Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgBelle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBelle Mare Holding Limited is a Mauritian investment company that engages in the commercial and property sectors. The company invests in ventures such as hotels and leisure, banks and insurance firms, as well as agriculture and exports. Belle Mare Holding Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Belle Mare Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Legal developments for fundraisers

Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 July 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Legal developments for fundraisers  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Solicitors Bates, Wells and Braithwaite share news of key legal developments for fundraisers with UK Fundraising readers. Read their latest bulletin on UK Fundraising. 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. read more

Convio makes Luminate Online available to UK charities for the first time

first_img Tagged with: Blackbaud England Individual giving Technology  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 March 2012 | News 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. Luminate Online is a cloud-based solution that allows charities to integrate all their messages, create and manage fundraising campaigns, process donations and track results all within one platform. Its features include email marketing, fundraising and events, and it allows charities to create fully-branded, personalised communications to supporters via the channel of their choosing, including Facebook and mobile.US charities already using the Luminate platform have realised increases in fundraising results, improved campaign effectiveness and better supporter engagement. The UK version has been developed to meet the specific needs of UK charities, including UK address look-up and Worldpay payment processing, plus the ability to process Direct Debits and Gift Aid.“A multi-channel and integrated approach to fundraising is absolutely crucial for charities and key to building deep and long-lasting relationships,” said Martin Campbell, UK Managing Director, Convio. “Donors, supporters and volunteers are no different to anyone else in that they want relevant content delivered via the channel of their choosing. Luminate Online allows charities to communicate through Facebook, mobile websites, smartphone apps and texts using Convio APIs, as well as more traditional media.”The functionality within Luminate Online provides charities with the tools to quickly create fully-branded and integrated email or fundraising campaigns, with marketing emails, campaign microsites and newsletters containing personalised content based on the recipient’s profile. Fundraising capability includes the tailored creation of gift options to match a donor’s preferences or past donations, the easy building of donation forms, and comprehensive reporting and analysis to show what is working and what is not.Luminate Online also contains Convio TeamRaiser™, a fully branded online event fundraising platform that allows registration, online donations, real-time fundraising reporting, event management, email capability and social media integration to maintain engagement with participants.The online fundraising, marketing and TeamRaiser elements of Luminate Online are also available separately. TeamRaiser launched in the UK January 2012 with Cancer Research UK using the platform for its Relay For Life event series.As a cloud-based solution, Luminate Online offers charities flexibility over adoption, with users added according to requirements.“Charities are turning to the cloud in ever increasing numbers and as flexible cloud-based software, Luminate Online can adapt to the specific operations and processes of a charity, rather than force that organisation to adapt to the technology,” concluded Martin Campbell of Convio.“The future of online engagement and fundraising is undoubtedly in the cloud, and Luminate Online can meet the particular needs of any charity.”www.convio.co.uk Convio makes Luminate Online available to UK charities for the first time AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Financial sector still gives more to charity than other industries

first_img The financial sector still gives far more to charity than any other industry sector, according to the Directory of Social Change’s first Company Giving Almanac. Research for the Almanac examined a sample of over 400 companies which support UK charities, and the DSC claims it “provides the most comprehensive picture of company giving to charitable causes in the UK to date”.Despite the financial crisis, the financial sector gives £245 million in cash, or £319 million including in-kind donations. The total provided by all companies in the UK is in the region of £700 to £800 million, so financial institutions provide nearly half of all corporate donations. Advertisement Even within the financial sector, one bank dominates charitable giving: the part-publicly owned Lloyds Banking Group provides 25% of all the giving from the financial services sector. One per cent?Despite the scale of their giving, financial sector companies still give only 0.7% of their pre-tax profits, short of the 1% standard that was advocated as a benchmark some years ago.Overall, the companies analysed in the Almanac managed to give only 0.4% of their company pre-tax profits to charity, including in-kind donations, or 0.3% if you consider only cash donations.Author Dr Catherine Walker said: “The fallout from the financial crash continues, with more scandals shredding the reputation and integrity of the financial sector. Ironically, these same institutions give more to charity than corporate counterparts in other industries.”Clearly bankers and financiers need not just to re-establish moral values within their business culture but to shout about it too. They could give more to social causes, but other businesses sectors should look at the example set by the banks and financial institutions in terms of charitable giving and take note.”The Company Giving Almanac can be downloaded for free from the DSC.Great GivingThe DSC is using the research findings to step up its campaign for Great Giving, which aims to achieve better funding relationships between charities and their funders. “We think companies can give more, more companies can give, and companies can be better givers”, says the DSC. Howard Lake | 26 June 2013 | News Financial sector still gives more to charity than other industries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  64 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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

