Richemont in lift as watch sales thrive KCS-content SWISS luxury goods group Richemont’s five-month sales jumped 37 per cent, beating forecasts and confirming a rebound in the sector as wealthy Asians splash out again on luxury watches and jewellery.Richemont, normally cautious in its outlook, said yesterday net profit for its first half to September should be significantly higher than last year.However, Richemont, which produces mainly in Switzerland, said it would also be hurt by exchange rates, given the surge in the Swiss franc against the euro – its reporting currency – and the dollar.“The improved trading environment is certainly welcomed. However, it is far too soon to draw any conclusions about the sustainability of the economic recovery,” chairman and chief executive Johann Rupert said.Peers like Swatch and LVMH have also reported double-digit growth in watch and jewellery sales in the first half and Swiss watch exports rose almost 20 per cent between January and July, after the worst slump in decades. Richemont shares have risen almost seven per cent this month, hitting a two-month high earlier this week.“Provided the macroeconomic outlook does not deteriorate ahead of the key Christmas period we believe the company could deliver a stronger than expected margin recovery in the next couple of years,” Citi analyst Thomas Chauvet said. whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsapp Wednesday 8 September 2010 8:02 pm Share
Show Comments ▼ StanChart to raise £3bn in rights issue whatsapp Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThis Strategy Game Can’t Be Played Without Sufficient IQTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineSilverSinglesDating After 50 Is Easy: 5 Tips For Getting Back on Your FeetSilverSingleszenherald.comNew DNA Test May Have Biblical Repercussionszenherald.comBrake For It39 1960s Cars, RankedBrake For ItMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDefinitionThe Most Expensive Financial Mistakes In HistoryDefinitionNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021 MoneyWise.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald STANDARD Chartered yesterday confirmed it will launch a £3.3bn rights issue, with major investor Temasek already saying it will take up its full allotment of shares.Existing shareholders will be offered the chance to buy one new share at £12.80 for every eight shares they hold – a 33 per cent discount to the pre-announcement price.The bank denied suggestions the rights issue will create a war chest which will be spent on a major Asian acquisition.It said it is instead preparing for new Basel III rules that will increase banks’ capital requirements. They will need to have a core Tier 1 capital ratio – the ratio between capital equity and risk weighted assets – of at least seven per cent. Standard Chartered already has a ratio of nine per cent, which will rise to 11 per cent after the rights issue. However, the bank says new rules will re-weight of some of its assets, slashing a percentage point from this and local jurisdictions could require an additional 2.5 per cent.Chief executive Peter Sands said the new funds will allow the bank to “continue to seize opportunities across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.” He added it will “safeguard the bank’s ability to take advantage of the opportunities in our markets while meeting the anticipated changes in the regulatory world.” He said the new capital rules could have constrained its asset growth unless new cash was raised. A source close to the bank dismissed suggestions it was responding to a possible bid by JP Morgan.Standard Chartered recently posted record first half profits of $3.12bn (£1.97bn).JONATHAN WILCOXJP MORGANHigh-flying equities banker Jonathan Wilcox is heading up the team advising on the rights issue at JP Morgan.It is perhaps easier to spot the deals he hasn’t advised on over the last two years. He is no stranger to rights issues. Earlier this year he advised Prudential on its failed plan raise £13bn in new funds from its shareholders, as part of its bid to buy AIA from its US owners in a $35.5bn deal.He had more success working alongside fellow JP Morgan bankers Edmund Byers and Charles Pretzlik advising Balfour Beatty in its share placement last year.Also in 2009 he advised Rio Tinto, Great Portland Estates and Lonmin on their rights issues.Wilcox has also worked on a number of big IPOs, advising Jupiter on its pricing in the lead up to its £750m flotation this summer. Also working on the float for JP Morgan were Tim Wise and Edward Squire.Before this he advised New Look on its flotation, which was later pulled.Legal adviser on the deal was Nilufer von Bismarck from Slaughter & May. She advises on a host of corporate deals including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and IPOs. Wednesday 13 October 2010 8:07 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Stats Perform will distribute this data to licensed sportsbook operators around the world, with the agreement to cover more than 600 matches each season. Sports data provider Stats Perform has entered into a global betting video and data partnership with the Argentine Football Association (AFA). “We’re delighted to be able to bring this level of sports entertainment to our global betting partners and their customers.” “Argentine football means fierce rivalries, passionate fans and top quality teams and players,” Stats Perform chief rights officer Alex Rice said. “For many football fans, watching a club game in Argentina is a bucket list ambition. Topics: Sports betting Sports betting Under the five-year agreement, Stats Perform will collect and distribute official data from various major competitions governed by the AFA including the Superliga Argentina, Copa Superliga Argentina, Argentina Cup and Recopa Argentina. Stats Perform lands global data deal with Argentina FA Regions: LATAM Argentina The deal also includes the collection and distribution of video streams through the Stats Perform Watch&Bet service, which already features more than 100 sporting competitions. Sports data provider Stats Perform has entered into a global betting video and data partnership with the Argentine Football Association (AFA). The five-year deal will cover competitions including the Superliga Argentina and Argentina Cup. 9th September 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Photographs: Richard SalampessyText description provided by the architects. This house which has project value of $ 11,200, stands on a five-squares area. Savings conducted by adding pattern of the space which still uses the former building’s structure module, the former ceramics, the former tiles, and also bamboo materials and the dominant exposed cement.
