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National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2018 Abridged Report

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first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

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first_imgChemco Limited (CHEM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileChemco Limited specialises in the formulation, manufacturing, blending and trading of chemicals. The company operates as one of the subsidiaries of Harel Mallac & Co. Ltd. Chemco Limited company engages in the production and sale of agro chemicals, specialty chemicals and consumer goods.  Chemco Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Chemco Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

£10k to invest? I’d open a Stocks and Shares ISA and buy cheap UK shares today

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first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Opening a Stocks and Shares ISA to buy cheap UK shares after the stock market crash may not sound like a good idea to many investors. After all, the uncertain economic outlook and poor recent performance of some companies suggests there are risks ahead.However, the stock market could offer strong recovery prospects over the long run. Through buying a diverse range of high-quality companies in a tax-efficient account such as an ISA with £10k, or any other amount, you could improve your financial outlook.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…The benefits of a Stocks and Shares ISAOpening a Stocks and Shares ISA could allow you to obtain relatively high returns, with the added benefit of significant flexibility. Compared to a bog-standard sharedealing account, the tax advantages of an ISA are substantial. No capital gains, income or dividend tax are levied on amounts invested through an ISA. While in the short run this may not seem like a great benefit to some investors, over time it could significantly reduce your tax bill.For example, UK investors are now only allowed to receive £2,000 in annual dividends before paying dividend tax. Therefore, should you wish to obtain a passive income from your portfolio in the long run, an ISA could lead to a higher net return.A Stocks and Shares ISA also offers greater flexibility than other investment products. For example, withdrawals can be made at any time without penalty. This is in contrast to a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP), where withdrawals can only be made closer to retirement. And, with the cost of opening an ISA being cheap, they’re accessible to almost all investors.Buying cheap UK shares todayInvesting in cheap UK shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA could be a profitable move. Following the stock market crash, many high-quality companies now trade at low prices as a result of weak investor sentiment. This may undervalue their long-term prospects, thereby providing investors with an opportunity to benefit from their share price recoveries.Buying undervalued stocks may mean you outperform the wider stock market. After all, indexes such as the FTSE 100 have always recovered from their declines to return to record highs. This could make a positive impact on your ISA’s growth rate. And it could allow you to enjoy greater financial freedom in older age.Of course, diversifying across a wide range of companies is crucial to reduce the risks within your Stocks and Shares ISA. Some industries and regions may post stronger performances than others. With the economic outlook unclear over the short run, buying a range of companies that can reduce your reliance on one sector or country could be a sound move. It may lead to more consistent returns. This may allow your ISA to grow at a faster pace over the coming years. £10k to invest? I’d open a Stocks and Shares ISA and buy cheap UK shares 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

