Forget upcycled furniture! I think these FTSE 100 dividend shares could be a better way to make money

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I’ll admit it: there is something romantic about the idea of finding an old piece of furniture, reworking it, and selling it for a huge profit.Over the previous several years, upcycling has taken off. People are creating online businesses by rummaging around for old treasures and they’re reducing waste at the same time.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…Good idea for earning some extra income, then?I don’t think so.As with anything, the image you have in your mind, of stumbling across a piece of treasure in an antique yard will probably never happen. Instead, you’ll be searching low and high for a gem. Once you’ve found it, the hard work starts.Take an old cabinet, for example. You might need to sand it down, give it a couple of coats of paint, varnish it and then change the handles. Then you’ll have to list it on your online store, answer enquiries, negotiate the price, and finally sell it.It sounds like a lot of hassle for what are potentially thin margins. I think buying the dividend stocks below could be a better bet when it comes to providing a regular source of income, with a lot less aggravation.KingfisherThis stock appears to be cheap at the moment, and I believe it is trading at a price below its intrinsic value. Kingfisher’s (LSE: KGF) price-to-earnings ratio is below 12 at the moment and has a prospective dividend yield of 5%.Its stock price has dropped by over 30% in the past two years, partly due to the extremely weak growth of revenue over the period, and to a drop in profit.In its third-quarter trading update to the end of October 2019, Kingfisher reported its group sales were down by 3.2% when measured in constant currency.All this information indicates a company that is struggling. But like my fellow Fool, Rupert Hargreaves, I believe the business’s new CEO, Thierry Garnier, could end up making positive changes.In the Q3 update, Garnier admitted the results were disappointing. At the time, he had only been in his new role for eight weeks, but his early assessment attributes the lacklustre results to organisational complexity, and not getting the benefits of group scale.Garnier has made three new appointments to his executive team to help address these problems.British American TobaccoWith customer behaviour changing, and a perhaps inevitable move towards more people vaping, British American Tobacco’s (LSE: BATS) share price has dropped by almost 30% in the past two years. That being said, the share price has rebounded, with a gain of 20% in the past three months. What is going on?Regulatory changes are always going to cause a headache for tobacco companies. However, BAT believes that some new regulations being brought in by the US Federal Drug Administration could have a positive impact on its business.The guidance, which will affect the vapour market in the US, has highlighted the issue of preventing access and appeal of vapour products to younger people, while acknowledging that a properly regulated vapour category provides a credible alternative to smoking. BBAT’s subsidiary, Reynolds American Inc., is reportedly ready to comply with the new flavour guidelines.This news could ensure the company is well-positioned in the future market. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget upcycled furniture! I think these FTSE 100 dividend shares could be a better way to make money Image source: Getty Images. T Sligo 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.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. T Sligo | Thursday, 16th January, 2020 | More on: BATS KGF I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by T Sligo 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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Hayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS Studio

