AOL splashes $315m to buy the HuffPo

first_img KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Monday 7 February 2011 8:05 pm AOL splashes $315m to buy the HuffPo center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Share AOL yesterday announced it has bought fast-growing news source the Huffington Post in a deal worth $315m (£196m).As part of the deal Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of the US-based media outlet, will take charge of all of AOL’s editorial content. AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong said the deal gives his firm “an ability to accelerate our core strategy, accelerate the advertising strategy, and put a different brand ability in content media space.”AOL hopes to drive the site’s revenues from $31m last year to around $60m in 2011. Ian Maude, online analyst for Enders Analysis told City A.M. the deal fits AOL’s strategy of moving towards a low-cost, editorially driven content base but warned the price seems high.He said: “AOL is obviously assuming it can grow its audience and advertising revenue but even then this deal seems pricey.“Arianna is clearly a very important factor in the deal. Putting her in charge of editorial is placing a huge amount of faith in her.“In short, it’s a successful, growing business that has attracted a lot of attention. It isn’t cheap but neither is it Armstrong’s Bebo moment.” AOL suffered sharp declines in advertising sales and dial-up subscriptions in the fourth quarter of 2010, driving overall revenue down 26 per cent. to just $2.4bn.The deal, which places a 10 times premium on the Huffington Post’s 2010 revenues, comes after a string of disastrous acquisitions by AOL.Topping the list is its failed $350bn merger with Time Warner, which saw astronomical writedowns before AOL was spun off in 2009.The firm was also badly stung when it bought Bebo for $850m in 2008, before offloading it just two years later to Criterion Capital Partners for a rumoured $10m. last_img read more

Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ), listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), is the leading real estate investment, development and management company in Zambia. Originally the North Western Rhodesia Farmers Co-operative in the 1920’s, secured the current location of Central Park on Cairo Road as a collection centre for farming produce. The Co-op went through various guises until after independence in 1964 when it was renamed the Zambian Farmers Co-operative. The construction of the Farmers House building was completed in the 1970’s, hence the name by which that property became known.last_img read more

Kenya Orchards Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Olympia Capital Corporation Limited ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgOlympia Capital Corporation Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Olympia Capital Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Corporation is an investment holding company operating in the construction industry in Botswana. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures and markets a range of building materials that includes vinyl floor tiles, and aluminium and PVC windows and door frames. The company also has interests in manufacturing and supplying industrial adhesives and glue, cleaning chemicals, fire equipment, water pumps. Olympia Capital Corporation manages a portfolio of real estate investments which includes Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. The company has identified opportunities to expand its footprint in southern and eastern Africa. Olympia Capital Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited.last_img read more

