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BEST OF THE BROKERS

BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_imgSunday 5 December 2010 10:49 pm BURBERRYSeymour Pearce rates the luxury fashion retailer a “buy”. The broker believes the company has transformed its operations since the financial crisis and reinforced its image as a “must have” brand. It now looks set to outgrow its market peers with yearly profit growth expected to be 20 per cent in future.GREENE KINGNumis is upgrading its forecasts by an average of 2 per cent for Greene King. First half profit is up 17 per cent to £73.1m with all divisions posting positive trading and margin growth. With the dividend up 6.8 per cent to 6.3p, the target price rises from 500p to 525p. Numis believes there could be further upgrades in the next six months.STHREESThree’s recovery continues and Evolution Securities recommends a 500p price target. Gross profit is down 2 per cent to £167m. But with a robust performance and slightly lower consultant numbers during the fourth quarter, Evo expects to see a slight profit outperformance when the company reports for the full year. BEST OF THE BROKERS More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ARM Cement Limited (ARM.ke) 2011 Annual Report

ARM Cement Limited (ARM.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) Q12017 Interim Report

United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (UTIN.mu)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Why did the JD Sports share price lead the FTSE 100 on Monday?

Why did the JD Sports share price lead the FTSE 100 on Monday?

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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why did the JD Sports share price lead the FTSE 100 on Monday? 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 30th November, 2020 | More on: FRAS JD 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. Image source: Getty Images. I check the biggest risers and fallers in the FTSE 100 most mornings. And on Monday I wasn’t expecting what I saw. By early morning, JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD) was leading the way. At its highest point, the JD share price was up more than 8%. And at the time of writing, after the market closed, the gain stood at almost 6%.That’s more than twice the FTSE 100 company in second place, Spirax-Sarco, so what was happening?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…It’s all about the collapse of Arcadia, the owner of Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins. And Mike Ashley is getting in on the act. It seems Mr Ashley, the man behind Frasers Group (LSE: FRAS), formerly Sports Direct International, offered to stump up £50m as a loan to keep things running for now. And he also appears keen to get his wallet out for any top-brand administration disposals.Ex FTSE 100 companyFrasers Group was itself a FTSE 100 member when it was Sports Direct. But its share price is now down close to 50% since mid-2015. And it dropped out of the top index in 2016. So it all looks like a group of companies fighting over the remnants of our increasingly outdated and struggling high street giants.Anyway, the mooted loan appears to have fallen through quickly. And observers expect Arcadia to call in Deloitte as administrators within days. So what has this got to do with JD Sports?Seeking acquisitionsJD is still a buoyant FTSE 100 company. And it’s in a more powerful position than most to notch up bargain-priced acquisitions among the strugglers. It’s been pursuing a possible acquisition at Debenhams for some time, and a deal was rumoured to be about to emerge last week. But in recent days, investors appear to have gone off that idea, pushing the JD share price down nearly 15% last week week. Why?Well, Arcadia is Debenhams’ biggest concession-holder. Debenhams stores are home to numerous outlets for a variety of Arcadia’s brands. The Arcadia collapse that could be as little as hours away throws the outlook for Debenhams into question again. Not that there was really much clarity in the first place.Top dog struggleSo that seems to be what’s behind the JD Sports share price hike on Monday. It’s a collective sigh of relief from investors after exclusive talks between JD and Debenhams ended with no deal. But what happens now in the struggle for superiority between these FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 competitors? The way could be open for Frasers to make a new approach for Debenhams. And there might be opportunities for investors to make some profit from whoever comes out on top.But do you know what my feeling is right now? Confusion, mainly. One thing I am certain of is that I won’t be buying any of these shares any time soon.JD Sports looks like a respectable FTSE 100 company with a great track record for investors. But its shares are on a P/E multiple of around 30, with tiny dividends on offer. Frasers Group’s prospective P/E is lower at 22. But there’s no dividend. And it’s driven by the sometimes mercurial Mike Ashley.I see far less bewildering investing options out there. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

NIO stock is down 25% in the last few weeks! Should I buy it for my ISA?

NIO stock is down 25% in the last few weeks! Should I buy it for my ISA?

