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....Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. Following the lead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google, Go Daddy and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $1m donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League and sent a strongly worded memo to staff, quoting Martin Luther King, about the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."However, that the average adult would be happy for 16 per cent of their family estate to go to good causes only serves to highlight how giving we are as a nation. "Legacy donations are the lifeblood of so many vital services that are provided by charities all over the UK. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Inheritance tax: Shock poll reveals pensioners' DESPAIR at not leaving more to children  image
...."However, that the average adult would be happy for 16 per cent of their family estate to go to good causes only serves to highlight how giving we are as a nation. "Legacy donations are the lifeblood of so many vital services that are provided by charities all over the UK. ...
Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:16:34 AM
....Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. Following the lead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google, Go Daddy and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $1m donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League and sent a strongly worded memo to staff, quoting Martin Luther King, about the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday. ...
Bill Gates gives $4.6bn to charity in biggest donation since 2000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:30:31 PM
....3bn of funds, before the latest gift. This latest donation is the biggest charitable gift made anywhere in the world so far this year, overtaking a $3. ...
Co-operative Bank sheds 25,000 current account customers but losses shrink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:25:02 AM
....“This is a great bank,” he added, describing its performance as resilient. He hopes to attract current account customers by offering a donation to homelessness charity Centrepoint. ...
Tesco to end sales of 5p carrier bags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 11:14:58 AM
.... Tesco’s announcement follows a similar move by Sainsbury’s. Money raised from sales of the more expensive bags for life goes towards community projects – similar to other supermarkets’ charity donations after the introduction of plastic bag charging. ...
Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunnel’ image
....Across town in the communist party stronghold of Kaisariani, municipal authorities are already preparing for winter. In the giant 1960s concrete town hall, the social services department has lined up fundraising events, including concerts and theatre performances, to finance food donations that local stores and supermarkets can no longer afford to make. ...
Why is Google spending record sums on lobbying Washington? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:00:18 AM
....So captive, in fact, that Google was able to enlist many of these same legislators in its battle against the European Union, whose antitrust regulators are more willing to call Google a monopoly. As the Guardian reported: “Republican and Democratic senators and congressmen, many of whom have received significant campaign donations from Google totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, leaned on parliament in a series of similar – and in some cases identical – letters sent to key [members]. ...
How a father's tragedy moved the Teamsters to fight an opioid distributor image
.... I was embarrassed of my son,” he told the conference. Bornstein, who is president of his union local in Ohio, appealed for donations to an organisation he founded, Breaking Barriers, to help others addicted to opioids. ...
Guardian Media Group cuts losses by more than a third image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:00 AM
....”. GMG paid £622,000 in charitable donations and gifts in kind to the Guardian Foundation, an increase of more than 10% over the previous year. ...
Cash no longer king as contactless payments soar in UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 05:01:15 AM
....The technology has reached into almost every aspect of our lives. Music fans attending this month’s British Summer Time concerts in London’s Hyde Park were able to pay for a pint with a tap of their plastic, while the Church of England is trialling electronic collection plates in about 40 churches that will have handheld terminals to swipe for donations. ...
City firm Nex to pay back donations made to Tory election candidates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:34:34 PM
. A City business run by a former Conservative party treasurer has agreed to pay back donations made to five of the party’s general election candidates running against Liberal Democrats following a shareholder revolt. ...
Worldpay shareholders should decline its meek merger deal | Nils Pratley image
....Michael Spencer, the chief executive of City broker Nex (the old Icap) and former treasurer of the Conservative party, ought to know better. Corporate donations to political parties were deemed generally unacceptable about two decades ago. ...
Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk image
.... In America the financial lobby has been able to make the Dodd Frank legislation – brought in after the crash to make things safer – all but unworkable. Huge campaign donations helped “financial business-friendly” politicians get elected and re-elected. ...
‘CANCER care has let us down’ Family's battle with NHS treatment funding  image
....  . This has driven them to seek donations to pay privately for the treatment in a bid to prolong Anca’s life now the cancer has spread. ...
