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Retail banking helps ease losses at Credit Agricole

first_img Retail banking helps ease losses at Credit Agricole Thursday 24 February 2011 8:52 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp FRENCH bank Credit Agricole posted a smaller-than-feared quarterly loss of €328m (£280.6m) yesterday, having warned that its stake in Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo had suffered a €1.25bn writedown. Operating profit rose to €687m from €41m a year earlier, helped by French retail and falling provisions.The bank’s revenues rose 12 per cent, though costs also rose seven per cent on the previous quarter.The group plans to propose a dividend of €0.45 a share, flat year-on-year after a quarter of “solid business momentum”. Credit Agricole said it would not need to raise capital to meet incoming Basel III rules, after revealing a 0.6 percentage point jump in Tier 1 capital to 10.3 per cent in the fourth quarter. Its core Tier 1 ratio had risen to 8.8 per cent by the end of 2010, thanks in part to a new €5.5bn capital guarantee from its parent banks. KCS-content Share last_img read more

No savings at 50? I’d buy cheap FTSE 250 dividend stocks to retire in comfort

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images While starting to invest for retirement at a young age is highly beneficial, it’s never too late to start aiming to build a nest egg from which to draw a passive income in older age. With the FTSE 250 currently offering a number of income and growth investing opportunities, now could be the right time to start buying high-quality stocks while they trade on low valuations.Certainly, there are risks facing the UK and world economies. But with many stocks currently offering wide margins of safety, there appear to be numerous opportunities for someone aged 50 to start building their retirement savings portfolio.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…Dividend stocksHistorically, the FTSE 100 has been a popular index from which to generate an income. It has often had a higher dividend yield than the FTSE 250, which is still the case today.However, the FTSE 250’s 3% dividend yield doesn’t necessarily paint the full picture when it comes to the index’s income opportunities. Around a quarter of the FTSE 250’s members currently offer a dividend yield that’s in excess of 5%. As such, it’s possible to build a diverse portfolio of stocks that together offer a higher income return than the FTSE 100.With dividends having contributed a large portion of the stock market’s historic total return, focusing your capital on income shares could be a sound idea. They could produce a surprisingly large nest egg that helps to boost your passive income in retirement.Growth potentialWhile risks such as Brexit are likely to continue throughout 2020, the valuations of many FTSE 250 shares suggest investors have factored them in. Many mid-cap shares currently have ratings below their historic averages, which means their risk/reward ratios may be more attractive than they have been in the past.Furthermore, with around half of the FTSE 250’s income being generated outside of the UK, it’s possible to obtain a significant amount of geographic diversity when buying mid-cap shares. This could help to reduce your overall risk, and may enable you to benefit from the fast pace of growth offered by emerging economies such as India and China.Alongside this, the growth prospects for the UK economy may be more positive than some investors are currently pricing in. With high levels of employment, modest inflation and GDP growth expected to be at a similar level in 2020 to what it was in 2019, the prospects for UK shares could be relatively encouraging.CompoundingWhile at age 50 there may not be as much time for compounding to boost your portfolio as there was 10 or 20 years ago, the prospects for the FTSE 250 suggest that it may be possible to build a generous nest egg before retirement. As such, now could be the right time to start buying dividend-paying mid-cap shares. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 19th January, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares No savings at 50? I’d buy cheap FTSE 250 dividend stocks to retire in comfort Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

