Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgAluworks Limited (ALW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileAluworks Limited is an aluminium continuous casting and cold rolling mill in Ghana. It supplies high-quality aluminium coils, discs, flat sheets and sheet-in-coil raw material to small- and medium-scale factories throughout the West African sub-region. These factories manufacture household cooking utensils, corrugated roofing sheets and general fabrication products. The company also offers technical advice and support to establishments setting new manufacturing factories, assist during trial runs with sample material and supply raw material for full production. Aluworks Limited’s factory has been operational since 1985 with an installed capacity of 10 000 metric tons of various aluminium products and a plant capacity of some 30 000 metric tons per annum. Aluworks Limited was incorporated as a public limited liability company in 1996. Aluworks Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgMargarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock market crash 2020: how I’d find the best UK dividend shares to make a passive income

first_img Peter Stephens | Friday, 30th October, 2020 The stock market crash may have caused some investors to avoid UK dividend shares when seeking to make a passive income. After all, the FTSE 100 continues to trade over 20% down on its 2020 starting price and the prospects for many of its members are uncertain.However, with high yields on offer across the FTSE 350 and other assets such as cash and bonds offering low returns, UK dividend shares may offer relatively attractive long-term income prospects.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…By purchasing companies with solid financial positions, affordable dividends and growth potential, an investor could build a solid income portfolio.Passive income affordabilityPerhaps the first priority for any investor seeking to make a passive income is dividend affordability. Many stocks have high yields after the market crash. However, not all of them may be able to afford them given the challenging economic outlook and difficult operating conditions that may be ahead.As such, it is important for any investor to consider a company’s financial standing before buying it. For example, a business with low debt levels and an efficient business model may be less likely to cut dividends in response to difficult operating conditions. Similarly, companies with defensive characteristics may be more able to maintain dividend payouts even while the economic outlook remains challenging.Furthermore, passive income investors may wish to consider how much headroom a company has when making dividend payouts. In other words, how many times net profit covered dividend payments. A figure of more than one suggests there is a margin of safety so that dividends have a higher chance of being maintained even if profitability comes under pressure.Dividend growth potentialAs well as making a passive income today, many investors will seek dividend growth over the long run. A company that offers a high dividend growth rate but a modest yield today may become significantly more attractive over the long run than a high-yielding stock with minimal dividend growth prospects. As such, dividend growth may be just as important as obtaining a high yield today.Clearly, a company’s dividend growth rate is largely based on future profitability. This is highly subjective, and difficult to predict at the present time. However, some companies may have business models that are more suited to rapidly-changing consumer tastes. Similarly, some industries may benefit from evolving consumer demands over the coming years. They might include areas such as online retail companies and healthcare businesses, for example.Equally, companies that pay out a small proportion of their profit as dividends could offer passive income growth potential. They may decide to increase their dividend payout ratio over time. This could make them more attractive income opportunities for investors who are seeking to make a growing income from their capital in the coming years. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Stock market crash 2020: how I’d find the best UK dividend shares to make a passive income Enter Your Email Address 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Autumn International player analysis: Rhys Webb, Wales

