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Kaizen names William Hill’s Hernando as new CCO

first_img5th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Sazka-owned OPAP has a 36.75% stake in Kaizen’s business, and in November acquired a further 15.48% stake in Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot operations from Kaizen, bringing its stake in this part of the business to 84.48%. The appointment comes after Kaizen last month also named Claus Jansson as its new head of affiliate marketing and media buying. Kaizen said the appointment forms part of its strategic plan to add international experience to its management, to support expansion plans for its Betano brand. Topics: People People moves Hernando will join Greece-based Kaizen from William Hill, where he had most recently been serving as chief marketing officer and managing director of the operator’s international business. Tags: Kaizen Gaming CCO Julio Iglesias Hernando Regions: Greece Email Address Kaizen names William Hill’s Hernando as new CCOcenter_img Kaizen chief executive George Daskalakis added: “I am confident Julio’s experience, talent and drive along with his positive character and team spirit will contribute to our ongoing effort to establish ourselves as one of the leading companies in the industry on an international level.” In the role, which also covered the Mr Green segment, Hernando was responsible for the 12 markets outside the US and the UK where William Hill operates. People Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betano operates in Brazil, Portugal, Germany, Romania, Greece and Cyprus. Kaizen Gaming has announced the appointment of Julio Iglesias Hernando, previously of William Hill, as its new chief commercial officer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “I’m looking forward to contributing to our ongoing success in positioning Kaizen as a leading player in our operating markets, and in leveraging the international opportunities and challenges that will no doubt arise, in our pursuit to continue growing aggressively our foothold in the international GameTech arena,” Hernando said.last_img read more

Episcopalians in food ministry worry vulnerable immigrants aren’t being fed…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Immigration, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Racial Justice & Reconciliation, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Poverty & Hunger, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Refugees Migration & Resettlement Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Amy SowderPosted May 10, 2018 Submit an Event Listing Home Cooked Fridays, a weekly meal prepared by the community for the community, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin, is prepared with rescued food. Photo courtesy of Kelly Barnhill[Episcopal News Service] It’s a problem with no clear solution. Immigrants with pending U.S. applications for legal residence or citizenship fear a possible new regulation that could mean they’ll hurt their chances toward those residency goals if they use government nutrition programs to help feed their eligible family members, thus possibly tearing their families apart.One thing is obvious, however, some food-ministering Episcopalians say: Politics aside, feeding the hungry is a Christian duty.The Department of Homeland Security has drafted a regulation that would allow officials to factor in the use of public benefits like the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, i.e., food stamps) when deciding whether to approve some visa or green card applications, according to the New York Times.As they serve up rice, meat and vegetables, many Episcopal food ministry providers talk with immigrants and listen to the stories of how some, especially those caught in complicated situations with their legal residency status, suffer disproportionately from food insecurity and poverty in the United States. Now on top of worrying about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, they fear the proposed regulation’s effect on their ability to become legal residents or citizens if they accept help to feed their children. As media reports come out and rumors swirl, it’s still unclear if that worry is founded.“I am deeply concerned about how all of this bears on our gospel need to protect the poor and the disenfranchised,” Brian Hopper, parishioner of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, told Episcopal News Service.Until Hopper’s term ended in March, he was the church’s board representative of Micah 6 Austin, a consortium of central Austin churches that serve hungry people in that area of the city. The group distributed 26,000 pounds of food to 869 individuals and families in February, the latest numbers available.Home Cooked Fridays is a community outreach program in Austin, Texas, that uses the universal language of food to help address some of the social, health and developmental issues that affect teens and adults. Photo: All Saints’ Episcopal ChurchNot everyone who feels vulnerable to this problem needs to worry, said Elizabeth Gibson, an immigration attorney with New York Legal Assistance Group, which helped 34,000 immigrants in 2017. The new administration is trying to broaden the number of people affected by the Immigration and Nationality Act, which has a comprehensive list for who is ineligible for admission, including those likely to become a public charge, by redefining what kind of assistance is being considered and how it’s considered, she said.Still, the proposed rule change won’t hurt certain types of immigrants who were exempt already, including survivors of abuse who qualify through the Violence Against Women Act, T visas, the Special Immigrant Juvenile Statute, asylum-seeking and U visas for those who don’t fall under the other categories.