Three quarters of New Year’s Honours go to ‘local heroes’ 115 total views, 1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 116 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 January 2011 | News Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people Three quarters of those who received an honour in the 2011 New Year Honours List are “local heroes, who’ve undertaken outstanding work in their communities”, according to the Cabinet Office.Recipients of the MBE include Jane Howitt, a volunteer since 1988 for East Devon Audio-Description Service for blind and partially sighted people, who gives on average 20 hours a week to the charity; Ratilal Devchand Shah, a philanthropist and volunteer who has built relationships with different communities and faiths locally, nationally and internationally; and Dr Marjorie Ziff, who, with her late husband, has served the community in Leeds through her philanthropic and charitable giving. Julia Lever, the founder of CHASE children’s hospice, also received an MBE.Lord Wiedenfield received a GBE for his public service, most recently through his work to establish the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford.SEE ALSO: How to nominate someone for an MBE or honourKnighthoods were give to Stephen Bubb, chief executive of ACEVO; social entrepreneur Alec Reed, who has used his own money from a successful business career to found a number of new charities and initiatives including The Big Give; and Vernon Ellis for his support of music, in particular through his work with the English National Opera.Giles Pegram, former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising and member of the Institute’s Convention Board and Standards Committee, was awarded the CBE. Joining the NSPCC as Director of Fundraising in 1979, he was instrumental in the charity’s 1984 Centenary Appeal, which raised £15 million, a record at the time in the UK for a capital appeal. He also worked on the Society’s major ‘full stop’ Appeal.Amanda McLean, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: “Giles is a shining example of a successful charity fundraiser. He has achieved a monumental amount, raising millions of pounds for a number of charities, notably NSPCC and Oxfam”.Of the 997 people recommended to The Queen for an award, 446 (45%) were women, and 7.6% came from ethnic minority communities.About 11% of honours were for work in education, 8% for health, business 14%, arts and media 7%, and science and technology 3%.The full honours list is published online.Image: MBE medal – www.defenceimages.mod.uk. Crown copyright – used under Open Government License. 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.
Svalbard ice cores have not yet been fully exploited for studies of climate and environmental conditions. In one recently drilled ice core from Lomonosovfonna, we have studied the methanesulfonic acid (MSA) records in relation to temperature and sea ice. Under the present climatic conditions, MSA appears to be negatively correlated with the sea-ice conditions in the Barents Sea, and positively correlated with the instrumental temperature record from Svalbard. However, prior to about 1920 the MSA concentrations were about twice as high, despite the more extensive sea-ice coverage. After exploring different possibilities, we suggest that MSA concentrations were higher in the 19th century than in the 20th century due to increased primary production, in response to increased vertical stability of the sea surface layers, caused by increased meltwater production from the more extensive sea-ice cover. Thus, the MSA record from Lomonosovfonna probably both is a measure of the regional sea-ice variability on the multi-decadal scale and reflects locally favorable conditions for marine biogenic dimethyl sulfide (DMS) production on the sub-decadal scale.
Higher-priced wheat, energy and labour costs are taking their toll on Cumbria-based Carr’s Milling Industry.The agriculture, food and engineering business, reported on Monday, 23 April, that interim profits are a shade ahead of expectations although still down year-on-year for the 26 weeks to 3 March, 2007.Despite a challenging market place, it said it had increased adjusted pre-tax profit in each of the last eight years. However, Carr’s board no longer expects a ninth annual increase to be feasible.MD Duncan Monroe told British Baker that Carr’s is now looking at a year-on-year increase of about £30 per tonne of flour.On 23 April, the closing share price was 545p, compared with a 52-week high/low of 712.5p/452.5p. Carr’s has a market capitalisation of around £45m.
