Almost half of FTSE 100 firms now use Twitter

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content Monday 7 February 2011 7:59 pm Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img ALMOST half of FTSE 100 companies now have a Twitter account, according to research by communications agency The Group.Of the UK’s elite companies, 45 per cent have a Twitter feed, up almost 50 per cent year-on-year.A further 25 per cent have a Facebook page, a rise of 20 per cent, and 39 per cent have a YouTube channel.Only 12 per cent have a corporate blog, although that represents a 200 per cent rise since last year.The firm says the research shows firms are warming to the benefits of Twitter but remain wary about other forms of social media.Sony Ericsson demonstrated the power of Facebook as a marketing tool when it used the site to promote its new Xperia Play handset – dubbed the PlayStation Phone. The new device will debut at the Mobile World Congress event next week. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Almost half of FTSE 100 firms now use Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryFactableThis Is What Historical Figures May Have Really Looked LikeFactableBrake For It40 Features In Cars No One Ever Knew: No.19 Is In Every CarBrake For Itzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsFamilyThisThe Biggest Wrestlers From Back In The Day & How They Look NowFamilyThisItsTheVibeThe Cutest 1980’s Stars Are Now In Their 60s, This Is Them NowItsTheVibe Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Hokkaido drops casino resort bid amid environmental concerns

first_img Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki has announced that the Japanese island will no longer seek an immediate bid to construct an integrated casino resort due to concerns about the impact the project could have on the local environment.The island had been named as one of several potential sites for a resort, which have been made possible under a law passed by Japan’s parliament in July 2018.However, Suzuki told the Hokkaido prefectural assembly today (29 November) that the island will take itself out of the immediate running while it addresses environmental concerns related to the project.“An integrated resort in Hokkaido, which would coexist with nature, has big potential, but I thought it would be impossible for us to give due consideration to the environment in the limited period of time before the government selects the locations,” Suzuki said, according to the Kyodo News agency.Suzuki did not rule out returning to the subject, saying the government would prepare to bid for a casino resort in the future, with the aim of contributing to the “sustainable development of Hokkaido”.Earlier this year, Hard Rock International unveiled plans to build an integrated entertainment resort on Hokkaido as it part of its bid to secure three casino gambling licences in the country.The proposal included a number of hotels, a Hard Rock Live venue, theatres and a direct monorail link to Chitose International Airport. The initial plans did not specifically refer to a casino, with only 3% of the total resort size permitted to host gambling, as dictated by the 2018 law.Okinawa, Osaka, Yokohama, Wakayama, Sasebo and the capital of Tokyo are among the other sites being considered for a casino resort. Law will permit an initial three licences to be awarded, each of which will be valid for 10 years and subject to renewal every five years after launch.Japan’s government said it will consider adding more resorts seven years after approving the first batch of three.Other provisions include blocking residents from visiting a casino more than 10 times per week. Foreigners can visit as many times as they like for free, but locals will face a charge of ¥6,000 (£42/€50/$56) for each visit.Earlier this month, Japan’s government nominated Michio Kitamura, the former inspector general of legal compliance at the Defence Ministry, to head up its new Casino Management Committee regulatory body.Kitamura was one of several proposed appointments to the new regulatory body, which the government aims to formally establish in January next year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Regions: Asia Japan Casino & games 29th November 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki has announced that the Japanese island will no longer seek an immediate bid to construct an integrated casino resort due to concerns about the impact the project could have on the local environment. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Hokkaido drops casino resort bid amid environmental concernslast_img read more

I don’t care about these sub-10 P/E ratios! I’d avoid these turnaround stocks at all costs

