Jobless claims down across US

first_img Jobless claims down across US UNEMPLOYMENT benefit claims in the US dropped in the week ending 15 January, it was announced yesterday. And there was more positive news for the American recovery, as sales of existing homes rose 12.3 per cent in December. Construction of new homes has remained sluggish, it was confirmed yesterday, but the boost in sales provided some uplift for the troubled housing market.Year-on-year sales increased by 5.28m compared to November, the National Association of Realtors said. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Thursday 20 January 2011 8:50 pm whatsapp Sharecenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgTrans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileTrans-Nationwide Express Plc is a transport and logistics company in Nigeria offering services for domestic and international express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services. Logistic services include warehousing, e-commerce, air/sea freight and removals/packaging services. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc also offers a mailroom management service and courier services as well as specialised courier services for diagnostic biological samples and clinical trial supplies. Established in 1984 and formerly known as TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Looking for an FTSE 100 income stock for your ISA or SIPP? Take a look at Johnson Matthey

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Looking for an FTSE 100 income stock for your ISA or SIPP? Take a look at Johnson Matthey Buy the future, not the pastA new investor in JMAT, will, at the very least want that dividend maintained. Growth in the dividend would be better, but they cannot keep growing faster than profits, as eventually, a firm would be paying out more than it earns.For the last full year, dividend cover at JMAT was 2.52, which means it paid out about 40% of its profits as dividends. However, JMAT has not demonstrated consistent growth in its reported earnings over the last five full years.JMAT uses precious metals, like palladium, rhodium, and platinum, to make catalytic converters. These metals have become more expensive, which hurts JMAT’s margins. However, in the medium term, JMAT does see good revenue growth for convertors as new clean air regulations come into force in India and China.After 10 or so years, the expected penetration of electric vehicles (EV) is likely to weigh on growth in internal combustion engine sales, and hence catalytic convertors. However, JMAT has some impressive battery technology in the pipeline. Production of these ultra-high-energy density cathodes is due to start in 2024, and will serve the EV market.JMAT also manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients for a variety of treatments, lithium-ion phosphate materials (for batteries), fuel-cells, medical device components, and catalysts for the pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals markets. I like the company’s manufacturing base. It is focused on healthcare and clean-technology, which is a good place to be right now.A number of one-off expenses have been a drag on earnings in recent years. There are new convertor plants being constructed in Poland, India, and China. New battery technology is being commercialised, and precious metals refining centres modernised along with IT systems.Over the medium to long term, these expenses should pay off with increased revenues and profits.IncomingIf you look at a five-year price chart for JMAT, you’ll see that it appears to oscillate around the 3,000p mark. When JMAT’s share price falls, its dividend yield rises. Income investors buy the stock, raising the price and lowering the yield to unattractive levels. Then buying stops, perhaps some selling starts, and the price drifts lower, before the cycle starts again.Given JMATs dividend history – they have increased every year since at least 1999 – it is not surprising that income investors covet it. I believe dividends will continue to grow, and right now, this stock looks a worthy candidate for an income-generating portfolio. Shares in Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT), a sustainable technologies company, are currently changing hands for around 2,610p. This should gain the attention of income investors.With an increased interim dividend of 24.5p per share already declared, the final dividend, assuming 5% growth, could be 65.4p, giving an anticipated total 2020 dividend of 89.9p. Dividing 89.9p into the share price of 2,610p reveals a 3.44% forecasted dividend yield, which is attractive. Considering that JMAT has a history of increasing its dividends, the yield could well rise in the future.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…Average reported earnings per share at JMAT are 189.8p, measured over the last five reported years. The stock is, therefore, trading at a little under 14 times earnings. The FTSE 100, the index JMAT is in, trades at around 15 times earnings on average.At the current share price, JMAT offers an attractive dividend yield and is somewhat cheaper than the market average. James J. McCombie | Friday, 31st January, 2020 | More on: JMAT I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by James J. 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Forget gold and Bitcoin. Here’s how I’d invest in 2020 to achieve financial freedom

