Still not enough women directors of FTSE firms

September 4, 2021 0 Comments

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OPAP benefits from strong VLT and lottery performance in Q1

August 24, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a year-on-year increase in revenue and profit for the first quarter, primarily due to ongoing growth within its video lottery terminals (VLTs) and KINO lottery businesses.Gross gaming revenue for the three months to March 31, 2019 totalled €396.0m (£350.5m/$444.9m), up 5.0% on €377.3m in the corresponding period last year.Lottery remains the primary source of income for OPAP, with revenue in Q1 up 1.6% year-on-year to €191.7m. This represents 48.4% of total revenue during the period, which is slightly down on last year due to growth within the VLT businessVLT revenue jumped 58.9% from €43.4m to €68.9m, increasing its share of total revenue in Q1 from 11.5% last year to 17.4%. OPAP had 19,965 VLT machines in operation by the end of March.However, it was not so good news for the betting business, with revenue slipping 5.3% to €101.7m, while instant and passives revenue also fell 10.8% to €33.7m.OPAP was able to accompany this revenue increase by cutting operating costs by 4.9% from €67.4m in Q1 of 2018 to €64.1m. This was mainly due to a reduction in IT costs, which were down 41.3% year-on-year, helping push other operating expenses down 16.9% from €35.5m to €29.5m.This offset a 10.1% rise in payroll expenses from €17.9m to €19.7m, due to increased staff headcount, as well as a 6.3% rise in marketing costs to €14.8m.Higher revenue and lower overall costs in Q1 drove gross profit from gaming operations up 5.5% year-on-year to €156.1m. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation also climbed 28.0% from €87.2m to €111.6m, while net profit jumped 43.5% from €39.8m to €57.2m.CEO Damian Cope praised the performances of the VLT and lottery businesses, and also highlighted improvement within its sports betting operations, despite its revenue slipping in Q1.“It is clear that the various investments made during the last few years are now delivering solid returns and demonstrating OPAP’s ability to generate profitable growth,” he said. “We are also maintaining our close focus on operational excellence and continue to realise improvements and efficiencies in how we manage our business.”Cope also provided an update on progress in the second quarter, saying trends remain similar and OPAP has made additional progress due to several product enhancements, including the launch of the largest pooled VLT jackpot in Europe.In addition, Cope said OPAP expects to sign complete its €95m acquisition of a 51% stake in Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot operations in the near future. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Slots Casino & games Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a year-on-year increase in revenue and profit for the first quarter, primarily due to ongoing growth within its video lottery terminals and KINO lottery businesses. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter OPAP benefits from strong VLT and lottery performance in Q1 Tags: Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece 6th June 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Leaving money in cash is destroying your wealth! I’m buying UK shares instead

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

first_img I believe investing in UK shares is the best way to build long-term wealth, and cash should come with a health warning. So I was interested to see that the Financial Conduct Authority takes a similar view.The City regulator has just warned that Britons are leaving too much money in cash, and are missing out on the potentially higher returns from equities. This problem has grown in the pandemic. Millions have saved more during lockdown, then let the money idle in the bank getting next to nothing. I think it’s time to take a look at UK shares instead, as there are some great opportunities right now.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…Everybody needs some cash to protect against emergencies such as sickness or redundancy. As a general rule, hold six to nine months worth of spending money in an easy access account. Thereafter, your longer-term wealth should go into more rewarding investments, and I would put UK shares at the top of the list.Cash is no longer kingMany people underestimate the destructive power of cash, because they do not know how much (or rather, little) interest they are getting. Cash ISA savers hold an incredible £270bn but more than four in 10 have no idea what they get, according to research from wealth manager Quilter. That is £115bn earning an unknown rate. It’s a waste.The problem is getting worse as we stash more money away. Bank of England data shows we saved another £12.3bn in cash in October, despite today’s historically low interest rates. Much of this will no doubt go into easy access accounts, where the average return is just 0.08%, while the big high street banks pay a meagre 0.01%. If you are shocked by that, it’s time to investigate UK shares.Investing in the stock market is riskier than leaving money in the bank, but only in the short term. In the longer run, cash does much more damage to your wealth. Savers struggle to beat inflation, which means its value erodes in real terms. History shows that shares easily beat inflation in the longer run, but with short-term volatility along the way. I’m buying UK shares todayI find this addiction to cash particularly frustrating because I think now is a great time to buy UK shares. Stock markets have rallied from the lows in March, but the recovery still has a long way to run. I’m going shopping for shares today, ahead of any Santa rally.2021 could be a great year for UK shares, as Covid vaccines do their work and (hopefully) Brexit fears ease. I’m anticipating capital growth when stock markets recover, combined with rising income from dividends.While many FTSE 100 companies have cut their dividends this year, plenty still yield between 5% and 10%, easily outpacing the return on cash. That’s another reason for me to buy UK shares today. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Leaving money in cash is destroying your wealth! I’m buying UK shares instead 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Harvey Jonescenter_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones | Friday, 4th December, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Harvey Jones 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.last_img read more

