Iris, the new film about the late Iris Murdoch who had Alzheimer’s disease in the last few years of her life, offers an excellent opportunity for the Alzheimer’s Society to promote its work and services. Their Web site is a key element of this promotion.Iris, the new film about the late Iris Murdoch who had Alzheimer’s disease in the last few years of her life, offers an excellent opportunity for the Alzheimer’s Society to promote its work and services. Their Web site is a key element of this promotion.In addition to benefiting from the gala screening of the film on 13 January, the charity has also created a cinema advert. The 40-second advert ends with the message ‘Don’t cope alone’ and displays the Alzheimer’s Helpline telephone number and Web address. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alzheimer’s Society publishes cinema ad online 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2002 | News Sensibly the charity is using its Web site to ensure an even wider audience for this advert. They encourage visitors to view it or download it. Naturally, at 3.05Mb, the video is a large file.The charity’s Web page on the film also includes details of the cinemas at which the film will be screened.Visit the Alzheimer’s Society. 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.
19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty No relief was expected from the heat until Friday, according to the National Weather Service.Temperatures are expected to reach 102 degrees again on Thursday and 100 on Friday before dipping into the high 90s on Saturday and remaining there for the rest of the weekend.“Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities,” according to the weather service. “Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.“Very hot conditions will continue through the week with very warm nights, especially for valley and interior areas,” according to NWS. “Temperatures will cool only slightly later in the week and will remain above normal through early next week.An excessive heat warning was in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday in the San Gabriel Valley and Mountains.Forecasters warned that excessive heat and a heightened risk of wildfires would last at least through Thursday.Rolling blackouts were again averted Tuesday thanks to conservation by consumers, imported energy, and power from wind plants, according to the California Independent System Operator (ISO), which manages the state’s power grid.Residents were being asked to use air conditioning early in the day and set thermostats no lower than 78 in the afternoon and evening hours, while avoiding the use of major appliances during the Flex Alert hours.Here is the detailed forecast from the National Weather Service:Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.Monday: Sunny, with a high near 95.Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95.Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Public Safety It’s Another Triple Digit Day: Pasadena, Southland Continue to Swelter Under Record Heat Thursday will hit 102 and Friday 100 CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 3:35 pm Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Business News
CVE, Nordic Spirit Soccer Club Partner Again to Expand Indoor Facilities ESSEX JUNCTION A new 45,000 square-foot facility for special events, trade shows, conventions and indoor soccer should be completed in January 2005 at the Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE).The $2.5 million building will be similar and adjacent to the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre built in 1999. As was the case in six years ago, a long-term lease commitment by the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club is the impetus for this expansion, explained David Grimm, CVEs general manager. The new construction, which began in mid-September, includes a 26,000-square foot, clear-span building for special events and soccer. A 14,000-square foot connector to the Miller Expo Centre will include 12,000 square feet for offices, conference space, concessions, a prep kitchen and additional dressing and rest rooms. Another 7,000 square feet will be used for storage. The project is being built by REM Development Company, Williston, Robert E. Miller, president. Both the Exposition and the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporations. Exposition officials have indicated they are looking for a sponsor to dedicate the new building to help underwrite some of the expenses. A commitment by the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club in 1999 was the springboard that allowed us to expand our facilities and capabilities, and strengthen our economic base for the long-term viability of the Exposition, said Jane Clifford, president of the Expositions Board of Directors.For the Exposition, the new facilities will create new opportunities to attract bigger events and conventions and provide additional show space to the Champlain Valley Fair.The 130-acre Exposition provides facilities that are unique to Vermont and the Northeast region, bringing such one-of-a-kind events as the Vermont Balloon and Music Festival, Four-Wheel Drive Jamboree, Everything Equine and Horse 2005, Sportsman Show, Arts and Crafts shows, Recreational Vehicle Jamborees, The Champlain Valley Antiques Festival and home and dog shows to name a few.Additional regional economic impact is derived from national shows that come to Vermont for two reasons the attractions of Vermont and the CVE facilities able to accommodate their memberships needs. The economic impact is widely felt by restaurants, retail shops, gas stations, hotels and tourist attractions when a major national convention comes to Essex Junction and Chittenden County, Grimm said.The National Street Rod Associations annual fall rally which marked its 11th year at CVE in 2004 along with recreational vehicle rallies like the Family Motor Coach Association and other events bring significant tourism and tax dollars to the Vermont economy on a regular, annual basis.As an example, the 2003 Wally Byam Caravan Club Airstream convention, the largest ever for Vermont, would not have happened without the availability of the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre, said Tom Oddy, CVEs director of special events. Equally important is that current user groups such as the Yankee Sportsmens Classic, Vermont Craft Workers and the Boat and RV shows have all expressed a desire to grow their events and are committed to using the new exhibit space, Oddy added.The Expos Champlain Valley Fair remains the largest single annual event in Vermont, drawing 299,168 people during the 10-day event. Add in an additional 100-plus events held at the Expo (trade shows, conferences, music festivals and other specialty events) and the regional economic activity that CVE encourages is substantial approximately $75 million per year!Roger Prescott, president of the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club, said marketplace demands provided the momentum to go to the next level. There exists a great need to have more opportunities for training, practice and greater flexibility in scheduling. This project will double existing capacity in addition to creating winter training opportunities for outdoor spring sports such as lacrosse, rugby and field hockey.The Nordic Spirit Soccer Club currently serves 2,000-3,000 people per week during its winter season. The growth each organization has shared is something of which we can all be proud, Prescott added. Like sports, teamwork can make good things happen.For information about leasing any of the Expositions facilities, contact Tom Oddy, director of special events, at (802) 878-5545 or [email protected](link sends e-mail). A calendar of events at the Exposition is available at www.cvfair.com(link is external).
