Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to individual, commercial and corporate clients. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts, term deposits and loans to letters of credit, bank guarantees, fund transfers and foreign exchange services. The company provides equity brokering services, including investment advisory, securities trading, securities exchange listing and sponsoring and remittance services. Bank of Baroda Uganda has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Uganda and offers convenient banking in the form of Internet and mobile banking services. The financial institution was founded in 1953 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
Tagged with: Blackbaud Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blackbaud’s 2011 Global State of the Nonprofit Industry report, released at last week’s International Fundraising Congress in Holland, finds that globally nonprofits anticipate increases in both charitable income and expenditure as well as in demand for services.The optimism was, however, less marked in the UK. For 2011 more UK nonprofits anticipated an increase in total expenditure (49%) than in total income (47%), down from 53% and 59% respectively in last year’s survey.Focusing on the international picture, Andrew Watt, president and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), who provided commentary in the report, said: “There is a very real sense of optimism growing in the sector. Rising giving levels are what is driving the sense of optimism and, in turn, anticipated growth in staffing.”The report is based on survey results from 2,200 nonprofits around the world and covers general operations, fundraising, technology and Internet usage, and impact reporting and board performance.Direct mail is still a main source of income for most nonprofits, despite the growing use of digital channels. More than half of the organisations surveyedraise funds online and in most countries have enjoyed a growth in the percentage raised online from 2010 to 2011. While most respondents use social media tools, they tend to focus their efforts on recruiting new donors, rather than on communicating with other constituent groups.“Direct mail fundraising is at the core of most nonprofits,” said Holly Ross, executive director of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), who provided commentary in the report. “Entire institutions, processes and support systems have been built to support the direct mail empire in our sector. It’s baked into our DNA, and changing that is tough.”Key concerns for the nonprofits surveyed were managing relationships with supporters, new donor recruitment, and impact reporting. Many, however, did not feel they were being as successful in these as they might be.“The single biggest challenge with supporter management is campaign integration,” said Adrian Sargeant, fundraising professor and consultant, who provided commentary in the report. “Nonprofits need to do more to integrate the online with their offline and their fundraising with their advocacy and campaigning. Donors want one coherent relationship with the organizations they support, not multiple relationships with half a dozen different teams.”The UK resultsIn terms of where they should focus next year, many UK charities appeared confident that corporate fundraising would continue to grow: 40% expect increased funding from corporate donations in 2012, an increase of 10% over last year’s result.In terms of other growth areas, 50% expect individual donations to grow and 46% expect funding to increase from special events.Although less than half of UK nonprofits report using social media as a channel to market their impact, 81% report using social networking to drive donations. This is the same figure reported by respondents from Germany and is a larger percentage than many of the other countries. For example, in France, only 44% of those surveyed said they did so, while just under 70% of those in Australia, Canada and the US said they used social media to driveonline donations.SMS was the least popular method for fundraising amongst those who responded. Just under a quarter of those surveyed said they used this, although 40% reported they had plans to implement this channel in the near future.“This anticipation is particularly relevant when you consider that legislation in the UK has changed recently with the provision of tax effective giving mechanisms for text giving, such as the five digit 70XXX charity code that eliminates VAT,” said Adrian Cutcliffe, Blackbaud Europe’s marketing manager.www.blackbaud.com/industryanalysis 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2011 | News UK charities less optimistic about 2012 income than international nonprofits
News RSF_en BangladeshAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Bangladesh February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Sent by Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a militant Islamist group that has claimed the murders of four bloggers this year, and signed by a person identifying himself as ABT spokesman Abdullah bin Salim, the Bengali-language email constituted a clear threat to all media that fail to adhere strictly to Islamic law.The email included a demand for news media to fire all female employees and to refrain from publishing any ads that show women or any photos that include a woman not wearing a burqa.