Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgGuinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinea Insurance Plc is a composite insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and pension, general business and special risks cover. The company is one of the most highly capitalised companies in the insurance industry in Nigeria. General Accident cover includes burglary and housebreaking, electronic theft and malfunctions, public liability, professional indemnity, personal/group accident, all risk insurance, goods-in-transit and health travel insurance. Fire and Special Perils cover includes industrial all risk, consequential loss, home owners and fire and special perils insurance. Engineering cover includes machinery breakdown, plant all risk, contractor all risk and erection all risk insurance. Guinea Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinea Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget gold and Bitcoin! I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks to become an ISA millionaire

first_imgForget gold and Bitcoin! I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks to become an ISA millionaire “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Who wants to be an ISA millionaire? It may sound impossible, but thousands of ordinary investors have already done it. Now is a great time to start your quest, as the stock market crash has given you a huge choice of cheap FTSE 100 stocks to buy.This is the perfect time to go on a shopping spree. Loads of top large-cap stocks are trading around 25% lower than before the Covid-19 crisis. Some are down by a third or more, yet still have strong long-term recovery prospects.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 great way to become an ISA millionaire is to go shopping when there are cheap FTSE 100 stocks everywhere you look. In these tricky times, I would focus on companies with strong balance sheets, loyal customers, generous cash flows, and low levels of debt.I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks todayThis is an uncertain time. We still do not know how long we must wait before the coronavirus lockdown is lifted. Even then, we won’t know how much damage it has caused to the economy.You could wait until the picture becomes clearer and everybody is feeling optimistic again. However, if you do that, the big stock market gains will already have been made. You will have lost this exciting opportunity to buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks. Your chances of becoming an ISA millionaire will have taken a knock.That is why I would buy bargain shares today, ahead of the stock market recovery. We have seen in recent weeks how quickly things pick up when investors believe the worst is over. You do not want to miss out on the next stage of the rebound.Some investors have piled into gold, but I would be cautious. It now trades at just above $1,700 an ounce, and looks stretched at that price. Gold does not pay any income; you are purely speculating on capital gains. The price may fall once the worst of Covid-19 is over.Here’s how I’d become an ISA millionaireOthers may have noticed that crypto-currency Bitcoin has just crept above $8,000. All I can say is, so what? The price bobs up and down all the time. Movements are purely driven by sentiment, as Bitcoin has no practical use. It’s a gamble, basically. You are far more likely to lose money than make it.So don’t hide in gold or gamble with Bitcoin. If you want to be a tax-free millionaire, I would urge building a balanced portfolio of cheap FTSE 100 stocks inside a Stocks and Shares ISA.Be patient, and your wealth will grow, year after year. If you keep investing your maximum annual amount and reinvested dividends for growth, you can ultimately achieve your goal of becoming an ISA millionaire.Now is the ideal time to get started, by loading up on cheap FTSE 100 stocks. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones | Thursday, 30th April, 2020 last_img read more

