Ex-Citi man in insider probe

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Ex-Citi man in insider probe More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Monday 31 January 2011 9:07 pm whatsappcenter_img Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute A FORMER Citigroup hedge fund manager was the latest figure to be identified as a co-conspirator in the US authorities’ probe into insider trading yesterday.Samir Barai, a Citi managing director who founded Barai Capital Management in 2008, was the fund manager referred to in court papers who allegedly took inside information on technology stocks from 2006 to 2008, a Wall St Journal report said.Barai’s involvement is the first time a hedge fund manager has been implicated in the case, which is investigating whether technology firm employees passed information to funds. A number of employees have been arrested and charged but no hedge funds had been implicated until now. Barai has not yet been charged with any wrongdoing.Barai’s involvement centres on a complaint filed by the US Attorney in December, which charges a technology consultant, Winifred Jiau, with insider trading. Jiau was charged with sharing private information about companies including Marvell and Nvidia in a number of telephone conversations with a hedge fund manager. In two such calls made in May 2008, Jiau told hedge fund portfolio managers confidential information about Marvell’s quarterly revenues, margins and earnings per share, before the public announcement. But the recordings of those conversations were seized by US law enforcers after a raid on Barai’s offices, reports said.The complaint alleges that Barai’s firm made profits of more than $820,000 (£517,000) from the tips. Jiau received more than $200,000 from the funds as a consultant with an “expert networking firm,” Primary Global Research.Eight employees of the networking firm have now been arrested in the probe. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

IMF failed to spot financial crisis

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Show Comments ▼ The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was criticised by its internal watchdog yesterday for failing to spot the financial crisis, partly because it was “overly influenced” by rich nations. The Independent Evaluation Office said there was a mind-set among IMF economists that developed economies were unlikely to provide a spark for a major financial crisis, given their presumed expertise in monetary and regulatory management. Limited data and insight also prevented its staff from challenging those economies, it said. Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:43 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comcenter_img IMF failed to spot financial crisis Share KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Delaware’s online gaming market recovers in November

first_img Licensed online gambling operators in Delaware posted $376,331 (£286,930/€337,906) in collective revenue for November, the second-highest monthly total of the year so far and a significant improvement on the year-low of $246,092 in October.Market revenue was up 52.9% on a month-on-month basis, while the November performance placed Delaware just behind its year-high result of $384,820 in September.Players spent a total of $12.4m, which was up from $9.8m in October and also higher than $11.8m in September when the state set its yearly record. Punters won $12.0m from online gaming during the course of November.Table games were again the most popular form on online gaming, with players spending $7.8m and licensees generating $74,220 in revenue.However, despite consumers wagering less on video lottery ($4.6m), operators collected more in revenue ($277,631). In addition, poker rake and fees brought in a further $24,479 in revenue for licensed operators in the state.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Nicolas Raymond Regions: US Delaware Delaware’s online gaming market recovers in November 18th December 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Email Address Finance Licensed online gambling operators in Delaware posted $376,331 in collective revenue for November, the second-highest monthly total of the year so far and a significant improvement on the year-low of $246,092 in October. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Financelast_img read more

Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) Q42019 Interim Report

first_imgMwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz)  2019 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileMwalimu Community Bank Limited (MCB) is a commercial bank which is wholly-owned and promoted by an umbrella trade union of teachers in Tanzania. Tanzania Teacher’s Union (TTU) is a trade union established under the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004. There are over 200 000 members across all regions in the country. MCB meets an important need to provide affordable and accessible banking products and services to teachers in Tanzania. MCB offers a diverse range of products and services geared to empower teachers and other civil servants to improve their living conditions and transform their lives. Mwalimu Community Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgEngen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileEngen Botswana Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a petroleum company which markets and distributes fuel and lubricants through a network of retail outlets in Botswana. The company has a national footprint with approximately 1 500 service and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, including 600 filling stations which have an onsite convenience shop. The company also has interests in property management and letting. Engen Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Petroleum Investment Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Coats Group’s share price soars as it upgrades earnings forecast

