Boris joins the City protest over proposed non-EU migrant cap

first_imgSunday 12 September 2010 11:17 pm Boris joins the City protest over proposed non-EU migrant cap whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ MAYOR of London Boris Johnson has written to home secretary Theresa May to express his concern over the economic impact of the forthcoming Tory cap on migrant workers from outside the EU.Johnson told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show that it was “reasonable to try and get a grip” on immigration.But he added that the problem with the cap was that companies, particularly accountancy firms, banks and law firms, would have extreme difficulty bringing in staff needed “to keep London’s economy going”.The government has already faced a backlash from corporates over the prohibition of intra-company staff moving into and out of the UK, often on a temporary basis, which they argue would damage their ability to be flexible. KCS-content Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

Dynegy in defence of Icahn bid

first_img whatsapp Share Thursday 10 February 2011 8:40 pm Tags: NULL Dynegy in defence of Icahn bid by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoamcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut KCS-content DYNEGY yesterday defended its bid to sell itself for $665m (£413m) to billionaire Carl Icahn, arguing weak market conditions could force the power company into a liquidity crisis unless the deal goes through.The $5.50-a-share deal has come under fire from hedge fund Seneca Capital, which led a similar effort to oppose the company’s previous deal to sell itself to private equity firm Blackstone Group. Shareholders voted that deal down in November.“Given Dynegy’s cash flow position, we believe there are serious questions as to whether Dynegy will have sufficient liquidity available to reach eventual market recovery,” the special committee of Dynegy’s board of directors said in a letter to the company’s shareholders.Dynegy, which sells power at competitive rates into the open market, is trying to sell itself in the face of weak natural gas prices, which often dictate power prices.But Seneca has said that management has consistently undervalued the company, and is arguing that Dynegy is worth $7.50 to $8.50 a share. Dynegy shares closed at $5.74 on the New York Stock Exchange yesterdayThe Dynegy directors argued in the letter that accepting the Icahn bid was superior to the risks of remaining an independent company.They also asserted that Seneca had made various errors in its presentation materials and called some of the assumptions behind Seneca’s valuation “exceedingly wishful”.Icahn extended his tender offer yesterday, saying he needed more time to receive approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Only about 4.4 per cent of Dynegy’s shares have been tendered into the bid. last_img read more

SNOW’S THE STAIR MASTER IN THE RACE OF THE THOUSAND STEPS

first_imgThursday 3 March 2011 7:09 pm Share whatsapp SNOW’S THE STAIR MASTER IN THE RACE OF THE THOUSAND STEPS HERE’S a story with legs: the results of the third annual Vertical Rush race up the 920 dizzying steps of City skyscraper Tower 42 in aid of housing charity Shelter.Setting off in hourly slots, 1,200 chip-timed runners – including racers from Legal & General, Schroders, Threadneedle, Tullett Prebon and KPMG – vied to see who could scale the stairs in the fastest time, with Graeme Newton from Tullett Prebon reaching the top in seven minutes and 11 seconds and Hugo Joyce from Schroders clocking in at eight minutes and two seconds.However, they were no match for Matt Roberts, personal trainer to the rich and famous, who “pushed his physical capabilities to the limit” to reach the top in just six minutes and 44 seconds, before Channel 4 News broadcaster Jon Snow had even tied his shoelaces.When Snow did eventually reach the top, five minutes and 13 seconds later, he declared that the UK’s largest tower-running event is on a par with tackling election nights and conducting heated debates with members of Parliament. “I’ve certainly come across some challenges in my career,” he said. “But never had I imagined I would attempting to race up nearly 1,000 steps in record time.”NOTES ON A SCANDALWITH a month having passed since former Dresdner Kleinwort banker Christian Littlewood was given the UK’s longest-ever sentence (40 months) for insider dealing, it’s odd the FSA still hasn’t acknowledged his misdemeanours.The FSA’s website (www.fsa.gov.uk/ register) would seem to suggest that Littlewood has no disciplinary record worth mentioning, despite being convicted of buying shares in companies just prior to takeover announcements more than 20 times in ten years.Littlewood is clearly a man who likes to play his cards close to his chest, judging by the fact that his LinkedIn page shows him acquiring just one solitary connection during his time at Dresdner.It’s not his wife Angie, whom Littlewood chivalrously attempted to blame for the insider trading scandal, so who could it be?TAXI!AS insurance firms digest the implications of the European Court of Justice decision that they can’t reduce premiums for safer female drivers, there is at least one feminist for whom the controversial ruling simply doesn’t apply.Labour’s deputy leader and chief gender warrior Harriet Harman was at a Westminster lunch for political reporters yesterday when she declared: “I’ve been paying twice as much on my car insurance for years and I can’t work out why!”Harman was poking fun at herself because she was, in fact, fully aware that the premium hike came after a little incident in 2009 when she was so busy chattering on her mobile that she crashed her car and, in her hurry, failed to leave her details at the scene.Instead, she proclaimed: “I’m Harriet Harman – you know where you can get me!”Luckily, discrimination against politicians is still very much allowed – even after the ECJ’s interventions.ON YOUR BIKEIS there anybody left working at their desks in the City these days? The Capitalist only asks because the start of spring seems to have inspired the financial world to up sticks and set off around the world by bicycle.Brett Seychell, who has been the general manager of the Abacus bar on Cornhill for the past three years, is turning his back on working for the busiest bar in the City to cycle from London to Melbourne with his girlfriend Kimmi.You can follow their exploits at www.thekindnessofstrangers.net, the website for the private charity they have set up. But if you would like to take a more active role, Matthew Whitaker, programme manager from Barclays, is looking for volunteers to join him on a bike ride from Hyde Park corner to Christchurch to raise funds for the victims of the New Zealand earthquake.Christchurch, Bournemouth, that is – to ride, help or sponsor the 110 mile feat, contact Matthew on mattheww_nz @yahoo.co.uk.£100k DAYANOTHER fundraiser for the New Zealand earthquake victims is the all-star charity rugby game between the Pacific Barbarians and an Australian XV this Sunday at the Old Deer Park in Richmond.Bookmaker Paddy Power is sponsoring a “half-time cross-bar” challenge at the game, when two people from the crowd who have bought raffle tickets will be selected to drop-kick from 40 metres for £100,000.If the punters hit the bar, they win the jackpot and the drinks are on them for the rest of the day – not bad at all for 15 minutes of work. 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NFL player suspended for betting on games

