Who’s moving? Charity sector appointment round-up

first_img  158 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Sophie Livingstone joins Trustees Unlimited as MDTrustees Unlimited has appointed Sophie Livingstone as its new Managing Director. Livingstone will provide leadership for Trustees Unlimited and Step on Board.  Currently Chair of early years charity, Little Village, she is also a trustee of the Royal Voluntary Service and of Generation Change, which she co-founded in 2013. Livingstone led the organisation as its Co-Chair until September 2017. Prior to this, she was the founding Chief Executive of City Year UK, from November 2009 until December 2017. Melanie May | 1 October 2018 | News Anita Kerwin-Nye appointed Director of Strategy & Engagement for YHAYHA (England and Wales) has appointed Anita Kerwin-Nye as Director of Strategy and Engagement. In her new role, which she will take up on 1 November 2018, she will further develop YHA’s charitable focus, partnerships and programmes and strategic communications. With over 20 years of experience in the sector, Kerwin-Lye has worked closely with YHA for a number of years through her work across education, charities, including the Learning Away consortium. She is also Founder of Every Child Should. Graham Papenfus among 4 appointments to CFRE International boardCFRE International has announced the election of India Alexis Ehioba (USA); Becky Ann Gilbert (Germany); Graham Papenfus (UK) and Mark Stuart (USA) to three-year terms from 2019-2021 on its International Board of Directors. Graham Papenfus has over 25 years’ fundraising experience in the educational and charitable sectors in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and UK. He joined Kingswood School in Bath as Director of Development and Fundraising in April 2017 after three years as Development Director at Dean Close School, and previously established development programmes at Ipswich School, Haileybury College, and Claremont Fan Court School. Adriénne Kelbie is new trustee for CareTech FoundationCareTech Foundation has announced Adriènne Kelbie as its third external trustee. Kelbie is Chief Executive of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), and Patron of Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK). She has spent twenty years in senior leadership roles in the public sector after starting her career in the voluntary sector. Kelbie joined ONR from the Disclosure and Barring Service and was previously Deputy Chief Executive of Hull City Council. She has also significant funding experience from roles with the Big Lottery Fund and its predecessors, bringing a wealth of experience to the foundation’s grant-making role.Left to right: Adriènne Kelbie, with other trustees Nicholas Cheffings and Karen Dukes  157 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people Stick ‘n’ Step appoints Jenny Snell Head of FundraisingStick ‘n’ Step has appointed Jenny Snell as its new Head of Fundraising, responsible for spearheading fundraising activity for both its centres in Wallasey and Runcorn. Snell, who lives in Liverpool, was previously Head of Fundraising at the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, where she worked for six years. Who’s moving? Charity sector appointment round-up Advertisement 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. Here are six of the sector’s recent appointments, from trustees, to board members, and new fundraising teams. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Reuben’s Retreat creates fundraising teamNorth-West based charity Reuben’s Retreat has created a new fundraising team and made two key appointments. Sarah Leah joins as Senior Fundraiser and Lindsay Smith will take up the role of Community Fundraiser. Both Leah and Smith have worked across various public sector roles, most recently both working in different areas of the NHS.last_img read more

PREMIUMOJK, IDX seek to educate, increase protections for growing number of retail investors

first_imgTopics : IDX OJK stock-market stocks retail-investors market-manipulation protection disgorgement-funds Facebook Log in with your social account Google Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? The Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) have unveiled new initiatives to help educate and improve protections for the country’s growing number of retail investors during the pandemic.On its 43rd anniversary commemoration on Monday, the IDX launched several initiatives, such as virtual trading to educate new investors before they make the jump into the actual stock market, and e-IPO, that gives retail investors wider access to participate in the primary market of an initial public offering.Meanwhile, the OJK also plans to launch disgorgement funds, first floated last year, to cushion investors losses resulting from criminal acts, instead of investment failure. Disgorgement is the legally mandated repayment of gains received through ill-means imposed by the courts on wrongdoers.“The [disgorgement] fund [proposal] is currently go…last_img read more

