Tullow Oil share price: How I’d invest after its 30% increase today

first_img As I write this Wednesday afternoon, the Tullow Oil (LSE: TLW) share price is up 30% from yesterday’s close. The sharp rise in the TLW share price follows the Ugandan government’s approval of its asset sale. This had been pending since 2017. The jump is enough to gain investor attention, but does it change the long-term investing perspective on the TLW stock? That’s the question I’m most interested in now.How far has the TLW share price come?To figure out the answer, my starting point is to go back to my last article on TLW in January this year to see how things have changed. There weren’t strong drivers for the TLW share price at the time. For instance, its financials weren’t bad, but they weren’t great either. Oil prices had just spiked, but there was no reason to believe that the spike would be sustainable. And coronavirus had just started impacting the broader economy. In fact, I had said that 2020 may well be muted for the oil producer. 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…We now know how the year has turned out, not just for oil companies but almost all sectors. For the first half of 2020, TLW reported falling revenues and gross profit, rising costs and debt, and a post tax loss. Going by the current state of business, it appears unlikely that fortunes for the TLW share price will change dramatically in the near future. Ugandan assets saleTullow’s sale of its Ugandan assets sale will bring in $500m when the transaction closes, and another $75m when the final investment decision is made on the project. In my view, a one-time sale doesn’t improve the long-term investing case for the company. There’s potential for payments contingent on production to come through as well, but there’s little other information on this. As and when it becomes clearer, I think it can be added to the perspective on TLW. As of now, the fact remains that the Tullow Oil share price is still dragged down by the economic slowdown and weak oil prices seen this year. If we compare it to the pre-coronavirus times, only limited improvement is visible despite the sharp increase today. The weak price trend is true across the sector. Oil companies, including FTSE 100 biggies like BP and Royal Dutch Shell have seen exceptionally hard times in 2020, too. Next stepsThe TLW share price increase calls out for attention, but in my view, it doesn’t change perspective on the stock as an investment. This is especially so, as it has a tendency to be volatile. So it’s important to take the noise with a pinch of salt. I’d wait for a turnaround in the broader environment before considering buying TLW. Until such time, I’d consider buying shares that have a surer growth path and are backed by a supportive or improving environment as well. FTSE 100 stocks like the London Stock Exchange Group and Ashtead are examples of this.  Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 | More on: TLW Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Tullow Oil share price: How I’d invest after its 30% increase today See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

1 UK tech stock I’d invest in during the pandemic

first_img See all posts by James Parker John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. James Parker does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Halma. 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. James Parker | Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 | More on: HLMA 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 1 UK tech stock I’d invest in during the pandemic Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address 2020 has been a difficult year for investors due to the mass number of unpredictable outcomes for the future of the UK and world economy. Many businesses both large and small are finding it hard to adapt to the new virus measures. As a result, both investors and businesses are confused about their future. Growth in every sector excluding some like technology and healthcare has slowed down. However, past times of economic stress such as recessions have given us good opportunity to invest in companies before huge growth. Technology companies founded after the 2008 recession that have stood the test of time include Uber, WhatsApp and Instagram.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…In addition to this, technology companies such as Apple and Amazon still saw growth after the 2008 recession. Both tech firms have seen growth in share value over the coronavirus period, and this shows how investing in tech giants like Apple can still be worth it. By finding and investing in a tech stock whose products see mass adoption, we can see a massive gain in our portfolio regardless of the economy.A safe investment during tough timesTech stock Halma (LSE: HLMA) is a company based in the UK making technology solutions in many different fields, including water analysis, environmental monitoring, health assessments, and others. Halma has had a strong financial performance in the last year, with important measures such as profit and assets increasing. In addition to this, settling liabilities with their debt decreasing. Projects in many different fields have given Halma a strong stance in terms of its financial performance. This shows how safe an investment in Halma is due to its strong standing. All of this has been positive for Halma shareholders who have seen healthy growth in their shares. From March 21st, the firm outperformed the FTSE 350 index. New investors may be concerned about future growth since, with a high P/E ratio, growth seems questionable. This doesn’t mean growth of the firm is going to slow down, thoughm as Halma is well diversified with projects. Don’t miss the opportunity for returnsMany ideas around how the coronavirus will affect the future of the economy have been flying about, with many people having differing opinions. But one thing that’s for certain is that there is a race to stop the virus.Growth of the healthcare sector seems certain as long as this virus has an effect on the world. Therefore, companies creating solutions for the problems that the virus brings should see mass adoption in their products and services.Halma is heavily involved in the healthcare sector. Investments made by Halma such as Bio-Chem Fluidics help cut costs in the medical sector through making medical tools more efficient. Other projects invested in by Halma in the medical sector include precision fluid transfer by Longer Pump and many others. This heavy investment in the medical and technology sectors is wise during times where progress in it is so vital. This suggests to me how, as a tech stock, Halma is safe and profitable to invest in. Biotech and healthcare are important for our future while this pandemic has a hold over the world, and Halma is on the frontline of the problem.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

