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AIA float sees investors pile in

first_img whatsapp whatsapp John Dunne AIA float sees investors pile in Show Comments ▼ Share Friday 29 October 2010 5:22 am AIA Group surged 17 per cent in its Hong Kong debut as investors, chasing exposure to Asia’s fast-growing life insurance business, piled into the record offering in the world’s hottest IPO market.The stronger-than-expected listing is a relief for bailed-out insurer American International Group Inc after a two-year effort to sell its Asian unit, including a failed takeover attempt from British insurer Prudential plc.The strong start boosted AIA’s market value above the $35.5bn (£22.3bn) Prudential had initially offered for AIA in March, vindicating AIG’s decision not to accept $30.4bn bid that followed.AIA CEO Mark Tucker will now battle it out with Prudential to grab a greater share of the $358bn Asia-Pacific life insurance market after spending about 17 years building Prudential’s Asian business.Diversifying quickly into bancassurance – selling insurance products through banks – is one of the battles Tucker has on his hands, as he gets underway to revive growth at AIA after the wounds inflicted by AIG’s near-collapse.“The successful IPO would turn management’s full attention back to the core business. The IPO and the separation from AIG took up some of management’s time,” said Sally Yim, senior analyst of financial institutions group at Moody’s Investor Service.“Whoever is able to diversify into bancassurance and at the same time strengthen their agency productivity will be the winner in Asia,” she added.Tucker, 52, a former professional soccer player known for his long hours and competitive nature, faces off against the likes of Prudential, ING and Manulife Financial Corp.AIA closed at HK$23.05, 17 percent above the IPO price of HK$19.68, after hitting a high of HK$23.15. A Reuters poll had, on average, forecast the shares to start trading at HK$21.79.AIA accounted for about 42 per cent of Hong Kong’s total market turnover with early trade dominated by retail demand, according to Hong Kong exchange data.Asia has led the world in IPOs this year, raising a record $124.7bn to account for more than 66 per cent of all global volume, according to Thomson Reuters data. One-third of Asia’s IPOs have been in Hong Kong, drawing on its access to the booming China market and big investor base.AIA also caps a record year of insurance IPOs, which saw Japan’s Dai-ichi Life Insurance sell $11bn in shares and Samsung Life Insurance raise $4.4bn.AIA’s IPO closed two days ahead of schedule after being swamped by orders from Chinese investors and traditional long-only funds. AIG raised $17.8 billion after selling shares at the top end of the marketing range. The offer was subscribed 9.62 times.The IPO could raise as much as $20.5bn if AIG exercises the over-allotment option, setting it on course to be the world’s third-biggest IPO. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sportradar to fund universal fraud detection system for global sport

first_imgSports integrity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Sportradar to fund universal fraud detection system for global sport 16th February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Sportradar said the system – which has been backed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) – has been developed in consultation with its existing fraud detection partners, and it will seek to liaise with other sporting bodies in the lead up to the UFDS’s launch in October. “Therefore, all sporting organisations are reminded once again, that an all-encompassing approach – as in the OM Unit PMC’s specific ’3 Pillar Strategy’ – is fundamental in order to achieve sustainable and long-term results.” Tags: Sports Integrity Sportradar IOC Fraud Detection Carsten Koerl, Sportradar Group chief executive, said: “We believe that integrity is fundamental to public confidence in sport, and that wrongdoing at any tier of competition affects all levels of sports and its fans. “Today marks a very special day in the history of our company, as we announce the upcoming launch of our core bet monitoring system, at no financial charge to any sports federation or league that wants to use it. By making this significant investment in integrity via the UFDS initiative, we are demonstrating our commitment to support the sustainability of sport around the globe.”center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Developed by Sportradar Integrity Services, UFDS will build on its existing bet monitoring service, which monitored more than 600,000 sporting fixtures in more than 1,000 competitions in 2020. The IOC’s Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions said the UFDS initiative can have a significant impact on integrity standards across global sport. Sportradar said more than 5,300 matches have been classified as suspicious by its current bet monitoring service over the past 15 years. Sportradar Integrity Services has supported over 400 successful sporting disciplinary sanctions, and over 30 successful criminal convictions against those who have sought to corrupt sport. Topics: Sports integrity Sportradar has unveiled plans for a new Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) that will be offered free of charge to all sports federations and leagues from later this year. The new system will be funded by Sportradar itself and the supplier said it will be available to all of sport, in a move it says will strengthen the integrity of global sport. “Utilising this substantial investment by Sportradar with its proven and reliable bet monitoring of the global betting market can be the foundation for a holistic integrity programme,” it said.last_img read more

NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

$1.7 million for slavery reparations fund puts Virginia Theological Seminary…

first_img$1.7 million for slavery reparations fund puts Virginia Theological Seminary at forefront of debate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Racial Justice & Reconciliation, Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Theological Education Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By David PaulsenPosted Sep 6, 2019 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET A Civil War-era image of Virginia Theological Seminary shows Union soldiers and black civilians, with Virginia Theological Seminary’s Aspinwall Hall in the background. Photo: Virginia Theological Seminary[Episcopal News Service] Virginia Theological Seminary took what appears to be an unprecedented step this week by announcing that it had set aside $1.7 million for a slavery reparations fund – something considered but not yet enacted by other institutions of higher education that historically benefited from slave labor.Enslaved African Americans worked on the Alexandria campus of Virginia Theological Seminary, which was founded in 1823, and at least one building, Aspinwall Hall in 1841, was built with slave labor. Black students were excluded from attending the Episcopal seminary until the 1950s.“As we seek to mark [the] seminary’s milestone of 200 years, we do so conscious that our past is a mixture of sin as well as grace,” VTS Dean Ian Markham said in a press release. “This is the seminary recognizing that along with repentance for past sins, there is also a need for action.”Income from the endowment fund for reparations will be put to use in a variety of ways, from encouraging more African American clergy in The Episcopal Church to directly serving the needs of any descendants of the enslaved Africans who worked at the seminary.Aspinwall Hall, now used as an administrative building at Virginia Theological Seminary, was at least partly built with slave labor. Photo: Mathew Brady, via Library of CongressThe seminary’s announcement comes amid a growing national conversation over reparations as one way to atone for the American systems of slavery and segregation, rooted in the Colonial era and still showing lingering effects on society today. While Democratic presidential candidates have been asked for their views on the subject this year, Episcopal Church leaders have taken a lead in speaking in favor of reparations, most recently Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton.“Everyone living in our great nation has inherited a mess created by the institution of slavery,” Sutton testified in June at a congressional hearing on reparations. “None of us caused this brokenness, but all of us have a moral responsibility to fix it.”Speaking a month after his diocesan convention approved a racial reconciliation resolution that raised the prospect of reparations, Sutton noted in his testimony that reparations are not simply about monetary compensation, but rather repairing what is broken. “An act of reparation is an attempt to make whole again, to restore, to offer atonement, to make amends, to reconcile for a wrong or injury.”The issue has been particularly active in the academic world, with numerous colleges and universities founded before the Civil War grappling with their own histories of racial injustice. More than 50 of them, including Sewanee: University of the South in Tennessee, have joined a coalition called Universities Studying Slavery to research that history.Sewanee has not yet taken up the topic of reparations directly, though its Robertson Project on Slavery, Race and Reconciliation includes among its goals “to consider the obligations that Sewanee’s history places on us in deciding how we can become a more equitable, inclusive, and cohesive university community.”Students at Georgetown University have pushed a measure that would raise a reparations fund at the Jesuit university in Washington by adding a fee to students’ tuition bills. Georgetown is a prominent case because of its own research into the 272 campus-owned slaves who were sold in 1838 to save the school from closure.The proposal to raise money for reparations through student fees has been called unprecedented. A headline in The Atlantic from April described the student proposal as “The First Reparations Attempt at an American College,” and a Politico