The Minister of Transport, Dr. Bonginkosi Blade Nzimande and the Premier of Limpopo, Mr Chupu Mathabatha, will officially launch the 2018 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign on Sunday, 18 November 2018 in Limpopo.The launch coincides with the annual two-day Road Safety Summit and the United Nations’ World Day of Remembrance for victims of road crashes.As part of the official launch, the Minister and the Premier will participate in a law enforcement operation and prayer service that will be led by faith based organisations.The World Day of Remembrance is a Global event hosted by the United Nations to remember those who have been injured or killed in road crashes.Meanwhile, the National Road Safety Summit will bring together all external and internal stakeholders including different Government Departments to review the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety Campaign and the National Road Safety Strategy.Details of the Department’s road safety campaign launch are as follows:Part A: National Road Safety SummitDate:16-17 November 2018Time: 09h00Venue: Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane. Limpopo ProvincePart B: Launch of 2018 Festive Season Road Safety Campaign and Wreath Laying for victims of road crashes (To be attended by Transport Minister andPremier of Limpopo):Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018Time: 09h00Venue: N1 Middlefontein between Mokgopong and KranskopPart C: Launch of 2018 Festive Road Safety Campaign and World Day of Remembrance (To be attended by Transport Minister and Premier of Limpopo):Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018Time: 11h00Venue: Ephraim Mogale Stadium in Modimolle
GRENOBLE, FRANCE – Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron led in the ice dance competition after their rhythm dance at the Internationaux de France on November 1.Four-time world champions Papadakis and Cizeron “debuted their aerobic-themed dance to selections from the musical ‘Fame’ on the Grand Prix level in their home nation in Grenoble,” NBC Sports reported.Papadakis and Cizeron pleased the French home crowd by keeping up their winning run in ice dance events since their February 2018 Olympic silver, scoring 222.24 points for the win after their free skate on November 2.Of the 1980’s theme of their latest rhythm dance, Cizeron said, “It’s really fun for us that it is really different. It’s different from what everyone else is doing, and it’s different from what we’ve been doing. It was a kind of a challenge to work on this program and make it fun,” according to the International Skating Union, NBC Sports reported.Material from the Associated Press was also used in this report.Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete in the Ice Dance Rhythm Dance during the ISU figure skating France’s Trophy, in Grenoble, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete in the Ice Dance Free Dance during the ISU figure skating France’s Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, France, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)The United States’ Madison Chock and Evan Bates Gabriella, with silver medal, Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France with gold medal and Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy with bronze medal pose for the medal ceremony in the Ice Dance Free Dance during the ISU figure skating France’s Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, France, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete in the Ice Dance Rhythm Dance during the ISU figure skating France’s Trophy, in Grenoble, France, on November 1. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France compete in the Ice Dance Rhythm Dance during the ISU figure skating France’s Trophy, in Grenoble, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)TweetPinShare2020 Shares
U Mumba crushed Dabang Delhi 39-23 at the back of another solid performance from Siddharth Desai in a Pro Kabaddi League season 6 match in Pune on Saturday.Siddharth, along with Rohit Baliyan, scored 17 raid points for U Mumbai while Fazel Atrachali and Surender also won eight tackle points as U Mumbai raced off to a big win.Dabang Delhi endured a disappointing night with Chandran Ranjit being the lone performer, getting seven raid points while Naveen Kumar managed four points.U Mumba are now back on the top of the table in Zone A with 62 points from 16 matches. Dabang Delhi are fourth in the table with 33 points from 12 matches.Also read – Pro Kabaddi League: Gujarat Fortune Giants end home leg with win over Haryana SteelersU Mumba sent Meraj Sheykh to the bench in the 2nd minute to lead 2-1. Naveen Kumar started off brightly for Dabang Delhi as he got couple of raid points. It was 3-3 after three minutes with both teams looking eager to snatch an early lead.U Mumba got ahead with a couple of raid and tackle points to lead 8-5 after 11 minutes. Siddharth Desai got into the act and hit a couple of successful raids which led to an all out being inflicted on Dabang Delhi.U Mumba led 14-6 after the all out and Dabang Delhi were staring at falling behind even further. At the end of the first half, U Mumba led 15-8 and were looking on course to a comfortable win.advertisementU Mumba started the second half with a bang, inflicting another all out in the 24th minute to lead 23-9.READ – Pro Kabaddi League: Pardeep Narwal stars as