The Next share price soars almost 10%! Here’s why

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Next share price soars almost 10%! Here’s why “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Given just how gloomy the market has been on anything with a high street presence recently, it’s no surprise that today’s upbeat trading update from FTSE 100 retailer Next (LSE: NXT) has turned heads. Here’s why the shares were up almost 10% in early trading.Next: back in businessDespite having been forced to close its stores as the UK went into lockdown, Next reported today it’s “in a much better position” than where it expected to be back in the spring.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…While full-price sales were down 28% over the three months to 25 July, this result was better than even the best scenario painted in its last trading update in April. Online sales were understandably strong, rising 9%, as shoppers stocked up on casual clothing to wear at home. Elsewhere, Next reported its warehouse picking and despatch capacity had returned to normal levels. The company also benefitted from far fewer returns over the lockdown period as customers, unable to go back to stores, were being more selective with their purchases. So, it’s time to buy?I think there are arguments for and against buying shares in Next right now. One positive is that the company seems as prepared as it can be for whatever happens next.Today, Next provided a set of scenarios on how the business might perform in three different trading environments. These had full-price sales for the full-year down 18%, 26% and 33%.Encouragingly, Next believes the middle scenario (-26%) to be most likely at the current time. This assumes a 33% reduction in sales at its retail stores and a 7% fall in online sales. Should this come to pass, Next predicts pre-tax profits will come in at £195m. This is hardly a disaster relative to what other retailers are facing.Another reason for backing the company now is its financial position. Thanks in part to the suspension of dividends and share buybacks, Next has been able to shore up its cash resources. As a result, net debt at the end of its financial year is expected to “fall significantly” (by between £460m and £650m). This should allow the company to hit the ground running when the coronavirus is finally sent packing.Reasons to steer clearOf course, Next’s management doesn’t know what will happen next better than anyone else. No one can say for sure how long social distancing rules will last. Nor can we predict how shoppers will behave a few months from now. Progress on a vaccine could slow and a significant second wave is possible as we approach the colder, winter months. Should the latter be the case (and another lockdown enforced), even Next’s worst-case scenario (full-price sales falling 33%) may prove optimistic.Aside from this, there’s also the argument that most investors would simply be better off avoiding this and other sectors completely for the time being. Why take on extra risk when there are plenty of safer options elsewhere in the market? Bottom lineNext has long proved itself to be a quality business in a seriously tough sector. Whether this makes it a buy at the current price is, however, still debatable.As always, I’d caution any Foolish investor against throwing every penny they have at a single stock and ensure they’re sufficiently diversified elsewhere before taking a stake. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Image sources: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers | Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 | More on: NXT Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

African, North American bishops claim ‘foundational call as reconcilers’

