David Walwin joins Donor Strategy

first_img Howard Lake | 26 July 2007 | News 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. David Walwin joins Donor Strategy David Walwin has joined Donor Strategy to head the Account Management team and help clients make the most of their database. He joins Donor Strategy from the Dialog Group where he was International Fundraising Communications Manager.At Donor Strategy he will be responsible for ensuring the existing client base needs are met as the company grows. He brings 14 years of sector experience to the role, having previously worked as Managing Director of NTT Fundraising and Individuals Fundraising Manager at St Peter’s Hospice in Bristol and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. He is also the current Chair of the Institute of Fundraising South West Region. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Technologycenter_img Donor Strategy Managing Director, Jonathan Air, said: “We strive to understand the sector to keep our software relevant. David brings extensive insight to the team.“Client happiness is central at Donor Strategy. Growing our Account Management Team with professionals direct from the sector is part of our strategic growth.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

BAYAN USA: Solidarity with Standing Rock

first_imgBAYAN-USA, a progressive anti-imperialist alliance of over 20 Filipino organizations, sent a delegation to Standing Rock, N.D., in solidarity with the Sioux Nation in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline — and all Indigenous people protecting the water and lands, facing state repression and corporate plunder. The alliance issued a press release on Oct. 20 entitled “From the Philippines to Standing Rock: Water Is Life, Land Is Life, Fight for Self-Determination.” Excerpts are printed here; see full statement at tinyurl.com/gp5o83a/.“We are here to carry messages of love, hope, solidarity, and resistance from our homeland, the Philippines, which is comprised of dozens of distinct ethnolinguistic tribes and national minorities. We stand with you — the water and land protectors of North Dakota — as the U.S. government continues to prioritize corporate interests over your autonomy, self-determination and ancestral relationship to the land and water.“We stand with you in resistance against the U.S. military state and its violent dispersal of your people, trumped-up charges, and human rights abuses. … We stand in solidarity, as police deploy military-grade equipment, including armored vehicles, surveillance helicopters, planes, drones, and attack dogs — knowing that this state repression is endemic to U.S. imperialism and the suppression of resistance all over the world. …“Similar to the 280 Indigenous tribes that have united here at Standing Rock, SANDUGO, an alliance of national minority groups in the Philippines held a protest at the U.S. Embassy in Manila [on Oct. 21] … against U.S. imperialist plunder and militarization, and [is] fighting to defend their ancestral lands and right to self-determination. [Protesters] were violently dispersed with water cannons, teargas, and over 50 people were injured when a police van … [ran] over people repeatedly.“The brute force from the Philippine military and police to protect the U.S. embassy is in line with maintaining U.S. imperialism over the rights and welfare of the Filipino people. From our homeland in the Philippines to the militarization of communities by Urban Shield, to the killing of Berta Cáceres in Honduras, and to defending Indigenous rights in Standing Rock, we denounce the criminalization of resistance and stand with the protectors of land, water, and human dignity all over the world.‘Protect our waters and territories; No to Dakota Access Pipeline!’“The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation in the Philippines (IPMSDL) stands in unity with the Standing Rock Sioux Dakota and Lakota Indigenous Peoples in asserting their right to protect the waters of their ancestral lands.“Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux reminds the world that Indigenous Peoples suffer from poverty and environmental sabotage because we are forced to subsidize for-profit corporations through schemes such as [DAPL]. … The U.S. government started the construction of the DAPL without the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the Standing Rock Sioux Dakota and Lakota Peoples. …“The IPMSDL strongly urges the U.S. government to respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples within and outside its territories, … immediately halt construction of the destructive [DAPL] and honor the obligations and treaties it has signed and endorsed with respect to Indigenous Peoples and human rights.”IPMSDL calls for “Indigenous Peoples Rights organizations and groups to support the Standing Rock Sioux Dakota and Lakota Indigenous Peoples in their continuing fight for their right to self-determination.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Inquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital company

first_imgNewsLocal NewsInquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital companyBy admin – August 9, 2012 804 WhatsApp Email Facebook Print Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleMayor asked to take 50% cutNext article“It’s the stuff dreams are made of” Pat Purcell admin Twitter A PRIVATE hospital, owned by Irish investors including J.P.McManus, Denis Brosnan, Dermot Desmond and John Magnier, where vulnerable patients were allegedly encouraged to commit suicide, “failed to address corporate responsibility’ an inquiry has found. The BBC’s Panorama programme uncovered a litany of abuse at the now closed Winterbourne View hospital in Bristol owned by the Castlebeck company. Eleven former staff are awaiting sentencing having pleaded guilty to charges of beating patients with autism and learning difficulties, dousing them in water and encouraging some to consider suicide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to a report in the Irish Times newspaper, an inquiry by the Serious Case Review has this week found that Castlebeck “appears to have made decisions about profitability, including shareholder returns, over and above decisions about the effective and humane delivery of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation”.“It is clear that at critical points in the wretched history of Winterbourne View, key decisions about priorities were taken by Castlebeck which impaired the ability of the hospital to improve the mental health and physical health and well-being of its patients,” the report continued.Commenting on the matter last year, Denis Brosnan said that the investors had been “shocked and appalled at what happened and determined that this will never happen again”. Linkedinlast_img read more

