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Kakuzi Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgKakuzi Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Kakuzi Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kakuzi Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kakuzi Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileKakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples. Its forestry division produces a range of timber products which include poles, fencing posts, gates, planting boxes, trellises, doors and door frames and heat-treated pallets. Kakuzi Limited also has interests in livestock farming; primarily beef and dairy cattle. Its livestock operation offers a cattle breeding and management service and overseas the production and sale of halaal beef, offal, hides, manure and hay. Kakuzi Limited has operations in the United Kingdom and regions in Europe. Kakuzi Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc (United Kingdom) and its head office is in Thika, Kenya. Kakuzi Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Best rugby shirts for women 2021

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The best rugby shirts for women to wear when you’re cheering on their team this year, or strapping on some boots and crossing the whitewash yourself What’s not entirely clear is why Macron has decided to make the women’s ‘pro’ version different to the mens – instead of a full-size main sponsor, they’ve opted for a scaled down version which isn’t like what either the women or the men’s teams wear. While some will appreciate the scaled down on-jersey advert, it’s still an odd choice. Buy from Lovell Rugby for £70Canterbury British & Irish Lions 2021 Women’s Pro ShirtCredit: Lions Rugby+ Striking ‘shard lion’ graphic on shoulders+ Replica of Lions Test jersey+ Made of 100% recycled polyesterWhile the Women’s Lions is still a concept that has bafflingly not been created, female fans can still cheer on the men’s team in South Africa next summer in a pretty spot-on replica of the Test jersey courtesy of Canterbury. The shirt features a variety of interesting features including a ‘shard lion’ graphic on both shoulders, ‘SA 2020’ embroidered logo, unique low-profile collar design and from an environmental perspective, it’s also made of 100% recycled polyester, which is a nice touch. Buy from England Rugby Store for £75Umbro Women’s England Rugby Classic Home Jersey 2020/21Credit: Umbro+ Classic long-sleeve look+ Old-school open-necked collar+ Similar look to the on-field jerseyWhile polyester on-field jerseys are cool if you’re playing, many of us prefer something a bit less ‘pro’ for general use, and that’s where we can take a step back in time for a more old-school looking ‘classic’ design. This England version offers long sleeves and an open-necked folding collar like the old pre-2003 jerseys of yore would sport, but with a vibe that’s very similar to the on-field design that Umbro’s created for the team. Buy from England Rugby Store for £55Gilbert Women’s Barbarians Players Edition Rugby ShirtCredit: Sports Direct+ Iconic hooped design+ Authentic on-field look+ BaBaas values sleeve detailThe Barbarians concept is one of the most unique and wonderful things about rugby union, and the invitational side’s swashbuckling style made a  long overdue leap to the women’s game for the first time in 2017. The BaBaas are currently supplied by Gilbert and this replica jersey brings a modern twist on the classic Barbarians hooped design – a lovely touch is the legend, ‘Flair, Courage, Spirit, Passion’ on the sleeves. The Barbarians ethos in a nutshell. Buy from Sports Direct for £52.99Canterbury Ospreys Women Vapodri Pro Home Shirt 2020/21Credit: Canterbury+ ‘Warped’ mask pattern+ Stretch fabrics on underarms and sleeves for increased movement+ Asymmetrical silver and green accentsWhile women’s jerseys are widely available for Test teams, finding jerseys for domestic teams isn’t always as easy – which is why it’s nice to see this jersey for Welsh region the Ospreys being more widely available than many. An identical design to that worn by Alun Wyn Jones and company as well as the Welsh champion Ospreys Women’s team, this shirt features a striking ‘warped mask’ graphic on the body, and very fetching silver and mint green accents on the collar. Buy from Canterbury for £65 Best rugby shirts for women 2021There was a time not too long ago when women’s rugby shirts were something of a misnomer, and female fans who wanted to support their teams or even those who wanted to get involved and play the game themselves