Moody’s downgrades AIB debt

first_img Credit agency Moody’s slashed its ratings on Anglo Irish Bank’s lower-grade debt, rattling investors as Dublin tots up the final cost of rescuing a lender whose soured loans have crippled the country’s economy.Moody’s cut the nationalised bank’s senior unsecured debt by three notches to Baa3 – just one notch above junk status – citing a small risk the government would not continue to support that class of debt, the agency said. It slashed Anglo Irish’s subordinated debt by six notches to Caa1.The steadily mounting scale of the bank’s rescue has heaped further pressure on already strained public finances, propelling the former “Celtic Tiger” economy to the forefront of investor concerns about the sustainability of sovereign debt in the euro zone.According to unnamed government sources cited by German business daily Handelsblatt on Monday, the European Central Bank gave serious consideration to activating the euro zone’s bailout fund for Ireland but in the end decided not to.Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has said it was unthinkable that Ireland would default on senior debt but, in the absence of such assurances given on subordinated paper, analysts say those might face a buyback at well below par.The euro fell to an intraday low against the dollar following the Moody’s announcement. Already high yield spreads on Irish debt compared with German equivalents were little changed.The rating agency said that while it still expected the government to support all grades of senior debt, the rating would remain under review for possible downgrade until a decision was made.“While Moody’s considers the likelihood of the government not supporting this (senior unsecured) debt to be very small, this risk has been reflected in the three-notch downgrade,” Ross Abercromby, lead analyst for Anglo Irish at Moody’s, said in a statement.Facing political pressure to shut down Anglo Irish, whose loan book soured dramatically after a disastrous property binge left it heavily exposed to the impact of the financial and market downturn, the government has outlined a compromise plan. It is splitting the lender into an asset recovery bank and another entity to house its deposits which will not lend any money.Though the final cost of the exercise is not expected to be revealed until later this week or early October, the 25bn euros so far earmarked would already push Ireland’s 2010 budget deficit to well over 20 per cent of gross domestic product.In a further hurdle to efforts to clean up public finances just two months before the 2011 budget vote, the main opposition party said it will pull much of the cover it provides for MPs absent from parliamentary votes. Moody’s downgrades AIB debt Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Share John Dunne center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 27 September 2010 9:57 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more

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Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) 2017 Presentation

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug)  2017 presentation Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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2 ESG investing stocks I’d buy right now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… 2 ESG investing stocks I’d buy right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. ESG investing means buying shares in companies that act responsibly on environmental, social and governance issues. That sounds like a good idea, but how do I find such stocks?Today I’m going to talk about two I’d buy that I think offer ESG benefits. But first, I think we need to look at how ESG performance is measured in the financial markets.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…How to find ESG stocksThe easiest way for me to build a portfolio of ESG stocks quickly would be to use one of the major ESG ranking systems. But which one? It turns out that they all use different rules.For example, the official FTSE 100 ESG ranking includes oil giant BP, miner Rio Tinto, drinks group Diageo, and British American Tobacco in its top 10.On the other hand, rival index firm MCSI excludes tobacco, alcohol, gambling, and weapons from its ESG rankings.Only three of the companies in MCSI’s top 10 are the same as the FTSE 100’s ESG top 10. They’re consumer goods groups Unilever and Reckitt, plus healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline.As it happens, I like these companies and already own shares in Unilever and Glaxo. So that’s not a bad starting point. But I need more than this.ESG investing: 2 companies I’d buy todayI’m not really comfortable buying stocks just because they score well in a standardised test.What I want is to invest in companies I think will make a positive contribution in the sectors where they operate. Below, I’ve listed two companies I think satisfy this test. They’re both companies I own or would like to buy.Renewable energy: Let’s start with the E in ESG investing — environment. Although I think oil and gas still have a place, I feel renewables are the future.My pick from the UK energy sector would be utility group SSE (LSE: SSE). This company has been the UK’s largest renewable energy generator for a number of years. It’s now playing a leading role in building the world’s biggest offshore wind project, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm.This isn’t without risk — a lot of debt will be required, and it will be some years before SSE can generate a positive return from this investment. But the numbers look fine to me and SSE has a lot of experience in wind. I think the stock’s 5.6% dividend yield will probably be safe, so I’d be happy to buy.Recycled packaging: Online retail hit new highs last year. But there’s no escaping the ugly impact of this — anything we buy online generally needs extra packaging to be sent safely to our home.Packaging group DS Smith (LSE: SMDS) is an important player in this market. It also produces packaging for retailers and industrial customers.DS Smith only produces cardboard packaging and is focused on “closing the loop”. That means using recycled materials wherever possible and making sure that its packaging is recycled again after use.This business has been through some changes in recent years and its debt levels remain higher than I’d like to see. Any further problems could knock the shares.However, things are now settling down and I expect to see profits rise steadily over the next few years. This is a stock I own and plan to hold for the foreseeable future.center_img Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now 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. Roland Head | Monday, 3rd May, 2021 | More on: SMDS SSE 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 Roland Head Roland Head owns shares of DS Smith, GlaxoSmithKline, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, DS Smith, GlaxoSmithKline, and Unilever. 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.last_img read more

