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Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgGreif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Greif Nigeria Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Greif Nigeria Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Greif Nigeria Plc (GREIF.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 5th April 2021, is US$39.33K (NGN14.98M). An average of US$3.28K (NGN1.25M) per month.Greif Nigeria Plc Interim Results for the Half Year DocumentCompany ProfileGreif Nigeria Plc (formerly Van Leer Containers (Nigeria) Plc) manufactures and markets steel drums in Nigeria as well as plastic containers and sheet metal products. The company also offers services for steel punching and aluminium welding. Greif Nigeria Plc is subsidiary of Greif International Holding BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Greif Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Should I buy BT shares at 5-year lows?

first_imgShould I buy BT shares at 5-year lows? Tony Loton owns shares in BT Group. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. There’s something wrong with BT Group (LSE: BT.A). As the former British Telecom, this company has a good brand, and as one of Britain’s few tech titans it should have benefited from the coronavirus crisis that has kept us all at home for months. Without BT’s infrastructure, we wouldn’t be able to Skype and Zoom, and work from home. And yet, BT shares have fallen for a full five years.What’s wrong with BT shares?Historically, BT has suffered from the same problems as other privatised or semi-privatised former state-run utilities such as Royal Mail: legacy technology, universal service obligations, and an onerous pension scheme. I don’t want to talk about those things today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I want to talk about what I think is wrong with the fixed broadband business. With most if not all people – even my elderly dad – having a mobile phone these days, the only reason anyone still has a BT line is for supposedly super-fast broadband. Since my dad doesn’t do broadband internet (or any internet at all) he doesn’t use BT any more. Nor does my father-in-law. Nor do I.For at least five years, I’ve been operating with only a mobile phone that provides me with a 4G internet connection at least as fast as (and probably more reliable than) I could get with BT broadband. I can tether my laptop and TV to stream movies, and the necessary “unlimited mobile data” plan costs me no more than the equivalent BT broadband. Best of all, I can take it with me wherever I go.Despite what the government says about needing to get super-fast fixed-line broadband out to everyone in the UK, I think that fixed lines will become totally redundant when 5G really gets going.Can 5G save BT?These days, BT isn’t only a fixed-line telephone and broadband provider. Having divested itself of its original mobile brand Cellnet in 2002, which became O2 and was sold to Telefonica in 2006, BT subsequently bought rival mobile operator EE in 2016.This was a good move, in my opinion, because EE was the first and is maybe the best provider of super-fast 5G services in the UK. If anything can save BT, 5G can, but this is not yet reflected in a rising share price; maybe because of the likelihood that 5G services will cannibalise BT’s fixed broadband customers who (like me) will ultimately be happy to be mobile-only.Should I buy BT shares now?Actually, I already have bought some BT shares, but only as a test purchase to see which way the price goes. I often do this with stocks I have my eye on, with a view to scaling in (buying more) by averaging down if the price goes down or pyramiding up if the price goes up.If you think I’m mad to look at buying more either way, I can tell you that I’ll only average down (with a little more money) if I can do so at a much lower price point, and I’ll only pyramid up when I have sufficient profit in my original position to offset the risk of the new investment.Finally, what really interests me is that on the one-year price chart, BT shares seem to have flatlined: 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Tony Loton Enter Your Email Address Tony Loton | Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 | More on: BT-A last_img read more

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Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Women’s Ministry 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 By Lynette Wilson Posted Mar 17, 2016 Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls Event runs parallel to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women session Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC From left, Rosemary Williams, moderator, and panelists Caroline Herewini, Dana Dankin, the Rev. Paula Nesbitt, and Ann Smith, during a panel on “Sustainable Development: The Power Tool for Women and Girls.” Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] By empowering women and girls from the ground up, it is possible to change entire communities: to lower poverty and domestic violence rates and to ensure that girls receive an education. It is even possible to change men.