United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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UK banking stocks: Investec shares jumped 30% in April! Should I buy now?

first_img Enter Your Email Address There’s a broad range of UK banking and finance stocks within the FTSE 250. I can choose which part of the industry I want to get exposure to and also change between domestic and international companies. Even though the business model is similar, there’s a large difference in performance from different banks at the moment. Investec (LSE:INVP) shares have been soaring recently, up 30% during April. So what’s the story here?A FTSE 250 UK banking stockInvestec is a dual-listed bank in the UK and South Africa. It was founded in South Africa, but now has a solid presence in Europe and beyond.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…In terms of its offering, it has investment, private and corporate banking facilities. This makes it a well-rounded and diversified business, but without the large scale of the likes of HSBC. I don’t see this as always being a bad thing, as it allows Investec to be more nimble in its approach. Its financial year runs through to the end of March, so I’m waiting for the results to come out next month. However, a trading update released in March gives me some optimism for Investec shares. This might initially sound strange. After all, it warned of adjusted operating profit to come in 16% to 24% behind the previous year. This is largely due to lower interest rates, lower client activity and costs associated with hedging risk.Investec shares initially fell on the announcement, but have rallied back strongly once the information was fully digested. Why was this? Well in my opinion, the 2020 recording period is the worst things will ever be for Investec. The year ran from the end of March 2020 to the end of March 2021. This encapsulates the worst 12 months of the pandemic so far.So although there was a hit to profit, I think things could have been a lot worse, so Investec shares are seeing almost a relief rally. My outlook for Investec sharesI think the rally could continue from here. The bank spoke of an “improving trend”, particularly in the last recorded quarter. When I look at other UK banking stocks that have already reported this year, the bounce-back in profits looks very promising. I recently wrote on HSBC Q1 results, which were very strong. Although banks’ performances will differ, I think Investec should reflect this broad positive trend in UK banking stocks in general.I think Investec is well placed to put 2020’s woes behind it. Liquidity and capital are robust, with cash and near-cash funds at the end of February coming in at £13.9bn (representing 40.8% of customer deposits).One risk I do see for the bank is the fact that the South African business still dominates the group. It accounted for well over half the operating profit in 2020. The political and economic situation in South Africa traditionally has been very volatile, which should be noted before thinking about investing there.Overall, I do think Investec represents one of the best UK banking stocks to buy now and am considering it myself. With 2020 behind it, I think the trend could be higher, and see it as a great alternative to the big four FTSE 100 banks. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.last_img read more

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Anglicans in South Sudan enthrone first archbishop of internal provinces

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Africa, 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in South Sudan and Sudan has enthroned its first archbishop for one of its eight internal provinces created in Nov 2013.Full article. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Sudan & South Sudan Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jul 27, 2017 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Anglicans in South Sudan enthrone first archbishop of internal provinces Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

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Garden Coliving House / Teatum + Teatum Architects

