JJB warns it may breach debt facilities

first_imgThursday 2 December 2010 7:11 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 Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com JJB SPORTS warned yesterday it could breach the financial covenants of its £25m revolving credit facility with Bank of Scotland (BoS) by the end of January next year citing continued difficult trading conditions as the main reason.The trading statement comes less than a month after the firm, which employs 6,300 staff nationwide, put out a profit warning for the full-year blaming poor sales numbers and promotional activity. At the time it warned that much would depend on Christmas and New Year sales picking up. The company said it was actively engaged in constructive discussions with BoS and their advisers in relation to the testing of the financial covenants and more generally in relation to the future financing of the business.JJB said trading conditions had remained extremely challenging since it issued the profit warning adding like-for-like sales had remained below expectations. The company said it expected sales to also be affected by the continuing adverse weather conditions. It added that even with two months of important trading remaining of its financial year, which included the Christmas shopping period as well as New Year sales, the outlook for the full-year remained uncertain. JJB said it was exploring further business restructuring options and considering alternative sources of finance, adding BoS continued to be supportive of the actions the management were taking. JJB’s shares plunged as much as a third to a 23-month low of 3.9p yesterday, finally closing 18 per cent lower at 4.7p as analysts warned investors to expect a deeply discounted rights issue little more than a year after the firm’s last cash call for £100m. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content whatsapp JJB warns it may breach debt facilities last_img read more

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Conoco earnings fall short of Wall St expectations

first_img whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Conoco earnings fall short of Wall St expectations Wednesday 27 April 2011 7:51 pm Sharecenter_img CONOCOPHILIPS yesterday reported higher first-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations as its oil and gas production and refining results disappointed.Conoco’s production, which missed the company’s and Wall Street’s targets, was hurt by civil unrest in Libya, a temporary shutdown of the Trans Alaska Pipeline system in January and asset sales, Conoco said.Oil and gas output in the quarter was 1.7m barrels oil equivalent (BOE) per day, down about seven per cent from a year earlier. Analysts at Barclays Capital had expected output of 1.74m BOE per day.The company had a profit of $3bn (£1.8bn), or $2.09 per share, compared with $2.1bn, or $1.40 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Luxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Betway sets sponsorship record with West Ham renewal

first_img Online gambling operator Betway has extended its sponsorship deal with English Premier League football club West Ham United, in an agreement that represents a record partnership for both parties.The deal will run for six years, with Betway to retain its role as principal partner of West Ham.Betway, which has been working with the club since 2015, will also continue to benefit from branding placement on the front of players’ jerseys, as well as on all adult replica shirts.In addition, Betway and West Ham will work together on a series of fan-focused initiatives, building on the success of other projects such as the Betway Academy, Betway Fan Taxi and West Ham Supermarket Sweep.“West Ham are a club with one of the most passionate fan bases in the game, who we have built up a strong relationship with by giving them some unforgettable experiences and memories,” Betway CEO, Anthony Werkman, said. “This is something we are wholly committed to and we are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the club.”West Ham vice-chairman, Karen Brady, added: “After working together successfully for four years, this is a new, long-term, record-breaking commercial deal for the club, which shows the faith that Betway has in West Ham United and our iconic global identity which has seen us recognised as one of the world’s biggest football brands.“We look forward to continuing to work with Betway as we embark on the next chapter for our great club, and we will use this partnership as a platform for success, both on and off the pitch.” Marketing & affiliates 24th May 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Online gambling operator Betway has extended its sponsorship deal with English Premier League football club West Ham United, in an agreement that represents a record partnership for both parties. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betway sets sponsorship record with West Ham renewallast_img read more

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Caesars to complete William Hill acquisition by 1 April

