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Fickou one of eight uncapped players named in France squad

first_img Young talent: Gaël Fickou impressed on his Heineken Cup debut for Toulouse against Leicesterby Ben ColesYOUNG TOULOUSE star Gaël Fickou has been named in France’s squad for the upcoming November Internationals against Australia, Argentina and Samoa.The 18-year old centre impressed on his Heineken Cup debut against Leicester Tigers last Sunday, continuing his good form after an excellent showing at the IRB Junior World Championships in South Africa last summer.Fickou is one of eight uncapped players selected by Phillippe Saint-André, with Racing Métro prop Ben Arous, Castres prop Yannick Forestier, Toulon lock Jocelino Suta, Perpignan lock Sebastien Vahaamahina, Toulon flanker Pierrick Gunther, Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson and Toulon winger Vincent Martin all called up.The squad will be captained once more by Thierry Dusautoir, who was rested for the summer tour to Argentina along with Vincent Clerc and Nicolas Mas, with Pascal Pape named as vice-captain.Frédéric Michalak is also named in the squad for the first time since his return to France from the Sharks, having played regularly at scrum-half for new club Toulon alongside Jonny Wilkinson. Toulon’s impressive start to the season sees four of their players picked alongside Michalak, including rising stars Gunther and Suta and former Perpignan centre Maxime Mermoz. There are no places in the squad for veteran backs Aurélien Rougerie and Clement Poitrenaud, whilst Imanol Harinordoquy and Dimitri Yachvili both miss out through injury. Former Leicester Tigers player Benjamin Kayser is one of three hookers in the squad.Les Bleus drew their two-match series with Argentina in June, winning comfortably in their last match in Tucuman by a score of 49-10. That victory concluded a three-game losing streak, dating back to their fourth placed finish in last season’s Six Nations Championship, their worst result in the tournament since 2001.France:Forwards: Nicolas Mas, David Attoub, Eddy Ben Arous, Vincent Debaty, Thomas Domingo, Yannick Forestier, Dimitri Szarzewski, Christopher Tolofua, Benjamin Kayser, Pascal Papé, Yoann Maestri, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Jocelino Suta, Thierry Dusautoir, Wenceslas Lauret, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Damien Chouly, Louis Picamoles, Pierrick Gunther. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 22: Gael Fickou from France during the IRB Junior World Championships 5th place play-off match between Ireland and France at DHL Newlands on June 22, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Backs: Morgan Parra, Maxime Machenaud, Frédéric Michalak, François Trinh-Duc, Jules Plisson, Maxime Mermoz, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Gaël Fickou, Vincent Clerc, Yoann Huget, Benjamin Fall, Brice Dulin, Vincent Martin.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_last_img read more

