Ireland: Anglo aid is affordable

first_img IRELAND’S bailout of Anglo Irish Bank, a key factor behind the country’s soaring budget deficit, is “costly but manageable,” the head of its central bank said yesterday. Patrick Honohan, who is also on the ECB’s governing council, said the total cost of bailouts of all Ireland’s banks and financial institutions would be around 20 per cent of GDP. Honohan said last week the net cost of the recapitalisation would reach 15 to 16 per cent of GDP, though the final bill would depend on the price Anglo got on sales of loans to Ireland’s bad bank. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndo Monday 16 August 2010 8:31 pmcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot Ireland: Anglo aid is affordable Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Morrisons eyes move into online grocery

first_imgThursday 9 September 2010 2:23 am Morrisons eyes move into online grocery Show Comments ▼ Supermarket giant Morrisons has reported pre-tax profit of £412m for the first half – as it confirmed that it was considering a move into online retail.The profit was eight per cent down on the same period last year, but in line with forecasts.Underlying profit was up taking into account a one-off payment in the same period last time.The company said it had served a record average of customers per week over the period while like-for-like sales – excluding VAT and fuel – were up 0.9 per cent.Revenues were £8.1bn from £7.5bn, a rise of nine per cent.Meanwhile it reported that the interim dividend was up 14 per cent to 1.23p.The company said it was assessing a possible move into online groceries. John Dunne Tags: NULL Morrsisons new chief executive Dalton Philips, Chief Executive, said of the results for the six months to August: “Over the last six months I have spent time getting to know this great business and its people. Three observations stand out: “Morrisons is a world class retailer; it has real and positive differences in its fresh offer, food production and craft skills; and there are many opportunities ahead to drive our top line, increase efficiencies in the business and to capture growth.” Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia whatsapp whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof last_img read more


first_img whatsapp BILL OF THE WEEK KCS-content Sunday 20 February 2011 10:08 pm whatsapp FOUR bankers celebrating a promotion in the group managed to celebrate in style with a school night blow-out a couple of weeks ago – dropping over £1,000 on a Wednesday night at Kingly Court members’ hotspot The Bureau Club. Between them, the high-spirited quartet sank two bottles of vintage Dom Pérignon over the evening, at £370 a pop, alongside a selection of exotic cocktails, including the intriguingly named Red Amex – a two-person sharer spiked with Cointreau, Courvoisier XO and Laurent Perrier Rosé. Chased down with lavender mojitos, the party kept its energy levels up with a couple of food platters to offset the effects of the colourful drinks. Stomachs were lined by a selection of cheeses plus mini British classics – pies, hamburgers and fish and chips. We’d imagine there were a few sore heads, not to mention abused-feeling credit cards, come Thursday morning. Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

