Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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. 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 See all posts by Karl Loomes Karl Loomes | Monday, 30th March, 2020 | More on: TED “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Ted Baker. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Can changes at the top help the Ted Baker share price? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares We all know businesses are set to struggle in the coming months. The coronavirus, and more specifically the lockdown and self-isolation it has brought about, is going to hit companies large and small.I believe that in most cases, the market sell-off we are seeing is an opportunity. Of course, we need to pick the companies that can and will recover. We need to be wary of the ones that were struggling even before this latest crisis.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…Unfortunately, clothing store Ted Baker (LSE: TED) falls into this category. Its share price dropped more than 90% over the past 12 months, as poor sales numbers and accounting miscalculations have taken their toll.New managementThe company today confirmed that interim CEO Rachel Osborne, who took over three months ago after Lindsay Page resigned, is named the permanent chief executive. Osborne previously worked as CFO at Debenhams, where she helped steer the company through a restructuring – something she seemingly intends to do again.Osborne said that despite coronavirus concerns, she has “put together a clear plan to transform Ted Baker”. This seems likely to be easier said than done, however.Previous CEO Page resigned after the company reported its fourth profit warning of the year. The company also had to carry out an operation review after identifying a £25m accounting error. This resulted in an admission that stock had been overstated by some £58m.Accounting errors are always cause for concern – financial reports are, after all, the very basis for investors to value a company. If we can’t trust the numbers, confidence in the stock as an investment soon fades away.Covid-19 concernsTo clarify, I don’t think Ted Baker’s accounts are at the stage that lack-of-confidence yet. I believe that a turnaround in the company’s fortunes would be possible – under normal circumstances. Unfortunately, of course, these are not normal circumstances.As I see it, Ted Baker will be hit on a number of fronts because of the lockdown. Firstly, and most obviously, its stores are shut as non-essential. A company that can’t sell its products is not going to last long.Secondly, people don’t buy new clothes to sit in the house all day. Ted Baker may be able to keep its online store open, but it won’t do it much good if nobody is shopping.This second problem could last for longer. It is hard to tell the social consequences of this crisis, but it seems unlikely that people will rush out to shop for clothes once the government restrictions are lifted. A company in a strong financial position might be able to withstand this kind of hardship, for a while at least. But Ted Baker was already in dire straits. It may be able to survive, but there is just far too much risk for me to invest.
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Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Diageo and Gamma Communications. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. As we begin October, economic uncertainty remains high. Here in the UK, we have Brexit on the horizon. Meanwhile, in the US, the Presidential election is only a little over a month away.I wouldn’t let this uncertainty put you off investing, however. As always, there are plenty of attractive opportunities right now. Here’s a look at three UK growth stocks I’d buy in October.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…A top insider just bought hereOne growth stock that I believe looks very attractive right now is Diageo (LSE: DGE). It’s an alcoholic beverages giant that owns a world-class portfolio of spirits brands. Its share price has plummeted this year due to Covid-19. I think this is a fantastic buying opportunity.Diageo faces some challenges at the moment. Realistically, it will continue to do so until we see mass vaccination for the coronavirus.However, recent news from the company has been encouraging. Earlier this week, Diageo advised that the US side of the business has been performing strongly and ahead of expectations. It also said that the outlook for the first half of the year has improved recently.Interestingly, Diageo’s CFO recently purchased some shares in the company. That’s a good sign, in my view. It suggests that the insider is confident about the future.DGE shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 21 using the FY2022 earnings forecast. I think that’s good value.Work-from-home growth stockIn the mid-cap space, I like the look of Gamma Communications (LSE: GAMA). It’s a leading provider of communication solutions to businesses. Naturally, its services are in high demand at the moment due to the work-from-home trend.Gamma issued a great set of half-year results in September. For the six months ending 30 June, revenue was up 12% while adjusted earnings per share were up 22%. The dividend was increased by 11%. That’s a fantastic performance in the current economic climate.Aside from strong recent performances, there are a few other things I like about Gamma. One is its high level of profitability. Over the last three years, return on capital employed has averaged 24%, which is excellent. Another is its strong balance sheet. Gamma currently sports a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 33. So, it’s not exactly cheap. However, I think this high-quality