“They’re not changing the law itself, so they’re not changing the exemption,” Gibson told ENS.“It’s technically a forward-looking test about checking if you may depend on benefits in the future, not necessarily if you’ve used them in the past. It’s not retroactive, but it’s already having a chilling effect on these public services, surrounding the whole issue in fear and rumor.”The draft of the proposed regulation change was sent to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on March 29. The next step is for the proposal to be published in Federal Register, announcing a 60-day comment period on www.regulations.gov. Then the final rule will be published in the Federal Register and take effect, Gibson said.It’s a rule-making process that has no set deadline. Although Gibson expects pushback from advocacy groups, “it’s not a question of if it’s going to happen, more like when it’s going to happen.”Episcopal food ministry volunteers witness the fearStill, several Episcopal food ministries are seeing sharp drops in visitors in the last year or two.The drop has happened gradually over the past year but took a sharp dip as recently as December and January, said the Rev. Frank Alton, provost at the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Cathedral Center of St. Paul and rector of its St. Athanasius Episcopal Church in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The church has a Friday food bank operating out of the cathedral center and serves a Wednesday hot meal, called Transforming Hunger, outside in the adjacent garden.The food bank saw a drop from 300 people served every Friday to 150. Food banks offer fresh produce and packaged goods that require preparation at home, so most recipients at food banks have homes but are struggling to make ends meet, Alton said. At the Wednesday hot meal, which draws more people without homes, attendance dropped from about 100 people to 40 people.“The most significant decrease is among Hispanics,” Alton said. His volunteers hear from guests that they’re worried about the administration’s tougher immigration rules and enforcement, and about possible raids. “One of the reasons is they’re afraid of ICE coming and doing a roundup. They’ve said that point blank. It’s dramatic.”The Rev. Francisco J. Garcia Jr. is co-chairperson of the Diocese of Los Angeles sanctuary task force, called L.A. Sacred Resistance, and has worked in immigrant rights and justice issues for 15 years. He is also rector of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Inglewood, California. The task force formed within the last two years, when presidential campaign promises panned out through executive orders for tougher immigration rules. Members offer pastoral care and advocate for changes in government policy.“It creates the general culture of fear when these punitive policies or laws are enacted, and that hurts what we’re trying to do,” Garcia said. “There are going to be more and more people afraid to access anything, which is especially detrimental to families that have children and may be eligible. A lot of times the parents are not documented, but the kids are actually eligible because they were born here, and the parents are afraid to reveal themselves in any way.”Foreign-born people comprise about 13 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau’s 2016 estimates.Jubilee Ministries try to helpFor 25 years, Jubilee Ministries in dioceses across the Episcopal Church have sought to be on the front line of feeding the hungry – regardless of nationality and citizenship, the Rev. Melanie Mullen, the Episcopal Church director of reconciliation, justice and creation care, told ENS. More than 690 parishes feed hungry people in their communities with food pantries, soup kitchens, community meals, community gardens and backpack programs, Mullen said.“Fighting hunger is at the heart of our Episcopal understanding of mission. Jesus fed the hungry and told his disciples to do the same,” Mullen said. “Yet, we know that hunger is an extremely complex phenomenon with economic, political and social causes. That is why many Episcopal parishes have joined together in networks to combat hunger and serve the vulnerable in our communities.”Volunteers served guacamole nachos as part of the weekly Home Cooked Fridays Community Meal at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin. Photo: All Saints’ Episcopal ChurchAt Trinity Amnesty Center in Aurora, Illinois, Linda Barber is a Jubilee minister who helps people mostly with applications for U.S. citizenship and with green card applications for direct relatives of a U.S. citizen or legal resident. In the last 30 years, she’s helped more than 1,000 people become citizens. Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, is about 40 miles from Chicago and has a large Spanish-speaking population.But while her applicants are going through the complicated process, Barber warns them to be very careful about using any government nutrition services for their children, who qualify if they were born in the U.S. because they are citizens.“I just tell them they better not because it could jeopardize their chances, which is really, really sad,” Barber told ENS. “Immigration is a strange ballgame.”For the last 25 years, Barber has also been coordinating the 100-125 hot meals served weekly at the Sandwich Board, a soup kitchen ministry in partnership with other churches that’s hosted at her church. She’s seen the number of Latino guests increase in tandem with the area’s population change in the last 10 years.Barber knows she must have a lot of unauthorized immigrants at her soup kitchen but doesn’t ask because she’s not required to get that information, she said. Food ministries that get funding from government grants are often required to track demographics.Worry about being listed in any kind of record books for receiving free food has stopped people from getting the help they need, said Dianne Aid, director of the Jubilee Center in Auburn, Washington, a ministry of the Diocese of Olympia in Washington state. Aid knows several people who can serve as examples, who don’t want to use their full names for safety’s sake.Ariana, an Episcopalian in her mid-30s, came to the United States illegally from Mexico as a toddler with her parents, Aid said. She’s trying to gain legal status while also working and feeding her U.S.-born children, supplementing what she can provide with SNAP to help feed her kids.But Ariana quit the food stamp program because she’s afraid it could hurt her ability to become a legal resident, or worse, instigate deportation, tearing her away from her children.“I’ve been working with this population since 1993, and I’ve not seen such fear until now,” Aid told ENS.She’s worked with Ariana, who, after resorting to selling flowers on the street to feed her kids, was able to secure a full-time job working for an activist agency. Aid’s Jubilee Center focuses its work on immigrants, mostly from Latin America and largely undocumented, through pastoral support, training, and help with applications, particularly for victims of domestic violence. She’s also trying to instill cultural heritage pride in the native-born children. There’s a teaching kitchen and garden.In Auburn, Washington, Jubilee Center volunteer Vicki Cubillos scrapes kernels off a corn cob to make masa for tortillas. She coordinates a women’s economic empowerment group and is part of a Mexican indigenous drum and dancing group. Photo: Dianne Aid“This is not about undocumented people greedily taking welfare. These are people that are part of the fabric of our community and are trying to feed their children, who are for the most part U.S. citizens,” Aid said about families with members who have different residency statuses. “Most undocumented people aren’t taking welfare because most of them don’t qualify and can’t get it.”By 2017, 11.1 percent of native-born households and 12.3 percent of households headed by immigrants who arrived in the previous five years used the SNAP program, according to an April 2018 report from the Center for Immigration Studies.Diverting food that would otherwise be wastedIt’s a statistic often cited: More than 40 percent of the food in the United States goes uneaten and is wasted, which totals $165 billion a year, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.To fight that waste when so many go hungry, Kelly Barnhill succeeded Hopper as the current All Saints’ representative on the Micah 6 Austin board and gathers unused food from grocery stores and restaurants. Still, she worries that those who need it the most can’t get it.A creamy chicken, carrots and peas dish topped with biscuits with a side of asparagus and mixed green salad plus cookies for dessert is an example of the kinds of well-rounded, nutritious and delicious meals offered at Home Cooked Fridays. Photo: All Saints’ Episcopal Church“There are a lot of church programs or recreation centers that have food pantries, but no matter where you go, you have to provide proof of some form of residence. If I were in their shoes, I’d be scared to do that,” Barnhill told ENS. “How is food getting to people who don’t have documentation now? I was surprised that numbers for our food pantries and other food pantries have been dropping off.”In March, the Rev. William “Billy” Tweedie, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Austin, started the Diverted Food Pantry where the recipients don’t have to provide any kind of identification. Data such as a photo ID, tax ID, proof of residency with a utility bill or simply a local zip code is often required by organizations that receive funding from elsewhere, like government grants or USDA partnerships. The idea to start the pantry