Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.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)  2014 annual report.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

ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img read more

Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (ABBEYB.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc is a leading non-aligned Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria focused on providing well-structured mortgage options as well as financial banking and advisory services. The company is the largest and most profitable Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria and one of seven licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). The company’s housing and mortgage products are available to residents of Nigeria. Its full suite of banking products and services is geared towards retail banking, wholesale banking, mortgage banking, lending and mortgages and electronic banking. Formerly known as Abbey Building Society Plc, the company changed its name to Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc in 2014. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) Q32017 Presentation

first_imgGolden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh)  2017 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What’s in the latest Rugby World?

first_imgFind out what’s featured in the new issue of Rugby World magazine LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE RBS 6 Nations is in full swing and the latest issue of Rugby World brings you interviews with the tournament’s biggest stars, including Simon Zebo, James Haskell, Taulupe Faletau and Stuart Hogg.We also bring you an eight-page special report on concussion – the biggest issue in the game – and look ahead to the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.Here’s a list of contents – and find out where to buy your copy here or get our free magazine finder app here. Plus, download the digital edition here.NEWSFive Six Nations trends we’re likely to see at the World Cup, your views on Finn Russell’s ban, the Bangkok Tens, 30 minutes with Italy’s Kelly Haimona, Hotshots from the U20 Six Nations and why the championship should remain on terrestrial TVCOLUMNISTS Sean Holley – Bristol’s head coach on the changes Wales need to makeThe Secret Player – What does our former pro make of the media?Craig Chalmers – The former fly-half on why Jonny Gray should be Scotland captain SPOTLIGHTS Anthony Watson – England’s dynamo explains how he gets his head rightLuke Charteris – Wales’ giant lock talks about life in France and flying under the radarIain Henderson – The Grand Slam-chasing lock has a big future with IrelandRob Harley – From chess to French literature, the Scotland flanker is full of surprisesFree spirit: Simon Zebo salutes the crowd after Ireland’s win over England. Photo: InphoFEATURES James Haskell – The newly grown-up England flanker opens up about his self-doubtSimon Zebo – Why the Ireland winger will never change his approach to the gameTaulupe Faletau – Ten things you didn’t know about the Wales No 8Stuart Hogg – How last season has strengthened the Scotland full-back’s resolveTop ten comebacks – We pick ten Test matches where teams have fought back to winConcussion – This special report brings you case studies from around the world, looks at the latest medical advances and tells you what you need to knowEuropean Champions Cup – Stephen Jones looks ahead to the quarter-finalsEuropean Challenge Cup – Why Connacht are hitting new heights this seasonMatt Hampson – Ten years on from his catastrophic injury, RW catches up with the inspirational former propcenter_img TAGS: Highlight Roaring Lion: Alex Corbisiero gives his scrummaging tips in RW. Photo: InphoADVICE Pro Insight – Lions prop Alex Corbisiero explains how to build a scrumNutrition – How to fuel recovery, including a recipeFitness – How to launch lineouts like Richard HibbardPro Playbook – Nic Sestaret explains a stretching backs moveMini Rugby – Play Base Invaders and how to catch a high ballREGULARS Rugby Focus – A news round-up from clubs, schools and women’s rugby, including an interview with Ireland Women’s flanker Claire MolloyEssentials – The latest books and products, including four of the best running appsUncovered – Wales’ Rebecca Rowe talks through her journey from rowing to rugbyTour Tale – A donkey and a swimming pool are involved in this Wales hooker’s storylast_img read more

