Kroenke to launch bid for Arsenal

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sunday 10 April 2011 11:58 pm 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To ARSENAL’S much cherished status as an independently-owned football club was under threat last night after it emerged that the US businessman Stan Kroenke had done deals to take his shareholding up to 62 per cent. Kroenke, who already owned 29.9 per cent of the club’s shares, was said to have agreed to purchase the shares of a sick Danny Fiszman and Nina Bracewell-Smith.A statement from Kroenke is due out this morning but last night the club was making no comment. Kroenke is expected to now offer the price he paid for his latest purchases, £11,500 each, to any of the remaining shareholders in the club, as takeover rules stipulate.At the current share price Arsenal is valued at around £700m. It is a famously well-run club commercially, although many of its supporters feel it should at times spend more on its team. Kroenke will be expected today to give some idea how he is financing his latest investment. There is widespread cynicism in the UK about US stewardship of clubs since fans at Manchester United and Liverpool, where there has been a recent history of US ownership, have been unhappy about aspects of their control.Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal’s remaining large shareholder, has not made it clear how he will react to Kroenke’s move. Kroenke to launch bid for Arsenal center_img whatsapp Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.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.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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Which share would I buy today?

first_img Thomas Carr | Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 | More on: FIF See all posts by Thomas Carr Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Which share would I buy today? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Thomas owns shares in Finsbury Food Group. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The recent recovery in stock prices has made it difficult for investors to decide which shares to buy. Where there were plenty of bargains to be had only a few weeks ago, they’re now thinner on the ground. This is worrying for investors. Despite recent positives of falling virus cases, there’s still an unusually high level of uncertainty. Personally, I think we need to be seeing discounted share prices before investing at this moment in time.Here’s a cheap share I’d buy todaySo which share would I buy now? One stock that does look good value is Finsbury Food Group (LSE: FIF). The business specialises in manufacturing cakes, breads and morning pastries. As well as producing these goods under its own brands, Finsbury also makes own-label products for supermarkets, and manufactures under license under brand names such as Mars, Disney, Thorntons and even Mary Berry.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…At the time of writing, the group’s market capitalisation is £78m, meaning the shares trade at less than eight times last year’s earnings. The share price is also cheap relative to last year’s sales of £315m and to its book value of £113m (at December 2019). This year’s dividend has been scrapped to preserve cash in the fight against Covid-19, but if it were to be reinstated, it would yield almost 6% at the current share price.Finsbury hasn’t been immune to the effects of lockdown. While 80% of its sales are to the retail sector, the remaining 20% are to the foodservice sector, which includes restaurants, bars and concessions. This sector has been hit hard. But the retail channel seems to be rising to the challenge with management noting healthy demand, especially in breads. Besides resilience in its main retail market, the company also has a few other things on its side. Finsbury has access to up to £90m from its credit facilities. Adn net debt is a manageable 1.5 times EBITDA. I think it can cope with lockdown just fine.The company is looking to grow both organically and through acquisition. The decision to move into higher-growth areas, like artisan and sourdough breads, as well as ‘free-from’ and gluten-free ranges, seems to be paying off. In the six months to the end of December 2019, revenue rose 5%, while net profits rose a whopping 18%.Room to growThe overall UK bakery market that Finsbury operates in is worth more than £6bn a year. As the group gains scale, it should also gain market share. International sales represent about 10% of total sales, and the group recently built a new manufacturing facility in Poland. Given the size of the market, I think there is considerable scope to improve sales and profits, both within the UK and internationally.With first-half net profits coming in at £7m, even if the group only breaks even in the second half, then the shares would still only trade at 10 times this year’s earnings. Finsbury’s foodservice market has been badly hit, but it will come back, in time. Given the cheapness of the shares, I also believe the group could be a takeover target for larger international players. Its value makes this stock unique, when many other shares have risen back to less attractive levels.So, if you’re wondering which shares to buy today, then I’d definitely recommend this one. In fact, I’ve just bought Finsbury shares myself. 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.last_img read more

