Tagged with: charity of the year corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fhoss Technology® Ltd, the designer and manufacturer of an illuminated protective clothing system, is seeking nominations of charities connected with the freight industry to be considered as its charity of the year.Andy Kimitri, executive chairman of the company, explained: “We have recently launched our revolutionary new product, which allows equipment operators to see other workers in poorly lit conditions and in the dark when there’s no other light around. We aim to back one organisation that will become our overall ‘Charity of the Year’ and we are hoping people will write in and tell us who they feel would best benefit from our support and why.”He added: “Charities can be nominated via our Facebook pages and Twitter account or people can email [email protected] The closing date for nominations is July 1, 2012.”The company says it will help the selected charity by donating products, as well as assisting with fundraising initiatives wherever possible.www.facebook.com/pages/Fhoss-Technology/146442792127626 Fhoss Technology seeks charity partner Howard Lake | 7 June 2012 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged: biden, downtown ithaca, election 2020, peter champelli, tompkins county, Trump, voting ITHACA, N.Y. –– Voting sites throughout Tompkins County saw voters flock to cast their ballots Tuesday, but in the heart of downtown Ithaca polling places had lines that moved slow and steady throughout the day.Devra Rivkin, a long-time poll site manager at Southside Community Center, said that previous years saw higher day-of turnout.“Usually during a presidential election we have an influx of voters and because of the early voting, we’ve had a very low turnout,” said Rivkin. “It’s really hard to say. Is it just people voted early or they’re just deciding not to vote?”Rivkin believes the low turnout is due to the high number of early voters in Tompkins County and throughout the nation, but is still concerned about the shift.“The only thing really is just not knowing if we’re going to get a drop in people (voting) or not,” Rivkin said.In addition to early voting, there has also been a high rate of absentee voting in Tompkins County –– approximately 11,000 people have returned absentee ballots as of Tuesday. However, as misinformation continues to spread regarding the reliability of mail-in voting, many have chosen to still cast their ballots in person.Harmony Malone, who works at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, said that she decided to vote in-person partially due to concerns about mail-in voting. Your government news is made possible with support from: “There’s something that makes it very real when you are in-person versus sending it in the mail and having the potential of it getting lost. It just feels more concrete when you’re there and actually submitting the form yourself,” Malone said.In addition to making up a smaller percentage of in-person voters on Election Day, downtown Ithaca residents were also torn in their enthusiasm for casting their ballot.Harmony Malone in particular was passionate about making her voice heard.“The intersectionality of being both a person of color, a woman, with the issues with our President, the current status of everything that’s going on in our world with the pandemic, us trying to fight for our lives and be heard and be seen and recognized and the injustices that have taken place this year. It’s absolutely necessary (to vote),” Malone said.On the other hand, voter Shariah Payne said that she is anxious for the results of the Presidential election, and doesn’t feel passionately about either candidate.“I think I’m anxious for the country as a whole because no matter what the results are, there are going to be divides. So the results won’t really change anything,” Payne said. “Personally, I don’t really see either candidate or either side more fit than the other. However, I do think one side has more care for all of the people than the other one.”Polls close at 9 p.m. tonight and initial returns for local races will begin coming in at 10 p.m. However, Tompkins County voters may not know the outcome of the local elections until mid-November as massive amounts of absentee ballots won’t begin to be counted until Nov. 10.
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On King George Island during latest Oligocene/earliest Miocene time, submarine eruptions resulted in the emplacement of a small (ca. 500 m estimated original diameter) basalt lava dome at Low Head. The dome contains a central mass of columnar rock enveloped by fractured basalt and basalt breccia. The breccia is crystalline and is a joint-block deposit (lithic orthobreccia) interpreted as an unusually thick dome carapace breccia cogenetic with the columnar rock. It was formed in situ by a combination of intense dilation, fracturing and shattering caused by natural hydrofracturing during initial dome effusion and subsequent endogenous emplacement of further basalt melt, now preserved as the columnar rock. Muddy matrix with dispersed hyaloclastite and microfossils fills fractures and diffuse patches in part of the fractured basalt and breccia lithofacies. The sparse glass-rich clasts formed by cooling-contraction granulation during interaction between chilled basalt crust and surrounding water. Together with muddy sediment, they were injected into the dome by hydrofracturing, local steam fluidisation and likely explosive bulk interaction. The basalt lava was highly crystallised and degassed prior to extrusion. Together with a low effusion temperature and rapid convective heat loss in a submarine setting, these properties significantly affected the magma rheology (increased the viscosity and shear strength) and influenced the final dome-like form of the extrusion. Conversely, high heat retention was favoured by the degassed state of the magma (minimal undercooling), a thick breccia carapace and viscous shear heating, which helped to sustain magmatic (eruption) temperatures and enhanced the mobility of the flow.
