ICFM convention regional bursaries

 13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ICFM East Anglia is offered two bursaries of £500 each towards the cost of attending the ICFM National Convention in Birmingham in July. Applications close on 15 March 2001. Contact Daniel Fox at SOS Children’s Villages.ICFM South West is also offering a bursary for the National Convention. Contact ICFM South West. Howard Lake | 23 February 2001 | News ICFM convention regional bursaries 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. read more

Camelot seeks online feedback about maximising lottery sales

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 March 2004 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Does maximising lottery ticket sales bring about social benefits through helping more good causes? Lottery operator Camelot plc is seeking public feedback on this and othersocial impact issues of the National Lottery.How can increasing sales to maximise returns to Good Causes be achieved in a socially responsible way? Camelot and AccountAbility, the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability, are inviting public contributions in an e-mail debate to be held from 5 to 13 April 2004.The debate welcomes contributions on questions such as: does the social benefit of increasing sales always outweigh any negative effects from ‘irresponsible gaming’? Do you agree that maximising sales brings about social benefits? Advertisementcenter_img Camelot seeks online feedback about maximising lottery sales You can preregister now to take part in the debate. Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

British Red Cross ends online affiliate campaign with UKaffiliates

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Online affiliate marketing offers considerable attractions to charities because the model involves payment only on success. Sites earn commission for actually generating a donation, so it should prove a successful model for the conservative charity not wishing to invest too much money up front on online advertising.The Red Cross joins Save the Children Fund in closing their online affiliate fundraising with UKaffiliates. World Vision remains the only charity still participating with the model, promoting child sponsorship using the system. However, even they closed their affiliate programme for their Great Gifts catalogue.UK Fundraising tested the British Red Cross’ affiliate programme and we can report fairly successful clickthrough rates of 3.27%, 4.15% and 5.25% for the three different adverts that we carried. The British Red Cross has suspended its online affiliate fundraising activity in partnership with UKaffiliates.The suspension of the scheme precedes the charity’s withdrawal from UKaffiliates on 9 April 2004.In May 2003 the British Red Cross joined a small number of other charities including Save the Children Fund and the Institute for Cancer Research in trialling affiliate marketing. Working with UKaffiliates, the British Red Cross had promoted online donations. It offered banner adverts to participating partner Web sites who were rewarded with commission for generating donations as a result of displaying these banner ads. The charity offered 5% of one year’s donations generated by participating Web sites. Advertisement British Red Cross ends online affiliate campaign with UKaffiliates  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 10 March 2004 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

CAF pays tribute to Olga Alexeeva, former Director of CAF Russia

first_imgCharities Aid Foundation (CAF) has announced the death of Olga Alexeeva, who worked at CAF for 17 years. She was Director of CAF Russia from 1993 to 2005 and Head of CAF Global Trustees from 2006 to 2010. In July 2010 she left CAF to set up The Philanthropy Bridge Foundation.Under Alexeeva’s leadership, CAF Russia grew to become one of the largest and fastest-growing grantmaking foundations in Russia, with over 90% of its grantmaking fund coming from Russian donors.John Low, Chief Executive of CAF, expressed his shock at the news. “Olga was an extraordinarily passionate and compassionate woman”, he said. “She was one of the leading lights in the global philanthropy community and will be missed by many, many people around the world. CAF is privileged to have counted her as one of our own. She was a highly committed and respected colleague and friend to many”.He offered the organisation’s condolences to Alexeeva’s family.CAF is in the process of setting up a charitable trust in her memory. Details of the fund and how to donate will be made available on the CAF website.www.cafonline.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF pays tribute to Olga Alexeeva, former Director of CAF Russia Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation obituary Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 21 July 2011 | News  46 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

