RSA buys Canada’s GCAN to create fourth-largest insurer

first_img insurer RSA said it had agreed to buy Canada’s GCAN for 420m Canadian dollars (£259m), underscoring its takeover ambitions with a deal that creates Canada’s fourth-biggest general insurer.RSA, best known in Britain for its More Than home and motor insurance business, said the deal would boost earnings immediately, and would generate a mid-teens investment return.The deal comes weeks after RSA made an unsuccessful £5bn bid approach for British rival Aviva’s general insurance operations in the UK, Ireland and Canada.Buying GCAN, currently owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, ranks as RSA’s biggest takeover since it bought out minority investors in Danish insurer Codan for £590m three years ago.RSA shares finished flat for the day, slipping 0.1p to 132.5p while the benchmark FTSE 100 share index ended 0.6 per cent lower at 5,555.97.The 300-year old RSA, which has traditionally pursued small bolt-on acquisitions, is funding the GCAN deal from its own cash resources. The group has around 23,000 employees and in 2009 its net written premiums were £6.7bn. Integration costs are estimated at around £12m, with the majority coming in the first year. RSA buys Canada’s GCAN to create fourth-largest insurer Show Comments ▼ 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 TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farminvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition whatsapp KCS-content center_img More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Share whatsapp Monday 4 October 2010 9:14 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc ( 2018 Presentation

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about CRDB Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (  2018 presentation Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Early hit sends player to hospital with ruptured spleen

first_imgMonday Aug 17, 2009 Early hit sends player to hospital with ruptured spleen The grandson of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke was in intensive care last week following an atrocious hit by Manly winger Leon Bott. Bott, a former NRL player, lined up Randwick player David Dillon in their Shute Shield match in Sydney, then flattened him without the ball while he waited to take an up and under. Dillon amazingly played on, but was taken to hospital two days later for emergency surgery to have his ruptured spleen removed. Another hour without treatment could have been life-threatening. “He’s recovering well. Obviously he’s still pretty sore,” said head coach Gary Ella. “He’s in good spirits, talking about coming and watching the Randwick game in a fortnight – I don’t know if that’s going to happen though.” One can survive without a spleen, which is a key part of the immune system and generates vital disease fighting antibodies. When severely ruptured, it is surgically removed, but the person can become susceptible to infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Dillon, 26, was expected to stay in hospital for a week following the surgery, and it was unsure as to whether hed be able to play rugby again. Bott, the man who made the tackle, is understood to be deeply upset. In a repeat of the Matt Giteau tackle on Fourie Du Preez, which was fairly similar although far less lethal, Bott has not been cited. The Citing Commisioner found that the hit did not require a red card, so therefore the yellow card handed out by referee Stuart Dickinson was sufficient. Do you agree with the ruling that a yellow was sufficient, or should this moment of madness have been punished further? Time: 0:32 Note: Thanks to ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Kilmeena Village / Cox Power Architects

