Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc is a printing and manufacturing company in Nigeria involved in lithographic printing and manufacturing cartons, light packaging materials and labels. The company is produces nylon and poly wrappers using flexo printing. Studio Press Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Rommac Agencies Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgEveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileEveready East Africa Limited manufactures and markets a range of portable power products in Kenya as well as exports products to countries in the East Africa sub-region. Its extensive product range includes dry cell and carbon zinc primary, alkaline and rechargeable batteries; flashlights and portable lanterns; automotive batteries, and CFL and incandescent bulbs sold under the Turbo brand name. Eveready East Africa has a division which supplies batteries and accessories for motor vehicles and trucks. A side division manufactures and sells a range of washing detergents, household bleaches, surface cleaners and fabric softeners under the Clorox and Everclean brands. Formerly known as Eveready East Africa Limited, the company changed its name to Eveready East Africa Plc in 2016. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Eveready East Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Why I remain wary of US tech stocks (even after recent updates)

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why I remain wary of US tech stocks (even after recent updates) See all posts by Andy Ross 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. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (A shares), Amazon, and Microsoft and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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 Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. This week has seen a number of US tech stocks report strong earnings, including some of the famous FAANGs, as well as older tech companies such as Microsoft. It’s widely accepted that the pandemic has been a massive tailwind behind these share prices. The pandemic has been a catalyst for trends that were already happening – the rise in e-commerce and more flexible working, to name just two examples. But is that enough to justify share prices rising so rapidly in such a short space of time?I believe a whole new generation of investors are also getting involved in the markets. The popularity of apps like Robinhood in the US and Trading 212 here in the UK show this. The bizarre GameStop share price rise this week is also evidence of this trend, I think.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 downside of this market exuberance is the possibility that the share prices of well-known, popular companies may rise beyond what I would consider a fair price.A bubble or just a high price for high-quality companies? I don’t know if there’s a bubble. But the view among some — that these tech shares can only go up in value –makes me nervous. In my experience, investing is more complicated than that. Among US tech stocks, there will be winners and losers. I think the winners are likely to be those with a wide moat – meaning high barriers to entry – and those that continue to innovate and keep customers happy. That potentially makes Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft among my top picks if I was to put my own money directly into a US tech stock. Although I’m reticent to do so. The pandemic has provided a tailwind that might eventually fizzle out, meaning I wouldn’t want to be buying shares at too high a price. I’m keen to make sure the price-to-earnings ratio, and other valuation metrics, makes sense. I’d want the share price to give me a margin of safety. Investing beyond the FAANGs and other US tech stocks like TeslaI do think some of US tech stocks are very strong and could continue to do well. As ever, I prefer to take a long-term view and invest at a sensible, fair price.One potential way to diversify my risk is to invest in a fund or trust. They can buy a wider pool of investments. Or even buy an S&P 500 ETF, for example, which can track the US market. That’s how I plan to ride the tech wave without putting all my eggs in one basket. I’m more comfortable with this, because I remain aware of the risks these companies face, especially when it comes to their valuations. At the end of the day, all shares carry some risk. For me, although the growth in US tech stocks has been impressive, I remain wary of buying into them. Especially now after such strong share price rises. 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. 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The Hooded Cabin / Arkitektværelset As

