Sir John Bond to chair Xstrata as miner cuts some ties to Glencore

first_img Sir John Bond to chair Xstrata as miner cuts some ties to Glencore Share KCS-content SIR John Bond, one-time chairman of HSBC and outgoing chairman of Vodafone, hopes to extend his stay in the FTSE 100 after agreeing to chair mining group Xstrata. Sir John will join Xstrata’s board as a consultant with immediate effect, ahead of his departure from Vodafone in July.Sir John will eventually replace Willy Strothotte, the Glencore chairman who retires from the Xstrata chair at its AGM on 4 May. The move is something of a surprise for many Xstrata investors, who had assumed that Strothotte would stay on until Glencore, which owns 34 per cent of Xstrata, officially launches its much talked about IPO.But Bond has plenty of ties to China, one of Xstrata’s fastest-growing customers, thanks to some 40 years at HSBC and involvement with the China Development Forum and the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management. He began his career in a Hong Kong branch of HSBC at 21, becoming chief executive in 1993 and chairman in 1998. Some expect Sir John’s tenure at Xstrata to be short. Whether or not Glencore decides to IPO (the firm has never publicly confirmed that a float is imminent), its next move could be a merger with Xstrata to help strengthen its exposure to commodity exploration. There has been speculation that a combined group would ultimately be chaired by Xstrata chief executive Mick Davis, leaving Strothotte outside the top flight and giving Sir John, aged 70, another chance to retire from the boardroom. 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Monday 7 March 2011 8:34 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more


Esports Entertainment expects revenue to reach $13m in 2021

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Esports Finance Sports betting Video gaming Casino & games 10th September 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Video Gamingcenter_img Esports Entertainment expects revenue to reach $13m in 2021 Esports Entertainment Group has forecast revenue of $13.0m (10.0m/€10.9m) for its 2021 fiscal year, the first year in which the esports betting operator will be able to post revenue. The operator had been in what it described as a “development stage” and as such had not realised profitable operations, with recurring losses meaning it had not been able to generate revenue. However, following a number of major strategic milestones in recent months, it has for the first time published organic revenue guidance, covering the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years. Key developments include the operator listing on NASDAQ in April this year, the recent acquisitions of betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment and the assets of Flip Sports, as well as it forming new partnerships with Allied Esports, Dignitas and a New Jersey market access agreement with Twin River Worldwide. Such is the forecast growth of the business that the operator said revenue is set to almost double in FY2021 to approximately $25.0m. This will be driven by the VIE.gg exchange betting platform, which the operator said has a revenue opportunity of $180.0m, based on the business securing 5% of the esports wagering market, which it believes to be worth $3.6bn. Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson also cited the importance of the operator’s ‘three pillar strategy’, which focuses on growth opportunities in certain sectors. It copmrises targeted efforts in esports entertainment through tournaments and leagues, as well as esports wagering in key markets via its VIE.gg platform, and also generating revenue from igaming and traditional sports betting. “Now that we have completed several of the strategic milestones that we laid out in our roadshow, we are well positioned for strong organic revenue growth,” Johnson said. “We additionally intend to aggressively pursue accretive acquisitions within each of the frameworks of our three pillar strategy.” Esports Entertainment Group has forecast revenue of $13.0m (10.0m/€10.9m) for its 2021 fiscal year, the first year in which the esports betting operator will be able to post revenue. Email Addresslast_img read more


Oregon sees handle and revenue dip in February

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Scoreboard 19th March 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Topics: Finance Sports betting A majority of bets were placed pre-match, coming in at 659,054 compared to 346,560 live bets. Regions: US Oregon Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Oregon sees handle and revenue dip in February Read the full story on iGB North America. Oregon’s DraftKings-powered Scoreboard sportsbook has revealed that its turnover and gross gaming revenue (GGR) have both declined compared to January’s figures, but were up compared to last year. In total 27,840 active players, up 22.7% placed bets at an average of $29.43 per player. This comes as the number of overall bets grew 29.6% to 1.0 million. Total stakes grew 41.6% year-on-year to $29.6m in February 2021, while handle was up 75.6% to $2.6m. However, turnover was down 15.0% and GGR was down by 30.6% when compared with January 2021. Email Addresslast_img read more