first_imgWilliam Hill said Caesars expects any remaining approvals to be obtained from the relevant US gaming authorities and other gambling regulators on or about 23 March. In September 2020, Caesars lodged a bid worth £2.9bn (€3.39bn/$4.03bn) to acquire the entire issued and to-be issued share capital of William Hill that it does not already own. Caesars had previously said it had hoped to complete the acquisition during the second quarter of 2021, and an update published today (10 March) by William Hill suggests this timetable is on track. 10th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Caesars expects to complete its proposed acquisition of William Hill by 1 April after the bookmaker confirmed all necessary regulatory approvals should be obtained in the coming weeks. The agreement, which was approved by William Hill shareholders in November, will see Caesars purchase William Hill’s 1.08bn shares for £2.72 each. Caesars said it plans to retain William Hill’s US betting arm, with the rest of the business set to be sold. Tags: Caesars William Hill Caesars to complete William Hill acquisition by 1 April AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Apollo Global had also put forward an offer to acquire William Hill, but the bookmaker’s board unanimously agreed to approve the Caesars deal in September. Email Address The acquisition follows Caesars’ acquisition by Eldorado Resorts in a $17.3bn reverse-merger deal, putting 55 casinos under the operator’s control. Topics: Strategy M&A In anticipation, Caesars and William Hill have scheduled a Scheme Court Hearing, at which the court will be asked to sanction the acquisition. The hearing will take place on 30 March. Regions: UK & Ireland US M&A Should the court approve the deal, and Caesars and William Hill satisfy all other required conditions, then the acquisition is expected to complete on 1 April. William Hill’s shares would then be cancelled on 6 April, in line with the terms of the deal.last_img read more

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Cricket Business : Sri Lanka Cricket gets new beverage partner, signs…

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Facebook Twitter Cricket Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has tied up with My Cola Beverages  as their official “Carbonated Beverages Partner”. The agreement with the local cola company will be for 3 years. SLC since March has been tendering for its media rights and team sponsorships. Due to the impact of Covid19, the tenders have been postponed multiple times. The category of Beverages Partner was not part of the tendering process.Also Read: Cricket : Sri Lanka Cricket denies any knowledge of ‘UVA Premier League’, calls it… Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCricketCricket NewsMy ColaMy Cola BeveragesSLC NewsSri Lanka Cricket SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 31st May (today), Check list of rewards & Redeem SiteUndoSLC gets new beverage partnerUnder this partnership, the sponsors are scheduled to make some significant investments towards the promotion of the game in the country. In return, they will have the privilege of engaging in sale, distribution, dispensation, and service of Carbonated Beverages to all players, event attendees, officials, guests, and VIP’s hospitality enclosures, accredited journalists, Media persons, and TV crew at all matches involving SLC’s participation.“We are happy and delighted to have My Cola Beverages as our Carbonated Beverage Partner at this crucial juncture of time. We are extremely thankful to them for coming up to support Sri Lanka Cricket which is passionately followed by the cricket-loving public from across the world.” said Mohan de Silva, Secretary SLC. Cricket Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Latest Sports News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo “With the country returning to normalcy after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic halting all types of competition, this is a significant moment for us to get them as sponsors and march towards promoting the game to greater heights,” he further added.“It is a significant milestone for our 16-year history to be appointed as the official Carbonated Beverage Partner of SLC, which is the only International Brand of Sri Lankan origin. We consider it a reward for our tireless efforts in the recent past to develop a range of beverages of delightful flavours and quality on par with International brands,” added Sharm Fernando, Executive Director/ CEO of My Cola BeveragesMy Cola Beverages with almost over 16 years of existence in the beverage industry in the country, will have a unique opportunity in popularising and marketing their wide range of products with a sport which has earned the top recognition in the International arena. By Kunal Dhyani – July 2, 2020 Cricket center_img Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Cricket PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Cricket Business : Sri Lanka Cricket gets new beverage partner, signs up with My Cola BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Previous articleCricket : Sri Lanka Cricket denies any knowledge of ‘UVA Premier League’, calls it ‘paper tournament’Next articlePremier League Live : Arsenal beats Norwich, West Ham shocks Chelsea Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Standard Chartered Bank Plc HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is a leading financial services company providing products and services in three key segments: corporate and institutional banking (CIB), retail banking and commercial banking. The financial institution has a national footprint with 25 branches and four electronic banking centres located in the Copperbelt, Lusaka, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western Provinces. The CIB division provides corporate clients with solutions for trading, corporate finance, loans, trade finance, cash management, deposits and treasury. The Retail division services personal, priority and business clients; providing solutions for transactional accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans, and investment service. The Commercial division manages mid-sized companies that fall between CIB and Retail banking. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank Group which is an international financial services conglomerate, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Riaan Viljoen’s 62m monster penalty for Griquas

