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Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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£1k to invest? I think this FTSE 250 stock could double your money

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 | More on: WIZZ Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Low-cost airline Wizz Air (LSE: WIZZ) might not have been a public company for long, but since its IPO in 2015, the stock has smashed the broader market.Investors who were willing to take a position when it hit the market have seen the value of their investment rise by more than 215%. This performance means the company isn’t only one of the best performing airline stocks in Europe, but it’s one of the best-performing stocks in the FTSE 250 as well.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…And it doesn’t look as if growth is going to slow anytime soon.Tough marketWizz’s performance over the past five years is all the more impressive considering the brutal nature of the airline industry. Historically, airlines in general have been a pretty poor investment. These companies tend to have high fixed costs and no control over other variable costs such as aviation fuel.At the same time, ticket prices can be volatile, and most airlines have little to no pricing power. Consumers only really care about price when booking plane tickets. Wizz’s whole business model is built around this mentality.It’s focused on being the cheapest and most efficient airline in Europe and these efforts are certainly paying off. While the firm’s offering to customers is relatively primary, for short-haul flights that’s all customers want. The airline’s growth confirms this.Growing footprintRecent trading updates show that its growth is still accelerating. Over the 12 months to the end of January, the number of passengers flying with the airline increased 18.6% year-on-year. The airline’s load factor, which describes how full each plane was during the period under review, rose 1.3%, to 93.7% on average.These figures are even more impressive considering the company increased the number of seats available by 17%. Amazingly, Wizz also added a total of 18 new routes around Europe last month, underpinning its presence as continent’s fastest-growing low-cost operator.The company also claims to be the greenest airline in Europe. It says it continuously operates at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre among all competitor airlines. CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre declined to 57.3g over the 12 months to the end of January. That’s down from 58.9g in the previous period.Doubling revenuesManagement believes the company’s growth is only going to accelerate. The group is planning to increase its fleet by around 22% over the next two years. This should enable Wizz to maintain revenue growth of 15-20% per annum, according to a recent management presentation.At this rate, the company’s revenue will double over the next three-to-four years. Assuming everything else remains equal, this implies the stock price could double from current levels.As such, now could be a great time to snap up a share in this low-cost European airline as the stock prepares for takeoff over the next few years. £1k to invest? I think this FTSE 250 stock could double your money Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Wizz Air Holdings. 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.last_img read more

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1 in 5 over-55s are worse off than expected! This is how I plan to retire rich

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 1 in 5 over-55s are worse off than expected! This is how I plan to retire rich Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Friday, 8th May, 2020 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. 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 owns shares of Diageo, Ibstock, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Ibstock. 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. We’ve all heard stories of how pensioners are finding things increasingly tough when it comes to their finances. This is not just hearsay. Study after study shows how Britons are struggling to make ends meet when they finally retire. And the extent of the crisis is taking many of us by surprise.One recent survey by Sun Life reveals perfectly how difficult citizens over the age of 55 are finding it to fund their lifestyles. Some 18% of respondents to the insurance giant’s survey feel that they are financially worse off than they expected to be at this point in their lives.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…Just under half (45%) say that their finances are just about where they anticipated them to be. So this means that just 37% of respondents — or less that four out of every 10 — reckon that they are better off than they expected at this point in their lives.The ‘cost of living’ crisisSo why exactly do those surveyed feel that they are worse off than expected? Without doubt the rising cost of living is seen as the biggest obstacle to them having enough money. Almost two-thirds (or 65%) say that this is the main reason for their light wallets.The second most frequent headache is the impact of low interest rates which affected their level of savings. Some 44% of those over-55s cite this as a problem, Sun Life said. Meanwhile, 40% said that a lower-than-anticipated pension is to blame for their disappointing financial position. And 31% declare insufficient pay rises as a reason for their monetary misfortunes.These are all issues that threaten to get worse because of the Covid-19 outbreak too. Some think tanks believe that the ‘triple lock’ State Pension increase guarantee should be scrapped to help the state manage the economic fallout of the pandemic. Rock-bottom interest rates are likely to remain in place too. And you can likely forget about meaningful pay rises any time soon as well.This is how I’ll retire in comfortSo what can you do about it then? Data from the likes of Sun Life is certainly alarming. But it doesn’t mean that we all have to throw our arms in the air and panic. One way that I plan to avoid the pitfalls of a mega-low State Pension or any of those other issues is by investing in stocks and shares.I have a Stocks and Shares ISA via which I have invested in a blend of both growth and income stocks. My funds are spread across a wide range companies so I can absorb any disappointments without suffering a huge blow to my returns. And crucially, I have tapped into shares which I can see thriving for at least another 10 years or more. Shares like Unilever and Diageo, whose beloved products sell like hotcakes in developed and emerging markets. Or Ibstock, a brickmaker which stands to gain from ambitious housebuilding targets over the next decade.Studies have shown that share investors make an annual average return of between 8% and 10% over the long term. It’s no wonder why more and more citizens are turning to stocks-linked investment products like I have done to help them retire in comfort.last_img read more