Five things: The Heineken Cup quarters

first_imgSchalk Brits and Steffon Armitage were the stand-out figures of the entire weekend. While they carried out bread-and-butter roles at set-piece and breakdown accurately, their pace and penetration with ball in hand was nothing short of freakish. Neither Ulster nor Leinster could live with them. It seems absurd that such a gifted pair of players possess a combined total of ten Test appearances. But there are logical reasons.Standing alone: Schalk BritsBrits’ competition for a Sprinbok berth at hooker over his career has comprised of John Smit, Bismarck du Plessis and Adriaan Strauss – a special trio. At 28, Armitage junior has time on his side. However, Stuart Lancaster has an understandable policy of selecting from the Aviva Premiership. Would Toulon’s pocket rocket give up the considerable financial and lifestyle benefits of the Top 14? Who knows?Their respective performances – not to mention that of Leicester’s precocious uncapped Welsh fly-half Owen Williams – demonstrated the autonomy of the Heineken Cup. For 80 minutes, international reputations are cast aside. The playing field is always level. It’s fascinating.Decisions, decisions                                                                  Show me a spectator who says they have never questioned a referee’s call. Then I’ll show you a liar. Passions run high in the Heineken Cup, and tempers often fray. As such, officials are subjected to heightened scrutiny and – inevitably – a bit more vitriol.Alain Rolland and Jerome Garces regularly divide opinion. This weekend was no different. Rolland ended Leicester’s challenge by awarding Clermont a dubious ruck penalty, while Garces boldly dismissed Payne to render Ulster’s task excruciatingly tough. By contrast, Wayne Barnes (Toulon v Leinster) and Nigel Owens (Munster v Toulouse) had relatively quiet outings. Not everybody was happy though. They never are.Rugby’s law book is a complex, ever-evolving organism that is eternally open to interpretation. That can be infuriating. But it’s never boring. When the stakes are high, it’s crucial to remember that referees are both human and trying their damndest to do a good job. It can be difficult, but respect for them is one of rugby’s cornerstones that should never be endangered. Besides, what would we all talk about if they always got things right?A short hop: Munster will be heading for MarseilleA familiar four TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Four enthralling matches over two days reinforced one thing robustly – the Heineken Cup (in its current form) is going out with a big old bang. Here’s a run-down of five lessons we learned from an absorbing set of quarter-finals.Home comfortsThe statistic doing the rounds last week was that exactly one in four quarter-finals in the Heineken Cup’s 19-season history had resulted in victory for the away side. That ratio remains intact, and the influence of the respective venues was a significant facet during each of these quarters.Munster rode a tsunamni of Thomond emotion to dispatch Toulouse. Clermont extended their amazing record at stronghold Stade Marcel Michelin. Toulon’s fanatic supporters were rewarded with a convincing triumph over Leinster. In each contest, ardent support and cacophonous noise made life tough for the visiting opponents.Though Ulster ended up on the wrong side of an extremely tight result against Saracens, Ravenhill was the most raucous of all. Jared Payne’s early red card gave home fans a cause to rally behind and their heroes responded, defying a numerical disadvantage to secure 57 per cent possession and 55 per cent territory over the Aviva Premiership leaders. It was a brave attempt, made possible by the tribal atmosphere.Two ways to bow outCan’t keep up: Toulon burst past LeinsterUlster’s overall display was no less courageous for the final result. In fact, Mark Anscombe should be unflinchingly proud of his charges and their collective commitment. They took Saracens to a dark place on Saturday night. Likewise, driven by Tom Youngs’ rallying cry at the break, Leicester scrapped for their lives. They made 95 tackles to Clermont’s 51 – and still ended up with a better success rate.The same cannot be said of the other two quarter-final losers. At times Toulouse looked as if they would rather be at the bar, while Leinster’s challenge subsided in a flurry of errors – 26 missed tackles and 13 turnovers all told. Frankly, there was a worrying dearth of ambition in attack too.After suffering an excruciating loss to his former employers, Tigers boss Richard Cockerill explained that he had asked his players to give everything. That way, they would regret nothing. Sadly, Toulouse and Leinster might look back on their exits in anger.Who needs caps?center_img Protecting their home: Clermont Auvergne won at home for the 75th game in a row And then there was a quartet. The same four that fought it out at the semi-final stage last season, albeit in a different combination. Once more Munster jump over The Channel, this time to face Toulon. Saracens defend Twickenham again too, dragging Clermont away from the Marcel Michelin, where they look invincible.The Top 14 heavyweights are favourites to reach another final, and possess unparalleled power up front. Nothing is guaranteed in this glorious competition, though. April 26 cannot come soon enough.last_img read more