first_img Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. The stock market’s crash since the start of the year could mean that many investors are dissuaded from purchasing stocks. After all, further declines could be ahead depending on how the spread of coronavirus progresses.Investors may, therefore, be considering the purchase of other assets such as gold and Bitcoin. They may exhibit lower correlation with the wider economy compared to stocks, which could mean they outperform them in the short run.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…But, on a long-term basis, buying stocks now could be a much more profitable idea than purchasing Bitcoin or gold. It could boost your chances of enjoying financial freedom.Short-term risksThe uncertainty facing the world economy may cause demand among investors for gold and Bitcoin to rise. In gold’s case, it has a history as a defensive asset during challenging economic periods. This has contributed to its recent price rise, with it having traded at a seven-year high in the first quarter of 2020.Although the price of Bitcoin has fallen sharply in recent months, some investors may feel that it offers lower correlation with the world economy’s outlook. They may, therefore, seek to diversify their portfolio through holding the virtual currency.However, with gold now appearing to be priced at a high level and Bitcoin facing risks such as regulatory uncertainty, its limited size and competition from other cryptocurrencies, both assets could deliver disappointing returns in the long run.Buying opportunityThe stock market could experience further falls in the short run, as investors price in the uncertainty facing the world economy. For long-term investors, however, this could represent a major buying opportunity. The stock market has always recovered from its lowest levels to produce strong recoveries. Even though the current bear market may prove to be somewhat prolonged due to the nature of the risks facing the world economy, a bull market is highly likely to follow.Therefore, buying a diverse range of stocks today could prove to be a sound move. Purchasing stocks in a wide range of sectors may reduce your exposure to industries that could be hardest hit by the economy’s current challenges. This may enable you to maximise your returns in the likely recovery over the coming years.Market noiseOf course, buying stocks today may not feel like the right move for many investors. Newspaper headlines, restricted movement and fear among other investors may dissuade you from buying stocks and instead persuade you to purchase assets such as gold and Bitcoin.However, now could be an excellent buying opportunity for long-term investors. The stock market has experienced high volatility and bear markets in the past. Investors who have bought stocks during such periods have generally recorded high returns in the subsequent years. At the present time, a stock market recovery may seem unlikely, but buying stocks now instead of other assets could be the best means of improving your financial future. See all posts by Peter Stephens “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens | Saturday, 18th April, 2020 Forget gold and Bitcoin. Here’s how I’d invest in 2020 to achieve financial freedom I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Which are the FTSE 100’s best dividend shares to buy now?

first_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Persimmon8.3%1.14x+51% Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Polymetal International8.3%1.51x+596% British American Tobacco8.8%1.56x+33% 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. Aviva9.1%2.19x+9% Investing during a stock market crash can give me a great start. But rather than just buy any fallen shares, I’m likely to do much better choosing a strategy that suits. Should I, for example, buy dividend shares? Or would I prefer to look for growth shares? Recently, I asked that very question.I’ve put together a list of FTSE 100 stocks offering the highest forecast dividend yields. It uses forecasts for beyond the current Covid-19 downturn, as many of this year’s dividends have been reduced or suspended altogether as companies focus on preserving cash.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 dividend yield isn’t the only key measure, though. There are two other key things I look for. One is cover by earnings. If a company is paying high dividends but not earning enough to cover them comfortably, then they’re not going to be sustainable for very long.Progressive dividendsThe other thing I want is a progressive record. A high dividend yield today might look attractive, but if a company can’t keep it growing then inflation will inevitably take its toll. So, I want a high yield, coupled with reasonable cover and annual rises at least in line with inflation. Looking back to my spreadsheet, these are the 10 FTSE 100 stocks with the biggest yields with both positive cover and positive five-year dividend growth: That’s a range of companies from a variety of sectors. And I quite like most of them as potential dividend investments. If starting out today putting together a FTSE 100 dividend portfolio, I’d be pleased to see I could get a fair bit of diversification too.What to look for nextThere are some striking differences, though, and I’d dig into these individual candidates before I made my selection. For example, insurer Aviva has the strongest cover of the 10, but its dividend will have only grown by 9% in five years. That’s not enough to beat inflation, so I’d want to uncover the reason for the slow progress.Then there’s Polymetal International with a massive rise over five years. That just can’t happen every five years, so I’d want to know the story there. And National Grid has the lowest yield of the 10, provides low cover, and the dividend hasn’t grown anywhere near as much as some. Yet it’s one of the most popular FTSE 100 stocks among dividend investors.I’ll explore these 10 stocks further in a future article. But, for now, I find this a tempting selection. Legal & General9.9%1.54x+31% Phoenix Group7.1%1.35x+6% Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img National Grid5.4%1.16x+14% Rio Tinto7.2%1.49x+155% Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares RSA Insurance7.2%1.45x+100% BHP7.1%1.42x+89% CompanyForecast yieldForecast cover5-year progress Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Aviva and Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Which are the FTSE 100’s best dividend shares to buy now? Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 24th October, 2020 See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Clermont Mayor joins gas district board

