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Forget the Centrica share price! I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock for the next decade

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Centrica (LSE: CNA) share price used to be one of the most trusted income investments in the FTSE 100. Unfortunately, in recent years, the company has lost this crown. After a string of disasters, the owner of British Gas has cut its dividend repeatedly since 2010. And I am doubtful that the group will ever be able to recover its income credentials. 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…Headwinds for the Centrica share price According to my research, Centrica’s problems are twofold.First off, the company has too much borrowing. It has been struggling to get its debt under control for several years with assets sales and cost-cutting. These efforts have had an impact, but it doesn’t look as if the impact has been enough to reduce investor concerns. Secondly, it doesn’t seem as if the business has been investing enough in its customer experience. British Gas has haemorrhaged customers to smaller peers. It’s easy to see why. The former state utility has an average customer service rating of just 3.6 on Trustpilot. A staggering 24% of reviewers gave the firm only one star. These twin headwinds suggest to me that management is going to struggle to turn the business around. As such, I’d avoid the Centrica share price. FTSE 100 alternative Instead of the struggling utility, I think it could be worth taking a look at network infrastructure operator National Grid (LSE: NG). Unlike Centrica, National Grid has been investing to stay ahead. It has deployed billions of pounds in capital over the past five years to grow its US business. This operation now accounts for around half of its assets. By diversifying overseas, National Grid has been able to reduce its reliance on the group’s home market. The extra income has also helped support the company’s dividend. Another advantage National Grid has over the British Gas owner is its size. Owning and operating electricity grids in the UK and US is a highly regulated business. This means the company has very few competitors, unlike Centrica. So, while the Centrica share price has come under pressure due to falling customer numbers and profits, investor sentiment towards National Grid has remained strong.Therefore, I would buy shares in the grid operator over its smaller peer. Even though Centria remains a force to be reckoned with, I’m concerned about the company’s long-term potential. There has been a rush of new utility providers entering the market over the past five years, and the group has just not been able to keep up. I don’t think this is going to change any time soon.As such, I believe investor sentiment towards the Centrica share price will remain depressed for the next few years. On the other hand, I think National Grid will continue to build on the platform it has created over the past few years. I think this will lead to high total returns for its shareholders.  There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 15th November, 2020 | More on: CNA NG Rupert Hargreaves 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. Forget the Centrica share price! I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock for the next decade Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address 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… 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.last_img read more

Hotel may be the first Apopka City Center Project

first_img July 14, 2016 at 3:44 pm Mama Mia July 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm Mama Mia July 19, 2016 at 10:11 pm Please enter your name here Reply Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Rather than increase our taxes and change the character of our town to reflect the traffic and crowding of Orlando or Altamonte Springs, I am quite willing to drive to elsewhere if I don’t want to eat at any of the restaurants or shop in any of the stores in Apopka on a particular day. Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply July 14, 2016 at 3:51 pmcenter_img Where the deal went wrong was from the start. They should of bid it out with the condition that the Highland Manor would stay right where it is at, and the land underneath the house and the surrounding yard and access to get to the house, would remain city owned and under the city control. That is where it all went wrong, it was not put out to bid that way. Also when the city didn’t get a high bid, it should of been put back out to bid nationally or internationally. Glenn said about $ 200,000 plus some extra costs to move it, and now the Taurus person says about $ 1.1 million to move the house. That’s a lot of difference there. Maybe Taurus over-inflated the projected costs to move the house. Does the city know for a fact that this is what it will cost to move it? If so, I think we know what will happen to the house…………. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Ironic isn’t it, that now that the Highland Manor is making money with the restaurant and some of the events, like the successful Taste of Apopka event, now the rug is going to be snatched out from under it all, in the name of “progress”. Heard this one before. Also, it never looked more beautiful down there, too. Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleDeputies Free Bear Stuck in Car Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beenherealongtime 4 COMMENTS Reply It is a rip off, plain and simple. Supposed to be a city center, but is just another plain old run-of-the-mill boring, commercial development. Nothing about it maintains the historic character of Apopka. Doesn’t look like it even belongs here in Apopka, looks like something that would go in at a beachside town. Disappointing to me. Guess the next thing we will hear is that the city will need to raise the millage rate on property taxes to pay for everything connected with the city center, traffic improvements and house to be saved. Geared toward tourists not locals. I am very disappointed. These renderings look nothing like the other renderings presented all along. We got a pig in the poke, and no amount of lipstick on that pig is going to help this project. Way too much hype for what we are getting. Something was built that looked similar to these renderings, on Hwy. 50 in Winter Garden, years and years ago, and it flopped, and then was turned into a flea market in order to get some use of the buildings, rather than the vagrants and homeless…..OMG LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom A five-story hotel could be the first business to open at the Apopka City Center, according to Jeff McFadden, Managing Director for Taurus Southern Investments.  McFadden went on to describe the hotel as a “hot prospect.”McFadden also revealed Taurus’ thoughts about incorporating the Highland Manor into the Apopka City Center project when he said, “I don’t see how you keep the Highland Manor on this site.”McFadden’s comments were made at a City Council Workshop on Wednesday afternoon.  Approximately 25 people attended the workshop.Under the proposed Development agreement Taurus would have 18 months to decided the fate of the Highland Manor.  If it is not incorporated into the design of the City Center they would have to give the City 12 months to either move the Manor to another location or demolish the Manor.  If the Manor was not moved or demolished within the 12 months the City would incur a $500 per day penalty.The design of the Apopka City Center would incorporate an architectural style known as “Florida Vernacular,” in an effort to maintain the historic character of Apopka.  In addition to the 5-story hotel the Center would feature wide sidewalks, public gathering places and a boardwalk. A central parking area plus smaller parking lots are envisioned.Taurus is proposing to have a minimum of 30,000 square feet of restaurant space which would include two stand-alone restaurants.  If the hotel has a restaurant it would not be considered “stand-alone.”The rest of the Center would contain a variety of retail businesses.  Some of the business types mentioned included; day spas, a grocery store, coffee shops, bakeries, and dentists.Use this link to view the entire Apopka City Center presentation from Taurus.The City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed Development Agreement at the next City Council meeting on Wednesday, July 20th.  The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.  Public comment on the proposed Apopka City Center will be heard at this meeting.last_img read more

Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates

first_img “COPY” Area:  750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392731/re-born-house-dl-design-tl-architects-and-associates Clipboard Taiwan (ROC) Save this picture!Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO+ 28 Share 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392731/re-born-house-dl-design-tl-architects-and-associates Clipboard Houses Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveRe-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates CopyHouses•Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)center_img Save this picture!Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KORecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD23Text description provided by the architects. DL Design/TL Architects & Associates completed The Re-born House in 2012. The house is located in the Yang-Ming Mountain, the natural environment that is located near the central city of Taipei, Taiwan. Save this picture!Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KOThe original house was built 40 years ago. The principal, Dolly Lin, and the team only retained its original structure and re-constructed all other parts, and transformed the house into a project that integrates modern technology. Save this picture!Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KOThere is a famous Chinese idiom “yīn dì zhì yí” which means to apply appropriated methods according to the surrounding conditions. The humidity and coldness in the mountain were the main challenge while designing the house. The design team applied and considered modern construction techniques and sustainable methods during the design process. The house was designed as an experimental project to sustain in the unpredictable mountain weather. To use and construct double walls, double paned windows and an additional underground level is an insulation to isolate the damp and freeze from the ground earth in cold seasons. There is daylight and ventilation function by opening windows, so the house doesn’t need any artificial lighting during daytime before 5pm. The skylight also permits light and fresh air into indoor for natural air circulation. Energy conservation is one of the main concepts during the design process.Save this picture!Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KOThe exterior stone panel pattern provides an illusion of vertical extension. On the ground floor, Dining room and living room have floor to ceiling height openings to blur the boundary between interior and exterior spaces. The staircase is the core circulation of the house which connects three levels. Sun light from skylight to staircase is playing shadow during daytime. The top floor is a multi-function room that provides a great view of the mountain nature.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: IKEA Foundation Design a Shelter for RefugeesVideosBristol Hospital Competition FinalistsArchitecture News Share Architects: DL Design/TL Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects ArchDaily Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDL Design/TL Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodTaipeiHousesTaiwan (ROC)Published on July 03, 2013Cite: “Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates” 03 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