Australia to offer oil refiners payments to remain open following fuel demand shock

first_imgOnshore diesel storage will also secure jobs as well as fuel suppliesIn its statement, the government said the A$200m ($146m) it will use to build an additional 780 megatlitres of onshore diesel storage will not only secure its fuel supplies but also support up to 950 jobs, along with 75 new ongoing jobs, many of which will be in regional areas.It will create a “minimum stockholding obligation” that will act as a safety net for petrol and jet fuel stocks, while also increasing diesel stockholdings by 40%. The government added that it will work with industry over the next six months on the legislative and regulatory design of the package.A further commitment pledges to back the refining sector by entering into a “detailed market design process” for a “refinery production payment”.The statement noted the “important role” refineries play in securing Australia’s fuel security and putting “downward pressure” on fuel prices for consumers.The government said its modelling has shown that a domestic refinery capability over a 10-year period is worth about A$4.9bn ($3.6bn) in value to Australian consumers in the form of price suppression.Australia’s refiners have been crippled by the loss in fuel demand as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (Credit: Flickr/Kyle Pearce)The statement added that the nation’s policymakers remain committed to a sovereign on-shore refinery capacity despite the “threat to the viability of the industry”.“This is why we will design a market system for a production payment that recognises those fuel security benefits,” the government said.“It has been designed to protect Australian families and businesses from the around 1 cent per litre increase that modelling shows will hit fuel if all refineries close in Australia.“For refineries to receive support, they will be required to commit to stay operating in Australia.“The government recognises that the future refining sector in Australia will not look like the past.“However, this framework will protect Australian families and businesses from higher prices and will secure jobs in the fuel sector and in fuel-dependent industries, such as our farmers, truckers, miners and tradies [tradesman ].” The government will offer the subsidies while also making a A$200m ($146m) investment in new domestic diesel storage facilities, as it looks to secure the nation’s long-term fuel supply Additional measures to ‘reduce the burden on industry’The government said additional measures will also be introduced to “reduce the burden on industry” and “improve fuel market information”.This will include modernising the online fuel reporting system to make it easier for industry to report stock levels to the government and improve the timeliness of data, while there will also be a removal of the application fees for fuel standard variation requests.This “domestically-focused package” will look to build on the country’s action to purchase up to A$94m ($69m) of crude oil at “record low global prices”, which will be stored in the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve for access during a global emergency.The government said supporting its refineries will ensure Australia has the sovereign capability it needs for any event, to protect families and businesses from higher prices and support thousands of jobs across the economy as it looks to recover from Covid-19.center_img Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country’s fuel security was “essential” for its national security (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Bob Tan) Australia has proposed offering payments worth $2.3bn Australian dollars ($1.7bn) to the country’s four remaining oil refiners as an incentive to remain open.Its government will offer the subsidies while also making a A$200m ($146m) investment in new domestic diesel storage facilities, as it looks to secure the nation’s long-term fuel supply, keep prices low for consumers and create more than 1,000 new jobs.This comes as Australia’s refiners have been crippled by the loss in fuel demand as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country’s fuel security was “essential” for its national security and that it had been “fortunate to not have experienced a significant fuel supply shock in more than 40 years”.“Our positive changes to the fuel market will ensure Australian families and businesses can access the fuel they need, when they need it, for the lowest possible price,” he added.“Fuel security underpins our entire economy. Not only does it keep Australia moving, the industry supports thousands of people across the country and this plan is also about helping keep them in work.“Like all sectors of the economy, the Covid-19 pandemic is having an impact on Australia’s fuel industry.“The events of 2020 have reminded us that we cannot be complacent. We need a sovereign fuel supply to shield us from potential shocks in the future.”last_img read more

