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Energy For Children Charity, the charity set up by Northern Ireland gas supplier Phoenix, has set itself a target of raising £250,000 for children’s projects.The charity describes its aims as supporting and providing a better standard of life for children and young persons in Northern Ireland who are in need or disadvantaged, whether materially, physically, mentally or emotionally and to help enhance their life. So far Energy for Children has supported a wide range of children’s project across Northern Ireland.Requests will be considered for grants up to £10,000 award and to make an application for funding to a ‘local children’s need’ you are required to nominate through a member of the natural gas industry or a Phoenix Natural Gas employee.To help, Phoenix has a trade directory on this website under ‘Find an Installer,’ or alternatively you can contact the charity’s Community Liaison Officer Patricia Hunter directly on 07974700560 to match your nomination to a trade member in your areaContact can be made direction with the charity’s Community Liaison Officer Patricia Hunter on the number above, or email [email protected] If eligible a meeting will be arranged and an application completed between the applicant and the Community Liaison Officer. An applicant may only apply once in a 12-month period.www.phoenix-natural-gas.co.uk Gas company sets £250,000 charity target 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. Tagged with: corporate Ireland 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 May 2008 | News
News UpdatesUttarakhand High Court Suspends Uttarkashi CJM On Allegations Of Beating, Abusing Family Members & Damaging Official Vehicles [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay5 Nov 2020 11:44 PMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court, by Order of Hon’ble the Acting Chief Justice, has issued an Office Memorandum informing that Neeraj Kumar, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Uttarkashi, against whom, a disciplinary proceeding is contemplated, has been put under suspension with immediate effect.The Memorandum states that the employees of Collectorate/residents of Collectorate Colony at Uttarkashi,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Uttarakhand High Court, by Order of Hon’ble the Acting Chief Justice, has issued an Office Memorandum informing that Neeraj Kumar, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Uttarkashi, against whom, a disciplinary proceeding is contemplated, has been put under suspension with immediate effect.The Memorandum states that the employees of Collectorate/residents of Collectorate Colony at Uttarkashi, where Neeraj Kumar resides with his family, vide their memorandum dated 30.10.2020 have informed that Sri Neeraj Kumar used to beat his family & others and also used to abuse with people residing nearby while intoxicating.The Memorandum further clarifies that with regard to the following charges, Uttarkashi CJM has been put under suspension:· That on 29.10.2020 at 8:00 pM till 12:00 in the night, Sri Neeraj Kumar beat his family and did abusing and made a lot of ragging on the road.· That in course of ragging, Sri Neeraj Kumar damaged the official vehicles of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Dunda and Tehsildar Bhatwari and broke glasses of vehicles.· That when people residing nearby tried to stop Sri Neeraj Kumar from breaking the glasses of vehicles, Sri Neeraj Kumar abused them.· That due to aforementioned conduct of Sri Neeraj Kumar, there was a lot of fury and fear in the families residing nearby.· That in the night of 29.10.2020, Sri Neeraj Kumar beat his family members while he was intoxicated and abused them. Sri Neeraj Kumar came outside his house and when his son requested him to return to home, he used rough language with his son and people nearby.· That Sri Neeraj Kumar attempted to ply official vehicle allotted to him while in inebriated condition and while doing so, placed the vehicle in the middle of the road and honked the hooter continuously.· That later on Sri Neeraj Kumar plied the official vehicle allotted to him to the parking of the colony and damaged other government vehicles parked there.· That in the said incident vehicle no. UK-l0G.A.-0112 of SubDivisional Magistrate, Dunda and UK-·l0-0023 of ‘rehsuoar, Bhatwari has been damaged.The Memorandum further states that the aforesaid conduct of Sri Neeraj Kumar is in violation of Rule 3(1), 3(2), 4-A (d) and Rule 27 of the Uttarakhand Government Servants’ Conduct Rules, 2002 and amounts to misconduct.It has been clarified that Neeraj Kumar, Chief Judicial Magistrate, during the period of his suspension, will get half of his salary payable on the date of suspension as subsistence allowances along with dearness allowance, in accordance with provisions of subsidiary rule 53 of F.H.B. Part-2 to 4 and Government Orders issued in this behalf from time to time.Notably, during the period of suspension and until further orders, Neeraj Kumar shall remain attached with the District Judgeship’s headquarter Bageshwar.He has been directed to not leave the station without obtaining the prior permission of the Hon’ble Court.Notably, accepting the full bench resolution of the Uttarakhand High Court and on the recommendation of the State Government, the Uttarakhand government has recently dismissed a Civil Judge from service for allegedly torturing a minor girl (13-year-old) who worked as a domestic help at her residence in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.The government issued a notification dated Wednesday (21st October) notifying that the Government has removed Deepali Sharma, Civil Judge (Senior Division) (Under Suspension) from Service.It may be noted that recently the Patna High Court had issued an order informing that it has placed 4 Judicial Officers under suspension as disciplinary proceeding against them are pending.