MacArtney’s Fifth Research Vessel LARS Delivery in Asia Pacific

first_imgMacArtney has provided a third, fourth and fifth Launch and Recovery System in the Asia Pacific market this year for academic Ocean Research Vessels, the R/V New Ocean Researcher 1, 2 and 3.MacArtney Asia Pacific accepted a full LARS order for two 500 GT (Gross Tonnage) Ocean Research Vessels and one 1,000 GT ORV (Ocean Research Vessel). Recently coming to fruition, this order marks a MacArtney milestone with the delivery of now five Ocean Research Vessels in the Asia Pacific.The first orders for the M/V KAIMEI and the M/V Shinsei Maru for Jamstec, Japan, successfully completed in 2015, singled out MacArtney as a full systems provider for Ocean Research Vessels and in close collaboration with CSBC Shipyard and facilitated by local distributor, Royalty Technology Instruments, MacArtney undertook to fulfil the needs of three new Ocean Research Vessels.The two 500 GT Ocean Research Vessels, the R/V New Ocean Researcher 2 and R/V New Ocean Researcher 3 are to be managed by the National Taiwan Ocean University and the National Sun Yat-sen University respectively. Both vessels are currently completing Sea Acceptance Tests in the South China Sea.The full customised scope of supply for the Launch and Recovery Systems aboard each vessel included:· MERMAC Stern A-Frame (15 meters)· Wireless Remote Operated Folded Boom Crane with 10-ton capacity and Active Heave Compensation· Hydraulic Power Units for A-Frame and Crane· MERMAC Storage and Traction Winch with 6,000 meters of ready spooled stainless steel wire, wireless remote and constant tension technology· MERMAC CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth) Winch including 6,000 meters of Armoured Coax Cable and Slip Ring· Portable MERMAC Winch with 4,500 meters of Hybrid Instrumentation Cabling, Slip Ring and spare cableMacArtney Managing Director of Asia Pacific Operations, Steen Frejo stated,“The complexities of the scope of supply for this multi-million dollar project presented us with some challenges. However, these challenges were faced and met with MacArtney’s continued dedication and focus to provide complex system solutions that meet the needs of the customer. Throughout this project, we have solidified our close working relationship with CSBC and look forward to future projects.”The fifth 1,000 GT vessel, the R/V New Ocean Researcher 1 is to be managed by the National Taiwan University and will be conducting the Sea Acceptance Test in September.last_img read more

#bofcon2017 – Reflecting on the regulatory steps taken by Russia

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 The BetOlimp CEO said that a regulated market in Russia presents challenges, but also “brings opportunities for established operators to become leaders in the region”.Alexey Sinyushkin was part of a star-studded Eastern European focused panel at Betting on Football 2017, reflecting on the recent steps taken by Russia to formally regulate its online sports betting market, which includes a requirement that all financial transactions go through centralised hubs.Parimatch CEO Sergey Portnov suggested that this may have been held up by big companies holding fears over the increased level of transparency. The situation had previously been more comparable to Ukraine, where it has become “convenient for operators to exist in unregulated conditions”.Meanwhile, Paruyr Shahbazyan, Founder & CEO at Bookmaker Ratings, said that this government centred process had reduced the number of depositors via its reviews site from 60% to 12%.The panel also reflected on statistics showing that 35% of gambling in Russia is now legal, as opposed to 3% just six months ago. Emerging from this regulatory ‘grey area’ has come at a good time for a country preparing to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018.Finally, Favbet CEO Nikos Halikias stressed the importance of internet access in Russia, which increased from 50% to 70% between 2011 and 2014, but has since plateaued. He suggested that a renewed focus in this area will aid a “transition from land-based to online” in the country.The session, which formed a key part of the first day Market Profiles Track at #bofcon2017, was moderated by SBC Ambassador and industry consultant Lasha Machavariani. Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020last_img read more

