SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgNedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileNedbank (Swaziland) Limited is a leading financial services group in Swaziland offering products and services for the private, commercial and corporate market. It is a subsidiary of the Nedbank Group of South Africa and was established in Swaziland following Nedbank’s acquisition of Standard Chartered Banks local majority shareholding in 1997. Nedbank (Swaziland) Limited’s product and service offering ranges from current accounts, savings and fixed and term deposits to mortgage and trade finance. The loan division offers assistance for personal, micro, home, vehicle and SME business loans. The company also provides franchising and specialised financing, as well as letters of credit and performance guarantees. Its headquarters are in Mbabane, Swaziland. Nedbank (Swaziland) Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgChoppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswanalast_img read more

I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks yielding 10% in the market crash

first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 5th April, 2020 | More on: BATS IMB 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. Over the past few weeks, a string of FTSE 100 dividend stocks have cut their distributions. These actions have left income investors In the lurch.However, there are a handful of FTSE 100 dividend stocks that continue to stand by their payouts. Two companies, in particular, look especially attractive.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…FTSE 100 dividend stocks on offerAs blue-chip companies around the world have announced dividend cuts, British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) and Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) have remained silent.Imperial broke its silence last week. According to the company, up until the end of March, the coronavirus outbreak had not impacted the group’s performance and trading. This puts the business firmly on track to meet its forecasts for the year.British American has not commented on current trading yet. Nevertheless, the update from its peer suggests that the business is coping well in the current turmoil.With earnings holding up, it seems unlikely that either of these companies will cut their dividends this year. That indicates that both of these dividend stocks could be great additions to your portfolio.After recent declines, shares in British American now support a dividend yield of nearly 8%. Meanwhile, Imperial supports a dividend yield of 13.3%. The dividend stocks trade at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios of 8.3 and 5.8, respectively, which suggests the shares offer a wide margin of safety at current levels.Still, considering how widespread the coronavirus outbreak is, it is unlikely that these businesses will be able to escape the situation unscathed. What’s more, there’s been talk that Imperial will be forced to cut its dividend to focus on debt repayment for some time.The company is in the process of replacing its CEO, and as yet we don’t know what actions the newcomer will take on arrival. The same can be said for British American.The business has been cutting costs to improve efficiency and profit margins over the past 12 months. It also has quite a bit of debt. Management might cut the company’s dividend to accelerate these efforts, although so far, there’s been no mention of this.Reducing riskFor the time being, it looks as if both dividends are here to stay.Still, considering all of the risks facing the businesses, it might not be sensible to have too much exposure to either company.A 50/50 weighing in a portfolio would give investors access to their income stream while balancing risk. Such a combination would provide an average dividend yield of just over 10%.So, if you’re looking for dividend stocks in the current market, it might be worth taking a closer look at Imperial and British American. Both seem to be insulated from the coronavirus uncertainty and have a track record of returning vast amounts of cash to investors. I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks yielding 10% in the market crashcenter_img 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! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Why I’d back the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. 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 Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT) is one of the best-performing investment trusts in the UK. Over the past five years, it has returned nearly 370%. Over the past year, it has gained 116%.However, over the past few weeks, investors have been selling shares in the trust due to concerns about valuations in the US tech sector. But I believe this could be an excellent opportunity to snap up its shares at a discount. That’s why I’d buy the company today.