The greatest blindsides of all time: Jerry Collins

first_imgCollins played in two World Cups and won five Tri-Nations tournaments, where his uncompromising style as a hard-running blindside won him many admirers. Despite his happy-go-lucky persona, he had the honour of leading the All Blacks on three occasions before retiring from Test duty in 2007 to seek adventure in Europe.In 2008 he famously turned out for Barnstaple after a chance conversation in a pub, even going on to wear their socks in a Barbarians game.After a year with Toulon, he headed to West Wales with the Ospreys, driving them to the Pro12 title. A loveable rogue, he quipped to coaches that it had been the first year he hadn’t been arrested. Major teams: Wellington, Hurricanes, Ospreys, Toulon Country: New ZealandTest span: 2001-07Test caps: 48 (42 starts)Test points: 25 (5T)There are back-rows who have been capped more, players with World Cups to their names and players who perhaps have toed the line more, but few had the impact or indeed cult following that Collins had.Born in Samoa, Collins moved to Auckland as a young child. Rugby ran in his blood, with All Black legend Tana Umaga a cousin, along with Newcastle wing Sinoti Sinoti, so it was no surprise that he breezed through the New Zealand age grades.On the field he was ferocious and utterly relentless, with his distinctive bleached blond ‘Guinness’ top acting as a warning beacon for attackers. In 2003 he knocked out Colin Charvis with a bone-rattling tackle. But off the pitch, Collins was a warm, unconventional figure who was happier sharing a pint with a few locals than playing up to the celebrity lifestyle.He played his Super Rugby with the Hurricanes but was best known to northern hemisphere fans as part of a formidable All Black back-row unit with Richie McCaw and Rodney So’oialo.“He’s one of the most special players who will ever wear a black jersey,” said All Black great Michael Jones. “He took the No 6 jersey to new dimensions. The game became a lot more physical and confrontational. Jerry brought that level of physicality and brutal influence.” New Zealand blindside flanker Jerry Collins had a ferocious reputation The late Jerry Collins LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: The Greatest Players There followed a stint in Japan with the Yamaha Engines where he was arrested for carrying a knife, until at 32, he packed up his kitbag and left the game to work in security in Canada.He was drawn back to rugby for one final hurrah after an offer from French D2 side Narbonne to be their medical joker. Tragically, this year he was killed in a car crash in the South of France with his wife Alana, sparking widespread grief in the game. JC was a much-loved maverick who was taken from us far too soon.last_img read more

Kanuga Conferences appoints Michael R. Sullivan as its 10th president

first_imgKanuga Conferences appoints Michael R. Sullivan as its 10th president Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA People Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Kanuga Conferences] Kanuga Conferences is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Michael Radford Sullivan as president effective early November of  2016.Most recently, Sullivan served as rector of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Parish in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has been since 2009. Sullivan brought stability to finances of the 2,500 member parish and has extensive strategic planning and fundraising experience including a $10 million renovation and expansion of church facilities while also assisting with a $22.5 million capital project for a STEM building at Holy Innocents’ School and $5 million for an administrative complex.Before his tenure at Holy Innocents’, Sullivan held the position of rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, Virginia (2005-2009), as well as being the canon for mission at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina (2002-2005).“With Kanuga’s stellar reputation in the church and conference center worlds, the search committee found widespread interest in the position and talked with many highly qualified candidates. Narrowing the field to three finalists for the Board of Trustees to interview was a difficult task. I speak for the committee in saying that we are very pleased with the entire process and with the board’s ultimate selection of the Rev. Sullivan as Kanuga’s next president,” said Jack McMillan, chair of the Kanuga Conferences President Search Committee.“Michael has built a remarkable track record of financial oversight, strategic planning and significant development accomplishments,” said Edward D. Colhoun IV, chairman of the Kanuga Board of Trustees. “He brings a tremendous background to Kanuga. He has proven to be an inspiring leader, and I am pleased that someone of his professional caliber and experience will strengthen the future of Kanuga.”A native of Seneca, South Carolina, Sullivan holds a Master of Divinity degree from The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee; a Juris Doctor cum laude, from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; and, a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina (Phi Beta Kappa).“I cannot imagine a more promising and exciting call than Kanuga,” said Sullivan. “I’m elated to step into the work we are called to, building upon the foundations of past generations, while also trusting God to guide us as a bolder and stronger Kanuga for the future of the church. I look forward to working with the board and all our family to continue the tradition begun in 1928.”Sullivan succeeds Stanley B. Hubbard Jr. who will retire in the fourth quarter of this year.“After 12 successful years, we are saying a fond farewell to Stan, but we do not say goodbye to his many accomplishments and what he has brought to Kanuga,” said Colhoun. “We will expand on the renewed vitality he has instilled in our community.”Sullivan was recruited as a part of a national search led by BoardWalk Consulting of Atlanta.Affiliated with the Episcopal Church since 1928, Kanuga is a 1,400-acre conference, retreat and camp center in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Hendersonville, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.kanuga.org or call 828-692-9136. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Sep 1, 2016 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Lessons on political polarization from Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech, 160 years…

