Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Jamie Heaslip had this heartfelt moment. Rugby stars celebrate Mother’s DayIt may be a time of self-isolation, social distancing and quarantine; a time when we cannot visit loved ones while we all deal with the fallout of the spread of Covid-19. But that doesn’t mean that on Mother’s Day, star names from the game of rugby are not celebrting mothers and partners.This is what social media should be for in tough times like these. Plenty of names from the game are paying homage to the mothers out there! Glasgow Warriors wing DTH van der Merwe had thanks for his wife and several generations. Amy Wilson Hardy posted this blast from the past. The above video of Maro Itoje doing a cooking session with his mother is the first prime example of top Mother’s Day content.Of course club sides and international teams have gotten in on the act too. Hello to the Leinster mums! This is from Sarries (and look who makes another appearance!). Chris Robshaw posted this: This is one of a few posts from Scott Baldwin. Dev Toner had this to say about a particular superhero. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!No doubt there will be plenty of other great Mother’s Day moments out there. And of course there is lots more going on beside.If you want to let us know how you are getting your rugby fix during this difficult time – or you have any other views, videos or photos to share with Rugby World – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at [email protected] You could possibly feature in the next issue of the magazine. Sul y Mamau Hapus! And then, at the end of it all, there’s this wee gem below… A message for the Munster mams. The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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. Howard Lake | 21 September 2009 | News Debenhams raises money for NSPCC through Kidswear range AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 High street store Debenhams is supporting the NSPCC, as well as CHILDREN 1ST in Scotland and the ISPCC in Ireland, through sales of the Blue Zoo kidswear range in a two-week promotion that starts today.Debenhams will donate 20% of the retail price of selected items within the range, which start at £4, to the NSPCC. The promotion applies both to stores and online.Steve McDowall, Head of Merchandising for Debenhams Kidswear, says the collaboration is “a fantastic way for our customers to support such a deserving charity. Blue Zoo is a colourful trend setting collection that means parents can get the feel good factor in knowing that they are helping children around the UK as well as kitting their children out for the new season”. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Trading www.debenhams.com
Part of Chameleon’s work at the early stage of design cncepts involved ‘Emotional Response Testing’, a technique it uses for eliciting user feedback on creative work.Jeremy Davis, Client Services Director at Chameleon, explained: “We set out to ensure that Breakthrough Breast Cancer stood out as an outstanding, innovative brand rather than a purely tactical platform. The website now portrays Breakthrough’s objectives and priorities and works as a key strategic tool. We’re thrilled that the insight gleaned from our research has also had organisation-wide, strategic impact.” Chameleon helps overhaul Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s website 7 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 May 2013 | News Digital charity specialist Chameleon has worked with Breakthrough Breast Cancer to redevelop its website with the aim of enhancing its online fundraising. In particular its work has focused on encouraging deeper engagement with existing supporters and creating relationships with new supporters.The new site is fully responsive and optimised to run on desktop, tablet and smartphone devices.Chameleon’s work included a content strategy that restructured existing content and developed new content. 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.
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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Fundraising Online this year takes place on 11 and 12 May 2016. Its sessions are timed and repeated so that fundraisers can tune in at appropriate times in their time zone, rather than having to tune in at midnight or in the small hours. Fundraising Online returns next month with two days of free online training in, appropriately enough, digital fundraising.The annual global event is designed to help charities of all sizes benefit from technological change. As in previous years, there is no charge to attend.Last year, the seventh annual event, a record number of people signed up to attend, an increase of almost 60% on the numbers the year before. Organisers The Resource Alliance say that this year’s registrations are likely to be even greater, with over 3,100 people signing up from over 1,570 organisations in 115 countries. Howard Lake | 29 April 2016 | News Advertisement 96 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Digital FREE Resource Alliance Training 95 total views, 1 views today TopicsSessions over the two days include:• Matt Collins: why email is fundraisers’ secret weapon• Nick Allen: Feel the Bern: The latest and greatest in digital fundraising from the US presidential campaign• Madeline Stanionis, Lisa Sock, Dorothee Vogt: Steal these ideas: Engagement tactics for the future• Jan Uekermann: Digital fundraising worldwide – what’s hot right now!• Jillian Stewart and Arko Hoondert: Using data to boost your event’s revenue performance• Breanna DiGiammarinoand Annie Rose Favreau: $300K in 3 days – Why, when, and how to crowdfund for impactLive eventsThis year there are two live events for fundraisers in South Africa. In Cape Town on 12 May and Johannesburg on 20 May Resource Alliance will be showing a selection of curated #FRO16 sessions on big screens followed by a live Q&A with some of the speakers.Registration for Fundraising Online 2016 is free. Fundraising Online offers two days of free digital fundraising training
