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  • Spice set to give thumbs-up to £247m offer from Cinven by end of September

    first_img UTILITIES services company Spice is expected to recommend a £247m offer from buyout house Cinven by the end of the month after announcing advanced talks yesterday.Cinven has locked Spice into exclusive discussions with a hefty break fee, meaning the prospect of an expensive bidding war with a mystery third party has receded. Spice has agreed not to seek out any rival offers.Cinven’s dealmakers and its advisers are in the final stage of conducting due diligence on the Yorkshire-based installer of water meters, which counts British Airways and Starbucks among its customers. Although Cinven is keen to spend more time scrutinising Spice’s contracts, sources said it expects to make a concrete offer before the exclusivity period runs out on 27 September.Chief executive Martin Towers and finance director Oliver Lightowlers are tipped to stay at the helm if a deal goes through. Towers replaced major shareholder Simon Rigby as boss following a profit warning in December, and proceeded to offload Spice’s loss-making gas and telecoms businesses.Shares in Spice closed up 5.9 per cent at 67p as investors placed their bets on a recommendation of the 70p-per-share offer, which is Cinven’s third punt after two earlier attempts were knocked back by the Spice board.CHRISTOPHER KEMBALLHAWKPOINT PARTNERSBOUTIQUE investment banking outfit Hawkpoint Partners has been at Spice’s side as it has played hard-to-get with Cinven.Vice chairman Christopher Kemball and managing director Chris Robinson are Hawkpoint’s lead advisers on the deal, helped by Serge Rissi. Kemball’s CV includes stints at ING Barings, where he was global head of emerging markets corporate finance, Dillon Read, where he was managing director, and Kleinwort Benson. Robinson joined Hawkpoint from Lloyds Merchant Bank and previously worked at Deloitte Ross Tomatsu.On the opposing side for Cinven are Charlie Batten of Investec and Stephen Georgiadis of Altium Capital. Batten joined Investec from Dresdner Kleinwort after the German bank decided to pull out of the UK?corporate arena. Georgiadis has a wealth of experience in cross-border merger & acquisition projects and debt financings, having begun his career at Hill Samuel & Co in 1983 before moving to Apax Partners in 1985. He started at Altium in 1990.The wrangle between the two companies is reaching a conclusion after months of manoeuvring. Spice dismissed indicative offers of 56p per share and between 62p and 65p per share before relenting at 70p. whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Thursday 2 September 2010 7:52 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero WarsUndoWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld LifestyleUndo Share Spice set to give thumbs-up to £247m offer from Cinven by end of September last_img read more

  • Agius warns EU rules could hurt recovery

    first_img MARCUS Agius, the chairman of the British Bankers’ Association and Barclays, has warned the government that regulators could hinder the recovery by adopting new banking rules more quickly than other countries. In a letter to chancellor George Osborne, Agius argued the UK  risks tipping the playing field of global commerce in favour of rival financial centres. He said: “This is most notable when the UK applies additional requirements to the agreed standards; when it implements them earlier than others; and when it does not use the flexibility the standards permit or not in a manner reflected elsewhere.”Agius added: “These are not just issues for banks; they have a direct impact on the provision and pricing of finance in the economy.”The letter was accompanied by two reports from law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer which show the UK is implementing G20 agreements on banking reform more quickly than other countries. The letter comes as several top UK banks are said to have raised concerns with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over the payment of retention bonuses, amid concerns that international rivals could poach key staff.Barclays, HSBC and Standard Chartered are among the banks said to have concerns over the rules, which prevent them from matching guaranteed bonuses made by competitors, Sky News reported.Published in December, the retention bonus rules acknowledged concerns posed by banks at the time.However, the FSA said banks which wish to offer retention awards must now make a “strong case” to it in order to do so, with the ultimate decision being decided on an individual basis. An FSA spokesperson added: “We always consult with industry and stakeholders and introduce changes at an appropriate time.” Tags: NULL Wednesday 26 January 2011 9:08 pm whatsapp Agius warns EU rules could hurt recovery KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comlast_img read more

