Invesco deal starts to pay

first_img Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Money manager Invesco yesterday said its acquisition of Morgan Stanley’s retail fund business bolstered third-quarter sales and aided a 47 per cent jump in profit.Marking Invesco’s first full quarter since the acquisition closed in June, chief executive Martin Flanagan said integration of the unit with $115bn (£73bn) under management was nearly complete. The only significant task remaining is closing and merging some redundant funds in coming months, he said. “We’re seeing strong momentum of that combined business,” Flanagan said. “We’re still very, very early in what we expect.”Average monthly sales to retail customers were up 40 per cent to $3.5bn in the four months since the deal closed compared with the first five months of the year, Flanagan said. The average withdrawal rate declined 12 percentage points, he added.Still, total net inflow from retail investors was flat since the deal has closed, some analysts noted. The bulk of the firm’s $4.9bn in net inflow during the third quarter came from lower-margin institutional investors. Atlanta-based Invesco said net income attributable to common shareholders was $154.7m, or 32 cents a share, up from $105.2m or 24 cents a share a year earlier. Excluding acquisition costs, Invesco earned 39 cents a share, 4 cents above the forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. Invesco deal starts to pay center_img KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Tags: NULL Monday 25 October 2010 7:35 pm whatsapplast_img read more

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Why user experience is key to a successul slot offering

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Global Gaming head of casino Dirk Camilleri explains why a focus on overall player experience can be just as crucial in developing a successful casino offering as the quality of the games on offer – and why a focus on bonuses and promotions will be unsustainable in the long-term. Casino & games Does the stripped-down approach extend to content – for example, do you shy away from feature-rich games? Not necessarily. It’s rather a matter of having a good understanding of what the players are looking for and an extensive knowledge of the markets one operates in.The incorporation of features is part of the excitement and thrill players seek in the games. A number of criteria are taken into consideration when selecting such content.  Understanding the game mechanics and features offered as well as knowing what our players will be interested in is part of our strategy when selecting the positioning and promotion of such content. Without offering bonuses and promotions, what’s your strategy for acquiring players? Do you feel this differs from peers in the industry? We believe that one cannot really have a great product and subsequent user experience focus if they need to constantly resort to discounting and aggressive direct marketing pull strategies. Our focus is on providing a great user experience to our customers with quick withdrawals and a smooth onboarding, and our marketing aligns with that. One of the key elements is that we haven’t pushed welcome bonuses in the past but rely more on breaking through the monotony of advertising with our fun and fast ninja mascot. Looking to the year ahead, what do you feel will be the key challenges facing online casino operators? New compliance standards have been driving constant changes in regulated markets, and this is likely to continue bringing about more changes for casino operators. With the Swedish market being newly regulated, I am sure a number of clarifications and guidelines are likely to be issued in the coming months of what is expected from operators, which will result in operators having to make product changes.Our current focus at Ninja Casino is to adjust our product in line with the Swedish re-regulation, as well as – in a scalable manner – being able to apply it to other relevant markets. What is absolutely clear to us is that we will keep striving to deliver innovative, quality entertainment in a safe environment.center_img Topics: Casino & games Strategy Slots How important are exclusive titles to Ninja Casino? Do you feel they attract players, or do you feel it’s more important to offer players games they know and enjoy already? From an acquisition point of view, players tend to look for content which they are familiar with. We already provide some of the old titles, which players have been exposed to before. Going forward, the plan is to keep expanding on that and offer our customers more games they can enjoy.Exclusive content certainly provides the ability to offer something which is unique and distinct to other casinos and something which can create unique value. Last November, we took the first step in that direction by launching our own exclusive tables in a dedicated live casino environment. This provides us with a platform that enables us to customize the customer experience for our players, something which is quite valuable. So, yes, exclusivity and uniqueness are something which we will continue to work on in the coming future. Why user experience is key to a successul slot offering Global Gaming head of casino Dirk Camilleri explains why a focus on overall player experience can be just as crucial in developing a successful casino offering as the quality of the games on offer – and why a focus on bonuses and promotions will be unsustainable in the long-term.What recent game releases have performed particularly well for Ninja Casino? Over the last couple of months, game releases from different suppliers have increased quite significantly. Studios have been releasing new titles up to twice a month, so a few games have been launched recently, however a game which stood out with our players is Book Of Oz by MicroGaming. What the players have been attracted to is the Respin functionality, allowing them to spin individual reels to line up a winning combination. Wild Falls from Play’n’Go has also been performing well.Both slots are quite volatile and a trend we’ve observed is that players seem to be seeking more games which have the potential to pay big but less often. 26th March 2019 | By contenteditor Are there particular suppliers that consistently outperform others?​ That really depends on the market but yes, some studios perform considerably better than others. Particularly in Sweden, the NetEnt and Play’n’Go portfolio performs considerably better for us. This also includes new releases, which are well received by players, confirming that certain suppliers consistently outperform others.Our relationship with suppliers is key. Our goal is to build a strong collaboration, allowing us to come up with the best ways to promote games which appeal to our players.Have you found that older titles, such as Starburst or Book of Dead, have continued to outperform newer releases? Does this make it difficult to innovate or successfully launch new titles? With the number of existing game studios and constant releases, there is certainly no shortage of content. A lot of studios have been producing high-quality releases with new mechanics and features, yet they tend to fade after a while. There should be more focus on the player experience, the emotions conveyed in the games and engagement. Big Time Gaming has been doing very well for us with Bonanza and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Their early success can somehow be attributed to video streamers displaying their wins, piquing players’ curiosity and eagerness to try the games themselves. So, absolutely, there is room for innovation and new leading studios to be formed.Offering what is essentially a ‘stripped back’ version of other online casino sites, how does this affect your content strategy, in terms of which games to promote? Ninjas Casino’s success shows that users are not necessarily after the largest selection of games but rather the overall experience. In-depth analysis is carried out by the casino team to select games which appeal to our player base and are of interest, meaning we have to be more selective than others on what to promote.In the near future, as part of the content strategy, we will be looking to expand our existing portfolio with more suppliers, which would be of interest to our players.last_img read more

