Diamonds & Tiara Ball – a glistening evening

first_img 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.  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Diamonds & Tiara Ball – a glistening evening Slough, Berks and Portsmouth, Hants, 5 September 2008: As the main sponsors of Portsmouth FC, OKI Printing Solutions were proud to sponsor this year’s Faith and Football, Diamonds & Tiara Ball held on Wednesday 3 September in Portsmouth.Faith and Football is a charity run by ex-Pompey player Linvoy Primus. Established in 2002, the Christian charity seeks to serve needy youngsters and their families in cities in the UK and provide support for Christian projects abroad, at the same time sharing the Christian faith with those who have a common interest in football.Event organiser, Heather Emery, says ‘the event was a great success and the amount of money raised was phenomenal – such success is only possible with the aid of organisations such as OKI’.Ewa Johnson, marketing director, OKI, attended the ball. Johnson says, ‘the charity has done some amazing work and the glitz, glamour and generosity from the evening really showed this’.An outstanding £36,000 was raised, through auctions and donations. One of the main prizes of the evening was an exclusive OKI Blue Printer signed by the Pompey teams and a day at the Pompey training ground, which auctioned for a stunning £850.Katy BrooksMedia SpecialistThe Whiteoaks Consultancy24 West StreetFarnhamSurreyGU9 7DRt +44 (0) 1252 727 313 ext 217f +44 (0) 1252 727314e [email protected] Tagged with: corporate Events Howard Lake | 5 September 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Medical Card Office to consider online tracking system

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleTaoiseach seeks answers on Letterkenny short stay wardNext articleNI should retain its EU Parliament seats post Brexit – Carthy News Highland Twittercenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – February 7, 2018 The National Medical Card Unit has confirmed it is considering introducing an online tracking system which would allow people check at what point their application for a medical card is at, and whether more information is needed.The issue was raised at Regional Health Forum level by Donegal Councillor Michael Mc Bride, who says staff find themselves answering dealing with questions and representations from politicians, when they could be actually processing applications.He believes a tracking system would make the application process much more streamlined………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Medical Card Office to consider online tracking systemlast_img read more

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first_img?Crafts like bakery, patisserie and chocolate are the result of decades of rich tradition. But being an artisan in these sectors has become a very specific and personal choice. Artisans now clearly differentiate themselves by the way they work and present their products.At Puratos we are committed to these craftsmen and to the development of their identity. Our products and solutions offer them the possibility to conduct their profession as they want to do it, and this is why we wholeheartedly support and are proud to be a sponsor of National Craft Bakers’ Week. Since the 1950s, The Reynard Group – one of the UK’s leading packaging suppliers – has been actively involved with supporting and promoting the craft baker.Independent local bakers are the very heartbeat of our business. The Reynard Group has actively supported local and national associations, the Bakers’ Benevolent Society, the Baking Industry Awards as well as the training of future craft bakers.So it was a natural progression for us to take an active part in the drive to promote the cause of the independent craft baker and an honour to be invited to join the steering committee. A healthy, thriving industry is good for all of us. ?British Bakels is delighted to be part of this initiative to assist the craft bakery businesses within the UK.The profile of the craft baker needs to be enhanced and the plan to target school children through the internet will get the message to grass roots. It will get across the importance of locally-produced quality products, a wider product choice and freshness. We hope that any interest from children can radiate through to their parents, who will show more interest in shopping at their local craft baker. It is important that the Master Bakers themselves get on board, to play their part in making the whole exercise successful. ?Marriage’s is pleased to be supporting National Craft Bakers’ Week, as we want more consumers to realise there are great local bakers who sell a wide range of freshly baked bread and cakes. This is why the 185-year-old family firm already sponsors Norfolk Baker of the Year and Essex Baker of the Year.Marriage’s wants National Craft Bakers’ Week to help the public understand the way real bread is baked and why craft bakers work through the night to get their products out fresh every morning. Once customers taste the difference, they will be encouraged to come back for more.While Marriage’s is known for its stoneground wholemeal and organic flours, it sees National Craft Bakers’ Week as an opportunity to promote the traditional bakery lines. Marriage’s wishes to support its customers and celebrate good bread. ?In recent years the independent craft bakery sector has come under pressure from various sectors within the industry. This has led to many companies struggling and has created a poor perception of the industry to customers and potential employees.Therefore, various members within the baking industry have agreed that an action group should be set up to address some of these issues. The action group consists of all the supporters you see on this page, who have been meeting for the past six months to discuss the various ways of assisting craft bakers within the UK. The cost of this exciting venture has been met by all these suppliers.”I urge all members to take part in this very exciting first launch of a national craft bakery week from 8 – 13 June,” says NAMB CEO Gill Brooks-Lonican. “Free marketing kits will be given to all, as well as the support you need to promote your shop. Extensive advertising starts now!” We are delighted to build on our strong relationships with the national associations and industry by getting behind National Craft Bakers’ Week, helping to design point-of-sale materials, posters and window stickers to promote the event in your shops. Visit the special website via to find out more about the week’s events and to download logos and materials. BakeMark is already a strong ambassador for craft bakers and is committed to supporting independent craft bakers so that they can demonstrate to consumers their value and worth within the community. We recognise the importance the craft baker places on the quality of products they offer their customers.National Craft Bakers’ Week will be vital in educating craft bakers of their unique selling points and how to position themselves, drive footfall, increase sales and develop new customers through events, promotions, tastings and local media activity. ?Bako is delighted to be supporting National Craft Bakers’ Week. As the UK’s largest bakery wholesaler, we believe it is incredibly important for us to help the craft baker to succeed – especially in the current economic climate.The specialist skills of craft bakers should be celebrated and the launch of National Craft Bakers’ Week will help us to do that. We also believe that the independent baker has a social role in the local community, which cannot be replaced – so anything that helps them to raise their profile within their community can only be a good thing.center_img Macphie is proud to support this exciting, new initiative. As a leading food ingredients manufacturer, we make it our business to support independent craft bakers to compete effectively and encourage young people into the baking industry.Craft bakers are highly skilled and have a lot to be proud of. Buying local makes sense and consumers are very receptive to local food.In the current climate of economic uncertainty, there is a real and distinctive role for the local baker and the great products and service they provide. Highlighting the freshness, provenance, superior quality and low food miles of their products will help tap into the associated feelgood factor. ? ? ? ?What’s the first local shop to open, and often the last to close? It’s your local baker. Britain’s craft baker is the heartbeat of every community, creating breads, rolls and sandwiches for the working day, and cakes and biscuits for fun. At BFP Wholesale, we’re very pleased to be supporting ’The Shop That Never Sleeps!’ campaign. As one of Britain’s leading national bakery ingredients wholesalers, our warehouses will be buzzing with activity, as our drivers check their orders, load their lorries with yeast, flour, nuts, seeds and fruit – in fact all of the right ingredients to get on the road and top up the craft baker. ?last_img read more