  • Morison Industries Plc ( HY2013 Interim Report

    first_imgMorison Industries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Morison Industries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morison Industries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morison Industries Plc (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMorison Industries Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical and hygiene products in Nigeria as well as imports and distributes medical, surgical and hospital consumables. The company is a leader in the field of Woundcare solutions, trauma/arthroplasty and bone graft products in Nigeria. Its Advance Wound Management business offers a range of products from initial wound bed preparation to full wound closure. Antiseptics and disinfectants are marketed under the Morigad brand name. Other well known brands include Gypsona, Dynacast, Soffban, Cutisoft and Leukomed. Morison Industries Plc is involved in merchandising hip, knee and shoulder joints implants as well as ancillary products such as bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery; and is a distributor of the full range of Braun medical products. Morison Agro Allied is a subsidiary of Morison Industries Plc and markets a range of agricultural preparations including herbicides and biocide disinfectants under the brand names Glutacide, Germicide and Lysol. Morison Industries Plc has an export license from the Nigerian Exportation Promotion Council to export shea nuts, cashew nuts, cocoa, ginger, bitter kola and sesame seeds. The company also has a division which manufactures and markets products made from fish oil with High Omega 3 content in addition to selling lifestyle products which improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Morison Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Longhorn Publishers Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

    first_imgLonghorn Publishers Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Longhorn Publishers Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Longhorn Publishers Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Longhorn Publishers Plc (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLonghorn Publishers Plc publishes and sells educational and general books and distributes them through retail and ecommerce channels to customers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Rwanda. Formerly known as Longhorn Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Longhorn Publishers Limited in 2014. The company publishes reading material for all levels of education under five main brands; eLearning material, educational text books, fiction and nonfiction books and material for tertiary colleges and universities. Longhorn Publishers acquired the intellectual property of Sasa Sema Publications Limited and provides reference books, creative works, biographies and general knowledge books in either print or non-print (electronic) format. Longhorn Publishers is the only publisher with full approval by the Ministry of Education in Kenya and mandated to supply text books for 12 key subjects for secondary and primary schools. Longhorn eBooks store is a digital platform created by the publishing house and the largest eBook library in the Africa sub-region. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Longhorn Publishers Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

  • Who is Deon Davids: Ten things you should know about the Springboks forwards coach

    first_imgMore about the South African’s coaching experience from Jon Cardinelli Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who is Deon Davids: Ten things you should know about the Springboks forwards coachDeon Davids is a former head coach of the Southern Kings who was recently added to the Springboks back-room team following Matt Proudfoot’s decision to take up a job with the England national side.Here are a few more facts and stats about South Africa’s forwards coach.Ten things you should know about Deon Davids1. Davids was born on 11 February 1968 in Victoria West, South Africa.2. He played flanker and No 8 at club level for Boland, as well as for the University of the Western Cape.While playing for the latter, he earned an honours qualification in Human Movement Studies.3. Davids first made waves as a head coach for Currie Cup First Division sides such as Boland Cavaliers and South Western District Eagles.4. In the early stages of his career, he served as an assistant coach to the Emerging Springboks team that competed at the Nations Cup in Romania, as well as the South African U20 side.5. During apartheid, rugby was segregated along racial lines and people of colour were barred from coaching or playing for the ‘official’ provincial and national teams.While much has changed since South Africa became a democracy in 1994, very few black coaches have been granted opportunities as head coaches at franchise level.Davids is just the third person of colour – after Chester Williams and Allister Coetzee – to preside over a South African team (the Southern Kings) in Super Rugby or the Pro14.center_img Deon Davids coached Southern Kings before moving to the national set-up (Sportsfile/Getty Images) 6. When the Southern Kings returned to the Super Rugby fold in 2016, Davids was given the unenviable task of managing a team that was short on money and resources. The Kings won two of their 15 matches.In 2017, however, the Kings broke a number of franchise records. The plucky side from the Eastern Cape scored inaugural wins in Argentina and Australia, and even managed to finish ahead of the Bulls on the Super Rugby table.7. In late 2017, SANZAAR reduced the number of teams in the Super Rugby tournament from 18 to 15. The Kings, as well as the Cheetahs and Western Force, were relegated.Most of the top players left the region as a result, and Davids was forced to rebuild a new squad ahead of a challenging new venture into the Pro14.8. Davids is an admirer of the All Blacks and the culture the team has created during an era of dominance. He lists Legacy by James Kerr and The Jersey by Peter Bills as his favourite books. Both explore the correlation between culture and success.9. Many people in South African rugby circles believe that Davids has the makings of a future Springboks head coach.In the lead-up to the 2019 Rugby Championship opener in Johannesburg, Davids was spotted at a Springbok training session wearing a team tracksuit and chatting with the other coaches. Erasmus played down speculation at the time, stating that Davids had joined the session as ‘an observer’.10. Following the 2019 Rugby World Cup, SA Rugby confirmed that Davids would succeed Matt Proudfoot as the Springboks forwards coach.When the pandemic-enforced lockdown ended in September 2020, Davids was given the opportunity to coach the ‘Gold team’ in a Springbok trial match staged at Newlands.last_img read more

