Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) 2019 Annual Report

July 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Bolters: Who will be the surprise selections for the summer tours?

June 23, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rich potential: Owen Watkin has the size and skill to make a big impressionVerdict – It’s one summer too early for Watkin. That said, an injury to any one of Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies or Scott Williams could see this talented and versatile midfielder fast-tracked. Keep your passport handy, Owen.Quinn Roux, Connacht and IrelandThe subject of bolters and Ireland don’t tend to go hand-in-hand too often. Joe Schmidt rarely throws players in at the deep end and has a group he trusts already at his disposal. Roux, however, has intimate knowledge of South Africa and has been playing at a consistently high level this season with Connacht. He made Ireland’s 45-man training squad last month and is clearly on Schmidt’s radar.Power packed: Quinn Roux has shown his quality in a fine season with ConnachtVerdict – Narrowly misses out. With Ultan Dillane providing the Irish engine room with some much-needed dynamism during the Six Nations and Iain Henderson once-again fit, it’s difficult to see a space opening up for Roux at this point. Roux’s saving grace could be Schmidt opting to use Henderson as a blindside flanker, should the Kiwi wish to bulk up Ireland’s pack to take on the Springboks.Matt Healy, Connacht and IrelandIreland aren’t short of full-backs in their back line but given that that’s the way Schmidt likes them to operate, Matt Healy’s skills at that position bode well for him this summer. Healy has shone at wing and (briefly) full-back this season for Connacht, revelling in their willingness to play from all areas of the pitch. You’ll see pigs fly before you see Schmidt adopt that same style with Ireland but there can be little doubt that Healy would relish the firm pitches of South Africa and bring plenty to Ireland’s back three.Jet-heeled: Matt Healy has been Ireland’s form wing in the Pro 12Verdict – He squeezes in. There will be times when Ireland need to chase the game against South Africa this summer and Healy is as good an option to turn to in that scenario as anyone. Ireland can’t look to simply counter the Springboks, they will need to find ways to attack them and this Connacht star would give them that.Jamie Ritchie, Edinburgh and ScotlandFrom the limited bolter opportunities of Ireland to the overflowing possibilities of Scotland. No one in the Scotland camp will be taking Japan lightly following their exploits at the Rugby World Cup last year, but it does allow for more experimentation than taking on one of the ‘big three’. Ritchie has excelled at U20 and domestic level over the past two seasons and the flanker has all the hallmarks of a future Scotland captain. Ritchie’s teammates Blair Kinghorn and Magnus Bradbury are two other dark horses to make the squad.Up and coming: Jamie Ritchie is asking questions of Vern Cotter and a tour placeVerdict – Vern Cotter takes him. With just two professional, top tier club sides in Scotland, Cotter knows the importance of talent identification and fast-tracking the right prospects into the senior national team. The benefits of Scotland’s two-match tour of Japan to Ritchie’s rugby education would be considerable.Scott Cummings, Glasgow Warriors and Scotland By Alex ShawWith the announcement of the home nations squads for the summer tours just days away, the subject of bolters is one which is on many people’s minds.We take a look at two prominent bolter candidates – who weren’t involved in their country’s Six Nations squads – from each of the home nations and give a verdict on whether or not we think they’ll make the trip.Teimana Harrison, Northampton Saints and EnglandSamu who? It is a testament to the impact Teimana Harrison has had this season that Northampton fans are able to make jokes about the departure of their highly-influential American number eight. The New Zealand-born back rower, who qualifies to wear the rose through his English father, has filled Saints’ void at eight admirably, carrying with devastating effect and battling at the breakdown with intensity and no lack of skill.Missing link: Teimana