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We have touched Rs 65 crore on the back of the solid performance and resurgence of the team,” Delhi Capitals Interim CEO Vinod Bisht told E4M. In IPL 2021, the Delhi-based franchise has on-boarded 25 partners, 9 more than the previous year. The team’s diverse profile of brands includes homegrown corporates such as JSW, GMR and Jio, along with international firms, including LG, Optimum Nutrition, Colgate, and Nissin. The team has also attracted many youth-centric brands such as Acko, PhonePe, MX Taka Tak, and Wrogn Active. Some of the team’s partners are new entrants who have chosen Delhi Capitals as their launchpad into the IPL sponsorship world, including Cornitos, Evolut and OctaFX.IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals score big on commercial pitch, touches 65 crore in sponsorshipsElaborating on the successful sponsorship run, Bisht noted that one of the major reasons behind the team’s recent commercial success is its adaptation to the shift in global sports sponsorships where traditional sponsor entitlements like tickets, match-day experiences, and in-stadia branding rapidly lost value.“In response, Delhi Capitals quickly pivoted focus to maximising the potential of their digital content and social media, to add value to their partners. The upward trajectory of the team’s digital strategy is evident by the record 450 million views garnered on its video content in 2020. Last year, the franchise also witnessed a follower growth of 32% on Facebook and Instagram, the highest among all teams,” Bisht said.IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals: He further stated that innovative collaborations with international digital consultants like Horizm, which use AI for monetising and managing social media inventory, have helped the franchise secure more digital-savvy brands through content and cause-led marketing.Also Read: IPL 2021: Big setback for Rajasthan Royals, Ben Stokes ruled out… Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore TAGSDC sponsorshipsDelhi CapitalsDelhi Capitals sponsorsIPL 2021IPL 2021 sponsorships SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – April 13, 2021 IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Cricket WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals score big on commercial pitch, touches 65 crore in sponsorships: Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals now a days is not impressing everyone with their on-field performance but are also scoring big on the commercial front. DC had earlier announced that they have generated 50% increase in the sponsorships and now it has been revealed by Delhi Capitan management that the JSW GMR Cricket-owned franchise has touched Rs 65 crore in sponsorship revenue in IPL 2021. DC which started IPL 2021 campaign on a winning note beating CSK in the 1st match has onboarded 25 partners, 10 more than the previous year.Also Read: IPL 2021: Big setback for Rajasthan Royals, Ben Stokes ruled out… Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket Football Formula 1 Cricket Latest Sports News CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News
Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.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) 2011 annual report.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.
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Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! As a general rule, the world of penny stocks is best avoided by all but the most risk-tolerant investors. That said, there’s always the potential for investors to dramatically improve their wealth if they pick well. Here are three minnows that continue to catch my eye (one of which I’ve already bought).XpediatorFirst up is freight management and warehouse service provider Xpediator (LSE: XPD). The company operates across the UK and Central and Eastern Europe.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As maybe expected, the pandemic hasn’t made life easy for the business. However, since dropping to 14p last March, shares have rallied almost 250%! A quick look at its most recent update on trading shows why. Back in January, the small-cap reported that profits in 2020 would likely be “significantly ahead of market expectations” following “higher than anticipated demand” for the company’s diversified services at the tail end of the year. Xpediator now looks set to report adjusted pre-tax profit of £7.2m in April. That’s up 40% on what it achieved in 2019. Naturally, the AIM-listed company won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Operating margins tend to be very low in this line of work. Others may be put off by the company’s steadily increasing level of debt.Even so, I think this momentum could continue in 2021. A forecast price-to-earnings (P/E) of 10 certainly doesn’t look too dear yet. LookersAnother penny stock that could prove a great buy in time is car retailer Lookers (LSE: LOOK). This is assuming consumer spending recovers strongly once lockdown restrictions are lifted.Following a decent recovery in H2, Lookers looks set to report underlying pre-tax profit of £10m for 2020. This compares favourably to the £4.2m achieved in 2019. It’s also better than the “small loss” penciled in by analysts. What’s