Forget Bitcoin, buy-to-let and Cash ISAs! I plan to get rich with UK shares

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild | Sunday, 27th December, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Forget Bitcoin, buy-to-let and Cash ISAs! 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You’ve also got the threat of immense Brexit disruption from 1 January which could severely damage regional economies. Progressing trade wars between major nations represents another cloud on the horizon.But so what? The key to successful investing is to buy UK shares you’d be happy to hold for the long term. I buy stocks with a view to holding them for a minimum of 10 years. Over this sort of timescale the impact of temporary economic bumpiness tends to be absorbed. Indeed, data shows us that long-term investors make a healthy average annual return of 8-10%.Obviously, you need to be that more careful investing during economic crises. Balance sheets come under pressure and dividends can topple as a result. Tough conditions pose a threat to the mere existence of many UK shares too. But with some sound research (and a little help from experts like The Motley Fool) an investor can sidestep these pitfalls and build a five-star stocks portfolio.Top UK shares for 2021As I say, I’ve kept investing in my ISA during 2020. And this isn’t just because of the security a long-term investment strategy provides.It’s because the stock market crash has thrown up stacks and stacks of bargains too cheap to miss. Panicked investors always sell quality stocks along with the genuine duds in the rush for the exits. This provides an opportunity for level-headed individuals to nip in and grab a bargain. And there’s an abundance of help out there to help you dig these out and make a fortune in 2021 and beyond. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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Scenes from Episcopal Youth Event 2014

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service – Villanova, Pennsylvania] The Episcopal Youth Event 2014 here July 9-12 at Villanova University was a visual feast. Here are some examples.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori poses July 12 with Haven Waldrip and Dayton Hobson from the Diocese of Oklahoma for one of the many selfies Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants captured with her during the July 9-12 gathering. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAcolyte Lillian Hardaway, a member of the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 planning team from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, fills a bowl with holy water for Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe as she had just done for Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton (to Rowe’s right), Pennsylvania Bishop Clifton Daniel and North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, gathers with five Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants who were members of the Official Youth Presence at the last meeting of General Convention in 2012. All five will be deputies from their dioceses when convention meets again June 25-July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City. They are, left to right, Thomas Alexander of Arkansas, Pat Melendez of California, Will Burton-Edwards of Indianapolis, Ariana Gonzales-Bonillas of Arizona and David Kilp of Central Pennsylvania. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOne of the many prayers that filled a nine-panel prayer wall that greeted Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants when they entered the Pavilion at Villanova University for worship and plenary sessions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThree Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants kick along to the prelude for EYE14’s closing Eucharist July 12 inside the Pavilion at Villanova University. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDirector Walt Blocker asks for more from the St. Thomas Gospel Choir of Philadelphia during Evening Prayer July 11 that was part of the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 at Villanova University. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe HighLite Vibes of the Diocese of Long Island praise God in song during Evening Prayer July 11 that was part of the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 at Villanova University. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEYE14 participants from St. John’s in Lodi, California, in the Diocese of San Joaquin added their prayers to a nine-panel prayer wall that greeted Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants when they entered the Pavilion at Villanova University for worship and plenary sessions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDiocese of Indianapolis Bishop Cate Waynick blesses an Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant during the EYE14 opening Eucharist July 10. During the distribution of communion Waynick got clipped on her stole by another EYE member. Rather than give away diocesan pins, some delegations clipped people with clothes pins on which they had written blessings, prayers and welcome messages. Some groups urged recipients to add the name of their diocese and then clip someone else with the pin. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceSammy Fusco of Stillwater, Minnesota, finishes the detail work on a Common Loon, the state bird of Minnesota, that Johannah Frisby of St. Paul drew on one of the nine panels that formed a prayer wall that greeted Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants when they entered the Pavilion at Villanova University for worship and plenary sessions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Pavilion at Villanova University rocked during Episcopal Youth Event 2014 worship. The backdrop for worship was a quilt created by 13 Nigerian women who are HIV-positive. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America loaned the quilt to EYE14. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth & Young Adults Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Posted Jul 14, 2014 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Scenes from Episcopal Youth Event 2014 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL EYE14, Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Youth Event, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

