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Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
It was a real shame that Bath have allowed Luke Watson to slip through their hands and back to South Africa as Watson is the sort of player you can rebuild a club around and having seen Bath play a few times this season they are in serious need of rebuilding on and off the field and what I hear about Craig I gather he is the man to do it.They need to leave the Rec for another Bath city centre venue pronto as the ground isn’t up to National Division Three standards and they need a big clear out on the playing side if they are to compete not only with the top four in England but with the best in Europe as they used to do.And while we are talking about breaking the bank the first man Craig should see on Monday morning in Danny Grewcock. Why on earth is he hanging up his boots at the end of the season? He was magnificent (again at Ulster) and to see him charging down the field in the second half to tidy up an Ulster kick proved to me he still deserves a place in the England squad. Forget about retiring – sign on again!For Ulster they are starting something special. The ground is moving on leaps and bounds and in Johann Muller they have a leader for everyone to follow. And if there is a better blindside in the world than Stephen Ferris at the moment then I haven’t seen him.They lack experience in the back line and attack with youthful experience and without the steady hand of a 50-cap star. That’s what they need to go to the next level to create an environment for their promising youngsters.Check out the try by Nick Abendenan that scored the title of try of the season… It was also great to see Lee Mears careering around the field and stealing ball at the breakdown. He had a nightmare on the 2009 Lions tour but is getting back to his best. Good on him!I hear that Berrick Barnes may be near the top of Bath’s shopping list. Memo to Bruce Craig: If Berrick is seriously considering making the move to the west country break the bank for the young man as he is not only quality through and through but a good bloke as well. Have a look at Berrick below and get out the cheque book! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bath Rugby TeamBy Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby WorldBATH SHOULD be out of the Heineken Cup they are still in it because of the biggest shocks of the 2009-10 season, anywhere in the world.Bath lost 22-18 at Ulster but the rugby world almost fell off its axis in Italy as Aironi beat Biarritz 28-27. Let’s say that again – an Italian side that was only formed in the summer won their first match ever and it was against last season’s Heineken Cup runners-up. Rugby is an extraordinary game.Ravenhill is still one of my most favourite venues and it was rocking again for this Heineken Cup encounter and with the whole crowd on their feet in the second half to drive their heroes on to the line.Ulster won but in a mistake strewn first half they almost gave it away as Bath race into an early 15-3 lead. No side should ever lose a 12-point lead and the fact that Bath did must be worrying for the club and coaches.The penalty count killed them at Ravenhill as they conceded 15 to 5, allowing Ian Humphreys to kick 17 points and win the game.But as the table shows should they beat Ulster with a bonus point on Saturday the group is wide open, presuming Biarritz win with a bonus as well.The state of the poolsThe lack of attacking craft is the key element that is missing at the moment but I would definitely persevere with the experiment of Matt Banahan at 13. I know he drops a few but the guy has an abundance of talent and is learning yet another new position. Stick with him – he’ll come good but please let’s make sure he’s picked at 13 for the next 18 months. Give him a chance to learn the position!Have a look at some of Matt’s highlights TAGS: Bath Rugby
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Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cientos de personas participaron en una manifestación interreligiosa el 15 de noviembre en Charleston, Virginia Occidental, en apoyo a los refugiados sirios y al reasentamiento de refugiados. Foto de Victor Urecki/Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Una coalición interreligiosa de cristianos, musulmanes y judíos se manifestó pacíficamente y en devota solidaridad el 15 de noviembre en Charleston, Virginia Occidental, en apoyo de dar acogida a refugiados sirios y al reasentamiento de refugiados.“Creemos [en] el sentido de la acogida, y también queremos alentarlo”, dijo Mark Van Koevering, obispo auxiliar de Virginia Occidental, que asistió a la manifestación en Charleston. “Forma parte de nuestra respuesta cristiana ofrecerle hospitalidad al extranjero. Y la prueba sugiere [que] en aquella comunidad a la que vienen inmigrantes, todos salen ganando: porque ellos aportan talentos y vigorizan el sueño de lo que Estados Unidos podría ser.