  • The house in the thicket / Kasper Bonna Lundgaard M.Arch

    first_img Houses 2012 Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna Lundgaard+ 36 Share Norway The house in the thicket / Kasper Bonna Lundgaard M.Arch The house in the thicket / Kasper Bonna Lundgaard M.ArchSave this projectSaveThe house in the thicket / Kasper Bonna Lundgaard M.Arch ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  244 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Projects CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway ArchDaily Architects: Kasper Bonna Lundgaard M.Arch Area Area of this architecture project Mi madre y mis dos hermanos menores necesitan una casa más pequeña y más simple para vivir. Mi hermano menor, Juan, tiene síndrome de Down. Era obvio que deberían tener una casa que reciba menos mantenimiento y menos metros cuadrados. Un aspecto importante acerca de la casa es la necesidad de hacer del espacio un lugar estimulante y un hogar seguro para Hans. Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna LundgaardRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window Replacements La casa está pensada como un lugar para crecer y un lugar para envejecer. Yo quería hacer una casa donde una vida entera pueda ser vivida. Una casa con un montón de lugares y situaciones, pero con una pequeña cantidad de espacio interior climatizado. Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna Lundgaard En la isla donde se encuentra la casa, en el fiordo de Oslo en el sur de Noruega, hay un verano largo y exuberante. Sin embargo, hay un viento constante de la mayor parte del año, especialmente cuando el sol está fuera. Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna LundgaardEl resultado de estos parámetros se convirtió en una vivienda que consiste en una pequeña casa principal, una casa de invitados, un invernadero y una cochera. Los edificios están situados de manera que forman un atrio. La idea era hacer una casa que pueda existir tanto en exteriores como en interiores. Durante los meses de verano, la casa se encuentra en el atrio, en el invernadero y en los bosques circundantes. Durante la primavera y el otoño, el invernadero y el atrio se convierten en una extensión de la casa principal, y en el invierno se mantiene dentro. El invernadero está situado al sur del atrio actuando como rompevientos, mientras que igual permite pasar la luz. Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna Lundgaard La casa principal se divide en dos partes. Una zona privada con dormitorios y un baño, y una zona más pública con cocina y sala de estar. Las dos partes están separadas por una pared funcional utilizada para el almacenamiento.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna LundgaardLa casa consta de un sistema simple en marcos de madera, y fue diseñado para que todos los de materiales de construcción puedan llevarse y levantarse en su lugar. Esto era importante ya que estaba construyendo la casa yo mismo.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna LundgaardVisto desde una perspectiva de sostenibilidad, la vivienda representa una filosofía simple. Tiene una pequeña área cubierta climatizada, mientras que está diseñada para utilizar el jardín en una mayor parte del año. En lo posible, todos los materiales de construcción son renovables. Casi todos los de materiales de construcción (incluido el aislamiento) están hechos de madera, y la vivienda sólo se calienta con leña. La pared y techo son semi-permeables permitiendo una respiración. Estas medidas le da un buen clima interior y bajo consumo de energía.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Kasper Bonna LundgaardProject gallerySee allShow lessVenice Biennale 2012: Feeling at HomeArticlesVIDEO: New World Symphony / Frank Gehry by Cristobal PalmaArticles Share Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKasper Bonna Lundgaard M.ArchOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloHousesNorwayPublished on October 08, 2012Cite: “The house in the thicket / Kasper Bonna Lundgaard M.Arch” 08 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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  • CC House / Sommet

