Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgMedview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMed-view Airline Plc is a passenger and cargo air transport service in Nigeria. The airline offers Hajj operations, flight operations, cargo imports and exports, warehousing, ground handling, road feeder service, an inhouse travel agency, procurement, obtaining travel documents, airport protocol services and maintenance and support services. Med-view Airline Plc began its domestic operation in 2012 with two Boeings 737-400 aircraft. The company added a Boeing 737-800 in the same year and plans to add a further two Boeings B737-800 are in the pipeline. Med-view Airline Plc works in partnership with Euro-Atlantic Airways of Lisbon, Portugal in conjunction with a General Sales Agency (GSA) agreement with Saudi Air Cargo; and Pluna Air of Uruguay and Air Atlantic of Iceland. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Medview Airline Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The music that makes Harlequins tick

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS HARLEQUINS WON their first Aviva Premiership title last season, beating Leicester in the final, and they are now going well on both the domestic and European fronts – but what sort of music gets the players fired up for a match? And are there any talented singers in the squad? Here, Quins lock George Robson gives us the low-down on the club’s musical stylings… Champions: Captain Chris Robshaw lifts Harlequins’ first Premiership title center_img TAGS: Harlequins last_img

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Hotshot: Saracens prop Billy Walker

first_imgDo you have any interests outside of rugby?I’m doing a business planning foundation degree with the Open University.RW Verdict: Walker played all England’s age groups and started four of their five matches on the way to the U20 World Cup win. This 6ft 2in, 19st tighthead turns 20 this month and should add to his handful of Saracens games soon. TAGS: Saracens Date of birth 27 September 1996. Country England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tell us about your rugby background…My dad and older brothers played so I wanted to as well and I started when I was about five at Chelmsford rugby club. My dad, Gary, coached my team through all the age groups there.Did you play other sports?Yes, golf, football, cricket and Thai boxing. I played district cricket as a bowler.When did you link up with Sarries?I stayed at Chelmsford until U16s but I was with Saracens Academy from U14s. I played for Essex County from U13s up and Saracens spotted me. I used to go to Hatfield University once a week for training. My mum and dad did a lot of running around for me.When did you first play for England U20?At the 2016 World Championship. I dislocated my big toe just before the Six Nations and had to have surgery because I ruptured the plantar plate. At first the surgeon said I would be out for five months and the World Championship was in four, but after the operation he said I might make it if I did the rehab properly. Credit to the Saracens physios for getting me there. To win the World Championship was a dream come true.What are your aims for the new season?I’m going on loan to Bedford so I hope to have a good season there and hopefully get a shout in the A League and LV= Cup for Saracens. First published in the October 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine. Top prop: Billy Walker on the charge for England U20 at the 2016 World Championship. (Photo: Getty Images) last_img read more

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Review leads to slimmed-down Anglican Communion Office

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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion Office] The staffing structure of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is to be re-organized following a review into the operational priorities of the Anglican Communion Office (ACO). The ACO is the secretariat of the global family of 41 Anglican churches and comprises staff from the Anglican Alliance and the Lambeth Conference Company in addition to the ACC. Today’s announcement concerns only those staff employed by the ACC.The review was commissioned by the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee in May 2020 and was carried out by an independent group drawn from across the regions of the Communion, chaired by Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. That group reported to the Standing Committee in September last year and since then a sub-group of the Standing Committee, chaired by vice chair Canon Margaret Swinson, has been working to develop the proposals, which were announced to staff last week.Read the entire article here. Anglican Consultative Council Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Jan 19, 2021 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Review leads to slimmed-down Anglican Communion Office Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

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Tiny House of Hope Fundraising Event February 20th

