How I’d build a ‘best stocks to buy now’ list

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It may allow an investor to capitalise on a broader range of growth opportunities lacking in a concentrated portfolio. Although a diverse portfolio never guarantees positive investment returns, it may create a more favourable risk/reward opportunity for a long-term investor. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

2019 Six Nations Team of the Tournament

first_imgThe championship’s top two sides, Wales and England, dominate selection in our Six Nations Team of the Tournament. Which players would make your own composite XV? Roaring success: Alun Wyn Jones is a shoo-in to lead our Six Nations XV after a stellar tournament (Inpho) So Rob Evans gets the loosehead slot, a selection made more on the general effectiveness of the tight five, although he was also a conspicuous carrier and hit the rucks like a good ‘un.Ball off the floor: Rob Evans, offloading against England, is part of an imposing Welsh tight five (Getty)2 Jamie GeorgeEven with his co-captain status, it’s difficult to see the currently sidelined Dylan Hartley starting the big games again for England, such has been George’s form.He offers so much in the loose in terms of carrying and ball skills – such as his left-hand 15m cut-out pass against Italy – that at times it’s like having another back on the field.His tackle count (78) was third-highest in the championship and his throwing accuracy – on which hookers are judged first and foremost – contributed to a rock-solid English lineout. Only two of George’s 39 throws went astray for a chart-topping 95% success rate.There are some very fine hookers in Europe at the moment and George is the best of them.Dart thrower: Jamie George topped the lineout stats for hooker and offers plenty around the park (Getty)3 Tomas FrancisThe Exeter Chief has only spent five years in a full-time environment, so his rise to Grand Slam-winning tighthead is one of Wales’ biggest success stories. He doesn’t have the offloading panache of Kyle Sinckler, nor the wheels of Tadhg Furlong, but he puts his head down and does the job.No one got the better of the Welsh scrum and in the key moments in the Grand Slam match against Ireland, Francis and his chums got the verdict time and again.Sinckler will probably become a better player than Francis but right now his sporadic flashes of hot-headedness – as evidenced against Wales and France ­– is a crease that needs ironing out. Indiscipline can shift momentum and lose you matches.Prop charge: Tomas Francis finds his support during Wales’ 18-11 win at Murrayfield (Getty Images)4 George KruisWe almost plumped for James Ryan or Felix Lambey, a shining light in a poor France team, but Kruis’s form demands selection. The England lock ran one of the best two lineouts in the competition, winning 19 throws himself, and showed up well in the loose and in the ruck stats that help show a player’s selfless devotion to the bread-and-butter tasks.Italy were breathtakingly inept in clearing their lines at Twickenham, but even so someone has to step up and take advantage and it was Kruis who charged down two kicks to create tries for himself and Brad Shields.Kruis control: George Kruis, winning lineout ball last weekend, is getting back to his pre-2017 Lions form (Getty)5 Alun Wyn JonesPundits have started to put it out there: is Alun Wyn Jones the greatest Welsh player there’s ever been? Seeing as Gareth Edwards is often cited as the greatest player of any nationality, Wyn Jones is gaining the sort of hype that will doubtless make him squirm.The Wales captain seems to boss every game. He executes his roles with such detachment that he’s often communicating with the referee whilst being tackled or driving a maul! His work-rate for a second-row is staggering – 71 tackles, 166 rucks in this Six Nations – and the nous accruing from 134 Test appearances means he can put opponents off their game without detracting from his own mighty performance in the slightest.The only snag Wales have is he’s almost too important. How would they cope without him if injury was to rule him out at this year’s World Cup?Colossus: Alun Wyn Jones is now the joint fifth most-capped player in history, with 134 Tests (Getty)6 Peter O’MahonyThe Munsterman was exceptional in a strangely off-colour Irish team. As a lineout jumper, he is literally hitting the heights, with his 32 wins plus two steals putting him streets ahead of the rest in this tournament.He was first to the ruck on 79 occasions and exploited his immaculate jack-knife jackal technique to win six turnovers – only Mathieu Bastareaud managed more. He’s also a brilliant tackler, stopping the offload and sometimes stripping the ball.Josh Navidi was more eye-catching in the Grand Slam clincher, but O’Mahony has that cool-headed gravitas that every team desires. The No 6 shirt has to be his.Flat-out commitment: Peter O’Mahony charges down a clearance by Antoine Dupont in Dublin (Inpho)7 Tom CurryWe’re a huge fan of Hamish Watson but injury restricted him to 102 minutes. Thus we turn to the championship’s most prolific tackler for the scavenger role, Tom Curry making 86 tackles to go with his tries against Wales and Scotland.The Sale man concedes a few too many penalties – something that will improve with time – but he is busier than a palm tree in a hurricane. No other player was first man at the ruck more than 100 times, as Curry was, and his form is such that pundits are now speculating whether England can accommodate both him and Sam Underhill in a ‘dream ticket’, as Australia have done with Pocock and Hooper.That wouldn’t be our route but it’s a valid conversation.Tackle king: Tom Curry stops Bundee Aki in his tracks in England’s magnificent win in Dublin (Inpho)No 8 Josh NavidiIt seems sacrilegious to omit Billy Vunipola, but the England No 8 is still searching for that blockbusting form he had before his various arm fractures. Nor, given Wales’ remarkable ability to slow down and generally mess up opposition breakdown ball, could we countenance a back row without one of the champions. 