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IG Group hit by new ESMA controls as revenue slips in FY2019

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 23rd July 2019 | By contenteditor Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has cited the impact of new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regulations as the primary reason behind a 16% year-on-year drop in revenue in its 2019 financial year. Finance IG Group hit by new ESMA controls as revenue slips in FY2019 Email Addresscenter_img Topics: Finance Tags: Binary Options and Forex Online Gambling Spread Betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has cited the impact of new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regulations as the primary reason behind a 16% year-on-year drop in revenue in its 2019 financial year.Revenue during the 12 months through to May 31, 2019 amounted to £479.6m (€553.4m/$596.6m), down from £569m in the same period in the previous year. IG Group in May warned investors of the expected revenue decline as a result of the new ESMA measures, which came into effect in Q1 of FY19.IG Group noted that revenue generated from clients in the ESMA region was 26% lower than in 2018. The UK remains IG Group’s core market, but revenue for the year was down 23% to £200m, while European Union revenue also slipped 42% to £68.2m.ESMA banned the sale of binary options to retail clients in July 2018, and followed this with new restrictions on the sale of CFDs from August that year. Both measures became effective during the first quarter of 2019, and though ESMA lacks the power to implement permanent bans on either product, 24 regulators in EU countries have banned binary options sales permanently, while 17 have introduced restrictions on CFDs.Other jurisdictions are likely to follow suit, with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission expected to open a consultation on new controls for CFDs. The Chinese State Administration of Foreign Exchange has also asked ASIC to prevent Chinese nationals trading CFDs through platforms under its jurisdiction. Furthermore, new restrictions on foreign exchange trading for retail clients in Singapore will be tightened from October this year.IG Group said it was supportive of these new controls, noting that it adheres to the highest regulatory standards.“Leveraged derivative instruments are not appropriate for everyone, and through its focus on ensuring that its marketing and advertising targets an appropriate audience, IG seeks to only accept clients who understand our products and the risks involved,” it explained. “The company’s long held view is that robust supervision around who the product is marketed to, and which applicants are accepted as clients, remains the most significant measure to drive improved client outcomes.”There was growth elsewhere for the provider, with its businesses across the rest of the world seeing a 2% increase in collective revenue. For the Europe, Middle East and Africa region excluding the EU, revenue climbed 19% to £43.7m.IG Group also saw year-on-year revenue growth in all other markets around the world, including Australia, Singapore, Japan, the US and emerging markets.Over-the-counter leveraged products remain the main source of income for IG Group after generating £454.2m in revenue in FY19, although this is 17% less than in the previous year. There was a 1% rise in exchange traded derivatives revenue to £16.8%, while stock trading and investments hiked 48% to £5.9m.IG Group was able to make slight savings in terms of spending for the year, with total operating costs down 2% from £290.1m in FY18 to £284.3m. Operating expenses actually increased from £254.2m to £259.6m, but the provider cut variable remuneration from £35.9m to £25.7m.However, the year-on-year decline in revenue meant operating profit fell 31% year-on-year from £281.1m in FY18 to £192.9m in the most recent 12-month period.Profit before tax slipped 31% from £280.8m to £194.3m, although IG Group paid less tax in FY19 – £36.0m down from £54.4m. After taking this into consideration, profit for the year was down 30% from £226.4m to £158.3m.Reflecting on the results, chief executive June Felix repeated the message that IG Group gave when publishing the initial forecast in May. The provider expects to return to revenue growth in FY20, with this to be to be delivered in the second half of the year, as Q1 FY19 was only partly impacted by new ESMA measures.“The company has made good strategic and operational progress during FY19, taking action to ensure that the business successfully navigated the impact of regulatory change,” Felix said.“We have developed our strategy to position the business so that it will continue to deliver for our clients, our shareholders and our other stakeholders under a more restrictive regulatory environment in the UK and EU. “The company adheres to the highest regulatory standards, differentiates itself within the industry through its good conduct, and I believe that the business is well positioned to continue to adapt to regulatory change and to thrive in an evolving market.”Felix added: “I am excited by the opportunities we have identified, and I am confident that the company will return to revenue growth in FY20.”last_img read more

