Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

Forget the Tesco share price. I’d buy this FTSE 100 champion instead

first_imgForget the Tesco share price. I’d buy this FTSE 100 champion instead 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is a FTSE 100 stock that tends to divide opinion. On one hand, you have investors who believe the Tesco share price offers a lot of value. On the other, there are those who are concerned about the level of competition the supermarket giant is currently facing.Personally, I’m in the latter camp. Here, I’ll explain why I see little appeal in Tesco shares right now, and highlight a FTSE 100 stock I’d buy instead.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…Losing market shareThe issue I just can’t get past with Tesco is the threat of Aldi and Lidl as well as online grocer Ocado. Just look at the recent supermarket sales data from research firm Kantar.According to Kantar, for the 12 weeks to 30 December, sales at Tesco fell 1.5% compared to last year, with its market share decreasing 0.4 percentage points to 27.4%.By contrast, Aldi’s sales were 5.9% higher, with its market share growing 0.4 percentage points to 7.8%, while Lidl enjoyed sales growth of 10.3%, which pushed its market share up to 5.9% from 5.3% last year. Combined, the German discount supermarkets had a market share of 13.7% – more than treble what they had a decade ago, which gives you an indication of the growth they’ve achieved.Meanwhile, the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket, Ocado, registered sales growth of 12.5% over the period.Worryingly, in Tesco’s recent third quarter and Christmas trading update, chief executive Dave Lewis said: “We performed well.” If that’s the case, I’d hate to see a poor performance.Tesco shares currently remain a long way below their 2007 highs of around 500p. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the shares are now a bargain. In my view, the supermarket landscape has been permanently disrupted over the last decade and Tesco has lost its competitive advantage. With the stock trading on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 14.5, I don’t see much investment appeal.Going from strength to strengthOne FTSE 100 stock I’d buy over Tesco is Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN). It trades at a lower valuation (forward-looking P/E ratio of about 9.2) and sports a much a higher dividend yield as well. Currently, the prospective yield is nearly 6%, versus 3.4% for Tesco.Unlike Tesco, Legal & General appears to have plenty of momentum at the moment. For example, in a trading update in November, the group advised that its institutional retirement business (which helps companies offload their pension risk) had completed £8.5bn worth of deals in the first 10 months of 2019 and that it had a pipeline of deals worth £3bn it was expecting to complete by year-end. In 2018, deals totalled £9.1bn, so that looks like a decent performance.Additionally, the group advised that its investment management business had achieved external net flows of £83bn in the year to 31 October and that assets under management at 31 October were £1.2trn, up £200bn since the start of the year.It’s also worth noting that CEO Nigel Wilson said the business “continues to go from strength to strength” and that management remains confident in the group’s ability “to grow sustainable profits over the long-term.”All things considered, I see considerable investment appeal in Legal & General shares right now. Given the group’s momentum and the stock’s low valuation, I believe LGEN is a better long-term buy than Tesco shares. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Legal & General Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 | More on: LGEN TSCO See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Cineworld shares dip on reopening news: what I’d do now

