Alzheimer’s DM backfires

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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Callers to BBC Radio Ulster have complained about the content of a recent mailing from the Alzheimer Society. Callers to the BBC said the mailing pack caused undue alarm by raising fears that they would be sufferers of Alzheimer’s.A spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Society apologised for any distress caused by the mailing. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland Alzheimer’s DM backfires Howard Lake | 31 May 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Barclays and Barclaycard present the UK’s first cashless carol singers

first_img Advertisement Barclays and Barclaycard present the UK’s first cashless carol singers Tagged with: christmas Individual giving Technology  87 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 9 December 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The jingle of charity collection buckets was replaced by the tap of a card as crowds used contactless technology to give donations to the UK’s first ever cashless carol singers.Accepting not cash but contactless card payments only, the singers from the London Community Gospel Choir performed traditional Christmas carols to the public with a specially designed collection bucket; equipped with contactless technology for passers-by to make a charity donation using cards provided by Barclays and Barclaycard.Christmas shoppers in Covent Garden were given pre-paid contactless cards. Each donation of £5 made from the cards through the payment system on the contactless collection bucket was donated to leading children’s charity, Help a Capital Child, and £2,500 was raised in total.  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

Indiana Farmer Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee

first_img SHARE Indiana Farmer Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee USDA economist Joe Glauber told the Senators that the crop insurance program is a great way to provide a safety net for American row crop agriculture. But other farmers who testified outlined changes that could be made to simplify the program and make it more flexible to fit individual operations. Livestock and specialty crop producers said the program needs to be expanded to meet the unique needs of these kinds of operations.  Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said the committee would work to continue to improve the program and to pass a 5 year Farm Bill, “For those farmers who didn’t have access to crop insurance, or who relied on risk management tools that would have been included in the Farm Bill, the future is less certain.” SHARE She said, while the program works well, there are things that could be done to improve crop insurance programs to better serve producers. But most of all, she said continuing federal funding for the program is critical for the future of agriculture, “As you consider a new Farm Bill, I am very concerned that you maintain funding for crop insurance.” She added that direct payments to producers reward them regardless of their ability or desire to participate in risk management, “I feel with the crop insurance program if you want to play you are going to pay.”  During her testimony, she highlighted her membership in the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Joe Donnelly and Anngie SteinbargerSteinbarger was the guest of Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, a new member of the Ag Committee. In his introduction, he thanked Steinbarger for taking the time to come to Washington and for their hard work and dedication to producing the food our nation needs. It was announced on Thursday that Donnelly will chair the Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, Trade, and Risk Management.  The Thursday hearing was the first meeting of the Senate Ag Committee as part of the 113th Congress.For a transcript of her testimony, click here. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 14, 2013 center_img Steinbarger also noted her farm’s use of conservation tillage to reduce erosion and water use. “To manage our thin light soil types, we started our farming operation employing conservation tillage techniques such as CRP and NRCS cost share funding. To this day we still are advocates of no till farming as a way to preserve our soil and maintain soil moisture,” she added. Facebook Twitter Previous articleBiodiesel Industry Ready to Aid President in Call for Climate ActionNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 2/15/2013 11:18 update With Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmer Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee Shelby County Indiana famer Anngie Steinbarger Anngie SteinbargerThursday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing on the impact of the 2012 drought and changes in crop insurance needed to better protect producers.  Shelby County Indiana famer Anngie Steinbarger was one of the producers who told the committee that crop insurance saved their farm last year. She told the committee her corn yields only averaged 40 bpa.  She and her husband Mike farm a 1500 acre corn and soybean operation and have used crop insurance as a risk management tool, “We find crop insurance an effective way to manage risk, especially in years when we have these weather events.”  They started using crop insurance in 1991, and she said she has paid more into the system than she has received in payments, “Crop insurance is not cheap.”  The Steinbarger’s have revenue plan 2 coverage with an optional unit structure and insure 80% of the corn yield and 70% of their soybean yield.  She said their premiums average $38 an acre for corn and $20 per acre for soybeans.last_img read more

Trump Cabinet Members Modifying H-2A Program

first_img Previous articleDairyland Seed Poised for Growth as North Central Corn Belt Regional Seed CompanyNext articleIndiana Milk People Having Fun Before Race Day at the 500 Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Cabinet Members Modifying H-2A Program Facebook Twitter Trump Cabinet Members Modifying H-2A Program Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, as well as the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security are working together to streamline and simplify the H-2A agricultural visa program. The goal is to reduce cumbersome bureaucracy and ensure adequate protections for U.S. workers. The administration is working to modernize the H-2A visa program in a way that’s more responsive to stakeholder concerns and enables agriculture to have more confidence in the program as a valid source for legal labor. They also want to reinforce the programs strong employment and wage protections for the American workforce.By reducing the complexity of the current program, the administration is also planning to incentivize farmers’ use of the E-Verify program to make sure that their workforce is legally authorized to work in the United States. All four of the agencies issued a joint statement saying they’re looking forward to rolling out a more responsive program in the near future. SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – May 24, 2018 last_img read more

