Howard Lake | 18 December 2001 | News 34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pieter Boeder has published his university research into how non-profits are using the Internet.Cardiff University student Pieter Boeder has published his research into how non-profit organisations are using the Internet for communication, fundraising and community building.The report, Non-Profits on E, is available for download at no charge in Adobe Acrobat format. Advertisement Non-profits on E report published 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.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Related’s Stephen Ross and 265-275 Cherry Street (Google Maps; Getty)New York City’s investment sales market is showing some modest signs of recovery.According to the latest quarterly report from i-sales brokerage Ariel Property Advisors, the total dollar volume in the fourth quarter was $4.7 billion, up 18 percent from the third quarter total. That was just about a half of the total volume during the same period last year, but the quarter-over-quarter jump is noteworthy, said Ariel’s president Shimon Shkury.“We’re starting to see real evidence of improvement, not just in transaction volume, not just in pricing, but in general activity and fundamentals as well,” he said.During the second and third quarters, Shkury said, investors were reluctant to make deals because of mounting uncertainty stemming from the pandemic. But almost a year into the health crisis, they have more data to work with — and thus, can “get a lot more comfortable with investing,” as Shkury put it.Read moreCubeSmart closes three deals in Brooklyn and Queens in year-end splurgeRelated to buy Section 8 buildings for $435MDov Hertz picks up Staten Island site for $65M Still, the number of transactions hasn’t recovered to 2019 levels: There were 290 i-sales at the end of 2020, down by 19 percent from the third quarter.Manhattan’s multifamily market recorded just over $1 billion in transactions. That’s 4.5 times what it was in the third quarter, and a slight increase over the same period in 2019, according to the report.The increase was partly fueled by Related Companies’ $424 million buy of a pair of Section 8 buildings on the Lower East Side. The deal, which closed on Dec. 28, was the largest multifamily transaction in 2020, according to the brokerage. The buildings at 265-275 Cherry Street, known as Lands End II, hold about 500 units in total, The Real Deal previously reported.Multifamily also led the way in the Bronx, where the total dollar volume in that sector was $255 million.In Queens, the warehouse and storage sector — which has been one of the few bright spots in the pandemic-driven downturn — fared best. In Q4, investors poured $148 million into the industrial sector, exceeding last year’s $123 million. CubeSmart’s $48.5 million purchase of a 79,694-square-foot self-storage facility at 33-24 Woodside Avenue in Sunnyside was one of the biggest deals.CubeSmart is also expanding in Brooklyn: The company purchased a 79,000-square-foot storage facility at 338 3rd Avenue in Gowanus for $77 million, and paid $50 million for a new ground lease at a nearby lot at 163 6th Street, where a 76,000-square-foot storage building is already located, The Real Deal previously reported.Staten Island also saw some gains in the industrial sector. Most recently, DH Property Holdings purchased a 45-acre parcel at 1900 South Avenue for $66 million, and is planning to develop a warehouse as big as 400,000 square feet. The deal closed on Dec. 30.Contact Akiko Matsuda Email Address* Share via Shortlink TagsCommercial Real EstateIndustrial Real EstateInvestment SalesMultifamily
Enjoy the view of the headland.It’s elevated position provides 360 degree views of the beach, ocean and Hinterland from a glass gatehouse entry, through to geometric cut-out elements.The parents’ retreat spans an entire level of this palatial oceanfront property, sharing the space with a private gym, balcony and lounge. It boasts plenty of character. 93 Tweed Coast Rd, Cabarita sold for $3.28 million.A HUGE Cabarita Beach mansion topped the Coast’s highest sales this week, changing hands for $3.28 million.It is $680,000 more than what the vendors paid for it only two years ago. A sight to see from the air. Relax in the spa bath. Stylish and modern.Outside, the sparkling pool can be viewed either underwater from the billiards room, or from the alfresco dining area and spa and sun-lounging terrace.The residence also has a rooftop entertaining terrace with views to Byron Bay and Coolangatta.Mr Garten said Cabarita Beach had evolved from a “sleepy beach town to a vibrant hotspot”.“We’ve had some incredible improvements such as the Woolworths shopping centre and Halcyon House,” he said.“In addition there’s been some spectacular new homes built in the area.” What a view.Mason Garten of Coastal Real Estate Group handled the sale.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It sold to an interstate buyer who loved the views and the relaxed lifestyle of the area,” he said.“They had a family connection to the area.”The five-bedroom mansion at 93 Tweed Coast Rd was created to make the very most of its glorious surrounds perched on Cabarita Headland. Impressive!
