Wealthy broadcasters

Howard Lake | 17 August 2000 | News The Daily Mail today publishes a list of the 100 wealthiest broadcasters. Topping the list are Sir Peter Michael of GWR Group, Anne Wood & Family of Ragdoll Productions (of Teletubbies fame), and Michael Green of Carlton Communications.A number of comedians in the list have shown that funny business can lead to funny money. Rowan Atkinson, Jasper Carrott, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, and Jennifer Saunders are all multi-millionaires. Many of course already have established relationships with a number of charities. 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. Wealthy broadcasters AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Mark Cook joins Bryan Miller at Strategy Refresh

first_imgMark Cook joins Bryan Miller at Strategy Refresh Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Whitewater Howard Lake | 7 April 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising consultant Bryan Miller is being joined at his Strategy Refresh consultancy by Mark Cook, his former planning team colleague at fundraising and marketing agency Whitewater.Cook left Whitewater in 2011 to set up his own marketing consultancy Moving Thinking, working with clients such as RSPCA and UNICEF.Miller was Whitewater’s Planning Director until 2006, before working as Planning Partner at WWAV Rapp Collins and then running Cancer Research UK’s Strategy and Consumer Insight team. He set up Strategy Refresh in 2010.Bryan Miller and Mark Cook at Strategy RefreshCook said: Advertisementcenter_img “After three great years running Moving Thinking, I’m really excited to be joining forces with Bryan again. We’ve both developed some truly innovative approaches to help charities define and overcome their key strategic challenges, and bringing our skills and experience together creates a very exciting offer. Plus, we know it’ll be great fun too!”Miller and Cook will now be offering strategic consulting, including specialist training and support to help ensure charity and nonprofit marketers and fundraisers are equipped to push forward strategic change within their organisations.StrategyRefresh‘s  clients include BUAV, International Committee of the Red Cross, RSPCA, Save The Children, Terrence Higgins Trust, UNICEF, VSO, and WaterAid.Miller commented:“Mark and I strongly believe that one of the most important strategic resources any organisation has is its own marketing and fundraising staff.“For this reason, most of the projects we undertake combine strategic planning with activities focused specifically on building the skills, knowledge and confidence of client teams, so they can really achieve lasting strategic change”.  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Al-Jazeera English suspended in South Sudan

first_img screenshot© Al-Jazeera English May 3, 2017 Al-Jazeera English suspended in South Sudan News News to go further South SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the decision by South Sudan’s Media Authority to suspend the activities of the Al-Jazeera English bureau in Juba until further notice. South SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression News RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation center_img RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years on The Media Authority, whose members are appointed by President Salva Kiir, issued its order on 1 May. The bureau’s staff is banned from covering anything to do with South Sudan. The ban follows a series of Al-Jazeera reports about the ongoing clashes between government forces and rebel troops. The Qatari TV news channel reported on 20 April that many civilians had been displaced by fighting in the southern county of Kajo-Keji. Its references to the significant losses sustained by the government forces in the course of this fighting seem to upset the authorities. RSF regards the closure of the Al-Jazeera bureau in Juba as an attack on media pluralism and the freedom to inform. South Sudan has fallen 30 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since the start of the civil war and is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in the 2017 Index. Help by sharing this information December 23, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on South Sudan Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 25, 2020 Find out more Online memorial and writing prize launched to mark 30th birthday of slain journalist Christopher Allen News August 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Utah State’s Savon Scarver Named Consensus All-American

