Giving World Online expands its surplus corporate goods service

first_imgGiving World Online expands its surplus corporate goods service 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 12 January 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Giving World Online, the platform for redistributing surplus corporate goods, is expanding its service across the Midlands, thanks to a Big Lottery grant.The service lets companies redirect surplus goods to charities and community groups in their local area, with the aim of alleviating poverty. The site handles a wide range of items including clothing, shoes, bedding, toiletries, educational items such as books, CD’s and DVD’s, cutlery, toys, office equipment, stationery, computers and arts and crafts materials.The three-year funding will help Giving World Online expand its service across the UK.The charity which runs it was set up 11 years ago as Konnect9 by sisters Rama and Sujata Bhalla, who were highly commended in the New Initiatives category of the Beacon Fellowship.Giving World Online is working with companies including Eon, John Lewis, and the University of Leicester. During 2011 it ensured that 72 tonnes of good quality items went to local community organisations rather than to Tagged with: Digital Donated goods Midlands  27 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

USU Women’s Soccer Announces Two Assistant Coaches

first_imgAugust 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Women’s Soccer Announces Two Assistant Coaches FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State head women’s soccer coach Heather Cairns announced the addition of two new coaching positions to her staff.They include volunteer assistant Ed Heberling and undergraduate assistant Jenny De Boer.Heberling comes to Logan from being the head coach at NAIA South Carolina-Beaufort where he started the program for the Sand Sharks in 2011.Heberling is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan, where he was an all-conference goalkeeper and forward for the NCAA Division III Tigers.Heberling’s wife, Laura, is an assistant with the Aggies’ softball program.De Boer is still a student at Utah State and played for the soccer program for three seasons before ultimately sustaining a career-ending injury.De Boer is slated to graduate from Utah State in May 2019 with a dual degree in economics and marketing. Brad James Tags: Ed Heberling/Heather Cairns/Iowa Wesleyan/Jenny De Boer Written bylast_img read more

Berbice cricket in good hands – Somwaru

first_img– says injunction against him withdrawnAS Berbice cricket embarks on a new journey, acting president Dhieranidranauth SomwaruDhieranidranauth Somwarufeels the development of the game in the Ancient County is in good hands.Somwaru’s comments came days after Hilbert Foster, CEO of Guyana’s leading sports club, Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), pointed out that Berbice cricket is in disarray due to the lust for power, both at the county and national levels.Foster made the statement during his address at the RHTY&SC’s 27th annual awards ceremony last Sunday,when he also mentioned that Berbice cricket is run by people who have no vision, no capacity to manage and are in charge, despite not being elected to do so.“Whatever this body is doing,is not for personal interest but for cricket, so I don’t understand Mr. Foster’s statement when he says Berbice cricket is in disarray due to the lust for power.“When he says we do not have no vision for the game, really I cannot understand what he means by that because for the past month and over we have been playing a number of cricket matches,because youth cricket takes precedence over the senior cricket,” Somwaru stated.He continued “In the first part of the year we played the youth tournaments – the Under-15, 17 and 19 , but we could not access funds that the Berbice Cricket Board had when we took over office. Therefore,we could not take out money to run any cricket, so when Mr. Foster is saying that we do not have vision, something is definitely wrong because we have a body that is functioning, but we need support.”The BCB has been thrown into turmoil a few months after the last election in December 2014,when an injunction significantly limited the work of the then Anil Beharry-led administration, of which Somwaru was the first vice-president.However, after the one-year term, according to what is stipulated in the Cricket Administration Bill, the BCB term expired in December 2015, and Beharry resigned from the post in January of this year.Following Beharry’s resignation, Somwaru assumed the responsibility of acting president, since according to him the injunction was subsequently withdrawn.“What happened, the two persons that filed the injunction, Mr. Allicock and Mr. David Black – they withdrew the injunction against me after Mr. Anil Beharry resigned as the president of the BCB, so giving me a chance to run as the president (acting), and that is what I did, but what happened is that certain people in the previous administration were not functioning effectively, so I rescinded some of those positions,” he stated.Somwaru further added, “another thing we asked the previous Secretary of the board,Ms. Angela Hannif to supply us with were two things – an assets register and the state of the competitions that were run under the previous administration;we could not get those, so even if we had wanted to run competitions or to continue those competitions, it could not be possible because the state of those competitions were unknown, but having said that the people are functioning – no selectors have been thrown out.”“We are functioning, I am the acting president, and I am functioning, and according to the constitution of the board, I could appoint people or nominate people to function officially on the board. We cannot hold elections because of the injunction and the Cricket Administration Bill,” he said.Somwaru,who is also the president of the Guyana Cricket Umpire Council (GCUC) is of the firm belief that a partnership with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is integral for the development of the game,both at the county and national level.Meanwhile, the Guyana Cricket Administration Act was passed in the National Assembly on May 15, 2014, and assented to by the then President on August 4, 2014.The aim of the Act is to bring about order in the administration of cricket and to improve its governance and financial accountability arrangements.However, the Act is yet to be implemented because of the then acting Chief Justice’s ruling of April 29, 2015, that restrains the holding of elections under the Act in respect of the Guyana Cricket Board and the county boards of Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice until the hearing and determination of the substantive action.last_img read more

