ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin and Cash ISAs! I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares to retire early

first_imgForget Bitcoin and Cash ISAs! I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares to retire early The FTSE 100’s decline of 19% since the start of 2020 may cause some investors to consider buying Bitcoin or holding their capital in a Cash ISA.While the virtual currency may offer high return prospects, significant risks such as a lack of fundamentals could mean that many investors are disappointed with its long-term performance.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…Similarly, Cash ISAs may disappoint due to their low returns in an era when interest rates look set to remain close to zero in support of an economic recovery.Therefore, buying cheap FTSE 100 shares, such as the two companies discussed below, after the recent market crash could be a better proposition from a risk/reward perspective. They may boost your portfolio’s returns and help you to retire early.UnileverFTSE 100 consumer goods company Unilever (LSE: ULVR) reported a somewhat disappointing first quarter update recently. Due to coronavirus, its underlying sales growth in emerging markets fell to a negative 1.8%. Although this was offset by a rise in developed markets sales of 2.8%, the near-term outlook for the business in a period when containment measures persist could be challenging.This may present an opportunity for investors to buy a high-quality business while investor sentiment is relatively weak and it offers a wide margin of safety. For example, the Unilever share price has fallen by 11% over the last year.Long-term trends such as rising disposable incomes in emerging markets and a shift towards direct-to-consumer channels look set to persist over the coming years. This could benefit Unilever’s performance, and may enable it to deliver growth ahead of the FTSE 100’s returns. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business.FTSE 100 miner FresnilloAnother FTSE 100 stock that could offer good value for money at the present time is gold and silver miner Fresnillo (LSE: FRES). Its shares have gained 32% already this year. But rising demand for precious metals could provide it with strong operating conditions that enable it to deliver rising profitability.In fact, the business is forecast to post a rise in its bottom line of 61% in the next financial year. With a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.4, it seems to offer a wide margin of safety that could produce high capital returns for investors.Of course, Fresnillo has struggled with its operational performance over the last few years. This has caused its share price to lag those of its rivals at times. However, its recent updates have suggested that it is making progress in improving in this area, which could help to boost its profitability and investor sentiment over the long run.Therefore, buying shares in the FTSE 100 company as part of a diverse portfolio of businesses could be a worthwhile move that helps to bring your retirement date a step closer. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 | More on: FRES ULVR 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. Peter Stephens owns shares of Fresnillo and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address 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. 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Se aceptan solicitudes para la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Nov 19, 2014 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [19 de noviembre, del 2014] Se aceptan solicitudes y nominaciones para que jóvenes participen en la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General (GCOYP) en la 78a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal que se celebrará del 25 de junio al 3 de julio, del 2015 en Salt Lake City, UT.En colaboración con la Oficina de la Convención General y el Presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados, la Oficina de Ministerios de la Juventud está coordinando el proceso de solicitudes y de discernimiento de los adolescentes de la escuela secundaria para que participen de la GCOYP.  Las solicitudes y nominaciones están disponibles aquí.Bronwyn Clark Skov, Oficial de los Ministerios de la Juventud  de la Iglesia Episcopal, explicó que varias resoluciones de la Convención General, que datan desde el 1982 hasta el 2000 requieren una Presencia Oficial de la Juventud. Los seleccionados se limitan a no más de dos jóvenes de secundaria de cada una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia Episcopal, y se les concede asiento y voz en las reuniones de la Cámara de los Diputados en virtud de las actuales Reglas de Orden de la Cámara de los Diputados.CriteriosPara poder pedir una solicitud, los candidatos deben cumplir con los siguientes criterios:•  Ser miembros activos y comulgantes en buen estado en una congregación de la Iglesia Episcopal• Tener por lo menos 16 años de edad y no más de 19 durante la Convención General• Ser un estudiante actual de escuela secundaria, matriculados en 9, 10, 11, o 12 ° grado durante el año escolar 2014/15• Ser capaces de viajar solos en avión o en tren hacia y desde las reuniones tenidas en Estados Unidos sin escolta• Estar disponible para viajar a la orientación y entrenamiento obligatorio del jueves 9 de abril al domingo 12 de abril del 2015 – Ubicación se determinará• Estar disponible para estar presente en la Convención General en Salt Lake City, Utah, del miércoles 24 de junio al viernes, 3 de julio del 2015Skov explicó que los jóvenes que sirvan como miembros de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud participarán en un fin de semana de entrenamiento/orientación de creación de comunidad, de adoración y de proceso legislativo antes de la Convención General.