Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) Limited is the largest company in Swaziland with interests in sugar cane farming and manufacturing refined sugar products and ethanol for regional consumption and import to the rest of Africa and Europe. RSSC produces beverage-grade ethanol that is used in alcoholic beverages as well as pharmaceuticals and water treatment products. The company produces feints used to manufacture methylated spirits and bio gels. It also produces compressed molasses stillage used to produce liquid fertilisers. RSSC manages approximately 15 600 hectares of irrigated sugar cane on two estates leased from the Swazi Nation and manages an additional 5 000 hectares of half of third parties. It has capacity to produce 2.3 million tonnes of cane per season and about 430 000 tonnes of raw sugar per season. RSSC is a subsidiary of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane with headquarters in Simunye, Swaziland. Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) 2016 Presentation

first_imgInnscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 presentation For more information about Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw)  2016 presentation Company ProfileInnscor Africa Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving and durable consumer products in Zimbabwe and exports to international markets. The company is primarily involved in maize milling and the production of stock feeds, edible oils, baker’s fat and pork products; as well as poultry, table eggs and day-old chicks. A subsidiary division manufactures and markets a range of plastic carry bags, televisions, refrigerators and other general household appliances and consumables such as rice, dairy, candles and beverages. Innscor Africa Limited was founded in 1987 and its operations comprise National Foods Holding Limited, Colcom Holdings Limited, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Bakeries, Appliance Manufacturing, Natpak (Private) Limited, Profeeds (Private) Limited and Probrands (Private) Limited. Innscor Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgMargarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Key clashes: The Heineken Cup semis

first_img Saracens vs. Clermont, Twickenham – Saturday, April 26Billy Vunipola v Fritz LeeGenuine wrecking-balls are worth their considerable weight in gold and at Twickenham, two of the most effective on the continent meet head-on. Vunipola may have been wearing six at Ravenhill om the Heineken Cup quarters, but his brawn off the back of the scrum was a key factor in Saracens scraping past an immense Ulster effort. In fact, a total of 82 carries all competition – the most by anybody – tells you all you need to know about his importance.Not just a brute: Vunipola passesClermont’s pack is a mechanical, muscular beast. However, if England’s golden boy can get beyond the gainline regularly, the Top 14 giants will be thrust outside their comfort zone. Likewise, should Saracens start falling off Lee – a 17-stone Samoan with New Zealand Sevens experience and seismic power – they face a long, hard afternoon.Alex Goode v Lee ByrneMike Brown deservedly wrestled every plaudit going following a phenomenal campagin. Even so, Goode remains a fine full back who is rated very highly by Stuart Lancaster. His place on the long list of the ERC European Player of the Year award is no fluke, and follows some exceptional attacking displays in the group stages. A sickening fall in Belfast robbed him of a chance to influence the quarter final, but Goode will not flinch if Brock James tests him with a few early bombs.Preferred to the mercurial Jean-Marcellin Buttin, Byrne will be itching to prove a point and cap his final campaign in France on a successful note. Superior in the air with a monstrous boot, he also adds a bit more bulk and could easily cause havoc joining the line outside the 13 channel or off the shoulder of the superb Sitiveni Sivivatu. A far better player even than his tally of 46 Wales caps suggests, Byrne will relish another run at Twickenham.Stand up: CJ Stander has stepped up to the markToulon v Munster, Stade Velodrome – Sunday, April 27 Steffon Armitage v CJ StanderNot a direct match-up given Armitage continues in the eight shirt, but this remains an absolutely blockbuster clash that will go a long way to deciding what could be a classic encounter. During the defeat of Toulouse, Stander allowed Thomond Park to forget about Peter O’Mahony – seriously impressive given the Munster skipper’s recent form. His captain’s shoulder operation means the former Blue Bull now has a chance to dismantle another team of stellar names from the south of France.Stander’s destructive dynamism is superb to watch and this week Bryan Habana admitted he was a loss to the Springboks. Though almost half a foot shorter, Armitage offers even more mobility and – blessed with a big old backside and an awkwardly low centre of gravity – just as much strength. He has won 17 turnovers this tournament for a start. All over the park, not least at the breakdown, these two will tear into each other.A safe pair of hands: Matt GiteauMatt Giteau v James DowneyBoxing sages often say styles make fights. In rugby, contrasting approaches certainly enhance intrigue. Giteau, a canny operator from Queanbeyan who oozes class, and Downey, a downright hard-as-nails Dubliner that won a first cap at 32, are just about as different as inside centres come. And both have huge roles on Sunday. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS General Lee: Wrecking-ball back-rower Fritz Lee disposes of Manu Tuilagi in the Heineken Cup quarters And then there were four – a familiar quartet, in fact. This weekend, Saracens, Clermont, Munster and Toulon will play out the Heineken Cup semi-finals for the second successive season. The fixtures come in a different combination, but each match promises massive drama and tension, not to mention some hugely enticing individual tussles… Toulon’s former Wallaby will direct his side’s fast-paced phase-play, offering himself up as a zippy distributor and runner from first receiver. In response, Munster’s man mountain must drive rapid linespeed and marshall the mighty Mathieu Bastareaud as Leinster so glaringly failed to do. That task needs guile as well as grunt – Jonny Wilkinson and Giteau will use their behemoth midfielder as a decoy as well as a route-one cannon.Keep your eyes on future editions of Rugby World Magazine to read our exclusive column on the future of European rugby. Follow this link to subscribe.last_img read more

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Gaza’s Al Ahli Hospital appeals for urgent help

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rich McDonough says: Haynes Berk says: July 24, 2014 at 10:17 am I have often thought of how much different this sitation in Palestine and in fact the entire Middle East would be today if the Ottoman Empire had been on the allied side in the 14-18 war.Israel is the aggressor. During the Mandate, the British failed to prevent aggressive Zionist infiltration of Palestine and when the Mandate was ended Truman could not wait to recognzie and endorse the outlaw Jewish state called Israel that these infiltrators declared in 1948. The rest is history.The Zionists have always wished that Palestine was clear of all non Jews. The Uninted Nations Security Council should adopt a policy calling for all of Palestine to become a single SECULAR state with a Secular flag. Jarlusalum should be an International city? Tags Sidney Hatchl says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (11) martha knight says: July 15, 2014 at 8:02 pm I have shared much of this story earlier today via social media from The Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem. If anyone can donate it would be surely appreciative. Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm It’s time for Episcopalians to end their blind insistence that the Muslim Palestinians are the sole victims and downtrodden in this conflict. Hamas/Muslims/Palestinians are the real aggressors and major obstacle to peace. The Egyptians tried to broker a peace. Israel accepted it. Hamas rejected it by shelling the Israelis. I cannot understand why Episcopal sympathies lie with Hamas and the Palestinians. The Muslims are the real aggressors in this conflict. Quite aside I would prefer the steadfast Israelis, who share a Biblical heritage with us, on our side instead of the Muslim Hamas followers who would like to see the downfall of the U.S. Jon Swanson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Dana S. Grubb says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Douglas Ousley says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service July 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm Let’s remember that the Palestinians started this by murdering three Israelis and then pummeling innocent civilians with random bomb attacks. Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH July 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm Demonizing the Palestinians in general and Hamas in particular is an all too facile justification for Israel’s relentless decades long oppression of Gaza and the W. Bank. Israel has killed countless Palestinians and jailed countless others. The Episcopal church’s failure to draw distinctions between oppressed and oppressor seems to me a kind of moral weakness. As an an American church it should stand for human rights and secular values. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis August 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm Amen! [Episcopal News Service] Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City is appealing for urgent aid as it struggles to provide critical healthcare services to anyone in need following more than a week of Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas militants.One of more than 35 institutions run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the hospital is striving to meet the increased demands on its already-overburdened staff, who have tended to the wounded despite being surrounded by conflict, the challenges of diminishing medical supplies, and their own fatigue.