Why I’m investing in FTSE 250 stocks in 2021

first_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I’m investing in FTSE 250 stocks in 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The FTSE 250 index is up almost 2% on average in February compared to January. The FTSE 100 index, on the other hand, is down around 1.5% over the month.I think there is a reason for this. 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…Why has the FTSE 250 index performed better?The brakes just came off the UK economy.The FTSE 250 index’s constituent companies tend to be far more UK focused than FTSE 100 companies, which are likely to be large multinationals. A Brexit solution was finally found at the end of last year after years of limbo. With greater clarity on the regulatory environment in the post-Brexit world, businesses can plan better and even project their outlook more confidently. While there are still operational challenges underway, and a deal still has not been struck on financial services, there is no denying that progress has been made. This adds to the financial markets’ buoyancy seen since news of vaccine development first broke in November. The FTSE 250 index has risen over 18% since October, compared to a 13% increase for the FTSE 100 index. More good news for the FTSE 250I think there is more to come. The announcement of the phased end to the UK lockdown earlier this week can guide the FTSE 250’s movements in the coming days. On the other hand the FTSE 100 index is expected to be guided more by how the corona-crisis is being resolved globally. Many FTSE 250 stocks would make a good investment I believe. Including the following two. #1. Bellway: Promising 2021The FTSE 250 home-builder Bellway was confident of its outlook for the year in its latest trading update earlier this month. It said that it has a “sizeable forward order book”. Despite the pandemic, the property market has held itself up, with government support. The potential latest extension of the stamp duty holiday is another positive in this regard. It sets real estate companies like Bellway for at least half of 2021. As the economy starts picking up post-lockdown, there may be some softening as the real impact of the corona crisis plays out. But it will be partly mitigated by a strong first half. #2. SIG: Renovation is backAnother FTSE 250 stock I like is the building products distributor SIG, which expects to bounce back soon. The company suffered in the first half of 2020 because of the pandemic. But things have been getting better for it recently. In early January, it released a positive trading update where it talked about a strong recovery in the second half of 2020. Investors noted this, making it the biggest FTSE 250 gainer that day. Much like Bellway, SIG will benefit from both the end to the lockdown and the extension of the stamp duty holiday. That makes it a stock I’d consider buying. There are risks to investing here, of course. The lockdown-lift may not go as planned. The economy may not come back smartly post lockdowns. And we actually be in for a prolonged slowdown. But all of this is in the realm of conjecture. Both anecdotal evidence and projections suggest otherwise. I am hopeful. Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 27th February, 2021 Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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Hong Kong player does a crazy flip to get on Rugbydump

first_imgFriday Apr 30, 2010 Hong Kong player does a crazy flip to get on Rugbydump Heres a quick clip for you as the week comes to an end and we start what should be a huge weekend of rugby in the Heineken Cup, Super 14, European Challenge Cup, and Asian Five Nations. This clip comes from the latter. The tournament kicked off last weekend, with hosts Hong Kong beating South Korea 32-8 to jump six positions on the IRB world rankings, boosting their hopes of qualifying for their first ever Rugby World Cup place. They play Bahrain today and if they come out on top, will climb another three places up to 30th in the world, which translates to a nine-spot progression in the space of a fortnight. Tries were scored by Nigel Clarke, Keith Robertson, and Tom McQueen as they went on to pick up an impressive victory that holds them in good stead going into this weekend. Young flyhalf Robertson notched up a personal tally of 14 points, scoring a try and kicking his points, but also flying over a defender with this flip out of the tackle. He mentioned Rugbydump in a post match interview when talking about the crazy flip move, so I thought it would be cool to share it on here. Thanks to the RugbyAsia Channel for the footage, and to Keith for keeping Rugbydump on the map globally. You can keep up to date with the tournament here.Time: 0:44 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

