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St James’s Place profit leaps 70pc

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL St James’s Place profit leaps 70pc Share KCS-content Wednesday 23 February 2011 8:58 pm PROFITS at wealth manager St James’s Place grew 70 per cent yesterday, despite the group being hit by a £6.2m charge.The firm said it had to pay a £4.8m interim levy into the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, resulting from the collapse of Keydata, as well as a £2.4m annual levy charge. St James’s profits before shareholder tax for the year to 31 December still managed to hit £84.2m, up 69 per cent on a year earlier. Its funds under management hit a record £27bn, up 26 per cent on a year earlier.The strong results will calm fears that major stakeholder Lloyds Banking Group could sell its 60 per cent holding imminently.Speculation over a possible disposal arose after the bank said it would dispose of over £200bn of its non core assets within five years. Lloyds has since said it is not looking to sell its stake. Chief executive David Bellamy said: “While the road to recovery for the UK economy is likely to remain challenging, the need for trusted financial advice is greater than ever.”Panmure Gordon analyst Barrie Cornes was upbeat on the results.He said: “Our view is that while there is an overhang from Lloyds’ stake, if there was to be placement of that stake, it wouldn’t be at a huge discount, it would be very small, if a discount at all.” Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

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PlanetPay365 links up with Serie A’s Torino

first_img Email Address Marketing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In addition, PlanetPay365 branding will feature on the club’s official television channel. Torino currently occupies the final relegation place in the 2020-21 Serie A table, but are just two points behind Cagliari outside of the relegation zone. Under the agreement, PlanetPay365 branding will feature on pitchside LED advertising hoardings inside the team’s Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Tags: PlanetPay365 Torino FC SKS365 SKS365-owned Italian payment provider PlanetPay365 has entered into a new partnership with Torino FC, which plays in the country’s top-tier Serie A club football competition.center_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing Branding will appear during the team’s next four home games at the stadium, including this weekend’s match against Inter Milan and the local derby game with Juventus on 4 April. Regions: Italy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 12th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher PlanetPay365 links up with Serie A’s Torinolast_img read more

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2 UK shares for me to buy today

first_img Speaking of growth shares… Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2 UK shares for me to buy today FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Thomas owns shares of IG Group Holdings. 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. See all posts by Thomas Carr Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Thomas Carr | Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 | More on: IGG JUST Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m always on the lookout for UK shares. One I’m watching at the moment is Just Group (LSE: JUST). The FTSE 250 firm specialises in insurance for the retirement market, for both pension schemes and individuals. It takes the insurance premiums it receives and invests them in bonds and mortgage portfolios.In 2020, new business sales rose 12% to £2.1bn. This was largely on the back of a buoyant defined-benefit market, where transaction volumes were near all-time highs. The group also reduced its exposure to the UK property market and to lifetime mortgages in particular.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…Just Group hasn’t yet released profit figures for the full year. But first-half profits were £245m, up from £102m 12 months before. That’s only 19% below the £302m profit for the whole of the prior year. The current share price means the market cap of the company is less than three times last year’s profit. With this year’s earnings looking likely to exceed 2019’s, Just Group shares looks cheap to me. That’s especially the case as it’s trading at a 60%+ discount to its net asset value. Part of the recent surge in profits comes from uplifts in its financial holdings, in response to lower interest rates. When interest rates eventually rise, some of that gain will be lost. Just Group also remains exposed to the UK property market, which could still suffer due to Covid-19 and subsequent economic hardship.But I still think underlying earnings are strong enough to justify me buying this UK share.Adding to my holdings of this UK shareOne of my favourite shares is IG Group (LSE: IGG). The firm — which provides its customers with access to trade the financial markets — announced impressive results for the six months to the end of November. Its record performance saw revenue and after-tax profits rising 67% and 127% respectively, from a strong period the year before. The number of active clients rose 55% to 238,000.Even before these results, I thought IG shares looked cheap. They currently trade at a P/E (price-to-earnings ratio) of around 12. But after a stellar H1 performance, they look even more attractive to me.The unpredictable events of 2020 created a tailwind for the group, with financial market volatility attracting more customers to its platform. A return to normal levels of volatility would no doubt take some of the shine off. But I still think it remains a great UK share for me to buy.International expansionThe group is growing globally and its international growth looks set to continue, with IG recently announcing an acquisition of US-based Tastytrade, an online brokerage and trading education platform. Tastytrade has registered impressive growth since its inception, and now boasts over 105k active clients.The acquisition significantly expands IG’s presence in the US, the world’s largest trading market and also among the fastest growing. This acquisition provides product, geographic and regulatory diversification for IG.There are concerns from some investors that IG has overpaid. On top of that, just as national governments have increased their regulation of the betting industry, they could also turn their attention to spread-betting products. For IG Group, this is a key risk, and it’s one that could impact profits. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Black Friday Rugby Deals 2020 – New offers added