Is Rolls-Royce a bargain?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Jay Yao | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 | More on: RR Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) stock has rallied a lot recently. Due to the vaccine candidate news, RR has rallied almost 30% in the last one month according to Hargreaves Lansdown. In the calculations, I think the broker factored in the recent rights issue. 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…Given the rally, is the stock still a bargain? Here’s what I think.Worst behind Rolls-Royce?I think the worst is probably behind the company as far as the pandemic is concerned. This is because of Rolls-Royce’s fund raising in October and recent positive Covid-19 vaccine news. Thanks to RR’s fund raise, many analysts think the company has enough money to make it out of the pandemic in most scenarios. If a vaccine is approved and distributed smartly, I also think the worst case scenario — the pandemic lasting longer than Rolls-Royce has money for — is unlikely. Free cash flow shortfall this yearBefore Covid-19, Rolls-Royce had a trend of rising free cash flow (FCF). RR’s underlying group FCF, for instance, was £568m in 2018, and £873m in 2019. As late as 28 February 2020, RR management expected at least £1bn in FCF for 2020 when excluding any material impact from Covid-19. Before Covid-19, management also said they were targeting over £1.9bn FCF in the mid-term.Of course, the pandemic occurred, and now things are completely different. Rather than generate at least £1bn in FCF, the company said in October that it could have cash outflows of £4bn this year. To compensate for the outflows, RR has had to issue additional billions in debt and RR’s share count is now much higher due to a recent rights issue. The company may also have to sell some assets that very likely will make achieving the mid-term FCF target harder.While Covid-19 has damaged the company, I nevertheless think the long term still looks pretty good if management executes. To me, Rolls-Royce has a great business. The company is one of the leaders in its field. Given the difficulty of jet engine R&D, RR has few competitors. If RR executes, I think management could pay off the additional debt it took in a fair amount of time. Although I don’t think RR has anywhere near the upside it did before on a per share basis, due to the increase in share count, I still think there is potential for the stock to be higher in the long term. What the market thinksAt the end of the day, I think the question of whether Rolls-Royce is still a bargain depends on how the market views the stock. The market takes an optimistic long-term view with some stocks. For many tech stocks nowadays, valuations are often higher as the market is willing to give credit before the company has achieved it. With some other stocks, the market is much harsher in terms of expectations. For those stocks, investors want to see attractive profits or profit growth before they award any meaningfully higher valuations. If the market judges RR on its near-term financials, I don’t think the stock is much of a bargain anymore. Given RR’s market cap of £8.62bn, according to Hargreaves Lansdown, and management’s target of FCF of £750m in 2022, the stock isn’t really that cheap versus some other stocks. If the market judges RR on its long-term financials, however, I think it is a bargain and I’d still consider buying the stock.  Is Rolls-Royce a bargain?center_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. 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. Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. 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Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgRhys Webb was Man of the Match, not for the first time, as he popped up in the right place at the right time to score two tries in the 31-20 triumph and kept his team on the front foot throughout.Talking of gifted, it’s hard to believe Jonny Gray is still only 20 years old. The Glasgow Warriors lock was the outstanding player in his team’s 21-18 win over Munster at Scotstoun, a victory which means the Scots are just one point behind the Ospreys in the table. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Goode startAs a Coventry City supporter, Andy Goode was probably more excited than anyone about Wasps’ move to the Ricoh Arena – also the home of the football club – and he celebrated his first match in his home city by scoring an Aviva Premiership record 33 points.Wasps made it a house-warming party to remember with their 48-16 win over London Irish but Goode’s try, eight penalties and two conversions left him chortling in disbelief. “What a Christmas present!” he said, before promising to drink some of the profits from the game at the club’s Christmas party. The SaintsStaying strongIt is six months since Owen Williams suffered a serious spinal injury while playing for Cardiff Blues in a tens tournament in Singapore and the former Wales centre has given an inspiring and courageous interview to BBC Wales’s Ross Harries, in which his positive mental attitude shines through.Williams has regained some movement in both arms, but has yet to do the same in his legs. Hard work in the gym and pool means he is making progress and, although he admits to having emotional ups and downs, he is determinedly looking to the future, not the past.“I don’t just want to lie there and waste away,” he told Harries. “You have to accept it and get on with it and try and make something of your life… you could just lie there and stay in bed, but that’s not the way I want to go.”He puts the injury down to bad luck, saying “I’ve been tackled like that 100 times before” and insists his fate has not watered down his love for rugby.You can watch the full interview via the BBC iPlayer, by looking up Scrum V (21 December) in their listings. It took until the 73rd minute before a scrum was actually completed. Ridiculous.I don’t often agree with Austin Healey but I had to applaud when the BT Sport pundit said he wanted to take the two front rows aside and say: “It’s not all about you – you are spoiling this game.” Hear, hear. Setting the bench-MarkHe will celebrate his 35th birthday on Boxing Day but Mark Cueto proved there’s life in the old dog yet as he raised his all-time Premiership try-scorer record by another notch with his first score of the season.Tom Varndell has been sneaking up on him, grabbing five tries this term while Cueto had only had one start for Sale Sharks since September before this weekend. But wearing the No 11 jersey on Friday evening, Cueto took a tricky pass, pirouetted and drove through a couple of defenders to score his 87th Premiership try during Sale’s 18-11 win over Exeter Chiefs. Varndell is his closest rival on 80 and astonishingly there is no other current player within 30 tries of Cueto’s total. Given the elbow: Dylan Hartley is sent off by JP Doyle after elbowing Matt Smith in the faceSeeing redDylan Hartley blotted his copybook once more this weekend when he was sent off for elbowing Leicester centre Matt Smith in the mouth during the East Midlands derby. Yes, Smith was pulling at him from behind and the Tiger might have made a meal of the contact, which didn’t actually draw blood, but if you elbow someone in the face you have to expect to be sent off.Hartley wasn’t the only player to leave his team in the lurch with a bit of silly indiscipline this weekend. Treviso replacement Romulo Acosto was shown a straight red for punching Edinburgh’s Fraser McKenzie. He landed repeated blows when McKenzie was already on the ground. Truly giftedIt’s the time of year when gifts are on everyone’s mind and the Guinness Pro12 team that gave its supporters the best pre-Christmas present is the Ospreys, who sit on top of the table thanks to their bonus-point win over Ulster. The best and worst of our great game was showcased this weekend, with courage and dignity sitting alongside violence and selfishness – but there was plenty of great Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 action to enjoy too.center_img Officially greatIf Nigel Owens wasn’t already my favourite referee – and he probably was – he went up even higher in my estimation this weekend by taking charge of an under-12s match between Dowlais and Bedwas on Sunday. He could have sat at home with his feet up, but he headed out to referee two teams of delighted youngsters instead and Tweeted: “Was a pleasure to ref Dowlais v Bedwas U12s today. Grass roots rugby at its best. Kids well behaved. Credit to rugby.” Top job Nigel. Ford’s focusFor all his undoubtedly magnificent talent, George Ford had a tendency to just occasionally let himself down with an off-day from the kicking tee, but he looks like he might be eradicating that fault now.The latest example of his improved reliability with the boot came in Bath’s 39-16 win over Gloucester at Kingsholm – a record for the club in the Premiership at that venue. Ford kicked 24 points for Bath, punishing every Gloucester error.Plaudits for the victory should be shared across the whole Bath team as their defence kept Gloucester at bay through a long period of pressure in each half of the game. For more than 20 phases, the Cherry and Whites knocked on the door, but Bath would not let them through. Six of the worstThe Gloucester v Bath derby is usually a match to look forward to – a pulsating, tense thriller with a lot of pride at stake for both sides. Sadly, Saturday’s clash was reduced to a boring farce for much of the time by the two front rows who were unable to stay on their feet in the scrummage.Time after time after time the scrums collapsed before the ball was even put in, with both teams at fault at different times, as the six front rowers attempted to stay too low and lost their footing. Different view: Are any other club bosses looking in the same direction as Edward Griffiths?The SinnersIs that what you want?Harry Enfield used to play a comedy character whose catchphrase was: “Is that what you want? Cos that’s what’ll happen.” Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths might wish to ponder that advice this week after his side annihilated London Welsh 78-7 in the Aviva Premiership. Welsh are clearly the poor relations of this league and if Griffiths gets his wish – expressed in a strong club statement last week – and has the Premiership salary cap scrapped, then more clubs will end up being outclassed week after week as a handful of richer clubs spend their way to an entirely different level.Yes, there might only be four or five clubs capable of winning the Premiership title even now, but 11 of the 12 can beat anyone on their day and that is one of the things which makes the league exciting and worth paying to watch.It’s true, the English clubs are not on a level playing field with the French in the European competitions, as the French can assemble stronger squads, but it is the Premiership which occupies the rugby players and fans of England for 24 weeks of the season and it would be turned into a farcical, two-tier competition if the salary cap was scrapped.The fact that clubs can employ one – soon to be two – marquee players outside the salary cap means English clubs can already offer Dan Carter and co as much money as they like, but they cannot sign a whole squad on unsustainable wages.The Saracens’ statement started with the extraordinary claim that the club is “creating a consensus among Premiership clubs to remove the salary cap”, yet their hashtag #scrapthecap was barely a blip on Twitter at the weekend. They said six other clubs already supported their stance, but club coaches from Leicester, Northampton, Harlequins, Bath and Gloucester all spoke in favour of the cap this weekend.Griffiths has done a huge amount to make rugby a better game in this country and beyond, but the idea of scrapping the salary cap would benefit the few at the expense of the many and should be resisted. Shouldering the burden: Luther Burrell did the work of two players for NorthamptonSuper SaintsNorthampton pulled off a stunning, extraordinary 23-19 win over Leicester Tigers having played with 14 men for three-quarters of the game after Dylan Hartley was sent off. The Saints took Tom Stephenson off to allow replacement hooker Mike Haywood to step into the front row and from that point Luther Burrell did the work of two centres in attack and defence, putting in a truly outstanding performance which earned him the Man of the Match award.Alex Waller, Ben Foden and Jamie Elliott scored the Northampton tries, but Burrell was the leading light in a magnificent team performance. A Goode day: Andy Goode set a new record for points in a Premiership match TAGS: OspreysSaracens last_img read more

