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first_img Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility Professional services firm KPMG is helping student advice organisation Push by providing training and other services for its ‘Simply Skilled’ programme for sixth-formers from disadvantaged backgrounds.Simply Skilled will include training sessions run in schools all over the country followed by “immersive events” at KPMG offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester, designed to give them an experience of a working environment.In addition to raising the aspirations and prospects of thousands of young people, KPMG of course hopes the Simply Skilled will result in some students keen to make a career with the firm.Push will deliver the trianing sessions, bringing its own mix of independent advice and entertainment. KPMG staff will attend many of them too.On behalf of KPMG, Marianne Fallon, Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG, said: “Working with Push has helped us to come up with a plain-speaking, appealing approach that reflects KPMG’s desire to increase accessibility and improve social mobility.”Simply Skilled will run from October to the end of 2013 and there are plans to extend the scheme into 2014 and beyond.Photo: skills are the golden key by Tashatuvango on AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis KPMG supports student advice organisation in helping disadvantaged school-leavers Howard Lake | 3 October 2013 | News  30 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgKirklees a winner in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge  67 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 23 September 2014 | News Tagged with: Fundingcenter_img Other winning citiesAthens will produce Synathina, a public platform for engaged citizens. In the face of the economic crisis, this online platform will connect civil society with local institutions and local government collaboratively to devise solutions to local problems, “ensuring solid foundations and sustainable policies for the revival of Athens’ neighborhoods”.Stockholm is producing Biochar, a citywide programme that involves the city and its residents producing biochar, an organic substance that increases tree growth, sequesters carbon, and purifies storm water runoff. Citizens will bring their green waste to locations across the city for conversion to biochar and, ultimately, redistribution.Warsaw will produce Virtual Warsaw, an Urban Information System for Visually Impaired people. To facilitate mobility for the visually impaired, Warsaw will place thousands of beacons around the city that communicate with users through mobile apps. “These tools promise to transform lives, saving the visually impaired hours of travel per day and allowing them greater self-sufficiency”.Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, said:“To meet the biggest challenges of the 21st century, city leaders must think creatively and be unafraid to try new things – and the Mayors Challenge is designed to help them do that. Cities are shaping the future of our planet, and Bloomberg Philanthropies is committed to helping mayors pioneer new innovations – and to helping their most promising ideas spread around the world.”Bloomberg Philanthropies ran the inaugural Mayors Challenge in the USA. The European competition was supported by Eurocities, LES Cities, and Nestsa, the UK’s innovation foundation. 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. Kirklees in Yorkshire is one of five European towns which have won the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge. Together they have won €9 million.It joins Barcelona, Athens, Stockholm and Warsaw as winners of the competition which encourages cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life, and that have the potential to spread to other cities.More than 150 cities from 28 countries entered the 2014 Mayors Challenge. The winning cities were selected based on their idea’s vision and creativity, potential for impact, transferability, and viability of implementation.Kirklees Shares won for its idea of embracing the sharing economy to make use of untapped local resources so it can do more with less, in the face of budget cuts from national government. The town will pool the unused assets of the government and not-for-profit sectors, from lawnmowers to trucks, unused space to citizens’ skills and expertise , and make these assets available through an online sharing platform that will allow for borrowing, bartering, and time-banking.Like the other four runners-up, it will receive €1 million towards the scheme.Mayors Challenge Grand Prize winnerThe top prize went to Barcelona which will receive €5 million towards its proposal to create a digital and community ‘trust network’ for each of its at-risk elderly residents. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Previous articleTCU volleyball swept by Baylor in first home Big 12 matchNext articleHoroscope: September 26, 2017 William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Actor Taron Egerton at premiere of the film ‘Kingsman The Golden Circle’ in London, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Twitter William Konig printThe sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” moves to the U.S. but with a familiar plot and an ineffective villain, it isn’t worth the trip.Kingsman: “The Golden Circle” is the sequel to Kingsman: “Secret Service” directed by Matthew Vaughn. “The Golden Circle” takes place after the first movie and follows the Kingsman as they attempt to foil another villain’s plan.The villain this time is Poppy, played by Juliannne Moore, who is a drug dealer trying to legalize drugs in the U.S. through deadly blackmail tactics. While this may have been a cool villain in another movie, it was not as effective as Samuel L. Jackson’s villainous character from the first movie. The plot of this movie also felt familiar and didn’t add anything to make it stand out from the first movie.The big addition to this film were the Statesman, the American version of the Kingsman. The Statesman included Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal, and they all felt forced into the movie and took away from the real stars of the film. Tatum and Berry both had small, forgettable roles.Colin Firth had another good performance as Harry Hart, but it didn’t feel as authentic as his first performance in “The Secret Service.” Taron Egerton gave a fine performance as “Eggsy” but had little to no character development.While the acting in the movie was fine by most, all of the characters felt thrown in there with little to no reason why other than to have a sequel.There were some redeeming qualities to the movie, including some of the action sequences, quick humor and one fun celebrity cameo. The plentiful amount of action in “The Golden Circle” was fun, but there will never be a scene as good as the church scene from the first movie.Verdict:This film lacked the heart of the first one, so many who loved “Secret Service” will find this to be a disappointing sequel. While there was fun action and humor, most of the film felt weighed down by the boring new characters and lack of character development for the old ones. You would be best off sitting down and re-watching the original instead of going to see this.5.5/10  Welcome TCU Class of 2025 William Konig + posts ReddIt William Konig Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy Twittercenter_img Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution William Konig Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun William Konig Linkedin Facebook Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