Hull Boss, Bruce, Holds England Manager Talks with English FA

first_imgHull boss Steve Bruce was interviewed by the Football Association on Monday about the England manager’s job.Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has also been interviewed and is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson, who quit after England lost to Iceland at Euro 2016.Hull said Bruce, 55, has “held informal discussions” but “no official approach has been received from the FA”.“It’s got to be the prime job that any Englishman could ever want to have,” Bruce told Sky Sports. “I’m highly flattered to be even considered. I put my case across and let’s hope it was successful.”Bruce added he was up against “a big pal of mine” in Allardyce, and that whoever gets the job needs to take away the players’ “fear in tournaments” after a run of just one win in seven matches at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann have also been linked with the role.Bruce led the Tigers back into the Premier League last season after relegation to the Championship in 2015.Hull’s statement added they want the FA to “conclude their business quickly in order to avoid further speculation”.Sunderland called on the FA to “bring about a swift resolution to the matter” after Allardyce was interviewed last week.FA chief executive Martin Glenn is fronting a three-man panel, which also includes FA technical director Dan Ashworth and board member David Gill, to decide the next England manager.Former Manchester United captain and defender Bruce, who was never capped by England, said in June that he would be staying at Hull.However, amid talk of a takeover at KC Stadium, he accepted he could be replaced when asked if he was certain of his position.Prior to talks with the FA, Bruce recently said it was “highly flattering” to be linked with a role he hopes goes to an Englishman.“There’s nobody more patriotic than I am,” he told BBC Radio Humberside.“I’m honoured to be linked with it. It’s the pinnacle to go and manage your country. What bigger job in the world is there?”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Connacht get heroes welcome in Galway

first_imgMatt Healy scored Connacht’s third try on 57 minutes with Sean Cronin giving Leinster some hope 10 minutes later.But the men from Galway held on to secure the silverware for the first time. They paraded through the City on an open top bus following yesterday’s historic 20-10 victory over Leinster in the final at Murrayfield.Connacht made a great start with full-back Tiernan O’Halloran getting the opening try in the 13th minute.Winger Niyi Adeolokun scored a superb touchdown midway through the half to give Connacht a 15-0 interval lead.last_img read more

