Why I believe this neglected tip from Warren Buffett really could make me rich

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Anyone with even a mild interest in managing their own finances will probably have heard of Warren Buffett. He’s the richest general investor of all time and likes to pass on his wisdom in crafted sound bites delivered in an avuncular style.Articles and stories repeating his aphorisms pepper the internet. And the ongoing output of Buffett-themed material keeps on coming.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For example, who doesn’t know by now that Warren Buffett likes to pay a fair price for a wonderful business? Or that he goes shopping for shares when economic clouds are in the sky? Surely many of us chant in our sleep that price is what you pay, but value is what you get. And we mutter to ourselves that we pay a full price for a cheery consensus.Buffett fatigueHowever, there’s danger in becoming over-familiar with Buffett’s utterings. Repeating things too often just normalises them and minimises their impact. I’m guilty myself of letting Buffett’s sayings wash over me without really thinking about them anymore.And one of the problems is when Buffett speaks, it all seems so casual and, well, obvious. But decades of successful experience with investing back the deceptive simplicity of his advice. And he’s distilled his statements into easy-to-understand nuggets.  I reckon he thinks before he speaks – he thinks a lot. Indeed, thinking is the main thing he’s done with his entire life.But we’re not listening — not properly. Because if we were, most private and institutional investors wouldn’t be under-performing the general stock market. And there’s a load of research out there demonstrating that most of us are doing poorly with our investment strategies and tactics.There’s one tip in particular from Buffett I reckon is neglected and could really make me rich. I think many people have overlooked it because it’s non-specific. But it’s probably one of the main drivers separating poor-performing investors from out-performing investors. The tip is Buffett’s famous rule number one – never lose money.Risk-first investingSounds so obvious, right? But no investor sets out to lose money. We always think our stock picks will make money – that’s why we pick them. But many of us do lose money. For example, we allow losing investments to run. Why do we do that? Buffett himself recently cut his losers when he sold his airline stocks. And a few years back he ditched his investment in Tesco, holding his hands in the air and admitting he made a mistake.And we sometimes execute our portfolios like the grand old Duke of York – marching our stocks to the top of the hill and then marching them down again. But holding on for too long can cause a loss of gains. And that’s losing money.I think Mark Minervini addresses Buffett’s advice best. He says we should approach every investment risk-first. Instead of asking, how much could we gain on an investment, we should think about how much we could lose. And we should have a plan for dealing with the situation if it begins to develop. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Mustangs advance, Blue Darters fall

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Wekiva rallies past Boone 24-20, Apopka stopped by Winter Park 34-27Winter Park 34, Apopka 27The Apopka Blue Darters concluded their playoff run with a 34-27 loss to the #1 seed Winter Park Wildcats. Apopka led 20-13 at the half, and 27-20 midway through the third quarter, but could not answer two third-quarter touchdowns by the Wildcats.The Blue Darters end their season with an 8-4 record, with all four losses coming on one possession games that Apopka had game-winning or game-tying drives stalled in the last minutes of the contests.Wekiva 24, Boone 20The Wekiva Mustangs overcame three first-half interceptions, a blocked field goal attempt, and a 20-7 first-half deficit to rally past the Boone Braves 24-20. Two third-quarter touchdowns by Renardo Green and quarterback Brandon Williams gave Wekiva its first lead of the game at 21-20, and a 34-yard field goal with 3:11 left in the game by senior kicker Oscar Salazar was the difference as the Wekiva defense used three interceptions in the second half to shutout the Braves.The win gives the Mustangs a 10-1 record, its second win in the postseason, and a trip to the Region 1 finals against Winter Park next Friday at Showalter Stadium on the campus of Winter Park High School. The Wildcats are the only team to beat the Mustangs this season. Kickoff is at 7:30. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Blue DartersWekiva Mustangs Previous article2017 Holiday Heroes toy drive beginsNext articleFEMA deadline for hurricane assistance is one week away Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Shared knowledge through a multitude of voices

