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  • WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

    first_imgWednesday 6 October 2010 8:58 pm KCS-content Share whatsapp whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESBUSINESS PLEADS FOR A STRATEGYBusiness leaders urged David Cameron to turn his pro-enterprise rhetoric into a detailed strategy that would deliver better infrastructure and remove obstacles to growth. David Frost, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce said corporate Britain was strongly behind the government’s effort to shrink the budget deficit but nervous about the impact that cuts could have. BUY-OUT GROUPS EYE BT’S TECH MAHINDRA STAKEPrivate equity groups are in talks with BT about buying the UK telecoms group’s 31 per cent stake in Tech Mahindra, one of India’s largest software services providers, in a deal worth up to $800m (£506m). Apax Partners, Providence Equity and Goldman Sachs Private Equity are among the buy-out groups in talks with BT about buying the stake in Tech Mahindra. HEDGE FUNDS REPORT BIGGEST GAINS OF YEARRising markets through September and a revived appetite for risk have propelled some of the world’s most prominent hedge funds to post their biggest monthly gains this year. Big-name hedge fund managers such as Renaissance Technologies, Paulson & Co and Lansdowne Partners have all reported large gains to investors in the past few days.SKYPE AND TWITTER NAME NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVESTwitter and Skype, two of the fastest-growing private internet companies, have appointed new chief executives. Skype has hired Tony Bates, formerly a rising star at Cisco Systems, as its new chief executive. Meanwhile, Dick Costolo who joined Twitter last year as chief operating officer was named chief executive on Monday.THE TIMESSFO SWOOPS IN BANKNOTE BRIBERY INQUIRYThe British offices of a banknote manufacturer half-owned by Australia’s central bank were raided by police yesterday as part of an international investigation into suspected bribery. Over 100 police from the Serious Fraud Office carried out searches at nine properties connected to Securency International, a joint venture between the Reserve Bank of Australia and Innovia Films, a British chemicals manufacturer.SABMILLER LOOKS TO ROLL OUT £6BN BARREL IN AFRICASABMiller is in talks to swallow one of Africa’s biggest brewers in a deal worth more than £6 billion.The Times understands that the owner of Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzurro is running the rule over the African beer operations of Groupe Castel.The Daily TelegraphIOD URGES BANK OF ENGLAND TO INJECT EXTRA £50BN INTO UK ECOThe “time has now come” for the Bank of England to pump more money into the UK economy, according to the Institute of Directors. The organisation wants a further £50bn in quantitative easing (QE), on top of the £200bn already injected into the economy to boost the money supply. Despite better than expected services sector data yesterday, industry surveys have been pointing to a slowdown in the UK recovery.SAINSBURY’S SALES RISE DESPITE ‘DIFFICULT CONDITIONS’Sainsbury’s sales rose 2.9pc in the second quarter, helped by online sales and demand for premium and non-food products, the group said in a trading update Sales rose slightly in the second quarter, but it warned that the outlook remained challenging.WALL STREET JOURNALCURRENCY CONCERNS PUSH GOLD HIGHERGold hit yet another record on its spurt higher on broad concerns that aggressive monetary easing is destabilizing currency markets. The most actively traded gold contract for December delivery finished $7.40 higher at $1,347.70 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold hit a high of $1,351 during the day.GERMAN MANUFACTURING ORDERS JUMPGerman manufacturing orders rose in August, sharply exceeding expectations, due to strong demand from euro-zone countries, the Economics Ministry said Wednesday. The rise marks a rebound from the previous month’s decline and signals rising industrial production for the coming months. 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  • I’d follow Warren Buffett to make a million from the stock market rebound

