Green-Works offers low cost used office furniture to charities

first_img 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. Registered charity and social enterprise Green-Works is offering low cost, used office furniture to charities, schools, community groups, hospitals and small businesses that need it, but could otherwise not afford it.The recycling charity has recently opened The Community Warehouse in Paisley’s Greenhill Business Park to offer a wide variety of top name new products and refurbished office furniture, all at a fraction of the usual price.The warehouse is an initiative between Kibble Education and Care Centre and charities In Kind Direct and Green-Works. Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img It takes to seven the total of warehouses that the organisation runs around the country.Green-Works achieves its objectives by taking redundant office items from corporate companies and organisations that would otherwise be throwing it away. Companies donating their furniture include RBS, Unilever, Barclays, ODPM, Diageo, Lloyds of London, DTI and the British Library. Green-Works offers low cost used office furniture to charities Howard Lake | 11 July 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Dover Sprint Cup pit stall assignments

first_imgREAD: Pit crew key as Hamlin claws back ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. For the second consecutive weekend, Denny Hamlin claimed the Coors Light Pole Award, which comes with it the opportunity to have the first choice of pit stalls.Hamlin picked the first stall at pit out heading into Turn 1 at Dover International Speedway.Martin Truex Jr., a native of Mayetta, N.J., will take pit stall 10 at the first opening on pit road at his home track, the Monster Mile.READ MORE: READ: Harvick’s late charge leads to 600 win READ: Latest news from Dover READ: Kenseth, Johnson hopes wrecked in 600 Coors Light Pole Award winner Denny Hamlin gets the first pick of pit stallslast_img read more

Art History majors take proactive steps towards post-graduate success

first_img“What are you going to do with that?”That question is familiar to Meg Burns, and it typically follows her introduction as an art history major.“It does open you up to fielding questions about what you are going to do with your life,” Burns, a sophomore, said.Katherine Coogan, a sophomore majoring in business and art history, described a similar scenario when she talks about her majors.“I’ll say it and they’re never excited about it, or upset about it; they’re just confused,” she said.Caroline Cox, a junior art history major, has had similar experiences with reactions to her academic plans. While art history can be perceived as an impractical major, the three students seek to prove otherwise.The trio, all leaders in the Art History club on campus, organized and led a panel to offer students advice and ideas about obtaining summer internships in the art world.The three students, who all held internships this past summer, expressed that their internships gave them skills they could not have acquired while sitting in a classroom. They also said their experiences helped them narrow their interests and discover the work they wanted to do after graduation.That discovery happened for Burns when she interned at the Hesburgh Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections last summer. While she found the work interesting, the summer helped her learn more about what type of role she wanted to play in museum work.“I think I want something that’s more public,” she said. “Something that I get to interact with people.”Students like Burns, Coogan and Cox aim to work in the art world, but that is not the case for all art history students.Josh Weinhold, assistant director of communications for the College of Arts and Letters, said that art history students make their way into other industries like education, finance and advertising. However, even these students can end up using their art history degree despite working in a different field.“A law school student might end up in some form of entertainment or copyright law, or someone doing a service program like AmeriCorps could land a job in an art-related field after that,” he said in an email.But while jobs in the art world exist, how does one go about getting them?Coogan said forming connections with potential employers is essential.“You think Mendoza [Business School] is networking … the art world is way more,” she said.Still, the three students agreed that their effort to interact with figures in the industry is not a tedious undertaking.“It doesn’t feel like networking,” Burns said. “It feels like making friends.” While Burns, Coogan and Cox all have at least one more summer before graduation, their predecessors in the art history program present a hopeful future for when that day comes.According to First Destination reports published by Notre Dame’s Center for Career Development, zero percent of art history majors at the University who graduated in 2017 were seeking employment six months after graduation.If art history students feel worried about limited employment opportunities, they do not share their concerns with Professor Elyse Speaks, the faculty advisor for the Art History Club. In an email, she said that she could not recall any time when students had approached her feeling unsure about their likelihood of post-graduate success.So when Meg Burns and other art history students get the question “what are you going to do with that?”, they can take heart in the careers of those who have been asked the question before them.If the precedent set by recent art history graduates at Notre Dame continues, they will have an answer.Tags: art history, art history majors, College of Arts and Letterslast_img read more