“I believe that economic development will never be a reality unless it reaches women and girls,” said Dana Dankin, founder of Women’s Trust, an organization operating in Ghana that empowers women and girls through microenterprise, education and access to healthcare, during a March 16 panel on sustainable development.Through working with women, building relationships “under the radar” out of sight of corruption, Dankin continued, it is possible to provide women and girls with the resources and a framework to build their own path out of poverty.Dankin shared her more than 20 years’ experience working in Ghana during a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women parallel event focused on “Sustainable Development: The Power Tool for Women and Girls.” Panelists presented their contributions to sustainable development, specifically describing how it contributes to the economic empowerment of women and girls.In addition to serving as a platform to share stories about what works in the field, the panel was intended to bring together people, often working in isolation to achieve similar goals, into a network, said moderator Rosemary Williams, founder and director of Women’s Perspective, a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that provides educational programs focused on financial empowerment to women and girls worldwide.Hosted by Women’s Perspective and Anglican Women’s Empowerment, the event was held at the Salvation Army Auditorium, 10 blocks north of United Nations headquarters where official UNCSW discussions are taking place. Williams, a founding member of Anglican Women’s Empowerment and a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a former banker and longtime women’s economic empowerment advocate wrote a training manual on the subject. Each attendee received a copy.During a question-and-answer session following the initial introductions and a meditation exercise, a woman asked Dankin what she meant earlier in regard to changing men. She clarified her earlier comment by saying that as women begin to earn money and provide support for their families, it takes the pressure off men, changing family and community dynamics. In some cases, she said, men have become partners in their wife’s entrepreneurial activities.The Rev. Paula Nesbitt, former chair of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Committee on the Status of Women, is an academic researcher studying women and work, particularly women priests in the Episcopal and Unitarian Universalist traditions. She has also on worked on issues such as maternal health, violence against women and human trafficking, as well as empowerment and she’s found that three tools are necessary for transformation: education, the end of exploitation and empowerment through women’s networks.She recommended that attendees read an article published March 12 in The Economist, which talked about “feminist economics,” and paints an accurate picture of women’s experiences over the last 30 years, she said.Another panelist, Caroline Herewini, chief executive of the Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Refuge, talked about what it has been like for New Zealand’s indigenous peoples, the Maori. Before New Zealand was sighted by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and fell under western influences, indigenous people had created a sustainable society, had sailing ships and had established trade with Australia; moreover, they’d developed a culture where “women were considered sacred and children gifts from God,” but within 100 years of colonization, indigenous people had begun to lose their culture and way of life.Prior to 1997, she said, there were no women’s shelters specifically for indigenous women; now the Maori have their own network of shelters with programs for indigenous women designed and implemented by indigenous women, she said.Ann Smith, the final panelist to speak, talked about her 30 years of experience working on women’s empowerment and global gender parity, and more recently in developing an indigenous women’s pathways program to address internalized institutional racism and sexism.In developing the program, she said, rather than create a timeline, they created a circle, she said.“In a circle, everyone is equally valued,” said Smith.Women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion representing more than 20 countries are gathered in New York for the 60th session of the UNCSW March 14-­­­­­­­24.More ENS coverage of Anglican and Episcopal women’s participation in the UNCSW is here.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. UNCSW, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion, last_img read more

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House T / monovolume architecture+design

