Charity Commission regional roadshows to start in York

first_img Howard Lake | 16 May 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Commission regional roadshows to start in York Next week the Charity Commission will hold its first open board meeting outside London and the first in a series of nine regional presentations of its three-year strategy to charity leaders across the country.Following the Commission’s recent review of its own activities, the regulator has recognised that it needs to meet more trustees and charities face-to-face to gain a better understanding of their priorities and needs.The York events will start on 24 May with a presentation to an invited list of charity chiefs by the Commission’s Chairman Geraldine Peacock and its Chief Executive Andrew Hind. The following day’s open board meeting will address a range of topics from the Commission’s policy stance on charities providing public services, to promoting trust and confidence in the 190,000 charities the Commission regulates in England and Wales. Advertisement 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. Geraldine Peacock, chairman of the Charity Commission, said: “There are almost 12,000 charities in Yorkshire, so this is very important area to us in terms of the concentration and the diversity of charities in the region.”Hosted by York Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), the evening reception is by invitation only. However, members of the public are invited to attend the open board meeting, starting at 9.30am at York’s Marriott Hotel.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

State Recognizes Two Local Farming Families

first_imgThe Chipman family receiving their Hoosier Homestead Award.Indianapolis – Two Southeastern Indiana families are being recognized with Hoosier Homestead Awards at the State Fair.The Chipman Family Farm, located in Dillsboro, has been in operation since 1907. The family received the centennial award for over 100 years of ownership.The Heath Family Farm, in Vevay, received the sesquicentennial and has been in operation since 1863.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is congratulating the recipients saying, “These families are the epitome of what it means to be a Hoosier: hardworking and willing to sacrifice for the wellbeing others.”“I am pleased to see them receive the recognition they deserve and wish to extend my sincerest congratulations to both families on this special day.”In 1976, the program was first established to acknowledge Indiana’s farming families that have made contributions to the economy, culture and the state’s overall advancement. Since the program’s inception, roughly 5,000 farms have been recognized for their dedication to Hoosier agriculture.“Farming is certainly no easy job and the Hoosier Homestead Awards offer recognition where much is due,” said Rep. Frye. “I am confident that the Chipman and Heath families’ dedication and perseverance will afford them both many more years of success.”Each year, two award ceremonies are held; one at the Statehouse in February and the other at the State Fair in August.In February, the Hicks Family Farm, in Napoleon, received the centennial award.last_img read more

Cech excited by Mourinho talk

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has described the prospect of Jose Mourinho returning to the club as “fantastic”. Yet despite looking forward with optimism, Cech is saddened that the reign of interim manager Rafael Benitez is coming to an end. The Spaniard takes charge of the Blues for the final time as they face Manchester City in the second of two lucrative post-season friendlies at Yankee Stadium in New York this weekend. Benitez has overcome huge fan hostility since succeeding Roberto di Matteo to leave on a high after winning the Europa League and securing third in the Barclays Premier League. Cech, 31, said: “I think he has done a very good job, obviously, having won the Europa League and qualified for the Champions League. I think this was the aim, and to try to do as best as we could. He worked hard from day one and tried to do the best for the club. In the end he is leaving with a European trophy, which is great for him.” Defender David Luiz, who has excelled at times under Benitez, also paid tribute to the Spaniard, whose past associations with Liverpool made him a reviled figure among supporters on arrival. The Brazil international said: “He has done a great job at Chelsea. He has had a lot of pressure. He has shown character and that he is a professional. I am so happy we won a title and qualified directly for the Champions League.” Luiz added that he was excited about the prospect of being managed by Mourinho, who has also won the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan. Luiz said: “Everyone says positive things about him and everyone knows about his qualities. He has done a great job in many clubs in the world, like Chelsea. We would be excited to work with an experienced coach like that.” Press Associationcenter_img The flamboyant Portuguese boss is expected to take charge at Stamford Bridge for a second time this summer after it was confirmed he is to leave Real Madrid at the end of the Spanish season. Mourinho won two Barclays Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his three-year spell at the club between 2004 and 2007. Cech, who arrived in the same summer as Mourinho nine years ago, said: “He is a great manager and I think everyone remembers how successful we were with him as a manager. If he could reproduce that it would be fantastic.” last_img read more

