Leeds-based homelessness charity Simon on the Streets has received a donation of £35,000 from Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, and it attributes this success to having its website’s search engine optimisation (SEO) overhauled.A chance meeting with Ian Harris, CEO of search marketing company Search Laboratory Ltd led to the charity receiving free SEO recommendations. After the charity implemented them in December 2010/January 2011, its site rose rapidly up the search engine rankings for its targeted phrases to page one.Within a few months, the charity was contacted by a researcher from Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire TV series, although at that stage the charity was not made aware of the programme’s title or focus. In due course it was invited to take part in an episode with former Chief Executive of ITV plc and former Chairman of music giant EMI, Charles Allen. The charity is convinced that without its improved search engine rankings the researcher would not have come across it.Indeed, the episode aired last night shows Charles Allan typing in ‘homelessness charity Leeds’ into Google. This was the phrase that Search Laboratory had helped the charity optimise its site for. Apparently this was the search phrase used by the original Channel 4 researcher.Allen spent some time with the charity helping out with the outreach service it provides, and even spent a night sleeping rough on the streets of Leeds to experience the plight of the homeless.On last night’s show he donated £35,000 to Simon on the Streets, which has enabled the charity to open a further outreach service in Bradford.Clive Sandle, Director at Simon on the Streets, said: “We can’t believe what great impact this has had so quickly. We are truly grateful for the work Search Laboratory put into our website; I never thought that we would achieve such wonderful results. A huge thanks goes to Charles and the Channel 4 team. This money will really change lives.”The team at Search Laboratory have also continued their support with Simon on the Streets. As well as donating money to the charity and providing them with ongoing SEO support, some of the team also slept rough in September for the charity’s annual sponsored sleep out.Simon the Streets told UK Fundraising that the SEO service work has also resulted in a lot more interest and activity on the site, “not only from C4 but also other volunteers and sponsors”.You can watch the Charles Allen episode of Secret Millionaire on 4OD.www.simononthestreets.co.uk 99 total views, 1 views today 100 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 November 2011 | News SEO helps charity get noticed by C4’s Secret Millionaire 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Digital Major gift TV Advertisement
Howard Lake | 3 October 2017 | News Blackbaud’s acquisition of online fundraising platform JustGiving has been completed.The purchase, made through the UK-based Blackbaud Europe, was for an aggregate purchase price of £95m ($127.4 million), financed with cash on hand and borrowings under its existing credit facility.The acquisition process for Giving Ltd, the company that does business as JustGiving, was first announced in June and completed on 2 October. The period in between was spent dealing with “the customary regulatory process in the UK”.JustGiving‘s “role in the growth of peer-to-peer fundraising” was one of the reasons Blackbaud gave for its acquisition.Blackbaud President and CEO Mike Gianoni said: “We are proud to welcome JustGiving to the Blackbaud family. Blackbaud is committed to accelerating the impact of individuals and organisations pursuing global good with modern, mobile-first and integrated cloud software.“As we marry JustGiving’s leading innovation in social giving with our unmatched cloud solutions for social good, we can powergame-changing breakthroughs that strengthen the entire social economy.”JustGiving was founded in 2001 by Anne-Marie Huby and Zarine Kharas. People in 164 countries have used it to raise over $4.5 billion for good causes. Peer-to-peer and crowdfundingThe acquisition of JustGiving doubles Blackbaud’s investment in peer-to-peer capabilities and boosts what it already offers from its TeamRaiser® and everydayhero™ products.In particular it adds a personal crowdfunding capability to Blackbaud’s services, and reinforces its position serving UK charities and organisations.On confirmation of the purchase, Anne-Marie Huby said: “We’re passionate about growing the world’s giving and advancing good causes – and I can’t think of a better way to do it than as part of the world’s leading cloud software provider powering social good.” 174 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 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. 173 total views, 1 views today JustGiving will be led by Jerry Needel, president and general manager of Blackbaud Consumer Solutions. He said: “Individual supporters – and the new ways they are connecting with causes, organisations and one another – continue to transform the landscape and potential of the social good community”.