Rank confirms acquisition of YoBingo owner

first_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Tech & innovation Bingo 22nd May 2018 | By contenteditor The Rank Group has acquired the entire issued share capital of QSB Gaming Limited, owner of Spanish digital bingo business YoBingo.es Rank confirms acquisition of YoBingo owner Bingo The Rank Group has acquired the entire issued share capital of QSB Gaming Limited, owner of Spanish digital bingo business YoBingo.es. The initial consideration will amount to €21m ($24.7m), but subject to future performance, this purchase price could reach up to €52m. Rank said that the deal will allow it to secure a “strong digital bingo and casino presence in Spain”, as well as provide the brand with strong national recognition in the country. The firm also said the acquisition will accelerate the multi-channel strategy of its established Spanish brand ‘Enracha’ and deepen its commitment to the market. John O’Reilly, chief executive of Rank, said: “The acquisition of the YoBingo Group expands Rank’s digital footprint in Spain. “Spain is an exciting high-growth regulated market which we believe offers strong multi-channel potential. “The YoBingo Group is a well-established operation that we intend to further develop and to cross-sell into our established Spanish retail operations.” Reflecting on the news, Regulus Partners said in a note that Yo had leveraged its more than 30% estimated market share in online bingo into slots, and represented “an attractive bolt-on for Rank, by “improving online mix, overall growth and regulated international market exposure, while remaining within core gaming competence and potentially being able to leverage Spanish omni-channel”.Related article: Rank Group names O’Reilly CEO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Is the stock market crash really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get rich with shares?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 10th August, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Many have said the stock market crash in the spring of 2020 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to profit by investing in shares. But is it really? The short answer, I reckon, is ‘no’.Stock market crashes are commonAlthough a set-back in the stock market can throw up opportunities to buy shares in companies at lower valuations, such reversals are common. For example, the last event on a magnitude comparable to the coronavirus-induced crash was the credit crunch. That one caused a bear market that ended just over 11 years ago.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…Prior to the credit crunch, we saw the so-called ‘tech-wreck’. That bear market unwound the excesses of the snappily-labelled ‘dot-com boom’. The bear market switched back to bull again just over 17 years ago with that one.So, although these major events have been separated by years rather than months, they hardly qualify as once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. And I reckon we can expect more of them in the years ahead. Indeed, you’ll probably see several in your lifetime.But the great news is you don’t need a stock market crash to build wealth from shares over your investing career. Timing the markets is always difficult anyway. The most important thing is time in the markets.I admit it helps if you can invest when shares are depressed. Because there’s usually an opportunity to own a slice of the underlying business at a better valuation. And, as operations recover, you’ll often see your shares recover too, which could boost your investment performance. Indeed, such an approach is the bread and butter of long-term-focused investors such as Warren Buffett.Compounding your way to richesBut Buffett doesn’t run scarred every time the markets dip while he’s holding shares. He judges his buy and sell decisions according to the underlying value he’s seeing. And one of the main components of value is the quality of the business and its prospects in the markets it serves.Indeed, if you focus on quality and invest with a long-term investment horizon in mind, it’s almost always a good time to be in the stock market. The key to building wealth from shares, as demonstrated by Buffett and others, is to compound your money.And one of the key variables of the process of compounding is time. The longer the period of compounding, the larger the investment pot is likely to grow. And the awesome thing about compounding is it works exponentially – time really is your friend if you’re holding the shares of high-quality businesses.It’s a good time to go shopping for shares right now because, in some cases, the valuations of high-quality businesses are depressed. But it’s not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The opportunity with the stock market is that you can own quality shares for a long time and compound your investments.If you keep doing it no matter what the general stock market does, you could get rich with shares. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Is the stock market crash really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get rich with shares? 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Canterbury’s message to South Sudan’s Episcopal, Catholic bishops