first_img Photographs Hayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS Studio 2011 Hayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS StudioSave this projectSaveHayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/169121/hayes-valley-community-clubhouse-wrns-studio Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeWRNS StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingUnited StatesPublished on September 17, 2011Cite: “Hayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS Studio” 17 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: WRNS Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Ken Gutmaker+ 26 Share United States Area:  2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Ken Gutmaker Text description provided by the architects. The existing 1958 clubhouse and playground at the intersection of Hayes and Buchanan Streets had become outdated and rundown. It also presented significant accessibility and safety issues for its diverse users. Because San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and Western Addition neighborhoods have few parks in the vicinity, the nonprofit Trust for Public Land (TPL) partnered with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to renovate the park. Reflecting TPL’s mission to create livable communities through land conservation in and around cities, the new playground and clubhouse provide this dense area with a safe, welcoming facility that fosters a shared appreciation for nature, outdoor activity, and social gathering. Save this picture!site planNestled into a slight incline along the site’s southern edge, the low-profile steel and glass structure frames views of the city and focuses on the site’s open playground and park areas, inviting visitors in from the main entrance on Hayes Street. Clad in a rain screen of vibrant blue Trespa panels, the facility communicates the activity and vitality within. Patrons have access to a large community recreation room and a multi-use computer room. These can be reserved for evening use. These two main volumes, or pavilions, are joined by a living roof, which covers the office, kitchen, and restrooms and creates a protected porch-like space below. The south elevation’s middle section is covered with native plantings. As it matures, the living roof will come to feel like an extension of the park. All circulation is placed on the exterior of the building. Save this picture!© Ken GutmakerDirect feedback and involvement from the surrounding community significantly influenced the design development of the park. From the project’s inception, TPL engaged local organizations in a series of in-depth meetings and held public design forums. Through these interactions, several priorities—including high quality, contemporary design, and green features—were refined to become substantial elements of the final project. Save this picture!© Ken GutmakerThe facility integrates a holistic system of passive site and building strategies, including the living roof, solar hot water heating, and passive cooling. Building orientation takes maximum advantage of the site’s sun and wind conditions, allowing for optimal daylighting and ventilation. Other sustainable design elements include recycled denim insulation, low-flow toilets, Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, and native, drought-tolerant plantings. The ventilated rain screen provides additional insulation. The outdoor playground incorporates recycled materials and pervious surfaces to further minimize environmental impact. Save this picture!© Ken GutmakerThe project was the first of three sites in the city to participate in TPL’s Parks for People—San Francisco Initiative, supported by five local corporations and other private funders. Hayes Valley Playground and Clubhouse also received funding from the City and County of San Francisco. Working in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, TPL hired WRNS Studio as part of Public Architecture’s 1% Pro Bono Program. Text provided by WRNS Studio.Save this picture!© Ken GutmakerProject gallerySee allShow lessBifurcating Ecologies / Kenneth To – Wendy W FokArticlesFoster + Partners open studio for Open House LondonArticlesProject locationAddress:San Francisco, California, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/169121/hayes-valley-community-clubhouse-wrns-studio Clipboard Housing CopyHousing•United Stateslast_img read more

