DebRA raises £60,000 online within 24 hours

first_img Howard Lake | 30 March 2004 | News DebRA, the national charity working on behalf of people with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) raised £60,000 online via Justgiving.com in the 24 hours after a TV documentary.More than £60,000 was donated to DebRA through Justgiving in just 24 hours following a Channel Four television documentary, The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off, on 25 March 2004. The charity collected £25,000 via the telephone in the same period of time.The online total has now risen to more than £93,000, including almost £20,000 in Gift Aid. The total donated via telephone has risen to £34,000 and £41,000 by post. Online donations represent 55% of the totals donated. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics 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.center_img DebRA raises £60,000 online within 24 hours  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DebRA’s marketing manager Philippa Stannard valued the online giving facility highly. She said: “In the first 24 hours after the documentary, when our phones were ringing off the hook, our Web site was able to accept thousands of concurrent donations.” The volume of donations received, many of them overnight, proves the attractiveness of online giving when staff are unavailable to handle calls. Soon after the programme ended, Justgiving was processing up to 2,400 simultaneous donations. Zarine Kharas, Justgiving’s Chief Executive Officer, said DebRA’s success shows that “any charity can now scale up its operations massively in a matter of hours, with no upfront investment or extra staff.”“The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off” documented the final weeks of Jonny Kennedy, who suffered from the genetic skin blistering condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). It showed him tirelessly fundraising on behalf of DebRA, the national charity working on behalf of people with the condition, until the last day of his life.The film also featured model Nell McAndrew pledging to run the Flora London Marathon to raise funds for DebRA in memory of Jonny. Her online fundraising page on Justgiving has subsequently accepted more than £17,000 in sponsorship with Gift Aid boosting the total to over £22,000.last_img read more

Seed Consultants 4/1/2013 Closing Comment with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img SHARE Previous articleFarmers, Demand RespectNext articleComment Period Still Open on COOL Proposal Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Seed Consultants 4/1/2013 Closing Comment with Gary Wilhelmi Seed Consultants 4/1/2013 Closing Comment with Gary Wilhelmi FinancialDow off S&P was 6 lower at 1562NASDAQ down 24WTO crude off $ .44Go9ls steady at $1599Dollar index 24 lower at 82.75DAX held up .1%ISM manufacturing index 51.3 down from 54.2 last monthOver seas dire but any new economic threatsLivestockBoxed beef center of attention this weekCash offers around $130June hogs up $ .45 in mild rallyWeaker margin presses cash hogsGrain and soybeansCorn crunched and has dropped about $1 in two days since the bearish stocks reportFunds had bought 47,000 May corn going into the report and got hammeredSupport in May is at $6.20-40Support Dec down at $4.50 volume large in May 252,000 contracts and now the shorts are in perilSoybeans and wheat followed supplemented by not as bearish stocksCorn acres are the largest in 27 years, but we don’t know what the weather has in storeExport inspections 19 m corn and less than one-half of a year ago, 16 m beans at 1.2 MT versus 1 MT last year and wheat 792 m versus 828 mJapan buys 500,000 corn and is pending on another 200,000Wheat crop condition: 29% good, 5% excellent, 36 % fair, 20 % poor and 10% very poorKansas 31 % g-x and Ok 27%11:17 updateDow off 36, NASDAQ 26 and S&P down 8ISM manufacturing index falls to 51.3 from 54.2WTI crude $1 .05 lower10:52 updateMay corn now off $ .39, May beans down $ .14 and May wheat $ .12 or below supportHogs drop $.65 on June and $ .70 on OctoberJune cattle steady at $124.32Equities skim some profits10:03 updateDow up 22 and S&P 1 lowerMay corn is at $6.67 with support at $6.20-40May soybeans $13.97 with support at $13.70May wheat is at $6.82 on supportLive cattle $1.40 higher and feeders up the 300 point limitHogs $ .40 betterNight volume picks up to 61,000 on May corn, 26,000 beans and 13,000 in wheatFunds added 47,000 to corn longs coming into the report and 17,000 in soybeansMarket OpeningFinancialUS ISM manufacturing index expected at 54.2—actual 54.4China 50.9 (any thing over 50 shows expansion in both)US construction up 1.1% versus down 2.1 % in JanuaryChinese factory profits up 17%DAX up .1%FTSE up .4 %Dollar index 82.91 off 8WTI crude $96.53 down $ .86Gold $1598 off $2LivestockCheaper feed costs firm meatsNorthern beef up $7 at $205Cash offers near $130Warmer eating weather coming this weekPork cut out 16 loads with carcass up $1.26 and hams down $ .04Weekly slaughter 599,000 off 2000 and 2,184,000 up 8000Grain and soybeansChart damage and over night down another $ .31 in corn, 13 beans and 9 in wheatMore of old crop new spread liquidationCorn stocks were 5.4 b versus 5 b expected and beans 999 m versus 947 mFunds added 47,000 corn longs and 17,000 soybeansTemperatures warming quicker than thoughtWheat crop condition this afternoonFieldwork advances up into west-central IndianaChart damage was severe on ThursdayOutside markets not shape shifting By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 1, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lovable Cynic Alonzo Bodden Returns