Property marketing services company Evolve is to become the new owner of online estate agency easyProperty after agreeing to buy it from eProp Services Group, owners of The Guild and Fine & Country.It is planning to turn the business into a hybrid estate agency rather than the purely online ‘passive intermediary’ model it has followed, it has told The Negotiator.“Moving home is emotional and sometimes alarming and people do want support from knowledgeable, local human beings and our licencees will be the boots on the ground,” says Evolve CEO David Brierley.Evolve will complete the purchase at the beginning of August and the deal has been facilitated with the direct financial help of easyJet founder Sir Stelio Haji-Ioannou.It includes the easyProperty brand and the tech platform and website behind it and draws a line under a difficult few years for the business at eProp, during which it has struggled to achieve profitability.Asked whether he views the deal as risky move given the current property market and the demise of other online estate agents, Brierley said “We don’t really see there being a difference between online and offline agents – in the end, we all do the same job and the only difference is that we will use modern technology to make the vendor’s life and sale easier.”He also says he will be spending money on local marketing in support of current and future licencees but will not be conducting any national marketing campaigns, as eProp Services Group did.Strategic reviewOnly two weeks ago eProp announced that it was undertaking a strategic review of the online estate agency with a view to either selling it off or closing it down.Evolve is one of the leading property marketing services in the UK and was set up 12 years ago by CEO David Brierley (pictured, above). The deal will enable the company to offer its photography, floor plans, viewings, EPCs, inventories and other services to the existing easyProperty licensees.“We are also extremely pleased to have the financial support of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou as a significant shareholder and owner of the easy family of brands, who has a very personal interest in seeing the brand succeed.”Local firstEvolve is to concentrate on helping existing easyProperty licensees grow their businesses and will focus on a ‘local first’ strategy in each area while also finding new agents to take up licences.“People move house within a pretty small radius of where they live so we want people locally to appreciate how well we can sell their home so we’re creating territories that we will then be licencing to estate agents, not existing firms but good, ambitious branch managers and senior negotiators who feel they’ve hit their glass ceiling and want to start up their own business,” says Brierley.The first regions to be tackled will be South Wales, North Wales and South Yorkshire where there are already active licensees and a strong local presence.Read Anthony Codling’s guest post on easyProperty.com.Agents interested in becoming an easyProperty franchisee should contact Brierley on 02392 200598. david brierley Sir Stelio Haji-Ioannou. evolve easyProperty.com July 31, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsPeter Burnham, NicheCom NicheCom 2nd August 2019 at 4:32 pmProbably not the way their existing customer base wanted to see them ‘Evolve’?Log in to ReplyChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 31st July 2019 at 8:13 amMessage.Platform.Environment.Three things that any agency has to address.The message has to win the hearts and minds of a sceptical public who view agents as a commodity. If that message is no different to every other agency, there’s a problem.Local community is perfect for the vast majority of agents, but there is always insufficient engagement to create loyalty. Agencies need to create their own platform and attract an audience that likes what they have to say. Blogs, podcasts and self-hosted videos are under utilised.The market is what it is. So it’s important to have better clients. To have clients that are happy to pay you what you’re worth. Clients that will spread the word.Vendors don’t choose your service. They’re choosing your character.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » easyProperty.com to ‘go hybrid’ after being sold to marketing firm previous nextProptecheasyProperty.com to ‘go hybrid’ after being sold to marketing firmProperty marketing services company tells The Negotiator it plans to turn the country ‘orange’ region by region following help from Stelios.Nigel Lewis31st July 20192 Comments1,811 Views
Today, 311 and Dirty Heads have announced their plans for a 2019 co-headlining tour. The Interrupters, Dreamers, and Bikini Trill will serve as support in select cities. The reggae-centric tour will begin on July 2nd in Huber Heights, OH and hit amphitheaters nationwide throughout the months of July and August before wrapping up on August 20th in Salt Lake City, UT.A ticket pre-sale period will begin on Tuesday, March 19th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 22nd. You can see below for a full list of upcoming dates. For more information, head to the Dirty Heads website here or the 311 website here.Dirty Heads, 311 Summer Tour7/02 | Huber Heights, OH | Rose Music Center7/05 | Clarkson, MI | DTE Energy Music Theatre7/06 | Tinley Park, IL | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre7/07 | Duluth, MN | Bayfront Festival Park7/10 | Bonner Springs, KS | Providence Medical Center Amphitheater7/12 | Noblesville, IN | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/13 | Burgettstown, PA | KeyBank Pavilion7/14 | Hartford, CT | Xfinity Theatre7/18 | Mansfield, MA | Xfinity Center7/20 | Darien Lake, NY | Darien Lake Amphitheatre7/23 | Gilford, NH | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion7/24 | Holmdel, NJ | PNC Bank Arts Center7/26 | Wantagh, NY | Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater7/27 | Columbia, MD | Merriweather Post Pavilion7/28 | Raleigh, NC | Coastal Credit Union Music Park7/30 | Atlanta, GA | Cadence Bank Amphitheatre7/31 | Charleston, SC | Volvo Car Stadium8/02 | West Palm Beach, FL | Coral Sky Amphitheatre8/03 | Tampa, FL | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre8/04 | Jacksonville, FL | Daily’s Place8/06 | Houston, TX | White Oak Music Hall Lawn8/07 | Austin, TX | Austin360 Amphitheatre8/08 | Dallas, TX | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory8/11 | Chula Vista, CA | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre8/16 | Sacramento, CA | Papa Murphy’s Park8/17 | Portland, OR | Veterans Memorial Coliseum8/18 | Auburn, WA | White River Amphitheatre8/20 | Salt Lake City, UT | USANA AmphitheatreView Tour Dates
