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first_imgNCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgMkombozi Commercial Bank Plc (MKCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc (MKCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc (MKCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc (MKCB.tz)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMkombozi Commercial Bank Plc (MKCB) is a commercial bank serving and supporting emerging businesses in Tanzania. The financial institution targets small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, SACCOS and social enterprises such as schools, universities and public enterprises. MKCB started as an initiative of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference in 2009 to address the need to provide financial solutions to start-up businesses aswell as institutional investors and government entities. MKCB has 6 branches in the major towns and cities of Tanzania and plans to extend its footprint to increase accessibility and financial inclusion in areas which cannot be handled by mobile banking. Mkombozi Commercial Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares How you could have doubled your profits on the Boohoo and Ocado share prices Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: BOO OCDO 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. 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. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended ASOS. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. At the time of the Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) flotation in March 2014, the BBC ran the headline “Boohoo flotation to value fashion retailer at £560m.” I remember thinking that was a lot of money, perhaps too much.At the time, ASOS, which had floated in 2001, had soared to what turned out to be its first major peak, and I thought that stock was seriously overvalued. A good time for the owners of Boohoo to come to market to get the best price they can, I thought. But perhaps not one that would favour the new investor.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…Well, the ASOS price subsequently crashed, then climbed again, then crashed again. And Boohoo shares themselves had lost around 50% of their value a year after flotation.But today, Boohoo has a market capitalisation of £3,660m — over six and a half times its IPO valuation. Even with the early price slump, you could have turned £10,000 into more than £65,000 in just under six years.So does that make getting in at IPO a good strategy?It’s often the second wave in a new market that makes the money, and Boohoo has managed to avoid the mistakes made by ASOS. But my answer is still no. After all, if you’d waited a year until the initial exuberance settled, you could have had twice the profit in a shorter time.IPO disasterI thought about the Boohoo IPO when I was looking at guarantor loan company Amigo Holdings. Amigo floated in 2018, but it only saw its shares above the offer price for a few brief early spells. If you’d bought on the day, you’d be nursing a loss of more than 80% today.There are fears of a regulatory crackdown, and the firm’s biggest shareholder is selling. All in all, that was a disastrous IPO for investors — but not for the company’s founders, who pocketed a packet.But some IPOs must surely be good investments, mustn’t they?Another winnerWell, there’s Ocado (LSE: OCDO), which floated as an online supermarket as long ago as July 2010. Ocado shares are now 660% up on their initial offer price. And that, most definitely, is a cracking result in less than 10 years. But in my view, it was still a bad buy at IPO.Management was greedy and tried to price the offering at 200p-275p. But analysts made it clear they thought that was overpriced. The offer price was reluctantly dropped to 180p, but the shares still opened around 163p in conditional trading. The share price wasn’t able to remain sustainably ahead of the offer price until April 2013. And as late as October 2017, we were still looking at a gain of ‘only’ 60%. Not bad, but not the exciting growth result that many hoped for at flotation.The Ocado share price started soaring only in 2018, as the company effectively transitioned from being an online supermarket to a provider of online trading technology.The thing with Ocado, and with Boohoo, is that there was plenty of time for investors to watch how things went and make rational decisions based on actual performance rather than taking a gamble.And waiting and watching gives you the opportunity to avoid IPO dogs like Amigo. 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first_imgJon BeebyJon Beeby, a rugby player turned coach, has set himself the challenge of walking 3,108 miles from New York to Chicago then following Route 66 all the way to California.The project is called A Step too far? His Aim is to raise £100,000 for The Tag Rugby Trust, a charity that coaches children in deprived areas of the world to learn how to play Tag Rugby in an aim to enhance their lives. Tag Rugby Trust operates in countries like Uganda, India and Mexico and is aiming to use the money from A Step too Far? to pay for underprivileged teenagers from both the UK and USA to be participants on the tour.Over the last three months, Jon Has been working tirelessly to organise the route, sponsorship, his support team as well as working with the press. He has the backing of a few famous people in the rugby world and more further afield with the likes of Jonny Wilkinson, Riki Flutey, Dara O’Briain and Jason Manford.He starts his walk on 1st May 2011 and will be walking through till the beginning of August.For more details… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Website – www.steptoofar.comEmail – [email protected]center_img Twitter – www.twitter.com/jonbeebyFacebook – www.facebook.com/AStepToofarlast_img read more

