first_img whatsapp AUSTRALIAN banking giant Macquarie Group yesterday slapped investors with a shock profit warning, admitting that its earnings will fall around a quarter over the first half of the year due to torrid market conditions.Macquarie, which has in the past been nicknamed the “millionaires’ factory” due to the sizeable pay packets awarded to its star bankers, warned that its trading and advisory operation had been significantly impacted by the weak markets.Profit for the six months to end of September is likely to drop by 25 per cent on the same period last year, Macquarie said, obliterating analyst expectations of an 11 per cent rise. The group expects earnings to remain flat over the full year to March compared to last year, but only as long as market activity returns to more normal levels in the near future.The dismal update comes after Macquarie migrated from its investment management fee model to a more traditional investment banking framework following the trials and tribulations of the financial crisis.Its famously generous compensation packages have also dwindled recently, leading analysts to question whether or not it is losing too many of its top staff. Last month, analysts at UBS said in a note that Macquarie should cut jobs and earmark the money saved to boost salaries and bonuses.“This low compensation capability may become a material hurdle for staff retention and the ability to attract high-quality recruits,” the note said.Macquarie, Australia’s biggest bank, has slipped recently at home, with its M&A advisory market share falling by a third. It did not manage to land a place among the advisers to mining giant BHP Billiton’s $39bn bid for Canada’s PotashCorp.It has fallen to fifth position in its mainstay equity underwriting business, losing out to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan and RBS, according to Thomson Reuters data. Macquarie, which has A$3.1bn in surplus capital and A$29bn in liquid assets, had twice earlier warned concerns about the global recovery had dragged down market activity to their lowest level since 2004. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Share Monday 6 September 2010 8:15 pm KCS-content Weak market rocks profits at Macquarie Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Table games Casino & games 30th May 2019 | By contenteditor Nevada’s gaming revenue for April came in at $936.5m, the first month that the state’s total has failed to hit the $1bn mark in 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nevada’s gaming revenue for April came in at $936.5m, the first month that the state’s total has failed to hit the $1bn mark in 2019. Total revenue was down 1.8% year-on-year, and 8.5% sequentially. The majority of state revenue was derived from slots, which accounted for $658.8m (70.3%) of the total, up marginally year-on-year.This was offset by a 5.8% drop in table, counter and card games (including sports and race betting) to $277.7m.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Regions: US Nevada Nevada revenue falls below $1bn for first time in 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Flutter and TSG merger on track despite Covid-19 pandemic Finance Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power Betfair, has said its proposed mega-merger with The Stars Group (TSG) remains on track despite the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with the two operators announcing further details about the deal. Email Addresscenter_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 27th March 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance Strategy Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power Betfair, has said its proposed mega-merger with The Stars Group (TSG) remains on track despite the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with the two operators announcing further details about the deal.The merger, announced in October last year, will see Flutter acquire all shares in TSG and join together to create a combined business with annual revenue of £3.8bn (€4.2bn/$4.6bn).Flutter this month entered into new debt arrangements comprising a term loan and £1.3bn revolving credit facility, to be used for refinancing existing Flutter and TSG debt, as well as provide ongoing financial flexibility.The new financing facilities are contingent on the merger going ahead, with the deal expected to be completed before the end of the second quarter, subject to it securing relevant regulatory approvals.Meanwhile, Flutter said that while the combined business will have a robust financial profile, given its strong cash generation in conjunction with expected cost, revenue and financing synergies, this is likely to impacted by the global Covid-19 in the current financial year.Flutter said while it expects this to reduce over time, leverage of the combined group at the end of the first financial reporting period following completion is now likely to be above 3.5x, excluding synergies.In terms of dividends, subject to approval, existing Flutter shareholders will be entitled to receive a final 2019 dividend of 133 pence per Flutter ordinary share. However, given the impact of