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Off-licence chain selects children’s hospice

first_img  20 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 MoreAddThis Off-licence chain selects children’s hospice Howard Lake | 9 May 2006 | News 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.center_img Local wine distributors and off licence chain, Winemark, has chosen the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as their charity of the year. The target is to raise £30,000 for the local charity which provides care to life limited children both at hospice and in their home.An innovative fundraising strategy has been put in place by the local company who are planning individual and store wide fundraising events. Paul Hunt, Chairman of Winemark, believes that the partnership further reinforces their commitment to the local community. Winemark are delighted to announce the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as our chosen charity for the coming year. We aim to raise £30,000 for the charity which is the only children’s hospice in Northern Ireland. The Winemark team are looking forward to the implementation of our innovative fundraising events as well as organising some events of their own, Mr Hunt said. Advertisement Siofra Healy, Fundraising and Marketing Manager for Northern Ireland Hospice Care, said:Partnership fundraising initiatives like this one gives the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice an opportunity to plan for the future and guarantee care to life limited children and support to their families both in hospice and at home.”The charity receives no government funding and depends on the support and generosity of the public to help maintain and provide its services. Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

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Top tips for successful livestreaming & gaming for good

first_imgTop tips for successful livestreaming & gaming for good Melanie May | 10 February 2021 | News Building engagementBuilding and sustaining engagement is of course vital, and there are some key ways of achieving this with livestreaming and gaming for good.Influencers can be great for helping you drive engagement and participation – whether it’s a high profile streamer or a celebrity, and if you do want to get an influencer involved, Alyssa Sweetman offers some advice on how to approach them:“Reach out to them, all influencers have their emails posted somewhere on their social media. Shoot them an email, keep it simple. Don’t ask for a call or if they are interested… give them the information on how to fundraise for you and see what happens. The worst thing a charity can do is send a super long email or just ask for an exploratory chat.”Spend time too getting to know them in terms of what they’re good at, and what they like, so you can use this to get the best from them in your event, as well as ensure they have a good time.If you’re looking to build a community and increase your supporter base, the key is providing consistent live content. Jake Ward, Business Development Director at Groovy Gecko, says:“Think of livestreaming as a regular event rather than a one-off as that’s how they’ll build momentum. Try to time them with your audience in mind. It could be a regular weekly coffee break or Friday evening entertainment. The more consistently you do them, the more word-of-mouth has the opportunity to spread.”If you’re asking supporters to fundraise for you through gaming or livestreaming, develop the supporter journey to build engagement pre-event where possible too, says Lee Clark, founder of GivePenny:“Look for ways to extend that supporter journey, and build a community. Encourage a streamer to be sponsored for every hour they do between two dates for example. This then lets you explain the journey to the streamer – how to set up a fundraising page, and ask friends and family to donate to a streaming hour, giving you as a charity the ability to craft a supporter journey that allows you to support them.” Tagged with: Digital Event Gaming As another example, GivePenny has also worked with Blue Cross on its Paws 2 Play initiative. This saw the charity build a community of streamers on Discord simply by asking people to join it in the sign up process. Clark adds:“This allows a dialogue with fundraisers, allowing them to communicate with them and give advice, keeping them as close as possible on their fundraising journey.”During the event itself, offering extras along the way can be an effective way of keeping engagement high both among your fundraisers and their audiences. Running competitions to win a small prize or a donation for their chosen cause, polls where people donate to vote, or setting milestones and incentives such as celebrating every £100 raised in a livestream can help to keep the momentum going. Marie Curie’s Celebrity Quizzes have raised thousands for the charity. Livestreamed on Tiltify in the run up to Christmas, they included Georgia & David Tennant’s Dr Who Quiz, Mel Giedroyc’s Christmas Party Quiz, and Louis Theroux’s Weird Year in Review. Free to join, the charity encouraged people to donate if they could, at a suggested £5 for taking part, but also incentivised donations throughout the quizzes in other ways.Tiltify’s Tom Downie explains:“Marie Curie used their own Twitch channel and got celebrities to do quizzes for them, which included interesting polls: vote for your all time favourite Xmas movie raised £1,000 for example, while asking people to guess who David Tennant’s wife’s favourite Dr Who was raised £17k. They also offered different rewards, such as donate £3 for some Dr Who socks.”Another key tip is to ensure you do a follow up after the event to encourage continued support.JustGiving’s Levy says:“Say how much you’ve raised and highlight why their support is important. Research has shown that people often fundraise once and never again because they don’t know what impact they’ve had.” Two charity campaigns, and what made them a success: [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoeWFFnW1tU&feature=emb_logo[/youtube] CoppaFeel’s