first_imgThe best oval-ball bargains on offer this week Buy Now from Amazon for £25.99Asics South Africa 20/21 Travel HoodieThe Springboks may not be playing any Tests this year but they’re still world champions and this hoodie (RRP £58) is an understated way to show support.Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £46Adidas Predator XP Soft Ground BootsNeed a new pair of rugby boots? Usually £169.95, you can save more than £50 on this Adidas pair over Black Friday.Buy Now from Adidas for £118.97Save 25% at Raging BullPhil Vickery’s brand Raging Bull is known for its heritage and quality – and there is 25% off everything during its Black Friday Event.Check out Raging BullMacron Scotland 20/21 Home Replica ShirtSave £10 on the latest Scotland strip (RRP £70), complete with collar and gold trim.Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £60Canterbury Phoenix 3.0 Soft Ground Rugby BootSave up to £20 on this pair (RRP £64.95), which are ideal as the weather turns wetter.Buy Now from Amazon from £43.99 £20 voucher for every £100 you spend at Lovell RugbyLovell Sports are offering shoppers a £20 voucher for every £100 spent between 24 and 30 November. They also have savings on the British & Irish Lions range right now.Check out Lovell RugbyAdidas New Zealand 19/20 Home Replica ShirtSave £20 on the current All Blacks jersey (RRP £65).Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £45Canterbury Men’s Uglies Open Hem Stadium PantsStay warm and comfortable whether training outdoors or relaxing at home with these tracksuit bottoms (RRP £45) – and save more than £16 with this offer.Buy Now from Amazon from £28.99Half-price Rugby World magazine subscription!Yes, Rugby World has a great Black Friday offer for you too. Save 50% on a magazine subscription until 10am (GMT) on Tuesday 1 December.Buy Now from Magazines Direct from £16.49All Blacks Supporters Bomber JacketLightweight but insulating – and you can save 30% on this Adidas coat (RRP £64.95) right now.Buy Now from Adidas for £45.47Macron Italy 19/20 LS Cotton ShirtThis stylish long-sleeved shirt (RRP £50) featuring the Italian flag colours is currently half price!Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £25Canterbury Stampede 3.0 Pro Soft Ground Rugby BootSave up to £29 on this pair (RRP £79.95), which are rated amongst our best rugby boots for forwards in 2020.Buy Now from Amazon from £50.99Save 15% at England Rugby StoreEngland Rugby Store is offering 15% off products sitewide for the whole of Black Friday Week, so whether you want a replica jersey or a rose-branded pint glass, there are savings galore.Check out England Rugby StoreCanterbury Women’s Vapodri Evader Hooped Rugby JerseyWith Vapodri technology to keep you cool and a flattering cut on the sleeves, this shirt (RRP £37) is a great look on or off the field. And you can save more than a tenner right now.Buy Now from Amazon from £24.99 4Athlts ID Duffel Bag MediumNeed a new kit bag? This Adidas bag (RRP £42.95) comes in three colours – black, blue and grey – and can switch from a duffell to a rucksack. Plus, there’s up to 25% off!Buy Now from Adidas from £32.22Amazon has a plethora of Black Friday deals – we’ve highlighted the best ones above or head to the Amazon rugby section for more. 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. (Getty Images) center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Black Friday Rugby Deals 2020Whether treating yourself or doing your Christmas shopping, Black Friday is a great time to bag a bargain!Black Friday itself is 27 November but there are already brilliant offers available and below we have all the information you need to take advantage.If you’re looking for a new pair of rugby boots or a replica shirt, check out our buyers’ guides for the best rugby kit. And we have a round-up of the best rugby books of 2020 too.Black Friday Rugby Deals 202040% off the British & Irish Lions Hackett CollectionThere are big Black Friday savings on the Lions’ Hackett range, like this sweatshirt reduced from £135 to £81.Check out the Hackett rangeVX-3 Ireland 2019-20 Kids Vintage Rugby ShirtThis classic-look shirt (RRP £40) is better than half price right now – there are ones available for other countries too.Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £12Karrimor Alpinister Down Men’s JacketLooking to stay warm this winter? You can save more than 65% on this lightweight down jacket (RRP £159.99), which is available in black and blue.Buy Now from Sports Direct for £50Kooga Senior Rugby Tackle BagThere are a host of offers on tackle bags and contact shields on Lovell Rugby, including £25 off this Kooga one (RRP £150).Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £125Mizuno Rebula 3 RG Pro SI SGSave 50% on these black-and-silver boots (RRP £130). You can also have these personalised.Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £65Polo Ralph Luaren Polo 4092 SunglassesPining for warmer weather? When the sun does come out these shades (RRP £135) will come in handy – and there is more than 50% off right now.Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £60Le Coq Sportif France 19/20 HoodieAn alternative to the replica shirt to show your support for France – and there’s nearly a third off this hoodie (RRP £65).Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £46England Rugby Home Replica Pro Jersey TopUmbro are offering 20% off their England range right now, including a saving of £20 on the replica pro jersey (RRP £100).Buy Now from Umbro for £80 Canterbury Adult Reinforcer Rugby HeadguardSave 48% on this scrum cap, which conforms to World Rugby’s specs (usual price £50). Great if you’re getting ready to return to training once restrictions allow.last_img read more

