Tagged with: Finance Charity Bank, the world’s first registered general charity and authorised bank, has secured £500,000 each from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Northern Rock Foundation as capital to underpin its growth.The funding comes in the form of 10 year subordinated convertible loan stock on which the bank will pay 4% per annum.For the next five years this will count towards the capital Charity Bank needs to support its growing lending business. Advertisement 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 February 2006 | News Charity Bank secures £1 million capital from two foundations The investments were a highly innovative capital transaction, and a first for the UK outside the public and private sectors, according to Charity Bank. They will enable the bank to extend its finance to more social enterprises. Chief Executive of Charity Bank, Malcolm Hayday, explained the investment. “If community development finance is to move from the margin to the mainstream in the UK, it has to be adequately capitalised”, he said. “The ability to attract capital from socially motivated individuals, trusts and institutional investors is a major challenge for all of us”, he added. Fiona Ellis, Director of Northern Rock Foundation, explained the reason for their support: “Charity Bank has offered the Foundation a welcome opportunity to invest some of our reserve in direct pursuit of our mission. We are delighted to be able to use our resources in as many ways as possible to help charitable organisations.” 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.
Cambridge-based Fitzbillies Bakery has won the Business category of the World Chelsea Bun Awards.The second annual awards took place online because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with 56 entrants from around the world.Judging was based on photographs of the buns, and judges included Michelin-star chef Phil Howard, owner of Elystan Street in Chelsea; Hélène Frost, chief executive of its chosen charity The Children’s Surgery Foundation; and John Shepherd, owner of event organiser Partridges.The winners were:Adults and Supreme Champion: Alex Parker with Marmalade, Golden Raisin and Pistachio Chelsea Buns.Businesses: Fitzbillies Bakery in Cambridge, with a Chelsea bun recipe going back 100 years.Children (under 18): Angelique Bass, a five-year-old toddler model, who baked Chelsea buns with a Cherry on the Top with her mother.Bonus Prize for a Standout Entry: Lisa Tan of Lisa Tan Millinery with vegan Chelsea buns, made without eggs, due to her supply running low.“The winners in all groups should deliver buns that have proved and merged together, that look like they will ultimately be light to eat and have a great sticky glaze,” said Howard.Entrants were requested to make a donation to The Children’s Surgery Foundation, helping support children undergoing treatment at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. read more
Edit this setlist | More Slightly Stoopid setlists Load remaining images Slightly Stoopid rolled into the Portsmouth Pavillion in Portsmouth, VA last Friday night, July 29th, for a great evening of SoCal reggae. The Ocean Beach, CA-based band have been hitting the road hard this summer along their Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour, playing tracks off their most recent album Meanwhile…..Back In The Lab, as well as some choice hits from their extensive catalog.Photographer Sam Shinault was there to capture some candid moments from the show. Check out the gallery, as well as the full setlist from the performance, below.
Earlier this week, a slew of incredibly established musicians made their way to the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA to celebrate 50 years of Jeff Beck music. Beck is easily one of the most underrated and understated guitarists, though he’s released music and toured perpetually for half a century. Naturally, the ever-humble guitarist took a moment during his own celebration to pay tribute to another artist – Prince.With singers Steven Tyler and Beth Hart joining him on stage, the band broke into a scintillating version of “Purple Rain.” Considering the influence that both Jeff Beck and Prince have had shaping music, let alone their shared virtuosic level of guitar playing, it’s no surprise that Beck delivered such an incredible solo in honor of the Purple One.Watch the footage from the 50 year celebration, streaming below. read more
The novel coronavirus started from Wuhan, China and has spread to 48 countries so far. The death toll has reached 2,715 in China, its National Health Commission said on Wednesday./PN “I’d like to announce that the Inter-agency Task Force on Infectious Disease met today and it has approved to impose a ban on the entry of travelers coming from North Gyeongsang province of South Korea effective immediately,” Panelo said. The Department of Health earlier said there is no confirmed case of Filipinos infected by COVID-19 in South Korea. South Korea now has the most number of COVID-19 cases outside China with 1,146 so far, mostly in the city of Daegu and its nearby areas. It has earlier raised its alert on COVID-19 to the highest level due to the rapid surge in number of cases. World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the jump in new COVID-19 cases in South Korea, Iran and Italy is “deeply concerning.” Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this move is upon the recommendation of the Inter-agency Task Force on Infectious Disease. Market workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant at a market in the southeastern city of Daegu, South Korea on Sunday as a preventive measure after the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. AFP MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday announced the imposition of temporary ban on the entry of travelers from South Korea’s North Gyeongsang province in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). read more