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Episcopal clergywomen raise concerns about Danforth’s comments on Kavanaugh allegations

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Gender Justice Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By David PaulsenPosted Sep 26, 2018 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Faith & Politics, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH John Danforth signs a copy of his book “The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics” for New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche after Danforth’s September 2016 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] A letter to the New York Times this week that was endorsed by hundreds of Episcopal clergywomen raises concerns about comments former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, a Missouri Republican and Episcopal priest, made about the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s latest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.The letter, posted to the Times’ website on Sept. 25, was authored by the Rev. Teresa Danieley, a Missouri priest, and was submitted with 327 additional names attached. The clergywomen specifically question Danforth’s defense of Brett Kavanaugh, 53, in the face of allegations the judge sexually assaulted a teenage girl while he was in high school.“No one, not least a priest of the church, should publicly shame, blame or question the motives of women who step forward to report instances of sexual abuse,” the letter says. “Those in ordained ministry are called to display Christ’s love for both accuser and accused, fulfilling the baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being.”328 women clergy in The Episcopal Church sign letter criticizing former Sen. John Danforth, also an Episcopal priest, for saying he feels “terribly sorry” for Kavanaugh, while showing no compassion for the women. https://t.co/2SmIElZ8AA @nytimes @episcopalchurch— Laurie Goodstein (@lauriegnyt) September 25, 2018Danforth, in an email to Episcopal News Service, strongly objected to how the letter described his comments about Kavanaugh.“The characterizations in the letter bear no resemblance to anything I have ever said or thought. Specifically, I have never shamed, blamed or questioned the motives of women who report instances of sexual abuse,” Danforth said. “I believe that both the accused and the accuser should be heard.”Danieley first learned of Danforth’s defense of Kavanaugh in the Times from a friend in seminary.“Personally, it was just very dismaying that he would say anything at all,” Danieley told ENS in a phone interview. “It just seems antithetical to a pastoral response.”The Episcopal Church has grappled with its own neglect in addressing sexual harassment. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, issued a call to the church in January to examine its history of failures to protect victims of harassment, exploitation and abuse.“When facts dictate, we must confess and repent of those times when the church, its ministers or its members have been antagonistic or unresponsive to people – women, children and men – who have been sexually exploited or abused,” Curry and Jennings said in their letter to the church.Kavanaugh, a federal Court of Appeals judge, had appeared headed for confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate, with supporters describing him as one of the most qualified nominees to be picked for the nation’s highest court. The allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford have thrown the confirmation into question, with two more women coming forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when he was young. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.The allegations also have led to comparisons to the confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991 and the sexual harassment allegations against Thomas made by law professor Anita Hill. Danforth, a senator at the time and a prominent Thomas defender, was quoted by the New York Times in a Sept. 17 story headlined “Echoes of Anita Hill, but in a Different Era for Women.”“I just feel so terribly sorry for Kavanaugh and what he’s going through,” Danforth told the Times. “Here’s a man who’s had just a marvelous reputation as a human being and now it’s just being trashed. I felt the same way about Clarence.”Danforth also referenced the #MeToo movement, in which women have gone public with similar allegations of harassment, assault and sexual misconduct by prominent men. “With the #MeToo movement, it makes it even harder for him,” Danforth said in the Times’ report. “It was bad enough for Clarence, but this is really going to be difficult.”Danforth also discussed Kavanaugh’s nomination Sept. 19 in an interview with CNN, calling the confirmation process “totally out of control.”After talking with Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith about Danforth’s comments, Danieley drafted a letter in response, and a group of female Episcopal clergy offered feedback and helped edit the letter.Danieley said she shared the text of the letter Sept. 22 to two Facebook groups with primarily Episcopal women as members and invited those who agreed with the sentiments to add their names to the letter through a Google Form. She learned later that the letter had been re-shared on a diocesan clergy email list, generating additional support.By the time Danieley submitted the letter to the Times, 328 names were attached.The Rev. Susan Russell, associate rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, was among the women who endorsed the letter. “For me it was a no-brainer opportunity,” Russell told ENS by email, “to hold a brother priest accountable for behavior that runs counter to our baptismal covenant to respect the dignity of every human being by categorically dismissing the lived experience of survivors of abuse.”Former Sen. John Danforth (R-Missouri), an Episcopal priest, center, talks with Chicago Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee, left, and Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith before Danforth’s September 2016 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDanforth, a lawyer who is identified as a partner in the Missouri law firm Dowd Bennett, received a Bachelor of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and has written several books about the intersection of faith and politics. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 1994.Although Danforth’s quotes in the Times don’t directly reference Kavanaugh’s accuser, Danieley said the comments struck her as one-sided.“To me this isn’t an attack on Danforth – I mean, he did make public comments, so it’s legitimate to respond to public comments – but rather reiterates that [clergy] are supposed to be responsive when people come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct,” she said.Curry and Jennings called on Episcopalians to spend Ash Wednesday 2018 “meditating on the ways in which we in the church have failed to stand with women and other victims of abuse and harassment” and, during Lent, to consider “how we can redouble our work to be communities of safety that stand against the spiritual and physical violence of sexual exploitation and abuse.”Taking up that call, the House of Bishops held a “Liturgy of Listening” in Austin, Texas, on July 4 during the 79th General Convention to share stories from victims of sexual misconduct perpetrated by someone in the church, chosen from 40 stories submitted in response to the bishops’ request for reflections.“People who courageously step forward with allegations of sexual harassment or assault deserve to be heard and respected,” the Episcopal clergywomen say in their letter to the Times. “We can and must demand better from our clergy, even if we cannot expect better from secular authorities.”Danieley, a former parish priest who now works for the nonprofit Missouri Jobs With Justice, said it was important to speak out now and make this a “teachable moment” – “that what we say matters and how we respond to women who make accusations matter.”Danforth, in his email to ENS, called Thomas’ 1991 confirmation hearings “perhaps the worst experience of my life.” Helping his “dear friend” get through that period is why he now feels “terribly sorry” for Kavanaugh.He said the problem is in how the Senate confirms Supreme Court nominees. “Something is very wrong,” he said, without elaborating on what is broken.“With the writers of the letter,” he said, “I embrace ‘the baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being.’ However, the circumstances surrounding the Kavanaugh confirmation are the antithesis of that baptismal promise.”Senate Republicans have scheduled a hearing for Sept. 27 at which Kavanaugh and his accuser, Ford, are scheduled to testify. A committee vote to move the nomination forward could come as soon as the next day, potentially sending Kavanaugh to a full vote in the Senate, where Republicans have a slim two-vote majority.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal clergywomen raise concerns about Danforth’s comments on Kavanaugh allegations Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

