Everyone Is an Expert

first_img  18 total views,  1 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 MoreAddThis Everyone Is an Expert 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. Howard Lake | 2 February 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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How apprentices are helping Childreach International support its fundraisers

first_imgHow apprentices are helping Childreach International support its fundraisers 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people Melanie May | 24 August 2017 | Newscenter_img  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 He added:“We’ve seen a big increase in the quality of fundraising support offered by my team to our volunteer fundraisers from the creation of this apprentice post. I’ve been very impressed with how he has taken everything in his stride and got really stuck in.“My advice for employers considering an apprentice is to make the role quite dynamic and have plenty of things for the apprentice to get involved with. You have to remember they are new to the workplace, so the apprentice needs to be well managed with a very structured approach: it is very different to having a graduate.”  159 total views,  1 views today Childreach International has announced that it is about to take on an apprentice for the fourth year running.The London-based international children’s rights and protection charity took on its last apprentice in September 2016 through Step Forward. This was the second year Childreach International had taken on an apprentice in the role of Fundraising Assistant with the aim of improving support for its fundraisers, while also providing the apprentice with valuable work experience.Step Forward is one-year programme for young people in London aged 17-20, and is run by The Challenge Network. It currently has apprentices at around 100 organisations in London, and in 2017 will provide 260 apprentices across seven courses, which each cover such specific skills areas as accountancy, programming, website development, digital marketing and business administration. Apprentices receive training and experience, including a job with an employer for 12 months and a £9,000 salary along with regular professional development training, and support from a fully trained personal mentor.The role at Childreach International involves many elements, including:The first point of contact for fundraisers, most of which are students, and providing them with prompt phone and email supportManaging the online resources for fundraisers (and uploading images of successful events)Applying for permission for public collections and getting fundraisers involved; Helping with organising internal eventsGenerally providing logistical and administrative support to the fundraising team members including posting and emailing information packs and other details to fundraisers.Last year, apprentice Liban Dahir joined Childreach International as the Fundraising Assistant in September 2016 through a one-year Business Administration apprenticeship. Liban passed his A-Levels at school and will be going to read Geography at Manchester University this September, using the apprenticeship to gain valuable workplace skills and experience to inform his future career.Apprentice Liban DahirEdward Sainsbury is Head of Events at the charity, where he oversees a team of five people responsible for 800 volunteer fundraisers at universities across the country. They raise over £1.5 million each year and are one of the charity’s main sources of income, making up over 80% of the charity’s fundraising income.He said:“This is the third year running that we have had an apprentice, and the second year running they have taken on the Fundraising Assistant role. The creation of this role has been very beneficial for the quality of support being provided to our fundraisers, particularly as the rest of the team spend a lot of time on the road so it is really useful to have someone based in the office as a constant point of contact. Also, most of our fundraisers are university students and it is really beneficial to have someone of a similar age they can deal with.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ethanol Industry Responds to API’s Latest RFS Attack

first_imgHome Energy Ethanol Industry Responds to API’s Latest RFS Attack Ethanol Industry Responds to API’s Latest RFS Attack The U.S. ethanol industry is responding to the oil industry’s latest attack on the renewable fuel standard (RFS). On March 20, the American Petroleum Institute released the results of a new study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting that claims the RFS will result in severe economic consequences by 2015. However, the biofuels industry is disputing the study’s findings. According to information published by the API, the study claims the RFS will result in decreased U.S. GDP, decreased take-home pay for American workers, increases in the costs to manufacture diesel and gasoline, and encourage the export of refined products. SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 21, 2013 Prior to the study’s release, the Fuels America coalition hosted a media call to preemptively respond to the anticipated results of API’s study. Participants in the call aimed to set the record straight on the origins of the blend wall, the renewable identification number (RIN) market, and the benefits of E15. The call included comments from Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy; Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Ethanol Council; Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association; Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization; Adam Monroe, regional president of Novozymes; and Christopher Standlee, executive vice president of Abengoa Bioenergy U.S. Holding Inc.center_img The Fuels America coalition also released a statement following API’s release, disputing its claims. “As sure as moon waxes and wanes, the American Petroleum Institute buys studies to support their self-interested views,” said the coalition. “Their most recent study predictably attacks their main competitor: renewable fuel. “The oil industry has been complaining about the Renewable Fuel Standard, yet they are the ones who failed to invest in the infrastructure necessary to avoid the compliance mechanism that has them up in arms. Everyone knew this investment would be necessary many years ago, and in typical form, the oil industry is threatening to pass the cost of their own inaction on to consumers. Since oil price is set on the world market, what you pay at the pump relies on what happens to world events that we cannot control, like the Cyprus bailout that is being debated today. If we want lower and more stable prices at the pump, we have to wean our way off of oil, and replace it with inexpensive and homegrown renewable fuel.” Facebook Twitter The American Coalition for Ethanol has also responded to API’s study. “The RFS is not about the oil industry’s comfort; it is about providing cleaner American-made alternatives to consumers,” said Brian Jennings, executive vice president of ACE. “The RFS costs taxpayers nothing and is doing exactly what Congress intended; saving consumers money at the pump and providing them access to new affordable blends such as E15. The RFS is also disrupting the lucrative choke-hold oil companies have on the market. As a result, Big Oil is desperate to repeal the RFS this year. With respect to renewable identification numbers (RINs), every time a refiner blends a gallon of ethanol with gasoline, they get a RIN for free. When they purchase more ethanol than the annual RFS obligation, RINs are a reward and provide value to them. The fact there are 2.5 billion excess RINs available for use in 2013 is proof that over-compliance has been commonplace with oil companies. Refiners only have to buy RINs if they refuse to follow the law, and that’s what this is about—they have had more than six years to evolve and comply with the law, but have refused to adapt and change. Most refiners are trying to keep an oversupply of RINs on hand, to be sure that they are able to control the marketplace. The current Big Oil hue and cry isn’t about ethanol supply; it is fear of actual competition.” SHARE Previous articleRecord Exports of Meat and Poultry Good News for U.S. Soybean FarmersNext articleInnovation from Fireworks to Eyelids in Corn and Soybean Contests Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Poses as Internet champion but jails its Internet users

