My 3 top dividend shares for 2021

first_img Enter Your Email Address Karl Loomes | Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 | More on: BA BP GSK Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images My 3 top dividend shares for 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” As always, the start of a new year has many of us looking forward to the investments that might do well. Personally, I think income stocks may offer some of the best investment opportunities in the next 12 months. With that in mind, here are my top dividend shares for 2021.My criteria for my top 2021 picksFirstly, it is worth considering my criteria when choosing the top dividend shares for 2021. I pick companies that I think will pay out consistently, with likely annual dividend growth. I look for stocks that have solid financials so as not to lose my initial capital.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…In terms of yield, there will be higher numbers out there, but I want payouts that I think are the least risky. For me, a yield below 4% is not worth it, and anything over 6% needs questions to be asked about why it is so high. So here are my three favourites.BAE SystemsBAE Systems (LSE: BA) has actually been one of my top dividend shares for the last few years, not just for 2021. This is with good reason — it is a solid performer in a solid sector. Currently offering a yield of about 4.5%, it is not the highest dividend on my list, but perhaps one of the safest.Recently, the UK government confirmed plans to increase defence spending, which BAE will undoubtedly benefit from. The company’s accounts will also be bolstered after the German government’s confirmation that it will be buying 38 Eurofighters. I think this dividend is safe for some years to come.BPAs with BAE, BP (LSE: BP) has long been one of my top dividend shares. But last year the company cut its dividend, as Covid and low oil prices weighed on its finances. This low price is what makes it one of my top picks for 2021.Even with the lower payout, it currently has a yield of about 8%. This is mainly due to its low share price. The price, I believe, should see some recovery this year as the oil market stabilises. This means now may be the perfect time to lock-in this high yield.It is true that crude has some fundamental weaknesses right now, but the concerns surrounding Covid should hopefully abate in the latter half of the year as vaccines reach most of the population. I think even a small recovery in oil prices will help the BP share price bounce back.GlaxoSmithKlineLast but not least is the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK). Though most of the buzz surrounding pharma right now concerns the Covid vaccine, this is not directly why GSK is one of my top dividend shares for 2021.I do think in the long run, however, most of the pharmaceutical industry will benefit from the current drugs focus at government level. There is almost certainly going to be increased interest in, and government backing for, pandemic research and vaccines. It is also not unforeseen that a regular jab may be needed for Covid in the future.Though some other firms may be better situated to benefit from this in terms of growth, with a current yield of 5.6%, GSK is a clear choice of the dividend shares in this sector, I feel. Karl has shares in BAE Systems and BP. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Karl Loomeslast_img read more

