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Novacyt shares: insiders are buying. Should I buy too?

first_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 | More on: NCYT Enter Your Email Address 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. Novacyt shares: insiders are buying. Should I buy too? Like this one, for example…. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Shares in Covid-19 testing company Novacyt (LSE: NCYT) have pulled back recently. After rising from 14p at the start of the year to 1,275p in October (a gain of about 9,000%), Novacyt’s share price has fallen back below 800p. Clearly, investors are banking profits on the back of the vaccine news.What I find interesting about this share price pullback is that a number of ‘insiders’ at Novacyt, including CEO Graham Mullis, have seen it as an opportunity to buy shares. This month, five directors have purchased stock. This suggests these insiders – who are likely to have an information advantage over the rest of us – expect the stock to keep rising. Insiders don’t spend their own money on company stock if they believe it’s going to go down.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…Should I follow them and buy Novacyt shares myself? Let’s take a look at the investment case.Novacyt: can the share price rebound?Novacyt posted a R&D update last week that was quite encouraging. The company said that, in the short term, its focus is to deliver strong organic revenue growth in the core business. It believes demand for its Covid-19 testing products will continue to grow “well into 2021” as testing continues.Meanwhile, in the medium-term, Novacyt said it expects to leverage its reputation, market intelligence, and relationships developed during the pandemic to commercialise new products. It also plans to expand its presence in respiratory and transplant clinical diagnostics, to continue to meet significant unmet market needs. Novacyt added that it continues to invest in developing its IP portfolio to enhance and secure future value. It has submitted 15 new patents covering various aspects of its Covid-19 portfolio recently.Blockbuster revenue growthTurning to the financials, Novacyt is likely to post some blockbuster numbers this year. In the first half of FY 2020, sales were up 900% on the same period last year, to €72.4m. The company delivered EBITDA of €49.4m for the period, versus €153,000 the year before.Looking ahead, Novacyt advised that revenue for the second half of the year is expected to be greater than the first half. It expects full-year revenues to exceed €150m and EBITDA to top €100m. And it believes this rate of financial performance will extend into the first half of 2021.My view on Novacyt sharesThis all sounds very promising. However, I do have concerns over how sustainable the company’s revenues and profits are now that multiple coronavirus vaccines have been developed.Covid-19 testing will no doubt be a big theme next year. It could be a theme for several years. But looking further out, to say 2025, I’m not so sure. This adds uncertainty to the investment case for me.Personally, I prefer to invest in companies set to enjoy powerful growth for decades, not just years. I like companies benefiting from dominant structural trends, such as the growth of cloud computing and the rise of the gig economy. For this reason, I’m going to leave Novacyt shares alone, for now. All things considered, I think there are better growth stocks to buy.   Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more


Oldest Episcopal parish’s past holds uncomfortable truths in city where…

first_imgOldest Episcopal parish’s past holds uncomfortable truths in city where African American history began Submit an Event Listing St. John’s Episcopal Church dates to 1610 and the founding of the community now known as Hampton, Virginia. Its church was built in 1728. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Hampton, Virginia] No Episcopal parish has been a witness to a longer span of American history than St. John’s Episcopal Church in the heart of this coastal city’s downtown.The city and parish share an origin story that dates to the earliest Colonial beginnings of both the United States and The Episcopal Church. In 1610, some of the British settlers who had been suffering from illness and hunger in Jamestown, about 35 miles north along the James River, attacked and expelled the indigenous Kecoughtan Indians from their village here. The settlers took over this land near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, coveted for its abundant natural resources and proximity to the ocean. They established an Anglican parish, and when the community was renamed Elizabeth City in 1619, the parish became known as Elizabeth City Parish.Also in 1619, the settlers here were witness to the first arrival of enslaved Africans in British North America. The story told by Jamestown colonist John Rolfe describes “20 and odd Negroes” who were taken ashore at nearby Point Comfort and sold for supplies. That transaction only hinted at how slavery soon would dominate the economy and the social life of Virginia and slaveholding communities like Hampton. Black chattel slavery was codified in Virginia law in the second half of the 17th century and began to surge, replacing white indentured servants as the preferred labor source for tobacco cultivation. In Hampton, black residents, most of them slaves, made up nearly half or more than half of the population throughout the antebellum period.Today’s Hampton is a city of about 135,000 residents, more than half of them African American. Last year, commemorations marking 400 years of African American history generated renewed public interest in the city. The Episcopal Church joined in some of those commemorations, including a kickoff worship service hosted by St. John’s, and the Diocese of Southern Virginia is planning a pilgrimage in the Hampton area on March 6 and 7.