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders today voiced outrage that an international congress on the digital divide is being held in Tunisia, which is assuming an increasingly important role in international bodies regulating the Internet and yet is one of the most repressive countries as regards its own Internet users. RSF_en Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out more October 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Poses as Internet champion but jails its Internet users Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders today voiced outrage that an international congress on the digital divide is being held in Tunisia, which is assuming an increasingly important role in international bodies regulating the Internet and yet is one of the most repressive countries as regards its own Internet users.The congress is being staged in Tunis from 14 to 16 October by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and is viewed as a preparatory encounter for the next World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the second stage of which is scheduled to take place in Tunis in 2005.”The WSIS is a major event for the Internet’s development and the summit’s member states must take action to prevent the Internet’s future from being dictated by nations that repress freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said.The Tunisian authorities are still holding a cyber-dissident, Zouhair Yahyaoui. Using the pseudonym Ettounsi, which means “The Tunisian” in Arabic, Yahyaoui founded the online magazine TUNeZINE in July 2001 to distribute opposition documents online and thereby provide information about the fight for democracy and freedoms in Tunisia. He was one of the first to publish a letter to the president by Judge Mokhtar Yahyaoui criticising the judicial system.He was arrested by plain-clothes police in an Internet café on 4 June 2002 and was subjected to interrogation that included three sessions of “suspension,” a form of torture in which the victim is suspended by the arms with his feet barely touching the ground. On 10 July 2002, the Tunis appeal court sentenced him to two years in prison for “spreading false news.” Further evidence of Tunisia’s cynicism towards the WSIS has been President Ben Ali’s decision to appoint Habib Ammar to head the preparatory committee for the summit’s second stage. As a former national guard commander and interior minister, Ammar actively participated in repression for many years. “During the period when he was interior minister, the ministry’s facilities were transformed into a detention and torture centre,” according to TRIAL and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).These two organisations recently lodged a criminal complaint against Ammar with the Canton of Geneva’s general prosecutor but the prosecutor’s office shelved the complaint on the grounds that the Swiss Confederation gives immunity from arrest and detention to state representatives of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which is organising the WSIS.The goal of the summit is to narrow the digital divide between rich and poor countries, but it also supposed to adopt a declaration of principle on nations’ policies towards the Internet. Many NGOs specialising in human rights are concerned about the declaration’s current draft, which has been heavily influenced by those countries that are the most repressive regarding the Internet. Help by sharing this information News News December 26, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts News Organisation TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