    first_imgArchDaily Photographs 2019 Bolivia CC House / Sommet Photographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSommetOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta Cruz de la SierraOn FacebookBoliviaPublished on January 07, 2021Cite: “CC House / Sommet” [Casa CC / Sommet] 07 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Sommet Area Area of this architecture project Projects CC House / SommetSave this projectSaveCC House / Sommet Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Design Team:Juan Carlos RojasStructural Engineer:Fernando AragonHydrosanitary Engineering:Federico FerrufinoElectrical Engineering:Reynaldo CabreraLandscape:Maria Ines SaavedraCollaborators:Yazmin Lara Alub, Diego Frias SalazarCity:Santa Cruz de la SierraCountry:BoliviaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The CC house is located on a sloping terrain, which has  a double access. This condition allowed us to use the privileged position to organize the house in a composition of two volumes that overlap each other. The lower volume contains the public program of the house, while the upper volume contains a private access from the garage that leads directly to the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe lower floor is organized under the concept of an open plan and integrates all the social spaces of the house, maintaining a fluid communication. Despite the house rises and is separated from the ground, an explicit communication is established between the interior and the exterior of the house. Each space opens its views towards the garden, allowing a direct visual communication between the interior and the exterior.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe orientation of the house responds to sun exposure. The sides become blind walls as protection from the sun and define the volumes of the house. In this way we can also direct the views towards the lowest point of the terrain, taking advantage of the privileged views of the surroundings.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe materiality of the house reveals its structural solution, leaving it bare and visible as an integrated part of the architectural composition. The concrete beams that support the slabs act as dividing axes between both levels and allowing to highlight the formal purity of the composition.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaProject gallerySee allShow lessBambow Suspended Flying Bridge / Atelier LAISelected ProjectsOficinas Wakasabi / WakasabiSelected Projects Share “COPY” Sebastian Fernandez de Cordova, Maria Ines Saavedra, Mariano Donoso, Erika Peinado Area:  3788 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cortizo, Knauf, Kohler, ACT 3D, S.C.A, Trimble Navigation, VASA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: last_img read more

  • Beth Breeze wins AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize

    first_imgBeth Breeze wins AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize  128 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Awards research “Writing this book was a labour of love because I feel strongly that fundraising is a crucial yet overlooked, and often misunderstood, profession. I hope that the book helps to challenge the illogical position whereby charities are widely admired, but the people who bring in the funding that enables charitable activity to take place, are not.”Breeze worked as a fundraiser and charity manager before co-founding the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, where she now leads a team conducting research and teaching courses on philanthropy and fundraising. She has written the annual Coutts Million Pound Donor Report since 2008, co-authored Richer Lives: Why Rich People Give (2013), The Logic of Charity: Great Expectations in Hard Times (2015) and co-edited The Philanthropy Reader (2016). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 16 April 2018 | News  127 total views,  1 views today Senior lecturer on social policy and director of the Centre for Philanthropy Beth Breeze has been awarded the 2018 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy for her book The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?.Published by Policy Press in 2017, The New Fundraisers provides a global overview on the purpose and history of fundraising, with in-depth data from an extensive study of UK fundraisers. The book is an empirically-based and theoretically-informed account of the makeup and role of fundraisers, how fundraising works in practice and what kinds of skills and training make for an effective fundraising professional.Each year, the AFP Research Council awards the Skystone Partners Prize for Research to the author or authors of a book that contributes substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behaviour. The award is funded by an endowment established by fundraising consultants Skystone Partners.Commenting on her prize, the jury said:“This excellent volume was selected because of its value as a research study that centres itself outside of the United States. Dr. Breeze’s book argues that fundraising is about much more than simply ‘raising funds’ by asking donors, as the process must also include the complex work of cultivation by the practitioner. “Prior to now, most researchers have focused on individual donors, their characteristics and their motivations. Dr. Breeze flips the script and, through empirical research, helps us understand the fundraiser. We commend Dr. Breeze for strong research and an accessible book that can forward our field.” Breeze said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

