UKFI to delay bank stake sale to influence lending

first_imgMonday 25 October 2010 7:59 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald UKFI to delay bank stake sale to influence lending Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp KCS-content PRIME Minister David Cameron yesterday indicated that the government will opt to retain its stakes in the banks for a while longer in order to influence their SME (small and medium sized enterprise) lending policies, rather than selling them off as soon as possible to maximise value for the taxpayer.Cameron, speaking at the CBI’s annual conference at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, said the top priority for the government would be to establish “a balance between getting the best return for the Treasury and making sure the UK has a good and competitive banking sector”.He added: “I want a banking sector that is really focused on SME lending as something that will drive the business, in place of a desire to build a bigger and bigger investment bank.”UKFI, the body set up by the government to manage its stakes in the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, has so far refused to set a timescale for selling the shareholdings. After a brief period where both banks were trading above the price of the government’s investment at the height of the crisis, RBS and Lloyds have both now seen their shares dip back below the threshold. The net cost of the government’s investment in RBS and Lloyds was 49.9p and 72.2p per share respectively, while shares in the banks closed yesterday at 45.4p and 68p.Earlier this year, UKFI appointed Bank of America Merrill Lynch banker Jim O’Neil to oversee the sale of the taxpayer’s stakes, doing the work of two of its alumni – John Crompton and Tim Sykes.UKFI has had its fair share of management upheaval since it was founded in 2008. RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton and Pearson’s Glen Moreno both held the chairmanship for a period before London & Continental Railways chairman Sir David Cooksey took up the role. And ex-chief executive John Kingman, the Treasury mandarin, left the body to join Rothschild in July 2009 after scarcely half a year in charge. whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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Stamp duty to hit home buyers

first_imgMonday 24 January 2011 7:20 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Raising the stamp duty on properties worth more than £1m from four per cent to five per cent could cost London buyers an extra £18,152 per property, according to research by property website Zoopla.co.uk. Stamp duty paid on the average property sold for over £1m was £72,706 and will rise to £90,759 when stamp duty tax on properties over £1m rises to five per cent on 6 April. Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Stamp duty to hit home buyers whatsapplast_img read more

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Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgGamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileGamma-Civic Limited is a Mauritian company that provides services in construction, building materials, civil engineering contracting, equipment hiring, hospitality, lottery, corporate secretarial services, energy, trading activities, plant, and property investments. The segments that the company operates through are building materials, contracting, investments, lottery, corporate services, and others. Gamma-Civic Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgNational Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Investment Trust Limited is a privately owned investment trust company that provides services for individuals and corporate investors. The company engages in the launching and management of equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. NITL invests in equity and fixed income markets. National Investment Trust Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Stock market rally: I’m buying UK shares like Warren Buffett to retire in comfort

first_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr. 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. The recent stock market rally has lifted many UK shares from their lows. However, this performance hasn’t discouraged me from buying equities. That’s because I’m following the approach billionaire investor Warren Buffett has refined over the past six decades.Warren Buffett-style investmentsWarren Buffett is a value investor at heart. But that doesn’t mean he’s not afraid to pay up for a high-quality business. In the past, he’s paid significant premiums for attractive equities.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…More often than not, these trades have paid off. This is why I’m planning to follow his approach with UK shares in the current stock market rally.The kinds of businesses I’m targeting for my portfolio are those I think Warren Buffett would want to buy. These include firms with an established brand presence, such as Irn-Bru producer A.G. Barr. While this business might not be a household name, Irn-Bru is, especially in Scotland.I see many similarities between this business and Warren Buffett’s core holding Coca-Cola in terms of brand strength and profit margins. Irn-Bru may not have the international recognition of the Coca-Cola brand but that hasn’t stopped the company from earning impressive returns for shareholders.It also has a strong track record of returning cash to investors. In the past, A.G. Barr has returned profits to investors with both dividends and share repurchase plans.Investing in the stock market rallyI’m also interested in tabletop gaming group Games Workshop. This company has a huge and dedicated fan base, which is willing to pay a premium to buy its products.Unfortunately, in the market rally, the stock, like many other UK shares, has increased rapidly in value.Some investors might be put off by these gains. However, I think it’s worth paying a premium to buy these kind of shares. The problem is, good quality businesses are very rarely marked down to discount valuations.This is something Warren Buffett has advised investors about in the past. “‘It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price,” he once said.In other words, these businesses might look a bit on the pricey side after their recent performance but, in my opinion, they’re wonderful companies. That suggests they’re worth buying for the long haul. Buffett’s track record stands testament that this strategy produces results in the long run.The bottom lineWarren Buffett’s most successful investments have been companies with an established market presence and devoted customer base. There aren’t many UK shares that tick these boxes, but I think the companies above do.By acquiring these stocks, and others like them, for my portfolio, I believe it’ll be possible to retire in comfort with a large financial nest egg. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Stock market rally: I’m buying UK shares like Warren Buffett to retire in comfort Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 24th December, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.last_img read more