Peter King Slams Cruz’s ‘New York Values’ Insult: ‘Go Back Under a Rock’

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo demanded that Cruz apologize to the residents of New York before noting that such an offering from Cruz would likely be unwelcomed.“Not that I believe they need it or they want it,” Cuomo said on NY1.Cruz’s opponents labeled him a hypocrite, pointing to his indulgence for “New York money.”“I’m sure he’s going to return all of the money, I’m always open to give him an education on what New York values are all about,” said Cuomo.This is the same Cruz who voted against a Sandy relief bill in the wake of the devastating superstorm that slammed the region in 2012. Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) can talk all he wants about carpet bombing areas controlled by ISIS, civilian casualties be dammed, without drawing a broad rebuke, but condemning the values of New York is apparently off limits.As Cruz has ascended in the polls, so has his rhetoric against chief rival Donald Trump. Caught in the middle of their childlike spat is New York, or more accurately, the state’s system of “values”—whatever that means.New Yorkers have taken to social media to defend the Big Apple and the Empire State, even reviving the decades-old fabricated beef between Biggie Smalls and Tupac. Cruz, the latest victim of Trump’s birther movement, has also drawn the ire of lawmakers across the state, including Long Island’s most outspoken Congressman.Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who has previously railed against the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, lambasted the Texas senator on Friday.“Memo to Ted Cruz: New York Values are the heroes of 9/11; the cops who fight terror; and the people you ask for campaign donations,” King said in statement through his spokesman.“Go back under a rock,” he added.Cruz’s backfiring quips began with his lashing out against Trump’s “New York values” following the billionaire’s repeated criticism about Cruz’s White House qualifications. Cruz was born in Canada, but his mother is a US citizen.During Thursday night’s GOP debate in South Carolina, Cruz said New York values are akin to being “socially liberal, pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, focused on money and the media.” That was his way of defending his unprovoked rebuke of New York.New Yorkers used Twitter to remind Cruz of their perseverance after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to defend the New York way of life. The New York Daily News, not one to back down from a challenge, produced a viral cover featuring an appalled Lady Liberty flipping the bird at Cruz and eloquently suggesting he “drop dead” and disappear north of the border.center_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Hoddle: Spurs need special player

first_img “He may want to bring in some fresh people. Whether Daniel (Levy, the chairman) is going to be up for that remains to be seen,” Hoddle told Press Association Sport. “It is very difficult nowadays. There is a lack of world class strikers and midfield players which control the game, express themselves and that is what I think they miss. They have some good players but they don’t have a special player.” And Hoddle also feels Pochettino has not been able with his current squad to play the type of pressing football which brought him so much success at Southampton. “There’s a lot of talent there and the manager will try and get best out of the talent there,” Hoddle said. “He’s tinkered with it (their style of play), I saw them at home to Everton they were very positive, at Southampton he wanted a tempo and he got it. “The personnel at Tottenham are different – they won’t press as hard. It is something they have worked on at Spurs and something they will try and improve on. “They have got to put a really good run together (to break into the top four). If you win two or three games in this league and it can turn around. The strikers have to start scoring goals, I think then the team can feed off that.” Roberto Soldado is one of the forwards Tottenham need to start firing, with the former Valencia striker, who cost Spurs £28million at the start of last season, netting just once in the league this season. “It hasn’t happened (for Soldado) yet,” Hoddle, who is coaching at QPR and working with, said. “He could move somewhere else and embarrass Tottenham and do well. “He needs confidence. A few more goals and you will see the best of him.” Glenn Hoddle feels Tottenham lack a special player and that they will struggle to make the top four unless the north London club can get one of their strikers firing. Press Associationcenter_img Tottenham currently sit 10th in the Barclays Premier League after an inconsistent start to the season which has seen Mauricio Pochettino’s side win as many games as they have lost in their first 15 matches. Hoddle, who made 377 appearances for Spurs during a 12-year stay at White Hart Lane before managing the club between 2001-03, feels a few new players could lead to a decent run of form which could see them break into the top four. last_img read more

