Parliamentary committee hears evidence on charity fundraising

June 16, 2021


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first_img Howard Lake | 8 September 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Photo: Houses of Parliament by Claudio Divizia on 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee today hears evidence on its investigation into fundraising in the charitable sector.The session begins at 9.40am in the Boothroyd Room at the House of Commons. It will be broadcast live, and you can watch it here.MPs will be questioning chief executives both of large fundraising charities and of fundraising regulatory bodies and the Institute of Fundraising. Charity CEOs attending are:• Mark Goldring, Oxfam• Peter Wanless, NSPCC• Justin Forsyth, Save the Children• David Canavan, RSPCACEOs and representatives from fundraising regulatory and professional bodies are:• Alistair McLean and Andrew Hind, Fundraising Standards Board• Paul Stallard and Peter Hills-Jones, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association• Peter Lewis and Richard Taylor, Institute of Fundraisingcenter_img Tagged with: ethics Fundraising Standards Board Individual giving Law / policy Oxfam regulation  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Parliamentary committee hears evidence on charity fundraisinglast_img read more

Desperate bid for staff worsens war for talent

May 12, 2021


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first_img Previous Article Next Article Employers have to develop the potential of their existing staff instead ofdesperately recruiting new people in order to compete in the war for talent. Research called People: The Phoney War? shows that high levels ofrecruitment are having a limited impact on the profitability of companies. While median profitability was up 6 per cent in 2000, the wealth created perfull-time employee had fallen by 30 per cent since 1999, according to the jointresearch by SHL and EP-Saratoga. Roger Austin, commercial director at SHL, claims that the skills shortage isbeing exacerbated by firms hoarding staff. He said, “Companies are snapping up all the available talent to getahead of their competitors, without having a role for them. The upshot is thatthese employees will not be productive, will get bored and then leave. “Recruiting employees is also more expensive, as you often pay a highersalary for less experienced staff than the ones the company already employs.Existing employees can then get dissatisfied and will also leave.” Line managers have to improve their people management skills to developexisting staff, said Austin. The report, released exclusively to Personnel Today, surveyed 1,250 Europeancompanies across six different sectors, including retail and finance. Comments are closed. Desperate bid for staff worsens war for talentOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Hamptons house to be sold under the hammer

October 6, 2020


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first_img18 Eden Park Drv, Jensen“There is not a lot of Hamptons style homes so where they are on the market they get a lot of attention,” he said.18 Eden Park Drv will be open for inspection on Sunday from 11.30am-12.15pm. For more information call Ray Daniels on 0408 819 276 or Linda Daniels on 0412 072 805. 18 Eden Park Drv, JensenHAMPTONS style combined with high-end fixtures, fittings and appliances has created this one-of-a-kind Jensen home.18 Eden Park Drv was built two years ago and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and six car spaces. It will be sold under the hammer on June 5. 18 Eden Park Drv, JensenThe house has 498sq m of under-roof space and is on a 2040sq m block.No expense has been spared in the home with features such as tiered setting in the media room, Bosch appliances in the kitchen, butler’s pantry, stone benchtops in the bathrooms and kitchen, freestanding bath in the ensuite, electric blinds and Wood Essense tiling to the main living areas.However, the jewel in the crown of the home is the outdoor entertainment area fitted with a kitchenette, teppanyaki bar and hidden wine fridge, while there is also a swimming pool.Mr Daniels said it was rare to find a home in Townsville that embodied the Hamptons style inside and outside which was why the property would be sold at auction. 18 Eden Park Drv, JensenRay White selling agent Ray Daniels said the property was a premium home located in the Eden Park estate.“Everything in the home is high-end from the appliances to the fittings,” he said.“Buyers that have come to look at the home are really liking the main living area that flows out to the outdoor area. The media room is also quite extraordinary.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 18 Eden Park Drv, Jensenlast_img read more