World outrage grows to stop the U.S. coup in Venezuela

first_imgBulletin, Jan. 29 — Yesterday the U.S. government announced new sanctions against PDVSA, Venezuela’s nationalized oil company. These sanctions freeze Venezuela’s funds. They are intended to force a transfer of control of the company to the right-wing opposition forces, led by Juan Guaidó. In the face of this aggression, and continued U.S. military threats, the peoples of the world are showing their support for the Bolivarian government and its President Nicolás Maduro. In the U.S., anti-imperialist forces and all progressive people are calling on the people to take to the streets to fight to prevent further U.S. intervention in Venezuela and to end the imperialist war threat.Jan. 27 – After three days of mass demonstrations in defense of the government of Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution, Jan. 26 looked like a normal Saturday in Caracas. With these demonstrations, the Venezuelan people send a clear message of unity in the face of a coup attempt planned and directed from Washington, D.C.Meanwhile, the geopolitical dimension of the of the coup attempt continued its course, as a special session of the U.N. Security Council took up Venezuela. Once again, the imperialist block tried to pass a resolution in an international body to recognize the coup government led by the lackey Juan Guaidó.Economic sabotage is main internal threatDespite opposition efforts to take the country by force, “chavismo” — the movement inspired by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez — has defended itself with massive mobilizations, beginning on Jan. 23 and continuing for several days after, including a large march in the northern state of Vargas on Jan. 25. Once again chavismo has demonstrated that it is a movement of the people, and not the dictatorship the opposition claims.According to recent surveys, between 37 percent and 41 percent of Venezuelans consider themselves “chavista,” the term for supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution, and they are highly organized through a network of grassroots agricultural and production committees, community organizations, Bolivarian militias, and national political organizations. After two decades of the revolutionary process, the Bolivarian movement can mobilize overnight and fill the major avenues of Caracas.The popular strength of chavismo is reflected in the loyalty of the armed forces, who have rejected Guaidó’s call for support. The vast majority of civil and legal authorities in the country have also come out in support of the Bolivarian government.But the ongoing effects of U.S. economic sabotage and currency manipulation have not disappeared. U.S. sanctions are estimated to have cost the Venezuelan government $20 billion in 2018 alone. (tinyurl.com/yb5wjuu2)The Venezuelan government is introducing new policies intended to alleviate the economic crisis, including an increase in the minimum wage and laws targeting businesses that use illegal market exchange rates to justify exorbitant prices for necessities.In addition to its support for the coup government, Washington threatens new and harsher sanctions against Venezuela. There have also been reports that the U.S. government may attempt to seize the assets of Citgo, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s national oil company that operates in the U.S.International support for MaduroIn the Security Council session, 19 of 35 countries came out against U.S. interference in Venezuela. A common theme among these countries, which include Cuba, Bolivia, China, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Barbados, Equatorial Guinea and Dominica, was the need to respect the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people. The Cuban representative reminded the Council of the many dictatorships U.S. imperialism imposed on Latin American countries in the 20th century, and stressed the right of national sovereignty for the nations of the hemisphere. Cuba also highlighted the role the U.S. government has played in previous attempts to overthrow Bolivarian rule specifically.The Russian and Chinese governments also reiterated their support for the legitimate government of Venezuela, reminding the council of the elections held in May in which Maduro was re-elected. Both governments recently signed trade deals with Venezuela intended to help counter the economic pressure of U.S. sanctions.Mexico once again offered to host a comprehensive dialogue between the government and the opposition. At the time of this writing, Maduro has accepted Mexico’s offer and the opposition has not.The diplomatic victory at the U.N. comes just days after the U.S. and its puppet governments failed to pass a similar motion in the Organization of American States, an organization that has been dominated by U.S. imperialism throughout its existence.In many of the countries that have recognized the opposition government, demonstrations have been held to reject the possibility of military intervention. In the U.S., demonstrations in support of the Bolivarian government have been held in cities including New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Francisco.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

