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

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

Could the dirt-cheap TUI shares help you get rich and retire early?

first_img See all posts by Anna Sokolidou Shares of TUI (LSE:TUI) have plunged due to the Covid-19 crisis. They are dirt-cheap, no doubt. But are they a bargain or a value trap?Cheap shares?Even though several economies are slowly opening up, many people still are not booking flights or foreign tours. So, TUI is still facing a major challenge. That’s why the share price has not fully recovered yet and is still down about 40%.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…The question that matters here is whether the tourism company is sound and can weather the crisis. In other words, is it healthy enough? Was it in great shape before the Covid-19 crisis? TUI’s fundamentalsThe latest tourism news inspires some hope. TUI resumed operations in Germany on 18 May and in Austria on 2 June. Still, not all the countries are opening up for tourists yet. As my colleague Rupert Hargreaves pointed out, in spite of all the reopening taking place, there is no guarantee that the tourism sector will return to the same level of activity as before the pandemic. Credit rating agency Moody’s seems to share this view.On 20 May the agency downgraded TUI’s credit rating to Caa1 junk. This is a very bad credit rating. The agency pointed out that the demand for holiday tours will most probably stay low even after removal of all restrictions. This is because of the prolonged recession. Many people will not have enough cash to spend on holiday tours. Moreover, many consumers may also be wary of traveling for health reasons. The agency thinks that due to tour cancellations, TUI will end up having a negative cash balance in 2020. Moody’s estimates that it will total -€3.5bn to -€4bn. So, there is a lot of uncertainty as to whether the company will remain solvent for another 12 to 18 months.As concerns the tourism company’s performance before the pandemic, it was profitable and paid its shareholders dividends. TUI’s revenue performance was quite strong in its holiday experiences division. Turnover from hotels and cruises – part of the holiday experiences division – grew by 4%. The turnover of the markets and airlines division, however, only grew by 1%. In this division there was no profit growth either. TUI explained that the grounding of the 737 MAX was the main reason for this. However, I don’t see how the grounding of 737 MAX could have significantly affected the department’s revenue. Another problem with the company’s 2019 results is TUI’s reference to one-off charges and non-recurring losses. Businesses sometimes do this to hide poor performance.  The global tourism industry overall did not show magnificent growth in 2019. It only grew by 3%. So, it is not a high-growth sector generally even during ‘good’ times.This is what I’d do with this cheap stockI’d personally avoid this company’s shares. In my view, TUI is more appropriate for very patient investors who are willing to take on additional risks. I think that UK investors would do much better by choosing either stable income companies with better balance sheets or high-growth firms.  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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Anna Sokolidou | Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 | More on: TUI “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Anna Sokolidou has no position in any of the shares mentioned.The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Could the dirt-cheap TUI shares help you get rich and retire early? Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Forget the stock market crash – I’d invest £5k in these 2 fast-climbing FTSE 100 stocks

first_imgForget the stock market crash – I’d invest £5k in these 2 fast-climbing FTSE 100 stocks Harvey Jones | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: AHT BNZL I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img This year’s stock market crash was the fastest in history by some measures, and the FTSE 100 is still trading 20% below its January high. Not every company is down, though. These two winners are actually trading higher than at the start of the year. Any company that can emerge from the pandemic with its share price intact has plenty going for it. Now is a great time to go hunting for bargain FTSE 100 stocks after the stock market crash, but you might want to balance your risk by investing in one or two survivors as well. If I had £5k to invest, or any other sum, I’d consider splitting it between them.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…Ashtead Group has the powerThe Ashtead Group (LSE: AHT) share price is up 40% in the last three months, and an incredible 165% over five years. Actually, it has done even better than that. Analysis by wealth platform AJ Bell suggests it is easily the best performing stock on the FTSE 100 over the past decade. In that time, it delivered a total return of 2,589.6%, with dividends reinvested for growth.Ashtead is thriving thanks to US subsidiary Sunbelt, which generates 90% of its earnings from renting out industrial and power generation equipment. That means it has benefited from outperformance in the US.It survived the stock market crash in reasonable shape. Now it could benefit from attempts by the US Federal Reserve and President Donald Trump to revive the economy, with monetary stimulus and an infrastructure splurge.My one worry is that the infrastructure package has been widely anticipated, but not yet delivered. If it doesn’t come through, Ashtead could stutter. A victory for Democratic candidate Joe Biden could also lead to corporate tax hikes, squeezing Sunbelt’s earnings.This is a solid business, though, one that has been able to get through the pandemic without making staff redundant or calling on government furlough schemes. It also maintained its dividend, despite profits halving in the fourth quarter. The yield is low at 1.5%, but covered three times by earnings. Today it trades at 14.75 times earnings.Bunzl survives the stock market crashDistribution and outsourcing group Bunzl (LSE: BNZL) has also bounced back strongly since March, rising 33% in the last three months.As an international business-to-business group, the Bunzl share price fell during the stock market crash, but its resilience is impressive. Last month, it announced 6% revenue growth despite the pandemic, boosted by recent acquisitions.While profits at its lower margin food service and retail sectors took a knock, the FTSE 100 group benefited from rising demand at its safety, cleaning & hygiene and healthcare sectors, where it enjoyed “significant sales volumes of Covid-19 related products”.Bunzl is repaying employee-related government support packages and bringing forward the settlement of tax deferrals where possible. “Substantial funding headroom available with strong cashflows and a robust balance sheet”, makes this a strong package.You can buy it today or put it on your watch list and load up if we get another stock market crash. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