came from Barnhill, who collects the unused food from nearby restaurants and grocery stores and diverts it from the dumpster to organizations serving it to the people who need it most.The Rev. William “Billy” Tweedie, John Monroe, Jennifer Johnston and Christina Prikryl helped set up the first Diverted Food Pantry event in March at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Austin. Photo: Episcopal Church of the Resurrection“I love the idea of having a food pantry with no questions asked. Which also means ideally we’re hitting people living below the poverty line who need food the most, and also using food that would end up in the dumpster or sit on shelves indefinitely,” Tweedie told ENS. “People just stop going and getting help because they’re afraid that ICE could be waiting for them.”Tweedie offers volunteer opportunities to the food recipients, so the relationships feel more balanced.Derek Minno-Bloom sees hunger as a justice issue, rather than a charity issue. He’s the social and food justice director at Trinity Episcopal Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Trinity’s thrice-weekly food pantry and Saturday soup kitchen volunteers serve 30,000-35,000 meals a year, no questions asked. Bloom said he’s seen fewer people from the undocumented community come to the pantry since the beginning of the Trump administration out of fear of deportation, mostly his Latino/Hispanic and Haitian community members.“As far as our undocumented community members, we have had ‘Know Your Rights’ training and have connected them to free and non-free lawyers. We have also made it known that we are a sanctuary church to all,” he said.Mullen said the Episcopal Church’s work with vulnerable immigrants is rooted in the Gospel.“Lack of legal status contributes to economic insecurity and exploitation,” she said. “Stigmatizing poverty and threatening immigrants is counter to the vision of Jesus.”— Amy Sowder is a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at AmySowder.com. 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10 Facts About Spring

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Spring has finally sprung! The first day of Spring is officially today Sunday, March 20th! And although Winter and Spring often look a lot alike in Apopka, many of us are ready to enjoy some time outside in the sunshine. As we head into the vernal equinox, here are 10 fun facts about spring (including why it’s called ‘vernal equinox’).1.The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.”2. The fall and spring equinoxes are the only two times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.3.On the first day of spring, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight. A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.4.One long-term study found that, at least in the Colorado Rocky Mountain region, spring begins, on average, about three weeks earlier than it did in the 1970s.5. For the Japanese, the opening of the cherry blossom, Japan’s national flower, in March or April signals the start of spring.6. Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.7. According to Greek myth, the return of spring coincides with the return of Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, who is the goddess of plants and fertility.8.Every year, allergies constitute over 17 million outpatient office visits, mostly in the spring and fall.9.Every year on the first day of spring, people in Poland gather to burn an effigy and throw it in the river to bid winter farewell.10.If Pope Gregory XIII would not have established the Gregorian calendar, which most of the world now observes, in 1582, then every 128 years the vernal equinox would have come a full calendar day earlier, eventually putting Easter in midwinter. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear TAGSSpringVernal Equinox Previous article15-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed by 16-Year-OldNext articleYoung Kim makes endorsements in Seat#3 and #4 races Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Estomba House / Calfat-Mazzocchi

first_imgCopyHouses•Belgrano, Argentina Year:  Estomba House / Calfat-MazzocchiSave this projectSaveEstomba House / Calfat-Mazzocchi Projects Estomba House / Calfat-Mazzocchi “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935534/estomba-house-calfat-mazzocchi Clipboard Photographs:  Javier Agustin Rojas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935534/estomba-house-calfat-mazzocchi Clipboard Houses Veronica Calfat, Marina Mazzocchi Lead Architects: 2018 ArchDaily Argentina Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cosentino, Aluar, Hunter Douglas Perú, Johnson amoblamientos, Silverstone, Trimble Save this picture!© Javier Agustin Rojas+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs Clients:Graciela FabraCity:BelgranoCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. A square-shaped house that is configured around a square-shaped courtyard, in this way the built embraces the void, organizing the environments around it. It is a refurbishing of a house with a box-like typology in the neighbourhood of Belgrano R.