IPL 2021: After Pat Cummins, Brett Lee joins fight against Covid-19,…

first_img Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Facebook Twitter IPL 2021: After Pat Cummins, Brett Lee joins fight against Covid-19, donates 1 Bitcoin for purchase of oxygen supplies Earlier, Cummins informed he has donated to PM-Cares fund to help purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals. He also urged fellow players who are participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, to come forward and donate for the same. The Australian pacer has donated $50,000 to the PM-Cares Fund.ALSO READ| BCCI’s big statement on Covid-19 vaccination, “Only Indian players eligible for vaccine from Saturday”“India is a country I’ve come to love dearly over the years and the people here are some of the warmest and kindest I’ve ever met. To know so many are suffering so much at this time saddens me greatly,” Cummins said in a statement on Twitter.“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for the IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high. I’m advised that the Indian Government is of the view that playing the IPL while the population is in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite each day at an otherwise difficult time for the country.“As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the “PM Cares Fund,” specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals,” he informed.“I encourage my fellow IPL players — and anyone around else the world who has been touched by India’s passion and generosity — to contribute. I will kick it off with $50,000,” Cummins added.The KKR pacer is hopeful that the amount he has donated will make a difference to someone amid the rising COVID-19 cases in India.ALSO READ| After players, 1 Australian commentator pulls out of IPL, Zampa & Richardson still stuck in MumbaiThis comes after several Australian cricketers opted out of the ongoing IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday confirmed that two Australian players — Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson — will be heading back for personal reasons.Rajasthan Royals pacer Andrew Tye opted out of the ongoing tournament on Sunday. India and Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also announced that he would be taking a break from the ongoing IPL season as he wants to extend support to his family who are currently battling Covid-19. 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He made the announcement on his personal Twitter handle and wrote: “I feel privileged to be in the position of making a difference and with that in mind, I’d like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help the purchase of oxygen supplies for hospitals across India,” he wrote. Previous articleRCB vs DC, IPL 2021: इन बड़े बदलावों के साथ दिल्ली के खिलाफ उतर सकती है ‘विराट आर्मी’, देखें प्लेइंग इलेवनNext articleDC vs RCB, IPL 2021: रॉयल चैलेंजर्स बैंगलोर का सामना दिल्ली से, किसका पलड़ा भारी, जानें क्या कहते हैं आंकड़े Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Latest Sports News Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Football Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket last_img read more

A masterclass from Jonny Wilkinson

first_imgWilkinson is also passing on his top tips to Rugby World, so watch this video to hear his advice on passing and dropping goals – something he has a certain knack for! JONNY WILKINSON took time out from his hectic schedule to hold a masterclass with two up-and-coming players in Toulon over the summer. Wales U20 lock Matthew Screech and England U16 hooker Jack Walker were the lucky youngsters given a tutorial, which was part of the Jaguar Academy of Sport programme.The masterclass certainly went down well with Screech, a member of the Wales U20 side that beat their New Zealand counterparts in the recent Junior World Cup. “Jonny is one of my heroes and to be able to meet him is amazing, let alone to receive some mentoring,” said Screech. “ The things he has taught me are so valuable and will help me improve my game.” Talented trio: Jonny Wilkinson with Jack Walker and Matthew Screech at Toulon’s training base in the South of France LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS To see the guys enjoying the masterclass, watch the video below:last_img read more

WATCH: Brazil Scrum Destroys Maori All Blacks

first_img Scotland winger Tommy Seymour stars in big win… Smashed: Watch the Brazilian team demolish the Maori All Blacks scrum (Getty Images) Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Autumn Internationals Week Two: Five things we learnt Tommy Seymour scores a hat-trick against Fiji TMO controversies involving England Yet the Brazilians can still hold their heads high after not backing down for the duration of the contest. Before kick-off they were clearly pumped for the match after meeting the Maori haka head-on with many of the Brazilians looking as if they had to be restrained in the face of the Kiwi challenge.According to reports so 34,000 fans were crammed into the Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paolo and despite the hefty loss they clearly enjoyed the game of rugby. TMO controversies involving England Collapse Check out this video of the Brazilians smashing