Hills cleared over ‘bonus bagger’s’ ad complaint

first_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates Hills cleared over ‘bonus bagger’s’ ad complaint 2nd November 2018 | By contenteditor Complainant had taken £1,600 from bonuses after just £60 in deposits Email Address William Hill has been cleared by the UK’s advertising watchdog over a complaint from a ‘bonus-bagging’ customer who the company had barred from receiving promotions.The complainant was blocked from using promotions by Hills’ trading department during this year’s Fifa World Cup after receiving a total of 478 bonuses over the lifetime of the account. The bonuses amounted to more than £1,600, but they had only ever deposited £60.The customer complained about a television advert aired during the latter stages of Russia 2018, on July 8, which stated “William Hill customers are getting more every day of the World Cup. With two extra bet boosts available on all World Cup matches”.The complainant asked the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to investigate whether the claim “two extra bet boosts available on all World Cup matches” was misleading and could be substantiated, because they had stopped receiving them earlier in the competition.However, Hills argued that the customer had been made aware on June 23 – two weeks before the advert aired – that their access to bonuses would be restricted.ASA accepted the operator’s explanation that they ensured the commercial, approved by advertising compliance body Clearcast, did not claim that “all” customers were entitled to the offer, while small print said that restrictions applied.In its ruling, ASA said: “We understood that there were individual circumstances that meant the complainant’s account had been restricted and they had been notified that they were no longer entitled to receive bonuses.“We considered that the particular restriction, which only applied to certain customers based on their individual circumstances, was not significant because those customers were likely to be aware of the restrictions that applied to them and, therefore, it was acceptable not to specifically reference it in the ad.“We therefore concluded that the ad was unlikely to mislead.”A William Hill spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com that the company is “constantly upgrading [its] systems to make sure that bonus abuse becomes a thing of the past”.“Clearly we are happy that the ASA have ruled in our favour,” he said. “There is no specific line where we adjudge a person to be ‘bonus-bagging’, as a result we look at any flagged account on a case-by-case basis.”The ruling was the third in William Hill’s favour in the last year, with just one complaint to the ASA being upheld.Last November, the body found in favour of Hills after a complaint that a five star rating given to its app by the Daily Record was not genuine. In July, the ASA dismissed a complaint that advertised odds for a fictional future football match were misleading.However, in September the operator was found to have erred as an advert for a William Hill Vegas bonus popped up in an app, New MarioKart 8 Trick, that appealed to minors.In July, Hills launched its ‘Nobody Harmed’ responsible gambling initiative after admitting to “falling below” the standards expected by the Gambling Commission, parliament and the general public.At the time, Ciaran O’Brien, director of corporate communications at William Hill, said the bookmaker is “committed” to working with the ASA on implementing new rules on advertising that were introduced earlier this year.“The new ASA code only came in in April and are subject to some interpretation so it may be that until we have some case history we won’t know what is covered by the code but if we have contravened it we will hold our hands up,” O’Brien told iGamingBusiness.com. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Rwanda offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking segment. Personal banking products range from current accounts and short or fixed deposits to personal, vehicle, home and building loans. The corporate division offers financial solutions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations which range from overdrafts, investments and equipment and vehicle loans to purchase and disposal of foreign currency and treasury services. This includes issuing letters of credit and guarantee, export and import trading, insurance premium financing, and e-banking services. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of I&M Bank Limited and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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FTSE 100 crash: a safe haven I’d buy today to get rich and retire early

first_imgFTSE 100 crash: a safe haven I’d buy today to get rich and retire early Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. “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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Royston Wild | Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 | More on: NG Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. It’s abundantly clear by now that a long downturn is in store for the global economy. It means FTSE 100 investors need to be careful going about their business.Earlier this month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its world GDP forecasts for 2020 and predicted a 3% contraction. It warned also that it could continue to reduce its estimates as the full implications of the Covid-19 steadily emerge.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…Be carefulAs I’ve explained before, periods of macroeconomic woe and consequent share market volatility are all part of the investing ‘game’. Over the long term — say 10 years, or more — share pickers can still expect to generate decent returns (of up to 10% a year, studies show).But the chaos created by the coronavirus is likely to create unwanted waves throughout much of the 2020s. The IMF has described this as “[the] worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.” Let’s not forget the turmoil that followed The Wall Street Crash in 1929 hit both rich and poor countries and lasted throughout the following decade.For share investors then, it remains a good idea to remain well invested in safe haven shares, those which can continue growing profits from a long-term perspective, irrespective of broader macroeconomic conditions. And FTSE 100 share National Grid (LSE: NG) is a brilliant buy for these turbulent times.A FTSE 100 dividend heroIts profits outlook for the coming decade is robust for a multitude of reasons. Electricity is a necessary part of life and so the power grid will still be required, irrespective of economic conditions. The Footsie firm has a monopoly on its operations in the UK. And, finally, the Conservatives’ parliamentary majority is so great that the threat of nationalisation from Labour is unlikely to re-emerge until around 2030, at the earliest.Now National Grid isn’t totally immune to the slowing economy. Indeed, the FTSE 100 company recently estimated that the impact of Covid-19 on British energy consumption will result in a bill of around half a billion pounds. This reflects the need for power plants to be shut down, for example. And more of these costs could be in the offing as the economy enters a possibly prolonged downturn.Still, National Grid need not be overly concerned as these are expenses that will ultimately be passed onto the consumer. The profits outlook for the short-to-medium term remains quite stable. City analysts expect the large-cap to follow a 1% earnings rise in the current year (to March 2021) with a slight 2% reversal next year.Its brilliant earnings visibility provides security for income-seekers too. It lays the foundation for brokers to estimate that annual dividends will keep rising in the medium term. And this creates big yields of 5.5% and 5.6% for financial 2021 and 2022 respectively. Combined with an undemanding forward P/E ratio of 15 times, I reckon National Grid is a top value buy. 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Long-term investment: positive outlook gives me hope for a 2021 FTSE 100 rally!