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Saturday, 8th February, 2020 | More on: CNA DLAR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. I don’t care about these sub-10 P/E ratios! I’d avoid these turnaround stocks at all costs “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild 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.center_img 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. 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. 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. Battered FTSE 100 stock Centrica (LSE: CNA) is expected to report a mega double-digit earnings comeback in 2020. Is this realistic? I’ve recently mentioned my fears a shocking set of full-year financials could be lurking around the corner. News this week underlines my belief that tough conditions will remain in play too.In response to falling wholesale prices, Ofgem said it would reduce the sums suppliers can charge customers. From April, price caps on energy bills will be cut by £17 per year, to £1,162 for those on dual-fuel energy tariffs, and to £1,200 for pre-pay customers. It’s estimated that this will help some 15m UK households.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…Such regulatory action has played havoc with Centrica’s bottom lines in recent times. The rising appetite of British customers to shop around for a better deal has also caused significant distress. And neither of these problems appear to be going away any time soon.Centrica’s low forward P/E ratio of 9.3 times makes it extremely cheap on paper. But clearly it comes at a cost, thanks its high risk profile. For this reason I’m happy to ignore its undemanding earnings multiple — as well as its bulging 5.9% dividend yield — and use my hard-earned cash to invest elsewhere.A shaking moneymakerWould De La Rue (LSE: DLAR) be a better buy for value-hungry investors? It might not offer a dividend but it certainly offers superior value to Centrica from an earnings perspective. For the fiscal year to March 2021, it trades on a forward P/E multiple of 7.7 times.City analysts are expecting earnings to rebound in the upcoming period. Indeed, a mighty 63% increase in annual profits is on the cards, according to current forecasts. However, in my opinion, the chances of any bounceback is as remote as the 30% rise predicted over at Centrica.The world’s move towards electronic forms of payment and away from cash has been playing havoc with moneymaker De La Rue for years. Recent trading data has shown that the horrors aren’t showing signs of letting up either. Revenues from its core Currency business tanked nearly 30% in the six months to September, causing the firm to swing to a £12.1m pre-tax loss, from a £7.1m profit a year earlier.Going to the wall?This wasn’t the biggest fright in the most recent release. Nor was De La Rue’s decision to axe the dividend. Instead, the company’s comment that there’s “significant doubt” surrounding its ability to continue as a going concern because of high debt levels drew the hard headlines.The small-cap is clearly stuck in a hole. And there’s little reason to expect it’ll pull itself out. A recent report from PayPoint shows just one in five Britons don’t carry any cash in their wallets, further illustrating the steady decline.This is a share with a clearly precarious future and one which I’m not prepared to gamble my cash on. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

My top 10 FTSE 100 stocks for a 2021 beginners’ portfolio

first_img 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. 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 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Now could be a great time for investing beginners to build a portfolio of FTSE 100 stocks. Despite rallying strongly since the spring crash, the ‘Footsie’ remains at a significant discount to its all-time high. To be precise, at its year-end level of 6,460.52, it was 18% below its peak of 7,877.45 in May 2018.Because many share prices are currently cheap, and the index has always gone on to pass its previous highs, there appears to be good value on offer for new investors. With this in mind, here are 10 FTSE 100 stocks I’d personally be happy to buy today.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…Stocks for a beginners portfolioI’d start with a couple of the FTSE 100’s super-heavyweight stocks for a solid foundation. Branded consumer goods giants Unilever and Diageo are my favoured businesses among the 10 biggest Footsie stocks.Unilever owns a vast array of brands in the home and personal care, and food and refreshment categories. Diageo owns an equally powerful stable of alcoholic spirits brands. Long-term rising prosperity in developing economies should help drive growth for both companies.Meanwhile, paper-based packaging firm Smurfit Kappa, whose business is strongly weighted to consumer goods customers, should profit indirectly from the same growth theme. It should also benefit from accelerating trends in e-commerce, and rising consumer demand for sustainable packaging.Healthy FTSE 100 stocksI reckon population growth and the increased prevalence of chronic diseases make Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Smith & Nephew attractive businesses to invest in.Hikma isn’t one of the FTSE 100’s pharma giants, like AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. However, it’s growing fast, and I think it could produce higher investment returns from its lower base.Meanwhile, medical technology firm Smith & Nephew has strong positions and expertise in a number of areas. These include hip and knee replacements, and advanced wound management.Profiting from the digital revolutionThe growth of the digital world is one of the great themes of the 21st century. There are a number of FTSE 100 stocks that should continue to profit from the digital revolution. I’d be happy to include Relx, Sage, Rightmove and Hargreaves Lansdown in my beginners’ portfolio.Relx owns massive databases and sophisticated analytical tools. These are indispensable to professional and business customers in fields including legal, medical and insurance. Meanwhile, Sage is the global leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with accountancy and other services.Property portal Rightmove and investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown are the UK’s dominant players in their respective sectors. I reckon all four businesses are set to enjoy ongoing growth in the digital era.FTSE 100 stock #10 for my beginners’ portfolioFinally, from the excitement of the new to the appeal of the timeless. Luxury fashion house Burberry has long been seen the world over as the quintessence of British style. Its enduring global appeal, and rising numbers of wealthy consumers in places like China, put it firmly on the shopping list for my beginners’ portfolio. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by G A Chester G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Hargreaves Lansdown, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, RELX, Rightmove, Sage Group, and Unilever. 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.center_img G A Chester | Monday, 4th January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. My top 10 FTSE 100 stocks for a 2021 beginners’ portfolio 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