first_img February 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm Clermont Mayor Gail Ash Joins Lake Apopka Natural Gas District BoardApproved during a meeting of the Clermont City Council on January 10, Clermont Mayor Gail Ash is the newest member of the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District’s Board of Directors.Ash lends 15 years of experience in municipal government to her new role, helping guide the District as it provides customer-focused, competitive natural gas energy services to more than 19,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.  She will serve a two-year term, filling the seat formerly held by Ann Dupee, a beloved and active member of the Lake County community who passed away last year.Mayor Gail Ash“It’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of Ann Dupee, a treasured member of our Lake County community, whom we will always remember fondly for her unwavering support,” said Ash.  “As Ann did for many years, I look forward to providing updates on the District to the Clermont City Council.  It is important that our community knows about the District and its service, and that natural gas can be an affordable and environmentally friendly option.”Ash was elected Clermont’s mayor in November 2014.  Previously, she served on the Clermont City Council from 2002 to 2005, the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2007, 2008 and 2013, and the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization.  She is also a board member for the Central Florida Leadership Congress and the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.  The New York native was an elementary school educator for 32 years.  She relocated to Florida in 1998.Monthly meetings of the District’s Board of Directors are generally the fourth Monday at 10 a.m. at 1320 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden.  Changes are communicated to the member cities of Winter Garden, Apopka and Clermont, and published in the Orlando Sentinel.  Meeting notices, agendas, and any other applicable resolutions or notices are posted on the District website and made available in the District lobby the Wednesday prior to each board meeting.  All board meetings are open to the public.Lake Apopka Natural Gas District provides natural gas service to more than 19,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Orange and Lake Counties.  For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact Everett Holmes at (407) 656-2734 x104 or [email protected], or visit www.langd.org. 3 COMMENTS Please enter your name here Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate NO mention of her passing the gavel to the mayor pro-tem so SHE could enter HER name (never even considered) as an alternative to Jim Purvis: a 20 year resident with history of service to the city in MANY capacities as a VOLUNTEER and city leader/ activist.Good luck to Ms. Ash…………she’ll surely need it.And I, for one, WILL be monitoring your positions and actions as you move forward on this very important rate-setting board for a Public Utility.Let’s hope you DON’T attach the same 62% INCREASE in rates you just did for city of Clermont COUNCIL MEMBERS (you, included)!JimPurvis LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply February 2, 2017 at 10:03 am Can you say “conflict of interest”? The Anatomy of Fear Jim Purvis You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply February 19, 2017 at 12:40 am Clermont Dude, you are so funny, you made me laugh. Clermont Dude TAGSLake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictMayor Gail Ash Previous articleRep. Demings introduces border-wall amendmentNext articleBlue Darter quarterback going west to play football Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply last_img read more

AirBnB Social Impact Experiences available to non-profits in the UK

first_imgAirBnB Social Impact Experiences available to non-profits in the UK  242 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Community Cooking: Tooting is another opportunity on offer: a five-hour experience involving cooking a meal for a group of locals for £45, with money going to Be Enriched: Advertisement AirBnB is offering its Social Impact Experiences in the UK, which give local non-profits the opportunity to reach new audiences and raise money by offering activities to AirBnB guests.AirBnB Social Impact Experiences are currently available in London in the UK, and in more than 30 cities globally. Experiences have to be approved by AirBnB but non-profits can offer experiences as often as they like, and can also choose the location, host, and price. Hosts can be anyone from volunteers, employees, or board members of a registered non-profit. Once approved, experiences appears on Airbnb’s website and in its mobile apps, searchable under the Social Impact category with each one also displaying a Social Impact ribbon.AirBnB has also waived booking fees on Social Impact Experiences so all proceeds go directly to the non-profit, and proposals for new experiences are welcomed. Non-profits that wish to offer an experience must be registered organisations and must meet AirBnB’s specific criteria. AirBnB is working with the Tech Trust in the UK to manage the process.On the AirBnB site, guests are invited to: ‘Go on experiences with knowledgeable hosts from local nonprofits and get to know their causes, like sustainable living and local artisan movements. 100% of what you pay goes directly to the organisations.’ Social impact experiences available in London so far include the Guided Bird Walk at Woodberry Wetlands: a 1.5 hour guided walk with continental breakfast for £25, which goes to the London Wildlife Trust: Melanie May | 30 November 2017 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 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 www.thepurplepim.com.  241 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Fundraising ideas social enterpriselast_img read more