Jazz Loft Apartments / T2a Architects

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932512/jazz-loft-apartments-t2a-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Zsolt Batár+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Architect 1st Phase:Gábor Turányi, Bence TurányiProject Architect 1st Phase:Levente SkultétiContributing Architects 1st Phase:Péter Márk, Marcell Lévai, Éva Pinczés, Dénes RegõcziArchitect 2nd Phase:Bence TurányiProject Architects 2nd Phase:Renáta Gyurcsó, Gábor BallaContributing Architects 2nd Phase:Bálint Laczkó-Petõ, Dénes Regõczi, Fruzsina Újfalussy, Tamás Fülöp, Péter OraveczInterior Design Of The Communal Areas:István ÖlbeyDeveloper:Merkapt Zrt.City:BudapestCountry:HungaryMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Zsolt BatárRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. It always takes time to make something great, but what surprised T2.a architects about its Jazz Loft project was how a forced break unexpectedly managed to lead to a more refined and rewarding building in the long run. Renovated from an abandoned 19th Century mill, architects Bence and Gabor Turanyi were first tasked with the delicate refurbishment work back in 2005.Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárSave this picture!Site Plan 1Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárOne economic crash and a change in vendor later has to lead to a project that has evolved through a number of growing pains before finally becoming the structure that it is today 15 years later. Jazz Loft proves that a solid plan, the architect’s vision and great determination aren’t the only requirements for a great building; sometimes the building itself will have a life of its own. When the project first began, the conservation of the old industrial property – which was used as a mill and constructed in the 1860s – was of the utmost priority.Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárThis was on top of a new apartment complex that was to be built as part of the neighborhood’s development, requiring the two buildings – old and new – to share a harmonious aesthetic as well as a communal garden. But it was the industrial look of the old mill’s structure that was compelling to Bence Turanyi. The red brick exterior was restored, which was then reinforced with concrete to maintain the integrity of the building, while also pairing a modern industrial look alongside the more traditional. However, the financial crisis struck in the late 2000s, running the project further and further away from T2.a’s original intention of high quality and ultimately leading the client to abandon the project altogether. Despite its refurbished shell, a half-finished concrete attachment built on its top lacking the bold steel rooftop, the old mill laid dormant once again – this time for almost a decade, until which point a new client came on board.Save this picture!© Zsolt Batár“The new owner understood the values of the building and its potential,” Bence explains of this milestone for the property, highlighting the importance that high quality architectural and technical restoration held for the project from the start. “We restarted the project at the last moment; it was a question at the beginning if we could even still use the structure because it was so wet and full of salt. The main task was to prove this and to find a way to keep it as it is.”Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárIn this way, T2.a could ensure that not only the building’s original heritage could live on, but the story of its tumultuous rebirth, too. The attached concrete structure inspired Bence Turanyi in its simple, naked elegance, and this led to a new approach towards the mill. With this separation of time, the building’s regeneration was more homogenous with its origins, blending the brick facade with a careful and elegant roof created from an asymmetrical line.Save this picture!Section 1With the purple clinker brick and large double glazed windows that the added top floor is built from, there’s an immediate contrast that gives the industrial building a modern appeal. While the outward-facing walls maintain a stoic sense of its history from the road it runs beside, the inward-facing walls – which overlook onto a gardened area for the building’s inhabitants – have a much more playful appearance to them. This is how the original mill building and its modern apartment block opposite were able to blend together more seamlessly, thanks in large part to the brightly colored balconies that add character to the whole structure and refer back to the look of the apartments.Save this picture!© Zsolt BatárThis is true of the interiors, too, most notably in the staircases that combine stark unpainted concrete with the exposed brick of the building. It’s these staircases that give the building its name, too, which are named after famous jazz musicians. This modernity was prevalent from the client’s desire to create a smart structure, too, a high-quality, sustainable building that is a world away from the post-Industrial Revolution building that formed the basis of the property and the socialist building blocks so common in this part of the city.Inhabitants can control many of the functions of their homes – such as the heating, lighting or window shades – while the building itself has cutting edge smart technology implemented into it. Key among them is the heat pump system, which is based on renewable energy and can be operated to react to the time of day, outdoor temperature and even orientation of the apartment. For T2.a, the Jazz Loft project has been a long process, but one whose extended time ultimately led to a better, more refined building in the end.Save this picture!© Zsolt Batár“As an architect, it is painful to see the decomposition of a house half-finished,” says Bence Turanyi. “But when we restarted the project, I suddenly saw the beauty in its rusted and decaying concrete torso that we had built on top of the mill a decade earlier, that even inspired us to create a series of photos of the beauty of the architectural structure in this condition. It was a moment of inspiration that ultimately led to what Jazz Loft is today.”Project gallerySee allShow lessSpotlight: Félix CandelaArchitecture NewsHouse in La Murta / Arturo SanzSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Budapest, Hévízi út 1, 1033 HungaryLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Jazz Loft Apartments / T2a ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJazz Loft Apartments / T2a Architects Apartments Jazz Loft Apartments / T2a Architects CopyApartments•Budapest, Hungary “COPY” Gábor Turányi and Bence Turányi 2018 Photographs:  Zsolt Batár ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932512/jazz-loft-apartments-t2a-architects Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architects: Projects Architects: T2a Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Hungary CopyAbout this officeT2a ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBudapestOn FacebookHungaryPublished on January 27, 2020Cite: “Jazz Loft Apartments / T2a Architects” 27 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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ASDA latest supermarket to ban F2F as trend to restrict in-store fundraising gathers pace