House at Hillside / Nota Design International pte Ltd

first_img Houses Architects: Nota Design International pte Ltd Photographs House at Hillside / Nota Design International pte Ltd Save this picture!© Nota Design International pte Ltd+ 17 Share CopyAbout this officeNota Design International pte LtdOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHouses3D ModelingSingaporePublished on February 26, 2011Cite: “House at Hillside / Nota Design International pte Ltd” 26 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山坡住宅 / Nota Design International pte Ltd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 House at Hillside / Nota Design International pte LtdSave this projectSaveHouse at Hillside / Nota Design International pte Ltd ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/114417/house-at-hillside-nota-design-international-pet-ltd Clipboard Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Singapore Photographs:  Nota Design International pte LtdText description provided by the architects. Nota Design International pte Ltd just shared with us this project called “House At Hillside” in Singapore. According to the architects, this house is a half a century old single storey terrace with an attic and is located in a huge residential zone with a plot ratio of 1.4. The potential of it being en-bloc in a few years’ time is there, but by no means certain.The occupant is a small nuclear family, consisting of the couple, 2 pre-school kids and a domestic helper. Thus, the decision to retain the main structure is made. Save this picture!© Nota Design International pte LtdRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterConcept There are 3 main agendas the designer wanted to achieve with this house. First, the retrofitting has to be cost effective. Secondly, as responsible earthlings, it has to be a sustainable design. Last but not least, to create a symbiosis of Art and Design. Save this picture!© Nota Design International pte LtdLayout The designer will attempt to illustrate a very important point in this project. Lower budget does not equate to lower aesthetic and quality. In fact, lower budget actually means a lot more creativity required! The total built-in area is a mere 147 sqm to start with. Original living room measures only 6m by 3.4 m and divided by old masonry walls on both ends and worsen by a low flat ceiling which makes the space incredibly small. Save this picture!© Nota Design International pte LtdThe front and rear walls of the living room were demolished. In their places were 2 sets of new full-height timber-framed clear glass pivot panels. This allows good cross ventilation across the length of the house when doors are opened. When closed, it allows the air conditioning unit to work more efficiently as they act as air envelops. Flat ceiling was also removed to expose the huge space under the high pitch roof. High ceiling keeps the habitable space cooler especially when it’s 6 m at its highest. Save this picture!© Nota Design International pte LtdThe front yard was a narrow 2.5m corridor which is hard to furnish. A second wall fronting the original living room wall was also demolished to create the new L- shaped Patio. The 2 bedrooms were retained with some modifications. A Doorway was introduced between the 2 Bedrooms to allow direct access to the front kids’ room. The small window in the master bedroom fronting the air well is transformed into a large doorway to allow occupant to enjoy natural air and greenery from the bed day and night. The locations of the kitchen, storeroom, attic space and the 2 bathrooms were left unchanged with much cosmetic modification. Save this picture!© Nota Design International pte LtdDespite the openness of the space visually, the house is actually divided up into good size spaces with air envelops to allow for efficient mechanical cooling when required.Save this picture!© Nota Design International pte LtdProject gallerySee allShow lessDAtE 101 / skm2ArticlestheCharrette from Tulane School of ArchitectureArticles Share Singapore “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/114417/house-at-hillside-nota-design-international-pet-ltd Clipboardlast_img read more

Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe

first_imgArchDaily Sargant Construction Year:  Builder: Design Team:Erica Slocombe, Warwick Mihaly, Lauren Holland, Amiee GroundwaterLand Surveyor:Webster Survey GroupQuantity Surveyor:Cost PlannerBuilding Surveyor:Abdec GroupStyler:Pip + CoopCity:BrunswickCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. Clad Pad is a sun-filled, family-friendly renovation to an existing dwelling located in Caulfield North. The original double-fronted, single-storey, weatherboard house was built in the 1890s in the Victorian style. The 1970s were not a kind decade and the house was transformed from an elegant Victorian cottage into the ugly duckling of the street.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittSave this picture!SectionsUndaunted by a challenge, our clients purchased this ugly duckling with ambitions to transform the original rooms back into their former Victorian-era glory and add new contemporary light-filled spaces at the rear.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittOur intervention retains original bedrooms, adding new services and a multifunctional living room that re-orientates the house to be north facing and opens onto a generous back garden. The roof form of the extension takes the existing double hip roof form of the original house, rotates it 90 degrees, and carves it out to create a distinct sculptural profile; the negative of the existing roof form as a folded ‘zig-zag’ that gathers the new kitchen, dining and living space under it.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittClad Pad celebrates the best aspects of contemporary living whilst restoring the heritage charm of what once was the ugly duckling of the street.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Close Between / Abon StudioSelected ProjectsNine-Tiered Pagoda: Spatial and Visual Magic / Pills ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Adams Engineering Structural Engineering: CopyHouses, Renovation•Brunswick, Australia Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Mihaly Slocombe Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951597/clad-pad-house-renovation-mihaly-slocombe Clipboardcenter_img Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly SlocombeSave this projectSaveClad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951597/clad-pad-house-renovation-mihaly-slocombe Clipboard “COPY” Houses “COPY” Area:  205 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeMihaly SlocombeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMelbourneOn FacebookBrunswickAustraliaPublished on November 18, 2020Cite: “Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe” 17 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

