VG vs KCH Dream11 Match Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11…

first_img MUL vs ISL Dream11 Prediction for Super League T20 Match 30 – PSL 2021 Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 19 June VG vs KCH Dream11 Match Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11 for ECS T10 Germany -T10, 17 May By Kunal Dhyani – May 17, 2021 TAGSECS T10 GermanyVG vs KCH CaptainVG vs KCH Dream11VG vs KCH Playing11VG vs KCH Prediction SHARE Fantasy Previous articleIPL 2022 New Teams: BCCI set to postpone tender plans for new teams for few monthsNext articleCricket viewership rises in rugby dominated New Zealand ahead of ICC WTC Final Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. SUI vs TUR Dream11 Prediction for Euro 2020 Football Match – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 20 June Fantasy Fantasy ECS T10 Malta –Match 11 – AUK vs AUM VG vs KCH Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Captain/Vice-Captain Options, Playing11 for ECS T10 Germany – Match 01– VG vs KCH Match Preview: After successful completion of the Prague leg, the European Cricket Series has reached Germany. Top 10 teams from Western Germany will participate in this series that will run across 12 days. A total of 48 games will be played in the tournament with four matches scheduled to take place each day.The first match of the ECS Germany Krefeld will be played between VfB Gelsenkirchen and Koln Challengers at Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground in Krefeld. This will be the first time both teams will come face to face in the European Cricket Series. IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction for World Test Championship Final- Fantasy Tips, Playing11 Captain Choices, 18 June Fantasy Fantasy POR vs GER Dream11 Prediction for Euro 2020 Football Match – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Starting11, 19 June Fantasy QUE vs KAR Dream11 Prediction for Super League T20 Match 29 – PSL 2021 Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 19 June center_img Fantasy AL vs GGC Dream11 Prediction for Dhaka T20 – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 20 June Facebook Twitter DOHS vs PAR Dream11 Prediction for Dhaka T20 – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 20 June Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Fantasy Both teams will be looking to kickstart the campaign with a win and it will be interesting to watch how the teams will approach.Match Details – VG vs KCH Dream11 Team Prediction ECS T10 Germany LIVE Match DetailsMatch: VG vs KCH, ECS T10 Germany, Match 1Date: 17th May 2021,Time: 2:30 PM ISTVenue: Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground, KrefeldVG vs KCH Probable Playing XIsVfB Gelsenkirchen Probable Playing XIVignaesh Sankaran, Phanish Rachuru, Swapnil Varhade, Shahidullah Arman, Shrutarv Awasthi, Suliman Hugakhil, Mirwali Jabarkheel, Mubashir Hussain, Kamran Khan, Anil KaviKoln Challengers Probable Playing XIKesava Motati, Vijay Rathnavel, Akhil Gidadaluri, Sriram Gurumurthy, Amey Potale, Srinivas Nareshkumar, Nikhil Patil, Rohit Narayanan, Dev Ganatra, Santhosh Mathi, Abdul AjeezECS T10 Germany Fantasy League VG vs KCH PLAYING 11Vijay Rathnavel, Abdul Ajeez, Kamran Khan, Phanish Rachuru, Suliman Hugakhil, Amey Potale, Dev Ganatra, Shahidullah Arman, Mubashir Hussain, Anil Kavi, Shrutarv AwasthiCaptain: Kamran Khan Vice-captain: Vijay RathnavelVG vs KCH ECS T10 Germany, LIVE Streaming in IndiaThe live streaming of the ECS T10 Germany on Fancode. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.coVG vs KCH Full SquadsVfB GelsenkirchenVignaesh Sankaran, Arvind Raju, Arfan Malik, Rubesh Palaniappan, Nihal Mattoo, Afzal Pathan, Sahalom Dhaly, Mezeyn Kamal, Kamran Khan, Phanish Rachuru, Swapnil Varhade, Shahidullah Arman, Shrutarv Awasthi, Sivasai Yeesakonu, Anil Kavi, Suliman Hugakhil, Mirwali Jabarkheel, Neeraj Hukeri, Ebnimin Qanee, Hammed Ghane Zanei, Mubashir Hussain.Koln ChallengersKesava Motati, Vijay Rathnavel, Abdul Ajeez, Ajmal Schinwari, Aravind Muthusubramanian, Akhil Gidadaluri, Sriram Gurumurthy, Amey Potale, Srinivas Nareshkumar, Nikhil Patil, Rohit Narayanan, Dev Ganatra, Santhosh Mathi. Fantasy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fantasy Fantasy ITA vs WAL Dream11 Prediction for Euro 2020 Football Match – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 20 June MTD vs GOZ Dream11 Prediction for Match 24 – ECS T10 Malta – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 19 June SPN vs POL Dream11 Prediction for Euro 2020 Football Match – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Starting11, 20 Junelast_img read more