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The ITM Power share price is crashing: what’s happened?

first_imgThe ITM Power share price is crashing: what’s happened? Roland Head | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: ITM Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Roland Head Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Shares hydrogen energy group ITM Power (LSE: ITM) have slumped following this morning’s half-year results. The fall comes on top of a sharp drop yesterday. At the time of writing, ITM’s share price is down by 20% in two days.I’ve been taking a look at today’s report to see what might have triggered this sharp fall.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…Covid-19 delays hit revenueITM’s total income rose by 16% to £4.4m for six months ending 31 October. However, 95% of this cash came from grant income. The company’s own revenue from its commercial activities fell to just £0.2m, compared to £2.4m during the same period last year.Management said this revenue slump is due to project delays caused by Covid-19. These have prevented final installation work on some projects. Without completing this work, ITM can’t recognise the revenue relating to these projects.This revenue shortfall contributed to an increased operating loss of £12m, compared to £9.8m during the same period one year earlier.Order backlog is rising fastITM may be suffering from short-term delays, but the company’s order backlog rose to £124m during the six months to 31 October. That’s an increase from £119m at the end of April and £42m in October 2019.More than £70m of the order growth seen over the last year has come from ITM’s latest industrial partnership with Italian gas pipeline group Snam. ITM’s share price has risen by around 125% since the energy infrastructure group invested £120m in ITM in October.This money came as part of a deal that makes ITM the preferred supplier for a total of 100MW of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) electrolysis projects. In plain English, these will be hydrogen-fuelled power plants that generate up to 100MW of electricity.ITM’s modular PEM electrolyser technology means these installations can be manufactured to a standardised design and gradually expanded. The Snam project will be delivered in stages between 2021 and 2025.Snam is ITM’s third heavyweight industrial partnership. The group also has deals with oil and gas group Royal Dutch Shell and chemicals giant Linde — ITM recently agreed to sell Linde a 24MW PEM electrolyser, said to be the world’s largest.Why is the ITM share price falling?ITM Power is very much a growth stock. The latest broker forecasts suggest the group’s revenue will rise to £10.4m in 2021, £31.4m in 2022, and £75m in 2023. Analysts expect the business to remain loss-making for at least one more year.In my view, these forecast revenue numbers are quite low compared to ITM’s market-cap, which has now reached £3.2bn. This means the shares are priced at 102 times forecast sales for the 2021/22 financial year.This lofty valuation is the result of rapid share price gains — ITM’s share price has risen by 450% over the last year. 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. 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Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Roland Head owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Elysium / Richard Kirk Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Australia ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. Richard Kirk Architect was one of several architects invited in 2005 to participate in the Elysium development which is an ambitious 189 lot boutique housing sub-division on a site to the west of the centre of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Elysium initially adopted architecture as the key driver for the amenity and quality of the environment for the entire development. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsLot 176 is the first of the series and is in effect a prototype using the same materials, construction, and spatial ideas as a shared palette. The residence on Lot 176 is located on a ridge along the west of the Elysium development with views to the rear into extant landscape and a golf course beyond. The residence occupies the majority of the allowable building envelope and then provides a carved out two story volume in the centre to allow light and ventilation to all interior spaces. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe carved interior volume provides an internal focus visually and functionally. The inside and outside are united by seamless transitions and the consistent use of a restrained palette of materials. Materials are generally timbers left to weather naturally, zinc, and self-finished oxide renders which will improve their appearance with time, allowing the houses to merge with the landscape with an overall desire for applied finishes to be kept to a minimum. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe organisational strategy was delivered by the topography which allowed the garaging of cars to occur below grade with the living spaces on the ground and sleeping spaces placed above. The removal of the garage spaces from the main living level allowed the main living spaces to link visually and physical along the long axis of the rectangular site and allowed the living spaces to be treated as a field of connected spaces and rooms whilst the bedrooms on the next level are conceived as nests floating above. The building is largely opened on the short access to allow views out of site with the living level utilising sliding screens to opening the interior completely to the exterior. The long axis walls are largely solid and openings are finely screened with vertical timber to blend with the vertical cedar cladding to give the sense of taught solid volume folding over the long sides. Save this picture!plan 01On the short axis to the bedroom level the openings are finely screened with horizontal timber members which from within allow exterior views whilst presenting a solid volume albeit with a subtle change in texture. The careful screening allows the opening of the building without compromising security or privacy from the adjacent dwellings.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsProject gallerySee allShow lessInformation Technology and Media Center / Morris ArchitectsArticlesYenikapi Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area Proposal / insula architettura e ingeg…Articles Share Houses Elysium / Richard Kirk Architect CopyHouses•Australiacenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Elysium / Richard Kirk ArchitectSave this projectSaveElysium / Richard Kirk Architect 2008 Photographs Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 23 Share Architects: KIRK Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKIRKOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on April 19, 2012Cite: “Elysium / Richard Kirk Architect” 19 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?极乐世界 / Richard Kirk Architect是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Majestic Theatre Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture

