Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This stock market crash offers bargain shares. I’d grab FTSE 100 dividend stocks today

first_img 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. The FTSE 100’s recent crash means many of its members currently trade on exceptionally low valuations. Certainly, in many cases, their earnings are set to decline in the current year. But the index’s recovery potential suggests now could be an opportune time to buy them.Furthermore, the options available to income-seekers are relatively limited at the present time. Cash and bonds offer low income returns. Meanwhile, tax changes to buy-to-let property may also limit your net returns.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…As such, FTSE 100 dividend shares could be a worthwhile income investment. Even though dividends are being cut among many sectors in the short run.Income opportunitiesThe Bank of England’s decision to reduce interest rates to support the economy means savings accounts offer below-inflation returns, in many cases. Likewise, the yields available on bonds are relatively low. This could lead to a loss of your spending power over time. You’re also likely to need a significant sum of money just to currently generate a modest level of income.Similarly, buy-to-let property may be a relatively unappealing place to invest, from an income perspective. Uncertainty surrounding rental growth and tax changes mean your net returns could be disappointing.As such, FTSE 100 dividend shares may offer the most appealing destination for long-term income investors. At present, the index has a historic dividend yield of around 6%. That figure may not be realised in the short run. That’s due to dividend cuts being announced by many of the index’s members. But, over the long run, income prospects for large-cap shares appear to be more attractive than other mainstream assets.Recovery potentialAs well as a relatively high yield, the FTSE 100 also offers recovery potential. The index’s members are, in many cases, financially sound businesses. Therefore, they’re very likely to survive the current economic crisis. They may even be able to build on their market share to strengthen competitive positions.This may lead to a return to strong dividend growth across the index. So, while a yield of 6% may not be realised in the current year, investors in FTSE 100 shares could enjoy strong growth in their income over the longer term. This may further widen the gap between FTSE 100 stocks and other assets from an income perspective.Furthermore, the FTSE 100 has a strong track record of recovery. So income investors may enjoy capital returns on their investments. The index’s valuation suggests it offers a wide margin of safety at present. Also, investors have largely priced in the anticipated economic challenges posed by coronavirus.The index has a solid track record of recovering from even its very worst bear markets. So it could prove to be a worthwhile place to invest for those individuals who have a long-term time horizon. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Family House Jarovce / Compass Atelier

first_img Slovakia Projects Family House Jarovce / Compass AtelierSave this projectSaveFamily House Jarovce / Compass Atelier CopyAbout this officeCompass AtelierOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJarovceSlovakiaPublished on June 27, 2018Cite: “Family House Jarovce / Compass Atelier” 27 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Houses Year:  “COPY” Family House Jarovce / Compass Atelier CopyHouses•Jarovce, Slovakia Save this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Sharecenter_img Manufacturers: Baumit, Buderus, REHAU, Wemal, Wienerberger, Amandari, Comclim, MIPO, ML Lamps, Pholy, RIGIPS, Tom joinery, Viva shopSave this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNiceRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedFamily house Jarovce – a house for grandparents and nine grandchildrenThe family house is located on the northern edge of the village Jarovce, in a zone of family houses. The site is leveled, with an area of 661 m2. To ensure the optimal use of the property, the house is located in the northern part of the parcel.Save this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNiceHouse for parents Is exactly that kind of commision which could possibly harm your relationship with your family or with your work. Or even both. Fortunately in this case, things went against the odds.Save this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNiceSave this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNiceWe received only three bacis requirements: a small house, no stairs and lots of space for nine grandchildren.Save this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNiceOur answer to the this is the composition of a green atrium complemented by the house. The house shaped in a form of the letter L defines the atrium on its two sides. The south part of the plot is opened to the sun, while the northern part is taken by the house.Save this picture!PlanThe horizontal concrete roof slab is omnipresent and connects seamlessly all spaces in the house. The slab leans from the interior to the exterior and leads the narrative of your visit to the house from the very entry part to the most intimate parts of the house. The cantilevered part of the roof is set to regulate the solar radiation and interior climate according to the sun path.Save this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNiceAt the intersection of two wings, the roof slab is filled with large radius. This curve creates much wider area of the terrace. It is the perfect spot for dining, the place that integrates the garden and the interior. And to be hones, it looks good on the pictures too.The house is divided very traditonally into two parts. The day part and the night part apart. The day part is transparent, connected to the garden and easy to comprehend. Here, the grandchildren are still visible and supervisied. The night part is located behind the wooden wall and is accompanied by small private garden. This garden serves as a quiet refuge in opposition to the noise and atmosphere in the atrium.Save this picture!SectionThe design of the interior further develops the spatial concept of the house. It is dominated by a mutual relationship of seamless roof, gery floor and long walls cladded in oak. These basic elements define the space which could be randomly occuiped by people objects and furnishing.Save this picture!© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNiceProject gallerySee allShow lessA Collection of Herzog & de Meuron’s Striking StaircasesMiscFab City Summit Paris 2018 (30% Discount for ArchDaily Readers!)Event Share 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896710/family-house-jarovce-compass-architekti Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896710/family-house-jarovce-compass-architekti Clipboard Photographs:  Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Compass Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Garden House in Musashimasuko / Toshihiro Aso Design Office