In opening remarks, presiding officers urge church to take risks,…

first_img 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET General Convention, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem President of the House of Deputies, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori By Tracy SukrawPosted Jun 24, 2015 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA The church’s journey ahead “requires courage – to venture into the unknown future, to befriend strangers, to confront whatever denies life and liveliness, and to keep learning interdependent ways of living,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori tells a joint session of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops on June 24, the day before General Convention’s official start. The horse balloon floats above the Diocese of Lexington’s deputation table. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: On-demand video of the presiding officers’ remarks can be accessed by clicking here.[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Deputies and bishops gathered in the Salt Palace Convention Center for a joint session the morning of June 24 to hear opening remarks from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings.The joint session, coming a day before the General Convention’s legislative business officially begins on June 25, set a collaborative context for the work ahead.With all that General Convention has to accomplish over the next nine days, both Jefferts Schori and Jennings focused on The Episcopal Church’s need to cross boundaries into new frontiers, even as it focuses on its institutional structure and governance.They urged risk taking, soul searching, courage and openness in the enterprise.Jefferts Schori described The Episcopal Church’s trek as “a missionary expedition,” using a space exploration analogy that played off the TREC acronym for the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church, whose restructuring proposals are a high-profile topic coming before General Convention.“There is abundant adventure ahead on this heavenward trek, and it asks our courage to engage unknown beings, new challenges and unexpected opportunities,” Jefferts Schori said.  “We’re bound for the galaxy called Galilee and the edges of the known world, because that’s where Jesus sent us and that’s where he promises to meet us.”She emphasized interdependence as the church’s vocation and destiny.“No one goes alone; together we care for those most in need.  Our growing understanding of human interrelationship with the rest of creation means conscious care for the earth and all its inhabitants, not just the human ones,” she said.She acknowledged “plenty of challenge ahead” for General Convention, and said that the decisions made in Salt Lake City “can help to build a more just and peaceful world,” she said.“This body is meant to be a sacrament of God, an outward demonstration of the life and hope within us,” she said.“We are on a missionary expedition, scattering seeds of life and love to the winds and across the earth.  There is abundant risk in such profligate sowing, for not all will take root and grow to harvest,” Jefferts Schori said, but nonetheless urged the church toward new ways of being and reaching out.“How will this body here in Salt Lake continue to foster that kind of sowing?” she asked.The text of the presiding bishop’s remarks is here.House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings reminded the June 24 joint session of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops that both houses have a lot of work ahead of them before General Convention’s July 3 adjournment. “Not just meetings and hearings and legislative sessions, but also listening to each other and paying attention to what new things are arising among us,” she said. “Much of the work we have to do is about our own institutional future. But that’s not all of what we do.” Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceJennings, too, referenced how the church finds itself “standing on a boundary between the old and the new.”“Gathering here to wrestle with the future of our beloved Episcopal Church, we are standing on holy ground, straining to hear God speaking above all the noise,” she said.In preparation for the work ahead, “let’s quiet the din around us and listen for the new within ourselves,” she said, referencing a sermon by theologian Paul Tillich.“Let’s turn down the volume on the Pew Center’s statistics about the decline of the institutional church, the endless online arguments about what millennials really want and what one tweeter recently called the ‘church decline industrial complex.’  Let’s quiet our souls,” Jennings said.The church’s debate about what form its structure should take to enable mission is really about identity, she said.“We’re talking about our vision of the beloved community, and we are asking important questions.  Can we restructure in a way that inspires and energizes the people of our church?  Can we restructure in a way that continues to respect the gifts of all orders of ministry?  We are talking about who we are as the people of God if we are not the church we have always been,” she said.  “We’re talking about the fact that God isn’t done with us yet.”Wrestling with issues of the church’s institutional future is not the only work ahead, she reminded the gathering.“The church isn’t the only segment of our society that’s reeling right now,” Jennings said. “Income inequality is greater than it has been since 1928, our cities are besieged by gun violence and racial injustice, and too many young black men are caught in the school-to-prison pipeline.”“This summer, especially, we must repent” of not doing enough “to right the wrongs of discrimination, white privilege and inequality in the world around us,” Jennings said.“General Convention is where we Episcopalians have the ability not only to proclaim that black lives matter, but also to take concrete action toward ending racism and achieving God’s dream of racial reconciliation and justice.  We can do no less,” she said.The text of Jennings’ remarks is here.The June 24 joint session of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops met in the cavernous House of Deputies hall, which has enough space for close to 900 deputies and alternates, translators, a visitor gallery and space for media, international and other invited guests, and Executive Council members. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe joint session also heard from the Rev. Nancy Crawford, the president of the Executive Board of Episcopal Church Women, whose triennial meeting is held concurrently with General Convention.She reported on several ECW social justice efforts, including work over the past triennium to raise awareness of human trafficking — through support of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, or GEMS, an education and mentoring service provider for girls and young women who have experienced sexual exploitation; support this year for the Homeless Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City; and the ECW’s Women to Women project, which provides small micro-enterprise grants to women around the world.— Tracy J. Sukraw is part of the Episcopal News Service team covering convention. center_img General Convention 2015, Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In opening remarks, presiding officers urge church to take risks, soul search New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

