Alliance Trust to battle with shareholders

first_img Alliance Trust to battle with shareholders whatsapp INVESTMENT manager Alliance Trust, the FTSE 100 firm run by chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox, is embroiled in a pitched battle with its shareholders after Laxey Partners, which owns 1.3 per cent of the firm’s stock, set up a shareholder action group over the weekend.Laxey co-founder Colin Kingsnorth says that the group has been contacted by dozens of interested stock-holders representing 10-20 per cent of the firm’s shares regarding disputes over investor voting rights and the discounted value of Alliance’s stock. “People have written to them and sat down with them many times and they’ve done nothing,” said Kingsnorth. “They’ve pushed them aside.”He says that the firm’s stock currently trades at an 18 per cent discount to net asset value and is demanding that it adopt a discount control mechanism – whereby it would automatically buy back shares if the discount reached a certain level – to protect investors.Alliance Trust has implemented two strategic buybacks since October 2009 to a total value of £35.2m, but neither has been enough to satisfy its disgruntled stockholders. Kingsnorth blames the discount on the firm’s voting system, whereby members of the Alliance Trust Savings Scheme – which includes senior management and any Alliance Trust clients – vote as a bloc instead of on the basis of one vote per share. The scheme is Alliance’s biggest stockholder, owning 21 per cent of its shares. Laxey wrote to the board of Alliance outlining its grievances on 10 November, but it was not satisfied by the response it received.This is not the first time the voting rights issue has been raised by shareholders.In 2008, Troy Asset Management organised a collection of shareholders representing 10 per cent of Aliance stock to raise the issue non-publicly, but they were defeated by senior management.In order to call a vote on the discount or the company’s voting system at its annual general meeting in May, shareholders either representing five per cent of its stock or over 100 in number must support placing them on the agenda. But Kingsnorth says he has already met this requirement by dividing Laxey’s holdings into 100 separately registered companies.Alliance Trust refused to comment yesterday. Share Sunday 5 December 2010 11:02 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

German sports betting stakes up 21% in 2019

first_img Topics: Finance Sports betting German operator body the Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has revealed that consumers in the country spent approximately €9.3bn (£7.86bn/$10.16bn) on sports betting in 2019, up 21% on the previous year. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter German sports betting stakes up 21% in 2019center_img 10th February 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Finance German operator body the Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has revealed that consumers in the country spent approximately €9.3bn (£7.86bn/$10.16bn) on sports betting in 2019, up 21% on the previous year.Citing figures from the German Federal Ministry of Finance, the DSWV said that the year-on-year growth was impressive seeing as 2019 did not have a major international football tournament, whereas 2018 had the FIFA World Cup.The DSWV also noted that operators paid a total of €500m in sports betting tax during the 12 months through to 31 December 2019.“Sports betting has reached the center of society in Germany and has become a popular leisure activity,” DSWV president Mathias Dahms said.Though the DSWV did not disclose any more financial figures for sports betting in 2019, Dahms did reference recent market developments in terms of the new State Treaty on Gambling.Last month, Schleswig-Holstein said Germany’s 16 federal states had made a key breakthrough in negotiations over a new Treaty. This will see a new federal regulator established, with responsibility for licensing and enforcement in the market.The model will also retain the monopoly structure of Germany’s state lottery industry, the state said, while lifting the prohibition on online casino. Sports betting, legalised in the current State Treaty, would continue to be allowed.According to Dahms, the responsible regional council in Darmstadt said that at least 45 applications for new sports betting licences are expected, with the first permits set to be issued this spring.“The federal states are now obliged to show that their regulatory framework works and that they can effectively deal with unlicensed offers,” Dahms said. “In some cases, improvements are necessary so that there is no displacement of players into the black market and distortion of competition.”The new Treaty has received a mixed response, with the DSWV saying it was pleased a consensus had been reached, but Dahms hit out at restrictive terms on live betting, deposit limits and account access.However, Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock, Germany’s powerful state lottery association that was previously a vocal opponent of legal online casino, praised the regulations for preserving the state lottery monopoly, while strengthening efforts to tackle black market activity.Elsewhere, the European Gaming and Betting Association welcomed the Treaty as a “positive development” for the country’s market, despite raising concerns about live betting restrictions, advertising and curbs on player account activity.last_img read more

CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) Q12019 Presentation

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2019 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

