Smaller charities unfamiliar with fundraising changes

first_img Tagged with: regulation Research / statistics small charities 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. Smaller charities unfamiliar with fundraising changes  141 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Many smaller charities remain unfamiliar with the Etherington Review and how changes to fundraising practices will affect them, according to a joint survey by the Institute of Fundraising and the Small Charities Coalition.The findings were released at the IoF and Small Charities Coalition forum on 4th February, which was attended by Stephen Dunmore, chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, and George Kidd, chair of the Fundraising Preference Service.45% report being ‘not very familiar’ or ‘not at all familiar’ with the review, although 46% say the issues of public trust and confidence seen since last summer had resulted in ‘some’ or ‘a great impact’ on their organisation.There is however a general agreement that stronger sanctions are needed, with 52% believing that the new regulator should be able to stop fundraising activity with ‘cease and desist’ orders and 43% for the issuing of compulsory training orders.Many feel concern over a Fundraising Preference Service however: 59% thought it will lead to ‘more administration, and 59% higher suppression costs. 54% thought they would have to train staff to check contacts, and more thought that it would result in fewer donations (40%) than an improved public image (29%).Opinions were almost even on the subject of funding the new regulator, with 38% thinking that it should be paid for by charities that fundraise from the public and spend more than £100,000 on fundraising, and 34% thinking that the Government should foot the bill.On the subject of greater oversight by trustees, 72% felt that their trustees already play a clear role in, or contribute to and set strategy for fundraising, while a fifth thought that increased trustee involvement would have a significant impact on their organisation.Peter Lewis, chief executive of the IoF, said:“These results drive home the importance of involving and informing smaller charities about the changes taking place. Fundraisers working in smaller charities perform amazing work, often with very limited resources, and so it is really important that the views of the whole of the fundraising sector are heard on these issues.”Stephen Dunmore, chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, added: Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 5 February 2016 | News “As we work to establish a new fundraising regulator, it’s essential that we hear and take on board views across the full range of fundraising organisations. Smaller charities make up the vast majority of the charities in the UK and have a significant role to play in helping to shape and inform the working practices of the new regulator.”Download the full small charities survey from the IoF site.  140 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Posey County Hires Economic Development Executive Director

first_imgPartnership Hires Economic Development Executive DirectorFebruary 13, 2017 (Mount Vernon, Ind.) The Posey County Economic Development Partnership announces the hiring of Brittaney Johnson to fill the position of Executive Director.Johnson comes to the Partnership from the role of Posey County Director for the Southwest Indiana Chamber. In this position, she has built the Posey County Alliance into a strong and integral community organization serving more than 130 members and growing the Alliance’s assets.“During the search for the next economic development director, we looked for someone with the ability to position Posey County as a leader in the new model of economic development, and Brittaney is that person,” said board President Andrew Wilson. “Brittaney will do an outstanding job working with our regional and statewide partners. She understands Posey County, and will endeavor tirelessly to recruit the businesses and investment we need to continue to grow good-paying jobs in our communities for the next generation.”Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana. She serves on the board of the newly formed Visit Posey County, Inc., the Posey County Junior Achievement Board, Posey County Career Success Coalition and is a member of the Mt. Vernon Kiwanis, New Harmony Business Associates, Mt. Vernon Bicentennial Committee and Indiana Economic Development Association.“It’s an honor to join the Partnership and continue making Posey County a great place to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to working with each of our communities and existing businesses to grow Posey County,” said Brittaney Johnson. “This is an exciting time for Posey County, with our assets and our people, Posey County is well-positioned to attract new investments. I look forward to partnering with the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana and the entire economic development community across the state of Indiana.”“Economic development is a relationship business; and, Brittaney’s long-standing work in the community will serve her well,” said Greg Wathen, President & CEO of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana. “Since 2007, the Coalition has helped Posey County leverage exposure to new talent and investment, and we look forward to the future with Brittaney at the helm.”Johnson’s start date is February 13, 2017.###About the Posey County Economic Development PartnershipThe Posey County Economic Development Partnership serves the Posey County business community helping to attract and retain businesses by collaborating with local, regional and statewide partners. Located 20 minutes west of Evansville, Ind., Posey County is home to SABIC, AstraZeneca, BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, CountryMark, Valero, Consolidated Grain & Barge, Green Plains, Inc., the Ports of Indiana-Mt. Vernon -7th largest inland port in the U.S, among other regional, national and international companies.As a center for advanced manufacturing, Posey County is also known for its plastics business, bio and life sciences, advanced logistics and energy with partners such as Vectren, Hoosier Energy and Duke Energy.Other partners include: Indiana Economic Development Corporation; Indiana Department of Workforce Development; Posey County Government, City of Mount Vernon; Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana; Southwest Indiana Chamber; Town of Poseyville and the Town of New Harmony.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Overpowered Warriors run circles around Lakers in lopsided affair