“Todos hemos venido aquí de alguna parte, y es importante distinguir entre un inmigrante y un refugiado. Estas son personas que se han visto obligadas a abandonar sus hogares y se encuentran en situación desesperada”.Centenares de simpatizantes participaron en la manifestación, que también atrajo a docenas de opositores, dijo Van Koevering, quien reconoció las preocupaciones de los que se oponen, preocupaciones respecto a la seguridad y a la disponibilidad de recursos para hacerle frente a otros “grandes problemas” del estado.Sin embargo, el reasentamiento de refugiados “no es una alternativa”, afirmó él. Las inundaciones mataron a más de 20 personas y desplazaron a más de mil en el estado a principios de este año, la drogadicción es un problema endémico y el estado tiene una población envejeciente; problemas que la comunidad interreligiosa también está intentando abordar.Algunos de los oradores que participaron en la manifestación, entre ellos el rabino Victor Urecki, de la sinagoga B’nai Jacob, fueron alguna vez refugiados.“El rabino contó su propia historia de cómo lo sacaron de Europa siendo niño y de cuánto ha significado ese sueño de Estados Unidos y la importancia de mantener viva esa tradición de ser un lugar de acogida”, dijo Van Koevering.Durante más de un año, el Ministerio Interreligioso de Virginia Occidental para los Refugiados ha estado trabajando con el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración para convertirse en una [agencia] afiliada de reasentamiento, con la Diócesis de Virginia Occidental como su organización fiduciaria. En octubre de 2025, se celebró un foro sobre la actual crisis de refugiados en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St John’s]. al que asistieron 150 personas y que dio lugar a la formación del Ministerio Interreligioso de Virginia Occidental.El Ministerio Interreligioso para los Refugiados incluye miembros voluntarios clérigos y laicos de la catedral ortodoxa de San Jorge [St. George], la Asociación Islámica local, Beneficencias Católicas [Catholic Charities], que en la actualidad reasienta a refugiados en Charleston; la iglesia episcopal de San Juan y otras. Desde el comienzo de este ministerio, los voluntarios se han reunido con líderes políticos del estado para abogar por el reasentamiento de refugiados en Charleston (pulse aquí para ver 10 datos sobre el programa de reasentamiento de refugiados en EE.UU.; y aquí donde se descartan tres mitos acerca del programa).“Los esfuerzos y talentos que hemos visto desplegar por los voluntarios de base en el Ministerio Interreligioso de Virginia Occidental para los Refugiados, al tiempo que se esfuerzan en acoger a refugiados en su comunidad, son verdaderamente notables”, dijo el Rdo. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración. “El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración considera que es un regalo para nuestro ministerio asociarse con ellos para llevar a buen seguro a las víctimas de la persecución. Les están mostrando al país y al mundo el carácter acogedor de Virginia Occidental”.Así como el Ministerio Interreligioso de Virginia Occidental para los Refugiados está intentando despegar, la existencia misma del programa de reasentamiento de EE.UU. cuelga de un hilo. El presidente electo Donald J. Trump y otros en el Partido Republicano han manifestado que los refugiados ya no son bienvenidos, particularmente sirios y otros refugiados que provienen de países aquejados por actividades terroristas.En Virginia Occidental, un ministerio interreligioso compuesto íntegramente de voluntarios ha estado trabajando para crear una unidad comunitaria a raíz de la elección presidencial de la semana pasada y de una contenciosa temporada electoral.“Ha habido alguna fealdad en las elecciones y muchos de nuestros miembros y voluntarios están asumiendo una enérgica postura a favor de la unidad, la tolerancia y la inclusión y el amor por el prójimo”, dijo Lynn Clarke, presidente voluntario del Ministerio Interreligioso de Virginia Occidental para los Refugiados.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración presentó al Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. en octubre la solicitud del Ministerio Interreligioso de Virginia Occidental para los Refugiados al objeto de convertirse en una [agencia] afiliada de reasentamiento.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración es una de las nueve agencias —más de la mitad de ellas de carácter religioso— que trabajan asociadas con el Departamento de Estado para acoger y reasentar refugiados. Su personal trabaja con 30 [agencias] afiliadas de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis y 22 estados, brindando asistencia directa a recién llegados. También les proporciona medios a las congregaciones de participar en el reasentamiento de refugiados en sus comunidades y alienta a los episcopales a unirse a la Red Episcopal de Política Pública (EPPN, por su sigla en inglés) para abogar por normativas que protejan los derechos de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo. Pulse aquí para los recursos postelectorales de la EPPN para la defensa social de refugiados e inmigración.De los 21,3 millones refugiados en el mundo actual, sólo un 1 por ciento podrían ser reasentados. En 2017, El Alto comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados estima que 1,19 millones de refugiados deberán reasentarse. Un número desproporcionado de refugiados, el 53 por ciento, huyen de Somalia, Afganistán y Siria, [país este último] donde más de cuatro años de guerra civil ha dado lugar a la muerte de más de 250.000 personas y al desplazamiento de 11 millones.