“Like many hospitals in Gaza, Al Ahli Hospital is receiving patients who have been wounded, with staff working around the clock to provide them with critical medical care,” wrote Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani in an e-mail to church partners. “At the same time, Al Ahli is experiencing shortages in medicine, fuel, and food for both patients and those in the community who need help.”During the past week, the Israeli military has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Gaza, which includes 1.7 million residents and is one of the world’s most densely populated regions, in an effort to stamp out terrorist attacks against its citizens. Meanwhile, Hamas continues to fire rockets indiscriminately into Israel, with some having reached as far as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, even as Egypt attempted to broker a peace deal early on July 15.“In the last two days, the impact of the airstrikes has caused structural damages to the hospital, including its ventilation system in the operating theater and the emergency room. In addition, windows have been broken in many buildings, as well as in the new diagnostic center,” Dawani wrote in a statement.The latest statistics from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, published on July 14, report that more than 1,140 Palestinians have been wounded and 168 killed, including 133 civilians, and 36 children; more than 940 residential houses have been fully destroyed, leaving 5,600 people displaced; and 25,000 children have been traumatized and in need of psychosocial support.“As the Israeli authorities have called up 40,000 reserve troops, there are fears the conflict will escalate and many more Palestinians will be killed, wounded, or displaced,” Dawani said.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who visited Gaza in 2008 and again in 2013, told ENS that “God weeps at this war between his children. We weep as we watch the destruction, and we should be storming heaven with prayers for peace.”She noted that the Al Ahli hospital “cares for all people in Gaza, both Muslim and Christian, with selfless dedication … Please help the Diocese of Jerusalem respond to the suffering in this latest violent chapter in the Land of the Holy One.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani listen to a Muslim woman talk about the importance of Al Ahli Arab Hospital on Jan. 2, 2013. ENS Photo/Lynette WilsonThe Episcopal Church’s policy, as agreed by the 2012 General Convention, affirms positive investment “as a necessary means to create a sound economy and a sustainable infrastructure” in the Palestinian Territories and calls on the church to support “the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian study on peace with justice in the Middle East.”Alexander Baumgarten, director of justice and advocacy ministries for The Episcopal Church, told ENS: “It is imperative for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to the table, with the strong support of international leaders like President Obama, to negotiate a just, durable, and permanent two-state peace agreement. Until a secure and universally recognized Israel exists alongside a sovereign and viable state for the Palestinian people, the tragedy of the present moment threatens to become an increasingly encompassing reality for two people who have suffered the strife of conflict far too long.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said in a recent statement that he is “deeply saddened and distressed by the eruption and escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip and across Israel” and urged “all sides to show restraint and pursue dialogue to end all conflict in the region.”“As we continue urgently to hold the people of the region in our prayers, we must pray also for all people of goodwill to come together to protect the innocent and promote peace in the land.”The violence erupted following the recent abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers, and the subsequent abduction and murder of a Palestinian youth in retaliation.“These senseless crimes are wicked and must be condemned by decent people everywhere,” said Welby. “But the conflict that has arisen in the aftermath of these tragic events is the wrong way to proceed. As each day passes we see more innocent lives, including those of children, lost in the terrible cycle of revenge – no good can possibly come of this. It makes the search for a lasting peace that much harder and more elusive. We must all join hands to appeal to all sides to show restraint and to seek the way of dialogue to end all conflict in the region.”Dawani joined the patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem last week in condemning the “kidnapping and murder of young people and the violence which took place following these horrific incidents. We convey our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to their families, friends and communities.