Astoria Investments Limited ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAstoria Investments Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Astoria Investments Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Astoria Investments Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Astoria Investments Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAstoria Investments Limited is an investment company with permanent capital. The company runs its operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Mauritius. Astoria Investments invests in global equity dominated holdings of primarily direct, high quality listed businesses. The company invests in sectors such as technology, insurance, pharmaceutical, entertainment, financial, consumer products, retail and transportation. Astoria Investments Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Light Valley / Future Studio

first_imgArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  98 m² Area:  98 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Toshiyuki YanoPhotographs:  Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGUrban ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at Metrolinx Train StationText description provided by the architects. The building is on a 264.5m2 shaped lot in a new residential area in Kizugawa, Kyoto Prefecture. The client was a young couple in their 20’s and requested a spacious residence allowing plenty of comfort. It was designed to secure ample space and light while protecting the client’s privacy. There was also a need to design the residence to be able to flexibly adjust to changing lifestyles as children grow.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe building surrounds the garden on the south side of the lot, and the entrance and parking space is on the north side facing the road. Having two layers of this gives birth to a linear volume with a gentle curve. We then gave this volume privacy while making it as open as possible toward the garden, and considered ways to create a space that best utilizes light, the most important element.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe sun rises from east, paints the skies in south and sets in west. This is a fundamental rule that governs natural light, and our theme in this design was to present it in a way that showcases its beauty and using it to create a space with changing faces. To this end we conceived the idea of “Light Valley.” On the ceiling are slit top lights in a spiral that give the space different light volume and intensity depending on the season, time, and weather. Light lines appear clearly on a fine day, and on a cloudy day the lines vanish and dim and vacuous light fills the room. From morning to afternoon to evening, the light lines cast change with time — and like the sundial, the many faces of light would enable the residents to feel the passing of time in serene tranquility.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe floor plan was created based on the principles of light as well. The main bedroom, the Japanese-style room, and the dining room were placed in a zone that allows for plenty of morning sun (morning zone), the living room in the afternoon zone, and the children’s room in the evening zone. The second floors on the east and west ends are unused for the time being, but this seemingly redundant space plays a critical role in adjusting to the family’s changing lifestyles. This space adds depth to the living space and accentuates the linear light valleys.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDALE /Unbuilt ProjectBed, Breakfast & BauhausArchitecture News Share 2012 “COPY” CopyHouses•Kyoto, Japan Light Valley / Future StudioSave this projectSaveLight Valley / Future Studio 2012 Year:  Year:  Architects: Future Studio Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 17 Share Light Valley / Future Studio Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFuture StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyotoBunzo OgawaHousesJapanPublished on October 21, 2013Cite: “Light Valley / Future Studio” 21 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave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

Oxfam looks ahead to Christmas

first_img Tagged with: Digital Trading Howard Lake | 20 August 2003 | News Oxfam looks ahead to Christmas  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam Trading is asking its Web site visitors for ideas for its Christmas product range.It might still be the summer holidays but Oxfam Trading wants help from its supporters to develop its product range for Christmas. In particular it wants to know “who presents the biggest challenge when it comes to gifts” at Christmas?If you nominate your “difficult-to-buy-for loved one” via the Oxfam online survey you will automatically be entered in a prize draw to win a selection of Fair Trade products. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Face-to-face campaigns featured for first time in Institute’s awards

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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 14 July 2005 | News Tagged with: Awards An award specifically for face-to-face fundraising campaigns was included for the first time in the annual Professional Fundraising magazine/Institute of Fundraising Awards. Sponsored by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s (PFRA) , the award was won by VSO, which used face-to-face street fundraising, provided by Dialogue Direct (DD), for the first time this year. The initiative exceeded targets for recruited donors and achieved a high level of Gift Aid commitment. The award entry also highlighted the amount of training given to fundraisers by both DD and VSO, enabling staff to effectively communicate VSO’s work to potential donors.Also shortlisted for the award was NSPCC, who used Gift Fundraising to inspire people to support the ‘Someone To Turn To’ campaign, achieving the target of 2100 new donors in less than six weeks. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Face-to-face campaigns featured for first time in Institute’s awards  24 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