West Palm Beach Man Accused of Impregnating 13-Year-Old Girl

first_imgA South Florida man who is accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl told investigators that he is in love with her.West Palm Beach Police this week arrested 23-year-old Mario Rubendi Recinos Lucas on four counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the age of 12 and 18.Police say the girl told detectives that she met Recinos when he moved into an apartment near where she lived, and that the had been dating for a year and a half.She added that he would take her, her sister and another child to school in the mornings, and he would visit her at home after work, according to the police report.The girl told detectives that her mom asked Recinos to get her children so that she could do chores, and that he acted as if he was taking care of them when the parents were not home.Additionally, police learned that the girl had sex with the suspect on four occasions, the first time being in July of last year, about four months after they started dating.The arrest report states that the suspect told officers that he met the girl in December of 2018 when she was 12, and he initially did not want to get involved with her. However, he felt an attraction for her and started dating her soon thereafter.Recinos said that he wanted to tell the girl’s mother, but the girl suggested he not do so, so he could avoid going to jail.He also told investigators that he wants to have a family with the girl.Police say the girl gave birth to a boy two weeks ago.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Boxing Club Summer Camp

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the cast of aspiring young boxers with Team of the Week honours.More information regarding the Nelson Boxing and Athletic Club can be found at the club’s website. The Nelson Boxing and Athletic Club held a very successful first annual Summer Boxing Camp recently at the Baker Street location in the basement of the Pharmasave Building.More than 15 boxers from host Nelson, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Saskatchewan were put through 12-hour days to refine their skills in the ring.last_img

10 Mobile Trends for 2011

first_imgsarah perez Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement In its annual mobile technology report, Forrester Research has outlined the trends it expects to see in the coming year. Technologies like 4G and LTE, Near Field Communication (NFC), barcodes and augmented reality will see increasing amounts of hype in 2011, and the use of mobile/social/location combinations will soar, the report says. But for companies, the goal should now be on developing mobile business cases and strategies, and not jumping on the bandwagons surrounding these types of disruptions.These technologies – LTE, NFC and mobile AR – will take years to emerge, says Forrester. Strategy needs to come before technology.2010 Trends ContinueForrester’s 2011 report began by analyzing its performance on last’s year’s predictions. Overall, the firm gave itself a B+ on accuracy. It says that the trends we saw last year will continue in the year ahead. These included around 20 trends that were lumped into four general categories: disruptive forces, emerging trends, consumer use of mobile for commerce and company spending on mobile.Last year, Forrester had claimed that we would see non-telco companies like Apple, Google and Facebook seeing increased importance as key players in the mobile ecosystem, we would see increasing device and OS (operating system) fragmentation, the increased integration of location and social into mobile services, increased consumer use of mobile commerce services and mobile product professionals would be increasing their mobile budgets.While those still hold true, says Forrester, new trends for 2011 are emerging.To summarize, the trends are as follows:1) Mobile/Social/Local Combinations will Explode but will Generate Little Revenue As we also recently noted, everyone is getting into mobile/social/local services these days from Facebook to Google and Amazon to Groupon. But Forrester says that while the number and usage of these services will increase, it does not expect the services to generate meaningful revenue in 2011. Also, in a side note, there’s bad news for Foursquare buried in the report. Although Forrester doesn’t name names, it says that “location-based social networks” will struggle as standalone activities as major players like Facebook integrate location into their services, like Facebook has done with Facebook Places.2) 2011 is the Year of the “Dumb” Smartphone UserSmartphones will become more affordable, thanks to handset subsidies. And these new users will be less engaged and active than smartphone early adopters. Forrester expects they’ll download fewer apps on average, but will consume more mobile media thanks to consumer education and convenience provided by the phones.Despite the fact that these former “dumb phone” users