first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Ireland Volunteering Howard Lake | 23 December 2013 | News Photo: addiction by Artem Furman on Shutterstock.com 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. Vulnerable addicts ‘sent out to fundraise’ for drugs charitycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Many service users of a drugs recovery centre in Ireland have been expected to undertake fundraising duties, according to a RTE television investigation.The Maynooth-based Victory Outreach organisation, part of an international evangelical Christian church, is reported to have encouraged people with drug problems to sell raffle tickets to raise money in return for treatment, according to RTE’s Primetime programme ‘Beggars Belief’ which was broadcast on 17 December.In one case Victory Outreach, which is a registered charity, refused to support one of its service users who was arrested for fundraising without a permit and subsequently served a short prison sentence.RTE’s programme tracked one group of Victory Outreach fundraisers who worked for 18 hours one day.The organisation was also accused of providing an inadequate service to drug addicts, suggesting prayer instead of conventional treatments. Residents also had their welfare benefits confiscated.RTE says the organisation refused to answer any of the specific allegations made in the programme. It did quote Victory Outreach Dublin’s response which declared that it “…is a recovery home not a rehabilitation home which has a proven track record of success in assisting people with addictions”.It’s written response to RTE added: “Residents in early stages of recovery do not engage in fundraising nor do they handle large amounts of cash”.With regard to permits it said: “… there was a breakdown in communication and some people fundraised without a proper permit or permission… this is no longer the case”.You can view the RTE report.Victory Outreach Dublin’s spokesman Stuart Murphy told the Irish Times that “residents fundraised voluntarily and money raised was used to fund the organisation which received no State monies”. He added that “he earliest a team started fundraising was 9.30am or 10am”.Meanwhile, the Irish government has donated €1 million to three Irish charities – St Vincent de Paul, Protestant Aid and Crosscare – in recognition of fundraising difficulties following the ‘top up’ scandal.last_img read more

first_imgIn the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through a sometimes exhausting “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we think it’s fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. For over a year, Michael Urie has been trapped in a basement—Barbra Streisand’s basement, to be exact—in Jonathan Tolins’ one-man show Buyer & Cellar. After a year of playing every role in the hit comedy at the Barrow Street Theatre, he concludes his off-Broadway run on March 16. Before Urie brings the show to “people who need people” all across the country, he reflected on his “delightful, isolating and Babtastic” year. What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Delightful. Isolating. Babtastic. View Comments Related Shows Employee name: Michael Urie Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 How did you feel when you first got the job? TERRIFIED! Of course, I was grateful too. I knew what a special piece of writing I was being given by Jonathan Tolins, and what a unique and perfect place and time David Van Asselt and the Rattlestick Theatre were providing. I knew the play would work, given the right presentation, and the Rattlestick was exactly the right kind of hip and edgy downtown theatre that we needed to share such a wholly original work. Thanks to Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon, we were in rehearsal within a month and I was sweating it out in front of a paying audience a mere three-and-a-half weeks later! What will you miss most about the job? Since I’m not finished with the play or the role(s) and I won’t have to say goodbye to the playwright, director, producers, nor hopefully the crew, I’d have to say the West Village. Working downtown is a dream, and getting to know the staffs of Barrow Street and Rattlestick, the restaurants, shops and quiet streets have been a true honor. I’ll miss the hood. What was the highlight of your time at this job? I will never tire of watching the audience’s faces as they catch on to the tale I’m spinning. Granted, some people have a frowny at-rest face, which can be interpreted by my insecure brain as any number of things. BUT, most people watch the play with a surprised look of joy, that is completely priceless and it never gets old. What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Never go onstage grumpy! YouTube has a wealth of things to make one giggle last minute—and Sam the assistant stage manager has plenty of jokes. What was the hardest thing? Five-show weekends! Since June, I’ve been performing Friday nights, then twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday. Mondays are trying… Why are you leaving? I must tour! I’ve got a six-week hiatus before I bring the Cellar to Chicago, D.C. and L.A. So I need a break to rest up for new cities, new people and much bigger theatres! Buyer & Cellar What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? You gotta love telling a story, and have no problem looking people in the eye. There are 200 expectant souls out there every night waiting for you to wow them. They are the nervous ones, after all they know it’s a one man show (what if they hate the one man?!), they saw the sign out front that there’s no intermission (they’re stuck), and they know it’s 100 