had little choice but to don a men’s jersey and put up with a fit that was less than ideal. Even if women’s jerseys were available, they were often best described as ‘fashion’ items that bore a passing resemblance to the real thing, and often featured exaggerated necklines that were rightly lambasted by fans and players alike. Thankfully, things have improved dramatically in recent years – with the growth of women’s rugby at grass-roots level, and the increasingly popularity and profile of the women’s international game, and more and more unions giving pro contracts to their female players, the demand has clearly been demonstrated and makers have responded by producing a wider and more pitch-ready range of shirts for women to choose from. It’s not all perfect – women’s replica shirts are not always the easiest things to find at club level, for example, and if you’re looking for genuine, professional replica match jerseys you’ll also be out of luck as they aren’t really made. The other issue is that by and large the jerseys are replicas of the men’s team designs as opposed to the women’s international sides – so if you’re after a Black Ferns jersey instead of an All Blacks one, they’re very hard to find. The good news is that many current women’s teams jerseys have identical looks and sponsors to their male counterpart, and there’s without doubt a wider selection of replica and more casual jerseys than ever before. Here’s our pick of the best rugby shirts for women.Best rugby shirts for women 2021Umbro Women’s England Rugby Home Replica Jersey 2020/21Credit: Umbro+ Looks very similar to version worn by the pros+ Ergonomic panels for extra comfort+ Multi-layered tonal pattern on body England’s double Grand Slam winners finished off their triumphant 2020 campaign by debuting their new home jersey created by kit supplier Umbro. The jersey itself is identical to the men’s shirt, complete with multi-layered pattern that adds depth to the classic England look. Buy from Umbro for £70Buy from England Rugby Store £70Buy from Sports Direct for £69.99Canterbury Ireland Women Home Pro Jersey 2020/21Credit: Canterbury+ Replica of Ireland Women’s on-field jersey+ Vapodri fabric offers excellent moisture wicking+ Low-profile crossover collar for performance fitAs mentioned above, it’s rare to see women’s jerseys that are bespoke replicas of the shirts worn by the actual women’s pro teams, but the Ireland jersey is a notable exception. Otherwise identical to the men’s jersey, including the striking black and green pattern on the body, this shirt’s main difference to the men’s jersey is the different shirt sponsor, Aon. Still, it’s a welcome move for the IRFU and Canterbury. Buy from Canterbury for £70Macron Wales Home Shirt 2020/2021 LadiesCredit: Macron+ Dragon motif and hexagonal pattern just like pro shirt+ WRU ‘shield’ badge just like Test jerseys+ Relaxed fit compared to Test designAnother team with a new kit supplier for 2020/21, Wales ended their 12-year association with Under Armour over the summer, and have switched to Italian brand Macron in a seven-year deal. The new shirt drew comparisons with Liverpool’s current home shirt, and as with England the women’s and men’s on-field are identical and share all the same sponsors, so whether you’re cheering on Wales’ women or men, this shirt will fit the bill. Buy from Sports Direct for £69.99Buy from Lovell Rugby for £70Adidas New Zealand 2019/20 Women’s Home ShirtCredit: Adidas+ Reduced seams for extra comfort+ Low profile crew neck fit for all shapes and sizes+ Classic black jersey with white collarThe continued difficulty in being able to source a Black Ferns jersey, even in New Zealand, has been rightfully criticised by fans for some time, but if you’re happy wearing a replica of the iconic All Blacks jersey instead, then this is a very ‘pro’ example. With ‘seamless technology’ designed to maximise comfort, a raw elastic low-profile collar and ‘triaxle’ pattern across the front this is one of the most game-ready replicas you can get. Buy from Adidas for £54.95Buy from Pro:Direct Rugby for £36Macron Scotland 2020/21 Ladies Home ShirtCredit: Macron+ Gold touches celebrate first international match+ Tartan pattern on lower back+ Modern take on classic collarMacron and Scotland have been together since 2013, and in that time the brand has provided the men in blue with some of the most ‘classic’ looking Test designs that we’ve seen in many a year, and the 2020/21 version is no exception.  LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Archbishop of Cape Town leads 1000 in procession of witness