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First Quantum Minerals 2007 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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US elections: I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock if Biden wins

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 10th October, 2020 | More on: CRH See all posts by Manika Premsingh Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! US elections: I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock if Biden winscenter_img Image source: Getty Images. The US economy will be dealing with the results of the country’s presidential elections in less than a month. It’s probably the single most important political event for global stock markets. Not only is the US economy the biggest economy, its financial markets are a force to reckon with. Even with the pandemic-related chaos we are witnessing right now, I reckon the FTSE 100 will react to the election’s outcome. Biden likely to winAccording to The Economist and its regularly updated projections, it’s going to be a democratic sweep this November. Other media, including the BBC and CNN also believe that the polls are tilted towards the Democrats for now. For us the key question is this: What does it mean for the FTSE 100 index? Goldman Sachs says that a Biden win will prompt an upgrade in forecasts. Broadly speaking, it appears that Goldman is betting on huge government spending and job creation, which will more than make up for hits from higher taxes and increased regulation. 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…Higher growth means that financial markets in general will benefit, and that should mean better outcomes for stock markets around the world, including the FTSE 100 index. More specifically, I think companies with substantial US exposure can gain significantly. Not all sectors will benefit equally of course. But I think those in infrastructure can be big winners, because that’s where a big share of spending will be channeled. This company’s set to gainOne FTSE 100 infrastructure company with US presence is the Irish construction biggie CRH (LSE: CRH). Its share price is trading at all-time highs right now. It has already picked up sharply since the start of October, possibly on a combination of signs of global economic recovery, its link to the US economy, and speculation of a Biden win. More than a few FTSE 100 stocks I’ve covered recently have seen impressive run-ups and this keeps raising the question – how much further are they likely to rise?In CRH’s case, the answer would be clearer than most now. I think the share price has further to go. Just consider its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.3 times. Compared to many other high-performing FTSE 100 stocks, this is still fairly affordable. I also think that as far as macroeconomic factors go, I think better US growth is great just by itself, considering that more than half its revenues are sourced from the country. But in this case I think it’s also a good hedge against continued pandemic-related uncertainty in the UK and the rest of Europe. The UK is a small part of CRH’s revenues but the rest of Europe is around a fourth of the total, which isn’t a small slice of the top-line. Further, unlike many other FTSE 100 companies, CRH’s diversified revenues mean that it will remain largely untouched by Brexit. We don’t know how Brexit is going to turn out, but so far there’s little optimism on the outcome.  If things turn out well, it’s a double-win. Whichever way I look at it, CRH is a good stock to buy.   Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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. 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How I’d start earning a passive income with just 5% of my wages

