Marriott hotels to spilt in two

first_imgMonday 14 February 2011 9:46 pm Tags: NULL Marriott hotels to spilt in two Share Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrapcenter_img KCS-content Hotel operator Marriott International said yesterday it plans to split into two publicly traded companies by spinning off its timeshare operations into a separate company. It also reported fourth-quarter net income of $173m (£108m), compared with $106m, a year earlier, as a strengthening economy enabled more companies to send employees back out on the road to do business. whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgOlympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Holdings Limited manufactures and sells products for the home restoration, building and construction sectors in Kenya. Products in its range include floor tiles, PVC windows and door frames, cleaning chemicals, adhesives as well as fire prevention equipment and water pumps sold through its subsidiary, Mather & Platt (Kenya) Limited. Kalahari Floor Tiles is a subsidiary company in Botswana and Tjespro (171) Trading Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company in Cape Town. The company also has interests in real estate including Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. Formerly known as Dunlop Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Olympia Capital Holdings Limited in 2004. Established in 1968, the company was founded to manufacture vinyl floor tiles, adhesives and sports equipment. Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

No savings at 50? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares and retire on a passive income

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. No savings at 50? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares and retire on a passive income 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. 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Then, in retirement, I’d collect the dividends to live on passive income.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…PharmaceuticalsThe pharmaceutical sector, in general, is known for its defensive characteristics and companies operating in the industry often generate steady cash flow, which supports shareholder dividends.The FTSE 100’s AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN), with its share price near 7,624p, has a forward-looking dividend yield for 2020 of around 2.8%. And the directors have held the dividend flat for several years, despite the well-publicised problems in the sector relating to patent expiry issues.From 2016 through to 2018, the company’s profits suffered, but since 2019 they’ve been bouncing back. And City analysts following the firm expect earnings to cover the dividend payment more than 1.5 times in 2020. That situation will mark a nice recovery for the firm, and it’s been driven by a vibrant research and development pipeline that has been producing new big-earning products.Once again, the future looks bright for AstraZeneca, in my opinion, and I’d be keen to add some of the shares to my long-term retirement portfolio.Fast-moving consumer goodsCompanies don’t have to sell medicines to reap repetitive business from consumers. Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) is another in London’s lead FTSE 100 index that tends to enjoy strong, dependable cash flow because of customers that return often for more.The firm sells products in the area of hygiene with brands names such as Dettol, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Vanish and Finish. And it also has one foot in the healthcare market with brands such as Gaviscon and Nurofen.Although earnings have been a little weak lately, the cash flow has been standing up well by remaining broadly flat. And the dividends keep on coming for shareholders. I think the company could make a good long-term hold for investors and may return to growth in the future. And chief executive Laxman Narasimhan said in an update last October that he thinks the company has “significant potential” because of its “outstanding” set of brands in structural growth categories. With the shares at 6,250p, the forward-looking dividend yield is running near 2.7% and City analysts following the firm expect earnings to cover the shareholder payment almost twice. Meanwhile, the share price is down from the peak it achieved in the summer of 2017, and I think now could be a good time to add the stock to my long-term portfolio. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: AZN RKT Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Out of focus