Staffordshire club appoints a charter champion

first_img Enville Golf Club in Staffordshire has become the latest in a growing list of English golf clubs to have signed up to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.In signing up to the charter, the club has committed to a number of measurable and tangible strategies to increase the number of women and girls playing and working in golf and to develop and implement an internal strategy to enhance gender balance at every level of club life. These include promoting the inclusion of women with nominations to the Board of Directors, making the course more accessible both for new golfers and the elderly and actively promoting careers for women in the golf industry.2019 Ladies’ Club Captain, Sue Dimmock, has been appointed as Charter Champion to drive the campaign and to ensure that the targets are reached.“Enville Golf Club has actively been supporting initiatives to get more women and girls into golf for some time now,” confirmed the club’s General Manager, Heather Mulley.“Working with the R&A and hosting the Girls’ Open Amateur Championship in 2017 was truly inspirational. It ignited a real passion to support women’s golf and focussed my attention on issues affecting not just our club, but club’s countrywide.To receive a hand-written letter from R&A CEO Martin Slumbers recognising my efforts to embrace the Women in Golf Charter was a definite career highlight,” Mulley added.Enville currently has 63 full and five-day playing lady members, as well as seven active junior girls, and the plan is to increase that number and to aim for an equal number of junior girl and junior boy members.The club has already launched a couple of initiatives to bolster numbers including launching a Ladies’ Golf Academy in 2018 and playing an active part in England Golf’s Girls’ Golf Rocks campaign.“In 2018 we launched our Ladies’ Academy offering a structured pathway into golf and golf club membership,” explained Mulley. “The package included ten private lessons with our Pro, six group lessons, full use of the practice facilities and clubhouse and 72 holes on the course with a mentor. In our first year we had 14 ladies sign up. One lady has joined as a full member, two have gone to other clubs, but are continuing with their golf, and six others have signed up for a second year. In 2019 we have also had eight new ladies on the programme so hopefully our success story will continue.“We are coming to the end of the Girls’ Golf Rocks initiative and were delighted to be chosen to run the scheme,” she added. “It has been a real delight for all involved. Our Lady Vice Captain, Donna Wharton has worked particularly hard to make this a success and our girls have risen to the challenge and have become excellent Ambassadors.“We regularly had 10 to 12 local girls of all ages attending the sessions and we are confident some of those girls will progress to become junior members of the club. We would urge any club to take advantage of the ideas and schemes offered by England Golf. We have all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”Mulley’s enthusiasm for promoting women’s golf both internally and externally is shared by Lady Club Captain Dimmock.“It is important for golf to reflect diversity in society by embracing inclusion both in the workforce and on the golf course,” she said. “Enville is committed to exploring ways in which we can support the various initiatives that look to progress diversity and inclusion.“It is not only our aim to increase levels of membership here at Enville, but to increase women’s participation in the game of golf,” she added. “If every golfing organisation countrywide take up one initiative, no matter how small, what a great difference that could make.”Image copyright: Leaderboard Copyright. 13 Sep 2019 Staffordshire club appoints a charter champion Tags: Staffordshire, Women in Golf Charterlast_img read more

Molly Maguire’s Opens Its Doors Just In Time For St. Pat’s

first_imgRUMSON — Mike and Kathy Maguire like to kid each other that they have another child. That child—their sixth, in fact—is their new restaurant and bar.While the name and the owners are new, the location it occupies has a long history in the borough as a comfortable, local pub and restaurant.The Maguires are the new owners of Molly Maguire’s Blackpoint Inn, 132 East River Road. The restaurant, which they acquired last October, had its official grand opening last Thursday, and will, the Maguires said, continue to serve traditional Irish fare and be the comfortable spot that patrons have come to expect over the years.Mike Maguire, who works full time as medical sales rep, said recently he had wanted to name one of his children Molly. It is a name he always liked and one he thought would be in keeping with the names of his other children, whose names all begin with M. “But my wife said ‘I will never name my child after a bar,’” Mike explained.The Maquires had been considering starting a business of their own and had looked into a number of possibilities when they heard that the former Murray McGregor’s was available.“We were looking at all different avenues to make something for ourselves and our family,” Kathy Maguire said.“I wasn’t as gung-ho as my husband for a restaurant, she acknowledged. “But I did say it would have to be the perfect place,” and when she saw the location and the community she thought it was “the perfect spot for our family… we would just grow into the place and make our home here.”“That’s exactly what we have here,” she said.And Mike finally got his Molly.Kathy also liked adding the words ‘Black Point Inn’ to the name “Molly Maguire’s” because of the history of the inn and its importance to the area. Before the Maguires took it over, the location had been Murray MacGregor’s Publick House for the last couple of years, before that it was Briody’s, a well-known restaurant and watering hole. Prior to Briody’s the bar/restaurant had been known as the Black Point Inn for many, many years.“We have a lot of older folks come to our restaurant,” she said, “and they come in and say, ‘As a kid I remember it as the Black Point Inn.’ And it’s just nice to hear that people stay in the community.”So much so, she said, that she and Mike are hoping to eventually relocate to the borough, especially given the time they will be spending here.The restaurant will continue the tradition of food and live music at Molly Maguire’s, with an entertainment lineup that includes Pat Guadagno, Dave McCarthy and others. “And that’s what makes this place comfortable,” those traditions, she said. “You can meet your old friends, you can meet new friends and have fun.”Mike and Kathy Maguire are the new owners of Molly Maguire’s in Rumson. They celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant on Thursday, March 1. The parents of five children, the Maguires joke that their new restaurant is their “sixth child.”last_img read more