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSSherwood’s Tiny HousesTiny House Previous articleThe Errol Shooting – Part FourNext articleMarc Anchel – Apopka High School Teacher of the Year Claire Haslett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom SPONSORED CONTENTBIG things are happening in the world of Tiny Houses right here in Apopka! Tiny Houses are making a BIG difference in the lives of two deserving people—a US Military Veteran, and a survivor of Domestic Violence.A one-day Tiny House of Hope Fundraising Event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Apopka UCF Incubator.  Whether you’re a Tiny House Enthusiast, a Prepper, Down-sizer, Global Trekker, Caregiver or just plain curious about Tiny Houses, this event is pure delight!Attend this free fundraising event and watch carpenters build a Tiny House in just ONE DAY!  Manufactured by  Sherwood’s Tiny Houses, an Apopka UCF Business Incubator client and NOAH Certified builder.  This is also your opportunity to tour 3 Tiny House models, attend Tiny House workshops, and take part in a Silent Art Auction.The National Organization for Alternative Housing, Inc. (NOAH) has a program to provide Tiny Houses of Hope to deserving individuals who are homeless and in need of a hand-up while on their path to restoration. NOAH is a 501(c)(3) charity and trade association for the Tiny House on Wheels industry; setting the standard for safety and quality in the manufacturing of Tiny Houses on Wheels, in the United States.The goal is to fund the build of (at least) two Tiny Houses of Hope. The recipient for one home has been determined, but nominations for a US Military Veteran are still being considered. Nominate a deserving veteran here.Silent Art Auction 9 am – 4 pmThere will be a variety of art pieces ranging in value from $10 – $1,000’s, from known and unknown artists, several from Central Florida. Pre-register online or in-person to participate in the auction.Tiny House Workshops10 am: Living Big in Small Spaces11 am: Lands-Loans-Laws1 pm: Sustainable Off-Grid Living2 pm: Tool-Time Demonstration3 pm: Design-Construction-CertificationSeating is limited to 40 guests per workshop. Online pre-registration: $10/workshop or $39/all. At the door: (cash/credit only) $15/workshop or $69/all.There is no cost to attend this event, although donations will be greatly appreciated. If you cannot attend but you would still like to support this cause, please visit the Tiny House of Hope secure giving site here: Tiny House of Hope Donations.What:               One-day Tiny House of Hope Fundraising EventWhen:              Saturday, February 20, 2016   9 am – 5 pmWhere:            UCF Business Incubator—Apopka                           325 S. McGee Ave., Apopka, FL 32703Who:                Tiny House of Hope (NOAH)Event Coordinator: Barbara Reilly 407-399-6343 [email protected] Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Embraced House / Pedro Quintela

first_img Year:  Architects: Pedro Quintela – O Espírito do Lugar Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Ricardo Oliveira AlvesPhotographs:  Ricardo Oliveira Alves Exterior Pateo Area:50 m2Terrace Area:35 m2Total Land Area:200 m2Ruin Purchase Price:€ 100,000.00Renewal Price:€ 100,000.00City:AlcabidecheCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The CallingIn the heart of the, south and Atlantic facing, village of Malveira da Serra, in the base of Sintra’s hillside, was where the Artist/Architect Pedro Quintela developed this project.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesFound in ruins this, contained and robust, rural u-shaped home, enclosed a small courtyard used for agricultural purposes.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesIn 2008, following countless visits to the site, that awakened a profound calling in the Architect. He decided to ask a neighbour who owned property. The name and the nearby place where the owners lived were revealed by a neighbour. That same day, the architect went to referred village. In one of its streets, he only came across one person, who, surprisingly, was precisely the person he was seeking!Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe Architect demonstrated his interest in the ruin, he explained the type of interventions he took upon himself and proposed purchasing, the, until then named, “pile of rocks”, the former owners were perplexed by his enthusiasm.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe BeginningThe cleaning phase was crucial for the development of the site. The Architect was always present and followed every step of his team of five workers. The process of meticulously cleaning the ruin, gave the architect, not only, the chance to be acquainted with it more intimately, through the revelation of every nook and cranny, but also the opportunity to discover past relics, that he reintroduced with a new life in the new house. Despite being entirely enthused in the site’s reminiscing elements, only the original stone walls prevailed.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe Architect’s unique way of being in the profession, based on the belief that the success of his built work depends on his utmost availability to personally presence the site’s development in-loco, leads him to move to a neighbouring house. Living in the site’s vicinity (as he did until the works concluded) enables the Architect to integrate and become familiar with the villager’s modus vivendi, and in addition to creating, what he considers, key conditions for nourishing site transformation, that allows detailed harmony to reign as a whole.Save this picture!PlanThe MaterialsIn order to respect and preserve the identity of the original construction, the ruin’s regeneration, not only used local materials, such as pine and granite from Sintra, but furthermore reused the site’s materials ubiquitously. As if rebuilding a puzzle, the Architect used existing materials and used them in new-found purposes in new places.The ProcessWorks spanned during two years, initially with a workforce of five. As finer detailing required higher demand, attention and skillfulness, the number of collaborators was reduced. Working simply with two workers enabled the establishment of an exceptionally special understanding, which instilled discipline and pride in the creation process.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe Work MethodThe architect’s work method is, as he assures us, intuitive. His real clients are the sites themselves. It is with them that he spends most of his time, “hearing them”, carefully. They “speak softly” to him and tell him how they want to be rebuilt. The Architect takes on the role of “spokesman”, thus assumes as core onus knowing how to “listen” and to create in the unique place, what it may, or not, request. If “communication” is established, he moves to practice, by means of sketches, cardboard models and the fundamental and ongoing dialogue with his collaborators, considered vital to guarantee the work fluidity and minimize the scope errors.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesConclusionThough his holistic concept, the Architect worked disorganized energies, using, assimilating and arranging them to form a specific structucture with identity, creating beauty, truth and value. The Architect firmly believes in Architecture as an evolution process (as occurs in nature), which is interconnected in three phases: Adaptation (immediate responses of the place); Transformation (reflection) and Crystallization (Creation). He believes that, only going through this process, can he consider the work to be authentic, thus respecting “The Spirit of the Place.”Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesIn the particular case of this intervention, one may say that the once small, confused and very fragmented “hug shaped house” open its arms to transform itself into the flowing, large, bright, yet cosy space, where everything is sensed to belong…exactly where it is!Project gallerySee allShow lessIT HQ / Morpho StudioSelected Projects13 New Buildings Join the World’s 100 Tallest List in Record-Breaking YearArchitecture News Share Projects “COPY” Embraced House / Pedro QuintelaSave this projectSaveEmbraced House / Pedro Quintela ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/586908/hug-shaped-house-pedro-quintela Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/586908/hug-shaped-house-pedro-quintela Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Alcabideche, Portugal 2011 Area:  130 m² Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Portugal 2011 ArchDaily Photographs Embraced House / Pedro Quintela Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 38 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officePedro Quintela – O Espírito do LugarOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAlcabidecheHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPortugalPublished on January 14, 2015Cite: “Embraced House / Pedro Quintela” 14 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Villa Agava / Driss Kettani