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first_img Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Donald Trump, Ecumenical & Interreligious, Temporary Protected Status Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Latin America, Docenas de personas asisten a un evento esta semana en Houston organizado por Crecen para ofrecer información y mostrar su apoyo a los afectados por la decisión del gobierno de Trump de ponerle fin al Estatus de Protección Temporal, o TPS, para los salvadoreños. Foto de Crecen, vía Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] La Iglesia Episcopal y organizaciones ecuménicas asociadas le han pedido al Congreso que actúe si la administración Trump rehúsa reconsiderar su decisión de terminar las protecciones migratorias para casi 200.000 salvadoreños en EE.UU. a quienes durante años les han permitido echar raíces y criar a sus familias en comunidades estadounidenses.En cuestión está la política conocida como Estatus de Protección Temporal (o TPS por su sigla en inglés). El gobierno de Trump ha asumido una posición radical sobre esa política, diciendo que nunca tuvo el propósito de ofrecerles a los inmigrantes residencia permanente. El estatus suele concedérsele a extranjeros provenientes de países que sufren desastres naturales o guerras.En noviembre, el Ejecutivo ordenó la terminación del TPS para más de 50.000 haitianos para mediados de 2019. El presidente Barack Obama había aprobado esa designación de TPS luego del terremoto de 2010 que devastó a Haití.Los salvadoreños constituyen el mayor grupo al que se le ha permitido permanecer en Estados Unidos conforme al TPS. El presidente George W. Bush le concedió a los salvadoreños protección de deportación luego de un terremoto que afectó a El Salvador. Ahora, los salvadoreños tendrán hasta septiembre de 2019 para obtener residencia permanente legal en Estados Unidos o abandonar el país.“Si hay algún grupo de personas [sobre las cuales] uno pueda imaginar un amplio acuerdo de que no deben ser deportadas, son estas personas”, dijo Sarah Lawton, líder laica de la Diócesis Episcopal de California que ha hecho de la sensibilización hacia los salvadoreños “una cuestión esencial para mí”desde los años 80 del pasado siglo.Las familias salvadoreñas a quienes ayudan agrupaciones religiosas en San Francisco son miembros contribuyentes de la comunidad local, dijo Lawton, feligresa de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan Evangelista [St. John the Evangelist]. Las familias por lo general incluyen padres que son dedicados trabajadores e hijos que son ciudadanos estadounidenses porque nacieron aquí. Para tales familias, las noticias del 8 de enero resultaron devastadoras.“El lunes por la mañana me despertó la llamada de una amiga que está aterrada de que la vayan a deportar”, dijo Lawton.Su amiga es una salvadoreño con TPS, cuyo marido es de Honduras y se enfrenta a sus propia incertidumbre porque el gobierno de Trump está liquidando el programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (o DACA por su sigla en inglés), que le ha permitido permanecer en EE.UU. Sus dos hijos son ciudadanos estadounidenses.La Iglesia Episcopal suele abogar por el mantenimiento del TPS, particularmente cuando obligar a algunas personas a regresar a sus países de origen podría romper familias, constituir amenazas a la seguridad personal o ambas cosas. La Convención General aprobó una resolución en 2015 en que se comprometía a apoyar el Estatus de Protección Temporal “para todos los inmigrantes que huyen de la violencia, los desastres medioambientales, la devastación económica o el abuso cultural u otras formas de abuso”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia ha expresado su preocupación sobre el cambio de política hacia los salvadoreños.“Múltiples estudios han demostrado que El Salvador no puede repatriar con seguridad a casi 200.000 individuos”, dijo la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales en una declaración el 9 de enero. “El Salvador está considerado como el país más violento del Hemisferio Occidental y ha sufrido continuos desastres naturales, estancamiento del desarrollo económico y carencia de infraestructura y de sistemas sanitarios. Además, la mayoría de los salvadoreños acogidos al TPS contribuyen económica, cultural y socialmente a EE.UU.“El Congreso y la rama ejecutiva deben diseñar una solución a largo plazo, para salvadoreños y otros nacionales que actualmente tienen TPS, que reconozca tanto las duras condiciones del país como abordar humanamente las realidades de los individuos afectados”.El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, al anunciar la decisión de terminar el TPS para los salvadoreños, dijo que compete al Congreso decidir si les concede protección a largo plazo a esas personas afectadas. [La agencia] justificó el fin de las protecciones temporales citando el éxito de los empeños de recuperación después del terremoto.