first_img William Guthrie says: Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ David Chee (Rev. Canon) says: Comments (4) May 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm The Spirit of God, as the spirit of Anglicanism, is manifesting. Hallelujah. Rector Collierville, TN May 31, 2014 at 3:28 pm I am mightily encouraged by the moderate voices of reconciliation among Bishops of the Anglican Communion. It bodes well for our future and is undoubtedly a work of the Holy Spirit in our own day and time, after decades of recrimination on both sides of the divide. May God’s holy name be blessed and praised, great things God is doing in our midst. Let him/her who has eyes to see and ears to hear perceive and understand that God is not quite finished with us as yet. June 10, 2014 at 11:34 am I am too maybe we can beyond these wars and political fights over sexuality that has so damaged these last couple of years and do what christians are suppose too love everyone and bring healing to broken lives. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm I believe that we are to love all those people in the world that we encounter Christians and non Christians and also hold live up to the prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17 “…“that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, …” We are called to seek the truth and as Paul says to use scripture “for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” Truth should be that which unites us . When there are two conflicting view points they can not both be true ,one is true the other is a lie. We should as Jude says “to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” not to conform to the world’s perspective. Michael Ingham ,one of the gathered bishops,was our bishop for 20 years and he had a utter disdain for those who held a orthodox position and called a orthodox church in the diocese a bunch of rednecks. How is the church to have unity when there are those in leadership who deny the basic tenet of the christian faith, virgin birth, deity of Christ ,bodily resurrection, etc. In the end they worship a different Jesus Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joins the fifth meeting of the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue in Coventry, England. Photo: Michael Ingham[Episcopal News Service] Two-dozen bishops from Africa and North America have renewed their pledge to reconciliation in the Anglican Communion and to walking together as a family despite deep cultural and theological differences.The fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue was held May 22-25 in Coventry, England, and for the first time included four African primates, or senior archbishops. Together, the bishops have committed “to consider Christ’s ministry of reconciliation in the world [and] to sharing a journey … into God’s intended future for humankind and all of the creation.”Bishop Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer for the Episcopal Church and one of two Episcopal Church bishops participating in the Coventry gathering, described the consultation as a pivotal moment for bridge-building efforts in the Anglican Communion.“I have come to wonder if the impediment to our communion as we have experienced it is neither justice nor orthodoxy, but pride. As we have come to understand one another as children of God and bishops deeply committed to the Gospel ministry of reconciliation, the wall of pride that has divided us has begun to crumble,” said Sauls.Diocese of Colorado Bishop Rob O’Neill was the other Episcopal Church bishop attending the consultation.Sudanese Bishop Anthony Poggo from the Diocese of Kajo Keji said he has greatly valued being a part of the consultation. “It’s important for us to respect each other and continue to talk with each other as part of one family,” Poggo, who was attending his third consultation, told ENS. “Some of us have taken a different view on various issues within Scripture, but this does not mean we look at the other person as an enemy.”For Poggo, one of the main fruits of the consultation has been “to meet with my brothers and sisters from other parts of the communion, to renew friendships and also to have hope that we are one family although we have different opinions.”In a testimony, released May 29, the bishops recommit to what they identify as their “foundational call as reconcilers” and ask forgiveness for their failures.“We testify first that we find ourselves to be brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. It seems an obvious point, but it has not always been taken for granted. Some have claimed otherwise. It is a deception,” they say.The leaders – from Burundi, Canada, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, United States and Zambia – also commit to understanding one another’s differences, listening more deeply, and learning about each other’s contexts.“We have a lot to witness to a much-divided world,” Archbishop Colin Johnson of the Dioceses of Toronto and of Moosonee in the Anglican Church of Canada, told ENS. “Conversation is powerful as we ‘turn toward’ one another in mutual respect, learn from each other, and in the process of conversation we are converted by the always present third party to the conversation, the Holy Spirit.”The consultation – which has met previously in London (2010), Dar es Salaam (2011), Toronto (2012), and Cape Town (2013) – was created in response to differences concerning human sexuality issues and grew out of an informal gathering at the 2008 Lambeth Conference that Johnson convened.“I was determined that the moderate voices among Anglican bishops needed to be heard,” Johnson told ENS. Those voices, he said, include people who believe that the Anglican Communion is not falling apart and who want “to maintain and indeed deepen the relationships of mutual support and prayer that have been the hallmark of our life together as Anglicans.”The Rev. Canon Isaac Kawuki Mukasa, who served on Johnson’s diocesan staff at the time and who was named in January as Africa relations officer for both the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, organized the first gathering of 11 bishops in London.Since that first meeting, other bishops have been invited to join the consultation to replace retiring members or supplement those who could not attend.Kawuki Mukasa believes that the consultation over the past five years has made a “considerable impact” on communion-wide reconciliation.At the first meeting, “there was a good deal of apprehension on both sides,” Kawuki Mukasa told ENS. But with each successive meeting walls were broken down and the bishops came to realize that “they were actually doing the same kind of mission in different contexts,” he said by telephone from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he is meeting with church partners.Kawuki Mukasa noticed that the questions and engagement between the bishops became more candid. “That truth-telling and honesty began to show there was a great deal of trust building between them, which reflected the kind of friendships that were developing,” he said.Kawuki Mukasa described the Coventry consultation as “a gamechanger.”“It’s not that they are in agreement on the issues that divide them but they are committed to walk together,” he said.Kawuki Mukasa, who was ordained in the Anglican Church of Uganda in 1984, said that many African bishops “are tired of fighting.“They have strong beliefs about human sexuality, but they also feel they were misled by their leaders,” he said, noting their recognition that conservative and breakaway Anglicans “came and occupied provincial offices and tried to lead them into a fight. Many African leaders are beginning to get tired of being used to fight this war.”There is a “great appetite for conciliatory voices,” Kawuki Mukasa said. “We are turning a corner.”Johnson told ENS that the main objective of the consultation is “to listen more than speak, to learn about each others’ missional contexts and to understand one another.“We have discovered that what brings us together is much more central to our beliefs and profound in our calling than what causes division. We have discovered that we are all faithfully trying to live out Christ’s call to be disciples and to be the Church in our local contexts. We have learned from one another and we have developed deepening friendships.”Johnson said that bishops have a responsibility to build bridges across divides, “interpret our local community to the wider church and the wider church to our local church. This group is doing that informally, as a grassroots initiative.”The decision to meet at Coventry Cathedral was described in the testimony as “providential.” Out of the ashes of the former cathedral, destroyed during World War II, grew a ministry of reconciliation, symbolized by the resurrection of a new cathedral built in the 1960s and embodied in the Community of the Cross of Nails housed there.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who has identified reconciliation as his main priority, joined the consultation for a day of prayer, teaching, and conversation. Welby’s presence “had a profound impact on each of us and was an important influence in our subsequent deliberations,” according to the testimony.“We were struck by Archbishop Justin’s own request for prayer. Pray, he said, for the wisdom to know the right way toward reconciliation, for the patience to know when to act, and for courage to act. Finally, we testify to our intention to pray for Archbishop Justin as well as the Anglican Communion, especially for wisdom, patience, and courage. We commit ourselves to each other’s prayers, and yours, as well. Pray, we ask, for wisdom, patience, and courage.”The group also heard presentations on reconciliation efforts from other parts of the Anglican Communion represented by bishops present at the consultation.In their testimony, the bishops recognize that reconciliation is possible only among those willing to be reconciled and commit to “being a Eucharistic community, invoking the Holy Spirit by gathering together as diverse people to be strengthened by prayer, word and sacrament in order to go into the world to witness to the reconciling love and power of God.”The bishops also commit to encouraging similar conversations among others “and deepening our understanding of the cultural influences on the theology that underpins reconciliation.”The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada, said he found the gathering invigorating and illuminating and sensed an “openness and willingness to listen that is rare.”MacDonald, who also participated in the 2013 consultation, said the gathering has helped him to view the Anglican Communion in a different way. “We have a unique, critical and essential role to play in the body of Christ,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt such an urgent need and calling to preserve the blessed vocation that we have in the Anglican Communion.”Although the consultation grew out of theological and cultural differences concerning issues of human sexuality, MacDonald said the conversations were not dominated by that topic. “Certainly those things didn’t disappear and disagreements didn’t disappear. There was a lot of honesty and openness about those. We have profound differences and nobody wanted to paper over that,” he said.But despite those differences, MacDonald said that the consultation provided an important opportunity for deepening fellowship.“We talked about the fact that one of the primary signs of our redemption is our love for other Christians … We came away from this reminded of that, but also with some sense that we do really love one another. Despite our differences there is passion about who we are as brothers and sisters in Christ, but also who we are as people with a very distinct calling.”Johnson says he has grown increasingly hopeful with each encounter. “It is clear to me that the Anglican Communion is full of life and has enormous potential as a witness that unity is not uniformity, that diversity is a gift of the Spirit and does not necessarily lead to division (and is a reflection of God’s own life in Trinity), and that conflicts that arise because of differences can be healed by praying together, conversation, listening, mutual understanding and patience, rather than by separation and dis-enfranchising the other.”Information from the previous consultation meetings, including testimonies and video interviews, is here.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Matthew DaviesPosted May 30, 2014 Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Tony Houghton says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR African, North American bishops claim ‘foundational call as reconcilers’ Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Archbishop of Canterbury Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Fundraising alarm clock app iCukoo lets you donate by sleeping in

