16 Jun

New appointments at The Giving Campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 22 December 2002 | News information.Carrie Adams joined the Campaign in November 2002, as Campaign Administrator. Previously, she has spent time working for Oxfam in Cambodia, having graduated in 2000 from the University of Birmingham in Sociology. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New appointments at The Giving Campaign  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Giving Campaign has announced two new staff members.Phillip Mind joins The Giving Campaign as Campaign Manager for Strategy and Operations on secondment from the Treasury. His key role will be to lead the Campaign in raising financial advisers’ awareness of tax-effective giving and developing planned giving products. Phillip has spent over 12 years working with the Treasury in various policy roles including employment, financial crime and money laundering, and most recently, working on the information policy, addressing key issues such as freedom of Advertisement 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.last_img read more

16 Jun

Charities to benefit from Bacs’ direct debit campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A campaign next year aimed at increasing the levels of Direct Debit payments to companies will result in a donation to charity for every consumer who signs up.The Big Break is being run by Bacs, the organisation behind Direct Debit in the UK. Charities will benefit if they persuade their corporate supporters to take part. Those will do will commit to making a donation to charity for for each of its customers who sign up to Direct Debit.Consumers themselves will have an incentive to do so: everyone who switches to Direct Debit during the campaign is entered into a prize draw to win £10,000 towards their bills.The campaign will run for the first six months of 2012, and it will be supported by marketing materials and PR and social media support.Bacs charities sector manager Dawneth Perry said: “Charities can approach their own corporate supporters with a ready-made, off-the-shelf campaign which has benefits for the company as well as the charity. And with £10 per annum on average saved by converting customers from cash and cheque payments to Direct Debit, the amount they donate to their chosen charity could be taken from within that saving.”Further details from: [email protected] 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 | 14 December 2011 | News Charities to benefit from Bacs’ direct debit campaign  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate direct debitlast_img read more

16 Jun

School for Social Entrepreneurs launch new matched funding concept Match Trading

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: match funding matched giving  177 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  178 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 10 October 2017 | Newscenter_img The School for Social Entrepreneurs has developed a variation of matched funding that incentivises growth through trading by matching increases in trading income pound for pound.Created by The School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group and Big Lottery Fund, Match Trading aims to empower social entrepreneurs operating in challenging markets to develop their trading base by rewarding sales growth.Match Trading has already piloted with 19 social entrepreneurs, who achieved on average 92% year-on-year increase in trading income. They took part in the pilot year of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, in partnership with SSE and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund. This month it will see 80 more social entrepreneurs join the next wave of Match Trading as students of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up and Scale Up Programmes, run in partnership with SSE and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund. Over the next five years, SSE plans to run programmes that will support at least another 500 social entrepreneurs with Match Trading grants.Social entrepreneurs interested in accessing Match Trading grants should have established models, with ambitions to grow through trading, and have likely been operating for at least a year. Match Trading grants can be accessed through:the Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by SSE in partnership with Power to Change. Applications are open until 1pm, Wednesday 11th October 2017.the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, in partnership with SSE and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund, at Trade Up and Scale Up levels (register interest now – applications open in spring 2018). School for Social Entrepreneurs launch new matched funding concept Match Trading 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.last_img read more