‘HHH’ House / Simple Projects Architecture

first_img ‘HHH’ House / Simple Projects Architecture Projects Manufacturers: Dulux, Toto, Acor, Alexindo, Carta Laminates, Roman Ceramics, Titanium Granite, Wisma SehatiArchitect In Charge:Nikko LendraInterior Designer:Meyliza KotamaProject Architect:Zamrul EkaGeneral Contractor:Leo PurnomoInterior Furniture Contractor:Haryanto AdmodjoPaint Specialist:Bambang IrawanCity:SurabayaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilitySkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoHomey‘HHH’ house was inspired by our childhood memories and perception of a house to begin with. As a kid, we often picture a house with a single triangular roof (pitch roof) on top of a square wall with a door and a window, and we were inspired by these basic shapes and unpretentious materials used on the houses we have seen when we were young. A vision of a simple home with cozy ambiance is the space quality that we would like to offer.Save this picture!© Mansyur Hasan‘HHH’ house prioritizes the significant areas of the house yet striving for maximum comfort in accordance to the agreed budget and limited space available. Simultaneously, open plan area of living room-dining area-pantry, which has become the core of the house, has flexible layout plan, allowing the future residents to enjoy different activities. Through these design strategies, consequently, we managed to produce a dynamic and adaptable flow as well as generate a rather unique walkthrough experience throughout the house.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanWe also selectively chose the façade materials and color compositions to convey an intimate tropical modern space experience. Different shades of grey exterior paints were applied on the cantilevered upper floor façade to enhance the signature silhouette as opposed to white travertine slabs which cover most of the ground floor walls, while a white planter box on the balcony serves as a highlight to break the dimmed upper floor façade. Ultimately, grey textured cement on the boundary wall serves as a reception to connect exterior to the interior colors scheme.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanHaleWe believe that a healthy air flow circulation and an effective use of daylight will add value to a cozy home. Therefore, we created a number of openings on the sides of the building to maximize these features, such as the inner courtyard located on the east side, which is exposed to daylight during most of the days and will provide orientation to the rooms. A dry garden is also inserted adjacent to the main staircase on the west end to serve as a background, with a Loc Vung (Barringtonia acutangula) as the point of interest.Each room in the house is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows and openings to allow maximum daylight to penetrate and keep each room bright in most of the day, regardless the dark colored floor and walls. Moreover, the softscape selection for the front and inner courtyards, and in the planter box on the upper floor balcony also brings a sense of sustainable living in the house. These interactions were expected to blend the boundaries between interior and exterior, hence a better living quality. Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanHeedEmphasizing on the idea of “from inside to outside”, ‘HHH’ house space experience may begin with a modest appearance yet containing many surprise elements once one embarks on the journey into the house. These surprise elements can be found from the functional space layout to the carefully selected interior materials and custom furniture, and complimented by the interaction between indoor and outdoor, which will evoke a luxurious experience after one encountered. Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Section‘HHH’ house explores a darker shades and study different colors and materials combination to enhance the luxury feel. In general, we utilized different shades of greys in combination with gold painted metals, walnut veneers, and white granite tiles to infuse the sense of lavishness. The grey granite tiles on the floor and dark painted walls are well-balanced by the crisp white painted ceiling and carefully positioned spotlights, creating an intimate space experience as we go through. Additionally, we also carefully custom-designed all the camouflage doors, door handles, the treads of the main staircase and most of the furniture to complete our interior design concept of a value-for-money homey residence with luxurious ambiance.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanThis project has become our example of highly attentive and meticulously designed home. As designers, we are determined to produce a suitable design regardless of all the limitations. ‘HHH’ house has certainly been one of our proud achievements, for we are able to educate our client to appreciate that “less can be more”, and that a simple appearance can still offer a luxurious experience.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanProject gallerySee allShow lessPublic Toilet at Sanchakou / Shulin Architectural DesignSelected ProjectsHangzhou Choven Century City Experimental School / MONOARCHISelected Projects Share Indonesia Area:  321 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ‘HHH’ House / Simple Projects ArchitectureSave this projectSave‘HHH’ House / Simple Projects Architecture ArchDaily CopyHouses•Surabaya, Indonesia “COPY” Photographs:  Mansyur Hasan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920260/hhh-house-simple-projects-architecture Clipboardcenter_img Photographs 2019 Architects: Simple Projects Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920260/hhh-house-simple-projects-architecture Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Mansyur Hasan+ 79Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora Share CopyAbout this officeSimple Projects ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSurabayaIndonesiaPublished on July 04, 2019Cite: “‘HHH’ House / Simple Projects Architecture” 03 Jul 2019. 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Panorama Residential Building / ACDF Architecture