NMSA Sets Sights on Solving Vacant and Abandoned Property Issues

first_imgHome / Featured / NMSA Sets Sights on Solving Vacant and Abandoned Property Issues Previous: Florida Carries Southern Region in Domestic Migration Next: ClosingCorp Introduces SmartEngine The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Abandoned Property Vacant Property Wells Fargo 2017-06-14 Derek Templeton Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Derek Templeton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) announced the appointment of Jim Taylor, SVP of Property Preservation with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Asset Management, to lead the organization’s effort to mitigate the threat that vacant and abandoned properties pose to homeowners and communities. Taylor, a 30-year industry veteran, leads asset management and preservation of Wells Fargo’s residential servicing portfolio while caring for the interests of the communities it serves. He earned his M.S. in Management from Purdue University concurrently with an MBA from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rouen, and a B.S. from the University of Washington.Taylor’s first order of business will be partnering with his peers and regulatory agencies to develop a comprehensive national definition for what constitutes a vacant and abandoned property and honing a strategy for the harmonization of procedure for their treatment. “The concerns presented by the proliferation of vacant and abandoned residential properties are, at their core, consumer protection issues,” said Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado. “These properties can potentially have a devastating effect on surrounding communities because they often become magnets for vandalism, squatting, and violent crime. In extreme cases, these properties have even led to the tragic loss of life. Jim is the perfect leader for this effort. The depth of his knowledge on the issues surrounding vacant and abandoned properties is matched only by his passion to ensure that these properties are no longer a threat to the communities that our industry serves.”With a membership comprising nearly 80 percent of the mortgage servicing market, the NMSA is a nonpartisan organization driven by top-level executive representation from the nation’s leading mortgage servicing organizations for the purpose of effecting progress and change on the key challenges that face the mortgage servicing industry. By bringing together decision making executives from across the nation, the NMSA drives the agenda on shaping the American housing industry for the benefit of homeowners.“There are many opportunities for servicers, investors, and communities to find common ground for the disposition of property that becomes vacant and abandoned when our customer is facing such financial hardship,” said Taylor. “Reducing the complexity in servicing these loans, and then using the best practices to get the property secured in the right time are critical to reducing adverse impact to our customers, the communities, and the investors. NMSA’s leadership and engagement with a broad range of stakeholders also provide a unique opportunity to find common ground and reach a consensus on the most effective resolution for these properties.” Tagged with: Abandoned Property Vacant Property Wells Fargo Derek Templeton is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas. He practices in the areas of real estate, financial services, and general corporate transactional law. His experience includes time as an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as General Counsel for a nonprofit organization in Dallas. A self-avowed “policy junkie,” he has a keen interest in the effect that evolving federal policy has on the mortgage, default servicing, and greater housing industries. NMSA Sets Sights on Solving Vacant and Abandoned Property Issuescenter_img June 14, 2017 2,038 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