“Los esfuerzos interreligiosos para acoger a refugiados en Charleston, Virginia Occidental, son sólo un ejemplo de la manera en que las comunidades a través de Estados Unidos están activa y expresamente dedicadas a la labor del reasentamiento”, Lacy Broemel, analista de la política de refugiados e inmigración de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C. “Las comunidades han visto como los refugiados benefician a sus barrios, sus escuelas y a la economía local y están hablando de compartir esas experiencias. Especialmente a la luz de la crisis de refugiados a escala global, la Iglesia Episcopal está comprometida a continuar acogiendo a refugiados y a continuar la larga tradición de nuestro país de reasentar refugiados bajo el próximo gobierno”.La mayoría de los sirios siguen viviendo en la vecina Jordania, pero muchos han sido acogidos en Europa. El gobierno de Obama se comprometió a recibir al menos a 10.000 refugiados sirios en Estados Unidos en el año fiscal 2016, que terminó el 30 de septiembre. El Charleston Gazette-Mail informaba que cinco refugiados sirios habían sido reasentados en Virginia Occidental.Si las cifras actuales se mantienen, el próximo año podrían reasentarse en Estados Unidos hasta 110.000 refugiados.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSState House District 45 Previous articlePrimary Election Results – The JudgesNext articleLive Primary Election Results Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rubio still a ladder climber with poor attendandace in congress…. I am a republican but will never never vote for him!!!!!! Is he dancing with the stars next like locke???? August 31, 2016 at 12:59 am Teresa 1 COMMENT Kamia BrownDefeats four challengers for State HouseKamia Brown outdistanced a crowded field of democrats to win the State House District 45 seat with 35% of the vote. Because there is no republican running, Brown will not face a challenger in November. Brown received 5,429 votes to defeat Attorney Greg Jackson with 3,104 votes (20%), Bishop Kelvin Cobaris 2,871 votes (19%), Peter Pham 2,050 votes (13%), and William Jusme 1,875 (12%). You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
TAGSAmendment 4Florida LegislatureGov. Ron DeSantisThe Conversation Previous articleWho won the Democratic Presidential Debates? Let’s Talk About ItNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Victoria Shineman, University of PittsburghFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a measure approved by state lawmakers that makes the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies contingent on having paid off all criminal debt associated with their conviction.A coalition of civil rights groups immediately filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the new law by having it declared unconstitutional.I’m a political scientist who researches the effects of restricting and restoring the voting rights of people convicted of crimes. I believe it’s not yet clear whether the new law will withstand this legal challenge. But if the law stays on the books, it would greatly reduce the number of people whose voting rights are restored in Florida.Voting rights in FloridaFlorida used to have the nation’s strictest disenfranchisement law for people convicted of felonies.In most states, voting rights are automatically restored after a person is released from prison, or after they finish parole or probation. In comparison, under Florida’s old system, a citizen with a felony conviction would never be allowed to vote again, unless they were granted clemency by a four-member board that typically had a long waitlist of applicants.Florida voters had indicated their readiness to change all that in November 2018, when they voted by a 2-1 margin to amend their state’s constitution. Known as Amendment 4, this measure backed by conservative and progressive groups alike automatically restored the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions “after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation.”Florida enfranchisement leader Desmond Meade registered to vote in January 2019.AP Photo/John RaouxNew exclusionsThe new law restricts the impact of Amendment 4, making the inability to pay off criminal debts the only thing standing between many people and their right to vote.That’s why many politicians and civil rights advocates have derided the measure as a “poll tax” akin to the fees southern states levied on African Americans to strip them of their right to vote for nearly a century. The 24th Amendment declared poll taxes illegal in federal elections in 1964, and the Supreme Court barred them from state elections two years later.The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People argues that Florida’s law violates the Constitution’s 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause, the 24th Amendment’s ban on poll taxes, the 15th Amendment’s prohibition of denying voting rights based on race, and the First Amendment’s