first_img Alonzo BoddenHugely popular comedian Alonzo Bodden makes his much anticipated return to The Ice House on October 7. James P. Connolly (Make Me Laugh, Comics Unleashed), Kate Oakley, and Ryan Dalton (Comedy Central, Sullivan and Son) will join him.Alonzo Bodden’s material is “cynically good natured.” Well, the older he gets, the less good natured it’s gonna be. “‘What can I say? The stupid out there is wearing the man down.”Bodden, who won Season 3 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and “Comedy Congress,” as well as being a panelist on the Game Show Network’s Mind of a Man.In 2011, he starred in the comedy special “Who’s Paying Attention” on Showtime, released a DVD, and hosts a podcast of the same name. That same year, he was a panelist on the syndicated show Inside the Vault, and voiced the character of Thunderon in the Power Rangers Movie.Bodden has also hosted Speed Channel’s 101 Cars You Must Drive and America’s Worst Driver on Travel Channel. Alonzo’s first big comedy break came when he was on the “New Faces of Comedy” showcase at industry festival, Just For Laughs in Montreal.Alonzo has made the rounds on the late night television circuit including appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show. His film credits include Scary Movie 4, The Girl Next Door, and Bringing Down the House starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.Alonzo has traveled around the world entertaining USO troops from Iraq to Greenland. He currently co-hosts “The Ride” on KPCC, a weekly series on modern mobility.Alonzo Bodden will headline two (2) shows on October 7. The complete show schedule for September 29 through October 9 is listed below:Thu. 09/29 – $10 Thursday All-Stars with Orlando Leyba and more – 8 p.m.; $10Fri. 09/30 – Friday Funnies with Bil Dwyer and more – 8 & 10 p.m.: $17.50Sat. 10/1 – WellRED Comedy Tour (Special Event) – 8 & 10p.m.; $25Sun. 10/2 – Ice House 56th Anniversary Show (Special Event) – 7p.m.; $25/$50/$75Mon. 10/3 – ClosedTues. 10/4 – ClosedWed. 10/5 -Full Throttle comedy with Michael Quu and more – 8 p.m.; $15Thu. 10/6 – $10 Thursday All-Stars with Stephanie Blum and more – 8 p.m.; $10Fri. 10/7 – Alonzo Bodden featuring James P. Connolly, Kate Oakley and Ryan Dalton – 8 & 10 p.m.; $20Sat. 10/8 – Call for Details – 8 p.m. / Ralph Figueroa and Friends – 10 p.m.Sun. 10/9 – Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation Benefitting cancer support community Pasadena (Special Event) – 7 p.m.; $15For more information about Alonzo Bodden, please visit www.alonzobodden.com.There is a two-drink minimum and patrons must be at least 18 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more info or to purchase tickets, call (626) 577-1894 or visit www.icehousecomedy.com. Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 111 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Nightlife Lovable Cynic Alonzo Bodden Returns Friday, October 7 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 3:51 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Joe McHugh says dealing with NI’s legacy issues important to Good Friday committee

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Pinterest The Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement has re-iterated the importance of dealing with the North’s legacy issues.Justice for the Forgotten – a group representing victims of the Troubles – will attend a meeting of the committee today to give their perspective on the manner in which victims of the Troubles are being treated.The aim of the meeting – which comes just weeks after the failure of the Haass talks – is to continue a process of seeking answers for families who lost loved ones during the Troubles.Fine Gael TD for Donegal Northeast, Joe McHugh, says these issues cannot be forgotten:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/joemchASS.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Twitter Joe McHugh says dealing with NI’s legacy issues important to Good Friday committee PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Previous articleHealth Department defends Ambulance service handling of fatal Maura Porter incidentNext articleTyrone to meet Derry in semi final as Donegal miss out News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest By News Highland – January 16, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApplast_img read more

