Factory boom to boost the UK economy

first_imgSunday 9 January 2011 10:38 pm Share BRITAIN’S factories will continue to drive the economy forwards this year, manufacturers’ association the EEF said today.The sector exceeded expectations by growing 3.8 per cent in 2010 and will expand by a further 3.5 per cent this year, the group predicted in its 2011 economic forecast.Exports, particularly to emerging markets, will be key for UK manufacturing and for the recovery as a whole, the report said.China, India, Brazil and Russia are each responsible for between four and 14 per cent of the UK’s export growth since the final months of 2009. And emerging markets’ economies will expand by almost six per cent this year, said the EEF.Manufacturing exports were up 11 per cent last year, the report said, and will rise by a further eight per cent this year as the recovery continues.Official figures on the UK’s trade balance are released this Wednesday.Overall UK growth will measure a strong 2.1 per cent, the EEF predicts. But it says the government must stop small and medium-sized enterprises being thwarted by regulation and tax.“The government’s resolve to clear away obstacles to growth must be demonstrated,” said Lee Hopley, EEF chief economist, referring to the government’s delayed growth review, now expected to be released alongside chancellor George Osborne’s next Budget.Manufacturing activity accelerated at its fastest rate for 16 years last month, while other sectors struggled under the impact of the snow. The factory industry currently contributes around 12.8 per cent to British GDP.The UK has “a strong international position in many higher value areas such as pharmaceuticals and aerospace,” the British Chambers of Commerce has said.Spending cuts will deliver greater market confidence in the UK government’s ability to control the deficit, 45 per cent of manufacturers told EEF. However, almost 20 per cent of manufacturers think the cuts will lead to a drop in orders in 2011, particularly as a result of defence cuts.The report expects a boom in private services employment to offset falls in government sector employment, despite a rise in unemployment this year.“In 2012, the unemployment rate is likely to slowly fall as the recovery builds,” the report said. “The economy is expected to be stronger in 2012 compared with 2011.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Tags: NULL Factory boom to boost the UK economy whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Strong digital growth helps Lotto NZ beat FY projections

first_imgRevenue for the year – after goods and services tax – amounted to NZ$1.31bn (£672.1m/€742.3m/US$871.3m), up 12.9% on the previous year and ahead of Lotto NZ’s $1.19bn projection for the period. Full year results 2020 Sales for the year to 30 June rose 17.0% to $1.38bn, beating the lottery’s target by 12.2%. As a result, this left Lotto NZ with a $20.1m profit for the year, having not been able to post a profit in the previous 12-month period.  “This has delivered performance that is significantly ahead of both MyLotto sales and player targets for the year.” Looking at outgoings for the year, total expenses edged up 1.7% to $70.6m, though spending was reduced in some areas, including marketing and retail support, where costs were cut by 16.6% to $20.6m. Lotto, Powerball and Strike sales amounted to $1.17bn, up 23.0% on 2018-19, which Lotto NZ put down to higher sales activity driven by two high Powerball jackpots during the year. Gaming system expenses, excluding depreciation, was cut from $7.5m to $7.2m, but intangible asset amortisation was 3.3% higher at $3.1m. Property, plant and equipment depreciation charges climbed 29.6% to $7.0m, and employee remuneration increased 20.6% to $19.9m. However, Instant Kiwi sales were down 4.4% to $166.2m, due to reduced retail trading as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, while other sales were also hit by the pandemic, with sales for Keno, Bullseye and Play3 down 3.0% to $49.3m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Lottery Full year results 2020 Online lottery Retail lottery State monopoly The New Zealand Lottery Commission (Lotto NZ) was able to surpass expectations and post a profit during its 2019-20 fiscal year, with a strong digital performance offsetting the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on retail sales. “We have continued to drive demand for our games in order to deliver positive results in the short term,” Lotto NZ said. “This is reflected in the strong financial sales performance experienced during the year, despite the impact of the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown on retail sales.” Tags: Finance Lotto NZcenter_img Despite the retail shut-down, the channel remained Lotto NZ’s main source of income in 2019-20, with total sales reaching $953.8m, up 0.6% on last year, but below its target of $984.4m as a result of Covid-19 restrictions closing retail outlets. Regions: New Zealand Strong digital growth helps Lotto NZ beat FY projections Profit before distributions to the NZ Lottery Grants Board amounted to $333.5m, up 27.7% on the previous year, with Lotto NZ paying $313.4m to the Board in 2019-19. Confirmation of growth in 2019-20 comes after Lotto NZ in July warned of an possible decline in sales in 2020-21, having taken what it described as a “conservative” approach to setting out its expectations for the year due to uncertainty over the long-term impact of Covid-19. 28th October 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Sales are expected to amount to NZ$1.23bn in the coming year, which would be 6.1% lower than 2019-29, while the amount to be paid to the Lottery Grants Board is set to be around 10.7% lower at $280.0m. Cost of sales climbed by 15.6% year-on-year to $907.5m, leaving Lotto NZ with a gross profit of $404.1m, up 20.1% on last year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Digital sales amounted to $430.6m, an increase of 89.2% on last year and some way ahead of the $270.2m target, as Lotto NZ’s platforms saw more traffic as a result of retail closure enforced by Covid-19. “While many players returned to playing in retail after the lockdown, we saw a large proportion continue to engage with us through both channels reflecting the importance of an omni-channel approach,” Lotto NZ said. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Thinking of buying Bitcoin? I’d follow Warren Buffett’s example and buy shares instead