the Maori All Blacks scrum. Paul Williams reflects on the big movers and… Autumn Internationals Week Two: Five things we learnt After Sam Underhill’s disallowed try that denied England… Expand The Maori All Blacks will now head to Chile to play their final match of their South American tour, going up against the national team, Los Cóndores. Tommy Seymour scores a hat-trick against Fiji WATCH: Brazil Scrum Destroys Maori All BlacksOn the football field, the sight of Brazil demolishing New Zealand would not be out of place , in fact we would probably come to expect it. On the rugby field you would normally expect the exact opposite. Yet during one scrum in a match between Brazil and the Maori All Blacks last weekend, we were treated to a humbling sight.With the Maori All Blacks up 14-0 just after half-time, Brazil were awarded a scrum on the halfway line and as the ball was fed in, the men in yellow demolished the All Blacks pushing them back a good 15 metres or so. You can watch it below.The resultant penalty, knocked over by Christchurch-born Joshua Reeves put the score to 14-3.Normal service did resum after this. The Maori All Blacks eventually ran out 35-3 winners with Isaia Walker-Leawere, Jackson Hemopo and Jonah Lowe all scoring tries along with Ash Dixon who scored two of his own. Otere Black converting all five conversions in a solid yet uninspiring performance by their high standards. Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news from the world of rugby.last_img read more

Exeter v Leicester live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgThe Premiership pacesetters will be firm favourites to resume their winning habit against a Tigers team now in the charge of new head coach Steve Borthwick Going to ground: Stuart Hogg is tackled during Exeter’s Premiership win at Leicester last December (Getty) We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door. Exeter v Leicester live stream: How to watch from anywhereThe return of Gallagher Premiership action can’t come fast enough for Exeter, who will hope to pick up where they left off in early March. A 57-20 thumping of Bath prior to the pandemic shutting down professional sport means the Chiefs lead the table by five points going into the long-delayed round 14.Exeter have reached the past four Premiership finals, losing three of them to Saracens. With the reigning champions condemned to relegation for salary cap breaches, Chiefs are favourites to add a second English title to the one bagged in 2017.A £1.4m reduction in the salary cap from the 2021-22 season has not noticeably affected Exeter’s playing personnel, with the likes of Stuart Hogg, Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Henry Slade and the Simmonds brothers, Sam and Joe, among some 30 players to have signed long-term deals at Sandy Park.Wallabies Nic White and Greg Holmes are back in Australia but Scotland internationals Jonny Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne have arrived. Both are in the match squad this weekend, with Gray making his debut in the engine room alongside Jonny Hill while Hidalgo-Clyne is among the replacements. Also on the bench is Tomas Francis. The tighthead hasn’t played since damaging his shoulder in Wales’ World Cup defeat to South Africa last October.“We feel we are well set,” said Chiefs DoR Rob Baxter. “The players look good, they’ve trained incredibly hard and I like what I see. However, the proof of the pudding will in in our performance. I don’t think we could have done much more from where we are now.”Opponents Leicester sit 11th in the table and have experienced wholesale changes over the summer. Of the 15 players that started their last game at Saracens on 7 March, just six remain. Nearly 30 players have departed and they include Jonny May (Gloucester), Manu Tuilagi (Sale) and Telusa Veainu (Stade Français), part of the back-line that gave Chiefs a first-half runaround last December.Fresh start: Steve Borthwick directs operations during a Leicester Tigers training session (Getty Images)However, there are plenty of positives for Tigers. Nemani Nadolo – scorer of more than 1,000 points in domestic and Test rugby – Kini Murimurivalu and Kobus Van Wyk are among the outside backs soon to be on view at Welford Road. And when you have in your ranks Harry Potter, a utility back signed from Melbourne Rebels, anything is possible!The major change, of course, is the management revamp which sees new head coach Steve Borthwick launch his Tigers career in the most intimidating of stadia. Wins by Bristol and Sale at Sandy Park this season were the exception to the rule, Chiefs usually dominating visitors through the power and accuracy of their possession-based game.Tigers give a debut to Scotland centre Matt Scott after his move from Edinburgh while David Williams, on loan from Nottingham, will also make his senior debut for the club after being name on the wing. New recruits Luke Wallace and Zack Henry are on the bench.When the sides last met, at Leicester last December, a Jonny May brace helped Tigers forge a 19-7 lead before they were reeled in. Forwards Jannes Kirsten, Don Armand (two) and Hill crossed for Chiefs in a 31-22 win. Leicester’s last win at Exeter was in September 2014.Exeter team: Stuart Hogg; Tom O’Flaherty, Henry