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Dragons v Scarlets live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_img Dragons v Scarlets live stream: How to watch the Pro14 match online from anywhereIt could be oh-so sweet for Glenn Delaney’s Scarlets outfit if everything falls into place in the Guinness Pro14 this weekend. But it’s no easy feat when they meet the Dragons at 5.15pm on Saturday.The Scarlets need to win well and get a big favour from Connacht v Munster the very next day. As it stands, the Welsh side are four points behind Munster in Conference B and so need results to fall in their favour to make the knock-outs. In order to burst into the semi-finals they will have to snaffle all five points against the Dragons and hope Munster get nothing at all from their final regular-season tie.But the last time these two sides faced off, the Scarlets were beaten 22-20 – again, in Newport – on 21 December.In fact you have to hark back to 30 December 2011 for the last big Scarlets win at Rodney Parade. The Scarlets faithful will remember a snapped Sam Davies drop-goal in dead time handing the Dragons a 22-20 win in Newport on 21 December – a painful callback to the dramatic 34-32 triumph the Dragons also enjoyed in April, for Judgement Day.If the Scarlets are to pull it off, they need everyone firing.Dragons: Will Talbot-Davies; Jared Rosser, Adam Warren, Nick Tompkins, Ashton Hewitt; Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (captain); Josh Reynolds, Elliot Dee, Chris Coleman, Max Williams, Matthew Screech, Aaron Wainwright, Taine Basham, Harrison Keddie.Replacements: Ellis Shipp, Conor Maguire, Leon Brown, Joe Maksymiw, Huw Taylor, Luke Baldwin, Arwel Robson, Jack Dixon.Scarlets: Angus O’Brien; Johnny McNicholl, Steff Hughes, Johnny Williams, Steff Evans; Dan Jones, Kieran Hardy; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens (captain), Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Lewis Rawlins, Ed Kennedy, James Davies, Sione Kalamafoni.Replacements: Ryan Elias, Phil Price, Javan Sebastian, Josh Helps, Josh Macleod, Dane Blacker, Paul Asquith, Tom Rogers.If you want to see if the Scarlets can break their hoodoo, here are your streaming options…How to watch Dragons v Scarlets from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Dragons v Scarlets, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Pro14 live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free – perfect timing to watch the end of the Pro14 season – or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNDragons v Scarlets live stream: How to watch from the UKDragons v Scarlets, which kicks off at 5.15pm on Saturday, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Breakaway: Gareth Davies for the Scarlets earlier in the season (Inpho) Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months, which would include the 2020-21 Pro14 season too. That is due to start on 3 October.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Dragons v Scarlets live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show every Pro14 match live, including Dragons v Scarlets (kick-off 5.15pm eir Sport 2), and if you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here.Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Dragons v Scarlets live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Dragons v Scarlets from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 4.15am on Sunday, Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offerDragons v Scarlets live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport came on board as a Pro14 broadcast partner when South African franchises Cheetahs and Kings joined the competition in 2017.They primarily show matches involving those teams but are also showing Team A v Team B kicks off at 6.15pm on SuperSport One.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, which includes all ten sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. center_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Can the Scarlets break their Rodney Parade hoodoo and make the play-offs?last_img read more

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Two Houses in Calçada Dos Mestres / Organica, Arquitectura

first_img 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910804/two-houses-in-calcada-dos-mestres-organica-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Lisboa, Portugal Portugal Two Houses in Calçada Dos Mestres / Organica, Arquitectura Photographs “COPY” Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Do Mal o Menos+ 42Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910804/two-houses-in-calcada-dos-mestres-organica-arquitectura Clipboard Houses “COPY” Paulo Serôdio Lopes ArchDaily Two Houses in Calçada Dos Mestres / Organica, ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTwo Houses in Calçada Dos Mestres / Organica, Arquitectura Projects Manufacturers: CS Telhas, Cortizo, Revigres, Weber, Sotecnisol Collaboration:José Roque, Gary Barber, José Santos, Carlos Paulo, Ruben Lourenço, Vitor Sá, João CordeiroStructure, Waters, Sewers And Gas Csap:Cristina PimentaElectricity Ited, Thermal:Sala de DesenhoEngineering:Rui MartinsCity:LisboaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Orgânica architecture office has just completed the rehabilitation of two semi-detached houses in Calçada dos Mestres neighborhood, facing ‘Águas Livres’, Lisbon 18th century aqueduct. The original neighborhood was a social development of mid twentieth century. These streets have no name, their names are still merely numerical.Save this picture!© Do Mal o MenosRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeThe semi-detached houses, located on Rua Um (Nº1 street) face the “Águas Livres” aqueduct, an engineering stone achievement that splits the neighborhood in two, towards the Alcântara valley.Save this picture!© Do Mal o MenosThis Orgânica project renewed and enlarged the existing building, gave the semi-detached houses a new organization, as urban modern living requires.Save this picture!© Do Mal o MenosSave this picture!Section 01But not only the interior had significant changes. From the interior windows were opened from floor to ceiling, by inflecting the walls, allowing us to look out on multiple directions. These new openings are strategic, allow us to capture frames and relevant landscape references, extend the houses inner space.It is possible to distinguish that we are in presence of two independent houses only by the colors of the entrance doors and it’s window flower boxes.Save this picture!© Do Mal o MenosThe project involved a partial demolition, preserving it’s main facade. Now, with a more refined and contemporary design, the houses have the same windows, the same flower boxes and entrance porch but with a more meaningfull expression. The outer walls were plastered and painted white, and the concrete floor slabs were marked in gray. The roof gained new red flat tiles, a typical construction material of Lisbon area.Save this picture!© Do Mal o MenosEntrance hall and social areas are located on the ground floor. The entrance hall works as a vestibule from which we access the kitchen area, the living room and the staircase. The living room has big windows from floor to ceiling and an external staircase as a backyard connection.Save this picture!© Do Mal o MenosOn the first floor we find the semi-detached houses private areas, with bedrooms in the side elevations. There’s also an attic and a basement. In total, the houses have approximately 600m2.Project gallerySee allShow lessStudio Gang to Lead Winning Chicago O’Hare Airport ExpansionArchitecture NewsSerpentine Bans Use of Unpaid Interns for 2019 Pavilion Design TeamArchitecture News Share Photographs:  Do Mal o Menos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Organica, Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeOrgânica ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentResidential ArchitectureLisbonPortugalPublished on March 28, 2019Cite: “Two Houses in Calçada Dos Mestres / Organica, Arquitectura” [Duas casas na Calçada dos Mestres / Orgânica Arquitectura] 28 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Record numbers raise money to build homes