30 minutes with… Simon Zebo

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first_imgSZ: Anybody in the world? Actress Michelle Keegan. Or Rebecca Fox. She’s a model with a lot of tattoos. I like tattoos on women, as long as I like the tattoo and it looks good!RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?SZ: To fly. I’d just fly all over the world. To be able to fly under my own power, I’d be happy.RW: Who would be your three dream dinner-party guests?SZ: Alive and dead? Bob Marley, LeBron James and Floyd Mayweather. Music and sport are my favourite things. Bob Marley is one of my favourite musicians and people. The other two I’ve picked because I’m in awe of them. I love basketball and boxing.Fresh Prince: reckon Smith would make a good Zebo?RW: Who’d play you in a film of your life?SZ: Will Smith. I love him in The Fresh Prince – I watch the reruns.RW: What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever bought?SZ: I recently bought a sleeveless biker jacket, but within two minutes of buying it I got such a slagging off the lads that I realised it was horrible. It’s still got the tag on and I’ll never wear it. The saleswoman was really persuasive!RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?SZ: To set up my own business and run it successfully. I don’t know what in yet, but maybe something to do with food. I love food and cooking. My dad taught me how to cook, and I do a lot of Caribbean and French food. My speciality is chicken colombo.RW: Do you have any hidden talents?SZ: Dancing. I’ve got quite a few moves!RW: How’d you like to be remembered? Happy chaps: Zebo and Jon Davies celebrate the Lions victory SZ: As a fun-loving guy.This was published in the September 2013 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current issue. RUGBY WORLD: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?SIMON ZEBO: Conor Murray’s reaction to me telling him to kick the ball out when time wasn’t up. It was in the Rebels game at half-time on the Lions tour and he was very angry. I’m not sure if he’s forgiven me!RW: Any nicknames?SZ: Zeebs and Harvey. That’s after (rapper) MC Harvey. Marcus Horan came up with it as a joke.RW: Do you rap?SZ: A little bit. Alex Corbisiero and I had a rap-off on the bus on the Lions tour. Obviously I won! I just like to rap – be it other people’s words or my own.RW: What’s your guilty pleasure?SZ: McFlurries. I treat myself once a week.Funny man: Cuthbert enjoys some jetskiing in NoosaRW: Who are the jokers you know in rugby?SZ: Alex Cuthbert is in his own world all together. He’s also a ladies man and I enjoy watching him at work! With Munster and Ireland it’s Mike Sherry and David Kilcoyne. The front row have their own sense of humour. I get it sometimes but it’s weird.RW: Do you have any phobias?SZ: Sharks. We went jet-skiing in Noosa in Australia and I fell off when we were really far out and there was shark bait on the buoys to stop them coming further in. I got very scared then! I don’t like flying either, but I’m not as bad with that as I am with sharks.RW: What about your bugbears?SZ: People who bite their fork when they’re eating; when they scrape their food off their fork. Other than that, I’m happy-go-lucky so nothing really annoys me too much.RW: Do you have any superstitions?SZ: Not too many, but I do everything on the right-hand side on match day. So I sit on the right-hand side of the bus, put on my right sock and boot first.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?center_img The Munster and Ireland wing talks Lions, sharks and chickens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Texas: Eldest son arrested in murders of vicar, wife and…

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first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Texas: Eldest son arrested in murders of vicar, wife and child AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Peter Meyers says: February 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm When I heard of this senseless death my heart skipped a beat. I took a deep breath! I think the breath was my instant prayer to God that his mercy and peace…Mercy for the elder son…peace and rest for our deceased brother and his family!C David Williams +Retired Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments (6) Danny Anderson says: Lisa Fox says: Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET February 9, 2015 at 1:09 am Yes, only let’s not rush to judgment. Trial by the press is often off base and is always unjust. Let’s not make it a hallmark of the Episcopal News Service. Whatever Isaac did or did not do, he is God’s child, and he is in a terrible place. He needs our prayers. With Danny Anderson I pray Light Perpetual shines upon the parents and murdered child. Emmanuel will need our ongoing prayers and the ministries of the Church, family, and friends. He will need long-term professional help as well.Two souls Jesus died for are at risk here. I hope people are paying attention. C David Williams+ says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY By diocesan staffPosted Feb 5, 2015 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Richard McClellan says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 17, 2015 at 11:22 pm Prayers for the entire family and all of God’s creatures. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 5, 2015 at 8:34 pm This is so sad. The more i read about the oldest son MIA, seemingly lying about entering the military, the more i feared it was hewho murdered his family. We should pray for him as well. i do not know what causes someone to commit such a heinous act. If the son did kill his family, it compounds the tragedy. RIP Father Israel & family. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR February 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm My prayers are with you, Bishop Doyle, and the people who know and love this family. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 6, 2015 at 11:50 am We will have to stand before God on the great and terrible day of judgement. May this young man repent and return to the Lord our God. May the souls of the good father,mother and son rest in peace and use in glory, may the souls of all the faithful departed rest in the mercies of God. Holy Mary pray for us. To the surviving son may he find peace in the days to come. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The eldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe, Isaac Tiharihondi, was arrested in Mississippi and has been charged with two counts of capital murder, according to media reports. Ahimbisibwe, his wife Dorcas and five-year-old son Jay were found dead in their west Houston apartment on Feb. 2 after they failed to show up for church Sunday and did not respond to numerous attempts to contact them.The Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe“While I am relieved authorities have found Isaac, I am heartbroken that he has been charged with capital murder,” said the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, bishop of Texas. “This only adds to the tragedy of their deaths and raises more questions than it answers.”Ahimbisibwe, a native of Uganda, was vicar of Church of the Redeemer and chaplain at the University of Houston. He had previously served as an assistant at Holy Spirit, Houston. Emmanuel, 17, Ahimbisibwe’s middle son, is in boarding school in California.“As a Christian community, let us pray for Emmanuel and Isaac as they journey through this time of grief and sorrow,” Doyle said. “Let us also pray for our courts and our prisons, that all involved will be given clarity of mind, peace and wisdom. Our Book of Common Prayer reminds us to ‘pray that any that are held unjustly be released and that those who are guilty find repentance and amendment of life.’ We follow a God in Jesus Christ who is present with those who suffer. Let us be faithful to the God of love and forgiveness.”Funeral arrangements are pending. Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Comments are closed. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska PK Miller says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