« One United People » axé sur la réinstallation des réfugiés en…

first_img« One United People » axé sur la réinstallation des réfugiés en prélude aux conférences de l’ONU Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Episcopal Migration Ministries, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Refugees Migration & Resettlement Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries a organisé un débat intitulé «  One United People: A Dialogue on Refugee Resettlement and Faithful Welcome » en prélude aux deux sommets prévus la semaine prochaine qui traiteront des vastes mouvements de réfugiés et de migrants. Photo : Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] Sur les 21,3 millions de refugiés dans le monde aujourd’hui, il est probable que seulement 1 % soit réinstallé. C’est une loterie à très faible probabilité.Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés estime qu’en 2017, 1,19 million de réfugiés devront être réinstallés. La semaine prochaine, au cours d’un sommet historique des chefs d’État et de gouvernement, il sera demandé aux pays d’accueillir ces réfugiés.« En 2015, un peu plus de 100 000 réfugiés ont bénéficié d’une réinstallation », déclare le 14 septembre Karen Koning AbuZayd, conseilllère spéciale auprès de l’ONU. « Ce chiffre peut sembler satisfaisant mais maintenant il nous faut le multiplier par 10. L’écart est considérable. L’ambition est forte ».Karen Koning AbuZayd intervient lors du débat du 14 septembre intitulé « One United People: A Dialogue on Refugee Resettlement and Faithful Welcome » organisé par Episcopal Migration Ministries. Photo : Lynette WilsonKaren AbuZayd, conseillère auprès du Secrétaire général de l’ONU pour le sommet de la semaine prochaine, est intervenue devant plus de 60 personnes – des dirigeants de l’ONU, des professionnels de la réinstallation des réfugiés, d’anciens réfugiés ainsi que des sympathisants et militants – réunis le 14 septembre à l’Episcopal Church Center à New York pour « One United People: A Dialogue on Refugee Resettlement and Faithful Welcome » [Un seul peuple uni : dialogue sur la réinstallation des réfugiés et l’accueil dans la foi], un débat organisé par Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM). La conférence était diffusée par webcast et sera ultérieurement disponible en ligne ici.One United People a précédé deux conférences des Nations Unies programmées pour la semaine prochaine. Le lundi 19 septembre, l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU accueillera la première réunion des chefs d’État et de gouvernement qui traitera des grands mouvements de réfugiés et de migrants, avec pour objectif de rapprocher les pays à travers une approche plus humaine et plus coordonnée.Puis, le mardi 20 septembre, le Président Barack Obama accueillera le Leaders’ Summit on Refugees [Sommet des Dirigeants sur la question des réfugiés], co-organisé avec le Canada, l’Éthiopie, l’Allemagne, la Jordanie, le Mexique et la Suède. Lors du Sommet des Dirigeants, les gouvernements seront appelés à renforcer leurs engagements pour la réinstallation des réfugiés.« La réinstallation ne s’arrête pas lorsque le réfugié arrive dans un nouveau pays. À maints égards, c’est juste le point de départ » explique Karen AbuZayd.Ce sont les communautés de foi, particulièrement aux États-Unis, qui, ajoute-t-elle, mènent à bien le travail de réinstallation.Maher Shakir, au centre, ancien réfugié irakien, partage son expérience lors du panel du 14 septembre sur la réinstallation des réfugiés. Jay Subedi, à gauche, ancien réfugié du Bhutan, et Akram Hussein, à droite, lui aussi venu d’Irak, ont également fait part de leurs expériences. Photo : Lynette WilsonAu cours du débat, les sept membres du panel, (professionnels de la réinstallation, sympathisants et défenseurs des réfugiés et anciens réfugiés) ont fait part de leurs expériences personnelles et professionnelles. Ce que les anciens réfugiés veulent que les gens comprennent, c’est que personne ne part de chez soi sans bonne raison.« Personne ne veut partir de chez soi. La seule raison pour laquelle les gens partent de chez eux c’est parce que leur maison est en feu », affirme Abdul Saboor, ancien réfugié d’Afghanistan qui vit maintenant à Syracuse (État de New York), où il est étudiant et travaille pour InterFaith Works Center for New Americans (le centre interconfessionnel pour les nouveaux américains).Episcopal Migration Ministries, le ministère de l’église pour la réinstallation des réfugiés, collabore avec 30 correspondants dans 26 diocèses qui apportent une aide directe aux nouveaux arrivants. Le ministère propose également aux congrégations des moyens pour participer à la réinstallation des réfugiés dans leur communauté et encourage les Épiscopaliens à rejoindre le réseau Episcopal Public Policy Network et à militer en faveur de politiques qui protègent les droits des réfugiés et des demandeurs d’asile.Toutefois, le nombre de réfugiés n’est pas le seul critère. Dans le monde entier, les guerres et les persécutions ont forcé au total 65,3 millions de personnes hors de chez elles, soit quatre fois plus qu’il y a dix ans, et le record de personnes déplacées depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale.Le sommet intervient non seulement à un moment où le nombre de réfugiés atteint un chiffre record, mais également à une période de discrimination et de violence accrues à l’encontre des immigrés et des migrants. La crise des réfugiés a attisé les mouvements nationalistes à travers l’Europe, où la crainte du terrorisme et la xénophobie secouent la société et conduisent les gouvernements à prendre des mesures restrictives. La même chose est en partie vraie aux États-Unis où des États ont adopté des dispositions législatives visant à interdire les réfugiés dans leur État ou à affaiblir le programme de réinstallation du gouvernement fédéral des États-Unis.Allison Duvall, responsable des relations et de l’engagement de l’église au sein d’EMM, a animé le 14 septembre le panel où des professionnels de la réinstallation, des sympathisants et des défenseurs des réfugiés et d’anciens réfugiés ont partagé leurs expériences personnelles et professionnelles. Photo : Lynette Wilson« Nous sommes rassemblés ici aujourd’hui… en prélude et en soutien aux intentions et objectifs du sommet. Face à cette « crise de solidarité », l’Église épiscopale se mobilise pour répondre à cette crise de notre temps » déclare Allison Duvall, responsable des relations et de l’engagement de l’église au sein d’EMM. «Nous sommes solidaires des objectifs du sommet, des nations du monde qui accueillent des réfugiés, de celles qui promulguent ou développent leurs programmes de réinstallation, grâce à des communautés qui souhaitent la bienvenue à leurs nouveaux voisins par le biais de la réinstallation et, ce qui est plus important encore, nous sommes solidaires des réfugiés eux-mêmes ».Un réfugié passe en moyenne un quart de siècle dans un camp de réfugiés avant sa réinstallation ; l’UNHCR est responsable de 16,1 millions de réfugiés, dont la majorité vivent en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient. (Les autres 5,1 millions sont des réfugiés palestiniens enregistrés par l’Office de secours et de travaux des Nations Unies).L’Église épiscopale prévoit de tenir les États membres de l’ONU responsables de leur engagement et de militer en faveur du renforcement des engagements des pays pour la réinstallation des réfugiés, déclare Lacy Broemel, analyste de la politique de l’église sur la question des réfugiés et de l’immigration.Une délégation d’observateurs représentant l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry assistera au sommet le 19 septembre lorsque les États membres doivent adopter un cadre de travail global et des protocoles pour une migration sûre, ordonnée et régulière, en prélude à l’appel que feront les dirigeants aux pays afin que ceux-ci augmentent le nombre de réfugiés qu’ils réinstallent.Tandis qu’Episcopal Migration Ministries collabore avec des correspondants dans des communautés à travers tous les États-Unis, l’Église épiscopale et les Épiscopaliens défendent les droits des réfugiés au niveau national par le biais du travail effectué par son bureau des relations gouvernementales à Washington DC et du réseau Episcopal Public Policy Network.« Aux États-Unis, les Épiscopaliens font pression sur le Congrès et l’administration [du président] pour un financement renforcé permettant aux réfugiés de prospérer dans leurs nouvelles communautés et militent pour des politiques justes et humanitaires permettant d’accueillir les réfugiés et les migrants » explique Lacy Broemel, qui travaille à Washington DC. « Nous nous efforçons de sensibiliser nos voisins et amis sur les conditions auxquelles les réfugiés sont confrontés et mettons l’accent sur l’impératif moral que les réfugiés viennent aux États-Unis ».L’Église épiscopale œuvre à la réinstallation des réfugiés aux États-Unis depuis les années 1930. Episcopal Migration Ministries est l’un des neuf organismes qui travaillent en partenariat avec le Département d’État pour accueillir et réinstaller les réfugiés ; on prévoit cette année l’arrivée de 85 000 réfugiés ou nouveaux Américains.Le travail et le soutien de l’Église épiscopale aux initiatives en faveur des réfugiés s’étendent au-delà des frontières des États-Unis.Dans le Diocèse Épiscopal-Anglican d’El Salvador, Cristosal intervient dans le Triangle nord de l’Amérique Centrale pour apporter une protection d’urgence et une représentation juridique aux victimes de déplacements forcés et faciliter la réinstallation au niveau régional. La Convocation des Églises épiscopales en Europe est impliquée dans plusieurs ministères et partenariats de soutien aux réfugiés. À l’Église épiscopale de St Paul-dans-les-murs de Rome (Italie), le Centre de réfugiés Joel Nafuma offre des repas, des emplois et de la formation linguistique ainsi qu’un espace de réunion aux réfugiés, dont la plupart viennent d’Afrique et du Moyen-Orient. En France, l’Église épiscopale œuvre depuis 2007, à la réinstallation, et l’aide à l’intégration de réfugiés irakiens, et également maintenant de réfugiés syriens, par l’entremise de l’Association d’entraide aux minorités d’Orient.– Lynette Wilson est rédacteur et journaliste de l’Episcopal News Service. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing de Lynette WilsonPosted Sep 15, 2016 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