growth stock deserves a premium valuation. I’d buy today.Largest ever contract winFinally, in the small-cap space, I think Cerillion (LSE: CER) could be a good stock to buy in October. It’s a leading provider of cloud-based (SaaS) billing, charging, and customer management systems. Its vision is to be the enabler of seamless digital experiences for the world’s communications and subscription businesses.In September, Cerillion landed its largest ever contract – an £11.2m deal with a “major UK provider of enterprise connectivity solutions.” The contract is for the supply and implementation of Cerillion’s pre-integrated end-to-end customer relationship management (CRM) and billing solution. This deal demonstrates the quality of its solutions and the company’s growth momentum right now.Cerillion is a very small company. Its market cap is just £93m at present. This means there could be significant share price upside if the company can continue to land major contracts. Its forward-looking P/E ratio is 27, which I see as reasonable, given recent growth. All things considered, I think this growth stock looks pretty exciting. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Year: Japan Architects: Szki Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” P2Villa Shinsyo / Szki Architects Area: 66 m² Area: 66 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Katsuya SuzukiSave this picture!© Katsuya Suzuki’Recommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Shinsyo is seaside town of Japan. This targeted area is declining every moment. There is no train, limited population, and high vacancies rate. The situation in this town shall indicate a future of Japan. This is a front line to go to decline. Structure of this area greatly depend on the sea. The townscape changes definitely to go along the shoreline. Three lines run along the sea in parallel.Save this picture!DetailThe client is living in uptown, and this new house is built to seaside-line as a multipurpose house. It is a guest house to invite many person to, and family of their children may live in the future to spend slowly on the weekend. Such a house is often seen in this area. Because a population decline rapidly, and houses remain, one family owns some houses. The way of using houses is very various. Some houses change meanning for acquaintances, for visitors, and for hobby.Such a living is extremely suggestive. Life to live in some houses regionally in decided areas. It’s like a P2P(peer to peer)system. P2Villa in Shinsyo will let this situation more activate.On the site, every direction is surrounded in rich scenery, Mt.Fuji over Suruga Bay, windmill floating in mountains, port and swimming pool, and downtown. The client minded safety and view in particular. So first of all, structural wall is kept room enough. And plan is swastika-shaped that extend wall of every direction. In this way, strength of billding increases, and “A corner of huge room” is born. The “huge room” is a virtual room by the behavior of human. The “huge room” involves shore, port, and Mt.Fuji on the horizon, and “A corner of huge room” will relax people.Save this picture!Detail1.footprint of seasideline 2.almost of all house is closed house in sight 3.extending wall of every direction 4.“A corner of huge room” is born 5.A corner of huge room isn’t complete in sight 6.window of see viewing 7.mysterious asymmetric outbreak(magenta-roop is closed feeling, cyan-roop is opened feeling ) 8.adjustment softly.Save this picture!© Katsuya Suzuki’The building is a material and is clearly limited itself. However, the small space can be filled with big remembrance space if it approach the consciousness of the person by shape of the material.The real area is a small house less than 40 ㎡, but the feeling area with body is very large. The word “corner of a very large room” developed from this logic.Save this picture!© Katsuya Suzuki’Project gallerySee allShow lessUruguai Station / JBMC ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsTranslating Smiljan Radić’s Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to FabricationArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/540523/p2villa-shinsyo-szki-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Katsuya Suzuki’+ 17 Share CopyHouses•Makinohara, Japan Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/540523/p2villa-shinsyo-szki-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 2011 Houses P2Villa Shinsyo / Szki ArchitectsSave this projectSaveP2Villa Shinsyo / Szki Architects Year: Photographs “COPY” 2011 CopyAbout this officeSzki ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMakinoharaHousesJapanPublished on August 28, 2014Cite: “P2Villa Shinsyo / Szki Architects” 28 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 3800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Whiteline Loft / Neumann Monson Architects Architects: Neumann Monson Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Whiteline Loft / Neumann Monson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWhiteline Loft / Neumann Monson Architects ArchDaily CopyLoft, Residential•Des Moines, United States Loft “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896378/whiteline-loft-neumann-monson-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Integrated Studio+ 13Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Year: United States 2016 Photographs Manufacturers: Duravit, Miele, Poliform, RIFRASave this picture!© Integrated StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamThis 3,800 sf residence, which occupies the top floor of a converted historic urban warehouse, balances the duality of the clients’ public and private lives through processional layout and spatial contrast. The design assigns bright, open social spaces to the perimeter and encloses private areas with dark tones and rich materiality. The juxtaposition provides the chiaroscuro of the clients’ extensive calligraphic art collection, writ large in space.Save this picture!