United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) 2020 Presentation

first_imgCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$10.96M (KES1.19B). An average of US$913.2K (KES99.15M) per month.CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited Presentation DocumentCompany ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Bledisloe Cup: No surprises or weak links in All Blacks selection

first_imgNo points to prove: Hansen will always put out a strong teamCrotty may not have Cruden’s brain or a bag of tricks with the same dimensions, but he should be afforded the leeway that Cruden never got. The business of international rugby is hard enough and at least for the Bledisloe, Crotty has the ability to contend with Wallabies like Adam Ashley-Cooper with an hour of play under his drawstring. If he is used.The fact remains that this is a battle-hardened and purposeful All Blacks side that could be parachuted into any hotspot, on any terrain, and be expected to win. Steven Luatua is a replacement for Liam Messam, but no one is screaming in horror over this. Crotty may not even get his debut if the game is close, but an All Black ‘weakness’ is normally of a better ilk than any other international replacement.The fear must be, then, that the All Blacks do not thump this new-era Australia and maybe we just want easy excuses  lined up in the face of such a predictable All Black selection. Getting to grips: There has been much talk about Ryan Crotty coming in to the All Blacks squad, but he may not playBy Alan DymockTHE SUPER Rugby semi-final in Hamilton. An hour gone. Ryan Crotty fires out a loose pass to one of his Crusaders team-mates but before it can touch a fingertip a sprinting Aaron Cruden snatches the ball and bursts towards an interception try. It was a close game that the Waikato Chiefs won through their ability force their way through for scores and the Crusaders never quite looked strong enough to get to the final.Out of the shadows: No one writes off Aaron Cruden nowWhy is this Crotty-Cruden incident worth noting? Well, as the All Blacks name a team to contend the Bledisloe Cup in Australia – a team with almost no surprises – there has been some reaction to the selection of these two men. Chiefly, people are delighted that Cruden steps in but wary of the potential Crotty debut.The Crusaders centre was a late call-up to the All Black squad after Francis Saili went down and with Dan Carter pulling out and Cruden being promoted to starting fly-half, Crotty was gifted the empty spot on the bench. He is considered a paint-by-numbers guy and his rough-woven beard makes him look like the hipster who started turning up at your gym. In short: he is not the impossibly-skilled ringmaster most All Black fans want in their midfield and some feel that another hard worker is simply not what they need.He is skilled and he is a facilitator. If Steve Hansen deems him good enough, surely he should be given a chance? Of course, with no other headlines and the All Blacks picking an almost predictable, experienced team there has to be something to pick through.We have been through all of this before, of course, with Cruden himself. It took the fly-half time to convince the Kiwi public he had the mental aptitude to succeed once he had stepped out of Dan Carter’s shadow. Bossing games since his shaky time at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, though, he has become a figure of confidence and a game leader. That is not to say that he shouts and screams in the dressing room or grabs the likes of Kieran Read by the collar, but now people would not sound odd if they suggested that the kid is calm enough for international rugby. All Blacks team v Australia: Israel Dagg; Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea; Aaron Cruden, Aaron Smith; Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Steven Luatua; Sam Whitelock, Luke Romano; Owen Franks, Andrew Hore, Tony Woodcock.Subs: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Ryan Crotty. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Rugby League Park on August 13, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand. last_img read more

