New Fundraising Director for YWCA England & Wales

first_img Howard Lake | 11 July 2006 | News Caroline Hukins has joined YWCA England & Wales as its new Fundraising Director.Caroline began her fundraising career as a Graduate Trainee in Fundraising Appeals with the NSPCC 10 years ago. She went on to work for Macmillan Cancer Relief and Asthma UK, primarily in events and community fundraising. Before joining YWCA she was the Head of Fundraising at Action for M.E. in Bristol.On taking up her post at YWCA, Caroline said: “It is a very interesting and challenging time to lead the fundraising team. We have a donor development programme in its early stages and the opportunity to diversify into a range of new income streams.” 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New Fundraising Director for YWCA England & Wales Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Caroline is a keen traveller and took a two-year career break to lead charity treks and bike rides all over the world. She has also written three short books as part of the Quick Guide series on not-for-profit fundraising and management.last_img read more

11 new Limerick speed detection zones

first_imgWhatsApp Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email 11 new zones have been identified for GoSafe vans to monitor in LimerickELEVEN new “GoSafe” speed detection locations in Limerick are amongst the 355 new monitoring zones that have been identified by Gardaí in their latest crackdown on speeding drivers.Following a review of the collision analysis of the road network based on the most recent collision statistics some four years after the “GoSafe” programme was launched, Gardai have identified new zones in need of monitoring.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The objective was to identify new speed enforcement zones not currently being monitored as part of the current project and to remove those existing zones which were no longer high risk zones.”By identifying and targeting these high risk areas, Gardai say that the aim is to continue to reduce the number and severity of collisions, thus save more lives and prevent more injuries from occurring. This makes them roads safer for every road user.Some of the new road stretches to be monitored from this weekend include;R518 joining N21 and N69R513 through HerbertstownR513 through HospitalN24 at junction R505 near BallyartR505 between Cappamore and DoonR526 from the Crescent Shopping Centre to the South Court Hotel roundaboutR511 near Roxboro Road Garda StationR527 Condell Road outbound from Shannon BridgeR522 between Dromcolliher and FeohanaghR515 between Harnetts Cross on N21 and GortnagrossR517 on Mitchelstown Road before the Limerick Cork border Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSGoSafelimerickspeed vansspeed zones Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Previous articleRegion’s legacy and potential outlinedNext articleGAA – Weekend results from around Limerick GAA Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News11 new Limerick speed detection zonesBy Staff Reporter – May 30, 2016 907 Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Climate test for forests

