Gordon Michie becomes IFC ambassador for the UK 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. 26 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 August 2008 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people Resource Alliance Gordon Michie, director of development at fundraising agency Relationship Marketing, has agreed to become the UK national ambassador for the International Fundraising Congress (IFC), “the world’s largest international fundraising conference”.He takes over from Judy Beard, former head of fundraising and communications at Macmillan Cancer Support, who was also chair of the IFC board until she stepped down last year.The IFC has 18 other national ambassadors, whose job is to promote the congress to fundraisers in their countries. Michie will focus on acting as a liaison officer with charities and other NGOs, promoting IFC at a corporate rather than individual level.Tim Hunter, NSPCC’s deputy director of fundraising at the NSPCC and the chair of the IFC board, said: “Gordon is the perfect appointment to this role. Everyone knows Gordon. He’s worked in fundraising around the world and, as he’s been a regular at IFC throughout this decade, he totally understands the value of this congress”.The 28th International Fundraising Congress takes place on 14-17 October in the Netherlands.www.resource-alliance.org/ifc AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Oct 10, 2019 EPA Employees Seek Democrat Oversight Investigation Questioning Political Retaliations Previous articleOctober 2019 Supply and Demand ReportNext articleAg Needs Momentum In China Trade Talks NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Nearly 600 former employees of the Environmental Protection Agency seek an investigation into alleged political retaliations.A letter by employees announced Thursday asks the House Oversight Committee to investigate President Donald Trump’s alleged abuse of EPA authority.The group cites Trump threatening California with enforcement actions while ignoring worse violations in other states. At least six states have had more major pollution sources in significant noncompliance with environmental laws over the last three years than California.The letter was a partial response to President Trump’s September 19 claim that homeless people are responsible for “tremendous” amounts of ocean pollution in California and EPA’s September 26 follow-up letter threatening enforcement action.The 593 former EPA officials objected to a September 24 letter from Wheeler to California Governor Gavin Newsom that threatened to withhold federal highway funds based on California’s failure to meet air quality standards.That letter was sent shortly after the Trump EPA announced it would undermine California’s efforts to reduce air pollution by blocking the state’s limits on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Employees Seek Democrat Oversight Investigation Questioning Political Retaliations SHARE
WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous article‘EastEnders’ fans stunned by return of old favouriteNext articleMillie Mackintosh creates stunning new jewellery range for Dorothy Perkins News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ A dissident grouping styling itself the ‘IRA’ has said it was behind the shooting of a man in Strabane last month.27-year-old Michael Neeson was shot four times in broad daylight in the Ballycolman Estate area.The organisation said it targeted 27-year-old Michael Neeson because he was “a major drug dealer” who had been warned about his activities previously.Mr Neeson was shot four times in the punishment-style attack. He has always denied being involved in drugs and reiterated that denial this week after being told of the IRA’s allegation against him.In a further warning, the dissident group said that while dealers operating across the Strabane district continued dealing drugs, they ran the risk of expulsion and even execution.The information was passed anonymously to the Strabane Chronicle. Pinterest Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows ‘IRA’ say it was behind shooting of man in Strabane Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 26, 2014 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp
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Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When #MeToo founder Tarana Burke heard Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape, the women’s rights activist said she was “shocked” and “relieved.”Burke had prepared herself for the possibility that Weinstein, who was acquitted of charges for predatory sexual assault and of rape in the first degree, would walk out of the courtroom a free man.After checking in with survivors to make sure they were OK, Burke allowed herself to reflect on the monumental verdict.“I wasn’t disappointed in the sense that I thought that that was going to happen,” she told Good Morning America. “I knew, going in, when you look at the charges, the time that had passed and all these different circumstances, I knew it was going to be difficult.”As the #MeToo movement has gained momentum in the past three years, Burke has seen incredible growth and support from survivors and allies across the nation.