Brazil hopes to count on a million volunteers for the 2014 World Cup, of which 950,000 will be recruited in other Latin American countries, so they can assist tourists during the event, the Minister of Sports said on January 22. The government launched the program Volunteer Brazil to select volunteers that will work in unofficial areas, such as airports and tourist hotels and resorts during the 2013 Confederations Cup, and the World Cup a year later. “Volunteering is essential for the success of these events, not only in the operational field, but also in the streets,” said Minister of Sports Aldo Rebelo at the inauguration ceremony in Brasilia. The program will select 7,000 volunteers for the Confederations Cup, and later 4,900 will join to work at the opening and closure ceremonies only. The goal is to gather 50,000 for the World Cup, although according to Rebelo, this number could reach one million through other programs. “We would like our Mercosur neighbors to participate; we would like countries that speak Portuguese, and all parts of the population to join. The Federal Government will provide 50,000; however, we would like to increase that number to 950,000 for the 2014 World Cup,” Rebelo said, without providing further details. The recruiting process is different from FIFA’s process last year. These volunteers, who will be in stadiums and official venues, are already in training for the Confederations Cup. From June 15 to 30, Brazil will host the Confederations Cup, which is considered a sort of major rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup. For the first stage of the program in 2013, the government will spend $14.7 million. By Dialogo January 24, 2013
It’s hard to believe that at the end of 2019, “Pandemic Plan” was just a chapter heading in many credit unions’ disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Then in January, Chinese state media reported the first known death caused by the coronavirus, and six weeks later, every organization worldwide needed to have a pandemic plan in place.Before COVID-19, disaster recovery planning for credit unions typically focused on such weather events as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods and earthquakes, and other natural disasters. The uniqueness of the coronavirus pandemic has impacted businesses across the nation in ways that were never imagined—even in the most comprehensive DR plans.One element of business continuity that may be overlooked, especially when everyone seems to be spending so much time online while social distancing, is the key role print and mail play in credit unions’ critical communications—including statements, loan notices, and other business-critical and regulatory-related documents. If your plan does not include print and mail, this missing link could impact cash flow, member loyalty and compliance. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
This post is currently collecting data… It has been wonderful to see so many organizations embracing and identifying ways they can further diversity, equity and inclusion internally and in their communities. We know that DEI is more than just helping people in an organization feel included and welcome. It’s also about broadening the pool of people we consider when making decisions about hiring or promotions.In 2020, we’ve seen an assertion that a “lack of black talent” is the reason for insufficient diversity in some organizations, especially in leadership positions. Truth is, if you can’t find talent that doesn’t look like you, you’re not giving your hiring efforts enough attention. Are you telling the same people you always tell when you have an open position when, if you think about it, you know people who might be able to help you broaden your candidate pool? Are you sending your job postings to the same places as always—to the same job sites, universities and recuiters? A great first step toward putting more diversity in your pipeline is to broadcast your job ads in different ways. Consider recruiting at historically black colleges and universities and reaching out to the National Black MBA Association, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, and the National Association of Black Accountants. The talent is there, if you look in the right places.Whether recruiting externally or identifying talent internally, another obstacle to having more diverse talent pipelines lies with the unconscious biases of those charged with hiring and developing talent. As the conversations deepen around the need to have a pipeline of diverse talent, those who hire and develop talent at credit unions need to shed light on and become aware of these biases, including: This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The meat industry is particularly susceptible to coronavirus infections because of the nature of the work: intense physical labor, conducted indoors at close proximity to other workers.”Their work environments – processing lines and other areas in busy plants where they have close contact with coworkers and supervisors – may contribute substantially to their potential exposures,” the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says of meatpacking workers.The CDC maintains a list of recommendations for factories, including steps to keep workers apart such as staggered arrival times and breaks, supplying workers with masks and hand sanitizer and making sure tools are disinfected.It says factories should take workers’ temperatures on arrival and send those with fevers home. Meat-processing plants around the world are proving coronavirus infection hotspots, with an outbreak at a factory in Germany leading to Guetersloh becoming on Tuesday the first area in the country to be ordered back into lockdown.More