Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) is a leading cement producer in Tanzania. The company produces cement for the local market and for export to countries in Central and East Africa. The company owns, operates and manages cement factories, grinding plants and terminals as well as cement retail and distribution outlets. TPCC markets its cement products under the following brands; Twiga Extra, Twiga Jenja, Twiga Plus and Twiga Ordinary. TPCC was founded in 1959 by Cementia Holdings AG of Switzerland; nationalised in 1973 and privatised in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Scancem International DA, which has been consolidated into Heidelberg Cement Group of the Federal Republic of Germany and is now known as Heidelberg Cement Africa (HC Africa). Heidelberg Cement Africa operates in seven sub-Saharan countries and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d buy Rolls-Royce shares despite the big 2020 loss

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 | More on: RR I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. I’d buy Rolls-Royce shares despite the big 2020 loss Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Nadia Yaqubcenter_img Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’ve been bullish on Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) shares for sometime. Last week the FTSE 100 stock released its 2020 full-year results and I can’t say I was too surprised with what the company reported.I think most of the bad news is out in the open for Rolls-Royce shares. And from here, the company and share price are likely to recover so I’d buy the stock. But here’s what I drew from its recent results.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…Big hit2020 wasn’t a great year for Rolls-Royce. Revenue and profitability took a big hit. In fact, total sales were down 24% to £11.8bn. The company also suffered a £4bn loss over the year, which included a £1.7bn finance charge.To be honest, I’m not shocked by the big negative numbers. Investors knew Rolls-Royce’s situation was struggling last year and understandably so given the pandemic. It’s no surprise to me that the Civil Aerospace division suffered the worst impact. Rolls-Royce’s largest business took a nose-dive because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Its revenue just dried up, which was reflected in the results.But I’ll stop with the negative news now and turn to the reasons why I’d buy Rolls-Royce shares.LiquidityLast year, Rolls-Royce took big steps to improve its liquidity position. It raised money through a rights issue and put further credit facilities in place.So at the end of its 2020 financial year, Rolls-Royce had access to a grand total of £9bn in liquidity, including £3.5bn in cash and £5.5bn in undrawn credit. It expects a cash outflow of £2bn in 2021. This is weighted towards the first half of the year before Rolls-Royce expects cash flow to turn positive at some point in the second half of this year.What I take from this is that the company has enough money to weather the storm in the short term. By my calculations, there’s a wiggle room of £7bn in liquidity provided that things continue as expected.Power Systems & Defence divisionsThe Power Systems and Defence divisions held up well last year. Both businesses accounted for 23% and 29% of Rolls-Royce 2020 full-year revenue respectively.I’ve mentioned this before, but the Defence business provides Rolls-Royce with some revenue stability and visibility. So I’m not surprised, given that revenues took a hit in 2020, that the Defence division accounted for a larger portion of sales. In 2019, this same division only accounted for 20% of revenue.What I think is pleasing to see is that the Defence business has 90% order cover for 2021. The company also predicts steady growth from this division into the medium term.My viewRolls-Royce is highly dependent on the lifting of travel restrictions and the vaccine rollout. Any delays or setbacks mean a further impact to revenue and profitability. This could also place pressure on liquidity and it may need to raise more money, which would be negative for the shares.I recognise that the recovery from the pandemic will take time and I don’t think the dividend will resume any time soon. But I’m still optimistic about the prospects for Rolls-Royce shares. I think the worst is over for the company and hence I’d buy now. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Sundial House / Specht Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Santa Fe, United States Save this picture!© Taggart Sorensen+ 25Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Projects Sundial House / Specht ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSundial House / Specht Architects Sundial House / Specht Architects Manufacturers: Ann Sacks, Bosch, Clopay, Graff, Hafele, Kohler, Miele, Subzero/Wolf, David Gabriel – QPEC, Element, Element C, Heitich, James David, Norine Hayes -Interior Design, Wolf Corp. Santa FeSave this picture!© Casey DunnRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This ridgetop house in Santa Fe is organized around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls. The walls are an element of continuity, linking interior and exterior spaces and the landscape beyond. A narrow skylight runs the entire 125’ length of one of the walls, casting changing shadows on the rough concrete over the span of the day.Save this picture!© Casey DunnSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Casey DunnThe front of the house is set deeply into the earth. You enter through a recessed courtyard and into a cool, private vestibule. An opening cut into one of the concrete walls then leads you into the main body of the house, where panoramic views of the Sangre de Christos mountains are revealed. Although there are large expanses of glass, they are all deeply shaded by cantilevered roof forms that create porches around the perimeter.Save this picture!© Casey DunnThe house enhances a feeling of connection to the site, both physically, and temporally, and provides a true sense of shelter.Save this picture!© Casey DunnProject gallerySee allShow less”Making Problems is More Fun; Solving Problems is Too Easy”: Liz Diller and Ricardo …InterviewsCall for Entries: Affordable Housing Competition in LesothoStudent Competitions Share United States “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901552/sundial-house-specht-architects Clipboard Architects: Specht Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901552/sundial-house-specht-architects Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Taggart Sorensen, Casey Dunn Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Year:  CopyAbout this officeSpecht ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta FeUnited StatesPublished on September 10, 2018Cite: “Sundial House / Specht Architects” 10 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Institute of Fundraising to host face-to-face fundraising summit