The Apopka Voice hits a publishing milestone

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. November 24, 2017 at 2:10 pm Mama Mia Anyway, you know darn well I am too young to be a historian…..haha. November 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom charles towne Mama Mia Reply November 24, 2017 at 8:16 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 It is my personal belief and opinion, that it is not the “keyboard warriors” who are creating the image, or perception of Apopka, but instead the newsmakers and their happenings, that gets the media coverage. The “keyboard warriors” are only offering their opinions on the news that has already hit the newspapers, internet, radio shows, etc…. Hi Diane!…. Reply Please enter your comment! Reply Mama Mia November 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm Reply TAGS4000 articles publishedFacebook likesThe Apopka Voice Previous articleIn-store shopping still matters this holiday seasonNext articleRetail rage: Why Black Friday leads shoppers to behave badly Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia November 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm Mama Mia Reply The Apopka resident that Ms. Boykin wrote of, in her article in the Apopka Chief Newspaper, I believe was the author’s daddy, the author being Perrine Slim, the one whose book has not been allowed to be sold at the Apopka History Museum, as of lately, and before it was sold there with proceeds supporting the museum…Michael Gladden Sr. was his daddy, the one, who longtime COA’s elected leaders and administrators tried to oust him out from his own home and property, to get him to move to the other side of the railroad tracks, which was where the blacks were “suppose to live” at that era in time ….wish I could find Ms. Boykin’s article, for reference from a previous Apopka Chief, but that is who I think I remember she wrote of, Michael Gladden Sr. …..Perrine Slim’s daddy. Perrine Slim was a pen name, and not the real name of Michael Gladden Jr., is who he really was….correct me if I am wrong on any of this……..what goes around comes around….as I state this museum issue needs a resolution!! Looks bad……whether allegations are true or not, considering the old history of this city!!! I see the Apopka Historical Museum subject is once again in the news… I said, this subject needs a resolution, as this is going to continue and it is not good for this community! I cannot emphasize this enough! I am referring to Ms. Francina Boykin’s letter to the editor of the Apopka Chief Newspaper in today’s edition. Although I don’t know Ms. Boykin very well, I have listened to her speak at the Apopka City Council meetings, and have talked with her at Mayor Land’s ice cream social at Highland Manor, as well as have read her history column writings in the Apopka Chief Newspaper, where she writes some history of Apopka about the early settlers and residents……I highly respect Ms. Boykin, and I believe her to be a expert on some of this area’s history, as well as a fine upstanding citizen, that I regard as a very nice person. I see though, that she wrote a letter to the editor, and stated that those who complain about the Apopka Historical Museum should spend their time working volunteering for the museum or join with a membership…..and that kind of stunned me, as one of the complaints that I heard or read from some of the AACCC’s complaint (Apopka Area Concerned Citizens Council) was that a lady of “color”, and this is the exact words they used, was denied, when she offered to volunteer for the museum. I do not know this lady, I do not know if this is true, but I am going by what the AACCC member said. Also, I believe others were denied, is what I heard when they specifically stated that they offered to volunteer for unpaid work at the Apopka Historical Museum. Now, I have to ask, would you want to buy a membership into an organization that you were denied to volunteer to work for….I know I wouldn’t!!! It is okay if you all don’t agree with me on my opinion. I am not out to win a popularity contest anyway……just giving you all my point of view on some of these issues….and again, I think highly of Ms. Boykin. November 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm Reply November 24, 2017 at 10:23 amcenter_img November 27, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Diane Reply I hope they find that older man that is missing in Apopka that has dementia. Just the fact that he left in a car driving is bad enough! The news says they are searching heavy woods near north Apopka. I sure hope they find the gentleman and that he is okay. He is an older black man that is 72, and has short white hair, and a white short beard or maybe a goatee beard. According to the news, a lot of people see him walking a lot. Okay, no one corrected me when I stated that Perrine Slim was the pen name for Michael Gladden Jr. That is incorrect, I found out, I was mistaken. Perrine Slim’s real name was William Gladden Jr. and I don’t know who his daddy was. I don’t know if it was Michael Gladden Jr. or not…..sorry. Anyway, it was Perrine Slim’s relative of way back then, in the old old era of segregation, here in Apopka, that he resisted and fought against having to move to over the railroad tracks, and was able to keep his property and home, what is now very near where the city center of Apopka is going in….that was in Ms. Boykin’s article a while back in the Apopka Chief Newspaper, that I still can’t locate here at my house, as I wanted to refer to the facts…oh well…..sorry about the errors of who was who, and who was daddy to who….LOL Mama Mia November 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm Mama Mia Reply I also noted that when Ms. Kilsheimer wrote her letter to the Apopka Voice explaining the incident about the museum, and the controversy and following her letter of explanation, I did not see Ms. Boykin’s name listed on the list of museum board of directors, who supported Ms. Kilsheimer’s above letter of explanation, and it is my understanding Ms. Boykin is Vice President of the historical board. Correct me, if I am wrong. I thought that was strange, that she didn’t list her name supporting Ms. Kilsheimer’s letter….?????? November 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm Reply