more, LOOK’s management also expects to reveal a reduction in net debt from £59.5m in 2019 to £45m by the end of last year.At 52p a pop, shares in Lookers are already up 150% since last July. Notwithstanding this, they’re still far below the 157p they were trading at five years ago.As things stand, a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11 looks reasonable value to me. Then again, it’s worth noting that the arrival of the third wave of the coronavirus in the UK could mean analyst projections are quickly thrown out of the window.Arc MineralsA final penny stock — and one I own — is copper explorer Arc Minerals (LSE: ARCM). Thanks to the buzz around electric vehicles, mining stocks have garnered a lot more attention recently. ARCM’s share price is up almost 350% in the last 12 months! That said, I think the £66m-cap is still flying under most investors’ radars.Focused on copper deposits in the western part of the Zambian Copperbelt, Arc has stakes in two subsidiaries, Zamzort and Zaco. The reason it’s come to my attention in recent months is the possibility of a deal with mining giant Anglo American.Is this nailed on? Definitely not. Moreover, a recent placing by the company — and subsequent reduction in its share price — only serves to highlight how tricky investing in this sector can be, and why no one should invest more than they’re prepared to lose.So, Arc Minerals is undoubtedly a high-risk play. However, I expect fireworks later in the year if (and that’s a big ‘if’) all goes to plan.
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Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! September 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Healing begins with meInspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleUpdating breaking news: Makayla Fisher found, suspect in custodyNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear In the Book of Exodus, following the incident of the Golden Calf, Moses demands to see the Glory – the Image – of God. God’s Presence passes before Moses, revealing that God “looks like” 13 Attributes of relationship, including compassion, kindness, patience, slowness to anger, forgiveness… The lesson is clear: if you want to know what God looks like, then notice how constructively people treat each other.When I was a child, I pictured God as an old man with a long, white beard, sitting on a throne. A ledger was open in front of him into which he would inscribe who deserved rewards and who shall suffer with punishment. I rejected that theology when I was a young teen, figuring that it sounded too much like Santa Claus. Somehow, it just did not make sense that reward is always deserved and suffering is always warranted.Almost four decades ago, Rabbi Harold Kushner shared an incredibly eye-opening insight into the biblical text of Job in his volume, When Bed Things Happen to Good People. Rabbi Kushner was very intentional in using the word “when” instead of “why.” There is no answer to why bad things happen. Sometimes, it is because people make bad choices, other times it is because that is the way nature works.My theological mentor, Rabbi Harold Schulweis, would often remind people of the almost 2,000-year-old teaching in the Talmud (Avoda Zara 54b): “The world pursues its natural course.” Earthquakes in California, tornados in Alabama, a volcano eruption in Washington, ice storms in Kentucky, and hurricanes in Texas are part of nature; they are not manifestations of God’s punishing wrath. As devastating as nature might be, our attention is drawn to the Divine Attributes, the qualities of character that reflect the Godly Image in which all humanity is created.Where is God in Hurricane Harvey? God is not in the high winds or in the downpour that floods people’s lives, but in the strength of those who suffer to get through this experience with their families and with their own sanity intact. God is in people who respond to need: those who steer boats through the streets to carry the stranded to safety, those who open their churches and businesses to offer refuge for households who are now homeless, the Jewish summer camps that reopened a few hours away so that parents might have a place to leave their children during the clean-up process, the first responders who offer ongoing assistance, the medical teams, the emergency teams, the Israeli disaster relief team that came immediately and without invitation, and the organized gathering of funds and supplies in all 50 states.We pray that people remain safe. We pray that those who suffer have the strength to get through an unimaginable experience, and we offer prayers of appreciation and praise for the individuals who step forward to help and to heal, to uplift to the higher ground of hope.Alden Solovy, liturgist and educator extraordinaire, offers an incredibly appropriate prayer in the wake of Hurricane Harvey:God of earth and sea,Of ocean and shore,Source of All,This storm is relentless and unyielding,Bringing destruction and chaos.Who will suffer? Who will stay secure?God of mystery and awe,Grant us safety as the waters engulf our homes and our lives.Protect us. Shield us. Guard us.Grant peace to those in fear.Grant food and clothing,Warmth and shelter to those in need.Bless emergency and rescue workers with the tools and skills they