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Strong recovery requires a rate hike

first_imgTuesday 26 October 2010 8:48 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Strong recovery requires a rate hike Share Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp So much for the merchants of doom and all of those who, desperate for another fix of cheap money, have been calling for a resumption of quantitative easing. They have all been proved completely wrong. Yesterday’s excellent GDP growth numbers confirm what I have long been arguing: that far from being on the brink of a vicious double-dip recession, the UK economy is doing surprisingly well, despite weak credit growth, a flagging consumer and a declining housing market. Further monetary loosening now would be madness.Bizarrely, some were still claiming last night that the reduction in the UK’s rate of growth from 1.2 per cent in the second quarter to 0.8 per cent in the third quarter was something to worry about. Given that even annualised growth of 3.2 per cent, as we saw in the most recent three months, is unsustainably strong, it is hard to see how anybody could possibly have expected the UK to have continued to expand at the even more extreme annualised rate of 4.8 per cent seen in the second quarter. Economic literacy is evidently a rare commodity.The expansion will now slow. It has to. Next year will be tough, as the state starts to retrench in earnest; at some point the UK will revert to its now much lower trend rate of growth of two per cent a year or so. But so far even economic realists have been confounded by the speed of the recovery. GDP has now recovered 40 per cent of its loss between the first quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2009, according to analysis from Henderson’s Simon Ward. Even assuming that growth slows to 0.4 per cent in the fourth quarter, GDP will increase by 1.8 per cent in 2010, easily smashing the consensus forecast of 1.3 per cent made by economists at the start of the year. Of course, the economy remains smaller than it was at the peak of the bubble: third-quarter GDP was 3.9 per cent below its first quarter of 2008 record, compared with a maximum decline of 6.5 per cent in the third quarter of last year. But at the equivalent stage in the early 1980s recovery, ten quarters after output peaked in 1979, GDP was still 4.4 per cent lower. We are doing remarkably well.Yesterday’s figures reveal that GDP growth hit 2.8 per cent year on year, above the 1998-08 average of 2.6 per cent, according to Citigroup estimates. The figures were substantially stronger than the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee had expected: it had estimated that growth by now would only be around 2.3-2.5 per cent year on year. The Bank has argued that the aim of its ultra-loose monetary policy is to boost nominal GDP growth – actual growth plus inflation – to five per cent a year; we are well above that today, especially with price rises at elevated levels.One reason why the economy did better than many feared in the third quarter is that most analysts have misunderstood what is happening to the all-important money supply. While the total amount of money in the economy has been growing at a sluggish rate, it has been circulating much more quickly, boosting demand.The economy will probably grow by 1.8 per cent this year. Next year will be tough but the private sector’s momentum should allow it to cope with public sector cuts; these may even prove expansionary if they reassure companies that the UK is once again a safe place in which to invest. The debate needs to move on: it is time for the Bank to start hiking interest [email protected] Tags: NULLlast_img read more