Epicurean Adventure, A La Guy Fieri, Awaits At Saint Martin’s Marcus…

August 6, 2020


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first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, WASHINGTON — As Saint Martin’s University prepares to roll out the red carpet for celebrity chef Guy Fieri, it also is readying the auction block for an impressive line-up of live auction items — all in anticipation of this Saturday’s black-tie Gala in Marcus Pavilion.A crowd of more than 550 will gather at Charneski Recreation Center and Marcus Pavilion on Nov. 3 for the University’s seventh annual Gala. Guests will indulge in five courses selected and prepared especially for the event by Fieri. And, with each course, guests will have the opportunity to bid on several unique epicurean-themed auction items, including: a private “Chef’s Table” experience provided by acclaimed culinary artists Ethan Stowell, Brendan McGill and Bob Prince; a private dinner prepared by two of Saint Martin’s beloved monks; an elaborate progressive dinner at Tom Douglas restaurants in Seattle; and a getaway to Guy Fieri’s personal vineyard in Sonoma County, California.The formal affair benefiting student scholarship funds gets underway at 7 p.m., with a pre-event reception in Charneski Recreation Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.Headlining the celebration will be the high-energy Fieri, restaurateur and host of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, who will entertain the crowd from the on-stage Viking kitchen. His gourmet dinner will be accompanied by specially selected wine and an exciting live auction, which has garnered recent attention for its high-profile items.Hosting the Gala is a campus-wide effort for the Saint Martin’s community, requiring the efforts of more than 150 volunteers — most of them Saint Martin’s students. Among the many volunteer responsibilities this year: social media coverage. A group of students will be providing live updates from the Gala festivities on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtags #SMUGala and #GuyFieri; guests are invited to contribute their own updates throughout the evening.“The students enjoy this celebration, but they also take it very seriously,” explains Jonathan Hew Len, a graduate student at Saint Martin’s, who last year addressed the crowd before the record-setting Feed-A-Mind paddle-raise for student scholarships. “They understand the power of the Gala, and recognize that it is the guests’ generosity that directly supports their pursuit of a Saint Martin’s education.”Adds Hew Len, “For the student volunteers, this is an opportunity to not only give back, but to showcase some of our core values at Saint Martin’s University: hospitality, community and stewardship.”Last year’s Gala, which featured chef Mario Batali, was an unprecedented success for the University. It brought in more than $600,000, generating in excess of $150,000 alone from the paddle-raise.This year, the Gala sold out in less than an hour.Meet the Chef, a separate ticketed event with Fieri, takes place at the “new” Cebula Hall on the University’s Lacey campus from 4 to 5:30 p.m.The 2012 Gala co-chairs are Armandino ’59 and Marilyn Batali (parents of Mario Batali) and Dick ’64 and Karen Roney.Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at read more

Farewell to Tumwater Councilmember Nicole Hill

August 5, 2020


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first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterTumwater Councilmember Nicole Hill submitted her resignation from City Council after nearly six years of service.Nicole Hill has served the City of Tumwater for six years. Photo courtesy: City of TumwaterHill has accepted a new position with The Nature Conservancy of Arizona, leading Desert and Grassland Conservation Programs, and is relocating to Phoenix, Arizona.“Councilmember Hill’s knowledge of growth management and natural resource issues has been an asset to the community.  She will be missed,” said Mayor Pete Kmet.“We all wish Nicole well in her new endeavors.”Councilmember Hill was first appointed to City Council and later elected to a short-term in 2013. She was elected to a full term in 2016.Hill has served on the City Council Budget and Finance and the Public Safety committees, and chaired the Public Works and Lodging Tax Advisory committees.Councilmember Hill stated,“I feel extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to work with committed and thoughtful Council colleagues. I also appreciate the leadership, talent, and professionalism of our City staff.  I believe Tumwater is on the right path to growing a community recognized for opportunity, compassion, and entrepreneurship.”As a Councilmember, she represented the City on the Joint Animal Services Commission, LOTT Alliance Board of Directors, Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau, Thurston County Economic Development Council, Thurston County Transfer of Development Rights committee, and Thurston Thrives.To learn more about Nicole Hill’s time in Tumwater and her service, read here.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey cashes in on Esso Medals Score Big Contest