Kennedy School’s Hunt sees model for the rest of the world That pain is being passed on. Now living in the U.S., Nkurunziza has a 5-year-old daughter whose school regularly hosts a grandparents’ breakfast. But neither Nkurunziza nor her husband have living parents, because of the genocide, so her daughter has no one to take. “She’s 5, there was no way I can make her understand,” said Nkurunziza. “After 25 years,” she explained, the tragedy “is transitioning to another generation.”“I’ve realized how much the world needs to know what happened in Rwanda,” said Umunyana. “We are fragile, but it doesn’t make us weak.” Related Women rising, because they have to A quarter-century after the genocide in which ethnic Hutu extremists killed as many as a million minority Tutsis in approximately 100 days, Rwanda is a country reborn. How that happened is a story of resilience — and of the unexpected benefits that can come from unimaginable tragedy. It is also, as a panel at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum explored on Tuesday evening, a story of the women of Rwanda.“How Women Saved Rwanda,” co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program, and the Center for Public Leadership, brought four female survivors of the Rwandan genocide to the Institute of Politics yesterday. After Samantha Lakin, a Ph.D. candidate at Clark University who has worked in Rwanda since 2013, provided a basic history of the tragedy, the survivors took over, explaining the remarkable rebirth of their country of origin and the scars that remain.“We had our darkest moment 25 years ago but together we rose back up and moved forward,” said Yvonne Umugwaneza, a mental health and community and social work advocate. Today, as she and her colleagues explained, Rwanda has re-created itself as a country moving toward gender equality.“Our country is really remarkable,” said Providence Nkurunziza, who counsels orphans and widows affected by HIV. “This is something we are proud of,” she added, noting the often inaccurate public perception of contemporary Rwanda as being in crisis. “And we have to raise awareness of that too.”The origins of this remaking lie in the genocide itself. As Umugwaneza explained, more men than women were killed in 1994. Although women were also slaughtered and brutalized, “We had many more women who survived than men, so these women worked together for the country,” she said.Almost by default, added Marie Carine Boggis, a higher education advocate and public speaker, “Rwanda went from being a traditional society to having women take over leadership roles.”This progress has grown on itself, creating a cultural shift. Women “tend to want to be what’s missing. We tend to fill the role that’s empty in our lives,” said Boggis, citing the preponderance of women-led families, as well as cases of young women who took on the role of mothers for even-younger orphans, creating new kinds of families and social supports. “Children who grew up that way realized a woman can do anything,” said Dydine Umunyana, a motivational speaker and the author of “Embracing Survival.” “It created that strength in young girls. We kind of learned from that tragedy.”,The shift can be seen in the post-genocide constitution. Although this document, which was adopted in 2003, has been criticized for possibly enabling one-party rule (a point brought up by an audience member), it not only condemned the genocide but also mandated that any government organization, including parliament, had to be made up of at least 30 percent women. However, progress toward equality did not end there.“Women voted for women,” said moderator Ambassador Swanee Hunt, founder of the Women and Public Policy Program and Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School. She cited “a massive push from the bottom” with as many as 15,000 village councils made up of women. She also noted how the women in parliament made room for others: Although 30 percent of seats are specifically set aside for women, she explained, “a significant number of those 30 percent said, ‘I have great name recognition — I’m going to give up my seat for one of my sisters who is not as accomplished and run against the man.’” The result is a parliament that is now 64 percent female, resulting in major changes in gender-based violence protections and inheritance laws, which had previously excluded women.The progress does not mean the loss is forgotten, however, and each panelist shared how difficult it can be to move forward.Boggis, who came to the U.S. at 17, initially sought to leave the tragedy behind for college and a new life. “It was not until the Save Darfur movement was getting started that I realized I had to speak up,” she recalled, citing campus activism during her undergraduate years at the University of New Hampshire, where she is currently a senior director of admissions at the law school. “Because if I didn’t, who else would?”Umugwaneza described how her mother would repeatedly return to the site of her ruined home, a return her only surviving child did not understand until her mother finally located two orphaned relatives — one, a boy of 9 living on the street. “I was her only child, but she didn’t rest until she found something she could hold onto from her family,” said Umugwaneza. “She kept reminding me that I was responsible for them. I think she had found something to live for.” Swanee Hunt, former U.S. envoy, says more women are taking political office to wage peace Rwanda’s women as leaders, not victims