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Diocese of Chicago hosts discussion on injustice amidst the COVID-19…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Diocese of Chicago] With infection and death rates in the COVID-19 pandemic surging in communities of color, the Diocese of Chicago’s Antiracism Commission sponsored an evening teleconference April 28 on “COVID-19, Health Disparities and Systemic Racism: How do we respond as people of faith?”Almost 150 participants joined Bishop Jeff Lee and other diocesan leaders to hear a four-person panel discuss long-standing injustices that have been thrown into stark relief by the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterward, participants broke into small groups to discuss steps the diocese might take in response.The Antiracism Commission plans to study this feedback and determine how to bring it to the attention of the wider diocese. More immediately, Lee encouraged all Episcopalians to join the Episcopal Public Policy Network, the grassroots organizing arm of The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, describing it as “a simple and effective way to make your voice heard.”Moderator Derrick Dawson, co-program coordinator for Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism, opened the program by reminding participants that 30% of Chicago’s population, but 70% of its COVID-19 fatalities, are black. He said environmental, political and economic factors helped foster medical conditions that are driving the steep rates of death in black communities.“Why is this about systemic racism, and not just medical issues or epidemiological issues?” he asked a panel that included the Rev. Fulton Porter, rector of St. Thomas’ Church, Chicago, who is also a doctor at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana; Laura Leon, a hospital program manager and health care justice advocate from Trinidad Lutheran Church in Chicago’s Humboldt Park; Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations; and the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean, Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary.Porter, whose hospital is treating COVID-19 patients, described coming home each day, taking off his clothes, putting them into the washer and immediately taking a shower to protect his family from the virus. He said the answer to Dawson’s question lay in data that demonstrates a clear racial component to infection and death rates.“The data really helps to shed light on these intersecting forces of racial disparities and underlying conditions and poverty that affect how the virus spreads throughout the United States,” he said. The problem, he added, is that resources have not been allocated in response to these findings.“We’ve really got to affect public policy in a way that is meaningful across the board,” Porter said. He urged people of faith to do more than support candidates who agree with their positions. “I think we have to raise up candidates in our own midst who support what we believe in if we are going to stop this spiral,” he said.Leon, who has served on the State of Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Board of Directors and the State of Illinois Medicaid Committee, said the Latino community has been hit hard by the pandemic.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos account for 27% of COVID-19 deaths, but only 18% of the population in virus hotspots.Those numbers may underestimate the scope of the problem, Leon said, because Latinos have been unable to get tested and so their deaths may be misattributed. “But from the ground, knowing what people are doing, I know it is a very dangerous situation.”The pandemic is also taking a significant economic toll in Latino communities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 84% of Latinos are unable to work from home, In roughly 50% of Latino households, someone has lost a job or taken a pay cut, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.“They are the ones doing the unprotected work,” Leon said, and they are frequently doing it without health insurance. “Sometimes I want to close my eyes and not see it, but I think it is important that I see it and that I speak.”Blachly echoed Porter’s and Leon’s calls for better data about how the pandemic is affecting communities of color. “Data will allow us to see what the disparities are and better target resources to address those disparities and to see which communities are most vulnerable – for this crisis and the next,” she said. “We can’t address what we don’t measure.”Better data can provide deeper insight into a myriad of problems that take a disproportionate toll on communities of color, she said. “We can try to better understand the role of vast inequities in wealth, access to health care, employment, psychosocial stressors, environmental pollutants and access to clean air and clean water, access to fresh and healthy food, incarceration, student debt, predatory lending, education equity, immigration status, relationship to law enforcement, experience with the criminal justice system, so many different aspects.”The Office of Government Relations is currently lobbying for increases in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, through which recipients receive food stamps; an end to predatory lending; rental and housing assistance, including the suspension of evictions during the pandemic; equal treatment for immigrants and the undocumented; and support for indigenous people and those living on tribal reservations, among other issues.It is not surprising that communities mired in poverty due to centuries of systemic racism are suffering gravely during a pandemic, Douglas said. Some pundits have attributed high mortality rates to the prevalence of complicating medical conditions in communities of color, she noted. “They are talking about co-morbidity as though people of color don’t know how to take care of themselves,” she said.The bigger problem is that people of color often cannot protect themselves from the virus for economic reasons, Douglas said. People who are considered essential front-line workers are treated as inessential and even disposable at other times, she said.“What is revealed is that when we call ourselves a democracy … that claim is really aspirational,” Douglas said.The same, she added, is true of the church. “This injustice and inequity has happened on our watch,” she said. “What makes us even more accountable than government is that, as faith communities, we are the only communities that by definition are not accountable to the way things are. We are accountable to the way things are supposed to be, and that’s the just future that God has promised us all.”In small group sessions, participants discussed numerous ways the church could respond to the injustices made clearer by the pandemic, including preaching on the topic, supporting community organizations responding to inequalities, advocating for the redistribution of resources and calling upon churches to become more involved in their communities.In closing the teleconference, Lee urged participants to continue working for justice, and not to lose heart. “If the reign of God can’t be built in the here and now, then I don’t understand the vocation of the church,” he said. “The gates of hell won’t prevail against that movement, let alone this virus. Let’s not neglect the power that has been placed into our hands.” Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Apr 29, 2020 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA COVID-19, Health & Healthcare Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Diocese of Chicago hosts discussion on injustice amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: What is the church called to do? Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

