Confidence fell in September

first_img whatsapp Confidence fell in September Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content center_img Share FEARS among consumers of imminent government measures to slash public spending have intensified, prompting confidence to plummet last month and wiping out the gain seen in August, the Nationwide September survey will say today. The headline confidence index slumped nine points to 53, its weakest in more than a year and well below its long-term average of 83. More worryingly, confidence in spending took a sizeable knock last month, with the spending index at its lowest since November 2008 at the height of the financial crisis. Martin Gahbauer, chief economist at Nationwide, said: “It would seem that the pessimistic sentiments of a few months ago have been renewed and this has perhaps been driven by a realisation of the true impact of the cuts announced in the emergency Budget. The government’s impending spending review is likely to have a strong influence on consumer confidence in the coming weeks.”The expectations index fell by 12 points during September to 73 and reversed the previous increase in sentiment. This index has now fallen by 47 points since February.Gahbauer said it would need a significant shift in sentiment to reverse this downward trend.However, consumers expressed a guarded optimism towards the housing market in September, with a very marginal improvement in sentiment. They now expect the value of their home to increase by 0.1 per cent over the next six months. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBrilliant TravelerHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeBrilliant TravelerMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco Relish Tags: NULL Tuesday 12 October 2010 9:18 pmlast_img read more

Botswana Diamonds plc ( HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

Don’t fear the next stock market crash! Here’s how I’d approach the FTSE 100 today

first_img Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Investors are getting jumpy again, anticipating another leg of the stock market crash. Analysts are warning the recovery after the dramatic slump in March has gone too far. They say investors are being too optimistic. The recovery will be slow. The FTSE 100 will crash again.This sudden burst of negativity could deter many from investing in cheap FTSE 100 shares today. I can understand why some are fearful. These are uncertain times. However, holding back now could be a mistake.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…The first thing to say is that nobody knows whether a stock market crash is coming. I don’t care how clever they are, or how big their hedge fund is. There are simply too many variables. Second-guessing market movements is even more hopeless when shares are volatile, like today. Share prices can tear off in any direction, at any moment.Outside forces also play a part. The reason why the FTSE 100 and other global markets bottomed out on 23 March occurred when the US Federal Reserve announced a trillion-dollar stimulus plan that settled investor nerves.A stock market crash cannot be predictedDon’t let fears of another stock market crash deter you from buying cheap FTSE 100 shares today. Yes, they may be cheaper tomorrow, but they could just as easily be more expensive.Some will be nervous about paying in a big lump sum. I would be too. That’s why I would recommend drip-feeding money into this market. Pay in smaller sums of £500, or £1k, whenever you’ve cash to spare.You can take advantage of any dip in the market, to pick up your favourite stocks at a reduced price. If the stock market crashes after you’ve paid in money, don’t panic. With luck, this should only be a short-term ‘paper’ loss. Share prices will recover at some point. If you hold for at least five or 10 years, and ideally far longer, you’ll still end up well ahead.And if markets fall again, your strategy is simple. Buy more shares at the lower price.I’d go hunting for FTSE 100 bargainsDon’t hold off for another stock market crash, hoping for the perfect buying opportunity. You’ll almost certainly never find it. If you do, it’ll be sheer dumb luck. What you can do is take advantage of today’s reduced valuations, to buy FTSE 100 shares at relatively cheap prices.We may get a V-shaped recovery, we may not. Nobody knows that either. All the clever bods at the Bank of England don’t. If you’re investing for retirement over 10, 20, 30 years or more, it doesn’t matter that much. Buying shares today will almost certainly pay off.By the time you retire, today’s stock market crash will be receding from memory. Yet the bargain FTSE 100 companies you buy today will still be working to make you richer. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Don’t fear the next stock market crash! Here’s how I’d approach the FTSE 100 today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 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 Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 Enter Your Email Address 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas 2015 sermon