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) share price fell when markets opened on Tuesday morning, despite the company revealing plans to reopen US cinemas in April. UK cinemas are set to follow in May.Cineworld also revealed the outline of a new exclusivity deal with Warner Brothers studios. Starting in 2022, the cinema chain will be able to show films in US and UK theatres for a guaranteed period before they’re available through video-on-demand services.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…Today’s news seems positive to me. But Cineworld’s share price has already risen by 75% this year and by 165% over the last 12 months. Is it too late for me to buy this reopening stock — or is there more good news to come?What I likeLet’s start with the positive news from today’s announcement. Cineworld’s Regal business in the US generates 75% of the group’s revenue but has been closed since October. Selected theatres will now reopen with Godzilla vs Kong on 2 April, followed by a wider opening for Mortal Kombat on 16 April.According to the company, capacity restrictions will allow occupancy of 50% or more in most US states. CEO Mooky Greidinger says that this means “we will be able to operate profitably in our biggest markets.” I reckon that could be positive for Cineworld shares.Warner Brothers backs cinemasThe new deal with Warner Brothers also looks good to me. Starting in 2022, Cineworld will get a 45-day exclusive period to show new films in US cinemas before they’re released to Warner Brothers’ premium video-on-demand service. In the UK, Cineworld will get a 31-day exclusivity period.This deal is particularly significant, in my view, because it reverses Warner Brothers’ decision to release its new films directly to premium video-on-demand in 2021. If the Hollywood giant had chosen to continue this policy into 2022, I reckon it could have made life tough for cinema chains.Are Cineworld shares still cheap?Cineworld has a good story. The Greidinger brothers who run the business are said to be cinema fanatics. They’ve built the group into the world’s second-largest cinema chain.I like a good story as much as anyone. But I don’t invest my hard-earned cash into stories unless I’m happy that the numbers stack up nicely too.Cineworld shares were probably cheap at 40p a year ago. But at 110p today? I’m not so sure. This share price values the stock at 14 times 2022 forecast earnings, despite the group’s $8bn net debt.That seems high enough to me. I’m also aware that today’s press release didn’t include any details of the financial deal Cineworld has struck with Warner Brothers. From what I can see, the movie studio had a stronger negotiating position than the cinema chain.Cineworld raised $750m of extra funding in November so I don’t expect the company to run out of money. But I’m uncomfortable with the group’s high debt levels. When business returns to normal, I think there’s a risk that shareholders could be asked for extra cash to help cut debt.I reckon this reopening stock is already trading at fair price. I won’t be buying Cineworld shares for my portfolio at this time. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Cineworld shares dip on reopening news: what I’d do now 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head 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.center_img Roland Head | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 | More on: CINE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: DCM See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Peace in South Sudan requires Christians to follow the greatest…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Sep 20, 2017 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Communion News Service] The solution to the conflict in South Sudan lies with committed Christians and the church rather than the government or international community, the archbishop of the internal province of Bahr el Ghazel has said. Writing in the September edition of “Renewal,” the province’s quarterly magazine, Archbishop Moses Deng Bol said that peace would come when Christians acted out Jesus’ teaching on the greatest commandment in Luke Chapter 10.Read the entire article here. Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, 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 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Sudan & South Sudan Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Peace in South Sudan requires Christians to follow the greatest commandment In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

