Cottco Holdings Limited 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgCottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw)  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is known as Cottco and was formerly AICO Africa Limited. Cottco is the largest company in Zimbabwe processing and marketing cotton products for national and international markets, with operations in Zimbabwe, the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia. The company is involved in the procurement of cotton crops, buying and ginning cotton seed and marketing cotton lint and ginned seed. Cottco works closely with cotton farmers in Zimbabwe and offers agronomic and financial support to the end of the cotton-production process. Cottco has 20 outlets in cotton-producing areas in Zimbabwe, with its ginneries located in Chiredzi, Chihoy, Gokewe, Kadoma and Muzarabani. Cottco Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2008 and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cottco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Royal Mail share price is rising: should I buy now?

first_img Charlie Keough | Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 | More on: RMG Enter Your Email Address The past 12 months have seen around a 230% rise in the Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price, in part due to a surge in deliveries during the Covid-19 pandemic. My fellow Fool Cliff D’Arcy looked at the RMG leap back in May, and it has not stopped from there. Here, I am going to be assessing whether I should be adding this stock to my portfolio after its FTSE 100 renaissance.Why is the share price rising?There are multiple factors as to why the Royal Mail share price has risen. Firstly, in March this year Royal Mail’s subsidiary, GLS, announced its plan to double profits by 2025. Since then, the share price has seen a 15% rise. I think this is a clear sign of investor confidence.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…To add to this, the pandemic has boosted revenues. The 52 weeks ending March this year saw a 38.7% increase in parcel revenues. Although this was offset by a 12.5% drop for letters, I think this provides a positive sign for the future. People have adjusted to shopping online during the past 18 months and I can only see this continuing. The ease of doing so is a sensation shoppers will now be accustomed to, which provides opportunities for the future of the Royal Mail share price.Royal Mail share price risksThe last year has been solid for Royal Mail, to say the least, however, I do still have my doubts. First, the 12.5% drop in letter revenues may have been overshadowed by higher performances in other areas, but this could provide a problem, with it predicted to continue to decline. Should Royal Mail be able to develop their other services, such as parcels, this should not provide an issue. However, it is worth taking into consideration.Further challenges could be met through the form of competition. Courier services such as Hermes and DPD also experienced a boom during the pandemic. Royal Mail share price could suffer if consumers decide to switch to alternatives that offer cheap and quick services, especially parcels.Another issue arises in the form of capital expenditure. A recent announcement stated the investment of over £400m into RMG’s parcel infrastructure – an outlay that could negatively impact profits for the foreseeable future. This also means investor dividends may take a short-term hit.My outlookIt is clear RMG has had a brilliant past 12 months, although a few factors worry me. The drop in revenues in certain areas is a concern. Partnered alongside the competition Royal Mail faces, it is a must that it continues to develop its services in the future to maintain current performance.With that said, although on the surface a £400m investment may harm short-term profits, it shows RMG is planning for the long term. Myself being a long-term investor, this fills me with hope for the Royal Mail share price and what it may have to offer.Currently sat at around 592p, with I believe the potential to rise, I see this as a good opportunity to buy RMG for my portfolio. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Charlie Keough Charlie Keough does not own shares in Royal Mail. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: GLS The Royal Mail share price is rising: should I buy now?last_img read more

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Evangelism or denominational self-preservation?

