Rugby statistics: The England players under Stuart Lancaster

first_imgReasons to be cheerful: Mike Brown and Chris Robshaw celebrate with their team-mates Credit: Inpho England’s third round Six Nations contest with Ireland will feature a match day squad without Mike Brown for the first time since their 14-14 draw with South Africa back in June 2012.The Harlequins full-back tops the Opta rugby statistics for metres made (2102m), clean breaks (24) and defenders beaten (98) in England games, since 2012. These quantity stats and those that relate to performances in an individual game tend to receive the most attention.As an example, Chris Robshaw’s tally of 45 tackles in two games in this current Six Nations tournament has been widely shared.The fact that Brown is responsible for 14.7% of England’s metres made in this period, 16.6% of defenders beaten and accounts for six of the 11 performances when a player has carried over 100m could be used to highlight what England will miss without him. Context is required though.The players that top the above tables for metres made and tackles are also the most picked, by coach Stuart Lancaster. Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown have played in 33 and 32 Tests respectively in three years and racked up 2640 and 2032 minutes of game time. Only nine of the 67 players to have taken the field in the 36 England Tests since 2012 have totalled more than 1440 minutes of game time.It is possible to measure the contribution of England players in this period, without the results being weighted as heavily in favour of those who have played the most minutes.Below is a look at average metres made per run and runs per game, along with how often a tackle has been made. The selection was limited to the 36 players who had played more than 400 minutes since 2012. While Brown ranks fourth for average metres made per run, he carries more often than the other players on that list and would rate top for average metres made per game, with 82.8m. The next highest is Alex Goode, with 74.5m a game. TAGS: Highlight Including Mike Brown, England will be without ten of their 15 most selected players since 2012, for their match in Dublin. While that does remove a chance to give established combinations more time, there is the opportunity for some of the less experienced players to prove their worth before the Rugby World Cup. As an example and allowing for a relatively small sample of 285 minutes, George Kruis currently averages a tackle every 6.6 minutes, a run or tackle every 4.67 minutes and has conceded just the one penalty or turnover.There may be satisfaction with that current squad depth and the development of genuine competition for most positions.  However one problem that Lancaster has managed to avoid is how he would replace his captain’s contribution. New Zealand have managed a similar situation by giving Sam Cane 11 starts in the No 7 shirt since 2012, compared to 31 for Richie McCaw. Chris Robshaw’s average performance of 6.9 passes, 8.6 runs, 13.7 tackles and playing the full 80 minutes wouldn’t be easily replicated, but perhaps the World Cup warm-up matches in August and September will be used to give a potential backup a chance.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Manu Tuilagi has carried for an average of 55.8m an appearance and while an exact replacement for the destructive centre is not possible, the current midfield combination of Jonathan Joseph (average of 45.4m per game) and Luther Burrell (41m) is proving effective.The appearance of Mako Vunipola and Tom Youngs on the tackling chart might be surprising, but those numbers do fit their performances on the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour – when the former averaged a tackle every 6.5 minutes and the latter 6.8. It is also true that the tackle rate for substitutes is often superior to starters. As an example, Youngs averages a tackle every 3.97 minutes as a replacement and 7.84 minutes when starting. For Dave Attwood it is 4.6 minutes as a sub and 7.28 minutes as a starter.It does put into context Robshaw’s rate of a tackle every 5.8 minutes, given he plays the full 80 minutes in each appearance. Along with a healthy tackle rate of one every 7.6 minutes for a regular starter, it should also be noted that Wasps lock Joe Launchbury has a very low error count. He has conceded just three penalties in 1427 Test minutes and concedes a penalty or turnover every 89 minutes.Expanding the selection to minutes per run or tackle, it can be seen above that the Vunipola brothers have recorded very similar rates. Again, Mako Vunipola’s figure is line with his 2013 Lions tour level – when he averaged a run and tackle every 3.3 minutes and was second only after Seán O’Brien at 3.28 minutes.The average appearance time does have to be factored in though and players on that list missing for the Ireland game such as Tom Wood, Launchbury and Brad Barritt are among those capable of maintaining a high level of workrate over a longer period.last_img read more

Architects unveil plan for Haitian cathedral