Cricket Business : England home series against the West-Indies unlikely

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OnlineEngland are meant to play a three-Test series against the West Indies in June, with the opening match at The Oval starting on Jun 4.But England team director Giles told reporters in a conference call on Thursday: “The deadline of May 28 still stands but it’s looking less and less likely that we’re going to be out there in June.“We have to look at alternatives.”Following the visit of the West Indies, England are meant to play home series against Pakistan, Australia and Ireland as well.“We are looking at scenarios where we can push those matches back as far as possible without losing any cricket,” said Giles.“Whether eventually games start falling off the calendar right now we don’t know. “If we can’t get it all, it’s really important we work in partnership with all the other boards to fulfil those fixtures but with a priority on keeping people safe.”Meanwhile the Australia tour of Bangladesh for two test series is also officially postponed. The world of Cricket like other sports is in complete disarray. Global cricket has come to complete standstill since the month of March leading to more than 80 days of international bilateral cricket either being postponed or cancelled due to Covid19.80 days of International cricket already cancelled or postponedMonth of March started with 3 international series in different parts of the world getting cancelled midway of the series. South Africa team had to return from India after the first T20 game in the T20 match series against the Kohli boys. Same was the status with the NewZealand team, which returned from Australia after playing only the first game in the 3 match T20 series. England was in SriLanka to play the 2 test matches covered under the ICC World Test Championships when the tour got called off.Month of April has been complete washout for the cricket world. Being a IPL month, no big internationals bilateral series was slated in the month. But Ireland tour of Zimbabwe for 1 test and 5 T20 games are already cancelled.Month of May / June – More than 55 days of Bilateral cricket is scheduled in the month of May and June and most of them is already cancelled or postponed.ICC FTP March to June, 2020 – Series either cancelled or postponed March 2020 – All Series Cancelled / PostponedSouth Africa tour of India  –      3 ODI (Series Cancelled midway)New Zealand tour of Australia  –  3 T20s (Series Cancelled midway)England tour of Sri Lanka          –  2 Tests (Postponed)April 2020Ireland tour of Zimbabwe           – 1 Test & 5 T20s (Postponed)May 2020Bangladesh tour of Ireland           –  1 Test, 3 ODIs & 3 T20s (Postponed)June 2020West Indies tour of England,        –  3 Tests (Unlikely)New Zealand tour of Ireland         –  3 ODIs & 3 T20s (Cancelled)Australia tour of Zimbabwe           –  3 ODIs (Cancelled)India tour of Sri Lanka                –   3 ODIs & 3 T20sSouth Africa tour of SriLanka          –  3 ODI’s / 3 T20West-Indies tour of Netherlands     –  3 ODI’S Cricket Business : England home series against the West-Indies unlikely Hollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com|SponsoredSponsoredBrake For ItThis NASCAR Wife Turns Heads Everywhere She GoesBrake For It|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket England cricket team chief Ashley Giles has forecast a significant delay to the home series against the West Indies in June should the coronavirus relent sufficiently to allow the three Tests to go ahead.The county championship, comprising four-day matches, was due to start on Sunday but English cricket is shut down until at least May 28, with the expectation of further postponements. WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket Cricket Cricket Previous articleIPL 2020: Former IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla says impossible to start IPL in these conditionsNext articleSports Business : Under pressure from Walt Disney, Dana White call off UFC fights Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter SHARE PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Football Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCO) 2018 Prospectus

first_imgSkyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCO.ng)  2018 prospectus Company ProfileSkyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) is 100% owned by the Sifax Group and incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling Service Provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990. SAHCOL which was formerly known as Skypower Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), before it was privatized and handed over to the Sifax Group on the 23rd of December 2009, was carved out of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited as part of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation’s reform of 1996. SAHCO involves all the actions that take place from the time an aircraft touches down on the tarmac to the time it is airborne. It also ensures that the right assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy and safe manner, deploying the right tools. Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


