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Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgCutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Breweries Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Tanzania Breweries Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$48.06M (TZS53.2B). An average of US$4.01M (TZS4.43B) per month.Tanzania Breweries Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileTanzania Breweries Limited produces, distributes and sells malt beer in Tanzania, as well as non-alcoholic malt beverages and alcoholic fruit beverages. The company markets its own products under the following liquor brands; Safari Lager, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, Ndovu Special Malt and Konyagi. Tanzania Breweries also produces and distributes Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lite, Peroni and Redds Premium Cold under license from SABMiller International BV. It also distributes international wines and spirits under license from Distell (Pty) Limited of South Africa. It is the largest and oldest brewing company in Tanzania, with breweries in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Mbeya. Tanzania Breweries Limited is a subsidiary of SABMiller Africa BV. Tanzania Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Autumn Internationals Scotland v Argentina preview

first_imgNew Zealander Paul Williams – who oversaw England v Japan last week – is the referee. He will be assisted by Nigel Owens and Dan Jones (both Wales), while Olly Hodges from Ireland will be the TMO.What are the line-ups?Scotland: Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Huw Jones, Finn Russell, Blair Kinghorn; Adam Hastings Greig Laidlaw (captain); Alan Dell, Fraser Brown, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Josh Strauss.Replacements: Stuart McInally, Alex Allan, Willem Nel, Sam Skinner, Ryan Wilson, George Horne, Alex Dunbar, Byron McGuigan.Argentina: Emiliano Bofelli; Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Ramiro Moyano; Nicolas Sanchez, Gonzalo Bertranou; Santiago Garcia Botta, Agustin Creevy, Santiago Medrano, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Pablo Matera (captain), Rodrigo Bruni, Javier Ortega Desio. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All you need to know about Scotland’s showdown with the Pumas this weekend. #SCOvARG Martín Landajo vuelve al equipo. Estará en el banco tras haber jugado en el tramo final de la victoria por 23 a 19 ante los Wallabies como visitantes por el Personal Rugby Championship en septiembre.#JugamosTodos pic.twitter.com/K4Yvv8zxVM— Los Pumas (@lospumas) November 22, 2018 Autumn Internationals Scotland v Argentina previewWant a dose of ‘roller coaster’? Scotland are trying out some exciting new combinations while Argentina chase a much-needed win – they’ve only won two of their last 12 outings.The Pumas have toppled both South Africa and Australia in 2018, but only four month into the coaching reign of former hooker and captain Mario Ledesma, the South Americans are in need of something more to show for all their recent efforts. Next week the side face the Barbarians at Twickenham, but they’ve already lost to Ireland and France in November.Not that Scotland supremo Gregor Townsend is concerned about that opposition yearning for a result or the tight recent history between these two sides (see the stats section below). In the build-up to next year’s World Cup, Townsend is keen to see different combinations under pressure, including a midfield of Adam Hastings, Finn Russell and Huw Jones.Scotland’s oh-so narrow loss to South Africa last week was encouraging and some players really showed their value, but a week is a long time in sport and there are clearly long-term plans in place. Plus if you can shoehorn three attack-minded midfielders into one backline, we’re all going to watch.Here is what you should be aware of in the build-up to this clash.Firecracker: Huw Jones created havoc against South Africa last weekWhat’s the big team news?Scotland have made eight changes to the team that narrowly lost to South Africa last week, with head coach Townsend taking the opportunity to experiment.The big one is that Finn Russell moves from ten to 12, with Adam Hastings installed at fly-half. Allan Dell, Fraser Brown and Simon Berghan make up the front row, Grant Gilchrist comes in at lock, while Jamie Ritchie and Josh Strauss slide into the back row.Related: Huw Jones sets up an incredible try against the SpringboksBlair Kinghorn is in for Tommy Seymour, who returns to Glasgow this weekend alongside Pete Horne.The Pumas only have a few big changes after succumbing to France last weekend. Guido Petti moves from back-row to lock, pushing Matías Alemanno onto the bench. Rodrigo Bruni will get his first ever start, at seven. In the backline, Matías Moroni replaces Matías