first_img Houses Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Shuya Sato+ 25Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Garden House in Musashimasuko / Toshihiro Aso Design OfficeSave this projectSaveGarden House in Musashimasuko / Toshihiro Aso Design Office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953894/garden-house-in-musashimasuko-toshihiro-aso-design-office Clipboard Japan Year:  CopyHouses•Japan “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953894/garden-house-in-musashimasuko-toshihiro-aso-design-office Clipboard Photographs Architects: Toshihiro Aso Design Office Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Photographs:  Shuya Sato Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: TajimaArchitect In Charge:Toshihiro AsoDesign Team:Toshihiro Aso Design Office, Shimura ArchitectsCollaborative Architects:Takuma Shimura, Shimura ArchitectsStructure Engineers:Hirohide Tao, Momi ArchitectsCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shuya SatoRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. My clients were a couple – an office worker and a stay-at-home wife – with a child and two dogs. “We want a garden and… a local community to feel that we are part of the community.” This was the wish list my clients shared with me when I received an order for designing their house. For the clients, who have already moved more than 10 times so far, building their own house is part of making their dream come true – “to have their own local community.”Save this picture!© Shuya SatoSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe plot sits in a suburban residential area, 15 minutes’ walk from a small station along a local line. The location is the perfect distance for the husband to bike to his office, ideal for the family to make it their living area. It’s along a road which leads to a detached housing complex built on developed hilly land in the1970s, fields and orchards – a legacy of the time when the land was used primarily for farming – and the neighborhood is dotted together with houses and parking. Over relatively lush greenery, a light breeze flows through in the clear, blue sky, so refreshing. The premises is not by any means large, yet, a 50%building coverage ratio inevitably promises space for a garden, even if small.Save this picture!© Shuya SatoOn top of this, the land comes with this wide open sky that only a low-rise residential area on hilly land can offer. I started this project off considering such elements as resources of the land. Having your own garden is the biggest draw in building a house in the suburbs.Save this picture!© Shuya SatoYet, if the family were to make this house their permanent home in this suburban residential area, a family or self-centered garden with a wood decking enclosed by high walls and fences as if it were an extension of their family-room won’t do. The garden which stretches to the adjacent field is the core of this house, a place for the family to casually meet and socialize with the locals everyday.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Shuya SatoA sidewalk leading to the garden invites people into the garden and lets them drop by under the eaves of the roof that extends along the garden. With this arrangement, the house, the garden and the community generate synergies, allowing the family to develop a mellow relationship with, and engage in the local community.Save this picture!© Shuya SatoSave this picture!Elevation 02In the house formed like a bungalow with a large opening facing the garden, the family’s lifestyle is closely connected with the garden. The building envelope stretches out toward the garden and up toward the sky. The ground floor, up 460 mm above ground, is covered with wood flooring boards and plays two roles, as an arena for the family’s daily life and as a porch. Their child and dogsSave this picture!© Shuya Satoplay around the kitchen set at the center of the stage whilst the family and the neighbors, as well as the sunlight and fresh air comfortably come in and out under the eaves of the roof. The wood-sliding windows under the eaves give a  warm feeling to the space, unlike cold aluminum sash windows, and welcome everyone to sit on the edge of the floor. The sloped ceiling transforms the second floor into a relaxing attic with a roof-top terrace.Save this picture!© Shuya SatoSave this picture!Elevation 01The wide open sky embraces the terrace like a ceiling, and the morning sunshine comes through slated windows on the east. As you follow the sunlight, the sky spreads out before you. I named this house “Garden House (Niwa-ya)” to link it with the Japanese traditional merchant house (Machi-ya)” and “row house (Naga-ya),” but more importantly, with the aim of wiping out the typical image that modern families have towards a suburban house with a garden.Save this picture!© Shuya SatoProject gallerySee allShow lessZunyi Memorial to the Body and Organ Donors / TJAD Atelier L+ StudioSelected ProjectsICA Miami Museum / Aranguren&Gallegos ArquitectosSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeToshihiro Aso Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookJapanPublished on December 24, 2020Cite: “Garden House in Musashimasuko / Toshihiro Aso Design Office” 24 Dec 2020. 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 Garden House in Musashimasuko / Toshihiro Aso Design Officelast_img read more

