City bonuses facing round two of taxes

first_img Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Share DOWNING STREET has confirmed the government is considering a second bank levy on pay and profits, after new figures estimated the bonus payout for the City would be around £7bn this year.Any new levy will take the form of a Financial Activities Tax (FAT), which would be imposed on remuneration and profits.David Cameron will use his conference speech today to promise to “sort out the banks”, who he says are not doing enough to boost the economic recovery.“Taxpayers bailed you out – now it’s time for you to repay the favour and start lending to Britain’s small businesses again,” he will say.“This is basically a slap in the face for banks. They will not get away with it,” said a source close to the Prime Minister.The government is stepping up its threats after the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said the total bonus payout in the City would fall to £6.9bn this year, compared to £7.3bn in the 2009-10 financial year. However, the taxman will take home more of the bonus than the person who earned it, as the new tax rate of 50 per cent on income over £150,000 comes into force.Earlier this week, the Treasury indicated it would be willing to introduce a FAT for banks and large building societies, as long as a handful of other nations, such as France and Germany, follow suit.Chancellor George Osborne is planning to discuss the FAT with other finance ministers at international meetings like the G20 to gauge support.Even if nations like Hong Kong, which is fast-becoming a major international banking centre, refuse to sign up to the FAT, the government is prepared to press ahead with the plans. whatsapp Tags: NULL City bonuses facing round two of taxes Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 5 October 2010 8:19 pmlast_img read more

IPL 2020 : Byju’s pull out from Kolkata Knight Riders, MPL…

first_img Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia Cricket Abhishek Madhavan, VP Growth and Marketing MPL said, “We are excited to be the principal sponsors for KKR. The team has been a household name right from the start and have won the prestigious IPL championship twice” Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Cricket CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Though official release by KKR, did not gives any insight into the pull out by Byju’s but release clearly says now Mobile Premier League is now its principal sponsor.  India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Cricket TAGSByju’s pull out from KKRIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020KKR – MPLKolkata Knight Riders SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFormer teammate of Bray Wyatt reacts on his 6-second loss against The Rock at Wrestlemania 32Next articleUEFA Champions League Quarter Final LIVE: Manchester City vs Lyon Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch Live Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Post FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Latest Sports News Football Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Byju’s had acquired the title sponsorship of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League 2020 in March. The Indian national cricket team sponsor brand had replaced Nokia as the title sponsor of the Shah Rukh Khan-co-owned IPL team.InsideSport tried reaching out to Byju’s for its official stand on pull out from KKR team but did not get any reply. Kolkata Knight Riders can breathe easy as after unexpectedly losing out Byju’s as title partner for the team, Sharukh Khan’s team has signed Mobile Premier League as its new partner.  InsideSport also reached out to KKR for the official reason of the pull out by Byju’s for whom KKR’s promoter Sharukh is the brand ambassador. No one from the KKR’s side is ready to speak about Byju’s pullout. According to the sources, Byju’s had pulled the plug on KKR once VIVO had decided to pull out from IPL 2020. The source further informed InsideSport that, citing the backlash on anti-China sentiment, Byju’s pulled out from KKR.Also Read : 2020 : Byju’s pull out from Kolkata Knight Riders, MPL is the new partner “We are very excited to partner with MPL, which is vibrant Indian start-up company promoted and run by a group of young and innovating people in esports and gaming, that is bound to grow significantly”, declared Venky Mysore, CEO and MD Knight Riders.  WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kunal Dhyani – August 14, 2020 Cricket IPL 2020 : Byju’s pull out from Kolkata Knight Riders, MPL is the new partner Cricket Latest Sports News Before Byju’s, Nokia had called off the long standing relationship with KKR/ The Finnish mobile phone handset brand had sponsored the KKR for nine of the past 12 seasons of the IPL. Gionee had replaced Nokia between 2015 and 2017, before the latter returned to the Kolkata IPL team with a two-year deal. WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries IPL 13 is scheduled to start on September 19 in the UAE and conclude on November 10 which will feature two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and seven other teams. Cricket CPL 2020 is scheduled to start on August 18 and conclude on  September 10 in Trinidad, which will feature three time champions, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) and five other teams.  ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipperlast_img read more