first_img Tags: All-American/Savon Scarver/Utah State Aggies Football December 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Savon Scarver Named Consensus All-American FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s Savon Scarver was named a consensus All-America as a returner/all-purpose player on Thursday.Scarver joins tackle Merlin Olsen (1961) and defensive end Phil Olsen (1969) as Utah State’s only consensus All-Americans. He is also just the 16th player in Mountain West history to be named a consensus All-American.In all, 17 different schools from six conferences (including independents) were represented on the All-America team (a total of 27 players selected).The native of Las Vegas, Nev., received first-team All-America honors from two of the five outlets that comprise the NCAA Consensus All-America team in the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).Utah State’s sophomore kickoff return specialist/wide receiver was also one of two Aggies to earn first-team all-Mountain West honors this season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder leads the nation in kickoff returns (34.2 ypr) and is tied for second with a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns.Scarver has returned 21 kickoffs for 719 yards, including four returns of 50-or-more yards. His two kickoff returns for touchdowns (100 yards vs. New Mexico State and 96 yards at Wyoming) rank as the second-most in a single-season in school history, behind Kevin Robinson (three in 2007). In fact, Scarver and Robinson are the only Aggies in school history to have multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns in a single season.For his career, Scarver has three total kickoff returns for touchdowns, which is also second all-time in school history behind Robinson (four from 2004-07). Scarver’s career kickoff return average of 28.6 yards is the third-best in Utah State history.Scarver has played in all 12 games for the Aggies this season, recording eight catches for 147 yards and one touchdown. He has also rushed the ball once for 14 yards.Scarver and the Aggies will face North Texas in the 13th-annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. The game will be televised live on ESPN.For Utah State, this will be its second appearance in the New Mexico Bowl as it posted a 21-6 win against UTEP in 2014. Only New Mexico (4) and Colorado State (3) have made more appearances in the Albuquerque-based bowl than USU (2).Utah State and North Texas will be meeting for the eighth time in series history as USU holds a 4-3 advantage. USU posted a 4-1 record against UNT when both teams were members of the Big West Conference from 1996-2000 and USU went 0-2 against the Mean Green when both programs were members of the Sun Belt Conference from 2003-04.Utah State, which is ranked No. 23 in this week’s Amway Coaches poll, finished the regular season at 10-2, including a 7-1 mark in the Mountain Division of the MW to tie for first. Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more

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Goodlord offers help to ease agents’ cash-flow problems

first_imgAs property businesses feel the pressure of Corona virus, Goodlord has revealed details of a new scheme designed to ease cash flow pressures on letting agents and ensure they can continue to support new and existing customers throughout the pandemic. The scheme covers new transactions as well as offering free tenancy renewals.The Pay As You Get Paid option will allow agents to suspend their monthly subscription fee for access to the Goodlord platform and instead pay a set fee per transaction. This new offer is designed to support agents with their cash flow during this period and ensure they are in a strong position to capitalise on pent-up demand set to be released when social distancing rules are lifted.With tenancy renewals likely to be a focus of most lettings operations in the next few months, and with agents needing to handle the work remotely, the company is also making any tenancy renewals with a contracted date on or before 30 June 2020 free of charge via the Pay As You Get Paid option.Those who wish to transfer historic tenancies onto Goodlord in order to take advantage of the offer are able to do so.Goodlord says that it’s new structure aims to provide financial relief at this critical time and enable agents to offer streamlined, digital services that support their tenants and landlords and enable their operations to be handled remotely. The Pay As You Get Paid option will stay in place until partner businesses return to normal trading or 30th September 2020 – whichever happens soonerTom Mundy (left), COO at Goodlord, said, “As a company, we put our customers first. As a transactional business, Goodlord is also feeling the effects of Covid-19. However, our objective is to protect the long term relationships we have with our customers, and we’ve structured this offer to help us do that. We believe by working together in this way we’ll all come out of this stronger. We only win when our customers win.”Last week Goodlord’s Rental Protection Insurance product was updated to ensure claims can still be processed, despite new rules around evictions, protecting landlords from financial loss wherever possible. tenancy renewals Pay as you get paid lettings platform goodlord April 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » COVID-19 support » Goodlord offers help to ease agents’ cash-flow problems previous nextProducts & ServicesGoodlord offers help to ease agents’ cash-flow problemsCalled ‘Pay As You Get Paid’ the scheme includes, unofficially, a free T shirt sent out to all its contacts and customers to raise morale as well.Sheila Manchester7th April 20200666 Viewslast_img read more