Big Bounce Back event CoppaFeel’s Big Bounce Back saw its founders Kris and Maren complete 12 hours of bouncing on their Bellicon trampolines with the help of some celebrity pals. It gave people the option to sponsor them, or to take on their own bounce challenge, but the event itself also incentivised donations in other ways.Emmie Kingdon, Events and Marketing Executive, CoppaFeel – Big Bounce Back event, explains what made it a success for the charity:“For us, we tried to make sure that the content on our livestreams was as engaging as possible for an online event: we tried to refrain from using any pre-recorded content and encouraged our guests to interact with our hosts/talent through features such as live chats and polls. This also worked well for donations as interactive features and incentives such as polls and targets on Tiltify (e.g. if we reach £X, this will happen) really built anticipation and encouraged people to keep watching and donating. The key thing was to try and make people feel as if they were at the event together, even though they were all watching remotely.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Not just for fundraisingAnd don’t forget, regular livestreaming can also be an invaluable channel simply for keeping supporters updated and engaged. Groovy Gecko’s Ward says:“It could be as simple as using your mobile to keep people updated on how the charity is doing or what you’re planning. It’s important to remind your supporters that you’re still there. It might only be 100 or so people that you’re talking to at one time, but they could be 100 valuable, regular supporters.And as charities battle the impact of the pandemic, this avenue can be particularly useful. He adds:“Be honest. Tell your community what you’re up against, what you need, and how you’re getting by. Online fundraising is here to stay throughout the pandemic and beyond, so it’s important to utilise these live tools as a valuable revenue channel.” Finding the right activityIf you’re trying to work out what you could do in this arena, Lauren Levy, Customer Success Manager at JustGiving, suggests looking at what works for your organisation offline, as well as going out to your key audiences and asking what interests them:“Use what you know about your audience to build what your activity will look like. Have you seen any trends with fundraising? Is there anything popular you could pivot to a livestream? Your supporters are probably the warmest audience you’ll have, so take some time to talk to them and see what they’d like to see you do. For a low cost way of finding out, throw some polls out on social media and ask.” Focus on the askTo encourage support, the ask needs to be front and foremost. People are driven by the thought that they’re making a difference, so knowing where the money is going and the impact it will have is critical for success.Tom Downie, UK Charity Manager at Tiltify uses last year’s Jingle Jam as a prime example:“What works for charities is the ask. Jingle Jam had a hardcore gamer audience making donations and receiving games in return, with 12 charities to choose from. Ordering those charities in terms of who raised the most and the least, those that talked about the charity rather than gaming did the best. This is exactly how community fundraising works. What you’re fundraising for should be front and centrepiece. That’s what people can get on board with.” Authenticity is a mustFirstly, look for an activity that suits you, and your audience – it doesn’t have to be gaming, and the beauty of livestreaming is that you can do just about anything. It just needs to be a good fit for your organisation, and your audience.This is Alyssa Sweetman’s number one tip. The Director of Creator Social Impact at Twitch says:“It needs to be authentic and engaging. It’s better if charities live stream something that fits with their mission. Putting an employee on playing games doesn’t automatically ensure that an audience will show up or find it engaging.” Advertisement With events like Jingle Jam and GameBlast among others raising significant sums for charities, and the pandemic seeing most of us online more than ever before, livestreaming is an area fundraisers are increasingly considering as a potential income generator for their own organisation.But where to start and what to think about? Here are some top tips from the experts. War Child UK’s RISING campaignWar Child UK launched RISING to engage grassroot musicians in supporting its Coronavirus Crisis Appeal by getting them to participate in live-streamed fundraising gigs during lockdown, and encourage their fans to donate to the charity. Participants were incentivised with the top 20 fundraisers able to submit a recording to special guest judges for the chance to win a prize. It raised over £80k for the charity.The charity’s music team explains how they went about it, and what made it a success:“Alongside London-based promoters, Hot Vox, we launched a new campaign to engage grassroots musicians to support War Child by participating in live-streamed fundraising gigs. Artists encouraged their fans to donate via Tiltify, throughout their performance and via social media before and after. Tiltify worked as a brilliant and interactive platform, as artists and viewers could see in real-time how fans were engaging and what donations were made.“With Hot Vox’s huge database of solo artists and acoustic acts, we were able to sign-up around 400 artists, all with their own individual fanbases. We also included reward incentives to add to the competition and give something back to participants – these included milestone fundraising target t-shirts, hoodies and gig tickets. However, our main incentive was our music industry judging panel, who listened to the top 20 fundraisers submitted songs and chose a winner for the grand prize.“The key elements to making the campaign a success were, having a clear programmatic message, perfect timing (middle of lockdown 1.0!), and strong incentives to encourage fundraising.”  210 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Fear in the Market Drives Dow and Crude Oil Lower, Drags…