High Court to rule on payment of Football Index customer funds today

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter BetIndex went into administration less than a week after announcing a controversial change to its dividend structure that reduced customer payouts, with the Gambling Commission then suspending its operating licence on the same day. However, there was debate about the status of bets that were active at the time the platform was suspended, and the dividends – a form of winnings based on player achievements such as goals – that resulted from these bets. While the account could be used to reimburse all account funds, if dividends needed to be paid, it would be in a deficit by 22 April. 21st May 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Football Index BetIndex Legal Other court documents show that BetIndex set out plans for administration in a board meeting on 5 March, meaning these plans were in place while players were still able to deposit and spend money. H&J Director Services 1 Limited will act as a representative for those who wish to see a later date selected, such as those with large sums staked on the site but low balances, who may receive significant dividends. The regulator later revealed that BetIndex had been under investigation for almost a year, but said it did not suspend the operator’s licence partly due to concerns that this may have accelerated its financial decline. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Documents show that a number of customers wished to push for a later date, and were especially opposed to the 11 March proposal. One customer noted that they “invested a significant amount of money a few days before [11 March]”, with a different customer noting that they spent £2,000 on that date itself. Documents for today’s hearing also detail the operator’s plans to relaunch the platform for the 2021/22 football season under new ownership and a pool betting licence – with customers who are owed money receiving a 50% stake as part of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). The operator confirmed that there would be a CVA to help return further customer funds earlier this week.  High Court to rule on payment of Football Index customer funds todaycenter_img In addition, these funds vastly outstripped the amount staked on the platform. The administrators estimated that the value of active bets comes to around £90m, with customers having staked £124.3m. Dates being considered for a cut-off are 11 March, which is when the business went into administration, 26 March and a point after 26 March. The administrators, Begbies Traynor, will argue for both 11 March and 26 March, having previously recommended 26 March. Another said that choosing an early date would be “a total waste of everyone’s time” as it was unusual for customers to keep much money in their accounts, while a further customer had £1.3m wagered on the platform, and has accrued £18,719 in dividend payments. Although the business’ outstanding liabilities did not outstrip its assets at the time of entering administration, it was incurring heavy losses, primarily due to high dividend payments. In December 2020, the business made a net loss of £5.8m, with dividends totalling £2.1m. In January 2021, BetIndex paid a further £2.4m in dividends and made a £3.3m net loss. Although the hearing will primarily concern the funds held in the player protection account, court documents also provided more information about the state of BetIndex’s finances.  Alongside the £4.5m fund for player accounts, which is currently held by the Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey, the business held £7.2m in another bank account as of 24 March. The government Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) later announced an inquiry into the platform’s collapse, which will also examine the role of the Gambling Commission. As a result, the hearing will determine a cut-off date for active bets, with dividends to be paid up until the date of these bets. The hearing was initially set to be before the Insolvency List, but was raised to the High Court instead. Football Index customers will learn how the operator’s £4.5m player protection account are to be allocated in a High Court hearing today, as part of BetIndex’s administration process following its collapse in March. The money in the account is earmarked to pay for funds held in customer accounts when the platform collapsed, which totalled £3.2m when BetIndex entered administration on 11 March. Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Legal Online sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Keith Earls – The Irish speedster