I thought it odd that Ms. Boykin was also critical of the Apopka Chief, especially since they publish Ms. Boykin’s writings of the history she writes up about this area’s past. The last article I read she wrote about, of the COA’s administrators and elected leaders of a long long time ago in the past, wasn’t very nice, as to how they treated some of the black residents, by trying to force them to move to other sections of our town, and how one in particular resisted and persisted, and was able to live on, in what was then considered, the “white” section of town, which was near former Mayor Land’s home, but years and years before Mayor Land became the mayor. She was talking a very long time ago, and even delinquent property taxes were used against the black residents to get them out of the “white sections of town”……this is the history of our town! True, but not very nice… This one resistant resident that persisted, was apparently able to live on where he wanted, because he knew ” the right people in political power”…. this was in Ms. Boykin’s article. I guess I am wondering why Ms. Boykin, was harsh on the Apopka Chief Newspaper, as I too saw that the Apopka Chief was there reporting, as only reporting on news from the Apopka City Council meeting also, like so many other citizens said, and nothing more, but some didn’t see it that way….WOW….!!! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter As a writer I am proud to be connected to the Apopka Voice. Charles-Chaz-Towne The Apopka Voice publishes its 4,000th articleThey say that writers write, and that’s what we’ve been doing at The Apopka Voice. This article is the 4,000th published since we started reporting the news back on December 12th, 2015.We publish immediately when the news is breaking.In that time we have covered breaking news, business openings, and traffic alerts. When the Apopka Fire and Police Departments responded to a fire, crash or crime, we report on it. We gave you the details on City Council meetings, we were there when two brand-new candidates defeated two City Commission incumbents, and we will be there for the elections of 2018.We inspire you on Sundays and inform you on all the news of Apopka seven days a week.And we’re just getting warmed-up.The staff at The Apopka Voice would like to thank all of our readers for your support. 4,000 stories in less than two years are enough words to fill up 25 novels, but we hope to do even more in the coming months. It’s because of our reader’s response that keeps us going.According to Google Analytics, there is an average of 32,000 unique visitors to website every month. We also have over 5,400 likes on Facebook.But we aren’t a Facebook Page… we are a LION.The Apopka Voice is a Local Independent Online News Site (LION). We publish 5-10 articles per day, and we publish immediately when there is breaking news. The articles are first published on our website;, then we post links to the articles on Facebook and other social media platforms. We use Facebook to deliver the articles to your computer and/or mobile device.Another way to get immediate notification of each story we publish is to set a Google News Alert.  Use this link to find out more: Readers of The Apopka Voice can now use Google News AlertsWe also encourage our readers to use Facebook to comment on our articles. Facebook comments are better than Letters to the Editor because first and foremost, they are immediate… no waiting for your letter to be “approved” and published. Second, there is unlimited space. We don’t have to pick the “best” letters to publish or limit the number of words. Third, others can comment on your comments. This helps the whole Apopka Community to have a voice.We know that every article isn’t going to be of interest to every one of our 32,000-plus readers, but if you see an article that is of interest to you it will probably be of interest to one or more of your Facebook friends. The best way to help them be as informed as you are is to share the article using Facebook’s “Share” and “Tag” features to make it visible to your friends.And yes, we have another reason for asking you to “Share” as many of our articles as possible. “Sharing” spreads the word to more people, which leads to more readers, which leads to more visibility for our advertisers, which leads to more advertisers.And more advertisers allow us to publish even more articles about Apopka.And that is what we are all about; publishing as many articles as possible so that those who live here know what is happening in Apopka. Reply 13 COMMENTS Mama Mia Congratulations Reggie and staff on Apopka Voice’s 4000th milestone of articles published. I am thankful for the “LION” which I admit, I didn’t know at first, what you meant when you stated Apopka Voice is a lion….(local independent online news site)….my mind usually thinks of an image roaring lion with a furry mane….LOL Again congratulations! November 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm November 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm November 24, 2017 at 2:29 pm Please enter your name here Congratulations The Apopka Voice provides readers who use social media to get their news of what is going on around the City. Your internet media provides a variety of articles of interest. Sometimes, I comment on articles written by your contributor re: Faith & Family. Sometimes, it is just interesting to read the public comments following articles regarding local issues. I often wonder when reading if the keyboard warriors realize the image and/or perception they are creating for Apopka. Nevertheless, I applaud & welcome the additional news outlet via The Apopka Voice. It provides the readers another source to get their local news, as well as, a vast of variety of news & social events. It provides the reader to share their comments and/or opinions without retribution. Social media has changed our world; we are global; connected to every corner of the world; the Information & up to the moment, breaking news is received in real time. Hitting the milestone of 4,000 says readers are tuning in. Congratulations. Now he has been reported as 75 years old, and walked away from his home instead of driving. Missing near 441 and Hermit Smith Road….I will keep looking for him when I am out and about.last_img read more