Press Association As a teenager he was a surprise call-up for the 2006 finals in Germany, where he did not play, and was then overlooked by Fabio Capello for the South African edition four years ago. And Wright, whose goals helped England qualify for the World Cup in France in 1998 only for a hamstring injury to rule him out of the finals, feels Walcott’s pain. He told BBC Radio Five Live: “As a player it’s devastating. I missed out on a World Cup in ’98 through injury and it’s something that you never truly get over. “In the end I didn’t actually get to play in any but for someone like Theo who has been there but not played – but he has been there – for this one I feel he would have been ready.” Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright understands what Theo Walcott is going through after a serious knee injury ruled the England forward out for the rest of the season and ended his World Cup dream. Walcott damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Saturday’s FA Cup victory over Tottenham and is expected to be unavailable to Arsenal – and England – for the next six months. The 24-year-old is therefore all but certain to miss out on a place at the World Cup finals in Brazil, which begin in June.
CHRIS HENRY Brown, who occasionally refers to himself as “a redeemer,” was defending his decision to give troubled receiver Chris Henry yet another shot at salvaging his career. But he could have been talking about any of the dozen or so similarly bad actors to whom Brown has given second chances—or even his own rocky stewardship of the franchise he inherited nearly two decades ago and ran into the ground.“He has a chance now. He’s knows it’s his chance and he can blow it,” Brown said. “And if he does, it’s his fault.”Henry’s efforts to redeem his personal and professional lives ended tragically Thursday, a day after he fell out of the back of a pickup truck and suffered fatal head injuries during what police described as a domestic dispute with his fiancee in Charlotte, N.C.Though he had been sidelined for the remainder of the season with a broken forearm in early November, by almost every measure, Henry was making progress on both fronts—and his maturation was mirrored by the fortunes of the Bengals.A week ago, Cincinnati was poised to lock up the AFC North title and a playoff spot, something the club has managed just once since Brown took the helm from his father, the late Paul Brown, in 1991. But the Chargers beat the Bengals 27-24 on a last-second field goal Sunday, marking the second straight week they failed to clinch the division title.“Chris changed his life around when nobody thought he could,” Cincinnati tackle Andre Whitworth said afterward. “Nobody thought the Cincinnati Bengals could go from 2-14 to where we are now. We embodied that. He embodied us. He changed and we changed. That’s why he’s important to us.”Signs of how deeply Henry’s death touched his teammates were everywhere. Chad Ochocinco, a fellow receiver and close pal, carried Henry’s jersey onto the field before the game and fought back tears after. In between, early in the second quarter, he caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to give the Bengals a 10-7 lead, then dropped to his knees, put his right hand on his heart, looked up and said a few words in tribute to Henry.“Today I played with an extra set of hands, an extra set of legs and an extra heart,” Ochocinco said.“The more and more active I am, the easier it is to keep off my mind. On the flight home it’s going to bother me. At the funeral service it’s going to bother me. When it’s quiet and you have time to think,” he added, “it’s going to bother me.”How Henry’s death affects the Bengals from here on out remains to be seen. They had already dealt with the loss in October of Vikki Zimmer, the wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, and now most of the team will make an emotional trip Tuesday to attend Henry’s funeral in New Orleans. Among those expected to deliver eulogies is coach Marvin Lewis.Little more than a year ago, Lewis loudly voiced his displeasure with Brown’s decision to bring back Henry, who had been released by the team and suspended by the league after being arrested five times on a variety of charges in the preceding months.“A lot of times, Chris was very quiet and he let everybody speak for him. He turned the corner when he began to speak up himself and distance himself from the people that were dragging him down,” Lewis recalled recently. “Since last August we’ve seen pretty much a continual growth and a degree of responsibility, expanding his role here…quite an expansion of both football on the field and off the field.”Lewis had been approached in the past about doing “Hard Knocks,” but turned it down because he worried his team wasn’t mature enough to handle the distractions. What changed is that his veterans assumed a larger share of the leadership duties, and in much the same way that Henry demonstrated a willingness to put in the work that came with added responsibility, the rest of the squad began to fall in line.The change was marked enough that Brown, whose tightfisted and often-secretive front-office dealings were often lampooned in the media, approved the presence of cameras in camp. As much as anyone, he was proud of the changes that the Bengals and Henry, in particular, had made.“I don’t regret it,” Brown said late last week about giving Henry a second chance.And yes, it was challenging at times with him, but he was someone who we liked and thought could regroup, catch himself and restart his life. And to his credit, I think he did that.”Moving on without Henry won’t be easy. But as several of his teammates said about playing Sunday in San Diego, he wouldn’t have been satisfied with anything less. by Jim LitkeThere’s a moment early on in the HBO series “Hard Knocks” when reclusive Bengals owner Mike Brown goes a long way toward revealing why he gave film crews unfettered access to his team’s preseason preparations.
