Tesco sells Christmas gifts to benefit British Red Cross Tagged with: christmas corporate Trading Howard Lake | 27 November 2007 | News Canon PowerShot A460 red digital camera (£5 for the British Red Cross)Six seasonal sandwiches (10p to the British Red Cross)Paradise 2008 calendar (50p to the British Red Cross)December bouquet of the month from Tesco flowers (£2 to British Red Cross).The British Red Cross is Tesco’s Charity of the Year 2007, and the partnership is aiming to raise £2 million. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tesco is selling a range of items for Christmas presents and stocking fillers which will generate income for the British Red Cross.Items on sale include:a Prestige Deco red kettle and toaster, sales of each of which will generate £2 for the British Red Cross Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Tagged with: app corporate fundraising fundraising events Strava Youth SummitIn return for signing up to take part in The Last Mile, Strava is giving every athlete 30 days of their Summit product for free. Summit helps athletes make the most of their training with in-depth analysis tools they can use to review their efforts and track their fitness on the run up to race day. Strava CEO, James Quarles said: “We love bold and audacious goals, and the Last Mile challenges runners to give their all, finish strong and support youth running in the process. We’re thrilled to partner with The Running Charity in the UK to help the next generation of runners get moving.” 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Strava runners’ fastest last mile to raise funds for youth sport charities Howard Lake | 11 April 2019 | News 253 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Strava, the social network for athletes, is running a global campaign to encourage its active users to make their last mile their fastest, and to unlock a £10 donation to a youth sports charity.The Last Mile challenge runs from now until 30 June, and will support seven running charities around the world. In the UK the charity is The Running Charity.Strava has a community of over 40 million athletes around the world in 195 countries. They have shared more than two billion activities via the platform.The Last MileThe campaign applies to those who run a half or full marathon race from 11 April to 30 June 2019. Anyone who runs their last mile the fastest during that race will unlock a £10 donation from Strava to The Running Charity. You must tag your activity as a race for it to qualify for the challenge.The total donation is capped at $50,000.This should prove quite a challenge to most runners. Only 1% to 3% of runners on Strava complete their last mile as their fastest in half and full marathon-distance activities. 254 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 The Running CharityThe Running Charity uses running “to make a profound impact on the lives of homeless and at-risk young people in the UK, helping them to achieve their potential and allowing runners to make real social change in their communities”.Alex Eagle, its co-founder and CEO, said: “One of the most profound moments that our young people experience in our programmes is the moment they first achieve something that they once perceived as impossible; from a 5km to an ultra-marathon running teaches our young people that through commitment, resilience and passion you can push the boundaries of possibility.”
Emanuela Grifoni and WW’s John Catalinotto at anti-war meeting in Pisa, Italy.Pisa, Italy — A new exhibition in the Blue Palace of Art on the banks of the Arno River here examines the role of Italy and specifically of Pisa in World War I. Italy entered the war on the side of Britain, France and Russia in May 1915, nearly 100 years ago.The exhibition tells much about the suffering of all those who volunteered or were drafted into this great slaughter, which killed 10 million European workers. It makes clear that what was driving the world toward war then was the European ruling classes’ battle over colonies, markets, raw materials and spheres of influence around the world.While much has changed in 100 years, Europe is again riven with tensions leading toward a possible major war. Thus, it was timely that on the evening of April 10 the first in a series of forums on the theme of “Make War Against War” opened in this university city of 90,000 people. The new meeting hall of the Communist Network (Rete dei Comunisti) in Pisa was filled.Today the force driving toward war comes from the U.S.-led NATO powers, which in February 2014 backed a pro-fascist coup in Ukraine and have been waging war, through NATO, also in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.The organizers of the meeting — the Communist Network — are hosting similar discussions in a number of Italian cities. At the opener in Pisa, Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto was the featured guest speaker from the U.S. movement. He shared the platform with veteran analysts from the Italian communist and anti-militarist movement.The other speakers included Valter Lorenzi of the Communist Network in Pisa, Giovanni Bruno of the Communist Refoundation Party and Manlio Dinucci, military analyst from the newspaper Il Manifesto. Emanuela Grifoni chaired and introduced the discussion.The speakers agreed that the greatest war threat came from the U.S.