article from the same month carried the headline “This Could Be the First Slavery Reparations Policy in America.”If that was hypothetically true for Georgetown in April, VTS actually might be the first now.The seminary’s Office of Multicultural Ministries will administer the fund “as part of our commitment to recognizing the racism in our past and working toward healing and reconciliation in the future,” the seminary said in its press release.It specified five ways the income from the fund might be spent:On needs identified by local congregations with ties to VTS;On the needs of descendants of enslaved people who worked at VTS;To support the work of black alumni, especially at historically black congregations;To raise up African American clergy; andOther activities that promote justice and inclusion.“Though no amount of money could ever truly compensate for slavery, the commitment of these financial resources means that the institution’s attitude of repentance is being supported by actions of repentance that can have a significant impact both on the recipients of the funds, as well as on those at VTS,” the Rev. Joseph Thompson, director of VTS’ Office of Multicultural Ministries, said in the seminary’s release.Thompson, in an interview with Episcopal News Service, said the seminary expected to be able to spend about $70,000 a year from endowment income. The seminary has engaged in racial reconciliation efforts for a while, he said, but those efforts took a big step forward about 10 years ago when Markham, the dean, issued a public apology for the seminary’s complicity in slavery.Conversations at VTS about reparations grew in urgency in recent years as the national debate over racial relations intensified.“With everything that’s been going on in society around us and more attention being paid to the idea of reparations, people began to think about the material consequences of slavery and of racism and wanting to do something to repair that,” Thompson said.The seminary’s first steps will be to try to identify descendants of slaves who were forced to work at VTS and to reach out to the local community.For decades, The Episcopal Church, too, has emphasized fighting racism and fostering racial reconciliation while shining a light on the church’s own past involvement with slavery and segregation. A 2000 resolution passed by General Convention called on the church to “overcome its historic silence and complicity … in the sin of racism.”In 2006, General Convention passed another resolution supporting federal legislation that would confront the country’s legacy of slavery and take a step toward “monetary and non-monetary reparations to the descendants of the victims of slavery.”The Diocese of Maryland, under Sutton, has been a churchwide leader in identifying its congregations’ ties to slavery, through its Trail of Souls research project and pilgrimages. And in 2016, a reparations resolution at its diocesan convention, though not approved, advanced that conversation in the diocese.Three years later at Maryland’s 2019 convention, Sutton read a pastoral letter that called on his diocese to again consider what reparations might look like.“The subject of reparations is mired in emotion,” he said. “It is often mischaracterized and certainly largely misunderstood. It is a complex issue that involves economic, political and sociological dimensions that are difficult to grasp without a willingness to engage more deeply than having a quick emotional response to the word.”Sutton also cautioned that the church sees this issue from the perspective of faith, not politics. His subsequent congressional testimony, however, and his follow-up interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson sparked a conservative backlash that Sutton acknowledged in a message to his diocese.Critics sent him “hate-filled messages” that questioned his integrity, sanity and faith, Sutton said. That response was expected, he said, but it shouldn’t deter him, the diocese or the country from facing the truth of its past.“We came to the decision to affirm the principle of moving forward with some form of accounting for how we gained materially and financially from an evil institution,” Sutton said. “If our diverse diocese can come together on this issue in such a respectful way, then let’s not give up on the notion that our nation can do the same.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