FENIX House / Equipo UTFSM

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776796/fenix-house-equipo-utfsm Clipboard CopyHouses•Valparaíso, Chile CopyAbout this officeEquipo UTFSMOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValparaísoChilePublished on November 09, 2015Cite: “FENIX House / Equipo UTFSM” [Casa FENIX / Equipo UTFSM] 09 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ArchDaily Chile Save this picture!© María Cirano+ 27 Share FENIX House / Equipo UTFSM Houses Projects FENIX House / Equipo UTFSMSave this projectSaveFENIX House / Equipo UTFSM Year:  Photographs Photographs:  María Cirano, Alejandra Carrasco Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Deceuninck, Cintac®, Tupemesa, VolcanConstruction:Constructora C.M.M LTDAConstruction Manager:Francisco ValenzuelaParticipating Companies:DECEUNINCK-SODIMAC-VENERGÍA-VOLCÁN-CINTACProject Architects:Sebastián Rojas, Alejandra Carrasco, Carolina SepúlvedaUtfsm Academics And Experts:Nina Hormazábal, Andrea Pino, Pablo SillsCity:ValparaísoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandra CarrascoText description provided by the architects. After the fire of Valparaiso on April 12, 2014, students and faculty of the Department of Architecture at the Technical University Federico Santa Maria, find the opportunity to apply Phoenix House project in a real context. The project had been developed after the participation of the team in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014.Save this picture!© María CiranoFENIX House began as a proposal for emergency housing from modules, where the first two modules established the basis for the construction of a final, permanent quality housing. One of the requirements was to design with climate in mind, taking into account factors of latitude, topography and orientation, aiming to meet the standards to be included in the new technical regulations MINVU (NTM 11 part 1 and 2) for different regions of the country; generally self-built housing does not meet even the existing thermal regulations. In the process, participatory design practices were also included, for which workshops with victims of the disaster were made. The inhabitants could propose the distribution of spaces for housing through prefabricated modules to scale, properly identified. Later, the architects interpreted the unique needs of each family which were considered in the final design.Save this picture!PlanIn this context the team selected the Carvajal Huerta family whose missing house was located in the ravine between the Las Cañas and El Litre hills (Valparaiso) to perform the reconstruction of the new housing. With the family, the overall distribution of the enclosures and housing program was decided. During construction, regular meetings were held to decide together finishes  and other details. The construction was carried out with builders from the area and contributions from companies DECEUNINK, SODIMAC, VENERGÍA, VOLCÁN and CINTAC.Save this picture!© María CiranoThe project was developed as an experimental process, which was taken as a challenge for the family and the UTFSM team, as this housing system was previously built only twice as a prototype.Save this picture!© María CiranoThe main structure is visible and was prefabricated in wood, this structure is enveloped by the floor, ceiling and walls with different local materials from our industry. The architecture of the house considered typical elements of the city, like the north gallery and corrugated metal siding. The property has an area of 92.5 m2, 40% more compared to other subsidized housing. It is a spacious 3-bedroom house where natural lighting is maximized given the conditions of the terrain.Save this picture!© Alejandra CarrascoThe opaque housing envelope was calculated to efficiently adapt to the specific climate zone of the latitude of Valparaiso, the thermal transmittance value is 0.45 W / m2 ° C, which is 6.6 times less than id currently required by thermal regulations. Having a thermal envelope adequate to its latitude, that is, well insulated walls, is an important contribution for energy conservation and indoor climate, which means a better habitability for users and a demand for heating reduced to almost 0. In this case, as assessed by MINVU energy ratings, savings would reach 80% of what is required compared to a home that meets the current thermal regulations.Save this picture!DetailThe house also has four photovoltaic panels for electricity generation and a solar thermal system for hot water (mixed solar / gas). Which means that the house will produce much of the energy that the family will consume. 7.8 m2 of photovoltaic panels allow generating almost 100% of the energy demand of the house, generating 1097 kWh / year, of which 50% goes directly to family consumption and the other is injected into the network. Meanwhile, the solar thermal system will supply 51% of the total consumption of ACS, equivalent to 1,191 kWh.Save this picture!© María CiranoCurrently, the performance and livability of the house are being studied and measured under the FIC-R 2015 Valparaiso Project, one of the purposes is to demonstrate that the good practices of sustainable design and use of URE may also be applied to social housing without necessarily increasing significantly their cost.Save this picture!SectionThe ultimate goal of this project is to build better quality subsidized housing, maximizing resources and donations and collaborative work with the public and private sector (Government-Industry-Community) and academia, promoting technological innovation, experimentation and creativity in the housing industry by contributing in concrete form from academia to the community.Save this picture!© María CiranoProject gallerySee allShow lessMarch Studio’s Hotel Lobby in Australia Named World’s Best Interior of 2015Architecture NewsLisbon Architecture Triennale’s Kick-Off Debate MadridPanel Discussion Share 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776796/fenix-house-equipo-utfsm Clipboard Architects: Equipo UTFSM Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Museums to end entry fees

