The Board Member’s Companion: Understanding How to Make a Difference

first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Board Member’s Companion: Understanding How to Make a Difference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

USDA Report on Beef Prices First Step Toward Fairer Markets

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 26, 2020 Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Department of Agriculture has released an update on its investigation of cattle markets and why consumers are paying higher prices for meat while farmers are being paid less. American Farm Bureau Federation Congressional Relations Director Scott Bennett says the report examines the market price disparities.“In the report, USDA outlines exactly what has happened in the volatile cattle markets since the Holcomb fire in August of 2019, and the volatilities due to COVID-19,” he said. “In addition to the report, there’s some policy recommendations that USDA feels could be addressed both administratively and legislatively to further reduce the volatility in the cattle market.”Bennett says Farm Bureau is reviewing the USDA policy recommendations,“We are analyzing these policy recommendations and certainly hope to have a robust discussion not only with legislators, but the administration on exactly what we can do to make sure that these markets are not as volatile and they are fair for our cattle producers.”The USDA investigation is ongoing, and Bennett says Farm Bureau is hopeful the investigation will lead to fair cattle markets.“We understand that the meatpacking industry is consolidated into four major packers that represent 80 to 85 percent of the weekly kill,” he explained. “We understand that they are a part of our supply chain. However, we need to work for the producer and increase their leverage that they have in order to have fair cattle markets.”Source: AFBF Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Report on Beef Prices First Step Toward Fairer Markets USDA Report on Beef Prices First Step Toward Fairer Markets Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week – Week in Review Podcast for July 25thNext articleChina Continues to Buy More US Soybeans Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Press release: New prison anti-corruption taskforce unveiled

first_imgThe police will be working with HM Prison Service to co-ordinate this work, reflecting the fact that corruption can extend beyond the prison walls – sometimes involving criminal kingpins orchestrating activity from their cells.The new team accompanies our £70 million investment to improve safety, security and decency in prisons. This includes funding for new security scanners, improved searching techniques, phone-blocking technology and a financial crime unit to identify and seize assets linked to crime behind bars.This has come against a backdrop of rising prison officer numbers, with more than 4,700 additional officers now recruited since October 2016 and staffing levels at their highest since 2012.Notes to editors Corruption can range from a member of staff having a relationship with a prisoner to bringing in drugs and contraband for individual prisoners or organised crime groups. The unit complements prison security teams that can already search staff, including with metal detectors and baggage scanners.The new Counter Corruption Unit has 4 aims to combat the threat: Broadcasters: A pre-recorded interview with the Justice Secretary David Gauke is available on a pooled basis. Please contact Sky News at Millbank to obtain this for security reasons, we are unable facilitate the recording of the Counter Corruption Unit’s work Our prison staff are overwhelmingly dedicated and honest and do their best to instil safety and order in our jails. We have seen from recent criminal prosecutions, however, that a small minority continue to engage in corrupt behaviour in our prisons – damaging both the integrity of the system and their profession. This unit underlines our determination to stamp out criminality in prison in all its forms and will make sure we are closing the net on the individuals driving this, allowing the focus to be on safety and rehabilitation and ultimately keeping the public safer. new unit ‘closing the net’ on corrupt staff in prisons team of specialists installed to tackle the threat part of wider crackdown on crime behind bars protect against corruption by building an open and resilient organisation prevent people from engaging in corruption, strengthening professional integrity pursue and punish those involved in corruption prepare prisons to minimise the impact of corruption where it does occur. The new Counter Corruption Unit began work earlier this month and will proactively pursue those suspected of corrupt activity in prison and probation services across England and Wales.Working closely with law enforcement agencies, these specialist staff will investigate and disrupt criminality, and bring more prosecutions against those causing harm behind bars.Crucially, the new taskforce will serve to protect the vast majority of prison and probation staff who are honest and hardworking. It will take action to counter the chaos and violence caused by the few who smuggle illicit items into our jails or impede our ability to supervise offenders in the community effectively.The unit comprises 29 specialist staff split into a national team and 5 regional teams. Within these teams are expert intelligence analysts who will examine threats to the organisation.Justice Secretary David Gauke said:last_img read more

Ween Brings The ‘Freedom Of ’76’ To Philadelphia [Videos/Setlist]

first_imgBeloved rockers Ween brought their Sunday best to Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA last night, playing their first area show since the band played at the same venue in 2006. Sufficed to say, the city of Philadelphia was eager to get brown, and the Boognish was there to deliver.The band put on a marathon performance, playing over thirty songs in the full showing. The band opened with “Nan” and brought out “Transdermal Celebration” to really get rocking. The show featured an acoustic mini-set as well, with Ween offering stripped down versions of “The Mollusk,” “Kim Smoltz,” “Chocolate Town,” “Tried and True,” and “The HIV Song.” With the city of Philadelphia behind them, the band closed out their main set with the classic “Freedom of ’76.” With a great three-song encore that included “Big Jilm,” “Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?” and “Buenas Tardes Amigo,” Ween bid their fans a fond farewell.Watch highlights from the Philly performance, below.The Grobe (via 215music)Roses Are Free (via 215music)Buckingham Green (via missymoist)Bananas And Blow (via 215music)Freedom of ’76 (via 215music)Next up for Ween is a show at the House of Blues in Boston, MA, before playing two nights at LOCKN’ Festival and another at the Pabst Project NW. Check out the setlist from last night’s show in full, posted below via Brownbase.Setlist: Ween at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA – 8/21/16Set: Nan, Transdermal Celebration, The Grobe, Mister Richard Smoker, Roses Are Free, Buckingham Green, Did You See Me?, Mutilated Lips, Frank, Bananas and Blow, Learnin’ to Love, Happy Colored Marbles, Your Party, Touch My Tooter, Gabrielle, The Stallion pt 1, Transitions, I’ll Miss You, The Mollusk*, Kim Smoltz*, Chocolate Town*, Tried and True*, The HIV Song*, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), How High Can You Fly?, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Doctor Rock, Freedom of ’76Encore: Big Jilm, Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?, Buenas Tardes Amigo*acoustic– Gener solo for I’ll Miss You[Photo by littlemissmandee//Instagram]last_img read more