“Basándose en cuidadosa consideración de la información disponible…el Secretario determinó que las condiciones originales causadas por los terremotos de 2001 ya no existen”, decía la Seguridad Nacional en su declaración del 8 de enero.Pero el propio Departamento de Estado del presidente Donald Trump ha reconocido los peligros de la vida en El Salvador. En una advertencia de viaje emitida en febrero de 2017, el Departamento de Estado aconsejaba a los ciudadanos de EE.UU. “a considerar cuidadosamente los riesgos de viajar a El Salvador debido a los altos índices de delito y violencia”. [Este aviso] hacía notar que la tasa de homicidios del país está entre las más altas del mundo y que la actividad pandilleril se encuentra “generalizada”.El gobierno de Trump anunció anteriormente que terminaba el Estatus de Protección Temporal para ciudadanos de Sudán y Nicaragua, además de Haití. Por ahora, sigue en vigor para ciudadanos de Honduras, Nepal, Somalia, Sudán del Sur, Siria y Yemen, aunque el gobierno debe revisar cada designación en el transcurso del próximo año para determinar si extiende o cancela esas protecciones también. La decisión sobre los sirios deberá tomarse más adelante este mes.Los obispos anglicanos de América Central han programado una reunión este mes para discutir el impacto de la migración y la repatriación en la región, incluidos como un resultado de cambios en la política estadounidense. Los obispos se proponen, en parte, responder a “la falta de preparación para enfrentar los efectos sociales de las políticas migratorias del gobierno de Estados Unidos”, dijo la Iglesia Anglicana de México .Agrupaciones y denominaciones cristianas se han unido a la Iglesia Episcopal en objetar la eliminación del TPS. Un representante de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. emitió una declaración en la que califica de “desoladora” la decisión del gobierno de Trump. El Servicio Mundial de Iglesias también ha dado a conocer un comunicado en que denuncia la decisión.Cristosal, una organización de derechos humanos con raíces en las iglesias Episcopal y Anglicana y que tiene su sede en El Salvador, publicó una declaración en la que advertía que el fin del TPS causará “innecesario sufrimiento humano” no sólo a los salvadoreños a quienes se les ordene regresar a su país natal, sino también a sus aproximadamente 190.000 hijos nacidos en EE.UU. y a “las muchas comunidades estadounidenses que dependen de las contribuciones económicas, culturales y sociales de los migrantes y se benefician de las mismas”.Elmer Romero, un episcopal de Houston que es miembro de la junta de Cristosal, asistió a una reunión sobre el TPS que celebró esta semana el grupo de apoyo Crecen. A los 60 a 80 salvadoreños que asistieron  les preguntaron cuántos planeaban regresar voluntariamente a El Salvador. “Nadie levantó la mano”, dijo Romero a Episcopal News Service.“No existe ningún tipo de desarrollo económico para crear oportunidades, especialmente para la población joven”, dijo Romero de El Salvador, y la violencia relacionada con los cárteles de la droga es un peligro siempre presente.Él también impugnó la afirmación del gobierno de Trump de que el país, fuera de la capital, se ha recuperado de los estragos del terremoto. “Si uno profundiza en la sociedad, hay aún familias que básicamente lo perdieron todo y que siguen enfrentando muchísimas dificultades”.Romero, un salvadoreño-americano que se mudó a Estados Unidos en 2000, antes del terremoto, trabaja como director de un programa del Centro Houston para la Alfabetización y se ha dedicado durante los últimos 17 años a ayudar a inmigrantes y refugiados a encontrar servicios en este país. Su esposa es sacerdote episcopal.A él no le sorprendió la decisión del gobierno de Trump esta semana, y llamó un éxito que a los salvadoreños les dieran 18 meses antes de que caduque el TPS. Él espera que los activistas puedan persuadir al Congreso de que apruebe una ley que le otorgue protección permanente a los residentes a los cuales él atiende. Hasta entonces, dijo, ellos enfrentan un futuro incierto, y algunos ya están contemplando  arreglos que les permitan a sus hijos quedarse en Estados Unidos.Otras disposiciones semejantes se debaten en el área [metropolitana] de San Francisco, según Lawton, que trabaja como coordinadora de programa en el Centro para la Investigación Laboral y la Educación de la Universidad de California-Berkeley.Lawton dijo que su iglesia, la Diócesis de California y otras [instituciones] que abogan por las comunidades inmigrantes están ayudando a conectar a los salvadoreños con representantes legales para combatir la deportación y movilizarse a favor de soluciones legislativas en la capital del estado y en Washington, D.C.“Somos una diócesis santuario. Somos una parroquia santuario. Estamos haciendo todo lo que podemos para garantizar el debido proceso a las personas que se someten a él”, dijo Lawton. “Alzaremos juntos nuestras voces”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Por David PaulsenPosted Jan 11, 2018 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Faith & Politics, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Immigration, Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopales brindan su apoyo al tiempo que agrupaciones cristianas denuncian el cambio de política de EE.UU. hacia salvadoreños Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

