Charities go door to door to capitalise on home working

A growing number of charities are sending fundraisers door to door to capitalise on the rise in people working from home.

Sign-ups for direct debit donations are expected to double pre-pandemic numbers this year, according to the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and Oxfam are among the high-profile charities to have relaunched door-to-door fundraising during the pandemic, despite having said that they would not use the method, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Door-to-door fundraising is seen by critics as an invasion of privacy, particularly when elderly and vulnerable people are approached. Several household names, including Age UK, have said that they do not do it. The RNLI said it avoided this type of fundraising “due to concern over safety and public trust”.

Daniel Fluskey, director of policy and communications at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIOF), said: “Since lockdown, people’s habits and ways of working have changed and … Read more

Lee Belzberg: Revolutionizing the At-Home Fitness Experience

In the modern life of constant chase, people often turn a I blind eye toward their health, which disturbs the balance of quality of life. To help people maintain this balance, Lee Belzberg and Melissa Bentivoglio came up with a ground-breaking idea to fill the void in the fitness industry by providing an innovative approach to Pilates with their venture, Frame Fitness.

Keeping mindfulness and movement in mind, the dynamic duo offers Frame’s modern, patent-pending, and cutting-edge technology. It amplifies and transforms your workout experience, offering a range of classes from beginner to advanced and fast-paced to restorative classes.

Blown by this simple yet unique platform, Insights Success reached out to Lee and talked about how the brand works on its motto “Made for motion,” with its reimagined reformer.

Below are the highlights of the interview:

Briefly describe your professional journey up until now.

Over the past ten years, … Read more

Stocks Struggle to Surpass Breakeven

Equities in Toronto took some lumps throughout the day, but triumphed by Friday’s closing bell, as investors digest lacklustre employment numbers.

The TSX forged ahead 43.09 points to close out Friday and the week at 19,620.13. Still, the index sustained a weekly loss of 72 points, or 3.7%.

The Canadian dollar took on 0.4 cents to 77.30 cents U.S.

Energy stocks rumbled, as Enerplus gained $1.33, or 8.5%, to $16.96, while Paramount Resources hiked $1.60, or 6.1%, to $27.70.

In industrial issues, Bombardier leaped $2.33, or 9%, to $28.20, while Brookfield Business Partners jumped $1.84, or 6.3%, to $31.14.

Materials also fared well, with Ero Copper picking up $1.02, or 9.2%, to $12.14, while Lithium Americas up $2.09, or 6.3%, to $35.42.

Consumer staples led the way down, with Alimentation Couche-Tard sliding $1.36, or 2.3%, to $57.12, and Maple Leaf Foods trailing 50 cents, or 2.2%, to $21.83.

In tech … Read more

Twitter says Musk is ‘conjuring’ excuse to escape takeover deal

Twitter has rejected Elon Musk’s claims in court that he had legitimate reasons to back out of a $44bn deal to purchase the social media platform, marking the latest development in a dramatic legal showdown.

In a filing made public on Thursday, Twitter called Musk’s arguments for abandoning the deal “a story, imagined in an effort to escape a merger agreement that Musk no longer found attractive once the stock market and along with it, his massive personal wealth, declined in value”.

Twitter sued Musk last month to force him to complete the deal, and the company’s filing on Thursday comes in response to Musk’s own counter lawsuit, which he filed under seal last week and which is due to be made public on Friday.

The current standoff began after Musk claimed Twitter was not forthcoming about the problem with spam bots on the platform, citing it as his reason … Read more