Covid-19, the Flutter board will propose that this be paid in ordinary Flutter shares rather than cash.When the merger was first announced, Flutter said its shareholders would be entitled to a pro-rated dividend immediately prior to completion. However, given the anticipated financial profile of Flutter in the current year, the Flutter board said it no longer considers it prudent to propose this.TSG has never declared or paid dividends and is not expected to do so prior to completion.For the combined group dividend policy, Flutter said the disruption caused by Covid-19 means it will suspend the dividend for the current financial year. The board will monitor the calendar of sports events and the performance of sports betting, as well as the combined group’s anticipated deleveraging and balance sheet position, before deciding when to reinstate a dividend.Meanwhile, Flutter and TSG have come to an agreement as to who will serve as directors at Flutter. Divyesh Gadhia, who is currently executive chairman of TSG, will become deputy chair of the group, following completion of the merger.TSG chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi will act as a consultant to Flutter and join the Board in a non-executive capacity. Richard Flint, Alfred Hurley, Jr., David Lazzarato and Mary Turner will also become directors.Subject to completion, Jan Bolz and Emer Timmons will step down as non-executive directors of Flutter, while Ian Dyson will step down from the audit committee and will relinquish his roles as senior independent director and chair of the nomination committee. Andrew Higginson will instead take up these positions.Flutter and TSG will public a circular in relation to the merger later today, with a prospectus due to follow before the end of the month.“In these challenging times I am more convinced than ever of the strategic fit of these two complementary businesses,” Flutter’s chief executive Peter Jackson said. “The combined business will enjoy improved geographic and product diversification and allow us to advance our strategic goals.“I am delighted that Rafi has agreed to join the Flutter board and to be available to me as a consultant given his extensive knowledge of Stars’ international business.“We continue to work with various competition and anti-trust authorities globally to secure the few remaining approvals required. We do so while never losing sight of our current primary objective to ensure the safety of our staff and customers during these unprecedented times.”Flutter chair Gary McGann added: “I am looking forward to working with the new Flutter board in realising the exciting opportunities that will emerge from the combination of these two great companies.“I would like to take this opportunity to note the commitment and dedication shown by Emer and Jan during their time on the Flutter board, to thank them for their support and to wish them both well for the future.”last_img read more

first_imgClydestone (Ghana) Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgA chest injury could keep Jonathan Joseph out of England’s game with Wales on Saturday, but who will replace the Bath man in the midfield? Jonathan Joseph hands off Waisea Nayacalevu the England v Fiji match With all the uncertainty over England’s 12 jersey, the one constant has been that Jonathan Joseph will start at outside centre in all the big games in the World Cup.Having had to bide his time behind Manu Tuilagi, he seized his chance during the Six Nations, proving himself to be one of, if not the best outside centre in the northern hemisphere.So when Andy Farrell did everything he could to avoid admitting that Joseph would miss Saturday’s clash with Wales with a chest injury, it started alarm bells ringing for England.Instead of having to choose between Tuilagi and Joseph, Stuart Lancaster now finds his options very limited for the biggest game of his England coaching career to date.Only Brad Barritt and Henry Slade have started Tests at 13 of the current squad, and the latter’s only start came in the first warm-up game against France.Of course Barritt is first choice at 12, so even shifting him across one involves more of a reshuffle.He and Saracens teammate Owen Farrell have started together in midfield, during Lancaster’s first two games in charge back in 2012, as well as against Samoa last year.During the Samoa game, George Ford was at fly-half, and that would be arguably the safest option, with two reliable defenders to cope with the hard running of Jamie Roberts and the Welsh outside backs. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img What that would mean for England’s expansive running game is another matter though, with every chance that Jonny May and Anthony Watson would have to come infield for opportunities.Sam Burgess impressed off the bench against Fiji, but it would appear to be a massive gamble if he got the start. He has no experience at 13, and if he were to start inside Barritt, the pressure on Ford to spark the backline would be immense.Which brings us back to Slade. The Exeter youngster has actually played a lot of his club rugby at 13, even though most have pigeonholed him as a fly-half who can play at 12.It’s rather an unusual set-up, with a second playmaker at outside centre, and he offers a very different skillset to Joseph.However a second playmaker outside a hard-running inside centre has the potential to stretch the Welsh back row, and anything that forces Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau into the wider channels on defence will be invaluable given England’s breakdown struggles. Slade will never offer the raw speed and elusive footwork of Joseph, but if England already know that the Bath centre won’t make it, then a one-cap 22-year-old might be their best replacement.Of course if Luther Burrell had made the squad, this decision would be altogether more straightforward, then again, selection is always easier in hindsight!last_img read more