NSPCC to use advertiser-funded programming with Channel 4

first_img Total Media Charities & Campaigning Organisations has concluded an Advertiser Funded Programme on behalf of the NSPCC with C4. The programme format chosen is a short film competition. Applicants will be selected for mentoring by C4 film makers so as to allow 4 winners to realise an ambition in telling their stories in broadcast transmission quality. The 4 films are scheduled for transmission in Autumn 2006. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 29 May 2006 | Newscenter_img NSPCC to use advertiser-funded programming with Channel 4 Tagged with: Digital  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Shortlist announced for Insight in Fundraising Awards 2014

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shortlist for 2014The shortlist for each category is:Classic AnalysisFor projects where traditional analytical techniques have been used to inform strategy and drive performance.• Age UK – Automating Supporter Profiling• Macmillan Cancer Support – Regional Headroom Analysis• Macmillan Cancer Support – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning• Oxfam – Email Maximum Frequency• RNLI – Nurture Journey• Shelter – Lifetime Value ProjectDigitalThe use or integration of digital data into projects, or insight developed specifically for digital fundraising propositions; spanning web analytics, email marketing, social media, e-commerce, mobile and any other connected form of media.• Canal & River Trust – Canal View• Oxfam – Donation Prompt Amount Testing• Oxfam – Emergency Appeal Web Optimisation• UNICEF UK – Children of Syria Christmas AppealResearch & InsightShowcasing a research project, or piece of work, that uses market or supporter intelligence for the development of fundraising strategy or for the guidance of fundraising execution.• Cancer Research UK – Innovation and Optimisation of the Race for Life app• Macmillan Cancer Support – Priority Audience Research and Segmentation• NSPCC – Acquisition DRTV advertising• Oxfam GB – Oxfam’s Syria Winter Appeal: 12 Days of Giving• Remember a Charity – The legacy ‘nudge’ that could generate billions for charityPredictive AnalyticsExcellence in statistical data modelling and forecasting applications. Examples include targeting, retention, cross-sell, lapse risk, legacy prospecting models, income forecasting etc.• British Red Cross – Forecasting Upgrade Weekly• National Deaf Children’s Society with Fundraising Initiatives – A targeted approach to door-to-door fundraising• NSPCC – Individual Giving Forecasting Phaser• Parkinson’s UK with Wood for Trees – A Predictive Model Adds Almost £500,000 to Warm Cash Income• RNIB – Changing the Landscape of Investment in Fundraising• Save the Children UK – Production level deployment of targeting models across the entire fundraising DM portfolioPerformance Reporting & Data VisualisationExcellence in reporting, including dashboarding and KPI communication, plus data visualisation: bringing insight to life for stakeholders.• Blue Cross with Wood for Trees – MAST Provides a New Perspective on Campaign Response Analysis• British Heart Foundation – Dynamic Attrition Tool• British Red Cross – In House Reporting Suite• Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research – London Bikeathon Dashboard: Enhancing Evidence-based Decision Making• RNLI – Appeal Reporting• Shelter – Power Payroll GivingInnovationA project that has pioneered the use of data, analytics, market research or campaign management to deliver an extraordinary impact for a charity.• HOME Fundraising – Developing the benchmark for doorstep mystery shopping• Macmillan Cancer Support – A Really Good Night In – Priority Audiences• RNLI – Nurture Journey• RSPB – Segmentation Bridging• Save the Children UK – Philanthropy Prospecting and Development AnalysisInsight on a ShoestringProjects that have been implemented with exceptionally limited resources but have made a huge impact. Examples of demonstrating effectiveness in this category could range from; working within the constraints of a small budget or small team, through to handling the challenges of limited data or IT systems, in delivering meaningful insight.