first_imgArchitects: ACDF Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Canada Panorama Residential Building / ACDF Architecture Year:  “COPY” Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927498/panorama-residential-building-acdf-architecture Clipboard 2019 Photographs CopyAbout this officeACDF ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialLavalOn FacebookCanadaPublished on November 01, 2019Cite: “Panorama Residential Building / ACDF Architecture” 31 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Panorama Residential Building / ACDF ArchitectureSave this projectSavePanorama Residential Building / ACDF Architecture ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. ACDF Architecture, a firm recognized for its seamless integration of iconic structures into formidable landscapes, is proud to unveil Panorama, a 30-story retirement complex on the banks of Rivière des Prairies in Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec. The first of four senior residences being developed in collaboration with Group Sélection, Panorama is a 286-unit retirement complex comprised of three overlapping components, including 206 apartments, 48 condominiums, and a 32-room patient care unit integrated into the tower’s two-story horizontal podium.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsWhile residents enjoy panoramic views of the adjacent river and Montreal’s landmark Mont-Royal to the distant south, Panorama is itself a landmark, rising above a landscape otherwise devoid of high-rise buildings. That majestic presence presented a duel challenge for ACDF, who embarked on a mission to build a tower that would respectfully represent the region externally while ensuring interior affordability, comfort, and elegance for its residents.“With visibility comes responsibility,” explains Maxime Frappier. “The challenge was to build an eye-catching signature tower through a quiet approach in terms of massing, financial structuring, and architectural strategies.”Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsArt through contrastPanorama’s contrasting façade is a visual magnet, transforming simplicity into perceptions of a three-dimensional tower. The building’s east and west façades, composed of precast concrete panels in three different shades, create a sense of movement through staggered window positioning from one floor to another. With the addition of contrasting lateral panels, the tower invokes a visual interpretation of a cloudy sky hanging above the landscape. To the north and south, Panorama is marked by linear balconies, concrete paneling and darkened windows, providing further contrast to the clear windows of the east and west façades.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsInside out and outside inWrapped in anthracite granite, Panorama is anchored by a two-story podium steeped in comfort and amenities. The podium houses a generous offering of common spaces and activities, including a pool, a spa, a gym, a yoga classroom, a bowling alley, a golf simulator, a pétanque terrain, a coffee shop, a library, a kid’s room, and common and private dining areas. From large gathering spaces facing outward towards the river to intimate café settings focused on Panorama’s interior courtyard, the common spaces are designed to ensure that all residents can find a space for the time of day or the emotion that they are experiencing. The walls separating Panorama’s common spaces include six feet of glass partitioning, providing both a sense of containment and an open window on adjacent spaces.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRich materials and floor-to-ceiling windows add contemporary touches within the podium, while soft fabrics and carefully selected furnishings address the needs and well-being of the building’s residents. As opposed to Panorama’s exterior focus on contrasts, the tower’s interior was organized and designed around the concept of seamless flow and creating connections between the building’s tenants to encourage a break away from solitude. Accessible and unpretentious, its rounded corners and soft fluidity provide stark architectural contrasts to the tower’s sharp, rectangular appearance. A horizontal, double-height atrium serves as the podium’s gateway, where a theme of natural elements pays homage to the surrounding landscape. Natural wood flows from the ceiling into the walls, while organic shapes, two-tone stones, gradient carpeting, and blue velvet drapes harmonize with the adjacent river and shoreline. Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsOne plus oneStandard in size, yet well-designed and equipped, Panorama’s apartments embrace the global trend of ‘Plus One’, which focuses on a building’s common spaces, amenities, and surrounding environment as significant value-added enhancements to its private living spaces. By ensuring affordable rent and a huge ‘plus one’, ACDF’s expertise and optimal construction choices provide Panorama with a balance of optimal building efficiency and elegance.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe third and most delicate of Panorama’s components, the 32-room care unit incorporates small design shifts that deliver enormous well-being impacts. As opposed to traditional institutional layouts, Panorama’s care unit features a looped circuit that allows for perpetual forward movement, as opposed to the finality of dead-end linear corridors. Built horizontally across two floors and ringing the podium courtyard, the care unit is infused with substantial natural lighting courtesy of expansive windows and via the courtyard below.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Farmer Bazaar / Rural Culture D-R-CSelected ProjectsCap St-Martin House / Bourgeois + Lechasseur architectesSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Laval, Quebec, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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NOCHEX runs monthly charity appeal