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted May 14, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Rector Belleville, IL Sudan & South Sudan Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Africa, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has sent a message of support to a meeting of Episcopal and Catholic Bishops in South Sudan.The fourteen bishops, representing the Catholic and Episcopal Churches of South Sudan, met in Yei, South Sudan, from 9th – 11th May 2012.  Led by Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro and Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul, the bishops met to pray and reflect together on the relationship between the two Churches, their wider ecumenical responsibilities, and the role they can play in bringing peace and understanding between Sudan and South Sudan. Their brother bishops from the Republic of Sudan were unable to attend the meeting due to the current political situation.The message from Archbishop Rowan Williams to the bishops follows: My dear brothers in Christ,Greetings to you all in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ.I send you warmest greetings and hold you in special prayer as you meet together in Yei.  Your coming together as ECS and Catholic bishops is a great sign of hope for the people of Sudan and South Sudan and for all God’s people.When I visited in 2006, there were so many hopes after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).  We have journeyed with you through times of great celebration and severe stress and we will continue to walk with you, grateful as your brother and sisters in Christ for your steadfast witness both in sorrow and in joy.We are keenly aware of the great suffering caused by the non-implementation of several key parts of the CPA.  The cry of pain continues to be heard from South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei, as well as from those affected by the escalation of conflict in the border region between Sudan and South Sudan.  I pray that the UN Security Council Resolution and the AU Roadmap will result in real progress in settling the outstanding issues.The church’s dedicated efforts in peace-building and advocacy continue to represent a powerful witness to the gospel.  We are inspired by the untiring efforts to bring peace in Jonglei.  We also stand in special solidarity with the church’s situation in the Republic of Sudan and will continue to press for freedom of religion and worship and the safety of the Christian community.It is a great tribute to the Sudanese Church that it continues to set before the world the vision of a just and peaceful Sudan and South Sudan and to work for its transformation through holistic and equitable development for all.  I hope that this joint meeting will be a time of refreshment and encouragement for you.  May the risen Christ come among you as he did among his disciples and give you his peace.   May his Spirit come upon you and empower you mightily in this calling.With every blessing,+Rowan CantuarThe Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend John Sentamu, and facilitators from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, attended the meeting in a demonstration of solidarity by the Universal Church. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Ms Hilde Johnson, visited the bishops, who expressed to her their appreciation for the work of UNMISS, particularly in the Jonglei peace process. The bishops welcomed the peace accord signed by leaders of the six communities of Jonglei State and urged all stakeholders to implement the resolutions and recommendations.The bishops analysed the events which led to the current crisis between Sudan and South Sudan. While thanking the International Community for all its support over the years, the bishops nevertheless called for greater understanding of the aspirations of the South Sudanese people as they build a new and sovereign nation.They welcomed UN Security Council Resolution 2046 and called for its immediate and full implementation. They expressed their concern about the situation of South Sudanese and other marginalised peoples in the Republic of Sudan, and condemned the continuing aerial bombardment of civilans by Sudan Armed Forces.The bishops recommitted themselves to work ecumenically, and considered how they could strengthen the Sudan Council of Churches in this period of transition and crisis between the two nations.The bishops released a Message of Peace entitled “We have a dream”, stating:“We dream of two nations which are democratic and free, where people of all religions, all ethnic groups, all cultures and all languages enjoy equal human rights based on citizenship. We dream of two nations at peace with each other, cooperating to make the best use of their God-given resources, promoting free interaction between their citizens, living side by side in solidarity and mutual respect, celebrating their shared history and forgiving any wrongs they may have done to each other. We dream of people no longer traumatised, of children who can go to school, of mothers who can attend clinics, of an end to poverty and malnutrition, and of Christians and Muslims who can attend church or mosque freely without fear. Enough is enough.There should be no more war between Sudan and South Sudan!”The communiqué can be downloaded here as a Word document. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canterbury’s message to South Sudan’s Episcopal, Catholic bishops Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Ecumenical & Interreligious, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

WIN our awesome new limited edition Rugbydump Jersey

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Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinav…