minutes! Luckily both Clancy O’Connor, my understudy who filled in during my vacation and Christopher Hanke, my successor, are both natural charmers. One flash of their pearly whites and all is well. What was the easiest thing about the job? It has been surprisingly easy to keep the play fresh, due in great part to the wonderful writing, but also my fabulous co-stars! Each performance, a group of 200 strangers come to the Barrow Street Theatre to hear me tell this story—their new and fresh take on what I’ve got to say has been exactly what I need to tell the story as if it’s never been told. How do you feel now that you’re leaving? After nearly 370 performances I’m trying to keep my eyes open. Not only because I’m very tired, but also because I’ve never experienced this kind of work before, this many performances and this much kindness from press/friends/patrons and I don’t want to miss a thing. Come March 17, I intend to close my eyes very tightly, and sleep for a few days. Or perhaps go on a silent retreat. How do you think you’ve grown during your time at this job? I’ve become very forgiving of myself. When you’re a part of an ensemble, playing one role with a smattering of scenes, it can be very easy to focus on the small stuff. When you’re the entire ensemble, and have to play all the parts in all the scenes, there are inevitably going to be any number of missteps a night, and there’s no time for mourning. A word burble or missed laugh that may have plagued me for the remainder of the night in past shows is easily left behind now, thanks to B&C. Star Files Michael Urielast_img read more

first_imgIPE reported last year that the appointment of a chief executive was being delayed by the lack of a permanent head of private pensions at the Department for Work & Pensions, a position filled in July last year by Charlotte Clark, a former UK Treasury civil servant. Soper said he was “very excited” to be joining PwC, where he will be senior pensions adviser, leading its work with DB sponsors and scheme trustees.“Companies and trustees have a great opportunity right now to fundamentally reshape the way retirement provision operates, for the benefit of all concerned,” he said.TPR’s chairman Mark Boyle praised Soper’s work at the regulator, saying he had achieved “an immense amount” since 2009.Boyle noted the “landmark” court rulings that had occurred under Soper’s tenure, including the £184m (€230m) settlement over the deficit in the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme.The settlement allowed the fund to complete a £675m bulk annuity deal with Rothesay Life, securing the full level of benefits for members that would have not been guaranteed on entry into the Pension Protection Fund.Boyle added: “The regulator’s voice is now heard with much greater clarity as a result of Stephen’s championing transparent casework reports and publication of an annual guidance statement on the funding of DB schemes.” Stephen Soper, the UK pension regulator’s head of defined benefit (DB) regulation, is to join consultancy PwC.Soper joined The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in 2009 as head of risk and funding, being named executive director of DB regulation in 2011.He will leave TPR at the end of July, moving to his new role in SeptemberHis departure comes only a few months after Lesley Titcomb took over as the regulator’s new chief executive, bringing to an end Soper’s 20-month spell as interim chief executive in the wake of Bill Galvin’s move to the Universities Superannuation Scheme.last_img read more

first_imgSecond year defenceman Nathan Browne started the scoring on the powerplay and two minutes later rookie Jack Mills tied the score.The Saints took a 3-2 lead with 11 minutes left in the period with a Troy Maclise marker that would stand up as the game-winner. With three minutes left in the final period, Brown notched his second and a minute later Mills scored his second of the game.The victory was a vital rebound for the Saints after starting the season with a 3-2 loss at home and then losing 2-0 to the Trinity Western University Spartans to open this past weekend’s roadtrip. The Saints were outshot 32-22 in the Friday night game against Trinity Western.Next up for the Saints is the longest trip of the year as they travel to Victoria for a double header at the Ian Stewart Complex on the University of Victoria main campus.Games run Friday/Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. and can viewed at fasthockey.com.The Saints next home game is October 28 vs Eastern Washington University. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre. It took eight periods of regular season British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) play, but the Selkirk College Saints offense finally woke up and welcomed the 2016-2017 campaign.On a roadtrip to the Lower Mainland over the weekend, the four-time defending league champions took on the Simon Fraser University Clan on Saturday evening in Burnaby.Facing a 2-0 deficit early in the third period, the Saints erupted for five unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to claim a 5-2 win.last_img read more

