Betfair heads for the FTSE 250 as float expected to hit top end of price range

first_imgTuesday 19 October 2010 7:40 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comcenter_img Betfair heads for the FTSE 250 as float expected to hit top end of price range Share BETFAIR’S £1.5bn float is expected to hit the top end of the firm’s price range, according to City figures.Sources close to the negotiations said the float is already oversubscribed by top institutional investors within its £11 to £14 price range.It is understood at least one major investor has increased its offer from £12.50 a share to £13.75 a share.Around 10 per cent of the stock will be floated in the IPO, with final pricing due to be announced on Friday. If it achieves the expected pricing, Betfair will crash straight into the FTSE 250 index.Betfair declined to comment.The gambling exchange was launched 10 years ago by Andrew Black, an ex-professional gambler, and former JP Morgan trader Edward Wray, who jointly own one quarter of the group. The company cuts out traditional bookmakers by matching individual gamblers.Meanwhile, Betfair’s punters have placed Wayne Rooney odds-on to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window following his acrimonious bust-up with manager Alex Ferguson. Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

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Structural reform needed, says Bank

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp TOO big to fail banking institutions are “a paradox that must be tackled,” the Bank of England said today in its final quarterly report of the year.The “social costs” of failure amid large global banks have led to considerations of structural reform, the Bank said. The Independent Commission on Banking and Financial Stability Board has been tasked with looking into possible reforms.Three of UK’s largest banks have assets in excess of annual GDP, the report says. “Too important to fail banks may be subject to less market discipline, and are likely to grow more rapidly and become more dependent on debt funding – and more highly interconnected and leveraged,” they said. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.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.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Sharecenter_img KCS-content Sunday 12 December 2010 10:49 pm Structural reform needed, says Bank Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Neimeth International Pharmarcy Plc (NEIMET.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Tesco share price is going nowhere fast, so why I would still buy this FTSE 100 stock?

first_imgThe Tesco share price is going nowhere fast, so why I would still buy this FTSE 100 stock? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Harvey Jones “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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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. Enter Your Email Address Dave Lewis did a tremendous job of reversing the falling Tesco share price during his six-year spell at the company. He joined as CEO after Philip Clarke’s unhappy reign left the supermarket giant facing a host of problems, with sales down, customers disillusioned, overseas ventures canned and an accounting scandal lying in wait.Despite the Lewis transformation, the Tesco share price went nowhere fast under his tenure, trading just 8% higher than five years ago. I still think that’s some achievement, because the grocery sector is a tough place to do business. New boss Ken Murphy will find out soon enough.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The supermarkets have had a good pandemic. They established themselves as a key service as they kept the country in food and toilet rolls, an underrated achievement. The Tesco share price was spared the worst of the stock market crash in March as a result, but is now declining again.This FTSE 100 sector is toughOn Wednesday, Tesco revealed a 15.6% drop in group operating profit to £1.04bn in the six months to 31 August. Revenue grew 0.7% to £28.7bn but it spent £533m adapting to pandemic challenges, hiring extra staff, and dealing with social distancing rules and panic buying. Unsurprisingly, online sales grew fastest, up 69%.While “significant uncertainties remain”, Murphy expects retail operating profit to be at least the same as last year’s, on a continuing operations basis. There are an awful lot of FTSE 100 chief executives who wish they could say the same right now.As I said, the grocery sector is tough. Tesco has stolen back customers from Aldi, but the German discounters are here to stay and will be a constant thorn in the flesh. Aldi is now moving online as well.The Tesco share price is unlikely to soarAs well as being the UK’s largest grocery firm, Tesco also has a financial services operation. Tesco Bank, and that has just posted a £155m operating loss before exceptional items. This reflects an increase in the provision for potential bad debts and reduced income. The pandemic is going to pose further challenges, making it hard for the Tesco share price to push on.Tesco’s valuation looks relative attractive at 11.6 times earnings, but I think share price growth will be hard to come by. Its operating margins remain thin at just 3.9%, and are predicted to shrink to a wafer thin 2.6%.The reason why I would still buy Tesco is the yield. Currently you get 4.3% a  year, covered twice by earnings. That looks safer than many on the FTSE 100 and marks Tesco out as an income hero, in these difficult times. Better still, rather than scrapping that shareholder payout, Tesco just hiked it by an impressive 20.8%, to 3.2p a share.I wouldn’t buy into the Tesco share price if I was after growth. But if you are looking for income, it does look a top FTSE 100 dividend stock. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Anglican Communion Office bids farewell to communications director