Comic Relief raises £37 million on Red Nose Day

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Comic Relief raises £37 million on Red Nose Day  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis over six million red noses were sold this year. Comic Relief Does Celebrity Fame Academy, which ran nightly for over a week in the run-up to Red Nose Day, raised £1.3 million through 8.25 million SMS text votes. During the final, the system provided by mobile messaging company Dialogue Communications achieved a voting throughput of 427 votes per second “for sustained periods”.HMV has sold over 370,000 copies of a Little Britain/Comic Relief DVD, raising over £1,250,000.comedian Peter Kay’s music video for the Tony Christie single “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo” will go on sale on Monday with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.Unfortunately, the Comic Relief web team took the weekend off after the event, so that by the end of Sunday evening, two days after the telethon the front page of the rednoseday.com site was still proclaiming “Red Nose Day is today”.There was also an error in the automatic email message sent to online donors: “To find out how your money will be used, please visit http://www.rednoeseday.com/thankyou/” said the message, pointing donors to a non-existent site due to a URL typo. Red Nose Day 2005 has generated £37,809,564 for Comic Relief, the largest total donated in the 20 years that the campaign has been held.Based on previous years, the final total is likely to be at least double the amount raised on the night. During the first hour of the telethon £2,197,756 was donated.Fundraising highlights this year included: Advertisementcenter_img 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 Howard Lake | 13 March 2005 | Newslast_img read more

100 families in temporary accommodation to receive Christmas makeovers

first_img100 families in temporary accommodation to receive Christmas makeovers Ninesh Muthiah, Home Connections & Homefinder UK’s CEO, explained why they were keen to support Liv with this initiative: “Homefinder UK has helped over 350 homeless families find permanent homes across the UK. However, there are thousands more families with children who will spend this winter in temporary accommodation. Through this initiative we hope to be able to bring some comfort and festive cheer to some of those suffering from the housing crisis.” Tagged with: christmas donated services homelessness 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 MoreAddThis5  186 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 The temporary homes of 100 families in London and Glasgow will receive a Christmas makeover with items donated by homeware brands, including Christmas trees, lights and soft furnishings.The campaign is the idea of 20 year old entrepreneur Liv Conlon, winner of Scotland’s Young Inspiring Business Woman of the Year and founder of The PropertyStagers.Working with the charity Glasgow City Mission and Homefinder UK, a non-profit national mobility scheme which specialises in finding permanent homes for homeless households and social housing applicants, she has launched the 100 Home Christmas Makeover.This Christmas 80,000 families will wake up in temporary accommodation such as hostels. Conlon explained: “I’ve been fortunate to achieve success early on through entrepreneurship, and I spend my days making over homes with my team. So when I learnt of just how many people in the UK will be waking up in homes which are impermanent – buildings like hostels – whilst they wait to be housed, it reinforced just how fortunate so many of us are to have a place to call home.”Conlon has secured support from Dunelm, Yohan May Interiors, Cat Preston, Jewellery Design, Sienna Interiors and David Phillips who have contributed to the appeal.  185 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 17 December 2018 | Newslast_img read more

