Howard Lake | 2 June 2004 | News Tagged with: Digital We would welcome all constructive suggestions, whether you’re new to the site or a user since our early days. We shall try to acknowledge suggestions but if we get too many we might have to waive that offer. Rest assured that we shall give all suggestions due consideration and feed them into our site plans if we can. Thank you.Contact Howard Lake with your suggestions and requests. How can we improve UK Fundraising? We’re putting together our plans for improving the site so do let us know if there is something you would like us to add, remove or improve.UK Fundraising has a few more ideas up its sleeve to improve what we offer via the Web site and e-mail to fundraisers and the fundraising industry. We’re about to start pulling together these ideas, so now would be a very good time to send us your requests for improvements.Is there something the site doesn’t offer yet that it should? Could it do something better? Can you find what you want easily enough? Or is there something that annoys you every time you visit the site but you’ve not got round to letting us know? Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Any requests for improvements to UK Fundraising? 27 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Newsx Adverts It’s emerged that Donegal Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has repaid some travel expenses after it emerged that he lived closer to Leinster House than he initially claimed.Last May, he submitted a claim based on his Falcarragh home being 370 km from Leinster House, placing it in “Band 12”, which entitled him to almost 33,000 euro a year. However, in July, two other forms were submitted, one placing him in Band 11 and the other in Band 9.He subsequently confirmed the Band 9 designation was correct, and his home was 290km from Leinster House, cutting his annual entitlement by over 2,000 euro.It’s understood the reductions are based on the route taken to Dublin after new rules were introduced in Leinster House banning so called “Scenic Route” mileage. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – May 28, 2012 Previous articleDonegal Relay for Life successful beyond expectationsNext articleTreaty referendum voting takes place on Donegal’s islands today News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week O’Domhnaill repays overclaim on travel expenses
The government has unveiled plans for the quicker resolution of workplace disputes – as new research suggested that UK employers remained “cautious” on recruitment.In his opening speech at the second reading of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, the Business Secretary Vince Cable set out the government’s plans to introduce a measure to boost business confidence and ease the handling of workplace disputes.Meanwhile, a study by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG suggested the rate of permanent placements across the UK continued to grow in May, but at the slowest rate for five months. The REC said: “This month’s data shows employers are becoming more cautious about hiring and the figures have been getting weaker over the last two months.”Under the measures outlined yesterday by Cable, employers will be able to offer settlement agreements before a formal dispute arises and will be legally protected from this offer being used as evidence in an unfair dismissal tribunal case.Employees will also continue to enjoy full protection of their employment rights, as they can choose to reject the offer of a settlement agreement and proceed to a tribunal.Cable said: “This Bill is an important part of this government’s plan for long-term growth: fostering enterprise, supporting business and creating jobs.“Settlement agreements are smart, fair and pro-business reforms, which deliver results for employees and employers. It empowers employers by enabling them to keep their workforce flexible and encouraging alternative ways of solving workplace problems, rather than resorting to a tribunal. But crucially, it does so in a way that keeps the necessary protections for employees in place.”>> Government outlines food export plan>>Mandatory display of food hygiene rating planned
19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John San Filippo John is the co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in B2B marketing to community financial institutions. He started out in the savings and loan industry, but wisely … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Details This has happened to me a number of times. Maybe it’s happened to you, too.You stumble across a hole-in-the-wall restaurant you never even noticed before. The food is absolutely fantastic. The employees treat you like family. And the prices make it possible to take the whole crew out for dinner without breaking the bank.Then one day you show up hungry as can be, only to find locked doors and a “closed” sign. What went wrong?Most likely, the owners suffered from what I call “Field of Dreams” syndrome. They thought that if they created a great restaurant, people would magically appear at their door. In other words, they thought they didn’t need and/or couldn’t afford marketing. Truth be told – and as time proved – they couldn’t afford to not market.Of course, “Field of Dreams” syndrome isn’t limited to just the food-service industry. In fact, I see quite a bit of it in the financial technology space. Companies large and small view marketing as somewhat of an extravagant expense – a nice-to-have rather than a must-have. The real fallacy here is looking at marketing as an expense at all.If you had purchased 1,000 shares of Apple stock in 2003, it would have cost you about $14,000. That’s not chump change. However, if you had held it until now, it would be worth several million dollars. Please, please tell me if you think there’s a single person on this entire planet who would moan and groan about the expense of having to shell out $14,000 for Apple stock, given this scenario. Clearly any sane person would view this as an investment, not an expense. And they’d be damned happy about it.With that thought in mind, it blows me away that companies grumble at the thought of putting money into marketing – an endeavor that’s proven to help grow companies and contribute to the bottom line. Marketing is an investment and – executed properly – it carries a measurable and favorable ROI. If your marketing isn’t