first_imgThursday Jul 17, 2008 Riaan Viljoen’s 62m monster penalty for Griquas As we saw earlier in the week with the big hits on Ross Skeate, giant killers Griquas pulled off a memorable win against the much fancied Western Province (Stormers in the Super 14) on the weekend in Kimberley. The game ended 21-20 in favour of the home team, which came in part thanks to a kick of mammoth proportions from young fullback Riaan Viljoen. Regular kicker Conrad Barnard had a shocker, missing four out of five, so young Viljoen stepped up and took over, slotting all three of his kicks on the day. Kick number two, close to the touch line about 40m out, sailed over easily from a two step run-up. Western Province regained the lead through Willem De Waal, but then with less than ten minutes left in the game, shortly after a massive hit from Gcobani Bobo, a penalty was awarded well inside the Griquas ten meter line. Viljoen had no hesitation, and confidently blasted the ball over for this incredible 62-meter kick that reclaimed the lead for his team, and in the end, was the difference between winning and losing. Griquas captain Herkie Kruger, delighted with the win after going into the match as underdogs, had only one thing to say about the kick after the game. “It was a monster of a kick.” ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. ‘I’d pent-up frustration, a lot I probably didn’t realise’: Marcus Watson’s emotional Wasps return Set to turn 30 later this month, Marcus Watson had an early birthday present last weekend when he finally made it back into the Wasps XV. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Riaan Viljoen’s 62m monster penalty for Griquas | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Blues vs Hurricanes – Super Rugby Highlights Round 5

first_imgWednesday Mar 28, 2012 Blues vs Hurricanes – Super Rugby Highlights Round 5 The opening game of the round was a classic as the Blues thought they had things under control at 25-19 up with little time left, but the Hurricanes had other ideas. Young Beauden Barrett’s break set up the try for Conrad Smith, before he converted it to take the 26-25 last minute win.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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UK should act now to become leading centre for international philanthropy

first_img“The pandemic has challenged global philanthropy and social investment efforts, whilst highlighting important social and sustainability issues that need to be supported. The market is significant and growing, and there are real opportunities for the UK to lead the way, both domestically and internationally. Many of the components are already in place, and with a coordinated effort to build on these, the UK can become a global centre of excellence for philanthropists and social investors.” Melanie May | 12 February 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 A new report is calling for the UK Government, HMRC, the Charity Commission and civil society to act now to position the UK as the leading centre for international philanthropy and social investment.The report, The UK as a Centre of Excellence for International Philanthropists and Social Investors, is by the Beacon Collaborative, supported by City Bridge Trust (the City of London Corporation’s charity funder) and EY. It is based on research and 40 interviews with experts, including international philanthropists, lawyers, accountants, wealth managers, regulators and policy officials, and also takes a comparative look at five other centres (the US, Switzerland, Singapore, Jersey and the Netherlands).It shows the UK’s strengths as a strategic base for global philanthropists and social investors, and examines how it can bolster its position, pointing to an opening for the UK post-Brexit and at a time when Covid-19 is shining a spotlight on domestic and cross-border philanthropy. Based on calculations which size the global market at around £180billion, the report makes nine recommendations for action to strengthen further the UK’s position as a centre for philanthropy.These include:● Amending the Finance Act 2010 to apply UK equivalency regime to charities beyond many European jurisdictions (this would enable overseas charities to enjoy the same tax advantages as UK domestic charities)● Investing in the UK’s Charity Commission and HMRC to support international philanthropists to set up a UK foundation and/ or donate money to UK charities.● Appointing a “Philanthropy Commissioner” and an International Philanthropy and Social Investment Council.● Investing more to promote the unique incentives of Gift Aid and Social Investment Tax Relief internationally.● Considering how the Honours system might be used to encourage international philanthropy in the UK.Cath Dovey, report author and Co-Founder of Beacon Collaborative, commented:“There is an enormous opportunity for the UK to become a hub for wealthy individuals who want to support positive global change. Both Brexit and Covid-19 have caused challenges and uncertainty, but have also highlighted the importance of global collaboration to tackle global issues. We think that more overseas donors could be encouraged to set up foundations in the UK, supporting international needs as well as supporting UK charities and causes. The UK is a world-class financial and cultural centre, and in the future, can become the world-leading philanthropy centre.”Keith MacDonald, Head of Wealth Management, EY, also commented, saying: Advertisement 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.center_img UK should act now to become leading centre for international philanthropy  341 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy researchlast_img read more