first_imgFriis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian ForestSave this articleSaveFriis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsResidential ArchitectureHousingAarhusHousingResidentialText Message HtmlCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest ” 26 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeWritten by Karissa RosenfieldDecember 26, 2014 Share “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/582151/friis-and-moltke-designs-housing-complex-as-conceptual-scandinavian-forest Clipboard Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/582151/friis-and-moltke-designs-housing-complex-as-conceptual-scandinavian-forest Clipboard CopyFriis & Moltke has designed a new housing project in Aarhus inspired by a Scandinavian forest. Just as “moss-covered hillocks and majestic towering trunks with crowns filter light and create shimmering patterns on the forest floor,” says the architect, the Løvhusene housing complex adapts to its natural surroundings as circulatory “boardwalks” weave between a “forest” of clustered wooden residences, all centered around a shared community “clearing.”Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeFrom the architects: The basic architectural concept of the project comes from the Scandinavian forest; moss-covered hillocks and majestic towering trunks with crowns filter the light and create shimmering patterns on the forest floor. Sharp rocky surfaces intersect the soft hillocks and leaves, while floating boardwalks weave between the tree trunks. Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeThe houses are arranged like a little village in small clusters around a central space – a community. In between, the buildings allow the landscape and paths to seep through the common area, which takes on the character of a clearing in the forest. In order to guarantee views and daylight in the clearing, the lowest-lying houses have been kept at one-story, while the houses highest up on the slope rise to three stories. Together they create shifting building heights and the sloping terrain generates a varied settlement, which breaks down the scale and adapts to nature. Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeIn contrast to the soft shapes of the countryside and the forest, the mossy forest floor is taken over by distinctive concrete plateaus on various levels. In some places the hard surfaces act as terraces, in other places as floors for houses, over which sculptural, floating wooden boxes form the ceilings. Wide windows allow the forest floor tree trunks to come right up to the façade, creating an intense feeling of proximity and atmosphere. Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeThe sharp geometric shape of the floating boxes with vertical wooden cladding and compositionally placed window openings create a dialogue with the vertical tree trunks, the tree crowns and the flickering light. The houses in these boxes have a quasi-pictorial, framed view of the forest’s treetops and the sky.CompetitionLøvhuseneAwardWinning EntryArchitectsFriis & MoltkeLocationAarhus, DenmarkEngineerTækkerLandscape ArchitectTredie NaturClientTækker, Lasse LillevangArea7300.0 sqmPhotographsFriis & MoltkeCompetitionLøvhuseneAwardWinning EntryLocationAarhus, DenmarkPhotographsFriis & MoltkeArea7300.0 m2Image gallerySee allShow lessKäpäcläjui Indigenous Training Center / Entre Nos AtelierSelected ProjectsHouse in Ávila / Claudia Olalla GilSelected Projects Share Architecture Competitionslast_img read more

College secures new facilities following its first trust funding campaign

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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Funding International Fundraising Consultancy Barnet and Southgate College has opened a centre dedicated to learners with learning difficulties and disabilities and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, following its first trust funding appeal.The LLDD Centre of Excellence was formally opened on 23 April 2015 by former paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson, following the initial success of the campaign, which was developed with assistance from the International Fundraising Consultancy.The fundraising campaign has secured £280,000, which has funded equipment including a hydrotherapy pool, a sensory room, a wheelchair-accessible mini-bus, an independent living training flat, a drama studio, catering café and a sports hall with rebound therapy.Fundraising ‘unusual’ for colleges like thisStephen Forster, Director of Finance and Corporate Operations at Barnet and Southgate College said:“As a sector, colleges have tended not to partake in large-scale fundraising campaigns. However, with ever-reducing statutory budgets, it is now essential for such establishments to reach out to alternative funding sources. The uniqueness of this project really helped with the success of this appeal.” Advertisement  47 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 April 2015 | Newscenter_img College secures new facilities following its first trust funding campaign He added:“Sourcing funding to equip our LLDD Centre was a new area for the college. We didn’t have the expertise in-house to do this; and it’s a process that needs a careful approach, something we really couldn’t have done without IFC. We are well on our way to reaching our target, and I’m convinced that we will exceed it thanks to IFC.”Funders who contributedFunding has so far been received from The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, John Lyons Charity, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation and The Sobell Foundation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space