making you money, you’re doing it wrong. There’s no other way to say it.The big question is: How much should you really be spending on marketing? Google around and you’ll find varying opinions, but they all seem to fall within the range of 5-10 percent of total revenue. And in fact, that appears to be what B2B companies are actually spending. A survey conducted by CMOsurvey.org based on 2013 data, but likely in line with what’s happening today, showed that in the B2B sector, both product and service companies spent about eight percent of total revenue on marketing. That’s across all revenue sizes.Interestingly, it was the smallest companies – those with less than $25M in revenue – that spent the most on marketing as a percentage of revenue. These companies spent over 11 percent of revenue on marketing. Incidentally, the lowest spending revenue range was $500M-$1B, at only 3.5 percent.Is your marketing investment at least somewhere in the general ballpark of the numbers I shared above? If not, do you think it’s because you know something everybody else doesn’t, or because everybody else knows something you don’t? I hate to break it to you (okay, honestly I don’t), but if you’re under-investing in marketing, you’re really doing your company a disservice.You know the old saying. You have to spend money to make money. That’s not exactly true. You have to invest money to make money. And when you invest wisely in marketing, you can make more money than you ever thought possible.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A black-clad armed robber is believed to be responsible for nine robberies and one fatal shooting at gas stations and convenience stores in Nassau County, sparking a massive manhunt for the suspect and increased patrols in the targeted communities, Nassau police’s top cop said.“This subject has demonstrated that he is very violent, or can be very violent,” acting police commissioner Thomas Krumpter said during a press conference at the police department’s Mineola headquarters Tuesday. The investigation “is one of the highest priorities of this department at this time,” he added.To that point, Krumpter was joined by a slew of high-ranking police officials, including the commanders of the both the homicide and robbery squads, which are conducting a joint investigation into the robberies. The Major Case Bureau and Bureau of Special Operations are also assisting in the investigation.Krumpter said nine robberies and one homicide—beginning in Dec. 20 and continuing through February—are being investigated as pattern crimes, and a single assailant is believed to be involved.The suspect is described as a black man between 5-feet, 11-inches and 6-feet tall, with a thin build, wearing all black Nike clothing, a black mask, black gloves, black Nike sneakers with red laces and armed with either a black or a silver revolver. He has targeted seven gas stations and two 7-Eleven stores in Westbury, Hicksville and Jericho, police said. Cash was taken in all of the incidents.The latest incident occurred on Feb. 8, at a Shell gas station on Jericho Turnpike, police said. A Mobil Gas Station on Old Country Road in Westbury has been robbed twice during the one-man crime spree, police said.Investigators also believe the suspect is the same individual who gunned down a 58-year-old Jericho gas station attendant on Jan. 28. Krumpter declined to go into details about what transpired before the gunman fired into Hany Awad’s abdomen, killing him. Police have not classified the incident a robbery, and have not said if anything was taken.“It is unusual to have this number in this time, but what is more concerning is the fact that the homicide is consistent with the pattern of the robberies—and that raises the stakes and makes it very concerning to this department,” Krumpter said.Speaking to residents, Krumpter urged anyone who notices anything suspicious to call 911 immediately. He also urged gas station and convenience store workers to comply if met by an armed assailant. Police have visited all gas stations and convenience stores in the targeted areas, Krumpter said.“We do have a significant amount of resources that are also involved and a significant increase of patrols,” he added.Investigators have also determined that a Shell gas station robbery in North Woodmere on Monday involving a knife-wielding suspect is not a part of this crime spree, police said.Crime Stoppers is offering an award of up to $10,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. A separate $25,000 reward is being offered as part of the homicide investigation.Below are a list of locations that the suspect is believed to have targeted:1) 12/20/2014 2:20 AM, Citgo Gas Station, 495 Union Ave. Westbury, N.Y.2) 12/31/2014 3:27 AM, Mobil Gas Station, 79 Old Country Rd, Westbury, N.Y.3) 01/08/2015 12:25 AM, 7-11 Store, 384 West John St., Hicksville, N.Y.4) 01/12/2015 11:50 PM, Mobil Gas Station, 79 Old Country Rd., Westbury, N.Y.5) 01/13/2015 12:01 AM, 7-11 Store, 384 West John St. Hicksville, N.Y.6) 01/17/2015 6:05 PM, Citgo Gas Station, 495 Union Ave , Westbury, N.Y.7) 01/19/2015 9:14 PM, Hess Gas Station, 880 Old Country Rd., Westbury, N.Y.8) 01/28/2015 9:10 PM, BP Gas Station, 39 Jericho Tpke, Jericho, NY.9) 02/06/2015 9:35 PM, Hess Gas Station, 800 Jericho Tpke, Westbury, NY.10) 02/08/2015 10:20 AM, Shell Gas Station, 420 Jericho Tpke, Jericho, NY.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone and everything in the world over the past three and half months. Among those affected are millions of intellectually challenged athletes, who are in the middle of routine training.In response to this situation, the Washington-based Special Olympics International has ordered all its branch organizations to stop outdoor activities throughout 2020, with coaching clinics held instead. The local branch, Special Olympics of Indonesia (SOIna), responded to the recommendation by arranging online training dubbed the Coaching Clinics Special Olympics Learning Portal on Thursday, which lured 200 participants. Topics : The coaching clinics were held in line with recommendations, in accordance with health and safety protocols.Special Olympics Asia Pacific Amrain Siregar said similar events were being held globally so that all stakeholders would get all the necessary updates and maintain their condition during the pandemic. Besides the coaching clinics, a series of webinars have also been prepared.