2019 Six Nations Team of the Tournament15 Liam WilliamsThe former scaffolder was safe as houses at the back, catching 23 of the 24 high balls that went his way for a 96% success rate.He’s also a dangerous runner, albeit lacking that searing pace that Elliot Daly brings to England in the position, and he’s always involved – he carried 49 times in the championship.Occasionally, he hangs on to the ball when he should give a pass but that is a mere quibble. His performances may have ended the debate on whether he or Leigh Halfpenny should take possession of the Welsh 15 shirt.A Liam lasso: Wales full-back Liam Williams tackles Jason Stockdale in the Grand Slam clincher (Getty)14 Jack NowellWe’re going against the grain here because Josh Adams has made pretty much everyone’s Team of the Tournament. Adams’s finishing has been excellent, but if you want to know why big Joe Cokanasiga doesn’t walk into the England team, consider this: Jack Nowell crossed the gain-line 17 times out of 23 carries. That’s a 74% success rate – the best in the championship – and he beat 17 defenders in doing so.The Exeter wing is no giant but, like Scotland’s Darcy Graham, he’s immensely powerful and he can certainly finish, as he showed with his lightning try against Scotland.Nowell is better under the high ball than Adams – notwithstanding the latter’s great leap against England – and works harder off the wing and around the fringes. That gives him the nod over both the Welshman and Ireland’s Keith Earls.Zing on the wing: Exeter’s Jack Nowell packs a powerful punch on the right for England (Getty Images)13 Jonathan DaviesHenry Slade was the best attacking 13 of the championship, making 12 clean breaks and scoring three tries and even, in one of these unexpected quirks, muscling in on the list of top performers for ‘ruck effectiveness’ that is dominated by Irish forwards.He contributed to the best offensive rugby of the tournament, but this was a title won on defence and Jonathan Davies – a first-time Wales captain in Rome – was and is the Gov’nor.Wales conceded only seven tries and much of that was down to the skill and experience of Davies in the incredibly taxing 13 channel. Jeremy Guscott rates him the best outside-centre in the world, saying: “If you can get into space inside or outside him, you have cracked a large part of scoring against Wales. But very few can.”Wily old fox: centre Jonathan Davies is a survivor from Wales’ 2012 Grand Slam team (Getty Images)12 Hadleigh ParkesThe other half of Wales’ midfield iron curtain, Parkes echoed his team in improving game by game. People forget the plethora of Welsh handling errors in Paris back on opening night; instead, we admire the Slam-clinching trouncing of Ireland last weekend that featured Parkes’s early try and his magnificent try-saving touchline intervention on Jacob Stockdale, probably the tackle of the tournament.Like Davies, Parkes does the basics well over and over again and his intelligence and consistency gives him the edge here over the power runners, Manu Tuilagi and Bundee Aki.Touch of class: Hadleigh Parkes scores the try that set Wales on their way to victory over Ireland (Getty)11 Jonny MayIf there was a quicker player in the Guinness Six Nations, we didn’t see him. Which is why Stuart McInally, who foxed the chasing May with a change of running angle, should dine out on his try at Twickenham. May’s blistering acceleration makes him lethal when pursuing kick-throughs and he’s adept at gathering a low, skidding ball. In contrast, in Dublin and Cardiff he dealt well with the high stuff.England’s top metre-eater (284) and maker of 11 clean breaks, May has become one of the best finishers on the globe, as 14 tries in his past 15 Tests – including six in this tournament – testifies. He lies joint sixth, on 24, in England’s all-time try list.Six of the best: Jonny May was top try-scorer in the Six Nations, matching Chris Ashton’s 2011 haul (Getty)10 Finn RussellIt’s hard on Gareth Anscombe, who slotted everything against Ireland and was named Man of the Match, but Finn Russell is a level up on the Wales No 10.He tormented Italy and Ireland with his range of kicks, setting up tries for Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg, and has one of the best left-hand passes in world rugby, as he demonstrated by putting Sean Maitland clear in the build-up to Darcy Graham’s second try at Twickenham. Russell is also a master of the intercept, creating further tries through well-timed snatches.The Racing 92 pivot did all this without partner-in-crime Stuart Hogg for most of the tournament and another key attacker, Huw Jones, for half of it. You might have called Russell ‘mercurial’ at one stage but he’s too consistent for that label to apply now.Historic feat: Finn Russell scores one of an unprecedented six tries by a visiting side at Twickenham (Getty)9 Ben YoungsNo one is head and shoulders above the rest in this position, but Youngs came closest to offering the consistency that coaches crave from their scrum-half. His kicking game in Dublin was excellent and perhaps accounts for the Tiger playing all but 37 minutes of the tournament – an exceptionally high figure for a No 9.He makes fewer darts from the base than in his younger days and his box-kicking can be too deep, but he’s always alert to the possibilities, as we saw with his part in Jonny May’s Calcutta Cup try. His 85 caps – an England record for the position – give him a calmness and composure that offset the more volatile nature of half-back partner Owen Farrell.All the other nines had a case for inclusion, most notably Tito Tebaldi and Ali Price, whose sniping and energy helped spark that amazing Scottish fightback last weekend.Taking charge: Ben Youngs, one of Eddie Jones’s most trusted lieutenants, box-kicks against France (Getty)1 Rob EvansMako Vunipola walks into this (and every) team when fit, but his ankle injury against France restricted his involvement. Scotland’s Allan Dell made strides, particularly as a ball-handler, but the Welsh scrum laid the foundation for the Dragons’ success.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS So Josh Navidi, with his huge engine and a greater tackle accuracy than Curry, pips Ross Moriarty to the No 8 shirt. He has worn it for three of his 16 caps, including the win in Rome.On the hoof: Josh Navidi carries in Paris. 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The Enchanted Shed / Sue Architekten