“Se les animará a asistir a las reuniones sinodales locales antes de la Convención General del 2015 y se beneficiarían de la reunión con los diputados adultos de sus propias diócesis para aprender más sobre el proceso de las resoluciones”, dijo ella. “En la Convención General del 2015 van a asistir a las audiencias de los comités legislativos, se les animará a hablar sobre las cuestiones en las audiencias, y pueden participar en el debate en las reuniones de la Cámara de los Diputados. Estos jóvenes deben estar seguros de sí mismos, hablar con propiedad y estar llenos de energía”.La Oficina de la Convención General proporciona la financiación para que cada uno de los participantes cubra el costo de los viajes, alojamiento y comidas durante el fin de semana de orientación y durante la Convención General.La fecha límite es el 23 de diciembre. Todos los solicitantes también deben identificar a un nominador, no miembro de la familia, que pueda completar en línea un formulario antes del 23 de diciembre.Se contactará a los nominadores a principios de enero y los solicitantes serán notificados de su situación en febrero. La Presencia Oficia de la Juventud se dará a conocer en marzo.Las preguntas deben ser dirigidas a Skov en [email protected] o al 646-242-1421. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Se aceptan solicitudes para la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal del 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Redlining exhibit at Cleveland cathedral examines historic roots of housing…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis “Undesigning the Redline” is on view through Dec. 20 at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo: Trinity Cathedral via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] One of the most pervasive and insidious forms of systemic racism in the 20th century is still with us today: the once federally sanctioned practice of housing discrimination known as redlining. Its impact on American cities can still be seen – and even mapped – in the glaring inequities in access to education, health care and other resources based on where people live.But many Americans don’t realize that the demographic and economic makeup of the neighborhoods they live in can be traced back to racist government policies from the 1930s, making it difficult to address the root causes of the de facto segregation seen in many cities.That’s why Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, the seat of the Diocese of Ohio, invited a traveling interactive exhibit called “Undesigning the Redline” to set up shop there.“This is a cathedral where the congregation and the staff really value our presence as being a part of the wider civic conversation,” said the Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens, dean of the cathedral.The goal, Owens told Episcopal News Service, is “to create a space where folks can come in and really see the history for what it is and be changed by that. We’re not trying to tell people what to think. We’re just inviting them in to see what the history really is – how our city grid got made and how we forgot that process – so that we can actually begin to heal.”In the 1930s, federal agencies created “residential security maps” of hundreds of cities for mortgage lenders, indicating which neighborhoods they considered safe investments and which ones they deemed more risky. Demographics were a significant part of the criteria; areas with high proportions of African-American, Jewish, Asian and Hispanic residents were labeled less desirable and banks were discouraged from investing in those areas. Neighborhoods were color-coded: green for “best,” blue for “still desirable,” yellow for “definitely declining” and red for “hazardous.”Redlining made it extremely difficult for residents of the “undesirable” neighborhoods to buy homes – one of the causes of today’s racial wealth gap – and it lowered property values there, paving the way for “urban renewal” projects that often razed entire neighborhoods.“Undesigning the Redline” connects the systemic racism of the past with the persistent inequities of the present. Photo: Trinity Cathedral via FacebookThe interactive exhibit, developed by a New York firm called Designing the WE, has previously been staged in other cities around the country that were affected by redlining. It includes the original 1930s maps distributed by the federal government, along with contemporary maps showing the lingering effects of redlining.“You place a pin on the map where you live, and you can see visually how the cities were laid out and divided,” Owens said. “Then, it’s got maps that list outcomes based on where people live today, so maps that look at access to transportation and health care, poverty, all of which are overlaid over these maps that were put in place 80 years ago.