Cricket Ind-W vs Eng-W series: Mithali Raj speaks on Naomi Osaka controversy, says “media support is needed” Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Amidst the ongoing controversy regarding her decision to boycott press conferences at the French Open, Japanese tennis player Osaka on Monday announced that she is withdrawing herself from the tournament. Earlier, Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif on Tuesday said that players across different sports should be allowed to avoid media if that helps in ensuring better mental health.“It is high time we acknowledge the issue of mental health in sports. More so in individual sports. In cricket, a coach or a senior player can be a backup option for a captain but not in tennis. Let’s be sensitive, players in their weak moments should be allowed to avoid the media,” tweeted Kaif.Also Read:ICC meeting Live Updates: BCCI top bosses to discuss IPL 2021 with various stakeholders on sidelines of ICC meetInd-W vs Eng -W: How did the Osaka controversy start? WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Taonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. Taonga is a whole world full of adventure!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow Legends|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunHigh School Throws Marine Out, Then Realize Why He’s In UniformPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket CricketLatest Sports News Latest Sports News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kunal Dhyani – June 1, 2021 ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia Facebook Twitter Cricket TAGSFrench OpenIndW vs EngWMithali RajNaomi OsakaNaomi Osaka controversyWomen’s Cricket SHARE Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early In a statement released on Twitter, Osaka had said: “Hey everyone, this isn’t a situation I ever imagined or intended when I posted a few days ago. I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris.”“I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not ideal and my message could have been clearer. More importantly, I would never trivialize mental health or use the term lightly,” she had said.“The truth is that I have suffered long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018 and I have had a really hard time coping with that. Anyone that knows me knows I’m introverted, and anyone that has seen me at the tournaments will notice that I’m often wearing headphones as that helps dull my social anxiety. Though the tennis press has always been kind to me (and I wanna apologize especially to all the cool journalists who I may have hurt), I am not a natural public speaker and get huge waves of anxiety before I speak to the world’s media. I get really nervous and find it stressful to always try to engage and give you the best answers I can,” she had added.Also Read:ICC T20I Rankings: Shafali retains top spot, Kathryn becomes first Scotland player to be in top 10 Last week, Osaka had said that she would not be taking part in press conferences during the French Open in order to ensure better mental health.Osaka defeated Patricia Maria Tig 6-4, 7-6(4) on the opening day of the tournament on Sunday. With the victory, the Japanese tennis star also extended her winning streak at the Grand Slams to 15 matches in a row. Eng W vs Ind W Test: Ajinkya Rahane offers Test batting tips to Mithali Raj & Co ahead of one-off Test Ind-W vs Eng-W series: Mithali Raj speaks on Naomi Osaka controversy, says “media support is needed” –India women’s Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj on Tuesday said that she has never felt the need to miss a press conference as women’s cricket needs media support right now. Her remarks come after tennis player Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open citing mental health as the reason. “Well, I think it is tough to be in quarantine for any athlete. But, I think getting into a tournament, we do not feel that.Personally, I have not felt that I should forgo a press conference because women’s cricket right now where it stands, it needs media support and it is important for players also to sort of try and help in the growth of the sport. So we need to try to promote the sport,” said Mithali during a pre-departure press conference.Also Read:मिताली राज ने ओसाका के मीडिया से बात न करने के फैसले पर दिया बयान, कहा- हमें मीडिया सपोर्ट की जरुरत हैMithali and Co will leave for England on Wednesday after completing the two week quarantine. They will play one Test, three ODIs and as many T20Is starting from June 16. WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Cricket Latest Sports News IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Cricket Previous articleAmol Muzumdar appointed Mumbai’s head coach for 2021-22 seasonNext articleTokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu’s nemesis Carolina Marin to undergo knee surgery, miss Tokyo games Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products.
Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC, formerly known as Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc is a mining and technology development business listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The Company’s services include mining, dredging, offshore/vessel chartering and technology. Its mining service is engaged in solid mineral mining with interest in minerals, such as gold, tin, copper, lithium, lead, zinc and hard rock. The Company’s dredging business offers complete dredging solutions, such as reclamation, shore protection, stockpiling, breakwater construction, sweeping of access sites and slots and river crossing. The Company’s vessel chartering offers fleet of vessels, such as offshore support vessels (OSVs), anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) and diving support vessels. It provides its services to the offshore oil and gas, and shipping industries. The Company’s technology services provide technology and enterprise solution services to support governmental, services and manufacturing industries.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS [imagebrowser id=19]Wow, what a Rugby World Cup that was. Seven weeks and 48 matches at a high octane pace. So where better to relive the highs and lows of the seventh Rugby World Cup than with the new edition of the world’s best-sellling rugby magazine, Rugby World. Our souvenir edition gives you every point, every try, every yellow card, every turning point and every key opinion from all 48 matches – an edition unrivalled anywhere in the world. And that isn’t all as this month we set about trying to pick through the malaise of England, Scotland and Ireland’s campaigns. We also hear from Mark Evans, Warren Gatland, Graham Henry, Dimitir Yachvili and a host of other big names. We hope you enjoy it!———————————————————————————————————————————————–The Front Row…World Cup 2011 The ultimate rundown.Our Team of the Tournament30 Minutes with Will GeniaGraham Henry – The brains behind New Zealand’s title has found peaceDimitri Yachvili – The tournament wasn’t all turmoil and tears for the fiesty French scrum-half…Hotshots – Joe Launchbury (Wasps) and Kirby Myhill (Scarlets)Mark Evans – What effect has the World Cup had on the Aviva Premiership?Warren Gatland – The Wales coach is taking positives from the tournamentDanny Cipriani – The Melbourne Rebel can’t wait to return to TwickenhamThe Centres…RWC Stars IRhys Priestland, Israel Dagg, Sean Lamont, Mario LedesmaThe RFU and England – Paul Morgan on where England went wrong Down Under – and how to put it rightSam Warburton – Wales’ inspirational captain opens up about his first World Cup and that fateful red cardWorld Cup 2015 – Stuart Barnes on the lessons England should learn from New Zealand to be the perfect hostsSean O’Brien – The flanker has made such an impact that he’s being tipped as the next Ireland captainScotland – Why did Andy Robinson’s team fail to exit their pool, and what should they do to recover? RWC Stars IIMike Ross, Kahn Fotuali’i, Manu Tuilagi, John KirwanTechnical Zone – Broaden your tackling options with Dan Cottrell’s top tipsMinis Zone – Teach your minis Overload Touch and switch passingFitness Zone – How to prepare for sevens, plus stay mobile and flexibleHeroes Rugby – We preview the Heroes Rugby Challenge when the northern hemisphere takes on the southHeineken Cup – Stephen Jones analyses the runners and riders in EuropeThe Tourist – A large welcoming committee greets us at Madejski StadiumSevens Rugby – Meet the contenders for the HSBC World Sevens SeriesKeith Barwell – The ex-Saints chairman still has lots to say, finds Matt HampsonThe Backs…Club Guide – All your grass-roots news. Plus our Team of the Month and School Team of the MonthNaked Truth – England’s Delon Armitage on his unlikely career choiceArmchair Zone – The latest books and productsTour Tale – Take a trip to Ramsey Street———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby WorldClick here to find out where to buy Rugby World Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.
Fine line: Jonny May scores for Leicester against Harlequins (Getty Images) Jonny May has become the complete wingerThere was a time when Jonny May was rugby’s version of the 1980s toy Micro Machines. Wind him up, point him in the right direction and he was off. But as with a Micro Machine, the fun didn’t last for long. After about five seconds and a thrilling burst of speed, both he and the toy would collide into something and the joy was over.That is no longer the case with Jonny May and as this entire season has proven, he has become a complete wing. The headless-chicken passes have become hawk-like in their precision and the timing of his runs are now immaculate.Pass mark: Jonny May in action against Bath (Getty Images)Even as a part of two teams that have struggled this season, England and Leicester Tigers, May has been one of the consistent players. You need only look at how many quality wingers have slid beneath him in Eddie Jones’s back-three selections to see how highly regarded he is by the England sectors.The Premiership throws up myriad surprisesThe