Tagged with: Recruitment / people Melanie May | 31 May 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 85 total views, 1 views today 86 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Sarah Lee has been appointed as new director of fundraising at Sense.Lee joins from Macmillan Cancer Support where she spent almost five years, most recently, leading the Mass Market Fundraising teams and a Fundraising Regulatory Change programme. She also recently featured in Marketing Week’s ‘Vision 100’, which recognises the most visionary individuals in the UK marketing industry.Lee said:“It’s an exciting time to join Sense. With the number of those affected by dual sensory loss expected to double to half a million in the next 15 years, we have the ambition to reach and improve the lives of a greater number of people. As such, we must increase our fundraising income by improving our operations, developing our portfolio of fundraising products and ensuring that we continue to look after our wonderful supporters.” Advertisement New fundraising director for Sense AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Subscribe Public Safety Lincoln Navigator with Casket and Body Inside Stolen from East Pasadena Church Is Found, Suspect Arrested STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 4:57 pm Top of the News Community News Authorities today recovered a black Lincoln Navigator hearse with a casket and body inside that was stolen near a church in unincorporated East Pasadena on Wednesday night, and a suspect was taken into custody after the vehicle crashed on a freeway in the south Los Angeles area during a chase.James Juarez, 25, allegedly stole the hearse about 8:05 p.m. Wednesday from the 700 block of Rosemead Boulevard, near St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, according to Officer J. Chaves of the Los Angeles Police Department andDeputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.About 7:35 a.m. Thursday, someone saw the Navigator and notified authorities, and Los Angeles Police Department officers began chasing it near 23rd and Figueroa streets, the LAPD reported.The chase went onto the nearby southbound Harbor (110) Freeway, and the Navigator crashed about 7:50 a.m. near Vernon Avenue, the LAPD reported. At least one other vehicle was involved in the crash, and one person was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, according to reports from the Scene.The casket and body were inside the SUV, and the Juarez was taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.NBC4 reported that the keys to the Navigator were left in the ignition when it was stolen and the body was that of a woman.“Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one and bring back the deceased person and casket inside the Navigator,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted Wednesday night. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty 12 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
The Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees have requested information on the endowments of the 56 universities with the highest endowments in the country, Bloomberg Business reported last week.With an endowment of $10.5 billion, Notre Dame remains among the wealthiest universities: Bloomberg lists the University’s endowment as the sixth-largest in the country.Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass said the inquiry was not unusual.“Congress from time to time in exercising its duties seeks information from various parties, both public and private, in order to better inform themselves on policy issues,” Malpass said in an email. “Notre Dame, like many other organizations around the country, often contributes to a better understanding of particular issues that are of interest to Congress.”The letter received by Harvard University president Drew Gilpin Faust obtained by the Chronicle of Higher Education included 13 questions related to endowment management, endowment spending and use, donations and conflicts of interest.Malpass said the University will supply the information sought in the letter by the two committees.“In this case, Congress is requesting information that relates to the development of tax policy, and we will assist fully in that discussion,” he said. “These are private inquiries by Congress so the content of any such responses are not made public.”Tags: Congress, Notre Dame endowment