first_imgHarvard scientists are taking a hard look at northeastern forests for evidence of a potential springtime scramble, one that could be triggered if age-old growth cues are disrupted by climate change.Researchers in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Arnold Arboretum are examining whether the earlier arrival of warm weather will clash with genetic programming tuned to lengthening days and the duration and depth of winter cold.Researchers led by Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Elizabeth Wolkovich and research fellow Dan Flynn gathered hundreds of cuttings from 28 different species in Massachusetts and Quebec and grew them under an array of controlled conditions in Arnold Arboretum growth chambers, tracking how each responded to varying levels of temperature and light.Blooming bud Related Time-lapse video of a rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) bud blooming. Correctly timing spring growth is critical to a plant. Credit: Tim Savas/Wolkovich Lab The most surprising early results are that species that had strong responses to light cues — about half of those tested — were generally the same ones with strong responses to temperature, said Wolkovich. This could create a conflict if those species were to leaf out earlier as the weather warms, and then reach a point when the days are too short to advance further.“Are things going to keep going? Is this a linear trend?” said Wolkovich. “Will spring just keep getting three weeks earlier every three decades? Or will there be a point where we will really have messed up the biology of these systems and the plants won’t be able to track with climate change because there’s this photo-period limit?” You call this spring? Endlessly waiting for ‘leaf out,’ flowering in Boston and beyond <a href=”” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Correctly timing spring growth is critical to a plant. Leafing out first means being first to the nutrients in the ground, first to spread a canopy that not only gathers sunlight but also shades competitors. But starting too early in the season — during a warm snap when the days are still short and winter has weeks to run — exposes tender leaf buds to frost, forcing a tree to re-leaf and putting it behind competitors.In preliminary results, cherry, birch, beech, honeysuckle, and blueberry were all sensitive to temperature cues, Wolkovich said. That means that as the climate warms, those plants will likely begin their spring growth earlier, while others less sensitive to temperature will remain on the same schedule. Blueberry and cherry also showed strong photoperiod limits, meaning there may be a limit to how early they will grow. If climate change pushes spring earlier than the limit, blueberry and cherry could end up out of step.“The preliminary results suggest that for some classic northeast species, they will keep advancing for a long time and then we don’t know what will happen, they might just stop advancing and be static,” Wolkovich said. “What I think is more likely, based on data from other labs, is their cues will get messed up and they might come out at the wrong time the following year or they might be screwed up for several years to come.”In the best case, Wolkovich said, ecosystems will stay roughly intact, though they’ll likely shift in time and space, growing earlier in the spring and expanding or contracting ranges. In the worst case, Wolkovich said, important species such as oak, maple, and beech won’t track the changing climate and leaf out late, failing to set seed and suffering major declines.“Which species will move in and replace these species?” Wolkovich said. “No matter what happens, the northeastern forest that you have today will not be the one your great-grandchildren will have.”Another key question, Wolkovich said, involves whether individual tree species contain populations sensitive to local conditions — whether oaks in southern Massachusetts, for example, are genetically tuned to warmer conditions and different day lengths than those in northern New Hampshire. If that is the case, it might restrict their ability to respond to rapidly changing climate.The work, conducted as a pilot study, is being expanded to two more sites and will seek more refined data on the cues by which species awaken in winter, Wolkovich said.last_img read more

UKGC requires e-wallet evidence on the next phase of its Credit Card review

first_img The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to industry stakeholders that its call for evidence on its ‘gambling with credit cards consultation’ will close on 6 November.The UKGC officially launched its credit card consultation on 14 August, having completed its initial responses on 24 July, establishing wagering with borrowed money as a risk factor, as consumers can gamble with more than they can afford.110 responses were submitted to the UKGC’s first stage of its credit card consultation, from a diverse range of stakeholders including operators, members of the public, charities and financial institutions.For the next phase of research, the commission states that it aims to gather evidence in relation to the options of either ‘banning or restricting’ credit card transactions across all forms of remote gambling.“The preferred option for most who responded to the call for evidence was to prohibit gambling online with credit cards in order to achieve this aim. We will take the most appropriate course of action in view of any further evidence obtained during this consultation, alongside the data already submitted” – the UKGC detailsIn its update, the commission states that it requires evidence from e-wallets, in order to address concerns related to transparency, as operators have no means of which method of payment was used – ‘debit card, a credit card or a separate balance within the e-wallet’.“We will be writing to e-wallet providers at the start of the consultation and we encourage them to consider, and provide details of, the solutions they can deliver to facilitate any regulatory change.”Concluding its statement, the Commission underlines that it will enforce either a ‘prohibition or restriction on credit card wagering’ which will be enforced through changes to UK gambling’s ‘Licence Conditions-& Codes of Practice’ -LCCP‘ frameworks, likely to be implemented by next April, subject to its review of evidence. Submit Related Articles Share Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

From ‘square cuts to hair cuts’, Sachin Tendulkar turns hairstylist during lockdown!