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Evangelism Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Grace Burson says: August 23, 2012 at 11:12 am So much agree. I am an ex-Jehovahs Witness that ended up it Charismatic extremism for 10+ years before finding a place to grow and learn. Would love to know your ideas on how to get the word out about the Episcopal Church to other former members of high control groups. August 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm A few thoughts from an outsider — a cultural Mormon — on what’s attractive in the Episcopal tradition.“Big Tent” freedom of conscience (in spite of recent struggles over gay clergy). You recite the Nicene Creed, but you don’t insist on conformity at the price of association.Holy Tradition – A continuity of worship going back through the centuries while not insisting on infallibility.Acknowledgement of Historical Error – Racism, nationalism, intolerance and persecution have all been part of the Anglican tradition through the centuries, but the modern church has not been afraid to face up to its past.Organization – You’re not making things up as you go along, not putting inexperienced people in leadership roles. Episcopalians aren’t “playing church.”Scholarship and Spiritual Maturity – There’s a depth to Episcopal teaching not found in many other denominations. Its leaders tend not to be narcissistic braggarts.And you have really nice churches. Don’t discount that influence. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA August 23, 2012 at 10:40 am Great article on Evangelism from unique perspective of survivor of religious abuse. I attended the ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association) Conference: The Ethics of Evangelism in Montreal this past summer and thought this was yet another affirmation that I’m finally in a healthy Church and reflects what I saw locally that drew me to the Episcopal Church. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Fr.Michael Neal says: August 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm Tell “your” story, people are longing for truth, Christ has that truth, take it to the world, fulfill the Great Commision…………….press on………………….God bless…………….. The Rev. Canon Dan Webster[Episcopal News Service] We Episcopalians don’t seem to have evangelism in our denominational DNA. General Convention evangelism resolutions have never quite gained traction. Still, the 77th General Convention resolution, A073 (Establish Diocesan Mission Enterprise Zones), may be the best opportunity for success in this domain.A073 calls for “mission enterprise zones” and offers dioceses a matching grant of up to $40,000 to redevelop congregations with a special emphasis on groups traditionally underserved by the Episcopal Church.This evangelism plan is different because it focuses on congregations – the only place where evangelism can truly be effective.For nearly three years the Diocese of Maryland has included evangelism and proclamation in its five key goals.We define evangelism as the effort to prepare every member of the church to tell her or his faith story. Proclamation involves increasing average Sunday attendance by 10 per cent. We aim to realize these goals by 2015.Whether that happens remains to be seen. But it begs the question as to whether we’re focusing on spreading the gospel of Jesus or simply trying to preserve the Episcopal Church. I say we should hope to do both.We live out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) whenever we support and encourage one another to talk about and publicly practice our faith. Certainly the Anglican/Episcopal expression of catholicism is a treasure worth sharing. We have held up the “via media” or middle way for nearly 500 years. Now it’s our turn to proclaim this unique way to live as the Body of Christ. And in a society paralyzed by polarity we have a gift and tradition that’s as desperately needed as it is being sought.It has long been my hope that every congregation form a DREAM team made up those committed to Doing Real Evangelism Almost Mindlessly. DREAM team members would help fellow parishioners understand how living their Christianity is the best way to share their faith. Yes, people will listen to words but they want to see actions.Here’s where A073 becomes noteworthy because this initiative could empower dioceses and congregations to combine stewardship and mission in their evangelism efforts.And let’s be clear that stewardship is not fundraising. It’s definitely not about seeking new pledging units to ensure the financial viability of congregations. Stewardship is finding our place in God’s creation, discerning God’s mission in the world of God’s own making and redeeming and claiming our calling in the world.Parishes must practice that same stewardship of God’s gifts and talents right where they are. Parish leaders must discern how their congregations can be relevant to their neighborhoods. The mission field begins just beyond the narthex.Most Episcopalians I know are not aware that the official name of our church is the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Imagine congregations being the neighborhood and city missionary society. Imagine everyone in the neighborhood and city knowing exactly what the mission is of every congregation.Could it be that then people will see a glimpse of the reign of God? That Episcopalians would then be living out the Great Commission by practicing the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39), to love their neighbors as themselves?This General Convention resolution may just help to make this happen.