first_imgInjuries have seen Earls feature on the wing for Ireland in this RBS 6 Nations. While he’s happy to be back in a starting shirt after an injury lay-off of his own saw his form dip last season, it’s the No 13 jersey that he’s set his heart on – and that just happens to be in the possession of a stubborn incumbent: captain Brian O’Driscoll.“Because I can play a few positions you tend to get the No 22 jersey,” says Earls. “You’re a jack of all trades but a master of none, and it’s very frustrating. Drico’s been around a long time now and people are starting to say he’ll be retiring shortly, but the man is fresh as a daisy. He’s great to have around. You learn so much off him and he’s keen to help, even though he’s Leinster and I’m Munster!”Earls has one of the biggest games of his career to look forward to this month – against England at the Aviva Stadium. Although the visitors could be travelling with the hopes of winning their first Six Nations title in eight years, Earls has no qualms about ruining their plans. “It’s a massive game but we’ll try to spoil any party,” says Earls. “A lot of people are being negative about the way we play but we’re close to putting in a big performance. You could see in the first few minutes against France that we really had them under pressure. If we keep the ball in hand, we’re going to score a lot more tries.”England had better watch out for Earls’s electric pace then.This article appeared in the April 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine Keith with Lions’ teammates Ronan O’Gara and Donncha O’CallaghanKeith Earls endures a personal nightmare every other weekend. He hates flying. The big planes that transport Ireland are manageable, but the small, cramped ones that take Munster to various Magners League destinations at all hours of the day and night make Earls feel claustrophobic. When the story of the recent Cork plane crash broke, he was with his room-mate Tomás O’Leary, who shares his phobia, in the Ireland camp. The news hardly did wonders for their confidence.One person Earls would trust at the helm of a plane, however, is another Ireland team-mate, Tommy Bowe. Earls admits that the winger, who is learning to fly, would be a good person to have around in the event of the pilot being unable to land them safely. Such trust is something that all good rugby teams have in abundance, and the bond players share is one thing the sport is known – and loved – for. Those values have featured throughout Earls’s life and have helped him to carve out a successful sporting career.To say that school was not for Earls is an understatement. He had no interest in sitting in classrooms all day and when he did attend lessons he used to daydream about sport throughout. So he was constantly in hot water for offences from not handing in his homework to shaving his hair off against school regulations.When something made him tick, however, Earls was hooked. He enjoyed working with his hands and in woodwork classes he was the picture of concentration. He loved sport, too. Born in Moyross, he grew up a stone’s throw from Thomond Park and could be found there most days after school kicking a rugby ball. Soccer was a keen pastime too, but rugby eventually won his heart. That should come as little surprise for rugby was the sport played by his greatest hero – his father, Young Munster’s Ger Earls.Earls junior even had a spell in the No 7 jersey when he was 13 in an attempt to be just like his dad. But he was never flanker material and was reluctantly persuaded to switch to centre. “I played every sport I could but I was getting burnt out. I was always asleep!” says Earls of his childhood. “So my father said I should pick a sport I liked and concentrate on that. I just wanted to be like my father. It’s a bit cheesy, but I used to look up to him so much and I loved watching him play.”Earls dreamt of playing for Ireland but didn’t believe it was a realistic aim, so after leaving school he accepted a job working alongside Thomond’s captain Eddie Fraher as an electrician. The club was in the second division at the time and a number of top-flight teams were interested in Earls, but Fraher had offered him the job on the condition that he stayed put and he was happy to accept the bonus of paid work.A member of the Munster Academy, Earls had already made a few starts for Munster A when Declan Kidney called him up to the senior squad. But that meant time away from work and missing pay cheques, so it was with relief, as well as delight, that he signed his first development contract. And as soon as Earls waved goodbye to a career as an electrician, he became an integral part of the Munster – and Ireland – squads. “It all happened so fast,” he recalls. “It was only my first season playing for Munster and I ended up getting capped for Ireland and playing for the Lions. It was surreal. My first year of playing rugby was probably the best year I’d ever had.” Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Why is it fun to be frightened?