A recent visitor to Dell’s main campus just outside Austin, Texas turned several heads.She was a face very familiar to Dell team members, although most had never met her in person. Dressed in her typically bold style – a brightly patterned suit – team members peeked out of their desks to meet her as she walked the halls of Dell’s headquarters.Rakia Reynolds is the face of Dell for Small Business appearing in print, video, and digital ads. She was even featured in this Dell for Small Business billboard in Brooklyn, New York (below).But Reynolds isn’t a professional model. She’s president and founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia public relations agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle, technology and fashion clients. And, she’s a real Dell customer.“We are living in a mobile economy and my laptop is my office,” Reynolds says. “When I got the XPS 13, I was impressed because it had this sleekness to it and I loved the touch screen, it was lightweight and I can go an entire day without having to plug in.” </p><p>Taking advantage of technology is number 10 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 23 common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, and Reynolds says technology inspires her to look at things totally different.Reynolds’ visit to Dell focused, among other things, on an exciting part of Dell’s partnership with the successful businesswoman – supporting entrepreneurs.Reynolds has been a long-time advocate of women and minority owned entrepreneurs, most recently signing on as a judge on new TV series, Queen Boss.In addition to her work as the face of Dell for Small Business, Reynolds has been involved with Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) for many years and has participated in a number of events and activations in support of the mission of empowering women entrepreneurs.Pictured: Erik Day, VP Small Business Sales and Rakia Reynolds, CEO, Skai Blue Media& Face of Dell for Small BusinessReynolds’ day at Dell yielded new opportunities for a continued partnership. She agreed to and subsequently spoke on a Small Business Panel powered by Microsoft and Dell that addressed government policies and how small businesses can grow and thrive under the new administration.When asked by the Young Entrepreneur Council’s “Business Collective” about the best advice she received that helped shape her as an entrepreneur, however, she said it was actually discouragement that drives her.“My mother once told me, ‘Rakia, you can’t be on every ship that sails!’ And while some people would agree with this ‘you can’t have it all’ sentiment, I’ve made it my mission to prove her wrong. I absolutely love my mother, but I want to be living proof that you can do everything you put your mind to,” she told them.Ultimately, however, success to Reynolds is running a company where she gets to have an impact on the world, and we’re excited to provide her the technology solutions she needs to do just that.
The Election Committee of Judicial Council announced in a press release early Tuesday it is issuing a sanction to the Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket in response to multiple violations of the Judicial Council’s election regulations.The Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket is required to “cease all campaigning activity indefinitely” for the rest of its time in the election cycle, the release said. This includes, but is not limited to, the run-off election period and debate.The group determined juniors Michael Dugan and Ricardo Pozas Garza, candidates for student body president and vice president, respectively, violated Section 17.1(h) of the student body constitution, which reads: “Candidates may not be involved in or instruct others to engage in any unethical behavior as detailed in 17.1(i).”The committee also said the Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket violated Section 17.1(i) of the student body constitution, which states: “Candidates are expected to behave ethically at all times. Unethical behavior will be penalized by the Election Committee of Judicial Council.” Examples of such behavior include “covering or defaming other candidates’ posters, insulting or defaming other candidates and harassment or misconduct toward any election officials.”Tags: dugan-pozas garza ticket, Judicial Council, student government elections 2020
On next “Gardening in Georgia” (May 30 and June 2 on Georgia Public Television), host Walter Reeves will demonstrate how you can change French hydrangea blooms’ color with simple adjustments in the soil chemistry.Reeves will show, too, how to attract hummingbirds to your garden by placing feeders in your landscape. Four guests will also add greatly to this week’s show: Walter Reeves Wayne McLaurin discusses the best sweet potato varieties to plant in Georgia gardens. He’s a horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Jim Midcap, also a CAES horticulturist, describes Mt. Airy fothergilla. This colorful landscape plant was a 1994 Georgia Gold Medal Winner.Nina Eckberg is a Cobb County agent with the UGA Extension Service. She tells about the life cycle of the lady beetle, one of the more famous beneficial insects.And Jerry Robinson gives his keys to success in planting a bed of summer annuals. Robinson is a Master Gardener and a manager at the Georgia Experiment Station Research & Education Garden in Griffin, Ga. UGA CAES File Photo Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the CAES and GPTV specifically for gardeners in Georgia. It airs each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.