New Buncrana Primary Care Centre progressing well – HSE

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – March 6, 2019 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp The HSE says the planned new Primary Care Centre at Maginn Avenue in Buncrana should be operational within two years.The new facility will see GP services augmented by other facilities, which the HSE says will mean fewer people have to travel to Letterkenny or Derry.Local GPs say the facility will bring together a range of services which are currently scattered at a number of different locations.Chief Officer John Hayes says the Buncrana centre is a key priority for the HSE……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/jhayes5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.HSE Statement in full -Plans to build new Primary Care Centre at Buncrana are progressingThe HSE is pleased to announce that plans to build a new Primary Care Centre at Maginn Avenue, Buncrana Town are progressing as planned.This new development will provide state of the art facilities to accommodate a range of primary care services within a single Primary Care facility.  The centre will have over 5,200 sqm of clinical space accommodating a wide range of services including GP Services, Public Health Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & language Therapy, Audiology and Ophthalmology.  Children and Adult Mental Health Services, Early Intervention Services, TUSLA, and Dental Services will also be available. There will also be capacity to book rooms for other services/professions so that additional services may be accommodated in the future. The facilities will be spread over 3 floors, with underground car parking facilities, it will have pedestrian access from Maginn Avenue and Main St.Dr Ciara Steele, GP at Buncrana Medical Centre, highlighted her support for this development stating ‘We are delighted to welcome the development of a new Primary Care Centre to Buncrana. We feel the primary Care Centre will facilitate quality healthcare delivery with a team based approach to the town of Buncrana and surrounding area in a modern state of the art facility. The primary care centre will bring together a range of services that are currently scattered at a number of different locations. Demand for primary care services continues to grow and we at Buncrana Medical Centre are excited to be part of this development innovating adapting and developing to the health needs of the community. The wide range of services at one location will ensure an inclusive and integrated approach to service delivery.​’ The HSE can confirm that architects Michael Galbraith Associates in conjunction with John Halligan architects and the development company Valley Healthcare have submitted a planning application to Donegal County Council for the construction of this new state of the art Primary Care Centre which will be located at Maginn Avenue, Buncrana.  The submission is being made on behalf of Valley Healthcare, who were identified as the preferred bidder following completion of an extensive HSE procurement procedure completed by the HSE’s Estates Department.  At present the HSE Estates Department is working on completion of an Agreement for Lease and it is planned to have this process completed in the coming months.  Subject to the granting of planning and completion of agreement for lease, it will take approximately two years for construction of the new state of the art Primary Care. This new Primary Care facility will be a welcome addition to the HSE services provided to the town of Buncrana, and the surrounding areas, and will improve access to, and the standard of services and facilities that the population requires. The development of this new facility in Buncrana is part of a coordinated development for Primary Care services across Donegal and other new facilities are planned in Donegal town, Dungloe, Burtonport and Dunfanaghy.   A planning application has recently also been submitted for a HSE capital development for a Primary Care Centre in Newtowncunningham. Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleFirst Hong Kong win for Martin HarleyNext articleTop travel photographers invited to Donegal News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter New Buncrana Primary Care Centre progressing well – HSE Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Four in focus

first_img360-degree feedback services and softwareIt’s a great idea in theory, but the 360-degree feedback system obliges HRto undertake a lot of chasing to get responses back from managers and staff.Web or intranet-based solutions, however, can not only make the process simplerby using features such as automated prompts that chase for responses, but canalso add value by tailoring systems to core competency models. We look at fourproviders below. AI appraisal (Applied Information) Version 5.0 of Applied Information’s software combines 360-feedback, skillsassessment, appraisal and personal development plan functions. Developed inassociation with Clive Fletcher, professor of occupational psychology atGoldsmith’s College, University of London, it now runs over the companyintranet. The service is hosted on the client site by Applied Information, butcan be branded with customer logos. Users include: Ladbrokes, Home Office, Prison Service, Rexam www.applied-Information.co.ukDigital Opinion The service can be web or paper-based with the former running as anASP-based system. Digital Opinion can help with questionnaire and report designand will integrate the system so that it is compatible with a client’s existingbrowsers and internet protocols. Personal and group reports can be generatedwithin hours of the survey cut-off time. Users include: Dixons, Debenhams www.digitalopinion.co.uk2020 Insight Gold (Shine) Users can either buy the software on CD-Rom to run themselves, or use Shineas a bureau service. The latter method means clients can run the feedbackprogramme on the web, an intranet or across e-mail with the web option provingmost popular at the moment. For this, users access a separate Shine websitewhich means no information needs to be loaded onto their own servers ormachines. Users include: Bupa, Camelot, JD Wetherspoon, Tussauds Group www.shine-360-degree-feedback.co.ukTeam Focus There are currently two online (intranet and web) options available: awholly managed solution where Team Focus will do everything from sending outthee-mails to generating the reports at the end of the process, or there is aClient Utility version, which you can run on your organisation’s intranet.Systems can be customised to take competency frameworks into account, or thereis a range of off-the-shelf models. Users include: Denplan, BP Energy www.teamfocus.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Four in focusOn 3 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Life cycle strategies of epipelagic copepods in the Southern Ocean