The building renovation of 36 Meter square to 58 Meter square. Main entrance orientation has been modified into the side (garden) in order that the potential of the garden can be more enjoyable. Save this picture!© Richard SalampessyEven though the inside space of the house is small, however its interior made is intended to save space. For example, unification of communal spaces; living room, dining room, and pantry. Creating a built-in cupboard can be considered to save space as well.
The former living room modified into a master bedroom, therefore private area practically is concentrated in one area. Save this picture!© Richard SalampessyTo create a safety and aesthetic elements, folding curtain made in front of the hall next to the building. The folding curtain was made from a combination of iron plates and fiber-cement board.
Shape of the roof is made with one lane in order to have more practical installation. The chosen colors for the house are natural ones, along with the purpose that the house will become dominant and fits the surrounding nature.Save this picture!© Richard SalampessyProject gallerySee allShow lessCankaya Art Center and Concert Hall / ikiArticlesCulver House Development / Dirk Denison ArchitectsArticles Share Photographs CopyHouses•Tangerang, Indonesia Architects: Atelier Riri Area Area of this architecture project Sandar House / Atelier RiriSave this projectSaveSandar House / Atelier Riri 2008 Save this picture!© Richard Salampessy+ 16 Share Year: Sandar House / Atelier Riri Area: 58 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86723/sandar-house-atelier-riri Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86723/sandar-house-atelier-riri Clipboard Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Indonesia Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAtelier RiriOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTangerangIndonesiaPublished on November 07, 2010Cite: “Sandar House / Atelier Riri” 07 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Mark Astarita OBE, Director of Fundraising at the British Red Cross for 17 years, is to join Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward in their fundraising consulting and search practice.The former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising helped treble the British Red Cross’ income while he was there, and is one of the few UK fundraisers to be responsible for raising over £1 billion.SEE ALSO: Astarita calls on charity leaders to defend fundraisers and fundraising The fundraising consultancy he is joining, established less than a year ago, will now be renamed Astarita Aldrich & Ward (AAW). Its clients already include Macmillan, WWF, ActionAid, Leonard Cheshire Disability, The Children’s Society, Concern Worldwide and the Disasters Emergency Committee.Global fundraising hub for Red Cross and Red Crescent movementAstarita will build on his experience in the international Red Cross movement by creating and implementing a “global fundraising hub” for the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement. Based in the UK but available internationally, the tool will help build fundraising capacity and expertise through:• strategic input• data analysis and• global insight.Astarita, Ward and Aldrich will work with 190 societies around the world to create the service, and advise on the best people who can be recruited or developed to deliver the international movement’s fundraising vision.The hub will act as an internal consultancy service to all parts of the movement building fundraising capacity, people and products at national level and globally.Astarita will take up his new role in November. As well as the Red Cross and Red Crescent work he will also be involved in other AAW consulting and recruitment projects.He said: “I have long championed the building of the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s global fundraising capacity. I passionately believe in giving other national Societies the tools to raise their own resources and in the process, inspire their populations to give. The opportunity to lead the Hub working with Imogen and Tobin is very exciting as is the opportunity to join their successful leadership consultancy”.Tobin AldrichPrior to becoming a consultant, Tobin Aldrich led the fundraising and communications functions for major charities such as Concern Worldwide, WWF, Sightsavers and National Deaf Children’s Society. Advertisement Tagged with: British Red Cross Consulting & Agencies 211 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 WATCH: “If you spend it you should be bloody proud of those that raise it”[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAD5pJrQfg[/youtube] Imogen WardBefore she set up Aldrich & Ward with Tobin in September 2016, Imogen Ward was CEO of an African children’s charity, Lessons for Life Foundation. She was previously Fundraising & Marketing Director of the emergency medical charity MERLIN (now part of Save the Children UK) and the Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). She has been a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising since 2013 and currently sits on the BBC’s Appeals Advisory Committee. 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. OBE for Mark Astarita, Director of Fundraising at the British Red Cross (13 June 2015)Mark Astarita to continue to chair Institute of Fundraising (3 July 2013)Institute names award in honour of Gill Astarita (19 September 2008) Mark Astarita joins Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward’s fundraising consultancy 212 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Howard Lake | 25 July 2017 | News