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Dan Krutz says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release December 26, 2015 at 12:26 pm I appreciated the perspective of how the original characters like Herod and the Shepherds as well as all of us in history and now the the present are defined by our response to Jesus and His birth. Also, the use of apocalypse, revelation or uncovering to describe God’s action and purposes in our world today was helpful to me in finding meaning for this ancient story in the year 2015. Thank you, Archbishop Welby! Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York December 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm Wonderful sermon! Makes me proud to be an Anglican. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (2) Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Dec 25, 2015 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas 2015 sermon Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Archbishop of Canterbury Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Lambeth Palace] Read Archbishop Justin Welby’s Christmas sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.At a Carol service last week I met Mary Berry. She was a delight, and it was a privilege to meet her. The conversation was going so well – I can bluff even when it comes to Bake Off – until the person next to me spoiled it ever so slightly by saying “Justin has never watched a single complete episode of Bake Off.”To give her credit she recovered very well. “Why not?” she asked. And I answered that although the cooking was fascinating to me, I could not stand the moment when people get sent home. They look brave, and hug and all that, but what a blow! In front of millions they are being defined as not quite having made the grade.None of us like being defined by others, but certain things mean that we cannot take part without accepting that the event will define us, even if only as having a soggy bottom on our cake. Participation will define us.In the events of Jesus birth, Herod and the shepherds are defined by their response to Jesus. Today, we are each defined by our response to Jesus. Even more extraordinarily, Christmas defines God. Here is the most startling of claims; this baby, this Jesus, who is God, defines God. God is self-defined as pure love, love celebrated in angel light and seen in human vulnerability, love that is indifferent to status, and that hates injustice, love the news of which is borne on the heavenly songs, but which is seen in poverty and insecurity.What the shepherds glimpsed that silent night outside Bethlehem was an apocalypse, which means an uncovering of God’s final purpose for all the universe.The shepherds were the poorest of the poor, out on cold hillsides day and night. They probably weren’t religious people. They certainly weren’t powerful, influential people. They were the butt of jokes, the object of contempt and the outsiders. They were unlikely to consider themselves on a journey in search of meaning and personal fulfilment.Yet to them the angels flew, not for private experience but for public declaration. They told of a once-for-all event that shifted the entire world, the whole creation. This event wasn’t just to be observed from far off, it was close, inviting, a God-for-them apocalypse, an event in which they are invited to participate. And they did.Today, across the Middle East, close to the area in which the angels announced God’s apocalypse, ISIS and others claim that this is the time of an apocalypse, an unveiling created of their own terrible ideas, one which is igniting a trail of fear, violence, hatred and determined oppression. Confident that these are the last days, using force and indescribable cruelty, they seem to welcome all opposition, certain that the warfare unleashed confirms that these are indeed the end times. They hate difference, whether it is Muslims who think differently, Yazidis or Christians, and because of them the Christians face elimination in the very region in which Christian faith began. This apocalypse is defined by themselves and heralded only by the angel of death.The shepherds see the truth, eternal, unwavering, divine truth, defined not by them, but by God: it was truth for them then, it is truth with us today. Goodness knows what they were expecting, but what they find is a new-born child – tiny, helpless and vulnerable. Yet they bow down in worship. The shepherds get this apocalypse.Herod too gets this apocalypse. He senses that this tiny, helpless, vulnerable, utterly normal child is the ultimate threat to his power and authority. He is right: this child is the ultimate judge of all human power and authority. Having heard about the birth of Jesus, Herod responds in devastating destruction. He tries to annihilate the apocalypse of God. Force meets love, and love has to flee into Egypt and returns to ordinary life and eventually to a cross and an empty tomb, conquering the world. At Christmas we are confronted with God’s form of power, which judges all our forms of power.The powerful, by their response, define themselves. Isaiah addresses that very point in our Old Testament reading. We often skip the middle verses because they are uncomfortable sounds at Christmas. To the people of Israel, Isaiah was pointing to the destruction of their oppressors, to God’s defining judgement on those who brutalise the poor, who set a yoke of oppression. For as the poet-priest Malcolm Guite says,But every Herod dies, and comes alone/to stand before the Lamb upon the throne.To all who have been or are being dehumanised by the tyranny and cruelty of a Herod or an ISIS, a Herod of today, God’s judgement comes as good news, because it promises justice. As Isaiah makes clear, God’s judgement is one piece of a bigger story of salvation – God’s apocalypse of love – which declares, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given”.To all Herods this innocent baby is a threat, a sign of God’s radical reimagining of power – through love.To the shepherds, he is a gift, and an invitation.Herod and the shepherds recognise the significance of this child, yet they respond very differently. We too are defined, by our response to this child. God allows us the freedom to reject him, or, in our own vulnerability, to kneel and worship the child who is given, the true apocalypse, who unveils God.Jesus sets the benchmark for God’s dealing with the tyranny and cruelty of our world, for He is the Prince of Peace. We do not deny tyranny and cruelty, we do not compete with it: rather, we overcome as we allow ourselves to be defined by God’s true unveiling, transformed by His invading love.It is this true apocalypse that we are confronted with at Christmas. It is news of God’s purposes for the world God made and sustains, purposes which are better than we can imagine. This apocalypse, this unveiling, judges every world power, reaches out to every displaced people group, every refugee, every single human heart. It begins with ourselves. Both our means and our ends must meet the standard God sets for us here.The shepherds went and worshipped. Herod sought to kill. Today’s Herods, ISIS and the like around the world in so many faiths, propose false apocalypses. But you and I are called to respond in worship and transforming, world changing obedience, both as individuals, and together, to this revelation of the baby that defines God, for it is our response to Jesus that defines us. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