first_imgNOCHEX recently encouraged users to donate online via the system to Comic Relief, and generated £7,700.To be considered as the beneficiary for a future monthly appeal charities should contact NOCHEX customer services. Howard Lake | 7 May 2003 | News Tagged with: Digital NOCHEX, the e-mail payment service, is running a monthly appeal encouraging users of its service to make a NOCHEX donation to the selected charity.This month’s charity is Samaritans. NOCHEX say in their message to users that “all the money you donate will be sent to Samaritans.”The company added that people without NOCHEX accounts can also donate money via the link in the e-mail message, so encouraged recipients to forward it to others. Advertisement NOCHEX runs monthly charity appealcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Study of Nonprofit Enterprise: Theories and Approaches (Nonprofit & Civil Society Studies)

first_img Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News The Study of Nonprofit Enterprise: Theories and Approaches (Nonprofit & Civil Society Studies) 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  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

Eyewitness report by FIST activist on Baltimore Rebellion

first_imgApril 25 demonstration to demand justice for Freddie Grey.WW photo: Caleb MaupinApril 27 — Last night, some comrades and I went to the front lines of the rebellion in Baltimore, at North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. As we got closer to the neighborhood, folks in the community saw our signs calling for community control of the police and justice for Freddie Grey, and raised their fists in the air as they walked by.When we got within a block of the action, the smoke from the burning CVS was so thick, it was hard to see and breathe. It wasn’t until the smoke dissipated for a moment that a line of riot cops appeared, waiting, clearly looking for blood as they stood with their batons and shields. Apparently, they were furious because of the brave fighters whom they had fought with earlier that day, who had caused many serious police injuries, including broken bones.The streets were littered with smashed glass, broken police shields and garbage. A police car was on fire. The protesters moved forward and the officers retreated a few steps. We linked arms on the front lines. The police came towards us, shouting in unison, “Move back!” banging their sticks on their shields with each step forward that they took. We stood our ground until the police physically shoved us back with their shields and shot pepper spray into the line.They started throwing flash grenades, tear gas canisters and smoke bombs, some of which were hurled back into the line of cops. People were screaming. Others had to hold back their friends, who were crying out in frustration, trying to move towards the police. One man who was not even fighting was grabbed by the police and pulled behind the police line. We couldn’t see him on the ground but we saw about 12 batons coming up above the officers’ heads and coming down on him. They made a wall so we couldn’t get past to help him. Clearly, they didn’t want recordings by witnesses of the savage beating that he was enduring. Everywhere around us looked like a war zone.The real destructionAt a certain point, we had to leave to get back to the office for a national conference call on the Baltimore Rebellion. As we left, we looked around the community at the houses. Empty, boarded up houses, that was the real destruction. And it had nothing to do with the protesters but rather with decades of racism, oppression and neglect. Homes were boarded up and falling apart, blocks and blocks of housing projects, and litter and trash lined the streets that the city has abandoned while they regularly bring street cleaners through the richer white neighborhoods. Then we started passing by stores that were being “looted.”Men, women and children were coming into the stores with empty hands and leaving with bags and boxes of the basic necessities of life. Food, drinks, toilet paper, baby food, diapers, etc. — all things that they never had free access to under capitalism. Children were getting their first pairs of new shoes and coming out of the stores smiling with fruit and candy. Community members came together and took as much as they could to give out to the people, especially the elderly who weren’t able to come out. This all was happening at the end of the month, as food stamps are running out, the stamps being a grudging form of assistance which has already been reduced by the ruling class to the point where most people in cities like Baltimore are hungry and desperate.Some of the “shoppers” looked at us suspiciously, and people said: “Hey, get what you need, and get enough to last you a long time. We are with you.” I have never seen such joy and hope in the impoverished communities in Baltimore. They were finally getting what they needed, wanted and deserved as human beings.Colleen Davidson is an activist with Baltimore FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together). Go to fightimperialism.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU Rhino Initiative charges forward to stop poaching