Slade, Ollie Devoto, Olly Woodburn; Joe Simmonds (capt), Jack Maunder; Alec Hepburn, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Harry Williams, Jonny Gray, Jonny Hill, Dave Ewers, Jannes Kirsten, Sam Simmonds.Replacements: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Dom Armand, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Gareth Steenson, 23 Ian Whitten.Leicester team: George Worth; David Williams, Jaco Taute, Matt Scott, Jordan Olowofela; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Tom Youngs (capt), Dan Cole, Tomás Lavanini, Calum Green, Harry Wells, Tommy Reffell, Jordan Taufua.Replacements: 16 Jake Kerr, 17 Nephi Leatigaga, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Hanro Liebenberg, 20 Luke Wallace, 21 Thom Smith, 22 Ben White, 23 Zack Henry.To watch the action unfold and see who has returned from the break in the best shape, here we explain how to find a reliable Exeter v Leicester live stream wherever you are.How to watch Exeter v Leicester from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Exeter v Leicester this Saturday, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home. Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNExeter v Leicester live stream: How to watch from the UKExeter v Leicester, which kicks off at 2pm on Saturday, will be shown live on Channel 5 and BT Sport 1 in the UK. If you want to watch the match on BT but don’t have a contract, you can easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also cover the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassClubs are also working with BT Sport to allow season ticket-holders free access to home games on the channel’s app.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Exeter v Leicester takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Exeter v Leicester live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Exeter v Leicester will kick off at 9am EST and 6am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Exeter v Leicester stream: How to watch from New ZealandThe match isn’t on live in New Zealand but you can catch it at 9.30am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99), but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer TAGS: Exeter ChiefsLeicester Tigers Exeter v Leicester live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Exeter v Leicester in Japan (kick-off 10pm on Saturday). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.Find out more about DAZN here LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Episcopal churches look to help communities after deadly storms

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Arkansas National Guardsmen are responding to their neighbors in need after a tornado devastated communities in central Arkansas April 27. This photo from Vilonia was posted on the Guard’s Facebook page. Photo: Arkansas National Guard[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church dioceses and congregations are helping their neighbors cope in the aftermath of deadly spring storms that lashed a wide section of the Midwestern and southern United States and killed at least 34 people, 15 of them in Arkansas.Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas Bishop Larry Benfield said April 28 that the diocese’s Disaster Relief Team is already in action. Ginger Bailey Bankston of Christ Church, Little Rock, is a member of that team and is coordinating the diocese’s response in concert with other groups.She said that “the areas most affected have been sealed off to keep unnecessary people out of the way who might hamper relief efforts,” according to Benfield. Officials in the areas are assessing exactly what residents needed, the bishop said.The Rev. Teri Daily of St. Peter’s Church in Conway, Arkansas, located just west of hard-hit Vilonia and north of Mayflower, which was also severely damaged, is working with a shelter for storm survivors that has been set up at Antioch Baptist Church. The church is between Mayflower and Vilonia. People at that shelter say that they are still assessing the immediate needs and will get back with Daily as soon as they know what help they need, Benfield reported.St. Peter’s opened its doors at noon and again at 7 p.m. April 28 to host prayer services for the victims of the storm, according to a post the church’s Facebook page.“We are already hearing that the best way to help immediately is likely to be financial support so that relief workers can buy in bulk any relief kits that are needed,” Benfield reported, urging diocesan members who wished to help with relief work to donate online to his Bishop’s Discretionary Fund. “My office will then distribute it to the local churches and shelters as Ginger Bailey and her team inform us of the needs of each location.”Late on April 28, Alabama Bishop Kee Sloan and Assistant Bishop Santosh Marray noted (http://www.dioala.org/) that “devastating tornadoes and thunderstorms are sweeping across our state this evening. They have already caused destruction, injury, and loss of life.”“Your bishops want you to know that we are praying for your safety and for the safety of your loved ones,” they wrote on the diocese’s home page, also posting a prayer and Psalm 46.  