first_imgSeeing Webb translate domestic prowess onto the Test stage this autumn has been so refreshing. It would be such a shame if injury prevented him a chance to take on the Springboks.Even so, he has surely done enough to cement his standing as the number one scrum-half in Wales up to 2015 and beyond. Now, watch the score in full from this angle: “They are a world-class team, but I think they are to be taken as well. They’ve been getting a bit flustered when people have been going at them” – Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb.It was hardly trash talk in the same league as boxing’s biggest bad-mouths, but Webb’s comments last week drew grins and groans in equal measure.Some were encouraged by the spiky confidence of a player in the form of his life. Others labelled the sentiments as pure naivety on the part of a seven-cap 25 year-old who had never before faced New Zealand, yet still saw it fit to poke the All Black bear.Whatever your stance on his provocative preview, it is hard to disagree that Webb fully vindicated it. When he left the field on 56 minutes with a groin twinge – something Rob Howley is hopeful he will recover from in time to face South Africa this weekend – Wales were leading 13-10.It was a winning situation, and Webb’s inspiring performance had been instrumental. Here is a run-down of how he excelled across the board.Kicking varietyThe keys to kicking from hand, especially against the phenomenal All Blacks back three, are accuracy and decisiveness. Either the ball must be sent back over their heads or close enough for chasers to contest. Anywhere in between and the likes of Julian Savea and Ben Smith will run riot.As the sides sparred early on, Webb demonstrated a full repertoire. First, watch him clear from a lineout just outside the Welsh 22:Unable to send it straight into touch as the lineout is outside the 22, Webb must keep the ball within the field of play. He does so, and the sheer length of the kick means Smith must adjust.This allows the Wales kick-chase to make up ground. Isolating the moment Smith decides to go to the air, we see his scope for a counter has reduced drastically as five defenders have set themselves in a primary wave:Webb’s conventional box-kicking also proved effective. Though George North conceded a penalty here for colliding with Charles Piutau, the strike was perfectly placed:Very telling in this clip is how calmly and coherently Webb organises prior to kicking:The loosehead is brought around to shield Webb’s right boot from the advances of Brodie Retallick, who at six foot seven is a decent exponent of the charge-down:James’ presence also makes the ruck longer, which simply increases the difference between the ball and the offside night line means Retallick needs to stay further away Webb. Therefore, he has longer to make the desired connection.Watch this all happen again in a very similar play minutes later. On this occasion, Samson Lee and Richard Hibbard assume the ‘blocking’ roles and Dan Biggar actually recovers possession:Brave defenceWebb’s tussle with Aaron Smith was box-office, and the Osprey gave just as good as he got. Midway through the first half, New Zealand’s world-class half-back – so often their attacking instigator – attempted to ignite them with this tap-and-go, but his opposite number was alert:If this was off the cuff, Webb was also an important part of Shaun Edwards’ structure. In the Welsh defensive system, which for so many years has benefitted from the 104-kilogram frame of Mike Phillips, the scrum-half usually stands in the line rather than sweeps in behind.Though Webb is a more traditionally-sized nine at 93 kilograms, he took on the same responsibilities. Watch how he helps Jamie Roberts force this turnover from Sonny Bill Williams:Webb is initially lined up opposite the monstrous Retallick here, but changes course to step in as the ball is shifted to Williams. Later, a David-Golliath encounter did materialise, though. Watch as Webb smothers Reallick’s shunt from the guard position: Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb backed up his mid-week words with his display against the All Blacks on Saturday. We analyse an excellent all-round performance. Webb has no right to make this tackle, but he shows strength to hold Retallick up for long enough that the Dan Lydiate-shaped calvary can arrive. His next intervention, just after half-time, was very much a one-on-one situation, though:Again, Williams is the spiller, but we should no ignore the brilliant anticipation of Webb. Watch how he gambles on where Owen Franks’ pass is going and accelerates into contact from 15 metres away:They say defence is a mind-set. That is difficult to argue with – bloody-minded determination does go a long way. Seconds after this screenshot, Beauden Barrett pounced on the loose ball, turned and tore through.While Webb misses the Kiwi fly-half with his first tackle attempt, watch how he hares back to make a nuisance of himself at the breakdown and slow down New Zealand’s ruck ball, almost snatching a turnover too. It is a vital intervention that typified his fantastic tenacity:DistributionThis is a short clip, but sufficient to show the range and sharpness of Webb’s distribution throughout the game. Over his 56 minutes on the field, he passed the ball 31 times and rarely stalled the momentum of Wales’ runners.Here, one crisp, short pass of his left hand to Taulupe Faletau and another longer one to Biggar off his right allow the hosts to threaten the gain-line: Breaking awayAnother facet of Webb’s service is how it lulls fringe defences into a false sense of security. Six tries in eight matches for the Ospreys, as well as his effort against Australia a fortnight ago, have come thanks to patience and a predatory instinct – knowing when the guards have drifted away from their post, and striking. Take a look at how Owen Franks is wrong-footed:While Wales could not capitalise on the break as Roberts’ attempted offload went awry in midfield, the All Blacks did not keep Webb out later in the piece. Try timeFalling behind when Savea barged over minutes into the second half, Wales were flat and an eerie hush enveloped the Millennium Stadium. A spark was needed, and Webb stepped up:The reverse angle offers a vivid idea of how this fine try is conjured. First, Webb creates the hole for Faletau by getting on the outside of the guard, Sam Whitelock, and sucking in the body guard, Retallick with a dummy:Faletau hits the hole wonderfully, but the All Blacks scramble well and it requires a superb offload to manufacture the try. However, Webb also aids his No 8 by checking his support line – thus remaining behind the carrier and in the game as an option when the New Zealanders commit themselves to Faletau: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sniper supreme: Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb dives over for his try against New Zealand last_img read more