PS House / Guillot Arquitectos

first_imgSave this picture!© Lizeth Aviles+ 22Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895463/casa-ps-guillot-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs:  Lizeth Aviles Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” PS House / Guillot Arquitectos Photographs PS House / Guillot ArquitectosSave this projectSavePS House / Guillot Arquitectos Mexico CopyAbout this officeGuillot ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTijuanaMexicoPublished on June 10, 2018Cite: “PS House / Guillot Arquitectos” 10 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895463/casa-ps-guillot-arquitectos Clipboard Housescenter_img Projects Year:  2018 ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: Cemex, Aluskin, Enphase, Grupo Basica, Ladrillera Mecanizada, Suniva, Ternium MultytechoWork Team:Diego Cuevas, Alba QuezadaConstruction:ARVECOStructure Calculations:Eng. Herminio GonzalezLandscape:Angelina SoteloInterior Decoration:Border CreationsDesign Team:Ramon Guillot, Iza Loyola, Renee PerezCity:TijuanaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lizeth AvilesRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This single-family residence is located on top of a hill in a residential area in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The 989 square meter plot was previously occupied by a house that suffered severe structural damage making it impossible to rescue; however, some of the construction materials were salvaged and donated for reuse and recycling. The architectural arrangement was conceived taking two needs in consideration; first, to create a footprint able to accommodate a south facing garden and a central patio, and second to provide a fully functional ground level to accommodate user’s needs as they age.Save this picture!© Lizeth AvilesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lizeth AvilesThe plot topography also played an important role in the layout distribution, as the downward slope naturally suggested to place the public zone and master bedroom at street level for an easier access, and private areas below surface level; achieving with this arrangement a subtler yet interesting main façade.  Save this picture!Section AThe building’s exterior materials were chosen so that the house would age properly while at the same time aiming at a higher energy and maintenance efficiency.  The material selection primarily consists of exposed concrete and a double wall of insulated red brick. Double glazed windows with thermal break and insulated metal roof also contribute to the thermal comfort of the house. With an environmentally responsible approach, systems were included to provide for gray water treatment process to sustain the landscape, and solar panels to partially supply the energy needs of the family.Save this picture!© Lizeth AvilesThe architectural program is distributed in two levels, the street level mostly occupied by public areas on the front, with the master bedroom on the back and lower level as the private areas. The main access consists on a transitional space including a small patio with a fountain and an indoor lobby; this passage giving access to an open area that includes living, dining rooms, and kitchen, all these with direct communication to the central patio.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanA sliding glass wall provides a direct connection between the indoor areas and the central patio, BBQ area and outside chimney, allowing for this whole space to become a unified indoor-outdoor area, with independent access to a visitor’s restroom. As a transitional space between the public and private areas, a cozy and functional family room flooded with natural daylight is located on the back of the ground level, with an independent access to the central patio.Save this picture!© Lizeth AvilesThe Master bedroom located on the ground level enjoys a southern garden view and includes a private bathroom with a spacious walking closet and balcony. Wide and comfortable stairs give access to the lower level, consisting of two bedrooms, a home office/man cave/optional fourth bedroom, a small wine cave, and storage space. Each of these rooms with independent access to the garden.Save this picture!© Lizeth AvilesProject gallerySee allShow lessKéré Architecture Designs Sceneography for Exhibition on RacismArchitecture News15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections)Articles Share Architects: Guillot Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Tijuana, Mexico Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Zhao House / Chuantuo Architecture