— The Rev. Dan Webster is canon for evangelism and ministry development in the Diocese of Maryland. He lives in Baltimore. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Doug Desper says: Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 August 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm Thank you, Dan. Witness to each other, neighbors and the world at large is based on the integrity of each of our personal experiences and how we support each other in Eucharistic fellowship. To me that means a qualified and experienced leadership witness to point to something of where we are and to go and to be willing and able to take on the outward and visible evidence of a faithful life. So in regard to stewardship, in order to avoid nothing more than a general and obvious definitions (as you have written perfectly well), then leaders must make clear personal and corporate financial commitments. The standard in the Episcopal Church has been tithing by personal and legislative statements. In the case of leadership, money talks and therefore must walk into practical mission expenditure. In my experience, personally, as rector, staff officer for stewardship in the Diocese of PA and nationally over some decades, I can point empirically to the actual results in an increase of money and in creative self affirming social psychological realities at every level of our Episcopal Church as real witness to Christian mission. We have now for some decades forfeited such concrete leadership for spiritualized forms of it and stewardship detached from actual money talk about giving. While I am very glad there are national grants for evangelistic mission, unless individual and corporate leadership tells us what financial commitments they actually make with their own money and what real spiritual discipline they do and expect of their followers, the grant money will likely be spent on empty activity. August 9, 2012 at 9:09 am Dan, thanks for that perspective!Doug, I think what people need to be prepared to tell is the story of how their story interacts with His Story. Let’s face it, the life and death of some guy 2000 years ago doesn’t seem very compelling, and his resurrection doesn’t seem very believable, unless you have some sense of how the person in front of you has been affected by being part of that story. Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Evangelism or denominational self-preservation? 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 center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel August 9, 2012 at 8:28 am Fr. Webster noted, “We define evangelism as the effort to prepare every member of the church to tell her or his faith story”. While true, those faith stories should be grounded in our ability and willingness to “know Christ and make Him known”. Personal faith journeys alone should not be the main experience shared. We have the Great Commission from Jesus to “go…make disciples…teach…baptize”. We should prepare each member to tell His Story. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (10) Submit a Job Listing Tracy Carlson says: Bruce Anderson says: Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events (The Rev.) Ronald L. Reed says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA August 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm I enjoyed Fr. Webster’s commentary on evangelism. His thoughts are right-on.Especially interesting was the title: “Evangelism or denominational self-preservation?” and the observation: “We Episcopalians don’t seem to have evangelism in our denominational DNA.”Coming from an evangelical background, this is one of the things I found distressing when coming into the Episcopal Church. Many times the subject was approached apologetically as the (forbidden?) ‘E-WORD’. Fr. W is correct, our denomination’s (and local churches,’ imho) self-preservation, may well depend on us ‘catching the vision’. BUT — not as the goal of evangelism (if that’s the goal, I think it would fail!). He said: “This General Convention resolution may just help to make this happen…’This is where I respectfully disagree. Resolutions, funding, and programs do not evangelism make! Catching the vision of evangelism demands a personal, spiritual mind change! As we used to say in Baptist circles:”A Hunger for souls” … for which I’ve been praying! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Dan Bammes says: Rector Albany, NY August 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm What a wonderful commentary, especially regarding how we are needed in this divisive world. Thank you. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL August 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm Good observation, Grace, and I agree with you. My only caution is that our cultural tendency is to mistake our experience for the definitive revelation. We should not be the starting and ending of the Story, but, as you say, evidence of people who have been shaken and moved as a part of His Story. Our journey is to Jesus Christ; not just to be spiritual. Baha’i or Unitarianism may be better suited for those who want to be on a religious quest that is not seeking Jesus Christ in all things. By Dan WebsterPosted Aug 7, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Doug Desper says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tracy Carlson says: Press Release Service Marylin Day says: Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

