AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 18 September 2006 | News HRH the Duchess of Cornwall has become Royal Patron for the homelessness charity Emmaus in the UK.Emmaus offers homeless men and women a home and work within a supportive community environment. Residents sign off unemployment benefits and work full-time at the business of the Community, collecting, refurbishing and selling donated furniture and household goods. Each Community aims to be financially self-sufficient through this work.Terry Waite, President of Emmaus in the UK said today: “We are so pleased to be able to welcome The Duchess of Cornwall into the family of Emmaus. Her contribution will be of tremendous benefit to this charity which is working so creatively with homeless people.”www.emmaus.org.uk Duchess of Cornwall becomes Patron of Emmaus 41 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Volunteering
Image by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that summer school throughout the state will be conducted through distance learning this year. Cuomo says meal programs and child care services for essential employees will continue. In addition, Cuomo says it’s too early to make a determination for schools for the fall semester.The Governor, however, says New York State will issue guidelines in June for schools and colleges to plan ahead. Plans are to be submitted for approval to the state in July. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Jarrod Wallace, and partner Courtney Thorpe, announced on Instagram that they had bought their first home.JARROD Wallace has almost two weeks before he returns from suspension to the NRL with the Gold Coast Titans, but he has been making good use of his time away from the field.Wallace, and partner Courtney Thorpe, announced on Instagram last night that they had bought their first home and are looking forward to renovating it. Jarrod Wallace and Courtney Thorpe have bought their first house.“I am absolutely over the moon to say that we have bought our very own house together,” Thorpe, who was crowned Miss World Australia 2014, wrote.“We are renovating this baby and have wasted no time getting started — four days after we got the keys actually.“Get ready for a whole lot of renovating snaps.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt’s understood the pair bought on the Gold Coast.Friends, fans and family jumped online to congratulate the duo.One Insta-friend asked if there was a room free for him, and Thorpe replied: “You can even choose between the “pink ballerina” or the “purple mermaid” rooms.” Jarrod Wallace and Courtney Thorpe have bought their first house on the Gold Coast.Nrl.com.au have reported that Wallace’s Titans’ team mate Jai Arrow helped him move into the home.“Last Friday and Saturday he helped me move house and we were sitting in the truck outside our new place talking footy and I said ‘to tell you the truth, the biggest disappointment is not being there to lace up the boots with you in your debut game’,” he told the website in a preview to last weekend’s season opener. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTitans stars go toe-to-toe in boxing00:41 Wallace watched the match from the sideline, with his team mates digging deep to secure a 30-28 win over the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Stadium.The Queensland Origin player received a three-game ban for a shoulder charge on Bulldogs half Moses Mbye in Round 25 last season.He will be unavailable to play the Warriors this Saturday at Mt Smart Stadium, but should be ready to return for the round three match-up against St George-Illawarra Dragons.
Members will receive not only the mandatory, uniform pensions statement that cites gross yearly income but also an overview of net monthly income in real terms.Winkels, however, pointed out that the amounts given would be estimates that could fluctuate.“But at least it will allow people to compare apples with apples,” he said.The Towers Watson PPI will be the tenth on the Dutch market. The others operate solely in the Netherlands, although Nationale Nederlanden and Robeco have expressed a desire to expand cross-border.The same is true for Towers Watson.“We have the ambition to spread our wings outside the Netherlands,” Winkels said.The first product offering is to arrive by 2015 at the earliest.Winkels said Towers Watson would need to explore further in which countries a PPI would have value.“There are more possibilities to create economies of scale,” he said.Towers Watson had to await regulatory approval for its PPI application for more than nine months, as the regulator wanted guarantees the consultancy “wouldn’t pull the plug after one or two years”, Winkels said. Dutch regulators De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and the Financial Markets Authority (AFM) have approved a request for a licence to operate a PPI, a Dutch pensions vehicle for defined contribution (DC) schemes, from Towers Watson.Ton Winkels, director at Towers Watson Pension Services, said the PPI would operate independently from the consultancy. Towers Watson is to work together with Dutch pensions provider Syntrus Achmea on administration and asset management, elipsLife on insurance, State Street Global Advisors on asset management and Financial Life Support on financial planning.In its proposition, the consultancy said it would focus on providing on insight on retirement income.