NACVS selects ESiT’s thankQ software for membership, events and communications

first_imgNACVS selects ESiT’s thankQ software for membership, events and communications  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NACVS’ members will also be able to make changes to their own data online.center_img ESiT, providers of data management software,services and support, for the not-for-profit, commercial and public sectors, has been selected by the National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service (NAVCS) to provide their thankQ software for membership, events and communications activities.NACVS have asked ESiT to tailor the software for their specific needs through the implementation of a new services module and major new functionality for communications, events and membership.In addition to the thankQ application, ESiT will provide NACVS with a webMiT powered, database driven website, which will be fully integrated with the main web site. This will enable the general public to quickly find accurate, up to date information on organisations offering services in their local areas as well as book places on to NACVS’ events (using the secure payment processing function). Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

500,000 supporters have now opted in to RNLI

first_img Howard Lake | 8 February 2018 | News She pointed to some of the benefits already enjoyed as a result of the move.‘We’ve already seen some incredibly positive impacts of moving to opt-in communications”, she said. “Our summer appeal in 2016 was the first appeal that went out to our newly opted in supporter database. It far exceeded our expectations, raising £545,000 with a response rate of 32% compared to a target of raising £200,000 and a response rate of 10%.“Also, our 2017 Christmas appeal has exceeded its income target by almost £300,000. We believe these results were achieved as the appeals – like all of our communications activity now – went only to people who’d actively given their consent to be contacted by the RNLI.” Tagged with: ethics Fundraising Preference Service Fundraising Regulator opt-in RNLI One tick – RNLI’s opt-in campaign message 500,000 supporters have now opted in to RNLI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis62  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis62 More on opt-in and legitimate interestBritish Red Cross commits to opt-in only for telephone fundraising (1 March 2016)Rethink Mental Illness to move to opt-in communications (21 June 2016)Worried about your opt-in opt-out strategy? (28 March 2017)New working party formed to clarity legitimate interest (31 March 2017) Anjie Rook, Director of Business Services and Support at RNLI 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.  247 total views,  1 views today Lifesaving charity RNLI has this week attracted its 500,000th opted-in supporter. It was the first major UK charity to adopt an opt-in only approach to communications.The charity moved to opt-in communications on 1 January 2017, so it has taken 13 months to reach the half a million figure for opted-in supporters. From that date the charity was committed to contacting supporters only if they had given their consent for the charity to do so.When opting in to receive communications from the RNLI, members of the public can choose how they want to be contacted – by post, email, phone, or a combination of all three.SEE ALSO: Working group set up to support charities’ move to opt-in communications (18 January 2016)The move was made ahead of the full introduction of the European GDPR, with its significant overhaul of individuals’ data rights and organisations’ responsibilities, and in the wake of a series of media and political criticisms of some charities’ fundraising methods and communications with donors.Both the RNLI and Cancer Research UK, which adopted a similar approach, presented the switch as a positive, donor-focused move that would benefit the organisation over the longer term.The prompt move was questioned by some fundraisers and commentators as too early, before the full guidance on GDPR had become clear and before the introduction by the Fundraising Regulator of the Fundraising Preference Service for donors. But one 2016 survey had found that the public supported an opt-in approach to charity communications. More clarity on legitimate interest neededAt the same time, the RNLI is encouraging the Fundraising Regulator to provide greater clarity around the use of Legitimate Interest in the new regulation.Rook continued: “We feel it is important that the Fundraising Regulator provides more clarity to charities to define what constitutes an acceptable use of Legitimate Interest. The current wording contained within the Code of Fundraising Practice is open to interpretation and may not serve to discourage unethical fundraising practices.“The more clarity and guidance that can be provided, the better prepared charities will be for this major change in regulation. Of course, there are justifiable uses of Legitimate Interest for charities, but it’s important that there is no confusion around how it should be used. It’s vital that charities take an ethical approach to fundraising and look after supporters’ data in a responsible way. This is what we’re striving for at the RNLI.” ‘The right thing to do”Anjie Rook, Director of Business Services and Support at the RNLI, emphasised that the decision to switch to an opt-in style of communications was based on the fact that “we knew it was the right thing to do. Having the trust of our supporters is absolutely vital to us and we’ll do everything we can to protect and maintain that trust.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Marler Haley offers £400 prize in its annual charity competition