first_img Theater 2012 Majestic Theatre Apartments / Hill Thalis ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMajestic Theatre Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 41 Share CopyAbout this officeHill Thalis ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureTheaters & PerformancetheatercinemaResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSydneyDabasHousingRefurbishment3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on September 09, 2012Cite: “Majestic Theatre Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture ” 09 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?美琪剧院公寓 / Hill Thalis Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Majestic Theatre Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture CopyTheater, Cinema, Apartments•Sydney, Australiacenter_img Area:  1225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Cultured Stone, Archiland Building Supplies, Concrite, Cronulla Carpets, Joinery Group, Locksmiths Warehouse, Perfection Flooring, Robert Wilkin, ZenithText description provided by the architects. The existing building was constructed in 1921 as the Majestic Theatre. It is a substantial brick volume with a highly worked, rendered facade to New Canterbury Road.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Icon BricksBricksNelissenFacing Brick – GrigioBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – Waterstruck VascuThe new project continues the long tradition of adaptive reuse of the structure on the site. It was first modified in 1953 to become a more contemporary cinema.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanIn 1979 it became the Majestic Roller Skating Rink and has accommodated a local social club up until is recent closure.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe new works retain the existing building volume, roof profile and perimeter walls.
It provides ground floor commercial/ retail uses including street fronting cafè and 3 levels of residential apartments above, 27 units, a mix of one- and two bedroom apartments.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe proposal interprets the historic internal volumes with two generous voids, occupied by residential circulation areas and semi outdoor gardens to achieve appropriate access to sunlight, light and ventilation for the apartments.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessIllumination: Central Bus Terminal / pfarré lighting designArticlesOpen House HelsinkiArticlesProject locationAddress:Sydney, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Brett Boardman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Australialast_img read more