“‘Lingering effects’ barely begins to state it. It continues to shape and impact the people who live there today,” Owens added.Owens said the exhibit has elicited personal stories from members of the diocesan and cathedral staff who have been impacted by redlining, and it’s changed the way he thinks about his own neighborhood.“I can see the neighborhood where I now live, how it was zoned back in the ’30s and how that has impacted who my neighbor is today. And it’s important for me to look at that and now own that because that’s now my history too,” Owens told ENS.The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, takes in the “Undesigning the Redline” exhibit. Photo: Trinity Cathedral via FacebookThe exhibit is on view from Oct. 7 through Dec. 20, and it includes a series of presentations and forums and a trolley tour through the city to see some of the starkest examples of redlined neighborhoods.Owens sees his cathedral as a place “where we can all come and learn,” and this exhibit is just one way of fulfilling that vision.“You almost have to want to know about [redlining] to learn about it,” Owens said. “And my hope with exhibits like this – I feel a responsibility as a pastor to communicate to my congregation that this is real. And this shapes everything, like how we are fortunate or not fortunate to have wealth or not. … Reconciliation starts with the willingness to walk into the spaces and look at the history.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Faith & Politics, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Redlining exhibit at Cleveland cathedral examines historic roots of housing discrimination Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN By Egan MillardPosted Oct 15, 2019 last_img read more

Vote in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2

first_img Michael Heaton 2 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. James1958 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this morningNext article6 Steps to a Happy Holiday of Healthy Eating Food Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR At the March 15th, 2017 Apopka City Council meeting, Commissioner Diane Velazquez verbally announced her intentions to run for re-election to the City Commission. It was the beginning of the race for Seat #2.Then eight months passed, and Velazquez found herself still running in her own lane unopposed.Finally, on December 1st, two candidates joined Velazquez in the race and filed to run in the Seat #2 election – Leroy Bell and Alicia Koutsoulieris.Velazquez won Seat #2 in 2014, defeating incumbent Marilyn Ustler-McQueen with over 55% of the vote. She has high name recognition and is likely to be well-financed. Bell and Koutsoulieris are first-time candidates in Apopka and will have an uphill climb to defeat her.On the other hand, six straight challenged incumbents have lost in Apopka Municipal elections dating back to 2012. Retiring Commissioner Billie Dean was the last incumbent to defend his Seat (#1) way back in 2010.So do Bell or Koutsoulieris have a chance against Velazquez? There’s one way to find out. The Apopka Voice has promised to keep the readers informed of this historic election cycle, and this is the first step. Where does the race for Seat #2 stand?As we did two weeks ago with the race for Apopka Mayor and for Seat #1, we are asking this question of our readers:If the election for Apopka City Commission Seat #2 were held today, who would you vote for?ProceedThe poll will close at noon on Monday, December 18th, at which time we will publish its results.This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand with these three candidates at the beginning of their campaigns, but with a little less than three months to go before Election Day.So vote for the Seat #2 candidate you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future. December 16, 2017 at 6:02 am Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 18, 2017 at 11:25 pm We need to replace Velazquez, she doesn’t do anything except to please Joe, we need more representation for the people not Joe’s puppet. Please enter your comment! Agreed James – I have asked on here as to what are her accomplishments over the past 3 1/2 years and her aspirations for the next 4 years. No response to date. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Corporate donations are down

first_imgRead “Charities in crisis as leading companies cut back donations” by Adam Lusher and Thair Shaikh at The Daily Telegraph. The Daily Telegraph paints a bleak picture of charities facing a drop in donations through poorly performing stock markets, reduced corporate giving, and a need to protect themselves from a growing “compensation culture” of litigation.The Telegraph’s report highlight’s the reduction in British Airways’ budget for charitable support, down from £515,800 last year to £330,000 this financial year. As recently as 2000-2001 it was giving £782,000. Other major corporate givers are cutting back too, according to Corporate Citizen magazine. Its Autumn issue reports that 21 of the top 50 UK corporate donors gave less in 2001-2002 than in 2000-2001. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 October 2002 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Corporate donations are down AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