For TCU Baseball, no shortage of future talent

first_imgWomen’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Linkedin Twitter Facebook Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament printCollege baseball recruiting is, in all essence, an inexact science. With players transferring to other programs for any number of reasons, players leaving school early to the Major League Baseball draft and players graduating from school, it is hard to know for sure every gap that each individual team will need to have filled.College coaches must prepare recruiting classes according to projections of what their rosters will look like several years down the road. TCU’s three straight college world series appearances come as no accident. Head coach Jim Schlossnagle, associate head coach, hitting coach Bill Mosiello and pitching coach Kirk Saarloos, display their coaching exploits well beyond the field.The coaches are certainly at the top of the coaching profession when it comes to managing games and developing players, but they have an uncanny ability to attract the nation’s best high school and junior college recruits. TCU has reigned in top 40 recruiting classes (according to perfectgame.org) in every season since 2011, including No. 13 in 2011, No. 16 in 2012 and No. 8 in 2016.The most of the recent classes were arguably better than the rankings suggest, as they do not include junior college transfers, who have been an integral part of all four College World Series teams TCU has had in the last seven seasons.  The Horned Frogs have had a junior college transfer finish in the top three in batting average each of the last five seasons including when Garrett Crain led the 2014 team and Cody Jones led the 2015 team.For the 2017 high school recruiting cycle, TCU has signed the eighth best class in the nation and the top class in the Big 12 Conference.2017 Recruiting Class (Rankings courtesy of perfectgame.org)Caleb Sloan – RHP (6’3, 215 lbs.)Hometown: Centennial, ColoradoRankings: No. 21 overall, No. 1 in Colorado and No. 4 RHPAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-AmericanSloan participated in the Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego, California in July 2016.Jacob Gonzalez – 3B (6’4, 210 lbs.)Hometown: Scottsdale, ArizonaRankings: No. 26 overall, No. 1 in Arizona and No. 1 3BAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-AmericanGonzalez participated in the Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego, California in July 2016.Gonzalez is the son of former Major League All-Star Luis GonzalezShane Baz – RHP, 3B (6’3, 190 lbs.)Hometown: Cypress, TexasRankings: No. 29 overall, No. 3 in Texas and No. 7 RHPAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-AmericanBaz participated in the Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego, California in July 2016.Tyler Freeman – SS, 2B (6’0, 170 lbs.)Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CaliforniaRankings: No. 56 overall, No. 13 in California and No. 7 SSAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-AmericanFreeman participated in the Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego, California in July 2016.Russel Smith – LHP (6’9, 220 lbs.)Hometown: Midlothian, TexasRankings: No. 94 overall, No. 6 in Texas and No. 10 LHPAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-AmericanAdam Oviedo – SS, OF (6’0, 186 lbs.)Hometown: Grandview, TexasRankings: No. 159 overall, No. 14 in Texas and No. 28 SSAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanBrad Czerniejewski – OF (6’2, 190 lbs.)Hometown: Lake Forest, IllinoisRankings: No. 217 overall, No. 5 in Illinois and No. 51 OFAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanTristan Hanoian – SS, 2B (5’9, 160 lbs.)Hometown: Costa Mesa, CaliforniaRankings: No. 310 overall, No. 45 in California and No. 54 SSAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanAustin Mihlbauer – LHP (6’1, 186 lbs.)Hometown: Mukwonago, WisconsinRankings: No. 325 overall, No. 3 in Wisconsin and No. 39 LHPAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanJames Notary – RHP (6’3, 205 lbs)Hometown: Westminster, ColoradoRankings: No. 423 overall, No. 4 in Colorado and No. 138 RHPAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanRyan Eiermann – LHP (6’0, 185 lbs.)Hometown: Naperville, IllinoisRankings: No. 23 in Illinois and No. 71 LHPAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanEsteban Cardoza – SS, 2B (5’9, 175 lbs.)Hometown: Dallas, TexasRankings: No. 52 in Texas and No. 118 SSAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanCoby Boulware – SS, 2B (5’10, 160 lbs.)Hometown: Anthem, ArizonaRankings: No. 23 in Arizona and No. 159 SSAccolades: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-AmericanR.J. Lan – OF, 1B, 3B (6’0, 215 lbs.)Hometown: La Mirada, CaliforniaRankings: No. 164 in California and No. 221 OFThe class’ 14 commitments (five in the top 100) will prove to be essential with the impending loss of several key players from this year’s roster. The Frogs’ infield will lose two-year starting third baseman Elliott Barzilli, two-year starting shortstop Ryan Merrill, utility infielder Mason Hesse, and two-year starting second baseman Cam Warner.Behind the plate, three-year starting catcher Evan Skoug has the potential to be a high-round draft selection in June’s MLB draft and will have to make the choice between a professional contract and a senior year in Fort Worth. On the mound, two of the top four starters, Brian Howard and Mitchell Traver, will be leaving the team after their senior seasons. Starting center fielder Nolan Brown and backup outfielder Evan Williams are both seniors this season, and will not be back for 2018.The Frogs’ 2018 recruiting class currently ranks 14th in the country and first in the Big 12, though there is still time to add to