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London Olympics: Bronze medallist Gagan Narang gets a hero’s welcome in Pune

first_imgA sea of people, a bright red pheta and a flower bedecked chariot welcomed India’s Olympic hero Gagan Narang who kickstarted the medal rush for India at the London Olympics with a bronze. The ace shooter won a bronze on July 30 when he finished third in the 10m air rifle event at the Royal Artillery Barracks.Yesterday, he crashed out of the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions qualifying round and returned to Pune, the city where he had trained for the past four years.The champion went directly to the Balewadi Sports Complex where he runs an academy called Gun for Glory that trains aspiring shooters. Dressed in a dark suit, he frequently flashed his medal as he beamed at the rousing welcome that the gathered crowds gave him.At Gun For Glory, where his students and supporters had gathered, Maharashtra state sports minister Padmakar Valvi felicitated Narang for winning his first ever medal at the Olympics.”The Maharashtra government congratulates him and we will soon organise a public function for his felicitation. The government will extend the lease of the academy for another five years in recognition of the good work that Narang has done,” he said.The minister further announced that the government would provide financial grant for ammunition and rifles for training aspiring shooters at the Academy that Narang founded a year ago.”We are sure that in the 2016 Olympics, he will succeed in winning and continue to keep the Indian flag flying high,” said Valvi, adding that 25 shooters of national and international standards had trained here with Narang.advertisementThe sports hero’s parents were also felicitated at the event. “It is a very proud moment for the country that he brought the medal and having trained at the Balewadi stadium range, he wanted to first come here and light a lamp.The country and Pune, in particular, are very proud of him,” said his father B S Narang. The crowd applauded as the Olympic hero flashed his bronze once again, saying, “This medal belongs to all of you; it belongs to the country.”Cradling it in his hand, the winner at several prestigious sports events across the world thanked all who had been a part of his journey-his family, coach, students at the Academy, fans on FaceBook who he “hadn’t been able to reply to” and friends who he “hadn’t been able to communicate with” over the last few  busy weeks.”Thank you for your appreciation of my efforts. It has not been easy; in fact, it’s been tough. Looking at your support, it’s now sinking in that I’ve won something big,” he said.Narang appealed to parents to encourage children to pursue their interest in sports and urged the state government to include sports in the study curriculum. “A sport teaches you a lot; I have learnt lot from people who didn’t believe in me, that’s where the motivation came from,” he said.Recalling his first visit to Balewadi in 2008, he said, “I first came here in 2008 and today, I am extremely happy to be here for my felicitation.”Stating that he was “surprised” to see the facilities that the Maharashtra government had provided at the Balewadi Sports Complex, he urged the state, along with Haryana, to be the “torchbearers for sports.”Ending his brief speech, Narang said, “I trained here for four years and winning an Olympic medal was very difficult. I came back here because this is where I had trained and this is where I want to train you all.”last_img read more