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Portland has a fast emerging tech culture that is seeing a number of new technology startups.Today, $225,000 is on the table for one of the year’s biggest events: The Oregon Entrepreneur Network’s annual Angel Oregon.One of the major contenders is ActiveTrak, which tracks lost or stolen devices. The company is launching a SaaS service in the next three months for the enterprise.You may know the company for its consumer service: GadgetTrak. The software is installed on laptops or mobile devices. It uses WiFi to track the device. For mobile devices, the service may use GPS. If that’s not available, it will triangulate using WiFi hotspots or cell towers. The software will also take a picture of the person who stole it.The software has been used to track stolen computers that has helped break up criminal rings. Recently, Portland schools had a number of laptops stolen that had the software installed.The software tracked the devices, leading to arrests and recovery of the laptops.CEO Ken Westin said the enterprise service will be available as SaaS or on-premise offering. One of its pilot accounts is with a major chemical company.People will install the software on the device, which syncs with the application in the cloud. Mobile devices will allow for over the air updates such as with iPhone or Android applications. Security is obviously a priority. ActiveTrak will store its databases on dedicated servers. The application layer will reside in the cloud. The on-premise service will reside entirely As demand increases, it will increase or decrease its number of application servers as demand peaks and ebbs.Westin said they are trying to avoid issues with propagating data across a number of servers. Data, in Westin’s view, is easier to secure in one place. alex williams Related Posts center_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news#saas last_img read more

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Dillinger missed the finals against Ginebra due to a hamstring injury.The Bolts won the two teams’ lone duel in the elimination round, 93-78, in a game where the Gin Kings blew a double-digit lead in the first half.Game 1 of their best-of-7 series is on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.“It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be rough,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.“You all better believe that this is going to be war. We’re just excited at this point. I’m not sleeping. I woke up at 3 a.m. and I’m ready to go,” Dillinger said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH05:38San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES BPC award the least of concerns for Slaughter, Newsome Read Next “As much as we want to have a short series, two tough teams will battle and I think it’s going to be a long one,” Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio told reporters during the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals press conference Tuesday.“Two great teams, two great coaches. It’s going to be a long, hard-fought series,” said Ginebra import Justin Brownlee, whose buzzer-beating triple won the last season’s title for the Gin Kings in Game 6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts and Kings are loaded with firepower but they are also known for being two of the best defensive teams in the league.And Meralco head coach Norman Black thinks the game will be won on the defensive end. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “I know they’re capable of scoring 100 points and we are too, but I expect this to be a defensive struggle for how many games it will go,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.Meralco is No. 1 in points allowed with an average of 88.8 points per game while Ginebra is in fifth at 96.7.The finals is a sequel, but a lot has changed since.Ginebra now has Greg Slaughter, who just returned from a knee injury at the start of the conference, and rookie Kevin Ferrer.Meralco also had a major upgrade in adding veteran forward Ranidel de Ocampo, rookie Mike Tolomia and guard Garvo Lanete via trades while also welcoming back key player Jared Dillinger.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight PBA IMAGESIn a Finals series pitting two evenly-matched teams, Games 5, 6 and 7 will be necessary.At least that’s the consensus among players and coaches from both Barangay Ginebra and Meralco ahead of their championship rematch.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Defending champ gone: Maria Sharapova ousts Caroline Wozniacki in Australia Still, he said it was an “amazing” feeling to play in front of so many friends and relatives.“I wish I could have played a little bit better,” Giles said. “They’ve seen me hoop before so they know, but just personally you always want to do good.”WILLIAMS ON WILLIAMSNorth Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams made a surprise visit to see former Tar Heels player Marvin Williams play, something he tends to do at least once per season.“The funny thing is you never know when he’s going to pop up,” Marvin Williams said. “I’ve been in the league 14 years now and coach Williams has found a way to make it to a game every year. It’s unbelievable. And I know he does that for a lot of his former players — it’s bigger than basketball for him.”UP NEXTKings: Visit the Pistons on Saturday night.Hornets: Host the Suns on Saturday. “The second unit played well and got us back in the game,” Parker said. “But we have to have more consistency and keep it going now.”The Hornets entered the game looking to make up ground in the East after a 2-4 West Coast trip.After falling behind by 13 early, Charlotte outscored Sacramento 43-25 in the second quarter to take control and never trailed again, leading by as many as 20 early in the fourth quarter. Kidd-Gilchrist brought energy in the second quarter, scoring with 13 points before the break — most of those coming in transition after solid defensive play.In all, the Hornets scored 24 points off 16 Kings turnovers.