the class. The class consists of 10 players, five of which rank in the top 100 nationally.There are currently five juniors on the Horned Frog roster who will be leaving the season prior to the arrival of the 2018 class.2018 Recruiting Class (Rankings courtesy of perfectgame.org)Alek Thomas – OF (5’11, 175 lbs.)Hometown: Chicago, IllinoisRankings: No 23 overall, No. 1 in Illinois and No. 5 OFAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 1st TeamAdam Kloffenstein – RHP (6’5, 220 lbs.)Hometown: Magnolia, TexasRankings: No. 37 overall, No. 4 in Texas and No. 11 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 1st TeamMateo Gil – SS, RHP (6’1, 180 lbs.)Hometown: Keller, TexasRankings: No. 65 overall, No. 7 in Texas and No. 13 SSAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 1st TeamMateo is the son of former Major League player and 2002 World Series champion Benji GilNick O’day – OF, 3B, RHP (6’0, 185 lbs.)Hometown: Coatesville, PennsylvaniaRankings: No. 70 overall, No. 2 in Pennsylvania and No. 12 OFAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 1st TeamMarcelo Perez – RHP, 2B, OF (5’11, 160 lbs.)Hometown: Laredo, TexasRankings: No. 72 overall, No. 8 in Texas and No. 22 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 1st TeamDawson Barr – RHP (6’1, 195 lbs.)Hometown: Flower Mound, TexasRankings: No. 171 overall, No. 16 in Texas and No. 59 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 2nd TeamSpencer Arrighetti – RHP (6’1, 187 lbs.)Hometown: Katy, TexasRankings: No. 180 overall, No. 17 in Texas and No. 63 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 2nd TeamNicholas Juaire – C (5’9, 185 lbs.)Hometown: Farmington, MinnesotaRankings: No. 377 overall, No. 3 in Minnesota and No. 29 CAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionMatt Rudis – RHP (6’3, 190 lbs.)Hometown: Madisonville, TexasRankings: No. 88 in Texas and No. 310 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionWesley Gafford – RHP (6’6, 225)Hometown: Georgetown, TexasRankings: No. 103 in Texas and No. 365 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionIn college baseball, recruits tend to make their college commitments earlier in high school than other sports. TCU already has pledges from nine players in the 2019 class (sophomores in high school), three of which are in the top 100. The Frogs’s class has an early ranking of eighth in the country and second in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma.Though there is plenty of time before these players put pen to paper and officially become Horned Frogs, it is and impressive haul that the coaches have put together.The 2019 class lines up to be pivotal for the Frogs’ future, as the team will lose the roster’s 8 current sophomore. It is possible that several of those players, including Luken Baker and Durbin Feltman, could leave before their senior seasons.2019 Recruiting Class (Rankings courtesy of perfectgame.org)Riley Cornelio – RHP (6’3, 170 lbs.)Hometown: Monument, ColoradoRankings: No. 48 overall, No. 1 in Texas and No. 16 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass 3rd TeamTim McHugh – OF (6’3 200 lbs.)Hometown: Commack, New YorkRankings: No. 80 overall, No. 3 in New York and No. 16 OFAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionMichael Carpentier Jr. – C (5’11, 185 lbs.)Hometown: Highland, CaliforniaRankings: No. 82 overall, No. 17 in California and No. 12 CAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionQuinn Priester – RHP (6’3, 180 lbs.)Hometown: Cary, IllinoisRankings: No. 151 overall, No. 4 in Illinois and No. 38 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionDillon Carter – OF, RHP (5’11, 190 lbs.)Hometown: Flower Mound, TexasRankings: No. 153 overall, No. 14 in Texas and No. 31 OFAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionLogan Letney – OF, 3B, RHP (5’9, 170 lbs.)Hometown: Spring, TexasRankings: No. 187 overall, No. 20 in Texas and No. 40 OFAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionNolan Hudi – LHP (6’0, 172 lbs.)Hometown: Safety Harbor, FloridaRankings: No. 219 overall, No. 38 in Florida and No. 17 LHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionBryson Lucas – LHP (5’11, 171 lbs.)Hometown: College Station, TexasRankings: No. 256 overall, No. 30 in Texas and No. 23 LHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionJacob Meador – RHP (5’11, 170 lbs.)Hometown: Burleson, TexasRankings: No. 257 overall, No. 31 in Texas and No. 67 RHPTCU has also picked up two commitments for the 2020 recruiting cycle. There are no class rankings currently.2020 Recruiting Class (Rankings courtesy of perfectgame.org)Jared Kelley – RHP (6’2, 200 lbs.)Hometown: Refugio, TexasRankings: No. 32 overall, No. 4 in Texas and No. 9 RHPAccolades: 2017 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable MentionDylan Ramirez – SS (5’11, 150 lbs.)Hometown: Sabinal, TexasRankings: Not currently rankedAccolades: NoneWhile all of the above commits are expected to become Horned Frogs in the near future, there is always the chance of players not making it to campus after changing their commitment to another school or leaving for professional baseball directly out of high school. Regardless, TCU is set up for continued success over the next several years because of their team’s depth and recruiting abilities. Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Facebook Twitter Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Previous articleSkoug homers twice as Frogs squeak by ‘Horns 11-10 in extrasNext articleMen’s Golf earns 28th straight NCAA appearance Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/center_img Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Branson Nelson ReddIt A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Sentence adjourned after gang rapist fails to show in court

