Surveys cast shadow over house pricesa

first_img whatsapp Surveys cast shadow over house pricesa HOUSE prices fell much faster than expected last month and construction activity slowed, industry surveys showed yesterday, reinforcing concerns that economic growth will fall off sharply.The strongest quarterly construction growth for decades pushed British economic growth to a nine-year high of 1.2 per cent in the second quarter, but the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) suggests this is slowing rapidly — driven partly by weaker house prices.House prices dropped a bigger-than-expected 0.9 per cent in August after a 0.5 per cent decline in July, the sharpest fall since February, according to the monthly survey from mortgage lender Nationwide.July and August marked the first two consecutive monthly house price falls since the decline in British house prices levelled off in February 2009, and the annual rate of house price growth slowed to 3.9 per cent from 6.6 per cent, well below forecast.“As fears of a double dip in the housing market take hold, builders will likely feel less urgency to begin new developments,” said Nomura UK economist Philip Rush.A fall in the rate of new home building pushed the PMI down to a six-month low of 52.1 in August from 54.1 in July.This was a sharper slowdown than economists had expected since the boost to second quarter output from projects that had been delayed because of icy winter weather faded away.CIPS chief executive David Noble said: “The most disturbing is the marked slowdown in the residential sector as this is where much of the recent sector growth has come from. The slight increase in public-sector activity disguises continuing uncertainty about the scale of spending cuts which we have yet to experience.” Show Comments ▼ Thursday 2 September 2010 8:40 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldcenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Varley plays dealmaker

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com EX-BARCLAYS chief executive John Varley has driven project Merlin from the beginning, acting as the chair and chief organiser of the initiative.Barclays was never obliged to participate in Merlin, unlike part-nationalised RBS and Lloyds, causing a flurry of speculation over Varley’s enthusiasm for the project.New Barclays chief executive officer Bob Diamond was keen to stress Varley’s role yesterday, saying: “I pay tribute to the efforts of John Varley, who started the process.”His words echoed those of George Osborne: “I want to thank John Varley for the huge amount of time and personal commitment he has given to this project,” said the chancellor in the CommonsOne much-touted possibility is that, with Barclays behind him, Varley is eyeing a move into the House of Lords and a potential role in government. His involvement in Merlin will certainly have helped his credentials as a poacher-turned-gamekeeper in a highly charged political environment. whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Share Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:31 pm Varley plays dealmaker Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndolast_img read more

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Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgBamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileBamburi Cement Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products for the building sector in Kenya and Uganda. The company exports its products to Reunion, Uganda and Mayotle. Brands in its retail range include Powermax, Powercrete, Nguvu, Supaset, Multipurpose, Powerplus and Roadcem. Pre-cast concrete paving blocks sell under the BamburiBlox name. The company also supplies precast molded cement products used for drainage, edge constraints, fencing and walling and ready-mix cement. Bamburi Cement Limited offers its service to rehabilitate quarries and owns and maintains a nature and environmental park developed from a rehabilitated quarry. The company was founded in 1951 and has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Bamburi Cement Limited is a subsidiary of Lafarge Holcim Limited (SA). Bamburi Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Could telemedicine upend the Primary Health Properties share price?

first_img 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 10th July, 2020 | More on: GROW PHP Could telemedicine upend the Primary Health Properties share price? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Primary Health Properties (LSE:PHP) develops new healthcare facilities and rents them to GPs, chemists, and healthcare providers. It has cornered a thriving market with long leases and little reason to think its tenants might want to leave. Its share price has soared in recent years, but the delivery of healthcare is being upended by telemedicine. Does this have the potential to eradicate the need for surgeries?Virtual diagnosisVirtual doctors’ appointments have taken on a life of their own since lockdown. The ability to book an appointment online and carry it out via video call is simple and increasingly appealing. It means you no longer have to endure a journey, parking, risk of infection or a long wait in the doctor’s surgery. Plus, you get a review of the session sent to you as the appointment ends. From the GP’s point of view, they can see more patients, are at less risk of exposure to bugs and can reallocate cancelled slots more easily than no-shows in a real-world setting. The efficiency of the virtual environment could make a sizeable difference in seeing more people sooner. But sometimes, a doctor will need to examine patients in a real-life setting. 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…Share price fluctuationsI imagine healthcare staff will have to continue operating from surgeries to protect patient’s records and privacy, so I do not think telemedicine is an imminent threat to the future of GP surgeries. It does not appear to be something Primary Health Properties is worrying about either.  In fact, the coronavirus crisis may increase demand for purpose-built healthcare facilities. In its half-year results this week, it announced a £120m share placing to fund further acquisitions and growth. Primary Health Properties operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), which means it must share its profits among stockholders. This has made it a lucrative investment in recent years with a rising dividend yield (currently 3.7%). Its share price fell in response to the placing, but has risen 18% since the 2020 stock market crash.For now, I don’t think telemedicine will adversely affect the PHP share price. I think it is a less risky investment than many other property stocks and I would consider adding it to an income portfolio.Investing in telemedicineTelemedicine is relatively new and mainly provided by US companies or private UK companies. However, there is an AIM-listed venture capital firm called Draper Esprit (LSE:GROW) that invests in this area. Valued at around £566m, it has a price-to-earnings ratio of 14, and earnings per share are 33p.Draper Esprit’s portfolio includes technology companies focused on long-term growth in areas of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and digital health. This includes Push Doctor, which works with the NHS to provide GP video services; MediDate affordably connects its patients with leading surgeons; while Ieso Digital Health provides mental health and therapy support remotely.The Draper Esprit share price has had a rocky five years. Since the March stock market crash, it has risen 78%, but is still 20% lower than its highest share price this year. I think it looks like an interesting investment opportunity, particularly if you want to invest in new areas of tech and healthcare. But bear in mind, it is a high-risk stock. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Primary Health Properties. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Hurricanes can cause enormous damage inland, but emergency plans focus on…

