Allia launches support programme for social & environmental ventures

first_img  67 total views,  1 views today  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: South East Training AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Allia launches support programme for social & environmental venturescenter_img 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. A free-to-access programme of skills, advice and support for social and environmental ventures launches in the South East today from Allia.Called Serious Impact, the programme is open to any individual or organisation that aims to provide social and environmental impact, whether a pre-start, start-up or SME and regardless of the business model and structure.The programme aims to deliver support to inspire entrepreneurship, drive growth and create sustainable ventures in sectors such as AgriTech, SocialTech, CleanTech, EdTech, Smart Cities and HealthTech, which aim to help solve social and environmental problems.It is structured as a five-channel process:Channel one: workshops to inspire, draw out and develop the business ideas.Channel two: ideas testing and validating over a 60-day programme.Channel three: structured acceleration over three months to help entrepreneurs understand key business concepts, develop their business and financial plans, and prepare them to progress with their new impact venture.Channel four: structured “incubation” over nine months providing resources for promising and growing ventures including free incubator workspace, mentoring and access to connections and networks.Channel five: access to a new Innovation Lab in the Peterborough Future Business Centre offering rapid prototyping, creation and testing facilities for engineers, technology ventures and product designers exclusively for those enrolled on the programme.Serious Impact will operate from Allia’s Future Business Centres in Cambridge and Peterborough, and has received £1.7m of investment from a mix of sources including the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Peterborough City Council and Allia itself.Caroline Hyde, director of workspace and enterprise support at Allia, said:“Serious Impact will help entrepreneurs to understand and prepare for all of the challenges and opportunities of running successful ventures, including those that will arise out of Brexit, and represents a significant opportunity for impact ventures to access the support needed to achieve long-term success and sustainability.” Advertisement Melanie May | 13 July 2016 | Newslast_img read more

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Bangui judicial authorities lose French journalist’s murder file

first_img May 13, 2020 Find out more Central African RepublicAfrica April 6, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says December 13, 2019 Find out more Four years after the young French photojournalist Camille Lepage was shot dead in an ambush in the Central African Republic’s western Bouar region on 12 May 2014, judicial problems in Bangui continue to hold up the investigation into her murder. Organisation Central African RepublicAfrica News Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information “Closing this case is out the question until we are satisfied that everything that could be done has been done,” said Vincent Fillola, the Lepage family’s legal adviser, who has just returned from a visit to Bangui. Aged 26, Lepage was murdered while travelling with one of the “anti-balaka” militias that fought the Séléka rebels during the 2012-2014 civil war in the CAR. Her killers have still not been identified and much remains to be done to advance the investigation.According to the information obtained by RSF, Fillola encountered an unexpected problem in Bangui: the Lepage murder case file has disappeared. Continuing political instability in the CAR, which has resulted in many judges being moved from one position to another, could be to blame. The judicial authorities insist they are doing everything possible to find the file, but its disappearance forced the judges to postpone the trial that was initially scheduled for January 2018.Several hypotheses have been developed about the circumstances of the ambush and possible suspects have been named, but no investigation has been carried out at the scene of the murder and no crime reenactment has been conducted, although this is obligatory in murder cases. Carrying out an investigation at the place where the murder took place would have been very difficult four years ago because of the security situation prevailing at the time, but it would be possible now, Fillola said in an interview for Reporters Without Borders (RSF). “Police investigators and investigating judges say that current conditions would allow a visit to the location, with the support of MINUSCA [the UN peacekeeping mission in the CAR] and the French judicial services,” he said. “Everyone is calling for a field investigation.”“We count on the judicial authorities to do every possible to locate the Camille Lepage murder file,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “And since the security situation now allows it, it is incomprehensible that the investigators have not yet been able to carry out their investigation in the field, including a reenactment of the crime using forensic methods, which is essential. It is high time to complete this investigation, which has dragged on for too long. The responsibility and credibility of the CAR authorities is at stake. Everything must be done to ensure that this murder is not left unpunished.”Despite the problems in Bangui, Camille Lepage’s mother, Maryvonne Lepage, is determined to press on to the end. “Even if we cannot put a name to the person whose finger was on the trigger, it is essential that we at least identify the group that carried out the attack.” As well as establishing the truth about her daughter’s death, she is also aware of the need to press on for the sake of all the other reporters and photojournalists killed or missing in the field. “If we pursue this to the end, it can help all the other families to press on with their own investigations, or it can help to put other forgotten cases back on the agenda.”The Lepage murder is far from being the only one of a French journalist that is still unresolved after years. The investigation into the murders of Radio France Internationale journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in northeastern Mali in 2013 has yet to be concluded. And the disappearance of Guy-André Kieffer, a journalist with French and Canadian dual nationality who disappeared in Côte d’Ivoire in 2004 while investigating shady practices in the cocoa trade, is unsolved after 14 years. According to the latest RSF tally, 1,035 journalists have been killed in connection with their work in the past 15 years, 65 of them in 2017. RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites News Follow the news on Central African Republic RSF_en May 11, 2018 Bangui judicial authorities lose French journalist’s murder file to go further French journalist Camille Lepage, 26, has been killed while on a reporting assignment in Central African Republic ©Fred Dufour / AFP Newslast_img read more

