Foyles profits surge after boom at London flagship

first_img Share Foyles profits surge after boom at London flagship More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 whatsapp KCS-content Thursday 23 September 2010 8:14 pm Show Comments ▼center_img Foyles bookshop yesterday announced profits ahead of expectations for the financial year with operating profits up five-fold year-on-year. Like-for-like sales grew by 9.7 per cent, following a bumper Christmas. The net pre-tax profit figure for the year ended 30 June was £335,935 whilst turnover grew by 1.9 per cent to £23.1m. The directors have once again decided not to pay a dividend in order to strengthen the balance sheet Sales growth has mainly come from the two established bookshops at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and St Pancras International station as well as the flagship store at Charing Cross Road. The store has a planned ground floor extension reiterating the company’s growth trend. Chairman of Foyles, Christopher Foyle said: “I am very pleased with the trading results for the year.” 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.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Champion Breweries Plc ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Retirement saving: only 4% of Britons made this ‘no-brainer’ move last year

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Retirement saving: only 4% of Britons made this ‘no-brainer’ move last year “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon has a position in Fundsmith Equity. The Motley Fool UK owns no 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 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! When it comes to saving for retirement, contributing to a Stocks and Shares ISA (alongside your pension) is a bit of a ‘no brainer’, in my view. With this type of ISA, you can grow your money at a healthy rate, completely free of tax, and access your money at any time.Yet surprisingly, the majority of Britons completely ignore this ISA. Indeed, according to statistics from HMRC, in the 2018/2019 financial year, only 2.4m people across the UK contributed to a Stocks and Shares ISA. That equates to about 4% of the population.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…If you’re saving for retirement and are yet to open a Stocks and Shares ISA, my advice is to consider opening one this financial year. This ISA is a very powerful savings vehicle. It could make a big difference to your wealth over time.Join the ‘ISA Millionaire’ clubFrom a retirement saving perspective, the Stocks and Shares ISA has several key advantages.One of its main advantages is that it enables you to invest in a broad range of growth investments including UK shares, international shares, funds, investment trusts, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Over time, these kinds of investments tend to grow your savings at a very healthy rate.Take the popular Fundsmith Equity fund, for example. This fund, which is available through most Stocks and Shares ISAs, has returned more than 140% over the last five years. That means a £10,000 investment in Fundsmith five years ago would now be worth about £24,000.Many top UK shares have done even better. Over the last five years, shares in retailer JD Sports Fashion have risen about 290%, turning £2,000 into nearly £8,000. Meanwhile, shares in online supermarket Ocado have risen about 630%, turning a £2,000 investment into about £14,500.Of course, I’m cherry-picking examples here. Not all Stocks and Shares ISA investments have performed this well. But you get the idea. Whereas you’re only likely to pick up a return of about 1% per year from a savings account or a Cash ISA, it’s possible to achieve tax-free returns of 10% per year, or higher, in the long run, from a Stocks and Shares ISA. The key is to simply put together a balanced portfolio that contains a mix of investments. Contribute £500 per month and earn 10% per year on your money and you’re looking at joining the exclusive ‘ISA Millionaire’ club in around 30 years.Retire early if you wantAside from the phenomenal range of investment choices, another big advantage of the Stocks and Shares ISA is its flexibility. With a pension, you have to wait until age 55 to access your money. Yet with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can access your money at any age. Want to retire early? No problem!It’s also worth pointing out that with a pension, you can only access 25% of your pension pot tax-free at age 55. Yet with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can access all of your money tax-free.Overall, the Stocks and Shares ISA is an amazing retirement savings vehicle. With its diverse range of investment options and tax benefits, it can help set you up for a comfortable retirement. 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World Champion Black Ferns ready for England tour