may download fewer apps than early adopters, the overall app forecast is still good. In fact, Gartner also just released a report that stated mobile app store revenue will pass $15 billion in 2011. It said:Worldwide mobile application store downloads are forecast to reach 17.7 billion downloads in 2011, a 117 percent increase from an estimated 8.2 billion downloads in 2010…By the end of 2014, Gartner forecast over 185 billion applications will have been downloaded from mobile app stores, since the launch of the first one in July 2008.Worldwide mobile application store revenue is projected to surpass $15.1 billion in 2011, both from end users buying applications and applications themselves generating advertising revenue for their developers. This is a 190 percent increase from 2010 revenue of $5.2 billion.(Note: The “dumb” reference in Forrester’s trend title is not meant to a slight at the intelligence of these new users, by the way, but the phones they’ve upgraded from: feature phones, also sometimes called “dumb phones.”)3) The Mobile Fragmentation Problem will Continue Forrester says it expects fragmentation to continue, but it’s not just referring to the multiple variations of a single OS. It means that some customers have smartphones, some have feature phones, some use apps, some use SMS, plus there are multiple OS’s in existence, in multiple versions, with multiple screen sizes and there are a higher number of devices out there. In short: fragmentation. The costs of porting, maintaining and promoting apps will remain high.4) The “Apps vs. Internet” Debate Will Continue…to be IrrelevantSays Forrester, it’s not a question of “either/or” when it comes to a choice between apps vs. the mobile Web, but both. Frequent and intense users of services like banking and brokerage will want curated experiences in the form of apps, but the Internet will remain the fallback for more occasional information and needs. Mobile developers frustrated with the costs of building mobile apps for multiple platforms should rely more on the Web. Even if HTML5 doesn’t scale within the next 2 to 3 years, mobile browsing experiences are improving, the report notes. But for targeting the “SuperConnecteds” and “Entertainers” (referring to two types of mobile users the firm classified previously, referring to, respectively, heavy users and those who listen to music, watch video and play games), apps are still needed.5) Mobile Marketing Spend will Surpass $1 BillionMarketer will begin allocating dedicated resources to mobile in 2011. In the U.S., Forrester forecasts that marketing spend on mobile display ads and search will surpass $1 billion in 2011. Marketers will find quantifiable ROI on mobile for generating real leads, driving foot traffic, and selling products and services.6) Mobile Will Increasingly Prompt Users to Interact with Their Environment In 2011, NFC will begin to matter. The market will move away from the trial stage in regions where there is NFC infrastructure in place, but barriers will still need to be removed for the technology to really take off. These include consumer demand, education and business model issues. Other technologies like QR codes (a type of barcode) and augmented reality will prompt users to hold up their phones to interact with the world around them. These initiatives, however, will remain nice, but will help raise awareness of the new forms of interaction provided by mobile.7) The Attention to 4G will Vastly Outweigh the Impact of 4G NetworksMore operators will launch 4G networks in 2011 to a lot of buzz, but Forrester says to ignore the hype. “4G will have as little impact as 3G had when it launched in Europe and the U.S. in 203.” It took nearly 7 years for half of mobile subscribers in those regions to have 3G capable phones, says the firm. Expect similar trends for 4G.8) Companies will Invest First in Convenient Services for ConsumersForrester says that mobile product and service professionals, particularly in the travel industry, will invest first to keep their most lucrative customers happy. And in the hierarchy of benefits that mobile offers – revenue generation, cost savings and convenience – convenience will reign during 2011.9) Casual Gaming Will Continue to Boom Smartphones have become powerful gaming devices for the mass market, and this trend will continue in 2011. In the premium mobile space, new business models based on subscriptions, microtransactions and in-app billing will expand from the games category into others, like music and news.10) “Mobile” Will Mean More than Mobile PhonesConsumer adoption of tablets, eReaders, portable media devices and other mobile products has grown in 2010 and this will continue in 2011. Apps and services will need to work across devices and consumers will want ubiquitous access to content and services.  This will force service providers to sync content via the cloud to maintain a consistent experience across platforms. Tags:#mobile#Trends last_img read more

