Payroll giving grants now available

first_imgPayroll giving grants now available AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 February 2005 | News The Home Office’s new grant making programme to encourage small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to set up Payroll Giving schemes is now live. The Payroll Giving Grants programme is a Home Office-funded initiative, administered and promoted by the Institute of Fundraising, in partnership with Business in the Community.Any employer, business or charity alike, is eligible for a £500 grant to set up Payroll Giving Schemes so long as the organisation has fewer than 500 employees. In addition the first £10 of each employee’s monthly donations will be matched by the Government for a period of six months.The aim of this UK-wide programme is to provide sustainable income sources for charities by increasing the number of employers and employees engaged in Payroll Giving. Advertisementcenter_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.  20 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

Sportswear & promo items on offer in Scimitar competition

first_img  126 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Melanie May | 17 April 2018 | News  125 total views,  1 views today Sportswear & promo items on offer in Scimitar competition Following its 2017 launch, custom sportswear specialist Scimitar is again offering charities the chance to win over £2,000 towards their next sportswear and promotional item order.The Charity Giveaway competition gives UK registered charities the opportunity to win £2,019 towards sportswear and promotional items.Adam Church-Millward, Marketing Manager for Scimitar, said:“After a high number of entries to last year’s competition and a hugely positive reaction to the campaign, we’re delighted to be launching it again in 2018. This competition is not just for existing clients of ours. It’s an opportunity for UK-registered charities of all sizes and budgets to enter the competition for the chance to win a prize that will enhance their fundraising efforts for 2019.”No purchase is necessary to take part, and charities can enter online with the giveaway closing on 6 August. The winning charity will be drawn from random and announced by 31 August.Last year, over 500 charities entered Scimitar’s inaugural competition, with Starlight Children’s Foundation winning £2,018 towards its next order. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: competition Promotional 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

Philadelphia: ‘Reinstate Temple Prof. Monteiro’

first_imgWW photo: joseph PietteCommunity activists and students marched through the North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding Temple University on April 16 to demand the immediate reinstatement of Dr. Anthony Monteiro as a professor with tenure in the Department of African American Studies. Protesters also demanded the firing of Dean Teresa Soufas for her racist political and retaliatory actions against Monteiro.At a concluding rally outside the university’s administration building, student organizer Sabrina Sample urged students to get involved: “To be silent means to be OK with gentrification in North Philadelphia.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Life sentence for Roy Collins murderer

first_imgTwitter NewsLocal NewsLife sentence for Roy Collins murdererBy admin – May 5, 2010 508 Facebook JAMES Dillon, the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of Roy Collins at the Coin Castle Amusement Arcade at the Roxboro Shopping Centre in April 2009 has been given a mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Paul Carney at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin this Wednesday. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 24-year-old Dillon pleaded guilty to the charge of murder on Tuesday last when he asked to be arraigned by the court ahead of the jury been sworn in for the trial.It has emerged that Steve Collins, father to Roy, delivered a victim impact statement at the court saying that this was a callous and cowardly act. Roy Collins was shot in the chest by the lone gunman on April 9 last and later died in hospital from his injuries.Steve Collins, pictured with his wife Carmel at a rally last year, delivered a victim impact statement at the court sitting this Wednesday. Previous articleAtlantic oarsman to return home todayNext article‘Trappist silence must end’ admin WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Print Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