first_imgASDA latest supermarket to ban F2F as trend to restrict in-store fundraising gathers pace Howard Lake | 19 February 2014 | News A self-regulatory solution?Mark Palmer at Space Brokers suggests that one possible solution would be to bring in-store F2F into the self-regulatory regime for other forms face-to-face fundraising.“All fundraising should be regulated; we all know this,” he says. “This is something the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) should control. It’s the same role they have on the street and the door – driving up standards and professionalism.“Every time a store manager sees a fundraiser do something unprofessional it reinforces why they are doing these things [restricting fundraising]. But if we can tell site owners that fundraisers are part of a regime that guarantees their standards through mystery shopping, that’s how we will gain their trust and protect access to their stores.”Palmer said was “thinking about raising this with the PFRA”.A spokesperson for the PFRA said: “The PFRA does not currently engage with private site fundraising and the individual site owners manage this independently through the issue of licences. Since this often involves a fee for the licence, there is an understandable reluctance on the part of charities and agencies to further raise costs through a PFRA levy. We do however periodically review this with our members and will continue to do so.” 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Photo: derrickding on Flickr.com Supermarket chain ASDA has become the latest retailer to prohibit face-to-face fundraising in its outlets as the trend in the retail sector to restrict in-store F2F gathers pace.ASDA’s move brings it into line with the other ‘big four’ supermarkets Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrison’s. Shopping centres have also been cutting back on the number of days they will allow fundraising to take place.A spokeswoman for ASDA told UK Fundraising that the policy change – which came into effect last month – was made in response to complaints from customers.“Our customers come to our stores for the primary purpose of shopping, but they also often choose to support the great causes we fundraise for,” she said.“They have told us that sometimes they can feel pressured when asked to sign up to longer term financial commitments via direct debit, and so in recognition of the current financial climate and our customers feedback, we are no longer allowing direct debit sign ups in our stores.”Tesco says its policy on Direct Debits has been in place for several years because the “focus has always been on charity cash collections and awareness campaigns”; while Morrison’s’ prohibition of Direct Debit fundraising also stretches back at least two years. Sainsbury’s said it has had “guidelines in place for over a year that prevent charities collecting direct debit details from customers while shopping in our stores”.Mark Palmer of Space Brokers, an agency that bulk buys private sites on behalf of charities, says he has noticed a gradual change over the past year with more and more shopping centres “tightening up” on F2F. For example, Galleries shopping centre in Bristol banned F2F fundraisers towards the end of 2013, while the Mersey Way shopping centre in Stockport has reduced Direct Debit collections to once a month.But Kate Barker, Membership and legacy manager, at The Wildlife Trusts says the trend suddenly became noticeable in supermarkets in November 2013, as more supermarkets began to follow the big four’s lead.No clear reasons for prohibiting F2FDespite the increasing trend to restrict private site F2F at retail venues, there is little consensus provided by retailers on their reasons – Sainsbury’s declined to provide UK Fundraising with an explanation – leaving F2F operators to second guess retailers’ motives.[quote right=”center” color=”#999999″]We’re seeing this across all supermarkets and it comes down to one simple thing. There are so many charities trying to gain access now.[/quote]The Wildlife Trusts’ Kate Barker suspects data protection issues might be at play: indeed one supermarket that no longer allows F2F on its premises said that it “always wants to ensure that customers’ data and interests are protected”.Mark Palmer at Space Brokers says it is an issue of capacity that is forcing retailers’ into this position. “We’re seeing this across all supermarkets and it comes down to one simple thing,” he says. “There are so many charities trying to gain access now.”Catriona Lennox of South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd (SWWFL) – a fundraising consortium of six wildlife trusts in the SW – agrees: “Venue fundraising has held up well and I suspect stores are inundated with requests from charities, which puts pressure on them and leads to complaints from customers.”But, like street F2F before it, retailers might be restricting Direct Debit fundraising simply because they have some unspecified dislike of the method. Palmer says he suspects that some companies object to third party agencies being paid to fundraise, although they won’t come out and say so directly.Lennox says that local store managers often say they have been told by their head office not to allow Direct Debit collections any more. “The reason we hear most is that they just don’t ‘like’ Direct Debits.” She says. “It’s frustrating because we just don’t understand what their real concerns are. We need some work done on retailers’ reasons for restricting venue fundraising and we need as much collaboration across the sector to do this as possible.”One such piece of work is currently being carried out by The Wildlife Trusts – the umbrella organisation for the UK’s 47 wildlife trusts.In response to concerns from its members – many of which are heavy users of private site F2F – The Wildlife Trusts has embarked on a survey ascertain the scale of the problem: which stores are the hardest to get into, which are the ones that are oversubscribed, and what reasons are being given for refusing entry to face-to-face fundraisers.Kate Barker at The Wildlife Trusts says: “Until we have spoken to stores we don’t know what the problems are so the most important thing is to get a clear picture.”[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]We don’t want consumers thinking down the line thinking that money that is taken out of their bank accounts happened on their visit to Morrison’s.[/quote]Morrison’s however is clear on why it does not allow in-store F2F. For Morrison’s, it’s an issue of brand association.“There’s always space for collections and bag packing but don’t want it to be over taken by DD’s and lottery sales,” says Guy Mason – Morrison’s head of corporate affairs.“We don’t want consumers thinking down the line thinking that money that is taken out of their bank accounts happened on their visit to Morrison’s. We think it’s OK for consumers to make one-off gifts, but we don’t want think it’s appropriate to be making decisions about regular donations while they are shopping at our stores.”Scale of issueDespite the growing trend to restrict in-store F2F, Palmer reckons the method is a “long way from becoming unsustainable”. In fact, UK Fundraising understands that one agency that conducts a large amount of in-store fundraising considers the situation to be “business as normal”.However, Catriona Lennox is slightly more pessimistic. “I am worried about the direction it’s going in,” she says. “We can and are making the most from venues we work in, but we depend on the multiple retailers. I have concerns about the numbers of doors that are closing.” Advertisement  81 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Asda corporate face-to-face Law / policylast_img read more