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 June 17, 2018 at 9:17 am June 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Yeah, turns out I’m not the greatest when it comes to navigating the rough spots life throws at me. Thankfully however, God doesn’t give up on any of us. With Him with me, there is nothing I can’t overcome. God bless you and yours Chuck! Reply charles towne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Pal, what you describe is a very old human problem! Trying to do it on my own always has gotten me into a pot and the pot doesn’t contain gold… maybe stinky stuff but not gold! It reminds me of the guy that tried to doctor himself: He had a fool for a doctor! The same thing happens when we endeavor to go it on our own spiritually… It just simply don’t work! You are still young and I believe Papa God is whispering in your ear buddy. Chaz The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyWith the kids on summer break, life has slowed down around the Lindsey household and I couldn’t be happier about it.  Not only do the kids have some much-needed rest and fun time, but it also gives me a lot more time in my day by eliminating the taking of children back and forth to school process and opens the opportunity to stay up later and to sleep in… which I am loving.I wouldn’t have thought that having extra time to do nothing would be a bad thing, but as it turns out, it can cause some issues, namely to my daily schedule and sleep pattern which is apparently important when you start getting older.  At 44 years of age, I’m not one to say I’m old but I’m learning that my excitement about staying up later isn’t matched by my ability to accomplish said goal.  I’m also learning that when I do go late into the night, I generally won’t roll out of bed until late in the afternoon which isn’t conducive to having folks in the house that depend on you the way that my parents and youngest daughter do.Another big issue with living all willy-nilly with my time management, and one of the most important, is that I’m finding that I am not praying and communing with God, which never does my soul any good.  When you add to the fact that I’ve been struggling a bit spiritually into the mix, you get me trying to control every aspect of my life which only leads to unnecessary worry and stress.  As I’ve mentioned before, I alone do not function that well in stress except when I feel connected to the Lord, and with that connection not there, I have been spiraling.My wife always says that she finds the most success on days where she’s started with prayer and Bible reading, and I’ve witnessed it.  Maybe getting to sleep a little earlier and starting out with some meditation/prayer time in the mornings will help me to get a bit more centered.It’s been great to have so much free time as of late, and I am certainly not saying that I will keep a strict schedule over the summer, but I am realizing that I’m not getting nearly enough out of my days because of the hours that I’m keeping.  There are some wonderful things ahead in the next few weeks, such as my brother visiting at the end of the month and time in Fort Pierce towards the end of the break. I want to make sure that I have the energy to participate and the awareness to recognize the special moments as they happen.  As of right now, I’m a bit out of focus, but through prayer and rest, that will change. God Bless and have a wonderful week. Don Lindsey Don Lindsey Please enter your comment! June 16, 2018 at 8:20 pm EJ You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Be STILL and Know that I AM GOD. TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleLessons on political polarization from Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech, 160 years laterNext articleClark Gable, Rita Hayworth and the plight of a caregiver… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR That’s my biggest project is letting go and letting God handle the turmoil. He does see all and he is with us all. Thanks for the comment EJ and God bless! June 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Reply 4 COMMENTS Reply last_img read more

Paracas House / Llosa Cortegana

first_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805272/casa-paracas-llosa-cortegana Clipboard CopyHouses•Pisco, Peru Architects: Llosa Cortegana Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Juan Solano Ojasi Collaborator:Angelica PiazzaArchitects In Charge:Patricia Llosa Bueno, Rodolfo Cortegana MorganCity:PiscoCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiText description provided by the architects. South of the bay of Paracas, there is still a neighbourhood that allows to walk along their streets and to maintain a community life. We are able to find there traces of the old houses that generate a domestic scale border in a surrounding silence. Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThis project takes place in the second row from where it tries to focus the view to the bay through an opening on the urban structure between the existing houses. According to this, it is orientated to the north and creates patios that are born from the mass subtraction in the second level which direct the view to the see protecting the interior private spaces from the vehicular flow on front.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiBased on the circumstances of his location and from the disciplinary interpretation of the program and its elements, the form is generated. The architecture of this house is articulated by two different buildings that create two different moments at the same time. The first one articulates the city through its urban scale and gathers all the dormitories and the service areas of the house. This area is developed from elevated patios over the pedestrian scale that allows to open to the north directing our vision to the ocean, keeping a formal and material austerity. The function of this building is to serve and contains the main part of the program. It is crowned by spaces on the third floor that foment the familiar encounter being the only place where two confront directly with the ocean view and the surroundings.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionOn the other hand, a building / a space of shadow confines the social activity of the house in a big independent concrete cover, joined only by a stair which connects the public space with the resting and private areas. This structure gives us shelter and silence. This environment is created by the rough materiality of the cover, with perforations that allow the filtered and punctual entry of zenith lightening which soften the pace from light to shadow. Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe project takes special care of the way it makes contact with the street, from the abstraction of the figure to the relation with the interior of the house across an entrance yard. This patio permits your way into the house passing through a hanged staircase showing a weightlessness, generating a threshold in relation to the street, a patio deconstructed from the light of Paracas. Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiProject gallerySee allShow less14 Shades of Red: Projects to Fall in Love With on Valentine’s DayMiscThom Mayne, Ando, Kuma & Zumthor Contribute Rooms for “House of Architects” Hotel in…Architecture News Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805272/casa-paracas-llosa-cortegana Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLlosa CorteganaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPiscoPeruPublished on February 14, 2017Cite: “Paracas House / Llosa Cortegana” 14 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Paracas海湾住宅 / Llosa Cortegana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 Photographs ArchDaily Area:  647 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015 “COPY” Peru Save this picture!© Juan Solano Ojasi+ 18 Share Paracas House / Llosa Cortegana Paracas House / Llosa CorteganaSave this projectSaveParacas House / Llosa Corteganalast_img read more