first_imgPhotographs:  Kunming tundra photography China “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931076/zhao-house-chuantuo-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeChuantuo ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQujingChinaPublished on December 31, 2019Cite: “Zhao House / Chuantuo Architecture” 31 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?云南曲靖赵宅:心中有境,处处造园 / 青岛川拓建筑设计工作室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 Area:  395 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Qujing, China Lead Architect: “COPY” Zhao House / Chuantuo Architecture Architects: Chuantuo Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931076/zhao-house-chuantuo-architecture Clipboard Projects Zhao House / Chuantuo ArchitectureSave this projectSaveZhao House / Chuantuo Architecture Houses Year:  Kai Wang Engineering:Can Gao, Wenhua Tang, Hengdong Li, Zulin Zheng, Zhenyi SuLandscape:Kai WangClient:Mr. Zhao (private)City:QujingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!aerial view. Image © Kunming tundra photographyRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The project use modern vocabulary to communicate with the surrounding rural houses, drawing on the traditional classical architectural space and extracting the relationship of its spatial composition. As the main building material, red brick embodies the traditional craftsmanship and wisdom, which will make the building space more real and pure.Save this picture!1st and 2nd courtyard. Image © Kunming tundra photographySave this picture!front door view from courtyard. Image © Kunming tundra photographySpace systemThe space system of the whole house is based on the skeleton of two courtyards. Different volumes of the courtyard are implanted into the alley space by means of separation and pulling, resulting in multiple paths.Save this picture!front door. Image © Kunming tundra photographyQuadrangleThe master of nets garden is the source of inspiration for the improvement of the space of the courtyard. The living room, dining room, kitchen and other public rooms are arranged around the courtyard. The small building on the north side recesses to form two small courtyards, which effectively solves the problem of privacy and eliminates the pressure of the small building on the courtyard.Save this picture!1st courtyard. Image © Kunming tundra photographySave this picture!yard and distant hills. Image © Kunming tundra photographyThe half-pavilion built with red brick breaks the square of the courtyard space. The pool water surrounds the mouth of the cave, allowing you to sit and rely on it.Save this picture!courtyard. Image © Kunming tundra photographySave this picture!courtyard aerial view. Image © Kunming tundra photographyAt the interface of the first and second courtyards, the verandas expand and protrude forward, increasing the visual level of the courtyard.Save this picture!building in sunset. Image © Kunming tundra photographyThe mandala design is adopted as the design concept in the ground landscape of the courtyard. A stream of water is surrounded by pebbles and some stones are placed, just like a natural stream. Around the verandah ground, to the water stream side, hidden the visual boundary, the stream in the four corners of the courtyard into four square pool, lotus to add some poetry to the courtyard.Save this picture!half pavilion. Image © Kunming tundra photographySave this picture!half pavilion and courtyard. Image © Kunming tundra photographyGarden and fieldThe living room, the dining room and the living room are a group of buildings that zigzag to create a lost path, just like a segment cut out in the literati garden of the Ming and qing dynasties. It is just a corner of the garden here.Save this picture!filed. Image © Kunming tundra photographySave this picture!door perspective. Image © Kunming tundra photographySave this picture!compound facades. Image © Kunming tundra photographyI hope this project can be replicated, and to a certain extent, it can correct the excessive urbanization and even vulgar rural construction.Save this picture!tile wave. Image © Kunming tundra photographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMajor Cities Face High Risk of Flooding According to a Goldman Sachs ReportArchitecture NewsKjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition to Climate Proof the Coastal Town of Faaborg in …Architecture News Share Photographs Save this picture!courtyard perspective. 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303 House / Sawadeesign Studio

first_img Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Quang Tran+ 45Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects ArchDaily 303 House / Sawadeesign Studio Architects: Sawadeesign Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 303 House / Sawadeesign StudioSave this projectSave303 House / Sawadeesign Studio Manufacturers: AutoDesk, An Cuong, Dulux, Toto, Adobe, B&O, Bosch, Lam.weavingspaces, Mico Tole, Quy Le, Teka, Trimble Navigation, XingfaArchitect In Charge:Doan Sy Nguyen, Vo Thanh PhatDesign Team:SawadeesignConstruction Coordinators:Nguyen Hien Trien, Nguyen Hoang PhiEngineering And Construction:SawadeesignEngineering:SawadeesignConstruction:SawadeesignCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang TranRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Townhouse is a typical form of housing in Saigon urban area. This is one of the genres that we regularly come into contact with in our career. In this project, there are some specials features.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Quang TranWe received from the owner of a land plot with the frontage is in direct contact with the main road. With a special length, we decided to treat layering in the functional layout, to classify the space and minimize noise from outside.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!FacadeSave this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!© Quang TranTo counteract the commonly used structure and the criteria for reducing concrete in the house, we propose a new structural option, a job that was often rejected by the investor right from the first presentation.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!SectionThe feeling we want to bring to this project is an airplane cabin, placed gently in the heart of the urban.Save this picture!© Quang TranProject gallerySee allShow lessSt. John’s Institute Sports Pavilion / Archetype ArchitectureSelected ProjectsPelicans Villa / Main OfficeSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Quang Tran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Housescenter_img 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951413/303-house-sawadeesign-studio Clipboard Photographs Year:  “COPY” Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951413/303-house-sawadeesign-studio Clipboard CopyHouses, House Interiors•Vietnam CopyAbout this officeSawadeesign StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookVietnamPublished on November 17, 2020Cite: “303 House / Sawadeesign Studio” 16 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?303 住宅,优化老式排屋 / Sawadeesign Studio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 streamlast_img read more