first_img Garden Coliving House / Teatum + Teatum Architects CopyAbout this officeTeatum + Teatum ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingRefurbishmentRenovationColivingGreater LondonOn InstagramUnited KingdomPublished on May 09, 2018Cite: “Garden Coliving House / Teatum + Teatum Architects” 09 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore 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 stream United Kingdom Photographs:  Luke Hayes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Garden Coliving House / Teatum + Teatum ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGarden Coliving House / Teatum + Teatum ArchitectsSave this picture!© Luke Hayes+ 37Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893909/garden-house-teatum-plus-teatum-architects Clipboard Projects Year:  “COPY” 2017center_img ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Teatum + Teatum Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Kast, Steyson, Diapo, Paul Davies Design, Puur Floors, Village Cabinets, tma constructionSave this picture!© Luke HayesRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGText description provided by the architects. Garden House is a new addition to the Network of spaces being produced by Noiascape across London. From one-off homes to mixed use buildings Noiascape is creating an infrastructure for urban renting. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893909/garden-house-teatum-plus-teatum-architects Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Luke HayesDesigned specifically for renting, Garden House is organised to adapt to a number of users, from a couple to a group of sharers. The house acts as a landscape of surfaces and objects against which the renter’s life can be staged. The project involved the complete reorganisation of an existing terraced mews house with the addition of a new roof level and a connected garden room.Save this picture!Section CollageSave this picture!© Luke HayesSave this picture!Axonometric CollageThe existing house provided no external space, Noiascape wanted external space that could interact with the living spaces and connect with local views. This requirement informed the inversion of the traditional relationship between living and sleeping. Bedrooms are located at ground and living spaces are located at first and second floor. A study space at second floor provides a day lit room connected to a roof garden to make working from home a pleasure. Flexibility is integrated into the spatial organisation.Save this picture!© Luke HayesFlexible interconnected spaces flow horizontally and vertically allowing an interaction between each level. The plan and section resists cellular enclosure. Living spaces are double aspect and double height, structured to overlap and interconnect, allowing a visual continuity across space. At the scale of a house or a mixed use building Noiascape create spaces that activate relationships and organise social interaction.Save this picture!© Luke HayesThroughout spaces are defined by vibrant material contrasts. These contrasts reinforce the influence of landscape and perception; foreground and background, above and below, light and dark and subconscious and unconscious. At the bedroom level cast concrete walls contrast with dyed green joinery. Living spaces contrast red pigmented concrete floors with birch joinery. Material textures are amplified by the location and range of daylighting. A mix of top lighting and side lighting change the visual quality of surfaces through the day. The architecture continually creates contrast and juxtaposition between material, space and programme.Save this picture!Long sectionJoinery is employed as a spatial and sculptural object. Positioned to structure spaces and allow the house to be revealed as you move around – a cinematic approach that employs constant movement as a way to experience space. At each level, the range of joinery allows personal objects to be stored away or displayed depending on the user. Noiascape seek collaborations with innovative makers. From metal workers to joiners to cast concrete makers we create opportunities for makers to craft unique elements within the spaces we produce.Save this picture!© Luke HayesSave this picture!© Luke HayesNoiascape include spaces of study and learning into their homes. At Garden House the study is reached via a white steel bridge. The bridge acts as a threshold between the spaces of sleeping, washing, cooking and dining into the world of reading, reflecting and thinking. The location of the study divides the house from the functional and conscious to those spaces that give opportunity to the private and sub-conscious.Save this picture!© Luke HayesProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture & the Media – Architecture Week 2018ConferenceRussian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Rich Railway HistoryArchitecture News Share CopyHouses, Renovation, Coliving•Greater London, United Kingdom Area:  99 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Afsharian’s House / ReNa Design

first_img Architect In Charge:Reza NajafianDesign Team:Maryam Najafian, Maryam Gholami, Mohamad Hosein Hamzehlouei, Sadaf Deylami, Mina NazmjouConstruction:AfsharianConstruction Drawings:Maryam GholamiElectrical:Behrouz FaghihifardStructure:Ali NaghaviMechanical:Amir Ali AkbarnejadCity:KermanshahCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Reza NajafianRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. Today’s house, tomorrow’s apartment…Architects designed houses, which are categorized as artistic and cultural works of art, may morphologically be compared with real, abstract and conceptual paintings or even love stories.Afsharian’s house situated in Kermanshah-Iran with a 312sqm land area is a three-storey building belonging to a couple and their children (a son and a daughter).Save this picture!Courtesy of Reza NajafianSince the client’s prospective quest was to provide each of her children with a single and separate unit in future, we’ve come to a conclusion that this building should be designed in a way that it could develop from home to apartment. This demand would require a flexibility in plan and façade; which brought up a challenge to the designer to come to a solution which could look absolutely adequate and individually identified for the time and still look elegant and well-proportioned after the extension.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reza NajafianA sincere and simple project yet with a unique exterior design, was client’s another demand. Accordingly, with taking building height and width proportions into account, we’ve designed a square with a crack on it, converting the building into a sculpture emerging from the street. This solution not only exposes the entrance very well but also responds to upper levels space divisions in a convenient way.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanRespect to the passerby, which is a precious concept in Iranian traditions emerges in this project as it has slightly leaned backwards on the ground level. It also devotes a part of private land to public green zone .Therefore, the building has stepped forward from a normal residential building to a city landmark with an elegant and spectacular visual quality. This has gone as far as transferring the subtle meaning of the project to the observer as well as the user and presenting them with freshness and respect.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reza NajafianInterior design and space organization’s friendly, pleasant, spacious and amazingly bright environment is provided by the company of timber and brick. Experiencing a different environment in the project from the entrance to the bedrooms is provided by a suspended bridge over the atrium as a circulation access that would infuse a feeling of thrill associated with safety.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Reza NajafianOriginally published on May 20, 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessToyota Corolla Shinosaka Meishin Ibaraki Showroom / Takenaka CorporationSelected ProjectsTreehouse / PG AssociatesSelected Projects Share Projects Houses Iran Afsharian’s House / ReNa Design Architects: ReNa Design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/594516/afsharian-s-house-rena-design Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Reza Najafian+ 29Curated by Fernanda Castro Sharecenter_img CopyHouses•Kermanshah, Iran Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeReNa DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIslamic Republic ofKermanshahWadaIcebergHousesWoodIranPublished on May 21, 2020Cite: “Afsharian’s House / ReNa Design” 20 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“两瓣”住宅 / ReNa Design是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/594516/afsharian-s-house-rena-design Clipboard Afsharian’s House / ReNa DesignSave this projectSaveAfsharian’s House / ReNa Design “COPY” 2013last_img read more

