Philanthropist makes major donation 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The biggest single donation to the Irish fundraising effort following the tsunami was made by JP McManus, one of Ireland’s richest men, according to press reports.It is not clear if the ‚€500,000 gift was made through the eponymous JP McManus Charitable Foundation which supports a range of social welfare, health and education projects or through one of Mr McManus’s many businesses. He is a major shareholder in Manchester United and owns a number of very successful race horses. The foundation was established with a ‚€64 million donation from McManus who favours projects in his hometown of Llimerick. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 May 2005 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Prospect research Recruitment / people 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.
Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comment on Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed by Greg SavageShared from Greg Savage on 5 Oct 2015 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Oh dear Mark, your bitterness and prejudice are showing a little too much. I appreciate you may have had some bad experiences..but to tar an entire profession with the same brush is like any other kind of bigotry. You are also just ignorant on the degree thing. Thousands of recruiters have degrees.(Tens of thousands in fact Every single one in the 60 person company I have shares in are graduates. I have two degrees myself come to think of it. Get a grip before you let your fingers near that keyboard again, won’t you?Read full article
The Bruce brothers’ portal Boomin has broken weeks of silence to announce that it has signed up ten leading national and regional estate agents as its initial ‘founding firms’.These are Foxtons, Chancellors, Andrews, Century 21, Hunters, McEwan Fraser, Dacre, Son & Hartley, Ryder & Dutton, Miller Metcalfe and Mishon Mackay.But the platform’s promised launch date this month has slipped and will now be ‘later this year’, a delay cause in part by the decision of CEO-in-waiting Gary Barker not to take up the role.Boomin says the ten agents revealed today are just the most high profile, with more announcements to come soon. But the inclusion of Foxtons is a surprise – the company has been, until now, one of the few estate agents in the UK to eschew outside tech and develop its own systems.Tight lippedAlthough hundreds of firms, including many within the #SayNoToRightmove groupings, have been shown its capabilities, publicly Boomin is still tight lipped about how the portal will work.It does say agents will be able to earn revenues from their subscription and its new features “will open up the market, raising interest and engagement from a wider audience through the provision of deeper real time information and increased agent connectivity,” it says.“Boomin will surprise, excite and engage in ways that will keep people coming back time and time again.”The portal reveals that other founding agents, who have until January next year to sign up, will get a free equity share allocation and free use of the platform for the next four months.“Introducing consumers to the power of our proposition in research and testing across the whole of the UK has shown without doubt that Boomin will be an instruction winner,” it says.Nic Budden, Foxtons Chief Executive“Foxtons has always been at the forefront of providing the very best expert service to our customers supported by the best technology.“Boomin is an exciting step forward for the property market and we are pleased to be a founding member.”Glynis Frew, CEO of Hunters“Boomin is very customer focused and in Hunters’ view is different to anything else we have seen before.“The Boomin team possess vast experience and have combined their knowledge with leading technology to deliver a platform that offers a great customer experience. At Hunters we believe technology is the accelerator and we will utilise Boomin in tandem with our CRM, SKIPA, to deliver the best customer journey for our customers.”Glynis Frew Hunters Boomin gary barker nic Budden Kenny Bruce Michael Bruce Foxtons October 16, 2020Nigel Lewis3 commentsNigel Adams, BigBlackHen.com BigBlackHen.com 16th October 2020 at 11:10 amThey couldn’t even organise a Zoom meeting where people like me who were pre booked and sent a link could enter. Hardly inspires confidence.Log in to ReplyMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 16th October 2020 at 9:33 amAll i know is that lots of smaller independents including many from the Say No campaign have also signed. As far as we are concerned we are backing any contenders who will stand up to RM. As we said at the start they have had it their own way for far to long, treat agents with contempt and ignore any financial realities of running an Estate Ageny. I dont pay some of my staff as much as I pay RM (before commissions!!)I dont even pay as much in Business Rates (when we will be paying them again)The more contenders to the “throne” the more chance we have to bring the dragon downLog in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 16th October 2020 at 9:00 amMr Stanton is tight lipped also about the capabilities of Boomin as he knows nothing about it, which given he spends 18 hours some days analysing proptech is a bit of a puzzler. The concept of equity in the proposition, again where does that sit OTM, had a lack-lustre run with that.What is certain is that the technical and management team are world class, and funding is presently no issue, but what cake is being baked and will lots of people be eating it? That is what me and Zara would like to know.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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » BREAKING: Boomin reveals ten ‘founder’ estate agencies including Foxtons previous nextMarketingBREAKING: Boomin reveals ten ‘founder’ estate agencies including FoxtonsPortal says other agents are able to be founding firms too and will be allocated equity in the company if they sign up.Nigel Lewis16th October 20203 Comments2,494 Views
Ethnic bread manufacturer Honeytop Speciality Foods, announced last week that turnover is up by 29%, from £20.5m to £26m on the previous year.Charles Eid, joint-MD of Honeytop, said the results are the culmination of an “exciting year”, which has seen new products including organic naan, keema naan and filled dough balls.He said the company’s export sales had doubled and it had a sizeable presence in the European market and had products selling in Canada and the USA.Honeytop is to trial ’tear-and-share’ garlic bread fingers in 80 McDonald’s stores in north England, as an alternative to fries for children’s Happy Meals.