British Red Cross and Aviva launch three-year partnership

first_img  102 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 16 February 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: British Red Cross corporatecenter_img  103 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 British Red Cross and Aviva launch three-year partnership Aviva has joined the British Red Cross’s Disaster Relief Alliance in a three-year partnership with the charity that will see the two working together to help communities around the world prepare for and respond to disasters.As a member of the alliance, Aviva will help fund investment in four key areas of Red Cross work globally and in the UK: preparedness, response, recovery, and innovation. Aviva will share its risk management knowledge with the charity and raise funds to help it continue its work in helping communities prepare for disasters, as well as its long-term reconstruction recovery programmes.Aviva employees around the world will also be encouraged to donate funds during large-scale emergencies, with Aviva to match employee donations during the partnership.British Red Cross director of fundraising, Mark Astarita said:“These vital funds will allow us to continue helping people prepare and respond to disaster, adapt to climate change and anticipate the issues they face today, before they become greater problems tomorrow.”Last year the Red Cross and Aviva announced Aviva’ s support of the charity’s free emergency app, which provides real time alerts and advice if there is a risk of severe weather or other emergencies. Advertisementlast_img read more

Charity Bank secures £1m in equity capital investment

first_img  “We see this investment as a means to promote social justice and further develop the social investment market as an additional and vital resource for the social sector.  Charity Bank has proven that its model of lending to charities and social enterprises is a highly effective way to strengthen and grow impact-led organisations, leaving these organisations better placed to address the many pressing social issues facing people and society today.” Tessa Durham, Grants Manager, The Samworth Foundation also commented on the investment, saying: To meet the growing demand for repayable finance, including the demand for unsecured funding, Charity Bank aims to raise at least £3m in ordinary share capital from new and existing social investors by 2022.  For every £1m invested, Charity Bank can raise around £7m of deposits and make around £8m of social loans, and once repaid, loan funds can be recycled. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  678 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis According to Charity Bank’s 2020 social impact study, 69% of borrowers reported that their Charity Bank loan enabled growth in their service, 81% said their project could not have gone ahead without the loan, while 42% said the financing helped to keep their organisation afloat. Charity Bank committed to record lending in the second half of 2020, approving £49m of loans, the highest amount of new loan approvals over a six-month period in the history of the bank.  It also approved an additional £23m of loans in the first quarter of 2021, and has now made over £350m in loans to charities and social enterprises since it was founded in 2002. Advertisement “Since we emerged from the first lockdown in mid-2020, we have seen a sustained surge in loan applications from charities and social enterprises looking for support on projects, in part due to a reduced appetite for lending to the sector from mainstream lenders.  As we emerge from the current crisis, the specialist financing and support that Charity Bank is able to deliver is going to be needed more than ever.  The attraction of new equity investment remains a top priority for Charity Bank as this is an essential component that will determine our ability to continue to meet the financing needs of the social sector into the future.” Tagged with: banks Finance Charity Bank secures £1m in equity capital investment “We recognise the importance of blended finance solutions to support charities to flourish.  We see Charity Bank as a strategic partner as we work together to support organisations to become more resilient, manage risks and be better positioned to meet the future needs of their communities.” Charity Bank has secured £1 million in equity capital investment, which it will use to help it fund a surge in loan approvals. Melanie May | 27 April 2021 | News The money comes from two investors: the Samworth Foundation has become the newest shareholder of Charity Bank with an investment of £500k, while existing Charity Bank shareholder, Barrow Cadbury Trust, has increased its total investment in the bank by £500k to £750k. Erica Cadbury, Chair, Barrow Cadbury Trust, said: Ed Siegel, Chief Executive, Charity Bank, commented: About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Corn Stocks Could be Big Market Mover on USDA Report Day