My 2021 best stocks to buy list: 2 to consider

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I believe the stock market could rally in 2021. With that in mind, here are two stocks from my watchlist for 2021 that I believe can offer good returns.Best stocks to buy now #1FTSE 250 incumbent Tritax Big Box (LSE:BBOX) is my first pick. BBOX is a real estate investment trust (REIT). It invests in and funds pre-let development of logistics facilities and real estate. I like BBOX for 2021 and beyond. Firstly, logistics is a thriving market right now due to the boom in online ordering, e-commerce, and e-fulfilment. Secondly, property stocks have enjoyed an upward boost recently due to vaccine development and a somewhat amicable conclusion to Brexit negotiations.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…BBOX was established and profit-making prior to the pandemic. This is another reason I place it in my best shares to buy category. Its most recent results in October covering the third quarter made for positive reading with high expectations for the fourth quarter and full-year results too.Despite reaching its highest ever price right now, I think Tritax shares are still reasonably priced. After the market crash, shares were trading for just 105p per share. As I write this, I would pay 186p per share, which is a 78% increase. I believe this is an indicator of how well BBOX has navigated the downturn. Best stocks to buy now #2Small-cap growth share Clipper Logistics (LSE:CLG) is my next pick. CLG is a logistics firm that focuses primarily on the retail sector. Its client base includes ASOS, Asda, British American Tobacco, and many more. The changing face of retail has benefitted CLG as many retailers have had to adopt a stronger online presence in the face of the restrictions. Behind the slick websites and applications are the logistics and e-fulfilment services.CLG was profit-making and performing well prior to the pandemic. Since the pandemic, however, CLG’s business has exploded. In August, full-year results until 30 April 2020 made for good reading, with increases in profit and revenue. This was before the long months ahead of restrictions began. A first half-year trading update reported a revenue increase of nearly 30% compared to the same period last year. In the most recent trading update released at the beginning of January, CLG reported increases in revenue in its logistics business of 50% for the months of November and December compared to the same period last year. I believe these positive results will continue in 2021 and beyond.CLG is currently trading at 568p per share. This is an astonishing 320% increase from the market crash low of 135p per share in March. I see its share price increasing further as the retail sector adapts to changing shopping habits amid a global pandemic with restrictions. With some really promising results, an impressive client base, CLG is not far off the top of my best stocks to buy now list for 2021.My verdictI believe 2021 could be a good year for BBOX and CLG. I see the logistics sector continuing to grow exponentially. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. Enter Your Email Address My 2021 best stocks to buy list: 2 to consider Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more