“Being able to scale up the work that we started in small grassroots communities and then the urban communities in Philadelphia — and rural communities and Alabama, to national and international levels — is just incredible,” she said.Burke is now hoping to “take advantage of this moment while people are paying attention” to increase activism, create a cultural shift and restructure the way the new generation learns about sexual violence.What the Weinstein verdict means for survivorsMore than 100 women publicly accused Weinstein of sexual abuse, and six testified at his trial. Still, the landmark verdict held personal significance for many survivors — not just Weinstein’s victims.“So many women reached out to me through social media, email and other ways to say this verdict felt like a personal victory for them because they won’t ever see their day in court, because they’ll never face their perpetrator,” Burke said. “Those are people that we can’t forget.”It also spurred more survivors to seek help. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network’s National Sexual Assault Hotline had a 23% increase in call volume after the Weinstein verdict was announced; the organization reports that an American is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds.“The information that people in mainstream, people across the world, really have received around sexual violence for 20 and 30 years through mainstream media is [that] a victim looks like this, acts like this or behaves like this — and it’s like black and white, cut and dry,” Burke said. “And we know that that’s not the reality of sexual violence.”Burke says the mission of the #MeToo movement is so important because of the need to “keep amplifying the voice of the survivors who don’t often get spotlight, who don’t often get attention and don’t see any recourse for the harm they experience.”In recent years more states have extended the statue of limitations in sexual abuse cases, giving victims more time to report.New York extended the time frame for reporting second-degree rape from five years to 20 years, and third-degree rape from five years to 10 years in 2019. California, New Jersey, Alabama and Arizona are among the states that have changed laws recently to help victims of sexual abuse.Burke said statue of limitations across the United States are “expanding and giving people more time and space. … That’s directly connected to understanding how sexual violence manifests in the life of a survivor.”“Many people have memories that come back later, or they have to get over the shame of it. … There are a number of reasons why people don’t report right away,” she added.Along with changes in legislation, Burke believes there is a need for an important cultural shift. “It would be wonderful to see more ways that we can hold people accountable outside of the criminal justice system as we move forward,” she said.“The narrowness of the law does not cover the breadth and the depth of what sexual violence does to a person,” she continued. “Putting somebody in jail is almost like shorthand — it’s the quickest remedy we have available. People use it and should use it … but I think more so than laws changing, I want to see culture shift, so that we think about and have a sense of accountability existing for everyday people.”“Most survivors won’t see the inside of a courtroom,” she added. “They won’t go through a process that goes all the way to trial.”She said during this time, she hopes followers of #MeToo are “thinking broader than just jury trials and convicting individuals,” and focusing on “the systems that are in place that allow those individuals to get away with these acts of horror.”Burke on the direction #MeToo is headingReflecting on the movement, which was started by Burke in 2006 and surged to prominence when the Weinstein allegations were revealed in 2017, the founder says the last two years have been “incredibly significant.”Her impact has also inspired others. In the wake of the Weinstein allegations, women in Hollywood, including Shonda Rhimes, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington among many others, became founding members of TIME’S UP, a group dedicated to eradicating sexual harassment and women’s causes, including equal pay and maternity leave.The group credits Burke for being one of its founding inspirations.“We are incredibly grateful for Tarana Burke’s strength, lifelong activism, and clarity of vision,” Tina Tchen, president and CEO of the TIME’S UP Foundation, said in a statement. “In fact, TIME’S UP simply would not exist without Burke’s simple but powerful call to action: ‘me too.’”“We are honored to do our part to create a world where work is safe, fair, and dignified for all — and we do this right alongside Tarana Burke and the ‘me too’ movement’s work on behalf of all survivors,” Tchen’s statement continued.Burke said she hopes people are “emboldened” by the verdict of the Weinstein case — but also realizes that there are “other ways to impact this movement,” and help survivors.Burke supports policy and structural changes, including campaigning for the BE HEARD in the Workplace Act, protecting Title IX to ensure it will be “useful for survivors of sexual violence on college campuses,” and integrating comprehensive sex education in school systems, among other changes.She said these will affect “the bottom line about how much sexual violence people will experience in the country and what recourse survivors have, if they do experience harassment, or abuse or violence.”The group’s new initiative, #MeTooVoter, was born out of its desire to mobilize supporters of the movement into political advocacy, which has been largely supported by survivors, allies and advocates of #MeToo.