The storms began April 27 in Oklahoma and Arkansas and moved east through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The Associated Press reported that at least 15 were killed April 27 as the tornado blasted through Arkansas. One person died in Oklahoma, and one in Iowa.The storm struck Vilonia, Arkansas, nearly three years to the day after the town of 4,000 north of Little Rock was hit by another killer tornado that left four people dead.The entire region is on edge as warnings of bad weather continued on April 29 and news reports recalled that it was the third anniversary of a historic outbreak of more than 60 tornadoes that killed more than 250 people across Alabama on April 27, 2011.AP reported that 12 people died in Mississippi, nine of them in hard-hit Winston County, on April 28. Three others died in separate instances of vehicles being blown off roadways.In Alabama, three people were reported dead, two in the northern part of the state and one in Tuscaloosa. There, officials say a University of Alabama student died when he took shelter in a home’s basement and a retaining wall collapsed on him, according to the AP. The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi, reported that the student, Tupelo native John Servati, held up the retaining wall long enough for his girlfriend to escape.Tennessee officials say two people died in a home when a suspected tornado hit during the night on April 28.Episcopal Relief & Development said April 29 that it is in contact with diocesan leaders in tornado-impacted Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma, and encourages prayers for all those affected.“We are working with our Partners in Response team to reach out to diocesan disaster coordinators and offer support as they help churches with the first stages of their tornado response,” said Katie Mears, director of the organization’s US Disaster Program. “Right now churches are checking in with their members and assessing damage in their communities.  Some are already seeing an increase in people accessing existing support ministries such as meal programs.  We anticipate that these needs will increase in the coming days and stand ready to provide assistance as the dioceses develop their response plans.”The members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Tupelo, Mississippi, April 29 were checking in with each other at the invitation of the Rev. Paul Stephens, rector, via the parish’s Facebook page the day after the city was struck by what may be the strongest storm that hit the state April 28.Parishioner Stan Furr reported on Facebook that his wife Lynda survived that tornado at home, while “I was in press pit with 4 to 8 ft of concrete and steel all around me approximately 30 to 40 feet deep. If any one needs anything let us know.” [A press pit is a sub-basement of sorts that is part of the foundation on which a printing press sits.]Teenager Kamme Riddle checked in with this post: “We are ok. Have 2 friends who have lost their homes, but nobody was hurt. Y’all ok?”All Saints will host a community prayer service for the City of Tupelo and its storm victims April 30.The Diocese of Mississippi posted a prayer for the storms’ victims on its Facebook page.In Kansas, 34 people were injured, but no one was killed, when a tornado hit Baxter Springs late in the afternoon April 28. About 100 homes and businesses were damaged in the town west of Joplin, Missouri, which is still recovering from a devastating tornado that hit the city in late May 2011.“The immediate concern is for the rescue efforts now taking place,” Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe wrote to the diocese. “We pray for the victims of this terrible storm, as well as for the first responders who are caring for them.”Wolfe said he had spoken earlier in the day with Bishop Benfield in Arkansas and Bishop Ed Konieczny of the Diocese of Oklahoma “to extend my prayers and support on behalf of our diocese.”Wolfe asked Kansas clergy to include the storm victims in the Prayers of the People this coming Sunday, and requested that each parish in the diocese take up an offering that day to be sent to Episcopal Relief & Development, which he said “has done such solid work in caring for the victims of floods and storms in our diocese in the past.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release April 29, 2014 at 5:34 pm I am so heartened to read how we, the church, are being the hands and feet of Jesus. More storms are headed this way in southeastern Va. and N.C. Rector Belleville, IL martha knight says: Featured Events May 1, 2014 at 9:59 am WHY didn’t you post the mailing addresses for these churches?People who would like to send assistance NEED the ADDRESSES. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Eddina Symns says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY April 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm Please post if the Episcopal Church (country wide) has/or delvelopes a rhabilitaion froup. I was privelived enough to do this after Hurricane Katrina. Episcopal church grouops went to New Orleans, (my group stayed @ St. George Episcopal) and did anything we could years after the storm raviged the city. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal churches look to help communities after deadly storms Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ms. Michael H. Asheorthe says: Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Comments (4) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 29, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA June 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm My prayers go our to those who have been effected by the recent storm and tornadoes that have hit Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. And praying that this will be the end of it for the rest of time. Although, it is well known that these types of storms are basically unpredictable, it occurs to me that our federal government has not taken upon itself to replenish those old Fallout Shelters, and turned them into places that could be used for places of refuge from storms like these, and providing places of rest and a place to get some nourishment who have been stranded by those storms, free of charge. After all, our government loves to spend money on other unnecessary items, why not give something back to the populace? And there must be more than enough of those old Fallout Shelters still in existence that could be refurbished by the government to provide jobs for the clean-up, refurbishment, maintenance, and any necessary repairs to the functional systems of those shelters, to put them back into operation. If they can keep the hidden complex at the resort in West Virginia, then the U.S. Government can do this for its people. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Thomas Lansing says: last_img read more

New Charity First Series book offers help with school fundraising

first_img Melanie May | 1 November 2017 | News Tagged with: higher education School Fundraising  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Raising Funds for Your School – A Comprehensive Guide has launched: a new Charity First Series book that aims to provide schools of all types with the skills and techniques needed to maximise their fundraising income on a sustainable basis. Written by schools fundraising specialist Nick Ryan, director of Vantage Fundraising, Raising Funds for your School – A Comprehensive Guide provides non-technical advice to help heads, business managers, parents and other school stakeholders to develop fundraising activities with particular consideration given to how to embed such activities into the life of the school, increasing their prominence, joint ownership and chance of success.Central to the Charity First Series book is a ‘how to’ compendium of 15 different fundraising opportunities and methods – from major donor, trust and statutory and company fundraising, through sponsorship, recycling and text giving to legacies and cause related marketing, each of which is described clearly and practically.The book is informed by advanced fundraising theory and practice, and covers topics including donor motivations and stewardship, case statements and campaign planning. It also covers non-financial benefits of fundraising such as the chance for staff and pupils to develop new skills and an increased level of engagement, and the opportunity to integrate the school more closely with its community.The book is available in print and PDF formats, priced at £19.95 and £15.00 respectively. Other titles in the Charity First Series include Effective Media Relations for Charities, and The Gift Aid Guide.   165 total views,  1 views today New Charity First Series book offers help with school fundraisingcenter_img Advertisement 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 MoreAddThis15last_img read more

Latin America Briefs

first_imgColombiaThousands of people took to the streets in Bogota and in more than 100 other municipalities around Colombia on March 17. It was the largest mobilization in the country in the last 15 years.The people responded to a call from the Coordination of Social Organizations, made up of more than 40 organizations, including the Central Union of Workers of Colombia and the General Confederation of Workers. The breadth of the represented sectors is a giant step toward achieving the group’s ultimate goal: real peace with social justice.The entire left — the different federations and trade unions, youth and students, the peasants, the Afro-Colombian people, Indigenous people, women, the LGBTQ community, all representing the people who are dissatisfied with the neoliberal policies of the Juan Manuel Santos government — came out to publicly demonstrate.It was really a demonstration of united people’s power that confronts government actions that are undermining the welfare of the masses.In Havana, Cuba, the FARC-EP (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People’s Army) and the government of Colombia are laying the foundation for a peace agreement. On the other hand, the Santos regime has been unraveling the threads in Colombia, where these accords will be consolidated. And the people have responded by demanding the inclusion of issues that had been brought to the negotiating table but which the government rejected. These include the call for a new constitutional assembly to re-establish the country on a more just foundation.The following excerpts from the letter to President Santos, about why the national strike was called for March 17, illustrate the critical