Donations declared in tax returns rise to £3.18 billion

first_imgDonations declared in tax returns rise to £3.18 billion 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  392 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Individuals completing their tax returns for 2017-18 declared charity donations of £3.18 billion, according to HMRC.12% of people declared a donation: 1,226,000 individuals. This is a slight increase on the amount declared in the previous tax year but a decrease in the number giving with 2016-17 seeing £3.03bn of donations declared by 1,245,000 individuals. Ten years ago, £1.68bn was given in the 2008-09 tax year.Of those declaring a donation, employment was the main source of income for 519,000, pension for 316,000, and self-employment for 128,000.The majority (374,000 individuals) were aged 65+, followed by 45-54 year olds and 55-64 year olds.Commenting on the figures, which were released at the end of June, Ed Siegel, Chief Executive, Charity Bank, said:“We work with social enterprises and charities across the country who are in desperate need of funding to take on new staff, buy new premises or to increase their services. As Britain’s social conscience continues to grow, these figures indicate a promising uplift in donations.“  391 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Melanie May | 9 July 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Limerick Council urged to help tackle crime in Askeaton

first_imgEmail Cllr Kevin Sheahanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Kevin SheahanFORMER Mayor Cllr Kevin Sheahan has called on Limerick City and County Council to introduce a programme to help deal with criminality in Askeaton.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale district meeting, the Fianna Fail councillor claimed there was a section of the local community who never worked a day in their lives, living off social welfare benefits, while the remainder of the population “suffers”.He suggested that “work, training or learning” would be beneficial and called on the local authority to draft a proposal to help alleviate antisocial behaviour in the town.“The issue of antisocial behaviour and criminality is one that the people in Askeaton are facing every day and every night. It is being ignored by local government and I would like to see the council putting together a programme,” Cllr Sheahan suggested.He later took umbrage at the fact that none of his council colleagues seconded his proposal and he told them that he was “devastated”.However, fellow councillors informed Cllr Sheahan that he had not put a formal proposal to the floor.Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien then called for an amendment to be added, indicating that they were working to “unify the community” and avoid any perception of “driving a wedge” between people.“We need to have the community working together,” said Cllr O’Brien.“It is our responsibility to ensure that everybody is treated equally and with fairness so we are all working together for the betterment of the town. Anything else would be borderline stupid”, he added.Cllr Sheahan then accused Cllr O’Brien of saying he was stupid and called on him to withdraw his comment.“Borderline incorrect,” Cllr O’Brien responded.Sinn Fein councillor Ciara McMahon asked that the community traveller liaison officer be party to any such draft proposal. TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtantisocial behaviourAskeatonCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCrimeFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Advertisement Previous articleRusangano Family line up a busy 2016Next articleDream of a City: poem for the day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Linkedin Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Print Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale center_img Gardaí to teach lesson on dangers of scramblers WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council urged to help tackle crime in AskeatonBy Alan Jacques – December 21, 2015 793 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Askeaton/ Ballysteen bring Easter joy to local community Adare-Rathkeale district in need of ‘plain-speaking’ voicelast_img read more

Global Location-based Marketing Services Industry to Reach $134.5 Billion by 2027 (COVID-19 Revised) –…

first_img WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  Twitter Global Location-based Marketing Services Industry to Reach $134.5 Billion by 2027 (COVID-19 Revised) – ResearchAndMarkets.com By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– The “Location Based Marketing Services – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Global Location Based Marketing Services Market to Reach $134.5 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Location Based Marketing Services estimated at US$38.3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$134.5 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 19.7% over the period 2020-2027. Physical Location, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 19% CAGR and reach US$85.6 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Location of Interest segment is readjusted to a revised 20.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $11.4 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 19% CAGR The Location Based Marketing Services market in the U.S. is estimated at US$11.4 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world’s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$23.2 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 18.9% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 17.5% and 17.1% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 14.6% CAGR. We bring years of research experience to this 6th edition of our report. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Foursquare LabsGoogle LLCGroupon, Inc.Near Pte. LtdPlaceIQ, Inc.Scanbuy, Inc.Shopkick, Inc.Telenity Key Topics Covered I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesLocation Based Marketing Services Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of COVID-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSISUnited StatesCanadaJapanChinaEuropeAsia-PacificRest of World IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 47 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/3f0e33 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005544/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS INTERNET SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 08:32 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 08:32 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005544/en Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleYamaha Expands Power Pay ProgramNext article$ 360.3 Million Growth in Transparent Quartz Tube Market During 2020-2024 | Featuring Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp. and Friedrich & Dimmock Inc. among others | Technavio Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Bombay HC To Resume Physical Hearing Of Criminal Appeals Only, Advocates To Be Allowed At A Time, Those Mentioning To Email Praecipe [Read Procedure]