Skye Shelter Fund PLC (SKYESH.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgSFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSFS Real Estate Investment Trust is a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme in Nigeria which pools funds for the primary purpose of investing in income-generating real estate. This includes residential homes, residential apartments, office blocks, shopping malls and warehouses. The Fund managers are dedicated to developing and/or acquiring high-quality stock of properties in select locations in Nigeria. They will also make opportunist investments in joint venture developments in partnership with reputable developers. Typically, the Skye Shelter Fund invests 75% in real estate and 25% is invested in real estate related investments such as mortgages, real estate backed securities and real estate related equities. This portion includes a 10% allocation to cash for liquidity purposes. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. SFS Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the £42m EuroMillions jackpot! Here’s how I’d make life-changing money for real

first_img Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. In my mind, I’ve already spent the £42m EuroMillions jackpot many times over. I’ve paid off my mortgage, bought my mum and dad their house outright and I’ve got a pristine 1955 Mercedes Gullwing on the driveway that I’m far too scared to ever take out.We all dream of life-changing money. That moment you check your bank account and instead of reading minus numbers, there are more noughts than will fit on one screen.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…But I know in my heart that £20 or £30 on twice-weekly lottery tickets is not only a total waste of time, it’s money I could be using for the entirely realistic prospect of making myself richer.You see, £3,000 a year to invest might sound hard to scrape up from nowhere, but it’s only £57.50 a week. With this, a little research, time, and (crucially) compound interest, you’ll be well on your way to a richer future.Compound your way to £1mIf we reinvest any dividends we get from the companies we buy shares from, that means our gains are compounded over a number of years: effectively, the gains speed up the longer we can leave our money in play.That’s true whether we invest in stable, dividend-paying FTSE 100 stocks that build up over time, or we try something with a little more risk-reward and go for FTSE 250 company shares that have better growth prospects for capital appreciation.The interest, or dividends in our case, is added to our principal amount every year.That means our total balance doesn’t just head up in a linear fashion, it actually grows at an increasing rate every year, whether we pay it any attention or none at all.Simple strategies like this give you the opportunity to accelerate your wealth with minimal effort.Legal, general and soundTake for example one of my favourite long-term buy-and-holds: FTSE 100 life insurance giant Legal & General (LSE:LGEN). A 40-year-old investing £3,000 a year in LGEN shares at current prices would get around 1,000 shares. In 2018, LGEN paid a 16.42p dividend per share just to hold its stock.Bosses have improved that dividend by an average of 1.3p per share every year since 2014.At the end of year one, a 40-year-old would add £164.20 (1,000 x 16.25p) to his or her principal by doing nothing at all.If the individual reinvested that dividend payment in a Stocks and Shares ISA, at the start of year two it would mean £3,164.20-worth, or around 1,039 shares. At the end of the next 12 months, adding another £3,000 to the LGEN stockpile would give our investor another 1,000 shares on top. With the additional 1.3p average dividend per share rise, those 2,039 shares would bring in £357.84 (2,039 x 17.55p).From £3,000 to £6,357.84 in two years. Project 10 years into the future, add in a few growth shares and a FTSE 100 index tracker to the portfolio and you can see how by his or her 50th birthday, simple, repeatable, ever-increasing gains are not only perfectly possible but actually quite likely.If the investor had put that £3,000 into EuroMillions tickets, the most he or she would have is two disappointing days a week and 1,200 pieces of crumpled up paper.Life-changing money doesn’t appear in an instant. But you can make you and your family happier, smarter and richer if you start investing today. See all posts by Tom Rodgers Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tom owns shares in Legal & General. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget the £42m EuroMillions jackpot! Here’s how I’d make life-changing money for real “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 30th December, 2019 | More on: LGEN last_img read more

