Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) 2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePaper Converting Company Limited is based in Mauritius and produces and sells tissue and toilet paper internationally. The company manufactures and sells its product under the brand of toilet and tissue paper ‘Kleenex’ under license from Kimberly Clark Corp of USA. Paper Converting Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Howard Lake | 27 June 2005 | News IFAW doubles online income with stop the seal hunt microsite The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has doubled its online income using a microsite developed by nonprofit sector technology provider Kintera Inc.The 36-year-old campaign to end the killing of baby seals during the commercial hunting season in Canada has been supported for the first time with a dedicated microsite.In just two months, the StoptheSealHunt.com microsite (a segment of www.ifaw.org, which Kintera also powers) resulted in a 174% increase in donations and a 108% increase in online memberships for IFAW, compared to the same time period in 2004. The fundraising results included over £65,000 in donations and over 28,000 new online members. Advertisement 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The IFAW microsite allowed people to call for an end to the seal hunt by writing letters to local representatives as well as the Canadian government.“Creating a specific site detailing our efforts to end the hunt helped us reach a much larger audience, many of whom were not aware of IFAW before, said Fred O’Regan, IFAW’s president and CEO. Kintera’s web-based tools enabled IFAW staff to maintain all the various elements of the site. The site contained specialised local content and language “to create a truly global web platform” that was customised for each country. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Fundraising Success [amzn_product_post]Describes how to successfully raise money for your school, church or youth sports team. Written by Kimberly Reynolds of FundraiserHelp.com, Fundraising Success gives you all the details on how to select the right fundraiser, organise your volunteers, keep accurate records, get publicity and most importantly, how to double or triple your previous results.For those groups selling fundraising products, there are dozens of insights for getting more sales ranging from using the best locations, understanding how to ask prospects for help and provide a compelling justification to them that’s guaranteed to boost your sales.For groups doing event fundraisers, there are detailed instructions on how to partner with local merchants ahead of time and demonstrate to them how you can help them grow their business. Using this merchant plan will greatly increase the amount of goods and services donated to support your cause. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News With events, your silent auctions are your biggest moneymaker and you need to understand that businesses make decisions based on what’s in it for them. Once they see how you can help them, they are eager to help your group in return.Based on over twenty years of experience, Fundraising Success will definitely boost your bottom line! 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.
Royal British Legion trials contactless Poppy Appeal collection tins Tagged with: contactless The Royal British Legion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis64 Melanie May | 10 November 2016 | News Royal British Legion is trialling contactless Poppy Appeal collection tins in NatWest branches this November.To enable the mobile donations, technology company Thyngs has partnered with WorldPay and Royal Bank of Scotland. Thirteen NatWest branches across the UK are trialling the poppy trays and collection tins, which enable people tap or scan the thyng with their smartphone to make a donation.Two collection tins are being trialled. One tin, developed by Worldpay, doubles up as a contactless terminal charging £2 per tap, while another features Thyngs styckers which use mobile phone technology to instantly direct mobile users to a dedicated donation page. The styckers are also built into the Poppy Appeal trays. The move will also allow The Royal British Legion to collect gift aid. 256 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis64 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. If the trial is successful, the technology may be rolled out across the country for next year’s Poppy Appeal and made available to other charities.The collection tins are being trialled at branches in Birmingham, Cardiff, Carlisle, Farnborough, Hereford, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Salisbury and Scunthorpe.Neil Garner, Thyngs CEO, said:“It is a privilege to support The Royal British Legion’s 2016 Poppy Appeal in this partnership by transforming the donation tins and Poppy trays into interactive ‘thyngs’. There’s nothing simpler than tapping the poppy design to connect to a compelling digital experience to find out more, get in touch, or donate with Gift Aid. Quite simply better than cash in every way.” 255 total views, 1 views today
