Total Kenya Limited ( 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgTotal Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Total Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Kenya Limited (  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileTotal Kenya Limited is the largest oil and gas marketer in Kenya with an extensive network of service stations and fuel depots, liquefied petroleum gas filling plants and aviation depots. The Kenyan oil and gas company is a subsidiary of the global Total Group which is the fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world with a presence in over 100 countries. The company was founded in 1955 as OZO East Africa Limited but changed its name to Total Oil Products East Africa Limited in 1988, making it the first multi-national oil company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The company changed its name to Total Kenya Limited in 1991. Total Kenya Limited has more than 176 service stations, 5 wholly-owned fuel depots and 3 jointly-owned depots, 2 liquefied petroleum gas filling plants, 1 lubricant blending plant and 5 aviation depots. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Total Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

League of Women Voters weighs in on all 13 amendments

first_img Voting booths in polling place TAGSAmendmentsLeague of Women Voters Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop Saturday morningNext articleThe Mega Millions jackpot is now more than $1 billion – where does all that lottery profit really go? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the League of Women VotersEditor’s Note: This is a 12-day series that looks at each amenement the League of Women Voters analyzed and made a recommendation. Today their analysis and recommendation is on Amendment 2Our board examined every amendment that voters will decide on and determined positions on each. We weighed already established League positions heavily in our decisions.The Supreme Court has removed Amendment 8 from the November 2018 Ballot, upholding the decision by a lower court that Amendment 8 misled voters by not clearly stating its true purpose and never mentioning charter schools by name. The Court approved three other appealed amendments, 6, 10 and 13. They will stay on the ballot.Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution remain on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot, 8 more than appeared on the 2016 ballot.However, voters face more questions than is apparent.That’s because Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), which convenes every 20 years, is allowed by law to bundle more than one issue into each question. This practice, also known as “logrolling,” is prohibited when amendments are placed on the ballot by citizen initiative or by the Florida Legislature. Those amendments must contain just one distinct question. To learn more about the 2017/18 CRC, click here.In 1978, the first CRC proposed eight amendments, at least half of which had multiple questions. All were defeated by voters. Twenty years later, in 1998, the CRC proposed nine amendments, all of which had multiple questions. All but one passed.An example of the CRC’s issue bundling in 2018 is Amendment 9, which asks voters to decide whether to ban offshore oil drilling, and whether to ban e-cigarettes at workplaces. Like the CRC’s other bundled amendments, voters cannot cast separate votes on drilling and vaping. These are all-or-nothing propositions.Of the 12 amendments on this year’s ballot, eight were proposed by the CRC, three by the Florida Legislature and two by citizen initiative. To pass, each of them must receive at least 60 percent approval by voters. This is the first time that constitutional amendments proposed by a CRC have faced the 60-percent hurdle, which voters approved in 2006. Before then, amendments just needed a simple majority for approval. Unless otherwise indicated, changes to the Constitution take effect on Jan. 8, 2019.Amendment 2Makes permanent what currently is a temporary cap of 10 percent on annual property value increases for vacation homes, apartments and commercial property, effectively limiting increases on tax bills.Oppose.The League has a position that “no tax sources or revenue should be specified, limit. In 2008, Florida voters amended the state Constitution to provide a 10-percent cap on annual property value increases for non-homestead property. This includes vacation homes, apartment buildings, vacant land, shopping centers and office buildings. The amendment excluded limits on assessments for school taxes.The amendment gave those properties some measure of tax protection from fast-rising property values, something homeowners get under the state’s Save Our Homes amendment, which limits property value increases for a primary residence to 3 percent each year. Property value matters because it determines how much you pay in property taxes.However, the 2008 amendment on non-homestead property value limits is scheduled to automatically repeal on Jan. 1, 2019. Amendment 2, placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature, would make the 10-percent limit on property value permanent (a legislative analysis of the proposal is here).Like the 2008 amendment, Amendment 2 would exclude local school district taxes from the property value limits. The limits also do not apply if the property changes hands or if it undergoes substantial improvements. In other words, if a store is built on a piece of vacant land, the property value increase would not be protected by the 10-percent limit.If approved by voters, this amendment would take effect on Jan. 1, 2019., exempted, or prohibited in the Constitution.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name herelast_img read more