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NOAA: Expect an active hurricane season

first_img“Regardless of how many storms develop this year, it only takes one to disrupt our lives,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Robert J. Fenton, Jr. “Get ready now with these easy, low-cost steps that will leave you better prepared and will make all the difference: Have a family discussion about what you will do, where you will go and how you will communicate with each other when a storm threatens; Know your evacuation route; tune into your local news or download the FEMA app to get alerts, and finally – listen to local authorities as a storm approaches.”The 2016 season was the most active since 2012, with 15 named storms, including 7 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes.NOAA will update this outlook in early August, just prior to the peak of the season.NOAA also issued seasonal hurricane outlooks for the eastern Pacific and central Pacific hurricane basins. An 80 percent chance of a near- or above-normal season is predicted for each region. The eastern Pacific outlook also calls for a 70 percent probability of 14 to 20 named storms, of which 6 to 11 are expected to become hurricanes, including 3 to 7 major hurricanes. The central Pacific outlook calls for a 70 percent probability of 5 to 8 tropical cyclones, which includes tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes. The combination of two high-resolution hurricane models will improve forecast guidance for the National Hurricane Center this season. The upgraded Hurricane Weather Research Forecast model adds better representation of storms at higher vertical resolution, and has advanced data assimilation and improved physics. With these upgrades, the model can improve intensity forecasts by as much as 10 percent and track forecasts by as much as seven percent. NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center also is replacing the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Hurricane Model with a new hurricane model called HMON, for Hurricanes in a Multi-Scale Ocean-Coupled Non-Hydrostatic, which has superior track and intensity forecast skill. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here These numbers include Tropical Storm Arlene, a rare pre-season storm that formed over the eastern Atlantic in April.“The outlook reflects our expectation of a weak or non-existent El Nino, near- or above-average sea-surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and average or weaker-than-average vertical wind shear in that same region,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.Strong El Ninos and wind shear typically suppress development of Atlantic hurricanes, so the prediction for weak conditions points to more hurricane activity this year. Also, warmer sea surface temperatures tend to fuel hurricanes as they move across the ocean. However, the climate models are showing considerable uncertainty, which is reflected in the comparable probabilities for an above-normal and near-normal season.“NOAA’s broad range of expertise and resources support the nation with strong science and service before, during and after each storm to protect lives and property and enhance the national economy as we continue building a Weather-Ready Nation,” said Ben Friedman, acting NOAA administrator. “From our expert modelers to our dedicated forecasters and brave crews of our hurricane hunters, we’ll be here to warn the nation every step of the way this hurricane season.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply NOAA brings exciting new observing, modeling, forecasting and communications tools to the table this year to improve our hurricane warning capabilities and aid public readiness: Dr. Gerry Bell discusses the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.(NOAA) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom  ‘Weak or non-existent’ El Nino is a factorFrom the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/U.S. Department of CommerceFor the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season.“As a Florida resident, I am particularly proud of the important work NOAA does in weather forecasting and hurricane prediction,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “These forecasts are important for both public safety and business planning, and are a crucial function of the federal government.”Forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center is providing a suite of new forecast and communication tools this season. Forecasters there will issue Storm Surge Watches and Warnings operationally this year, in addition to issuing advisories,watches and warnings for disturbances that aren’t yet a tropical cyclone but still threaten land with tropical storm or hurricane conditions within 48 hours. The center added a new experimental visualization tool so the public can easily see when damaging winds are forecast to reach their community. Also, beginning this year, the public will be able to click on the hurricane track cone graphic and see how far outside of the cone hurricane and tropical-storm-force winds extend, which can be hundreds of miles. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSHurricane Season Previous articleMemorial Day Weekend: Best War MoviesNext articleOver two million Floridians on the road this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Even before its final positioning, the sophisticated camera on NOAA’s new GOES-16 satellite will give our hurricane forecasters a sneak peek at its greater image resolution, sharp detail and rapid-refresh rate. One of the powerful instruments aboard GOES-16, the lightning mapper, will allow forecasters to see lightning strikes that build within tropical cyclones – a possible signal of strengthening. NOAA’s 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Park House / PLY Architecture

