Face the Facts covers Scottish charity scandal

first_img 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. In today’s ‘Face the Facts’ on BBC Radio 4 at 12.30 John Waite investigates “the man behind a fundraising company which pocketed millions of pounds donated to a Scottish cancer charity.”Of £13 million raised, only £1.5 million was given to good causes. UK Fundraising featured the story of Tony Freeman and Solutions RMC at the end of May 2003. “Why was he was allowed to get away with it for so long?” asks reporter John Waite.If you miss the broadcast it will be repeated on Sunday 3 August 2003 at 21.00 on BBC Radio 4. Advertisement  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 31 July 2003 | News Face the Facts covers Scottish charity scandallast_img read more

Alliance magazine becomes independent

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2007 | News 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. On 1 January 2007 publication of Alliance magazine was transferred from Allavida to a new independent organization, Alliance Publishing Trust (APT), which is a UK charitable company. Alliance magazine started life in 1998 with Charities Aid Foundation, before moving to the newly formed Allavida in 2001. After five years of growth within Allavida, Alliance is now ready for the next stage of its development – full independence.APT will have close relationships with the Network of European Foundations and the European Foundation Centre, which are both playing key roles in supporting the future development of Alliance. NEF has agreed to put up a guarantee fund equivalent to APT’s annual budget for general operations. The guarantee fund, to be held by NEF, will be available to Alliance in times of budgetary shortfalls and in transition periods. ‘The importance of having this kind of financial security can’t be overstated,’ said Caroline Hartnell, Editor of Alliance. ‘It gives us the time we need to establish the new organization and develop new income sources.’The relationship with the European Foundation Centre will also be an extremely valuable one. ‘It will help Alliance achieve the greater visibility and wider opportunities for dissemination that we need,’ said Hartnell. Both organizations are absolutely committed to Alliance’s continuing to be fully editorially independent.APT’s first Trustees are Rien van Gendt, Gerry Salole and David Carrington.Meanwhile, important changes are taking place at Allavida, which will increasingly be playing the role of ‘social broker’, facilitating philanthropic and social investments in development partners and the communities with which they work.For more information, visit or contact Caroline Hartnell, Editor of Alliance, on +44 20 8772 0462 or at [email protected] more information about Allavida, contact Jon Edwards, Allavida’s Chief Operating Officer, on +44 1252 737 504 or at [email protected] Magazine, 2nd Floor, River House, 143-145 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3ABTel +44 20 7239 1405 Fax +44 20 7833 8347Email [email protected] Website www.alliancemagazine.orgENDS Alliance magazine becomes independent Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Farming Today for Tomorrow

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farming Today for Tomorrow Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“Farming Today for Tomorrow”- that’s the name of the new multimedia campaign from the National Pork Producers Council to showcase U.S. pork producers’ long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Duane Stateler is a hog farmer from McComb, Ohio featured in the campaign who says, “They’re not making any more ground, so we’ve got to preserve what we’ve got. It was always taught to me by my dad and my grandfather that you’ve got to be careful with what you do out here because remember we’re drinking the water that comes from the area that we’re farming, a lot of our farm wells. So, we’ve got to pay particular attention to what we do that we make sure we have quality water for not only ourselves, but for other people.”One of the top priorities of the incoming Biden administration is addressing climate. Stateler says this shouldn’t be a concern for farmers, but instead an opportunity to tell the great story that farmers have.“I think that there’s no better no better stewards of the land and of the natural resources than what farmers are. I mean, as you look to where we’re progressing, the amount of soil testing is up, and the response to what we’re putting on is up. And it it’s a two-fold, let’s be honest. There is economics involved in it. But with the margins being at where they’re at and the fact that we’ve got to preserve what we’ve got, I think the sustainability aspect of what farmers do is not understood well enough, and we’ve got to do a little bit better job of letting people know what we are doing in today’s modern agriculture.”Thanks to environmental stewardship efforts, U.S. pork producers have reduced their emissions to 0.4 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to 2019 Environmental Protection Agency data. Hog farmers are committed to further reducing their environmental footprint, including support for voluntary, incentive-based tools to maximize the sequestration of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions.To learn more about NPPC’s “Farming Today for Tomorrow” campaign, visit: SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 17, 2021 SHARE Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week Podcast for 1-16-21Next articlePoeschl Resigns as CEO of National FFA Organization Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Farming Today for Tomorrowlast_img read more