Welcome to Apopka Primary Election Day

first_img Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSPrimary Election Day Previous articleChristine Moore: “I’m an advocate for these families and I take that seriously”Next articleIsadora Dean: Every inch a teacher Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Political Opinion/AnalysisGood morning Apopka. Welcome to Primary Election Day 2016. We are 69 days from the General Election on November 8th, but what happens today will shape the political direction voters are taking in Washington, Tallahassee, Orange County and Apopka alike. This is the third Election Day event The Apopka Voice will cover, and expect no less than comprehensive reporting beginning at sunrise and ending only when the last ballot is counted.The last time around, there were just four names on the ballot and two races for the Apopka City Commission. Today there are several primary matchups between democrats, republicans, senate, house, judges and the school board to name a few. We will publish results of all the elections on Apopka ballots as soon as they are known, but we will be focusing on two elections – the State House District 45 race between democrats Kamia Brown, Kelvin Cobaris, Greg Jackson, William Jusme and Peter Pham, and the Orange County Public School Board District 7 election between incumbent Christine Moore, challengers Isadora Dean, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Laura Rounds. These two races are expected to be close, and seem to have captured the intrigue of Apopka both in signage and social media.Rain or shine, it should be an exciting day. Be sure to get out and vote if you haven’t already.Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for wall-to-wall coverage of the elections. There will be published features of candidates starting at 7:55 AM, on-site updates from the polling places…plus election results as soon as they are known beginning at 7:00 PM.And check back tomorrow for analysis of the races, who won, who lost, why, and what lies ahead for the General Election in November as it relates to the voters and citizens of Apopka. So grab a steaming hot cup of coffee, settle in and watch democracy in action. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

With seasons canceled, Florida sees first summer since 1907 without minor…

first_img Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Jackie Robinson Memorial Baseball Park, seen May 3, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida, is the home ballpark of the Daytona Tortugas minor league team. Felix Mizioznikov / Shutterstock.com Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBaseballEconomyMinor LeagueSouthern LeagueThe Center Square Previous articleFlorida felons cannot vote in August primaries; status for November uncertainNext articleApopka, Orange Co. and statewide reports, three week comparison for COVID-19 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Haughey | The Center Square Please enter your comment! The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins are among Major League Baseball (MLB) teams that assembled Friday in ballparks nationwide for a three-week “summer camp” to prepare for a 60-day season beginning July 24.But this year will mark the first summer since 1907 that minor league baseball will not be played in Florida.Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced this week that seasons for 172 teams in six classifications – Triple A, Double A, Advanced A, Low A, Low A (short season) and Rookie League – across 19 different leagues nationwide were canceled.The announcements were followed by layoffs of about 5,000 players and team employees, including those at MiLB’s St. Petersburg office, where more than 50 furloughed employees could be absorbed into its New York office.“These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played,” MiLB President/CEO Pat O’Conner said. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”There are 32 MiLB teams in Florida, including two AA Southern League franchises – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Pensacola Wahoos – 12 single-A Florida State League (FSL) squads and 18 Gulf Coast League (GCL) rookie-level teams.MiLB’s announcement dashed tentative plans by the Jumbo Shrimp to start the season June 15 and means for the first time since 1969, there won’t be professional baseball in Jacksonville.Minor league baseball’s economic impact in Florida is not as profound as the near $700 million in direct spending by ”Grapefruit League tourists” during spring training, when an average of 1.5 million fans – most from out-of-state — attend 240 MLB games in 12 cities over a six-week span, supporting 7,152 jobs that pay $253.5 million in wages, but it is a valuable contributor to many local economies.According to a 2017 Florida Sports Foundation study, the two Southern League teams and 12 FSL teams generate more than $500 million in annual sales, directly employing more than 700 and supporting another 5,000 jobs statewide.A 2006 “Economic Impact of Baseball in Palm Beach County” study concluded two local FSL franchises – Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals – generated a $3.47 million impact, while the GLC Marlins contributed $565,290 to the local economy.The 12 single-A FSL franchises play in MLB spring training sites. The league has been in operation since 1919 with a two-year pause during World War II.The 18-team GCL is the lowest rung on the MiLB ladder where players, often out of high school, begin professional careers during a “short” June-to-August season. The league has existed in various iterations since 1907.In a 2013 Journal of Sports Economics analysis, “The Economic Impact of Stadiums and Teams: The Case of Minor League Baseball,” Nola Agha gauged the financial impact of minor league teams and stadiums on local economies from the ‘80s to mid-2000s.Agha determined that, unlike MLB clubs, their AAA, AA, A and rookie league franchises are “positively correlated with local per capita income increases,” with rookie-level leagues – such as the GCL – delivering the highest per capita income growth of $202 over the two-decade span.When MiLB returns, it won’t be the same. The operating agreement between MLB and MiLB expires at year’s end. The most recent proposal would reduce the number of MiLB teams to 120 next season.Among 42 teams that may never play again: FSL’s Daytona Tortugas and Florida Fire Frogs. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Marbel’s House / MYCC Oficina de Arquitectura