Soccer wins twice to earn spot in Elite Eight

first_imgMcAlpine credited USC’s experience and its tough regular season schedule with the team’s ability to perform under pressure late.  “I like the intensity and effort that we gave,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said after the win over Santa Clara. “I thought we raised our level today knowing the importance of the game.”  Santa Clara had a huge header opportunity with 12 minutes remaining, but the shot went wide right and the Broncos were unable to get off any more good looks.  The Trojans will hope to have both players ready to go in the Elite Eight against No. 2 North Carolina, which has only lost once all season.  Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking scored a second goal for the Trojans in the 33rd minute, and that ended up being all they needed. Redshirt senior midfielder Natalie Jacobs assisted both of USC’s goals.  However, USC proved to be too much for them to handle as a stellar defensive outing limited Santa Clara’s scoring opportunities.   On Sunday, the Trojans handed Santa Clara its first shutout loss of the year in a physical and intense Sweet 16 battle. “I’m speechless,” Ward said after the game. “I couldn’t be more proud of this group of girls and how far we’ve made it.” The goal was the first of Ward’s collegiate career, which included three seasons with Notre Dame. She has been a vital part of the defensive rotation this season, as she has started 12 games for the Trojans, but her offense made the difference Sunday.   Graduate defender Natalie Ward scored the game-winning goal for the Trojans in the 41st minute. After a long corner was sent back toward midfield, Ward perfectly struck a long volley that put the Trojans up for good.  “We didn’t get too caught up in the energy and excitement of the game,” McAlpine said. “We stayed focused and played through the physicality.” The Broncos headed into the game with a strong regular season resume that saw them upset No. 7 UCLA and tie No. 4 BYU in double overtime.  Texas A&M only found the back of the net once in the second half even though it sent a flurry of shots at the USC defense. The Aggies put up 21 shots compared to USC’s nine, but redshirt junior goalie Kaylie Collins made seven saves — including multiple impressive stops with the game on the line toward the end of the match.  Graduate defender Natalie Ward’s first career goal made the difference in USC’s Sweet Sixteen win over Santa Clara Sunday afternoon. (Ling Luo / Daily Trojan) Although USC was able to pull out another huge playoff win, it came at a cost. Late in the second half, Hocking went down in pain and later required stitches in her knee. Redshirt junior forward Samantha Bruder, who has played 15 games this year, had to be helped off the field after a collision. “Our schedule was filled with teams that compete, and so we’re battle-tested,” McAlpine said. “We made some mistakes along the way in a handful of games, and we showed today that we learned from those.” A win against the Tar Heels would send USC to the Final Four for the first time since 2016. The game will start at 3 p.m. Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C. “I left it all out on the field today,” Ward said. “If we can bring the same intensity and mentality to every single game from here on out, we can go ahead and win this whole thing.” The No. 9-ranked USC women’s soccer team is advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament after defeating No. 22 Texas A&M 2-1 Friday and No. 20 Santa Clara 1-0 in the Sweet 16 Sunday.   After the goal, the Trojans took control of the game, dominating the time of possession and keeping the ball in Santa Clara’s half of the field. Still, USC could not find a second goal to put the game away, missing a number of close opportunities in agonizing fashion: The team hit the crossbar on three separate occasions in the second half.  Junior forward Tara McKeown returned against Texas A&M after missing two games with a knee injury to score the game’s first goal in the seventh minute. The win was especially meaningful for Ward, as it extended her college career another game. After missing her senior year at Notre Dame with an injury, Ward decided to transfer to USC as a graduate to gain a fifth year of NCAA eligibility. last_img read more