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first_img Show Comments ▼ London float for Russian internet firm It also owns a 2.38 per cent stake in Facebook and small minority interests in several other Russian and international internet firms. The group said it was keen to cash in on the potential growth offered by the more than 250m Russian speakers worldwide.Chief executive Dmitry Grishin said: “We believe we are well-positioned to benefit from the expected growth of the Russian internet advertising market.” The listing is expected to take place in London Stock Exchange before the end of this year. A Russian internet service provider part-owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov is floating on the London market to raise an estimated $500m-$750m (£314.7m-£472.1m).Usmanov and other investors in Mail.ru Group plan to offer up to 15 per cent of the group’s share capital, giving it a market value of about $5bn, a source close to the deal said.Usmanov owns an undisclosed stake in Mail.ru along with shareholders including South Africa’s Naspers, the company’s management team, Chinese internet group Ten Cent and Goldman Sachs. Usmanov and other investors are understood to be keen to make shares in the company more widely available in a major European financial market such as London.Chairman Yuri Milner said: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone in our company’s development.”Mail.ru is the biggest internet company in high-growth Russian-speaking internet markets, reaching about 70 per cent of Russian internet users per month, and claims to be the world’s seventh biggest internet business, based on page views. The group, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, runs two of the three biggest Russian language online social networking sites as well as instant messaging, email and online gaming services. KCS-content whatsapp Share Tags: NULL More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp Monday 11 October 2010 8:49 pmlast_img read more

first_imgFinance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Treasury tipped to benefit from FOBT stake cut 18th September 2018 | By contenteditor New research predicts consumers will simply switch to other gambling products Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Topics: Finance A new report suggests the cut in the maximum stake for FOBTs could lead to a £100m (€112m/$130m) annual boost for the UK Treasury.While it has been estimated that the change could cost the betting industry more than £8bn, research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) suggests a combination of tax increases and consumer habits will benefit government coffers.The study, commissioned by amusement arcade trade group BACTA, estimates that while machine gaming duty receipts would decline by £287m a year, this would be more than offset by almost £420m of other benefits. CEBR cited a potential rise of Remote Gaming Duty to 20% whilst predicting that many gamblers would switch from FOBTs to other products and estimating that some users would divert their money to other, more productive parts of the economy.A spokesman for the Association of British Bookmakers told the Guardian that the research would do little to comfort the gambling industry and those whose jobs may be at risk.He said: “Recent announcements by major operators reveal the true impact of this decision, that thousands of betting shops will close and there will be thousands of job losses. Betting shops are now focused on the future of their staff, customers and suppliers.”UK bookmakers’ share prices tumbled in April when it was revealed that the government was to accept recommendations for a new £2 stake limit. Shares in William Hill fell by 14% just ahead of the announcement, with Paddy Power Betfair and GVC also well down.Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to reveal the date of the FOBT changes in the budget later this year. There has been criticism of the amount of time it has taken to introduce the cut, although the Treasury has said it wants to give operators time to implement technological changes. At a meeting of a cross-party parliamentary group on FOBTs last week, machine manufacturers told MPs and campaigners that the changes could be made within months.Speaking at the all-party parliamentary group on FOBTs last week, Labour MP Carolyn Harris said: “It is now clear that it is perfectly possible for the games manufactures to implement the £2 stake reduction in the very near future.”A spokesman for the Association of British Bookmakers said: “Recent announcements by major operators reveal the true impact of this decision, that thousands of betting shops will close and there will be thousands of job losses. Betting shops are now focused on the future of their staff, customers and suppliers.”The Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport, which is overseeing the legislation, has estimated that bookmakers stand to lose up to £540m per year between them once the change takes effect. Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – December 26, 2017 Previous articleStar channels may go off air from Reliance Big TVNext articleGautam Thakar appointed Star Sports CEO Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brands Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Indian women cricket team and 52 other stars feature in Nike’s film, narrated by World cup star Megan Rapinoe TAGSGrassroots sports developmentJitendra JoshiSportzconsult SHARE PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views Brands Brands Sports Business : Adidas launches ‘What’s One More’ campaign to celebrate athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics Brands All through 2017, Indian sportspersons from numerous disciplines not only made it to the headlines but also fascinated fans in India and around the world by emerging as victors in the battle of will, guts, resilience and supreme skill.Mirabai Chanu bagged the gold in Weightlifting World Championship. Within four years of launch, Indian Super League has led to the resurgence of football’s popularity in the country. The game in India has received a major boost after India successfully hosted the FIFA U-17 Football World Cup. While the ‘Men in Blue’ continued their dominance in all forms of cricket, the ‘Ladies in Blue’ reached the finale of World Cup only to be beaten by a marginally better team on the D-Day. Sundar Singh Gurjar won the gold medal for India in World Para Athletics Championship. One of the best things to have happened this year was Olympic Medalist and true sports champion Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore taking charge as the Minister for Sports Youth Affairs in the Central Government. Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights WWE adds several matches for tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW Brands Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina appointed as Brand Ambassador for BharatPe Facebook Twitter Adidas to play with more heart and harness the power of the game in new film narrated by athlete and icon, Siya Kolisi Brands IPL 2020 : Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma signs with Oakley eyewear Brands 2017: A great year for Indian Sports and SportzConsult!! Brands Brands Sports BusinessBrands Brands IPL 2021: CSK’s captain MS Dhoni takes stake in start-up whick makes Helicopter Shot Choclates and Beverages by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update AnnouncedNational badminton coach Pullela Gopichand declared 2017 as a great year for Indian Badminton… and why not? Who can forget P V Sindhu’s epic performance in the World Championship Finals in Glasgow? Srikanth became the first Indian to win back to back Super Series titles and achieved an all-time career-high, No 2 BWF Ranking.Recapitulating the year gone by, it can be said with certitude that 2017 was a great year for SportzConsult as well. The versatile sports management and consultant company worked with some of the biggest brands and leagues in the country (Star Sports, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports, Tata Tea, TI Cycles, Nestle Milo, Mattel Hot Wheels, Mattel Scrabble, Axis Bank, Nike, BBC Sports, Golds Gym etc.) Earlier this year, SportzConsult helped Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA set Guinness World Records Title with over three thousand kids participating in the largest basketball lesson.Established in 2003, SportzConsult facilitated playing opportunities for over four million Indians in 2017 (including young kids, youth, adults, and corporate executives). This year, the team won three awards at WOW Asia including a Gold for RF. NBA Jr. program. Applause and accolades continued for the squad at SportzConsult when they received three more Awards at Exchange4Media BW Applause Awards, including a gold for Rajasthan Government’s Women Empowerment Project.Jitendra Joshi, the Co-founder and Director at SportzConsult was conferred with the prestigious Public Relations Council of India’s ‘Entrepreneur of The Year’ award for SportzConsult’s phenomenal contribution towards grassroots sports development in India. SportzConsult’s core competency lies in consulting and connecting the dots – be it connecting the brand managers with their Bull’s Eye TG or be it connecting the dots when it comes to leagues and massive grassroots sports development programs.Speaking to InsideSports, Jitendra Joshi (Jitu) appeared to be visibly euphoric as he proudly stated “We worked with marquee brands and leagues this year and ensured we carry the brands to a different league and made strong brands out of the leagues we handled. We end the year on a high!! SportzConsult bags mandate for venue management operations for Vodafone Premier Badminton League 2017. Today, regarded as India’s No.1 grassroots sports development company, we have been assigned the Delhi and Lucknow chapters for this edition of Vodafone PBL. We believe in creating great sports experiences and therefore preparations are in full swing. The team is excited and geared up.”It was a busy year for SportzConsult on various counts. In January, the company released the first ever White Paper on ‘Experiential Sports Marketing’. The aim was to help brand managers looking to gain a competitive edge by developing a positive brand image among its target audience. In May, “Leaderonomics” a Malaysia-based business magazine which focusses on developing leaders, published Jitu’s article on Sports Parenting titled “Parents kill child’s source of happiness”.Sports Fraternity and key stakeholders valued ‘Our View Point’ on “A Practical Approach towards building A Sporty Nation” and it has been discussed in detail at forums organised by ET NOW, CII, IISM, ISB, India Sports Forum, Indian Football Forum and PRCI.Jitu further emphasized on the fact that SportzConsult is thankful to all those clients who gave it an opportunity to partner with them, broaden the core team’s horizons, learn through these projects, sharpen the focus and enhance the expertise.