Statoil misses forecasts

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Petrol and convenience-food seller Statoil Fuel & Retail fell short of fourth-quarter profit expectations as motorists in Scandinavia and eastern Europe failed to hit the road with much enthusiasm even as their economies recover.The company’s shares fell 1.7 per cent in early trading after it posted quarterly adjusted earnings of 729m crowns ($125.9m) before income tax, depreciation and amortisation. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com whatsapp Tuesday 8 February 2011 8:21 pmcenter_img Statoil misses forecasts Show Comments ▼ Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Impairment charges lead to widening losses at GVC in 2019

first_img Impairment charges lead to widening losses at GVC in 2019 Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Topics: Finance 5th March 2020 | By contenteditor GVC Holdings has announced a year-on-year increase in loss after tax for 2019, despite also reporting a 2.3 % proforma rise in net gaming revenue during the year. Financecenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GVC Holdings has announced a year-on-year increase in loss after tax for 2019 despite also reporting a 2.3 % rise in proforma net gaming revenue during the year.Proforma revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2019 totalled £3.66bn (€4.24bn/$4.72bn), based on the assumption that the Ladbrokes Coral business was part of GVC for all of 2018. GVC completed its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral in March 2018.Reported net gaming revenue – based on the Ladbrokes Coral business being part of GVC for nine months of 2018 – also totalled £3.66bn, but was up by 22.7% from £2.98bn in the previous year.GVC put the proforma increase primarily down to strong performances by its online, European retail and UK retail over-the-counter operations, but did note that UK retail was impacted by the new £2 maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).Online revenue climbed 13.3% to £2.12bn, despite the comparative period containing a football FIFA World Cup. However, it was gaming that was the main source of online income, with proforma revenue amounting to $1.19bn, up 12.6% on 2018.Online sports betting revenue climbed by 15.7% to £966.5m, but GVC did also report a 37.1% year-on-year drop in proforma B2B net gaming revenue for its online business.For UK retail, net gaming revenue slipped 15.1% to £1.13bn as GVC felt the effect of the new stake restrictions on FOBTs in the UK. As a result, machine revenue was down 28.0% to £561.9m for the year.However, it was not all bad news for the UK retail business as GVC saw sports net gaming revenue climb 3.4% year-on-year to £565.9m, as customers placed more bets over the counter.Looking at European retail and proforma net gaming revenue for the year was up by 4.0% to £289.8m, with GVC seeing growth across several areas of this segment. Sports revenue climbed 3.8% to £218.2m, while other over-the-counter revenue was up 5.0% to £69.3m.GVC did see a decline in machine gaming revenue within its European retail business, with this falling 11.5% year-on-year to £2.3m.In terms of other revenue, this was up 32.6% on a proforma basis to £70.4m, as GVC felt the positive impact of the acquisitions of both contracts for difference trader Sigma and investment dealer Argon in the previous year.Focusing on costs, spending across the business was up by 2.3%, with operating expenses amounting to £1.10bn for the year. GVC said this was driven by the acquisitions of Georgian operator Crystalbet and Australia-facing Neds in the prior year, as well as inflation.GVC did note that this increase was partly offset by the delivery of synergies and savings in UK retail as a result of mitigation of the restrictions on FOBTs.Despite the increase in revenue, GVC saw proforma gross profit decline 1.1% to £2.38bn, while proforma operating profit before tax slipped by 19.7% to £490.1m and underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation fall 10.2% to £678.3m.GVC did not publish its proforma underlying profit before tax, but based on its reported performance, this was up 23.3% year-on-year to £535.8m. However, after charging £710.0m of separately disclosed items, up from £453.5m in 2018, loss after tax amounted to £140.7m, compared to £56.4m in the previous year.Of these separately disclosed items, £376.2m related to non-cash amortisation of acquired intangibles, primarily arising from the acquisitions of Ladbrokes Coral and bwin, as well as £245.0m to a non-cash impairment of the group’s Australian online businessReflecting on the results, GVC’s chief executive Kenneth Alexander said it had been a good first full year since the Ladbrokes Coral acquisition.“We have delivered very strong growth in our online business, including market share gains in all major territories, and good momentum in our European retail business,” Alexander said. “This revenue growth has more than offset the impact on the UK retail business of the £2 restriction on B2 machines stakes.“During the year, we have also continued to clearly demonstrate our leadership in, and commitment to, responsible gambling with a number of decisive actions, not least being the first in our industry to commit to a ten-fold increase in contributions to responsible gambling causes and our call for a total ban on sports-betting television advertising in the UK.“Looking ahead, we are confident that GVC’s broad international footprint, proven track record of acquisition and strong organic growth will continue to present significant opportunities for further expansion.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Life on the Tree House / LAAR

