Germany will say auf wiedersehen to euro

first_img NEXT year will see the first member of the single currency starting to talk seriously about leaving the Eurozone. That country will be the nation with the strongest and the most dynamic economy in Europe. That country will be Germany.The survival of the euro is no longer up for debate. If 2010 has proved anything it is that the productivity divide between core and periphery is too great to be spanned by a single currency. The only real question is how does the breakdown happen and which countries Berlin is prepared to take with it?Labelling countries “winners” and “losers” in this process would though be a mistake. Germany may initially look like a “winner” but there will be considerable pain for the country’s exporters as its new/old currency appreciates rapidly. On the other hand, a country like Ireland will feel much better about its prospects once the pain of separation has passed. Though it must be admitted that the actual breakdown will not be an easy process. Every country in the region has the bulk of its debts in euros. Consequently, for many nations there will need to be a debt restructuring. This will not be a pleasant experience for debtors or creditors, though many are increasingly aware that it is on the horizon. GERMAN DEPARTURE HAS BENEFITSOnce this episode is over, almost everybody will be much happier. The Germans will no longer have to grind their teeth about bailing out the rest of Europe and the rest of Europe will find that growth is now possible with a more competitive currency. Indeed, many countries might be in for a period of strong growth and improved employment similar to that seen when the UK left the European exchange rate mechanism.It must be noted that it’s likely that the euro won’t break down fully. There will remain a group of countries that are close enough economically to remain linked. This is the group of nations, with Germany as the hegemonic power, which from the outset should have pursued integration but critically should also have been brave enough to say “no” to those that did not measure up. In the end they were doing nobody any favours by allowing countries to fudge their entry criteria.The only problem that lies in the way of this rational outcome is that much of Europe is currently burdened by a political elite that can’t admit that it was wrong. There seems to be no desire amongst these politicians to recognise that a single currency was a mistake for many nations and that it’s time to find an exit strategy. The people of Europe need better leadership and they need it now.Guy Johnson co-anchors European Closing Bell weekdays on CNBC Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content Germany will say auf wiedersehen to euro Show Comments ▼ Sunday 28 November 2010 7:56 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldlast_img read more

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgBotswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 as a body corporate by an Act of Parliament to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. An amendment of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 repealed the monopoly of BTC and other service providers could operate in the telecommunications arena in Botswana. Through a privatisation process mandated through the Privatisation Policy of 2000, shares were sold in the state telecommunications corporation; leaving the government of Botswana with a 51 percent stake in BTCL. The telecommunications corporation offers fixed and mobile voice telephony, including pre- and postpaid services; as well as broadband, online phonebook, Wi-Fi connectivity, frame relay wide-area networking, toll-free and contact centre services, and residential, business and leased line services. BTC also provides an integrated digital networks service, private automatic branch exchange systems, aperture terminal services, and international private-leased circuits.last_img read more

FTSE 100 crash: I’d start buying bargain UK shares in an ISA today to retire early

first_img The recent FTSE 100 crash has caused a wide range of UK shares to trade at bargain valuations. This means any investor who’s seeking to build an early-retirement nest egg over the long run may now have numerous buying opportunities.As such, this could be the right time to open a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA. This could help you invest in a diverse range of businesses ahead of a likely market recovery.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…FTSE 100 buying opportunitiesThe FTSE 100’s track record is filled with periods of high volatility. Investors were very uncertain about how the index would perform. Although buying UK shares during such periods hasn’t always produced quick returns, the index has always recovered from even its very worst bear markets to produce new record highs.Therefore, now could be a good time to start buying a wide range of UK shares. In many cases, they offer wide margins of safety as a result of their challenging outlooks. This may present buying opportunities. Especially among those businesses that have sufficient financial strength to survive a challenging short-term period for the economy. Over time, they could deliver impressive returns as investor sentiment and their operating conditions gradually improve.Planning for an early retirementThe FTSE 100 could provide the most attractive risk/reward investing opportunity for long-term investors at the present time. Other assets, such as cash and bonds, may outperform it in the short run should there be a second market crash. But, over the longer term, their return prospects are relatively unattractive. Low interest rates may also be required for a prolonged period of time. This could also mean that cash and bonds offer negative returns after inflation has been factored in.Similarly, other assets, such as buy-to-let property, may offer lower returns than UK shares. Especially when you factor in their high valuations relative to stocks, as well as unfavourable tax treatment, compared to shares held within a Stocks and Shares ISA. Overall, this may mean investors who are seeking to build a nest egg are better off with a portfolio of stocks than owning several properties.Timing the marketOf course, some investors may wish to wait for a more settled period for the FTSE 100 before buying a diverse range of UK shares. However, it’s exceptionally difficult to time the market on a consistent basis. For example, stock prices may have factored in risks, such as a second wave of coronavirus. Meanwhile, some threats, such as slower economic growth due to the US election result, may not materialise.Therefore, now could be the right time to start buying undervalued UK shares. Their recovery potential within a tax-efficient account, such as an ISA, could help you to retire early. 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. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

