Charity Awards 2010 open for entries

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. The Charity Awards 2010 are now open for entries. They are designed to recognise excellence in the leadership and management of charities.Entry to the awards is free to all charities throughout the UK. The deadline for entries is 12 March 2010.Organisers Civil Society Media say that “success at The Charity Awards boosts staff morale, enhances your influence, helps funding applications and is a superb opportunity to raise your profile” The Charity Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Awards 2010 open for entriescenter_img Tagged with: Awards  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 January 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Ploink! microdonations service to be free for one year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Digital microdonations Ploink! microdonations service to be free for one yearcenter_img Microdonations service ploink! is to suspend its fees for 2013 as a gesture of goodwill.The site, launched in 2009, has helped pioneer microdonations in the UK. It functions as an online charity collection box, enabling people to donate small amounts of money to their chosen charities using a debit card, credit card or a PayPal account.Donors can choose to give pennies or pounds to their favourite charities by dragging and dropping virtual coins into charity ‘piggy banks’. When the coins saved into a piggy bank add up to 99 pence or more, the money can be donated. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 January 2013 | News Ploink works with over 450 UK charities including BeatBullying, Kidney Research UK, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, The Meningitis Trust and World Vision UK.”Up to £200 a month more” for charitiesPloink normally deducts 10% from a donation plus ten pence to cover transaction costs and for the promotion of charities using its service. Waiving its fees for a year should add up to £200 each month to the amount that charities receive through its website.Why free?Marc Simpson, Director of Ploink, explained why fees were being waived. He said: “Last year was difficult for charities large and small and we were keen to do our bit to give them a boost as the new year gets underway. At a time when people are giving less and charities are feeling the squeeze Ploink wants to help buck the trend by giving people a fun and flexible way to donate. I hope that by suspending our fees, more will be encouraged to give in the knowledge that every penny and pound will be going straight to the causes that need them most.”The Lymphoma Association’s Director of Fundraising Alice Strudwick has used Ploink. She said: “As a small charity reliant on voluntary income, we’re always encouraging our supporters to collect their loose change, as every penny counts. Ploink works like an online version of our loose change collection boxes and we’ve enjoyed promoting this new fundraising mechanism to donors.”We now have 38 supporters on our Ploink page and have raised over £360 so far. We receive an excellent service from the Ploink team and benefit from the extra awareness they bring our charity by promoting our work to their thousands of Twitter followers. We would encourage any charity to sign up.” read more

Revolutionary Miguel Cruz Santos: 1958-2014

first_imgMiguel Cruz SantosMiguel Cruz Santos, a tireless fighter for the working class and a defender of socialism, died on Feb. 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the early age of 56.A memorial in his honor was held on Feb. 9 at the Ehret Funeral Home there where hundreds of activists, trade unionists and socialists praised his life’s work. In attendance were also his spouse, Oui Belissa, and son, Miguelito, and members of the Communist Party of Puerto Rico, of which Miguel was a founding member.Miguel was a teacher who politically impacted thousands of students and workers throughout his life. Miguel had been a member of the earlier Communist Party when it dissolved in the 1980s and committed himself then to the party’s rebirth.Above all, Miguel was a Leninist, giving classes in historical materialism and working in the teachers’ movement in Puerto Rico for the democratic participation of the workers. Recently, he militantly opposed the Puerto Rican government’s reduction of retirement benefits for teachers and use of this money to pay for the current capitalist debt crisis.Miguel was an anti-imperialist who opposed all U.S. wars against oppressed countries during his lifetime. He was a defender of the Soviet Union and worked tirelessly to form alliances with revolutionaries in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Venezuela.Miguel was a founding member of the Committee in Solidarity with Cuba, the Juan Rius Rivera Brigade, the Socialist Front, Communist Rebirth and the Vladimir Lenin School. Miguel and Oui Belissa also founded the anti-capitalist newspaper, Abayarde Rojo.Miguel was a working-class fighter and internationalist. In recent times, he worked tirelessly to get the U.S. Navy out of the island of Vieques, opposed U.S. wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq, and was a delegate to the Trade Unionists Assembly, which launched the Peoples General Strike in 1998 to oppose the privatization of the Puerto Rico Telephone Co.Miguel’s spirit of struggle and commitment to building socialism and communism were the cornerstones of his life. His comrades, fellow union activists and socialists at the memorial all praised his life’s work and committed themselves to continuing and advancing the struggle for a socialist future. Miguel Cruz Santos, presente!The writer was a friend of Miguel Cruz Santos and attended his memorial.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NYC tenants demand affordable housing

