Blackstone’s Guide to the Charities Act 2006 (Blackstone’s Guide)

first_imgBlackstone’s Guide to the Charities Act 2006 (Blackstone’s Guide) Howard Lake | 11 November 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 22 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Law / policy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Partnership: Reduced terms for AC Milan continuing with Emirates

first_img Having not featured in the Uefa Champions League since 2014, Milan are being forced to watch on whilst the likes of French top-tier side Olympique Lyonnais have become more commercially attractive. Lyon recently signed a deal with Emirates beginning at the start of the 2020/21 season, worth a reported €20 million (US$20.7 million) per year, plus bonuses. Read Also:Buffon confident he can still make difference as Juventus draw with AC Milan The future of the Italian club’s San Siro stadium could well have impacted the value of the contract. According to local reports, discussions with Emirates included the possibility of naming rights for Milan’s new stadium but with uncertainty surrounding the project those talks have a limited scope. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way The club’s current deal, worth €14 million (US$15.2 million) a year, plus bonuses, is expiring in June. The new deal is reportedly closer to the €10 million (US$10.8 million) mark, plus bonuses.Advertisement AC Milan are set to extend their principal partnership with Dubai-based airline Emirates, but the Serie A club’s recent fortunes will see them have to accept reduced terms, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Loading… last_img read more

Annual St Patrick’s Day cycle races taking place in Carrick on Suir today

first_imgThere are three separate races, covering the various categories, on a new circuit, which takes in the townland of none other than Sean Kelly, from the start/finish line at Crehana via Mahon Bridge and Kilmacthomas village.The Bobby Power Memorial for A1s & A2s covers three laps (124k) starting at 11am,the A3’s compete for the Tommy Sheehan Memorial will cover two laps (83k), starting at 11.05 while the Landy Cup for A4s takes in two laps (83k) starting at 11.10.last_img

Here’s how to make your own Kobe Bryant bobblehead, desktop doll

first_imgMaybe you can’t stand the thought of Kobe Bryant retiring.Well, it’s in the process of happening, but if you want to keep him around (metaphorically, of course), you can make one of your very own.Rookie Kobe or current Kobe? That’s your call. We have both.Click here to find out how. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Mahaicony rice farmers facing challenges

first_imgBY SHEMUEL FANFAIRWith the collapse of the lucrative PetroCaribe (rice for oil) Venezuela deal last year, the challenges faced within the rice industry have been significant. With this in mind, farmers have reiterated calls for the deal to return as it would likely increase their earnings in price per bag of paddy.Women suffering as a result of the rice crisisOn Thursday, rice farmers of Branch Road, Mahaicony, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) told Guyana Times that for the past few crops, they have not been able to achieve any substantial profits from the industry. Astraf and his wife, Shamila Ally said that they lost “a lot” since the deal was abruptly ended.Rice farmers Shamila Ally, Shrawan Kumar, Deonarine Sesnarine, Astraf Ally“We bust a lot from that and the [miller] owe we a lot. For 2014, we didn’t get paid… then we get to turn over lil bit and we tek loan,” Mrs Ally explained. She also stated that while some payments have been paid by rice mills in the area, they still owed we.”Her husband pointed out that it was because of his financial woes that his wife was forced to help in his operations. He stated further that he cannot afford to employ other workmen.Another farmer, Deonarine Sasenarine said he would usually plant 150 acres but will not plant any for the upcoming crop because of the low prices in the industry.At present, rice farmers are receiving between $1800 and $2000 per bag of paddy and many have said that this is not profitable.Meanwhile, Kevil Vox, who has planted rice for over 30 years, called on Government to provide assistance for fertiliser and seed paddy. It was explained that the dry weather patterns damaged much of the acreage which would hamper the ability for farmers to obtain seed paddy to go in the next crop.To this end, many farmers said that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder should meet with them to address their concerns.Meanwhile, the family members of some farmers also told this publication that Government subsidies on fertilisers and equipment are necessary for their survival.“We need a better price, we need some help to go back into the field, because right now it very hard on farmers, right now the millers owe we a set of money and we can’t go back into the field,” noted Tajwantie Ramotar.She also noted that children are being affected.“It affect de children dem very bad because [they can’t go to school] and you need money to send them…[they] got exam to write and you got to get money to buy the text books,” Ramotar further explained.“We need the President to look into this, right now we nah get no proper price – $2000 a bag of paddy can’t pay, you got to pay operator, and [workers] to fetch your paddy,” noted Feroza Hussein.“We need some help to go back into the field and we need we money to…” was the call they echoed to Agriculture Minister Noel Holder.“Rice farmer ah feed this country and they supposed to stand up for [us]… we need help man, this can’t work out,” another woman shouted.In a recent presentation to the National Assembly, shadow Finance Minister Irfaan Ali called for the removal of taxes and duties on fuel for the industry, and the removal of all taxes and duties on machinery, equipment and spares.Though the PetroCaribe deal was due for expiration in November of 2015, Venezuela axed the rice deal months before the official due date. However, Government had said in March that the Spanish-speaking nation may still be purchasing Guyana’s rice, but through neighbouring Suriname.The PetroCaribe deal was sealed by then President Bharrat Jagdeo and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Under this deal, Guyana was required to pay upfront a percentage of the cost of fuel acquired from Venezuela, with the balance, which was placed in the PetroCaribe Fund at the Bank of Guyana, being treated as a loan repayable over 23 years, with a two-year grace period and two per cent interest. – renew call for subsidies, Govt assistance… “We need some help to go back into the field” – rice farmerslast_img read more