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Central Florida retreat center to house quarantined first responders

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 [Episcopal News Service] Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center has worked out a plan with Seminole County Emergency Management (SCEM) to house first responders under quarantined orders because of exposure to the coronavirus.“The head of SCEM contacted me about housing first responders when the initial location decided not to house them,” said Director Chalmers Morse, who added that he consulted with board members Doug Dill and David Mead. All three quickly agreed.Canterbury, located in Oviedo, Florida, on 48 acres, has 45 guest rooms and a walking path around Lake Gem.However, Canterbury will not feed the first responders. “The food will be brought in by SCEM personnel,” Morse said, who added, “Our staff prepared a number of rooms in advance to be used as needed. SCEM has been issued room keys, and when the rooms are used, those being quarantined will be escorted directly to their rooms by SCEM personnel via a designated path. SCEM will handle all services from registration to cleaning of the rooms.”After the COVID-19 crisis is over, SCEM will be responsible for using special high-tech equipment to sterilize the rooms.Morse did not hesitate to assist the SCEM and first responders. It seemed like a no-brainer, he said.“Canterbury offers hospitality in a sacred space where people can come to know and grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord,” Morse said. “It is our duty to help those in need, especially our first responders who put their lives on the line every day serving others. How can we do anything less?”The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer, bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida, in a statement to clergy on March 18 said, “We have to figure out ways to take care of each other so that we can continue to walk through this together. A part of what this is showing us is that we cannot operate as autonomous individuals. We really do have to find new and deeper ways to work together.” Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Central Florida retreat center to house quarantined first responders Health & Healthcare Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Mar 25, 2020 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags COVID-19, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more

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Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 – Round 11

first_imgSunday May 13, 2012 Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 – Round 11 Here is a quick catch-up post for the Rugby Club’s Plays of the Week from Fox Sports, which was broadcast on Thursday night in Australia. As always, it features the best of the action from Super Rugby, and in this case, Round 11. It’s been a busy weekend and there’s loads to catch up on and sift through, but this, even though it’s for last weekend’s round, is another classic so it’s well worth watching.Please note that we’ve also got highlights up from this weekend’s Super Rugby games (except for the Reds vs Chiefs – that was this morning), so have a browse through all of them in our Super Rugby Highlights section. Some of the quality is poor, but we’ll get that sorted asap too.Tomorrow we’ve got a few clips lined up for that include a few red cards for flying fists, some Sevens stuff, and the last two episode of School of Hard Knocks.If you spotted anything over the weekend that you’d like featured, please get in touch. That can be for a hit, try, funny, etc. Let us know, send as many details as possible, and we’ll see if we can track it down and hopefully share with you, and other rugby fans, here on the site.  Credit: Fox Sports AustraliaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Wales overcome Scottish challenge in entertaining Cardiff clash

