Rich List’s donations up 8% despite losing billions

first_img 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.last_img read more

Virgin Money Giving launches mobile optimised site

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

White House Releases Energy Report

first_imgAnne 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 SHARElast_img read more

Spring Planting Delays Likely

first_img 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.last_img read more

Judicial authorities recognize illegality of the arrest

first_img 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 Reportscenter_img 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 last_img read more

Author presentation

first_imgLocal 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 presentationcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Why I voted to release the Nunes memoNext articleCelebrating black art and culture adminlast_img read more

Drive-Thru Pantry

first_imgLocal 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 Pantrycenter_img 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. Pinterestlast_img read more

A sweet friend gone

first_img Published 2:00 am Saturday, October 24, 2015 Sponsored Content Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Just how long I have known Mr. Grover Poole, I’m not sure.Maybe our friendship goes back to the long-hot and hard day I spent with him snaking logs out of the deep woods somewhere around the Conecuh River. Maybe, it was even before that. Memory doesn’t serve me that well.But my memory is crystal clear when it comes to sharing stories with him, riding the horse-drawn wagon with him and Miss Molen or sipping cane juice that Donna Gail squeezed just for us. By The Penny Hoarder Skip Email the author You Might Like POW-WOW!: Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe holds event at university MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONTroy University hosted the Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama Powwow Friday for a school day event…. read more Many times Mr. Grover asked me to tell about the time Mama wore me out at a cane mill over near Texasville. We were on the Greyhound bus bound for Eufaula when the bus driver, Mr. Jack Knight, announced we were going to stop at a cane mill on the way.That was nothing unusual for a Greyhound bus driver to do back then. Mr. Jack would stop the bus and let us, the passengers, pick blackberries or plums along the fencerow or see a newborn calf or for any other things of interest.I was excited to get my first sip of cane juice that Mr. Jack said was the sweetest thing on earth. And, I might have gotten a sip if the passengers had not been passing around the dipper. I knew Mama was not about to drink after all those folks nor was she to let me drink after them. I pulled away from her and went around to the other side of cane mill and around and around. But I was no match for my long, lanky mama. She caught me, dragged me down the little hill and behind the bus where she “handled” me.Mr. Grover liked me to tell that story again and again. He said as long as he had cane juice, I would not go wanting.Every year around this time, Mr. Grover would stop by The Messenger with a gallon of cane juice for me. He never let me pay him. “I want you to have it” and I appreciated that. But the sweetest cane juice in the world was the juice I drank right from the dipper at Mr. Grover’s cane mill and he always had a story to go along with the sipping.He was a wonderful storyteller, a master storyteller. And, as Kari Barley said the other day, every story was told with a twinkle in his eyes. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… A sweet friend gone I’ve heard a lot of storytellers in my life and a lot of good ones and Mr. Grover was right up there at the top. He had the gift of storytelling and he had the life experiences from which to draw from mule skinnin’ to snakin’ logs to “ah, moonshinin,’” he would laugh and say. “Can’t tell it all.”About Christmastime one year, I had the idea for a photo of a Christmas tree being brought home the old fashioned way – on a horse-drawn sled.But, Mr. Grover didn’t know of a tree anywhere on his property that we could cut.“What if I borrow a tree from over at Hendrick’s Homecenter and we pull it?”He started laughing and he laughed some more. But he didn’t say, no.That was a story that we kept to ourselves but we always got a good laugh out of it.Mr. Grover was one of a kind. There will never be another like him. Pike County has lost a part of its heart and soul.From now on, I’ll think of Mr. Grover with every sip of cane juice I take. But it will never be as sweet again. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

On the consistent scaling of terms in the sea-ice dynamics equation

first_imgThe 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.last_img

Crantock to launch Best of British pasties

first_imgCornish 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.last_img read more