Aberdeen inflows up on equity sales

first_img whatsapp whatsapp FUND firm Aberdeen Asset Management said yesterday that inflows accelerated over the summer, with clients favouring equity funds despite volatile markets which have made investors cautious.The firm reported a net £621m of new inflows during July and August, above the £337m in the previous three months.The firm’s equity and money markets funds saw net inflows, while its bond funds and alternative portfolios – which include higher-margin funds of hedge funds and multi-asset funds – saw clients exit.The numbers appear to counter the wider sector short-term trend, with flows statistics for July from Lipper FMI showing sustained strength in sales of bond funds while new money invested in equity products slumped.Combined with buoyant markets, the inflows lifted Aberdeen’s assets under management – on which fund firms earn fees – 2.6 per cent to £168.8bn. Almost 70 per cent of that is evenly split between equities and fixed-income products, with alternatives and property at about 17 and 13 per cent respectively.“We remain firmly focussed on organic growth, generating cash and strengthening our balance sheet further,” said chief executive Martin Gilbert KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sharecenter_img Monday 27 September 2010 8:13 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Show Comments ▼ Aberdeen inflows up on equity sales Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Former HP boss denies new claim

first_img Tags: NULL Sunday 7 November 2010 9:06 pm Former HP boss denies new claim Show Comments ▼ Share A FORMER Hewlett-Packard (HP) contractor once claimed Mark Hurd divulged details about HP’s plans to acquire Electronic Data Systems before the deal was announced in 2008, said a source familiar with the matter. A spokesman for Hurd denied the allegation.Jodie Fisher, the contractor at the centre of the controversy that led to Hurd’s ousting as chief executive officer of HP on 6 August, made the allegation in the same June 24 letter in which she accused him of sexually harassing her, the source said.But a spokesman for Hurd said on Friday there was “absolutely nothing” to Fisher’s allegation about EDS.The allegation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the situation.When it announced Hurd’s resignation, HP said it found no evidence of sexual harassment. HP accused Hurd of filing inaccurate expense reports to conceal a “close personal relationship”, although Hurd’s representatives have disputed that. But Fisher’s 24 June letter has never been made public, and HP has never made any mention of the EDS allegation.In that letter, Fisher claimed Hurd told her HP planned to buy EDS before the company announced the $13.9bn agreement in May of 2008, the source said.A spokeswoman for HP declined to comment.Gloria Allred, Fisher’s attorney, said she had no comment and said Fisher would also not comment. KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com whatsapplast_img read more

Colombia authorises pilot programmes to reopen casinos

first_img Regions: LATAM Colombia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo Topics: Casino & games Bingo Slots Colombia’s Ministry of Health has published a decree allowing local districts and municipalities to authorise the reopening of casino and bingo establishments as part of a new pilot programme.This requires all venues to comply with safety protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.The decree also calls for an extension to the country’s quarantine, requiring the mandatory isolation of all its citizens until 1 September 2020. This suggests that the reopenings will be at local authorities’ discretion, and with a nationwide reopening not yet on the cards. Leisure venues of all kinds, including casinos and bingo halls, restaurants and bars, theme parks, zoos, cinemas and theatres, may be permitted to reopen as part of the pilot programmes, which aim to safely bring back the nation’s leisure industry after all places of public gathering were ordered to close in March.All establishments taking part in pilot programmes will be required to comply with government-issued safety guidelines, including that the consumption of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted.The biosafety protocol for bingo venues and casinos is in line with the Ministry of Health’s advice, but has not yet been officially approved. This will need to take place before municipalities may authorise the pilot programmes.Colombia’s land-based gaming sector faced a shutdown in March, when the nation’s ministers for Health and Social Protection and Commerce, Industry and Tourism, ordered all places of public gathering to close.In the three months that followed, the state lost out on around COP135bn (£28.01m/€30.99m/$36.43m) in tax contributions due to the closures, according to operator association Fecoljuegos. Furthermore, over 240,000 families whose income comes from the sector were put at risk of losing their livelihoods.In 2019, the gaming sector contributed COP600bn to the state through its land-based operations, of which around two-thirds directly funded Colombia’s healthcare system.In an attempt to curb the loss of gaming revenue, the nation’s gambling regulator, Coljuegos, has been regulating new online gaming products throughout 2020, such as live dealer casino and video-bingo. Email Address Colombia’s Ministry of Health has published a decree allowing local districts and municipalities to authorise the reopening of casino and bingo establishments as part of a ‘pilot programme’, provided they act in line with safety protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection. Tags: Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Colombia authorises pilot programmes to reopen casinoslast_img read more

OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) HY2014 Presentation

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the half year.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2014 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Will England build on their autumn?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 82nd minute joy: Ryan Crotty score for the All BlacksFor England to be able to do the same, they need two things: greater composure in the opposition twenty-two and a few more players capable of producing something from nothing. If they can gain the composure to execute the basics properly when it matters most (again, think All Blacks in the 82nd minute of the Ireland test), then they will score more tries. And if the likes of Marland Yarde and Christian Wade are given a real go, along with the return of Manu Tuilagi, England could have several backs capable of scoring the wonder tries that New Zealand so often wow us with. Add a greater try-scoring potency to the power of the pack and the reliability of Farrell’s boot, and England will be able to mix it with the best.See more from @jhosie43 on Twitter DUBLIN, IRELAND – NOVEMBER 24: during the International match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) Surveying the rose: Stuart Lancaster now has to build on his team’s autumn performances for the Six NationsBy Jamie HosieTwo somewhat stodgy wins and an unexpectedly exhilarating loss for England this autumn have left fans and pundits alike with the prevailing feeling that the national side is making progress, but at a frustratingly slow pace. With the Six Nations next on the international calendar, what needs to be fixed for England to stand a chance of topping the competition for the just the second time since 2003?Play for the full 80 minutesIt sounds rather stupid to say, but at no stage of the autumn Internationals did England put together a full 80-minute performance. Against Australia they were sloppy in the first half before rallying strongly in the second forty; against Argentina they did the exact opposite.The Argentina performance was particularly disappointing; there was a real sense that the Pumas were there to be put to the sword at half time, but a seriously lacklustre second half showing meant the final scoreline actually flattered England. New Zealand was the closest they came to playing a complete, well-rounded game, but at certain key points they switched off and that is all the All Blacks needed to come away with a win.Adding competition: Tom YoungsThe foundations are there This autumn has been more successful that the last. Yes, there was that epic win over the All Blacks in 2012, but what that overshadows is the dire losses to South Africa and Australia in the weeks preceding it. This autumn, England confidently conquered Australia and again rattled New Zealand. In the pack they have a unit capable of competing with any in the world, and they are developing depth in all the key areas – the fact that Geoff Parling and Tom Youngs, two of the Lions with the loudest roars over the summer, could not break into the starting XV is proof enough of that. They should not be afraid to play the power game when it suits, as it is something they do well. Backs must attack the line moreThat said, there remain serious questions marks surrounding the backs. They did not fire this autumn, consistently running too laterally and never looking like making line breaks. Owen Farrell, if he is continue to drift with ball in hand, needs someone like Manu Tuilagi or Luther Burrell in the centres to run a short, hard line off him. If Twelvetrees is to thrive as a second distributor – his best role – then Farrell must learn to straighten up and hold his man, as Burns does for Gloucester. The Joel Tomkins experiment also did not work – he looked significantly short of the required quality for an international centre, and should Manu not recover for the Six Nations, then someone else must be given a go to make that 13 spot their own. More try-scoring strike power is neededAt the very top level, tries win you test matches, and while England scored seven in three tests this autumn, over half of them came against a seriously disorganized Argentina defence. New Zealand do it time and again, often having less possession and territory than their opponents but still outscoring them in terms of five pointers. Their games against England and Ireland this autumn were proof of that.last_img read more

Solar Bears game decided in shootout

first_img TAGSOrlando Solar Bears Previous articleVice President to speak at March for LifeNext articleIn defense of journalists in Apopka and everywhere Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Orlando Solar Bears (21-15-4-2) came away with their first shootout victory of the season as they topped the Allen Americans (26-15-2-2) by a 4-3 score on Thursday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.Click here for the box score.Mason Marchment opened the scoring for Orlando in the first period after Darik Angeli’s wrap-around attempt at the blocker side of Jamie Murray bounced out toward the top of the crease, allowing Marchment to shovel the puck into the net at 14:33.Alex Gacek gave the Solar Bears a 2-0 lead when Joe Perry made his way down the left side and snapped a shot that deflected off of Murray’s blocker, providing Gacek with the opportunity to fire the rebound past the goaltender at 17:46.Greger Hanson got Allen on the board in the second period when he redirected a centering feed from Chad Costello over the shoulder of Ryan Massa at 7:45.Hanson then tallied his second of the game during a 5-on-3 Americans power play, as Costello sent a cross-ice pass through the crease, and Hanson jammed the puck into the net at the back door at 17:27.Gacek recorded his second of the night in the third period when Ty Stanton made his way toward the net at the right circle only to have Murray poke the puck away, but Gacek pounced on the loose puck and fired it past the goalie at 6:24 to give Orlando a 3-2 edge.Nikolas Brouillard had a chance to extend the lead to two goals when he teamed up with Patrick Watling for a 2-on-0 break, but as Watling slid a pass to Brouillard at his right, Murray managed went post-to-post to make a brilliant glove save at 11:45.The Americans scored again on the power play to make it 3-3 when Costello dished the puck at the slot to Eric Roy, who fired it past Massa at 15:50.At the end of regulation, the game went to overtime, but neither team found the back of the net, sending the contest to a shootout.After the Solar Bears elected to shoot first, Austin Block and Gacek scored in the first two rounds, giving Massa a chance to win the game, but Hanson converted for Allen, giving Marchment a chance to play the role of hero for Orlando in the third round – the forward confidently skated in on Murray before picking up speed and snapped a shot past the goaltender to secure the victory.Massa picked up the win with 22 saves on 25 shots against; Murray took the shootout loss with 43 stops on 46 shots against.Three Stars:1) Alex Gacek – ORL2) Greger Hanson – ALN3) Ty Stanton – ORLNEXT HOME GAME:Solar Bears vs. Allen Americans – Sunday, Jan. 29 – 1:30 p.m. – UCF vs. UF game following Solar Bears gameSingle-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Philanthropy advisor dies