“People want to be active and want to know how they can lend their support to #MeToo and make a tangible outcome,” Burke said about the political push.“It’s important that we are thinking about how we have to both shift culture, change the narrative, get new policies and get leadership in place that prioritizes all of these things,” she added.#MeToo’s influence on a new generationBurke said to ensure the next generation has new ideas about gender roles and sexuality, we need to “change the way people talk about process, [and] understand sexual violence and survivorship.” The key lies in redefining sexual education, according to Burke.“We have to get comprehensive sex education across the country, a unified sort of curriculum, so that young people are learning about boundaries and consent, respect, gender and sexuality from K to 12,” she shared. “That’s the way that we really honestly impact and shift culture.”Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia mandate sex education and/or HIV education, according to data published in February 2020 by the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization focused on examining sexual and reproductive health and rights.Burke said she’s heard positive feedback from parents as a result of the #MeToo movement, as many are hoping to educate their children about consent.“We have lots of parents, mothers of sons, who reach out and talk about the way that they want to raise their sons differently about boundaries and respect early on and have a consent conversation, even if the school is not having it,” she shared.“And I hope it’s not just boys; I hope it’s parents of children of all genders that are thinking about how to arm their children with information and how to socialize or resocialize them away from the ways that we were socialized coming up,” she added.She acknowledged that there are many people who will not be activists or work for the movement, but those same people need the same education.“Those are the same people who will be jurors, who will be doctors, who will be people who make decisions about the lives of survivors,” she explained. 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A study conducted on 3,000 students at universities across the country has revealed that they had expectations of earning 10% more than the average graduate wage, estimated at £16,450.The most unrealistic expectations came from first-year students and linguists in particular. In some cases starting wages were overestimated by over 3,000. Finalists had more pessimist views on salaries and in many cases estimates fell below the average.John Jerrim, a PhD student at the University of Southampton carried out the study and presented his results to the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference.His findings have left him eager to encourage people to decide on a university and a course only after they have spent enough time investigating the job market.He said, “It is vital that students thoroughly research their future employment prospects when going to university, so they can make informed choices about the subject they study and institution they attend.”He voiced his fears that students were totally adrift of likely graduate wages commenting, “Some young adults enter university with unrealistic ambitions about future income levels. Simply having a degree does not guarantee a graduate job and a silver-plated salary.”Jonathan Black, the director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford told Cherwell, “average starting salary for the graduation year of 2008 has risen by 6.5%, which in itself is a 6.5% rise on the year before.”Class of 2009 at Oxford can expect earnings of £25,500. However, only 33% of finalists are expected to join the graduate job market at the end of their students.Jonathan Black believes that the 90% employment rate for Oxford graduates is proof that “most graduates are content with the pay packages they are receiving upon leaving the university.”The number of Oxford students going into research has seen a rise in the last two years. Although many have seen this as a reaction to the current financial climate, Black was eager to highlight that we should not be too hasty in exaggerating the crisis as far as Oxford is concerned.He commented, “One of the first places where recruiters look is still Oxford. It is not all doom and gloom for people graduating at the moment.”Secondary education is the field where the largest proportion of students is going to for jobs. Social Sciences is the division which offers the prospect of the highest average starting salary, at 28,000.Students of humanities have the lowest average starting salary to look forward to, at 7,000. However, for all divisions at the University of Oxford the average starting salary has grown in the last few years.