Calls for Tourist Information Office in the Bogside

first_img Previous articleNew public contract guidelines will allow small sized enterprises to compete.Next articleFine Gael asks what is IDA doing to attract jobs to Donegal North East News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Calls for Tourist Information Office in the Bogside Twitter Newsx Adverts Pinterest By News Highland – August 25, 2010 A Derry Councillor is calling on tourism authorities on both sides of the border to consider setting up a satellite Tourist Information Office in the Bogside.Sinn Fein Tourism Spokesperson Maeve Mc Laughlin says the unique history of the Bogside offers a potential that isn’t uitilised at the moment.She says a dedicated office staffed by people with intimate knowledge of the recent as well as ancient history of the area would ensure a positive and well informed visitor experience, as well as creating opportunities for local people.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/mave1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Thousands of teachers, students converge on Oklahoma and Kentucky capitols for labor rallies

first_imgABC News(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — Braving the chilly weather, tens of thousands of public school teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma converged on their state capitols today demanding higher wages and better classroom resources.Thousands of teachers and supporters in Kentucky joined outside the Kentucky Education Association headquarters in Frankfort about 9 a.m., many fuming over their state legislature’s decision to overhaul their pension plan without any say from them. “We’re putting them on notice today that if they don’t pass a budget that protects public services of Kentucky, if they don’t pass a budget that provides adequate funding for the schools in the Commonwealth, then we’re going to vote them out,” Stephanie Winkler, president of Kentucky Education Association and a 4th-grade teacher from Madison County, Kentucky, told the crowd before leading a march from the union’s headquarters around the state capitol building.The teachers, most of them on their first day of spring break, were joined in a show of solidarity by members of other public employee unions, including those representing firefighters, police, plumber and pipe fitter.The Republican-dominated Kentucky legislature says the pension reform bill was crafted to help the state cover a $41 billion shortfall in pension costs over the next 30 years. But teachers’ union officials said the overhaul would only generate $300 million in savings over the next three decades. Meanwhile, thousands of Oklahoma teachers and education advocates staged a classroom walkout and converged on the state capitol in Oklahoma City to call on lawmakers, including Gov. Mary Fallin, to restore funding for education programs and supplies they say have been drastically slashed over the last decade.Most of the Oklahoma teachers walked out of classrooms across the state to attend the rally in Oklahoma City. Many of them said they were fed up with the lack of resources in their schools, and some said they were teaching students about science and technology with textbooks from the 1990s. The Oklahoma protest came after Fallin signed legislation Thursday granting teachers annual pay raises averaging $6,100, the largest in state history. Oklahoma teachers had been making an average of $45,276 a year, among the lowest wages for educators in the country, according to a 2017 report by the National Education Association.While teachers in Oklahoma say they appreciate the pay raise, they are upset that state lawmakers shortchanged their students by slating only $50 million for education programs and supplies. Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, said the union had asked that teachers’ pay be raised by $10,000 annually and that funding for education be boosted by $200 million over the next three years.“This can’t end today,” Priest told the crowd in front of the state capitol. “We have gained back our momentum. We have found our mojo in public education and we’re not going to step back and let people divest from education.”Just as Priest and others were speaking, the Oklahoma City School District announced it was canceling classes on Tuesday, apparently in anticipation that teachers will continue their walkout at least another day.The protests in Oklahoma and Kentucky came about a month after West Virginia public school teachers held a nine-day strike that ended when the governor and legislature gave them and other public employees a 5 percent raise, the first pay hike for teachers in four years.Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, spoke this morning at the Oklahoma rally, saying, “I hope you learned a little bit from West Virginia on what it takes.”“You’re here for the same reason we had thousands of teachers standing at the capitol in West Virginia: You’re here for the kids,” Lee said to loud applause. “And what a shame it is that they didn’t learn from the experience of West Virginia,” he said of the Oklahoma lawmakers. “But, you know, that’s OK because what we will teach ’em is that it doesn’t matter how long it takes or what we have to do, we’re gonna stand together.”Despite the pay hike, Oklahoma educators still earn below the national average for public school teachers of $58,950 a year, according to the National Education Association report. Only teachers in Mississippi and South Dakota earn less, according to the report.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Google Earth search leads to gruesome ending to decades-old missing person’s case