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Blue Cross Web site reviewed by Revolution

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Revolution magazine this week reviews The Blue Cross animal charity’s Web site.The site, designed by agency Raven, is praised because “it is intuitive and looks good.” However, reviewer Dan Williamson points out “there is no online donation service, but there are details of where to send donations and how to set up standing orders.”Online donation facilities are still not essential elements of charities’ Web sites, but sites that do not possess them are beginning to look a little unusual. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 14 December 2001 | News Blue Cross Web site reviewed by Revolutionlast_img read more

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Disabled young people benefit from Football Foundation vision and generosity

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Disabled young people benefit from Football Foundation vision and generosity Howard Lake | 26 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Funding An important sports event takes place at the Westway Sports Centre, W10 on Thursday 26 June, when over 125 disabled but very athletic school children, from six different London boroughs, will meet to decide who will become All London Panathlon Challenge champions for 2008.The day will also see a significant financial boost to the Panathlon Challenge charity. It has become the happy recipient of a large grant from the Football Foundation – £241,897 – which will be spread over the next three years, and which will enable over 1,500 disabled young people in London not only to compete in football, but in another five sports, in their own version of the Paralympic Games.The grant guarantees expansion of the Panathlon Challenge in the run up to 2012, an important consideration for the Football Foundation, whose Chief Executive, Paul Thorogood, will be present on Thursday to hand over the cheque, and Kate Hoey MP, long term supporter of Panathlon, former Sports Minister, and now Commissioner for Sport advising Boris Johnson the Mayor of London, who will also be there. The cheque presentation will take place at 11.30am on 26 June at Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, London W10.Ashley Iceton, Panathlon Administrator, says “We are delighted that the Football Foundation has had the generosity and vision to support the expansion of the Panathlon Challenge. This funding means we can provide more competitive sports opportunities for more disabled young people, which is vital in the run up to 2012 and beyond. Panathlon and the Football Foundation will deliver an inclusive grass roots sports programme for thousands of disabled young people in London over the next three years.”Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, says, “Football is our national game and it should therefore be accessible to everyone to play. I am delighted that Football Foundation money is helping Panathlon Challenge to increase opportunities for disabled young people across London to get access to regular football. Since 2000 the Football Foundation has funded over 120 disability sports projects worth £10.4m and we are determined to fund many more.”-ENDS-NOTES TO EDITORS· The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity funded by the Premier League, The FA, Sport England and the Government. Its mission is to improve facilities, create opportunities and build communities throughout England. As the country’s largest funder of grass roots football, the Foundation has delivered thousands of facility and community projects, as well as free kit and safe goalposts, since its launch in July 2000. Its unique partnership with the Premier League, The FA and the Government, each of whom invest £15m every year, ensures it is well placed to deliver funding at grass roots level.www.footballfoundation.org.ukPanathlon Challenge delivers training days, free sports equipment and coaching funds across 21 London Boroughs in 2008. First Round competitions took place during March and April.The Panathlon Foundation Charity (1072638) was funded this year by Sport England (London), London Development Agency, Peter Harrison Foundation and various trusts and charities.Panathlon Challenge has been delivering competitive opportunities for young people in various cities, including London, Liverpool and Bristol since 1996. Panathlon now concentrates its fundraising and work for young people with disabilities.Sporting Champions is a Sport England initiative, which brings world-class athletes face-to-face with young people to inspire and motivate them to participate in sport.Panathlon is previous holder of the Sportsmatch Award for Best Disability Scheme and is the holder of 3 other previous prestigious Sportsmatch Annual Awards and was awarded Community Organisation of the Year 2006, by the London Development Agency at the London Sport Awards.London Sports Forum for Disabled People helps support Panathlon events in London.Further details about Panathlon Challenge can be obtained from www.panathlon.comEnquiries to:-Ashley Iceton, Panathlon Challenge, 01277 373580 or [email protected] Carroll, Football Foundation, 0845 345 4555 ext 4280 or [email protected]last_img read more

