Digital agency launches free digital training for charities

first_imgDigital agency launches free digital training for charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15  357 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Digital Training 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. Howard Lake | 27 September 2017 | News Google AnalyticsFacebook adsEmail marketingCommunity buildingSocial mediaHow to plan a digital campaignParticipants will also be able to review a recording of the training.The first course starts on 26 October 2017 and registration for Control R is open now.  358 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Charity digital specialists Platypus Digital are to run free online training in digital marketing for charities. The course programme, Control R, will provide essential digital skills for charities in the UK and for nonprofits around the world. Over 400 people have signed up already from charities in the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia.The training sessions will take place on the webinar platform Zoom. They have been developed for:digital teams who want to brush up on digital skillsnon-digital teams who want to increase their digital knowledgeanyone who wants to use digital to increase the impact of their workManaging Director of Platypus Digital, Matt Collins, explained that the agency has already trained over 100 UK charities in person. He added: “We now want to bring those skills to nonprofits wherever they are in the world. This integrated course will give students a solid overview of the modern digital skills they need to do their work in 2017.”What the course coversSkills to be covered include: Advertisementlast_img read more

Manhunt on for suspects in $4 million New York City jewelry store robbery

first_imgNYPD(NEW YORK) — They took the baubles but left the bubbly.A manhunt for a threesome of armed robbers stretched into its second day on Monday after they brazenly held up a jewelry store in the middle of New York City’s Diamond District and made off with high-end watches, gold rings, necklaces and other sparkly ornaments, but left behind shelves lined with bottles of champagne, police said.The brazen heist at Avianne & Co. Jewelers unfolded midday Sunday, and sources told ABC New York station WABC-TV that the heist appeared to net the thieves an estimated $4 million in loot.As of Monday afternoon, no arrests had been made, police said, for the store that portrays itself on its website as “leading celebrity jewelers” with clientele including rappers Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.Around noon on Sunday, the three robbers were buzzed through the locked glass door of the store on West 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan initially posing as customers and inquiring about purchasing jewelry, New York Police Department officials said in a statement.The robbers, according to police, brandished firearms and forced four employees into a back room before tying them up with zip-ties and duct tape.Eli Arih told WABC that he spoke to one of the victims, a friend, who told him the robbers forced the shop’s owner to open the store’s safe.“He said, ‘Thank God nobody was injured,’” Arih said about his friend. “He said he’s happy to be alive.”Security video from inside the store showed the thieves pointing handguns at the workers and apparently ordering them to lie on the floor as they cleaned out display cases. None of the robbers wore masks, and police asked the public to contact detectives if they recognized the thieves, whose faces were clearly visible in the security footage.The video shows the robbers packing jewelry in duffel bags, but apparently ignoring shelves lined with pricey bottles of champagne and liquor.One of the robbers sporting dreadlocks was wearing a dark blue suit and a gray fedora, while another bearded bandit had on a black bucket hat, and the third suspect wore a red, white and black bandanna.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Animators in tourism can now play a key role through the production of quality content

first_imgThe difference between external and own animation is significant and large hotel houses are more inclined to develop their animation teams, while smaller tourist facilities are taken over by external agencies. I first had my first contact with tourism through animation, 20 years ago, when I entered the magical world of animation and tourism at the age of 16,5. Animation certainly marked and directed my life, both privately and professionally, and ultimately led me to launch the portal. At this moment, animators can play an important role in digital communication and positioning of every hotel, ie the production of quality content. From creative workshops for children, plays to various sketches. For inspiration, see how they are Red-nosed clown doctors made great clown shows. So, animators, now is the time for “digital” animation of your guests. Although we cannot realistically expect any major tourist activity from this year, most hoteliers and agencies have already crossed this year, but people will continue to travel. if not before, then from the spring of 2021, so quality content is always IN. At the moment, everyone is in home self-isolation, everyone is online, and they are looking for interesting content. And that’s why animation teams can generate quality and unique content for their hotels. First of all, they already have a large base of tourists who have already been in the same hotels and communicated with the animators, while on the other hand, they certainly additionally position the hotel brand through quality content. We live in a time where tourism has literally stopped globally, but as always, and especially in crisis situations, it is important to communicate. Now more than ever. Once an animator, always an animator – is a famous saying of all those who worked as animators in tourism in their lives. Preference is certainly given to hotels that have their own animation teams, because it is easier and cheaper for them to produce any material, but animation teams from external agencies should also be activated. From exercise and training, as well as what you normally do animation sports programs (yoga, pilates, aerobics…), and especially focus on content for children. Photo: Pexels.comlast_img read more

