New wealth report

first_img Howard Lake | 22 August 2002 | News 2. Sir Richard Beckett, QC seems to have had some wealthy parents – his mother died in 2000 leaving an estate of £3m+ and his father left an estate of £1m+. DT 19/6/023. The Brake family (Christopher, Frank and William) sold their food company (Brake Brothers, based in Kent) to an American company for £434m which netted them more than £80m each. 4. Hon Christopher Brett (son of Lord Esher) has reportedly sold Watlington Park in Oxfordshire to Mrs Junglers Winkler, of Rolex watch fame, for £12m. Henley Standard 10/5/025. John Cleese of the silly walks fame and now based in USA is to receive £1m to star in a sequel to the computer animated film, ‘Shrek’. DT 26/6/026. Martin Edwards, non-exec chairman of Manchester United, banked more than £21m when he sold most of his Manchester United shares. Citywire 28/5/027. Stanley Fink of Man Group, born in Manchester and now based in Switzerland, received a £2.75m bonus in 2001 as a reward for the 21% rise in profits of Man Group. Payment took his total salary for that year to £3.2m.8. Sir Andrew Hamilton’s father left an estate valued at £5,119,137 net. His father was a former schoolmaster and landowner. DT 19/6/029. Dr Chai Patel of Westminster Health Care Holdings sold The Priory Hospital Group crystallising a bonus of more than £8m. ST 26/5/02 10. Tony Travis formerly of Travis Perkins sold 4m shares raising £43m. MoS 5/5/02For further details on how we can unearth useful nuggets for your organisation or for a FREE database screening, please contact Christine Heath, Research Manager at Prospecting for Gold. Charity Consultants LtdJuly 2002 Prospecting for Gold shares a summary of new wealth it has identified for the period from May to June 2002.Prospect research firm Prospecting for Gold found a total of 53 individuals whose wealth had increased by £1m+ during the period May to June 2002. Some of this new wealth may refer to windfalls from a previous period, but it has only just come to light in the press. The information is gathered from published sources such as The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Guardian, Tatler, etc.REPORTED NEW WEALTH – May-June 20021. His Grace the Marquess of Bath, already a member of the Sunday Times Rich List, has added to his wealth by selling a collection of art and antiques which sold for more than £27m. DT 15/6/02 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New wealth report 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.  132 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

Don’t give

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Don’t give  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  41 total views,  1 views today Advertisement US celebrities encourage you “don’t give”. It’s a humorous attempt to persuade you to support the Oakwood endowment.center_img Howard Lake | 22 May 2009 | News 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. Tagged with: Celebrity Humourlast_img read more

Hertl skates, but status for game vs. Minnesota Wild remains uncertain

first_imgSAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl’s availability for Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Wild will be decided later in the day as the Sharks look to close out their four-game homestand on a positive note.Hertl left Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers with a head injury and missed practice on Monday. But he skated Tuesday morning and he said he felt better than he did the day before.“We’ll see how I feel after today’s skate,” Hertl said. “I don’t know if it’s tonight or the next game, but …last_img read more

Raiders’ Gruden promises changes on defense

first_imgALAMEDA — In absence of specifics, Jon Gruden offered a promise regarding his struggling defense.“We’ve got to play better, and we’re going to play better, and there will be changes,” Gruden said Monday at his weekly press conference. “There will be changes. What happened yesterday will not happen again. I can’t allow it to happen.”Sounds reasonable the day after the Raiders gave up 552 yards and 9.4 yards per play in a 42-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee came in as a middle of …last_img read more

Darwinism as a Post-Observation What-If Game

first_imgThe silly evolutionary spin put on observations of the natural world do not contribute to science; they cheapen it.Jellyfish Did Not Evolve SleepAll the secular news media entered dogmatic slumbers when Nature announced, “Jellyfish caught snoozing give clues to origin of sleep.” The comment came from a paper in Current Biology, “The Jellyfish Cassiopea Exhibits a Sleep-like State.” Cozy in their beds, dreaming snugly of Darwin playing sandman to jellyfish, they used the observation that jellyfish take breaks to explain why people evolved sleep.Jellyfish and humans may seem wildly different, but both still need to sleep (Science Daily): “This finding that jellyfish sleep implies that sleep is an ancient behavior, largely untouched by millennia [sic; hundreds of millions of years] of evolution.”Even jellyfish get sluggish if they don’t have enough sleep (New Scientist): “The findings push the origins of slumber further back in our evolutionary past,” Sam Wong writes. He can’t bring himself to even consider a designed reason for animals to sleep.Despite the vast evolutionary distance between jellyfish and backboned vertebrates like ourselves, the team found evidence for common mechanisms. The hormone melatonin, which promotes sleep in humans and our relatives, also induces quiescence in Cassiopea. So does pyrilamine, an antihistamine drug that causes drowsiness. It is also unclear why sleep evolved. The problem is that sleep has so many benefits, it’s hard to pick out the crucial one.If evolution is so powerful to design a mechanism for sleep, why couldn’t it, in 500 million years, design a human being to get by without sleep? Wouldn’t that be a fitness advantage? Wouldn’t it provide us with even more time to pass on our genes?Tomatoes Are Not Crystal BallsMembers of the tomato family use acylsugars for defense. Phys.org admits that “These specialized metabolites have a wide variety of structures and are made by different enzymes working together to carry out a series of biochemical reactions.” Rather than explain how random mutations arrived at the recipes for complex enzymes, let alone getting them to work together in organic synthesis, the authors, Layne Cameron and Robert Last, chose witchcraft. “Tomatoes’ crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets,” they say, conjuring up images of the Bearded Buddha inside the skin of a tomato. “[S]tudying these specialized metabolites open an evolutionary window,” they believe. Last is least among philosophers of science. Look what he says:“We sought to understand how this novel pathway originated and diversified across 100 million years of plant evolution,” said Last, MSU Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Plant Biology and the study’s senior author. “This is our crystal ball, our view into evolution.”Evolution Did Not Make Sparrows an Ideal SizeWhy aren’t house sparrows as big as geese? It’s a weird question” that sent Norwegian evolutionists on a quest to venerate Darwin. “But the overall message is this: The researchers tested the theory of evolution, predicted the results and things went as expected,” an article on Phys.org boasts. “The sparrows tell us that the theory of evolution actually works outside the laboratory as well.” But here’s the catch: the sparrows in the experiment, forced to evolve larger and smaller sizes, reverted to their original sizes when returned to the wild! If anything, this empirical evidence refutes Darwin’s theory. The evolutionists missed the real story: intelligent design!But at the same time, it’s no benefit to be too big, either. Maybe you then become a more vulnerable catch for birds of prey? So far these are mostly speculations. We don’t actually know for sure.What we do know is that the bird populations changed very quickly. This can tell us something about how adaptable the sparrows are.Ageing Is Not a Quirk of EvolutionPeople grow old and die. So do roundworms. Why? Evolutionists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, put a Darwin spin on the question, according to Science Daily. In “Unveiling the mystery of why we age,” they decide it was just a “quirk of evolution” that happened way back when:As Charles Darwin explained, natural selection results in the fittest individuals for a given environment surviving to breed and pass on their genes to the next generation. The more fruitful a trait is at promoting reproductive success, the stronger the selection for that trait will be. In theory, this should give rise to individuals with traits which prevent ageing as their genes could be passed on nearly continuously. Thus, despite the obvious facts to the contrary, from the point of evolution ageing should never have happened. This evolutionary contradiction has been debated and theorised on since the 1800s. It was only in 1953 with his hypothesis of antagonistic pleiotropy (AP) that George C. Williams gave us a rational [sic] explanation for how ageing can arise in a population through evolution. Williams proposed that natural selection enriches genes promoting reproductive success but consequently ignores their negative effects on longevity. Importantly, this is only true when those negative effects occur after the onset of reproduction. Essentially, if a gene mutation results in more offspring but shortens life that’s fine.Thus, they have perpetuated the tautological formulation of natural selection by equating fitness with survival (6/19/14). The researchers are also apparently unaware that George Williams was a vehement critic of the reckless just-so storytelling by evolutionists (5/31/04). In a pretense of striving for empirical evidence, these scientists observe that autophagy (programmed cell death) slows down in older roundworms. But they did not show that such slowdown causes ageing in humans. Nor did they explain how autophagy (a complex, multi-step process that is tightly regulated; see “Dumpster Diving” at Evolution News) arose in the first place. In fact, they couldn’t even be sure that autophagy causes ageing in roundworms. But they invoked Darwin’s “Stuff Happens Law” as their all-purpose just-so story:This evidence has now arrived according to the co-lead author of the paper Jonathan Byrne, “The evolutionary theory of ageing just explains everything so nicely but it lacked real evidence that it was happening in nature. Evolution becomes blind to the effects of mutations that promote ageing as long as those effects only kick in after reproduction has started. Really, ageing is an evolutionary oversight.” Jonathan continues “These AP genes haven’t been found before because it’s incredibly difficult to work with already old animals, we were the first to figure out how to do this on a large scale.” He explains further “From a relatively small screen, we found a surprisingly large number of genes [30] that seem to operate in an antagonistic fashion.” Previous studies had found genes that encourage ageing while still being essential for development, but these 30 genes represent some of the first found promoting ageing specifically only in old worms. “Considering we tested only 0.05% of all the genes in a worm this suggests there could be many more of these genes out there to find,” says Jonathan.There’s no way to connect the observation to the result, in other words. But since it makes a nice story, they blessed the hearts of all seniors with the comforting words that ageing is just a quirk of evolution, an evolutionary oversight.When the Darwin Party can operate isolated in its own echo chamber, this is the kind of silliness you get. What the Darwin Party really needs is a strong opposition party. The opposition party needs to be strong, forthright, and invulnerable to bluffing and intimidation. It needs to have both powerful scientific evidence and grounding in philosophy of science. It needs to be good at laughing and shaming stupid ideas. Science suffers without it. If they really believed in survival of the fittest, wouldn’t this be seen as the best way forward? Instead, Big Science refuses to even consider publishing letters to the editor, let alone scientific papers, that don’t bow the knee to King Charlie.One evolutionist even agrees with this, surprisingly. Paul Braterman, writing for The Conversation, surprised colleagues by stating, “Listening to creationists can strengthen our understanding of evolution.” We don’t think so. In fact, CEH Editor challenged Braterman in his earlier mockery of creationism (“How to slam dunk creationists when it comes to the theory of evolution,” The Conversation, 9/14/17, a series of straw man arguments) to a written debate with Dr Walt Brown, who has had a standing invitation for decades now. Braterman refused, as has every other evolutionist. What are they afraid of? Here’s what: they are hooked on their just-so storytelling banquets with all those tantalizing speculations (6/25/14). How could they ever give those up?The stock answer by Darwinians why they cannot allow criticisms of evolution is that every opposing view is “religious” somehow. And yet here we see them practicing witchcraft, divination and magic, acting like shamans to pass on the origins myth of our culture, fighting vociferously anyone who challenges their authority.(Visited 576 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Boost for JSE as springboard to Africa