Penalties suspended until next week – Harmon

first_imgParking meter burden… adjusted fee will not ease burden on citizens – JagdeoThe controversial Parking Meter Project has been partially suspended until next week when a new fee structure will be announced. This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who announced on Friday that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) agreed to suspend the punitive aspect of the project to pave the way for wider consultations with all stakeholders on the Parking Meter Project. “The City Council has taken certain steps; one of the first steps they have taken was to basically suspend the punitive aspects of the paid parking project… they indicated that it is going to be suspended and they will engage with stakeholders to see how best the programme can be adjusted,” he explained.According to Harmon, this decision was arrived at following the engagement with members of Central Government, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, and Town Clerk Royston King, on Wednesday evening at State House.He said the City Council is now charged with the mandate to have consultations with the public and then arrive at a solution satisfying to all parties involved.“What we want is an outcome that is acceptable to both sides,” the Minister of State stated.Minister Harmon explained that it is not in the interest of Central Government to intervene in the business of the City Council, but it became necessary in this situation because of the strategic importance of Georgetown.Fee adjustmentKit Nascimento, the Smart City Solutions (SCS) Public Relations Officer, explained to Guyana Times that the current fee structure will be adjusted, following an emergency meeting with President David Granger, which came on the heels of immense public outcry and two mass protests outside City Hall.“The company and the M&CC have agreed that there would be a new rate structure that will be put forward in respect of the metered parking project,” he stated.Nascimento said the announcement of the new structure will be made sometime next week and until then, there will be a suspension of the project.“…until such time as the new rate structure is announced, there will be a moratorium in respect of immobilisation enforcement activities,” he explained.This means the clamping of vehicles and charging of fines will not be enforced until the announcement is made.The adjustments would also include changes in the fines for the various violations.Nascimento also disclosed that in addition to changes in the fee structure, there will be changes in the overall project.Presently, motorists are required to pay $50 plus Value Added Tax (VAT) at 14 per cent for every 15 minutes. However, many consumers have complained that the company is charging VAT at 16 per cent.Additionally, the prepaid cards were structured in such a way that monies are wasted with every purchase.A parking meter card for the maximum parking time of two hours costs $580, but the value of the card is only $500. Parking for two hours at the rate of $15 plus VAT for every 15 minutes, it will amount to $464. Therefore, the balance will be $36, which cannot be used to pay for the minimum parking time, nor can it be transferred. The $36 will be wasted and the same pattern persists with any of the cards purchased.Additionally, if an individual fails to pay for parking in a metered zone, his/her vehicle will be clamped and they will have up to two hours to pay a release fine of $8000 plus VAT. If the individual attempts to remove the clamp, a fine of $100,000 will be charged, or the person could spend up to three months in prison.After two hours of being immobilised, the vehicle would be towed and this would attract a fee of $12,000.But if the individual’s vehicle is damaged in that process, the parking meter company’s staff would not be liable, nor will the individual be compensated.ScrappingMeanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in a statement on Friday insisted that a reduction of the rates will be merely palliative and does not address the transparency issues, nor does it ease the burden on citizens who are already overwhelmed with excessive increases in almost “200 new taxes, fees and VATable items” in less than two years of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government.Jagdeo also noted that the “duplicitous positions and complicit role” of Granger’s Government on this matter.“They started out by disowning the project, claiming local government autonomy, but Minister Bulkan has signed By-laws into effect. The Government sought to mislead and deceive Guyanese by claiming Cabinet and the Attorney General had not approved the By-laws. If that is true, then the President should sanction Minister Bulkan. However, there is grave suspicion about this being a concoction to obfuscate the matter. Nevertheless, it is important to note that the Parking Meter Project could not have been implemented without the signing of those By-laws,” he stated.The Opposition Leader said another “duplicitous action” is when President Granger convened a meeting to persuade the M&CC to reduce the parking meter rates, having claimed earlier he was not interfering in local government matters.“From all indications, the Granger Government supported this project from its inception and throughout, while the APNU/AFC-dominated Georgetown Mayor and City Council was emboldened by the support,” Jagdeo stated.In light of the foregoing, the Opposition Leader said he remains supportive of the civil society protest, and that nothing short of scrapping the Parking Meter Project will suffice.last_img read more