England defeat world champions New Zealand at Twickenham

first_imgSubstitutions: Wilson for Waterman (47), Burford for Oliver (51), Turner for Fleetwood (55), Hunt for Mason (55), Keates for Clark (55), Packer for Essex (58), Matthews for Alphonsi (78)New Zealand15 Victoria Grant (C), 14 Shakira Baker, 13 Kelly Brazier, 12 Amiria Rule,  11 Renee Wickliffe, 10 Rebecca Mahoney, 9 Emma Jensen, 1 Kathleen Wilton, 2 Fiao’o Faamausili, 3 Mel Bosman, 4 Vita Robinson, 5 Eloise Blackwell, 6 Amanda Murphy, 7 Justine Lavea, 8 Casey Robertson. Replecaments: 16 Karina Penetito, 17 Doris Taufateau, 18 Rawina Everitt, 19 Aroha Savage, 20 Kendra Cocksedge, 21 Teresa Te Tamaki, 22 Hazel Tubic LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England Women celebrate a 10-0 victory over World Champions New ZealandEngland Women put behind them the heartache of losing the 2010 Rugby World Cup final tonight (Saturday) by defeating the world champions, New Zealand, 10-0 at Twickenham Stadium.Gary Street’s side, who last took on the Black Ferns 14 months ago and lost 13-10, controlled a superb game at the home of England Rugby to take the hard earned but well deserved victory. A 30th minute try from Margaret Alphonsi, which followed some superb work by Woman of the Match Emily Scarratt, as well as a conversion and drop goal from skipper Katy McLean sealed the victory for the home side.England Head Coach Street said: “14 months of sheer hard work and preparation went into today’s performance. We were not satisfied with our performance in the world cup final and we had a point to prove as much to ourselves as anyone. We played some good expansive rugby and our big players stood up and put the work in all over the park. It feels great that all our hard work has paid off today.“All that said this is the start of a three test series against the world champions. Although I think we dominated most of the game and a lot of the areas, we have to keep this performance and momentum going. New Zealand are the world champions after all and there is no doubt that they will want to bounce back bigger and stronger on Tuesday at Esher, but we will be ready for that.”Unlike the World Cup final, England began the game with great control and attacked the Black Ferns hard. Nine minutes in and the visitors had not had a sniff in England’s half. The Black Ferns battled hard to regain control and they started to put pressure on England’s scrum but in the end they were penalised and England were awarded a penalty on 15 minutes. Fly-half McLean couldn’t make the penalty with her kick going just below the crossbar, but that didn’t put the home side off their stride.England continued to keep New Zealand in their half and came close to scoring after 20 minutes. Good line-out ball from Lichfield hooker Vicky Fleetwood saw lock Rowena Burnfield take it in. Alphonsi and Becky Essex both picked and drove, but in the end they couldn’t ground the ball with the Black Ferns defence holding firm.After 30 minutes though England secured a crucial try. Again, another well-worked line-out, with Tamara Taylor this time securing good, clean ball, saw the ball recycled out through La Toya Mason, McLean and then Scarratt who made a superb break with a great line cut through New Zealand’s defence. The Lichfield centre couldn’t make the try-line but Alphonsi was in support and blasted her way through to score. With McLean converting England took a 7-0 lead at half-time.New Zealand had their chances after the break when McLean’s kick was scooped up by wing Renee Wickliffe. Wickcliffe found space and ran through England’s defence but lost control of the ball close to the try-line when Scarratt came in and covered well in defence. England rang the changes as the 50 minute mark neared with Rachael Burford, Amy Tuner, Natasha Hunt and Laura Keates all coming on. And it unsettled New Zealand who nearly conceded a second try when Alphonsi got on the end of a clever chip from McLean, but again she was unable to secure the ball and ground it.McLean though continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over and stroked over a drop goal on 58 minutes to give the home side a 10-0 lead. England’s wingers, Michaela Staniford and Katherine Merchant, meanwhile continued to heap the pressure on New Zealand and Merchant came close to scoring after a 40 metre break, only for a tap tackle ten metres out to take her down.England and New Zealand are back in action on Tuesday for the second of the three match series at Esher RFC, kick off 7pm, before the final match on Saturday December 3rd, kick-off 2pm, at Esher RFC also.England15 Danielle   Waterman      (Worcester), 14 Katherine  Merchant       (Worcester), 13 Emily          Scarratt            (Lichfield), 12 Kimberley     Oliver  (Bristol), 11 Michaela Staniford     (Wasps), 10 Katy      McLean            (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks) (C), 9 La Toya         Mason            (Wasps), 1 Rochelle            Clark   (Worcester), 2 Victoria         Fleetwood     (Lichfield), 3 Sophie            Hemming       (Bristol), 4 Rowena Burnfield   (Richmond), 5 Tamara        Taylor(Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), 6 Rebecca            Essex(Richmond), 7 Margaret      Alphonsi        (Saracens) (VC), 8 Sarah   Hunter            (Lichfield). Replacements: 16 Amy       Turner            (Richmond), 17 Laura        Keates            (Worcester), 18 Marlie            Packer            (Bristol), 19 Alexandra  Matthews(Richmond), 20 Natasha    Hunt   (Lichfield), 21 Rachael         Burford (Richmond), 22 Kay          Wilson            (Richmond)Tries: AlphonsiConversions: McLeanDrop goals: McLean LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: England players celebrate their team’s 10-0 victory as the final whistle blows during the Women’s Rugby Union International match bertween England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)last_img read more