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Long-term investment is a time-tested strategy with positive results, but market volatility can leave investors questioning their methods. With the arrival of vaccines increasingly likely and Brexit uncertainty finally ending, some financial experts believe the FTSE 100 is at the start of a rocketing road to recovery. If true, this spells great news for patient investors riding out the storm of 2020.Avoiding risk with long-term investmentCompanies like Cineworld, Rolls-Royce and IAG have seen their businesses decimated by Covid-19 and their share prices collapse. But positive vaccine news has these shares rising with a vengeance.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…While market volatility can create opportunities for trading shares, it brings additional risk. Many companies with a poor outlook are seeing their shares traded up and down daily because it makes traders and institutional investors a lot of money. But it can create a false sense of optimism, and retail investors are left high and dry when the companies come crashing back down.That’s one reason long-term investing is a better alternative to opportunistic day trading. While it may seem like investors miss out on big upswings, they also avoid the massive drops. History has shown that long-term holders achieve better returns than day traders. Therefore, it’s good to keep in mind that patience pays off.Many long-term holders who saw their portfolios crumble in the March market crash have now recovered all their losses. This shows that the ability to remain patient and invest in strong companies pays off.Buy like BuffettLong-term investment is a strategy advocated by Billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. They encourage investors to research and understand the companies they’re interested in buying. This ensures an investor’s decision to buy shares is backed with self-assured knowledge.They also encourage buying when the share price is lower than its intrinsic value. This means it’s priced at a point that looks undervalued to its sector and future potential. The ultimate aim is to hold the company’s shares for many years. Long-term investment allows the buyer to benefit from the power of compound interest.  So if the company looks to have a competitive advantage and staying power, it could very well be a good addition to a long-term investment portfolio.Why will the FTSE 100 rally?Brexit has been dragging on for four long years. To finally put it behind us, no matter what the terms, will allow the economy to look forward. It leaves the country in a position to reset and rebuild.  If sterling becomes weaker in the process, then it attracts foreign money into the economy, in turn boosting the FTSE 100.The sheer amount of cash held by fund managers and many retail investors could be another reason for a rally. Cash held by fund managers is high, because the 2020 volatility and overhanging uncertainty caused prudence to prevail. But it doesn’t look good for them to horde cash for any length of time. Therefore, pressure is on to invest again. The same goes for retail investors. While they don’t feel the same pressure to get back to investing, temptation may return once Covid vaccines are in widespread use and the economy reopens.I think there’s a good chance 2021 will see a Footsie rally, and it pays to consider long-term investment in equities. 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kirsteen Mackay | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Long-term investment: positive outlook gives me hope for a 2021 FTSE 100 rally! Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

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Video: Presiding Bishop shares message from Ecuador Litoral

first_imgVideo: Presiding Bishop shares message from Ecuador Litoral This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Province IX, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Posted Jul 5, 2016 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Video Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Latin America, Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