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 10, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ Previous articleCCTV issues must be resolved – Mc GowanNext articleGovernment accused of manipulating overcrowding data at LUH News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford A Parish Priest in Letterkenny says he is disappointed that a request on Irish Water to consider postponing planned works in the Gortlee area has not been adhered to.Fr Brian Quinn last month, called on the utility to temporarily halt the works for fear traffic disruption would cause untold chaos in and around the festive period for Parishioners attending the Church.Fr Quinn says he understood that an agreement was reached with the utility that indeed works would not commence again until January however, traffic signalling has recommenced this morning.He says, hundreds of adults and children are due to arrive at the Church shortly in preparation for a Carol Service and they have been curtailed as a result of the ongoing works:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/quinn.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Parish Priest expresses disappointment as Irish Water proceeds with Gortlee works Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Adapting to change is way to net top talentOn 13 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today It’s easy to be complacent about graduates. If your HR department isregularly swamped by job hungry youngsters chasing a paucity of vacancies, thenit’s inevitable you may not be troubled by the changes looming in the graduatemarket. But Alison Hodgson’s warnings that organisations ought to be working harderto target a diverse group of graduates, and help them prepare for a positivestart to working life, make good sense. As the new chair of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), Hodgsonreminds us that employers are still struggling to recruit the right kind ofgraduates, despite the fact that there are now 42 applications per graduatejob. Clearly, they need more guidance while still in the education system, anda generous approach to work placements would go a long way to providing theexperience and insights that many employers insist are missing. Intelligent HR teams adopt a highly selective approach to graduaterecruitment and see it as an essential tool to inject new blood and fresh ideasinto their organisations. But how do you identify and attract this kind ofenthusiastic, talented newcomer if you are not in the blue-chip league with theprofile of the BBC or British Airways? Sadly, too many employers are still using the same tired processes,targeting the same institutions with the same methods they have used for years.But to attract the top talent, firms ought to be targeting and nurturingpotential applicants earlier and winning over their hearts and minds bymarketing a clear message with a strong employer brand. Exploiting the newuniversities with more diverse student populations and programmes relevant toyour sector would be a good starting point. Waking up to their changing demands will also be essential. Job satisfactionhas been cited as more important than money to those seeking their first job.But it remains to be seen whether this is still the case once top up fees startto bite. The private sector does not seem to turn on all graduates, with the majoritypreferring to start working life in the public sector. Research shows that theywant to feel they are doing something of value for society and they view thepublic sector as offering superior flexibility and work-life balance. All these factors bear heavily on the quality of your people policies andrely on the effectiveness of line managers. Graduates provide great value andare a versatile resource, but only when employers take them seriously enough. By Jane King, editor Previous Article Next Article
Written by November 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Montana Tech Saturday afternoon FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-As BYU basketball (5-3) hosts NAIA Frontier Conference foe Montana Tech (4-3) for a non-conference showdown Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center.This game represents the last time new Cougars coach Mark Pope (5-3, .625 at BYU, 82-59, .582 as a collegiate head coach) will have to do without the services of star senior forward Yoeli Childs.In August, Childs received an NCAA-mandated 9-game suspension to start the season and will be eligible to play December 4 at Utah.The Cougars are coming off of a 90-77 win over Virginia Tech November 27, which caused them to place third at the prestigious Maui Jim Invitational at Lahaina, Hawaii.In Childs’ absence, BYU currently scores 72.4 points per game, ranking them 107th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jake Toolson (14.8 points, 4.9 rebounds per