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Fear in the Market Drives Dow and Crude Oil Lower, Drags Ag… SHARE Fear in the Market Drives Dow and Crude Oil Lower, Drags Ag Markets Along Facebook Twitter The Dow closed off over 2,000 points, soybeans finished off over 20 cents on the May contract, and U.S. crude oil was down over $10 finishing at $31.13 a barrel, it’s worse day since 1991. The coronavirus continues to negatively impact the markets, and now a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has provided more uncertainty.“It’s not so much about the fundamentals as it is about fear,” said Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist for INTL FCStone. “And so, buyers are rushing to the sideline and that’s allowing the computers that sell momentum to just have free will, so to speak, and push things lower.”I asked Suderman if he thought we were anywhere near the bottom of this market downturn in the ag markets.“I hear a lot of people say, ‘Well, fundamentally, we should be close to the bottom. This should be the opportunity for buyers to come in. This should be the point where we don’t have to worry about downside risk again.’ We certainly cannot say that in this type of fear environment. As long as fear is prevalent, prices can go to zero, so to speak.”He added that he would be very reluctant to focus on anything except risk management right now.“Manage your downside risk exposure where you have it depending on your ability to withstand that. These markets do tend to play to the bottom, even overdo it to the bottom side. There will be a day when we overplay it to the top side, but those who try to speculate and catch the bottom are usually those who pay a steep price.”Suderman says with the precipitous fall of the oil market and falling gas prices, the ethanol industry is where the ag markets are most vulnerable.“We could see some plants have to shut down and maybe some bankruptcies.”Suderman is hopeful that the low prices will spur some Chinese buying.“We are hearing rumors of China perhaps lifting the anti-dumping duties on DDGS and if that happens, we could see some significant purchases by Chinese buyers of U.S. distillers grains.”Many analysts still predict that soybean buying is not likely anytime soon.You can hear my full interview with Suderman where he details the oil price battle between Saudi Arabia and Russia that caused the sharp decline by pressing the play button below.Fear in the Market Drives Dow and Crude Oil Lower, Drags Ag Markets Along By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 9, 2020 Previous articleHoward County Farmers Receive National Soil Health RecognitionNext articleA Close Look at What is Happening in the Market and Howard County Farmers Receive National Soil Health Recognition on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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The Latest: South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccine plan

first_img The Latest: South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccine plan Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 Twittercenter_img Pope Francis waves after reciting the Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS News Previous articleQuinnipiac defeats Fairfield 78-63Next articleIbrahimović nets 500th club goal as Milan beats Crotone 4-0 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Speeches at special council meeting were “empty platitudes” – Mac Giolla Easbuig