first_imgSports betting Regions: US NFL player suspended for betting on games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting 2nd December 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Josh Shaw, a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals National Football League (NFL) franchise, has been handed an indefinite suspension after he was found to have wagered on a number of games during the current season. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Josh Shaw, a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals National Football League (NFL) franchise, has been handed an indefinite suspension after he was found to have wagered on a number of games during the current season.Shaw, who has not played this campaign due to a shoulder injury, will serve a suspension until at least the end of the 2020 season. He will not be able to apply for reinstatement until February 2021.NFL rules and regulations state that NFL players, coaches or other personnel at a team are not permitted to place bets on league games. Reports state that Shaw placed the bets in Las Vegas, as sports betting is not currently legal in Arizona.The NFL said Shaw placed bets on games on multiple this season, but did not find any evidence that he received inside information nor that any of the games were compromised.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Addresslast_img read more

Forget NS&I Premium Bonds and Income Bonds. I’d buy UK shares for more than a passive income

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Forget NS&I Premium Bonds and Income Bonds. I’d buy UK shares for more than a passive income Peter Stephens | Monday, 19th October, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Low interest rates mean that making a passive income from NS&I products, such as Premium Bonds and Income Bonds, is now more difficult. Rates have been slashed across savings product ranges. This could mean dividend yields on UK shares become more attractive as the economic outlook improves.However, British shares offer more than just a generous income return. Their cheap prices and recovery prospects mean they could produce impressive capital growth. As such, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares for the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Making a passive income with UK sharesIt’s possible to build a diverse portfolio of UK shares that provides a significantly higher passive income than NS&I Premium Bonds or Income Bonds. Certainly, some companies are still pausing dividend payouts at the present time in response to challenging operating conditions. However, many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks are making worthwhile shareholder payouts. And they could realistically grow over the coming years.Furthermore, the stock market crash has caused many British shares to trade at low prices. This means that their yields have risen in many cases. As such, the income returns available on a basket of UK shares are relatively high at the present time. In an era of low interest rates, this may make them even more appealing compared to bonds and savings accounts.Capital return prospectsAs well as offering a passive income, UK shares could deliver impressive capital returns. The track record of indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shows that they have always fully recovered from even their very worst crises. For example, the global financial crisis wiped over 50% from the FTSE 100’s price level. It took the index a number of years to fully recover, but investors who bought while its members’ shares were trading at cheap prices benefitted from its resurgence.Therefore, buying a range of cheap shares today could be a very profitable move over the long run. They could deliver significant price gains that complement their income potential.Low interest ratesMaking a passive income from NS&I Premium Bonds and Income Bonds may become even more difficult. There are persistent rumours about negative interest rates being used by the Bank of England to combat the UK’s weak economic performance. While cash and bonds may offer less risk than shares, their extremely low returns could make them somewhat obsolete from an income perspective.This may make UK shares even more appealing to income investors. The end result could be rising share prices as demand for seemingly ever-shrinking income opportunities takes hold. Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a range of cheap British shares that offer high yields and growing dividends over the long run. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Pro’s Playbook: Attacking from the scrum

