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Total sales of everything dropped by 2.9% in the period with overall LFL sales slipping by 2.8%.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…I reckon it’s hard to put a positive spin on these numbers because they include the traditionally busy Christmas holiday period. And in fairness, the company doesn’t try to. The update reveals to us “trading conditions remained challenging and the customer uncertainty of the last year was sustained.”But it’s difficult to separate the general conditions in the sector from the specific conditions experienced by Morrisons. For example, I was once a loyal customer of the firm and did my weekly grocery shop at my local branch. But these days, I think of the company as an expensive option and visit rarely. Perhaps others feel similarly.However, the company “continued to invest in the Morrisons price list while managing costs well.” And ‘investing’ in prices usually means cutting them, which seems like a good idea when you look at all the competition Morrisons faces.Meanwhile, the fuel business suffered from the effects of a “highly promotional market,” and the wholesale business delivered reduced LFL sales because of lower total sales in the McColl’s division.Profits holding steadyChief executive David Potts said in the report he’s encouraged by the firm’s “strong” execution in the period and the “robust” profitability achieved, despite the falling sales.He said it demonstrates the broad-based progress made during the company’s turnaround. And after normalised earnings evaporated in the trading year to February 2015, they are now forecast to remain broadly flat around the levels achieved the year before that.I’m not expecting rapid growth to develop, though. Perhaps the biggest attraction is the rebuilding dividend with the yield close to 5%. In fairness, cash flow has been holding up quite well, but it’s been flat for several years.There isn’t enough consistency in the trading and financial record for me to become excited by this stock. I like to see steady and generally rising revenue, earnings, cash flow and dividends. But it seems to me that forward assumptions are generally flat for most of those measures with Morrisons when we look at the trading year to February 2021.In this case, I’d rather invest in an index tracker fund. Such a diversified investment would shelter me from the single-company risks of investing in share such as Morrisons. 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France v England Talking Points from Paris If England needed a reminder of what was at stake in this game, they need only have looked at what was awaiting them at the end of the tunnel as they ran out to face France – the Six Nations trophy.The prize they have lifted for the past two years was glinting on its display stand as the teams took to the Stade de France pitch – but England will not be lifting it again in 2018 after this 22-16 defeat.Silver service: England and France run out past the Six Nations trophy in Paris (Getty Images)Their dreams of making history by becoming the first team to win the championship for three successive seasons are over. Instead, they have lost two away games in the Six Nations for the first time since 2009 and this will be their worst Six Nations since 2010 whatever happens next weekend.In truth, they looked nothing like champions in this performance. It may have been a tense encounter but it was lacking in quality from either side, particularly in attack.England needed four tries to keep their title hopes alive following Ireland’s bonus-point win in Dublin, but they seemed content to kick penalties in the first half and tellingly didn’t cross the whitewash until the 74th minute.Related: Six Nations bonus points explainedFrance were far from outstanding themselves but did cause England problems at the breakdown and punished the visitors’ ill-discipline.The decisive blow came in the 47th minute when Francois Trinh-Duc sent a cross-field kick towards Remy Grosso. Jonny May beat him to the ball but only served to knock it into Benjamin Fall’s hands and Anthony Watson’s subsequent tackle was rightly ruled high by the TMO, resulting in a penalty try as well as a yellow card for the England full-back.Key moment: Anthony Watson tackles Benjamin Fall high, resulting in a penalty try and yellow card (Getty Images)Ireland’s lead in the table is now insurmountable, they are champions, and while England can still stop their Grand Slam bid at Twickenham on Saturday, this Six Nations campaign has fallen decidedly short of red-rose expectations.Here are the key talking points from Paris…Tries – or the lack thereof Ireland’s bonus-point win over Scotland in Dublin meant England went into this game knowing they had to not only win but score four tries themselves to keep their title hopes alive.Related: Ireland 28-8 Scotland match reportThis would be no easy task. In fact, England had not scored four tries against France in France since 1992 – and even one of those was a penalty try. So they were looking to achieve something they had never done before in the professional era.Under Eddie Jones, they have only ever scored four tries in a Six Nations game in Twickenham or Rome – another statistic against them.And the surprising thing in this match was the fact England didn’t seem to grasp the importance of scoring those four tries. It’s all very well building a lead by kicking penalties, but when a simple win is not enough to keep you in contention for the trophy, would it not be better to play an all-out attacking game? Would they rather settle for a win than risk defeat in the pursuit of four tries? In the end they achieved neither a win nor scored four tries.Downbeat: Owen Farrell and George Ford look dejected during the defeat by France (Getty Images)England had plenty of possession in the first 40 minutes but the dearth 0f creativity was stark. Too often they were spreading the ball left and right with little territory