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 www.thepurplepim.com. Among the topics being discussed are: Melanie May | 5 May 2021 | News People from more than 60 different organisations will be speaking at the Festival. Among those presenting are: Advertisement Giselle Cory, Executive Director of DataKind UK, said: Tagged with: data Data4Good DataKind Funders will also be showcasing their own data use, including London Funders and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. “In 2018, the first Data4Good conference took place, hosted by Data Orchard and partners, and we were pleased and surprised by how much engagement and enthusiasm there was for this subject in the charity sector. Since then, the pandemic has underlined the importance of data in helping organisations to respond to changing needs in their communities, and continue to deliver high quality services during times of change. How charities have used data to transform their impact How to produce data visualisationsHow to make the best use of CRMHow to “decolonise” data to make sure it avoids systemic biasHow to make data tell a storyHow to use data science – including natural language processing and modelling – to improve service deliveryHow to use specific tools – like Tableau, Microsoft power tools and Google’s data suite 789 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tickets cost between £45 (for charities with incomes under £100,000) and £95 (for charities with incomes over £1m) and are available here. The Festival is run on a not for profit basis, and there is also a bursary scheme available to help those for whom the ticket price is a barrier. More information on this can be requested by emailing [email protected] The full programme for the festival is available to view here. British Red CrossChange Grow LiveTeach FirstCitizens AdviceStreet LeagueLondon’s Air AmbulanceHEAR Equality and Human Rights NetworkPeabody Housing AssociationTurn2Us The Data4Good Festival is being hosted by DataKind UK, in partnership with around 20 other charities and infrastructure and support bodies, with content for those new to using data, as well as for those who are more experienced. The first Data4Good Festival takes place next week – from 10-13 May, showcasing charities using data to increase their impact. “Data has never been higher on the agenda than it is now. We’re learning more and more how important it is that charities have access to good information for all sorts of reasons – to plan finances, deliver services, and maximise impact. So we’re delighted to welcome an amazing line up of speakers from charities big and small to talk to us at the Data4Good Festival.” Next week sees new festival of data for charity sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
“The #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool event in Seattle yesterday was breathtaking. Never before in the country has an entire district of educators risen up to declare that Black lives matter. It’s hard to even put into words the power of this event,” said Jesse Hagopian, Black educator and co-advisor to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School in Seattle. (iamaneducator.com)Rallies were held at schools throughout Seattle on Oct. 19, along with educational events. Lessons were taught on Black history and institutional racism throughout the day.A racist provocation led to the Black Lives Matter day. For at least a year more than 100 Black men have welcomed students at different Seattle schools as the students enter. The men, organized as Black Men United to Change the Narrative, high-five the students to present a positive image of Black men and to encourage students in their studies.The men had planned another demonstration in September at John Muir Elementary, a multinational school. The event was announced in the local media. But racist websites such as Breitbart also publicized it, and the school received a bomb threat for hosting this positive welcoming action.The school district cancelled the event but dozens of Black community members, encouraged by Black Men United to Change the Narrative, showed up to welcome the students. Students and teachers were resolved to counter this racist threat.A resolution by the Social Equality Educators, a progressive rank-and-file group, was presented to the Seattle Education Association’s Representative Assembly. The resolution called on SEA members to participate in an action by wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts at school, together with Black Men United to Change the Narrative, on Oct. 19. The resolution passed unanimously.Hagopian estimated that about 3,000 teachers and staff, out of 5,000 members, wore the BLM shirts. He said, “There was a joyous atmosphere around the city. … There is so much work to be done to make Black lives truly matter at school. But at the rally for Black lives at lunch time at my high school, Garfield, something happened that let everyone know that change is already happening.