5 milestones that created the internet, 50 years after the first…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSInternetThe Conversation Previous articleDemings opposes new HUD rule that burdens homeowners and rentersNext articleFEMA reimburses Apopka $1.18 million For Hurricane Irma expenses Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Scott Shackelford, Indiana UniversityFifty years ago, a UCLA computer science professor and his student sent the first message over the predecessor to the internet, a network called ARPANET.The log page showing the connection from UCLA to Stanford Research Institute on Oct. 29, 1969.Charles S. Kline/UCLA Kleinrock Center for Internet Studies/Wikimedia CommonsOn Oct. 29, 1969, Leonard Kleinrock and Charley Kline sent Stanford University researcher Bill Duval a two-letter message: “lo.” The intended message, the full word “login,” was truncated by a computer crash.Much more traffic than that travels through the internet these days, with billions of emails sent and searches conducted daily. As a scholar of how the internet is governed, I know that today’s vast communications web is a result of governments and regulators making choices that collectively built the internet as it is today.Here are five key moments in this journey.Leonard Kleinrock shows the original document logging the very first ARPANET computer communication.1978: Encryption failureEarly internet pioneers, in some ways, were remarkably farsighted. In 1973, a group of high school students reportedly gained access to ARPANET, which was supposed to be a closed network managed by the Pentagon.Computer scientists Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn suggested building encryption into the internet’s core protocols, which would have made it far more difficult for hackers to compromise the system.But the U.S. intelligence community objected though officials didn’t publicly say why. The only reason their intervention is public is that Cerf hinted at it in a 1983 paper he co-authored.As a result, basically, all of today’s internet users have to handle complex passwords and multi-factor authentication systems to ensure secure communications. People with more advanced security needs often use virtual private networks or specialized privacy software like Tor to encrypt their online activity.However, computers may not have had enough processing power to effectively encrypt internet communications. That could have slowed the network, making it less attractive to users – delaying, or even preventing, wider use by researchers and the public.Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn with President George W. Bush at the ceremony where Cerf and Kahn were given the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their contributions to developing the internet.Paul Morse/White House/Wikimedia Commons1983: ‘The internet’ is bornFor the internet to really be a global entity, all kinds of different computers needed to speak the same language to be able to communicate with each other – directly, if possible, rather than slowing things down by using translators.Hundreds of scientists from various governments collaborated to devise what they called the Open Systems Interconnection standard. It was a complex method that critics considered inefficient and difficult to scale across existing networks.Cerf and Kahn, however, proposed another way, called Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. TCP/IP worked more like the regular mail – wrapping up messages in packages and putting the address on the outside. All the computers on the network had to do was pass the message to its destination, where the receiving computer would figure out what to do with the information. It was free for anyone to copy and use on their own computers.TCP/IP – given that it both worked and was free – enabled the rapid, global scaling of the internet. A variety of governments, including the United States, eventually came out in support of OSI but too late to make a difference. TCP/IP made the internet cheaper, more innovative and less tied to official government standards.1996: Online speech regulatedBy 1996, the internet boasted more than 73,000 servers, and 22% of surveyed Americans were going online. What they found there, though, worried some members of Congress and their constituents – particularly the rapidly growing amount of pornography.In response, Congress passed the Communications Decency Act, which sought to regulate indecency and obscenity in cyberspace.The Supreme Court struck down portions of the law on free-speech grounds the next year, but it left in place Section 230, which stated: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”Those 26 words, as various observers have noted, released internet service providers and web-hosting companies from legal responsibility for information their customers posted or shared online. This single sentence provided legal security that allowed the U.S. technology industry to flourish. That protection lets companies feel comfortable creating a consumer-focused internet, filled with grassroots media outlets, bloggers, customer reviews and user-generated content.Critics note that Section 230 also allows social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to operate largely without regulation.1998: US government steps upThe TCP/IP addressing scheme required that every computer or device connected to the internet have its own unique address – which, for computational reasons, was a string of numbers like “”But that’s hard for people to remember – it’s much easier to recall something like “” There had to be a centralized record of which names went with which addresses, so people didn’t get confused, or end up visiting a site they didn’t intend to.For years, Jon Postel held the reins to the internet’s address system.Jon Postel/FlickrOriginally, starting in the late 1960s, that record was kept on a floppy disk by a man named Jon Postel. By 1998, though, he and others were pointing out that such a significant amount of power shouldn’t be held by just one person. That year saw the U.S. Department of Commerce lay out a plan to transition control to a new private nonprofit organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – better known as ICANN – that would manage internet addresses around the world.For nearly 20 years, ICANN did that work under a contract from the Commerce Department, though objections over U.S. government control grew steadily. In 2016, the Commerce Department contract expired, and ICANN’s governance shifted to a board of representatives from more than 100 countries.Other groups that manage key aspects of internet communications have different structures. The Internet Engineering Task Force, for instance, is a voluntary technical organization open to anyone. There are drawbacks to that approach, but it would have lessened both the reality and perception of U.S. control.This 2007 photo shows an Iranian nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, which was apparently the target of the first known cyberweapon to cause physical damage.AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian2010: War comes onlineIn June 2010, cybersecurity researchers revealed the discovery of a sophisticated cyber weapon called Stuxnet, which was designed specifically to target equipment used by Iran’s effort to develop nuclear weapons. It was among the first known digital attacks that actually caused physical damage.Almost a decade later, it’s clear that Stuxnet opened the eyes of governments and other online groups to the possibility of wreaking significant havoc through the internet. These days, nations use cyberattacks with increasing regularity, attacking a range of military and even civilian targets.There’s certainly cause for hope for online peace and community, but these decisions – along with many others – have shaped cyberspace and with it millions of people’s daily lives. Reflecting on those past choices can help inform upcoming decisions – such as how international law should apply to cyberattacks, or whether and how to regulate artificial intelligence.Maybe 50 years from now, events in 2019 will be seen as another key turning point in the development of the internet.Scott Shackelford is an Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance; Cybersecurity Program Chair, at IU-Bloomington, Indiana University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.last_img read more