first_imgNew Zealand’s Victoria Grant (C) breaks a tackle from England’s Danielle Waterman (L) during the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010 Final at Twickenham Stoop Stadium, southwest London, on September 5, 2010. New Zealand won the game 13-10. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) Among those in the squad are new Black Ferns Eloise Blackwell, Rawinia Everitt, Kelani Matapo and Hazel Tubic, all from Auckland and Wellington players Muteremoana Aiatu, Shakira Baker and Katarina Whata and Lydia Crossman from Hawke’s Bay.“The girls are pretty excited.  We have an exciting mix of experienced and new talent which will create some real competition for positions in the starting XV,” she said.Also joining the squad this week is Auckland’s Teresa Te Tamaki who makes a return to the Black Ferns as replacement for Trish Hina who has withdrawn for medical reasons.The Black Ferns squad to tour England is:Muteremoana Aiatu*           WellingtonShakira Baker*                     WellingtonEloise Blackwell*                 AucklandMel Bosman                          Hawke’s BayKelly Brazier^                        CanterburyKendra Cocksedge^                        CanterburyLydia Crossman*                 Hawke’s BayRawinia Everitt*                   AucklandFiao’o Fa’amausili^             AucklandVictoria Grant^ (c)                AucklandTeresa Te Tamaki                AucklandEmma Jensen^                    AucklandJustine Lavea^                     AucklandKelani Matapo*                     AucklandRebecca Mahoney^                        WellingtonAmanda Murphy                  CanterburyKarina Penetito^                  AucklandCasey Robertson^               CanterburyVita Robinson^                     AucklandAmiria Rule                           CanterburyAroha Savage^                     AucklandDoris Taufateau^                 AucklandHazel Tubic*                         AucklandKatarina Whata*                   WellingtonRenee Wickliffe^                  AucklandKathleen Wilton                   Otago Victoria Grant, pictured against Englnd last year, will Captain the side touring EnglandThe four-time Women’s Rugby World Cup (WRWC) champion Black Ferns have assembled in Auckland to prepare for their three Test tour to England this month.The Black Ferns play against WRWC runners-up England on 26 and 29 November and 3 December with the first match at Twickenham following the Australia v Barbarians match.Coach Grant Hansen said the squad members – eight of them new to the Black Ferns this year – have been training in smaller groups heading into their camp today.“Since we announced the squad, the girls have been training individually and in their own home towns in groups.  We have a pretty intense programme for the next few days but it is great to have the whole squad training together.“They are all eager and ready to get the tour under way,” he said.The three Tests against England is the first instalment of a three-year programme that will see the Black Ferns play England again in 2012 and 2013.Captain Victoria Grant welcomed the prospect of secured annual fixtures against England.“It’s always a great contest when we face England and we are all just looking forward to getting there and playing.  The annual series between our two sides will be an important part of ensuring we develop the women’s game,” Grant said. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS *denotes new cap^denotes member of IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup squad 2010Black Ferns 2011 tour to England (local times shown)Saturday 26 November, Black Ferns v England, Twickenham, 5pm (local time)Tuesday 29 November, Black Ferns v England, Esher RFC, 7pmSaturday 3 December, Black Ferns v England, Esher RFC, 2pmlast_img read more

Rainbow Housing Project / ARK-house Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyApartments•Helsinki, Finland Projects Area:  5800 m² Area:  5800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rainbow Housing Project / ARK-house Architects “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Architects: ARK-house Architects Area Area of this architecture project Apartments 2012 “COPY” Year:  Finland Rainbow Housing Project / ARK-house ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRainbow Housing Project / ARK-house Architects Save this picture!© Tiia Ettala+ 23 Share photographs:  Tiia EttalaPhotographs:  Tiia EttalaSave this picture!© Tiia EttalaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcretePorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels + Creaktive in Social HousingThe building site is located in Vuosaari, the most eastern suburb of Helsinki in Finland. The site is characterized by the new artificial canal and its circular pool, which creates the ending and the new focus for the architectural composition of the area. The building site is located on the edge of the built environment, from the other side it faces the almost untouched virgin landscape dominated by dark fir forest.Save this picture!© Tiia EttalaThe program consists of modest sized rental housing units enjoying long vistas along the canal and towards the forest. In section the building is terraced in order to create light atmosphere and to enrich the housing typology. The outdoor balconies are playing an important role in the whole. Some of the flats are occupying two balconies looking into different directions and lighting conditions. On the Northern façade the most characterizing feature is the chess-like composition by cantilevered balconies and the entrance areas.  Save this picture!© Tiia EttalaThe visual trick in order to obscure the scale has been created by composing four different balconies into one huge unit. Each of these elements has been treated with vibrant colours giving different identity for each of them. Inside the boxes the colours range from strong reds and purples into more diffused greens. The entrance areas with their canopies mimic the balcony elements completing the chess-like composition. Rest of the façade has been treated calmly by white plastering and quite rigid window openings. The inner elevation maximizes the light by using different whites and corrugated aluminium panels.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCincinnati Live/Make Competition ResultsCompetition ResultsFocal Point Community Campus Proposal / HDR ArchitectureUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Helsinki, FinlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2012 CopyAbout this officeARK-house ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHelsinkiHousingFinlandPublished on February 28, 2013Cite: “Rainbow Housing Project / ARK-house Architects” 28 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect

first_img Quantity surveyor: Projects Photographs:  Charis Solomou Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Limassol, Cyprus “COPY” Structural engineering: Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered ArchitectSave this projectSaveConcrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard G. M. Kapiris Chartered Surveyors 2018 ArchDaily Architects: Markella Menikou Chartered Architect Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Rabel Aluminium Systems, C.A Askotis, Condeana, DALIKO, Dark Architectural Lighting, Epiphaniou Bath & Floors, Osmaco, Sogepa Elevators LTD Houses Gravitech Engineering LLC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Charis Solomou+ 39Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  657 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Electrical Engineering:Double N Consulting EngineersMechanical Engineering:DDA Mechanical Consulting Engineers LLCConstruction Company:Nicodemou & Gavrias Construction Company LtdCity:LimassolCountry:CyprusMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Charis SolomouRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The Concrete House @ Paniotis is a bespoke single family house located in the fairly dense suburban area of Paniotis in Limassol and stands in stark contrast to its adjoining properties. The linear plot afforded a longitudinal placement of the project; perpendicular to the narrower street façade. Although the plot is surrounded from pre-existing properties in close proximity, the project achieves organic fluidity between inside-outside, spatial permeability and the perception of openness. The arrangement of the house in the plot manipulates visual relationships with the adjoining properties and strategically hides and reveals parts.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouA bold metal screen (steel frame and expanded mesh panels) on the west street façade acts as a privacy barrier and creates a sense of anticipation just before one enters and experiences the spatial porosity and seamless extension to the outside. It also provides shading from the intense west summer sun. The austerity of the west façade is challenged by a seasonal growth of climbing plants. Spatial strategies, materiality, landscaping and vegetation celebrate seasonality and temporality. Interior spaces spill out to a series of interstitial spaces created between the main concrete envelope of the building and a secondary skin of folding timber slat panels and sliding expanded mesh screens.Save this picture!SectionThese spaces act as interfaces to create an intermediate microclimate via shading, controlling heat gains, pockets of vegetation for evaporative cooling and manipulating breezes. All of these spaces belong both to the inside and outside, and some are inhabited (as outdoor rooms). The exterior landscape provides a continuous flow around the building revealing the basement as a lower ground level with access to outdoor spaces. Diverse outdoor spaces enable different inhabitation patterns and climatic comfort: an expansive eastern garden (shaded by the volume of the house in the afternoon, when it is mostly utilized), an outdoor room which functions as a central living space (catching westerly breezes), the swimming pool area, a stepping garden leading to a sunken basement garden, a planted ramp leading to the basement garage and a north facing herb garden.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouThe tectonic approach comprises of a primary structure of reinforced concrete (frame and slab) infilled by exterior concrete walls, resulting in a continuous concrete shell. The project focused on experimenting with exposed timber board marked concrete; aiming towards precision in formwork, concrete mix, curing processes and achieving a variety of imprinted textures. The mass and durability of concrete establishes a dialogue with raw timber and metals. A series of kinetic elements in the project further manifest the appreciation that preferences and needs change and allow the users to appropriate their spaces and modulate the environment.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouAll living spaces are south facing with deep horizontal cantilevers that cast shadows in the summer. Openings towards other orientations encourage cross ventilation. An interior exposed concrete wall demarcates a buffer zone towards the north where all the auxiliary spaces are arranged. The passive cooling/ heating strategies employed in combination with a very well thermally insulated envelope and active systems, contribute to the excellent energy efficiency of the project.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouProject gallerySee allShow lessSquare of Traditional Crafts in Varaždin / KONNTRASelected ProjectsFrans Masereel Centre / LIST + Hideyuki NakayamaSelected Projects Share Cyprus “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMarkella Menikou Chartered ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMies van der Rohe AwardLimassolOn FacebookCyprusPublished on February 10, 2021Cite: “Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect” 10 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

New vacancy added

first_img We’ve just added a new vacancy listing to UK Fundraising’s jobs listing. We are also pleased to report that our free fortnightly e-mail newsletter now has over 4,900 subscribers.We’ve just added a new vacancy listing to UK Fundraising’s jobs listing. We are also pleased to report that our free fortnightly e-mail newsletter now has over 4,900 subscribers. You can place recruitment adverts in the newsletter for just £199 pounds.Find out how to subscribe to UK Fundraising News and how to advertise in it. Advertisement New vacancy added  12 total views,  1 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.center_img Howard Lake | 23 January 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Who Owns Britain and Ireland

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Prospect research  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_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. Who Owns Britain and Irelandlast_img read more