Workplace romance

first_imgAmerican companies are renowned for their hard-line approach towards workplace romances; many ban them outright and will sack any employee discovered to be having a personal relationship with a colleague. But this type of attitude is inappropriate under our laws which probably explains why one-in-six people openly confess to dating a colleague.Dangerous liaisonsFurther research by the Work Foundation reveals that 21% of managers have been romantically involved with someone who reports to them at some point. While wedding bells might be the happy outcome for the couple in question, this situation can be tricky for you. It isn’t uncommon for a manager to show favouritism towards their partner probably for a quiet life at home. For example, they might allow a decline in their standard of work to go unchallenged. As this is certain to cause bad feeling among other staff, it must be dealt with. But how is that done?Start with the immediate problem of the declining work performance. Gather your supporting evidence together; this could include diary notes of poor timekeeping, examples of sloppy work and copies of any complaints made. Then, meet informally with the junior employee alone. This allows them to speak freely about any genuine problems they may have.Next, speak to the line manager independently to discover why the poor performance hasn’t been dealt with; the problem could rest with them for example, they know something relevant but haven’t told you. Again, at this stage, you should discuss the matter informally, but do remind them of their responsibilities. In most cases, this will be enough to give the ’love birds’ a wake-up call; from then on, they will know you will be watching them.If performance problems persist, deal with both employees via your disciplinary procedures. Never discipline one member of staff for example the junior employee and not the other. This could land you with a sex discrimination and/or constructive dismissal claim.Policy on relationshipsFinally, play it safe with a ’Personal Relationships at Work Policy’, that clearly sets out what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour for employees, who are romantically involved. You should include topics such as behaving professionally at all times: no public ’lovers’ tiffs’, demonstrations of affection or favouritism in other words, no behaviour that is likely to offend or annoy colleagues.l For a free sample of ’Personal Relationships at Work Policy’, please contact the NAMB on 01920 468061last_img read more