2 Jun

BBB: Make a move to hire a reputable moving company

first_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook BBB Scam TrackerMay is National Moving Month — one of the busiest times of the year for people to move homes, or even businesses. There are hundreds of moving companies to choose from, so where do you start?Unfortunately, fake or shady moving companies exist, causing financial and emotional toll on people who have their belongings lost or damaged or find themselves scammed out of their money. In 2017, Better Business Bureau received more than 7,500 complaints against moving companies.One such company was even the subject of a recent BBB investigation. Earlier this year, Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas conducted an investigation into Presidential Moving and Storage, LLC. Consumers of the Arlington-based company said they were charged thousands more than the agreed upon price. Complaints also alleged the company failed to deliver their goods by the stated arrival date and had trouble getting updates when contacting the company. Based on complaint data, consumers lost an average of $3,200. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Presidential Moving’s status is now listed as “out-of-service.” There has also been at least one news report, by KXAS in Dallas, where a customer got her items back after the company held them for over a month.BBB offers the following tips for hiring a trustworthy moving company:Do your research. Do some comparison shopping online, and use reputable sources, such as bbb.org when looking for a mover or professional moving company. Check that the company is licensed as required by the State of Texas, and that they have a valid TxDMV and USDOT number.Get three free estimates. Make sure the estimates are in writing, by email or as an attachment, and never accept a verbal quote or agreement.Read the contract carefully. Read every document of the contract carefully before you sign anything. Also, get a copy of everything you sign, and don’t sign any blank forms.BBB also advises people to watch out for the following red flags:The company has no physical address and/or the trucks don’t have their licensing displayed.The company isn’t willing to come to your home for an estimate, and the estimates are too high or too low.The company requires a large upfront payment or cash only. A reputable mover takes credit cards.The mover can’t answer your questions and they seem uncertain.For more consumer tips, head to bbb.org. To report a scam, go to our BBB Scam Tracker page at BBB.org/scamtracker. It helps us keep track of what’s going on and warn other consumers. WhatsApp Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Twittercenter_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness BBB: Make a move to hire a reputable moving company Twitter By admin – May 6, 2018 Previous articleMOSC presents ‘Celebrating Our Heroes’Next articlePERRYMAN: Going digital adminlast_img read more

2 Jun

The Latest: China’s northeast outbreaks appear under control

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest The Latest: China’s northeast outbreaks appear under control Local NewsBusinessUS News TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Previous articleTom Brady wins 7th Super Bowl and 1st with Tampa Bay as Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs 31-9Next articleAsian shares rise as optimism grows over global recovery Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

27 May

Defence Minister called on to re-investigate 1981 death of Letterkenny soldier

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – February 6, 2014 Defence Minister called on to re-investigate 1981 death of Letterkenny soldier Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Google+ The Minister for Defence has been asked re-investigate the case of a Donegal soldier who was shot dead in Lebanon.In 1981 Private Hugh Doherty was shot in the back when manning an observation post overlooking Palestinian controlled territory while serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.His colleague, Private Kevin Joyce from the Aran Islands, disappeared and has never been found.Raising the issue in the Dail this morning Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn says there are many questions that remain un answered:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/pad1pmLEBB.mp3[/podcast]Defence Minister Alan Shatter says a thorough investigation has already been concluded and lessons have been learned:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SHAT.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Newscenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Previous articleUpdate: 100 year-old Grenade discovered in Ballyshannon made safeNext articlePlans for Windfarm at Carrckduff Hill and Lismullyduff in Killygordan News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

