Rapid public response internationally to Asian floods appeals

first_img Reuters reports that people in many countries have been quick to give to the emergency appeals set up to fund relief work for those affected by the earthquake/tsunami disaster on 26 DecemberAccording to Peter Graff at Reuters, the Finnish population of five million has donated $4 million. The Corriere della Sera newspaper reports that Italians have donated $17 million using SMS on their mobile phones. Swiss donors have given $9 million, the Swedish Red Cross has received $3 million, and Dutch people have donated $12.7 million. Rapid public response internationally to Asian floods appeals 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.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 31 December 2004 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statisticslast_img read more

Relix To Celebrate 50 Years Of New Orleans Music And Culture With Art & Photography Exhibit

first_imgRelix will provide this year’s Jazz Fest attendees and New Orleans locals with a look back at the last 50 years of the southern city’s vibrant music and cultural history with an exhibit set to take place during the two weekends of the upcoming music festival and beyond.Related: Jazz Fest Adds John Prine, Corey Henry, PJ Morton, More To 2019 LineupAnnounced earlier this week, the “Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music & Culture” exhibit will take place at The New Orleans Jazz Museum beginning on April 26th. The exhibit will remain open in the New Orleans museum throughout the festival (April 26th-May 5th) and in the weeks following before coming to a close on May 26th. The exhibit will showcase artwork and photography from Michael P. Smith, Sydney Byrd, Frenchy, George Rodrigue, Terrance Osborne, Danny Clinch, Zack Smith, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Weintrob, Dino Perrucci, Scott Saltzman, Clayton Call, Eric Waters, and Marc Millman.Fans will also get the chance to join in on sit-down conversations with Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe and writer Walter Isaacson on April 29th; Grammy-winning pianist Jon Cleary on April 30th; and Galactic drummer Stanton Moore with George Porter Jr. on May 1st. The conversation-based events will be limited in attendance, and will feature one-on-one Q&A’s and panels with the notable musicians. The three events will culminate with receptions highlighting food and cocktails inspired by New Orleans’ one-of-a-kind culinary scene. RSVPs are required for anyone hoping to attend the Museum on those dates, and tickets are required to attend the conversation events.Fans can click here to find more info along with RSVP/ticket links for the upcoming exhibit.last_img read more

Stock falls capped at 7%, no pre-opening trade as IDX prevents steep drops amid global market rout

first_imgStarting Friday, the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) will halt trading for stocks that have fallen 7 percent and will scrap pre-opening trade as it moves to safeguard the local market from steep drops amid a historic global market rout.The new rule, announced Thursday evening, changes a stipulation that had allowed all stocks to fall below 10 percent before facing auto rejection, in which the IDX’s trading system will automatically reject a bid lower or higher than certain a certain percentage drop or increase.The stock exchange will also suspend pre-opening sessions, which normally take place between 8:55 a.m. and 8:59 a.m., during which brokers can trade stocks prior to the real opening at 9 a.m. Topics : “ […]Looking at global stock market developments and the Indonesian stock market, which are facing pressures, due among others to the coronavirus COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Indonesia Stock Exchange is taking steps to minimize pressures on the Indonesian stock market […],” the bourse wrote in a statement.Read also: Indonesian stocks hit circuit breaker upon opening in second day of trading haltThe trade of Indonesian stocks hit the circuit breaker on Thursday as the IDX imposed a 30-minute trading halt following a 5 percent slump to 4,895 at 3:33 p.m., or around half an hour prior to the end of trading for the day.The new rule will maintain auto rejection for share price increases. Stocks priced between Rp 50 and Rp 200 can soar up to 35 percent before being automatically being rejected from trading. Stocks at Rp 200 to Rp 5,000 can rise up to 25 percent. Shares above Rp 5,000 each can gain 20 percent before auto-rejection.center_img The same rules are applied for newly listed stocks. A previous stipulation had allowed them to fall and drop twice the caps of regular stocks.The new rule comes after the IDX also issued on March 10 a new policy on trading suspension for the broader stock index.According to the policy, the bourse will halt stock trading for 30 minutes if the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), falls by more than 5 percent. If the index keeps falling to more than 10 percent after the first suspension is lifted, the bourse will halt trading for another 30 minutes.Trading will be stopped entirely if the JCI plunges deeper than 15 percent. The suspension can last for more than one day with approval or upon instruction from the Financial Services Authority.last_img read more

Chelsea ready to hijack Arsenal’s move for Wilfried Zaha

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jul 2019 11:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link20.3kShares Wilfried Zaha is desperate to leave Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Chelsea are preparing to enter the race to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha from under the noses of rivals Arsenal.The Gunners have been locked in negotiations with the Eagles for the last month but have been frustrated by their £80m valuation of the Ivory Coast international.Arsenal have had two bids rejected for Zaha and Palace have threatened to walk away from talks if a conclusion is not reached soon as they do not want to be left with limited time to find a replacement.Everton have entered the race for Zaha in the last 72 hours but the 26-year-old is less keen on a move to Goodison Park.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Lampard will be given significant backing in the transfer market (Picture: Getty)He remains intent on leaving and Arsenal’s chances of landing him appeared strong given the lack of competition from their top six rivals.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the Telegraph claim that Chelsea are prepared to move for Zaha despite their two-window transfer ban.The Blues have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn their ban but they accept it’s unlikely that they will be able to register new signings until the summer of 2020.But that doesn’t stop the club planning for next summer and they have plenty of money to spend following the departures of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata, which raised around £140m for the club.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalRoman Abramovich will give Frank Lampard significant backing to strengthen his squad and the likes of Pedro and Willian could both leave next summer, meaning there’s room on the wings for Zaha.Another advantage in Chelsea’s favour is Palace’s interest in Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park and Roy Hodgson would ideally like to make the move permanent.Arsenal are unlikely to meet Palace’s valuation of Zaha and it may require the Ivorian to go on strike to force through a move.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Ed Woodward to complete Harry Maguire transfer after Eric Bailly injury Chelsea ready to hijack Arsenal’s move for Wilfried Zaha Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Wolf Administration Announces Bollman Hat Company to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Lancaster County, Creating 41 New Jobs

first_imgWolf Administration Announces Bollman Hat Company to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Lancaster County, Creating 41 New Jobs August 26, 2015 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Bollman Hat Company, the oldest hat maker in the U.S., will expand its operations in Adamstown, Lancaster County. The expansion will create 41 new, full-time jobs.“Bollman’s decision to bring a product line from China to Lancaster County shows that the momentum is beginning to shift and manufacturing jobs are coming back to Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration is committing to ensuring the manufacturing sector continues to thrive in Pennsylvania, creating good, family-sustaining jobs.”Bollman Hat Company will expand operations by purchasing equipment and bringing outsourced production in China to its headquarters in Adamstown. The company plans to invest at least $387,000 on the project and has also committed to the creation of 41 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 176 current positions over the next three years.Bollman Hat Company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $60,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $82,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, and $18,450 in WEDnetPA funding.“Moving production of the iconic Kangol cap to our factory and creating new manufacturing jobs is very exciting for our employee-owners,” Don Rongione, president and CEO of Bollman Hat Company said. “The support from the Governor’s Action Team is a key component to proceeding with moving this equipment to Pennsylvania and we appreciate this support and commitment.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Founded in 1868, the Bollman Hat Company is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of men’s, women’s, and children’s headwear and accessories. Bollman sells its product in 77 countries and has sites on four continents.For further information on Bollman Hat Company, visit www.bollmanhats.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more