Speciality vegetable oil manufacturer AAK has announced a fall in profits for the second quarter. But the company said the trend for less expensive vegetable oil solutions fits well with its strategy for growth.The Swedish firm, which has its UK base in Hull, revealed falling operating profit of SEK25m (£2.15m) in the second quarter, with a marginal drop in sales to SEK4,045m (£348.62m) from SEK4,067m (£350.52m) last year.Its food ingredients business saw operating profit rise by 22% to SEK74m (£6.37m). However, its chocolate and confectionery fats business has been hit heavily by the recession, with operating profit falling to SEK55m (£4.74m) (2008: SEK105m/£9.05m).The firm announced that additional preliminary insurance compensation of SEK70m (£6.03m) had been received, in relation to “business interruption” in 2008 and 2009.AAK said that, within food ingredients, it has experienced a marked trend towards the substitution of more expensive products with less expensive value-added vegetable oil solutions. “This aligns very well with AAK’s Group strategy and enhances growth,” said the firm, which added that the trend for health-improving solutions continues to be strong.
Capital FM radio presenters Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon are fronting a new £3m marketing campaign to promote Kraft’s new Belvita Breakfast brand – a range of biscuits targeting the breakfast market.Claimed to be the only breakfast biscuits in the UK, Belvita biscuits are made with whole grains and, when eaten with a portion of fruit and serving of dairy such as a latte and an apple, release carbohydrates steadily over four hours.The marketing campaign for Belvita Breakfast, which launched this month, features TV ads aimed at the brand’s core market of 25-35-year-old women, as well as print ads, retail promotions and sampling.Biscuits have long been a popular breakfast item in Europe, but have yet to gain a foothold in the UK, where cereals and toast still dominate. Belvita Breakfast retails across Europe with one in five people in France eating biscuits for breakfast.“Belvita Breakfast’s success in Europe shows that there is a real appetite for breakfast biscuits, and the UK market is ready for something new,” said Nicola Wilkinson, Kraft Foods.According to research commissioned by Kraft, 34% of the UK population regularly miss breakfast, compared to 17% in France, 18% in Italy and 13% in Spain. Eight per cent of Brits never eat breakfast, with men (38%) and people in their 20s (55%) most likely to skip.