According to a University of Georgia poultry specialist, if chickens eat a bit of charcoal it helps lower the amount of ammonia in their manure, which can lead to happier, healthier and more environmentally friendly chickens.Casey Ritz, a UGA Cooperative Extension poultry scientist, has been researching charcoal as an additive to poultry bedding to control ammonia levels in chicken houses for the past four years. It was working, but he thought charcoal might be able to do more from inside the chicken.“Our question was, ‘if we feed it to chickens, could we stop ammonia production before it hits the ground?’” he said. High levels of ammonia in litter can affect a chicken’s growth and performance.One group of chickens was given feed with charcoal added. Another group received normal feed without charcoal. Ritz and his colleagues then took the chicken manure and incubated it. They found a significant drop in the amount of ammonia in the manure of the chickens fed the charcoal compared to the chickens who ate regular feed, he said.The researchers were initially worried that the chickens might not eat feed with charcoal in it. Chicken feed is usually light brown. The charcoal turns it black. Fortunately, the color didn’t bother the chickens. And, thanks to the charcoal’s affect on manure color, the researchers knew without a doubt which chickens had charcoal in their diets.Charcoal is very porous, making it an excellent natural filter. It has no nutritional value for chickens, so it would only be filler in their feed. The scientists now want to see how much charcoal needs to be added to a chicken’s diet in order to be effective.“We want to have the biggest bang for the buck with added char,” Ritz said. Right now, he thinks that number is between 1 percent and 2 percent of poultry feed. He’ll conduct experiments in the next few months to figure final formulation. Better fertilizerChickens produce ammonia through their manure, also called litter. The nitrogen in the feed they eat is converted into uric acid in their intestines. When charcoal is used in the feed, the bacteria in the manure convert the uric acid into ammonium, not ammonia. This makes the litter less odorous or harmful, and can make it a better nitrogen fertilizer for crops, too.“Chicken litter is a great fertilizer,” Ritz said. “But if we can enhance it a little bit, we’d make it even better. Chicken litter, from a volume standpoint, is only about 3 percent nitrogen. If we could enhance it a couple of percentage points, it would be a big deal.”Air qualityAmmonia dissipates quickly into the air. The human nose detects ammonia between 5 and 50 parts per million. “We can’t even get 5 parts per million very far outside of a chicken house,” he said. In other words, unless someone is standing inside a poultry house, it isn’t the ammonia that sinks; it’s other odors. Ammonia is not on the list of the Environmental Protection Agency’s six top air pollutants. But lowering it can help overall air quality. “When it really comes down to it, we need to stop ammonia before it’s made instead of trying to mitigate it after it is emitted,” Ritz said. “I think this is one of the strategies that has a good chance of success.”Next stepsNext, Ritz and his colleagues want to make the charcoal feed additive affordable for poultry producers and find companies that will produce and sell it as a poultry additive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture must approve the use of charcoal as a commercial poultry feed additive. The charcoal is already approved for human consumption, he said.
Congratulations to the Batesville High School Boys and Girls basketball teams for winning the 2015 Ripley County Basketball Championships.In the Boys Championship, Batesville defeated South Ripley 50-44. South Ripley led 22-10 at halftime, but the Batesville boys scored 40 points in the second half to outscore the Raiders who put up 22. Blake Walsman of Batesville was named the tournament MVP. Joining him on the all-tourney team were Wyatt Schebler and Garrett Burkhart of Batesville, Evan Borgman and Alex Pilz of Jac-Cen-Del, Kyle Meyer and Allen Laws of Milan, plus Brady Meyer, Elijah Roepke, and Chase Samples of South Ripley.In the Girls Championship Batesville defeated South Ripley 49-31. Batesville led at every stop in this championship game. Brooke Bradford of Batesville was named the tournament MVP. Joining her on the all-tourney team were Shelby Rupp, Gabi Garcia, and Jessica Wagers of Batesville, Jenna Hughes, Jordan Day, and Rosie Newhart of Jac-Cen-Del, Grace Herzog of Milan, and Hayley Schwarte and Toria Tucker of South Ripley.Congratulations to the all-tourney teams and the MVPs.
