The National Autistic Foundation will launch Autism99 on 2 November, the “first-ever worldwide disability conference to happen only on the Internet.”Funding for the conference and Web site was granted by The Shirley Foundation. This is a newly-formed charity dedicated to autism set up by business woman Steve Shirley, who founded the FI group.National Autistic Society branches will also be able to participate in the conference as a result of a fundraising partnership between British Telecom and the Society. NAS was one of five charities to which customers were asked to donate their Friends and Family savings from July to September. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 October 1999 | News 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Web-based conference is the work of RMR Design Associates Ltd. (They subsequently reported that their fee for the conference was £150,000, according to Internet World, August 2000, p.60).Bob Rankin featured the site on Tourbus on 6 November 1999 and commented: “I have to say this is a VERY impressive site – flashy but it still downloads quickly.”You can take part in the conference by registering at Autism99. 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 Shirley Foundation supports “first online disability conference” Tagged with: Digital
27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 July 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund is to close through lack of income. Its Advisory Council will wind down its operations and close the charity when all current financial obligations have been met.The Fund was established in 2003 to provide for current and former charity sector staff who were facing financial need. It is similar to benevolent funds established in many other industries, where employees and employers contribute towards the safety net. It clearly meets a need: the Fund has seen applications increase rapidly during the past year, despite little marketing. It is now receiving over 50 applications a quarter.In announcing the Fund’s planned closure the Trustees of the Fund expressed their dismay that “with some notable exceptions, charities have not yet acknowledged the need for a benevolent fund of last resort for the estimated 650,000 people they employ”.They note that, ironically, “CEBF’s beneficiaries include past and present employees of several large charities which have refused to support CEBF on the grounds that they look after their own staff”.It was the Fund’s failure “to generate a sufficiently large and regular income stream from the charity sector” that has led to this position.The Fund’s achievementsThe Fund’s Trustees were proud of what they had acheived. Since the charity became fully operational in November 2009, CEBF has provided practical assistance to more than 250 families across the country and from all age groups and backgrounds.All applicants have received welfare advice from its voluntary welfare professional, enabling them to obtain the correct state benefits, as well as support in the form of either a direct grant or signposting to another organisation that can help.Any balance remaining in the Fund after it has been wound down will be distributed to a charity for the relief of poverty.Charities that did support the Fund included the NSPCC, New Philanthropy Capital and Victim Support. They made regular donations to it based on the size of their workforce.Search for a new partnerIncluded in the Trustees’ announcement was a final request for any philanthropic organisation that “recognises the need for a charity sector benevolent fund and is sufficiently robust to support CEBF’s work until the Fund is self-financing” to come forward with a view to taking it over as an operating charity.Expressions of interest were invited before 1 September 2012.Commenting on the Trustees’ decision, the President of CEBF Sir Stuart Etherington, said: “I think the Trustees have taken a very difficult decision. It is a great pity this resource is no longer available for Charity Employees; I hope that some benefactor will come forward to assist the fund.”www.cebf.org.uk Advertisement Charity sector’s own staff benevolent fund to close Tagged with: Charity Employees Benevolent Fund Management Recruitment / people
in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / AMDC Member Company Recognized With Diversity Award Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Related Articles Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe December 11, 2020 1,180 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seven mortgage bankers are being recognized as leaders in inclusion and diversity efforts. Yearly, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) spotlights companies that are outstanding in areas of organizational diversity and inclusion-and-outreach strategies.Five Star Global’s American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) member Mr. Cooper Home Loans was one of three companies—along with United Nations Federal Credit Union, and Radian—to be awarded in the “organizational” category.According to organizers, “The Organizational Diversity and Inclusion award celebrates company initiatives that were specifically developed and designed to increase diversity and inclusion within the leadership and employee base of member companies, thereby leading to a mortgage banking industry that may better reflect and understand its customers.”In a press release, the MBA said that Mr. Cooper’s accolades stem from its initiative in creating an inclusive work environment and boosting employee engagement efforts.”In light of recent social events, Mr. Cooper has fostered a robust support system that assists