G&G House / TAVA Arquitectura y Habitat

first_img Lead Architect: Houses Year:  2019 ArchDaily Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919980/g-and-g-house-tava-arquitectura-y-habitat Clipboard G&G House / TAVA Arquitectura y HabitatSave this projectSaveG&G House / TAVA Arquitectura y Habitat Construction :Matías PanaderoStructural Calculation:Javier MendíaCity:CarilóCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego MedinaRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This project is the result of a participatory process carried out with our clients, whom we worked with from choosing the plot to completing the execution of the house. The clients are a couple that wanted to build a house in Carilo, a quiet place surrounded by forest and beach. The needs of our clients involved some challenges: on one hand, they wanted a house with a strong imprint, elevated from the ground, with geometries marked by unevenness, but at the same time a comfortable and functional house with optimized living environments for their day to day life. On the other hand, it needed to function as a home for the two of them during the year, while being able to host the visit of their large family during the summer.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaThe chosen plot, located in the corner of the intersection of the main avenue of Cariló and a street with less traffic, had very steep slopes of up to 2.5 meters above street level. The adaptability to the terrain turned out to be a fundamental factor in the project. Towards Avenida Divisadero, the house shows a more closed and tall facade, while towards the street Chuna, with the access to the house, it presents a more open facade. The vehicular access is made at the same level as the street. For pedestrians there are a series of platforms with steps framed by trees, making the arrival to the main entrance gradual.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Diego MedinaAs for the distribution, the house has three general levels: the garage and the laundry room, the public sector constituting of a kitchen-dining room and a guest room, and the private level constituting of the main rooms, separated by a gym/study. The layout of the volumes is distributed to create a private courtyard that functions as an expansion of the kitchen and dining room, with the grill, the indoor pool and the hot tub on the highest area of the plot. Inside the house, the private and the public spaces are linked by an overstep of only one meter, allowing easy circulation inside the house. There are practically no corridors, in order to fully optimize the constructed square meters.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaThe main floor works flexibly: the kitchen-dining room is connected to a small living room that can remain open or closed, and be transformed into an independent guest room. The house is oriented in such a way that it receives the sun in the morning in the bedrooms and at sunset in the garden, which guarantees natural lighting throughout the day in its most varied shades of colours that change according to the moment. Save this picture!© Diego MedinaAll the design and creativity in the development of this house were aimed at providing a space for permanent recreation. Achieving this in its entirety materialized, in this way, one of the wishes of this couple: to be able to fully enjoy every corner of the house.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaProject gallerySee allShow lessTLV House / Metropole ArchitectsSelected ProjectsNextOffice Blur the Boundaries of Chartaqi-Inspired ProjectArticles Share Architects: TAVA Arquitectura y Habitat Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects G&G House / TAVA Arquitectura y Habitat Jorge Octavio Barna Ferres CopyAbout this officeTAVA Arquitectura y HabitatOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCariloArgentinaPublished on June 30, 2019Cite: “G&G House / TAVA Arquitectura y Habitat” [Casa G&G / TAVA Arquitectura y Habitat] 30 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save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 Manufacturers: Jacuzzi, Nivel, SBG, Cocinas de Otro Tiempo, Eugenio Aguirre, Fábrica de Luz, VIVERO AGUARIBAY, wellpac CopyHouses•Cariló, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919980/g-and-g-house-tava-arquitectura-y-habitat Clipboard Argentina Save this picture!© Diego Medina+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Sharelast_img read more