There once was a book called “Moneyball,” and a movie, too.Hollywood loves alternate reality, you know.It was devoted to the triumph of the Oakland Athletics, a small-market team that, uh, never really triumphed but won a lot of games.They owed it to Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito, Jason Giambi and Miguel Tejada. But author Michael Lewis barely mentioned those All-Stars. Instead, he laid flowers at the feet of General Manager Billy Beane for finding undervalued role players such as Chad Bradford and Scott Hatteberg. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Vin Scully: ‘I honestly don’t belong’ in the World Series broadcast booth Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores Dodgers’ link for World Series tickets goes to Yankees’ website Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago It was a neat narrative for those who think baseball fits neat narratives. Since Beane is still there, and the Athletics have squatter’s rights on the American League West cellar, there has been no sequel.Too bad Lewis didn’t wait a few years. The real Moneyball is played at Dodger Stadium.Clayton Kershaw started Game 5 of the NLCS. True, he makes $33 million this year. But the other eight players on Dave Roberts’ lineup card came from the baseball equivalent of Dollar General.Kiké Hernandez makes $550,000, which comes out to $183,333 per Game 5 home run. Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Austin Barnes and Charlie Culberson made about the same thing. Justin Turner signed a new deal in January and makes $12 million, but last year he made $5.1 million.Logan Forsythe draws $5.785 million and Yasiel Puig made $6.5 million. You don’t have to be Roger Daltrey to call that a bargain. General Manager Andrew Friedman has played advanced Moneyball before. In 2008 he ran the Tampa Bay Rays, who won the American League with the third-lowest payroll in baseball.He has the highest now. The same principles apply. Grow your own and then never quit looking for the blue sapphire in the rough.“I want to make sure I give credit to (former GM) Ned Colletti and (former manager) Don Mattingly for laying the foundation for this,” Friedman said in the Dodgers’ party room late Thursday night. “They put together a strong roster. We were able to give those players the help they needed.”Colletti and scouting director Logan White deserved that. White drafted Kershaw, Bellinger and Corey Seager, and Colletti signed Puig. Their regime also converted Kenley Jansen from scuffling catcher to majestic closer.But Friedman and his full Cabinet of advisers have made their methods clear. They wanted better defense, which is why they shipped out Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon. And they wanted versatility and depth. The Dodgers never deserved the “Best Team Ever” balderdash, but from 1-through-40 they might have the most useful roster MLB has seen in many years.They also had the minor league assets to get two starting pitchers at the past two trade deadlines, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish, which made it possible for Kershaw to pitch on normal rhythm.Strength in numbers, as they say at Golden State. It’s not who has the best players, but the most good ones. If it wasn’t that way, Barry Bonds would have a ring or three.In putting this together the Dodgers somehow brought competitive pressure into this game of guaranteed contracts.Yasmani Grandal hit 22 home runs. He started one NLCS game out of five.When Joc Pederson backslid this year, the Dodgers briefly sent him down to Oklahoma City and then left him off the NLDS roster. He hit 51 homers in 2015-16 and had an .847 slugging percentage.No one dreamed Pedro Baez would be outside the playoff roster. He had a 1.13 ERA on Aug. 13 and owned the eighth inning. Then it got repossessed. Baez struggled and the Dodgers did not have time to order new parts. He sat, and the bullpen has allowed 14 baserunners in 28-2/3 innings in the playoffs.But Grandal, Baez and Pederson kept any resentments to themselves. Contrast that to the tension when Kemp, Puig, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier were playing musical chairs in the outfield.But then who thought the Dodgers would pummel the Cubs by a cumulative 28-8 without Seager?Time keeps favoring the Dodgers. They have a long weekend to recover from their Chicago high. Hernandez, whose mother watched the game in Puerto Rico on a generator-powered TV, noted that he hit more home runs in Game 5 than he did in batting practice.Turner now has a career postseason OPS that is surpassed only by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.The Cubs, last year’s champs, did not score a run unless they homered.It’s enough to make Friedman consider a book. He’ll settle for a mini-Series first. Dodgers slam Cubs, reach first World Series since 1988 Whicker: Kiké Hernández, Dodgers introduce a new generation to winning Related Articles
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesDele Alli put Tottenham ahead in the Champions League clash at Wembley.Alli, who was suspended for Spurs’ first three games in the competition, poked home Kieran Trippier’s low cross after he was found by a sublime Harry Winks pass.Tottenham lost Toby Alderweireld to injury shortly before the goal – the Belgian pulling up with what appeared to be a hamstring problem and was replaced by Moussa Sissoko.Harry Kane, also returning to the side from a hamstring problem, twice forced Kiko Casilla to save but Cristiano Ronaldo also threatened at the other end after Alli broke the deadlock on 29 minutes.A win for Spurs, who earned a draw at the Bernabeu last time out, would ensure passage to the knockout phase of the competition.Tottenham (5-3-2): Loris; Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld (Sissoko 26), Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Winks, Eriksen; Alli, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Rose, Dembele, Son, Llorente.