In the nearly five decades since the first lunar surveys were conducted as part of NASA’s Apollo space program, scientists have advanced a number of increasingly complex theories to explain the vast swaths of highly magnetic material that were found in some parts of the moon’s crust.But now a team of researchers from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris have proposed a surprisingly simple explanation for the unusual findings, suggesting that the magnetic anomalies are remnants of a massive asteroid collision. As described in a paper published March 9 in Science, the researchers believe that an asteroid slammed into the moon approximately 4 billion years ago, leaving behind an enormous crater and iron-rich, highly magnetic rock.While there is evidence that the moon once generated its own magnetic field, there is little to suggest it was strong enough to account for the anomalies seen in earlier surveys, said Sarah Stewart-Mukhopadhyay, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences and one of three co-authors of the paper. To explain the findings, researchers turned to a number of elaborate scenarios.“The conundrum has always been that the magnetism we see on the moon is not correlated with any surface geology,” she said. “The theory that has been most commonly cited to explain it is an ‘impact-induced field,’ in which an impact concentrates and amplifies the moon’s magnetic field. But it was difficult to test. People have tried to model it, but it is right at the edge of what could work.“We have a simpler idea,” she continued. “Because the fields in this area are stronger than those found in any normal lunar rocks, our hypothesis is that it isn’t lunar material. We know the magnetic properties of asteroidal material are much higher than that of the moon. It is possible that metallic iron from an asteroid could have been magnetized by the impact, and deposited on the moon.”Their first clue came from the surveys that had long confounded scientists. When combined with more recent, hyper-accurate topographical surveys of the moon’s surface, it quickly became clear that most of the magnetic anomalies are scattered around the rim of an enormous, 2,400 kilometer-diameter crater known as South Pole-Aitken.The oldest definitive feature on the moon, the crater is between 3.9 and 4.5 billion years old, and is slightly elongated, suggesting it was formed by an object that struck at an oblique angle.Testing that hypothesis, however, proved tricky.“The question was whether the projectile material could survive and stay on the moon, and where it would end up,” Stewart-Mukhopadhyay said. “What I did was model the impact and formation of the basin, using computer codes that are typically used to model explosives.”To create those models, Stewart-Mukhopadhyay started with “equations of state,” mathematical formulas that describe the asteroid and the moon’s crust, mantle, and core. The far trickier part of modeling the impact, however, is in describing the rheology, the conditions under which each material deforms and flows.“We modeled a number of scenarios using faster or slower impacts and more shallow or more vertical angles,” she said. “Each time, the model produced similar results to what we see on the moon.”Beyond its surprisingly simple explanation to a decades-old scientific puzzle, the paper suggests new ways to answer questions about what the early solar system was like, and how the magnetic fields of the planets were formed.“We don’t have much evidence of what was hitting the Earth before 3.9 billion years ago,” Stewart-Mukhopadhyay said. “And there are some big questions about where those projectiles were coming from. Presumably, if you picked up even the soil from this part of the moon, you would have some of the material that came along with this large impact event.“It may also be true that extraterrestrial materials play a larger role in the magnetic fields of other planets than anyone has appreciated,” she continued. “Magnetism is one of the clues that lets us construct a geologic history of the surface of a planet. If we now have to consider that it may have come from a collision like this one, that’s something we need to be aware of.”
Alex Almeida, a Consultant Product Marketing Manager at Dell EMC, guided us through a comprehensive presentation on how Dell EMC allows companies to recover their VMware environments following a destructive cyber-attack. Today, 92% of organizations can’t detect cyber-attacks quickly enough, and 59% of organizations believe that isolating affected systems and recovering from backups should be the response to ransomware. Dell EMC Cyber Recovery is a comprehensive solution providing that vault and the newly announced Cyber Recovery 18.1 software brings end-to-end management of thissolution. Itruns entirely from within your data vault, giving your company the highest probability of clean data that is not infected or attacked to be secured for recovery. With Cyber Recovery 18.1, customers can benefit from end-to-end automated workflow, a modern & simple UI/UX, flexible REST API, and vault analytics with CyberSense workflow. 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At the 35th reunion for the Notre Dame class of 1979 this summer, alumnus Mark Gallogly and his wife, Lise Strickler, announced their intent to donate $10 million to Notre Dame in support of mental health services.“We wanted to make the gift to recognize our great friend Fr. Jim McDonald and to focus on an issue that we think is important, which is mental health of students,” Gallogly said. “Jim’s 30th anniversary as a priest was the opportunity to both recognize him and the work that he’s done and at the same time provide resources to something that we feel strongly about.”The donation will endow the newly-established Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C., Center for Student Well-Being in honor of McDonald, a former associate vice president and counselor to University President Fr. John Jenkins.“That whole program is a key priority for us over the next three to five years,” Bill Stackman, associate vice president for student services said. “It’s going to change the way we work and how we take care of our students.”Strickler said the gift resulted from conversations between Gallogly and McDonald, who were classmates in the Program of Liberal Studies — then called the General Program — at Notre Dame. Gallogly said he and Strickler initially identified mental health as the target for their donation after observing the effects mental illnesses had had on people they knew.