House in Megurohoncho / Torafu Architects

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first_img Projects Japan ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeTorafu ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialRefurbishmentHousesTokyoJapanPublished on May 04, 2012Cite: “House in Megurohoncho / Torafu Architects” 04 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore 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 stream House in Megurohoncho / Torafu Architects Architects: Torafu Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/231934/house-in-megurohoncho-torafu-architects Clipboardcenter_img House in Megurohoncho / Torafu ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Megurohoncho / Torafu Architects “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!+ 18 Share Area:  123 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. This is a renovation project of a 40 year-old reinforced concrete building that originally housed storage and office spaces from the basement to the 2nd floor and residential spaces on the 3rd floor. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineOur current design focused on the building’s exterior and living quarters on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The second phase of the project is set to convert the basement and 1st floor into commercial spaces. Save this picture!First, all interior partitioning was done away with to free up space. Towering above the surrounding houses, the 3rd floor is well lit and accommodates the living space, while the 2nd floor offers a comparatively more private space. Save this picture!An aperture was made at the center of the 3rd floor and a large piece of furniture with built-in stairs was placed directly underneath it to create a line of flow inside the building. The slightly off-center furnishing loosely partitions the ensemble, thus creating spaces with different personalities around it. Save this picture!Atop of this piece of furniture connecting the upper and lower floors there is a wide landing that makes another small floor. Save this picture!SectionBy making the long bay window on the 2nd floor serve as a big desk or remodeling the veranda on the 3rd floor into a space leading to the entrance, etc., we strived to make newly added elements coexist with the remnants from the existing building and give it an overall sense of unity.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessThink Space 2012 Programme: Past Forward CompetitionArticlesNew Housing for Researcher Workers / Praksis ArchitectsArticles Share 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/231934/house-in-megurohoncho-torafu-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Good Innovation reports on new models for generating income