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…Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust outlookAs noted above, the market has been selling shares in Scottish Mortgage due to valuation concerns. These concerns may have some merit. Many US tech shares look incredibly expensive at current levels after achieving one of the best performances on record last year. Nevertheless, while some US tech shares look expensive, it’s impossible to tell what the future holds for these companies.Indeed, at the beginning of last year, it seemed to me that many companies looked expensive, but I had no way of telling how a global pandemic would have reshaped the global economy.This is the most considerable risk all investors face. Trying to predict the future is impossible. Therefore, it’s impossible to tell whether or not these companies are expensive.Instead, I think the best approach is to view the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust through a long-term lens. Some of the companies in the trust’s portfolio might be overvalued, but others may not be. Some corporations may prosper over the next few years. Others may not. However overall, the global economy should continue to grow, and the tech sector should benefit from this. As such, I think the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is a great way to invest in the booming global technology sector. The trust allows investors to buy a portfolio of global technology champions at the click of a button without having to worry about overseas transaction fees, exchange rates or other problems. It holds positions in European, US and Asian tech champions such as Delivery Hero, Tencent Holdings and MeituanIt also owns a private company portfolio, which would be virtually impossible for individual investors to acquire themselves.Buying for the long haulAs well as the risk of uncertainty, the most significant risk facing the Scottish Mortgage share price today is the company’s concentrated portfolio. Around 25% of its assets are invested in just four holdings. Such a high level of concentration could make the shares incredibly volatile. This is something I’ll have to keep in mind as we advance. It could also lead to significant losses for the trust — and its shareholders — if one of these top four holdings collapses. Still, this is a risk all fund investors face. So, it’s a risk I’m happy to deal with. And, as I noted above, I’m focused on the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s long-term potential. Not its short-term share price movements. That’s why I’d buy the investment company for 2021.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 | More on: SMT Enter Your Email Address Why I’d back the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trustlast_img read more

Episcopal Navy chaplain manages logistics in New York City field…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Egan MillardPosted Apr 24, 2020 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Tags Captain David Thames at the field hospital inside the Javits Center in New York City. Photo: Kleynia R. McKnight/U.S. Navy[Episcopal News Service] At 58, Captain David Thames, a senior chaplain in the U.S. Navy, has seen and done more than most people do in their entire lives. He spent six years as an armored cavalry officer in the Army before being ordained to the priesthood and serving a parish in Texas for nine years. After Sept. 11, 2001, he became a Navy chaplain, which has taken him around the world. During the destructive 2017 hurricane season, he organized relief efforts in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.But nothing quite prepared him for his current assignment: coordinating the movement of COVID-19 patients in and out of the military’s temporary field hospital at a New York City convention center and its hospital ship, the USNS Comfort.“I could not have scripted this scenario,” Thames told Episcopal News Service in a phone interview from the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. “This is by far the most complex and most directly involved I’ve ever been” in a relief operation.Thames, a captain in the Navy’s Second Fleet, has been working 20-hour days at the Javits Center for the past month, leading a team of Navy and Coast Guard officers in the logistical choreography of patient transfers. The Comfort and the Javits Center field hospital were brought in to take some of the pressure off the city’s hospitals as they faced a deluge of COVID-19 patients.Army Spc. Daniel Fields takes a patient’s blood pressure in the Javits New York Medical Station. Photo: Barry Riley/U.S. Navy“We screen and identify patients, we facilitate the physician-to-physician conversation that has to happen before a patient is transferred, and then work through the logistics of actually having the ambulance pick up the patient in the sending hospital, get the transfer processed to bring the patient to Comfort, get the patient embarked and so forth,” Thames explained.“We also work the other direction – we facilitate the discharge process, which is actually even more challenging in many cases because a number of the patients that we have come from other-than-ordinary circumstances, so we work very closely with New York City social service agencies in order to get the patients, when they’re ready for discharge, placed in the right environment for their ongoing recovery.”Thames’ past experience in coordinating relief efforts wasn’t the only thing that made him the right person for the job. Dealing with lots of people in difficult situations is something chaplains are accustomed to.The fleet commander “realized that we were going to have to have some sort of a coordinating team here at the Javits Center,” Thames told ENS. “And he said, basically, ‘Thames, this is a relationship deal. This is not about figuring out how to drop bombs and launching missiles. I need you to go up there and take lead on that.’ And it was not lost on him that it was actually the church that invented the [concept of the] hospital to begin with. So it’s really not as far out of our lane as it might look.”The plans were developed quickly and underwent frequent changes; the Comfort and the Javits Center, originally intended to treat non-COVID-19 patients, started accepting them when that became necessary.