Harrison has been in irresistible form for NorthamptonVerdict – He makes it. With the prospect of a Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper and David Pocock Wallaby back row, England need to have a plan to deal with the tempo those three will inject into the game. Using Harrison as a foil to James Haskell or Chris Robshaw, or pairing him with Jack Clifford, could be intriguing ways of countering the threat ‘McPooper’ poses.Christian Wade, Wasps and EnglandFew players split England fans like Wade does. The Wasps speedster has been a prodigious attacking talent for years now but has found test opportunities limited due to a perceived weakness in defence. Wade has worked hard to improve the defensive and aerial sides of his game but that still does not seem to be enough to placate a significant amount of fans. The most important question, however, is has it been enough to assuage the worries of Eddie Jones and defence coach Paul Gustard?Waiting game: Christian Wade must wait to see if he’s been given the green light by Eddie JonesVerdict – It’s 50/50. Wade has kicked on since injury denied him a shot at the Six Nations, including a recent six-try performance against Worcester, and he has certainly hit form at just the right time. Chris Ashton and Marland Yarde have had a couple of solid if unspectacular months, whilst Anthony Watson hasn’t quite been able to hit top gear for Bath recently, either. The door is ajar for Wade and he has done everything he could possibly do to take it off its hinges, but international coaches are odd beasts. Only time will tell on this one.Ellis Jenkins, Blues and WalesWith Justin Tipuric unavailable through a period of rest from concussion, Warren Gatland will be required to explore other options for the role of Sam Warburton’s understudy. Ellis Jenkins has had breakthrough season and is more than capable of donning the six jersey but with Ross Moriarty as explosive cover for Dan Lydiate. With stiff competition from James Davies and the emerging Thomas Young, The openside is rock-solid over the ball and a ferocious tackler. He was recently named ‘Most Promising Player’ at the Welsh Rugby Writers’ awards.Class act: Ellis Jenkins has had a brilliant season at the Cardiff BluesVerdict – Jenkins tours. A potential shot at gold with the GB 7s team could prompt a tough decision for his closest rival, Davies but Jenkins has long been trumpeted as an international in the making and deserves a shot this summer. His selection would also open up the possibility of moving Warburton to six and fielding two natural opensides against the ever-impressive snafflers Ardie Savea and Sam Cane.Owen Watkin, Ospreys and WalesWatkin has been omitted from the Wales squad to play at the World Rugby U20 Championship this summer in order for him to have a period of rest and enjoy a full preseason ahead of the intensity of next season. Translated, that likely means Gatland has the destructive centre lined up for a test debut in the 2016/17 season, but that doesn’t mean people won’t speculate about his chances of boarding the plane to New Zealand this summer. Even at just 19-years-of-age, Watkin already displays a frightening combination of physical ability and technical midfield skills, as befitting a former fly-half. The summer tour selections are weeks away, so who will be inked in and will there be any surprises? RW looks into its crystal ballcenter_img Super Wadey: Christian Wade’s try scoring exploits deserve recognition Everything that was just said about Ritchie also applies to Cummings. He is a highly-talented young player, having displayed that prodigiously at U20 level, and has leadership qualities which separate him from the crowd. His playing opportunities at Glasgow should increase next season following the departure of Leone Nakarawa and the combination that he could form with Jonny Gray should be salivating for Glasgow and Scotland fans alike.Breakthrough act: Scott Cummings has impressed at age-grade level for ScotlandVerdict – He captains Scotland at the U20 Championship. With the Gray brothers entrenched in the engine room and Grant Gilchrist first in line for an opportunity behind them, Cotter could see Cummings remaining with the U20 side as being more beneficial for the lock this summer.last_img read more