first_img TAGSOrange County Commissioner Rod LovePine HillsSafe Neighborhoodssouth apopka Previous articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate neededNext articleControlled burn at Wekiwa Springs State Park today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply A Recap of the Orange County District 2 Safe Neighborhood community meetingBy Orange County Commissioner Rod Love Last week, I had the honor and privilege of hosting a community meeting to bring the three Safe Neighborhoods in District 2, South Apopka, Pine Hills and Lee Road, together for a night of dialogue and exchange of ideas. I am proud to say that the meeting was a great success, with the leaders from each safe neighborhood learning ideas from their counterparts that they, as well as their audience, could take back with them to their neighborhoods. This event would not have been possible without Orange County staff, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), our three District 2 Safe Neighborhood Leaders, and Mr. John D. Byrnes, D.Hum. from the Center for Aggression Management. Also, I would also like to thank Attorney Greg Jackson, Esq. for moderating, Apopka City Commissioner Alexander Smith for attending and speaking, and to my predecessor, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson, for setting a precedent for such a great program and groups to work with.District 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveFor those who are unfamiliar with Orange County’s Safe Neighborhoods Program, the program: Is a tool for revitalizing the County’s older and transitioning communities; assists residents and community stakeholders in reclaiming communities before crime and deterioration create blighted conditions; and partners citizens with the OCSO, Orange County Government, the private sector, community stakeholders, and others to collaboratively preserve and stabilize neighborhoods. Last week’s meeting welcomed leaders and residents from District 2’s Safe Neighborhoods, encouraged discussion for keeping these neighborhoods safe, and collaborated with partners and stakeholders in the community.Mr.Rogers Beckett, District 2 leader for the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood, gave the first presentation of the night. Mr. Beckett is from Apopka and has given a lot of his time to give back to the community. He has been a leader with the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood since 2009, focusing on projects that improve the lives of South Apopka’s residents and connects them with resources that will teach them how to support themselves in the long term. Mr. Beckett opened his presentation with some history about South Apopka. South Apopka’s history dates to the late 1800s and its issues with crime and deterioration began with the increase of unemployment, where South Apopka originally had a crate mill/agricultural economy. Following the creation of the Apopka Coalition to Improve Our Neighborhood in 1991, South Apopka’s safe neighborhood was established in 2000. South Apopka’s core issues include: Lack of public facilities and services; communication with Orange County and OCSO; neglect of private property; trash and debris in public space; speeding; property crimes; and drugs/gunfire. In response to these issues, South Apopka has developed three Action Plan Goals: Connect residents with public services; beautify property; and increase safety. Additionally, South Apopka has developed four strategic plan goals: Create safe neighborhoods; connect the community; enhance economic vitality; and educate and employ the community. Many accomplishments, including landscaping at Wheatley Elementary, street light improvements (MSBU), and coordination with groups to determine needs and provide resources, were mentioned by Mr. Beckett to show the success South Apopka has had in meeting its goals. Despite these many accomplishments, South Apopka still faces a few challenges: The need for a traffic light at the intersection of Cleveland Ave and 13thSt; the John H. Bridges Community Center has an electronic message board installation that has been held up; issues with bureaucratic buy-in for public art in infrastructure; citizen engagement; and the fact that safe neighborhoods are still not known in the community. To conclude his presentation, Mr. Beckett shared some current projects that South Apopka has underway: National Night Out; Yard of the Month; Bridges Community Center bus stop improvements (parklet); advocating for traffic and street improvements; and quarterly community meetings and newsletters.Following South Apopka’s presentation, the floor opened for Ms. Lori Erlacher to share an update from the Lee Road Safe Neighborhood. Ms. Erlacher is an Orlando native and has resided in the Lee Road area for 16 years. During her four year tenure as the Lee Road Safe Neighborhood Vice President, she has implemented several organizational and communication improvements to ensure the group’s long-term health. Ms. Erlacher has served as a tireless advocate for her neighborhood; she has worked with County staff to address areas of commercial blight, advocated for a solar-powered trashcan at a high-volume bus stop, pushed for updated traffic markings throughout the community, and provided resources to neighbors during hurricanes and times of financial crisis. The Lee Road community dates back to the 1950s, where Lee Road was eventually widened from two to six lanes. Lee Road eventually began to experience crime and deterioration, which led to the establishment of the Lee Road Safe Neighborhood in 2000 with the hope of balancing new commercial development with neighborhood stability. According to Ms. Erlacher, then Commissioner Bryan Nelson had Lee Road brainstorm and list the top seven commercial blight issues, to which she was proud to announce that five of the seven have been addressed. Lee Road’s core issues include: Traffic/speeding; beautification; lack of persistent code enforcement; crime prevention; extended stay motels and run-down apartments; neglect of private property; property crime; and drugs, prostitution, and loitering. In response to these issues, Lee Road has implemented the following Action Plan Goals: Traffic calming; sidewalk gaps; tree and landscaping; reduction of trash; parks and green space; street lighting; entranceway signage; code violations; and removing drugs, drug dealers, prostitution, panhandling and loitering. Some of the accomplishments that have resulted from these goals include bike safety events, the decrease of commercial blight, outreach to neighboring motels, and a Half Day Crime Prevention workshop. According to Ms. Erlacher, the challenges currently facing Lee Road are: Citizen engagement; volunteer burnout; bureaucratic roadblocks; lack of County-owned common space; and extended stay motels, apartment complexes, and vacant businesses causing blight. The bureaucratic roadblocks include Public Works and Right of Way restrictions, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Orange County Traffic Engineering (OCTE); and Lynx. Some current ongoing projects that Lee Road is working are: Two Little Free Libraries; Neighborhood cleanups and LYNX trashcans; a pet station; no parking signs for Satel Drive; anti-graffiti coating for utility poles; a community cleanup; Movie Night; Bi-monthly community meetings; and quarterly newsletters.Mr. Kenneth Dwyer with the Pine Hills Safe Neighborhood Partnership was the final speaker for the presentation. Mr. Dwyer moved to Pine Hills in 1999 and became involved in the community almost immediately. He became the founding member of the Pine Hills Safe Neighborhood Alliance in 2000 and joined the Pine Hills Community Council that same year. He started his three terms as the President of the Pine Hills Community Council in 2005. Between the 1950s-1980s, Pine Hills was known as a middle class suburb. However, the Pine Hills area began to decline between the 1980s and 1990s due to two factors: Crime and the economy. Like its counterparts, the Pine Hills Safe Neighborhood Partnership was established in 2000. Today, Pine Hills is well-known for its cultural diversity and vision for revitalization. Pine Hills’s core issues include: Perception of crime; lack of persistent code enforcement; property crimes; rundown/vacant homes and yards; the need for community policing; speeding/street parking; and drugs and gun fire. In response, Pine Hills has established the following Action Plan Goals: Traffic calming; jaywalking; school zone safety; trees and landscaping; trash; parks and public space; streetlights; community identification for signage; and support for business growth and development. Pine Hills has experienced several accomplishments, most notably the establishments of its support of community groups and initiatives. This includes: The Pine Hills Task Force; Pine Hills Road Bike/Pedestrian Plan; Lynx Bus Transit Center; Pine Hills Seniors community garden; landscaping/signs for neighborhoods; and development planning. The challenges facing Pine Hills are: The difficulty to support business development within the Safe Neighborhood structure; difficulty finding a Safe Neighborhood mandate among all Pine Hills groups; citizen engagement; volunteer burnout; communication and outreach; and apartment management and residents. Current projects that Pine Hills has underway includes: Five St.ART Something traffic box art projects; Challenge Day ay Evan’s High School; replacing gateway signs; paving the median on Hastings Street; new sidewalks/speed humps/streetlights on Rogers Babson Road; quarterly community meetings; and social media outreach.Those in attendance also heard from Mr. John Byrnes, D.Hum. founder of the Center for Aggression Management 24 years ago (headquartered in Winter Park). Mr. Byrnes is a successful businessman, author and lecturer who became interested in the subject of aggression management after concluding that there were no comprehensive training programs dedicated to preventing aggression in the workplace. He authored the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, now being utilized by Behavior Intervention Teams on over 177 college and university campuses to assess the risk of violence. Mr. Byrnes developed the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), which now allows employers to achieve the highest form of Evidence-based Best Practices. To put this system into context, Mr. Byrnes explained the concept of the “Moment of Commitment.” The “Moment of Commitment” is one’s decision to utilize a weapon in a situation. In most cases, there is not enough response time for help in these situations. This is where CAPS comes in, where it attempts to get in front of this very decision and thus prevent the “Moment of Commitment.” Part of this system relies on the use of human based indicators or behaviors for tracking aggressive behavior. For more information, residents can go to www.agressionmanagement.com.Once again, I would like to thank everyone who had attended and participated in making this meeting happen. Those who would like to share or view a recording of the meeting may do so on my District 2 Facebook Page. Residents who are looking to establish a Safe Neighborhood in the future should keep in mind that, as suggested by the efforts in District 2’s Safe Neighborhoods: All Safe Neighborhoods are selected and approved by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners; each Safe Neighborhood completes all organizational process and develops a strategic neighborhood plan (action plan); and each Safe Neighborhood is given all allocation of funds to use for crime prevention, public safety, and beautification projects.Given the success and dialogue that came out of this event, I encourage you to attend our upcoming Town Hall Forum on “Engaging Men, Advancing Women”, hosted by myself and City of Apopka Commissioner Alexander Smith. This Town Hall Forum will focus on the consequences for the behavior of children, including increased chances for aggression and incarceration, that can occur if they grow up without active mothers and fathers. For more information, please see our flyer (below). 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Les Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects

first_img Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/866906/les-tiennes-marcel-mohamed-omais-and-olivia-gomes-architects Clipboard Year:  Les Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architectsSave this projectSaveLes Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects Projects CopyHouses•Paris, France 2015 ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Houses Architect In Charge:Mohamed OmaïsLandscape Architect:Jean-Michel Martin PaysagisteEnginee:C&S, Mario Maalouf (C&S)Lighting Expert :Jean-Pierre BontouxCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. This project is an order from a Parisian family living in an apartment, who wants to move in a town house to get more space and live together with the grandmother. Between two common walls, the owners had an infilled plot in Paris suburb. Save this picture!Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!The architects proposition was to create two constructions with a central patio.  First volume built on the street, is composed by a independent studio at the floor and common parts.Save this picture!Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!The garden not overlooked, creates a transition with the second residential construction, built on background plot. The house is organized in 4 levels all oriented on the green area; living spaces has large glass doors opening on 5 meters high. With this process the living room can be enlarged on the terrace erasing limits between outside and inside.Save this picture!Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessPorto Seguro Cultural Center / São Paulo ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsCastores House / Dieguez FridmanSelected Projects Share Les Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects “COPY” France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/866906/les-tiennes-marcel-mohamed-omais-and-olivia-gomes-architects Clipboard Save this picture!+ 21Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyAbout this officeMohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParisIcebergOn InstagramFrancePublished on December 27, 2020Cite: ” Les Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects” 27 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴黎 Les Tiennes Marcel 住宅 / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Jerold Panas honoured by AFP for service to fundraising