first_imgArchDaily House T / monovolume architecture+designSave this projectSaveHouse T / monovolume architecture+design “COPY” Other Participants:Benjamin Gänsbacher, Sergio Aguado Hernández, Barbara WaldboothCity:MeranoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrea ZanchiRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The house T, a detached house located in Merano, consisting of a ground floor and a basement with garage. There were designed two buildings on different levels connectet by internal stairs, to better adapt the house to the sloping terrain. The pure lines of the design are underlined by the execution of exposed concrete and the realisation of glass facades, which make the building complex appear clear and light.Save this picture!© Andrea ZanchiThe glass facade, doors and windows are designed as all-glass elements made of 3-fold glazing in order to obtain the best possible comfort. The roof is designed as flat roof covered with gravel.Save this picture!© Andrea ZanchiSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Andrea ZanchiThe living areas open onto a spacious terrace and the pool. A seemingly floating staircase leads to the garden.Save this picture!© Andrea ZanchiProject gallerySee allShow lessLandscape Fence / heri&salliSelected ProjectsHaiLongtun Management Room / United Design U10 AtelierSelected Projects Share House T / monovolume architecture+design Photographs:  Andrea Zanchi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: JUNG, Askeen, Niche Modern, Planit, Sto, Warema, XAL Save this picture!© Andrea Zanchi+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share Year:  Italy Photographs CopyAbout this officemonovolume architecture+designOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeranoItalyPublished on June 28, 2018Cite: “House T / monovolume architecture+design” 28 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save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 stream Baucon Bozen Patrik Pedó, Jury Anton Pobitzer Architects: monovolume architecture+design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Merano, Italy Lead Architects: 2018 Structural Engineering: Projects Area:  315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897038/house-t-monovolume-architecture-plus-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897038/house-t-monovolume-architecture-plus-design Clipboardlast_img read more

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18 new and forthcoming books for fundraisers

first_img8. In Defence of PhilanthropyDr Beth Breeze at the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent has another book in the works – In Defence of Philanthropy.My book has the Ronseal-inspired title ‘In Defence of Philanthropy’. Do you have ‘Philanthropy Revolution’ by Lisa Greer on your list? It’s a painful read, a big-donor perspective on poor fundraising practice. But I def recommend it, we need to know how asking is perceived.— Beth Breeze (@UKCPhilanthropy) November 12, 2020 16. Making the AskHow do you ask the right people for the right money in the right way? In Making the Ask: The artful science of high-value fundraising Bernard Ross and Clare Segal share their approach – used by major fundraising organisations from UNHCR in the Middle East to MSF in the US and from UK’s Oxford University to MEF Museum in Argentina – which has been used to secure gifts up to $110m in a single ask. 4. Good business: the talk, fight, win way to change the worldBill Novelli’s book Good Business comes out in March 2021. It is based on his experience with founding and growing Porter Novelli, the global PR agency for social impact, and his CEO role at AARP, the US nonprofit. He aims to show “that you can make a positive social difference regardless of what business you are in or where you are in your career”. 3. Philanthropy: from Aristotle to ZuckerbergPaul Vallely’s book is a huge work (in significance as well as physical size), covering the development and significance of philanthropy through the ages. 18 new and forthcoming books for fundraisers You can also see her in conversation with Louise Morris:Worth them attending @summitfundraise webinar with Lisa too…https://t.co/rofVjoywnB— Rory Traynor (@rory_fundraiser) November 12, 2020 Find more fundraising books at Bookshop.org She backs up her views with dozens of interviews with donors, nonprofit professionals and academics in the field.She believes that giving can be “saved” and offers suggestions on how charities and fundraisers can adopt new approaches that yield more “trusting, authentic partnerships that can be sustained long-term”.You can listen to Lisa Greer talk about the book and the issues she raises in a podcast:Have you ever approached a new donor and thought, “I wish I knew what they were thinking?”. This week on the pod, our guest Lisa Greer, gives you the inside scoop to exactly what your donors are thinking and mistakes to avoid! Give it a listen!https://t.co/Nio8hsUDL9— Whole Whale (@WholeWhale) November 7, 2020 11. Rebel IdeasRebel Ideas is a “journey through the science of team performance. It draws on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case-studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest, and a moving tale of deradicalisation in America’s deep South.”Author Matthew Syed argues that “individual intelligence is no longer enough; that the only way to tackle these complex problems is to harness the power of our ‘cognitive diversity’.” The above list contains affiliate links to Bookshop.org, which UK Fundraising partners with because it shares its income with local and independent bookshops. 7. Fundraising strategy book in the worksFundraising consultants Dr Claire Routley and Richard Sved have confirmed to UK Fundraising that they are “just finishing the final chapter of a book on fundraising strategy”. Claire added; ” It’s a labour of love, and general strategy nerdery!”UK Fundraising will share more details in due course.We’re just finishing the final chapter of a book on fundraising strategy – it’s a labour of love, and general strategy nerdery!