Utility agent saves Big Issue Foundation in Scotland £7,400

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Utility agent saves Big Issue Foundation in Scotland £7,400 Howard Lake | 27 April 2004 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Utility agent Hill Jephson Associates has saved the Big Issue Foundation in Scotland £7,400 over two years in gas and electricity savings.Hill Jephson Associates are agents of utility brokers and energer advisers Energy 2000.When Hill Jephson first contacted the Big Issue Foundaion in Scotland the foundation was paying £9,400 pa on electricity and £24,000 on gas. The agency was able to recommend alternative companies which could offers considerable reductions on these costs to the foundation. 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.last_img read more

Limerick lights up a year sure to remember

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK certainly was a lady this New Year’s Eve and she looked amazing as the city welcomed 2014 and it’s status as city of culture with all the celebration and ceremony it deserved.Packed with revelers braving the chill and the odd rain shower, the New Year’s Eve celebrations included a fairytale pageant parade, a stunning fireworks display over the River Shannon before the highlight event at Merchants Quay where Dolores O’Riordan performed live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at an open air extravaganza.Joined by music sensations The Strypes and The Coronas, the performance of Limerick’s biggest music export and rock star was beamed to homes by RTE in conjunction with a countdown show in Dublin.2,500 lucky fans enjoyed other musical delights from SOAK and Armies.Earlier, performers from Music Generation took to Arthur’s Quay to perform the City of Culture song.Limerick’s year as the national City of Culture was welcomed and showcased with the biggest party the city has seen to date and kick starts a year of events spring boarding the city to heights of positivity.www.limerickcityofculture.ie has more information on upcoming events and details of the year long celebrations.Here’s to a year to remember and the positive legacy sure to remain in its wake. Previous articleHappy New Year – the only way is upNext articleBetting tips with PaddyPower admin TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Facebook NewsBreaking newsLimerick lights up a year sure to rememberBy admin – January 1, 2014 605 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApplast_img read more

Utah State’s John Hartwell Named 18th-Best Athletics Director in the Nation by Stadium Network