gained going forward.The runners close to the ruck were easy to read whereas the likes of Jonny May and Anthony Watson ran into contact more often than space – and those around showed little awareness of what their team-mates were going to do and there were no players in support to take a pass should one have been offered.There appeared to be little cohesion or understanding about what they were trying to do or how they were planning to break down the blue wall in front of them. So much for the “pace” of this back three – Watson, May and Elliot Daly – bringing a new spark to the England attack. Instead, they looked bereft of ideas, lacking direction and fluency.Over time: wing Jonny May scores England’s only try late on, his 13th for his country (Getty Images)It was only when play started to break up in the closing minutes that England finally made it across the French line. After several phases in the France 22, Daly received the ball on the touchline and delivered an accurate tap back inside for May to run in from close range.Even with a couple of five-metre lineouts once the clock had ticked past 80 minutes, England couldn’t add to that tally. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pure joy: France celebrate their victory over England at the final whistle (Getty Images) Breakdown in disciplineEngland’s ill-discipline did not help their try-seeking cause. As at Murrayfield in the Calcutta Cup, the breakdown was a big problem area.England tend to stand off at the contact area, committing few numbers, and this allowed France to slow down their ball, if not win a penalty because the Englishman was gripping tightly to the ball when a Frenchman was trying to get his mitts on it.So England failed to get any rhythm in attack as they either couldn’t get quick ruck ball or coughed up possession completely (as well as territory or points on the scoreboard) by conceding penalties.This ‘standing off’ policy at the contact area also meant they did little to disrupt France at the breakdown and it was noticeable that the hosts were able to get quicker ball to their back-line and build phases. This really came to the fore in the second period and France could have scored another try or two.France won nine turnovers to England’s three and Eddie Jones admitted afterwards: “We were beaten at the breakdown and did not have momentum.”Wrapped up: Ben Te’o is double tackled by France, who disrupted England at the breakdown (Getty Images)The penalty counts in this championship will be a growing concern for Jones and his coaching team – and they can’t afford to be so profligate against Ireland next week. It was 16 here in Paris – the most they have conceded under Jones.Interestingly, it is the same trio of match officials – Jaco Peyper, Marius van der Westhuizen and Angus Gardner – in charge of the game at Twickenham, Gardner replacing Peyper with the whistle. Whether that knowledge of how the southern hemisphere triumvirate interpret things will help, it’s difficult to know.But England’s failure to adapt to situations in-game – whether here or at Murrayfield, in defence or attack – does serious damage to their World Cup credentials. They need to be able to think on their feet, not work to a constrained game plan, and we have seen little to show they are capable of that in this championship.Maybe these flaws have been there for a while but have been masked by their winning record under Jones. Either way, they are there for all to see now.Jones is describing this as a “learning period” – and they will need to learn fast with Ireland arriving at Twickenham next Saturday.The weatherAll the talk beforehand was of heavy rain in Paris and how the skills of the two teams would be put under pressure by the wet conditions. As it transpired, the rain stayed away from Stade de France and while the ground was damp it was far better than predicted.Not that these conditions resulted in any flair from either side – but it did mean the supporters were in good spirits given the high temperatures. How refreshing to hear the Stade de France booming with noise given the silence or jeers that have more often punctuated the air in recent years.On target: Maxime Machenaud kicked three first-half penalties for France (Getty Images)Fine lineWhat would have left a dark cloud for some supporters, though, were the €35 fines being handed out at the nearest stations to the stadium. The public transport carnet tickets on offer in Paris are often used by fans to get to Stade de France, but these are now only valid in central Paris and many fans got caught out by ticket inspectors by the exit gates.More signage, especially in English, at the main stations explaining that carnet tickets would not be valid to reach the stadium would have helped to avoid the confusion many fans faced.We recognise the importance of people paying the correct fare but is such a hefty fine necessary? Surely fans could just pay the difference in the price of the two tickets? Instead, many supporters will have endured a far more expensive day out than expected.France – Try: Penalty try. Pens: Machenaud 4, Beauxis. The key talking points from France’s 22-16 win over England in the 2018 Six Nations England – Try: May. Con: Farrell. Pens: Farrell 2, Daly.Be sure to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Save this picture!Courtesy of a2 architetcs+ 8 Share United States 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202987/seaside-house-a2-architects Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. A new seaside holiday house occupies the former site of a longstanding summer chalet with existing private access to a beach. Resonating with the scale and placement of neighbouring mobile homes, two untreated douglas fir timber enclosures rest on a cast concrete podium over a drift geology. Shelter unfolds between parallel wall planes to embrace views east over the Irish Sea and west over potato fields. Save this picture!Courtesy of a2 architetcsRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaWood-Look