    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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: The Motley Fool Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Harvey Jones Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 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. I’d follow Warren Buffett to make a million from the stock market rebound Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The world’s greatest investor, Warren Buffett, knows how to take advantage of moments like these. When share prices are down, you have a great opportunity to accelerate your plans to build a £1 million portfolio, by investing ahead of the stock market rebound. Buffett can help you do it.Despite the recent recovery, the FTSE 100 is still down 20% since its pre-coronavirus highs, so the buying opportunity has not yet passed. To help you choose, who better to take advice from than Warren Buffett? His words of wisdom can help you take advantage.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…Perhaps the most important thing he tells us is that we have absolutely no idea where share prices are likely to go next. That means we do not know if the stock market rebound is likely to continue, or whether we will see another crash. Please don’t waste too much time fretting about it. Instead, listen to Warren Buffett.1. Warren Buffett says: “Don’t watch the market closely.”It’s been hard to turn your eyes away from this market, as it collapsed in March, then rebounded in April. Volatility is always fascinating. Be careful with it, though. If you nervously jab the buy and sell button every time the market moves, you will make poor decisions.Where the stock market goes today tells us little about where it will go next. It could fly off anywhere, depending on the news flow. The stock market rebound could accelerate, or it could crash. Short-term movements do not matter, the long term does.You should only buy shares today if you plan to hold them for the long term, by which I mean many years, until Covid-19 is merely a bad memory. If you sit anxiously watching every market movement, you will make rash decisions, as Warren Buffett warns.2. “The light can at any time go from green to red without pausing at yellow.”Don’t we just know it. On 23 March, the FTSE 100 fell below 5,000, people were waiting for it to fall to 4,500, 4,000… except it didn’t. The US Federal Reserve weighed in with stimulus, and investors bought the stock market rebound.As Warren Buffett went on to say, nobody can tell you when the lights will change. I would add that you cannot sit around waiting for them either. You could be hanging around a long time. Buy shares when you have money to hand, pick your stocks carefully, then wait. At some point, the lights will turn green. Then off you go.3. “The rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”We all saw share prices fall in March. We then witnessed the stock market rebound in April. The future is not ours to see, not even if your name is Warren Buffett. History shows us that in the long term, stock markets beat almost every other asset class. If you buy when FTSE 100 stocks are cheap, you are giving yourself a head start. Whenever the stock market rebound finally comes. 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. 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  • Dan Cole’s Top 5 tightheads

    first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Likely England tighthead for the World Cup, Dan Cole took time out to tell us the toughest tightheads he played against They’ll be the first to tell you, but the tighthead is one of the most important positions on the pitch. The anchor of the pack and a crucial cog at the set-piece, they’re now expected to hit rucks, dominate the contact area and make turnovers.We spoke to one of the world’s best tightheads in 50-cap England No 3 Dan Cole about five of the toughest opponents he’s faced…Carl Hayman New Zealand, 45 caps“When I started propping at 18, Carl Hayman was the man. Technically he’s spot-on. At 6ft 4in, he’s tall for a prop but he knows how to use his size, he stays straight, scrummages legally and has a huge work rate around the field. When he came to Newcastle, he was a revelation, I think he was playing 10 in some games. What I mean by that is he was happy to stand at first receiver, which was unheard of for a tighthead. He was the pioneer of an all-round game for tightheads. A thoroughly modern prop.”Giant among men: Carl Hayman is revered as a tighthead in the gameNicolas Mas, France, 78 caps“Unlike Carl Hayman, Nicolas Mas is a lot shorter, under 6ft and much lighter, more like 110 kilos but physically he was very, very strong. He would get in awkward positions under the hooker, and I can tell you they were difficult positions to get into. It takes a lot of grit to do what he has done for such a long time and I’ve seen him destroy a fair few scrums in his time. Mas is proper old school, the angles he props at. He’s a typical French prop forward in a way – they love their scrummaging.”Old-school: Nicolas Mas has been the bedrock of the French scrum for a decadeJulian White, England, 51 caps On the hoof: 50-cap tighthead Dan Cole is heading for the World Cup center_img “Julian White was a hard man. Coming through the academy at Leicester as a kid, there was Castro, but Whitey was the one we all looked up to. He’d talk to us about what was most important as a tighthead. First and foremost it was the scrummage. He was the standardbearer for that. Being around him, you saw the attitude he would bring. He set that bar for us at the Tigers. Whitey saw the scrum as confrontational place, a platform where he could influence the game. He wanted to dominate the opposition and had a real pride in his scrummaging. He showed me you could win a game up front.”Enforcer: Julian White saw the scrum as a place for confrontationOwen Franks, New Zealand, 68 caps“Another All Black and while Owen Franks wasn’t in Hayman’s league as a scrummager, although technically he is still very solid. He’s given the All Blacks set-piece stability/solidity over many years. As a player, he’s comfortable with the ball-in-hand, he’ll throw a miss pass if he want to, and he gets through his work in the loose. A genuine all-court tighthead.”Modern prop: Owen Franks is solid at the set-piece and dynamic in the loosePieter de Villiers, France, 69 caps “I watched Pieter de Villiers from afar, playing for Stade Francais and France for many years. I think he grew up in South Africa but played for France he was in a really powerful front-row that dominated. If you looked closely, he would set up in a funny angle and looked really awkward to prop against. I remember him going over to South Africa with France and destroying the Springbok scrum over there, which doesn’t happen often. He was a formidable unit.”Destroyer: Pieter de Villiers was a very technical, powerful No 3Dan Cole was appearing alongside his England team mates at the launch of the innovative England Rugby World Cup shirt #CommittedtoEngland. Visit Canterbury.comlast_img read more