IMAGE: Gold Rush

first_imgDean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Linkedin Previous articleNursing students continue elaborate graduation traditionNext articleIMAGE: Good Karma Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ + posts Facebook Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings ReddIt Linkedin Facebookcenter_img printThis story first appeared in IMAGE Magazine. TCU junior Dominick Signoretto came to TCU from his hometown of La Quinta, California, hoping to experience an entirely new lifestyle in the state of Texas.Signoretto’s hope was largely realized. Located more than 1,200 miles away from La Quinta, Fort Worth is a change of scenery from the dry desert climate of the Coachella Valley in Southern California.“I had narrowed my choices down to the University of Southern California and TCU, and I decided I really didn’t want to live in downtown Los Angeles,” Signoretto said. “I thought TCU would be a great fit, plus I have family nearby in Dallas.”Signoretto may have physically left California and all it encompassed, but he was in for a surprise upon his arrival to campus in Fall 2013 — 304 others had joined him in departing the Golden State to become Horned Frogs that school year.“At first, I was shocked because there were so many Californians here. It’s very ironic that here I left California for something new and the state essentially followed me here,” Signoretto said.The group of 304 Californians easily led the out-of-state charge among the 1,934 first-year students at the university that fall, beating second-place Illinois by an overwhelming margin of 227 students.And by recent trends, it’s not an anomaly.California has become an unprecedented driving force in out-of-state admissions at the university. Its dominance has grown out of proportion, leading nearly every statistical category imaginable at the university when it comes to non-Texan students and applicants.According to the TCU Office of Admission, California not only has the largest out-of-state population of the current TCU student body, but has also had the largest out-of-state population in every first-year class since fall 2009. Since fall 2011, each first-year class has had at least 200 students from California, most recently 302 in fall 2015.Dean of Admissions Ray Brown said the explosion of the California student population at the university has been a trademark of a campus that has grown in so many ways this decade.“It’s been exciting. The influx has been a microcosm of what is going on [at] this university,” Brown said. “We now have more Californians than any other school in Texas.”The changes in application rates among Californians may be an even more remarkable statistic than enrollment rates. As recently as 2008, the university only received 563 applications from California students of the 12,033 applicants for the fall semester of that year. It only took five years for that rate to more than quadruple, as the university received 2,394 California applications for the fall 2013 semester from a pool of 18,549 total applicants.In a broader picture, the California applicant rate at the university experienced a whopping 1,019 percent increase from 2003 to 2013, as only 214 applications were received from Californians for the fall 2003 semester.Brown said the phenomenon of the university’s popularity in California can be attributed to many factors, but the biggest is likely national exposure from university athletics, particularly football.“If you had to point to any one thing that began the shift, it had to be the Rose Bowl win in 2011,” Brown said. “We were such an underdog playing Wisconsin and we beat them. The people of California were amazing to us during that week, and ever since then the California population at TCU has exploded.”According to data from the office of admission, the number of first-year students from California jumped from 148 in 2010 to 200 in 2011 following the Rose Bowl victory. Meanwhile, the total number of applications jumped from 14,079 to 19,166 in the same time period, a 36.2 percent increase.Brown added that the desire to experience the Texas culture may also serve as an explanation for a rising interest of the university among Californians.“The Californians we get here are ones that we sense have closer to middle-American values than maybe the traditional Californian may have,” Brown said. “There are many of them for whom Texas may be interesting, but not off-putting.”Signoretto was one of those Californians intrigued by the way of life in Texas.“They say Southern Hospitality is a real thing in Texas, and I agree” Signoretto said. “People hold the door open for you and want to speak with you here, whereas in California it’s not the case all the time.”On top of those factors, Director of Freshman Admission Heath Einstein, a California native, said the state itself has played a role in the mass exodus of college students, particularly the condition of its public universities.“A lot of students are choosing to leave California when in decades past they would have gone to a public university in California,” Einstein said. “The schools are overburdened and students are unable to graduate within four years, so students are going out-of-state where they know they are able to graduate in time and enter the workforce.”Making it through California public universities in a timely fashion isn’t the only issue with the system. Brown said it has now become difficult for Californians to even get admitted into public universities within their home state.