WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img KCS-content Thursday 23 September 2010 8:37 pm whatsapp Share WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ FINANCIAL TIMESHARMAN COOL ON PLAN TO HALVE DEFICITHarriet Harman has suggested that Labour should scrap its pre-election plan to halve the deficit by the end of this parliament, becoming the latest senior figure to intervene in the debate over economic direction. Labour’s interim leader said the UK was now in a “new situation” and the plan – set out by Alistair Daling, former chancellor – was a manifesto pledge rather than a template that should be kept in opposition.GOOGLE-STYLE COMPLEX PLANNED AFTER LONDON OLYMPICS International companies are being invited to form a Google-style digital and creative business complex in the Olympic Park after the London 2012 games. Olympic chiefs are seeking expressions of interest for the use of the huge broadcast and press centre being built in the games zone at Stratford, east London.INDUSTRY LOOKS TO INDIA AS FAVOURITE SUPPLIER British manufacturers seeking lower cost suppliers are targeting India over China, according to new research. Despite recent worries about manufacturing capacity going offshore, 55 per cent of British manufacturers have their sourcing relationship with a domestic supplier, says KPMG. However, its global manufacturing outlook warned that 36 per cent of businesses intend to reduce their sourcing from local suppliers in two years primarily on grounds of cost.EUROPEAN NATIONS PRESSED TO SURRENDER IMF BOARD SEATSEuropean countries must give up seats on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if the institution is to remain credible, the Brazilian representative at the IMF has warned.THE TIMESHMRC ON DEFENSIVE OVER £1.5BN WRITE OFFHM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has rushed to quash reports that it is preparing to write off £1.5bn of tax owed by millions of people who received incorrect tax demands. The claim emerged after an unnamed HMRC staff member reportedly told the BBC that the Revenue is likely to write off the tax underpayments dating back to 2005/06. BIG FOUR GRIP COULD PUSH UP AUDIT FEESThe stranglehold of the Big Four accountants over the audit market has led to big companies paying higher fees to have their accounts scrutinised, a leading mid-tier accountant has told a House of Lords inquiry. So entrenched is their dominance it has become almost impossible for smaller firms to challenge them, said BDO.The Daily Telegraph4.4M BARRELS LEAKED INTO GULF OF MEXICO BY BP OIL SPILLThe first independent study of the BP Gulf of Mexico spill has calculated that 4.4m barrels of oil were spilled before the well was capped. Research in US journal Science concluded that the quantity of oil which spilled was enough to fill 700,000 cubic metres. They said that about 58,000 barrels of oil escaped per day until a temporary cap was effectively put in place.LIB DEM DONOR URGES CABLE TO STOP BANK BASHING AND DEFEND CITYPaul Marshall, the hedge fund manager and high profile Liberal Democrat, has urged Vince Cable to stop bank bashing and focus instead on defending the City against onerous and damaging regulations. He said Cable was behaving like a “minister who wants to make his mark” rather than doing what was “important for the country”.WALL STREET JOURNALSTANDARD CHARTERED CEO SEES UNCERTAINTY IN USStandard Chartered’s chief executive said Thursday that global bankers view the US as an arena of “uncertainty”—not knowing what the impact of the November midterm Congressional elections will be, nor “how long the US expansionary fiscal stance is going to be sustainable” amid still-unresolved issues from the US mortgage crisis.‘SECOND LOOK’: FIRST AID FOR BORROWERS Many of the biggest US banks, criticised since the financial crisis erupted for making fewer loans and toughening borrowing standards, have launched what industry officials call “second look” programs to review rejected loan applications. Banks are also reviewing those they rejected for small-business loans. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2013 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2013 presentation Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgZambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Reinsurance PLC, formerly known as Prima Reinsurance is a wholly-owned reinsurance company providing products and solutions in the domestic and business sector in Zambia. The company underwrites classes of marine and non-marine reinsurances, which includes fire, motor, engineering, aviation, agricultural and work-related accidents. Reinsurance is the practice of insurers transferring portions of risk portfolios to other parties by some form of agreement to reduce the likelihood of having to pay a large obligation resulting from an insurance claim. The company is also licensed to reinsure life assurance products. Prima Re is fully-owned and promoted by a group of Zambian Professionals and entrepreneurs. It was incorporated in 2006 as a public limited company and was the first reinsurance company to enter the Zambian marketplace. Prima Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I think this FTSE 100 stock is one of the best UK shares to buy right now