The importance of volunteering

first_imgPeople choose to give back in different ways and for different reasons. Volunteering in the community often increases around the holiday season when people reflect and realize that there are others less fortunate. But many people often volunteer year-round for other reasons. For some, volunteering makes them feel good. Some people enjoy the social networking aspect. And some just like know they’re helping where they’re needed. You may not know where to begin or how you can be of help but there are many ways you can give back in your community.Offer your skills. Whether you work in health care, law, or as a writer, your expertise and time can be donated to those who need it. For example, Chiamaka Iheme, MD, a primary care physician at Florida Hospital, volunteers one Saturday a month to a free clinic taking care of underserved residents in Flagler County.“It’s the most rewarding experience ever to be able to give back to someone who wouldn’t be able to afford, especially with something like health care,” Dr. Iheme explains. “You find patients are very appreciative and it makes you feel good that you’re able to give back in that way. With the knowledge that I have, why not give it away if I can?”Participate in a community garden. Many communities have a need for fresh produce and little or no access to it. Gardening is great exercise and provides an opportunity to meet others in the community. You can donate what you’ve grown to a family in need or a homeless shelter.Volunteer at an animal shelter. Shelters run on very little money so they rely heavily on volunteers. Though some of the work may not be glamorous, it will allow you to have some bonding time with animals looking for their forever home.Bring pet therapy to a local senior center or hospital. Animals bring joy wherever they go. Research shows just 15 minutes with an animal can trigger the release of feel-good hormones, which can benefit seniors and patients who need cheering up. Just make sure your animal’s demeanor is one that would do well in a hospital setting.Organize a food or clothing drive. There are always shelters or programs that cater to families in need looking for food and clothing. Set up a drive at your workplace or your church.Volunteering and giving back gives us a sense of purpose while making a difference. Committing just one hour a week can have huge benefits for you and the organization or group relying on your help. If there is an organization you support, contact them and ask how you can get involved. You’ll get back more than you ever could imagine.To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Florida Hospital, go here. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 …How to Give BackFrom Florida Hospital – Apopka Please enter your name here TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaVolunteering Previous articleApopka Police contribute to Loaves and FishesNext articleLake Apopka trailhead temporarily closing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Josh Kronfeld and the Highlanders celebrate their Super Rugby Final win

first_imgTuesday Jul 7, 2015 Josh Kronfeld and the Highlanders celebrate their Super Rugby Final win There can be only one! Josh Kronfeld celebrates with Super Rugby champions THE HIGHLANDERSPosted by The Crowd Goes Wild on Monday, July 6, 2015This video from The Crowd Goes Wild shows former All Black and Otago Highlanders flanker Josh Kronfeld on hand at the Super Rugby Final, and celebrating with the team after their famous win over the Hurricanes.It’s great to get so close to the celebrations, with some classic quotes from some of the players. Lima Sopoaga in particular was incredibly pumped up, chanting about how nobody believed the Highlanders could do it, and that they’ve made them believers.Aaron Smith, who was outstanding on the night, said that all the doubters acted as fuel, while Joe Wheeler, who we last saw with a half naked man on his lap, spoke about golden showers.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors 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