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/192719/park-house-ply-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officePly ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAnn ArborHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on December 26, 2011Cite: “Park House / PLY Architecture” 26 Dec 2011. 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?公园住宅 / PLY Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Park House / PLY Architecture Year:  Houses Park House / PLY ArchitectureSave this projectSavePark House / PLY Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/192719/park-house-ply-architecture Clipboard 2007 ArchDailycenter_img Architects: Ply Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The Park House addresses generic and specific aspects of residential construction. The site specifics are the adjacency of a city park on the North and a steep slope across the site. The addition must also integrate the existing historic house with the site.  Save this picture!Courtesy of PLY ArchitectureAs a generic approach, the addition exploits the local zoning regulations to create an attached second residential unit allowing the addition to share utilities. The addition defers to the historic house on the front and creates a courtyard on the rear.  Save this picture!Studio_East ElevA car port and garage / workshop are slid under the new residential unit as the site drops away. One moves under the carport and up to a shared deck as the building twists and bends overhead.Save this picture!Courtesy of PLY ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessWIFI Technology Center Proposal / AllesWirdGut + FCPArticlesCompetition for Design of Transport PackagingArticles Share Save this picture!Courtesy of PLY Architecture+ 8 Share United States CopyHouses•Ann Arbor, United States “COPY” Area:  1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Barnardo’s in merchandise and event partnership with Teletubbies

first_img Tagged with: corporate fundraising events Photo: Piers Allardyce with children from Teddies Day Nursery in TwickenhamTeletubbies is managed by DHX Brands, the brand-management and consumer-products arm of DHX Media Ltd. It specialises in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets.Teletubbies returned to television with a new series last year, and a second series of the new-look Teletubbies will launch on CBeebies in 2017.Charlotte Hill, Teletubbies’ Senior Brand Manager at DHX Brands, said:“Teletubbies celebrates play, love and laughter, so working with the UK’s leading children’s charity that helps to improve vulnerable children’s lives is a natural fit for the brand.”Photo: Piers Allardyce with children from Teddies Day Nursery in Twickenham Children’s charity Barnardo’s is to benefit next year from a partnership with children’s TV show Teletubbies.  From May 2017, the public will be able to buy special Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po limited edition merchandise from Barnardo’s shops across the UK, with income from their sales helping Barnardo’s work supporting disadvantaged children in the UK.Barnardo’s Big ToddleBoth organisations are sharing a 20th anniversary next year. Teletubbies will be 20 years old in 2017, and so will Barnardo’s Big Toddle, the largest annual fundraising event for under five year-olds. Consequently Teletubbies will be part of next year’s event.Javed Khan, Barnardo’s Chief Executive, said:“We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Teletubbies next year. 2017 is going to be a very exciting year for Barnardo’s and we’re thrilled Teletubbies will be a part of that.” Advertisement  800 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Barnardo’s in merchandise and event partnership with Teletubbies  799 total views,  3 views today Howard Lake | 20 December 2016 | 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.last_img read more

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Big Give announces Send A Cow as overall Christmas Challenge Award winner

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Big Give announces Send A Cow as overall Christmas Challenge Award winner  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Send A Cow is the overall winner of The Big Give’s 2016 Christmas Challenge Awards, which recognise the match funding campaign’s best performing charities.Charities that met or exceeded their online match funding targets were eligible to apply, with 58 entering. The overall winner Send A Cow received £3,000 while Clean Break won second place, receiving an award of £2,000, while all other winners received an additional £1,000 for their charity.South London Cares took third place in The Big Give Christmas Challenge Awards. Winners and special mentions were also made in a number of categories: Newcomer, UK, International, Small (under £1m annual income), Children (sponsored by The Childhood Trust), Arts & Culture, Creative Marketing, and Supporter Engagement.The Big Give will share some of the best examples of supporter engagement and creative marketing on its website.Sir Alec Reed CBE, founder of the Big Give, said:“These charities have demonstrated the scope of what is possible in terms of strategically and creatively engaging with supporters through the campaign and I’m sure that their work will provide inspiration for other participating charities. All the shortlisted charities deserve recognition for standing out amongst a set of excellent entries, and congratulations to the winners on their outstanding work.”  57 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 14 February 2017 | News Tagged with: Awards match funding The Big Give About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Supreme Court’s landmark campaign finance case approaches 10-year anniversary