Exeter Chiefs’ new women’s team

June 23, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Exeter Chiefs’ new women’s teamA year has passed since Exeter Chiefs announced they were adding a women’s arm to the club. Six months have passed since it was announced the team would play in the Premier 15s, the English top flight, for at least the next three years.Yet for all the excitement of setting up a new team, there have been challenges too, challenges that have only been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.How to recruit players when you cannot sell the vision and provide a tour of facilities in person? How to build a team culture with the arrival of new faces delayed by visa hold-ups and quarantine periods? How to create a playing style while training is socially-distanced?Head coach Susie Appleby, the former England scrum-half who was previously in charge of Gloucester-Hartpury, admits that it has been a “slog” at times but there’s also no hiding her excitement. After all, the factors that appealed about the job in the first place still remain.“The opportunity to work at a club like Exeter Chiefs, with the men top of the Premiership, speaks for itself,” she says. “I’d been at Gloucester-Hartpury for five seasons and they’re now in a really strong position. I want to keep growing and keep challenging myself. Working alongside Rob Baxter and the coaches here is unbelievable and will help me to continue to develop as a coach. This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The @ExeterChiefs Women squad were put through their paces last weekend with two days of group activities at @RiverDartCP, ahead of their maiden season in the @Premier15s. pic.twitter.com/VLedysEuVo— Exeter Chiefs (@ExeterChiefs) October 5, 2020“It’s a really exciting time. Exeter wanted to get into the women’s game long term and they have been incredibly successful hosting Internationals at Sandy Park, so it’s a great opportunity.“It’s a new project, and I can learn from what went right and what went not so right on the Gloucester journey, so we can get it as right as we can down here. We want to have a really good, consistent pathway.“I feel like there’s a lot of untapped talent in Devon, Cornwall and the surrounding counties. The ambition and aspirations at Exeter are also endless; there’s nothing to hold us back. All those things combined for me to be drawn in.”Appleby had phone and Zoom calls with numerous players about joining Exeter and while none of England’s big names are heading to Devon, she has recruited several overseas stars.Spain’s Patricia Garcia and Laura Delgado as well as Netherlands back-row Linde van der Velden were among the first to arrive, with other internationals coming from North America and Japan. They are complemented by local talent, including teenagers Olivia Churcher and Abby Middlebrooke. “We reached out to more overseas players, a lot of them with lots of experience in the international game, captains of their countries, so we know they can come in and hit the ground running,” says Appleby.“They’re good players and are leaders, which is what you need when you launch from nothing. Then we’ve got a lot of local players who can develop around them and the hope is that in year two or three, we’re more English-based.”The Chiefs men’s set-up have been hugely successful at bringing through players from Devon and Cornwall – think Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade – and the long-term plan is for the women’s side to replicate that.There is also a sharing of ideas between the coaching set-ups. Assistant coach Amy Garnett has chatted to Rob Hunter about how the Chiefs have evolved their game, Julian Salvi wants the women’s team to be the best defensive side in the Premier 15s, Gareth Steenson has done kicking sessions and Ricky Pellow is working with the scrum-halves. However, don’t expect to see a focus on rolling mauls from Appleby’s team.“We won’t copy the boys – we’re not male players, we’re female players,” she says. “We’ll keep a lot of ball on the field and want to have forwards with massive engines because of the way we want to play and amount of ball we want them to carry.“The Chiefs score a lot of tries from driven mauls but there is also some really subtle stuff we can take into our play. Look at wingers like Jack Nowell and how many touches he gets.Coaching duo: Former England players Susie Appleby and Amy Garnett (JMP/Exeter Chiefs)“We have a lot of ideas but we’ll see what comes to fruition. In the women’s game defences are not as organised as the men’s. That’s not disrespectful, it’s just how it is because we don’t have the same time together. It means we aren’t rigid in what we do, we don’t plan for phases one to five. It’s easier to break down defences, it’s more pure.“I don’t want players to pass the ball to another player because I told her to, I want her to look up and if there’s space, to go through it. We have a framework to help them, but we also want them to express themselves and see what they deliver, to bring the best out of each other.”While the playing style between the Chiefs’ male and female contingents will be different, the expectation is the same. Exeter chief executive Tony Rowe has big plans for the women’s team, on and off the field. He’s backed Appleby in providing accommodation to help attract players, but she knows she has to deliver results in return.“One of the first things Tony said when I took the job was, ‘What do you need?’ He’s very supportive but at the same time he’s a businessman. He wants us to be competitive from the off – no pressure! – and he wants the women’s game to bring in money, to bring crowds. We want to create a spectator experience, for families and kids to come to Sandy Park to watch us.”Those plans are on hold as matches currently have to be played behind closed doors due to Covid, but Appleby’s Chiefs can start working on their on-field objectives with the Premier 15s kicking off this weekend. Lead role: Susie Appleby taking charge of Exeter Chiefs training (JMP/Exeter Chiefs) Head coach Susie Appleby explains what it’s like to start a Premier 15s team during Covid-19last_img read more

