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Tagged with: corporate fundraising events 2. Explore Learning & Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s CharityExplore Learning has launched a partnership with Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity that will see the 30,000+ children from across the UK that attend Explore Learning’s 120 centres each week and the company’s 3,000 staff take part in a number of events over the next year to reach a fundraising target of £12,000. The money will help fund the charity’s Roald Dahl Children’s Nurses, as well as supporting the charity’s Marvellous Family Grants which provide practical support, such as respite care, counselling and play therapy to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.www.roalddahl.com/charity & www.explorelearning.co.uk 7. Frugi & children’s charitiesEthical childrenswear brand Frugi is launching its Little Clothes BIG Change campaign, which will see it support three children’s charities. From the 21st March for 4 weeks, Frugi is asking charities to apply for funding via welovefrugi.com/bigchange. Frugi’s charity committee will select three children’s charities to support for the year. Frugi will then ask its customers to select which charities they would like their support to go to every time they go through to the checkout at welovefrugi.com.www.welovefrugi.com 145 total views, 1 views today Spring is in the air, and so is generosity in the corporate sector. Here’s a round-up of seven of the newest corporate and charity partnerships. Advertisement 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. 5. Nationwide & The Woodland TrustNationwide Building Society has partnered with The Woodland Trust in a deal that will see 20 new woods created in the UK containing 60,000 trees. 50 community groups will also benefit in the £1.25m partnership. Nationwide has pledged to plant a tree for members who opt to go paperless and for every current and future employee, which should see 60,000 trees planted by 2020. The partnership will also support the Woodland Trust’s new Community Woodland Network, which offers funding, inspiration and support for communities to own and manage their existing local woods.www.nationwide.co.uk & www.woodlandtrust.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 3. Thomas the Baker & Marie CurieYorkshire-based Thomas the Baker has raised £11,500 for Marie Curie, to help fund its nurses in Yorkshire and the North East. Employees from 34 bakery branches and the head office in Helmsley have taken part in a variety of fundraising events throughout the year in support of the charity, including supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal by creating and selling cakes, and sponsored walks. Overall, Thomas the Baker has raised £64,000 for charity over the past seven years.www.thomasthebaker.co.uk & www.mariecurie.org.uk 4. PHMG Foundation & 19 charitiesPHMG Foundation, the charity arm of PH Media Group, is aiming to raise £30,000 this year to share among 19 charities, including The Christie, Children with Cancer UK, Dementia UK, MNDA, and Alzheimer’s Society. Employees from across the business will be taking part in a number of events to raise the money. If the target is reached, the company will match it with an equivalent donation, giving a potential total of £60,000. Last year, £50,000 was donated. Previous fundraising events have included a Santa dash, a skydive, an abseil down the Trafford Centre Bell Tower and a reverse bungee jump.phmg.com 7 corporate partnerships for Spring 2016 Melanie May | 24 March 2016 | News 1. QBE & Breast Cancer CareQBE Business Insurance has chosen Breast Cancer Care as its charity partner for the next two years. QBE aims to raise £200,000 for the charity during 2016 and 2017, under QBE’s charitable arm The QBE Foundation. Over the next two years, QBE employees will be involved in a variety of fundraising activities including a Big Pink launch event, Pink Ribbonwalks and a cycling relay between QBE’s offices across the UK.www.breastcancercare.org.uk & www.qbeeurope.com 146 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 6. Pinsent Masons & Cure LeukaemiaSixteen employees from Pinsent Masons, including Head of Office and Birmingham Chamber of Commerce President Greg Lowson, are to run the Great Birmingham 10k on May 1st to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. The legal firm has entered its two teams into the Business Challenge for the event and has set a fundraising target of £40,000 in 2016 for the charity: enough to fund a specialist research nurse for 12 months.www.cureleukaemia.co.uk & www.pinsentmasons.com
Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers, Ranchers to Receive $23.5B in COVID-19 Support Package multiexposure background of china coronavirus COVID-19 infected blood sample in sample tube with DNA strainFarmers, Ranchers to Receive $23.5B in COVID-19 Support PackageCOVID-19 is both a health and economic crisis for everyone in the country. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will provide roughly $23.5 billion in relief for farmers and ranchers.Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Ag Committee, says the CARES Act will help make sure farmers can survive yet another economic hurdle.“We know our farmers have been through the wringer 1,000 different ways,” she said. “An important piece of this is a new $9.5 billion dedicated disaster fund that we specifically, for the first time, say that the USDA has to support the fruit and vegetable growers, dairy and livestock farmers, as well as local food producers.”Stabenow said she’s making it her mission to hold USDA accountable because of an imbalance in payments of commodities from Market Facilitation Program (MFP). There will also be $14 billion to fund the Farm Bill’s safety net through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).“It funds a number of different things, but it also funds these payments, so that’s very significant,” said Stabenow. “We’ve got to make sure that what our fruit and vegetable growers, dairy and livestock producers and local producers need is actually included in this. I’m going to watch it very closely.”Stabenow hopes payments for farmers, small businesses and individuals will be issued as quickly as possible.“If you have direct deposit, that’s the fastest way people will get it,” she said. “Otherwise, they will use the last known address and send it there.”Whether it be weeks or months until the country is back up and running, Stabenow said who we admire is going to change.“At the end of this, we are going to have a whole new definition of what an American hero looks like,” she said. “It’s going to look like a nurse, doctor, lab tech. It’s going to look like the person checking you out at the grocery store, the truck driver, or the delivery person—everyone in the food industry. It’s a group of American heroes and we need to be thanking them.” By Ashley Davenport – Mar 27, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The CARES Act provides:Relief for Farmers and Ranchers$9.5 billion dedicated disaster fund to help farmers who are experiencing financial losses from the coronavirus crisis, including targeted support for fruit and vegetable growers, dairy and livestock farmers, and local food producers, who have been shorted from receiving emergency assistance in the past.$14 billion to fund the Farm Bill’s farm safety net through the Commodity Credit Corporation.Eligibility for farmers and agricultural and rural businesses to receive up to $10 million in small business interruption loans from eligible lenders, including Farm Credit institutions, through the Small Business Administration. Repayment forgiveness will be provided for funds used for payroll, rent or mortgage, and utility bills.$3 million to increase capacity at the USDA Farm Service Agency to meet increased demand from farmers affected by the coronavirus crisis.Assistance for Small Towns and Rural Communities$1 billion available in guaranteed loans to help rural businesses weather the economic downturn.$100 billion to hospitals, health care providers, and facilities, including those in rural areas.$25 million for telemedicine tools to help rural patients access medical care no matter where they live.$100 million for high speed internet expansion in small towns and rural communities.Over $70 million to help the U.S. Forest Service serve rural communities and reduce the spread of coronavirus through personal protective equipment for first responders and cleaning of facilities.Protections for Consumers and the Food Supply $55 million for inspection and quarantine at our borders to protect against invasive pests and animal disease.$33 million for overtime and temporary food safety inspectors to protect America’s food supply at meat processing plants.$45 million to ensure quality produce and meat reaches grocery stores through increased support for the Agricultural Marketing Service.$1.5 million to expedite EPA approvals of disinfectants needed to control the spread of coronavirus.Food Access for Families$15.8 billion to fund food assistance changes made in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Republicans and the Trump Administration blocked additional funding to expand benefits for children, families, and seniors.$9 billion to fund child nutrition improvements made in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.$450 million to provide food banks with additional resources for food and distribution.$100 million for food distribution in Tribal communities to provide facility improvements, equipment upgrades, and food purchases. Previous articleIs there a Window of Opportunity for Rural Broadband Policy and No Fuel Shortage in Indiana on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleThe Week in Review-Hoosier Ag This Week Podcast for March 28, 2020 Ashley Davenport SHARE Farmers, Ranchers to Receive $23.5B in COVID-19 Support Package
First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News The answer is 1,216 adults and children. Nearly 100 families, live on the streets or in homeless facilities every day in Pasadena. Between 2009 and 2011 homelessness increased by 17%.The City of Pasadena, like many other largely populated cities, has a substantial number of households that are at risk of homelessness. According to the 2007 Flintridge community assessment, 19% of residents in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena live at or below poverty level, and 45% live at or below 200% of poverty level. LACF encounters many individuals with personal experiences such as domestic violence, physical disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse â€“ factors which have often caused these individuals, or their entire household, to become homeless. Union Station Foundation reports that approximately 3,600 people become homeless each year in the City of Pasadena.The mission of the Homeless Outreach Program is to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness while encouraging and equipping men and women in developing intimate relationships with God, the church and their families. This holiday season, we invite you to help us share Godâ€™s love and compassion with our struggling neighbors as we nourish, comfort and renew courage to those facing the despair of homelessness!What your dollar buys for Lake Avenue Community Foundationâ€™s Homeless Services:A gift ofâ€¦$5,000 will help LACF continue to give the gift of courage to homeless women, men and children through the Foundationâ€™s homeless programs.