Chief Executive of Diabetes UK awarded OBE

first_imgChief Executive of Diabetes UK awarded OBE Howard Lake | 16 June 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Paul Streets, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, has been awarded the OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services towards people with diabetes.Streets has worked at Diabetes UK, formerly the British Diabetic Association, since July 1998. He has steered the charity through some major changes, including a new corporate identity in 2000. He was also instrumental in shaping the English National Service Framework for Diabetes (NSF), and also worked to ensure framework services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.Streets said: “I regard this as a great honour, but it is also recognition of the work we are doing at Diabetes UK. I work with a tremendous team of people, who share my vision of a future without diabetes.” Advertisement 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.last_img read more

President Santos Names New Military High Command in Colombia

first_img On September 6, the Colombian Government named a new Military high command, under the direction of Army General Alejandro Navas, who was named commandant-general of the Armed Forces, according to an announcement by President Juan Manuel Santos. Navas, up to now commandant of the Army, replaces Admiral Edgar Cely, who has been serving in that post since August 7, 2010, when Santos took office. For his part, General Sergio Mantilla was named commandant of the Army, while Admiral Roberto García will occupy the post of commandant of the Navy, and General Tito Saúl Pinilla will head the Air Force. The president confirmed General Oscar Naranjo as director of the National Police, a post he has held since May 2007. Finally, Santos named Air Force General José Javier Pérez as the new head of the Joint General Staff. The reshuffling of the Military high command follows the naming of Juan Carlos Pinzón as the new defense minister, an appointment that was announced by Santos on Wednesday. On announcing the changes in the Military and police high command, Santos expressed his assurance that “this team – who know one another very well and whom I know because I worked with them as defense minister and now as president – is going to be a first-class team that is going to be at the minister’s side and at the head of the Armed Forces, giving great tranquility to the country.” The naming of Pinzón as minister and the new Military high command is a consequence of the administration’s decision to revise its strategy in the fight against illegal armed groups, including leftist guerrillas and the so-called “criminal gangs” (Bacrim) in the service of drug traffickers, made up of former extreme-right-wing paramilitaries. Along those lines, on investing Pinzón with the defense portfolio on Monday, Santos asked the Armed Forces for innovation and audacity in order to defeat the illegal armed groups. By Dialogo September 08, 2011last_img read more

JSW announces Rs 5 lakh cash award to grappler Narsingh Yadav

first_imgMumbai, Sep 16 (PTI) JSW Sports that supports wrestler Narsingh Yadav and seven other Indian grapplers, who were part of the squad at the recently-held World Championship in Las Vegas, today announced a cash award of Rs five lakh to him for winning a bronze medal in the USA. “Narsingh Yadav has become the first wrestler from India to book a quota for the Olympic Games through the World Championships in a difficult weight category. We are all proud of his fantastic achievement and are committed to providing him every kind of support to ensure that he has the perfect platform to excel at the Rio Olympics. As a token of appreciation, he will be given a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh,” said JSW Sports CEO Mustafa Ghouse at a media conference here today with the wrestler in attendance. JSW has been supporting Mumbai-born Yadav for the last two years by providing him with foreign exposure, training, apparel, supplements and access to a team of physios. Yadav asserted winning the quota place for Rio will help him concentrate now on ironing out his faults. “Winning a quota with almost a year to go for the Olympics is a great thing. I can use this time now for preparing myself fully and with single-minded determination. I do not need to compete in any qualifiers and can use this time to weed out my mistakes and improve in certain key areas that my coaches have identified,” he said. The other wrestlers in the World Championship squad supported by JSW are: Bajrang Punia, Amit Kumar, Arun Kumar (men), Babita Kumari, Geeta Phogat, Vinesh and Navjot. PTI SSR SDL PDS ATKlast_img read more