House DM-S / Vermeiren – De Coster Architecten

June 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912275/house-dm-s-vermeiren-de-coster-architecten Clipboard “COPY” Houses 2018 Photographs:  Dennis De SmetSave this picture!© Dennis De SmetRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. For the project ‘urban housing plots’ by sogent, a compact, city center row house was designed. The house was to be bordered by an old home with limited height, depth and a saddled roof on one side, and a new home which was to be taller, deeper and with a flat roof on the other side. Spatially, the house is organized in split levels, orienting the living spaces towards the garden (east), as well as towards the street (west).Save this picture!© Dennis De SmetThe living room is raised a half a floor height with a large window facing the street, allowing a more vivid streetscape without compromising the privacy of its residents.  This also allows for the experience of the public space and the friendly character of the street to be amplified while maintaining a cozy environment inside.Save this picture!© Dennis De SmetSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Dennis De SmetAn area for bike storage is hidden below the living room to allow for efficient use of space. It is directly accessible from the street by a sliding gate.Save this picture!© Dennis De SmetThe kinked roof that connects the neighboring homes shelters two spacious children rooms on the upper level of the structure. The generous size allows both rooms enough space to have a duplex sleeping nook.Save this picture!© Dennis De SmetThe design of the façade and the extraordinary roof translate the special organization of this new family home and give the street a contemporary touch.Save this picture!© Dennis De SmetProject gallerySee allShow lessTallinn Architecture Biennial Announces Winner of Installation Program “Huts and Hab…ArticlesL House / Juri Troy ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Belgium Save this picture!© Dennis De Smet+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation, Houses Interiors•Gante, Belgium House DM-S / Vermeiren – De Coster ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse DM-S / Vermeiren – De Coster Architecten Projects Year:  ArchDaily House DM-S / Vermeiren – De Coster Architecten Architects: Vermeiren – De Coster Architecten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912275/house-dm-s-vermeiren-de-coster-architecten Clipboard Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeVermeiren – De Coster ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsGanteBelgiumPublished on March 01, 2019Cite: “House DM-S / Vermeiren – De Coster Architecten” 01 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