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Celebrating the Wekiva wild and scenic river system

first_img So nice that there is a Rock Springs River Clean Up scheduled for this July. I know they always drag a lot of trash out of there, but you won’t see me there, because I watched tv news and saw the big cottonmouth water moccasins that keep coming to this one yard over in Seminole County, and that is enough to keep me from that activity…..LOL!! I noticed Martha Sugarlaski even looking down under the table on the news setting, after the man was shown catching them and their mouths were flying open, and their mouths were just about as big as my hand’s palms when I make a snake mouth motion with my hands……yikes! We went over to the lake behind Northcrest off of 441 once, and was half way around the lake, and then everywhere I looked was big water moccasins on the bank, and that was the first and last time I went over there! TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonWekiva River Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleApopka participating in National Donut Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. June 2, 2017 at 7:55 pmcenter_img From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonAccording to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, “there are approximately 3.6 million miles of streams in the United States; 1.1 million are at least five miles in length. Only 12,709 miles are protected by the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.” Meanwhile, Florida has 25,949 miles of river. 49.2 miles are designated as wild and scenic which totals to 208 rivers in 40 states and Puerto Rico.The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 states, “It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish, and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that they and their immediate environments shall be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Congress declares that the established national policy of dams and other construction at appropriate sections of the rivers of the United States needs to be complemented by a policy that would preserve other selected rivers or sections thereof in their free-flowing condition to protect the water quality of such rivers and to fulfill other vital national conservation purposes.” (Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, October 2, 1968)Bryan NelsonThe Wild & Scenic Rivers Act was established by Congress after it was recognized that our Nation’s rivers were in jeopardy due to damage from damming, development and diversion taking place in the 1950s. Rivers that may be designated are classified as wild, scenic or recreational. Wild Rivers are free of impoundments and inaccessible except by trail with unpolluted waters and primitive watersheds or shorelines. Scenic River areas are also free of impoundments with largely primitive shorelines or watersheds. Shorelines along Scenic Rivers are largely undeveloped and accessible by roads. Recreational River Ares are accessible by road or railroad with some development along their shorelines The Act offers protection against construction or dams that could harm the river and water quality.Florida’s own Wekiva River reached designation in October of 2000. The river is a total of 41.6 miles and runs through Orange County, Seminole County, and Lake County. The Wekiva River Basin consists of various ecosystems including rivers, springs, sinkholes, wetland prairies, pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub communities, and so forth. Elevations can range to 35 ft. above sea level and the subtropical climate reaches an annual temperature of around 72 degrees. FIVE ORVS (Outstandingly Remarkable Values) were identified which are: scenic, recreation, wildlife and habitat, historic and cultural and water quality and quantity. The Wekiva River exhibits free flow characteristics which allow for the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act designation. With a population of 2 million people in the tri-county area an increase in human actions, development, and continued population growth called for these protections. National Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems are celebrating 50 years of protecting our rivers. 2018 will mark the 50th year anniversary! WSR50 will include both government and non-governmental river partners.This will include representatives from American Rivers, American Whitewater, River Management Society, National Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and more. Current development along the Wekiva River is the Wekiva Parkway which adheres to the protection of the Wekiva River system through the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act developed in 2007 by Orange County. About 130 square miles of watershed run through North Orange County. At Kelly Park here in Orange County, Rock Springs Run flows to the Wekiva River. The free flowing spring is 68 degrees year round. Kelly Park/ Rock Springs are located at 400 E Kelly Park RD Apopka, FL 32712. As Orange County Commissioner I serve on the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council Wekiva River Basin Commission.For the summer season on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, we will host a Rock Springs River Clean Up. More details are soon to follow this article. You may contact my office at 407-836-5850 for more details. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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While the MLR continues to attract star players, the USA’s powerhouse hooker is moving to France

first_imgWednesday Feb 26, 2020 While the MLR continues to attract star players, the USA’s powerhouse hooker is moving to France Worcester Warriors’ United States international hooker Joe Taufete’e is to join French Top 14 club Lyon at the end of the current season.ADVERTISEMENTTaufete’e, 27, has so far made 46 appearances and scored six tries for Warriors since he arrived at Sixways from San Diego Breakers in October 2016.During his time with Warriors Taufete’e has become one of the USA Eagles’ leading players and an international rugby record breaker.When he crossed for a hat-trick of tries against Uruguay in Seattle last March, Taufete’e broke Keith Wood’s record for most tries by a front row forward – 15 – in international rugby. Taufete’e claimed the record in only his 21st international appearance.Taufete’e’s achievement was recognised by World Rugby who shortlisted him for their Men’s 15s Player of the Year last year.Taufete’e, a convert from American Football, made his international debut in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and played in all four of United States’ four group matches in last year’s tournament in Japan.ADVERTISEMENTHaving become an integral and popular member of the squad at Sixways, Taufete’e will join Lyon with the club’s best wishes.“Joe has been an integral part of Warriors for some years and the contribution he has made is greatly valued and appreciated,” said Warriors’ Director of Rugby Alan Solomons.“Joe is not only a first-class rugby player, but an outstanding bloke and team man, who will always be welcome here at Sixways. From a personal point of view, it has been a pleasure to work with Joe. We wish him all the best in his new venture.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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New Gift Aid outsourcing service from Fisher