Wilfrido Ramos Orench elegido como obispo provisional de Puerto Rico

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Por el personal de ENS Posted Apr 7, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books House of Bishops, Press Release Service Latin America, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Province IX El Reverendísimo Wilfrido Ramos Orench fue instalado como 0bispo provisional de la Diócesis de Puerto Rico el 28 de marzo en la Universidad Polytécnica de Puerto Rico en Hato Rey.La Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori ha presidido el servicio de instalación de tres horas; el Obispo José Antonio Ramos Orench, obispo jubilado de la Iglesia Episcopal de Costa Rica y el hermano del obispo provisional, predicaron.Los obispos de la IX Provincia asistentes incluyeron el Obispo de Colombia Francisco Duque; Obispo de Honduras Lloyd Allen; Obispo de Venezuela Orlando Guerrero; Obispo de República Dominicana Julio Holguín; el Obispo Luis Fernando Ruiz, asistente del obispo en la República Dominicana; y el Obispo Victor Scantlebury, el obispo provisional de Ecuador Central. El pastor Angel Luis Rivera del Consejo Puertorriqueño de Iglesias, el pastor Enrique Mercado del Sínodo del Caribe de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de América, y el Rdo. Fray Luis Orench de la Iglesia Católica Romana y la Orden de los Frailes Menores también asistieron.Ramos reemplaza al obispo David Alvarez, quien se desempeñó como obispo diocesano de la Diócesis de Puerto Rico desde 1989.Durante la instalación, Ramos recibió una cruz pectoral de Yadira Torres, presidente del Comité Permanente de la diócesis. La cruz,  utilizada por el Obispo James Van Buren en 1901, ha sido entregada a todos los obispos diocesanos, dijo Torres.“Quiero agradecer a todos por su apoyo y sus oraciones. Vamos juntos a escribir una nueva página en la historia de nuestra diócesis”, dijo Ramos durante la instalación.El Comité Permanente de la diócesis pospuso y luego canceló una elección para reemplazar a Alvarez, que llegó a la edad de jubilación el 7 de septiembre de 2013.Los cargos se hicieron en contra de Alvarez en agosto y septiembre del 2013.Se llegó a un acuerdo con respecto a supuestas violaciones de los cánones disciplinarios entre la obispa presidente y Alvarez; como consecuencia del acuerdo pactado, Alvarez fue suspendido de todas las funciones episcopales, hasta 31 de octubre 2014, dijo el Obispo Clay Matthews, obispo de la Iglesia Episcopal para el desarrollo pastoral, en un comunicado emitido por la Oficina de Asuntos Públicos de la Iglesia Episcopal.Alvarez renunció en la fecha de jubilación obligatoria del 1 de noviembre 2013.El acuerdo con Alvarez dice “supuestamente” porque hubo tres denuncias, una de las cuales no podía ser refutada. Alvarez no cumplió con la implementación del Título IV, canon eclesiástico disciplinaria adoptado en 2009, para entrar en afecto en el 2011, dijo Matthews, en una llamada telefónica con ENS.Alvarez disputó los otros dos cargos, pero en lugar de ampliar el proceso de investigación, la obispa presidente y Alvarez establecieron un acuerdo, que no fue disputado, dijo Matthews, quien agregó que las acusaciones no son públicas debido a los requisitos de confidencialidad del Título IV.“En efecto, él está suspendido de todos los ministerios episcopales desde 1 de noviembre de 2013, al 31 de octubre de 2014”, dijo Matthews, quien agregó que el acuerdo no se basa en algo que tiene que ver con la “inmoralidad”.Mientras tanto, la diócesis en la convención (y en consulta con la oficina de la obispa presidente) eligió a Ramos como obispo provisional, “hasta el momento en que estén listos para tener una elección. Y estamos asumiendo que pueden ser en tres años a partir de ahora “, dijo Matthews, quien agregó que hay un cierto desacuerdo en la diócesis con respecto a si una elección se celebre ahora, o si la diócesis debe esperar.Ramos, quien es de Yauco, una ciudad en el suroeste de Puerto Rico, se desempeñó como obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Connecticut del 2000 al 2006. Asimismo, se desempeñó previamente como obispo provisional de la Diócesis de Ecuador Central. El recientemente se desempeñó como representante de las asociaciones mundiales de la Iglesia Episcopal para la IX Provincia. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release People, Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Wilfrido Ramos Orench elegido como obispo provisional de Puerto Rico Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY last_img read more


St Vincent de Paul’s fundraising income down nearly €4 million

first_img Tagged with: Finance Ireland Northern Ireland Research / statistics A drop in fundraising income saw St Vincent de Paul’s (SVP) income fall from just over €82 million in 2013 to just over €78 million last year, according to the charity’s latest accounts.SVP, which operates on an all Ireland basis, experienced a fall in its main voluntary income source, donations, which were €19.5 million in 2014, from €23 million in 2013. SVP’s high profile church collections remained fairly static at €10.3 million. The strength of sterling against the euro realised an income gain of €0.5 million in 2014.Also down was SVP’s legacy income which was €5.3 million last year, against €7.5 million the year before. The accounts note that the receipt of legacies is ‘irregular,’ although the accounts for previous years show that legacies are traditionally an important source of income.Shops income increased by €2.9 million to €23.5 million with the growth attributable to existing and new shops. Government grants last year totalled €2.2 million, from €2.7 million in 2013.The balance of SVP’s income, €9.2 million, was derived from fee income from hostels and resource centres,SVP’s relatively low fundraising costs, €870,000 (€823,000 in 2013), is a reflection of the type of fundraising undertaken by the charity and the extensive voluntary network throughout Ireland. 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 MoreAddThis  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 December 2015 | News St Vincent de Paul’s fundraising income down nearly €4 million Advertisement  39 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more