Cuatro diócesis del Medio Oeste inauguran nueva escuela de teología

first_imgCuatro diócesis del Medio Oeste inauguran nueva escuela de teología Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Por Melodie WoermanPosted Oct 3, 2013 Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Parte de una tendenciaLa Escuela Obispo Kemper no es el único programa educacional multidiocesano de la Iglesia Episcopal. Otro es la Iniciativa Iona, cuya estructura es diferente a la de la Escuela “Obispo Kemper”. Tiene su sede en la Escuela Iona de la Diócesis de Texas, pero funciona bajo los auspicios del Seminario episcopal del Sudoeste en Austin, Texas.La iniciativa, que se encuentra en el segundo año de un programa experimental de tres años, incluye a Texas y a otras siete diócesis.Una vez al mes durante 10 meses, los estudiantes se reúnen a lo largo de un fin de semana en su propia diócesis donde reciben instrucción  a través de vídeos y de presentaciones en PowerPoint creadas por los profesores del seminario. Maestros locales orientan los cursos en vídeo y enseñan aspectos prácticos del programa, tales como dirigir el culto. En la actualidad sólo ofrece clases a los que aspiran a la ordenación como diáconos y como sacerdotes no estipendiarios.Mary MacGregor, que dirige la Escuela Iona de la diócesis, dijo que programas como el suyo y como la Escuela “Obispo Kemper” son los que la Iglesia necesita. Ella hizo notar que en la Diócesis de Wyoming, una de las asociadas en Iona, el 90 por ciento de los sacerdotes son bivocacionales, y la necesidad de programas de educación locales no hará más que aumentar, afirmó.“Éste es el movimiento que está progresando en la Iglesia. Habrá más escuelas internas en la Iglesia Episcopal”, dijo. Y si bien el contenido de calidad es esencial, no es el único requisito. “Tenemos una mezcla de calidad, accesibilidad y factibilidad”.– Melodie Woerman es directora de comunicaciones de la Diócesis Episcopal de Kansas. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Diez meses de clasesLos estudiantes de la Escuela “Obispo Kemper” vienen a Topeka una vez al mes durante 10 meses y toman un curso cada fin de semana. Las clases durante el actual curso académico incluyen estudios bíblicos, ministerio, teología, anglicanismo, espiritualidad, historia de la Iglesia y ética.Los profesores provienen de las cuatro diócesis e incluyen a instructores con experiencia en un campo en particular. Muchos son clérigos ordenados.Los estudiantes también participan en sesiones informales con clérigos experimentados para explorar el mundo real, aplicaciones prácticas de lo que están aprendiendo. También se turnan el la dirección de los oficios y en la predicación.El costo para los estudiantes que se encaminan por la vía de ordenación es de $1.800 al año, y la escuela sugiere que se comparta por igual entre el estudiante, su parroquia y la diócesis. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Una estructura únicaGrosso dijo que él cree que la estructura de la escuela es única en su clase en la Iglesia Episcopal. La Escuela para el Ministerio “Obispo Kemper” es una corporación sin fines de lucro dirigida conjuntamente por las cuatro diócesis.El deseo de un modelo diferente para la escuela se expresó el año pasado, mientras algunos estudiantes de Kansas Occidental, Misurí Occidental y Nebraska asistían a la Escuela para el Ministerio de Kansas. Los cuatro obispos no tardaron en ver la necesidad de una escuela de propiedad conjunta, para que le resultara posible desarrollarse más allá de lo que una sola diócesis pudiera ofrecer. La escuela de Kansas y otros programas educativos diocesanos se fusionaron en la Escuela “Obispo Kemper”.Cada una de las diócesis hace una contribución económica al funcionamiento de la escuela. La matrícula de los estudiantes también ayuda a financiar el presupuesto de plantel, incluido un salario para el decano, los estipendios de los profesores y el reembolso por el uso de las instalaciones que la escuela utiliza.La junta directiva, que incluye a los cuatro obispos como miembros ex officio,  es responsable de supervisar la vida de la escuela, así como el trabajo del decano y del profesorado. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Educación de alta calidadSi bien la escuela es nueva, la mayoría de los estudiantes van a cursar segundo y tercer años. El programa para sacerdotes dura tres años, y para diáconos, dos. Cada diócesis establece sus propios criterios para poder matricularse en la escuela.Charles Everson, estudiante del primer año de sacerdocio proveniente de la Diócesis de Kansas, descubrió rápidamente que los cursos están concebidos para hacer pensar. Luego de sólo dos fines de semanas de clases, dijo él “¡tengo ante mí una trayectoria difícil y emocionante durante los próximos tres años!”.Bruce Bower es un estudiante de segundo año de la Diócesis de Misurí Occidental que se prepara para ser diácono. Él definió los cursos como “rigurosos” y llamó a los instructores “de primera”. Dijo que asistir a la Escuela “Obispo Kemper” “no significa que los estudiantes tengan que transarse por una educación teológica que sea de alguna manera inferior a la que podrían recibir en otra parte”.La Rda. Carolyn Ballinger es una estudiante de la Diócesis de Kansas Occidental que están cursando su tercer año de sacerdocio y quien fuer ordenada al diaconado en mayo. Ella dijo que los cursos que ha tomado “exceden las ofertas y las demandas” que ella tenía cuando obtuvo su doctorado en humanidades.Pero más allá de la calidad de la instrucción, los estudiantes encomian la comunidad que se ha formado entre ellos. Ballinger dijo que luego de pasar un fin de semana al mes viviendo, comiendo aprendiendo y orando juntos, ella y otros se mantienen en contacto fuera de clases, “pidiendo, dando y recibiendo