“We call upon both sides for an immediate ceasefire and the urgent resumption of peace talks.”Further information about the Diocese of Jerusalem’s appeal is available here.To support the Diocese of Jerusalem’s relief efforts in Gaza:Episcopal Relief & Development’s Middle East Fund at https://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/donate-now/individual-donation or call 855-312-HEAL (4325).American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, http://www.afedj.org— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 16, 2014 at 12:59 am Please know that the terms of the Cease Fire actually Continue Israel’s ongoing war on Gaza civilians, Continued blockade of Gaza, Continued extrajudicial assassinations, Continued imprisonment of Palestinians without charge, and Continued Occupation with No guarantees–Israel’s decades-long assault on Palestinians Human Rights will Continue–State of Seige with the Brutal Military Occupation for 47 years (per Alert, Jewish Voice for Peace). Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 17, 2014 at 10:21 am Let’s also remember that Hamas has done all in its power to ignore the citizens that it rules over in Gaza and use them as shields against Israel. They have destroyed the Gaza economy, announced that all Israelis are targets (women and children) and are a recognized terrorist organization. Even Fatah recognizes that what Hamas is doing is not only counter productive and will never result in the stated goal of Hamas (the destruction of Israel), but will only lead to more suffering of the Arab population. Until Hamas and it’s terrorist allies are eliminated, this self inflicted destruction will continue. Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Middle East An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Haynes Berk says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Gaza’s Al Ahli Hospital appeals for urgent help Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL F William Thewalt says: Louis Stanley Schoen says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. August 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm Israel has placed a blockade noose around Gaza residents for six years, cutting off water and supplies to this region. There were indigenous people, Palestinians who LIVED in Palestine prior to the establishment of the Zionist state in 1948 — the Holy Land is sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims. END the blockade of Gaza NOW. Enough innocent blood of children, women, and the old has been shed. Israel has the satellite technology to pinpoint EXACTLY where the Hamas tunnels are located without bulldozing with its U.S.-financed bombs, an entire city of human beings. Yes, human beings who are Christians and Muslims. July 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm As one who prays daily for both the Palestinian people and the Israeli people, I care deeply for the future of both peoples. I have visited both Israel and Palestine on three occasions with Episcopal Church pilgrimages and expect to return in 2015 with when my parish church goes. I have two specific comments:1) The present situation in Gaza is one of very one-sided destruction. American-supplied F16 jet fighters, Apache helicopters, bombs, etc. have wreaked a horrible suffering on the general public of Gaza, while the U.S. provided defensive missiles have almost completely shielded Israel.2) The Gaza situation has its own sad history of being for several years blockaded and under severe deprivation from adequate food, medicine, concrete to rebuild the electric power & sewage treatment facilities, etc. Even the Episcopal Church’s Ahli Hospital has been bomb damaged in the present attack. Violence on both sides only worsens the situation, with Israel’s overwhelming military has made the situation very one-sided. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm How else can you say it: Everyone is right and everyone is wrong. The Western world, deeply guilt-ridden by its own complicity in the Holocaust and in their own nations’ cultural anti-Semitism, which included discouragement of Jewish migration to their own countries during the 1930s & early ’40s, strongly supported the Zionist resettlement movement after World War II. Israel has pursued a continuous policy of claiming Palestinian lands through settlement, often after destruction of homes and forced expatriation of previous occupants. Palestinian extremists have responded with armed force, and leaders from both sides have resisted peace agreements. In an Episcopal Peace & Justice Network visit in 1995, we saw and heard all this first hand from Yassir Arafat, two Knesset (parliament) members and many people in churches, Jewish and Muslim worship sites, schools, refugee camps, workplaces, tourist attractions and on the street. With time, the violent extremists on both sides have gained increased power. The USA’s continuous, unquestioned support and funding of the Israeli military force, in spite of Israel’s resistance to our peace initiatives, has aggravated the situation.God help us all. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Israel-Palestine, Erna Lund says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 15, 2014 Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

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The Royal Marsden raises £1.6m, & other coronavirus-related appeal results