first_img Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Bradford Vivian, Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation, Pennsylvania State University and first published on theconversation.com.The idea of “two Americas,” or “red” and “blue” states, now dominates public discussion. “Political polarization,” the Pew Research Center reports, “is a defining feature of American politics today.”But the idea that America is politically polarized isn’t new.This week marks the 160th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, one of the most important addresses in U.S. history. Lincoln delivered it on June 16, 1858, to accept the Illinois Republican nomination for Senate. The speech marked his entrance into national politics at a time when the nation was profoundly at odds over slavery.On the occasion of its 160th anniversary, Lincoln’s speech offers timely lessons about the costs of deep-seated political polarization.My research examines how communities remember – and sometimes fail to remember – the lessons of the past. Lincoln’s description of the Union as a house divided is well-remembered today. But many Americans fail to heed its deeper lessons about equality and the moral foundations of popular government.The divided states of AmericaTo cite the language of journalist Bill Bishop’s best-seller, “The Big Sort,” Americans have sorted themselves into distinct, homogeneous groups.Complex social, moral, legal and even scientific questions are now filtered through the lens of opposing party identifications. Political scientists Daniel Hopkins and John Sides conclude that U.S. “polarization has deep structural and historical roots” with “no easy solutions.”In his “House Divided” speech, Lincoln addressed a nation even more fiercely divided by partisan acrimony, regional differences and economic tensions than the U.S. of today.Illinois’ Old State Capitol circa 1858, the year Lincoln gave his ‘House Divided’ speech there. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & MuseumLincoln began his speech by attempting to predict whether a calamity was coming and if it could be prevented:“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it … I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.”The alternative to bitter polarization that Lincoln offered didn’t prevent the Civil War. But it shaped postwar understanding of the territorial, political and even armed conflicts that led to it and the lessons to be learned from it.Union firstAbove all, Lincoln stressed in his speech that “a crisis” over slavery was imminent. He asked Americans to choose the common purpose that would best serve their Union – a government of all free or all slave states – before the crisis chose for them.Lincoln developed the idea that the Union is exceptional in public statements from 1858 until the end of the Civil War. In his First Inaugural in 1861, Lincoln called the Union “perpetual,” and “much older than the Constitution … [N]o State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union.” For years, Lincoln held that Americans belong to the Union before they belong to political parties.His reasoning purposefully echoed George Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796, which warned Americans that “the spirit of party” is a prime threat to “Union … a main prop of your liberty.” For Lincoln, Americans’ common identification with the guiding ideal of equality should transcend their affiliations with political parties.Consider the symbolism of Lincoln’s main metaphor, the Union as a house:“A house divided against itself cannot stand …I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided.”Building and maintaining a house is familial and collaborative. Family conflicts are inevitable; households fall apart if families don’t resolve those conflicts.Lincoln in 1858. ShutterstockThe metaphor of a house emphasizes interdependence, cooperation and shared purpose. It asks how citizens might build and maintain something together, despite natural differences, rather than live and work separately.These ideas have been lost in social and political debates today, which are dominated by competing party agendas and talk of irreconcilable “red” and “blue” state mentalities.Lincoln’s central warning – “A house divided against itself cannot stand” – was rich in moral significance. A house should rest on a firm physical foundation for the safety of the family who lives in it. The Union, Lincoln implied, should rest on a firm moral foundation: a bedrock dedication to equality.The Union, he believed, cannot be a compact of convenience or a loose-knit confederation. It was founded for a clear moral purpose: to extend conditions of equality to as many people as possible. The “new nation” that “our fathers brought forth” in 1776, Lincoln would say most memorably in his 1863 Gettysburg Address, was “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Commitment to the principle of equality was an essential, not optional, basis of membership within.Beware false prophetsBipartisan compromise sounds good – but it can erode fundamental commitments to equality. By 1858, the U.S. had witnessed decades’ worth of political compromises over slavery: the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. All of these measures maintained the institution of slavery while purporting to limit it.According to Lincoln, such compromises only led to more intense conflict:“We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but has constantly augmented.”Lincoln warned of false political prophets who earned praise for short-term bipartisan compromises without taking a firm stand on fundamental forms of inequality. They aimed to build a “political dynasty,” not a strong union:“Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by its own undoubted friends – those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work – who do care for the result.”Lincoln’s opponent in the Senate campaign, incumbent Democratic Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, claimed to not care whether territories voted to become free or slave states so long as the elections reflected the popular will in those territories. The “machinery” of such compromises over principles of equality, Lincoln said, constructs only “temporary scaffolding,” hastily fabricated to win elections before being “kicked to the winds.”Equality over polarizationOn its 160th anniversary, I believe Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech offers alternative ways to imagine the nation than as a patchwork of “red” and “blue” states.Americans belong to a union first, parties second. Party machinery and false political prophets divide the house of the people; the people have the power to stabilize that house if they choose to do so. The union was founded on a dedication to equality. It retains a firm moral foundation by preserving commitments to principles of equality over region or party.The primary offense against the principle of equality in Lincoln’s time was slavery. But Americans can apply the logic of his argument to contemporary inequities based on race, employment, gender, voting rights, criminal justice, religion and more. The nation is a house divided, many times over, in all of those cases.Lincoln didn’t claim that perfect equality could be achieved. But he saw broad commitments to the idea of equality as essential to the ongoing work of creating, as the Constitution puts it, a more perfect union – and a freer one for all.The union must “become all one thing, or all the other” in order to be truly free. On this guiding principle, Lincoln declared, there can be no partisan dispute and no bipartisan compromise. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Ugh Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear center_img June 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm Please enter your name here Reply TAGSPresident Abraham Lincolnthe conversation.com Previous articleFathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents, new study findsNext articleOut of focus Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Small Charitable Donations bill published