  • Rapidísimas

    first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Rapidísimas Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Feb 3, 2014 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Durante la reciente cumbre presidencial en La Habana ningún presidente se reunió con líderes de grupos opositores, excepto Sebastián Piñera, presidente de Chile, que se reunió con Berta Soler, líder de las Damas de Blanco. Todos los demás prefirieron el silencio. Un ex preso político resumió en pocas palabras el sentimiento general: “La historia los juzgará”.Dilma Rousseff, presidenta de Brasil, ha sido criticada por su reciente viaje a Cuba al frente de una nutrida delegación de sus seguidores. Los críticos dicen que con las necesidades sociales en los barrios marginales y las favelas no hay lugar para ese tipo de “festín diplomático”. Las principales protestas se han centrado en Sao Paulo donde más de 30 autobuses fueron incendiados. Los críticos también han mencionado los monumentales edificios deportivos que se están fabricando en Brasilia y otros lugares.En momentos en que los presidentes de América Latina y el Caribe comparten la buena mesa y la brisa tropical en La Habana, grupos opositores han sido arrestados en Cuba con el fin de que no estuvieran a la vista de los visitantes extranjeros. En la ciudad oriental de Holguín se ha visto cómo la policía maltrataba a grupos disidentes como un pastor bautista en Santa Clara y las Damas de Blanco. En Miami se informó que un grupo formado por miembros de la Seguridad del Estado arrestó a limosneros en el centro de la ciudad para no ser vistos por los gobernantes latinoamericanos.Según observadores de la escena política, social y económica de Venezuela, la situación general del país es muy seria sobre todo en términos de la economía y la violencia callejera que el año pasado produjo unos 35,000 muertos. Las otras cosas que afectan la vida nacional son el desabastecimiento de alimentos básicos y el desempleo. La reciente devaluación del bolívar, la moneda nacional, ha traído problemas inesperados aún para los más expertos. Nadie quiere pronosticar el futuro porque el proceso de inflación es constante y cambiante.La Agrupación Política Nacional Encuentro Social, vinculada a las iglesias evangélicas de México, ha logrado un gran paso de avance al ser aceptada como partido político por el Instituto Federal Electoral. En una nota a la prensa se informa que hasta el momento la agrupación ha reunido los requisitos establecidos para obtener ese estatus.En El Salvador se ha conmemorado el 22 aniversario de la firma de los Acuerdos de Paz que pusieron fin a la guerra civil (1980-1992) que trajo millares de muertos y el desplazamiento de miles de ciudadanos a otros países. El armisticio fue firmado en México entre representantes del gobierno y la guerrilla llamada Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional, hoy convertido en partido político. Aunque el gobierno dijo en las celebraciones de los acuerdos que estos han ayudado a la “consolidación democrática” del país, otros piensan que el país está en peligro de una estampida social debido a la violencia pandillera producto de la guerra civil.La organización inter-religiosa Pastores por la Paz conocida por llevar medicinas y alimentos a Cuba y luchar contra “el bloqueo” de Estados Unidos a Cuba, está librando una batalla contra el IRS (Servicio de Rentas Internas de Estados Unidos) por negarse a concederles llevar materiales y medicinas a Cuba, libre de impuestos. “Hace dos años que estamos luchando por esto sin resultados positivos”, dijeron miembros de Pastores.En Roma se informó que entre 2008 y 2012 “por lo menos 11,805 personas han recibido dispensas” para abandonar la vida religiosa. Con respecto al clero las cifras llegan a 2,361 para sacerdotes y 130 para diáconos. “No cabe dudas de que estamos viviendo una crisis vocacional”, dijeron miembros del grupo.En una cárcel de Nashville, Tenesí, una monja de 83 años espera sentencia por entrar a una planta nuclear en Oak Ridge, cerca de Nashville, sin permiso y “con intenciones de cometer un sabotaje”, según la policía. La monja, Megan Rice, puede recibir una condena de 6 a 9 años de prisión. Las monjas dijeron que las bombas nucleares son “inmorales e ilegales”.En Buenos Aires y otras ciudades argentinas se han experimentado actos de vandalismo contra iglesias. Aunque la Iglesia Metodista ha sido la más afectada, otras en el interior del país también han sido afectadas aunque en menor cuantía.VERDAD. Las palabras de los versos sencillos de José Martí, héroe de la independencia de Cuba, han vuelto a la actualidad debido a la situación política que vive la isla. En un gran cartel durante una manifestación pacífica se podía leer: “Yo quiero cuando me muera, sin patria pero sin amo, tener en mi tumba un ramo, de flores y una bandera”. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

  • Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 – Round 10

    first_imgFriday May 4, 2012 Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 – Round 10 Another brilliant serving of Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club, dishing up the best hits, tries, funnies, and more from the last round of Super Rugby. Thanks to chief chef Sean Maloney at Fox Sports for the great work on this one. It’s a ripper!ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • New list of funders of fundraising consultancy

    first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wootton George Consulting has published a very useful list of funders who will consider helping charities by paying for fundraising and other consultancy work.Stafford-based fundraising consultancy Wootton George Consulting has published the list of funders and suggested avenues for funding on their new Web site. The list is likely to be of particular interest to smaller or newer charities. Director Simon George explained: “in our experience, smaller charities often have the greatest need for external advice and support, yet they are frequently disadvantaged when it comes to accessing the help they need. This is frustrating for all concerned as, very often, a little bit of help can make a great difference to a small organisation. Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New list of funders of fundraising consultancy 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. “We have put this list together in response to the many requests we get from smaller charities for advice in winning external funding to pay for our support. Over the years, about 15% of our work has been funded externally, so it is a very practical resource, which we are happy to make available via our website to groups needing fundraising consultancy.Funders on the list range from charitable trusts, to lottery and statutory funding bodies. The latest addition is Business Link, which in many parts of the UK will pay for 50% of external assignments, provided the charity in question is also a limited company and that the consultant is listed on the National Business Link Register of Consultants.Wootton George Consulting themelves are currently conducting assignments on behalf of two charities, part-funded by Business Link, as Simon George is on the National Register.last_img read more