“It’s a small town, but there are these rich stories,” said the Rev. Charles Wynder, a Hampton native and The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for social justice and engagement. Wynder sees something representative in his hometown and its churches’ struggles to assess the past honestly. “These churches’ narratives reflect stories of other parishes and the witness of Episcopalians throughout the church.”A historical marker notes that this stretch of shoreline is where the first enslaved Africans were said to have been brought ashore in British North America in 1619. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe St. John’s congregation has been Bob Harper’s “church family” for more than 20 years. “The longer you’re in a church, the more you appreciate the different personalities that make it up,” said Harper, who serves as senior warden.After retiring from the Army, Harper, who is white, said he chose to move to Hampton because of its racial diversity. But that diversity is not reflected in Hampton’s Episcopal congregations.St. John’s, with an estimated average Sunday attendance of 125 to 150, remains mostly white, while most black Episcopalians worship at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, just west of downtown. St. Cyprian’s, which Wynder grew up attending, was founded in 1905 because St. John’s at that time didn’t welcome African Americans.More than a century later, St. John’s now opens its doors to worshippers of all races and backgrounds, and the two congregations have come together for various special events. But “on Sunday morning, we don’t have a lot of blending of the congregations,” Harper said.Only in the last 15 years has The Episcopal Church, a denomination with a membership reported to be 90 percent white, taken deliberate steps to acknowledge uncomfortable truths about its past complicity with slavery and segregation and to encourage racial healing.In 2006 and again in 2009, General Convention called on dioceses and congregations to research their history of supporting and benefiting from racial oppression. They were asked to confront long-ignored truths and, as appropriate, to repent of past sins. Some have done the work, but certainly not all, said Byron Rushing, vice president of the House of Deputies.“The history of The Episcopal Church is parallel to the history of the United States,” Rushing said in an interview with Episcopal News Service. “That’s a lot of time, and that’s a lot of stories.”Seeking the truth of the church’s racial pastThe Episcopal Church took the additional step in 2015 of identifying racial reconciliation as one of its core priorities, along with evangelism and care of creation, and that year the church also elected Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the first African American to lead the church.In 2017, church officers endorsed Becoming Beloved Community, now The Episcopal Church’s cornerstone racial reconciliation initiative. “Telling the Truth” about the church’s past is a critical component of the initiative.“We wanted people to just go back and do their own history of their relationship as organized Episcopalians to people of color,” Rushing said. “Because if you’re in the United States, you are a very, very peculiar Episcopal church if you have a history that does not coincide in any way with people of color.”Hampton has four Episcopal congregations, including Emmanuel Episcopal Church, which formed in 1897 as a mission of St. John’s, and the smaller parish of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, a 57-year-old congregation that last year moved out of its own church building and began worshipping at St. John’s partly due to financial strains.In 2013, following the recommendations of General Convention, the Diocese of Southern Virginia held a Service of Repentance, Reconciliation & Healing in Norfolk, just south of Hampton. The diocese also assembled a brief written summary of its history with racism and encouraged its congregations to do the same, and then-Bishop Herman Hollerith issued a formal apology on behalf of his diocese’s churches for their roles in sustaining slavery and segregation.“Spiritual common sense would suggest that a community of faith cannot move forward in its common life in Christ until it has first confessed its wrongdoing,” Hollerith said.The four Episcopal congregations in Hampton organized their own Service of Repentance in 2015. It was modeled after the diocese’s service and held at St. John’s, but five years later, the host congregation has only recently begun engaging in deeper discussions about its historic ties to slavery and the Confederacy.“I don’t know that churches are always good at talking about uncomfortable things,” the Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander told ENS. She has served as rector at St. John’s for the past six years, and last fall, she began leading a group of about 20 parishioners through Sacred Ground, The Episcopal Church’s 10-session discussion series on racism and racial healing.“I think everyone is getting something out it,” Vincent-Alexander said, including the experience of “talking about things we’re not accustomed to talking about.”In her first years at St. John’s, she recalled it “never occurred to us” that re-examining the congregation’s past ties to slavery might be a necessary step toward racial reconciliation. “I think that’s something you need to lay groundwork for, and I don’t think we were there.” She also senses that some members believe that the church’s past already is well known and that the congregation isn’t trying to hide anything negative, so it would be better to move on and look instead to the future.But St. John’s also proudly celebrates its long history, and going forward, Vincent-Alexander wants to encourage the congregation to confront less-comfortable stories as well. “If we want to take pride in who we have been,” she said, “then we also have to take ownership in the negative things that we have done.”In historic church’s cemetery, Confederate markers aboundA chest-high brick wall encircles the cemetery and buildings at St. John’s Episcopal Church, identified by a sign out front as the “oldest continuous Protestant church in North America.” Within the wall, monuments to the dead form constellations that envelope the church and stretch north to a back corner of the cemetery.An estimated 3,000 people are buried here – native Hamptonians, transplanted Northerners, church rectors, vestrymen, husbands and wives, young children, and 145 Civil War veterans whose Confederate service is dutifully inscribed at their final resting places. Just 15 paces off the path leading to the church’s front door looms a 20-foot monument, its inscription memorializing “Our Confederate Dead.”