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Brewery Square / Hamiltons Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35639/brewery-square-hamiltons-architects Clipboard “COPY” Apartments Architects: Hamiltons Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2005 Photographs:  Dennis GilbertText description provided by the architects. Located on the approach to London’s historic Smithfield Market, Brewery Square is part of a larger masterplan by GML Architects and Erik van Egaraat. Hamiltons was commissioned to design the largest plot on the site for residential and retail use with associated public realm. The massing and architecture is a direct response to the masterplan with it’s direct connections and juxtaposition of forms.Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsBoth massing and movement were handled carefully,ensuring that permeability was active, safe and connected with the urban grain of the historic industrial area. The architecture is robust and simple enclosing a series of space and routes. Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertThe ground floor glass enclosure houses retail and workspace, above which there is a modular cladding system of copper, zinc or glass. The projecting boxes facilitate larger apartments and are the backbone of what has become a very ‘sociable’ development. Further phases by other design teams are still on site. Brewery Square has been widely exhibited, published and has been part of London Open House.Save this picture!© Dennis GilbertProject gallerySee allShow lessCafe la Miell / Suppose Design OfficeArticlesPakistan Pavillion for Shanghai World ExpoArticlesProject locationAddress:Brewery Square, Finsbury, London, Greater London EC1V 4LE, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Dennis Gilbert+ 18 Share Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35639/brewery-square-hamiltons-architects Clipboardcenter_img ArchDaily United Kingdom “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHamiltons ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLondonHousingUnited KingdomPublished on September 22, 2009Cite: “Brewery Square / Hamiltons Architects” 22 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More 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 Projects CopyApartments•London, United Kingdom Brewery Square / Hamiltons Architects Brewery Square / Hamiltons ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBrewery Square / Hamiltons Architectslast_img read more