Geocacher Finds a Veteran’s Lost Dog Tags – 25 Years Later

first_img SharePrint RelatedItchy, Scratchy, & Rashy – Bad Things Come in Threes…May 17, 2015In “Community”It’s Time for Tick TalkMarch 31, 2015In “Community”Extreme Geocaching in Pictures (and Video)April 29, 2013In “Community” “Stranger still is what I found on my way into the location. I found hanging from a tree an authentic set of military dog tags.”– Kelley PiekarekFound while searching for “1415 Challenge” outside Ann Arbor, MichiganKelley Piekarek geocached in the northern U.S. state of Michigan in the ice cold of winter. That’s an act of bravery that might warrant its own story. But on January 6, Kelley came out of the snowy woods around Ann Arbor with more than a geocache find. As she tromped to the location of the hidden geocache container, she caught the flash of metal in a low tree. Kelley thought it might be a Geocaching game piece called a Travel BugⓇ. The game pieces resemble dog tags. But she soon recognized them as a weathered pair of real military dog tags.“It honestly looked like the small tree had grown up through the chain, it was that twisted in.” Kelley said.Kelley in JanuaryHolding those dog tags in her hands, she made a decision. She’d find their owner, Raymond Morin. Kelley said, “First I contacted the Armory at the recommendation of a fellow Geocacher on Facebook. They were only able to tell me he was not dead.” Kelley kept asking questions. She placed a call Veteran’s Affairs. They were unable to help. A Wisconsin lead fizzled. Facebook didn’t lead anywhere.Then, Kelley got a break, “I searched the online White Pages and found a person of this name lived in a town nearby. I called the number and spoke to Henry Morin, Raymond’s dad and he told me that yes, his son was in the military and his penchant for wandering in the woods.”Raymond’s lost dog tagsRaymond’s parents said he’s lived in a group home for the past twelve years. They met at the home. Almost as soon as Kelley walked in the door she was able to place the dog tags into Raymond’s hands.She said the search to find Raymond mirrored geocaching, “It was really an uplifting experience. This whole thing has been a lot like a puzzle cache-but in reverse-where I found the cache and then had to find the owner, following few clues. He and his parents were very gracious and appreciative.”Look at these three pictures, as the exchange happened. Kelley meets RaymondGrateful hugs are exchangedSelfie with dog tags“…they believe he lost the tags about 25 years ago.”They discovered the tags were lost for more than two decades. Kelley said, “They discussed it and they believe he lost the tags about 25 years ago. He remembers setting them down when he was walking in the woods when he first was getting sick but could not find them again. Apparently he lived only a mile or so away from where I found the tags.”And Kelley was ready to act when she found those tags. Being an everyday hero has been part of her life.I-AM-THAT-HEROEach geocacher chooses a username. Kelley chose her’s when she started geocaching in 2006. She wanted that name to inspire her young children, to teach them an important lesson. That lesson she says, “Live your life as an example to others of ‘a good person.’ Someone who loves others and respects themselves, does good for the community and asks nothing in return. Thinks of others first and encourages learning in all its aspects.”Kelley’s Geocaching username name is I-AM-THAT-HERO. Kelley says, “I believe kids need to see more ordinary hero’s So ‘I am that hero’ to my kids.”And now she’s that quiet hero to a veteran, his family and so many more.Raymond was honorably discharged from the military in 1984Raymond wearing his dog tagsShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Process, Best-of-Breed Software and Feature Creep

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Trends Today, enterprise social software vendors are in a position of having to both differentiate products in a crowded market and make the business case for social in the enterprise. “Process” has become a mantra for companies trying to make the case for a particular solution, and innovation management software is not immune from this tendency.This week Spigit, a leading innovation management vendor, announced its new product SpigitFusion. SpigitFusion emphasizes decision making and – you guessed it – process.Last November, another leading innovation management vendor, BrightIdea, made a similar case when it launched its Innovation Suite.We could debate the seemingly Orwellian nature of the concept of “putting process around ideas,” but I think process is a good thing. Innovation can’t be forced, but what you do with ideas once you have them is important. Making sure the right people find the right ideas is critical, as is deciding what to do with them and how to act on them. SpigitFusion and BrightIdea Innovation Suite are logical progressions of innovation management.What’s interesting here is that the process is necessitating a slight expansion of scope for these products. We’re pretty sympathetic to the concept of best-of-breed solutions over Swiss Army Knife-style application suites. But there’s something to be said for the suite, namely the integration between applications. It’s a problem we come back to often. Idea management is a great, well, idea. But to be useful it must integrate with other systems, such as project management and knowledge management.Fortunately, the enterprise app store model may be able to bring best-of-breed solutions to suites. That would give customers the best of both worlds. But only if those best-of-breed apps have good ways to communicate with one another.“Do one thing and do it well” is a good motto, but it’s not always clear where that “one thing” ends. Take another example: enterprise question and answer software. Companies like MindQuilt and Opzi are offering solutions. But doesn’t it make sense for these to be tightly integrated with both microblogging and idea management? It might make sense to have three different applications for blogging, wikis and project management if each one is well integrated through an underlying platform. But does it make sense to have three different products for microblogging, idea management and questions?Socialcast, which has been focused on being a best of breed microblogging solution, announced this week that it’s adding a question and answer service. It makes a lot of sense for the company, which has been very focused on creating business value, to add this as a variation of its existing service.But where does reasonable enhancement end and feature creep begin?Photo by Bart Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img klint finley Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Apple & Lenovo: A Tale of Two Companies