English Premiership has received more sneers than envious glances in recent years. Rather like the ‘18 handicapper’ who turns up for a round of golf on Boxing Day with a brand new set of Mizuno blades and TaylorMade woods, the Premiership has been accused of having all of the gear and less idea – an argument pointed at the lack of success in Europe and at Test level.However, this festive period that hasn’t been the case – and nor has it all season. The Gallagher Premiership is wonderfully competitive and highly chaotic. Whilst rugby supporters have been working their way through the festive booze out of choice, those in charge of setting the markets at the bookies have been ploughing through the sherry out of necessity. Who thought Sale would have rolled Gloucester at home? Who thought Quins would be in the top four?Jump to it: Sale Sharks celebrate a try in their win at Gloucester (Getty Images)The benefits and problems with the English Premiership come from relegation, and a simple decision will need to be made soon. If England’s Test team – and European rugby – is the pinnacle of the rugby hierarchy, then ringfencing is the way to go. If club rugby is viewed as the top, then relegation is a no-brainer. Either way, it’s been fantastic to watch.Cockerill gets everything he wants for ChristmasRichard Cockerill has never been what you’d call a ‘good boy’, so him getting everything he wanted for Christmas flies in the face of Santa’s doctrine. But there is nothing more that the former Leicester player and coach could have asked for this festive season.Man in charge: Edinburgh’s director of rugby Richard Cockerill (Getty Images)Edinburgh were immaculate in December. Two wins over Glasgow in the Guinness Pro14 and two over Newcastle in the Champions Cup showed how far Cockerill’s squad have come. And let’s not forget that little of this success has been bought. There are no £1m signings in Edinburgh’s squad. Cockerill has fused young Scottish talent in Blair Kinghorn with prudent signings in Viliame Mata and Duhan van der Merwe.I’m not for one minute suggesting that Cockerill’s final Christmas present is the fact that Tigers, the team who sacked him, are struggling, but…Northern hemisphere coach goes south, in silence LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The end of the year saw Steve Tandy named as the Waratahs forwards coach. A prestigious role, at a glamorous club, with a stable full of marquee Test players. Yet for some reason his move barely made a ripple up north.Even when Ronan O’Gara moved to the Crusaders, little was said. It’s almost as if in the northern hemisphere we’re ashamed of our coaches and render their skills inferior to those from down south.The above statement isn’t without foundation of course; modern Test rugby has been built on the southern hemisphere blueprint. And it is perhaps this that makes the moves of Tandy and O’Gara so important.New role: Former Ospreys boss Steve Tandy is now forwards coach at Waratahs (Getty Images)If the coaching standards up north are inferior, then going south early in a coaching career is the solution. We shouldn’t be making less noise about the migration, but more. In two or three seasons both Tandy and O’Gara will hopefully be ahead of the curve and able to contribute on their return. Food for thought.Top 14 goes bonkersThe period between Christmas and New Year is odd. A six-day period where blood is replaced by Baileys and cheese has become one of your internal organs. But it didn’t affect the players in the Top 14. The fixtures following Christmas were remarkable.Whilst the highest score in the Premiership and Pro14, by any one team, was 35 points, there were six teams who scored more than 35 in France. Bordeaux scored 40, Lyon 52, Montpellier 41, Clermont 37, La Rochelle 53 and Toulouse 39. These are Super Rugby-type numbers.Slide show: Toulouse’s Yoann Huget scores in the hammering of Toulon (Getty Images)The pick of the bunch was undoubtedly Toulouse’s 39-0 victory over Toulon. There were 16 clean breaks and 33 defenders beaten, which led to a five-try pounding of Toulon and has reinforced the fact that Toulouse’s squad rebuild is over and they are once again European monsters.Gouging is the perfect crimeGouging is no longer called gouging, it’s called ‘making contact with the eye’. But as Alan Partridge would say: “They’ve rebadged it, you fool.” The difficulty is that by rebranding the offence and splitting the act into making contact with the eye and/or eye area the offence has become unpunishable.Unless someone’s eye is hanging out how can you prove anything? No television angle is going to prove that contact was made with an eye and no player is ever going to confess to it. Even if you brought the CSI Miami gang onto the field, they couldn’t conclusively prove that a fragment of nail had been left on an eyelid at a particular time or even if it was deliberate. From Jonny May to Richard Cockerill and leagues full of surprises, Paul Williams wraps up the goings-on of the past month This approach to the offence formerly known as ‘G’ is even more perplexing given the current focus on contact with the head. Making contact with the eye and making contact with the eye area are the same thing and should be treated as such.