first_imgArchitects unveil plan for Haitian cathedral ‘Iconic symbol’ would reflect hope for resurrected church, nation Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rob Riveras says: Cynthia Katsarelis says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Miles Stuart says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Executive Council October 2013, The new Episcopal Church cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti would make a strong statement of hope on a busy corner in the country’s capital, which is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. Artist rendering: Kerns Group Architects[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] The architects of a dramatic new cathedral for Haiti unveiled their design Oct. 15 for the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council.The new Port-au-Prince cathedral is to be built on the same site as the previous Holy Trinity Cathedral that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. It would seat more than 1,200 people, which is more than double its previous size, and include an entry/narthex with a bell tower incorporating the bells that survived the quake; a round, flexible worship space; and a hospitality and administration area. Worshippers would sit in a circular fashion around and above a central altar platform, with the new altar positioned in the exact location of the altar of the previous cathedral.One of three proposed chapels would house the three surviving cathedral murals from among the 14 world-famous ones that adorned the walls of the previous cathedral depicting biblical stories and religious scenes in Haitian motifs. The ground-breaking paintings, completed in 1950-51, were crafted by some of the best-known Haitian painters of the 20th century.More than 1,200 worshipers would sit in a circular fashion around and above a central altar platform, with the new altar positioned in the exact location of the previous altar of the previous cathedral. Artist rendering: Kerns Group ArchitectsThe new cathedral is designed to U.S. earthquake- and hurricane-resistance standards, and will be capable of generating its own electricity, providing its own purified water and supplying its own telecommunications. The intent is for it to be self-sufficient in the event of a future emergency and to serve as a safe haven to those in need of help.Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin told the council that all during the planning process there have been “trade-offs between cost, time and scope.”The bishop said that, once completed, Holy Trinity Cathedral “will be the iconic symbol of the Episcopal Church in Haiti.”“The first phase of this project is mental,” he said. “The last phase will be physical. We have various skilled people involved in this mental process. We have consulted widely, especially in Haiti and elsewhere for this creative vision. The key to creativity in this project has been to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blueprint of the desired result. Today we are presenting that blueprint setting that vision.’’Duracin asked for council’s continued support of the diocese’s efforts to rebuild.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in an Office of Public Affairs press release that the “resurrection of Holy Trinity Cathedral offers hope to Episcopalians as well as a nation.”Doors evoking memories of Haiti’s lush vegetation are featured on the façade of the proposed new cathedral. Artist rendering: Kerns Group Architects“The former cathedral was a spiritual center for the Haitian people, celebrating the creative spirit of God in a nation born in liberation from slavery,” she said. “Like the people of the Exodus, Haitians know their radical dependence on God, live in hope for a promised future, and celebrate their creation in the image of God through music, dance, the arts, and deeply reverent liturgy.  Their hope-filled witness is a gift of good news to the world. And the world’s partnership in reconstruction is a gift that will bear fruit thirty- and sixty- and a hundred-fold.”It would take $21 million to build the entire cathedral project – the so-called “Full Vision” – in 2013 and that price could increase to $25 million if it takes three years to build, architect Thomas Kerns of Kerns Group Architects, in Arlington, Virginia, told the council.“We know we cannot build it right away,” Kerns said.Thus, the architect said, building will no doubt be constructed in phases with the first being the main worship space. That first phase would cost $15 million, including a three-year cost-escalation amount.“Those are big numbers,” Elizabeth Lowell, the church’s development officer, acknowledged to the council after the architects’ presentation.“The beauty of this plan [is that in terms of the costs] we can break them down into manageable financial components for donors,” she said.Lowell said she has been researching or contacting donors or living relatives of people who donated to the last chapel, as well as cultivating other prospective donors.She said she is convinced that the money can be raised but that effort will take time.Visitors to the new cathedral would walk under a bell tower housing the bells of the former cathedral, which survived the earthquake, and down a covered walkway to the church. Artist rendering: Kerns Group ArchitectsThe Kerns Group has been working on the design since December 2012 in collaboration with representatives of the Diocese of Haiti, the Episcopal Church Center in New York and Studio Drum Architects of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.When the choice of architects was announced, Duracin reiterated the importance of rebuilding the cathedral. He said the diocese was “faced with the enormity of rebuilding most of its churches, schools and other structures throughout the earthquake-ravaged region” and decided to concentrate its initial efforts on rebuilding