10 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Share HealthLifestyle Cancer fear and denial ‘is killing thousands’ by: – March 6, 2012 Thousands of people in the UK are dying unnecessarily because they are too scared to mention early symptoms of cancer to their doctor, say experts. A survey of 2,000 for Cancer Research UK suggests 40% might delay getting symptoms checked out because they are worried what the doctor might find.Delaying diagnosis can lead to poorer outcomesYet early diagnosis is key to treating cancer successfully. Data suggest that if Great Britain matched Europe’s best cancer survival rate 11,500 deaths could be avoided. Prof Peter Johnson of Cancer Research UK said: “Our report highlights just how much more we have to do to raise awareness about the early signs of cancer.“If patients are diagnosed when the cancer is still in its early stages before it has had a chance to spread to other parts of the body it is more likely that treatment will be successful. That is why it is so important for people to be aware of things that might be early signs of cancer.”The poll findings suggest a quarter of patients might delay seeing their GP with symptoms because they fear they could be wasting their doctor’s time.And many do not recognise which symptoms may suggest cancer. More than three-quarters of people asked to list possible warning signs and symptoms of cancer failed to mention pain, coughing or problems with bowels or bladder.And more than two-thirds also failed to list bleeding.Prof Johnson said: “Of course we are all frightened of hearing that we may have cancer. But people need to know that catching the disease early gives them much better odds of surviving it. “The best precaution anyone can take is to be on the lookout for any changes in their bodies that seem unusual for them and to get them checked by a doctor.“We know that in many cases these things won’t turn out to be cancer. But don’t take the gamble of missing out on early diagnosis.” Cancer Research UK has teamed up with Tesco to raise £10m to fund 32 early diagnosis research projects across the UK. Cancer Research UK leaflets on early signs of cancer will be on display at the store’s checkouts.By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC News
“I saw that the potential for [augmented reality] to fundamentally change live music is a really potent opportunity,” Lindsay said. “One that was inevitably going to take place which, for me, was very exciting.” Creative director Cam Lindsay, a senior in the Iovine and Young Academy, said the game will be like a combination of “Guitar Hero” and “Dance Dance Revolution.” “Everything we are doing here is all about the magic that happens in a live music setting ,where you’re on the same page with everyone around you about the experience you’re having and the incredible stuff that can only happen from being at that space at that time with the people that are there,” Fishman said. According to Concerts Committee co-director Kira Stiers, the committee has previously tried to implement VR at Springfest. Stiers said that in the past, vendors were either not interested in the live-music experience, or the committee was unable to afford it. Lindsay said acquiring funding for the project was a challenge when they first began attempting to implement it. The headsets for the installation cost nearly $3,000. The team needs four headsets for the installation along with several projectors, large architectural installations and a team to assemble the entire experience. To cover this cost while also hosting the most optimized experience, the team is launching a crowdfunding effort Tuesday. “We’re working with a large team … our job is to provide a platform and a space and an environment for these creative individuals to come together and do their best work,” Fishman said. “At the same time, we need to ensure creative vision over the entire thing and make sure each team is working together and communicating and that there is a unified design aesthetic between everything.” Augmented reality is an interactive experience that uses sensory modules to superimpose information into a user’s surroundings, including geometric shapes or other objects that aren’t physically there. Perhaps the most popular use of augmented reality is the mobile game “Pokémon Go,” in which users can see a Pokémon in the surrounding real-world environment on their phone screen. “If we get [$10,000], this will be an incredible Springfest,” Lindsay said. “If we get [$7,000], it will be a great Springfest. If we don’t get either, we’ll just make do.” Lindsay has been working on this installation for his senior capstone project, along with senior Jacob Fishman, the project’s production director. “We launched it at a show, learned insane amounts and brought it to five more shows with that artist,” Fishman said. Fishman and Lindsay previously created an augmented reality installation for a live concert, where guests could play with geometric shapes wearing headsets soundtracked to an unreleased song by the artist. “I think this is a great opportunity to highlight why USC is a fundamentally different school than any other school out there,” Lindsay said. “There are opportunities within the school to bring together so many disciplines into something that’s so cohesive, like Springfest … I believe [it] is truly a Trojan strength.” Iovine and Young Academy seniors Cam Lindsay (left) and Jacob Fishman (right) created an augmented reality experience for this year’s Springfest on March 30. (Photo courtesy of Merciv) While virtual reality is tailored for one user’s experience, augmented reality allows multiple people to interact with the same objects or game simultaneously and creates more social experiences. Twenty undergraduate and graduate students from eight of the USC professional schools, as well as a small group of UCLA students, are collaborating on the project. The augmented reality installation will take place at McCarthy Quad and will feature a large, geometric dome that houses a multiplayer augmented reality game surrounded by three other art pieces. More details for Springfest will be released at the beginning of March. Lindsay and Fishman act as middlemen to foster communication between the various clubs and organizations contributing to the project, each of which comes from a different background and institution. Springfest will install an augmented reality art piece created by students at this year’s festival on March 30. The two students also co-founded a company called Merciv in 2017. According to Lindsay, Merciv is an experimental design enterprise that integrates live music experiences with immersive technology. “We never really had all the ducks in a row to get it to happen, but it’s been something we’ve been interested in for many years now,” said Stiers, a senior majoring in international relations and political science. “We do want our shows to be more interactive. We don’t want them to be photo-ops for people.”