UTPB student going straight for a doctorate

first_img University of Texas of the Permian Basin senior Cordell Hammon has always loved math, so much that he wants to go straight from his bachelor’s degree to a PhD and ultimately teach at the collegiate level.Hammon is one of 583 students expected to graduate from UTPB May 5. The spring ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788 in Midland.He will commence with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, but said it is a double major in math and computer science.He plans to start at Baylor University in Waco in the fall.“My true love is mathematics,” Hammon said. “If I open my notebook, you’ll just see a random scribbling of mathematics. During church what I do is I take math notes try and reason through different situations in my head, especially because I’m doing actually research this year. It’s computer science research. …”Throughout his life, Hammon said he’s been consistently good at math, getting the best grades on the test in elementary school. In junior high and high school, his friends would ask for advice on how to do math. He also likes puzzles.“I’ve always really liked teaching and whenever friends would come to me for help on a test, I always relished the thought of being able to teach people because there’s something about seeing the spark in someone’s eye when they suddenly understand something that just really lightens the heart and makes you really happy and I want to continue to do that for everyone,” Hammon said.But he’s not closing the door on research.For graduate school, he said he applied to about 10 universities.“I ended up getting some pretty good offers, but ultimately Baylor University had the best offer for me,” Hammon said.One place he didn’t gain acceptance to was Harvard.“Every college requires a personal statement. It’s pretty much the same at every university. You can pretty much cut and paste. I was going through that process on my personal statement to Harvard and I messed up. … It said, ‘Why Michigan and not some other university?’” Hammon said.Baylor seemed like a good fit for him because he loves the university, the campus, the city of Waco and had wanted to go there for his bachelor’s degree, but he said it’s very expensive.“For a PhD, you get full tuition remission. I’m getting a pretty generous stipend,” he said.Another benefit, he said, is that graduate students at other universities are mainly teaching assistants. At Baylor, he will spend his first year as a TA and help in the mathematics lab as a tutor.The second year, he will become the official teacher of the course.At UTPB, Hammon is vice president of the Student Senate. His girlfriend is Senate President Ayra Cirilo, who he said is expected to graduate in spring 2019.His father, Gregg Hammon, teaches criminology at UTPB, so he was introduced to the faculty early. Through the years, he has come to love the university and has gotten to know a lot of faculty and administration members.“When I first came, I absolutely did not want to be here. I wanted to get out of the Permian Basin. … I ended up coming here just because it was the cheapest option. I have thrived here more than I ever thought I would,” Hammon said. “I think the size of the university has given me a unique opportunity to be a good-sized fish in a small pond. … It’s just been awesome. I would recommend this university to anyone, not just in the Permian Basin, but in the United States, or the world if you’re an international student.”Paul Feit, chair of math and computer science, said he’s biased toward Hammon because he sent Feit a puzzle in statistics that he has yet to solve.“He has an interest in questions that arise from any source. These frequently require techniques beyond the standard calculus; they require clever changes of perspective and a ruthless readiness to exploit any quirk or chink in the challenge. He regards new methods as stuff to play with rather than gimmicks which he ‘must’ learn,” Feit said in an email.Quan Yuan, assistant professor, head of the computer science graduate program and head of the cyber security certification program in the department of math and computer science, said Hammon is a very smart, hard-working student who likes reading actual books even in an age of digital media.Yuan added that Hammon enrolling in a doctoral program means he is clear on what he wants to do with his future.“… I talked with him after he got the offer from Baylor and asked him what he wants to do after his PhD. What surprises me is that he already has a plan where to go after five years PhD life. He thinks (things) over and always makes plan in advance. He is quite self-motivated and self-disciplined. As a young man, this is already a success, and this success will bring him bigger one in future,” Yuan said in an email.If You Go Facebook Local NewsEducation University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  By admin – April 28, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img UTPB student going straight for a doctorate More Information Previous articleHumane Society offering clinic for furry friendsNext articleWoman hit by car in critical condition admin WhatsApp What: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 2018 Spring Commencement.When: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 5.Where: The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1788 in Midland.All parking areas will be available for open parking. Car pooling and early arrival is recommended. Following each commencement, a reception will be held in the lobby. Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Gabe McDonald pleads guilty to two counts of murder