CAF invites companies to enter Companies and Communities Awards

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. * Most Innovative – award for radical and inspiring examples of innovative community investment projects * Community Investment Award for Stakeholder Engagement – award for involvement of employees in community projects, as well as engaging customers, suppliers, shareholders and other stakeholders* Community Investment Award for Most Effective Company Giving – award for leveraging resources such as cash/grantmaking and gifts in kindRussell Prior, Executive Director, Company and International Services, said: “There has been an increase in donations of 18% from the top 500 corporate charitable donors this year, and corporate community investment is becoming an ever more critical element of corporate responsibility programmes, therefore we anticipate a higher level and quality of entries than ever before.“… We are particularly keen to welcome smaller businesses to enter the awards, as the impact of these programmes on communities can be particularly significant regardless of the volume of resource available.” The closing date for entries to be received is 8 October 2007. Howard Lake | 5 August 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is calling on companies to enter its Companies and Communities Awards, which recognise the positive social impact that companies have on their communities.Now in their fourth year, the awards are open to companies large and small in all sectors. The level of investment is not the main factor in the judging: instead the judges will be looking at the impact that the activity has had on the community, and on the business itself.There are three different award categories: Advertisement Tagged with: Awards corporate CAF invites companies to enter Companies and Communities Awards read more

Corporate partnerships: a bumper edition of good deeds

first_img Tagged with: corporate Fairy Non Bio’s #ToMyBaby campaign, in aid of GOSH Charity, launches today! GOSH dad @matt9dawson, plus @TomDaley1994 & @VogueWilliams, share their first wishes for their children.For every share of the film, Fairy Non Bio will donate £1 to GOSH Charity. https://t.co/3HQ8PWShwd— GOSH Charity (@GOSHCharity) June 16, 2019Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity & Fairy Non BioGreat Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has once again partnered with Fairy Non Bio to launch #ToMyBaby a campaign which encourages parents to remember their first, most fundamental wishes for their children and share them in a letter. For every share across digital channels using #ToMyBaby, Fairy Non Bio will donate £1 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The campaign launched on Father’s Day (June 16th) and features GOSH dad and Rugby champion Matt Dawson, Olympic diver Tom Daley and model and TV star Vogue Williams. The campaign is led by a moving video that encourages parents to share their fundamental wishes in a letter, using #ToMyBaby and will feature across Fairy Non Bio social and digital channels for the coming months. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Leeds Building Society & SamaritansLeeds Building Society has donated its shirt sponsorship to make space for Samaritans on team shirts for a Leeds Rhinos match. Mental wellbeing will be front and centre at Leeds Rhinos’ Betfred Super League clash with St Helens with the unique kit featuring Samaritans’ logo worn for this game only on 15 August to help raise awareness of mental wellbeing as part of the Society’s partnership with the charity. Leeds Building Society’s sponsorship gift forms part of its two-year partnership with Samaritans to raise £250,000 to enhance the technology available to volunteers across the charity’s branches. 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. Our target is to raise £500,000 for @Blesma over the next 5 years with our fundraising lottery, and with your help we can achieve this. #joinin #CharityTuesday https://t.co/lG42cUyfWA pic.twitter.com/MSH5pM0fm0— make a smile lottery (@makeasmilelotto) July 30, 2019Make a smile lottery & BlesmaMake a smile lottery and Blesma have launched a lottery partnership. Blesma supporters can now join the make a smile lottery draw, specifically to support Blesma, giving themthe chance to win weekly cash prizes each and every week, while supporting essential services for limbless and injured veterans. Blesma is the seventh charity to join make a smile lottery, but the first national charity to join. The lottery is owned and operated by St Helena Hospice based in Colchester, Don’t forget that we’ve teamed up with the wonderful @Wowcher! Until August, they will be making a 2% donation from any deal sold in the Bristol area to the amazing patients we support at Bristol Children’s Hospital. So why not treat yourself this summer? https://t.co/4DuAOFVLuc pic.twitter.com/EuKcDsMYvj— The Grand Appeal (@thegrandappeal) July 18, 2019The Grand Appeal & WowcherBristol charity, The Grand Appeal, is