How physical activity benefits your mental health, especially for students

first_img Exercise is most often associated with physical fitness…but there’s more to itCountless reports have been published over the last few years highlighting how important a good amount of exercise is for our bodies. Many people believe that to get the right amount of exercise their body needs, they have to head to the gym. While the gym has all the equipment one needs to be in good shape, they are not free. There is a monthly fee that has to be paid to use the facilities, and these can add up quickly. However, for those who can’t afford a membership fee there is another solution. One can simply buy weights and dumbbells. The great thing about purchasing weights and dumbbells is they can be used to exercise in the comfort of your own home. And it’s easy to slip in the recommended 30 minutes a day of exercise when you don’t have to travel anywhere to do it. Beyond the physical benefits you’ll gain from exercising at home, though, another benefit of more exercise is that it is also known to be effective in keeping your mental health strong and resilient. People who suffer from anxiety, stress, and depression will see a significant improvement in their mood when they exercise often. One source from pointed out that “Students are encouraged to exercise when and if they can due to their busy academic schedules. This helps deal with mental health because many colleges across the world report a huge number of cases every year of their students suffering from depression, stress, and anxiety”.What is mental health and what are the early signs/ symptoms of it Mental health can be defined as a person’s emotional and psychological well being. Many students suffering from mental health challenges often avoid social interaction.Many who struggle can also be challenged in other areas, such as sleeping less, struggling with an eating disorder, be low on energy, and sometimes feel hopeless and confused. Worse signs and symptoms include feeling delusional, having thoughts of suicide, hearing voices, or self-harming.Is there a treatment for mental health?There are a few things a student can do to treat their mental illness Therapy. Students can have one-on-one sessions with a psychiatrist who will help them get to the root of the problem. Psychiatrists and psychologists can help a student come up with better ways to deal with their mental health problem.Medications. Doctors can prescribe medicine such as anxiolytics, or anti-anxiety medications, and antidepressants to students. While these are not a cure, and in some cases there could be a risk of becoming addicted to them, if under a doctor’s careful administration, they can provide needed help. If medication isn’t for you, there are studies into CBD for your mental health which might suit you better.Helping yourself. Students who suffer from mental health might turn to things like drugs and alcohol for a presumed “easy” way out of the struggle. However, it typically only makes matters worse. In truth, reducing drug and alcohol intake, as well as sleeping more and having a good diet will go a long way in making sure that a student reduces their mental health issues. A good support network also helps, such as family, if one is close to their family, or good friends, trustworthy mentors and teachers.Does physical activity benefit your mental health? Physical activities help reduce anxiety and depression. As pointed out above, anxiety and depression are very high in colleges, and physical activities not only reduce the symptoms of both anxiety and depression but also boost your mood. A good amount of exercise will help you feel euphoric, happy and keep your brain active. If you don’t have an exercise regime, 30 minutes a day of physical exercise will do wonders for you.Physical activities help reduce stress. Stress comes when students are preparing for exams or when an assignment deadline is looming. Physical exercise keeps your blood pumping and this is known to reduce stress levels. When you are under too much stress, or prolonged amounts of stress, it can affect your brain’s normal functioning, which can affect your ability to think logically and remember things. Regular exercise does improve how your body deals with stress and your overall happiness.Physical exercise improves your confidence and self-esteem. Physical exercise not only increases your endurance and muscle, but it also makes you feel more confident. As a student you often may feel that failure is not an option, and you should always aim high to achieve your goals. If you exercise your body, you will also notice a boost in your self-esteem. You will not doubt yourself as much and you will feel like you can conquer any challenge that is presented to you, in school or otherwise.Physical activities help you sleep better. Suffering from sleep deprivation is the last thing that any student needs. If you are finding sleep hard to come by, a good amount of exercise will help that. Increasing your body temperature through exercise will calm you down and ensure you sleep like a baby rather than stay up all night counting stars.Physical exercise gives your brain a boost. If you want to boost the power of your brain, you need to squeeze in some exercises into your daily routine. As a student at a top college, your brain is constantly processing things and thinking. This can be draining and if you want your brain to be in tip-top shape, you need to exercise the body. This will build your intelligence, make you more creative, and help you remember things more, especially if you are getting ready to sit for your final exam.Exercise definitely has its benefits way beyond keeping physically fit. It’s good for keeping your whole being healthy — mind, body and spirit. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSExercisehealthMental HealthPhysical ActivityschoolStressstudents Previous articleTry out Las Vegas’ online betting sites when you’re in the Sin City next!Next articleKeep calm and remain productive: 7 working tips for all Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Roel House / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac Broid