first_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.  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 June 2012 | News Tagged with: Gift Aid HMRC Individual giving Law / policy The government has today published the Small Charitable Donations Bill which “provides for the making of payments to certain charities and clubs in respect of certain gifts made to them by individuals; and for connected purposes”. In other words it introduces the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) which was announced in the 2011.This enables charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to claim a Gift Aid style payment on small cash donations up to £20 “where it is often difficult to obtain a Gift Aid declaration”. Eligible organisations throughout the UK will be able to claim top-up payments on up to £5,000 in small cash donations each year. Cheques, online donations and other methods of giving do not qualify.Technically the GASDS is not part of the Gift Aid system, but it will be administered “in the same way as Gift Aid”. Instead the top up payment is a grant from public expenditure and not a tax relief.Chloe Smith, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said: “The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme will boost the income of charities, unlocking around £100m more funding for charities a year by 2015-16.”Charity Tax Group’s responseThe government has consulted on the new scheme and the Charity Tax Group (CTG) has noted two positive amendments as a result. It welcomed the proposed change from a 1:1 match with Gift Aid claimed to 2:1 (ie the charity needs to have claimed 50% of the amount claimed under the scheme rather than the 100% originally planned).It also welcomed the fact that the Bill makes it clear that one charity is not to be regarded as connected with another charity unless the purposes and activities of the two charities are the same or substantially similar.CTG Chairman, John Hemming said. “We welcome the publication of this Bill which gives charities the chance to receive a ‘Gift Aid style’ payment on small cash donations that would otherwise be outside the Gift Aid system. Although the legislation is more complex than the sector had hoped, it reflects HMRC’s efforts to accommodate charities in the scheme irrespective of how they are structured.“CTG welcomes HMRC’s willingness to adapt the scheme based on feedback from the sector and looks forward to continued engagement on the scheme following its implementation”.Charities Aid Foundation’s responseCharities Aid Foundation (CAF) was disappointed that the government had not taken the opportunity to simplify Gift Aid legislation.CAF Head of Policy Hannah Terrey said: “It is good that the Government recognises that Gift Aid is too complicated, but the proposals it has published today are far too complex and unlikely to have a major impact on charity fundraising, particularly for small charities.“The current Gift Aid scheme is outdated and needs to be simplified for donors and charities. We need a complete overhaul of Gift Aid to ensure it is fit for fundraising in the age of the Internet and the smartphone. We think a single Gift Aid registration scheme, based online, would cut form-filling and increase charities’ incomes by hundreds of millions a year.” Advertisementcenter_img What happens next?HMRC will publish draft ./guidance for the scheme for consultation in the autumn. Charities will be able to claim the Gift Aid-style top-up payments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from April 2013.http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2012-13/smallcharitabledonations.html Small Charitable Donations bill published AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Men’s tennis falls at No. 3 North Carolina