$2,000 will support professional staffing and attendants providing services, including our parish nurse, emergency food, resource and referral services, computer use and training and transportation.$800 will provide one week of over 400 meals for our low-income and homeless neighbors.$100 will provide one night for 25 homeless families with children at the Bad Weather Shelter, January through March.$85 will provide one night of shelter at a local hotel during rainy nights when the Bad Weather Shelter is not open.$15 will provide a hot, nutritious dinner at our Sunday evening community meal.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. For more information, please call 626-844-4700 or visit http://www.lakeave.org/lakeavenews/index.html Subscribe Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Faith & Religion News Lake Ave. Church Asks: How Many Homeless People Are There In Pasadena On Any Given Day? The City of Pasadena, like many other largely populated cities, has a substantial number of households that are at risk of homelessness. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 15, 2011 | 8:39 am Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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E-commerceis changing the way people buy training. Online one-stop shops now offerinformation on a wide range of courses and materials. What are the benefits ofbuying training this way? By Sally O’ReillyAtleast four major new training brokers have been launched in the UK in the lastyear, each claiming to make sourcing and purchasing training faster and moreefficient. Butis this development really such good news for hard pressed training managers?Does the reality match the hype – and what differentiates these new companiesfrom one another?Atfirst sight, it seems that all are promising a very similar service. They actas brokers for training companies, record feedback from staff who have attendedcourses, enable companies to keep track of both spending and the trainingprogrammes of employees, and allow individuals to keep their own trainingrecords.Sofar, so good. But Paul Buckley, managing director of TrainingNet UK, says thatsourcing training on the Internet can only work to the customer’s advantage ifthe broker has a sufficiently comprehensive database. Hiscompany has an established record in the UK as the Graduate Group, set up 30years ago when a number of companies set up a database of management courses. Thisbecame the National Training Index, which has 2,000 UK training providers onits books, is used by more than 1,000 major employers including BritishAerospace, Ernst and Young and British AirwaysHardworkBuckleypoints out that maintaining this level of service is hard work, no matter what methodof access you are offering. “Updatingthe database is very time consuming,” he stresses. “Training organisationswon’t list their courses on your web site – you have to do the work yourself.We have a team of people who do nothing but collate literature, edit it anddownload it on to the system.”TrainingNet– which already has the largest selection of courses available in the US – isnow keen to dominate the UK online training market. Thecompany has raised more than $46m to do this, and has so far acquired both theGraduate Group and Trainers Village, a web site designed to give IT trainingproviders access to freelance staff. Buckley is expecting to offer UK customersan equivalent service to that available to US customers of TrainingNet by June.IfTrainingNet’s selling point is its established track record in the UK, newcomerbookacourse.com is trading on its specialist IT credentials.Managingdirector Aasim Khalid says he saw the need for such a service when he wasworking as a technical trainer himself.“Ifound that sourcing the right training at the right price was reallydifficult,” he says. “The solution was a new kind of middle man, playing on theside of the consumer.”Thecompany was launched in May, and spent around 18 months preparing the ground.Currently,bookacourse.com is working with some 85 partners and offering only IT training,but Khalid says it will shortly be diversifying into soft skills and otherareas. He shares Buckley’s view that taking short cuts won’t work.“Ittook time to get the technology right, and get the partnerships together,” hesays. “The idea is that consumers can find and compare courses. And we alsogive training managers the chance to set their own rate.”Customerscan specify the course they want, and price they want to pay – and see ifproviders can match their request.CredentialsMeanwhile,Anita Monteith, vertical markets director with worldoftraining.com, which waslaunched late last year, is keen to stress her firm’s solid trainingcredentials. Sheand her colleagues saw a gap in the UK market in which there are 30,000providers of training courses, but no simple way to make the right choice,particularly for people looking for courses not obviously linked to their job.ButMonteith believes that on-line brokers shouldn’t promise too much and thatdirect communication between companies and providers will still be necessary.