Vallée du Parc Residence / Chevalier Morales Architectes

first_imgArchDaily 2015 Houses Canada “COPY” Area:  434 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Vallée du Parc Residence / Chevalier Morales ArchitectesSave this projectSaveVallée du Parc Residence / Chevalier Morales Architectes Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The Vallée du Parc Residence sits in a bucolic valley in Mauricie, a south-central region of Québec. Originally inspired by a reinterpretation of the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the ground-floor plan is shaped by a studied insertion of various terraces and its relation to the automobile. From a distance, the eye is attracted by the complex angular roof that establishes a geometrical reciprocity with the surrounding hills. Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesThe conceptual development of this project was tinted from the start with a touch of nostalgia. The site of the house itself is part of the former set where were shot most of the exterior scenes of Les filles de Caleb, a mythical television series presented on national television in the nineties. Open views, rolling hills, old barns, perch fences and wild flowers: every aspect of the site was constantly bringing back this historical fiction of rural Québec at the beginning of the twentieth century. Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesWhile contemplating this bucolic and almost fictional landscape, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright became a natural refence for the architects. Especially for the strong visual connections he constantly established between the interior and exterior spaces of his celebrated residential projects.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesThe perceived horizontality of the house is created by the extensive program – six bedrooms, two family rooms, four bathrooms, and three garage spaces – that is mainly located on one single ground floor.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe Roof The roof, with its multiple sloped planes, irregular angles and lines, and with a complete absence of overhangs, was ultimately conceived as a geometrical interpretation of the characteristic rolling hills of the site. Instead of merging with the horizon, the roof here creates an architectural dialogue with the surrounding landscape. It is constantly changing, according to the perspective and to the angle of approach to the residence.Save this picture!SectionsInstead of floating over an open plan, the roof forms a whole with the exterior walls, reinforcing the impression of a singular architectural object rooted in the landscape. From inside of the house, the angular planes of the roof reveal themselves and contribute to unify the central living spaces under a complex multi-facetted ceiling.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesThe Terraces Besides the multiple roof studies conducted during the project’s development, the intention to anchor the house to its site was reached through the introduction of a series of terraces, each one projecting itself directly into the field. These terraces emerge from different subtractive operations made to the original volume to bring various qualities of natural light and space into the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesThe most important terrace was strategically located near the entrance to create a compression effect. It pulls the landscape onto the house to offer an intimate garden to its owners. The idea of a garden defined by the architecture of the house itself was derived from Wright’s work.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesThe Envelope Covered with dark-tinted, rough wood planks of various depths, the exterior walls were designed to offer a dynamic and unique texture defined by the ever-changing natural light throughout the day and the seasons. Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesIn terms of openings, two parallel strategies were used in the architectural composition. Curtain walls were placed in all of the subtractions creating the terraces while more typical windows were used elsewhere. The latter project themselves outside the line of the building envelope, like bulging eyes trying to reach out to and framing specific views. Interior detailing reflects the double nature of the fenestration strategy.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales ArchitectesThrough its original geometry, textural richness, and spatial connection with its surroundings, the Vallée du Parc Residence initiates an architectural conversation within a delicate natural environment. Project gallerySee allShow lessPublic Middle School Of Labarthe-Sur-Lèze / LCR ArchitectesSelected Projects20-24-26 Marcy Avenue Apartments / Studio EsnalSelected Projects Share Year:  Architects: Chevalier Morales Architectes Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeChevalier Morales ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShawiniganOn FacebookCanadaPublished on November 05, 2019Cite: “Vallée du Parc Residence / Chevalier Morales Architectes” 04 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 CopyHouses•Shawinigan, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY” Vallée du Parc Residence / Chevalier Morales Architecteslast_img read more

Deloitte’s raise over £2 million for BHF and Leukaemia Research

first_imgDeloitte staff and partners supported both charities via a range of fundraising activities from speed-networking, ‘X-Factor’ themed events and the foundation of the Deloitte Choir, to the more traditional favourites such as quiz nights, raffles and a number of popular sporting events. Howard Lake | 6 March 2008 | News  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One of the highlights for 2007 was when 1,000 Deloitte staff took part in the annual JP Morgan Chase Challenge (5km run), raising over £100,000 for BHF & Leukaemia Research, including matched funding from the firm.Regular payroll giving has also been successful with over 25% of Deloitte’s UK staff currently participating in the scheme, earning the Firm a Gold award for Payroll Giving from the Institute of Fundraising presented at the Deloitte’s raise over £2 million for BHF and Leukaemia Research A corporate partnership between professional services firm Deloitte and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Leukaemia Research has generated over £2 million for the charities.Following a staff vote, Deloitte initially entered into a two year fundraising partnership with the two charities in 2005, aiming to raise £1 million. However, following its success, the partnership was extended for a further year, raising £2.02 million in total. Tagged with: corporate 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

5 great charity April Fools 2016

first_img Who doesn’t love an April Fools’ gag? This year saw some great fundraising ideas across a range of media from a number of charities, which largely aimed to grab people’s attention, and then redirect it towards a real issue or challenge. Here are five that caught our eye, raising awareness of everything from events to health matters, and animal conservation.1) WWF UKWWF launched an April 1st campaign, asking people to adopt a unicorn, stating that demand for their beautiful horns and loss of their rainbow-spangled habitat has led to a catastrophic fall in unicorn numbers, to the point where unicorns now exist only in our imaginations. When that grabbed people’s attention, the charity pointed out that the real animals with horns that need protecting are rhinos, and asked people to adopt one of them instead. 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 5) Macmillian Cancer SupportWith its pretend launch of #FlamingoFriday, Macmillan managed to get a lot of people standing on one leg for April Fool’s Day by challenging them to tweet a photo of themselves standing on one leg for the chance to be the face of a new challenge event. Quite a lot of people seemed to fall for it too.  245 total views,  1 views today 5 great charity April Fools 2016 4) CoppafeelCoppafeel rather entertainingly told everyone that it had received planning permission to build a giant boob on the roof of its headquarters, and then encouraged people who fell for their April Fool to remember to check their own boobs regularly.  246 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22center_img 3) NSPCCThe NSPCC added a twist to its real Gherkin Challenge, which takes place on 19th June and challenges people to walk or run the 38 floors to the top, by asking people to time how fast they could eat a jar of gherkins. How many people fell for that, then? Tagged with: April Fools Fundraising ideas Humour AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 2) British Heart FoundationThe British Heart Foundation really has teamed up with Jaffa oranges but it tricked us all by announcing that to celebrate the new partnership, Jaffa had developed the new All-Red orange, which was, well, red, and was selling it in Tesco stores. Melanie May | 1 April 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Farm Bill Implementation Could be Delayed by Government Shutdown