“The hardest part about this mission is that none of us showed up with a cut-and-paste template of how to do this,” Thames said. “This hasn’t happened since 1918, so there was no pocket reference on how to mount a relief mission in the middle of a pandemic. We’ve literally had to – the term we use in the Navy is ‘building the airplane while we’re flying it.’ … It’s taken an enormous amount of creative energy.”Medical providers at the Javits New York Medical Station rush a critically ill patient to an intensive care room on April 11. Photo: Barry Riley/U.S. NavyAnd all of that logistical work is happening as the team tries to avoid contracting and spreading a highly contagious virus. While Thames is planning complex movements of patients around the city, he’s simultaneously calculating “how close I can get to another person to look at the same flow chart at the same time.”Another unique challenge of this mission is the anxiety much of the team feels for faraway family members who are scared or at risk.“Our natural tendency is to keep our loved ones close at hand and try and take care of ourselves,” Thames said. “There has been an enormous underlying sense of strain that, A: ‘I’m up here taking care of these people and I feel like I should be home taking care of my people,’ and B: ‘My [family is] flat terrified and there’s not much I can do about it.’”Thames has taken some comfort in connecting with his family in his few spare moments, watching videos his grandchildren in Texas have made for him and FaceTiming with his wife in Virginia most nights.“Most of us that are military are used to going to some other part of the world under stressful and often destructive circumstances, doing our thing, but being aware that, by and large, our families are safe back at home,” he said. “And this one is a whole different dynamic.”Navy sailors practice transferring a patient from the pier onto the hospital ship USNS Comfort. Photo: Sara Eshleman/U.S. NavyWhen he’s not engaged in complex planning efforts, Thames returns to his roots as a priest and chaplain, counseling members of his team who need someone to talk to.“They want to sit down and say, ‘Hey, am I seeing this clearly? I’m experiencing these things; can I get a reality check? And there are a lot of God-sized questions that have arisen in the course of all this.”Thames, who is not working directly with patients, has led services for the staff at the Javits Center and celebrated the Eucharist with a group of Marines who are providing security for the Comfort. In such exhausting circumstances, he’s found that the staff’s spiritual needs are similar to his own: “simple and basic.”“This has not been a setting for a lot of theological sophistry,” Thames told ENS. Instead, it’s “things like, ‘I’m too tired to remember how to say the Lord’s Prayer. Can you remind me?’”During his time in New York, Thames realized he “didn’t have the bandwidth” to keep up the prayer routines he’d had for so long, like reading Scripture and praying the Anglican rosary. Those daily prayers have become concentrated into one psalm that’s become his mantra for the past month: Psalm 51, which contains the famous verse, “Create in me a clean heart, O God.”“That psalm has been my mental narrative in this thing, as I walk between the hotel that I’m staying in and the Javits Center and back, or as I have an opportunity to get away from noise and crowds for a little bit. That literally has been my spiritual discipline in this thing. … It’s made a huge difference. I felt like I could stay connected to the sacred under circumstances that didn’t really commend themselves to a lot of sacredness.”Although the virus’ toll on New York City has been devastating, the worst projections – of hospitals so overwhelmed that care would have to be rationed – have not come to pass, and the Comfort and the Javits Center never approached their full capacity. Thames’ mission now is to make discharge arrangements for the patients that are still there so the Comfort can return to Norfolk, Virginia. Thames expects that he and his team will leave next week, and they’re not sure what comes next – although he does have some thoughts about what lies ahead for him.The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic are, “in a way, bookending my career as a Navy chaplain with major centenary-type incidences,” Thames told ENS. “So I think this is my signal to retire – I’m not sure.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Tea Houses / Swatt | Miers Architects

first_img Projects Photographs:  Tim Griffith Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United States CopyHouses•United States Tea Houses / Swatt | Miers Architects Tea Houses / Swatt | Miers ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTea Houses / Swatt | Miers Architects Save this picture!© Tim Griffith+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201014/tea-houses-swatt-miers-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Architects: Swatt | Miers Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img “COPY” Products used in this ProjectFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR StarckText description provided by the architects. The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon Valley home, discovering an idyllic setting below a ridge, under a grove of large California Live Oak trees. At first, the family thought the setting would be perfect for a tree house. Years later, after the 6000 square foot main house was extensively remodeled, the vision was realized as three individual tea houses, places where one could simply retreat into nature. Save this picture!