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House M / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyText description provided by the architects. The “House M” is located in Lujan, Buenos Aires province, Argentina. Is a single-family house project which was designed from its orientation and environmental characteristics.Save this picture!© Quiroga CarrafaRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThe house relates with the enviroment by its transparency and also introducing three patios, that  divide the different program of the house, mostly solved on the ground floor. The ground floor is conected to the master bedroom by a concrete stair.Save this picture!© Quiroga CarrafaOn the south face of the house, the main access and all the services were located in order to generate a total permeability to the north side and the environment.Save this picture!© Quiroga CarrafaThe use of materials such as concrete, glass and wood where used to achieve architectural synthesis.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessInnovative, Bioclimatic, European School Complex Second Prize Winning Proposal / Var…ArticlesNew Culture Centre and Library Winning Proposal / schmidt hammer lassen architectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  House M / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos Architects: Analia Messina, Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Argentina Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img “COPY” Houses Photographs House M / Fritz + Fritz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse M / Fritz + Fritz ArquitectosSave this picture!© Quiroga CarrafaHouses•Luján, Argentina CopyAbout this officeFritz + Fritz ArquitectosOfficeFollowAnalia MessinaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodLujánArgentinaPublished on January 29, 2013Cite: “House M / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos” [Casa M / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos + Analia Messina] 29 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2011 ArchDaily Photographs:  Quiroga Carrafa+ 13 Sharelast_img read more

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Golf day for fundraisers

first_imgThose with a handicap will have an 18 hole stableford competition, also followed by a meal and prize-giving for both groups. If you are interested in coming along for the day contact one of the organisers – Allan Thompsonor Nigel Phillips.“It’s a non-profit making venture, simply a release for any hard working fundraisers”, explained Nigel Phillips who works for Personal Telephone Fundraising. Golf day for fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two fundraisers are putting together a nonprofit social golf day for fellow fundraisers in May/June 2006 and are inviting fundraisers to take part.Golfing fundraisers with or without a handicap are invited to attend a social golf day later this year near the M25.Those with no handicap will have a chance to join a group lesson on the day and enter an 18 hole competition on a par 3 course, followed by a meal. Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 January 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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Charlottesville schools closed over ‘racially charged’ online threat

first_imgogolne/iStock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Public schools in Charlottesville, Virginia are shutdown for the second day in a row over an online threat. The threat was “racially charged” though no further specific details about the threat have been shared by the Charlottesville School Board. An investigation involving state and federal authorities is ongoing, according to the Charlottesville City Schools superintendent Rosa Atkins. “We do not tolerate hate or racism. The entire staff and School Board stand in solidarity with our students of color — and with people who have been singled out for reasons such as religion or ethnicity or sexual identity in other vile threats made across the country or around the world. We are in this together, and a threat against one is a threat against all,” the school board said in a statement.This is not the city’s first brush with race-based issues. Charlottesville was the site of the deadly Unite the Right rally in 2017 where groups of white supremacists and counter protesters clashed on the streets.The Charlottesville City Schools include seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one education program for young patients at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. The school board gave parents some tips about how they should broach the shutdown with their children. “For instance, for young students, you might say, ‘Someone said they wanted to hurt some students, and the people who run the schools decided that it would be safer for for students to stay home,’” the school board posted on its website.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Service dog lucky to be alive after nearly suffocating in owner’s car

first_imgiStock(BERLIN, N.J.) — A service dog in New Jersey is lucky to be alive after she was nearly strangled by her collar — to the point of passing out — and had to be rescued by firefighters.Debbie Mazza was driving in Berlin, New Jersey, recently with her puppy, named Ava, traveling in a crate in the back of her car. Ava’s collar got ensnared on her crate, cutting off her breathing, causing the puppy to pass out, according to ABC News’ Philadelphia station WPVI-TV.Mazza, who was given Ava as a service dog after Mazza lost her daughter to melanoma last year, immediately called 911 for assistance.“When we walked up to the car we noticed that the dog’s paw was entangled in the cage,” said Chief Michael Kernan with the Berlin Borough Fire Company. “It was in trouble and it was gasping for breath.”Kernan, along with two others who responded to Mazza’s call, treated the puppy on the scene.“I remember saying to one of them…please don’t let her die,” recalled Mazza.Mazza told WPVI-TV that she is incredibly grateful to the first responders for saving Ava’s life.Mazza later took Ava to the Berlin Borough Fire Company so she could thank the firefighters in person, and she brought dinner for the firehouse as a thank you.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Eviction crisis looms as millions rely on federal moratorium expiring this month