Orlando, who drops to the bench. Another crack: Adam Hastings will face Argentina again from ten Any interesting statistics?Scotland have won their last four games in a row against Argentina, a winning streak that began in Cordoba in June 2014.The last time these two met at Murrayfield, it took a Greig Laidlaw penalty three minutes past the 80 to give them a 19-16 win, avoiding the draw.Argentina’s biggest ever win against Scotland was only by nine points, at Murrayfield in 2001. Their biggest ever win at home was only by six points, in June 2008. On the other side, Scotland’s biggest ever win was by 46 points, in 1990.Pumas head coach Mario Ledesma only played at Murrayfield once, in 2005, but the Pumas won 23-19. He played Scotland four more times, losing two and winning two.Related: See Argentina face the BarbariansWhat time does it kick off and is it on TV?Scotland v Argentina, Saturday 24 November, MurrayfieldThe match in Edinburgh kicks off at 2.30pm and is live on BBC2 as well as BBC Radio Scotland. There are some other notable inclusions on the bench too. Scrum-half Martín Landajo and wing Sebastián Cancelliere are in to feature in their first games of the November window.What has been said?Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend said: “We’ve been conscious of rotating the squad to enable as many players as possible to be in the best physical condition for each contest. We are expecting those selected this weekend to bring energy and huge effort to the game and seize the opportunity to perform at their best level against a very good team.“It will be another huge challenge, not only for our forward pack, but also for our defence as Argentina play ambitious, skilful and effective attacking rugby.”Argentina replacement wing Sebastian Cancelliere said: “The spirits are good. We know we are in the correct path. It’s been a year of changes but besides the losses to Ireland and France, we know we are in the correct path. These games we are using to improve our systems.Rising high: Pumas captain Pablo Matera takes a lineout against France Man in the middle: Paul Williams took charge of England v Japan Replacements: Julian Montoya, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Lucio Sordoni, Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lezana, Martin Landajo, Matias, Orlando, Sebastian Cancelliere.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “Always when you win spirits are better and training is different but we are in the correct path. We know it’s going to be difficult and we know we are playing against great nations. Scotland has improved a lot this year and had a great Six Nations. We know that this type of rugby is not Super Rugby but we trust in our systems and, if we do the things we say and we practise, we are going to thrive.”last_img read more

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2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

first_imgAt the moment, against their current opposition, it doesn’t seem to matter what the make-up of the team is either. Against Italy, New Zealand can afford to rest a few, try a few, even put pressure on some to justify their place. Will there be more risks to face? Only slightly. But the Kiwis are now looking for two crushing halves before they go into the knock-outs.They will have learnt very little new information, but the depth is good. As for the Namibians, they just confirmed why they are an asset to the World Cup in that first half. quality is a hostage to endeavour for them, but the heart is what all neutrals love.Star manBen Smith is such a classy operator. At this stage of his career he looks to be an eager auxiliary, waiting for his chance while the Mo’unga-Barrett phase takes hold in the Kiwi backline. But what an option he is.He can take his time and survey the scene against a team like Namibia. The Jordie Barrett option at fly-half will cause some musing, but his calm head and his shepherding of young back-three partners like Sevu Reec, Rieko Ioane and George Bridge is so impressive.The reaction “…the effort and the commitment, I’m so proud of the players…”A very proud @RugbyNamibia head coach Phil Davies speaks after his sides gutsy display against New Zealand #NZLvNAM #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/ULQD94b2Mg— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 6, 2019Namibia head coach Nigel Davies: “I’m very proud of the effort we put in. Particularly our ball retention and line breaks in the first half. We knew we were playing against the best team in the competition, the current champions but we gave it all we could. I couldn’t ask any more of our players. We’re very proud of them. The scoreboard looks a bit painful but there was lots to take out of the match. What a line from the big man! @RugbyNamibia starting fast against New Zealand #NZLvNAM #RWC2019Find