The teeth tell a tale

first_imgFor nearly a century, the debate has raged among evolutionary biologists: When working to understand how our early human ancestors developed, should juvenile fossils be thought of as fundamentally human or apelike?A new Harvard study suggests the answer is neither.The study, authored by Tanya Smith, associate professor of human evolutionary biology, with colleagues from around the globe, shows that the teeth of early hominins grew unlike those of either modern humans or apes, suggesting that neither can serve as a useful proxy for estimating the age or developmental progression of juvenile fossils. The study is described in a paper published in PLoS One.“This isn’t the first study of its kind, but it’s certainly the largest and most comprehensive,” Smith said. “We calculated the age of death of 16 fossil individuals that lived between about one and four million years ago, and were able to look at how their teeth formed relative to living humans and chimpanzees of the same chronological age. What we found is that neither is a perfect predictor for how these fossil species developed, so we should be cautious in modeling early hominins as being just like apes or just like modern humans.”Though the teeth may seem an odd place to start, they actually offer Smith and other evolutionary biologists a near-perfect record of how early human ancestors developed.“Tooth growth is often thought of as a good proxy for childhood, because we often define the end of childhood as being the time when you stop erupting your teeth,” Smith said. “If we can look in the fossil record and see the rate and timing of key steps in dental development, we can infer something about these species’ overall development, which includes reproductive age and lifespan, so what we’re really studying here is their life history.”Determining precise ages for fossilized teeth, however, is far easier said than done.For decades, the only way researchers could closely examine fossilized teeth was through sectioning — literally cutting into the fossil — and using microscopes.Smith and colleagues, however, turned to a more modern technique. Using a synchrotron, essentially a particle accelerator that generates high-powered X-rays, they created super-high-resolution images of the internal structure of the teeth that enabled them to identify and count the daily growth lines — akin to rings in a tree — to determine an exact age.To their surprise, Smith said, the images revealed wide variation in the speed of development across the fossil species. Though all developed faster than modern humans, some showed signs of developing as fast, and even faster, than apes.“We found more variation in the fossil humans than we had expected,” Smith said. “What that means is we can’t simply adjust the human or ape model in one direction or the other.“This has been a fight for 80 years or more,” Smith continued, “whether we should infer, when we find these juveniles in the fossil record, that they were like a modern human or were they like a chimpanzee? We now have an independent way to get at how ape- or human-like these ancestral species were, and it turns out they … really need to be considered on their own.”Ultimately, Smith said, researchers hope that understanding how our early ancestors developed will shed new light on how the unique development pattern of modern humans emerged.“The evolution of our development has been very complex, and we need to be cautious about simplistic explanations of what our early human ancestors were like,” Smith said. “But this also validates something we’ve long argued, which is that our modern pattern of growth and development, in which we have this prolonged period of childhood and adolescence, is really unique. These fossil species have to be seen independently, as having their own evolutionary trajectory that is not identical to any living animal.”last_img read more

Gear On The Go: September 2019

first_img Mountain House: Chicken Fajita Bowl The Halcyon is a modern take on a traditional mountain pack. Designed with winter in mind, this pack would make a great companion while winter ski touring, ice climbing, and summer rock climbing. The 35:40 liter is large enough to carry your rack, rope, skis, and ice-tools. The Halcyon also is available in a 45: 50-liter version. We’ve used it as an awesome rope bag and will be waiting until winter to put it to its true test. A rope fits comfortable inside, and the side open is great for grabbing snacks without disturbing inside contents. We love the gear loops on the hip belts for easy access tools. We look forward to strapping on some skis, snowboards, and ice axes with the reinforced strap system and pick retainer panel and getting out for a winter adventure.  Being in the backcountry doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. We recently took a three-night backpacking trip to Chicago Basin in Southwest Colorado. At night, it dipped to a balmy 38 degrees in mid-August. The double version of the Explore Down Sleeping Bag from Sea To Summit kept us warm and cozy. And, we got to cuddle all night without fear of sliding off our pad or ending up between them. The double has a built in coupler that keeps you securely on your sleeping pads. We were the perfect temperature all night, highly recommended for snugglers. The sleeping back is packed full of ULTRA-DRY Down with a 750 loft, so you’ll stay warm and dry all night (at least until the 3AM wake up call to start climbing mountains). Chicken Fajitas in the backcountry? What a time to be alive! The Chicken Fajita Bowl from mountain house has become a staple in our backpacking diet. Made with real pieces of tender, cooked chicken, rice, black beans, bell peppers, corn, onions, and seasonings, we always look forward to this meal on the trail. The best part is that there are no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, only real food to fuel your adventures. Try this on a tortilla for an added bonus. This also makes an excellent gluten-free option, something we are super happy about. Keep an eye out for Mountain House in the next few months, they have some incredible new recipes coming out that are sure to become favorites. Sea To Summit: Explore Down Double Sleeping Bag Lowe Alpine: Halcyon Our favorite season! September in the West. We are six months into our tour, with only two left to go. Where did the time run off to? This month, we’ve planned a big trip out west to complete a 50-mile loop around The Three Sisters. Roxy is raising money for The Cairn Project, an organization that supports getting young women and girls outside! Below are a few of the items we will be bringing with us on our big trip. Space is always limited in the van, so we’re always looking for the best gear to keep close by. There is one way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to all of our awesome sponsors that make this tour happen: Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Leki, Big Agnes, Stio, Roofnest, and Franklin County, VA. For more info on our sponsors, check out the post, “Live Outside and Play is Back!”last_img read more

Boxing trials : And the winner is…Mary Kom; Nikhat Zareen defeated in final bout

first_imgGuwahati: Six-time World champion MC Mary Kom defeated pugilist Nikhat Zareen in the women boxing trials of the Olympic Qualifiers on Saturday in New Delhi.The boxer from Manipur faced Zareen in the 51 kg category.Mary Kom will now represent India in the Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers to be held in China in February.Zareen, who had previously won the gold medal at Strandja Memorial tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. advanced to the 51 kg category after defeating Jyoti Gulia.She had earlier courted controversy when she demanded a fair Olympic selection trial against Mary Kom.In an earlier interview with The Sentinel, Zareen, while she was in Guwahati, had said, ” I believe in myself. I am ready to take Mary on the ring and will try my best to win the bout.”Also Read: Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen to fight it out in finals of Olympic Boxing TrialsAlso Watch: All Assam Lawyers Association staged protest rally against CAA 2019 in Guwahatilast_img read more