first_img 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 Hurricane Season 2018By Craig E. Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, Louisiana State University and first published on theconversation.com.As Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. coast, over a million people have been ordered to evacuate from barrier islands and low-lying areas from South Carolina to Virginia. Precautions like this have been part of common hurricane preparations since the 1950s.Coastal residents also prepare for major storms by building homes elevated above anticipated high water levels, in order to minimize damage and qualify for flood insurance. And building codes commonly call for reinforced construction to endure high wind speeds.All of these sensible and essential preparations focus on wind and storm surge in coastal zones. Today, however, the risk from hurricanes is extending inland. Some of the worst damage from Eastern Seaboard hurricanes in the past several decades has come from inland flooding along rivers after storms move ashore. Hurricane evacuations typically direct coastal residents to retreat inland, but river flooding can put them at risk if shelters and accommodations are not situated safely.Much of my research, including my book, “Southern Waters: The Limits to Abundance,” has focused on the complex historical geography of water in the American South. What I have seen is that inland river flooding linked to hurricanes and heavy storms is a huge risk in the Southeast, but receives far less attention in emergency plans than coastal areas.Drone footage of flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after heavy rains, Aug. 16, 2016.Warm, rainy watershedsThe U.S. Eastern Seaboard is particularly susceptible to river flooding due to tropical weather that moves onshore. From New England to Georgia, a dense network of rivers flows down from the eastern Appalachians across the Piedmont – a broad, rolling plateau extending from the mountains to the coastal plain – and drains into the Atlantic Ocean. Steep gradients move water quickly down the mountain slopes.On the Piedmont, many small streams merge and then become meandering rivers on the low-lying coastal plain. When tropical weather systems lumber onshore and move inland, they rise up the steep face of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the saturated air moves upward, it cools and releases huge quantities of rain – a process known as orographic precipitation.This phenomenon, coupled with heavy rainfall dumped on lower elevations by these tropical systems, unleashes dramatic downpours that funnel into river networks and rush toward the sea, often spilling over the banks of overwhelmed channels.Rivers draining to the southeast U.S. Atlantic coast. Garcia et al, 2011., CC BYPlanning centers on coastal communitiesA series of storms in the 1950s prompted federal agencies to start planning for extreme tropical weather events. In August 1954, Hurricane Carol grazed the Outer Banks of North Carolina before battering Long Island and Rhode Island and causing extensive flood damage in New England. Hurricane Edna followed a similar path two weeks later, but remained offshore. And an October storm dumped up to 10 inches of rain across the Appalachians as it moved inland, causing serious flooding, damage and fatalities in Maryland and Pennsylvania.In 1955 Hurricane Connie unleashed huge amounts of rain over upstate New York. Days later, Hurricane Diane produced modest damage along the coast, but caused extensive river flooding as it continued across New England. Although both of these storms made landfall in North Carolina, their impacts in the more heavily populated northeast spurred federal action.The southern United States is regularly affected by hurricanes.Following these tragic back-to-back seasons, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a series of hurricane risk assessments for communities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and the Weather Bureau – the forerunner of the National Weather Service – commenced studying tropical weather systems. The Corps considered building structural protection for most cities, but found that flood walls were too expensive in most locations. Instead, it recommended evacuations, building codes and zoning to limit exposure in areas subject to storm surge – that is, in the immediate coastal zone.The Weather Bureau issued a model for hurricane planning in 1959 that used a hypothetical community situated directly on the coast. It emphasized effective emergency communication, public education, preparation, and most importantly, evacuation. Neither agency paid any significant attention to inland flooding.The growing inland threatHurricane Floyd in 1999 showed that tropical weather events could wreak havoc inland, mainly through river flooding. Floyd moved onshore near Cape Fear, North Carolina, in mid-September with wind speeds of about 105 miles per hour and traveled northward, dumping up to 20 inches of rain along a path stretching into New England and Canada.Copious rainfall pushed inland ahead of the storm’s eye overwhelmed most of the rivers in eastern North Carolina. Emergency responders conducted hundreds of inland freshwater rescues. Some river flood crests did not occur until over a week after the storm had passed. Millions of hogs, chickens and other farm animals drowned, and dozens of animal waste lagoons overflowed, contaminating water supplies.Floyd’s impact was compounded by the fact that it followed Hurricane Dennis by about 10 days, so soils were already saturated. And rivers were still at higher-than-normal stages when Hurricane Irene arrived a month later. Total damage from Floyd alone was estimated at US$6.5 billion, much of it from inland flooding.Rainfall in North Carolina during Hurricane Floyd. NOAAMassive floods in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2015 and southeast Louisiana in 2016, caused by rare heavy rainfall events, soaked major urban areas and triggered evacuations – again, mainly through river flooding. And in 2017, Hurricane Harvey dropped at least 52 inches of rain on Houston in six days, an amount NASA described as “unfathomable.”Prepare inlandAs the record shows, places adjacent to the sea are not the only danger zones during hurricanes. Inland river flooding from hurricanes is a major risk, particularly in areas with dense populations. Urban expansion and suburban sprawl have placed more people in areas where no one lived in 1955.As warmer ocean temperatures contribute to heavier rainfalls and slower moving hurricanes, inland flooding is likely to increase. Until hurricane planning acknowledges this threat, coastal communities will risk evacuating people straight into harm’s way. The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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Locomobile Lofts / Studio IDE

