E.On admits to second €2.6bn charge on Mediterranean assets

first_img Tags: NULL E.On admits to second €2.6bn charge on Mediterranean assets KCS-content Wednesday 27 October 2010 8:08 pm whatsapp GERMAN utilities company E.On admitted yesterday net profit would be lower as a result of taking €2.6bn (£2.2bn)in impairment charges on its assets in the Mediterranean.As much as €1.1bn will be written off in goodwill, with a further €1.5bn of impairments to be made on other assets in Italy, Spain and France.E.On said: “The development of electricity and commodity prices is in some cases leading to significantly lower margins and capacity utilisation,” in the three countries.However, it said earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) would not be affected as it reported earnings in the first nine months rose nine per cent to €8bn.E.On, which is due to report full nine-month results on 11 November, also confirmed its 2010 outlook for adjusted EBIT growth of between zero and three per cent.The news marks the second occasion that E.On has had to book impairment charges on its assets in Italy, Spain and France since acquiring them. In early 2009, the company booked around €1.8bn in charges on assets in the three markets. At the time, however, the bulk of the charges were related to an increase in corporate taxes in Italy. Sharecenter_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

VA Lottery reviewing 25 betting licence applications

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Virginia Lottery Board has revealed that it received 25 applications for the 12 mobile betting licences that may be issued in the state. Regions: Virginia VA Lottery reviewing 25 betting licence applications Topics: Sports betting Sports betting regulation The Lottery will consider a number of factor when reviewing the applications, including their past experience and success with sports betting in the US, their efforts to solicit minority investors and the number of new jobs and tax revenue they expect to generate in Virginia. Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Sports betting The 12-permit cap does not apply to applications tied to certain major league sports franchises headquartered in or play at a facility located in Virginia. However, it does cover applications from casino gaming partners previously selected by the cities of Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Email Address 13th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Though the Lottery did not disclose the identity of operators that put forward submissions, said the 25 applications were received between October 15 and 31. A bill passed earlier this year states the Lottery must issue a minimum of four and maximum of 12 of the new licences.last_img read more

ISL: East Bengal’s ISL season in doubt as executive committee refuses…

first_img TAGSEast BengalEast Bengal – Shree CementEast Bengal EC meetingISLISL New SeasonShree Cement SHARE ISL: East Bengal’s ISL season in doubt as executive committee refuses to sign final agreement with Shree Cement Football Football ISL New Season – East Bengal – Shree Cement tussle: East Bengal’ ISL participation dealt a heavy blow after the executive committee in a meeting on Tuesday decided against signing the final agreement with investor Shree Cement. Furthermore, the EC members said they would resign if they are forced to sign the papers. The members say that there are differences in the term sheet and final agreement while Shree Cement refuses.With just three months left for the ISL new season to start, East Bengal are now in a difficult position as Shree Cement threatened to pull out if the final agreement was not signed. The club is yet to make any new signings. Also Read: ISL New Season: Amid East Bengal-Shree Cement tussle, nine players complain to AIFF for non-payment of salaries“Every member of the committee has agreed that the club will not sign the definitive document in its current form. Also, the committee has decided that if the club is forced to sign this document under any kind of pressure, then everyone will resign,” a club statement said.ISL New Season – East Bengal – Shree Cement tussle: After the EC meeting on Tuesday, the club suspended all its social media activities until further notice, hinting at a possible break-up with Shree Cement. The EC meeting was called after Shree Cement shot an email to East Bengal club officials demanding the final agreement to be signed as soon as possible so that the preparations could start soon.Also Read: ISL New season: Shree Cements passes strong warning to East Bengal, “affiliation to be discontinued if settlement not signed”“We had our executive committee meeting today. We discussed in detail all the points and differences which exist between the term sheet and the definitive document of Shree Cement. The general secretary (Kalyan Majumdar) has also agreed with the decision of the committee and conveyed it to the club president (Pranab Dasgupta). He has informed that nobody has to sign anything at the moment,” the statement said as per Telegraph.ISL New Season – East Bengal – Shree Cement tussle: This isn’t the first time East Bengal have been at loggerheads with the investor. Before Shree Cement, the club had a fallout with Quess who eventually pulled out of the deal after two seasons. Before the ISL 2020-21 season, it was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who intervened and helped the club get an investor to play in the ISL.However, as things stand, it is unlikely that the club will have an investor for the upcoming season, meaning their ISL future is in doubt as the club won’t be able to pay the participation fee. Furthermore, the players including goalkeeper Debjit Majumder and Raju Gaikwad who joined the club to play under Robbie Fowler are also concerned about the situation and in absence of ISL, they could join other teams. Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Latest Sports News Previous articleNaomi Osaka: All 4 Tennis Grand Slams release statement in support of OsakaNext articleNets vs Celtics Game 5 NBA Playoffs: Nets win 123-109, win the series to play Bucks in Round 2 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: here’s how I’d make a million by investing in bargain UK shares today