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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Coats Group’s share price soars as it upgrades earnings forecast Royston Wild | Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 | More on: COA The Coats Group (LSE: COA) share price has soared in midweek business following the release of fresh trading numbers. Broader UK share markets are struggling for momentum as persistent inflation fears plague investor confidence. But prices of this FTSE 250 company have just sailed to multi-month highs.At 62.46p per share, the Coats Group share price rose to its most expensive since 23 March. It’s since settled lower at 62p but remains 5% higher on Wednesday.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…Expectations upgradedCoats Group — which describes itself as “the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer” — said that its full-year performance is “anticipated to be slightly ahead of our previous expectations” following a strong start to 2021.The FTSE 250 firm said that revenues were up 28% year-on-year between 1 January and 30 April, whilst on an organic basis sales were 26% higher. Coats Group noted that it has also returned to organic growth from 2019 levels, with sales using this measurement up 1% in the period.The company has witnessed “improving momentum and recovery” at its Apparel and Footwear division. Organic sales here soared 30% year-on-year, with robust volume growth resulting in increased factory activity. Organic revenues were flat versus the same four months of 2019, though encouragingly, comparable sales at its threads sub-division were up 2% versus that period two years ago. Its threads operations account for almost nine-tenths of turnover at Apparel and Footwear. The recovery in its zips business has been slower, however.Elsewhere, Coats Group said that organic revenues at its Performance Materials unit were up 14% year-on-year. They were also up 4% from the first four months of 2019. The business said that all segments here were “performing well”, except for Personal Protection. Trading here has been challenging due to staff availability problems, and particularly so at the US Yarns operation.Finally, Coats Group  said that “pricing and productivity actions are being successfully implemented to offset inflationary pressures… in the supply chain.” The FTSE 250 company has been facing rising labour, transport and raw materials costs recently.Coats Group lauds improving momentumCommenting on the firm’s recent performance, chief executive Rajiv Sharma said that “we are pleased to have seen recovery and positive momentum during the period, which resulted in a strong operational performance and a return to growth versus 2019.“Whilst we remain vigilant around the ongoing Covid pandemic, given the improving end market sentiment, we anticipate that the recovery in our trading will continue and that our anticipated performance for the year will be slightly ahead of our previous expectations.” City analysts think annual earnings at Coats Group will balloon 127% year-on-year in 2021. This results in a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.1. Conventional investing wisdom says that a reading below 1 might suggest that a share is undervalued by the market. Coats Group’s dividend yield for this year, meanwhile, sits at 2.1%. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Coats Group. 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Huis Eén / Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk

first_img Houses Architects: Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk Area Area of this architecture project 2018 “COPY” The Netherlands Huis Eén / Lilith Ronner van HooijdonkSave this projectSaveHuis Eén / Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk CopyHouses•Amsterdam, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898492/huis-een-lilith-ronner-van-hooijdonk Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898492/huis-een-lilith-ronner-van-hooijdonk Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLilith Ronner van HooijdonkOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on July 27, 2018Cite: “Huis Eén / Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk” 27 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 Projects Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Daas baksteen, Wienerberger, Woodteq Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Save this picture!© Max Hart Nibbrig+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Max Hart Nibbrig Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectWindowsReynaers AluminiumWindow Systems – CS 77Save this picture!© Max Hart NibbrigText description provided by the architects. A family of three generations wishes to live together in one large family home. Southeast of the city centre of Amsterdam they find a building plot. In this metropolitan area, the railway and metro run closely past the house. To create a homely idyll, we designed the house with a raised robust wall towards the city noise that folds around the enclosed garden. Since the children and grandchildren live in the upper quarters, all floors have generous outdoor spaces that step up from the groundfloor garden to the upper balconies.Save this picture!Plan 00The different spaces in the large house borrow their specificity from the angled walls, giving directions to the views and motion through the house. Atmosphere and scale of the rooms derive from the use of cross laminated wood and wooden beams both structurally and as materialisation of the interior space.Save this picture!© Max Hart NibbrigSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Max Hart NibbrigThe narrative concentrates on excercises in living closely together. This requires moments of privacy. This is established by positioning the two front doors at diagonally opposite corners. The living spaces of the families are pulled apart on the ground floor and second level to prevent noise disturbance. The first floor, with large overhangs provides privacy of views into the backyard. This allows the two households to find their own place within the larger house.Save this picture!© Max Hart NibbrigProject gallerySee allShow lessSuperior Art School / LCR ArchitectesSelected ProjectsKarel de Grote Hogeschool Campus Zuid / RAU + StramienSelected Projects Share Huis Eén / Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk Year: last_img read more