first_imgArchDaily Kilmeena Village / Cox Power ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKilmeena Village / Cox Power Architects Housing Ireland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Area:  1180 m² Photographs CopyHousing•Westport, Ireland Kilmeena Village / Cox Power Architectscenter_img Photographs:  Michael McLaughlinText description provided by the architects. This project by Cox Power Architects was recently awarded the 2011 RIAI Awards “Best Housing”. The site is located in the centre of Kilmeena Parish- a large geographical area spreading over many townlands between Westport and Newport County Mayo. The site is in close proximity to the local church, primary school, football pitch, golf course and local aquaculture industries. The client for the project was Mayo County Council and the brief was for a new community centre together with 14 new houses and a child care facility.Save this picture!© Michael McLaughlinRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEarly discussions with the Architect’s department of the Local Authority centred on the need to create a new village centre which would become the focal point for the whole community and the wider Kilmeena Parish. The new buildings would also become the nucleus for future expansion of the village as the need arose. Save this picture!Community Centre PlansDifferent types of village settlement were considered from more formal planned estates with geometric street patterns to the more informal urban patterns of the clachan, island village or grouped farm buildings. The latter typologies were considered more appropriate given that many of the future residents would come from the surrounding rural hinterland. Save this picture!Site PlanThe clachan model afforded the opportunity to create reasonably high densities on the site. (The built part of the site contains 14 dwellings, a community centre and a childcare facility on a foot print of just over 1 acre of ground.) Other advantages were that while some provision is made for terraced units people used to living in detached dwellings could continue to do so. Save this picture!© Michael McLaughlinCranked street lines and set-backs were used to create sheltered communal spaces and neighbourhood meeting points including a street, village green, courtyard, square, and laneway. Save this picture!House D planThe laneway, located at the centre of the building group, has narrow “gateways” at each end enclosing a meandering green space with native planting. Passive surveillance is provided by overlooking from windows in the gables of adjacent dwellings. The gables are slightly tilted in plan to improve actual and perceived surveillance. Save this picture!© Michael McLaughlinThe community centre provides multi-purpose community, arts and sport facilities. The mass of this typically large bulky building was re-modelled and the building lowered into the site to reduce its impact on the nearby houses. Save this picture!LocationThe project comprises a mixture of house types, sizes, tenures and designs. House depths are narrow to allow living spaces to have sunlight on all sides in an area of high rainfall. The shallow plan also allows a compact roof volume in keeping with the scale of surrounding (traditional) buildings. Repetition is avoided and all houses differ slightly in design. Where possible the volume of the roof space incorporates living space to further reduce the bulk of the built form on the site. Materials are traditional; painted render, stone, concrete galvanised steel and slate. To retain a rural identity, individual houses are identified by ‘names’ rather than numbers, the ‘names’ are spelt in the Gaelic form of numbers (e.g. áon, dó, trí, ceathar, etc.). Landscape elements have been detailed to provide screening, shelter, visual interest, and enclosure. A public green space and play area is incorporated between the community centre and the childcare facility along with a fallow area (for future housing) planted with native wildflowers. Existing trees were retained. A novel aspect of the finished project is the construction of a managed wetland using a Willow Plantation to provide tertiary treatment of effluent from the waste water treatment system. This produces an exceptionally high quality of effluent treatment to protect the landscape, streams, shoreline and environment around the village. The willow crop is fertilised by the nutrients contained in the organic waste and is then managed and harvested for wood fuel bio-energy. The willow plantation also provides a windbreak and shelter from the prevailing wind.Project gallerySee allShow lessInternational 2011 Piranesi AwardsArticlesHarvard GSD Sukkah Design Build Competition WinnerArticlesProject locationAddress:Moyna, Kilmeena, Westport, County Mayo, IrelandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Cox Power Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Michael McLaughlin+ 16 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCox Power ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingWestportIrelandPublished on November 30, 2011Cite: “Kilmeena Village / Cox Power Architects” 30 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. 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AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