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Matthew Dumigan | Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 | More on: RKT Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. On Monday, a global stock market rally helped ease the FTSE 100 index back over the 6,000 mark. It was a strong start to the week for UK stocks, which have had a turbulent ride thus far.Within the index, many stocks are trading well below average historic valuations, indicating many could be bargain buys. By contrast, others have turned in an impressive performance, despite the widespread fall in share prices.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…One of the best UK shares out thereSpeaking of which, multinational consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) has seen a bumper performance over recent weeks. Despite the company’s share price falling by 20% in the depths of the sell-off in equities, it has since sky-rocketed upwards by 37%.I think it’s clear to see why. Reckitt Benckiser is a leading global consumer health and hygiene company. The group has operations in over 60 countries and owns an array of well-established brands. These range from Nurofen and Gaviscon to Dettol and Vanish, to name a few.The company’s products have been in high demand as a result of the pandemic. In fact, its onset has led the group to a far better year than previously expected. First-quarter net revenue was 13.3% higher than the same period last year, rising to £3.5bn. Ultimately, Reckitt’s portfolio of brands has ensured that even in the current environment, sales remain resilient.Looking aheadPrior to the coronavirus pandemic, sales growth had been sluggish and stubbornly low. As a result, the consumer goods company had intended to launch a new strategy this year, aimed at trying to uncover a way to deliver sustainable revenue and profit growth. It would seem that the onset of the global pandemic has enabled the group to deliver just that. But can this be replicated over the long term?Looking ahead, it’s difficult to tell whether Reckitt will be able to carry forward this momentum in a post-pandemic world. At the moment, the group has admitted that it remains unclear whether bumper sales should be attributed mainly to stockpiling or simply an underlying rise in demand.Either way, I think it’s clear that an increased awareness of the need for good hygiene can be expected once the virus is defeated or contained. In light of this, Reckitt is well positioned to capitalise on the health trend.Final verdictIt’s worth noting that buy-and-hold investments in trusted consumer brands make up an essential element of investing genius Warren Buffett’s philosophy. In my eyes, the maker of the robust and sturdy selection of household goods won’t be going away any time soon. As such, buying Reckitt shares today, and holding them for at least five years, could deliver attractive returns over the long term.A word of caution though, the shares don’t come cheap. The group’s price-to-earnings ratio of 20 sits above the average for the FTSE 100 index, which is approximately 15. That said, if strong earnings growth can continue, this figure will be more than justified in my view.In light of impressive financial results, bright future prospects and a bumper performance amidst wider market turmoil, I rate Reckitt Benckiser as one of the best UK shares to buy right now. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan I think this FTSE 100 stock is one of the best UK shares to buy right now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Cheap UK shares: why I reckon Bellway is a top recovery and growth play right now

first_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 | More on: BWY 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares At a share price near 2,636p, housebuilder Bellway (LSE: BWY) is around 40% below its February peak. In that sense, it’s a cheap UK share. Although the price has bounced back a bit from its low in March when the coronavirus crisis first hit the stock market.Why Bellway became a cheap UK shareOf course, the market was anticipating the negative effect the pandemic would likely have on the underlying business. And today’s full-year results report sets out the extent of the short-term hit to operations. The figures are horrendous. For example, revenue dropped by almost 31% compared to the prior year and earnings per share crashed by just over 64%.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…The cost of stalled business and extra costs because of lockdowns was expensive for the company. The net cash position plunged from just over £201m the year before to just £1.4m. No wonder the stock market marked down the share price. But the good news is that operations are now back on track and the directors have reinstated shareholder dividends by declaring a full-year payment worth 50p per share.All of Bellway’s employees have now returned to work. Some are working from offices, some on building sites and some from home. The company kept paying all its staff full basic wages through the pandemic without calling on the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. I reckon that speaks volumes for the underlying strength of the business.The poor figures in today’s report are historic and the investment opportunity now is all about looking ahead. And there’s been a “strong” start to the new trading and financial year. Overall reservations are up by almost 31% to 239 per week in the nine weeks since 1 August. And there was a “record” forward order book on 4 October worth almost £1,870m.A positive outlookThe directors reckon those factors combine with a “strong” work-in-progress position to provide a “solid platform for recovery in the year ahead.” Indeed, despite the ongoing pandemic, productivity levels are running between 85% and 90% of those achieved in the prior year.  The directors say Bellway has the “strategy and platform in place” to deliver long-term and sustainable growth.Even now, it has a robust balance sheet with a net cash position. Borrowings are modest at close to just £50m. That figure compares well with the pre-tax profit of almost £237m earned during the year. Meanwhile, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2021 is just over 10, which I see as undemanding. City analysts expect a robust bounce-back in earnings next year of around 25%.I think the sector has good underlying fundamentals. There’s an ongoing demand for housing, which is being fuelled further by the current ultra-low-interest-rate environment. Indeed, mortgages remain cheap and available. So I’d consider investing in Bellway right now, along with its peers such as Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey, Vistry and others. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Cheap UK shares: why I reckon Bellway is a top recovery and growth play right now See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