“It’s key for us to equip these individual change agents to drive impact for the causes they care about and to ensure organisations have the right tools to navigate and respond to changes in the landscape.”Staffing changesJustGiving’s staff will join Blackbaud’s London-based International Markets Group led by Jerome Moisan, senior vice president and president of Blackbaud’s International Markets Group.JustGiving is based in London, and Blackbaud’s global headquarters are in Charleston, South Carolina.According to a JustGiving statement, the company “will work with the Blackbaud team to develop a roadmap with the aim of providing even greater services to the charity sector both in the UK and across the world.” Blackbaud’s acquisition of JustGiving is confirmed Tagged with: Blackbaud Justgiving peer-to-peer
Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 14, 2018 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Agriculture has always been and will always be a changing business. Granted, some of the changes today are coming faster and are bigger in scale and in scope than before, but basically it is part of the same process. Some of the biggest brands in seed and equipment today started as small companies serving a local area, just as small farm became medium-sized farms and now large farms. Yet, the global nature of consolidation today and the driving force behind it have farmers concerned and, frankly, a bit confused.Last week Corteva, the agricultural arm of Dow-DuPont, announced what it is calling a “multi-channel, multi-brand seed strategy.” This is corporate speak for re-shuffling the deck and discarding some well-known brands. In the Eastern Corn Belt, Brodbeck will become part of Dairyland Seeds.Corteva officials are also trying to narrow the focus of the new corporation that will become a stand-alone entity in 2019. They are looking to jettison some specialty lines to focus more on corn, soybeans, and wheat. Cost-cutting is also at work here. Dow-DuPont Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen said, on a Wall Street conference call to discuss first-quarter earnings, that they plan to cut $3.3 billion in expenses in the next year. But what does all this mean to farmers?On the one hand, it might mean a better selection of seed and technology. One seed salesmen who is having to have new business cards made said, “If it means I can offer my customers new products, then it is a good thing.” With the astronomical cost of producing and registering new technology, corporations need to sell that technology in as many different bags as possible. The downside for the farmer is that the neighbor or trusted friend who has sold you your seed for years may be different.In the global corporate structure that represents most seed and input products, technology and innovation has value, but customer service does not. The restructuring decisions in these mega-mergers are being directed by people with far more experience in cost accounting and stock valuation than in seed placement and germination.The Corteva changes are just the beginning. The Bayer-Monsanto merger is getting closer to completion, and last week it was announced several top Monsanto officials will not be making the move to Bayer. How all this will play out at the farm level remains to be seen. Trust and relationship have always been important to farmers. I don’t think, even in these high-tech times, that is going to change. In the end, the company that wins will be the one with the best trust and connection to farmers. I hope top corporate executives don’t lose sight of this. Commentary: Big Mergers Bring Big Changes Home Commentary Commentary: Big Mergers Bring Big Changes By Gary Truitt Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 14, 2018Next articleGov. Holcomb Works to Advance Innovation, Agbiosciences Partnerships in Israel Gary Truitt
News November 6, 2009 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Hi-Media launches anniversary site www.fallberlinwall.com, in support of Reporters Without Borders Organisation The online media group Hi-Media Publishing, one of the world’s leading Internet publishers, is teaming up with Reporters Without Borders to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November by launching a temporary website, www.fallberlinwall.com, that invites visitors to help to symbolically tear down the wall again, brick by brick.The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Eastern Bloc’s ensuing collapse meant the end of an Iron Curtain that also concerned the media. For decades, European peoples on the wrong side of the curtain had been forced to listen to foreign radio stations or get banned newspaper and books in order to find out what was going on in their own countries.After the fall of the wall, they finally won access to freely reported news and information and regained possession of their own history.Beginning on 9 November, Internet users in France and 47 other countries will be able to go to the www.fallberlinwall.com website, choose one or more bricks, and destroy them by sending an SMS, the price of which will go to Reporters Without Borders. Each smashed brick will display the name of the donor, who will received a digital certificate recording their participation in the destruction of the 2009 Berlin Wall that they will be able to post on their profile in Facebook or other social networks.All the proceeds from the wall’s destruction will go to Reporters Without Borders. They will help the press freedom organisation to continue its work, ensure its independence and undertake new projects. RSF_en Help by sharing this information