first_imgJerold Panas, Executive Partner at Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, Inc Jerold Panas honoured by AFP for service to fundraising Institute for Charitable GivingPanas is the executive director of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, which has more than 60 staff and has served over 3,500 organisations since it was founded in 1968.He is also the co-founder of the Institute for Charitable Giving, one of the top fundraising training centres in the U.S., and also founded the Institute of Charitable Giving in Mexico.On receiving the award, Panas said:“I am one of the lucky ones. I didn’t choose fundraising. Fundraising chose me. I work with wonderful people. And I raise money for buildings, programmes, equipment, endowments and so many things that make such a difference in people’s lives. What else could I be doing that would be more important? I know this is where I belong. This is my destiny.” 18 books on fundraisingPanas, the 16th recipient of the award since it was instituted in 1982, has written or co-written 18 books on fundraising, as well as many articles, newsletters and newspapers around the world. AFP says that his book ‘Asking‘ is “the best-selling book in the history of fundraising”.He received the award at the AFP Convention on 22 March.Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP, said:“It’s no stretch to say he has influenced the entire profession in a way that perhaps no other fundraiser has. We are thrilled to be able to honour him and his work with the Chair’s Award — he has left a fundraising and philanthropic legacy that will live on forever”. Advertisement Fundraising author Jerold (Jerry) Panas has been awarded the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in the USA. The award is given to individuals who have given exceptional service to AFP, the fundraising profession and the philanthropic community.Over 45 years, he has personally helped raise an estimated $11 billion for a wide variety of charitable organisations in the USA and around the world. Tagged with: Awardscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  42 total views,  2 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. Howard Lake | 26 March 2014 | Newslast_img read more

