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. 154 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Finance mobile Technology Melanie May | 13 December 2017 | News 153 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 The People’s Operator has announced plans to raise up to £3.2m to pay off debt and implement a new marketing strategy.Last week, The People’s Operator, which launched in 2012 to offer mobile phone users a way of donating to charity with their monthly phone bill, said that it had conditionally agreed to issue 2.788bn new ordinary shares at 0.1p per share to raise a gross £2.8m. A shareholder meeting will be held on 22 December to vote whether to approve the fundraising.The company announced back in September that it intended to seek new funds, and that it would be launching a new marketing strategy focused on its ethos of supporting good causes and on sustainably growing a high value customer base. It will use the money raised to settle outstanding liabilities of approximately £500,000 and to implement a new marketing strategy with its media partner 360i. 360i has been tasked with the relaunch of the core message of the TPO brand: ‘the ability to do good within the framework of an everyday medium’.In a statement, it said that of the proposed fundraising of up to £3.2 million, “the Company has currently conditionally procured subscribers for 2,788,000,000 new ordinary shares of £0.0005 each (“Ordinary Shares”) at a price of 0.1 pence per Ordinary Share to raise gross proceeds of approximately £2.788 million (the “Subscription”) with an associated conditional issue of 1,394,000,000 warrants over Ordinary Shares (the “Warrants”).”Yesterday (12 December) the virtual mobile network operator also announced that Michael Butler, Non-Executive Chairman, and Juliet Rosenfeld, Non-Executive Director, had advanced £100,000 and £150,000 respectively to the company to enable it to meet its immediate working capital needs in an advance of their participation in the company’s fundraising.TPO is co-chaired by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and has been headed by Acting CEO Sam Tillotson since October. It promises to pass on 10% of each customer’s bill, for those who choose this option, to causes chosen by the customer, and also pledges to give 25% of the company’s profits to the TPO Foundation to be distributed to good causes. The People’s Operator to raise funds for new marketing strategy & to pay off debt
MORE NEWS: The unusual feature taking centre stage in Gold Coast mansion Buyers at a Professionals John Henderson Real Estate.He said auctioneers or agents guilty of breaking this law are liable for fine of up to $72,000.Agents and auctioneers were also restricted on how much they can help a vendor when they are setting the reserve price.“In these cases, the property professionals can only supply comparative market analysis,” he said.“In other words, they can only provide details of recent similar sales and they should also provide a written explanation of how the property’s market value was calculated. “And they can only provide the comparative data if the seller asks for it in writing.” “And auctioneers need to act in line with their clients’ instructions, unless it is illegal. “For example, even if a vendor asks an auctioneer to reveal the reserve price, they cannot do so except under certain conditions.“The only time they can reveal the reserve price is if they are talking to somebody representing the seller (lawyer or partner) or to an electronic listing provider (realestate.com.au) to establish search criteria for listing.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago REIQ Gold Coast chairman Andrew Henderson says many people were confused by what auctioneers and agents can do at auctions. Photo: Jerad WilliamsHundreds of properties are set to go under the hammer on the Gold Coast over the next few weeks as agencies take advantage of the summer holiday selling season.And it pays to be prepared.REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson said many property hunters were confused by what auctioneers and agents can do at auctions.One aspect of the law, he said, that particularly confused buyers and sellers was the reserve price. In Queensland, auctioneers and agents cannot let potential buyers know the reserve price. Potential buyers at a Ray White auction event in Queensland. Photo: Richard Gosling“Queensland’s auction laws are different to those in other Australian states,” he said.“In Queensland, auctioneers and agents cannot let potential buyers know the reserve price.“They can’t even provide a guide price. MORE NEWS: Coast’s most popular house sells
Share 29 Views no discussions Dr. Vaughn Lewis. Image via: madisonwhoswho.comDr Vaughan Lewis, Professor Emeritus, Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus, will share his perspectives on “CARICOM and the Caribbean in a Changing International Order” when he presents the 16th Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium at the ECCB Headquarters on 2 November.During the period 1964 – 1982, Professor Lewis served at various tertiary academic institutions in the United Kingdom and at the University of the West Indies. He was appointed the founding Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in July 1982 and worked at that organisation until 1995.Dr Lewis, a native of Saint Lucia, was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly of the Parliament of Saint Lucia in April 1996, and served as the Prime Minister until May 1997. He has also published widely on regional integration, the behaviour of small states in the international political economy, relations between the major powers and developing states and relations between the Caribbean and Latin America.-more-Since 1996, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has been hosting the Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture series in honour of the memory of Sir Arthur Lewis, Nobel Laureate in Economics, who made a significant contribution to Caribbean regional integration.Following the lecture, the ECCB will present the 3rd Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Book Award to the Dominica State College. The award, which is valued at $2,700, is presented annually in alphabetical order to a selected college in each member country of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.Press Release Tweet Share Share NewsRegional ECCB Hosts 16th Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture by: – October 27, 2011 Sharing is caring!