Trust in charities up 4% since October, nfpSynergy research shows

first_img  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Melanie May | 9 May 2017 | News Trust in charities up 4% since October, nfpSynergy research shows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 According to nfpSynergy, there is no evidence in its research that increases or decreases in trust in the general public have any impact on levels of giving or volunteering. However, the research does not indicate why trust in charities has risen, with nfpSynergy suggesting that it may be as much to do with events like Brexit and Trump’s election as any actions by the charity sector.  61 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Trust in charities and other public institutions – May 2017 from nfpSynergy Tagged with: Nfpsynergy Research / statistics trust Trust in charities has risen by nearly four per cent since last October, from 60% to 64%, and charities are now the third most trusted public institution after the NHS and the Armed Forces, according to an nfpSynergy survey.Eighteen months ago, the nfpSynergy statistics show, charities were in 12th place behind TV and radio stations. The research saw nfpSynergy survey 1,000 people during February 2017 and reveals that trust in the FRSB – now replaced by the Fundraising Regulator – has more than doubled since 2009: rising from 15% to 35%.67% of women trust charities, compared to 61% of men, while the under 24s currently trust charities more than any other age group at 71%, with the over 65s dropping to 60% trust from 70% in October 2016.72% of charity supporters trust charities, compared to non-supporters at 47% (a 10% rise from 37% last time). 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

Charity leaders unite in letter urging go ahead on lottery law changes

first_imgCharity leaders unite in letter urging go ahead on lottery law changes  188 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Fundraising Lotteries Melanie May | 30 April 2019 | 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. “This letter shows that virtually the entire charity sector will be cheering from the rooftops if Jeremy Wright bring in ministers’ ‘preferred option’ of a £100 million sales limit.“The Government has the chance to unlock millions of pounds of extra funding to transform lives in Britain and beyond at no cost to the taxpayer – a win/win that will benefit everyone.”  189 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 More than 70 charity leaders have sent a joint letter to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, urging him to press ahead with the proposed changes to charity lottery laws.In the joint letter, 73 charity leaders, which include the Chief Executives of the British Red Cross, NSPCC, Marine Conservation Society, War Child, and Crisis, outline their support for the Government proposal, first set out last June, to increase the sales limit for charity lotteries to £100 million per year.In a consultation, ministers said their “preferred option” was to increase the value of tickets each lottery can sell each year from £10 million to £100 million. However, 10 months on and the Government has yet to implement the change. In the letter, the charity leaders write:“The existing £10 million limit is causing excessive bureaucracy, additional administration costs, and in some instances is reducing the funds available to supported charities by significant amounts, which benefits no one.“As Secretary of State with responsibility for charities we hope you find it useful to know that if you go ahead an introduce a new £100 million annual sales limit you will have the support of a large number of leading charities.“Doing so would significantly increase the level of funding available to charities like ours to do vital work – something we can all celebrate together.”Between them, the 73 signatories have received almost £220 million from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, which has been pressing for the reforms, as have other bodies including the Institute of Fundraising, The Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association.The letter follows a report by research consultancy nfpSynergy, which revealed that thousands of local charities have missed out on £45 million over the past two years due to the current caps.It found that a lack of available funds meant three trusts which award grants of up to £20,000 to small and local charities across the UK were forced to turn down 3,740 applications worth £44.9 million which would have qualified for awards in 2017 and 2018 – including from projects to help children with mental health and to tackle loneliness among older people.Clara Govier, Managing Director of People’s Postcode Lottery, said:  Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13last_img read more

