Look Ahead win Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award 2006

first_imgLook Ahead win Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award 2006 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.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Look Ahead Housing and Care has been presented with the first prize in the Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award 2006 at a special ceremony organised by London Councils.The housing charity’s Customer Involvement Programme – based in Kensington and Chelsea – saw off the challenge of five other short listed projects to collect the £10,000 top prize.The award ceremony was addressed by keynote speaker the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Ruth Kelly MP, making her first speech on homelessness since taking up her position.Look Ahead Housing and Care received its prize from Channel 4 presenter Amanda Lamb, at a ceremony at the London Design Museum. It becomes the eighth winner of the annual Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards.The awards are organised by London Councils to highlight good practice and innovative ways of tackling and reducing homelessness across the capital. They are supported by Shelter, London Housing Foundation and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).more: www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Howard Lake | 14 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Awardslast_img read more

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PFRA to use the word ‘chugger’ where appropriate

first_img Howard Lake | 21 July 2010 | News PFRA to use the word ‘chugger’ where appropriate After several years of choosing not to use the word ‘chugger’, the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) has, over the past six months or so, to use it in official communications. Indeed, it features prominently on the organisation’s redeveloped website’s section ‘Do you object to chuggers?’.‘Chugger’ is of course the pejorative portmanteau word for street fundraisers that elides ‘charity’ with ‘mugger’. It was coined in 2002 by journalist Keith Barker-Main, compiler of the ‘Say What: News Words About Town’ column in the Metro free newspaper. From the very beginning it was clearly intended to be a negative and insulting term, and many people still use it in speech and online with invective.For this reason the word is seen by many in the fundraising sector as “a contemptible slur on the integrity of hardworking people trying to do a difficult job for good causes”.However, research by the PFRA has found that the use of the word has now become much broader, with many people using it as shorthand for street fundraisers, without the original negative implications. A Google search in the UK for ‘chugger’ in a charity context reveals that, since its invention in 2002, use of the word increased only gradually for the first six years, and it is only since 2008 that it has become more widespread.Analysis of the use of the word on social networks has also revealed a shift in its usage. The PFRA has found a median of eight or nine daily uses of ‘chugger’ in a fundraising context, about 50% of which come through Twitter. However, only about a third of these are negative uses; the rest are classified as ‘neutral’. This includes purely descriptive usage such as “there were a lot of chuggers in town today”, or “my friend’s just got a job as a chugger”.Consequently, the PFRA has decided to use the word ‘where appropriate’ to help it engage with the public in the language that many of them use. Head of Communications Ian MacQuillin said: “Our view is that it matters less how people refer to street fundraisers; what’s more important is that they have a good understanding about how street fundraising operates and why charities use it.“With so many more people now using the word ‘chugger’, PFRA believes we will be fighting a losing battle if we maintain our prohibition on its use”.The PFRA found that ‘chugger’ is used primarily in London and the South East. They often have to explain the meaning of the word to licensing officials and town centre managers elsewhere.MacQuillin is clear though: “we will only use ‘chugger’ where we consider it appropriate, in response to and engaging with people who are using it as a descriptive, non-pejorative term. We will not be adopting ‘chugger’ as our default term for a street F2F fundraiser”.MacQuillin shared his thoughts on using the word ‘chugger’ with UK Fundraising earlier this month at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention:www.pfra.org.uk/publications_and_news/position_statements/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  78 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving PFRA 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

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Police use violence against journalists in Karachi and Lahore

first_img April 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police use violence against journalists in Karachi and Lahore June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders today firmly condemned police violence on 15 and 16 April in Karachi and Lahore against journalists covering a visit to Pakistan by opposition leader Asif Ali Zardari of the Pakistan People’s Party, or activities related to the visit.”There was no justification for this use of violence against journalists doing their work or for the destruction of their equipment,” the press freedom organization said in a letter to federal interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao. “This was a serious press freedom violation,” the organization added, calling on the authorities to prosecute the police involved and to compensate the journalists for the loss of their equipment.Reporters and photographers who went to Karachi railway station on 15 April to cover the departure of some 200 political activists for Lahore for Zardari’s arrival the next day found themselves being attacked with clubs by police and their cameras taken. Three journalists, Malik Munawar of the Daily Asas Karachi, Tasadduk Ghouri of the Janbaz Karachi daily newspaper and Yaseen Jabalpuri of APNA TV, were badly injured and taken to hospital.Members of the Punjab province police commanded by two officers identified as Ahmed Mobeen and Aftab Cheema dealt in a similar fashion with some 50 Pakistani and international journalists who accompanied Zardari on his flight from Dubai.The violence began as soon as Zardari left the plane, when around 200 policemen charged the journalists. Ahmed Mobeen himself struck the first blow against Mazhar Tufail, a journalist with the Pakistani television station GEO TV, before handing Tufail over to his men. The journalists were detained at the airport for more than three hours.Journalists boycotted the national assembly’s session’s yesterday and today in protest and called on parliamentarians to pass a resolution condemning the Punjab province government for this use of violence by its police force against journalists. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News Help by sharing this information Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire RSF_en center_img Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific News News News April 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