first_img“The first quarter was awful for us,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “From that point on, our guys engaged and gave what they had.”Golden State eventually led by as much as 34, with its stars resting for the entire fourth quarter as the Warriors (54-24) cruised closer to locking up the No. 1 seed for the Western Conference playoffs and home-court advantage through the first three rounds.“They look like they’re turning on playoff mode,” said Walton, a former Golden State assistant. “Even watching the last couple games, getting ready for this one, they’re locked in.”It wasn’t until the third quarter when Rajon Rondo (12 points, two assists) became the first Laker to reached double figures in points. No Laker scored more than 17 as the team shot a dismal 35.6 percent from the field.There were only brief notes of joy for the outgunned Lakers, including a second-quarter putback dunk by Alex Caruso (nine points, six assists) that brought the entire bench to its feet. The only Laker who wasn’t wholly pleased by the highlight was JaVale McGee, who teasingly chastised Caruso for putting him on a poster. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “I’m kind of mad because he dunked on me,” said McGee, who finished with eight points and 13 rebounds against his former squad. “I’m on his team. Like, ‘Dang AC, you’re just gonna dunk on me.’ But I always knew he had hops, so that was nice.”Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDurant explained the deficiency the best: “Their whole team is missing.”While Warriors coach Steve Kerr waxed Thursday morning on the potential he once saw in the Lakers when they routed Golden State in Oakland on Christmas, the last meeting between the two this season (completing a 3-1 series for the Warriors) only underlined the gulf between them. LeBron James, who met the Warriors in four straight NBA Finals, watched in a black suit from the bench, alongside Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball.The bludgeoning was accomplished without much production from the “Splash Brothers” duo of Klay Thompson and Curry, who were just a combined 6 for 25 from the field, including a 4-for-16 mark from 3-point range. But DeMarcus Cousins (21 points) proved to be a load in the paint, with the former All-Star and upcoming free agent scoring 21 points and adding 10 rebounds. Durant had a brutally efficient 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds.“They’re playing a lot of young players, inexperienced players,” Durant said. “We took advantage of that.”The Warriors set the tone in the first quarter when they shot 64 percent from the floor and led by 27 points. They made 7 of 12 3-pointers, while the Lakers missed all 10 of their 3-point attempts in the quarter. Their 12 points were a season low for any quarter. PreviousLOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]The Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins shoots over the defense of the Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […] SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors drives against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James wears a T-shirt with the likeness of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee, center, dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors makes a pass behind his back against Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 and JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against Jemerrio Jones #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Jemerrio Jones #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks for a pass against Alfonzo McKinnie #28 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the second half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Jordan Bell #2 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: Luke Walton and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]Golden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]Los Angeles Lakers’ Lance Stephenson reacts after missing a 3-point basket to end the third quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]Golden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins, left, drives past Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) grabs a rebound against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]LOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night. It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, […]The Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins shoots over the defense of the Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 54The Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins shoots over the defense of the Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — A white towel or a running clock – the Lakers needed one of those on Thursday night.It was only the first quarter when Steph Curry looped a half-court pass around his back, finding an open Kevin Durant for a fastbreak dunk. The visiting Golden State Warriors were up by 19 points, and the night was just beginning.It was not a fair fight between two franchises that are virtually not in the same league.The 108-90 beating found two-time defending champion Golden State (54-24) close to its playoff prime, fielding a full complement of five former All-Stars in its starting lineup. The Lakers (35-44), on the other hand, devoted significant minutes to their G League mainstays, including Johnathan Williams and Jemerrio Jones, while playing out the string of a season that now has just three games left. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Williams also finished strong, landing with 17 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and a few dunks of his own. In his first extended look in NBA action, Jones chipped in a bit of everything: four points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 27 minutes in which he was primarily asked to guard Curry and Thompson.The Lakers lost their second straight game, with an upcoming Friday night tilt against the Clippers. Home games against the Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers, both playoff-bound squads, will wrap the season.If there are more nights like these, it won’t be too soon.READING LIPSDuring a timeout, James and Durant chatted briefly, sparking interest on social media about what they might have been saying.“Just laughing and joking and catching up,” Durant said. “Everybody’s so interested, especially in LeBron. So whoever he talks to, the lip readers are going to try to figure it out. You guys are just infatuated with that whole thing.”News services contributed to this story. 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Focus on African resources at Mining Indaba