Corporate fundraising – June product round up

first_img Tagged with: corporate fundraising  152 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 100% of our profits from this delicious #coffee go straight to @CR_UK! Find it @Waitrose stores ? #charitytuesday— Percol Coffee (@Percol_Coffee) June 21, 20163) Percol 100% CoffeePercol 100% Rainforest Alliance certified Arabica instant coffee sees 100% of profits go to Cancer Research UK. The coffee is available in selected Waitrose stores, and online on Ocado. The coffee launched last November as part of the brand’s partnership with the charity, under which Percol has committed to a minimum annual donation to CRUK of £50,000. 2) Eve RoseThe Eve Appeal has partnered with Harkness Roses to launch a new rose called the ‘Eve Rose’ at Gardeners World Live, which will be sold throughout the year, with a percentage of the profits donated directly to the charity. The rose has been bred and grown by Harkness Roses and can be bought directly from the rose specialist online. EVERY product in @NisaLocally’s Heritage range donates to MADL. Buy Heritage = raise funds. SO easy! #FundraisingDay— MADL (@MADLcharity) June 16, 20164) Nisa Heritage rangeNisa’s Heritage range offer customers over a thousand own-brand products. Purchases of all products in the range contribute to a store’s Making A Difference Locally fund, which helps to fund good causes in that store’s area. Nisa has also stated that it will donate part of the proceeds from this venture to the charity and this is expected to reach at least £450,000. Melanie May | 23 June 2016 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Corporate fundraising – June product round up 5) Madécasse Madagascan chocolateMadécasse has partnered with the Lemur Conservation Foundation and launched The Save the Lemur Campaign, which sees 5p from every bar sold donated to the charity to help fund its work. The range includes Toasted Coconut, Salted Almond, Sea Salt & Nibs, Expresso Bean, and is being sold from this month in Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. 7) Indian Sun Premium GinHalf the profits from Indian Sun Premium Gin are being donated to the Born Free Foundation. The gin retails for £29.95 and is available from Masters of Malt as well as in a number of UK bars. It is made by award-winning distiller John Walters at the English Spirit Distillery in Cambridge. Indian Sun Gin’s founder Matt Hepplewhite is a long-time supporter of the charity. 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 8) Murad Invisiblur Perfecting ShieldMurad has launched a limited edition version of its Invisiblur Perfecting Shield to celebrate its partnership with The Prince’s Trust and the charity’s 40th anniversary. £10 from every £69.50 bottle sold will go to the charity. The Prince’s Trust was the skincare brand’s first charity partner in the UK. Take a look at it!— Akomi (@AkomiAfrica) May 26, 201610) AkomiThe Ripples Foundation is raising funds through its Akomi natural skincare range, which is handmade by African village women under the charity’s Women’s Enterprise Programme, Proceeds from Akomi products are given directly to the women and are invested back into their enterprises and to help them support their children. Made with shea butter, there are three available: Pure, Péche, and Créme.  151 total views,  1 views today [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]9) The Neales charity singleBritain’s Got Talent finalists released a single on Father’s Day to raise funds for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. I’ll Be There is available as a download and at selected Tesco stores for £1. It is the group’s first self-penned song, and all proceeds go to Tesco’s National Charity Partnership, which supports these two charities. There are many ways corporate partnerships can benefit charities, and product tie-ins, such as where a product is launched specifically to benefit a charity or where an existing product includes a fundraising promotion, are a popular one.Here is a round up of 10 products currently benefitting (or about to) a wide range of charities and causes through their sales:1) Gaiety teaIn celebration of June’s Pride in London, We Are Tea has partnered with creative agency Coley Porter Bell to design a Limited Edition range of teas called Gaiety with all profits going towards LGBT charity partners, the Albert Kennedy Trust and Opening Doors London. The limited edition range is available from It features the Everyday English Breakfast, Builders and Super Berry teas in black caddies, which can also be personalised. 6) SpotdecoThe Spotdeco Charity Begins at Home initiative starts on 1st July in London, and is expected to roll out across the UK in October. Customers will see a pop-up window appear when they click to buy, giving them a choice of five social and environmental projects that span London to provide something local to everyone. Spotdeco will distribute 5% of sales between 1st July and 30th September into the five projects, which include a beekeeping scheme in Kennington, and an edible playground (pictured).last_img read more