its employees to be open about their feelings and share their stories,” said the MBA representatives.The awards for 2020 are based on reviews by two groups of judges consisting of MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee members and other MBA staffers.The nominees were divided into two groups based on company size and were scored by the quality of their overall submission; identification of a target audience and annual goals; demonstration of a tangible benefit to participants and the overall enterprise; the replicability of the program; and innovation/potential success in broadening the culture of the organization.The MBA’s Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Awardees included:Mr. CooperUnited Nations Federal Credit UnionRadianThe awards for Market Outreach Strategies went to:Banner BankBank of AmericaFirstBankFinicity”We are now in the fifth year of recognizing companies that have gone above and beyond to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment in their organizations,” said Susan Stewart, 2021 MBA Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer at SWBC Mortgage Corporation. “I am confident that these programs will continue to push the industry forward in its commitment to diversity and inclusion.”AMDC promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the mortgage industry. Learn more, including how to become a member, on mortgagediversitycouncil.com. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago AMDC Member Company Recognized With Diversity Award Previous: The American Dream of Homeownership is ‘Very Much Alive’ Next: The Week Ahead: Understanding Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria Print This Post MBA Mr. Cooper 2020-12-11 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: MBA Mr. Cooper
Brandon Better hit a 3-pointer to make it 13-11 and the Thunderbirds led the rest of the way. They took a 44-32 lead into the break and Idaho trailed by at least seven points throughout the second half. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Andre Adams had 23 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, Monday night to help Southern Utah beat Idaho 75-64 and snap a three-game losing streak. Tags: Andre Adams/Big Sky/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball February 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Adams scores 23 with 14 boards, Southern Utah beats Idaho Written by Adams, a junior transfer from Arizona State, made all his nine field-goal attempts and hit 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. Dre Marin and Harrison Butler had 14 points apiece and Cameron Oluyitan scored 12 for Southern Utah (10-10, 5-6 Big Sky Conference). Butler, a freshman, added eight rebounds and a season-high four steals. Southern Utah committed a season-low seven turnovers. Cameron Tyson led the Vandals with 20 points, including six 3-pointers. Idaho (4-17, 1-9) has lost seven in a row and 13 of 14. Associated Press
The Lysekil Refinery in Sweden. (Credit: W.carter/Wikipedia.org) Preem has scrapped its planned SEK15bn ($1.65bn) Residue Oil Conversion (ROCC) project at the Lysekil Refinery in Sweden citing economic circumstances resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.In this connection, the Swedish petroleum and biofuels company has withdrawn an environmental permit application it had submitted in 2016 for the refinery expansion. Instead, the company will opt for a re-prioritisation at the refinery, focused on renewable production.Preem said that although the ROCC project is innovative, it was technically difficult and costly to execute. The project was designed to cut down the production of sulphur-rich heavy fuel oil at the Lysekil Refinery in favour of diesel, gasoline, and other low-sulphur products.According to Preem, the oil conversion project was no longer economically viable due to the impact of Covid-19 on the global energy industry.Earlier this year, McDermott International was given approval to begin the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase for the ROCC project, which now stands cancelled as well.Preem CEO Magnus Heimburg said: “The closure of ROCC is a necessary commercial decision based on an assessment of profitability and technical feasibility. This decision also makes the 2016 permit application redundant.”Preem intends to ramp up renewable fuel production at the Lysekil RefineryThe company said that its re-prioritisation decision will enable funds to be concentrated on projects which will help in increasing renewable production at the Lysekil Refinery.Preem plans to submit a new application during the fall for enabling production of renewable fuels at a large-scale.The Swedish firm said that it is also prioritising the ramp up of production of renewable fuels at its Gothenburg refinery.PREEM intends to make the refinery as the largest production facility for renewable diesel and renewable aviation fuel in Sweden.The company said that an environmental permit process for enabling the Gothenburg refinery to achieve this objective has already commenced and is under process in the Swedish Land and Environmental Court.Heimburg said: “Focus on renewable fuels is the cornerstone of Preem’s overall and long-term business strategy.“In a situation where tough decisions have to be made, it is crucial for Preem to allocate resources to those projects that will accelerate our renewable production fastest and most cost-effectively, I look forward to leading his major and important transition.” The company sees the expansion project at the refinery as economically unviable due to the disruption caused by Covid-19