first_imgDelegates at the 20th annual African Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday 3 February. (Image: African Mining Indaba)The Investing in African Mining Indaba got off to an energetic start in Cape Town on Monday 3 February, with a number of parallel sessions and a busy exhibition hall.Now in its 20th year, the Mining Indaba is hosting 7 800 delegates at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, representing 110 countries across six continents, with the majority – 61% – from Africa.With #MiningIndaba trending on Twitter, the morning was given over to workshops and discussions focused was on transparency in the extractive industry, and on the scramble for Africa’s resources – the continent accounts for 30% of global resources, much of it untapped.Experts at the indaba agreed it had been a challenging year for mining, with a commodity demand stabilising and prices dropping. But they forecast an uptick globally. There was plenty of growth potential, they said, particularly in China. The message out of the Securities Exchange Panel, for instance, was that a month into 2014 things were “unquestionably getting better” for mining financial markets.Red Door Research’s managing director, Jim Lennon, said in the next five years, “expect recovery in non-Chinese demand. China provides ground to get bullish again about commodities.” China represented almost 50% of the global commodity demand, though there was “no question” we were in a much slower growth period in China, but growth would remain strong in volume terms.China represented close to 50% of demand for commodities, but, he asked: Would the next 50 years be Africa’s period? “Possibly, if challenges are overcome.”David Cox, from analysts SNL Metal Economics Group, had a gloomier outlook, predicting a 15% to 20% decrease for exploration in Africa in 2014. At present, Canada drew 14% of world mineral exploration spending; South Africa only 1%. Spending on exploration was at $2-85-billion, although Africa was still lagging behind Latin America, while Canada continued to lose ground.Worldwide exploration in 2013 was led by Latin America at 26.7%; the rest of world took 16.5%; Africa took 16.5%. Adding copper shifted Africa to second place, however.Some good news came from Professor Magnus Ericsson, executive director at research group IntierraRMG, who said iron ore prices were expected to remain steady well into 2030, hovering around $120. And MoneyGold’s James Turk put the case for a return to gold as money in the 21st century. It retained its purchasing power over a long period, he pointed out.Social compact in miningThe Mining Ministerial Forum, running alongside the indaba, was opened by Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, who focused on the need for a social compact between companies and communities. Africa had high exploration potential, requiring local and international partners and investment to unearth.She called for responsible investment on the continent, “not based on exploitative principles centred solely on expectations for unrealistic rates of returns that are disguised on the principle of high risk – high return. As you know, mining is a long term investment and not about quick wins. Those who balance Africa’s mineral development with growth will ultimately receive the greatest reward in the long term.”Enduring partnerships, community development, nurturing human capacity growth and development, as well as institutional collaboration on joint technology development and deployment were strong themes in her remarks.“We also have to be cognisant of the fact that in order to effectively and comprehensively address the plight of the African continent, a gigantic shift and transformation in traditional mining jurisdictions is required,” the minister said. “This should entail a shift from exporting of largely raw materials to ensuring that minerals serve as a catalyst for accelerated industrialisation through mineral value-addition. This will also require development corridors that are a subject of multi-purpose infrastructure development.”Such investment required partners to agree on a creative win-win formula for financing of infrastructure that would deliver “Africa’s promise” and enable the emergence of a resilient African continent. The outlook for growth in the medium to long term was extremely positive, but Africa must speak with a single voice. “The African Mining Vision is indeed that voice. However, it is important that the Mining Vision be driven and led by Africans, who must ensure that Africa’s mineral resources are exploited in an equitable and optimal manner that underpins a broad-based sustainable inclusive growth and socio-economic development.”‘Make the most of what we’ve got’In his keynote address at the main indaba, Phil Newman, the chief executive of consultancy CRU Strategies, said he was optimistic. “I think we are due another game change.” He was speaking about the changing face of world mineral supply. His key point was that changing mineral supply was not new, and was something that would always change. It was important, however, not to miss it, and to remember that necessity was the mother of invention. “We can all learn from the ability of China to make the most of what we’ve got.”Mineral supply was affected by a number of drivers, two of which were technology and political will, or interference. Technology was going to become more and more important to mining, and innovation was key. He would not make any political predictions, but concluded by saying: “I believe technology will surprise us this decade – if only I knew how.”last_img read more