first_imgFundraising alarm clock app iCukoo lets you donate by sleeping in How it raises funds1. set the iCukoo alarm on your iPhone or iPad (iCukoo is available on iTunes but an Android version is in the works).2. select the charity you want to support3. decide how much each lie-in is worth: you can choose from 10p to £1.The app will record how many times you opt for the snooze. There is no in-app donation or payment. Instead, when your pledge has added up to £1, you receive a text asking if you want to donate that amount, or let the total build up via more snoozes. The maximum amount is capped at £30 per month per user.Chelsea Apps Factory works with a number of for-profit clients including Waitrose and Ladbrokes, but iCukoo is its first consumer-facing app. Partner Josh Hart said:“Mobile software is now so intrinsic to our lives – we all spend money with apps. This is one of those opportunities where we as consumers can take something we do every day, snoozing, and, using an app, meld it with something we should be doing every day – helping others. And there’s the added benefit that we’ll be snoozing guilt free from now on!”Neil Swan of Starlight commented:“This is a beautifully simple way to help charity and get up in time for breakfast too. We are encouraging all our supporters to download this cute little app and, occasionally, snooze a little to help grant a wish for our seriously and terminally ill children”. Howard Lake | 5 November 2014 | News  64 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: app Digital mobilecenter_img 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 MoreAddThis2 Hitting the snooze button can be a temptation on many mornings, but now an extra few minutes sleeping in can help raise funds for charity, courtesy of fundraising alarm clock app iCukoo from Chelsea Apps Factory.Every time you snooze, you donate a small amount to one of five charities – Maggie’s, the National Literacy Trust, Parkinson’s UK, Prostate Cancer UK, and Starlight. The charities can provide their supporters with a code which, when entered, will ensure that the app sets that charity as the default beneficiary.For example:last_img read more

