Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana
Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileI&M Holdings Limited (I&M Bank Group) is a financial services institution providing products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, home and car loans and overdraft and term loans to e-commerce payment and salary processing services, trade finance and insurance premium financing services I&M Bank Group also provides services for foreign exchange, fund transfers, tax payment, bancassurance and agency banking. Its investment management division offers securities accounts and fiduciary services and facilitates the purchase and sale of securities from the stock market and invests in government securities. Its asset finance division caters for personal and corporate clients and covers vehicle and machinery purchases and cash management services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. I&M Holdings Limited
The Stocks and Shares ISA limit will be reset on 6 April 2021. For UK investors that means another £20,000 of tax-free investing room. So I’ve got my eye on two top UK shares for my best possible chance at tax-free gains in 2021.The brilliant thing about investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA is that all of my capital gains and dividends are free from tax. If I was to buy these shares outside of a Stocks and Shares ISA, I could be forced to pay tax when I come to sell. There is a tax-free allowance of £12,300 for capital gains. But if my investments are above this limit, then I’d have to pay tax.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…So to my two top UK shares for April 2021.Open OrphanOpen Orphan (LSE:ORPH) is a popular healthcare stock: not a biotech but a pharmaceutical services business. That means it doesn’t engage in the risky and costly R&D of drug development. Instead it provides all the background data management and clinical trial services for vaccine and antiviral giants worldwide. Its clients include the likes of Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.It is most famous for helping to run the world’s first Covid-19 human challenge trials, winning a £46m UK government contract in October 2020. It also plans to spin off at least four major assets into separate companies. These include selling its novel disease data platform Disease in Motion to wearables giants like Google and Fitbit. Because I already own ORPH, I’ll get shares in each of these new companies in my Stocks and Shares ISA when that happens.Because it is listed on AIM, it’s a relatively riskier buy than a company on the FTSE 250 or FTSE 100. Companies on this market have less stringent financial reporting requirements than on the higher tier. Executive Chair Cathal Friel recently put a $1bn (£720m) valuation target on Open Orphan. That would give the business a share price of around £1.10, 266% higher than today’s 30p price.Fonix MobileThe next share I’d like to buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA in April is Fonix Mobile (LSE:FNX). This £160m market cap business focuses on mobile payments and mobile messaging. It has some very big blue-chip names as clients, including ITV, Channel 5, and Bauer Media.It’s a relatively recent float on AIM, which does present risks. Companies only a few months from their IPO date can rise quickly on buzz and hype alone.Digging back through Fonix Mobile’s financial statements before it went public, I can see that the company had already produced tens of millions in revenue. Profit before tax was up 49% in 2017 and 83% in 2018. And in its most recent full year to June 2020, revenues were up 29% to £40m with profits 53% higher at £7.1m. I can see that it produced a 260% return on equity and a 286% return on capital. So I know that Fonix Mobile is using its cash extremely well to grow. In its half-year report to 31 December 2020 CEO Rob Weisz noted that Fonix would also pay its first-ever dividend. It’s not huge, at 1.7p per share. But given the company’s stonking growth? I can see Fonix Mobile chucking off cash for shareholders for years to come. 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Sea of green: The Olympic Stadium ressembled a home game for Ireland Okay, so we didn’t really learn this because we knew it already but Iain Henderson‘s worth to the side is growing by the week. He’s the new Eben Etzebeth. He’s been Ireland’s best carrier in the tournament and his sheer brutish strength is astonishing. He also showcased his ability to hold players up to enforce a choke tackle turnover- so beloved of Les Kiss. To think it was only three weeks ago he wasn’t certain to be in the team.Sean O’Brien needs to ImproveHe was credited with the most carries over the gain line, but they can’t have been very far over the gain line. Sean O’Brien doesn’t look at his explosive ball-carrying breakdown-demolishing best. Ireland really need him to be because we don’t really have any other players who can do what he does. However, we do have Chris Henry available and he brings