Covid-19 disruption erodes NJ revenue in April

first_img14th May 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Casino & games The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has reported a 68.9% year-on-year drop in gaming revenue for April, after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic shut down casinos and suspended sporting events.Overall gambling revenue in the state amounted to $82.6m (£67.7m/€76.4m) in April, down from $265.4m in the same month last year and also a drop of 49.5% from $163.5m in March of this year.Casinos in New Jersey were unable to generate any gaming revenue during the month, having been forced to close from March 16, in line with state-wide orders to help combat the spread of coronavirus. Land-based casinos posted $207.6m in revenue in April of last year.In terms of sports wagering, revenue from this sector fell $87.6m, with all retail sportsbooks unable to open in April and punters only able to place bets online or mobile. However, as only a handful of sports events have taken place during the outbreak, betting options have been severely limited.Read the full story on iGB North America. Covid-19 disruption erodes NJ revenue in April Regions: US New Jersey The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has reported a 68.9% year-on-year drop in gaming revenue for April, after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic shut down casinos and suspended sporting events. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Forget the market crash: these 2 FTSE 100 stocks are rising and I’d buy them

first_img See all posts by Roland Head The stock market rose on Friday morning, thanks to the promise of more government stimulus. However, I think there’s another reason why some FTSE 100 stocks are climbing today.Over the last few days, I’ve seen a number of different sources suggesting that trading conditions in China are improving. Here in the west, I think we need to remember the current crisis won’t last forever. Good business will eventually recover.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…Today, I’m looking at two companies that should be well positioned to benefit from a China-led recovery.This FTSE 100 firm is on saleThere’s no doubt things are tough at the moment for Intercontinental Hotels Group (LSE: IHG), which owns brands including Holiday Inn, InterContinental, and Crowne Plaza.On Friday, FTSE 100-member IHG said average revenue per room was expected to have fallen by 60% in March. Similar declines seem likely in April and May.IHG has nearly 6,000 hotels globally, but it hardly owns any of them. Most are franchised, managed by IHG, but owned by other companies.In normal times, this enables the group to generate very high profit margins. When things are tough, it means the group’s liabilities are more easily limited. On Friday, IHG said it was cutting spending and has “significant headroom” in its bank facilities to allow for lower profits.China is reopeningIHG shares are up 12% at the time of writing, thanks to this reassuring update. But I think there’s another reason to get excited about this stock. Management says only 60 of its hotels in China are now closed, compared to a peak of 178. More importantly, the company says that, “in recent days,” occupancy has started to improve.I’m confident IHG’s hotel brands will recover from this crisis, both in China and globally. In my view, Intercontinental Hotels is a classy company with a strong future.The market crash has caused the IHG share price to fall by 50% this year, leaving the stock trading on just nine times 2019 earnings. Management has suspended the dividend to preserve cash, but I’m confident it will return.I reckon this could be a great opportunity to buy into a high-quality business.Big spenders return?Luxury fashion retailer Burberry Group (LSE: BRBY) says that around 40% of its global stores are currently closed. Management at this FTSE 100 company says that since 24 January, like-for-like sales in its stores have fallen by 40-50%.Clearly, the situation isn’t good. But as with IHG, Burberry has a strong balance sheet with plenty of cash in hand. The group also enjoys high profit margins during normal times, thanks to its strong brand. This should make it easier to absorb a temporary collapse in sales. I see very little risk of a cash crunch.A turning point?There are also signs business in China may be starting to recover. Burberry says most of its stores in China have reopened and that trading is starting to improve.In my view, now’s the right time to be buying stocks like Burberry. We may still see more volatility in the share price but, in my view, the risk of permanent losses will be pretty low for long-term investors.If you’ve ever wanted to own Burberry shares, I’d buy them today — while they’re on sale. Roland Head | Friday, 20th March, 2020 | More on: BRBY IHG Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Forget the market crash: these 2 FTSE 100 stocks are rising and I’d buy them 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and InterContinental Hotels Group. 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2 tips for FTSE 100 income investors during the coronavirus market crash