Illuminated River Foundation launches fund for community groups near the Thames

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Illuminated River Foundation launches fund for community groups near the Thames Tagged with: arts Funding London Funding the Illuminated RiverThe Illuminated River Foundation is itself a charity, set up to deliver the major public artwork. It is focused on raising private funding for the installation and maintenance of the project, and has already received funding from:Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwinthe Rothschild Foundationand the Blavatnik Family Foundation.Seed funding was awarded from the Mayor of London’s Office for the initial competition, and from the City of London Corporation for replacing light fittings on London Bridge. Registered charities are invited to apply for project funding of up to £1,500 and non-registered groups are invited to apply for project funding of up to £750. Applicants should check eligibility and complete the funding application form that is available on the Illuminated River website.Applications should then be emailed to [email protected] by 5pm on 13 September 2019.Applications will be judged by a panel of representatives from local councils and the Illuminated River Foundation. The successful applications will be announced by October 2019. Applications for projects beginning prior to October 2019 may be considered. London Bridge – Illuminated River – photo: Paul Riddle “In launching the Community Fund we are particularly keen to hear about projects which engage with Illuminated River, delve into the history of the bridges and their local areas, and will enable local residents to access the river and its banks”. Map showing vantage points for Illuminated River  145 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Howard Lake | 31 July 2019 | News 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. The charity behind “the world’s longest public art commission” has set up a community fund to support local groups near the River Thames in London to put on supporting and publicly accessible activities.The Illuminated River Foundation is creating a major public artwork, illuminating up to 15 of London’s bridges across the Thames. Its new Community Fund has been established to help local groups join in the project with activities that encourage more people to enjoy the Thames, its bridges and riverside surroundings at night. In particular it is supporting initiatives around the first phase of Illuminated River, which focuses on London, Cannon St, Southwark and Millennium Bridges.This first phase was launched with the illumination on 17th July of those four Thames bridges.The Community Fund is now inviting organisations and community groups to help ensure the artwork’s impact is translated into “meaningful public engagement by supporting community-initiated projects, events and activities that relate to the project” and which are local to the first four bridges, in the boroughs of Southwark and the City of London.It especially welcomes applications that engage young people, families, older people and those who are unwaged or on low incomes.  Main photo: Cannon Street bridge – Illuminated River – photo: James Newton  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 How to applySarah Gaventa, Director of the Illuminated River Foundation, said: 10 years of Illuminated RiverThe artwork is by American artist Leo Villareal and British architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Over 10 years it is expected to be seen more than 60 million times a year by Londoners and visitors to the capital. Illuminated River will eventually see up to 15 bridges lit along the Thames, making it the longest public art commission in the world.From the start of the project the Foundation has engaged communities local to the river to understand people’s existing relationships with the bridges, explore how the project might benefit them, and ensure that any potential impacts are mitigated. last_img read more

Heard leads women’s basketball to much-needed road win over Wildcats

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Guard Lauren Heard had career highs with 20 points and six steals. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Facebook Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter ReddIt Previous articleTrack and Field team brings home top finishes at Texas Tech ClassicNext articleWomen’s golf looks to build on fall success Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech printGuard Lauren Heard had career highs with 20 points and six steals. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comLauren Heard poured in a career-high 20 points, and TCU forced 21 turnovers, as the Horned Frogs defeated the Wildcats 61-47 on Wednesday to get their first road victory in Big 12 play.Heard also added five rebounds, five assists and six steals in her best game as a Horned Frog.Early in the game, it was guard Kianna Ray who got the ball rolling for TCU. She scored the Horned Frogs’ first five points and finished with 11 total in the first quarter alone.Ray would finish the game with 16 points on 6-7 shooting, including 4-4 from deep. The junior from Austin has now hit three or more three-pointers in eight games this season.After Ray got TCU going, the Horned Frogs never looked back, heading into the halftime break with a comfortable 27-13 lead.Though Kansas State crawled back within seven midway through the fourth quarter, TCU was unfazed and rode dominant play from Heard to a resounding 61-47 victory.“To get a road victory in the Big 12 means a lot, no matter how you can get it done,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “We will cherish this win.”The 47 points scored by the Wildcats were the second-fewest they have scored all season and the fewest the Horned Frogs have allowed in a Big 12 victory since 2016.Forward Amy Okonkwo scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in the victory. The senior has now scored in double figures in six consecutive games.TCU will return home at 2 p.m. on Sunday for a matchup with Oklahoma State.last_img read more

Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa

first_img June 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information AfricaSouth AfricaNigeriaLiberiaCameroonZimbabweUgandaSierra LeoneEthiopiaSomaliaSudanAngolaZambiaMozambique Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expression March 29, 2020 – Updated on April 2, 2020 Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Organisation June 10, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Africa AfricaSouth AfricaNigeriaLiberiaCameroonZimbabweUgandaSierra LeoneEthiopiaSomaliaSudanAngolaZambiaMozambique Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expression Nigerian Health Minister Osagie Ehanire shows a picture of the new coronavirus COVID-19 as he addresses the media on the first confirmed case of this virus in Nigeria at a press briefing in Abuja on 28 February 2020. – Kola Sulaimon / AFP June 11, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News These cases of physical violence and intimidation have been compounded by attempts to restrict the media’s ability to operate properly. The authorities in Nigeria and Liberia have decided to limit access to the president’s office to a handful of media outlets that are nearly all controlled by the government or supportive of it. In Cameroon, the authorities are providing no information to several critical but very popular media outlets. And in Madagascar, the authorities have banned radio phone-in programmes in which listeners could express their views about the pandemic and the way the government is dealing with it.center_img Burkina Faso’s media group’s five-day suspension is too harsh, RSF says Attacking the freedom to inform can have particularly serious consequences during the coronavirus crisis. A recent RSF press release described how the Chinese authorities tried to suppress or minimize information about the coronavirus at the start of the outbreak, thereby allowing it to wreak much more havoc. If China’s journalists and media had been allowed to work freely, thousands of lives would undoubtedly have been spared and the epidemic might not have become a worldwide pandemic. As journalists and media covering the coronavirus pandemic’s spread in Africa continue to be subjected to censorship, acts of intimidation and physical violence, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on African governments not to go after the wrong target and to guarantee press freedom, which is more essential than ever at this time. News to go further According to today’s tally, Africa has a total of 3,337 coronavirus cases and 90 deaths. The pandemic has already reached almost all of the African Union’s 55 member states and the vice is tightening dangerously on the continent’s journalists. The media victims include Tholi Totali Glody, a reporter for Alfajari TV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was run down by police officers while using a motorcycle to cover a lockdown ordered by the governor in his province. Similar incidents have occurred in Senegal, where a Touba TV crew that had a permit from the prefect’s office to cover a lockdown was hit several times by a policeman with a baton; and in Uganda, where police attacked Uganda Radio Network director Julius Ocungi, taking his money and camera, when he tried to cover a bar being closed down. In Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, TVC journalists who were accompanying police as they closed down public places were roughed by members of a church, who took their phones. In Ethiopia, two members of the foreign press corps, Tom Gardner, who reports for The Economist and The Guardian, and AFP’s Robbie Corey-Boulet, were accused of being coronavirus carriers by a troll with more than 30,000 followers. Finally, judicial harassment is also being stepped up. In Côte d’Ivoire, two journalists were fined 5 million CFA francs (7,620 euros) each on charges of “spreading false news” for reporting that there were two coronavirus cases in Abidjan’s main prison, a claim denied by the prison authorities. Such an offence is now punishable by up to six months in prison in South Africa, which has just adopted harsher legislation in response to the coronavirus epidemic. In Mali, the police briefly arrested a reporter for the L’Indépendant newspaper in connection with a report on the epidemic. The same thing happened to a DRTV crew in the Republic of Congo. Burkinabe legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional Receive email alerts News “What with attacks, intimidation, arrests of journalists, censorship and exclusion of critical media, press freedom must not be the collateral victims of this worldwide epidemic,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Targeting journalists is undoubtedly one of the least effective ways to combat the spread of this virus. We urge the authorities of the countries concerned not to go after the wrong target and instead to ensure that journalists are able to operate freely without fear of reprisals at a time when the public needs their reporting more than ever.” Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigerialast_img read more