House Nak-Niwat Renovation / OPH Architects

first_img Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930991/house-nak-niwat-renovation-oph-architects Clipboard Houses Year:  Photographs:  Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat Pattrayanond Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House Nak-Niwat Renovation / OPH ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Nak-Niwat Renovation / OPH Architects Architects: OPH Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Lamptitude, Toto, Illuspace, SCG, TN, Thaisoung Photographs Projects Thailand Save this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat Pattrayanond+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930991/house-nak-niwat-renovation-oph-architects Clipboard 2019 Area:  246 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Structural Engineer:Chaiwat TantichotimaiGeneral Contractor:Thai-Ken Company LimitedCity:BangkokCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. This is a house for five-members, two-generations family, located in a popular residential area in Bangkok. The existing house was divided into two buildings completely separated from each other. One is a two-storey reinforced concrete building, as a main-house. And another is another two-storey reinforced concrete.Save this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondSave this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondIn this renovation plan, we converted some parts of the main-house and sub-house into a dwelling environment based on the simplest possibility. We took three spaces – multi-purpose room of the main-house, indoor-courtyard in between the main and the sub-house, spare room of sub-house – and make the environment of those rooms to become as similar as possible. From that idea, we balanced two-separate spaces, LDK, by creating the condition of the middle court, as a sun alley, and encouraging the residents to use these spaces in different ways.  Save this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondThe existing carport was demolished. The new roof was replaced and attached to the roof level of the second-floor of the main-house, extended the possible use of the space for various activities. By using transparent materials, this multipurpose area is connected habitants to the joy of the city.Save this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondSave this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondSub-house bedroom has been doubled its walls with translucent panels attached to a wooden frame to create privacy while still allowing light to get through. When open, those walls will perform as the awning-windows connecting to outside. In the room, space was zoned by L-shape partition, make it flexible for any possibility in the future.Save this picture!© Keerati Oungsuthipornchai, Napat PattrayanondProject gallerySee allShow lessApartments at Straumehagen / 3RW ArkitekterSelected ProjectsHouse As A Continuation Of Memory / Ogawa Nishikori ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Bangkok, Thailand Pilin Hongwittayakorn “COPY” House Nak-Niwat Renovation / OPH Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOPH ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBangkokOn FacebookThailandPublished on December 27, 2019Cite: “House Nak-Niwat Renovation / OPH Architects” 27 Dec 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Nak-Niwat 泰国住宅改造 / OPH Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Duplex on a Hillside / MWArchitekten

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses, Sustainability•Austria Houses Year:  Architects: MWArchitekten Area Area of this architecture project 2020 Austria Photographs Duplex on a Hillside / MWArchitektenSave this projectSaveDuplex on a Hillside / MWArchitektenSave this picture!© Adolf Bereuter+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954664/duplex-on-a-hillside-mwarchitekten Clipboard Photographs:  Adolf Bereuter Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lukas Mähr Projects Manufacturers: PREFA, Roto, Oranier, Stiebler Eltron Architect:Carmen WurzCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess Specs CopyAbout this officeMWArchitektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityOn FacebookAustriaPublished on January 13, 2021Cite: “Duplex on a Hillside / MWArchitekten” 13 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山丘上的双户别墅 / MWArchitekten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!© Adolf BereuterText description provided by the architects. Before the Boom of the family house started, generations have naturally lived under one roof. Now the society moves closer together due to climbing construction and real estate prices. This is an opportunity and a positive process against urban sprawl and to counteract the social isolation.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFor private builders, the semi-detached house is a financially and resource-efficient solution for living together under one roof, for compact housing, with due respect for the demands of individual privacy and local conditions. The house is an outstanding example of a young couple taking some risk to contribute to a sustainable development, attractive spatial planning on the highest ecological standards.Save this picture!Ground floor planIn this semi-detached house, the young architects are both builders of the entire building and sellers of one half. Based on the budget and the desire to create sustainable housing, the decision was made to build a semi-detached house of two entities of 125 square meters and two carports, on an area of around 600 square meters.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterThe challenge to create something beautiful with little resources and with the restriction of the construction site required a carefully planned house up to the furnishings. The aim of the architect couple was to create an ecological architecture that does not fall into sterility and artificiality. As a model for this purpose the architects studied housing typologies that have been developed over generations. The facade design is based on the atmospheric qualities of these traditional structures. Each half of the semi-detached house receives its individual fingerprint.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterThe semi-detached house, has been carefully adapted to the natural terrain, it fits both respectfully and confidently into the surroundings. The volume and the roof shape transists between the heterogeneous buildings and roof landscape in the area. The architects made skillful use of the hillside without great earth movement. In the interior space, the hillside becomes noticeable in steps towards the living room and the terrace.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterThe sensitivity of the house can be experienced both in the centimeter-accurate utilization of the floor area as well as in the execution of the materialization and the details. Above all, however, the origin of the local woods and the surface treatments have been harmonized between the, exclusively regional, entrepreneurs, which makes the interior harmonious and unified.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterThis very well thought trough planning saved on the essential costs, the property, the floor space and the volume. The compact building creates intimacy. At the same time the rooms appear generous. This is achieved by skilfully incorporating the topography into the building and spatial sequences designed down to the last detail, such as visual axes.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterDespite its simple timber frame structure insulated with cellulose the compact volume of the semi-detached house typology as well as the three floors at minimum room height cause the house an excellent energy balance. The low-energy house is heated by a geothermal heat pump. An artificial ventilation was omitted for cost reasons. Instead, there is a fully programmable skylight at the highest point of the staircase providing fresh air and night cooling.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterProject gallerySee allShow lessFrom Ancient Rome to Contemporary Singapore: The Evolution of ConservatoriesArticlesDanshari Coffee / sgnhASelected Projects Share Duplex on a Hillside / MWArchitekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954664/duplex-on-a-hillside-mwarchitekten Clipboardlast_img read more