Three surveys underway into sexism and diversity in the charity sector

first_img There are three surveys currently underway to assess the extent and nature of sexism, diversity and equality within the charity sector.They have been published against the backdrop of criticisms of Oxfam and other aid agencies over their handling of whistleblowing about staff’s treatment of women; the behaviour and attitudes towards women ‘hostesses’ at the men-only fundraising event of the Presidents Club dinner; and the global focus on diversity, equality and violence against women highlighted by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and actions.Of course, the issues that the surveys are seeking contributions on are far from new in the charity sector. Howard Lake | 13 March 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 — Is the third sector sexist? (@Is3rdSectSexist) February 24, 2018 The team behind Is The 3rd Sector Sexist? is a group of women trainees on the CharityWorks graduate scheme for the charity sector who are researching the extent of sexism and harassment in the charity and not-for-profit sector in the UK.They have set up a survey “to help map experiences of sexism with the aim of using the data gathered to help contribute to “the safety and wellbeing of everyone in this sector”.”The survey asks about:experienced sexismwitnessed sexismexperienced sexual harassmentwitnessed sexual harassment.It also includes an optional demographics section designed to build a picture of how experiences of sexism and harassment might vary by identity.Take the survey. 1. TimeIsUpTimeIsUp is using a survey to help “end large scale coordinated cover ups of sexual harassment by men working for large UK international charities”.Its organisers invite contributions from women “to let us know what your experiences have been, share your message to the international charity sector, and what you believe those in power need to do differently to protect women.” They add that “anyone is welcome to share information with us”.The survey asks about experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace, for ideas on what can be done to address the problem, and “any examples of things that have worked well to prevent harassment or support victims”.Information submitted will be used to “prepare anonymous evidence drawn from real experiences to submit to the UK government’s Women and Equalities Committee, who have now launched a full inquiry on sexual harassment in the workplace”. The inquiry is open for submissions until 13 March 2018.The survey’s contacts are Alexia, Louise and Shaista at [email protected] the survey.  133 total views,  1 views today Three surveys underway into sexism and diversity in the charity sector Tagged with: diversity equality Research / statistics  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 3. Equality and inclusion in the voluntary sector in the UKA survey on equality and inclusion is also underway.It has been published by a group of charity sector staff who, while welcoming recent initiatives such as the above survey and those of IoF and NCVO, wonder if there is a need for another group or networkIn the introduction to the survey, they say:“… What of those of us who identify as under-represented minorities within the charities and wider sector where we work? Where do we gain support and solidarity?“A number of us have been discussing whether there would be value in creating some form of cross-functional, intersectional network to share stories, create a sense of solidarity, and potentially support each other to make change happen in our own organisations and beyond.“We’d like to discover if there’s appetite for such a network and get input regarding its potential format and role.”Take the survey. 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. 2. Sexism in the third sectorNearly 200 people have completed the survey and we are really grateful for the responce. If you have worked in the third sector, please spare some time to fill in our survey! https://t.co/mEiyXie1R4 #sexism #charity #thirdsector #survey #metoo #TimesUp Advertisementlast_img read more