New home for philanthropy in the North East

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 New home for philanthropy in the North East North East England has a new philanthropy hub as Philanthropy House opens in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.Formerly known as The Old Chapel, it has become the new base for the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, which now owns the property. It shares the venue with Northern Rock Foundation and the Shears Foundation.The former Methodist church, opened in 1882 as the Emma Robson Memorial Church, has an appropriate history of philanthropy. In 2001 it was bought by Northern Rock Foundation and used as offices and meeting space. As the Northern Rock Foundation began to wind down its giving, it made a number of legacy awards, the first of which was a grant to the Community Foundation towards it purchasing The Old Chapel. The remaining purchase costs were supported through a gift to the Community Foundation from its Patron, Lyn Shears, in memory of her late husband, Trevor Shears OBE.Why Philanthropy House?Philanthropy House is openedThe Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the UK, chose to rename the building Philanthropy House specifically in honour of its heritage in Gosforth and the support of the two funders.It also reflects its continuing role as a home for philanthropy advice, services and support. In addition to office space for the three organisations, recipients of the three Foundations will also be offered space in the building for meetings and events free of charge.Ashley Winter OBE, Chair of the Community Foundation, said:“Philanthropy House is a name which reflects both the heritage and future of this significant building. We are delighted to make it our base. This would not have been possible without the support and generosity of Northern Rock Foundation and our Patron, Lyn Shears. We look forward to working with them, and with others, to make the building a genuine home for philanthropy.“Owning our building will further strengthen the Community Foundation, enabling us to invest in other ways to benefit the area in years to come. We look forward to welcoming donors, partners and grantees of the three foundations to this fantastic space.” Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding Giving/Philanthropy North East Alastair Balls CB, Chairman of Northern Rock Foundation, added:“Northern Rock Foundation is pleased that through our grant to the Community Foundation, the chapel, in its new guise as Philanthropy House, remains as a local community asset and a resource for the voluntary and community sector throughout the region.”center_img Howard Lake | 16 September 2015 | News 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.  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Variety elects new Chief Barker for 2016