Porcelain Tiles – SajoniaResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in Luxury Apartments in St Johns WoodBoardsEGGERDrywall Construction Board – Ergo BoardViewed from the upper coastal road the grass roofs assimilate into the patchwork of field enclosure. The plan is anchored by a central terrazzo fireplace and a roof lit spine hallway. A datum at 2.1m extends out to the external terraces forming shelter like the cap of a hat above which a continuous south facing clerestory window spans the living room, tracking the sun from morning to evening. Clerestory glazing internally above the built-in furniture brings reflected sunlight into the timber lined bedrooms and bathrooms. A counter level window in the kitchen affords a panoramic view north to the headland. Save this picture!planA layer of reflective polished terrazzo is laid over the concrete podium and parallel to the horizon in a wave-like rhythm. A coastal garden and raised planter afford privacy to the main bedroom and a sheltered evening terrace enjoys west sun and views of the horizon through the living room. The large seaside family terrace is the focus for daily beach life; a place to gather and enjoy the sun or the shade. Underfloor heating and superinsulation allow year round economic comfort and use.Save this picture!Courtesy of a2 architetcsProject gallerySee allShow less“From Suburb to City” International Summer Academy 2012ArticlesPassive House International Design CompetitionArticles Share Seaside House / A2 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSeaside House / A2 Architects “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Camas, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/202987/seaside-house-a2-architects Clipboard Architects: A2 Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses Seaside House / A2 Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeA2 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCamasHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 27, 2012Cite: “Seaside House / A2 Architects” 27 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787429/juniper-house-the-marc-boutin-architectural-collaborative Clipboard Year: “COPY” 2016 Juniper House / The Marc Boutin Architectural CollaborativeSave this projectSaveJuniper House / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Architects: The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Area Area of this architecture project Engineering:Grant Structural EngineeringArchitect In Charge:Marc BoutinProject Team:Marc Boutin, Sean Knight, Richard CotterCity:CalgaryCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yellow CameraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. This two storey walkout residence for a professional couple in Northwest Calgary negotiates a steeply sloping site with dramatic views of the Foothills and Rocky Mountains. The design was developed in response to both the unique characteristics of the site, and to the clients’ desire for an uncluttered, light filled, and accessible living space.Save this picture!© Yellow CameraThe house addresses the street with a subdued single storey façade, while the private, semi-enclosed courtyard described by the two wings of its L-shaped plan is enveloped by two storey curtain wall designed to take full advantage of the property’s views.Save this picture!North ElevationSave this picture!East ElevationThe plan consolidates the house’s private functions within a maple-clad volume, while its public functions are organized in a series of overlapping social spaces, framed and codified by the use of white lacquered millwork. These two halves of the residence’s program are connected visually across the courtyard space and spatially by a promenade running parallel to both the consolidated block of private spaces and the curtain wall. Save this picture!© Yellow CameraMaterially, the house draws on a limited number of sources: the public skin is comprised primarily of corrugated aluminum with inset planes of cedar at window apertures, while the private faces of the plan are clad in curtain wall glazing. The interior finishes show similar restraint, allowing light and shadow to describe the spaces while providing a complementary environment for the clients’ collection of contemporary art. Save this picture!© Yellow CameraProject gallerySee allShow lessPlaces Journal Explores the Past, Present and Future of Urban SkywaysArticlesFoster + Partners Open Exhibition in London Highlighting Their Industrial Design WorkArchitecture News Share Juniper House / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Photographs: Yellow Camera ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787429/juniper-house-the-marc-boutin-architectural-collaborative Clipboard CopyHouses•Calgary, Canada CopyAbout this officeThe Marc Boutin Architectural CollaborativeOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCalgaryCanadaPublished on May 28, 2016Cite: “Juniper House / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative” 28 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 12 June 2004 | 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. Tagged with: Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More charitable wills are being made, says Charity Monitor The latest survey by Charity Monitor has good news for legacy fundraisers.Charity Monitor’s latest research finds that the percentage of adults in Great Britain claiming to have made Wills has risen to a record high. At 38.5% it is up almost two per cent since the last survey in December 2003 and up about 3.5 per cent since a year ago. Projected onto the UK population this equates to 17.9 million Wills, up 1.5 million since last April and up 660,000 in the first four months of 2004. The new Wills seem to be coming particularly from men, 35-54 year-olds and from the ABs. Advertisement 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Even better is the news that the percentage of those Wills