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Philippine Navy Hosts Chief of Indonesian Naval Staff

first_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippine Navy Hosts Chief of Indonesian Naval Staff Authorities View post tag: Visit View post tag: hosts May 30, 2013 Philippine Navy Hosts Chief of Indonesian Naval Staff View post tag: Indonesian View post tag: Philippinecenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: chief Filipino hospitality was made known once again on May 27, 2013, when the Philippine Navy showed a warm welcome to Admiral Marsetio, Chief of Naval Staff of the Indonesian Navy (CNS,IN) who visited the country together with his wife and staff members.The program and activities included  within the framework of the visit were successfully carried out through the efforts of PN Units in Manila and Cavite. The arrival of honors was conducted at the Headquarters of the Philippine Navy with the FOIC, PN as the military host. FOIC, PN also hosted a dinner in honor of the CNS, IN and a party at Shangri-La Plaza Hotel-Makati. A wreath laying ceremony was also conducted at the Rizal Monument, Luneta Park.The visit included the following activities as well:  Courtesy Call of the FOIC, PN at HPN Hall of Flags; awarding of Honorary Flag Rank Command Badge, PN Organizational Briefing at the Headquarters of the Philippine Navy; Courtesy Calls on the CSAFP and SND; Golf Game and a Departure Honors during the departure of CNS, IN.[mappress]Press Release, May 30, 2013; Image: The Philippine Navy View post tag: Staff View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence Share this articlelast_img read more

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Final Port Call for HMAS Newcastle as She Heads Home

first_img View post tag: Defense Authorities Final Port Call for HMAS Newcastle as She Heads Home September 26, 2013 View post tag: Final View post tag: call View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval View post tag: headscenter_img View post tag: HMAS View post tag: home View post tag: Navy View post tag: port View post tag: Newcastle HMAS Newcastle conducted her last port visit in the Middle East Area of Operations when she pulled into Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates on 17 September.It was a fitting location as Fujairah was Newcastle’s first official port of call during the deployment that it started back in May.Commander Joint Task Force 633, Major General Craig Orme, who assumed his role as Commander only the day before, visited Newcastle and took the opportunity to address the crew on the flight deck.MAJGEN Orme thanked the sailors and officers for their performance and conduct whilst deployed and congratulated the team on their collective achievements.“You have lived by Navy’s Values and lived the Navy Signature Behaviours by acting in a way that has brought credit to your ship, Navy and Australia,” MAJGEN Orme said.“It has been a truly remarkable performance, you have remained on task for more than 80 per cent of your deployment and not once have you been ‘not mission capable’.“You have performed superbly by conducting over 150 boarding events and steaming more than 58,000km already, with more to come on the trip home.”While Newcastle’s achievements belong to the entire crew, several individuals were singled out for their contribution.MAJGEN Orme awarded CJTF633 Silver Commendations to Lieutenant Commander Chris Fingleton, Lieutenant Commander Ludovic Miller and Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Matthew Thompson. CJTF633 Bonze Commendations were awarded to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Graeme Cruickshank, Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Rodney Cohan, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Ryan and Able Seaman Marine Technician Thomas Ireland.The Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with the International Coalition Against Terror (ICAT) Clasp and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal were also presented to the crew by MAJGEN Orme.Some of Newcastle’s crew departed the ship to return to Australia during the port visit. The purpose of sending the “Early Leavers” home was to ensure that when Newcastle returns to Sydney, there is a team ready to take responsibility for the ship.With the Early Leavers’ bunks free, Newcastle embarked a group of young officers and sailors who will undergo specialist training during the trip home.With the port visit over, Newcastle returned to sea for her final patrol before proceeding to rendezvous with HMAS Melbourne.Newcastle has been relieved by sister ship Melbourne for duties as part of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in support of Operation SLIPPER.[mappress]Press Release, September 26, 2013; Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Final Port Call for HMAS Newcastle as She Heads Home Share this articlelast_img read more

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Green Leaf Rustlers Announces 10-Night California Run, First-Ever Alaska Performances

first_imgGreen Leaf Rustlers has announced a ten-night stint throughout California in March, as well as a three-night run in Alaska, marking the band’s first-ever performances in The Last Frontier. The quintet features vocalist and guitarist Chris Robinson joined by multi-instrumentalist Barry Sless (David Nelson Band), guitarist Greg Loiacono (The Mother Hips), bassist Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, David Nelson Band) and drummer John Molo (Phil Lesh Quintet, Bruce Hornsby & The Range).Chris Robinson and company will open up their upcoming California run of shows with a two-night stand at Big Sur’s Fernwood Resort on March 15th and 16th, before stops at San Francisco’s Independent (3/17); Morro Bay’s The Siren (3/19); San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern (3/20); Santa Barbara’s Soho (3/22); Los Angeles’ The Lodge (3/23); Pioneertown’s Pappy & Harriet’s (3/24); Tustin’s Marty’s On Main (3/26); followed by a final Golden State show at Sacramento’s Harlow’s on March 28th.The band will then trek it north to Girdwood, Alaska for a three-night run at Alyeska Resort on March 4th-6th.Tickets for Green Leaf Rustlers’ California shows go on sale Wednesday, January 9th at 12 p.m. (PST).Green Leaf Rustlers Spring Tour Dates:March 15 – Big Sur, CA – Fernwood ResortMarch 16 – Big Sur, CA – Fernwood ResortMarch 17 – San Francisco, CA – The IndependentMarch 19 – Morro Bay, CA – The SirenMarch 20 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up TavernMarch 22 – Santa Barbara, CA – SohoMarch 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The LodgeMarch 24 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’sMarch 26 – Tustin, CA – Marty’s On MainMarch 28 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’sApril 4-6 – Girdwood, AK – Alyeska ResortView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Holy Land Lenten Pilgrimage canceled