first_imgThe Enchanted Shed / Sue ArchitektenSave this projectSaveThe Enchanted Shed / Sue Architekten CopyHouses, Restoration•Wienerwald, Austria Save this picture!© Andreas Buchberger+ 16 Share Projects The Enchanted Shed / Sue Architekten ArchDaily 2016 CopyAbout this officeSue ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationWienerwaldAustriaPublished on October 11, 2016Cite: “The Enchanted Shed / Sue Architekten ” 11 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?施魔小屋 / Sue Architekten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 Austria “COPY” “COPY” Houses Area:  30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Andreas BuchbergerStructural Engineering:Margarete SalzerCity:WienerwaldCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andreas BuchbergerText description provided by the architects. How an old outbuilding became a writer’s workshop, a garden room for guests, and a children’s paradise. The workmen from the village wanted to tear down the black shed from 1934: draughty, weather-beaten and worm-eaten it was, they said. But we liked this black outbuilding of the mansard-roof house in the Vienna Woods that we had just renovated in a radical yet respectful manner.Save this picture!PlanThe special appeal of this project lay in the rediscovery of these old outbuildings in the shadows of the Vienna Woods villas. Back in the 1930s, few people could afford a basement, let alone a garage. And so they built their own sheds to store wood, raise rabbits or boil laundry, which was then hung up to dry in the attic.Save this picture!© Andreas BuchbergerOver the past few decades these structures have lost their original purpose, and many are falling apart. This is a real pity. Converted into small, cosy ‘hideaways’, they become affordable, magical places of retreat for families and their guests.Save this picture!© Andreas BuchbergerWe inserted a large pane of glass into the front wall of the attic floor and carefully insulated the trusses. The walls were panelled with varnished grey fir wood, and an elevated section was upholstered so that the attic can also be used as an out-of- the-ordinary guest room.Save this picture!SectionAn elegant brass trapdoor closes off this enchanted place, from where you can watch the squirrels play in the treetops. The ground floor is still used for storing garden tools, the lawn mower and fruit crates, while upstairs it is snug and comfortable. Spotlights illuminate the brass in the evening, creating a warm light – even in freezing winter when the unheated room is used for cooling down after a sauna session. Save this picture!© Andreas BuchbergerVentilation of the attic is via an already existing window and small air vents installed along the sides. We didn’t touch the roof, though. It is full of moss. And we like that.Save this picture!© Andreas BuchbergerProduct Description. From outside you can still see and smell the mossy roof and the old wooden cladding covered with coal tar (carbolineum). But inside a new cave is disguised, containing precisely crafted spruce planks of a micaceously grey varnish and a brass trapdoor. At night a hidden light illuminating the brass creates a cozy gloom.Save this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessMoscow Satellite City to Become First Classical Russian City Built From Scratch in O…Architecture NewsA Forward-Minded Retrospective: Cedric Price Works – 1953-2003Architecture Books Share Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796948/the-enchanted-shed-sue-architekten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796948/the-enchanted-shed-sue-architekten Clipboard Architects: Sue Architekten Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