Containerlove / LHVH Architekten

first_imgCopyHouses•Kall, Germany Projects Houses Year:  Save this picture!© Tomas Riehle+ 17 Share Containerlove / LHVH Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Containerlove / LHVH ArchitektenSave this projectSaveContainerlove / LHVH Architekten Architects: LHVH Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailycenter_img Year:  “COPY” 2006 Germany Photographs photographs:  Tomas RiehlePhotographs:  Tomas RiehleSave this picture!© Tomas RiehleRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. At first glance, this container house looks like it is just a temporary housing solution, located on a rural site surrounded by cow fields, woods, and houses with saddle roofs. After detailed planning and a four-week production phase, the containers were delivered and mounted and the residents could even move in on the same day. Save this picture!© Tomas RiehleMost of the work was carried out off-site so only the joints, pipes and connections needed to be finished on-site. The neighbors’ initial surprise soon changed to a positive response. The surprisingly generous interior space was admired just as much as the protected terrace at the rear of the house. However the question remains as to when the roof will be delivered.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessGlobal Center for Academic and Spiritual Life / Machado and Silvetti AssociatesSelected ProjectsScaled Back House / ROOVICESelected Projects Share 2006 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLHVH ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKallHousesGermanyPublished on August 03, 2013Cite: “Containerlove / LHVH Architekten” 03 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