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By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Peewee Leafs needed a little addition motivation from the coaching staff before rolling past Grand Forks in West Kootenay Minor Hockey Rep action this past weekend.The Leafs pounded Grand Forks 12-3 Saturday in the Boundary City. Affiliate player Darian Johnson led the way with six points, including a hat trick.Friday Nelson overcame a slow start to dump Grand Forks 8-0.Jayden Bennett was the big scorer for the Leafs with a hat trick.In the Boundary City the Reps jumped all over Grand Forks, holding period leads of 4-0 and 9-1.Also scoring for Nelson was Bryce Twible with three markers while Ben Woodward and Justin Podgorenko each added a pair.Kaleb Comishin and Ben Woodward each had singles.Friday, the game was scoreless through 20 minutes before Nelson turned up the heat on the visitors.Aigne McGeady-Bruce, Jacob Shukin, Podgorenko, Merrisa Dawson and Taylor Cooper also scored for the Leafs. Curt Doyle was in net and registered the shutout during Friday’s game. Saturday, Joey Timmermans earned the win in goal for Nelson.The Reps travel to Osoyoos this weekend for a test against Okanagan and Lower Mainland [email protected]
8 July 2009The Vodacom Foundation is providing three state-of-the-art mobile blood collection clinics, together worth R1.27-million, to the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), to enable it to extend its services in the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State provinces.The self-contained mobile clinics also serve as mobile billboards, creating awareness in remote communities that blood transfusion can be done safely and efficiently.“Blood donations save thousands of lives each year,” Vodacom Foundation CEO Mthobi Tyamzashe said at the handover of one of the mobile clinics at the Riverside Mall in Nelspruit late last month.“Through the donation of three mobile clinics, the Vodacom Foundation is delighted to support the SANBS in broadening its outreach into communities by creating awareness of its services, and encouraging people to donate blood.”Blood donation cultureAccording to the SANBS, only one percent of South Africa’s estimated 48-million population donates blood, and the culture of blood donation in some population groups is almost non-existent.The organisation says that there is a strong need for initiatives aimed at improving this situation in order to promote blood donation in South Africa.The requirements for becoming a blood donor are to weigh 50kg or more, be between the ages of 16 and 65, and lead a sexually safe lifestyle.Transfusion ‘every 48 seconds’A blood transfusion takes place every 48 seconds in South Africa, with the highest need being for Group O blood, as this blood can be given to any patient in an emergency. To meet the demand for blood in South Africa, 3&nbps;000 units need to be collected daily, or 811 828 units annually.The blood is used for medical cases (27%), childbirth and gynaecological cases (26%), surgical cases (21%), paediatric cases (10%), orthopaedic cases (6%), research/laboratory (6%) and casualty (4%).“The SANBS appreciates the Vodacom Foundation’s invaluable funding of three mobile clinics which will expedite blood collection,” said SANBS chief executive Loyiso Mpunthsa. “On many occasions, the country runs short of blood, and the vehicles will help ensure greater efficiency in the collection of blood for those in dire need of it.”A non-profit organisation, the SANBS has 87 fixed donation centres and 65 mobile clinics that operate at schools, tertiary institutions, businesses and shopping centres.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Ray Maota Ladies count money at a stokvel meeting.Stokvels attract more women than men,with 57% of women taking part, comparedto only 43% of men, the African Responsesurvey found.(Image: Bay State Banner)MEDIA CONTACTS• Mamapudi NkgadimaAfrican Response: MD+27 11 709 7888RELATED ARTICLES• SA to host 2012 business congress• Using exotic woods to tackle poverty• New homes for low-income families• Waste drive reaps rewardsSoweto resident Gerald Pitsoe treated himself to a slightly damaged silver-grey luxury sedan. But soon it’s going to be as good as new – thanks to the money he gets from his stokvel membership.“I don’t even have to ask the bank for a loan,” he says, of the funds needed to repair his pride and joy.Pitsoe, a Metro Police officer from Protea suburb in Soweto, belongs to a masigolisane (rotational) stokvel.In his stokvel there are more than 20 members who contribute weekly to a joint fund. Each Monday the collection of money is paid out to one member.His is typical of stokvels around the country.A stokvel is a group saving scheme, helping members with financial assistance when needed. They are set up by a group of friends or a community organisation to help save or invest, to provide for burials, to buy groceries in bulk, or even for special events like birthdays.