first_imgA popular and distinctive spring break option offered to students last year has been withdrawn due to logistical difficulties. The Theology and Campus Ministry Departments cancelled this semester’s Holy Land Lenten Pilgrimage, which was to have travelled through Jerusalem, Galilee and Bethlehem. Students going on the Theology department and Campus Ministry sponsored trip received an email earlier this week informing them of the trip’s cancellation. The email was signed by Theology department chair J. Matthew Ashley and interim director of Campus Ministry Fr. Joe Carey. According to the email, “insurmountable logistical problems” contributed to the cancellation of the trip. Ashley said living arrangements were a concern with the trip as planned. “First, there were space constraints at Tantur [an ecumenical institute for theological studies based in Jerusalem], but we were able to work around those,” he said. Budget constraints were also an issue, Ashley said. “The second and more serious problem had to do with airfares,” he said. “The prices are extremely volatile, making it impossible to fix a price for the participants and be sure we could stay within our budget.” Along with the price of airfare, Ashley said safety concerns came into question when planning the flight over to Israel. “There was a serious question as to whether we could secure a block of seats for all the participants on the same flight,” he said. “Because of security issues all of the participants have to travel together.” Last March, a group of students, including junior Colin King, was able to travel to the Holy Land. King said the group’s accommodations were unlike anything he has experienced. “We stayed at Tantur, a Notre Dame residence right on the border of Israeli controlled Jerusalem and Palestinian controlled Bethlehem,” he said. “It’s about a five-minute walk from the massive walls surrounding Bethlehem.” During the day, the students on the trip would travel to holy sites and at night they would learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Junior Jackie Bacon said this academic aspect was especially interesting. “It was really cool for me as an Arabic major, learning more about the conflict and being in the moment, seeing how the conflict plays out for these people,” she said. “We were learning what is happening in this part of the world and then seeing the conflict happen when we were walking around.” While King also enjoyed the academic side of the trip and the insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he said the trip truly deepened his faith. “This trip was first and foremost a spiritual experience, we went to these unbelievable holy places,” he said. “This gave me some tangible sights and images to places that I have always heard about. You read the Bible and now you can picture what you read.”last_img read more

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Audra McDonald Wants You…to Donate to The Covenant House!

first_img View Comments Audra McDonald Star Filescenter_img This weekend Audra McDonald and several Broadway faves will take part in the second annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, a Covenant House program to raise funds for homeless youth. If you donate to the cause before noon on August 15, the Lady Day star has some “Audrafied” prizes just for you, including a Twitter shout-out, a voicemail greeting or a personalized “Happy Birthday” video. Who knows? That performance could bring her her SEVENTH Tony, and it’d be all thanks to you. Hear the details from Audra herself in the video below, and donate to the cause ASAP! CLICK TO DONATE NOW!last_img read more

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Sonnax Industries Inc. has received a Worksite Wellness Award

first_imgSonnax Industries Inc. has received a Worksite Wellness Award from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.Sonnax was one of 17 companies around the state recognized for their efforts to promote the wellness and health of their employees. Gov. Jim Douglas presented the awards at a ceremony in Montpelier on Jan. 27. He said it was important to recognize businesses that are taking a proactive approach toward creating a healthier workforce.”These annual awards honor employers that provide opportunities for employees to take responsibility for their health both on and off the job,” Douglas said.Douglas added that these companies also reap the benefits of such efforts, through lower health care costs, greater productivity, greater employee retention and less absenteeism.Sonnax, which designs, manufactures and supplies components for the automotive aftermarket worldwide, provides an on-site fitness center for the use of all its employees, as well as a session with a personal trainer. The company also offers free weekly yoga classes.Other company benefits include free spring water, annual flu shot clinics, and a smoke-free environment that extends to both the buildings and grounds.In addition, the company headquarters, constructed in 1997, was built with nontoxic materials, chosen to minimize the impacts on both employee health and the environment.The Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is composed of volunteers appointed by the governor who promote and advocate for better health through exercise.last_img read more

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