AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Time for charities to submit 2001 annual returns 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. 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Commission is encouraging charities to submit their annual returns before the deadline to avoid being named and shamed on its Web site.The Charity Commission says that, with just a few weeks to go, they are still waiting for many charities to send them their 2001 accounts, annual returns and annual reports.By law, any charity with annual income and expenditure of more than £10,000 must submit these documents within ten months of the end of its financial year. Most charities should already have sent their 2001 accounts; those whose financial year-end was 31 December 2001 have until 31 October 2002 to meet the deadline. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 September 2002 | News If the documents are not submitted on time, the Commission regards it as evidence of poor management and says that it may begin formal inquiry action. The Commission points out that a number of trustees have been prosecuted for persistently failing to submit their documents ontime.The Commission’s Director of Operations Simon Gillespie, said: “Submission of accounts is a vital element in maintaining public confidence – not just for individual charities but for the sector as a whole. So this week, we’re urging charities not to get behind with their paperwork. The Commission takes a robust line on non-compliance. Defaulting charities can expect to find themselves listed on our web site as not having submitted their returns on time.We know that many thousands of people visit the web site every month before deciding which charities they wish to support. They will be able to see which are in default, and that will almost certainly affect their decision.”The Commission has also reminded smaller charities – those with incomes of under £10,000 a year – to make sure that their details are up to date by submitting a Charity Commission ‘Register Check Form’ every year.
Everyone once in a while, a delayed flight is a fortuitous thing.I was recently passing through Charlottesville, picking up a friend from the airport who’s flight kept getting pushed back an hour at a time. Sadly, Charlottesville airport has no bar. Luckily, Charlottesville has a growing brewery scene and Siri pointed me toward South Street Brewery, in downtown Charlottesville just off the edge of the mall. South Street is new to me, even though it’s been around since 1998. It’s one of those small gems that you can only discover while traveling. Europe is full of them–brewhouses that don’t distribute, so you can only get their beer by setting foot in their bar. Each small town has its own small brewery that makes just enough for locals and intrepid travelers.Now the South is full of them too, as craft beer infiltrates every corner of the Southern Appalachians. There are probably a dozen breweries operating within 20 miles of my house that I’ve never had the pleasure of sampling because they don’t distribute beyond the four walls of their tasting rooms. Expand the radius to 100 miles, 200 miles, and the number of small batch beers I’ve yet to drink are practically endless.Sipping a mellow Satan’s Pony Amber Ale at the bar inside South Street Brewery, it hit me that I rely too heavily on the beer store at the end of my street. It’s a good beer store that gets a wide variety of beer from all over the country, but there are so many good small-scale outfits that don’t even bottle their goodness. I gotta get out more.You should get out to South Street, if you haven’t yet. If you have already hit up South Street, find another small-scale brewer and spend some time in their bar. It takes a little more work than relying on the options that show up at your favorite beer store, but it’ll probably be worth it.