first_img “COPY” Projects Area: 73 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Hooded Cabin / Arkitektværelset As Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Marte Garmann+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910981/the-hooded-cabin-arkitektaerelset-as Clipboard 2018 “COPY” Norway Architects: Arkitektværelset As Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArkitektværelset AsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingCabins & LodgesResidential ArchitectureHousesNorwayPublished on February 09, 2019Cite: “The Hooded Cabin / Arkitektværelset As” 09 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Construction:Boye og Waage & CoBuilding:Uvdal SnekkerbedriftCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marte GarmannRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. A weathered mountain top with a magnificent view and strict building regulation determined Arkitektværelset’s design of this secluded cabin. The high altitude mountain area of Imingfjell, Norway, is beautiful, but weathered and windblown. It also has rather strict building regulations. Cabins are to have sectioned windows, standing wood paneling, 22-27 degrees gabled roofs, and triple bargeboards.Save this picture!© Marte Garmann«Limitations are the mother of all playful creativity, and in this case, it really became a goal to try to create within the boundaries,» says head architect Grethe Løland of Norwegian studio Arkitektværelset. The plot for the cabin is situated at an altitude of 1125m, within an area exposed to avalanche danger. A more detailed analysis, however, showed that it was securely outside the danger zone. «We kept the original idea of a «protecting hood», from the initial project sketches, says Løland.Save this picture!© Marte GarmannThe ore pine roof protects the «eyes» of the cabin in the front, and prevents rain to dribble down the main entrance in the cabin’s «neck». The hoodie thus has obvious practical functions, but at the same time, the contrast between the angled pine paneling and the black painted cabin body creates a strong geometric form. «The building becomes an understated iconic sculpture in an area that most cabins look alike, and our clients really liked its form,» says Løland.Save this picture!© Marte GarmannSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Marte GarmannTheir clients had commissioned a robust and efficient little cabin oriented towards the view over the lake. The panoramic, divided corner windows and large sliding doors in the front, bring the nature close into the kitchen and living room. Inside, oak flooring and paneling also reflects the natural colors from the surroundings. In the back of the cabin, there is a master bedroom, bathroom and a sauna that ingeniously doubles as a guest room. Above the rooms there is an open attic that offers sleeping space for 8 people.Save this picture!© Marte GarmannProject gallerySee allShow lessBoston Startup Spaceus Brings Pop-Up Energy to Vacant StorefrontsArchitecture NewsCraft Urban Ramp Creil / Espace LibreSelected Projects Share CopyCabins & Lodges, Houses•Norway Manufacturers: HTH, Svenneby Sag og Høvleri, Timberwise, Sigvartsen Steinindustri The Hooded Cabin / Arkitektværelset AsSave this projectSaveThe Hooded Cabin / Arkitektværelset As Photographs: Marte Garmann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Grethe Løland Cabins & Lodges ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910981/the-hooded-cabin-arkitektaerelset-as Clipboard Year: last_img read more

Las Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

first_img Projects Photographs 2020 Mexico ArchDaily Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Las Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos AsociadosSave this projectSaveLas Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944623/las-golondrinas-house-ppaa-perez-palacios-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard CopyAbout this officePPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos AsociadosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle De BravoOn FacebookMexicoPublished on July 29, 2020Cite: “Las Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados” [Casa Las Golondrinas / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados] 29 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944623/las-golondrinas-house-ppaa-perez-palacios-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Photographs: Rafael GamoTeam:Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Christopher Torres, Jesús García, Camila UreñaCity:Valle de BravoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Las Golondrinas is locaed in Peña Blanca, Valle de Bravo, State of México.The project takes place in the upper part of a plot, leaving the surrounding nature intact and opening up to the views of the mountains.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe house is thought as a retirement home, a place of disconnection and rest where at the same time they can spend long periods out of town.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Save this picture!© Rafael GamoTaking into account that the house was designed for a large family and with guests, we wanted the house to have privacy and views as a priority.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe house is organized into three independent volumes housed within a large sloping roof, the space between these three volumes generates a covered terrace that becomes the social place during the day.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoEach volume responds to a function and part of the program, in one block are the room, in another the social part and in another the kitchen and services. The communication between these is done through covered and semi-open corridors part of this large roof that also works as a covered terrace in each of the parts and as a space between interior and exterior.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessIndustry & Leisure Multifunctional Spaces / Gustav DüsingSelected ProjectsPanel Discussion: Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of VirginiaPanel Discussion Share Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 37Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses “COPY” Year: CopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico Las Golondrinas House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociadoslast_img read more