Maine congregation keeps local lobster industry afloat by buying in…

June 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgMaine congregation keeps local lobster industry afloat by buying in bulk Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Egan MillardPosted Apr 20, 2020 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 A lobster boat sits at a dock in Beals, Maine. Photo: Ted Van Pelt/Creative Commons[Episcopal News Service] With little help from the federal government, small businesses across the United States are struggling to survive. In Maine, where the economy is heavily dependent on the now-decimated industries of tourism, restaurants and fishing, one particular type of very small business is caught in the eye of the economic storm: the lobsterman.About 5,000 lobstermen in the state, along with about 10,000 other workers in the industry, land more than 80% of the national catch and generate an economic impact of about $1.5 billion per year. Over the last decade, the industry has been booming, mostly thanks to China’s growing appetite for lobster; exports to China increased nearly 2,000% from 2010 to 2018. However, the boom ended abruptly in 2018 during President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, which resulted in heavy tariffs on U.S. lobster exports. Now, with sales to restaurants virtually gone, some lobstermen are selling directly to consumers to get by.One congregation is using a strength-in-numbers approach to support one of their local lobstermen. St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill has organized a bulk-buying effort, purchasing sizable amounts from a lobsterman who is a friend of several members and encouraging parishioners to buy and freeze what they won’t eat right away. Along with the church’s volunteer-run grocery delivery service, the “community-supported lobster” program also means parishioners – many of whom are elderly – can stay safe and healthy at home. And it’s a chance to indulge in something often reserved for special occasions.Lobsters await delivery to parishioners of St. Francis by the Sea and other residents of Blue Hill, Maine, on April 16, 2020. Photo: Brent Was“I think that we have the moral fortitude to do our part to eat lobster for a good cause,” said the Rev. Brent Was, rector of the church in Maine’s bucolic Mid-Coast region, a rocky stretch along the Atlantic between Portland and Acadia National Park dotted with small towns.In early April, Was took orders from parishioners and bought 90 lobsters – about a quarter of the lobsterman’s catch – which he and a few volunteers divided up and delivered. It was such a success that Was decided to make it a weekly effort. Word spread quickly, and for the second round, about a third of the orders were from locals who aren’t members of the church. Was and the volunteers delivered 295 lobsters to 43 households on April 16 – about three-quarters of the lobsterman’s catch.Some lobstermen have been selling their catch on roadsides and in supermarket parking lots, which takes up a lot of time and vastly increases their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Bulk purchases like the St. Francis program prevent that. It also gives Was a chance to do some pastoral care by having check-ins with parishioners from a safe distance and to introduce himself to others in the community.The Rev. Brent Was on Penobscot Bay in Harborside, Maine. Photo courtesy of Brent WasAlthough the program was born out of a time of crisis, Was hopes it can be part of a larger movement to revitalize local food systems when the pandemic passes. Sustainable agriculture has long been Was’ passion. He once ran a small community-supported agriculture operation (in which farms sell directly to consumers, much like the lobster program) and has a doctorate in the theology of sustainable agriculture from Episcopal Divinity School. While serving in his previous parish in Eugene, Oregon, he was a vocal activist for local food programs, and Maine’s vibrant farm-to-table culture is part of what attracted him to Blue Hill.“Sustainable agriculture at a small scale is something that’s very important to me, and it’s huge in Maine,” Was told Episcopal News Service. “Blue Hill in particular is one of the centers of the back-to-the-land movement. … So how we as a congregation will continue to work with local food systems, I’m not sure how that will look, but it certainly will.”The disruption of a global pandemic has exposed the fragility of America’s food supply chain, Was said.“I think local food systems are going to be essential for our long-term resilience, particularly for small rural communities. We’re at the end of supply chains, and so being able to support ourselves, at least somewhat, is going to be very important. And so I think this will just be a good entrance for us into that world. … When the vegetable growers start producing again, we will hopefully be connecting with them somehow.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Retail rage: Why Black Friday leads shoppers to behave badly

