Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgConstance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileConstance La Gaiete Company Limited is headquartered in Port Louis and is involved in the farming and production of sugarcane. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited’s activities in the agro industry include the production of food crops, fruits (principally pineapples), and livestock (mainly broiler chicken). The company is also involved in real estate projects. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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FTSE 100 investors: I’d consider investing in these industries and dividend shares in a recession

first_img 2020 has so far been no ordinary year. Politicians, economists, almost everyone, including FTSE 100 investors, would accept that the Covid-19 pandemic has come with substantial health and economic costs. In May, the Bank of England warned the UK economy will likely head toward one of the worst recessions on record. Various lifelines have been offered to individuals and industries by the government. They are likely to make the potential economic damage less severe than it could otherwise have been. However, hardly any business or industry will be fully immune to a recession. But some may fare better than others. So today, I’d like to discuss three industries that may help you recession-proof your portfolio. Within the industries, I’ll bring to your attention companies that pay dividends.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…Health care is typically recession-proofThe current pandemic has reminded billions around the world of the importance of health. FTSE 100 investors have access to a wide range of healthcare stocks. AstraZeneca is now our largest company, followed by GlaxoSmithKline. Both have enviable drug pipelines. They have also been in the news with their current work on a potential vaccine against the coronavirus. At present their current dividend yields are 2.6% and 5.1% respectively. You may also want to research medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew. It specialises in surgical devices and joint replacement systems. Its dividend yield is 1.9%. The other company to keep on your radar screen is London-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals. It manufactures non-branded generic and in-license medicines and offers a dividend yield of 1.6%.We all rely on utilitiesIncome investors typically love big utility companies for dividends. But in addition to the passive income, those FTSE 100 shares may also help your portfolio handle an upcoming recession. After all, we all need to use electricity, gas and water to continue our lives.Multinational electricity and gas utility company National Grid has operations both in the UK and the US. Severn Trent provides water and waste water treatment and operating services to utilities, municipalities and commercial customers. Exeter-based Pennon Group is another water utility and waste management firm. Warrington-based United Utilities is the country’s largest listed water company. With respective dividend yields of 5.5%, 4.2%, 4.1% and 4.9%, they all remain favourites among investors.FTSE 100 is home to sin stocksSin products typically include gambling, tobacco, and alcohol. Due to the addictive nature of these products, sin shares are usually considered recession-proof. These companies can typically manage their cash flow levels and expected returns in economic downturns better than many other businesses.Drinks giant Diageo owns some of the most widely-recognised brands. They include Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, and Guinness. Tobacco giant British American Tobacco is one of the largest is FTSE 100 constituents. Both companies have increasing overseas operations, especially in emerging countries. Their respective dividend yields stand at 2.5% and 7.3%.With its dividend yield of 1.9%, Flutter Entertainment is another stock to watch. It is one of the world’s largest gaming groups. Since March, sports fixtures have been cancelled worldwide. Yet as economies begin to open up, the company is likely to see revenue growth in the coming months.Foolish takeawayAs a potential recession approaches, investors may want to turn to stocks that offer revenue stability and earnings growth. I believe such FTSE 100 shares should be part of prudent investors’ portfolios. 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. Enter Your Email Address FTSE 100 investors: I’d consider investing in these industries and dividend shares in a recession 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. 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. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and Pennon Group. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDlast_img read more

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£5k to invest? I think these property investment trusts could help UK share investors get rich