first_imgThousands of tenants demanding their right to affordable housing gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square on May 14 and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They were joined by labor allies: 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East, the Communication Workers Local 1080, the Professional Staff Congress, the Hotel Trades Council and the Distributive Workers all had contingents.The rent regulations for New York City that limit what landlords can charge their tenants are scheduled to expire June 15. A million apartments are covered, the largest bloc of rent-regulated housing in the United States.New York City’s rent regulations are enacted into law by the state Legislature in Albany. The whole process is controlled by three men — Andrew Cuomo, the governor; John Flanagan, the leader of the Senate; and Carl Heastie, the speaker of the Assembly. What these three men agree to is generally what passes.Real estate interests are major donors in New York and the daily weblog, the Gothamist, reported on May 15 that seven of the 10 largest donors to Cuomo represent real estate.Over the past 10 years, manipulations by developers and politicians have removed tens of thousands of apartments from rent regulations. Homelessness has increased because, even outside of Manhattan, with its astronomically priced housing, it is difficult for poor and working people to find affordable apartments.What politicians like Mayor Bill de Blasio consider affordable is questionable. What he is pushing is “inclusionary zoning,” which makes developers set aside some percentage — usually a small percentage, typically 20 percent — of the new housing they develop for “low-income” tenants. For instance, a new development in the Bronx has low-income apartments for people making over $28,000 a year, or $13.50 an hour working a 40-hour week. (Jacobin, Fall 2014) Thus, even these “low-income” apartments are out of reach for many low-wage, part-time and unemployed workers.A number of the speakers pushed going to Albany June 9, on the free buses 1199SEIU is providing, and several made the connection between struggling for affordable housing and “Black Lives Matter.” Other speakers raised the issue of a $15-an-hour minimum wage and a union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Croke Park choirs sing out for Limerick charity

first_imgTwitter Limerick legend Leonard Enright inducted into GAA Hall of Fame Email Linkedin Limerick reach All-Ireland Hurling Final after stunning comeback Limerick ladies secure All Ireland final place after victory over London RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WHAT better way to get into the festive spirit than with some good old fashioned carol singing?And to make it a Christmas you’ll never forget, a trip to Croke Park on December 19 for ‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ in aid of a Limerick-based charity is just the ticket!Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This ‘participative’ event will raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation on the Ballysimon Road, a charity providing financial assistance for critically ill children.Led by Cliona’s Foundations’ patron Miriam O’Callaghan, the event will see Croke Park transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas trees, snow and lights as over 20,000 people try to break a Guinness World Record for the most people singing Christmas carols together.The existing record, set in Seoul in 2010, stands at 15,111.‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ is the brainchild of Richard Mulcahy who appeared on RTE’s Secret Millionaire in 2012. Richard spent ten days in Limerick undercover. He spent time with various organisations and charities and was so inspired by the Cliona Ring Foundation he decided to dedicate his time to help raise funds for the charity.‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ now promises to be a magical Christmas event for families, friends and singers alike.Cliona Foundation founder Brendan Ring said: “Stars, Choirs and Carols promises to be an unforgettable festive evening of carols and fun while at the same time helping to support the work of two unique charities – Cliona’s Foundation which gives a financial lifeline to families with a critically ill child and the Sanctuary which brings peace, calm and hope to the lives of thousands of people including the most vulnerable young people in our society.”Taking part is easy whether you are part of a choir or you would like to come along, break the record and enjoy the music. Simply log onto for the event cost €15 and a host of stars are lined up to help break the record including Louis Walsh, Lisa Hannigan, The Celtic Tenors, soprano Celine Byrne, the Dublin Gospel Choir, RTÉ’s Cór na nÓg, Tallaght Choral Society and a 60-piece brass band – The Army Number 1 band.To find out more log onto or WATCH – Limerick fan’s ‘hurling pilgrimage’ from Dubai NewsCommunityCroke Park choirs sing out for Limerick charityBy Alan Jacques – December 12, 2013 819 center_img Previous articleLIT scholarships bring brighter futureNext articleEarly Christmas present for Limerick traders Alan Jacques WhatsApp Advertisement WATCH: “I’ve some head on me”- Cian Lynch’s hilarious reaction to photograph with his mother Facebook Limerick Post Show | Guinness World Record holder Ger Purcell Print TAGSCliona’s FoudationCroke ParkDublin Gospel ChoirGuinness World RecordLisa HanniganLouis WalshMiriam O’CallaghanMusic LimerickRichard MulcahySecret Millionaire last_img read more