  • Ramblers rebrand with new logo and visual identity

    first_imgThe Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity, has changed its logo and visual identity to reflect the changing breadth and variety of its activities and membership.A rise in membership from the under-40s, and a greater range of urban and specially themed walks such as love hikes and film strolls, convinced the charity that its 20-year-old logo of rolling green hills no longer effectively described the organisation.One of the charity’s main focuses is on getting more people in towns and cities to build walking into their everyday lives. Its ‘Get Walking Keep Walking’ inner city walks project will help 90,000 people.Following a year of consultations and research, the logo has been replaced by a new image and visual identity created by branding agency Spencer du Bois.Floella Benjamin OBE DL, the Ramblers President, said: “The Ramblers is Britain’s walking charity and welcomes all, both young and old, so this fresh, vibrant and – accessible new branding reflects this. It sends out a very clear message that everyone is a walker and can enjoy walking no matter who they are, what their ability is, or where they walk be it town or country”.www.ramblers.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Marketing Membership Ramblers rebrand with new logo and visual identity Howard Lake | 2 March 2009 | 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.last_img read more

  • Fundraising Regulator informs charities of its upcoming levy

    first_img Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator regulation  66 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Fundraising Regulator informs charities of its upcoming levy Majority support from the largest charitiesChair of the Fundraising Regulator, Lord Grade, argued the need for fundraising charities to support the new system of self-regulation. He said:“46 of the 50 largest fundraising charities have demonstrated their commitment to addressing poor fundraising practices across the sector by supporting our set-up costs. We are now fully up and running and charities spending more than £100,000 per year on fundraising must now pay the levy, in line with a key recommendation of the Etherington Review. Our regulatory role and the restoration of public confidence will only be successful if the sector is ready to fund its self-regulation, working with us constructively to deliver the necessary changes.” The first of 2,100 charities in England and Wales will this week receive a letter from the Fundraising Regulator letting them know that they will be expected to pay its levy.The letters are being sent in six phases from now until early November to those charities that fall within the scope of the new regulator’s levy arrangements. The 62 charities with the largest fundraising expenditure will receive the letters first.These letters will then be followed by an invoice asking for payment within 30 days.Funding the regulatorThe fees will be used to fund the self-regulatory body, which began operations on 7 July 2016, taking over from the Fundraising Standards Board.Which charities need to pay the levy?The levy applies to those charities that have spent more than £100,000 a year on fundraising. The figures are then from charities’ annual returns to the Charity Commission for the year ending 31 December 2014. Advertisement Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, claimed that charities “have shown their support for the new system of self-regulation and their commitment to driving up standards in fundraising”.He added:“It is an important signal that charities themselves will fund the new fundraising regulator that has more powers and is responsible for upholding tighter standards. I hope that charities will support this work and continue to demonstrate their willingness to play their part in addressing these important issues.”center_img Howard Lake | 5 October 2016 | News  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

  • £500k funding pot to help London charities enter social investment market

    first_img  75 total views,  1 views today £500k funding pot to help London charities enter social investment market The Stepping Stones Fund is making £500,000 available for charities that are looking to break into the London social investment market.The programme aims to help charities overcome the barriers to seeking social investment, and is open to charities in Greater London. The deadline for applications is 10th May. The Stepping Stones Fund was launched in 2015 by the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, City Bridge Trust, and UBS. City Bridge Trust has already awarded over £2,185,000 to 49 organisations across 20 London boroughs through the fund.The scheme offers organisations funding, advice and learning opportunities to help develop their ideas, bring in new technical assistance and get products ready for market. Beneficiaries range from charities supporting disadvantaged children and young people, to community projects looking to strengthen local employment skills and education.Recent grantee, The Bike Project (pictured), received £40,000 last November. It is using the funding to employ bike mechanics to help it refurbish more bicycles to donate to refugees so they can become better integrated and involved in the community.Jem Stein, director of The Bike Project, said:“The Stepping Stones grant has been instrumental in testing our business model on a larger scale which has transformed our ability to attract investment. This has already been successful and we are currently discussing our options with potential investors.”Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, said:“We have already been able to award a large amount of funding to a wide range of organisations through the fund. We understand it takes hard work to develop a new market and the simple provision of capital is rarely enough to encourage the quality and diversity of product to emerge. We look forward to receiving applications from organisations looking to step into the social investment market.”  76 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 4 April 2017 | News Tagged with: Funding London social finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Radio station’s closure highlights need to replace radio broadcast law