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961700/life-on-the-tree-house-laar Clipboard Engineering:CIE Ingeriería EstructuralCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tamara UribeRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo“Life on the Tree” is envisaged as a young girl’s dreams manifesto whose childhood was spent climbing trees and branches in an old masonry house. Years went by and the context changed, yet the trees and stone walls of those times still remain as witnesses of time, now standing as the main characters and accomplices of that dream.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Carlos QuintalLocated at the heart of Yaxkukul city in Yucatán, “Life on the Tree” is a retreat house specially designed at the exact same lot where the owner’s old family house once was, and which keeps today it’s vestiges. The project itself is conceived as a “solar”, a traditional country mayan house, which considers the open space also known as the patio, as the living universe of its occupants. It consists of a big open space where the remnants of the old house, the old “ramón” tree shadows and the longings of a once little girl, settle a dynamic brief departing of two new shadows: a floating concrete slab and a palm trees’ straw coating.Save this picture!© Carlos QuintalSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Diego LizamaAt the ground level, an open plan layout is accomplished, where nature conducts the orchestra, putting order and consistently transforming the space around the main access. This blue color patio acts as a memoir of the original floor tiling of the house, it´s also enclosed by the masonry walls’ old trace which leads the stair’s blueprint, whose leading appears to be the treetops, yet flowing into a terrace roofed by another five “ramón” treetops.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeSave this picture!© Diego LizamaSave this picture!© Tamara UribeSave this picture!© Diego LizamaThe private area, which provides its name to the project, is serenely suspended as a thick, yet translucent volume between the branches of five existing old “ramón” trees located on the patio, floating above the masonry old wall remnants that used to contain the old family house, creating a heterochronic scenario, as in a dream, where both universes and time coexist in parallel.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeSave this picture!Section D-DSave this picture!© Tamara UribeSave this picture!© Diego LizamaOn the second floor, a translucent space is unveiled, which leads the inhabitant through the wooden lattices and the structural simplicity, creating permeability control from the public spaces to the private ones, which allows to glimpse the outdoor context and turning the house into a viewing platform. The heart of this space is a “ramón” tree, whose only presence transforms the perspective, since it gives its intimacy away, making their pinnacles approachable, creating a symbiotic relationship with the human being since they’re both protagonists that shelter the space.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeSave this picture!© Tamara UribeNatural elements are enhanced, giving a sense of a warm shelter: the green roofs provided by the treetops and the wood cocooning, act together as a filter, since they control the solar beams and also allow constant and natural ventilation, that goes throughout the inhabitable spaces, and a lighting set inside the house that changes in order to the daytime, making it easier to enjoy the natural environment as an essential factor of the ludic experience.Save this picture!© Carlos QuintalProject gallerySee allShow lessAURA Istanbul Saturday Conferences: Ute Schneider (KCAP) “Re-Activate by Adaptive Re…ConferenceWriting Urban History – The Lost CitiesWorkshop Share Architects: LAAR Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Tamara Uribe+ 39Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  Tamara Uribe, Carlos Quintal, Diego Lizama CopyHouses•Mexico Lead Architects: “COPY” Housescenter_img Andrea Cecilia Alcocer Carrillo, Diego Andrés Lizama Azcorra ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961700/life-on-the-tree-house-laar Clipboard “COPY” Area:  2422 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Life on the Tree House / LAARSave this projectSaveLife on the Tree House / LAAR Life on the Tree House / LAAR Mexico 2019 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLAAROfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on May 17, 2021Cite: “Life on the Tree House / LAAR” [Casa en el Árbol / LAAR] 17 May 2021. 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Fundraising Ireland makes new board appointments