Beach volleyball drops to 3-6 after two loses at first day of East Meets West Challenge

first_imgTwitter Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Jonathan Abraham What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions printNo. 20 TCU beach volleyball dropped a pair of 5-0 losses to No. 3 Hawaii and No. 1 Pepperdine on the opening day of the East Meets West Challenge Saturday at Manhattan Beach Pier.In the matchup against Hawaii, the combos of Jillian Bergeson and Jaelyn Greene; Cassie House and Haven Hill; Molly Scheel and Hannah Rogers; Avery Arellano and Jensyn Bledsoe; and Claire Doyle and Jordan Westendorff lost in their matches. The closest battles of the day occurred when Bergeson and Greene lost to Laurel Weaver and Carley Kan (21-17, 21-13), and House and Hill fell to Ka’iwi Schucht and Emily Maglio (21-16, 22-20).Against Pepperdine, the Horned Frogs lost all of their matchups for the second time in a row, ending a tough day for the team. The combo House and Hill kept a close match with Brook Bauer and Madalyn Roh but ended up on the losing end (23-21, 21-19).The Horned Frogs, who are in the midst of playing the top four teams in the nation in the challenge, will compete Sunday against No. 2 USC Trojans at 3 p.m. and No. 4 UCLA Bruins at 5 p.m. USC won its only ever matchup with TCU, while the Frogs will meet UCLA for the first time in school history on Sunday. Jonathan Abraham Jonathan Abraham Previous articleRifle finishes third at NCAA ChampionshipsNext articleThe wait is over: TCU in the NCAA Tournament for first time in 20 years Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jonathan Abraham Twitter Facebook Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Facebook Linkedin TCU vs Cal Poly Beach Volleyball in Fort Worth, Texas on March 3, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) ReddIt Jonathan Abraham TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Palestinian Authority blocks 51 online news sources

first_imgBy way of explaining why it is on the list, one of the targeted media outlets, whose name means “Against the current,” has reposted a series of old articles on its Facebook page providing evidence of government corruption and nepotism. RSF_en October 23, 2019 Palestinian Authority blocks 51 online news sources News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet The is the second time that the Palestinian Authority has blocked a bunch of websites. In 2017, it blocked 11 sites for supporting Hamas or the dissident politician Mohammed Dahlan. Receive email alerts The targets include the Gaza-based Shehab News Agency, which has 7.5 million Facebook followers, and the Quds Network, with 6.6 million followers. It also includes Facebook pages with hundreds of thousands of followers such as Ultra Palestine, Arab 48, PalAbroad and Al-Majd. Some of these news sources have no website of their own, just a Facebook presence. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Palestine is ranked 137th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this week’s decision by a Palestinian court in the West Bank to block access to a total of 51 online news sources that the Palestinian Authority regards as threats. This unacceptable measure seems designed to punish media critical of the government, RSF said. “Blocking websites is clearly a violation of the right to news and information,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “In so doing, the Palestinian Authority confirms its refusal to accept media pluralism and its desire to eliminate all opposition by making it invisible to the public.” Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists The Independent Commission for Human Rights and the Union of Journalists have decided to challenge this decision in court. The verdict is expected for Thursday, October 24. Follow the news on Palestine News The list of 51 online media that are to be blocked was published by a court in Ramallah on 21 October. A total of 59 names has been released, including those whose both websites and Facebook pages are targeted. The prosecutor’s office said they were guilty of “attacking and denigrating the Palestinian Authority’s symbols” and “publishing content that threatens national security and civilian safety.” May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick business leaders highlight sports technology opportunities

first_imgNewsBusinessLimerick business leaders highlight sports technology opportunitiesBy Staff Reporter – December 7, 2018 1497 SportsTech Ireland founders Emily Ross, Grainne Barry and Martina Skelly.Photo: Paul MullinsTHREE Limerick businesswomen have given over some time from their busy work schedules to champion Ireland’s attractiveness as a location for sports technology and innovation.And they highlighted the rewards and challenges of establishing new enterprises in the SportsTech sector at a recent event hosted by Network Ireland Limerick and supported by the Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Grainne Barry, Martina Skelly and Emily Ross, who are co-founders of SportsTech Ireland, shared their collective and individual experiences of running their own business and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. All three agreed on the importance of having a clear mission statement and values.“Know what you want, narrow down the people you need to meet and be specific in your asks and your objectives,” said Gráinne Barry, EMEA Operations Director, with Limerick -based STATS Data and Technology Ltd.She was joined at the event by Martina Skelly, Co-founder and chief executive of software company YellowSchedule and Emily Ross, founder and chief executive of InkVine Consultants in a fireside chat facilitated by Gillian Horan of Limerick branding agency, The Pudding.According to Emily Ross, the opportunities for start-ups in the SportsTech sector are huge.“Data and the interpretation of data is hugely important in all sports and there are plenty of opportunities to exploit that and develop innovative products,” she explained.The three entrepreneurs also highlighted the importance of having mentors and advisory panels with specialist expertise to guide start-up businesses on their journey and to provide a sounding board.Network Ireland Limerick President Valerie Murphy said it was particularly encouraging to hear the emphasis on mentoring.“This is something that Network Ireland has really focused on in the last year and provides a free mentoring programme for all members. All three speakers caught the imagination of everyone at the event. Their openness and honesty about their highs and lows was refreshing and insightful. ”Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. Advertisement Previous articlePhotos: After Dark at the Cecilian Musical Society’s production of The ProducersNext articleGarda Youth Award for go-getter Sean Byrnes Staff Reporter Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up WhatsApp Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Twittercenter_img Email Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNewsSport last_img read more