first_img 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 | 12 July 2012 | News Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Management PFRA The Institute of Fundraising will this month host a summit of charities who use face-to-face fundraising. The event is being called “to discuss a growing debate about this important income generation technique”.It has been called following recent media coverage of the method, such as the Sunday Telegraph’s investigation into the practices of fundraising company Tag Campaigns.Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute, said: “Recently the media has highlighted cases where potential donors have been approached by fundraisers who seemingly fail to meet the exacting standards that we insist on. This has led to a wider debate about the value of face-to-face fundraising as a technique at all.“It is vital for fundraisers to maintain the public’s trust and confidence. Now would seem to be a good time to take a step back, review the public’s experience of face-to face fundraising, its financial importance to the sector, and whether there are steps that we should be taking as the sector, or as the Institute, to ensure high standards are complied with and the public’s trust and confidence is maintained.”The Face-to-face fundraising summit will take place in London on 23 July and will be by invitation only to selected charity directors of fundraising.At the announcement of the event, there were no plans to invite the face-to-face self-regulatory body the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) or the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB). An Institute spokesperson explained: “We have decided to limit the summit to include only Directors of fundraising who are members of the IoF so there can be full and frank discussions in an “in house” atmosphere. After the Summit we will be looking at what actions we need to take and fully involve the wider fundraising community.”www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk  40 total views,  2 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 Institute of Fundraising to host face-to-face fundraising summitlast_img read more

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first_img Organisations working with London’s homeless in innovative ways can now enter the annual Andy Ludlow Awards. Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate good practice among organisations tackling homelessness in new and groundbreaking ways.  Social landlords, borough housing departments and health and voluntary organisations across the capital are all eligible to apply.The outright winner will receive £30,000, second prize £15,000, third prize £10,000 Advertisement Winners in previous years include Streetwise Opera, The London Pathway and Hearthstone.The awards are funded by the London Housing Foundation, Shelter and all of the London boroughs.  London Councils runs the awards on their behalf.The awards were established in 1999 in memory of Andy Ludlow, former director of Housing and Social Services in the London Borough of Haringey.The closing date for entries is noon on 16 May 2013. The awards ceremony will take place on 17 October 2013.www.andyludlowawards.org.uk/./guidancenotesPhoto: house key by Akinina Olena via Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entries open to Howard Lake | 15 April 2013 | News  5 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