OAKLAND, Calif. – The cruise ship forcedto idle for days off the California coast because of a cluster of coronaviruscases aboard arrived in port Monday, and dozen of passengers began to leave formilitary bases where they would be quarantined or to return to their home countries. Tents stand on a wharf near the Grand Princess at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., Monday, March 9, 2020. AP As the ship sailed under the Golden GateBridge to enter the harbor, passenger Karen Schwartz Dever said “everyone washollering and clapping.” (AP) The Grand Princess pulled into the Portof Oakland with more than 3,500 people aboard — 21 confirmed to be infectedwith the newvirus. Passengers lining the balconies waved and some left the cabins wherethey had been in isolation to go on deck.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlcona County, Mich. — A Michigan State Police Sergeant is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a 2-year-old girl from running into the street, seconds before a dump truck passed.The situation unfolded last Friday as Sgt. Richards from MSP Alpena Post patrolled the Alcona area. He noticed the 2-year-old girl unattended and wandering in the roadway. Sgt. Richards acted quickly and grabbed the girl just seconds before she was about to re-enter the street. In the video, you can see the driver of a dump truck hitting their brakes as Sgt. Richards scoops up the girl.According to MSP, the mother of the child appeared just after the incident. She had lost track of her daughter seconds prior to the situation.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Lifesaving, michigan state police, Michigan State Police Alpena PostContinue ReadingPrevious Area students get a glimpse into future career opportunitiesNext High school senior gains hope, professional career before graduating
The Poly High boys cross country team is in position to celebrate a decade atop the Moore League this fall. It would be a noteworthy accomplishment to say the least. Even more so considering no other school has won more than three league titles in a row. “We’re sticking to our plan,” Fillipow said. “There is a lot of unknown. You can’t take the first meet lightheartedly. You don’t want to train through it and you can’t do a full taper or nothing is going to happen at the end. There is a lot of unknown. But we’re the favorite until somebody beats us.” Here is a look at other area teams: Lakewood: Junior David Ross finished fourth in last year’s Moore League finals and won the league 1,600-meter title in track in May. The Lancers could contend for the title with the development of seniors Jonathan Dillard, Roland Hall and Josh Stockton, junior Kyle Burtzlaff and sophomore John Gaynor. Los Alamitos: Senior Garrett McAllister helped the Griffins finish second in the rugged Sunset League and became the first Los Alamitos runner to advance to the Southern Section final since 1998. Los Alamitos is among the area’s most improved teams with McAllister, senior Daniel Lamm and junior Kyle Frost. Paramount: Senior Jesus Contreras is the two-time defending San Gabriel Valley League champion for the Pirates, who are seeking their eighth consecutive league title. Seniors Mauricio Hernandez and Edgar Vazquez are returning top-10 league finishers. St. John Bosco: It is a rebuilding year for defending Serra League champions, who are seeking their 12th consecutive league title. Junior Victor Bonilla finished second in the 3,200 meters in the Serra League finals during track. The Braves are bunched closely behind Bonilla with juniors Justin Martinez and Tim Bareto, senior Jonathan Batres and sophomore Brett McCoy. San Pedro: The Pirates are the three-time defending L.A. City Section champion. Senior David Soto has finished among the top three in the section finals the last two seasons. Juniors Steve Calise, Kelly Crawford, Chris Franco and Aaron Nunez will add depth along with sophomore Anthony Bebich, the City frosh-soph 1,600-meter champion in track. Wilson: Seniors Casey McCombs and C.J. Brewer helped the Bruins finish a close second to Poly in 2004. McCombs was the Bruins’ top finisher, placing fifth in the league finals. They are complemented by Tony Cairo, winner of the sophomore division of the season-opening Long Beach Invitational, and junior Josh Wright. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Poly has a head start with senior Ethan Durham, a third-year runner who finished third in the 2004 league finals. He is the latest in the Durham legacy at Poly that has included brothers Chad, the 1997 State Division I champion, Aaron and Bryan. Seniors Joe Griego and Victor Muro, who were 11th and 12th as Poly’s Nos. 3 and 4 runners at last year’s league finals, are back for their third season. Poly has been bolstered by the addition of senior Alex Chang, the 2004 league junior varsity runner-up, senior Garrett Alfstad and junior Nick Tan. Freshmen Sean Franklin and Andrew Neff are also competing for a spot among the top seven. Wilson and Lakewood are projected as Poly’s top challengers for the league title. A good gauge will come in the first league meet at Discovery Well Park today. Wilson defeated Poly in last year’s meet, but the Jackrabbits rebounded to claim the overall title. Fillipow, however, doesn’t plan to deter from his training cycle, which is geared toward the league finals and postseason meets in November. Even if it means taking lumps early in the season. But Poly’s decade of dominance saw the Jackrabbits win the 1997, 1998 and 2000 CIF State Division I titles and finish one through seven in the 2002 league finals. Those efforts will be hard to repeat. “It isn’t getting any easier,” third-year Poly coach Mike Fillipow said. “The league is much more balanced and the programs are building. It really is an even playing field and it’s a lot more difficult. I think it’s good for the city and makes runners rise to the occasion.”