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Apopka High School Debate: High Key, Blue Key

first_img TAGSApopka High SchoolFlorida Blue Key Debate and Speech CompetitionThe Blue and White Previous articleUpdated Traffic Alert: Road ClosureNext articleOne million bass coming to Lake Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A student’s account of Apopka High at the Blue Key Debate and Speech CompetitionBy Matida (Staff Writer for The Blue and White Apopka High School Newspaper)Gainesville – Cobblestone streets, a clock tower, and students in their best business attire. You can hear the buzzing of children reading their cases over and over making sure everything is perfect, others practicing their pieces, some of the humor, drama, and even horror. You can feel the wave of anxiety hit like a tsunami as the clock ticks and with every passing moment, we come closer to the first round of the Blue Key Speech and Debate competition.On October 27, Apopka High School went to Blue Key, a speech and debate competition that brings kids from all parts of Florida to compete for the 1st place Blue Key trophy. When the bus pulled up to Apopka High School, seven students stepped on with almost 35 other students from schools in Florida, all wanting to win. As we all took our seats on the bus headed towards the University of Florida, things became very exciting with the laughing at who knows what and that loud talking you do on buses because the engine is so loud.Arriving at the Hilton Hotel on the University of Florida’s campus, those same seven students stepped off the bus and looked in awe at the massive windows and almost Victorian-styled peaks. We walked through the doors into the hotel lobby and could smell a mixture of freshly waxed floors and some sort of spice. The hotel lobby had a sort of fall flair with its scarecrow that wasn’t at all scary and some pumpkins to match. The floors were a nice light cream colored tile that was so waxed you could almost see your reflection. To your left, they had four black leather chairs that were fit for royalty and a marble table that was shaded black and gray. To your right, you could see another type of sitting area with couches and other chairs in arrays of colors.The rooms in the Hilton held the same awe as the lobby with its two queen-sized beds and light oak wood furniture. The bathroom had an interesting shower as it curved almost like the shape of a peanut. There was also a vanity with that superstar look and its extra makeup mirror.We unpacked our bags into the double-sided closet, which came in handy with three girls with suitcases that could have been used on a one month trip, let alone a four-day trip.  After the bags were unpacked and more comfortable clothes put on, we headed downstairs to play Cards Against Humanity, which was an interesting game that brought laughs and some dumbfounded stares from not understanding the jokes. After everyone was finished and curfew drew near, we went back upstairs to our rooms and got in bed ready for the festivities to come.The first day of the competition consisted of coffee and that feeling you get in your chest when you are nervous and excited all at the same time. When we arrived at the University of Florida, our Apopka High School debate team separated and went to their events.  Unfortunately, we didn’t see each other very much during the competition because it is a very large campus, so let’s just say it’s very easy to get lost and never see anyone you know.The second day of the competition was a lot more nerve-wracking than the first because the more rounds you win the harder it becomes; with a certain number of losses you won’t win a trophy, and that, of all things, is the most nerve-wracking thing of all.The third day and the last before semifinals and finals began with Dunkin Donuts and a lot more coffee throughout the day. Round after round you would see girls walking around barefoot or with slippers on with their heels in their hands and guys with suit jackets thrown effortlessly over their shoulders trying to stay cool in any kind of way. At the end of the day, a list was sent out to the debate coaches stating who made it to semifinals and one of the seven Blue Darters, Christopher Hamilton, made it to semifinals in congressional debate.The last day of the competition mostly consisted of support for those who made it to semifinals in their event,  and we also were lucky enough to get a tour of UF free of charge. The tour consisted