Tagged with: complaints Fundraising Standards Board Advertisement FRSB upholds ‘No bags’ complaint against Clothes Aid & NSPCC The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has upheld a complaint against Clothes Aid and the NSPCC in one of its last ever adjudication rulings.The FRSB upheld the complaint about the continued delivery of unwanted clothing collection bags to a household in Cambridgeshire. The complainant contacted the NSPCC in November last year to object to receiving an unwanted collection bag from Clothes Aid, which conducts house-to-house collections on behalf of the charity.The complainant had first contacted Clothes Aid to request no further bag deliveries to their address in September 2007. While the company provided immediate assurances that no further bags would be delivered, Clothes Aid had gone on to deliver five further collection bags to the complainant’s address, four of which were on behalf of the NSPCC.The complainant informed the FRSB that there was a sign on the door of the household, making it clear that any such materials should not be delivered. However, according to Clothes Aid, its bag distributor did not see such a sign when the bag was dropped off at the property and no signage was apparent during a subsequent visit.The complainant believed that the continued delivery of unwanted collection bags hindered their right to privacy, constituted harassment and demonstrated a lack of respect for their wishes not to receive unwanted marketing materials.The FRSB concluded that Clothes Aid did not have adequate procedures in place to ensure that the complainant’s wishes were respected and, as such, that Clothes Aid had breached the ‘Respectful’ principle of the Code of Fundraising Practice (Code).While considering NSPCC’s responsibilities in this case, the FRSB found that the charity had made reasonable efforts to monitor the actions of Clothes Aid. Both Clothes Aid and NSPCC have subsequently enhanced their processes to ensure that the wishes of householders who choose not to receive collection bags are met.The FRSB believes that ‘No bags’ signage must be respected and that collection bags should not be delivered to households displaying them. Because this issue is not currently addressed in the Code, the FRSB has highlighted the issue to the new Fundraising Regulator, who will consider whether to develop additional specific guidance for fundraisers.The adjudication report has now been passed to the new Regulator, which took on regulatory responsibility for charity fundraising and ownership of the Code of Fundraising Practice in July 2016.Commenting on the adjudication, Stephen Dunmore, chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, said:“This adjudication highlights the need for charities and agencies to respect the wishes of members of the public in relation to fundraising asks. ‘No bags’ signage means what it says. We will consider whether the Code of Fundraising Practice needs to be amended to reinforce that point.”A final two FRSB investigations will be published and passed to the new Regulator in the coming weeks. 217 total views, 3 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 218 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 4 August 2016 | News
Public awareness of the Fundraising Preference Service is low with usage declining, although it remains an important tool for members of the public wanting to opt-out of receiving communications from multiple charities, an independent evaluation of the service has found.The FPS evaluation was commissioned by the Fundraising Regulator as part of its commitment to review the service three years on from its launch. The evaluation was conducted by independent consultancy, Action Planning, using surveys with members of the public, interviews with a wide range of third sector stakeholders and a charity focus group.According to the evaluation report, the principle of an independent fundraising preference service is important for maintaining public trust, and ultimately strengthens charity fundraising. Users questioned said that the service gave them convenience and peace of mind, particularly when wanting to stop direct marketing from multiple charities and that it was generally easy to use.Analysis of the FPS also found that the 31% of total suppressions since the FPS was launched were made on behalf of someone else, and in some months, this was over 50%.However, public awareness is low with the service not easy to find through an online search about how to stop charity direct marketing. From January to June 2020, the FPS received an average of 36 requests per week from 26 users.Charity satisfaction with the FPS is also generally low, with only 44% of charities surveyed ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ satisfied with the FPS. Several charities noted that they found the service more complex than it needed to be and were concerned about its cost effectiveness. Another common issue raised by charities was that a large proportion of people who have requested for their data to be suppressed through the FPS are not identifiable on the charity database.The report states:“The reality is that the FPS is an important service for a very small and declining number of users. The FPS was designed when demand was not known, so includes automations and systems to manage a significantly larger number of users than it is ever likely to encounter. The cost of the system is “the major bugbear for most charities” and leads the majority to question its value.”The report makes several recommendations for improving the FPS, including: exploring ways to reduce the cost of the service by investigating simpler, less complex options, focusing on those in vulnerable circumstances; encouraging charities and others to promote the FPS to people in vulnerable circumstances; and issuing guidance to charities about what to do if they receive a suppression request via the FPS from someone who isn’t on their database.The Fundraising Regulator has accepted the recommendations outlined in the evaluation report.Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, said: Advertisement FPS an important service for small & declining number of users, evaluation concludes 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. 90 total views, 1 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 “The launch of the Fundraising Preference Service was a key recommendation put forward in the cross-party review and we welcome this independent evaluation. Its pleasing to see that the service remains a vital support service for the public, particularly for those who are more vulnerable and their relatives.“The FPS was established three years ago, and we recognise that since then the demands and need for the service have altered. The recommendations outlined in the review provide a significant evidence base from which to make improvements and enhancements to the service.“Our board has accepted all of the recommendations; some will require us to consult and work with the sector, while others are more straightforward to implement. We remain committed to regulating in the public’s interest, in order to protect the trust in fundraising that the sector has worked so hard to build.” Melanie May | 16 November 2020 | News Tagged with: Fundraising Preference Service
Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleSoybean Group Wants TPP Vote in Lame-Duck Session Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 9, 2016 Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT PAC Largely Successful In Election Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Eighty-three of the 85 candidates endorsed by Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT PAC, the nonpartisan political action committee associated with Indiana Farm Bureau, were victorious in Tuesday’s general election, giving the PAC a nearly 98 percent success rate this fall. “We are thankful that Hoosier voters shared our confidence in so many ag-friendly candidates this November,” said Katrina Hall, Director of Public Policy at Indiana Farm Bureau. “We look forward to working with these officials as part of our effort to make Indiana the best state in America to live, farm and raise a family.”The following ELECT PAC-endorsed candidates won their 2016 general election:U.S. House of RepresentativesPete Visclosky (Congressional District 1)Jackie Walorski (Congressional District 2)Jim Banks (Congressional District 3)Todd Rokita (Congressional District 4)Susan Brooks (Congressional District 5)Luke Messer (Congressional District 6)Larry Bucshon (Congressional District 8)Trey Hollingsworth (Congressional District 9)Indiana SenateEddie Melton (Senate District 3)Ed Charbonneau (Senate District 5)Brandt Hershman (Senate District 7)Mike Bohacek (Senate District 8)Ryan Mishler (Senate District 9)David Niezgodski (Senate District 10)Blake Doriot (Senate District 12)Susan Glick (Senate District 13)David Long (Senate District 16)Randy Head (Senate District 18)Luke Kenley (Senate District 20)Michael Crider (Senate District 28)Rodric Bray (Senate District 37)Mark Stoops (Senate District 40)Jean Leising (Senate District 42)Eric Koch (Senate District 44)Vaneta Becker (Senate District 50)Indiana House of RepresentativesEd Soliday (House District 4)Dale DeVon (House District 5)Scott Pelath (House District 9)Chuck Moseley (House District 10)Mike Aylesworth (House District 11)Mara Candelaria Reardon (House District 12)Sharon Negele (House District 13)Hal Slager (House District 15)Doug Gutwein (House District 16)Jack Jordan (House District 17)David Wolkins (House District 18)Jim Pressel (House District 20)Tim Wesco (House District 21)Curt Nisly (House District 22)Bill Friend (House District 23)Donna Schaibley (House District 24)Don Lehe (House District 25)Jeff Thompson (House District 28)Mike Karickhoff (House District 30)Greg Beumer (House District 33)Sue Errington (House District 34)Melanie Wright (House District 35)Terri Jo Austin (House District 36)Todd Huston (House District 37)Heath VanNatter (House District 38)Greg Steuerwald (House District 40)Tim Brown (House District 41)Jim Baird (House District 44)Bob Heaton (House District 46)Doug Miller (House District 48)Ben Smaltz (House District 52)Bob Cherry (House District 53)Sean Eberhart (House District 57)Woody Burton (House District 58)Peggy Mayfield (House District 60)Jeff Ellington (House District 62)Mike Braun (House District 63)Tom Washburne (House District 64)Terry Goodin (House District 66)Randy Frye (House District 67)Karen Engleman (House District 70)Steven Stemler (House District 71)Ed Clere (House District 72)Steve Davisson (House District 73)Lloyd Arnold (House District 74)Ron Bacon (House District 75)Wendy McNamara (House District 76)Holli Sullivan (House District 78)Matt Lehman (House District 79)David Ober (House District 82)Christopher Judy (House District 83)Dave Heine (House District 85)Brian Bosma (House District 88)Cindy Kirchhofer (House District 89)Cherrish Pryor (House District 94)John Bartlett (House District 95)Gregory Porter (House District 96)Dan Forestal (House District 100)ELECT endorsements are made through a multi-step process, starting with recommendations from Farm Bureau members who live in the district. This format stays true to the grassroots nature of the Indiana Farm Bureau organization. ELECT’s endorsements are recognition of candidates’ support of policies that will foster a positive environment for agriculture and rural communities across the state. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT PAC Largely Successful In Election
ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Reporters Without Borders condemns the severe restrictions that the Propaganda Department has imposed on media coverage of the high-speed train crash on 23 July in the southeastern city of Wenzhou, in which 39 people were killed.Wang Qinglei, a producer with state-owned China Central Television (中國中央電視台), was fired on 27 July because of his investigative coverage of the crash. The previous day, his News 1+1 programme was suspended without advance warning and without explanation after it criticized a transport ministry spokesman.On 30 July, a week after the crash, the Propaganda Department issued a directive banning any “report or commentary about the company responsible for the signal system of the high speed railway and local metro railway system.” The day before, it said “all media including sister newspapers, magazines and websites should immediately play down the (crash story) except to report information from the relevant authorities and positively report the aftermath.”“We are appalled by these directives,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The public has a right to be informed about the circumstances of this rail disaster. Without independent journalists investigating and putting out information, there is every chance that those responsible will never be identified. “Without the press acting as a watchdog, the ‘rapid and transparent’ probes promised by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao are rare. The media often have a galvanizing effect on the police and judicial system in investigations. The imposition of restrictions is often a sign that a case is going to be hushed up or dealt with summarily.”Reporters Without Borders is also outraged by the additional eight-year jail sentence that has just be imposed on Qi Chonghuai, a journalist detained since June 2007 because of his investigative coverage of corruption. He was given the additional sentence on the same charges just as his original four-year sentence was about to expire and it was confirmed on appeal on 1 August.While dismissals, disappearances and arbitrary arrests have long been part of the arsenal used by the authorities to suppress news and information, sentencing someone twice on the same charge is an extremely disturbing judicial innovation.The Chinese government has been displaying a great deal of nervousness about human right activists, independent journalists and bloggers even since the start of the Arab Spring, which it clearly regards as a virus that could be catching.According to the Reporters Without Borders tally, a total of 11 journalists have been fired, 13 have been arrested and two had disappeared since January, while 30 journalists are currently detained. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber Censorship Figures August 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media banned from covering Wenzhou high-speed train disaster properly News March 12, 2021 Find out more
Twitter New mystery book takes place in Odessa Local News Shelton Williams Twitter Facebook By admin – February 9, 2018 Facebook Pre-order the book hereMurder, Mexican gangs and Boston mobsters will all be featured in an upcoming book by Shelton Williams that takes place in Odessa, which Williams said is as much of a character in the book as any other.The fictional book, “Covey Jencks,” follows the eponymous main character on his return after a stint at a Washington D.C. law firm. Jencks is coming back to Odessa to solve the 1979 murder of a black employee at his family’s business. The book will also feature scenes in North Texas and Mexico as well.Williams himself is an Odessa native, now living in Washington D.C. and serving as president of the Osgood Center for International Studies, but he still sees himself as an Odessan.“I just see it as a fascinating place,” Williams said about Odessa. “And the characters are so large that you have to consider writing about Odessa even if you don’t know anything about it.”Growing up there in the ‘50s and early ‘60s, Williams said there were tons of people moving into Odessa, which brought along a lot of characters to the town.“Everything was sort of magnified, good and bad, and that carried with me,” he said. “I see West Texans themselves as storytellers, and I consider myself a West Texan, and so I identify.”Williams speculated that the reason so many West Texans are storytellers is because it’s generally a substantial tradition in the Texas oil industry.“People who gravitated to West Texas primarily to exploit the bounty of oil were fast talkers,” he said. “They lost a job in Missouri and find a job in Odessa, and maybe didn’t tell the same story about themselves in the same places.”Since he had moved to Odessa from California when he was in the third grade, he had always known Odessans to be talkers. Since he went by Shelly himself, what he said was a girl’s name, he said he developed a sense of humor quickly to get out of teasing and bullying.If the sales of “Covey Jencks” do well, Williams said he would like to turn the book into a series, telling more stories in the Permian Basin.“The thing I like about ‘Covey’ is you can go into it with ‘what does this guy have to say about us now,’” he said. “I still have family that works in the oil field there, so I know that there’s some interesting people and funny people and messed up people, and I think they make for good storytelling.”Williams previously wrote a true crime book also taking place in Odessa, “Washed in the Blood,” which details the 1961 murder of his cousin, Betty Williams. That story was later retold on Investigation Discovery’s series “A Crime to Remember,” which will be replayed on Investigation Discovery at 8 p.m. Saturday.“Covey Jencks” will be published Saturday, and is available for pre-order on Amazon. WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleSweethearts dinner and danceNext articleAlpine celebrates St. Valentine’s admin