Led by Donkeys aims for £1m+ donation to JCWI through domain name sale

first_img$24m in a weekend: what ACLU did next (27 February 2017)Courage: why guts are needed in fundraising (10 December 2018)What Brexit means for the fundraising and charity sector (7 July 2016) A million would be UNREAL.? REAL action from politicians to create a fairer, more humane immigration system would be even better. ?— JCWI (@JCWI_UK) November 21, 2019 Led by Donkeys aims for £1m+ donation to JCWI through domain name sale Joint Council for the Welfare of ImmigrantsThe group are also encouraging people to donate directly to the JCWI, with the message “Don’t wait for Farage to give £ to @JCWI_UK – throw them some love yourselves”.Don’t wait for Farage to give £ to @JCWI_UK – throw them some love yourselves.Also, let’s #GetJohnsonGone— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) November 21, 2019The charity welcomed the offer of support and a donation, saying that it was “surprised and touched that Led By Donkeys would like to contribute such a large sum to our work at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.”In a statement the charity added: “Since 1967 we’ve held 27 Home Secretaries to account on immigration without fear or favour. Whatever the eventual Brexit outcome, or the result of the General Election, the moment to rebuild the immigration system from the ground up is now.”  172 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Cease and desistLed By Donkeys has received an eight-page ‘cease and desist’ letter from Wedlake Bell, the Brexit Party’s lawyers, asking them to stop using the Party’s logo and materials on their campaigning documents and presences, and to hand over the domain name Led By Donkeys have complied in terms of the logo but are not handing over the domain name.The campaigners took pleasure in pointing out the irony that the law firm’s letter on behalf of the Brexit Party cites European Union law five times as justification of its claim.We own Farage and co have sent us a long legal letter demanding we give it to him. Well, he can have the website… for a million quid, all proceeds to the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (price goes up £50k a day)— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) November 21, 2019General Election Advent calendarThe site at features a General Election Advent calendar. Behind each door is an example of “the collaboration and highlighting the lunacy and hypocrisy of their Brexit position over the past few months,” said co-founder Oliver Knowles.Past billboards have featured quotes, such as “I’m not in the least bit worried by chlorinated chicken” by Jacob Rees-Mogg. Led By Donkeys has achieved prominence for their anti-Brexit campaign by crowdfunding to fund large posters and projections featuring politicians’ volte-face and contradictory promises and claims for what Brexit will achieve.center_img  171 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Brexit politics rage fundraising Anti-Brexit campaign group Led By Donkeys is offering to sell the domain name for over £1 million to Nigel Farage. They say they will then donate the fee to the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.The group bought, registered and used the domain name and other similar versions as part of their campaigning activity ahead of the May 2019 European elections.They are using the site to highlight “examples of lies, lunacy & hypocrisy from the Conservatives and their new allies, the Brexit Party”.They are increasing the fee for the domain name by £50,000 a day. The Brexit Party, run by Nigel Farage, uses as its main web presence.Dunno if he’ll cough up, but for now we’ve turned into a Tory-Brexit Party electoral alliance advent calendar. Open a new door every day until Dec 12 to see examples of lies, lunacy & hypocrisy from the Conservatives and their new allies, the Brexit Party— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) November 21, 2019 Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 November 2019 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Centre’s Order Reducing Oxygen Supply Hit Maharashtra As A Bolt From Blue : Bombay High Court Directs Restoration Of Earlier Quantity