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( 2016 Presentation

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 presentation For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (  2016 presentation Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This is my top oil stock pick for 2020, and I’m buying

first_img Full year results from Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LSE: GKP) are due on 26 March, and on Tuesday, the oil producer gave us a 2019 operational update.Gulf Keystone, which operates in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, came close to going bust in its early days. The company shipped oil via the Kurdistan regional government, but the government wasn’t paying and the cash almost ran out. But since a regular payment schedule was set up, cash has been coming in pretty much monthly, just a few months in arrears.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The latest payment, announced on 8 January, was for $21.7m gross ($17m net to Gulf) for oil sales in August. The result of the payment programme is something unusual — a smaller oil firm with surplus cash. There was, in fact, net cash of $192m on the books at 20 January.Awash with cashGulf is returning some of that cash to shareholders via a share buyback, which it also confirmed on Tuesday. It will immediately commence the final $10m of the planned $25m purchase announced on 10 December. Total share buybacks amount to $35m to date.In addition, Gulf paid out a total of $50m in dividend cash in 2019. Investors in struggling oilies, particularly those shouldering big debt burdens, must look enviously on the firm.That the company is buying back shares rather than paying special dividends suggests it thinks its shares are undervalued. I agree. But first, how did the year go?Gulf met its 2019 production guidance with an average of 32,883 barrels of oil per day (bopd), and is currently pumping approximately 40,000 bopd. The firm has also commenced oil exports via pipeline from its Shaikan project, which should improve its output capabilities in 2020.Why I’ll buyHealthy production levels and strong cash generation are enough in themselves to make me interested in buying Gulf Keystone shares. Financial fundamentals help too, with analysts rating the shares at a P/E of 12.8. That’s not amazingly cheap, but then I look at how it will drop if current forecasts turn out accurate.It’s all down to development plans for the Shaikan field, and Gulf has been working on expanding annual production significantly. The firm aims to raise its production by between 30% and 45% in 2020, targeting 43,000 to 48,000 bopd.There’s some de-bottlenecking and work on facility expansion needed, but it says that’s on schedule.Looking to the longer term, it is aiming at production of 55,000 bopd, which it says it should achieve by the third quarter of 2020.As a result of the expected rise in earnings per share, City experts are putting Gulf shares on a forward P/E of 6.5 in 2020, dropping as low as 3.9 for 2021. Meanwhile, dividend yield predictions suggest 5.2% for 2020 and 6.5% a year later.RiskThe only real risk I see is for Northern Iraq to turn catastrophic again, and that’s not a trivial risk.But against that, we’re looking at an oil company paying dividends on a par with Shell, but without the debt problems of Premier Oil or Tullow Oil, and on a cheap growth valuation. And with proven reserves and strongly rising production, unlike UK Oil & Gas.Am I going to buy? Unless something goes drastically wrong in the next month or so, I certainly am. This is my top oil stock pick for 2020, and I’m buying See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft 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.center_img Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 | More on: GKP 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Critique gently, encourage fiercely