first_img Zaven Boyrazian | Friday, 4th December, 2020 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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… Back in 2018, the price of one Bitcoin almost reached $20,000 before plummeting back down below $4,000 in a matter of months. Since the crash, its price has been steadily increasing, once again nearing $20,000. But is Bitcoin a good investment?While I am sure many will disagree, I think Bitcoin is a poor choice to grow capital and here’s why.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…Bitcoin can ultimately be used in two ways, either as a unit-of-account like the British pound or as a store-of-value like gold. In both cases, I believe Bitcoin falls short.The problem with Bitcoin as an investmentFor any currency or commodity to be a useful store of value, the price needs to be stable. And looking at the historical price of Bitcoin over the past five years, stability is nowhere to be found.The stock market is certainly not free from volatility. But compared to Bitcoin’s price, which has risen and fallen by several thousand pounds in mere weeks, the market volatility seems to fade away.The large fluctuations in Bitcoin’s price make the asset unfit to fulfil the roles of a traditional currency or serve as a store of value. However, Bitcoin does have a few compelling advantages.There’s a limited number of coins available in the world with no additional coins being created. This means that the global supply is fixed, making the cryptocurrency immune to inflation. It’s also incredibly easy to send large sums of money across borders anonymously – although this tends to be an advantage for criminals.Bitcoin vs the stock market vs cashCryptocurrencies may become a preferred method of transferring funds or protecting wealth in the future. But it’s not there yet. Thus, the underlying value of Bitcoin is currently entirely driven by speculation.For this reason, Warren Buffett has often dismissed Bitcoin and has shown his preference for shares.But even in a world where its price stabilises, it ultimately becomes just another currency or commodity, both of which have consistently underperformed versus the stock market.Since its inception in 1984, the FTSE 100 has yielded an average return of 7.75% per year. Gold, on the other hand, while certainly going through periods of sudden growth, has only averaged a 5% annual return. And holding your assets as cash would have resulted in a loss of value due to inflation.A 2.75% difference may seem like a small margin, but over the long run, it has a massive impact. Let me demonstrate.An investment of £1,000 is made in both gold and a FTSE 100 tracker fund in 1984. Today, based on each asset’s average annual returns, the investment in gold is worth £5,792. Not bad, but the investment in the FTSE 100 tracker fund is worth £14,690 – almost three times as much!The bottom lineWhen buying shares, you are purchasing a piece of a company. Share prices can be volatile over the space of a few months, but over several years, they always eventually reflect the value of the underlying business. When you buy Bitcoin, you are buying an asset which does not create anything, and so the price is completely dependent on what the next person is willing to pay for it.Because of this I firmly believe that buying shares in fantastic businesses and holding them over the long term remains the most effective method for building wealth. Enter Your Email Address Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Thinking of buying Bitcoin? I’d follow Warren Buffett’s example and buy shares insteadcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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In Texas, first rebuilt home dedicated after Bastrop County fires