out where you can watch at https://t.co/z0BgdPH0sf pic.twitter.com/dGRuGNeQeQ— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 6, 2019But the Welwitschias only had a completion rate of 72% , and it is in the falling-off where the All Blacks thrive. The 11 tries came from braces for Lienert-Brown, Reece and Ben Smith and an army of lads on single figures. It did not matter what number was on their backs.Perenara’s try was the pick of the bunch, with the half-back squeezing in. He started the sweeping move himself and then the pass back to him was incredible, with Brad Weber throwing a behind-the-back pop to his mate. New Zealand toy with Namibia in high-scoring victory 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 71-9 NamibiaPlayed – 2Namibia wins – 0New Zealand wins – 2Did you know?Four years ago when these two sides met for the first time, it finished 58-14. Centre Johan Deysel scored a try and famously had beers with the All Blacks in the changing room after.Sam Whitelock has captained New Zealand five times before this game, doing it three times against France.In a nutshellIn the dying minutes, substitute TJ Perenara broke from ten – you read that right – and started a move that came back to him on the left wing. He ghosted in and despite it looking like he had jumped into touch in the corner, trying to score, replay after replay showed that despite what you thought, he was in to score. It was an unbelievable finish – and one he could barely believe he got.Brick wall: Lesley Klim is sent backwards (Getty Images)This was pretty much how the whole game went. Despite the staunch first half from the Namibians, in which they made breaks, slammed into contact, hustled relentlessly and held the All Blacks to just 24-9, the reiging champs ran away with it in the end.The result was predetermined and Namibia even rested a few ahead of their Test against Canada, where they hope to net their first-ever World Cup win. But the quality of the All Blacks means that they can score 11 while playing two unfamiliar tens, with Jordie Barrett and then scrum-half Perenara playing at ten.It was also a welcome return for Brodie Retallick, who has been out since an injury against South Africa in the Rugby Championship. He went off after half an hour and is set to play an hour against Italy. The Kiwis are getting one of their star men back as they roll into the quarter-finals.With 35 minutes to go, New Zealand only led by a point. It was stellar stuff from the African side. And the All Blacks saw yellow twice, with Ofa Tu’ungafasi and Nepo Laulala both getting done. But the All Blacks turned the screw when they had to.As uninspiring as they were in the first, they were fluent and inventive in the second – typified by Anton Lienert-Brown and Jordie Barrett running from an unfamiliar position. There was no jeopardy in this fixture and once Brodie Retallick went off after half an hour, there was a sense that they could relentlessly have a go.Sevu Reece’s second try was a catch-pass masterpiece of simple rugby done really, really well.Johan Deysel – who scored against the All Blacks four years ago – went off with his arm in a sling, which is a worrying sign for the Canada fixture. The Namibians will be proud of their showing against the world champions here. They made eight clean breaks and clocked up 145 tackles in the end. Man of the moment:Anton Lienert-Brown shone for New Zealand (Getty Images) #NZLvNAM @Tj_Perenara gains a rare fist pump from the shag!! @AllBlacks pic.twitter.com/xmy95c5pfF— Rugbe (@RugbeNZ) October 6, 2019center_img “To play against New Zealand or at the World Cup is a fantastic opportunity and challenge. That’s what we talked about. Taking on the challenge and embracing the opportunity.” New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen: “The first half was pretty disappointing. We didn’t turn up with the right attitude and Namibia made us pay for that. It’s a good lesson, isn’t it?“Second half, there was pretty good stuff in it. I was really pleased with Jordie Barrett at 10, (he) played very, very well.“To be the third-choice first-five, and our two superstar first-fives not playing … He got us round the back well. We ended up scoring (11) tries so there’s a lot to like about it.”New Zealand: Ben Smith, Sevu Reece (Rieko Ioane 66), Jack Goodhue (TJ Perenara 60), Anton Lienert-Brown, George Bridge; Jordie Barrett, Aaron Smith (Brad Weber 50); Joe Moody (Ofa Tu’ungafasi 53), Codie Taylor (Dane Coles 50), Nepo Laulala (Angus Ta’avao 31), Brodie Retallick (Patrick Tuipulotu), Sam Whitelock (captain), Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane, Ardie Savea (Matt Todd 60).Tries:  Reece 5, 51, Lienert-Brown 20, 46,  Ta’avao 35, Ben Smith 44, 67, Moody 41, Whitelock 55, Barrett 75, Perenara, 78. Cons: Jordie Barrett 36, 45, 43, 47, 52, 56, 68, 76.Namibia: Johan Tromp, Lesley Klim, Justin Newman, Johan Deysel (captain) Darryl De La Harpe 56), JC Greyling (Janry du Toit 51); Helarius Kisting, Damian Stevens (Eugene Jantjies 66); Andre Rademeyer., Torsten van Jaarsveld (Obert Nortjé 66), AJ De Klerk (Johan Coetzee 40), PJ Van Lill (Johan Retief 16), Tjiuee Uanivi, Prince Gaoseb, Thomasau Forbes (Adriaan Booysen 61), Janco Venter.Replacements: Nelius Theron.Pens: Stevens 2, 25, 29. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links. Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