Expandable House Part 02 / Urban Rural Systems

first_imgArchDaily Social Housing Expandable House Part 02 / Urban Rural SystemsSave this projectSaveExpandable House Part 02 / Urban Rural Systems Expandable House Part 02 / Urban Rural Systems Photographs:  Carlina Teteris, Dio Guna Putra Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” “COPY” Indonesia CopySocial Housing•Nongsa, Indonesia Year: center_img Area:  108 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2020 Photographs Architects: Urban Rural Systems Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Hebel, Alternative Construction Material Group, Bandung, FCL Singapore, MycotechArchitect In Charge:Stephen CairnsDesign And Construction Team:Miya Irawati, Chen Ting, Azwan Aziz, Dio Guna Putra, Sumiadi RahmanClients:Kampung Batu Besar CommunityCommunity Codesign:Alwi, Batam Municipal Planning Authority, Rahmat KurniawanBamboo Composites:Dirk Hebel, Alireza Javadian, Nazanin SaeidiMycelium:Adi Reza Nugroho, Herlambang Ajidarma, Miko Bahtera NusantaraEngineer:Teddy Tambuan, Johannes MüllerCity:NongsaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Carlina TeterisRecommended ProductsKitchen Furniture / CountertopsEGGERSplashback PanelsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena Apeldoorn‘Scaling up the expandable house’ – We first reported on the expandable house project in 2018 when we had completed construction of the first floor (36m2). The house has now expanded to its limit of three floors (108m2). Here we report on the conclusion of phase two of the project, in which all of the technical systems required to hoist the roof with manual labor and simple tools, collect rainwater, solar energy and manage domestic waste have been successfully trialed. Save this picture!© Carlina TeterisSave this picture!General floor planSave this picture!© Carlina TeterisSave this picture!© Carlina TeterisPhase 3 of the project involves piloting the neighborhood and township elements at 1:1, such as alleyways, courtyards, public spaces, district cooling, water retention and peer-to-peer energy sharing systems. We have begun to do this by mocking up neighboring houses with scaffolding and printed canvas. Our team is working with developers in Indonesia to secure a suitable site for a larger-scaled and commercial implementation of phase 3, which we call Tropical Town.Save this picture!© Carlina TeterisBackground – The expandable house (rumah tambah in Bahasa Indonesia, or rubah for short) offers affordable and sustainable dwelling options to the rapidly growing populations of Asia’s largest cities. Combining lessons from existing informal settlements, incremental housing precedents and principles of sustainable tropical building, the expandable house is designed to adapt to the fluctuating patterns of resource consumption and expenditure, or metabolism, of its residents.Save this picture!© Carlina TeterisThe expandable house is designed around the following five principles:  1. Sandwich Section. The house provides a roof that can be hoisted, and floor and foundations (the bread) that can support up to three additional floors (the filling). This system allows flexible financing whereby the developer or state housing agency provides the roof and foundations, while the residents provide infill as their circumstances require and budget allows. It also helps accommodate crucial income generating functions (shop, café, garage, cottage industry) along with dwelling.Save this picture!© Carlina TeterisSave this picture!Front elevationSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Carlina Teteris2. Domestic Density. The house encourages domestic densification in the vertical dimension. This supports the benefits of co-location of dwellings and employment. It also helps to reduce the settlement footprint on arable land, and the demand for expensive infrastructures (roads, electrical and potable water networks).  3. Decentralized Systems. Rainwater harvesting and solar electricity generating technologies, sewage and septic tank systems, and passive cooling principles are integrated locally with the expandable house, avoiding expensive and often unreliable centralized, or ‘big pipe’, approaches to infrastructure provision.Save this picture!© Carlina Teteris4. Productive Landscapes. The expandable house integrates food and building material production capacity locally. This is achieved by integrating bamboo plantations and kitchen gardens into the planning logic of the house, and helps further diversify the resource base of the expandable house.  5. Seed Package. The expandable house is designed as a seed package, containing technologies, material strategies and planning guidelines that can develop in different ways depending on local social, cultural and environmental conditions. We intend that diverse tropical towns will grow from the common seed package.Save this picture!© Carlina TeterisProject gallerySee allShow lessShou County Culture and Art Center / Studio Zhu-PeiSelected ProjectsGoettsch Partners Creates New Central Gathering Hub and Landmark Tower in Guangzhou,…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Batu Besar, Nongsa, Batam City, Riau Islands, IndonesiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeUrban Rural SystemsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingOn FacebookNongsaIndonesiaPublished on February 26, 2020Cite: “Expandable House Part 02 / Urban Rural Systems” 26 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?二号可扩展小屋,建筑生长的五个原则 / Urban Rural Systems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 Save this picture!© Carlina Teteris+ 51Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Three more Fruitful companies in administration