something different, but no less useful: nuisance value. Ireland won a six nations with O’Brien injured and it was Henry who took his place, and excelled, so we doubt that Schmidt is afraid to use the Ulsterman if it’s the best pick. O’Brien needs to rediscover his mojo.The Monday video review will be grim Ireland edged past a resiliant Italian side yesterday but there are plenty of things to work on, including sloppy handling and poor discipline. Thank goodness for Iain Henderson By Whiff of CorditeIreland and Italy served up a steaming dose of Six Nations mediocrity on Sunday, bringing a series of scratches to a sprakling weekend of quicksilver rugby…from the Southern Hemisphere nations. While it would be churlish to quibble over qualification for the quarter-finals, since it equates to the best we have ever achieved, and also given we have recent experience of not doing so, but this was not a performance or a scoreline for the ages. If Italy had a hooker who could throw, we may very well be having a different conversation today. But what have we learnt?Highlight: Peter O’Mahony’s tackle on Josh Furno was superbIreland can still be wretchedJoe Schmidt has worked hard to make Ireland more consistent. He inherited a team that was best known for its wildly fluctuating performance level, the best example being thumped by New Zealand by 60 points, a week after narrowly losing at the death in Christchurch, and over two years has brought them to a place where they usually perform to a decent base level. They won’t always win, but at least we know they’ll show up. So it’s somewhat reassuring to see they can still be truly, utterly awful when the occasion demands it. This was a rotten performance with shapeless attack, a poor aerial game and an ocean of turnovers. If Italy had a lineout the result might have been different.Ireland will be better against FranceGames the week before a crunch match can be like that. Everyone wants the game out of the way so they can focus on the big one. And it’s hard to imagine Ireland playing this badly when minds are sharply focused against France. There’s also the distinct possibility that Ireland want to reveal as little as possible before their most important pool match. Expect to hear plenty of suggestions for changes to the team, but barring the return of Rob Kearney and Jared Payne, it’s likely to be the same team that takes on the French. And so it should be; the best XV is on the pitch. Conor Murray and Sean O’Brien are unlikely to play so poorly two weeks in a row, are they?Return: Ireland are hoping Rob Kearney will be fit for France at the weekendIain Henderson is the man Video nasty: Anyone who made mistakes in the game will be under scrutinySchmidt’s Monday video reviews have become notorious and this one should go on until the early hours of Tuesday morning. It was that sloppy. None of the starting team will be looking forward to this one. After Simon Zebo put a kick past the dead ball line, he looked like a man who had already fast-forwarded to the video session in his mind. And the likes of Shane Horgan have been vocal about the emphasis Schmidt puts on his teams being aerially dominant. It’s hard to recall more than one kick that they won back. Throw in the multiple knock ons, indiscipline and mediocre mauling and the players are looking at a long, painful session. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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Otros recordaron a la Cámara que el arzobispo Suheil Dawani, de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, ha instado a la Iglesia Episcopal a no adoptar una política que le hiciera más difícil a él administrar sus congregaciones y las más de 30 instituciones de servicios sociales [de su diócesis] en Israel, Jordania, El Líbano, Siria y los Territorios Palestinos. Esas instituciones incluyen escuelas, hospitales, clínicas y centros para individuos con discapacidades y sirven a personas de todas las fes.“Cualquier amago de desinversión dificultará el ministerio del arzobispo Suheil Dawani y de sus sacerdotes y congregaciones en el Oriente Medio”, dijo el obispo Jay Magness, sufragáneo para los Ministerios Federales que sirvió en el Comité Legislativo sobre Justicia Social y Política Internacional que estudió las resoluciones. “El Tesorero nos aseguró que no tenemos ninguna inversión directa en las compañías que suelen mencionarse”, tales como Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, G4S y Motorola Solutions.El obispo Prince Singh, of Rochester, presidente del comité, también confirmó que la Iglesia Episcopal no tiene actualmente ninguna inversión en corporaciones que afecten negativamente a los palestinos en el terreno.El obispo Ed Little, de Indiana Norte, dijo que el texto de la resolución “clara e inequívocamente aboga por el boicot y la desinversión, y debemos rechazarla… Como anglicanos, tenemos el don y la capacidad de llegar a las personas de ambas partes del conflicto. Eso es lo que la Iglesia Episcopal está haciendo en el Oriente Medio. Nuestro