“It’s a cemetery, but it’s also a historical landmark, too,” said David Bishop, the cemetery’s administrator, as he walked among the graves. The church and its cemetery are “one of the centerpieces of just about every map that’s drawn of Hampton.”David Bishop, the St. John’s cemetery administrator, indicates the grave of Solomon Fosque, who served the church as sexton in the early 1900s. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceWearing a University of Virginia hat over his Ray-Ban sunglasses, the 64-year-old Bishop walks the cemetery’s paths with the unrushed gait of someone who retired in June after teaching history at Kecoughtan High School for 22 years. A St. John’s member since 1991, Bishop is an adept guide. Rectors are buried near the church, such as the Rev. Reverdy Estill, who served here from 1905 to 1911. Over there is Alaska Bishop John Bentley, originally from Hampton. And here are the graves of James McMenamin and J.S. Darling, two Northerners who helped revitalize Hampton’s economy after the Civil War through the city’s burgeoning crab and oyster industry.A large headstone behind the church marks the grave of Solomon Fosque, the parish’s “faithful sexton” who died in 1936. Another longtime sexton, William Parker, died in 2012 and is buried nearby. Fosque and Parker are the only African Americans buried in the cemetery, as far as Bishop knows. “It would be very unusual for there to be any more,” he says.Yet African American history and parish history overlapped nearly from the beginning. Two of the enslaved Africans who landed here in 1619 were thought to have been taken into the household of prominent Elizabeth City parishioner Capt. William Tucker. The African couple, Anthony and Isabella, had a son named William, who was baptized either in Jamestown or Elizabeth City – the baptizing church is up for debate, as is the family’s status, whether slaves or indentured servants.St. John’s, however, makes no reference to slavery in its online history, which instead focuses primarily on the various church sites and the structures that were built upon them. The congregation now worships in a church that was built in 1728 on the parish’s fourth site in the city. In 1830, it took its present name, St. John’s.Some of the earliest details of St. John’s complicity with slavery are presumed lost to history. Surviving vestry books go back to 1751, leaving a gap of more than 140 years from the founding of Elizabeth City Parish. Other documents begin to flesh out the lives of ministers, vestrymen and parishioners, but “the life of the slaves owned by these gentlemen and other residents of Elizabeth City County went unrecorded in the pages of history,” historian Rogers Whichard wrote in 1959.Though details of their lives may have gone unrecorded, those early African Americans left lasting marks on the community – including presumably in the bricks that have formed the walls of the church for nearly 300 years. Though no one knows for sure, slave labor likely was used to build the church.“I would be surprised if it didn’t,” Harper said.St. John’s Heritage Working Group members Billie Eiselen, left, and Carolyn Hawkins look at some of the archival material collected in a storage room in the parish hall. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceBillie Eiselen also assumes so. She is a member of the parish’s Heritage Working Group, which formed after St. John’s celebrated 400 years in 2010. Its main tasks are to sort and manage the church archives and assist outside researchers, but the group is doubtful that the archives contain any details about the church’s construction.“I would think that slaves would have helped in this,” Eiselen said, but she can say for certain only that Henry Cary Jr. was the contractor hired to oversee the job. She thinks the group might be able to find documentation of Cary’s projects, possibly including use of slave labor, at William & Mary College in Williamsburg, though the group hasn’t undertaken that research.Congregations around The Episcopal Church, both in the North and the South, have similar unanswered questions about their racial history, Rushing said, and as the highest-ranking, most prominent black lay leader in The Episcopal Church, he believes that researching such uncomfortable details is a crucial task in a Christian denomination that describes itself as anti-racist and reconciling.“We are doing this in order to get to a point where we can talk to each other about how we understand where we are right now. Because that is completely based on where we have been and what we have been,” he said. “We need to be on the same page, and the same page is truth.”More history to be toldOther researchers have found ways of confirming and quantifying The Episcopal Church’s complicity in slavery. Julia Randle is one.The Diocese of Southern Virginia split from the Diocese of Virginia in 1892, but during the era of slavery there was just one Virginia diocese. Randle, who serves as registrar and historiographer of the Diocese of Virginia, confirmed with census records that at least 84 of the 112 Episcopal clergy in the diocese owned at least one slave in 1860. Her research was published in a diocesan article in 2006 and presented to General Convention that year.