Axa Mansard Insurance Plc ( HY2012 Presentation

first_imgAxa Mansard Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Axa Mansard Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axa Mansard Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (  2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAXA Mansard Insurance Plc is an insurance and asset management company in Nigeria. The company offers solution products for motor, life, travel, education and commercial insurance as well as financial advisory services, portfolio and risk management services and investment consulting services. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

GetBucks Financial Services Limited ( 2015 Prospectus

first_imgGetBucks Financial Services Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 prospectus For more information about GetBucks Financial Services Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GetBucks Financial Services Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GetBucks Financial Services Limited (  2015 prospectus Company ProfileGetBucks Zimbabwe provides unsecured loan products and educational loans to low income earners employed in the formal sector. Their product offering includes salary advances and term loans, aswell as an operation that accepts savings deposits. GetBucks Zimbabwe has a nationwide footprint with 14 branches in major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company is majority-owned (50.3%) by GetBucks Limited, a holding company domiciled in Mauritius and wholly-owned by MyBucks SA. The remaining shares are held by Brainworks Capital Management (Private) Limited, DBF Capital Partners Limited and local pension funds with a combined sharing holding of 10%. GetBucks Zimbabwe is registered and supervised by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe under its Microfinance Act. GetBucks Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Equity Bank Limited ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial conglomerate offering banking products and solutions to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises in Uganda through its subsidiary company, Equity Bank Uganda Ltd (EBUL). Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts and fixed deposit accounts to social institutional accounts, credit products, treasury, trade finance and bank guarantee services. EBUL offers solutions for Internet banking, money transfers, merchant acquiring, point of sale and mobile banking services. Equity Bank Uganda Limited was formerly known as Uganda Microfinance Limited and changed its name to Equity Bank Uganda Ltd in 2008 when the microfinance institution was purchased by Equity Bank Limited. The financial conglomerate operates in six countries in the African Great Lakes Region, including subsidiary banks in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

BK Group Plc ( HY2019 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry sobre el Huracán Harvey

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Aug 30, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Hurricane Harvey, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry sobre el Huracán Harvey Nuestros hermanos y hermanas de Texas y Luisiana necesitan nuestra ayuda. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 2017 Hurricanes, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Un video del Obispo Presidente está aquí[El 29 de agosto, 2017] Del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry:Hace mucho tiempo el profeta Malaquías enseñó que todos somos hijos de Dios en virtud de haber sido creados por el mismo Dios. “¿No tenemos todos un solo padre?, ¿no nos creó un mismo Dios?”, preguntó (2:10). Jesús enseñó lo mismo cuando contó una historia sobre un buen samaritano. De hecho, somos todos hijos de Dios. Y si todos somos hijos de Dios, entonces todos somos hermanos y hermanas.En los últimos días, hemos visto y presenciado la devastación a raíz del huracán Harvey. Nuestros hermanos y hermanas de Texas y Luisiana necesitan nuestra ayuda.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo nos indica que no enviemos comida, ropa u otros artículos porque las diócesis afectadas tienen limitada o ninguna capacidad para recibir, almacenar o distribuir bienes. Es más eficiente y mejor para la economía local hacer una donación.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo nos dice qué podemos hacer para una ayuda de primera emergencia.• Para donar al Fondo de Respuesta al Huracán Harvey a fin de apoyar a las diócesis afectadas para que satisfagan las necesidades de sus vecinos más vulnerables después de este evento, consulte aquí• Inscríbase en la página Listo para Servir para registrarse como posible voluntario en el futuro. El personal de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo comparte estas listas con las diócesis cuando están dispuestas a reclutar a voluntarios externos• El inserto de boletín para su uso este domingo está disponible aquí • Las últimas actualizaciones del programa de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo están disponibles en Facebook y Twitter @EpiscopalRelief y aqui. • Visite el sitio web de la Iglesia Episcopal  para obtener actualizaciones e información importante.Mientras nuestros compañeros episcopales sirven a los necesitados, necesitan nuestra ayuda no sólo ahora o a corto plazo, sino a largo plazo. Nuestro apoyo a la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo es una forma tangible, práctica, eficaz y confiable de hacerlo, recen por  las personas de Texas y Luisiana cuyas vidas han sido cambiadas para siempre por el huracán Harvey.Juntos somos la familia humana de Dios y nuestros esfuerzos en tiempos como estos realmente aportan apreciable ayuda  a nuestras hermanas y hermanos en gran necesidad.El Rvdmo. Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia EpiscopalUn video del Obispo Presidente está aquí Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