actual liderazgo bajo la Obispa Primada nos está permitiendo ser pacificadores”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori condujo en enero una peregrinación interreligiosa a Tierra Santa, tal como recomendaba la Resolución B019 de la Convención General 2012, la cual exigía la inversión positiva “como un medio necesario de crear una economía sólida y una infraestructura sostenible” en los Territorios Palestinos.Little reconoció también el rechazo del Consejo Ejecutivo de boicots, desinversiones y sanciones a través de su comité sobre CSR, el cual pone énfasis en la “inversión positiva” y en la “participación corporativa” para alentar un cambio positivo en el conflicto entre israelíes y palestinos.El Rdo. Gary Commins, diputado de Los Ángeles y miembro del comité de política internacional, dijo a ENS que está decepcionado por el voto de los obispos, que él describió como “funcionando por temor, que nunca es algo bueno para gente de fe”.Donna Hicks, coordinadora de la Red Palestina e Israel de la Fraternidad Episcopal de la Paz dijo: “Nos estimula el hecho de que los obispos y los diputados entiendan que este es un asunto apremiante y que la discusión en esta convención no se centró en si ha de tomarse una decisión, sino en cuál decisión resultaría más efectiva… Somos optimistas de que la votación de hoy es sólo otro paso en nuestro proceso para garantizar que no estamos lucrando de la ocupación y que le desinversión se aprobará en una Convención General en un futuro próximo”.La Convención General aprobó dos resoluciones sobre pacificación. La Resolución sustituta B013, propuesta por el obispo Nick Knisely, de Rhode Island, “reafirma la vocación de la Iglesia como agente de reconciliación y de justicia restauradora” y reconoce que “una reconciliación significativa puede ayudar a engendrar una paz sostenible y duradera y que tal reconciliación debe incorporarse tanto a la acción política como a los empeños de base promovidos localmente”.Knisely dijo que su resolución es parte de un proceso “que nos invita a todos nosotros a un conversación más amplia a lo largo del próximo trienio para dialogar mediante” una inversión positiva.Él le recordó a los obispos que la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera invirtió $500.000 en el Banco de Palestina en 2013 para fines de desarrollo económico en los Territorios Palestinos.El obispo Leo Frade, del Sudeste de la Florida, dijo que su experiencia de embargos y bloqueos, en particular el embargo de Cuba, es que “afecta a las mismas personas que creemos estar ayudando. Los empleos palestinos dependen de la inversión, no de la desinversión”.La Resolución C018 expresa solidaridad y apoyo hacia los cristianos en Israel y en los territorios bajo ocupación israelí; afirma la obra de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén en recuperación, educación y cuidado pastoral; y respalda la labor de los cristianos comprometidos en hacer relaciones, en el diálogo interreligioso, en el adiestramiento en la no violencia y en la defensa de los derechos de los palestinos. La resolución insta también a los episcopales a mostrar su solidaridad haciendo una peregrinación a Israel y a los territorios ocupados por Israel y a aprender de los hermanos cristianos de la región.Al tiempo que la Convención General se reunía el 25 de junio, el conflicto israelí-palestino era el foco de siete resoluciones para las cuales el Comité de Justicia Social y Política Internacional abrió el debate al testimonio público en tres audiencias legislativas.Unas 50 personas testificaron sobre las resoluciones relacionadas con Israel y Palestina que iban desde pedir una inversión más a fondo en asociaciones en el Oriente Medio a pedir que la Iglesia boicoteara a las compañías y corporaciones dedicadas a ciertos negocios con el Estado de Israel y desinvirtiera de ellas.Varias personas hablaron de la necesidad de ponerle fin a la ocupación israelí de tierras palestinas mediante presiones económicas, diciendo que la actual política de la Iglesia de inversión positiva había demostrado ser inadecuada. Otras subrayaron el imperativo cristiano del compromiso y el diálogo, citando temores de cualesquiera medidas que pudieran causar mayores dificultades para el pueblo palestino y para la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Argentina “COPY” Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 28 Share Projects ArchDaily 2013 OZ 3459 / estudiotrama + arqtipoSave this projectSaveOZ 3459 / estudiotrama + arqtipo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421694/oz-3459-estudiotrama-arqtipo Clipboard Apartments Copy•Olavarría, Argentina Architects: arqtipo, estudiotrama Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: Photographs Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian Structures:Pablo LulkinConstruction:arqtrama S.R.LLand Area:162 m2 – 8,66 m x 18,70 mProject Architects:Diego Aceto, Dario Litvinoff, Diego Lorenzo, Matías TozziniCollaborators:Paola Castelnuovo, Cecilia Gimenez, Lucas