Getting best results from opt-in forms and free downloads

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 June 2005 | News A more effective way is to verify the email address given, and make it explicit that the link to the download will only be provided in the email the visitor receives upon confirming their subscription.In this way, the individual has an incentive both to register and to provide a genuine email address. Offering a free download such as a screensaver or game in return for the user’s email address is a popular method for organisations keen to build up an email opt-in list. However, it is easy to get this process wrong and end up with lots of giveaways but a poor subscriber list.They key to generating a good quality opt-in email list is to collect accurate information. Too often, when faced with a free download, website visitors give inaccurate or fake email addresses, simply to get hold of the free information.Often, organisations don’t bother to verify the accuracy of the email address, but still allow the visitor to navigate to the next page and thereby gain access to the free download. In this case the organisation will have given something away but for no return: if the email address is fake, the organisation will not be able to communicate again with the visitor. Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: Digital Individual giving  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Getting best results from opt-in forms and free downloadslast_img read more

Motability and RSA win marketing award for home insurance partnership

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 May 2013 | News Tagged with: Affinity Awards corporate  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Global insurer RSA has won the Affinity Marketing award at this year’s Third Sector Business Charity Awards for its Affinity home insurance partnership with Motability.For the past five years, RSA and Motability have worked together to provide insurance designed specifically for its customers and a proportion of every policy sold goes back to the charity.Hazel Gotfraind, Fundraising and Marketing Director said: “We are thrilled to be recognised for our work together with RSA.  This partnership has gone from strength to strength and is on course to reach its £1 million fundraising target this year.” Advertisement The Third Sector Business Charity Awards are now in their fourth year. They recognise the outstanding contribution made by UK businesses to charities. Motability and RSA win marketing award for home insurance partnershiplast_img read more