City Center deal misses another deadline

first_img Peeling the onion back will make you cry……….when you get to the middle of the onion. Reply Tenita Reid May 6, 2016 at 11:57 pm This deal because of the details(I. E. Onion layers) is probably going to take longer than another 30 days. And if it does not go through, and Taurus walks, then it will not get developed any time soon because remember Taurus was the lone bidder. Investors are not going to want this deal if there are no guarantees on certain issues….. Traffic flow, existed building on the property, infrastructure that is currently not in place for this type of development, and potential impact fees…… The City is almost going to have to give this property away in order for it to be developed into any kind of lucrative real estate venture for Taurus. I don’t think you should either,” said Irby.“Okay, so there’s an ultimate idea,” said Kilsheimer.The Mayor went on to explain the complexity of the deal with Taurus makes it difficult to predict the time frame or the certainty it will close.“In all fairness to Taurus and the the City Staff, we think there is a reasonable prospect that we can pull this deal off, but as we have peeled back the onion and started to discuss some of these hairier issues it turns out that it requires a depth of discussion that no one originally envisioned.”“How confident are we that we’re at the middle of the onion?” Becker asked. “How confident are we that the known issues are known?”“We can let you know after we see the latest draft,” said Kilsheimer. “That’s the truth. I don’t have a better answer than that.”Commissioner Doug Bankson then asked when the next workshop would be.“If I can get the staff to say ‘this is a good deal’ and the staff can say ‘we will recommend this to the Council and to the public’ then we’ll schedule a workshop,” said Kilsheimer. “The staff is very protective over City assets. And the staff wants to make sure this is going to be successful. At the same time the developer wants as much flexibility as possible. They want to agree to as little as possible so they can go back to their investors and say ‘hey we got a great deal in Apopka, let’s begin.’ It’s a natural tension and these negotiations are hard. And I’ll go back to what I said from the beginning. If this were an easy deal it would have been done already. It is not an easy deal.”“But I want us to be able to say to the citizens, we got a good deal,” Bankson added.“Well sure,” said Kilsheimer. “And believe me, everyone is watching this deal. And negotiating in a very public way doesn’t lend itself necessarily to success. But it’s the nature of the beast, and we’re in this situation because we’re in this situation.” May 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm Mama Mia “In all fairness to Taurus and the the City Staff, we think there is a reasonable prospect that we can pull this deal off, but as we have peeled back the onion and started to discuss some of these hairier issues it turns out that it requires a depth of discussion that no one originally envisioned.”-Mayor Joe Kilsheimer You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here May 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia May 6, 2016 at 11:04 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 6, 2016 at 11:44 pm Potential impact fees? Correction: impact fees! Better be, as everybody else pays them. The city might end up giving them back in some fashion, but they impose them, and collect them at least, before giving them back to the developers, if the developers sweet talk them enough and promise the moon. I enjoy your postings Mallory, don’t get mad at me. I don’t want Malware, or Malloryware mad at me!!!! LOL! Only kidding Mallory. Tenita Reid Mama Mia The