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Margee Kerr, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh and first published on theconversation.com.John Carpenter’s iconic horror film “Halloween” celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Few horror movies have achieved similar notoriety, and it’s credited with kicking off the steady stream of slasher flicks that followed.Audiences flocked to theaters to witness the seemingly random murder and mayhem a masked man brought to a small suburban town, reminding them that picket fences and manicured lawns cannot protect us from the unjust, the unknown or the uncertainty that awaits us all in both life and death. The film offers no justice for the victims in the end, no rebalancing of good and evil.Why, then, would anyone want to spend their time and money to watch such macabre scenes filled with depressing reminders of just how unfair and scary our world can be?I’ve spent the past 10 years investigating just this question, finding the typical answer of “Because I like it! It’s fun!” incredibly unsatisfying. I’ve long been convinced there’s more to it than the “natural high” or adrenaline rush many describe – and indeed, the body does kick into “go” mode when you’re startled or scared, amping up not only adrenaline but a multitude of chemicals that ensure your body is fueled and ready to respond. This “fight or flight” response to threat has helped keep humans alive for millennia.That still doesn’t explain why people would want to intentionally scare themselves, though. As a sociologist, I’ve kept asking “But, why?” After two years collecting data in a haunted attraction with my colleague Greg Siegle, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh, we’ve found the gains from thrills and chills can go further than the natural high.Studying fear at a terrifying attractionTo capture in real time what makes fear fun, what motivates people to pay to be scared out of their skin and what they experience when engaging with this material, we needed to gather data in the field. In this case, that meant setting up a mobile lab in the basement of an extreme haunted attraction outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.This adults-only extreme attraction went beyond the typical startling lights and sounds and animated characters found in a family-friendly haunted house. Over the course of about 35 minutes, visitors experienced a series of intense scenarios where, in addition to unsettling characters and special effects, they were touched by the actors, restrained and exposed to electricity. It was not for the faint of heart.For our study, we recruited 262 guests who had already purchased tickets. Before they entered the attraction, each completed a survey about their expectations and how they were feeling. We had them answer questions again about how they were feeling once they had gone through the attraction.We also used mobile EEG technology to compare 100 participants’ brainwave activity as they sat through 15 minutes of various cognitive and emotional tasks before and after the attraction.Guests reported significantly higher mood, and felt less anxious and tired, directly after their trip through the haunted attraction. The more terrifying the better: Feeling happy afterward was related to rating the experience as highly intense and scary. This set of volunteers also reported feeling that they’d challenged their personal fears and learned about themselves.Analysis of the EEG data revealed widespread decreases in brain reactivity from before to after among those whose mood improved. In other words, highly intense and scary activities – at least in a controlled environment like this haunted attraction – may “shut down” the brain to an extent, and that in turn is associated with feeling better. Studies of those who practice mindfulness meditation have made a similar observation.Coming out stronger on the other sideTogether our findings suggest that going through an extreme haunted attraction provides gains similar to choosing to run a 5K race or tackling a difficult climbing wall. There’s a sense of uncertainty, physical exertion, a challenge to push yourself – and eventually achievement when it’s over and done with.Fun-scary experiences could serve as an in-the-moment recalibration of what registers as stressful and even provide a kind of confidence boost. After watching a scary movie or going through a haunted attraction, maybe everything else seems like no big deal in comparison. You rationally understand that the actors in a haunted house aren’t real, but when you suspend your disbelief and allow yourself to become immersed in the experience, the fear certainly can feel real, as does the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment when you make it through. As I experienced myself after all kinds of scary adventures in Japan, Colombia and all over the U.S., confronting a horde of zombies can actually make you feel pretty invincible.Movies like “Halloween” allow people to tackle the big, existential fears we all have, like why bad things happen without reason, through the protective frame of entertainment. Choosing to do fun, scary activities may also serve as a way to practice being scared, building greater self-knowledge and resilience, similar to rough-and-tumble play. It’s an opportunity to engage with fear on your own terms, in environments where you can push your boundaries, safely. Because you’re not in real danger, and thus not occupied with survival, you can choose to observe your reactions and how your body changes, gaining greater insight to yourself.What it takes to be safely scaredWhile there are countless differences in the nature, content, intensity and overall quality of haunted attractions, horror movies and other forms of scary entertainment, they all share a few critical components that help pave the way for a fun scary time.First and foremost, you have to make the choice to engage – don’t drag your best friend with you unless she is also on board. But do try to gather some friends when you’re ready. When you engage in activities with other people, even just watching a movie, your own emotional experience is intensified. Doing intense, exciting and thrilling things together can make them more fun and help create rewarding social bonds. Emotions can be contagious, so when you see your friend scream and laugh, you may feel compelled to do the same.No matter the potential benefits, horror movies and scary entertainment are not for everyone, and that’s OK. While the fight-or-flight response is universal, there are important differences between individuals – for example, in genetic expressions, environment and personal history – that help explain why some loathe and others love thrills and chills.Regardless of your taste (or distaste) for all things horror or thrill-related, an adventurous and curious mindset can benefit everyone. After all, we’re the descendants of those who were adventurous and curious enough to explore the new and novel, but also quick and smart enough to run or fight when danger appeared. This Halloween, maybe challenge yourself to at least one fun scary experience and prepare to unleash your inner superhero. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSHalloweentheconversation.com Previous articleLeague of Women Voters opposes Amendment 6Next articleNuns on the Bus coming to Apopka next week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