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Stocks Could be Big Market Mover on USDA Report Day March report previewWith the end of March come two highly anticipated reports from USDA, the quarterly stocks update and the annual Planting Intentions report. Both reports are released at noon Eastern time Thursday and the average guesses from analysts is for planted acreage to be 89.97 million acres of corn and 83.06 million acres of soybeans. Both figures would be higher than what was planted in 2015.It is the stocks report that could be a market mover though, according to INTL FCStone Chief Commodities Economist Arlan Suderman.“That’s where USDA has the biggest tendency to have big surprises that are market moving with little logic as to which direction they’d be, so therefore not really anticipated and catching traders off guard. Corn stocks would be the number one place we would look for a potential surprise. We’ve seen corn trade the daily limit, up or down, in 3 of the last 5 years following the end of March report.”So the corn stocks number is what traders will be watching closest.“In the end I think that’s bigger than the acreage report,” Suderman told HAT, “although the acreage report could either add to the bullishness or bearishness of the stocks report, or take away from it. But stocks are the big one right now.”Suderman says most soybean usage is known since there isn’t a feed usage category as you’ll find in corn, and that’s where large swings can occur. So a soybean surprise isn’t as likely although, “there can be surprises there if stocks differ by more than about 30 or 40 million bushels, and that would suggest maybe USDA has either over or underestimated the size of the crop.”Mike Silver at Kokomo Grain told HAT anecdotal evidence from crop insurance sales data has Indiana farmers planting more soybean acres this year, but he also expects to see an increase in planted corn acres.“I think that is due partly to less wheat that was sowed last fall,” he said. “So I think we will see here in Indiana probably an increase in corn acres and an abnormally larger percentage shift towards soybeans from the normal 50/50 corn/soybean rotations here in Indiana.”Silver will provide analysis of the reports for HAT at the conclusion of trade Thursday. Corn Stocks Could be Big Market Mover on USDA Report Day Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Mar 30, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleApril Showers Will Keep Planting on HoldNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Chávez criticises the media for “supporting” the coup