Touchline Newsletter – 4th Edition

first_imgThe journal is an excellent resource for affiliates as it investigates the ins and outs of risk management associated with sport by relating to real situations in various sports from all over the world. In the 4th edition of Touchline, Sportscover focus on the issue of Sport and the Law and when the two mix, it provides some fantastic sports anecdotes from around the globe in the ‘Sports Shorts’ section and also provides an interesting piece regarding head injuries among the contact football codes.To view a copy of the journal, please click the link below. http://www.sportscover.com/files/Touchline_edition4.pdflast_img

Winnipegs Indian and Métis Friendship Centre battles with AIM over who sits

first_imgShaneen Robinson-DesjarlaisAPTN National NewsAnother election was held to create a new board for the embattled Indian and Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg Wednesday night.The centre was incorporated nearly 60 years ago – but has been in the limelight lately because of allegations of mismanagement and infighting.There is hope that the new board will turn things around – but the voting process wasn’t without some heated moments.The tense moments involved board members and voters with ties to the American Indian Movement who some thought were taking over the board and creating their own agenda.“The membership has come to an agreement that only five members of the American Indian Movement will be allowed on the board,” announced Kathy Guimond-Doyle, interim chair of the meeting. “They’re not allowed to wear their patches and they are to swear an oath that they’re protecting the interests of the centre and not their group.”[email protected]last_img read more

Evan Turners No 21 to be raised to the rafters at Feb

Former OSU guard Evan Turner (21) is set to have his number retired on Feb. 16.Credit: Courtesy of TNSA fifth number will soon be hanging from the rafters of the Schottenstein Center to signify Ohio State men’s basketball immortality: Evan Turner’s No. 21.The former three-year OSU guard made Columbus his home from 2007-2010, winning the Naismith Award for the top player in the country for his final 2009-10 season. In that year, he averaged 20.4 points per game on 51.9 percent shooting and added 6.0 assists and 9.2 rebounds per contest.Turner left for the NBA after his junior season, where he went second overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. After parts of four seasons there and a brief stop in Indiana, the Chicago native now comes off the bench for the Boston Celtics, averaging about 27 minutes per game.The 6-foot-7 Turner was the fourth individual OSU player to win the national player of the year award. He finished his collegiate career 18th in OSU scoring with 1,517 points and ninth in assists with 414.The No. 21 is scheduled to be lifted on Feb. 16 in a halftime ceremony during a game against Michigan, the same opponent Turner hit a famous buzzer-beating 3-pointer against in the 2010 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.Turner’s number will join John Havlicek’s No. 5, Jerry Lucas’s No. 11, Jim Jackson’s No. 22 and Gary Bradds’ No. 35 in the Schottenstein Center rafters. All but Havlicek won a national player of the year award.The game against Michigan is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16. read more