first_imgCopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Projects Year:  Photographs Architects: Felipe Assadi Arquitectos, Francisca Pulido, Isaac Broid Area Area of this architecture project Area:  560 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Roel House / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac Broid “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 2013 Photographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewSave this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaText description provided by the architects. The house, following a continuously adjoining typology, is arranged in an “H” scheme of two parallel pavilions (parallel to the street, one of them being the front façade) and a third pavilion that connects them. The one closest to the street contains the collective rooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. Its parallel is located at the back of the site, and the volume that connects them contains the bedrooms.Save this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!Drawing Felipe AssadiSave this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe “H” is completely suspended, supported at the back of the site (the slope descends towards the street) generating different courtyards between the enclosures.Save this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!Main PlanSave this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaA lush garden makes its way underneath the house, from the street towards the back of the site. Parking lots and a multipurpose workshop are located under the “H”. On the roof, we took advantage of the flat level in order to place terraces, gardens and a swimming pool, from which you can also see a good part of Mexico City.Save this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!Elevations and SectionsSave this picture!Cortesía de Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaProject gallerySee allShow lessRising Practice Feilden Fowles Beats Out Stirling Prize Winners in University of Cam…Architecture NewsKieranTimberlake is Using Virtual Reality to Design a Home for Future Life on MarsArticles Share Roel House / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac BroidSave this projectSaveRoel House / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac Broid Houses CopyAbout this officeIsaac BroidOfficeFollowFrancisca PulidoOfficeFollowFelipe Assadi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on March 21, 2017Cite: “Roel House / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac Broid ” [Casa Roel / Isaac Broid + Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido] 21 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Roel 住宅 / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido + Isaac Broid是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Socially connected people more likely to show bias in their giving

first_img Tagged with: donor Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chinese interdependents were more likely to give to victims of an earthquake in Sichuan rather than Haiti; whereas there was no bias in the giving patterns of Chinese independents.Duclos and Barasch explain their findings in terms of the happiness that giving to charity brings people. Interdependents gain greater happiness from helping people like themselves. However, because independents already see themselves as separate from others, in-groups and out-groups have lower relevance for them, so giving to an out-group brings as much happiness as helping the in-group.The authors note the “irony” of interdependents’ generosity being “driven by somewhat selfish or self-serving motives”.For more detailed analysis, see Rogare’s Critical Fundraising blog. Advertisement People who consider themselves to be connected socially with other people are more likely to show bias in their charitable donations, giving larger sums to beneficiaries who are similar to them.But people who see themselves as independent, autonomous individuals show no favouritism or discrimination in their charitable behavior.The findings are presented in paper published in the Journal of Consumer Research that explores prosocial acts in the context of ‘self-construal’ – whether people see themselves as connected with or separate from other people.The paper finds that ‘interdependent’ people are not more likely to give to charity than ‘independent’ self-construers. But they are more likely to give to people who are similar to themselves – a finding the paper’s authors describe as “ironic” – whereas independents give equally to in-group and out-group.The paper reported on four studies conducted by the authors – Rod Duclos, of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Alixandra Barasch of the University of Pennsylvania.Two of the results were:Caucasian American interdependents were more likely to give to a charity supporting tornado victims if white people appeared in the appeal compared, to appeal materials that featured black people; whereas Caucasian American independents gave equally to appeals showing black and white victims.center_img Socially connected people more likely to show bias in their giving Howard Lake | 20 August 2014 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Top tips for fundraising beyond lockdown – from the experts