  • May Day – Havana

    first_imgHavana, CubaPhoto: Bill HackwellFive Cuban heroes led the 2015 May Day “United in the Construction of Socialism” march in Havana, and then joined Cuban President Raúl Castro and Bolivarian Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro under the statue of José Martí in Revolution Square. On Dec. 17, the U.S. released the last three of the Cuban 5 — Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Ramón Labañino Salazar and Gerardo Hernández Nordelo — from 16 years of unjust imprisonment, and they returned to Cuba, where they joined their comrades René González Sehwerert and Fernando González Llort, who had been released earlier. Washington also recognized that day the legitimacy of Cuba’s socialist government. Cuba’s victory celebration is continuing.Workers, organizers and activists from North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean joined the Cuban people on May Day — but the day was especially meaningful for the tireless organizers who brought the cry to free the Cuban 5 to every corner of the globe.Following May Day, the five Cuban heroes are heading to Venezuela in an act of solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and a human response to President Barack Obama’s sanctions imposed on Venezuela and other destabilization schemes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Blogger cleared of “insult to prophets” but still guilty of “insulting Supreme Guide”

    first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Blogger Mojtaba Saminejad was cleared of “insulting the prophets” by a court in Tehran on 28 June, for which he faced the death penalty, but must still serve a two-year sentence for insulting the Supreme Guide. Reporters Without Borders repeated its call for the release of the young blogger, who has been held in custody since 12 February 2005. to go further June 9, 2021 Find out more Two other webloggers and cyberjournalists, Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi and Mojtaba Lotfi, have also been imprisoned since February 2005.__________________________________________________________________________________07.06.2005Blogger Mojtaba Saminejad gets two-year prison sentenceReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the fate of 25-year-old blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, who has been sentenced to two years in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court for “insulting the Supreme Guide” and who is due to be tried soon on a separate charge of insulting the prophets, which carries a possible death penalty.The press freedom organisation urged all bloggers to mobilise on behalf of the young blogger, who was arrested on 12 February. “All blogosphere messages of solidarity are welcome,” the organisation said. “We know that these message reach the prisoners and help put pressure on the Iranian authorities, especially in the run-up to the presidential election. It is vital for people to talk about Mojtaba.”Mojtaba’s lawyer, Mohammad Saifzadeh, said the two-year sentence was handed down after a hearing on 23 May in which his client was not allowed to speak freely. To intimidate him, the authorities had him accompanied in court by the police officers who interrogated him in prison.He will appear in court again on 22 June to be tried on a charge of “insulting the prophets and the holy imams.” This extremely serious accusation could result in his being found guilty of apostasy, which carries the death penalty under article 512 of the Islamic criminal code.Various initiatives are under way on the Iranian Internet in support of Mojtaba. Internet users have dedicated a blog to him in both English ( and in Farsi ( Some 50 Iranian bloggers are openly backing him. The Penlog bloggers group has also firmly condemned his conviction (see the petition set up by the Committee to protect bloggers :…——————————-23.05.05Imprisoned blogger Mojtaba Saminejad ends hunger strikeMojtaba Saminejad ended his hunger strike, on 14 May 2005, a week after he started it, apparently as a result of appeals from his family. The weblogger was summoned, on 23 May, by the 13th chamber of the peoples‚ revolutionary court in Tehran. He has been formally accused of acting against “national security” and is due to go on trial next month. ——————————–16.05.05Imprisoned blogger goes on hunger-strikeReporters Without Borders today called on bloggers throughout the world to post messages in support of Iranian blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, who has been in prison since 12 February and who began a hunger-strike on 14 May.”The life of this young blogger is in danger as he is being held in a prison where several detainees have died or have been injured in violence between inmates,” the press freedom organization said.”You must talk about him on the Web and in the media in order to put pressure on the Iranian authorities,” the organization said, adding, “all bloggers must feel concerned about his fate and that of his two colleagues who are also imprisoned.”According