“I like this type of stokvel. It helps you. You can use other people’s money for your own projects. But you must remember – you have to return the favour,” said Pitsoe.With rotational stokvels, members contribute a minimum of R1 000 ($120) a week into the pot. Amounts can go up to whatever people can afford.South Africans are such huge fans of this savings scheme that, according to a survey by African Response, R44-billion (US$529-million) is currently invested in stokvel savings.Survey tells the story of savingsThe nationwide survey of over 2 000 stokvel members conducted by African Response, a market research company, found that there are 811 830 stokvels in the country, with 11.4-million members.A recent All Media and Product Survey (AMPS) has found that 40% of South Africans belong to a stokvel. The AMPS was conducted by the South African Advertising Research Foundation, which uses surveys to determine target markets for products and services.Mamapudi Nkgadima, MD of African Response, said: “African Response sought to quantify this market in terms of size and value as well as shed some light on attitudes and behaviours.”She illustrated the numbers involved: “The population of a city made up of all South Africa’s stokvel members would be larger than any of our major metros, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban.”Gauteng leads the figures with 24%, followed by Limpopo with 20%, KwaZulu-Natal with 14% and the North West with 12%. These four provinces make up 70% of the stokvel market.“Stokvel members are home owners, business owners, church members and people you work with,” says Nkgadima.Findings of the surveyThe survey broke down the types of stokvels.The most popular are savings, burial, grocery, birthday and investment stokvels.Savings stokvels are the most popular of all – 47% of people using stokvels belong to one.This is followed by burial society stokvels with 41%; followed by grocery stokvels with 20%. Investment stokvels account for 5% of the members.Savings stokvels mostly comprise 80% of people from urban areas; while birthday stokvels comprise younger members, with 66% between the ages of 16 and 34.Groceries stokvels are made up of 86% women.Higher income earners are attracted to investment stokvels.Nkgadima said: “Stokvel membership very much depends on individual needs, which is why there are different types. Birthday stokvels fulfil social needs and saving stokvels are joined for security needs.”The average contribution each month is R210 ($25), with burial societies having a lower than average contribution of about R115 ($14) per month.Investment stokvels generate much higher contributions – from between R300 ($36) and R500 ($60).The survey also found that the average number for stokvel members was 27.Nkgadima said: “Burial societies tend to have much higher membership numbers while investment and birthday stokvels are closer, more intimate friendship groups.”Stokvels attract more women than men, with 57% of women taking part, compared to only 43% of men.This only differs in investment stokvels with the majority being men at 52% and women at 48%.“Stokvels are no longer the domain of people in need of a collective pot for burials and groceries but provide a medium for which to learn about and jointly invest money with the aim of creating wealth and security for its members.”Some 66% of stokvels make use of financial institutions, while 34% still do not. Nkgadima sees this as a great opportunity for financial services to manage stokvel finances.People have different needs but their common factor is the need to save for a rainy day, while creating wealth and security for themselves.Different stokvels for different peoplePeople from different backgrounds, with differing needs, make use of the different stokvels.John Lebetso, an informal trader from Diepkloof in Soweto, is a member of three savings stokvels. He meets with other traders every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to pay in their contributions and talk money matters.His stokvels have different minimum contributions, with the smallest being R300 ($36) and the highest being R1 000 ($120).Although Lebetso’s stokvels are paid out annually, members do have the opportunity to draw their money every six months. Money can also be borrowed from the stokvel, at 20% interest.“It helps a lot if you can’t save money on your own. It’s also encouraging as you’re around people who have more money than you but are entrenching a culture of saving in you,” said Lebetso.Lebetso said there were more women in his stokvels than men, which seemed to indicate that women are better managers of money than men.Esau Maota, a pensioner from Diepkloof in Soweto, has been a member of a burial society for more than 20 years. “This type of stokvel brings communities closer because it involves neighbours helping the families around them.“It is also an affordable method to save for those enforceable problems.”His burial society has monthly contributions of R250 ($30), with R200 ($24) going to a bank account and R50 ($6) going to the host of the gathering.It pays out R7 000 ($841) for the burial of a member and R3 500 ($420) to their dependents.Nkgadima said: “Stokvels continue to pervade all levels of society and they are here to stay.”