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first_imgBuilding a portfolio of fundraising initiativesThe group focused on action in order to learn about the process of bringing about change to fundraising.Bathgate says in the report’s introduction that “We’ve created the commercial ideas we were hoping for – a portfolio forecasted to be worth £250m in 5 years and with the potential to be generating £200m+ annually in 10 years.”Working with the charities Good Lab prototyped the selected ideas to grow new income streams, and supported them in getting underway.Three years on and the partnership has yielded three spin-off ventures and a jointly-owned fundraising agency. The lessons they all learned are shared in the New Ways to Grow Income report. Adopting a start-up approachGood Innovation partner Janine Chandler argues that, to make the most of these assets, charities need to change how they operate and to adopt the approach of a small start-up company. She says: “What you start with has to evolve and pivot as you do things. You have to give the people working on it permission to go off and do things without having to consult a hundred stakeholders first.”Identifying and encouraging entrepreneurial skills amongst existing charity staff can also help kickstart this different approach.Nicola Tallett, Director of Engagement, Oxfam, described the approach and why it worked, saying: “It was about being collegiate, collaborative and about shared risk. Being part of it was exciting. It was a sector response to a sector-wide issue.” Howard Lake | 18 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Results after three yearsThe combined Good Lab portfolio is forecast to be worth £250m within five years, with the potential to be generating more than £200m annually in 10 years. Each of the companies is 15% owned by the Good Lab member charities.OnHand matches elderly people in need of occasional assistance with people nearby who can help, in return for donations. Of the donation, 80 per cent goes to charity; 20 per cent is platform revenue. The charities also own the intellectual property licence for the product.All the start-ups are led by independent “founders”, who bring focus and passion to drive the company forward. OnHands’ founder, Sanjay Lobo, is ex-marketing vice president at Vistaprint.Two of the ventures started raising investment in the Spring of 2019 and both have been successful. As of the end of July 2019 Matchable had raised £145k in seed investment, and OnHand had raised £200k in seed investmentWaudby says the over-riding message from Good Lab is that charities need to accept that radical change to the fundraising model is needed, and to collaborate, both within and outside the sector.He said: “The rate of change we’re seeing in the rest of society is exponential, but in the charity sector change is very slow. If we don’t speed it up, the charity sector will be shaped by events, and it won’t be the sculptor of its own future.”  584 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: growing giving social enterprise A three-year project by the Good Innovation consultancy and 12 major charities into how charities can overcome challenging times by creating and growing new sources of income has published its results.The project, developed by a small group of fundraisers, was based on the growing belief that the charity sector faced major challenges in maintaining and growing its income to rise to future challenges.Changing expectations of donors, the fallout of the 2015 media criticism of some charities’ fundraising methods, the introduction of GDPR and the likely impact of Brexit stirred the group to ask the challenging question: what if fundraising income growth through existing channels and methods is peaking? What if the growth does not return to the levels of a few years before?To date the findings and results of ‘Good Lab‘, the research project, have been shared within the charities and partners. Now, they have been made available to all organisations keen to consider new ways of fundraising and generating via the report ‘New ways to grow income: the story of Good Lab‘.Andrew Bathgate, co-founder of Good Innovation, describes Good Lab as “a place for experimentation. A place for finding new business models, new ways for people to give, unlocking new audiences that traditional fundraising products don’t work for. A place to attract people who wouldn’t fit within a charity. A place for charities to share the risk of trying new things.” Monetising charities’ assetsOne of the Good Lab initiatives was to explore whether charities had assets that could be monetised. Kevin Waudby, co-founder of Good Innovation, suggests that these could be “right under a charity’s nose”.He says: “There are billions of pounds tied up in the assets, skills, knowledge and, really importantly, the services that charities provide. The first step towards unleashing that commercial money is knowing what your assets are and that they have a market value. Then you can develop them into commercial propositions.”This could lead to a tension between provision of the charity’s services for free and the need to generate income, but it need not be so. The British Red Cross already sells first-aid training to private companies while providing other information and advice at no charge.center_img Alternative approach?If charities can’t achieve the cultural change that might be necessary to support this new approach then the Good Labs report suggests two alternatives:work with existing start-ups, or at least those keen to incorporate social good within their business modelset up their own social enterprises and spin them off as separate organisations that operate independently. These then donate their profits back to the charities. Good Innovation reports on new models for generating income Advertisement Spin-offsGood Labs has launched three spinoffs and a fundraising agency, Good Giving, which is jointly owned by the RSPCA, WaterAid, the RNIB, the BRC, the Royal British Legion and the BHF. It will focus on “reinventing payroll giving”, staring later this year.Spinning off social enterprises means that the start-up can seek funding and support that a traditional charity could not qualify for. Some Good Lab programmes have benefited from venture-capitalist funding or help from business accelerator programmes run by Facebook and Cambridge University.  585 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 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

Acer, BenQ Inc., Lenovo and Haier – accomplices

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first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en July 3, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Acer, BenQ Inc., Lenovo and Haier – accomplices ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Related documents Lettre_Sony.pdfPDF – 96.81 KB China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote today to the heads of the Taiwanese companies Acer et BenQ and the Chinese companies Lenovo and Haier asking them to stop shipping the “Green Dam Youth Escort” filtering software with their computers. The Chinese government announced on 30 June that the controversial software would not be distributed for the time being because of technical problems.“You have a responsibility to ensure respect for human rights and, in particular, respect for the fundamental right to information,” Julliard said in his letters. “The promotion of democracy and good governance should be an essential part of your company’s priorities (…) Such actions endorse censorship in China and seriously harm your company’s image and credibility. We therefore urge you to take a public position on this subject.”Green Dam’s filtering is supposedly targeted at pornographic content but its scope is in reality much broader. According to a study by the OpenNet Initiative, Green Dam has “an influence that extends beyond helping parents protect their children from age inappropriate material; the filtering options include blocking of political and religious content” (download the PDF report). The use of Green Dam has been condemned by both the European Union and the United States.The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced on 8 June that all companies selling computers in China had six weeks to ensure that the new Green Dam software (which was funded by the government) was installed on all their computers before they shipped in order to protect “young people” from “negative” Internet content.After learning on 29 June that the Japanese company Sony was selling computers in China with Green Dam installed on them before the required date, Reporters Without Borders wrote to Sony’s chairman requesting an explanation.See the letter : China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more News April 27, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further Newslast_img read more