What’s going on with the Sareum Holdings share price?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! What’s going on with the Sareum Holdings share price? Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 | More on: SAR The Sareum Holdings (LSE: SAR) share price has exploded over the past 12 months. The stock is up 1,600% since mid-June last year. In the past week, the rally has only accelerated. Since the middle of last week, shares in the company have added 110%.Sareum Holdings share priceIt would appear investors have been buying into this business as part of the coronavirus-related trade. Over the past 18 months, companies that have been engaged in developing treatments or tests for coronavirus have attracted significant investor attention. 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…Sareum is primarily a specialist drug development company delivering targeted small molecule therapeutics to improve cancer and autoimmune disease treatment. One of its treatments is SDC-1802, a novel selective TYK2/JAK1 inhibitor. Studies have shown this treatment significantly reduces tumour growth in specific cancers.However, it also has the potential to help severe Covid-19 patients. To help investigate the treatment’s impact on severe coronavirus cases, the company has received grant funding from the UK government. It’s currently studying the therapeutic potential of the treatment and is expected to report on the initial six-month study in the middle of 2021.If the results of this study are favourable, the company may be able to access more government funding, which could help progress the drug through clinical trials. It seems to me that SDC-1802’s coronavirus treating potential is the main reason why the Sareum Holdings share price has performed so strongly over the past 12 months. Especially as the company’s other cancer treatments are still in their early stages of development. While it does appear as if the business has potential, I think there’s a lot that could go wrong between now and the commercialisation of any of its products. All of Sareum’s treatments are still in their early stages of development. None have reached the clinical trial stage yet, which is concerning. At the same time, the company is cash poor. It has been issuing new shares recently to raise additional funding. As the firm moves forward with its drug development plans, it could require further cash infusions. Two outcomes Overall, I can see two outcomes for the business. If the company’s cancer treatments are effective, they could generate hundreds of millions, or billions, of pounds in sales. But that’s the best-case scenario, and it could be years before any of the treatments are on the market. In the worst-case scenario, the company could run out of money. This would be a terrible development for the Sareum Holdings share price. Considering these two scenarios, I’m not a buyer of the stock today. I think this investment is incredibly speculative, and there’s far more that could go wrong than right for the enterprise.The vast majority of new drugs never make it through the development pipeline. Most fail before they get to market. Sareum may be able to buck the trend, but it’s far from certain at this point.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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

Rugby’s Greatest: Jack Kyle

first_imgThe 1948 Ireland team – with Kyle seated on the ground, right – that made Grand Slam history (Inpho)Kyle was the first home unions player to pass 50 Test appearances – 46 for his country, and six Lions Tests on the 1950 Lions tour of New Zealand and Australia, where critics described him as “the genius of the side”.He could control a game with tactical kicking and had uncanny positional sense, invariably popping up at unexpected moments in defence to cover dangerous situations. Tackling, perhaps, was not his strong point, but then few fly-halves of his generation were renowned for that aspect of their game.A doctor who spent most of his post-rugby life working abroad, including more than 30 years in Zambia, Kyle was a true gentleman.Cliff Morgan recalled a kindly hand on his shoulder as he filed onto the field on his Welsh debut in 1951. It was Jack. “Have a great game, Cliffie,” his opponent said. And requests from youngsters for autographs were graciously acknowledged, neatly signed “with best wishes” by the great man. They don’t make them like that any more.Rugby royalty: Kyle with Brian O’Driscoll in 2009. You couldn’t conceive of two better Irish players (Inpho)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. Rugby’s Greatest: Jack KyleMajor teams: Queen’s University, North of Ireland FC, Belfast Country: IrelandTest span: 1947-58Ireland caps: 46 (46 starts)Lions caps: 6 (6 starts)Test points: 30 (9T, 1DG)Out-half Jack Kyle was rugby’s ‘greatest’, one who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee long before Muhammad Ali copyrighted the phrase. He floated past tacklers with a deceptive change of pace and stung defences with teasing tactical kicks.So lasting was his impact that, 40 years after his retirement, he was named Ireland’s greatest player in a poll conducted by their pressmen.The basic skills were learnt at Belfast Royal Academy before Kyle emerged as a promising talent during his years as a medic at Queen’s University, Belfast. His blistering speed off the mark fired Ireland to three Five Nations titles – including two Triple Crowns and a Grand Slam – in the early post-war seasons when he was the tournament’s outstanding player.The deceptive acceleration he attributed to his training methods. “I practised being fast over 25 yards,” he said, “and always carried the ball in training.” TAGS: The Greatest Players In the pantheon of Irish legends, Ulsterman Jack Kyle arguably sits at the very top. The fly-half behind the nation’s first-ever Grand Slam possessed mesmeric qualities Legend: Jack Kyle receives a standing ovation at Ravenhill in 2014, six months before his passing (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