first_img Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 19th December, 2020 How I’d start earning a passive income with just 5% of my wages Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img The definition of a passive income stream is money you don’t have to work for. This might seem too good to be true. However, it’s possible to set up a passive income stream with almost no input whatsoever. Investors don’t even require a significant amount of money to set up a passive income. I think it’s possible to so with just 5% of my wages. 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…I believe this could be the perfect approach. Taking such a small amount out of my salary every month isn’t going to have a significant impact on my financial situation. But it will have a significant impact on my passive income goals. Searching for incomeI think the best way to build a passive income stream is to set up a portfolio with dividend stocks. Indeed, with interest rates where they are today, my figures suggest it would be virtually impossible to hit this goal without starting with a huge amount of cash. It would take as much as £1m to generate an income of just £10,000 a year on bank interest alone. Dividend stocks present the perfect alternative. The FTSE 100 currently supports an average dividend yield of around 3%. Some stocks in the index offer significantly more. British American Tobacco, for example, offers a dividend yield of around 8%.By using a blend of companies in a portfolio, such as British American and its peers, I reckon it’s possible for me to build a portfolio with a dividend yield of 5%. That compares favourably to the 1% or less most high street savings account now offer. These dividend stocks will form the foundations of my passive income portfolio. Building a passive income streamHaving established the investments to buy to generate a passive income, the next stage is finding the funds. I’ve decided to put away around 5% of my wages a year. When combined with some small excess contributions along the way, my figures suggest I could deposit as much as £3,000 a year. These small deposits will add up over time. My figures also suggest that contributions of £3k a year could help build an investment pot of nearly £40k after a decade. That’s assuming an annual interest rate of 5%. A pot of £40k could yield a passive income of £2k a year at an interest rate of 5%. This may not be a life-changing sum, but it’s a start. It also assumes my pay remains constant over the next decade, although I think this is unlikely. Increasing my deposits by 10-20% every year would yield a pot worth £100k after a decade, according to my calculations. That could be enough to generate a passive income of £5k a year. This would be more than adequate to cover my monthly housing costs. That’s how I plan to start earning a passive income stream by saving just 5% of my wages every month.  Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in British American Tobacco. 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. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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Hind House / John Pardey Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeJohn Pardey ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesReadingUnited KingdomPublished on June 10, 2009Cite: “Hind House / John Pardey Architects” 10 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave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 Architects: John Pardey Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Reading, United Kingdom Save this picture!+ 20 Share Projects Hind House / John Pardey Architects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/24363/hind-house-john-pardey-architects Clipboard United Kingdomcenter_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/24363/hind-house-john-pardey-architects Clipboard 2008 “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The clients had moved into a rather ordinary brick and tile 1970’s house on the banks of the river Loddon in early 2005 and wished to rebuild using a system-built house from the continent, but had become disillusioned with the cost and inflexibility that this offered and so approached us as they had been impressed by a house some 400 meters along the river that we had completed the previous year (The ‘Attwood house’ which went on to win the Grand Designs Best Remodeled House in Britain Award in 2007). Initially, we offered to come up with a sketch design for a small cost on the basis of no-win, no job! Happily, they loved the concept and after a few months of developing their ambitions, we arrived at the final design. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingThe brief segregated the house into three distinct zones; an open living space; a guest room/ gym area; and a bedroom area. We based our concept on these three elements to create wings that adopt a pinwheel form. The whole ensemble is raised up on columns to deal with the fact that the river is subject to seasonal flooding to a depth of just over one meter. The house occupies roughly the same position as the existing, and is set parallel to the river but as the plot twists towards the lane, arrival is angled around an entrance court. Save this picture!A dark zinc-clad wing is pushed forward receive a staircase that slices up into an open hood that is timber lined, with a glazed room to the side containing guest suite that doubles up as a gym. The stair arrives onto a an entrance balcony, with glazed door leading into a central hall space – this is the day room, dedicated to outdoor living and leads out onto a large deck, complete with hot tub beneath a zinc canopy. Following the zig-zag of the pinwheel, a staircase then leads down to a garden deck, with boardwalk that arrives at a landing stage on the river’s edge. Save this picture!To one side of the central element is a long, open living wing, resting on a cantilevered steel table that frames parking space. This is a cedar-clad element, with full height glazed wall onto a balcony to the river façade and a projecting linear oriel onto the north, garden façade. The space is divided into kitchen/ dining areas with a timber storage unit to the far end concealing study. Save this picture!To the other side is a cubic bedroom block stood on spindly columns. Again, cedar-clad this contains bathrooms and two bedrooms to the lower level and a top-floor master bedroom eerie. Save this picture!The house is to be steel framed, with timber stud infill; cedar and zinc-clad with aluminium-framed windows (frameless glazing to gym area); single-ply roofing. The house is run by a computerized building management system that controls not just heating demands, but also lighting, solar control and audio-visual installations. The walls, floors and roofs are highly insulated using sheep’s wool insulation to create a highly efficient home. The house continues our interest in natural materials that weather well, and an architecture that seeks out an embrace and celebration of nature.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessSodra Lanken / Rotstein ArkitekterArticlesYAMoPo 2009: Yet Another Most Popular Architecture Sites RankingArticles Share Area:  242 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hind House / John Pardey ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHind House / John Pardey Architects “COPY”last_img read more

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Elamang Avenue / Luigi Rosselli