amistad y aliento”.Bower dijo que un amigo suyo asiste a un seminario episcopal tradicional y que “le había dicho que sentía envidia de la manera en que los estudiantes de la Escuela para el Ministerio “Obispo Kemper” interactuábamos y éramos capaces de desarrollar nuestras relaciones”.Everson afirmó que el aspecto local de la escuela es de una importancia fundamental. “Hay muchos hombres y mujeres llamados al ministerio ordenado… para quienes un diploma de un seminario formal no es una opción viable”.Alison Black, estudiante de segundo año de la Diócesis de Kansas, dijo que “siendo una madre que se queda en casa con tres hijos pequeños, no hay forma de que yo pueda asistir a un seminario tradicional en ningún momento de un futuro cercano”. Ballinger afirmó que el marco local hace la educación teológica accesible a personas de “cualquier clase social, cualquier edad, cualquier nivel de influencia económica y cualquier origen cultural o étnico”. Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Explorar la naturaleza del ministerioEl decano de la escuela, Rdo. Andrew Grosso, dijo que el beneficio de contar con cuatro asociados diocesanos es que juntos “toman seriamente el emergente carácter misional del ministerio en la Iglesia de hoy”. Explicó que, en tanto se decidía la estructura de la escuela, algunos asuntos fundamentales —la naturaleza del ministerio y la configuración de la iglesia— adquirieron una relevancia especial.Añadió que la pregunta, ‘¿Cómo formas a un sacerdote?’ conlleva preguntar ‘¿qué apariencia tiene el ministerio cristiano en la Iglesia actual?’. Todo es parte de un contexto mayor”.El enviar a las congregaciones un clero bivocacional y no estipendiario sólo tiene sentido si los laicos entienden que son parte del ministerio en ese lugar, afirmó. Uno de los propósitos de la escuela será “capacitar e inspirar a más personas a participar en otras formas de ministerio”.Los empeños iniciales se han centrado en un currículo con vistas a la ordenación, ya que las cuatro diócesis cuentan con personas dispuestas a comenzar esos estudios. Pero Grosso dijo que las clases también prepararán a los líderes laicos para ser catequistas, evangelistas, ministros de los jóvenes, administradores parroquiales, ministros de servicios comunitarios, líderes del culto y predicadores laicos, entre otros ministerios. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service El Rdo. Rob Baldwin, rector de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad, en Lawrence, Kansas, se vale de un banquillo de ordeño para ilustrar las “tres patas” de la teología anglicana durante una clase de identidad anglicana para los estudiantes de la Escuela para el Ministerio “Obispo Kemper”. Foto de Melodie Woerman.[Diócesis Episcopal de Kansas] Las clases ya están en marcha en la Escuela para el Ministerio “Obispo Kemper”, la recién creada casa de estudios que ofrece educación teológica a estudiantes de las diócesis de Kansas, Misurí Occidental, Nebraska y Kansas Occidental. El primer grupo de estudiantes, 35 personas procedentes de las cuatro diócesis, se reunieron por primera vez los días 10 y 11 de agosto en Topeka.Para celebrar la creación de la escuela, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori estará en Topeka el 5 de octubre, donde intervendrá en un foro público sobre la nueva forma de la Iglesia y el rostro cambiante del ministerio. Ella participará luego en un oficio para celebrar la apertura de la escuela y dedicará sus instalaciones, y luego saludará a las personas en una recepción pública.La escuela lleva el nombre del obispo Jackson Kemper, el primer obispo misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal, que fue el obispo organizador cuando cada una de las cuatro diócesis se fundaron en el siglo XIX. Él también estaba comprometido con el valor de la educación teológica local para el desarrollo y fortalecimiento de la Iglesia Episcopal.La escuela se creó a partir de los programas diocesanos existentes a fin de ofrecer educación teológica de alta calidad a personas que se preparan para la ordenación así como a líderes laicos en las congregaciones, todo ello sin tener que asistir a un seminario tradicional,  donde los costos pueden ascender a más de $30.000 por año.Y para los obispos de las diócesis asociadas, ofrece algo fundamental: la capacidad de ofrecer un liderazgo pastoral y sacramental a sus congregaciones.J. Scott Barker, el obispo de Nebraska, dijo que la escuela es, para su diócesis, “la respuesta a una oración”, en parte porque el currículo aborda “la singularidad de la Iglesia en el Medio Oeste”, que incluye montones de pequeñas congregaciones en ciudades y pueblos que se encuentran a muchos kilómetros de distancia.Dean Wolfe, el obispo de Kansas, dijo que el objetivo de la escuela es formar “líderes visionarios, líderes fieles, líderes valientes” para las congregaciones, no importa la diócesis a la  cual sean asignados.Martin Field, obispo de Misurí Occidental, dijo que la escuela proporcionará clérigos “bien formados y capaces” a congregaciones que no pueden afrontar el costo de un sacerdote formado en un seminario. Ayudará también a que esas congregaciones identifiquen a líderes naturales en su propio entorno para enviarlos a la escuela, agregó.Por su parte, Michael Milliken, el obispo de Kansas Occidental, definió a su diócesis como una “zona rural o fronteriza” compuesta de congregaciones muy pequeñas. Esta escuela es “uno de los pocos medios con que contamos para [obtener] una estupenda educación teológica” para los líderes de esas iglesias, afirmó.Field añadió: “Estoy entusiasmado con este proyecto como siempre lo he estado con cualquier proyecto que se emprenda para el mejoramiento de la Iglesia”. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Company giving in UK still ‘disappointing’