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Government response: Clinical waste operator breaches environmental permits

first_img It is the company’s responsibility to clear its sites and operate legally. As the regulator, we have set out a timeline for clearance of the waste and are carrying out regular inspections at each of the company’s sites to monitor the situation. The Environment Agency has taken a range of action with the company to bring their sites back into compliance but they have repeatedly breached permits and continued to operate unlawfully. As a result, in addition to our enforcement activity to clear the sites, the EA has launched a criminal investigation. The offending sites are not accessible to the general public and there is no risk to public health or the environment. The Environment Agency has found Healthcare Environmental Services in breach of its environmental permits at 4 of its 6 sites which deal with clinical waste – by having more waste on site than their permit allows and storing waste inappropriately. As part of our enforcement activity, we have partially suspended the company’s permit at one of their sites. This will prevent them from accepting any more incinerator-only waste in order for them to clear the backlog of waste on-site. We are also progressing with enforcement action at the other non-compliant sites. We are supporting the government and the NHS to ensure there is no disruption to public services and alternative plans are put in place for hospitals affected to dispose of their waste safely. Further briefing: The Environment Agency has found Healthcare Environmental Services to be in breach of its environmental permits at sites which deal with clinical waste. We are taking enforcement action against the operator, which includes clearance of the excess waste, and have launched a criminal investigation. We are supporting the Government and the NHS to ensure there is no disruption to public services and for alternative plans to be put in place for hospitals affected to dispose of their waste safely. Healthcare Environmental Services, which services the NHS and operates six sites across England, has been found in breach of environmental permits by the Environment Agency (EA) .The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is leading on the government response whilst the EA is taking enforcement action against the operator.An Environment Agency spokesperson said: There is industry wide agreement that overall there is sufficient incineration capacity. Incinerator shutdowns do occur for maintenance, but this is mostly planned and companies should have contingency plans in place. We have recently carried out an audit of permitted sites dealing with clinical waste which indicate a high level of compliance in this sector – the majority of sites are operating at the expected level or above. We are taking enforcement action against the operator to clear the excess waste from their sites and bring the company back into compliance with their permits.last_img read more

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Seniors end careers as part-time students

first_imgSome members of Notre Dame’s Class of 2011 will end their four-year college careers by completing their final semester at Notre Dame as part-time students. Assistant registrar Lora Spaulding said many seniors choose to become part-time students in order to save money on tuition. “If it’s a student’s last semester and they need less than 12 credit hours to graduate, they can discuss the possibility of becoming part-time with their academic dean,” Spaulding said. “We currently have 192 seniors enrolled as part-time, which in the grand scheme of things really isn’t that many.” Spaulding said tuition for part-time students is based on the number of credit hours they are taking during the semester. This semester, part-time students will pay $1,642 per credit hour, she said. According to Spaulding, seniors who enroll part-time are unable to live on campus, but still have student IDs and continue to have the same opportunities that full-time students have. “Part-time students can still go to Rolfs and can still have a meal plan, if they choose to do so,” she said. Senior Allie Colaco, a biology major, said she is taking just one class as a part-time student this semester. “I had the credits, so I figured I might as well save the money,” she said. As a part-time student, Colaco said she will fill up some of her free time by working in a lab and serving as a teaching assistant (TA) in undergraduate science classes. Senior Kevin Ritt said he didn’t initially plan on becoming a part-time student this semester. “The idea of being part-time hadn’t really occurred to me, but my parents asked if I would mind doing it to save them some money,” Ritt said. “I have two brothers, one who just graduated, and one who is a sophomore in college, so the option of saving some cash was very appealing to them, and, frankly, the idea of only having one class didn’t bother me too much either.” Ritt said he is especially looking forward to having more free time. “I’m going to spend my time looking for a job after graduation, working out, and trying to hang out with my friends as much as possible before we all scatter after graduation,” he said. “I also expect to be outrageously good at video games by the end of this semester.”last_img read more