Holy Trinity Cathedral “as a prominent landmark of God’s abiding presence with the Haitian people and the church’s commitment to serve them.”The cathedral’s main entrance court would welcome people with trees and planting, and a stream evoking the rivers that run from the country’s mountains (symbolized by the domed worship space). Artist rendering: Kerns Group ArchitectsThe magnitude-7 earthquake, whose epicenter struck 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince at 4:53 p.m. local time on Jan. 12, 2010, was immediately followed by two aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude. Close to 300,000 people were killed. About a third of Haiti’s approximately 9 million people lived in Port-au-Prince at the time of the quake. Of those, 1.6 million people in the capital and elsewhere were left homeless on streets filled with the rubble of 80,000 destroyed buildings.All 254 of the diocese’s schools have been open since April 2010, serving nearly 80,000 Haitians from kindergarten to university. And all of its churches and other institutions such as medical clinics are operating – albeit many in far less-than-ideal conditions.Design work for the new cathedral was based on eight “essential elements,” Kearns said, including:Respect and celebrate the characteristics of the Episcopal Church in Haiti, the Haitian people and their culture.Provide a beacon of hope for the Haitian people.Be a prominent landmark of God’s abiding presence with the Haitian people and the church’s commitment to serve them.Respect the memory of the previous cathedral.Be lean and smart [and] a model for future building.Be inspiring, humble and hospitable.Allow for flexibility.Be a safe haven and [be] self sufficientThe design, the architects said, reflects two distinct characteristics that give shape to Haitian culture –its mountains and the memory of its lush tropical vegetation. The central dome of the primary worship space evokes the mountain form, while the entrance court includes lush trees and vegetation.The hospitality/administrative area will include a number of meeting rooms, public restrooms and administrative offices clustered around a two-story atrium. It is thought that some of the space can be leased to outside groups to generate income.Given the flexible nature of the building, the press release said, the new cathedral could be a prominent center for the performing arts. The Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra, Haiti’s unofficial state symphony orchestra, and the Holy Trinity Music School’s renowned Les Petits Chanteurs men and boys choir were based on the cathedral complex, and are still performing.Less than six weeks after the devastating earthquake, the Executive Council pledged to stand by the Diocese of Haiti as it ministered to earthquake survivors and planned its long-term rebuilding efforts, while challenging the church to raise millions of dollars to help pay for that rebuilding. The council also said at that time that “Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction must be directed by the Haitian people” and affirmed Duracin’s authority and that of the leaders he appoints “to request and direct the resources required to rebuild the damaged institutions and impacted congregations of the diocese.”Council did not take any action on the proposal Oct. 15 but it is likely to be discussed in various committee meetings here, and those discussions may result in some sort of statement or resolution by the council.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. October 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm This design is beyond appropriate for the Haitian people who are never without hope and inner joy/gratitude of God’s love and grace. The previous Cathedral was magnificent in it’s simplicity. This Cathedral looks to the future with fullness of spirit and faith. May we all become builders of a better future for our Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ. Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Haiti Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI October 16, 2013 at 7:03 am While this project in all of its scope seems laudable, I am deeply troubled by the breadth and depth of the difficulties of the Haitian people. Housing, healthcare and schooling seem more appropriate needs for which to raise money of this magnitude. Again, the “episcopal church” devotion to architecture wins out over mission. Virginia G Gambill says: Rector Bath, NC July 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm Have you been to Haiti? I’ve been going for 11 years, to that very site. These remarks are rude to a faithful and loving people who have suffered much, and whose theology guides them quite well in spite of intense racism and ignorance. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY October 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm Looks like a wonderful design concept, that could be a prototype for other tropical dioceses. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Allan Chabot-Stahls says: Joe Parrish says: Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tony Price says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm @Rob Riveras – as one who actually lives and ministers here in Haiti amongst the Haitian people, I can assure you that the Episcopal Church of Haiti is working closely with the people through education, medical missions, community development, and church ministry. Unfortunately some fail to understand that by having a central focal point where all can unite, pray, praise, and glorify God together IS an important part of our culture here. Knowing that people outside of Haiti love us enough to make a sacrifice of this magnitude so that this part of our lives can be touched as well gives hope and encouragement beyond the daily provision of the things we need. Please don’t feel that it is sinful to give something special to the poor. We know that we are poor and needy, we don’t need to be reminded – we see it every day. What we do need is to know that we are loved above and beyond pity, and that we have something that we can be proud of which represents our faith in our God Who loves us so much that He would inspire someone to do such a wonderful thing in His Name and on our behalf in our midst! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Comments (11) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events October 22, 2013 at 9:52 am Looks like a Taco Bell, probably with the theology to match. Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET October 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm Cathedral design seems to be both beautiful and common sensical. Hooray for the Haitian people, and it’s beloved Bishop! By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 15, 2013 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Mark robinson says: November 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm Mwen kapab di se yon bel achitekti. Mwen panse konstriksyon an ap reponn ak prensip parasismik yo kanmenm. M ap tann kile pou m we yo mete men nan konstriksyon sa a. Nou swaf sa anpil. Nou komanse ap di Bondye mesi pou gwo pa sa a ki fet. An n tann pou n di l mesi nan bel kay ki pral apa pou li. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Sandra Davis says: October 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm I would like to have the opportunity to see the complete design, so my comment is based on the above photos. First, I wonder if the architect has included “universal design concepts” for the handicap and/or seniors (given the stairs). Also, why not include some “housing” for those who are being “paid”to work at the chuch on a full time basis? What if instead of “leasing” to businesses, why not “lease” to people in need that could pay? I think it’s a shame that “churches” stand out as a beacon of hope for all to see…but just don’t have any room for Mary, Joseph and their baby…Secondly, the absence of the historical design concept of the Episcopal Church was the idea of no matter where you go on the face of the Earth, coming “home” to an Epsicopal Church is based on keeping within the same design so everyone could feel “at home” which this design doesn’t communicate this spirit. Finally, I do think, from what the photos show, that this is more of a generic design that would appeal to the community needing to accommade different functions, and this design would work wonderfully. Pierre Auguste says: 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS October 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm This is a glorious presentation. Amen. Now, as a contributor and diocesan coordinator of the ‘rebuild the cathedral’ campaign ,I did not hear of the final amount raised to off set what still needs to be raised ? Might you also note the costs or fees requested for the architectural drawings?Blessings, Press Release Service (the Rev’d) Kathryn Piccard says: Executive Council, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group October 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm I see steps in one view, and no ramp to get up to the altar. As a wheelchair user myself, and recalling the resolutions of General Convention about access for all, and also the number of Haitians with traumatic injuries from the earthquake who may now use wheelchairs or crutches or prosthetic limbs, I hope that there are graded entrances and routes, even right up to the altar! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

DMAA Wins Competition for Mixed-Use, Cultural Complex in Munich

first_imgCopyVienna-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (DMAA) has been announced as winner of a competition to design a mixed-use, cultural complex in Munich. Dubbed Hanns Seidel Platz, the 40,500-square-meter scheme will provide a 160-unit “living tower,” office space, a civic center, concert hall and large public plaza for the district of Neuperlach. This winning concept was developed in collaboration with the architecture firm Wimmer un Partner. It is expected for completion in 2019.Save this picture!© DMAASave this picture!© DMAASave this picture!Site Plan. Image © DMAACompetitionHanns Seidel PlatzAwardFirst PlaceProject NameHanns Seidel PlatzArchitectsDelugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsLocationHanns-Seidel-Platz D-81737 München, GermanyArchitecure PartnerWimmerundpartnerDesign TeamAlejandro Carrera, Christian Gross, Catarina Mendonca, Diogo TeixeiraLandscape ArchitectsEGKK, LandschaftsarchitekturStructural EngineeringVasko + PartnerFaçadeVasko + PartnerSite Area7.362 m²Height58.5 mArea40500.0 sqmProject Year2019PhotographsDMAACompetitionHanns Seidel PlatzAwardFirst PlaceProject NameHanns Seidel PlatzLocationHanns-Seidel-Platz D-81737 München, GermanyProject Year2019PhotographsCourtesy of DMAAArea40500.0 m2Image gallerySee allShow lessCompetition Entry: Ruch Chorzów Football Stadium / Andrea Maffei ArchitectsAwarded CompetitionCampus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Pl…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Hanns-Seidel-Platz D-81737 München, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Architecture Competitions Save this picture!