AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Canadian provincial lottery operator the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has announced Chris Keevill as its new chief executive officer, effective 1 May. Keevill, currently chief executive of creative agency Colour, will replace Brent Scrimshaw, who has led the lottery – which serves the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador – since 2011. Scrimshaw announced that he was to step down from the role in September last year, having spearheaded significant investment in technology during his tenure. He will remain in place until 1 May in order to ensure a smooth transition to the new leadership.Keevill, his replacement, said it was “an honour” to take charge of ALC’s “outstanding team”. He would work to further the business’s goals of growing its player base, improving player experience and modernising its operations. “These key strategic business areas are clearly underlined by a firm commitment to social responsibility,” he said.Read the full story on iGB North America. 13th February 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Canada New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter ALC hires Chris Keevill as new chief executive Email Address Topics: Lottery People Lottery Canadian provincial lottery operator the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has announced Chris Keevill as its new chief executive officer, effective 1 May.
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Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) 2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Please enter your comment! Photo by Stephen Pedersen Written while driving through the medicine mound area of Texas on Hwy. 287Fiction | Inspiration | A Modern Day AllegoryBy Charles TowneI speed across a land of memories… of hopes… of dreams. In hours, I travel distances that would have taken days of hard riding to cover in a Conestoga wagon 150 years ago. I pull off to the side of the road, stop, climb out of my truck and stand there, gazing into the distance. All is still.Suddenly, a breeze kisses my cheek and I hear a sound; no, I feel the sound. I turn and stare in wonder. It can’t be. I not only hear them, but I see them, smell them, taste the dust stirred up by their multitude. The ground trembles beneath their hooves while the very air pulsates with the power and magnificence of their passing. The herd is vast! There must be thousands of them, no, tens of thousands.I have never fancied time travel, but here I am, in another time, another dimension.As far as I can see the herd of buffalo blackens the landscape to the horizon and beyond. Then, quite suddenly, I see something else. Seemingly out of the ground, out of what must be a dry creek bed – an arroyo – rides a group of men on horseback; five, six, seven Indians. They pull up and sit their restless mounts as they also watch the herd of buffalo thundering past. The great horned beasts ignore the red men for this is natural, as it should be, the way it has always been.One of the Indians turns and gazes in my direction. He shakes his head, and then, shielding his eyes against the sun’s glare with one hand, he stares long and hard. He obviously speaks to his companions, for now they also turn and search the landscape. He points at me, and his companions scan the land where I stand in an effort to see that which their companion thinks he sees. But then, I need not be concerned, for they cannot possibly see me; I am in another time, another dimension. They turn back to study the herd, and then in single file, one by one they drop out of sight into that same dry wash from whence they had come.One Indian remains, he who first looked in my direction. Controlling his horse with knee pressure he turns and stares, his curiosity obvious. Surely he cannot see me. He starts to follow his companions, but then quite suddenly, he turns toward me again, heeling his horse into a gallop. When he is within a stone’s throw, he pulls up and stares boldly. In his right hand he carries a war lance, and to judge from the way he holds the lance, he knows how to use it. He stares at me, and then at the herd of buffalo that still thunders past in the distance. Shifting the lance to his left hand, he raises his right, palm toward me in a gesture of friendship. A smile crosses his face as he studies me. He looks toward the buffalo again, and I notice that the herd is beginning to thin. He points at the herd and then at me. I am not sure what he means. Then, raising the lance, he stabs it into the ground, and, turning, rides away. Just before vanishing into the wash that his friends have ridden into, he turns once more and waves, a friendly gesture, across time. I wave back. And then he is gone, and the thundering herd of buffalo disappears into the distance, and all is still.Have I been dreaming?But