Paris taxi drivers battle Uber

first_imgTaxicab drivers in Paris, Marseilles and Lyons, France, joined by drivers from Brussels, Belgium, disrupted traffic on June 25 and fought with police in their battle against the multinational car-service corporation, Uber.To understand why workers have targeted Uber, you have to know how Uber works and how Uber’s owners exploit those who drive under Uber’s control.Uber is a San Francisco-based multinational company that lets people arrange their ride through their smart phones. The person connects with Uber, which connects with a driver and car. Uber charges the customer less than do most local taxi or car services, while dumping these costs onto its drivers and a greater risk onto its clients.Founded in 2009, Uber now operates in more than 250 cities in 50 countries. According to Uber’s co-founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick, the company had 26,000 drivers in New York City alone; 15,000 in London; 22,000 in San Francisco; 10,000 in Paris; and 20,000 in Chengdu, China. Last December, the Financial Times estimated Uber’s worth as between $35 and $40 billion.Since Uber’s drivers are “independent” contractors and allegedly not employees, Uber doesn’t need to buy auto insurance, nor to get taxi licenses, nor to buy gasoline, nor pay benefits.Regular taxi drivers have little enough protection and benefits. Those working through Uber have it worse. Uber needn’t comply with regulations like wage-and-hour standards. Uber needn’t reimburse its workers for out-of-pocket costs, such as bridge and turnpike tolls, that drivers pay for while providing service to Uber’s customers. That’s why Uber’s rides are cheaper.Other companies also disguise their workers as “independent contractors.” Uber competitor Lyft and Instacart, a grocery delivery service, both use driver-contractors. Microsoft, Google and Oracle all use tech-contractors. Construction and trucking companies also make extensive use of “independent” contractors. Since there is no central register of such contractors, the extent and impact of their use is hard to evaluate.Before the extensive use of independent contractors, employers used the threat of layoffs and replacements from the “reserve army of the unemployed” to discourage workers from demanding higher wages and better working conditions or from forming unions. When most of the work formerly done by workers is performed by “independent” contractors, the boss can maneuver so each contractor competes with all the others. The contractor has no fixed jobs and no guarantees, but remains connected to the employer only so long as there is work to be done.In the United States, a former “independent” contractor of Uber’s sued in California to challenge her status and won a judgment from California’s Labor Department that she did indeed work for Uber. Uber will tie the issue up for as long as possible with legal appeals.According to French law, Uber is not permitted to provide service. Uber has told its drivers in France that the company will pay any fines they get. That is Uber’s standard practice when challenging restrictions.To protest Uber’s challenge to their rights as workers, French taxi drivers, with some help from their Belgian co-workers, concentrated on blocking the main routes to the airports. French TV showed well-dressed business people, some in suits, some in high heels, running through the traffic jams pulling their suitcases in order to make their planes.The taxi drivers explained that Uber drivers pay no license fees, carry no insurance protecting their passengers, and don’t have to pass tests on local geography.The drivers resisted the French cops trying to clear their blockades and overturned and burned some Uber cars, after confronting their drivers. (Radio Canada, June 25)Drivers in Quebec also went out on a one-day strike on June 25, but took no steps to block traffic as in France.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mayor leads National Day of Commemoration in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement The Fianna Fáil leader of Limerick City and County Council Cllr Michael Collins celebrates with his mother Peggy after being elected as the seventh Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, held at LImerick Racecourse.Pic. Brian ArthurMAYOR of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Michael Collins has led a ceremony of remembrance in Merchant’s Quay as part of the National Day Commemoration.A much-reduced ceremony, due to Covid-19 took place this morning [Sunday 12 July] in the courtyard of the headquarters of Limerick City and County Council, attended by representatives from the Council, Defence Forces, and members of Various Veteran associations, remembering those who have lost their lives while serving abroad or who have served their country overseas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleMuireann O’Connell in Limerick with Virgin Media after lockdownNext articleFAI Announce Return Dates for Airtricity Underage League Meghann Scully WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twittercenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsMayor leads National Day of Commemoration in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – July 13, 2020 127 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Annual Camp SIP inspiring to students

