New development team at ZSL

first_img  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New development team at ZSL Tagged with: Capital appeal Management Recruitment / people Two staff have joined the development team at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).Philippa Roberts is the new Head of Development at ZSL, moving from Rio Tinto where, as Corporate Relations Adviser, she managed the company’s partnerships with environmental organisations. Before that she worked at Earthwatch Europe for seven years, for the last three of those as Head of Corporate Programmes responsible for corporate fundraising and project management. Advertisement 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis At ZSL, Philippa’s new role will involve setting up the capital campaign for the new aquatic centre, the campaign for the new rainforest exhibit at London Zoo, and increasing funding for ZSL’s activities as a whole.Teague Flannery has joined Philippa as Development Executive for ZSL. Formerly a fundraiser at The Migraine Trust, Teague will be working with Philippa to increase funding for the organisation from individuals, trust and companies, as well as carrying out research for two capital appeals, the new aquatic centre and the rainforest exhibit. The charity is planning to recruit further development staff in 2005. Howard Lake | 26 August 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Bug experts dismiss worry about US ‘murder hornets’ as hype

first_imgDon’t worry honey, the “murder hornets” are just hype!According to insect experts, people should “calm down” about the murder hornets unless you are a beekeeper or a honeybee.The Asian giant hornets were recently discovered in Washington and made headlines when they became nicknamed as “murder hornets.”Experts say the bugs can kill humans, but it only happens on rare occasion. Although, they can cause serious trouble since these giant hornets can kill off entire hives of honeybees.Washington Agriculture Department entomologist Chris Looney, who is working on the state’s search for these large hornets, says “They are not `murder hornets.’ They are just hornets,” and many other experts want to get rid of their nickname.Looney also said that “The number of people who are stung and have to seek medical attention is incredibly small.”Hornet, wasp and bee stings kill on average 62 people a year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.With that being said, experts want Americans to know that these hornets are not coming to take over and kill people.“This is 99% media hype and frankly I’m getting tired of it,” said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. “Murder hornet? Please.”For bees and the people who rely on them for a living this could be yet another massive problem, but it is not one yet.last_img

Tip leads police to nurse home struggling with amount of dead bodies

first_imgThe Andover Police department in New Jersey says a tip about a possible body in a shed, has led them to find that one of the states largest nursing homes has been struggling to deal with the amount of deceased people in their care.The discovery was made on Monday at the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center II.Police say when they arrived to the location they did not find a body in a shed, however, they did find that the facility only built to handle four deceased people at a time, had at least 17 bodies.Each of the bodies were found in the building’s morgue in a body bag that identified each person.Authorities say they were asked to assist medical staff in relocating 13 of the bodies to a refrigerated trailer at Newton Medical Center.Four of the bodies remained at the morgue.“The staff was clearly overwhelmed and probably short-staffed,” Andover Police Chief Eric Danielson, one of the responding officers, told CNN. “The residents were expiring. Why? We’re not sure if it’s from Covid-19 or from other diseases, but we tried our best to ease the burden.”Danielson went on to say that he has never seen so many bodies at once in a nursing home:“It is by far one of the most bodies at one time that I’ve experienced in terms of a nursing home. Based upon the pandemic and the numbers we saw coming out of the facility, I don’t know if I’m necessarily shocked about that. It’s an unfortunate situation altogether.”While the center has been linked to around 68 cases of the coronavirus with 28 deaths, it is unclear if any of the 17 deceased was affected by the virus.The 2,543 licensed beds, making it one of the largest nursing homes in New Jersey, however, the facility was rated “much below average” by Medicare in March according to Danielson.last_img read more