first_img With so many Covid-19 appeals raising funds for good causes around the UK, here is a round-up of some of the recent results. We’ll be back tomorrow with even more thank yous! pic.twitter.com/kmehoFHgIr— @JaneAustenHouse (@JaneAustenHouse) June 12, 2020Jane Austin’s House Survival Appeal exceeds targetJane Austin’s House Survival Appeal has exceeded its £75,000 to raise over £92,000 so far. Over 2600 people have donated to help the museum survive being closed during the coronavirus pandemic.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis WE’VE DONE IT!Well you have done it. Thank you to @paulajaynebyrne @MsAshtonDennis @GillHornby some incredible TWO THOUSAND of you glorious people!We’re going to go to bed (and sleep easy!) Advertisement Now more than ever, the world needs people with purpose.We’re proud to support 55 of our customers’ local projects through our Customer Donation Fund, to help continue their amazing work in #communities across the UK. Learn more: https://t.co/AI7I5oCvRG#ForPeopleWithPurpose pic.twitter.com/YdodiHsYFg— The Co-operative Bank UK ? (@CooperativeBank) June 15, 2020Co-operative Customer Donation Fund supports 55 projectsManchester based charity The Counselling and Family Centre and Lincolnshire based Feeding Gainsborough have received cash donations from The Co-operative Bank’s Customer Donation Fund that will enable them to continue their work in the community following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is open to organisations that are Co-operative Bank customers and hold a Community Directplus account: an account specifically for charities, co-operatives and credit unions. Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision was made to support all of the organisations who applied for grants from the Customer Donation Fund during this challenging time. 55 organisations applied for grants, and all were successful with total payments reaching over £50,000.  366 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Main image: Royal Marsden staff  365 total views,  5 views today So guys we did it! We exceeded our target. £100k in such a short period of time, all thanks to you.Our #fundraiser runs until the end of June. Please continue to share amongst your networks. Link in bio.Thank you ? for your #support.In #solidarity we stand ????? pic.twitter.com/CIyeHVCGAS— StopWatch UK (@StopWatchUK) June 20, 2020Stopwatch National Campaign for Fair & Accountable Policing Stopwatch, which campaigns for fair and accountable policing, raised more in a just over a week on GoFundMe than in the 10 years previous, it has announced. More than 2,500 people donated £86,830 to Stopwatch’s campaign, which launched on 1 June, in its first week, and the total now stands at over £107,000. The black-led charity is an independent voice on stop and search and disproportionate policing. Your support has made such a huge difference – just look at what we’ve been able to achieve in such a short amount of time! Thank you to everyone who has donated to our emergency appeal! ?????? https://t.co/1kM8rMBBKw— The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (@royalmarsden) May 15, 2020Coronavirus appeal raises £1.6million for The Royal MarsdenThe Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s emergency appeal, which launched in March, saw £1million raised in just a month, rising to £1.3m by mid-May and reaching £1.6m by 10 June.Donations from the appeal are funding mental wellbeing and psychological support for staff and has also been invested into digital resources such as purchasing iPads so that doctors are able to carry out remote consultations with patients who can stay safely at home, and WiFi upgrades on hospital wards, enabling patients to keep in touch with their loved ones while visitation is restricted.The charity is now focused on raising funds to support a number of critical research studies to investigate the impact of Covid-19 on cancer patients.center_img Melanie May | 22 June 2020 | News The Royal Marsden raises £1.6m, & other coronavirus-related appeal results The application process for Phase 2 of our Financial Hardship Funding is now live: https://t.co/bySVtPFfsu Depending on your circumstances, there are 3 possible routes you can take. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/TGXfowZAGL— Help Musicians (@HelpMusiciansUK) June 5, 2020Help Musicians hardship fund received over 3,500 applications over one weekendA £2.55m hardship fund from Help Musicians that launched on Friday 5 June to help musicians struggling financially during the Covid-19 pandemic had received over 3,500 applications by Monday 8 June with its funding mostly allocated to those most in need. It was receiving an application every 5-10 seconds.The fund follows Help Musicians’ first £5m Covid-19 fund, which it launched on 25 March – two days after lockdown was announced by the UK Government to provide immediate financial relief. The £5m ran out in a matter of days but Help Musicians was able to make further donations to musicians over the course of the following month through additional donations, taking the total donated to £8.35m to 16,700 musicians in four weeks. Help Musicians is asking individuals and organisations that love music and are able to donate to do so via its website. Stephen is a Big Issue vendor from