AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 February 2007 | News 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. Glastonbury ticket registration to benefit WaterAid Glastonbury Festival’s efforts to stop touts selling on tickets will this year benefit WaterAid, one of the chosen charities of the event.This year’s festival-goers will need to register their interest during February by completing a form and returning it with a passport photograph. They will then obtain a unique code which will be needed when tickets go on sale on 1 April.Registration can be picked up from any of Millets’ 285 high street stores. For every form given out in-store, Millets will give 10p to WaterAid. Advertisement 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events The registration period runs from 8am on 1 February to midnight on 28 February 2007.The 2007 Glastonbury Festival will take place at Worthy Farm from 22 to 24 June, subject to licence.
News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en November 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Influential former minister sues six publications Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at former cabinet minister Mirza Abbas’s decision to sue six publications for libel. A total of 18 editors and journalists currently face the possibility of prison terms as a result of criminal libel suits. One of the defendants, Shahadat Chowdhury, has been dead for the past two years.“Bangladeshi politicians have a bad habit of suing privately-owned media that get too critical,” the press freedom organisation said. “These endless lawsuits expose journalists to the risk of being imprisoned for defamation, which violates international press freedom standards. We urge these politicians, especially Abbas, to withdraw their lawsuits in order to defuse tension between the press and political parties in the run-up to next January’s elections.”Abbas, a former minister of housing and public works and senior member of the BNP party, brought libel suits against four daily newspapers – Jugantor, Inqilab, Janakantha and Bhorer Kagoj – and two magazines – Weekly-2000 and Weekly Shirsha Kagoj – before a Dhaka criminal court on 9 November. Five separate suits were brought against just one of the newspapers, Jugantor. It named the editor, the newspaper’s lawyer, and a correspondent.The former minister’s lawyers gave the details of the lawsuits to judge Syed Mohammad Mojibul Haq. Everyone named in the suits has been summoned to appear before the court on 3 December. The judge has the power to issue arrest warrants.The suits claim that Abbas was libelled in articles about people who said they were the victims of abuse of authority (including land seizures and discriminatory hiring) by him or people close to him. When questioned by Reporters Without Borders, Weekly-2000 editor Golam Mourtuza described his magazine’s August article, one of those cited in the lawsuits, as “clear and honest” investigative reporting.Another of the journalists cited in the lawsuits said: “Our readers have a right to know the truth. I have no problem facing this suit. But each time we see that these lawsuits are being filed in order to harass us.” Bhorer Kagoj editor Shyamal Dutt denied the claims made in Abbas’ suit. “The facts cited in our article are completely true. Mirza Abbas has the right to bring an action, but he ought to examine the articles more closely before going before a judge.”This year, Reporters Without Borders has registered a significant increase in the number of libel suits being brought against privately-owned media by BNP parliamentarians or ministers. Abbas already brought an action against the editors of the daily Prothom Alo in February. Another BNP parliamentarian, Abdul Mannan, sued Dainik Jugantor in May. His colleague Amzad Hossain Sarker brought a libel suit against four national dailies in January. BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News to go further News Follow the news on Bangladesh May 19, 2021 Find out more Organisation
The €2.6bn pension fund of Dutch technical research institute TNO has appointed Kempen Capital Management as fiduciary manager for its portfolio of international non-listed property. In addition, Kempen will act as its strategic adviser, selecting new investments for the €102m portfolio.Hans de Ruiter, CIO at the TNO scheme, said: “During an extensive selection among local and international players, Kempen’s service provision has come out as best.”Robert-Jan Tel, director of non-listed real estate at Kempen, noted significant demand from institutional investors for independent expertise in the asset class. Last June, the €3bn industry-wide pension fund for the grocery sector (Levensmiddelen) appointed Kempen to monitor its non-listed property holdings of approximately €200m.Levensmiddelen had already appointed Kempen as its fiduciary manager in 2011.At the time, Jan Kat, chairman of the scheme’s investment committee, said: “Kempen understands the position of Dutch pensions funds very well, and also has property expertise.”Kempen does not manage a non-listed real estate portfolio and, in its opinion, can therefore provide independent advice.The Amsterdam-based asset manager recently introduced integral strategic advice for pension funds’ entire property holdings, across sectors and regions, as well as the selection of funds and managers.Its proposition also included extensive monitoring of all non-listed property investments, with a quarterly “active dialogue” with the managers and a monitoring report for the client.Kempen said it would also act as a go-between for the fund manager and carry out legal actions as well as investment administration.According to the asset manager, the new service will give more control to pension funds’ boards and offer a countervailing power against portfolio managers.Currently, Kempen Capital Management monitors €850m of property investments for eight Dutch pension funds.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA – The unusual and damaging weather caused a lot of service interruptions this week.Additional Consumers Energy crews are now working to return power to 53,000 customers across the state.The wave of storms caused more than 1,400 downed wires and a number of broken electrical poles. High winds, heavy rain, and confirmed tornadoes in parts of northern Michigan contributed to damages.According to Consumers Energy, most customers would have their power restored by Thursday night.Areas hit the hardest would take until late Friday to reboot. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for August 29Next Commissioners waive Northern Lights Arena insurance bill