LA Lakers’ Byron Scott says he has a “great relationship” with Julius Randle

first_imgThose around Randle said he respects Scott as a coach, while adding he had grown increasingly frustrated for two reasons. Randle has played a reserve role in the past month. Scott also has not provided as much positive reinforcement and direct feedback as Randle would like. Randle entered Thursday’s game against Sacramento averaging 11.0 points and 9.5 rebounds, which is eighth in the NBA and first overall for second-year players. “Without all the popular demands on me being not a great communicator with my young guys,” Scott said, “him and I have a great relationship.”Throughout the season, Scott has often preached for Randle to improve his jump shot and defense. Before his outburst on Sunday, Randle has agreed with those criticisms. Though Randle routinely works on those areas, the Lakers do not expect him to master those skills until after a full offseason of work.“I care so much about him as a basketball player and a person, I’m going to be hard on him,” Scott said. “I expect him to be disappointed in certain things. But I expect him to learn and I expect him to be a great player.”Fond memoriesThe insults Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson lobbed at the Kings remains fresh in the mind of Lakers assistant Mark Madsen, who played as a reserve on L.A.’s championship teams in 2001 and 2002. Same thing with the loud cowbells that caused some Lakers coaches to wear earplugs.But what about Bryant?“This was as big a moment as it could ever be in a sports competition,” Madsen said. “Kobe rose to that occasion every single time.” Bryant scored 36 points in the Lakers’ Game 3 win over the Kings in the 2001 Western Conference semifinals. Bryant then posted 48 points, 16 rebounds and three assists in Game 4. After suffering a bout of food poisoning the night before, Bryant scored 22 points in Game 2 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.“He was back there with (Lakers trainer) Gary Vitti getting the world-class treatment,” Madsen said. “I’ll never forget the cheeseburger incident because we stopped staying at that hotel afterwards. But now we’re back.”That explains why Bryant jokingly made a request of Kings general manager Vlade Divac on what not to give him as a tribute gift.“I said Vlade, ‘If you’re going to give me a retirement gift, please don’t give me a bacon cheeseburger and cheesecake,’” Bryant said, laughing. So what did Divac give Bryant instead?“He gave me a Charlotte Hornets jersey with the No. 8,” Bryant said. “That’s awesome.”That’s because the Lakers traded Divac to Charlotte to secure Bryant’s draft rights. After once playing as adversaries in the heated Lakers-Kings series, Divac signed with the Lakers in the 2004-05 campaign for his 16th and final NBA season.“It’s a great bond. We’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for each other,” Bryant said. “The year we played together we grew even closer. We were around quite a bit and had a chance to talk quite a bit. He has a great sense of humor and is a practical joker. It goes very well with my sarcasm. We spent a lot of time together.”As for Bryant’s favorite memory against the Kings?It surprisingly had nothing to do with an individual performance or a result. Instead, Bryant pinpointed the beginning of Game 7 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals as the top moment.“The announcing of the starting five, the lights going out, all those cool lights that they gave everybody and they’re just waving them all around,” Bryant said. “You just kind of feel the electricity in the building. That’s the best part.”Get out the voteBryant leads all NBA players in All-Star balloting with a league-leading 1,262,118 votes in the second returns announced on Thursday by the NBA. That marks a considerable lead over Golden State’s Stephen Curry (925,789 votes), Cleveland’s LeBron James (636,388) and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant (616,096).Job securityThe Lakers’ Metta World Peace ($1.5 million), Tarik Black ($845,059) and Marcelo Huertas ($525,093) will have guaranteed contracts through the rest of the 2015-16 season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Scott has stood by his statements that the 21-year-old Randle needs to “grow up.” But Scott has attempted to patch things up in recent days. He initiated a conversation with Randle on Wednesday to go over his criticisms. During Thursday’s morning shootaround at Sleep Train Arena, Scott and Randle had an extensive conversation that appeared friendly. So much that Scott likened his relationship with Randle to a “father-son” dynamic. Does Randle agree?“Yep,” Randle said, though he mumbled as he said that before looking down on the ground.So what did Randle take away from Scott’s recent talks with him?“Me and him have never had issues,” said Randle, who posted six points on 1-of-4 shooting, 10 rebounds and five rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench Thursday. “Ya’ll made it that.”That is hardly the case. center_img SACRAMENTO >> The two men sat next to each other, talking and laughing as if they were best friends. But that hardly marked the images Lakers coach Byron Scott and Julius Randle had shown in recent days.Scott criticized Randle’s defense and pouting for being taken out of a recent game. Randle then questioned why Scott singled him out in front of the team and to reporters.And yet … “If you want to believe all the reports out there, we have a terrible relationship,” Scott said before the Lakers’ 118-115 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena. “But if you want to know the truth, we have a great relationship.”last_img read more