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Channel View What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web frederic lardinois Related Posts As many of you probably know, we launched our very own iPhone app a few weeks ago. From within the app, you can read stories from all of our channels, including ReadWriteStart, ReadWriteEnterprise and ReadWriteCloud. In addition, you can share posts on Facebook and Twitter, read our Twitter feed, and send posts to Read it Later and Instapaper. Our friends at ZURB, a Bay Area interaction design and design strategy firm that has worked with the likes of eBay and Facebook, took a closer look at our app earlier last month and we would like to share their findings with you.Using the company’s Notable tool, ZURB gave us a lot of great feedback about the design of our app and it only seemed fair to share this with you. In the past, ZURB has critiqued web designs ranging from CNN and Twitter, to TechCrunch and MSN. Here are some excerpts from ZURB’s excellent critique. You can find the complete design review here.Hompage What the Next Version of Our App Could Look LikeZurb was also nice enough to mock up a better home screen for us. Here is what the next generation RWW iPhone app could look like: Get the AppIf you haven’t downloaded our iPhone app yet, head over here and give it a try. Rest assured that we have already taken some of ZURB’s feedback into account for the 1.1 version of our app. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces GIPHY, an online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share short looping videos with no sound, that resemble animated GIF files, introduced GIPHY SDK. With this new feature, they have made it even easier to integrate this GIF library into your own app. And, even better, GIPHY SDK is free for the developer community. New Content and Formats The latest offering from GIPHY is made specifically for developers and product designers so they can directly access GIPHY’s GIFs and stickers. It only takes a few lines of code to add all types of popular visual content to your app. It is made for apps that use either iOS or Android. The company partners with tens of thousands of content partners and unique artists. That way, users can enjoy unique entertainment and sports content. It also gives users the ability to tap into the company’s new content, which includes GIPHY Emoji and Text. Exclusive SDK FeaturesAlso exclusively available, developers can select from new formats and content-drops. Pre-built, customizable template options are available in both dark and light UI formats to fit your app.Search and SecurityGIPHY has a powerful search algorithm to make it easy to find the right GIF for your app. This works exceptionally well, considering the tens of thousands of choices they offer. GIPHY’s other strong point is its security measures. They moderate all the content available through their database to ensure it is safe and acceptable. Power Your CreativityThis creativity tool is now powered with even more options and ways to engage with your audience in a fun, imaginative way. You can get started using it by visiting their new DevPortal, which is found at developers.giphy.com. From there, click ‘create an app’ to receive an API key and you can start powering your creativity. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts How to Choose Top iOS App Development Tools
A one-eyed fan of Australian cricket may remember the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean as a memorable event in which the men from Down Under became champions for the third successive time, their fourth triumph in all. For most of others though, it was a World Cup they would much rather forget.Bob WoolmerThe spectre of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer’s death will always be linked to the event, which failed to portray the colourful Caribbean cricket ethos.The blame for the insipid 16-team tournament should also lie with its long duration ( a month and a half) and the format (a Super Eight stage after the group matches). Also the fact that India and Pakistan, two of the biggest draws of the tournament, were knocked out after the pool games did not help matters.The over-priced tickets, faraway stadiums and stringent measures that stifled most of the traditional West Indian exuberance also played spoilsport.Add to that, the near farcical end of the championship with the final finishing in darkness.On the field, the biggest positive memory for cricket fans will be Adam Gilchrist’s squash