first_imgFundraising Ireland makes new board appointments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Management Recruitment / people As well as networking events, Fundraising Ireland runs an annual conference and a number of training courses during the year.www.fundraisingireland.ie Fundraising Ireland, a networking organisation for fundraisers, has made a number of new appointments to its board.Joining the board are Aidan Stacey, Head of Fundraising for the Irish Heart Foundation, Aisling Hurley, Director of Development, Royal College of Surgeons, Molly Morrison, Director of Fundraising for the ISPCC and Mark Carrigan, Brakeley.Existing members of the board are Mary O’Kennedy , O’Kennedy Consulting, Gaby Murphy, Director of Development, Barretstown Gang, Deirdre Garvey, CEO, the Wheel, Niall O’Sullivan, Head of Fund Development, Community Foundation for Ireland, Harvey Duthie, 2into3 and Jill Clarke, Irish Cancer Society. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 19 July 2009 | 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.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Active online fundraisers raise more for their charity, says Blackbaud survey

first_imgan average of £195.03 by adding a video or picturesan average of £206.62 by adding a blog postan average of £317.77 by sending thank you emailsFundraisers that did all three raised an average of £643.04.Rob McAllen, Blackbaud’s product manager, European markets, said: “We’ve clearly seen that fundraisers who engage their supporters regularly raise far more money for their causes than those that don’t.“There can be a reticence about asking people for support, and whilst fundraisers shouldn’t become intrusive with requests, asking does work, especially if done in a way that conveys their passion and shows where people’s donations will help.”Focus on peer-to-peer fundraisingThe analysis was published as Blackbaud launches a new version of its online fundraising platform Heroix, which in other countries is branded Everyday Hero). It is now fully optimised for mobile, and includes peer-to-peer fundraising functions, as well as integrating and managing all fundraising activities. It includes improved teams and groups functionality, and lets charities communicate with fundraisers through their individual fundraising pages.Blackbaud also recently acquired Ireland peer-to-peer fundraising firm MyCharity.McAllen added: “Whilst other online giving platforms have focused on SMS-giving we decided to make the Heroix platform fully optimised for mobile devices, including tablets.“With more than 30 million smartphones in the UK alone, we believe that soon most people’s online activity will be done via their mobile. If people can’t view a website, or interact with a fundraising page because it isn’t mobile optimised, they will soon give up.”www.blackbaud.co.uk 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. Using more of the engagement and update functions on an individual’s online fundraising page will usually raise more funds, according to analysis by software and services firm Blackbaud. It found that individuals who engage with their supporters by blogging, sharing videos, and sending thank you emails via their online fundraising page raise substantially more than those with a basic fundraising page.The company’s research looked at 86,000 online fundraising pages during 2011-12. It included research with 50 charities and interviews with about 100 fundraisers in the UK, USA and Australia.How to raise more with fundraising pagesBlackbaud found that the average amount raised from one of its standard fundraising pages was £176.62. This could be boosted to: Advertisement Tagged with: Blackbaud Technology  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Active online fundraisers raise more for their charity, says Blackbaud survey Howard Lake | 26 March 2013 | Newslast_img read more