According to Bautista, the economy in Boracay is gradually recovering after the island’s halt of operations starting mid-March due to COVID-19 pandemic. Tourists enjoy their time in the world famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan in this undated photo. Acting Malay mayor Floribar Bautista said they will reduce the curfew hours in the world-class island resort. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEAN FORUM BORACAY – Acting Malay town mayor Floribar Bautista said they will shorten the curfew hours in this world-famous island resort. The curfew hours in the island resort was implemented as part of the preventive measures against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19.) This move came after the Department of Tourism announced that those Western Visayan tourists below 21 years old and those above 60 years old are now allowed to visit the island.The proposed 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew in Boracay will replace the original 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. schedule.“Bars and restaurants will now have longer time to operate,” said Bautista. As of July 23, Malay town and Boracay Island reported no active case of COVID-19. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN) The adjusted curfew hours also gives tourists more time to spend in the evenings. Strict hygiene measures such as wearing of facemasks, application of proper physical distancing remain implemented in Boracay to keep residents and tourist safe from the virus. read more
New Delhi: Shakib Al Hasan was handed a two-year ban (one year suspended) by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday after he admitted to various failures to report corrupt approaches made to him. Shakib, Bangladesh’s Test and T20 captain and the world’s No.1 all-rounder in ODIs, was handed the ban for failing to report three corrupt approaches, including one at the IPL, by a suspected Indian bookie, ousting him from the upcoming tour of India. Twelve months of that ban is a suspended sentence which will come into effect if the 32-year-old fails to comply with the anti-corruption code of the world body. The one-year ban that he has to serve will keep him out of next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) and also the World T20 to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15 the same year.The ICC made Shakib Al Hasan’s WhatsApp chat with alleged bookie Deepak Aggarwal public in a full reasoned decision posted on its official website.”Shakib Al Hasan told the ACU that he did not accept or act upon any of the approaches he received from Aggarwal, in particular, he did not provide him with any of the information requested, nor did he accept or receive any money or other reward from Aggarwal. However, he did not at any time report any of the approaches to the ACU or any other relevant authority, ” said ICC.Here’s a timeline of the conversations between Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and suspected Indian bookie Deepak Aggarwal released by ICC:January 2018: Shakib was selected as part of the Bangladesh team participating in a Tri-Series between Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. During this series, he and Aggarwal engaged in further WhatsApp conversations.19 January 2018: Shakib received a WhatsApp message from Aggarwal congratulating him for being named man of the match in that day’s game. Aggarwal followed this message with a message saying “do we work in this or I wait till the IPL”. The reference to “work” in this message was a reference to him providing Inside Information to Aggarwal. He did not report this contact from Aggarwal to the ACU or any other anti-corruption authority.23 January 2018: Shakib Al Hasanreceived another WhatsApp message from Aggarwal in which Aggarwal made another approach to him to provide him with Inside Information, saying “Bro anything in this series?”He confirmed that this message related to Aggarwal’s request to him to provide Aggarwal with Inside Information in relation to the ongoing Tri-Series. He did not report this request for Inside Information from Aggarwal to the ACU or any other anti-corruption authority.26 April 2018: Shakib Al Hasan played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in its IPL match against Kings XI Punjab. He received a WhatsApp message from Aggarwal that day asking him whether a particular player was going to be playing in the game that day, i.e. again asking for Inside Information. Aggarwal continued this conversation with him by talking about bitcoins, dollar accounts and asked him for his dollar account details. During this conversation, he told Aggarwal that he wanted to meet him “first”.These messages on 26 April 2018 included a number of deleted messages. Shakib confirmed that these deleted messages contained requests from Aggarwal for Inside Information. He confirmed that he had concerns over Aggarwal, feeling he was a bit “dodgy”, and that, following their conversations, he had the feeling that Aggarwal was a bookie. Shakib did not report any of the contact and approaches received from Aggarwal on 26 April 2018 to the ACU or any other anti-corruption authority. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more
(Miami, FL) — An Amber Alert is out for an endangered autistic Miami-Dade County boy. The FDLE says two black men in a light blue four-door car abducted nine-year-old Alejandro Ripley last night at a Home Depot in Miami, and officers believe the boy is endangered. Alejandro is described as white Hispanic, non-verbal, four-foot-eleven, 120 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a scar on his left leg.