“In a slave society, in a slave economy, you cannot escape it. You are a part of it no matter what you think,” Randle told ENS. “It is a rare congregation that has really looked hard at it.”The Hampton congregations, though still unlikely to blend most Sunday mornings, have attempted to bridge their racial divides on special occasions, such as a joint potluck dinner in November that drew about 60 people to St. John’s parish hall. Harper, the senior warden, collaborated on planning that dinner with Stephanie Kendall, the senior warden at St. Cyprian’s, and they hope to partner on more events in the future.St. Cyprian’s worships in a modern church building about five minutes west of downtown Hampton. Kendall doesn’t have to look back far to recall who built St. Cyprian’s. She remembers bringing them “lots of chili and Brunswick stew,” a regional specialty.Stephanie Kendall talks about the history of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, where she is senior warden. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceShe and other parishioners volunteered their time for three years to complete construction of the congregation’s present building. It hosted its first worship service in 1985.Wearing a pendent cross over her black shirt, Kendall stood in the aisle at the rear of the sparsely appointed nave and recalled those days of transition. “We had a lot of sweat equity on the weekends. The men of the church would come and lay the brick and do lots of things, except what had to be contracted like the electrical and plumbing,” said Kendall, who now serves as senior warden.In 1905, the Rev. C. Braxton Bryan, rector at St. John’s, was among the local leaders credited with helping 10 black residents of Hampton found St. Cyprian’s. Bryan made no effort to hide his own paternalistic views toward the black community, which were based in a since-discredited belief in white racial superiority. But he and his congregation were willing to support St. Cyprian’s in its early years as a mission of St. John’s.“St. Cyprian’s was born in a different time from today,” the historically black congregation says in a brief written history. “It was a time of strict segregation of races in all areas of life’s activities.”Kendall has called Hampton her home nearly all her life, and her spiritual home has always been this church. Now 68 and retired after a career in clinical pathology, she proudly took time out of her afternoon to point out the features of the church, parish hall and offices.She grew emotional recounting two childhood experiences she had with segregation and integration – neither of which she wanted shared publicly. And when asked whether she thought St. John’s could do more to face its own historic complicity with slavery and segregation, she declined to comment about another congregation’s decisions.Instead, she framed her response in terms of her own congregation.“If there were more history to be told about St. Cyprian’s, I would want to know it,” she said, “simply because it’s my church and I love it.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Apan Rural Housing Prototype / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto

first_img Housing Projects 2019 Apan Rural Housing Prototype / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Trimble Navigation ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925997/apan-rural-housing-prototype-francisco-pardo-arquitecto Clipboard Lead Architect: CopyHousing, Other•Apan, Mexico “COPY” Francisco Pardo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925997/apan-rural-housing-prototype-francisco-pardo-arquitecto Clipboard “COPY”center_img Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico Architects: Francisco Pardo Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area:  36 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apan Rural Housing Prototype / Francisco Pardo ArquitectoSave this projectSaveApan Rural Housing Prototype / Francisco Pardo ArquitectoSave this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share Design Team:Ivan Saucedo, Karen Burkart, Wilfrido Estrada, Víctor Cruz, Sophia Alami, Daniel Vázquez, Erick TrejoClients:Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores (INFONAVIT); Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CIDS)City:ApanCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The INFONAVIT, through the Investigation Center for Sustainable Development (CIDS), initiated the research project “Del Territorio al Habitante” (“From the Territory to the Inhabitant”), which seeks to improve the quality of assisted self-produced housing funded by the Institute.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThis project holds 84 experimental proposals for rural housing and assisted self-construction designed by 84 different architectural studios. It is an accurate and rigorous study of the territory and each proposal presented provides a solution to a housing problem and whose context, the given territory, was what defined that problem. This program motivated the creation of a Housing Laboratory in Apan, Hidalgo, where 32 housing prototypes were built with the purpose of studying social housing and its relationship with the region as a base for planning and developing solutions.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThis systemic prototype is intended to be developed in various rural areas of the municipality of Panotla, in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico. A system is made up of parts, two or more. It is an ordered set of rules and procedures that regulate the functioning of a group or collective. Through a set of rules or principles, relationships are created between these parts.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Urban Disposition Diagram 1Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroIn this proposal, we designed two main elements that make up the rules of parceling: First, a system that limits the parcel made of eight fences of wood -or materials of the region- of 3 meters each that form a perimeter of 8 meters in diameter which compiles 50m2 of private land in the parcel in order to wrap the house and to be used for agriculture or livestock ends. This parceling is progressive, it grows as the family or production grows. Second, a block structure, which in its base program of 18m2 has a small kitchenette, bathroom and free space that can be used as a bedroom. In the upper part, a free space that can be used as a warehouse to store crops or materials, this space can subsequently grow as part of the house turning it into a 36 m2 house.