first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Unity Lottery, a joint lottery scheme for charities is celebrating its first birthday.The scheme was launched in May 2007 and currently has 25 charities operating Unity Lotteries. These weekly lotteries mean that charities have a share in profits and share admin costs and prize funds. The top prize each week is £25,000.For each £1 raised, 50p goes back to the charity, and 50p goes towards the prize fund and admin costs, meaning there are no big set-up costs for charities, and profits depend on charities’ marketing success.www.unitylottery.co.uk Howard Lake | 29 May 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Unity Lottery celebrates first anniversary  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

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first_imgBroadway veteran and Emmy winner Charles Keating died at his Connecticut home on August 8. The cause of death was cancer, his son Sean confirmed to The Los Angeles Times. He was 72. Born on October 22, 1941 in London, Keating moved to Canada with his parents as a teenager. After appearing in regional productions in Canada and the U.S., he relocated to Britain, where he performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Chichester Festival Theatre. Keating was nominated for a Tony Award in 1986 for his performance in Loot. Prior to that, he appeared on the Great White Way in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The House of Atreus. Keating is survived by his wife Mary of over 50 years, his two sons, Sean and Jamie, and six grandchildren.center_img View Comments While he had found success on stage, Keating became a familiar face to daytime TV viewers during his time on the long-running daytime drama Another World. He received a Daytime Emmy in 1996 for his performance as Carl Hutchins, having previously been nominated three times from1992 to 1994.last_img read more

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first_imgCompanies’ annual financial reports are to be made machine-readable under new rules proposed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).From 2020, companies with securities trading on a regulated market are to prepare their annual financial reports in a new electronic format, XHTML.This format can be opened with standard web browsers and can be prepared and displayed depending on the preferences of an individual issuer.Where a company’s annual financial report contains IFRS consolidated financial statements, these are to be labelled with XBRL tags. These make the labelled disclosures structured and machine-readable, according to an ESMA statement. Source: ESMASteven Maijoor, chair, ESMA“The introduction of the new reporting format in 2020 will make financial statements more accessible and more easily comparable for investors across the EU, supporting transparency and contributing to increased investor protection.”The rules are not yet final, as the European Commission has to decide whether or not to endorse the standards proposed by ESMA.Jonathan Labrey, chief strategy officer at the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), suggested the new reporting format could be beneficial by making it easier for investors to use financial information to gain insight into a company’s strategy and business model.Investors were having to spend too much time mining financial data and the notes to financial statements to find strategically important information, he said, which limited the time they had to “probe and test” a company’s strategy or scenario planning.“If this can improve connectivity of information from data to strategy and ease the burden on investors so they can focus on strategy then I think this is a good development,” he told IPE. The IIRC is a multi-stakeholder coalition promoting change in the thinking and communication about corporate value creation.Some people have expressed doubts about investor demand for the type of financial reporting ESMA’s rules would require.The supervisory authority said most accounting bodies, auditors, regulators and service providers were overall supportive of the mandatory introduction of structured reporting for annual financial reports, but many report preparers and their representative bodies raised objections, considering that not sufficient evidence of the need for electronic reporting had been provided.“A considerable number of these respondents hold the opinion that the [European Single Electronic Format (ESEF)] should require the use of PDF [format] only,” ESMA relayed.Summarising the feedback it received from its stakeholder group, the supervisory authority said that its members were divided in their views about whether the ultimate benefits of structured financial reporting to users, including the issuers, would outweigh the costs. This was considering the absence of a full impact analysis having been carried out.In coming up with rules for structured financial reporting, ESMA has followed through with a requirement of the 2013 EU Transparency Directive. Recital 26 of the legislation says that “a harmonised electronic reporting format would be very beneficial for issuers, investors and competent authorities, since it would make since it would make reporting easier and facilitate accessibility, analysis and comparability of annual financial reports”.Key terms (or, help!)XHTML – Extensible Hypertext Markup LanguageXHTML is a freely usable electronic reporting format that is human-readable without specialised software. A reporting format that may be more familiar to readers is PDF (Portable Document Format), or perhaps HTML (HyperText Markup Language).  XBRL – eXtensible Business Reporting LanguageXBRL is a language used to mark-up, or tag, financial statements. By marking-up the information with XBRL it can be processed by software for analysis and thus becomes machine-readable and ‘structured’.According to ESMA, XBRL is well-established and in use in a number of jurisdictions and is currently the only appropriate markup language to mark up financial statements. An “extensible” XBRL report significantly decreases the comparability of automated data, it noted. iXBRL – Inline XBRLA freely licensed technology used to embed XBRL data into XHTML documents. An Inline XBRL document is a XHTML document in which XBRL data is embedded, which means machine readable XBRL tags and the human readable representation are encapsulated within a single document. Because an iXBRL file is human-readable in the XHTML format, it is said to offer the features and functionalities of the PDF format, but some that a pure PDF file might not be able to provide, for example search functions that are not available for many PDF documents that were only scanned. ESMA said this would facilitate software-supported analysis and comparison of different reports, granting investors a key tool to support their investment decisions.Steven Maijoor, chair of ESMA, said publication of the rules marked “a significant step forward in the digitalisation of financial information of European issuers”.last_img read more