needAs they risk their lives for the sake of our families, communities and friends.Grant healing to those who are sick or injured,And solace to the bereaved.Bless us with common sense throughout the squallAnd with kinship and cooperation when the storm passes.God of awe and wonder,Our Rock and our Refuge,See us through the torrent.Watch us through the days and nights,For comfort, security and well-being,So that we may serve YouAnd each other,In love.Where is God in the face of suffering? God is in the spiritual mirror into which we gaze “every night and every day, when we are at home or away.” Do we see the Godly Attributes in ourselves? Do we recognize the Godly Attributes in others?Serving God is not a matter of reciting prayers of praise that petition God for reward. Serving God is in the extension of heart and hands to help and to heal, to uplift and to restore hope that brightness will come, with the help of God and in the goodness of people. But a terrific wind was blowing, it was blowing so hard it even shattered the rocks! But God wasn’t in the wind ’cause, in spite of what some folks think, he doesn’t like to work that way, he just doesn’t like to use force. And then there was an earthquake that shook the earth, but God wasn’t in the earthquake either. And then, would you believe it, there was an all consuming fire, but as you have probably guessed, God wasn’t in the fire. And then wouldn’t you know, Elijah heard a soft wind blowing, it was a soothing breath of wind, not at all what one would expect from an all powerful God. And surprise, out of that gentle wind God spoke. Yeah, that is our God! It is sad that catastrophic events are referred to as “acts of God,”when in reality, that old deceiver, the devil, is at fault, for he has been given power for a time. But the good news is that his time is short. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply charles towne
Manchester Community Foundation’s grants Howard Lake | 7 September 2000 | News The Community Foundation for Greater Manchester has published details of its grantmaking activities, together with advice for donors, on its new Web site. 19 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Advertisement
Three small charities have been selected to receive a 12-month tailored programme of free development support, each of them worth £1,800. The charities have been chosen as Affiliates of the FSI, the charity that supports small charities, for 2014.The charities, which all have a turnover of under £1.5 million, are Help2Read, Spark Inside and Quest4Change.Over the next three months they will receive: Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 November 2013 | News Photo: Help and support by Sam72 on Shutterstock.com Three small charities win 12 months of free development support 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: small charities 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. A Life Stage Assessment – an FSI audit across all areas of a charity’s operations and governance, providing recommendations for actions to strengthen an organisation;Two days pro bono consultancy support in the area of fundraising strategy, governance/board development or impact measurement/reporting;Priority access to FSI eventsThe Affiliate Programme was set up to support small charities that have the potential to develop their services, programmes or organisation but lack the manpower or resources to make the change without help. It is designed to help them transform their work and impact, perhaps expand into new markets, or simply achieve a greater level of effectiveness.Pauline Broomhead, CEO and founder of the FSI said:“Small charities are the organisations at the front line delivering vital services. Yet many of them do not have the capacity or resources to develop their organisations or programmes despite the improved benefit this will bring to those they work with. The Affiliate Programme was therefore designed to offer the intense support a charity needs to make a substantial change within its operation without the price tag usually attached to such activity”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
June 9, 2021 Find out more June 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nine women, including five journalists, arrested in latest attempt to intimidate cyber-feminists Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News News June 11, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s continuing persecution of cyber-feminists – women who use online publications to defend their rights. Nine were arrested yesterday for organising a meeting in Tehran to commemorate a big demonstration they staged two years ago, on 12 June 2005. They were all released this morning.