game) leads the Cougars with fellow senior guard TJ Haws (13.9 points per game, a team-best 31 assists, tied with the team lead for steals with 10) closely behind him in a complementary role.Junior guard Alex Barcello (10.4 points per game, tied with Haws for the team lead in steals with 10, also tied with Haws and senior forward Dalton Nixon for the team lead in blocks) has been highly valuable since his transfer from Arizona this season.The Cougars’ defense gives up 68.9 points per game, ranking it 181st nationally in scoring defense.Senior guard Zac Seljaas currently posts a team-best 5 rebounds per game to also pace the Cougars.Montana Tech is coached by Adam Hiatt (41-56, .423) who is currently in his fourth season leading the Orediggers’ program.High-scoring Montana Tech averages 95.6 points per game, ranking them second in the Frontier Conference behind Providence (Mont.) (103.8 points per contest).Junior guard Sindou Diallo (20.6 points per game), senior guard Troy Owens Jr. (14.5 points per game), junior forward/center Taylor England (14.1 points per game, a team-best 8.9 rebounds per contest), senior forward Dylan Pannabecker (11.3 points per game, a team-best 15 steals) and redshirt freshman Connor Kieckbusch (11 points per game) all score in double figures on average for the Orediggers.Redshirt sophomore guard Drew Huse (a team-best 23 assists) and junior forward Cody Baumstarck (a team-best 11 blocked shots) also contribute excellently for a solid overall Montana Tech squad.Defensively, the Orediggers give up 71.4 points per game, ranking them fourth in the Frontier Conference.Saturday’s tilt is the first meeting in each of these respective programs’ histories. Tags: BYU Basketball/Montana Tech basketball Brad James
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEChi Cubs 7, Cleveland 2Miami 14, Toronto 11Kansas City 5, Cincinnati 4NY Yankees 6, Atlanta 3Baltimore 5, Philadelphia 4Houston 5, San Francisco 1Minnesota 12, Milwaukee 2AMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 7, Detroit 5Tampa Bay 8, Boston 2Oakland 8, LA Angels 4NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh, St. Louis (Postponed)Arizona 13, Colorado 7NY Mets 11, Washington 6LA Dodgers 6, San Diego 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 108, Houston 104Toronto 125, Philadelphia 121Oklahoma City 116, Miami 115LA Clippers 124, Denver 111NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 4, Carolina 3NY Islanders 4, Washington 2Colorado 3, Arizona 0Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1Vancouver 5, St. Louis 2Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund August 13, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/12/20
The review will not address politically motivated disinformation and propaganda. Dame Frances Cairncross said: Although the internet has been an immense force for good, it has torn apart the established order and raised real questions about the sustainability and profitability of traditional journalism. Dame Frances Cairncross will bring her experience in journalism and academia to tackle these issues with a view to examine the press and protect the future of high quality journalism. Dame Frances Cairncross will be supported by a panel of experts which includes experts in the fields of journalism, academia, advertising and technology. The panel will act in an advisory capacity, with the review’s final report and recommendations being determined by and issued in the name of the chair. The panel includes: Peter Wright, Matt Rogerson, Ashley Highfield, Geraldine Allinson, Mimi Turner, Douglas McCabe, Stephen Woodford, Akshat Rathi, Polly Curtis, and Azeem Azhar.As well as identifying challenges, the review will make recommendations on what industry and government action can be taken, with a final report expected later this year.Note to editors:Dame Frances Cairncross is a former economic journalist, author and academic administrator. She is currently Chair of the Court of Heriot-Watt University and a Trustee at the Natural History Museum. Dame Frances was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford University; a senior editor on The Economist; and principal economic columnist for the Guardian. In 2014 she was made a Dame of the British Empire for services to education. She is the author of a number of books, including “The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution is Changing our Lives” and “Costing the Earth: The Challenge for Governments, the Opportunities for Business”. Dame Frances is married to financial journalist Hamish McRae.Advisory panel members:Jo AdetunjiJo Adetunji is a journalist and Deputy Editor at The Conversation UK, a comment and analysis website that delivers evidence-based, accessible journalism by experts from universities across the UK and Europe. The Conversation aims to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and the public via a newsroom of editors. Jo has worked in more traditional media as a reporter for The Guardian, covering stories from UK knife crime to live blogging the Arab Spring, and has also written for The Independent. She recently contributed to Philanthropic Journalism Funding in the UK, a report commissioned by the European Journalism Centre, and was an interviewer for the latest round of the Journalism Diversity Fund. She holds a degree in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London.Geraldine