A FTSE 100 share I’d buy more of in the next stock market crash

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon owns shares in DS Smith. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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 A FTSE 100 share I’d buy more of in the next stock market crash Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 | More on: SMDS Since crashing below 5,000 points a few weeks back, the FTSE 100 index has rebounded back up to near 5,700 points. This bounce has offered us all some respite from the intense selling activity we saw earlier in the month. But my hunch is that we may see another down-leg in the near future. After all, the coronavirus situation is clearly far from over. With that in mind, here’s a look at a FTSE 100 stock I’d like to buy more of if we see another stock market crash in the near term. DS SmithOne Footsie stock I’d like to pick up more of at a bargain price is DS Smith (LSE: SMDS). It’s a leading packaging company that specialises in manufacturing corrugated packaging. You know, the type of boxes that Amazon deliveries come in. I see DS Smith as a stock to hold for the long term given its exposure to the e-commerce industry. 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…Now, the packaging industry is cyclical, so you would expect some companies in the industry to suffer in the current environment. However, there are two reasons I believe DS Smith may not fare as badly as others. Firstly, its exposure to e-commerce should offer some protection. People are shopping from home more often now. Secondly, it has substantial exposure to the consumer goods sector. This should offer protection in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak as people still need to eat.Coronavirus impact It’s worth noting that a statement on the DS Smith website confirms that, to date, it hasn’t seen any “significant disruption” to its operations from the coronavirus. It says that it has been supporting its customers to deliver food direct to supermarket shelves. And it’s been working hard to ensure medicines and medical equipment can be shipped to where needed most.It also says it’s playing a “critical role” in the food and pharmaceutical supply chain as demand for these products increases and that it has been working flat out to develop bespoke ‘drop and go’ packaging that enables retailers to support vulnerable citizens. Its carefully-designed boxes can be stacked in delivery vans, picked up, and then simply dropped off to support the safety of everybody involved in the delivery process.RisksOf course, while DS Smith appears to be holding up well right now, there are risks to the investment case here.One is debt, which is a little higher than I’d like it to be. In the company’s half-year results in December, it said that its net debt/EBITDA ratio was 2.3 times, which is relatively high. To the FTSE 100 company’s credit, however, it recently advised that it would be using the proceeds from the sale of its plastics division (approximately £400m) to reduce gearing to a level in line with its medium-term net debt/EBITDA target of two times.I also think there’s a chance the company may suspend its dividend in the near term to conserve cash and boost its balance sheet as the economy slows down.Overall however, the long-term growth story here remains attractive, in my view. The more we shop online, the more corrugated packaging we’ll need. I’m hoping I can grab some DS Smith shares at a rock-bottom price in the near future to benefit from the long-term growth story.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Country Heights House / LOOK Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/209661/country-heights-house-look-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Country Heights House / LOOK Architects Area:  890 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLOOK ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPadang TengkuHousesMalaysiaPublished on February 21, 2012Cite: “Country Heights House / LOOK Architects” 21 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Amir Sultan  Luxuriant scenery can transcend the role of a static vista, as the single-family home – Country Heights Damansara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – by LOOK Architects can attest to. A land parcel located on a gentle hillock within one of the several select residential districts in Damansara incited the designers to conceive of an integrative architectural approach where the house is virtually an offshoot of the natural setting it is nestled in.Save this picture!© Amir SultanRecommended ProductsSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe existing gradient of the sloping landform is construed to underpin an elevated cascading pool that announces a sense of arrival from the main entrance. The lip of the cascading pool, clad in the indigenous Sukabumi stone, sits on a stilt-supported platform to create a delicate interface with the surrounding foliage, impressing upon the viewer that the house is nimbly reclining in the fold of the landscape. A spiral staircase connects the pool deck to a lower tier of relaxation space, a snug corner brushing the feathery tips of greenery that offers the most candid contact with nature. A lavishly cantilevered glass canopy denotes a transparent transitional space uniting the expansive outdoors with a sonorous gallery comprising of the interlocking living/dining room and semi-open kitchen.Save this picture!© Amir SultanThe upper half of the building volume is swathed in a continuous aluminum envelop, whose lustrous champagne-colored sheen resoundingly contrasts with the surrounding sprawl of nature. However, the rationale behind this prominently shaped roof is steeped in the homegrown know-how of construction in the tropics, albeit given a contemporary interpretation – the curvature of the aerodynamic roof profile effectively collects and channels the prevailing south-west breeze through the main mass of the house. This environmental control mechanism is significantly enhanced by evaporative cooling occurring over the surface of a reflective pool that is strategically situated underneath the interior circulation staircase, resulting in a sustainable solution that can serve as a prototypical substitution for mechanical means of cooling.Save this picture!© Amir SultanThe passage through the interior staircase is devised to first undergo a spatial compression generated by the enclosure of an exterior appendage prudently wedged on the north-eastern façade, and tension is quickly resolved as this reverberating vestibule opens out to an airy hallway giving access to 4 bedrooms on the second storey. The supple grain of merbau timber screen materializes at either end of this aisle, complementing the sleek unembellished aplomb of the roof above. Not only articulating the flanks of the bent aluminum roof profile, the introduction of the timber screens further furnishes the residents with a sumptuous sense of tactility in their daily experience of the habitat.Save this picture!© Amir SultanProject gallerySee allShow lessYoung Architects Forum Summit20ArticlesRio Carnival 2012 kicks off in Oscar Niemeyer’s newly renovated SambadromeArticles Share 2009 CopyHouses•Padang Tengku, Malaysia Projects Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/209661/country-heights-house-look-architects Clipboard Architects: LOOK Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Country Heights House / LOOK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCountry Heights House / LOOK Architects Save this picture!© Amir Sultan+ 19 Share “COPY” Malaysia Houseslast_img read more

