A Few Stops off the Beaten Path for Travelers in London

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London
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An experienced investment professional, Amin Andy Lakha is CEO and principal of Lakha Investments in Washington State. A recreational traveler, Amin Andy Lakha has spent significant time in a number of different cities across the world. One of his favorite destinations remains London. Visitors in London can spend days taking in famous monuments and museums, but individuals should dedicate some time to getting off the beaten path and experiencing the true culture of the city.

For example, Unseen Tours is a project launched by a London charity that helps homeless populations. The program hires individuals who are homeless to provide tours of the hidden sides of the city. Many different tours are available, including one that explores street art throughout London.

Another unique experience is Trinity Buoy Wharf, which is very close to the O2 Arena. This container city has become an artist haven and houses the smallest museum in London. Individuals can also see the one and only lighthouse in the city at the wharf.

Visitors may want to make time for the Guildhall Art Gallery, which is free. In addition to housing the City of London’s art collection, dating from the 1600s to present, the gallery sits atop a Roman amphitheater that was discovered under the gallery in 1998. Today, the remains of the amphitheater have become an interesting and protected monument.

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Educational Efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network

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Aga Khan Development Network
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Amin Andy Lakha is a proficient real estate executive who serves as the CEO of Lakha Investments and the President of Premier Center Management, two real estate management firms in Bellevue, Washington. Outside of his professional work, Amin Andy Lakha is a supporter of the Aga Khan Development Network.

A nondenominational organization, the Aga Khan Development Network is a group of connected agencies that works to improve living conditions in communities around the world. The network has efforts in many sectors, including the environment, health, architecture, culture, rural and urban development, disaster relief, and education.

Educational initiatives at the Aga Khan Development Network include the Early Childhood Development Programme, which was founded to help young children prepare for the transition to primary school. Literacy programs and agricultural education and training are also core components of the network’s broad educational improvement efforts. In addition, the Aga Khan Academy, which was founded in 2009, operates as a professional development center and an English language learning center. For additional information on these programs, visit www.akdn.org.

Imler and Bold to Retire from Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet

 

Amin Andy Lakha has spent more than 20 years as the chief executive officer and director of real estate at Lakha Investments in Bellevue, Washington. Apart from his work life, Amin Andy Lakha supports the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

In December of 2016, the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) announced that performers Carrie Imler and Batkhurel Bold will retire following the conclusion of the 2016/2017 performance season.

A Carlisle, Pennsylvania, native, Imler began her PNB career in 1995. She moved up to the corps de ballet in 1996, became a soloist in 2000, and was promoted to principal in 2002. Imler received her training through Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

Bold is a native of Ulan Bator, Mongolia, who received his training through the Perm Choreographic Academy in Russia. Joining the PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 1996, he went on to become soloist in 1999 and was eventually promoted to principal in 2004.

The PNB Season Encore Performance in June will be especially dedicated to the two dancers and their remarkable careers. Tickets for that event will be available beginning in March of 2017.