June 19, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Dr. Jaeha Lee and first published by theconversation.com.The manic nature of Black Friday has at times led shoppers to engage in fistfights and other misbehavior in their desperation to snatch up the last ultra-discounted television, computer or pair of pants.What is it about the day after Thanksgiving – a day meant to celebrate togetherness and shared feasting – that inspires consumers to misbehave?Fellow researchers Sharron Lennon, Minjeong Kim, Kim Johnson and I have in recent years been exploring the causes of consumer misbehavior on Black Friday, historically one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Our latest research shows how our emotions affect our likelihood to misbehave, as well as a significant difference between men and women.A fight breaks out in a Walmart in 2016.Black Friday mayhemThe term “Black Friday” first appeared in the journal Factory Management and Maintenance in 1951. It signals the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, when many retailers finally go “in the black” – that is, they become profitable for the year.More recently, Black Friday has become a setting for consumer misbehavior as shoppers compete for deeply discounted products. Fighting, pepper-spraying, dumping merchandise, ransacking stores, robberies and shootings have all been reported on Black Friday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has even issued guidelines to retailers about how to avoid injuries and deaths.In the U.S., the most shocking example of misbehavior occurred in 2008 when a Walmart worker was trampled and killed as shoppers rushed to enter the store.So what causes some consumers to behave so badly?It starts with the unique characteristics of Black Friday sales promotions and the frantic retail environment they create. Retailers heavily promote their most desirable items at deeply discounted prices in order to encourage more foot traffic. Demand for those precious few items naturally exceeds supply. That imbalance can lead to aggressive consumer behavior.But another key ingredient is sleep deprivation, which results from the very timing of the sales, which may begin at midnight or early in the morning and require eager customers to camp outside a store all night. That means many Black Friday shoppers aren’t functioning at their best, resulting in grumpy moods and bad decisions.One way to prevent consumer misbehavior from getting out of hand is ensuring plenty of staff is on hand to handle the crowds. Noah K. Murray/Invision for Target/AP ImagesImpact of crowded storesResearch my colleagues and I conducted in 2014 examined how two situational variables – large crowds and the rude, argumentative behavior of fellow shopper – affected the likelihood that otherwise jovial consumers would become Black Friday miscreants.We created a questionnaire based on past research of the topic and asked several hundred students at four universities located in different regions of the country to fill them out. We analyzed only results from the 260 participants who reported to have shopped on Black Friday in the past and completed the survey.On the whole, we found the large crowds that congregate on Black Friday actually had positive effects on consumer behavior, reducing dissatisfaction and aggression and thus errant activity as well. That is, as long as the shoppers were expecting to have to navigate very crowded stores.All it takes is one bad seed, however, to ruin the experience for others. Being unable to purchase the advertised product seems unfair, leading to misbehavior and in turn making others more likely to follow suit.Since an expectation of crowds seemed to make it less likely that shoppers would perceive inequities, posting signs at entrances or in advertisements reminding shoppers to bear with Black Friday’s crowded conditions may help keep customers civil.Thanksgiving Day holiday shoppers line up with television sets on discount at the Target retail store in Chicago, Illinois, in 2013. ReutersEmotional shoppersIn our latest study, published in June, we examined how our emotions and personality traits influence consumers and whether there are differences between women and men.We designed an online survey in which participants – 411 students who indicated they had previously shopped on Black Friday – were randomly assigned to read one of three scenarios involving a customer trying to buy a discounted item the day after Thanksgiving.In two of the scenarios, the customer went home empty-handed after not being able to make a desired purchase, either because the retailer ran out of the product or because the promotion had ended. In the third one, the participant read about a customer who managed to successfully snare the desired product – either a smartphone or clothing – at the greatly reduced price.After reading the assigned scenario, participants completed a series of scales that assessed their emotions such as anger and thrill, their personality traits and their likelihood to misbehave on Black Friday.Our findings showed that participants – both men and women – who had an emotional response to the scenarios, whether negative or positive, were more likely to be willing to engage in consumer misbehavior.As for differences between the sexes, we found that men’s capacity for self-control was the primary trait that determined whether they were likely to behave badly on Black Friday.In other words, possessing more self-control mitigated any anger that might lead to misbehavior. For women, self-control was irrelevant. What mattered for them was public self-consciousness – that is, how others viewed them. And surprisingly, women deemed to have a high degree of public self-consciousness were more likely to misbehave if they got angry.A store in London gets ready for Black Friday. Reuters/Peter NichollsBattle of the fittestBlack Friday creates a competitive environment since not all shoppers can get what they want. Thus, this competitive environment causes both positive and negative emotions. Consumers are thrilled when they get what they want and frustrated when they do not.For retailers, Black Friday is meant explicitly to attract these large crowds in hopes of ringing in more sales. But besides leading to minor misbehavior, more people jostling over a small number of deeply discounted items can also lead to injuries or even wrongful death lawsuits. Retailers need to balance making more money and the safety of their customers and workers.In general, reducing the number of unpleasant customers would improve the shopping experience for other shoppers as well as for store employees. Rather than ignoring or accommodating such shoppers, retailers should be proactive by clearly communicating store policies and quickly reacting to signs of aggression by removing the bad actors. Other steps retailers could take include adding checkout lanes to speed up traffic and putting more employees on the sales floor to improve responsiveness to shopper concerns.Ultimately, customers are responsible for their own behavior. When shoppers behave responsibly, the Black Friday experience isn’t spoiled for their fellow customers and everyone is able to buy their digital goods and clothes in a safe and relatively stress-free environment.Dr. Jaeha Lee is an associate professor of the apparel, design and hospitality management program at the North Dakota State University. She received her Ph.D. in apparel studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Lee’s research interests include consumer behavior, retail strategies and social responsibility.Note: This article incorporates elements of a piece written by the same author and published on Nov. 28, 2014. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBlack Fridaythe conversation.com Previous articleThe Apopka Voice hits a publishing milestoneNext article7 Tips to Master Mindful Shopping Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