first_img Student mix the wetinbredients while making Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. Student mix the wetinbredients while making Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. By admin – June 19, 2018 Leticia Clark gives instructions about making cupcakes to her students while making Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. 8-year-old Amira Caram listens for instructions while making made Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. WhatsApp 7-year-old Ryan Reyes measures the dry ingredients for Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. WhatsApp Pinterest 1 of 5 Previous articleCyclist group wants safer roadsNext articleMan charged after reportedly killing wife’s unborn baby admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest OCA top 2 were ESL students Home Local News Education Annual Camp SIP inspiring to students Twitter Noel earns award “It’s using color coding and technology. The blue is power; the green is input-output and we’re trying to make it go straight so that’s what the colors are for,” said Rebecca Castillo, 10, who is going into fifth grade at Burnet Elementary School in the fall.Castillo said the class is really fun. Her brother has some larger robotics equipment. She tried it once and thought it was entertaining.She’s also taking FASHIONATE, which is fashion plus innovation, a news release said. Students were creating a look for a teddy bear, a fashion portfolio and thematic sets. Plans also were to develop a video and webpage to advertise the new look.Castillo said they made tutus for the teddy bears and they will be donating the bears to Angel House.Eva Brower, a 10-year-old junior counselor going into sixth grade at Nimitz Middle School, said this is her first year helping out at the camp.“We’re playing Minecraft. We have this special thing called the ‘teacher mode’ and what we do is we help kids fill the buildings in faster, so they can build the decorations faster than just building a building,” Brower said.Avery Glenn, 9, who is going into fifth grade at LBJ Elementary School, and Lainey Wimberly, 8, who is going into third grade at the same school, said the Minecraft class has been really fun. It’s the education version of the game.“It’s been really fun for us,” Wimberley said. “We get to build a lot of the world we’re currently in. We are making houses and inventions.”In her other class, “Once Upon a Tiny House,” they are building tiny houses out of foam board and cardboard.Barbara Digby, a GT program at teacher at Ireland Elementary, said students in the tiny house class are given $100 each for their project.“When they do something honorable, or respectful, or as a scholar does, they get $10,” Digby said.If they act inappropriately, they have to pay back $10, Digby said.Each item needed for the tiny houses, which are 160 square feet, is listed with its price on a whiteboard. Digby has built toilets for them and is showing them how to build vanities.Through the process, they are learning measuring and budgeting, among other skills.“They have done a beautiful job and they’re very creative,” Digby said. “They’re designing to their favorite book, movie, television or cartoon character,” so they have to infer what their client would want.Lauren Knox, 9, who is going into fourth grade at Reagan Magnet Elementary School, said the tiny house course is “really interesting.”“I kind of wanted to do it because I wanted to try something new,” Knox said.Jordan Costilla, 9, is going into fourth grade at Ireland.“It’s pretty neat because I wasn’t expecting her to make all the furniture. It helps me with math because I had to make budgeting sheet,” Costilla said.Eliseo Gomez, a GT program teacher at Reagan, is leading the “Inventor’s Workshop” class.On Monday, students took on mechanical engineering and trying their hand at building a mini hydraulic system, he said.The course also looks at the difference between architecture and engineering, Gomez said. Architecture covers the more artistic side and engineering is more of the science and math.“Considering in our area we do have an engineering program with the university and we have some facilities being built, it’s something they need to be aware of that it is an option to them,” Gomez said. “There’s so much they can do, so many topics on engineering that they can pick from.”Gomez has been with ECISD for almost 17 years and teaching at Camp SIP for eight. It’s the students that keep him coming back. He added that he enjoys seeing the way the youngsters think and what they have a passion for.Loera said the teachers develop their own lesson plans.“We decide at the end of this camp what we’re going to call our camp for next year. It takes a whole year for the teachers to develop those lessons …,” she said.When planning his classes, Gomez said he thinks about what’s going to interest the students and make them want to return to camp.“Engineering has stood out for me this year. It’s something big in our area. Kids need to be exposed to that,” he added. From the fan favorite of Minecraft and cooking to learning how to build a tiny house and making a self-driving car go straight, Ector County Independent School District’s gifted and talented program, Scholars in Progress, is offering nine different summer camps through this week.The two-week Camp SIP is held yearly. The theme is INNOV8 and it is being held at Milam Elementary School with 108 students from first grade to those going into fifth, plus 20 junior counselors, Director of Advanced Academic Services Omega Loera said.All participants get a chance to take Minecraft classes and youngsters also spend part of the day swimming at Woodson Family Aquatic Center.In “A Little Bit of Technology,” one group of students was trying to make a self-driving car drive straight. (And it did). Facebook Facebook Local NewsEducation Annual Camp SIP inspiring to students Twitter Instructor Leticia Clack, center, helps her students mix the dry ingredients for Black Forest cupcakes. Scholars in Progress summer camp was held at Milam Elementary School Monday, June 18, 2018. Registration set for engineering camp Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Update: Man dies and three others are injured in Barnesmore crash