Limerick hospital had worst level of overcrowding in October

first_imgNewsLimerick hospital had worst level of overcrowding in OctoberBy Editor – November 8, 2017 2456 Overcrowding at University Hospital LimerickUniversity Hospital Limerick had the worst level of overcrowding during October, according to figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).The figures confirm that the level of overcrowding, arising from admitted patients being left on trolleys in Emergency Departments or wards, continues to reach record levels.In October there were 8,903 patients admitted for care for whom there was no in-patient bed. This represents a 15 per cent increase compared to October 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The levels of overcrowding in Dublin hospitals increased, following a number of months when levels of overcrowding had reduced.In hospitals outside of Dublin the situation continues to deteriorate significantly, with record levels both in the month of October and in the ten months of the year to date.Hospitals with the highest number patients on trolleys in October were: University Hospital Limerick (719); University Hospital Galway (679); Cork University Hospital (635); South                          Tipperary General Hospital (546) and St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny (495).For the first ten months of this year, there were 82,459 patients admitted for care with no in-patient bed available. This represents an 8 per cent increase on the first ten months of 2016, and a 96 per cent increase on the first ten months of 2007.The INMO will meet with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), on November 30 asking them to issue directions to ensure nursing and other frontline staff have a safe working environment.INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said the latest figures confirm the obvious reality that our public health service is critically short of acute hospital beds, which is having a serious, detrimental and harmful effect upon patient care.INMO General Secretary Liam Doran“It is imperative, as we enter the winter period, that all hospitals are empowered and supported to allow for the opening of all available beds; introduce incentivised packages to recruit and retain the required numbers of additional nursing staff and initiate rostered attendance by senior clinical decision makers from 8 am to 10 pm seven days a week.“It is also vital that all available transitional and long term care beds, home care packages and home help hours are available to all community nursing management/services”, he added.“In order to address this crisis, there cannot be any restriction on the funds available to increase the capacity of the health service, as we enter the winter period.“The Emergency Department Taskforce is scheduled to meet on December 4 when we will be seeking confirmation that all these measures, together with any other initiatives necessary to address this crisis, have been introduced across the system,” Mr. Doran concluded.More health news here Tragedies claim three lives Linkedin Facebook Previous articleLimerick’s latest signing is Cian to impressNext articleLimerick people to #StopAndAsk about science Editor Print Advertisement July’s trolley figures were the worst ever Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL center_img Nurses set for strike at Limerick Hospitals Group TAGSCork University HospitalEmergency Department TaskforceHSAINMOLiam Doranlimericknursing staffovercrowdingSouth Tipperary General HospitalSt Luke’s Hospital KilkennytrolleysUHLUniversity Hospital Galway RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Backlash as hospital ward closes WhatsApp Email Nurses top list of abuse targets at UL hospitals Twitterlast_img read more