In-house trust fundraiser appointed at CLDF

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people In-house trust fundraiser appointed at CLDF AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2006 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF), has recently appointed Tina Freeth from Birmingham as its in-house trust fundraiser.The charity recognized the need for a dedicated full time resource, the work having previously been handled on a consultancy basis.Tina was trained by Wooton George Consultancy Ltd and was previously employed as a fundraising officer for a Birmingham based charity. Advertisementlast_img read more

GFM handles telephone donations for Jeans for Genes

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Essex-based marketing and promotions company GFM is handling telephone and postal donations to this year’s Jeans for Genes fundraising campaign.The company has been working with the charity for more than a decade and have helped them to raise over £30 million through donation handling at its contact centre in Hawkins Road in Colchester.GFM Business Development Consultant Jiggs O’Sullivan said: “After sending out the fundraising packs, our job now is to co-ordinate the phone calls and mail from people wanting to make their donations to the charity from money they raised on the day. Our onsite facilities mean postal donations can be processed quickly and personalised thank you letters sent to supporters as soon as possible.”Staff at the company raised £700 themselves by being sponsored to wear fancy dress relating to different countries of the GFM handles telephone donations for Jeans for Genes Howard Lake | 17 October 2010 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Technology Telephone fundraising 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

£5m innovation fund to support carers launched

first_img A £5 million Carers Innovation Fund has launched that will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers.Applicants will need to demonstrate that their idea is a fresh approach that is better than existing provision, will benefit the local community and can be expanded and replicated.The voluntary sector, charities, SMEs and commercial organisations can all bid for funding to prove their concept – up to £500,000, with the aim of securing longer term funding from other sources.Projects the fund would invest in include technology platforms that help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, and support groups such as carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds.Projects will be expected to show a positive effect on:carers’ health and wellbeingcarers’ ability to manage work alongside caring responsibilitiescarers’ ability to take a break from their caring rolereducing loneliness and social isolationThe fund was first announced last year as part of the Carers Action Plan, a cross-government programme of targeted work to support unpaid carers over the next 2 years. Initially the fund was worth half a million pounds. However, funding was later increased to £5 million.Full information on the fund and how to apply is available on for Care, Caroline Dinenage, said:“Informal care is a fundamental part of our health and care system, which would not be sustainable without the incredible contribution of carers across the country. But we cannot take them for granted and must do more to protect their wellbeing and ensure they can enjoy full lives.“This £5 million investment will help build our understanding of the kinds of support that work for carers, outside of traditional healthcare services. From cafes that bring carers together, to innovative forms of technology that help carers enjoy time off, I want to see a range of exciting projects boosted and their benefits unlocked.” Advertisement £5m innovation fund to support carers launched Melanie May | 13 June 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis57 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  570 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis57 Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said:“There’s never been a more important time to develop and accelerate new ways to support unpaid carers. Many more of us are taking on unpaid caring responsibilities for family and friends, often alongside paid work or raising children. We are also seeing the amount and complexity of care increasing.“As we live and work longer, with technology transforming so many aspects of our lives, it’s time to innovate to support the way families are living today.”  569 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Funding innovationlast_img read more