NAFTA A summary of where talks stand

first_imgMONTREAL – Here’s a summary of where the NAFTA talks stand after a week-long round in Montreal. The round officially concludes Monday with meetings between the political ministers leading the negotiations for Canada, Mexico and the U.S.Chapters: A chapter on anti-corruption measures was concluded in Montreal. Officials from one country say chapters on telecommunications and digital trade are also more than 90 per cent done.Autos: The countries have begun a real dialogue. Previous rounds saw acrimony over a U.S. demand that 85 per cent of a car’s parts be North American — a major increase from the current 62.5 per cent requirement — and 50 per cent be American to avoid a tariff. Some in the auto sector called that idea so unworkable it would induce companies to move to Asia and simply pay the import tariff. At this round, Canada proposed a major overhaul: include the value of intellectual property in the calculation, instead of just parts, thereby inflating U.S. numbers while being less disruptive to the industry. The countries are now analyzing how such formulas could work, and the idea has been turned over to political decision-makers in the U.S. and Mexico for their input.Chapter 11: The Americans want it to be voluntary for countries to participate in the investor-state system, which allows companies to sue countries for discriminatory treatment. The U.S. has suggested it might want to opt out of the system, arguing that it provides assurance for investors outsourcing operations to Mexico. This is not to be confused with the Chapter 19 system, which handles fights over punitive duties, on cases such as softwood lumber — the Americans want that gone entirely. At this round, the Chapter 19 irritant was largely avoided. But the Canadians and Mexicans worked out a proposal on Chapter 11. Their idea would essentially sideline the Americans, creating a new investor-state system that applies only to them. Under the Canadian proposal, backed by Mexico, the U.S. would be prevented from participating in or developing the rules of the new system: “We basically said to them, ‘If you want to opt out that’s fine, you’re gone,”’ one non-American said.Sunset clause: The U.S. has proposed a clause that would automatically terminate NAFTA every five years, unless renewed by all three countries. The other countries called that unworkable, and a constant chill on investment, akin to placing an automatic-divorce clause in a marriage license. In November, the Mexicans proposed turning this termination clause into a review clause — meaning it would force regular reviews of how the agreement is working, but not threaten automatic termination. They pointed out that NAFTA already has a termination clause, which countries are free to use. The Canadians offered new ideas at this round for how the review clause might work. One suggestion is for NAFTA’s central body, the Free Trade Commission, to produce regular updates on how the agreement is working.Dairy: The U.S. wants to end, within a decade, Canada’s supply-management system, which limits imports on milk, cheese and poultry, and sets minimum prices. The U.S. also wants to end a special program, known as Class 7, which lets Canadian producers sell certain cheese-making proteins at lower worldwide prices, squeezing out some imports from Americans who have an excess supply. This politically sensitive file, which touches rural ridings especially in central Canada, tends to get pushed down to the wire in trade negotiations. Sources say Canada has not made any counter-offers in Montreal.Labour: No dramatic developments. In the U.S., Democrats have just published a letter urging their country to demand far higher labour standards from Mexico. While calling this week’s discussions excellent in general, a Democratic congressman in Montreal, Bill Pascrell, said his enthusiasm has been dampened by a lack of progress on labour, and by what he views as Mexican nonchalance. “I don’t think they get it,” he said. But Mexico says it agrees with higher standards; new labour and environmental chapters in NAFTA; new worker protections; tougher enforcement of existing laws; and combating imports tied to child labour. It disputes the suggestion that it’s avoiding the issue. It also says that NAFTA is an inappropriate place to push for wage guarantees, as wages are a function of myriad domestic economic conditions. Canada has also proposed ending right-to-work laws in the U.S., which is viewed as a non-starter by the Americans.Buy American: The U.S. wants limits on how many public contracts can be won by its free-trade neighbours. In October, it proposed limiting Canada and Mexico to one dollar of contracts for every dollar in contracts granted by Canada and Mexico to American companies. The other countries declared this a non-starter. Sources say there was no major engagement on this at the Montreal round.What’s next: Future talks are slated for late February in Mexico, then for Washington a month later. It’s unclear what happens next. Mexico has a presidential election in July and the next president gets sworn in in December, while the U.S. will have national congressional elections in the fall. U.S. President Donald Trump has a decision to make by about March: start cancelling NAFTA, keep negotiating, or pause until the fall. The new engagement at this round has some insiders hoping he might avoid cancelling the deal. Officials from one country speculated this week that talks might continue through 2018, despite the elections.last_img read more