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook News Google+ WhatsApp A man, believed to be in his 70s, has died and three other people have been injured in a road traffic collision on the Donegal Town to Ballybofey Road.The crash, involving a car and a campervan, occurred on the N15  at Keadue at 3.45pm this (Monday) afternoon.The driver of the car a man in his 70s was pronounced dead at Letterkenny General Hospital a short time later.A female in her 70s, a passenger in the car was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital with serious injuries.The male driver and female passenger of the campervan were also taken to Sligo General Hospital, their condition is not known.The roadway at the scene of the incident is closed with a short diversion in place –  a Garda investigation has begun. By News Highland – June 10, 2013 Update: Man dies and three others are injured in Barnesmore crash Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous article23-year-old man appears in court in Derry charged with hit and runNext articleMan who died in Barnesmore RTC names as Collie Tourish from Lifford News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Donegal school secretaries to protest outside Ministers Office

first_img Donegal school secretaries to protest outside Ministers Office Previous articleDonegal Domestic Violence service facing serious pressureNext articleDoubts cast on UU Medical School plans admin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By admin – September 5, 2019 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 The North-West school secretaries branch of the union, Fórsa, has organised a protest in Letterkenny this weekend. The rally is getting underway at 1pm on Saturday outside the Education Minister, Joe McHughs office at Oldtown road.The protest is calling for all secretaries to be employed by the Department of Education as most are currently being paid for out of school funding, on the minimum wage and without benefits.Local spokesperson, Kathleen O’ Doherty, says the current situation is totally unjust, and that their demands are not a lot to ask for:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/kathleenodoherty.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Price increase forecast for California raisins

first_imgThe price of California raisins is set to rise, following a drop in production and exports. With the crop yet to be harvested, there is currently less than a month’s supply on hand, and the squeeze on availability was compounded by wet weather last week.”We’re into a new era of prices,” Kalem Barserian, president of American Dried Fruit Co told BB. He predicted the price per (short) ton would rise from $1,323 to $1,500, based on a smaller crop this year, down from 298,532 tons last year to 287,000 tons. The tonnage available to export was predicted to plummet from 160,218 to 100,000. Last year the UK imported 32,000 tons from California.”We estimate 20% or 60,000 tons is still exposed, with losses amounting to about 20%,” he added last week.Gary Shulz, president of the California Raisin Administrative Committee, revealed that, for the first time in seven years, supply and demand were finely balanced. “This will affect price,” he said. Prices of Turkish raisins were expected to follow suit.last_img read more