Cohen Residence / KUBE

first_imgArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Cape Town, South Africa South Africa Year:  Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Cohen Residence / KUBE Photographs:  Stefan RademanText description provided by the architects. The site which is located on the southern slope of Lion’s head, within the trendy suburb, Tamboerskloof, commands spectacular views over Cape Town and the harbor. From the street one gets a hint of the building, but your first real interaction is with the timber box, which houses the guest suite, looming over as you draw near the premises. The gate leads one to a lush courtyard where granite stepping stones set in an indigenous garden guide you to the front door.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreUpon entering the house you are confronted by a double volume timber screen anchored in a bed of marble. Shadows streak down the wall behind as the screen filters the light cascading in through a skylight located over the stairwell. The off-shutter finish of the concrete soffit is complemented by recycled timber parquet flooring laid in a herring-bone fashion. The brief required an arrangement of interconnectedness and it is from the entrance foyer that you can best appreciate how the spaces have been assembled in order to achieve this. The space serves as a circulation hub and access point to all the zones – the public component comprised of the living dining kitchen functions is located to your left with the garage entrance to your right. The staircase leading upstairs where the private living quarters are located, wraps around the timber screen becoming a walkway accessing the 2nd bedroom and guest suite and then a ramp as it leads you to the master suite.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe living dining component, located on the ground floor, is both versatile and durable with concrete, timber and marble dominating the palette. These materials have a reputation for maturing gracefully while the soft muted tones create a versatile canvas for interior styling. The dining space, backed by an open-plan kitchen, is set up for comfortable, generous gatherings and flows onto the outside entertainment area. The adjacent internal living space is designed more towards wintertime living. The space is cozy and introspective with the wood-burning fireplace drawing the viewer’s attention away from the views. The parquet flooring here is arranged in stretcher-bond fashion, a more contemporary adaptation of the norm.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe outside living space is flanked by the swimming pool. The predominantly summer space also lends itself to those cooler evenings thanks to the introduction of an outside fireplace. The off-shutter concrete slab which covers the space is suspended between the three massive timber-clad portals. Inserted into the slab is a walk-on skylight allowing additional sunlight to penetrate the space below. The deck structure and the main residence were envisaged as separate forms and to enhance this concept the joints between these two components are also glazed.The dialogue between the expansive and the intimate is particularly present within the upper, private living spaces. The guest suite and 2nd bedroom which is located on the opposite side of the entrance foyer represent contrasting approaches to space. The guest suite located on the street elevation opens up to views of signal hill, extending the space into the landscape while the 2nd bedroom despite having an identical configuration is intimate and contained, living out to its own secret courtyard framed by verdant planters and a timber pergola which serves as sun control as well as a security measure.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanLocated over the living-dining area the master suite has an open plan arrangement. The bed nestles up to a plinth clad in marble and walnut veneer while the bath floats on a slightly elevated bed of marble. Massive sliding doors and windows bring the views into the bedroom. The soffit level inside which was restrained due to height restrictions also assists in containing the expansive space. Bookshelves and books support this homely sense of scale. The suite lives out to a deck on the NW elevation. Each of the sliding doors and shutters sit on separate racks meaning that they slide independently and can be stacked in all different possible configurations. The master suite also has a private outside shower court to the South-West from where the views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe openings on the North-East and South-East are large to exploit the majestic views. To regulate heat ingress on these facades movable timber shutters which function as mechanisms for passive climate control were installed. The energy efficiency of the building achieved through the appropriate use of materials and techniques has ensured that no air-conditioning installation is required. The use of energy-efficient LED, fluorescent and low-voltage lighting throughout the house also cuts down on electricity usage significantly.