NewsLocal NewsAlcohol most misused drug on city’s northsideBy admin – November 12, 2009 554 Advertisement Previous articleProposals on fathers’ rights not enough – KellyNext articleIt’s only sport admin Education worker welcomes its introduction to National Drugs StrategyTHE introduction of alcohol to the new National Drugs Strategy has been welcomed by northside drugs prevention and education worker Seán Ward, who believes that it is the most misused drug in the area in which he operates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “Society sees alcohol as a harmless drug where I would see it as harmful specifically in its ability to affect judgement”.Seán works for the Northside We’re Okay Youth Initiative, which informs young people in the areas of Moyross, Kileely, Ballynanty and Thomondgate about the effects of drug use.Alcohol was introduced to the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016, launched in September, as statistics consistently show its misuse in Irish society is a serious problem.The National Drugs Strategy states that alcohol related liver disease in Ireland increased by 147% between 1995 and 2004.In his position as a drug education worker, he argued: “It has much more of an impact on young people than the more mature, and binge-drinking is a huge concern”. He commented that cannabis and hash are the second most commonly used drug in the area, with an assortment of more serious drugs such as cocaine and heroin, also available.Working in the drug prevention agency, his primary objective is to provide teenagers and their parents with facts about different substances.He added: “Drug use and teenagers is often seen as taboo, so with more openness, that’s how you get more understanding”. He admitted that is often better for parents to approach Northside We’re Okay if concerned that their children may be using drugs.Seán feels the key to working effectively with the children is mutual respect. “We deal with them with respect and we listen to them. Its our job to be respectful, not to be patronising, and we speak to them about what they know”.When asked if it was difficult to get through to some teens, he responded: “We build up a relationship to get an idea of their thinking, views and attitudes to drugs”.He is concerned about the presence of Crystal Meth, saying: “It’s worrying…I’ve worked with groups that have been offered it in the community. We have seen many communities in the United States destroyed by this drug”.Apart from raising awareness about drugs within the community, Northside We’re Okay also provides funding for alternative activities for young people.Seán pointed out they will support any project with a good funding application from established organisation because they understand that creative drug prevention activities are really beneficial.Projects funded by the scheme include summer programmes in Moyross Community Centre, as well a filmmaking project in Northside Youth Cafe.He spoke about the spin-off of these projects: “Hopefully, young people won’t get involved with drugs because they’ll have something else to do”.A film project funded by Northside “We’re OK” Youth Initiative. Twitter Linkedin Print WhatsApp Facebook Email
Twitter Twitter CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– Advanced Group an industry-leading, diversified, professional staffing, consulting, and outsourcing organization, is pleased to announce that CEO Leo Sheridan has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the 100 most influential people in the North American staffing industry. This is the second consecutive year for Sheridan to be named to the SIA 100 List, which honors leaders and visionaries whose achievements and dedication are shaping the workforce solutions ecosystem and elevating the staffing industry. In 2020, Sheridan successfully steered Advanced through the challenges of a pandemic and economic uncertainty by transitioning its workforce from in-office to 100% remote within 72 hours of the pandemic declaration, enabling the company to maintain a steady revenue stream and its client roster of more than 900 clients. He shared this leadership with clients and industry colleagues by hosting informative, no-cost webinars on how this transition was achieved. Meanwhile, the company and several of its leaders continued to receive awards and recognition, including accolades from ClearlyRated for all of Advanced Group’s four businesses – Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, WunderLand