Rents in Limerick City hit an all-time high

first_imgFacebook Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 NewsHousingRents in Limerick City hit an all-time highBy Alan Jacques – August 22, 2019 329 Sale photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comRENTS in Limerick City have hit a new high of €1,225 a month — the highest annual increase in the country.According to the latest quarterly rental report by, Limerick saw a massive 10.5 per cent increase in rents in the past year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The average monthly rent is now much higher than the monthly cost of a mortgage. The report’s findings cite the average rent in Limerick at €1,182, compared to €675 for the average mortgage in the city — a difference of 175 per cent.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan this week hit out at Fine Gael for allowing Limerick’s rental market spiral out of control. He also accused the government of not delivering for Limerick and feels “it’s time to show them the door”.“These rents aren’t just rising themselves, landlords and vulture funds, who have bought up large amounts of properties, are laughing all the way to the bank, while renters struggle to keep a roof over their heads. And the fault of this lies directly at the feet of Fine Gael,” Deputy Quinlivan said.“Fine Gael had plenty of choices to stem these rents — to introduce a rent freeze, like Sinn Féin suggested, introduce rent caps, extend the Rent Pressure Zones nationwide – or just do anything at all.“Different choices by a different government would have avoided these scandalous rents. But no, Fine Gael don’t want to upset landlords and the vulture funds and they are happy to throw renters to the wolves.”Fianna Fáil councillor James Collins maintains that the latest figures “prove dithering by a Dublin obsessed Housing Minister has cost Limerick renters dearly”.“When the entire Limerick Metropolitan Area was designated as a Rent Pressure Zone earlier this year, it was clear that the horse had already bolted, because landlords had already upped their rents, anticipating that a clampdown on rent hikes was coming. In reality, renters are already paying €117 more per month on rent than 12 months ago,” the former Mayor said.“It’s all very well telling the renters of Limerick City that your rent can only be increased by four per cent per annum between now and 2021, when those same renters have already had to hand over an extra €117 a month.”Economist Ronan Lyons said that building new rental supply remains critical to fixing the rental market.“Stopping further inflation should be just the first target for policymakers. However, bringing rents down to affordable levels must remain the ultimate goal,” he added Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Email Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months center_img Previous article‘Shocking’ number of medical cards are cancelled by HSENext articleLimerick Post Show | 101 Win big at Bar Awards Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNewsrent prices TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Private LTE/5G Network Deployments Trends and Analysis Report 2021 –

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– The “Private LTE/5G Network Deployments: Trends and Analysis” report has been added to’s offering. 5G is only used by around 27% of private networks in the public domain because LTE continues to meet enterprise requirements for most in-building and campus networks. The private LTE/5G market is at a relatively early stage of development, and operators are currently playing a limited role. This report explores the emerging trends in the private LTE/5G market, such as who the main contractors are, what network technology is used, which sectors are deploying private networks and where such deployments are based. This report provides:An overview of the current state of the private LTE/5G networks marketAn analysis of the role that operators are playing in the private LTE/5G networks marketAn analysis of the emerging trends in the market. For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 03:45 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 03:45 AM Local NewsBusiness Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Facebook TAGS  Private LTE/5G Network Deployments Trends and Analysis Report 2021 – Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Atwood confirms 95 jobs are being decentralised to Derry

first_imgNews Atwood confirms 95 jobs are being decentralised to Derry Twitter Google+ By News Highland – March 22, 2011 WhatsApp Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Facebook Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMadden and Finucane “strenuously deny” FSA claims about Francois de DeitrichNext articleDerry City Council to decommission and redevelop Culmore landfill site News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Up to a hundred people who drive from Derry to work in Belfast every day may now be spared that round trip.The Department of Social Development has announced the transfer of 95 jobs dealing with the state pension from Belfast to Derry.According to Minister Alex Atwood, the process is set to begin this autumn and will be completed by spring of next year.Foyle MLA Pol Callaghan says this is at least a start to decentralisation……[podcast][/podcast]last_img read more