first_img Howard Lake | 26 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies GAIN (Gift Aid Income Now) is a new service from HW Fisher and Co’s Charity Group which offers Gift Aid outsourcing and a Gift Aid consultancy service.Barry Gower, principal at GAIN, is convinced that charities are not optimising their Gift Aid collecting due to the complexities of the rules and the need to invest suitable resources. He set up GAIN to change this by assisting charities to receive more tax-efficient donations.He is so confident that GAIN can significantly increase the percentage of a charity’s donations that are Gift Aid compliant that the company’s fees are entirely success-based. They charge only a percentage of the additional Gift Aid recovered as a result of their work. Advertisement New Gift Aid outsourcing service from Fishercenter_img GAIN’s outsourcing services include analysis of the existing database to identify qualifying donations, together with the processing of such donors to capture correct and applicable Gift Aid donations. They then handle collection of the Gift Aid tax claim, ensuring correct recording and compliance with Inland Revenue rules.GAIN’s consultancy services include a review of a charity’s Gift Aid collection policies, audit of all documentation and forms to ensure Inland Revenue compliance is met, and a review of events and fundraising activities to ensure that they comply with Gift Aid rules.GAIN is hosting a free breakfast seminar on Gift Aid on 16 March 2004 in London. Malcolm Cooper-Smith, chairman of St James’s Place Foundation, will explain how tax-efficient giving has contributed to the foundation’s success. The Foundation is a charitable trust operated by one of the City’s leading financial institutions, and has a reputation for comprehensive use of Gift Aid.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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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Banks waive credit card charges for tsunami relief donations

first_imgBanks waive credit card charges for tsunami relief donations The Association of Payment Clearing Services (Apacs) has said that its members will not charge the usual fee on donations by credit card to charities involved in the Asian tsunami relief effort.The transaction fee charged to the charities by a bank acquirer is usually between one and 2.5%. The agreement to waive fees and backdate this to the beginning of the appeal should save charities an estimated £300,000.The transaction fee has always been waived for the Disasters Emergency Appeal, but this is the first time that Apacs has offered the same deal to individual charities. Advertisement  28 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 Tagged with: Digital Finance Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | 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.last_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Australian-born Jane Lawlor has just taken over as the internalcommunications manager at Chivas Brothers, the newly-formed Scotch whiskeybusiness of Pernod Ricard. “I am particularly looking forward to the challenge and variety offeredby a career in internal communications with a newly-established company,”she says. In her new role, she will be responsible for the firm’s internalcommunications strategy across England and Scotland. She says that she really enjoys her new job as it gives her the chance towork closely with people in the company: “I think face-to-facecommunication is very important and I especially like the fact that it puts mein touch with people’s true reactions.” Lawlor believes internal communications are vital to anysuccessful HRfunction, especially in a newly established one such as Chivas Brothers.”This is because good communication between an organisation and itsemployees is essential in a company like this, which has a wide-ranging, globalportfolio of premium brands,” she explains. Lawlor was born and raised in Australia, where she received her BA inpsychology and human movements from the University of Queensland. She comes from a marketing and communications background which has covered arange of industry sectors including politics, finance and sport. “My internal communications experience covers such internationalcompanies as Unilever and Telewest, where I managed the communicationsimplementation of company best practice and change management programmes,”she explains. CV2002 Internal communications manager, Chivas Brothers2001 Various freelance roles1999 Internal communications, Added ValueOn the moveHelen Thompson has joined PersonalPension Management, part of the Credit Suisse Group, as the new HR director.She will be responsible for developing future HR strategies to support thecontinuing business expansion of the company. Thompson has worked in the sectorfor the last 15 years, holding posts with the Halifax and Leeds PermanentBuilding Society.Scotch whisky group Edrington has appointed John Milloy asgroup HR director. He joins the firm from the Sara Lee Corporation, where hewas group HR director. Milloy has worked in Scotland for two other USmulti-national companies.Peter Meyler, a specialist inemployee research and change management, has taken over as an associatedirector within MORI’s HR research team and will have special responsibilityfor business development. Prior to this, he was at Benchmark Research as anemployee research director.Clarke Willmott & Clarke hastaken on Matthew West-Taylor as HR director. He will be responsible forcontinuing the firm’s ambitious growth plans. He joins CW&C from The HayGroup, where he looked after developing business and HR projects. West-Taylor’sremit includes experience in designing HR programmes to recruit and developleaders aligned to an organisation’s strategy PeopleOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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HSE launches new guidelines on managing stress among workers