first_imgAnglican Communion Office bids farewell to communications director The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Featured Eventscenter_img Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY People Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Jan Butter relaunching Anglican World at ACC-15. Photo: ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Office’s (ACO) director for communications has announced he is leaving after five years in post.Jan Butter came to the ACO in March 2010 from humanitarian agency World Vision International where he was head of global advocacy communications. At St. Andrew’s House he was tasked with helping the Anglican Communion and its Instruments of Communion better communicate the best of their life and mission.To that end his work has included strengthening the impact and reach of the Anglican Communion News Service; establishing the ACO’s presence on Twitter and Facebook*; helping member churches build their communications capacity; and undertaking a corporate rebrand for the ACO, including a refresh of the Compass Rose logo design.“It has been a genuine privilege to lead the ACO’s communications department and serve the Anglican Communion,” said Butter. “I believe that communicating the Gospel is at the heart of our calling as Christians and I have been delighted to see more and more Anglicans and Episcopalians able to share their stories with each other and the world.“I’m particularly pleased to have relaunched Anglican World magazine and to have moved the Anglican Communion News Service from an email service to a fully-fledged website. Also, I’m glad to be able to launch the brand new Anglican Communion website next month before I leave.“All of these tools have and will help people everywhere to have a more accurate perception of Anglican/Episcopal life and worship around the world.”Butter has worked with colleagues from other provinces to ensure members of the Anglican Communion heard from the Primates’ Meeting in Ireland, the Anglican Consultative Council in New Zealand and from the yearly Standing Committee meetings.“Perhaps my greatest joy in this role has been the opportunity to connect with and worship alongside people from every member church,” he said. “I can honestly say that the Anglican bonds of affection – the relationships between different nationalities who share faith, tradition and history – makes this Anglican Communion what it is.”Interim Secretary General, the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, said, “Jan will be sorely missed, not only at the Anglican Communion Office but around the Communion. His professional skill as a communicator, combined with his layman’s passion for the Gospel, has inspired many.“He has been particularly committed to increasing the communications capacity of member churches of the Communion, and to equip young communicators with the tools they need to share inspiring and sometimes challenging stories from their many complex contexts.”Butter has accepted the position of director for global health communications with World Vision International. His last day with the Anglican Communion Office is March 18.The post of director for communication is expected to remain vacant until the new secretary general has been appointed. In the meantime, ACNS and Anglican World will continue to cover Anglican Communion news and information. If you have anything for publication please email [email protected] The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The Zinzan Brooke drop goal from 1995

first_imgThursday Feb 7, 2008 The Zinzan Brooke drop goal from 1995 The Zinzan Brooke 40m drop goal against England in the 1995 World Cup Semi Final has gone down as one of the most amazing and unexpected moments to be seen on a rugby field since the game began over a hundred years ago. ADVERTISEMENTIt broke English hearts on a day that was dominated by the power and pace of big Jonah Lomu. Eighth man Brooke slotting a drop kick from close to halfway just rubbed salt into the wound.Zinzan was one of the most talented forwards to play the game, and at that time, way ahead of his peers in terms of ball skills and general talent.“I used to practice all the time in my backyard, you know left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot,” said Brooke, who won the World Cup with New Zealand in 1987. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 13 WEEKS AGO WATCH: When forwards decide to kick the world… 13 WEEKS AGO WATCH: 120kg prop leaves Scottish player… 13 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Carter’s touch of class which most… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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JustGiving wins “best use of technology award” in Sunday Times Tech Track 100

first_imgJustGiving wins “best use of technology award” in Sunday Times Tech Track 100 Kharas said, “We’re delighted to have featured in this list for the first time, and it is testament to the enthusiasm of our charities, fundraisers and donors that we are growing so quickly. Charity fundraising is all we do and all our services are designed to help charities raise more and cut their administration costs.Earlier this summer we overhauled our technologies and launched a new version of our website to make fundraising and giving easier and faster. And we are continuing to invest in new technology: integrating our service with leading social networking platforms such as Facebook, creating new ways of giving, and further automating the way we feed our data into our charities’ own systems, saving them time and money.”Notes for editorsAbout JustGivingJustGiving is the UK’s largest online fundraising platform and has helped over 10 million people raise over £540 million for over 8,000 charities since 2001. In 2009, JustGiving’s CEO Zarine Kharas was awarded the RSA’s Albert Medal for “democratising fundraising and technology for charities”www.justgiving.comInterviews with Zarine and Anne-Marie are available – contact Heather Bird on 0207 067 0900 or [email protected] the league table: Now in its ninth year, The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 annual league table is compiled by Oxford-based research and networking events company Fast Track.In addition to its title sponsor Microsoft, the league table is co-sponsored by Barclays Commercial Bank and BDO Stoy Hayward.League table criteria:Companies are ranked by their compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over their latest three financial years between 2005 and 2008, or 2006 and 2009. A minimum of 25 weeks’ trading in the base and latest years was required. For financial years lasting less or more than 52 trading weeks, figures were annualised on a simple pro-rata basis. 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. Howard Lake | 7 December 2009 | News JustGiving, the UK’s largest online fundraising website, has been awarded the “best use of technology award” at the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 awards. The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 is a list of the fastest growing private technology companies in the UK.A new entry this year at 34, JustGiving is the only company in the list to provide its technology services exclusively to the third sector. It is also the only company in the top 50 led by women – CEO Zarine Kharas and MD Anne-Marie Huby.Kerry Glover, Deputy Head of Fundraising at Dogs Trust said, “It is great to see a business that serves the third sector in the tech track 100. Charities need the very best services to carry out their work, and this award is a testament to JustGiving’s vision and investment in providing brilliant online fundraising services. We have worked with JustGiving for a number of years, most recently on a prototype of a web services offering, so we’ve seen their technical expertise first-hand and always appreciate their help and support.” Advertisementcenter_img  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Justgivinglast_img read more