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Philadelphia protesters hit school privatization plans

first_imgCommunity blocks traffic to protest school privatization in Philadelphia, Feb. 21.WW photo: Betsey PietteHundreds of students, parents, school workers and community activists protested at a meeting of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission against its plan to close 29 of the city’s 249 schools and privatize many more.Around 100 demonstrators, mainly students, took over the Feb. 21 hearing, after marching into the meeting with bullhorns and signs chanting, “Our children are not for sale!” They held placard-size pictures of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, whom protesters say are behind the commission’s privatization plans.Chanting, “The SRC is not for me!” protesters then left the building and marched onto heavily traveled North Broad Street. Hundreds more joined them there, bringing traffic in both directions to an immediate halt.The Feb. 21 event opened three days of formal hearings on the school closings. At several previous public meetings at schools slated for closure, angry students and parents denounced the SRC representatives’ plan. Many called the plan racist, noting that most schools slated for closure are in Black and Latino/a neighborhoods. The vote on the plan is scheduled for March 7.Members of unions representing school employees, including the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and Service Employees union 32BJ, representing blue-collar workers, took part in the protests. The SRC plan calls for laying off teachers, nurses and other support staff, and outsourcing the jobs of 2,500 unionized custodians, bus drivers and cafeteria workers.Money behind SRC plansWW photo: Betsey PietteNo matter how many of Philadelphia’s public schools end up on the chopping block, one thing is clear: A handful of powerful wealthy individuals and corporations — not the communities most impacted — are making the decisions affecting these schools and the future of education in Philadelphia.The SRC consists of five appointed individuals — two by the city and three by the state. Corbett, who has majority control over SRC seats, has eliminated billions of dollars in state funding for public schools. The largest contributor to Corbett’s 2010 election campaign just happened to be Vahan Gureghian, founder of Charter School Management Inc., which runs 150 charter schools in nine states.The SRC answers to big money, not to the Philadelphia City Council and clearly not to the people. In February 2012, it voted to spend more than $1.4 million to hire the Boston Consulting Group for five weeks’ work to design a plan to “decentralize” Philadelphia schools — in other words to privatize them. Again, there was no public input in the decision.To cover their tracks in case the public asked how a “cash-strapped” district could afford this outrageous sum, the SRC sought private foundation funding to pick up this tab. United Way of Southern Pennsylvania and the William Penn Foundation, claiming the money came from anonymous donors, raised $2.7 million to pay the BCG for their plan.The BCG plan initially recommended closing up to 60 schools and threatened outsourcing to extract $100 million in concessions from unionized workers. While the BCG plan will butcher district schools, it does nothing to eliminate an alleged $218 million deficit.William Penn Foundation also gave $15 million to the anti-public-school Philadelphia School Partnership, whose board member, Janine Yass, was one of the private donors who helped the foundation pay for the BCG study. Her spouse, Jeffrey Yass, is a big funder of anti-public school campaigns.SRC member Feather Houstoun is a former president of William Penn. SRC chair Pedro Ramos sits on the board of United Way. Sanjeev Midha, a trustee on the board of KIPP Philadelphia (online charter schools), is a BCG partner. While suggesting the SRC should fire public school teachers based on test scores, the BCG promotes online schools, which ­often have the lowest student test scores and the lowest teachers’ pay.The $3 billion BCG has a long history of work on behalf of the ruling class. Several wealthy and right-wing individuals, including Mitt Romney, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and hedge fund manager John Paulson, are former BCG members. BCG took advantage of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina to privatize schools in New Orleans and tried to resegregate schools in North Carolina in 2007.The U.S. government paid BCG $7 million during the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler for consultation that resulted in drastic wage cuts and layoffs for unionized workers. Today BCG is spearheading efforts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service and eliminate rural delivery.In December, several community groups, including Parents United for Public Education and the NAACP, filed a complaint with the city’s Board of Ethics charging that the foundations failed to register as lobbyists after making payments to BCG to influence SRC decisions. In February, the William Penn Foundation appeared to retaliate by suspending grant payments to city-related agencies.Philadelphia students, parents, school workers and the community at large have attended meetings and held demonstrations against this outright theft of public schools. Another possible step could be to organize people’s assemblies to demand community control and to occupy the schools to keep them open.We don’t need to settle for crumbs. As the students’ chants said: “If we fight we can win!”S. Williams contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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