Why I think the BP share price is too cheap to miss

first_img 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 28th August, 2020 | More on: BP Why I think the BP share price is too cheap to miss Earlier in August, BP (LSE: BP) announced its new dividend strategy. The company proposed 5.25 cents per share for Q2, down from 10.5 cents in the previous quarter. Shell had previously announced a dividend cut in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis, and that shocked the market. The oil price is weak too. The result? The BP share price is down 43% so far in 2020. That’s more than twice the FTSE 100‘s fall.But the picture is better than it might at first look. The firm says the dividend is “intended to remain fixed at this level, subject to the board’s decision each quarter“. But there’s more. It also makes “a commitment to return at least 60% of surplus cash to shareholders through share buybacks, once BP’s balance sheet has been deleveraged and subject to maintaining a strong investment grade credit rating“.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…I think that could do more for the BP share price over the long term than any amount of short-term cash handed out now. I’m always moaning about companies paying out high dividends, and letting them become entrenched in the minds of institutional shareholders, when they can’t afford it. But there’s a horribly pervasive short-term fear of losing face by not stumping up the big cash each quarter.Another oil price slumpCheap oil doesn’t help the BP share price, that’s for sure. And the lockdown has precipitated another crash. That’s certainly putting additional pressure on the oil companies even while they’re still sorting themselves out after the chaos of the previous slump.But the price of a barrel is already picking up. It dropped below $20 in April. And the crunch could spell serious trouble for heavily indebted smaller oil firms like Premier Oil. But the price is already picking up again, reaching around $45. And that’s with the economy still way behind the point it’s likely to recover to in the fullness of time. Transport still remains heavily depressed too, with a serious knock-on effect for fuel oil. But this will also pass.Dividends paid at the new lower rate of $21 per year would provide a yield of nearly 6% on the current BP share price. That’s still a cracking stream of income in my books. And we’ll hopefully see further shareholder returns in the form of buybacks, to realise that “commitment to return at least 60% of surplus cash“.BP share price pessimismNow, there’s also the big move away from fossil fuels, and that will be hurting the BP share price too. But all these ‘carbon neutral’ pledges are not going to make oil use disappear any time soon. And guess who’s in the vanguard of research into alternative energy sources? It’s the big oil companies, like BP.Yes, there are good reasons for pressure on BP as an investment. But I’m seeing the shares as significantly undervalued even with that in mind. It happens all the time when we’re in a stock market slump, and investors become disproportionately bearish. BP is an income buy for me, with potential recovery growth as a bonus. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Why I just sold my GSK shares

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 | More on: GSK Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Why I just sold my GSK shares 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Recently, I’ve been taking the opportunity to sell a few of my stock holdings in order to concentrate my portfolio on my best ideas. FTSE 100 pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) is one I’ve sold from my portfolio.Here, I’ll explain why I sold my GSK shares. I’ll also explain where I’m planning to invest the proceeds of my sale.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…GSK shares: why I sold There are a few reasons I sold them. The first is that growth has been underwhelming in recent years. Last year, revenue growth was just 1%. This year, it’s expected to fall 3%.Of course, GSK has been impacted by Covid-19. Its vaccines division, in particular, has been hit hard because routine vaccination programmes have been abandoned during the pandemic. Revenues in this segment should bounce back post-Covid-19.However, overall, I see the company’s growth as disappointing. This year, analysts expect the company to generate earnings per share (EPS) of 98.6p. That’s about 4% below the EPS it generated in 2011.A dividend cut is comingAnother reason I sold GSK is that I’ve been frustrated with the dividend. Sure, the yield has been high in recent years. I was receiving a yield of about 6% from GSK, so I can’t complain about that. However, the dividend payout hasn’t been increased for over five years now. That means it’s fallen in real terms over time.Additionally, GSK is shortly about to implement a new dividend policy. It has said that from next year, aggregate distributions are expected to be lower than at present. That’s disappointing from a dividend investing perspective.GSK is set for a split upFinally, GSK is planning to split itself into two companies next year. I think this is a good move that could help unlock value. However, my holding in GSK was already quite small (less than 1% of my stock portfolio). The split would have resulted in two even smaller holdings. So, I figured it was best to offload the stock now.I’ll point out that I still think GlaxoSmithKline is a decent stock to own. The company operates in growth industries. And the stock’s valuation looks very reasonable. However, after looking at the investment case, I concluded that there were other stocks that are a better fit for my portfolio right now.Where I’m going to invest nowAs for where I’m going to invest now, I still like the healthcare sector. I’m keen to boost my exposure to this sector. However, I’d like to invest in companies that are generating more growth.Some names I’ve been looking at include medical technology company Stryker and robotic surgery specialist Intuitive Surgical. These two companies are growing rapidly. They’ve generated five-year revenue growth of 44% and 83% respectively. I think they could be good stocks to buy when there’s some market volatility.I’m also considering adding to the other healthcare stocks I own at present – orthopedic reconstruction specialist Smith & Nephew, virtual healthcare provider Teladoc Health, and petcare specialist IDEXX Laboratories. In the long run, I think these healthcare stocks have a lot of potential. Image source: Getty Images. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Smith & Nephew, Teladoc Health and IDEXX Laboratories. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Teladoc Health. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, Idexx Laboratories, and Smith & Nephew. 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. 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.last_img read more