In the Mountains House / Ant Studio

June 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_img ECMS MEP Consultants: Designroots, Kulvinder Singh CopyAbout this officeAnt StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookIndiaPublished on March 08, 2020Cite: “In the Mountains House / Ant Studio” 08 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?喜马拉雅山间坡道小屋 / Ant Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream In the Mountains House / Ant Studio Share Architects: Ant Studio Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineering: “COPY” CopyHouses•India Save this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh S+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934998/in-the-mountains-house-ant-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934998/in-the-mountains-house-ant-studio Clipboard Indiacenter_img “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, 3ds max, Fenesta, Photoshop, Qube, Revit, Rhino, World of Stone ArchDaily Photographs 2019 Photographs:  Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh S Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architect In Charge:Monish SiripurapuDesign Team:Monish Siripurapu, Ashok Talwar, P K SharmaClients:Mr. Mukul RohatgiLandscape:Ashok TalwarText:Bineeta GhoshalIllustrations:Deblina PanditCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh SRecommended ProductsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionText description provided by the architects. An abode where one can commence each day with a view of the first ray of sunlight hitting the pinnacle of the Himalayas and culminate with a warm tangerine glow basked over: is the charming imagery which forms the crux of the recently completed residence by Ant Studio. With the intent of complementing the rugged beauty of the Himalayas, this residence derives its form from contours & slopes of the surrounding mountains; while seeking to become a part of the terrain. Save this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh SSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh SSave this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh SPosing for a spectacular view inculcated with twinkling lit houses at night, the scenery seems to be a heavenly imitation. The brief, thus, stipulated the client’s desire to inhabit a space from which the stated panorama could be visible; from every part of the house. To supplement this, the design team created a scheme revolving around integrating the essence of nature within the frame of the residence. The resulting planning presents courtyards, openings and ramped terraces; strategically placed to allow the confluence of natural vitality and architecture. While imparting a distinct experience on account of its design, each of these courtyards seeks to provide thermal comfort and peeking views of the spectacle. Save this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh SAn inclined bridge, superseded by an open terrace marks the entry, through a lobby presenting a play of wooden textures. Further, a flight of stairs lead way to a magnanimous living/dining area, which has been laid out at a lower horizontal. Designed to allow inflow of natural light and amplify the innate volume, the living room showcases full-height windows and a partially glazed roof. Dark wooden flooring with nude shades of furniture and light toned blue walls; create a perfect mix of contrast & compliance.Save this picture!Site planAn accentuating feature that subtly draws a line between the living and dining is a classic fireplace, concocted with luminous golden oak wooden framing and a vertical stone cladding. An intimate bar setup showcases an edgy contrast of wooden textures and shaded stone surfaces. Harmoniously designed with pastel toned furnishing, the dining also encompasses an organic shaped mirror, as a feature piece. The adjoining kitchen provides a zest of color with its amalgamation of red wall tiles and black granite counter tops.Save this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh SA full height door then leads the way to the private quarters of the hill habitat. Approached by a common space, two bedrooms resonating the mystic jungles and the tranquil oceans appear to the user. The attached bathroom spaces, maintain a touch of affluence through golden detailing, while remaining true to the textures of brick and wood. Accessible from a peeking entrance lobby staircase, the elaborate master bedroom showcases a muted grey backdrop with a combination of white walls and dark wooden flooring. ’In the mountains’, thus in the words of the architect “blurs the lines between the landscape and built” poses to be the ‘habitat nirvana’ that their client wished for.Save this picture!© Jaidev Venkata & Anirudh SProject gallerySee allShow less In the Mountains House / Ant StudioSave this projectSaveIn the Mountains House / Ant Studio Area:  4500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projectslast_img read more

