Howard Lake | 26 April 2009 | News 30 total views, 2 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 Rich List’s donations up 8% despite losing billions The richest 1,000 people in Britain have collectively lost £155 billion over the past year, with their combined wealth down from £412.8 billion last year to £258.27 billion this year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List, published today.However, the top 100 philanthropists on the list have given 8% (£216 million) more this year than in the last, yielding a combined total of £2.817 billion in donations.“Britain’s leading philanthropists are spending their way through the recession”, writes Alastair McCall in his analysis of the Sunday Times Giving List section of the Rich List report.The top 30 donors on the list gave at least 4.5% of their wealth to charitable organisations in the past year.While this increase in giving despite the recession should give some charities cause for optimism, it should be noted that most of the accounts analysed by the Sunday Times cover the financial years ending on 5 April 2008, before the length and depth of the financial crisis became apparent. For example, Sir Tom Hunter, worth £1.05 billion in last year’s Rich List, is not even included in this year’s.Indeed, the drop in the Rich List’s total value “is the biggest annual fall since it was first compiled 21 years ago”. This year has seen the number of billionaires on the list drop from 75 to 43.The top five in The Sunday Times Giving List 2009 are:1. Christopher Cooper-Hohn2. Lord Ashcroft3. Ros an Steve Edwards4. Arpad Busson and Uma Thurman5. Lord SainsburyMark Evans, head of philanthropy at Coutts & Co, is quoted as saying: “I have been bullish about the state of philanthropy though the recession. People might be worth less now than before, but they still want to give.”Dr John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, focused on the increased donations from Britian’s wealthiest people, saying: “It’s important that charities to not talk themselves into recession.”The Rich List was published in a supplement with today’s Sunday Times. The Rich List will be published online on Tuesday, including details of 100 additional people.http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/specials/rich_list/article6169048.ece Tagged with: Celebrity Major gift Prospect research recession Research / statistics 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.
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. Online giving service Virgin Money Giving has launched a mobile website to enable fundraisers to invite their contacts to support them with a donation via a mobile device.The newly optimised site has been created by mobile and multichannel specialists Usablenet. It goes live a few days before the Virgin London Marathon, the biggest single fundraising event in the UK calendar. The site can of course be used for other charity fundraising events as well.Virgin Money Giving is the not-for-profit online fundraising arm of Virgin Money and has been handling online donations since 2009. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 April 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Virgin Money Giving launches mobile optimised site The company said that, according to recent research that it had commissioned, 80% of charities surveyed said that digital technology was the key to increasing income, yet 76% of charities did not have their own mobile-friendly website.Holly Branson, patron of Virgin Money Giving, who ran the London Marathon in 2010, said: “I know from running my own charity, Big Change Charitable Trust, how important it is for people to be able to donate quickly, easily and efficiently. Often people donate ‘in the moment’ and via a mobile is the quickest and easiest way when you’re on the go.” http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Anne Steckel, vice president of federal affairs at the National Biodiesel Board, challenges the Obama Administration to – continue this progress by raising the volume standard for biodiesel next year as the EPA has proposed. Steckel says – thousands of jobs in our industry as well as improved U.S. energy stability depend on that decision.Source; NAFB News Service Previous articleA Passing Grade for Ag DayNext articleMF Global Execs in Line for Bonuses Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter White House Releases Energy Report By Gary Truitt – Mar 12, 2012 Home Energy White House Releases Energy Report SHARE The report credits much of the success to new fuel economy standards; improved energy efficiency in homes; increased renewable energy generation and developing advanced, alternative fuels. The report says the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy… has supported more than 120 individual projects aimed at achieving new and transformational energy breakthroughs. A progress report, delivered to the White House, showcases the Administration’s achievements in the areas of a strategy aimed at reducing our reliance on foreign oil, saving families and businesses money at the pump, and positioning the United States as the global leader in clean energy. It was just one year ago the President put forward a comprehensive plan in the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future Highlights of the report include: cutting net imports by ten percent – or a million barrels a day – in the last year. As a result the United States was a net exporter for the first time in sixty years. Also, during the past year, American oil production reached the highest level in nearly a decade and natural gas production reached an all-time high. Facebook Twitter SHARE