first_imgTheproblem of workplace stress has reached such proportions that the Health andSafety Executive (HSE) has launched new guidance for employers on how to dealwith it.Thefresh advice has received strong Government backing following the findings ofexclusive research by Personnel Today and the HSE last month, which revealedthe extent of the crisis.Realsolutions, real people – a managers’ guide to tackling work-related stress, hasbeen designed to provide a starting point for the workforce to agree on ways ofintroducing stress risk assessments.Ministerfor Work, Des Browne, said the move would help employers face up to the issue,which he said costs society more than £3.7bn every year.“TheGovernment’s approach is based on encouraging supportive organisationalcultures where employers work with staff to identify and address real employeeconcerns in a positive way,” he said.Theguidance is based on action plans to record and monitor the issues surroundingstress, and is supported by learning points and prompt cards.Thescheme is part of the organisation’s Priority Programme on Stress, whichincludes the responsibility to develop a set of agreed standards on bestpractice for stress management.Thestandards are currently being piloted by 25 organisations and will beofficially released for further consultation next spring.BillCallaghan, chair of the Health and Safety Commission, said the changing natureof society and the economy has led to the need for more innovative solutions toworkplace illness.“Thiswill provide a tool to help managers and staff develop solutions to tacklework-related stress that are specifically relevant to their organisations andthe particular needs identified by risk assessment,” he explained.ByRoss Wighamwww.hse.gov.uk/stressStress:the employers’ view–83 per cent believe stress harms productivity–52 per cent said it is on the increase–11 per cent of absence is caused by stress–60 per cent believe it is damaging retention–1,554,256 working days a year are lost to stress–Absence costs employers £1.24bn a year Source:‘Stress in the UK workplace’, Personnel Today/HSEwww.personneltoday.com/resources Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HSE launches new guidelines on managing stress among workersOn 4 Nov 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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News story: New immersive designs to transform audience experiences

first_imgImmersive experiences like virtual, augmented and mixed reality could transform how we interact with the world – from advertising to film, music and museums.To ensure these experiences meet customer needs, £1 million in funding has been awarded to 32 projects which will use human-centred design (design focused on user requirements) to create new immersive experiences, products and services.The successful projects will use customer research to generate ideas, and create and test low-cost prototypes. The best ideas will progress to further technical research and development (R&D).The successful projects are part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s audience of the future programme, which is delivered by UK Research and Innovation. Through this programme, government is supporting the best UK storytellers to create engaging immersive experiences. Find out more about the audience of the future challenge. Search and apply for funding opportunities. View the full list of successful projects. Successful projectsThe XR Audience Centred Design project will enable theatre audiences to experience a virtual reality performance without every audience member having to wear a headset. It will use audience feedback to test approaches to virtual reality in theatre.The ALIVEmusic project will investigate how live music performances can be enhanced using mixed reality. It will use AI to capture the emotional states of performers and audiences, which will be transformed into visual content and displayed in real-time using mixed reality headsets or mobile phones.The House of Alternate Realities will investigate how audiences can be engaged through immersive and interactive stories. People will pass through 5 rooms which are each more immersive and interactive than the last and their reactions will be studied. The project will determine how to deliver new forms of interactive content to UK television audiences.The Emotion sensing project will use biosensors to capture real-time emotional responses and find out what makes an engaging immersive experience. This new evaluation approach will generate more reliable feedback to inform content creation and help to personalise immersive experiences.last_img read more

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