Everyclick signs up 200 charities in first eight weeks

first_img Howard Lake | 18 August 2005 | News Eight weeks after its launch, charity search engine everyclick.com has signed up 200 charities, logged over 220,000 searches on its site and, with its 2,000 registered users, helped raise over £2,000 for participating charities.The company is confident that, based on these figures, its original projection of each regular user raising £12 per year is certainly on target.Everyclick promotes itself as offering a new regular monthly income from a new source, at no cost to the new user or the charity. It therefore offers a valuable source of unrestricted income. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Everyclick.com points out that it does not rely wholly upon charities to market the search engine to their supporters. Such undue reliance has caused problems in the past for online affinity fundraising programmes such as charity shopping malls. Indeed, everyclick say that over 75% of the searches on its site are the result of everyclick’s own marketing activity and not by specific charitysupporters.That said, charities do have an incentive to promote the search engine to their supporters: the amount a charity receives depends upon the amount of clicks it generates. ChildLine is one of the charities that has signed up recently with Everyclick. The charity’s founder and Chair, Esther Rantzen, said: “ChildLine is a genuine life-line for thousands of children, and this new partnership with everyclick.com couldn’t come at a more crucial time – we recently launched an emergency appeal to ensure that our lines are always open whenever a child needs us.”  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Everyclick signs up 200 charities in first eight weekslast_img read more

Tesco bouquet sales raise £45k for Diabetes UK

first_imgTesco bouquet sales raise £45k for Diabetes UK Howard Lake | 28 July 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Tesco Sales of a charity bouquet of flowers at Tesco have raised more than £45,000 for Diabetes UK, the supermarket’s national charity partner.The £10 bouquet includes orange roses and gerberas, pink carnations, purple statice and white chrysanthemums. Tesco donated 50p from the sale of each bouquet, and these contribute to the £18 million target that Tesco hopes to raise for Diabetes UK.It is on sale at Tesco Superstores and Tesco Extras throughout the UK. It will raise more funds as it will be on sale throughout the charity partnership.Since March 2013 the partnership between Tesco and Diabetes UK has raised £12 million. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  36 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

Republika Srpska police violate confidentiality of sources

first_img Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis April 8, 2020 Find out more News December 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Republika Srpska police violate confidentiality of sources News Follow the news on Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s police raid on the Sarajevo headquarters of the Klix.ba news website as an unacceptable violation of the confidentiality of journalists sources. Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal July 23, 2020 Find out more News News to go further RSF_en Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia April 29, 2020 Find out more Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished Local media said Republika Srpska anti-corruption police and regular police carried out the search with the aim of identifying the source of a recording in which a woman, said to be Republika Srpska Prime Minister Željka Cvijanović, is heard acknowledging vote-buying during recent elections.Klix.ba posted the recording on its site in mid-November.According to the local media, the police copied data from computers in Klix.ba’s newsroom and confiscated journalistic material and documents.Le Courrier des Balkans reported that a police officer hit two of the website’s photographers during the raid. The police questioned editor Jasmin Hadžiahmetović, directors Dario Šimić and Mario Šimić and reporter Edita Gorjanac while the rest of the staff were forced to leave the premises.The police had questioned several of the website’s journalists about the recording in the past few days.“This raid is grave violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and endangers investigative journalism,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership of the Council of Europe makes it all the more intolerable. The European Court of Human Rights has repeatedly stressed that the protection of journalists’ sources is one of the cornerstones of media freedom.”The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s representative on freedom of the media, Dunja Mijatović, described the raid as a “grave and disproportionate intrusion into the journalists’ right to report about public interest issues.”Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which Republika Srpska is one of the component entities, is ranked 66th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation last_img read more