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Sunday, 18th October, 2020 £5k to invest? I think these property investment trusts could help UK share investors get rich Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are insanely popular with UK share investors. They allow individuals to get exposure to the property market without the hassle of having to buy, manage, or fund any bricks-and-mortar assets themselves. And the way they are regulated means that they can deliver stunning income flows to their investors.However, not all REITs are in strong shape to provide UK share investors with stunning returns today. Here I’m going to discuss three dividend-paying REITs and consider whether you should buy or avoid them.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…2 top property stocksI reckon Urban Logistics REIT has the tools to deliver stunning profits over the next decade. It provides large logistics facilities all over the UK, so it is well placed to ride the e-commerce phenomenon. But this is not all. The bulk of its 30-plus properties are located in and around the Midlands and the South East. These regions suffer particularly badly from the supply crunch besetting this specific segment of the property market. And this is allowing it to maximise rental income. Today the UK share carries a decent-if-unspectacular forward dividend yield of 2.7%. However, for those seeking strong dividend growth in the years ahead I reckon Urban Logistics could prove to be a winner.I wouldn’t consider investing in Secure Income REIT, though, even though it sports a 5.7% dividend yield for 2020. The company is exposed to a number of cyclical sectors, and this bodes badly as the economy sinks and Covid-19 restrictions are reimposed. The UK share’s had to defer rents from Merlin Entertainments, for instance, until next autumn. The theme park operator is Secure Income’s biggest client by rent. It’s also had to reduce rents from Travelodge, another major rent payer. Like all REITs the business has to pay 90% of profits to shareholders through dividends. But with earnings threatening to fall through the floor this income share is a risk too far, in my opinion.I’d much rather stash the cash in Civitas Social Housing today. This particular property investment trust invests in social housing for individuals with specific care needs. As a consequence this UK share has exceptional profits visibility through economic upturns and downturns. And this gives it the confidence to pay big dividends to its shareholders, hence the company’s 5.2% dividend yield for this fiscal year. As Civitas non-executive chair Richard Wrobel has commented, the specialist assisted living segment is “one of the fastest growing sub–sectors in healthcare real estate”. And this makes the business one of the hottest property plays out there.More top UK sharesI strongly believe Civitas and Urban Logistics could make investors a lot of money in the years ahead. But they’re not the only UK shares that could supercharge the returns you enjoy on your invested cash. The Motley Fool’s huge catalogue of exclusive reports discuss plenty more brilliant dividend stocks you can buy today. 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. 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Classic Encounters – Wallabies vs Barbarians 1984

first_imgTuesday Jun 16, 2009 Classic Encounters – Wallabies vs Barbarians 1984 Last weekend we watched as the Wallabies trounced the Barbarians in a one sided match at the Sydney Football Stadium. Today we look back at a classic meeting between the two sides from December 1984, at Cardiff Arms Park.The 1984 Wallabies did something that no other Australian side had achieved before on a tour of the UK & Ireland, and that was to win the Grand Slam.They convincingly beat England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. They then rounded off their successful campaign with a win over the Barbarians.After losing to the All Blacks in the last match of the Bledisloe Cup earlier that year, the Wallabies were written off by the British media. They proved them wrong though as they started the tour with a strong 19-3 win over England at Twickenham.Victories over Ireland, Wales, and Scotland followed, as the Wallabies established themselves as a serious force on the world stage. Their match against a strong Barbarians side cemented that standing, as they ended the all conquering tour on a high.Mark Ella scored a try in each of the four Tests, while Michael Lynagh scored 42 points, which was the most by an Australian in a Test series.The magician David Campese provided one of the moments of the tour, and of this match, as he darted down field with a weaving run before linking up with the flying Michael Hocker to score a classic try.The Wallabies won the match 37-30, went home as heroes with reputations enhanced, and in 2002, were recognised by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as one of their greatest sports teams ever. :: Related Posts :: The Wallabies crush the Barbarians in Sydney (2009) Star studded Barbarians beaten by the Wallabies (2008) Time: 02:23 Note: The clip incorrectly states that it was at Twickenham. 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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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Art Studio of Xu Hongquan / office PROJECT