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Tesco funding helps National Dementia Helpline extend to weekends

first_img Howard Lake | 11 October 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline is about to extend its operating hours to weekends for the first time thanks to two grants.Tesco has given the charity £500,000 and the February Foundation has given its maximum £175,000 matched funding grant over five years. The charity has recruited three new dementia advisers to ensure that no call goes unanswered.In 2011, the National Dementia Helpline handled more than 21,600 enquiries, but was struggling to keep up with growing demand. The number of calls received has risen by 19% since 2010. The new funding should help the charity handle another 50,000 calls over the next five years. Advertisementcenter_img Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland were Tesco’s charity of the year in 2011.Josh Hardie, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Tesco said: “It’s thanks to our passionate staff and customers, who raised funds when Alzheimer’s Society was our charity of the year, that we are able to donate this money and help many more people affected by dementia.”www.alzheimers.org.uk Tesco funding helps National Dementia Helpline extend to weekends  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Imperialist liberalism and Korea

first_img‘U.S. Hands Off Korea’ protest in Los Angeles, March 4It appears, as of this writing, that the summit meeting between Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Donald Trump will finally happen on June 12 in Singapore.Support by the Korean people for such a meeting is very high, in both the DPRK and South Korea. President Moon Jae-in’s popularity in the South has risen to 85 percent in the polls because of his role in pushing for an end to the cruel division of the Korean nation.What about in the U.S.? One might expect that those on the right would be very opposed to such a meeting, since Korea-bashing and anti-communism are their standard fare. But Trump resonates with the Republican right, and criticism from his supporters is muted so far.In fact, some of the strongest attacks on the planned Kim-Trump talks are coming from the anti-Trump analysts of the Washington Post and the New York Times, who pose as liberals. Their opinion pieces on the subject have been almost identical.In a June 2 editorial headlined “Trump softens on North Korea,” the Washington Post calls the DPRK “one of the world’s most brutal, aggressive and unpredictable regimes” and worries that Trump might eventually be “willing to sign a peace treaty with the North formally ending the Korean War.” Heavens — a peace treaty!It also complains that the “diplomatic thaw” initiated by Moon and Kim and endorsed by Trump “has already weakened the sanctions regime [Trump] spent more than a year marshaling. South Korea, China and Russia all seem poised to use the new era to resume trade and economic aid to North Korea.”On the same day, an opinion piece in the New York Times by two of its senior analysts, David Sanger and Mark Landler, called the DPRK “a broken country” and moaned that Trump had set aside threats to “keep the younger Mr. Kim’s feet to the fire with sanctions until he complies” with demands to denuclearize immediately.When Israel last month shot and killed scores of Palestinians demonstrating in Gaza against the prison camp conditions imposed on them in that small strip of land, did either of these bastions of imperialist liberalism call it “brutal” or demand sanctions on that settler colonial state?When the Trump administration violates international law by launching missile attacks on Syria or drone strikes on Afghanistan and Libya, do these same analysts — or the newspapers they work for — demand sanctions on the U.S. as a “rogue country” or call it a “brutal, aggressive and unpredictable regime”?Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to threaten the DPRK every day, as the Pentagon has done since the 1953 end of the Korean War, with nuclear weapons and a global delivery system, aircraft carriers, strategic bombers, nuclear submarines and 37 (at least) military installations in South Korea. The last includes the megabase Camp Humphreys, the largest U.S. overseas military base in the world, located close to the border with the North.There are plenty of things Trump has done that merit much stronger language than these opinion pieces on Korea. What about the murderous treatment of migrants and building that obscene border wall? What about his appointment of nuclear warmonger John Bolton to his cabinet after Bolton wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the U.S. should launch a “preemptive” strike against the DPRK? What about his condoning of fascist violence in Charlottesville, Va.?But these two newspapers of big business are much more focused on maintaining the “sanctions regime” that attempts to strangle the DPRK’s economy and starve the people into submission. That won’t happen. The people of the DPRK have shown the greatest ingenuity in developing their country despite everything the U.S. has done.The lesson of this is that it is folly to expect the imperialist liberals to oppose Trump on any progressive basis. They don’t like him, but not for the right reasons. They’re afraid his egoism and unpredictability will undermine the political architecture created over the years to assure that the U.S. ruling class can dictate to the world.So where does this leave the progressive, anti-war and workers’ movements here? We must be independent of imperialist liberalism and work much harder to support the right of the Korean people to determine their own destiny, free of U.S. threats.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Zoning Commission to vote today on new housing definitions