first_img“Add in those who’ve taken up new activities during lockdown and new supporters recruited through virtual campaigns who’ll be looking for their next challenge once restrictions lift, and the potential audience for fundraising events has grown significantly. John Tasker, Partner, massive “Adaptability has been the common trait in charities who have successfully navigated the pandemic. With that in mind, now is not the time to settle back into old habits. Adaptability will be more vital to your success than ever before as restrictions ease and the UK moves towards a new, post-Coronavirus, norm. Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Founder and CEO, Enthuse Use data to inform your approach Melanie May | 19 May 2021 | News “We’re already using QR codes on out of home and other fundraising material for a growing number of clients, including the latest ‘Brew with the Crew’ campaign for the The Fire Fighters Charity. Expect the quiet rise of QR to reach a crescendo.” Helen McKenzie, CEO, Purity Fundraising Rob Cope, Director, Remember A Charity “Often overlooked and undervalued, digital value exchange campaigns are set to become a key element of ‘always-on’ fundraising in future.” Listen. Don’t return to normal as if nothing happened. “Of those who want to take part in physical events, the majority want events to be fun – 41% chose this as their preferred type of event, with just 9% choosing a race. As we come out of lockdown, it’s not a case of choosing physical or virtual events, instead it’s about running them in tandem to ensure the preferences of all potential fundraisers are met. Whatever your event plan, the digital experience needs to feel seamless and part of your overarching brand and fundraising strategy.” “It’s no secret that cash usage has been declining for years, a trend which has hugely accelerated in response to the pandemic. If you have been hesitant to explore methods of accepting cashless donations in the past, now is the time to do your homework. Would your donors prefer to support you by a tap of a contactless card or smart phone, an NFC tag, a QR code or by donating online? Giving your donors multiple ways connect with your cause ensures you are reaching the widest audience possible.” It’s a privilege to talk to people – so make it count “If you can use data on your supporters’ behaviour, and the wider context, to understand the full picture, you will be in the ideal place to build these new and changing relationships in the most appropriate way in 2021, and beyond. Our InsightHub data is still showing these trends continuing but it is important to continue to monitor. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water, but take what you know has worked in the past, apply learning from Covid activity, and test and monitor. This way, when we hit a ‘new normal’ once more, in whatever shape that takes, we will have gathered enough insight to respond appropriately.” “As we move into recovery it’s essential we don’t let this go. It’s a time to focus on integration, of channels, as well as messaging. Blending a non-financial ‘how are you’ and ‘thank you’ with a ‘can you support’ ask in the same conversation makes for a more human and more genuine exchange. Whether it’s donor care or acquisition, people are interested in how your charity is doing, how it’s been affected, while they need to know they are valued and how they can make a difference. This means integrating across all your channels – digital, telephone, email – and ensuring the relevant teams are on the same page for a consistent and genuine supporter experience across all campaigns.” “So, for charities looking to build their legacy income – particularly those who have hesitated during the pandemic – now’s the time to re-connect and to deepen engagement, to reach out to new supporters, to share stories that show the impact of legacy giving and to demonstrate the organisation’s continued relevance in this new world.” Jon Kelly, Managing Director, Wood for Trees Thea Partridge, Charity Marketing Consultant, Crowdfunder “Include at least one contactless giving option as part of your next campaign. “Value exchange may have been around for years but the use of digital channels for campaigns, such as social media, is growing. It’s a great way to engage and attract potential donors who are spending more time online. It’s also a win-win approach for both charities and supporters where each side gives – and gets – something out of the bargain. Zoe Amar FCIM, Founder and Director, Zoe Amar Digital “It’s crucial – particularly now – that the sector seizes this opportunity not only to get out there and talk with supporters, but to listen, honing the narrative for future campaigns and broader charity messaging. We should be offering a range of ways for the public – many of whom may be in different circumstances than before – to show their support. By engaging the public passionately about causes that matter, in this personal, immediate way, we can build new connections and generate lasting supporter relationships for the future.” Now’s the time to reach out Don’t forget the power of conversation Listen to your