— Dr Claire Routley (@ClaireyJaneR) November 12, 2020 Debra Allcock Tyler’s new book from the Directory of Social Change focuses on the practicalities of being an effective charity trustee. If relationships between trustees and between senior managers and trustees aren’t right, the charity can quickly find “you’ll have a battle on the board”.In true Allcock Tyler style she features a different ABBA tune as the theme for each chapter.  Did we miss a recently published or forthcoming fundraising title? Add it in the comments below. We’ve featured and sold fundraising books online since 1995, so there will be another round-up of fundraising titles soon.  374 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 12. Uncharted: how to map the futureBusinesswoman Margaret Heffernan explores the people and organisations who aren’t daunted by uncertainty.“Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to friendships, this refreshing book challenges us to resist the false promises of technology and efficiency and instead to mine our own creativity and humanity for the capacity to create the futures we want and can believe in.” 15. Robots Make Bad FundraisersIn Robots Make Bad Fundraisers: How Nonprofits Can Maintain the Heart in the Digital Age Steven Shattuck questions why, with all the software, tools, apps and intelligence available to us, has fundraising performance stagnated?Instead he explores “ways to apply time-tested principles of philanthropy to the modern technology available to fundraisers – with the goal of keeping the donors we already have, inspiring new donors to give, and maintaining the sanity of our team members.”Howard, if it’s not already on your list, try Steven Shattucks new book” Robots make bad fundraisers”.. Here is a quick peek at Steve in action–https://t.co/JMSlP8gC4k— The Nonprofit Show (@Nonprofit_Show) November 12, 2020 Tagged with: Bitcoin Digital fundraising books Giving/Philanthropy Humbly, mine. The book that explains the beauty of our craft. “Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising” is available now in print, eBook and audiobook on https://t.co/O1DeRrXnF8 https://t.co/PVReJAkwn5— Rob Cummings (@TheWkdBriefing) November 12, 2020 1. Who Cares?Written by Joe Barrell and Sarah Fitzgerald, Who Cares? focuses on “building audience-centred engagement strategies in the non-profit sector”. It has just been published by CharityComms. 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. Read Paul Pirie’s recent review on UK Fundraising. 6. Philanthropy RevolutionLisa Greer’s Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors, Build Relationships and Make a Difference is written from a donor, indeed a philanthropist’s, point of view, and bluntly criticises what she sees as wrong and outdated with much fundraising. As such it is essential reading for any fundraiser.  2. Mutual AidMutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis by Dean Spade was published last month.It “provides a grassroots theory of mutual aid, describes how mutual aid has been a part of all larger, powerful social movements, and offers concrete tools for organising, such as how to work in groups, decision-making process, how to prevent and address conflict, and how to deal with burnout”.Its author is clear that mutual aid is not charity: “it’s a form of organising where people get to create new systems of care and generosity so we can survive.” 10. Promised LandCan I suggest my own upcoming book due out by Dec 1? – Promised Land: The Ten Commandments for Nonprofit Strategy, Communications, and Fundraising pic.twitter.com/0M2NqNahuH— Janet Cobb, CFRE, CNP (@jcobbcfre) November 12, 2020 It’s time for another round-up of the latest books for fundraisers and charity staff. Here are several new titles plus several which will be published soon.We have started with 18 titles, but we expect that number to grow as more books are suggested to us. 5. It’s a Battle on the Board 18. From the Ground Up: Digital Fundraising for NonprofitsBrock Warner’s book is “a practical primer on the ways of understanding, building, designing and innovating an effective digital fundraising programme”.Maeve Strathy says “Brock has taken solid fundraising strategy and brought it to life through a real-world guide to digital fundraising. In plain language, Brock is providing tactical and practical advice, rooted in insights that will drive results. This is a must-read for fundraisers.” 17. Change for BetterYou might already have read Change for Good by Bernard Ross and Omar Mahmoud, which looks at “how anyone involved in the field of social change can help individuals or groups to make positive choices using decision science”. Change for Better will be published in 2021, featuring a series of case studies from around the world looking at how  behavioural science is transforming fundraising. It will be edited by Meredith Niles, Maddie Croucher, Omar Mahmoud and Bernard Ross. 14. Craftivist Collective HandbookThe third and final Craftivism book is designed to complete the trilogy and help Craftivists around the world deliver beautiful, kind & fair Gentle Protest Craftivism that works and makes real positive change.Sarah Corbett is crowdfunding to make the Craftivist Collective Handbook a reality, and already has over 670 supporters, but needs more to reach the target and go ahead with publishing the book. 9. Winning: The Five Truths of FundraisingRob Cummings book is available in print, eBook and audiobook. He is the author of The Weekend Briefing, a weekly email combining fundraising best practice “with an inspiring message that resonates with senior professionals and new fundraisers alike.” ?