Pandemic sees 60% more people dependent on charity donations

first_imgPandemic sees 60% more people dependent on charity donations 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. Figures from In Kind Direct show 60% more people to now be dependent on charity donations, due to the impact of the pandemic.In Kind Direct distributes consumer goods donated by companies including P&G, Unilever UK, and Kimberly-Clark to UK charitable organisations working in the UK and overseas, connecting companies and products to thousands of charities, community groups, food banks and schools.It has revealed that: Since the summer, charities, community groups, food banks, and schools have been supporting 60% more people to access essentials every week.Toiletries, cleaning and hygiene products are most needed.Technology solutions, learning and office supplies, and books, toys and games are also increasingly needed to support families.Nearly all (97%) have seen the continued need for technology products due to the demands of homeschooling and working from home. Its network of thousands of charitable organisations have reported an 84% continued and increasing demand for their services that will deliver a continuous supply of family essentials around the UK.Support from In Kind Direct has helped community partners double their reach in times of incomparable crisis, collectively making a difference to 174,000 people each week.So far this winter In Kind Direct has worked with 2,052 charities, and at the service’s peak over Christmas 2020, supported 220,000 people each week. * Joseph Rowntree Foundation Melanie May | 11 February 2021 | News  221 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Rosanne Gray, CEO In Kind Direct said: “All our donors make a real difference giving UK families access to everyday essentials and making sure no one gets left behind. With 1 in 5 in the UK currently living in poverty*, it’s never been more needed. These products are not just important parts of everyday life; they’re vital anchors of ‘normality’ and create a sense of value and self-worth. Cleanliness, food and children’s toys are the cornerstones of the family unit, and without them we see serious damage done to confidence, self-esteem and overall mental health. We want to connect more companies with more communities to distribute more of life’s essentials to where they’re needed.”  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Today, 11 February, In Kind Direct is launching the #commUNITY campaign, to raise awareness of the issue and to encourage more businesses to come on board and donate products to help families in need across the UK. Tagged with: COVID-19 Donated goods Research / statisticslast_img read more

Armed attack by US and Iraqi troops on headquarters of journalists’ union

first_imgNews News Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Armed attack by US and Iraqi troops on headquarters of journalists’ union to go further Newscenter_img Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Reporters Without Borders today condemned a raid by US and Iraqi military units on the offices of the Union of Iraqi Journalists in the Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Waziriyah on the night of 19 February, in which shots were fired and the union’s 10 security guards were arrested.“We strongly condemn this unjustified attack,” the press freedom organisation said. “The building’s guards were authorised to carry firearms and did not behave in an aggressive or threatening manner towards the soldiers patrolling the neighbourhood. We call for their immediate release.”Reporters Without Borders has learned that a US army mobile unit fired on the union’s headquarters after seeing armed guards. Members of the Iraqi army then stormed into the premises, disarmed and detained the guards and seized the union’s computer equipment. It is not known where the guards are being held.Neither the US army nor the Iraqi authorities have said anything about this attack. Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the spokesman of the coalition forces in Iraq, was unable to confirm during a news conference on 21 February whether there had been a raid by coalition troops on the union’s headquarters.Hussein Al Zubaydi, a journalist with the weekly al-Ahali, was meanwhile killed by gunmen in unclear circumstances in Baghdad on 19 February and the bullet-riddled body of Abderrazak Hashim Al-Khakani, a journalist with radio Jumhuriyat Al Iraq, was discovered in a Baghdad morgue on 20 February. He had been kidnapped a week earlier in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Jihad. IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”last_img read more