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24-year fundraising campaign pays off

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Research / statistics 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. 24-year fundraising campaign pays off A care centre in Berkshire has opened after 24 years of fundraising.The BBC reports that a care home for people with physical and learning difficulties will open in Wokingham, Berkshire, this week after a 24-year campaign of fundraising by a group of parents.The parents raised £400,000 towards the £1.8 million centre, with Wokingham social services and the Ability Housing Association also contributing to the project. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 March 2004 | Newslast_img read more

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Melt ice cream shop embraces Halloween with magical flavors

first_imgLinkedin Patch Hat Co.: ‘Just two dudes sewing some hats’ ReddIt Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Twitter Linkedin Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ + posts ReddIt For its Harry Potter Extravaganza, Melt is offering a Wizard Sundae topped with butter beer sauce, pumpkin juice sauce, rosemary “rock cake” crumbles, whipped cream and a chocolate frog! Facebook Kelsey Emery is a Senior Journalism major from the San Francisco Bay Area, passionate about world relations and social justice issues. When she’s not in the news room, though, she enjoys hanging out on Magnolia and exploring the Fort Worth area. Twitter Facebookcenter_img Kelsey Emery printMelt ice cream-goers lined up outside Magnolia Street to try some new treats in time for Halloween.In honor of the holiday, Melt Ice Creams is hosting an all-out Harry Potter Extravangaza Week from Oct. 24- 31.Before customers head inside Melt, they are greeted with a note taped to the front door that reads “Mr. H Potter, The cupboard under the stairs, 4 Privet Drive.” Spooky organ music plays overhead and a copy of the Marauder’s map is playfully painted on the front window.Inside, customers have the opportunity to buy four new flavors, a seasonal sundae and a Cone That Must Not Be Named.“It’s been great,” Melt’s cashier, Alex Vinh, said. “It’s freezing outside but there’s still so much business coming in.”Anna Prukop, TCU junior, said she didn’t know about the Harry Potter Extravangaza until she saw other people going on social media.“We saw other people going on Snapchat, our littles came in costumes in full robes, and we were like, we have to go,” she said.Expecto Pumpkinum, Goblin’s Delight, Green-Gott’s Bank, and Anything from the Trolley are just a few of the -magical- flavors being offered.With Halloween around the corner, Melt Ice Creams has created a special Harry Potter menu to celebrate.Better than the ice cream though, might be the decor and detail. Letters to Privet Drive, keys with wings, and black half-melted candles hang from the ceiling. Wanted posters of Harry Potter decorate the walls and a sorting hat sits up high in a corner.“Actually, in the bathroom, they have on the mirror, scribbled out, ‘the Chamber of Secrets has been opened’ in red,” customer Jordan said. “I thought that was funny.”The “Wizarding World of Magical Flavors,” as Melt calls itself, ends on November 1st.Accio, ice cream! Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Previous articleUpdate: Chancellor responds to white supremacy posters found outside of Tandy HallNext articleHoroscope: October 31, 2017 Kelsey Emery RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Students gather for free food, conversation at annual Fall Faith Festival Professor speaks to TCU students on animals and disasters Transfer students reflect on their first semester at TCU TAGSFort WorthHalloweenIce CreamMelt Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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In submission to UN panel, RSF urges China to free detained journalists