Team first mindset part of balancing act for Ohio State mens gymnastics

Facing difficulty in balancing classes, work and social life is commonplace for college students. Add in conditioning and training, and you get a combo that leaves little time for sleep. Just when there is a moment to get a few hours of rest, it is time to wake up and do it all over again, said John Laing, a senior pommel horse specialist for the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team and a civil engineering major. The life of a male gymnast is a balancing act between the achievement of perfection and time management while working toward competing on a collegiate level and being a college student. “It’s tough balancing the workout schedule and all the stuff outside the gym,” said Michael Newburger, a redshirt junior pommel horse specialist and a mathematics and physics major. “I spend a lot of time in my classes and you always want to have a social life, too, but you always think about putting the team first.” Rustam Sharipov, the OSU men’s gymnastics coach, said he thinks learning is the most important part of being a student-athlete. “Gymnastics is one of the sports where you never waste your time,” Sharipov said. “As long as the kid got his education and he doesn’t have any regrets, I’m fine with that and that means I did my job. And that’s what it is all about.” While some naive onlookers may not realize it at first, men’s and women’s gymnastics have different sets of rules and regulations, even though both sports are fundamentally based on perfection and physical and mental strength. “People think we use a lot of music like the girls and it’s really choreographed,” Newburger said. “Although it is an artistic sport, we try to keep that perfection and that performance attitude, but it is a very physical, very serious athletic sport.” After tying for second in the 2013 Windy City Invitational Jan. 19 in Chicago and earning second place in the Metroplex Challenge Friday in Dallas, some members of the No. 5-ranked men’s team said they still are striving for more. “Things don’t just happen by themselves, you have to make things happen and not sit back and wait for things to happen,” Laing said. While sports like football and basketball enjoy relative levels of popularity nationally, Laing said gymnastics’ relevance in major college athletics isn’t quite as clear. “There are 17 Division I colleges that participate, and it is slowly getting less and less popular with everyone in general,” he said. “The average person can’t come in here and do a flip, which to us is very basic, but it’s not something where someone off the street can just come in here and mess around and do.” read more

Womens basketball Ohio State selected as No 5 seed in Lexington region

Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell drives to the basket and attempts a layup against Purdue in the Big Ten tournament semifinal in Indianapolis on March 4. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (26-6) has been selected to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the Lexington region and will play No. 12 seed Western Kentucky on Friday.The Big Ten regular-season champion Buckeyes will play the first two rounds in Lexington, Kentucky with a possible matchup against the No. 4 seed Kentucky Wildcats in the second round.This is OSU’s 24th appearance all-time in the NCAA tournament and the program’s third straight appearance. Last season, OSU lost as a No. 2 seed to No. 6 seed Tennessee in the Sweet 16.OSU finished at No. 11 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll.The Buckeyes are coming off a Purdue upset in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament on March 4. The Boilermakers halted OSU’s momentum, ending their 12 game win streak. Big Ten Player of the Year Kelsey Mitchell leads the charge for OSU with 23 points per game, which ranks sixth nationally. Mitchell also averages 2.8 assists per game and is shooting 44 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3.Senior forward Shayla Cooper averages 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Redshirt sophomore guard Sierra Calhoun is one of OSU’s top outside threats, splashing in 39 percent of her 3-point attempts this season.It’s still a question whether or not redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga will be available for the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten’s leading rebounder went down with a foot injury in the final month of the season and hasn’t played since Feb. 4 at Wisconsin. read more