No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDon’t expect any reunion between Louie Alas and son Kevin at Phoenix in the PBA–at least not in the immediate future.Just minutes after the story broke that Alas would be taking the head coaching duties of the Fuel Masters, the soft-spoken former Alaska assistant said he would rather let Kevin spread his wings with the NLEX Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Likewise, I am sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially coach Alex, who has been very supportive and is a dear friend to me and my family.”Sources said Alas signed a three-year deal with Phoenix. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The younger Alas has been entrusted with a major responsibility by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao and has responded with aplomb.“He’s doing good at NLEX,” Alas told the Inquirer from Hong Kong, where he was awaiting an 8 p.m. flight back to Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was earlier reported that Alas would replace Ariel Vanguardia, who reportedly resigned as Phoenix coach. Alas said his staff would be made up of Lyceum coach Topex Robinson and his former deputies at Letran, brother Mel and Kris Reyes.“I’m super excited to take on a head coaching position again as it will be a big challenge,” said Alas, who once coached Mobiline (now TNT) in the early 2000s. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lanete gets boost from starting gig, pounces on chance to make impact LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Anthony Davis picked as an NBA All-Star reserve; 4 first-timers make it

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. With LeBron James back, Lakers outlast Clippers in OT LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Pelicans standout Anthony Davis — only three days removed from having his trade request made known publicly — was one of the 14 players announced Thursday as reserves for the All-Star Game in Charlotte. Davis wants to be swapped out of New Orleans by the Feb. 7 trade deadline, so it remains unclear if his uniform for the All-Star contest on Feb. 17 will bear a Pelicans logo or not.It’s the sixth consecutive All-Star nod for Davis. The Pelicans aren’t sure if he’ll play for them again, though there’s also no guarantee that he gets traded by next week either.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“That’s something that will obviously have to be discussed about what’s best for him and what’s best for our team,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said.The other Western Conference reserves were Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, Denver’s Nikola Jokic, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Golden State’s Klay Thompson, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns. Jokic said he wasn’t surprised, though some of the people closest to him, he said, were apparently caught a bit off-guard. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town FILE- In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Davis’ agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)New Orleans has an All-Star for the sixth straight year.That is, unless he gets traded first.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “My girlfriend started to cry and my brother started yelling and screaming,” Jokic said on TNT, which broadcast the reserve announcements.Indiana’s Victor Oladipo was selected as one of the Eastern Conference reserves, even though his season is over because of injury. The other reserves from the East were Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Detroit’s Blake Griffin and Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic — the first Magic player to make the game since Dwight Howard in 2012.Jokic, Middleton, Simmons and Vucevic are the first-time All-Stars. Vucevic’s teammates were as happy as he was to get the word.“To see somebody be rewarded for their hard work, that’s great,” Orlando’s Terrence Ross said.Fans, media and players collaborated on the voting for the starters. The reserves were picked by NBA coaches.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s truly an honor to be selected as an All-Star by the coaches in our league,” Griffin said.Dallas rookie Luka Doncic didn’t make the cut, getting denied in his bid to be the first rookie since Griffin in 2011 to be picked for the game. Only seven rookies in the last 30 years have been All-Stars — Griffin, Yao Ming, Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Shaquille O’Neal, Dikembe Mutombo and David Robinson.Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert both fell short, as did the Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris. Phoenix’s Devin Harris also wasn’t picked, despite entering Thursday 11th in the NBA in scoring and 10th in assists. Rebounding leader Andre Drummond of Detroit also didn’t make the game.Up next: The All-Star draft, to be handled by team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo on Feb. 7. James will have the first overall pick, and they’ll keep going until each side has 12 players for the matchup. James and Antetokounmpo will pick the starters first — with that pool including Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, Boston’s Kyrie Irving, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City’s Paul George and Houston’s James Harden.Meanwhile, for the second time in three years, the fans’ hopes to see Miami’s Dwyane Wade play one more All-Star Game seem dashed.There is one path for Wade to make the All-Star Game, and that’s if NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chooses him as Oladipo’s replacement. But there’s no shortage of other candidates from the East, with Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler, Brooklyn’s D’Angelo Russell and Boston’s Jayson Tatum all figuring to be worthy of consideration.Wade got the second-most votes of any Eastern Conference guard in 2017 and the second-most votes of any East guard again this year — and in both cases, he didn’t make the team even as a reserve. Under the system that was in place through 2016, he would have been a starter. But the NBA went to a weighted voting system in 2017, one that put less emphasis on the fan vote.So Wade’s career ends with 12 All-Star selections. He’s retiring after this season.“I don’t care. I don’t know how many times I’ve got to say it,” said Wade, whose stance throughout the All-Star voting process was he would play if selected, but he wasn’t going to lobby for a farewell appearance. “Whoever gets into the All-Star Game, congratulations to them. If it’s their first time, congratulations. I know how much it meant.” MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Appalachian coal miners and supporters are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease.The excise tax paid by coal companies funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, but the tax is set to decrease by half at the end of the year.Calling it a matter of life and death, supporters say the fund could be in jeopardy without the extension. Kenny Fleming had to retire early from coal mining in eastern Kentucky when he got sick. He called the fund a “lifesaver.”Rates of black lung, an incurable disease, have been on the rise in Appalachia in recent years.House Republicans inserted a one-year extension for the tax into a tax bill released this week.The Associated Presslast_img

City is seeking more partners for the upcoming High on Ice Festival

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City is in the process of planning their biggest event, the High on Ice Winter Festival and is seeking more partners to keep growing this annual event.The Festival is one of the main ways that the City encourages the public to get out and embrace winter. Although the festival is centred around ice carving, there is also a variety of winter-themed activities that are available to the public at little or no cost.It is the City’s goal to continue diversifying the event by offering new activities and generate excitement and awareness for the festival as well as engaging local businesses to help generate excitement and participation. To view, the Partnership Brochure CLICK HERE Some of the ways a business can get involved in the festival are; Volunteer to run an event during the festival weekend (either at Centennial Park or at your establishment)Donate in-kind materialsDonate funds to a volunteer group running a community event (ie. Cross Country Skiing, Face painting, Hot Chocolate, etc.) – we can connect you to our volunteers!Decorate your storefront with a winter themeCelebrate the event at your business by having a contest, prize giveaways or special  promotionHand out “High on Ice Winter Festival” promotional material (brochures programs, posters, coasters, coffee sleeves, etc.)Share our website link (fortstjohn.ca/ice) or Facebook posts and events.The City wants to celebrate and promote what you are doing at your establishment. By contacting the City they have the resources such as prize materials/giveaways, promotional material, as well as using their platforms to share your business for partnering up with them.For questions or collaboration ideas contact; Marissa Jordan, Recreation Programmer 250.794.3262 last_img read more