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Justin Alexander+ 19 Share Elamang Avenue / Luigi Rosselli CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/171550/elamang-avenue-luigi-rosselli Clipboard Projects Australia Houses Architects: Luigi Rosselli Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeLuigi RosselliOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSydneyHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on September 27, 2011Cite: “Elamang Avenue / Luigi Rosselli” 27 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Elamang大道 / Luigi Rosselli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 Photographs Photographs:  Justin AlexanderText description provided by the architects. What makes a house comfortable? Is it the level of padding in the couches or the climatic and physical comfort that architecture, integrated with nature, allows? Elamang is a house that attempted the highest level of “comfort” as described above, whilst producing the smallest environmental impact. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesA rammed earth wall spine is the passive thermal system developed in this house to provide protection from climatic extremes. The spine links all levels of the long stepping dwelling on its south side. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe scheme also aimed to morph the existing dwelling into a more contemporary house and to link it to a new garage structure on Elamang Avenue. The design of the house uses the articulation of the old footprint, the additions and the garage volumes to form three landscaped courtyards and gardens. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderPhotovoltaics produce a considerable amount of the dwellings energy, as does a solar hot water installation. The bowels of the house contain 14300 litres of water tanks and, much like a camel it can survive heat and drought with minimal water and energy consumption. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe project succeeded as a testing ground for our aim to combine a high quality of residential design with a high level of environmental sustainability.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Roberts Memorial Delineation CompetitionArticlesVideo: Virgin America and Gensler offer Behind-the-Scenes look at SFO T2Articles Share Elamang Avenue / Luigi RosselliSave this projectSaveElamang Avenue / Luigi Rosselli ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/171550/elamang-avenue-luigi-rosselli Clipboard 2010last_img read more

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Leeds alumni pledge £11,000 in one night

first_img Tagged with: alumni Individual giving matched giving Telephone fundraising 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. Howard Lake | 28 October 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The University of Leeds is in Tier 3 of the scheme, receiving £1 in matched funding for every £3 donated inclusive of Gift Aid, up to a potential total match of £2.75 million. The formula means that every £3 donated by alumni can be worth up to £5 with Gift Aid and the government match.Adrian Salmon, Annual Fund Manager at the University of Leeds, said: “We’re delighted with the response from alumni to the Big Match. Our telephone fundraising team is made up of current Leeds students and is over 70 strong this year. For two thirds of the team, it’s their first experience of telephone fundraising.“They’re hugely enjoying not just the generosity from our alumni, but the sense they now have of a real connection with former generations of Leeds students, many of whom have led fascinating lives since graduation. Our telephone campaigns really help us build a wider Leeds community, as well as providing invaluable financial support for current Leeds students”.The team is also tweeting live from the calling room each night. Salmon believes that they could be the first charity in the UK to ‘live tweet’ a telephone campaign.“We hear so many fascinating stories over the phone each night and Twitter is a great way of sharing them quickly,” said Salmon.“We’ve heard about legendary student pranks, great fundraising our own alumni have done for other charities, and of course it’s also a way for us to thank our alumni for their generosity in real time. Telephone campaigns like this can be treated as invisible fundraising, but we think they offer a wonderful opportunity for our alumni to be able to share in the energy and enthusiasm of their University and their peers”.www.alumni.leeds.ac.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=995&srcid=183center_img The University of Leeds’ Big Match campaign has generated nearly £25,000 in pledges from alumni in just over a week, with £11,000 of that being raised on one night (26 October).‘The Big Match’ is Leeds’ promotion of HEFCE’s Matched Funding Scheme for Universities, designed to help English universities boost alumni participation in philanthropic giving.A total of £200 million has been allocated for matching until July 2011, which universities receive at a 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 ratio, depending on their fundraising experience, and up to a preset cap. Advertisement Leeds alumni pledge £11,000 in one night  29 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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GM cuts jobs – Auto workers fight back

