Howard Lake | 25 March 2014 | 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. Fewer charities than businesses think that providing “meaningful and rewarding work” is a key factor in engaging staff.An online survey of HR contacts conducted by training and mentoring firm Inspire Motivate and Engage (IME) found that 60 per cent of charity HRs cited this compared to 87 per cent of their colleagues in the commercial sector.Despite this, charity HRs did not think it would inhibit their efforts to attract talented people – 65 per cent identified finding talented new employees as one of the main HR challenges for their organisations this year, the lowest-rated of a number of issues, including lack of a pay rise (69 per cent), reduced training budgets (85 per cent) and “overwhelmed” employees (70 per cent).“This result surprised me,” said Claire Atkinson, IME’s ceo. “Charity workers already have meaning in their work due to the very nature of what they do and the positive impacts made as a result. This however is not the case for many small businesses and is an area of concern for HR managers in this group.”According to the survey, the best ways to engage charity employees would be by providing career development opportunities (cited by 92 per cent of HRs) and career growth for the top performing staff (80 per cent).More than 600 charities were invited to participate, with 50 charities and 45 businesses completing the survey.IME has launched a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative providing funding for third sector training courses to employees who would not be able to access such programmes without financial support. The programme provides grants for employee training, with 200 places available to charities across the country. 45 total views, 1 views today Advertisement 46 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ‘Meaningful’ work less important in charities than business
(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaCostumes are flying off the shelves, and candy’s not far behind. It’s almost Halloween. As children get ready to collect treats or help carve a pumpkin, a University of Georgia expert has a few tips to help the night go smoothly.“If parents give a little thought to it, about how to lead up to the day itself, this will mean less stress,” said Don Bower, a UGA Cooperative Extension human development specialist. “Also, don’t wait until the last minute, and involve the kids in the holiday with choosing their costume and with decorations.”Both a child and parent’s first thought is usually costume selection. Before children pick a particular costume, parents should consider how, when and where their children will walk through a neighborhood.“The two biggest sources of injuries at Halloween are falls and pedestrian-vehicle contact,” Bower said. “The issue of falls is primarily the costume itself. Children may not be able to see very well with a mask on. At dusk or dark, they can’t see the stuff on the ground when walking through a yard. Thinking through those things ahead of time can prevent falls.”Parents can help prevent the danger of pedestrian-vehicle contact by limiting trick-or-treating to neighborhoods with sidewalks and street lights and by accompanying young children as they collect candy.Many communities are also moving away from traditional trick-or-treating “toward parties at homes,” he said. “Schools also have fall festivals for various reasons. These are generally organized by people who know children’s interests and abilities.”The reasons parties and festivals are becoming more popular, Bower said, are because some parents are uncomfortable with the goblin and ghost ideas, with their children going out begging and with ethical implications.The Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving is still going strong.“Sharp knives and awkward things like pumpkins are not good around young kids,” Bower said. “Let the kids scoop out the seeds and draw a face on the pumpkin that the parents can then cut out.”He also suggests using a pumpkin carving kit which comes with a tiny saw, which is easier for children to use than a knife.To lower stress on Halloween, parents should think about activities they can do beforehand.“Carving a pumpkin about two days before should be okay,” Bower said. “You could plan with your child what to expect for the Halloween celebration, including your preferences for what will happen to all the goodies collected.”