first_imgArchbishop of Cape Town leads 1000 in procession of witness Event kick-starts ’16 Days of Activism’ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Africa, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba on Nov. 25 led one thousand people in a Procession of Witness to kick-start South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children.Through joining the act of public witness — from Keizersgracht Square to St. Georges Cathedral, Cape Town — Makgoba underlined his backing for the annual, government-supported campaign.The international theme for 2012 is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. Makgoba is firmly committed to increasing awareness of abuse and to developing effective support for victims and survivors of abuse, according to a press release from HOPE Africa, the social development department of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town.Makgoba invited men, women and young people, representatives of business, government, NGOs, religious leaders and members of the media to join him in the procession of witness. “The Anglican Church of Southern Africa recognizes that not all men are abusers, and therefore warmly invites these men to stand up and be counted, and to join in sending a strong message to abusers out there, saying ‘Not in our name,’” the press release said.The Procession of Witness was followed by a service at St. George’s Cathedral to celebrate the Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Anglicans ACT Vision. The Procession of Witness highlights two of the eight priority areas of the vision, namely Women and Gender and The Protection and Nurturing of Children and Young People. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Tags By ENS staffPosted Nov 26, 2012 Submit an Event 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 Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Kinosaki Residence / PUDDLE

first_img Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePUDDLEOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on November 04, 2016Cite: “Kinosaki Residence / PUDDLE” 03 Nov 2016. 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 “COPY” Kinosaki Residence / PUDDLE Kinosaki Residence / PUDDLESave this projectSaveKinosaki Residence / PUDDLE CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:   Takumi Ota Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, PS groupText:Masaki KatoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The Harmony between Architecture and Belongings across Time: A Former “Kenban” Turned Into a Home Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!© Takumi OtaKinosaki Onsen, located in Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the leading onsen areas in Japan, with a history of over 1300 years. Just a short path in from the main street of this onsen city is a small stream, along which stands a former “kenban” (a place for geisha performers from the onsen to gather). Built 50 years ago, and surrounded by a bamboo forest, we converted/renovated this building into a residence. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe owner, who is originally from Hyogo Prefecture returned back to his hometown from Tokyo, and because of his friendly and caring nature, friends and acquaintances – from both near and far – often visit to have heart-to-heart conversations, or to talk about common interests, such as art. We thought it would be a perfect reflection of their personality to design the kitchen at the center, to be used as the main area for such discussions. And with a vast collection of treasured belongings (furniture, art, clothing, and other furnishings), we wanted these to surround the kitchen – this is the point from which we started our design work.  Save this picture!SectionIt also helped that I know the owner personally and consider him a good friend, so we are familiar with his collection and it’s importance to him and his family. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe dynamic elements of the third floor include the kitchen at its center, two dining areas, a slightly raised living area designed on a former performance stage, and a studio for the owner’s wife – who is a manga artist – all in balance with one another in the warm, open space. A large beam made of chevron-shaped boards, which is part of the existing structure, surrounds this entire space. We only discovered this beautiful beam structure after deconstructing the ceiling, and to be able to expose it for the first time in 50 years was a very exciting detail to add. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaFinding the balance between these modest, yet important elements – an existing structural beam and the owner’s personal belongings – was crucial.  To find a way to privilege and acknowledge both, highly influenced all the design details of the entire space. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaOne example is the choice of flooring – its width and coloring. And another example is that we avoided the use of white for any paint coating, but instead, selected four different tones of gray. The effect we were aiming for was to accentuate the existence of the beam structure, and at the same time, to give the entire space a sense of depth. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaIn contrast, the second floor was designed to have a more passive function, with the entrance, bathroom, and bedrooms at its center. The entrance is purposely located on this floor in order to give a sense of anticipation towards the floor above. Save this picture!Plan 1Because of the bamboo forest surrounding this residence, we needed to consider the problem of humidity. Thus, for the master bedroom, we decided to use diatomite earth from Hokkaido as the finish for the walls and ceiling, as this material has natural humidity adjustment properties. Save this picture!© Takumi OtaAnd whilst decision to use diatomite earth was of course to solve the humidity problem, there was an additional, more meaningful reason for this decision.  The construction company for this project is operated by the owner’s high school friend. The company first started as a small team of skilled plasterers, so we were very much interested in incorporating their skills in our design. So, like the finish to the master bedroom, the second floor consists of many other areas with a “plastering” type finish (by coating). The bathroom sink, for example, adopts this concept of “coating”, by finishing the veneer with a thin layer of FRP resin, applied at the hands of a skilled plasterer. Save this picture!Plan 2Finally, the ground floor is currently left untouched after deconstruction, exposing its skeleton structure. This space will remain in this state, free to be designed and used in any which way, as the owner continues to meet new people, and encounter new things with which to fill this space, in the near future and for a long time to come.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow less”Lost Utopias” Photographed by Jade DoskowArchitecture BooksTagore 8 / SCDA ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Photographs Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  276 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: PUDDLE Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Japanlast_img read more