GM Daewoo donates 100 cars to NCH worth £1 million

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 December 2003 | 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. Motor manufacturer GM Daewoo has donated 100 Tacuma family MPVs to children’s charity NCH, worth over £1 million, to be used by NCH projects around the country.The donation marks the start of ‘Driving change for children’, a partnership between GM Daewoo and NCH in 2004 which will run for at least 12 months. Around 80 Daewoo retailers will be organising fundraising events during the year for the charity.The partnership also involves a charity vehicle auction on eBay. Daewoo is auctioning a Kalos 1.2 Xtra five-door family hatchback online to raise funds for NCH. The car is worth £6,995 but widding will start at just £1. The auction will run for one week. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Trading GM Daewoo donates 100 cars to NCH worth £1 million  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Blogs question Convio’s choice of client

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blogs question Convio’s choice of client Howard Lake | 25 June 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Technologycenter_img Kaye quotes Convio’s CEO Gene Austin as admitting that “in markets that are emerging like ours these are the types of issues that are going to pop-up. It’s a grey area for our market right now.”However, Austin stood by the company’s “Right To Be Heard Policy” which explains that “we believe that all nonprofits conducting their business in a legal manner have a right to be heard.”The ‘blogstorm’ was generated after the issue was covered in the Washington Post. Online fundraising and campaigning software provider Convio Inc has been the subject of heated discussions on a range of blogs concerning its client the Alliance for Marriage.Convio rose to prominence after it helped Democrat Howard Dean raise millions of dollars online and recruit and marshall a large number of volunteer activists. It’s acceptance of Alliance for Marriage as a client has therefore been questioned by some bloggers, given the AFM’s proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman, outlawing same-sex marriage.Kate Kaye at Personal Democracy Forum lists the Eschaton, Americablog and Daily Kos blogs as featuring criticisms of Convio’s willingness to work with AFM. Some called for a boycott of Convio. Advertisement 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