Science group demonstrates uses of fire, ice in hands-on performance

first_imgLucas Masin-Moyer | The Observer Graduate student Craig Reingold performs an experiment using an electric guitar and fire during Tuesday’s “Our Universe Revealed” lecture series installment, which engages audiences with science.Throughout the academic year, Notre Dame’s physics department has brought science to the public with a series of events titled “Our Universe Revealed.”The ExPAND demo team, made up of physics graduate students Adam Clark, Austin Nelson, Craig Reingold and Allan Leishman, presented the next installment in this series, “A Show of Fire and Ice,” on Tuesday evening in Jordan Hall of Science.Clark kicked off the event by starting a massive fire with a few simple ingredients.“[I used] just non-dairy coffee creamer,” he said. “So by spreading it out, it increased the amount of oxygen gas that was available to be burned and we got the spectacular flame. You might have seen this before … the people that do pyrotechnics for [action] movies use principles like this to get that large, satisfying fireball.”The next demonstration of fire was conducted by Nelson, who created what he called a “fire tornado.”“What we do is put this cage on and what that does is swirl the air for us, it gives the air particles spin — what we like to call angular momentum,” he said. “So the air is swirling around inside and the fire has nowhere to go but in and up.”This tornado was the highlight for three children attending the event — Ramon, Thomas and Eleanor Veselik.“[I loved] when they turned the fire green,” Ramon Veselik said.Their mother, Anne Veselik, said the event provided a great learning opportunity.“Science is alway fascinating and it’s cool to get to see it hands-on and things you can’t do at home,” she said.After the fire tornado, Reingold did some further tests with a Ruben tube and a guitar.“What I have here is a long tube filled with propane … there are tiny holes cut in the top,” he said. “However, I have a speaker and play sound waves through [the tube], I can actually visualize the sound wave … as I make the notes lower, the wavelength gets longer — the big pockets of flame move further apart and as the notes get higher, the wavelength will get shorter.”After these experiments with fire, the team moved on to experimenting with ice, particularly with liquid nitrogen — Nelson’s “favorite thing to play with.”“Liquid nitrogen is a lot colder than ice … so we’re going to dip stuff inside of it, because we’re scientists and that’s all science is — dipping stuff in liquid nitrogen,” Reingold said.The demo team proceeded to drop a rose, tennis ball, racquetball, ping pong ball and balloon into the liquid nitrogen.The balloon yielded a particularly interesting result, Nelson said.“What’s happening is that we’re taking all the air inside the balloon and making it very, very cold so it condenses in on itself and if we allow the air to heat up the balloon will re-inflate,” he said. “So if you ever want to have a party and have a lot of balloons, you can save them by just freezing them in liquid nitrogen.”Leishman finished off the event with a demonstration of superconductors, using the magnetic properties of superconductors to levitate a small rock.“A superconductor is — short story — is a material that can conduct electricity without any watts,” he said. “The problem is that, like how ice has to be frozen below 32 degrees to be solid, superconductors have to be really cold to be superconducting … luckily we have material on this stage that can do that. Liquid nitrogen can get down to negative 321 degrees Fahrenheit and so it’ll take us below that threshold.”The next installment of “Our Universe Revealed” will be held May 16 in Jordan Hall and will be a hands-on exploration of particle physics.Tags: ExPAND Demo Team, Our Universe Revealed, Physicslast_img read more

First convicted FIFA bigwig awaits US sentencing

first_imgNew York, Aug 22 (AFP) The first bigwig convicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption scandal that disgraced world football awaited sentencing on Wednesday.US prosecutors are seeking 10 years in prison and a $6.6 million fine for Jose Maria Marin, 86, the former president of the Brazilian football federation.Marin was convicted of accepting bribes from sports marketing companies in exchange for contracts to broadcast major tournaments like the Copa America and the Copa Libertadores.Citing his age and frail health, his defense attorneys are asking that he be sentenced to 13 months in prison.US District Court Judge Pamela Chen was expected to announce her decision at 1430 GMT.Marin was one of the FIFA executives arrested in May 2015 at a luxury hotel in Zurich in a raid requested by the United States.The US probe revealed the corrupt, ugly underbelly of world football and the lavish lifestyle of FIFA executives who traveled around in private planes and were treated like royalty as they arrived for conferences in places like the Bahamas or Mauritius.The scandal rocked football around the world.US prosecutors ultimately indicted 42 people and sports companies, accusing them of multiple crimes and of accepting more than $200 million in bribes.Of the 42, three have since died. Of the rest, 22 pleaded guilty and two have already been sentenced by judge Chen.Another 14 remain in their own countries, where they have been either tried by local courts, are fighting extradition or are still free.Marin spent five months in a prison in Switzerland before being extradited to the US.advertisementHe posted bail of $15 million and spent two years under house arrest. He stayed in Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York. He ventured out only a few times a week, to go to mass.Marin was imprisoned immediately after his conviction on December 22 on six counts of racketeering, money laundering and bank fraud.During the trial, defense attorneys depicted Marin as an innocent, unsuspecting elderly man that Brazil’s football federation tapped out of the blue to fill the vacancy left by the sudden resignation of the powerful Ricardo Texeira.These lawyers said Marin did nothing without the guidance of his right hand man, Marco Polo del Nero, with whom, according to prosecutors, he shared bribe payments.(AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more