-led NATO forces and that they would cooperate to fight against the imperialist war drive. Catalinotto also described for the Italian audience the dynamic development of the movement in the U.S. against the police killings of unarmed civilians, mainly African-American youths, and the powerful impact of racism on the class struggle in the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Benefits-of-pre-mix-herbicides.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Unsettled markets can bring on emotional decision-making and possibly short-sighted choices. Cutting rates or selecting generic products that cost less but ultimately don’t get the job done can come back to hurt a grower at harvest time. With the pressure on to save every dollar possible, corn and soybean growers may be tempted to mix herbicides themselves versus buying a premix like Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide from Syngenta for their dicamba-tolerant soybeans. Chad Threewits is an agronomy service representative with Syngenta. He says there are a lot of factors growers should have to consider when mixing herbicides themselves, and a lot of challenges.“There are a lot of factors that growers must consider when mixing herbicides together,” Threewits said. “Some of those things are the use rates. They’re going to vary by the product and the formulation. As you go to mix these products together, you really have to be careful of mix order and how those products go into the tank or you could have some serious problems. One big thing we see is the compatibility of all these products. A product like Acuron herbicide actually has about 47 different ingredients to make that product compatible, especially with fertilizers and other mixes that we deal with. You might be able to save a little money up front by mixing your own combination products, but at the end of it you end up paying for it with time and eventually taking on more risk when you do so.”He says there are some big concerns that come with producers mixing their own herbicides, including a better chance of error.“We see from those errors that we’re either getting too much product on and there could be crop injury, carryover issues, and from the other standpoint, if we don’t get enough product on, not getting enough adequate weed control. I think it requires a better understanding of the chemicals and their interaction with the soil. It puts the responsibility back on the applicator to make sure that you’re taking the time you need to get it right, and then really taking the responsibility for anything that also goes wrong. When we put a premix together, we’re making sure we have all the right product quantities and rates right, and it allows that product handling to be at a lot higher level than if you mixed your own.”Threewits talks about the benefit of purchasing a premix like Tavium for dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.“The first thing that comes to mind with Tavium herbicide is convenience,” he said. “It’s really important for applicators that they don’t have that extra time to spare. The combination of dicamba and S-metolachlor in one premix gives you three weeks longer residual than dicamba alone and makes sure we’re getting that overlapping residual for key driver weeds like Waterhemp. When you purchase a premix like Tavium from Syngenta, you know that it’s been extensively tested and perfected weed control. Tavium is back by consistent and reliable service from the Syngenta team.”Visit SyngentaUS.com/Tavium or speak to your Syngenta retailer to learn more.Always read and follow label instructions. Acuron and Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology are Restricted Use Pesticides. VaporGrip is used under license from Monsanto Technology, LLC. Previous articleEPA States Position on RFS Exemptions Before the Supreme CourtNext articleWho do You Trust for Agronomic Information? Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Mar 28, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARE Skimping on Herbicides in 2021 May Cost More in the Long Run SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Skimping on Herbicides in 2021 May Cost More in the Long Run Facebook Twitter
News UpdatesCOVID-“Hospitals Taking Advantage Of Pandemic & Collecting Exorbitant Charges”: Madras High Court Seeks Centre, State Govt’s Response Sparsh Upadhyay9 May 2021 8:32 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy: Indian ExpressThe Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Thursday (May 6) sought response from the Centre and the State in a plea seeking strict implementation of the government order which mandates allocation of a minimum of 50% of the total bed strength in private hospitals for COVID patients. A Division Bench of Justice M.S. Ramesh and Justice B. Pugalendhi observed, “Exorbitant charges have been collected by some hospitals, even during this difficult time, which cannot be permitted. The hospitals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 Pandemic situation, it appears, making use of it to collect exorbitant charges.” The plea before the Court The grievance of the petitioner was that though the Government had issued a Government Order fixing the maximum cost to be charged for the treatment of Covid-19 by the private clinical establishments, it was not being followed by the private hospitals and they are charging exorbitantly up to Rs.2,00,000/- for ten days. It was submitted that the hospitals depending upon their Grade at the maximum can charge Rs.15,000/- per day, whereas, some