“Even the best students in California are having trouble getting into the UC schools and Cal-State schools because of in-state versus out of state tuition. It’s probably easier for a Texan to get into one of those schools because they want more money from the out-of-state students,” Brown said.With the ever-growing number of California students headed to TCU, the university has even sought to increase its presence out west by adding a second regional representative in the state.“It’s sort of a chicken and eggs scenario,” Einstein said. “We realized more and more students were visiting from there, so we decided we needed to a have a bigger presence out there. We now have a Southern California and Northern California based regional representative.”The influx of students from California can also bring implications much larger than the state’s representation among the student body.The university attempts to keep class sizes around 1,800 students. As Californians and other out-of-state students grow in numbers, it inevitably means a decrease in the number of Texans at the university.While Texas remains the leader by student population, the presence of in-state students has tumbled in the same time frame that California students have skyrocketed.According to data from the office of admission, Texans made up 72.9 percent of first-year students and 75.1 percent of the TCU student body in fall 2008. By fall 2013, Texans only composed an estimated 46 percent of first-year students and estimated 60 percent of the student body.Brown said the rapid decline of in-state students is a feat that very few admissions workers witness at any institution.“The in-state student decline that we saw happen here in five years would be very unlikely for an admissions officer to see in a span of forty years at any other institution,” Brown said.Some people such as Signoretto feel that the coincidental rise of Californians and decline of Texans has also shifted the culture of the university and surrounding community away from a traditional Texas feel.“It’s kind of odd. I left California to escape that culture and learn something new, and now it seems it’s being engulfed into the TCU culture,” Signoretto said. “People bring their clothing styles, music styles, and other tendencies with them. I see even more liberal views here since California is a more democratic state.”It’s not just Californians that perceive cultural effects on and around campus from their presence. Adam Powell, a senior from Leander, Texas, said he has sensed the California presence on campus since he was a first-year student in fall 2012.“I lived in Sherley Hall freshman year, and it seemed like nearly every person I talked to in the dorm was from California,” Powell said. “I talked to so many of them that went to all girls or all boys high schools, and that was something I had never heard of in Texas. Even seeing so many students skate-board around campus is something different.”While some Texans at the university may take issue with students from a single state dominating the out-of-state student population, Powell said he has a unique perspective among Texans regarding the situation.“I think it’s an awesome thing to see California’s influence grow,” Powell said.  “Being from the Austin area, I’m from a part of Texas that has a more similar feel to California than the rest of it, so it’s neat having a culture here that I can sort of relate to. It’s interesting though people from the Dallas-Fort Worth area take it a little bit differently than I might.”Powell said while California students at the university bring their tendencies to Fort Worth, he feels the cultures of each place coexist rather than blend together.“I’m a firm believer that diversity is always a good thing, but the California culture doesn’t mesh as clearly with Fort Worth’s culture. Billy Bob’s is not the kind of place that would be popular in California like it is here,” Powell said.Powell said what does stand out are the large numbers of students flocking to venues in Fort Worth that may otherwise have been less popular among native Texans.“Lots of students hang out at the coffee shop Brewed, which is very laid back and the kind of place you would find in California,” Powell said.” I think more students are spending time at places like Brewed where they feel a connection, opposed to a place such as Ol’ South Pancake House, and I think places like Brewed do hinge on a diverse population at TCU.”As the university strives for diversity, some may express fear that continuing to bring in so many Californians will hurt rather than help the cause. Einstein said the university is mindful of the numbers but does not see any concern at the moment.“We look at the numbers, and if we ever saw a trend where the number of Californians alone was approaching that of Texans at the university then we might approach things a little differently,” Einstein said. “Right now we’re looking for the people that match the character we want to see in TCU students and can influence the campus in a positive way, regardless where they are from.” Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting Twitter Dean Straka Twitter Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49last_img read more