supporters when planning events Covering everything from legacy fundraising, to digital, phone, F2F, and events, common threads include embracing contactless ways of giving, remaining agile and adaptable, finding ways to show impact and deepen engagement, but also, and perhaps the most reiterated tip of them all, taking the time to talk and listen to find out how supporters feel, and what they need. “In return for a coveted promotional item or exclusive content, prospective donors are willing to provide their personal details. Charities can then follow up to secure a one-off or regular donation. “From a fundraising perspective we have seen the changes in the way supporters engage with charities, Close contact activities have taken a hit due to restrictions put in place, digital has seen a long overdue boost, and traditional channels such as mail and TV have boomed. What we must consider is whether this has changed human behaviour forever. With all the changes and disruption of 2020, it is vital to understand whether you are now engaging with new supporters or existing supporters who have switched their way of giving. If so, will this switch be temporary? Or will they revert to old methods once available? And if they do revert, will they also continue to give in these new ways? Take advantage of the rise of QR codes “Undoubtedly the last 12 months has had a profound impact on fundraising, but it has also changed the way we see and use data as the pandemic has indirectly made more people aware of line charts and statistical rates. Tagged with: fundraising tips With the rules once again changing this week, and lockdown continuing to ease, in some ways life is getting back to normal. As things open up, for fundraisers the pressure will be on to find ways of bringing in much needed income. We asked people from across the sector to share their top tips for getting it right. “As we emerge from lockdown fundraisers are going to be under huge pressure to deliver, especially for face to face events. Boards will want to take advantage of pent up demand and the potential growth of the economy. Yet fundraising teams need to take a moment to reflect on what they have learned about their donors over the last year. How might these learnings inform your fundraising plans? Start event planning now to be ready for demand Consider value exchange as a way of attracting support “Start planning now, to get ready for increased demand. “Consumer studies and recent test events all demonstrate that the appetite to get back to shared experiences and live events is there. “Does your charity have some celebrity ambassadors who could offer up some ‘money can’t buy experiences’ that could be used as prizes in a charity prize draw? Or, perhaps you have a corporate partner who can offer your charity a service, product or event, which you could use as a reward to incentivise higher donations for a specific campaign. A great way to obtain new supporters is to asking your corporate partner to share your campaign page with their (opted in) database who will already have an interest in their incentive, then you can retarget your expanded audience (those who purchase the reward) in a secondary campaign.” “If you can overcome the challenge of planning at short notice (whilst staying safe) and can adapt to take account of all we’ve learnt from virtual, like using tech to connect with those who can’t be physically present, to reinforce the sense of community around the event and open fundraising up to a wider audience, then there’s potential to take events fundraising far beyond where we left off way back in the good old days of 2019.” “With the drastic shift in fundraising landscape, charities must continue to adapt their fundraising strategies to survive. There’s never been a better time to try out new approaches and platforms. And with potential UK based donors eager to get back out into the world to socialise, there are increasing demands on their budget, so our top tip is to think creatively about offering donors really appealing incentives to encourage them to part with their money and to part with more of it than they might if making a straight up donation. “Possibly the most insightful learning from last year to take forward is just how important non-financial conversations have been to supporters. Many of our clients turned to non-financial donor care campaigns designed to check in, to say ‘thank you’ and ask ‘how are you?’. These enabled the charities to get a sense of how supporters were feeling, to show them they were valued and re-energise their commitment, while sharing the impact of Covid on the charity and how it was responding. The conversations helped to strengthen the connection and loyalty felt, and we saw an appreciation coming through from supporters with heart-warming messages to the charities to ‘keep on doing what you’re doing’, along with a desire to help. Dan Martin, Digital Strategy Director, WPNC Keep talking and testing “It is important to understand that the landscape has changed, as have the habits and preferences of donors and visitors across the UK. With that in mind, charities face a steep learning curve over the coming months in figuring out how to ensure safe interactions with donors while still building a connection. It is almost certain that the old way of doing things won’t work with the public’s new awareness so your fundraising must be flexible to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Adaptability will be critical for success “Speed of donation is one big benefit of QR codes: donors can quickly scan the code on their smartphone, and be taken