Knightsbridge flat raffle to give percentage of proceeds to homeless charities

first_img  274 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 The owner of a £1m Knightsbridge flat is offering it as a £5 raffle prize, with a proportion of the proceeds from entries going to London homeless charities.Lord Roger Hickman, the owner of the property, decided to launch the Win A Knightsbridge Flat competition after previously trying to sell the flat, to both find a new owner and help some of the city’s homeless charities.The ground floor flat has a double bedroom, a separate sleeping area with a full sized bunk bed, a bathroom and a large reception room. It was offered for sale by a local estate agency over a year ago for nearly a million pounds, and is close to Knightsbridge Green, Sloane Street and the National History Museum.Entries to the competition are £5 each, and Lord Hickman hopes to sell 300,000 tickets in order to cover costs including bank charges, stamp duty, legal fees, and charity donations, with the aim of selling up to 500,000 tickets in total to enable a bigger donation to homeless charities.Lord Hickman will donate 5% of all the first 300,000 paid entry ticket sales to homeless charities, named as Emmaus, Shelter, and Crisis in an interview in Get West London. According to the same interview, Lord Hickman wishes to sell the flat to buy a property in the country nearer his 100-year-old mother, and the draw will be undertaken by someone nominated by the Charity Commission.If the target of 300,000 entries is achieved before the closing date of 15 December, all additional ticket sale revenue will also be donated, minus a percentage to cover finance and marketing costs. Should the competition not hit its target of 300,000 paid entries by 15 December, the owner will choose to either determine that the property has been won, extend the competition, or offer the cash as prize. Either way, the charities will still receive a portion of the ticket price.House sales for charityHere are three more current properties up for sale that will generate a donation to charity:• Win A Country House is offering £25,000 to St John’s Hospice and £5,000 to National Youth Advocacy Service. It closes at the end of this month.  273 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Tagged with: competition London Raffles Melanie May | 19 July 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 • Win Your Dream Home is offering £25,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support. It also closes in December 2017. • HomeRaffler is offering £25,000 to Psoriasis Association and £25,000 to Wateraid from the sale of a house in Westcombe Park, South East London. It closes in December 2017. Knightsbridge flat raffle to give percentage of proceeds to homeless charities 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 read more

End impunity : French judges asked not to end probe into Ukraine attack

first_imgNews to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more November 3, 2016 End impunity : French judges asked not to end probe into Ukraine attack The criminal mortar attack took place when French photographer William Roguelon and Italian reporter Andrea Rocchelli went to the Sloviansk southern front on 24 May 2014, accompanied by Russian journalist and human rights activist Andrei Mironov and a driver. Within minutes of their arrival, they were the targets of mortar fire that killed Rocchelli and Mironov on the spot and inflicted serious leg injuries on Roguelon, who eventually managed to return to France. In an attempt to prevent those responsible from going unpunished, the Rocchelli family filed a complaint in Italy and the Mironov family did the same in Russia. Primarily in order to help the Rocchelli family, Roguelon filed a complaint in the summer of 2015 with the French gendarmerie, accusing unidentified persons of murder. He then registered with an investigating judge in the French city of Bordeaux as an interested civil party in the investigation. RSF points out that under international law and the Geneva Conventions, it is a war crime to target journalists, as civilians. These three experienced reporters were in civilian dress and were travelling in a civilian taxi. They had press accreditation and had crossed ten checkpoints prior to the attack. It is therefore clear that their presence was known and that they could not have been mistaken for military personnel or parties to the conflict. The attack can only have been a deliberate criminal act, one that cannot go unpunished. The investigations in both France and Italy have ground to a halt and are about to be closed. The Italian investigation has been led by a prosecutor in Pavia, who tried to take it to a successful conclusion but was prevented by a lack of evidence. He could only use evidence provided by the Ukrainian authorities, who have not conducted a serious investigation. The French judicial authorities, on the other hand, seem to think that Roguelon was in the wrong place at the wrong time, that he knew the risks and that, after all, he is still alive. The Bordeaux investigating judge is therefore poised to issue an order closing the investigation. However, Roguelon has a fragment of the mortar shell that injured him, which the French authorities have never analysed. There are also many witnesses who have not been formally questioned. France cannot settle for an inclusive investigation, especially now, on the day after 2 November, which the United Nations General Assembly, at France’s initiative, declared to be International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, in a resolution urging member States to take specific measures to combat impunity in these cases. “If France closes the Roguelon investigation, it would send a terrible signal to those who carry out crimes of violence against journalists”, said Paul Coppin, the head of RSF’s legal desk. “We therefore urge the Bordeaux judicial authorities to refrain from closing the case, to pursue their investigation, to agree to the request by Roguelon’s lawyer for new lines of inquiry and to cooperate with the Italian justice system.” News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia FranceUkraineItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunityPredators “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Reminding the French judicial authorities that yesterday was International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges them not to stop investigating a 2014 mortar attack in eastern Ukraine in which a French photographer was injured and two foreign journalists were killed. The French investigation is about to be closed, but RSF believes it should be pursued because the evidence available suggests that it could be brought to a successful conclusion and those responsible for this crime could be punished. News RSF_en FranceUkraineItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunityPredators News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more