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Amazon is turning 25 – here’s a look back at how…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By Venkatesh Shankar, Texas A&M University A quarter of a century ago, on July 5, 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world’s largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem.It wasn’t the first bookstore to sell online. (Books.com launched in 1992.) But it behaved like a local store, whose shopkeeper knew customers by name – a bell even rang in the company’s Seattle headquarters every time an order was placed.Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, set his sights on making it an “everything store.” The company would go on to become not just an everything store, but an “everything company.”Today, 25 years later, Amazon has reshaped retailing permanently. It is one of the top three most valuable companies in the world, with a market capitalization hovering around US$1 trillion, greater than the GDP of nearly 200 countries.If you had bought $100 worth of its IPO shares in 1997, it would be worth about $120,000 today.Redefining retailAmazon continually took shopping convenience to newer levels.Before 1994, shoppers had to travel to stores to discover and buy things. Shopping used to be hard work – wandering down multiple aisles in search of the desired item, dealing with crying and nagging kids, and waiting in long checkout lines. Today, stores try to reach out to shoppers anywhere, anytime and through multiple channels and devices.After first experiencing two-day free shipping from Amazon’s Prime membership program, shoppers started expecting no less from every online retailer. About 100 million shoppers worldwide have Amazon Prime.The company made shopping more convenient through features like one-click ordering; personalized recommendations; package pickup at Amazon hubs and lockers; ordering products with the single touch of a Dash button, and in-home delivery with Amazon Key.Shoppers can also search for and order items through a simple voice command to an Echo or by clicking an Instagram or a Pinterest image. Amazon now even has a cashierless “Go” store in Seattle.Amazon has been a factor in the rising closures of brick-and-mortar stores that can’t keep pace with the changes in retail. In the first 15 weeks of 2019 alone, there were about 6,000 store closures in the U.S. overall, higher than the number of closures in all of 2018. Analysts fear a coming “retail apocalypse.”A major employerAmazon’s impact extends to other industries, including smart consumer devices (Alexa), cloud service (Amazon Web Services), and technology products and services (drones).Such is Amazon’s impact that industry players and observers use the term “Amazoned” to describe their business model and operations being disrupted by Amazon.Today, Amazon is the largest tech employer by far. It employs more people than the next five tech companies combined. No wonder Amazon created such a buzz last year before selecting a location for its second headquarters.Amazon’s work culture is intense. It has a reputation as a cutthroat environment with a high employee burnout rate. It is automating as many jobs as possible, mostly in warehousing.At the same time, after criticism from policymakers, Amazon stepped up in October 2018 by raising minimum wage for all U.S. employees to $15 per hour.Faced with growing criticisms about the mounting impact of Amazon’s boxes and other packaging material on the environment, Amazon has pledged to disclose more information about its environmental impact at the end of 2019.The next generationWhat’s in store for Amazon’s future?The Amazon Echo Plus.ClassyPictures/shutterstock.comBezos has said that Amazon’s efforts focus on preventing it from dying. As he noted at a 2018 all-hands meeting, “Amazon is not too big to fail.”As a professor of marketing, having conducted research on online retailing and analyzed hundreds of cases, I believe that Amazon’s future, like shoppers’ and the society’s future, is inextricably linked to the rise of artificial intelligence. Starting with Alexa, the company’s virtual assistant, Amazon is betting on AI.In fact, Amazon is testing anticipatory shipping, a practice in which it anticipates what shoppers need and mails them the items without shoppers ordering them. Shoppers