Melanie May | 20 January 2016 | News Variety elects new Chief Barker for 2016  96 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Charity People Fundraising Jobs Pamela Sinclair has been chosen as Variety’s 2016 Chief Barker, after 40 years at the charity, replacing Jason Lewis.During her time at Variety, she has held the positions of Chair of the Variety at Work Committee, now called Variety Great Days Out, and Chair of the Wheelchairs Committee. Chief Barker is an annual appointment, and equates to chair of the board of trustees.With SInclair as Chair of the Wheelchair Committee, the programme has donated more than 4,000 specialist wheelchairs to children and young people across the UK, and has received more than £6 million in donations since 2000. Sinclair has also played an instrumental role in developing a programme of Variety Young Ambassadors (beneficiaries of Variety wheelchairs), who help promote the Charity’s work.As well as her work for Variety in the UK, Sinclair has been involved with the activities of Variety International for many years, becoming one of its Vice Presidents in 2007 and launching Variety’s International Mobility Programme in the same year.Commenting on her appointment, Sinclair said:“Having been deeply involved with Variety for 40 years, I am delighted to have been elected as Chief Barker for 2016 by my colleagues at the charity. The fantastic work that Variety does in supporting sick, disadvantaged and disabled children has always been a source of inspiration to me, and I look forward to a year of further progress and achievement.” Advertisement read more

Record £9.5bn income raised by top 100 fundraising charities

first_imgRecord £9.5bn income raised by top 100 fundraising charities Melanie May | 23 February 2016 | News 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.  110 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  111 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 The top 100 fundraising charities achieved a record income of £9.5 billion in 2014/15, according to the Top 100 Fundraising Charities Spotlight from Charity Financials.A handful of top charities continue to dominate the market. Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation remain the biggest fundraisers for their five successive year with fundraised incomes of £446.5m and £263.8m respectively. Macmillan Cancer Support takes third position, making a significant leap from 6th place, with a fundraised income of £214.1m: a result of its investment and growth in various fundraising streams in recent years.Other noteworthy moves in the top ten are Sightsavers International, which climbed from 10th to 5th place, and Save the Children International, which climbed from 13th to 9th place as a result of joining up with international NGO Merlin.The report findings show that fundraising income to the top 100 charities grew by a real annual 8%, and total income by 7% comparing 2010 and 2015, despite an ‘unprecedentedly hostile charity environment’. This is the highest level for five years, with growth trends in fundraising income and non-voluntary income remaining in parallel. Fundraising also represents the largest part of the top 100 charities’ total income, at 54% of the total.The report attributes this performance in part to donor loyalty but also to resilience in fundraising capacity as the charities have grown and re-balanced different income streams in a shifting environment.The fastest growing charity was The Art Fund, which saw a 255% increase in fundraising income between 2010 and 2015 through steady expansion in membership, a large legacy and popular campaigns including Save the Wedgewood Collection.Foundation and Friends of Kew was the second fastest grower, with an 80% increase, followed by ABF The Soldiers Charity with a 60% increase.Cathy Pharoah, from the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School, and author of the report said:“These results show that even in a difficult environment charities with appealing and imaginative offers can win new support. Charities need to hold their nerve in the current hostile climate and focus on maintaining great relationships with loyal and committed donors.”The fundraising growth was not achieved across the board however: over two-fifths of the top 100 charities fell below the average 15% overall income increase, while one-third saw negative growth and had a lower real fundraising income in 2015 than 2010, albeit sometimes with growth years in between.The report also warns that the outlook is unclear, pointing to it still being early days for adapting to the new, stricter fundraising regulations, and to emerging uncertainty in the global economy. Tagged with: Research / statisticslast_img read more