England Golf Buying Group Reaches Major Milestone

first_img The England Golf Buying Group has announced that it has extended its partnership with the purchasing alliance Golf Management Group (GMG).The extension was agreed at the end of a successful first full year working together during which the 200-plus clubs which signed up to the England Golf Buying Group made combined savings over £500,000, particularly in the costs of gas and electricity, food and waste disposal.During that period, the clubs involved in the Buying Group amassed over 56 million units of energy, which equates to nearly £6 million of electricity and gas, something which provides considerable leverage when negotiating prices for member clubs.“We are delighted by the way clubs have embraced this opportunity to make savings and benefits for their businesses and believe many more will join us when other clubs learn how successful it has been,” said Iain Lancaster, England Golf Club Support Manager.The partnership between England Golf and GMG began in 2017, offering clubs free membership for a year. By joining, clubs could get significant discounts as a result of using collective purchasing power. Golf Management Group’s experts look at a club’s expenditure and report back on potential savings in key areas such as energy, waste and food and beverage. In addition, clubs can also gain access to GMG’s “Contracts Manager”, a simple, secure online tool which helps keep track of the day-to-day service and utility contracts. With Contracts Manager in place, no club will miss an end date and run into expensive extended terms.The Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent is just one of the English clubs to have benefited from the service provided by the England Golf Buying Group.The Open venue has made significant savings on its insurance as well as other economies on waste disposal and energy supply.“I took some convincing of the potential benefits, but it’s been very good and all done very efficiently,” said Club Secretary, Tim Checketts. “It saves us time and effort shopping around and they have some useful management tools which alert us to contract renewal times.”Bedford and County Golf Club is another big beneficiary.The club has cut the cost of its hygiene services by 25% and also made savings on waste disposal. It is also currently discussing brewery options. General Manager Steve Vinnicombe said: “We have made savings and it has been of benefit to the club. They have made it all very easy for us, it’s been a simple and smooth process.”GMG director Scott Partington believes the key to the success of the partnership is collaboration, both on the part of GMG and England Golf and on the part of the clubs.He said: “Our two organisations are working hard to ensure clubs are aware of the benefits, and the clubs are seeing that utilising this service to pool their resources ensures savings are sustained year on year.”Since becoming an England Golf Preferred Partner, GMG has gone on to partner Wales Golf and Scottish Golf to extend their support for their clubs.Clubs wishing to be part of the England Golf buying group should visit www.golfmanagementgroup.co.uk/england-golfEngland Golf’s affiliated clubs can access the network of Club Support Partners. A full list of partners can be found here – https://www.englandgolf.org/article/preferred-partners/ 23 Sep 2019 England Golf Buying Group Reaches Major Milestone Tags: Club Support, Golf Management Group, Preferred Partnerslast_img read more

Kootenay swimmers burning up pool; Kelsey Andrusak earns national qualification

first_imgThere’s something fantastic happening in the Kootenay Swim Club.Kootenay Swim Club swimmers are returning with some amazing results at recent competitions in Fernie, Victoria and Kelowna.“It has been a terrific season thus far,” said coach Chris Wright.Last week in Kelowna, at the Kelowna Long Course Invitational, Nelson’s Kelsey Andrusak became the first Kootenay swimmer in the club’s five-year history to qualify nationally.“Kelsey qualified in three events; 50-meter Freestyle and 50 and 100-meter Breaststroke, and will have the opportunity to race against swimmers the best swimmers in her age range from across the country,” Wright exclaimed.Wright said Sam Mathew and Andrusak lead the way in high points category for their age group and achieving final swims at night which placed them either first or in the top three overall.   Morgan Robertson-Weir and Stevenson McCulloch showed that they were fit to stand up and race at a regional level throughout the meet, achieving top finishes in their heats and even getting a second swim at finals for McCulloch in the 200 Butterfly.Wright said Kootenay swimmers set more than 13 club records in Kelowna.The recent string of success started in Fernie at the Invitational meet, April 25-26.Robertson-Weir and McCulloch swam their regional standard in the 200 Individual Medley.   Together with Evelyne Upward, Kieron Sorenson, Georgia and Abi Anderson, the Kootenay team achieved 30 best times and took off over 300 seconds between all swimmers at Fernie. While some of the Kootenay swimmers were in Fernie, a few traveled to Victoria as Andrusak and Matthew achieved their Age Group National Standards in four events combined.   Andrusak achieved her age group national in the 50 and 100-meter Breaststroke while Matthew earned the gold standard in the 100 and 200-meter Breaststroke. The Kootenay Swim Club, which trains during the winter, is registered under Swim BC and Swimming/Natation Canada. All Kootenay Swim Club swimmers are registered Swim BC competitive swimmers and compete in the “O” category, if they choose to swim for a summer team afterwards.The Kootenay swimmers now travel to Wenatchee, Washington, May 29-31 to compete against top swimmers from the United States and Canada.last_img read more