You really don’t want to run into Asafo Aumua and Vaea Fifita

first_imgThursday Oct 12, 2017 You really don’t want to run into Asafo Aumua and Vaea Fifita Dynamic Asafo Aumua played a significant part in swinging momentum the way of Wellington in a second half that saw him scoring twice in a 36-18 win over Northland earlier today. And it all started with this punishing double tackle by himself and new All Black, Vaea Fifita.Fifita made a huge name for himself the world over recently when he put in a stunning performance against Argentina on his first ever start for his country.He made a few bruising hits in this Mitre 10 Cup game, but it was Aumua who did most of the damage when Northland flanker Matt Matich caught a restart kick and charged up field.The two bruisers put all their weight into haulting him dead in his tracks, making him think twice the next time he looked up and saw Aumua in front of him in a similar position.After coming off the bench in the 45th minute, Aumua couldn’t stay out of the action, as he crossed for two tries and set up another, continuing this white-hot streak of form and again sparking up talks of him being on the end of year tour for the All Blacks.Also on the scoresheet were discarded All Black Julian Savea and Thomas Umaga-Jensen, the nephew of Test and Wellington legend, Tana.The win was the Lions’ ninth win in ten matches, with 10 bonus points in the process.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Flying Box Villa / 2A Design

first_imgSave this picture!© 2A Design / Josué Gillet+ 20 Share Flying Box Villa / 2A DesignSave this projectSaveFlying Box Villa / 2A Design Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Flying Box Villa / 2A Design “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789060/flying-box-villa-2a-design Clipboard Year:  “COPY” France CopyHouses•Orgères, France Photographs:  2A Design / Josué GilletCollaborator:Bet HAYCity:OrgèresCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© 2A Design / Josué GilletRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlySave this picture!PlanText description provided by the architects. 2A Design has recently completed a surprising small and low cost house on a tiny plot, in a rural village next to Rennes (France). How to fit such a program on a so small parcel of land located 1.50m above the street ? How could we reduce the cost and the building period of the project? The budget of this construction is as small as the building plot ! The program is as complex as the configuration of the parcel !Save this picture!© 2A Design / Josué GilletSave this picture!DiagramIn order to give the best response to the client, 2A Design chooses to built this house with shipping containers (B3 Ecodesign concept). The house has been prefabricated in a factory then moved on the site and achieved in approximately three months.  The container dimensions fits exactly with the buildable zone of the plot !The project is sliced in 3 levels. Each level is a 100sqm area. The superpostion of those different sequencies shape the house. Now we are able on this little plot to organize a complete program of the desired urban villa.Save this picture!© 2A Design / Josué GilletThe first level, the ground one , is more technical : one parking zone for two cars, the covered entrance and the technical rooms; a sewing studio and a laundry.The shared life stand on the first level, the garden one. We can find there a comfortable living room, the main room of the house.The main volume of the house presents two glass facades.   The first face is above the street. The house take part in the life of the street. The other face, looking at the small garden, is completely transparent too.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!DiagramBy its small dimensions, the garden look like a patio, a private room without ceilling, open to the sky. We are there hided from the wind and the views from the neighborhood. You can then enjoy the patio for a comfortable chilling session! The last level, is another intimate space. The parental room is widely openened on a large roof terrasse. This space is a kind of solarium, maybe the most qualitative place of the house. From there, you can enjoy a view from the village to the natural landscape of the country. Giving back the roof of the villa to its inhabitants is the only way to propose large outdoor spaces on a so small plot. The terrasse is althoug planted with trees. We forget then that the house doesn’t have a real garden.Save this picture!© 2A Design / Josué GilletProject gallerySee allShow lessLifeObject: Inside Israel’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsGallery: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Laurian GhinitoiuArchitecture News Share Houses CopyAbout this office2A Design OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOrgèresFrancePublished on June 08, 2016Cite: “Flying Box Villa / 2A Design ” 08 Jun 2016. 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 2015 Photographs Projects ArchDaily Architects: 2A Design Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789060/flying-box-villa-2a-design Clipboardlast_img read more

New co-ordinator at Anti-Slavery International

first_img Gary Shearin has become Fundraising Co-ordinator at Anti-Slavery International.He joins the organisation after two years as Trust and Corporate Fundraiser at The Refugee Council. 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. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplecenter_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 March 2003 | News New co-ordinator at Anti-Slavery Internationallast_img read more

Deloitte announces new charity partners for 2005-06

first_img 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. Martin Scicluna, UK Chairman of Deloitte, said: “Through our fundraising and payroll giving we will be supporting [our charity partners’] vital work in addressing two of the UK’s major health challenges.”The previous beneficiaries of a two-year partnership with Deloitte were ChildLine and Marie Curie Cancer Care, for whom the company which raised more than £0.5 million.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Deloitte announces new charity partners for 2005-06 Professional services firm Deloitte & Touche LLP has chosen the British Heart Foundation and Leukaemia Research Fund as its national charity partners for 2005-06.The firm expects to raise more than £0.5 million for the charities during the two-year partnership.The decision was based on responses from Deloitte’s 10,000 UK employees, who all had an opportunity to nominate a charity for consideration. Over 100 different charities were put forward. A shortlist of ten charities was then drawn up by a committee and employees invited to voted for their favourite. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 December 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Electric Putty offers free brand management platform to one charity