• Brain Research Trust with UK Changes – Christmas Appeal 2013 – Keeping in Touch• Shelter – Power Payroll Giving• UNICEF UK with Tangible – Target Audience & Product Profiling• WWF-UK – The ‘Big Supporter Document’Team of the YearThis award is for a team of highly motivated and professional individuals who have worked well in strong collaboration to deliver a highly regarded insight and analytics programme in their organisation.• British Red Cross – Database Marketing and Analysis Team• Cancer Research UK – Consumer Insight Team• Macmillan Cancer Support – Research and Insight Team• RSPB – Supporter Insight TeamSupplier of the YearA marketing service provider or agency that helps the charity achieve exceptional results, time after time; known for adding value and display a combination of consistently delivering on their service promise whilst pioneering solutions that are creative and cost-effective.• Adroit Data and Insight – Nominated by Age UK• CACI – Nominated by RSPB• Qbase Data Services – Nominated by NSPCC• Wood for Trees – Nominated by Blue CrossRising Star, Outstanding Contribution and Best Use of Insight IoF AwardThe winners of the first two categories will be announced at the Insight in Fundraising Awards dinner. The shortlist for the IoF National Award will be announced then too, with the overall winner being announced at the IoF National Awards in July. Howard Lake | 14 April 2014 | News Tagged with: Awards data Institute of Fundraising “It’s a great shame we cannot recognise all of the great work that has been submitted but in this light we have decided to award three winners for each category with a Gold, Silver and Bronze award.”IoF National Award – Best Use of InsightThe winners of the Insight in Fundraising Awards will again be shortlisted for the Institute’s National Awards for the Best Use of Insight category. The award will be presented at the IoF National Awards gala dinner on 7 July. [message_box title=”About The IoF Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group” color=”blue”]The IoF Insight in Fundraising SIG is open to all and everyone interested in unlocking the power of data insight for the better of fundraising, and membership is free. Run by a committee of volunteers, the IoF Insight SIG is dedicated to making a practical and sustainable difference in the sector, running an annual conference, as well as seminars, training courses and networking events.[/message_box]center_img 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.  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The shortlist has been announced for the third Insight in Fundraising Awards, which are designed to recognise the best fundraising analysts, database marketers, researchers and fundraisers.This year saw four new award categories introduced, and overall there were more than one and a half times as many entries received as last year. The new categories were:Predictive AnalyticsPerformance Reporting & Data VisualisationInsight on a ShoestringRising StarThe awards are an initiative of the Institute of Fundraising’s Special Interest Group for Insight in Fundraising (IoF Insight SIG), a voluntary group of fundraising specialists.Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner which will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Holburn, London, on 3 June.Insight, innovation and impactThe Insight in Fundraising Awards are judged against three criteria: insight, innovation and impact.Insight SIG chair, Janet Snedden, said: Advertisement Shortlist announced for Insight in Fundraising Awards 2014last_img read more