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14 corporate partnerships helping good causes around the UK

first_imgDavid Lloyd Clubs & BHFDavid Lloyd Clubs are offering free triathlon training this month to people who want to take part in MySwimRideRun to help raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. The charity is running MySwimRideRun in partnership with David Lloyd Clubs, and non-members who sign up and would like access to a gym to complete the challenge can make use of their gyms every Tuesday and Thursday throughout October. Qlik & Great Ormond Street Hospital CharityQlik has launched a three-year partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity to help fund research into innovative methods of treatment for children with complex diseases. Qlik’s fundraising activities kicked off on Saturday 7th October with GOSH’s flagship annual fun run event – the RBC Race for the Kids 5K run. Taking place for the first time in Hyde Park, Qlik’s sponsorship marks the beginning of its goal to raise £150,000 for the charity over the next three years. As part of the software grant programme, Qlik makes its data analytics solutions available to the charity division of GOSH, and their staff volunteer there using their annual CSR day which Qlik gives all its employees. In addition, Qlik staff have volunteered to work at other GOSH activities while the company is also involving its customers and partners in fundraising activities. Close Brothers Motor Finance & NSPCC & Cancer Research UKClose Brothers Motor Finance employees have raised £31,000 for the NSPCC and Cancer Research UK through a series of charity events. Employees from the business took part in a range of fundraising initiatives, including a mini Olympics between all of Close Brothers Motor Finance’s offices. Close Brothers Motor Finance’s network of dealers got involved with some branches putting their account managers up for auction to wash cars, make drinks and work at a dealership for day. Other fundraising initiatives included a bridge climb (pictured), dress down day, quizzes and silent and branch auctions for dealers and employees. The money raised for NSPCC will go towards its Speak our Safe programme while the money raised for Cancer Research UK will go towards supporting their scientists’ research. 14 corporate partnerships helping good causes around the UK Utility Aid & United ResponseUnited Response has received a donation of £1,000 from its energy broker, Utility Aid. The donation was inspired by United Response CEO, Tim Cooper, completing the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100, cycling 100 miles through the streets of the capital in aid of the charity. The cheque from Utility Aid has brought Tim’s grand total of fundraising over £3,000. Rontec & Young EpilepsyRontec has chosen Young Epilepsy as its charity partner. By becoming a charity partner, Young Epilepsy will benefit from optional 25p donations through Pennies made by drivers and shoppers after every card transaction. This partnership will last for five months, with more than £100,000 expected to be raised. Coca-Cola GB & Keep Britain TidyCoca-Cola GB will be a key partner in Keep Britain Tidy’s 2018 Great British Spring Clean, helping to support a network of litter pickers. Working together, the two hope to inspire volunteers to clean up not only villages, towns and cities but also rivers and beaches, creating a chain of litter picking activity under the banner #Street2Sea. Coca-Cola GB is also supporting the charity’s Centre for Social Innovation research into beach litter and littering behaviour at locations around the country. The research will help develop new solutions to the problem, which can be scaled up around the country, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis61 McGee & BrakeMcGee has raised £13,664 for its Charity of the Year Brake so far this year. This has included runners in the British 10k, a team of cyclists in the London to Brighton challenge, and most recently, a team of over 20 abseiled the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London. McGee has also raised awareness of road safety issues throughout London. In partnership with the Metropolitan Police, they have assisted with a number of ‘Exchanging Places’ events using their own Brake liveried tipper truck. McGee has also visited schools across the city to talk to children about road safety with plans to continue its engagement work with schools including running further lessons during this year’s Road Safety Week which is set to take place 20-26 November. Furley Page & Catching LivesKent law firm Furley Page has raised over £300 for Catching Lives, which supports rough sleepers, the homeless and those vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent. Drinks on the Lawn was the latest fundraiser organised by the team after the Furley Page Foundation – the charitable organisation set up by Furley Page – selected Catching Lives as its charity of the year for 2017. Other fundraisers have so far included ‘dress down’ days and networking events. October has been a good month for corporate partnerships with a real variety of companies offering support to a range of charities in many different ways: from fundraising to volunteering and supporting charity initiatives. Here are 14 that have come to our attention. CALA Homes & Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled AssociationCALA Homes has donated £20,000 to the Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled Association towards a vital indoor riding arena. CALA’s association with Ravelrig RDA goes back as far as 1998 when it assisted the group to move to its present site at Ravelrig Gait and helped to build custom-made stables. In 2012, CALA gifted the land to the charity and obtained planning consent for the indoor arena. Earlier this year, the charity received £1,700 donation from CALA construction staff and contractors following a local golf event.This and main image: (c) Wullie Marr/HPRcenter_img Euromonitor & The Country TrustAs part of its £1million+ commitment to charitable giving in 2017, Euromonitor has announced another round in its quarterly selection of charities. The company is supporting a new group of 19 organisations in 12 different countries to add to the ones already donated to this year. The range of charities supported stretches from domestic violence through to education of vulnerable youth to cancer and mental health charities, and includes its London office’s support of New Horizons Youth Centre in Kings Cross London, Body & Soul in Clerkenwell, and The Country Trust in Chelmsford. Incentive FM Group & Scotty’s Little SoldiersIncentive FM Group has raised £10,125 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers by hosting a charity clay pigeon shoot in London. Incentive FM Group is a corporate sponsor of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, and the shoot brings the total raised by Incentive for Scotty’s so far to £23,272. 14 teams entered the event, including clients, staff and friends of Incentive FM Group. Teams were entered as Regular, Occasional and Novice standards, allowing individuals to compete against people of similar abilities. Dunelm & Home-Start UKDunelm has announced that it has raised £281,162 for family support charity Home-Start UK in the first year of their two-year partnership. The first year of the partnership has seen Home-Start merchandise and special cupcakes being sold in Dunelm’s 170 stores, as well as colleagues from around the business take part in fundraising activities including the London Marathon, abseiling and hiking the Three Peaks. Dunelm has also just completed a week-long charity event which asked colleagues to contribute to a total of 20,000 miles through hiking, running and cycling from 8th to 14th October.  302 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis61 Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation & the Forever Hounds TrustThe Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation, part of Burns Pet Nutrition, has announced that it will support three charities next year: The Forever Hounds Trust, which matches greyhounds and lurchers to happy homes; the UK German Shepherd Rescue, which rescues and rehomes German Shepherd dogs; and Dogs for the Disabled, an Irish charity that trains assistance dogs to assist physically disabled children and adults to carry out a range of practical tasks. The charities will receive free Burns pet food and expert advice from Burns’ team of in-house nutritionists, joint promotional opportunities, and in some cases, financial donations. Paysafe & the Barbarians for Help for HeroesPaysafe has announced partnerships with the inaugural Barbarians (“The Baa-Baas”) women’s rugby team, and the Barbarians men’s team, which is in aid of Help for Heroes. 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.  301 total views,  5 views today Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility fundraising events Fundraising ideas Melanie May | 20 October 2017 | Newslast_img read more