41 journalists in prison after a month of unrest

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first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa July 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 41 journalists in prison after a month of unrest Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News March 18, 2021 Find out more News February 25, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Organisation یک ماه اعتراض : ٤١ روزنامه نگار در زندان Reporters Without Borders expressed “great concern” today about growing repression of journalists and cyber-dissidents in Iran after a month of post-election protests and called for them all to be freed at once. Five more were recently arrested, making a total of 41 journalists currently in prison.“Four of the latest five detained have been imprisoned in a secret place and like all the others their families have had no news of their condition,” it said. “In most such cases, prisoners are not allowed visitors and their lawyers have no access to their case-files.“Iran is already the world’s biggest prison for journalists and cyber-dissidents and is on the way to becoming the world’s most dangerous place for them to operate,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The five most recently arrested include photographer Tohid Bighi, who worked for the website Mashroteh (which supported reformist presidential candidate Mehedi Karoubi), who was arrested for no apparent reason on 11 July. Photographer Majid Saidi (http://majidsaeedi.com), who worked for several national and international news agencies, was arrested at his home the day before by intelligence ministry officials. He had reported from Afghanistan for Time magazine in 2001.The editor of the blog Paineveste, Henghameh Shahidi, who also worked for reformist publications, was arrested in similar circumstances on 29 June, as was another woman journalist, Somaieh Nosrati, editor of the parliamentary pages of the newspapers Teheran Emoroz and Hayat No, on 21 June. All four were taken to a secret place.Said Matinpour, of the Azeri-language weekly Yarpagh, was thrown in prison on 11 July after appearing before the Tehran Revolutionary Court. A month earlier, he had been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for “having links with foreigners” and “anti-regime propaganda.” He had also been arrested at his home in the northwestern city of Zanjan on 28 May 2007, held at Tehran’s Evin prison and freed on 26 February 2008 after posting bail of €500,000. He has had back and stomach ailments because of his time in Evin, where 19-year-old prisoner Sohrab Arabi died on 11 July as a result of torture. Sohrab Arabi’s mother waiting for news of her son in front of the Evin prison After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran News IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en last_img read more

Councillor – Minister must opt for boundary extension

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first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsCouncillor – Minister must opt for boundary extensionBy admin – May 31, 2011 695 ‘The best way forward, in line with the submissions to the boundary committee, made by Limerick City Council and others, is to grant the city an extension of its boundary, which means extending the area presently under the jurisdiction of the city council, while leaving that council in existence and expanding its membershIp, commensurate with its increased geographical area of responsibility,” he states.Commenting further on the issue he says that Limerick city is in crisis, with thousands of people unemployed and city centre businesses struggling.“The city is strangled and our commercial rate base is too small.“We are in a dangerous situation of seeking more rates from an increasingly smaller rate base – it is crystal clear that the city urgently needs a boundary extension and while the last government failed Limerick city, I have concerns now that the new minister will make the wrong decision.”Insisting that any meaningful local government reform must centre on increasing local democracy by bringing local authorities closer to the people, Cllr Quinlivan adds:“What is crystal clear to everyone is that our city has unique problems and it’s essential that the city council be maintained in order for us to tackle these problems – a speedy decision on the boundary issue is vital and that must be to extend the boundary – by doing so the Minister would be doing a huge service for the people of Limerick. “The city is strangled and our commercial rate base is too small.” WITH an announcement on the Limerick city boundary issue due from the Minister for the Environment any day now, Limerick northside councillor, Maurice Quinlivan is urging the minister to reject the recommendation of the Brosnan Report and disregard its proposal of a merger of Limerick City and County Councils.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleIncreased security measures at Anglo Irish BankNext articleOscar nominees for Limerick 3Dcamp admin Email Facebook Print Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more