first_img Previous articleYoung artists learn under accomplished Odessa native Fuentes at Ellen Noel residencyNext articleBusiness 20 work set for Wednesday night admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Local NewsCrime Gabe McDonald pleads guilty to two counts of murder By admin – June 12, 2018 Facebook Twitter Pinterest His adoptive sister, 23-year-old Grace McDonald was also charged with capital murder in connection with the slayings. But it was Gabe McDonald who was accused of pulling the trigger.If convicted of capital murder, Gabe McDonald would have had to spend at least 40 years in prison. He was ineligible for the death penalty or a mandatory life sentence because of his age — 17 — at the time of the slayings.Grace McDonald awaits trial and faces additional felony charges of criminal conspiracy and prohibited sexual conduct, related to accusations of sex with her adoptive brother. Her trial is scheduled for September.Gabe McDonald’s plea agreement did not include a commitment to testify against his adoptive sister. Low declined to address whether he would.In court, Gabe McDonald said little as he answered questions from Rush about his plea.Family members of the McDonalds, some of them crying during the proceedings, declined to address Gabe McDonald after his guilty plea. But prosecutor Geoff Barr said the family supported the plea agreement.In a separate trial for Gabe McDonald on Monday, an Ector County jury found him competent, clearing the way for his criminal trial to begin. Defense attorneys Low and Chris Fostel had argued Gabe McDonald suffers from a developmental disorder and learning disabilities and that he required treatment at a state hospital so he could assist his attorneys and understand the potential consequences he faced.The prosecutors, Assistant Attorneys General Jane Starnes and Barr, suggested McDonald was feigning incompetence or avoiding the “horrible reality” he faces.Texas attorneys general took over prosecution of the cases against Gabe and Grace McDonald earlier this year following a District Attorney Bobby Bland’s decision to recuse his office in December.Low said the plea agreement with Gabe McDonald had been on the table for months.“We weren’t really able to consider it because in our opinion he was incompetent,” Low said. “An incompetent person can’t plead guilty.”But Low said the Monday trial helped Gabe McDonald understand the case, along with talking with his lawyers that night. Low said he decided to present his client with the offer, which he accepted.“It was Gabe’s choice,” Low said. “I think he made the proper choice given the circumstances.”PREVIOUS VERSION: Gabe McDonald pleaded guilty to two counts of murder on Tuesday in the 2016 shooting deaths of his adoptive parents, after reaching a deal with prosecutors that offered a maximum 50-year prison term, while avoiding a capital murder conviction that would have carried a life sentence.244th District Court Judge James Rush accepted prosecutors’ recommendation in sentencing McDonald to two 50-year sentences, which will run concurrently. He will have to serve at least half that time, or a minimum 25 years. If convicted of capital murder, McDonald would have had to spend at least 40 years in prison.“Given the facts we were up against, I think it’s the best result we could get,” Defense attorney Justin Low said.McDonald, 19, was convicted of killing Gregg and Jana McDonald in their bedroom on March 2, 2016, in their Conley Avenue home.His adoptive sister, 23-year-old Grace McDonald was also charged with capital murder in connection with the slayings. But it was Gabe McDonald who was accused of pulling the trigger.Grace McDonald awaits trial and faces additional felony charges of criminal conspiracy and prohibited sexual conduct, related to accusations of sex with her adoptive brother. Her trial is scheduled for September.In a separate trial for Gabe McDonald on Monday, an Ector County jury found him competent, clearing the way for his criminal trial to begin. Defense attorneys Low and Chris Fostel had argued Gabe McDonald suffers from a developmental disorder and learning disabilities and that he required treatment at a state hospital so he could assist his attorneys and understand the potential consequences he faced.The prosecutors, Assistant Attorneys General Jane Starnes and Geoff Barr, suggested McDonald was feigning incompetence or avoiding the “horrible reality” he faces.Texas attorneys general took over prosecution of the cases against Gabe and Grace McDonald earlier this year following a District Attorney Bobby Bland’s decision to recuse his office.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. James Gabriel McDonald, 17, prepares to walk into an Ector County Courtroom for a temporary guardianship hearing in March 2016 at the Ector County Courthouse. Twitter Gabe McDonald leaves the Ector County Courthouse after pleading guilty to two counts of murder, Tuesday June 12, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. James Gabriel McDonald, 17, prepares to walk into an Ector County Courtroom for a temporary guardianship hearing in March 2016 at the Ector County Courthouse.center_img 1 of 2 Gabe McDonald pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of his adoptive parents, after reaching a deal with prosecutors that offered a maximum 50-year prison term, avoiding a capital murder conviction that would have carried a life sentence.244th District Court Judge James Rush accepted prosecutors’ recommendation in sentencing McDonald to two 50-year sentences, which will run concurrently. McDonald will have to serve at least half that time, or a minimum 25 years.“Given the facts we were up against, I think it’s the best result we could get,” Defense attorney Justin Low said.McDonald, 19, was convicted of killing Gregg and Jana McDonald in their bedroom on March 2, 2016, in their Conley Avenue home. 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LYIT has highest number of disadvantaged students nationwide