directly to a digital donation platform such as goDonate to give quickly using digital wallets. The other clear advantage is the data capture opportunity the technique affords charities. Vicky Reeves, Managing Director, goDonate “This year should be easier than last, thanks to the vaccine rollout, but it will still be volatile and uncertain. Expect donors’ behaviour to change rapidly, as they acclimatise to new ways of living and working. Make sure you are speaking to them continuously, staying on top of how their needs are evolving. You’ll need to invest time in testing and learning, and creating a diverse range of fundraising products so you’ve got irons in the fire for however things play out.” Top tips for fundraising beyond lockdown – from the experts Richard Sved, 3rd Sector Mission Control Include contactless giving options Joe Geary, Marketing Manager, GoodBox AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  1,456 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 “Take time to listen to your supporters and understand while some may be fun seeking, raring to get back to normal, others will be experiencing FOGO (fear of going out) and want to play it safe. Data from Enthuse’s Donor Pulse study of 1,000 UK citizens showed that appetite towards physical events can vary by demographic. There is much less concern about virtual and hybrid events, but a key takeaway here is that even with restrictions being loosened in the months ahead charities will need to reassure participants about being able to take part safely. “If there was ever a time to embrace digital fundraising tools, it’s now. Long-term restrictions have forced people to become more familiar with their smartphones and new payment technologies. Before the pandemic, many of us had never heard of a ‘QR code’ or realised we could add our debit card to our phone to make it even easier to ‘tap and go’. Yes, there will always be those who prefer to give cash or (dare we say) whip out the chequebook, but on the whole, Coronavirus has only accelerated the adoption of digital donation technology. It’s never been more important to offer a safe, secure, contactless donation option as part of your fundraising campaigns.” “As footfall increases again charities can reach large numbers of potential donors. We’ll witness QR codes as a mainstream way of donating on the go. If some restrictions on face-to-face fundraising activity remain, or people are simply unwilling to engage this way, fundraising methods that offer an element of remote donation will be welcomed. Elliot Green, Head of Communications, “My main piece of advice for fundraisers as we come out of lockdown is to keep actively listening to your supporters, and ask them how they feel – and react accordingly. Don’t assume that they’ll be emerging into a world that they’re happier with, or that everything will return to what it was before the pandemic. I’m worried that once this is ‘over’ charity leaders will effectively wipe out the previous 18 months or however long it will have been, and say “let’s just go back to that strategy we were following in February 2020”. Please don’t allow this to happen! There is so much that we can learn from what has gone well, and from listening to our supporters. Nothing is binary. There are shades of grey. Please do not just flick the reset switch.” Think creatively about how you engage “Building pools of potential donors is one of fundraising’s trickiest tasks. The pandemic has decimated face-to-face recruitment, making it even harder to find new supporters. That’s why the technique of value exchange is coming into its own. “The world as we know it has transformed and people really are approaching life with a fresh perspective, giving charities a fantastic opportunity to reach out and engage with potential new supporters. When it comes to face-to-face fundraising, people’s responses are changing. Those we speak with often want to talk for longer, there’s greater understanding of how much charities need support, and they feel a real sense of compassion and a drive to help, which is evidenced by an unprecedented amount of positive feedback. “Leaving a legacy isn’t something people do every day. When people write a gift into their Will, it’s a testimony of what really matters to them; an affirmation of their life values. A chance to say ‘thank you’. And, as we come out of lockdown – a time when people have re-evaluated their priorities and are considering end-of-life planning – legacy giving is all the more fitting. Advertisement Dominic Will, Managing Director, PFS (Personal Fundraising Services) 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 read more

Assemblymember Holden’s Bills to Protect Wildlife, Increase Affordable Housing Options Clear

first_img Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills to protect wildlife, AB 2148; and increase affordable housing options for foster youth and veterans, AB 2442, cleared the legislature. The legislation now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature.There’s no denying the rapidly increasing number of drones in public spaces,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Now is the time to take preventative steps to protect California’s wildlife and natural habitats before it becomes a problem.”AB 2148 provides the National Resources Agency the ability to develop regulations regarding drone use on publically managed lands. Recent incidents have shown that drone use in close proximity to wildlife can have serious impacts. AB 2148 strives to create a cohesive, statewide system of rules governing the use of unmanned drones on public lands. The regulations can include conditional use or outright prohibitions when necessary to protect the safety of wildlife, natural habitats or visitors.