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Fool For Love’s Sam Rockwell on Practicing His Cowboy Skills

first_img Related Shows Sam Rockwell is currently appearing opposite Nina Arianda in Fool for Love and on November 12 he stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to chat about returning to Broadway. Rockwell has to use a lasso in the Sam Shepard play and revealed he found an interesting place to practice in New York City (a locale not known for it’s cowboys): “I was roping trash cans in the park…you get some odd people coming up!” Check out the interview below and then Fool For Love, which is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. View Comments Fool For Love Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015last_img

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Medford Man Killed in SUV Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 22-year-old man was killed when he crashed his SUV in his hometown of Medford early Monday morning.Suffolk County police said Devin Velastegui was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on Express Drive North when he lost control of the truck, which overturned several times and ejected the driver just west of Route 112 at 4:48 a.m.Velastegui was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly later.Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img

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Credit unions and members: A relationship, not a transaction

first_imgWhen members walk into your branches, call the contact center or use one of your remote channels, how challenging is it to use your credit union’s product and services?  Do members feel as though their experience was easy and they were helped by knowledgeable people?  Or, do they walk away feeling as though the experience was a struggle and too difficult?  If the answer is the latter, you’ve got a problem. To grow your business and convert new members, impersonal, transactional sales-and-service models have got to go.Consumers have plenty of choice in the financial services marketplace. Strong as they are, your product offerings, savings and marketing won’t be enough to stand out. To truly compete, you need to offer a meaningful member experience at every touch point with the member.Building an experience for your members can lead to significant growth in engagement, revenue and member loyalty. But to get there, it’s critical to take a hard look at your processes, culture and philosophy.At CUNA Member Experience Sales & Service School, we cover a wide range of factors that are important for a member experience, including:Knowledge of member personas and how that information can drive better decisions around the experiencesComprehensive journey mapping Alignment of member engagement and your credit union goalsJudicious hiring and onboarding practices to find and nurture the right teamTechniques for motivating staff to achieve higher performanceYou need to start thinking about your relationship with members as just that—a relationship. And, as in any relationship, success is only possible when both parties benefit, meaning it’s critical to start viewing interactions from both perspectives.You want greater use of your products and services, loyalty and support; members want effortless access to quality services and expert guidance for their financial questions. A successful experience must meet both sides’ needs.In financial services, consumers drive change. Let’s take millennials as an example.  They are rapidly growing their demographic share of the financial services market, and they want their credit unions to embody values that matter to them, such as “community” and “cause.” To meet these expectations, you need more than a hashtag. You need to make millennials feel like they’re a part of something—and that’s only possible with a tailored member experience. While that sense of purpose and belonging is especially important to millennials, it is appreciated by all demographics. Your members want to know they’re more than just a customer.  Give your members a strong experience and they never will.Learn how to exceed member expectations at every level at CUNA Member Experience Sales & Service School, August 14-16, 2017, in Las Vegas. To learn more and register, please visit training.cuna.org/memberexperience. 233SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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CFPB makes NAFCU-sought changes to CIDs

first_img continue reading » The CFPB yesterday announced changes, many of which take into account NAFCU suggestions, to policies regarding Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs). The proposed changes – which better align with requirements set forth under the Dodd-Frank Act – ensure that CIDs provide more information about the potentially wrongful conduct under investigation.“The CFPB’s policy changes to its CIDs procedures is welcomed news as credit unions will no longer be subject to ambiguous and vague requests for information,” said NAFCU Executive Vice President and General Counsel Carrie Hunt. “We appreciate the Bureau listening to our concerns and committing itself to providing relevant parties with additional information on the purpose and scope of an investigation. Going forward, we will continue to work with the Bureau to improve confidentiality protections and allotted response time for CID recipients.”CIDs are issued by the CFPB when the bureau suspects a financial institution is violating consumer protection laws. Under the updated policy, CIDs will include more information about potentially applicable provisions of law that may have been violated and specify the business activities that are subject to the bureau’s authority. In the interest of further transparency, CFPB staff may also specify relevant business activities that fall under its authority. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Members may leave for better deals

first_imgThe Federal Reserve’s recent rate cut is an opportunity for credit unions–but they need to act or risking losing members to other FIs that recognize how consumers are shopping around, according to one person.Lou Grilli, AVP of product development and thought leadership at Trellance, reminded that when the Fed cut rates by a quarter-point in July it was the first such move in a decade.“That certainly has caught consumers’ attention,” said Grilli. “People who are reading the news or looking at interest rates for auto loans or credit cards are seeing rates moving down. So if you’re not doing something for your members to help them out, then they are going to look elsewhere. I know that several people I work with are asking if it’s time now to refinance their mortgage or look for a lower car loan rate.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Suffolk Exec Vetoes County Ban on Drones With Cameras