situation in the country:“After the failure of the negotiations on the Legal Minimum Wage, the absurd and arbitrary sale of ISAGEN [the state-owned power generation company] … the announcement of the wrongful Tax Reform for the popular sectors, … your non-compliance toward pensioners and workers over an agreement signed by you to reduce health contributions from 12 to 4 percent; … [since we have] confirmed [the] non-compliances with agreements signed with Agro-Livestock Dignity, Agrarian Summit, as well as with the truckers’ crusade, taxi drivers and other sectors; [and] in addition to the above, the noxious legislative agenda, the high degree of impoverishment of our farmers and the majority of the population, the high cost of the basic family food basket and public transport, unemployment, sub-employment of the informal sector, unpayable foreign debt, all of them a product of a regressive neoliberal economic model; we have decided to convene, organize and carry out a NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST which will be a NATIONAL STRIKE.”Then they included the 15 key demands, among which are the development of a structural program with emergency measures for the people in the Guajira; compliance with the agreements signed between the government and the various organizations; raising wages; stopping the privatization of public enterprises; overhauling the Free Trade Agreements; stopping the privatization of health and education; respecting labor rights; guaranteeing human rights; and stopping the criminalization of protest, among others.The Unitary National Command — the steering committee of the mobilization — has highlighted the importance of everyone’s commitment to put pressure on the government to name a Negotiating Commission to attend to these demands.ArgentinaIn Argentina, 250,000 people marched on March 24 at the Plaza de Mayo on the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice commemorating the 40th anniversary of the civilian-military coup of 1976. The coup installed a bloody dictatorship that killed and exiled thousands and disappeared 30,000 Argentinians.The march not only commemorated the cruelty of 40 years ago, but protested against the neoliberal and pro-U.S. policy of the current government of Mauricio Macri.The leader of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, summarized the position of the march against Macri, saying, “40 years after the genocidal coup, we feel again called to defend democracy. … The change of government has brought the daily violation of rights.” (Telesurtv.net)At the very same time, U.S. President Barack Obama was visiting the capital Buenos Aires and commemorated the anniversary with the Argentine President in a separate activity where there was no presence of human rights organizations, including the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo who refused the government’s invitation.It must be mentioned that Obama has never apologized for the U.S. criminal association with the dictatorship. The people, while demonstrating against his visit, also demanded from Obama the clarification of the U.S. role and the release of classified information, including the names of the disappeared. We must highlight the hypocrisy of Macri, whose legislative bloc voted in 2006 against the bill that would officially proclaim March 24 a day dedicated to the Remembrance.If Obama and Macri thought that Argentina could be a wedge to divide the Latin American countries seeking progressive development for their peoples, they got a clear message from this united and massive demonstration, showing that the will of the progressive people is alive and well in that nation.Translation: Michael Otto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mohamed Radwan arrested Mohamed Radwan, an Egyptian blogger with US citizenship who had been working in Syria for the past nine months as an engineer, was arrested and accused of spying for Israel. Using a procedure beloved of the Iranian government, the authorities showed him on national television two days later making a “confession.” His family dismissed the charges as nonsense (http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/28/family-of-us-prisoner-mohamed-radwan-i…). He was freed on 1 April. center_img RSF_en Newslast_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Is HR measuring upOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Itis frequently claimed the effective use of key HR practices increasesshareholder value. Fierce competition is driving management to use every leverit can to win business advantage. Now is the time for HR to prove its strategicworth. Tom Lester reports Measuringthe effectiveness of the HR function has taxed the best business brains formany years. The aim has been to prove the contribution of “peopleassets” to corporate success, and the HR processes needed to increase it.But the new interest in the subject in the last couple of years begins at theother end – from the perspective of the company’s value in the market. Giventhe growing part of HR that is intangible and derived from its people, what HRpractices are effective in increasing its value and growth rate, and how canthey be made more effective? Itmay seem that the difference is a semantic one, but in