“Muscling in on the media” – a Reporters Without Borders look at organized crime

first_img News Americas Certain regional and international initiatives, although too infrequent, show that the desire to report the news has not yet yielded to this mix of terror and pressure. Follow the news on Americas Reporters Without Borders is today releasing a thematic report on what is now the single biggest threat to media freedom – organized crime.A total of 141 journalists were killed during the decade of the 2000s for daring to denounce the influence of criminal gangs and their parallel economy. Since the end of the Cold War, the media’s leading predators have been mafias, drug cartels and paramilitary groups that have turned to large-scale smuggling. Mafias of the traditional Costa Nostra kind are no longer the only form that this transnational phenomenon takes, one that is deadlier for journalists than the world’s remaining oppressive regimes and dictatorships. No continent is spared.There is more to organized crime than the toll of dead and injured from its operations. It is a complex geopolitical and economic reality that the media have the utmost difficulty in portraying. Financial networks, money-laundering, legal fronts and tax paradises constitute an invisible but ubiquitous parallel world that will not be brought down by the arrest of any godfather or drug lord. Organized crime not only poses a physical danger to journalists, it also defies the media’s investigative ability. At the same time, the media and public relations constitute a strategic objective for criminal groups. Far from wanting to overthrow the social order, they want to infiltrate it and use it.With the help of its local correspondents and by interviewing journalists and media observers in every continent, Reporters Without Borders has tried to describe the obstacles and challenges that organized crime poses to the media, which are often reduced to covering this complex issue in terms of shootouts and bloodshed, or to just counting the dead in their own ranks.It is clear from this report that the media are not united against organized crime, their correspondents are isolated and lack resources, and their capacity for investigative reporting is eclipsed by the race for breaking news. Without claiming to offer definitive solutions to this enormous problem, Reporters Without Borders recommends pooling information and sources, and calls for the creation of journalists’ associations that can help to guarantee the independence of their media and prevent murky financial interests from influencing editorial choices.Journalists are beginning to wake up to the issue. This could be seen at the forum that the Knight Centre for Journalism in the Americas organized last September in Austin, Texas. Some of the interventions at the forum provided material for this report.Part one WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Part two May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reportscenter_img Open publication – Free publishing – More crime to go further Related documents Download the reportPDF – 1.6 MB Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation Americas News RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies February 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Muscling in on the media” – a Reporters Without Borders look at organized crimelast_img read more

News bites from September 25

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Schools Game Playing Day PRIMARY schools across county Limerick are invited to register for Ireland’s annual School Game Playing Day on Friday, October 22. The idea behind the day is for pupils to have fun playing board games while also raising money for their school or local charity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Schools are asked to allow children to bring €2 along with their favourite board games to play during class on the last day of school term. The funds raised can be used by the school itself or donated to a charity of their choice. Rise in motorway callouts to AA AA Rescue responded to 142 callouts by members who completely ran out of fuel on  Irish motorways since January. In total the AA has attended 2,113 call outs on the motorway network so far in 2010, a rise of 55% on the same period last year. The figure of just under four callouts per week for empty fuel tanks comes to light as the National Roads Authority announces its plans to erect 130 signs to direct drivers off motorways to nearby towns and villages where they can refuel and use the facilities. Ballingarry polling booth reinstated THE Ballynoe polling booth in Ballingarry has been reinstated. Voters from the townlands of Ballyelan, Ballyguiletaggle, Ballyguilebeg, Ballynarooga Beg East and West, Ballynoe, Derraclogh, Glenwilliam and Kilmilhill, will now return to voting in Ballingarry. The motion to have the booth reinstated was put forward by Cllr Patrick O’Donovan, who said that local people had a tradition of voting in Ballingarry and that it made sense to restore the ballot box as it is “closer to the people” than the current Rathkeale location. A new polling station will also be created at Killoughteen National School for the townlands of Ballypierce, Garryduff, Glenagowan and Killoughteen which are moving from the Limerick Dail constituency to the new constituency of Kerry North/West Limerick. Email Twitter Previous articleShannon’s ‘frightening decline’ must be reversedNext articleLimerick GOAL Handbags Fashion Sale admincenter_img Advertisement NewsLocal NewsNews bites from September 25By admin – September 24, 2010 562 Facebook Printlast_img read more