first_imgPrint Advertisement A GANG rapist who pleaded guilty to threatening to burn down the house of Euromillions winner Delores McNamara’s sister has had his sentencing postponed because he was not brought to court from prison. Thomas O’Neill (24) was identified as the leader of a gang that raped a woman in Cratloe Woods after locking her boyfriend in the boot of their car in 2004. Last December, he admitted threatening to cause criminal damage to the house of Deirdre O’Donovan, a sister of Dolores McNamara who won €115 million in the Euromillions jackpot in 2005.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up After pleading guilty to the charge, he was granted “Christmas bail” and was released from prison for two weeks to spend the time with his child and partner who is former girlfriend of notorious Limerick criminal Ger Dundon.At Limerick Circuit Criminal Court, O’Neill of The Meadows, Murroe, Co Limerick admitted that on July 25, 2011, he threatened Jennifer McCarthy that he would burn her mother, Deirdre O’Donovan, from her home .Jennifer McCarthy told the court that she saw O’Neill and his co-accused Dean Hehir (25)  sitting in a car alongside her home at 121 Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Road in Limerick. As they drove off, they threatened her while she was in her apartment minding her children.Dean Hehir made a threat to cause criminal damage to Ms McCarthy’s apartment saying that he was going to “burn you and your kids out of it”. Mr O’Neill  then shouted: “I’m going to burn your mother out of it too”.Thomas O’Neill was to be sentenced this week at the Circuit Court before Judge Carroll Moran but when the case was called, a Prison Service officer said he had not been brought from Limerick prison to the court.Defending counsel Brian McInerney said he was ready to proceed and wanted to know why his client wasn’t brought to court.Unable to provide an explanation, the Prison Service was instructed to have O’Neill in court on January 30. Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsSentence adjourned after gang rapist fails to show in courtBy admin – January 23, 2013 808 center_img WhatsApp Email Twitter Previous articleSetanta to show both basketball finalsNext articlePamela Scott stores in examinership adminlast_img read more