first_img Year:  Projects “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeMYCC Oficina de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBoadilla del MonteSpainPublished on February 12, 2017Cite: “Marbel’s House / MYCC Oficina de Arquitectura” 12 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804479/marbels-house-mycc-oficina-de-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: MYCC Oficina de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Boadilla del Monte, Spain Photographscenter_img Marbel’s House / MYCC Oficina de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveMarbel’s House / MYCC Oficina de Arquitectura Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 21 Share 2016 Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Marbel’s House / MYCC Oficina de Arquitectura Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804479/marbels-house-mycc-oficina-de-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Baumit, Cortizo, Saunier Duval, Stora Enso, Bashmor Engineering, Griesser, MADERGIACollaborator:Raquel del RíoRigger:Juan Carlos Sanchez RecioArchitects In Charge:Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G.Casares, Marcos GonzalezCity:Boadilla del MonteCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDecorative ElementsB&B ItaliaCandles – OverscaleMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. A sports-loving couple gets in touch with us with the idea of becoming a house in a quiet urbanization outside Madrid and from which they can train for the next mountain trails.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe objective is to make a house practical, functional, resistant and whose construction process is respectful with the environment. Of course it is also important that the house is energy efficient and the construction is agile and clean.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIt was a surprise to know that the customers shared our interest in the Passive House, one that by its morphology and finishes is able to work with the minimum energy supply. So the housing is developed with the aim of minimizing demand.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGA semi-manufactured structure is then selected from pre-cut wood panels already cut in the factory, which are assembled in just four days as if it were a model. The façade, on the other hand, is built with a SATE system of 10cm of insulation that provides an efficient coat to the dwelling with a waterproof acrylic mortar finish, stable and durable.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn the first contact with the site we also discovered that the slope of the topography allows us to enjoy the Madrid mountain landscape, so we incorporate this condition to the design process. In this way the piece is embedded in the hillside and is configured on two floors, the low access related to the plot and the first floor of bedrooms related to the landscape. The volume is strategically modeled to achieve south orientation in all rooms and large windows are projected that enhance these connections with the surroundings.Save this picture!SectionsThe ground floor is conceived thinking on the area that is expected to be the most used: the kitchen, which is conceived as a large meeting space, to share with family and from where you can go outside to the porch taken up by a pool. This includes a Fastlane swimming machine, as a part of the training, and solar panels to enjoy hot water, allowing its use all year.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGVegetation also plays an important role in the project. Two ecological decks linked to two bedrooms that appear as green carpets at the foot of the bed, a large slope covered by aromatic and culinary species as a backdrop to the South garden or the planting of large trees to offset CO2 emissions Generated in the construction process.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe color chosen for most of the envelope is light gray, which is intended to avoid overheating by solar radiation and provide a neutral tone from the street. This decision emphasizes the bright colors of the patios: green and yellow, which are only discovered when you begin to walk through the house. Chromatic contrast enhances the importance of these transition spaces between housing and garden, while defining them as more domestic and independent places. Both patios are located in such a way that it is impossible to see them at the same time unless you are in the kitchen which, not by chance, is the place with more activity of the house.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessSchiattarella Associati Unveils Riyadh Stadium PlansUnbuilt ProjectStacked Residential Tower to Become One of Newcastle’s Tallest BuildingsArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