Greendale, IN—Traffic will switch from left-hand lanes to right-hand lanes on the I-275 bridges over Action Lane (north of Greendale) on or after Thursday, July 18, weather permitting for the continuation of a bridge deck overlay project. A 55 mph speed limit and 12-foot width restriction will remain in place, with one lane open in each direction. The project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2019
Coach Sellas Tetteh has made no changes to his Black Satellites side as they take on Zambia in the second Group B match of the ongoing African Youth Championship in Senegal.The national U-20 team defeated their South African counter parts in their opening game and Coach Tetteh has named the same starting lineup for Thursday’s match.Defender Kofi Yeboah who was suspended for the match against South Africa due to card yellow card accumulation during the qualifiers, is available for today’s match.A win for the Black Satellites today will see Ghana qualify to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be held in New Zealand.The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm.Below is the Black Satellites starting lineup for the match against Zambia: Ghana XI: Muntawakilu SieduJoseph AdjeiJoseph AidooJoseph Owusu BempahPatrick AsmahClifford AboagyeMichael OtooProsper KassimAsiedu AttobrahYaw YeboahBenjamin Tetteh.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, began posting responses from the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. AFBF asked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump the same questions. Both candidates explained their positions on biotechnology, trade, immigration reform, regulatory reform, food safety and more.“The fact that the candidates took the time in the middle of this very competitive election season to go into such detail in their responses says a lot about the importance of these issues and the farmers and ranchers who care about them,” said Zippy Duvall, AFBF president. “Each of these issues touches our members at the farm and ranch level. Being able to provide information about the candidates’ platforms on issues that are important to agriculture is something we do every presidential election cycle.”The candidates’ responses have been posted on:The farm bill, biotechnology, food safety – http://fbnews.fb.org/Templates/Article.aspx?id=40444The Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act –http://fbnews.fb.org/Templates/Article.aspx?id=40438Regulatory Reform – http://fbnews.fb.org/Templates/Article.aspx?id=40434 Additional responses will be posted at http://fbnews.fb.org/ in the following order:Sept. 27 – ImmigrationSept. 28 – International Trade and TPPSept. 29 – EnergySept. 30 – Full List of IssuesWhile AFBF cannot endorse or support a political candidate, the organization is providing the candidates’ positions to inform Farm Bureau members and others. FBNews signup is free at http://bit.ly/fbnewssubscribe.
Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melanson Tags:#web#YouTube A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The controversial Proposition 8, same-sex marriage ban is back in California courts and this time around the trial proceedings are expected to be broadcast on YouTube.The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a California judge ruled earlier today to broadcast the trial thanks to a pilot program approved last month. The program permits the “telecasting of selected nonjury civil trials” and could be a bold move for the government to further open up proceedings to the eyes of its citizens.The trial will not be broadcast live, however. Instead, it will be recorded and broadcast on delay, giving the judge the ability to have witnesses’ faces blocked out or voices muted. Prop 8 supporters, the side that opposes gay marriage, are pushing to stop the trial’s broadcasting altogether, saying that it might discourage witnesses from testifying. Ironically, the pro-8 camp made frequent use of YouTube in the run-up to the election. Both sides of the debate posted a number of much-watched videos on the site supporting and opposing Prop 8. Media organizations, including Chronicle-owner Hearst Corp., are pushing for a real-time broadcast of the proceedings. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to sign off on the decision to broadcast the trial. In 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that gay and lesbian couples could marry. Voters passed Prop 8 later that same year. It overturned the court’s decision and amended the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage.The trial begins on Monday, Jan. 11, and will be available for viewing on YouTube sometime later that day or early the next.Here’s hoping the Internet can shine a light in another dark corner of democracy.