“We look forward to another exciting year ahead, and wish everyone ‘health, happiness and holistic growth all through 2018’. The new year is synonymous with New Year Resolutions… We don’t have any new resolutions for the year… We will keep working relentlessly towards our credo of making India a sporty nation!!” quipped Joshi who believes strongly in the doctrine of Karma. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Sachin Tendulkar says, ‘spare a thought for Barbers’ in Gillette’s new Campaignlast_img read more

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Postponed: The Olympic logo at the new National Stadium built for the Tokyo Games (Getty Images) The Tokyo Games will take place over the same period as the Test series in South Africa New @Tokyo2020 olympic dates now published. Will be interesting to see if it effects SA team and prep for Tokyo or Lions tour depending on their priority. They had three full springbok caps in Rio squad (De Jongh, Hougaard and Kolbe) plus the then soon to be capped Kwagga Smith.— Ben Ryan (@benjaminryan) March 30, 2020 New Olympic dates clash with Lions tourThe IOC has confirmed that the Tokyo Olympic Games will now take place from Friday 23 July to Sunday 8 August 2021.The Games had been due to take place this summer but were postponed last week because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the Olympics will clash with the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa and specifically the team’s Test series against the world champions.In charge: Warren Gatland is Lions head coach for a third time (Getty Images)Warren Gatland’s side play their first tour match on Saturday 3 July against the Stormers – three weeks before the Olympics starts. However, all three Test matches against the Springboks will take place at the same time as the Olympics is on – 24 and 31 July and 7 August.The fact the events are taking place in different time zones is likely to minimise any clash in broadcast schedules, but there are other issues to consider.One is selection. Any 15s players from South Africa or the home nations who were contemplating switching to sevens for Tokyo 2020 will now have to decide whether they want to play in a Lions series or an Olympics because they won’t be able to do both.On the attack: Cheslin Kolbe breaks in the World Cup final (Getty Images)Mark Bennett and James Davies switched from 15s to sevens to be part of Team GB’s silver medal-winning sevens squad in 2016, for instance, although both would be long shots for Lions 2021 selection.SA Rugby magazine reports that Springboks Cheslin Kolbe and Kwagga Smith were planning to make themselves available for selection for the Blitzboks for the Games, but may now have to rethink things. After all, a Lions tour to South Africa happens only once every 12 years. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There may be supporters who had booked to go to the Olympics and on the Lions tour, too, so they will have to decide which event to experience live.Another issue is sponsors. The Lions is a huge commercial entity but sponsorship deals could be affected now the tour is in competition with the Olympics, particularly as it also overlaps with the rescheduled Euro 2020 football tournament (11 June to 11 July 2021).With three huge events competing for media coverage, it could impact the value of sponsorship deals.The women’s game could be even more affected by the new Olympic dates, where there is far more crossover between sevens and 15s.Fast show: Portia Woodman in action for the Black Ferns Sevens (Getty Images)Keira Bevan, for example, is in the Team GB training squad but is also Wales’ first-choice scrum-half. Portia Woodman was the top try-scorer at RWC 2017 with 13 but is also a star performer for the Black Ferns Sevens.Next year’s World Cup kicks off on 18 September in New Zealand – only a six-week turnaround from the Olympics, which could make it hard for players to compete in both events given the time it can take to adapt between the two codes.Players face some tough decisions over the next year.last_img read more