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell has been named the 18th-best AD in the nation by Stadium Network, it was announced Tuesday.Hartwell, who was also listed as the fourth-best non-Power 5 AD by Stadium Network last week, is the only Mountain West AD recognized in this ranking. A listing of each of the top 20 Athletic Directors according to Stadium Network can be found at the following link:https://watchstadium.com/ranking-the-top-20-fbs-ads-with-jeff-goodman-and-brett-mcmurphy-06-29-2020/.Stadium College Insiders Brett McMurphy and Jeff Goodman graded the football and men’s basketball hirings of the current Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) athletic directors. These grades are based on the success of the coaches hired, difficulty of opponents in their respective conferences, bowl appearances, NCAA Tournament trips, conference titles and national championships won. The grades do not take into consideration any fundraising or building of facilities by the athletic directors. Also, each athletic director gets credit for a coach’s hiring at each school — even after the AD moves on to another university and the coach remains at the original school.“I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this recognition,” said Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett. “John reflects integrity in everything he does and leads by example. He understands the value of the collegiate model of athletics and works hard to implement that model, both to the benefit of the individual and the larger institution. He also recognizes why we reference student first when we talk about the student-athlete and you see that in his personal care and concern for every Aggie athlete. John is a highly respected member of our executive committee, and through his leadership and fiscal stewardship, makes us better as an institution.”Since assuming the duties of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Utah State University on June 2, 2015, Hartwell has established a pattern of growth and stability that would rival any athletics department in the country and is unmatched in the history of Aggie Athletics.Under Hartwell’s leadership, Utah State Athletics has seen unparalleled success, led by a 54-15 record and consecutive Mountain West Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament berths in men’s basketball the last two seasons under head coach Craig Smith, who was hired by Hartwell. In all, USU has claimed five Mountain West regular season championships and four more postseason titles during Hartwell’s tenure, to go along with four bowl game appearances in football, while five total coaches have been named its Conference Coach of the Year.Even more impressive is Utah State’s continued successes by its student-athletes in the classroom as they have a 93 percent graduation success rate, which is the highest in the Mountain West, and a cumulative 3.36 grade-point average, which is the highest in school history. During the 2019-20 academic year, USU had 186 student-athletes earn academic all-Mountain West honors, while 106 were named MW Scholar-Athletes. Additionally, USU recognized 212 student-athletes at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.In his time at Utah State, Hartwell has rebranded the fundraising arm of the athletics department with the creation of Aggies Unlimited, which puts all giving under one umbrella. He has also focused his time on maximizing and increasing the department’s revenue streams, along with planning for future facility renovations to both Maverik Stadium and the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Additionally, Hartwell oversaw the completion of the $36 million, 85,000-square foot West Stadium Center on the west side of Maverik Stadium.Hartwell’s strong business background has also proved to be valuable at Utah State as he negotiated a new footwear and apparel deal with Nike in 2020, in addition to a new partnership with the Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment Group to be its flagship radio station for Aggie Athletics.During the 2019-20 academic year, Utah State men’s basketball won its second-straight Mountain West Tournament title, while the USU men’s cross country team won its first-ever MW Championship, followed by a 16th-place finish at the NCAA National Championships. In fact, USU’s men’s cross country team has advanced to the NCAA Championships twice in the past three seasons, its first two appearances in school history. Furthermore, Aggie gymnastics notched its first winning season since 1999, which included a pair of victories against top-20 opponents, as it finished the year ranked 29th in the nation. In all, the 2019-20 academic year marked just the fourth time in school history that football advanced to a bowl game and men’s basketball qualified for the NCAA Tournament, including for the first time in back-to-back years. Additionally, head men’s cross country coach Artie Gulden and head gymnastics coach Amy Smith were named its conference’s Coach of the Year, both of which are Hartwell hires.The 2018-19 Utah State academic year saw both its football and men’s basketball teams nationally ranked as USU was one of just five institutions to have both programs ranked in the final Associated Press polls. Collectively, USU produced a combined 39-9 record between football (11-2) and men’s basketball (28-7), which is a single-season school record. That 39-9 mark was also tied for the fourth-best winning percentage and seventh-most wins nationally. Furthermore, football tied the school record for wins with its 11-2 record, while men’s basketball went 28-7 to tie for the third-most victories in program history. At season’s end, both program’s head coaches were named Mountain West Coach of the Year.Not to be outdone, the 2017-18 academic year was arguably the best in school history under Hartwell as Aggie Athletics ranked 78th nationally in the Learfield Director’s Cup Standings, which is by far the best finish for USU in the Cup’s 25 years, while its 375-plus student-athletes achieved a school-record 3.25 grade-point average.In 2017-18, Utah State’s men’s tennis program won its third-straight Mountain West regular season championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in as many years. Additionally, USU’s track & field/cross country teams had their best seasons in school history, highlighted by the men’s programs finishing the year ranked 10th nationally by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. During the 2017-18 seasons, the Aggie men placed 27th in their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, followed by a 28th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships and an 18th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, as its student-athletes combined to garner 12 All-America honors. On the women’s side, USU’s cross country program finished 14th in its first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships, while its student-athletes combined to garner three All-America honors.Hartwell came to Utah State after spending three years as the Athletics Director at Troy, where he laid the groundwork for the future of Trojan Athletics. Troy’s athletics programs have also seen vast improvement on the fields of play due to Hartwell’s leadership and oversight, including the football program posting a 31-8 record during its last three seasons under Neal Brown, who Hartwell hired, not to mention the Trojans being the first Sun Belt Conference team to ever appear in either the Associated Press or Coaches Poll. Another Hartwell hire, Mark Smartt, led Troy baseball to a 42-win season and an at-large NCAA bid in 2018. June 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s John Hartwell Named 18th-Best Athletics Director in the Nation by Stadium Network Tags: John Hartwell/Utah State Aggies Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more