The Tate Gallery shop raises £8000 online in 18 months

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The Tate, however, is of course sitting on a great opportunity. The opening of the Bankside Tate Gallery will focus global attention on the Gallery, and its online shop could benefit considerably.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 October 1999 | News In this month’s Revolution Daryll Adler compares the online income generation experiences of the UK’s Tate Gallery and the US Museum of Modern Art. The Tate online shop has raised “little more than around £8,000 in revenue,” whereas MoMA confirms that its Web shop “has generated sales comfortably into six figures in the 10 months it has been running.”It is a fair comparison in traffic terms. Both sites attract between 120,000 and 150,000 visitors a month. However, the sites sell significantly different items, with the Tate offering low-cost postcards and catalogues, and MoMA selling high ticket designer goods.The drive behind both sites is also very different. The government-funded Tate is unlikely to invest further until the £25,000 investment into image digitisation has been covered. The Tate didn’t plan to launch the shop so soon, only doing so in the face of visitor demand. MoMA on the other hand expect the site to bring in $1 million in the next year. They are adding 50 new lines every week, and are looking for online partners to help generate traffic. Advertisement The Tate Gallery shop raises £8000 online in 18 months read more

BHF offers online love poem e-card

first_imgWhen the card is completed, users have the option to donate money to the BHF and they can also order a Real Valentine Campaign fundraising pack.The personalised card is then sent by e-mail and the recipient hears the message read out by a sound-alike celebrity of their admirer’s choice, such as Robbie Williams, Barbara Windsor or Eminem. They too then have the option to send their own love poem and donate to the charity.The original idea came from from the BHF’s own Web team. The BHF’s online manager Bertrand Bosredon said: “The British Heart Foundation is producing an alternative card-making kit for Valentine’s Day and we wanted to complement that with an online version.“Normal e-cards are a bit old hat now and people are looking for something a bit more original at this time of year, so we decided to make it interactive, multi-media and fun. I’ve already sent one to my mum and she loved it!”The poem generator was designed for the BHF using Flash software and impersonators were used for the celebrity sound-alikes.The online card is amusing and offers a wide choice of words which can be inserted into your personalised message. However, it does require you to come up with your own message, so might put some people off. Some ready-made examples might have helped boost the number of people using the service. Also, the “donate” button that appeared on the page which asked you to send the e-card felt misplaced. One is not likely to have gone through the effort of making the card and then head off to make a donation. The point at which to make a donation is straight after the card has been sent. BHF do of course include a prominent message at this stage, although interestingly they use a “click here” graphical button, rather than “donate”. The British Heart Foundation is encouraging lovers to send one of their “interactive e-cards” this Valentine’s Day and raise funds for the charity. The e-cards, on receipt, are ‘read out’ by a sound-alike celebrity of their admirer’s choice.The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is this year offering an amusing online element to its Real Valentine Campaign to “mend real broken hearts.” The charity believes it’s taking the standard charity e-card a stage further.BHF is encouraging romantics to visit its Real Valentine Campaign microsite and craft their own poetic ditty to their loved one. They can choose from a wide range of words to follow the traditional lines, “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue”, with their own touching, soppy or funny verse. Advertisement BHF offers online love poem e-card About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropycenter_img Howard Lake | 11 February 2004 | News  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Captain Tom breaks records & fundraisers raise millions on JustGiving for Covid-19 causes