Center for International Studies creates new study abroad option

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWomen’s basketball completes season sweep of KansasNext articleThe Skiff: February 28, 2019 Ben Auten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin New medical school will not reserve seats for TCU students Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Linkedin Twitter Ben Auten is a junior sports broadcasting major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan; he especially loves college basketball, baseball, and soccer. + posts Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ Facebook What we’re reading: Not resign worthy Twitter TCU students in Barcelona. Image courtesy of Connor Allen printThe Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Open Campus is allowing students the opportunity to make their own study abroad schedule.With this new option, TCU students can pick up to a three-part semester abroad from 12 locations: Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Monteverde, Costa Rica; Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rome, Italy; Santiago, Chile; and Yucatán, Mexico. The new “design your own semester abroad” option is available to students in addition to the numerous existing study abroad opportunities.Students can choose one, two or three locations for six, 12 or 18-week experiences, according to CIEE’s website. TCU-Approved Programs are select study abroad programs sponsored by CIEE, IES Abroad, and SIT Study Abroad. For more information, click here.There are summer programs that have recently closed, but the programs for summer 2020 will be revealed in the fall. The full-length semester abroad programs are offered in the spring and fall semesters, while the summer programs are available from May through August. The short-term programs generally last one to two weeks during the fall or spring semesters.These study abroad opportunities also help students stay on their desired graduation path.“Studying abroad for many students fits into degree plans and core requirements really well,” said Justine Grace, an academic advisor in the TCU Honors College.Students have to complete at least two semesters in residence at TCU before studying abroad, said Tami Zeiner, office services coordinator at the Center for International Studies.When studying abroad, students enroll in similar class loads like they would at TCU.“A student will earn 12-16 credit hours in a semester program abroad,” Zeiner said. “They must remain enrolled in classes full-time (minimum 12 hours) to continue participating in the program.”The new CIEE “design your own semester abroad” program intends to continue to encourage TCU students to study abroad.Even for students with tight schedules each semester, Grace said summer programs offer a great alternative option. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Ben Auten Welcome TCU Class of 2025 What we’re reading: Congress making moveslast_img read more