Patna Pirates thrash Tamil ThalaivasDabang Delhi were looking short of ideas with both of their raiders and defenders struggling. Chandran Ranjit got a raid point as Dabang Delhi hit double figures.Delhi’s defence sent back Siddharth to the bench and scored their second tackle point to trail 11-24.But with Siddharth looking in fine form and U Mumba’s defence working in tandem there was no way of a comeback for Delhi.U Mumba were in in cruise control mode for the last 10 minutes of the match and ran out comfortable winners.In the other match of the day, Bengaluru Bulls dominated Tamil Thalaivas 36-22 to register their first win at home. The match was touted as Rohit Kumar (Bengaluru Bulls) vs Ajay Thakur and it proved to be just that.Bengaluru proved their dominance right from the start and went into half time with a 17-12 lead.Even though Ajay Thakur and Anil Kumar tried scripting some sort of a comeback for Thalaivas but it was Rohit’s day and he helped his team come out victorious.(With PTI inputs)Also watch –
Wolves boss Nuno says they’re ready to act in marketby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says they’re studying the January market.However, he is eager to keep their plans close to his chest.The manager said, “I can comment on how we work. The transfer window is happening now and we anticipated it before.“We have a squad and now we have to look at it. We have to analyse what we have in front of us and who can deliver these things.“Now we have the chance with the transfer window, and anything can happen.”Nuno added: “Every time a player has a chance to go, it’s because of something like ‘he needs to play’. If we have an asset that needs to play. If we have a chance, we’ll take it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Earlier this week, five-star outside linebacker recruit Lyndell Wilson, who 247 Sports has ranked as the top player in the state of Alabama, announced his top seven teams on Twitter. USC was among the programs, and it looks like the Trojans are trying to take full advantage.Saturday, Lyndell tweeted out a photo of a dozen business cards he claims he was given by USC. The cards read that Wilson is the President and CEO of his own company, Lyndell Mack Wilson Inc. It’s a recruiting tactic we haven’t yet seen before.Wilson deleted the tweet shortly after posting it. We’re not sure if that means it’s potentially some sort of NCAA violation, or if he just didn’t want his address circulating the Internet. Ironically, under NCAA rules, Wilson can’t start a company and profit off of his likeness until he leaves school. Still, this is pretty cool.
WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is setting his sights on the end of the month as the next target date for reaching a trade-and-tariff detente with the United States.All three countries are expected to take part in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement during the two-day G20 summit, which gets underway Nov. 30 in Buenos Aires — although Canada has warned it will be a low-key, low-level affair if steel and aluminum tariffs are still in place.There’s still time to change that, Trudeau suggested Monday during a news conference in Paris.“I absolutely brought it up,” Trudeau said of his discussions with U.S. President Donald Trump during a dinner Friday organized by French President Emmanuel Macron.One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of a private meeting, said the two leaders had a good exchange on tariffs that included Trudeau making clear to the president the tariffs are hurting consumers and producers on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.“The issue of steel and aluminum tariffs continues to be a concern to Canadians, like it is of concern to many American citizens and companies,” Trudeau said.“This is something that, as I’ve said before and as I related to President Trump, I hope we’re able to solve by the time we meet each other in the G20 in Argentina.”David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., said in an interview last week that some high-level talks on the tariff issue have taken place, and that he has extended an invitation to U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer to get formal negotiations back underway.Insiders say the U.S. has been demanding quotas be imposed on Canadian exports, something Ottawa has made clear is a non-starter.MacNaughton and Trudeau have both indicated that if a signing ceremony does take place soon, it won’t include high-level dignitaries like the prime minister or Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland if the tariffs — 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum — remain in place.On the Mexican side, however, there’s an expectation negotiators there are poised to agree to quotas in order to get the deal signed before Dec. 1, which is when incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s new administration could inject an unwelcome element of uncertainty.Resolving the tariff issue with Mexico is the more pressing priority for the U.S., said Dan Ujczo, a trade lawyer and partner with Ohio-based Dickinson Wright.“The actual issue is to ensure that there’s nothing that’s going to stop Mexico from signing this deal before Dec. 1, and giving relief to farm country in the U.S. to Mexico’s retaliatory tariffs,” Ujczo said.“I think Canada’s an afterthought for the U.S. right now in this process.”