4 Sep

BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img KCS-content RESOLUTIONJP Morgan has started coverage of the insurance group with an “underweight” rating and a target price of 254p. The broker believes the firm’s main strength is its excess capital that allows it to make purchases without equity financing, but adds that a share buyback would be more productive. It sees the earnings potential of the combined AXA / Friends Provident among the least attractive in the sector.LLOYDS BANKING GROUPSeymour Pierce rates the bank a “hold” with a target price of 72p. The broker believes there could be a trading bounce in the bank’s shares following the Irish bailout, given the 10 per cent drop in price in the last month due to the bank’s exposure to impaired loans linked to the country. However, it warns that the size of the bailout relative to the size of Ireland’s economy might be storing up trouble.PUNCH TAVERNSShore Capital rates the leisure firm a “buy” with a target price of 60p. The broker outlines three options for the firm’s pubs held through securities vehicles, and believes the company is most likely to renegotiate the terms of the vehicles or attempt a capital injection such as a debt for equity swap. It adds that if the firm suggests it will not provide further cash support to the vehicles the share price is likely to rise. BEST OF THE BROKERS Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Monday 29 November 2010 7:41 pm Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Show Comments ▼last_img read more

12 Jul

Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgUniversal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUniversal Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of non-life insurance for the individual, commercial and institutional sectors. The company also offers banking products and services as well as risk management services. General insurance products cover motor, property, marine, accidents, engineering and contractors, bond, HCPI, oil and gas, guarantees and indemnities and occupier’s liability insurance. Commercial and institutional products cover all risks associated with the hospitality, construction, logistics, capital markets and real estate sectors as well as financial coverage for accidents, theft, vandalism and motor vehicle collisions. Universal Insurance Company Plc receives reinsurance support from Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. Established in 1961 and formerly known as the Universal Insurance Company Limited (UNISURE), the company changed its name to Universal Insurance Company following its amalgamation with United Trust Assurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and African Safety Insurance Company Limited. Universal Insurance Plc has operations across the country in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Universal Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 Jul

Amigo Holdings: should I buy this penny stock?

first_img One UK penny stock that’s had a great run recently is Amigo Holdings (LSE: AMGO), a guarantor loan company. Over the last three months, its share price has risen from around 8.5p to 24p – a gain of around 180%. Over one year however, the stock is only up around 5%.Should I buy this penny stock for my portfolio? Let’s take a look at what’s driving Amigo’s share price higher.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…Why Amigo’s share price roseIn my last article on Amigo Holdings, published on 9 March, I mentioned that one of the key risks surrounding the company was complaints from customers. Between October and December last year, the Financial Ombudsman Service received more than 10,000 complaints about the firm, up from just over 300 in the same period a year before.Late last year, Amigo decided that the best way to address this problem was through a ‘Scheme of Arrangement.’ This is a court-approved agreement between a company and its shareholders or creditors. This would cap its potential compensation payments in relation to the complaints and allow Amigo to restructure itself.For a few months, things were going to plan for Amigo. In late March, for example, the UK’s main financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), stated that it had completed its assessment of the terms of the Scheme of Arrangement and said that it was not proposing to take any additional regulatory action that might stop the scheme. This saw the AMGO share price move higher.However, last week, Amigo advised that it had received a letter from the FCA stating that the regulator felt the scheme was unfair and that it planned to oppose it at a final court hearing (which takes place tomorrow). This was obviously bad news for Amigo. If its Scheme of Arrangement fails, the company is likely to go bust, according to CEO Gary Jennison. On the back of this news, Amigo’s share price fell over 20%.It’s fair to say that this recent development adds risk to the investment case. However, it’s hard to know if the FCA is serious about stopping the move. If the regulator was to stop it, and Amigo went bust, it would not be a good result for claimants. We are likely to have more clarity on the situation tomorrow after the court hearing. If the scheme is approved, there will be less uncertainty. My view on Amigo HoldingsLooking at what’s going on at Amigo right now, I see the penny stock as quite risky. Given the binary nature of the court hearing, the stock is very speculative in nature.There are also a few other issues that concern me in relation to Amigo Holdings. One is the company’s balance sheet. At 31 December 2020, Amigo had net borrowings of around £180m. By contrast, shareholders’ equity was just £81m. This debt means the company is quite vulnerable.Another concern is growth forecasts. For the year ending 31 March 2022, analysts expect Amigo’s revenue to fall about 45% to £102m. That’s concerning. Of course, there are some positives. Recently, the company appointed a new management team. Some directors even bought Amigo shares. All things considered though, I see Amigo as too risky for my portfolio. I think there are better penny stocks and growth stocks I could buy today. 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Amigo Holdings: should I buy this penny stock?center_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 | More on: AMGO 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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18 Jun