Localgiving raises £1.6m for local charities through national Grow Your Tenner campaign

first_imgThe 2012 Grow Your Tenner campaign raised £1.2m.Localgiving have produced an infographic summarising the 2014 Grow Your Tenner campaign. Howard Lake | 8 January 2015 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Digital Localgiving matched givingcenter_img  122 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Localgiving, the online giving and support network for local charities and community groups, raised £1.3m for small local charities across in the UK in its two-month Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign. The total is expected to raise to £1.6m after 18 months.Over 1,200 small, local charities have received donations from 16,000 people who donated online in response to the Government-backed campaign.The match fund was provided by the Government’s Office for Civil Society and a private philanthropist. As the campaign’s name suggests, the first £10 of donations was doubled.New donors recruited, and new direct debitsLocalgiving reports that 81% of the charities involved received donations from new donors. In addition, 88% of charities said that they had achieved some or all of their fundraising goals.During the campaign over 4,000 monthly direct debits were set up, helping to ensure charities will receive regular support in the future.In addition, Localgiving estimates that it helped charities save 150 working days of administrative time by processing Gift Aid on their behalf.Stephen Mallinson, CEO of Localgiving said:“The success of the campaign proves that match funding is a viable solution to a very real social problem. The fact is that currently only seven per cent of all donations go to small charities, despite the fact that they are in need of real financial support. With funding streams drying up, matching online donations through campaigns such as Grow Your Tenner maximises people’s giving and helps small charities to fundraise effectively.“The legacy of the project is to ensure that these groups continue to make the most of their fundraising efforts, reach out to new donors online and develop a robust and sustainable funding model so that they may continue to provide their services in the future.” Advertisement Localgiving raises £1.6m for local charities through national Grow Your Tenner campaignlast_img read more

Product Giving Alliance launches to help businesses donate goods & services during pandemic

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: COVID-19 Donated goods “Businesses have stepped up during this crisis, donating enough stock for FareShare to double the amount of food we get onto the plates of those in need. But we know that when the restrictions are lifted many more people will face financial insecurity. Giving surplus or donated products, or offering up valuable staff time and expertise will continue to be a smart, cost-effective way for businesses to make a big impact in the communities in which they operate.” Melanie May | 22 May 2020 | News Charity Digital, FareShare, In Kind Direct and International Health Partners have formed the Product Giving Alliance to encourage more British businesses to make donating goods and services a key part of their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.With in-kind gifts and donations of food, medical supplies, hygiene and cleaning products, software and specialist support in demand from frontline charities, the organisations expect this need to remain high in the aftermath of the crisis with more people facing financial hardship, and charities under increased strain.In the last year alone, Charity Digital, FareShare, In Kind Direct and International Health Partners estimate that together, the value of goods and services they provided to charities supporting vulnerable people was worth more than £59m.The Product Giving Alliance members will work in partnership to meet the needs of the voluntary sector, both during the coronavirus pandemic and longer term, by helping manufacturers and retailers donate products and services across all sectors, and signposting charities to what they need to keep delivering their services, whether it is software, food, medical or household supplies.The alliance aims to give businesses confidence their donations will deliver measurable social impact, and highlight the environmental benefits of donating surplus stock, instead of sending it to landfill or recycling.International Health Partners CEO, Adele Paterson, said:“Encouraging businesses to consider donating goods and services, and streamlining that process as far as possible will make a real difference to the charities Product Giving Alliance members supply, and to the millions of vulnerable people, in the UK and abroad, who rely on those organisations for support.”FareShare CEO, Lindsay Boswell, said: Advertisement  721 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  720 total views,  2 views today Product Giving Alliance launches to help businesses donate goods & services during pandemic 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