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe parcels, following the ordering rules of the system, are extended, as well as the structures, generating more private areas and among these, common areas. The self-regulation of the community designs the intermediate spaces between the private parcels to create social and collective programs.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessIporanga House / Daniel FromerSelected ProjectsLiving Barra Grande / NR ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Apan, Hgo., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeFrancisco Pardo ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingOtherApanMexicoPublished on October 09, 2019Cite: “Apan Rural Housing Prototype / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto” [Prototipo Apan / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto] 09 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Be paid to work overseas for UK charity, courtesy of Vodafone Foundation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “At SolarAid, we’ve found it invaluable to have World of Difference awardee Miguel Ramirez working for us and a huge boost to our solar work in the developing world.”World of Difference is the flagship programme of The Vodafone Foundation and currently operates in 12 Vodafone Foundations around the World. So far 120 people around the world have participated in the programme.The closing date for applications is 30 July 2009.www.vodafone.co.uk/worldofdifference Howard Lake | 27 June 2009 | News The Vodafone Foundation is once again offering eight people in the UK the chance to work for a UK charity overseas for one year, and be paid to do so.Those selected will receive up to £25,000 salary plus £20,000 expenses for costs directly associated with the work from the Vodafone Foundation. Vodafone will also give each winner the latest mobile phone so they can share their thoughts and experiences via the internet.Nick Sireau, SolarAid‘s Executive Director, said: “Vodafone Foundation’s World of Difference award is a fantastic opportunity for highly talented individuals to commit a year of their life to a charity they believe in. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplecenter_img Be paid to work overseas for UK charity, courtesy of Vodafone Foundation  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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


Fundraising in an Un-united kingdom

first_imgAlthough this outcome is by no means certain, it would have wide-reaching effects on charities throughout the current UK. We would face increased pressure for Wales and Northern Ireland to do the same, with the potential for English regional assemblies. Without 40 Scottish Lbour MPS, we could see an almost permanent Conservative government. How many rates of Gift Aid could we be looking at? How would the media in England and Scotland differ?None of this might happen, of course, but it could. So all charities raising money on both sides of the border should be at the very least doing a risk assessment of their fundraising. And those with ‘UK’ in their title maybe should be putting funds aside for a rebrand. 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.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 November 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In 2007 Bruce Tait gave a plenary at the IoF North West conference, predicting fundraising trends for the next five years. Some have come to fruition, others not, but he had a more than 50% success rate.At the IoF North West conference this year, he laid out his five predictions for the next five years. The first four were Fundraising in an Un-united kingdom Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Institute of Fundraising the rise of crowd fundraising that most new jobs will go to fundraisers under the age of 24 that fundraisers will work more and more on commission and that the media will target charities and give them a rocky time.His fifth prediction is less certain. The end of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, should the people of Scotland in autumn 2014 vote to revoke the Act of Union and secede from the UK. Advertisementlast_img read more


Protests demand U.S. hands off Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela

first_imgIn response to a call from the International Action Center, demonstrations, outreach and other actions took place in cities and areas across the United States in mid-March to demand U.S. hands off Venezuela and no U.S. intervention in Ukraine or Russia. These actions also countered the lies and distortions of the big-business-owned media regarding the situation in these areas of the world.People rallied in Oakland, Calif., on March 17 to demand U.S. hands off Ukraine, Venezuela and Syria. Participants focused on outreach and public education to counter the mainstream media’s pro-imperialist deluge of lies. They handed out hundreds of leaflets to passersby, while speakers exposed the U.S. and its European allies for their warmongering tactics.The rally was Initiated by Workers World Party and endorsed by the Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition, the Haiti Action Committee, the International Action Center, Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace, Marcha Patriótica – Capítulo California, the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and the United National Anti-War Coalition.San DiegoWW photo: Carl RicesThat same day in San Diego, protesters gathered outside the local NBC affiliate to demand U.S. hands off Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela. Youth, homeward bound workers and sightseeing tourists were handed an informative IAC flyer titled “What’s really happening in Ukraine? Don’t