#CraftivistHandbook ? JUST LAUNCHED?Help us create a beautiful coffee table project book of 20 #gentleprotest #craftivism projects + methodology + stories + so much more to help you & others around the world in your positive change-making ?? https://t.co/aBTZ2EJeYJ pic.twitter.com/KvJnCBnJto— CraftivistCollective (@Craftivists) October 1, 2020 I’m a big fan of crypto and also of @JasonShim and @Anne_Connelly, colleagues who’ve written a book on bitcoin and gift acceptance. I was privileged to have read the draft – outstanding information you’ll not get anywhere else. Download the preview; better, preorder the book. https://t.co/sJQCAhnqfg— Rebecca Davies (@RebsD) November 23, 2020 13. Hooked on a FeelingSenior Coordinator at UNICEF Francesco Ambrogetti has a book looking at how the passion and devotion to good causes becomes memories and identities. It is due out by the end of this year.my upcoming book “HOOKED ON A FEELING. How the passion and devotion for good causes becomes memories and identities” By Holborn/Civil Society Press by the end of 2020— Franki (@FrancescoAm) November 12, 2020 I’m thrilled to share “From the Ground Up: Digital Fundraising for Nonprofits” which is on sale now. Visit https://t.co/W9XyPYFB0B for all the links you’ll need. It’s a practical, handy guide to the fundamentals that any fundraiser needs to know. #fundraising #charity #nonprofits pic.twitter.com/o0ap0STaxG— Brock Warner, CFRE (@brockwarner) September 5, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19. Bitcoin and the Future of FundraisingCanadian fundraisers Anne Connelly and Jason Shim have written a guide to how charities are accepting and encouraging donations by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.A preview is available but you can pre-order the book. Howard Lake | 12 November 2020 | Newslast_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgStudent workers organizeUndergraduate student workers at Kenyon College in Ohio formed the Student Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) and voted to strike because of unfair labor practices by the college. On March 15, more than 120 students picketed and marched across campus in what is being hailed as the first undergraduate student-labor strike in the country.Graduate students from Columbia University went on strike March 15. At the University of New Mexico, graduate students are seeking union recognition. Last year, graduate students at University of Michigan and University of California, Santa Cruz had strikes.Student-worker organizing got a boost this month when the National Labor Relations Board withdrew a Trump era rule that had characterized student workers as nonemployees and exempt from the board’s oversight. Now student-worker unions, both graduate and undergraduate, have legal recourse before the NLRB and are not dependent on a college administration’s voluntary recognition.Essential workers demand compensation and safetyOut of the 5,000 union members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 87 who are employed as janitors in San Francisco office buildings, 3,000 have been laid off since the pandemic, and at least 26 have died from COVID. The remaining workers continue to disinfect offices and scrub bathrooms in buildings where major companies like Google and Amazon have space. Most of the janitors are employed by maintenance contracting companies like ABM, Able, Cleanarama and Genesis.Union organizers say workers are not provided protective equipment. One worker describes receiving a new mask every 1-2 weeks. Workers describe having their hours cut, making it difficult to provide for their families.Union demands include rehiring laid-off employees without a loss of seniority, a wage increase to compensate for working in a hazardous environment and an increase in paid sick days. Janitors want the cleaning companies to follow the example of San Francisco drugstores and grocery stores. Workers there, including janitorial staff, are represented by Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and won a $5 per hour hazard pay increase and other gains.Nurses at St. Vincent’s, a for-profit hospital in Worcester, Mass., owned by the Tenet corporation, voted to strike following two years of stalled contract negotiations. The 800 nurses are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Their main grievance revolves around nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, also referred to as patient limits or safe staffing.Solidarity with nurses strike, Worcester, Mass., March 18. Credit: WW PHOTOAll nurses know that limiting the number of patients per nurse per shift translates into higher quality care and nurses being available to patients at critical moments. Well-documented research defines what is a safe ratio, based on the seriousness of the patient’s condition and the level of care needed. The ratio proposed by Tenet corporate bosses does not promote safe quality care, nor does it limit the risk to workers of on-the-job injury.Employers often increase the number of patients per nurse to cut costs or increase profits. National Nurses United is currently running a campaign to legislate safe nurse-to-patient ratios at the national level.Women’s labor history in two documentary filmsTwo recent documentaries chronicle how women struggle and win against misogyny and patriarchal employers.