9th November 2018 | By contenteditor Marketing & affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Kindred warning over Belgian advertising restrictions Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kindred Group has warned the Belgian authorities that new rules restricting gambling advertising risk pushing punters towards unregulated operators.The owner of Unibet has announced plans for a new responsible gambling campaign in Belgium just as plans to limit advertising were given Royal Decree, the final stage of legislative authorisation. iGamingBusiness.com understands the new rules will be implemented from June 2019.The legislation, which was backed by Justice minister Koen Greens and the Belgium Gaming Commission (BGC), bans online casino providers from advertising, while online sportsbooks may only advertise after 8pm on television and cannot appear during live sports events. There is also a requirement for all gambling ads to show warnings about problem gambling.Dennis Mariën, country manager at Kindred Belgium, told iGamingBusiness.com he is concerned that the changes could have a negative effect on what is widely considered a successfully regulated market, with around 80% of customers having been channelled towards licensed operators.“Enforcing a set of rules that might be too strict for regulated operators to keep a competitive offering vs the non-regulated ones is a possible danger towards the customers as the non-regulated operators are in no way obliged to offer similar levels of security towards their customers,” Mariën said.“Moreover, problem gamblers will most likely drop off the radar and therefore will not be able to seek help or assistance as by playing with a non-regulated operator.”He describes it as “imperative” that the authorities keep a close eye on the consequences of the new decrees and particularly in terms of the channelling of customers towards the regulated offering.Kindred and Unibet’s new responsible gambling campaign, which will be pushed across all channels, publicises tools designed to prevent problems. These include the ability to set maximum deposit and playing-time limits.At a time that Belgium is clamping down on the industry’s ability to communicate with the public, Mariën said Kindred is keen to remind customers of the importance of responsible gambling, which is a central core of the company’s overall strategy.He told iGamingBusiness.com: “This campaign is a very big initiative that aims to make customers and the general public aware of the tools we offer to support a sustainable gambling behaviour.“Kindred firmly believes in the combination of awareness and empowerment of the customer base and therefore highlighting the responsible gaming tools we have available was the main aim of the running campaign.”Unibet was awarded an online sports betting licence in 2012, a year after the sector was legalised.Earlier this year Kindred Group joined forces with Itsme to enhance the digital identification functions on its online gambling platform in Belgium. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Western Europe Belgium Unibet owner expresses concerns as it unveils new responsible gambling campaign
California Assemblymember Adam Gray has filed a constitutional amendment to authorise sports wagering in the state, provided it is ratified by citizens in a statewide ballot. Horse racing California Assemblymember Adam Gray has filed a constitutional amendment to authorise sports wagering in the state, provided it is ratified by citizens in a statewide ballot.ACA 16 would amend Section 19, Article IV of California’s Constitution of State to give the legislature the power to authorize sports betting regulation. This would clear the way for legislation to be introduced to establish a regulatory framework and tax system for the vertical.Assembly Governmental Organization Committee chair Gray explained that the amendment was filed in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May last year.“The US Supreme Court has shouldered the burden of bringing legal clarity to the issue of sports wagering and the rights of states under the Constitution,” he said. “Now it is the responsibility of the Legislature to determine the most prudent way forward.”He noted that eight states currently allow legal wagering, with more than 35 considering legislative proposals. Sports betting was widely popular despite legal restrictions at federal and state level, with around $150bn bet on sports illegally each year. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino 28th June 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Whether we like it or not, Californians are already betting on sports through illegal and often unscrupulous websites in foreign countries,” Gray continued. “It is time to shine a light on this multibillion-dollar industry. We need to crack down on illegal and unregulated online gaming and replace it with a safe and responsible option which includes safeguards against compulsive and underage gambling, money laundering, and fraud.Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racing California Assemblymember files sports betting proposal Regions: US California Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