be fooled!”Meanwhile in Detroit, anti-war activists responded to a call from the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice and gathered March 18 at Hart Plaza during the afternoon rush hour. With signs and banners they denounced U.S. imperialism’s designs to destabilize Venezuela and foment NATO’s expansion into Ukraine.From a “Truth Table” set up by activists in Philadelphia’s Center City to a rally at Baltimore’s McKeldin Square and a vigil on the steps of the Federal Building in Lincoln, Neb., these and other actions found people receptive to an anti-war viewpoint.In New York City, people joined a militant rush-hour protest outside CNN’s offices at Columbus Circle on March 14. Picketing outside the opulent Time Warner Center, protesters chanted, “CNN lies, people die, in Ukraine and Venezuela!” and “[Anderson] Cooper, [Wolf] Blitzer, stop supporting fascists!”At a closing rally outside the Fox News studios, Larry Holmes of the People’s Power Assembly said, “We demand to know why CNN and Fox are not talking about the prominent role played by neo-Nazis in this coup d’état in Kiev. Why aren’t they talking about how these fascists are displaying the Confederate flag out of some sick nostalgia for slavery?”Lourdes Vela, representing the New York Bolivarian movement, said: “In Venezuela, the government is doing everything it can to stop the fascists who are trying to carry out a coup. There are paramilitaries and Colombian mercenaries that have entered the country and are trying to infiltrate into all corners. They are doing this because they have lost power.”John McCain receives indictmentOther actions included a march on the offices of warhawk U.S. Sen. John McCain on March 14 in Tucson, Ariz., where a People’s Indictment was read charging McCain with three counts of “material support for terrorists” based on his support of reactionary movements in Ukraine, Venezuela and Syria. An enlarged copy of the indictment was taped to the door.In Los Angeles, protesters from several organizations and communities overflowed the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard on March 14. In front of a large banner reading “White House, CIA, Pentagon — Hands Off Ukraine, Venezuela and Syria,” they distributed hundreds of flyers countering U.S. media and government lies.Activists in Huntington, W.V., also came out March 14, calling for “U.S. hands off Ukraine! Money for people’s needs, not war!”At Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade on March 16, the Team Solidarity Sound Truck helped spread the anti-war message while contingents carried signs reading “U.S. imperialism — Hands off Ukraine, Venezuela and Syria.”  An informational picket was called by Workers World Party in Durham, N.C.’s, Brightleaf Square Historic District on March 14. Protesters called for “Money for unemployment insurance, food stamps and higher wages, not war!” and distributed fact sheets to passersby.Actions were also held in Buffalo, N.Y.; Houston; and Minneapolis.Greg Butterfield, Steven Ceci, Terri Kay, Bob McCubbin, Frank Neisser, John Parker, Bryan Pfeifer, Betsey Piette, Benji Pyles, Paul Teitelbaum and Dan Van Dandervance contributed to this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Trump, Clinton and Syria

first_imgA U.S. fighter jet during practice maneuvers over the desert.Our regular readers know this paper considers Donald Trump a racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic misogynist, a billionaire capitalist who inflated his inherited fortune by building casinos, manipulating real estate and short-changing workers. The worst fascists worldwide are drawn to his campaign, hoping to grow in its wake.What about when Trump talks peace? It’s just demagogy. His alleged opposition to the invasion of Iraq came long after it happened. He is as apt as his rival to push the war button.We want to make our position clear, because the corporate media have spun some of the comments in the Oct. 9 presidential debate in a perverse way: They attack Trump for lashing out at Hillary Clinton’s warmongering.In the framework of the debate, Clinton was identified with voting for the war on Iraq, pushing the war against Libya — she reveled over Moammar Gadhafi’s murder — leading the charge against Syria and casting Russia as U.S. enemy No. 1.Trump said that Iraq was a disaster. (It certainly was for the Iraqis.) He said Libya was a “failed state” where ­al-Qaida-like militias run the show. He said that the Islamic State group and al-Qaida were the opposition in Syria. He suggested an accord with Russia to fight these “terrorists.”Clinton, other Democratic politicians and the bulk of the corporate media leapt all over Trump for being too close to the Russians, too soft on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, etc.Here is where the danger exists. The insistence of these media — which for the most part support Clinton against Trump — can lead to two possible politi­cal errors for those who are both anti-racist and anti-imperialist. We should avoid these errors.One is to condemn Russia and Syria because you think this pig Trump is with them. No. He isn’t. Russia and the Syrian government are defending Syria’s sovereignty against what is really a concerted imperialist attack. Trump sees an opportunity to profit from people’s weariness with a costly, unpopular war.The other is to believe that somehow Trump is the “lesser evil” because on Sunday he exposed Clinton’s warmongering. That would be completely wishful thinking and would destroy solidarity with those in the U.S. who are resisting racism and Islamophobia — who will be the best fighters against the next war.Neither of these candidates is a “lesser evil,” and whichever of them wins the election will have to be battled in the shops, schools, hospitals, plants and streets.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Why Cuba is withdrawing its medical brigade from Brazil