first_img  283 total views,  1 views today Elaine Bedell, Southbank Centre’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected as recipients for this generous grant, from such a strong pool of funding applications.The development of this space will give skaters and BMXers access to newly opened up, and restored, sections of the Undercroft whilst young people and schoolchildren from across the capital will benefit from a new fully accessible arena for diverse creative and learning activities.”CrowdfundingThe grant builds on the joint crowdfunding campaign for this space, launched by Long Live Southbank and Southbank Centre in June last year, which has seen support from the international skateboarding community, general public, businesses and philanthropists.Louis Woodhead of Long Live Southbank said: “Southbank has a unique creative feeling and it’s great to see this supported by the Mayor of London. LLSB and Southbank Centre have been working hard to show what can be achieved through collaboration and we’re grateful to everyone who continues to donate and support the campaign. Receiving the Good Growth Fund brings us closer to our vision to provide more space and opportunities for this creativity to grow and flourish.”The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, explained: “I am using this funding to challenge preconceptions about how regeneration takes place. I want to give all Londoners – regardless of background – the opportunity to be actively involved in their city and have more places to live, learn, work and play.” Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has awarded £700,000 in community growth and development funding to develop the Queen Elizabeth Hall Undercroft. The world famous skating space will be extended and a children and young people’s creative education centre built.The funding is part of the Mayor of London’s £70 million Good Growth Fund, which drives investments in community growth and development across the capital.Today’s grant was one to 27 projects across the capital, totalling £24 million. Over 200 organisations and groups submitted funding bids. The funding is for community assets, workspaces, green infrastructure and cultural venues.As well as the extension of skate space, the funding will enable improvements to lighting and a restoration of original 1960s banks and concrete paving. Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space Howard Lake | 7 March 2018 | News Children at a creative event at London’s South Bank AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10center_img Other Good Growth Fund recipientsMusic talent development organisation Urban Development and dance development organisation and creative producer East London Dance also secured joint funding from the Good Growth Fund. They have received £1 million to create the UK’s first National Talent House for urban culture in Stratford, east London. The GLA funding will match £1 million (£500,000 per organisation) already secured from the Arts Council England Small Capital Grants programme in 2017 and will enable the fit-out of a 1,000+ square metre historic warehouse and modern extension as part of the Sugar House Island Development (formerly Strand East) adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that will be delivered by developers Vastint 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. Advertisement  284 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: crowdfunding Funding London sport statutorylast_img read more

Edinburgh hotel partners with social enterprise to give guided tours with a difference

first_img An Edinburgh hotel has teamed up with a social enterprise to offer guests guided tours around the city, led by people who have experienced homelessness there.Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel has partnered with Invisible Cities, which has created the tours for hotel guests, starting at Charlotte Square and making their way through the sights of Edinburgh. During the tours guides will share some lesser known stories about how the city was built and why the names were chosen for some of the city’s most historical streets. Tours are conducted with physical distancing in mind and in line with local guidelines. Melanie May | 21 October 2020 | News Tagged with: Fundraising ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  338 total views,  2 views today  339 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4center_img Zakia Moulaoui, Founder of Invisible Cities, said: “We are lucky enough to be able to offer visitors a truly special walking tour of the city from unique voices who have experienced the best and worst of the streets where they live.“At the moment it feels important to regain a sense of community after everything that the tourism industry has gone through during the pandemic. Working with Kimpton Charlotte Square is an incredible opportunity for two businesses to come together and champion each other as well as the inspirational tour guides we have the pleasure to work alongside.”Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is one of four Kimpton Hotels in the UK, including Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, Kimpton Fitzroy London and Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester. Last year, Airbnb invited charities to offer ‘social impact experiences’ through its platform to encourage travellers to engage in social causes, with people visiting a particular location seeing these experiences listed for them as a relevant local attraction. While it charged a 20% service fee for commercial experiences, it said would charities receive 100% of the proceeds from these experiences. 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. Invisible Cities trains and supports people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides in the city where they live, enabling them to create their own family-friendly tours highlighting famous landmarks whilst also sharing their own stories and experiences. It also offers the tours in Manchester, Glasgow, York and Cardiff. As well as receiving training, the guides are also referred to other organisations and supported towards the career paths they have chosen. They use part of their profit to support them through personal projects.Invisible Cities aims to raise awareness and change perceptions about homelessness through the tours. The social enterprise also runs other events for a wider audience, and in its local communities to support people experiencing homelessness.Kieran Quinn, General Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, said: “In the last few months the tourism industry has gone through an incredibly difficult time but it has been heart-warming to see our community in Edinburgh come together in support of one another. The partnership with Invisible Cities feels like the perfect way to support an extremely important enterprise and also welcome guests back to Edinburgh in a meaningful way.” “Our communities and neighbourhoods are the fabric of who we are. Now more than ever, people are looking for deeper connections when travelling Invisible Cities has created tours specifically for our guests that are not only a true insider’s guide to Auld Reekie but are also a chance to support an innovative business who are striving to change people’s lives for the better.” Advertisement Edinburgh hotel partners with social enterprise to give guided tours with a differencelast_img read more