first_imgaijohn784/iStock(GRAND ISLES, Fla.) — A man using Google Earth to have a look around his old property ended up spotting something unusual — sparking a chain of events that led to the remains of a person who disappeared two decades ago.As he scanned a pond behind the home, the man spotted a lump that appeared to be a vehicle and reached out to the property’s current resident, who then used a drone to scan the Grand Isles, Fla., property.That resident then contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed it was a vehicle, it said in a statement.The sheriff’s office removed the vehicle from the pond, which they say was “heavily calcified” and had been in the water “for a significant amount of time.”“Upon removing the vehicle skeleton remains were found inside,” the sheriff’s office said.On Tuesday, authorities identified the remains as that of William Moldt, who was reported missing on Nov. 8, 1997, after leaving a nightclub, authorities said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Letters

first_imgLettersOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. This week’s lettersHR needs to offer solutions and stop pointing the fingerHow refreshing to see the number of letters concerning sick leave are dyingdown. Personnel Today can now return to the (by now familiar) topic of HRneeding to take a more strategic approach to gain credibility as a businesspartner. How does the profession expect to be taken seriously when the main issue ofthe past few weeks in its leading publication was the age-old problem ofabsence management? The level of debate (and volume of column inches) this issue provoked, notto mention a rather unsightly rush to point the finger at someone else – inthis case, GPs – appears to clearly illustrate why MDs and CEOs are reluctantfor HR practitioners to become involved in strategic matters. Meanwhile, your last ‘HR Strategy Forum’ (23 September) featured answers toa case study that comprehensively spelt out the basic steps required to ensurethe success of a change process within any business. Your expert panel also gave very credible answers to two other fundamentalHR issues: union recognition and employee involvement. However, on the evidenceof the case study – a financial services business – did the panel reallyaddress the issue from a business perspective and offer anything other than thestandard ’employer of choice’ and ‘engage your staff’ approaches? The case study highlighted that the business in question had a call centre(which shows it was not a core business) and high staff turnover in an areawhere unemployment is low (meaning attractive salaries had to be offered andextra costs were incurred through recruitment and retention). None of your expert strategists’ answers mentioned the possibility oflooking at wider solutions to the business problem. For example, could thecompany have relocated to a more favourable area, outsourced the call centre,or even ‘off-shored’ the service? Perhaps I was expecting too much, but your panel’s responses simply servedto further demonstrate how isolated HR professionals appear to be from thewider business. I realise that HR faces a chicken and egg situation. How can it become morebusiness-focused if the business itself doesn’t allow it to be involved? HRneeds to finally begin implementing solutions to the old personnel issues. Itneeds to proactively offer HR solutions that actually fit the wider businessenvironment. Until we address basic HR issues within a business, we should stopcomplaining about not being taken seriously when we attempt to get involved instrategic issues. Paul Flavin Resourcing director, The HR People Internet recruitment firm begs to differ Lucie Carrington’s article, ‘Slipping through the net’ (30 September), whichdiscussed the findings of the recent Recruitment Confidence Index (RCI), ismisleading. It claims the report makes “rough reading for internet job sites”due to the number of companies “abandoning e-recruitment altogether”.However, it fails to put key data in context, and then simply leaves out otherdata which might lead readers to the opposite conclusion. It talks about the reduction in use of internet job sites, but neglects tomention that the use of every recruitment method (with the exception of thenational press) has also decreased in the past quarter. In fact, according to the RCI, the fall in the use of job sites isrelatively minor in comparison to larger decreases in the use of selectionconsultants, employment agencies, executive searches, regional newspapers andprofessional magazines. The article also mentions some of the reasons why recruiters have reducedtheir use of job sites. But it doesn’t point out that the RCI survey didn’t askwhy recruiters had reduced their use of other recruitment methods. This givesthe impression that there are particular problems with internet recruitmentalone. I think common sense suggests that this is unlikely, especially when –as the article correctly states – the RCI study reports that recruiters’ use ofjob boards and corporate sites is set to rise. The article also omits the study’s most important finding of all: where HRprofessionals are going to invest their recruitment pounds. The RCI clearly shows that job sites will be the winners, and are set to seethe greatest increase in revenue of all recruitment methods. Andy Baker