first_img Reply June 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSSummer Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Please enter your name herecenter_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 That would make a beautiful name for a celebrity child, Summer Solstice, you know, kind of like Blue Ivy, and North West…..let’s see, Summer Solstice West, sounds so…..perfect! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom By Stephen Schneider, Professor of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts Amherst and first published on summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere. People around the world observe the change of seasons with bonfires and festivals and Fête de la Musique celebrations.The solstice is the 24-hour period during the year when the most daylight hits the Northern Hemisphere. Przemyslaw ‘Blueshade’ Idzkiewicz, CC BY-SAAstronomers can calculate an exact moment for the solstice, when Earth reaches the point in its orbit where the North Pole is angled closest to the sun. That moment will be at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Time on June 21 this year. From Earth, the sun will appear farthest north relative to the stars. People living on the Tropic of Cancer, 23.5 degrees north of the Equator, will see the sun pass straight overhead at noon. Six months from now the sun will reach its southern extreme and pass overhead for people on the Tropic of Capricorn, and northerners will experience their shortest days of the year, at the winter solstice.The sun’s angle relative to Earth’s equator changes so gradually close to the solstices that, without instruments, the shift is difficult to perceive for about 10 days. This is the origin of the word solstice, which means “solar standstill.”This slow shift means that June 21 is only about 1 second longer than June 20 at mid-northern latitudes. It will be about a week before there’s more than a minute change to the calculated amount of daylight. Even that’s an approximation – Earth’s atmosphere bends light over the horizon by different amounts depending on weather, which can introduce changes of more than a minute to sunrise and sunset times.Even today, visitors flock to see the solstice at Stonehenge. Stonehenge Stone Circle, CC BYMonuments at Stonehenge in England, Karnak in Egypt, and Chankillo in Peru reveal that people around the world have taken note of the sun’s northern and southern travels for more than 5,000 years. From Stonehenge’s circle of standing stones, the sun will rise directly over an ancient avenue leading away to the northeast on the solstice. We know little about the people who built Stonehenge, or why they went to such great effort to construct it – moving multi-ton stones from rock outcrops as far as 140 miles away. All this to mark the spot on the horizon where the sun returns each year to rest for a while before moving south again. Perhaps they, like us, celebrated this signal of the coming change of seasons. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRaimondo GuidacciOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesTrofarelloItalyPublished on April 08, 2015Cite: “The house on the house / Raimondo Guidacci” 08 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Gualandris, Ferro Antonio “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Contractors: Save this picture!© Beppe Giardino+ 26 Share 2014 The house on the house / Raimondo Guidacci Architects: Raimondo Guidacci Area Area of this architecture project Housescenter_img Year:  CopyHouses•Trofarello, Italy Italy Photographs ArchDaily Photographs:  Beppe Giardino Collaborators:Giancarlo Ambu, Rosario RussoProject Management:Raimondo GuidacciCity:TrofarelloCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Beppe GiardinoRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. This project involves the extension of a detached house at Trofarello, in a zone characterized by the presence of many detached houses within small lots. At the old pitched roof was build a new volume intended to contain a bedroom and a small bathroom.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoThe new space, completely made out of fir wood and faced with titanium zinc, does not fill the entire surface of the building below, but just a small part, having to respect the minimum distances from neighbouring buildings and streets.Save this picture!SectionTherefore the structure of the new volume arises from these restrictions. It is a sort of container in rheinzink, leaning according to the slope of the old pitched roof: a house on the house.