first_img Organisation March 29, 2018 – Updated on May 9, 2018 In submission to UN panel, RSF urges China to free detained journalists In a submission to a UN human rights panel, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for the government of the People’s Republic of China to stop flouting press freedom and to release the approximately 50 citizen-journalists currently imprisoned in China. Receive email alerts News News An independent international press freedom NGO with consultative status with the United Nations>, RSF has just submitted its recommendations on China to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, which will conduct a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China’s human rights performance in the autumn.RSF’s leading recommendation is the immediate and unconditional release of the 50 or so journalists and bloggers currently held in Chinese prisons, ten of whom are in a real danger of dying because of a deliberate policy of mistreating detainees and depriving them of medical attention.RSF also calls on the Chinese government to stop flouting its own constitution, of which article 35 guarantees “freedom of speech [and] of the press,” article 37 bans “unlawful detention,” article 38 guarantees “personal dignity,” article 39 declares the homes of its citizens to be “inviolable” and article 40 guarantees the “privacy of correspondence.”Broken promisesUnder the UPR process, the UN Human Rights Council periodically reviews each UN member state’s human rights performance. When China was last reviewed in 2013, the Chinese government undertook to improve respect for press freedom but the situation now is in fact much worse than it was five years ago.In his first five-year term, President Xi Jinping has placed both state and privately-owned media under closer Communist Party control, and has developed Internet censorship and surveillance to an unprecedented level.In 2013, the Chinese government agreed to recommendations calling on it to begin the process of ratifying the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which bans torture and guarantees the dignity of detainees.China is far from keeping this promise: citizen-journalists are now among the leading victims of a government practice known as “residential surveillance at a designated place,” under which dissidents are abducted, held incommunicado and tortured.RSF is also concerned about the danger of China spreading its repressive model to other countries. The Chinese government is promoting its “new information order” more actively abroad, an order based on censorship and surveillance that leaves no room for journalistic ethics and the public’s right to independently reported news and information.China is ranked almost at the bottom (176th out of 180 countries) of RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statisticsInternational bodies PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCitizen-journalistsInternet China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statisticsInternational bodies PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCitizen-journalistsInternet Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News June 2, 2021 Find out more Related documents 2018-03-29 RSF Contribution to the UPR on ChinaPDF – 15.48 MB Help by sharing this information RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Dispelling Mentorship Myths