Syria and the Trump administration

first_imgBrooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 5. Protest against U.S. intervention in Syria marches to Hillary Clinton’s office.Excerpted from a talk by Sara Flounders, co-coordinator of the Hands Off Syria Coalition, to a Dec. 2 coalition meeting in New York.The Hands Off Syria Coalition is part of a continuing effort to develop basic political unity on the massively destructive war in Syria and the way forward. The coalition’s “Urgent Message for peace on the eve of wider war” has now gained thousands of signers. Hundreds of peace and social justice organizations have endorsed its Points of Unity.The statement focuses on the U.S. role: “We raise our voices against the violence of war and the enormous pressure of war propaganda, lies and hidden agendas that are used to justify this war and every past U.S. war. … We commit to working together to help achieve four very basic demands.“An immediate end to the U.S. policy of forced regime change in Syria … including respect for the independence and territorial integrity of Syria.An immediate end to all foreign aggression against Syria. An immediate end to all military, financial, logistical and intelligence support by the U.S., NATO and their regional allies to all foreign mercenaries and extremists in the Middle East region. An immediate end to economic sanctions against Syria.”Maybe the most important point for unity here in the center of imperialism is that “It is not our business to support or oppose President Assad or the Syrian government. Only the Syrian people have the right to decide the legitimacy of their government. The fundamental rights of the Syrian people to independence, national sovereignty and self-determination … include the right of the Syrian government to request and accept military assistance from other countries.”New administration, same systemBig political changes can catch some of us off guard. Hope can lull people into the illusion that a U.S. administration has a secret plan for peace.One month ago, the media were unanimous: Clinton’s electoral victory was a sure thing. All who know Clinton’s criminal role in Syria, Libya and in NATO’s expansion had every reason to be concerned. Donald Trump’s electoral victory came as a big surprise.Now, all the same media pundits, Republicans and Democrats, are telling us that we must give the racist bigot Trump a “chance.”We cannot “give a chance” to a president who says: “I’m the most militaristic person there is,” “I always said, take the oil,” “I love war in a certain way,” “I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,”  and “Why have nuclear weapons if we are not going to use them?”Yet he claims to be a deal maker, willing to talk to Putin and Assad.U.S. wars are not just policy mistakes. A change of face does not change the capitalist system, a system that breeds war, that lives off the profits of conquest and global domination.The United States is an empire in decline.  It is decaying and desperate to hold its global position and profits. It has an enormous military machine.The U.S. policy of regime change has been an all-out effort to inflame sectarian, cultural and religious divisions, arouse fanatical groups and the hatred of one group against another. It has meant arming and unleashing mercenaries and extremists whose only goal is to pull Syria apart and bring down this progressive, secular Arab state.While opposing the war criminal Clinton, we need to remember that for 18 months, Trump rallies focused on using racism; attacks on immigrants, LGBTQ people and Muslims; and the most offensive conduct toward women.Trump’s appointeesMuch publicity was given to Trump’s claims that he does not intend to expand the war in Syria. But we should view with great apprehension the naming of generals, far-right extremists and known fascist forces, including Steve Bannon, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and retired generals Michael Flynn and James Mattis, to key cabinet positions.We need to prepare for ramped-up war at home and abroad.Mattis is a warhawk on Russia, Iran and Syria. From 2010 to 2013 he was at the helm of the military’s Central Command, overseeing all military activity in the Middle East.Every U.S. war is a racist war for domination, not for democracy or human rights.The great frustration of U.S. imperialism is that, even after almost six years of unrelenting war, a majority of Syrians support President Bashar al-Assad. Otherwise, the government would have collapsed.I’ve traveled to Syria twice during these years of war. What made the greatest personal impact was seeing the enormous determination of the people to resist the efforts to pull Syria apart. More than a third of the population is displaced. They flee en masse toward the government and away from the areas under the control of marauding mercenaries.Trump has tweeted about improved relations with Russia. He has also spoken of secret plans to end the war in Syria and of putting boots on the ground to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq.For over two years the U.S., France, Britain, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have bombed Syria, supposedly to attack ISIS. They have hardly scratched ISIS but have destroyed much of Syria’s infrastructure. Saudi Arabia’s role in arming ISIS is hardly a secret.A section of the U.S. ruling class hopes to tempt Russia into a tactical alliance against China or a break with Iran and Syria. This is the basis of Trump’s thin promises of talks and deals with Russia.We need to build a movement based on the forces fighting for change right here in the U.S.: Refuse to align with racists and militarists of either party. Instead, consciously align with the Black Lives Matter movement, the resistance at Standing Rock, with women and LGBTQ people, with immigrants and Muslims.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Does Eating Healthy Mean Staying Hungry?