Largest charities urged to improve their reporting

first_img  11 total views,  1 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. Largest charities urged to improve their reporting In an open letter to the Chairs of Trustees of the 200 largest charities in England and Wales, The Chief Charity Commissioner, John Stoker, has urged them to take the lead to improve the way charities communicate about their activities and achievements within their annual reports.The letter, a copy of which is published on the Charity Commission’s Web site, addresses how well charities account for and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of their work.Mr Stoker asked whether trustees were aware of the opportunities to use their charity’s annual report under the Statement on Recommended Practice (SORP) to communicate its aims and achievements “in a rounded, rather than a narrowly technical way.” He noted that The National Audit Office had recently reported that, reading charities’ annual reports, it was not always possible to compare actual with planned performance, or to compare performance over time. In addition, he commented that not enough charities “provide sufficient information or explanation about other matters on which the SORP invites a supporting narrative, including reserves policies and fundraising performance.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mr Stoker was not seeking response specifically, but encouraged the major charities’ trustees to reflect on these issues and to discuss them with their peers. Howard Lake | 31 August 2002 | Newslast_img read more

Guide to Educational Grants 2016/17 published

first_img Howard Lake | 21 April 2016 | News Guide to Educational Grants 2016/17 published The Guide to Educational Grants 2016/17 is available for £85.  179 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Directory of Social Change Funding higher education “This guide is so important at showing the incredible range of organisations supporting students”.Indeed, the National Union of Students endorse the guide. 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. Find more books for fundraisers in UK Fundraising’s bookshop.  180 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 The Directory of Social Change has published a new edition to The Guide to Educational Grants, its directory that helps students find financial support.DSC has published the guide since 1988, providing extensive and reliable information about sources of financial aid for their studies and research.Over 1,000 sources of financeThe Guide to Educational Grants 2016/17 is the 14th edition of the publication. Fully revised, it lists over 1,000 financial sources worth £45 million to help students.Sources include:National and general sources of helpLivery companies, orders and memberships  organisationsStatutory grants and student supportLocal charitiesCompany sponsorshipIt is used both by students and their families, and by professionals who advise or assist students on financial matters and support. It includes tips and guidance on applying from education sector grantmakers.Megan Dunn, NUS National President, says of the book: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

Walmart strikers win at NLRB

first_imgYears of workers’ struggle against Walmart’s bosses led Jan. 21 to a National Labor Relations Board ruling that Walmart must offer to reinstate 16 fired workers who joined the “Ride for Respect” set of strikes in 2013. Those strikes culminated in a large protest at the company headquarters in Arkansas organized by the union-supported group, “OUR Walmart.”The judge also ruled that Walmart must pay the workers all their back wages, and that the company must hold meetings in 24 of its stores “to inform workers of their rights to organize under U.S. labor law.” (reuters.com, Jan. 22)Of course, corporate executives for Walmart, owned by the Walton family with a net worth of $144.7 billion, plan to appeal this ruling. All workers should be aware that the NLRB has far too often reversed its own rulings that aid workers. It was the struggle of the brave Walmart workers and indeed all the low-pay workers fighting for $15 an hour that set up this victory and will be essential to sustain it.Jess Levin, spokesperson for the pro-union group, “Making Change at Walmart” (MCAW), declared: “Not only is this a huge victory for those workers and Walmart workers everywhere who continue to stand up for better working conditions, but it sends a message to Walmart that its workers cannot be silenced.” (makingchangeatwalmart.com, Jan. 21)Lawyers from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which has been supporting Walmart workers in their campaign for better pay, better working conditions and a union, are representing these workers.Walmart is infamous for its low pay and bad working conditions. Many of its workers must supplement their pay with food stamps. One Walmart store went so far as to organize a canned food drive, asking Walmart customers to donate food to its store workers, rather than pay them enough for them to be able to buy food themselves.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more