AllinsonGeraldine is the Chairman of the KM Media Group, part of Iliffe Media. KM is a Local Multimedia business that serves the people and organisations of Kent through Newspapers, Radio, Online and more recently local TV. The company employs award winning journalists and has highly trusted brands within its stable of products. Through online, print and broadcast KM reaches over 1 million people each week. Geraldine has been with KM Media Group since 1993 and became its Chairman in 2006. Prior to this she worked for Northcliffe Newspapers and the Midland News Association. She is currently a Non-executive Director at the PA Group (parent company of the Press Association), Director of the Radiocentre and a Director of the News Media Association (NMA). Previous industry positions include: President of the Newspaper Society, Chairman of the Independent Publishers Forum and the Weekly Independent Newspaper Association.Azeem AzharAzeem runs Exponential View, a newsletter looking at how our world is changing in the face of the accelerating pace of technology. This is built on the back of 20 years as an entrepreneur, corporate innovator and journalist. He is currently senior adviser to the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Accenture, focusing on frontier technologies. Azeem advises Harvard Business Review, the Huxley Summit and several founders of disruptive technology firms. He lives in London with his wife and three children.Polly CurtisPolly Curtis joined HuffPost UK in August 2017 as Editor-in-Chief with 17 years of media industry experience. Immediate prior to joining HuffPost, Polly was director of media for British Red Cross during a time that included the organisation’s largest emergency response in decades, as they operationalised after the Manchester bombing, London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks and at Grenfell. Prior to her position at British Red Cross, Polly was digital editor at The Guardian, where she led digital plans for the Scottish referendum, the EU referendum and the 2015 election as well as the live coverage of some of the biggest breaking stories in recent times. She has a background as a news editor and reporter, having served as the Guardian’s deputy national editor, Whitehall correspondent, education editor and health correspondent.Ashley HighfieldAshley Highfield is CEO of Johnston Press plc, one of the largest local media groups in the UK, and owner of the i newspaper. He has worked in high levels in companies including Microsoft – where he was UK Managing Director (Consumer & Online) – and the BBC, where as executive board director for New Media & Technology, he was responsible for the development and launch of BBC iPlayer. During his tenure there he oversaw a growth in the BBC’s online presence from 3.5m to 17m users. In June 2015 Culture Secretary John Whittingdale named Ashley as one the advisory board members tasked with working on the renewal of the BBC’s Royal Charter, which led to the local democracy reporter initiative. In October 2015 he was appointed Chairman of the News Media Association for a two year period. He has previously served on the boards of William Hill plc and the British Film Institute in non-executive roles.Douglas McCabeDouglas is a leading expert in tech and publishing media. He analyses supplier strategies and forecasts consumption, revenue and marketing expenditure. He is a former director of Fish4, the online advertising portal, and was director of sales development and market insights at Waterstones. Douglas holds a degree from Stirling University.Akshat RathiAkshat Rathi has worked for both established publications and new media startups. He is a reporter for Quartz, covering science and energy, and previously worked for The Economist and The Conversation. His work has also been published in The Guardian, The Hindu, and Nature. He holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Oxford.Matt RogersonMatthew Rogerson is the Head of Public Policy at Guardian Media Group (GMG). Matthew joined GMG in 2013 following 5 years at Virgin Media, where he worked on a range of issues, including responses to the Digital Britain report, the Government’s Communications Review, and broadband policy. Matthew’s work at GMG covers areas such as press freedom, media plurality, digital advertising and brand safety, and the changing nature of digital news. Before working in the private sector, Matthew worked as a parliamentary researcher.Mimi TurnerMimi Turner is Founder of brand strategy consultancy Mimi Turner Associates and has more than twenty years experience in print and digital publishing. Mimi has been instrumental in growing some of the UK’s biggest digitally disruptive media brands including the Lad Bible, GIVEMESPORT and Vice Media, and has developed a deep understanding of millennial and Gen Z audiences. She is a board advisor to TRUTH, the media agency using blockchain technology to provide transparency in the advertising supply chain, and is an advisor to online video platform Suggestv, which helps publishers build brand context through video. Prior to transforming the Lad Bible, Mimi spent three years working for Richard Desmond as Group Director of Communications of Express Newspapers, Channel 5 and OK Magazine, and was also Sales and Marketing Director of The Health Lottery. Mimi spent over a decade in journalism with the Hollywood Reporter and