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stepan Lavrouk | Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 2 tips for FTSE 100 income investors during the coronavirus market crash I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Buying dividend-bearing stocks is a great way to build a retirement portfolio. Companies that pay dividends tend to be larger, more mature and less subject to wild stock price fluctuations. This is not universally the case though. Just look at the energy sector in recent months. Even the biggest oil majors like Royal Dutch Shell have declined in price significantly, with the coronavirus market crash adding to the pain. That said, a lot of dividend-paying companies are in cyclical sectors (like energy). This means that even if the industry has a down period, you can be reasonably sure it will turn around at some point in the future. Here are two tips that I think all FTSE 100 income investors should know.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…It’s not just about the yieldIt’s a common misconception among novice income investors that the most important factor is dividend yield. After all, the higher the yield, the more money you will receive, right? Not necessarily. The yield that you will see quoted if you research your chosen company is based on the dividend that has been forecast by the business in its latest trading update. The yield is a measure of how big the dividend is relative to the share price. You could easily have a situation where the share price tanks as a result of some unforeseen event, but management has not yet updated its dividend to reflect the new market conditions. In this case, the yield would be high, but it would not be an accurate reflection of reality. For this reason, you must always closely scrutinise a company’s financial statements to figure out whether it is likely to fulfil its promises. Of course, if the business hits a rough patch and its yield spikes, but it has a large cash buffer, there is a decent chance it is still a good value buy. But do remember that a high yield can be a danger sign suggesting a company is on shaky ground. If a generous yield seems too good to be true, it often is. In that case, you should do more research.Pay attention to total returnA company that returns a lot of cash to its shareholders through dividends is not necessarily doing right by them in the long run. Many investors buy shares for dividend income. But dividends should not be paid out if it harms the company. That could mean taking on debt to pay dividends. Or it could mean neglecting investment to pay them. Some money should only be returned to investors if there is no way to put it back into the business, as the latter is more tax-efficient than paying dividends. For this reason, a company with a 5% yield might be a better investment than an equivalent company with an 8% yield. If the former is putting its cash flow to better use by expanding the business or even building up reserves of cash as a buffer against unexpected events, that is a sign of careful management. Income investing is about getting dividends, yes, it is also about picking businesses that will give you a decent total return (income from dividends plus capital appreciation) for the long term. So never lose sight of the bigger picture when looking for great income stocks. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_img See all posts by Stepan Lavrouk Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Neither Stepan nor The Motley Fool UK have a position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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Forget Tesla! These are the FTSE 100 shares I’d buy to get in on the growing electric vehicle trend

first_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 | More on: JMAT RIO “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget Tesla! These are the FTSE 100 shares I’d buy to get in on the growing electric vehicle trend Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. 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.center_img 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Fossil fuel powered vehicles dominate the automobile market today, but the tipping-point for electric vehicles (EVs) can’t be far. Estimates suggest that EVs can become mainstream in this decade even. Consider the clean energy and electric vehicle company, Tesla. In its latest quarterly report, the company says it delivered a record number of vehicles. Tesla needs no introduction and its high share price even less so. It has been called the most overvalued company today. This can make investors question if it’s a good time to buy the stock. Luckily, there are other EV plays too, including among FTSE 100 stocks. Battery material providerOne is the FTSE 100 speciality chemicals manufacturer, Johnson Matthey. Among other things it develops a battery material for EVs called eLNO. In its latest trading update, the company said that its Polish plant producing eLON will be operational by 2022. This may indicate expansion in the segment.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…So far, the company’s clean air segment, which provides emission reduction technologies, is the dominant source of revenue. The new markets segment, which covers eLNO, is promising too. I reckon as it expands eLNO production, the segment can be a winner for the company.  I think there’s a case for investing in JMAT in any case because of its strong financial position, dividends and fairly reasonable price-to-earnings ratio of 18 times. It’s going through a rough patch in the slowdown, but I reckon it can overcome that. In fact, this may just be the best time to buy JMAT and hold it for the long term. Lithium mining playFTSE 100 miner Rio Tinto is another one to consider for an EV play. The company reported a ‘eureka’ moment last year when it stumbled upon lithium deposits in the US. RIO believes that if all goes well, it could become the biggest supplier of lithium for EV batteries in the country according to a Financial Times report. More recently, it also made investments in its lithium project in Serbia. Much like JMAT, lithium isn’t the only reason to buy Rio Tinto’s stock. For instance, despite being a cyclical stock, it has recovered quite well since the stock market crash. It also has a high dividend yield of 6.4%, which is impressive at the present time. In fact, it actually increased its dividends recently, contrary to the broader trend of either dividend reduction or suspension. I have liked Rio Tinto for a while now, and with these developments I’m only further convinced that it will keep providing shareholder returns in the years to come. If the EV wave does get much bigger, this stock could be an outlier among other FTSE 100 miners, making it a really promising long-term buy.  Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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The Hurricanes’ Conrad Smith making sure we know