6% dividend yields! A UK share I’d buy in February and hold for 10 years

first_img6% dividend yields! A UK share I’d buy in February and hold for 10 years 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. Royston Wild | Monday, 1st February, 2021 | More on: NG Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Investor appetite for UK shares remains pretty flat as we begin February. There’s not much dip-buying going on following recent slumps across London stock indexes.It’s not just continuing fears over Covid-19 that is prompting share investors to sit on their hands. The bloody battle between amateur investors and Wall Street — seen the exploding GameStop share price — is also spooking investors. Retail investors have targeted volatility in the silver market over the weekend in a fresh blow to market confidence.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…Taking a long-term or defensive viewThese issues aren’t enough to dent my appetite in UK shares, however. This is because I’m a long-term investor who buys stocks with a view to holding them for a decade. Over this sort of time frame, share buyers can reasonably expect to make big returns irrespective of temporary volatility. Data shows that long-term stock investors make an average yearly return of 8% to 10%.Secondly, I’m not overly concerned by the prospect that the anticipated 2021 economic recovery could disappoint. There are sectors and industries (like e-commerce and cybersecurity) that should grow strongly this year whatever happens to the broader economy. And UK share investors also have the chance, of course, to invest in firms with defensive operations that remain stable during upturns and downturns. Companies in this category include healthcare suppliers, food retailers, and non-life insurance providers.National Grid (LSE: NG) is one such non-cyclical UK share I’m thinking of adding to my own Stocks and Shares ISA this month.Powering up my ISAUtilities companies like this aren’t completely without their share of risk. Companies like this always have the threat of severe regulatory action (and possible even nationalisation) hovering in the background. This FTSE 100 power grid operator also has large capital expenditure bills and huge weather-related costs to contend with.I still think National Grid is a good buy though. Its services are essential regardless of the state of the broader economy. And to me, this makes this UK share a sterling buy for these uncertain times. It is also growing its asset base by mid-single-digit percentages in the UK and US to deliver terrific long-term earnings growth.A dependable UK dividend shareToday National Grid carries a chubby 5.7% forward dividend yield. This is based on City analysts’ expectations of a 49.5p per share dividend. That forecasted dividend would be up from the 48.57p reward of the previous financial year (to March 2020). A forecast is never certain, but it is also in line with the company’s stated aim of raising yearly dividends in sync with the retail price index (RPI) gauge of inflation.What’s more, National Grid’s defensive operations mean that City analysts predict similar dividend growth all the way through to financial 2023. Consequently, this UK income share’s yields look likely to march all the way up to 6% for the next couple of years. This makes the business one of the most exciting dividend stocks on the FTSE 100. 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. 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects

first_imgManufacturers: Kartell, Beeline design, Milli, Nest Workshop, Olnee Rammed Earth Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSavePavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects Projects Australia Photographs Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915609/pavilion-between-trees-house-branch-studio-architects Clipboard Architects: Branch Studio Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915609/pavilion-between-trees-house-branch-studio-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBranch Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBalnarringAustraliaPublished on April 23, 2019Cite: “Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects” 23 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Builder: “COPY” Photographs:  Peter Clarke Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects “COPY” ArchDaily Structural Engineer:WSP Consulting EngineersProject Team:Nicholas Russo, Simon Dinh, Rowena HenryCity:BalnarringCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter ClarkeRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. When presented with the opportunity to design this small addition to an existing residence, it was exciting to discover a number of established and significant trees sporadically arranged across the proposed site immediately to the west of the existing building. The brief for a new master-suite consisting of a bedroom, an ensuite and incorporated robes/ancillary spaces also asked for a strong connection to the landscape and the contextual surrounds of the various garden areas. It was resolved early on that the trees on the site would not make way for the new building – and in fact, the concept would explore the opposite – as a more meaningful connection with the landscape could be achieved with the building giving way to, and interacting with, the trees. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeSave this picture!Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe result of this approach is a slender form to fit between the existing trees linking the three distinct programmatic areas in a linear fashion and arranged with an overall modernist logic & aesthetic. Starting as a simple rectangle, the plan evolved through a series of restrained but deliberate formal gestures to directly reference the existing context. A small gouge was made, creating a courtyard space to house an existing silver birch tree to the south. This courtyard acts as the threshold between the bathroom areas and the rest of the pavilion providing separation between the ensuite and the main bedroom spaces. External and internal seating is arranged around the courtyard providing opportunities for contemplation, rest and relaxation. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe other formal interventions consist of two extruded window boxes that are pulled out to directly interact with the existing trees adjacent, and, the angular slice to the end of the pavilion to orientate the space towards a view corridor through existing vegetation, towards the setting sun to the west. Entry to the pavilion is provided via the extension of an exiting central corridor from the main house. This central ‘boardwalk’ splits the ensuite areas into two distinct spaces before peeling away into two circulation paths around a central arrangement of joinery dividing and defining the robes. As the spaces unfold the floor level rises gradually (to about 1m above ground level) via a series of platforms that subtly ascend and divide the spaces across the length of the building. With the rise of the building, each programme internally possesses a different relationship with the garden context.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe external material palette of charcoal rammed earth, timber, steel, and glass is purposefully natural and raw in response to the rural context, designed to weather and patina naturally, the building will continue to embed itself into its surrounds over time. Internally the materials are of a similar aesthetic although the detailing is treated with a preciousness which gives the unpretentious materiality a sense of finery. Charcoal rammed earth, timber and honed bluestone are the predominant internal materials with concrete and steel also used for some of the joineries. Brass trims accentuate material junctions, celebrating these intersections and expressing the construction methodologies. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeCreating the right atmosphere was a major focus internally. Given that bedroom areas are habited predominantly at the beginning and end of each day, it was important to adequately capture the moods of these times (waking-up/unwinding, washing, and dressing) within the space. This master- suite pavilion aims to provide its occupants with space away from the influences of excessive artificial light and create a more natural atmosphere in which to begin and end the day. This is achieved through the use of indirect lighting, which ensures that the rooms are not overlit, and thus provides the apparent quietness and intimacy appropriate for such spaces. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeProject gallerySee allShow lessSchool Merlijn / LOW ArchitectenSelected ProjectsThe American University in Dubai Celebrates the Work of Students at the Yearly Archi…Articles Share Martin Builders Save this picture!© Peter Clarke+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  2017 CopyHouses•Balnarring, Australialast_img read more

US community fundraising has more in common with Latin America than Europe

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding National Fundraising Convention Community fundraising and philanthropy in the USA has “more in common with new ideas coming out of emerging markets” than it does with the United Kingdom and Europe.Speaking at a session on global fundraising perspectives at the IoF National Convention, Andrew Watt, CEO and president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals  (AFP), said that communities in the US were solving their problems the same way impoverished communities do in Latin America and Asia. But they did not rely on traditional fundraising.Andrew Watt[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]’If we want to look for entrepreneurship and innovation in fundraising, we have to look at emerging markets'[/quote]“Ten years ago I would have looked at the US and seen huge markets and so thought scale and professionalism were most important,” said Watt, who moved to the AFP in 2005 from the Institute of Fundraising, where he was deputy CEO. “But if we want to look for entrepreneurship and innovation, we have to look at emerging markets.”Europeans take state-funded health, social welfare and education for granted, Watt said. But in places such as the favelas in Brazil, communities had to solve themselves the problems Europeans could rely on their government to fix. Watt said this was the situation that now affected industrial cities such as and Flint, in Michigan, where the APF has been assisting philanthropists to reach the community directly.“What I see in the places like Flint and the favelas are groups of people who see a need and a way to meet it. The community groups in Flint are looking to the favelas for their fundraising inspiration.” Howard Lake | 16 July 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US community fundraising has more in common with Latin America than Europecenter_img Image: Brazilian bank notes by Cifotart on Shutterstock.com  53 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment in Latest Purdue Ag Barometer