Men’s tennis wins Big 12 title

first_imgFacebook Men’s tennis dominates Tulsa 7-0 TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake ReddIt ReddIt Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter Linkedin Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Twittercenter_img Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Linkedin TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Previous articleThe Wandering BoutiqueNext articlePop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Men’s tennis continues win streak with wins over No. 14 Ole Miss and No. 8 Stanford Facebook + posts printThe No. 4 TCU men’s tennis team dominated its rival No. 43 Baylor en route to clinching the Horned Frogs’ first ever Big 12 regular season tennis championship.Not a single Horned Frog lost a set in the nine matches played. TCU head coach David Roditi said the victory would hold a place in Horned Frog tennis lore for quite some time.“This is a special accomplishment for our program and for this group of guys,” Roditi said. “We have such a young team and I don’t think they even realize what they just accomplished.”TCU had last won a regular season conference title in 2009, when they took home the Mountain West championship. The four wins in the Big 12 this season for the Frogs is a program record.“I know some of our guys that just graduated realize how hard it is to win this conference in tennis and in any sport,” Roditi said. “This is just such a competitive conference and I am proud of that.”Cameron Norrie and Alex Rybakov set the tone early for the Frogs as they won their doubles match to remain undefeated on the year. Hudson Blake and Reese Stadler won their doubles match as well, and Trevor Johnson and Guillermo Nuñez’s match was tied at 4-4 when the Horned Frogs clinched the overall match.In singles play, Johnson dropped just one game in a 61, 6-0 win over Tyler Stayer. Jerry Lopez dispatched Tommy Podvinsky 6-2, 6-1, and Rybakov sealed the rivalry win and the conference championship for the Frogs with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Max Tchoutakian.“I felt like we competed really well tonight,” Roditi said. “We got out of some moments like being down 0-40 on our serves and we would come back and hold.”“Anytime they were making a run at us, we just dug in deeper and deeper and were able to get out.” TCU will travel to Lubbock to take on No. 9 Texas Tech on Sunday, April 24th to close out the regular season. If the Frogs lose, they’ll share the regular season title with the Red Raiders — if they win, they’ll be alone at the top.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders calls for more tests in Kolomiets death and stresses that enquiry is not over