ND fire department appoints new chief

first_imgWhen Bruce Harrison learned of his recent appointment as fire chief of the Notre Dame Fire Department, he knew his career was taking a step in an exciting direction. “I was a little bit overwhelmed and definitely appreciative,” Harrison said.  “This is a fantastic opportunity, both for myself and for my family.” Harrison, who will take over as chief on March 1, will come to Notre Dame with 30 years of experience at the DeKalb, Ill., Fire Department under his belt. He said he is confident the guidance of his new colleagues will help him adjust smoothly to the responsibilities of his new position. “I trust that there’s a lot of experience and dedication in the [Notre Dame] Fire Department that will greatly assist me in transitioning into situations that may be somewhat different or have some sort of variation,” Harrison said. Harrison said his experience in DeKalb has prepared him for any challenges he might face at Notre Dame, including fire prevention, emergency response, suppression of hostile fire and public fire education. “There’s definitely a great deal of similarity between what I’m doing in DeKalb and what I’ll be responsible for doing here at Notre Dame,” Harrison said. Harrison began his career in the DeKalb Fire Department with a strong desire to protect the safety of his community and to rescue those in danger. “For me, there has been no higher calling than to be of service to those in need and in crisis,” Harrison said.  “My career in the fire service has been about meeting the needs of the community through preparedness, prevention and response.” Harrison said he is grateful for the opportunity to become a part of Notre Dame’s history. “I appreciate the tradition and the heritage that is the University of Notre Dame, and I’m tremendously honored to be part of its storied campus,” Harrison said. “It’s an immaculate place.” He is also happy to join an organization he considers one of the best in the world, he said, and hopes to leave his own mark on the department during his tenure. “The opportunity to be fire chief for the Notre Dame Fire Department and serve the Notre Dame community is a great honor and has great meaning to me, both personally and professionally,” Harrison said.  “I view the NDFD to be world class, and I hope that I can add value to that mission.”last_img read more

Arsenal stand in way of Pep’s first Man City silverware

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola is anxious to play down suggestions that winning his first piece of silverware for Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final against Arsenal would herald a period of dominance.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach takes his side to Wembley with the Premier League title virtually in the bag and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals looking certain.But despite City’s dominance this season, Guardiola will be eager to get his hands on a trophy, even if it would have been fourth on the list of his priorities when the campaign began.City are clear favourites to beat Arsenal but Arsene Wenger’s men have made a habit of cup success in recent years, winning the FA Cup in three of the past four seasons.“Not even in Barcelona when we won the first title in the cup did I expect to win 14 titles in four years,” said Guardiola, anxious not to over-burden his players. “I’m more pragmatic.“I think in football it’s a big mistake to think what might happen in the next three years. It’s a big mistake for our heads, our targets, it makes no sense.“When people asked in the beginning, about winning four titles (this season), I said of course we’ll try, but the big teams have not been able to do that — the big Liverpools, the big Uniteds, the big Arsenals, the big Chelseas.”Defeat for City could lead to a certain feeling of anti-climax at the Etihad as it would follow hot on the heels of their FA Cup exit at the hands of lowly Wigan Athletic — ending their quest for an historic quadruple.– Shock Jesus return? –Striker Gabriel Jesus could make a shock return at Wembley after being out with a knee injury since the end of December, although there are doubts over Raheem Sterling’s fitness.Guardiola confirmed second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will start, having done so in all domestic cup matches this season, but Fabian Delph is suspended after being sent off against Wigan.The Catalan boss earlier this season questioned the value of the League Cup, saying “you waste a lot of energy” but it could serve as a springboard to further success, as it has done previously for the likes of Jose Mourinho. Wenger has won the FA Cup a record seven times since he took the helm at Arsenal but has twice been beaten in the final of the League Cup, by Chelsea in 2007 and Birmingham City in 2011.The French manager was asked at his pre-match press conference what the key was to beating City.“To first of all have a strong belief that we can do it, be well-organised and take every opportunity to go forward and play our offensive game,” he said.He acknowledged the threat from players such as Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne but said it was difficult to focus on shutting down individuals.“One of the big strengths of Man City is De Bruyne of course, because he has become a very complete player,” Wenger said.“He is a modern midfielder for me, he can be decisive in the final third, he works very hard, he is right-footed, left-footed and he is a fighter as well so overall I am not surprised he has done well.“They have so many players that you have to stop that it is better to focus on the team plan rather than on any individual.”Alexandre Lacazette is unavailable because of injury and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is ineligible because he played in the competition for Manchester United earlier this season.Wenger said David Ospina would play in goal at the expense of Petr Cech, continuing his role as the go-to ‘keeper for cup matches.He said Mesut Ozil was likely to play and he would make a decision on Aaron Ramsey on Saturday.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more