© DMAAWritten by Karissa RosenfieldDecember 12, 2013 Share DMAA Wins Competition for Mixed-Use, Cultural Complex in Munich ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard DMAA Wins Competition for Mixed-Use, Cultural Complex in MunichSave this articleSaveDMAA Wins Competition for Mixed-Use, Cultural Complex in Munich ArchDaily Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsMixed Use ArchitectureCultural ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCultural CenterMunichWimmer un PartnerHousingResidentialMixed UseCulturalText Message HtmlCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “DMAA Wins Competition for Mixed-Use, Cultural Complex in Munich” 12 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Corporation Be Good! the Story of Corporate Social Responsibility

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporation Be Good! the Story of Corporate Social Responsibility Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Goal voluntary income shows big increase in 2014

first_img Tagged with: Finance Ireland Research / statistics Howard Lake | 20 October 2016 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Goal voluntary income shows big increase in 2014  47 total views,  1 views today Irish development charity Goal, which is embroiled in controversy over its financial support from the US and Irish governments, saw its voluntary income increase in 2014 by 23% to €5.4 million, according to its latest accounts.Goal’s total income stood at €127 million in 2014, with significant support from governments and the EU. Income has nearly doubled in a few years as the charity has expanded its services throughout the world and, in particular, in Syria.Bequest and trust income was also boosted significantly in 2014, rising to €1.6 million. The fundraising highlights for the charity were over €600,000 raised through direct marketing, community events and a strong corporate appeal to Ireland’s Top 50 companies in response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa.The charity’s traditional events, GOAL Mile and GOAL Jersey Day raised €182,000 and €178,000 respectively. GOAL USA Gala Ball also raised $100,000 (€87,000) but the charity recently announced that the US office is closing. Goal’s chief executive in Ireland has also stepped down.Goal’s fundraising income has declined in real terms and as a percentage of overall income over the years. In 2010 voluntary income was €13,073,875 when total income was around €75 million.last_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgVictory for Hot & Crusty workersMahoma Lopez, organizer for Laundry Workers Center, announces victory in Hot & Crusty strike.WW photo: Anne PrudenAt a press conference called by the Laundry Workers Center on Nov. 16, Hot & Crusty workers announced that they will return triumphantly to their workplace at 63rd Street and Second Avenue on Dec. 17 after an 11-month struggle and a 56-day strike for their rights. Now represented by the Hot and Crusty Workers Association, the courageous immigrant workers won a historic, precedent-setting three-year contract that includes a wage increase, paid vacation and sick time, a union hiring hall, and seniority, grievance and arbitration procedures. Mahoma Lopez, who has worked at that H&C shop for seven years, said this struggle was about “workers having a chance to be leaders.” He noted that the workers are especially excited about the hiring hall because “now we can control who gets hired.” Lopez added that they were victorious because “we’ve received a lot of support!” That was affirmed by the numerous solidarity statements by union representatives who had rallied behind the struggle. The press conference ended with the chant: “There are no borders in the workers’ struggle! ¡La lucha trabajadora no tiene frontera!” A victory party for the workers and a fundraiser for the Laundry Workers Center will be held Nov. 29 at the Solidarity Center, 55 West 17th St., Manhattan, from 9 to 11 p.m. For more information, call 212-633-6646.Bakers’ strike exposes Hostess mismanagementThe bakers who make Twinkies and Wonder Bread went on strike Nov. 9 to protest draconian concessions demanded by Hostess Brands. But the company, already in bankruptcy, retaliated Nov. 16 by filing to liquidate and throw 18,500 workers out of work. Hostess claimed the strike forced them to shut their doors, which corporate media have reported ad nauseam. But the Bakery Workers union (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers) exposed the real reason: the company is drowning in debt — after years of flagrant mismanagement and an earlier bankruptcy. The bosses were so brazen, they gave themselves huge bonuses only days before the second bankruptcy. But the bakers refused to bail them out as they had done before. According to David B. Durkee, the union secretary-treasurer, the workers were advised that they would be “facing liquidation in 12 to 16 months from now, even if we took more concessions.” (New York Times, Nov. 20) After the bankruptcy judge ordered mediation Nov. 19 between Hostess and the union, he agreed Nov. 21 to let the company sell off its brands to the highest bidders for an estimated $1 billion. (Bloomberg News, Nov. 26) And many baking companies, including Pepperidge Farm, Flower