Chief executive, Workthing Get real to enjoy the fruits of diversity While we were delighted to read authors Rajan and Harris’s article ondifferent approaches to diversity (9 September, 2003), we disagree thatintelligent people think along similar lines, with perception being the onlydifference. The best leaders nurture divergent views, recognising their value in leadingchange, generating energy and inspiring new ideas. Positive change is ofteninitiated by those who challenge the status quo, and who express opinions thatare not mainstream. Corporate culture is necessary, and gives people a sense of belonging andconsistency. However, a culture that is too strong can overwhelm all that ispositive about diversity, and stifle creative thinking. This type of ‘group-think’ will be the death knell of organisations in the21st century. In 15 years of running leadership development programmes, we have repeatedlyseen how fearful participants are when they encounter a highly diverse group. However, by being encouraged to forge new networks in a safe, cross-sector,real environment, they create their own understanding of how to deal withdiversity, and find it full of opportunity. The UK’s leaders need more real experience with diversity, not thetheoretical or hypothetical kind. Julia Middleton Chief executive, Common Purpose Pay more mind to getting the right fit I completely understand Jane Robson’s letter about the war for talent (30September 2003). It drew my eye initially as I had worked for an investment bank that wasusing the same slogan to train internal staff. It is nice to see that someone is thinking more about the right ‘fit’ in apublic sector organisation. I was thrilled to land an investment bank on my CV and thought it would bemy last move. But the organisation merged not long after I joined, and I foundI didn’t ‘fit’ anymore. I felt lost. I was subsequently made redundant, and now I feel that people who don’t fitare expendable. The powers that be wait, watch you flounder, tell you it isn’tworking out and let you go, leaving you feeling that it was all your fault. I’m glad to see this problem is now being addressed, so others won’t have togo through the same experience. Details supplied Directors must face up to responsibilities I want to convey my personal feelings and probably those of thousands of HRstaff around the world. Employees are often treated like robots with no personal lives or efficiencylimits. The fault lies neither with the employee, their GP, their line mangeror the HR department, but with the directors and boards that make the decisionto line their own pockets instead of investing in people and ensuringsufficient staffing budgets. Despite our best efforts, HR staff unfortunate enough to work inorganisations where human resources take second place to operations face aconstant battle against the top dogs, who often think they can close the pursestrings as tightly as they wish without any consequences. But the result is lowmorale and high absenteeism – the responsibility for which is always assumed bythe HR department. Suggestions of holistic remedies, referrals to occupational healthspecialists and gradual integration back into the workplace after periods ofabsence, are only possible if the HR function is given the adequate resources(man, money and minutes) to facilitate such methods. In my opinion, our directors and boards need to stop concentrating on whichyacht to buy this year, and start considering the thousands of individuals theymay be responsible for instead. Details supplied Variation is the key to stress reduction I work as a personnel officer and deal with a fair number of factoryworkers. I fully understand the comments of Mary Louise Brown (Letters, 16September), and agree that a repetitive position can easily result in stress. However, counting the sicknotes should be looked at more closely. If we didnot keep a record of the sickness levels within an organisation, we would notbe able to properly manage absenteeism or monitor workplace issues. In my company, we used to have problems with sicknotes related to stress,but when I started to look beyond them, I discovered that it is better to delveinto what makes a difference. We introduced job rotation and enjoyable training days. The latter includedfactory workers, office staff and management. Since then, we have hardly seen asicknote for stress in the past two years. I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that only a clinicalpsychologist could correctly diagnose stress? Christopher Manson Personnel officer, Shetland Catch Strategic investment is needed in training I read with interest your article on the skills managers are missing today(23 September 2003). It would seem that the majority of organisations still don’t have strategictraining programmes in place, resulting in vital skills gaps being ignored andproductivity and employee motivation levels dropping. Our recent survey found that only one in five workers are actually trainedin the specific skills they need to carry out their current jobs effectively. Aworrying read. If companies want to meet business goals and remain competitive, they muststart investing strategically in training – ensuring long-term businesssuccess, and not just short-term satisfaction. Laura Kelly International marketing communications manager, NETg last_img read more