first_imgTop StoriesCentre’s Order Reducing Oxygen Supply Hit Maharashtra As A Bolt From Blue : Bombay High Court Directs Restoration Of Earlier Quantity Sharmeen Hakim21 April 2021 7:55 PMShare This – xTaking strong exception to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s communication which cut down the oxygen supply to Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court(Nagpur Bench) directed on Wednesday night that the oxygen supply should continue as before.The Court was referring to the communication dated April 18 issued by the Ministry, which cut down the oxygen supply to Nagpur from a plant in Bhilai(Chhattisgarh) as 60 metric tonnes from 110 metric tonnes.The Court said that this communication from the Union Ministry “has hit the State of Maharashtra as a bolt from the blue”.A division bench of Justices Sunil Sukre and SM Modak questioned the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for reducing the supply of oxygen to Maharashtra from the Bhilai Plant despite the State bearing the load of 40% Covid19 patients in India, and directed restoration of supply. “In this situation of emergency where 40% of the patients are from Maharashtra, respondent no. 3 (CDSCO) should have increased the supply of Oxygen to 200-300 MT. Unfortunately, things have gone in a reverse manner. Considering the dire need for Oxygen, we restore 110 MT supply of O2 from the Bhilai plant to Maharashtra”.After an urgent sitting held at 8 PM on Wednesday night, the bench ordered that the supply of oxygen to Nagpur from Bhilai should continue as 110 MT as per earlier practice, notwithstanding the communication issued by the Union Ministry.”…we direct that notwithstanding the communication dated 18.4.2021 issued by theMinistry of Health and Family Welfare, PRAX AIR -Bhilai shall continue to supply 110 metric tons of liquid oxygen to the State of Maharashtra until further orders” Significantly, the court passed several other directions while hearing its Suo Motu PIL on the adequate supply of what is considered to be a life-saving drug Remdesivir and what is considered a lifeline of Covid patients – Oxygen supply. Supply of Remdesivir After expressing anguish over the non-compliance of its order, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court ensured Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region receives its share (12,404 vials) of Remdesivir injection and the State its share of oxygen, in an urgent hearing on Wednesday night. On April 19 Court directed 10,000 vials of Remdesivir to be supplied to Nagpur District by the end of the day on an application through Advocate Tushar Mandlekar, however, the Bench was livid at the evasive answers given by the officials, for not complying with its order. “If you don’t feel ashamed of yourself, we are feeling ashamed of ourselves for being part of such a nasty society. We are not able to do anything for the helpless patients of Maharashtra. You don’t have any solution?,” the Bench observed before directing officials to meet and come up with a concrete solution for the non-availability of Remdesivir by 8 pm. Wednesday. During the urgent sitting, the District Commissioner, FDA, tendered a break up of the vials that would be supplied by each of the seven Remdesivir manufacturers, informing the bench that 5652 vials have been received between April 19 and April 21, and 6520 vials will be given by tonight, latest by Thursday morning. The Bench noted the Divisional Commissioner of Nagpur’s submissions that the vials will be equitably distributed. In view of the above, we direct the nodal authority to distribute the vials in Nagpur among all govt and private hospitals latest by tomorrow evening. ASGI UM Aurangabadkar for the Union submitted that the total production capacity of all the seven companies is 88 lakh vials per month. Other experts present at the hearing opined that this production was sufficient to cater to all serious patients in India, especially Nagpur. Therefore, if manufacturers were directed to streamline their supply process to all States in India, there would be no shortage of Remdesivir drug and it will eventually eliminate the malpractice of sale of these drugs in the black-market. The Bench then directed the ASGI to obtain instructions from the Ministry regarding steps taken by them under the Drugs Control Act and other relevant Acts to ensure fair and equal distribution of this drug not only to Maharashtra or Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, but to the entire nation. The Bench directed the Commissioner of CDSCO to appear before it physically or virtually and apprise the court of steps taken by him to ensure proper supply of this drug to the entire nation and to avoid unnecessary hoarding of this drug. We hope these directions would bring some relief to distressed patients in Nagpur and Vidarbha region by tomorrow. The Joint Commissioner of FDA, Nagpur has been directed to take action against black marketers and supply 100 vials to Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur as the Dean hasn’t received a single vial despite 900 patients. We request the Dean to send a message to the Registrar of the High Court about the compliance of this order. Don’t disrupt Oxygen supply to Maharashtra Regarding the supply of oxygen, the court noted that the scenario is disappointing. According to figures, the total requirement of oxygen in Nagpur is 166.5 metric tonnes and other districts of the Vidarbha region is 66-100 MT. Nagpur has certain oxygen plants bearing an Oxygen generation capacity of 146 (MT). Of this, Bhilai Steel Plant generates and supplies 110 MT to the entire state of Maharashtra. This has been reduced to 60 MT by an order dated 18/4/21 issued by DG MoHFW. There is a shortfall of about 100 MT between the demand and supply of oxygen. The communication has hit Maharashtra…Considering the dire need for O2, we restore 110 MT supply of O2 from the Bhilai plant to Maharashtra. The Bench directed Jt. Commissioner of FDA Nagpur that there should be no breakdown of the supply of Oxygen in Nagpur. In case if any hospital is short of oxygen, then they may contact the Divisional Commissioner/FDA Jt. Commissioner/Collector of Nagpur. A 1000 Bed Hospital The Court lauded the efforts of Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, the Divisional Commissioner, Nagpur, after he informed the court that steps are being taken to provide Covid treatment facilities to the patients near Lloyd Steel Plant at Wardha and modalities are being worked out and capacity of this hospital could be around 1000 to 1500 beds. He also informed the court that for the next 20 to 30 days, the administration expects that substantial progress in this regard would have been done. [Suo-Motu P.I.L. No.4 of 2020 (Court on its own motion vs. Union of India and Ors.]Click here to read/download the order TagsBombay High Court Nagpur Bench COVID19 Justice Sunil Sukre Justice SM Mo Oxygen Supply Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai weed out illegal driver in Letterkenny