Editor Ali Mohaqiq Nasab gets two years in prison for blasphemy

first_imgNews AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today called on President Hamid Karzai to intercede after a Kabul court sentenced Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, the editor of the monthly publication Haqoq-e-Zan (Women’s Rights), to two years in prison at the end of a summary trial on blasphemy charges on 22 October.“A journalist has been given a stiff prison sentence for a press offence in violation of international treaties signed by Afghanistan,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is extremely disturbing to see a man sentenced to prison simply for reprinting articles condemning such archaic practices as stoning and corporal punishments.”Reporters Without Borders added: “President Karzai must intercede to obtain Nasab’s release and have this miscarriage of justice corrected.”Nasab was prosecuted for reprinting articles by an Iranian scholar criticising the stoning of Muslims who convert to another religion and the use of corporal punishment for persons accused of such offences as adultery.An Afghan journalist present at the 22 October hearing before a Kabul lower court told Reporters without Borders that Nasab was interrogated by the prosecutor and judges without any defence lawyer being present. The judges refused Nasab’s request for a further adjournment to let him prepare his defence, and refused to free him on bail. The hearing lasted only an hour and a half. He appeared haggard after weeks of imprisonment, as he had during earlier hearings starting on 11 October when he was subjected to a series of tirades from the prosecutor.The court issued its verdict and sentence just minutes after the end of the hearing on 22 October and told Nasab he could appeal. Nasab has condemned the entire proceedings on the grounds that he should have been tried by a special court for press offences. The police took him to Kabul prison from the court. Previously, he had been held in a police station since his arrest on 1 October on the state prosecutor’s orders.Aged 50, Nasab is a Shiite who sympathises with the ideas of Iranian Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri, an opponent of the Islamic regime led by Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. Several Afghan Shiite dignitaries had been pressing for his arrest and prosecution.The Media Commission, which under Afghan law is supposed to try press offences, has meanwhile announced that it no longer recognises him to be a magazine editor. The commission had nonetheless recommended dropping the blasphemy charges. Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Related documents Statement in PersianPDF – 94.97 KB RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan A Kabul court has convicted Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, the editor of the monthly magazine Haqoq-e-Zan, of blasphemy for reprinting articles criticising stoning and corporal punishment. He did not get a fair trial and Reporters Without Borders calls on President Hamid Karzai to intercede to get him released. May 3, 2021 Find out more News October 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor Ali Mohaqiq Nasab gets two years in prison for blasphemy March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Men’s Cross Country Takes 13th Out of 32 Teams at SoCal Preview Meet

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Sports Men’s Cross Country Takes 13th Out of 32 Teams at SoCal Preview Meet By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 4:52 pm Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Nathan-Michael Guzman and Eric Bravo are the Lancers sophomores for Coach Innocent Egbunike’s Lancers.The Pasadena City College men’s cross country team was pleased with a 13th place team finish out of 32 scoring colleges at the SoCal Preview Meet held September 16 at Irvine Regional Park.The Lancers had a new top finisher in freshman Eduardo Urbina (Duarte High), who placed 57th (22:05.4) overall out of 317 runners over the 4-mile course. Sophomore Nathan-Michael Guzman closed just behind Urbina in 59th (22:06.9).PCC was fourth among South Coast Conference team finishers as Mt. San Antonio was third, El Camino 9th, and Cerritos 12th. Riverside won the meet title while San Bernardino Valley’s Luis Ortega was the race winner in 20:31.6.Other Pasadena scoring runners were Marcelo Ramirez (103rd, 22:48.2), Armando Solis (119th, 22:58.3), Christian Alcala (124th, 23:03.2), Eric Bravo (125th, 23:04.4). Also racing for the Lancers were Jacob Reyes (237th, 24:54.8), Milton Lamar (253rd, 25:31.1), Tymel Minter (257th, 25:34.6), and Jeremy Alvarenga (288th, 27:22.8). Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena Public Library Expands Curbside Pickup Service

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