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, championed by first lady Michelle Obama, has resulted in new school food guidelines that limit student choices in an effort to provide a healthy diet.   The new guidelines “Ensure students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week; substantially increases offerings of whole grain-rich foods; offer fat-free or low-fat milk varieties; limit calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size; and increase the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.”   While the new guidelines have lofty sounding goals, the result is large amounts of food being wasted; many students going hungry; and, in some cases, school performance suffering. SHARE Iowa Congressman Steve King and Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp have introduced the “No Hungry Kids Act” which repeals the USDA rule that created the new standards, prohibits the USDA’s upper caloric limits, and protects the rights of parents to send their children to school with the foods of their choice. Charges Congressman King, “For the first time in history, the USDA has set a calorie limit on school lunches. The goal of the school lunch program was- and is- to insure students receive enough nutrition to be healthy and to learn. The misguided nanny state, as advanced by Michelle Obama’s ‘Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act,’ was interpreted by Secretary Vilsack to be a directive that, because some kids are overweight, he would put every child on a diet. Parent’s know that their kids deserve all of the healthy and nutritious food they want.”  “The goal of the school lunch program is supposed to be feeding children, not filling the trash cans with uneaten food,” said Huelskamp. “The USDA’s new school lunch guidelines are a perfect example of what is wrong with government: misguided inputs, tremendous waste, and unaccomplished goals. Thanks to the Nutrition Nannies at the USDA, America’s children are going hungry at school.” Does Eating Healthy Mean Staying Hungry? By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Teaching students to make good and balanced choices when eating food should start in the classroom, not in the lunchroom.  Actually it should start in the kitchen at home; but, unfortunately, many parents today have abdicated their responsibilities to the public school. So, how about teaching students at an early age about the differences in food and how it works in their bodies?  And, putting recess back in the school day will do more to curb childhood obesity than serving them tofu at lunch. Home Commentary Does Eating Healthy Mean Staying Hungry? Previous articleTime is Running Out of Farm Bill EffortsNext articleAnalyst says End Users Now Supporting Corn and Bean Markets Gary Truitt I don’t remember a lot about 2nd grade, but the one thing I do remember was what happened everyday at 10am: the milk came. Each day our class got to take a milk break and each student was given a carton of milk.  We even got to choose white (whole) milk or chocolate.  Today the more than 32 million students in the US, who consume at least half of their meals at school, cannot get whole milk or chocolate milk. In fact under new guidelines being imposed by the USDA, there is a growing list of food that children cannot get at school. In the interest of forcing children to eat “healthy,”  many are going hungry. The  Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids guidelines base portion sizes on age and on not the actual needs of each student. As a result, some students do not get enough food while other have too much. In addition, the elimination of many meat-based protein foods, especially on the school breakfast menu, is leaving students hungry during the day. According to King, “Reduced carbohydrates and meat portions are leaving children so hungry that by the end of the day, parents meet their children at school with snacks just to get them home or to sports. Moms and dads around Iowa are frustrated with the ‘one size fits all’ program that leaves their kids starving at the end of the day. These kids are simply not getting enough to eat, and they are expected to function throughout a school day and participate in sports and extracurricular activities on empty stomachs. Healthy, active kids need all the nutritious food they want.”  The new “calorie maximums” are broken down in three categories: grades K-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. For a student in the sixth grade, the federal government recommended a lunch of a minimum 785 calories last year. This year, that same sixth-grade student will be fed a maximum of 700 calories. Parents who might want to send extra food with their students are, in some schools, being prevented from doing so.  In one Chicago school, parents who attempted to send snacks with their children were told they could not because those foods were unhealthy. Secretary Vilsack and the USDA have become diet dictators in the nation’s schools.  While obesity is a serious issue, the heavy-handed and nutritionally biased efforts by the USDA and the Obama administration are the wrong approach. By Gary Truitt – Sep 16, 2012 last_img read more