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Casa 1217 / H Arquitectes

first_imgCopyAbout this officeHARQUITECTESOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesL’EscalaSpainPublished on March 17, 2016Cite: “Casa 1217 / H Arquitectes ” 17 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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 Photographs:  Adrià GoulaCollaborators:Albert FarellQuantity Surveyor:Carla Piñol MorenoAuthor Architects:David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger TudóCity:L’EscalaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaText description provided by the architects. The plotLocated in l’Escala (Girona) near Montgó Cove with no special urban characteristics. A rectangular–shaped plot of 600 square meters surface with all urban services; soft topography, faces north-south oriented along the plot. There was no pre-existing condition at the site, neither vegetation nor built element. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaConditionsThe program was simple, to develop a house for a couple; however there were some conditions that helped to start taking the first decisions: the house should have two floors to enable views to Pení Mountain and Cap de Creus. The clients also imagined porches as transition spaces in both floors as a way of linking indoor and outdoor environments; a space on the ground floor to work as an auxiliary room and few rooms with bathroom to host guests. Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!PlanProjectDue to the unpleasant surroundings of the plot it was proposed to plant all forms of vegetation on its perimeter. The intention was to modify the perception by densifying with vegetation and to avoid creating a fence. While the ground floor is related to the outdoor space, the first floor is related to landscape views. These conditions define the first logical construction of the house: three horizontal plans completely opened on their perimeter. In order to respond to the ‘comfortable’ programme of the house half of the area of each floor will be occupied by a lightweight ‘box’. These two boxes will be placed in opposite directions on each floor to establish an optimal relation with the exterior space depending on which floor. The box on the ground floor is placed on the north side in order to take advantage of the south orientation of the gallery and contains the kitchen and an auxiliary room/storage working as a porch in summer and as a solar gain space in winter. The box on the first floor holds two small rooms: their size permits to take profit of the appropriation of the exterior gallery space by the users. This space will be used as a balcony in summer and as a study in winter. While the boxes contain the ‘comfortable’ programmed space, the non-programmed gallery spaces are thought to be used with a passive thermal system all over the year. / Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaConstructionThe structure, based on concrete pillars and slabs, is the most important investment of the project budget. It contains the thermal inertia and at the same time characterizes gallery spaces and as a consequence the rest of the house. The strategy of the boxes responds to a mechanical constructive system: they are composed by a balloon frame, OSB panels and plasterboards partitions. The air chamber inside the walls partitions allows the storage of a huge quantity of isolation, avoiding the excess of thermal inertia of the rooms that need to be warmed up quickly during winter time. At the same time it allows to place all the technical elements in a house in which the concrete structure remains completely visible with no hidden elements. Finally, wood- concrete panels have been chosen as cladding for the boxes. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaBuilding behaviourThe galleries that face east and south guarantee a high level of solar gain. They worked without any acclimatisation during winter days and work at the same time as a thermal cushion for the ‘comfort’ spaces. At night, curtains reduce the loss of heat while a wood-burning stove provides acclimatisation. These elements prevent also the house to cool down during periods that is empty. The boxes (well isolated, air-tighted and with no thermal inertia) have an aerothermal heat pump system that brings a quick heating to these spaces when users come back after a long absence. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessProject Abandoned for 27 Years To Be Revitalized in MontenegroUnbuilt ProjectFrom Ancient Rome to the Coachella Festival: A Brief History of Pop-Up ArchitectureArticles Share Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 23 Share Spain “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783879/casa-1217-h-arquitectes Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783879/casa-1217-h-arquitectes Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Projectscenter_img Architects: HARQUITECTES Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 “COPY” CopyHouses•L’Escala, Spain Casa 1217 / H ArquitectesSave this projectSaveCasa 1217 / H Arquitectes Casa 1217 / H Arquitectes Photographs Year: last_img read more

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Fundraising UK Ltd

first_img  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital media Publisher of UK Fundraising (www.fundraising.co.uk).Pioneering consultancy and training provider in online fundraising, having run courses for thousands of charities/voluntary organisations since 1995.Our approach has always been to focus on the practical applications of new media as fundraising tools, encouraging the adoption of low cost or even free tools to help charities achieve rapid results.We share the expertise we’ve gathered both in running the UK Fundraising website as a commercially profitable activity since 1995, and from the extensive information we’ve sourced from online fundraising charities and shared via the site.Needless to say, we keep up to date with the latest tools. So, whether you want half-a-day’s training to catch you up with online fundraising basics, or a session on the fundraising opportunities of Twitter, blogs and RSS feeds, we can help you.We also offer website analysis, providing you with practical and realistic advice on how to turn around a charity website that is failing to generate as much income as it shoud. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  69 total views,  1 views today Fundraising UK Ltd Howard Lake | 7 December 2007 | News Advertisementlast_img read more

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Karl Marx and the working-class struggle today