One love, one aim … finding the best way to donate to victims of the terror attacks image
....After the terror came goodwill and compassion. As communities in Manchester and London struggled to come to terms with the recent terrorist attacks, there has been an upsurge in donations to help those affected. ...
Still waiting  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:34 PM
....The report shows the countries and organisations that have given the most direct funding to basic education. Despite warning of a "chronic" funding gap for education, the UN report highlights where some donations have increased. ...
Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:03:56 AM
....Broadly, two key factors drove Monday's decision: Qatar's ties to Islamist groups, and to Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional rival. Wealthy individuals in Qatar are believed to have made donations and the government has given money and weapons to hardline Islamist groups in Syria - Qatar says this is not the case. ...
Qatar row: Five countries cut links with Doha image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:13:41 AM
....While Qatar has joined the US coalition against IS, the Qatari government has been forced to repeatedly deny accusations from Iraq's Shia leaders that it provided financial support to IS. However, wealthy individuals in the emirate are believed to have made donations and the government has given money and weapons to hardline Islamist groups in Syria. ...
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou pledges to give half of £2bn fortune to charity image
....Haji-Ioannou, who turned 50 this year, said he would channel his wealth through his philanthropic foundation, which funds projects in places where he has lived and worked. These include scholarships to the London School of Economics and City University and annual donations to the Red Cross and World Wildlife Fund. ...
What's better than a Buffett rule? Labor's Buffett rule by stealth | Greg Jericho image
....The Buffett rule would catch such people and, in theory at least, force them to pay 35% tax on their income. One issue Bowen has with the rule is that while we may dislike the ability for people to reduce their taxable income to zero, society does benefit from some of the ways they do – for example, donations and angel investor funding. ...
KitchenAid well and truly mixes up its customer service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:00:45 AM
....In fact, we have subsequently heard from you that the mixer has been delivered back, repaired, and is apparently working OK. You have made a £15 donation to our membership services to express your thanks. ...
Oil bosses have given £390,000 to Tories under Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:00:43 AM
....Labour, which compiled the figures, said they exposed a cosy relationship between the prime minister and the oil industry. A Conservative spokesman said: “All donations to the Conservative party are properly and transparently declared to the Electoral Commission, published by them, and comply fully with the law. ...
Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian image
....Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity. PM Malcolm Turnbull said the donation was "the biggest single philanthropic gift" in the nation's history, and the largest by a living Australian. ...
Tories receive £50,000 from man questioned by Serious Fraud Office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:12:09 PM
. Theresa May’s election campaign has received a £50,000 donation from a Syrian-born businessman who was recently interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office, according to official data. ...
Tory donor questioned by SFO over corruption claims at Petrofac image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 04:47:44 PM
.... Forbes magazine has calculated Asfari’s worth to be about $970m. A Conservative party spokesman said: “All donations to the Conservative party are properly and transparently declared to the Electoral Commission, published by them, and comply fully with the law. ...
Banks accused of putting lives at risk as charity accounts are shut without notice image
.... The children had been orphaned by HIV and extreme poverty prevented their extended families from offering them a home. The women founded a charity whose UK arm, Upendo UK, sends donations to feed, clothe and educate 56 of these children so that impoverished relatives can afford to take them in. ...
Employers add a ‘cheap place to live’ to list of staff perks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
.... Employers in London and the south-east are increasingly complaining that soaring house prices and rents are making it difficult to recruit and keep hold of talented staff, with younger people in particular being priced out. With this in mind, the Book Trade Charity recently merged with an organisation that has more than 20 flats in Whetstone in the London borough of Barnet, and earlier this year Hachette made a donation that will help fund the complete refurbishment of a block of six flats. ...
Trump under fire over 'huge tax cut for the rich' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:35:17 PM
.... This creates a significant increase in tax for residents of high-tax states such as California and New York. It does leave in place existing tax dedications for charitable donations and home mortgage payments. ...