first_imgStudents organize concert benefiting Cook Children’s Twitter Linkedin ReddIt printThe TCU Rhino Initiative is raising awareness for rhinoceros poaching in Africa by organizing a 5k walk/run.Dr. Will Fowlds, a South African wildlife veterinarian and rhino conservationist, gave a lecture on Wednesday about record-high rhino poaching in Africa.“Statistically, we are now losing over a thousand rhinos a year,” Fowlds said. “It’s so important for us to know that there are people on the other side of the world that care.”Dr. Michael Slattery, director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, launched the Rhino Initiative in 2014 as part of TCU’s Global Innovator program.“Even though it seems like [rhino poaching] is a problem in another country so far away and we’re not touched by it, it is a global problem,” Slattery said. “If we lose this species, then what’s the next species?”Slattery and Fowlds took 15 TCU students on a study abroad trip to South Africa last summer as part of a wildlife conservation course.Students in attendance on the trip were able to watch Fowlds perform surgeries and procedures on both rhinos and wildebeests.“Personally, it was the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done at TCU,” Slattery said. “I’m a big believer in study abroad and immersive experiences, and to be able to do that in my home country with Horned Frogs was pretty special.”The first annual Rhino Run will take place on March 20, 2016.Katie Smith and Jimmy Greene, environmental science majors and organizers of the 5k, said they hope the run will help bring awareness to the cause.“I think it’s a great opportunity for TCU students and the community to see the negative impacts that are taking place,” said Greene. “But also, learn about some of the individuals who are taking positive initiatives to make a change.”Smith said proceeds from the walk will provide a fundraising opportunity for rhino surgeries.Slattery said his goal is to raise $10,000, but every cent would make a difference.“I think it costs $4 to give a rhino an injection when they’re being treated during surgery,” he said. “So it may not sound like a lot to donate $30, but that actually would take care of one surgical procedure’s antibiotic treatment.”The Rhino Run will take place on March 20 at 8:30 a.m. Children can also participate in a 1K run/walk.Winners of the 5K will receive hand-made medals from South Africa, and all children will get a Rhino Force bracelet.To sign up for the Rhino Run, click here. Dr. Mike Slattery was awarded a $25,000 grant in 2013 to start the TCU Rhino initiative. Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Taylor Wirtzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-wirtz/ Twitter Fashion merchandising’s hidden asset TCU junior markets jewelry line through Instagram Taylor Wirtzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-wirtz/center_img Melt Ice Creams lets customers do the advertising Taylor Wirtzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-wirtz/ Taylor Wirtzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-wirtz/ ReddIt + posts Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Facebook Previous articlePanel encourages limiting student loansNext articleBram Kohlhausen: moving forward Taylor Wirtz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Wirtz Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Linkedinlast_img read more

Two journalists released

first_imgNews Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal News News Sidahmed Khalifa, editor of the daily Al-Watan, and his son Adil Sidahmed,the paper’s deputy editor, were freed on 12 November. The editor toldReporters Without Borders he had been held in prison at Kober, in a specialwing run by the state security police. His son was told that he himself he would be prosecuted for publishing “false news” in a report on clashes at Khartoum University.11 November 2002Two journalists arrested and issues of three newspapers seized by governmentReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest by state security officials of Sidahmed Khalifa, editor of the daily newspaper Al-Watan, and his son Adil, a journalist on the paper. The editor was arrested a few hours after he had criticised at a press conference the seizure of an issue of his own paper and those of two others published in Khartoum. The organisation, which noted the two journalists had simply been doing their job by reporting recent clashes between students and police at Khartoum University, said recent attacks on the independent media seemed to be a return to the prior censorship abolished nearly a year ago. It called for the journalists’ immediate release and return of the seized issues of the three papers – El-Watan, Al-Sahafa and Al-Horriya.Khalifa was arrested on 9 November when he and his son, Adil Sidahmed Khalifa, responded to a summons by state security officials. The editors of the other papers were also summoned but were not arrested after they had been questioned.Khalifa’s family has not been told where he is being held or what he is accused of. Adil told the French news agency Agence France-Presse yesterday that security officials had threatened him with reprisals if he published further reports on the troubles at the university. Adil was himself arrested at the paper’s offices today.State security police seized copies of El-Watan, Al-Sahafa and Al-Horriya in raids on their printing plants during the night of 8-9 November. The three papers carried reports about the university clashes despite a written warning by state security police on 4 November not to report on the events. News April 10, 2020 Find out more March 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentcenter_img to go further Help by sharing this information SudanAfrica Organisation Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en November 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists releasedlast_img read more