6 X Clear Hair Combs, Cheap but brake fairly easily

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Ground Yourself In What is Timeless

first_imgFor the last decade, there has been a trend towards believing that what worked in the past is automatically wrong for the future—and, more still, ineffective right now. The purveyors of this thinking believe that there is no progress without the type of disruption that comes with tearing down what came before it. As I have written here before, evolution transcends and include what came before, not eliminating it altogether.A few examples are helpful. If you read a book on a Kindle or a tablet, that form is different from a bound book. But the core of a book is that it is a method for sharing the written word. That has not changed.Streaming audio provides much more control over what you can listen to and when. It’s much better than radio (terrestrial of a satellite), and it’s a fair bit better than cassette mix tapes. What radio was—and is—the ability to share words and music across great distances.Television and movies are also now streaming to any device with a screen, and the production of content has been liberated from the hands of a few to the masses. This is a massive shift in power, but not that does not change the medium much. You still watch programs that educate and entertain you.Not everything that is new is good or healthy. For proof, look at the food most people eat. Much of it is efficient in delivery while lacking when it comes to delivering nutrition.Many of those who write about sales mistakenly misunderstand how things evolve. They believe that a new medium, namely the Internet, destroys everything that has come before, even if a Digital newspaper is no different than a paper newspaper; the form has changed but the function has not.They argue that cold calling is no longer a valid method for prospecting because there are new ways to communicate. They suggest that permission marketing is the right choice and then send unsolicited emails and InMails. They criticize interruptions while working hard to cause you to stop scrolling with your thumb.They suggest that closing is dead, without understanding that one must still gain commitments, oblivious to that fact that most salespeople wouldn’t know how to pressure someone to buy or execute a hard sell. This, when all the evidence points to companies struggle to make decisions and needing more help and more prescriptive direction.When it comes to pitching, that too is old and must be replaced with something new, which is often framed as sharing information and being helpful. The idea that one should never pitch is always written as if it were a law handed down on Mt. Sinai. It’s black and white, with all context removed. Even when there is a time to pitch, and even when some prospects want to be pitched.In a time of constant, accelerating, disruptive change, you are right not to become too attached to the things that are likely to change. You may want to be more agnostic and more willing to take in new ideas and new technologies and tools. At the same time, however, you would do well to ground yourself in the things that are timeless. There have been disruptions before, and they were in many ways more jarring. What helped people succeed then is what will help you succeed now. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

London Olympics: Satisfied with my effort, says Mary Kom

first_imgThe atmosphere at the Excel arena was incredible as Indian icon Mary Kom and local favourite Nicola Adams slugged it out for a berth in the 51kg final in front of an appreciative audience. Match photosAt the end of four rounds, each lasting two minutes, the Briton had sealed her spot in the London Olympics final but Mary Kom walked out smiling having won millions of hearts at home and in the United Kingdom.As Mary Kom wore the bronze medal around her neck and remembered her twin sons, she became emotional. “I am sorry I could not win gold but at least I am taking back a bronze medal home,” said the 29-year-old supermom who has made millions of sacrifices for this day.Having won five world championship titles in the 48kg category and moved to the 51kg category for the Olympics, Mary Kom was at a disadvantage.But the way the diminutive Indian boxer threw in effort, though it did not translate into points on the computers, Mary Kom was superb.The Indian’s 6-11 loss to Nicola may sound bad, but Mary Kom made everyone forget it as she had a medal to show.Nicola did take control of the proceedings from the opening bell. Fast on her feet and landing punches with panache, Nicola was smart.With British prime minister David Cameroon also watching the bout, Nicola got that extra zing into play as she adopted a smart strategy of coming in and scoring points and then moving back. It was a pattern which the Indian had not bargained for.advertisementOnce into the second round, Nicola landed two thudding upper cuts while continuing to punch beautifully off the back foot. At the end of the third round the score was 8-4.Mary Kom knew she had to show aggression in the decider as there was no other go against an opponent whose footwork was slick. The sad part for Mary Kom was despite throwing all the weight she could, the points were not being scored.As the raucous audience lapped up every minute of the action, it was clear when Nicola was declared winner, there was a huge roar.However, Mary However was not disturbed as hundreds of media personnel waited for her to speak in English and then Hindi.”I have been living this Olympic dream for years and I know what it means to me and my country. All the sacrifices I have made in this life have been rewarded through this medal,” said Mary Kom.Asked about the scoring system, Mary Kom shot back: “I am scoring but they are not pressing the button and scoring!”However, Brig Muralidharan Raja, secretary of the Indian boxing federation said there was nothing to complain about. “It was a fair contest and we cannot complain about anything,” said Raja.Mary Kom’s medal means so much for women in Indian sport. It also puts her state Manipur prominently on the India map as they have faced a clutch of problems in day to day life.As the brand ambassador for women’s boxing, Mary Kom has left an indelible mark. This is the first time two Indian women have won medals in one Olympics and Mary Kom deserves all the praise and rewards for her efforts.She has spent invaluable time away from her family. “I cannot explain my feelings and emotions and I know I had millions praying for my medal,” said Mary Kom.To be sure, unlike men’s boxing, women’s boxing is not a glamorous sport at home. The total number of women boxers who compete in India is just in hundreds and not even a thousand.So for Mary Kom to come out tops with women’s boxing making its debut at the Olympics is a big deal.”We do expect that this medal will be an inspiration for women boxers in India,” said Raja.The magnitude of Mary Kom’s achievement will only be underlined when she returns to India. After all, it is her medal which has enhanced India’s medal tally to an all-time high of four in one Olympics.last_img read more