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Twitter West Donegal Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig says other members have refused to back his call for a walkout from the chamber over Cllr John O’Donnell’s failure to resign.The Independent councillor’s call followed Cllr O’Donnell’s appearance on an RTE Investigates Programme during which he was secretly filmed, apparently being offered money to support a fictitious windfarm application.He denies any wrongdoing, and is threatening to sue RTE.Donegal County Council is investigating, and Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig says the special meeting heard plenty of speeches and calls for Cllr O’Donnell to step down.However, he says it appears most members are not willing to follow through……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/michannoyed.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Cllr Frank Mc Brearty Jnr told Highland Radio News this morning that he looking at initiating legal proceedings as a result of the programme, and he believes that is the appropriate action to take.Meanwhile, the Donegal People’s Press reports today that Cllr O’Donnell broke his silence at the weekend during a function in Kilmacrennan, telling their reporter that he has no plans to resign, and he believes he still has the support of the electorate.When asked if he would contest the next General Election, he is quoted as saying “watch this space”. Google+ Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleClonmany top Inishowen League for ChristmasNext articleDonegal connection in Connacht Rugby Challenge Cup game admin Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Speeches at special council meeting were “empty platitudes” – Mac Giolla Easbuig Pinterest By admin – December 21, 2015 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Be at the forefront of the value generation

first_imgBe at the forefront of the value generationOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Knowledgemanagement and value creation are always hot topics for debate among senior HRdirectors. At a recent human resources forum at Henley Management College thesesubjects were raised again. After much discussion the consensus was thatcompanies increasingly create profit and value in non-traditional ways, outsidenormal organisation structures. It occurs across complex relationship-based andemotional networks. Boardsare slowly waking up to the fact that knowledge assets can be valued on thebalance sheet like any other asset and HR can take a lead with this before ourfriends in finance and audit do it for us.Knowledge– simply a business’ store of information about its people, customers,marketplace and competitors – is a fundamental asset, but it is frightening howmuch companies do not know. They often cannot access the knowledge available tothem. They reinvent plans and activities and do not learn from life out in themarketplace. Organisations like this are flying in the dark. Data, experienceand knowledge resides in the company, but if it isn’t shared then it may aswell not exist.Thisis where knowledge managers or learning directors come in. Really good HRpeople can also help – they know where seams of activity are and they can tap intoand read the pulse of these new networks. It is here that value gets created;that loyalty, commitment and retention gets built or – if not managedeffectively and pro-actively – gets destroyed. Recentresearch suggests that far from organisations being held together from the top,they are actually held together across the middle – first-line and middle-levelpeople managers are critical to the formation and development of social capitaland they are the leaders of communities up, across and throughout the business.Giventhis, we have to be very careful when the call comes to downsize. Typically,done by taking out middle managers in departments or by extracting wholedepartments, this would damage the cross-functional communities within the newstructure.  Thisis an example of how traditional ways of working mitigate against sharingknowledge. A new HR acronym was created at the forum – MOTOC (Managing OutsideThe Organisation Chart) and this has major implications for the effectivenessof HR. Managers increasingly have to manage in the space outside of normalreporting relationships and we need to help them do this. Iam not a huge fan of outsourcing HR, but if it frees up personnel professionalsto get to grips with their new role then I support it, as I believe this iswhere HR can make a huge difference in this value generation. ByChris Matchan, Vice-president, consumer practice at Korn/Ferry International Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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2 former Ohio State football players indicted for rape, kidnapping