practice, it couldtransform the old question of HR measurement. If, as claimed, a 26% increase inthe value of companies’ shares correlates closely with the effective use of anumber of key HR practices then this is a message no chief executive canignore. If, further, it can be shown that one company is deriving more valuefrom its human resources than another, these points can help HR prove itsstrategic worth. Theseare big ifs. But increased competition and the growing emphasis on shareholdervalue are driving managements to use every lever at their disposal. The similarrise in the relative value of knowledge, experience and goodwill compared tophysical assets depends on the quality of staff. Further, in the leanerorganisation there can be few passengers, and the value added by eachindividual is critical. If such vital dimensions remain unmeasured, howevercrudely, the chief executive is relying on hope rather than verifiable fact.TheSwiss banking group UBS, like all firms in the financial sector, dependsutterly on the quality and deployment of its staff, and has recently takenradical new steps to measure them consistently across the group. Earlier thisyear it set up a central Human Capital Performance Team (see box above).”Very few companies can say, as we can, that metrics are right at theheart of what we do,” says the team’s founder and head, JohnMahoney-Phillips. Itwill take time before the disciplines implied by the metrics are universal, andused effectively by management. Like all the big banks, UBS has to span thecultural differences between retail banking and the more entrepreneurial assetmanagement and corporate finance (it embraces Warburg and Paine Webber).”But we now have a single group-wide core framework”, claimsMahoney-Phillips. Attachingfinancial values directly to intellectual capital remains elusive, however.Back in the 1960s, the well-known US academic Rensis Likert tried it withresearch workers, but he found that the obvious difficulties outweighed theadvantages. In the 1990s, Gerald Kaplan and David Norton produced the balancedscorecard which added HR and other measures to the conventional financial ones.Atabout the same time Leif Edvinsson, when working for Skandia (the Swedishfinancial services group) published an analysis of the group’s intellectualcapital (IC) with the annual report. His concern was to demonstrate to managersand shareholders alike what really made for success in financial services. Skandiastill uses Edvinsson’s analysis of IC, which it plans to include in its nextannual report after a three-year gap. Human capital is defined as thecompetence and capabilities of the savings bank’s employees; organisationalcapital cover systems, databases and so forth, plus customer capital, the valueof its relationship with customers. The group’s reward came this year when it wasranked number 8 in the world’s top 20 most admired knowledge enterprises –above McKinsey and Cisco. Conventionalmetrics generally range from the very basic staff productivity and turnover,through talent acquisition and retention to leadership, innovation and otherqualities. Which ones you choose, says Carolyn Nimmy, a director of the globalHR practice at consultants Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, depends on the answerto the question, “What does winning entail for your company? Innovation?Brand strength? Quality? Globalisation? You then ask, what are the things wecan measure against these?” Anumber of consultancies are picking up the metrics baton. They see that linkingHR practices to business success can make sense providing you allow foreconomic and stock market fluctuations and different capital structures. PIMS,the specialist in benchmarking all aspects of corporate performance, uses itsworldwide database supplied by over 5,000 managers to calculate a client’sexpected return on capital employed based on a profile of its business. HRcharacteristics such as an open management style or the number of days managersspend training per year are then assessed for their impact on the actual returnon investment.WatsonWyatt, being an HR consultancy, uses a much smaller database than PIMS, but hasdeveloped what it calls its Human Capital Index (HCI). This is a rating of acompany’s HR practices on a single scale of 1 to 100. It has shown that thosescoring highly are on average more likely to have built up greater intellectualcapital (as measured by the ratio of market value to tangible assets atreplacement cost, known to economists as “Tobin’s Q”). Theyalso deliver more shareholder value. The IC ratio is, of course, susceptible tomarket fluctuation, but is used as a means of comparison. Partner Steven Dickerclaims it to be “a robust method for determining whether you’re managingyour human capital better or worse than your rivals”. Thereare other attempts being made to link people and results. In essence, all areforced to use a subjective assessment of a company’s HR operations (usuallyperformed by the company’s own HR staff), and most make no claim to haveisolated a causal relationship with the bottom line. PIMS comes nearest, withits long-standing contention that 15 per cent of a company’s profit performance”is driven by HR strategy”, and it singles out nine of thecharacteristics of HR policy as having the