TCU students studying in Paris are safe

first_imgThe London Eye ferris wheel is lit up in the colors of the French flag in solidarity with France after the deadly attacks in Paris, in London, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Facebook Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Twitter Spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer France against Germany, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in Saint Denis, outside Paris. Multiple fatal attacks throughout the city have prompted President Francois Hollande to announce he was closing the country’s borders and declaring a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) IMAGE: Good Karma People rest on a bench after being evacuated from the Bataclan theater after a shooting in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed over 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Shoes and bloody shirt lay outside the Bataclan concert hall, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Several attacks were made on Paris Friday Nov. 13. Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ Three teams of militants wearing identical “push-button” suicide vests killed 129 people. Around 352 other victims are reportedly hospitalized and 99 are in critical condition, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.A city under siegeAt around 9:15 p.m. a suicide bomber triggered an explosion at the Stade de France in the north of Paris. In a report from the Wall Street Journal, a security guard at the stadium said the bomber triggered the bomb after he was denied entry.Over the next hour shots were fired at restaurants around the city and at Bataclan, a music venue where American band Eagles of Death Metal played. Reports say shots were fired indiscriminately and around 80 people were held hostage and killed. Video showed people fleeing the theater and several appeared to be critically wounded.“First of the storm”The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attacks. An official statement released in Arabic and French on Saturday from the group said the attacks were designed to show that France would remain a top target as long as the current policies continue, the IS statement said.“Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and guns targeted areas in the heart of the French capital that were specifically chosen in advance: the Stade de France during a match against Germany which that imbecile Francois Hollande was attending; the Bataclan where hundreds of idolaters were together in a party of perversity, as well as other targets,” the statement said.“France and those who follow its path must know that they remain the principal targets of the Islamic State,” the statement added.The group also hinted at the possibility of more attacks.“The smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign,” the statement said, adding that its members “are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys, and this attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn.” People rest on a bench after being evacuated from the Bataclan theater after a shooting in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed over 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) printThe three students studying abroad in Paris this semester are safe.“TCU’s Study Abroad staff has reached out to our students studying abroad and from what we are hearing they are safe,” TCU Associate Director of Strategic Communications Holly Ellman said.On Friday night Paris was under siege in what is becoming called the worst attack the city has seen since World War II. Candles are placed outside the French embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, for the victims in Friday’s attacks in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) A sign in French reads, “I am Paris” next to flowers for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks, in front of the French Embassy, Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks in Paris that killed at least 127 people and said France would remain at the “top of the list” of its targets. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) People hold a France national flag during a demonstration promoted by the NGO Rio de Paz, in solidarity with the victims of the attacks in Paris, in front of Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French officials say several dozen people died Friday night when attackers launched gun attacks at Paris cafes, detonated suicide bombs near France’s national stadium and killed hostages inside a concert hall during a rock show. More than 200 people were injured, dozens critically. . (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Comin’ Up: saying goodbye to the gang life A man carries French national flag as people gather in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, to mourn for the victims killed in Friday’s attacks in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) ReddItcenter_img Beth Griffith People place flowers in front of the French Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, as people gathered with condolences for the victims of Friday’s attacks in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (Finn Frandsen/Polfoto via AP) DENMARK OUT Belgian police guard a street in Brussels on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, where arrests were made linked to the attacks in Paris. Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office spokesman Jean-Pascal Thoreau says the arrests came after a car with Belgian license plates was seen close to the Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday night, one of the places where victims were killed. (AP Photo) BELGIUM OUT All eight attackers known so far died on Friday, seven by detonating suicide belts and one in a shootout with police.Several people suspected to be involved with the attacks have been detained near the border of France and Belgium.Belgium’s Justice Minister Koen Greens said several people have been detained. French media outlets also published unconfirmed reports that three of the attackers came from the Molenbeek neighbourhood in Belgium. Three arrests were made in Belgium, according to the Associated Press.Police have neither confirmed the identities nor nationalities of the attackers. Molins said one of the men involved in the attack on the Bataclan concert hall was French. Syrian and Egyptian passports were found by two suicide bombers killed near the Stade de France.French President Francois Hollande called Friday’s attacks an “act of war.”“What happened yesterday in Paris and Saint-Denis near the Stade de France was an act of war,” Hollande said. “Faced with war, the country has to take appropriate steps. It’s an act of war which was committed by a terrist army – Daesh (IS) – an Islamist army, against France, against the values we uphold throughout the world, against who we are, a free country, which speaks to the whole planet.”Hollande announced three days of national mourning.A world unitedAmericans around the country and students at TCU have shown support for France. Previous articleFSL implements bystander intervention trainingNext articleTCU and Kansas tied 10-10 at half, Boykin hurt Beth Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Victim of a shooting attack is treated on the pavement outside La Belle Equipe restaurant in Paris Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Well over 100 people were killed in Paris on Friday night in a series of shooting, explosions. (Anne Sophie Chaisemartin via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Twitter Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ Flowers and a sheet reading “Liberte’, egalite’, fraternite” are placed on a fountain during a sit in against war in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police on Saturday hunted possible accomplices of eight assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans with a coordinated string of suicide bombings and shootings in France’s deadliest peacetime attacks. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) A woman lights a candle outside the French consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, after the Paris attacks on Friday. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack the Islamic State group without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) Victims of a shooting attack lay on the pavement outside La Belle Equipe restaurant in Paris Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Well over 100 people were killed in Paris on Friday night in a series of shooting, explosions. (Anne Sophie Chaisemartin via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Ripple Effect: TCU professor talks gravitational waves Facebook Beth Griffith is a senior journalism major from Cleburne, Texas. She will commission as a 2LT Military Intelligence officer in the United States Army in May. In her free time, she is authoring a clean eating cook book and enjoys volunteering and boxing. + posts ReddIt Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ With the Brandenburg Gate, illuminated in the French national colors, in the background, people lay down flowers and light candles for the victims killed in the Friday’s attacks in Paris, France, in Berlin, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Severe thunderstorms moving through Fort Worth Facebook has a new feature that allows users to insert the French flag over their profile picture. The hashtag #PrayforParis is trending on Twitter and Instagram. Monumental buildings from the Empire State Building in New York City to the Sydney Opera House in Australia are lighting up blue, white and red.“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy,” Ellman said.last_img read more