ballaided hurricane 149 off just 104 balls to destroy any plans that the Sri Lankans had in the final.His opening partner, Matthew Hayden was the standout batsman of the tournament as he smashed 659 runs with three hundreds, including a 66- ball ton against South Africa – the fastest in World Cup history.The legendary Glenn McGrath ended his international career by claiming 26 wickets and being adjudged the player of the tournament.advertisementAmong other standout performances were Lasith Malinga, claiming four wickets in four balls, almost fashioning a miracle victory against South Africa, and Herschelle Gibbs smashing the hapless Dutch bowler Dan van Bunge for six sixes in an over.Australia had entered the World Cup on the back of five straight defeats, but as the tournament entered its business end, it became clear that it would be a major upset if Ricky Ponting’s men did not take the trophy.As it turned out, they did not have a close game in the competition and their unbeaten streak at the World Cup now stands at 29 matches. Brian Lara, in what was to be his swansong, failed to lift the hosts enough as they were ousted in the Super Eights. Off the field, England all- rounder Andrew Flintoff made news for all the wrong reasons when he capsized a pedalo after a defeat to New Zealand.It was the first World Cup which featured powerplays but most matches failed to provide any powerful performances.Bangladesh and Ireland made it to the Super Eights at the expense of India and Pakistan, which meant there were few close games.Sri Lanka thrashed the Kiwis in the first semi- final by 81 runs on the back of a hundred by captain Mahela Jayawardene and four wickets taken by Muttiah Muralitharan. There was great anticipation ahead of the Australia vs South Africa semifinal.But it proved to be a nocontest as the Proteas were reduced to 27 for five and the target of 150 was never going to challenge the Aussies.The final was a 38- overs- aside affair to start with due to early rain. Gilchrist had a look at the bowling for a couple of overs before launching his assault, which left Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga shell- shocked.Hayden, who had been the most dominant batsman of the competition, was made to look sluggish as the openers put on 172. Gilchrist smashed 13 fours and eight sixes and the final score of 281 for four seemed a mammoth target for the Lankans.After the early loss of Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara kept the fight going with a 116- run stand. But the rapidly rising asking rate took its toll and Sri Lanka were behind the eightball when play had to be stopped twice for rain and bad light.The Lankans had batted way more than the 20 overs that constitute a game, but the match officials decreed that 36 overs had to be completed to get a result. So the players had to return to complete the farce in utter darkness, ruining the Aussies’ victory celebrations.If that left a bitter taste in the mouth, it was nothing compared to tragedy involving Woolmer. The Pakistan coach was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, hours after his team had been sent packing by the Irish. All kinds of conspiracy theories – matchfixing, murder, unrest in the team – did the rounds in the days that followed and even the Pakistan players were not considered beyond suspicion.advertisementA police inquiry later concluded that Woolmer died of natural causes, but that has not put all the questions to rest.Indian AngleAll was not well within the Rahul Dravid- led Indian team.Friction between coach Greg Chappell and several senior players meant the team was not at ease.The upset at the hands of Bangladesh in the opener put the players under immense pressure and though they thrashed minnows Bermuda, a loss to Sri Lanka resulted in the premature exit of one of the pre- tournament favourites.Legendary spinner Anil Kumble must have hoped for a better farewell from One-day cricket.Highlights of 2007The then coach of Pakistan team Bob Woolmer died under mysterious circumstances soon after the team’s loss to Ireland in the league stage.Matthew Hayden was the highest run getter in the tournament with 659 runs which included a 66- ball century against South Africa.In the 38- over- a- side final against Sri Lanka, Adam Gilchrist struck a 104- ball 149 as Australia won their third successive World Cup trophy.Herschelle Gibbs hit Dutch bowler Dan van Bunge for six sixes in an over and the South African remains the only player to achieve the feat in One- day Internationals so far.