A journalist arrested – The trial of ten others goes on in camera

first_imgNews On January 10, Mohammad Ali Jedari-Roroughi, attorney for the journalists Reza Alijani and Taghi Rahmani, withdrew from the trial, considering that he was no more able to plead the cause of his clients. “I have not been informed of the charges against my clients and I had no opportunity study their dossier”, explained the attorney to justify his decision. On January 20 the first hearing of Ezatollah Sahabi took place. His attorney, Gholamali Riyahi, was the only one to attend the audience, according to one of relatives of the accused. Reza Alijani and several of the journalists arrested have wrote a letter to Judge Hadad to ask for access to their files. They were answered negatively. In a letter addressed to the State prosecutor, ayatollah Sharoudi, Reporters sans frontières (RSF – Reporters Without Borders) protested against the arrest of Hechmatollah Tabarzadi, director of Hoviat-é-Khich and Peyam-é-Daneshjou (suspended). “That imprisonment is a new evidence that the authorities will not put an end to arrests in 2002. Besides, we are concerned about the fate of ten journalists whose trial in camera is under course”, declared Robert Ménard, General secretary of the organisation. “We ask you to release Hechmatollah Tabarzadi as well as nineteen other journalists presently imprisoned in Iran”, he added. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out more Besides, Reporters sans frontières is concerned about the fate of ten journalists whose trial in camera opened on January 8.. Reza Alijani, Ezatollah Sahabi, Hoda Saber, Saide Madani (Iran-é-Farda), Taghi Rahmani (Omid-é-Zangan), Ali-Reza Redjaï, Mohammad Bastehnaghar (Asr-é-Azadegan), Reza Raïs-Toussi, Morteza Kazemian (Fath) and Ahmad Zeid-Abadi (Hamshari) are indicted for “subversives activities against the State” and “blasphemy”, indictments liable to death sentence. Among these journalists, five have been in prison among whom Ezatollah Sahabi, 75 years old, for more than a year. Follow the news on Iran News January 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist arrested – The trial of ten others goes on in camera to go further According to the information collected by RSF, Hechmatollah Tabarzadi, director of Hoviat-é-Khich and Peyam-é-Daneshjou (suspended), was arrested on 19 January in Teheran following orders of the court. This leader of the student movement was arrested after appearing on January 19 before the revolutionary court. His attorney, Mohammad-Ali Safari, contends he ignores the judge’s motivations for his decision. Hechmatollah Tabarzadi was questioned for more than four hours. In his forties, he has already been arrested several times these last three years. His last imprisonment dates back to 17 April 2001. He had been released on bail on 29 October without any trial. June 9, 2021 Find out more News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation last_img read more

Limerick Picasso is no fan of castle murals

first_img TAGSCharlie McLeanfeaturedKing John’s CastlemuralMusic LimerickPicassoSmug WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsLimerick Picasso is no fan of castle muralsBy Guest Writer – August 1, 2013 2652 Email Linkedin Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick No vaccines in Limerick yet King John’s Castle Limerick reopens with new medieval themed outdoor games center_img Facebook Previous articleAoife McLoughlin joins ProtobabyNext articleSearch is on for the students of 1962 Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Mural‘ART, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder’That adage certainly holds true in the case of murals painted near King John’s Castle last week that have caused a conflict of opinion amongst locals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The murals, commissioned by Limerick City Council, as part of the ‘Make a Move’ festival have been described as ‘totally inappropriate’ by Convent Street resident Charlie McLean (74). “There like something out of a horror comic. The location next to the medieval castle is out-of-place. They wouldn’t put something like that near Buntratty.“If these murals are modern art, then I’m Picasso,” said Mr McLean who has lived in the area all his life.However, Limerick City Councillor and Thomondgate resident Tom Shortt said the murals transform a rough wall on a derelict site into contemporary urban art.“The murals are painted to a high standard. They can be painted over by other artists in years to come and are not permanent, unlike some of the embarrassingly poor quality bronze public sculptures we are stuck with erected in the city in recent years.“I believe that the murals create an appropriate backdrop for City of Culture 2014. This kind of art is an ever-increasing trend and part of an urban landscape,” he said.The murals were painted by Australian born, Glasgow based artist, Smug, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished street artists in the world.Meanwhile, Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the country’s first subsidised living space scheme for artists. An open call has been made to recognised cultural practitioners, including contemporary visual artists, performers, musicians and writers, to apply for the use of six newly-refurbished residential apartments at John’s Square.The Square reopened to the public earlier this year following a €1.5 million redevelopment by Limerick City Council and, according to the local authority, it can now be considered Limerick’s Living Cultural Quarter.For more information see www.limerickcity.ie.  Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisementlast_img read more