first_imgABC NewsBy TREVOR AULT, MARJORIE MCAFEE, GABRIELLA ABDUL-HAKIM, SENI TIENABESO, and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News(HARRISBURG, Penn.) — In the three years that Samantha Vernon lived in her rental apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she never thought she’d be leaving because of an eviction.The single mother of two who was forced out of her home last month is now living at her sister’s place. Half of her belongings were left behind during the eviction. The other half is being held in a storage unit, packed in trash bags.“I had to put it in trash bags because they wanted me out so fast,” she told “Nightline.” I never would have thought this would happen to me — never.”An essential worker, Vernon has been working with the United States Postal Service in Harrisburg for three years. But over the summer, as the coronavirus continued to spread across the U.S., she chose to go on 12-week family leave in hopes of avoiding exposing her daughters to the virus after a union representative reported multiple coworkers had become ill.This meant she’d only be getting paid two-thirds of her normal salary, though, and soon after taking the leave, she began to fall behind on rent payments. She thought she’d be able to pay the money back.Then, in September, her landlord sent her a complaint telling her that she owed roughly $2,000 in rent.Vernon said she began paying off the money she owed immediately, sending $1,500 in rent owed throughout October. At a hearing in early October, a district judge ruled that Vernon could stay in her home so long as she was making payments.But still, Vernon was evicted from her home on Nov. 5, when a Harrisburg marshal appeared at her door. She was only a few hundred dollars away from paying off the rent she owed.“I said, ‘Well I have $900 now. … I can go get a money order and give it to you guys. Can I stay?’” Vernon said. “They specifically told me, they did not want my money. … I begged them. I said, ‘Listen, I don’t have nowhere else to go.’ They told me, ‘That’s not our problem. You have to go.’”Vernon said she was given 15 minutes to leave. When she called the leasing office later that day, she said she had been told that if she’d called them the day before to tell them she had the money, everything would’ve been fine.“I thought me giving them their money was communicating,” she said. “But I guess that wasn’t enough for them.”In a statement to ABC News, the complex’s management company said, in part, that it “complies with all state and federal landlord-tenant laws, and all orders and statutes enacted in response to COVID-19.” In Vernon’s case, it said that “a hearing was held in landlord-tenant court” and that “the court ordered the eviction.”Vernon is one of the thousands of Americans who’ve been evicted from their homes during the pandemic, and millions more are facing a similar fate come the end of the year: With nearly 10 million fewer jobs in the U.S. than there were in March, an estimated 6.7 million renter households — about 19 million people — are currently unable to pay their rent, according to the nonprofit National Low Income Housing Coalition.“The United States is facing the greatest eviction crisis we have ever seen in our country’s history,” said Emily Benfer, a law professor at Wake Forest University School of Law. “Renters are stretched threadbare. They are paying for rent with their food budgets. There’s been an increase in food pantry requests as much as 2,000% in some states.”Despite a temporary federal eviction moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lasting until Dec. 31, in the last week of November, landlords throughout 27 cities filed 3,000 evictions.The CDC’s emergency order may have been able to save Vernon from losing her home. The order supersedes state eviction rules and is meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through homelessness and overcrowded homes.“When an eviction occurs, families end up doubling up, or they’re transient. They’re surfing from couch to couch or staying with friends and family,” Benfer said. “And this increases their contact with others and it decreases their ability to comply with the CDC’s pandemic mitigation strategies, like self-quarantine and social distancing.”Of the 44 states that implemented eviction moratoriums since March, 27 lifted them before September, resulting in an estimated 433,700 excess COVID-19 cases and 10,700 excess deaths, according to a recent study.To qualify for the CDC protection, tenants must earn less than $99,000 a year as an individual — $198,000 for married couples — and they must also show that they’ve asked for governmental rental assistance, declare that the pandemic has created financial hardship and indicate that they’d be homeless if they’re evicted.Vernon, who admitted to making mistakes, like missing a court hearing, found out about the CDC’s protection too late. Now that she’s living with her sister, she’s entered into the exact situation that the order was intended to prevent.“My 11-year-old, she’s upset. She doesn’t have her room anymore. She doesn’t have space,” Vernon said. “She likes to be alone right now. She’s at that age, and she can’t really do it right now.”The eviction has also stained Vernon’s history as a tenant, making it difficult to pass a renter background check and find another home of her own. She says she’s applied to rent about 12 apartments and all of the applications have been declined.