anne Pruden in New York and Joe Piette in ­Philadelphia. Edited by John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change

    first_imgFacebook Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Dickies Arena to open doors this week Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Alumnus to reopen local bar + posts Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Linkedin ReddIt Alexa Hines Twitter Tunnel of Oppression is hosted by Housing and Residence Life in conjunction with student organizations on campus.Photo by Alexa Hines Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Previous articleNews Now 11/20/19Next articleNew music center to host 2 rounds of international piano competition Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook printTCU’s Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary concepts of oppression, privilege and power.“Within that, it strikes a sense of responsibility and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus,” said Megan Mosiniak, the hall director of Moncrief Hall and head of Tunnel of Oppression. “It shows that we can be advocates for these topics on our campus, to make change and be true change agents for our community.”Led by Mosiniak in coordination with Housing and Residence Life, this event is part of the commitment to inclusivity on campus. Mosiniak wanted to take the lead on this event because she believes it is a perfect opportunity to “strike [a] conversation and reflect on our own identities.”“It’s not a way to just walk in someone’s shoes,” Mosiniak said. “It’s a way to just bring visibility and strike conversation because you cannot truly walk in someone’s shoes by going through Tunnel of Oppression.”The Tunnel of Oppression is set up somewhat like a maze. Students are led through different areas – eight rooms in total – each of which highlights organizations that focus on a different systematic or social issue. The event partnered with different organizations such as the African Students Organization, Panhellenic and Interfaith Initiatives. TCU Panhellenic participated in Tunnel of Oppression in conjunction with its philanthropy, Circle of Sisterhood.Photo by Alexa HinesOver the course of 50 minutes, organization members give short explanations about their topics, offer education and give an opportunity for participants to get involved.“I think it’s beautiful to see so many people committed and wanting to show up for our community,” Mosiniak said. “There’s a lot of courage and bravery that comes with that from our students in stepping forward and being advocates for change.”At the end of the tour, participants come together in a circle to reflect, talk about their experiences and debrief. Mosiniak believes this entire event is a great opportunity to fully connect to the TCU community. “If we are going to be global citizens, this is truly an event that is bringing light to that global citizenship and how we fit into the world as a TCU community,” Mosiniak said. “I want this to strike emotion, passion and I want this to sit with our students and start to amplify their voices on campus. Students are the change agents of campus.”Tunnel of Oppression is usually held each academic year. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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