Online survey tool now available to non-profits at discount

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online survey tool now available to non-profits at discount  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 July 2004 | News The zNonProfit discount rate is available to qualified organisations at a yearly subscription rate of $350 or a special 3 month subscription rate of $99. Businesses and individuals have to pay $599 for a yearly subscription. Paula Rivers, Co-Vice President and General Manager of Zoomerang, said: “zNonProfit was created to help non-profits obtain the same high-quality research tool as other Zoomerang clients such as Dupont, Citibank and Johnson & Johnson. Anyone can use it, and dedicated IT personnel, marketing experts and big budgets are not required.”Zoomerang was launched in Autumn 1999 and it has been used to run over 900,000 surveys which have generated over 23 million responses. It is owned by MarketTools, Inc., a privately held Californian company.center_img Zoomerang, the international online survey software used by leading US companies, is now available to non-profits at a 40% discount. Zoomerang is a hosted Web application tool or ASP which allows users to create and manage online surveys. It is used by many companies for market research and a range of other applications.It is now available to non-profit organisations of all sizes at a reduced price. It can be used for community building, fundraising, campaigning, and other communication/marketing purposes. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Individual givinglast_img read more

The Secret Life of The Pencil in aid of Children in Crisis: a case study

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. Sir Paul Smith and David Bailey at The Secret Life of the Pencil  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Secret Life of The Pencil in aid of Children in Crisis: a case study “It means that collaboration can extend into the future. The pencil has simplicity and a strong association with education. It’s a simple item used by everyone, everywhere. It’s very powerful.”He’s hoping and expecting that the project will develop further, with other big names being invited to contribute and the exhibition moving further afield both in the UK and abroad.Anish Kapoor’s design The Secret Life of the Pencil exhibition and auction raised £34,000 for Children in Crisis this year. Joe Spikes and Mike Tinney told UK Fundraising how it worked.It all started with a casual conversation one evening around three years ago between Children in Crisis’s Joe Spikes and a personal friend, Mike Tinney.Mike, a photographer, had been working on a venture called The Secret Life of the Pencil with long-time friend and industrial designer Alex Hammond. The project aimed to explore the finer details of pencils belonging to some of the world’s top creative individuals, with the underlying theme of accessibility to creativity.By coincidence Children in Crisis, which protects and educates disadvantaged children in countries affected by conflict, uses a pencil as its logo, believing that by placing a pencil in a child’s hand and allowing them their basic right to education, huge potential can be unleashed. Joe and Mike immediately saw the synergy between Children in Crisis and the project, which was already looking for a charity to support. Howard Lake | 21 July 2015 | News More fundraising opportunities are in discussion, including a book, and because the project is self-funding, Mike and Alex will be able to take more photographs to add to the collection. All the original auction items were sold.Koy added:“The photographs are fantastic pieces of art. When people see them in person, they understand that. For instance, they see that by buying Anish