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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” I was lucky with Premier Oil (LSE: PMO). I bought some shares back in the oil price crisis. They subsequently slumped, but I sold later when they recovered the bulk of the loss. Since then, the Premier Oil share price has been volatile, to say the least, and it’s been hammered badly in the Covid-19 crisis.Premier Oil has been at risk of going bust and has escaped by the skin of its teeth a number of times now. And the way its fortunes have been swinging, I’ve been lurching between positive and negative opinions. When I last covered the stock, I thought I saw a buy (even if I wouldn’t touch it again myself).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…My take, in June, was this: “Either the company will collapse under the weight of its debt and the price will drop to zero. Or it will survive, will get back to chipping away at that debt, and the PMO share price will climb over the long term.”But it looks like chipping away won’t be enough, as interim results released Thursday showed a fall in operating cash flow. For the first half of 2019, the firm reported a figure of $545m, but this year it’s down to $324m. And free cash flow of $25m (down from $188m) just doesn’t make much of a dent in the debt pile.Premier Oil share price fallsOn top of that, Premier needs to find the cash to fund the acquisition of some assets from BP. I think investors could be forgiven for wondering if a buying spree is a good move for a company in this state at this time.Anyway, we now have plans for a massive new equity issue. And that news knocked 25% off the Premier Oil share price on the day. It’s down around 25p again, and I’m still mightily relieved that I sold when I did.Premier proposes to issue $230m in new shares to cover its proposed BP acquisitions. And then another $300m for debt reduction, of which senior creditors will underwrite $205m in a debt-to-equity conversion. If at least $325m (excluding the underwriting by creditors) is not raised, the plan will be off. The company’s current market cap is only around $330m, so it’s a big issue.On the brink again?Creditors are underwriting part of the deal, but I’m not sure that really lends confidence. After all, they wouldn’t exactly gain if they declined to do so and Premier went bust. So what’s going to happen to the Premier Oil share price now?I find myself yet again thinking we’re looking at a life or death pivot for Premier. If the deal goes ahead, there’ll be huge dilution. But it might push the debt crisis back at least a few years — and the shares could recover strongly. But if it doesn’t, investors might end up saying goodbye to it all.What I do know is that I’m going nowhere near it, either way. I’d prefer a more relaxing pursuit… like shark wrestling. Why I think the Premier Oil share price could be at another crucial turning point
40 sqm Refurbishment / SFARO Year: Architects: SFARO Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Boaz Lavi & Jonathan BlumText description provided by the architects. Following Tel-Aviv’s soaring housing prices over the last 3 years, many people were forced to renovate their existing apartments instead of selling and buying bigger ones. This owner decided to transform her studio apartment into a 1 bedroom, including storage units, a large separate kitchen and a full size queen bedroom. Save this picture!PlanAs a design solution, we chose to condense all the programmatic functions and storage units into a cube which was centered in the middle of the space, thus dividing the apartments into 4 zones, while maintaining a 360 degree circulation around it, which makes the space seem endless and bigger than it actually is. Save this picture!© Boaz Lavi & Jonathan BlumBy adding sliding doors that disappear into the cube, the space can be altered according to the time of day and the various needs of the owner, contributing further more to the sense of a multi-functional and multi-layered space. Save this picture!© Boaz Lavi & Jonathan BlumProject gallerySee allShow less”Meeting the Sea Through Memory” Proposal / oiio architecture officeArticlesManifestations : The Immediate Future of 3D Printing Buildings and Materials ScienceArticlesProject locationAddress:Tel Aviv, IsraelLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 40 sqm Refurbishment / SFAROSave this projectSave40 sqm Refurbishment / SFARO Projects Area: 40 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Housing “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/183169/40-sqm-refurbishment-sfaro Clipboard Save this picture!© Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum+ 10 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/183169/40-sqm-refurbishment-sfaro Clipboard CopyHousing, Refurbishment•Israel Photographs CopyAbout this officeSFAROOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentInteriorsResidentialRefurbishmentIsraelPublished on November 13, 2011Cite: “40 sqm Refurbishment / SFARO” 13 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775998/house-in-rato-chp-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775998/house-in-rato-chp-arquitectos Clipboard Portugal Houses CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Lisboa, Portugal 2014 Photographs ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeCHP ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentLisboaPortugalPublished on October 28, 2015Cite: “House in Rato / CHP Arquitectos” [Casa em Rato / CHP Arquitectos] 28 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Photographs: Leonardo FinottiClient:2R Empreendimentos ImobiliáriosAuthors:Fernando O’Leary, Pedro Domingues, Pedro FariaCity:SertãozinhoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess Specs Photographs Projects Year: Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiText description provided by the architects. The rough, sturdy exterior of the stone contains and protects the preciousness in its interior. By closing itself to the street, the building conserves in its center what in it exists