city has put themselves,ourselves in a very tough spot with this… not much wiggle room 9 COMMENTS Please enter your name here May 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm No! No giving the property away if the deal does not go through with Taurus…, no, no!!!! Give them ONE MORE CHANCE that is, one more extension, if they claim they need it, and then give them the boot! Then continue operating the restaurant as usual, and put the bid out nationally, if not internationally. There are plenty of investors around if you go internationally, who would give it a try, I believe. Those types of investors are smart, but are not afraid to take a risk. Maybe the city can find some other group who has a different idea of what to put there. A hotel, a surgical center, no shopping outlets, that what Apopka’s citizens really want? It is not what I thought was going in when I first heard about the town center. Taurus is getting a steal, and a long time to pay it off, and if they can’t get it together, then give them the boot, and bid it out other than locally, as last time. I have driven by there lately and thought wow, it is so pretty now, and looks the best I have ever seen the area. Let it be, if all other fails, and we will be better off without the expense and all the needed infrastructure costs. Put the boardwalk and fountains, and Sixth Street improvements that I thought were already approved of! Reply TAGSApopka City CouncilCity CenterTaurus Investments Previous articleApopka High Grad KJ Dillon signs with TexansNext articleHappy Mother’s Day – A Short History Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img May 6, 2016 at 11:21 pm Reply Reply Reply Here is a thought. I may be the only one who will love it, so brace yourself. If I could do something with the site down there, I would ship in wild mustangs from out west headed for slaughter at the meat processing plants in Mexico or Canada, and send a small herd of them and place down there on the property, and keep the restaurant open, have the boardwalk and fountains going and use the horse manure for the community gardens. No crazier than the stuff proposed by Taurus. And take donations from visitors to pay for the hay needed. Taurus will make the money, not the city anyway. Show some Wekiva Mustang Pride!!! Change the ordinance to allow for the mustangs down there on that property for a rescue operation and create a non-profit. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter May 7, 2016 at 8:32 am les hebert Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 May 7, 2016 at 12:22 am That horse stuff is off the charts crazy. I think we should plant an onion field down there, and sell onion soup, at the Highland Manor. Oh, it’s not soup yet, I forgot. Reply Reply Tenita Reid The City Commission voted 5-0 to give Taurus Southern Investments another 30-day extension to negotiate a developer’s agreement. This extends the due date until June 2nd. And while the vote was unanimous it was not without hard questions and several revelations about the likelihood this deal will close.After a brief explanation and recommendation by City Administrator Glenn Irby that Council approve the extension, Mayor Joe Kilsheimer asked for a motion, but City Commissioner Diane Velazquez asked Irby why they needed so many extensions.“John Keating is their (Taurus’) attorney and I’ve known John from another life,” said Irby. “He told Taurus that he knew 60 days was not enough time to negotiate, and we’re not sure this additional 30 days is going to do it either. Taurus wants to believe it will. So you may be asked again for another extension. Hopefully not.”Commissioner Kyle Becker then grilled Irby on the merits of continuous extensions.