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Enter Your Email Address Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Passive income has become a watchword for many recently. For those of us who invest in the stock market, however, it is something we have been taking advantage of for many years. Personally, generating passive income through shares has been one of my main investment strategies.What are passive income shares?Passive income shares are those that pay out a cash return. In the stock market, this is done through dividends. Dividends are paid on a pence-per-share basis, so the price you buy the stock at helps determine your percentage return. This is the dividend yield, and is key when looking for passive income from a stock.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…Of course with shares you also have to consider your capital – the initial investment. Share prices go up and down so you want to make sure you don’t lose your principle in search of a good income stream.With all these things in mind, here are my top three passive income shares right now.BAE SystemsThe aeronautical engineering company is a solid dividend stock. Though not often making headline-grabbing news, BAE Systems (LSE: BA) has been a steady performer for many years.In terms of passive income, its yield of about 4.6% it is not the highest return of all shares. However, I am of the opinion it may be one of the most stable right now.Among other things, the German government recently approved the purchase of 38 Eurofighters from BAE. Meanwhile the UK government has set out plans for increased defence spending. BAE’s future looks bright for some years to come I think.BPThe oil giant is the next in line for my choice of top passive income shares. Though BP (LSE: BP) cut its dividend earlier this year, its low share price means it is still yielding over 8%.The BP share price is low because of the year crude oil prices have had. Coronavirus and oversupply have kept energy prices subdued. However with a vaccine and increased optimism in place, I think this will start to fade.There will remain a large spare capacity in the crude market weighing on prices, but I think OPEC and Russia will help bolster crude prices by keeping supply reduced. BP was always a good dividend payer in the past. For me, this sets it up to be one of the best passive income shares going forward.GlaxoSmithKlineLast, but by no means least in my choice of passive income shares, is the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK). Naturally Covid vaccines have been dominating the news recently, however this is not directly why I would choose GSK.It currently yields about 5.7%, making it a solid choice on payout alone. Though I don’t think the Covid-19 vaccine will make any pharmaceutical company much profit right now (the PR alone from profiteering would not be worth it), in the long run there is likely to be renewed interest in pandemics. Pharmaceutical firms will see the benefit in the long term.Currently yielding about 5.7%, GlaxoSmithKline is my top UK pharmaceuticals pick in terms of good passive income shares. Karl Loomes | Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 | More on: BA BP GSK
2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372426/villa-upper-austria-two-in-box Clipboard CopyHouses•Austria Projects Villa Upper Austria / Two in a Box-Architekten Save this picture!© Dietmar Tollerian-Archipicture+ 11 Share photographs: Dietmar Tollerian-ArchipicturePhotographs: Dietmar Tollerian-ArchipictureSave this picture!© Dietmar Tollerian-ArchipictureRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. Due to the steep sloping terrain, the view and the direction of the sun special attention was required with regard to the alignment of living rooms and sleeping rooms. The villa has three levels adapted to the line of sight and staggered towards each other on top of a basement garage. The main living floor is west-aligned and built at the slope opening up onto a garden and summer kitchen. In order to offer a free view of the city from the west-faced garden, the plan view of this floor was pushed to the northern end of the lot giving space for an elongated pool on the south side in front of the living and dining area. Front-mounted pool glazing allows for the horizon to disappear and the swimmer gets a feeling of hovering above the city.Save this picture!© Dietmar Tollerian-ArchipictureUpon special demand of the owner the whole villa was clad in light limestone. An exciting zoning of the stone cladding was achieved by providing some of the limestone panels with a strongly fluted look. While the panels of the garden walls have a natural rough surface, the higher and further inside one gets the finer the texture of the limestone.Save this picture!© Dietmar Tollerian-ArchipictureThe space of the house seems to flow inside and out as the large-sized stone panels continue from the interior to the exterior traversing the pool and merging all space into a single unit.Save this picture!© Dietmar Tollerian-ArchipictureThe total design requires only few types of materials. All four floors and the interior design are characterised by the use of dark oak, natural stone, glass and leather. An open and cantilevered staircase with steps of stone and wood combines the floors. The elevator shaft is glazed to the interior and back-illuminated and forms the vertical “backbone” of the house. A centrally positioned multi-storey atrium creates an exciting optical connection. On every floor the glass front opens up a spectacular view of the city.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNanne de Ru Appointed Director of The BerlageArchitecture NewsAD Classics: Stephanuskirche / Alvar AaltoArchitecture Classics Share “COPY” Austria Villa Upper Austria / Two in a Box-ArchitektenSave this projectSaveVilla Upper Austria / Two in a Box-Architekten “COPY” Year: 2011 Photographs Year: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372426/villa-upper-austria-two-in-box Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Two in a Box Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTwo in a Box ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustriaPublished on May 15, 2013Cite: “Villa Upper Austria / Two in a Box-Architekten” 15 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Baleares, Spain photographs: Jean-Luc LalouxPhotographs: Jean-Luc Laloux Save this picture!© Jean-Luc LalouxText description provided by the architects. The house takes up its position, back facing the other houses, and simply embraces the entire horizon. The architect has limited terrain to work on. The trick however is to release all the emotions of the place: opening or splitting, reflecting infinity. Save this picture!