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department ofSurgery, Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and CriticalCare is seeking an energetic, academic oriented, BC/BE TraumaSurgeon qualified for appointment at the Assistant Professor,Associate Professor, or Professor rank. The successful candidatewill be expected to practice in Morgantown, WV.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas oftrauma, acute care surgery and critical care. In addition toproviding excellent patient care, the successful candidate willalso be actively involved in teaching medical students, residents,and fellows. For appointment at the Associate Professor orProfessor rank, it is expected that candidates sustain anoutstanding, extramurally supported research program.Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginiamedical license. Candidates must be board certified / eligible ingeneral surgery and must have completed an accredited critical carefellowship. For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professorrank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellentcommunication skills, and publications in high-impact journals arerequired. All qualifications must be met by the time ofappointment.The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center is one of only 2 Level Onetrauma centers for the state of WV. The Center treats over 3,000trauma patients per year with approximately 2100 admissions to theservice each year. The service has support from dedicated advancepractice providers. Responsibilities include trauma, surgicalcritical care, and elective and emergency general surgery.Opportunities for involvement in outreach, injury prevention,pre-hospital education and research are all available andencouraged.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. Through our eleven hospitals,five institutes, and more than 800 physicians, specialists, andsub-specialists, WVU Medicine provides comprehensive healthcareservices to all of West Virginia, Southeast Ohio, Western Maryland,and Southwest Pennsylvania.Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visit https://wvumedicine.org/criticalcare/and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers.For additional questions, please contact Megan Core, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] & UHA are AA/EO employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of anNSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
By Louise Collins and Cassie Lester3 stars. The News Café is not the ideal place for recuperation after a heavy night’s bopping. Devoid of comfy sofas and lazy armchairs, the bright, airy interior is better experienced when one is feeling more resilient. News Café is however definitely suited to a quick break from shopping with friends or a quiet solo coffee to remind yourself there is a world outside Oxford. The wall-mounted televisions continually flash news headlines and the wall racks contain everything from magazines to foreign language newspapers; good for a study break if you’re still feeling up to learning about the outside world after collections. Free from the hysteria of Cornmarket’s coffee-chains, and unpretentious in its style and approach, the News Café is however a place in which a good caffeine hit is to be had and offers a broad selection of meals, from cooked breakfasts to heavy lunches. We had a late breakfast of toast and a smoked salmon bagel; both were tasty and prompt, although the toast came with miniature plastic packets of Marmite, jam etc that weren’t quite sufficient. Prices are comfortably mid-range – £2.10 for toast with marmite or marmalade, £4.75 for a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. More importantly the cafe charges £1.60 for a decent coffee and £4.90 for a full breakfast with a vegetarian option, and the standard of both food and drink is both good and generous. Service too was efficient, with friendly and attentive staff. Give up on the New Year’s resolutions early this year and embrace the full English fry-up and obligatory newspaper with open arms.
Church of England to divest from companies fighting Paris climate accord FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:The Church of England took another step in prodding companies to adopt a green strategy, saying its 12 billion pounds ($16 billion) in funds will divest those that aren’t aligning themselves with the Paris Agreement on climate change.The church’s governing General Synod passed a motion proposed by Canon Giles Goddard of its environmental working group committing the organization to sell shares in companies that haven’t lined up with the Paris goals by 2023, according to a statement.The Church of England has been a loud advocate for action on environmental issues in recent years. It has challenged Exxon Mobil Corp. and Glencore Plc on how they should disclose data relevant to their strategies on climate change. In 2015, it vowed to sell some of its holdings in the most polluting fossil fuels including coal producers and oil sands.Last year, the church voted to approve a non-binding resolution that would force Exxon to publish detailed analysis on how limits on carbon emissions could affect the value of its assets. In 2016, the church filed a resolution seeking disclosure of climate data at Glencore’s shareholder meeting, winning the support of 98 percent of shareholders.The religious body invests through several vehicles, including the Church of England Pensions Board, the Church Commissioners and the CBF Church of England Funds. The commissioners, the body’s endowment fund, manage 8.3 billion pounds.More: Church of England to divest companies not backing Paris climate deal