The United States plans to cut its conventional fossil fuel use from about 80 percent of the energy consumed now to just 20 percent by 2050, an ambitious undertaking that requires immediate shifts to be achieved, according to a key U.S. energy official.Kristina Johnson, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), said an array of measures will be needed to achieve that goal, including conservation and new technologies, such as carbon capture and storage, which would make conventional fossil fuel sources cleaner. But if technology is to help solve the climate conundrum, the process of turning new discoveries into usable products has to be accelerated, since it now can take decades to go from the lab to the market, Johnson said.Johnson spoke Tuesday (April 13) at the Graduate School of Design’s Gund Hall as part of the Harvard University Center for the Environment’s (HUCE) “Future of Energy” lecture series. Her talk, “The Role of Innovation in Solving America’s Energy and Environmental Challenges,” was introduced by HUCE Director Daniel Schrag, who said Johnson is part of an “amazing cohort” of educated leaders brought into the government to deal with energy issues. Before joining the DOE, Johnson, who has a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University, was provost at The Johns Hopkins University.Johnson said the DOE’s energy goals can be summed up rather simply: Put people back to work, get them back to school, and save the planet. Turning innovation in the energy sector into jobs is important, she said, as is ensuring that students graduating from U.S. schools have the skills needed for the energy sector. Saving the planet is part and parcel of the reduction in fossil fuel use needed to fight climate change.Johnson said that switching the transportation sector from fossil fuels is a bigger challenge than reducing such fuels in the electricity sector. The biggest challenge, however, is time. There is little of it if the world is to keep global temperature change to an average of 2 degrees Celsius above 1990 levels. Doing nothing and passing the problem on to our children would be like “rolling up the window of a car on a hot summer day with our children trapped inside.”Americans also have competition for supremacy of the emerging clean energy industry, she said, since China is moving rapidly toward generating renewable energy, investing as much as $12.6 million on clean energy every hour.The United States emits about 6 gigatons of carbon into the atmosphere each year. If no systemic changes are made, she said, that number will mushroom to 8 gigatons annually by 2050. The goal is to get it below 2 gigatons, she said. Energy efficiency could make a significant dent in that number, but alone could only keep it roughly at today’s level. A suite of changes, including increased use of biofuels, more nuclear power, carbon capture, sequestration technology (which keeps carbon dioxide generated by fossil fuel burning plants from the atmosphere), renewable energy sources, and other options will be needed to meet the goal.The DOE has several programs to foster innovation in solar, wind, geothermal, and other energy sources.The United States, she said, has a long history of world-changing innovation, from the model T car to the transistor. The DOE is working not only to foster innovation in the lab, but to speed its transition through the long process of reaching the marketplace.“We have an urgency to invent or discover anything that possibly can help us now,” Johnson said. “We need to create a technologically savvy culture where everyone understands how we use energy.”
Some crops store well in a cool, dry place, such as a basement. These include potatoes, onions, winter squash, watermelons, pumpkins, dry beans and cushaw pumpkins (sometimes called crookneck squash). Some Require Refrigeration When you’re growing a vegetable to display in a fair or other special occasion, timing the crop for proper maturity is critical, says a University of Georgia expert. “Many vegetable crops don’t last long in the display, especially in hot weather,” says Wayne McLaurin, an Extension Service horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. For crops that will mature ahead of time, McLaurin says, pick them slightly immature. And put them in good storage until a day or two before the show. Then take them out to let them ripen. The rest require some refrigeration and/or moisture to keep them in good condition. Right after harvest, clean these and refrigerate them. Those with a naturally waxy or corky skin, McLaurin says, may be refrigerated dry. These include tomato, pepper, cucumber and cantaloupe. Store many root crops and leafy vegetables, he says, in loose plastic bags. Or sprinkle them daily with fresh water and keep them in the refrigerator vegetable crisper. Such crops would include green beans, carrots, beets, sweet corn, cabbage or other leafy vegetables.
State Auditor Tom Salmon, CPA, and the New England Municipal Resource Center (NEMRC) have joined together to provide informational seminars for municipal officials regarding the accounting procedures required by FEMA and how to prepare for a FEMA audit. Also participating are Larry Arnold, FEMA’s DHS OIG manager, and CPA Fred Duplessis of Sullivan Powers Co. in Montpelier. According to NEMRC President Ernie Saunders these training sessions will help indentify best practices, proper documentation and procurement, and optimal reimbursements. ‘These seminars are designed to help define the expectations and pitfalls that may occur during the coming months and how we can plan and work together to make the best of a bad situation,’ Saunders said. Salmon agreed saying, ‘It is critically important that we have a good process over the next two years to ensure towns do things right to optimize reimbursement. We don’t want to find out later that a federal audit disallows project costs.’ The two free seminars will be held on Thursday October 13 at the Holiday Inn in Rutland and Friday, October 14 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee. Refreshments will be served.