“Iftraining providers are developing highly complex packages for companies, therehas to be a lot of discussion between the two sides,” she says.“Forinstance, I did some training for a bank which meant I had to spend two daysthere, looking at their accounting system. You can’t buy that off the Internet.In cases like that, we will offer an introduction service.”Sofar, worldoftraining.com has 100 providers who are either active or about to beincluded, and is in contact with a further 800.Trainingand development materials include courses, books, CDs, distance learningprogrammes and psychometric tests.“Weare very careful who we use,” says Monteith. “We have a company charter and weexpect people to abide by these terms. Anyone who puts their details on oursite has to give two references, and it is up to the training manager to checkthese out.”StringentTrainingintermediary Skillvest.com, which launched in January, takes an even morestringent approach. Thecompany won’t say how many providers are signed up to it, but stresses that itsaim is to offer a service to major companies which includes detailed courseinformation on carefully chosen providers, on-line learning and feedback andpost training follow up.“Ourtarget customers are large companies which don’t just want to go to a web siteto purchase training – they want a system which manages training for them,”says Barbara Jamison, European director of marketing and PR with Skillvest.comThecompany offers access to courses covering a broad range of skills, includingleadership, the law and languages.“Wehave concentrated on training companies who have done leading edge work,” saysJamison. “It is not helpful to training managers if they input a request forparticular type of course and get 50 different alternatives and then have to gothrough that themselves.”Jamison’sadvice is to find out as much as possible about these new players before takinga decision. Oncethat is accomplished, she believes that intermediaries like Skillvest can makeit easier for companies to build relationships with the right providers.“HRdepartments are functioning with fewer staff, and have less time to spend onlooking at a whole range of proposals,” she says. “Buttechnology like ours can help them focus their contact with providers, so theyknow they are speaking to the right people.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Rise of the middle menOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Share this article View post tag: Stantec Photo: Illustration. US Navy file photo View post tag: US Navy The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded design firm Stantec a $35 million contract for the planning and preliminary design of a multi-mission dry dock and other upgrades at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.Stantec’s work will include comprehensive preliminary design services to enhance the shipyard’s capabilities to support naval operations.One area of focus is shipyard dry docks—unique structures that allow vessels to be hauled into a dock while it is flooded. Once the vessels are positioned over keel blocks, the dock is dewatered and the overhaul, maintenance, or repairs can begin.The critical upgrades will strengthen the nation’s readiness and support the PSNY workforce as they repair and modernize submarines.Stantec program manager Paul Harrington comments, “We have a 60-plus year history at PNSY and that brings a deep understanding of the past, present and future state of this critical infrastructure. We’re proud to field a very strong local team which we readily support with waterfront and technical experts across Stantec, including key staff involved with the design of the new Panama Canal. We value our long working relationship with NAVFAC and the public works staff and are excited to continue that partnership on these critical projects.”The PNSY is one of the country’s four public shipyards that range in age from 250-110 years old: Norfolk, VA (1767), Portsmouth, Kittery, ME (1800), Puget Sound, WA (1901) and Pearl Harbor, HI (1908). The Navy is planning a $20 billion capital program to modernize and restore the public shipyards.Stantec’s $60 million, five-year IDIQ contract for multidiscipline design services for a range of complex waterfront projects is anticipated to include: dry docks; piers; wharves; bulkheads; crane rail systems; fender systems; berthing and mooring; dredging; coastal and shoreline protection; and waterfront-related utilities. View post tag: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
New cancer research published this year suggests that for every 2,000 women screened for the disease one life is saved, but around ten are treated unnecessarily.Joan Austoker, director of the primary care education research group at Oxford University and author of government advice for the NHS, has said that more information should be provided to women about the screening process.Several Oxford medics thought while the anxiety caused was unfortunate, the lives saved justified it. They also pointed out that doctors are doing everything they can to make the screening process easier.New guidelines for the NHS are being released at the end of 2009.