first_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The stock market crash has left many UK shares trading at cheap prices. As such, there could be opportunities for long-term investors to generate impressive returns as indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 gradually recover.While risks remain in place, investors who purchase a diverse range of high-quality businesses now could build a surprisingly large nest egg. They could even obtain market-beating returns that improve their chances of making a million.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…Cheap UK shares after the market crashThe market crash has caused investor sentiment towards many UK shares to weaken significantly. Many industries face an uncertain outlook that has led to lower prices for their incumbents, as investors account for what could be disappointing financial performances in the coming months.This could present a buying opportunity for long-term investors. In many cases, cheap UK stocks include businesses that have strong competitive positions, solid balance sheets and are likely to not only survive the short-term economic challenges ahead, but to prosper as a recovery takes hold.Buying such companies may not necessarily lead to high returns in the short run – especially with the ongoing threat of a second market crash. But, over the long term, the track record of the economy suggests that they will experience improving operating conditions. Over time, this may lead to stronger financial performance and more bullish investor sentiment that lifts their valuations.Beating the FTSE 100Even after the market crash has been taken into account, the FTSE 100 has produced high-single-digit annual returns over its lifetime. Assuming an 8% annualised growth rate on an investment of £100,000 would produce a £1m portfolio in 30 years. Similarly, a regular investment of £750 per month would lead to the same portfolio valuation over a 30-year time period, assuming the same rate of growth.However, investors may be able to obtain a higher rate of return than the wider stock market through buying undervalued shares. They may contain wide margins of safety that provide greater scope for capital growth. And for those businesses with solid finances, they may be able to strengthen their market positions as weaker competitors struggle to survive a period of weak economic growth. This may widen their economic moat and lead to higher profit growth in the coming years.Starting todayOf course, buying UK shares after the market crash is a tough prospect for even the most experienced investors. Risks of a second downturn are likely to persist for many months. However, history shows that it is at these moments when the best buying opportunities generally present themselves. Therefore, investors who are seeking to build a large portfolio over time, and potentially make a million, may increase their chances of doing so by purchasing bargain UK shares today. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stock market crash: here’s how I’d make a million by investing in bargain 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. Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Monday, 31st August, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Gloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgGloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Team A v Team B kicks off at 8.45pm on SuperSport Variety 1.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Gloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Gloucester v Harlequins from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 6.45am on Tuesday on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Gloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch the Premiership match online from anywhereUp to 1000 lucky people will be in the ground tonight as Kingsholm becomes the second crowd pilot match in England after the Stoop hosted fans for a Gallagher Premiership match earlier in September.So everyone will be hoping they can put on a show. Jet-heeled Louis Rees-Zammit starts at full-back for the Cherry and Whites, with Ollie Thorley and Jonny May making up an exciting back-three. The Glaws faithful will also hope Stephen Varney can continue his form from nine. He lines up alongside playmaker Danny Cipriani.On the bench, big Pumas lock Matias Alemanno could make his debut.There are some Springbok-themed headlines for Quins. Bok lock Stephan Lewies skippers the side, 13-cap prop Wilco Louw could make his debut if he comes off the bench, and centre Andre Esterhuizen could make his second appearance, having got his first run-out las week.England wing Chris Ashton will reach 150 Premiership appearances if he makes it onto the park too.Gloucester: Louis Rees-Zammit; Ollie Thorley, Chris Harris, Mark Atkinson, Jonny May; Danny Cipriani, Stephen Varney; Val Rapava-Ruskin, Franco Marais, Jack Stanley, Ed Slater, Matt Garvey, Jack Clement, Lewis Ludlow (captain), Jake Polledri.Replacements: Henry Walker, Corne Fourie, Fraser Balmain, Matias Alemanno, Jordy Reid, Joe Simpson, Lloyd Evans, Billy Twelvetrees.Harlequins: Mike Brown; Cadan Murley, Joe Marchant, Luke Northmore, Aaron Morris; Marcus Smith, Danny Care; Santiago Garcia Botta, Joe Gray, Will Collier, Stephan Lewies (captain), Glen Young, James Chisholm, Will Evans, Alex Dombrandt.Replacements: Scott Baldwin, Marc Thomas, Wilco Louw, Tevita Cavubati, Archie White, Scott Steele, Andre Esterhuizen, Chris Ashton.How to watch Gloucester v Harlequins from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Gloucester v Harlequins, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fans return to Kingsholm for this Premiership encounter Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Gloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch from the UKGloucester v Harlequins, which kicks off at 7.45pm on Monday, will be shown live on BT Sport 1  in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract. Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Gloucester v Harlequins takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Gloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch Gloucester v Harlequins (kick-off 8.45pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Gloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Gloucester v Harlequins will kick off at 2.45pm EST and 11.45am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Gloucester v Harlequins live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and you can watch Gloucester v Harlequins at 4.45am on Tuesday (AEST).The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle All in: Lewis Ludlow is tackled by Danny Care (Getty Images) last_img read more