first_imgInspiration Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herecenter_img TAGSInspiration Previous article5 Easy Easter Egg Decoration Ideas For the Whole FamilyNext article“New Errol” to include Adult Living Facility Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 by Scott Sauls, Christ Presbyterian Church Thanks to social media, we are more connected than ever.We are a lot lonelier, too.Social media does have its benefits. Like steak, wine, and politics, social media can add value to our lives in moderation. But like steak, wine, and politics, it can also damage health if we consume too much. For example, according to a 2015 Forbes study, as social media engagement increases, so does anxiety and depression. Rather than create belonging, trading presence and eye contact for a screen can feed narcissism, gossip, comparison, low self-esteem, and isolation. This should not surprise us, because digital likes, follows, feeds and fans are weak imitations of actual, in-the-flesh friends. Promising to cure our loneliness, they rarely deliver. Instead, they add to our loneliness.This loneliness of ours is not a flaw. We aren’t lonely because something is wrong with us. We are lonely because something is right with us.Our loneliness is the image of our Triune, communal God in us, beckoning us to connect; to know and to be known; to love and to be loved; to befriend and to be befriended. Loneliness urges the withdrawn self to engage. It calls the online persona to become a person again. It calls the impostor to get healthy by getting real.Loneliness begins to fade when the image-conscious self-editor, the retreater, the hider, and the poser in us begins a transition toward transparency. But transparency can be fearsome and disorienting.In an interview about his book, How I Lost Five Pounds in Six Years, comedian Tom Arnold got honest and said that the reason he writes books, the reason he does comedy—the reason he does everything—is because he is deeply broken and is desperate for people to like him.Tom Arnold’s (and our) insatiable hunger for “likes” taps into the image of God in us and our longing to be known and loved, to be exposed and not rejected. It also taps into our fear of being cast out, excluded, diminished and forgotten by the people we let in. Because ours is a world of judgment, isolation, and fear—because we have reasons to assume the world is not safe—we become social chameleons, blending into the colors and textures of whatever environments we inhabit. We have a chameleon fig leaf self for each situation—our work self, our party self, our church self, our at-home self, our Internet self, and many other selves that we “put on” to self-protect. Like the chameleon, we are in chronic adaptation mode, tweaking our external colors and textures to blend in and belong and to ward off potential predators. Sadly, this destructive strategy appeals to our frail and fearful hearts.We want to be vulnerable, to love and be loved, yet we are afraid to risk and expose/extend our true selves.But CS Lewis was right: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Give a piece of your heart to another person, and your heart may be wrung and possibly broken. And yet, says Lewis, the only place outside of heaven where we can be completely safe from all the dangers of love……is hell.How can we find healing for our ache of loneliness? Where can we turn in our search for connection and for a safe space to know and be known? In our age of church shopping, church critiquing, church splitting, and church leaving, it seems we have forgotten Jesus’ vision for the church. We must remember that the church is not a social club for well-dressed posers; it is a hospital for the sick and Jesus is the Chief Physician. The local church is a detox center for addicts—for those addicted to drugs and sex, as well as junkies desperate for their next hit of porn, gossip, power, recognition, greed, and retail therapy.Jesus’ vision for the church as a purposeful, powerful, healing, safe hospital for the sin-sick addict in all of us stands in stark contrast with our all to common view of the church as an optional, shiny social club add-on to our lives.Membership in a local church means joining your imperfect self to other imperfect selves to form an imperfect community that, through Jesus, embarks on a journey toward a better future together. As Bonhoeffer reminds us, he who loves his dream of community more than the Christian community itself, with all of its weaknesses and frailties, becomes a destroyer of Christian community. When we dismiss the local church, we dismiss and become destroyers of Jesus’ first and foremost love.If only there were a church resembling the church of the New Testament, we tell ourselves, then we wouldn’t be so cynical about the local church. We forget that the church at Corinth was narcissistic, arrogant, dysfunctional, litigious, and sometimes adulterous, racist, and unjust. Yet, it received more redemptive attention and energy from Paul than any other “New Testament” church. It seems that as Paul beheld the wormy caterpillar that was Corinth, he also envisioned the butterfly. He seemed confident that He who began a good work in them would be faithful to complete it.How do we experience loneliness-slaying love in the midst of imperfect, messy community? It has been said, “Be kind because everyone you meet is fighting a hard, hidden battle.” As we limp toward transparency and community and friendship with our own fears and insecurities, we recognize that we aren’t alone. We are all much afraid. We all feel more insecure than confident, more weak than strong, more unlovable than lovely, more irredeemable than redeemed. When we see that we are not alone, we can reach out to one another. Don’t underestimate the power of words. While shaming words can take courage out of a soul, encouraging and affirming words can put courage back in.When you offer critique to another soul, do it gently.When you offer encouragement to another soul, do it fiercely.“But,” we groan, “there are some things that bother me about this community, and there are people that I really don’t like.” Moving even toward people we don’t particularly like can give us our best opportunities to love. Biblical love is neither a second-hand emotion nor a sweet, old-fashioned notion. Love is actually a battlefield designed to reshape us into the likeness of the One who first loved us when we were not friends to him, but enemies. God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. We love, not in a sentimental sense, but in the gutsy, costly sense, because He first loved us. We do not have the resources in ourselves to extend such selfless love. We are resourced by another, by Jesus Himself.Emerson once wrote, “The blessing of old friends is that you can afford to be stupid with them.” With Jesus, we can afford to be stupid with Him because He has taken our shame away by moving our judgment day from the future to the past. His death, burial, and resurrection have established us as His beloved Bride, as those of whom he is not ashamed to call his sisters and brothers. We are and forever will be the cherished and kept daughters and sons of His Father, who is also our Father. We are not a consumer good to Jesus, therefore we are not consumed. We are his forever family—fully known and fully loved; completely exposed and never rejected.We can befriend others because this Jesus is our Friend. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