RELATED ARTICLESInstalling Fiberglass RightHow to Install Cellulose InsulationHow to Install Rigid Foam SheathingHow to Design a WallHow to Build an Insulated Cathedral CeilingHow to Install Rigid Foam On Top of Roof SheathingInsulating Low-Slope Residential Roofs Editor’s note: GBA Prime subscribers can read comments posted on the behind-the-paywall version of this blog here: Plan Ahead For Insulation. All GBA readers, including non-subscribers, are welcome to post comments below.Martin Holladay’s previous blog: “All About Indoor Air Quality.”Click here to follow Martin Holladay on Twitter. GBA Prime subscribers have access to many articles that aren’t accessible to non-subscribers, including Martin Holladay’s weekly blog series, “Musings of an Energy Nerd.” To whet the appetite of non-subscribers, we occasionally offer non-subscribers access to a “GBA Prime Sneak Peek” article like this one.For decades, designers and builders of wood-framed homes didn’t spend much time thinking about insulation. The usual approach — still followed in much of the U.S. — was to fill the stud bays with fiberglass batts, and, once the ceiling drywall was installed, to unroll some fiberglass insulation in the attic.Because of this decades-long legacy, it’s not unusual for a designer, builder, or homeowner to post the following question on Green Building Advisor: “We just finished framing, installing windows, and roofing. Now we have a few questions about the best way to insulate.”My usual reaction is, “Really? You’re asking now?”These decisions need to be made earlyIn many cases, these insulation questions are posted a few weeks too late. Why?Once the windows have been installed, it’s usually too late to install any rigid foam on the exterior side of the wall sheathing.Once the roof trusses have been installed, it’s too late to order raised-heel trusses (which are needed to make sure there’s room at the perimeter of the attic to install enough insulation between the top plates of the exterior walls and the roof sheathing).Assuming the house has some cathedral ceilings — and these days, many designs do — it’s too late to install any rigid foam on the exterior side of the roof sheathing once the roofing has been installed. Why would builders leave these decisions to the last minute? Well, some builders think, “We’ll either fill the stud bays with fiberglass batts — or, if the homeowner wants to pay for an upgrade, we’ll just use spray foam.” The trouble with that approach is that a wall with insulation between the studs has a lot of thermal bridging through the framing. If you care about this thermal bridging, you really need to include exterior rigid foam insulation or exterior mineral wool insulation — or frame a double-stud wall.So this important decision — about how to address thermal bridging — has to be made at the design stage, before the walls are framed.You have to plan ahead for roof insulation, tooIn most climates, cathedral ceilings are also best insulated with exterior rigid foam. But the decision to install rigid foam has to be made before the roofing is installed.True, it’s possible to thoroughly insulate a cathedral ceiling without installing any exterior rigid foam. But if you install enough insulation to meet minimum code requirements, you may have to lower the ceiling — and a lot of homeowners don’t want to do that.GBA regularly receives questions from readers with poorly performing cathedral ceilings. Problems include high energy bills, temperature stratification problems, and ice dams. In almost all cases, the best solution includes the installation of exterior rigid foam. On an existing house — especially one with skylights — this is very expensive work. On a new house, the work is much simpler and cheaper — but you have to plan ahead for this work.And why would anyone who is planning a vented unconditioned attic forget to order raised-heel trusses? I don’t know. But it happens all the time.Other examples of not planning aheadPlenty of projects have gone off the rails due to the failure to plan ahead. Delays in figuring out where the insulation will go is just one example. Another example: failing to make the mechanical room big enough.Mechanical equipment for a typical house may include some or all of the following:A furnace, air handler, or boiler.A water heater.A water pump and a pressure tank.A water softener.An HRV or ERV, along with associated ductwork.Some of these appliances have access panels, so the designer of a mechanical room has to provide enough room for service personnel to get to those panels. The manufacturers of these appliances all specify how much access is needed for proper servicing of the equipment. Failure to follow manufacturers’ installation instructions is a code violation.Finally, the designer of a mechanical room has to consider where all the ducts are going, and has to leave plenty of room to install these ducts.How often do residential designers do a good job of designing a mechanical room? In my experience, less than half the time.What happens when these issues are left to the last minute? The builder posts a question on GBA: “We’ve decided to install an HRV, but we’re not sure where to put it. Can we install an HRV in the garage or the attic?”Where do the ducts go?Sometimes a designer or owner-builder does a good job of designing the mechanical room. There’s plenty of room for the furnace, the HRV, the water heater, and all the rest of the equipment. But no one has thought about how to run the ducts, and everyone now realizes that there is a major beam in the way.Or maybe the designer thought about the supply air system, but forgot about the need to install return air ducts.Suddenly, everyone on the team is discussing trade-offs: What’s worse, a duct soffit or an imperfect duct system?Hire an architectIf you are an owner-builder, you will probably make some mistakes — even if you’ve read this article. (They’ll just be different mistakes from the ones mentioned here.)If you hire an architect or a residential designer, ideally one with gray hair, you won’t regret the decision.That said, even if you hire a gray-haired architect, you may still encounter problems. The worse-case scenario is as follows: the chosen architect has spent decades working in a region of the U.S. where builders and homeowners rarely pay much attention to energy efficiency or green building. Once the house is designed and construction has started, the homeowners discover Green Building Advisor. Now they’re running to the architect every week with new requests — for example, “We’ve decided that we need an HRV.”Sometimes, changes can be made. Other times, it’s too late. All the homeowners can do then is post a new comment on GBA: “I wish I had discovered your web site three months ago.”
Story Highlights Approximately 150,000 square feet of space will be reserved for business process outsourcing (BPO), which will provide opportunities for investment and employment. “The Prime Minister, in what can only be considered as a game-changing vision, has set his sights on the renewal and development of rural towns to reflect social order, security, investment and job creation,” he said, while addressing the 2018 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on June 14. Chairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), Lyttleton Shirley, says the country’s rural and coastal towns are being targeted as Government moves to boost economic and social opportunities for citizens. Chairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), Lyttleton Shirley, says the country’s rural and coastal towns are being targeted as Government moves to boost economic and social opportunities for citizens.He said that Port Antonio, Falmouth, Port Maria, Lucea, Savanna-la-Mar and Morant Bay are some of the towns that have been earmarked for development.“The Prime Minister, in what can only be considered as a game-changing vision, has set his sights on the renewal and development of rural towns to reflect social order, security, investment and job creation,” he said, while addressing the 2018 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on June 14.He noted that Morant Bay has been selected as the pilot “for this renaissance”, through the proposed $4-billion Morant Bay Urban Centre.The new urban centre will be established just outside the existing town on the 25-acre property where the old Goodyear factory is located.It will be developed as an integrated business complex providing financial, medical and educational services, and commercial and industrial spaces for small and medium-sized entities.Included will be key public-sector services such as the parish courthouse, the tax office, the municipal corporation and the Registrar General’s Department (RGD).“There will also be a heritage park and a museum to highlight the rich history of St. Thomas,” Mr. Shirley said.Approximately 150,000 square feet of space will be reserved for business process outsourcing (BPO), which will provide opportunities for investment and employment.“The Morant Bay Urban Centre and the new (southern coastal) highway project will definitely provide the catalyst for new investment in St. Thomas, which, further, can include the development of Bowden Wharf, Cow Bay, general housing developments and, most importantly, the establishment of a vibrant tourist destination, utilising some of Jamaica’s most beautiful beachfront,” Mr. Shirley said.