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2.6 Challenge analysis shows creativity & tech vital to keep people fundraising

first_img2.6 Challenge analysis shows creativity & tech vital to keep people fundraising An analysis of The 2.6 Challenge and how charities can learn from it has found that charities need to give supporters more creative freedom if they want to keep people fundraising for them.The whitepaper, co-authored and published yesterday (15 June) by Studio Republic and Funraisin, explores the future of fundraising and uses The 2.6 Challenge – which officially started on 26 April, passed the £10 million mark in early May and has now raised over £11 million for more than 3,000 charities – as an example to illustrate why creativity and new technology are vital for the sector to combat donor fatigue. It looks at the role of partnerships, design, ambassadors, technology and other areas in making The 2.6 Challenge a success.The whitepaper is the first output of a new partnership between Studio Republic, The 2.6 Challenge’s design team, and Funraisin, forged to help guide charities in how to move forward for the future.Keith Williams, Funraisin COO, commented:“Both of our organisations give charities creative freedom in the delivery of their fundraising experiences. Once the dust settles, the new normal will be a hyper-congested market and an economy under immense pressure. Charities will not just be competing as a sector for donations, but will be competing with every other consumer good or service. Charities are the pillar and essential for every corner of the community. The 2.6 Challenge and other campaigns during the pandemic have proved that creativity and technology effectively engage fundraisers. Where the world has paused and redefined what matters, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make the world better.”Fleurie Forbes-Martin, Director of Studio Republic, led creative and marketing for The 2.6 Challenge and added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: fundraising events research  369 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 “Fundraisers have seen and experienced a different, more flexible way of supporting causes close to their heart and they won’t want to revert back to the rigidity of traditional methods. Now it’s up to charities to meet these new fundraiser expectations head-on. The second half of 2020 is an opportune time to invest in the sophistication of planned events and campaigns.”  368 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 16 June 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Corn Growers Joins Broad-Based Coalition for Action on a Federal GMO…