‘Sharp decline’ in UK scheme retendering for investment consultants

first_imgDonny Hay, director at IC Select, added that the results were surprising because investment was one of the most difficult areas for trustees to get right but also one of the most important for trustees and sponsors. “If you don’t get the investment strategy right you end up paying a lot more in deficit recovery contributions, which sponsors don’t like, and if it goes wrong for members and you end up in the PPF members get a lot less than they’re entitled to when they retire,” he said.Publication of IC Select’s survey results comes as the UK’s competition watchdog is carrying out an investigation of the investment consultancy sector. The results of the review are due to be published in July but in a series of working papers the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has been setting out provisional findings about various aspects of its inquiry.Tendering is one of the indicators the CMA is using to gauge pension schemes’ engagement with investment consultancy and fiduciary management – other indicators are using a third-party evaluator or having a professional trustee. In its most recent paper the authority said it was finding that engaged schemes were able to secure investment consultant and fiduciary management services more cheaply than those schemes who were disengaged.Other emerging findings from the CMA include that there is evidence of poor competition in the sector, that trustees may struggle to assess the value for money of their incumbent consultant or fiduciary manager, and that trustees may be being steered to use fiduciary management services run by their investment consultants.IC Select launched a performance measurement standard, backed by 14 providers, in April to help pension schemes compare the skills of fiduciary managers. The number of UK pension schemes retendering for investment consulting services has sharply declined over the past decade, according to a survey by an independent selection specialist.IC Select survey of 1,000 schemes found that about 2.7% last year reviewed their investment consulting services by way of a retender. This is slightly above the two previous years but far below levels in 2008, when the figure was 18.6%, according to the Edinburgh-based firm. In 2015 the share was 1.6% and in 2016 2.5%.There was also a steady decline in the number of schemes changing their investment consultant, according to IC Select. In 2017 1.5% of schemes had switched consultant, while in 2008 11% had done so. IC Select said the changes stripped out scheme mergers and entries into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the UK’s pension lifeboat fund.Peter Dorward, managing director of IC Select, said: “It is surprising the level of tender activity over the last three years has been so low. “This follows the spread of de-risking plans, which has added to the complexity of investment affairs and, potentially, ties schemes more closely to incumbent advisers.”last_img read more

Zvjezdan Misimovic named for the Team Coordinator of the National Team of BiH

first_imgThe former player of the National Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zvjezdan Misimovic, will stay with A selection in his further career. Namely, The Executive Board of the Football Alliance of BiH appointed Misimovic for its team coordinator.As it was confirmed from the FA of BiH, Misimovic was appointed with the full contest of the coach Mehmed Bazdarevic and he will be with Dragons already at preparations for the qualifying match against Israel that will be played on 12th June in Zenica.Just to remind, Misimovic decided to end his rich football career. He played for Bayern, Bochum, Nurnberg, Wolfsburg, Galatasaray, Dinamo from Moscow and Chinese Guizhou Renhea.He played 84 times for the National Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina and scored 25 goals.(Source: Photo: read more