receiving a donation boost with purchases of experiences in the city from deals site Wowcher including offers on restaurants, spas and entertainment for its 140,000 Bristol subscribers. For every local Bristol deal purchased on Wowcher between June and August, the company is donating 2% of the sale. The donations will help support over 100 projects that the charity is currently committed to – including a new home-from-home for families of critically ill children, expert research nurses and play specialists, and a dedicated Bereavement Hub for bereaved families. Wowcher offers that support The Grand Appeal are labelled on the site so customers can simply purchase the deal, and the donation will be made to the charity. Hey Girls & Co-opHey Girls Day Time and Overnight Sani pads and Menstrual Cups can now be found in just under 200 Co-op food stores, and has received a £50,000 investment from Big Issue Invest, marking the launch of the Big Issue Invest Power Up programme. Hey Girls sells its products on a ‘buy one give one’ model, meaning for every pack purchased another is donated to a girl or woman in the UK in need. This week @MorganStanley, one of @GOSHCharity’s corporate partners, launched a year-long mentoring programme with @GreatOrmondSt, in which 25 Managing Directors from Morgan Stanley matched up with leadership staff at the hospital. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/pRxQYOiIwS— GOSH Charity (@GOSHCharity) July 19, 2019Morgan Stanley & Great Ormond Street HospitalMorgan Stanley has launched a year-long mentoring programme with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) which will see 25 Managing Directors from Morgan Stanley matched up with leadership staff at the hospital. The mentor programme continues Morgan Stanley’s long-standing partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which has seen over £13m raised to support the hospital so far. The hospital and Morgan Stanley previously ran a mentor programme in 2015 to support GOSH’s Heads of Clinical Service. The mentor programme for 2019 focuses on supporting the development of GOSH talent and growing the organisation’s leadership capability. A bumper round up of corporate partnership and fundraising news, involving brands and businesses from Pampers to Morgan Stanley and MR PORTER, and charities big and small, including WaterAid, Colchester Rough Sleepers Group and The Grand Appeal.  Lionsgate UK & BBC Children in NeedBBC Children in Need is partnering with Lionsgate UK, the local distributors of new film adaptation “The Personal History of David Copperfield” to encourage secondary schools across the UK to get fundraising for BBC Children in Need’s 2019 Appeal by performing their own version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Secondary schools will be invited to download an exclusive 30-minute version of the film script, which will provide an opportunity for students to build on their acting skills and self-confidence whilst raising money for BBC Children in Need by selling tickets to peers, teachers and parents to come and watch their performance. The script will be available for schools and teachers to download online from September onwards.  266 total views,  5 views todaycenter_img We are delighted to have partnered with the IoF @IoFtweets to provide free year’s memberships to newly appointed permanent fundraisers, helping them pursue professional development and excel in their careers. To find out more, visit our website https://t.co/w0ro7WBCPF pic.twitter.com/xFyNaBliNX— Morgan Hunt (@Morgan_Hunt) July 19, 2019Morgan Hunt & Institute of FundraisingThe Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has agreed a partnership with Morgan Hunt to exclusively provide a free year’s Individual Membership to all candidates who successfully secure a new fundraising role through Morgan Hunt’s recruitment service and is valid from 1 July 2019. Melanie May | 8 August 2019 | News We’re so proud to join forces with @TwiningsTeaUK for healthier, happier tea plantation communities.We’ll be working together to transform the lives of 4,000 people in Darjeeling through access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.https://t.co/FYjWSSt64G— WaterAid UK ? (@WaterAidUK) July 26, 2019WaterAid & TwiningsWaterAid and Twinings have joined forces to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to 4,000 people in Darjeeling. The new partnership will provide these basic needs to communities and schools in all 30 villages across two tea estates in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India, over the next two years. Funded by the £220,000 donation from Twinings, WaterAid will ensure all 30 villages have a well-maintained piped water supply system. They will also help build decent toilets and waste management systems, and run hygiene education in the villages and schools. The partnership will particularly focus on the challenges faced by women, including menstrual hygiene management and promoting female empowerment. Cattitude box & Bury’s Stray Cat FundWhen someone buys a Cattitude box, a portion of the profit is donated to Bury’s Stray Cat Fund. Especially for ‘crazy cat ladies’ and their feline friends, the Cattitude Box can be bought as a gift or as a subscription and