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801971/hall-within-cloud-art-studio-of-xu-hongquan-artistic-living-in-suburban-of-beijing-office-project Clipboard Cultural Architecture CopyAbout this officeoffice PROJECTOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseOfficeRenovationoffice PROJECTChinaPublished on December 23, 2016Cite: “Art Studio of Xu Hongquan / office PROJECT” 22 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801971/hall-within-cloud-art-studio-of-xu-hongquan-artistic-living-in-suburban-of-beijing-office-project Clipboard “COPY” China Save this picture!© Sun Haiting+ 44 Share “COPY”center_img ArchDaily CopyCultural Architecture, Houses, Adaptive Reuse•China Art Studio of Xu Hongquan / office PROJECT Art Studio of Xu Hongquan / office PROJECTSave this projectSaveArt Studio of Xu Hongquan / office PROJECT Architects: office PROJECTClient:Xu HongquanDesign Team:Zhang Hao, Zhao Jianwei, Xie Dongfang, Cui LanTeam Leaders:Chang Ke, Li WenhanCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sun HaitingText description provided by the architects. Doctor XU Hongquan is painter, and a literati who is good at writing books, calligraphy, literary review as well. Mr. Xu found us through friends this summer, to make this reconstruction of the old factory building, which will be used as his studio and home in future: Hall within the Cloud. Save this picture!© Sun HaitingThrough conversation with Mr. Xu, we clarify the basic function of the studio, which is studio, tea room, bedroom, study room, etc. The typical configuration of an artistic studio. The site is also a typical linear brick factory with slope roof, which was used as factory office before. The height of the building is about six meters, with the triangular steel roof truss structure, overall keep in good condition. For us, what unique about the project is, Mr. Xu is trained in eastern and western education at the same time, he is taking art comments and art history research in college together with young students,. And also had successively studied from Lou Jiye, Huang Yecun, Shi Gufeng about calligraphy, painting and art history. So he is not a “traditional” painter, because he is not only drawing, His literary achievements is even above drawing. However, he is also a traditional literati, who keeps lifestyle in spirit of Chinese traditional culture. Save this picture!Original buildingWe find his demand on functions for an oil painting room, and a traditional painting room as well. Two separate studios with different atmosphere and scenario. In this unique mission requirement, we find our entry point: Perspective, the biggest difference between east and west painter art. Save this picture!© Sun HaitingFollow this perspective clue, we designed a nested life scenario. Through a series of psychological analysis. We propose an artist’s psychological space diagram. In this chart, we put sleep, diet and other most basic physical need in center position, reception, exhibition these social needs in the middle layer, the outermost layer as the painter’s most important art pursuit and demand. If the psychological space relationship directly projected on the layout of architectural space, we can just create a nested progressive space structure. Through the corner of room export, people enter from one room to another, through the open of every corner, form a visual corridors through buildings. Because this kind of nested layout, space of each layer are wrapped in another layer, reach one layer space needs get through another one, Space events in each layer are affected and watched by another layer, this is also thoroughly eliminated the element of the corridor. Save this picture!© Sun HaitingSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Sun HaitingThis space may let us think of traditional ink painting scenario, such as painting < play chess in multiple screen>from Zhou Wenju in Song dynasty, four men in a circle to play chess. There is a screen behind them,In the screen which shows a person in front of another screen on the couch served by a few servants. This perspective on screen makes people feel like they are in the same space with play chess in front,which makes it difficult to distinguish the screen definitely is a picture or just a real door frame in space. It is interesting to note that the< play chess in multiple interfaces > originally is also mounted on a screen. Thus formed three layers of nested relations about the painting of the painting, box in box, impossible to distinguish which is the real space, which is the reappearance imagination space, a effect ” multiple screen”. Our this kind of space layout is also intended to reproduce the “multiple screen”. Save this picture!Screen overlapping chess drawingDue to the site is surrounded by a lot of forest land, Mr. Xu hopes to move the bedroom and study to second floor, so that the beautiful scenario outside the window can be caught. So our plan which only do the modification inside the factory has been changed. Under this change, we hope to implant new orders to respond new needs, We took the gradient type slope roof as the treatment. On one hand, because of there is no need to use the slope roof, it will let the height too high and abrupt.Meanwhile this can’t connect new added parts and the original factory history form into some kinds of distinction and dialogue relations. The perspective theme from the external form which hints that theme extends to the second floor. On the other hand, We also think by changing slope is a translation of traditional artistic conception, we imagine in the rain, raindrops fall on the slow and steep roof, and then gently sprinkled on the yard. Make the slope roof as a water and gravity acting stage. At first we are going to make the top a purely hyperboloid, but as the limitation of manufacturers craft level and cost, we chose the segmented folding roof form finally. In order to ensure construction quality , we also made an 1:1 scale structure test sample before the construction. Finally this meaningful construction from ideal to reality “translation” complete. Save this picture!Analysis of visual screensFinally, In addition to “the perspective of layout” and “changing slope roof”, We didn’t do more big actions during the design, how to treat the outdoor garden, a large number of display interior, the painting on the wall, they all according to Mr. Xu’s wishes. This bold design decision finally make a good harmonious fusion from designers and customer’s will luckily. Our design is like a stage set, or like “white space” of traditional ink painting technique, make the Chinese traditional culture elements in full display here. Mr. Xu with his students and friends involved in the whole process deeply, after completion of the construction, they will start to do art activities such as kunqu opera the Pony Pavilion. In a demo perform finished complete, we appreciated the shocking scenario of kunqu opera song in the high open studio space. Save this picture!© Sun HaitingSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Sun HaitingWalking Into the studio which has just completed, We can imagine to watch the lake and snow in next winter; and Mr. Xu and his friends listen to zither in a teahouse next summer under the warmsun; and in the big studio rocking chair with Cricket chirping, a series of touching scene.Save this picture!Roof model testSave this picture!Construction diagram of roofSave this picture!© Sun HaitingSave this picture!Construction diagramProject gallerySee allShow lessNursery and Primary School “DE TOL” / Dierendonckblancke ArchitectsSelected ProjectsUwo By Workshop / WovenSelected Projects Share Projectslast_img read more