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. Waysact Regular Giving is one of the most important sources of income for many large charities and global NGOs. The majority have invested heavily in and benefit from mature retention programs.With improvements in technology making this valuable channel accessible to charities big andsmall, it now has the potential to become a part of every individual’s social identity.Any marketing graduate will tell you that, “Retention starts with acquisition”. We know that upto 90% of people who sign up to support charities via an automated regular monthly debit aresigned up by face to face fundraisers. The reason is simple – a lifelong commitment of manythousands of dollars, pounds or euros requires a conversation. The problem is the way in whichthe majority of these prized regular givers are acquired is outdated. It’s not secure and it doesnothing for the lifetime potential of the donor. The current process is so complicated, hard toreport on and long winded that a first supporter communication may not be received for up to6 weeks! Why? All these valuable new donors are signed up on paper. It is hard to secure apaper form and the postage and keying and verification add unnecessary time and errors to theprocess. As many as 40% never make it past the third month. This also means that managingface to face fundraisers can take a small army; the quality of individual fundraisers is hard todetermine; and productivity analysis is a retrospective activity. The skills required, cost involvedand risk can be simply too high a barrier.There is now finally a solution that overcomes these issues, meaning that face to face cancontinue to thrive. Thanks to the dedication of the team at Waysact there is a cost effective,global solution that eradicates paper, allows real time reporting on quality and quantity andcommunicates with new donors in rich, real time multimedia..This software as a service solution has been 3 years in development and is set to revolutioniseface to face globally. The cutting edge web app is built on HTML 5 and Ruby on Rails and hasthe look and feel of a professional application. It’s clear from the first look that the applicationhas been developed by professional fundraisers and people who have a deep understanding ofregular giving.How does it work? The SaaS solution at the front end looks relatively simple; a pledge form,traditionally a paper based pad is digitised onto a mobile device. It is a browser based solutionbut looks native on any device and can work compliantly on and off line. Drilling down, everyfield has algorithms and fuzzy logic behind them to maximise the cleanliness of the data.Address check, instant payments, bank verification, email ping, capitalisation the list goes on.What does this mean, it means data clean enough to be imported directly into your databasewithout manual intervention. The paper pitch card is a thing of the past too, with all pitch,training and motivational information accessed via the device, up to date and with the ability toplay video. And this is just the start, as soon as a mobile number is captured at the touch of abutton an SMS is sent to the supporter, thanking them, linking them to a video and welcomingthem. The fundraiser can take a picture of the supporter with a banner wedding them to yourcause, this can be sent via MMS to the supporter and immediately added as their facebookpicture or tweeted to their followers.Once the pledge is complete – which means complete, all information accurate, bank detailschecked, contact information verified and even a payment already taken if required – a thankyou email is sent to the supporter from your cause. It’ll be waiting for them next time they loginto their email. The donor experience is completely transformed, they have full visibility andvalidation of the amazing action they have just taken instantly and they have been thanked andthanked again.Waysact have gone a lot further than just replacing the form though, as soon as a pledge isconfirmed it comes into the back end, it is geo-demographically mapped, time and date stampedand attributed to the fundraiser, team and campaign instantly. Even before we move onto thereporting Waysact allows us to complete, let’s consider where this data can go, it can go straightinto a call queue to be welcome called or straight into your database that day, that hour, thatminute.So now let’s look at the reporting capabilities, every piece of information about that pledgeis captured, GPS of where it was obtained, gender, amount, payment method, by whom itwas obtained, age of supporter and any number of customisable attributes. Who can see thisinformation, well the fundraiser to start with, on their private dashboard which shows themhow they are doing for the day, week, month or year and how much money they have raised.The team leader who can also see the rest of the teams details too, managers who can seetrends and provide real time feedback about quality of a team or an individual fundraiser.Administration staff can see the pledges coming in too. If one cancels or is invalid this is reimportedback into Waysact so that everyone can see why and when to measure quality.The impact moving forward equates to millions of Pounds, Euros or Dollars in revenue whichwould have otherwise been lost. Think also of the man hour savings every organisation canbenefit from, allowing increased spending on the core function of what is trying to be achieved.This is the clean, transparent and accountable future of face to face fundraising and an excitingbeginning to a digital regular giving revolution. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 31 May 2012 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Donor acquisition Individual giving Technology  267 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

