TheGivingMachine opens GivingLottery to UK charities

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising Lotteries Lotteries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 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. TheGivingMachine opens GivingLottery to UK charities We are delighted to announce that our GivingLottery is now open for UK based good causes to register. Register your cause today! https://t.co/hZY3ETqC4F #Play4Change #Charity pic.twitter.com/egGJsDTiQ6— TheGivingMachine (@GivingMachineUK) May 16, 2019 Advertisement TheGivingMachine has opened up the GivingLottery to UK charities.The GivingLottery is a weekly lottery that enables good causes to raise funds for no cost.To participate, charities fill in an online form and Giving Lottery will set them up with their own lottery page that they can customise with their own branding. The Giving Lottery also provides bespoke leaflets, posters, Facebook links, tips, and guides. The charity then promotes the lottery, selling tickets at a pound each. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000. Charities keep 40% of every ticket sold on their page with funds sent direct to their account every month.Draws take place every Saturday night with results posted on the Giving Lottery website, Facebook and Twitter, and winners are advised directly. Participating charities also receive fortnightly email updates, and can login and view ticket and supporter data in real time.In total, 60% of ticket sales go to good causes: 40% to the charity that sold the tickets, and 20% to a fund supporting all good causes in the UK.  374 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 22 May 2019 | News  375 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30last_img read more

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The Delinquency Drop

first_img The Delinquency Drop Home / Daily Dose / The Delinquency Drop Previous: Understanding Drops in Mortgage Delinquency Next: Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Castle Law Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Mortgage delinquencies fell by 0.9 percent year over year, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Report from CoreLogic. By measuring delinquency as well as transition rates across all stages, CoreLogic’s report indicates the overall strength of the housing market.Employment increased by 196,000 in March, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary, which Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic Chief Economist cites as one reason for the increased loan performance.”Income growth, home appreciation and sound underwriting combined have pushed delinquency rates to their lowest level in 20 years,” said Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic Chief Economist. “The low delinquency rates on home mortgages are a contrast to the rising delinquency rates on consumer credit. While home mortgage delinquency rates are at, or are near, their lowest levels in two decades, delinquency rates for auto and student loans are higher now than they were during the early and mid-2000s.”According to the Report, the overall delinquency rate has fallen on a year-over-year basis for the past 13 consecutive months, although, the largest gains in delinquencies were seen in areas affected by natural disasters, notably the Southeast. CoreLogic notes that five Southeastern metroes impacted by natural disasters also saw the biggest gains in delinquencies, including Panama City, Florida; Albany Georgia, and three North Carolina metroes: Jacksonville, Wilmington, and New Bern.Still, overall delinquency rates have been declining. The foreclosure inventory fell by 0.2 percent year over year as of January 2019, down to 0.4 percent.”As the economic expansion continues to create jobs and low mortgage rates support home buying this spring, delinquency rates are likely to trend lower during the coming year,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “The decline in delinquency rates has occurred in nearly all parts of the nation.”Serious delinquency, or 90 days or more past due including loans in foreclosure, fell nationwide, except in one state: North Dakota, which remained unchanged. By metro, 13 areas saw increases in serious delinquency,  while 14 remained the same and all remaining metro areas decreased.Find more from the report here. Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2019-04-09 Seth Welborn Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 9, 2019 1,261 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

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Britain’s Best Loaf contest makes welcome return

first_imgDo you have what it takes to make Britain’s Best Loaf? If so, you can prove it, as the nation’s premier bread baking competition returns for 2016.This year Britain’s Best Loaf, sponsored by Rank Hovis, takes place at the Farm Shop & Deli Show which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham on 18 April. And we have added a further category for this year – Gluten Free – which is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the bakery market. So, if you think your bread has what it takes, head over to meatandbakerycompetitions.com to download an entry form.Industry veteran Colin Lomax will again be heading up a team of professional judges in the competition, which has captured the hearts of real craft bakers.Other categories in the competition include White, Wholegrain, Sourdough and Innovation. In 2014 and 2013 the award for the overall Britain’s Best Loaf was won by Lee Smith, owner of Bexhill Farm Kitchen in East Sussex.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “I am delighted that Britain’s Best Loaf is returning in 2016 and that it will take place at such a marvellous exhibition as the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This competition is aimed at professional bakers and so, understandably, the standard of the loaves to judge was extremely high. In past years the Sourdough category has led the way in terms of entries, but in 2016 I am sure the Gluten-Free category will be up there as well.”Farm Shop & Deli takes place from 18-20 April 2016 and will see the best local and regional produce from more than 400 suppliers on show. The event is co-located with Food & Drink Expo and Foodex.Following the judging, Rank Hovis will also be holding a masterclass for bakers.Have you had your say about the state of the retail baking industry? British Baker’s Bakery Business Survey is still open for you to tell us about your experience of the industry. Aimed primarily at bakers with retail outlets, the survey only takes five minutes and asks crucial questions about sales and future ambitions. To complete the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BMR_2016The results will be published in March as part of the Bakery Market Report 2016.last_img read more