12 May

Letters

first_img Comments are closed. LettersOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Thisweek’s lettersLetterof the Week: Good practice key to tribunal diseasePersonnelToday is so right that better management systems will help minimise the growingnumber of applications to employment tribunals (Comment, 3 April). Acas hasbeen advocating the “nip in the bud” approach since it wasestablished.Weare putting increasing emphasis on promoting good practice in the workplace byhelping to develop constructive dialogue between employers and employees –every year we help thousands of businesses build better management systems. Wepromote hundreds of joint advisory workshops to address communication andconsultation issues. But as long as applications continue to be sent totribunals, Acas will conciliate to try to reach a settlement (75 per centsuccess rate last year) and will offer our new arbitration service for unfairdismissal claims that are not successfully conciliated. Onethousand cases in the first year many seem modest, but if employers, andemployees, avoid cost, time, publicity and stress by using the Acas arbitrationscheme then it may catch on.Wemay be a small bucket, but we are determined that the ocean liner will not sink.RitaDonaghy Chairwoman, AcasHRgiven a chance to prove its worthIdo not think the new Acas scheme will reduce the number of tribunals (News, 3April). But I strongly believe that HR departments have an opportunity tofurther demonstrate their worth by introducing good policies and offeringpractical training for managers, thus reducing the number of cases going totribunal.MaureenMacnamaraVia e-mailDroppingmethod raised our profits Regarding”Ready Reckoner really is a bargain” (Letters, 3 April) and theRecruitment Cost Ready Reckoner (Feature, 20 February), we are a recruitmentagency that charges £3,000. £3,000 to appoint a candidate from our database,£3,000 per stage for a headhunt.Ourclients seem to like it, for example the MD who recently recruited a salesdirector from our files for £3,000, and we still manage to make a decent livingsince we gave up percentages – in fact we are busier than ever.TerryKnightManaging director, Knight SelectionReadyreckoner figures were real Ijust wanted to reassure Sharon Cooper (Letters, 3 April) and other HR directorsabout the recruitment fees set out in the Cost Ready Reckoner, which appearedin the 20 February issue of Personnel Today.Theyare all absolutely genuine. I compiled those figures based on the servicesprovided by my company. I know it is not usual for agencies to reveal this kindof information, but PPS works to a set fee for each assignment. Having been onthe HR side of the desk I do understand the desirability of working this way.Thefee covers our services, but the client is responsible for the cost of theresponse generation or the mechanism used to attract applicants.Asan atypical recruitment consultancy, Sharon Cooper can rest assured that PPSwill not be cold-calling her, but will send a letter. I do hope to receive areply by post, e-mail or over the phone.VictoriaPhillpot Managing director, PPS CIPDcan be great, with a little effort Duringmy 30 years plus as a personnel practitioner, I was taught that to besuccessful you had to fight everyone else’s battles. That is certainly true inrelation to the reactionary role that personnel people have to play.WhatI find increasingly disturbing is the well-publicised battles in theprofession, which undermine personnel practitioners and demean the CIPD. Inthe past year, we have had absurd debates on what to call practitioners as wellas more of the debate on whether personnel people add value.  Then we had Paul Kearns and Bob Mortonexchanging radical views, which are well adrift of the mark.Ihave seen the institute grow in size and stature. It has a good leader in GeoffArmstrong, who has vision and focus in terms of how the profession should becontributing to business performance. It is also involved in extensivenetworking and lobbying.Whilethere is a string of plus points, there are also shortfalls. The institute hasnot established itself fully as a provider of qualified, competentpractitioners. Look no further than Personnel Today (27 March) in which Mortonsays, “The CIPD qualification is popular among employers”. In thesame issue there were 140 adverts for personnel practitioners. Less than halfstated a requirement for CIPD membership. Businesseswant high-class performers, whether they are CIPD members or not. Theeffectiveness of the CIPD will grow if members fully participate in itsrunning, seek to improve their capability and contribution and, above all,direct the body to spend more time facilitating world-class best practice andbe more persistent in opposing inhibiting legislation.Noteverything is great, but it can be if we make it so!DrHugh BillotDirector, Troika Management Consultants Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

12 May

Safer needles campaign launched by lobby groups

first_imgA campaign has been launched by unions and health lobby groups to pressurethe Government into introducing safer needles into hospitals, clinics anddoctor’s surgeries, and to draw up guidelines for their safer use. The ‘Safer Needles Now’ campaign was launched in February, bringing togetherUnison, the Royal College of Nursing, the British Medical Assoication and theSafer Needles Network. Along with clear guidance to NHS institutions on how best to minimise therisk of sharps injuries, the campaign wants to see the NHS adopt safer needletechnology, and put proper surveillance and reporting procedures in place. Other demands include having comprehensive preventative measures in place,proper risk assessment leading to appropriate safer working practices, andbetter training and education in safe use and disposal of sharps. The Department of Health is due to publish guidelines in June, butcampaigners have pointed out that they were supposed to be published threeyears ago. Needlestick injuries are the second most common injury in the NHS, and fourNHS workers have already died from HIV contracted from infected needles. The National Audit Office has concluded that more than one-third of nursesand half of agency nurses are injured by a needle at some point in theircareer. Around 23,000 needlestick injuries are recorded each year. But withmany people never bothering to report them, the real figure could be as high as100,000. Unison head of health Karen Jennings said: “Safer needles areavailable, and so subjecting thousands of NHS workers to the terror of dirtyneedles is unnecessary and inhumane. “It costs pennies to provide safer needles,” Jennings added.”When you add up the cost of treating someone with a needlestick injury –the tests, post-exposure treatment, time off and compensation – all this isnothing compared with the human misery and anxiety caused by this sort ofinjury.” www.saferneedlesnow.net Related posts:No related photos. Safer needles campaign launched by lobby groupsOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