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC To Resume Physical Hearing Of Criminal Appeals Only, Advocates To Be Allowed At A Time, Those Mentioning To Email Praecipe [Read Procedure] Nitish Kashyap25 Aug 2020 9:32 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday notified a special procedure for physical hearing of criminal appeals only from August 31, 2020 to September 15, 2020 for the principal bench in Mumbai, Aurangabad and High Court of Bombay at Goa, as a precautionary measure in view of Covid-19, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise across Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra.Judges nominated by Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday notified a special procedure for physical hearing of criminal appeals only from August 31, 2020 to September 15, 2020 for the principal bench in Mumbai, Aurangabad and High Court of Bombay at Goa, as a precautionary measure in view of Covid-19, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise across Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra.Judges nominated by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta will take up criminal appeals on notified Court working time and dates. Advocates who wish to mention the criminal appeal shall e-mail their praecipe mentioned against the category of the matter. The Advocate shall also serve the praecipe to the other side. Moreover, a limited number of Advocates will be allowed to enter inside the designated court room at a time and social distancing norms will be observed. Needless to say, wearing of mask is compulsory. The notice states-“Till the matter is called out, the Advocates should wait in the waiting room, in which arrangement is made and observe social distancing and use the mask. If one of the Advocate/ party is not willing for physical hearing, then that Advocate/ party can be heard through video conference.”As per the sitting list for the principal seat at Mumbai, the division bench of Justice PB Varale and Justice VG Bisht, the division bench of Justice SS Jadhav and Justice NJ Jamdar along with the single bench of Justice AS Gadkari and single bench of Justice PD Naik will be hearing appeals of different categories between August 31 and September 15.Notably, on August 19, the Supreme Court Registry wrote to the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) communicating the decision of the 7-Judges Committee to resume physical hearings in a limited manner, subject to the decision of the ‘competent authority’.Click Here To Download Procedure[Read Procedure]Click Here To Download Notice[Read Notice]Next Storylast_img read more

Young artist captures ‘hearts’ with t-shirt design

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Young artist captures ‘hearts’ with t-shirt design Jordan Owens probably isn’t exactly sure what it means to be an artist but she knows for sure that she really enjoys drawing.So, when the children at Heaven Sent Day Care were asked if they would like to draw a picture about the heart and how important a healthy heart is, Jordan didn’t waste time getting her crayons out of the box.Jordan was named the winner of the 2012 Heart Walk t-shirt contest sponsored by the Pike County Chapter of the American Heart Association. Her design is being used to promote the 2012 Pike County Heart Walk in February. Published 10:54 pm Monday, November 7, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories “Jordan really loves to draw and she is a very good young artist,” said Claudette Rogers, Heaven Sent director. “Every few days, she brings in something that she has drawn. But she drew her Heart Walk design here at day care.”Rogers said to prepare the children to participate in the tee-shirt design contest, she and the staff explained, in simple terms, how the heart works and that sometimes the heart gets sick. with sick hearts all around the world feel better. She asked me what the world looks like.”“We told the children that the Heart Walk we have each February raises money to help people with sick hearts feel better,” Rogers said. “Jordan said she wanted to help people Email the author “We had about 50 entries from Heaven Sent, Mothers’ Day Out, the Early Childhood Center at Troy Elementary School and the pre-school program at Park Memorial United Methodist Church.“The entries were judged by an impartial panel and all of the children did a great job,” Motes said. “We congratulate Jordon on being the winner and we presented her with the first t-shirt printed.”The t-shirts will be sold with the funds going to support the Pike County Heart Association fundraising efforts for 2012.“We are registering teams for this year’s Heart Walk that will be held on Feb. 15 at Cattleman Park,” Motes said. “We encourage everyone to get involved. Teams can be as few as two or as many as you want. But you don’t have to be on a team to participate in the Heart Walk or to make a donation.”Isabelle Boyd is in charge of team development and may be reached at 334-566-6022 extension 233 to register a team or for more information.“Heart disease is the number one killer of American and stroke is number three,” Motes said. “Those facts are all we need to understand how important it is to find treatments and cures for these diseases of the heart.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Rogers told the five-year-old that most of the world is water and showed her on the globe how blue represents water and brown and green represent the earth.Jordan drew a heart that represents the world with stick figures hold hands around the world.“Jordan said that they are holding hands to help sick hearts,” Rogers said. “All of the children did really good with their drawings. We are proud of all of them.”Janet Motes, a member of the Pike County Heart board, said the heart association’s tee shirt design contest was open to all pre-school children in the county. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Money from trees? Bob Whaley of Whaley Pecan said a growing demand for pecans, particularly in places such as China, has bumped up… read more By The Penny Hoarder Print Articlelast_img read more