Gozu House / OPUS

first_imgCopyAbout this officeOPUSOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEl RetiroColombiaPublished on July 16, 2016Cite: “Gozu House / OPUS ” 16 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?哥伦比亚Gozu住宅/ OPUS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 Projects Gozu House / OPUSSave this projectSaveGozu House / OPUS CopyHouses•El Retiro, Colombia Colombia Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791368/gozu-house-opus Clipboard Houses Gozu House / OPUS 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791368/gozu-house-opus Clipboard Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architects: OPUS Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Construimos EA S.A.S, Cydeca S.A.S, Maria Paula ZuluagaProject Managers Architects:Manuel Jaén, Carlos David Montoya Valencia, Carlos Andres BetancurCoordinator Architect:Manel Mérida YesteDesign Team:Mateo Marín, Santiago López Posada, Carlos Alberto Cano Bedoya, Juan Sebastian RestrepoManagement And Construction:Construimos EA S.A.SStructural Engineering:Cydeca S.A.SInterior Design:Maria Paula ZuluagaCity:El RetiroCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess Specs Save this picture!© Isaac Ramirez+ 25 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Isaac Ramírez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Recommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingSave this picture!© Isaac RamirezText description provided by the architects. This House, located in a natural environment at 2,200 m height, pretends to opens, in a sensitive way, to the different surrounding landscapes of the place by proposing diffuse limits between the inside and the outside of the House. The social module is oriented towards the East, and the room’s module is oriented towards the West. They are connected through a central body of access in relation to the external spaces defined between both modules. A succession of folds in the vegetated cover evoke the movements of the mountains that configure the inner spatiality.Save this picture!© Isaac RamirezSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Isaac RamirezInside, the social area is part of a high roofing common space that allows observing the views of the Valley. A broad winding corridor connected to the central area and the intermediate patios distribute the access to the bedrooms that are open to the forest.Save this picture!© Isaac RamirezThe metal structure is shown with the reddish oxide in contact with the stone and the pinewood as the predominant materials of the House, both inside and outside.Save this picture!© Isaac RamirezSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Isaac RamirezThe thermal inertia that provides the green roof joined to the strategies of solar caption through the skylights and the glass cover of the central module allows heating the inside and preserves the thermal comfort due to the variations in the temperature between day and night.Save this picture!© Isaac RamirezProject gallerySee allShow lessBroadway Malyan to Design Additional Towers for Jakarta Business ParkArchitecture NewsArchitects for Urbanity’s ‘Urban Womb’ is a New Women and Family Complex Facility in…Unbuilt Project Sharelast_img read more