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:50:10 PM
....His goal is for Wikitribune to offer "factual and neutral" articles that help combat the problem of "fake news". The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters making regular donations. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
....The company also appoints local figureheads to build grassroots support. For example, when Uber was struggling with regulators in Calgary, it recruited the philanthropist and Dragon’s Den star W Brett Wilson as its first driver in a “pop-up” service which offered users free rides if they made a $5 donation to a community charity. ...
Corbyn attacks M&S and other big firms over late supplier payments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:13:04 AM
....He said large corporations were “privileged” by the government in their tax affairs over ordinary people or small businesses. He joked about his own tax return mishap, where he was fined for a late payment, calling it a “donation” to HMRC. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
....Playmob pairs games developers or businesses with a charity and then sets up in-game advertising campaigns. By clicking on links within the game, players can make donations. ...
Which charity website should you use? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 05:59:00 AM
. The spotlight is on charity websites after it emerged that the site raising funds for the family of Keith Palmer, the police office killed in the Westminster attack, had pocketed a large slice of the donations. ...
UK charities fined for data law breaches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:20:45 AM
....But it limited the individual fines to between £6,000 and £18,000 because donors could be unhappy at more punitive fines. "[People] will be upset to learn the way their personal information has been analysed and shared by charities they trusted with their details and their donations," said Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. ...
US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:39:15 AM
....The UNFPA, like other UN agencies, is funded by governments voluntarily. In 2015, it received $979m in donations, with the US being its fourth-largest donor. ...
Tory donor Lycamobile in £26m tax dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
.... And the Conservative party is especially vulnerable. Taking donations from a company subject to this level of doubt as to its true financial position looks unwise. ...
Samsung Electronics chief says sorry for scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 08:42:17 AM
....Mr Lee is currently in jail awaiting trial. Samsung has said it did not pay bribes in the form of donations, but has pledged to improve its corporate governance. ...
Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
....A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....Read Rory's blog in full. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
.... . Ministers have summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on its own ads - including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns - appearing on YouTube. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....Pressure mounted on Google as Isba, an organisation representing British advertisers with hundreds of members, urged the company to overhaul its practices. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:19:32 PM
....There is the suspicion that part of the money from the overcharged contracts with Petrobras was used for bribes and to pay for campaigning. Brazil's electoral court is looking into donations to the Rousseff-Temer campaign in the 2014 election. ...
Samsung chief Lee Jae-Yong on trial for bribery image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... But since his father, Lee Kun-hee, suffered a heart attack in 2014, he is considered de facto boss of the entire Samsung Group conglomerate. He is accused of giving donations worth 41bn won ($36m;£29m) non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms Park. ...
From V-necks to handcuffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:52:51 AM
....Those favours are alleged to include backing for a controversial Samsung merger which paved the way for Mr Lee to become eventual head of the conglomerate, a deal that needed support from the national pension fund. At a parliamentary hearing in December last year, Mr Lee admitted making donations but denied Samsung wanted anything in return. ...
Donations made using PayPal platform may never reach charities, lawsuit says image
. Charitable donations made through PayPal’s Giving Fund platform may never reach their intended recipients, a federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chicago has alleged. ...
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to be indicted on bribery charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:14:00 AM
.... . Samsung is accused of giving donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms Park, in exchange for government favours. ...
Donald Trump, the master of unreality, must be resisted at every turn | Joseph Stiglitz image
....The American Civil Liberties Union, having anticipated that Trump would quickly trample on individual rights, has shown that it is as prepared as ever to defend key constitutional principles such as due process, equal protection, and official neutrality with respect to religion. And in the past month Americans have supported the ACLU with millions of dollars in donations. ...