“Disabled veterans and transitional foster youth face a serious affordable housing problem,” said Holden. “It is vital that we give our local communities tools to meet this challenge.”AB 2442 allows housing developers to obtain multiple density bonuses from local government if the housing development sets aside ten percent for former foster youth, disabled veterans, or formerly homeless individuals. A multiple density bonus is a zoning tool that enables developers to build more units than normally allowed. AB 2442 expands state law relating to multiple density bonuses as a tool to address rising housing costs and a subsequent lack of reliable, affordable housing that plagues Californian’s most vulnerable populations. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Government Assemblymember Holden’s Bills to Protect Wildlife, Increase Affordable Housing Options Clear Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 11:26 am Business Newslast_img read more

Shirlee Smith | Taken for a Ride and Not on a One Horse Sleigh

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Herbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Not only will the stockings be hung by the chimney with care expecting St. Nicholas to soon be there, but so to have the price tags been hung on department store items expecting some unaware shoppers will soon be there – scooping up sale items with extra dollars to spare.Geez, it seems far better to hang with the Santa Clause myth then to trust the big merchants with their greedy hands digging in our purses.Sears, JC Penney, Kohl’s and Macy’s seem not to be a holiday shopper’s best friend, claiming sale items have been marked down from prices that never existed.Would this mean shoppers have been duped? Does this mean we can’t believe in the cost of goods as they’re marked?The bust by Los Angeles City Attorney, Michael Feuer, isn’t just nabbing these bad guys but having us see it as a lesson regarding the old adage “If it seems too good to be true – it probably isn’t true.”According to news reports, Feuer has said these retailers falsely advertised higher regular prices for merchandise so customers believed they were getting bigger bargains.There are laws in California that were established to keep retailers from advertising a higher original price unless the items were actually sold at that price within three months of the discount ad.Sears, Kohl’s and the rest of the unscrupulous bunch who are being sued by Los Angeles prosecutors weren’t offering the bargain shoppers were no doubt lured into their stores by. Instead, they violated the trust that, unfortunately, is given to them and, by the way, they broke the law.It pays (pardon the use of the word here) to scout for merchandise long before we’re ready for the purchase in order to actually know the original cost so as to not be fooled by a “mark-down” Holiday Special”.Well, how many of us do that? And, if so, does it work?There are lots of culprits out there pulling the same kind of “take the public for a ride” shenanigans as those “outed” by Feuer.Apple product with a special price? My daughter, the lover of all things Apple, who I’m happy to say doesn’t have the budget to afford most of the gadgets, told me of her dismay.She’d been watching the price of the wanted “toy” and was overjoyed when the cost dropped.Ah, but only weeks after her purchase, the newer model was released.My grandson with an AT&T phone plan couldn’t believe, and neither could I, the list of charges that got tagged on to what initially seemed a simple transaction.The Macy’s/Sears/Kohl’s/JC Penney outing is an opportunity for a good family discussion on how we’re all being taken for a ride and NOT on Santa’s sleigh. Community News Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star-News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] center column 5 Shirlee Smith | Taken for a Ride and Not on a One Horse Sleigh By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 5:52 pm Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

U.S. Homebuyers Have Become More Diversified

first_img  Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Homebuyers Housing Market Millennials The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago September 11, 2015 1,153 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Homebuyers Housing Market Millennials 2015-09-11 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / U.S. Homebuyers Have Become More Diversifiedcenter_img Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: U.S. Sen. Brown Calls for Action Against ‘Zombie Debts’ on Credit Reports Next: JJL Process Introduces New Process Serving Innovations With an ever-increasing number of foreign-born homebuyers, a higher share of single female home buyers, and more double-income, no kids buyers than ever before, the U.S. homebuyer has become quite diversified, according to a report from John Burns Real Estate Consulting on Thursday.Citing a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, Burns pointed out that single women were almost twice as likely to buy a home as single men (16 percent of homes sold went to single women, compared to 9 percent for men) and the gap widens even further after the age of 50. Meanwhile, 65 percent of homebuyers do not have children; 73 percent of homebuyers were couples (65 percent married, 8 percent unmarried) and 11 percent of homebuyers were foreign-born. Burns stated that since “foreign