first_imgCaptain Tom breaks records & fundraisers raise millions on JustGiving for Covid-19 causes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: COVID-19 Justgiving About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  880 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 16 April 2020 | News  879 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Captain Tom Moore has now completed his 100th lap of his back garden, raising over £12 million for NHS Charities Together.It is the largest total raised on JustGiving to date, and also breaks the record for the fastest growing campaign on the platform. To celebrate reaching the £10 million milestone, and the completion of his 100 Laps Challenge, Blackbaud, JustGiving’s parent company, has also donated £100,000 to NHS Charities Together through Captain Tom’s campaign – the largest donation JustGiving has ever made.Many other fundraisers have also helped to raise millions of pounds for COVID-19 causes on JustGiving so far.Pascale Harvie, President & GM of Blackbaud’s operations in Europe including JustGiving, said:“We have been overwhelmed by the response from the British public to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of fundraisers have turned to JustGiving to raise millions of pounds for a number of good causes to help tackle this crisis. Whether they’ve run marathons in their gardens, cycled the distance of the Tour de France in their living rooms or donated their commute, we have been inspired by each and every one of those who have helped during this global emergency.”Private individual appeals have included James Campbell and Keith Clarke who have both run marathons in their gardens, raising over £33,000 between them for NHS Charities Together and The Intensive Care Society in separate appeals,Laura Jones’s challenge, which saw 114,000 people all over the world take part in a virtual F.R.I.E.N.D.S quiz followed by a Disney quiz the following week to raise over £118,000 for NHS Charities Together, and ‘Barrython’, who ran a 12-hour livestream of workouts, also to support NHS Charities Together, raising over £37,000.A number of celebrities have also helped raise thousands of pounds by launching appeals with charities. Star of Homeland Damian Lewis, his wife actress Helen McRory and their friend, star of Little Britain Matt Lucas, teamed up with restaurant chain LEON to launch an appeal to help feed NHS staff, raising over £1m.Others have included Gary Lineker, who has launched the British Red Cross Coronavirus Response appeal, kickstarting it with a £140,000 donation, while UK comedians have come together to raise £83,000 for the NextUp appeal. Lee Mack and Richard Herring both donated £10,000 each to the appeal, with £5,000 each from Sara Pascoe and Adam Kay and large donations both anonymously and from comedians including Dawn French, Tom Rosenthal, Al Murray, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman, Robert Webb and Geoff Norcott.Lots of charities are also raising funds on JustGiving. The NHS Charities Together appeal on the platform has so far raised over £15m. The Children’s Society has also launched an Emergency Coronavirus Appeal to help thousands of vulnerable children. This has so far raised over £53,000 while Transforming Lives for Good’s Urgent Coronavirus Appeal to provide emergency care packages to children in desperate need whose families struggle financially to feed them has raised over £30,000.A number of businesses have launched appeals. The PRS Foundation teamed up with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project to help alleviate hardship through grants for people working in the music industry. Spotify is matching donations pound-for-pound and with over £11,000 raised on their appeal, the total stands at more than £22,000. The Sunday Times has relaunched its 2019 Christmas Appeal to raise funds for the Education Endowment Fund (EEF).Leyton Orient Football Club launched the Ultimate Quaran-Team FIFA Tournament, pitting football fans against each other on FIFA raising over £57,000 for English Football League clubs and mental health charity MIND. The National Videogame Museum have launched an emergency appeal to save the museum from closure during the lockdown as they struggle with a prolonged shutdown, so far raising over £33,000.last_img read more