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Citing infringement of constitutional rights, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone vetoed a bill that would have regulated camera-equipped drones and banned the increasingly popular radio-controlled devices from flying over beaches during summer.In his veto message to the Suffolk County Legislature, Bellone wrote that he found it “disturbing” that someone would want to record strangers in swimwear at the beach, but noted that it is “well-established” there is no right to privacy in public.“In attempting to create a zone of privacy where none ever existed, this legislation unconstitutionally infringes on one of our most cherished civil liberties—our right to free press and speech,” Bellone wrote Friday.The bill would have required camera-drone fliers to get written permission before using them over county buildings and would set a permitting process for such devices in parks—except for county contractors and members of the media with Suffolk County police-issued credentials. It also would have banned photo-drones from flying over county-run beaches from May 15 to Sept. 15, with violators facing up to $500 fines.The legislature had passed the bill by a vote of 15-2 with one abstention last month. One of the two bills co-sponsors, Suffolk County Legis. Thomas Muratore (R-Ronkonkoma), a former police officer, was disappointed in the veto. The other co-sponsor, Legis. Dr. William Spencer (D-Centerport), a pediatrician, said he would like to work with Bellone to fix the bill so that it will address public safety.Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) said Monday that a revised version of the bill is already in the works.“The county executive’s staff is working with Legislator Muratore to revise the bill to better address the public safety issue that drones present,” Gregory said in a statement. “I look forward to reviewing the amended version of the bill.”RELATED STORY: Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes OffAmol Sinha, director of the Suffolk County Chapter of New York Civil Liberties Union, had urged Bellone to veto the bill.“Existing and criminal court laws—such as trespassing, harassment, invasion of privacy, stalking and intentional infliction of emotional distress—can appropriately address any unlawful conduct that one can derive from drones,” Sinha said. “Suffolk County need not violate its residents’ constitutional rights because of the unknowns of emerging technology.”Bellone essentially agreed with Sinha’s statement that the legislature’s attempt to resolve the First Amendment issues by creating an exception for the media was flawed because the right to freely photograph in public isn’t limited to the media, it includes the public. The county executive signaled that he would be open to signing a revised version of the bill that focused on public safety rather than privacy.“It would not be beyond its authority for this legislature to enact such restrictions to further public safety in this county,” Bellone wrote. “A review of recent news articles relating to drones highlights the dangers posed by the unreasonable use of drones, and perhaps further regulation of drones is necessary to ensure our public safety, which, as always, is my top priority. But, the fundamental flaw with this legislation is embedded in its name, ‘A Local Law to Protect Privacy in Suffolk County.’ In other words, this legislation is unmistakable in its intent to protect privacy, rather than public safety.”The Press recently reported that authorities have received calls of at least 20 drones in Long Island skies in recent years, half of them in Suffolk, including one over a U.S. Coast Guard Station in June and another that scared a small plane pilot destined for Long Island MacArthur Airport last summer.The debate over how to regulate drones comes as the towns of Huntington and Hempstead as well as the Village of Saltaire all consider similar legislation. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to release new drone rules next year.last_img read more

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Germany’s LNG Terminal Partners Launch Open Season

first_imgThree joint venture companies, looking to build an LNG import terminal in Northern Germany, launched an Open Season on January 17 to attract interest from the market and gain detailed insight in demand.Gasunie LNG Holding, Oiltanking GmbH and Vopak LNG Holding, which are in the process of establishing the JV German LNG Terminal GmbH, said that the move marks an important milestone in the development of the country’s first LNG terminal.The facility would provide LNG distribution services, including discharge and loading of LNG ships, storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the natural gas network and LNG distribution via trucks and barges.Under the JV, the trio would build, own and operate the import terminal which would further diversify Germany’s sources of gas supply and facilitates access to LNG as an alternative low-emission fuel. The development of German LNG Terminal is currently focusing on the location Brunsbüttel.In July 2017, the three companies received EU antitrust approval to establish a joint venture. Subject to, among others, the outcome of the Open Season, the start of construction of Germany’s first LNG terminal is envisaged after the final investment decision in 2019, to be ready for operations in the fourth quarter of 2022.last_img read more

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