Tyson Fury agrees to 2021 fights with Anthony Joshua after Deontay Wilder trilogy

first_imgView this post on Instagram It’s official FURY VS JOSUAR AGREED FOR NEXT YEAR, I got to smash @bronzebomber first then I’ll annihilate @anthonyjoshua #WEARESPARTANS MASSIVE THANKS TO DANIEL KINNERHAN FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. god blessA post shared by Tyson Fury (@gypsyking101) on Jun 10, 2020 at 7:53am PDTPrior to Fury’s comments, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said the two fighters had agreed on the financial aspects of the deal.”We’re making great progress,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates.”We have the Dillian Whyte mandatory which is due before this fight. It’s fair to say [Joshua and Fury] are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight.”We’ve been talking to [Fury’s management team] MTK, giving them the assurances from Joshua’s side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side. And it is from Fury’s side, as well.”We’re in a good place. It’s fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights.”[There’s] a lot to overcome in the meantime. We’re moving in the right direction. I’m confident that both guys have giving their blessing for the fight to go ahead.”The most difficult part of any deal is the financial element. I believe we’re in a great place where both guys have agreed to what that should be.”We have not signed contracts because there are still things to be worked out.  Fury posted on Instagram to say an agreement had been reached, though he must first win a trilogy fight against Wilder.”I’m just after getting off the phone with [broker] Daniel Kinahan. He’s just informed me that the biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed,” said Fury. “Big shout out Dan, he got this done, literally over the line, a two-fight deal, Tyson Fury versus Anthony Joshua next year.”One problem, I’ve just got to smash Deontay Wilder’s face right in in the next fight, and then we go into the Joshua fight next year.”So there we are, the Gypsy King versus AJ is on for next year but there’s a hurdle in the road called the Bronze Bomber, AKA the Knockout King, and I will get right onto him and knock him spark out and then get onto the next fight.” “We’re pushing towards a place where they can be drafted, for 2021. Both guys are in agreement. The structure of the deal has been put forward and agreed to by both parties.”Joshua is due to fight Kubrat Pulev in October or November but is currently injured, having sustained a knee problem while training.He was pictured on crutches while attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Watford last week, with his left knee in a brace. Tyson Fury says a two-fight deal with Anthony Joshua is in place, with the two heavyweight champions set to meet in 2021.Joshua regained the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019, while Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in February to gain the WBC strap.last_img read more

16-year-old issues ‘urgent’ warning about dangers of vaping

first_imgA Wisconsin teenager has an urgent message for his peers about the dangers of vaping.Logan Krahn, 16, has been through a “frightening medical ordeal.”The American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, says he is the first patient to be treated in the pediatric intensive care unit because of vaping.Logan was admitted to his local hospital two weeks ago and later diagnosed with Chemical Pneumonitis.The condition could have been fatal for the teen after doctors said his lungs kept filling with fluid, making it impossible for him to breathe on his own.Logan now has permanent lung damage.“If you do not smoke or vape now, please do not start,” Logan warned during a news conference with medical staff. “But if you do, I urge you to stop and get some help.”Related content:DOH: First Vaping Death Confirmed in Floridalast_img read more

Help Save The Environment By Buying A Rain Barrel

first_imgRUMSON – Rumson Country Day School is teaming with Rain Barrels Inter­national to promote rainwater harvesting in our community.The school will be selling recycled food-grade rain barrels for $125. The barrels previously were used for storing Greek olives, pickles, jalapeños, golden peppers, and cauliflower. After they are cleaned, retrofitted, and made into rain barrels, they are given a second life.The barrels hold about 55 gallons, have a brass spigot for hose attachments, have screened tops and are available in black or terra cotta.Barrels can be reserved at under the events tab for RCDS. Payment will be due when barrels are picked up at the school from 10 a.m. until noon Satur­day, May 12. Proceeds will benefit ChangeALife Uganda.Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting rainwater. The barrels capture, divert and store rainwater for later use.Collecting and using rainwater is simple and has numerous positive benefits. Rainwater can be used for irrigating lawns and gardens. Rain barrel usage can help reduce impact on other water resources, including municipal systems.last_img read more