first_img Museums are to scrap entry fees, following the Natural History Museum’s move to end its £9 adult entry fee.Museums to offer universal free admission once again, following the decision by the trustees of the Natural History Museum to scrap the £9 adult entry fee. The National Maritime Museum then announced a few hours later that it will also no longer charge an entry fee from December 2001.The move to scrap entry fees follows the announcement in the government’s Budget that museums will be able to reclaim VAT. Until now only museums that charged could reclaim VAT. Advertisement Read Museums to scrap entry charges by Maev Kennedy, Arts and heritage correspondent, at The Guardian. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Museums to end entry fees 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 May 2001 | Newslast_img read more

Coronavirus: charities cannot meet surge in demand without urgent government funding

first_img  783 total views,  2 views today Coronavirus: charities cannot meet surge in demand without urgent government funding Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Charity Finance Group, added:“This situation is unprecedented in attacking every area of charity income, whilst increasing demand and costs, and is rapidly burning through reserves.  If the government doesn’t act now then the longer term impact on the economy, society and social well being will be devastating and almost impossible to recover from.” Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 31 March 2020 | News The results of the Coronavirus Impact Study reveal that 43% of the charities surveyed have seen an increase in demand for their services coupled with a 48% decline in voluntary income.The survey, ‘Impact of COVID-19 on the charity sector’, by the Institute of Fundraising in partnership with the Charity Finance Group and NCVO was conducted this month and includes data from over 500 charities on the impact of the crisis on their organisations, analysed by PwC.It shows:Charities report a projected loss of 48% to their voluntary income, & a third wiped off from their total income52% of charities have reduced existing or previous levels of service, with a further 12% intending to in the future83% say that the most important thing for their organisation’s sustainability over the coming 3 to 6 months is access to emergency grant funding84% of charities think their organisation could play a role in responding to the coronavirus outbreak, with the majority saying that government funding was needed to help them to do so91% of charities surveyed have already or expect to have their cash flow disrupted, with 62% indicating that these would result in reduced charitable activityCharities have been in conversation with the government about a package of support for the charity sector, and have again warned that without an urgent injection of swift, simple and substantial money many charities of all sizes will start to close their doors as soon as this week.With fundraising events cancelled and public fundraising activity postponed for the foreseeable future, a significant proportion of the income charities rely on to deliver their work has been lost.Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said:“To ensure that charities are able to both maintain their existing services to people and to play their fullest role meeting the needs of our most vulnerable people we need a support package for the sector. Over the next 12 weeks charities will lose £4 billion in vital income that they would have received from the British public, at the same time as a 42% surge in demand for their services. They need urgent help to maintain and expand their services.” Advertisement  784 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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

Achates Philanthropy Prize announces its 2020 Regional Showcase

first_img Melanie May | 9 October 2020 | News Achates Philanthropy Prize announces its 2020 Regional Showcase Tagged with: arts Awards 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. The Achates Philanthropy Prize has announced the Regional Showcase for this year’s redesigned Prize, as well as its first conference.Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Achates Philanthropy Prize sees no prizes awarded, with the campaign focusing instead on a UK-wide showcase of case studies, showing how cultural organisations have worked with their communities and how their communities have responded during this year.The Regional Showcase has been selected from a long list of 121 nominations, researched and developed by Achates Philanthropy Prize Ambassadors, each one resident in their region: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and each of the five ACE regions in England (London, South East, South West, North and Midlands).The 24 nominations selected are: 20 Stories High, Accidental Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Bloomin’ Arts, Craftspace, DanceEast, Dawns i Bawb, Dundee Rep & Scottish Dance Theatre, Kiln Theatre, Kneehigh Theatre, Northern Ballet, Presteigne Festival, Replay Theatre Company, Rifco, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Scottish Ballet, Spread the Word, Stage Beyond, The Anstice, The Burton at Bideford, The Reader, Theatr Clwyd, Theatre Centre & Theatre503 and Toonspeak.The activity profiled includes: digital offers, from a storytelling app to a wellbeing resource for NHS workers to entire festivals delivered online; a stage play reimagined for radio and a children’s show performed in the back of a converted transit van; a team delivering hundreds of food parcels within their local community, another distributing creativity-stimulating ‘rainbow boxes’, and another one sharing sunflower and geranium seeds.A 19-strong panel of judges will now review the Regional Showcase and curate a National Showcase featuring eight cultural organisations – one from each region – to be announced at an online ceremony presented in partnership with HOME on Thursday 12 November. Main image: James Allen  401 total views,  2 views today  402 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Free online conferenceThis ceremony will be preceded by the first ever conference hosted and curated by the Achates Prize. Art, Audiences, Money will explore what kind of world we want to live in and the role that culture can play in that world, with provocations on potential routes forward for the cultural sector at this critical time.Running from 10am to 5:15pm, the free online conference will comprise of four hour-long sessions with highlights including: Philanthropy as a Life Skills: chaired by theatre critic, children’s novelist and journalist Lyn Gardner, Pay to Play: a discussion around value on engagement with the arts, and Rewriting the Rulebook: a discussion about disrupting old models.Achates Philanthropy Foundation Chair, Caroline McCormick, said:“The 2020 Achates Philanthropy Prize shines a light into the role of the cultural sector at the darkest time for a generation. All of the nominations demonstrate how cultural organisations across the country have responded to the challenges of Covid-19, despite themselves being under threat.“Our one-day conference – Art, Audiences, Money – will create a moment for us all to take breath and to consider the road forward from here, where our destination should be and what role culture can play in that journey. We can’t raise the voices of all the remarkable talent across the country and the work that is being done but are very proud that we can give a brief glimpse into what culture can do.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Michael Che serves up Laughs at theEnd