to his family, Mojtaba initially tried to file a complaint about mistreatment but his interrogators replied they were going to put him in a detention centre where he would “regret having complained.” He is currently held in Gohar Dashat prison (in a Tehran suburb), which has a reputation for mistreatment of detainees. He shares his cell with non-political prisoners.Mojtaba’s father, Sfar Saminejad, told the student news agency ISNA, “I wrote several letters to the authorities to complain about the unacceptable conditions in which my son is being detained, but no one replied.”Mojtaba’s hands and feet were in chains when he appeared in court on 11 May.A few days ago, Iranian bloggers launched a petition calling on the head of the judicial system, Ayatollah Sharoudi, to grant Mojtaba a pardon and unconditional release( An earlier petition was initiated shortly after his arrest ( other bloggers and cyber-journalists have been detained since February. They are Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi and Mojtaba Lotfi.——————-12.02.05Appeal court confirms prison for cyber-dissident while blogger is reimprisonedCondemning the imprisonment of two Iranian Internet users in the past 10 days, Reporters Without Borders said Iran was undergoing the Middle East’s biggest-ever crackdown on online free expression.Cyber-dissident Mojtaba Lotfi was imprisoned on 5 February after an appeal court confirmed a sentence of three years and 10 months in prison for posting “lies” on the Internet. Blogger Motjaba Saminejad, who was freed on bail of 500 million rials (43,000 euros) at the end of January, was reimprisoned on 12 February when a judge doubled the bail, making it impossible for him to raise the money.”How can Iranian officials parade at a UN summit on the Internet at the same time as they are jailing bloggers?” Reporters Without Borders asked, referring to Iran’s participation in a preparatory meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in two days’ time.”We will go to this meeting to ask them to free the cyber-dissident and two bloggers who are in prison in Iran,” the press freedom organization said. “We will also remind them that they will have to respect the undertaking given during the first WSIS stage, namely respect for article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”The sentence of three years and 10 months that was upheld on appeal was originally imposed on Lotfi, a theology student from the holy city of Qom, by a lower court on 14 August. But he was allowed to remain free at the time after paying bail of 650 million rial (55,000 euros). Lotfi used to be a journalist with the pro-reform daily Khordad, which the authorities closed in 2000. He was arrested for the first time in May 2004 and imprisoned in Qom after posting an article entitled “Respect for human rights in cases involving the clergy” on, a news site about Qom. Naqshineh is also being prosecuted, above all because of its articles on the last legislative elections, and it has been blocked since March 2004 on the orders of the Qom authorities.Saminejad was told his bail had been raised to 1 billion rials when he was summoned by the Tehran prosecutor’s office for a hearing on 12 February. He was first arrested in November 2004 for reporting the arrests of three fellow bloggers in his former blog ( While detained, his blog address was transferred to the blog of a group of hackers linked to the Iranian radical Islamist movement Hezbollah ( After his release, he relaunched his blog using a new address (, which may have the reason for his re-arrest.The other blogger currently in prison is journalist Arash Sigarchi, who was arrested on 17 January in the northern city of Rashat for keeping a banned blog called Panhjareh Eltehab (The Window of Anxiety), in which he reported the recent arrests of cyber-journalists and bloggers.The second stage of the WSIS is being organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) under UN aegis in Tunis in November (see the official site: A preparatory meeting (prep com) is taking place in Geneva from 17 to 25 February. Reporters Without Borders repeated its call for the release of the young blogger, who has been held in custody since 12 February 2005.Lawyer for Mojtaba put testimony before the judges from two conservative ayatollahs that the articles posted by his client could not been interpreted as insulting to the prophets.The blogger had been sentenced to two years in prison at an earlier hearing before another Tehran court for “insulting the Supreme Guide”. He has so far not been allowed to appeal against this ruling. RSF_en Follow the news on Iran Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News IranMiddle East – North Africa News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Blogger Mojtaba Saminejad was cleared of “insulting the prophets” by a court in Tehran on 28 June, for which he faced the death penalty, but must still serve a two-year sentence for insulting the Supreme Guide. 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