wait, there, standing upright where he left it, is the war lance! Could it be?! The lance is obviously decorated with feathers, for they move and flutter in the faint breeze as I walk forward. The buffalo are gone, as is my Indian friend, but the lance, the war lance is still there!As I approach the lance, the spell is suddenly broken, for there standing where it was and driven into the earth, is a surveyor’s stake, those feathers fluttering in the wind…nothing but orange surveyor’s ribbon.Lord, please help us to be what you want us to be. Help us to be respectful of others, to honor our neighbor as we wish to be honored, to love as we want to be loved, and to offer the hand of friendship to them that offer it to us in sincerity. Help us to love as you love. Thank you O Holy one. In Jesus’ wonderful name we ask it, Amen Leo, mi amigo, mi compadre, what wonders does God have waiting for us!!! I am glad that you enjoyed the story my friend!!! Bless you, Carlitos. Bless you always! Reply Reply charles towne May 23, 2021 at 8:09 am Very thought provoking piece my friend. Impossible to comment better than Mignon did – her comment was perfect. Dear NH, so right! my dear friend. God bless you, Chaz CSG, MY Friend, I guess this is where that old saying comes into play, “too soon we get dumb and too late we get smart!” With nature, like everything else, we tend to neglect what is important. Everything important, nature, our families, our health, God, especially God, we tend to shove aside, until… yes, until… Bless you. Chaz Sad but true. This is what is happening to our beloved Florida. At least it is a “green ” state and environmentalists have been able to protect a corridor for wildlife. So many other states have not caught on to this yet. charles towne 13 COMMENTS May 25, 2021 at 5:39 pm Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Reply You write of a past that is misunderstood and unknown to many, the life of the Native Indian and the beauty of the plentiful wildlife during their reign. The earth has been robbed of resources and its people of all nations, kindreds, and tongues are greatly enslaved by modernism, capitalism, you name it. Greed, lust for power, and racial strife always lead to waste and destruction. The heart of God looks at us and cries, they do not understand MY character. The Spirit of God looks at us, reaches out HIS hand to bring peace, knowledge, and understanding in righteousness. HE wants all to experience the saving power of LOVE and choose LOVE. To choose LOVE is to choose life. Mignon and Jim May 23, 2021 at 8:34 pm charles towne Beautiful story Charles !!! That’s remind me my days at my Uncle’s farm. One of my Great Grandpa’s farm. Riding horse, hiking, join the rivers, hunting, etc. Wildlife in my off days … Cows, Bulls, Pigs, Jabari …We miss this sound in our cheeks, the silent of the nature … I really miss this wild sound. I’ll find out … GOD Bless You Charles !!! charles towne May 25, 2021 at 8:28 am May 24, 2021 at 11:20 am Reply Richard Reply Reply May 24, 2021 at 4:19 pm May 25, 2021 at 2:46 pm Another great story, back to the days when folks lived in harmony with nature instead of competition with it! Makes me a bit sad when I look around today, and ashamed! Reply Richard my friend, with nature and not against it. Flowing with the stream, not fighting it. Let us cooperate with the creator and not try to defeat His great plan. Bless you, Chaz The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAcceptanceAllegoryCharles TowneCreative WritingFictionFriendshipInspirationLoveNeighborsTime Travel Previous articleCamp Wewa, Rock Springs Ridge deals still pendingNext articleSustainable Tourism: Here’s What the Hotels Are Doing to Go Green Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR May 23, 2021 at 9:46 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Reply NH Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 charles towne May 25, 2021 at 7:06 am Reply What an amazing story, a very thought provoking story!It’s rather ironic that people who were considered to be uncivilized, even savage, would live with such wisdom and respect for God’s creation all around them. They were literally in unity with their surroundings, knowing that all must stay balanced. It is sad that things are so far out of kilter and we are seeing the repercussion from it. I pray that what remains will be cherished and cared for so many more generations can enjoy also. Forgive us God, for not being better stewards of your beautiful world and all of nature. Thank you Chuck, for a fantastic story!God bless you! Reply CSG Leo Herbert L. Weissman Mike McFadden June 4, 2021 at 1:42 pm Mignon Waller Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mike, I think so too!. Mignon and Jimmy are pretty darned clever and very discerning. I appreciate you guys holding my feet to the fire! I am pleased that you liked the article, Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. charles Unbelievable. I beleve this tale was printed before. I first read it when I first met you years ago. It is one of your best and I printed it for the rest of the family to read. You are some author. Thnak you for being my friend. Mignon and Jim, our lack of understanding of the true and pure character of our God is the root of the world’s ills. Please Father, let the healing that you desire for the earth begin with me! Bless you both, Chaz May 23, 2021 at 6:34 pm Reply Please enter your name here May 23, 2021 at 9:33 am May 23, 2021 at 7:58 am