© Tim GriffithEach tea house is designed as a transparent steel and glass pavilion, hovering like a lantern over the natural landscape. Cast-in-place concrete core elements anchor the pavilions, supporting steel channel rim joists, which cantilever beyond the cores to support the floor and roof planes. With its minimal footprint, the design treads lightly on the land, minimizing grading and preserving the delicate root systems of the native oaks. Save this picture!© Tim GriffithThe three tea houses vary in size, each with its own unique purpose. The 270 square foot ‘meditation’ tea house, nestled under the canopy of the largest oak tree, is a place for individual contemplation. The slightly larger ‘sleeping’ tea house, approximately 372 square feet, is a place designed for overnight stays. This structure is joined by a sky-lit bathroom core, which bridges to the largest tea house. At 492 square feet, the ‘visioning’ tea house is for intimate gatherings and creative thinking. The notion of ‘quiet simplicity’ is a consistent theme throughout – there are no phones, televisions or audio systems within these structures. Save this picture!model 01The design emphasizes sustainability. Steel framed doors and awning windows provide access and high – low ventilation, while custom-modified aluminum framed sliding doors, with custom steel interlockers and fixed glass panels, mitered at the corners, dissolve the barrier between inside and outside. Natural cooling is enhanced by shading from strategically placed landscaping, including evergreen redwood trees and bamboo, and deciduous maple and gingko trees. Heating is provided by a radiant hydronic system below the flooring. Electricity is produced on-site by a photovoltaic array mounted on the roof of the main house. Save this picture!section 01The interiors are executed with a simple palette of contrasting materials – crisply detailed steel and glass, and more ‘organic’ unfinished concrete, board formed and wire brushed to expose the wood grain, and cedar boards, recycled from the remodeling of the main house. Save this picture!© Tim GriffithAs the sunlight and shadows move across the hillside the tea houses take on different forms – at sunrise, the structures disappear into the long shadows; the soft silhouette of the midday sun casts dramatic reflections off the glass; and by evening, the structures glow like lanterns in a garden. Viewed from afar or viewed from within, the tea houses appear at one with their sites, inextricably connected to the native California landscape.Save this picture!section 02Project gallerySee allShow lessResort Hotel / Holzer Kobler ArchitekturenArticlesCall for Entries: Norman Foster Travel PrizeArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201014/tea-houses-swatt-miers-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Photographs Manufacturers: AXOR, Hansgrohe, Bega, Benjamin Moore, Bruck Lighting, Delta Light, Duravit, FSB, Fleetwood, Lacava, Aeron, Pablo Pardo, TeakWorks4U Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description 2009 CopyAbout this officeSwatt | Miers ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 18, 2012Cite: “Tea Houses / Swatt | Miers Architects” 18 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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British Red Cross trials F2F in WH Smith and Somerfield

first_img Howard Lake | 27 April 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving The British Red Cross is piloting its face-to-face programme in branches of WH Smith and Somerfield.The pilot is part of the Red Cross’s F2F strategy and it has been testing private sites since November 2008. Head of direct marketing Liz Williams said this had so far included airports, bus and train stations and shopping centres. www.redcross.org.uk “This is as well as, not instead of our other face-to-face fundraising,” she said. “People still want to stop, still want to talk to our fundraisers and still want to give to the Red Cross.” Advertisement She said: “Our private site fundraising trial has produced promising results to date. In addition, private site fundraisers soften have a stand which displays information about the work of the Red Cross so members of the public can find out more about the different ways to support us, including information on volunteering.center_img The company said: “We have run a trial in a small number of stores with the Red Cross and, as with any trial that we run, we will evaluate customer response as soon as it is possible”. Where the fundraisers stand is at the store’s discretion and therefore varies from store to store. WH Smith allows two fundraisers per store. British Red Cross trials F2F in WH Smith and Somerfield  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Photo: Gene Hunt on Flickr.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Spring semester to be finished online, graduation moved to August