first_img Howard Lake | 22 July 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Fruitful bought its face-to-face fundraising business in 2003 from Open Air Fundraising which went into administration as well owing £1.8 million.Professional Fundraising was told by Chris Coleridge, CEO of Fruitful, that he blamed “revelations” in the magazine and the Daily Telegraph for Fruitful’s closure.Fruitful had previously been given the licence to run the face to face business of Push, which had also gone into administration. Professional fundraising organisation Fruitful has gone into administration, together with two other Fruitful companies, with around 750 staff losing their jobs, according to Professional Fundraising magazine.Tenon Recovery was appointed as administrator on 14 July 2004 to handle three Fruitful companies – the main Fruitful Fundraising (GB) Ltd, Fruitful Fundraising (HR) Ltd and Fruitful Fundraising (Workplace) Ltd. There is no information yet on the companies’ debts.Last month Fruitful Fundraising (Face to Face) and Fruitful Fundraising (Door to Door) were also put into administration “with combined debts of more than £1.5m”. Advertisementcenter_img Three more Fruitful companies in administration  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

Outdoor fundraising code of practice to be developed

first_imgThe Institute of Fundraising is inviting applications from individuals interested in developing the ‘Outdoor Fundraising in the UK’ Code of Fundraising Practice. The Code includes a specific section about the Three Peaks Challenge, and the Institute says that it aims to take on board concerns about such events expressed by organisations affected by this activity.Members of the working party should have:– Experience of organising outdoor fundraising events in the UK;– Knowledge of Institute of Fundraising Codes of Fundraising Practice;– Ability to think creatively and analytically about communicating sometimes complex messages about fundraising;– Ability to commit to the draft timetable below;– Commitment to ensuring a sustainable fundraising environment.The first working party meeting is expected to take place in January 2008, with a draft Code being produced during summer 2009 and the Code publication taking place in 2010.Those interested in becoming part of the working party need to submit their nominations to the Institute of Fundraising by 21 November Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 October 2008 | News Outdoor fundraising code of practice to be developed Tagged with: Events Institute of Fundraising Law / policy 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  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