Clermont outscore Leinster to set up mouth watering return game

first_imgThursday Dec 16, 2010 Clermont outscore Leinster to set up mouth watering return game Leinster were beaten 20-13 by Clermont Auvergne on the weekend but managed to salvage a losing bonus point ahead of their return Heineken Cup meeting in Dublin. The Irish side remain top of Pool two.Wing Shane Horgan scored early on for the visitors before Julien Malzieu crossed for a try that was converted by Morgan Parra. Penalties followed, with the halftime scored locked t 10-10 after a tense first forty.A second Clermont try was scored by Anthony Floch. Jonathan Sexton and Parra then exchanged penalties, but Leinster couldnt get close enough to take the win. Coach Joe Schmidt has said that his side were absolutely gutted at the result, but they did okay.“I’m proud of them. Sometimes you don’t get what you set out to try to achieve and it is frustrating but you can keep your head up when you try to your maximum. They deserved it.“We feel we didn’t quite get the rub of the green – a few things didn’t quite go our way.“We do, at the same time, take our hats off to Clermont. You know once they get momentum – and they got two very good tries – that they will be hard to stop.”The two sides meet again this coming weekend at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. ————Elsewhere, Paul OConnellhas been handed a four week suspensionafter he lashed out at Jonathan Thomas in Munsters game against Ospreys this past weekend.They have the right to appeal, but team manager Shaun Payne has said they will wait for the written statement before assessing the situation further. Time: 05:50ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Clermont outscore Leinster to set up mouth watering return game | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

17 Jun

House of the Tree / Kokaistudios

first_img China Projects Photographs 2011 Save this picture!© Charlie Xia+ 17 Share “COPY” House of the Tree / Kokaistudios Area:  616 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Shenzhen, China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204087/house-of-the-tree-kokaistudios Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Kokaistudios Area Area of this architecture project Houses Year:  Photographs:  Charlie XiaText description provided by the architects. House of the Tree, located at the 48th and 49th floor of a high-end residential tower in Shenzhen, China, is a penthouse designed by Kokaistudios with the concept of “living between the city and the nature” offers a modern lifestyle with luxury and relaxation.Save this picture!© Charlie XiaRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™The elegant and exceptional entrance, punctuated by a tree incredibly planted at the 48th floor of a residential tower, allows a panorama view that enhances the relationship between the interior and exterior, and provides an opportunity to bring in a large quantity of daylight indoor. It is the result of a large-scale of architectural modification applied to the original layout of the penthouse, a join unit of two regular apartments and a typical situation in high-rise residential towers in current China market, does not allow any perception of two floor apartments. Save this picture!© Charlie XiaBy enclosing a small portion of outdoor terrace into a glass pavilion in the center of the penthouse, Kokaistudios create the new core of the apartment in an impressive double height atrium with the opportunity to bath by the natural light. Save this picture!© Charlie XiaThis new core space, with walls removed from original layout, increasing the kitchen and the dining area conceived as dynamic spaces. Surrounded by the amazing outdoor swimming pool, it is able to be divided by semi transparent glass partition to satisfy various scenarios. Save this picture!© Charlie XiaA transitional space distributes the functions between first and second floor and at the same time to prelude the entrance to the living room and to the guest bedroom located on the first floor to guarantee privacy from the family area located on the second level. Save this picture!plan 01The staircase has been designed with a great sculptural attitude with a deep study of details making it a prominent symbol of the space. The multi-function living room originally divided by a partition that does not allow for a connection between the north and the south view has been reconfigured by locating a fireplace in the middle of the space to create a dynamic layout for social flexibility. Save this picture!© Charlie XiaThe concept of fluid and dynamic spaces the mainstream of the entire project and has been applied in the second level in both master bedroom and study room separating a mood of tranquility and activities yet allowing continues journey between the spaces. Thanks to the great opportunity created by the architectural approach to the design, a bridge connects the staircase to the family room, which is designed for relaxation and meditation, on the second level allowing the view of the entire apartment and the amazing perception of the double height space of the core of the penthouse. Save this picture!© Charlie XiaParticular attention is given to the selection of materials, Kokaistudios choice being driven both by the desire to choose environmentally friendly materials and finishing techniques, as well as by the desire for a strong architectural aesthetic and feeling for the project. Save this picture!© Charlie XiaThe penthouse personality is defined by the core materials and workmanship rather than by the finishing decorations. The texture and surface characteristics of the materials stimulate all the senses of the guests; oak timber floors from north east China treated with natural oils are combined with white cream Spanish stones finished with ancient hand hammered techniques and the walls are finished with luxurious Venetian “marmorino” plasters which are hard and glossy as is marble but able to transmit soft and warm mood by distributing the light as no other material is able to. Kokaistudios have a deep study of the lighting possibilities that maximize the use of natural sunlight and create a flexible lighting system that transforms the space and the mood according the social or private functions. Save this picture!sectionWith its unique location at the boundary of the fast growing Central Business District in Shenzhen on the north and nature landscape of Hong Kong on the south, the result is a stunning penthouse occupying a privileged point of living between the nature and the city.The end product stands as an example of Kokaistudios vision of luxury living with timeless-chic taste; defined by a connection to nature, a connection to fine materials and craftsmanship, while meeting the demands of a modern way of living.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlayhouse / Anna & Eugeni BachArticles’Almost Home’ Competition WinnersArticles Share “COPY” House of the Tree / KokaistudiosSave this projectSaveHouse of the Tree / Kokaistudios ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204087/house-of-the-tree-kokaistudios Clipboard CopyAbout this officeKokaistudiosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShenzhenHousesChinaPublished on February 02, 2012Cite: “House of the Tree / Kokaistudios” 02 Feb 2012. 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Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