Aubameyang is yet to have officially signed a new deal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright says the most vital piece of business Mikel Arteta needs to take care of this summer is tying down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new contract.The Gabon international is yet to commit his future to the north London club with less than a year remaining on his current deal.Aubameyang once again proved his worth to the Gunners last season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions, including a brace in the FA Cup victory over Chelsea.The 31-year-old carried his good form over to the new campaign, scoring the winning penalty in the Community Shield to beat Premier League champions Liverpool at Wembley.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have already completed the signings of Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, while Atletico’s Thomas Partey is a priority signing.Wright believes persuading Aubameyang to extend his stay at the Emirates is Mikel Arteta’s most important task this summer.‘To be honest, I think he will be the most significant signing Mikel can make,’ Wright told Good Morning Britain. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Sep 2020 1:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.3kShares Advertisement Ian Wright admits new Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal would be Arsenal’s most ‘significant’ business this summer Wright says Arsenal must tie down Auba (Picture: Getty Images)‘We do need to make that happen, simply because of what he brings to that team. When you look at the chances created for Arsenal, they were 16th in the league and he still scored the amount of goals he scored.‘So if you can imagine, we can start creating more with the players we have signed – the Willians and people like that – then he is going to score more goals.‘It is imperative that he signs.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSpeaking after the Community Shield win, Arteta once again reiterated his confidence that Aubameyang will put pen to paper on a new deal.‘I keep saying the same thing,’ the Spaniard told BT Sport. ‘I try to do my job, which is convince him that he is in the right place, that he has the environment here to produce the moments like he’s done today and he’s done here three weeks ago.‘I am very positive that he’s going to sign but a lot of time there’s a lot of things involved in a contract deal and we are trying to show him.’MORE: Paris Saint-Germain submit £30m offer for Arsenal star Hector BellerinMORE: Mesut Ozil sends class message to Arsene Wenger after huge offer to leave ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment
In an attack similar to, but worse than the 2013 one at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, five attackers gained entry into the university, a constituent college of Eldoret’s Moi University, after killing guards at the main gate.Parents of the students who study at the college said their children have been complaining about security fearing for their lives almost on a daily basis.Al Shabab has carried out past attacks in Kenya. In 2013, it claimed responsibility for an assault on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall that left more than 60 dead. Most schools we closed in Garissa as business came to a standstill after the attack at Garissa University CollegeOne suspect, described as a terrorist by the government, was reportedly arrested while leaving the college. The attack is said to have been masterminded by a former school teacher at Garissa who is now on the run.In response to the attack, the government slapped a dawn to dusk curfew on four counties bordering Somalia — Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River — and ordered residents to remain indoors between 6.30pm and 6.30am. Students of Garrisa campus being taken to safety147 people lost their lives in a bloody day of violence and terror at the Garissa University College in North Eastern Kenya on Thursday before the siege ended later at night.Interior security minister Joseph Nkaissery said all four terrorists who participated in the dawn attack for which the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility were also killed by security forces.More than 500 people were rescued while more than seventy were injured, with several having severe injuries.The gunman attacked the University which is about 100Km from the border between Kenya and Somalia in early hours of Thursday killing students and guards indiscriminately.The attackers descended on Garissa University college at dawn shooting at the students indiscriminatelyReports said the four gunmen pretended to be going for prayers only to start shooting at the students after what reports say was a separation of the students according to their faiths. It was reported that the gunmen asked students their religion before shooting at them.The slaughter at Garissa University College, where heavily armed attackers struck at 5am, prompted President Uhuru Kenyatta to order 10,000 police recruits, whose enrollment was contested in court, to promptly report for training at the Kenya Police College, Kiganjo.“This is a moment for everyone throughout the country to be vigilant as we continue to confront and defeat our enemies,” President Kenyatta told a shocked nation in a televised address from State House, Nairobi Thursday.There was still shooting last night, even though the government had said the siege was over. No rescue workers were allowed into the campus by the military. The government had said it was merely “mopping up” just in case any of the attackers were still on the campus.
Dele Alli accepts he’s made a lot of mistakes as a Tottenham player. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe “But when you join the Premier League you start to get noticed and you have to be a role model. “I’ve always tried to live my life as a good person but I’ve made a lot of mistakes and it’s all about adapting and learning from them. Read Also:Harry Kane’s return excites Dele Alli “I’m still young and each experience is a new one for me, so it’s important to have good people around you — and I’ve always had that growing up.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alli, 23, was only 16 when he made his league debut for MK Dons and 19 when he won his first full England cap. He told the Otro YouTube channel: “After I started playing for the national team a lot of people would stop me and ask for pictures. “A year before, I was a normal kid from Milton Keynes who could go anywhere and do whatever I wanted without being noticed.Advertisement Loading…