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasOf the existing house, only the original iron frame and the brick-vaulted roof were reused. A sector of the house was demolished in order to duplicate the surface of the courtyard and the upper floor was organized in a manner that respects the different existing heights. For the bedroom, we sought to protect privacy with a sliding window and a cement bench that creates a reading space.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!Ground Floor and Top FloorSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasBlurring the boundary between the interior and exterior helped us understand the dynamics that the house needed, communicating the public spaces towards the courtyard, integrating them through the choice of the same flooring used both for the interior and the exterior.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasProject gallerySee allShow lessFAAB Architektura Imagines Vertical Oasis Building in Saudi ArabiaArchitecture News8 Design Solutions Creating Comfortable InteriorsArticles Share Architects: Calfat-Mazzocchi Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCalfat-MazzocchiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBelgranoOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on March 17, 2020Cite: “Estomba House / Calfat-Mazzocchi” [Casa Estomba / Calfat-Mazzocchi] 17 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Budget brings modest benefits to charities

From September museums will be able to scrap entrance charges whilst retaining their business status, including the right to reclaim VAT on purchased items. Sports clubs can now benefit from tax-efficient donations like charities. “The Chancellor could have been more charitable” argues Stephen Burgess, charities consultant at chartered accountants Saffery Champness, at SocietyGuardian. David Batty on the other hand points out the indirect benefits for the voluntary sector in Charities to indirectly benefit from Budget. Read VAT change ends entry charge era by Maev Kennedy at SocietyGuardian. Howard Lake | 8 March 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Budget brings modest benefits to charities Perhaps it was expecting a lot after last year’s major tax-efficient giving measures, but this year’s government Budget was only moderately beneficial to charities. Perhaps it was expecting a lot after last year’s major tax-efficient giving measures, but this year’s government Budget was only moderately beneficial to charities. Key benefits include: the offer of grants to churches to aid renovation of listed buildings, worth an estimated £20m for the Church of England alone. 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.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

NPC issues briefing on best practice in fundraising for trustees

first_img NPC has published a briefing paper on how trustees can support their charity’s fundraising.Best Practice in Fundraising: A Guide for Trustees is the result of a seminar held by NPC and The Clothworkers’ Company last November that explored the role of trustees in charity fundraising.Speaking at the event were: Ian MacQuillin, director of fundraising think tank Rogare, Rachel Bartholomeusz and Liz Jorden, trustees, Disability Challengers, and Gethyn Williams, director of development and engagement, Contact a Family, chaired by Sally Bagwell, deputy head of the charities team at NPC.The paper summarises the Charity Commission’s six key duties for trustees as set out in last year’s reissued CC20 guidance, and explores how trustees can fulfil these duties, looking at why fundraising matters for trustees, the role they should play in fundraising, and how to best support best practice.This includes advice for trustees on how to set their charity on the right course, with key points including the need to establish a clear and sustainable fundraising strategy, ensure best practice compliance, and implement clear policies around sensitive issues.Other key points include the need for trustees to:Have a good understanding of the charity’s accountsUnderstand current perspectives on best practiceChallenge the status quo where necessary.Act as an ambassador for the charityEnsure that the charity’s fundraising connects with its values and cultureProvide support and constructive challengeTo this end, the seminar’s panelists recommend that trustees ask themselves ‘what does ‘good’ fundraising mean for our charity?’, including how beneficiaries are portrayed as well as how supporters are treated.The risk management side of the trustee role is also discussed, with advice on how to accomplish this successfully, such as understanding the reason behind any high cost fundraising activities and their likely return, having a clear complaints policy, and where possible, having a diversified range of fundraising activities without spreading resources too thinly.The paper also covers how to support fundraising staff, how to monitor any outsourced fundraising, and questions for trustees to consider.The paper is available as a free download from the NPC site.  119 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 27 January 2017 | News Tagged with: best practice trustees NPC issues briefing on best practice in fundraising for trustees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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