of seeing the clock tower and the auditorium.As the competition came to a close, we left victorious as one of the seven got a paper weight for semi-finals of congressional debate. We enjoyed some victory ice cream and headed back to the place it all began, the clock tower with the cobblestone streets. We got on the bus and headed back to Apopka, but the festivities didn’t end just because Blue Key did. On the bus, a debate about feminism was engaged and ended peacefully with both sides agreeing to disagree, but mostly the debate ended because we made it back to the school and everyone was really tired and that was our Blue Key trip.Matida is a senior at Apopka High School, and a staff writer for the school newspaper Blue and White. She has many dreams and aspirations, one of them being to create a magazine and be known for inspiring the youth. In her staff bio, she goes by only her first name. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! 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CS House / Alric Galindez Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Villa Arelauquen, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784062/cs-house-alric-galindez-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Albano García+ 15 Share CS House / Alric Galindez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCS House / Alric Galindez Arquitectos Photographs Area:  525 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784062/cs-house-alric-galindez-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAlric Galindez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilla ArelauquenArgentinaPublished on March 21, 2016Cite: “CS House / Alric Galindez Arquitectos” 21 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?多功能家庭聚会住宅 / Alric Galindez Arquitectos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 Year:  Architects: Alric Galindez Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Argentina 2005 “COPY” Houses “COPY” CS House / Alric Galindez Arquitectos Photographs:  Albano García, Jeremías Thomas, Javier Agustín RojasCollaborators:Alfredo Quiroga, Sofía Peluffo, Joaquín AdotStructural Engineer:Susana MarconiInstalations:Gaviño, Nieto, Beverati, AnsaldoConstruction:Zapata y CanaleDesign Team:Santiago Alric, Carlos Galindez, Federico LloverasCity:Villa ArelauquenCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jeremías ThomasRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The site is located over a dry hill with little vegetation. When one stands there, we naturally face towards the landscape trying to include both the mountains and Gutierrez Lakes in one view.Save this picture!© Jeremías ThomasEvery landscape is a subjective interpretation of a territory; therefore it is necessary to understand what limits our landscape. This is why our field of work surpasses the site´s limits. We understand there are two different points of view: one from afar approaching the site and one from within the house towards the landscape.Save this picture!SectionFrom the outside, the house stands on its territory modifying and establishing a new landscape of contrasts through an object of pure geometry. The house develops in two simple volumes enhancing the expression of the building in its materials: wood and rock. The wood is interpreted by a reconstruction of its veins by the succession of different Cypress wooden planks with different widths. The rock, composed the same way granite is, by mixing different small rocks of various sizes and colors, is materialized by a washed plaster made of thick sand of various colors and sizes.Save this picture!© Jeremías ThomasFrom the inside, according to needs of its inhabitants, we understood the house as a series of family reunions. Hence, the upper level was thought as a social and meeting space, where all of the functions are fully integrated. Therefore the house´s longitudinal shape facing the landscape can accomplish a wide vision, understating this space as a place where the landscape and the inhabitants interact. This situation is repeated on terraces and gardens as a result of the disposition of the rock and wooden volumes. The roof folds allowing the morning sun to enter the house as well as it defines different situations in the social area.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasProject gallerySee allShow less5 Ways to Be More Productive and Achieve Your GoalsArticlesMedia Architecture Biennale 2016Festival Biennial Sharelast_img read more