Childcare coming to city meetings and other notes from Common Council

first_img Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Your government news is made possible with support from: center_img Tagged: common council, giac, hate speech, intercity buses ITHACA, N.Y. – Starting in May, parents will be able to drop their kids off in a makeshift City Hall playroom while they participate in Ithaca’s city government. Common Council voted unanimously Wednesday, April 3 to launch a free child care program during five monthly meetings.The program will cover Common Council meetings, which take place the first Wednesday of the month, and meetings of the city’s four volunteer commissions – Public Safety and Information; Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources; Community Life; and Mobility, Accessibility, and Transportation – which meet each Monday.“It really does support the initial conversations we had about creating the commissions, making sure they are as inclusive and diverse as possible,” said Alderperson Deb Mohlenhoff, who introduced the measure.Mohlenhoff said members of two commissions have reached out about having trouble making meeting times due to child care needs, and at Monday’s Public Safety and Information meeting one commissioner’s 7-year-old sat patiently in the gallery through the two-hour session.Related: Voters will decide major Ithaca city structure shakeup in NovemberMembers of the public interested in attending meetings or volunteering on commissions will be able to use the service, as well as city staff and alderpersons.“We know it will be used,” Mohlenhoff said.Council member Laura Lewis agreed, remembering how years ago she’d drag her kids to City Hall where they’d sit on the floor with juice boxes and coloring books. “This is a service that I think is much needed,” Lewis said.The program will be staffed by teens who have experience providing drop-in child care at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center. At events ranging from the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast to community discussions, GIAC teens already help out with younger kids.With the new program, teens supervised by GIAC staff will entertain kids in City Hall’s second-floor conference room while meetings are underway upstairs. A supply of toys, books and snacks will be available.Mohlenhoff said Wednesday that after talking with GIAC’s deputy director Travis Brooks, she was confident implementation would be smooth. The city set aside $5,000 in the 2019 budget to launch the pilot program, which will pay for staffing and supplies through the end of the year.Mayor Svante Myrick welcomed the initiative as a way to invite more Ithacans with young kids into city government. “I wonder if there’s a program like this anywhere in the country,” Myrick said, adding, “I think there should be.”Cities including Pittsburgh and Bloomington, Indiana have launched similar initiatives, but efforts to welcome working families into the political process by offering child care are not widespread. Devon Magliozzi Council condemns hateCommon Council also unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday condemning violence and hate speech. The resolution, introduced by Alderperson Ducson Nguyen, notes a rise white supremacy and bigotry nationwide and points to FBI data showing an increase in hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people and institutions.The resolution states, “Common Council will continue to advocate for strong gun safety laws in New York State and the United States; and, be it further resolved that the Common Council condemns acts and statements that are anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, racist, sexist, and of any form of bigotry; and, be it further resolved that Common Council commits to pursuing a policy agenda that affirms civil and human rights, and ensures that those targeted on the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or immigration status can turn to government without fear of recrimination.”Related: Local experts weigh in on combating a climate of hateNguyen said the immediate impetus for the statement was the March massacre at two New Zealand mosques, in which a white Australian man killed 50 worshippers and issued a white nationalist manifesto.Myrick echoed the need to speak out against acts of hate. “While it might seem so obvious to many of us, white nationalism and white supremacy are gaining speed, they’re gaining traction throughout the United States… things like this can’t go unanswered,” he said.Intercity buses will stay on Green StreetCouncil voted unanimously to extend the pilot program that has intercity buses picking up and dropping off passengers on East Green Street until August 2019. Buses began operating on Green Street in September 2018, after the privately owned West End depot they had long used closed. The Green Street stop is meant as a temporary fix, but Council has yet to come up with a feasible alternative.Related: Intercity buses to stop on Green Street starting at end of SeptemberRelated: OurBus sues City of Ithaca over intercity bus permittingThe pilot renewal came with strings attached for bus operators, which include Greyhound, New York Trailways, Coach USA/Shortline. Bus companies are not allowed to expand their operations while using the Green Street stop, need to notify the city ahead of time about additional routes on student arrival and departure days, and need to “provide accommodations for their passengers” by showing proof of an agreement allowing passengers to use nearby facilities.Several council members acknowledged constituents’ concerns about the downtown bus stop, including traffic, noise and safety issues. At the same time, in lieu of an immediate solution they said the resolution would help mitigate problems while keeping intercity buses running.Featured image: Toys from the Finger Lakes Toy Library (Kelsey O’Connor/Ithaca Voice) last_img read more