could keep the items they like and return those they don’t want at no charge.A diagram in Amazon’s patent for anticipatory shipping.Google PatentsMore immediate questions relate to Amazon’s entry in two stodgy yet critical industries: health care and financial services.Although Amazon has disrupted many industries, these two are heavily regulated industries in which the company hasn’t had much experience.Amazon is considering becoming a major player in the pharmaceutical and the health insurance markets. In May, it acquired online drugstore PillPack for $1 billion to crack the $500 billion market for prescription drugs and has formed a joint health venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase.Meanwhile, with 310 million customer accounts, Amazon is building a suite of high-tech financial services, such as Amazon Cash, a way to add cash to your online balance, and Amazon Pay, an online payment service. These programs are aimed at developing markets such as India, which has a huge population that does not use banks.Amazon has reshaped retailing permanently in the last 25 years. In the next 25, it might totally redefine how the world shops.Venkatesh Shankar, Professor of Marketing; Director of Research, Center for Retailing Studies, Texas A&M University This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSAmazon Previous articleGreen Giant, Trader Joes recall frozen vegetablesNext articleCommissioner Nolan confirms her critical remarks on social media about Carnesale, Nelson Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Highlanders edge Brumbies to semi final spot after tense finish in Canberra

first_imgFriday Jul 22, 2016 Highlanders edge Brumbies to semi final spot after tense finish in Canberra The Highlanders held off a late Brumbies onslaught to win their Super Rugby Quarter Final clash 15-9 in the rain of Canberra earlier today. The visitors scored through Waisake Naholo and Liam Squire either side of halftime, becoming the first team to quality for the semi finals.Lima Sopoaga added five points with the boot, while for the Brumbies it was flyhalf Christian Lealiifano who kicked three penalties in the wet conditions.“It was always going to be tough coming over here and we’re stoked we’re into the semi-finals,” said Highlanders skipper Shane Christie. “The whole game was a battle … the last 15 minutes we just dug in and the boys showed great character.”The Brumbies came close late in the game, but the TMO was unable to verify any grounding.“Disappointing, we had our chances there at the end but just could not get across the line,” said captain Stephen Moore. “It was a tight game in tough conditions but it comes down to those small moments. You’ve got to take every opportunity and we didn’t.”Coach Stephen Larkham didn’t hold back, expressing annoyance with the call.“It was clearly a try for everyone who saw it. It’s really disappointing that a game comes down to that. We should be in the semi-finals right now.“I give credit where it’s due and I think the Highlanders played really good football but I thought we played better tonight and I think we deserve that win.”credit: sanzaarrugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ 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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Entries open for first DADI Foundation charitable grant

first_img Tagged with: blockchain Funding Technology Melanie May | 11 July 2018 | News  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Entries open for first DADI Foundation charitable grant Advertisement Entries have opened for the Challenge Award, a new grant that will award £10,000 in funding, as well as expert technical advice and mentorship, to a project that is harnessing technology to support democracy.The Challenge Award is the first charitable grant to be awarded by DADI Foundation, a new non-profit organisation backed by blockchain technology startup DADI (Decentralized Architecture for a Democratic Internet).Applications close on 31 July. The Challenge Award is open to small charities, NGOs, and new projects that ‘support or develop robust and inclusive democracies’. In addition to a funding grant of £10,000, the award will provide the project with a combination of world-class technical expertise, project management guidance, mentorship and ongoing support.The DADI Foundation has been created by cloud computing services provider DADI as an extension of its aim to democratise the internet. The foundation operates independently and provides a range of research, education and grants to ensure that technology is used to help advance human rights and equality globally.Jennifer Martin-Nye, Chief Executive of the DADI Foundation, and a former human rights advisor to the People’s Postcode Lottery/Novamedia, said:“There is growing evidence that we need to reframe technology’s role in a world with an increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and power.”