protection of free speech.The ACLU further alleges that the new law violates the Florida Constitution because it contradicts the voters’ intent.Without the new law, Amendment 4 could potentially have restored voting rights to about 1.4 million citizens. But now, 80% or more of Floridians with felony convictions who owe criminal debts might never get the opportunity to cast ballots, according to the lawsuit filed right after DeSantis signed the new law.Although the law does provide for new pathways by which criminal debts can be dismissed or converted into community service, former Florida Chief Judge Belvin Perry questions whether those options will work.More than 2,000 people who gained voting rights through Amendment 4 had registered within the first three months of 2019. The state anticipates canceling any registrations it deems ineligible once it sets up costly systems to implement the law.Florida authorities have said they won’t prosecute anyone who registered or voted during the first half of 2019 for voter fraud, even if they are later deemed ineligible to vote. But there are no protections in place for anyone who registers in the future.Unpaid criminal debtsWhy do so many Floridians have unpaid criminal debt?Florida’s constitution requires the state’s courts to finance themselves. Generating their own budget compels the courts to levy “user fees” to defendants as they progress through the system, in addition to the restitution to victims and fines associated with each conviction.The state issued a total of more than US$1 billion in felony fines between 2013 and 2018.Strangely, the authorities do not expect most of these fees to ever be paid. Florida’s leaders acknowledge this. The state anticipates the receipt of only 9% of that money, versus 90% receipt rates for traffic fines.Through these fines, Florida courts are trying to generate revenue from a poor population that is largely unable to pay. While the Florida Supreme Court affirmed that the state must evaluate a person’s ability to pay before collection begins, and also before punishing for nonpayment, this rarely happens. One woman owes $59 million in restitution related to her insurance fraud conviction after serving a 30-month sentence.Is this legal?Voters could be surprised to see people with felony convictions having to pay off criminal debt as a condition for getting back the right to vote. The ballot initiative didn’t mention criminal debt.Interpretations varied, however. A lawyer presenting the amendment to the Supreme Court, Florida’s official financial impact assessment of the amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union and online voter guides all had their own take on whether the amendment would include criminal debt.Should legal challenges to this law make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the outcome isn’t clear. The Supreme Court previously upheld a similar Arizona law that required citizens to pay back all court charges before having their voting rights restored. The court ruled that these charges are not a tax, and also that policies that restore voting rights must meet different standards than policies that restrict voting rights.But the unique characteristics of Florida’s criminal debt structure could potentially make Florida a new test case.Lost opportunitiesI’d argue that restoring the vote to citizens who have been through the criminal justice system would benefit society.My research suggests that being encouraged to vote causes people to become more informed and more trusting.I also researched what happened when more than 150,000 Virginians convicted of felonies had their voting rights restored through actions by their governor. I found that restoring voting rights in Virginia caused newly enfranchised citizens to feel more included in society and to develop stronger trust in government and stronger confidence in themselves.Other scholars have found that these types of attitudes ease the transition back to life outside prison after serving out sentences, reducing the likelihood that formerly incarcerated people commit more crimes.Based on this research, it appears likely that restoring voting rights to more people in Florida would benefit the state in many ways – among them, having fewer people living behind bars. And any law that restricts this enfranchisement would have the opposite effect.This article includes some information in a related article published May 1, 2019.[ Deep knowledge, daily. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter. ]Victoria Shineman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of PittsburghThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. 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A to Z Consulting Engineers, PC Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Albert Vecerka/Esto+ 12 Share Landscaping: Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz ArchitectSave this projectSaveTribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect Av Consultant:Precision Home TheaterCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Albert Vecerka/EstoRecommended ProductsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionText description provided by the architects. In Manhattan’s landmarked Tribeca North area, the 3,000-square-feet top floor and roof of an 1884 caviar warehouse are reconceived as a residence with large open entertaining zones and a fluid connection with the outdoor environment.