Bank of England will retain plastic £5 note, despite vegan protests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:11:39 PM
....Satish K Sharma, general secretary of the National Council of Hindu Temples, said he was surprised that the Bank decided to push ahead with production of the £10 note after his meeting with the chief cashier, Victoria Cleland, in January. He described it as a “major blow” – with temples, as charities, relying on financial donations. ...
EpiPen alternative to hit market at more than seven times the price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 11:00:11 AM
....After developing the epinephrine injector Auvi-Q, the pair went on to develop the naloxone injector Evzio. “It’s our hope to play a small role in reversing the tides of hospitalizations and deaths that are plaguing this country,” Eric Edwards told Dr Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr Oz show, in an appearance to promote a donation of 50,000 auto-injectors to US health and human services. ...
Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca founders arrested over bribery scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 03:11:52 PM
....Fonseca also accused the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, of directly receiving money from Odebrecht, Latin America’s largest engineering company. “He [Varela] told me that he had accepted donations from Odebrecht because he could not fight with everyone,” Fonseca said, without giving more details. ...
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:25:33 AM
....Executives from companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Netflix spoke out against the travel ban. Many companies announced donations to civil liberties or refugee rights organizations, and some have announced intentions to support legal challenges to the order. ...
EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:45:08 AM
....While the majority of customers have now been refunded, EE was unable to identify at least 6,905 customers, who have been left around £60,000 out of pocket. The company has made a donation of just under £62,000 to charity in lieu of the payments owed to these customers. ...
10 ways to cut your tax bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 07:00:19 AM
....Higher-rate taxpayers should remember they can invest £15,240 in tax-free Isas each year – in either cash or shares. 4 Claim back some money on charitable donationsIf you are a higher-rate taxpayer and have made gift-aided charitable donations during the year you can claim back the higher-rate tax you have paid. ...
Samsung boss questioned in South Korea corruption probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 02:13:29 AM
.... . The firm is accused of giving donations to several non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of President Park Geun-hye. ...
Ethical gift market helps Oxfam post highest Christmas sales for five years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:01:12 AM
....”. In common with other retailers, Oxfam saw sales of winter clothing increase in November when cooler weather arrived, while a donation drive in September ensured stores had enough second-hand stock to meet demand. ...
South Korea scandal: Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong a suspect image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:33:51 AM
....Samsung heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong is to be interviewed as a suspect in a corruption scandal surrounding the impeached South Korean president. The firm is accused of giving donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of President Park Geun-hye. ...
Samsung execs quizzed over government corruption scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 03:29:40 AM
.... . The firm is accused of giving large donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a close confidante of Ms Park. ...
No need to fret: Metal Hammer magazine saved from closure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:52:55 PM
....Only a handful of staff have been guaranteed jobs in the transition of the TeamRock business, handled by administrators FRP Advisory, although ongoing negotiations could allow more move to Future. The call to help the affected staff attracted support from rock fans from all over the world, with donations from musicians such as Avenged Sevenfold, Black Stone Cherry, Asking Alexandra and Tesseract, while musician Frank Turner set up an auction to raise money for affected staff. ...
Gambling firms charmed MPs ahead of betting review in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 05:37:37 PM
....The increased scrutiny culminated in a government review of betting firms’ social responsibility, including controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), often dubbed the “crack cocaine” of gambling for their addictive nature. The parliamentary register of members’ interests, which details the value of gifts and donations received by politicians, reveals that major bookmakers and horse racing firms quadrupled their efforts to entertain MPs ahead of the review. ...
Tesco cuts price of women's razors so they cost the same as men's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 01:30:16 PM
....Tesco was charging £1 for a pack of five women’s twin-blade razors, twice the price of the men’s equivalent. The Labour backbencher Paula Sherriff, who recently persuaded Boots to trial donation boxes where customers could leave sanitary products for distribution to food banks, put pressure on Tesco to reduce women’s disposable razor prices. ...
The garden shed full of helping hands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 01:09:35 AM
....Team Unlimbited was born. "Everything we do is funded by myself and Stephen and generous donations," said Mr Murray. ...