has a new theme every month with a box of goodies arriving on the subscriber’s doorstep for them and their cats to share. Each box contains 3-4 items for the cat(s) and 3-4 items for the cat ladies. Corporate partnerships: a bumper edition of good deeds MR PORTER & MovemberMR PORTER has launched MR PORTER Health In Mind, a content and fundraising initiative with Movember. MR PORTER Health In Mind aims to use MR PORTER’s global platform and influence around the world to raise awareness around key issues facing men, with an overall mission to provide tools and resources for customers to lead healthier, more confident lives. It launches in two parts with a monthly content series in the Journal, and the MR PORTER Health In Mind Fund, which will launch in October. Developed by Movember, the fund will launch with a kick-off fundraiser in London and will be incorporated into an integrated online content and social campaign.  Proceeds of the fund will support existing Movember men’s health initiatives, and MR PORTER and Movember will collaborate on assigning donations that support additional charities and organisations tied to mental health throughout the world.  267 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Claudius Gateway Museum & Colchester Rough Sleepers GroupColchester coffee shop and archaeological exhibit Claudius Gateway Museum has entered into a partnership with local homeless charity Colchester Rough Sleepers Group (CRSG). Under the deal, CRSG will be running the museum coffee shop to help generate funds for its work in Colchester, with all proceeds going to both CRSG and major investor in the coffee shop Flying Trade Group’s affiliated charity World Food Aid. Lindsey Lodge & Nisa RetailLindsey Lodge in Scunthorpe has received £15,000 thanks to a Nisa Retail workplace initiative. The Nisa Miles challenge launched in January to encourage staff to consider their physical and mental wellbeing and, to up the stakes for participants, Nisa’s registered charity, Making a Difference Locally, pledged support by matching every mile with £1. The initiative will continue all year and has already seen £15,000 donated to Alzheimer’s Society at the end of March. The chosen charity for the second quarter of 2019 was Lindsey Lodge Hospice. A number of Nisa colleagues took part in the Lindsey Lodge Glow Walk in June as well as the Humber Bridge Half Marathon, while colleagues also walked, ran and cycled a cumulative total of 15,500 miles in the second quarter of 2019, with the miles translated into cash, which was handed over to representatives of Lindsey Lodge in a special ceremony. 9 out of 10 dads have gone into a public restroom only to find there is NO changing table.?That’s why we’re providing 5,000 @KoalaKare changing tables for public restrooms across the US & Canada by 2021, so dads & their babies can #LoveTheChange together @johnlegend @3boys_1goal pic.twitter.com/YIuZjTKM5K— Pampers (@Pampers) June 10, 2019Pampers & public men’s restroomsLast month, singer-songwriter John Legend and baby product brand Pampers announced an initiative to install 5,000 Koala Kare baby changing tables in public men’s restrooms throughout the US and Canada by 2021.last_img read more

Ableism and voter suppression: struggles are intertwined

first_imgKristin TurgeonBy Kristin TurgeonThis is a lightly edited version of a talk given on the Oct. 22 Workers World Party webinar, “Voter suppression and COVID and their impact on disabled people.”Voting has always been a hot topic, and in the 2020 election many people see it as vital. Every time you go online or turn on the TV or radio you hear and see PSAs exhorting you to vote.    What has also thankfully come to light is voter suppression targeting poor communities, especially communities of color. This is not new, of course, but some people are hearing of it for the first time and there has been a lot of grassroots action taken to try to fix the problem.    However, one form of voter suppression is hardly being talked about. It is extremely hard for disabled people to vote. When I, a blind person, tried to vote in 2016 I was unable to. I tried to request an absentee ballot and was told I had to fill out an application, but when I went to fill it out online the website was not accessible with a screenreader – without which I couldn’t use a computer.    When I called the town office to report this and ask for help I never received a call back. I’m not the only visually impaired person who was unable to vote. Absentee ballots aren’t accessible in 43 states. With every state using a different system, visually impaired people all over the country are struggling with accessibility challenges. With Covid spiking in many areas, people don’t feel safe going to the polls or having someone help them fill out paperwork that we should be able to fill out ourselves. We shouldn’t have to choose between not voting at all or not having a private vote. Many polling places are also not accessible to wheelchair users or to seniors. People with developmental disabilities can and have been barred from voting.    