HUD to Commit $24 Million To Help PHA Residents Increase Earned Income

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles October 10, 2014 791 Views Home / Daily Dose / HUD to Commit $24 Million To Help PHA Residents Increase Earned Income Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Delaware Court Rules in MERS’ Favor Over Assignment of Mortgage Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 10/13/2014 Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. HUD to Commit $24 Million To Help PHA Residents Increase Earned Income Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Economy Employment HOUSING HUD jobs-Plus Pilot Program Public Housing Authorities Economy Employment HOUSING HUD jobs-Plus Pilot Program Public Housing Authorities 2014-10-10 Brian Honea The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is committing $24 million to certain qualified Public Housing Authorities (PSAs) help their residents increase their earned income, HUD secretary Julián Castro announced on Friday.HUD has long been an advocate of assisting public housing residents reach self-sufficiency through improving residents’ employment situations. The Jobs-Plus Pilot Program sponsored by HUD supports work readiness and job placement efforts in addition to helping public housing residents find and/or upgrade employment by connecting residents with local employers.Analysts have shown there is a direct correlation between the housing market and the overall economy; the housing market needs the economy to rebound in order to fully recover, and vice versa. HUDs Jobs-Plus Pilot Program is a step toward helping both housing and the economy recover, and then sustaining that recovery, by putting resources toward improving the earning potential of public housing residents.”HUD is always looking for innovative ways to help families secure new opportunities and reach their full potential,” Castro said. “This funding uses housing as a platform for success by linking public housing residents with the resources they need to access better paying jobs. HUD has a unique role to play in helping folks better their lives. In addition to helping folks secure decent, affordable housing, we are committed to ensuring that their housing serves as a springboard to success.”Castro made the announcement of the funding during a walking tour of a neighborhood in Central Falls, Rhode Island on Friday. He has been focused on advancing policies that create jobs, therefore creating opportunities for Americans, with HUD approaching its 50th anniversary next year.The Jobs-Plus Pilot Program uses a demonstration program combining training, job placement, and traditional employment with a rent incentive and a place-based investment in building. The program’s goal for each family is to improve employment and attain a higher earned income, thus helping families achieve self-sufficiency. Under the program model, PHAs partner with the Department of Labor American Jobs Centers. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

What kind of leader are you?