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Colombian Ministry of Defense Signs Agreement with NATO to Strengthen Fight against Corruption

first_imgBy General Command, Armed Forces of Colombia August 03, 2016 As part of a policy of transparency and the fight against corruption, the Colombian Ministry of National Defense signed a Transparency and Institutional Integrity Agreement on August 2nd in Bogotá. The agreement will formalize a protocol on best practices within the framework of the cooperation agreement with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). During the event, Colombia’s delegation will be headed by General Juan Pablo Rodríguez Barragán, Commander General of that country’s Armed Forces, who will serve as Minister of Defense in Charge. This program represents the culmination of an important stage in the Building Integrity Process, which the Ministry of National Defense – along with the Colombian Armed Forces and National Police – initiated in collaboration with NATO’s Building Integrity Program, or BI, in November 2013. The goal of the process is to conduct a self-assessment of the risks and threats that the Colombian Defense Sector is exposed to when faced with instances of corruption or fraud, as well as the set of institutional tools and measures that allow them to be mitigated. The self-evaluation will establish whether the handling of fraud and corruption can be improved, taking into account the positive experiences of NATO member nations, who have been developing a methodology for the evaluation and handling of corruption risks since 2006. NATO’s BI Program is Structured in Three Parts: a) A self-assessment or self-exam, in which the interested country responds to questions about its institutional environment. b) NATO experts visit as peers who have previously examined the self-assessment summary. c) An action plan is customized for each country, adapted to its needs, resources, legal regime, and culture. Finally, NATO offers a chance for the National Defense Ministry and the Colombian Armed Forces to define an agenda of mutual collaboration to promote success in the Building Integrity and mitigation of corruption process. This collaboration can take the form of consulting on specific topics; training or educating officials; participating in discussion forums; and accessing lessons learned and successful experiences. Thus, NATO’s institutional transparency delegates meet with Armed Forces and National Police Commanders, as well as those who are in charge of institutional anti-corruption policies. The NATO delegation visiting the Ministry of Defense includes Benedicts Borel and Alberto Bin, Director of Integration, Partnership, and Cooperation in Political and Security Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Bin is also responsible for the development and implementation of NATO programs supporting cooperation and dialogue with non-member countries.last_img read more

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How the Binghamton Zoo is staying alive while it waits for reopening

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park says the pandemic hasn’t been easy on zoos across the nation, especially now that they have to wait for phase four to reopen. The zoo says it will first open to members and then open up more to the public when phase four of reopening allows foot traffic back into the park. “I’m not so much worried about this summer,” said Ginter. “I’m more worried for the coming winter when we can’t be open.” “We’ll be kind of eliminating where there would be two-way traffic,” said Ginter. “We’ll be installing decals on the pavement in high traffic areas to just make sure people don’t occupy the same space…as well as putting up signange throughout the zoo to remind people about social distancing.” Executive Director of Binghamton’s Zoo, Phil Ginter, says they’ve had a backup supply just in case, but having to stay closed during three months of their main season has been tough.center_img In order to comply with CDC guidelines and to make people feel comfortable, Ginter says they’ve changed things around the zoo. For example, they will have hand sanitizer stations as well as sensors put in the bathrooms so people don’t have to touch sink or toilet handles. The zoo has been raising money on social media to keep its emergency fund going in order to help feed the animals and provide them medical assistance. If you would like to donate to help the zoo, click here.last_img read more

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Family snaps up dream Queenslander in Camp Hill

first_imgInside 70 City View Road, Camp HillMr Lord said buyers were finding that stock levels are tight, and good quality homes on the market were becoming increasingly hard to come by. The home at 70 City View Road, Camp HillMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Lord said the new owners were a local family, who had been renting nearby in Balmoral while hunting for their dream home. The two-level property has classic Queenslander features, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a two-car garage and in-ground pool. Inside 70 City View Road, Camp HillAccording to the latest data from CoreLogic, the median house price for a home in Camp Hill is $900,000, while Bulimba has a median of $1,270,000 and Hawthorne has a median of $1,150,000. Inside 70 City View Road, Camp Hill“A lot of buyers who were unable to secure a property at the end of last year are looking again, but are finding there are even less quality homes on the market,” he said.“Camp Hill has become such a desirable suburb as it’s more affordable and provides better opportunity for buyers than some of the surrounding suburbs like Bulimba and Hawthorne.” 70 City View Road, Camp HillThis 1930s Queenslander home has sold for $1,365,000.Marketing agent Darcy Lord of Place Real Estate, Bulimba, said the home at 70 City View Rd, Camp Hill, attracted a lot of buyers due to its quality and location.last_img read more

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