first_imgDownload the PDF here, and take it to training LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS DO YOU want to bamboozle the opposition from an attacking scrum? Then read on, because in the December edition of Rugby World we asked former Northampton and England fly-half Paul Grayson how to shift the defence and create a score, striking from the scrum.last_img

Meet rugby referee Mathieu Raynal

first_img Referee Mathieu RaynalReferee Mathieu Raynal was born in 1981 in Perpignan, Southern France. Part of a successful Junior Perpignan team, they went on to win the French Junior Championships in 1998. However, that was the extent of Raynal’s playing career before choosing to take up the whistle.Raynal’s promotion to Rugby Pro D2, France’s second division of professional rugby, at 25 for the 2006-07 season became quickly followed by his appointment to the Top 14 refereeing panel for the 2007-08 season. The Perpignan native’s rise has been slightly more gradual ever since in comparison.The referee’s first Test match came during the 2008-10 European Nations Cup Second Division fixture between Malta and Netherlands, before Mathieu Raynal took charge of his first Tier 1 fixture between Scotland and Tonga in 2012 for the Autumn Internationals. This was following his appointment by the International Rugby Board to referee four games at the 2011 Junior World Championship.A factor in Raynal’s gradual rise is in part down to an horrific injury he suffered in 2013. During a Top 14 match between Montpellier and Racing, Mathieu fractured both his tibia and fibula as he was caught between two players. It took Mathieu Raynal 11 months before refereeing again, stunting his progress on the international scene. Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Not one to shy away from a red card, Raynal famously sent off CJ Stander for the first time in his career after a high, and late, challenge on South African Patrick Lambie.The Frenchman’s first Six Nations appearance came in 2017, in the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham. Due to his injury in 2013, Raynal unfortunately missed out on refereeing at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. However, 2019 was a year of redemption for Raynal, taking charge of South Africa v Namibia at the World Cup. In charge: Mathieu Raynal made his World Cup referee debut in 2019, 14 years after turning professional (Getty Images) Learn more about the Frenchman who has emerged as one of the nation’s top refereeslast_img read more

Chubby Cat House / aoa architects

first_imgChubby Cat House / aoa architectsSave this projectSaveChubby Cat House / aoa architects Photographs Manufacturers: REHAU, Luxmall, Sto LimitedClient:UnihouseArchitect In Charge:Jaewon Suh, Euihaing LeeCity:Mapo-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. Since the site was located at the end of a dead-end street and surrounded all over by buildings, it needed something that allows the building to be recognized at least from the main road. As shown in a typical Seoul neighborhood, Seongsan-dong is also full of irregular buildings by unknown developers and local builders, so if one elevation of the building becomes one large flat surface, it could not only highlight the presence of the building giving it a unique impression, but also be helpful to promote sale of units. Since the land owner was also a typical local developer, he undoubtedly demanded a unit-configuration that would maximize profits for the given conditions. Attempt to squeeze in a maximum number of units given the floor area ratio resulted in somewhat uneven floor plans, and the building section also had to be in accordance with the lines of the setback regulation of solar access right. This results in the typical consequence of the ‘economic necessity’ to accommodate as many units as possible in a relatively small plot and the complicated “auto-generative mechanism” created by the setback lines of building regulation which are inherent in many medium-size residential buildings in Seoul. Save this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinIf this mass of capital and functions generated by the structure of the Korean real estate market coexist with the large flat surface reacting to the surrounding, it could be interpreted that the building, like a man wearing a mask to conceal his face, wears a mask to veil a heap of greed behind. The flat surface seen on the road becomes an exaggerated free-standing wall, thereby becoming a kind of ‘decorated shed’ which denied the proposition of modernism ‘form follows function’ and thus broke the typical cohesion of form and space. Furthermore, the representative building elevation, ‘the facade’ adds some satirical humor by associating certain shape or figure. One day, if a giant cat or owl appears reminding of a scene in a Japanese animation, it will be sure to liven up the neighborhood adding fun and pleasure.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinWhile the ground floor is reserved for parking, the upper floors consist of 13 units in total: 4 units each on the 2nd and 3rd floor, 2 units with terraces on the 4th and 3 units with attics on the 5th. For privacy and convenience, main layout is designed around corridors on the one side of the building. Although each unit is quite small, all rooms are standardized without jagged corners for maximum efficiency and equipped with big windows for openness. The ceiling is left without light fixtures and the door height is slightly reduced than usual to achieve the sense of openness. In consideration of its complex form, the exterior was finished simply with white stucco and partially with blue tiles for concerns of contamination.Save this picture!Elevation SketchSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinProject gallerySee allShow lessSmart Home / Green Sheep CollectiveSelected ProjectsSun Plaza 2 / Poonsook Architects + NormalstudioSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Hyosook Chin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883561/chubby-cat-house-aoa-architects Clipboard 2017 Chubby Cat House / aoa architects “COPY” Architects: aoa architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mapo-gu, South Koreacenter_img Area:  485 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project South Korea Year:  Projects Houses Save this picture!© Hyosook Chin+ 36 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883561/chubby-cat-house-aoa-architects Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeaoa architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMapo-guSouth KoreaPublished on November 18, 2017Cite: “Chubby Cat House / aoa architects” 17 Nov 2017. 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Kevin Kibble to develop new media services at Fundraising Initiatives