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/Instagram(@sachintendulkar)Advertisement u7ol0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7f1pv3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ece( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2lWould you ever consider trying this?😱e9o34Can your students do this? 🌚9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Although cricket in India has been suspended due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the iconic faces of the cricketing fraternity of the country are no short of providing fan service. With the blessing of social media, many current and former cricketers are sharing their fitness drills, hobbies, family time or even some new skills they have learned during this nationwide lock down. Sachin Tendulkar has now become his own barber, as he gives himself a fresh haircut and shares it with his fans on the internet!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/Instagram(@sachintendulkar)On Sunday, Sachin posted some photos on his official Instagram account, where he was seen giving his hair a short trim with a scissor, and came up with a witty caption, comparing his past time of ‘square cuts’ with ‘hair cuts’ at present.“From playing square cuts 🏏 to doing my own hair cuts 💇🏻‍♂️, have always enjoyed doing different things. ‪How’s my new hairdo 💁🏻‍♂️ looking @aalimhakim & @nandan_v_naik? 😋” the former Team India international wrote in the post, also asking for the opinions of renowned hairstylists Aalim Hakim and Nandan v Naik. Check it out below-Advertisement The Little Master, who was known for his art with the bat, also did a decent job with the scissors, as the netizens poured love and appreciation in the comments.However, haircuts aren’t the only activity the 46 year old is busy with. Last week, Sachin decided to feed 5000 people for a month by donating rations for the underprivileged of Shivaji Nagar and Govandi areas of Mumbai, as confirmed by non-profit organisation named Apnalaya on Twitter.The highest international run scorer of all time also made a donation of Rs 50 lakhs towards the battle against the deadly virus, donating 25 lakhs each to the PM CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund last month.Sachin also teamed up with fellow cricketers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Mithali Raj and few other bollywood celebrities to spread awareness against domestic violence in the ongoing lock down, through a video on Twitter with the message ‘lockdown on domestic violence.’There has been over 17,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India till date, and 543 patients have died.Also read-Faf Du Plessis reveals the secret behind MS Dhoni’s team selection in CSKSunil Chhetri reveals how he was treated at Sporting Lisbon: “You are not good enough!” Advertisementlast_img read more