“9 to 5: A Story of a Movement” tells the story of women office workers in the 1970s who drastically changed how the business world functions. The organization “9to5” inspired Jane Fonda to make the Hollywood movie that bears its name. (9to5.org/about-9to5/)In 1972, there were limited work opportunities for women. Secretaries were regarded as subordinates to male bosses and undervalued for the work they did. A group of women office workers in Boston, fed up with the misogyny, sexual harassment and unfair compensation, began organizing the 9 to 5 movement among their fellow secretaries.The movement expanded across the country and eventually grew into Service Employees (SEIU) District 925. The documentary features first person accounts from the 9 to 5 leaders. Honing their organizing skills as the movement grew, they fought and won victories in male-dominated office hierarchies. Cleveland organizers, who won union recognition after a huge battle with Cuyahoga Community College, tell their story.The film highlights how Black women from the South were recruited, but found the same disconnect that plagued the feminist movement in the 1970s. They speak openly of how they challenged the white leaders of the 9 to 5 movement to embrace a multiracial strategy. District 925 was eventually absorbed into the larger SEIU, but during its heyday it organized nationwide walkouts and secured pay raises, paid leave, childcare and opportunities for career advancement for its members.The film is worth watching as a window into a not too distant past, minus the glamour and star power of Hollywood’s version.If NFL Cheerleaders conjure thoughts of vapid women in silly costumes on the sidelines of football stadiums each autumn Sunday afternoon, the documentary: “A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem,” will be an eye opener. The film focuses on two former NFL cheerleaders who filed class action lawsuits for pay equity.Maria Pinzone was a cheerleader for the Buffalo Bills. Working 20 hours a week, her yearly salary was only $105. She describes an atmosphere where grueling practice sessions included supervisors’ body shaming tactics. Pinzone and four other Bills cheerleaders filed a class action suit in 2014 claiming wage theft and unsafe work conditions.Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields became a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Raiders and describes the mandatory team promotional events, where cheerleaders were considered “volunteers” and weren’t even reimbursed for travel or hotel. Her class action suit won a victory, increasing wages to $9 an hour, triple the previous rate.Filmmaker Yu Gu is an Asian immigrant woman who moved to California from Canada and became fascinated with the college football spectacle at the University of Southern California. Gu focuses on each woman, without the trappings of game day, struggling to win against the multibillion dollar NFL patriarchy. Her documentary is a tale of misogyny, sexual harassment and abuse. It compels us to see conventionally “beautiful” women as whole human beings.According to Gu,“[The gender binary is] a construct that really hurts both men and women, but in this case it disproportionately affects women, because of wage theft,” she said. “They’re not getting paid for the amount of work they’re doing, and they’re not valued fairly, and you see the effects of that throughout their life . . . it’s cumulative.” (Women’s Media Center, Feb. 4)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence

first_img Organisation News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment UK Home Secretary gives green light to extradite Julian Assange to the US June 13, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on United Kingdom February 28, 2020 UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence RSF conducted an unprecedented international trial-monitoring mission to the UK for Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing from 24-27 February, as the prosecution and defence presented their legal arguments at Woolwich Crown Court in London. RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire and RSF Germany Director Christian Mihr joined RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent for the hearing, and Vincent was able to systematically monitor each sitting over the four days. RSF staff from London, Paris, and Berlin also staged an action outside the adjacent Belmarsh Prison – where Assange is being held – on 23 February, and joined protests outside the court on 24 February.District judge Vanessa Baraitser presided over the hearing. James Lewis QC acted for the US government, and barristers Edward Fitzgerald QC and Mark Summers QC argued in Assange’s defence. US government representatives were present, but did not speak during the hearing. Assange did not take the stand, and his several attempts to speak from the secure dock