first_imgArchitects: John Hejduk Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. In April of 2010 the architecture community gathered to protect one of the many at risk postmodern buildings of the 1980s. The new owners of the Kreuzberg Tower by John Hejduk drew negative attention from notable architects when they began altering the building’s façade. The Kreuzberg Tower’s façade has now been restored, and the attention it received reflects on its postmodern history, and the prominence of its important designer.Save this picture!Hejduk began his career at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where he later served as dean from 1972 to 2000. The revered architect and artist built very few buildings, and is most recognized for his written, academic, and theoretical contributions to architecture. Save this picture!He was a member of both the New York Five and The Texas Rangers, and wrote poetry as well as theory. The Kreuzberg Tower is a rare example of his built work.Save this picture!The Kreuzberg Tower was part of the 1987 International BauAufstellung (IBA) Program. The German program continues to support innovative architecture and design through built and unbuilt projects. In 1987 the IBA invited noted architects and designers to envision new low and middle income housing for West Berlin.Save this picture!Hejduk’s project is composed of a 14 story tower with two separate 5 story wings. The neutral colored tower and wings feature green geometric shapes attached to the facades. These extrusions serve as balconies and sun shades for the low income housing units.Save this picture!Proposed refurbishment by the owners had included changes such as removal of the sun shades and expanding the balconies. The negative attention produced by the architecture community halted the changes and encouraged a reconsideration of the importance of the building. Instead of the initial changes, a full renovation is planned for the Kreuzberg Tower, including the surrounding gardens, which were designed but never realized.Save this picture!Today the Kreuzberg Tower is protected by the government with a clause stating that plans to alter it must be considered by the city’s building department and appropriate historians, as well as all of the 1987 IBA buildings. This total reversal is thanks to the outspoken architecture community, and the recognition and response by the city for a unique building and its influential pedagogue designer.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessYouth Hostel Bern / Aebi & Vincent ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLondon Development to Offer First Dedicated Drone Port in the UKArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Berlin, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeJohn HejdukOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingBerlinResidentialGermanyPublished on February 23, 2019Cite: Sofia Balters. “AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk” 23 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Germany Save this picture!Written by Sofia Balters Share Apartments ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” “COPY” AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk Projects 1988 AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John HejdukSave this projectSaveAD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk Copy+ 10Apartments•Berlin, Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Sturgeon Lake House / Stephane LeBlanc Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Doublespace+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Stephane LeBlanc Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeStephane LeBlanc ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKawartha LakesOn FacebookCanadaPublished on September 07, 2019Cite: “Sturgeon Lake House / Stephane LeBlanc Architects” 06 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?鲟鱼湖之家,兼具实用性的简单美学 / Stephane LeBlanc是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2016 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Sturgeon Lake House / Stephane LeBlanc Architects CopyHouses•Kawartha Lakes, Canada Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  300 Sturgeon Lake House / Stephane LeBlanc ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSturgeon Lake House / Stephane LeBlanc Architects Canada Projects Photographs:  DoublespaceSave this picture!© DoublespaceRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Our clients, an active family with two young sons, were looking to relocate away from the city of Toronto and build a new house in a more natural setting. Their search eventually led them to a property on the southern shore of Sturgeon Lake, in central Ontario. This site featured a steep slope to the lake, which offered dramatic views; but also presented significant challenges in siting and constructing the house.Save this picture!© DoublespaceWe addressed those challenges by placing the house into the slope itself. The habitable spaces are contained in a slim volume running parallel to the shore, providing lake views for every room. A secondary volume runs perpendicular, back into the hill, anchoring the house to the slope and helping to form an entry courtyard sheltered from the prevailing winds.Save this picture!Floor PlansThis secondary volume contains the service areas: the garage, the laundry, the storage spaces. The house is entered at the upper level, which is also the main level. The lower level contains additional bedrooms and a family room; and thanks to the slope, one can walk out from this level at grade toward the lake.Save this picture!© DoublespaceThe house appears low and modest when approached from the road — an L-shaped volume sunken into the landscape. At the juncture of the two perpendicular wings, the façade is opened up with a pair of large glass openings providing a dramatic view through the house to the lake beyond. The entry is placed obliquely to the left of the large windows.Save this picture!© DoublespaceFrom the lake, the house takes on a more monumental appearance as the full two-storey height of the house can be seen.Save this picture!SectionsThe entire house is blanketed by a bold chevron shaped roof, composed of two large mono-pitched roofs. The directness of this roof takes inspiration from the simplicity of the utilitarian agricultural sheds that dot the surrounding farmlands, with deep overhangs to protect against the weather.Save this picture!© DoublespaceThe structure was designed using only conventional wood-framing and commonly available materials. This allowed us to keep the cost of the construction manageable. Pre-finished black wood siding clads most of the exterior walls, with the finer natural-finished western red cedar siding enhancing significant elements like the entry areas.Save this picture!© DoublespaceProject gallerySee allShow lessLongcheer Yacht Club / ZHUBO Design GroupSelected ProjectsLos Limoneros / Gus Wüstemann ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Radio 4 consumer programme features giving to charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live yesterday hosted a phone-in on charitable giving.Presenter Paul Lewis put questions from the public on charitable giving to the panel of experts which comprised Alastair Collet, charity partner at Farrer & Co, Peter Gilheaney, Giving Campaign Communications Director, and Shirley Scott, Director of the Charity Finance Directors’ Group.You can listen to the 30-minute programme online for the rest of the week via the BBCi Web site. Questions covered in the programme include payroll giving, signing the Gift Aid form if you don’t pay tax, why the Disasters Emergency Committee donation form at banks didn’t include a Gift Aid option, and whether it was better for an older relative to make a donation while alive or through her Will. Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 December 2002 | News  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Radio 4 consumer programme features giving to charity 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

WaterAid receives £245 from online auction of Glastonbury mud

first_img Howard Lake | 9 July 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Tradingcenter_img WaterAid receives £245 from online auction of Glastonbury mud WaterAid confirmed that where there’s muck there’s brass when it received £245 from an online auction of a lump of mud from the Glastonbury Festival.In fact, the lump of mud was sold on eBay for £490, with “westboy22”, the seller, donating half of the sum to WaterAid. The decision to make the donation followed the sudden surge in interest in Glastonbury mud on eBay. Even now there are 28 other lots of the stuff for sale on the site. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Businesses and charities must work together on volunteering opportunities