Pharoah’s Weekend Morning Workouts a Hit

first_imgOCEANPORT, August 6 – Vincent Carlesimo, who was up early last Friday, looked across the racetrack, listening to the roar of the crowd and excitement that was running like electricity through Monmouth Park.“You asked how big is it. Do you hear that?” he asked. “This is the biggest thing to happen in horse racing in New Jersey. This is huge.”Carlesimo, a resident of Wall, who is part owner of his own thoroughbred racehorse, Gorgeous Sunrise, joined his co-owner, Manchester resident Anthony Petrocelli, along with an estimated 5,000 race fans starting at about 7 a.m. last Friday to witness the exercise session for Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah prior to the horse’s win on Sunday, taking Monmouth Park’s William Hill Haskell Invitational and its record $1.75 million purse.Rumson’s Lisa Wilson did the “Dawn Patrol,” as the track calls it, on Saturday and was duly impressed, by it all. “To be able to just drive up, park and be able to walk in for free and watch horses exercise it’s fantastic,” she said. “And to see American Pharoah was wonderful.”Wilson, like many others, offered her appreciation of the park as well: “It’s just a beautiful place and I’m grateful it’s still here and operational. It’s just a wonderful thing to have in the area.”Petrocelli saw the attention the champion 3 year-old thoroughbred was garnering in his stay at Monmouth Park and believed it could only help the racetrack, which has been struggling in recent years. “This will expose people to Monmouth Park who might not normally come,” he believed.“Hopefully, it’ll motivate politicians to do what needs to be done to save horse racing,” Carlesimo said. He was referring to the push by horseracing proponents and especially Monmouth Park supporters to get legislation passed that would meet federal court muster to allow for sports gambling at tracks as well as at casinos. Proponents believe the addition al revenue stream would mean life’s blood for tracks. And that influx would allow Monmouth Park operators to move forward with an ambitious plan that would hopefully make the park a year-round family destination.American Pharoah took his early morning run, twice around the length of the track and there was a palpable sense of excitement among track denizens and the merely curious.“He’s a rock star,” said Carlesimo, who watched the exercise session from the prime vantage point of a small viewing section by the stables. And only at a racetrack could the public get as close to the world-class sport’s super star, he stressed. “How close can you get to Derek Jeter?” he asked.Mark Rubenstein, a former horse owner, said, “This is the moment you look for, a once in-a-lifetime experience.”Rubenstein also was impressed by the crowd on hand. “That’s a good crowd for a Friday race day,” to say nothing of 7:30 a.m., he observed.“I can now say I saw a Triple Crown winner,” said Brandon Iribarne, a 22-year-old Long Branch resident who works as a “hot walker,” cooling the horses down after a run, and as a exercise rider. Having such a name entity here, “It’s good for the sport; it’s good for the track,” Iribarne maintained.“Just seeing him gives me goose bumps,” acknowledged Al DeVito, a former horse owner. “Amazing.”“It’s a real big deal. It hasn’t happened before,” what was going on at Monmouth Park, said a security guard, who asked not be identified because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.By that he meant no New Jersey track has had a winner of the coveted Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes) appear before.Prior to the first race post time, track attendees at about 12:50 p.m. had another chance to see American Pharoah, as he was paraded through the paddock area.Standing in the hot sun, pressed against the paddock’s fence, Highlands resident Alexis Rogel said, “It’s worth it.“To be so close and not come,” said Rogel, who was celebrating her birthday, “shame on you,” to miss it.American Pharoah’s assistant trainer, Jimmy Barnes said the horse would have a light workout on Saturday and then rest for much of the day for Sunday’s race.American Pharoah won a comfortable victory over a field of six others at about 6 p.m. Sunday.The Haskell would be one of the horse’s final races. In the coming months, American Pharoah would run in possibly up to three more contests – including this year’s Breeder’s Cup – and then “he’ll definitely retire this year,” Barnes said.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2016)–Under patient handling from Tiago Pereira, Atomic Rule rallied three-wide turning for home and outran favored Curlin Rules by 2 ¼ lengths in winning Friday’s $55,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Trained by Richard Baltas, who is in Kentucky, Atomic Rule covered a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:46.35.With Curlin Rules setting the early pace, Atomic Rule sat a close fourth at the rail into the Club House turn and stayed at the fence to the three sixteenths pole, when he eased out and easily outran Brazilian-bred Editore and the favorite.Off at 6-1 in a field of eight 3-year-olds and up, Atomic Rule paid $14.00, $6.20 and $3.20.Claimed for $40,000 out of a second place finish at Del Mar Aug. 21, the 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Tribal Rule collected his 10th win from 33 lifetime starts. Owned by Paymaster Racing, LLC, he picked up $42,900 for the win, increasing his earnings to $270,440.Curlin Rules, who was headed by Editore a quarter mile from home, shook him off and proved second best, finishing a neck in front of Little Scotty. Off at 2-1 with Victor Espinoza, Curlin Rules paid $4.00 and $3.00.Little Scotty, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, prevailed by a head over a late closing Burger and Fries and paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race, with the temporary rail at 30 feet, were 22.36, 46.37, 1:10.32 and 1:34.55.First post time on Saturday for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgTG4 representatives have confirmed that they will screen full deferred coverage of the Donegal SFC final between St Eunan’s and Naomh Conaill on Sunday. The eagerly anticipated clash promises to draw a huge crowd to Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday.However, for the many neutrals that don’t make the trip, they’ll be able to watch the match in its entirety on Sunday evening. The two sides have met in THREE finals in the last TEN years. (2005, 2009 and 2012)Naomh Conaill have lost the last two final meetings between the pair – and are desperate to put that right this weekend.Martin Regan’s side haven’t won a Donegal SFC title since they beat Killybegs in 2010.St Eunan’s on the other hand are going for their second successive title and their fourth in seven years.  TG4 WILL SCREEN FULL DEFERRED COVERAGE OF DONEGAL SFC FINAL was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more