The 2016 MP Christmas card round-up

first_imgNigel Evans MP trumped that with his own: And Lib Dem leader Tim Farron: As did (amongst others):Wales first minister Carwyn Jones, with card designed by a 9-year-old schoolboy in Cwmbran who won a competition entered by 700 schoolchildren: How many MPs have sent out charity Christmas cards this year? So far the roving eye of UK Fundraising has found just two that are raising funds for charity: from First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, and Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for Clydebank.Sturgeon has sent out an Oor Wullie card, the original illustration for which is being auctioned next year for charity with proceeds divided between The ARCHIE Foundation, SiMBA, Christine Witcutt Memorial Fund and The Dixon Community, while Docherty-Hughes ran the first of what he plans to be an annual charity Christmas card competition, which raised £400 for two local charities: Clydebank Women’s Aid, and Dumbarton District Women’s Aid.A number of MPs, including Jeremy Hunt, George Osborne and Philip Dunne MP, Ludlow did at least visit charity card shops with Osborne paying his 15th annual visit to the Combined Charities Christmas card shop at Wilmslow Library: Cards designed by children in the MP’s constituency seem to be a popular choice.Jeff Smith MP, Manchester Withington also held a competition: Labour leader Jeremy Corbin however has gone for a simple design of a white dove with a red background: Melanie May | 20 December 2016 | News Other MPs went for the more humorous approach.Chief Whip Nick Brown, MP:  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 James Berry MP, Kingston & Surbiton:https://twitter.com/JamesBerryMP/status/809461635555278848center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Surely not….Other MPs have sent charity Christmas cards in the past, including then Prime Minster Gordon Brown in 2007, and Charles Kennedy in 2004. If any of your MPs have sent out charity Christmas cards this year, do let us know.  81 total views,  1 views today Edward Timpson MP, Crewe & Nantwich:https://twitter.com/edwardtimpson/status/809789740895666176 Tagged with: Charity Christmas Cards christmas politics The 2016 MP Christmas card round-up Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen three designs, all by children in her constituency. May launched a competition back in September challenging children in her constituency of Maidenhead and Twyford to come up with a design on the theme of ‘Christmas at Downing Street’. It was open to children aged 11 and under. The competition is a tradition between the Prime Minister and the Maidenhead Advertiser. We’re not too sure what UKIP’s Nigel Farage’s Christmas card design is, but this seems to get the popular vote: 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