Andrew Toles has discovered the formula for getting to the big leagues

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. >> This time a year ago, Andrew Toles had never heard of batting average on balls in play. The Dodgers’ outfielder still hesitated to spell out the acronym B-A-B-I-P on Friday as he scrolled through the statistics on his FanGraphs page.Isolated power. Strikeout percentage. Walk percentage. Weighted runs created plus.“I think that’s it,” Toles said. “You don’t look at batting average, home runs, all that.” These are the statistics the organization would be paying attention to, Toles learned last spring. For a player beginning his first year with a new organization, it was a revelation.“It’s crazy,” he said, “but I was just on that website every day, looking: ‘OK I’m going to get called up soon.’ That’s when I got here.”In the last 12 months, Toles became a revelation himself. By the end of 2016 he was starting National League Championship Series games in left and right field. He finished that series with six hits, including two doubles, in six games after batting .314 during the regular season. Now he’s battling for an everyday role in a crowded outfield.In that regard, Toles isn’t the typical player in his first major league camp. The others are prospects with little or no chance of grabbing an opening day roster spot. Their goal is to get acclimated to the pace, the expectations and the decorum of the big-league environment.Toles never had that opportunity. What set everything in motion for him last year? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “They know what they’re doing over there, (director of player development Gabe) Kapler and all those guys,” he said. “They break down what they’re looking for to get you to the major leagues. If you just do that, there’s no reason why they can’t just call you up.“I just pretty much did what they told me to do. I listened.”That was the rap on Toles coming up through the Dodgers’ organization, from his first game at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to his major league promotion in July. He was polite. He kept to himself.Toles believes those things — and paying attention to the right statistics — mattered more to his development than being exposed to life in a major league camp.In minor league camp, Toles said, “some guys are just happy to be here. They don’t understand the concept of like, hard work and a routine, and being mature, and being dedicated.“Over here, you don’t get it, they’ll just find somebody else. They’ll replace your (butt).”Injury updatesFriday marked one week since Corey Seager last appeared in a Cactus League game. He still hasn’t been permitted to resume baseball activities, including swinging a bat. But the shortstop isn’t concerned about the tightness in his back — it’s actually closer to his rib/oblique area, he said Friday — jeopardizing his ability to play by opening day.“I actually progressed a little today, did some stuff, did some core exercises,” Seager said. “It’s coming.”There is still no timetable for Seager to return to game action. …O’Koyea Dickson was originally listed as the Dodgers’ designated hitter, then was scratched from the lineup with a gluteal injury. …Toles hasn’t played since Saturday because of a hyperextended right knee, but he and Dickson ran the bases in practice. …Pedro Baez played catch from flat ground for the first time since he was shut down from throwing earlier in the week. The right-hander was struck on the thumb of his pitching hand by a batted ball early in camp and hasn’t pitched in a Cactus League game.last_img read more

Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks canoes will sink

first_img Tourism Committee chair opposes financial burdens for Michigan outdoor enthusiastsState Rep. Holly Hughes today expressed her frustration with a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.Hughes, who chairs the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism industry and enjoying the state’s natural resources.“The commission itself stated participation in paddle sports is increasing 7 percent each year in Michigan,” said Hughes, of Montague. “We should be encouraging people to continue that trend, not discouraging the momentum with unnecessary costs.”Though the commission claims the cost would be about $10 annually per watercraft, Hughes and others still have great concerns, especially for those who own many watercraft.“Even at a nominal cost, the fees could add up to hundreds of dollars annually for moms and dads who have kayaks or paddle boards for each member of their family,” she said. “Not to mention the burden on small businesses such as summer camps, rental companies and campgrounds.”Thus far, the commission’s proposal hasn’t gained any momentum, as no legislators have pursued the matter with legislation.### Categories: Hughes News 12Apr Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes will sinklast_img read more