first_imgThe Cuban Ministry of Public Health has issued a statement explaining the circumstances under which it is withdrawing the Cuban medical brigade that has been working in Brazil for the last five years as part of the program More Doctors for Brazil. The statement was released by the Cuban News Agency.Declaration of the Cuban Ministry of Public HealthThe Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in the program More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that time the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the double purpose of guaranteeing medical assistance to the majority of the Brazilian people, following the principle of universal health coverage promoted by the World Health Organization.The program had planned the inclusion of Brazilian and foreign doctors who would go to work in poor and remote areas of that country.Cuba’s participation in this program was arranged through the Pan-American Health Organization with one distinctive feature, for it was intended to fill the vacancies left by doctors from Brazil and other foreign nations.During these five years of work, around 20,000 Cuban cooperation workers have assisted 113,359,000 patients in more than 3,600 municipalities. They managed to provide health coverage to up to 60 million Brazilians at a time when they amounted to 80 percent of all the doctors taking part in the program. More than 700 municipalities were able to count on a doctor for the first time ever.The work of Cuban doctors in areas of extreme poverty — in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia and the 34 Special Indigenous Districts, particularly in Amazonia — was largely recognized by the federal, state and municipal governments of that country and its population, 95 percent of whom expressed their acceptance, according to a survey carried out by the Federal University of Minas Gerais at the request of the Ministry of Health of Brazil.On Sept. 27, 2016, the Ministry of Public Health, in an official statement issued on a day close to the expiration date of the agreement and amidst the events associated with the legislative and judicial coup d’etat against president Dilma Rousseff, announced that Cuba “would continue to honor its agreement with the Pan-American Health Organization for the implementation of the Program More Doctors, provided that the guarantees offered by local authorities were maintained,” something that so far has been respected.Jair Bolsonaro, president-elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the Program More Doctors — in full disregard of the Pan-American Health Organization and the agreement reached by this organization with Cuba, since he has questioned the qualification of our doctors and has conditioned their permanence in the program to a process of validation of their titles and established that contracts will only be signed on an individual basis.The announced modifications impose conditions that are unacceptable and fail to ensure the guarantees that had been previously agreed upon since the beginning of the Program, which were ratified in 2016 with the renegotiation of the Terms of Cooperation between the Pan-American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of Brazil and the Cooperation Agreement between the Pan-American Health Organization and the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba. These unacceptable conditions make it impossible to maintain the presence of Cuban professionals in the Program.Consequently, in the light of this unfortunate reality, the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba has decided to discontinue its participation in the Program More Doctors and has so informed the Director of the Pan-American Health Organization and the political leaders of Brazil who founded and defended this initiative.The decision to bring into question the dignity, professionalism and altruism of Cuban cooperation workers who, with the support of their families, are currently offering their services in 67 countries, is unacceptable. During the last 55 years, a total of 600,000 internationalist missions have been accomplished in 164 nations, with the participation of 400,000 health workers who, in quite a few cases, have fulfilled this honorable task more than once. Their feats in the struggle against the Ebola virus in Africa, blindness in Latin America and the Caribbean, and cholera in Haiti, as well as the participation of 26 brigades of the “Henry Reeve” International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disaster Situations and Great Epidemics in Pakistan, Indonesia, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Venezuela, among other countries, are worthy of praise.In the overwhelming majority of the missions that have been accomplished, all expenses have been covered by the Cuban government.Likewise, 35,613 health professionals from 138 countries have been trained in Cuba at absolutely no cost as an expression of our solidarity and internationalist vocation.All Cuban cooperation workers have preserved their posts and their full salary in Cuba, together with all due labor and social benefits, just as the rest of the workers of the National Health System.The experience of the Program More Doctors for Brazil and Cuba’s participation in it show that it is indeed possible to structure a South-South Cooperation Program under the auspices of the Pan-American Health Organization in order to promote the achievement of its goals in our region. The United Nations Development Program and the World Health Organization have described it as the main example of good practices in triangular cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.The peoples from Our America and from all over the world know that they will always be able to count on the solidarity and humanistic vocation of our professionals.The Brazilian people, who turned the Program More Doctors into a social achievement and, from the very beginning, have trusted Cuban doctors, recognized their virtues and appreciated the respect, sensitivity and professionalism with which they have assisted them, will understand who are to be held responsible for our doctors not being able to continue offering their fraternal contribution in that country.Havana, Nov. 14, 2018Abel González AlayónChief-Editor Language DepartmentCuban News AgencyFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