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Indonesia reports 100th human H5N1 case

first_imgJun 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s toll of people struck by H5N1 avian influenza has risen to 100, including 80 deaths, with the report that a 26-year-old man from Sumatra died of the disease on Jun 12.The Indonesian health ministry said the man from Riau province fell ill on Jun 3 and was hospitalized Jun 6, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) statement today. Investigators found he had been exposed to sick and dead poultry, the statement said.The case pushed the WHO’s global H5N1 count to 313 cases with 191 deaths. However, four cases reported recently by Vietnam have not yet been confirmed by the WHO.An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report on the Sumatra man’s case yesterday differed from the WHO statement in some details. The story, quoting a hospital official, listed his age as 29 and said he had been hospitalized Jun 11 after being sick for a week.The hospital official, Azizman Daan, told AFP the man had slaughtered and cooked a sick chicken after 3 of his 5 chickens died.Indonesia’s first human H5N1 illness cases were reported in July 2005. The country only recently surpassed Vietnam for having the greatest number of cases. By the WHO count, Vietnam has had 93 cases and 42 deaths.See also:Jun 15 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_06_15/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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Institutional-only AIF assets up 13% in 2015 – EFAMA

first_imgInstitutional AIFs registered total net sales of €181bn for the whole of 2015, according to EFAMA. Institutional bond AIFs recorded the strongest growth in assets, up 17.1%.Real estate AIF assets were up 14.7%, and ‘other’ institutional funds 16%.There was double-digit growth in multi-asset fund net assets as well, of 11.3%.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Source: European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)Net assets of institutional equity funds increased by 6.9%.The results form part of what was overall a record year for the European investment fund industry, according to EFAMA.Bernard Delbecque, director of economics and research at EFAMA, said: “The growth of fund assets has been substantially positive across Europe, with a very few exceptions, confirming investor confidence in UCITS and AIF.”Net sales of European investment funds rose to an all-time high of €725bn in 2015, and assets under management broke €12trn on the back of a growth rate of 11%.Demand for UCITS funds reached its highest level ever, with net sales of €573bn.Among long-term UCITs funds, multi-asset funds attracted the largest net inflows, of €236bn, while equity funds had their best year since 2000, drawing net sales of €134bn. Institutional alternative investment fund (AIF) assets grew by 13% in 2015, contributing to a record year for European investment funds overall, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).Net assets of AIFs reserved for institutional investors reached €2.42trn at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, the figures show.Including retail funds, the total stood at €4.41trn, an increase of 8.3%.There was stronger growth in institutional net AIF assets, however, as these were up 13.3% compared with the end of December 2014 (13% excluding Ireland).last_img read more

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WI Women urged to improve fielding

first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (CMC):Assistant coach Ezra Moseley, has said that West Indies Women need to improve heading into the Twenty20 series against South Africa, despite winning the just concluded one-day international series.The Caribbean side beat the Proteas Women 2-1 in the three-match series in East London, but Moseley said that the performance was not up to their usual standards and pointed to the fielding as one area that needed enhancing.”It’s always good to win a series away from home although in my opinion, I don’t think we played to the best of our ability,” the former West Indies seamer said.”I was satisfied because it’s always nice to win, but we left Barbados saying we were going to look to win all three, but there were things that happened along the way. We had the captain (Stafanie Taylor) getting injured for the last game, and also the Knight sisters (Kyshona and Kycia) were out for most of the series and only Kyshona played.”We were happy in the end to win 2-1, but there are certain areas we need to brush up on. Our fielding during the tournament was not up to good standards, so that is something we have to work on going forward into the T20s and also into the World Cup.”West Indies Women will turn their attention to the three-match T20 series, which bowls off at Kingsmead today.last_img read more

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