June Buggin’

first_img Bray said Campbell is such a versatile performer – storyteller/singer/songwriter/ musician — that she will appeal men as well as women.“Also, we wanted to participate in the state’s Year of the Barbecue promotion,” Bray said. “So, we’re having barbecue rather than chicken salad.”Kate Campbell’s gift for storytelling has been compared to that of Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner. She also has command of a full-range of American music styles. Two of her albums have earned “Folk Album of the Year” nominations from the Nashville Music Awards.She has recorded in Muscle Shoals with noted musicians including Shoals ace David Hood and legendary Spooner Oldham. Emmylou Harris lends harmony on Campbell’s “Alabama Department of Corrections Medication Blues.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Secrets Revealed Published 4:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article June Buggin’ Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Kate Campbell, storyteller and singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tenn. will be the featured performer at the Brundidge Historical Society’s June Buggin’ & Barbecue on June 4 at the We Piddle Around Theater.Kate Campbell, master storyteller and highly acclaimed singer/songwriter, from Nashville, Tenn. will be the featured performer at the Brundidge Historical Society’s June Buggin’ & Barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.Tickets are $20 and include the performance and a barbecue supper and are available by calling 334-685-5524 or 670-6302.“We are extremely excited to feature Kate Campbell at June Buggin,’” said Lawrence Bowden, BHS president. “We like to say our June Buggin’ events are as unpredictable and magical as the flight of a June bug. And Kate Campbell’s performance will be magical.” Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories The June Buggin’ events are usually ladies’ luncheons but not this time. And for a couple of reasons.Members of the storytelling committee heard Kate Campbell at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. in October and were so impressed by her performance that her name was put at the top of the June Buggin’ list.“We first heard Kate Campbell, who is a preacher’s daughter and originally from Sledge, Miss., at the Friday night olio where each teller was on stage for 10 minutes,” said BHS member Mernette Bray. “On Saturday, we went to Kate Campbell’s hour-long performance, and the tent was packed — 1,200 people, and she got a standing ovation.” This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… You Might Like Around the clock: Bible reading marathon opens on the Square The Diamond family, Blake and Stacey, and children, William, Reagan and Carson, participated in the Prayer Walk held prior to… read more Book Nook to reopen Campbell has played around the globe from Merlefest in North Carolina to the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival in England to the Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia.“We are excited to have someone of Kate Campbell’s talents at the We Piddle Around Theater,” Bray said. “We are looking forward to a great night of June Buggin’ and Barbecue.” Skiplast_img read more

Woman fired after video shows her blocking black man from entering his apartment building