Foods and Grupo Bimbo, as well as financial investors, are eager to buy the popular brands. But what will happen to the workers and their unions? Stay tuned.Car washers strike in Bronx, N.Y.After not being paid for three weeks, more than a dozen workers at the Sunny Day Car Wash in the Bronx, N.Y., walked off the job Nov. 11. Later that day they were fired. After consulting workers at the nearby Webster Car Wash, who had just joined the Department Store union (RWDSU), the mostly immigrant workers called an unfair-labor-practice strike on Nov. 13 to demand back pay, their jobs and union recognition. “We’re tired of this. We’re working in the cold. We need money to pay our rent,” Nelson Aquino told the Nov. 13 Daily News. Aquino earns $5.50 an hour plus tips drying cars. “Even when they give us a check, it bounces because there’s no funds.” This was the first strike in the WASH New York campaign, a joint effort of Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change, supported by RWDSU. With 5,000 low-wage, mostly immigrant workers at more than 200 car washes in New York City, the industry is known for exploiting its workforce, paying below minimum wages and not paying overtime. Workers at two car washes voted overwhelmingly to join RWDSU in September.NY Times workers fight cutbacksPrint and digital workers at the New York Times, including writers, and other editorial and administrative staff represented by The Newspaper Guild of New York, Communication Workers Local 31003, voted to ratify a three-year contract on Nov. 13. During a 21-month struggle, which included several public statements ( and a picket line on Oct. 25, the workers battled major concessions on wages, pensions and health benefits. The Sept. 24 open letter to management called the cutbacks “untenable and destructive.” Like many newspapers in the U.S., the NYT has been losing money for years, a combination of sharply reduced advertising and subscription revenue, and millions spent developing its website. Adopting capitalism’s worst anti-worker tactics in this dead-end economic crisis, management tried to make the workers pay, while lavishing generous salaries and bonuses on top-tier management, which the Guild denounced. The new contract retains a defined benefit pension plan, increased overall compensation and, for the first time, a bonus plan starting in 2014. (NYT, Nov. 14) This is yet another example of why it pays to fight back.American Sugar fined for safety violationsThe 1,300 highly skilled workers at American Crystal Sugar, located in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota, have been locked out for 15 months because the bosses refuse to pay them a fair wage and want to break their union. Meanwhile, ACS hired untrained replacement workers. No wonder inspectors from Iowa’s Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement division issued nearly $50,000 in fines Oct. 9 after finding serious safety violations — a dangerous buildup of combustible sugar dust. That’s what caused a 2008 explosion at Imperial Sugar in Port Wentworth, Ga., which killed 14 workers. To support the workers, sign a petition demanding that ACS immediately end the lockout at nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

SGA helps relieve student stress during finals week

first_imgTCU’s IFC gives out free hot shaves to kick-off Movember World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Shelby Kitson Twitter TCU’s innovative offense led them to victory against West Virginia Linkedin Twitter Shelby Kitson TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThe end of the semester is here and as student stress skyrockets, TCU’s Student Government Association is planning to help students who are studying for finals.Student Body President Ben Taylor said SGA is providing coffee, food and study spaces to ease some of the anxiety surrounding finals season.SGA and Sodexo are offering students free small drip coffees and $1 off all other coffee beverages in Union Grounds, The Bistro Burnett and The Press from Sunday Dec. 9  through Friday Dec. 15, Taylor said.“The coffee initiative was started several years ago and has always been a successful partnership between SGA and Sodexo, which is why it has lasted and occurred year after year,” Taylor said.SGA also plans to serve free food Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. between Reese Jones Hall and the library.“We will be handing out free breakfast tacos from the Big Purple Truck as well to help students relieve stress,” Taylor said. 编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多接触图片分享图像…全屏Many students said they become the most stressed out during this time of year, and free food will help them take a study break. However, some other students expressed a desire for more options to relieve their stress.“Although food helps me take my mind off my books, we should definitely have more things like puppies or free stress balls,” sophomore engineering student Bailey Campbell said.Sophomore business major Johnna Tucker said it is important for SGA and TCU to help students relieve stress during finals week.“If I do not have ways to relieve my stress, I get overwhelmed and shut down,” Tucker said. “A lot of my grades are borderline so I really have to do well.”Tucker said she prefers to study in a quiet area where she does not have distractions.Fortunately for Tucker and other students like her, SGA has also partnered with the Brown-Lupton University Union and the King Family Commons staff to offer 24/7 study space during finals week. Tables and chairs will be set up throughout these buildings to maximize quiet study space for students.Taylor said he hopes SGA’s stress relief initiative will help students through finals week.