first_img Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford LYIT has highest number of disadvantaged students nationwide Previous articleRestaurants struggling to get staff for ChristmasNext articlePringle calls for survivors’ access to remaining reports on Mother and Baby Homes News Highland By News Highland – December 7, 2020 center_img A new study has revealed that Letterkenny Institute of Technology has the highest proportion of disadvantaged students nationwide.The study by the higher Education Authority shows that around 25% of the 5,000 at the LYIT are categorised as disadvantaged based on their home address; just 3 per cent are categorised as well-off.This compares with a national average across the higher education sector of 10% who are disadvantaged.LYIT also has the highest proportion of students reliant on grant aid.President Paul Hannigan says the report demonstrates the success of the LYIT and shows that a postcode does not affect opportunities in education:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/hannigan10am.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Personal profile

first_img Previous Article Next Article What is the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?From the early stages of my career I had to remind myself to not let managing directors and senior personnel “grind me down”, be confident about what I believe in and stick to it.What is the strangest situation you have had to deal with at work?Dealing with a strike in Nigeria, I had to negotiate with the police in order to get three employees released.If you had three wishes to change your company, what would they be?For UniSource to be recognised as a leading HR solutions company, embracing the latest IT solutions to take HR into the next decade and to have some fun whilst doing it.You are stranded on a desert island with enough food for only two people. Who would you choose as your companion and why?My wife – she has always wanted to go to the Caribbean.What is the best thing about working in HR?The variety. You never know from day to day what you will come across next.What is the worst?Up-dating personnel procedures.What has been your most embarrassing moment at work?I have a huge fear of heights, so having to climb up a rope ladder on the side of a huge oil tanker in Angola, in full view of everyone on the deck, including the marine superintendent (who had to egg me on) has got to be one of the worst. If you could adopt the management style of an historical character, whose would you adopt and why?President Truman, he was humble and sympathetic and widely recognised as being the best.How do you get to work?Walk. I have an office in my house.What would you do if you had more spare time?Play more golf, I need to get my handicap down.Describe a perfect weekendRelaxing with a pint and friends watching the cricket.What is your greatest strength?Resilience, I have had to bounce back many times.What is your least appealing characteristic?Impatience.If you were to write a book, which subject would you choose to write about?It would have to be on the history of Chelsea Football Club. Comments are closed. Personal profileOn 18 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 11/14/19

first_img Written by November 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/14/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMiami 108, Cleveland 97Milwaukee 124, Chicago 115New Orleans 132, L.A. Clippers 127New York 106, Dallas 103Phoenix 128, Atlanta 112Denver 101, Brooklyn 93NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECarolina 5, Buffalo 4 — OTWinnipeg 4, Florida 3Tampa Bay 9, NY Rangers 3Minnesota 3, Arizona 2Edmonton 6, Colorado 2San Jose 5, Anaheim 3Dallas 4, Vancouver 2Los Angeles 3, Detroit 2 — OTNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUECleveland 21, Pittsburgh 7 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLFlorida 66, Towson 60Arizona 87, San Jose St. 39Michigan St. 76, Seton Hall 73Saint Mary’s (Cal) 81, Long Beach St. 63Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Eagles Upset West Texas A&M In Elite Eight Opener