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Guardian’s membership & donation campaign boosts paying readership to 800k

first_imgGuardian’s membership & donation campaign boosts paying readership to 800k 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.  254 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian newspaper’s recent charity-like fundraising appeal for members and donors has increased the number of paying readers to 800,000.In a year and a half it has grown from 12,000 to 300,000 members. Editor Katharine Viner said last month that The Guardian had 500,000 people paying monthly or as print/digital subscribers, and had attracted 300,000 one-off donations.According to NiemanLab, this means that “by the end of 2016, reader revenues — that’s memberships, subscriptions, newsstand sales, and one-time contributions — comprised more of the Guardian’s revenue than advertising dollars did.”The campaign has focused on asking Guardian readers to support the paper for the quality of its journalism and for its independence. Adverts on the website and in the printed paper have highlighted its investigative journalism achievements, in particular its role in exposing the Panama Papers in April 2016.The campaign has included a sense of urgency for support, highlighting the divisive national and global politics of the past two years against a backdrop of Brexit and President Trump. The fundraising appeal has invited subscriptions, one-off donations and regular donations. The language and style has been very similar to charity campaigns.Adverts on the website include a variety of written calls to action – with no images. Usually one or two points are highlighted in yellow to stand out, very like a traditional charity direct mail appeal.Options for supportThe Guardian is inviting readers to join as:supporters for £5 per month with ticket access to eventspartners for £15 per month. This includes tickets to Guardian Live events or Guardian-published books.patrons for £60 per month, including access to “exclusive, behind-the-scenes” events.The appeal for this kind of reader support was chosen because it had been decided specifically not to charge for access behind a paywall, an approach taken by other newspapers such as The Times and The Daily Telegraph.Katharine Viner said: “We haven’t put up a paywall. Instead, we want to remain a strong, progressive force that is open for all.”Equally, The Guardian was facing an insurmountable challenge of increasing digital advertising income. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement  253 total views,  3 views today Howard Lake | 17 November 2017 | News Tagged with: Membership newspaperlast_img read more

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Homeless individuals create community in Minneapolis camp