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe solar installation at the Hofmeyr-Cohen Residence is responsible for all hot water intended for household use, under floor heating and the swimming pool. Solar collectors installed on the roof of the residence collect energy from the sun, which is then transferred to a water glycol mix. This energy (heat) is exchanged via internal heat exchangers to water which is stored in hot water storage cylinders. The flat plate glazed solar collectors which were used at the Hofmeyr-Cohen residence was chosen due to their high efficiency in the low operating temperature range, and is especially suitable for regions with high solar exposure and frost.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanIn a thermo siphoning system the heated water is transferred from the collector to the tank through convection. For this to work the storage tank needs to be installed higher than the solar collector otherwise natural convection cannot occur. At the Hofmeyr-Cohen residence it was necessary to consider the sightlines and views of neighbouring properties which meant that the tanks could not be accommodated on the roof where the collectors are. Instead the tank is located on the ground floor in a storage room behind the stairs, which means that a controller and pump was necessary to transfer the heated water to the tank. The pump and controller are both connected to the main power supply and have an average consumption of around (250-300 W/day).Save this picture!PlanThe client, who was exceedingly involved throughout the process, played an essential role in the success of the project, with the interesting spatial qualities emerging from a three-fold exchange between the particulars of the residential typology, the continually evolving brief and the architects’ attitude towards the creation of form.Project gallerySee allShow lessDebate Over the Design for the Glasgow School of Art by Steven HollArticlesAcademy of Art University Introduces the School of Landscape ArchitectureArticles Share “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 Save this picture!© Stefan Rademan+ 41 Share Photographs Architects: KUBE Area Area of this architecture project Cohen Residence / KUBESave this projectSaveCohen Residence / KUBE “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKUBEOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabas3D ModellingWoodCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on March 14, 2011Cite: “Cohen Residence / KUBE” 14 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?科恩住宅 / KUBE Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Local charities offered one day stall at Bath Christmas market

first_img Organisers of the Bath Christmas Market are inviting local charities to apply to run the charity market stall for a day in the run-up to Christmas.This year’s Bath Christmas Market runs from Thursday 27 November to Sunday 14 December, and is expected to attract 370,000 tourists and shoppers. That means 18 charities can each run the popular market stall for one day.Last year, the total raised on the stall between the organisations was over £14,000.CLIC Sargent took part in the Christmas market and raised over £1,000 in just one day. Amy White from the charity said:“We had a fantastic day and would like to thank Bath Tourism Plus for their support. We had many positive comments from customers and one really positive outcome was that a local person loved our stall so much she has now become a volunteer.”Other charities that were chosen included the Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Forever Friends Appeal, the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, the Rotary Club and Alzheimer’s Society.So, it might be approaching mid-summer, but entries for the charity stall at Bath Christmas Market are open now and close on 11 July 2014. To apply email Bath Tourism to request an application form. All interested charities will be added to a short-list; 18 successful charity applicants will be chosen at random and notified in August 2014.  80 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 21 June 2014 | News Local charities offered one day stall at Bath Christmas market About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: christmas Community fundraising small charities South West Advertisementlast_img read more