first_img WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – September 9, 2019 center_img Previous articleBuncrana Sewerage Scheme Network Project set to begin next yearNext articleBurst water main affecting Lisfannon area News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A driver in Letterkenny has been caught with a quantity of cannabis while also having no tax or insurance. Gardai stopped the car on Friday evening after observing that neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seat belts.Upon further inspection of the car they discovered that there was no insurance or tax on the car.A search was then carried out on the car and its occupants which led to a quantity of cannabis being found.The car was subsequently seized and summonses will be issued in due course.Gardai are warning that illegal drugs destroy lives.They are also reminding the public to wear their seatbelt and to always have valid insurance and Tax/NCT before using it in a public place. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Gardai weed out illegal driver in Letterkenny Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Black influencers join together to carve out a space for their work to be valued

first_imgABCBy ASHAN SINGH and STEPHANIE FASANO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Last month, at a mansion in Atlanta called the Collab Crib, a group of creators is hoping to shake things up.The group was putting together their own rendition of the “Buss It” challenge. Having recently gone viral on TikTok, the challenge had caught the attention of celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Chloe Bailey, each dropping it at the “Buss It” line of Erica Banks’ song.These creators are only some of the 35 people who live between two mansions — Collab Crib and Valid Crib. They’re comedians and actors, and singers and dancers. Altogether, they have amassed billions of views on their social media platforms.“When you try to explain it, it really sounded like a cheat code,” said Noah Webster “Because it’s like, how do you pull this off? But really, it’s just honestly, because we’re in the future now, social media… Everybody [is] on TikTok, Instagram. If you’re not, what are you doing?”Following the country’s racial gut check last year, the fight for equality hasn’t stopped. On social media, sometimes without even realizing it, influencers of color like those at Valid and Collab have been taking back the narrative of online ownership and credit for one’s work — and the financial rewards that come with going viral, too.Having followed the social media industry since YouTube was in its infancy, Dorsey is keenly aware of the demand and value or content. So, why not create a house for creating content?“We have social media celebrities that come together to make content via their Instagram, their YouTube, their TikToks… These days, a lot of companies and brands want and need content,” Dorsey said. “When we would travel together. We would get together in different Airbnbs and different houses in other cities, and we noticed that their numbers would grow like crazy when they were together just in a short period of time. So I said, what if we just lived all together?”Between both houses, the average age of the creators is barely 20. With over 14 million followers and over 360 million likes, brands have taken notice.Of the two houses, Valid Crib began organically via a group chat started by best friends Devron Harris and D’Aydrian Harding.“I knew, over time, as we kept gradually adding more people to the group chat … I was looking at everybody’s content, [and] everybody in our group is actually funny,” said Harding. “The people in our group are actually funny … and that’s how we all integrated with each other.”“I finally quit my job, started making some money, and that’s when I started taking it serious, like, ‘OK, this could be on some serious joint,’” Harris added. “And then it starts getting off, then I moved to [Atlanta], then I met Adrian and the rest of Valid Crib.”Black creators and influencers like Harris and Harding have been pushing back against long-existing disparities and carving out space where their work is not only valued but respected.“Sometimes, Black influencers, traditionally, haven’t gotten the brand deals because they don’t have the numbers,” said Taylor Lorenz, a culture and technology reporter for The New York Times. “I think it’s hard being an influencer. You basically make money by having people relate to you and a lot of white suburban kids feel like they can’t relate to young Black kids in America.”