Making staff well-being part of company culture

first_img Previous Article Next Article How Standard Life Healthcare (SLH) used an online portal to change itsemployees’ attitudes towards health and well-being in the workplaceAt Standard Life Healthcare (SLH), you are equally likely to hear body massindexes being compared during coffee breaks, as you are to hear what employeesdid at the weekend. This is not due to the private health insurance companysuddenly sending in the fitness police or the entire workforce signing up togym membership. It is the result of a far more gentle and common sense approachto health. The discussion is prompted by the company’s online portal, Vielife, whichprovides employees with a mechanism for assessing their health and well-beingrating, along with advice and support to help maintain or improve it. The datacollected by Vielife can then be aggregated and used by management to identifyareas for focus or any health-related issues or trends that may be affectingthe business (data cannot be traced back to individuals). Providing a benchmark The impetus for Vielife came as part of SLH’s drive to be a great place towork, which began in 1998, explains head of HR Vince Mewett. “Since then,staff turnover has dropped from 20 to 9 per cent and staff satisfaction hasincreased from 68 to 93 per cent, but we want to move things on even more,”says Mewett. “Vielife gives me a benchmark of the company’s health as seenthrough the eyes of the employees, which then shows me where we need to improvethings.” The portal was launched in early 2002 and the 800-strong workforce, spreadacross two sites at Guildford, Surrey, and Stockport, Cheshire, scored anoverall health and well-being score of 49 per cent, which while fairly good,still left room for improvement, especially on nutritional balance and physicalactivity. Following this, SLH put in measures, ranging from health fairs and seminarsoffering nutritional advice to free fruit days at the canteen – all supportedby internal marketing. “We also looked at the food on the canteen menu, and while we didn’tban chips completely, we did make sure there were healthy alternatives,”says Mewett. As well as nutritional measures, SLH provided subsidised on-site massages,costing employees only £5. “We wanted to bring in some stress managementinterventions,” says Mewett. Since the portal’s launch, SHL’s overall health and well-being rating hasgone up to 54 per cent and its nutritional balance score has risen by 35 percent. “The fruit only costs £300 and the massages £13,000 a year, but I stillneed to justify those costs, and VieLife gives me a tool for doing that,”says Mewett. Productivity has increased by 10 per cent and staff turnover is now down to6.5 per cent. While Mewett won’t be drawn on direct links between the systemand factors such as reduced absenteeism, he feels Vielife is a central part ofthe company’s overall people management strategy. “The improved ratingmeans I can say we have improved the overall health of the company. And ifstaff are healthier and more productive, they will provide a better service tothe customer.” Making the link Vielife’s roots go back 15 years, when Dr Francois Duforez (who still sitson the board) made the link between health and well-being and performance whenworking with jet pilots. He identified the four pillars of health andwell-being as sleep, stress, nutrition and fitness. Following extensive work and research in the area, he went on to work as apersonal physician in Formula One motor racing, and as a coach in the corporatesector. “In a world where companies are asking more of fewer people, absenceand stress is a real issue,” says Clive Pinder, managing director ofVielife. “Vielife helps you optimise individual performance through healthand well-being. If you could improve productivity by two hours a month, forinstance, it would give the UK 77 million extra working days a year.” Catalyst for change Mewett says that much of what is going on within SLH is common sense andgood HR, but Vielife provides a tool and a framework for making it all happen,as well as being a catalyst for staff to bring their own momentum to thestrategy. Senior systems analyst programmer, Catherine McLaren, says that havingVielife is a bit like having an online magazine you can go to for advice.”It prompts a lot of conversation. We talk about our scores, and I havehad a lot of tips and advice from it,” she says. “I drink a lot morewater at work now and try to do more exercise. When I do, I feel a lot morealert at work.” Mewett is pleased with the degree to which health and well-being has becomepart of the company culture. He says the icing on the cake literally came whenthe customary celebratory champagne and cream cake trolley did the rounds.”Somebody actually asked if they could have fruit instead of a cake,”he says. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Making staff well-being part of company cultureOn 4 Nov 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more