San Pablo / URBANA

June 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgArchDaily Projects Text description provided by the architects. Location/Context The project is located in a mid-century development of Río Piedras . The neighborhood, typical of upper middle class housing developments of the time, is composed of lots averaging 1,500 m2, with individually designed custom houses. The house sits on a corner parcel, defined by a local main-street on the south-east, and by a cul-de-sac on the north side. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensSite/Zoning The site is characterized by densely vegetated lots, dominated by large, older trees, and by a rising topography which flattens out on the northern side of the property. The zoning restrictions favor single-family, single-story occupancies. Save this picture!Concept The residence, commissioned by a young family with two kids, initially started as a substantial remodeling-addition to a 1950’s house. But after the initial rehabilitation concepts proved economically unfeasible, it became a “new-house” project. The clients were particularly specific in describing their architectural intentions for the project: “…a structure that would evoke the clarity of mid-century Puertorrican modernism, with the charm and climatic responsiveness of their courtyarded, Moorish-styled, Old San Juan loft. Ironically, the initial design concept started by emulating the essence of the original house . Slowly, the project became one of reconsidering the “Spanish courtyard house” typology, itself an offspring of the Islamic influence on southern Spanish architecture, and an emblematic model of some of the early, native urbanización projects in Puerto Rico like Villa Caparra, and Sagrado Corazón developments.Save this picture!The neo-Islamic-modernist strategy played off a peripheral massing around a central patio and pool, with minimal perforations on the street side, and a gradual aperture from the interior towards the outside, similar to the Persian Iwan , and the Arabic Sahn . The plot was conceptualized as a perfect square, divided into a 9-square grid, with a central void representing the patio; the grid was then expanded into a 16-square grid, with public, semi-public, and private massings, a central patio, an oasis , a gazebo, and secondary yards, with a lateral multi-square sleeve for possible future expansion . Save this picture!Architecturally, the resulting house is dominated by a main, squarish volume, defined by the massive, “floating” roof plane, and a series of lesser rectangular bodies that seem to protrude from the larger mass. The frontal façade also features a monumental, triangular Mashrabiya, or screen, which, like the modern brise soleil, or like the native rejas , functions both for privacy and ventilation. The posterior façade also features a series of wooden brise soleils that modulate the interior-exterior transition on the rear, and help mitigate the entrance of sunlight. In terms of spatial organization, the larger, main volume houses the public spaces of the residence , while the private rooms are mainly contained by a secondary, enclosed and partially solid bar-shape structure. The outdoor terrace, pool, and gazebo are conceptually punctured out of the massive, main volume, and are defined by a smaller floating roof, and perforated end wall. Save this picture!Sustainable Features In addition of taking advantage of natural cross-ventilation, the house features a green roof , a rain-water recovery cistern, solar water-heaters, and a high efficiency air-conditioning system; the house was built using fly-ash concrete .Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessFinalists for the National Museum of African American History and CultureArticlesCentral Embassy / Amanda Levete ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!+ 33 Share Architects: URBANA Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/17517/san-pablo-urbana Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•San Juan, Puerto Rico Year:  “COPY” San Pablo / URBANASave this projectSaveSan Pablo / URBANA San Pablo / URBANA Puerto Rico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/17517/san-pablo-urbana Clipboard CopyAbout this officeURBANAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan JuanHousesPuerto RicoPublished on April 03, 2009Cite: “San Pablo / URBANA” 03 Apr 2009. 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New guide on how to learn from unsuccessful grant applications