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here A fresh new take on holiday music… Please enter your name here TAGSBrett EldridgeChristmas AlbumsDolly PartinKacey MusgravesLauren DaiglePentatonix Previous article2016 Apopka Festival of Trees begins tonightNext articleDance by the light of the moon Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR If you are looking for some holiday tunes to listen to while trimming the tree, we’ve got some great suggestions. 2016 is a very good year for new Christmas albums. There are so many new Christmas albums, it was hard to narrow it down to just five, but here you go.1. A Pentatonix Christmas Taking Christmas to a whole new level, the acapella group Pentatonix, who brought us one of our favorite renditions of Dolly Parton’s Jolene, is back with their second Christmas album.  Listen to “God Rest You Merry Gentleman” like you’ve never heard it before. Find it here on iTunes. 2. Behold – Lauren Daigle Award-winning singer/songwriter Lauren Daigle released her first-ever Christmas album titled BEHOLD.  Produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, the style of the holiday album pays homage to the sounds of Lauren’s hometown of New Orleans. Featuring soft jazz renditions of Christmas favorites, BEHOLD includes such classics as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Download it here on iTunes. 3. To Celebrate Christmas – Jennifer NettlesThis project shines with dynamic harmonies with Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel on “Little Drummer Boy and Nettles partnered with Dolly Parton for“Circle Of Love.” Jennifer will also star in the NBC television special based on Dolly’s life this December called “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” a holiday-themed sequel to the rating success “Coat of Many Colors” which airs on November 30. Download it here on iTunes.  See the sneak peek of the upcoming Christmas of Many Colors below.4. A Very Kacey Christmas – Kacey Musgraves It’s Kacey Musgraves first holiday album. Kicking off the release of her Christmas album with a concert at the Ryman in Nashville, fans can expect some tradition but also something new. Musgraves wrote an original song called “A Willie Nice Christmas” featuring Willie Nelson on vocals and guitar. Download it here on iTunes.5. Glow – Brett EldredgeGlow showcases Eldredge’s powerful vocals on timeless Christmas standards and features the special duet with the 2016 GRAMMY winner for Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor. The album also shares its name with an original track he wrote to capture that warm, holiday feeling. Download it here on iTunes.  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Projects ArchDaily Houses “COPY” CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Hofstetten-Flüh, Switzerland Conversion Mill Barn / Beck + Oser Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868549/conversion-mill-barn-beck-plus-oser-architekten Clipboard 2013 Manufacturers: Jakob, Stöcklin Möbel AG, Swiss Krono AGSave this picture!© Börje MüllerText description provided by the architects. The dwelling house is part of the design plan Mühle, which primarily aims to preserve the protected mill and the surroundings of the mill. On the south side the building group will be completed with the replacement building for the burnt-down barn, giving it the necessary spatial and historically justified importance. The result is an attractive place of a pleasant size, usable for various activities. Since the houses on the Sternenbergstrasse, which are also part of the design plan, are at a reasonable distance and clearly distinguished in the architectural formulation, the legibility of the historical ensemble is strengthened. Save this picture!© Börje MüllerThe four duplex apartments are all directly accessible from the mill court. The innovative apartment disposition with controlled spatial overlaps and nestings allows all residents to use the spacious and spatially exciting attic (vertical orientation) and on the ground and upper floor two apartment widths (horizontal orientation). The result is a surprising combination of the advantages of duplex and storey apartments. The half-storey concept allows a precise building placement in the slope and creates exciting spatial sequences. Two apartments are equipped with garden seating, two apartments are enjoying the private outdoor space in form of loggias. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!ElevationThanks to a clever lighting control no openings in the roof were necessary. The external appearance with vertical wooden slats, solid base and tiled roof points to the original use, but converts the theme of the barn in a contemporary form. Sustainability in terms of resource use is given by the careful handling of space and size, as well as the use of raw materials and the equipment with environmentally friendly pellet heating, which is also used for hot water production.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Dobra / Anna ThurowSelected ProjectsHouse in Silverstrand / Millimeter Interior DesignSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868549/conversion-mill-barn-beck-plus-oser-architekten Clipboard Conversion Mill Barn / Beck + Oser ArchitektenSave this projectSaveConversion Mill Barn / Beck + Oser Architektencenter_img Switzerland Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Börje Müller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Architects: Beck + Oser Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Börje Müller+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officeBeck + Oser ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHofstetten-FlühSwitzerlandPublished on May 06, 2017Cite: “Conversion Mill Barn / Beck + Oser Architekten” 05 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore 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 streamlast_img read more