Farm Expo Continues Growth and Improvement in 2019

first_img SHARE The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, born from the ashes of the Indiana/Illinois Farm Equipment Show in 2018, continues to improve and expand with a successful event in 2019. Its three-day run at the Indiana State Fairgrounds recorded a significant increase in attendance, new exhibitors and events, a redesigned exhibit floor, and an upgraded look and feel. “This is the best this show has been in a long time,” noted one long time exhibitor.Despite adverse winter weather on opening day, total attendance increased by 28% over the 2018 show reaching 4065 attendees. “This is particularly exciting given the current state of the farm economy,” said Gary Thoe, with Mid-Country Media, part owner of the event. “We would have hit our goal of 5,000 if we had not had a snow storm on opening day.” The Expo began registering all attendees in 2018 to get a more accurate number.Several new Expo features proved to be very popular including a free opening day breakfast for attendees and exhibitors; free parking vouchers for those who pre-registered online or clipped them from Farm World Newspaper; a second, free, coffee shop area; and a bigger grand prize drawing. A redesigned show floor provided better traffic flow, and a new decorating scheme gave the Expo a fresh look.Recover, Renew, and Innovate was the theme of the 2019 Expo, reflecting the very difficult growing season most farmers experienced. The free, seminar series focused on equipping producers with the knowledge and skills they need to profit in 2020. “Those who came to the Expo are glad to have survived 2019 and are determined to do what is needed to profit in 2020,” said Gary Truitt, President of the Expo and organizer of the seminar series. “New tools and new technology will allow them to farm more productively, efficiently, and sustainably.”Many of those attending the Expo expressed optimism that 2020 would be a better year for their operation and for the farm economy than the past two years have been.“This is a relationship show. You get a chance to spend time and build relationships with customers,” said Erika Jeffries, with Seed Genetics Direct. Similar sentiment was expressed by other exhibitors about the slower pace and more casual nature of the Expo compared to larger, more crowded events. The Expo also provided a bit of levity with a selfie station featuring an “I survived farming in 2019” sign and a visit by Santa Claus.Agricultural media coverage of the Expo was extensive with two farm radio networks and three leading radio stations all broadcasting from the Expo. Farm World Newspaper, WRTV Channel 6, Inside Indiana Business, and Indiana Public Broadcasting also covered the event. Two social media reporters employed by the Expo posted dozens of photos and videos from the Expo on a number of social media platforms.Show manager Toni Hodson reports that exhibitor renewals are running very strong for the 2020 Expo, with some asking for larger spaces. American Family Insurance, the presenting show sponsor, has committed to return for the 2020 show with an even bigger and more exciting prize package. Details on the 2020 show will appear soon on the Expo website: www.indianafarmexpo.com.The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo is a production of Midwest Ag Events, LLC, a joint venture of Hoosier Ag Today and Mid-Country Media. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Expo Continues Growth and Improvement in 2019 Previous articleExpectations High for US Ag Export Growth in 2020Next articleAssistance Available in Making Your ARC/PLC Decision Hoosier Ag Today Farm Expo Continues Growth and Improvement in 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 5, 2020 last_img read more

Attacks on three Maracaibo media amid continuing tension in run-up to election

first_img Follow the news on Venezuela News Organisation News VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further August 25, 2020 Find out more With just four months to go to a 7 October election in which President Hugo Chávez is being challenged by former Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles, journalists continue to be the targets of physical violence and there has been a worrying new development in the form of armed attacks on news media buildings.“We note that the recent attacks are being investigated, but we are still very worried by the intensity of the violence in the run-up to the October presidential election,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Such extreme polarization affects not only freedom of information but also journalists’ basic freedom of movement. Normal election coverage could prove to be impossible if the following emergency measures are not taken.”Reporters Without Borders recommends the following three emergency measures:- That all physical attacks on news media and journalists linked to the elections should be handled by a single court, which operates in consultation with media and journalists’ organizations of all political colours.- A solemn undertaking to respect freedom of information should be given jointly by the candidates and their staff, an undertaking to ensure that their supporters fully respect journalists as they go about their work.- All the media, especially the broadcast media, should undertake to provide the fairest possible coverage of political debates and the fairest possible allocation of space and air-time to the candidates.Three media have been the targets of armed attacks in Maracaibo, the capital of the western state of Zulia. The first was a grenade attack on the daily Qué Pasa on 29 May which damaged its facade. In the second, just a few hours later, 14 gunshots were fired at Catatumbo TV’s headquarters by men in a pickup. In the latest incident, shots were fired from a pickup at the headquarters of the daily Versión Final on 3 June. Fortunately there were no injuries in any of the attacks.The management of all three news media said they thought the attacks were a direct reprisal for their editorial policies. The Forensic and Criminal Investigation Division (CICPC), which is handling the investigations, is working on this hypothesis. Catatumbo TV’s coverage of the recent violence in Maracaibo’ Sabaneta prison may have been the motive in its case.Coverage of a wave of riots and violence in Venezuelan prisons is thought to have been behind the anonymous threat that María Isoliett Iglesias (photo) of the daily El Universal received in 1 June, “warning” her that she would soon be the target of an “ambush.” With the support of the National Journalists’ Association (CNP) and the National Press Workers’ Union (SNTP), she filed a complaint with the Victims Protection Unit on 5 June.Stigmatized by both sidesThese latest attacks and threats have exacerbated existing tension resulting from a series of physical attacks on reporters in the field, who are being branded as partisan on the basis of the media they work for. Those employed by state media are accused of being pro-government. Those working for privately-owned media are assumed to be pro-opposition.Telesur reporter Jordán Rodríguez and cameraman Claybord Saint Jhons were attacked by a group of individuals on 8 May outside La Planta prison, near Caracas, where a riot was taking place. The only reason for the assault was the fact that they work for Telesur. At the same time, National Guard members seized and damaged the equipment of reporter Guillermo Colina and cameraman Luis Reaño, who work for privately-owned Globovisión.Two days later, Danny Vargas, a cameraman with the leading state TV station, Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), was physically attacked while covering a rally held by opposition presidential candidate Capriles in the western state of Barinas. In a similar incident, Oneiver Rojas, a cameraman working for the privately-owned TV station Televen, was attacked after a Capriles campaign appearance in the eastern state of Anzoátegui on 17 April because he was mistaken for a VTV cameraman. Newscenter_img Receive email alerts New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks on three Maracaibo media amid continuing tension in run-up to election Help by sharing this information VenezuelaAmericas Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