first_imgDetroit – General Motors announced Nov. 26 that it plans to slash over 14,000 jobs and close four plants in the U.S., one in Canada and two more in as yet unnamed locations. GM CEO Mary Barra, who earned $22 million last year, chose her words carefully when she revealed the plan. She said that at various times next year the plants would become “unallocated.” That meant the products currently built at the plant will be discontinued, and no new products will be allocated to the plants named in the announcement.Barra avoided saying the words “closed” or “idled.” The current contract between GM and the United Auto Workers states: “[T]he Company will not close, idle, nor partially or wholly sell, spin-off, split-off, consolidate or otherwise dispose of in any form, any plant, asset, or business unit of any type.” The UAW has rejected GM’s doublespeak. Any plant closing or idling — regardless of word choice — violates the current contract, which does not expire until September 2019. UAW International President Gary Jones blasted GM’s “callous decision,” stating: “The UAW and our members will confront this decision by GM through every legal, contractual and collective bargaining avenue open to our membership.” (The Hill, Dec. 6) Members, allies and other unions are being asked to write letters to the company opposing the closings.GM claims the cuts are essential because there are more plants than the company needs for the current vehicle market and many plants are only running one shift of production. UAW President Jones says this is due to the company’s decisions to shift more and more production to Mexico and other low-wage countries. However, Jones is taking a limited, nationalistic position on the fight for decent union jobs by demanding “tax and trade laws that reward U.S. investment.” Jones’ statement does not even acknowledge the attack on Canadian GM workers.The union officialdom is pursuing a narrow, legalistic strategy, combined with a tame tactic of letter writing. What is needed is militant activism. Wealthy companies routinely violate all kinds of laws — anti-discrimination, the right to organize unions, environmental protections. Only a mass struggle will hold them accountable.Grassroots activists plan labor-community fightbackThe rank-and-file autoworker group Autoworker Caravan held a meeting Dec. 8 in Detroit to strategize against the closings. The meeting opened with a video created by Sean Crawford, who works at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which is on the chopping block. Crawford charged that the Michigan cities of Flint, Pontiac and Saginawhad been “used up and spit out” by GM. He added, “We all know what GM is really after, the only thing they’ve ever been after, more money.” His video ended with a call to “unite across borders to build a movement of working-class people.”This set the tone for hearing a series of speakers and a lively discussion on why the plant closings are unacceptable and what actions a real fightback might take. Addressing the gathering were Detroit City Council President Emeritus JoAnn Watson; State Representative and State Senator-elect Stephanie Chang; Andy Gooderis, a representative of Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib; UAW Local 909 President Ghana Goodwin-Dye, whose plant in Warren is slated to close; and Jerry Goldberg, representing Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs. The meeting was co-chaired by former Local 909 President and Shop Chair Frank Hammer and UAW Local 869 Trustee Martha Grevatt.The speakers brought out the fact that the plant closings not only violated the contract, but violated terms of state and federal tax breaks that had tied the giveaways to job creation by GM. There are many alternatives to closing the plants, including retooling them to combat the climate change emergency. Instead of building gas-guzzling trucks, auto workers could be building clean electric vehicles, buses and trains for mass transit as well as solar panels and wind turbines. The eminent domain laws, which were used in the 1980s to seize and destroy a whole neighborhood so GM could build the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, could be used instead to seize the plant and run it under union-community control.The group decided to demonstrate outside the annual Detroit auto show in January and to form a contingent in the annual Martin Luther King Day march. The workers also discussed the need to build fightback committees inside the plants. A solidarity collection netted over $125 for fired, injured GM workers in Colombia who have been fighting for justice since 2011. The meeting also celebrated the tenth anniversary of Auto Caravan’s inaugural action. The group was founded when it sent a car caravan to Washington, D.C., in 2009 to demand no contract concessions be attached to the terms of the GM and Chrysler bailouts by the U.S. government.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Yosef Azizi Banitrouf freed on bail after 68 days in prison