first_imgCompany giving in UK still ‘disappointing’ The new edition of “The Guide to UK Company Giving” shows that cash donations and community contributions from businesses in the UK have changed little in the past ten years, remaining disappointingly low.Looking at cash donations and total community contributions over a ten year period (1990/01 ­to 2000/01) for the top 400 companies, cash donations and total community contributions have more than doubled in monetary terms. However, when expressed as a percentage of pre-tax profits they have remained pretty much constant.In 1990/01 cash donations amounted to £133 million (0.25% of pre-tax profits) with total community contributions amounting to £225 million (0.42% of pre-tax profits). Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 September 2002 | 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. In 2000/01 cash donations were £286 million (0.24% of pre-tax profits). Total community contributions were £499 million (0.42% of pre-tax profits).Researcher at the Directory of Social Change and author of the guide, John Smyth said: “The Directory of Social Change, amongst others, has consistently encouraged corporate support of voluntary sector and community groups. It is sad to see, therefore, that over a ten-year period the top 400 companies on average have failed to reach even the accepted minimum standard of donating 0.5% of pre-tax profits to charity. In fact, our research shows that giving in real terms has actually declined despite improved catch-all methods for calculating community contributions being available.“It appears that whilst some companies have the capacity, skills and resources to make a real difference in their local communities, and do, others exhibit a distinct lack of will to follow suit. Until the majority walk the talk of corporate social responsibility, support for charity appears unlikely to improve to any significant degree in the near future.”“The Guide to UK Company Giving”, now in its 4th edition contains valuable information for voluntary and community organisations seeking to raise money or win support from companies. You can order it from publishers the Directory of Social Change or online from Amazon.co.uk for £25. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 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

Fundraising for Nonprofit Groups

first_img Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News Fundraising for Nonprofit Groups 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.  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Ammado launches philanthropy venture to engage young people with giving