AppDirect Launches System Integrator Partner Program

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– AppDirect®, the leading subscription commerce platform company, today announced the launch of its System Integrator Partner Program to empower system integrators with support and capabilities to guide customers through digital transformation journeys and remove the complexity of subscription commerce. The new program builds on AppDirect’s robust platform, providing system integrators (SIs) with tools to help accelerate time to market with new digital sales strategies, achieve faster ROI, and unlock new value from a rapidly growing market. Support includes referral fees, technical and sales training, documentation, platform sandboxes and access to co-marketing materials. SoftServe, a leading digital consulting company, is the first partner to join the program. “SoftServe is excited to join AppDirect’s partner program. AppDirect’s unique focus and differentiating capabilities for the digital economy including subscriptions, services, and partner monetization all align with SoftServe’s vision and is a needed capability we hear from our clients,” said David White, Vice President of Digital Platforms at SoftServe. “SoftServe’s service delivery capabilities are a great match for AppDirect customers throughout their digital transformation while helping to monetize their entire ecosystem.” AppDirect’s commitment to supporting its system integrator partners is also driven by the value this will provide to existing and new customers. With more diverse expertise and specialization, existing customers will have access to more vertical- and regional-specific advisors. AppDirect also sees this as an opportunity to reach new customers and markets globally and provide even more hands-on guidance with planning, implementation and management of marketplace services, supplementing its own services offering. “System integrators are essential partners for enterprises as they navigate an increasingly complex digital world where IT has to be seamlessly integrated and automated to gain competitive advantage,” said Daniel Saks, co-founder and co-CEO of AppDirect. “With our new partner program, AppDirect provides the connective tissue for SIs to support complex subscription commerce initiatives with an open, agnostic, and extensible platform.” For more information about the AppDirect SI Partner Program, visit the AppDirect website to register for an upcoming webinar on February 16th, 2021. About AppDirect AppDirect offers a subscription commerce platform that removes the complexity of building a recurring business model. Sell any product, through any channel, on any device—as a service. Our platform opens up endless opportunities for commerce innovation, giving businesses the freedom to grow. We power millions of subscriptions worldwide for organizations like Jaguar Land Rover, Comcast, Sage, Keller Williams, ADP, and Deutsche Telekom. ©2021 AppDirect, Inc. AppDirect is a registered trademark of AppDirect, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005285/en/ CONTACT: Madeline Mains [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY ONLINE RETAIL RETAIL OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: AppDirect, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005285/en Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 AppDirect Launches System Integrator Partner Program Facebook Previous articleLinc Launches New Omnichannel Pickup Assistance & Orchestration Digital Worker to Provide a Best-In-Class Order Support SolutionNext articleBurgex Mining Consultants Nails Covid’s Impact on 2020 US Aggregate Production Estimate Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more