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoSave this picture!DetailAn internal staircase links it to the building below. The double seaming rheinzink coating completely wrap it, along the walls too, that open onto the two side terraces. Two strip windows connect the new volume with the outer space.Save this picture!© Beppe GiardinoProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in the Moscow Region / M2 Architectural GroupSelected ProjectsAmanda Levete to Design Melbourne’s Second Annual MPavilionArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The house on the house / Raimondo GuidacciSave this projectSaveThe house on the house / Raimondo Guidaccilast_img read more

first_img Area:  1185 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Ctl-e Nous Engineering, Matthew Melnyk, Stephanie Miyata Structural Engineer: Year:  MEP Engineer: ArchDaily Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Westmont, United States “COPY” SCI Arc / Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles + Darin JohnstoneSave this projectSaveSCI Arc / Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles + Darin Johnstone Save this picture!© Joshua White+ 35 Share SCI Arc / Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles + Darin Johnstone Architects: Darin Johnstone Architects, Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Photographs:  Joshua White Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: James Hardie, Simpson Strong Tie, Green Earth Nano Science inc. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Instructor:Darin JohnstoneStudent Lead:Howard ChenStudent Design, Development And Construction Team:Deysi Blanco, Louie Bofill, Leonora Bustamante, Renso Caicedo, Rome Cao, Howard Chen, Yufan Chen, Hussam Al Dabiani, Jennifer Diep, Eliad Dorfman, Elliot Freeman, Adam Fujioka, Meldia Hacobian, Sungmi Hyun, Thomas Leglu, Sylvia Liu, Ayla Malka, Sarah Mark, Kazi Maysun, Lu Cheng Pan, Jin Park, Yixiong Peng, Noni Pittenger, Jiamin Shou, Cathy Qu, Breeze XueStudent Seminar Construction Team:Sara Abalkhail, Renso Caicedo, Robert Davidsun, Coleman Griffin, Zhaoji Luo, Xueyang Lyu, Trenton Allan Mays, Saba Nasehi, Nairi Nancy Nayirian, Carol Ann Paden, Uriel QuevedoDesign Team:Deysi Blanco, Howard Chen, Sarah MarkCity:WestmontCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joshua WhiteRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The IVRV house is the result of a collaboration between Southern California Institute of Architecture and Habitat for Humanity. It represents the mergence of two complimentary missions; to educate Architects who will imagine and shape the future and to provide simple, decent, affordable housing for all. The house is intended to challenge the status quo of sustainable / affordable housing in both form and content.  The student designed and constructed house strives to answer a typical residential program in an unexpected way. The collaboration began with a studio at SCI-Arc in September of 2014. Through a kind of competition process the IVRV design was selected from a field of 16 student projects. The student designed, developed and constructed project, led by faculty member Darin Johnstone, was completed in the spring of 2016.Save this picture!© Joshua WhiteThe site in South Los Angeles is in an area where chain link fences line the perimeter of homes to deter crime.  The primary functional concept of IVRV was to maximize protected livable area (inside and out) while maintaining the square footage of HFHLA’s typical single-family homes. (3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath in 1200 s.f.) To achieve this, the house captured the allowable width of the lot as a two-story gabled block that outdoor spaces were ‘subtracted’ from. The traditional form was challenged through a series of operations to make it work differently than a conventional house. The south end (rear of the house) is tilted to thicken the wall for added insulation and to provide shading for the inset windows. The north end roof (front of the house) is cut to provide northern top light into a balcony, bedroom and entry courtyard. The resulting uniqueness of the design is not mere novelty. It is form following purpose through process.Save this picture!Gorund Floor PlanAt the entry court, a multilayer ‘eco-screen’ was developed to enclose the garden space. This came from a desire to create a protected outdoor environment within the gabled volume of the house so the family could enjoy the full benefits of the California climate and lifestyle. The design strives to synthesize sustainable features into an overall aesthetic; The ‘eco-screens’ protect the entry court with a new kind of trellis that shades the courtyard, captures energy and cleans the air.Save this picture!