Charity funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:20:12 AM
....Thousands of charities in the UK may have to rethink the way they raise money from the public, because of new EU regulations. The rules will limit the way charities can contact people for donations and that could affect how much money they can raise. ...
Ikea in $50m settlement over child deaths from falling drawers in US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:12:47 PM
....Lawyers at Feldman Shepherd said the $50m would be split evenly between the families. They added that, as part of the settlement, Ikea had also agreed to make three separate $50,000 donations to hospitals in memories of the children and a $100,000 contribution to a charity focused on child safety. ...
Hospice charity 'locked into fundraising deal that misleads public' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....”. The donations have not so far reached the projected income. ...
Centrica has donated to US climate change-denying thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 06:00:45 AM
....”. Centrica said its donations to the thinktank were entirely unrelated to its stance on the environment. ...
World Bank raises record $75bn to help poorest members image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 02:57:29 PM
....The World Bank has pledged to step up the fight against extreme poverty after announcing that tough negotiations with rich countries have left it with a record $75bn (£60bn) for grants and soft loans to its poorest members over the next three years. Despite budgetary pressures caused by slow growth and austerity, the Washington-based institution said 47 countries had agreed to make donations to the International Development Association – its fund for providing assistance to the least-developed nations. ...
Problem gambling costs UK up to £1.2bn a year, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:00:51 AM
....1% of the adult population are believed to have a gambling problem, according to the report, with the prevalence higher among homeless people, the unemployed and black or Asian people. Marc Etches, the chief executive of GambleAware, which receives donations from the betting industry, said: “Problem gambling is an issue which affects millions of people across Britain each day. ...
City regulator to crack down on crowdfunding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 08:53:42 AM
.... It said it was examining online alternative finance to take account of the UK market’s rapid growth from £1. 7bn of loans, investments and donations in 2014 to £3. ...
Samsung tells South Korea corruption inquiry of 'gift horse' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 04:03:37 AM
.... The panel has no power to punish but its chairman has said the hearing is a place for apology. The conglomerates are all accused of giving large donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a close confidante of Ms Park. ...
GSK's Andrew Witty: the man who sold the world cheaper medicines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
....“We will wait and see whether companies follow or not, but I think it raises the question for companies that may not have considered it and they have to address it,” he says. Last week, for the fifth year running, GSK topped a league table compiled by the Access to Medicines Foundation, which scores the companies on a range of measures, from pricing and donation to research and development. ...
HSBC has closed all the accounts of campaign group and won’t say why image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
.... We currently work with the University of Northampton and recently launched a research arm, Searchlight Research Associates, with many distinguished patrons. We have no overdraft facility – our income comes from occasional grants, donations and subscriptions and is paid in by cheque, standing order or bank transfer. ...
My year of no spending is over – here's how I got through it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:00:24 AM
....Giving up spending for a year was an extreme approach, but the aim was to embrace extreme frugality, shake up my spending habits and overpay my mortgage instead of shopping. I could continue to pay my bills, including mortgages, utilities, broadband, phone bill, charity donations, life insurances, money to help my family and basic groceries. ...
'I worry about money all the time': the Jam reality in Birmingham image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:59:52 AM
....It is not yet clear how they will manage. She forced a smile when each of her children had to take in a £1 donation last Friday for Children in Need, eating into the small pot now set aside for food. ...
South Korean authorities raid Samsung in Park Geun-hye probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:21:19 AM
....5m) to a company co-owned by Ms Choi and her daughter, in return for Ms Park's support for the deal. Samsung was also among several conglomerates that gave millions of dollars to two non-profit foundations owned by Ms Choi, after the latter allegedly pressured them for donations. ...
Talking the talk  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:46:04 AM
....5m (£2m) on refitting two lecture halls to allow students to sit around small tables with screens showing animated simulations to help them visualise concepts. Harvard used a $40m (£32m) donation to experiment with new forms of teaching, including active learning. ...

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