first_imgCourtesy D’Arreion Toles(ST. LOUIS) — A white woman in St. Louis was fired after videos went viral of her trying to block a black man from entering his own apartment building on Saturday.D’Arreion Toles recorded his attempts to enter his apartment complex after returning home late from work. The woman can be seen standing in the doorway, asking what unit Toles lives in, and to see his key fob.“It’s not your building, you’re not the owner,” Toles says in the video before getting past her. The woman continues to follow Toles up to his fourth-floor loft and demands to find out whom he’s “going to see” and “why he’s there.”Toles asked her to stop following him, but she continued as he used his keys to open his door. Toles told ABC News that 30 minutes later police showed up because the woman had called 911.Toles posted the videos to his Facebook page early Saturday morning and they’ve been viewed more than 5 million times. He wrote that the videos show what it’s like “to be a black man in America” and “this is America in 2018.”The woman’s employer, Tribeca-STL, which manages real estate properties, said in a statement on its website that the company was aware of the video and that the woman had been terminated.“The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds,” the statement continued. “We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company.”The woman’s estranged husband, Brandon Mueller, posted a public video to his Facebook page condemning his ex-partner’s behavior.“As a man of color I have spent most of my professional career teaching others the importance of diversity and inclusion,” Mueller said. He hopes that the community will “not allow others ignorance to incite anger and hatred, but to use it as an opportunity to learn, grow, and promote love.”This is the latest video that has gone viral of a white person threatening to call the police on a black person for performing daily tasks.Internet users were quick to dub the woman in the video “Apartment Patty” after a woman dubbed “Permit Patty” who threatened to call 911 on an 8-year-old black girl for selling bottled water without a permit in California.Toles says this isn’t a time for negativity and asked people to send the woman “positive waves of energy.”“I wish anybody well,” Toles said.ABC News has reached out to Brandon Mueller for comment and is working to confirm the identity of the woman in the video.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Recipes for sharing learning

first_img Comments are closed. Roger Smith, head of learning and development at Marlborough Stirling,reveals his plans for harnessing technology at his new employer. He is 50 (butdon’t tell anyone)How long have you been in this job? Nine months How long have you been with your organisation? One whole year. What does your role involve? Looking at how to help the company achieve the strong growth it expects bydeveloping the skills and knowledge of the people – increasing their bandwidth.What’s the best thing about your job? It being relatively new, I still feel the buzz and the excitement. I enjoymaking change happen within the organisation. What is your current major project? Developing a single supported process for learning and development. Thereview process uses skills and knowledge matrices to drive learning needs andthe individual can choose lots of delivery methods to achieve the learning,from one-to-one coaching from internal experts and PC-based delivery through toclassroom events. All this is supported by technology and available through ourintranet – I told you that I need to spend some money! Preferred terminology – training, development, education, learning? Learning – it implies the responsibility is with the individual, which itmost certainly is – and development. In fact, I considered having stickers madeto stick above the washbasins saying, “You are looking at the personresponsible for your development.” Favourite buzzwords? Knowledge management – the people within an organisation should not just bethe recipients of learning events, but should have a responsibility to createinformation that can benefit others. Organisations need to manage this processand make the best use of the mass of knowledge that exists. This will be a keydifferentiator for organisations that really want to create a sharing and learningenvironment. Most loathed buzzwords? E-learning – or, to be more precise, the letter “e”. It seems tobe a reason for PC-based learning to be charged at extortionate prices.Everyone’s rush to get “e” in their portfolios means that somesuppliers are getting away with a con of massive proportions. The e phenomenaseems to provide a way for good, indifferent and badly designed learning to beconsidered under the same umbrella. There’s nothing wrong with good e-learning,but some of the bad e-learning is complete rubbish and can be downrightdangerous. Are you good at self development? I’m sorry to say that I’m not particularly good at it. I tend to get tooinvolved in doing the job rather than looking towards my development needs. Icould say this is because it’s a new job, I’m really enthusiastic and it’schallenging, but these would all be excuses. Where do you want to be in five years’ time? Doing charity work in South America or Africa. Helping to make a differenceto people who have nothing. What was the most useful course you ever went on? How to talk to finance directors, by Nick Leeson`. What was your worst course ever? There are several. I find that a lot of classroom courses are slow andreally labour the points. It is not my preferred learning style. I likeinformation to hit me quickly and like to able to move forward at my own pace. What did you want to do for a living when you were at school? Be a rock star. It seemed an obvious choice for someone who really wantedto learn to live a life of excess. What was the best career decision you ever made? Agreeing to a completely left-field suggestion to take responsibility forthe running of my previous organisation’s training centre, a 30-training room,200-bedroom beast of a place. What was the worst career decision you ever made? Disagreeing with the sales director and chief executive at my previousposition… Evaluation – holy grail or impossible dream? Difficult, but essential. You must understand the value you are adding tothe individual and the organisation. Even though everyone agrees development is”a good thing”, you must be able to prove to your boss that theinvestment being made is giving the benefits expected by the people, theorganisation and the shareholders. How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? There will be incredible technology – which works. People will be takingresponsibility for their own learning needs and organisations will fullyencourage and invest in the development of sharing cultures. It will become aquestion of keeping up with the demand for innovation rather than trying toencourage it. I will be involved in a truly global enterprise where clients,staff and shareholders will see the value being added by learning anddevelopment. What do you think the core skills for your job will be in the future? E-management, e-strategic planning, e-resilience, e-adaptability ande-analysis. What advice would you give to someone starting out in training anddevelopment? Learn from others, keep in touch with what’s new and keep your mind opentoall things. How do you network? By keeping in contact with people, benchmarking with other organisationsand attending events. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Bass player for the Stones – I’d be the youngster! Do you take your work home with you? Only when absolutely essential. I believe that home life is just as (no,more) important than work and that people need the time to relax and recharge.I work hard and believe I am very efficient and effective when at my workplace.I make no apologies if people think this is heresy. You are on this worldonce… and if you don’t enjoy it, what is the point? What is your motto? Treat others as you would wish to be treated. Describe your management style in three words or less? Relaxed, but committed. How would you like to be remembered by your colleagues? Fair, fun and always looking to improve things; delivered what he promised. Recipes for sharing learningOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img