first_imgPhilanthropy advisor dies  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irishman Ray Murphy, who has died at the age of 54, was a key advisor to the Atlantic Philanthropy’s predecessor in Ireland, Tara, and more recently a senior advisor to one of the largest foundations in the USA, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Before joining Mott, Ray worked for seven years as senior consultant for Tara Consultants, with responsibility for grant making in Ireland, Britain, central Europe and Russia. His work led to Atlantic Philanthropies’ huge investment in Irish universities over the years.He was also involved in the formation of the Irish Tax Reform Group and Clan Credo and was a board member of Philanthropy Ireland. Advertisement 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 MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 17 April 2007 | News Ray was also a member of a wide range of community development and voluntary boards in the USA and Europe.last_img read more

Phonepay Plus releases charity market text donation stats for 2011

first_imgPhonepay Plus releases charity market text donation stats for 2011 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 May 2012 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Phonepay Plus, the regulator of premium SMS (which includes text donations), has today released its annual survey results.Charity text donations were one of the big successes of 2011, generating £45.5 million worth of revenues for charities. In the review’s consumer survey, just under 13% of consumers had donated to charity using text in the past six months, with younger people much more likely to donate this way – just under 28% for 25-34 year-olds and just under 24% for 25-34 year-olds.Phonepay Plus (PPP) has an accurate picture of the UK market because it is funded by a subsidy on each premium rate transaction. The consumer stats are part of an annual survey although this is the first to cover text donation.Text donations were first introduced as an identifiable product in August 2009 when the 70 numbers were introduced although 2011 was really the first full year of 100% payouts to charity from service providers like Vir2 (www.vir2.co.uk).www.phonepayplus.org.uk Tagged with: Digital mobile Research / statistics 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.last_img read more

Study of 9 sectors shows charity workers least happy working from home

first_img Tagged with: Research / statistics  837 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 “It sounds like productivity and happiness are on the up when people work from home. Perhaps when the worst of the pandemic is over, companies will look at a flexible solution, allowing employees to have the best of both worlds; the convenience of working from home a few days a week, combined with the sociability of being back in the office for the rest of it.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 A survey of workers in nine sectors shows charity workers to be the least happy at working from home. Melanie May | 14 May 2021 | News The average rating for charity workers was 4.3 out of 10. Those working in law were also at the lower end of the scale at 4.9. IT and tech workers were the happiest, at 7 out of 10. Advertisement Study of 9 sectors shows charity workers least happy working from home The national average working from home (WFH) happiness rating was 6.6 out of 10 according to insolvency practitioners Hudson Weir. It questioned 3500 people across charity, education, property, tech, advertising, media, law, banking, and IT. Hasib Howlader from Hudson Weir said: In terms of region, workers in the South East and the East Midlands were happiest WFH, scoring 7.1/10, and 7/10 respectively. Least happy were Northern Ireland and the North East, both at 6.2/10. Overall, the survey also shows that over half of employees (66%) say they put in more hours of work each day when WFH than they do in their physical workplace. And over half (54%) take fewer breaks than they would if they were at the office. The longest employees said they go without setting foot outside their front door is 3.6 days in a row. Fewer take sick days however – 85% said they took less while WFH. 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.last_img read more

Another journalist killed in Mosul, Iraq’s second-most dangerous city for the press

first_img Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq News November 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist killed in Mosul, Iraq’s second-most dangerous city for the press Newscenter_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Reporters Without Borders said it was appalled today by the news of the killing of Ahmed Hussein Al Maliki, an Iraqi journalist working for a local newspaper, whose body was found yesterday in the northern city of Mosul. He had been shot, probably not long before his body was discovered.“He is the fifth journalist to be murdered since the start of the year in Mosul, where journalists have been deliberately targeted in recent months and where there are reasons for thinking the situation will not improve in the coming months,” the press freedom organisation said.Maliki was kidnapped by insurgents as he was leaving an Internet café in a northern district of the city just over two months ago. No group ever claimed responsibility for his abduction.Married and with children, Maliki was the 74th journalist to be killed in Iraq since the start of the war. The newspaper he worked for, Tall Afar (Today), is an independent weekly covering local news in Mosul, a mainly Sunni city 400 km north of Baghdad. December 28, 2020 Find out more News Organisation last_img read more