Promote Broader Participation in Growth Strategy – Tourism Minister

first_img Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says for tourism to maximise its full potential, every Jamaican must be factored in any growth strategy going forward. Addressing a press conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on July 6, the Minister said global trends show that tourist destinations that do not promote high levels of linkages will not produce substantial economic development and may even “foster resentment” of the industry by local residents. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says for tourism to maximise its full potential, every Jamaican must be factored in any growth strategy going forward.Addressing a press conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on July 6, the Minister said global trends show that tourist destinations that do not promote high levels of linkages will not produce substantial economic development and may even “foster resentment” of the industry by local residents.“Our growth agenda must remain people-centred and aligned with broader national economic and social imperatives. It is important that we understand that sustainable tourism must mean inclusive growth that will expand economic benefits to our local population, and in the process help to move people’s lives from poverty to prosperity,” Mr. Bartlett argued.He emphasised that the tourism sector must not only generate prosperity and wealth for a few but must be inclusive to where all Jamaicans feel “they have a legitimate shot at a piece of the pie”.“The sector must also seek to preserve the natural and cultural resources of our beautiful island,” he added.Mr. Bartlett said the industry must also help to strengthen linkages with other sectors of the economy, particularly the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. “It is also important to strengthen the benefits derived from the industry by local residents and communities, so as to promote broader participation by our people,” he said.Noting that community tourism is a priority area of “sustainable tourism”, the Minister said that Jamaica’s National Community Tourism Policy and Strategy “envisions” an invigorated tourism sector in communities that enriches quality of life through social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits, while exemplifying sustainable livelihoods.“We have also established our Tourism Linkages Network, which has a mandate of promoting sustainable tourism development in Jamaica by developing and strengthening sustainable linkages between the tourism sector and other productive sectors of the economy, such as agriculture, manufacturing and the creative industries, including entertainment,” Mr. Bartlett said.He also pointed to the “wonderful work being done” by the Tourism Linkages Council, which is made up of public- and private-sector partners who oversee the coordination and implementation of effective and sustainable strategies that strengthen and facilitate linkages.Meanwhile, the Minister argued that if Jamaica intends to continue to be globally competitive, “we must find ways to unlock new sources of competitiveness”.One approach, he said, would be to diversify offerings to attract new markets, as international travellers have become far more demanding and have higher expectations of the destinations to which they travel.The Minister pointed out that international tourism trends are showing a shift from the traditional ‘sun, sea and sand’ and more towards interactive experiential tourism.“We have to continue appealing to markets interested in gastronomy, nature, heritage and cultural experiences. Our tourism sector must continue to position itself to tap into these emerging markets that constitute the future of global tourism,” Mr. Bartlett said. “Our growth agenda must remain people-centred and aligned with broader national economic and social imperatives. It is important that we understand that sustainable tourism must mean inclusive growth that will expand economic benefits to our local population, and in the process help to move people’s lives from poverty to prosperity,” Mr. Bartlett argued. last_img read more