Clergy, educators gather to support public schools

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ West Texas director for Pastors for Texas Children Rev. Booby Broyles speaks about public schools loosing funding and the need for church involvement to help during a public meeting Thursday at the West Texas Food Bank. Pastor of Connection Christian Church Dawn Weaks speaks about funding cuts to education during a public meeting with Pastors for Texas Children Thursday at the West Texas Food Bank. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleChildren’s ministry fundraiserNext articlePBAF announces online scholarship application platform admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 of 2 Home Local News Clergy, educators gather to support public schools OC employee of the year always learning center_img Pastor of Connection Christian Church Dawn Weaks speaks about funding cuts to education during a public meeting with Pastors for Texas Children Thursday at the West Texas Food Bank. Local News Clergy, educators gather to support public schools “We are very cognizant of the fact of separation of church and state, so we are not evangelical in the sense that we are going into the schools and trying to convert students,” Broyles said. “We are there to help administrators, teachers and students be the best they can be. That can be done in all kinds of ways,” Broyles said.A small part of what Pastors for Texas Children does is advocate for public education in Austin to keep public money from being spent for private schools, he added.“We love private schools. We love home schools, but we don’t believe public money should be spent for that purpose. We believe it’s a violation of separation of church of state,” Broyles said at Thursday’s meeting.“We believe that it is the only way to go because once state money begins to filter into churches and church schools, then it’s just a matter of time, if not immediately, that all the regulations and everything else follows that. We believe private means private, and as much we value private education we simply believe it,” Broyles added.He added that there are millions of children who would not be able to afford private school, even if they had a voucher.“We are standing up for those who can’t speak for themselves in that way,” Broyles said.In 2011, Broyles said the state took $5 billion out of public schools. Two years later, they put 60 percent back in and “crowed” about how they had refunded public education.A few years ago, Broyles said the state was providing 52 percent of school funding and now it’s around 38 percent.“Compound that with 180,000-plus new students in Texas every year. We are woefully, woefully, woefully underfunded,” Broyles said.Pastors for Texas Children doesn’t endorse candidates, but he said there are always good, conservative people running for office who support public schools and educators just need to know who they are.“If teachers vote as a bloc, they can get what they need,” Broyles said.With reduced state funding, Weaks said the state is looking to local communities to make up the difference in property taxes. Funds for extracurricular activities, such as fine arts and athletics, have been cut in half, and those programs may the only reason some students go to school, Weaks said.Broyles was a pastor for 42 years and is now the interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Cisco. Broyles said his group gave Seliger and other legislators its highest award recently. He observed that it’s tough to be pro public education in the Texas Senate, but Seliger has stood up to the “lies and deceit.”Pastors for Texas Children has been fighting against vouchers since 1996. It was hoped that the idea would be defeated by now, but that hasn’t happened. He said the last two legislative sessions, his group has stopped vouchers. He added that private schools don’t have to take all students.Broyles said there is a misconception among school superintendents that someone from Pastors for Texas Children would probably want to gripe about the schools not praying enough or not teaching the right things. But they want to help, Broyles said.“Teachers are doing God’s work. Pastors for Texas Children believes even non-Christian teachers are doing God’s work,” Broyles said.Broyles said one of the things he wanted to get people thinking about what they can do together as churches for schools. He mentioned working with parents and students on filling out college financial aid forms and having quarterly meetings with school administrators to find out what is going on in the schools.He added that anybody and any church, no matter how they feel about vouchers, can be part of the effort.“We need to help all kids, wherever the Lord gives us the opportunity to do so,” Broyles said.Weaks said the next step is gathering a group of interested church leaders and pastors with Debbie Lieb, community liaison specialist with Volunteers and Partners at ECISD, to get churches volunteering and supporting the schools in tangible ways.Weaks said Thursday’s gathering was encouraging.“I was really pleased by the turnout and the way people are passionate about our schools. It was great to see that kind of dedication,” Weaks said. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp By admin – February 17, 2018 Pastors for Texas ChildrenECISD Volunteers & PartnersConnection Christian ChurchWith the idea of bringing faith leaders and educators together to help Odessa schools, the Rev. Dawn Weeks, co-pastor of Connection Christian Church, organized a Celebration of Public Education luncheon.Held at the West Texas Food Bank, it attracted about 30 people from local churches and Ector County Independent School District. Retired educators, interested community members and representatives for Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa also were on hand.The Rev. Bobby Broyles, West Texas regional director and board president of Pastors for Texas Children, spoke to attendees about the organization, its goal of having every church to adopt a school and reviewed its history.Made up of faith leaders, educators and pastors, Pastors for Texas Children is five years old, Broyles said. Twitter Pinterest Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