“College is a time of great exploration, growth and learning,” Gallogly said. “At the same time, students move away from friends and family, have newfound freedom and face intense academic pressure. This combination can lead to a variety of mental health issues.“Some of our extended family and friends, a number of good friends and the children of friends have experienced real mental health issues while in college. It seemed like it is a really important thing and an area of great need.”Though Gallogly and McDonald approached Notre Dame on their own initiative with the desire to support mental well-bring, the University already had plans for the additional mental health services it wanted to offer if it had the funding, Gallogly said.“When we first raised this with Fr. Jim, he was excited about the idea,” Gallogly said. “And then when we together raised it with the University, they immediately embraced it.”“We hope this can increase the speed with which the University can provide substantial mental health services, increase the effort to prevent mental health issues and decrease the stigma associated with mental health problems,” he said.Stackman said he and his team in the Office of Student Affairs developed a strategic plan that includes four priorities for mental health services: creating “holistic and integrated health and wellness unit,” “enhancing the care that we provide to athletes,” establishing the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being and increasing awareness of “students with emotional challenges.”“So to strengthen our ability to identify and support the needs of individual students with emotional challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, suicide ideation, self-harm and eating disorders,” Stackman said. “That by itself is one of our core priorities.”Strickler said the University’s plans reflected a response to national trends of college students suffering from mental illness and of universities attempting to address those concerns.“I think there is also a sense nationwide that this is an area that is underfunded at many universities,” she said. “We were excited because when we approached Notre Dame it was clear they were also thinking deeply about mental health. They had already identified this as an area where they wanted to be best in class.”The University appointed Kelly Hogan Stewart as director of the McDonald Center on Aug. 25. Hogan Stewart said the Center has incorporated both the staff and the mission of the former Office of Alcohol and Drug Education (OADE) into its broader plans for supporting preventative work for students’ mental wellness.“[The OADE’s] role was to do early intervention and education surrounding choices of alcohol and drugs,” Hogan Stewart said. “There was a little bit of a prevention component to it, but there was also an intervention component. We are shifting that, making it more comprehensive as far as addressing overall well-being, overall wellness, health promotion and also focusing a lot more on prevention as opposed to intervention, which is a totally different approach.”Hogan Stewart said “the sky’s the limit” for how the Center will enact preventative measures with a “public health approach.” The overall strategy will focus primarily on education campaigns and tactics to increase visibility and awareness of issues that most critically impact the student body, she said. Currently, there are no set plans for specific programs.“Things drive the areas that a health-promotion unit actually addresses will be driven by data, long-standing tradition and things that campus partners, students, deans, other administrators may tell us that are important here on this college campus,” Hogan Stewart said.“What I’ve been doing most recently is digging into data and finding out, what really are our hot-topic areas?” she said. “Is it sleep? Is it anxiety? Alcohol and drug choices? I don’t know; I’m still digging into the data, but that will drive what our focus will be.”Hogan Stewart said intervention-based services like counseling remain available to students through the University Counseling Center (UCC), but her staff will focus on shifting attitudes to prevent mental illness and support those who suffer from it.“When you look at it systematically, the rectors are doing one-on-one interventions, [and so are] your faculty members, so when you look at that environmental approach there still are those one-on-one conversations or interactions, ” Hogan Stewart said. “We will continue to do that, but how it looks within the Center, it’s still to be determined.”Hogan Stewart said the Notre Dame community should keep “being patient and managing expectations” as the Center begins to make plans to initiate programs.“We’re being strategic in how we develop the Center, so it’s something that we’re actually recrafting, rebranding and starting from the ground up in some ways,” she said. “To go through that change model on a campus sometimes will take over a year, so hopefully by this time next year, students will say, ‘Oh, yeah, there’s the Center for Student Well-Being,’ and they’ll have benefitted from some of those services that we provide, or resources or education.”Gallogly said his and Strickler’s ultimate hope was to offer services both to students grappling with mental illness and to those who aren’t sure how to support their friends who suffer. He said he hopes the Center will give students the “context” and “confidence” to confront mental health issues.“As a friend when you see someone struggling in school, do you know what to do?” Gallogly said. “… And then as a person who’s struggling with mental health issues, do you think your friends, the University and others will help you get through the issue?”“Whether you’ve left the University temporarily or whether you’ve stayed at the University … if you don’t have the right resources, what happens? You may get into a deeper hole,” he said. “The quality and speed of the professional resources, a real focus on prevention, … on educating the community, this combination can result in a decrease in the stigma of mental health problems — those are the goals we hope for.”Tags: donation, Irish State of Mind, McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Mental health, mental illness awareness, Student Affairs, UCC
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