first_imgThe association of the members of the household is temporary or seasonal or the sharing of a dwelling unit is merely for convenience and economics.If any of the presumptions apply to any resident, the residents wouldn’t be functioning as a single housekeeping unit and therefore would be unable to rent or own a house, according to the amendment.If it passes, students won’t be able to rent houses off-campus unless they comply with the new restrictions, Reddick said. They would then have to rent apartments or duplexes for off-campus housing.Out of 8,647 undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2014, about 54 percent were from Texas and about 45 percent were out-of-state or international students, according to the TCU Office of Institutional Research.Additionally, over half of the 1,891 first-year students enrolled last fall were out-of-state or international students. Less than a third of the 44 percent from Texas came from Fort Worth ISD or other Tarrant County schools.As a result of the TCU Residential Overlay last year, the number of unrelated persons allowed to live in a single-family home in the TCU area has been lowered to three. As of November 2014, 48.3 percent of students were housed on campus, with the remaining living off campus, according to a Zoning Commission ordinance.A mediation group raised the issue of clarifying housing terms to the city last fall, said Dana Burghdoff, the assistant director of Planning and Development for Fort Worth. The group had met to discuss housing issues with the overlay.The amendment of added and revised definitions was proposed in July as a solution to the confusion. The city’s legal department wrote the definitions, she said.Previously, the Code Compliance and Planning and Development/Zoning staff would determine the definitions of a “family” and a “single housekeeping unit” when a question arose, said Jocelyn Murphy, planning manager for the Zoning Commission.Murphy said the legal department researched the “single housekeeping unit” policies of other cities with and without universities across the country.Arlington, Dallas, Houston, Irving and San Antonio were among the cities researched, according to a list released by Burghdoff. According to Arlington’s Unified Development Code, a family is “individuals living together as a single housekeeping unit in which not more than four unrelated individuals are unrelated to the head of the household.”The Dallas City Code and San Antonio’s Codes of Ordinances state the definition of a family includes a “single-individual.” Irving’s Building Standards Code includes family as “individuals living together as a single housekeeping unit.” Houston’s Code of Ordinances didn’t have a definition of “family.”None include the four presumptions that the amendment to Fort Worth’s zoning ordinance contains.According to a presentation by the Planning and Development Department at a public meeting on Aug. 12, there are three options for the revision of a single housekeeping unit.The first option involves not adding a new definition at all. The second adds a definition with the single descriptive paragraph as mentioned above, and the third includes the four presumptions.Burghdoff said she doesn’t think the third option will pass because of the amount of opposition to the presumptions.“Pretty much every investor, owner and landlord is expressing opposition. They want to be able to rent to students and not have that become an issue,” she said.She said her department has been receiving hundreds of emails about the proposal from students, renters and landlords.“I don’t think [students] were taken into account, and I think that’s part of the problem — or the main problem,” Burghdoff said.Murphy said the Zoning Commission will take all perspectives into account with the upcoming vote.“At the end of it all, people may agree and they may not agree, but they can say that their voice has been heard,” she said.Reddick said she encourages students to email the city government, sign an online petition and attend the Zoning Commission meeting on Wednesday to voice their opinions. She will be speaking at the meeting, she said.“I think this is a fight that’s never going away,” Reddick said. Twitter Loving thy neighbor: The TCU Overlay meets the Golden Rule Facebook + posts TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless One or more of the members of the household has a different address for the purpose of voter registration, driver’s license, motor vehicle registration or filing of taxes; or printNew proposed zoning definitions would severely limit students’ off-campus living options, according to Student Body President Maddie Reddick.The definitions are part of an amendment to the City of Fort Worth Zoning Ordinance regarding owning or renting houses. The Zoning Commission will vote Wednesday at 1 p.m. on the amendment.Their recommendation will go to the City Council, which will vote on Oct. 13.The draft of the amendment adds a definition for “single housekeeping unit,” a term found in the definition for “family.”The proposed definition for “single housekeeping unit” involves individuals who “share a lease agreement or own the property, jointly use common areas, interact with each other, and share the expenses for food, rent or ownership costs, utilities and other household maintenance costs and activities.”In addition, this definition contains four presumptions that cannot be true for any resident of the house:Keyed or deadbolt lock(s) on any interior door(s); Facebook #CHEATEATS: Healthier Chocolate Milkshake #CLEANEATS: “Fresh Start” Smoothie Kaitlin Helmhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaitlin-helm/ Kaitlin Helmhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaitlin-helm/ Linkedin ReddItcenter_img ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis The proposed overlay will affect students’ ability to live in houses such as these on Sandage Avenue. 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