hospitals are charging around Rs.1,00,000/- per day. Further, it was stated that by way of an order, the Government had directed the private clinical establishments to allocate minimum 50% of the total bed capacity for treating the Covid-19 patients, since Covid-19 pandemic is declared an international health emergency. However, it was submitted that private hospitals were not providing beds as directed in the Government Order and there was no proper mechanism available for implementation of the Government Orders. In view of the submission made by the Counsel for the petitioner and the materials placed on record, the Court sought the following details from the respondents to proceed with the writ petition further: Whether the Government Orders were strictly complied with in its letter and spirit?How the Government is monitoring the implementation of the aforesaid Government Orders? Whether the maximum cost for Covid-19 treatment as directed by the Government in the aforesaid Government Orders is exhibited in a prominent manner in the private hospitals enabling the general public to know about the charges and the details of the authority to whom any complaint regarding the exorbitant charges and violations of the said Government Orders, can be lodged? What is the penal provision or penalty contemplated for violation of the aforesaid Government Orders and who is the authority monitoring the implementation of the aforesaid Government Orders? How many complaints have been received by the Government for violation of the said Government Orders and what is the action taken on the complaints, if any? Why not the Government maintain a separate portal giving the availability of the private hospitals and their bed capacity along with the fees structure in the portal, as maintained by Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, etc., Whether under the Tamil Nadu Employees Health Insurance Scheme, the Government servants are entitled to take treatment for Covid-19 in private hospitals? Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsJustice M. S. Ramesh Justice B. Pugalendhi COVID Management Hospitals Covid19 Treatment Excessive fees charged by Covid hospital COVID covid-19 Next Story
iStock(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — An 18-year-old in New Mexico has been charged with impersonating a sheriff’s deputy after he allegedly conducted a traffic stop using police lights he outfitted on his car, police said.An Albuquerque Police officer happened upon the scene Monday just after 12:30 a.m. and saw a vehicle without any police markings but outfitted with red and blue flashing lights, according to a criminal complaint.As the officer was driving by, a man standing outside the stopped vehicle waved at him as he was passing, which prompted him to turn around and stop next to the unmarked car.The man, who was wearing plain clothes but had a star-shaped badge on his belt, identified himself as Brenden Wysynski and told the officer that he had worked for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office for the past three years, according to the complaint.Body camera footage from the scene shows Wysynski saying, “This is all I got,” and gesturing to the badge when the officer ask if he had identification on him.When the officer asked why he pulled the SUV over, Wysynski allegedly replied that it had been traveling on the highway at 120 mph. He then advised Wysynski to return the documents to the driver, who left the area.The officer then expressed concern to Wysynski against conducting a traffic stop without the proper attire and equipment and contacted dispatch to have the supervisor for the sheriff’s office come to the scene.While questioning Wysynski, the teen told the officer that his birth year was 1994, but the birth year for the registration listed on the vehicle stated 2001, which the officer then confirmed through the police database, according to the complaint.The officer then placed Wysynski in the back of his police vehicle as they waited for the BCSO supervisor to arrive, and Wysynski “without being asked any questions” confessed that he had bought the badge online and did not work for the sheriff’s office, the complaint states.“I’m just gonna be straight-up with you. I’m not a cop,” Wysynski is seen saying on bodycam footage. The officer then had Wysynski step out of the vehicle and handcuffed him after informing him that he was under arrest.When the supervisor for the sheriff’s office arrived, he asked Wysynski for the badge and stated that the badge appeared to be real but was not a current badge, according to the complaint. Wysynski then stated that the badge belonged to his father, but the sergeant stated he did not recognize the name as a prior deputy.Once at the police station, Wysynski allegedly stated that he was on his way to his actual job at Albuquerque Courtesy & Parking when he saw the SUV he pulled over speeding. Wysynski said that the driver of the SUV stated that his sister was in trouble and admitted that he identified himself as a deputy for the sheriff’s office because he “got scared” when he saw the Albuquerque Police officer approaching him.Wysynski also later admitted that he bought the badge online, despite stating again during his interview that the badge once belonged to his father, who had died.He’s been charged with impersonating a police officer.