“One of our teachers, Janett Du Bois, revealed to everyone in the middle of our rally that the police had murdered her son a few years ago. No one at the school knew about this. It was in that moment of seeing everyone wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts that she found the strength to tell her story. Her bravery to go public has changed Garfield forever. I am so glad that she no longer has to suffer alone with the pain.”Along with the SEA, Social Equality Educators and the NAACP strongly supported the action. Even the school district supported it.Photographs of teachers and students in their BLM shirts at all schools were taken to send to and give encouragement to teachers around the country. More than 200 scholars and professors nationwide signed a statement of support for the Seattle educators. Some leading social justice activists also sent a statement of support, saying, “We’ve got your back.”The Seattle teachers have fought hard to gain the platform to expose racism in their community.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Gary Truitt – Oct 4, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Awards 4-H Scholarship During 4-H Week in Indiana Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a proclamation declaring October 3 – 7 as 4-H Week in Indiana. This week, Hoosier Ag Today announced the presentation of a communications scholarship as part of the Indiana 4-H Congress. Samantha Shank, of Elkhart County, was the recipient the scholarship which was presented a recognition luncheon on Saturday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.Ms. Shank is a freshman at Bethel College whose future plans include being an entrepreneur and professional blogger. “Communications is important for the future of agriculture and rural America, and we want to invest in effective future communicators,” said Gary Truitt, president of Hoosier Ag Today. This scholarship was one of 36 presented in a wide variety leadership areas by the Indiana 4-H Foundation. Hoosier Ag Today has a long history of sponsoring the communications scholarship that has, over the years, been presented to a very diverse group of young people from across the state.The Indiana 4-H program is strong and growing. A component of Purdue Extension, it is one of the state’s largest youth organizations, with more than 130,000 active members representing all 92 counties. Nationwide, more than 6 million young people, 540,000 adult volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni participate in 4-H education and enrichment activities, including after-school programs, camps, workshops, and special events.Although 4-H has a rich history associated with agricultural activities, the organization also has much to offer young people in urban communities, especially in emerging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. According to Renee McKee, Indiana 4-H youth development program leader, “We are very pleased that our 2017 4-H enrollment opened on October 1 and coincides with this year’s 4-H week activities, including the National 4-H Youth Science Day Drone Discovery program.”About Hoosier Ag TodayHoosier Ag Today was founded in 2006 for the specific purpose of serving the informational needs of the Hoosier agricultural community. HAT currently has 65 radio stations broadcasting its programs. In addition, HAT operates a multi-media web site, smartphone app, and publishes a daily e-mail newsletter. In 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016 Hoosier Ag Today was rated the most listened to farm radio network in Indiana by Ag Media Research. Hoosier Ag Today is represented nationally by J.L. Farmakis, Inc.ContactGary R [email protected] Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoybean Processor Investing $30 Million at Port of Indiana-Mount VernonNext articleLate Planted Corn May Yield Better than Expected Gary Truitt HAT Awards 4-H Scholarship During 4-H Week in Indiana SHARE Facebook Twitter
China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information June 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent news website blocked on Tiananmen massacre anniversary ChinaAsia – Pacific News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today protested against the blocking of all access to the independent website Bumei Zhiye on the 14th anniversary of the Tiananmen square massacre on 4 June, in an evident attempt by the authorities to prevent any pro-democracy messages and criticism of the government.”The blocking of this site is the latest of many repressive measures taken by the Chinese government in this present period of political tension,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, noting that four cyber-dissidents were sentenced last week to prison terms ranging from eight to ten years.”It shows yet again the Chinese government’s complete lack of tolerance for freedom of expression on the Internet,” Ménard said, reiterating the organisation’s request to the new Chinese president, Hu Jintao, to allow independent sites to continue to function normally regardless of the political situation.At least several hundred and possibly as many as several thousand pro-democracy demonstrators were killed by the People’s Liberation Army during the night of 3-4 June 1989. Every year since then, the authorities have tried to ensure that no mention is made of the anniversary.The authorities seem to have made it a practice to censor Bumei Zhiye during every important political event. It was for example blocked throughout the 16th Communist Party Congress last November.Started in January 2001, Bumei Zhiye is today one of the main independent websites in China. It was the first to protest last November against the disappearance of the young Internet user, Liu Di, 22, who was secretly detained by the Chinese authorities because of the views she had voiced on the Internet. to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation News