DC closes in on state-run sports betting

first_img Washington, D.C. is a step closer to launching regulated sports betting via the state lottery after lawmakers voted to progress a bill to a second reading, and rejected an amendment to open the market to private operators.The Council of the District of Columbia voted 10-2 in favour of putting forward the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act for a decisive final reading on December 18. A secondary amendment put forward by council member Charles Allen to remove RFK Stadium from the list of five sports venues lined up to have sportsbooks on-site was accepted by a 7-5 majority.However, council member Robert White’s primary amendment to allow five operator licences to be awarded – including one for a joint venture that would be majority-owned by a local business, known in the state as a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) – was rejected by the same margin. White’s amendment also called for at least 35% of net profits from sports wagering to be ploughed back into CBEs.Council member Jack Evans (pictured), who introduced the act, pointed to financial projections by the district’s chief financial officer, Jeffrey DeWitt, that awarding five licences would reduce the state’s estimated revenue by $57.9m (£45.3m/€51m) over the four-year period from 2019 to 2022.DeWitt estimated that a multiple-operator approach would yield $34.3m over the period, in comparison with $92.2m through the single-operator approach that would likely see DC Lottery supported by current partner Intralot, which has a contract that runs until March 2020.Evans’ view that it would also be more challenging to evolve from a single- to multi-operator model in the future, rather than vice-versa, also appeared to receive the support of several council members.“With this bill, we’ll give the single app a try and we’ll pivot to the multiple app if we have to,” Evans said. “What we can’t do is start off with multiple apps and pivot back to the single app.”Evans acknowledged that White had put forward a “fine” amendment and stressed to his colleagues that the issues that had been raised by White would be revisited at the second hearing, “when we have more information and we know where sentiments lie”.It also emerged during the reading that council member Kenyan McDuffie, the only absentee, will present a separate amendment that will “address CBE participation” in sports wagering in two weeks’ time.However, White questioned the state’s financial projections, adding that an independent study had found that “significantly more” revenue would be generated by licensing multiple operators.“The licences won’t be awarded in perpetuity and they will always have a backstop,” White said.“Private market competition is going to get us further […] but without this amendment, I believe Maryland and Virginia will jump ahead of us with more robust, mature and participatory markets, and we’re going to lose the time advantage.”Back in September, Evans acknowledged that the state “should act before neighbouring jurisdictions” by joining the cluster of nearby states, such as Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia, which already offer sports betting.However, Allen’s amendment to strike RFK Stadium from the list of sports venues to offer a sportsbook did win sufficient support at the reading.Allen described RFK Stadium, which is no longer home to any major sports team in the state, as a “rusting, empty shell”.He added that, with youth soccer pitches and a go-cart track on site, it is “not an appropriate place” to offer bricks-and-mortar sports betting.The removal of RFK Stadium leaves four other sports venues on the list for on-site sportsbooks: Capital One Arena, FedEx Field, Audi Field and Nationals Park. Between 40 and 60 other premises that currently offer lottery products – between 10% and 15% of the current total – are expected to stump up the $5,000 fee required to offer sports betting, Evans added.Last week, Evans’ suggestion of adding what he described as a “royalty fee” of 0.25% of revenue to appease the major sports leagues was rejected by his fellow council members before the bill was ratified to proceed to the initial hearing. Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter DC closes in on state-run sports betting 6th December 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: US Washington DCcenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Bill progresses to second hearing after multi-operator amendment is rejected Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Nevada gaming revenue falls to 24-year low in 2020

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Land-based casino Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Land-based casino Full year results 2020 Results 2020 Email Address 28th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Multi-denomination and penny slots made up the majority of revenue, with the former bringing in slightly more at $2.38bn, down 27.3% compared to the latter’s $2.35bn, down 32.8%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Nevada gaming revenue declined 34.6% to $7.87bn in 2020, the lowest annual total since 1996, after closures and ongoing property restrictions as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).center_img Read the full story on iGB North America Regions: US Nevada Nevada gaming revenue falls to 24-year low in 2020 One dollar slot revenue declined 34.3% to $365.0m and 25 cent slots saw revenue down 49.1% at $143.7m. Slot machines made up more than two thirds of revenue, at $5.42bn, down 31.7% year-on-year, as players staked $78.61bn. Multi-denomination slots saw significantly more stakes, though, at $43.84bn compared to $24.14bn on penny slots.last_img read more

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AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) Q32010 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2010 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Restoration of full fungibility between the VFEX and the BSE

first_imgSeed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2021 circular For more information about Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw)  2021 circular Company ProfileSeed Co International Limited is one of the leading certified seed companies authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in its markets. From years of intensive investment in R&D, the Company is involved in the breeding, multiplication and distribution of mainly hybrid seed varieties. Seed Co International Limited is primarily listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The easyJet share price is taking off. Is now the time to buy?

first_imgThe easyJet share price is taking off. Is now the time to buy? 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The airline industry has been one of the worst-performing sectors over the last year. The pandemic grounded most flights, bringing the majority of airline stocks to their knees. But the UK government has made an announcement that might put planes back in the skies. And so the easyJet (LSE:EZJ) share price has soared by nearly 30% since the start of 2021.What was this announcement? And should I be adding easyJet shares to my growth portfolio? Let’s take a look.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…Why is the easyJet share price on the rise?Last month, Boris Johnson announced a four-stage plan to ease the lockdown restrictions in the UK. Under the outlined roadmap to normality, international holiday travel from the UK is expected to return as of May 17 – just in time for the summer holiday season. 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. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian 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. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in easyJet. 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. Since the announcement was made, easyJet reported that flights, as well as package holiday bookings, have skyrocketed by 337% and 630%, respectively. Needless to say, it looks like there is quite a lot of pent-up demand to go on holiday after being confined for a year.This is undoubtedly fantastic news for the airline stock. But even though the easyJet share price has gone up, it’s still 30% lower than its pre-pandemic levels.  This suggests there is plenty more room for recovery growth. But, as always, there are some risks to consider.The pandemic caused some damage2020 was a devastating year for easyJet and its share price. Since the company’s fleet was grounded, it has had virtually no source of revenue flowing into the business. But operating costs didn’t disappear. After all, while fuel expenses could be avoided, there are still airport fees, staff salaries, and maintenance costs to worry about.As a result, the business has reported its first loss in 25 years and has had to raise an additional €1.2bn of capital through seven-year bonds to remain afloat. Naturally, this has impacted its financial health and will likely extend its Covid-recovery time.Another risk to consider is the easing of lockdown restrictions themselves. Suppose Covid-19 infection rates begin to rise as easing occurs. In that case, travel restrictions will likely remain in place for a while longer. Depending on the delay, the firm may need to raise even more capital, with the easyJet share price declining as a consequence.The bottom lineYet despite the increase in leverage, easyJet still looks healthy as a business to me, especially as half of its fleet is still eligible for aircraft lease-back agreements.These contracts allow easyJet to sell one of its planes to a third-party that immediately leases it back to easyJet. This enables the stock to raise large lump sums of cash quickly without affecting its leverage or suffering any disruptions to business operations.Therefore even though there are risks, the potentially massive boost in air travel on the horizon makes easyJet a stock I would consider adding to my growth portfolio. 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! 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In livestreamed National Cathedral Eucharist, presiding bishop preaches on the…

first_img Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Egan MillardPosted Mar 15, 2020 Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY 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 Health & Healthcare, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In livestreamed National Cathedral Eucharist, presiding bishop preaches on the simple power of soap and love 14:59 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] Although Washington National Cathedral’s seats were empty on March 15, thousands of people attended its 11:15 Sunday service via livestream to virtually celebrate the Eucharist and hear a sermon from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who preached on the power of love in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to the suspension of in-person worship across The Episcopal Church.“We will fight this particular contagion, and all other preexisting social contagions, by the disciplined labor of love,” Curry said. “Love working through medical folk, love working through leaders, love working through each one of us who can help and heal – maybe in small ways, but add them up and they make a profound difference.”Episcopal News Service’s complete coronavirus coverage can be found here.The Episcopal Church’s online resource page for coronavirus response is here.Avoiding large gatherings like church services is one way people can prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, which is increasingly wreaking havoc on economies and health care systems around the world. As of the morning of March 15, at least 2,815 people in 49 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have tested positive for the coronavirus in the United States, according to a New York Times database, and at least 59 patients with the virus have died.The order of service is available here.The livestreamed service opened with a shot of the veiled cross on the cathedral’s high altar – a reminder that this was the third Sunday in the penitential season of Lent – followed by a view of the strangely quiet and empty main altar. The sound of an organ prelude broke the silence, and from then on, the service – with the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of the cathedral, presiding – was almost like any other, with some notable exceptions. Classic hymns like “Come, thou fount of every blessing” and “Amazing grace” (though still marked in the program as “Sung by all”) were led by four singers instead of a full choir, and the altar party’s seats were much farther apart than usual, reflecting the practice of “social distancing” recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the Eucharistic prayers were altered to reflect the reality that those watching could not receive the sacrament.Washington Bishop Mariann Budde, who was self-quarantined at home after a possible exposure to the virus, recorded a video for the service welcoming those watching from home and dedicating it to the memory of Bishop Barbara Harris, the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion, who died on March 13 at age 89.Though the readings were pre-selected through the church’s lectionary cycle, they seemed to fit the occasion. The Old Testament reading from Exodus told of the Israelites suffering in the wilderness and feeling abandoned by God, while the passage from Paul’s letter to the Romans said that “suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us.”Though Curry did not preach on the Gospel reading appointed for the day, he noted that it, too, seemed appropriate for a day when the centuries-old ritual of communal worship was upended. In the passage from John 4, a Samaritan woman asks Jesus whether it is holier to worship God on a mountain or in a temple and he replies, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”“Those ancient words speak to us who have to worship online or at a distance,” Curry said in a statement sent to Episcopal News Service. “On the mountain top or in the church building isn’t important. In spirit and in truth is what matters. So on livestreams or in a church building, all that matters is to worship God in spirit and truth.”Curry’s sermon, recorded from his home in North Carolina, blended practical guidance for living through the pandemic with spiritual insight. He spoke of soap as a metaphor for love: a deceptively simple, age-old substance with great power that is still the best tool for fighting off something harmful.“I’ve taken to washing my hands with soap and water more frequently and for longer periods of time than I had before,” Curry said. “While vaccines and effective treatment and various social changes are all part of the equation, soap really helps.“It may well be when we hear the word ‘love,’ it sounds simplistic or just sentimental,” Curry continued, but it is more relevant and necessary than ever. He urged Christians to be “contagious with love” and shared a story of his own experience of love in the face of illness. When Curry’s father was in the hospital after a stroke, Curry’s aunt rubbed his father’s leg and sang to him, just as Curry’s grandmother had done when his father suffered from polio as a boy. That gesture of love transcended time and reached through to Curry’s father, if only for a moment.Curry closed as he opened, with the familiar Sunday school song “Jesus loves me,” the same simple tune that his aunt and grandmother sang to comfort his father.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN COVID-19, Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

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Sam Vesty butchers try as Tom Varndell chases him down

first_imgMonday Apr 23, 2012 Sam Vesty butchers try as Tom Varndell chases him down Sam Vesty was badly shown up on the weekend as his premature showboating may prove signicant to the outcome of the Aviva Premiership relegation battle, as well as Bath’s European ambitions. It brought back memories of Robbie Fleck, and others. Bath won the game 17-12 but Vesty should have denied Wasps a losing bonus point, as well as picked up the four-try bonus point, which would have helped his side towards a Heineken Cup spot.Instead he saluted the crowd with his blinkers on, unaware of Wasps speedster Tom Varndell rapidly approaching. The winger somehow pulled Vesty down, as well as brilliantly got underneath him, resulting in a held-up adjudication from the TMO.“Sam’s been apologising ever since,” said Bath’s Sir Ian McGeechan.The permutations of the result now read that Wasps will face Newcastle Falcons in the final round with a four-point cushion, needing just a win to be safe, while the Falcons will need to overcome a 24 point margin to avoid relegation. “It’s going to be one hell of a game,” added McGeechan.It was a brilliant piece of play by Varndell, and a shocker from Vesty, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen such a thing happen.Have a browse through the related posts below the video and you’ll find some absolute howlers, including the Kayser-Fleck incident, a nightmare moment in the NRL, and that infamous Juan Leguizamon celebration, which you know you want to watch again.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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People’s Postcode Lottery opens new funding round for organisations in Wales