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Ammado launches philanthropy venture to engage young people with giving Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy online fundraising sites Advertisement Ammado, the online global donation and fundraising platform, has launched the Ammado Philanthropy Academy, aimed at engaging young people with philanthropy.Ammado is asking people to offer the gift to children in their families, as well as other people they are close to, to teach young people about giving.The venture lets people buy donation gift cards that are emailed to the recipient on a weekly basis. Buyers of the cards can choose the amount to be sent each week, and recipients are sent a personalised email with a message from the sender. The email directs them to the Ammado Philanthropy Academy site where they are invited to view videos from three global charities, and to choose which ones to donate the funds on their card to.The charities change on a weekly basis and are in a specific sector, such as animals or international aid with the aim of helping to build awareness of a range of current world issues.Two years ago, Ammado launched a similar programme for corporates, which gave companies the opportunity to buy donation gift cards for employees or clients. The cards could be customised to support the company’s corporate brand strategy, and like these new cards, let the recipient choose which charities to donate their funds to.  59 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 6 December 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation to Host 2018 Estate & Succession Planning…

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation to Host 2018 Estate & Succession Planning for… SHARE Registration is now open for Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation’s 2018 Estate and Succession Planning for the Family Farm event in Indianapolis. Family farmers and attorneys are encouraged to attend on Tuesday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indiana Farm Bureau headquarters to learn about estate and succession planning as it pertains to the long-term future of family farms.The Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation (INAgLaw) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a focus on developing educational and legal initiatives that support the advancement of Indiana agriculture. INAgLaw’s event is open to anyone interested in understanding the importance of estate and succession planning to their business and walking away with valuable tips for getting started.“Farming is a family business, and like any other family business, succession planning is essential,” said John Shoup, director of INAgLaw. “Most farmers know that transitioning the farm is something they need to plan and prepare for, but they might not know where to begin. Our event in July is intended to make the planning process a bit more manageable for farmers and their legal representatives.”The event is designed to make it easier for farmers and attorneys alike to create estate and succession plans that meet the unique needs of family farmers. Speakers will cover general estate planning considerations, how to protect your digital assets, elder care planning as it relates to the family farm and the importance of communication during such transitions.“There are some aspects of estate planning for farming that are different than for most other kinds of businesses,” explained Shoup. “It’s important that farmers and attorneys alike understand those differences to create the most seamless plan for a family.”INFB member, Jim Wenning of Wenning’s Farms in Henry County, attended the event in 2016 with his wife to gather information before starting their own estate plan for their family farm. The Wennings are now in the process of planning for the disbursement of their estate.“When we attended the event, we were just beginning to look at the process and we wanted to get some thoughts on how to get our estate plan started,” said Wenning. “We definitely took away some good pointers from the event. As landowners and farmers, it’s important that we have a say in how our estate is disbursed.”The event’s sessions include:• General Estate Planning Considerations – Simpson Thompson & Colin, LLC• A Digital Afterlife? Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets – Harrison & Moberly, LLP• Elder Care Planning – Don’t Lose the Farm to the Nursing Home – Gordon & Associates• Estate and Succession Planning from a CPA’s Perspective – K•COE ISOM• Transition Tools and Tough Talks – Oklahoma State UniversityRegistration ends July 10 unless maximum capacity is reached in advance of that date. You can register today at www.INAgLaw.org. Registration is $35 per person and $60 for all attorneys seeking CLE credits (six credit hours). Previous articleFFA Stars Over Indiana Awards and Fueling Freedom Boosts Military Families on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleSummer Rain Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 25, 2018 Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation to Host 2018 Estate & Succession Planning for the Family Farmlast_img read more