“What’s the reality that they’re going to have something in play in 30 days? Can we condition this thing to say you get it to us in 30 days or this thing isn’t going to happen? Why are we going to continue doing extensions? What’s the purpose of it?”“To allow more time to negotiate,” Irby said.“Well let’s get a realistic time frame,” said Becker. “I don’t want to belabor the point, but it makes no sense to me to keep on allowing them to miss a deadline.”“I don’t think the deadlines are something we’ve missed,” said Kilsheimer. “What we have run into is the level of detail. For example the size of Martin’s Pond and the size of how much land can be developed around Martin’s Pond. If you look at the high-water mark for Martin’s Pond, it eliminates four acres. So four acres that everyone thought would be developed is no longer developable. That changes the whole scheme of things because four acres has now been taken out and so that changes the economic calculations. But the ultimate idea is…and I probably shouldn’t say…” I only hope and pray that this deal with Taurus does fail! I agree with Tenita that this intersection of 2 major roads looks absolutely beautiful as an entry to Apopka. Just buy 2 big huge lighted fountains and put them in the pond and it will be one of the most impressive entrances into any city around. Build a boardwalk or something around it or something like that and with the Highland Manor sitting there, it would be an absolutely gorgeous photo op for anything in this city.Then take the entire City Center idea and put it where it belongs over at Edwards Field and Kit-Land Park area where you already have festivals, fairs, truck food outings, judging for the Christmas Parade, Art & Foliage Festival and so on. How much more of a natural place to expand all that into a City Center that already has the Fran Carlton Center there also. We have a 5 lane local road that leads you there without trying to reconfigure 2 major highways and a million dollar bridge for a safe path over 441 if you want to expand to the south side of 441 or put more parking over there where our beautiful City Hall sits and a very unique restaurant (The Cat Fish Place) at the base of the bridge. Procure some of the property on the south side of Kit-Land Park all the way over to the cemetery and develop that area further with other restaurants or whatever. Keep McDonalds and Wendy’s on 441 so you can take the kids for a Happy Meal when they get antsy at some function at the City Center. This property could be procured for a whole lot less than out on 441 or 436. Take our lumps with the Highland Manor property and make it a beautiful city entry and move on and develop something that is a lot more practical and useful for our citizens. If you want to a build a hotel there on 441, you have the property right there to the west of Highland Manor to do that if that is a necessary for the area. Please enter your comment! Michael Heaton Reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mallory walters Anyone who thinks that maybe a foreign investor would not pay sizable millions need only look to another billionaire, though not a foreign one. That is Rick Scott. Did he not pay about $ 70 million out of his own pocket to run for Florida governor? That is what I heard. I also heard he does not take his salary. There must be something in the water in Florida for sure, to make a deal like that, just saying………..he could of spent part of that on the property down there, and still had money, or his daughters’ more of an inheritance. Look what some pay for an old coin, or a potato chip in the image of whatever…….someone will make a better offer, if they know about it! 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New platforms offering lower or no fees for charities