first_imgKevin Kibble to develop new media services at Fundraising Initiatives Professional fundraising organisation Fundraising Initiatives has appointed Kevin Kibble, publisher of Professional Fundraising, as Media and Creative Director. Kevin joins Fundraising Initiatives in mid-January. In his new role he will establish and build a creative department and new media function for the business, which will enable charity clients to access and harness the new media technologies and integrate them into their fundraising and donor development programmes.Fundraising Initiatives have already achieved impact in this area with Vismail, the video-via-email tool for which it acts as exclusive global agent to the charity sector. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 December 2005 | News Commenting on his new post, Kevin said he was looking forward to “building on the unique strengths within our organisation such as Vismail and highly developed donor data intelligence from our face to face activities, to help develop effective communication and retention programmes for clients.”Phil Lowther, Managing Director of Fundraising Initiatives, described Kevin’s reputation as a champion of progressive fundraising in the sector.Kevin Kibble has been the publisher of Professional Fundraising magazine for almost eight years, and developed a national network of training events for fundraisers of all levels in addition to founding The Fundraising Forum for fundraising directors.  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Recruitment / people 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Apple brings (RED) to the App Store to raise funds to fight AIDS

first_img  76 total views,  1 views today 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. Tagged with: app Apple corporate Digital Howard Lake | 24 November 2014 | News Apple brings (RED) to the App Store to raise funds to fight AIDS Apps for (RED)Apple App Store campaign for (RED)(RED)-inspired content and experiences on offer in the Apps for (RED) section include:• Angry Birds players can perfect their bird-flinging with (RED)’s Mighty Feathers and challenge themselves to a bonus golden egg level.• Bubble Witch 2 Saga offers new (PRODUCT)RED levels across all 17 episodes of the game. Gold bar currency purchases will be donated to (RED).• Cut the Rope 2 unveils a wide selection of (PRODUCT)RED items including a new red hat, red touch print, red balloons and a red ginger cookie.• Despicable Me: Minion Rush reveals a new Lifeguard minion that helps players boost their banana collection skills by 200%. This year’s partnership between Apple and (RED), the campaign of people and companies to fight AIDS, sees a dedicated section of Apple’s App Store where all purchases will raise funds for the campaign.The two-week partnership will mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. From 24 November to 7 December the Apps for (RED) section will feature 25 apps with exclusive new content where all proceeds will go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.In addition, Apple will donate a portion of sales from its retail and online stores around the world on Friday 28 November 28 and Monday 1 December, “two of the biggest shopping days of the year”, also known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Apple and (RED) have run a joint campaign around World AIDS Day for the past eight years, but this is the first global App Store initiative in support of (RED).Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said:“Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give. For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our biggest fundraising push yet with the participation of Apple’s retail and online stores, and some of the brightest minds in the App Store are lending their talents to the effort as well.”Special edition (RED) iTunes® gift cardIn addition, on Friday 28 November, Apple customers in the USA will receive a special edition (RED) iTunes® gift card with the purchase of select Apple products. For each gift card distributed, Apple will also donate a percentage to the Global Fund.“Apple isn’t just in the fight to end AIDS. They are setting a new bar for business, giving $75 million and counting to the Global Fund as part of their partnership with (RED),” said Bono, co-founder of (RED). “I couldn’t be prouder to work with them.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Graphic overlay app Over is one of the Apps for (RED)last_img read more