Published on September 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Courtney Brosnan walked back toward the locker room from Syracuse Soccer Stadium in her highlighter-blue uniform. It was a late August afternoon, hours before a nonconference game, when the senior goalkeeper would blank Cornell and exit early because Syracuse put on cruise control.As she enters the last season of her SU career, she can’t help think of the NCAA tournament appearance she’s never made.“Achieving that would be…” Brosnan said, smiling. She paused and looked off into space.For Syracuse (4-1-1), which hasn’t finished with more than eight wins since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, that may seem like a far-off goal: The lowest ACC seed in last year’s tournament — North Carolina State — finished with 11 wins. But if an SU team that relies on youth hopes to make that push, then it must be on the back of its senior goalkeeper. Brosnan led the ACC in saves two years ago with 81, and last season she made 93. But after both seasons, she never received any awards for her play. That’s nothing new to Brosnan, and she’s OK with it.“She was just a complete goalkeeper,” said Josh Osit, a current Columbia University goalie coach who trained Brosnan growing up. “She was reliable, always going to make the good saves. You never really worried about anything when she was in there. She was just solid all the way around.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat consistency is important to Brosnan. She’s been a wall in front of Syracuse’s net for 55-straight games, dating back to her freshman season. When asked if she ever nearly lost her starting streak, Brosnan deflected.“It kind of comes with the sport,” Brosnan said. “Just little nicks from playing every day. Obviously, your body gets pretty sore. I don’t think it’s anything worse than just what everyone is going through.”The “little nicks” are more common than the senior goalkeeper prefers to admit. Last season, against then-No. 2 Florida State, Sharon, her mother, said Brosnan played with a separated shoulder. Brosnan totaled 15 saves against the Seminoles, including one in overtime when she dove on her hurt side to save the game.The New Jersey native’s efforts didn’t earn her team a win, but it earned her ACC Co-Defensive player of the week. Her lone award in her junior season would have to be split.Josh Shub-Seltzer | Contributing PhotographerBut Brosnan is used to sharing. Growing up, she played for the Players Development (New Jersey) Academy. She was ranked the No. 12 goalie in the nation at the time in the Soccer Girls IMG Academy Top 150, released by TopDrawerSoccer.com. With PDA, she won three national championships under head coach Mike O’Neill, who is now the head women’s soccer coach at Rutgers. O’Neill doesn’t remember his team losing in that three-year span in which its team captain, Brosnan, split time with current Rutgers goalkeeper Casey Murphy.“We believed in having (those) two goalkeepers together because they had a friendship to push each other to be the best,” O’Neill said.In a national championship event headed into her freshman year at SU, Brosnan had an “episode” with her knee, her father, Shawn, said. Her knee had been subluxated before she even stepped foot onto Syracuse’s campus. The then-freshman goalkeeper avoided surgery and chose rigorous physical therapy instead, Shawn said. 10 games into the 2014 season, Brosnan made her debut for the Orange on the road in the ACC opener.Brosnan remembers that game vividly as one of her favorites over the last three years. SU fell 1-0 to Louisville and its keeper only made four saves.“I knew (then) that was where I wanted to be,” Brosnan said. “I took it all in.”Freshman year, she was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and had her right knee scoped. Sophomore year, she led the ACC in saves and had reconstructive surgery. Junior year, she made a career-high 93 saves and was healthy.She owns second-highest saves per game mark in program history, 5.15, but in part that is because she faces a higher volume of shots than her opponents. Last year, in seven games against eventual NCAA tournament teams, Syracuse’s defense allowed more than 17 shots per game.Yet Brosnan has been up to the challenge so many times before. SU head coach Phil Wheddon said the moment that stood out for him was the 15-save performance against Florida State. But Brosnan doesn’t linger on individual performance.As she walked back toward Manley Field House in her blue jersey, Brosnan returned from her pause. Although she may have more than one hope riding on this season, her main focus isn’t personal. It’s about making a postseason run with her team.“It would be an ultimate goal.” Brosnan said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