“Telling media outlets to fire women employees is appalling, especially as women journalists are already in the minority in news organizations and are exposed to additional difficulties and threats because they are women,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“The authorities must take action to prevent women journalists being silenced. At the same time, bloggers are still being threatened so the government must be especially vigilant and end the culpable passivity that has already resulted in the deaths of four bloggers since the start of the year. These new threats must be investigated and the investigation must make rapid progress leading to the arrest of this extremist group’s members.”The email also included death threats against 15 bloggers – nine living abroad and six living in Bangladesh – said to have participated in an “anti-Islam campaign” on social networks, as well as all those who “support atheists” and all those whose “freedom of expression breaks the limit we have set.”Naming three of the four bloggers murdered this year – Niloy Neel, Washiqur Rahman and Avijit Roy – and referring menacingly to their fate, the email warned that “the consequences will be severe if you do not walk the path of Islam.”The email continued with a series of directives banning any criticism or negative publicity about the “soldiers of Islam” and any content contrary to the Sharia. Media outlets criticizing those responsible for the death of an “atheist” would be regarded as encouraging atheism and would “face the consequences,” the message added.Imran H. Sarker, one of Bangladesh’s most popular bloggers, with about a million followers on social networks, received similar death threats on 17 October from a Facebook account apparently linked to the Islamic State.All of the bloggers murdered since the start of 2015 – Washiqur Rahman, Ananta Bijoy Das, Niloy Neel and Avijit Roy, the founder of the Mukto-Mona discussion website – criticized religious fundamentalism and advocated tolerance, free speech and freedom of thought in their blogs.Bangladesh is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Organisation RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage to go further Receive email alerts May 19, 2021 Find out more News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls on the authorities to take concrete measures to protect all those targeted. Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News October 21, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women February 22, 2021 Find out more
Follow the news on Vietnam Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders deplores the five-year jail sentence that a Hanoi people’s court passed on the blogger Le Thanh Tung at the end of a summary one-hour trial on 11 August, just three days after fellow blogger Dinh Dang Dinh was given a six-year sentence. Both bloggers were convicted of anti-government propaganda under article 88 of the criminal code. Tung was given an additional four years of house arrest after completing the jail term. Of his relatives and friends, only his wife, Tran Thi An, was allowed to attend the trial.A former military officer, Tung was arrested on 1 December 2011. He had been advocating democracy, political liberalism and a multiparty system in articles posted online since 2007. And, he had been a member of the Bloc 8406 opposition movement since its creation in 2006.He was subjected to a public humiliation on 25 April 2008 in which he was brought before a crowd mustered by the authorities and insulted for various “crimes” including sending wreaths to the dissident Hoang Minh Chinh’s February 2008 funeral on behalf of pro-democracy groups based abroad.The trial of three other bloggers – Ta Phong Tan, Phan Thanh Hai (known by the blog name of Anhbasaigon) and Nguyen Van Hai (known by the blog name of Dieu Cay) – that was supposed to begin in Ho Chi Minh City on 7 August was postponed at the last moment. No date has so far been set. News VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation News to go further August 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another blogger gets jail term on anti-government propaganda charge VietnamAsia – Pacific Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en
Google+ Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Calls have been made for greater collaboration between Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Magee College in Derry.It’s believed the move would advance Irish education on an in-land basis, creating significant economic and societal benefits.Sinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty a former graduate of University of Ulster Magee is calling for the collaboration, he feels there is an appetite in the North West for it.Councillor Doherty says past collaborations prove it could be a success…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/lyitmagee.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleMica Action Group calls on local politicians to include issue on election manifestosNext articleSheils calls for action to alleviate traffic congestion in Mountain Top area of Letterkenny admin Doherty calls for more collaborations between LYIT and Magee By admin – October 15, 2015 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Size-segregated aerosol samples were collected with a cascade impactor at 2 week intervals for a year at the research station Halley, situated near the coast in the Weddell Sea region of Antarctica. Sea salt is a major component of aerosol throughout the year, and we estimate that at least 60% of the total sea salt arriving at Halley is from brine and frost flowers on the sea ice surface rather than open water. Chloride in sea-salt particles is depleted relative to sodium in summer, consistent with loss of HCl as sea-salt particles react with gaseous acidic species, but is enhanced in large particles in winter because of fractionation occurring during the production of new sea ice. Non-sea-salt sulphate peaks in the summer, with the majority being in small particles indicative of a gas phase origin. The distribution of methane sulphonic acid closely follows that of non-sea-salt sulphate. In the winter, non-sea-salt sulphate is frequently negative, especially on stages collecting large particle sizes, consistent with the source of sea salt during the winter being predominantly the sea ice surface rather than open water. Nitrate peaks in the spring and summer and shows some association with sea-salt particles.