17 Jun

APS / ARP – Architecture Research Practice

first_imgArchDaily Area:  370 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project APS / ARP – Architecture Research Practice CopyHouses•Antiparos , Greece Save this picture!© Ed Reeve+ 33Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Architects: ARP – Architecture Research Practice Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907132/aps-arp-architecture-research-practice Clipboard Lead Architects: Argyro Pouliovali, Thalia Chrousos “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907132/aps-arp-architecture-research-practice Clipboard 2017 Houses Photographs:  Ed Reeve, Erieta Attali Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Bega, Arber Kollektion “COPY” APS / ARP – Architecture Research PracticeSave this projectSaveAPS / ARP – Architecture Research Practice Design:Eva Alberini, Marilena StavrakakiLandscaping:SkapeMep Design:Pg Kamarinos Consulting EngineersStructural Design:ErismaDevelopment & Construction:OliarosLights:Expo SAOpenings:Expa SATerrazzo Floors:Nikos PolitisDevelopment:OliarosConstruction:OliarosCity:AntiparosCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorSave this picture!© Ed ReeveText description provided by the architects. APS house is located at the south of Antiparos island, Cyclades, Greece, facing a protected archaeological island, Despotikon and its ancient Apollo sanctuary. The topography is steep, creating a natural protection from the north winds, while still catching the view to the sunset. During the ‘70s, a poor urban plan was juxtaposed on the area, thus transforming it in a rare case study of Cycladic post-rural suburbia.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveThe brief asked for a summer house with a studio space and as many bedrooms as possible aimed to function both as an artists’ residence and the owner’s summer house.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveSave this picture!Cross SectionsSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliFive square volumes organized in two levels alternating with covered terraces and courtyards comprise the house. The volumes of the enclosed spaces block the side views towards the neighboring lots, while they frame the view to Despotikon. Despite the small size of the lot (1000sqm), this chequered layout produces a variety of enclosed, covered and open spaces both in scale and spatial quality. Each space has its own air and light and the ability to expand in size towards the exterior. This porous layout provides multiple scenarios of use and a continuous play with the in and out.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Ed ReeveProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA Awards 2018 President’s Medals for World’s Best Student ProjectsArchitecture NewsSmart Center / Studio Paul KaloustianSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeARP – Architecture Research PracticeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParosAntiparos GreecePublished on December 05, 2018Cite: “APS / ARP – Architecture Research Practice” 05 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 Year:  Greecelast_img read more

16 Jun

Irish foundation offers grants for community groups

first_imgIrish foundation offers grants for community groups  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Katherine Howard Foundation is offering grants for parents and toddler groups and a range of other communty projects. Grants are mainly for projects related to young people, health care, older people, and disadvantaged sections of the community in both the North and South of Ireland. The Foundation operates two main grant schemes. The first provides grants that are normally in the range of euro 500 – euro 2,000 and are once-off. However, the trustees occasionally fund a project over a 3-year period. Small social research type projects are also considered under this scheme.A grants scheme for community playgroups and parent and toddler groups provides grants ranging from euro 200 – euro 1,500 and assists a large number of small groups annually.The deadline is 17th February. The telephone number is 01 4531861. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 13 February 2006 | 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

16 Jun

Bowel Cancer UK launches text-to-win competition

first_img Tagged with: Digital Events Bowel Cancer UK’s Sit Down on It website includes content aimed at encouraging companies to get involved with the day. For example, the charity is hoping companies will invite their staff to donate £1 to sit down at their desks on Friday 7 April, or hold a ‘Sit Down Safari’ where colleagues donate to sit down at each other’s desks.  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bowel Cancer UK has launched “Sit Down on It”, its major fundraising campaign of 2006, which offers ‘money-can’t-buy’ prizes in a SMS texting competition. The campaign as a whole, which includes nationwide fundraising events throughout April, aims to raise £2 million.Prizes on offer in the competition include it Down on the Jonathan Ross Show, Sit Down in the House of Lords, Sit Down with Chelsea FC’s Peter Kenyon, Sit Down at West Ham Utd, and Sit Down with Emmerdale.Every entry into the text competition will generate £1.50 for the charity. Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 March 2006 | Newscenter_img Bowel Cancer UK launches text-to-win competition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