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New guide on how to learn from unsuccessful grant applications  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 September 2011 | News Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Funding Research / statistics The Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School has published its research findings on how charities can learn and benefit from unsuccessful grant applications. The research, funded by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), also examines how grant makers can help unsuccessful applicants.The report, ‘The Art of Refusal: Promising Practice for Grant Makers and Grant Seekers’, provides guidelines to help charities reduce the time spent on unsuccessful applications. These include the need for preliminary contact with grantmakers, receiving and responding to unsuccessful applications, seeking and using tailored feedback and how to manage the news of grant refusal within their organisation.The report also features guidelines for grantmakers in the role of pre-application processes, the methods of grant refusal and best practice in giving feedback.The qualitative research project studied more than 100 grantmaking organisations and 40 grantseeking organisations.Jane Arnott, CAF’s Senior Advisory Manager for Charities and Grant Makers, said: “It’s an old but true adage that we learn more from our failures than our successes. That’s why we felt this was such an important piece of work to fund. I often have conversations with charities who are puzzled as to why an application failed. I hope these guidelines will help both charities and grant makers to improve the process and ensure less time is spent on unsuccessful applications.”‘The Art of Refusal’ is launched today at the Grant Refusal Workshop which the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is organising for its members.The guide can be downloaded fromwww.cass.city.ac.uk/research-and-faculty/centres/cass-centre-for-charity-effectiveness/resourcesPhoto: Sean MacEntee on Flickr.comlast_img read more

£120k fund from OneFamily available to help ease families’ financial strain

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_img OneFamily has created a new charity fund of £120,000 and is inviting eligible UK charities to apply to receive a share.The OneFamily Foundation Charity Fund will support campaigns or projects that help to ease the financial strain on families and have a positive social impact.This could include project that help prevent financial hardship, that support families at risk of homelessness, or campaigns for policy change that help alleviate financial pressures.As it is a new initiative, OneFamily has stated that it “is open to ideas for charity initiatives in this space”.Three grants of an average of £40,000 will be made.Applications are open from now until 9 August, and must be for a new project.Following the shortlisting process OneFamily customers will be invited to choose the three winners later this year.OneFamily FoundationThe OneFamily Foundation Charity Fund 2017 builds on the success of OneFamily’s existing Foundation work. Its Personal Grants and Community Awards, which have been running for the last two years, are estimated to have had a positive impact on the lives of 150,000 people.OneFamily is a customer-owned financial services organisation. Karl Elliott, customer strategy director at OneFamily, said: “Many people will experience financial hardship at some point in their life and by supporting charity campaigns and projects that tackle financial pressures we are doing more to help families become more financially secure.“As we’re owned by our customers, we want to do more than just provide great products. We want to help them and their communities in other ways, and the OneFamily Foundation Charity Fund enables us to do just that.” £120k fund from OneFamily available to help ease families’ financial strain Advertisement Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 13 July 2017 | Newscenter_img Separate to this new fund, you can nominate a project for a chance to win up to £5,000, £10,000 or £25,000 from OneFamily’s Community Awards. Nominations close 19th July 2017.  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  69 total views,  1 views today 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

Book launch for ‘Maroon the Implacable’