Home » News » Marketing » It’s back! Emoov launches first marketing campaign since re-launch previous nextMarketingIt’s back! Emoov launches first marketing campaign since re-launchTen-month programme will promote transformation of hybrid agency into a “360 degree property service marketplace”, it is claimed.Sheila Manchester4th October 20190595 Views The good times could be back for emoov as it launches its first digital campaign under new management . The revived agency joined Stepan Dobrovolskiy’s company, Mashroom in January 2019 as part of his vision to create a ‘360-degree property services marketplace’ based on community and tech.The brand’s ethos is that supporting and ensuring the sales process can be as stress-free and seamless for homeowners, enabling a positive experience for customers all round. Emoov supports homeowners so that they have all the information they need before making the decision of buying a home.The media campaign features a family packing up from The Big Smoke, and relocating to the UK’s countryside. It focuses on Polly the pooch throughout the move, projecting a comforting and reassuring image.Along with a refreshed website, logo and campaign, its tag line ‘New home. New adventure’, the campaign showing that buying through emoov is an exciting journey.Naveen Jaspal, COO of Mashroom and emoov, says; “We believe that by modernising the emoov brand it is an essential component in making emoov the best place to buy and sell your home. We think it is important to showcase our new branding and digital marketing to our customers to communicate our new principles and values. Our campaign captures the essence of a new adventure buying through emoov, as a young family leave behind the bright city lights for the country life.”The campaign will roll out on emoov’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media channels.Naveen Jaspal Emoov October 4, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
More States Lift Welfare Restrictions For Drug FelonsSTATELINE/PEW TRUST BY TERESA WILTZATLANTA-Twenty years after a federal law blocked people with felony drug convictions from receiving welfare or food stamps, more states are loosening those restrictions — or waiving them entirely.In April, Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, signed a criminal justice reform bill that lifted the ban on food stamps for drug felons in Georgia. Alaska followed suit in July, although applicants must prove they are complying with parole and are in treatment for substance abuse. And in Delaware, a bill to lift cash assistance restrictions for drug felons passed out of committee in June. The legislative session ended before the bill could be put to a vote.The changes come amid broader efforts in Washington and many states to reform drug policies and criminal justice approaches. And they reflect a growing consensus that helping people when they are released from prison can increase the chances that they don’t end up going back.People who have been incarcerated need a leg up to successfully re-enter the community, says Roberta Meyers of the Legal Action Center, a nonprofit that fights discrimination against people who have been in prison, have substance abuse issues or have AIDS.“Most have a hard time getting a job and initially need to rely on public assistance. And food is a basic primary way they need help,” Meyers said.The federal ban was established in 1996, a product of the tough policies of the “war on drugs” and sweeping welfare reform that restricted recipients to no more than five years of government assistance in most states and required most recipients to work, do community service or enroll in vocational training.It prohibits those convicted of felony drug crimes — but not other felonies — from receiving food stamps and cash assistance, but states have the option of relaxing those rules.Today just seven states — Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia — still have full bans on drug felons receiving food stamps. A proposal to lift the food stamp ban failed to advance in the Nebraska Legislature in March.States have been more reluctant to lift their restrictions on cash assistance, known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; but at least 11 states and the District of Columbia have done so, according to the Congressional Research Service.Despite the movement to loosen the ban, some critics object to making the change at a time when states are being forced to slash their budgets.“States should be looking for ways to shrink the welfare rolls and tighten eligibility requirements to families legitimately working to get back on their feet,” said Texas state Rep. Matt Rinaldi, a Republican who last year voted against lifting the state’s food stamps ban. “Expanding welfare benefits to convicted drug dealers and drug felons is a giant leap in the wrong direction.”But Georgia state Rep. Rich Golick, a Republican who supported lifting the ban in his state, said the ban didn’t make sense on a number of levels.“You had individuals who were coming out of the system convicted of a violent crime who had the eligibility to apply for food stamps whereas someone who went in on a drug charge, including possession, didn’t have that ability.