first_img Previous articleSmithfield’s Renewable Energy Commitment TangibleNext articleFebruary Weather Outlook: More of the Same Gary Truitt “GMO technology has fostered a revolution in American agriculture that has benefitted consumers in the United States and around the world. And with global population expected to grow from seven to nine billion by 2050, we will need 70 percent more food production to keep pace. A federal GMO labeling solution will provide a framework for the safe and continued use of technology that is essential to the future of our planet.” By Gary Truitt – Feb 6, 2014 A federal GMO labeling solution is needed that will protect consumers and ensure the safety of food ingredients made through the use of modern agricultural biotechnology: SHARE Coalition Members include: the AACC International/ American Phytopathological Society;  the American Bakers Association; the American Beverage Association; the American Farm Bureau Federation; the American Feed Industry Association; the American Frozen Food Institute; the American Seed Trade Association; the American Soybean Association; the American Sugarbeet Growers Association; the Biotechnology Industry Organization; the Corn Refiners Association; the Council for Responsible Nutrition; the Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association; the Global Cold Chain Alliance; the Grocery Manufacturers Association; the International Dairy Foods Association; the National Association of Manufacturers; the National Association of Wheat Growers; the National Confectioners Association; the National Corn Growers Association; the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives; the National Fisheries Institute; the National Grain & Feed Association; the National Oilseed Processors Association; the National Restaurant Association; the National Turkey Federation; the North American Millers Association; the Snack Food Association; and the U.S. Beet Sugar Ass Corn Growers Joins Broad-Based Coalition for Action on a Federal GMO Labeling Solution Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Growers Joins Broad-Based Coalition for Action on a Federal GMO Labeling… “Foods made with genetically modified ingredients are safe and have a number of important benefits for people and our planet,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. “Our nation’s food safety and labeling laws should not be set by political campaigns or state and local legislatures, but by the FDA, the nation’s foremost food safety agency. Eliminate Confusion: Remove the confusion and uncertainty of a 50 state patchwork of GMO safety and labeling laws and affirm the FDA as the nation’s authority for the use and labeling of genetically modified food ingredients.Advance Food Safety: Require the FDA to conduct a safety review of all new GMO traits before they are introduced into commerce. FDA will be empowered to mandate the labeling of GMO food ingredients if the agency determines there is a health, safety or nutrition issue with an ingredient derived from a GMO.Inform Consumers: The FDA will establish federal standards for companies that want to voluntarily label their product for the absence-of or presence-of GMO food ingredients so that consumers clearly understand their choices in the marketplace.Provide Consistency: The FDA will define the term “natural” for its use on food and beverage products so that food and beverage companies and consumers have a consistent legal framework that will guide food labels and inform consumer choice. Facts About GMOsMany of the most influential regulatory agencies and organizations that study the safety of the food supply, including the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, Health Canada, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Academy of Sciences, have found genetically modified food ingredients are safe and there are no negative health effects associated with their use.GM technology adds desirable traits from nature, without introducing anything unnatural or using chemicals, so that food is more plentiful.GM technology is not new. In fact, it has been around for the past 20 years, and today, 70-80 percent of the foods we eat in the United States, both at home and away from home, contain ingredients that have been genetically modified.Ingredients grown using GM technology require fewer pesticides, less water and keep production costs down. In fact, GM technology helps reduce the price of crops used for food, such as corn, soybeans and sugar beets by as much as 15-30 percent.One in eight people among the world’s growing population of seven billion do not have enough to eat, and safe and effective methods of food production, like crops produced through GM technology, can help us feed the hungry and malnourished in developing nations around the world.The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food is dedicated to providing policy makers, media, consumers and all stakeholders with the facts about ingredients grown through GM technology. We are also an advocate for common sense policy solutions that will only further enhance the safety of the GM crops and protect the vital role they play in today’s modern global food supply chain. The coalition is comprised of American farmers and representatives from a diverse group of industry and non-governmental organizations. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter American farmers and representatives from a diverse group of almost thirty industry and non-governmental organizations today announced the formation of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food and urged Congress to quickly seek a federal solution that would establish standards for the safety and labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients. “American families deserve safe, abundant and affordable food,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre. “America’s farmers rely on this proven technology to protect crops from insects, weeds and drought, enabling us to deliver on that promise and to do so through sustainable means. A federal solution on GMO labeling will bolster consumer confidence in the safety of American food by reaffirming the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s role as the nation’s foremost authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.”last_img read more