first_imgArchDaily 2016 Villa Agava / Driss Kettani Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Casablanca, Morocco Year:  Manufacturers: Duravit, Kawneer, Astral Intonaco, ZelligeCollaborators:Yassine El Aouni, Rachid El MaataouiLandscaping:Atelier Bertrand HouinStructure:BET RouaneArchitect In Charge:Driss KettaniCity:CasablancaCountry:MoroccoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This house is projected on a north-south oriented plot and features a blind façade on the street while being largely open on the side and the back with the south oriented garden.Save this picture!The plan “silhouette” is the consequence of the urban rules and the need to perfectly fit with the adjoining house on the east.Save this picture!The disadvantageous north orientation on the street and the presence of existing high enclosure walls are here an opportunity to revisit some of the traditional house codes, while maintaining at the same time transparency and spatial fluidity.Save this picture!A chicane entrance, highlighted by a set of black and gray-blue traditional tiles walls emphasizes this duality and reinforces the contrast between privacy and discretion on the street and openness and transparency on the pool and the garden. This principle is affirmed through three landscape sequences, the mineral garden at the entrance, the aquatic sequence on the lateral side and the vegetal garden on the south, which in combination with the enclosure walls reinterpret in a certain way the courtyard. Save this picture!Inside, a wooden panel / chimney acts as a pivot and help preserving the service area privacy while maintaining a fluidity of use. This panel incorporates a screen of wooden slats whose opacity varies according to the angle of view.Save this picture!Save this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!The project tries to play on the notions of privacy and transparency, fluidity and functional considerations and uses a palette of materials both raw and rich in textures and colors which in combination with the vegetal element offers an abstract composition on the street.Save this picture! Product Description.The use of the traditional Moroccan tiles called Zellige emphasizes the chicane entrance and is part of the abstract composition on the street. It also gives a touch of color, vibrant with light, which goes well with the spirit of Casablanca.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessTransforma Art Studios / Pedro Gadanho + CVDB arquitectosSelected ProjectsAdidas Concept Store ‘DAS 107 by kasina’ / URBANTAINERSelected Projects Share Morocco Villa Agava / Driss KettaniSave this projectSaveVilla Agava / Driss Kettani “COPY” Architects: Driss Kettani Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804401/villa-agava-driss-kettani-architecte Clipboard Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804401/villa-agava-driss-kettani-architecte Clipboard Save this picture!+ 23 Share CopyAbout this officeDriss KettaniOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCasablancaMoroccoPublished on February 20, 2017Cite: “Villa Agava / Driss Kettani” 20 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?Agava 别墅 / Driss Kettani Architecte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

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Kintera reports on clients’ success in online fundraising for tsunami appeals