14 May 2008The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has awarded seven contracts for the first phase of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement project, which will see 125.5 kilometres of highways in the highly urbanised province being upgraded at a cost of R11.5-billion.“Traffic in the Gauteng area has reached the stage where heavy congestion inhibits economic growth, leads to frustration and loss of productivity of road users, and damages the environment through excessive emissions,” said Sanral in a statement last week.These follow an earlier contract awarded for the upgrade of the N1 between the R21 interchange and Atterbury Interchange, east of Pretoria, where construction is currently well under way.Over the next 36 months, contractors appointed by Sanral will upgrade the N1 from Soweto to the N4 in Pretoria, the N3 from Alberton to Buccleuch, sections of the N12 south of Johannesburg, as well as the N12 from Gillooly’s interchange to the R21 to Boksburg.“The project is an example of co-operation through the various spheres of government, with involvement of Ekhuruleni (East Rand), Tshwane (Greater Pretoria) and Johannesburg metros, the provincial and national governments,” Sanral pointed out.Works ‘substantially’ complete for 2010While the highway upgrades have been prioritised to ensure substantial completion ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, a temporary suspension in remaining works has been scheduled between 28 May and 14 July 2010, as not to disrupt traffic flow during the tournament.The project will involve the provision of additional lanes, interchange improvements and implementing an intelligent transport management system – which involves highway cameras, ramp metering and electronic signage.The newly upgraded highways will include high occupancy vehicle lanes, which can be integrated with routes used by bus rapid transport systems, buses, trains and taxis, to promote the use of public transport.Although disruption to traffic is to be expected during the construction phase, the agency is to make every attempt to minimise disruption, and to keep the maximum number of lanes open, particularly at peak hours.Bearing the safety of both road users and construction workers in mind, the agency is urging the public to drive carefully through construction sites that will be policed, adhere to temporary speed limits and not to slow down to look at construction activities.“The long-term benefits will more than compensate for the temporary inconvenience of construction activities and we appeal to the public to exercise extreme caution on the entire network during construction,” Sanral said.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
10 July 2012The South African team for the 2012 London Olympic Games includes one swimmer who is a world record holder in long course events: Cameron van der Burgh, the fastest breaststroke swimmer ever over 50 metres.The current South African swimmer of the year, his consistently high class performances have also been recognised by Swimming World Magazine, which has named Van der Burgh its African Swimmer of the Year for 2009, 2010 and 2011.A look at his international record confirms that he is a world-class talent with the ability to step onto the Olympic podium in London.Aged 24, Van der Burgh has been competing internationally since 2007 and has achieved notable successes on the world stage since then.World Championships bronzeThat year, he competed in the Fina World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne and was immediately among the medal winners, claiming bronze in the 50 metres after swimming the fastest time of the event in the heats of 27.49 seconds.He also shone at the All Africa Games in Algiers in July, doing the double in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.In 2008, Van der Burgh excelled on the Fina World Cup circuit and followed in the footsteps of Ryk Neethling by becoming the overall World Cup winner.During the 2008 series, he broke three short-course world records. He also became the first man to crack the 26-second barrier in the 50m when he won in Stockholm in a sensational time of 25.94.The 100 metres record had stood behind the name of Ed Moses since 2002, but the South African ace lowered that record from 57.47 to 56.88 seconds.10 victoriesHe finished the series with 12 medals in total, 10 of which were gold, with the other two being bronze medals.At the short course World Championships in Manchester, he placed third in the 50m and won silver in the 100m.At the Beijing Olympics, Vand er Burgh recorded an African record of 59.96sec in the 100m heats, which was the fifth fastest time. He was, however, a little off song in the semi-finals and missed out on the finals by one place.His best year, though, was to follow in 2009 and the highlight of his year came in Rome at the 13th Fina World Championships.Competing in the 100 metres first, he swam an African record 59.54 seconds in the heats. He then improved that mark to 59.13 in the semi-finals, which was the second fastest time.In the final, he cracked the 59-second barrier, clocking 58.95, but had to settle for bronze in another African record.World Championships 50 metresThe best was yet to come for van der Burgh, however, in the 50 metres. He set a championship record and African record in the heats, breaking 27 seconds in a time of 26.92.He went even faster in the semi-finals, establishing a world record of 27.74sec to claim his place in the final.Once more, with medals up for grabs, Van der Burgh rose to the challenge and improved on his own world record to capture gold in 26.67 seconds, a mark that stands to this day and is unlikely to be challenged any time soon given the change in regulations regarding swimsuits since that time.In November, he repeated as the overall winner of the Fina World Cup Series, despite being challenged by fellow South African Roland Schoeman in the 50 metres, with Schoeman twice managing to defeat the world record holder.South African flag carrierHe captured two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where he had the honour of carrying the South African flag, defeating a strong challenge from traditional powerhouse Australia, taking the 50m in 27.18 and the 