first_imgAsia Soliday printPresidential debate turns into a series of personal attacksPresident Trump refused to let Democratic nominee Joe Biden get a word in during the first presidential debate, according to the New York Times.The president’s aggressive stance was an obvious ploy to improve his poll numbers, which have been trailing since April. While Biden attempted to ignore Trump’s interjections, he also launched his own series of personal attacks.Throughout the debate, moderator Chris Wallace struggled to keep the candidates on topic.The presidential debate kicks off the final month before voters head to the polls. Texas’ pandemic electricity relief program endsThe electricity relief program, which began for Texans in spring, is coming to a close tomorrow, according to Fox.The program has helped 600,000 Texas residents who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay their electricity bill.This program did not serve as a payment forgiveness plan. Rather, it was intended as payment deferment to buy customers time during the hot summer months.Electricity retailers are required to work with people who want to be enrolled in a payment plan moving forward. Every company must not ask for more than 50% of the outstanding payment.Consumers must take steps and contact their provider to be enrolled in a payment plan.Murder-suicide attempt in Fort Worth leaves two injuredAt 6 a.m. today, police found a woman dead at a home in Fort Worth.Police responded after receiving a call from a second woman who had been shot and called from a neighbor’s phone. She is expected to survive, according to Fox.A male suspect was taken to the hospital for two gunshot wounds in his torso and head area.The Crime Scene is located on E. Davis Avenue in Southern Fort Worth.A California man is arrested after allegedly driving into a peaceful protestPolice arrested Jong Ren Hung in May after he drove his truck directly into a peaceful protest in Pasadena. There were no injuries reported, according to CNN.When police searched Hung’s vehicle they discovered semiautomatic handguns, ammunition, a machete and $3,200.These items were found in Hung’s truck and recorded in the initial affidavit filed against him.After being released on bail, Hung purchased three firearms in Oregon and drove them across state lines into California, where he was preparing to use his family’s vineyard as a training camp for acts of civil disorder.Hung was rearrested Sept. 21 for conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines. He was arraigned and denied bail Tuesday and will remain in jail until his trial Oct. 15. Asia Soliday Asia Soliday + posts Asia Soliday Bistro Burnett shifts to Grubhub pickup only Asia Soliday Previous articleTCU faculty talk about managing a hybrid classroomNext articlePhysician declares climate change a ‘medical emergency’ in Friday Focus talk Asia Soliday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter TCU News Now 4/28/2021center_img Riff Ram Vintage holds pop-up at Common Grounds ReddIt Milton Daniel residents engage in friendly competition Twitter Facebook Linkedin Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, center, gesturing during the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Google+ Taoiseach pays tribute to troops abroad at Christmas Facebook By News Highland – December 25, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Taoiseach has paid tribute to members of the Defence Forces serving abroad over the festive season.In his Christmas message, Enda Kenny also vowed that the government will make the unemployment crisis its main priority over the coming year.Mr Kenny urged people across the country to look after the elderly and vunerable over the festive season.And, the Taoiseach singled out the Defence Forces – and praised the work they do on behalf of their country:center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleGardai warn motorists of extra checkpointsNext articleDerry PSNI appeal for information following assaults in city and Claudy News Highland Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgPhototreat/iStock(NEW YORK) — Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday that fewer people had been detained for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in July compared to June. There were 71,999 apprehensions in July compared to 94,908 in June, according to CBP. In May, there were 132,870 apprehensions — among the highest monthly rates ever recorded by CBP.Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan applauded the decline but said there is still a crisis on the border.“The situation is improving by every available metric, but, I want to be very clear, that we remain at and beyond crisis levels in illegal crossings even as our initiatives to address irregular flows and mitigate humanitarian conditions are making an impact,” McAleenan said in a statement.One reason for the drop in numbers is that there was a 26% decline in migrants coming from Guatemala from June to July, McAleenan said.During July, President Donald Trump’s administration was in talks with his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales to stem the flow of migrants reaching the southern U.S. border by crossing through Guatemala. The two countries reached a deal in late July, though it faces legal challenges.In addition, there were almost 2,000 fewer unaccompanied children were apprehended from June to July, while family unit apprehensions were down by almost 15,000, according to CBP.Single adult apprehensions also fell from 30,181 to 23,872.McAleenan said that the reduced numbers have meant that the CBP has seen reduced waits at border stations and has taken fewer children into custody.CBP has faced intense scrutiny over the conditions at certain Border Protection facilities where children are being held. Independent inspectors have claimed that migrant children were being kept at border stations with deplorable conditions, without soap, toothbrushes and with only infrequent opportunities to wash themselves. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Employers are paying lip service to employee satisfaction, says Investors in People, which runs the Government’s people management standard.Research comparing the attitudes of 700 managers and 700 employees found that half the employees believe their managers are serious about employee satisfaction. But in fact only 6 per cent of the senior managers questioned rate it as a principal business objective. IIP insisted employers are missing a trick because one in four employees also said they are more productive when they are happy. A further 13 per cent said their happiness has a direct effect on customers.Female managers are slightly more in tune with the people side of the business. Eight per cent cited employee satisfaction as an important business objective compared with 4 per cent of male managers. And 58 per cent of women managers said customer satisfaction is their principal objective, compared with 36 per cent of men. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Satisfaction is being paid lip serviceOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

first_img View post tag: USS Stockdale Back to overview,Home naval-today San Francisco Fleet Week Draws to a Close Share this article View post tag: USS Coronado The 35th annual San Francisco Fleet Week wrapped up Oct. 12, with more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen from six ships experiencing the hospitality of “The City by the Bay.”More than 25,000 guests from the Bay Area toured the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), along with U.S. Coast Guard cutter Boutwell (WHEC 719) and Canadian ship HMCS Calgary (FFH335) during the eight-day long event.During the first day of San Francisco Fleet Week 2015 (SFFW 15), the City of San Francisco Department of Emergency Management along with Sailors and Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group Three and Amphibious Craft Unit One participated in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) exercise. The exercise was designed to provide familiarization and training for amphibious landing operations and to show how they can be used to support DSCA efforts.SFFW 15 included performances by the Navy Blue Angels, multiple performances by the Navy Band Southwest, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief displays at The Marina Green Park and the traditional Italian Heritage day parade.[mappress mapid=”17177″]Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: San Francisco Fleet Week October 14, 2015 View post tag: HMCS Calgary View post tag: USS Cape St. George San Francisco Fleet Week Draws to a Closelast_img read more

first_imgBar prices at the Oxford Union are on course for a dramatic increase from Michaelmas term The bar lost almost £10,000 last year and the price hike is anticipated to be by as much 50% as a result of rising costs and falling profits. Librarian Matt Richardson said, “It is simply not viable for the Union to keep prices this low in face of spiralling costs”. The Union’s price change comes at the same time as increased prices are being introduced across Oxford’s college bars. Marcus Walker, President-Elect, admitted that “bar prices may no longer remain the cheapest in Oxford”, but the popular £1-a-pint on Carlsberg will not be affected. Union sceptics are angry at the proposed increases, especially given the complimentary drinks consumed by Committee members during discussions about this very issue. Presidential Drinks every Thursday sees large amounts of alcohol consumed by guests at members’ expense. One Secretary’s Committee member even spoke of a competition among committee members’ to make back their entire £140 membership fee in just one night at Presidential Drinks. Treasurer Ed Tomlinson stressed that several factors, including reintroducing music and carpeting in the bar area, mean that this term should see a return to profitability.ARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img read more

first_imgOxford’s Diocesan Synod has passed a motion which commits it to disinvesting from fossil fuels, making it the first diocese in the UK to divest. A resolution was also passed calling on the Church of England, which still has £60 million invested in fossil fuel companies, to follow Oxford’s example.Revd Dr Darrell Hannah, who brought forward the motion at the Oxford Diocesan Synod, was keen to emphasise its importance. He told Cherwell “I feel a real urgency of the moment. One of the IPCC reports says that we have to cap emissions by 2020 and that these emissions then need to decline rapidly thereafter. We’re not doing anything close to that.”He added, “I think of my future when we start to feel the effects of this [climate change], and more importantly I think of my son. That really does affect me.”The motion was passed by a majority of 52 votes to 37 against. Apart from divesting the Diocese has also committed to exploring opportunities for reinvestment in companies that specialise in the production of clean energy technologies.Revd Hannah insisted that Oxford’s motion will not be the last, saying “It is possible that we will have quite a number of supporting motions to Oxford’s by the time it comes to General Synod. I would certainly hope that’s the case.”Operation Noah is a Christian charity attempting to halt the advance of climate change. The charity’s Vice-Chair, Mark Letcher, commented, “We think it is likely that other Dioceses will come forward and call on the Church of England to disinvest. We also hope that other dioceses will follow Oxford’s lead by examining their own investments.”Ellie Roberts, a divestment campaigner for Operation Noah, added “We are delighted that Oxford has called on the Church of England to disinvest, and urge UK churches to disinvest as quickly as possible.”The Diocese of Oxford is now part of a growing number of fossil-free faith communities across the globe. The World Council of Churches, the Quakers in Britain and the United Church of Christ in the US have also all pledged to divest.Joshua Parikh, a member of the Christian Union at Merton, commented, “Christian values include respect for and stewardship of the Earth, as well as respect for humans and animals who could be harmed by climate change. Hopefully the Diocese, and the Church of England as a whole, will logically extend this decision to the boycott of other unsustainable practices such as animal agriculture and the meat industry.”The decision take by Oxford’s Diocesan Synod comes after Oxford City Council became the first UK council to divest from fossil fuels in September.last_img read more