“Issue Show Cause Notice To Centre, States On Non-Compliance Of Court’s Earlier Directions On Migrant Issues”: Petitioner Moves SC

first_imgTop Stories”Issue Show Cause Notice To Centre, States On Non-Compliance Of Court’s Earlier Directions On Migrant Issues”: Petitioner Moves SC Sanya Talwar26 May 2020 9:47 AMShare This – xA fresh PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Central Government for complying with the March 31 order.The plea has been filed by Alakh Alok Srivastava, highlighting the order passed in his original plea which directed authorities and police across State lines to take necessary steps ensuring welfare activities for migrant workers. Further, the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA fresh PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Central Government for complying with the March 31 order.The plea has been filed by Alakh Alok Srivastava, highlighting the order passed in his original plea which directed authorities and police across State lines to take necessary steps ensuring welfare activities for migrant workers. Further, the plea contends that the Apex Court had passed another order on April 27 wherein the submission of Solicitor General for taking necessary action was taken on record.The Petitioner mainly seeks the following Prayers;Issue Show Cause Notice to the Respondent Union of India and also to every State Government of India as to why the directions issued by this Hon’ble Court in the Orders dated 31.03.2020 and 27.04.2020 in the captioned PIL bearing WP (C) No.468/2020, were not complied in its letter and spirit, which resulted into deaths, injuries, starvation and miseries of the stranded migrant labourers;Issue appropriate Writ, Order or Direction to the Respondent Union of India and every State Government of India to comply with the Orders dated 31.03.2020 and 27.04.2020 passed by this Hon’ble Court, in the captioned PIL bearing WP (C) No.468/2020, in its letter and spirit;In light of the above, petitioner contends that his “critical suggestions” of issuing directions to District Magistrates to “identify stranded/walking migrant labourers in their respective area was not properly examined”.Moreover, neither was appropriate action taken by the Union of India to take them to relief camps which ultimately led to many deaths due to injury and starvation, states Srivastava.It is stated that the instant plea has been preferred due to various instances of non-compliance of the aforementioned orders by the Respondent(s), i.e. Government of India and State Government.”….the humble Petitioner has preferred the instant Application seeking a direction from this Hon’ble Court to the Respondent Union of India and to the every State Government to ensure strict compliance of the aforesaid Orders dated 31.03.2020 and 27.04.2020 in the captioned WP (C) No.468/2020, in its letter and spirit, as there are multiple instances of non-compliance of the said Orders..” – Excerpt of PleaThe petitioner also emphasises on the pro-activeness of the High Courts across the country in allaying the miseries of migrant workers. In doing so, orders passed by High Courts of Gujarat, Madras, Andhra Pradesh have been averred.The petitioner has also averred the suo motu cognisance taken by the Supreme Court on Tuesday wherein the Court took note of the crisis of migrants “continuing even today”, thereby observing that basic necessities and transport must be provided to them.Further to this, plea contends that even though the Central Government had submitted two detailed status reports before the top court earlier, detailing various measures already taken to combat COVID-19 and to be taken in the future, it is pertinent for the Top Court to monitor these steps.Additionally, the petitioner seeks issuance of show cause notice to all State Governments and Central Government as to why directions issued by the Top Court in its earlier order were not complied in its letter and spirit, “which resulted into deaths, injuries, starvation and miseries of the stranded migrant labourers”.Click Here To Download PetitionSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more