SAN FRANCISCO — After a two-game absence with left hip soreness, Warriors forward Eric Paschall will return for Wednesday night’s game against the Trail Blazers in Portland.Paschall has undergone daily treatment on what became a lingering injury. Golden State cautiously held out Paschall, a potential Rookie of the Year candidate, in losses to the Jazz and Kings.The No. 41 pick in June’s draft, Paschall, 23, has averaged 16.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 30.9 minutes per game in 25 …
5 February 2004One of the United Kingdom’s fastest growing insurance companies, the Budget Group, has announced that it will invest R100-million to set up a call centre in Cape Town.Western Cape Finance and Economic Development MEC Ebrahim Rasool said the investment would create 200 new direct jobs and contribute to the province’s five-year target of attracting R5-billion in new investment.Over 70 companies run 160 call centres in Cape Town, employing over 7 000 people directly, with thousands more jobs in support industries. Hot line from the CapeDial SA for service Telkom, Engen and Absa have long maintained call centre facilities in Cape Town servicing the domestic market. Cape Town also speaks to customers all over the globe for a number of outsource service providers.Active Contact Solutions was reportedly the first British outsource company to set up shop in Cape Town. The company has over 60 call centre seats in Cape Town servicing its UK customers. And last year, British company Dialogue UK put R20-million into a call centre in Cape Town.GlobalTeleSales, Lufthansa’s Cape Town call centre, was set by the German airline in 1999 to fulfill its “follow-the-sun” 24/365 phone channel strategy (“Hours of Operation: 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year”, the company boasts on its website.)Swiss-based outfit Mindpearl (formerly known as Qualiflyer Customer Care Centres) also runs a state-of-the-art facility in Cape Town.“Only last week, a new call centre opened in Bellville”, Rasool said. “It’s one of the first call centres handling incoming calls from Dutch consumers, using Afrikaans speakers who have received intensive language coaching in the Dutch language.”World-class service levels of call centre staff, time-zone compatibility with Europe, high rates of fluency in English, a (still) favourable exchange rate and an advanced telecommunications industry have all contributed to the growth of South Africa’s call centre industry.South Africa became an even more attractive location to set up these businesses when a second undersea fibre-optic telephone link with Europe, along the east coast of Africa, was established last year. Another fibre-optic link runs along Africa’s west coast. Dial SA for service SouthAfrica.info reporter
27 August 2007A primary school in the poverty-stricken Wembezi township outside Estcourt is being turned into KwaZulu-Natal province’s first “inclusive centre of learning, care and support”, which will see school programmes extend beyond the classroom to food supply, health care and social services.“Schools are no longer only institutions of teaching and learning,” says the KwaZulu-Natal education department, which has identified 48 schools that will benefit from the “inclusive centres of learning, care and support” programme.The programme tackles barriers to teaching and learning such as inadequate school facilities, poverty, late enrolment, communication difficulties, children living in the streets, HIV/Aids, insufficient support of educators, poor health and other “psycho-social disturbances”.The initiative brings together the education, health, social services and home affairs departments, as well as the SA Police, the Love Life campaign, the Media in Education Trust and local municipalities.The programme focuses on areas with a high unemployment rate among parents, coupled with high mortality rates that have left children orphaned and in the care of their grandparents.Some of the services to be provided at schools include the conversion of a classroom into a health and wellness centre to offer support such as HIV/Aids counselling.The inclusive centres will also offer residents with services such as access to social grants, issuing of birth certificates and support for abused persons.Schools chosen as inclusive centres will intensify their life skills education programmes and engage with the local community to gain their trust and encourage them to get involved.“We cannot simply assume that both the parents of learners are alive and that they have enough food and a room with a table and chair to do their homework,” Provincial education minister Ina Cronje said at the launch of the first centre at Muntuza Primary School last week.“Very often, these essential systems we regard as normal do not exist.”“It becomes very difficult for the education department if children have no birth certificates or parents have no identity documents,” Cronje added. “Without these basic documents, grandmothers who need grants for themselves and the children they look after cannot access them.”Source: BuaNews