first_img Locomobile Lofts / Studio IDE CopyAbout this officeStudio IDEOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftChicagoRefurbishmentUnited StatesPublished on April 10, 2011Cite: “Locomobile Lofts / Studio IDE” 10 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Projects Area:  1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily United States Photographs:  Renae LillieText description provided by the architects. The Locomobile Lofts, located in Chicago’s Historic Motor Row on S. Michigan Avenue, is a building rich with historical narrative. The precursor to modern day automotive dealerships, the building was once used for the production, sale & distribution of Locomobile vehicles. When converted for residential use in 2004 by a Chicago Developer, the richness of the building’s history was cloaked with layers of conventional thought and a pallet of materiality devoid of any connection to the building’s industrial spirit.Save this picture!© Renae LillieIn 2010, STUDIO IDE was commissioned to create a new spatial identity. By reconfiguring the existing boundaries and establishing new thresholds in the sequence of movement, the renovation of the common spaces tries to marry the historical identity with the building’s present use. Moreover, it seeks to reemphasize the urban presence of the building by empowering the entry lobby, creating a bold, yet respectful presence along Michigan Avenue. By implementing new perforated wood cladding around the interior perimeter of the entry vestibule, the space becomes a discreet, welcoming threshold along a larger cohesive sequence of entry. Large, backlit address signage illuminates the space, projecting its colored light onto the street. The rhythm of new floor & wall finishes, together with varying ceiling heights, complements an elaborate arrangement of new lights and wood panels. With the introduction of these new elements, the imbalance in scale between the former industrial function of the building and its current residential use is mediated. This renovation adds a new chapter in the historic timeline of the Locomobile building.Save this picture!© Renae LillieProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Symposium at CUNYArticlesFalkonergården / JAJA ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Chicago, IL, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/126094/locomobile-lofts-studio-ide Clipboard Locomobile Lofts / Studio IDESave this projectSaveLocomobile Lofts / Studio IDE Architects: Studio IDE Area Area of this architecture project CopyLoft•Chicago, United States Loft 2011 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/126094/locomobile-lofts-studio-ide Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Renae Lillie+ 12 Sharelast_img read more

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Diageo to support NI Hospice

first_imgThe partnership is the latest in Diageo NI’s ongoing citizenship programme which has seen the company donate over £310,000 to a cross section of charities through the Diageo Northern Ireland Community Awards scheme.The Hospice has to raise around £6.5 millon each year, the biggest fundraising target in Northern Ireland.www.nihospice.org Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Ireland  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Diageo to support NI Hospice Drinks giant Diageo has named Northern Ireland Hospice Care as its Charity of the Year.The annoucment will see Diageo NI working in partnership with NI Hospice Care to support the organisation through employee volunteering, fundraising and providing resources and experience to help meet its goals.“This partnership goes beyond fundraising and will involve close integration between Diageo and NI Hospice Care,” Clare Strawson of Diageo said. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 23 September 2009 | News 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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VIR2 Ltd and BT offer multi-channel donations to charities