Frazier Named to Lead NCBA

first_img SHARE SHARE Frazier Named to Lead NCBA The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Tuesday named Kendal Frazier as its new chief executive officer. NCBA President Tracy Brunner made the announcement, saying he is confident that the nation’s oldest and largest cattle industry association is in good hands. Frazier was serving as the interim CEO before the announcement, a post he held since June of last year. Frazier said he is honored and excited for the opportunity to serve as CEO, adding that his priorities as CEO will be working with NCBA stakeholders to oppose “the continued assault by the government on private property rights,” while working to expand and open markets around the world for U.S. beef.Frazier was raised on a cattle and grain operation in south-central Kansas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and began his career as a farm broadcaster before joining the staff at Kansas Livestock Association as director of communications. He joined the National Cattlemen’s Association staff in 1985.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleMarestail Expected to be Special Challenge for Farmers this SpringNext articleMarestail Expected to be Special Challenge for Farmers this Spring Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 22, 2016 Home News Feed Frazier Named to Lead NCBA Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Phlunte’ Riddle Earns Big Endorsement from National Women’s Political Caucus of California

first_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The National Women’s Political Caucus of California (NWPC-CA) has endorsed Phlunte’ Riddle for State Senate District 25, announced the Riddle campaign.Phlunte’s successes in breaking down gender-based bias are exactly the kind of experiences we need in our next state senator,” said Sherri Loveland, President of NWPC-CA. “Phlunte’ will be one of our strongest advocates to help level the playing field for California women to succeed with equal pay, career, and educational opportunities. She’ll be a strong voice for equality in our LGBT communities and use her more than 30 years of experience as a public safety leader to guide policy and legislation to ensure women and children get the support services they need to succeed.”The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women. Founded in 1971, it is the oldest organization dedicated to electing progressive, pro-choice women to all levels of public office. California members constitute by far the largest share of NWPC’s total national membership.The NWPC-CA joins a growing and diverse base of support for Riddle for State Senate. Riddle recently earned endorsements from the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Jim Cooper, Dr. Shirley Weber, and Senators Isadore Hall, Connie Leyva, and Holly Mitchell.Riddle resides in Pasadena with her husband of 36 years and is the mother of three adult sons. Riddle spent nearly 29 years rising through the ranks of the Pasadena Police Department, breaking barriers as the first woman to be permanently assigned as a gang/street narcotics officer and the first African American female sergeant and lieutenant. She retired as a lieutenant, serving as Public Information Officer & Adjutant to the Chief of Police.Riddle is also an adjunct professor at Golden West College and owns a consulting company where she trains executives and helps solve communications challenges in organizations.The 25th State Senate District encompasses the communities of Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Bradbury, Claremont, Duarte, Glendora, La Cañada-Flintridge, La Verne, Monrovia, San Dimas, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Upland, Altadena, La Crescenta, Montrose, Atwater Village, and Sunland-Tujunga. Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Government Phlunte’ Riddle Earns Big Endorsement from National Women’s Political Caucus of California Published on Monday, September 14, 2015 | 11:25 am 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Pasadena’s Patron Saints Foundation Gives $30,000 Grant to Huntington Medical Research Institutes to Help Construct Biomedical Research Building

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena’s only dedicated medical research institute, has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Pasadena-based The Patron Saints Foundation to aid in the construction of HMRI’s new biomedical research facility at 686 S. Fair Oaks Avenue. The Patron Saints Foundation, an organization that provides grants to public charities to improve the health of individuals residing in West San Gabriel Valley, has awarded more than 850 grants totaling $9.9 million since being founded in 1986.