first_imgWednesday May 2, 2012 The Hurricanes’ Conrad Smith making sure we know How many times can Conrad Smith squeeze the phrase you know into a post-match interview that’s less than two minutes long? Have a guess, but there are more than you’d think, you know.credit: youtuber PaulSmithADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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House and Ateliers / Cláudia Melo

first_imgArchDaily Area:  538 m² Area:  538 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Miguel d ́AguiamPhotographs:  Miguel d ́AguiamLighting Design:Pedro PintoEngineer:Sílvio Baptista, António Mateus FilipeConstruction:Afonso BaptistaCity:Castelo BrancoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Miguel d ́AguiamText description provided by the architects. Cláudia Melo (b. 1970, Lisbon) has an Architectural degree from FAUTL and a MSc in Environmental Design from the Bartlett School, UCL. She studied in Lisbon, Dublin and London and she collaborated with Pedro Mendes and Atelier Central. She started her practice in 2005 in Lisbon , that includes all types of buildings , from Housing to Renovation and large scale projects such as House for Elderly and Cultural Centre. Castelo Branco Residential and Ateliers has just being finished. She made several public presentations of her work in Portugal and abroad and published scientific articles about environmental design. She is also an architectural journalist for portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias.Save this picture!© Miguel d ́AguiamThe project of an house and ateliers for arts intend to create a complex to work and live rather than just a house. It was specially designed for the needs of the inhabitants – a couple of visual artists – and according to the site – a rude landscape with hot dry climate between Castelo Branco town and Spain. The specific site has a small river, land rocks and shallow vegetation with a unique sense of beauty. There are no trees except beside the river and a cliff dominates the site and allows 360o views. The construction is located here.Save this picture!© Miguel d ́AguiamThis complex to work and live has a center, an open field like a courtyard that organizes all the spaces – interior, exterior and circulations. Functionally this void is equivalent to a medieval cloister since is a place between interior and exterior that can be walked in all its extension. The adjacent spaces are fragmented in blocks according to its functionality – from domestic to public including circulations. Volumes are distributed from the north to the south and from public to private and first volumes seen from entrance are ateliers that protect the house. A narrative with aesthetic and functional objectives reveal a code : volumes that correspond to places to live / work are grey and appeal to stableness due to its finishings made of concrete blocks and steal plate with horizontal lines. On the opposite sense circulations are vibrant and dynamic since they are red, made of steal plates with vertical lines and designed with complex geometry.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe complementary conjunction of materials and colors reflect the traditional houses of Castelo Branco, where walls are solid, made of grey stone with wooden doors and windows painted red. Red is the best color to protect interiors from both extreme hot and cold weather due to its color spectrum.Save this picture!© Miguel d ́AguiamSustainability is a very important issue and house is organized in two levels to be integrated in the natural landscape. Majority of compartments face south and are properly shaded by geometry of balconies and louvres to receive natural light and heat gains in Winter thus avoiding it in Summer. Natural transversal ventilation allows natural cooling of building specially in the summer nights by night cooling. Thermal mass from concrete walls helps creating a heat battery to prevent from excessive solar radiation in Summer and minimizing heat losses from the interior in the Winter. Low cost materials and constructive solutions also express sustainability and architecture without waste.Save this picture!© Miguel d ́AguiamOn the first level the couple ́s bedroom has the bathroom integrated on it due to aesthetic, functional and sustainable reasons : bathroom is facing south throw a big window and is separated by the bedroom from large window doors. In Summer, these doors are open and natural ventilation is coming from outside to cool both bedroom and bathroom. In Winter doors close both spaces and a buffer zone is create in the bathroom to receive solar radiation from exterior thus introducing it into the bedroom by convection.Save this picture!SectionThe rude landscape is now absorbing this new element and owners are living on it and printing their own time and space patterns. The building now belongs to all of them. Project gallerySee allShow lessAntonio Derka School / Obranegra ArquitectosSelected ProjectsVantan Design Institute Osak / eleven nine inteiror design officeSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Miguel d ́Aguiam+ 21 Share Projects House and Ateliers / Cláudia Melo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546066/house-and-ateliers-claudia-melo Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Castelo Branco, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546066/house-and-ateliers-claudia-melo Clipboard Architects: Cláudia Melo Area Area of this architecture project 2011 “COPY” Portugal 2011 Houses Photographs House and Ateliers / Cláudia MeloSave this projectSaveHouse and Ateliers / Cláudia Melo Year:  CopyAbout this officeCláudia MeloOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCastelo BrancoHousesPortugalPublished on September 27, 2014Cite: “House and Ateliers / Cláudia Melo” 27 Sep 2014. 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Regular customised communications reduce face-to-face donor attrition