June 15, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgAudience at book launch at Temple University.WW photo: Joseph PietteFor over 30 years, former Black Panther member and Philadelphia community activist, Russell Maroon Shoatz, has been held under torturous conditions, including two decades in solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons. Shoatz’s successful escapes from two maximum-security prisons earned him the title “Maroon.”In 2013, the first published collection of his accumulated written works along with new essays was released under the title, “Maroon the Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz.” On April 5, a book launch was held at Temple University in Philadelphia. Members of Shoatz’s family were joined by local and national activists.The event opened with a recorded message from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is also serving a life sentence in Pennsylvania after being released from death row in 2011. Abu-Jamal reported that Shoatz was recently transferred from “the dungeons of SCI Greene” to “the hole” of SCI Mahanoy in southeastern Pennsylvania. Mahanoy is a lower-security prison, but Shoatz is still held in a solitary confinement unit.Temple University professor, Dr. Anthony Monteiro, who was also an activist in Philadelphia around the same time as Shoatz, welcomed the gathering as part of a two-day symposium on W.E.B. Du Bois sponsored by African American Studies. The department is currently under attack from the College of Liberal Arts dean, Teresa Soufas.Robert H. King, the only freed member of the Angola 3 and also targeted for his membership in the Black Panther Party, spoke of how he was inspired by conversations with Shoatz during his own 31 years of confinement. “Everyone who has been in prison for any length of time knows about Russell Maroon Shoatz,” King said. A legal case underway on behalf of the Angola 3 seeks to have the U.S. Supreme Court put limits on terms of solitary confinement.Entertainment was provided by Fred Ho and Ben Barson, both jazz baritone saxophonists and political activists. New York-based activists Matt Meyer and Colia Clark completed the program.Maroon’s daughter, Theresa Shoatz, announced that the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz is calling for an intense call-in and write-in effort from April 8 to May 10 to bring pressure on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to release her father from solitary confinement and into the general prison population. For information on the campaign, ­visit ­russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com.Bulletin: On April 8, lawyers for Shoatz sent a letter to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel demanding that the government end the solitary confinement of their client.Dan Kovalik, one of the attorneys representing Shoatz, said: “This type of long-term solitary confinement can only be characterized as torture. It violates a growing international consensus against such confinement, and it violates the Constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment.”The demand letter gives the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections 30 days to release Maroon to the general prison population or face a federal civil rights lawsuit.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cement factory protest

June 4, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgLimerick students walk the walk for climate change Minister asked to review need for more incinerators in Limerick Email TAGSIrish CementLimerick Against Pollutionprotest Protests planned after Irish Cement incinerator gets go-ahead Print Thousands brave the rain to ‘Speak with their feet’ at Limerick protest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin City protests over sealing of Mother and Baby home records center_img Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement [email protected] NEW environmental group has been set up in Limerick to protest against what they describe as Irish Cement’s planning application to incinerate hazardous waste at their plant in Mungret. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The type of hazardous waste they have sought planning permission to incinerate includes a million complete tyres every month, plastics, solvents, waste oils, paint sludge and sewage sludge .“Using these materials in an aged cement kiln will produce dioxins and 18 different metals that will be emitted into Limerick’s air covering a radius of 32km. If this gets the go ahead from the council and the EPA, there is a huge risk to human health,” claimed Claire Keating of the newly established Limerick Against Pollution (LAP ) group.The group has launched a campaign to create public awareness and say it has encouraged up to 1,600 objections to be lodged with the EPA from concerned residents. “The location for this development is completely unsuitable because of its proximity to residential areas including schools, playgrounds and hospitals.“57,000 people are directly at risk from the emissions that will be produced”, she added.  LAP has organised a protest March in Limerick city centre on Saturday, March 11 at 2pm.  However Irish Cement told the Limerick Post there is now over 40 years of evidence from Europe to show that using alternative fuels is a safe practice.“Cement kilns operate at temperatures far above those needed to meet the requirements of the current European regulations. Under these regulations, emissions are limited and must be monitored and reported. Independent verification of emissions compliance is also required. The evidence from around Europe shows that there is no change in the emissions as cement plants transition away from fossil fuels towards alternative fuels. “The Irish Cement factory in Limerick is now the only cement factory in Ireland not using alternative fuels. Irish Cement is confident, based on the experience around Europe, the high temperatures at which we operate and the modern systems in place, that there will be no change in emissions from the factory in Mungret,” a statement from the company added. Previous articleFilm Club at Millennium Theatre at LITNext articleTrial set for Molly Martens and father charged with Corbett killing Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook NewsCement factory protestBy Bernie English – March 9, 2017 1138 Protest planned in Limerick after Irish Cement given green light to burn alternative fuelslast_img read more

Celebration of the Arts

June 2, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter Facebook Arts Council of Midland logo Celebration of the Arts has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at DoubleTree by Hilton, second floor, 117 W. Wall St., Midland. This year’s theme is “One for all…and all for Art.” The event includes art activities for all ages, performing artists and more. Go online for tickets, sponsorship and underwriting opportunities. WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Celebration of the Arts Facebook Twitter Previous articleJerry Gilliam.jpgNext articleMother of 7 earns high school diploma Digital AIM Web Support Local News Pinterestlast_img read more