Voter suppression shows struggles are intertwinedThis is not to say that this form of voter suppression stands alone; in fact, the opposite is true. Although all of these accessibility problems violate the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act], administrations in some states are using the inaccessibility of polling places in communities of color to shut them down. This is both racist and ableist. Why didn’t they move the polling places to a more accessible location? This proves that the struggle against ableism is intertwined with the struggles against racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and all our other struggles –     none of which will be ended by voting. History shows us that real human rights are only won through the rising of the workers and the oppressed. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t vote if you feel like it’s important. It also doesn’t mean that the right to vote doesn’t matter. But I’m a socialist and an anti-capitalist. I don’t feel that any real and lasting change can come from Joe Biden and certainly not from Trump.    Police brutality will not end under Biden. Evictions and high rents won’t end under Biden. The fascists aren’t going to evaporate or leave the country if Trump loses.    Change will only come when we the people fight for the world we want. A world in which everyone has food, a home, healthcare, a job, and an education. A world where those things are considered human rights instead of a world driven only by profit. Then we will have free and fair elections and the lesser of two evils will no longer be the best bad choice. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

City Plans to Enforce Its Fireworks Ordinance, Officials Reiterate That All Fireworks (Except at AmericaFest) Are Illegal in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Uncategorized City Plans to Enforce Its Fireworks Ordinance, Officials Reiterate That All Fireworks (Except at AmericaFest) Are Illegal in Pasadena Published on Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 1:58 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena police hand confiscated fireworks to a Pasadena Fire Department arson investigator in this file photoThe City of Pasadena maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special fireworks enforcement patrols before, during and after the Fourth of July holiday.Violators are subject to arrest, having their vehicles impounded and serving up to one year in jail with fines up to $50,000.In 2018, the City beefed up its municipal code to hold property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The code allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks.Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns or fires. National Fire Protection Association statistics reveal that 90 percent of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks which are illegal in Pasadena.Help keep all of us, our children, our homes and our property safe from illegal fireworks. If You See Something, Say Something! Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the City’s smart phone app, available at www.cityofpasadena.net/csc to report illegal fireworks.The City of Pasadena invites you to celebrate the Fourth of July responsibly and join us for the 93rd annual “Americafest,” one of the best family-friendly celebrations and professional fireworks shows in Southern California at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For ticket and event information, please visit www.rosebowlstadium.com.Due to the potential for fire hazards and injuries, Pasadena police and fire personnel will staff checkpoints around the stadium to search for and seize any fireworks. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4th are impounded.The Pasadena Fire Department will be applying Phos-Chek on Tuesday, July 2nd to brush areas around the Arroyo area. The main ingredients of this fire retardant are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent plants from burning and to re-vegetate burned wildland areas.Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Police Chief John Perez and Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh urge everyone to make safety their top priority and offer the following reminders:• Celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver.• Stay hydrated, drink water or other nutritious fluids before becoming thirsty; limit alcohol & sugary drinks.• If outdoors, remember to use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat and seek shade, if needed.• Fight the Bite, use bug spray/repellant to protect against mosquitoes.• Many areas of the City, including outdoor areas, are designated as “No Smoking” zones. Smoking anything in “No Smoking” areas is strictly prohibited. Always make sure that whatever you smoke in an official smoking area is fully extinguished before disposing in an appropriate trash container.• Always have someone tending the barbecue and watching the swimming pool when in use.• Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening emergencies.• Call (626) 744-4241 for all other public safety needs.• When calling for help, speak calmly, give accurate location information.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena; or the Citizens Service Center at www.cityofpasadena.net/csc 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or at (626) 744-7311. 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