What the season of fall – and science – teaches us…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear By Samer Zaky, Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh and first published on was launched as one and ended up being trillions of them. The cells composing my body are amazing micro-machines; one hundred of them can fit into the period at the end of this phrase. Regardless of my awareness, each of these teeny tiny units strictly performs its own intricate duties: breathing in oxygen and secreting out carbon dioxide, multiplying by splitting into two, migrating around or idling for a while, and ultimately maturing to lay down the specific type of supporting structure known as matrix. The matrix surrounds the cell and sustains its specific function – like a soft matrix for skin and hard matrix for bones or teeth.A cell even has its own brain or, if you will, control panel: the nucleus. This nucleus contains the instructions for building a cell and an entire individual. This four-letter code, known as DNA and measuring 2 meters long from a single nucleus, dictates every single programmed task the cell performs during its life.Interestingly, the function of a cell does not end at maturation or when it finishes secreting the matrix. The cell’s function is only complete after its final task which is, amazingly, to die: programmed cell death. The term “programmed” describes the organized, planned and careful dismantling of the cell’s components rather than a sudden unpredictable ruination.Carefully dismantling lifeThe planned process could be compared to the careful disassembly of a Lego castle. In contrast to the instant gravity-driven wreckage on the ground, pieces are taken off and organized back into their original slots to be eventually reused and reassembled into another complex construction. This organized and programmed “ending” of the life of a cell was sensibly given the biological term “apoptosis” – from Greek “apo,” which means off/away, and “ptosis,” which means dropping, referring to the falling leaves.What is more intriguing than the apoptosis process itself is the analogy behind its name. During autumn, leaves dry and fall off the tree. Despite leaving an obvious leafless and seemingly lifeless structure, it is only by shedding its leaves that the tree can survive the windy and sun-deprived winter when sudden gusts could blow down a tree laden with a large surface area of leaves.In other words, dismissing its leaves before winter, the tree prepares to reduce wind resistance and to save energy to re-blossom in the spring.The death of the part – the leaf – as sad as it may seem, is for the sake of the life of the whole tree. If leaves do not leave (is that where their name comes from?!), the whole tree will die, taking with it the lingering leaves. Similarly, the apoptosis of a cell is a necessary sacrifice to preserve the life of the whole body.Life goes on …Taking our bones as an example, the balance between the newborn and dying cells is the key to the natural turnover for our healthy skeleton. In fact, about 10 percent of our bone mass is renewed every year with cells dying and new ones taking their place. When the balance of this process is disrupted, disease results. Too many dying cells leads to the loss of bone mass, such as in a condition known as osteoporosis, which means porous bones. Too many new cells lead to bone tumors. Having their programmed death gone awry, cells multiply indefinitely and uncontrollably – a condition known as cancer – which sets the whole body to an eventual death.On different scales – the leaf for a tree, the cell for the body, the individual for the society – what we perceive as death is actually an act of carrying on life. Mourning the separation from our beloved inevitably, and rightfully, overrides our understanding – or rather the inability to understand – death, life’s plainest and most puzzling fact and inescapable fate.All of us will eventually drop off the tree. In fact, birth could ironically be regarded as the primary predisposing factor for death; the only guarantee not to fall off is not to get seeded in the first place.Before it is too lateHaving experienced wet eyes, I am not trying or daring to make the departure of our beloved ones into a soothing scientific technicality or underestimate the associated feelings. Indeed, despite what we can learn from trees, we are not trees: Feelings are an integrated part of our existence and are what makes us human.Ruth McKernan, a British neuroscientist who studies how our brain functions, having struggled through the moments of her father’s agony and endured the grief of separation, puts it this way in her book “Billy’s Halo”: “That is science and that is real life. At the moments of separation, all the theory doesn’t make it easier to bear.”This fall, while contemplating the panoply of the fall colors and the leaves dropping, let us remind ourselves to cherish our seniors while they are around. Acknowledging that our comfort and joy are not synonymous, let us serve them with an appreciation for what they have contributed in our lives.Remembering who have passed, let us celebrate their legacy that paved the way to new blossoming generations; and certainly we shall mourn our beloved who have prematurely left. Let us decide to do the best we can, wherever and whenever we can for our family, friends, coworkers and all our fellow “leaves” in society as long as we are still connected to its branches. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleApopka Chamber announces its business awards for 2018 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