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In Texas, first rebuilt home dedicated after Bastrop County fires Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA By EDOT staffPosted Apr 10, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] On Holy Saturday, the first house completely built and funded by the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT) was dedicated. It will belong to Hilary Shepherd and her daughter Jessica. All those who had been involved with rebuilding took part at a service of dedication.The Rev. Gill Keyworth (left) presents Shepherd with the gift of a cross.“It was truly a wonderful occasion to be able dedicate a home that had risen from ashes, on the weekend of Easter,” said the Rev. Gill Keyworth, disaster relief co-coordinator for the Diocese of Texas.The house was funded jointly by the Shepherds from their Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant in addition to grants from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Episcopal Relief & Development, Calvary Episcopal Church Bastrop and Austin Disaster Relief Network. Mennonite Disaster Services built the home in just eight weeks with volunteers from across the U.S. and Canada.Of the 1670 homes destroyed by the 2011 Labor Day fires in Bastrop County, 264 have been recognized as both not insured and owned by low income families. Many homeowners who had insurance are already rebuilding. Some are doing the construction themselves while others have building contractors. Of those doing the construction themselves some are running out of money before the home is complete.Thousands of people have already been to Bastrop to volunteer their time with the cleanup. Many hundreds of college students were welcomed during spring break. Clearing of debris continued and many new fences and sheds were built.Homeowner Hilary Shepherd triumphantly displays the keys to her new homeBCLTRT is working hard to complete case management, acquire building grants and welcome volunteer help. There are many projects and rebuilds underway as the team helps many families complete their homes.To sign up for volunteer accommodation visit www.umcswtx.org/faith-village-registration. To find out more about the work of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery team visit www.bcltrt.org Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

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Charity Website Benchmarks 2007 released

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Iconcertina.com have released their Charity Website Benchmarks 2007 report, an evaluation of the websites of the top 120 charities’ by voluntary donations.The report is available to download for £150 from their report partners e-consultancy.com.Charity websites were evaluated by:• Usability – is the site easy to use?• Accessibility – can everyone access the site?• Communication – can users communicate with the charity and each other?• Transparency – is the charity open with its information?• Responsiveness – does the site encourage and support giving, volunteering, fundraising, and corporate involvement?• Housekeeping – does the site work in harmony with social networking sites?The report uses largely similar categories to the original 2006 report. This year though the report focuses more on a charity’s social media activities and stated environmental stance for the first time, “reflecting the growing influence and relevance of these factors”.Iconcertina found that this year charity websites are performing best in terms of usability and that they do well in responsiveness and communication. However, they are weak in housekeeping and transparency. Overall they found that “accessibility scores catastrophically”, indicating “a general lack of consideration in this area”.www.e-consultancy.com/publications/charity-website-benchmarks-2007/  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2007 | 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. Charity Website Benchmarks 2007 releasedlast_img read more

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Guardian Charity Awards 2013 open for entries

first_img The deadline for entries is midnight on 19 July 2013. 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. Small UK social welfare charities are now invited to enter The Guardian Charity Awards, the winners of which will share a £25,000 prize fund, plus a tailored package of training and support.The 21st annual Guardian Charity Awards are designed to showcase excellence and impact among small and medium-sized charities. They also often help the winners gain a wider profile which can lead to access to more funding. EligibilityThe Guardian Charity Awards 2013 in association with Zurich are open to registered charities with annual incomes of less than £1.5 million and which have been operating as registered charities for more than two years.  Advertisement Guardian Charity Awards 2013 open for entries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 6 June 2013 | News  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis David Brindle, public services editor at The Guardian defines a UK social welfare charity as “any eligible registered charity that helps people in Britain and/or Northern Ireland. It can be nationwide or just at community level. It can have a strong environmental theme, or involve animals, but the key thing is that it must deliver clear benefit to people – adults or children – who are disadvantaged by poverty or disability or are marginalised in some other way. If you’re not sure if you qualify, don’t hesitate to ask.” As well as the cash and professional support, przies include an iPad Mini and one year’s free NCVO membership.last_img read more