How to donate laptops for home learning amid COVID19 lockdown

first_imgLessons that do not require printing is one way approach to avoid adding printers to study-at-home requirement lists.   <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Some schools and their PTA have set up fundraising campaigns specifically to fund technology donations for all their pupils. Greenham Trust has launched a ‘Laptops for Lockdown Learning’ appeal to raise funds so it can ensure every child in its area of operation who needs one, has one. Focusing on the right equipment is essential in order to help students and schools now. For example, adding printers to the list of essential technology for home-based students is perhaps a step too far. Printer ink is very expensive and, unless donated in bulk with a printer (and the right kind of ink), is going to limit the utility of the printer in households that couldn’t afford a laptop in the first place.  Charity Digital Exchange – part of the TechSoup global initiative, they offer software and some hardware to charities, and have helped 32,000 charities in this way since 2001.In Kind Direct – accepts donated goods from companies and delivers them to charities that need them. It covers all kinds of products, and sometimes this can include technology products. The BBC said on its website: “Last summer local BBC radio stations helped members of the public donate thousands of old laptops and tablets for schoolchildren to use across England. For those pupils, who were sharing phones at home while learning in lockdown, it made a huge difference. With schools now closed again we’re once more asking you to help those pupils still in need.”  Other sources include: Other government initiatives to support pupils Local BBC radio stations are asking for laptop donations for students who need them for online learning, the BBC announced last week.  BBC launches laptop donation campaign for home learning The campaign initially serves local children in the Greenham Trust’s area of operation, which is the West Berkshire and North Hampshire region. However, if The Good Exchange also attracts other funders, corporates and the wider community onto the platform, similar programmes could be created in other areas of the UK. There are other charities that accept donated technology to donate to disadvantaged pupils outside the UK.The Edinburgh-based Turing Trust, set up in 2009 in honour of Alan Turing by his family, honours his legacy by providing quality IT resources and training to schools in sub-Saharan Africa.  It works in Malawi, Ghana and the UK.   Find out more about donating a device on the BBC website.   Donate printers? Reduced or free data costs Other giving platforms are also running appeals to fund tech for pupils at home: Fundraising via Amazon wish list The BBC says it is working with charities to collect, wipe and share the laptops with children who need them. One of these is Business To Schools who are working with schools to connect them with donated equipment.  Greenham Trust launches Laptops for Lockdown Learning fund BT is one provider that is helping:  Some schools are fundraising for laptops If you are a technology or data company with schemes that can help with access to the internet, or a charity not listed who would like to share details with the BBC’s Make a Difference Give a Laptop campaign, contact your local BBC radio station or email [email protected] Reboot Schools fundraising for digital equipment Some, like Cotham School, have experienced not only financial donations but donations of new equipment: center_img Are there other resources in the UK for donating laptops and technology for pupils studying from home? If so, add them in the comments below.   One point to make early on: please do not turn up to a school to drop off donated technology. Apart from COVID-19 safety issues, they will not be set up to accept, handle, store, refurbish and distribute technology equipment. You should use some of the services featured here.  Advertisement Tagged with: coronavirus COVID-19 Donated goods Funding The site was set-up rapidly this month by Third Sector Lab. Other appeals The lack of access to digital technology for all pupils is demonstrating existing inequalities in households. Now that the government has agreed that children in England without access to sufficient technology at home may now attend school, school numbers have gone up in many places, and these children and their families face the further disadvantage of being exposed to coronavirus in a way in which more affluent families are not. Tech for UK  1,244 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Established sources of donated tech Tech for UK has published a ‘Lockdown Laptops Map’ to feature nearly 1,000 schools that still need laptops to provide to children to learn remotely. It also features technology providers who will convert donated items, and a guide on how to donate.  Reboot is “an interactive platform providing practical steps which enables schools, charities and community groups to set up your own device distribution programme”. Their free guide explains how you can collect, restore and rehome devices, to give them and their new owners a brighter future. More resources? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Hosted on The Good Exchange, Greenham Trust will match up to £250,000 of donations made to the appeal. Every £1 donated will be matched, with the capability to raise £500,000 to help schools buy laptops and tablets for disadvantaged children to learn from. Howard Lake | 12 January 2021 | News With all schools closed across England, teaching has gone fully online. However, not all students have access to a computer or laptop. The BBC’s campaign aims to reach these children by asking the general public to donate their unwanted laptops, computers, mobile phones or tablets.  How to donate laptops for home learning amid COVID19 lockdown Other schools are fundraising for tech equipment via an Amazon wishlist. In this way they can specify the items they require and in what volume so that donors know what or how much to donate:  Ten months after the first national lockdown, with schools across England once again closed due to the pandemic, it is clear that many students still do not have access to a computer, laptop or data. Here are some of the initiatives that have been launched, or re-launched, to tackle this as a matter of urgency. You can find out more about support for digitally disadvantaged pupils in Wales and in Northern Ireland.  Of course there are plenty of charities and organisations that have accepted donated tech products for years in order to refurbish them and distribute them to other charities or individuals. In general it is far better to use a specialist service like these rather than dropping off donated used technology products to schools which are not qualified to store, process and handle them.  Studying from home also requires an adequate mobile data or a broadband connection and many families struggle to afford these, in addition to the laptops/tablets required. This was highlighted by MPs in June 2020 according to The Guardian’s Give 1m UK children reliable broadband or risk harming their education, MPs say. Donating IT to pupils internationally 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.last_img read more