SPCK launches affinity credit card with Co-operative Bank

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_img The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) has launched the first affinity credit card for an Anglican organisation.The Visa card will raise funds for SPCK’s provision of Christian literature and education throughout the world.For each account opened the Co-operative Bank will give SPCK £5. It will add £10 if the card is used within the first six months. Cardholders will generate a donation of 25p for every £100 spent using the card, or for every £100 transferred to the card from another credit or store card. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img SPCK launches affinity credit card with Co-operative Bank Howard Lake | 30 September 2002 | Newslast_img read more

AFP international awards nominations due by 15 September

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Howard Lake | 12 September 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Information regarding all of the awards, including nomination forms, can be found on the AFP website.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AFP international awards nominations due by 15 September Nominations for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ international awards, including the 2005 Awards for Philanthropy, must be submitted by 15 September 2005.The AFP Awards for Philanthropy consist of the following awards:* Paschal Murray Award for Outstanding Philanthropist* Ketchum Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser* Community Counselling Service Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional* Award for Outstanding Corporation* Award for Outstanding Foundation* William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (Ages 5-17 and 18-23) Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Desafíos al movimiento progresista en Nuestra América

June 15, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgPor Juan Diego GarcíaPublicado en lapluma.net el 1 de enero. Para los movimientos populares de América Latina y el Caribe no es suficiente con alcanzar un alto grado de consciencia política y organización mientras las clases dominantes, de una u otra forma, mantengan el control de las fuerzas armadas.El presidente Nicolás Maduro con tropas en El Paso, Venezuela, mayo de 2019.Cuando el sistema político tradicional colapsa y ve agotadas sus energías es posible ganar a esas clases dominantes el control del gobierno (total o parcialmente). Es el caso de Venezuela y Bolivia, sin duda. Cosa bien diferente es arrebatarles el poder económico (y el mediático, vinculado estrechamente a éste último) aunque las formas de capitalismo de Estado (en manos populares) permiten márgenes bastante amplios para emprender reformas políticas y sociales de fondo. Por supuesto, siempre queda el desafío mayor que es, a partir de ese capitalismo de Estado, emprender la construcción de un orden económico esencialmente diferente que permita superar la condición de economías de complemento, prescindibles y secundarias en el complicado entramado del mercado mundial. Cuando se tienen recursos naturales abundantes el país se convertirá en objetivo prioritario de las agresiones imperialistas en lucha por asegurarse materias primas, mercados y zonas de influencia; y este peligro no es pequeño en absoluto; pero cuando los recursos (materiales y humanos) son escasos o muy limitados, el desafío es aún mayor. Solo naciones muy ricas en recursos o de dimensiones continentales (como Brasil o China) tienen la ventaja de contar con condiciones materiales adecuadas para el empuje de un proyecto al menos nacionalista (en el sentido sano del término) y –mejor aún, aunque no necesariamente- de un proyecto de amplias y profundas reformas sociales.América contra el neoliberalismoPor fortuna para estos países de la periferia del sistema siempre habrá fórmulas intermedias que permitan superar las limitaciones y hacer frente a las amenazas internas y sobre todo externas. Sin embargo y de forma inmediata, hay un desafío que no es posible descuidar: el poder militar.No le basta a estos movimientos populares, democráticos y nacionalistas contar con un movimiento de masas organizado y consciente ni con un programa de reformas adecuadas que le den solidez al proyecto. Tampoco es suficiente con una vanguardia política de suficiente garantía, de una dirección a la altura de los desafíos. Todo esto, junto, resulta incompleto, y tal como señalaba el poeta y estratega chino, quienes emprendan procesos de cambios radicales nunca deben olvidar que “en última instancia el poder nace de la boca de los fusiles”.Si se repasan los recientes acontecimientos en el área latinoamericana y caribeña se constata cómo, unos regímenes políticos y un orden social profundamente deteriorados, que han perdido toda su legitimidad (caso reciente de Chile, Ecuador, Haití y Colombia) y