Steel Stacks House / Hybrid

first_imgCopyHouses•Seattle, United States Save this picture!© Rafael Soldi+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Hybrid Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952676/steel-stacks-house-hybrid Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs: Rafael Soldi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952676/steel-stacks-house-hybrid Clipboard United States “COPY” Photographs Steel Stacks House / HybridSave this projectSaveSteel Stacks House / Hybridcenter_img Projects Year: 2020 Manufacturers: Color Cord, Corten.com, Ritchlite, Stile and Rail, WAC LightingDesign Lead:Robert HumbleProject Designer:Thomas GesslinInterior / Spec:Alex HerbigConstruction:Hybrid AssemblyKitchen Design:Akkarawin ValinluckLandscape:Glenn TakagiEngineering:Malsam TrangCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael SoldiRecommended ProductsEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. A Townhome You’d Actually Like to Live In: Cor-ten Clad, Bright, and Private. On a commercial lot, an existing, single-story building was in disarray and disrepair. Seattle-based Hybrid was approached by the owner to partner on a redevelopment plan to tap into the lot’s high potential– creating four spacious homes, each with a flex space for extra income or living space. These are not your average townhomes; with a striking corten exterior and close connection to a new cafe, the homes were designed to stand out while rooting into the street and neighborhood. In addition to the flex space, Steel Stacks offers a private yard, tall ceilings, lots of light, and a spacious, enclosed rooftop deck, or skyroom.Save this picture!© Rafael SoldiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Rafael SoldiSeattle is experiencing urban flight–prospective homeowners attracted to the elements of suburban living like front porches, back yards, and more room and light are leaving the city’s core. The team heard a challenge: Provide these elements in the urban context. With Steel Stacks, give homeowners the living experience they seek and deserve. Keep them here, rooted in the city they know, which knows them, to which they add character and a story. Overlapping are cost concerns–what can a middle-class income buy me anymore? Is it worth it? Steel Stacks serves as an example of how market-rate development, too, can be built well and cost-effective, offering an option within reach to young professionals and creatives, avoiding displacement and providing a flexible design to accomodate living here for a long time to come.Save this picture!© Rafael SoldiRealizing this project, Hybrid made several key moves–none of them perhaps more visible than the corten cladding seen on the exterior of the homes. Robert Humble, Principal of Hybrid: “We like to employ honest materials that can age gracefully and provide a striking contrast to the standard ‘hardi party’ found on most Seattle townhouse projects. The corten will never need to be repainted and reflects the commercial character of the site.” Steel Stacks is just half a mile away from the Nucor steel plant that informs the neighborhoods’ history and development. Romanticising and rooting in the industrial, Steel Stacks honors the past. At Nucor, steel is recycled and turned into rebar–in Steel Stacks, the material is translated into a lofted home full of opportunities and quirks unique only to the commercially zoned context.Save this picture!© Rafael SoldiThe team celebrated roof water collection with enlarged scupper boxes and routed the downspouts to a continuous bioretention planter at the base of the building. This planter creates a vegetated mote that is crossed by a timber bridge to access the front door–a very Pacific Northwest vignette. Inside, the team opted for a reverse floor plan, placing the living room at the top of the home allowing for light, views and ready access to the enveloped rooftop deck. South-facing window walls bring light deep into the homes, with the front two and rear two units staggered to allow for corner windows to look out to the front and back of the site. Two bedrooms and a large shared bath occupy the middle level, with the lowest level comprising the “flex space” that can serve as an AirBnB, home office or master bedroom. The rooftop deck, or skyroom, incorporates full 10’ parapet walls with framed openings to provide exterior rooftop privacy and create a true exterior room. Outdoor string lights will create a virtual “ceiling” to the skyroom.Save this picture!© Rafael SoldiRobert Humble, Principal: “We take pride in our spatial and material experimentation and feel there is no other townhouse in Seattle that looks anything like this one. Plus, the ground-level flex spaces allow the building to change over time as the needs of its occupants evolve, addressing issues such as housing affordability, displacement and density.” Thoughtfully designed for people who value design and community connection, Steel Stacks embodies a central Hybrid ambition: creating beautiful density. By partnering with the original property owner, Hybrid is providing access to equity to existing residents, resulting not in displacement but growth–a vision for a rapidly gentrifying city that’s easy to get behind.Save this picture!© Rafael SoldiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Well House Boutique Hotel / ATLASSelected ProjectsJP Lab / XU StudioSelected Projects Share Steel Stacks House / Hybrid Houses Area: 6600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHybridOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on December 09, 2020Cite: “Steel Stacks House / Hybrid” 08 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西雅图钢构小屋 / Hybrid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

Early lottery grants for South African charities

18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Early lottery grants for South African charities Charities in South Africa facing financial difficulties due to the country’s national lottery could receive early grants from the National Lottery Board. Charities which had relied on their own lotteries to raise funds would have to provide financial statements to justify their claims.Read Early lottery payouts will be made to charities facing closure at Business Day. Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 16 September 2000 | News read more

Canons choose BHF as national charity partner

first_imgAll Cannons and Courtneys centres will be actively involved in the BHF’s national campaigns, such as Heart Week in June, and will organise their own events locally. With the support of the BHF educational materials and research, they will encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of exercise and healthy eating. Additionally, employees will be encouraged to donate through payroll giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Canons choose BHF as national charity partner Canons Group, the health and fitness company, has selected the British Heart Foundation as its national charity partner.Fifty one Cannons Health and Fitness Clubs and nine Courtneys Leisure Centres across the UK hope to raise at least £1,000 each in the first year of the partnership. A team of staff and members is already in training for running the Flora London Marathon on behalf of the heart charity.To kick-start the relationship Cannons and Courtneys are running a guest pass promotion throughout all weekends in April. Each of the 165,000 members can treat a friend or relative to a day of health and fitness at a discounted rate of £5, which will be donated to the BHF. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 March 2004 | News 17 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