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Ramnaresh Sarwan has slammed as “scandalous allegations” claims by Chris Gayle that he played a key role in the Twenty20 superstar’s abrupt recent departure from Caribbean Premier League franchise Jamaica Tallawahs. Gayle is the greatest ever T20 batsman with 13 000 runs and 22 hundreds, and is set to turn out for St Lucia Zouks in the CPL. “Hence, my utter shock by these scandalous allegations. He was welcomed in and is loved by, my immediate family and has hurt them terribly. CMC “It is my sincere hope that Gayle’s damnation has not caused irreparable damage to the unity and brotherhood which cricket has forged across the West Indies,” Sarwan stressed. “No competent management would remove him from a series, a player of Chris’s caliber on such a trivial allegation,” Sarwan said. “Fans will recall, that when Ian Chappell called for Gayle to be banned from international cricket because of remarks he made to a female journalist, I issued a public call for fans to rally around Gayle. I stood up for him on every such occasion.” Gayle, himself a former West Indies captain, accused Sarwan of vindictiveness. After returning to Tallwahs last year following two seasons with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Gayle said he told then assistant coach Sarwan he was not experienced enough to be head coach. Further labelling Gayle’s accusations as “rantings”, Sarwan contended the incident had “done immeasurable damage to the ‘gentleman’s game’ of cricket, in particular, West Indian cricket, and set a bad example for younger players. The 40-year-old Gayle claimed Sarwan was upset by the assessment, but the Guyanese again denied this was true. “In fact, the management of the franchise itself has issued a public statement that, ‘the truth is that this decision was made collectively by the ownership and management team which did not include Mr. Ramnaresh Sarwan and based purely on business and cricketing reasoning’.” “In my conversation with Gayle about the team, he informed me that Donovan Miller, a Jamaican and a very close friend of Chris, should be appointed head coach as he would better understand the culture of the Jamaican players. “I categorically deny any involvement in the decision or the decision-making process, which led to Gayle’s non-selection to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament,” said Sarwan, who served as a member of Tallawahs’ management team last season. “Gayle is fully aware of the background, yet he accuses me of fighting to be head coach.” “My deep concern, is that young and upcoming players who regard Gayle as a role model, may think that this is an acceptable way of addressing problems which may befall them in their careers.” He added: “Let me make it abundantly clear, I have played with Gayle from the inception of my international career and I have always respected him as an extraordinary talent, a colleague and most importantly, a close friend. In a statement Thursday, the former West Indies captain Sarwan “categorically denied” he was involved in any decision making to end Gayle’s tenure at the Kingston-based Tallawahs in preparation for the upcoming season set to bowl off in August. “I conveyed Gayle’s view to the CEO, informing the CEO that I would be happy to step aside for Miller’s appointment, given that Chris feels strongly about his appointment. My priority was what would be in the best interest of the team. Further, Sarwan also dismissed as “a total fabrication” the Jamaican’s bizarre charge that 24 years ago he was responsible for him being sent home from a West Indies Under-19s tour in Barbados, because he (Gayle) stayed up late watching television. In an emotionally-charged three-part video late Monday, Gayle launched a scathing attack on Sarwan, labelling him a “snake” and blaming him for his exit from the Tallawahs. “In 2019, I was appointed head coach. I reached out to Chris and discussed with him the selection of a team. I did so out of respect for him,” Sarwan explained.