Send a Cow launches biggest ever appeal to raise £1.2m

first_img Send a Cow has launched its biggest ever appeal, to enable mothers to grow their own nutritious food to feed their families, with the government to match every pound raised in the appeal until 31 December 2017.The Mother & Child Appeal aims to raise £1.2m to provide mothers with the skills and tools to grow their own food. It focuses on 22-year-old Mercy, and 30-year-old Ruth, who live in Kenya, Mercy is raising two young children alone and is also the main carer for her younger siblings and her mother, who recently lost both hands after a fire. She has dropped out of school to try to provide for her family, who are currently eating at most one meal a day.In contrast, mother of five Ruth and her husband began working with a Send a Cow group in 2013. Within two months they had learned how to grow their own vegetables, improve their home hygiene, and how to build a special stove requiring less firewood.As well as promoting the campaign via social media and the charity’s website, in November Send A Cow will be launching a short documentary. ‘Alice & Agnes’ to show the difference support is making to farming families in Africa. It looks at the lives of three generations of women who are working together and sharing skills to survive off their land with support from Send a Cow. The charity has entered the film into several competitions and festivals and will also be showing it at the Afrika Eye Exhibition at the Watershed in Bristol.The charity also has a photographic exhibition illuminating the achievements of women in rural Kenya and providing an insight into their everyday lives. The exhibition will be travelling around several churches: St Thomas Church, Salisbury from 30 September until 13 October, St James, Piccadilly from 16 October to 30 October, and Wells Cathedral from 18-25 November.As well as an online gallery, there will be an event in London where the photos will be displayed, and with several speakers including the BBC’s Louise Minchin. There will also be a short series of podcasts, each telling a different story from Africa. These are due to be released at the end of October.Paul Stewart, Send a Cow CEO, said:“Every mother wants the best for her child. Together, we can achieve this. It’s not too late for Mercy: with your support she can give her children the childhood she never had. Her and Ruth’s story has inspired Send a Cow to launch the Mother and Child appeal. And, what’s more, the UK Government will double every donation made before 31 December.”  157 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 3 October 2017 | News  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Advertisement Tagged with: appeals match funding Send a Cow launches biggest ever appeal to raise £1.2m About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Week after military coup, protests swell rapidly in Myanmar

first_imgLocal NewsWorld News Week after military coup, protests swell rapidly in Myanmar TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleStormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, once foes, talk TrumpNext articleRio Grande Valley coach Lew Hill dies day after final game Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Donegal County Council told plan to cut CE schemes is “shortsighted”

first_img WhatsApp Cuts to community employment schemes are already impacting on Donegal groups and communities.That’s according to councillor Patrick McGowan who is calling on government to reverse any plans to cut FAS schemes.Donegal County Council has been told of the positive work carried out through the schemes in schools, community associations and in assisting tidy towns groups.Councillor McGowan say the government is being short sighted in considering cutting the schemes by up to two thirds in some cases…………..[podcast][/podcast] Newsx Adverts Previous articleNRA confirms regional road fundingNext articleJury sworn in for Arranmore Island murder trial News Highland Google+ Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal County Council told plan to cut CE schemes is “shortsighted” By News Highland – January 30, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Government urged to release funding for Finn Harps stadium

first_imgThe Government is being urged to immediately release funding for the new Finn Harps stadium.It’s widely thought that the finished stadium would provide local jobs and give communities long-lasting improved amenities.Work on the project has effectively been stalled since 2014.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says €1.2 million was spent of the project a number of years ago but it has been left lay idle since.He says the Government can no longer be excused on the matter:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleFunding avenues to be explored for troublesome treesNext articleDublin expected to move to level three restrictions tonight News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Government urged to release funding for Finn Harps stadium Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – September 18, 2020 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more