“You’re increasing the chances that they may reoffend because they don’t have the ability to make ends meet. Doesn’t this go against what we’re trying to achieve as they re-enter society?”Loosening the RestrictionsAbout half a million people in the U.S. are incarcerated with a felony drug conviction. Most are not high-level drug dealers and have no prior criminal record for a violent offense, according to a 2015 report by the Sentencing Project, which advocates against racial disparities in sentencing and for alternatives to incarceration.Sixteen percent of people in state prisons are being held on felony drug offenses; in federal prisons that number is close to half, according to the report.Proponents of lifting the restrictions say the bans target poor people and minorities and drive people further into poverty, sending them in and out of federal and state prisons. A 2013 study by the Yale School of Medicine found that 91 percent of people recently released from prison didn’t have reliable access to food.“One of the best ways that someone can move on after they’ve been released from prison is their ability to eat and take care of themselves,” said Marissa McCall Dodson of the Southern Center for Human Rights.As states grapple with reducing their burgeoning prison populations, many are looking for ways to help former inmates as they return home.“A lot of legislatures are starting to see it’s not beneficial to have these flat bans and indefinite restrictions imposed on people,” Meyers of the Legal Action Center said.By 2001, eight states and the District of Columbia had completely opted out of the food stamps and cash assistance bans, while another 20 states had modified them, according to the Sentencing Project.Last year, Texas removed its blanket food stamps ban, while Alabama eliminated its food stamps and cash assistance bans.More rural states are less likely to lift the bans, because they aren’t as affected by large numbers of people with drug records being released into their communities, Meyers said. “The struggle is very different from urban centers if they’re moving back to rural towns where everyone knows them.”Today, about a dozen states still ban felons from receiving welfare payments. About half of all states have modified the ban in some way.At least four states — Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — have recently modified the cash assistance ban to require those with a drug record to undergo drug testing in order to receive cash assistance, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.“There are higher hurdles to clear” to lift cash assistance bans, said Nicole Porter, director of advocacy for the Sentencing Project. “And that’s more about welfare and anti-welfare sentiment in this country.”This year, several bills that would have lifted the cash assistance ban failed in the Virginia House and Senate. In May, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed childless drug offenders to receive cash assistance amounting to $140 a month. (Former offenders with children are eligible for cash assistance.) Christie said he was open to compromise if the bill was amended to exclude former drug dealers from receiving assistance.Change in GeorgiaGeorgia has the country’s highest correctional control rate — that is, the share of people who are either incarcerated or on parole or probation. Each year, about 10,400 people are released from state custody with drug felonies, according to the state Department of Corrections.Before the ban was lifted, approximately 555 Georgia residents were denied food stamps each month because of a drug felony, according to a report by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), a nonpartisan research group, and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew also funds Stateline). Their children and anyone else in their household could receive benefits.And each year, because of the ban, the state was losing as much as $10.4 million in federal food stamps, the study found. The federal government pays for food stamps through block grants to the states but splits the administrative costs with states.“Once legislators understood that these are federal dollars that we are ignoring — that was a big selling point in modifying the food stamps ban,” said Melissa Johnson, senior policy analyst for the GBPI.Doug Ammar, executive director of the Georgia Justice Project, a legal services nonprofit that lobbied to lift the welfare restrictions, recalls an elderly client who applied for benefits a few years back. The man, who’d served time for a drug conviction in the ’60s, moved a few miles across from the state line, from Florida to Georgia, and found that his change of address meant he could no longer receive food stamps.“That [drug] record can haunt you and have real-life implications. It’s a lifetime of punishment,” Ammar said. “How long should your brush with the law impact you and your family?”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of Chuck Berry’s birth, which the legendary guitarist celebrated by announcing his first album in nearly 40 years. While the momentous news was a perfect way to celebrate, it didn’t preclude other artists from sharing their own tributes.Cue Widespread Panic, as the Southern jam group has long included Berry’s music in their setlists. The band honored Berry’s birthday by digging into their archives and pulling out a gem from 2001. On July 27th, 2001, Panic treated fans to a rendition of Chuck Berry’s hit “Let It Rock” in Pelham, AL. Yesterday, the band shared a crisp audio recording of that performance. They captioned it simply, “Happy 90th Birthday to Mr. Chuck Berry.”Listen to WSP’s “Let It Rock,” streaming below.Panic kicks off a fall tour this Friday, October 21st with a three night run at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI. The run will lead the band through a three-night stand in Colorado for Halloween, where they’re sure to go all-out for their fans. You can find all of this info and more on the band’s website.