first_img Previous articleConsumer Food Trends in 2019 Will Impact FarmersNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 4, 2019 NAFB News Service Farm Bill Implementation Could be Delayed by Government Shutdown Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Implementation Could be Delayed by Government Shutdown SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Jan 3, 2019 Farm Bill Implementation Could be Delayed by Government ShutdownThe partial government shutdown, including non-essential USDA functions, is raising producer concerns over timely farm bill implementation, ahead of this year’s planting season.As if farmers didn’t have enough problems with years of low-prices, trade and other troubles. Now, the partial government shutdown, in its second week, is unnerving producers, according to American Farm Bureau Executive Director Dale Moore.“It’s always a challenge to implement a farm bill, but when the department doesn’t have funding, that’s certainly something that, we’re all holding our breath to see, A, how quickly that can get resolved, and B, how that helps the Secretary and his team get started on implementing this new farm bill. This, certainly, is going to be a challenge, and one we hope gets resolved very soon.”Some programs, including Market Facilitation payments, are continuing, uninterrupted. But Moore says farmers need to know soon, what combination of regular farm programs they’ll use to manage risk.“One thing that we have heard a lot about in the lead-up to getting the farm bill done in Congress, and the president getting it signed, was the assurances that farmers are going to have an opportunity to make new decisions on whether they’re signed up for ARC or PLC.”Moore warns timing is key for producers and their lenders.“Fundamentally, they would like to have something done well before they get started on that spring planting process…and that is why, when the farm bill…they had a fairly short window for implementation—that was spelled out in the bill—and that’s a pretty hard mark to hit, when you don’t have the funding and have your personnel in place.”Moore says the “missing piece” right now is whether producers can get into their local FSA office and figure out their 2019 plans.But those offices began shutting down as funding ran out last Friday.last_img read more

Growing threats to independent press in approach to legislative elections

first_imgNews Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media Receive email alerts Organisation November 6, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a marked deterioration in press freedom in the runup to the 27February legislative elections. A BBC correspondent has been attacked in Dushanbe and all the copies of thelatest issue of the opposition weekly Nerui Sukhan were confiscated by the tax police. February 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Growing threats to independent press in approach to legislative elections News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Tajikistan Tajikistan’s journalists and independent media are increasingly being harassed in the approach to the 27 February 2005 legislative elections, Reporters Without Borders warned today, pointing to a politician’s aggressive behaviour towards the BBC’s Farsi-language correspondent, Iskandar Firuz, and the closure of independent weekly Nerui Sukhan and seizure of its latest issue.Firuz was accosted on 29 January by the deputy president of the People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT) at a polling station in the Shokhmanssur district of the capital, Dushanbe, where he had gone to cover a meeting between candidates and voters. After destroying her cassette tape, he told him : “Go and complain to whomever you like, I’m not afraid of anyone.”In a letter to President Imamali Rakhmonov, Reporters Without Borders said it was “very worried by this attack on a journalist who was just doing her job in the run-up to the legislative elections.”A seal was put on the offices of Nerui Sukhan and all 3,000 copies of its latest issue were seized on 26 January as part of an operation ordered by the tax office targeting the privately-owned printing works Kaikhon, which allegedly failed to pay its taxes and printed newspapers without a permit.”The closure of one of the last independent newspapers by this roundabout route, using the tax office, shows that the authorities are bent on gagging all dissident voices,” Reporters Without Borders added it its letter to the president.Some 3,000 copies of Nerui Sukhan (which means “Force of Words”) had been published each week since January 2003 by the Fund for the Memory and Defence of the Rights of Journalists. Nuriddin Karshiboyev, the head of the Association of Independent Media, said the reasons given by the authorities for closing Nerui Sukhan were clearly spurious: “Why would you seal the newspaper’s office if there is just a tax problem involving Kaikhon, the company that prints it.”Another printing works was already closed by the tax department on 18 August, forcing the opposition newspaper Ruzi Nav to get printed in Kyrgyzstan until one of its issues was finally seized by the authorities at Dushanbe airport on 4 November. The newspaper disbanded thereafter.Just a handful of independent newspapers are left – Najot (the newspaper of the Islamist Renaissance opposition party), Biznis I Politika, Asia Plus and the online newspaper attack on Firuz was preceded by attacks and threats against other journalists in 2004 which indicate a sharp decline in the ability of the press to work freely.Mavluda Sultonzoda of Ruzi Nav and Nerui Sukhan received threatening letters on 3 August after writing an article critical of the president and government that was headlined: “Who is Rakhmonov? Former Ruzi Nav editor Rajabi Mirzo was the victim of a physical attack on 29 July in Dushanbe that was linked to his articles exposing government corruption. Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president News TajikistanEurope – Central Asia TajikistanEurope – Central Asia to go further News May 14, 2021 Find out more #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic RSF_en August 25, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more