first_img News News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Organisation February 12, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for more tests in Kolomiets death and stresses that enquiry is not over RSF_en September 7, 2020 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more to go further Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media “It would be premature to conclude he killed himself just because the autopsy could not prove otherwise,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The criminal enquiry is not yet over and we have asked the authorities to do more tests, especially on the clothes he was wearing when he died.”The body of Kolomiets, head of the news agency Ukrainski Novyny, was found hanging from a tree in a forest near Molodechno, in neighbouring Belarus, on 30 October last year. He had vanished on 21 October and police said he had gone the next day to Belarus intending to kill himself.”We have asked Ukrainian prosecutor-general Svyatoslav Piskun to investigate why he left Ukraine, which is still quiet unclear, but have not yet had a reply,” Ménard said.Earlier this month, an enquiry in Belarus by the Ukrainian League of Economic Journalists and the Institute of Mass Information (IMI) found no proof of an attack on Kolomiets but did not rule out that he may have been subjected to psychological pressure to kill himself.Friends and colleagues have rejected the suicide theory and say his death may have been connected with his work and political and economic news put out by the news agency that may have angered powerful people and interests.Kolomiets, 44, founded the agency in 1997 and had a half share in it, with the other half held by the Agency for Humanitarian Technologies headed by Valery Khoroshkovsky, a close associate of President Kuchma. His widow Ludmyla said publicly on 16 December last that her husband had been threatened and harassed in the months before he died. Follow the news on Ukraine Help by sharing this information March 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today for new forensic tests in the death of journalist Mikhailo Kolomiets, found hanging from a tree last October, and said it was still not clear whether he was murdered.French pathologist Jean Rivolet took part in an autopsy in Ukraine from 11 to 13 December last year which failed to rule out the police explanation of suicide, since no traces of violence were found on his body. News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia Newslast_img read more

RSF decries Montenegrin journalist’s 18-month jail sentence

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the 18-month prison sentence that aMontenegro high court imposed today on investigative reporter Jovo Martinovic becauseof his journalistic investigations into arms trafficking, and calls on international bodies not to tolerate thisflagrant violation of the freedom to inform. January 15, 2019 RSF decries Montenegrin journalist’s 18-month jail sentence MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies CorruptionOrganized crimeImprisonedJudicial harassment Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Follow the news on Montenegro Throughout this case, Montenegro has violated its obligation to respect the freedom to inform and this journalist’s right to due process, giving the impression that the actions of prosecutors and judges were subordinated to political interests. News to go further “We condemn this iniquitous verdict and sentence and regret that, during the three years of proceedings against this journalist, the judges took no account of evidence and testimony demonstrating his innocence,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Montenegro : RSF and other leading press freedom organisations condemn the continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović Receive email alerts “The extreme harshness of the sentence imposed on Jovo Martinovic is yet another sign of the decline in respect for media freedom and the rule of law in a country that says it wants to join the European Union.” RSF_en MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies CorruptionOrganized crimeImprisonedJudicial harassment Martinovic was doing journalistic investigation on arms trafficking in the Balkans for the French TV current affairs production company CAPA Presse when he was arrested on 22 October 2015, and then spent 15 months in preventive detention until granted a conditional release. Montenegro is ranked 103rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News News The court convicted Martinovic on charges of drug trafficking and criminal association despite the overwhelming evidence that his contacts with organized crime were solely the results of his investigative reporting. RSF calls on all international organizations and western governments to condemn this sentence and to support Martinovic, who plans to appeal. March 30, 2021 Find out more News Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Criminal defamation charge brought against Japanese journalist

first_img News RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kato has been charged with criminal defamation over a story about the South Korean president’s activities on the day the Sewol ferry sank in April, drowning more than 300 people. October 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Criminal defamation charge brought against Japanese journalist November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation November 19, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on South Korea August 18, 2020 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tatsuya Kato, who is the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun’s Seoul bureau chief, is facing a possible seven-year jail term.The charge brought against Kato by the South Korean public prosecutor’s office on 8 October concerns a story in the newspaper on 3 August with the headline: “President Park Geun-Hye went missing on the day of the ferry sinking… Who did she meet?”Kato was interrogated by the authorities on 18 August, banned from leaving the country and placed under surveillance. Most of his story was based on South Korean reports available online whose authors have not been charged.“We condemn the decision to prosecute Kato,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “Media freedom is not just a privilege for journalists but also the public’s right. And this story concerned a matter of public interest. Regardless of its editorial line and its politics, Sankei Shimbun had a right to raise questions about South Korea’s government and president, and to mention what seem to have been rumours.”“The news value of the content of these rumours and the newspaper’s reasons for reporting them could be the subject of journalistic debate,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Viriginie Dangles added.“But leaving the courts to decide these issues on their own is dangerous, firstly because South Korea’s defamation law violates international standards by providing for jail terms, and secondly because a conviction would lead to an increase in self-censorship by both South Korean and foreign media.”The decision to charge Kato was prompted by a complaint filed by an association of South Korean citizens that drew renewed attention to lingering tension between South Korea and Japan.South Korea is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. South KoreaAsia – Pacific News South KoreaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