first_imgTwelve epipelagic copepod species were reviewed to compare their adaptations to the short primary production season and low temperatures which characterise the Southern Ocean. The species show a spectrum of adaptations, but three broad life cycle strategies were defined: (1) herbivorous in summer, a short reproductive period and winter diapause at depth (Calanoides acutus and possibly Ctenocalanus citer); (2) predominantly omnivorous/detritivorous diet, an extended period of feeding, growth and reproduction and less reliance on diapause at depth (Metridia gerlachei, Calanus propinquus, Calanus simillimus, Oithona similis, Microcalanus pygmaeus, and possibly Oncaea curvata and Oithona frigida); (3) overwintering and feeding within sea ice as early nauplii or copepodids (Stephos longipes and Paralabidocera antarctica). The large species Rhincalanus gigas appears to be intermediate between strategies (1) and (2). Contrasting species from groups (1) and (2), namely C. acutus and O. similis, were selected for more detailed comparison. For C. acutus, maximum (probably food saturated) feeding and egg production rates are well below equivalent values for Calanus spp. at lower latitudes. Likewise, summer growth and moulting rates are slower, and the growth season of this herbivore is only 2–4 months. Therefore, both the low summer temperatures and short primary production season seem to dictate a long (∼1 year) life cycle for C. acutus. A collation of data on O. similis revealed that its abundance increases about tenfold from the Antarctic shelf northwards to the Polar Frontal Zone, where abundances are similar to those in temperate and tropical shelf seas. In contrast to C. acutus, O. similis appears to remain in the epipelagic and reproduce there year-round, although the food sources which sustain this are still uncertain.last_img read more

Fluor, JGC and TechnipFMC win EPC contract for Rovuma LNG Project

first_imgUnder the Rovuma LNG Project, MRV will liquefy and market the natural gas drawn from the Mamba fields contained in the Area 4 concession offshore Mozambique Pierre Bechelany (centre), Fluor’s president of Pipelines & LNG, signs contract for the Rovuma LNG Project (Credit Business Wire) Fluor in consortium with Japan-based JGC and TechnipFMC has secured an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the first phase of the Rovuma Liquefied Natural Gas Project (Rovuma LNG Project) in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.The contract has been given by Mozambique Rovuma Venture (MRV), a joint venture between Eni, ExxonMobil and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).Fluor said that its consortium has been issued with a limited notice-to-proceed by MRV. The company said that the project team will be based in Farnborough in the UK, Paris in France, and Yokohama in Japan.Fluor energy and chemicals business group president Mark Fields said: “Fluor is pleased to have been selected for this strategic development and to partner with a team that combines considerable LNG expertise and design build capabilities on the African continent.“We worked closely to develop the project model that builds upon each party’s strengths and capabilities to partner with MRV to advance this landmark project in a safe, secure and sustainable manner creating new opportunities for Mozambique and its citizens.”Details of the Rovuma LNG ProjectUnder the Rovuma LNG Project, MRV will liquefy and market natural gas produced by the Mamba fields contained in the offshore Area 4 concession located in the ultra-deep Rovuma Basin.During the first phase, the Mozambican LNG project will feature two LNG trains, with each of them to produce 7.6 million tons of LNG annually.MRV holds a stake of 70% in the Area 4 block, which holds an estimated 85 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The remaining 30% stake in the Mozambican gas block is held by Galp, KOGAS and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), which all have 10% ownership.In May 2019, ExxonMobil and its co-venture partners obtained approval for the development plan of the Rovuma LNG project from the Mozambican government. The partners are targeting a commissioning date for the LNG project in 2024 and are due to make a final investment decision this year.last_img read more

Green controversy! Minister backs plans to get rid of private gardens for new-builds

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Green controversy! Minister backs plans to get rid of private gardens for new-builds previous nextLand & New HomesGreen controversy! Minister backs plans to get rid of private gardens for new-buildsAgents may soon have one less item to include in their property details for homes – a patch of greenery at the back.Nigel Lewis24th August 202001,578 Views Housing ministers Chris Pincher has backed plans to scrap private gardens after his civil servants short-listed six architects for its Homes of 2030 contest.The competition aims to fulfil its promise to create better-designed homes as it ramps up the number of units being built every year, and includes several plans by the architects to scrap private gardens and instead provide communal spaces.How this idea goes down with home buyers of the future is another matter given Briton’s love of private gardens, but the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government says it wants the next generation of housing to be greener, healthier, better for elderly people and quicker to build.Reading between the lines, Ministers are keen to find ideas that enable development to be higher density – gardens force developers to spread out houses across sites.App accessFor example, the design by Studio Open suggests a quartet of homes built around a courtyard garden that residents can book via an app for private use but that would otherwise be communal.The six short-listed architect firms have now been given £40,000 to developer their ideas.Ministers gave designers four key requirements; that the homes must be adaptable to how needs change as people become older, have net zero carbon emissions, promote healthy living, and be deliverable in large numbers.“This competition demonstrates the best of British design being brought to bear on a key issue for today, and future generations: delivering homes that are good for the planet and that promote healthy, independent living for older generations,” says Pincher (left).Read the full details.communal gardens Chris Pincher MHCLG August 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more