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Amnesty International: unlock the truth about Guantánamo – interactive billboard

first_img Howard Lake | 18 October 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  107 total views,  1 views today 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. Amnesty International Sweden ran this campaign at the beginning of 2012, using iPads in the centre of Stockholm, inviting passers-by to sign a petition marking the 10th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay prison.The video was shared at the International Fundraising Congress by David Cravinho of Unicef in his workshop on face-to-face fundraising and digital tools. It presented an excellent example of data acquisition and a clear and instant depiction of the impact of an individual’s decision to sign. Watch each person’s signature appear on the big interactive displayboard in the city centre, and the look of surprise and pleasure on those people’s faces.It isn’t a fundraising campaign, but those signing up were invited to join Amnesty’s Urgent Action campaign. Note how the campaign focuses on the slide to unlock function of an iPad and linking it to the notion of releasing a prisoner. Advertisement http://m.amnesty.se/slidetounlock  108 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology Amnesty International: unlock the truth about Guantánamo – interactive billboardlast_img read more

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China: citizen-journalist arrested for filming migrant worker evictions in Beijing

first_img to go further December 19, 2017 China: citizen-journalist arrested for filming migrant worker evictions in Beijing Follow the news on China PHOTO: HUA YONG ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses PredatorsUnited NationsCitizen-journalistsInternet RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores artist and citizen-journalist Hua Yong’s detention for three days for posting videos documenting mass evictions of migrant workers in Beijing – images that the Chinese regime clearly wanted to censor. News Help by sharing this information News April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses PredatorsUnited NationsCitizen-journalistsInternet June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts News The authorities arrested Hua last week and carried on with the evictions although yesterday was International Migrants Day, the day chosen by the United Nations to draw the world’s attention to the plight of those who are driven from their homes by war, hunger or climate change.Hua, 48, began filming the evictions in November when he saw the police driving tens of thousands of migrant workers from their homes on the outskirts of Beijing in freezing temperatures so that their homes could be demolished.Suspecting that the Chinese media would censor these scenes of destruction, he posted his videos and interviews on YouTube and the Chinese social network WeChat. Feeling threatened, he finally fled to the northeastern city of Tianjin, where he was arrested on 15 December and was released on bail yesterday.”The citizen-journalist Hua Yong simply posted videos of what anyone who was there could see, and no Chinese law bans you from filming what you see in the street,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. “He is nonetheless now the subject of a criminal investigation. This is unacceptable.”In 2012, this courageous artist marked the anniversary the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre with a piece of performance art in which he punched himself in the face and wrote “1989” on his forehead with the blood from his nose. For this, he was sentenced to 15 months of forced labour.Under President Xi Jinping, censorship of the media has been tightened and professional journalists have been gagged. The regime is now targeting citizen-journalists, bloggers and Internet users who try to circulate banned content online. Ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, China is the world’s biggest prison for journalists and civil rights activists. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Ureeka Essential Series Helps Thousands of Black and Brown Entrepreneurs Boost Revenue