“Students do better when they are free from excessive stress and can focus more effectively on their studies,” Taylor said. “In addition, it is important to encourage wellness throughout this stressful time, and we hope this initiative will help with that.”For a list of times for each final, view the TCU fall finals calendar.powered by Typeform Reagor’s Hail Mary catch gives TCU a spark against SMU Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Shelby Kitson ReddIt Shelby Kitson TAGSfinalsSGAstress relief ReddIt Facebook Shelby Kitson is a senior journalism student at Texas Christian University. When she is not in the newsroom or writing stories, she enjoys spending time with family and wake boarding. Linkedin Previous articleSenate tax bill may affect stadium expansionNext articleTCU Sports Documentary class releases ‘Remember the Alamo Bowl’ Shelby Kitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shelby Kitson Website| + posts Fraternity and Sorority Life hires seven new hall directors to enhance safety, promote communitylast_img read more

Hong Kong newspaper reporter turned back on arrival in Beijing

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders calls on the International Olympic Committee to intercede on behalf of reporter Norman Choy of the Hong Kong-based Apple Daily newspaper, who was turned back on arrival in Beijing on 1 July despite having press accreditation for the Olympic Games.“We hope the Beijing authorities were guilty of no more than an administrative mistake,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Apple Daily is known for being critical of the communist government, but a journalist with accreditation for the Olympics must be allowed to enter China without any problem.”Choy told Reporters Without Borders he arrived at Beijing international airport on flight from Hong Kong with one of his colleagues, a photographer, who had no problem being admitted. But Choy was taken off to a room where immigration officials questioned him about what he planned to do in Beijing.After a few minutes, an immigration officer told him that, under the national security law, his mainland China travel permit would have to be confiscated and he would have to be sent back to Hong Kong. After an hour and a half in China, he was put on a plane back to Hong Kong. This was Choy’s third visit as a journalist to the mainland.Choy was one of two Apple Daily journalists to be given accreditation to cover the Olympic Games. Referring to his deportation, he added: “I am very surprised by this decision and I hope that the Hong Kong authorities or the organisers of the Olympic Games will help me to return to China to cover them.”Several European journalists have complained to Reporters Without Borders in recent months that they have been having problems in getting press visas for China. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further July 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hong Kong newspaper reporter turned back on arrival in Beijing Help by sharing this information center_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts News RSF_en News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

New Jersey Nonprofit Launches West Coast Chapter to Save More Lives through Mental-Health Education

first_img Top of the News In mid-November, several leaders of Princeton-based Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR™) will travel to Pasadena to establish a California chapter of its 100-percent volunteer, nonprofit organization and expand its mission of saving young people’s lives through education about mental health, related disorders and suicide prevention. The entourage will include AIR™ Co-Founders Tricia Baker and her daughter Katelyn; fellow AIR™ Board of Trustee members Judy Duff and Shauna Moses; and Laura Cerrito, a long-time AIR supporter and volunteer. In California, they will meet up with Jane Hightower, a nurse, mother and fellow fan of the popular TV program Supernatural, which served as the connection point for her and Tricia Baker.Hightower learned about AIR™ during Supernatural star Jared Padalecki’s Always Keep Fighting campaign last spring, which supports AIR™ and other organizations focused on improving mental health and preventing suicides. Hightower’s interest was generated by two suicides: one in her son’s middle school and one of a friend of her daughter’s.“There were a lot of rumors at the school that were to this day never addressed and my kids were scared and confused and I didn’t feel equipped to help them navigate everything they were feeling,” Hightower said. “My daughter’s friend was not a person who had ever expressed that he was struggling at all, so that compelled me to begin searching for answers for her. It was then that I learned about the whole movement to end stigma and I was moved to get involved in this fight,” she added.