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first_img Please enter your name here December 24, 2018 at 4:07 am 1 COMMENT UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSChristmas AppsDonna’s Deals Previous articleGoodwill calling for donations this holiday seasonNext articleThe greatest gift: Organ Transplant Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Here is a new fun idea to get your little one into the Christmas spirit. From a text from Santa to an Advent Calendar, we found a few free apps to try with your children this Christmas.Call from Santa Find the app here free for iOS and Android. Amaze your children by requesting a free personalized phone call from Santa. Parents can use this app together with your children to encourage good behavior all year long.Advent 2016 Countdown the days until Christmas with the Advent 2016 app. Instead of a piece of chocolate for  each day, you will find a surprise behind every door.  Each day is filled with games and the opportunity to explore a Winter Wonderland. Find the app here for iOS and Android. Pic Collage Maker – Holiday Version If you don’t already have this app, you must download it now. With the new layout and clean design, it’s even easier to unleash your creativity. This holiday, check  out the seasonal stickers, backgrounds, and templates. Create fun Christmas, Hannukah, and New Year’s collages. Find the app here for iOS and Android. Max LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Donna’s Deals: Christmas Edition Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Great Christmas Apps!I can suggest Christmas Stories app for you to tryMy kids love reading and they enjoy the appIt’s available on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Mvassdev.ChristmasStories You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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first_img 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. 4) Royal Mail & The Stroke AssociationRoyal Mail has raised £2million for The Stroke Association, as part of a two-year partnership which ended in December 2016. The money was raised by Royal Mail employees across the UK in variety of ways, including a bug eating competition, skydiving, a 180-mile spin challenge and the Ops Fundraising Challenge, which raised over £1.04 million and saw regions compete to raise the most money. All funds were match funded by the company. 7) The Branch Line Society & Railway ChildrenOver £43,000 has been raised by the Branch Line Society for Railway Children through a special train trip to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the High Speed Train. The Branch Line Society chartered a special train, in conjunction with Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), 125 Group and PLEG, which took passengers from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh and back on 18th March. Passengers included original High Speed Train designer Sir Kenneth Grange. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDQ7D9A8XzM[/youtube]5) Mick George Ltd & AddenbrookesA year-long partnership between Mick George Ltd and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) has resulted in the redevelopment of Addenbrooke’s Outpatients’ Garden. Mick George donated over £115,000 to develop the previously overgrown garden, which now features a number of benches, a variety of flowers and ‘The Otter’, a water-feature commissioned for Addenbrooke’s by sculptor Laurence Broderick, who created the ‘Bull’ centrepiece at Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre. 6) Morrisons & CLIC SargentMorrisons has launched its first campaign with CLIC Sargent, which will see it donate 20p from every sale of its packs of British strawberries to the charity. Each pack will retail for £2 and feature the charity’s ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’ tagline and logo. British strawberries have started arriving on Morrisons shelves already, and be available in all stores by mid-April. CLIC Sargent will use some of the money raised by the partnership to expand its financial grants programme for families and young people in need. Morrisons chose CLIC Sargent as its new charity partner in February 2017 and is aiming to raise £8 million over the next three years.  121 total views,  1 views today Advertisement 8 corporate fundraising partnerships for April 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis64center_img 2) Slimming World & GOSHSlimming World members have raised £25,000 in three months for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The funds will go towards some of the refurbishment and redevelopment of the hospital’s new cardiac ward. Slimming World has set itself a target of raising £150,000 for GOSH, a new charity partner for 2017, over the course of this year. It donates 10p from the sale of every healthy recipe book, and members are invited to drop small change from their weekly £4.95 group membership payment into Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity branded donation boxes. 3) The Wrigley Company & Keep Britain TidyBin it for Good, the anti-litter project created by Keep Britain Tidy and The Wrigley Company won an Excellence Award for Sustainability at the 2016-17 AIM Nudging for Good Awards. Bin it for Good was designed to change behaviour around littering by offering a reward that benefits the community rather than the individual. For three months, a town centre’s street bins are transformed into ‘charity collection tins’, featuring a new local charity each month. The more litter that goes into the bins each month, and the less litter on the street, the greater a donation the charity receives. Bin it for Good has seen successful results in ten council areas so far, and reduced litter by an average of 42% at one site over three months in the pilot project.  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis64 For the first Friday of the month, here are eight of the corporate fundraising partnerships that are currently taking place around the UK. From bug eating events to donations from sales of products, and bins that raise money for charity the more rubbish people put into them, there is a wide range of fundraising activities going on this month.1) Aramark, Make A Wish Foundation, & British Red CrossAramark has chosen the Make a Wish Foundation and the British Red Cross as its nominated charities in Ireland and the UK for 2017. Throughout the coming year, Aramark’s 15,000 employees will run a series of fundraising events with proceeds raised going directly towards these charities. Aramark established a charitable fund in 2008 and each year, employees nominate charities which they feel are in need of Aramark’s support. In the last nine years over £326,000 has been raised for charities across the UK and Ireland by its employees. 