Virtual fundraising tools for the coronavirus period

first_img11. Online lotteries and rafflesPlenty of charities including hospices run online lotteries, and this is another option under lockdown for those who want to donate to charity with the possibility of a cash win. Tagged with: auction coronavirus COVID-19 match funding virtual event 14. Other platformsThere are of course many other platforms that aren’t designed for fundraising but which have turned out to enable them in various ways, not least video app Zoom. Thank you for your fantastic support @AndrexUK! Read more about the #ShareASquare campaign here:— In Kind Direct (@InKindDirect) April 14, 2020 eBay for CharityeBay for Charity supports over 30,000 UK charities.When listing an item for sale, individuals can consider donating a percentage of the sale to a cause of their choice – from 10% to 100%.The site currently has nominated NHS Charities Together as its latest Give at Checkout partner. 12. Online auctionsIndividuals and charities can still turn valuable items into donations via online auctions. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 7. Virtual eventsTrac4GoodCoronavirus affecting your mass participation charity fundraising event? Why not fundraise virtually via the Trac4GOOD app! #massparticipation #fundraise #charity #stayactive— trac4GOOD (@Trac4GOOD) March 18, 2020FunraisinFunraisin offers a range of peer-to-peer and DIY fundraising event services. It has also, with massive, set up a range of resources to help charities fundraise during the coronavirus period. CharityCheckoutCharityCheckout, the fundraising, donations and events registration platform, has integrated with Strava for its virtual events and fundraising product. This will enable charity supporters to record and easily share their indoor or outdoor fitness activity as well as giving them the ability to update videos and pictures from their runs, cycles or at home workouts. The integration of Strava is part of a wider update of its Fundraising and Event registration product to enable charities to better navigate the COVID-19 crisis. GivingLotteryThe GivingLottery, from The Giving Machine, is way for schools, charities and community groups to raise funds. Players have the chance to win £25,000 while supporting causes that matter to them from just £1 a week. GivePenny is running a free webinar on how this works on 17 April. People and charities using Zoom don’t have a built-in fundraising option of course, so usually set up a fundraising campaign on one of the standard giving platforms.But there are tools available to help build in fundraising to the Zoom, Skype or Rooms experience. WeArePercentRaise for free, everyday, for a cause you’re passionate about. We are now live in 10 UK cities! ?? Simply link your card and transform it into a fundraising machine when spending at @FrancoMancaPizz @Deliveroo @wagamama, @WeAreZizzi @ItsuOfficial and many more!— @wearepercent (@WeArePercent) October 8, 2019Savoo Virtual fundraising tools for the coronavirus period The Big GiveAiming to raise £1.35 million with its Covid-19 Emergency Appeal, The Big Give is urging the public to donate through its website to see their gifts doubled, pound for pound, until the £611,000 match funding pot is emptied. Match funding has been donated by a range of generous partners, including the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, the Reed family, Reed Foundation and Cazenove Capital (Schroders). 4. Donating unwanted turns unwanted old and vintage items quickly and easily into funds for charities. They say that, typically, a donated box is worth around £80. Currently the company is “boosting the value of all boxes sent to us from charities and their supporters by 10%.” Elmwoods AuctioneersAn Art Deco diamond and ruby dress ring in the sale, with an estimated value of £300-500.Elmwoods in West London is one auctioneer that runs online auctions. On 23 April it is holding an online jewellery auction to raise funds for the National Emergencies Trust. As more fundraising switches to digital and virtual fundraising, the variety of fundraising platforms that support these options becomes more obvious.Charities and, more importantly, people who want to support a charity have a fantastic range of tools that can help support them in whatever way they wish to donate or to raise funds with or from others. 13. Online quizzesPlenty of charities are benefiting from online quizzes, some that they have set up, and some that their supporters have. Some are using existing channels such as Facebook Live, Zoom and YouTube. Others are using dedicated online quiz platforms.Virtual Quiz EventsVirtual Quiz Events was set up in January this year. Not surprisingly, since lockdown they have grown by 900%!The charity/cause schedules a quiz and determines the entry fee. They then promote it amongst their supporters who pay to enter the quiz. 60% of entry fees goes directly to the charity, with 20% being shared amongst 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed players. Virtual Quiz Events retains 20% to cover admin/development/staffing costs. All questions are pre-set and anyone can take part from anywhere in the UK. The not-for-profit platform is now generating around £5,000 per week for UK-based charities and good causes. 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. GiveyDonrThyngsRSM2000Thyngs has just partnered with card-linking API provider Fidel to help maximise Gift Aid donations, and RSM2000 has recently partnered with Mobicash to expand its offering.There are also plenty of crowdfunding sites where individuals, groups and charities can run campaigns that you can donate to e.g.GlobalGivingGoFundMeCrowdfunderSome of the above platforms enable you to fundraise or give in multiple ways e.g. setting up your own fundraising event on behalf of a charity, or donating and crowdfunding.There is also Facebook, which offers individuals, companies and charities a range of fundraising and giving tools. You’ve probably already been invited by Facebook to set up a Facebook birthday fundraiser campaign: that is just one of their fundraising tools. If your company wants to give in other non-financial ways you can offer your services via the government’s business support service:Just launched: If you’re a business and you can offer coronavirus support, use this service to let government know— Martin Lugton (@martinlugton) March 27, 2020 Enjoyed the @TropicSkincare virtual pamper party raising money for @ApproachStaffs tonight ?