Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal

first_img The BBC reports this morning that the emergency appeal for victims of Boxing Day’s floods disaster around the Indian Ocean has raised over £20 million already.This early total makes it one of the most successful emergency appeals to date. The figure was boosted considerably following yesterday evening’s TV and radio appeals. “Hundreds of thousands of telephone pledges” were received as a result on the 3,000 telephone lines that the DEC has set up for their donation hotline. Even before the appeals though £5 million had been donated by phone and online.A further £5 million was donated overnight: DEC’s Chief Executive Brendan Gormley told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning that, by the time he left the office at midnight last night, 400,000 telephone calls had been received and £15 million had been donated by phone and the Web. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics At midday today the DEC’s Web site was continuing to struggle under the enormous surge of traffic it is receiving, so the number of online donations is almost certainly fewer than it could have been. It is to be hoped that an Internet firm will step in and help the agency handle the massive attempt to donate by using more advanced server load balancing and other technology expertise.By this afternoon the DEC reported that it had received more than 524,000 phone calls.The total of public donations already exceeds the initial amount of £15 million in aid promised by the UK government.The figure of £20 million does not include donations to other UK aid agencies, nor corporate donations of equipment or expertise such as the US$1 million (about £522,000) worth of equipment donated by digger firm JCB and the £1 million donated by communications company Vodafone. 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 Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Canadian nonprofit sector second largest in Johns Hopkins survey

Howard Lake | 27 March 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The full report is available online. 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. Canada has the second largest nonprofit and voluntary sector among the 37 countries surveyed to date by the Johns Hopkins University Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project.The nonprofit and voluntary sector represents 11.1% of the economically active population in Canada, compared to 9.8% in the US and 8.5% in the UK. The figures are contained in “The Canadian Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector in Comparative Perspective Report”, published as part of the Johns Hopkins University Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Canadian nonprofit sector second largest in Johns Hopkins survey  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Global Smart City Technology Convergence Report Bundle to 2026 – Including AI, Broadband Wireless,…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Global Smart City Technology Convergence Report Bundle to 2026 – Including AI, Broadband Wireless, Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications – ResearchAndMarkets.com Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The “Smart City Technology Convergence: AI, Broadband Wireless (LTE, 5G and Beyond 5G), Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications, Services, and Solutions for Smart Cities 2021 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Smart cities represent a combination of solutions deployed in an urban environment to transform the administration and support of living and working environments. Accordingly, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are transforming at a rapid rate, driven by urbanization, industrialization of emerging economies, and the specific needs of various smart city initiatives. Smart city development is emerging as a focal point for growth drivers in several key ICT areas including: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Connected Devices, Broadband Wireless, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Analytics. This research covers all of these technologies with analysis from 2021 through 2026. Select Research Findings:Global AIoT market will reach $81.5B by 2026, growing at 37.2% CAGRGlobal market for IoT data as service solutions will reach $9.3B USD by 20265GNR market for private wireless in industrial automation will reach $5.2B by 2026Embedded AI software and systems in support of IoT will surpass $9B globally by 2026Machine learning in edge computing will be key to realize the full potential of IoT analyticsSuccessful smart cities will be dependent on intelligent integration of 5G, AI, edge computing, and IoT Sustainable smart city technology deployments depend upon careful planning and execution as well as monitoring and adjustments as necessary. For example, feature/functionality must be blended to work efficiently across many different industry verticals as smart cities address the needs of disparate market segments with multiple overlapping and sometimes mutually exclusive requirements. This will stimulate the need for both cross-industry coordination as well as orchestration of many different capabilities across several important technologies. The publisher sees smart cities as a focal point for growth drivers in several key ICT areas including: M2M/IoT, connected devices, broadband wireless, cloud computing, big data and analytics. Smart city developments are causing solution providers to take a much more integrated approach as the design and implement infrastructure and service capabilities. In terms of the impact of AI technologies, the research evaluates integration within various networking products and solutions including embedded equipment, components, and software platforms (network automation, optimization, and transformation). It also evaluates the role of SDN, Edge Computing, NFV, and Augmented Intelligence in the formation and support of AI-driven networking ecosystems. In addition, the impact of 5G networks, IoT technology and systems, and network analytics functions is also evaluated. It includes an evaluation of the IoT device management market, which encompasses device provisioning, administration, monitoring, and diagnostics important for trouble replication and corrective measures. Important IoT Device Management functions include Enrollment/Provisioning, Configuration/Association, Software Updates, and overall Management and Control. Target Audience:Wireless service providers of all typesSensor network and component providersWireless device and components manufacturersSmart appliances and electronic devices companiesSecurity device and monitoring equipment suppliersSoftware developers and mobile/wireless app developers Reports Included:Artificial Intelligence in Next Generation Networking by Infrastructure, Network Type, IoT Solution, Segment (Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government), and Industry Vertical 2021 – 2026Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support ServicesArtificial Intelligence Market by Technology, Infrastructure, Components, Devices, Solutions, and Industry VerticalsLTE and 5G Applications by Service Provider Type, Connection, Deployment, Use Cases, Service Category, Computing as a Service, Industry Verticals, Region and Country5G and Beyond 5G Technology, Infrastructure, and DevicesIndustrial Internet of Things: IIoT Market by Technologies, Solutions and ServicesIoT Device Management Market by Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government IoT Device Provisioning, Administration, Surveillance, Maintenance and AnalyticsSmart Cities Market: Technologies, Solutions, and Outlook for Applications and ServicesArtificial Intelligence in Next Generation Networking by Infrastructure, Network Type, IoT Solution, Segment (Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government), and Industry Vertical 2021 – 2026Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support ServicesArtificial Intelligence Market by Technology, Infrastructure, Components, Devices, Solutions, and Industry VerticalsLTE and 5G Applications by Service Provider Type, Connection, Deployment, Use Cases, Service Category, Computing as a Service, Industry Verticals, Region and Country5G and Beyond 5G Technology, Infrastructure, and DevicesIndustrial Internet of Things: IIoT Market by Technologies, Solutions and ServiceIoT Device Management Market by Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government IoT Device Provisioning, Administration, Surveillance, Maintenance and AnalyticsSmart Cities Market: Technologies, Solutions, and Outlook for Applications and Services Companies MentionedABB GroupAccenture PLCAdvantechAeris CommunicationsAGT InternationalAIBrian Inc.AirspanAirtelAlibabaAllegroAlstom SAAltair SemiconductorAlvarionAmazonAMDAmerica MovilAmplia Soluciones S.L.Analog Devices Inc.AppleAricent Inc.Arista Networks Inc.ARM HoldingsAscomAsusAT&TAtmel CorporationATOSB+B SmartWorxBaidu Inc.Barbara IoTBlackberry Ltd.BoschBosch Software Innovations GmbHBroadcom CorporationBrocade Communication SystemsAnd Many More Companies For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/c7hes7 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005537/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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UK workers face mandatory pension contribution increase