CLIC Sargent uses face-to-face for first time

first_imgMatthew Hunt, CLIC Sargent’s head of marketing, said the charity’s trustees had had some “full and frank” discussions about the use of F2F, but ultimately were “extremely supportive and encouraging” in authorising the campaign, part of a five-year fundraising strategy put together by Hunt.We made the financial and fundraising cases to our trustees that we needed to diversify our current fundraising channels and to widen our donor demographic. Face-to-face and door-to-door were a key part of this strategy as they would also give us 100% direct donors,” he added.Hunt also said that the charity had put measures in place to help identify any concerns that might arise with this method of fundraising and to communicate these to the trustees.He said that close collaboration with Future Fundraising and ensuring detailed input into the training of the fundraisers has resulted in positive feedback from follow-up phone calls to new donors. These have cinldued former cancer sufferers and people whose relatives have experienced cancer. “These are the people that we might expect to be most sensitive to this method of fundraising,” said Hunt, “but we feel we are really reaching them through using street fundraisers.”Future Fundraising’s managing director Rupert Tappin said: “If you take time and care to deliver quality at the front, you’ll get quality out at the end.” Howard Lake | 1 July 2007 | News Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent has begun its first combined street fundraising campaign to broaden its donorbase. It is using teams of face-to-face (F2F) street and door-to-door (D2D) fundraisers in Bristol and the south west, and London and the south east, to attract younger donors in particular.The charity is using professional fundraising company Future Fundraising to handle the campaigns, which began in May (F2F) and June (D2D), with the aim of recruiting 1,750 new donors through F2F by October and a further 1,250 through D2D by November.CLIC Sargent reports early successes with average gifts more than £2 above the target ask of £8 a month and the attrition at the first payment period “below what was expected”. There has even been one direct debit of £100 a month. Advertisementcenter_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CLIC Sargent uses face-to-face for first time 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

Wessex Heartbeat chooses ProgressCRM

first_imgWessex Heartbeat chooses ProgressCRM 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. Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Wessex Heartbeat, which supports the work of the Wessex Cardiac Centre in Southampton General Hospital, has chosen ProgressCRM from Fisk Brett to replace its existing fundraising database.Since it was set up in 1992, the charity has raised over £11 million to support the Centre including the provision of Heartbeat House where loved ones can stay free of charge for as long as they need.Chief executive D’Arcy Myers said: “More effective contact relationship will mean that Wessex Heartbeat can identify areas for increasing income, at the same time saving costs through improved reporting and methods of working.”www.heartbeat.co.uk  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 | 28 March 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Bakery makes fundraising for gender equality a piece of cake

first_img Bittersweet Pies, now available from Paul bakeries across Romania, share a campaigning message about gender inequality in the sweetest way, and raise funds to do something about it.Claiming the cakes as the “first ever social desserts in the world”, Paul intends them to highlight the gender inequality in Romanian society by turning cakes into statistics pie charts.All the cakes are of course 100% edible, and that includes the statistics. They are based on Paul’s original cake recipes (Fleur de Lys, Tartelette citron, and Tartelette au chocolat). The cakes include:The “Salary Gap” cakeThe “Misrepresentation Cake” (in politics)The “Extremely Rich Cake”The “Startup Exclusion Cake”The “Glass Ceiling Double Cake”The latter shows the inequality in senior management positions compared to mid-management level positions) Howard Lake | 11 April 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48  538 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 “The CSR project ‘Bittersweet Pies’ has started from a social issue every Romanian woman faced at least once in her life. Knowing from research data that sweets are more often consumed by women than by men, we are launching a range of cakes to spark the conversation about gender inequality, inviting women to take the necessary steps for having the same rights as men have. We are excited and very proud to be pioneers in having the 1st ever ‘social dessert’ line and hope that our clients will appreciate it and will contribute to reduce this gender gap”.Nir Refuah, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, MRM//McCann Romania, which worked with Paul on the campaign added:“According to The World Economic Forum 2015 Global Gender Gap Report, Romania was rated number 114 out of 145 countries in political equality, and scored low also on health and financial inequality. The bittersweet project takes a mission to spread the data, create awareness, and spark conversation in every household in Romania about the importance of closing this gap.” 5% of sales donatedStatistics about gender equality in Romania on a platePaul will donate 5% of the revenue from all “Bittersweet Pies” sold to the FILIA Foundation, which is running a project aimed at reducing the gender gap by training rural women and preparing them for the modern professions.Monica Eftimie, Chief Marketing Officer Paul Romania, explained how the campaign originated. She said: Advertisement Bakery makes fundraising for gender equality a piece of cake  537 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: corporate gender 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