— Louise Eagle (@L007Eag) April 14, 2020 The Giving Machinecenter_img CrowdfunderCrowdfunder has expanded from its standard crowdfunding campaigns to enable charities to run virtual video events in lieu of their physical version to replace lost income. These range from comedy nights, to music events, pub quizzes and sports engagement.Crowdfunder is “100% free for charity fundraising projects during the crisis”. The Giving RoomThe Giving Room has been developed in partnership with PurplePot, the contactless giving service for companies, workplaces and business events. It is encouraging thousands of business people setting up online video conferences on platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams to insert a simple donation weblink or QR code into their next few meetings.  10. StreamingStreaming is one of the biggest opportunities for fundraising in these times. And it’s not because of the scale and popularity of online gaming. That’s important of course, but the real significance of streaming is that it is about people’s passions and skills, and sharing that with their ‘tribe’ of people who share that passion. People will pay to watch, play alongside, learn from and engage with people who are amongst the best in their area – whatever that is. 2. Rounding up and micro-donationsRoundupsRoundups works with your bank to round-up automatically all of your card payments (to 10p, 50p or £1 – you choose), donate the difference to a good cause of your choice “and report back on the amazing impact of your penny donations.”This is Roundups. We are a community of people donating pennies as we spend. It’s not much to ask of any of one of us individually. But our pennies soon add up and, together, we can achieve amazing things. Join us: #Kindness #Fundraising— Roundups (@roundupsorg) April 14, 2020 Tiltify US company Tiltify expanded its services to the UK last year. It is the official fundraising partner of streaming site Twitch.Comedian Richard Herring chose to use it this year for his annual ‘When’s International Men’s Day’ fundraising campaign for Refuge.Calm down. Be Jolly. It’s November 19th— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) March 8, 2020  1,930 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Fundraising and giving platformsFirst, if you simply wish to donate, there are plenty of digital platforms to choose from:JustGivingVirgin Money GivingLocalGivingCharity CheckoutCAF DonateThe Big GiveThe Good Exchangeand more.Virgin Money Giving has waived all its fees for the duration of the lockdown.Some specialise in mobile giving such as text donations: Advertisement 1. Affiliate shoppingOnline shopping is even more attractive to many of us. Fortunately we can generate donations for charities when shopping online at no cost to us, via a number of online platforms.Easyfundraising 9. Corporate supportWork for GoodWork for Good lets companies link giving to charity through their sales. It has recently removed membership fees for companies.Now you can support us by linking donations to your sales. @workfor_good will help you donate in an easy way that’s sustainable for your business – register here for your free account #workforgood— Rainy Day Trust (@RAINYDAYTRUST) March 23, 2020 5. Giving accountsIf you give regularly to multiple charities or wish to do so by setting up a family giving account, there are various platforms that support this kind and other kinds of approach:StewardshipCharities Aid Foundation PenniesMicro-donation service Pennies works with brands such as Screwfix, Domino’s and Rontec, letting customers top-up their payment as a gift to the company’s charity partner. It has raised £23 million so far for over 600 charities.For the first time it has launched a direct appeal to the public, to enable consumers to give ‘micro-donations’ in support of two national charities directly combating the impacts of Covid-19 in the UK: The National Emergencies Trust and NHS Charities Together. 12. Group giftingSome platforms let you manage contributions to a single fund, for a birthday, a wedding or a celebratory event. These can also be used jointly to contribute to a charitable donation on behalf of someone, to celebrate that event.Fundzzle 8. Payroll givingCharitable GivingLet us know what you’re doing today to keep yourself busy during lock down. We’re busy processing donations from generous employers and their employees to thousands of UK charities! ? #charity #COVID19— Charitable Giving (@CharitbleGiving) April 16, 2020Geared for GivingIf players signed up to take a 30% paycut due to #covid19 then almost £1billion could be raised for the @NHSuk and good causes. Demand @premierleague look into this! #GivingBack #Football #DoingGood #Charity— Geared for Giving Campaign (@GearedforGiving) April 8, 2020Geared for Giving helps anyone – not just Premier League players! – donate to charity via payroll giving. 3. Double your donationsSome platforms offer to double the value of donations made, either through the platform company itself or an individual, trust or corporate donor. Check to see if the matched giving option is permanent or for select campaigns. In Kind DirectIn Kind Direct is a charity that distributes donated stock from over 1,200 companies to 10,000 charities in need. Companies can donate products at any time.It is currently benefiting from a hashtag campaign by Andrex which is offering to donate up to £100,000 to the charity. 6. Fundraising from playlistsGivePenny Stuck at home? What you can doThe list below attempts to give individuals and charities a sense of the many ways in which it is possible to fundraise for or give to your favourite charity even while you having to remain at home under lockdown during the coronavirus period.There is almost no limit to the approaches and creativity that individuals are taking to keep supporting charities. And there are platforms that can help – or inspire you to do something, whatever you idea! Lockdown LoveupLockdown Loveup is “all about encouraging people to stop loneliness either you are young and vital or old and lonely”.The idea is to ask someone for a date: it could be your crush, old friend, husband or flatmate. You can keep your name secret and will be revealed after the lockdown.Your invitation is emailed on our behalf. Once you design the perfect fun date through the website, you are asked to make a donation to the Re-engage charity that provides social activities and contact to elderly in the UK. JustGivingJustGiving offers a streaming and gaming option too. Did we miss your online giving or fundraising platform from our list? Or miss out a whole type of virtual fundraising? Let us know. We’re only listing platforms that serve a UK audience, and we aren’t aiming to be comprehensive.If your fundraising platform could benefit from additional promotion on UK Fundraising please contact Catherine Chin and Dawn Ray for details.  1,929 total views,  2 views today GivePennyGivePenny lets individuals fundraise by doing that they love, by integrating with a whole range of activity, sporting, leisure and entertainment apps like Strava and Spotify. 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African Union overshadowed by attacks on Sudan