“We look forward to addressing that challenge by using technology in a proactive, positive way – helping the tech industry and human rights sector to tackle root causes of injustice, and bridging the gap between technological expertise and human rights activism. We’re excited to be opening up the foundation’s first grant as part of that mission, with a second round of grants opening later this year focused on issues such as gender and conflict as barriers to effective participatory democracy.”The shortlist will be confirmed in August, with the winner to be announced in September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10  247 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

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12 corporate partnerships benefitting UK charities

first_img  2,491 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Miller Homes & Habitat for Humanity Great BritainMiller Homes has raised over half a million pounds for its corporate charity partner, Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. Over the past three years, the partnership has seen Miller Homes teams help to build a total of 10 ‘Habitat homes’ for orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi through participation in three Global Village Trips. In addition to their activity in Malawi, Miller Homes staff in all its locations across the UK have taken part in a series of fundraising events including sponsored marathons, bike-a-thons, charity balls, quiz nights, golf days and bake sales in a bid to help raise important funds. Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising Corporate Social Responsibility Close Brothers Motor FinanceClose Brothers Motor Finance employees volunteered 824 hours of their time for charity initiatives in 2019. This beat the record of 818 hours last year, which in turn far surpassed the 2017 highs of 563 hours. Employees at the firm were challenged to think ‘what difference can you make’ in their local areas and tasked with finding volunteering opportunities to support their communities. They were collectively set a target of 700 hours of volunteering, which they surpassed, and Close Brothers Group pledged to donate an additional £8 per hour volunteered outside of office hours. In total almost £40,000 was raised including £1,777 in match funding from Close Brothers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  2,490 total views,  5 views today The Card & Payments Awards, Ingenico & First Love FoundationIn a decade of supporting the Card and Payments Awards as a partner, Ingenico has raised £100,000 through its payment terminals for the Awards’ chosen charities. Each year, TCPA selects a charity to support and raise funds for on the night of the ceremony by selling raffle tickets via Ingenico’s payment solutions. Since joining forces in 2010, Ingenico has provided payment terminals for each of the tables at the awards ceremony; enabling upwards of 1,100 guests each year to purchase charity raffle tickets. Previous charities supported by the event have included National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Samaritans, Shelter and Mencap. At this year’s ceremony, which will be held on 6th February 2020, Ingenico and TCPA will be collecting donations on behalf of First Love Foundation. EDF & Prostate Cancer UKEDF is launching a three-year partnership with Prostate Cancer UK to fund research into the disease, which is set to become the UK’s most common cancer by the end of this decade. EDF aims to raise a total of £300,000 for the charity between now and 2023. The money raised will be used to fund research into better diagnosis and treatment of the disease. EDF also wants to raise awareness of the disease, particularly among its male employees. Prostate Cancer UK was chosen by EDF staff who voted in support of the partnership earlier this year. Prostate Cancer UK and EDF will launch the partnership at several of the company’s sites where dozens of fundraising events will be held over the next three years. Melanie May | 28 January 2020 | News DVLA & Blood Bikes WalesDVLA staff have chosen Blood Bikes Wales as their Charity of Choice for 2020. Throughout the year they will raise funds for the charity, which transports emergency blood supplies and other items to the NHS across Wales. Since being launched in 2014 the Charity of Choice scheme at DVLA has raised more than £300,000 for local charities through a variety of fundraising activities including charity concerts, skydiving, running half marathons, completing the Three Peaks Challenge and taking part in sponsored head shaves. Tough Mudder – RNLI/Michael Carhart-HarrisHaven & RNLIUK holiday park company Haven is celebrating a successful second year of its national charity partnership