first_imgTCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention ReddIt Linkedin Twitter The chancellor responded to a list of demands released by students. (Kat Matthews / TCU 360) Linkedin ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students + posts Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printUpdate: Commencement has been postponed until August 8, Chancellor Victor Boschini announced in an email sent March 27. Following the announcement last week that extended spring break and scheduled two weeks of online classes, Chancellor Victor Boschini said in an email that the rest of TCU’s semester would be finished online. Anna Salerno is a senior education major who is graduating in May. She said her initial reaction to Boschini’s email was shock and disbelief. “It’s just chaos,” she said.Salerno’s mother graduated from TCU in 1976. For her, “she’s never seen anything like this.”Liza Gill, a first-year strategic communication major, said though she wasn’t surprised about the news, it did disappoint her.“I just feel like freshman year was kinda cut short because of it,” Gill said.Although Salerno believes her professors are prepared to continue instruction online, she thinks this type of learning will be more difficult for certain classes. For example, Salerno has an internship at Doxology Bible Church that earns her class credit. However, all of the employees are working from home, and she is unable to complete her work remotely. Campus will remain mostly empty for the rest of the semester. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThere are several factors that make online classes more difficult than on-campus classes, Gill said. For her, one factor that might make the transition difficult is the difference between the home and the school environment. “Now that I’m home, it’s gonna be harder to stay on top of everything, that way I’m prepared in the end for my final,” Gill said. Gill, who lives in Los Angeles, said she’s also worried about the time difference.Another area of concern to students regards housing.Previously, Housing & Residence Life staff had told students they had to move out by April 5. Now, students living on campus are not required to move out by that date and will be allowed to pick up their belongings by appointment, said Craig Allen, the housing director, in an email to campus residents. Before the move-out date was postponed, Gill said she was upset because of the expense and worries associated with traveling with one of her parents back to Texas to pack up her belongings still in her room in Moncrief Hall. “I think that was needed because not everyone’s comfortable to travel at this time, and not everyone can,” she said. Although switching to distance learning is an adjustment for many seniors, uncertainty about graduation — especially when and where it will occur — is their main concern. To date, no decision has been made about commencement, Boschini said. “I am still holding out hope for our ‘normal and traditional’ commencement ceremony,” Boschini wrote in an email. “But it is looking dim at this moment.” He added that in making the decision, he is primarily considering the thoughts and feelings of graduating seniors, as well as guidance from governmental officials, such as the city of Fort Worth, the governor and the CDC.If the typical commencement ceremony is not held, Boschini said many ideas have been brought up: having an electronic ceremony, mailing diplomas with notes to graduates, postponing the ceremony and asking this semester’s graduates to walk with the December 2020 graduates.“I’m a graduating senior this May, and it’s just kinda disheartening to know that I’m losing two months of my senior year or my college experience,” Salerno said. “But it is for the greater good so no one else gets sick.” Renee Umsted Facebook Twitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleTCU announces revised pass/no credit policyNext articleHoroscope: March 22, 2020 Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Prime Minister talks of amending “national identity”article used to prosecute writers and journalists

first_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more News News News News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders gave a cautious welcome to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comment on novelist Elif Shafak’s acquittal today on a charge of “insulting national identity,” in which Erdogan spoke of amending the article of the criminal code that allowed her to be prosecuted.“We hail this first step and we call on Ankara to turn these words into action,” the press freedom organisation said. “Everything must be done without delay so that Turkey’s laws evolve in line with Europe’s. This acquittal comes in the runup to the publication of a European Commission report on Turkey’s legislative progress on 8 November. We hope the approach of this deadline will encourage the Turkish authorities to move in the right direction on this issue.”The criminal code’s article 301 is incompatible with freedom of expression, above all because of its vague wording, Reporters Without Borders added. It has been used over and again to prosecute journalists and writers. With its possible three-year prison sentence, it has become a constant threat hanging over intellectuals and its clearly designed to deter them from writing freely.Shafak, 35, was acquitted just minutes after her trial began today in Istanbul amid considerable media attention. The prosecution was prompted by comments made by one of her characters in her recent novel “The Father and the Bastard” (Baba ve Pic) about the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.The prime minister told Reuters today: “Let’s sit down and discuss this (with the opposition parties). We have to forge a consensus (on changing the law).” center_img September 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prime Minister talks of amending “national identity”article used to prosecute writers and journalists RSF_en Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go further Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more