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Former Liverpool legend turned Brisbane Roar coach Robbie Fowler is scoring goals in the property market

first_img Justin Bieber’s epic $13m mansion for sale Brisbane Roar new head coach Robbie Fowlera. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Anything from apartments to small houses and large properties that had high rental demand were his favoured list of properties — both in his hometown Liverpool and offshore — and his investments began early during his career.The legendary player, who’s admitted that his property investments came off heeding good advice from financial planners, turned that experience into the Robbie Fowler Property Academy. Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler playing for Liverpool in 1996. Soccer A/CT“It’s not something I do all the time. My wife deals with it. I’m involved with a company who basically teach people (how to buy property),” he told The Courier-Mail.With the family now Queensland-based, his firm has joined forces with Educators Legacy Education Alliance teaching Aussies how to get stuck into real estate via workshops in Brisbane and Melbourne. Basically how “investing in property can give you the chance to earn money in your sleep”, according to Fowler’s own marketing.“Not everything’s going to be positive for everyone, people might think it’s not for them. For me it was a learning curve and you know I learnt so much myself on these courses,” he told the paper.The soccer legend penned his experiences in a new book, My Life In Football, which is set for release November 14.“Hear my thoughts on the modern game, sharing stories from the dressing room, no nailing any players) my legendary teammates as well as my rise to football’s top table,” is how he’s been spruiking it.“It’s coming out November,” he said, “I’ve had one before and it’s probably a little bit of a follow on, talking about all the stuff that’s happened since I created the first (book). I’m looking forward to it actually. It will be good.” Head Coach Robbie Fowler poses during the Brisbane Roar Media Day at the BRFC City of Logan Training Facility on October 02, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Fowler, whose feats include 183 goals in 369 matches for English Premier League giants Liverpool, advises anyone wanting to follow his footsteps in the property market to know where they stand and why they are doing it.What he has dropped off his investment list is race horses.“Funny enough I lost interest when I came over here back in the day (in 2009 to play for North Queensland Fury). I was a jumps man, I prefer the jumps. When I came over to it was more flat, so by the time I went back home I sort of lost interest because it was different horses … I have had a few good horses, various good horses but football made me end it.”His love of property though continues unabated, and his tips for real estate punters were pretty straight forward. Robbie Fowler’s top tips for scoring in the property market “Write down what you want a potential property portfolio to deliver in the short to medium term.” 6. Know the reason why 1. Know your expenses “Check your current score and look into how you can improve your score, if need be,” he said. 4. Know what you want Buyers missing out despite record low rates “Consider whether you want ‘cash flow’ or ‘capital growth’ when considering a property investment career, albeit part or full-time.” 5. Set property goals “Understand the difference between an asset and a liability. Get some professional property training.” 3. Know your credit score Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29New Brisbane Roar A-League soccer coach, Robbie Fowler — dubbed “God” during his heyday in Liverpool -may be worth an estimated $56 million with as many as 80 properties, but by his own admission, he’s done so by being risk averse.Fowler, who was such a prolific property investor that Manchester City fans changed the words to Yellow Submarine to ‘we all live in a Robbie Fowler house”, has continued his interest in real estate here. MORE NEWS: The House Rules home given a $200k overhaul “When it comes to property investing, first, you need to look at your outgoings and understand where your money is being spent,” he told The Courier-Mail.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Many people think that owning a home is an asset but if you are mortgaged up to the hilt, this could be seen as more of a liability. So create a monthly outgoings spreadsheet.” 2. Know balance sheets “Put some thought into your ‘why’,” he said. “Is it to spend more time with your family? Or perhaps to pursue your dream of travelling the world? Your why is an intrinsic part of your investing journey. It is a key motivator and reality checker.” *ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY MARCO MONTEVERDElast_img read more

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