“HMRI is an excellent recipient for our organization’s grant due to its cutting-edge medical research that benefits those suffering from long-term illnesses,” said The Patron Saints Foundation’s Executive Director, Kathleen Shannon. “We are confident that HMRI will continue to reach new breakthroughs in its research.”The Patron Saints Foundation has a long history of providing grant funding to HMRI. In 2013, a grant of $20,000 was given to HMRI to purchase cardiac MRI equipment that provides patients with imaging services and allows HMRI to conduct research on the many different causes of heart failure. Some of the grant money was also used for a research initiative between the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and HMRI to offer free scans of the brain and heart for student athletes to better understand brain injuries in youth. Since its inception, the foundation has been awarding grants to HMRI and has contributed a total of $110,000.“The Patron Saints Foundation grant puts HMRI over our $20 million mark in grants,” said Dr. Marie Csete, President & Chief Scientist of HMRI. “We are so thankful for its partnership and its long-lasting commitment of providing HMRI with grants to invest in equipment to conduct pioneering research.”About Huntington Medical Research InstitutesHuntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public-benefit organization based in Pasadena, California, dedicated to changing lives through multidisciplinary patient-focused research. Since its beginnings in 1952, HMRI research has led to development of diagnostics and medical devices that impact many patients worldwide. HMRI is Pasadena’s only dedicated medical research institute, with robust research programs focused on diseases of the brain, heart, liver, and gut. With more than 47,000 sq feet of research space, HMRI’s physician-scientists bring deep clinical experience into the laboratories to inform basic research and clinical studies including active clinical studies in neurodegenerative disease, hepatitis, and heart failure. For more information, visit www.hmri.org.About The Patron Saints FoundationThe Patron Saints Foundation evolved from the St. Luke Foundation which was created in 1979 to raise funds for the not-for-profit St. Luke Hospital in Pasadena. In 1985, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange sold St. Luke Hospital to a for-profit health care corporation. As a nonprofit, the St. Luke Foundation could not support a for-profit hospital. In addition, there was a commitment from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to preserve the $2.8 million dollars that was raised for St. Luke Hospital and to continue the legacy of caring for the health needs of the surrounding community. To that end, in 1986 St. Luke Foundation was reorganized and renamed The Patron Saints Foundation to provide health care grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the communities of the West San Gabriel Valley. For more information, visit: www.patronsaintsfoundation.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena’s Patron Saints Foundation Gives $30,000 Grant to Huntington Medical Research Institutes to Help Construct Biomedical Research Building The Patron Saints Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration, HMRI awarded with grant for new research building From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 | 5:04 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Sub-machine gun stored by creche worker for cash

first_imgProceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK creche worker will be sentenced in the New Year after she admitted having a sub-machine gun stored in her home because she had financial difficulties and needed the money.Celine O’Riordan with a former address at Cliona Park admitted having the weapon and 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition in a bin outside her home in July of last year.During the sentencing hearing at Limerick Circuit Court, Judge Tom O’Donnell was told that the mother of one was approached by an unidentified person and offered €300 to store the gun for a short period.Ms O’Riordan hid the weapon and ammunition in her bedroom wardrobe after it was dropped outside the door of her home.She was told that someone would be along to collect the gun a few days later.She removed the Mac 10 gun from her bedroom wardrobe, wrapped it in a pillow case and a Supervalu bag and put it in the bin outside her home.When it was found by Gardaí executing a search warrant, she explained her version of events. However, detectives didn’t believe her as it was clear to them that the gun was being stored in the bin and was not discarded.The court heard from Ms O’Riordan’s father who said she was vulnerable, had no previous convictions and that this was not in character.“I took her out of that situation and she is not a danger to anybody or never was”, he said.Adjourning the case to February 12, Judge O’Donnell said that “given the bizare set of circumstances, he wanted a probation report to “get the full picture before finalising the matter”. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printcenter_img Email TAGSfeatured NewsCrime & CourtSub-machine gun stored by creche worker for cashBy Staff Reporter – December 28, 2014 1105 Previous articleHomeless man died two days after seeking refuge at priest’s houseNext articleNeighbour rescues woman from house fire Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more