About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Dreadful to hear this news. Thoughts with all the staff and volunteers at @vinspired. Young people need the support that the youth sector provides https://t.co/IYbUUewZV3— Lucy Caldicott (@LucyCaldicott) November 22, 2018 210 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Youth volunteering charity vInspired will close this Tuesday (26 November) it has announced, after exhausting its reserves after trying to move to self-sustainability from a reliance on government funding.vInspired was set up in 2006 by the Labour government, and has since helped over one million young people to volunteer, with more than 7,000 organisations using its services to find volunteers.News of its closure was announced in a personal statement on Twitter last week by its Chief Executive Jessica Taplin. The National Youth Agency, with which vInspired has delivered the NCS, also commented on the news in a statement published on its site:“The loss of vInspired will be felt keenly by the youth sector, as a national champion of young people. Grown out of the Russell Commission’s report, over the years it has helped promote positive activities, opportunities and perceptions of young people through volunteering across the country. Its work and values live on through all the businesses, community groups and young people it has served. NYA has enjoyed a close partnership for NCS and youth social action in particular and will continue to work with vInspired Education for future quality provision in support of young people. At a time when we are being promised an end to austerity, we need to hold on to, invest in and develop the youth sector, and support those charities and services which in turn invest in young people – supported in the present, ambitious for their future.” In it, Taplin said that vInspired had been forced to downsize in recent years after coalition and Conservative governments had reduced funding. This reduction in support had meant vInspired had been forced to strive for financial self-sufficiency earlier than it had anticipated.She said:“The hope was that our reserves and new funding would support our journey from government reliance to commercial sustainability. However since the returning of funds to the government in 2017, the charity’s position was not as secure as we had hoped when we started our turnaround strategy in 2016.”“We’ve attempted to achieve financial sustainability much sooner than originally anticipated but unfortunately have insufficient forward funding commitment to support our core service. Unfortunately having exhausted all options and our reserves we know that we can’t achieve sustainability for the Charity in the time that our financial position allows.“So it is with great regret that The Board are now entering into the process of winding up the charity and have appointed The Antony Batty & Company LLP with a view to closing on 27 November.” All 20 London staff have been given notice of redundancy for this date. However, the National Citizen Service will continue to be delivered through the vInspired Education team in the North East, which is is a separate legal entity to the charity, with Maxine Tennet, vInspired’s current Director of Operations continuing her work alongside the SMT in the North East.The news was met with sadness on Twitter, with many in the sector as well as past beneficiaries of vInspired commenting on the announcement. Tagged with: Finance Volunteering Melanie May | 26 November 2018 | News 209 total views, 1 views today vInspired to close this week after exhausting reserves AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24
Jan. 4 — The spread of human beings to every continent on our planet has been accompanied by great challenges and great innovations. Homo sapiens became the dominant life form around the globe because of our ability not only to adapt to our environment — all species have adapted, evolved or perished — but also to change the environment itself to meet our needs.So successful have we become at altering the environment that now it appears this has turned into its opposite. Global warming and climate change, resulting primarily from industrial growth and the burning of fossil fuels, pose enormous dangers not only to humans but to a wide array of animal and plant species.People in some of the most developed countries were reminded of these dangers in late December and early January as flooding in the Mississippi Valley and throughout Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland reached historic proportions.These floods were not the worst to affect large populations in recent years — there have been much bigger disasters in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America — but they show that extreme weather, predicted for decades by climate scientists, is indisputably underway, and will spare no country.In the United States, the Mississippi River and its tributaries, after heavy rains instead of the usual seasonal snows, reached record flood levels in some areas at the end of December, leading to widespread destruction in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. More than two dozen deaths have been reported so far.More flooding is expected over the coming weeks as the crest in the river moves downstream to Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.Starting on Dec. 30, the storm, which British meteorologists named Frank, battered the coastal and northern parts of Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland for several days with high winds and drenching rain, before turning further north, toward Greenland. While damage was widespread, deaths appear to have been kept to single digits. A final accounting was not available as of this writing.As it veered farther north, Storm Frank also brought rain and melting temperatures to areas above the Arctic Circle — an unheard-of scenario during the North Pole winter. Scientists maintain that the severity of the disasters in both the U.S. and Europe can be traced to global warming, which has pumped moisture into the atmosphere. Last year, 2015, was the warmest year on record.Criminal sabotage of climate agreementsYoung people now in college weren’t even born yet when climate scientists first began to present