with the RNLI, having raised £173,000 during 2019. Teams and guests across Haven’s UK holiday parks took part in challenges including a skydive, abseiling the Forth Bridge and climbing Mount Snowdon, as well as events such as family fun days and a Strictly-style dance competition. Haven teams also joined both the RNLI’s flagship Mayday campaign to fund lifeboat crew kit and the Fish Supper fundraiser in October. As well as raising money for the charity, the partners also shared the RNLI’s water safety advice. Together, they taught over 7,500 children how to stay safe by the sea through their RNLI Water Smart outdoor activity. Haven also featured RNLI safety messages in its pre-arrival emails to all guests.center_img FNATIC & UNICEFGlobal esports organisation FNATIC is partnering with UNICEF to tackle 21st Century issues affecting children globally. The partnership will kick-off later this month with a programme of charity streams and content that promotes positivity in gaming with the #GotYourBack campaign. FNATIC players and influencers, as well as UNICEF supporter and England International footballer Marcus Rashford, will be involved to help raise funds for UNICEF programmes around the world. #GotYourBack will promote positivity in gaming as well as giving players and the community a platform to discuss their experiences and share methods on how to deal with toxic behaviour, creating a better environment for gamers, and in particular children. Funds raised will support UNICEF’s programmes worldwide, such as UNICEF’s child friendly spaces initiative. XPO Logistics & food banksEmployees of XPO Logistics helped families in need over the holiday season by delivering more than seven tonnes of food to 35 food banks. The donation is equivalent to providing an estimated 9,500 meals for vulnerable people across the UK. Over 8,700 XPO employees supported the initiative by collecting or donating food, raising funds or volunteering at local food banks. This was the fifth consecutive food drive for the company and set a new record for its annual United in Giving campaign. CV-Library & CentrepointCV-Library has raised £7,509.49 for Centrepoint. The company partnered with the charity at the beginning of 2019, originally committing to raising £4,000 throughout the course of the year. Key fundraising events included a company pub quiz, a team hiking along Hadrian’s Wall and the Yorkshire Three Peaks, an off-road running adventure, an office cycle challenge, numerous bake sales and raffles and more. Under Armour & BHFSportswear brand Under Armour hosted a pop-up sample sale in a British Heart Foundation shop in Manchester this month. Between 24 and 26 January, locals could head down to the shop to purchase quality sportswear at discounted prices, with all proceeds going towards the charity’s research. Staff from the company’s head office were also volunteering at the shop over the course of the weekend. Teamspirit & Fair Money AdviceFinancial services agency Teamspirit has announced that its pro bono client for 2020 is problem-debt prevention charity Fair Money Advice. Teamspirit will build a communications strategy geared towards speaking to Fair Money Advices’ target audiences and key stakeholders, as well as driving media awareness. The campaign will aim to encourage people to seek debt-related advice sooner rather than later, and importantly, destigmatise and change the narrative associated with being in debt. As part of its ‘For The Better’ initiative, Teamspirit selects one organisation every year that works to transform financial health for the better, and donates £10,000 of award-winning communications expertise, including strategy, creative, UX, social strategy, public relations and beyond. Charter Tax & East Kent Hospitals’ Twinkling StarsCharter Tax, which has offices in Kent and London, is supporting East Kent Hospitals’ Twinkling Stars campaign as its chosen charity for the coming year after it helped two of its own members of staff. The charity has provided a private suite at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where families who have lost a baby can have their own space to say goodbye together. The firm donated £1,000 to the charity instead of sending Christmas cards in December, and will match whatever funds the team raise over the coming year. From Charter-Tax to Haven, FNATIC, DVLA and Cross Brothers Motor Finance, here are 12 businesses supporting good causes around the UK. 12 corporate partnerships benefitting UK charities 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.last_img read more