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Eagles Upset West Texas A&M In Elite Eight OpenerBox Score: Box Score (HTML) | Sortable |Photos | Postgame Press ConferenceEVANSVILLE, Ind.—Senior guard Alex Stein (Evansville, Indiana) scored a game-high 31 points as University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball punched its ticket to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight with a 94-84 upset victory over nationally-ranked No. 3 West Texas A&M University Wednesday evening at the Ford Center.Playing in front of an NCAA II Elite Eight opening-round record crowd of 7,330 fans, the No. 7-seeded Screaming Eagles electrified their fans early in the contest as Stein scored seven points in the first three minutes of the game to put USI up, 9-2.West Texas A&M (34-4), which entered the week as the No. 2 seed in the Elite Eight, bounced back to get to within a point (11-10) with 14 minutes to play in the opening half, but a layup and a three-pointer by sophomore guard Mateo Rivera (Indianapolis, Indiana) put the Eagles back up by seven (26-19) with eight minutes to play in the first half.The Buffaloes, once again, closed the gap, this time trimming USI’s advantage to 31-28, but freshman forward Tyler Dancy (Belleville, Illinois) erupted for seven of his career-high 11 points in a two-minute span as USI closed the half on a 15-6 run to take a 46-34 lead into the intermission.USI (26-8) and West Texas A&M traded buckets throughout the early portion of the second half; but when Stein was fouled on a made three-pointer prior to the media timeout, the momentum was squarely in USI’s corner. Stein made the subsequent free throw out of the break and USI led 57-42 with 15 minutes left in the contest.The Buffaloes, however, charged back into the contest as they used a 16-3 run to close USI’s lead to just two points (60-58) with just over 10 minutes on the clock.Sophomore forward Emmanuel Little (Indianapolis, Indiana), however, scored on a layup in the paint, while a jumper by Stein extended USI’s advantage back to six points with nine minutes to play.USI increased its lead to eight with four minutes to play following free throws by sophomore forward Josh Price(Indianapolis, Indiana). A Price layup followed by a pair of Stein free throws put the Eagles’ lead back in double-digits (84-73) with less than two minutes to play as USI went onto to the victory.Stein closing in on recordStein surpassed Chris Bowles, who scored 2,169 points from 1990-94, for second place on USI’s all-time scoring list. He needs just 20 more points to surpass USI’s all-time leading scorer, Stephen Jackson, for first place on USI’s all-time scoring list. Jackson scored 2,216 points from 1983-87, playing three years without the benefit of the three-point line.Dancy nets career highDancy scored a career-high 11 points in the win, all of which came in the first 20 minutes of the game. He nearly doubled his previous career-high of six points.LeadersStein was 9-of-18 from the field and 11-of-11 from the free throw line as he led all scorers with 31 points. He also had seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Price added 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, while Little followed Dancy in the scoring column with 10 points and seven boards. Senior forward Jacob Norman (Evansville, Indiana) had a game-high nine rebounds for the Eagles, who held a 46-34 rebounding advantage.Freshman guard Qua Grant had 27 points and six rebounds to lead the Buffaloes, while senior guard Ryan Quid added 17 points and six rebounds.Big crowdTonight’s crowd of 7,330 was the second-largest crowd in the history of the NCAA Division II Tournament. The record is 7,763, which was set at the 2013 NCAA Division II championship game between Drury University and Metro State University.Elite Eight historyUSI, which is making its fourth appearance in the Elite Eight and first since 2004, is looking to advance to the national championship game for the fourth time in program history. The Eagles won the 1995 national championship and were the runner-up in 1994 and 2004. They are now 8-2 all-time in the Elite Eight.Up nextThe Eagles play the No. 6 seed, Point Loma Nazarene University, in the semifinals of the Elite Eight Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Ford Center. The Sea Lions (30-4) defeated the No. 3 seed, Queens University (North Carolina), 87-74 in the final quarterfinal game of the day.Earlier in the dayThe No. 5 seed, Saint Anselm College (26-5), defeated the No. 4 seed, Nova Southeastern University, 94-84, in the opening game; while the No. 1 seed, Northwest Missouri State University (36-0), defeated the No. 8 seed, Mercyhurst University, 55-51, in the second game of the day.last_img read more