Photographer beaten up by gendarmes, heavy damages award against newspaper

first_img Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension August 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer beaten up by gendarmes, heavy damages award against newspaper News TogoAfrica Organisation News TogoAfrica Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of violence by gendarmes to detain newspaper photographer Didier Ledoux today outside the main Lomé lawcourts, where defamation actions were being heard against two newspapers. The incident came just two weeks after a French military adviser, Lt. Col. Romuald Letondot, threatened Ledoux during a demonstration.“It is deplorable that Didier Ledoux has been the victim of violence by Togolese gendarmes just two weeks after being accosted and threatened by a French army officer,” Reporters Without Borders. “We urge the authorities to stop treating journalists as enemies. All Ledoux did was photograph a public building. Is it necessary to point out that this was a normal part of his work as a journalist?” Yesterday’s incident occurred shortly after Ledoux, who works for the weekly Liberté Hebdo, left the lawcourts to take a photocopy of a summons that a newspaper had received.“As I returned, I look a photo of a corner of the lawcourt building to illustrate my article, as did a cameraman who was with me,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “As I was about to re-enter the building, one of the gendarmes shouted at me and tried to drag me over to their vehicle to tell me something.”It emerged that the gendarmes wanted to delete the photo he had just taken because they thought they were in it. They dragged him to one of their Toyota 4WD vehicles, gave him a beating, forced him into the vehicle and set off with him for the nearby gendarmerie barracks in the centre of Lomé. “They hit me in the neck and the ribs and pushed me under a bench seat,” he said. “In the car, they told me they had regarded me as a ‘piece of shit’ since 2007.”Within minutes of his arrest, the Union of Independent Journalists of Togo (UJIT) and the Committee of Newspaper Owners had telephoned the head of the gendarmerie, who immediately promised to have Ledoux released. Ledoux reappeared at the lawcourts half an hour later. “They released me just before arriving at the gendarmerie barracks,” he said. “They did not take my camera and did not demand the offending photo.” He added that during the incident he received injuries which have been examined by a doctor. He is awaiting the results of tests.Read the Reporters Without Borders release in French on the 10 August incident in Lomé involving Ledoux and the French military adviser .Shortly before Ledoux’s arrest today, the Benin-based regional fortnightly Tribune d’Afrique was ordered to pay 60 million CFA francs (90,000 euros) in damages to Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé’s half-brother, Mey Gnassingbé, for accusing him of involvement in drug-trafficking The court also banned Tribune d’Afrique from sale in Togo and fined it an additional 3 million CFA francs on charges of defamation and disseminating false information. The newspaper said it would appeal. The offending article was headlined: “Drug-trafficking at the top. Togo involved. Mey Gnassingbé named.”In today’s other case, President Gnassingbé is suing the weekly L’Indépendant-Express for 100 million CFA francs (150,000 euros) in damages for reporting in its 22 June issue that he and the former captain of the national soccer team, Emmanuel Adebayor, were disputing the favours of Miss Togo 2004. The case was adjourned until 29 September.center_img News Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures Follow the news on Togo Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says March 8, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out more to go further September 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

UL Economist key to New Beginning

first_imgLinkedin Dr Kinsella was contacted by David Hall about finding a solution to what he described as a mammoth problem.“You just have to look at the figures to see that we have a colossal problem; 36,000 people have failed to make their mortgage payments for the past three months.“The Department of Social Welfare are also paying 17,000 monthly home supplement payments. These figures are masking huge stresses on society. WhatsApp Email Twitter Facebook Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL lecturer Dr Stephen Kinsella, has become the lead economist for a groundbreaking initiative which aims to protect people with mortgage arrears.Along with social entrepreneur David Hall, two barristers, Ross Maguire and Vincent P Martin, they have established New Beginning which will provide free legal representation to mortgage holders in trouble.center_img Print NewsLocal NewsUL Economist key to New BeginningBy admin – November 8, 2010 475 “The numbers are staggering… if one in four of these mortgages are defaulted on, that’s 9,000 loans, and if you valued each at €100,000, that’s almost €1 billion,” said the UL academic.Dr Kinsella said that test cases will be taken with the argument that the lending institutions breached their duty of care required in their 2006 Statutory code of practice.“2006, 2007 and 2008 were irrational times. In November 2010, the idea of giving someone a 105% mortgage based on 10 times their salary is crazy, but in 2006 it was the accepted norm”.The website received overwhelming demand on the first day it was launched.At present the scheme is operating in the Dublin area, but there is a strong possibility it will extend nationwide.“Twenty barristers have already offered their services pro bona. All offers of help and interest from people around the country can be directed through the website”.As primary economist for the project, Dr Kinsella will examine the wider economic implications.“I will research how this would unfold at a macroeconomics level. Will it damage the economy to the extent that we will need another NAMA? Or is it best to keep everybody on the hook?“It’s not simply a case of writing off the debt and charging it to the taxpayer”. Advertisement Previous articleBig Bang now Southill’s most famous sonNext articleMunster squad prepare for Australian challenge adminlast_img read more

With heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreak

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest A man plays an accordion in Codogno, northern Italy, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. The first case of locally spread COVID-19 in Europe was found in the small town of Codogno, Italy one year ago on February 21st, 2020. The next day the area became a red zone, locked down and cutoff from the rest of Italy with soldiers standing at roadblocks keeping anyone from entering of leaving. With heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreak WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Twitter Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News Previous articleWashington shuts down California late for 62-51 victoryNext articleSam Burns holds his own on a tough, windy day at Riviera Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more