Here are Elliman and Corcoran Sunshine’s top producers of 2020

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Email Address* Jennifer Kalish was Elliman’s top individual broker, while Holly Parker led the top team in Manhattan. (Douglas Elliman)UPDATED, March 5 2021, 5:40 p.m.: Awards season is here for residential brokerages, but like this year’s Golden Globes, it’s being celebrated in a much lower key. Douglas Elliman swapped its gala for an announcement, while Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group announced its awards virtually.Annual awards are a tradition for some firms, providing a platform for the head honchos to recognize agents who earned the most in gross commission income, or GCI, which is split between brokerage and agent. Typically, everyone dresses to the nines to attend a fancy party where the top earners are revealed.This year everyone stayed home as firms tried to celebrate their biggest producers at a distance.“Even though we cannot celebrate together in person as in years past, it is important for us to honor our incredibly skilled agents,” said Howard Lorber, Elliman’s executive chairman, in a statement.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreAlexander Team cleans up at The ElliesVince Viola’s $25.5M mansion sale breaks Brooklyn recordCovid discount? Condo developers are barely budging Message* Elliman’s awards, dubbed the Ellies, came as the firm announced its national sales volume totalled $29.6 billion over more than 46,300 sales and rental deals. Of its 6,700 agents nationwide, 72 agents and teams earned more than $1 million in GCI last year, making them so-called Pinnacle winners.The top Manhattan team by GCI was Holly Parker’s, while Jennifer Kalish was the top individual broker in the borough. No. 1 by transaction volume was the Rubin Team, led by Josh Rubin, and Ann Cutbill Lenane closed the most deals as an individual.Brooklyn’s strongest performers were Aran Scott and Anthony Robles’ team, while the individual agent who earned the most was Bren Salamon. The Scott/Robles Team and Salamon both also led the firm in Brooklyn transaction volume. The firm highlighted the role of Lindsay Barton Barrett’s team in closing the most expensive home sale in Brooklyn history — $25.5 million for billionaire Vincent Viola’s Brooklyn Heights townhouse.Elliman also acknowledged the Eklund-Gomes Team’s 10-year anniversary with an inaugural Icon Award. The team’s size and expansion into markets outside New York City was conditioned on its withdrawal from the Ellies.Corcoran Sunshine held its awards virtually, honoring its sales team at GID Development Group’s Waterline Square as the team of the year for generating the highest sales volume across the firm’s portfolio. The team was led by Melissa Win and included agents Joe Alvarez, Norma-Jean Callahan, Jordana Espinosa and Elizabeth Venter.The sales team at Tishman Speyer’s 11 Hoyt was recognized for the largest number of contracts signed, 63, which Corcoran Sunshine claimed was a citywide record. The team included Liliane David, Bess Dulany, Elyse Leff, Desiree McTear, Jennifer Williams and senior sales director Blake Weissberg.The new-development marketing arm highlighted a $19.5 million sale at L + M Development’s 25 Park Row as the deal of the year, in which the buyer purchased a penthouse — won over by its outdoor space during the pandemic.The Corcoran Group’s top New York City agents were the Carrie Chiang & Janet Wang Team in Manhattan, and Deborah Rieders in Brooklyn. The DelleCave Team was the biggest producer in the rental market.Brown Harris Stevens also held a virtual event on Thursday, at which Lisa Lippman was heralded at the top broker in New York City and across the company. Mike Lubin’s team got the nod as the top team in New York City. The firm also gave former Halstead agents Richard Orenstein and the Harkov Lewis Team a nod.Update: This piece was updated to include information from the Corcoran Group and Brown Harris Stevens. Contact Erin Hudson Share via Shortlink Corcoran SunshineDouglas EllimanResidential Real Estate Full Name*last_img read more

Record £20,000 fine for unlicensed landlord with 62 properties

first_imgHome » News » Record £20,000 fine for unlicensed landlord with 62 properties previous nextRegulation & LawRecord £20,000 fine for unlicensed landlord with 62 propertiesLocal man Charles Baker is to pay fine and costs after failing to gain relevant licences from Rent Smart Wales.Nigel Lewis17th December 201802,561 Views A Welsh landlord with 62 apartments within 16 rented properties has been fined  a record £20,000 for failing to obtain a licence from Rent Smart Wales to operate them.Charles Baker of Cyncoed Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff was found guilty at the city’s Magistrates Court (pictured, above) and will now have to pay the fine plus costs of £741.Baker, who didn’t attend the hearing, was found guilty of both failing to obtain a licence to carry out lettings and management activities for his properties, which are in the Roath area of the city.“Rent Smart Wales was introduced to drive up standards in the private rented sector and to help professionalise the role of a landlord for the benefit of themselves and their tenants.,” says Councillor Lynda Thorne (left), Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities at Cardiff Council, the single licensing authority for Rent Smart Wales“It’s quite shocking that a landlord with so many properties in the city has sought to evade compliance.“However, it really doesn’t matter if you are a landlord with 60 properties or just the one because all self-managing landlords must be licensed with Rent Smart Wales to operate legally.“We are prosecuting landlords for non-compliance across Wales and will continue to do so to root out the minority who are foolish enough to believe the law doesn’t apply to them.”Landlords who let and manage their own properties are required under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 to be registered and licensed with Rent Smart Wales.     Rent Smart Wales Cardiff charles baker December 17, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 2021last_img read more