    first_img July 6, 2020 Find out more Freeway FM, a radio station that had been broadcasting from Buenos Aires province for more than 10 years, was closed by the authorities on 23 June under a broadcasting law that was adopted under military rule in 1980 and has never been repealed. Reporters Without Borders condemns this act of censorship and supports a proposal for the law’s replacement. Reporters Without Borders hopes that the forcible closure of Freeway FM, a Buenos Aires province radio station operated by rock music enthusiasts, will stimulate a thorough debate and hasten repeal of a broadcasting law that was adopted under military rule in 1980. The current federal government has promised to replace the law, which was slightly amended during the presidencies of Raúl Alfonsín (1983-1989) and Carlos Menem (1989-1999).“This rock music station was able to broadcast for more than 10 years without the least problem,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The censorship to which it has been subjected strikes us as abrupt and belated, if it is true that it was operating illegally. We also think it is questionable that another station’s complaint is the reason being given for its closure.”Reporters Without Borders added : “The court order closing the station is based on rules dating from another era, when free expression was heavily regulated if not non-existent. Both the letter and the spirit of Law 22.285 of 15 September 1980 are incompatible with the principle of media diversity. It is hard to understand why this happened to Freeway FM at a time when the country is debating the law’s repeal and replacement.”Three representatives from the National Communications Commission (CNC), accompanied by three federal police officers, went to Freeway FM studios in San Martín, near the capital, at 10 a.m. on 23 June with a seizure order from San Martín criminal court judge Martina Isabel Forns and confiscated all of its broadcast equipment. The judge issued her order in response to a complaint by radio Disney, which claimed that the frequency used by Freeway FM was too close to its own. “We are surprised that this is happening to us at the very moment that the drafting of a new law to replace 22.285 is being discussed,” Freeway FM journalist Omar Moreti told Reporters Without Borders, adding that the station was supported by “all sectors – parliamentarians, journalists and unions.”Law 22.285, the legal basis for the confiscation order, was promulgated when Gen. Jorge Videla was military president. It imposes drastic condition on the creation of radio stations and intervenes in their programme content, requiring that they :“Contribute to the strengthening of national unity and reinforcement of faith and hope in the Argentine nation’s destiny” (article 14, subsection c). Article 5 required radio stations to “raise the population’s morale” and “preserve Christian morale,” but these clauses were taken out by a 1999 decree. Article 14, subsection e, still urges radio stations to “promote the responsible participation of all inhabitants, especially the Argentine man, in achieving national goals.”Article 18 says : “Information must be accurate, objective and timely. The content and formulation of news coverage must avoid causing a public shock or collective unrest.” It also says that : “News relating to sordid, colourful or repulsive events must be treated with restraint and sobriety, and must be strictly limited to the facts.” Article 21 bans “programmes or messages of a political partisan nature.”The requirements for creating a radio station include “having a moral quality and cultural aptitude, both demonstrated by a prior career path that can be objectively verified” (article 45, subsection c). The amendments to the law adopted since the return to democracy in 1983 mainly concern an article 45 provision banning any media group from owning a radio station and TV station at the same time, and two article 46 provisions limiting the number of people who can work for the same radio company to 20. RSF_en July 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station’s closure highlights need to replace radio broadcast law November 19, 2020 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts ArgentinaAmericas Help by sharing this information to go further News ArgentinaAmericas Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News News Organisation Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Follow the news on Argentina December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more