first_imgA concerted campaign to disrupt the African Union Summit held June 7-15 in the Republic of South Africa used charges by the International Criminal Court against standing Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who was recently re-elected by a wide margin in the oil-rich north central African state.A war against the government of Sudan has been carried out with the full support of imperialism since 2003. The government has rejected accusations that it is guilty of war crimes and genocide in the western Darfur region.Numerous investigations of the Darfur question have failed to prove genocide against the people of the region. Various imperialist-backed groups have sought to shift public opinion against the African state to no avail. Most anti-imperialist organizations view the situation inside Sudan as a by-product of the legacy of British colonialism and the continuing interference of U.S.-based intelligence and military agencies, along with their allies in Israel and other Western-dominated states.A so-called nongovernmental organization in South Africa sought to have the Sudanese head of state arrested, based on highly questionable indictments issued against him several years ago by the ICC, based in the Netherlands, a former colonial and slave-holding state in Europe. Instead, he was allowed by the South African government to return to his home country on June 15.The Republic of South Africa, led by the African National Congress, assured the Sudanese government that it had no intentions of acknowledging such a court demand for the appearance of an African leader, since that would violate AU protocol. Bashir was in South Africa at the invitation of the AU and President Jacob Zuma.An article in the Sudan Tribune said that opposition parties had moved the case against Bashir.Sudan, prior to its partition in 2011, largely at the aegis of U.S. imperialism, was the largest geographic nation-state in Africa. Washington sought to control the oil-producing country’s foreign and domestic policy during the 1990s.Sudan has been under constant criticism and legal persecution over its efforts to secure its sovereignty during an ongoing insurgency in its western Darfur region. Nevertheless, President al-Bashir and his National Congress Party have been able to maintain state control and stave off persistent destabilization efforts by the U.S. and Israel, which support the rebel movements in Darfur.AU focus on women, economic developmentThis meeting of the AU focused on the struggle for gender equality and the necessity of African economic development. An early session was held on the role of women in Africa.All 54 AU member states have pledged to vigorously promote the participation and empowerment of women in all aspects of society, including government and economic affairs.A document issued by the AU during the summit states: “The consideration of gender in sectorial development policies of the African Union experienced a breakthrough at the level of continental organization as well as in Member States despite the existence of many challenges that still persist in regards to gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa.”In theory and program, the AU is mandated to work toward at least 50 percent participation of women in political and societal affairs. These efforts are designed to overcome the legacy of slavery and colonialism, where the role of women in Africa was severely submerged under a system of exploitation and national oppression.African economic integration and socialismSome 26 AU states have signed an accord to establish an African Trade Zone, seeking to link the entire continent in a program of economic growth and development.The website of the ANC reads, “The agreement, signed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), seeks to create a common market from Cape to Cairo. It is effectively the continent’s largest free trade zone, unlocking blockages that had previously existed hindering the free movement of goods and investment across the continent. This development is in line with our stated objective of catapulting Africa to take her rightful place as a formidable force amongst regions of the world; ensuring that development and growth come from within the continent itself driven by our combined population of 600 million and combined [gross domestic product] of approximately a trillion U.S. dollars.”This AU meeting took place against the backdrop of continuing challenges of economic dependence on imperialism, xenophobic attacks in South Africa and a rising migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.In order to effectively break the chains of neocolonialism and imperialism, AU member-states must establish their own system of political and economic relations independent of world capitalism, which was built on the profits of slavery and colonialism.The subordinate position of Africa reflects the failure of postcolonial states to integrate their political economies against capitalism and reconstruct the continent on a socialist basis that would provide the foundation for development in accord with the interests of the majority and not the ruling classes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Corn Growers ask White House to “Think Again”