first_imgNew platforms offering lower or no fees for charities Payments start-up Banked offers 0.1% payment processing feesPayments start-up Banked has launched, delivering real-time account to account payments without the need to share bank details and 0.1% payment processing fees.Banked ( is regulated by the FCA in both UK and Europe, and instead of giving their bank details, users generate a link, share it, and wait for payment.Charities can join by embedding Banked’s API, and individuals can use the free Banked app to create payment links and start requesting money.One charity using Banked is HEROES, which supports the NHS. On this occaision Banked is waiving all payment processing fees. This means that through not having to pay the standard 2.9% payment processing fee on all donations, it can save £29,000 on every £1million raised: enough to cover 9,000 FFP3 masks, 10,000 full face visors, 6,000 single use gowns and 1,450 gift vouchers for its ‘perk after work’ scheme.Brad Goodall, Banked CEO, said:“When we donate to our favourite charity, or support a friend or family member fundraising for a cause, we only think about the £10 we’re ‘giving to charity’ and rarely consider the percentage lost to card processing fees. On a small scale, it doesn’t seem like much, but when you consider that the UK donates £10 billion to charity every year, the value of donations lost is huge.”“We want to revolutionise the payment system for charities and fundraising platforms by virtually eliminating processing fees, so that far more money can go to the actual causes.”  1,694 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis TrueLayer launches free charity donation platform using open bankingFinancial API provider TrueLayer ( has launched a donation application that uses open banking to allow charities to receive 100% of all donations made, removing subscription and transaction charges.Women’s Aid, FareShare, End Youth Homelessness, The Wonder Foundation and The Brokerage are among the charities to have signed up to Donate Direct so far, which is free to use for charities.By using Payments Initiation, which enables donations to be made directly from online banking without the need for credit or debit cards, donations clear in minutes instead of days with the entire process underpinned by the bank’s security. Transaction fees are lowered by Payment Initiation and will then be completely covered by TrueLayer.The idea for the platform came from TrueLayer’s Payments Product Lead George Davis, and it was then built by TrueLayer in under a week.Shefali Roy, COO of TrueLayer, said:“We hope this platform can provide some help to charities. They have been hit hard by the crisis just when they are needed the most. By cutting out transaction fees, we’re making sure 100% of donations go to good causes and by using our Payments API for payment initiation using bank to bank rails, donations are fully secure, and clearance is faster.“We asked our team to come up with ways we can help people on the frontline of the crisis and have been thrilled with the response. They worked tirelessly to get Donate Direct up and running in only a few days. We’re also very happy to match up to £10,000 worth of donations made through Donate Direct.Luke Wiechula, Corporate Partnerships Officer at FareShare, said:“We are doing everything we can to continue to deliver food to vulnerable people during the crisis. Our service has never been more important, which is why we really welcome Donate Direct. By cutting out admin and transaction costs, it will enable all of the donations we receive to go directly to supporting the people who need it the most.”Charities interested in using Donate Direct can contact [email protected] Here are three new platforms offering lower or no fees for charities.  1,693 total views,  5 views today Givable platform launches to help smaller charities encourage donationsDigital studio adaptable has launched a donations platform for small charities across the UK impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.Charities wishing to use Givable ( as its new donations platform can do so with a small set-up fee and no subscription fees for six months if signed up before the end of June 2020.Givable can bolt onto any existing charity or voluntary organisation website and, powered by Stripe, can accept one off or recurring debit/credit card payments along with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Paypal.The website features a four-step ‘funnel’ that guides donors through the giving process of the donation amount, donor details with address look-up, Gift Aid opt-in and payment details with multiple payment methods.Givable also has a bespoke reporting dashboard for charities to monitor donations and the user interface can be styled to sit in line with any charity’s logo and brand by setting the colour palette, typography and tone of voice.The adaptable team prototyped, designed, built and tested Givable during five weeks of remote working during lockdown.Founder Dan Cooper said:“As a studio, the last few weeks have got us thinking how we could help our existing clients in the charity and voluntary sectors, along with helping other charities at a national level.“With the economy currently taking a hit due to Covid-19 we wanted to create a tool for charities both small and large to help them provide a best in class giving experience to help encourage donors to give now in these uncertain times more than ever.”center_img 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 Tagged with: app Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 2 June 2020 | News And one more idea:Online competition platform RaffallOnline competition platform Raffall says it has seen a 300% increase in its services during the pandemic.Raffall ( is aimed at individuals, businesses, charities, celebrities and influencers who are looking to monetise their existing audiences in a fun and engaging way. It enables users to host raffles while keeping all of the revenue generated from ticket sales. Hosts specify the price per ticket and the number of tickets issued so that the odds for winning each raffle are fixed, enabling users to calculate their chances of winning before entering.The platform functions as a trusted third party similar to an escrow account; hosts are unable to access ticket revenue until the competition winner confirms receipt of their prize. Hosts have no control or influence over winner selection, with winners being generated completely at random. The platform also allows hosts and entrants to view how many tickets have been sold at any time.last_img read more