first_img26 October 2011The National Treasury has announced that local investors will now be able to trade in foreign-domiciled companies listed on the JSE, boosting the status of South Africa’s bourse as a springboard for foreign companies to expand into Africa.Delivering his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament on Tuesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced a relaxing of local listing rules, in terms of which inward-listed companies would be treated as domestic assets rather than as foreign holdings for local investors.The move will improve South Africa’s position as a financial gateway into Africa.‘Further boost for reputation of SA’s markets’Previously, the JSE could not include foreign companies in the exchange’s indices, as local investors weren’t able to buy shares in these companies without restriction.By limiting the amount of local activity in foreign companies, the old rules limited the JSE’s ability to position itself as an investment destination.JSE CEO Russell Loubser welcomed Gordhan’s announcement, saying it would provide “a further boost for the reputation of the country’s markets, by enabling the JSE to more aggressively pursue a wider range of investment possibilities.”The Medium Term Budget Statement said that, while details would be provided by the JSE, prudential institutions would still be required to report their foreign exposures to the regulatory authorities, subject to regulatory criteria.“This proposal is intended to enhance the ability of the JSE to attract new listings and boost investments into Africa,” the statement said, adding that more work was in progress to modernise South Africa’s foreign direct investment framework.Facilitating cross-border transactionsGordhan also announced that steps would also be taken “to simplify procedures and reduce the cost of cross-border money remittances, particularly to neighbouring countries and the rest of Africa.”The proposals include improving access and competition in cross-border money remittances by removing ownership restrictions on international participation in foreign exchange bureaux.They also include doing away with the requirement for money remitters to partner with authorised dealers. “Remitters will be regulated as standalone entities, subject to reporting and regulatory requirements,” the Medium Term Budget Statement says.Added to this, the National Treasury also proposes to amend the cross-border thresholds to reduce red tape, simplify payments mechanisms and eliminate bias between residents and non-residents.The Reserve Bank is expected to publish details on these proposals as well as those of other administrative reforms.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Tiger Brands grows Nigeria stake