© Jean-Luc LalouxSpace and time are two infinite things that pass us by. Architecture, however, enables us to model space and set time, like a sundial. It can also embody a third infinite thing: beauty. Save this picture!© Jean-Luc LalouxThe white walls are blank pages for nature’s expression. The Sabine is a slow-growing pine, recounting the story of an ancient world. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBlue Hills House / la SHED architectureSelected ProjectsSTUDIOKCA’s ‘Head in the Clouds’ Pavilion Opens in NYCArchitecture News Share Houses “COPY” Infinity / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersSave this projectSaveInfinity / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners Area: 600 m² Area: 600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners Area Area of this architecture project Spain 2008 Year: 2008 Save this picture!© Jean-Luc Laloux+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/409249/infinity-atelier-d-architecture-bruno-erpicum-and-partners-2 Clipboard ArchDaily Projects Year: Infinity / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/409249/infinity-atelier-d-architecture-bruno-erpicum-and-partners-2 Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeAtelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBalearesHousesSpainPublished on August 15, 2013Cite: “Infinity / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners” 15 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How and why charities should focus on processing donor data Advertisement 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. David Murray at The Software Bureau explains why charities have a duty of care when processing their donor data.Why should charities clean their data? Because every time they reach out and communicate with their committed givers or potential donors they leave an imprint, an impression of the kind of organisation they represent. Make no mistake; charities own a brand that they have a duty to protect as much as any commercial operation.Every data owner has a duty of care to ensure that the data base they hold and the mailings they produce are relevant, accurate and cost-efficient whatever the brand, whatever the sector. And operating in one of the chief mailing sectors, charities have a particular duty to protect their brand by communicating responsibly and appropriately and have a unique duty to their beneficiaries to ensure they extract maximum value from mailing activity.And all that before you even consider the data protection act, environmental concerns, and the pressures of ensuring retention and reactivation and avoiding mailing fatigue. Considering the increasing cost of customer acquisition and retention, and the negative press coverage that direct mail has received recently, reliable and accurate data management is essential for charities and those that fail to realise this risk damaging the reputation of the whole sector.Fundamentally, data cleaning ensures data is kept up to date and flags supporters in your database or on your mailing list that absolutely should not be mailed. So, those who have died, those who no longer live at an address, or those who have opted not to receive direct mail or have an inaccurate name or mailing address should constitute an absolute industry standard list of criteria for any organization not to be mailed.At best, an inaccurate mailing can be mildly amusing or considered “junk mail” – at worst, it can be deeply insensitive and tarnish your reputation for life with a potential donor or existing donor.Another key reason to clean data is to ensure you have each supporter at an individual level with no duplicates with a correct spelled name and address. There is nothing worse than a charity sending multiple pieces of communications to a single supporter or a badly or incorrectly addressed piece – and no quicker way to turn a warm prospect into a distant memory.Without these old and/or incorrect entries, your database should work better for you, giving you a true, accurate and up-to-date “single supporter view” enabling mailings to become smaller and more focused, thus saving money and increasing the ROI. This is an intrinsic factor for charities hoping to reach new donors and communicate with existing supporters whilst at the same time having to fulfill a moral obligation to not waste existing donors’ money.Arguably, no sector is at risk of being tarred with the junk mail brush more than the charity sector, simply because no other sector is, arguably, so dependent on direct mail.Whilst it’s true that targeting is just as important for online communications, it is specifically offline mail that has come under fire. And like it or not, a large proportion of most charities incomes comes from the older generation, a group that are potentially harder to emigrate online.Latest figures show that, acquisition and retention of supporters via direct mail is still healthy – within the charity sector. In a world where environmental pressures are avalanching, the online revolution is upon us and consumers are increasingly marketing-savvy, the key target audience for many charities remains the same. A large proportion of charity donors are still more comfortable with communication they can hold in their hand – and that’s an enviable place to be for charities looking to engender long-term loyalty.But with the privilege comes a crucial responsibility – the duty to target appropriately, protect the reputations of their organisation and the sector as a whole.So clean data should be the starting point for any charity. Never have there been so many options open to all sizes of charities, with bureaux services offered not only by traditional bureaux but by printers, mailing houses and print brokers and the growth of online bureaux and software companies now empowering charities with their technology to bring data processing in house.At the end of the day if all charities follow a comprehensive data cleaning program either