15 facts about Memorial Day

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSMemorial Day Previous articleApopka remembers those “who followed the last line” in annual Memorial Day ServiceNext articleOn This Day: First Indy 500 is Run Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply May 30, 2017 at 9:52 am Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply We hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Here are some parting facts about this solemn day or remembrance:Then-President Bill Clinton signed the National Moment of Remembrance Act on Dec. 28, 2000, and designated 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day as a National Moment of Remembrance.The flag is flown at half-mast until noon and then raised to full mast until sunset on the holiday.It was also called  Decoration Day.Red poppies are considered a symbol of remembrance and it’s a tradition to wear them to honor the soldiers.Another tradition on Memorial Day is to place coins on the graves of soldiers you visit. Also, different coins carry different meaning — pennies mean you stopped by, dimes mean you served with the deceased and quarters mean you saw the soldier’s death.The American flag is often placed on the graves in national cemeteries.Memorial Day is unofficially considered the beginning of summer in the U.S.Over 20 towns claim to be Memorial Day’s “birthplace,” however Waterloo is only to have federal recognition.Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas observe a separated Confederate Memorial Day to honor the members of the Confederates, Navy, Marines and militia who died in wars.AAA estimated about 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during the Memorial Day weekend.The “Taps” call is often played at ceremonies on Memorial Day.New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday.Some people often confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day honors the soldiers who died while serving, while Veterans Day honors all U.S. military veterans.About 620,000 people died in the Civil War.Over 300,000 fallen soldiers have been buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. On an average, about 28 burials happen at the cemetery every day. Please enter your comment!center_img Yesterday we got pulled over by a State Trooper. I thought, oh god, what now. He asked for my husband’s DL and we waited to see what was up. He then told us the reason he pulled us over was because it appeared our window tint was too dark. I couldn’t believe it, as we have had this truck and tint for years. He said the back window is okay, as it can be really dark, but that the side windows were the problem. He got a device and put it over the window on the passenger side, and said that it was okay at 32% and then he checked the driver side window, and it was 7 and said, that it was too dark. I thought that was strange, as it would seem like both windows would have had the same tint on them. I didn’t know they were even different. We told him when we bought the truck, it already had the tint on it. He gave a warning paper to us, no points on your DL he said, and we later forgot to ask him, how long we have to get it taken care of. Oh yeah, and while we were stopped, he asked did we have any cocaine on us, and I said, “Lord, no!” Then he asked us, ” Do you mind if I have the K9 dog come check your truck?” We said,” fine.” So we waited, and I was expecting this bad ass dog to come jump up in the truck and bite me…..LOL….and I thought to myself, this is a trip! How ridiculous…… Well, the officer came back from inside his vehicle, and he did not bring the K9 dog to our truck, at all, he just gave my husband his DL back, and wished us a good Memorial Day…..I guess he was just having some fun. As he sped on by us, I did see that he was a K9 officer, and saw it on the back of his police SUV, and the K9’s dog name too, and it wasn’t “Sweet Pea” LOL! 3 COMMENTS Mama Mia May 30, 2017 at 10:21 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Now, because we are do- it- yourself types, I got to look up on the internet, as to how to get this window tint off, of at least, the driver’s window, because of the warning issued. I started looking at vehicles on the road, and I saw hundreds of them with windows that were darker. At least, it looked that way, as you could not see the people inside. I understand the cops fearing the dark tinted windows now days because of so much violence however, I know they are leery of just who might be inside and with so many guns out there among the population. May 30, 2017 at 10:31 am UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Yesterday when I went by Errol Winn Dixie I noticed a glass repairman in a van replacing the two glass doors to the liquor store. I went over and looked and the repairman already had taken the glass sheet out of one door, but I looked at the other door, and it appeared that it had been hit right in the center with either a sledge hammer or a baseball bat and although it was shattered, the glass had not fell out, and no one could gain access to the liquor store. Someone was wanting to celebrate Memorial Day in high style, I guess. I wonder if these glass door shatterings are related. The home owners at Errol, the Back Room Steakhouse burglars and video, and now, the Winn Dixie liquor store doors. Unless there are more freak explosions, I guess. LOLlast_img read more

RBC Blue Water Project donates £2.3 million to 31 organisations

first_imgRBC is committed to making available C$50 million (£27.8 million) over ten years to organisations providing these services.In the UK, a grant of £55,000 was made to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) to help it create a sustainable garden at the London Wetland Centre, that will demonstrate practical low-water gardening ideas, and encourage visitors to minimise their own environmental foot print.The closing deadline for applications for the 2010 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants falls in March 2010.www.rbc.com/bluewaterPhoto: Unfurled on Flickr.com. RBC Blue Water Project donates £2.3 million to 31 organisations Howard Lake | 3 September 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has donated £2.3 million (C$4.1 million) via its RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant programme to 31 organisations around the world to help protect watersheds and improve access to clean drinking water.The 31 recipients, selected from 159 applicants, will deliver programmes in Canada, the USA and the UK. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Sign2Sing uses Olli the monkey in Guinness World Record attempt