Internet censorship stepped up in Inner Mongolia

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders has learned that more websites in Inner Mongolia are being censored by the Chinese authorities, who are now using more insidious and less visible methods than just blocking a site. They are leaving certain personal blogs, forums and instant messaging services accessible but are making it impossible to post a message.As a result, websites such as Ulaaq Internet Bar seem at first sight to be operational but are in practice completely unusable. Programmes such as the Boljoo instant messaging service have been completely censored since 30 May while the Baidu search engine continues to censor Chinese word strings such as “demonstrations in Inner Mongolia.”Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the Chinese authorities to end all forms of censorship.————————————————————Internet is collateral victim of crackdown on Inner Mongolia protests31 May 2011Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s decision to rein in Internet service in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, which has been experiencing a growing wave of protests since 10 May.“Yet again, the Chinese authorities have not hesitated to obstruct Internet access in a bid to suppress unrest,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Like Tibet and Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia is a special target for censorship. Suspending or slowing Internet service violates freedom of expression and information. But far from restoring calm, blocking the flow of information just encourages the spread of rumours and falsehoods. It is counter-productive.”In the city of Tongliao, bloggers and Internet users have been summoned to the Public Security Bureau. Two Reuters journalists were harassed. Police pulled them out of their car and gave them express orders not to conduct interviews.In the regional capital of Hohhot, Internet cafés have closed because of bad Internet connections and mobile phone access to the Internet is completely blocked. Chat rooms, the instant messaging service QQ and other online social networks are also blocked. Content relating to the protests has been removed from micro-blogging platforms such as Weibo and Sina. Even very general key-words linked to the protests, such as Hohhot (呼和浩特) and Ujimqin (西乌旗), are now censored on the Chinese Internet.The current wave of protests in Inner Mongolia, which usually has little unrest, were sparked by the death of a herdsman, who was knocked down by a truck while opposing the frequent truck traffic across his pastures. Hundreds of people took to the streets to demand justice and an end to discrimination against the region’s ethnic Mongolian minority. Martial law has since been imposed in some areas and dozens of arrests have been made.Among the demands circulating online have been many calls for the release of journalists and cyber-dissidents who are in prison or missing. They include the Mongolian rights activist Hada and several of his close relatives, who are being held for refusing to abandon their cause. Hada should have been freed on completing a 15-year jail sentence on 10 December.The writer Govruud Huuchinhuu has been missing since 27 January, when she was discharged from a hospital in Tongliao. Until her hospitalization, she had been under house arrest since November for urging fellow Mongolians to get ready for Hada’s release. Reporters Without Borders is without any news of her and is worried about her state of health.Among the journalists who have been detained is Hu Jianlong, a reporter for the independent business magazine Caijing, who was arrested and interrogated for six hours. He had to call a senior Innner Mongolian official in order to be freed.Reporters Without Borders urges the Chinese authorities to restore Internet connections, unblock the censored websites and refrain from any harassment of bloggers who refer to the ongoing protests. The organization also calls for light to be shed on the cases of detained journalists and cyber-dissidents, and for them to be freed at once.Sensitive provinces that are prone to unrest receive special treatment from the Chinese authorities. The autonomous region of Xinjiang was cut off from the rest of the world following unrest in July 2009. Its Internet was completely disconnected for nearly 10 months, from August 2009 to May 2010, while netizens were given long jail sentences.Repression in Tibet has never really stopped since the March 2008 uprising. Dozens of Tibetans have been arrested for sending reports, photos or videos abroad and some have been given long jail terms.China is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” which Reporters Without Borders released on 12 March.Photo : Reuters ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Help by sharing this information News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img June 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Internet censorship stepped up in Inner Mongolia March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Follow the news on China to go further China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figureslast_img read more

A newspaper closed down and four journalists arrested due to the state of emergency

first_img June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom February 13, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A newspaper closed down and four journalists arrested due to the state of emergency Organisation In a letter addressed to the Minister for Information, Reginald Goodridge, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) protested against the arrest of several journalists and the closure of the private Analyst Newspaper publication. RSF asked the minister to go to the competent authorities in order to have the journalists who are being detained released immediately. “The state of emergency is an exceptional situation which should not, under any circumstances, be a pretext for the authorities to censor and muzzle the independent press. As far as we know, these journalists were simply doing their job”, Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of RSF, pointed out. “Depriving the Liberian population of independent news sources in the current climate is particularly dangerous, and is unlikely to help ease the situation”, the Secretary-General added. On February 13 2002, according to information obtained by RSF, the Monrovia police arrested at least four journalists from the Analyst Newspaper. The director of the publication, Stanley Sankor, and a reporter, James Llody, are among those detained. According to the chief of police, Paul Mulbah, they were arrested because of several articles that were “not out for peace” and “poisoned the minds of the people”. The officer quoted a few headlines published by the newspaper (“Liberians drowning in horrors”, “Emergency power pinches businesses”, “What rights and freedoms can the President suspend?”), and added that he would pursue “any journalist who tries to subvert the peace”. The four men are being held in a cell at the police station in Monrovia. The police has also closed down the premises of the Analyst Newspaper. to go further News RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists LiberiaAfrica Help by sharing this information RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out more The Head of State, Charles Taylor, declared the state of emergency on February 8 2002, after an attack by rebels on the town of Klay, around 40 km north of the capital. News LiberiaAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports RSF added the reminder that in 2001, seven journalists were arrested in Liberia for having criticized the government or high-ranking officials of the country. News November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Liberia Receive email alertslast_img read more