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After Adoption tries to make fundraising a big picnic

first_img Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 30 June 2014 | News Adoption support charity After Adoption will this year run a week-long fundraising event called The Big Picnic. It is inviting businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to pack a picnic hamper and invite friends and family between 4 and 13 July.The charity hopes to encourage as many fundraising picnics as possible during the week – at work, school or home – with guests buying tickets to attend or organisers collecting donations on the day. The charity is encouraging supporters to be creative and host a British, vintage or teddy-bear themed picnic. After Adoption’s The Big Picnic 2014  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Big Picnic 2014 fundraising team (from left to right): Anna Quire, Rob Lennox, Rebekah Hayes, Nathan Bibbon Advertisementcenter_img After Adoption tries to make fundraising a big picnic Siobhan Heffernan, fundraiser for After Adoption, said:“Wherever you plan to picnic, our fundraising pack is filled with inspiration to help make your event a great success and make a huge difference to those affected by adoption.“People are picnicking in the park or their garden and we’ve even got one group picnicking up a mountain!  Some groups are planning for traditional British Summer weather and organising an indoor picnic.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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CHAS & WaterAid win Gold at DMA Awards

first_img Melanie May | 7 December 2018 | News 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 www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Main image: Marshall Williamson, 15, creating a letter of the CHAS alphabet with designer Rob Brookes, Senior Art Director at Different Kettle, while his family were visiting Rachel House in Kinross.  147 total views,  1 views today CHAS & WaterAid win Gold at DMA Awards Iain McAndrew, CHAS Director of Development and Communications, said:“We put children at the very heart of our ‘Keep the Joy Alive’ campaign, in fact they designed the lettering that people now identify with CHAS. The irony here is that we banned use of the word ‘rebrand’ during the process in order to get past the boundaries of corporate language and speak to people on a purely human level. ‘Keep the Joy Alive’ was developed in that spirit, thanks to the insight that only our families can provide.“This award recognises the hard collaborative work put in by Different Kettle and our design team on what has proven to be a monumental campaign for us, and highlights the importance of storytelling in all that we do. We need to reach every family that needs us in Scotland and this newfound cohesion is a solid step forward in that regard.” Tagged with: Awards DMA The other winners of the Charity category were RNIB and its agency Campfire Marketing for the RNIB Christmas Campaign 2017, which took Silver, and RSPCA, which won Bronze with its agency Arthur London for A World that’s Kinder to Animals.Other DMA Awards charity winners:Unicef UK won Silver in the Best GDPR Communication category for its Say Yes for Children campaign with Open Creates and 2CVGreenpeace and its agency Ogilvy won Silver in Best Use of Experiential for Ocean of the FutureAge UK won Bronze with its agency MediaLab in Best Use of Door Drops for its Mitigating loss of cold DM with a new channel for sustainable growth campaignWorld Cancer Research Fund UK and Arthur London won Bronze in the Health & Wellness category with Attractive to CancerNational Museums Liverpool won Bronze in Entertainment, Publishing & Gaming for China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta WarriorsMacmillan won Bronze with GOOD Agency for Whodunnit in Best Customer Journey Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) and WaterAid both won Gold awards at this year’s DMA Awards, with RNIB, RSPCA, Unicef UK, and Greenpeace among the other charities scooping awards.CHAS and its design partners Different Kettle won the Gold award for Best Brand Building for their ‘’Keep the Joy Alive’ campaign, while WaterAid and GOOD Agency won the Charity award as well as Best Integrated Campaign for Untapped.The Keep the Joy Alive campaign was unveiled in May 2017 as the start of a major fundraising drive for CHAS. Free coverage from Trinity Mirror, including use of the alphabet on the masthead of the Daily Record, had an estimated PR value of more than £500,000. Awareness of CHAS rose from 58% to 61%, while 23% of those polled recognised “Keep The Joy Alive” as the CHAS call to action. Referrals to CHAS services are subsequently up by 22%.  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