the alarming news about greenhouse gases and global warming to the world. This finally led, in 1997, to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was agreed to by 36 industrialized countries, including the U.S. That protocol committed them to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to 7 percent below their 1990 level by 2008-2012.The U.S. government signed the protocol in 1998 — but never ratified it, unlike the other 35 signatory countries. Then George W. Bush openly repudiated the agreement in March 2001, the first year of his presidency. Without the U.S., at the time the biggest polluter in the world, the protocol would have little effect. So as far as the U.S. was concerned, the Kyoto Protocol was dead on arrival.The blanket of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere continued to rise steeply.The story of the growing threat posed by global warming, while certainly not ignored by the capitalist media, is rarely if ever linked to the wars of the last quarter century: the war against Iraq, begun in 1991 under President George H.W. Bush; the invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001 (a war which continues to this day) after Bush’s repudiation of the Kyoto Protocol; the second Iraq war begun in March 2003, again by the junior Bush; and the current war against the government of Syria, begun late in 2011 under Barack Obama by opposition forces supported by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.Also not mentioned in connection with the climate threat is the war to destroy the government of Libya. That North African country had raised its standard of living to the continent’s highest.In all these conflicts and others in Africa and Asia, control over the world’s oil has been a major factor. And petroleum, after coal, is the major source of greenhouse gases.These wars have killed hundreds of thousands, displaced millions of people, and cost trillions of dollars — money that could have been used during this critical period, when scientists knew what was happening, to restructure energy production, transportation and housing to reduce the burning of fossil fuels.Nothing inevitable about climate changeThe disasters now facing much of the world were not inevitable. They are not punishment for “man’s greed and sins.” They don’t arise from overpopulation or humanity’s “hubris.” They are the product of the growth of the productive forces under a particular political and economic system: capitalism, which took root only a few centuries ago.Earlier societies had their environmental problems, too. But even though technology then was at a much lower level, the people came up with ways to do what was needed to ensure food sources and shelter.One of the most remarkable undertakings — started 2,250 years ago in China during the Qin dynasty — was a massive land reclamation and flood control project that involved diverting water from the Min River, which periodically flooded uncontrollably, to the other side of a mountain range where the soil was good but too dry to farm.To break through the mountain, workers for seven years burned piles of hay on the surface of the rocks to make them hot and then poured cold water to cool them rapidly, “letting the nearly instant contraction crack them open. The cutting eventually led to an opening 70 feet wide, and the Min River waters … began to course through it the moment the final wall was broken open.” (From “The Man Who Loved China,” a book about Joseph Needham, a British scientist sympathetic to the Chinese Revolution who spent the early 1940s accumulating massive data about China’s early scientific discoveries.)The anniversary of this event is celebrated to this day in China, as it brought stability to an area that had known devastating natural catastrophes and resulting famines.The Min River project showed that the people, when mobilized and motivated to solve a huge problem, have the persistence and ingenuity to do whatever it takes to win success.The question we have to ask in light of today’s disasters and rising threats is this: Knowing what we do now, what is standing in the way of taking meaningful action to prevent the worst from happening?Next: An economic and social system in rapid decline.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News UpdatesKarnataka HC Stays Govt Order Deferring Variable Dearness Allowance Payment [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber25 Sep 2020 1:39 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has by way of interim relief stayed the execution and operation of the order dated 20th July, by which the State Government directed that the payment of Variable Dearness Allowance (for short, “VDA”) will stand deferred from 1st April, 2020 till 31st March, 2021. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi passed the order while hearing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has by way of interim relief stayed the execution and operation of the order dated 20th July, by which the State Government directed that the payment of Variable Dearness Allowance (for short, “VDA”) will stand deferred from 1st April, 2020 till 31st March, 2021. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Karnataka Industrial and Other Establishments Employees Federation and others. The counsel for the petitioners had argued that though a stand has been taken now by the State Government that the exercise of power while passing the impugned order is under sub-section (2) of Section 26 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (for short, “the said Act”), the impugned order does not say so, and in any case, the power which could be exercised under sub-section (2) of Section 26 of the said Act is completely different. It is a power to direct that the provisions of the said Act or any of them shall not apply to all or any class of employees employed in any scheduled employment, or to any locality where a scheduled employment is being carried on. Further, pointing to Section 12 it was submitted that once by virtue of a notification under Section 5 of the said Act, minimum wages are fixed, it is the obligation of every employer to pay to every employee wages at a rate not less than the minimum wages fixed. Moreover, the fixation of minimum wages is a legislative act. The state government countered the argument by saying “It is not necessary that the order passed by the State Government must contain a reference to a particular provision under which the power is sought to be exercised. If the order can spell out exercise of power under a particular statutory provision of law, that is sufficient.” The state government though conceded that the order is only deferment of payment of VDA which is, undoubtedly, a part of the minimum wages. Further, it was contended that by exercising the power under sub-section (2) of Section 26 of the said Act, the State Government can always specify that certain provisions of the said Act will not apply to all the classes of employees. This power which is exercised by directing that a part of the minimum wages which is payable under Section 12 of the said Act will not be paid and the payment thereof would be deferred. The exercise of power squarely falls within the purview of sub-section (2) of Section 26 of the said Act. The bench said “The formation of an opinion regarding the necessity of passing an order under sub-section (2) of Section 26 is not reflected from any document produced by the State Government or the statement of objections of the State Government. The State Government has supported the order only by relying upon sub-section (2) of Section 26 of the said Act. Therefore, in our view, the impugned order is ex facie illegal.” It added that “For dealing with a situation created by the pandemic, employers and employees can always meet and arrive at a workable solution. But an order fixing minimum wages in exercise of power under Section 5 of the said Act cannot be set at naught in this fashion.” The bench concluded by holding that “A strong prima facie case is made out. The result of the impugned order is that the employees will not be entitled to VDA which is an integral part of the minimum wages fixed under the provisions of the said Act for the period specified in the impugned order and the employees will get VDA for the said period only after the expiry of the said period. This is something which is clearly impermissible under the said Act and especially, keeping in mind the object of the said Act. The impugned order, as observed earlier, is ex-facie illegal and deserves to be stayed.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – July 24, 2019 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Bundoran beach reopens to public WhatsApp Previous articleHospital Action Group says not enough notice was given of Daly meetingNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday July 24th News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Bundoran beach in Co Donegal has reopened to the public.It was closed over fears the water had been polluted.Donegal County Council says samples taken yesterday show the water quality is now satisfactory.An advisory notice at Portnablagh beach has now been lifted but the notice at Port Arthur remains in place.You check on latest restrictions on: https://www.beaches.ie/ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A frontal storm system will move into the Mid-Atlantic states Thursday and will bring a threat for damaging winds and tornadoes from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia.Severe storms are expected to blossom in the early afternoon Thursday in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia and move east into the I-95 corridor between 5 and 6 p.m. ET.These storms come after more than a foot of rain fell in the southern Plains. Now a flash flood threat moves into Ohio Valley for Thursday.Rounds of heavy rain will continue to move over the same areas and that could produce flash flooding Thursday morning and into the afternoon. Locally, an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible from Louisville, Kentucky, to Cincinnati and into Charleston, West Virginia.Meanwhile, a heat dome will continue to build in the West, pushing temperatures into the 100s.Numerous heat warnings, watches and advisories have been issued for Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah.Some cities could even see near-record highs Thursday, including Medford, Oregon and Portland, Oregon.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
October 21, 2020 /Sports News – Local WAC Announces Updated Men’s Basketball, Fall Sports Schedule Formats Written by Tags: WAC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Wednesday, the Western Athletic Conference updated schedule formats for men’s basketball.This affects Dixie State University and Utah Valley University as the Trailblazers and Wolverines will commence their WAC portion of the schedule January 7.This commences a series of back-to-back opponents against the same opponent at the same venue.All squads in the WAC will host four opponents and travel to four opponents over the course of nine weeks.The respective WAC tournaments for each gender are slated for March 10-13 at the Orleans Arena of Las Vegas.Other WAC sports whose schedules were determined Wednesday include women’s basketball, men’s and women’ soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country. Brad James