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Architects: Atelier Gitterle Area Area of this architecture project Area: 870 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses “COPY” Projects WAC Home and Office / Atelier GitterleSave this projectSaveWAC Home and Office / Atelier Gitterle WAC Home and Office / Atelier Gitterle CopyHouses, Office Buildings•Krems an der Donau, Austria Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Erlus, Forbo Flooring Systems, PREFA, XAL, Etex, Velux, Weiss, Zimmerei HauthalerDesign Team:Karl Gitterle, Philipp GitterleEngineering:Margit Kiss – Baumeister Kiss GmbHCarpenter:Martin HauthalerCity:Krems an der DonauCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hertha HurnausRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The client’s requirement was to create a family home that would also contain an office for their cosmetics start-up. The positioning of the building in the middle of the vineyards has been deliberately chosen because the young company produces Demeter-certified natural cosmetics from the vines on site.Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausThe building was embedded in the topography of the vineyards to reveal the view of world cultural heritage Krems, castle Dürnstein and Göttweig abbey. The start-up’s office faces the street with a separate entrance and access to the warehouse, while the private living area is on the opposite side. Generous window elements create bright, light-flooded rooms and connect the interior with the surrounding vineyards. The openings were deliberately set to maintain privacy despite the openness to the landscape.Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Hertha HurnausThe structure is strictly geometric and combined with ecological building materials in order to live up to the client’s philosophy of life. The entire supporting structure is made of wood, the insulation material is made of ecological wood fiber and the facade is clad with natural wood. In order to operate a sustainable heating system, a geothermal heat pump was installed, along with a PV system. The roof of the annex, which also serves as an accommodation for guests or business partners, was designed as a greened flat roof.Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausProject gallerySee allShow lessBaan Lek Villa / GLA DESIGN STUDIOSelected ProjectsMunicipal Food Market and Youth Center Rehabilitation / Ácrono Arquitectura + Blanca…Selected Projects Share ArchDaily 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936148/wac-home-and-office-atelier-gitterle Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936148/wac-home-and-office-atelier-gitterle Clipboard “COPY” Austria Year: Save this picture!© Hertha Hurnaus+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeAtelier GitterleOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesOffice buildingsKrems an der DonauOn FacebookAustriaPublished on March 26, 2020Cite: “WAC Home and Office / Atelier Gitterle” 26 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Vestervig, Denmark Light House / Puras ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLight House / Puras Architecture Projects Year: Light House / Puras Architecture Denmark Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Søren Sarup Architects: Puras Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectStonesCupa PizarrasNatural Slate CUPA 9Engineering:Stokvad Rådgivende ingeniører A/SCity:VestervigCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tina SteffansenText description provided by the architects. Light house is a vacation house built in 2018 after drawings by Architect Søren Sarup, Founder and CEO of Puras Architecture.Save this picture!Plan – First floorThe vacation house is situated in the western part of Denmark next to the largest wilderness area of Denmark. Here the waves from the North Sea wash up on the beaches, the wind blows the sand up in the high dunes and a huge open landscape with dune heaths and lakes continues further inland. These beautiful rough surroundings form the design of Light House.Save this picture!© Tina SteffansenIn the search of creating an unique place, are listening and observing important. The soft north light, the view and the sound of the wind in the reed were all elements in the inspiration to transforming an old A frame house to a modern, warm, simple and beautiful A frame house.Save this picture!© Tina SteffansenIt consists of two very different but complementary structures: A horizontal rectangular building body with wide windows framing the nature, against a vertical slate covered triangular building body. The design of Light House is varied and eventful at the same time as it is experienced simple and modern.Save this picture!SectionThe rectangular building body has an open and transparent plan containing an open living room, dining room and kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and an entrance hall. There is a close contact with nature – even from the bathtub there are views and contact to the lake right outside the windows. The triangular building body contains two bedrooms, a bathroom and a relaxation room under the roof tip with panoramic views over the lake and the dune landscape in the background.Save this picture!