Mole House / Adjaye Associates

first_img Mole House / Adjaye Associates Parry Page Save this picture!© Ed Reeve+ 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeAdjaye AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationEnglandLondonOn InstagramUnited KingdomPublished on May 03, 2021Cite: “Mole House / Adjaye Associates” 02 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  256 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mole House / Adjaye AssociatesSave this projectSaveMole House / Adjaye Associates Mechanical And Plumbing Engineers:Parry PageGeneral Contractor :Parry PageCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ed ReeveRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Mole House is a three-storey live-work space in the heart of Hackney, designed as a single-family dwelling for contemporary artist Sue Webster. The project came together as an exercise in excavation and retention, with Webster’s vision for the new home being strongly tied to the history and fabric of the original building. The detached Victorian house was left vacant and derelict after a 40-year long tenancy, held by a resident locally referred to as the Hackney Mole Man.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveKnown for having spent years burrowing a network of tunnels beneath the property, his decades of organic digging yielded a subterranean system of multi-directional passageways. With the quarrying having seriously compromised structural integrity, the house was eventually seized and excavated. Its burrows were plugged with aerated concrete to re-establish structural safety and over 33 tonnes of debris were removed from the site. Webster was compelled by the potential of the standalone property, captivated by its accumulated layers of history – both architectural and social.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveThe resulting conversion celebrates the legacy of this unique site, preserving authenticity with new additions that clearly delineate from existing elements. The design is born from an archaeological exercise, a gradual reveal of time through the process of excavation – an unearthing of up to 2,000 tonnes of filler concrete revealing several years of fossilised domestic history.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveSave this picture!© Ed ReeveThe re-instated building occupies a triangular plot and has been expanded at basement level, offering newly configured open-plan living spaces, each surrounded by a sunken landscaped garden along its perimeter. There are multiple entrances to the house, a reflection of the unearthed tunnels beneath, two of these entrances are directly accessible from the driveway and Mortimer Road, one guides you to the lower ground floor studio and the other to the main house living space. There is also an entrance to the house via a set of steps that lead to the front garden and eventually to the studio and the rear garden. With this careful and methodical excavation, you can experience the uncovered pieces of history, moments of a previous time, that are exposed as you walk around the garden.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveExternally, the original masonry fabric is preserved, with 15,000 reclaimed London bricks used to supplant areas of excess damage. The exterior render is retained, expressing the building’s derelict bunker-like appearance. New concrete bay windows bordered by patinated bronze frames protrude beneath a concrete band, slicing horizontally through the height of the house.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveSave this picture!© Ed ReeveInternally, a cross-shaped concrete structure in the centre of the plan divides each floor into four zones, supporting new floor slabs and bracing external walls. Original internal walls and floors have been removed completely, having either collapsed or eroded beyond repair. An existing party wall that once divided the property into two houses has also been demolished, creating a more expansive, flexible, and unified space. Interior volumes are characterised by a minimal material palette of exposed concrete and timber, with a cantilevered staircase descending into a lofty, light-filled basement studio. The upper floor, which has been heavily reinforced following fire damage and corrosion, is punctured by a large, openable skylight.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveNatural light permeates throughout the residence, filtering in through full-height windows and doors that line each storey. The building has been excavated to below street level, solidifying existing foundations and providing extended contemporary living space. A singular slate sheet replaces the building’s original gable-end pitched roof, providing material contrast with the external brick, whilst tonally conversing with the window and door frames, as well as the fencing introduced within the site’s landscaped garden.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveMole House demonstrates a combined vision between client and architect that exalts urban, tactile, and personal histories. Its design approach is defined by considered restoration, material authenticity, and elevated functionality.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveProject gallerySee allShow lessA House in Hoi An / lequang-architectsSelected ProjectsBiodome Science Museum / KanvaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960963/mole-house-adjaye-associates Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Ed Reeve structural Engineer: Projects CopyHouses, Renovation•London, United Kingdomcenter_img 2020 Year:  Photographs Architects: Adjaye Associates Area Area of this architecture project electrical engineering: Alcock Lees Partnership Ltd. ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960963/mole-house-adjaye-associates Clipboard “COPY” United Kingdomlast_img read more