Group, and Advanced RPO. At the height of the summer’s civil unrest, Sheridan reinforced his commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by holding two all-employee, virtual town hall meetings for employees to openly voice their experiences and share coping strategies. He also continued to invest resources in growing Advanced’s LGBTQ and women’s employee resource groups. In addition, several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives progressed under Sheridan this year, including the Advanced Community Works project through which employees made masks for PPE, and initiatives which help make a difference in the lives of underserved youth, such as the Cristo Rey Network program. He also served as Chair of the American Staffing Association Board of Directors and was a speaker at ExecuVision and the ISSA Chicago Chapter. “These leaders have displayed tremendous skill and resourcefulness amidst the uncertainty and volatility of the past year, meeting the moment with grace and agility,” said Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher, media products, SIA. “From the deployment of healthcare workers to needed allyship at a time when diversity matters most to launching new solutions, these leaders are helping the industry to reach greater heights.” About Advanced Group The Advanced Group provides expertise in talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing, and professional services. Founded in 1988, our businesses include Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Awards we have won include Best of Staffing ®, Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Best Places to Work in Illinois, and inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list. To learn more, visit www.advancedgroup.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005910/en/ CONTACT: Mary Finley Executive Vice President, Human Resources Advanced Group [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES SOURCE: Advanced Group Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/18/2021 01:34 PM/DISC: 02/18/2021 01:34 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005910/en TAGS WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Leo Sheridan, CEO of Advanced Group, Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2021 Staffing 100 List for a Second Consecutive Year Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Facebook Previous article2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protestNext articleOilers star McDavid reaches 500 career points 369th NHL game Digital AIM Web Support
DNY59/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a defamation lawsuit against attorney Sidney Powell for what they say is her role in orchestrating a “demonstrably false” conspiracy theory about the Colorado-based voting machine company rigging the 2020 presidential election.“She has directly accused Dominion of fraud, election rigging, bribery, and conspiracy, which are serious crimes,” the company wrote in its complaint filed in D.C. federal court. “Powell’s statements have exposed Dominion to the most extreme hatred and contempt.”The suit, which is seeking nearly $1.3 billion in damages, accuses Powell of leading a pervasive campaign to spread false election theories that gained currency with President Donald Trump. A former federal prosecutor, Powell rose to become a close adviser to Trump in the closing days of his presidency, meeting with him repeatedly as he mounted increasingly desperate attempts to overturn the outcome of an election he lost by more than 7 million votes.Powell could not be reached for comment. But after the voting machine company wrote to her last month threatening a suit, she wrote on social media that she would be “retracting nothing We have #evidence They are #fraud masters!”The Dominion lawsuit lands just as those who were persistently pushing false election fraud claims have seen intensifying blowback on multiple fronts. There were media accounts Thursday that Lin Wood, who partnered with Powell on several of the lawsuits, had his Twitter account permanently banned from the social media platform. Woods could not be reached by ABC News at his law firm on Friday.Rudy Giuliani, another lawyer central to the campaign by Trump allies to push bogus claims about the election, is facing new scrutiny for his comments calling for “combat” during the Jan. 6 rally that precipitated the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead.Giuliani defended his comments on social media, saying his “cause is to obtain an honest vote and to end voter fraud before it becomes a permanent tactic of the enabled and media protected Democrat Party.”Fueling the furor at the rally were debunked theories of a rigged election. That included the false claims about Dominion voting machines that were pushed relentlessly in courts, on social media, and in Trump’s public remarks as part of the effort to overturn the election results. In its 124-page complaint, Dominion details how the theories spread like wildfire in conservative news outlets and on social media. In multiple instances, Trump tweeted out theories and reports about the company to his 88 million followers.