first_imgWhileit may be true that some are born leaders in the conventional sense, you do nothave to be at the top to show leadership qualities. Select one answer to eachof the following questions and then turn the page to discover what kind ofleader you are 1.         The most important characteristic tomake an effective leader is…a          Helping others to succeedb          Taking charge c          Inspiring peopled          Respect2.         The leader I most admire is:a          Ghandib          Hitlerc          Richard Bransond          Jack Welch3.         To which of these alternative careerswould your employees assign you?a          A personal fitness coachb          The captain of a shipc          An inventord          A judge4.         People…a          Are an organisation’s most valuableassetb          Are a means to an endc          Need to be leadd          Need someone to follow5.         Which of the following best describesyou?a          I help other people achieve their goalsb          I use other people’s abilitiesto achieve my goalsc          I am someone others would bewilling to followd          I talk the talk and walk thewalk6.         If a problem arises, what is yourapproach to finding a solution?a          Consultativeb          A brief brainstorm and a quickimplementationc          Creative brainstorm, lookingfor new solutions and opportunitiesd          Reflective, relying on pastinsights7.         When a solution is found, it tends tobe…a          Win-win for all stakeholdersb          Your solution, as you have themost experience and knowledgec          Your solution, but you leavethe detail to othersd          The best solution for theorganisation, after careful consideration8.         Which of the following best describesyour communication style? a          I always take time to listen and amopen in my responsesb          I am clear in what I expect ofpeople and I expect excellencec          I listen to what people have tosay and challenge their preconceptions d          I prefer to act than talk aboutthings9.         If staff are not producing the resultsyou expect, do you…a          Uncover the problem and come up with asolutionb          Increase the rewardc          Apply more pressured          Do it yourself10.       The mission and values of yourorganisation…a          Act as a central base point from whicheveryone worksb          Have been defined, should bestrictly adhered to and re-enforced at all possible opportunities c          Are there to provide a goal towhich everyone should aspired          Tend to end up as meaninglesswords on the wallTheleadership styles described on the next page are not mutually exclusive.Effective leadership requires aspects of all these styles which have theirplace and time.Theessential aspects of effective leadership fall into four ‘roles’: creating theblueprint, creating a system of work to achieve this blueprint, releasing thetalent, energy and contribution of people and building trust with others – thevery heart of effective leadership.Characterand personality traits are a vital factor in how somebody tackles theleadership challenge. A primarily visionary leader may enter the cycle in theblueprint stage, while a primarily empowering leader is excellent at givingpeople the tools and the freedom to lead themselves. Whatever your style, thekey is not to neglect these main aspects.”Leadershipis communicating a person’s worth so effectively that they come to see it inthemselves.”Sowhat’s your leadership styleMostlyAsThe Servant LeaderTheservant-leader approach takes the principle of empowerment to its logicalconclusion. You see your role as simply helping your employees succeed – tosupport those whom you lead. Thismeans not only giving them the necessary tools and systems, and the freedom toperform, but inspiring them to want to devote their energies to theorganisation’s mission – which also needs to be their mission. You recognisethat people’s time and physical ability may be bought, but you cannot buy theirheart, mind, and spirit. To achieve this you appreciate the culture of theorganisation must be built on principles such as trust and integrity: theremust be moral authority.MostlyBsThe captain Youare typically a highly driven individual who expects your people to be equallymotivated in following your direction. Youlike to be in charge, know everything that is going on and to take control, tothe extent sometimes of being termed a ‘control freak’. You also expect yourinstructions to be followed without question so that when a company orsituation is turned around or resolved, you know the credit is all yours.Otherstrong personalities within the organisation can be seen as challenges orthreats.MostlyCsThe inspirationalYouare a powerful force who inspires people to want to follow.Yourexample shines through your organisation, department or team and your sense ofpurpose and vision is clear to all. You often inspires the affection of peoplewho work with you. However,you are likely to leave the detail of how to achieve the goal to others withinthe organisation – who may feel the vision is all very well, but the detailprevents them reaching it.MostlyDsThe leader by exampleYouare interested in the detail of the organisation and like to consider whethersystems and processes are aligned the right way. Peoplesee and appreciate that you have a real interest in the nuts and bolts of theorganisation and in ensuring that it works smoothly. Yourun a highly efficient organisation, department or team while remaining low profile.However, you may tend to equate management with leadership, and considersystems and processes before considering people. Communication of visions andgoals may either be assumed, or seen as unnecessary or unrealistic.Providedby FranklinCovey Europe, a leader in solutions provision for organisational andpersonal effectiveness and performance.–For further information on FranklinCovey telephone 01295 274139 or visit What kind of leader are you?On 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

GroceryAid appoints new treasurer

first_imgDavid Wheeler, head of finance at Sainsbury’s, is to join the GroceryAid trustee board as treasurer.Wheeler, who has been appointed to the position with immediate effect, has also been made chair of the finance committee.He began his career at PwC, before moving to Home Retail Group as head of group commercial and financial accounting.Following completion of the acquisition of Home Retail Group by Sainsbury’s, he supported the new management team with the initial integration of the two businesses. He subsequently moved into Sainsbury’s commerce finance leadership team to take on his current role.As treasurer of GroceryAid and chair of the GroceryAid finance committee, Wheeler will oversee the charity’s finances and report back to the trustee board throughout the year.Wheeler said: “I look forward to being able to contribute to sustaining the charity’s growth at a time of great challenge for the industry.”GroceryAid chief executive Steve Barnes added: “These are important roles for GroceryAid and we are lucky to have someone of David’s calibre on board.”last_img read more

Watch Judy McLane & the Cast of Mamma Mia! Dance & Jive

first_imgFriday night and the clouds are low…but that’s not stopping them! The Today Show concluded this week’s “Best of Broadway” series with a bouncy and spandex-laden performance from the cast of Mamma Mia!. The colorful crew pumped up 30 Rock crowds with their rendition of the title song and “Dancing Queen.” What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with the spunky Donna Sheridan (currently played by Judy McLane)? She may have dropped the ball on the whole baby daddy subject, but any mom who will sing ABBA tunes with you is a great mom. So go ahead, have a look, wave your arms in the air at your desk (we won’t judge) and happy Mother’s Day! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015 Mamma Mia! Related Shows Judy McLane Star Fileslast_img read more