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Please make 3 phone calls to demand healthcare for Mumia

first_imgMumia Abu-JamalSupporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal ask for immediate solidarity calls to obtain vital medical care. If you’re sick, you can go to a doctor or an emergency room to be examined and treated, in a hospital if necessary. If you’re being held behind bars, getting sick can be a death sentence. Profits come before prisoner care for the Department of Correction’s medical contractors.SCI Mahanoy political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal needs your help in getting treatment for a severe skin disease so bad he told his wife Wadiya he “can’t take it any more.” For more than two years, he has suffered from intense itching all over his body.The treatment for hepatitis C which we fought for and won has not cleared up his severe skin conditions. He is also concerned about his cirrhosis of the liver and neuropathy. People suspect tainted water may be causing problems for many prisoners.Mumia and recent visitors report he can’t sleep because the itching is so overpowering and relentless. His condition is worsening: his back, chest and arms have become rough and leathery, alligator-like. There appear to be hairline cracks in his skin that show bleeding.Instead of a hands-on exam by an expert dermatologist, the DOC’s doctor had a teleconference with Mumia, after which Ultra Violet (UVB) treatment and Dupixent were recommended.Mumia stopped unsupervised, self-administered UVB treatment last year because his skin got burned. Mumia’s UVB treatment should be safely administered at a hospital with a Narrow Band UVB, which reduces the risk of burns and is more effective than Broad Band UVB.Mumia needs a full diagnostic work-up before he receives a new medicine like Dupixent, which can have serious side effects if administered incorrectly outside of a hospital setting.Mumia has been unjustly imprisoned for 36 years. The DOC’s continuing failure to effectively diagnose and treat this severe skin disease is nothing less than torture and is one more reason Mumia should be released from prison, now.Please call: SCI Mahanoy Superintendent Theresa DelBalso: 570-773-2158Pa. Secretary of Corrections John E. Wetzel: 717-728-4109Pa. Dept of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine: 717-787-9857Demand that Mumia be taken to an independent medical facility such as Geisinger Hospital, as in 2015, which has the expertise to provide thorough hands-on diagnostic evaluation and offer supervised patient care.Pack the court on Jan. 17 in Philadelphia to support his legal case which could eventually lead to Mumia’s freedom. (See Facebook event page at tinyurl.com/yb4xzak8.)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Farm Expo Coming Together at West Pavilion

first_img Indiana Farm Expo Coming Together at West Pavilion Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 9, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Expo Coming Together at West Pavilion While most Hoosiers spent the weekend Christmas shopping, many farmers spent the cold days trying to harvest the remainder of their 2018 crop. For many of Indiana’s top farm equipment dealers, the weekend was spent bringing equipment to the Indiana farm Equipment and Technology Expo at the state fairgrounds.  The show floor started to take shape on Friday and continued on Saturday as big equipment was strategically placed in the massive building.Monday will be final set up day with most of the smaller exhibit spaces being arranged. The new computerized registration system will go operational on Monday. This system will be used to track attendance and register attendees who will be eligible to win the Phantom 4 drone. One drone package valued at over $1,100 will be given away each day of the show.The Purdue Extension drone demonstration site will be set up on Monday along with the cover crop rain simulator from NRCS. Construction has also begun on the seminar area and rural King Coffee shop. The show officially opens on Tuesday December 11 at 9am. Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will kick off the 40th annual event with a special address on the role Indiana is playing in agricultural innovation. SHARE Previous articleFarm Bill Details Could Come Today; Hit Senate or House Floor WednesdayNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 10, 2018 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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