he was held in at the back of the courtroom were interrupted by the judge, who stated that as he was “well represented,” he must speak through his lawyers.Assange is being pursued under a US indictment on the basis of 17 charges under the Espionage Act and one charge under the Computers Fraud and Abuse Act, related to Wikileaks’ publication in 2010 and 2011 of several hundred thousand military documents and diplomatic cables leaked by Chelsea Manning. These charges carry a combined possible sentence of up to 175 years in prison. The publication of the leaked documents resulted in extensive media reporting on matters of serious public interest including actions of the US in Guantánamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan.In the course of the prosecution’s argument, it became clear that the US still has no evidence for its claim that Assange had put sources at “serious and imminent risk,” but are pursuing the charges based on the risks that he is accused of knowingly causing. At one point the prosecution said the publication of the leaked documents had led to the disappearance of some sources – but with no apparent evidence in support of this claim. The prosecution argued that Assange had damaged the US’ defence and intelligence capabilities and hurt US interests abroad.However, the defence argued that these proceedings constitute an abuse of process as the case is being pursued for ulterior political motives and fundamentally misrepresents the facts. They outlined that Wikileaks had worked for months with a partnership of professional media organisations to redact the leaked documents. The defence explained that as redaction was in progress, one of the media partners had published a book containing the password to the unredacted dataset, which led to its access and publication by other parties. The defence outlined how Assange had attempted to mitigate any risk to sensitive sources by notifying the White House and State Department that publication outside of Wikileaks’ control was potentially forthcoming, imploring them to take action to protect the named individuals.“We were not surprised by the prosecution’s argument, which again confirmed the lack of evidence for the charges against Mr Assange. This week’s hearing confirmed our belief that he has been targeted for his contributions to public interest reporting. We call again for the UK not to extradite Mr Assange to the US, for the charges against him to be dropped, and for him to be released as a matter of urgent priority,” said RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire.In arguments around extradition, the defence argued that the Anglo-US Extradition Treaty expressly prevents extradition on the basis of political offences, presenting a bar to Assange’s extradition. They presented that these rights were protected by domestic law as they constituted a cornerstone of the constitution and were enshrined in the Magna Carta, and were further protected by international law, including the European Convention on Extradition, the Model United Nations Extradition Treaty and the Interpol Convention on Extradition.The prosecution countered that the Extradition Act 2003 contains no provision for extradition to be barred on the basis of political offences – and that Assange’s actions could not be interpreted as political under English law. They argued that as the Extradition Treaty had not been incorporated by parliament, rights could not be derived from it, with James Lewis QC stating at one point that it might surprise other states to know that treaties meant very little when signed by the British government; parliamentary sovereignty meant the rights were only enforceable in a domestic context if ratified by parliament.RSF observers remain concerned for Assange’s wellbeing, as he appeared very pale and tired throughout the hearing, and complained several times that he could not follow proceedings properly or communicate easily with his legal team from the glass-partitioned dock. On day two, Assange’s lawyer reported that he had been mistreated at Belmarsh prison; after the first day of the hearing, he was strip-searched twice, handcuffed 11 times, moved holding cells five times, and had his legally privileged documents confiscated on entering and exiting the prison. The judge stated it was not a matter within her jurisdiction. On day four, she rejected his application to be allowed to sit with his lawyers in the courtroom when evidence is given in May, despite the fact that the prosecution did not object to the request.