“I followed the Always Keep Fighting campaign closely so I knew that Jared Padalecki had chosen to support AIR™. I went to the websites of all of the organizations he said he was supporting at that time. I called Tricia to see if she would be willing to come out and talk to my kids’ school, and one thing led to another and we decided that California students need AIR™, too,” Hightower said.During the AIR™ co-founders and their fellow volunteers’ visit in California, an In Their Shoes™ exhibit will on display at Pasadena City College on November 12th. In this powerful display, the shoes have tags featuring statements representing thoughts youth may have when they have emotional or mental difficulties: for example, “Why can’t I be happy?”; “I don’t belong anywhere.”; “I can’t get out of bed most days.” The goal is to have 456 pairs of shoes in the exhibit to match the average number of individuals aged 10 to 24 years in California who die by suicide each year.In New Jersey, this number is 232 and AIR™ has an In Their Shoes™ exhibit consisting of 232 pairs of shoes. The display consistently draws attention and emotion, clearly achieving the goals of building empathy for youth who struggle and encouraging visitors to help their peers get help when needed, as well as to seek help for themselves when needed. “Stigma is the greatest barrier to people seeking help and our In Their Shoes™ exhibit is an effective tool for fighting stigma,” Tricia Baker said. “This is also a goal of our educational program, Coming Up for AIR™. We teach students the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and emphasize that these are real illnesses and if they experience any of the symptoms, they should not be embarrassed and they should get help as soon as possible.”The official California chapter launch event will be AIR’s™ Rally to Remember with music; guest speakers, including a representative from the Didi Hirsch Foundation, a local provider of mental health and substance abuse services; and a memorial candle lighting ceremony during which attendees will be invited to light candles in honor of loved ones who were lost too soon. The rally will be held at Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, on November 14, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. across the street from the Pasadena Convention Center where a Supernatural convention will be taking place earlier that day and throughout the weekend.In fact, the AIR™ group will also be exhibiting at the Supernatural convention, as they have done in several other states over the past couple of years and will continue to do so as part of maintaining and building on the support they have gained from Padalecki, his co-star Jensen Ackles and other actors from this popular TV show.Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR™) was established by Tricia, Kurt and Katelyn Baker of Plainsboro, NJ, in 2010, soon after their son/brother Kenny died by suicide following a long battle against severe depression and anxiety. Their mission is to save lives by educating students about mental health, related disorders and suicide prevention. Since January 2011, they have presented to more than 22,000 students in middle and high schools and colleges in New Jersey, New York and Vermont. AIR™ recently began offering Youth Mental Health First AID instruction. AIR™ includes the AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds™ program, bringing dogs into schools to help students de-stress and engage in the conversation about mental health. In addition, displaced dogs with the ability to serve as Emotional Support Dogs, are matched with individuals who have mental health disorders or developmental disabilities, thereby saving two lives with each match. For more information about AIR™, please visit or call (609) 945-3200. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. 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Five things you need to know today, March 20

first_img WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ From left, Francisco Solano and Juan Torres shovel concrete Monday into a form on the site of the Permian Basin Rehab Center’s Outdoor Therapy Center. The men work for Tommy Hawkin’s Construction. OC employee of the year always learning By admin – March 20, 2018 Twitter Home Local News Five things you need to know today, March 20 WhatsApp Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School center_img Facebook Pinterest Facebook Local News Five things you need to know today, March 20 Previous articleCalendar will support county law enforcementNext articleAuthorities arrest husband of teacher found dead in Marfa admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, March 20. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at The Odessa City Council will meet today with appointees overseeing tens of millions of taxpayer dollars as they consider whether to keep funding the struggling Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which faces the prospect of losing its public support following the ouster of new leaders who sought reforms.2. Among the items on the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees agenda today is further discussion of rezoning attendance lines for elementary and middle schools.3. Students at Marfa Independent School District were mourning the death of a teacher who worked with early college high students Monday.4. Police charged a man after he reportedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl earlier this month.5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College Lady Wranglers defeated Harford (Md.) Community College 85-79 in the opening game of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Rip Griffin Center, holding on in the final minutes as the Fighting Owls cut a 17-point deficit to one. Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more