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Mumia Abu Jamal on Puerto Rico: ’A colony by any name’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this On Christopher Columbus’s second voyage to what was called the West Indies, he visited Puerto Rico, called Boriquen by the native Arawaks dwelling on the island.Columbus docked in November, 1493, and with him came the force and greed of the Spanish Empire. For four centuries Spain brought imperial exploitation, slavery, repression and death to the Arawak, and in their place arose a new people: the mixture of southern Europeans from Spain, the remnant of Indians, and Africans.After the U.S. pushed a weakened Spain out of Cuba, it seized Puerto Rico as well.From that seizure in 1898 by the U.S., until today, Puerto Rico has been an American property, under the U.S. government’s thumb.Did you know that Puerto Ricans can’t vote for president? That they on the island can’t vote in general elections?They fight in every American wars–and die in every conflict.When U.S. businesses open up shop in Puerto Rico, they are exempt from taxes–money that could aid the island in its health and educational needs.And just days ago, after being lashed by nature’s fury, Hurricane Maria, when they dared complain about slow American response, the U.S. president called Puerto Ricans “ingrates.” “Ingrates!”Now, weeks later, they are still suffering–no water, no food, no power.They are Americans in name, but in fact they are colonial subjects of the U.S. Empire.Used by America, and then forgotten.©’17majlast_img read more

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Stanton Optical Opens New Store in Abilene, TX Area

first_img Twitter Facebook Stanton Optical Opens New Store in Abilene, TX Area ABILENE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– Stanton Optical, a leading full-service optical retailer offering accessible and affordable eye care and eyewear, opened its newest location in Abilene on Monday, January 25. Located at 3568 South Clack Street Suite B, the new store marks Stanton Optical’s 104 th location overall. “We look forward to making an impact on the Abilene community and the opportunities this new location provides for the company,” said Senior Vice President of Operations Kissel Goldman. “Our continued growth affords us the chance to provide reasonable eye care services and products to more people, and we are thrilled to be able to do so here at Abilene.” Under the leadership of founder and CEO Daniel Stanton, Stanton Optical is a retail brand of Now Optics, which also includes optical franchise My Eyelab. Now Optics has led the optical industry in ocular telehealth by leveraging proprietary innovative telehealth technology to provide patients with affordable and convenient eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. Tapping into its remote network of affiliated doctors, to date the company has conducted more than 1.2 million telehealth eye exams. On top of that, an assortment of over 3,000 unique frames to fit both style and budgets, guided by our knowledgeable and friendly staff, allows consumers the ultimate eye care experience. For convenience, Stanton Optical in Abilene accepts both same day appointments and walk-ins for eye exams, and offers two pairs of glasses including the cost of an eye exam, starting at just $59.95. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped Stanton Optical’s customers, as its proprietary telehealth technology minimizes the risk without compromising quality eye care. Hours for the new optical store in Abilene are 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. For more information or to schedule an appointment go to stantonoptical.com or call (325) 305-8827. ABOUT NOW OPTICS: Now Optics is a leader in the eye care industry. Its retail brands, My Eyelab and Stanton Optical, are among the nation’s fastest growing, full-service retail optical centers. The company continues to expand its retail footprint with over 200 corporate and franchise locations in 28 states while delivering affordable eye health solutions. The company consistently ranks among the largest optical retailers in the country by Vision Monday and was ranked #11 on Entrepreneur’s list of Top New Franchises in 2020. Visit myeyelab.com or stantonoptical.com for more information. Find details about franchise opportunities at myeyelabfranchise.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005015/en/ CONTACT: Media contact: David Robertson, Fishman Public Relations,[email protected] 847-945-1300 KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL OPTICAL HEALTH OTHER RETAIL SOURCE: Stanton Optical Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/29/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005015/en Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 center_img TAGS  Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleGlu Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Release, Conference Call and WebcastNext articleMy Eyelab Opens New Store in Deerfield Beach Area Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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