United struggle wins justice for Stephanie Nickerson

first_imgActivists & supporters at press conference Jan. 24 on victory for Stephanie Nickerson. WW photo: Dante StrobinoDurham, N.C.  — On Jan. 24. charges were dropped, including resisting arrest and assault on a police officer, against Stephanie Nickerson. This is a huge victory for all forces of activism and resistance in Durham, N.C., who contributed to getting the charges dropped for Nickerson and to forcing Officer Cpl. Brian Schnee to resign from the police force. Schnee had been in the department for 12 years.SpiritHouse NC, NAACP Durham and NC State Conference, along with Workers World Party, BRICKs, Inside-Outside Alliance and many other activists and family members all took part in building community support to make this victory for Nickerson possible. All these groups contributed to organizing public forums against police brutality and rallies on several cold Tuesday afternoons in front of the Durham Police Department.Stephanie Nickerson, second from right, thanks her supporters, Jan. 24.WW photo: Dante StrobinoAs police brutality is on the rise and capitalism approaches a dead end and its own cliff, we have been fighting tooth and nail for our comrades in many places. As Lamont Lilly of the Durham Branch of Workers World Party told this writer, “We’ve been highly engaged in Baltimore and New York, Wisconsin and Detroit. We traveled by car and plane as revolutionary change agents, standing in solidarity with others as they lead their own struggles.”With words from Malcolm X and connecting our national struggles with those that are local, he further explained that before our own eyes “the chickens have come home to roost. The struggle has hit home now.” And that it did last Oct. 28 when Stephanie Nickerson was beaten and bruised by police for having a voice, for standing up for herself as well as others, for asserting her legal right to see a search warrant while in a friend’s home.Winning justice for countless others like Stephanie Nickerson reflects the words that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech:  “A check has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” The check refers to equality and freedom supposedly guaranteed in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and “insufficient funds” refer to the hypocrisy of these words where African Americans and other people of color are concerned.Durham was home to one of the largest and most active communities during the Civil Rights movement, The Hayti. At one point, North Carolina was the epicenter for resistance during this historic movement and other struggles throughout history, including the Greensboro sit-ins in the 1960s, the right to self-defense taken by the Wilmington 10 on Feb. 6, 1971, and the Warren County PCB protests in 1982. Major victories have been won from these actions, and they all served as a turning point in the history of oppressed people everywhere. Winning justice for Stephanie Nickerson is an outgrowth of these inspiring actions that taught us to fight injustices against our brothers, sisters and comrades.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more