first_imgReddIt Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Linkedin Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit This artist rendering shows Theodore Olson, the attorney representing Citizens United, second from right, arguing a campaign finance case before the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. Seated, from left are, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Stephen Breyer, and the court’s newest member Justice Sonia Sotomayor. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteran) Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleMen’s basketball moves to 9-2 after blowout of LamarNext articleHow a Fort Worth organization fights human trafficking Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Benton McDonald printThe 2020 presidential election is on pace to set fundraising records.President Donald J. Trump has already raised $165 million for his reelection, and the field of Democratic candidates has brought in a combined $475 million. The election coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court case that opened the door for the record-breaking fundraising and spending taking place today. An artist rendering from the day in which Citizens United was argued in front of the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteran)Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission was decided by the court in 2010 and overturned the court’s 2003 decision in McConnell v. FEC, which banned corporations from making “electioneering communications.” The majority justified the overruling by saying that political speech was protected under the First Amendment, no matter if the speaker is an individual or a corporation. “Political speech is what allows us to become properly informed and play the role that we play as voters in our democracy,” Raleigh Levine, a professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law said. “So, generally, the court has been very, very protective of speech that is political.” The second major decision the court made in Citizens United was removing the ban on independent political spending by corporations.Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in the case, saying that “were the Court to uphold these restrictions[on corporate spending], the Government could repress speech by silencing certain voices at any of the various points in the speech process.” AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, FileThe court drew a new distinction that differentiated political spending from other types of spending and protected it under the First Amendment. “If you look at it strictly from a freedom of expression standpoint, then money is one of the ways we express ourselves,” TCU political science professor Donald Jackson said. “If you put limits upon how we spend our money for politics, then you are limiting the point of view of people who have money.” Corporations and unions can now collect and spend as much as they want as long as the money is spent independently of a candidate’s campaign.  Independent spending by outside groups has increased dramatically since the court’s decision, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. This includes a $700 million jump between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The 2012 election was the first to see more than $1 billion of outside money spent.  Part of the increase can be attributed to the introduction of Super PACs — political action committees that cannot donate directly to a campaign but have no limitations on the number of independent expenditures they can collect and spend. Super PAC spending mainly goes towards supporting candidates and attacking their opponents via advertisements. One Super PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, spent more than $124 million against Democratic candidates in 2018. Other Super PACs, like American Bridge 21st Century, have already spent over $1 million to oppose President Trump in the run-up to the next election. Advocates for campaign finance reform have argued that the ability of these groups to spend such large amounts is giving them outsized influence on election outcomes. “Money can influence the outcome of an election, not just through corrupting a candidate and buying votes, but by drowning out other voices,” Levine said to explain their rationale. “[This gives these groups] a chance to dominate the marketplace of ideas by speaking loudly and more often than anybody else.” The ability of Super PACs to accept unlimited contributions has also allowed individuals to donate more. FEC regulations limit direct donations to candidate’s committees to $2800 per election cycle and cap out individual donations to political action committees at $5000 per year.A lack of such limits on Super PAC donations has led to the rise of “mega-donors” in politics.Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson (left), seen here with President Trump, donated more than $100 million to GOP-backed super PACs in 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Casino owner Sheldon Adelson led the pack in 2018 by donating $122 million to GOP-backed Super PACs. Democratic presidential candidates Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg gave $72 and $92 million respectively in the same cycle. The total given by the top 100 donors in 2019 accounted for 77.7% of the money raised in 2018, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The list included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, award-winning director Steven Spielberg and the owner of the Houston Texans Robert McNair. Jackson used the work of prominent economist Mancur Olson to explain why wealthy individuals have an incentive to donate such large sums. “He (Mancur Olson) points out that if you have a lot of money, you are willing to enter the political fray because the payoff for you for changing policy is sufficiently large that it is worth the expenditure,” Jackson said. “But that doesn’t apply to most of us. So essentially there is a built-in bias in favor of large aggregations of wealth or power and that is the way the system works.”Six original members of President Trump’s cabinet donated to his campaign, and donors made up 38% of those he chose for high-level government posts, according to Politico. The growth in political fundraising since Citizens United has also resulted in more calls for campaign finance reform. Every Democratic presidential candidate is rejecting corporate PAC donations. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are rejecting all super PAC donations and publicly refusing to hold any high dollar private fundraisers.Democratic senators, from left, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., announce the introduction of a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United v. FEC decision to get big money out of politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Many of the candidates have called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced legislation this year to overturn Citizens.“A constitutional amendment will allow Congress to regulate election spending, establish public financing as the sole way to finance elections, and bring an end to the era of big money in politics,” according to Warren’s campaign website. Both Levine and Jackson agreed that an amendment overturning the ruling is the only way to stop the increasing flow of money into politics — a very unlikely occurrence in a polarized age. “To have any kind of decent control upon political contributions, you’d have to amend the constitution,” Jackson said. “That is extremely unlikely to happen.”Levine added that until an amendment is ratified or the court decides to overrule Citizens, she thinks political spending by outside groups will continue to increase. 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