first_imgLinkedin Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Auten ReddIt Previous articleMen’s basketball edged by No. 10 Kansas, 71-64Next articleOpinion: Why I am thankful for my liberal friends, family Ben Auten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ben Auten is a junior sports broadcasting major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan; he especially loves college basketball, baseball, and soccer. Center for International Studies creates new study abroad option Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Twitter Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ New medical school will not reserve seats for TCU students Trevor Johnson. Courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis Twitter Facebook Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ printNo. 16 TCU could not over come an early 3-0 deficit at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday. The loss meant University of North Carolina improved to 7-0 on the season.Guillermo Nuñez lunges for the ball. Courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis TwitterAfter dropping both doubles matches and the first two singles matches, senior Trevor Johnson got the Frogs on the board with a come-from-behind victory over No. 94 Robert Kelly. Johnson picked up his fourth consecutive win and gave TCU a fighting chance at knocking off the No. 3 Tar Heels.However, nationally ranked junior Alex Rybakov was stunned by the Tar Heels’ Benjamin Sigouin in a 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 thriller to give UNC the win.TCU head coach David Roditi was particularly impressed with Sigouin’s performance.“Their No. 1 player served great and played very good indoor tennis to beat Rybakov,” Roditi said. “I give credit to him.”Guillermo Nuñez and Reese Stadler picked up singles win over nationally-ranked Tar Heels, but by then the match had been decided, ending 4-3 in favor of North Carolina.In the loss, Nuñez and Stadler both picked up their first wins over nationally-ranked opponents in three-set victories.Roditi said he was proud of the way his team battled back from the early deficit.“It’s good to know we have that heart and fight in us,” Roditi said. “We just dug ourselves a little too big of a hole.”Up Next:TCU returns home to take on USF (2-4) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Twitter What we’re reading: Congress making moves + posts Linkedinlast_img read more

UL drops out of top 500 universities

first_imgWhatsApp University of Limerick appoints first ever woman president of an Irish university Email Breaching the gender barrier at UL The main building at the University of LimerickThe University of Limerick has dropped out of the world’s top 500 universities.The 2016 World University Rankings, published last week, ranks UL in the 501-550 band, a significant fall from its previous position of 471.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has responded to this news by referring to a decade of austerity and its “corrosive effect” on our higher education system.Stating that the “continued slide” of the Irish Universities should be “greeted with alarm” the IUA said that positive strides in research and the internationalisation of the staff and student cohort was being “undermined by the negative impact of underfunding on key indicators such as the student:faculty ratio.”IUA Chief Executive, Ned Costello said: “We can no longer hide from the corrosive effect which years of cutbacks are having on our higher education system. At a time when we are more dependent than ever on the talent of our people for our economic future, we simply must invest in our universities.”“An immediate injection of funding is required in the upcoming Budget and Estimates to fund more lecturers, deliver smaller group teaching and restore quality in our system,” Mr Costello concluded.Between 2007 and 2014, state funding for universities in this country fell by 28%, from €722.8m in 2007 to €522.2m in 2014.Conversely there was an increase in full-time enrollment in Irish universities of 18%, from 78,577 in 2008 to 93,023 in 2014.Reacting to these figures, the General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), Mike Jennings, said, “It is shocking to realise that student to academic staff ratios were worse in 2011 than those described in the report of the Commission on Higher Education (1967) and increased from 19:1 in 2007 to 23:1 in 2011.”Mr Jennings echoed the need to address this issue in this year’s budget, “The forthcoming Budget must address this crisis as a priority. The government must provide adequate funds to enable universities to recover from a decade of what now seems like deliberate neglect and downgrading of third-level education,” he said.All but one of Ireland’s universities have dropped in the listings, with only National University of Ireland in Galway improving upon last year’s position by rising from 271st to 249th.Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s highest ranked university in 98th place. For the fifth year running the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been rated as the world’s best university.Out of the 32 OECD countries featured in the rankings, Ireland’s expenditure on third-level institutions was the fourth lowest. Linkedin Twitter Previous articleSocials – Press Ball 2016 LaunchNext articleLimerick councillors fobbed off by transport authority Editor Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img Print NewsEducationUL drops out of top 500 universitiesBy Editor – September 8, 2016 995 TAGSUL Facebook University of Limerick came out on top at this years Smedia Awards Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | CSSI 2020last_img read more

