Wednesday 5 January 2011 8:27 pm DEALS signed between Chinese and Spanish companies during the visit of Chinese vice premier Li Keqiang to Spain are expected to total $7.3bn (£4.7bn) by the time Li leaves today.The deals are said to cover 16 sectors, including telecoms, banking, energy, transport and agriculture.In one agreement, Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria announced that it will cooperate with China Development Bank during dealings in Latin America.There is also good news for Spanish exports, with China expected to sign up to import $29m’s worth of foodstuffs such as meat, olive oil and wine from the country.Li wrote in a Spanish newspaper earlier this week that China would also continue to be a long-term investor in Spain’s sovereign debt, prompting bond yields to fall. KCS-content China-Spain deals to be worth $7.3bn during visit Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Share whatsapp Tags: NULL
whatsapp WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Thursday 24 February 2011 9:04 pm Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ FINANCIAL TIMESAL-JAZEERA IN BATTLE FOR US COVERAGEAl Anstey, managing director of al-Jazeera English, entered Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters on Wednesday with four cardboard boxes. Inside were printouts of 13,000 e-mails the Doha-based news channel had received, urging the US cable company to carry its signal.EAST EUROPEAN MIGRANT NUMBERS BACK ON THE RISEThe number of eastern Europeans coming to work in the UK has risen for the first time in four years, exacerbating the problem facing David Cameron, prime minister, as he tries to cut yearly net migration to the “tens of thousands”. The 7 per cent increase in 2010 is because Latvians and Lithuanians are arriving in droves as they escape their countries’ bleak job markets.BA BITTEN IN WEB PROTEST OVER BED BUGSBritish Airways has become the latest airline to face a sophisticated internet protest after a passenger posted graphic photos of what she alleges was an “absolutely disgusting” attack of bed bugs on two recent international BA flights. Zane Selkirk, a 28-year-old Yahoo product manager from Los Angeles, has published her own website, www.ba-bites.com, to make people aware of what she alleges is BA’s “unhelpful and unfriendly” response to her complaints.APPLE, GOOGLE AND SPOTIFY RACE TO MUSIC MARKETThe digital music market is set to be shaken up as soon as this summer as Apple, Google and Spotify race to deliver new services that labels warily hope may reverse a decade of declining revenues. Each company is taking a slightly different approach with their new services, as the industry grapples with a slowdown in sales.THE TIMESDEMAND FOR NEWEST PHONES SEES RETURN OF OLD TARIFFThe British love of the most up-to-date smartphone has forced a return to old-style phone contracts because people want to replace their handsets more frequently. Vodafone and O2 will reintroduce 12-month contracts allowing customers to upgrade their handset every year if they pay a fee starting at about £100 for a new model.TATA SALE OF REDCAR STEEL PLANT SALVAGES 700 JOBSAn historic steelworks in Teesside has been sold to a Thai metals company, saving 700 jobs and potentially creating a further 800 in the North East. The Corus Teesside Cast Products (TCP) factory in Redcar, North Yorkshire, which has been mothballed for a year, was sold to Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI), for £291 million.The Daily TelegraphJPMORGAN RAISES $1BN TO INVEST IN SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIESJPMorgan has raised more than $1bn (£620m) for a fund to invest in social media companies, as it becomes the latest Wall Street bank seeking to tap a wave of interest from investors. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the JP Morgan Digital Growth Fund is a venture capital fund that has raised $1.2bn from investors. That eclipses an initial target of between $500m and $700m that the fund had reportedly set itself. GREENPEACE CAN BRING CASE AGAINST UK DEEPWATER OIL DRILLINGThe safety of deepwater drilling near the Shetland Islands, where BP, Total and Chevron operate, will be challenged in a landmark court case brought against the British Government.THE STREET JOURNALHUAWEI LOOKS TO LAY US SECURITY CONCERNS TO RESTHuawei Technologies Co. urged the U.S. to investigate the company, hoping to quash what the Chinese telecommunications manufacturer says are unsubstantiated suspicions that it poses a threat to U.S. national security. Friday’s roughly 2,000-word letter is Huawei’s highest-level public response to allegations that the company has ties to China’s government and military.DREAMWORKS PROFIT FALLS SHORTDreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.’s fourth-quarter earnings soared 96 per cent but the bottom line was skewed by a large one-time tax benefit. The movie studio said revenue jumped 42 per cent to $275.7 million but its gross margin slumped to 29.7 per cent from 41.4 per cent as costs jumped 70 per cent. KCS-content
It also claimed that 79% of respondents were classified as being at risk of, or already experiencing, gambling-related harm. This suggested a rate 10 times higher than the prevalence across the country’s population, according to a 2015 AGRC study, and five times the typical rate among Australian gamblers from that study. “This latest piece by AGRC uses responses from a small online survey to suggest that problem gambling boomed during COVID,” Jackson said. “Using a pool of research subjects where almost 80% are at-risk gamblers will never provide an accurate picture of gambling behaviour and automatically sets the survey up for skewed results. Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling Responsible gambling Email Address Operator association Responsible Wagering Australia has again criticised research that it says has created a “sensationalist view of gambling” as the country is affected by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), this time from the government-funded Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC). This marks the second time that RWA has spoken out against studies it believed to be sensationalist looking into gambling habits as the country was affected by Covid-19. In June, RWA said historical consumer credit data was being used to paint a picture of a spike in gambling during the pandemic, which it argued was inaccurate. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The 2,019 participants for the online survey were recruited via social media advertisements, e-news alerts and word of mouth, with those who completed the survey entered into a draw for a AUS$200 voucher. In addition, poll included telephone and video interviews with 10 individuals who worked in gambling research, regulation, policy and treatment. The study said these individuals mostly found the closure of retail venues as beneficial but expressed concern about the effects of reopening. Problem gambling “The inherent bias in the research subjects used in this study show how easily it is to create alarmist headlines.” “It’s deeply concerning that government-funded research draws on the opinions of ten anonymous individuals whose list of reforms literally involve ‘wishing’ for things to happen,” he said. “Australian researchers lead the way in responsible gambling research, and credible data must be a first step in any policy discussion.” It noted that one of these figures said, “I wish [venues including Pokies] would stay shut” because of anticipated effects of reopening. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Earlier this month, the AGRC published a study titled “Gambling in Australia during Covid-19”. The study included a survey of 2,019 gamblers and claimed that almost one in three survey participants signed up for a new online betting account during the Covid-19 pandemic. Of this number, one in 20 started gambling online, while people gambled more in general with the portion who gambled four times per week growing from 23% to 32%. Tags: Covid-19 Responsible gambling Australia RWA AGRC Australian Gambling Research Centre Studies Problem Gambling Jackson added that the level of problem gambling the study claimed to find “just doesn’t stack up as a reliable picture”. “Any incidence of gambling-related harm is a poor outcome for Australia,” he said. “It’s imperative that government, industry and academia alike commit to rigorous, evidence-based policy discussions. Responsible Wagering Australia chief executive Brent Jackson said the results themselves should be questionable enough to raise doubts over the methodology of the survey. Jackson said that, while it was important to recognise and fight any increases in gambling-related harm, this harm can only be measured through responsibly collected studies and tackled through policy based on sound evidence. Multiple reports in Australian media at the time claimed consumers had increased gambling under lockdown and raised questions about possible increases in problem gambling. However, Jackson said the increase was only a shift from some retail customers to online, and matched shifts seen in other industries with a large retail presence. Jackson criticised the lack of transparency provided by AGRC into who these participants were. 13th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Oceania Australia “A wish list is not a solid foundation for public policy, and it’s disappointing that such a skewed research design, supported by the opinions and wishes of ten anonymous individuals is being put forward as serious policy evidence. RWA slams “biased” Covid-19 gambling survey
Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) 2015 abridged results.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2020 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Virginia bishops pledge support to Salvadoran brothers and sisters Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Faith & Politics, (page 823 of The Book of Common Prayer)Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving spirit may so move every human heart, and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may lie injustice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Resources: Top 5 ways to take actionInterfaith Toolkit to Defend TPSCall and meet with your members of CongressFact Sheet: TPS Holders in Virginia Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal Diocese of Virginia] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Holy Scripture commands us over and over again to do the work of God by welcoming strangers and loving them as God loves them.This past week in our nation we have heard news that calls us to redouble our commitment to this work. On Monday, our President declared that some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, who have been in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) since earthquakes devastated parts of El Salvador in 2001, will lose protected status by September of 2019. With that change in status, they would have to be deported to a country that is not their home and that does not have the infrastructure to receive them.The Salvadoran men, women and children affected by this decision are not “other;” they are not all strangers to us. Instead, many hundreds are fellow Episcopalians, members of at least seven congregations in our Diocese. What happens to them affects us profoundly, because they are our brothers and sisters.To our Salvadoran members and friends, we your Bishops say that we stand with you. We honor the commitments you have made to our civic and church communities as you have raised families, worked hard, paid taxes and contributed positively to our society. And we promise that we will take whatever political actions we can to reverse this decision for your sake, as well as for the sake of the Haitian, Nicaraguan and Sudanese immigrants who have already lost protected status.To the other Episcopalians in our Diocese, we your Bishops ask you to join with us in conveying messages of hope and support to our Salvadoran neighbors, brothers and sisters, and to work for a just immigration policy that allows families to stay together.Attached to this letter are resources that give more information about TPS and about actions that we can take in response to this threat to our friends. Please read and share them as we strive to be obedient to God’s claim on our lives.Faithfully