first_imgCharities were asked to specify which methods of donor development they used for each of the campaigns they submitted to the PFRA Attrition Survey last year.  51 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 26 January 2009 | News The results of the survey will also be made available free of charge to all participants. Additional analysis of last year’s Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) Attrition Survey has yielded two clear lessons for charities keen to reduce attrition rates for donors recruited through street, door-to-door or face-to-face fundraising.According to the first survey of charities engaged in these fundraising methods, those that customise at least one part of their communications with donors will see significantly lower attrition, or cancellation rates, than charities that do not. Towards the end of 2008, at the suggestion of Fleming and Tappin, the PFRA funded additional in-depth research of the data contained within the survey, to analyse how various forms of donor development might impact on subsequent levels of donor loyalty. Advertisement In addition, charities that communicate with their donors between three and eight times each year will benefit from enhanced retention rates than those that communicate just once or twice per year. Rupert Tappin commented: “The myth that regular giving donors should be left alone, for fear of prompting them to cancel, has been exploded once and for all.” • Frequency with which they communicated with their donors Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving PFRA Research / statistics The PFRA Attrition Survey 2008 was devised and set up by Morag Fleming, Head of Fundraising at the charity Quarriers and Rupert Tappin, MD of professional fundraising organisation Future Fundraising. It succeeded in establishing the first set of benchmarks for attrition from face-to-face fundraising. Regular customised communications reduce face-to-face donor attrition • Welcome calls, texts or e-mails • When they first attempted to upgrade their donors, if at all. • Engaging donor in non-financial activities, such as surveys, campaigning or volunteeringcenter_img The survey will be re-run later this Spring, and all charity members of the PFRA, past and present, are being invited once again to take part. Mick Aldridge, CEO of the PFRA, said: “Face-to-face fundraising is breaking new ground in terms of transparency and accountability to the charity sector, through the funding of robust pieces of research such as this.” www.pfra.org.uk “When designing a donor development strategy, we would encourage all charities to consider customising at least one aspect of their communications for face-to-face donors – doing so will impact positively on loyalty.” Morag Fleming said: “Our findings have demonstrated in the clearest possible manner that how charities communicate with their donors can dictate the amount of money they raise across the short, medium and long-term.”  Adrian Sargeant said: “the issue of whether or not to customise communications received by donors is key here. We found that those who received a customised newsletter with appeals exhibited a higher degree of loyalty than those who did not receive this form of communication. • Standard or customised newsletters or e-newsletters, with or without appeals The research was carried out by Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at the Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University. Donor payment patterns from face-to-face campaigns run in 2007 and 2008 will be sought, and it is expected that an insight into the effect of the current economic climate on regular giving retention behaviour will result. Full details of the donor communications report, together with the updated attrition benchmarks for face-to-face campaigns, will be presented by Morag Fleming and Rupert Tappin at this year’s Institute of Fundraising National Convention 2009 on 6 July. The analysis is based on the donations of over 377,000 regular giving donors. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. These included:last_img read more