Bournemouth. He had been rough sleeping before the lockdown, and is currently living in a hotel room. We are supporting him during lockdown to find other work and secure more permanent accommodation.Read his story here: https://t.co/d1AR53NmEJ pic.twitter.com/52CQOxfReS— The Big Issue Foundation (@TBIF) June 4, 2020Big Issue Group & Big Issue Foundation support over 1,600 vendors through Covid-19 appealThe Big Issue Group and The Big Issue Foundation have announced that to date The Big Issue staff have supported over 1,600 vendors across the UK with over £400,000 has been dispersed in the form of food vouchers, meter top-ups and other emergency aid as a result of their emergency Covid-19 appeal.The Big Issue asked its vendors to stop selling on streets across the whole of the UK with immediate effect on 20 March for the foreseeable future. To support its vendors during this time, an urgent appeal was launched asking the public to give to an appeal fund or to subscribe whilst vendors were unable to sell the magazine.The Big Issue Group also launched an app and secured listings in major retailers, including Morrisons, Waitrose, WH Smith, Sainsbury’s, McColl’s and Co-op.  In addition, The Times newspaper group chose The Big Issue Foundation as one of two recipients of a reader appeal, while a number of partners have also provided support through company-wide subscriptions or grant funding including Advent International, Permira, Crisis, Barratt Homes, Veritas Asset Management.Alison Newman, Chair of the Board of Trustees The Big Issue Foundation, said:“The overwhelming response to our Covid-19 appeal has enabled us to provide additional support to Big Issue vendors during this critical time.  The outpouring of public support for our vendors has provided the hand up that they so needed.” We did it ?? We’ve now raised £500,000 for @NHSCharities ?? Thank you everyone for taking part in #PEWithJoe pic.twitter.com/VeSmouGHVJ— The Body Coach (@thebodycoach) June 5, 2020Joe Wicks raises £500,000 for NHS Charities TogetherJoe Wicks has raised £500,000 for NHS Charities Together from sales of PE with Joe t-shirts and YouTube ad revenue from his PE with Joe workouts, which he has been doing five mornings a week since lockdown commenced. Tagged with: appeals COVID-19 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.last_img read more

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The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing amazon Amazon HQ2 Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2 Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Affordable Housing amazon Amazon HQ2 2018-03-12 Scott Morgancenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The hottest question in business for the past six months has been, “Where will Amazon build its second headquarters?” With many cities still in the mix, it’s still anyone’s guess … but Zillow thinks it has it figured out.A new study by Zillow predicts that Amazon will choose either Atlanta or Northern Virginia, near the Capital Region, for its much-sought-after HQ2. Zillow’s prediction is not a capricious one. The firm polled 85 housing experts and economists. Twelve said that Atlanta seems to be the likeliest bet. That’s the largest single consensus of the poll. The city, Zillow said, has an enviable combination of steady growth and appeal with generally affordable housing and rents.In fact, among the 20 cities on Amazon’s list (winnowed from an original list of 238 bids), “Atlanta has the fourth-lowest home values and rents, making it an attractive option for Amazon, which is expected to hire as many as 50,000 people to come work at the new headquarters,” the report stated.Also, Atlanta “is undergoing an urban renaissance with new public infrastructure providing attractive opportunities for employers seeking to lure young urbanites,” said Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas.In addition to affordability, experts cited land availability, talent, and business-friendly tax codes as a few reasons why they believe Amazon will choose Atlanta as its second headquartersNot so far from Atlanta, Northern Virginia is among the more expensive housing markets on the top 20 list. However, placement here would “put Amazon at the doorstep of the nation’s top policymakers. In other words, exactly the kind of place that a major business could inject with stable and steady job opportunities,” the report claims.