than 1,500 workers at the Guetersloh plant tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, while outbreaks have also hit meat and poultry plants in Britain in recent days.In many rural parts of the United States, meatpacking plants have been the main source of infection. On April 28, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep such factories open, warning of a potential threat to the US food supply. Topics : Conditions on the factory floor itself are also not the only issue. Meatpacking workers often share transportation and housing once their shifts are over.In Germany, for example, many are migrants from poorer EU countries such as Bulgaria and Romania, often housed in large dormitories where the virus can spread.”Some of these factories have on-site or nearby accommodation where there are several people in each dormitory, they may be transported on a bus to the site of work, and they will be indoors together all day,” said Michael Head, an expert in global health at England’s University of Southampton.In the United States, by the end of May, the UFCW labor union estimated that at least 44 meatpacking workers had died of COVID-19, and that at least 30 meatpacking plants had to be temporarily shut down, impacting more than 45,000 workers and contributing to a 40% reduction in pork slaughtering capacity.
“It’s not something where right now we know that surgery is needed,” Roberts said. “A lot of it is just wear and tear from his workload over the years. So now with potential rest or an (epidural) injection, it’s managing it per his tolerance.”Gonzalez received an epidural injection early in the 2016 season and got a good deal of relief from it. He has not received one this year, according to Roberts.There is no timetable for Gonzalez’s return at this point.“I think right now we’re just going to wait for that second opinion and figure out what’s best for Adrian,” Roberts said. “Can I see it happening (before the All-Star break)? Yes. Is it probable? I don’t want to put Adrian or us in a corner. I’m hopeful.”The Dodgers already brought Gonzalez back faster than planned once. In early May, the 35-year-old Gonzalez went on the DL with a combination of issues — elbow tendinitis that began in the spring and discomfort in his back and neck that followed. He returned earlier than anticipated when outfielder Andrew Toles was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error CLEVELAND >> Adrian Gonzalez went nearly 14 years before going on the disabled list for the first time in his major-league career. He took less than four weeks to go back.The Dodgers placed their veteran first baseman on the DL on Tuesday with lower back discomfort. Gonzalez has been dealing with a herniated disc for some years and the issue flared up again Sunday. He was removed from the game against the Cincinnati Reds and underwent an MRI on Monday.The MRI examined by Dr. Robert Watkins showed the same herniated disc in Gonzalez’s lower back that he has been dealing with since his days with the San Diego Padres. Gonzalez did not travel to Cleveland with the team and was scheduled to get a second opinion from a doctor in San Diego on Tuesday before a recovery plan is put in place.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Gonzalez had “a bit of an exhale” after the MRI did not uncover a new issue or something potentially more serious. In 20 games since returning, Gonzalez showed some improvement at the plate, batting .254 with six doubles, one home run and 12 RBI. But he is still on pace for career-worst numbers offensively with just that one home run in 182 plate appearances and a .643 OPS.Pederson planGonzalez’s second DL trip changed the Dodgers’ plan for outfielder Joc Pederson. He had been expected to spend as much as a week on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City – as much to complete his recovery from a concussion and neck injury suffered in an outfield collision with Yasiel Puig on May 23 as to have him work on the problems that led to a .200 average and only two home runs in his first 35 games this season. But he was activated from the DL to replace Gonzalez on the active roster.“I talk about being able to adjust in this game. It calls for that,” Roberts said. “Joc, physically, feels fine. Ideally, I would have liked for him to stay there and get more at-bats. But circumstances called for him to be here.”In three rehab games over the weekend with Oklahoma City, Pederson hit two home runs while going 3 for 9 with four RBI and said it was “extremely helpful” to have time to work with OKC hitting coach Shawn Wooten.“It was a good place to be – see some pitching, get some at-bats, get some innings in the field and get some work in,” Pederson said of his brief rehab assignment. “I feel like I’m in a good spot.”With Gonzalez out and Pederson back, Roberts said Chris Taylor will become the primary left fielder with Cody Bellinger moving back to first base.AlsoThe draft resumed with the third through 10th rounds Tuesday. The Dodgers continued to load up on college talent, taking catcher Connor Wong from the University of Houston in the third round and four college pitchers after that – Riley Ottesen (Utah), Wills Montgomerie (Connecticut), Zach Pop (Kentucky) and Connor Strain (Evansville) – as well as outfielder Zach Reks of Kentucky.Tuesday’s game in Cleveland began a stretch of 20 consecutive days before the Dodgers’ last off day before the All-Star break. They will play on 26 of 27 days before the break. Roberts said right-hander Kenta Maeda (bumped from the starting rotation last week) could make a spot start during this stretch to give the other starters an extra day off and to keep Maeda’s pitch count built up. “But most of all, he has to pitch well,” Roberts said.