registran enormes movilizaciones populares exigiendo cambios radicales de todo el orden. Se exige la salida de los actuales gobernantes, se apuesta por un nuevo orden constitucional, se rechaza enfáticamente la política económica neoliberal, se condena sin paliativos la represión policial y la manipulación mediática impulsada por el mismo gobierno y por grupos de intereses económicos nacionales y extranjeros (la intervención imperialista solo es negada por quienes quieren y necesitan hacerlo) y se levantan banderas nuevas que recogen las reivindicaciones populares más recientes (la defensa del planeta expoliado por el capitalismo, la reivindicación de género en sus varias vertientes, la dignidad de los pueblos aborígenes, la dignidad nacional, etc.)Pero ni la amplitud de estos movimientos ni su evidente legitimidad han conseguido poner fin al reinado del neoliberalismo. Ni en Chile ni en Colombia o Haití –donde las protestas no cesan–, ni en Ecuador que parece estar en un momento de indecisiones los gobernantes de turno parecen dispuestos a ceder, y en sus momentos más críticos, cuando todo parecía indicar que les había llegado la hora, una voz clara y enfática puso el sistema a resguardo: la voz de los cuarteles y el garrote de la policía, con un balance de muertos, heridos, presos y desaparecidos que no se registraba desde hace décadas (a excepción quizás de Colombia, un país “democrático” en el cual la represión se ha mantenido desde siempre y los militares funcionan no solo al margen de la ley sino con total independencia del poder gubernamental).Solo Venezuela parece haber resuelto este dilema limpiando literalmente las filas de militares y policías de elementos reacios a todo cambio y carentes de cualquier inspiración realmente nacionalista, de cualquier sentimiento de lealtad nacional. Por eso allí han fracasado hasta ahora los muchos intentos de golpe de Estado, de intervención de los cuarteles en defensa de los intereses de la clase dominante tradicional y de intereses extranjeros, a tal punto que al parecer Washington y sus aliados europeos parecen haber desistido de sacar a Maduro por la fuerza de las armas y proponen ahora una “salida pactada”.Este es un desafío de enormes dimensiones. Mientras no se consiga al menos neutralizar a militares y policías, siempre existe el peligro de la derrota aunque el movimiento popular cuente con una dimensión considerable, altos grados de consciencia y organización y plena legitimidad. Sin embargo, aunque difícil, la tarea no es imposible y no sería la primera vez que desde los cuarteles un grupo de militares y policías nacionalistas y progresistas permitan que el movimiento popular alcance sus objetivos. Grandes reformas en el continente han sido impulsadas por grupos de militares nacionalistas en Argentina (Perón), Brasil (Vargas), México (Cárdenas y Calles) o Perú (Velasco Alvarado), a pesar de la suerte posterior de estas revoluciones que, en el fondo pusieron de manifiesto la débil constitución de una verdadera burguesía nacional y la insuficiencia del movimiento popular.Han sido casos excepcionales, sin duda, pero su impacto en la historia de la región es inmenso y demuestra que no siempre desde los cuarteles, necesariamente, se ha de regar con sangre la protesta popular y los deseos de cambio.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Soybean Planting in Brazil Arrives with Concerns

June 14, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Soybean planting in Brazil starts on September 15, but it is starting this year under pressure from prices, tight credit, and dry weather. There are a few worries about the quality of available seed as well. Crops are not actually allowed in fields before September 15 as the country tries to cut down on the chance of disease and pest pressures. A U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast of a 1 million hectare increase in soybean plantings was almost cut in half recently, as the USDA now forecasts a rise of 600,000 hectares. The USDA downgraded the forecast because, even though soybean prices are higher in Brazil than last year, they’re not as strong as the surge corn prices right now, which takes away some incentive to plant soybeans.The USDA’s comments follow a recent report regarding tight credit conditions amid Brazil’s worst recession in decades. Reports say the farmers in Brazil are in a troubling financial spot right now after a bad growing season last year. Many farmers are having trouble repaying their production loans and filling forward grain contracts.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 20, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Planting in Brazil Arrives with Concerns Previous articleHoosier Receives America’s Fuel AwardNext articleFarm Groups Cautious of Merger Trend at Senate Hearing Hoosier Ag Today Soybean Planting in Brazil Arrives with Concerns Facebook Twitterlast_img read more