100m in 1:00.10.There was further World Championships success in 2010 for Van der Burgh in Dubai when he claimed gold in the 100m in 56.80sec and silver in the 50m in 26.03sec.Last year, in 2011, Van der Burgh did the double of 50m and 100m golds at the All Africa Games in Maputo, winning both titles with some ease. He also picked up two bronze medals at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, may think email’s dying, but until it’s dead it’s still the incumbent monarch of enterprise communication. Tools that don’t fit seamlessly into existing processes and workflows will hinder the adoption of next-generation enterprise collaboration solutions. eTouch‘s enterprise-grade wiki SamePage attempts to solve this problem by allowing users to create wiki pages via email, and several other features to ease adoption.The new version of SamePage, 4.3, adds an “Explorer View,” similar to Windows explorer, and WebDAV support for editing attachments online without saving them to the desktop. Screenshot of Explorer ViewSamePage is available as an on-premise solution, a stand-alone SaaS, as part of Salesforce.com through AppExchange or as part of WebEx Connect. Its features include:The above mentioned email to wiki featureRole-based access control, with LDAP authentication (and now LDAPS support)WYSIWYG EditorImporting from MS Word and ExcelPage templatesAttachmentsLinkingNotifications and RSS feedsIntegrated searcheTouch’s strategy of seamless integration with existing tools and smart strategic partnerships has landed it A-list clients like ADP, NASA, Citrix, Alcatel-Lucent, Prudential, Verizon Wireless and Cal-Tech in a competitive market that includes SocialText, Atlassian Confluence and, of course, Microsoft Sharepoint. klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news#Products 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…
Ban on single-use plastic came into effect in all urban areas of Odisha on Wednesday on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Manufacture, sale, trade, import, storage, transportation and distribution of single-use plastics are prohibited as per a notification issued by Odisha Forest and Environment Department on September 30, an official said. The ban is imposed on polythene carry bags of any shape, thickness and size (excluding compostable), Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet/Pete) bottles of less than 200 ml capacity, he said. The vendors will not be allowed to use polythene sheets of less than 50-micron thickness for storing, transporting, dispensing or packaging of any article or commodity.
NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Mega Builders head coach Dong Dela Cruz said the fifth set all boiled down to whoever executed its plays better, rather than who has the better players.“When you get to the fifth set it won’t matter who are the better players,” said Dela Cruz. “The team who plays better will take the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMadzlan Gampong and James Natividad provided ample support for Fauzi as they put up 17 points apiece while Kim Malabunga played fourth option as he finished with 10.Lorenzo Capate led the HD Spikers with 23 points. In the bronze medal series, Sta. Elena forced a third match against Philippine Air Force coming away with a five-set win, 27-25, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 16-14.Joven Camaganakan had 22 points to lead the Wrecking Balls while skipper Berlin Paglinawan added 19.Jeffrey Malabanan had a game-high 26 points to lead the Jet Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Mega Builders snatched a five-set win over Cignal, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13, to set up a do-or-die in the championship series of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Volley Bolt tied the series at 1-1 with Ismail Fauzi firing a game-high 24 points in the victory.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Jimmy Alapag named new Alab Pilipinas head coach View comments
The Australian Sports Awards were a night of glitz and glamour, with representatives from the Australian Mens 30’s Touch side holding down a table at the Sydney event last night…if you were up late enough watching the SBS broadcast you would have even seen Tony El Takchi’s television interview in the introduction.Nominated in the Masters Team of the Year Award, the side rubbed shoulders with other award nominees, including Grant Hackett, Liesel Jones, the Sydney Swans and more.Unfortunately for the side, they were beaten for the award by the Australian Mens 55’s athletics relay team, although the recognition of making the final three for the award is still something special.Keep an eye on the website for a full report of the evening from the team, coming soon.
Juventus chief Fabio Paratici named Sporting Director of the Yearby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sports chief Fabio Paratici has collected an award at the Globe Soccer Awards.Paratici was named Best Sporting Director of the Year in Dubai.“I am very happy and it is a great honour to receive this award. I would like to thank the club and my staff,” said Paratici on the stage.“Juventus are a great club with an incredible history and I am happy and proud to work for this club.“I think Juventus are experiencing one of the best moments of its history. We’ve won so many titles in recent years, built a competitive squad and added Cristiano Ronaldo, so we must continue along this path.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say