4 May

US Navy helicopter rescues civilians after plane crash

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy helicopter rescues civilians after plane crash An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter embarked on the US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) rescued two civilians after their private plane crashed several miles off the coast of Dominica, September 28.The civilians, coming from French Guadelupe and Antigua, sustained minor injuries and were transported by helicopter to Wasp where they received immediate medical attention.“We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time,” said Wasp Commanding Officer Capt. Andrew Smith. “The teamwork demonstrated shows how everything on the ship comes together – from the engineers in the plant, to the medical staff, the watchstanders in the Combat Information Center, the air traffic control center, the bridge, the flight deck crews, to the helicopter crew. We all worked together to help these two gentlemen.”Wasp has been transiting the Caribbean Sea since September 4 as part of first-response humanitarian aid efforts after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria swept through the area. When the mid-afternoon distress call was received, Wasp ordered one of the helicopters rendering aid on the island of Dominica back to the ship for refueling and a swift departure to the estimated coordinates of the crash scene.“We learned about the downed aircraft, we were passed a location, and as soon as we were fueled we took off and started transiting at max speed,” said HSC-22 pilot Lt. Paul Nelson, who flew the helicopter to the stranded passengers’ coordinates. “We got on station and started searching. For about an hour and a half we were seeing bits of debris and weren’t sure if it was from the aircraft, but some pieces seemed to match the description.”It was while hovering 70 feet above a piece of debris that by a stroke of luck, Nelson’s fellow pilot Lt. Christina Lanouette initially spotted the survivors clinging to a yellow flotation device.“We approached the two survivors, which was difficult because it was a high sea state day, and visibility was low, and picking people out of the water was going to be difficult,” said Nelson. “The fact that we saw them was a miracle, because it was not a good day to find people.”After positioning themselves above the survivors, the search and rescue swimmer Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Andy Blessing was hoisted 70 feet into the water, swam to the two survivors, and quickly investigated for injuries. Once the passengers were cleared for rescue, they were hoisted up and into the helicopter one at a time by Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, using a rescue basket – a metal-framed device specifically designed for water rescues. The team then returned to Wasp at max speed.“The rescue we had today was a great example of why training is important,” said Nelson. “Every time we practice SAR, we try to put ourselves in the mindset of, ‘What if this training were real?’ because you know that if it happens in real life, you’re not going to have the luxury of sitting and thinking things through in a comfortable environment. When someone is in the water, there is a ticking clock, and the sooner you can get there and effectively make the rescue, the more likely it is you’re going to save a life.” View post tag: SAR US Navy helicopter rescues civilians after plane crash View post tag: US Navy October 1, 2017 View post tag: USS Wasp Share this articlelast_img read more

4 May

US intercepts ICBM target with destroyer-launched missile

first_img View post tag: Missile “The Department is investigating the possibility of augmenting the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system by fielding additional sensors and weapon systems to hedge against unexpected developments in the missile threat.” Photo: Northrop Grumman View post tag: SM-3 Photo: Northrop Grumman View post tag: ICBM Share this article Based on preliminary data, the test met its primary objective — demonstrate the ability for the SM-3 Block IIA missile to intercept an ICBM target. In this developmental test, the destroyer used engage-on-remote capabilities through the Command and Control Battle Management Communications (C2BMC) network as part of a defense of Hawaii scenario. After receiving tracking data from the C2BMC system, the destroyer launched a SM-3 Block IIA guided missile which destroyed the target. “This was an incredible accomplishment and critical milestone for the Aegis BMD SM-3 Block IIA program,” Vice Admiral Jon Hill, MDA Director, commented. The ICBM target was built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC). The company is also the prime contractor on the Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target, which is air-launched from a C-17 aircraft to provide the MDA with flexibility in mission engagement scenarios.  The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and US Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, successfully intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, November 16. This event, designated Flight Test Aegis Weapon System-44 (FTM-44), was the sixth flight test of an Aegis BMD-equipped vessel using the SM-3 Block IIA guided missile. FTM-44, originally scheduled for May 2020, was delayed due to restrictions in personnel and equipment movement intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The ICBM-representative target was launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, located on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, toward the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii.  View post tag: US Navy FTM-44 satisfies a Congressional mandate to demonstrate that the MDA can use the Navy’s Aegis Combat System equipped with the Standard Missile 3 Block IIA (SM-3 IIA) to intercept intercontinental threats.  “We have demonstrated that an Aegis BMD-equipped vessel equipped with the SM-3 Block IIA missile can defeat an ICBM-class target, which is a step in the process of determining its feasibility as part of an architecture for layered defense of the homeland.”last_img read more