New National Fundraising Manager at PDSA

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Simi Epstein has been appointed as the National Fundraising Manager of veterinary charity PDSA.Previously Head of Community Fundraising at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Simi more than doubled their community fundraising income during her five years there. She joined PDSA at the end of August.Simi said: “Each year, PDSA PetAid services provide some 1.3 million free veterinary treatments to sick and injured pets across the UK. Community fundraising already plays a crucial role in supporting this and my aim is to develop this, paying particular focus on how to engage individuals and get them more involved. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New National Fundraising Manager at PDSA Howard Lake | 19 September 2006 | Newscenter_img “I would like to introduce a number of mass participation events, as well as developing key areas such as marathons, challenge events, schools and individual fundraising.”  31 total views,  2 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Fundraising Initiatives creates ‘premium’ face-to-face fundraising agency

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 Researching massive growth in giving. Fundraising Initiatives creates ‘premium’ face-to-face fundraising agency Howard Lake | 9 November 2012 | News Individual giving specialists The Fundraising Initiatives group has created a face-to-face fundraising agency that will provide a “premium service of elite in-house teams of experienced face-to-face charity fundraisers” who will undertake “highly targeted” street fundraising campaigns.Person to Person Direct Ltd, run by Rich Mullens, joins four other UK subsidiaries of Fundraising Initiatives Holdings Ltd, including Premier Contact and Workplace Giving, that offer services ranging from telephone fundraising and payroll giving to donation processing, online giving, and charity lotteries. Since 1999 Fundraising Initiatives Ltd has become one of the leading providers of door-to-door and private site face-to-face fundraising in the UK.The company intends that Person to Person Direct Ltd (P2P) will help to drive up standards of face-to-face fundraising (F2F) on the street through its use of experienced career fundraisers, targeting specific demographics and the in-house contact between the charity and the fundraisers on the streets. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies face-to-face Fundraising Initiatives Individual givingcenter_img Mullens said: “Amid widespread scrutiny from Government, media and the public, there is an urgent need to demonstrate how standards in face-to-face street fundraising can be built upon and improved. No other method enables charities to secure steady, reliable income streams quickly and many rely upon it.”Mullens has worked in F2F fundraising for seven years and delivered a range of successful campaigns including one which won the 2011 National Award for Best Use of Face-to-Face. He has also helped introduce mobile technology such as the use of iPads to F2F campaigns. World Vision UKP2P is already working with international children’s charity World Vision UK. Its campaign targets a specific demographic profile, inviting them to become a child sponsor by donating £22.80 a month by Direct Debit.A dedicated trainer from the charity ensures that the street fundraisers get to receive the very latest information about the organisation’s work and campaign messaging. In addition, there are regular meetings between the charity staff and its P2P team of fundraisers.Richard Lawrence, World Vision UK’s Face to Face Fundraising Manager, said: “While there is much talk about the challenges of street fundraising, we know that when it is done well it is one of the most successful ways to attract new long term supporters. I believe it can continue to be a great way for us to encourage support and we’re looking forward to using the combined skills and experience of P2P and our own in-house staff…”Cathy Sullivan, founder and CEO of the Fundraising Initiatives Group added: “Street fundraising in the UK has seen incredible growth over the past twelve months of almost 40%… It’s crucial that street fundraising strikes a balance of delivering results and the skills and capability that can provide a positive experience and engender public trust”  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

N Ireland received £3.8 million last year from BBC Children in Need

first_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 5 March 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  279 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  278 total views,  5 views today BBC Children In Need (CIN) distributed grants worth £3.8 million in Northern Ireland in 2018, representing 7% of total UK grant giving, according to its latest annual accounts.The figure is an increase on the 2017 total of £3.5 million. Northern Ireland also received £240,000 in emergency grants last year.CIN’s main grant programme gave out £3.3 million in Northern Ireland while the small grants programme distributed £500,000. This represented 39 and 60 projects respectively.Throughout the UK CIN is in the main a responsive funder – some 89% of the 2018 grants totalling £63.3m (total of small and main grants) go to support organisations who apply to CIN for funding. The balance of grant giving (£3.4 million) is distributed collaboratively with organisations working with young people.CIN continues to prioritise supporting children affected by poverty and deprivation, with 35% of grants going to projects in that area. Disability (22%), marginalised groups (15%) and young people in distress (10%) are also a focus of grant giving.The types of project supported cover a wide range, with youth services (25%), arts/creativity (12%) and counselling (11%) the main priorities.Children in Need’s small grant programme includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year, which supports projects for up to three years, while the main grants programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years.In Northern Ireland 62,000 children were supported by CIN’s grant giving last year. N Ireland received £3.8 million last year from BBC Children in Need Tagged with: BBC Children in Need Funding Northern Ireland Research / statisticslast_img read more