Poptel develop online donation tools

The new services will be designed for “charities of all sizes that want to receive online donations from the public,” say Poptel, “and currently have a merchant ID.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital 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. Poptel develop online donation tools Howard Lake | 31 October 2000 | News Co-operative Internet Service Provider Poptel has announced that it is developing a “new range of online fundraising tools” for charities.Poptel is working with The Co-operative Bank, Amnesty International UK, Christian Aid and NCH Action for Children to create these tools which will include a “secure payment hub.”The ISP is keen to offer charities the opportunity to receive online donations from overseas as well as the UK. Advertisement read more

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Suspect in Mall of America balcony toss pleads guilty

first_imgBloomington, Minn. Police(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) —  The man who threw a 5-year-old boy over a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America, leaving the child alive but with serious injuries, has pleaded guilty.Emmanuel Aranda, 24, agreed to a plea deal that included a sentence of 19 years in prison, according to ABC affiliate KSTP.The boy, who has only been identified by his first name, Landen, was thrown off the balcony if the Minnesota mall on April 12.The boy is now out of critical condition.Aranda was charged with first-degree premeditated attempt to commit murder.According to a probable cause document, Aranda told investigators he was “looking for someone to kill, but it did not ‘work out.’”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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Continued pension fund interest in alternatives to boost asset manager revenues

first_imgThe growing interest from pension funds in alternative asset classes will provide a boost to established alternative asset manager revenues, according to a report by Moody’s Investor Services.It said the “structural shift” into alternative investments would benefit those managers well established in the industry, with proven track records.However, as other asset managers grow their capabilities, they can also benefit from the growth in alternatives assets being managed, it said.The report highlights data from the UBS Pension Fund Indicators Report, which shows that alternative allocations for UK corporate pension funds reached 10% by 2013. While alternative allocations began in 1995, no real growth was seen until 2007-08, as equity markets plummeted.Soo Shin-Kobberstad, senior analyst at Moody’s, said: “Pension funds are increasingly seeking investments that offer protection against inflation and avoid undue price volatility. They are increasingly turning to alternative investments that generally offer higher returns driven by greater illiquidity and idiosyncratic risks.”Despite a downward pressure on fee margins for traditional assets, those for alternatives funds are significantly higher, the report said.Research done in 2011 by the Investment Company Institute calculated the expense ratio for equity mutual funds and bond funds at 0.79% and 0.62%, respectively.However, in Preqin’s 2013 survey on alternatives, it found management fees as high as 2%, with additional performance fees ranging up to 20%, if the manager achieved a certain return level.Even though traditional managers would like to enter the market, the research said it would be difficult for them, as the necessary expertise and resources are in short supply.However, Shin-Kobberstad argued that higher fee margins could change this.“Marginal revenue will likely exceed marginal cost for well-established traditional asset managers, lifting their overall net operating margin,” he said.“However, downward pressures on fees will increase as competition in the alternative asset management sector escalates and institutional investors further gain their bargaining power.”last_img read more

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WBB : SU guards struggle to score, complement post players in spite of victory

first_img Published on February 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img For Quentin Hillsman, it didn’t matter that his perimeter players had struggled offensively once again.As he listened to a question about whether or not he would like to see more production from his guards, the Syracuse head coach responded quickly.‘No, I like that,’ he said, pointing to the box score on the podium in front of him. ‘I like winning.’Even though the Orange got the 70-49 victory over lowly Villanova on Saturday with a dominant performance by its frontcourt, the scoring struggles that plagued the team in its recent three-game losing streak returned in the second half.SU hit just two field goals through the first 15 minutes of the second half, and its guards couldn’t find their stroke from deep throughout the game. Fortunately for Syracuse, its post players repeatedly got to the line in the second half to provide the team’s scoring and kept the game out of reach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s a team thing,’ sophomore guard Elashier Hall said. ‘Overall, we have to have inside and outside play. But loading the ball inside is working for us, so we’re going to keep going with it.’The Orange’s first field goal after the break came on a quick inbounds pass to sophomore center Kayla Alexander nearly five minutes into the action. The next field goal didn’t come until Alexander scored again in the post with 9:35 left in the game.‘We just slowed the game down,’ Hillsman said. ‘We knew that unless we turned the ball over, we couldn’t lose the basketball game. There weren’t enough possessions in the game if we didn’t turn it over and we got shots.’But the slower pace doesn’t explain a 29 percent shooting performance in the second half. And that number was even inflated by four late SU jumpers with the game already in hand.Those four shots — three by guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas and one by point guard Tasha Harris — were the only eight points scored by any of Syracuse’s perimeter players in the second half. Senior Erica Morrow sat out the last 25 minutes of the game after aggravating a thumb injury, and Hall missed all three of her shots after the break.Those four players’ scoring issues have not been limited to Saturday’s game. In the Orange’s three-game losing skid entering the matchup with Villanova, Tyson-Thomas was the only one of those four to reach double digits in any of those games with 16 points Tuesday against DePaul. Against Notre Dame and Rutgers, the quartet shot 19 percent from the field, making just 9-of-47 attempts.‘I wouldn’t say we struggled (in recent games), but we’ve just been more hesitant on our shot selection,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We’ve just thought about it more, and so when it’s not there, we won’t force it.’Against the Wildcats on Saturday, the perimeter play was overshadowed by the Orange’s dominance inside against a physically overmatched team. But when the action got bogged down in the second half as SU slowed the pace, free throws were the only way Syracuse could manage any scoring for most of the period.For Hillsman, a win is a win, and he will take it however he can get it. The game plan against Villanova was to get the ball inside, and the Orange executed. Alexander finished with 22 points, and forward Iasia Hemingway tallied 15. Syracuse got to the free-throw line 30 times compared to none for the Wildcats.Still, the lack of perimeter success may not be a good sign for a Syracuse team that needs every win it can get on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament. It was a major factor in the recent losses and could lead to more if it isn’t fixed. Tyson-Thomas, for one, thinks it will.‘I think it’ll come,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘It’ll come, it definitely will. But we had the advantage down low, and we took advantage of it. That’s what we’re supposed to do.’[email protected]last_img read more

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