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Fundraising response forms adapting to recession, says Tick Box Report

first_img Howard Lake | 11 March 2009 | News Fundraising response forms adapting to recession, says Tick Box Report Tagged with: Individual giving recession Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Printed fundraising response materials are changing, according to the Tick Box Report 2009 from advertising and marketing consultant Andrew Papworth. The changes are likely to be reactions to the recession, he argues.The 120-page report analyses the design of 191 reply forms and coupons in loose inserts, mailshots and and newspaper and magazine adverts published in 2008-09 and designed to raise funds for 105 organisations.Papworth has found that the trend away from asking for one-off donations and towards asking for regular direct debit payments reversed during 2008/09. This could be because fundraisers assume that people are currently less willing to commit to regular giving when their own incomes could be in doubt.But Papworth suggests another reason. Whereas in the past fundraisers were happy to achieve lower response rates for regular giving appeals, given the lifetime value of such donors, now they are more keen simply to achieve a higher volume of response, so appeals for one-off gifts become more likely.The report also found that the range of asks for one-off gifts tends to be much larger than for regular direct debits. Although the typical asks are not very different – about £20 for one-off gifts and £2 or £3 per month for direct debits (equivalent to £24 to £36 per annum) – Papworth suggests it is not uncommon for the range of one-off asks to go up to over £1000, whereas the highest ask for direct debits was £24 per month (or £288 per year).“Whether £24 per month is a realistic limit for regular giving is open to testing,” said Papworth. “Clearly some people – even in these straitened times – could well afford £100 per month for a cause close to their hearts. It could be a case of if you don’t ask, you don’t get.”He points out that one charity, Centrepoint, has adopted a tactic which could be developed further. “They say that £12 per month will sponsor a room for a homeless person and £24 will sponsor two such rooms. There is an interesting idea here which could be adapted and extended by other fundraisers.”In the report Papworth questions the lack of choice typically given to donors. “Coupons and reply forms tend to force supporters down one channel – either into one-off gifts or regular giving,” he said. “This could be a big mistake. It’s hard work attracting attention and getting read. Once you’ve achieved the hard part, it makes sense to enable readers to express their support in one of a number of ways.”Papworth also suggests that some membership and sponsorship organisations could be missing a trick in not offering an opportunity to donate without, or as well as, joining or sponsoring. He counsels against newspaper and magazine adverts that rely purely on a phone number of website as a response channel. “Apart from the fact that some people prefer the post,” he said, “the addition of a coupon flags the fact that the ad is inviting a response.”Overall, the report indicates that fundraising print could be much more user-friendly. “You’d think that relationship marketing had never happened,” said Papworth. “Reply addresses are corporate and impersonal; there are very few ‘thank yous’; there’s not much promise of feedback on how donations will be spent; premium telephone numbers are used with no explanation of cost and too often a donor who cuts out and sends off a coupon is left with no means of contact.”The Tick Box Report 2009 is designed to offer a benchmark of current practice and to indicate possible improvements based on examples which depart from the norm. It includes 27 detailed data tables and 42 charts.It is available at £70 per copy from Andrew Papworth at [email protected]  66 total views,  1 views today 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

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CAF pays out record £702m to charities

first_img Melanie May | 28 August 2020 | News  434 total views,  2 views today CAF pays out record £702m to charities Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img Charities Aid Foundation paid more than £702m to charities worldwide in 2019-20 – a record year for giving.According to the charity’s annual report, money paid out to charities in the UK and 110 countries around the world on behalf of philanthropists, businesses and individuals during the last fiscal year rose by £56 million over the previous year.Overall, CAF received a record £714 million from donors: an increase of 15% over 2018/2019, with over £702m of this paid out.The report shows that:Its Coronavirus Emergency Fund paid almost £6.5 million to more than 1,250 small UK charitiesThe CAF American Donor Fund for dual US-UK taxpayers made 1,376 grants totalling £82.7 million, up from £80.6 million in 2018/19Donations paid to charities from CAF Charity Accounts totalled £106 millionDonations to CAF Charitable Trusts reached £177.3 million during the year, £6.4 million more than the previous yearCAF America saw donations received more than double from £91.2 million in 2018/19 to £205.4 million in 2019/20CAF enabled businesses to give more than £92 million to causes around the world, an increase from £78.8 million in 2018/19CAF’s online donation service, CAF Donate, processed a record £34.2 million for charities in 2019/20CAF Venturesome, its social impact investment arm funded by private donors, made 31 investments, totalling £2.9 millionCAF Bank’s committed loans and advances to customers reached £138.7 million compared to £105.9million the previous yearSir John Low, Chief Executive of CAF, said:“Despite a year that ended with uncertainty such as we have never seen in our lifetimes, our community of donors, be they individuals or companies, responded with record levels of generosity.“At CAF, we are proud to have facilitated the distribution of those vital funds to so many good causes around the world, especially as many now find themselves in such challenging straits. The numbers in this year’s annual report translate into tangible, vital support for the millions of people who rely on the work of charities.“The months and indeed years ahead will not be easy ones for both charities and the people they support, but the willingness to give detailed in this year’s report provide a sense of hope that we will be able to recover, rebuild and thrive once again.” Advertisement  435 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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