August 3, 2020


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first_imgNelson Minor Hockey scored big Thursday winning one of the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement 2015/2016 in the Esso Medals Score Big Contest.Nelson was one of six associations chosen from over 15,000 entries and will be presented with $5,000 as well an additional $1,000 donation will be presented to the Peewee Leafs.“Our association will purchase some new jerseys with the prize money,” said league representative Lisa Upper. “We have been working on getting new jerseys for all our teams and this well help finish our goal.”Each year, minor hockey teams (age 6 to 18) from across Canada are invited to register to receive three Esso Medals of Achievement – most dedicated, most improved and most sportsmanlike – and 18 certificates for their team.”On behalf of Imperial Oil I would like to thank all the teams that registered for the Esso Medals Score Big contest this year and congratulate the winners of the $5,000 Grand Prize,” said Scott Neufeld, Marketing Strategic and Sponsorship Advisor, Imperial Oil.“The Esso brand has been a proud sponsor of hockey in Canada since 1936 and has been committed to supporting grassroots hockey for over 30 years. We look forward to continuing that support into the future.”Established in 1981, the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement program recognizes players who contribute to the game of hockey and has since become part of the fabric of Canadian community hockey. By acknowledging players’ dedication, effort and fair play, the program hopes to go beyond hockey, to build champions in life.Under this free program, three medals of achievement: most improved player, most dedicated player, and most sportsmanlike player, are available to every hockey team registered with Hockey Canada. In addition, each team can receive certificates of participation that recognize the efforts of every player on the team.To date, nearly two million Esso Medals of Achievement and over 30 million Certificates of Participation have been awarded to young boys and girls across Canada on behalf of Imperial Oil. For more information visit: read more

Two Donegal schools selected for hot meals pilot project

December 21, 2019


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first_imgChildren in two Donegal primary schools will be getting free hot meals for lunch this September under a new scheme.S N Domhnach Mor, Castlefin and Clochar Padraig Naofa, Carndonagh are two of 36 schools nationwide where the pilot project will be trialled this year.Under the Hot School Meals Project, schools will be given funding to source suppliers for the lunches. Families will not be asked to pay for the meals. Each primary school participating in the pilot project will be expected to provide a menu choice of at least two different meals per day plus a vegetarian/vegan choice and an option that caters for students’ religious and cultural dietary requirements.Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D today announced that more than 6,600 students in a variety of schools will be trialling the project.Minsister Doherty said: “A hot school meal is not just about nutrition but it also guarantees a better education. The research out there shows us that children who benefit from a daily nutritious hot dinner have greater focus and better learning outcomes.”Two Donegal schools selected for hot meals pilot project was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More Impacts on Crater Count Dating