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Holders of shares in electric car maker NIO (NYSE: NIO) have endured a tough few weeks. After hitting a high of $55 back on November 23, the share price has now fallen almost 25%. What’s going on and should Foolish UK investors such as myself see this as an opportunity to snap up NIO stock for their ISAs?Why has NIO stock fallen?There could be a couple of reasons why NIO stock has slipped into reverse gear of late. 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…For one, the China-based company recently announced that it would soon be issuing 68 million shares into the market, raising up to $2.65bn in the process. This money will be used to develop new products and grow its sales and service network. As experienced Fools will know, the problem with a firm issuing new shares is that those already holding have to endure their stake being diluted. In other words, NIO’s earnings will now be spread across many more shares.Another reason for the falling valuation is that the NIO stock price has simply become overheated. After all, the stock is up a staggering 1,100%+ in 2020 alone! No wonder traders have started taking profits.Should UK investors get involved in NIO stock?It’s a tricky question to answer. There can be no doubt that electric vehicles are here to stay. However, the ‘pop and drop’ volatility seen from share prices in this area is unnerving. There’s no guarantee this negative trajectory won’t continue for a while yet.Another problem is that we’re still at the beginning of this momentous shift. This makes distinguishing the winners from the losers more akin to guesswork. Many operating in this area are running at huge losses and might not survive.Even those that do will require huge amounts of ongoing investment if they are to emerge as pioneers in this space. Indeed, Tesla went looking for $5bn recently. NIO’s peers Li Auto and Xpeng also went cap in hand to investors. Stay diversifiedAs promising as the EV revolution is for investors across the globe, I’m not sure I want to invest in a single company just yet. That said, there is another way of getting more diversified exposure to this space than just buying NIO stock.The passive iShares Electric Vehicles and Driving Technology UCITS ETF is a decent option. For an ongoing fee of just 0.4%, investors get access not just to the manufacturers of the cars themselves, but also to their suppliers.At the time of writing, the fund is up 28% in 2020. The only downside is that NIO stock isn’t held within the portfolio. Even so, it does show that I don’t necessarily need to own this stock to rapidly grow my wealth. Those like me looking for an active fund could consider FTSE 100 member Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust too, which has a large holding in Tesla. It’s doubled in value this year!ISA itWhile I’m not thinking of buying NIO stock just yet, I think it’s essential that anyone considering an investment in this space holds whatever they buy within a Stocks and Shares ISA. After all, anything within this wrapper is immune to capital gains tax. Given the magic that is compounding growth, that could turn out to be a small fortune in decades when the full shift to electric vehicles is under way. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers | Monday, 14th December, 2020 | More on: NIO “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” NIO stock is down 25% in the last few weeks! Should I buy it for my ISA? 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. Paul Summers owns shares in Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. 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. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

What would you sacrifice to own your own home?

What would you sacrifice to own your own home?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Younger buyers, first-timers, and parents are more likely to sacrifice Younger buyers are much more likely to say they made financial sacrifices in order to purchase their home: 71% of Gen Z and millennial buyers did, compared with 57% of Gen X, and 33% of Baby Boomer and Silent Generation buyers.Younger buyers also are more likely to make serious sacrifices: 13% of Gen Z and millennial buyers forwent or skipped health services compared with 8% of Gen X and 3% of Boomer and Silent Generation buyers. Similarly, 11% of Gen Z and millennial buyers lowered or canceled some type of insurance coverage, a greater share than the 7% of Gen X and 3% of Baby Boomer and Silent Generation buyers.Making sacrifices could be a function of going over budget, as younger buyers are more likely to do: 29% of millennials purchased a home above their initial budget compared with 23% of Gen X and 22% of Baby Boomers.When asked why they went over budget, buyers in general (not just younger buyers) most commonly cited falling in love with a home above their price point (33% who blew the budget stated this reason), purchasing a home in better condition than planned (28%) and buying in a pricier neighborhood than planned (27%).For younger buyers who were able to get into their homes, many had help from family: 47% of Gen Z and millennial buyers who purchased with a mortgage had help in the form of gifts or loans from family or friends for some portion of their down payment. This is substantially higher than the 33% of Gen X and 13% of Boomers and Silent Generation buyers with a mortgage who had such assistance.Like younger buyers, first-time buyers also were more likely to make financial sacrifices to buy a home: 65% of first-timers mention at least one sacrifice compared with 47% of repeat buyers.Parents are the third group of buyers who are likely to make sacrifices in order to buy homes: 67% of buyers with children at homemade some type of financial sacrifice to afford their home compared with 44% of buyers without kids at home.Silver lining: Few regrets among homeownersAfter the sacrifices that many buyers make to afford their homes, there is a silver lining. Only 8% of homeowners regret purchasing instead of renting, and only 25% say they would buy a different home if they could do it all over again. The oldest homeowners are most likely to say they’d buy the same home again (86% of Silent Generation homeowners). Still, a large percentage (74%) of millennials and Gen Z homeowners say they got it right on the first attempt. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSHomeownersZillow.com Previous articleAn unexpected PsalmistNext articleApple, Disney and Netflix’s streaming battle isn’t winner-take-all Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Buying a home is expensive – the single priciest transaction many of us ever undertake. So it should come as little surprise that a majority of home buyers report making some kind of financial sacrifice to afford their homes – with younger buyers, first-time buyers and/or parents more likely to give up something.Although the housing market has cooled in recent months, homes in some areas remain out of reach for typical residents. In six of the country’s 100 largest metro areas, a mortgage on the median-valued home costs more than 30% of the median income – beyond what’s considered affordable. And even in more-affordable areas, saving for a down payment takes time and discipline.According to the Zillow Group 2019 Consumer Housing Trends Report:55% of buyers make some type of financial sacrifice in order to purchase their home.The most common sacrifices include reducing spending on entertainment (25% of buyers reported sacrificing this), picking up additional work (18%) and postponing or canceling vacation plans (16%).Buyers also reduced or eliminated saving for retirement (13%) and postponed or canceled health care services (8%). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here To afford homes, buyers work more and give up entertainment and vacationsBy Kathryn Coursolle of zillow.comlast_img read more

Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSuzana GlogowskiOfficeFollowStudio MK27OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaBrasíliaBrazilPublished on February 27, 2017Cite: “Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski” 27 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Osler住宅 / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806178/osler-house-studio-mk27-nil-marcio-kogan-plus-suzana-glogowski Clipboard Houses Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Pedro Vannucchi+ 29 Share Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana GlogowskiSave this projectSaveOsler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806178/osler-house-studio-mk27-nil-marcio-kogan-plus-suzana-glogowski Clipboard Projects Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2009 Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan, Suzana Glogowski Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Pedro Vannucchi Interiors:Diana RadomyslerLandscape:Renata TilliGeneral Contractor:Helder RossiTeam:Carolina Castroviejo, Diana Radomysler, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo PessanoCity:BrasiliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The site of the Osler House lies at the edge of Brasilia’s pilot plan, at the tip of one of Paranoá Lake estuaries. The house is a poetic commentary on modern architecture, above all on Brazilian modernism, starting from a contemporary re-reading of the building materials and techniques. Save this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!ElevationThe plan of the Osler house is structured by a ground floor volume, a suspended volume and a deck with an outdoor pool.  The box of concrete and wood on ground, houses the main suite, a bedroom, bathroom, the utilities area and the garage.  The vertical wooden brises filter the light and can open in their entirety, diluting the relationship between the internal and the external.  The upper volume propped on the ground-floor volume, on one side, and on pilotis on the other; accommodates the living room, the kitchen (done with low-height furniture) and a small office.  This upper box creates a shady area and over the ground-floor prism, an extension of the living room, is the solarium. Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiAn outdoor staircase connects the deck alongside the pool to the upper solarium. An indoor staircase forms the daily circulation of the house. Near the main circulation, in the foyer of the house, an Athos Bulcão panel was especially designed and it is, possibly, his last project. The tiles that are in most famous classic buildings in Brasilia build the space here as well; a work of art designed for the house, designed with the architecture, that the artist could not see completed. Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe brises, the pilotis, and the plan with two perpendicular volumes are, in this house, a commentary of the modern architecture of Brasilia; the panel by Athos Bulcão, a great privilege for the inhabitant and for the architects. Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiProject gallerySee allShow less6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for ArchitectsArticlesFarrells Unveils Design for High-Speed Railway Terminus in SingaporeArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Brasilia, Brazil Brazillast_img read more

Richard Taylor to stay on as IoF Chair and at CRUK

Richard Taylor to stay on as IoF Chair and at CRUK

first_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. Howard Lake | 2 July 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Management Recruitment / people  73 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Richard Taylor is to remain as Chair of the Institute of Fundraising and not join Which? as previously announced.Taylor, who is Executive Director Fundraising and Marketing at Cancer Research UK, said today;“I have been a fundraiser at CRUK for 18 years, been closely involved with the Institute of Fundraising for the last four years as a Trustee, and have had the privilege of being its Chair for the last year.“At a time when fundraising is increasingly under the spotlight I have therefore decided that it is no longer tenable for me to make the move to Which?. I am therefore very pleased to announce that it has been agreed by all parties that in the immediate short term I will remain at CRUK, and continue to Chair the IoF”.Taylor announced in March that he would be taking up the position of Executive Director at the consumer charity in August this year. He had always planned to stay on as Chair of the Institute, following a board vote endorsing his continued role. However, given that Taylor would no longer be managing a fundraising function within a charity, the board decided to review its decision after a year.He joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, one of the two predecessors of Cancer Research UK, in 1998 as Retail Director, following a career in retail management.Peter Lewis, CEO of the Institute of Fundraising, described the decision as “very good news for the Institute”.Taylor’s statement comes four days before the Institute holds its major event of the year, the National Fundraising Convention in London, a nearly sold-out event attracting over 2,500 delegates.The spotlight on fundraising that Taylor mentioned will be a reference to the self-regulation activities that are underway following the public and governmental disquiet about some fundraising methods that was prompted by the death of Royal British Legion volunteer fundraiser Olive Cooke and how that was presented by two national newspapers. Mrs Cooke’s family denied there was any link between the communications she received from charities and her death. Advertisement Richard Taylor to stay on as IoF Chair and at CRUKlast_img read more