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanOutdoor ConnectionThe residence is transformed by a relocated mezzanine where a sunken interior court with a retractable glass roof connects to the planted green roof garden above. This gesture of subtracting volume from the interior brings the outdoors into the primary living zones. The roof, peeled back, showers the spaces with natural light. When open, ample air flow enters what was once a poorly ventilated and dark loft. By night, the court acts as an internal lantern illuminating the loft below.Save this picture!© Albert Vecerka/EstoHistoric DialogueEmbracing the building’s industrial past, a visual discourse between new and old is devised through insertions of modern materials along with restored or reclaimed materials from the loft. A custom steel stair repurposes timbers from the old roof joists as treads and landings. The multiple level residence is unified by a walnut fascia that serves as a conceptual datum.Save this picture!© Albert Vecerka/EstoSustainability & HealthTo add to its sustainable nature, new and energy-efficient mechanical systems and appliances are employed. The project reclaims and reuses loft materials while bringing in new, locally sourced products including the appliances, retractable glass roof, architectural metal work, and cabinetry. The new roof terrace utilizes reclaimed bluestone pavers and a majority of native plant species that require little water while insulating the environment below.Save this picture!© Albert Vecerka/EstoProject gallerySee allShow lessWooden Hut / Kawahara Krause ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSOM Masterplans Egypt’s New Capital CityArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:New York, NY, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs: Albert Vecerka/Esto Photographs ZZZ Carpentry Inc. CopyLoft, Refurbishment•New York, United States “COPY” United States Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/611915/tribeca-loft-andrew-franz-architect Clipboard Loft General Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/611915/tribeca-loft-andrew-franz-architect Clipboard MEP Engineer: Area: 3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Blue Shore Engineering Andrew Franz Architect Architects: Andrew Franz Architect Area Area of this architecture project Interior Design: 2013 ArchDaily Plant Specialists Structural Engineer: Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect CopyAbout this officeAndrew Franz ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentHousingRefurbishmentJersey CityWoodNew YorkResidentialOn InstagramUnited StatesPublished on March 23, 2015Cite: “Tribeca Loft / Andrew Franz Architect” 23 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Rogare, the fundraising think tank at Plymouth University, has announced that creative agency Bluefrog and regular giving specialist Rapidata have become its first associate members.They will work with the organisation, headed by Ian MacQuillin, to help identify areas of research and to plan publications, events and other activities that will bring this research to the attention of the wider fundraising community.Rogare describes ‘associate members’ as “suppliers to the fundraising sector who share Rogare’s ‘Critical Fundraising’ ethos and vision for how fundraising needs to meet the challenges confronting it”. Its overall aim is to “be the engine that turns academic ideas into actionable information for fundraisers”.Ian MacQuillin, Rogare’s manager, added:“Associate Members are not just passive sponsors, they are genuine, active partners in delivering our research programme. We have ambitious plans to change the way fundraising rises to overcome the challenges it faces. The first step in this process is to critically evaluate and question what we currently know, or think we know, about fundraising.“That’s why I’m delighted to welcome two organisations that are led by people with just this critical mindset.”Scott Gray and Mark Philips, Managing Director of Bluefrog, will both join Rogare’s advisory panel of senior and emerging sector thinkers.Scott Gray explained the partnership, saying: Advertisement 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising think tank announces first two associate members Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Research / statistics Rogare Howard Lake | 5 January 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. “I believe our annual benchmarking report that tracks cancellation cycles and regular giving trends will continue to help understand why this might be, and I hope our association with Rogare will focus attention on how charities can make the most of Direct Debit, build loyalty and improve retention.”Other associate membersMacQuillin said that Rogare plans to limit the number of Associate Members at any one time to six. He is in talks with seven other organisations considering Associate Membership.