8) Gardman and Marie CurieGarden products and wild bird care supplier Gardman is pledging to donate 50p for every sale of its cast-iron Daffodil Bird Feeder and up to £1.50 for sales of its Wild Bird Seed Blend to Marie Curie which aims to raise £200,000. Gardman launched the Marie Curie branded bird feeding products in January as part of its #GardmanDaffodil campaign. Melanie May | 6 April 2017 | News Tagged with: corporate fundraising events Fundraising ideaslast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Madeline Hamm printBesides their ABCs, addition and subtraction, students at Tanglewood Elementary School are learning financial skills.Students from kindergarten to third grade go through a six-week Junior Achievement (JA) program. The topics range from learning the difference between needs and wants, how money moves through a community and how to make deposits and withdrawals from a bank account.Students wait after school in carpool line outside of Tanglewood Elementary School.Junior Achievement, which started in Tarrant County in 1956, began as an after-school program to teach students how to create and operate a business. It has grown to over 150 sponsoring companies that serve approximately 30,000 students annually, according to their website.“Junior Achievement offers activity-based, interactive instruction that focuses on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, as well as work and college readiness,” said Priscilla Miller, education manager of Junior Achievement of The Chisholm Trail, Inc. “Local volunteers bring business relevancy to the classroom and reinforce the value of education.”“What makes this program unique is our local volunteers who share their real-world experiences with the students,” Miller said.Amy McCullough has volunteered with JA for the past two years. She is an employment manager for First Command Financial Services and said she loves working directly with the children.“This year, we are going to be reading from a book and learning all about working on a farm, trading, money and planting a garden,” McCullough said. “It is so much fun to have interaction and to be part of their education.”Tanglewood Principal Connie Smith said she likes the program because it meets the state standards, the kids really enjoy it and the teachers believe it’s a solid program.“I enjoy the time that I am afforded to be able to volunteer and give back to my community,” McCullouch said. “It is fulfilling to make a difference in a child’s life, even if very small.”Williams Trew at Tanglewood (courtesy of Junior Achievement) Madeline Hammhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madeline-hamm/ Twitter Linkedin Twitter There have been three sexual assaults involving students since the fall semester began, and campus police informed the community through crime alerts. While TCU Police’s efforts to increase security and prevention are commendable, they could be doing more to ensure campus safety by giving more details on the assaults. When something this serious is happening on campus, the campus community has a right to know more about the situation. Linkedin Officers encourage proactive measures during holiday season Madeline Hammhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madeline-hamm/ ReddIt Madeline Hammhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madeline-hamm/center_img + posts Community reaches out to homeless Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday IMAGE: From the TCU Diamond to Lupton Stadium Madeline Hammhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madeline-hamm/ ReddIt Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers Previous articleWith police chief search underway, FWPD weighs racial inclusionNext articleRangers’ Gallardo recognized for impact on city Madeline Hamm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature last_img read more

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first_img Asia – Pacific News Causes for concernIn India (131st), journalists were exposed to violence stemming from the persistent conflicts in the states of Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir. The threat from mafia groups operating in the main cities of the coutnry also contributed to self-censorship. However, the authorities were no better. In May, they unveiled the “Information Technology Rules 2011,” which have dangerous implications for online freedom of expression. Foreign reporters saw their visa requests turned down or were pressured to provide positive coverage. In Indonesia, an army crackdown in West Papua province, where at least two journalists were killed, five kidnapped and 18 assaulted in 2011, was the main reason for the country’s fall to 146th position in the index. A corrupt judiciary that is too easily influenced by politicians and pressure groups and government attempts to control the media and Internet have prevented the development of a freer press.Illegal detention and intimidation in Mongolia (100th) and the Maldives (73rd) showed up the weakness of press freedom there. A climate of religious intolerance prevailed in the Maldives, where media organizations were subjected to