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts VenezuelaAmericas Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives January 13, 2021 Find out more In the provinces, the offices of the regional station TV Guayana in Puerto Ordaz, in Bolivar state (500 km southeast of Caracas), were also surrounded by Chávez supporters shouting slogans against the media. The owner of the station said the protesters had damaged the station’s equipment as well as its premises.—————————————————-12.04.2002 – Media in the eye of the storm: one journalist killed, three wounded and several TV stations briefly off the air 04/18/2002 “This coup would not have been possible without the support of the media,” said President Hugo Chávez in a speech to the Federal Government Council, which is preparing the “national dialogue” he has promised in the wake of the failed coup against him. “If the media, especially TV stations, want to keep on encouraging that and we allow them to, we’re going to have war here,” he said, hardening his line for the first time since being restored to power on 14 April.—————————————————-17/04/2002 – Media role to be investigatedThe government said it would hold two enquiries into the attitude of the media during the failed coup. One will be chaired by Jesse Chacón, president of Conatel, the state body that grants radio and TV broadcasting licences. Possible sanctions against the media are not clear.—————————————————-04/16/2002 – “We are not plotters.”In an interview put out by the TV station Venevisión, Alberto Federico Ravell, head of the Globovisión station, and media magnate Gustavo Cisneros, president of the Diego Cisneros Organisation and owner of Venevisión, tried to explain the silence of their stations on 13 April, when Chávez supporters took to the streets and part of the army rebelled against the new government of Pedro Carmona. Admitting there had been a news blackout that day, Ravell said journalists stayed off the streets because they had been attacked by Chávez supporters. He pointed to the demonstrations that evening in front of several TV stations. “Perhaps the media’s role has been misrepresented by what happened in the country,” he said, accepting the offer of dialogue by President Chavez. Cisneros added that the TV silence was also to do with practical considerations, such as the absence of pictures to back up the news reports. Both men rejected charges that media owners had been part of a “plot.”The secretary-general of the Organisation of American States, Cesar Gaviria, who went to Caracas to investigate the causes of the coup attempt, has called on the president to “ensure that journalists can work without fear.” Three journalists from Venevisión have already gone into exile aboard, fearing for their safety.—————————————————-04/15/2002The situation slowly returned to normal with newspapers back on the streets and news bulletins once more on TV, except for the RCTV and Venevisión stations. Many journalists and camera crews working for the two stations reportedly did not show up for work. President Hugo Chavez, answering a question at a press conference, called on his supporters to stop their attacks and threats against journalists. He also appealed to the media to reconsider their hostility to his government and said he was satisfied with the day’s coverage of his return to power. After a front-page headline saying “A Step Forward” on 13 April, after he was overthrown, the daily El Universal ran one on 15 April saying “Conciliation.” A week earlier, Chávez had charged that the media was “a laboratory of lies to sow terror among the people.”—————————————————-04/14/2002 – No newspapers in the streets Privately-owned TV stations broadcast no news, except for the all-news station Globovisión, which only put out foreign news agency items. Very few daily papers appeared, for security reasons, according to their staff. However, newspapers maintained their online editions, using mainly agency material. When he returned to power at dawn, Chávez declared there would be no witch-hunts “or attacks on freedom of expression or opinion.” He noted the failure of the main privately-owned TV stations to show film of the street violence in Caracas the previous day and called on the media to “return to the path of reason.” Following his return to power in the early hours of the day, President Hugo Chávez declared there would be no witch-hunts “or attacks on freedom of expression or opinion.” He noted the failure of the main privately-owned TV stations to show film of the street violence in Caracas the previous day and called on the media to “return to the path of reason.”—————————————————-04/13/2002 – The channels remain silentIn late afternoon, dozens of people staged a violent demonstration in front of the offices of the privately-owned Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) while incidents and conflicting reports swept the city about the return to power of Chávez. They stoned the building, smashing windows. Despite appeals by the station’s worried journalists for the authorities to ensure their safety, the attacks continued without police intervention. Chávez supporters also demonstrated outside the offices of Globovisión and Venevisión and forced them and RCTV to broadcast statements by their leaders. During the day, privately-owned TV stations showed no pictures of street demonstrations by Chávez supporters or of their seizure of the presidential palace. Only cable TV subscribers could see what was happening from stations such as CNN. The Venezuelan stations said they did not show such footage because reporting these developments would have been dangerous for their journalists and that scenes of looting in Caracas could have encouraged similar outbreaks in the provinces. However, the French news agency AFP reported that film broadcast by some stations after the resignation of interim president Pedro Carmona showed that their reporters had in fact been covering the demonstrations earlier in the day. The daily newspapers El Nacional and El Universal were forced to evacuate their offices after hostile demonstrations outside. Around 8 pm., the government-owned station Venezolana de Televisión returned to the air. RSF_en to go further News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Venezuela April 19, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chávez criticises the media for “supporting” the coup  Reporters Without Borders has asked the Venezuelan authorities to thoroughly investigate and punish those responsible for the shooting that killed one journalist and wounded three others during disturbances in Caracas on 11 April. After a short break in transmission by privately-owned TV stations on 11 April, the government-controlled media – Venezolana de Televisión and the news agency Venpres – appear to have been forced to shut down on 12 April. RSF calls on the authorities to see that these media can resume their activities as quickly as possible and to protect journalists considered close to the overthrown President Hugo Chávez from acts of revenge.Photographer Jorge Tortoza, of the daily Diario 2001, was killed on 11 April while covering clashes between supporters and opponents of President Chávez in central Caracas. His driver said he had been shot in the head by a man in civilian clothes. Tortoza, who had worked for the paper for 17 years, was taken to Vargas hospital seriously wounded but died shortly after being operated on. Great confusion reigned in the centre of the city where the pro-Chávez National Guard and the now pro-opposition city police were deployed. The army said Chávez supporters were also firing on demonstrators.Three other press photographers were wounded in similar circumstances. They were Jonathan Freitas, of the daily Tal Cual, who was slightly wounded on the arm by a bullet, Enrique Hernández, of the state-controlled news agency Venpres, hit on the head by a stone and then in the stomach by a bullet that ricocheted off a wall, and Luis Enrique Hernández, of the daily Avance, who was still in hospital on 12 April.President Chávez stopped privately-owned TV stations transmitting on 11 April at about 4 pm, saying they were “irresponsible,” had launched “a campaign of defamation” and were “inciting people to violence.” The order to shut them down came shortly after they had refused instructions to broadcast only a speech by the president and had instead split their screens in two, with Chávez speaking on one side and film of the demonstration being repressed on the other. The president had demanded broadcast of his speech just as the crackdown started. He cited article 192 of the telecommunications law which establishes the “cadena” (network) system, allowing the authorities to requisition air-time on all TV and radio stations that have a state broadcasting licence. The government had already used the facility about 30 times between 8 and 10 April. Only the government-controlled Venezolana de Televisión was exempted from the shutdown. The all-news TV station Globovisión, along with CMT and Televen went off the air for several minutes before returning by using satellite or cable facilities. Venevisión and Radio Caracas TV, which had alternative means of transmission from the start, were able to broadcast uninterruptedly. Later in the day, the studios of CMT were surrounded for several hours by personnel of the military intelligence service, the DIM. Normal broadcasting facilities were restored at about 10 pm. after the army went over to the opposition. At the same time, the government TV station was occupied by the National Guard, which had until then been protecting its installations, and its broadcasts were cut off. The Venpres news agency also stopped work. A general strike had begun on 9 April, called by the Venezuelan Workers’ Confederation (CTV) and the employers’ organisation Fedecámaras, in support of officials at the state oil company PDVSA who had been sacked by Chávez two days earlier. The strike was extended by a day and then indefinitely late on 10 April. Violent clashes on the evening of 11 April led to a dozen deaths and nearly 100 people wounded and injured and the army leadership rebelled against the president. Chávez, held in the presidential palace, reportedly signed his resignation under army pressure and was taken to Fort Tiuna, the capital’s main military base. Immediately afterwards, Fedecámaras president Pedro Carmona announced he would head an interim government, saying he had been chosen by “agreement” among civil society groups and the armed forces leadership. News VenezuelaAmericas News News Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela August 25, 2020 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets “This coup would not have been possible without the support of the media,” said President Hugo Chávez in a speech to the Federal Government Council, which is preparing a “national dialogue” in the wake of the failed coup against him. He especially blamed TV stations. last_img read more