GorroñoCity:OlavarríaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensContext I LocationOZ 3459 is a condo building with seven housing units located in the Saavedra neighborhood, a residential area in the city of Buenos Aires. Located in an unusual city block on an alley, with height limitations set by the r2bi zoning code, this small area of 8.66 m x 18.00 m gives us the possibility of placing a building on the entire land area.The building incorporates the scale of the neighborhood on the front and back facades, joining the courtyards with the neighboring boundaries, and producing a setback on the top floors. Construction is designed with one floor less than allowed by the zoning code. The project takes the pattern of the architecture of courtyards, characteristic in many of the traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian ConfigurationI ConsistencyThe program is organized into four stories, with a system of courtyards and a central service block, with the private and semi-public spaces laid out around it. This articulation of the building volume with the succession of courtyards allows for the creation of spaces with cross ventilation, which capture natural light at different times of day.The units on the first two floors are studio apartments, with the possibility of being divided or working as a single space, since they can be used as an office. On the second floor, two duplex units are laid out, which are set back on the top floor to generate terraces.Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian Tectonics I MaterialityThe structure is comprised of reinforced concrete, and the exterior envelope was built with common brick. The brick was arranged in different ways both to clad floors, walls and ceilings, as well as to achieve different levels of privacy, brightness and opacity. Contrasting the reddish color of the brick, interiors were finished with neutral materials, in gray and white colors.The permeability of the material and the incidence of light change the spatial qualities of the building and its surroundings throughout the day.Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian Proposals I ResultsThere is a search for coherence between the volumetric configuration of the building and its material resolution, because the layout of the spaces allow room for courtyards, which resemble light entries that exist in brick patterns.Another challenge raised by the proposal was to design for a specific residential density in a small area, without compromising spatial quality. The building manages to articulate private and semi-public spaces, indoor and outdoor, in an urban neighborhood.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel ArkitekterSelected ProjectsGreen Screen House / Hideo Kumaki Architect OfficeSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421694/oz-3459-estudiotrama-arqtipo Clipboard OZ 3459 / estudiotrama + arqtipo CopyAbout this officeestudiotramaOfficeFollowArqtipoOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOlavarríaArgentinaPublished on August 30, 2013Cite: “OZ 3459 / estudiotrama + arqtipo” [OZ 3459 / estudiotrama + arqtipo] 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802514/gaia-leppanen-plus-anker Clipboard Projects Area: 15000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Armo, Assin, Atu , Coheco. Mitsubishi, Disconelec, Drillsoil, Faiquito, Hidrotherm, Imecanic, Industrias Forma, JR DecoracionesWork Team:Sofía Chávez, Caroline Dieden, Alberto JátivaStructural Calculation:Patricio RamosCity:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastián CrespoRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEASuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. It is a 14 story, 15,000 m2 mixed use building: commercial on the lower floor, offices for the next four floors and residential units on the next nine floors. Save this picture!DiagramThe building is located at an important intersection within the city where urban elements converge, such as a new metro stop, an important government building, a commercial shopping center and the most emblematic park of the city. Being the first new construction in this zone and highly visible, the building attempts to combine the many existing and new diverse elements through movements that bring new shadow lines reflections and points of view.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoSave this picture!Floor Plan In the search for spatial wealth elements of the facade were eliminated, this is achieved by a design concept that removes strategic corners of the building. Where double and triple height spaces are generated. Where panoramic visual connections to the entire city, manage to activate these exterior areas traditionally dead, and replacing them with different social programs.