first_img Howard Lake | 24 November 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Volunteering  26 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. Two thousand Irish volunteers having raised €1 million will set off for South Africa this week for the now annual effort to build homes for people living in poverty in the townships of Cape Town.The volunteers with the Niall Mellon Township Trust aim to complete over 250 houses in the course of their one week ‘building blitz’, providing homes for over 3,000 people in the Cape Town area.Property developer and founder of the trust, Niall Mellon, said the sixth annual ‘building blitz’ would be the largest to date. Some 700 of this year’s volunteers have taken part in the project before. The volunteers come from all walks of life, include all ages and come from right across the country. They include skilled trades people and senior executives, nurses, doctors, firemen and even a fisherman, Mr Mellon said. “A large number of our volunteers are from the construction sector. We are deeply humbled that they have worked so hard this year to raise the target of €5,000 each. Many of these people have had a tough year personally, some of them have been let go from their jobs and despite all of this, their determination has shone through and they have worked extra hard to raise the €5000,” Mr Mellon said.Some 5,000 volunteers have worked on the annual building project since its inception in 2002 and the charity has built over 10,000 houses.www.irishtownship.com Record numbers raise money to build homeslast_img read more

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Study Abroad Fair helps students realize dreams

first_imgReddIt Twitter + posts Previous articleStudents learn about suicide prevention with Fresh Check DayNext articlePi Kapp Push Week ends with a song and dance Tobi Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Tobi Carter Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ ReddIt Fort Worth resident dedicates life to rescuing dogs New literacy initiative rolled out in Fort Worth ISD The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years New bus route eases commute to Denton Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Local artist and TCU alum presents new exhibit printExcitement filled the air as students realized their dream of studying abroad could become true.The Study Abroad Fair had 24 programs represented. They also gave away prizes and popcorn.On Oct. 7, the Center for International Studies held their annual fair to provide students with the knowledge they needed to help students study abroad.The fair had 24 programs represented, which included faculty-led and partner programs. The study abroad office offers more than 250 programs.Jesica Severson, the study abroad coordinator, said there are 22 faculty-led programs departing in summer 2016. Three of the programs leaving include Environmental Issues in Costa Rica, South African Biodiversity and Human Development and Exploring Film, TV and Sports in Rome, Italy.The Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies Michael Slattery is one of the faculty members for the trips to Costa Rica and South Africa. Slattery said the trip to Costa Rica focuses on the ecosystems and geology of the rainforest.The South Africa trip, Slattery said, has an emphasis on rhino conservation in areas such as the Amakhala Game Reserve. Students on this trip will also experience South Africa’s rapid population increase by visiting Soweto to understand apartheid and its geopolitical aspects.“These experiences are truly transformative,” Slattery said. “It gives students hands-on experience that doesn’t happen in the classroom.”The FTDM program going to Rome is a chance to take two classes at once, Colin Tait, an assistant professor in the FTDM department, said. The first half of the trip focuses on the sports culture in Rome and the second half of the trip focuses on Rome as a cinematic city.John Sprague, the CIEE representative, helped students with their questions during the fair.The two partner programs offered by TCU are the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES). Both programs offer multiple programs to multiple locations.Severson said she was impressed with the amount of participation in this year’s fair.“Everybody is working to send students abroad because they know how important it is,” Severson said. “This is the single, most impactful learning experience a student can have.”The summer study abroad application opens at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8. The deadline is Jan. 15. Twitter Students look at the prizes they can receive after getting five stickers for their passport. Linkedin Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Tobi is a senior journalism major from Lewisville, Texas. She works as the downtown Fort Worth multimedia reporter.last_img read more

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