first_img News Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts Organisation News “We strongly deplore the arrest of Banitrouf, who was simply expressing his personal opinion in articles and in interviews given to other newspapers,” it said. “As soon as a journalist speaks out in Iran, the authorities crack down, either by closing the paper concerned or throwing the journalist in prison.”There are now 12 journalists and cyber-dissidents in jail in Iran, which remains the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists.” Eight plainclothes agents raided Banitrouf’s home and seized all his papers, his computer and telephone address book. The agents said they had a warrant but refused to show it to his wife or say where they were taking him, though he is thought to be in Teheran’s Evin prison along with most of the country’s other jailed journalists. After giving interviews to the national and international media a few hours after he was taken away, his wife received threatening phone calls from one of the agents who told her not to talk to the media.The arrest came after ethnic clashes on 15 April in the southern region of Khuzistan between security forces and the majority Arab community there. Banitrof is a leading Arab intellectual in Iran and had defended the protesters and condemned the violence. He worked for 12 years for the daily Persian-language paper Hamshari bu was sacked when hardliners took it over. He now writes for several other papers. Reporters Without Borders said Alijani’s respiratory problems had worsened because of the harsh conditions of his detention. Officials at Evin prison have refused to give him medical treatment he urgently needs despite pleas from his wife. The worldwide press freedom organisation called for immediate release so he could be cared for by doctorsHe has been in Evin prison since 14 June 2003 and began a hunger-strike a week ago, on 20 April. However he was too weak to keep it up longer than three days after losing a lot of weight. He has already lost eight kgs.Reporters Without Borders set up a programme more than 15 years ago to get international media to adopt imprisoned journalists and publicise their plight to ensure they are not forgotten. More than 200 media outlets around the world currently sponsor such journalists and regularly urge governments to release them. Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Alijani has been adopted by Genève Home Information, Ottawa Citizen, 93.3 (Radio Québec), “La presse dans tous ses états” (CIBL), Mozaik Media, El periodico de Catalunya, Aldaketa Hamasei-Cambio 16, La Voz del Occidente Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release of Yosef Azizi Banitrouf on 28 June on payment of 25,000 dollars in bail but pointed out that four other journalists are still imprisoned in Iran. Banitrouf had been arrested at his home on 25 April.”His release is very good news but we must not forget that four other journalists are still being held in Evin prison in very harsh conditions, that one of them, Akbar Gangi, has been on hunger strike for the past 19 days, and all of them urgently need appropriate medical treatment,” the organisation said.Iranian journalists are constantly subject to arbitrary measures ranging from newspaper bans to imprisonment, Reporters Without Borders said. “The new government must put a stop to the arrest and illegal detention of intellectuals and journalists,” the organisation urged.Banitrouf worked for the daily Hamshari for 12 years but was recently fired by the ultra-conservatives who took over the newspaper’s management. Since then he has contributed to several other news media.center_img 1 July 2005 Iran Call for release of two imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate release of reformist Iranian Arab journalist Yosef Azizi Banitrouf, who was arrested in a raid on his home on 25 April. It also demanded the release of dissident journalist Reza Alijani, expressing “great concern” about his deteriorating health after two years in prison. to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa News July 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Yosef Azizi Banitrouf freed on bail after 68 days in prison ————————————————— Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Concern about increase in violence against journalists

first_img Yemenis have generally enjoyed more freedom of expression since Abd Rab Mansour Hadi succeeded Ali Abdullah Saleh as president in February 2012, but this progress has been accompanied by an increase in threats and violence against media personnel by the opposition and various armed groups.“We condemn the escalation in attacks on journalists, who have a right to practice their profession without others putting their lives in danger, and we call on the authorities to respond by conducting independent investigations into all these attacks,” Reporters Without Borders said. In one of the latest incidents, four employees of Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV – news director Jamal Noman and cameramen Fouad Al-Khadar, Abdallah Asoufi and Fath Al-Jabari ¬– were beaten, insulted and threatened by participants in a march in Sanaa on 18 September calling for the prosecution of those responsible for the 2011 “Kentucky massacre.”Two apparent supporters of independence for southern Yemen attacked Nabeel Ahmad, a cameraman with Suhail TV, a Yemeni station, and tried to grab his camera while he was filming a documentary in Crater, a district in the southern city of Aden, on 9 September.The staff of the newspaper Al-Sharea reported on 9 September that they had received telephone calls warning them to “stop publishing any information about Al-Qaeda and Saudi Arabia” if they did not want the newspaper’s premises burned down with all of its employees inside.The Yemeni government’s failure to guarantee freedom of information includes an inability to stop displays of mistrust of hostility towards journalists from within the ranks of the police and security forces.National Security Agency personnel detained Adel Abdu Al-Mughni, editor in chief of the online news portal Al-Wahdawi.net, for several hours at Sanaa international airport on 14 September as he returned from attending a seminar for journalists in Morocco. Journalist and human rights activist Mohammed Al-Abbsi was threatened by the National Security Agency after he published a letter from the head of the agency to the oil minister on 2 September calling for the dismissal of union members who were pressing for a strike in the oil industry.Abbsi and Al-Neda’a newspaper editor Sami Ghalib were unable to accept invitations to address the Swedish parliament and the University of Copenhagen about human rights violations and threats to journalists in Yemen. As Sweden and Denmark have no consulate in Yemen, the two journalists followed standard procedure and applied to the French embassy for European “Schengen area” visas, but the French embassy refused to issue them.Meanwhile, New York-based Human Rights Watch issued a report on Yemen on 19 September entitled “‘A Life-Threatening Career’: Attacks on Journalists under Yemen’s New Government.”In a press statement announcing the report’s release, HRW said: “A surge of attacks on journalists since a new president took office in Yemen may overwhelm the recent progress toward freedom of expression.” Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months January 6, 2021 Find out more News News February 11, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img News September 24, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about increase in violence against journalists February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen YemenMiddle East – North Africa United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosionslast_img read more

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