“To score 43 points, it speaks to our defense there. That’s really how we were scoring,” Borrego said. “We were getting stops and steals.”TIP-INSKings: Buddy Hield led the Kings with 24 points. … Were outscored 52-38 in the paint despite being the Hornets being without center Cody Zeller.Hornets: Carolina Panthers All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly and former teammate Thomas Davis took in the game from courtside seats. … Center Frank Kaminsky did not play, even with Zeller out.GILES’ RETURNNorth Carolina native Harry Giles capped a frustrating night by fouling out with 1:20 left in the game. He finished with one point after missing all three shots from the field and going 1 of 4 from the foul line. LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The defense and bench play go hand-in-hand for Charlotte.Borrego has been substituting more frequently of late and going deeper into his bench in an effort to save energy for defense.“We want them to be fresh out there to give us all they have defensively,” Borrego said.While the first-year coach knows that may cost the Hornets some points on the offensive end, he said it’s “worth the payoff on defense.”Veteran guard Tony Parker agreed, saying if the Hornets want to make a playoff run — they are currently eighth in the Eastern Conference standings — they have to do it with defensive energy and consistently strong play off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “That’s the message right now,” Borrego said. “If we come out and defend with energy, physicality and disruption, we have a shot against anyone.”Kemba Walker scored 23 points, surpassing 11,000 for his career, and the Hornets set the tone with a strong defensive effort in the second quarter and powered their way to a 114-95 win Thursday night over the Sacramento Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMiles Bridges and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each had 15 points off the bench and reserve center Willy Hernangomez added 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Hornets. Charlotte’s reserves outscored Sacramento’s 60-44 and outrebounded them 25-17 as the Kings’ three-game winning streak ended. That run included a win over Charlotte in Sacramento on Saturday.“Their role players struggled a little bit at our place, our role players struggled a little bit here,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “That’s generally what happens — role players play better at home. We’re playing a lot of young guys at the same time, so it’s going to take a little while to figure out.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Charlotte Hornets’ Willy Hernangomez gestures after making a 3-point basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C— Coach James Borrego says the Charlotte Hornets can beat any team in the NBA if they bring defensive intensity.The challenge is getting that effort every game.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane: Strong Courtois aware of the situationby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has defended Thibaut Courtois.Courtois was withdrawn at half-time with Real trailing 2-0 against Club Bruges in midweek, and the club later said the Belgian had been suffering from gastroenteritis – rather than an anxiety attack as claimed in the Spanish media.Courtois was jeered by members of the home support during the 2-2 Champions League draw.On Courtois, Zidane said: “Regardless of whether it’s fair or not, it is what it is. He’s strong and is aware of the situation. The first-half performance the other day was down to everyone.”The important thing is how he’s feeling. He’s not the only one who was responsible for that first half against Bruges. At Real Madrid you’re not allowed to make any mistakes, we can never concede and always have to score. Whenever that doesn’t happen, bad things are always going to be said about Real Madrid. We always have to give our all.”Nobody is a guaranteed starter, not Courtois or anybody else. I never said that. I’m going to use all of them.” last_img read more

first_imgAston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton: Embrace top 2 testby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton says they must embrace their upcoming two games.Villa travel to reigning champions Manchester City on Saturday before hosting current leaders Liverpool the following weekend.Goalkeeper Heaton said: “They are widely regarded as the two best teams in the league and we are playing them back-to-back – that is what the Premier League is all about.“There is no fear or worry there. It is just a hunger to go and embrace the games, to go and put our stamp on them and try and get the wins.“Of course, it is going to be tough. We know how much quality they gave got. They are both great sides.“But we have a lot of quality here. These are the kind of teams you want to go up against. We have seen already this season it can be done. We just want to make sure we give ourselves the best chance.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgGary Pinkel after big win against BYU.Gary Pinkel DanceMissouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced yesterday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall. So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU tonight was so touching. After the game, Pinkel’s players surrounded him, chanted his name, and urged him to dance. The veteran head coach obliged, and appeared to get emotional in doing so. “and the GP, GP ayyyyyyy chant has erupted” among players pic.twitter.com/vdwQ8ddega— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) November 15, 2015Dance Gary Pinkel. Dance. pic.twitter.com/7LouzovljA— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 15, 2015That’s awesome. Hats off to Pinkel and his team.last_img read more