New Irish charity tax relief details revealed

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The tax refund for donations from all donors regardless of their tax status (PAYE or Self-assessed) will now go to the charity in all cases at a blended rate of 31%.  Charities no longer need to ask donors about their tax affairs and the only reason that a refund claim will be rejected is if the donor has not paid sufficient tax in the relevant year to cover the reclaim or inaccurate details have been supplied.The qualifying donation threshold remains at €250 and must still meet the condition of being given “at arms-length with no strings attached” i.e. there can be no benefit to the donor.The tax relief will now be given at a blended rate of 31% regardless of the rate of tax paid by the donor and this will be on a grossed up basis.An annual limit of €1 million per individual can be relieved under the revised scheme and donations under the scheme are no longer subject to the higher earner restriction because the tax refund goes to the charity in all cases, not to the donor.Further details on the new details are available on the ICTR website and new tax reclaim forms are available from the Revenue Commissioners.There is no change to the corporate tax relief.  Companies continue to treat donations as a normal business expense and there is no upper limit on the amount that can be donated.  89 total views,  1 views today  90 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Following consultation with the Revenue Commissioners, the Irish Charity Tax Reform Group (ICTR) has published details of the changes to charity tax relief which came into operation at the beginning of the year.The operational details were announced by officials from the Charities Unit in the Revenue Commissioners at a briefing session arranged by ICTR last month at which the new forms CHY 3 and 4 were launched.The main points from the revised regulations relating to charity donations are: Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Ireland tax efficient givingcenter_img New Irish charity tax relief details revealed Howard Lake | 30 July 2013 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Leap 10/1/19

first_imgReddIt The Leap 2/4/20 Brittany Kasko Linkedin Twitter Twitter Facebook ReddIt Brittany Kasko The Leap 2/11/20 Previous articleLighter, faster, stronger: How Trevon Moehrig has become a top Big 12 safetyNext articleWhat we’re reading: Verdict in Guyger case, Zuckerberg audio comments leaked Brittany Kasko RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Leap 2/18/20 + posts center_img Brittany Kasko Brittany is the Executive Producer of The Leap for TCU360. She is a journalism major and criminal justice minor from Mansfield, Texas. In her free time, Brittany enjoys exercising and catching up on pop culture. Brittany Kasko Facebook Brittany Kasko printTCU’s unscripted, pop culture talk show about lifestyle updates, gossip conversations, and today’s hot topics. The LEAP 10/22/20 Linkedin The Leap 3/3/20 TCU News Now 8/26/20 TCU News Now 4/24/20last_img read more

Concern about verbal attacks on journalists during Namibian election campaign

first_img November 28, 2019 Concern about verbal attacks on journalists during Namibian election campaign Reports Namibia incumbent President and candidate Hage Geingob goes through voting procedures on November 27, 2019 in Windhoek, Namibia. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Namibia RSF_en After Angula took part in a panel debate on the One Africa TV channel about the so-called “fishrot” scandal – concerning alleged “corruption” in the allocation of Namibia’s fishing quotas the news agency said his participation in this “highly controversial” discussion had compromised its editorial stance and its reputation.This scandal has dominated the campaign for today’s presidential and national election. Fishing is Namibia’s second-largest industry after mining and documents provided by WikiLeaks to the country’s leading daily, The Namibian, and international media outlets indicate that ministers took bribes in exchange for granting access to Namibia fishing grounds.Two ministers have had to resign and one of them has been arrested.Other government officials have reacted by attacking the media. A few days ago, the president’s office issued a statement accusing journalists of trying to “tarnish” the president’s image and waging a disinformation campaign with the aim of swaying voters.Previously, at the start of the month, trade minister Tjekero Tweya likened journalists to “flies” who were “poisoning” the population with false information.“This series of attacks against journalists constitutes a major blow to the image of the country that has Africa’s highest ranking in the World Press Freedom Index,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“By covering corruption, journalists are just doing their job and acting as the allies of good governance. We call on the authorities to put a stop to these verbal attacks, which are undermining Namibian democracy. We also firmly condemn the Namibian Press Agency’s decision to sanction a journalist who just voiced an opinion, one that is moreover well supported by the facts.”President Hage Geingob is seeking another term in yesterday’’s election, in which there are ten other contenders. He is expected succeed despite the “fishrot” scandal’s impact.Namibia is ranked 23rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News NamibiaAfrica Media independence CorruptionFreedom of expression to go further Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a wave of verbal attacks on journalists by government officials in the run-up to yesterday’s elections in Namibia, and the state-owned Namibian Press Agency’s decision to suddenly cancel freelance journalist Vita Angula’s contract after he participated in a TV discussion about corruption. Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News December 8, 2008 Find out more NamibiaAfrica Media independence CorruptionFreedom of expression Letter to information minister about South African journalist held overnight Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more