using one or all of the above it will mean that direct marketing will continue to thrive in the market it is still most effective for. Charities owe it to the sector, they owe it to their donors and they owe it to their beneficiaries.The Software Bureau develops and implements market-leading software that places the power of data management for direct marketing into the hands of their clients. Since the launch of flagship brand Cygnus in 2000, The Software Bureau has worked with a raft of industry companies, household name brands and some of the UK’s largest charitable organisations, implementing Cygnus and empowering them with cost-effective, responsible and secure data processing – inhouse.Widely recognised as the leading name in independent data processing, Cygnus encapsulates a full range of data preparation techniques within an accessible software package – and is essentially a ‘bureau in a box’. Since 2007, Cygnus has been updated with an Embedded Suppression module, featuring some of the UK’s most effective suppression files including MortaScreen, disConnect, USS, Xpression, GAS, TBR, BSF and MPS.Current clients include Help the Aged, Mind, Amnesty International, eSure, Direct Wines Ltd, Homeserve, Tullo Marshall Warren, Golley Slater, Response One and Howitt. Howard Lake | 20 November 2008 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Technology
12 corporate partnerships benefitting UK charities with fundraising & other support TRICO & Speed of SightOriginal equipment wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, is now the headline sponsor for charity, Speed Of Sight. Speed Of Sight is run by blind race car driver and multiple World Record holder, Mike Newman and co-founder John Galloway and hosts driving experiences for people with disabilities The charity has had four cars specially designed and built that allow people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the excitement and thrill of driving. The vehicles, named after Mike’s guide dogs, are specially designed with dual controls and twin steering wheels and the buggies are equipped with hand controls. Speed Of Sight’s experiences take place nationwide at racing circuits, off road tracks or any venue with a large enough car park or area, where a circuit can be created. 375 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bank of England, Childline & ShelterThe Bank of England has chosen Childline and Shelter as its new Charities of the Year. Each year colleagues put forward charities of their choice via a nomination process. The nominated charities are shortlisted by staff and all colleagues then have the opportunity to vote for the charity they want to support. The two shortlisted charities with the highest number of votes become our charitable partners for a 12-month period. Toyota & BBC Children in NeedToyota (GB) has raised more than £1.1 million for BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal. The sum was achieved through activities including fundraising by Toyota centres nationwide, which included a staff competition to guess the number of Pudseys in a GR Supra (main image), and a text-to-win prize draw for a Toyota Proace Matino Campervan, provided in association with Wellhouse Leisure. As part of its partnership with BBC Children in Need, Toyota also provided support vehicles for The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge. Kleenex & In Kind DirectKleenex® is donating 250,000 of its new hygiene face masks to support charities. The face masks will be distributed across thousands of In Kind Direct’s charity partners, covering a wide range of causes across the UK such as food banks and community centres. GLA, SocialBox.Biz & London charitiesThe Greater London Authority (GLA) is giving away its old technology to a social enterprise, in a bid to help the vulnerable stay connected over the winter lockdown. The partnership between the GLA and SocialBox.Biz will see an initial 400 items of technology distributed to charities working with London’s elderly, homeless and refugees. SocialBox.Biz has agreed to securely wipe the data from the old laptops and computers, add open-source software, and distribute them to those in need through their charity partners, which include Age UK London and the Single Homeless Project. Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising Deutsche Bank & Hospice UKDeutsche Bank employees have raised £722,000 for charity Hospice UK to help people up-and-down the country access hospice and end of life care and support. The bank dedicated its 14th annual One Day fundraising campaign to Hospice UK, its UK Charity of the Year for 2020 and 2021. This year’s event moved online to adhere to Covid restrictions, with employees pledging to donate a day’s salary to the cause. Deutsche Bank employees joined ITV Political Editor and Vice President of Hospice UK, Robert Peston and the charity’s CEO, Tracey Bleakley for ‘A Conversation With’ event with palliative care expert Dr Rachel Clarke, and took part in a virtual quiz with a host of celebrity stars, including BAFTA winning comedian, Jo Brand, cricketer Monty Panesar and DJ Fatboy Slim. Hermes UK and EmmausHomelessness charity Emmaus has announced that Hermes UK has become a corporate partner, supporting its aim to give its companions a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging. The funds raised by Hermes will be used across the UK to expand the services the charity is able to offer.. With support from Hermes, Emmaus hopes to increase the number of people they can support in the UK and improve training and development opportunities that companions can access. Hermes will aim to raise a minimum of £100k for the charity through fundraising activities with clients and employees. The business is also exploring other ways to support the charity, including providing valuable work experience and work placements, running technology and interview training workshops and donating items for companions. Hammerson Giving Back