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first_img24 October 2011In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference starting in Durban on 28 November, the City of Johannesburg is launching an awareness campaign to educate residents about the issue of climate change.The awareness campaign, a partnership between the City of Johannesburg and Siemens, will begin in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, on MondayThe 24th of October is International Day of Climate Action, and activities geared towards heightening awareness and education about the causes of climate change and its impact on ecosystems and human livelihood will be held all over the world.According to a City spokesperson Nkosinathi Nkabinde, the campaign will be spread across the city over the next weeks, running through to the beginning of COP 17.The 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place at Durban’s International Convention Centre from 28 November to 9 December.Tree planting“City officials will interact with members of the community in Orange Farm and plant a number of orange trees to commemorate the occasion,” said Nkabinde.The officials will also stop at strategic points with a high concentration of people, like local markets and taxi ranks, to engage with the public and distribute pamphlets on how they can get involved in mitigating change.“The city is undergoing climate change and is not exempt from the negative impacts. It is expected that the temperatures will rise by two to three degrees Celsius in future, depending on the season of the year.”Rainfall was also expected to intensify, resulting in flooding in many parts of Johannesburg. Energy efficient bulbs will be installed by City Power officials in many households as part of the campaign.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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first_imgView comments The Philippine delegation bound for 2017 Southeast Asian Games got a fitting send-off on Thursday night with 10 days to go before the opening of the regional games.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino for 1-0 lead in D-League semis Philippine Sports Commission President Butch Ramirez led the ceremonies held at the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Pasay.“You athletes are the heart and souls of this country,” said Ramirez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“When you go there, don’t just go there for yourselves. Every single Filipino is cheering for you. The Filipinos are the pearls of the orient.”Representatives of each sport for the SEA Games come up on stage. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRERThe country is sending a 493-strong team to Kuala Lumpur in the hopes of fairing better this year than in the previous editions of the games. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ramirez also reminisced on past Philippine athletes who won medals in the Olympics like Teofilo Yldefonso, Jose Villanueva, Roel Velasco, Mansueto Velasco, and Hidilyn Diaz.The top sports official also prayed for the fast recovery of Olympian Ian Lariba, who is battling leukemia.Philippine Olympic Committee President Peping Cojuangco also told the athletes to always embody the Filipino fighting spirit.“Remember you’re always representing the Filipino people,” said Cojuangco. “The fighting heart and the fighting spirit is always there and the Filipino will never stop fighting. You are Filipinos, you are sportsmen, and you are full of guts.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgKirwan State High School (KSHS) dominated the North Queensland All Schools Touch Football Championships held last weekend, 24-25 August 2007 at Queens Park in Townsville.Kirwin, a renowned Touch Football nursery in Queensland, contested all four divisional finals in Open Boys and Girls, and 15 Years Boys and Girls of the showcase schools event in North Queensland.Kirwin claimed the 15 Years Girls and Boys crowns, whilst fellow North Queensland powerhouse William Ross State High School (WRSHS) annexed the Open Boys and Girls titles.Queensland Game Development Officer, Glen Richardson was full of praise for the standard of competition in the popular tournament.“The quality of touch football being produced by these young people is fantastic, with reigning Queensland Champions Kirwan in the under 15 Girls leading the way. The event unites the serious touch player and the casual participant in a fun tournament that appeals to everyone,” Richardson said.Josh Hall, a student from William Ross State High School, who represented Australia at the World Youth Games where he collected a bronze medal in the high jump, epitomized the All Schools spirit of having fun and giving it a go.“To see Josh running around at a Touch Football event is what the All Schools are about, it’s a lot of fun and it’s great to see so many new players embrace the game”, Richardson said.In the 15 Years Girls final, last year’s State Champions Kirwan cleaned up with a 10 – 1 victory over William Ross State High School. Chrystal Browne, a current North Queensland Cyclones Women’s Open representative, was named Player of the Final after an outstanding solo performance for the crack Kirwin combination.The 15 Years Boys Division was hotly contested with Kirwan claiming the 15 Years double with a 4-2 triumph over Abergowrie.This game was played at a frantic pace with defence the key for Kirwan who eventually prevailed in a tough tussle.Player of the final was Jason Norford from Kirwan High.William Ross State High School curtailed the Kirwan dominance of the tournament by claiming a thrilling victory in the Open Boys final 3-2.The highly entertaining game went down to a drop-off with the WRSHS Rhinos claiming victory with a touchdown out wide.Player of the final was WRSH School’s Queensland 18 Years Boys Representative, Chris Taiters.WRSHS also took out the honours in a high scoring Girls Open decider, overcoming traditional rivals Kirwan 7 – 5. Player of the final was WRSH School’s lynchpin, Sheree O’Grady.Some of these teams will now set their sights on travelling to the prestigious Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) All Schools Championships to be held at Whites Hill in Brisbane from October 12 – 14 2007.last_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pellegrini adamant West Ham will not sell Arnautovic or Carrollby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic will not leave West Ham United this month, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.Both strikers have been linked with moves away from the London Stadium.”Andy will still be here with us, he is an important player for us,” Pellegrini said ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie with Birmingham.”He is just coming back from a long, long injury, and the way he is taking advantage of his minutes he will return to the player that we all know.”I am also sure Marko Arnautovic will stay here with us. Good players always have offers but that is different to rumours.” last_img read more