Kapoor’s photograph with his – sculpted – pencil, they’re buying an original artwork by him.”The association with Sir Paul Smith and the Paul Smith brand, according to Joe Spikes, brought not only a link with a powerful brand, but the great location of its exhibition space and the additional level of promotion offered by the company. Many of the contributors also put their weight behind it. Stephen Fry, for example, tweeted to his 10.5 million followers. Ian Callum, Director of Design for Jaguar Cars, pointed out that his pencil sketched the actual picture of the next generation of Jaguar cars. The auction was a silent one and ran online for two weeks while the exhibition in London took place; it culminated in an event held by Children in Crisis for its patrons and friends. In all, around £34,000 was generated from the exhibition and auction and, post-auction, more from sales of prints and posters.Koy Thomson, chief executive of Children in Crisis, believes that the longevity of the project stems not only from fundraising mechanisms like sales of posters and prints but also because the Secret Life of the Pencil as a project resonates so well with the organisation’s messaging and logo.He said: Advertisement The Secret Life of the Pencil is a collection of photographs of pencils belonging to top creative people, documenting them in remarkable detail and revealing an insight into their users. Contributors were drawn from contacts of Mike and Alex and of Children in Crisis and include a wide range of professional people who have defined themselves and their craft with the help of the modest stylus: people such as David Bailey, Stephen Fry, Anish Kapoor, Tom Dixon, Alexander McCall Smith and importantly Sir Paul Smith – whose enthusiasm and support led to a special exhibition of the photographs at his flagship shop in London’s West End. What income did Children in Crisis receive?At the Secret Life of the Pencil exhibitionChildren in Crisis negotiated with Mike and Alex regarding the contribution from:• profits to the charity• a share from poster sales, sales of limited edition prints• the sale of around fifteen special auction pieces which included the actual pencil photographed.In order to maximise the fundraising potential of the project and extend its reach beyond the UK to overseas supporters, Children in Crisis used a mix of mechanisms and embraced the opportunity to go more digital. Hence the combination of a ‘virtual’ auction for the special, one-off auction pieces via the global online platform, Paddle8; selling limited edition prints online via the Secret Life of the Pencil website; and selling posters in-store at Paul Smith’s west London shop.Posters and prints have also provided a way of extending the fundraising ‘lifetime’ of the project beyond the one-off exhibition, offering ongoing funds for the charity.Online auctionNick Park’s design AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: case study Celebrity Events Tom Dixon with his design Collaboration has been the key to success, said Koy Thomson, and Children in Crisis was very grateful to Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney for the opportunity to work with The Secret Life of the Pencil.“The project brings mutual benefit to the creators and the charity, while protecting the integrity of the art at its centre. In the long term, to get the most out of the project, we need to approach it collaboratively, too. We want to attract more contributors, develop new ideas around it, broaden the audience and give it more international reach.”The project is currently looking for sponsors to help take the show to new audiences.Koy concluded:“So far the project has been great for cultivation of our supporters. We’re delighted with the initial results.”last_img read more