Flying back through history in Foynes

first_imgNewcastle West Gardaí move Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEventFestivalFoynes airshowLimerick County Facebook Narrative 4 to celebrate the power of community with special livestream event Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Previous article#BREAKING Two men with loaded gun rammed Gardai in Limerick during arrestNext articleLimerick strongman outmuscles his UK rivals Staff Reporter center_img Free admission to Desmond Castle Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter A family watch the Douglas DC-32 pass during the Foynes Airshow. Picture: Sean Curtin True Media.THE Foynes Air Show brought thousands of spectators to the west Limerick village last Saturday to witness awe-inspiring and daredevil acts by 23 of the world’s most iconic aircraft.One of the biggest visitor events along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Foynes Air Show is estimated to be worth more than €750,000 to the local economy, and forms part of the IAA’s #AviationIreland weekend, along with the Bray Air Display.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The sun came out just in time for spectators to see the supersonic attack aircraft the Saab Viggen also know as Thunderbolt open what proved to be a memorable display of aviation superlatives.The Irish Air Corp made its inaugural appearance at the west Limerick show, with two Casas flying in formation, followed by a spectacular display by the PC9s.The Irish Historic Flight Foundation’s flying Chipmunk aircraft entertained and enthralled while the striking presence of the DC3 brought some of the more mature viewers back to a golden era in aviation.De Havilland Chipmunk 169 taking part in the fifth Foynes Air Show. Picture: Sean Curtin True Media.Richard Goodwin in his Pitts Special, and the Strikemaster Flying Club (SFC) from North Wales keep the eyes on the skies as local pilot Gerry Humphrey’s entertaining spectators in his bovine-themed aircraft.Back on ground level, internationally renowned circus acts entertained the crowds as a carnival atmosphere took over the maritime town.Air Show Festival Director Margaret O’Shaughnessy described the event as a celebration of the strong and proud aviation history of Foynes, Limerick and the Mid West region.“It is a huge undertaking for Foynes and Limerick, but it has proven to be a massive success every year. It originated as a day for families to enjoy and celebrate Foynes and its place in the aviation world, but has grown to be so much more.“The Air Show has helped to cultivate a worldwide understanding of Foynes and its history, while showcasing what Limerick has to offer as a tourism destination. It is also of huge benefit to the local economy.”“More than 200 bed nights were booked directly by organisers in hotels and local B & B’s in Limerick City, Adare, Rathkeale, Glin and Foynes and feedback from local accommodation providers is that there was a huge peak in business as a result of last year’s show,” said Ms O’Shaughnessy.Ian Williams and Ken Cusack, Clown Noir at the Foynes Airshow.“It has also helped promote an interest in aviation in general, which is an important industry to the mid west region. It also promoted Foynes, Limerick, and the Wild Atlantic Way as a top destination for domestic and overseas visitors.Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) chief executive Peter Kearney said that Foynes has played a pivotal role in the history and development of aviation in Ireland.“With its central role in the promotion and development of aviation in Ireland, the IAA is delighted to have supported the Foynes Air Show, enabling the high-quality and spectacular displays that were seen on the day,” he Tom [email protected] Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Twitter CABAL digital weekender for the Limerick Covid Lockdown Party Email NewsCommunityLocal NewsFlying back through history in FoynesBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2018 1333 last_img read more

Police arrest 24 year old man in connection with sudden death of 19 year…

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Police arrest 24 year old man in connection with sudden death of 19 year old woman in Omagh By News Highland – August 20, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleInishowen Football League – Sunday 20th AugustNext articleKevin Eves on his National Tarmac Championship win News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Police in Omagh have arrested a 24 year-old male in connection with an investigation into the sudden death of a 19 year-old woman yesterday afternoon.The man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A and B controlled drugs and also supplying and being concerned in the supply of Class A and C controlled drugs.Police say he is currently helping with enquiries into the sudden death of a 19 year-old woman yesterday afternoon in the Meelmore Drive area of omagh.Detective Constable Una McKenna says: “We know drugs are a real concern for local communities and we understand the misery they can cause to communities, families and to those who get involved in taking them.”“We will continue to disrupt and arrest those involved in the sale and supply of drugs, bring individuals before the courts and work with communities and partner agencies to reduce the threat of harmful and illegal activity.”Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police in Omagh on the non-emergency number 101. WhatsApp Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Distributing good ideas