“Northern Virginia has its benefits as well,” said Terrazas, “as it’s close to a highly educated workforce and a well-developed public transit infrastructure in the D.C. area.”A growing tech workforce was another major reason by Northern Virginia is in a neck-and-neck tie with Atlanta. As with Atlanta, 12 experts said Northern Virginia would be the place.Close behind Atlanta and the D.C. Area is Austin, one of two Texas cities in the running for HQ2, and the second-likeliest option. Eleven experts said Austin, with its tech growth and strong appeal overall, would be the place for Amazon. The other Texas city still in the hunt, Dallas, is considered the fourth-most-likely home for Amazon.Least likely to win the coveted HQ2 are New York and Los Angeles, Zillow reports. Both markets’ biggest drawback is how expensive it is to live there already—something Amazon is reported to be taking seriously.Wherever HQ2 goes, that city will need to be prepared for some real impact.”The potential economic benefits of hosting Amazon HQ2 are tantalizing, and will tempt the 20 municipalities still in the hunt to dangle significant tax incentives to get a deal done,” said Terry Loebs, Founder of Pulsenomics. “These cities should be prepared not only to justify their financial inducements, but to carefully weigh the social risks and costs that could accompany their HQ2 commitment. The mix and degree of these potential risks, such as diminished affordable housing stock, more congested roadways, and greater income inequality, vary considerably across the 20 markets.”But wherever it goes, if history is any guide, the effects will be sizable.”As the experience of Seattle suggests, Amazon will not only directly bring thousands of high-paying jobs to the chosen city, but also has the potential to transform the regional economy,” Terrazas said.  “The local jobs boom that Amazon’s HQ2 promises will spur demand for the full spectrum of housing types, ranging from urban apartments to suburban single-family homes.”Amazon will let us know who wins the prize later this year. Previous: How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey? 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Council blocks Bod’s book depository

first_imgThe future of Oxford University’s world famous Bodleian Library has been left hanging in the balance after an appeal against plans blocking a £29million extension was thrown out.The latest blow to the library’s hopes of development came when a planning inspector hearing the appeal dismissed the Bod’s ambitious plans on the grounds that they would damage the city’s historic ‘dreaming spires’ skyline and that there was too much of a flood risk.Dannie Onn, the Government-appointed inspector, said in his report that the ruling was based on the stipulation that the depository “should not undermine the character of the city, which is a fundamental asset to the university.”Permission for the eight million volume capacity book depository to be built was initially granted by the strategic planning committee late last year, in a tight vote of six to five, but days later the decision was overturned when 14 Oxford City councillors insisted the application should be referred to the full council. Oxford University’s subsequent appeal of the decision has now also be quashed.‘Over-congestion’ and ‘unsafe conditions’Dr Sarah Thomas, Oxford University’s Head Librarian, said that the decision had left much of the Bodleian’s invaluable collection at risk and that staff would have to quickly generate new ideas on how to save it.“This is obviously a great disappointment but the pragmatic approach is to move on,” she said.“The Library has suffered from over-congestion in unsafe conditions because of inadequate storage for years.“We will now need to be creative about rethinking our management of collections. Tough decisions will need to be taken.”Among the organisations which objected to the planned development at the Osney Mead industrial estate on the city’s outskirts were The Oxford Preservation Trust, Oxford Civic Society, Oxfordshire Campaign to Protect Rural England and Oxford Green Belt Network. All raised concerns that the new building would clutter Oxford’s famous “dreaming spires” skyline.Hopes for Osney Mead overOxford City councillor Colin Cook confirmed that Oxford University’s hopes to develop Osney Mead were almost certainly over.“I would have thought so,” he said. “At least on that particular site anyway.” He added that several alternative sites had been suggested at the planning inquiry, but most of them lay outside of the city’s boundaries.“We will work with the university in whatever way we can to achieve the book depository for them that they clearly need.”Apart from the collection itself, this latest ruling against the library’s expansion programme could also put plans to construct a new £5 million display hall in jeopardy.Publishing magnate Julian Blackwell, of Blackwell publishing and retailers, provided the funding for this project in a generous gift to the Bodleian made earlier this year – the largest single cash donation ever made to a university library in the UK.The gift had been intended to pay for the building of Blackwell Hall, allowing the Bodleian’s priceless collection to be more freely exhibited to the public, but staff at the university confirmed at the time that the scheme could come under threat if the planned extension at Osney Mead was not built.The Bodelian possesses a copy of almost every book ever printed in England and adds an additional 5,000 volumes to its catalogue every week. Its treasures include the earliest complete book written in the English language, Shakespeare’s First Folio and the original manuscripts of many classic novels, such as Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein.”Cherwell visited the Bodleian’s underground book stacks last yearlast_img read more

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Oxford Students outspend Cambridge counterparts by thousands of pounds