of most valuable, the void. The patio here plays the role of an articulation element and stage for everyday life. The existence of the central space as an event and nucleus of spatial organization is an incentive to the encounter of people and collective coexistence.Save this picture!PerspectiveRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEADoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiBased on a government program that offers attractive financing conditions for low-income families (called Minha Casa Minha Vida), the project emerges with the premise of building with the minimum of financial resources, the maximum of architectural incentives for harmonious living among its residents. Therefore, the challenge was determined by the fundamental parameters of the project: to build eight apartments, with a suite and a bedroom with a hallway bathroom, summing approximately 70m2 with construction cost under 1,300 BRL (approximately 400 USD) per square meter.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiIn this way, the project explores the volumetric quality of containing the empty space and defining the internal courtyard of the building, opposed to the preconceived occupation for this type of project, that usually has no interaction within itself or adjacent urban elements. The implantation of Vila Amelia around the void suggests the occupation of the collective space and places it as a central issue in the functional structure of the building.Save this picture!Section A + BBy elevating the courtyard to the condition of a programmatic articulator, the collective conforms the private so that they relate at various moments in the building. The rooms face areas of less traffic and permanence, while the social areas of the apartments face the internal patio, in which the presence of vegetation provides privacy to the units and quality of life to the residents.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAs a way to reduce the expenses with construction work, the building was designed with an ideal structural modulation for the construction in reinforced concrete and prefabricated slabs. Steel structured walkways articulate the volumes with conventional brick masonry closings. The windows and doors have standard market dimensions and are arranged in different ways, composing the final appearance of the building. The slightly sloped rooftop stipulated by the inclination of the roof that covers the upper slab, allows greater sunlight for the patio and contributes to the composition of the facade of the building.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiVila Amelia proposes in a simple way a new practice in the way of life of its residents. The project results from a convergence between built and unbuilt spaces conditioning this way of life. The void supplements the building and acts as a catalyst for social situations.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessUNStudio Founder Launches Startup for Shaping Human-Focused Smart CitiesArchitecture NewsZaha Hadid Architects to Design Navi Mumbai International AirportArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889979/vila-amelia-vaga Clipboard Brazil CopyAbout this officeVAGAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSertãozinhoBrazilPublished on March 14, 2018Cite: “Vila Amélia / VAGA” 14 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Computer Aid International, the non-profit supplier of refurbished Pentium class computers to schools and community organisations in developing countries, has appointed Richard Kendall as Director of Business Development.Richard will be responsible for overseeing and managing the PC donations process, which will include streamlining and increasing current supplies. He will also oversee the finance, human resources (HR) and facilities management. Richard joined Computer Aid International from youth charity Raleigh International where he held the position of Director of Resources for more than ten years. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Computer Aid International appoints Director of Business Development 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. Richard said: “The upcoming Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive which became EC law in February 2003 and will become UK law by Autumn 2004 has made many companies and individuals rethink their PC disposal strategy. Once the law is ratified we are hoping that a charitable donation will be seen as the quick and easiest solution to WEEE-compliance.” Howard Lake | 12 September 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Half of nonprofits report income drop, says Global Fundraising Confidence Survey www.managementcentre.co.uk 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. The report reveals that income to not-for-profit organisations across the world who responded to the survey fell by 3%. Of the 50% of organisations which saw a drop in income over the past year, almost 20% saw their income fall by over 10%.In contrast, of the 33% of not-for-profit organisations which saw an increase in income, 14% reported income growth of 10% or more.Not-for-profit organisations in Asia have suffered the most in the past year, with an average income drop of 13%, with those in Europe reporting a more modest drop of 1%.The report shows that fundraisers do not attribute changes in solely to the recession and economic crisis. They cited additional causes such as difficulties in recruiting good fundraisers, poor crisis leadership from other directors and the board, and a lack of effective strategy for dealing with the crisis.The senior fundraisers were asked what factors had helped them to sustain or increase income. The most common factors reported were:• Increased investment in fundraising and working harder to counteract anticipated income falls• Finding new sources of income• Major donors stepping in to boost income• Innovation in fundraising to create new offeringsThe survey asked respondents what actions they had taken to tackle the impact of the recession. Over half selected either ‘fighting for market share – expansion has been our key tactic’ (30%) or ‘taking effective action quickly to maintain donations’ (25%).The report shares the advice of these senior fundraisers on what to do to build income in these difficult and unusual times. The most common recommendations were:• Stay close to donors. Work with them to explain the situation for beneficiaries, but do not put them under too much pressure• Diversify and improve communication with donors. Get to know their needs better by improving research and databases. Make sure feedback is sought and treated seriously• Apply a variety of fundraising approaches, do not just stick to one. Linked to this was a desire to use social media more effectively• Reduce costs through a range of measures from applying low cost fundraising methods to applying a pay freeze• Be innovative – this covered a range of suggestions, including working closely with other similar organisationsOverall the senior fundraisers surveyed were optimistic about the future: 56% said that they feel more optimistic about the coming 12 months in terms of raising funds.One third (33%) felt much the same, and 11% felt less optimistic. Europeans were by far the most pessimistic region, with just 30% feeling optimistic about the coming year, compared to over 70% of Asians and Australasians.Bernard Ross, Director of The Management Centre, said: “The report broadly reflects what we’re hearing from fundraisers worldwide as part of our consulting work. Fundraisers have been quick to adjust to the economic climate, and our experience is that roughly a third of not-for-profit organisations are stepping up to the challenge of the recession, and as a result becoming more effective and actually raising more income.“In many cases, not-for-profit organisations report that donors are responding to increased need by increasing donations. But it’s not easy. Fundraisers are having to work harder and smarter to raise funds.“Major donors and innovation are seen as drivers for better results. It’s also interesting to note that many see social media as playing a key role, although in my experience fundraisers are still uncertain about how to do this. But the most common advice from successful fundraisers was probably the best: “stay close to donors in as many different ways as you can”.”You can watch Bernard Ross present a summary of these findings at last week’s Global Fundraising Futures Seminar in London: 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 September 2009 | News The Management Centre has published its Global Fundraising Confidence Survey 2009, and reports that 50% of not-for-profit organisations globally report a decline in income over the past year. At the same time, 33% experienced an increase in income.The survey, conducted between May and August 2009, is based on the views of 126 leading fundraising directors and sector experts from Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia and Africa about the impact of the financial crisis on the not-for-profit sector.The report follows a similar survey by the Management Centre in 2008. It highlights which organisations, causes and regions have and will be most affected and what strategies fundraisers should adopt to overcome economic instability. The survey also looked at senior fundraisers’ levels of confidence for fundraising in the yera ahead. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy International recession Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
184 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 The amount donated to charity via Payroll Giving schemes increased by £3.5m this year, the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations (APGO) has announced.Figures provided by APGO members show that employees from companies around the UK gave £122.5m in the financial year 2015-16, compared to £119m in the year 2014-2015: an increase of 3%.More than one million people give directly to charity through their company’s Payroll Giving scheme.Employers who match their employees’ donations have also given more, with their additional contributions totalling £7m, an increase of 6% on last year. It means that £130m in total went to good causes via Payroll Giving last year.Panikos Efthimiou, chair of the APGO, said:“Payroll Giving is a great way to support good causes which is tax-effective, hassle-free and provides a crucial regular source of income to thousands of charities.” 183 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: payroll giving Payroll Giving Scheme Research / statistics Melanie May | 4 July 2016 | News Payroll Giving increases by £3.5m 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17
Print Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Previous articleSenior Football clubs join forces to raise money for front line staffNext articleRadiographers in UHL making everyone smile Raffaele Rocca WhatsApp Cyclist Man Racing Bike OutdoorFOLLOWING the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, SportIreland and the Government of Ireland.Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating tothe Covid-19 virus pandemic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Considering the nature of the public health emergency Ireland and the world is currently dealing with and the progressive evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided that it is in thebest interests of everyone associated with the event and the wider public to temporarily postpone the 2020 event from its planned start date on June 10th next” said Eugene Moriarty, the 2020 Race Director.He added “The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly, but when we consider the on-going restrictionsthat are in place, the current workload of An Garda Síochána, County Councils and the Health Service, all of whom play integral roles in an event of this stature, we feel it is only appropriate that planning for the 2020 Rásdoes not add to the immediate burden faced by our critical frontline public servants”Cáirde Rás Tailteann will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates that may be relevant asmore information becomes available. The group has made many preparations for the 2020 event and currentlyis now actively working toward staging Rás Tailteann in the latter half of the 2020 racing season, after July.They will continue to work with Cycling Ireland to promote the event on any suitable date that may becomeavailable before the end of the 2020 season. They will reassess the situation in the first week of June and releasea formal update thereafter.According to Ger Campbell the 2020 Route Designer “we do not foresee any changes to the route that has beenpublished, so it will be a matter of managing any changes that may be necessary in relation to a change of dates.This is of course contingent on any opportunity that may become available to put the Rás safely back on the roads of Ireland later in 2020, if the prevailing circumstances would allow and most importantly that it is safe todo so”Promoted under Cycling Ireland rulesThe race receives financial support from Sport Ireland.Email: [email protected] Web: www.rasireland.ieCáirde Rás Tailteann understand that the decision to postpone is disappointing to all the teams, riders, officials,supporters and the wider sporting public who expressed such overwhelming support for the return of the event tothe roads of Ireland in 2020.However, they are confident that should pandemic abate there is no reason currently that could prevent 2020Rás from going ahead in the latter half of the season.The post 2020 Rás Tailteann Postponed appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Twitter Email News2020 Rás Tailteann PostponedBy Raffaele Rocca – April 6, 2020 68
Twitter Randy Parkinson and his wife Carol Parkinson of Fairhope, Ala., look at paintings made by President George W. Bush currently on exhibit at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland Friday, February 9, 2018. The couple were in Midland to visit Rudy Parkinson, of Midland. WhatsApp By admin – February 19, 2018 Rudy Parkinson, of Midland looks at paintings made by President George W. Bush currently on exhibit at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland Friday, February 9, 2018. It’s Presidents Day and a Monday so the Museum of the Southwest is closed — but you can celebrate a day or two late and have a chance to see the artwork of a former president who once called West Texas home.Growing out of President George W. Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” brings together 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served the nation with honor since 9/11 — and whom he has come to know personally.Docents and staff at the museum are quick to offer interesting information about the paintings and the former president. Don’t be shy about asking questions about the exhibit. A video near the front of the exhibit offers some thoughts from Bush and others about the show.The traveling exhibit’s permanent home is the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. The show opened in January at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland — a fitting spot as Bush has lived in both Midland and Odessa. WhatsApp Pinterest Randy Parkinson and his wife Carol Parkinson of Fairhope, Ala., look at paintings made by President George W. Bush currently on exhibit at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland Friday, February 9, 2018. The couple were in Midland to visit Rudy Parkinson, of Midland. Previous articleSTONE: Is your bathroom making you sick?Next articleCOLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB men show potential in Senior Day dismantling of Texas A&M-Kingsville admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Creamy Fruit SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Randy Parkinson and his wife Carol Parkinson of Fairhope, Ala., look at paintings made by President George W. Bush currently on exhibit at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland Friday, February 9, 2018. The couple were in Midland to visit Rudy Parkinson, of Midland. Home Local News As Presidents Day is observed, Bush paintings exhibit continues in Midland museum 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Local News As Presidents Day is observed, Bush paintings exhibit continues in Midland museum 1 of 3 Facebook ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Bush officials said the opportunity to show the portraits around the country is valuable.“While the exhibit was open at the Bush Center, thousands of people had the opportunity to come through and learn firsthand about the stories of the men and women who serve our nation. We’re excited that more and more people will have that opportunity as this artwork travels the country, helping raise awareness of the issues facing our warriors as they transition to civilian life,” The Bush Institute’s Col. Matthew Amidon said via email.In an interview last year with VOA (www.voanews.com), the former president himself spoke about veterans who were the inspiration behind the effort to paint their portraits for an exhibit and book, titled “Portraits of Courage: A Commander-in-Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.”He told Voice of America that he hopes the art speaks for itself, but Portraits of Courage is also a fundraiser for veterans.All proceeds from the sale of the Portraits of Courage book, including a more expensive, limited edition signed by the former president, will help fund programs of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, which aims to help military members transition to civilian life, help veterans find employment if needed, and address ways to treat both the visible and invisible injuries of war.Museum officials, in a press release, stated “our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries — both visible and invisible — that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life.”This exhibition is sponsored by Robert E. and Donna Landreth Family Fund at Permian Basin Area Foundation, Roni and Wes Perry/PBEX Resources, LLC, the Rea Charitable Trust, OGX Resources and Lois and Richard Folger.