“They have traditionally sort of taken what they wanted from those communities, and maybe whitewashed it but not really paid homage or respect to the actual creators creating this stuff,” she added.Dorsey says he’s seen these low numbers, particularly with TikTok, which Lorenz said breaks from other social media networks in that a person doesn’t need a huge following to go viral.“You don’t have to have a single follower … because all of the feeds, all of the content, is distributed through this ‘For You’ page,” Lorenz said. “It’s this algorithm that plucks the best content from the whole app and uses technology to kind of determine who to show it to.”The platform has come under fire for its algorithm in the past, such as last summer, when users called out that it had blocked the hashtags for Black Lives Matter and George Floyd.At the time, the company said, “We acknowledge and apologize to our Black creators and community who have felt unsafe, unsupported or suppressed. We don’t ever want anyone to feel that way. We welcome voices of the Black community wholeheartedly.”In a more recent statement to ABC News regarding the issues these black creators raised, the company said, in part, “We continue to remain committed to elevating and amplifying Black voices and creators in our community. We’ve launched the TikTok for Black Creatives program, a new incubator program that will invest in and support emerging Black creators. … We care about the experiences Black creators have on TikTok and continue to work each and every day to create a supportive environment for our Black community.”Dorsey says a lot of the dance challenges people have seen blow up on TikTok were initially created by Black people before being co-opted by white people, who went on to monetize their viral success.One such example is the “Renegade” challenge, which was created by 16-year-old Jalaiah Harmon in 2019. White creators went on to popularize the dance without giving Harmon credit.More attention translates into more followers, which in turn leads to bigger and better business deals.“The first way that influencers monetize is through ads,” Lorenz said. “They post ads for different products on their page. Another way that influencers monetize is through launching their own products. … They launch their own makeup, beauty clothing line, or they start selling, you know, even water bottles. Something that they consider synonymous with their brand.”She went on to say, “A lot of influencers will use different platforms that kind of generate recurring revenue so that they know how much they’re getting each month.”In Dorsey’s experience, someone who has 500,000 followers who can get 200,000 views per post could make anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 for each ad.Dorsey said he chose Atlanta for their home base because in Los Angeles they would “have to fight and fight for a [seat at the] table,” Atlanta offers them a chance to “build our own table.”“Atlanta is definitely next, and we got a lot of potential here in Atlanta, too,” said Harding.“It’s a Black Hollywood,” Harris added.Najja Parker, an entertainment and culture reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says the city is attractive for Black people who are seeking success in the entertainment industry but don’t want to go to LA or New York City.“You can find similar or even better success here,” she said, subsequently listing several stars who hail from the city, like T.I., Killer Mike, Ludacris, Usher and Tyler Perry.But in pioneering a new place to lift off, there’s also a lot of pressure to get it right, Dorsey says.“We’ve got one shot at this,” he said. “Only one shot to show the entire world what we can do, and it’s not only just for us, it’s going to change it for everything in Atlanta.”For what it’s worth, those who are managed by Dorsey say they wouldn’t be as successful as they are without him.“He’s been looking out for me from the beginning,” Harris said.“My whole goal for them,” Dorsey said, “is to elevate their true talent. … We’re in the course of changing history… When it’s over, and we get [what] we want, then there’s a great reward at the end.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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One in four work more than 48 hours a week