Evelina Children’s Hospital raises £1m with first zip wire across Thames

Evelina Children’s Hospital raises £1m with first zip wire across Thames

first_img Melanie May | 15 December 2016 | News  159 total views,  1 views today Evelina Children’s Hospital raises £1m with first zip wire across Thames AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Evelina Children’s Hospital has raised over £1m towards a new Clinical Research Facility by putting the first ever zip wire across the Thames.The Evelina London Zip event took place in partnership with the London Fire Brigade on 2nd December, with 20 people taking the trip from the roof of St Thomas Hospital to Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament on other side. Each one raised at least £50,000 to take part. The Evelina also ran a competition to win a free place to travel the zip wire, which was entered by 5,000 people.Zippers included Lord Fink, the president of Evelina London Children’s Hospital and the former CEO and deputy chairman of Man Group PLC, who raised over £100,000 for the hospital, and Professor Gideon Lack: head of the Children’s Allergy Service at Evelina London.The zip wire ran for 463 metres, and required the efforts of 30 specialist firefighters from London Fire Brigade’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team to build, with people travelling at 40mph across the river. A number of organisations also sponsored the event, including Marlow Ropes, ISC Solutions in Metal and Livett’s Marine Logistics.The new facility will cost £2.7m in total, and will allow the Evelina to conduct vital research to improve treatments and cures for numerous conditions including autism, epilepsy, congenital heart disease, kidney disease and allergies.The London Fire Brigade’s deputy assistant commissioner Andy Roe devised the zip wire plan while sitting at his son Zaki’s bedside in an Evelina London hospital room, after Zaki was taken ill in 2013 with viral encephalitis.Roe said:“My son might not be alive today if it weren’t for the NHS, especially Evelina London, so I wanted to find a way to thank the remarkable staff at this fantastic hospital. During the many hours I spent by my son’s bedside, I realised that I could use my specialist skills to rig up a zip wire from the roof of the hospital across the Thames and that perhaps people would pay for the chance to speed across it like a firefighter.” Tagged with: Fundraising ideas London sport Advertisement  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 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.last_img read more

Newspaper ordered to pay “excessive” fine, says RSF

Newspaper ordered to pay “excessive” fine, says RSF

first_img Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay ParaguayAmericas Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Organisation Follow the news on Paraguay News RSF_en to go further February 14, 2020 Find out more October 20, 2014 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News Reporter killed in ambush after police protection withdrawn In a 14 February 2002 letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Fernández Gadea, RSF expressed its concern after Aldo Zuccolillo was sentenced to a fine of 541 million guaranis (approx. US$110,000; 125,700 euros). Zuccolillo, director of “ABC Color” newspaper, is accused of “defaming” a senator. “Without commenting on the particulars of the case, RSF feels that the fine is excessive,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “Our organisation fears that this decision could result in self-censorship among journalists, who may refrain from criticising individuals implicated in matters of public interest,” Ménard added. The organisation asked the Supreme Court chief justice to ensure that no order to pay such a large fine is issued upon appeal.According to information collected by RSF, on 13 February, Zuccolillo was sentenced on appeal to a fine of 541 million guaranis for “defamation”. In December 1998, Senator Juan Carlos Galaverna launched a legal action against Zuccolillo for an article in which the journalist referred to the senator as a “cookie thief” (“ladrón de galletas”) and a “dealer in influence” (“traficante de influencias”). The court felt that these were “offensive statements” that “are not only an affront to the victim’s dignity, but also have a negative impact on the collective conscious”. The senator sought a prison sentence for Zuccolillo, as well as compensation. Zuccolillo’s lawyer considers the sentence a press freedom violation. The two parties have both expressed their intention to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. News Receive email alerts RSF expressed its concern after Aldo Zuccolillo was sentenced to a fine of 541 million guaranis (approx. US$110,000; 125,700 euros). ParaguayAmericas February 14, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper ordered to pay “excessive” fine, says RSF February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more