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first_imgReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari: This squad marvellousby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari insists he has nothing to do with transfer planning.Solari says he’s happy with his squad.Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey second leg against Leganés – they lead 3-0 from the first game at the Santiago Bernabéu – Solari said: “I always say it is not my position to explain the policy of signings. The squad we have is marvellous, with a lot of young players, a lot of experienced players and they are all 100 per cent committed.”Asked to assess his forward players, he added: “They are all different players, not necessarily specialist ‘number nines’. The specialist we have is Karim Benzema and he is injured.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Credit: Courtesy of NikeOn Saturday against Penn State, Ohio State will take the field at Ohio Stadium sporting a look different than its familiar scarlet and gray uniforms: black jerseys. Rumors about the possibility of the Buckeyes donning the alternate kits have been swirling for years, but on Oct. 3, Nike officially released an image of the exact style. The black jersey features big scarlet digits outlined in gray. On the sleeves, there is a scarlet stripe of medium thickness sandwiched between two smaller white stripes, which are then outlined by thinner gray stripes. For the pants, a similar looking stripe runs vertically down the side. The helmets — which junior running back Ezekiel Elliott called “beautiful” after OSU’s win over Maryland — are matte black, with black facemasks. Down the center of the dome piece runs the same style stripe from the pants and sleeves. “They’re gonna look sick,” junior defensive end Joey Bosa said. The idea for OSU to deviate from its usual scarlet tops and gray bottoms to the all-blacks came not from the athletic department or anyone in Columbus, but rather from Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. About two years ago, according to OSU athletic director Gene Smith, Nike pitched the possibility of veering away from the traditional threads for a game.The idea, however, was not as well received at first — at least for OSU coach Urban Meyer. “No way, no chance,” he said of when he initially heard of the concept.But then he saw them.“I looked and said ‘whoa,’ and it looked pretty sharp,” he said.  Meyer said after his approval Smith and others affiliated with the team — such as two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin — poured over the design. But what they reviewed is not what fans will see on Saturday. Smith said they did not approve the exact prototype Nike proposed. He, along with other program confidants, made revisions to be more in line with OSU’s history and tradition.Stripes on the side of the pants, along with adding more of scarlet hue to the numbers, were two of the main updates that they orchestrated, Smith said.This process — Nike proposing an idea, then OSU offering its modifications after consulting with select players, former players and certain administrators before settling on a final product — happens every time the Swoosh suggests alternates, Smith said. Nike and OSU have been collaborating on alternate uniforms since 2009, when the Buckeyes debuted their version of the Pro Combat uniform series against Michigan. Since then, the Buckeyes have worn a handful of other Nike-designed alternates, including Pro Combat installments in 2010 and 2011, as well similar variations of the chrome uniforms worn in the 2013 Orange Bowl and against Penn State last season. When they go about formulating different jersey concepts, Smith said there is always a balance between respecting the tradition of OSU’s football team, but also trying to recognize a shift in demographic and move the program forward. “So there is that balance of respect, our history and tradition, but also moving ourselves further into the 21st century, which kind of the landscape defines that for you,” he said. “And the uniforms are part of that.” Despite the desire to move further into the 21st century, OSU does not intend to ever turn into a school like Oregon, which seemingly has different uniforms each week, Smith said. Rather, each year the school will try to pick one game to suit up in nontraditional garb. The athletic director added that next year’s jerseys are already being designed. As for what those will those look like, Smith said, “Give me a break. I’m just trying to get through the day. Obviously, I can’t share that.” OSU is set to take on Penn State — wearing the black jerseys — on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. read more

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