first_img Previous Article Next Article One in four work more than 48 hours a weekOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. The number of people working longer than 48 hours a week has soared since1998, according to research. The latest Living to Work survey of 1, 666 staff from the CharteredInstitute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), shows the proportion of thosewho work more than 48 hours a week has increased from one in 10, to one in fourduring the past five years. The report compares the results with the corresponding 1998 survey, andconcludes that the impact of the Government’s campaign on work-life balance hashad little or no effect to date. The only crumb of comfort for the Government lies in the fact that almostone in four employees have cut back their hours in the past five years,although the biggest single factor behind this reduction is parenthood. The report also argues that working time is ill-suited to legislativecontrol, given that so little attention is paid to the working timeregulations, which provide an opt-out clause for staff working more than 48hours. The UK’s opt-out clause is currently under review by the EuropeanCommission, which is set to publish its recommendations in November this year. CIPD head of employee relations Mike Emmott, said: “There is littlesupport from the survey for arguments that the current option for employees toopt out from the 48-hour week should be removed,” he said. The report also shows that the average working week for women has increasedby three-and-a-half hours to its current level of 33.9 hours. The averageworking week for all staff stands at 39.6 hours, slightly up on figures for1998. last_img read more

Proptech fever returns! Investors pile £1.3m into lettings platform in a day

first_imgHome » News » Proptech fever returns! Investors pile £1.3m into lettings platform in a day previous nextProptechProptech fever returns! Investors pile £1.3m into lettings platform in a dayDespite only just surviving Covid lockdown downturn, GuestReady says its recovered by targeting longer-term lets and benefitting from the ‘staycation’ phenomenon.Nigel Lewis6th November 202001,300 Views A short and medium-lets proptech platform with a significant presence in the UK has raised £1.34 million in just 24 hours on crowdfunding site Seedrs.Over 300 investors piled in to back GuestReady, which is based in Switzerland but whose key markets include London.The company is a middleman between property owners and short and medium-term tenants, managing the properties and bookings/tenancies remotely via its platform. As well as Airbnb and it also lists on Rightmove and Zoopla.The company launched its Seedrs campaign yesterday but was almost immediately over its target of £1.3 million, helped by a £900,000 investment by a VC fund and £380,000 from Swiss investor Senn & Company, which has already ploughed £2.5 million into GuestReady.The rest of the cash came from smaller investors pitching much smaller amounts.GuestReady says earlier this year “such a strong reception from the public would have been unthinkable” after, between January to April, its revenue dropped by 80%.The company says earnings returned to pre-Covid levels by August.But while investor appetite for proptech firms in general has waned somewhat over the past year, this is not the case for any of the companies providing short-let corporate and holiday accommodation via online platforms.Investors believe companies like GuestReady can either piggy-back Airbnb’s success or cash-in on the boom in staycations, medium-term letting and the fear of using hotels.“Luckily we’ve seen increased demand from domestic travellers and for longer stays which have helped to cover a large part of the lost bookings from international travellers,” says GuestReady CEO and co-founder Alexander Limpert (picture above, sixth from left).Visit the Seedrs/GuestReady page. proptech crowdfund Alexander Limpert GuestReady airbnb seedrs November 6, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more