“The authorities have tried yet again to intimidate women who are just demanding their rights,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The way the government is hounding them, and keeping some of them under surveillance, is an indication of its fear of the scale of this movement.”Yesterday’s meeting – to mark the second anniversary of the biggest feminist demonstration ever held in the capital – was banned in advance and security forces were stationed outside the auditorium where it was due to take place. The nine women arrested included five online journalists: Jila Bani Yaghoub of the daily Sarmayeh and the Canon Zeman Irani (http://www.irwomen.com/) website, Jelveh Javaheri of the Change for Equality (http://www.we4change.info/) website, who was already arrested at the end of 2007, Aida Saadat of the daily Etemad and Change for Equality, Farideh Ghayb of Canon Zeman Irani and Sara Loghmani of Canon Zeman Irani and Change for Equality. Their lawyer, Nasrine Satoudeh, was also arrested.The police went to the home of Change for Equality editor Parvin Ardalan, who was given a two-year suspended prison sentence by a Tehran court on 2 May, but she was not there and they were unable to arrest her. The same morning, they also went to the home of Sussan Tahmassebi, who edits the English-language pages of Change for Equality.The 12 June 2005 demonstration on Tehran’s Hafte Tir Square was organised by these women using the Internet. They also launched a campaign for “A million signatures to obtain the reform of laws that discriminate against women.”At least 14 websites that defend women’s rights were blocked by the authorities last month. Some ISP representatives told Reporters Without Borders on condition of anonymity that they are now getting a list of sites to be banned every day. “This is not new, but the frequency of these lists indicate a significant reinforcement of online control,” one source said.Iran is one of the world’s most repressive countries towards bloggers and is on the Reporters Without Borders list of Internet Enemies. It was ranked 166th out of 169 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index.The 2008 annual report on press freedom in Iran News News Follow the news on Iran
Pinterest Board hears about possible ‘school of choice’ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – February 21, 2018 WhatsApp Odessa High School’s Skylar Herrera (25) shoots against Permian’s Reyna Rayos (10) during the first half Tuesday night at the Permian Fieldhouse. With a view toward stemming its dropout rate, Ector County Independent School District Superintendent Tom Crowe has been talking to Odessa College President Gregory Williams about starting a school of choice with the college.ECISD loses nearly half of its freshman class by senior year. Crowe said it would be for juniors and seniors who are in danger of dropping out. The school would enable the students to finish high school while earning a certification in welding, for example.He said Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Roy Garcia has researched schools of choice.Garcia said he has visited a school of choice in El Paso and one in Austin. He added that they have about 1,200 freshmen start the school year and with 600 to 650 graduating.Nothing is set in stone, but Crowe said he just wanted to tell the board at its meeting Tuesday that he was talking to Williams about a dropout prevention program.“I think it has some exciting possibilities,” Crowe said during Tuesday’s board meeting.Crowe said he is looking at a timeline of about 18 months. He added that it would have a traditional school setting and shop areas and it could operate at night, because some students may be working.The district would use existing programs at ECISD and OC.“The biggest thing right now is where would we put it?” Crowe said.Garcia said it would be open to all students and if they were in the program, it might motivate them to go on for further higher education.Board Secretary Donna Smith said she thought the idea was “awesome.”Facilities are something that would have to be worked on because neither the district nor the college has any to spare, Crowe said. He mentioned getting the city or county involved because the venture would help the whole community.IN OTHER BUSINESSThe board also approved the 2018-19 school calendar. School would start Aug. 20 and end May 23 for students. Students will get a week off at Thanksgiving in November, a two-week Christmas break and a week of spring break.Out of three options, this one received 50 percent of the vote, officials said.The board also approved an agreement between ECISD and the Boys and Girls Club of the Permian Basin for the construction, conveyance and leaseback of a club located at Downing Elementary School.The facility will be built by the Boys & Girls Club, donated to the school district, and leased back to the club for $1 a month for 30 years. The agreement would allow the district and the club to share facilities and provide after-school activities and sports programs to West Odessa through the Boys & Girls Club.Trustees also approved a request for proposals for E-RATE and wide area network services and modulating electronics and E-RATE eligible products and services.This is the first step in acquiring a new network infrastructure.When approved by trustees, the request for proposals will establish a cost for the projects. At that time ECISD will apply for E-RATE refunds which can be up to 80 percent of some costs.Category 1 is fiber optic services and the supporting electronics to connect campuses for internet and telecommunication services. Category 2 is for access points, switches and back-up power devices to interconnect ECISD systems. Local NewsEducation Facebook Twitter Previous articleOne killed in Loop 338 wreckNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 21 admin Twitter