first_imgMonday Feb 15, 2016 Wales overcome Scottish challenge in entertaining Cardiff clash Wales beat Scotland 27-23 in what was arguably the Six Nations match of the weekend, with both sides scoring some excellent tries to entertain the packed house at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Wales’ winning record against Scotland extends to 2007. Gareth Davies scored a stunning early try that for all its quality, appeared to have been scored from an offside position. Scotland bounced back, scoring through ever-present Tommy Seymour.Scotland led 16-13 midway through the second half before Jamie Roberts and George North crossed the whitewash with powerful tries. A late Duncan Taylor try proved consolation for Scotland, who will be frustrated with having come so close but failing to claim the win.“That’s a bit better than last week, but you’ve got to give credit to Scotland. The way they’re playing they don’t deserve to be zero from two matches,” said Wales skipper Sam Warburton post match.Injury forced Stuart Hogg, arguably Scotland’s most potent attacking threat, from the field but they stayed in the game and it was actually their set-piece that let them down the most.“It was a Test match played against good opposition,” said coach Vern Cotter. “It is something that will be looked at and focused on. From game to game, there are always areas you wish to improve. We set our standards high and we would like to improve on that.”Commenting on the Davies try, Cotter said: “I don’t usually get involved in this sort of thing but I thought, and I could well be wrong, that he was offside. But that is part of the game, everybody makes mistakes.”As for Hogg, his injury will not be a concern, with the match against Italy in two weeks.“It was a tough game. We had to dig deep and grind out a victory,” said Wales coach Warren Gatland. “There’s no easy game in this tournament. We have seen the improvement of all the teams in this competition.“We had to use everything that we had in the tank to get out of that and to get the victory.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Los Pumas beat Springboks in Argentina for first time ever

first_imgSunday Aug 28, 2016 Los Pumas beat Springboks in Argentina for first time ever Argentina kicked a 78th minute penalty to take the lead and edge out South Africa 26-24 in a tense Rugby Championship second round Test in Salta on Saturday evening. Following their first ever win over the Springboks last year, this was the first time they had ever beaten them at home.Replacement flyhalf Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias kicked a late penalty to give Argentina their second win over the Springboks in 24 encounters, and their first at home.“Argentina were very good while we made a lot of errors,” said Springboks skipper and hooker Adriaan Strauss. “We need to take a long, hard look at ourselves and fix what has gone wrong before playing in Australia and New Zealand next month.”Despite South Africa missing some kicks at goal and having some opportunities they should have converted, the hosts played some excellent attacking rugby and were deserving of the famous win, especially as they had two key playmakers leave the field to injury in the second half.The tournament goes to Twickenham Stadium for the first time on October 8, with Argentina v Australia.Tickets to Argentina v Australia at Twickenham Stadium are available from £45 for adults, £25 for children (U16) and a family package (2 adults & 2 children) for £115. (Booking fees apply) Click here for details and a 25% discount with the code RUGBYDUMPAbove is a quick highlights wrap and we’ll have more from this match soonADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Awkward discussions eliminated with new SANZAAR Super Rugby TMO Protocol

first_imgThursday Feb 23, 2017 Awkward discussions eliminated with new SANZAAR Super Rugby TMO Protocol As Super Rugby starts up again, SANZAAR announced recently that it has made an amendment to the Television Match Official (TMO) protocol for the 2017 Super Rugby season. Here is a quick explanation of what is different for this year’s tournament.   The amendment reflects the emerging technology that is now available in terms of the number of camera angles and the use of split-screen television software.Plus SANZAAR’s desire to tighten the process and make it more accurate, more efficient and to reduce the time taken for the decision-making process. So what is different in 2017? Should the referee or one of his team (Assistant Referees or TMO), wish to initiate a review of a decision (via replay by the TMO), the referee will first state to the TMO his “on-field decision” based on his real-time view.The TMO will then review the given incident accordingly based on the referee’s assessment. The TMO must be persuaded that the evidence is compelling before proving the on-field referee’s call wrong, and therefore overturning the call. ‘What’ can be referred for review remains the same as the World Rugby Protocol (no change). The “two phases back only” protocol still stands. The only exception to this process is in the case of a potential foul play incident. The referee can choose to review the incident on the big screen (or request the TMO to review it if the replay screen is of poor quality) with no “on-field decision” prior to the review. Commenting on the new protocol SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said, “The general consensus is that with the new technology and the protocol of a definitive “on-field call”, time is saved and the awkward conversation between referee and TMO that occurs from time to time is eliminated.” “SANZAAR is confident this will enhance the fan’s match experience. This also aligns our sport’s process with that of almost all the other high performance sports, which use a television replay protocol. “In summary, this protocol change makes the process clean and efficient and places accountability for an “on-field call” in the hands of the referee and a review of that decision in the hands of the TMO,” added Marinos.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2017 Related Articles 200 WEEKS AGO Western Force axed from Super Rugby 200 WEEKS AGO Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby… 201 WEEKS AGO Crusaders beat Lions to claim eighth Super… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Could charities be losing out because of a reluctance to ask?