first_imgClick here to read the letter. Home Energy Corn Growers ask White House to “Think Again” “The question comes down to whether we want to rely more on foreign oil, or more on clean, renewable American made biofuels,” said the authors of the letter. “We urge you to reconsider the EPA proposal and the methodology for reducing the volumes — and allow the commonsense, bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard to continue working as intended to create American jobs, promote American innovation, cut our reliance on foreign oil, and reduce harmful carbon pollution.” SHARE Corn Growers ask White House to “Think Again” By Gary Truitt – May 8, 2014 The letter notes that the impact of the Administration’s proposal would increase carbon pollution by an estimated 28.2 million metric tons in 2014 alone – which is equivalent to building 7 new coal-fired power plants or cancelling every wind farm project currently under construction in the Unites States. SHARE Facebook Twitter The companies and organizations write that the Administration’s proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuel in gasoline and diesel would “make us more oil dependent, effectively gut the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard, strand billions of dollars in private investment, and send emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants sharply higher.” Previous articleNew Record Distillers Grains ExportsNext articleStudy Shows Consumer Confusion Regarding Antibiotic Resistance Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter In a letter to President Obama today, the National Corn Growers Association and others urge the Administration to rethink its proposal to weaken the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard – a proposal that is at odds with the National Climate Assessment the White House released earlier this week. In addition to NCGA, the letter is signed by Abengoa Bioenergy, the Advanced Ethanol Council, the Biotechnology Industry Association, DuPont, DSM, Growth Energy, Novozymes, the Renewable Fuels Association, and POET.last_img read more

Journalist gunned down in Kirkuk, investigators urged to work on theory he was killed because of his reporting

first_imgNews RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Soran Mama Hama of the fortnightly Leven was gunned down yesterday outside his home in a suburb of the northern city of Kirkuk. “Hama wrote hard-hitting articles about local politicians and security officials and had received threats from people telling him to stop his investigative reporting,” Reporters Without Borders said. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of reporter Soran Mama Hama of the fortnightly magazine Leven, who was gunned down yesterday outside his home in Kirkuk, in the northern region of Kurdistan. His colleagues said he had received threats about articles he had written on sensitive subjects.“We call on the Kurdistan authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the circumstances of Hama’s murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He wrote hard-hitting articles about local politicians and security officials and had received threats from people telling him to stop his investigative reporting. The authorities should therefore give priority to the theory that he was killed because of his work.”Hama was gunned down outside his home in the Kirkuk suburb of Rasheed Awa yesterday evening by four men who left in a BMW car. He died on the spot.One of his colleagues at Leven, Hemin Hussein, told Reporters Without Borders that the aim of his murder was “to gag the newspaper, which has always been very critical of the government.”Leven issued a statement calling on the Kurdistan president’s office, the regional government and the Kurdish national assembly “to do their duty” to ensure that a proper investigation is carried out into Hama’s murder.Aged 23, Hama had worked for Leven for more than three years. An independent Kurdish-language fortnightly that was created in 2001, Leven often covers government corruption. Hama had written an article in the latest issue that was about the involvement of Kurdish officials in prostitution rings.Hama’s murder brings the number of journalists and media assistants killed in Iraq since March 2003 to 217. Thirteen of them were killed in Kirkuk. Organisation Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan July 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in Kirkuk, investigators urged to work on theory he was killed because of his reporting December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out more News February 15, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Council defends use of luxury hotel for marine conference

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ By News Highland – September 20, 2013 Pinterest Council defends use of luxury hotel for marine conference 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Donegal County Council has defended its use of the Solis Lough Eske Hotel outside Donegal Town for the Malin Waters conference which took place on Wednesday of this week.A number of questions were raised about the conference by a delegate in today’s Donegal News, including the suitability of the venue.However, Donegal County Council it was happy to host the conference as the lead authority in the initiative, and the hotel was chopsen in line with EU Procurement requirements.In a statement, the council says it has worked with various hotels in all parts of the county over the years in respect of various conferences and events, and will continue to do so in the future in order to develop and promote the county’s tourism industry.The council says none of its staff or members stayed in the Solis Lough Eske Hotel, and while the paper reports that Donegal County Council booked 22 rooms, the statement says the council paid accomodation costs for four international speakers and a further 17 rooms were booked by attendees at the conference who covered their own costs.More people stayed in other hotels in the area, visited restaurants and had a positive economic impact during their attendance at the event.The council says it will continue to work in collaboration with all 20 transnational project partners on the SailWest Initiative so as to continue to realise the potential of the marine tourism sector as a driver for economic growth in this region.Questions raised by the paper about a planned 1.6 million euro marina development near Culdaff are not addressed in this afternoon’s statement. Previous articleDerry Rector to be Church of Ireland’s first female bishopNext articleFinal events take place to mark conclusion of the Tip O’Neill weekend News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more