Two trustee vacancies at the Institute of Fundraising

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Volunteering Howard Lake | 29 April 2012 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two trustee vacancies at the Institute of Fundraisingcenter_img The Institute of Fundraising has announced two vacancies on its trustee board and is inviting members to consider standing for election to the posts.John Baguley has come to the end of his term of office and Tanya Steele has been nominated by the Board for re-election. Nominations for the positions are due by midday on 28 May 2012, and the new trustees will be announced at the Institute’s AGM on 3 July at the National Convention.Who should become a trustee?The two positions are open to any member from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.The Institute suggests putting yourself forward “if you have strong and clear ideas about how your profession should be developed”.The current trustees feel that ethnic diversity on the Board could be improved and the following groups are under represented on the board:* Professionally qualified people in specialist areas such as law and accountancy* Experience of small to medium charities*Experience of professional bodiesThe nomination form can be downloaded from the Institute’s website.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/about-us/trustee-biographys/election-to-the-board-of-trustees/ Advertisement  27 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

‘Free the Cuban 5’ events spread awareness

first_imgWW photo: Brenda Ryan“The Second 5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington, D.C.” hit the street on June 1 with a spirited picket line and rally at the White House gates. Representatives from 25 countries demanded freedom for the Cuban 5 — anti-terrorist Cubans held unjustly in U.S. jails. Of particular interest to the public was a huge banner signed by the Stockholm, Sweden, support committee. Demonstrations were also held in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, and other countries.Later that day an ecumenical/cultural event filled the St. Stephen church sanctuary. The keynote speaker, former political prisoner and educator Angela Davis, was joined by Church World Service President John McCullough. Cuban author and ethnographer Miguel Barnet and British actor Andy de la Tour read letters from the Cuban 5 to their loved ones from a compilation, “Letters of Love and Hope.”Barbadian cultural ambassador Mighty Gabby sang what has become a theme song for this series of events, “Free Them,” and the D.C. Labor Chorus roused the crowd.Increasing public awareness of the massive injustice is a major goal of this ambitious series of events. Literature distributions, postering, a march in the Washington suburb of Takoma Park through a farmers’ market on Sunday morning, and book and intellectual public events have all involved new people in the effort to free the Cuban 5. On June 5, a final closing plenary at the Venezuelan Embassy’s Bolivarian Hall will discuss future actions.After completing his prison term, one of the Cuban 5, René González, has returned to his home and family in Cuba. The other four — Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labañino— are still suffering long prison sentences for infiltrating the Miami-based groups that were actively bombing hotels and restaurants in Cuba. González spoke via video at the opening press conference on May 30. Read more on page 3.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Karen Lewis, 1953-2021: Lessons from a teacher, leader and courageous fighter