which include at least one charitable bequest has returned to a record level. It was as low as 10% as recently as late 2002 but has now hit 15%. It has not been this high since late 1997. Consequently, by April 2004 almost 6% of GB adults had charitable Wills, up from only 4% a year ago and 4.3% four months previously. The figure was as low as 3% in August 2000. Andrew Papworth, who runs the Charity Monitor, says: “Even allowing for the possibility of sampling variation and a freak result, this looks very promising. The projected numbers are quite mind-boggling in terms of a growing market for fundraisers to aim at. A year ago the figures were indicating that there was a total of about 2 million charitable Wills and now there are about 2.8 million. It’s a great reward for those who have been battling away to make the case for bequests as a method of helping charities.”Papworth expects that the August Charity Monitor will throw further light both on the strength of the turnabout and the types of individuals who are suddenly thinking of charitable bequests in their Wills. The early signs are that it is particularly the over 65s, ABs and men slightly more than women who are making the running.“Assuming the trend is confirmed by future surveys,” said Papworth, “the prospects are very exciting. To have achieved these results either a very high proportion of new Wills must include a charitable bequest or a lot of existing Wills must have been changed (or both). In any case it suggests that it is possible to push the percentage of Wills containing a charitable Will way beyond 15% in the future.”The fieldwork research for the April 2004 survey was carried out between 15 and 20 April 2004.The Charity Monitor was designed and launched by Andrew Papworth for the RNLI fourteen years ago and has been running every four months since then. As well as data about Wills and charitable bequests, the Charity Monitor collects information about the spontaneous and prompted awareness of about thirty major charities, likelihood to give and perceived effectiveness data for a few selected charities, preferences in methods of helping charities and newspaper readerships.For some years the RNLI have allowed Andrew Papworth to syndicate the general data from the Charity Monitor to other charities at about a quarter of the cost of going it alone at full market rates. So far, five major charities have subscribed to the data.
14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 23 October 2008 | News Research into fundraising stewardship has found that it consists of three distinct concepts, delegates were told at Blackbaud’s 2008 Conference for Nonprofits this week.Gordon Michie, director of development at Relationship Marketing, who devised the survey, was presenting his findings. He suggested it was better to think of a ‘Stewardship Spectrum’ which runs from passive through active to proactive stewardship.The results were based on a survey which drew 105 responses.Michie explained: “Passive stewardship is really all about the practice and process of donor care. It’s about getting names and detail right, making sure you thank donors properly, responding to their requests, complying with their wishes and putting as much control of the relationship their way as possible. This is centred on direct marketing techniques and puts very little emphasis on personal one-to-one contact with donors. In fact, it’s debatable whether this is actually ‘stewardship’ according to any accepted definition of stewardship. It is really a traditional customer service or customer care ethos.“As you move along the Stewardship Spectrum, you come to ‘active stewardship’. This emerges naturally from passive stewardship as fundraisers begin to interact with donors and develop two-way relationships. Phone and email have bigger roles, as events. This is where fundraisers start trying to engage with their donors in supporter journeys.“But as you get to the active end, the continuum breaks down. Proactive stewardship is much more about meeting donors, making personal phone calls to them, and arranging events with programme staff. So it’s much more like traditional major donor fundraising. There is far less emphasis on things like raising unrestricted income or minimising attrition as these are things that just don’t have relevance to major donors”.The survey found that 60 per cent of respondents thought there should be a commonly-accepted definition of fundraising stewardship. However, it is people at the proactive end of the Stewardship Spectrum who want this; those at the passive end generally did not think there needs to be a common definition”.Michie was pleased to find that, based on analysis of indicators of stewardship practices, “I was right in my hunch and there the is a role and a place for the phone in stewardship – quite specific roles along particular parts of the Stewardship Spectrum.”Michie concluded that there are different ways to practise stewardship, depending on how involved with a donor you get.“This is probably what a lot of people expected”, he commented, “but it’s good to be able to see some data that backs up that gut feeling”.Last year, Michie published a white paper, “Pretenders to the Steward Throne” in which he called for a common definition of stewardship. “I stand by that call though I am prepared to revise it”, he said. “We don’t need a common definition because, as the Stewardship Spectrum shows, there can’t be a single definition of stewardship. But there is so much confusion around the term that we do need it clarified, because how fundraisers practice stewardship is very different depending on which part of the Stewardship Spectrum they’re on.”Respondents to the survey will receive a full copy of the report later this month. It will then be available as a download from Relationship Marketing’s website:www.relationshipmarketing.org.uk 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 MoreAddThis Survey points to three kinds of fundraising stewardship