While Olympus has long been respected in photography circles, the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II positions the company to infiltrate the world of video production.Top image via Kaiman WongKai Wong (of former DigitalRev fame) got his hands on the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and it really blew him away. When he first saw the camera at Photokina, he walked away saying it was the second best thing he saw at the camera tradeshow.It’s a tough body. It’s dust-proof, it’s splash-proof, it’s freeze proof… but who cares about that. We want to go shooting.And that’s just what they did. Check out the results and Kai’s review here.For any vloggers out there, Kai thinks this may be one of the best new setups you can have.This has one of the best image stabilization systems around.This is as perfect as a Micro Four Thirds camera can get, for now.Kai admits he wouldn’t use video footage above ISO 6400, even though the camera goes up to ISO 25,600. There are also issues with the continuous auto-focus remaining in focus. Between this camera and the GH4, Kai would still opt to stick with his GH4 for video.He compares the two in his video, but for reference, here’s another video (from Kroupski Pro via Fstoppers) comparing the 4K stabilization of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II and the Panasonic GH4.For a look at some of the impressive Olympus E-M1 Mark II 4K footage, check out this compilation video from Mathieu Gasquet.Olympus E-M1 Mark II Camera Specs:Micro Four Thirds20.4MP Live MOS Sensor12-bitSD/SDHC/SDXC3.0″ Rotating Touchscreen MonitorDCI 4K at 24fpsUHD 4K up to 30fps1080p up to 60fps29-Minute Video Clip Length5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image StabilizationExpanded ISO 25600Dual F.A.S.T. 121-Point Autofocus SystemWeather-Sealed ConstructionThe camera is available for pre-order now with a starting price of $1999 USD.
PBA IMAGESIn what was practically a fight for survival, NLEX found it’s A-game again and brought down a league powerhouse that had even its outspoken coach dazed somewhat.The Road Warriors rallied from 14 points down in the third period and overcame extreme disadvantage in size to trip Barangay Ginebra to prevail, 81-78, that snapped a four-game slide and put the team back in the PBA Philippine Cup playoff hunt at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Veteran Cyrus Baguio scored 11 points in the fourth and was the main reason why the Road Warriors had a shot at winning it in the endgame.And while NLEX was practically seamless when it mattered, the Kings sputtered, lapsing into a series of bad shots and one error by Sol Mercado in checking back into the game that gave the Road Warriors a free point.Mercado failed to report to the scorer’s table in replacing Slaughter, and Larry Fonacier capped off a 17-point night by making the technical free throw for 80-78 with 4.4 seconds left.Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio also had crucial misses from the field which could have tied it all up, and Slaughter split his charities with 17.3 left which could have knotted the game at 79 and applied more pressure on the Road Warriors.Still, the road remains tough for NLEX, a pre-tournament favorite which won its first two games before going on a tailspin. The Road Warriors still have Meralco, Alaska, Blackwater and TNT on their schedule as they shoot for a place in the upper half of the playoff bracket.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yeng Guiao doesn’t have an explanation as to how they came out on top of a wild finish that saw his Warriors dodge one bullet after the other before rising to 3-4 and tying their victims to be in the middle of the 12-team pack.“It was really tough. It was just sheer determination and hard work,” Guiao said. “We don’t know that we won, so please don’t ask me how we won that game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Warriors came into the game as the decided underdogs, what with that four-game skid and the 7-foot Greg Slaughter returning to action for Ginebra after a two-game absence. The Kings were also riding the momentum of a huge upset of defending three-time champion San Miguel Beer.“We have given ourselves a chance to be in the fight [for the playoffs],” Guiao went on. “And we broke the losing streak. That is very important.” Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ancajas to show he’s ready for world boxing spotlight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Meanwhile, the Beermen dispute the solo lead with sister team Magnolia Sunday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo, with San Miguel shooting to bounce back from that loss to Ginebra.Game time is 6:45 p.m. after Alaska seeks to extend a five-game winning run of its own against GlobalPort at 4:30 p.m. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum View comments