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Better Ireland awards deadline extended

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.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Better Ireland awards deadline extended AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Irelandcenter_img Howard Lake | 26 November 2009 | News The AIB Better Ireland Programme application period has been extended to this Friday (November 27th).Applications can be made online and the programme has been expanded to include all vulnerable children, such as those with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, those who are socially disadvantaged and children with terminal or chronic illness.This year AIB will give €10,000 to each of its 182 local branches in the Irish Republic to be shared among their three shortlisted groups. Recipients will be chosen by a public text and online vote from a shortlist of causes in each area. Advertisement Potential groups must be able to answer the following questions in the affirmative:Is your group a not-for-profit organisation that helps children?Are all the children under 18?Does your group help children under any of the following categories:– Chronic or terminal illness– Physical and Sensory Disabilities– Intellectual/general learning disabilities– Drug and alcohol abuse issues– Homelessness– Lack of access to mainstream education– Terminal or chronic illnessAre all the children residents of the Republic of Ireland?Has your group been in operation for 12 months?www.aib.ielast_img read more

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Farm Bureau Lays Out Legislative Priorities as Session Begins

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Lays Out Legislative Priorities as Session Begins Farm Bureau Lays Out Legislative Priorities as Session Begins Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 4, 2018 Farm Bureau Lays Out Legislative Priorities as Session Begins360pLoading Ad 00:00/02:14 LIVEVIDEO ERROR Audio/video not supportedFarm Bureau Lays Out Legislative Priorities as Session BeginsJustin SchneiderThe 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly is underway. On Wednesday, several hundred Indiana farmers gathered at the capital to meet with lawmakers on priority issues for the new session. It was the 9th annual Indiana Farm Bureau legislative kickoff, an opportunity for Farm Bureau members to articulate to lawmakers the issues impacting their farms. Topping the list was broadband. Justin Schneider, director of state government relations with Farm Bureau, says lawmakers need to understand just how important this issue is for rural Indiana, “This is not just a rural issue, but we need coverage in small towns and cities. We need it for farms, for businesses and schools. We need to get them to understand that what is available just does not work.”Schneider says, right now, there is no specific plan or bill to deal with the issue, “Indiana does not have a comprehensive strategy on how to expand coverage across the state.” He added many lawmakers do not understand just how poor the coverage is in most of Indiana. The legislature passed a bill last session that dealt with easements for broadband, but was not a bill that moved a plan forward. Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who spoke to the group during the kickoff, expressed support for broadband and said she recognizes the importance of access to rural communities.Another top priority is protecting larger livestock operations. Schneider is hopeful this will not be an issue that comes up in the legislature, “We are hopeful we don’t have to deal with the livestock issue this year.” Last session, a bill designed to provide clarification on regulations on CAFOs became a major controversy and became the framework for strong opposition to livestock agriculture by groups like the Hoosier Environmental Council. A summer study committee produced inconclusive recommendations, and Farm Bureau plans to play defense on any livestock legislation. Crouch also pledged to keep an eye on any livestock-related legislation, “We are all in on growth in the Indiana livestock sector. These operations are vital to the viability of our communities and the agricultural economy.” This summer, with the help of Indiana Farm Bureau, over 50 lawmakers visited Indiana livestock farms to get a first-hand look at modern animal agriculture.Food deserts, tax audits, and annexation are other issues that are on the Farm Bureau legislative agenda. The kickoff concluded with luncheon where farmers and legislators visited one-on-one about the issues and priorities laid out by Farm Bureau. Facebook Twitter Previous articleMore Farm Bill Delays in D.C. ExpectedNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 4, 2018 Gary Truittlast_img read more

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