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Purdue Pesticide Programs Reorganized

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Pesticide Programs Reorganized Previous articleU.K. and U.S. Taking First Steps to Trade DealNext articleNew Master Farmers Know How to Survive Ag’s Tough Times Gary Truitt A reorganization of the Purdue Pesticide Programs (PPP) will enhance outreach to producers, applicators, agribusiness professionals and the general public with a renewed emphasis on educational programming, according to program administrator Fred Whitford.“We’re grateful that Cheri Janssen and Cindy Myers on our team have agreed to take on new responsibilities and excited to welcome Jeff Stouppe as e-learning coordinator,” Whitford said. “These changes are part of our continuing effort to utilize the latest in educational strategies and communication technologies to support Indiana’s critical agricultural industry and help safeguard our crops, fields, wildlife and waterways.”Whitford will continue to write Extension publications and manage outreach activities.As curriculum development specialist, Janssen will be responsible for planning programs and delivering training for initial certification of private and commercial applicators. She will also manage a statewide program to assist farmers in meeting their education requirements for pesticide and fertilizer certification renewal.Myers will be responsible for overseeing more than 32 workshops, conferences and special events each year serving more than 2,000 participants seeking pesticide certification. She also manages PPP’s presence on the web and social media and assists with the Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP), which serves more than 12,000 Indiana producers.Stouppe begins his new position July 24. He brings more than 15 years of experience as an instructional systems designer to the Purdue Pesticide Programs, where he will be responsible for developing and implementing distance learning strategies such as webinars for PPP courses, workshops, publications and manuals.The Purdue Pesticide Programs, administered by Purdue Extension, are responsible for implementation of pesticide education outreach programs directed at pesticide user groups and the general public, coordination of pesticide research and pesticide impact assessment projects between Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and Purdue Extension specialists, and transmitting regulatory information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Indiana State Chemist to the regulated community and other interested parties.For more information about PPP, visit the website at https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/extension/pages/ppp.aspx. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Purdue Pesticide Programs Reorganized SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 25, 2017 last_img read more

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The Xenia Effect in Corn

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 27, 2017 SHARE Matt Hutcheson, CCA Product Manager Seed Consultants, Inc. The Xenia Effect refers to the effect of foreign pollen on kernel characteristics. Cross-pollination occurs in corn because it is a monecious, which means that it has both male (the tassel) and female (the ear) flowers on a single plant. The Xenia effect occurs when pollen from the tassel of one corn variety moves from one field to another, landing on the silks of another variety which fertilizes and produces. The picture above is an example of the Xenia effect, found by SC agronomists this fall. Flint (also known as “Indian” corn) was planted a short distance from a field of hybrid dent corn. Both the flint corn and dent corn were flowering at the same time, allowing the flint corn to pollinate some kernels on the dent ears. The cross-pollination exhibited by the Xenia Effect can influence testing procedures and production of specialty corn crops. The Xenia Effect in Corn Home News Feed The Xenia Effect in Corn Previous articleHarvest Forecast: 4 Days of Dry Weather Followed by Harvest InterruptionNext article 2017-18 National FFA Officer Team Elected at 90th National FFA Convention & Expo Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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