first_imgMinneapolis — A camp of nearly 200 homeless people has sprung up along the shoulder of state highway 55, where it merges onto East 22nd Street south of downtown Minneapolis. The camp is composed almost entirely of oppressed peoples, many from the Ojibwe and Lakota nations as well as some Black and Latinx residents. These reporters interviewed residents and community volunteers there on Aug. 26.Police ride through frequently and lately have upped patrols to as many as four a day. According to Natives Against Heroin (NAH), many people came to the encampment because the police had changed their tactics from removing the camp to gathering any nearby homeless people into the camp. Their strategy now seems to dovetail with an upcoming city plan to relocate the camp a few blocks east to a wooded area on Sept. 1.“Trying to hide the problem,” commented Becky, a middle-aged Indigenous woman resident. “They’re trying to move the poor out of the city, out of view, while they’re planning all these restaurants, all these condos.”Becky, a mother of six, homeless since losing her house in August 2017, explained that the encampment arose as a handful of tents on the side of the highway. The county police would sweep through, pick up everyone, confiscate their belongings, and drop them off somewhere miles down the road. However, at one point, the congregation of tents swelled “too big [and] too fast” to be swept away quickly.The increasing population is a mixed bag for residents. The community getting too big to be bullied out of its encampment has made the police back off and has gained medical attention from the county in the form of professional visits and clean needles. But growth has also coincided with the introduction of both drug dealing and trafficking of Indigenous women.“The police don’t police anything,” exclaimed Greg, an older Indigenous man. After explaining how one of NAH’s most valuable contributions to the camp was sharing healing songs with the community, Greg told Worker’s World: “The only way we’re going to stop the epidemic of heroin use is by bringing back our culture.”When Greg tried to confront a drug dealer who had entered the camp, he and another resident were shot at three times. Law enforcement proved unhelpful: “The cops didn’t care who was involved in the shooting,” he said.Pressure from the policeNAH has been working in the camp this summer, providing food, water, ice and harm reduction for the camp’s opioid sufferers. NAH members stress that, while drugs were always present in the camp, drug dealing didn’t become an issue until the police started funneling more people into the camp and subjecting them to more pressure.“Cops are telling people they have to get to the wall,” said Jackie, an NAH member. The encampment is on a road shoulder, with a concrete wall beyond it. Police say the encampment can stay as long as there’s enough space for cars to drive by, so residents have to live as “close to the wall” as possible.Community members explained that the treatment they experience from cops when they’re alone is completely different from how police treat them when they are in a group. “[The police] can abuse us and get away with it, and we don’t get to say anything,” Becky said.Samuel, another Indigenous resident, homeless for about two years, also explained: “Transit cops are bad. They can push you, and they have a short fuse. Whatever you’re going through, they don’t want to know.”With local support, residents create communitySeveral organizations have been giving aid to the community since long before the police stopped trying to remove residents. In addition to NAH, the local Kingdom Power Ministries 4:20 has been providing food, clothing and water for about the last six weeks. Its initial outreach came straight out of pocket — a common theme among those providing much needed assistance to the camp.Kariyma Nisaa Borer Nelson, who runs KPM with her spouse Jordan Borer Nelson, said, “[The residents] don’t want to be here. If they could get out of this situation today, they would. But the shelters are full, and people need help.” The two post daily livestreams of the camp on their personal Facebook pages.Samuel offered this commentary on the camp: “This is a community. Over there, Seward [a neighborhood on the east side of highway 55], that’s a community. This is a community.”Nelson continued, emphasizing that what many don’t know about the people living there is how “a lot of these people come from abusive families. This tent city is like a family for them.” People driving by on Hiawatha Avenue will look on, but they don’t realize that “these people have stories.”Echoing this sentiment, Becky states: “Some of us feel like we’re the zoo here.”Not only do the residents of the camp have stories, they also have determination to improve their lives, as well as first-hand understanding of the systemic forces which put them in this situation.A restrictive system and attacks on public housingFederal Section 8 housing vouchers are issued in Minneapolis on a limited scale. Participants are given vouchers which cover a third of the rent — if they can find an apartment to accept the vouchers from a program for economically brutalized, poor, working-class and marginalized peoples.Samuel, the father of an eight-year-old daughter, had his housing voucher revoked and was never told why. Even with Minnesota’s Group Residential Housing assistance, he was left with just $100 a month for living expenses after paying the rest of his Supplemental Security Income toward housing fees.These days Samuel moves in and out of stabilization and crisis centers, which keep people for only 10 days at most. He stays on the move to keep warm through harsh Minnesotan winters, to keep his mental health stable and occupied, to find new resources and, perhaps most importantly, to keep away from the police.“I know I have to yell and scream and bitch to get people’s attention,” Samuel said. “But I’ve been to jail and incarceration is not the answer. … I try to get treatment [at medical facilities], and they say, ‘This is not a place to sleep.’ But I’m not there to sleep. I’m there to get treatment.”Samuel continued, pointing at the recently installed U.S. Bank Stadium on the skyline: “There’s a huge stadium over there. It’s widely considered among locals as a handout to corporations. [It] infamously made surrounding community medical centers cease service for multiple days during the Super Bowl.“Why can’t we stay there?” Samuel exclaimed. “I don’t think they’re even using it right now. If it can’t be there, why couldn’t it be the Armory? Or down by Raspberry Island? Or even the state fairgrounds? We can do it ourselves. Build it, live on it, farm it.”Minneapolis Public Housing Authority has plans to get rid of its public housing facilities and privatize them, converting to a program similar to the federal Section 8 voucher program. Developers could then have a chance to profit from relinquished public property.Many people who would be displaced belong to oppressed nationalities. In the problematic voucher system, landlords can legally exclude potential tenants simply because they’re voucher holders without the protection of Fair Housing regulations. In particular, those in the Twin Cities Somali community — many of whom are refugees from U.S. imperialism to begin with — risk being hit with an acute housing crisis.Housing shortages and homelessness could become a problem for more people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area than those couple of hundred in the camp at highway 55 and 22nd Street, who are getting ready to face the bitter winter.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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