first_img Tagged with: NCVO Research / statistics Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 2 December 2015 | News Businesses and charities must work together on volunteering opportunities  99 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img Advertisement 65% of workers would choose employers that support volunteering yet despite the Conservative Party’s Election 2015 pledge to offer employees three days’ paid annual leave for volunteering, businesses and charities aren’t working together, research reveals.The study, ‘On the brink of a game-changer’, from NCVO and the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), looked into employer-supported volunteering (ESV) and the role of good collaboration between business and the voluntary sector in achieving successful ESV placements.It revealed a lack of understanding between charities and companies about the costs and benefits involved in ESV. Not all companies are willing to contribute to the costs involved in hosting volunteers, while charities can overlook the benefits of a one-off placement, such as the potential of sponsorship or support from the company in the future.A further barrier revealed by the research was that while many charities benefit from skilled volunteering, such as help in writing strategies, they feel people are less likely to volunteer in their professional capacity than for typically unskilled volunteering tasks such as painting or gardening.An additional survey of HR professionals by the CIPD backs up the business case for supporting ESV. It found that 81% of those who took part in volunteering reported increased community awareness, 65% had increased communication skills, and 59% reported an increase in confidence. There was evidence of unmet demand for volunteering opportunities; although 65% of respondents would be more likely to work for an employer that encourages and promotes volunteering, 39% said their employer did not support it.Justin Davis Smith, executive director of volunteering at NCVO, said:“Employer-supported volunteering could potentially offer huge benefits for the voluntary sector and businesses alike – however, this research shows that without clear communication around expectations and the resources involved, many of those benefits could be lost. We need to recognise that volunteering isn’t free – there is a cost to the charity in terms of staff time, resources and supervision – yet the right kind of volunteering could outweigh those costs tenfold.” 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 read more

Supporters of jailed teenager demand: ‘Free Ahed Tamimi!’

first_imgAhlam Khamis reads moving tribute to Tamimi family.Los Angeles — Demanding the release from prison of a 16-year-old Palestinian woman, Ahed Tamimi, hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Israeli Consulate here on Jan. 6. Israel holds some 10,000 Palestinian political prisoners. Tamimi’s arrest has quickly become a potent symbol of the struggle to free them all.The teenager is facing 12 charges and possibly years in jail after defending her family. The U.S. corporate media report that she was arrested after slapping a Zionist soldier, but they frequently leave out that it was after the soldier had slapped her. This occurred only hours after she witnessed soldiers shooting her cousin in the face with a rubber bullet and severely injuring him.Her arrest came days later, during a nighttime raid on her home. When her mother, Nariman al Tamimi, visited her in jail, she was also arrested and remains in jail as well. Another member of the Tamimi family was killed by Israeli soldiers only days after Ahed’s arrest — the second Palestinian teenager to be killed by the Israeli state this month.Ahed’s father, Bassem Tamimi, spoke to the Los Angeles demonstrators by phone, thanking them for their solidarity action. He drew a parallel between Zionist repression and South African apartheid.The demonstration was called by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; LA4Palestine; Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; the International Action Center; and many other organizations, including students active in boycott, divest and sanctions work on campuses.Representing the International Action Center, Palestinian artist and actor Ahlam Khamis read the following statement for Ahed, which she described as “a short prayer piece, from my atheist and loving heart to yours.”“I give gratitude for Ahed Tamimi’s safety and well-being as she continues to give of herself for a better future — not only for Palestinians but for all of us who care about our world. I give gratitude for her self-love and divine radical spirit that keeps her whole and human in the face of a scary and violent criminal system. This spirit that can endure things children should not have to endure. This spirit, the spirit of a lioness, endures just to keep her family hopeful. Just to keep her village healthy and optimistic about what is to come. Just to keep the world charged.“She will return home, unbroken. And she will hug her parents and she will hug her 15-year-old cousin, Muhammed Tamimi, who survived a close-range, rubber-coated, metal bullet, shot in the head the same day she was taken away by Israeli soldiers. They entered her family home and she cringed the sort of cringe when you are living in area C West Bank and are a child of the occupation. Muhammed Tamimi, who is missing parts of his skull now, a sweet tenth-grader, left side of his face and head shattered, will endure as well. He did last year — when he was just 14 he was taken in the middle of the night in his bedclothes, being a child suspected of throwing stones at military cars. He was interrogated without a lawyer and without his rights read to him. He ended up in Israeli jail for three months and his parents were not allowed to see him, not once, not even to ask their child if he was feeling alright. Now he will endure this head and face trauma. He will heal. He will become more strong, more bold, as an offering to himself and to us.“This is the endurance that reaches beyond the instincts of survival. This resiliency is evolution. This is radical compassion. This is Love, this is real love, for any of us who stopped believing. We are here to honor this generous offering of love, everyone please take some because it is for you and there is more and more and more.“The people of the world, working people, fighting people, indigenous people, occupied people, unionized people, brown people, raped people, martyred people, working women, writing women, imprisoned people, colonized people, bullied peasants, native people, enslaved people, lynched people, refugees, exiled people, deported people, we the people, we the comrades, struggle to make it despite all odds. This struggle brings the greatest blessing to our Mother Earth.“This struggle, the honorable struggle, brings the greatest gift to our world and everyone living here, even to the monsters, the perpetrators, the colonizers themselves. It brings the magical frequency of POSSIBILITY.  We have hope for tomorrow and for a million years from now because of powerful women like Ahed, proving that we can survive the most brutal of storms. Proving that, YES, we can. Sí, se puede! Sí, se puede!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more