threats by the authorities and had to deal with an Islamic affairs ministry bent on imposing the Sharia to the detriment of free expression. Authoritarianism and ambivalence at the bottom of the indexFreedom of information worsened considerably in two Asian countries under authoritarian rule.China, which has more journalists, bloggers and cyber-dissidents in prison than any other country, stepped up its censorship and propaganda in 2011 and tightened its control of the Internet, particularly the blogosphere. The first protest movements in Arab countries and the ensuing calls for democracy in China’s main cities set off a wave of arrests with no end yet in sight.In the autonomous regions of Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, protests by minorities regularly gave rise to a harsh crackdown by the authorities. In Beijing and Shanghai, international correspondents were particular targets of the security forces and had to work under the continual threat of expulsion or having their visas withdrawn. Journalists were prevented from covering most of the events that threatened China’s stability or might have given it a negative image. Vietnam (172nd) appeared to follow China’s repressive lead and fell seven places. Politically committed journalists and pro-democracy bloggers were harassed by the authorities while the courts continued to invoke state security to hand out prison sentences ranging from two to seven years. The blogger Pham Minh Hoang, for example, was sentenced to three years in prison and three years under house arrest on 10 August on a charge of trying to overthrow the government. to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information In Sri Lanka (163rd), the stranglehold of the Rajapakse clan forced the last few opposition journalists to flee the country. Any that stayed behind were regularly subjected to harassment and threats. Attacks were less common but impunity and official censorship of independent news sites put an end to pluralism and contributed more than ever to self-censorship by almost all media outlets. Burma (169th) showed signs of beginning to carry out reforms including partial amnesties and a reduction in prior censorship, but it remained largely under the control of an authoritarian government run by former members of the military junta reinvented as civilian politicians. Less than 10 of its journalists remain in prison at the start of 2012.In North Korea (178th), although news and information was able to move across its borders to a greater extent, no one knows whether this will continue under Kim Jong-un, the son and heir of Kim Jong-il. The dynastic succession, the dominance of the military machine and the government’s desire for power give no grounds for optimism. At the top, the good boys turn badThose who are traditionally good performers did not shine in 2011. With New Zealand’s fall to 13th position, no country in the Asia-Pacific region figured among the top 10 in the index. Hong Kong (54th) saw a sharp deterioration in press freedom in 2011 and its ranking fell sharply. Arrests, assaults and harassment worsened working conditions for journalists to an extent not seen previously, a sign of a worrying change in government policy.In Australia (30th), the media were subjected to investigations and criticism by the authorities, and were denied access to information, while in Japan (22nd) coverage of the tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear accident gave rise to excessive restrictions and exposed the limits of the pluralism of the country’s press. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News June 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalistscenter_img Receive email alerts Asia – Pacific RSF_en Download the full version January 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Asia News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News June 2, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Violence and censorship on the rise in AsiaViolence and impunity persist in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Philippines, more repression in Sri Lanka, Vietnam and ChinaIn Afghanistan (150th) and Pakistan (151st), violence remained the main concern for journalists, who were under constant threat from the Taliban, religious extremists, separatist movements and political groups. With 10 deaths in 2011, Pakistan was the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the second year in a row.In the Philippines (140th), which rose again in the index after falling in 2010 as a result of the massacre of 32 journalists in Ampatuan in November 2009, paramilitary groups and private militias continued to attack media workers. The judicial investigation into the Ampatuan massacre made it clear that the response of the authorities was seriously inadequate. Journalists continued to be exposed to violence in Bangladesh (129th) and Nepal (106th), although less than in the past. In Nepal, journalists were regularly subjected to threats from rival political groups and their supporters. In Bangladesh, opposition groups and the ruling Awami League took turns to attack and obstruct the press. Despite genuine media pluralism, the law allows the government to maintain excessive control over the media and the Internet.In Nepal, a decline in attacks by Maoist groups in the south and greater efficiency on the part of the justice system account for the modest improvement in the country’s ranking. However, press freedom was marred by threats and attacks by politicians and armed groups throughout the year. last_img read more

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