ProjectHammerson has launched its Giving Back Project, a new scheme which will see 88 charities, community groups and other organisations across the UK receive grants to support their work. As part of the initiative, Hammerson’s nine flagship destinations across the country are each distributing £20,000 to local charities. The Giving Back Project specifically aims to support groups that have been particularly badly impacted by the pandemic. Each centre collaborated with a local community foundation to oversee applications from charities and other groups, which were then reviewed by a panel. Successful applicants include Caring in Bristol, Leeds Women’s Aid, and CommuniCare. Northern Monk & NHS workersNorthern Monk brewery has given away 5,000 cans of its flagship beer, Faith, to NHS employees, front line care workers and educators across the UK. As a thank you for continuing to care for, and teach, the country during this difficult time, 5,000 cans of Faith were listed free of charge on Northern Monk’s online shop, encouraging people to ‘Keep The Faith’. This is the second time that Northern Monk has completed a 5,000 can donation – the brewery did the same thing back in March. The complimentary beer was available in packs of 4x330ml cans via Northern Monk’s online shop and all cans were claimed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Aberdeen Standard Investments & London’s Air AmbulanceAberdeen Standard Investments has confirmed a new three-year charity partnership with London’s Air Ambulance, having supported the charity since 2012. The new partnership, that will run until 2023, will continue to provide lifesaving funding to the London’s Air Ambulance service, whose advanced trauma team treat critically injured patients on the roadside and serve the ten million people living and working within London and the M25. Primark & CHASPrimark’s bag levy donations have reached the £1 million mark for CHAS. The company chose to give all bag levy sale proceeds to CHAS after the Scottish Government introduced a law for large retailers to impose a 5p minimum charge on all single use bags. Since the launch of the partnership in 2015, Primark has donated a total of £1.4 million to CHAS and handed over £241,000 this year alone. From Charity of the Year partnerships to donations of money and goods, here are 12 companies currently supporting good causes around the UK. 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. Melanie May | 27 November 2020 | News Ageas Insurance & Rays of SunshineAgeas Insurance has announced a year-long extension of its partnership with Rays of Sunshine. The partnership, which launched in January 2020, has raised £23,500 already. In spite of the restrictions during lockdown, from sponsored beard shaves and hosting virtual bingo sessions, to taking on personal challenges, Ageas staff have continued to support the charity. Additionally, during the month of October, Ageas staff hosted a Run4Wishes event, which saw over 50 employees take on a 10-mile run around their local areas and raised £12,000.
Han Sang-Gyun, the head of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), surrenders voluntarily to the police in Seoul, Dec. 10.Han Sang-gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, was sentenced to five years in prison on July 4. The corrupt courts had previously found him guilty of various charges, all stemming from a Nov. 14 demonstration against anti-labor legislation. The charges carried a maximum sentence of eight years. Han was arrested last December after south Korean police stormed a Buddhist monastery where he had been given sanctuary.Han came out of hiding to lead the Nov. 14 demonstration after spending months holed up in the KCTU headquarters to avoid being arrested on earlier charges. Tens of thousands of Korean workers came out that day to protest legislation that would force more of them into precarious work, making them temporary contract workers with no job security or minimum wage protections. Other KCTU leaders also face jail time in connection with that action.Han is a heroic autoworker, who led the Korean Metal Workers Union when the union conducted a 77-day occupation by 1,700 workers of a Ssangyong Motors plant in 2009. It ended when police landed on the roof by helicopter and stormed the plant. In the pitched battle that followed, two workers fell off the roof. At least 28 workers have died from injuries sustained during the struggle.The KMWU won an agreement with Ssangyong to limit layoffs. When the company reneged on the agreement, Han climbed up an electrical pylon and conducted an aerial protest for 177 days. In 2014, this courageous leader of the working class was elected KCTU president. South Korean authorities, who act at the behest of U.S. capitalism, have sought to lock up Han to suppress the militant working-class struggle in the country.Han’s conviction and sentencing drew swift condemnation worldwide. Prior to the sentencing, over 60 unions affiliated with IndustriALL, formerly the International Metalworkers Federation, sent letters of protest to south Korean President Park Geun-hye. The IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary and Turkish labor leader Kemal Özkan led a solidarity delegation to south Korea. Unions in several countries, including Australia, Argentina and the Philippines, held protests after the sentencing.If the authorities thought the harsh sentence of KCTU leader Han would intimidate the working class, they were wrong. Since the sentencing, there have been mass strikes in health care and shipbuilding.The KMWU — Han’s home union — staged a general strike of all chaebol [family-owned business conglomerate] subsidiaries, including Hyundai, Kia and Samsung, on July 22. Over 150,000 metalworkers took part. Chaebol workers from around the country demonstrated outside Hyundai headquarters and the Korean Development Bank in Seoul. Another strike is planned for July 26.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this