© Tina SteffansenThe qualities of Light House are linked to the unique contact between inside and outside. The landscape around the vacation house is invited all the way into the house.Save this picture!© Tina SteffansenWide windows are framing the enlightened landscape towards north and the hidden window frames create a visual continuation to the terrace areas outside. The open floor plan generates views through the building and to sunny spots due the day. The wooden terrace is designed with several living corners and rooms that offer shade, shelter or a place in sun.Save this picture!© Tina SteffansenLight house is designed with materials that fit the local climate and require a low maintenance frequency. It is cladded with untreated Douglas fir that respond well to the dry salty air, so do the wooden terraces. The triangular building is cladded with natural slate. In color and properties the materials suit the environment and Light house blends into its surroundings from all angles. Save this picture!South elevationThe house is designed in accordance with Nordic design traditions, where its proximity to nature, its use of light and its airy openness create unique architectural experiences.Save this picture!© Tina SteffansenThe warm wooden surfaces against clean white and sharp edges combined with Danish furniture classics create a calm and relaxed atmosphere that breaks the boundary between indoor and outdoor life.Save this picture!© Tina SteffansenProject gallerySee allShow lessSouth East European Center for Entrepreneurial Learning / SZA d.o.oSelected ProjectsCelina House / TAM – Guillermo ElgartSelected Projects Share Photographs: Tina Steffansen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cupa Pizarras, Dinesen, IdealCombi, Morsoe, Siemens, Zehnder, ACT 3D, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Duravit, Hans Grohe, IFO, Invita køkkener, Panasonic Puras Architecture Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!© Tina Steffansen+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officePuras ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVaraždinOn FacebookVestervigDenmarkPublished on February 12, 2021Cite: “Light House / Puras Architecture” 12 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
338 total views, 2 views today BlackRock launches Charities Growth & Income Fund 339 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 “Since 1987 we have been managing charity funds and are delighted to add another fund to our stable. The Fund seeks not only to address the growing demand from UK charities and endowments for sustainable investment options but also offers our clients the benefits of the new CAIF structure.” BlackRock has expanded its sustainable investment offering for charities in the UK with the launch of the BlackRock Charities Growth & Income Fund.Managed by BlackRock’s 15-strong Multi-Asset Strategies – Diversified Strategies investment team, the Charities Growth & Income Fund aims to provide long-term capital growth and a steady income distribution. It will do this by taking a flexible approach and investing globally in a wide range of assets across equities, bonds, property and other alternative investments, including renewable energy.It extends BlackRock’s current range of charity multi-asset funds, which include the Armed Forces Common Investment Fund and Charifaith Common Investment Fund.Sarah Melvin, Head of UK, said:“Partnering with charities and endowments is a significant part of our history in the UK and one of our most important client segments. We strive to offer investment strategies and funds that match the distinct needs of non-profits helping them to better fulfil their social mission.”BlackRock’s sustainable investment policy has screens that exclude securities deriving significant amounts of their revenue from certain sectors, including alcohol, armaments, gambling, high-interest rate lending, thermal coal and tar sands, and tobacco. The investment team also considers environmental, social and governance factors when assessing the potential for return and as part of managing total portfolio risk.The fund has also been launched as a new Charity Authorised Investment Fund (CAIF). A tax-efficient structure, CAIFs are exclusive to UK registered charities and offer additional VAT savings on the management fee plus increased regulatory protection from the FCA compared with traditional charity funds.Gemma Gooch, BlackRock’s Charities & Endowments Team, commented: Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Melanie May | 26 June 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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.