first_img Twitter Ureeka Essential Series Helps Thousands of Black and Brown Entrepreneurs Boost Revenue Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook TAGS  center_img WhatsApp Local News SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Black women and Latinx entrepreneurs are the fastest growing category of business owners yet they receive a fraction of funding and lack access to proven resources and experts that can be critical to successfully growing a business. Ureeka – a community that provides Next Wave Entrepreneurs access to people, programs and connections needed to scale their businesses – launched its Essential Series program to continue breaking down barriers for Black and Brown entrepreneurs and provide greater access to the business knowledge and support needed to thrive. “I was wasting money on vendors that didn’t produce any results and losing out on opportunities because of it,” said April Harris, Ureeka community member and founder of Keeping you Sweet. “Thanks to Ureeka’s Essential Series program, I’m now executing on a plan that works. My message is now aligned to my brand, my audience, and I am driving an active plan for growth for the first time. It feels great.” Ureeka’s Essential Series was built on years of experience and analysis of looking at what makes some SMBs grow over others. The 12-step process focuses on three key areas: understanding how to build a clear strategy, how to acquire customers, and how to measure and sustain financial success. With this program, Ureeka is making it easier and more affordable for entrepreneurs to get access to fundamental business knowledge – the knowledge large companies take for granted – and seasoned coaches to guide them through building the right plans. “We have been building this program based on the years of experience in working with entrepreneurs directly and also working for companies and technology platforms that SMBs use every day to acquire and nurture customers,” said Dave Jakubowski, co-founder of Ureeka. “In analyzing what makes one business grow over the other, what we found was that there is a system; a formula that separates those who grow and those who don’t. For too long, this system has been available only to those with huge budgets and the insiders. Ureeka is here to change that. Our coaches have now worked through the Essentials Series with thousands of entrepreneurs and have seen outstanding success in helping them build their own unique growth plans and learn the skills needed to sustain that growth.” Thousands of Entrepreneurs Have Graduated from Program, Most Seeing 50 Percent Jump in Revenue More than 1000 entrepreneurs have gone through the Essential Series, including grant winners from the Hispanics in Philanthropy’s PowerUp Program, funded by Google.org. Early participants from that program are seeing immediate results and confidence in their long-term success. “I wish I had found Ureeka two years ago. I wasted so much money and didn’t realize my website was blocking the revenue growth I needed,” said Dr. Kirsten Shepard Ahmed, Ureeka community member and founder of Pain Stoppers INC. “I now have a strategy and a plan that works. I’m on my way, growing my business every day with the confidence to provide direction to the people I employ.” Ureeka is offering 10 percent off the program for members who join the Ureeka community during Black History Month. Click here to get started. About Ureeka Ureeka is a community and platform that connects female and minority small business owners – the Next Wave Entrepreneurs – to peers, mentors and coaches; trusted business and technology advice; vetted resources and capital that business owners need to grow and scale. Ureeka is a for-profit business, founded by a diverse team whose expertise ranges from technology and investing to the public sector. The company’s mission centers on creating economic opportunity by igniting the potential of small businesses through a platform of resources and a community of peers and experts. Learn more at https://www.ureeka.biz/. Follow Ureeka on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005602/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact Kelsey Quickstad [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GAY & LESBIAN CONSUMER SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING ONLINE RETAIL OTHER EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MARKETING EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS WOMEN FASHION SOURCE: Ureeka Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 10:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005602/en By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleEquity Crowdfunding from Unistellar Gives Space Lovers Rare Access to a Profitable Space BrandNext articleAvalonBay Communities, Inc. Announces 2020 Operating Results and Initial 2021 Financial Outlook Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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