first_img Howard Lake | 20 October 2014 | News Charity specialist web design agency Electric Putty is marking its 10 year anniversary by giving away one free account on their brand management tool for charities BrandStencil.The new service provides a central place online for charities and groups to manage their brand. They can use it to create templates for marketing materials such as event posters or leaflets that can then be used or edited by other staff or volunteers, even in other branches or offices.For example, the same template for an event poster can be edited by regional fundraisers with specific details of the event in their area. All of the variants though will reflect the charity’s standard look and feel.The Brighton-based company specialises in working with charities and NGOs including RSPB, Ovarian Cancer Action and The Army Cadet Force.The prize is a free-forever account on BrandStencil, which the company says is worth £200 a month. In addition, Electric Putty will create three editable templates for the winning charity, and work with them to customise existing communications materials.  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Electric Putty offers free brand management platform to one charity To enter the competition visit the BrandStencil website.The closing date is 14 November 2014 and the winning charity will be announced on 17 November. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Marketing Create a branded A4 poster on Brandstencil 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.last_img read more

ASA upholds complaint on Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation mailing

first_img Tagged with: ASA complaints Melanie May | 3 April 2018 | News ASA upholds complaint on Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation mailing ASA has investigated and upheld three issues raised concerning a direct mail piece from Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation mailing from October 2017 encouraged recipients to return the enclosed documents for a chance of winning a cash prize and suggested they also donated to the charity, stating on the envelope: “Claim your prize Sweepstakes … You have been chosen for priority processing. Final Step Required. If you fail to respond, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation cannot be responsible for loss of any prize money that you might have won in the random drawing … Don’t miss out!”.Following a complaint, Brent and Harrow Trading Standards challenged whether the promotion:Claimed that consumers had won a prize when they had notExaggerated consumers’ chances of winning prizesImplied that consumers were luckier than they wereIn response, the charity said that the mailing had gone out to existing supporters only, and that the text used, such as “eligible for entry”, “this is your opportunity to enter the sweepstakes” and “if you are chosen as our Grand Prize winner” did not categorically state that recipients were winners. They stated that they had used the same wording for a period of years since 2007 and had received no previous complaints.The charity also said that phrases used such as “winner guaranteed”, “your prize”, “claim your prize” were to engage recipients into participating and to convey the message that all prizes were guaranteed to be awarded after the closure of the draw period. They stated that the programme had run biennially since 2001 and that they had awarded prizes at the end of each two-year draw period.They also said that participation in the prize draw did not require a contribution to be made to the charity, and that the use of the recipient’s name was building on the already established relationship and that it did not imply or lead to the perception that the entrant was luckier than they were or exaggerated their chance of winning a prize.The charity said that the ad had been written in-house and that they were willing to work with the ASA to ensure that in the future the ad was compliant with the CAP Code.ASA findingsASA upheld all three charges, ruling that the ad breached CAP Code (Edition 12) rules 8.19, 8.20, and 8.21 (Prize Promotions).Among its findings, ASA found that each document contained multiple claims which were all phrased slightly differently which created an overall confusing and ambiguous impression, which it considered meant that consumers could take contradictory meanings as they read through the ad. It also considered that consumers would interpret the claims as meaning that they had won a prize in a sweepstake that could now be claimed.It also considered that the claims and the multiple use of the recipient’s name would lead the recipient to believe that they were luckier than they were and exaggerated their chances of winning a prize, while in the context of the whole ad, consumers could also interpret the statements regarding giving a donation to mean that by doing so they had a better chance of winning a prize.ASA has told Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation that the ad must not appear again its current form and that they must ensure that any future ads make it clear that consumers are being offered the opportunity to enter into a sweepstake, and not imply that they have won a prize if they have not, or are luckier than they are, and must not exaggerate their chances of winning a prize. Advertisement  126 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15center_img  125 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more