H House / Weber Arquitectos

first_img Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Grupo Arca, Hunter Douglas, Interceramic Houses Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926366/h-house-fernando-weber Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Ciudad de México, Mexico Mexico Design Team:Sara Muñoz y Javier F. GranadosConstruction Management:Gerardo Vázquez CisnerosCity:Ciudad de MéxicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The project of this house is located in a residential neighborhood in the suburbs of the city. The land has generous views of a large ravine behind which the silhouette of Mexico City can be seen. The architectural proposal takes up the language of the modern movement that emerged in Europe in the first half of the last century, an effective architecture and geometric shapes where functionality is the main factor of the design: straight lines and monochromatic tones whose only contrast is the warmth of the wood, achieve a relaxed and perfect atmosphere to appreciate the environment.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoSave this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoThe distribution of the house answers to its views and orientation. Living room, dining room and bedrooms upstairs are facing east to take advantage of the tree-lined view of the ravine and the morning sun. The staircase, the main element of the living room, allows the entry of natural light through a window and a dome along it.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoThe vegetation of the large garden with its majestic tree contrasts with the green palette of its three courtyards and green roof, generating a dialogue between interior and exterior and making it an important element of the architecture. The interior design was an integral part of the project. The main element of the living room is the bookcase and fireplace, whose illuminated objects provide a cozy atmosphere and give the house serenity, combining original models from the 20s-60s with current designs.Save this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis GallardoProject gallerySee allShow lessHandlebar Cafe / Architecture PLBSelected ProjectsAnthology Architecture and Design Festival 2020Festival Biennial Share 2018center_img “COPY” Fernando Weber y Anina Schulte-Trux Architects: Weber Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project H House / Weber ArquitectosSave this projectSaveH House / Weber ArquitectosSave this picture!© LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project H House / Weber Arquitectos ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926366/h-house-fernando-weber Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWeber ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on October 31, 2019Cite: “H House / Weber Arquitectos” [Casa H / Weber Arquitectos] 31 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 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

Cancer charity trustees jailed for theft

 10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 March 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Cancer charity trustees jailed for theft Two trustees of a children’s cancer charity have been jailed for theft. Deborah Munro and Ian Dyke ran a street-collecting operation in a business which generated a turnover of more than £250,000 a year. However, less than £5,000 in one year was donated to children’s cancer relief. Read Pair jailed for pocketing cancer cash at SocietyGuardian. Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of other scams. 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. read more

Giving Well, Doing Good: Readings for Thoughtful Philanthropists (Philanthropic & Nonprofit Studies): Readings for Thoughtful

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 23 May 2008 | News Giving Well, Doing Good: Readings for Thoughtful Philanthropists (Philanthropic & Nonprofit Studies): Readings for Thoughtfulcenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  21 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

Donor rights a priority but infrastructure an issue says study

first_imgDonor rights a priority but infrastructure an issue says study Tagged with: Digital donor Research / statistics While most not-for-profit organisations agree that more should be done to protect donors’ rights, little more than half have the infrastructure in place to help them understand supporter preferences according to a new study.Respect Your Donor, commissioned by Advanced Business Solutions (NFP), questioned trustees, managers and employees in the third sector about their approach to fundraising and their reaction to the July 2015 amendment to the UK Charities Bill that requires charities and fundraisers to state how they protect vulnerable people when fundraising.It showed that 74% felt donor rights needed more protection while almost a third admitted that their supporters say they have contacted them too often. 23% stated that charities should communicate with their donors no more than once a month to protect their rights.Just over half (58%) of those questioned said their organisations had the digital infrastructure in place to help them understand their supporters, with 68% of these able to segment their donor data by contact preferences.Simon Fowler, managing director of Advanced Business Solutions (NFP) said:“The survey findings highlight the challenges faced by charities with their fundraising practices. 42% of NFPs still do not have a digital infrastructure in place to help them understand their supporters. It is imperative that charities embrace technology to understand their donors’ preferences and therefore engage appropriately.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  104 total views,  1 views today  105 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 4 February 2016 | News Photo: Respect and friendship by Arthimedes on Shutterstock.comlast_img read more