Seasonal trophic structure of the Scotia Sea pelagic ecosystem considered through biomass spectra and stable isotope analysis

first_imgThe biomass size structure of pelagic communities provides a system level perspective that can be instructive when considering trophic interactions. Such perspectives can become even more powerful when combined with taxonomic information and stable isotope analysis. Here we apply these approaches to the pelagic community of the Scotia Sea (Southern Ocean) and consider the structure and development of trophic interactions over different years and seasons. Samples were collected from three open-ocean cruises during the austral spring 2006, summer 2008 and autumn 2009. Three main sampling techniques were employed: sampling bottles for microplankton (0–50 m), vertically hauled fine meshed nets for mesozooplankton (0–400 m) and coarse-meshed trawls for macrozooplankton and nekton (0–1000 m). All samples were identified to the lowest practicable taxonomic level and their abundance, individual body weight and biomass (in terms of carbon) estimated. Slopes of normalised biomass spectrum versus size showed a significant but not substantial difference between cruises and were between −1.09 and −1.06. These slopes were shallower than expected for a community at equilibrium and indicated that there was an accumulation of biomass in the larger size classes (101–105 mg C ind−1). A secondary structure of biomass domes was also apparent, with the domes being 2.5–3 log10 intervals apart in spring and summer and 2 log10 intervals apart in autumn. The recruitment of copepod-consuming macrozooplankton, Euphausia triacantha and Themisto gaudichaudii into an additional biomass dome was responsible for the decrease in the inter-dome interval in autumn. Predator to prey mass ratios estimated from stable isotope analysis reached a minimum in autumn while the estimated trophic level of myctophid fish was highest in that season. This reflected greater amounts of internal recycling and increased numbers of trophic levels in autumn compared to earlier times of the year. The accumulation of biomass in larger size classes throughout the year in the Scotia Sea may reflect the prevalence of species that store energy and have multiyear life-cycles.last_img read more

Loyalli app targets bakery retailers

first_imgA new smartphone loyalty scheme has signed up coffee shops and is targeting bakers to add to its retail participants.Shoppers download a free Loyalli app and scan a bar code the developer sends participating outlets. Loyalli can be used exclusively or, as for Bold Street Coffee in Liverpool, to complement card systems.My Coffee Stop, in Enfield Chase Station, has found it quicker to use than stamp cards. Karen Mercer, owner, said: “It has also saved us money on printing costs.”Loyalli is currently free while its developers try to get mass usage before looking at monetising it through premium services. Sebastian Borggrewe, developer, said bakers and coffee shops were renowned for using stamp card loyalty programmes, but that many people forgot to use them or discarded them.”It also provides retailers with the most cost-effective and easy-to-implement marketing pro-gramme available, with the ability to analyse trends in usage,” he said.last_img read more