first_img Beau Lund Written by February 21, 2020 /Sports News – National 2 former Ohio State football players indicted for rape, kidnappingcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFranklin County Ohio Sheriff(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Two former Ohio State University football players accused of kidnapping and raping a woman were indicted on Friday.Amir Riep, 21, Jahsen Wint, 21, are each facing two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced.The charges stem from an alleged Feb. 4 incident involving a 19-year-old woman, according to police.The woman is said to have visited the apartment of Riep and Wint to watch a movie. However, at some point in the night, she was allegedly restrained and forced to have non-consenual vaginal and oral sex with them, according to the prosecutors.The two men turned themselves in last week and were being held at Franklin County Jail without bond. It’s not yet clear if either has obtained legal representation.If convicted, each faces a maximum prison term of 33 years and would have to register as a sex offender.Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day said in a previous statement he had dismissed Riep and Wint from the team.“I am not making any statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and my expectations,” he said.Riep was a cornerback and Wint played safety.Their arraignment is scheduled for March 6.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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COVID-19 Cases Rise After Chautauqua County Leaders Report 102 New Infections

first_img80-8914 142 12.53% 0.8% 0.3% MAYVILLE – The number of active COVID-19 cases rose Tuesday as the Chautauqua County Health Department reported 102 new cases of the virus.In an update to the county’s COVID-19 Dashboard, health officials reported 680 active cases, with 185 of them in the greater Jamestown area.The number of those hospitalized increased by one, to 51.The seven-day average percent positivity rate is up from 10.8 percent to 11 percent. Since the pandemic began 4,199 cases have been recorded, with 3,483 recovering and 36 related deaths.More information released by the county health department is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 13.57% 102 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 0.00% 727 100.6 1.0% 14784- Stockton0 15 13 Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) Active Cases 0.3% 40 0 14736- Findley Lake0 0.8% 14733- Falconer1 95.8 12.38% 0 Symptoms Known3097 0.7% 26 163 14136- Silver Creek6 14062- Forestville2 No739 1100 2 3.93% 14701- Jamestown21 489.6 465.6 New Cases 26.2% 0-390 14718- Cassadaga0 16 14782- Sinclairville1 14757- Mayville0 4 76.14% 472.0 1.7% 394.2 30-39547 3.7% 14767- Panama0 0.0 2.3% 21 0 70-79280 35 3.2% 144 3 Total Cases 43 0.3% 3.9% 562 0.86% 6.67% Total 14723- Cherry Creek0 6 14775- Ripley0 12 497.4 3 0 169.4 91 100.0% 14787- Westfield4 4.23% 19 290.4 0.0 14728- Dewittville0 0.7% 0-19526 Fatality Rate by Age Group 10 Percent 14750- Lakewood3 192.3 40-493 2.1% 6 156 0.3% 3 165 Percent of Total Cases 646.6 14781- Sherman1 3 0.8% 14740- Gerry0 13 14710- Ashville0 14138- South Dayton0 0.4% 14063- Fredonia18 13.03% Number 12 28 14724- Clymer0 Zip Code 713.8 23.86% 2.7% 90+3 8 34 73 32 Symptoms Age 2 35 14712- Bemus Point0 17.3% 50-592 1570.7 70-7911 2.6% 0.0 12.38% 51 Number 1.2% 80-89146 90 67 49 21 All Ages36 133 246.4 143.6 60-69520 30 0.7% 502.5 18.27% 60-693 115 92.7 3.4% 1.0% 14081- Irving1 548.6 14722- Chautauqua0 71 50-59635 0 14716- Brocton2 COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 14726- Conewango Valley0 0.0% 14738- Frewsburg0 109 16 592.3 185 96 524.5 Yes2358 2 109.3 14769- Portland1 Age Group 351.6 1 40-49570 5 16 90+71 1.69% 13 12 14747- Kennedy3 Percent 0.0 0.5% 0.31% 2.2% 4199 233.0 338.2 3.48% Fatality Rate 454.3 13.4% 14720- Celoron0 14048- Dunkirk38 3.9% 0.53% 691.9 316.2 20-29767 0.58% 30 Total Deaths 680 9.59% 1001.6 1.6% NYS Fatality Rate: 4.06%US Fatality Rate: 1.7%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/29/2020 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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