began her career writing about science and technology for the Sunday Times and the Times.Stephen WoodfordStephen was appointed CEO of the Advertising Association in September 2016. Having held management roles in three agencies (Leo Burnett, WCRS/Engine and DDB/adam&eveDDB), Stephen currently chairs youth marketing agency Livity, a social purpose-driven business that seeks to transform young peoples’ lives, especially from BAME backgrounds. He was recently Chairman of Lexis PR and a founder and director of U, a challenger to conventional banks. Stephen is a past President of NABS and serves on the board of the History of Advertising Trust. He was IPA President (2003-05) where he led both their first ethnic diversity initiative and transformed its professional qualifications for new industry entrants, which over 15,000 people have now sat and passed.Peter WrightPeter Wright has been Editor Emeritus of Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, MailOnline and Metro, since 2012. He was Editor of The Mail on Sunday 1998-2012. He is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) Complaints Committee, and the News Media Association Legal, Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company Nominations Committee. Previously he was a commissioner and later director of the Press Complaints Commission (2008-14) and the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee (2004-8). He sat on the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee Review (2014-15). An estimated two thirds of Local Authority Districts in the UK now not served by a local daily newspaper: “Monopolising local news: Is there an emerging local democratic deficit in the UK due to the decline of local newspapers?”, Gordon Ramsay and Martin Moore Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, May 2016. Since 2001 UK newspaper circulation has halved and over 200 local newspapers have closed their doors since 2005. With a rapidly changing media world, news reaches people through many new channels, and existing publications have often had to compete with digital media.Terms of reference published today outline how the Cairncross review will investigate the overall state of the market, threats to financial sustainability, the role and impact of digital search engines and social media platforms, how content and data flows are operated and managed and the role of digital advertising.Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock said: Recent estimates suggest that current average annual revenue per digital media user is only c.£15, compared to c.£124 per print media user: “UK News Media: an engine of original news content and democracy – A study on the economic contribution of the UK news media industry”, Deloitte, December 2016. Having spent much of my working life as a journalist, and seen how the digital revolution has changed both the fortunes of newspapers and the opportunities for distributing news, I am excited to be undertaking this review. This is both a challenging and an exciting time for the press, both locally and nationally, and I hope the review will clarify both ways to ensure the future of high quality journalism and the options for public policy. The terms of reference can be found here.
When the Bear Creek Music Festival called it quits last year, longtime fans of the jam festival were devastated. Fortunately for them, the festival recently announced a relocation to New Orleans, under the new name Bear Creek Bayou Music Festival. Scheduled for September 30-October 1, the new festival will be held at Mardi Gras World in NOLA. Today, they’ve released a stellar initial lineup.The lineup sees The Flaming Lips at the top billing, with tons of great acts scheduled throughout the weekend. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Lettuce (x2), Soulive, Foundation of Funk (ft. George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, John Medeski and Eddie Roberts) (x2), Dumpstaphunk (x2), The Floozies, Lotus, Nth Power, Papadosio, Earphunk, Zigaboo Modeliste & The Funk Review, Tony Hall’s New Orleans Soul Stars Tribute to James Brown, Chali 2na & The House Of Vibe, Zach Deputy, and Flow Tribe!Not only that, but an impressive roster of artists at large with Pee Wee Ellis, John Medeski, George Porter Jr., Chali 2na, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and Skerik will be featured at the festival. There’s also an official pre-party, with sets from Soulive & Friends, OG Gat (ft. Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore & Skerik), Naughty Professor w/ Chali 2na, and Pirates Choice.You can see the full lineup below, and head here for more information!
Load remaining images Beloved producer Shpongle has remained relatively quiet in 2016, only emerging for a handful of performances throughout the year. One such performance came last Friday, October 21st, when Simon Posford hit the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. Shpongle always puts a strong emphasis into all aspects of his performances, and this was no exception.The night started with Desert Dwellers and Ott., each delighting the crowd with their unique sonic blends. Shpongle’s set was highlighted by vivid displays with costumed performers, acrobatics, lasers, incredible visual displays, and, of course, high-energy dance groove music.Check out a full gallery of beautiful images from the performance below, courtesy of Ali Baker.