Lloyds Banking Group chooses BBC Children in Need as charity of the year

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Lloyds Banking Group chooses BBC Children in Need as charity of the year “We are very proud to announce that our existing partnership with BBC Children in Need will expand to also become our Charity of the Year for the next two years. I have no doubt that colleagues across the whole of Lloyds Banking Group will continue to play a key part in our commitment to helping Britain prosper, by giving up their time to help raise millions in much needed funds to help children and young people across the UK to reach their potential.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds Banking Group has chosen BBC Children in Need as its official Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016. It aims to raise at least £2 million each year for the charity via its offices and branches across the UK. The Group is already the charity’s first Principal Partner and its exclusive fundraising partner in schools.The Group has also committed to raising £12 million through staff fundraising for its charities of the year by 2020. It has a good track record: its recent partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland raised over £6 million during 2013 and 2014.Bear NecessitiesFundraising is already underway, focusing on New Year resolutions. Staff are inviting each other to give up a ‘Bear Necessity’ for a day, a week or a month and donate the money saved to BBC Children in Need. This could involve coffee, chocolate or alcohol, or perhaps giving up the car and cycling to work.Staff are also preparing bake sales and dress down days. A network of colleague volunteer champions will encourage their colleagues in their fundraising efforts and help raise as much as possible for the charity.Exclusive Partner in SchoolsStaff are also being encouraged to volunteer their time to support local schools’ BBC Children in Need fundraising efforts. The Group aims to deliver one million volunteer hours by 2015, and a total of 2.3 million hours by 2020.Graham Lindsay, Director, Responsible Business and Community Affairs at Lloyds Banking Group said: Advertisementcenter_img 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. 41 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 January 2015 | Newslast_img read more

Professional athletes speak out, take a stand against bigotry

first_imgMichael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick talk together after a game between their opposing teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco Forty-Niners.The ongoing uprising in the streets against the Trump presidency continues to galvanize various sectors of U.S. society, including sports and mass culture, not always known for social activism. For instance, National Basketball Association coaches Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr and Stan Van Gundy, all white, have been the most outspoken critics among their peers of Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant, misogynistic views, even more since Trump’s win on Nov. 8. All three of their teams — the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons, respectively — have majority African-American and non-U.S.-born players.When Kevin Plank, the CEO of the multibillion-dollar sport corporation Under Armour, attended a Feb. 7 business meeting at the White House with Trump and then commented that Trump was an “asset” to the country, Stephen Curry, the NBA’s reigning most valuable player, who has one of UA’s biggest sponsorship deals, took issue with Plank’s statement. When asked by the San Jose Mercury News to respond to Plank’s “asset” view of Trump, Curry, who is African-American, answered, “I agree with that description, if you remove the ‘et.’” (Feb. 9)Soon afterwards, Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, criticized Plank’s statement. Copeland also has a UA line of workout clothing.Plank’s connection with Trump and the rebuttals from Curry and Copeland helped to spark a firestorm on Twitter with #boycottUnderArmour. Plank then attempted to distance himself from Trump by saying that he didn’t agree with Trump’s “social views.”Neither Curry nor Copeland backed down from their stance. Curry, who is under contract with UA until 2024, went on to say, “There is no amount of money, there is no platform I wouldn’t jump off, if it wasn’t in line with who I am.” (New York Times, Feb. 8)Praising his players for speaking out on social issues, Kerr, Curry’s coach, has publicly supported the activism currently taking place around the country, especially those protesting attacks on Muslims.Boycotting the White HouseSince the 1920s, sports teams that have won national championships, whether amateur or professional, have visited the White House for a photo-op with the current president. Rarely has there been a time when groups of players from championship teams boycotted these visits based on openly opposing political views. That is, until now.Six members of the New England Patriots, who recently won Super Bowl LI, stated they will boycott going to the White House to celebrate their victory with Trump. The six players are Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, Dont’a Hightower, Alan Branch, LeGarrette Blount and Chris Long. Bennett is the brother of Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, who recently refused to go to Israel with other players out of concern for the plight of Palestinians.McCourty stated on Feb. 6, the day after winning the Super Bowl, “I don’t feel accepted in the White House.” He added, “With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices, I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.” (www.bet.com, Feb. 10)Long is the only white player to refuse to meet Trump, the other five being African American. In fact, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started his protest against systemic racism and oppression last fall by kneeling during the national anthem, Long came out in support of Kaepernick’s position, the only white NFL player to do so.The fact that these six Patriots have taken such a principled position against Trump is significant since Patriots owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have maintained personal relations with Trump in the past, and continue to do so.The ongoing mass protest against Trump and everything he stands for will continue to motivate more and more athletes, whether high profile or not, to become more and more socially conscious and active.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more