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Dispelling Mentorship Myths mentors ServiceLink Yvette Gilmore 2021-05-11 Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal As the American workplace evolves over time—from the modernization of office technology to open floorplans to, now, the rise in telework—one construct has stood the test of time. Professionals across varying industries have long celebrated the impact of mentorship on both personal and professional growth.Mentorship, especially for women and other members of an underrepresented group, can help open doors for professionals just entering the workforce while also providing a fresh perspective for those who are further along in their careers (among many other benefits). So, why does the tried-and-true mentor/mentee relationship seem a bit antiquated to some? There are, unfortunately, many mentorship myths that still persist today and may hold people back from embarking in a new mentor/mentee relationship.I recently spoke to several fellow women leaders in the industry who have been just as impacted by mentorship as I have in my own career. We put together a list of the top six mentorship myths in the hopes we can dispel them and encourage seasoned professionals to answer the call to mentorship, while also encouraging the next generation of industry leaders to consider the role that mentorship can play in their own careers.Myth #1: Mentorship Is Time-ConsumingFact: Mentorship Can Easily be Worked Into a Busy ScheduleFor senior leaders with overflowing email inboxes and back-to-back meetings on their calendar, carving out the time to meet regularly with a mentee can seem daunting; which is why some avoid it altogether. However, in mine and my colleague’s experience, mentorship—particularly in the digital age—does not take up a great deal of time. The best part about mentorship is that mentors and mentees control the cadence and the frequency of meetings to best fit their needs and schedules.In this digital age we’re living in, there are more ways than ever to stay connected and keep up with mentorship; which is particularly important today, as the pandemic has shrunk most of our social circles and interactions with those outside of our immediate households have dwindled. Unfortunately, feelings of isolation have crept in for many, particularly for working women who often shoulder the brunt of the “second shift” of unpaid labor in the home. That’s why mentorship, in today’s challenging landscape, is as critical to individual growth as it is to a business’ bottom line.Myth #2: Mentors Should Always Choose Their MenteesFact: Mentees Can—and Should—Seek Out Mentors They Wish to Learn FromMentorships can form in myriad ways, including pairings built organically over time or through formal, company-sponsored programs.Individuals, regardless of age or tenure, should feel empowered to seek out their mentors on their own as they know, better than anyone, what they want to learn and who they want to learn it from (i.e., those who have the qualities they are looking to build themselves). By actively seeking mentors, individuals can also make themselves more visible as an “up and comer” in a company. While asking someone to be a mentor can be a bit intimidating, luckily, there are plenty of articles online that can be helpful to those who are considering mentorship for the first time.Myth #3: Mentors Are Always Older Than Their MenteesFact: Mentors Should Be Selected Based on Their Expertise—Not Their AgeAlthough the more traditional definition of mentorship involves a more senior individual who uses his or her influence and experience to help with the advancement of a mentee, that is not the only form of mentorship that exists. In fact, mentorship can often take place without one even realizing it! Whether bouncing an idea off a colleague (peer-to-peer); asking a younger, more tech-savvy colleague for help with a new software program (reverse); or even soliciting advice from several individuals at once (group), there are many ways to benefit from mentorship that have nothing to do with age. A great mentor should aim to always provide constructive feedback, have a personal interest in a mentee’s career and serve as a strong role model—without having a “what’s in it for me” mentality. Trust me when I say that you’ll benefit just as much as your mentees do (see myth No. 6).Myth #4: Mentor Relationships Must be Structured and Have Clearly Defined Goals and Objectives in Order to be SuccessfulFact: Mentorship Does Not Have to be Rigid or Formal in Order to be SuccessfulQuick check-ins via text or email to let a mentor or mentee know you’re thinking of them can sometimes be just as impactful as an hourlong mentoring session with a formal agenda in place. As a new relationship builds over time, some formalities may naturally ease up as the mentor/mentee become more comfortable with one another. While it is typically suggested that a mentee at least come prepared with a quick list of topics or questions to be discussed—to ensure the time is productive—the mentor should not feel obligated to “know it all,” and the mentee should also bring their own views and experiences to the table as well. As long as both parties feel they are benefiting from the relationship, it is up to them how they wish to define “success” on an ongoing basis.In the words of my colleague, Amy Daniel, “mentorship is not a forced process.” If it feels forced, the mentorship might not be the right fit.Myth # 5: Mentors and Mentees Should Always be of the Same Gender and in the Same Line of WorkFact: Diverse Mentorship Can Help Drive Innovation and Inclusive Workplace CulturesWhile more and more women find themselves in leadership positions today, there is still much work to be done. And now with the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacting women—with one in four contemplating leaving the workforce altogether—mentorship and sponsorship from members of a dominant group to a historically underrepresented group has gained newfound importance. In addition, mentorship doesn’t always have to come from someone who is on a similar career journey. As I firmly believe, a good idea can come from anywhere, diverse mentor/mentee pairings can help open doors to new ways of thinking (and more often than not, truly innovative thinking doesn’t typically derive from brainstorming sessions of like-minded individuals only). It’s important that we retool how we think about mentorship and what a “typical” mentor/mentee pairing should look like.Myth # 6: Mentees Are the Only Ones Who Benefit From MentorshipFact: Both Mentor and Mentee Should Benefit and Gain a Fresh PerspectiveIt should go without saying, but no matter how far we progress in our careers, we don’t know it all. For mentors, letting your guard down with mentees and sharing your successes and failures can help you find common ground with younger mentees. In addition, mentees can help provide a fresh perspective to mentors that they can apply to their leadership and coaching styles. Remember: we all have something to teach, and we all have something to learn. About Author: Yvette Gilmore 18 days ago 329 Views Tagged with: mentors ServiceLink Yvette Gilmore Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Easing Foreclosure Flood Fears Next: 3D Tours Boosting SFR Marketing Efforts Yvette Gilmore is the SVP ofServicing Product Strategy forServiceLink. In this role, she isresponsible for developingServiceLink’s products and servicesthat support strategic servicer clientinitiatives. 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Another tourist dies falling into Grand Canyon, 3rd to die in last 8 days

first_imgbluejayphoto/iStock(TUSAYAN, Ariz.) — A tourist fell to his death in Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday morning, officials said, the third person to die at the canyon in the past eight days.The 67-year-old man fell about 400 feet from the canyon’s South Rim, east of the Yavapai Geology Museum, just before noon, according to the National Park Service. Authorities did not say how the man fell.The park’s helicopter was able to recover the man’s body.It is the second time in six days a person has plunged to their death at the Grand Canyon, prompting a warning from park officials.“Grand Canyon National Park staff encourages all visitors to have a safe visit by staying on designated trails and walkways, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the rim and staying behind railings and fences at overlooks,” they said in a release.This is the first person to fall to their death inside Grand Canyon National Park this year, but a tourist from Hong Kong died falling into the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation, outside the boundaries of the park, on March 28. That death happened near the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped outlook over a 1,000-foot cliff face, which closed for a day after the death.The man was taking a photo at the time, officials said.Two days before that man fell to his death, another person was mysteriously found dead in a wooded area of the national park. The body was found near a hiking trail, not the rim of the canyon, south of Grand Canyon Village, authorities said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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