first_img Previous Article Next Article Distributing good ideasOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. CathBoshier training and development manager for Argos Distribution, explains how anew approach to induction and basic skills training has improved staffretentionInduction and basic skills training Designed by: Training For Advancement, Omega House, Foundry Street,Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5SU Phone: 01782 283377 E-mail: [email protected]: is the UK’s largest non-food retail chain, with sales of more than£3bn and with 525 stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, with 35more planned next year. The six Argos regional distribution centres (RDCs) across the UK arecritical to business success. Each RDC employs around 400 staff, and the numberof staff can double during peak times. Projected business growth meant the company’s RDCs would eventually struggleto meet demand. To supplement their work, Argos began the phased opening of acentral distribution centre (CDC) in Barton-Under-Needwood, Staffordshire, inMay 2003. The CDC represents a big investment in automated state-of-the-art technologyand processes, in complete contrast to the existing RDCs, which aretraditional, heavily unionised distribution environments. The CDC provided anopportunity to take best practice approaches and create a blueprint forelsewhere, in terms of procedures, people and ways of working within thebusiness, with the ultimate goal of improved staff retention. To assist with this ambitious goal, Argos invited Training For Advancement –to design learning ‘tools’ to ensure all people joining the CDC team would: – be made aware of the vision and values of the CDC – be engaged in the part they could play in the success of the CDC – have access to practical and effective on-the-job learning activities andworkshops, which developed understanding and capability in each and every partof their new role. The approach After an initial period of research, it was agreed that the development of asuite of learning tools designed to flex between the needs of the business andthe needs of the individual was the best approach. The learning tools developed were: – A ‘welcome day’ that incorporates high-energy activities and exercisesdesigned to create a feeling of belonging and excitement from the very firstday of employment on site – A series of role-based learning activities designed to enhance skills andknowledge combined with a practical focus on the tasks which need to be carriedout – ‘Coaching cards’ to support the role-based activities, which can be usedby trainers, supervisors and any more experienced team members. These ensure consistentcoaching support for the activities as they suggest practical ways to validatethat key learning objectives have been achieved, making the role of the ‘coach’a very easy and enjoyable one – Four, three-hour high-energy workshops consolidate and expand on key areasintroduced within the rest of the programme, such as health and safety – Two, one-day management workshops were designed for the team at the CDCwho are responsible for the successful implementation of the programme. Theworkshops fully brief the managers on the structure and format of the materialsincluding the purpose, process and the role they can play in ensuring success. The results The programme was launched to coincide with the arrival of the first teammembers in May 2003 and has already been highly acclaimed within the business. Jayne Nutting, Regional HR Manager responsible for implementing the projectsays: “We got exactly what we asked for and more besides. We have thingsincluded that we could never have come up with ourselves. It isn’t anoff-the-shelf solution, and I liked how we saw the product develop as theproject progressed.” A survey conducted by the HR team among new team members showed: – 88 per cent feel that as a result of the induction programme they werefully satisfied and understood what was expected of them in their job – 100 per cent feel the aims and culture of Barton CDC and where it fitswithin Argos were fully explained – 97 feel part of the team and are clear on what they have to do for the teamto be successful. In addition, there has been a significant impact on the retention ofemployees. Nutting confirmed that her expectation as a project manager of a newstart-up was to “lose 25-30 per cent of new team members in the firstthree months of their employment”. In the three months after introducingthe new induction programme, staff turnover was just 6.6 per cent. Sally Edwards, a training adviser at Barton identifies additional benefitssuch as team members having so much enthusiasm and team spirit when theyarrive, they are almost having to be reigned in. “The programme is embedding the culture we want to create,” shesays. “Everyone is aware of the bigger picture and where they fit into it.The training is a joy to deliver; I almost don’t want to hand it on.” As a direct result of the success of the programme, Training For Advancementhas been asked to recommend how the principles of the Barton induction andinitial skills training programme can be used to refresh the approaches withinthe remaining RDCs. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Mass-balance parameters derived from a synthetic network of mass-balance glaciers

first_imgGlacier mass-balance parameters such as the equilibrium-line altitude (ELA) play an important role when working with large glacier samples. While the number of observational mass-balance series to derive such parameters is limited, more and more modeled data are becoming available. Here we explore the possibilities of analyzing such ‘synthetic’ mass-balance data with respect to mass-balance parameters. A simplified energy-balance model is driven by bias-corrected regional climate model output to model mass-balance distributions for 94 glaciers in the Swiss Alps over 15 years. The modeling results in realistic interannual variability and mean cumulative mass balance. Subsequently model output is analyzed with respect to 18 topographic and mass-balance parameters and a correlation analysis is performed. Well-known correlations such as for ELA and median elevation are confirmed from the synthetic data. Furthermore, previously unreported parameter relationships are found such as a correlation of the balance rate at the tongue with the accumulation-area ratio (AAR) and of the glacier elevation range with the AAR. Analyzing modeled data complements in situ observations and highlights their importance: the small number of accurate mass-balance observations available for validation is a major challenge for the presented approach.last_img read more