© Joshua WhiteSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Joshua WhiteHopefully the project can lead by example and make a difference in the city. It is one tiny project that embodies the idea that design innovation is imperative to creating housing that is affordable, sustainable, safe and beautiful. According to the principles of Habitat for Humanity ‘every man woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live’. In imagining the future the students at SCI Arc set out to think beyond decency to something that is also delightful, wondrous and inspiring.Save this picture!© Joshua WhiteProject gallerySee allShow lessMCH: MAS in Collective HousingWorkshopMies van der Rohe’s Other Illinois Home, the McCormick House, to Undergo RestorationArchitecture News Share United States “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDarin Johnstone ArchitectsOfficeFollowHabitat for Humanity Los AngelesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWestmontUnited StatesPublished on July 03, 2017Cite: “SCI Arc / Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles + Darin Johnstone” 03 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_imgArma Karma has been designed to offer a flexible model for renters that doesn’t tie them into an annual policy, andallows them to give back to charity when they take out a subscription, at no extra cost to themselves. Tythe Insurance subscription Arma Karma, which is also B-Corp pending and has signed up to climate solution enterprise Ecologi, donates 25% of commission revenue on every policy to the charity partner of the subscriber’s choice. Advertisement “We’ve worked closely with our charity partners to do everything we can to maximise the donations they can expect to receive in years to come, and in that time we’ve gotten to know them and the incredible work they do. The charitable aspect was one of the cornerstones on which we founded Arma Karma, and it’s such a privilege to provide ongoing support to these amazing organisations.” An insurance subscription that allows renters to support a good cause through their cover has launched, along with a subscription service that helps people support environmental causes. “More and more of us are realising the urgent need to tackle the environmental crisis, but beyond changing our daily habits it’s hard to know how best to help. There are thousands of charities to consider supporting and understanding what they all do takes considerable research. On top of that, if you decide to support several organisations then you’re left to juggle multiple payments, which becomes a chore. Our goal with Tythe is to make it easy and rewarding to support the cause in the most effective way possible.” Its founder, John Spiers, commented: Arma Karma Melanie May | 22 April 2021 | News 2 new subscription services helping people support good causes There are two levels of subscription to choose from: £7.99/month (the current cost of Amazon Prime) or £24.99/month (1% of the average UK salary). Every penny of the subscription goes to the chosen charities, and subscriptions can be cancelled at any time. “By focusing on different causes such as health, the environment, humanitarian aid and representation, we hope that anyone taking out an Arma Karma subscription has the chance to support an organisation close to their hearts.” The donations continue for the life of all policies, with this a permanent feature that will form the basis of any new policies added to the Arma Karma portfolio in the future, with the aim of raising £1m in the next three years for the business’ panel of charities. These will switch to another four charities after three months, with no more than eight charity partners on rotation to ensure they have plenty of opportunities to become the chosen beneficiaries as more people sign up.center_img Once signed up, donors will receive access to a personal dashboard detailing the outputs associated with their donations. They will also be rewarded for their donations with badges and will be able to share their chosen charities and personal impact directly to social media. Tythe is a new nonprofit initiative from The EQ Foundation. Through a single monthly subscription, people can donate to a curated list of nine high impact environmental projects including Surfers Against Sewage, SolarAid, the Blue Marine Foundation, and Trees for Cities. Donations are matched 1:1 and the outputs of each subscription are quantified, so donors can track their impact. Each charity is chosen based on their impact and innovation, and people can which ones they want to support and how their donation is split. Donations are managed through a single subscription and for the first three months, The EQ Foundation is matching donations. Tagged with: environment insurance Subscriptions Dan Kwiatkowski, founder of Tythe said: Those signing up to a subscription, which covers only ‘stuff that matters’ – valuable items not just in the home, but outside and abroad – have the option to choose who they’d like Arma Karma to donate to on their behalf, with the option of currently supporting Shelterbox, Rainforest Trust UK, Railway Children, and Young Minds. The new platform is being incubated by The EQ Foundation, the creator of Giving is Great, with analysts from Giving is Great choosing the charities. Other charities may be added in due course. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “We have been delighted to support Tythe in its quest to make donating more meaningful for people who want to help protect our planet and lack the resources to research for the most impactful causes. More than 75% of all voluntary income is generated by just 2% of charities – typically the ones that can afford national promotional campaigns. The Tythe portfolio has been selected on the basis of impact, not marketing footprint.” Ben Smyth, founder and CEO of Arma Karma, said:  866 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 read more