Organicell Announces FDA Approval of IND Application for the Use of Zofin™ in the…

first_img Pinterest MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc. (OTCMKTS: BPSR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of regenerative therapies, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for its lead product, Zofin™, in the treatment of patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This approved trial design will be a double blinded, placebo-controlled, phase I/II trial investigating the safety and potential efficacy of intravenous infusion (IV) of Zofin™ for the treatment of COPD. Zofin™ is an acellular, biologic therapeutic derived from perinatal sources and is manufactured to retain naturally occurring microRNAs, without the addition or combination of any other substance or diluent. This product contains over 300 growth factors, cytokines, chemokines, and 102 unique microRNAs as well as other exosomes/nanoparticles derived from perinatal tissues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “COPD makes breathing difficult for the 16 million Americans who have this disease. Millions more people suffer from COPD but have not been diagnosed and are not being treated.” “COPD is a chronic, degenerative, inflammatory lung disease with no current cure,” said Dr. Mari Mitrani, Chief Science Officer of Organicell. “We are excited to initiate this FDA approved clinical trial and to further explore the potential of Zofin™ in battling this disease.” ABOUT ORGANICELL REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, INC. Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc. (OTCMKTS: BPSR) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that harnesses the power of exosomes to develop innovative biological therapeutics for the treatment of degenerative diseases. The Company’s proprietary products are derived from perinatal sources and manufactured to retain the naturally occurring exosomes, hyaluronic acid, and proteins without the addition or combination of any other substance or diluent. Based in South Florida, the company was founded in 2008 by Albert Mitrani, Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Mari Mitrani, Chief Scientific Officer. To learn more, please visit https://organicell.com/. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Certain of the statements contained in this press release should be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “will,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential” or similar expressions, involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. We remind you that actual results could vary dramatically as a result of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: potential issues related to our financial condition, competition, the ability to retain key personnel, product safety, efficacy and acceptance, the commercial success of any new products or technologies, success of clinical programs, ability to retain key customers, our inability to expand sales and distribution channels, legislation or regulations affecting our operations including product pricing, reimbursement or access, the ability to protect our patents and other intellectual property both domestically and internationally and other known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including the risk factors discussed in the Company’s periodic reports that are filed with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website ( http://www.sec.gov ). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Specific information included in this press release may change over time and may or may not be accurate after the date of the release. Organicell has no intention and specifically disclaims any duty to update the information in this press release. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005144/en/ CONTACT: Rosh Lowe Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc. 786-290-4400 [email protected] Media Contact:Jeffrey Freedman RooneyPartners 646-432-0191 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH TECHNOLOGY NANOTECHNOLOGY OTHER SCIENCE GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH SCIENCE SOURCE: Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 07:30 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 07:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005144/en Organicell Announces FDA Approval of IND Application for the Use of Zofin™ in the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Previous articleCresco Labs Expands High Supply Brand Portfolio to Include 1.0 g and 0.5 mg Live Cartridges Available in California and IllinoisNext articleM6P Therapeutics Receives Six Rare Pediatric Disease Designations from the U.S. FDA for Company’s Deep Pipeline of Programs for Lysosomal Storage Disorders Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Information Commissioner refuses to publishes Donegal planning report

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Information Commissioner refuses to publishes Donegal planning report By News Highland – March 4, 2020 Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Previous articlePolice in Derry launch appeal following assault and attempted robberyNext articleProposal put forward to twin Lifford Stranorlar MD with European town News Highland Pinterest Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter The Information Commissioner has declined to order that a report into alleged planning irregularities in Donegal be published.In 2010, former planner Gerard Convey made a number of allegations which were examined in a review of local authority planning published in 2012. However, the Donegal report was quashed by the High Court and a new report ordered.That report has not been published, and an attempt by The Times Ireland Edition to secure it through a Freedom of Information request was turned down.Journalist Paul O’Donaghue outlined what happened on today’s Nine til Noon Show………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/odonplan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more