Turkey sentences Wall Street Journal reporter on terrorism charge

first_img Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsFreedom of expression Organisation News Help by sharing this information The Wall Street Journal announced on Tuesday that Albayrak, who has Turkish and Finnish dual nationality, has been sentenced in absentia to two years and one month in prison on a “terrorist propaganda” charge. She was in New York when the sentence was passed and plans to appeal. She was convicted in connection with an August 2015 article for which she went to Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, to cover fighting between government forces and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). “We condemn this arbitrary and disproportionate sentence targeting a journalist whose only crime was to go into the field and report the facts, and thereby do her job,” RSF said. “We think the court’s decision is designed to discourage foreign journalists thinking of going to Turkey, and to restrict their activities there.” Albayrak has been working for the Wall Street Journal’s Istanbul bureau since 2010, covering Turkish politics, the situation of Syrian refugees, and Turkey’s Kurdish minority. Her conviction comes amid steadily mounting diplomatic tension between Turkey and the United States, in which both have just suspended issuing visas to the other country’s citizens. Turkey’s already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after a coup attempt in July 2016. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison – a world record. Foreign journalists are no longer spared. Several dozen have been expelled in the past two years and some are still being held. They include Deniz Yücel, a journalist with German and Turkish dual nationality. Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsFreedom of expression to go further Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts RSF_en The jail sentence that a Turkish court has passed on Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak over her coverage of clashes between Kurdish separatists and Turkish security forces is disproportionate and intended to limit the activities of foreign journalists in Turkey, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. October 12, 2017 Turkey sentences Wall Street Journal reporter on terrorism charge Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Awards 25,000th Grant

first_img Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Previous articleEXPLAINER: Why a plane’s engine exploded over DenverNext articleSeagate Unveils Lyve Cloud Built to Store, Activate, and Manage the Massive Surge in Data Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) awarded its 25,000 th grant, continuing its mission of helping families gain greater access to medical care that improves the quality of life of children across the United States. Since 2007, UHCCF has provided more than $54 million in medical grants to pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. As a company, UnitedHealth Group has contributed more than $1 billion to support healthy communities since 2000. A family in Arizona received UHCCF’s 25,000th grant, which they used to pay for their young daughter’s treatments, surgery, and hospital stays related to her heart condition. Ella, 9 years old, was born with only half a functioning heart. She has already undergone three open heart surgeries and the family expects additional surgeries in the future, as well as a possible heart transplant. Ella has no functioning spleen and a very weak immune system that requires daily medication and cardiologist appointments during the year. “We’re very thankful to receive the medical grant as her care is extremely expensive. And while there is nothing we wouldn’t do to care for her, it’s hard to keep up with all the medical bills,” her mom said. UHCCF is privileged to award the 25,000 th grant in memory of Bob Hart. Hart, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was a UHCCF regional board member for more than 10 years and an inspiration as he generously helped fund more than 75 UHCCF medical grants for children in the Western U.S. “Many of us know families with children who struggle each day — physically, emotionally and financially. That is why the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is committed to helping improve the health of children and lessen some of the stress that affects entire families,” said UHCCF President Matt Peterson. “Our hopes and prayers are with Ella as we are humbled to be in a position to help such an amazing child and family.” UHCCF has set a goal to award its 50,000 th medical grant in 2030, underscoring its reach and commitment to help children and their families across the United States. UHCCF grants help pay for a variety of medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapies, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, cranial helmets, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. To be eligible for a grant, a child must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Applications and more information about UHCCF can be found at www.uhccf.org. About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 25,000 grants valued at over $54 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations, UnitedHealth Group, and its employees. Visit uhccf.org for more information. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005104/en/ CONTACT: Will Holman UnitedHealthcare (952) 931-5926 william—s—[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA ARIZONA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INSURANCE OTHER HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGED CARE GENERAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WOMEN PHILANTHROPY HOSPITALS MEN FUND RAISING FOUNDATION FAMILY OTHER PHILANTHROPY CONSUMER HEALTH SOURCE: UnitedHealthcare Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005104/en TAGS  Local NewsBusinesscenter_img WhatsApp Facebook UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Awards 25,000th Grant Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Low tourism figures for Strabane prompt calls for action

first_img Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ Low tourism figures for Strabane prompt calls for actioncenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tourism figures for Strabane last year show a significant drop in numbers visiting attractions in the area with calls on relevant bodies to come up with a solution.A report compiled for a Business and Culture Committee meeting has revealed only 182 tourists visited the Woodrow Wilson Homestead in 2015 while the Gray’s Printing Press is only available for viewing five times a year.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly is calling on both Derry City and Strabane District Council and the National Trust to collaborate better to promote local history:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/patsyraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDonegal hurlers downed at homeNext articleDonegal hurling manager looking at relegation playoffs admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ By admin – March 13, 2016 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more