first_img COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment in Latest Purdue Ag Barometer Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment in Latest Purdue Ag Barometer Previous articleAmerican Dairy Association Indiana Announces Winners of ‘Hoosier Heroes’ CampaignNext articleHog Farmers Losing Money on Every Hog They Sell Eric Pfeiffer Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 7 points from April to a reading of 103, but it remained nearly 40 percent below its all-time high of 168 set in February 2020. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and this month’s survey was conducted between May 18-22.The Index of Current Conditions improved in May, up 11 points from April to a reading of 83, as did the Index of Future Expectations, up 4 points to a reading of 112. In May, farmers were also somewhat more inclined to think now is a good time to make large investments in their farming operations. The Farm Capital Investment Index rose to a reading of 50 compared to just 38 a month earlier. While collectively all three of these indices improved in May, each was down more than 30 percent compared to February 2020, before coronavirus impacted markets.“This month’s survey was conducted the same week that USDA announced the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) so awareness of that program’s details could be one of the key reasons for this month’s barometer improvement,” said James Mintert, the barometer’s principal investigator and director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “Yet some farmers remain worried about their bottom line and are still looking for options to alleviate those concerns.”In the May survey, more than 70 percent of respondents indicated they were “very worried” (34 percent) or “fairly worried” (37 percent) about the impact of coronavirus on their farm’s profitability, up from 67 percent in April. Their two biggest concerns were market access (42 percent) and financial (39 percent), with health and safety (11 percent) coming in third. Providing further evidence of their financial concerns, two-thirds of farmers surveyed indicated they think it will be necessary for Congress to pass another bill to provide more economic assistance to U.S. farmers.When asked about expectations for their financial position over the next 12 months, over 60 percent said they expect farmers’ equity positions to decline over the next year, up sharply compared to 28 percent of farmers who felt that way in February 2020. Meanwhile, over 25 percent of farmers surveyed who rent farmland said they expect to ask their landlords to lower their cash rental payments in 2021 as a result of COVID-19. Mintert suggested this could lead to downward pressure on cash rental rates next year.Read the full Ag Economy Barometer report at https://purdue.ag/agbarometer. This month’s report includes insight into producers concerns over the ethanol demand and expectations for farmland values. The site also offers additional resources – such as past reports, charts and survey methodology – and a form to sign up for monthly barometer email updates and webinars. Each month, the Purdue Center for Commercial Agricultural provides a short video analysis of the barometer results, available at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 2, 2020 last_img read more

Jazzman Kamasi Washington to Play Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church

first_img 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 Religious Music Jazzman Kamasi Washington to Play Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 2:07 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Saxophonist Kamasi Washington will offer jazz at All Saints Church on Sunday, February 16, at 5:00 p.m. Christina Honchell offers a meditation.Kamasi Washington is a Californian jazz saxophonist. composer, production editor and band leader. Kamasi is mainly known for his tenor playing., following in the traditions of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler. A graduate of the Hamilton High Music Academy in Beverlywood, California, Washington enrolled in UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology. There, he began playing with numerous faculty members such as Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins and pianist Gerald Wilson. He has since played along with a musically diverse group of musicians including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Horace Tapsock, Gerald Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Francisco Aguabella, the Pan Afrikaan Peoples Orchestra and Raphael Saadiq.For those who would like to use the elevator for accessibility, please arrive five minutes early. Child care provided. For more information visit www.kamasiwashington.com or Melissa Hayes, (626) 583-2725 or [email protected] All Saints Church is at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena (directly across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall).For more information about All Saints Church, visit www.allsaints-pas.org. 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more