© Integrated StudioEntering the residence, daylight draws one through a compressed, enveloping vestibule out into the open living area. The airy communal space wraps the warehouse’s northwest corner, maximizing natural light and the expansive panoramic view. Dark-stained white oak piers cordon off its ends to provide enclosure and reserve views for the master bedroom and study, respectively.Save this picture!© Integrated StudioSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Integrated StudioSupport spaces can be found in the interior of the unit, where lowered ceilings enhance experiential intimacy. Floors are radiant, polished concrete. Bathrooms are finished in marble slabs, marble penny tile, and pickled white oak. Lending pragmatic logic to an experientially-driven layout, low ceilings coincide with a dense network of existing duct banks, conduit runs, sprinkler pipes, and roof drains.Save this picture!© Integrated StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessDSGN Unveils the 2018 Winner of the Innovation Hub Competition in Bali, IndonesiaArchitecture NewsHouse Around a Tree / Espacio EMASelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Des Moines, IA, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs: Integrated Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896378/whiteline-loft-neumann-monson-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNeumann Monson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftBuildingsResidentialDes MoinesUnited StatesPublished on July 11, 2018Cite: “Whiteline Loft / Neumann Monson Architects” 11 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News A Guide to Local Trusts in Greater London
Showing respect for martyred Alexei Mozgovoi.WW photo: Sara FloundersAnti-war, community and solidarity activists gathered at the statute of Latin American liberation hero Simon Bolivar in Central Park May 27 to honor assassinated Donbass leader Alexei Mozgovoi and four members of his Ghost Brigade militia.The International Action Center initiated the memorial, answering a call by communists in Lugansk for solidarity actions to coincide with Mozgovoi’s funeral there.Holding signs declaring “Mozgovoi Lives” and anti-fascist flags, activists demanded a halt to Ukrainian military attacks and the economic blockade of the Donestk and Lugansk People’s Republics. They distributed leaflets to passersby calling for an end to Washington’s economic, political and military support of the far-right Kiev regime.Anna Rebrii, a student activist whose family lives in Ukraine and Lugansk, told the group: “This act of international solidarity is important. A revolutionary might be killed, but the revolution goes on.”“Mozgovoi was one of the most committed and radical leaders of the anti-fascist resistance in Donbass,” said Greg Butterfield, of the IAC. “He was not only committed to defending the people of Lugansk and Donetsk from the war unleashed by Ukrainian fascists and U.S. imperialism. He was committed to building a new society based on freedom and social justice for all working people.“Commander Mozgovoi was also an internationalist who understood that Novorossiyan and Ukrainian workers must unite on a class basis to destroy the fascist junta in Kiev,” Butterfield noted.“We hear all the time from the U.S. corporate media and Washington officials that the people of Donbass live in fear under the rule of ‘Russian invaders’ and ‘terrorist separatists.’“These are lies meant to distract people from the fact that both Democrats and Republicans are united in sending billions of dollars and weapons to the illegal regime in Kiev, while cutting desperately needed social programs here at home.“It’s meant to distract us from the fact that U.S. troops are training neo-Nazis in Ukraine to kill civilians in Donbass, while racist police murder Black and Brown people from New York to Baltimore to Ferguson,” charged Butterfield.Other speakers included Russian community activist Andy Aero; Comrade Shahid, of the Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum; trade unionist Mike Gimbel; IAC Co-Director Sara Flounders; and Bill Dores, of Workers World Party.FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together), Party of Communists USA and U.S. Friends of the Soviet People also participated in the memorial.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home Indiana Agriculture News 16th Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program Class Set to Graduate SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 7, 2016 16th Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program Class Set to Graduate ALP 16 graduatingClass 16 of AgrIIstitute’s Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program is graduating Saturday. For the past two years Class 16 members have enjoyed a variety of educational opportunities that develop leaders who can effectively communicate about agriculture. One of the graduates, and a real believer in the program, is David Briel from Valparaiso, a key account manager for Bayer CropScience.“The sessions themselves are centered around developing leadership skills through bringing in different guest speakers,” he told HAT. “but there are 26 participants in the program and communicating and learning from those other participants has been as valuable as the speakers they have brought in to present to us.”Travel is included during the two years, including Washington DC and a trip this year to Panama and Colombia. Briel said going to Central and South America provided an important lens to agriculture outside the U.S.