first_img Howard Lake | 13 December 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  34 total views,  2 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. Mobile fundraising solutions provider Vir2 Ltd is working with BT to enable charities to offer donors a choice of low-cost payment methods for collecting donations. As a result Vir2 can now offer charities the option to support integrated telephone and SMS campaigns.Charities using the platform will only have to ask for donors’ personal information once, yet still be able to recognise the donor regardless of the way the donor contacted them.The system also enables charities to trigger repeat donations by text and take the donation in the most efficient way, whether that is by card or text donation, depending on the amount.Telephone donations will be taken by BT SafePay, BT’s PCI DSS Level 1 payments system, an automated telephone interactive voice response (IVR) system for securely collecting credit and debit card donations. It enables charities and other organisations to avoid the expense of using call centres and “guarantees that every call is answered”.Launched by Agilemedia, BT’s Wholesale interactive communications and payments division, the IVR platform in conjunction with the BT Buynet card payment solution has already been used by BBC Children in Need , BBC Wildlife, Soccer Aid, Comic Relief and the recent Disaster Emergency Committee’s appeal for Pakistan.The platform can handle Gift Aid instructions, so that donors can register a declaration that they are a UK taxpayer.Vir2 say that “the fully automated platform can be up and running in a matter of hours and allows calls to be managed 24 hours a day”. Once money is pledged, the payment is authorised and deposited with the charity within 48 hours.“This deal is about giving our charity clients and their donors’ choice,” said Roger Craven, CEO, Vir2. “Our charity clients can now access a robust, secure and instant method of handling large value donations, which fits perfectly with our text platform which handles low value donations.”www.vir2.co.uk Tagged with: Digital Technology VIR2 Ltd and BT offer multi-channel donations to charitieslast_img read more

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Trump’s racist redirection and South Africa

first_imgThis Aug. 21 was undoubtedly one of the roughest days of the Trump presidency. His former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted on multiple counts of tax fraud, failure to disclose foreign bank accounts and bank fraud. As well, Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to multiple crimes, including tax evasion, campaign finance violations and unlawful corporate ­contributions.But the very next day, Trump attempted to redirect the national discussion and appease white supremacists by tweeting about supposed land seizures and “mass killings” of white farmers in South Africa, citing Fox News and Tucker Carlson as his source.Trump’s attempt to divert attention from the judicial woes of his associates to South Africa was flagrant but not unprecedented.With a similar nexus of racial capitalism and settler colonialism, in many ways, the U.S. and South Africa have had comparable histories over the last four centuries. During the 17th century, in both places, Dutch and English merchants and religious zealots migrated to establish colonies. Slave plantation systems, mineral extraction and displacement of native populations eventually built their economies.They also built a shared racialized, masculine mythology of the self-made man. In a similar separation from their parent nations, white settlers in both nations declared themselves the rightful inhabitants of these territories by declaring themselves Afrikaners or Americans.Regardless of national myths, state power and technological advances blazed the trail for the expansion of both countries into their current dimensions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The steam engine and telecommunications shrunk the distance between vast territories, allowing for the transfer of goods and information. Advances in mineral extraction made the Indigenous territories in the middle of both nations more lucrative. The use of the gatling gun by colonial armies, in the concurrent Zulu Wars and Sioux Wars, transferred Indigenous land to the hands of not only longtime settlers but recent European migrants.From the multiple Homestead Acts and overthrow of Reconstruction in the United States to the South African Native Lands Act of 1913, African and Indigenous people became relegated to rural land reserves, sharecropping and low-paid domestic wage labor.As a result, whites in South Africa currently own about three-quarters of the agricultural land, down from nearly 90 percent in the 1990s — about 9 to 10 times their national representation. Interestingly, a 2002 study in Rural America magazine found that white Americans owned 97 percent of U.S. farmland.Since the rise of post-World War II Black Power in Southern Africa, white racists in the U.S. have made support for white settler regimes paramount. In the 1970s and 80s, white U.S. mercenaries flooded the ranks of Rhodesian and South African militias. Also, myths of white land loss and white genocide have fueled the fears of diminished representation by a new generation of white racist youth, as evinced in their idolizing of Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who murdered nine African Americans in a South Carolina church.Far from the hyperbolic claims of Trump and Fox News, the premier contradiction of post-apartheid South Africa has been the overwhelming stasis in white land ownership. For many Black radicals worldwide, this stasis has troubled the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress. With the rise of Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters party, a revolutionary fervor not seen since the death of Chris Hani in 1993 has returned. Blasting Trump as a pathological liar, Malema subsequently warned the U.S. president to “stay out of South African affairs.”Trump’s grandfather, Frederick Trump, made his family fortune “mining miners” in the Yukon Gold Rush. Trump is clearly aware of the history described above. Yet, considered alongside his recent bailout of U.S. agribusiness, Trump has placed his fortunes and political survival on this shared history that binds the white elite in both nations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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