first_img 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. People’s Postcode Lottery opens new funding round for organisations in Wales The People’s Postcode Trust is inviting applications from community groups, sports clubs and registered charities in Wales for its new round of funding.The Trust, funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, has donated over £16 million for charities across Britain so far, and has funded over 50 projects across Wales to date. These include an outdoor gym for a local community group, a sustainable vegetable garden featuring an eco-greenhouse and the purchase of personal floatation devices for a rescue association.Funding from £500 to £2,000 is available, and registered charities can apply for up to £5,000.Scott Quinnell, ambassador for People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “No organisation is too big or too small, we have seen how just £500 can make the world of difference to an organisation. We hope to see lots of applications from all across the country”Projects must last no longer than three months, and must be completed within six months of receiving the grant payment.The deadline for all applications is 5pm on 24 February 2012.www.postcodetrust.org.uk Tagged with: Funding Wales / Cymru  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 January 2012 | Newslast_img read more

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Deadline for Emcees Awards fast approaching

first_img Melanie May | 7 March 2018 | News  110 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Deadline for Emcees Awards fast approaching 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.center_img Tagged with: arts Awards More information along with the nomination page both are available here.Image: some of last year’s Emcees winners  109 total views,  3 views today The deadline for this year’s Emcees Awards, which celebrate best practice in arts and culture fundraising. is on Friday 16 March,=mc and The National Arts Fundraising School are inviting people to nominate their own organisation or another campaign, partnership or individual in the sector that has impressed them. Now in their third year, Emcees Awards winners last year included The National Gallery, LAMDA, Youth Music and Artichoke.There are seven categories in this year’s awards:Award for Best Campaign – £100,000 and aboveThe Brown Creative Award for Best Campaign – under £100,000The TicketSource Award for Best Corporate PartnershipBest Supporter/Membership SchemeBest ‘Donor Love’ example (best stewardship)Best Volunteer FundraiserThe National Arts Fundraising School Best Alumni Fundraiser (this award is open only to alumni of the School)Nominations will be judged by Bernard Ross, =mc and National Arts Fundraising School Founder-Director, Francis Runacres, Executive Director, Enterprise & Innovation at Arts Council England, Marina Jones, Head of Trusts & Foundations at Royal Opera House, Rachel Cockett, Director of Development for Birmingham Museums Trust and Michelle Wright, CEO of Cause4.Winners will be announced at a special event at Ovalhouse, London on 1 May 2018.Bernard Ross, =mc Director, said:“We believe there are some outstanding campaigns as arts organisations become better and better at innovative ways to engage private donors, individuals, companies and foundations. This award scheme is our way of identifying and celebrating the very best in existing practice and sharing it with the rest of the arts community.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Baltimore activist tells it like it is

first_imgSharon Black takes on Sean Hannity.Telling the truth about the Black Lives Matter movement on Fox TV is not easy, to say the least, especially when the anchor is Sean Hannity, a notorious attack dog for the racist right-wing.But a spokesperson for the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, Sharon Black, held her ground so well in a May 29 interview on Hannity’s program that he had to resort to the tactic of just talking over her as she responded to his questions. When that didn’t work, because she refused to shut up, he just cut her off.However, the PPA representative said she had gotten out the message that the people of Baltimore, especially the Black youth, have every right to militantly oppose the murderous actions of the police.Hannity asked her a loaded question that was supposed to leave her unable to answer, about the Baltimore police feeling “intimidated” and not making arrests because every time they drove into the community “30 to 50 people in hostile fashion were now surrounding them,” and that this had led to a crime wave.Black replied clearly and firmly that if the police were in fact conducting a slowdown, “that was insubordination and negligence. …” Hannity broke in, “You want to fire them all?” She replied, “Yes, I do believe we should fire them. We need community control of police.”Black told Hannity that his argument amounted to saying that “Either the people of Baltimore have to put up with racism and total police abuse, degradation in their daily lives, or else they have to put up with murders. This is a falsely manufactured thing. The system is structurally racist.”Seeing that despite all his gross bullying, the PPA representative was still succeeding in getting her message across, Hannity abruptly said, “All right, I gotta go,” and cut her off in the middle of a sentence.The Hannity program also attacked Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Black woman mayor of Baltimore, for holding a press conference in which she “seemed outraged and upset over the death of Freddie Grey.” Grey was the young Black man whose spinal cord was severed while in police custody, the last straw that led to the uprising against decades of police murders and racist oppression.The Baltimore PPA on June 6 held an assembly at which many people from the community were free to speak their mind about the torments they have endured at the hands of the police without getting rudely cut off.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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