16 Jun

Ben & Jerry’s say donate your spare Twitter characters to a good cause

first_imgI’m donating mine: I’m putting my unused Twitter characters to good use, to raise awareness for #FairTrade. #FairTweets http://t.co/Co0kknhFri May 06 22:36:45 via Tweet ButtonHoward Lakehowardlake AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 May 2011 | News Put your unused Twitter characters to good use, says Ben & Jerry’s.Their clever take on donating your spare change to a good cause is helping to spread the word about fair trade.“Every day, millions of Twitter characters go unused”, says their campaign website. “That’s not very fair. But now you can tweet as you normally would, and we’ll turn any leftover characters into a message about Fair Trade. Now that’s fair.”They’ve built a Twitter application to add a message and link about World Fair Trade Day (14 May) in the remaining character spaces of one’s tweets.Here’s my Tweet: 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.center_img Ben & Jerry’s say donate your spare Twitter characters to a good cause  43 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate Humour  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

15 Jun

Say her name! Ma’Khia Bryant!

first_imgOhio State University students protest police murder of Ma’Khia Bryant, demand university break ties with Columbus Police DepartmentPeople in Columbus have been in the streets nearly every day since the police murder of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant April 22. She was shot four times by Columbus Police Department Officer Nicholas Reardon, who is white, in the same hour when millions awaited the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in the lynching of George Floyd. Protests and vigils erupted in the neighborhood where Ma’Khia was shot and outside City Hall, police headquarters and the State House.This was the 64th fatal police shooting in the U.S. since Chauvin’s trial began March 29 and the fourth in Columbus since December 23, when CPD killed Black Lives Matter activist Andre Hill. Police in Ohio’s capital are among the most racist and trigger-happy in the country, having killed 44 people, including several children, since 2013 — more than Cleveland, Cincinnati or even Los Angeles. While African Americans are 29% of the population in Columbus, they are 55% of those victimized by CPD’s “use-of-force.” (Columbus Dispatch, April 22)The capitalist media has put a “blame the victim” spin on Ma’Khia’s killing based on police body cam footage showing her apparently lunging at two other young women with a knife. The message is that Officer Reardon was “legally justified,” because other lives were allegedly in jeopardy. These foregone conclusions were made with zero consideration as to what might have provoked Ma’Khia or if she was acting in self-defense.Ma’khia Bryant’s murder protested, ColumbusMany in the community are raising questions. Why did the cop fire four shots, not one, into Ma’Khia? Why didn’t he shoot to maim, not to kill? Why didn’t he use a Taser instead of a gun? Footage shows neighbors questioning police as to why they killed a child.Black Liberation Movement Central Ohio, in a call for an April 23 “Justice for our baby” rally, asserted: “Ma’Khia Bryant was a CHILD, a minor, a baby girl. She fought for her life against adult women who came to her home to assault her. Even though Ohio is now a Stand Your Ground state, and she was legally within her rights to defend herself without duty to retreat, law enforcement showed up and murdered her within seconds instead of trying to de-escalate the situation or break up the fight.” (Black Liberation Movement Central Ohio)Officer Reardon is on paid leave; as of yet, no discipline is being pursued, and no legal charges have been filed. Renewed calls to actionMa’Khia BryantSome activists are calling for a federal investigation into the use of deadly force by CPD. “It’s clear that after a decade of disproportionately killing Black and Brown people, that [Columbus] is not going to fix it,” said activist Jasmine Ayres (NPR, April 22)Others are looking beyond reforming the police and calling for abolition. As Ohio State University law school professor Sean Hill explains: “Both political parties have allotted funds to ‘professionalize’ the police since at least the 1940s, claiming that these allotments would solve racial bias. . . . Instead, voters and politicians, alike, should confront how often policing reforms have been pursued without success and should familiarize themselves with abolition as an urgent and needed solution.” (Columbus Dispatch, April 22)Not only in Columbus but around the state and the country, the murder of Ma’Khia has sparked a renewed determination to fight police violence. Black Lives Matter Cleveland issued a statement right after the news of her death and the Floyd verdict, saying, “Ma’Khia should still be alive, just like George and the thousands of other people murdered by police. There is no rest for the work we do while fighting for Black lives.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more