Previous articleStudy: Corn Stover Collection Can Have Environmental ImpactsNext articleISDA Director takes Message Home on Ag Day Gary Truitt SHARE He predicts that corn yields in eastern states including IN will recover from last year and have close to average yields, “I think the best chance for a rebound in yields will be from central Missouri and eastern Iowa, east.” He sees corn yields in states such as IL and IN averaging in the 155-160 bpa range. Anderson disagrees with the USDA outlook that calls for a bumper crop in 2013, “There is just too much of our corn crop that is produced in the west and North where conditions are far from ideal to have the kind of crop that USDA predicts.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Spring Planting Delays Likely Once farmers get a chance to get seed in the ground, the Eastern Corn Belt will have enough moisture to have a good crop. Anderson says more than 20 inches of precipitation since last October has recharged Eastern Corn Belt fields, but that is not the case in the west, “From about Rockford, IL west to Sheridan, WY, there are many areas that are very much on the dry side.” He noted that this includes parts of Iowa and Nebraska that have not had the kind of moisture recharge they need to produce average yields. Facebook Twitter SHARE Spring Planting Delays Likely By Gary Truitt – Mar 19, 2013 Facebook Twitter Spring Planting Delays LikelyBrice AndersonLast year on Ag Day, farmers across Indiana were putting seed in the ground. That was not the case this year, and the forecast calls for planting delays well into April. The short term outlook calls for below normal temperatures the rest of this month. Brice Anderson, Meteorologist with DTN sees planting delays continuing into April, “What we have going on now is an upper air pattern that is bringing on fieldwork delays similar to what we saw in 2011.” He added this blocking pattern will keep temperatures below normal and bring more storms into the Ohio Valley and on into the Southeast.
EswatiniAfrica Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s decision by high court judge Mumcy Dlamini to quash an arrest order for Bheki Makhubu, the editor of The Nation, and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer who writes for the political monthly.Held since 18 March at the behest of Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi on a contempt of court charge for criticizing the Chief Justice, the two men were freed immediately.Their release was the result of an application by the two defendants disputing the legality of their detention. In her ruling, Judge Dlamini said the arrest warrant was illegal because it had not followed procedure and because it was issued by a court under the authority of one of the parties to the case.“In my considered view, the Chief Justice would not have issued the warrant of arrest had the above been brought to his attention,” she said.——————————————————————————————–04/04/2014 Detained journalist appears in court in leg ironsReporters Without Borders is appalled by the inhuman and degrading treatment of Bheki Makhubu, the editor of The Nation, an independent news monthly, who has been held for the past two weeks on a contempt of court charge for criticizing Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi. Makhubu was brought into court in leg irons on 1 April on the grounds that he represented a “security risk.” When relatives said they did not understand why he was seen as a security risk, government spokesperson Sanele Mngotmetulu Nxumalo replied mysteriously: “It is one of the things that remain a secret. Security is very secretive. Therefore, if I can disclose to you when, how, why and to who we use leg irons, that could compromise our security. Security is very important to us.”Makhubu and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer who writes opinion pieces for the magazine, have been detained since 18 March without being given a date for their trial.“This humiliation compounds the iniquitous treatment that this journalist has received since his arrest,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “Bringing Makhubu into court in shackles like a dangerous maniac is outrageous, not to speak of the illegality of an arrest warrant issued by the plaintiff, the chief justice, and the closed-door hearing that has resulted in their being detained for more than ten days.“The authorities must put an immediate stop to this degrading treatment, which violates the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which Swaziland ratified in 2004.