Nessma TV trial adjourned until controversial date

first_img Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 12, 2019 Find out more News Organisation After several postponements, Nessma TV owner Nabil Karoui’s trial on charges of causing offence by broadcasting the Franco-Iranian animated film Persepolis last October resumed yesterday before a Tunis court. The film, which contains a portrayal of God, triggered violent demonstrations by Tunisia’s Salafists when it was screened last October.Opposition leaders, national constituent assembly representatives, Tunisian and foreign human rights activists, and many lawyers and journalists went to the court in show of support for Nessma TV. Reporters Without Borders, which is calling for Karoui’s acquittal, also attended. At the end of yesterday’s hearing, the court announced that it would issue its verdict on 3 May, when activities to mark World Press Freedom Day are to be organized under UNESCO’s aegis in Tunis.“The decision by the judges to issue their verdict on 3 May does not seem to a coincidence and raises questions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “From the outset, this trial has has a political character. It must not now be used by the authorities to spruce up their image on World Press Freedom Day.”Two days after Nessma TV broadcast Persepolis on 7 October, around 300 people tried to storm the TV’s stations premises and then, the next day, 144 lawyers filed a complaint against the station. Both the attack and the complaint were condemned by Reporters Without Borders at the time.The complaint is based on articles 44 and 48 of the former media law and article 121-3 of the criminal code, which says that: “The distribution, sale or public display – or the possession with the intent to distribute, sell or display for a propaganda purpose – of leaflets, newsletters or stickers, whether of foreign origin or not, likely to disturb public order and decency, is forbidden.”The complaint also cites articles 226 and 226 (b) of the criminal code, which punish “causing offence to religions,” “public outrage,” “gross indecency” and “affront to public decency and morality.”Reporters Without Borders calls for the withdrawal of all the charges against Nessma TV, just as it calls for the dismantling of the legislative arsenal developed under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to gag the media, and calls for the implementation of the new media law, decree law 115.“The articles on which this complaint is based are no longer applicable because decree law 115 has taken effect,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By modifying the charges on which the prosecution is based, the judges would have a unique opportunity to give the new press law the force it deserves.”Karoui’s trial has had a high profile but the media have paid much less attention to other cases that have produced rulings harmful for freedom of expression and media freedom.Photo : Reuters / Anis Mili Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Related documents Nessma TV trial adjourned until controversial date – In arabicPDF – 244.82 KB April 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nessma TV trial adjourned until controversial date News RSF_en to go further December 26, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Tunisia November 11, 2020 Find out more Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Mary I nominated for three prestigious awards

first_img Previous articleWoman dies in Limerick house fireNext articleCompetition winner Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print MIC Lecturer Shines New Lens on Primary Geography in New Publication TAGSEducation AwardsHigher Education AuthorityMIC New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland MIC Lecturer Elected to Board of International Society for Music Education Linkedin MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions Mary Immaculate College (MIC) has been shortlisted for three Education Awards.The Education Awards recognise, encourage and celebrate excellence in the third level education sector on the island of Ireland from both State and privately funded institutions and are designed to highlight the key areas that impact upon student performance and provide opportunities for educational institutions, their employees and contributors  to have their achievements recognised across the various important facets of their operations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mary Immaculate College was shortlisted under the following categories; Best Student Experience; Best International College Achievement and Best Online Learning Experience for its LINC (Leadership for Inclusion) programme delivered through the LINC Consortium.LINC, established in 2016, is a Level 6 Special Purpose Award (Higher Education) designed to enhance inclusion of children with additional needs in early years’ settings through the development of the role of Inclusion Coordinator. The programme, offered by a consortium led by Mary Immaculate College and including Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University, is part of a government commitment to the provision of high quality education and training in the field of early childhood care and education and was introduced as part of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) in 2016.Recent Higher Education Authority figures show MIC as having one of the highest retention rates (96%) in the country.The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday May 25.center_img Advertisement NewsEducationMary I nominated for three prestigious awardsBy Editor – May 2, 2017 988 Facebook WhatsApp MIC Teams Up with GPA on New Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students Email Twitter Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Daylast_img read more

Robbery arrests made

first_imgCrimeFelony Arrests Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleSCHOLAR ATHLETES: Permian’s Jacobo ready for next path in lifeNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Former OHS coach hired at Killeen Ellison Odessa American Robbery arrests made By Odessa American – May 27, 2021 Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Two 16-year-old males have been arrested in connection to three N-N-Out robbery investigations. One male was charged with aggravated robbery, first-degree felony, in connection to a robbery that occurred on May 12.The second male was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, first-degree felony, in connection to two previous robberies.Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance photos or anyone with information in reference to the N-N-Out robbery that occurred on Jan. 31 is encouraged to contact Detective D. Rocha at 432-335-4933 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Facebook Pinterest TAGSN-N-Outrobbery Facebooklast_img read more