most significant impact (see above).WatsonWyatt says its European list accounts statistically for 60 per cent of thedifference in size of intellectual capital from one company to another, and 26per cent of the increase in market value (in Europe, in the year of the survey,2000). It finds that a further two practices, the paternalistic retention ofstaff and job security, actually decrease market value. Companies with highHCIs, Dicker notes, have done better financially in the downturn this year,”but a good financial performance does not lead to a better HCI.”Howrelevant is all this sophisticated measurement to the average company?”Unless it provides information and support that enable senior managementto act,” says Nimmy, “Then the managers’ reaction is likely to be, sowhat?” LaurenceHandy, professor of international business at Tilburg University nearEindhoven, makes a similar point. The need, he believes, is for “HR toidentify the business problems and the gaps, and address itself to the HRcomponent of these.” Benchmarking may prove nothing more than that successfulcompanies can afford good management.Still,what gets measured gets managed. In the case of one client, ABB Power, although”nothing surprising came out of it [the Watson Wyatt analysis],”according to commercial manager Ian Funnell, “what it did do was point tospecific action we could take – or stop doing – to enhance shareholdervalue.” EricSenesi, European HR director of Agilent, the two-year-old Hewlett-Packardspin-off that specialises in electronic components and test equipment, seesthat “the metrics you put in place depend on the maturity of HR in thecompany. Most companies are still in the lower quadrants.” He did adetailed study of ways of linking HR to results, and found that the WatsonWyatt analysis was the most relevant. Heuses a lot of process measures at present, such as the attrition rate ofnewcomers and the percentage of managers whose variable pay is on track and cantherefore be assumed to be performing well. He claims to have a “minimumbut robust system” in place now, but “we’ll use higher levels ofmetrics in the future. It’s a way to mobilise people and focus attention on theissues that matter.” Ona practical note, Senesi warns that metrics will only work if theinfrastructure is suitable: comparability of data, ease of access and rapidresponse demand a high degree of standardisation and good IT systems. Itremains true that the value lies in the use made of the information rather thanthe sophistication of the system itself. If it helps to improve corporateperformance, and the status of HR, it will be a sound investment.UBSBanks on metricsUBS,by some measures the 7th largest banking group in the world, essentiallyconsists of three businesses: commercial banking in Switzerland, the UBSWarburg and UBS Paine Webber investment banking operations, and assetmanagement. It employs in all some 70,000 people with a broad mix ofnationalities, competences and temperaments. They form a large proportion ofthe group’s intellectual capital, and as a step towards maximising the return,a Human Capital Performance Team was set up in January 2001 as part of thegroup’s education, resourcing and development function. Theteam’s head, John Mahoney-Phillips, admits there are still sceptics, “andwe still have 100 miles to go, but we’re picking off the easy targets first andwe’re getting there.” The role is to stimulate and co-ordinate throughoutthe group: performance management; assessment and management development; staffsurveys and succession planning. It provides a central “humancapital” database to hold, among the usual details, annual appraisalresults of all staff so that the key talent – and the gaps – can behighlighted. Thereis a strong emphasis on developing talent early on, says Mahoney-Phillips, andtraining programmes are carefully assessed. “We talk to line managers toask them whether they’ve seen an improvement, so we’re able to show a clearcorrelation between, say, the junior leadership courses and subsequentperformance.” Later, he finds a close correlation between assessedcompetences and subsequent salary performance. And because of the leadershipstandards that have been established, “we attract top investment bankers.”Pims                                                                    15%of profit performance driven by the following HR factors:                                       –Management participation       – Use of knowledge and contract workers– Open management style          – Take some risks, but not too many – Top managers spend 20% time with customers – Around 20% outsiders in top management – The importance of management training – Incentivising top managers – Succession planning    – Good appraisal system                                   – Getting employee feedback WatsonWyatt26%increase in market value (in 2000) driven by the following HR factors:–Recruiting excellence– Consistent pan-European HR practices– Good union-management relations– Lack of hierarchy, clear leadership– Teamwork, 360 feedback– Customer-focused environment– Remuneration and “Me plc”– Sharing information with employeesAddresses…PIMS:www.pims-europe.comWatsonWyatt: www.watsonwyatt.comCapGemini Ernst & Young: www.uk.cgey.com Comments are closed. last_img read more