Photographs “COPY” Architects: MM++ architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923722/timber-house-mm-plus-plus-architects Clipboard Timber House / MM++ architects Timber House / MM++ architectsSave this projectSaveTimber House / MM++ architects Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 33Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Ciudad Ho Chi Minh (Saigón), Vietnam Manufacturers: Bosch, Daikin, DuravitSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Located in Nha Trang, a sea side city of Vietnam’s south east coast, this residence is 1 of 3 vacation villas (the stone house, the timber house and the glass house) with a very privileged location. Carved into the hill, the site of 420 sqm enjoys a unique ocean view, overlooking the bay and mountains in the background. However, the high construction density of the street will affect in the future the sea views if not anticipated. The main design goal was to find solutions at early stage of the conception to optimize this viewing experience and manage the high constructions density of this residential area in the future, accordingly to the local urban regulation.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiOn a vacation rental perspective, the target was to maximize hosting capacity and entertainment experiences. The property is accessible from the front street with an exterior staircase leading to the higher deck level.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe house is sit on a large “podium” in order to get enough height to manage sea views over the street and the residences on the front. The pool is an additional extruded volume, higher than the deck level with 3 overflow sides. It creates a direct visual connection with the seascape and reduces the visual impact of nearer environment. The house is composed with 2 mains elements: A first very high ceiling volume, glazed in the front, stone cladding in the back, widely open to the deck, looking toward the ocean and hills, and a timber box, suspended, with large louvers openable.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiConsidering the site characteristics with the cliff in the back and the lower street level the program is spread vertically, along a multiple levels section. On street level, the garage and a large home cinema in the back of the pool with an underwater window taking natural sun light trough the pool, technical and spa spaces in the back. On an intermediate level, facing the cliff, a bedroom suite with a private garden and outdoor bathroom. Deck level hosts the main space where dining island, kitchen and living room are merged in 1 unique space in seamless connection with outdoor spaces. The high ceiling level has allowed including a mezzanine floor, turned into a bedroom suite with panoramic view over the kitchen. The timber box hosts the first floor with 2 bedroom suites.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe local sourced stone blocks connect the construction into the rocky environment and the teak timber cladding enhances the “suspension” effect by allowing to wrap the full first floor block. This material palette gives an effective reading of the volumes.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessAngdong Hospital Project / Rural Urban FrameworkSelected ProjectsEspace Pompidou Gymnasium / enia architectesSelected Projects Share Projects Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: “COPY” Vietnam Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923722/timber-house-mm-plus-plus-architects Clipboard Houses 2018 CopyAbout this officeMM++ architectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCiudad Ho Chi Minh (Saigón)VietnamPublished on August 28, 2019Cite: “Timber House / MM++ architects” 28 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Children’s charity sets up as ISP Advertisement The Andy Cole Children’s Foundation has set itself up as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to raise funds while its supporters go online.Working with ISP V21.co.uk the Foundation will earn income for each person that signs up and accesses the Internet using its service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 July 2002 | News 12 total views, 1 views today 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.