December 19, 2019


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first_imgPlanetary scientists have relied on crater counts to estimate the surface age of a planet or moon.  The more craters, the older the surface.  This method has recently come under closer scrutiny (see 10/20/2005) because of the phenomenon of secondary cratering.    A simplistic look at a crater-scarred planet or moon might lead one to assume a ratio of one impactor to one crater.  Planetary scientists have been realizing, however, that a big enough rock can produce many craters.  Another paper on this subject was published in Icarus this month.1  A team of Russian and American planetologists announced three findings from studies of Mars:Small clusters:  Some impactors break up in the atmosphere and produce small clusters of craters 100 to 300 meters wide, each pockmark a few tens of meters in diameter.  The breakup of weak cometary bodies on entry through the Martian atmosphere could be responsible for some of these small clusters.Large clusters:  The team identified a second population of larger clusters, distinct from the small clusters.  Their models indicated that one giant impact can launch numerous fragments as big as hundreds of meters across.  Some fragments can be ejected above escape velocity, but many will remain and fall back to the planet.  On Mars, the weakened fragments tend to break up in the atmosphere into sizes 5 to 50 meters, which is why clusters with similar size distributions are not seen on our airless moon.    Secondaries can often be identified along rays from the primary crater, but not always.  The fragments can travel long distances, flying through the atmosphere for more than an hour, “making it difficult to identify the parent crater.”  The authors explained that for fragments ejected from a primary impact, “launch at 3 km/s can distribute fragments over much of a hemisphere, and launch at 4 km/s can distribute fragments over most of Mars….”  Escape velocity on Mars is 5 km/s.Martian meteorites:  The meteorites found on Earth that originated on Mars appear to require impactors 3-7 km across.  An impactor hitting at an oblique angle can produce jets nearly parallel to the surface capable of accelerating surface rocks to escape velocity.  This implies that many other fragments fail to escape.  “Clearly, if fragmenting debris is lofted to escape velocity in order to produce martian meteorites … on Earth, then other debris is lofted to barely suborbital speeds and secondary impact pits must exist not just in near-primary swarms, but also in near-random positions scattered around Mars.”The authors did not comment specifically on the implications of their findings on the crater-count dating method.  They worked within the standard Martian timescale with its three periods, Noachian (3.8 to 3.5 billion years ago),2 Hesperian (3.5 to 1.8 billion years ago) and Amazonian (1.8 billion years to the present): e.g., “We conclude that most of the clusters discussed here probably formed in the last half of martian time, not during the Noachian era.  For this reason, we suspect they formed under essentially present-day, low-pressure atmospheric conditions.”  The degree of uncertainty in dating the clusters, however, was evident in the following paragraph:Further constraints are possible, from crater formation rate information.  Barlow and Osborne (2001) find most clusters on Noachian and Hesperian terrain, but some of our clusters, such as the one on Meridiani Planum (Fig.  4) and others on Olympus Mons, are found on geologically young surfaces.  This implies cluster formation within the last few hundred Myr, possibly within the last 20 Myr in the case of the sparsely cratered surface of Meridiani Planum, which may have been exhumed within the last tens of Myr (based on paucity of small sharp craters; [Hartmann et al., 2001] and [Hartmann, 2005]).  These results suggest clusters accumulating on surfaces throughout martian history.  Note that it is plausible that many young clusters on Mars might be products of a single large impact.Yet could these age estimates themselves be undermined by the findings of the paper?  If crater-counting methods were used in establishing the commonly-accepted geological periods, how can they be considered reliable now, considering that a single large impact can produce secondaries at random locations across the whole planet?    The authors hinted at the only logical answer to these questions after discussing various models for the fragmentation of incoming bodies: “All these assumptions suffer from limitations.”  Later, “Precise numbers of craters, their sizes and displacement are dependent on assumptions used,” they said.  As a matter of fact, the words assume and assumption appeared 19 times in the paper.1Popova, Hartmann, Nemtchinov, Richardson and Berman, “Crater clusters on Mars: Shedding light on martian ejecta launch conditions,” Icarus Volume 190, Issue 1, September 2007, Pages 50-73, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.02.022.2The Noachian epoch, after the prominent Martian region Noachis Terra (which means “Land of Noah”) was named because of the presumption that Mars was warm and wet early in its history.  This assumption was called into question last week (see 09/24/2007, bullet 2).Despite their rigorous and admirable work of calculating and estimating the physical effects of impacting bodies on Mars, the authors could not think outside the box.  Their own work casts severe doubt on the ability to use crater counts as a dating method.  In principle, if one impact can produce ten million secondaries scattered around the whole planet (see 10/20/2005), there is no way to know how old the Martian surface is.  If anything, one would think the whole planet would have been saturated with craters in short order, hinting that the surface might be young.  And think about it: we’ve already seen several global dust storms in the 33 years since the first Martian orbiter.  How much weathering of craters would be expected in tens of millions of years?  And why is bedrock still clean-swept in large areas on Mars? (06/01/2005).    Because these scientists began their modeling with undaunted faith in the Age of the Solar System (A.S.S.), a figure (4.5 billion years) that, according to the Law of the Needs of the Darwins cannot be altered, they had to make it all work within their mythical paradigm.  Their crater cluster formation model must fit within the scheme of imaginary Noachian, Hesperian and Amazonian epochs, even though their own work undermines the assumptions that went into making the scheme in the first place (for other problems with the current scheme, see Astrobiology Magazine).  What’s in a name?  Would calling them the Washingtonian, Lincolnian and Clintonian epochs make Mars blink an eye?  Let the discerning mind understand that the fancy charts of geological time scales on Mars and Earth are human impositions on the data – not inevitable products of the observations themselves.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

CEH Launches Major Upgrade

December 19, 2019


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first_imgDavid Coppedge, EditorHello visitors! and welcome. We hope you enjoy our newly-upgraded Creation-Evolution Headlines — your lively and trusted site for breaking news on origins!*Our development team is still working on finishing touches. A few bugs remain to be fixed. Some other improvements are being made as time permits.Beautiful nature photography opens the welcome screen in a slideshow of the top 7 stories. Every time you refresh the page, you get new photos and quotations.As you scroll down, you’ll find lots of content here: articles on all topics in science and culture, biographies, and even (like any good newspaper must have) our own “Funny Pages.” The remaining old-style pages will be dressed up to match the new look and feel of CEH soon.One important new development is the addition of more authors. Many of these have PhD’s in science, giving you knowledgeable analysis of the news in their areas of expertise. Watch for more contributing authors over time. We want to make CEH “the place to go” for news on creation and evolution.Thanks for visiting. We hope you will share the word on your social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and other forums. The time has come to multiply our readership!*This upgrade was made possible by donations large and small from faithful readers over the last 5 years. We extend our sincere appreciation to all who participated in this project. (Visited 348 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Goa BJP MLA suffers mild stroke, admitted to private hospital

December 3, 2019


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