“We have a certain view of agriculture in the United States, and of course agriculture here is valuable to the world, but seeing it from perspectives of other countries that maybe are not as advanced has provided us a perspective on what’s important to them. It may not be as important in our eyes. So seeing their perspective gives us a better idea of globally what’s important to the world, not only to Indiana and American agriculture.”Class 16 includes members from many sectors of Indiana agriculture including Purdue University, the Indiana corn and soybean groups, legal and lending backgrounds, livestock, Elanco and Dow AgroSciences, and of course farmers.What does Briel do with Bayer?David Briel Bayer CropScience Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleDo Food Labels Really Mean Anything?Next articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank
Previous articleComedian Jimmy Tatro drops back into schoolNext articleArmy ROTC to participate in Cowtown Marathon Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Brendan Hartman and Caitlin Payblas, ISA board members, wore cowboy outfits to represent the U.S. in the fashion show. Van Do, president of ISA, said she wanted American and International students to get to know each other. She said the banquet is a way for people to learn more about countries outside of America.The president said the banquet was a success.“When I looked at the room, I see the diversity from each table and that makes me really happy,” Do said. Linkedin + posts Fourteen students showcased traditional clothing from their respective countries like Ghana, Pakistan, USA, China and Mexico.Janvier Rutsobe and Claudine Mukanyamwasa wore ceremonial African clothes to represent Rwanda.Mukanyamwasa said her dress is for formal events in her country, such as festivals and weddings. She said she was very excited to model in the fashion show.“It’s just to show that we are Rwandese and we are here at TCU,” she said.OffstageTCU students and Fort Worth community members mingled before and after the shows, congratulating participants and taking pictures at the flight-themedphoto booth. Facebook Twitter ReddIt Carol Lyan, an ISA board member, applauded for performers. She later modeled for Myanmar in the fashion show. Adam Zou, sophomore, watches the talent show contestants perform. Twitter Shane Battis Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Iliana Miramontes swishes her Mexican dress for the audience. Ten countries were represented in the fashion show. Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats ReddIt People took pictures in front of the “Flight Around the World” backdrop. Irené Kwihangana, Phillip Kafuluma, Odile Mukiza, Lawrence Kajura, and Martin Segeja gathered for a photo. Ngoc Tu and Lan Anh wore Vietnamese outfits and did a quick dance move on stage. printBursts of laughter and chatter in several languages filled the room. Forks and knives clinked over steaming Indian curry, Turkish baklava and American chicken wings. Friends and strangers huddled in for pictures in front of a “Flight Around the World” themed backdrop.The International Spring Banquet brought a full house to the University Christian Church on Feb. 19.The banquet, hosted by the International Student Association (ISA), featured a talent show, traditional dress fashion walk and cultural food. Fifteen countries, including India, Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam and the U.S., were represented at the banquet.The lights dimmed as guests settled back into their seats. The show was about to begin.The Talent ShowMost of the night centered around ten talent acts.American and International students entertained the audience with mostly vocal and instrumental pieces. Audience members enjoyed cultural meals during the show and voted on their three favorite acts.First place winner Yi Ning won the crowd with an English rendition of the Korean track “Nobody.”As she belted out the final chorus, the audience exploded into applause and rose to their feet in a standing ovation.Out of breath after her performance, Ning told the audience she chose the song because she thought it would be interesting for a Chinese girl to sing an originally Korean song.Another crowd-pleaser was a ukulele-toting songwriter.Sammy Ramirez, a junior history major who came in third place, sang an original song called “Falling” while strumming his ukulele. He taught himself to play the instrument, he told the audience, only two weeks before taking it to the stage.The lyrics alternated between Spanish and English, he said, to “add a little culture” for the occasion.Ramirez talked about his love for TCU’s international community and the friendships he’s formed. He said he participates in many cultural organizations when he can and hopes more people get involved in organizations like ISA.“They want to get out there and they want to share their culture,” Ramirez said.The Fashion ShowChinese brocade robes, a Pakistani kurta and Mexican dresses bounded past tables toward the stage strutting their vibrant outfits to the cheering crowd.On this night, comfort colors were out of style. Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Ali Haider, Asim Hassan and Isioma Odita pose for pictures. Haider also modeled in the fashion show to represent Pakistan. Facebook Janvier Rutsobe and Claudine Mukanyamwasa modeled traditional Rwandan attire. Mukanyamwasa said her dress is for formal events like weddings and festivals. The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Talent show contestants pose on stage. The top three winners were Yi Ning, Ravi Baldota, and Sammy Ramirez. Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event