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Leadership successionOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Steve Newhall, managing director of global HR consultancy DDI UK, arguesthat in a service economy, lack of basic leadership skills at senior level willstifle the best-intentioned initiativesThere was a time when companies were run by their founder, or his family.The vision, innovation or creativity of the owner was what drove the culture ofthe business. And if that was accompanied by autocracy and unilateraldecision-making, well that was ‘just the way things are done around here’. Withthe succession of the son and heir, it was as important to preserve thecultural legacy as to continue to grow the business and provide jobs for theworkers – who were generally glad to shelter under the patriarchal umbrella. Things are very different now. The UK economy has moved away frommanufacturing to the service industry, and the make-up of the workforce haschanged along with it. Instead of demanding loyalty from uneducated employees, businesseshave to meet staff requirements, as research proves that employee engagement isclosely linked to productivity. Focus on relationships For example, if customer service staff who are uninspired by their workallow their attitude to affect their behaviour towards customers, companieslose money. Expectations are higher, and being treated as an equal by the bossat the communal coffee machine is just a start. Many British businesses depend upon their people to differentiate themselvesin the market. So for those accountable for business performance, what mattersnow is how good you are at developing and displaying great skills inrelationship-building within an organisation and, equally importantly, outwardsto customers. The trouble is that most organisations don’t check the right credentialswhen they assume people’s aptitude for leadership. Promotion to management isoften a reward for performing well in specialist roles such as sales, IT andengineering. Recruiting externally brings no easy answers either. Most senior people’sCVs list achievements unrelated to their ability to lead people. The two key questions for organisations whose market share is won or lostthrough their people’s behaviour should be: ‘How can leadership potential bereliably spotted, early?’ and ‘How do we best accelerate the development ofthose in whom we find it?’ Desired culture In our experience, three out of four companies admit they lack clearcriteria for actually determining potential. They have failed to define aconsistent vision of their desired culture, so have no clear idea of whatskills future leaders need. At DDI, we set out to find this Holy Grail. We took more than 30 years’assessment data on thousands of individuals, and combined it with ground-breakingresearch from the likes of Jim Collins, Morgan W McCall, Ann Howard and DougBray. This gave us a process and a set of criteria for gauging leadershippotential. So what should companies be looking for? An inherent desire to lead othersand the ability to bring out the best in people is critical. Aspiring leadersmust care about people and be willing to give their time and intelligence tounderstanding different personal needs, motivations and histories. Are theysecure in their own ego, rather than needing to dominate? This has a highcorrelation with integrity, too – we call this ‘leadership promise’. Leadership imperatives So what are the premium leadership skills on which development should focus?At DDI, we believe there are seven ‘leadership imperatives’, the ‘must-have’leadership skills that our research demonstrates drive success: coaching;inspiring; partnering; influencing; driving performance; selecting; andmanaging work and resources. If you don’t start when you’re young – in this case, on the first rung ofthe management ladder – you are unlikely ever to excel at any of these things,and long-held bad habits are harder to change. The only way to ensure the future CEOs of our service-led organisations aretruly leaders of people, and not just charismatic money or marketing men, is tostart building those ‘must-have’ skills today. Fledgling leaders in their firstmanagement role – and many already in the job who have had no formal training –must be equipped with the leadership imperatives to do the really importantstuff really well, and let an engaged and motivated staff do the rest. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
Radiative transfer within an interferometric spectrometer is discussed in relation to measurements of infrared transmittance spectra of gases. It is shown that for certain types of interferometric spectrometers, radiation from sources other than the spectrometer source must be considered, including the gas sample itself, if significant errors in measurement of line strengths and line widths are to be avoided. The validity of the radiative transfer theory is demonstrated by applying it to spectra of an evacuated gas cell, recorded over a range of temperatures, and thereby deriving a temperature independent emissivity for the cell windows. The error introduced into measurements of spectral line strengths and line widths is discussed with reference to experimental values of these parameters obtained for lines in the v2 band of H2O using a Bomem DA 3.002 spectrometer. Ways in which the effects of radiation from the gas cell and its contents can be minimised or eliminated are discussed, including an experimental procedure involving measurements with two different temperatures of the spectrometer source.