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A crooked river and a crooked economic system

first_imgTo many the phrase “burning river” might seem like an oxymoron. Rivers are water, and water is used to extinguish fires. But June 22 marked the 50th anniversary of the famous Cuyahoga River fire. That day in 1969, when flammable pollutants floating in the river were ignited by a spark made by a passing train, is forever etched in Cleveland’s historical memory. The flames, reaching five stories high, subsequently brought down the railroad bridge. No photos are known to exist of this catastrophic event.That was the 13th time the Cuyahoga caught fire. The first time was in 1868. Five people were burned to death in 1912, and the 1952 fire caused $1.3 million worth of damage. As the city became a manufacturing center, executives at profit-hungry companies, such as U.S. Steel, Republic Steel, Jones & Laughlin Steel, Sherwin-Williams and John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, thought nothing of dumping waste in the river. The river burned under the shadow of Republic Steel.After residents complained of foul-tasting drinking water, tests done as early as 1922 determined: “The polluted water of the Cuyahoga River reached the water works intakes, and this polluted water contained the material which caused the obnoxious taste.” (Smithsonian, June 19) Yet by 1969, no corporations had ever been held accountable for their environmental recklessness.  One elected official who voiced concern about pollution was Mayor Carl B. Stokes, the first African-American elected mayor in a major U.S. city. In 1968, with his backing, voters overwhelmingly passed a $100 million bond initiative to fund efforts to clean up the Cuyahoga. Stokes held a press conference at the river’s edge the day after the fire.The fire drew attention to the crises of pollution threatening the country’s air, land and water — and it gave impetus to the environmental movement. This movement emerged in tandem with powerful struggles against racism, sexism, gay oppression (as LGBTQ2S+ was referred to then), imperialist war and other injustices. Cleveland has played an important role in the radical movement. The city hosted many anti-war conferences. The 1966 Hough Rebellion and 1968 Glenville Rebellion shook up the racist power structure. The city was also the site of the first Earth Day in April 1970, when 1,000 Cleveland State University students held a teach-in and marched from their campus to the river to protest pollution.Congressmember Louis Stokes, the mayor’s brother, helped push the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970. Under pressure from the mass ecology movement, Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 and overrode President Richard Nixon’s veto of the bill.Another dirty legacy: racismThe name Cuyahoga was appropriated from an Iroquois language, spoken by the Indigenous peoples of the area before colonization. It may be a distortion of the Mohawk word Cuyagaga, which means “crooked,” or of Cuyohaga, the Seneca word meaning “place of the jawbone.” (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History) The river briefly defined the western border of the U.S. until — as with every other treaty between European and Indigenous peoples — white settlers broke the Treaty of Greenville and pushed westward. As settlements expanded on both sides of the Cuyahoga, the crooked, winding river divided the city into East and West sides. The river represents another ugly feature of Cleveland history: racist segregation. When African Americans came north seeking industrial jobs, they were largely concentrated on the East Side. Decades later, they still crossed the bridge  with trepidation to enter the West Side, where the white population lived. with trepidation.Hough, originally a wealthy enclave, was later a place of refuge for Jewish immigrants after World War II. By the early 1960s, it had become an impoverished Black neighborhood.  by the early 1960s. There, Civil Rights protesters were arrested in 1964 when they lay down in a ditch to protest construction of a segregated school, a project that froze Black workers out of building trades jobs. Rev. Bruce Klunder lay down behind a bulldozer. The operator backed up over the activist minister and killed him instantly.Conditions in segregated housing became a major subject of the 1966 U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearings. In April of that year, a public inquiry heard testimony about the terrible living conditions for Hough’s Black residents. Two months later, Hough exploded in a rebellion initially triggered by racist abuse of Black patrons at a white-owned bar. The Ohio National Guard crushed the rebellion on July 24, four days after it began, leaving four Black Clevelanders dead.The 1967 election of Mayor Stokes, who garnered support on both sides of the Cuyahoga, was a historic blow against racism. The whole city benefited from his work against pollution. 50 years after the fire“Riverfest,” held on this year’s anniversary of the fire, celebrated the Cuyahoga’s comeback. The river that was once declared dead, and unable to sustain life in any form, now teems with fish and attracts canoers, kayakers and even swimmers.However, there are serious environmental issues facing Cleveland and the whole Great Lakes region. Water levels reached record highs this spring in Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga. This posed the danger of flooding, such as Lake Ontario has experienced in the past two years, as well as soil erosion.Like the century-long period when the Cuyahoga was a floating fire hazard, this new hazard to the environment is not the result of natural causes. Climate change has caused unnatural highs and lows in the water levels of the Great Lakes. A June 8 article in Scientific American explained: “As researchers specializing in hydrology and climate science, we believe rapid transitions between extreme high and low water levels in the Great Lakes represent the ‘new normal.’ Our view is based on interactions between global climate variability and the components of the regional hydrological cycle. Increasing precipitation, the threat of recurring periods of high evaporation and a combination of both routine and unusual climate events — such as extreme cold air outbursts — are putting the region in uncharted territory.”Climate change, like pollution, is the result of human activity, specifically production for profit. Historically and today, the fossil fuel industry barons, including the greedy Rockefellers, have demonstrated wanton disregard for the health of the planet.The cleaner air and water in Cleveland is in no small part due to deindustrialization. Most automobile, steel and machine tool factories have closed, and those still standing are automated. The largest employers are now primarily in government and health care sectors, based on the number of full-time employees.While the environment has benefited to a degree from some deindustrialization, to a degree, the drastic loss of manufacturing jobs has devastated Cuyahoga County economically. Child poverty in Cleveland is even higher than in Detroit. Hardest hit is the still-segregated — or as some studies say “hypersegregated” — East Side where African-Americans have the highest poverty rate. The impact of the foreclosure crisis is clearly visible. The high rate of lead poisoning among Black children is caused by lead paint used in old rental homes poorly maintained by landlords. This is environmental racism. The multiple crises facing this city, once defined by its crooked river, are all consequences of the crooked system of capitalist exploitation. What is happening in Cleveland is happening worldwide as corporate profiteers destroy nature and pauperize workers and oppressed people. Getting rid of capitalism is the only way to fix the problems it creates. The city of Cleveland has a proud history of fightback against this system — from the 1936-37 General Motors strikes to the Hough Rebellion — and it will be a fighting force in the class struggles ahead.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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One Delicious Lecture Tonight: “Bûche de Noël et Traditions Culinaires”