first_imgHowever, some experts have warned that the increase could prompt a spike in the number of people opting out of their pension scheme.Vince Smith-Hughes, retirement expert at Prudential, said: “Many young people say they do not have the spare cash to save and there is a danger that the increase in contributions leads to more people opting out.“It’s important to remember that responsibility for saving for retirement has shifted from government to individuals over recent times and the best approach is to save as much as you can as early as you can.”Catherine Doyle, head of defined contribution pensions at Newton Investment Management, called for the government to review the balance between employer and employee contributions.She added: “The stark fact remains that, while the industry acknowledges that significant progress has been made, the elephant in the room remains that individuals are still woefully unequipped to fund an increasingly lengthy retirement period.“While contribution rates are hugely influential in building up a decent-sized pot, so is having an investment strategy that delivers solid, long-term returns. As pot sizes grow, attention may well turn to what is under the bonnet of default strategies, particularly in the context of increasingly volatile equity markets and the need to maintain opt-out rates at low levels.”Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released yesterday, showed that overall membership of workplace pensions had grown from 67% to 73%.However, nearly half of those contributing to a private sector pension paid in less than 2% of salary, the ONS found.Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, welcomed the improved coverage but argued that employers were “putting in the bare minimum”.However, a separate survey from Royal London found that nearly four out of five firms said they considered pension provision an important benefit to offer new and existing employees.Employers in Royal London’s survey also said they would be prepared to facilitate automatic increases to contributions whenever basic pay rose. Two-thirds (66%) backed this, while 62% said they would match any such increase. Millions of UK workers will see their pension contributions increase from next week as part of the latest stage of the country’s auto-enrolment programme.From 6 April, the minimum contribution for staff automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme will rise from 2% to 5%. This is made up of 3% from the employee and 2% from the employer.Employees can pay less if their employer’s contribution brings the total payment into the scheme to 5% of salary.Minimum contributions will increase again from 6 April 2019, to 5% for employees and 3% for employers.last_img read more

2 persons fall in sting op

first_imgFifteen sachets of suspected shabuvalued at around P150,000 were seized from 53-year-old Araceli Soliza and39-year-old Errol Vargas, a police report showed. Antidrug operatives of the TalisayCity police station staged the entrapment operation which led to the arrest ofthe suspects around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.  Aside from suspected shabu, a P1,000cash, a P300 marked money and two cellphones were recovered from them, thereport added.   BACOLOD City – Police nabbed two drugsuspects in a sting operation in Barangay Zone 10, Talisay City, NegrosOccidental.  The suspects were detained and chargedwith violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Actof 2002./PNlast_img

Bournemouth close in on Benik Afobe

first_img Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe lost Callum Wilson for the season to a serious knee injury in September and has already signed Roma’s Juan Iturbe on loan until May. Bournemouth are 16th in the table, four points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, and go to Birmingham in the FA Cup third round on Saturday. Afobe only joined Wolves for £2million from Arsenal last January and has scored 23 goals in 48 games for the club. He has netted 10 goals in 27 outings this term for the Sky Bet Championship side. On Thursday Wolves boss Kenny Jackett denied they had received any bids for the forward, but the club have hinted they could sell this month. Last month chief executive Jez Moxey refused to rule out a sale, despite the club issuing a statement in the summer insisting Afobe would not be sold this season. Owner Steve Morgan put the club up for sale in September – and is looking for close to £40million – and boss Jackett admitted that has an impact on the club. He said: “Rather than just this window it has had an effect on the whole club – there is no doubt about it. It is Steve’s decision how much money he puts in. When does he sell to who? What are the circumstances? There is only really him that can answer that.” Bournemouth are in talks with Wolves striker Benik Afobe. Press Associationcenter_img Press Association Sport understands the 22-year-old could seal a move to the Cherries over the weekend, with the south coast side aiming to bolster their forward line. Norwich hold a long-term interest in Afobe and had several bids rejected in the summer, but Bournemouth now appear the frontrunners for his signature, although a fee is yet to be confirmed. last_img read more