“We remain extremely concerned for Mr Assange’s treatment and wellbeing, as he was clearly not well this week and struggled to participate properly in his own hearing. The reports of mistreatment at Belmarsh prison are alarming, and we expect that to be addressed as a matter of urgent priority. We also call for Mr Assange to be allowed to sit next to his legal team in the courtroom in accordance with international standards, and not held in a glass cage like a violent criminal. He is in a vulnerable position and presents no physical threat to anyone, and his rights under the European Convention must be respected,” said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.Two short procedural hearings are scheduled in the coming weeks: a mandatory call-in on 25 March to be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court with Assange joining via video link; and a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court on 7 April where case management and the issue of anonymity of two witnesses will be discussed. Assange will be required to attend the latter in person. Evidence is then expected to be heard over three weeks from 18 May at Woolwich Crown Court.The UK and US are respectively ranked 33rd and 48th out of 180 countries on RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.Press contact: Rebecca Vincent on [email protected] or +44 (0)207 324 8903. During the first week of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing in London, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) was concerned by the clear lack of evidence from the US for its charges against Assange. RSF also remains concerned about Assange’s wellbeing and inability to participate properly in his hearing, following reports of mistreatment at Belmarsh prison and the judge’s rejection of his application to sit with his lawyers in the courtroom. The hearing will resume from 18 May, when three weeks of evidence will be heard. Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment #FreeAssange : Sign against Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States! 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Call for action over journalist denied return of ID papers after release from prison

first_img November 11, 2020 Find out more August 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for action over journalist denied return of ID papers after release from prison News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder to go further Organisation TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Tunisia News Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today wrote to the Tunisian interior minister urging him to intervene in the case of journalist Slim Boukhdir who has been deprived of his national ID card since leaving prison last month and whose passport was removed in 2004.The 39-year-old journalist was correspondent for the pan-Arab London-based newspaper al Quds al Arabi and for the website of Satellite television station al-Arabiya, as well as posting articles on websites, particularly Tunisnews and Kantara.“Sentenced to one year in prison in December 2007 after a trial on charges which we have always seen as groundless, he was released four months early, on 21 July this year,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said in its letter to Rafik Belhaj Kacem, minister for the interior and local development.“This early release, a sign of goodwill on the part of your government, has not however put an end to the journalist’s problems”, it said. “On leaving prison, Slim Boukhdir was not allowed to have his national ID card back, although it is vital for his daily life, in particular for any bank transaction.” “We also want to remind you that he has been deprived of his passport for four years. On the day of his arrest, on 26 November 2007, he was travelling to Tunis to try to reclaim it,” the organisation said. “He had previously gone on a two-week hunger strike to protest at your administration’s refusal to return it”.“We believe that Slim Boukhdir has been the victim of several injustices. Having spent 238 days in prison, the journalist now wants to take up his work as a journalist again. We urge you to intervene so that he can get back his national ID card as well as his passport,” the organisation concluded.The journalist was arrested during a check on ID papers of passengers using a collective taxi between Sfax and Tunis. He was immediately taken before cantonal court in Sakiet Ezzit in the Sfax suburbs and sentenced, at the end of an unfair trial, to a year in prison for “insulting an official in the exercise of his duty”, “breach of accepted standards of decency » and “refusing to produce his identity papers for police”. He endured harsh conditions during his time in jail, including poor hygiene, the threat of physical harm from his fellow prisoners and deprivation of letters and independent newspapers. Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

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Calvary Presbyterian Church: MEC Annual Fall Fair

first_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith & Religion Events Calvary Presbyterian Church: MEC Annual Fall Fair Article and Photo courtesy of Calvary Presbyterian Church Published on Monday, October 8, 2012 | 2:38 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment 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. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Mideast Evangelical Church invites you to join them for the Annual Fall Fair, Saturday October 20, 2012 from 8 am to 5pm at the Calvary Presbyterian Church.Try authentic Mediterranean food like baklava, kofta, stuffed grape leaves, and falafel. Visit booths of home decor, kitchen supplies and more.There will be face painting, a rummage sale and kids ages 5-12 can enjoy popcorn and a movie. Come for a day filled with fun with family and friends.Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, (626) 799-7148 or visit www.calvarypressopas.net. Business News Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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