first_imgSign2Sing uses Olli the monkey in Guinness World Record attempt SignHealth, the national healthcare charity for deaf people, is using an animated version of its mascot, children’s book character Olli the monkey, in an effort to raise funds and break a Guinness World Record tomorrow.The charity’s annual sign2sing fundraising event involves children from four to 11 all joining in to sign and sing and the same time. Children are being asked to wear a colourful scarf like Olli’s to school on the day of sign2sing and take in a suggested £1 donation.In 2012 114,277 children took part in sign2sing 2012 and smashed the world record. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Gail Bunn, head of marketing and communications at SignHealth, said: “We are delighted with the way Digital Giving Ltd have taken the concept of Olli, our sign2sing mascot, and brought him to life in an engaging and appealing way, that not only resonates with our target audience, but provides a backdrop to develop sign2sing further thereby substantially increasing reach and revenue.” Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, added: “In less than 24 hours after the film went live there were more than 100,000 hits to the site, so it has been very popular so far. “The video features Olli singing and signing a song called ‘sign2sing’, which has been composed especially for our sign2sing world record breaking attempt. “Teachers who have signed up their school to take part in sign2sing are encouraged to show the video to their pupils to help with practicing for the event”.www.sign2sing.org.uk 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.center_img Howard Lake | 5 February 2013 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Digital Events  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tomorrow it takes place at 2.45pm.This year SignHealth has worked with cause-related entertainment provider, Digital Giving, to make Olli the monkey a more central element of the campaign. Olli’s song was released on iTunes on 15 January and has already been viewed over 117,000 times on YouTube. Olli features in the online digital resources and in an interactive lesson called ‘Monkey Manor’.last_img read more

Photos disappear in a blink of an eye for Sightsavers fundraising campaign

first_imgPhotos disappear in a blink of an eye for Sightsavers fundraising campaign  285 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Melanie May | 7 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: arts DfID UK Aid Match An immersive photographic display that lets visitors experience photographs disappearing in the blink of an eye launches this week, to raise awareness of the blinding eye disease trachoma.The exhibition, BLINK!, is being held by Sightsavers to raise awareness of the charity’s campaign to eliminate the disease, and will be in London’s Oxo Tower Gallery from Wednesday 9–Sunday 13 October. It also launches a new UK Aid Match fundraising appeal, with donations made between 9 October 2019 and 9 January 2020 to be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million. The matched funds raised through UK Aid Match will support Sightsavers eye health projects in Uganda and Malawi, delivering eye care services, particularly for marginalised groups including women, and those living with disabilities.Famous photographers including fashion photographer, Nick Knight, the late David Goldblatt, and photo journalists Kate Holt, Georgina Cranston, and, Tommy Trenchard have donated images of a sight they would miss if they lost their vision, to be gradually and permanently worn away with each and every blink of visitors’ eyes during the exhibition.For people suffering with trachoma, each blink can be agony and with advanced trachoma, brings them closer to blindness. To echo this experience, every time the viewer blinks in the exhibition, the photograph they are looking at will alter, slowly degrading and eventually distorting to such an extent that it is gone forever.Dr Caroline Harper, Chief Executive of Sightsavers, said:“We are really excited about this amazing exhibition which will provide a unique way of sharing with people just how devastating blinding trachoma can be. Visitors will see some fantastic art, but we hope the smart technology behind the pieces will help people appreciate the value of sight. We also hope it will encourage them to donate so that Sightsavers and partners can help countries eliminate this horrible disease.“We are incredibly grateful to all those who have supported our End in Sight campaign so far, and are pleased to confirm that all donations between 9 October and 9 January will be doubled by the UK government.”  284 total views,  2 views today Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://youtu.be/od1b5o1xWGs[/youtube] 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.last_img read more

NYC solidarity with migrants

first_imgAs the United Nations General Assembly met in New York on Sept. 26, elsewhere in the city people gathered for a rally and march to demand an end to the forced migration and displacement of tens of millions of people caused by capitalism and U.S.-funded wars. Protesters connected the struggles of migrant workers with the refugees of the Middle East and North Africa. They noted that the bombing in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Afghanistan has destroyed the structures and economies of these countries and created this refugee crisis. Protesters marched from Washington Square Park to St. Francis of Assisi Church, where there was an event marking the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students in Mexico. Those students were protesting against the neoliberal economic policies being imposed in their country.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tourism development meeting

first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Local News Tourism development meeting Facebook WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 19, 2021 center_img Previous articleUTPB Summer campsNext articleDispose of bulky unwanted items for free Odessa American Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp TAGSDiscover Odessatourism Discover Odessa has scheduled a tourism development meeting at 8:30 a.m. June 9 at MCM Eleganté Hotel, 5200 E. University Blvd.Guest speaker will be Ramon Berzoza, president of USATF West Texas Association.Breakfast will be provided.To RSVP, email [email protected] more information, call 432-333-7871.last_img read more