first_imgHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Uncategorized One Delicious Lecture Tonight: “Bûche de Noël et Traditions Culinaires” Alliance Francaise de Pasadena puts the French in Joyeux Noel. From EDDIE RIVERA, Living Section Editor Published on Friday, December 13, 2013 | 1:03 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy [Originally published Dec. 2, 2013]  Roughly translated, it means, “rough-hewn Christmas culinary traditions.” What it really means is “delicious” in any language. This scrumptious mini lecture by Daniel Brondi, at Alliance Francaise, will show you how to throw a magnifique French end-of-the-year party dans le style français.You’ll enjoy an authentic Bûche de Noël, a traditional French Christmas cake shaped and decorated to look like a tree log. Though there’s many variations, they’re often filled and frosted with silky chocolate buttercream and topped with crunchy meringue “mushrooms. ” The cake honors the ancient tradition of French fireplace logs brought in from the cold on Christmas Eve, sprinkled with wine, salt and oil and lit while prayers were said.Pair the cake with a French Mousseux, (sparkling wine) and your holidays couldn’t be any more festive. The evening will also feature live music by Miguel Rebolledo, Pasadena AF member.“Bûche de Noël et Traditions Culinaires” mini-lecture by Daniel Brondi, December 13, 2013. 7:00 p.m. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Alliance Française de Pasadena is located at 34 East Union St., Kendall Alley, Pasadena. For more information, contact (626) 683-3774 or visit www.afdepasadena.org. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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