first_imgThe global working-class, Black liberation and labor movements lost a courageous fighter when Karen Lewis — former president of the Chicago Teachers Union  (CTU), who famously led a militant, seven-day strike in 2012 — passed away Feb. 7 after a long battle with cancer.Karen Lewis. Credit: John W. Iwanski via FlickrDedicated teacher and militant fighterBorn in the South Side of Chicago on July 20, 1953, Lewis was the daughter of school teachers. She attended public schools in Chicago, such as Kenwood Academy High School, and attended Dartmouth College in 1972, where she was the sole Black woman in the Class of 1974. (Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10)Lewis became a chemistry teacher shortly after college, and she joined the Chicago Teachers Union — an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — in 1988. In 2008, she became active in a reform caucus of the CTU known as the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators (CORE). This caucus challenged the national AFT leadership in many ways regarding crucial issues such as charter schools and so-called school “reform.”From the beginning, CORE was involved with various, progressive community struggles in the city. Workers World spoke with Bob Quélos, an activist who knew Lewis personally and was involved in a 2008 campaign to stop then-Mayor Richard Daley’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics. “While most radical minded people were afraid of standing up to Mayor Daley, Karen was not,” Quélos recalls. “She stood on the frontlines against the neoliberal project.” In 2010, Lewis ran for CTU president on a CORE slate and won. As a strong voice against racism, budget cuts and school closings, her election victory was significant to Black educators, students, parents and community activists throughout Chicago. As one middle-school teacher, Kimberly Goldbaum, stated, “The emergence of CORE allowed many of us African Americans to go, ‘This is something we can get with.’” (Labor Notes, Feb. 10)In 2012, Chicago teachers were facing arbitrary evaluations and the threat of merit pay, while being denied a promised 4% raise. With Lewis as its president, the CTU struck for seven days and forced the city and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ease up on evaluations and not unleash merit pay. The 2012 strike was the first teachers strike in Chicago in 25 years. And CTU mounted another labor action in 2016. Lewis was reelected as CTU president in 2013 but stepped down in 2014 due to illness and was replaced by Jesse Sharkey, another CORE activist who had served as her vice president.Paving the way for strike waveIn 2018, teachers and education workers throughout the U.S. — starting with West Virginia, then Oklahoma, Arizona and others — walked out by the thousands against low pay, high insurance costs and privatization schemes. Education workers who participated in these walkouts also formed caucuses with a platform similar to that of CORE. Many of the education workers wore “Red for Ed” T-shirts and hats to protest.The education workers that struck in states with Republican governors and legislators were fighting for the same reasons that CTU fought against Democratic mayors in 2012 and 2016. These defiant work actions generally took place in states that had legislatively ruled teacher and public employee strikes illegal.It is certain that the “Red for Ed” movement would not exist today without Karen Lewis’s legacy.The CTU held a virtual shiva — a period of mourning observed in Judaism — on Feb. 10 to grieve the death of Lewis. (Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10) CTU released a statement in her honor: “Karen did not just lead our movement. Karen was our movement. She bowed to no one and gave strength to tens of thousands of Chicago Teachers Union educators, who followed her lead and who live by her principles to this day.” (WBEZ Chicago, Feb. 8) Karen Lewis, presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hall director talks about the responsibilities of working at a residence hall during COVID-19