Congress, NCP decide to contest equal number of seats

first_imgFormer chief minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said his party and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have finalised to contest 123 to 125 Assembly seats each and leave the rest of the 288 open for discussion or share them with smaller allies. “As per the discussions till now, Congress is going to contest somewhere between 123 and 125 seats, while an equal number of seats will be contested by the NCP. Discussions on around 40 seats is yet to take place,” Mr. Chavan said at a press conference. While in 2014, the two parties contested independently, prior to that, the Congress would have a larger share. However, given that the NCP won four seats in the Lok Sabha polls and the Congress only one, the allies seem to have agreed on contesting an equal number of seats. When asked about other allies, Mr. Chavan said the Congress is in talks with the Samajwadi Party and the Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Paksha. “We want to join hands with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi. But they are not willing to form an alliance with the NCP … We can give them a few seats from our share, but they have to accept NCP as well,” Mr. Chavan said. He ruled out any talk of alliance with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen. When asked whether the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will be part of the alliance, Mr. Chavan said local level talks could be under way. “But we have not yet decided,” he said.On Wednesday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi. According to sources, the meeting was to finalise the seat-sharing formula. Earlier, Mr. Chavan said the State government was not doing enough to bring foreign direct investment (FDI) into the State, and dared Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to provide district-wise figures of FDI inflow since 2014.Speaking about the Centre’s ambitious plans to get the country’s economy to the $5 trillion mark by 2025, Mr. Chavan said knowing the size of an economy was not enough to gauge its health. “You need to know the GDP growth rate and the current per capita income. I challenge the Centre and Maharashtra government to provide the correct figures. Our economy is in a shambles due to the policies of the Narendra Modi government. It has been misleading the youth and farmers,” Mr. Chavan said.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup action

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup actionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe hopes to keep his place for the next round of the Carabao Cup.Tuazebe captained United to their shootout win over Rochdale this week.United travel to Chelsea for the fourth round next month in an all-Premier League blockbuster. “These are the kind of games you want to be playing,” said Tuanzebe. “People dismiss the Carabao Cup and say it is a nothing kind of trophy. But you respect the teams who are in it and you respect the competition. Chelsea will be a big game and we want to win it and march on.” last_img

JKs relation with India will end if terms and conditions of its

first_imgSrinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday that the relation of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if the terms and conditions of the state’s accession to the Union were changed.”2020 will also be a deadline from Jammu and Kashmir to the nation. If you remove those terms and conditions on which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India, our relation with the country will also end,” Mehbooba told reporters after filing her nomination papers from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. The former chief minister was responding to BJP president Amit Shah’s assertion that Article 35A, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir in terms of residency rights, will be repealed by 2020. On the Congress manifesto, Mehboba said it was word by word same as the Agenda of Alliance agreed upon between her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the BJP at the time of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015. “Congress manifesto is same as what Mufti Mohammad Sayeed kept in Agenda of Alliance with BJP…status quo on Article 370, revocation of AFSPA, holding dialogue and reducing army footprint from civilian areas. It is word by word the same thing,” she asserted.last_img read more

Football JT Barrett named finalist for Davey OBrien Award

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) looks to throw a pass in the first half in the game against Illinois on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 52-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award Monday.Barrett joins Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph as the three finalists for the award, given out annually to the nation’s top quarterback.Barrett, who was named one of 18 semifinalists on Nov. 7, has thrown for 2,698 yards and 32 touchdowns, the fifth-most in the country. He has rushed for eight more touchdowns and 605 yards.Troy Smith won the Davey O’Brien Award in 2006, the only Buckeye to do so.Mayfield, whose Sooners are No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, has thrown for 3,816 yards and 34 scores. His completion percentage of 70.8 is No. 1 in the nation.Rudolph has the most passing yards in the country, with 4,115. He has also tossed 33 touchdowns.The winner will be announced Dec. 7 at the College Football Awards. read more