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThese new exterior areas at the top of the building take advantage of the park’s visual and excellent equatorial climate that prevails throughout the year. Deep perimeter balconies around the building help to reduce solar gain in the interior spaces allowing for the use of larger portions of glass in the façade, without sacrificing passive climate controlled spaces. Save this picture!SectionThe building contains a large roof garden that makes a visual connection with the surrounding Andes Mountains while creating usable green space for the building’s residents. The façade of the building uses a material process known as GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete). Molds were made in close collaboration with the architect’s digital model and the fabricators work shop to provide accurate and a well coordinated process. The concrete material in then sprayed onto the molds to create the final product. Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe design and the construction process of the building utilizes a repeatable patterning system to reduce the overall amount of molds used in creating the dynamic building facade. Advantages of this material are efficiency of installation, as panels are fabricated up to 4 meters by 2 meters tall. Molds are also able to be reused, reducing the material used and fabrication time. Also designed and built into the installation process is a system of adjustable metallic connections allowing the complex forms to align with ease. The final product is a continuous dynamic façade system.The coordination between the Leppanen + Anker Architects, the developer and builder, Uribe & Schwarzkopf, was vital for the development of the GAIA building, resulting in a new landmark for the city, a new architectural and constructive reference, which is incorporated enriching urban life and local architecture, in the Ecuadorian capital.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoSave this picture!DetailSave this picture!© Sebastián CrespoProject gallerySee allShow lessLogistics and Auxiliary Services for JATA / José Miguel García PérezSelected ProjectsWhat the Way You Sketch Scale Figures Says About YouArticlesProject locationAddress:Quito, EcuadorLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: GAIA / Uribe & Schwarzkopf and Leppanen + AnkerSave this projectSaveGAIA / Uribe & Schwarzkopf and Leppanen + Anker Architects: Leppanen + Anker, Uribe & Schwarzkopf Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2016 CopyHousing•Quito, Ecuador Housing ArchDaily GAIA / Uribe & Schwarzkopf and Leppanen + Anker ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802514/gaia-leppanen-plus-anker Clipboard Ecuador “COPY” Photographs Photographs: Sebastián Crespo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Sebastián Crespo+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeLeppanen + AnkerOfficeFollowUribe & SchwarzkopfOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingQuitoEcuadorPublished on January 02, 2017Cite: “GAIA / Uribe & Schwarzkopf and Leppanen + Anker” [GAIA / Uribe & Schwarzkopf y Leppanen + Anker] 02 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Hillary Clinton’s website is the fastest place to donate online in the current US presidential campaign while Barack Obama’s is the slowest. These are the findings of a new benchmark study of the 2008 presidential candidates’ web sites by “a web experience management company” Gomez.Both Democratic candidates might be leading in the overall fundraising activities in the campaign, but Gomez’ analysis suggests that Obama’s “poor web site performance could be his ‘Achilles heel’.”Gomez will be monitoring and reporting on the presidential candidates’ websites, and the resulting impact experienced by voters. thoughout the 2008 presidential campaigns. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Hilary Clinton’s online fundraising website “faster than Obama’s” 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 MoreAddThis “We believe the 2008 presidential campaign will be waged online more and more, and the candidate who consistently delivers the highest quality web experience will definitely have a competitive edge as the race for the White House heats up,” said David Flower, VP EMEA, at Gomez.As well as testing a range of 2008 presidential candidates’ websites to record how long it took to step through the online donation process, Gomez also conducted a nationwide survey to ascertain voters’ usage of the candidates’ websites and their online giving intentions. The survey revealed that 57% of respondents already have made or may still make donations online. Of these, 66% intend to donate up to $1000.Initial findings included:Barack Obama’s online donation process was ten times slower than Hilary Clinton’s.John Edwards’ online donation process was around five times slower than Clinton’s.Current Republican fundraising leader Romney’s online donation process rated slowest among Republican candidate sites measured.Home page load speeds ranged from under two seconds to over 12 seconds.The fastest loading home page belonged to Mike Huckabee.Romney’s and Edwards’ home pages were the slowest to load 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 April 2007 | News