Happy tales for Troy Bank’s Howard

first_img Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Fannin sworn in office, at least for now Pike County Commission’s newest member Oren Fannin was sworn into office Monday — but just barely. After spending nearly an… read more By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content All’s well that ends well and it looks like the last days of Howard the Dog will be a happy tale to tell.When it seemed as though life was going to keep kicking Howard in the teeth, the folks at Troy Bank & Trust took him in, sort of.The bank’s employees didn’t actually take the neglected and obviously abused dog with a hint of fear and a lot of love in his eyes into the bank but they did take him into their hearts. By Jaine Treadwell But Howard is now living with the Youngbloods and in the lap of luxury.He has a soft bed in the Youngbloods’ climate-controlled kitchen, plenty of food to eat and water to drink and the run of the neighborhood at Heritage Ridge. A dog’s heaven for sure. And, he has a best friend in Carol Youngblood. “He doesn’t want me out of his sight,” she said. “We don’t have a fence and we worried that, if we let him out, he might not come back. But he’ll stay out for a few minutes and then come scratch on the door to come back in.” Howard has been a near perfect pet. He doesn’t bother anything in the house and sleeps like a baby at night. He’s a smart dog and he’s living the life of Riley and seems determined to not mess it up.But, Howard’s just a foster dog. The situation at the Youngbloods’ is not permanent. “Tommy and I both travel a lot and we just don’t need to take on the responsibility of Howard,” Carol said. “He’s a wonderful dog. He has changed completely from where he was when he was living on the streets. He will make a good pet and, already, someone is seriously considering providing a permanent home for Howard.” That someone has a couple of dogs that went to play with Howard at the bank and, if things work out, not only will Howard have a permanent home, he’ll also have playmates and live happily ever after. Howard made his home beneath the shelter of the bank’s drive-thru and the employees and a host of loyal customers brought him tasty morsels ranging from home cooked grits and bacon to racks of ribs.Howard accepted their generosity with a bit of skepticism. After all, the scars he carried caused him to be cautious. Even though Howard was far better off than he had been roaming the streets of Troy and rummaging through restaurant garbage cans, he still had no home. Then along came loyal bank customers, Tommy and Carol Youngblood.Tommy would drop by the bank at noon with a lunch for Howard that rivaled his own. Then his wife, Carol, began to come along at suppertime. Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Happy tales for Troy Bank’s Howard Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “We would feed Howard but he wouldn’t let us pet him,” Carol said. “One night, we waited until he had gone to sleep and Tommy picked him up. We sat and rubbed him for about 20 minutes. He was not happy and he sulked but he did let us rub him.”After that, Howard was more willing for the Youngbloods to pet him but he seemed to prefer a woman’s touch.“Gary (Guthrie, TB&T president) had decided to sedate Howard and take him to the vet to get his shots,” Carol said. “But since I was able to pet him, there wasn’t reason anymore to do that. When I petted him, he just rolled over on his back and Tommy picked him up and we took him to the vet.”Howard had heartworms and he was treated for that. He got a flea bath and treatment and a good once-over by Dr. Doug Hawkins. And, the Youngbloods took him home. “Dr. Hawkins said Howard is about seven dog-years old but has the body of a dog of 12 years,” Carol said. “He has really been abused.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Pay gulf widens as HR staff move up the ladder

first_imgPay gulf widens as HR staff move up the ladderOn 9 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today The yawning gap between the pay of public and private sector HRprofessionals has been revealed by a survey of almost 7,000 Personneltoday.comusers. The findings confirm what we have suspected all along that the pay gulfwidens with seniority. While the gap between private sector HR managers andthose in the public sector is more than £5,000 (around 14 per cent of salary),the difference at HR director level is more than £16,000 (nearly 21 per cent). However, the pay discrepancies are not causing public sector HR workers toflee, as roughly the same proportion of public sector and private sectoremployees are keeping an eye on the jobs market. Around 30 per cent of respondents (both public and private) are activelyseeking a new job, and a further 51 per cent of public sector and 46 per centof private sector HR professionals say they would jump ship if the right jobcame along. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more