“The authorities must also, as a matter of urgency, correct the judicial abuses we have seen in this case, in which the judge in charge, Mpendulo Simelane, is himself criticized in the articles for which the two defendants are being prosecuted. If he does not recuse himself at the hearing scheduled for 9 April, he could find himself being plaintiff, witness and judge all at the same time“This grotesque situation is, paradoxically, evidence of the judicial system’s lack of independence and professionalism that The Nation criticized.”Kahn-Sriber added: “In all, this situation clearly shows that a concern for justice is farthest from the minds of these judges. What is going on here is a desire to crush the spirit of journalistic investigation and impose a state of totalitarian fear.”When Makhubu and Maseko appeared in court this morning, they lodged a complaint against the chief justice and the government, challenging the constitutionality of their arrest. The US ambassador attended the hearing, showing her support for the two defendants.During the 1 April hearing, Judge Simelane refused to recuse himself, postponed a hearing on his competence until 9 April, and ordered that the two defendants remain in detention.A local media expert told Reporters Without Borders: “You have the impression that the court is making things up as it goes along. This makes it very difficult for journalists to cover the hearings. Furthermore, the threat of a contempt of court charge has a deterrent effect on the media, which are scared of being prosecuted.”Africa’s only absolute monarchy, Swaziland is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo:Bheki Makhubu, Inforrm Slideshow: Roi Mswati III (The Guardian) EswatiniAfrica Organisation News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives to go further Receive email alerts News April 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial authorities recognize illegality of the arrest Reports June 15, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa June 29, 2020 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Follow the news on Eswatini Help by sharing this information
Local News WhatsApp By admin – February 7, 2018 UTPB logo, USE THIS ONE WhatsApp Twitter J. Conrad Dunagan LibraryThe University of Texas of the Permian Basin has scheduled an author presentation series with Greg T. Anderson, author and inspirational speaker, at 6 p.m. Thursday at UTPB, J. Conrad Dunagan Library, Room 142.Anderson is the author of “The Power of Crap, Woman’s guide for Turning Trials into Triumph.”The event will include a question and answer session and book discussion.A chocolate feast will be included.The event is free and open to the public.For more information, call 432-552-2371. Author presentation Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Why I voted to release the Nunes memoNext articleCelebrating black art and culture admin
Local News Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: 2020 All-Permian Basin TeamNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wink’s Brock Gibson earns Player of the Year honors Digital AIM Web Support TAGS Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Drive-Thru Pantry Facebook Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – December 25, 2020 West Texas Food Bank logo 2015 The West Texas Food Bank has scheduled Holiday Drive-Thru Pantry from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates and locations. Dec. 29: WTFB, 1601 Westcliff Drive, Midland. Dec. 30: WTFB, 411 S Pagewood Ave. In January, the drive thru pantry hours will continue from 1 p.m. to 3 pm. on Wednesdays and Fridays at Odessa facility and Tuesdays and Thursdays at Midland facility. For more details, visit tinyurl.com/y85v4rb2. Pinterest
The standard way in which the sea-ice dynamics equation is used in models assumes that the wind stress and ocean drag do not depend on the sea-ice concentration. It is demonstrated that this assumption is inconsistent with the free-drift limit, and how great an effect it has in practice is examined. By examining the momentum balance in the free-drift limit, the authors determine the proper area scaling for the forcing terms, thereby obtaining a more accurate solution, particularly in low-ice-concentration regions.
Cornish bakery Crantock is to launch four new Best of British pasties next month, as part of its Autumn range.The new additions are a Bangers & Mash pasty, with onion gravy; a Chicken Tikka pasty, made with tikka masala sauce; a Roast Chicken Pasty, which features stuffing and gravy; and a Bacon and Brie pasty. “We’ve used locally-sourced Cornish ingredients wherever possible, from the potato and swede grown on local farms, to the herby Cornish sausage in our ‘Bangers & Mash’ pasty,” said new product development manger, Becky Hornabrook.“They’re certainly not a traditional Cornish pasty, but they still contain the authentic taste of Cornwall.”Crantock Bakery’s pasties, sausage rolls and hand-raised pies are sold all over the country in branches of Morrison’s, Asda, Proper Pasty, Cornish Kitchen and many independent bakeries.The new range will be available from 1 September.