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. 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 April 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The MS Society is to join Occam’s Reciprocate programme, the reciprocal data solution for the charity sector. The Society is aiming to enhance its ongoing acquisition campaign strategy and maximise the results of its direct mail campaigns.Reciprocate allows charities to identify other charities with which it can undertake the most complementary reciprocal mailings.Occam say that Reciprocate is “the largest single source of charity data in the UK”, with over 5 million swappable records. It is used by over 90 charities. Organisations which have joined the programme this year include the Soil Association, National Autistic Society, Smile Train, FourPaws, Animals Asia, and Medical Mission International.Gillian Brown, Head of Marketing at the MS Society, explained that the charity’s income is almost entirely reliant on voluntary donations. “In the past”, she said, “we’ve relied heavily on standard cold list recruitment to generate support. However, by working with Occam and Reciprocate we hope to enhance our ongoing acquisition campaign strategy and increase both response rates and donation levels.”www.occam-dm.com MS Society joins Occam’s Reciprocate programme Tagged with: Individual giving Technology
The Institute of Fundraising is now accepting nominations for the 2010 National Awards, which are designed to recognise exceptional fundraising.There are 17 award categories, including a new category for 2010, ‘Best Use of Events’. Nominations are free, and can recognise individuals and organisations. They must be received by 1 March 2010.The shorlisted entrants will be announced in April 2010 and the winners will be announced at the National Awards Ceremony held at the Hilton London Metropole on Monday 5th July 2010. Advertisement Nominations open for Institute of Fundraising National Awards 2010 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 November 2009 | News Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising UK Fundraising is once again sponsoring The Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year award. Its editor Howard Lake will also again be a member of the judging panel.www.nationalawards.org.uk 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.
Saffron Building Society invites members to choose its Charities of the Year Howard Lake | 12 April 2010 | News 25 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate 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. Saffron Building Society is inviting its members and members of the public to vote to decide which local charities will be selected as its charities of the year. Voting runs throughout April and takes place in the company’s branch network.Saffron’s staff have already nominated a number of charities in their local area. The winners will benefit from a year of support including fundraising, volunteering and advocacy. Runners up will benefit from a small donation from the Society.Voting involves visiting your local branch, collecting a voting token from the counter, and then placing it in the box of your preferred charity.www.saffronbs.co.uk/members/community/charities.php
This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the“What Road To Socialism?” webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16.Disability is a condition that strikes all classes. Ruling-class families start charities, like the Kennedys, who started the Special Olympics. That’s nice, but it didn’t bring universal health care, shelter or good food — faults in the system which the pandemic has so blatantly exposed.Others who have had access to television platforms conduct lengthy telethons, like Jerry Lewis, who engendered pity by bringing disabled children before the cameras. According to a famous T-shirt slogan, “Piss on Pity!” We don’t want pity. We want respect!Those of us in the working-class fight aim to assert our dignity and make things right. We do this on many fronts. Capitalism provides us with endless opportunities. Militant disability rights activists, including WWP members, joined other activists to form the People’s MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) to fight for accessible subways and more. New York City subways have elevators in only 20 percent of the stations. Subways are important for more than getting around. They bring us to work. A NYC comptroller’s study found the employment rate was significantly higher among people with disabilities who lived near a subway line than for those who did not.Disabled activists from WWP formed the Fair Wages Task Force, along with the New York state chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. We wanted to reform the Fair Wages and Standards Act of 1938, which allows employers to pay subminimum wages to workers with disabilities, often pennies on the dollar.Our effort fell short. If we persisted and got the minimum wage, participants would lose benefits that Medicaid provides, like aides. That’s how the government enforces the impoverishment of people with disabilities.Another major fight at the heart of the current disability rights movement is for “independent living.” That means living in our homes in the community rather than in nursing homes or other institutions. Also, nursing homes have become breeding grounds for the COVID-19 virus.The current pandemic poses yet another problem for people who use ventilators to breathe. Those who use them, like disability activist Alice Wong, feared her life-saving ventilator would be taken away for use by formerly able-bodied people, hospitalized with COVID-19. A New York law allows the state, in the event of a hospitalization, to confiscate ventilators kept at home. In a medical crisis, the state should purchase and provide ventilators for all who need them.The fight for socialism will tear down the rickety, mean structures of capitalism. Building socialism will allow us to build things the rIght way.Pinotti Kaessinger (she/her) joined WWP in the early 1970s. As a union activist, she gravitated toward the party-initiated Center for United Labor Action, acting as a “shop steward” for people applying for unemployment benefits. Today she is active with the Disability Rights Caucus of WWP and the People’s MTA. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this