first_img25 September 2012South African food company Tiger Brands has expanded its African stake by buying 63% of Dangote Flour Mills in Nigeria for approximately R1.5-billion, the company announced on Tuesday.Tiger Brands is a fast-moving consumer goods company (FMCG) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.It currently operates in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zimbabwe, and its acquisition of Dangote Flour Mills is its third – and largest – deal in Nigeria.It follows the acquisition of biscuit manufacturer Deli Foods Nigeria Limited in April 2011 and UAC Food and Beverage Businesses in May 2011.The purchase would add “significant scale to Tiger Brands’ existing Nigerian businesses and represents a further important step in Tiger Brands’ expansion strategy on the balance of the African continent,” Tiger Brands said in a statement.“Nigeria is a key strategic growth market in West Africa, the second-largest African economy and one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa.”Dangote Flour Mills is regarded as a leader in the flour and pasta market segment of Nigeria’s consumer food sector, with a 30% market share in flour milling and 40% market share in pasta.It is the second-largest flour milling company in Nigeria and is involved in flour milling and processing, as well as processing pasta and noodles.“With an estimated population in excess of 160-million and projected average real GDP growth forecast over the next three years of approximately 7% per annum, Tiger Brands believes, particularly for consumer goods, that the potential of the Nigerian market is significant,” Tiger Brands said.“Tiger Brands views its strategic relationships with both the Dangote and UAC groups as crucial to its continuing success within the Nigerian FMCG sector.“Over the medium term, operational synergies and efficiencies will be leveraged to ensure all parties benefit from these strategic alliances.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Articles of the Week: Location-Based Marketing

first_img Lesson: 7 Online Video Tips Every B2B Marketer Should Know Lesson: Originally published Feb 5, 2010 7:30:00 AM, updated July 18 2013 increasing power of location-based/mobile applications Lesson: John Jantsch 20 Ways to Up Your Blogging Fun Quota Marshall Kirkpatrick Author: inbound marketing word of mouth marketing Some of her suggestions include sharing your story with photos and images, using charts, graphs, tables or diagrams to illustrate your points, trying vlogging, experimenting with lists, creating tutorials that teach something to your readers and many, many more! business blog 5. Lesson: His suggestions include claiming your listings, using reviews to make your business better, monitoring your profiles, getting proactive and considering advertising. Social Media B2B Reserve your spot now on and their potential to impact modern marketing. Christie Burnett , which has achieved notable traffic growth within the last couple months. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Be prepared for mobile applications and location-based services to change the face of marketing.  Start learning about these trends now. 5 Ways to Rock Customer Review Sites Location is Hot: Foursquare Traffic up 3X in 2 Months Problogger Author: of . 3. Andy stresses the value of By now you know that the most Photo by Alexandra Lee Kipp Bodnar  to learn how to transform your marketing, develop your strategy and take your business to the next level. Damn! I Wish I’d Thought of That! Author: Duct Tape Marketing as a metric, by saying content forwarding is more powerful than traditional advertising and lead generation because it includes the personal endorsement of the sender.  Plus, he says, it’s extremely measurable, correlating well to existing lead/impression valuation metrics. on It’s not the only metric to track, but don’t forget about measuring word of mouth marketing when evaluating your social media programs. 4. Online video can be a fun and interactive addition to your content marketing mix.  Kipp’s article communicates Social Media B2B’s best advice for producing and promoting your online video efforts to bypass common online video issues and maximize your ROI. of Andy’s post quickly discusses his dismay at the results of a recent Forrester survey about measuring social media marketing, which highlight that none of the marketers surveyed listed the amount of content forwarded by users as their most important metric for social media marketing.  Author: .  You also can’t deny that producing a constant stream of remarkable content is very hard work.  It’s not difficult to feel like your blog is in a rut, so Christie’s article offers some great suggestions for new and different content alternatives to inspire you (and your readers). foursquare article this week focuses specifically on the location-based social network called Marshall’s article reports on the significant increase of traffic to foursquare, which has tripled in the past 2 months since November, reported by Hitwise, a traffic analyst firm. The article also discusses foursquare’s recent deal with a Canadian newspaper chain that involves delivering local editorial content to users depending on where they check in. 1. With HubSpot Founders, Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah Readers like variety. Experiment with different types of content to keep your readers (and yourself) engaged with your ReadWriteWeb successful blogs publish content consistently and frequently Social media metrics: You’re missing the big ROI number of Don’t fear negative reviews. Learn from your toughest critics to improve your brand and its products/services. Our top Using online video for marketing 2. Live Webinar: Money, Marketing & Management So what does this traffic increase mean to you?  Foursquare isn’t the only location-based social network out there, but its popularity is definitely a testament to the Lesson: Join Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah as they share business insights to grow your company! is valuable, but it can be challenging.  Learn from others’ experiences to get the best possible results. Author: Andy Sernovitz John gives readers a nice overview of customer review sites and what they mean for small business marketers, spotlighting some popular sites to know and sharing some of his top ways to benefit from them.last_img read more