“Although Powell assured the public during television and radio appearances that her claims were backed by ‘evidence,’ Powell’s ‘evidence’ included declarations from a motley crew of conspiracy theorists, con artists, armchair ‘experts,’ and anonymous sources who were judicially determined to be ‘wholly unreliable,’” Dominion wrote in its complaint.Some of Powell’s most far-fetched theories alleged the company was created in Venezuela by deceased Dictator Hugo Chavez, the complaint said.Dominion wrote in its complaint that as a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Powell — in concert with like-minded allies and media outlets who were determined to promote a false preconceived narrative — Dominion’s founder, Dominion’s employees, Georgia’s governor, and Georgia’s secretary of state have been harassed and have received death threats, and Dominion has suffered enormous harm.The suit marks the start of what could be an onslaught of litigation against the president and his allies, in response to their aggressive attempt to overturn the results of the November election.In recent weeks, Dominion has sent formal letters to over a dozen others, including Giuliani, White House Counsel Pat Cippilone, and Fox News, asking them to retract their statements and preserve documents in preparation for “imminent” litigation.Some conservative outlets, including Fox News and Newsmax, in recent weeks had begun airing retractions to walk back their earlier reports on Dominion as the threat loomed. Powell, though, said she would “double down” on her claims, and continued to push those conspiracies during TV interviews and on social media.Dominion has also not ruled out suing Trump himself for his role in pushing the theories about the company.“We are looking very deliberately at the statements and actions of everyone who has been involved in talking about Dominion. No one has been ruled out,” Tom Clare, the attorney for Dominion, said Friday during a call with reporters.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Previous Article Next Article Scottish Executive turns to massageOn 6 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The Scottish Executive (SE) hopes to improve innovation and productivity inmeetings by employing masseurs to ease the burden of keeping Scotland Brave. It is using the Capita Meeting Centre in Edinburgh. Every meeting has itsown resident holistic therapist and massage expert, which is intended torefocus delegates and create a more productive environment. Stress is high on the agenda as costs of the SE parliament building haverocketed past £440m. “Mental exhaustion and a depleted sense of focus are the two greatestthreats to business meetings,” said Paul Norman, Capita’s owner.”People do not realise just how stressful the meeting room is.” Related posts:No related photos.
The body water content and resistance to desiccation were studied in two perimylopid beetles, Perimylops antarcticus and Hydromedion sparsutum, a chironomid midge, Eretmoptera murphyi, and two spiders, Notiomaso australis and Perimaso grytvikensis from the subantarctic island of South Georgia. Comparisons were made between different species, different life stages and, where possible, between a high and a low altitude. Perimylops is abundant at higher elevations and in more exposed habitats (fellfields). This may be accounted for by its feeding behaviour, high body water content (relative to Hydromedion) and low rate of water loss under desiccating conditions, particularly in the larval stages. Hydromedion is more abundant at the lower collection site. It is a more robust beetle than Perimylops and its feeding preference is for plants such as grasses and Acaena. Nevertheless, at the upper site adult Hydromedion are able to withstand desiccation to an even greater degree than Perimylops. Water loss rates for both beetles are significantly higher than those reported for related beetles from arid and semi-arid regions. The ability to regulate water loss is not as apparent in the polar perimylopids Perimylops and Hydromedion as in related species from other xeric habitats. These two species, in fact, resemble more closely carabid beetles in xeric habitats in rates of water loss under controlled conditions. Increased temperatures elevate the rate of water loss significantly. South Georgia spiders have a similar rate of water loss to several species of spiders that have been studied in the temperate zone. Eretmoptera is restricted to moist conditions and cannot survive desiccating conditions even for brief periods. It has the highest body water content (78% of fresh weight) of all of the South Georgian arthropods studied. Among the spiders, sufficient information could be obtained only for Notiomaso. This species is much less resistant to desiccation than the perimylopid beetles, and it has a relatively high body water content. It is quite numerous in the lower, warmer habitats where its insect prey is more abundant and diverse.