first_imgA student at Oxford will spend, on average, £24,760 per year to live and study in the city, compared to the average Cambridge student’s £20,266, according to a recent study by price comparison website GoCompare.com.Though both universities charge the same fees for tuition, and students at both spend the same on books and academic equipment (£14 monthly), Oxford students spend significantly more on accommodation and socialising.Oxford students are caught out by hefty student housing prices, which average out at £568 per month for those living in College, and £563 per month for those living out. The average Cambridge student will, by contrast, pay just £433 per month when living in college, and £498 per month when out.The study also found that Oxford students spend nearly twice as much on their social life (£182 per month) as Cambridge students (£95 per month).Along with socialising, Oxford students also spend £182 per month on clothes. This is a full six times as much as Cambridge students, who spend just £30 per month.The study also ranked UK universities by cost. Whilst Cambridge came in 38th place, Oxford and Oxford Brookes were the only non-London universities in the top ten, coming 7th and 10th respectively.Earlier this year, Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) succeeded in preventing the University from raising tuition fees for the 2015 intake from £9000.The 2016 intake are, like students at a majority of Russell Group universities, to be charged the maximum permitted by the government, £9250.Magdalen second year Katie Mennis, describing the lifestyle that her boyfriend, also an Oxford student, leads, told Cherwell: “Being at Oxford is so expensive [for him] that I’m essentially a sugar mama”.The University and OUSU have been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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HCCC’s new ‘Teacher as Artist’ exhibit features Professor Katie Niewodowski

first_imgThe HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs welcomes Hudson County community members, organizations, businesses, and school groups to enjoy our cultural programs at the College. Groups of 6 to 30 visitors are invited to free 45-minute tours of the current exhibition.The HCCC Gabert Library is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The HCCC North Hudson Campus Library is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both libraries will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer semesters. Summer hours are effective through, and fall hours are effective after Aug. 18.More information may be obtained at www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs, by emailing Cultural Affairs Director Michelle Vitale at [email protected], or by phoning 201-360-4176. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium, 71 Sip Ave., Jersey City. Mocktails will be served; there is no charge for admission. Photo identification must be shown when entering the HCCC campus.Katie Niewodowski grew up in Florida and has lived in Jersey City since 2006, where she creates art and owns a personalized portrait company, Petitraits. Hudson County Community College (HCCC) celebrates the work of Professor of Visual Arts Katie Niewodowski in the upcoming “Teacher as Artist” exhibition.Curated by HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs Director Michelle Vitale, the exhibition of Professor Niewodowski’s work may be viewed from Aug. 1 through Dec. 15 at two locations: the Gabert Library, 71 Sip Ave., Jersey City, and the North Hudson Library, 4800 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City. As always, the exhibition is open to everyone in the community, and there is no charge for admission.Members of the community are also invited to an Artist’s Reception on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The reception, which will be hosted by the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and Jersey City Pride, is an official Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival event commemorating Stonewall 50 and celebrating World Pride. By Katie Niewodowski ×By Katie Niewodowski She is a professor of Visual Arts at Hudson County Community College, Montclair State University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. Niewodowski received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and her Master of Fine Arts from Montclair State University in 2005.Inspired by the structure of cells and the universe, Niewodowski’s art is a meditation on life. The artist explores repeating patterns in nature, the interconnectedness of life forms, and the portal into their networks. Her portfolio includes portraits, drawings, prints, and multidimensional objects. She uses materials such as acrylic and oil paint, silicone, polymer clay, resin, plastic, Styrofoam, mirrors, and wood.The HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs supports local visual and performing artists through a variety of solo and group exhibitions and an array of concerts, readings, and other events.last_img read more

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