By Scott LongfieldA naturally occurring virus is being blamed for the hundreds of dolphin deaths along the Eastern seaboard this summer.As more bottlenose dolphin wash ashore, Dr. Teri Rowels from the federal Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program said that morbillivirus is responsible for the large number of dolphin that have died this year along the Atlantic coast, and that this may continue into next spring.The virus cannot be transmitted to humans.Since July 9, Robert Schoelkopf, director of New Jersey’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, has counted 74 dead dolphin along the Jersey Shore.According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 488 dolphin have been stranded since Jan. 1 from New York to North Carolina.The high number of dolphin deaths is similar to what happened in 1987 when more than 700 dolphin were washed up from New Jersey to Florida. Morbillivirus also was linked to their deaths, according to officials.NOAA officials are urging people to stay away from dead or stranded dolphin and to contact the MMSC at 609-266-0538 or the local police department to report any sightings.
IN 2001, Wendy Steele of Cincinnati, Ohio, struggled with her growing frustration that women were not participating in philanthropy as much as she knew they could. She understood the mutual benefits to women participating in philanthropy and its impact in their own communities. This led to the concept of Impact 100, which she founded in 2001. Today, Impact 100 has engaged more than 5,600 women to give more than $29 million to around 250 nonprofits in 22 regions and is spreading globally.In 2015, Impact 100 arrived on the Jersey Coast.“Impact 100 Jersey Coast offers local women a unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on approach to giving. By collectively pooling our resources, we can make a significant impact in a way we could not have otherwise as separate individuals,” said Deirdre O’Brien Spiropoulos, cofounder and president of the Jersey Coast Chapter. “Our aim is provide a forum to raise awareness of worthy nonprofit initiatives in our community while inspiring our members to become personally involved with these charities, if they so choose.”The concept is simple. Any woman is eligible to become a member. Each member contributes $1,000 annually, which is fully tax-deductible.One hundred percent of every membership dollar goes directly to fund grants.“Our membership goal at the moment is 100 women, which would mean a grant of $100,000 to an eligible nonprofit organization,” said Heather Burke, co-founder and vice president of Impact 100 Jersey Coast. “But, it’s not limited to 100 women.” In Pensacola, Florida, Pensacola Impact just broke a worldwide record of 1,060 members. This means that ten grants of $100,000 each will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations in Pensacola in one year. “That’s ‘Impact’,” said Burke.“We live in one of the most affluent areas in the U.S. yet within five to ten miles of our homes, there are children who go to bed hungry every night, who struggle to read; countless people undergoing cancer treatments who don’t have transportation – and a multitude of other needs requiring direct attention,” said Spiropoulos. “Impact 100 Jersey Coast offers a powerful opportunity to raise awareness of our community’s most pressing needs and to advance the most innovative models developed by nonprofits to meet those needs. We want to encourage local nonprofits to dream bigger than they ever imagined.”“As our membership grows, we will be able to make additional grants, the amounts of which will be driven by our membership donations. Although we will begin with a focus on Monmouth County, our goal is to broaden our network of nonprofits over time to encompass the entire Jersey Coast region, including Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties,” added Burke.The process is simple as well. Each contributing member has the option to pay $1,100 where $100 is allocated to support operational expenses. Membership is renewed annually. Each member has one vote and all members are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the grant review and award process.Currently the organization is under taking a membership drive and holding informal gatherings. In April 2016, a public announcement will be made outlining the grant application process and amount of grant to be awarded. In September 2016, three to five grant finalists will be announced, across the focus areas. In November 2016, Impact 100 Jersey Coast will hold an Annual Membership Meeting allowing the finalists to present and all members to cast a vote. Winners will be announced that evening.Impact 100 Jersey Coast welcomes new members. For more information, visit impact100jerseycoast.org.