HR’s drive for common goals held back by top managers

first_img HR practitioners are fighting a tendency for senior managers to enforce traditional boundaries in companies at the expense of a common culture.A survey of 100 HR and communications directors in big companies found a range of HR practices – from common appraisal systems to career moves across the company – are used to achieve internal cohesion.But the report added, “Despite the fact that most of these companies seem to be making the right moves in their HR policies and practices, many of those interviewed still felt that senior managers fought the traditional boundary battles and were poor at promoting the “corporate good” in their behaviour.The survey, One Company: Why Common Culture Builds Business Performance, found that HR policies to promote co-operation and understanding within organisations are now common practice in large companies. Almost all (95 per cent) use career moves across the company, with 63 per cent using bonuses based on company-wide performance.Common appraisal systems are in place at 75 per cent of organisations while 79 per cent use common behaviour standards.The report urges HR professionals to tackle the problem by being more proactive in communicating common goals and reporting progress. It added that only 61 per cent of companies are testing the impact of company-wide communications on corporate culture.”More companies should be actively checking to see how far their employees are committed to their goals.”The study, carried out by consultancy Dragon, welcomes the increasing use of intranet sites, but it warns against over-reliance. “While it is a hugely valuable tool in improving access to information, it cannot by itself create the culture than promotes collaboration, or the level of involvement that creates knowledge-sharing.”Mike Nicholson, Naafi HR director, said integration of HR plans into the overall business plan is the key to creating a company-wide culture.”If this is not done there will be a lot of scope for friction with managers,” he said.Contact 020-7229 6090.By Helen Rowe HR’s drive for common goals held back by top managersOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Carolina Panthers fire head coach Ron Rivera

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The Carolina Panthers fired head coach Ron Rivera after nearly nine seasons with the team.Rivera first joined the team in 2011, eventually leading them to 3 NFC South titles, 4 playoff appearances, and one Super Bowl appearance. The Panthers are currently third in the division with a 5-7 record, but are entering Week 14 on a 4-game losing streak.In a statement, Panthers owner David Tepper said, “I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community. I wish him the best.” Written by December 3, 2019 /Sports News – National Carolina Panthers fire head coach Ron Rivera Panthers’ owner David Tepper on the firing Ron Rivera: “I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community. I wish him the best. I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2019Secondary coach Perry Fewell has been named Carolina’s interim head coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will become a special assistant to the head coach, while quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will take over as offensive coordinator.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more