“The application fees is about $50, $40, $30. So I spent over $200 on application fees and I got denied,” she said.Caleb Cossick is a housing advocate with Greater Harrisburg Tenants United who tries to help people like Vernon before they enter the courthouse for their eviction hearings. He stands outside handing out print-outs of the CDC’s declaration and letting tenants know about the order, which landlords aren’t required to do.Cossick says that in addition to not telling their tenants about the CDC moratorium, some are also finding loopholes to avoid it entirely.“One of the biggest issues is the clause that states it only covers cases of nonpayment of rent,” he said. “So, landlords can say that the lease is expired, the lease is terminated, [that] there was some violation of the lease. They can claim fraud for any sort of thing, honestly, and when they do that, they can sue for possession.”He also says that interpretation of the CDC order is left to judges to interpret, posing other challenges to tenants.“In a lot of cases, they side with the landlords almost across the board, and they don’t show a lot of sympathy. They don’t seem too interested in the idea of limiting the way eviction is processed due to COVID-19,” he said.Each week, Cossick says the number of people seeking help rises and that the majority of his clients are single mothers of color. An ABC News analysis found that during the pandemic, the rate of evictions in majority Black and Latino neighborhoods has been twice that of mostly white neighborhoods, even as COVID-19 affects minorities disproportionately.In Houston, Constable Alan Rosen is responsible for enforcing evictions around the city. He says it’s the “absolute” worst part of his job and that seeing a family going through an eviction “brings it so much further home.”“I have children. I have a family. … and if I could house them in my house, I would,” he said.The wave of evictions has led Rosen to raise money to start an eviction clinic where those at risk of losing their homes can seek legal help. So many tenants, he says, never could have seen themselves facing eviction.He says that landlords and tenants should be working together if the tenant has a history of paying on time.“I can’t tell you how many landlords that the courts ask … ‘Has this tenant ever not paid their rent in the whole time they’ve been living in your apartment complex,’” he said. “And they said, ‘No, they’ve always paid their rent on time and they’ve always been good tenants.’ Work with them. Do everything you can to help that person. This is not somebody that doesn’t want to pay their rent.”Melissa Flores is one such person seeking help for the first time. The single mother works as a housecleaner in Houston but has been unable to find work during the pandemic, making it difficult to pay her $920 per month rent.“I’ve never been in this situation ever before in my life,” she said. “I’ve never had to come out to ask for help — never. I’ve always made it through everything. Struggled a little, but I made it.”Rosen’s clinic helped Flores invoke the CDC order, thereby avoiding an eviction — for now, at least. The CDC’s order will expire on Dec. 31.As tenants struggle to pay their rent, landlords are also facing financial hardships. Many still have a variety of expenses for the properties they own, including mortgage, property taxes, insurance and repairs, according to Catherine Burnett, associate dean for experiential education at South Texas College of Law.“It’s a big problem, and it’s a problem that impacts the renters and the landlords as well,” Burnett said. “Right now, we’re helping the tenants with the CDC declaration but I think as a society we have to think, ‘What’s the impact on the mom and pop who have three or four rental properties, and that’s how they’re funding their retirement?’ They’re people, too.”Caleb Kruckenberg, a lawyer with the New Civil Liberties Alliance, is representing several landlords who’ve sued the government over the CDC order.“The CDC can’t go in and say, ‘We have picked a winner and a loser and tenants don’t have to pay any more, and landlords have to provide free housing,’” he said. “The CDC just does not have that authority.”The New Civil Liberties Alliance works to stop what it says is government overreach. With regard to the CDC order, Kruckenberg says the federal government is overreaching when it locks landlords out of their states’ eviction processes and imposes fines on those that don’t comply.“We need to follow the rules that the Constitution set, and the CDC doesn’t get to make this very difficult decision about what to do with housing policy,” he said. “The CDC is a public health organization. They’re not a housing policy organization. They’re not Congress. That is the structure that the Constitution envisioned and that’s why this lawsuit is so important.Kruckenberg said that once the CDC order ends in December, he expects there to be “a lot of action in housing courts across the country” as a wave of eviction lawsuits hits the system.By January, there will be an estimated $34 billion in back-owed rent, according to the National Council of State Housing Agencies.“The likelihood of tenants being able to pay that back to a property owner without federal rent relief is very unlikely … and this is one of the reasons why we need relief from Congress as quickly as possible,” Benfer said.When the CDC order expires in the new year, Benfer said “millions upon millions of individuals and children will face eviction. They will face the health harms that it causes, they will be threatened with COVID-19 contraction and death, perhaps, and they will also be hard-pressed to recover. Eviction is a jagged slide with no ladder back up, and this is something that our country will be recovering from for generations to come.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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