Irish Red Cross hit by fall in fundraising

first_img Tagged with: Finance Ireland Research / statistics Irish Red Cross hit by fall in fundraising A significant fall in donations has led to job losses at the Irish Red Cross, according to the Journal.ie.The Irish Red Cross’ General Secretary Liam O’Dwyer told the Journal.ie that he had to take “serious steps” in order to deal with financial pressures, including staff cuts and pulling out of long-term projects in Africa.O’Dwyer said that by half-way through 2018 the charity had raised €800k, compared to €1.1 million in the same period last year. This represents a 27% drop in public donations. In 2016 the charity had achieved a total income of under €7 million, which represented a 10% reduction on 2015.Three core support staff roles have been lost at head office in 2018, five staff have been redeployed, and four vacant positions will not be filled.O’Dwyer added that the drop in fundraising income was accompanied by an increase in costs due to regulation and governance, which he welcomed, acknowledging that other charities were experiencing similar pressures implementing GDPR, safeguarding and accounting standards.O’Dwyer said that when there is a major emergency “the Irish public donate extremely, extremely well and they respond very well”, but donations would have been affected by the fact there hasn’t been a major international emergency to donate to since 2015.He noted that trust was a challenge for charities in general in Ireland. According to the Irish Charities Engagement Monitor, trust in charities has dropped by six per cent this year. In particular, overseas aid and development charities ranked second lowest amongst respondents when asked if they trusted the sector ‘a great deal’.The Irish Red Cross has issued a statement on its restructuring plan, explaining:“The restructuring of this very diverse organisation is being carried out in conjunction with the development of a new Irish Red Cross three-year strategy, the intention being to create a more cost-effective organisation to support its members.”The Irish Red Cross has 28 area committees and 94 branches, together with its head office. Its annual report will be published in the late Autumn. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  98 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  97 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 July 2018 | Newslast_img read more

President Kagame asked to reverse decision to shut down RFI’s FM transmitter

first_imgNews Follow the news on Rwanda Organisation RSF_en Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders wrote to Rwandan President Paul Kagame yesterday in an attempt to persuade him to reverse his 27 November decision to stop FM retransmission of the French public radio station Radio France Internationale (RFI) in Rwanda. The text of the letter, which is signed by the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, follows: “Our organisation is not taking a position on the crisis between France and Rwanda resulting from the conclusion of an investigation by French judge Jean-Louis Bruguière, which led your government to immediately break off diplomatic relations. We would simply like to explain to you why we think a news media of this standard should again be made available to the Rwandan public.The sudden termination of RFI’s broadcasts in a fit of governmental anger bodes ill for press freedom in Rwanda. It was a political action aimed at punishing France and its institutions for a decision taken by the French judiciary.In Reporters Without Borders’ view, nothing can justify silencing this news media. Punishing its country of origin or preventing the Rwandan public from hearing its news broadcasts are not valid reasons. It is an act of censorship contrary to democratic principles. It is also akin to blaming a foreign citizen for events taking place in their country, which is both unfair and dangerous.In our view, it is an error of judgment to identify RFI with the French government. RFI is known for the variety of its programming, its efforts to get close to its listeners and the conscientiousness of its journalists. The station’s management has publicly explained in the past that its statutes give it “complete editorial independence,” a degree of freedom which it has had the occasion to demonstrate. Reporters Without Borders cannot forget how, during the dark years before you became president, RFI correspondent Jean Hélène was one of the foreign reporters who covered the mounting dangers in Rwanda and the catastrophe of the 1994 genocide with the most lucidity and courage.RFI has repeatedly demonstrated its independence and has sometimes paid a high price for it. Its correspondent was expelled from Senegal in 2003 for her coverage of the war that makes life difficult for the population in the southern region of Casamance. The same punishment you have just inflicted was also imposed on RFI in Côte d’Ivoire in 2005, a year after Jean Hélène was murdered there. RFI’s correspondent in Madagascar was abruptly forced to return to France in 2005 despite his great love for Madagascar. RFI’s correspondent in Democratic Republic of Congo was the target of a very disturbing hate campaign this year and finally had to leave.RFI has been and continues to be a quality news outlet that is respected and appreciated by Rwandans. As a result, the leading victim of this measure is the Rwandan public, which has suffered a reduction in the diversity of the news sources available to it. Reporters Without Borders urges you not to make RFI’s Rwandan listeners pay the price of a political crisis between your country and France.I hope you will be persuaded by our arguments.” Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out morecenter_img April 6, 2020 Find out more News RwandaAfrica RwandaAfrica BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist to go further November 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Kagame asked to reverse decision to shut down RFI’s FM transmitter News February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more