[NLAT 2020] Technical Glitches Faced By Candidates May Be Raised On Portal By September 13, 12 PM: NLSIU

first_imgTop Stories[NLAT 2020] Technical Glitches Faced By Candidates May Be Raised On Portal By September 13, 12 PM: NLSIU Sanya Talwar12 Sep 2020 9:42 AMShare This – xThe National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru has released a statement as follows.”The UG NLAT exam was conducted across three sessions. Of the 24,603 who registered for the UG NLAT, a total of 23,225 candidates appeared for the exam, recording an overall attendance of 94%”In light of this, the University draws a comparison with the law entrances conducted last year &…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru has released a statement as follows.”The UG NLAT exam was conducted across three sessions. Of the 24,603 who registered for the UG NLAT, a total of 23,225 candidates appeared for the exam, recording an overall attendance of 94%”In light of this, the University draws a comparison with the law entrances conducted last year & that the UG CLAT 2019 recorded an attendance of 90.92% while the PG CLAT 2019 recorded attendance of 85.23%. “NLSIU has made serious efforts to ensure that the NLAT 2020 was inclusive and are glad to report that attendance was especially strong among PWD candidates, 99 out of the 100 UG candidates and 23 out of the 24 PG candidates attempted the exam.” it adds.While several candidates reported having to face technical glitches with regard to verification, login and facial recognition technology, the university has asked students who may have faced such technical issues during the conduct of the exam to raise their respective queries by Sunday 12 pm.”We are aware that some candidates may have faced technical difficulties during the examination. NLAT 2020 candidates may login to the admissions.nls.ac.in portal and raise a query by 12 noon on September 13, 2020. A thorough technical review will be carried out and candidates will receive a response” – NLSIU BengaluruNLSIU has also stated that it has thoroughly monitored NLAT 2020 and that admission would not be given to candidates who had indulged in malpractices.”We reassure candidates and their parents that the technological systems and proctoring processes of NLAT 2020 were fully operational during the examination. Comprehensive digital records and technological parameters will be rigorously assessed for examination malpractice before any admission list is prepared. We are confident that the combination of human and AI proctoring will ensure that the exam integrity will be maintained. No candidate indulging in examination malpractice will secure admission to the University”, the statement reads.NLSIU states that provisional answer keys have been released on the University website. Objections may be raised by sending an email to [email protected] on or before midnight, September 13. The answer key will be released on September 15. Lastly, it is stated that the release of results for admissions will be subject to the orders of the Supreme Court in the petition moved to challenge the conduct of NLAT.A Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan had allowed the National Law School of India to conduct the Admission Test-NLAT2020 as per the schedule on September 12. However the Bench had restrained the Administration from declaring the results and making Admissions.”In the meantime, the examination for admission in pursuance of Notification dated 04.09.2020 may take place but neither the result shall be declared nor any admission be made consequent thereto. We make it clear that conducting of examination shall be subject to the outcome of the writ petition”.The Bench was hearing a petition filed by Former Vice Chancellor of NLSIU, Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao and an aggrieved parent of a CLAT aspirant challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU Bangalore from CLAT 2020, to hold a separate entrance test namely NLAT 2020.Click Here To Read The StatementNext Storylast_img read more