first_img Howard Lake | 5 December 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Could charities be losing out because of a reluctance to ask? De-bunking the ‘Just one ask’ mythA common belief among charity fundraisers is: “You can have only one ‘ask’”, but where is the evidence to support this? Charity marketing experts would love to be able to ask supporters for more support, more frequently, but they could be unnecessarily constrained by this ‘accepted wisdom’. Is it valid? Recent research suggests ‘not very’.A series of surveys carried out by the www.EachOneCounts.co.uk recycling campaign among charity supporters provides interesting statistical evidence of supporter attitudes. Questioned on their willingness to support a range of ‘Affinity’ fundraising opportunities that cost them nothing, respondents overwhelmingly were in favour of getting involved. The majority (69%*) were ‘happy to consider’ all or most affinity scheme examples, such as recycling, charity credit cards or search engines.Confirming the public’s willingness to get involved with charities on multiple levels, a YouGov research study, commissioned by Each One Counts, found that 81%** of the public who do not already recycle mobiles and printer cartridges to help a charity said they would do so if a charity were to benefit. Less than 10%1 who donated money indicated that they did not want to be bothered with affinity schemes.Amy Horn, manager of the Each One Counts recycling campaign, said: “We have firm evidence from our extensive research programme over the last few months that charities are missing out on free fundraising income. Not only have we established that about £130 million extra is just waiting to be collected by charities through improved recycling, but we seem to have blown the myth that asking supporters to recycle at the same time as asking for cash donations could cause offence. Supporters seem keen to do both”.For more information and to recycle your unwanted mobile phones and used inkjet cartridges, please visit www.eachonecounts.co.ukNotes:* Figures taken from online research carried out by Environmental Business Products Ltd between August and November 2008. The surveys were carried out online to include several UK charity supporter bases, totalling approximately 1500 responses.** Survey conducted by YouGov Plc with a total sample of 2,491 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 22nd – 24th July 2008. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+). Tagged with: Finance Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Research / statisticslast_img read more

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iAMDigital fund launches to address digital skills crisis

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 17 October 2016 | News Tagged with: Digital Funding Youth  153 total views,  1 views today Applications are open for a new fund launched to support new and established SMEs that are working to close the digital skills gap for young people.Creative England and Nominet Trust are behind the £1million iAMDigital fund, which has a deadline of 7 November 2016 for initial expression of interest and 1st December 2016 for full application.The fund will provide investment and support to organisations outside London, and within England, which are utilising the creative industries to help improve access to digital engagement and show positive social impact.The aim of iAMDigital is to help improve the life chances of young people, by increasing their employability, while also supporting the growth of the creative industries by increasing and diversifying the talent pool outside London.iAMDigital has been created to specifically address the digital skills gap identified by the House of Commons Science and Tech Select Committee in June, which found that the UK will need 745,000 additional workers with digital skills to meet rising demand from employers by 2017.The fund will invest in scaleable SMEs, with investments ranging from £50,000 to £200,000 to assist in building their business capacity and ability to win contracts and secure further investment for growth. It will also measure the social impact of the ventures and identify learnings to inform future strategies for increasing digital engagement among marginalised groups.Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley said:“It’s vital everyone in the UK has the digital skills to succeed in a modern economy, create a society that works for all and help keep us competitive in a fast-changing world.“This fund will help young people outside the capital get the skills they need to thrive. And, following our commitment to provide basic digital skills training to adults in England who need it, is another boost as we aim to equip the whole country with the tools for modern life.”Editor’s noteThis article now reflects the extended deadline for applications of 7 November 2016. Advertisement  154 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 iAMDigital fund launches to address digital skills crisis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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