born buyers are less prone to purchase, foreign purchases are heavily skewed to those born in the 1970s. Seventeen percent of buyers aged 35–49 are foreign born—nearly double the percentage of any other age cohort.”Millennials or generation Y (age 35 and under), which is the demographic many analysts have said will be critical for the future health of the housing market, comprised 32 percent of all buyers – the largest share of homebuyers for any age group. Baby boomers made up 31 percent of homebuyers and generation X made up 27 percent; the “Silent Generation” (those born between the 1920s and 1940s) made up 10 percent of buyers. About 68 percent of buyers under the age of 35 were first-time buyers, many of which chose a new home so as to avoid the problems associated with renovation.”Without FHA financing and a recovering mortgage insurance industry, this buyer would be almost extinct.”Burns noted that younger homebuyers place more emphasis on convenience than on affordability, further proof that the millennial generation values its time more than members of previous generations when they were the same age. The biggest hurdle to homeownership for younger buyers was the down payment; 63 percent of buyers under 35 put 10 percent or less down on a home, while 45 percent of young buyers put 5 percent or less down on a home.”Without FHA financing and a recovering mortgage insurance industry, this buyer would be almost extinct,” Burns said.About 54 percent of young buyers cited student debt as the biggest obstacle to saving for a down payment, Burns noted, pointing out that an estimated 414,000 fewer homes were sold in 2014 than would have been sold if the student debt levels were the same as they had been in 2005.”Urban homes and homes closer to work have appreciated much faster, which our consulting team has verified in markets across the country,” Burns wrote. “High-LTV programs have played a huge role in the housing recovery. All of these factors combine to create great opportunities for entrepreneurs who understand their local markets and can respond to these increases in demand that cannot be met by the resale market.”Click here to view the NAR’s entire report. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News U.S. Homebuyers Have Become More Diversified Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

SC Dismisses SLP filed by Office Assistants Of TN Courts Seeking Promotion To Post Of Junior Bailiffs [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Dismisses SLP filed by Office Assistants Of TN Courts Seeking Promotion To Post Of Junior Bailiffs [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 July 2020 9:07 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has dismissed the Special Leave Petitions filed by persons working as Office Assistants/Record Clerks in various courts in Erode District of the State of Tamil Nadu claiming promotion to the post of Junior Bailiff. The writ petitions filed by 22 persons, of whom 3 are working as Record Clerks and the rest working as Office Assistants in various courts in Erode District…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 Supreme Court has dismissed the Special Leave Petitions filed by persons working as Office Assistants/Record Clerks in various courts in Erode District of the State of Tamil Nadu claiming promotion to the post of Junior Bailiff. The writ petitions filed by 22 persons, of whom 3 are working as Record Clerks and the rest working as Office Assistants in various courts in Erode District were dismissed by the High Court of Judicature at Madras. They had sought a Mandamus to consider their claim for promotion to the post of Junior Bailiff, without insisting on the educational qualification of a pass in SSLC. The High Court rejected the claim on the ground that the previous judgment of the Court dated 22.7.2009 in the batch of cases, ion which they had placed quite high reliance is no longer of any relevance,,after the coming into force of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016 and that the date on which the vacancies arose cannot determine the Rule applicable for recruitment by promotion. Examining the matter, the Supreme Court bench comprising of the Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian observed that after the implementation of the recommendations of (i) the Shetty Commission and (ii) the Tamil Nadu V Pay Commission, no one was entitled to claim a right to promotion to the post of Junior Bailiff, without the qualifications prescribed. It further observed: “The argument revolving around the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016, and the fact that vacancies arose in the year 2015, prior to the enactment, are of no relevance. This Act was enacted to consolidate the law relating to recruitment and the terms and conditions of service of persons appointed to the State and Subordinate services in the State of Tamil Nadu, in terms of the mandate contained in Article 309. Until the advent of this Act, the State of Tamil Nadu, like many other States, was only issuing Rules in exercise of the power conferred by the Proviso to Article 309, though such Rules were meant only to be a stop gap arrangement until an Act of the legislature was made” Holding thus, the bench dismissed the SLPs.Case no.: Special Leave Petition (C) No.6439 of 2020 Case name: R. PALANISAMY  vs. THE REGISTRAR GENERAL HIGH COURT OF MADRASCoram: Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. RamasubramanianCounsel: Advocate Purushottam Sharma TripathiClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment   Next Storylast_img read more