first_imgMajor Northern Ireland philanthropist dies  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 January 2010 | News Advertisement Prominent Northern Ireland industrialist and philanthropist Sir Allen McClay, 80, has died in America where he had gone for medical treatment.Last year Sir Allen set up the McClay Foundation to unite industry and academia. Over a number of years he supported a range of scientific and medial causes.The forerunner of the McClay Foundation, the McClay Trust donated some £20 million to charitable causes, including £10 million to the new Queen’s University Library.Queen’s received significant other support from Mr McClay, with a former Queens chancellor describing him as the most generous supporter of Queens in the university’s history.The McClay Foundation and Sir Allen last year became sole shareholders of the Craigavon-based Almac Group, which has a turnover of £167 million.He is survived by his wife Heather, whom he married in hospital the US in November last year.www.mcclayfoundation.orgcenter_img  83 total views,  1 views today McClay Foundation Tagged with: Ireland Major gift obituary Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgSwap2aMillion aims to raise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 May 2013 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Swap2aMillion aims to raise up to £100,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society by swapping one item for a more valuable one. Founder Dan Dempsey thinks it might take up to around 25 swaps to achieve this over around 180 days.He started with a small silver bar worth about £10 and has already progressed to a Mazda MX-5 sports car via a Mondeo.People can make offers to swap; after Dempsey receives 10 offers he chooses the best one. He aims to move up to items, such as a boat, a larger boat, a house, a house in a more valuable area, and so on, perhaps to several smaller houses. It all depends on what he is offered. Advertisement Familiar idea?If you think you have come across this before, you might be thinking of Kyle McDonald and his One Red Paper Clip idea, which he eventually traded up to a house. This was for his benefit rather than a charity, but Dempsey plans to use it, improve on it and raise funds for charity.Dempsey’s Swap2aMillion model includes incentives: he is offering £10,000 for each person with whom he successfully swaps, plus a sum to be shared between those who successfully promote his initiative. (Disclosure: UK Fundraising has signed up to take part in this). Of course, the sums are payable depending on how much he actually raises. If he doesn’t reach the £1 million sum, he will share the same percentage that he planned, but that would of course involve a smaller amount per person.The site has just secured sponsorship from The Swap Room.UK Fundraising spoke to Dempsey yesterday to find out more. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgPhotography and video competitionThe charity’s annual photography and video competition will run alongside the Humanitarian Award, where young people can submit entries also based on the theme ‘making a difference matters’. Entries will be judged by a panel including experts from Canon with prizes awarded in two age categories, 17 and under, and 18 to 25.Bob Pickles, Director of Public Sector Business Development and Public Affairs at Canon said: Advertisement The British Red Cross is inviting nominations for its Humanitarian Awards 2016, which celebrate the extraordinary things ordinary young people do. The awards, sponsored by Canon, highlight how every day young people are making a huge difference to other people’s lives across the UK.The awards recognise children and young adults who have helped people in their local communities and beyond by giving first aid, befriending vulnerable people, fundraising and campaigning for good causes.This year the theme of the award is ‘making a difference matters’. Nominations are invited for people aged 25 or under, and both individuals and groups of young people are eligible.The four award categories are:fundraisingfirst aidcommunity action; andvolunteeringThere is an award for each category, in addition to an overall winner.  The charity encourages nominations to be accompanied by a photo of video to help bring the story to life. “Following the brilliant entries received for last year’s Humanitarian Awards, we’re excited to see the heroic work that young people have carried out over the last year. We are also pleased to add a new video category to the photography competition and look forward to seeing how this year’s theme is captured through the power of photography and video. Good luck to all this year’s entrants!”Nominations for the 2016 awards are open until 7 August 2016.Winners of the Humanitarian Award and the photography and video competition will be announced at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster on Tuesday 15 November 2016.  152 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 https://vimeo.com/89901390 Tagged with: Awards British Red Cross Red Cross awards to recognise the UK’s most inspiring young people Howard Lake | 13 June 2016 | News  151 total views,  5 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more