first_imgMarler Haley offers £400 prize in its annual charity competition  161 total views,  3 views today  162 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Exhibition display provider Marler Haley has launched its annual charity competition offering three prizes to the winning charities.The winning charity will win a £400 Marler Haley voucher to spend on marketing displays from their range. The difference this year will be runners up in second and third place will also win prizes too.Second place will receive a £100 Marler Haley voucher, with third place receiving a free roller banner respectively.The competition is now open for registered charities from UK or Ireland until 5th September 2019.Three finalists will be chosen, all with a guaranteed prize at this point. The winner of the main £400 voucher will be decided by a public vote. Based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Marler Haley is a supplier of exhibition and display equipment to many charities and businesses in the UK. Unlreated to this competition, the company offers registered charities 10% off every purchase: details are featured on their charity displays page. Last year’s winnerTeamwork Trust won last year’s competition ahead of The British Heart Foundation and The Elizabeth Foundation.Caroline Prior, from Teamwork Trust said:“Marler Haley stands will ensure we are able to portray a professional image at events and conferences, allowing us to attract new members, customers and to fundraise effectively.“We know the impact of winning £500 worth of displays will be not only be financial, but also increase our pride in being part of such a great team.” Advertisement Tagged with: Promotional win AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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. Howard Lake | 13 August 2019 | News How to enter1. Answer the question: What impact would winning £400 worth of marketing displays have on your charity?2. Post your answer: on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or as a blog post on your website including the hashtag #MHCharityComp in your post.3. Let Marler Haley know you’ve entered by tagging them @MarlerHaley in your post or email a link of the post you have made to [email protected] will be entered into the competition if you fulfil their terms and conditions.The Annual Charity Competition is open for entries from 5 July to 5 September 2019 for registered charities in the UK and Ireland.The public poll runs from 9 – 20 September, and the winners will be informed on 25 September 2019.last_img read more

In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing

first_imgJune 2 — Around 100 pro-choice activists gathered in the Boston Common to confront a group of anti-abortion extremists attempting to hold a rally and march there. The action was initiated by Boston Feminists for Liberation.The activists took control of the Parkman Bandstand where the right wing was planning to speak. The right wingers quickly called for backup, hiding behind the police in order to set up their sound system.An undercover police officer used pepper spray in an attempt to force an activist retreat, and seven pro-choice demonstrators were arrested over the course of the day. Witnesses reported several instances of the police allowing right-wing provocateurs to escape into the crowded park while their victims were arrested. Despite the constantly increasing police presence protecting the right wing, pro-choice activists continued to march and hold space around the bandstand and chant “Pro-life, that’s a lie! You don’t care if women die!” and “Queer, straight, Black, white, let’s unite for abortion rights!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Los jefes obtienen la mayor parte del paquete de estímulo