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics Non-profits who found their sites and systems were unable to cope contacted Kintera who responded quickly. Organisations which benefited included World Vision, OneSrilanka Foundation, and Catholic Relief Services.The speed and level of giving was remarkable: in one week, Doctors without Borders received online 623% of the sum it had received online throughout 2004.Kintera gave more detail about one of its clients, the US Fund for UNICEF. In the first week of its tsunami appeal, the non-profit received $16.7 million online, compared to $1.6 million in the year until the disaster. This total included a single $1.1 million Web mail-in donation (in which a donor prints a form from the Web site and posts it in), a gift five times larger than any received in that category, according to Kintera.The US Fund for UNICEF was also pro-active in its fundraising. It sent email appeals to 73,875 subscribers, resulting in $413,284 of donations ($5.59 per email sent). These emails achieved a 25.8% open rate and 6.9% click through rate. During 2004 up to the disaster, the non-profit had sent 646,322 emails with an average click through rate of 4.2% and an open rate of 21.7%.Keynote Systems measured response rates websites during the peak giving times, and reported that US Fund For UNICEF also performed without any fluctuations, even though on one day they processed over $30,000 of transactions.Before the disaster, the average online gift was $113. During the week of the disaster, the average online gift was $148, an increase of 31%.Kintera partnered with UK agency Whitewater last year to bring its services to Europe. 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.center_img US online fundraising provider Kintera has shared details of how it helped its clients respond to the public’s urge to give in response to the Asian tsunami earthquake disaster.During the week from 28 December 2004 to 3 January, seven Kintera clients raised over $50.7 million online and processed 281,092 gifts. The average gift size was $180.40. During peak giving time, Kintera was processing 80,000 online transactions per day.While other non-profits’ websites buckled under the demand from visitors and donors, Kintera says that its infrastucture coped well: independent analysts Keynote Systems measured response rates of websites during the peak giving times, and found that Kintera’s sites performed “without any fluctuations”. Advertisement Kintera reports on clients’ success in online fundraising for tsunami appeals Howard Lake | 11 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

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South Carolina prisoners demand: ‘End prison slavery’

first_imgPrisoners at Lee Correctional make uniforms for all the inmates in the South Carolina state prison system.This is an excerpt from an interview conducted after an April 15 rebellion at Lee Correctional Institution, a South Carolina maximum security prison. Jared Ware spoke with individuals inside Lee, one of whom identified as a member of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, a group of imprisoned human rights advocates who called for the National Prison Strike, Aug. 21 to Sept. 9. Jared Ware: I want to give you an opportunity to talk about change. What changes would you like to see in the prison system? I know some of you are abolitionists, but what can be done for immediate needs in terms of reforms?D: I’m always thinking about it as a dismantling process. I’ve been trying to push that for a while. We call it a dismantling process. And that gives the opportunity for other people to get in with their reform ideas, because I don’t think we can go from one angle all the way to the other angle, like from zero to a hundred. It’s just not going to happen like that. It is not going to play out like that.Nonetheless, some of the things that I feel can actually improve: First and foremost, sentencing. Sentencing reform in the state of South Carolina. It’s not just sentencing reform in the state of South Carolina, it’s actually sentencing reform across the nation. They need to get rid of that Truth-In-Sentencing deal, period.We need an end of dehumanizing conditions, and that means food improvement. We need open yards again, not just enclosed rec yards; we need these open rec yards again, where prisoners can move. We need prisoners to start being treated like humans. We need more rights to our visits. We need education programs. I’m a big one on education programs, in particular Pell Grants. … They need to be brought back to the prison systems again.Not only that, but what the state of South Carolina did as the prison population fell — instead of closing down the maximum security prisons, they closed down the work releases. We need work releases opened back up and expanded.Then we need one last thing: We need pay. We need prisoners to be able to be paid for their labor. If you’re doing general labor, you need to be able to be paid for that labor. … [That] comes [to] ending prison slavery.We need to end prison slavery, which I think is a trigger toward abolitionist work. But nonetheless, we need to end prison slavery to bring back a lot of these prisoners getting paid wages. Those are immediate things that can be improved on.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Plant Fewer Seeds, Get More Yield

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleAdministration Works to Open Ag Trade in CubaNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Plant Fewer Seeds, Get More Yield Plant Fewer Seeds, Get More Yield SHARE Plant Fewer Seeds, Get More YieldIn the Hoosier Ag Today Better Farming video, a Purdue Soybean Specialist discusses how growers can plant fewer soybean seeds and actually get higher yields. Dr. Shawn Casteel’s research has led him to the conclusion that, if growers cut the number of soybean seeds they plant, their yields will remain the same, “We are talking reductions of 20,000, to 50,000 seeds per acre.”It used to be that planting 200,000 seeds per acre was the norm. While soil type, equipment, and disease pressure are factors to consider when choosing a seeding rate, Casteel says growers can make significant reduction in seed use and not impact yield, “We are talking about planting between 125,000 and 175,000 seeds per acre depending on your soil type and equipment. I have talked with some growers this winter who want to cut their seeding rates down to 100,000 or below; and, with the right conditions, they are going to do just fine.”During our Better Farming Video interview, Casteel showed research that proved you can actually increase yields with fewer soybean plants, “I have full field trials with no yield difference from 50,000 plants to 225,000 plants.”Economist Jim Mintert says this is a case where cutting costs can actually increase yields, “These research results suggest you can reduce your per acre seeding costs and not impact yield. That is the kind of win/win situation we don’t get in agriculture very often.” With soybean prices likely to be around the $9 mark, cutting per acre cost while not cutting yields is welcome news for producers.Watch the Better Farming video, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff, on the Hoosier Ag Today You Tube channel. By Gary Truitt – Mar 21, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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