first_imgRelated Posts One company started in a garage. The other started in a guard shack in China with $25,000, according to The Economist.The first company took “Computer” out of its name on January 9, 2007. The other is now the leading seller of PCs in the world, by some measures at least.Who Owns The Computer Market?We all know that Apple is still a money machine – and the best in the world at it. But observers like Dan Frommer are now predicting that “Mac shipments… seem to have peaked for good.” That is a stinging comment.Lenovo, meanwhile, might be the best in the world at making computers – at least the desktop and laptop versions.So where will these two behemoths end up over the next few years? Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Opposing ApproachesTom Peters’ seminal book, In Search of Excellence, listed eight themes that defined the success of the corporations. One rule was “Stick to the knitting – stay with the business that you know.”Apple might have rewritten that rule. While there have been questions about the research behind Peters’ book, there are few about Apple’s success through creating and mastering new lines of business. The iPod, iPhone and iPad are powerful examples of how a company can define its own future by strking out in new directions.Still, it is very interesting to speculate on which company’s strategy will win in the end. The question draws me back to my days at Apple – when I watched the company set off in the directions that now define it.What might surprise some people is that the decisions that Apple made were often not conscious ones. They sometimes just happened in Apple’s unique corporate culture.I have described trying to manage at Apple as trying to herd a bunch of cats over a wall with a pitchfork. To complete the image, there was one person whose voice would send the all the cats over the wall instantly. That person, of course, was the late Steve Jobs.Different Paths To Different PlacesLet me try to shed a little light on why Apple and Lenovo are fundamentally different.The first difference is Lenovo’s strategy of making sure there is place to buy one of its computer very close to where the consumers are. Even in an emerging market like China, Lenovo’s goal is to be within 30 miles of every consumer.Apple, meanwhile, got to what I like to call its “metropolitan strategy” through a combination of missteps and vision.In the early ’90s, Apple wanted to strengthen its sales presence in the K-12 education market. Instead of hiring more people, it chose to strengthen the agent model by reducing the number of resellers who could be educations agents. As a manager in Apple’s Education division, I had to make some very difficult calls to small rural dealerships and tell them Apple was changing their contract so that they could no longer sell to education customers. For some of these small resellers, losing Apple’s education business was a death knell.That was a misstep.The vision part came in when Apple figured out that its now-weakened resellers would never do as good a job as Apple-branded stores could. That was the genesis of the fabulously successful Apple Stores.Not everything has changed. Apple has a history of disappointing its partners. Former and current Apple resellers have endless stories of Apple not letting them sell iPods to predatory specials at Apple Stores to chronic availability problems on hot products.For its part, Lenovo has exclusive resellers in China and exclusive territories in India. Both setups are very different than the retail situation in the United States – but they’ve played a big part in Lenovo’s growth and are now actually targets for Apple.The Business MarketAnother huge difference is Lenovo’s focus on corporate PC sales. Lenovo has doubled its success in that market, according to The Economist.At one point, I actually led Apple’s most successful enterprise sales team. We tripled Apple’s sales into arguably the most Windows-centric market in the world, the United States government. But our tiny team were fish swimming against the tide in a company rapidly transforming itself into a consumer powerhouse.Price MattersHere’s one final point. Apple has come to believe it cannot make anything worthy of the Apple brand at a low price point. Lenovo believes it can deliver quality and still serve customers looking for a good deal.If they are both right, that’s a big win for Lenovo. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#Apple#China#Lenovo#manufacturing#PCs david sobottalast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl ready to sell in January

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl ready to sell in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is ready to sell in January.With the January transfer window set to open next week, Hasenhuttl will have his first opportunity to make a mark on his squad.The 51-year-old, who remained tight lipped about possible departures, was unconcerned about upsetting first-team players.“It’s not about being happy, it’s about being successful. At the moment the only goal is to be successful,” he said.“I can’t take a view of the future of every player.“For me it’s important to build something up and to bring the squad back in a successful period.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more