New Director of Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society

first_imgNew Director of Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society Howard Lake | 11 April 2016 | News Advertisement Michael Dent today takes up his new role of Director of Fundraising at dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society, succeeding Jon Bodenham.He joins from Macmillan Cancer Support, where he has been Director of Mass Market Fundraising since September 2011.At Macmillan he led a 90-strong team, boosting the charity’s income from £98 million to more than £170 million in five years. During that period the charity recruited more than two million new supporters.As well as increasing the income of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning he introduced a number of new fundraising events including Sober October, Brave the Shave and Good Night In.Dent, who had been promoted from Head of Direct Marketing & Sales at Macmillan from August 2010, also volunteers for the cancer charity, and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds personally.He is also a trustee for International Development Enterprises.At Alzheimer’s Society he will oversee all the charity’s fundraising and commercial activities. On starting at the charity he said: Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16center_img  121 total views,  1 views today ‘There is huge potential for fundraising for one of today’s biggest health issues. It will be a privilege to join the team to help grow the charity and raise more income to fund important research, campaigns and the delivery of more services to help more people with dementia than ever before.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 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

Indiana Packers Undertakes $23 Million Carroll County Expansion

first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – Dec 6, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Packers Undertakes $23 Million Carroll County Expansion indiana-packers-expandsIn an Indiana region rich in hog production, a major pork production plant continues investing in expansion. This week Indiana Packers Corporation in Carroll County, announced plans for a $23 million 99,000 square foot cold storage distribution center adjacent to its Delphi plant. The company’s VP of Corporate Planning, Jeff Feirick said the project, to be completed in August 2017, will help with speed and logistics.“We’ll improve our inventory logistics through this expansion,” he said. “It will allow us to increase our sales orders and speed up our delivery capabilities, thus making us more efficient. A year ago we had our bacon expansion, and that was a $40 million expansion. Now this just makes sense to provide cold storage capabilities to our company.”Raising hogs in Carroll and surrounding counties is a robust business. Carroll ranks 2nd in the state and adjacent White County is 1st according the last ag census report. The nearby supply is key to Indiana Packer’s growth.“We are looking to grow the Indiana Kitchen brand and it is important to have the hog supply. We believe we’ll have the hog supply that we’ll need,” Feirick told HAT.The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation along with the Carroll County Redevelopment Commission have worked closely with Indiana Packers, an important contributor to the local economy.“This is just another one of our long-term commitments to staying and investing in Carroll County. This expansion is a positive thing for us and for the local Carroll County economy. We appreciate the work of executive director Laura Walls from the CCEDC. She worked with us to help us keep this project rolling on, and you know this is a neat thing.”Walls said, “Getting this done was very important to us for many reasons. The Indiana Packers Corporation impact on the local economy stretches far beyond the 2,100 employees to the more than 100 agribusinesses all across Carroll County. Not to mention, they are a great corporate citizen producing a truly superior product.”Key to the project are several infrastructure improvements, including a traffic study and roadway reconstruction, enabling Indiana Packers Corporation to optimize its existing property. Facebook Twitter Previous article2016 – A Record Year for PorkNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Indiana Packers Undertakes $23 Million Carroll County Expansion Facebook Twitterlast_img read more