Report on high-tech millionaires’ philanthropy

first_img  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 May 2001 | News Read the report Agent-Animated Wealth and Philanthropy: The Dynamics of Accumulation and Allocation Among High-Tech Donors at the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Read a summary of the report in The new techie philanthropy by David Johnson at the Nando Times. Report on high-tech millionaires’ philanthropy 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. The US Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), has released a study of the charitable giving habits of wealthy, high-tech executives.The US Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), has released a study of the charitable giving habits of wealthy, high-tech executives. AFP claims that The High Tech Donor Study is “the first qualitative, interview-intensive report providing in-depth analysis of how high-tech philanthropists view their giving and the long-range implications of their involvement in the non-profit sector.”Despite current poor economic circumstances, all respondents indicated that they intend to be involved with charity now and throughout their lives. Nearly all stated that they are still learning how to give and how to establish their own philanthropic identity. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Keppel Verolme’s Price Tag Revealed

first_imgDamen Shipyards Group has paid EUR 23.5 million (USD 27.6 million) for the acquisition of Keppel’s Verolme shipyard in the Netherlands, Keppel Offshore & Marine said in its half-year report.As disclosed by the company, the sale was part of Keppel O&M’s efforts “to rationalize its global yard network according to business needs.”“Keppel O&M has the capacity and resources to continue servicing its customers in Europe and the North Sea region, as well as pursue new opportunities in these markets through our global network of yards. Our commitment to Near Market, Near Customer execution, remains intact,” the company said.Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), a part of the Dutch Damen Shipyards Group, said at the end of June that it had finalized the acquisition of the Keppel Verolme shipyard from Keppel O&M.From 1 July, the Keppel Verolme shipyard, including its 250 staff members, resumed operations under the Damen flag.Damen believes that with three dry docks and almost 2km of quay capacity, the Verolme yard, located in Rotterdam’s Botlek harbour, will significantly expand DSC’s portfolio of eight repair and conversion yards in the Netherlands and another eight abroad.Separately, Keppel said it posted half-year net profit of S$421 million (USD 308 million), slightly higher compared to the same period in 2016.“Our group has achieved creditable results in 1H 2017, despite the much lower contributions from the Offshore & Marine (O&M) Division, demonstrating our resilience as a multi-business company.” Keppel’s CEO Loh Chin Hua said.Keppel said that it won contracts of around S$300 million, year to date, including for newbuild LNG carriers and dredgers as well as FPSO conversions.According to Loh China, despite some pick-up in activity in the offshore market, uncertainty in the oil market remains to be an issue, which, coupled with the oversupply in the jackup market, hinders the possibility of a quick recovery.Hence the company is looking for new markets in the gas industry and non-oil and gas plays such as Jones Act vessels and dredgers.“We will also explore opportunities to re-purpose our offshore technology for other uses,” he added.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Yasiel Puig: Dodgers’ biggest obstacle is St. Louis

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Exactly what role Puig will play in the Dodgers’ fortunes this season remains to be seen. He batted second most of last season, but that was before the Dodgers traded leadoff hitter Dee Gordon and slugger Matt Kemp in December. Puig could easily move up in the lineup and lead off, or move down. Either way, he hasn’t been told. He’s tentatively slotted into right field, taking over for Kemp.“I like playing center field,” he said. “Right field is too small. I’ll play anywhere.”After recently purchasing a house in Southern California, Puig has a plan for how to fill it.“I have a big room in my house,” he said. “I need some Gold Gloves.” Diet suits PedersonIt started last November in the Dominican Republic with a bowl of soup and some fish. It might have been a side dish. Joc Pederson isn’t sure.Whatever it was, something Pederson ate turned on him quickly. He woke up the next day unable to play baseball, took a flight home, and ultimately was unable to return to the Dominican Winter League after playing just 22 games.“I had to meet a bunch of doctor specialists down here,” Pederson said. “They told me I can’t digest gluten or dairy so I haven’t eaten gluten or dairy since, like, Thanksgiving. It’s not really a choice. I wish it was a choice.”Since his season ended, Pederson’s winter has been one of sacrifice. Milk, ice cream, cereal, french fries, hot dogs, candy — the list goes on. The caravan of about 20 Dodgers players who ate lunch at City Hall were served a buffet that included flour tortillas. Pederson later suspected they weren’t gluten-free “because my stomach’s barking a little bit.”The real question for the Dodgers: How will Pederson’s new diet affect his performance on the field? That remains to be seen, but he’ll get a big test soon enough. Manager Don Mattingly recently said that Pederson and Andre Ethier will be part of a competition for the starting center field job in spring training. “I feel better than I did before,” Pederson said. “I’m picking (strength coach) Brandon McDaniel and (farm director) Gabe Kapler’s head about what I can eat, what are good pregame meals that are gluten and dairy-free. Breakfast, pre-workout — it’s all new to me. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about it.”AlsoThe Dodgers announced their 2015 broadcast schedule. The biggest change: 150 games will be televised in Spanish, believed to be the most by any major-league team on their regional sports network. Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela will be behind the mic on SportsNet LA. Jaime Jarrin and son Jorge Jarrin will team up on the radio. … The English-language lineup remains intact: Vin Scully will return on SNLA and KLAC (570-AM) while Charley Steiner joins Rick Monday on KLAC and works with Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra on SNLA games in which Scully does not appear. Kevin Kennedy will be the analyst and Monday the play-by-play man on KLAC when Steiner moves into the TV booth.center_img Yasiel Puig believes the Dodgers’ biggest obstacle to a championship isn’t the San Francisco Giants, their hated rivals and defending World Series champions.“We just have to beat St. Louis,” Puig said in Spanish at a Dodgers community caravan stop at Los Angeles’ City Hall on Friday. “If we beat them, we can beat the AL team.“The principal rivals are the Cardinals. It’s not San Francisco. It’s nobody else.”Puig has only been a Dodger for two seasons, but each season ended with a loss to the Cardinals. Maybe he has a point.last_img read more