AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis If the Commission does not hear that the charities listed are active or should retain the funds, then it will direct that the charities’ money to be transferred to another charity with similar charitable objects. As such, the project could prove a source of an unexpected windfall to a charity with similar objects or working in the same area. Tagged with: Finance 30 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two more charities added to Charity Commission’s dormant accounts list The Charity Commission has published two new additions to its list of inactive charities whose assets it proposes to transfer to another relevant charity.The two charities are the Cleveland-based Middlesbrough Nebuliser Library and The Deaf Evangelical Fellowship. If you have any interests in these charities then you should contact the Charity Commission before 22 July 2004. Interested parties can include people who use, or who may use, the charity’s services; individuals or organisations that donate funds or other resources to the charity; and local authorities (councils) in whose area the charity operates.The Charity Commission’s Dormant Accounts project is designed to identify dormant accounts held by or for charities, the money in which could be made available for other related charity work. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 April 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Dick Advocaat is refusing to contemplate an extended stay at Sunderland until he has completed his survival mission. The 67-year-old Dutchman was parachuted in with nine games of the season remaining as the Black Cats rolled up their sleeves for a second successive battle to stay in the top flight. Six games into his reign, head coach Advocaat has collected 10 of the 18 points on offer, but has still not managed to edge the club over the finishing line ahead of Saturday’s home clash with in-form Leicester. However, despite being installed as the bookmakers’ favourite – West Ham’s Sam Allardyce appears second in the list, although he is understood not to be a contender – to secure the job beyond the confines of his current contract, the former Holland boss will not even consider the matter until the battle is completed. He said: “I think it’s better to wait until after next weekend.” Gus Poyet’s replacement would receive popular support if he were to indicate his continuing availability after dragging the club back from the brink with successive victories over Southampton and Everton after a derby win against Newcastle and a point at Stoke. However, he modestly insists that even if the club does book a place in next season’s Premier League, his contribution will only have been part of the equation. He said: “If we stay up, then that’s the success of the club, for everybody who works for the club, and we are part of that. “I have to be very fair to the players, the way they train, the way they work during the games. We are very positive about that so in that way, I have no complaints at all about the players. “Enjoyment is helped by winning games. That means the work you are doing is more enjoyable than when you lose. “The last six games have been rather good, winning three games and one draw. We have only lost two. The performances and the results are okay, but we still have to do it, and that’s the reason we are here.” Press Association Sunderland will have to turn in another good performance if they are to get any change out of Leicester with the Foxes having won six of their last seven games in a remarkable fightback. Advocaat admits he did not know a great deal about the club or their manager Nigel Pearson before he arrived in England, but he knows a lot more about both now. He said with a smile: “To be honest, if somebody said anything about Leicester, I always thought about Gary Lineker – honestly. “But they have done really well, to be fair to the manager. Six out of seven, that’s very positive. It’s always a cooperation between players and management staff, and he’s always calm – most of the time, he is calm. “He looks very bright and he knows what he’s doing, and if you win six out of seven, then you are doing a great job. “But we will give them, tomorrow, a very difficult time.” Advocaat, however, will be without midfielder Jordi Gomez, whose two nerveless penalties secured a 2-1 victory over Southampton, after a niggling knee problem was diagnosed as a fractured patella which will sideline him for up to six weeks. In addition, central defender Wes Brown is unlikely to play again this season after suffering a reaction to his return from a long-standing knee problem last weekend, although John O’Shea’s availability following a rib injury softens that blow. Nigel Pearson insists Leicester will go for the kill at Sunderland with the Foxes on the brink of a stunning recovery. A win over the Black Cats, and Hull dropping points at Tottenham, would see Leicester become just the third side to survive in the Premier League after being bottom at Christmas. A draw on Saturday would be good enough if Hull lost at White Hart Lane and would cap a remarkable survival bid. Leicester – who are three points above the drop zone with two games left – have won six out of their last seven games and, with safety so close, manager Pearson will not change their plans. “We’re not all of a sudden going to be changing our preparation. You have to be flexible enough to change enough during games,” said Pearson, who was assistant manager at West Brom in 2005 when they survived after being bottom at Christmas. “I’d rather draw than lose but because of our circumstances over the last two months draws are not as beneficial, especially against sides around you. “Our preparation will be along the same lines it has been of late, which will be to produce the type of performance we have had in the last couple of months. “It’s not as simple as saying we want to go out there and play well, it does help when you have a fit squad and we’ve had that for vast majority of the season.” But Matty James has been ruled out for up to nine months with a crucial knee ligament injury while David Nugent misses the trip to the Stadium of Light with a calf problem, although Andy King (hamstring) is back.
Share Submit StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share The continuation of racing across Australia and the US has come as a welcome relief for Flutter Entertainment, as its retail estate faces a blow from the postponement of global sporting events.Publishing a Q1 trading update for the three months ended 31 March 2020, Flutter reported group-wide year-on-year revenue growth of 16% in Q1, reported at £547 million for Q1 2020, despite the impact of sports disruption.Meanwhile, its online division also saw a 20% increase in revenues as a result of “strong active customer growth” in the US and Australia.Retail revenues saw a 13% growth for the period, while the group’s sportsbook revenues grew by 32%, largely driven by reduced FOBT limits, which ‘more than offset the 20% reduction in gaming revenue’.The FTSE100 group distinguished between the period of ‘pre-sport disruption’, and the ‘period of lockdown’.Since the suspension of Irish and UK racing on 16 March and 20 March respectively, Flutter revealed that group revenue had declined by 32% year-on-year, with its retail estate reporting no revenue as a result of the shutdown.Peter Jackson, Chief Executive, commented: “The Group performed very well in the period prior to the disruption to sporting events in mid-March. We delivered strong customer growth across each of our brands and benefitted from favourable sports results across our sportsbooks.“Following the widespread cancellation of sporting events, Group revenues have been more resilient than we initially expected, helped by the continuation of horse racing in Australia and the US. Gaming continues to perform well across the Group.”Australia’s Sportsbet continued its ‘strong momentum’ during Q1, reporting revenue growth of 32% up to £109 million. This was driven by a ‘combination of excellent customer growth, favourable sports results and ongoing structural improvements in margin’.Meanwhile, Flutter also praised its expansion efforts in the US as revenues grew by 72% during the period as a result of a ‘strong performance’ across sports and gaming. Flutter attributed this growth to ‘further expansion into additional states and continued excellent customer acquisition’.US gaming revenue increased by 260%, driven by the group’s cross-sell strategies in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. FanDuel’s combined online gaming market share in New Jersey and Pennsylvania reached 25% in February, while Flutter’s revenue across its TVG racing and Daily Fantasy Sports businesses grew 3% year-on-year.Jackson continued: “During this unprecedented time, we are keenly aware of our heightened responsibility to ensure that we do all we can to promote responsible gambling. We have stepped up our own practices and are collaborating with our peers within the Betting and Gaming Council to continue to raise standards across the sector. We are also working hard to provide all the support we can to our employees and I would like to thank them for their ongoing commitment and support for each other during this difficult period.“While the current disruption is truly exceptional, it underlines the importance of product and geographic diversification. As such, the strategic logic of our combination with The Stars Group remains compelling. Following approval of the deal yesterday by the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, we look forward to completing the transaction in Q2 upon receipt of outstanding shareholder and regulatory approvals.” Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 Related Articles