yours,The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. JohnstonThe Rt. Rev. Susan E. GoffThe Collect for Social Justice Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Latin America, Rector Martinsville, VA Donald Trump, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Temporary Protected Status Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Immigration Advocacy Toolkit from The Episcopal Church More Resources Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET On Twitter, use hashtag #SaveTPS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Jan 12, 2018 Tags Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Immigration, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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“COPY” Restauri Ancona Photographs: Giovanni Emilio Galanello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Private Apartment in Milan / untitled architecture Design Team:Bogdan Peric, Andrey Mikhalev, Stefano Floris, Evgenia SokolovaCity:MilanCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Giovanni Emilio GalanelloRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Kitchens – ValchromatText description provided by the architects. The apartment, located in the attic of an old residential building in Milan, was originally a small, compartmentalised, dark space. The project was designed in order to expand the interior space and change its perception by reshaping the existing geometry and increasing the amount of natural light. The layout of the apartment is based on a cruciform plan with four distinguished areas – kitchen, bathroom, living and working spaces, all gathered around the central element – the stainless steel column. The bedroom is located on the mezzanine floor, forming the unique geometrical block with the bathroom underneath.Save this picture!© Giovanni Emilio GalanelloVertical connection is provided by the semi-cylindrical stairs, composed of three simple elements: natural marble (featured in the first two independent steps), steel (the middle part of the stairs), and, finally, wood (the last two steps introducing the bedroom). The curved shape of the stairs creates vivid contrast with regard to the rigid geometry of the apartment, and it is supported by a light tubular element proportionally designed to emphasise the continuity of the interior space.Save this picture!AxoSave this picture!PlanDue to the size of the apartment, the build-in furniture is designed along the perimeter in order to, on one hand, leave as much free space as possible, and on the other, to provide the spatial continuity between different areas. The choice of materials is very neutral with the aim to highlight the irregular geometry of the apartment. Hence the main materials featured in this concept include the rough white plaster on the walls and ceiling, the oak flooring, and the light wooden furniture.Save this picture!© Giovanni Emilio GalanelloThe same materials constitute other existing surfaces of different kinds in order to provide the visual integrity: the oak counter top in the bathroom is made of flooring, and, similarly, the sliding door has been manufactured from the same type of wood used for the furniture. The edges of the four partition walls are covered with stainless steel panels, thus emphasising the central column – the core element of the plan.Save this picture!© Giovanni Emilio GalanelloThe bathroom is a clean, white room covered in square tiles with blue grout, which creates, colour-wise, a visual connection to the tubular frame structure of the stairs. An additional feature of the bathroom block is the ventilation pipe located on the mezzanine floor, made in aluminum, underlining its presence. The two enlarged skylight windows invite plenty of light into the apartment creating the luminous atmosphere and expanding the volume of the interior space.Save this picture!© Giovanni Emilio GalanelloProject gallerySee allShow lessÁstjörn Parish Hall / ARKIS architectsSelected ProjectsLuzia House / saavedra arquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Milan, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area: 30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: “COPY” Contractor: Architects: untitled architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments, Renovation•Milan, Italy Apartments Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916848/private-apartment-in-milan-untitled-architecture Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily 2018 Projects Private Apartment in Milan / untitled architectureSave this projectSavePrivate Apartment in Milan / untitled architecture Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, FRANKE, Kartell, MUJI ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916848/private-apartment-in-milan-untitled-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Giovanni Emilio Galanello+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeuntitled architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationMilanItalyPublished on May 28, 2019Cite: “Private Apartment in Milan / untitled architecture” 28 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
122 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Howard Lake | 11 February 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 • Cancer Research UK this month is also trialling contactless payments via the windows of four of its charity shops. Where to find the comedian statues• Edina & Patsy, Westfield London, 12-18 February• Alan Partridge, Chapelfield Shopping Centre, Norwich, 12-18 February• Billy Connolly, Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow 12-18 February• David Walliams, Westfield Stratford City, London 12-18 February• Dawn French, Intu Milton Keynes 12-18 February• Del Boy, Cabot Circus, Bristol 12-18 February• Lenny Henry, Merry Hill, Birmingham 12-18 February• John Bishop, Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington 12-18 February• Miranda Hart, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter 14-18 February• Mr Bean, Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle 12-18 FebruaryThe statues were unveiled this week by comedian Miranda Hart.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MERt1uPKN4g[/youtube]We’ve come a long way in fundraising since 1988!Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis came up with the idea of the mobile fundraising statues. Acknowledging that “we’ve come a long way in fundraising since 1988!”, he commented:“Since the beginning of Comic Relief I’ve asked hundreds of exceptionally talented and generous comedians to do strange things to raise money and this might be the oddest request yet. Huge thanks to all ten who agreed to let us turn them into a statue. As well as perfect selfie opportunities, just a simple tap on the pocket with a contactless card will give a £1 donation to help incredibly vulnerable people in the UK and across Africa”.Innovation in Giving FundThe statues were designed by creative agency Fallon, after it received a grant from the Innovation in Giving Fund, managed by Nesta and funded by the Cabient Office. Comic Relief was the first charity to partner on the project. Comic Relief will be offering shoppers yet another way to donate to Red Nose Day this year, in the form of contactless payments via statues of famous comedians.Some larger than life replicas of Comic Relief stalwarts like Rowan Atkinson, Dawn French and Billy Connolly will appear in cities across the UK. Passers-by will be able to donate £1 to Comic Relief simply by tapping their debit card on the comedians’ pocket.Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day StatuesBarclays Contactless and PingitThe mobile transactions take place either via Barclays Contactless or Pingit.People can donate via the contactless method by holding their card to the contactless reader in the comedian’s pocket until they see the “approved” message.Alternatively they can choose to donate via their mobile phone using Pingit, Barclays’ mobile payment tool, which also enables a Gift Aid declaration to be made. A QR code will be positioned near the statue so that people can download the app. In addition, a Barclays ‘Digital Eagle’ or helper will be on hand to help you download the app to your phone and guide you through the giving process.Selfie potentialComic Relief expect plenty of people to take the opportunity to take a selfie of themselves next to the comedian statues, so the charity is encouraging people to do so and use the hashtag #RNDStatues to spread the pictures.Rowan Atkinson Red Nose Day 2015 statue Advertisement Comic Relief to raise contactless donations through comedian statues Tagged with: Celebrity Comic Relief contactless mobile 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.
Rentokil Initial to donate unclaimed dividends and shares to charity Rentokil Initial’s partner charitiesAlthough the company already supports many charities around the world, the focus for this new fund will be those which help to protect people and enhance lives.These include:Malaria No More UK, with which it has been working since 2011.rainforest conservation charity Cool Earth. In 2018, the company protected c. 1,000 acres of rainforest in Papua New Guinea and in doing so preventing the release of carbon through deforestation to the equivalent of its 2017 emissions.Better Futures, Rentokil Initial’s own community health education programme – providing hygiene training to children and adults in the poorest communities in Asia. Frank Field MP, co-founder of Cool Earth, said: “Using unclaimed dividends to address climate change is a beautifully simple idea and it is typical that Rentokil Initial thought of it first. A smart company, who are showing great leadership to deliver a global impact…“Thanks to Rentokil’s ingenuity, the funding from unclaimed dividends will ensure some of the world’s most endangered forest are kept standing. I hope that where Rentokil leads other responsible companies will follow.” 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. Will other companies adopt this approach?Andy Ransom, Chief Executive of Rentokil Initial plc, explained the company’s approach, and emphasised how much more could be achieved if more companies followed its lead.He said: “After trying our best to contact the relevant shareholders, we will now use the value of any unclaimed shares and unclaimed dividends to support good causes. But imagine this kind of impact multiplied a hundred times over – it could make a huge difference and I hope other companies will join us.“Our new good causes fund – Rentokil Initial Cares – will support our colleagues’ own charitable efforts around the globe and good causes in line with our mission to Protect People and Enhance Lives. I would expect us to commit around £250,000 to good causes each year.” Rentokil Initial is to donate all unclaimed dividends and untraceable shares to charity, creating a new good causes fund ‘Rentokil Initial Cares’. In its first year it will add £250,000 to this fund.The company is also encouraging other companies to take this approach to ‘dormant funds’, estimating that there is between £500 million and £1 billion available across the FTSE100.The sums available are of course significant. According to data published in Link Asset Services’ UK Dividend Monitor, the total value of dividends paid by UK companies was £32.3 billion in the third quarter of 2018 with the total amount paid by UK companies for the full year (including both regular and special dividends) on track to reach £100 billion.A small percentage of those that become untraceable or unclaimed after 12 years could of course make a substantial difference to many charities, if they were made available rather than returned to the companies.What usually happens to shares and dividends?While the vast majority of dividends are claimed by shareholders, each year a small percentage of dividends remain unclaimed and a small number of shareholders are untraceable. In line with UK company law, these “dormant” funds can be returned to companies after twelve years.This is the change Rentokil Initial is making, but choosing to donate these funds to charity.The total value of unclaimed dividends and shares in the company currently stands at over £1m. 405 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 1 March 2019 | News Advertisement Tagged with: corporate fundraising donated shares dormant accounts Funding 406 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15