first_img27 de marzo – El llamado proyecto de ley de estímulo, que proporciona $2 billones como respuesta al colapso económico capitalista provocado por la pandemia del coronavirus COVID-19, pasó hoy a la Cámara de Representantes y fue al presidente para su firma.La representante Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) Pide una devolución de $30.000 en deuda estudiantil, sin éxito en esta ronda.El proyecto de ley final, en comparación con el propuesto a principios de semana y respaldado por todos los republicanos, hizo algunos pequeños aumentos en las cantidades asignadas para aliviar las condiciones de los trabajadores. La mayor cantidad, al menos $500 mil millones, está destinada a rescatar a las principales corporaciones de EE. UU. y se distribuirá a discreción de la administración Trump pro-negocios. Se supone que otros $350 mil millones rescatarán a las pequeñas empresas de la bancarrota.Al igual que el rescate financiero de los grandes bancos en 2008-09, este proyecto de ley es otro ejemplo de la clase dominante capitalista aprovechando una crisis para obtener una mayor porción de la riqueza.Los lectores deben tener en cuenta que toda la riqueza es creada por la clase trabajadora y que es el trabajo de los trabajadores, de todas las nacionalidades y grupos étnicos, todos los géneros y sexualidades, e incluso millones de inmigrantes, lo que produce valor.Los capitalistas ricos saben que pueden confiar en los republicanos para defender y proteger sus intereses de clase. También pueden confiar en el liderazgo demócrata. Ambos partidos representaron a los capitalistas en la lucha de clases que tuvo lugar sobre este proyecto de ley, que continuará con paquetes similares en el futuro.En el Congreso, solo una pequeña sección del ala izquierda del Partido Demócrata, fuerzas principalmente representadas por la candidatura de Bernie Sanders, el “Escuadrón” en la Cámara y sus aliados, planteó demandas que representaban las necesidades de la clase trabajadora para sobrevivir no solo la pandemia sino a la ruina económica.Por ejemplo, aumentaron la cantidad y la amplitud de la cobertura de desempleo durante un período temporal y que debes haber perdido tu trabajo debido a COVID-19. No te pagan si tú mismo determinas que el trabajo es peligroso. Se agregarán $600 por semana al máximo de desempleo regular. También habrá un pago de $1200 para la mayoría de los adultos y $500 por cada niño. Sanders pidió $2000 por mes durante la crisis.Las últimas estadísticas muestran que un número cada vez mayor de trabajadores están desempleados, con 3,3 millones tratando de solicitar un seguro de desempleo en la última semana. Es perfectamente razonable que los trabajadores desempleados reciban un ingreso estable durante la duración de su desempleo.También se supone que el seguro de desempleo, y esto fue una verdadera concesión a la clase trabajadora, debe pagarse a los trabajadores por turnos, los trabajadores a tiempo parcial, los trabajadores que reciben propinas, aquellos que han sido excluidos de la compensación tradicional por desempleo. Si bien esto solo durará durante la pandemia, y existen obstáculos para obtener estos pagos, plantea la pregunta: ¿por qué no hacer esto todo el tiempo?En la mayoría de los casos, la deuda estudiantil se pospondrá mientras dure la crisis. El representante Ilhan Oman y otros miembros del Escuadrón propusieron perdonar los primeros $30,000 de deuda estudiantil.El 26 de marzo, el New York Times intentó un seccion de Preguntas & Respuestas sobre los puntos en el proyecto de ley, sin comentar sobre cómo una administración hostil a la clase obrera tomaría decisiones. (tinyurl.com/t5cucqc – en inglés)Un gigante despertado por el peligroSi bien la clase trabajadora solo tiene una representación indirecta en el Congreso, y eso por una pequeña minoría, esta pandemia muestra un lado diferente de los trabajadores y provoca ira contra los capitalistas y su sistema.Algunos empleados pueden trabajar desde casa y mantener sus trabajos. La mayoría no puede. Y aquellos que realmente fabrican o entregan bienes o servicios necesarios ahora pueden verse como esenciales para el funcionamiento de la sociedad moderna. Hoy incluso tienen que hacer su trabajo mientras corren el riesgo adicional de contraer COVID-19.En la línea del frente están los trabajadores de salud de todo tipo que están en contacto directo y cercano con aquellos enfermos por el virus.Hay trabajadores de venta minorista de alimentos en contacto directo con el público en general. Al menos en Nueva York, hay trabajadores, a menudo inmigrantes recientes, en bicicletas que entregan alimentos a los hogares.Están los agricultores y los trabajadores agrícolas que aseguran el suministro de alimentos y todos los de las corporaciones privadas de reparto a la Oficina de Correos de los Estados Unidos, que traen bienes a los hogares donde la población se refugia en sus viviendas. Hay trabajadores de saneamiento, bomberos, trabajadores de mantenimiento y trabajadores de transporte público que brindan otros servicios absolutamente necesarios, y los maestros que han adaptado sus habilidades al aprendizaje por Internet y todos los demás que son los héroes actuales de nuestra clase.Cuando el presidente amenazó la vida de todos al establecer una fecha arbitraria, el 13 de abril, para “volver al trabajo” de modo que “la cura no sea peor que la enfermedad”, la clase trabajadora sabía que los capitalistas que Trump representa no se preocupan por su salud y seguridad: solo se preocupan por las ganancias que producen los trabajadores.Trump mostró por primera vez su indiferencia a la gente común el 26 de marzo al negarse a completar un contrato con General Motors y Ventec Life Systems para producir 80.000 ventiladores cuando escuchó que costarían $1 mil millones. Mientras tanto, los hospitales de la ciudad de Nueva York están duplicando el uso de ventiladores al conectarlos a dos personas a la vez. Tuvo suficiente presión sobre Trump que renovó el trato y le gritó a General Motors.Hasta ahora, la lucha de clases ha estado contenida en los acuerdos realizados en el Congreso sin intervención directa de los trabajadores. Los capitalistas tienen la ventaja en el Congreso.Pero hay agitaciones en todo el país: acciones laborales de aquellos que aún trabajan y conversaciones sobre negarse a volver a trabajar cuando se les ordena. Esto es especialmente si ese retorno se basa en los caprichos del presidente y las necesidades de los capitalistas para reanudar sus ganancias.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more