first_imgBy Katrina MillerThis slightly edited talk was given at the Workers World Party Sept. 10 webinar, “Workers Defend Black Lives.” View webinar at, everyone! I’m an activist in Kenosha, Wisconsin – a town that wouldn’t be where it is without United Auto Workers Local 72. I’m a member of Students for a Democratic Society, a nationwide student activist group.Katrina Miller                                             WW Photo: Mirinda CrissmanI’ve been involved in many campaigns pertaining to events locally and worldwide, but none have hit me more than the attempted murder of Jacob Blake at the hands of Rusten Sheskey, a Kenosha police officer.I remember having gotten home from a regular day on Sunday [Aug. 23], when Facebook exploded for me. Messages from other activists nearby, flooding my phone about whether I had heard the news, directing me to a live stream quickly picking up attention, not just locally but nationwide.A Black man, shot in the back, in my town? In a neighborhood I’ve passed through countless times, blocks from where I went to high school. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I could not believe it.I was scrolling desperately through Facebook to find out if he’s alive, who it was, what happened, anything. And I made the unfortunate choice to watch that video. The video of the attempted murder of Jacob Blake, as he tried to step into his car, an act far from deserving of seven point-blank shots in the back. And while that was hard to watch, what is much harder to take in is the knowledge that the police force in this country can shoot a father [in front of three of his six children] and, so far, get away with it.I rushed to the scene, as did many others, to demand the name of the officer, to demand accountability, to demand the indictment of the officer, to demand justice.We demanded answers: Why was Jacob Blake left on the ground bleeding for an hour? How could they justify shooting him? How many times can this keep happening? Tension escalated, and when police tried to drive a cop car (whose tire had been slashed) into our crowd, it spilled over.The Kenosha Police Department had already brought riot police onto the scene. That’s key to remember: When you see a protest, look who is dressed for a riot. It’s not us.Regardless, the police were vastly outnumbered by angry citizens demanding justice and they quickly left. Then people poured from the scene to the police station downtown.We gathered and we spoke and we expressed our frustrations, and we were met by riot police, by guns on the roof, by SWAT [Special Weapons And Tactics] vehicles pulling up.The cops barricaded streets, but you know what they defended, what they blocked? The courthouse, the police station, the offices. Not our homes! They didn’t protect the people. They attacked us, they gassed us, they attempted to prevent us from acting on our right to protest, our right to criticize their actions, to criticize the system.But that Sunday wasn’t the end. We carried on into Monday, gathering early for marching and protests. And yet again were met by violent resistance! This has been a pattern shown by the police time and time again.They claimed we were backed by outside agitators, but the only agitators we saw were all the cops from out of town sent in, the National Guard sent in, the armed militia who roamed our streets, who we were pushed back into. Militia who with the support of the police killed Joseph “Jojo” Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, two more victims of the emboldened fascist presence in the U.S.Medics were gassed, we were shot at, we were pushed back and corralled like animals, like we were the ones roaming the streets killing people of color, like we were the ones using weapons of war on people, like we were behaving like the police do.How does standing up to injustice justify being shot, being gassed, being rounded up like animals and arrested for curfew – as my fellow SDS activists, Adelana Akindes and Victor Garcia, were while the far-right militia got to roam free.Activists from across the country called into the Kenosha Detention Center demanding the release of Adelana and Victor and all other arrested on bogus charges by unmarked officers in unmarked cars–like the Gestapo.This is fascism and a clear violation of our rights. Students for a Democratic Society stand with all who fight fascism and racism and police brutality. Solidarity with all workers across the country!In Kenosha, we need justice, and we need a Civilian Police Accountability Council now. Thank you everyone.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more