Mumia Abu-Jamal: International pressure blocks ‘execution by neglect’

first_imgMumia Abu-Jamal and Wadiya JamalApril 19 — Worldwide pressure on Pennsylvania officials on behalf of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has halted the state’s efforts to execute him by medical neglect. Yet the struggle must continue to assure that Mumia receives the care necessary to reverse the ravages of months of untreated diabetes.On March 30, Abu-Jamal fainted in the prison infirmary at the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa. He was rushed to a hospital in Pottsville, Pa., where he was diagnosed with diabetic shock. Although he had exhibited classic symptoms of diabetes and received three blood tests, prison doctors at SCI Mahanoy had never diagnosed or treated his condition.Prison officials at first tried to keep family and supporters from visiting him but later relented after Abu-Jamal’s supporters around the world flooded the prison superintendent and Department of Corrections’ officials with thousands of calls. Demonstrators also protested outside the prison, at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and in several cities.Abu-Jamal has lost over 50 pounds. He still has fluctuating blood sugar levels and suffers from serious eczema, which has left his skin hard and crusted. His condition is stable, but he is still weak and in a lot of pain. His life remains at risk as long as medical treatment is left in the hands of the same prison infirmary doctors whose negligence nearly killed him.Prison officials are considering but have yet to approve Abu-Jamal’s request to be seen by endocrinology, dermatology and dietary specialists of his choice.Billions in profits for prison health careMumia’s condition highlights the systemic neglect and abuse of prisoners in the U.S.’s vast and ever-growing system of mass incarceration. It is also a clear violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled this applies to the states.The U.S. Bureau of Justice reported that some 40 percent of prisoners and jail inmates in 2011-2012 were exhibiting chronic medical conditions such as asthma, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure — and diabetes. An estimated 80,000 suffer from diabetes, compounded by stress, lack of exercise and diets high in carbohydrates, salt and sugar.A typical breakfast at Mahanoy, where Mumia is imprisoned, includes both oatmeal and a hefty slice of sugary cake. Compounding the poor nutrition is the sub-par medical care provided by Corizon Health Inc., a for-profit provider that reaps profits of some $1.5 billion a year from prison health care contracts.Corizon is the biggest for-profit correctional health provider in the U.S., responsible for prisoners in 27 states. This company is drawing increased scrutiny over allegations that it skimps on care for some of the 345,000 inmates in its charge. The company has paid millions in legal settlements over inadequate or bungled treatment that resulted in the deaths of several inmates. It has been sued for malpractice 660 times in the last five years.In 2013, despite concerns about Corizon’s costs, widespread negligence and abuse of prisoners, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter renewed the county’s contract with this company, accepting its bid over a competing bid from Correctional Medical Care that offered to do the job for $3.5 million less per year.Support for students and teacher who spoke upMarylin Zuniga stood up for justice.While the world’s attention is focused on demanding the necessary treatment for Mumia, it also must call out the horrific conditions faced by the over 2.4 million other individuals warehoused in U.S. prisons. It must also demand that there be no retribution against individuals who act to shed light on this problem.A case in point is the suspension of Orange, N.J., third-grade teacher Marylin Zuniga, who supported her students’ wishes to send get-well letters to gravely ill Abu-Jamal. The letter writing was voluntary and extracurricular. Nevertheless, the Fraternal Order of Police, supported by biased news media, called for Zuniga’s firing.Instead of bowing to pressure to resign her post, Zuniga, with the backing of hundreds of Northern New Jersey community activists, stood her ground. People who flooded a school board meeting on Zuniga’s case on April 14 discussed their own experiences at the hands of racist police.Demonstrators demanded that Zuniga be allowed to address the hearing. Zuniga, a first-generation Peruvian immigrant, said, “On February 5, I presented a ‘do-now’ that stated: What is the main idea of this quote: ‘So long as one just person is silenced, there is no justice’? This quote is by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Many of my students took it upon themselves to go home and do research about civil rights leaders discussed in class. In April, I mentioned to my students that Mumia was very ill and they told me they would like to write get-well letters to Mumia.” (Newsone.com, April 17)Zuniga called her students heroes “because they showed compassion, care, and love like any member of the community should show. They were mature enough to do that in a letter and it is incredible and admirable of them as well.” High school students from the Philadelphia Student Union, which fights for school reform, also sent letters to Mumia and participated in protests on his behalf.The fight to secure the medical care Mumia needs and to eventually win his freedom will continue. Demonstrations and other events are being planned over the weekend of April 24-26, when Abu-Jamal turns 61. Many will focus on educating a new generation of activists about his case.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more