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Michael Che entertains a crowd of students and faculty. Photo credit: Megan Guter Twitter Linkedin printFriday marks the beginning of the weekend, and at TCU it often marks laughs hosted by theEnd. Such was the case when they hosted the notable Saturday Night Live comedian, Michael Che in the Brown-Lupton University Union Friday.The room was filled with students and even some faculty ready to hear the comedian. According to students, this has been one of theEnd’s most anticipated events this year.Michael Che hosting Weekend Update. Photo credit: NBC“I was really excited to see Michael Che,” said first-year student and Film, Television and Digital Media Libby Glenn. “SNL is one of my favorite shows, so I couldn’t wait to see one of the cast members in person!”The night started with opener Ryan O’Flanagan, a stand up comedian who has appeared on Last Call with Carson Daily and New Girl. O’Flanagan was then followed up by the main event, Michael Che.Che opened the evening up with taking question from the audience.He is notorious for laughing at his own jokes during Weekend Update. When asked about his pattern of breaking, his one response was to laugh.“People ask me that all the time, and honestly it’s because I think I’m hilarious,” said Che.His routine was very similar to his content on SNL. His jokes ranged from current political tensions with President Trump to the struggles of online dating.Che didn’t take a typical approach to his jokes about Trump. His fellow SNL cast mates have hounded Trump with jokes about his spray tan, hair and polices.“I didn’t vote,” said Che. “Now I’m going to vote. Not even because of Donald Trump just because I paid my taxes this year.”Che hosts Weekend Update on SNL Saturdays at 10:30. Hisstand-upp special, Michael Che Matters can be found on Netflix. Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ + posts Review: Ali and Mortensen bring the ’60s to life in Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ ReddIt Megan Guter Linkedin Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Review: Christian Bale goes above and beyond in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ Facebook Previous articleSizzle Reel (Ep. 18 – Oscar Predictions, March Netflix Releases and more)Next articleSenseless Acts of Comedy travels for national tournament Megan Guter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Megan Guter is a senior journalism major and FTDM minor from New Orleans, Louisiana. Megan is an aspiring fashion icon and pop culture enthusiast. She loves reality television, boybands, and New Orleans to an extreme level. She is also a co-host at TCU’s one and only celebrity entertainment podcast, Celebrity Dish. Geaux Frogs! Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Facebook TCU community honors loved ones during National Suicide Prevention Week Live Blog: Medical School Receives Preliminary Accreditation World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Condemnation of armed robbery at Derry bookmakers

first_imgNews Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Condemnation of armed robbery at Derry bookmakers Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Google+ Twitter There’s been widespread condemnation of the armed robbery of a bookmakers premises at the Village complex in Derry’s Rosemount last night.Derry City Councillor Maeve McLaughlin says it’s the third armed robbery in the city over the past few weeks, and that’s a very worrying development.Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey said the use or threat of violence towards businesses and staff is totally abhorrent. Google+ Facebook Previous articlePSNI Chief Constable pays tribute to Ronan KerrNext articleOmagh arrest “not linked” to fatal bomb investigation – PSNI News Highland By News Highland – April 3, 2011 Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more