first_imgLinkedin Linkedin ReddIt printOne hall director at TCU has kept his goals consistent despite the different responsibilities COVID-19 has brought. Reese Harty, the GrandMarc hall director, said his main focus is to provide a safe and welcoming place for students to call home. Regardless of the pandemic, he wants TCU to remain a place where students cannot wait to step foot on campus.“To do this successfully, we work to have positive, meaningful relationships with our residents, Resident Assistants (RAs), property partners, and maintenance and facilities teams. This helps to create a place where people feel safe and welcomed to be themselves,” said Harty.While the goals have remained the same, Harty has taken on some different responsibilities this semester. For example, he and his staff have tried to make sure students who are in isolation still feel engaged. “We are more intentional with reaching out to our students who may be quarantining or staying in an isolation space and having programs that have virtual components to allow everyone the opportunity to engage with others if they’d like to, or are feeling well enough to interact with others,” he said.Inclusive programs such as virtual Zumba classes, social distancing activities and a weekly cookie drop off are among the ways residence halls have been helping students get through this difficult time. Harty said most of the programs have been adapted to a virtual platform so students who can’t participate in person can still stay involved. “One successful program we do for our students impacted by COVID-19 offers them a ‘Sweet Treat Mid-Week Pick Me Up’ where students can request a cookie from Insomnia Cookies and it’s delivered to their door for them to enjoy and be reminded that there are people on campus who care and are here for them,” Harty added.Harty said he thinks the current structure and support levels provided for TCU students in residence halls has been working well. He also said he believes students in his residence hall have been following the new COVID-19 guidelines and have been able to form close relationships with their peers, despite the social distancing requirements.“Everyone who is currently on campus wants to be here and have the TCU experience they know and love,” he said. “While it may have taken some time for some to adjust to the new policies and guidelines, they know that by following the guidelines they are able to stay on campus and keep not only themselves, but others safe and healthy.”Though the case count is relatively low on campus, Harty said the residence hall staff will continue to follow guidelines and protocols provided by TCU’s administration based on Tarrant County and CDC mandates. While the case count may fluctuate, Harty knows that his goals will remain constant. “While there is so much on-going change, the thing that remains constant is our support and exceptional level of care for our residents,” said Harty. Raines Nagelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/raines-nagel/ Facebook GrandMarc Apartments. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts What we’re reading: Melania Trump will not attend Pennsylvania rally, murder victim identified 35 years after found dead in Florida World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Raines Nagel First-year students adjust to living away from home during COVID-19 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter ReddIt Facebook Twitter Previous articleTCU and UNTHSC develop COVID-19 research groupNext articleSGA budget passed to fund RA and CRA appreciation day Raines Nagel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Raines Nagelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/raines-nagel/last_img read more

“Eddie Gaedel Day” in South Pasadena

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Photo Gallery “Eddie Gaedel Day” in South Pasadena On Wednesday, August 19, Griffins of Kinsale Irish Pub From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 6:12 am Make a commentcenter_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In celebration of the 64th anniversary of Eddie Gaedel’s historic appearance as a pinch-hitter for the St. Louis Browns, the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, and the Baseball Reliquary observed “Eddie Gaedel Day” on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Griffins of Kinsale, a traditional Irish pub in South Pasadena.Eddie Gaedel (1925-1961), who at 3’7” and weighing 65 pounds was the shortest and lightest player ever to step to the plate in the major leagues, was inserted into the St. Louis Browns lineup as a pinch-hitter on August 19, 1951 in a game against the Detroit Tigers at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis, Missouri. Wearing jersey number 1/8, he walked on four pitches in one of the most legendary at-bats in the history of baseball. The Eddie Gaedel Society was founded by Tom Keefe in Spokane, Washington in 2011 to annually honor the man whose one trip to the plate and whose perfect 1.000 lifetime on-base percentage remain a source of inspiration to all those who dream of following this diminutive star in making it to the big leagues.The inaugural “Eddie Gaedel Day” festivities in South Pasadena on August 19 adhered Eddie Gaedel Society’s motto: “Small talk, short speeches, and half-pint beers!” The fun-filled festivities will include introductory remarks by filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis, president of the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, and a $2 Eddie Gaedel Trivia Contest.A special guest speaker was Bill Christine, who was a 13-year-old St. Louis Browns knothole gang member when he attended the Gaedel game on August 19, 1951. Christine, who has belonged to the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1960 and has voted in the annual Baseball Hall of Fame election since 1970, will recall his memories of Gaedel’s historic pinch-hitting appearance. Christine has written a biography about Roberto Clemente, and his biography of jockey Bill Hartack will be published next year. From 1982 to 2006, he was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. All attendees will also receive a special pin courtesy of the Eddie Gaedel Society, Spokane Chapter #1.For further information on “Eddie Gaedel Day,” contact Jon Leonoudakis, president of the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, by phone at (818) 886-2998 or by e-mail at [email protected]; or Terry Cannon, executive director of the Baseball Reliquary, by phone at (626) 791-7647 or by e-mail at [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more