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first_imgWhatsApp Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Limerick on Covid watch list Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Eimear McManus of Digital WorksA YOUNG Limerick woman who took ‘a leap of faith’ by establishing a social media agency in her native city has received a major international accolade for her enterprising approach to digital marketing.Founder of the Digital Works marketing agency, 25-year-old Eimear McManus, has been included on The Drum’s ‘50 Under 30’ list. Based on nominations from readers and curated with the help of panel of industry experts, the list sets out to celebrate female digital talent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eimear, who is a native of Raheen, was educated at Crescent College Comprehensive before graduating from the University of Limerick in 2015.Growing up in the target demographic of most major social platforms, she sensed an opportunity to turn her innate understanding of social media into a business proposition.After initially freelancing for brands and finding steady business, she took the leap of faith by opening her own agency in 2017, founding Digital Works with an office in Limerick and, latterly, in London.Digital Works’ three full-time staff supports small businesses by helping them understand and access social media channels in a cost-effective way. Its clients include award-winning beauty brand, Skinny Tan, fashion house Julien McDonald, retailer fab.com and funding solution Swoop.Describing her inclusion on the ’50 under 30′ list as both rewarding and motivating, Eimear said that this was particularly significant given the fact that Digital Works is less than a year old.“It’s really exciting to represent Ireland, and of course Limerick, particularly given the standard of talent included. This list not only showcases women but also those under 30 which is incredibly satisfying and starts the conversation that age and acumen are not co-related.“At 25, I am of the youngest women on the list but I’ve never allowed being young, or being a woman, to define my potential. Interestingly, if people know my age before they meet me, their respect for me can go down. When they find out my age after they meet me, they respect me more which is really interesting.“I’ve often gone into meetings with one of my colleagues who is older than me and because he looks older they think he’s the boss.“Our work sees us helping SMEs access the world of social media in the most effective way to bring about real, positive change for a business. I have recruited an exceptionally talented team and our client list and growth over the last ten months is a testament to our shared vision. As the business grows, we look forward to increasing our footprint here in Ireland and supporting homegrown businesses reach their full digital potential,” she concluded.Details at digitalworksagency.com or search @digitalworksnow on social media.by tom [email protected] Advertisement TAGSawardbusinessDigital WorksNews Linkedin Email Twittercenter_img Previous articleLimerick strongman outmuscles his UK rivalsNext articleLotsa luck for Limerick family Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Print Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsBusinessEimear’s award shows that digital worksBy Staff Reporter – August 1, 2018 1879 last_img read more