Defend, disrupt, reclaim: PRIDE MEANS SOLIDARITY

first_imgA direct action group representing queer and trans communities of color, coordinating with a larger Stonewall Warriors contingent, interrupted the June 10 Boston Pride Parade of 25,000 to bring awareness to the high rate of murder and violence against trans women of color and LGBTQ communities of color.On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, Workers World Party issues this call for ‘Pride in solidarity.’On the night of June 28, 1969, working- class Black and Brown queer and trans people rebelled against the unending policing and state violence waged on LGBTQ people at the Stonewall Inn, a popular place for LGBTQ people to gather in New York City.Among the first to say “enough is enough” to the police raids were trans women of color, including Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, co-founders of S.T.A.R (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), an organization committed to fighting for the rights of trans and gender nonconforming people.The following year, a Pride celebration took place in New York City to commemorate the courage and right of LGBTQ people to fight back against police brutality. Both Pride and the Stonewall Rebellion were major victories for LGBTQ people and cemented their place as part of the vanguard against state violence, capitalism, racism and more.Pride celebrations have grown in number across the U.S. and world in the past several decades. In most cities, it is the one time of year when LGBTQ people are able to gather and explicitly say “No!” to closets, to hiding and to anti-LGBTQ bigotry. In more recent years, unfortunately, Pride has also become the ground for corporate propaganda and co-optation by major banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. These corporations flaunt support for LGBTQ “equality” but ultimately are only using LGBTQ people to further their anti-poor and anti-worker practices that leave all working-class people either homeless, displaced, unemployed or further pushed to the margins of society.But on the night of Stonewall, Sylvia, Marsha and countless others picked the side of history that made LGBTQ people synonymous with anti-police and anti-capitalist fightback. LGBTQ people today, particularly those of color, are not letting the pinkwashing and corporatization of Pride happen in silence.‘Corporate scum don’t give a damn’At this year’s Pride parade in Washington, D.C., a group of queer and trans people of color staged a disruption under the banner of #NoJusticeNoPride. Demonstrators that day were chanting, “Capital Pride is a sham, corporate scum don’t give a damn!” Those who organized the disruption wanted to bring attention to the ways Pride has been co-opted to cater more to police and corporate sponsors than to the community that made Pride happen for the first time nearly 50 years ago.In Columbus, Ohio, four #BlackLivesMatter organizers were arrested at a Pride parade for staging a similar disruption to intervene in the corporatization of Pride.We are facing a time of tremendous possibility, challenges and contradictions. The Trump administration’s blatant attacks — on immigrants, women, people with disabilities and others in the working class — are fanning the flames of white supremacist vigilantes of all stripes. This bigoted campaign is winning over isolated sectors of our class to fight against their best interest while promoting divide-and-conquer strategies that pit marginalized communities against each other.The “anti-sharia law” protests on June 10 across the U.S. were called by a reactionary white gay Republican who claimed the action was organized in the interest of “protecting women and LGBTQ people.” Pride goers in Columbus, Ohio, were captured in photos cheering the police on as they arrested the four Black LGBTQ people resisting racism and corporate injustice.We must wrestle with these internal contradictions and lift up the leadership of LGBTQ working-class people, especially those who live at the intersections of multiple oppressions.We must learn and remember that we are not each other’s enemies. Our enemies are the capitalist state and its corporate cronies who exploit LGBTQ people for profit, that prop up false narratives about who LGBTQ people are and what we stand for, and that have turned Pride into a publicity stunt to cover up their crimes against working people.‘Our Pride means socialist revolution’Now more than ever we are called to use Pride as a site of struggle against the capitalist state. But in order for this to be possible, we must be ready to defend, disrupt and reclaim Pride for all of us.We must resist the lure of corporate flags and empty promises by the state to keep LGBTQ people safe. That promise was false 50 years ago and is still a lie today as the epidemic of violence against trans women of color goes on, as LGBTQ youth continue to struggle with homelessness, and as queer and trans people battle addictions that go unresolved by a failing, profit-driven health care system.LGBTQ people are our own heroes. The working class has the utmost potential to wage revolution in this society in part because of our ability to build class unity and solidarity.One year ago we lost 49 LGBTQ kindred to a bigoted shooter at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Fla. We remember and mourn the lives stolen, and we remember our firm solidarity with LGBTQ Muslims and against anti-Muslim and islamophobic bigotry. We remember in the wake of HB2 in North Carolina how LGBTQ youth of color refused to be divided and stood firm in solidarity with workers who were also under attack. We remember that Black Lives Matter organizing across the U.S. and the globe is led by LGBTQ women and people of color.Since before the Stonewall Rebellion, Workers World Party has been in the struggle to defend LGBTQ people against patriarchy and anti-LGBTQ bigotry. For the past several decades, from the AIDS epidemic to solidarity with Cuba and the Black Lives Matter movement, WWP has been in the streets raising the banner of LGBTQ liberation across all struggles.We raise our fists in solidarity with all LGBTQ people who continue to bring to Pride its original and true revolutionary fighting spirit.Solidarity with all LGBTQ people for whom Pride is a safe haven and refuge! Solidarity with all LGBTQ people for whom Pride is a site of struggle, victory and celebration!We continue to fight for Pride, for our Pride means Black Lives Matter; Indigenous sovereignty; a free Palestine; U.S. out of Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa; and housing, health care and jobs at livable wages for trans women of color, young people and all workers and oppressed people.Our Pride means socialist revolution and a world where all of us can be free.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more