first_imgIntroductory remarks given at the event “[email protected]: Class Struggle in the Age of Trump,” hosted by Workers World Party, on May 6 in New York City.Welcome to this very special celebration of the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, who was not only a brilliant thinker, but a revolutionary communist.Twenty years ago, the ruling class cheered for the “end of history.” They said Marxism was finally dead and buried. Their long nightmare was over. It would all be smooth sailing and big profits from now on.But here we are in 2018, on the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. In the U.S. and much of the world, interest in Marxism is greater than it has been in decades! Capitalism’s temporary stabilization, based on the destruction of the Soviet Union and the scientific-technological revolution, is coming to an end.Today the world working class is bigger than ever before. Imperialist globalization has destroyed the stable, high-paying jobs that gave the Western powers a degree of social peace. Capitalism offers no security, no future, for youth in the Western countries or anywhere else. As a result, the revolutionary left (and the broader left) is growing rapidly, giving new life to Marx’s ideas.The working class is a dynamic class that is constantly changing. It’s different today than it was in Marx’s time, in Lenin’s time or during the great class battles of the 1930s. It’s different than it was 20 years ago or last year. It’s becoming more international, more diverse, driven by poverty and war across borders in search of work and safety, driven by environmental catastrophe and mass incarceration in the fight for its very survival.Yet today’s working class faces the same fundamental problem of capitalism that Marx exposed long ago: the contradiction between social labor and private ownership for profit.Workers World Party has been working for decades to orient the movement to the changing character of the working class: more oppressed nationalities, more women, more LBGTQ people, migrants, prisoners. We put forward the need for new tactics and new strategies for organizing and fighting back.In 1986 we published the groundbreaking book “High Tech, Low Pay” by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy, and 10 years ago a further development of this analysis for the Internet age, “Low-Wage Capitalism” by Fred Goldstein. Both books have been read by Marxists around the world.In that spirit, today we want to open up a discussion among the new generation of young activists and veteran fighters about who the working class is today, what its biggest problems are, and what is the best way to reach it with a Marxist-Leninist perspective.As communists in the U.S., where imperialism grew up on the labor of African slaves and the theft of Indigenous lands, we try to keep this statement by Marx, from the first volume of “Capital,” always in mind: “Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the Black skin is branded.”In the era of Donald Trump’s undisguised white supremacy and the resurgence of neo-fascist movements in the U.S. and Western Europe, the struggle against racism and for solidarity among all workers is key to advancing the struggle for socialism.So we say thank you, comrade Karl, for your contributions to human liberation, which have stood the test of time. The struggle is long, but victory is certain!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pioneer Agronomy Update 9/27/12 Soybean Yields

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Sep 27, 2012 Darren GoebelWith the corn harvest past the halfway mark in most southern Indiana counties, many growers are starting on their soybeans.  Darren Goebel, field agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, says soybean yields are holding up well despite the worst drought in decades, “We have a lot of our soybean fields averaging around 50 to 60 bpa.” He says the soybeans were able to handle the drought and heat stress of this summer better than other crops. [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/09/gobelrevised.mp3|titles=Pioneer field update 92712] SHARE SHAREcenter_img Home News Feed Pioneer Agronomy Update 9/27/12 Soybean Yields Pioneer Agronomy Update 9/27/12 Soybean Yields Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoybean Yields Surprisingly Good in Southern IndianaNext articleFuels America Members Ready to Deliver RFS Message Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Portantino Sworn in as State Senator for District 25, Representing Pasadena

first_img Sen. Anthony J. Portantino and daughter SofiaToday, Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) joined other newly elected Senators in the 40-member upper house of the State Legislature. With his daughter Sofia by his side, Portantino was sworn in as the State Senator for the 25th District.“I’m honored to join the California State Senate and appreciate the many friends who helped me get here. I’m excited to be in a position to work on issues that are important to my district,” commented Portantino, who previously represented the area as Assembly Member for the 44th District. Portantino used the first day of the legislative session to promote three key legislative priorities.Portantino introduced SB 25, which seeks to create a plan to fully integrate a guaranteed K–14 education. In the Assembly, Portantino was a champion for greater cooperation between community colleges and high schools. SB 25 takes these efforts further, creating a complete K–14 education model in place of separate K–12 and postsecondary education models.“At a time when our economy demands that our students are better prepared, it is imperative that our education model changes with the times,” added Portantino.Always focused on “good government” reform and transparency, Portantino reintroduced SB 24, which updates the Political Reform Act to create better and more accurate financial disclosure requirements for elected representatives.“Looking at Washington, it is clear that it can be hard to get elected leaders to recognize the importance of transparency. I hope that with all the recent focus on conflict of interest, now is the time for California to lead by example and embrace greater disclosure,” commented Portantino.Portantino also introduced SB 23 to extend necessary funding for California’s Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program. Portantino created the Cord Blood program while in the Assembly but its funding is set to sunset next year. SB 23 extends the funding to continue the important public health program for another decade. Because of Portantino earlier efforts, the University of California Davis Hospital has been storing cord blood stem cells and using them to cure leukemia and other blood-related diseases.“Saving stem cells and curing cancer go hand in hand, and I’m very excited to have found a bi-partisan effort to aid that cause. It was very important to me that I begin my time in the State Senate, on issues that save lives and have significant impacts,” concluded Portantino.Sen. Portantino represents about 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Burbank, Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills, Atwater Village, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, San Dimas, Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, and Upland. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News Government Portantino Sworn in as State Senator for District 25, Representing Pasadena Published on Monday, December 5, 2016 | 3:22 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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