STEM Must Include Ag says Indiana FFA

first_img STEM Must Include Ag says Indiana FFA Facebook Twitter It has been shown that students who take ag classes score higher on standardized science tests.  Purdue President Mitch Daniels has suggested that STEM should be changed to STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math. McNeely hopes the video project will raise awareness of and appreciation of agriculture as part of STEM.  Facebook Twitter The problem is many school principals and school boards don’t understand how science-based ag classes are. “Today there is a large connection between farming and technology and science. We feel we fit right in the middle of what STEM is all about,” stated McNeely. The concept came about after the state officer team met with Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann who challenged them to come up with an idea to promote ag education and FFA within local school systems.  The team met with Ellspermann this week to present the idea and received her support.  McNeely says the state officer team will produce a video that will show how a vo-ag program can fit into an emphasis of STEM, “We really feel that agriculture is sometimes seen as the first thing that is not essential in schools, but agriculture is huge in Indiana and in our nation.” McNeely said agriculture classes can open up a variety of career opportunities for young people as well as providing a well-educated and trained workforce for the agriculture economy of the future. STEM Must Include Ag says Indiana FFA Ethan McNeelyScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is a major push for schools in Indiana. State government has allocated millions of dollars to promoting these types of courses in secondary schools. Indiana’s FFA state officer team has launched a project to show educators how agriculture fits into a STEM curriculum.  Ethan McNeely, State FFA Vice-President from Scott County, says their message is simple — ag education courses are part of STEM, “The state officers and I have developed what we feel is a way to promote agriculture education as STEM. We want to put value and emphasis on agriculture as a core curriculum and get school administrators to support agriculture programs in our high schools.” SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 19, 2014 SHARE Previous articleKentucky Couple Creates $500,000 Endowment for FFA JacketsNext article Gary Truitt Home News Feed STEM Must Include Ag says Indiana FFAlast_img read more


Reporters Without Borders demonstrates in Paris against imprisonment of journalists in Cuba

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders demonstrated against the imprisonment of 30 journalists in Cuba, at an art exhibition at a major Paris landmark attended by the Cuban Culture Minister.Demonstrators made their protest at the Great Arch of La Défense on 20 January as the Cuban minister and the Cuban ambassador to Paris visited the rooftop opening of a major exhibition of contemporary Cuban art. News January 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders demonstrates in Paris against imprisonment of journalists in Cuba Reporters Without Borders demonstrated against the imprisonment of 30 journalists in Cuba at the opening of a exhibition of Cuban contemporary art on 20 January being attended by Cuban Culture Minister and the Cuban ambassador in Paris on the rooftop of the Great Arch of La Défense. October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internetcenter_img RSF_en News News The international press freedom organisation was protesting against Cuba’s jailing of 30 journalists, 27 of whom were arrested in an unprecedented crackdown in March 2003. Cuba has become the world’s biggest prison for journalists, they said.More than 75 dissidents were arrested between 18 and 20 March, among them 27 independent journalists. They were sentenced, after summary trials, to jail terms running from six to 28 years. They were then sent to prisons, generally at considerable distance from their homes, making visits from their families extremely difficult.They were also held for several months under an especially severe regime, in solitary confinement and in extremely harsh conditions. Most of them have recently been transferred to general cells that they share with common-law prisoners.These transfers have not been harmless. Weakened by months of deprivation and hunger strikes, prisoners of conscience have been left at the mercy of other prisoners and warders. Three warders at Guantanamo provincial prison brutally beat Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona leaving him with a serious leg injury on 31 December 2003.Another independent journalist, Juan Adolfo Fernández Saínz, was assaulted on 6 December by a common-law prisoner. No action was taken against his assailant. The journalists have not even received the privileges that should go with the changed regime. The number of family visits they can receive remains restricted, along with their right to receive food and post.Reporters Without Borders has expressed its concern on several occasions about the safety and hygiene conditions under which the journalists live. Several of them are suffering from chronic medical conditions that require special treatment, which the authorities have regularly denied them.Poet and independent journalist Manuel Vazquez Portal has been in hospital since 5 January 2004, because of lung problems, about which his family have been unable to obtain any details. Reporters Without Borders has made it clear to the authorities that it holds them responsible for the state of health of all the imprisoned dissidents.All the latest news is available on the special page “Cuba, the world’s biggest prison for journalists”. News May 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further CubaAmericas October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more