Haitian elections under U.S. control

first_imgHaitian President Michelle Martelly liked running the country without a parliament. He could do whatever tickled his fancy. But when his term approached its end — constitutionally, he only gets one — he had to organize parliamentary elections.Dr. Maryse Narcisse of Fanmi Lavalas.Maryse Narcisse, the Fanmi Lavalas candidate for president, in a Facebook post called the Aug. 9 elections an “electoral coup” and an “electoral masquerade.” Fanmi Lavalas was originally formed to support former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was deposed by a coup in 2004 and forced into exile by the U.S.Along with supporters of a number of other parties, Narcisse marched in demonstrations demanding the elections be canceled. Several polling places were trashed by armed men; under armed threats, ballot officials had to either go into hiding or sign vote totals in the morning. (Haïti Liberté, Sept. 9)A number of fairly large marches in Port-au-Prince have both protested the conduct of the Aug. 9 elections and supported presidential candidates like Narcisse.Some 1,621 candidates ran for 129 seats in the Senate and National Assembly. While official vote totals had not been announced as of Sept. 9, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has announced a few outright winners and, in some districts, the two candidates who will face each other in a second round.Without official tallies, it is impossible to challenge results. The overall turnout in the Aug. 9 vote was 18 percent, according to the CEP, and only 8 percent in the Department of the West.Some 50 or so candidates are running for president. The first round of presidential voting will take place Oct. 25, which is also the second round of voting in the parliamentary elections. The CEP has been whittling away at the candidates, declaring one a Canadian citizen who is thus ineligible under the Haitian constitution. Another candidate, Jacky Lumarque, who poses a strong challenge to Martelly’s candidate, was kicked off the ballot because he didn’t submit a form he didn’t have a right to get. (Haïti Liberté, Aug. 29)During meetings marking the departure of U.S. Ambassador Pamela White, it came out that the United States had donated $30 million to the Haitian elections to “ensure the results were predictable.” Ambassador White dismissed the problems with the Aug. 9 votes as minor glitches that didn’t affect the outcomes. She also pledged $5 million for the second round and the presidential contest.The first presidential debate in the Haitian election took place not in Haiti, but on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15.With Haiti currently under military occupation by the U.N.’s Minustah operation, it is unlikely an election would pose the kind of challenge to imperialism that happened in the vote for Aristide in 1990. But Washington wants to ensure that political struggles around the current elections don’t go further.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State

first_imgWomen’s tennis downs UT-Rio Grande Valley printWomen’s tennis will travel to Arizona State for a doubleheader weekend against the Sun Devils Friday, Feb. 22, and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, Feb. 24.“We’re heavily motivated to play two really good teams on the road,” assistant coach Christopher Williams said. “We’re going to bring a lot of fight to Arizona State first and then Ohio State.” The Frogs (6-2) will match up against Arizona State’s Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) No. 6 ranked doubles team of Lauryn John-Baptiste and Ilze Hattingh. John-Baptiste and Hattingh hold a 4-0 mark in doubles this season. The Sun Devils (5-3) are coming off of back-to-back wins after dropping both matches during ITA kick-off weekend. Ohio State came in at No. 11 in this week’s team rankings following their appearance in the ITA Team Indoor National Championship. The Buckeyes (6-2) have three ranked singles players and one ranked doubles tandem in the Oracle/ITA rankings. Kolie Allen lands at No. 47, while Isabelle Boulais and Shiori Fukada come in the singles poll at No. 64 and No. 72. Together, Boulais and Fukada are 7-3 overall in doubles and rank at No. 21. The Frogs are coming off of another home win against the UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros to extend their perfect record inside the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, but they’ve struggled to bring that same home energy on the road, as they fell to Texas A&M and Rice away from home. “The Texas A&M matchup shows that we’re right there against good teams, and then emotionally we could have showed up better for Rice,” Williams said. The coaching staff is working to apply the lessons from their first road trip to motivate the team, but Williams said that rest is the key for the Frogs success in this weekend’s matches. Action will kick-off against Arizona State at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Tempe at the Whitman Tennis Center, with the Ohio State match following at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling. Linkedin Facebook Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 play Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Previous articleThe Skiff: February 21, 2019Next articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Carlos Mendez Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth Facebook + posts Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Linkedin Twitter The team is relying on rest and their lessons from the seasons first road trip this weekend. Image courtesy of gofrogs.com Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor Kennedy Stadler Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more