Blackbaud announces Christmas prize draw winner

first_img Howard Lake | 17 January 2006 | News Tagged with: Technology This is just what we need to help us in our work at WHCM-Counselling & Support,” said Lisa, “and to help us step up a gear in our fundraising efforts. We are extremely grateful to Blackbaud for giving us this opportunity.”The prize consists of one user licence for The Raiser’s Edge, introductory training, and support for one year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blackbaud announces Christmas prize draw winnercenter_img Blackbaud, the software and related services provider for nonprofit organisations, has announced the winner to its Christmas prize draw which offered a copy of their fundraising database The Raiser’s Edge®.Lisa Rogers of WHCM Counselling & Support is the winner of a single-user system of The Raiser’s Edge®.The charity based in East London and Essex seeks to help children, young people and adults in need as a result of their personal, emotional and mental health difficulties. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Board acts on proposed first appearance changes

first_img Board acts on proposed first appearance changes Board acts on proposed first appearance changes January 1, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Criminal procedures in a controversial law that was held invalid by the Supreme Court should not be adopted in the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, according to the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee. But, upon the committee’s suggestion, a potential rule incorporating those procedures will be sent to the court in case the court rejects the committee’s recommendation.The Fast Track Committee of the Criminal Procedures Rules Committee recommended that action, which was endorsed by the full committee and then by the Bar Board of Governors at its December 16 meeting in Amelia Island.The action sends the recommendation to the Supreme Court.The board had declined to act on the rule proposal at its October meeting, expressing concerns that the procedures had not been followed and questioning the rule as then proposed by the Fast Track Committee. At that meeting, the committee proposed grafting the statute as written into Rules 3.131 and 3.132.The difficulties arose last summer when the court struck down the 2000 law passed by the legislature that banned those charged with violent felonies from getting a nonmonetary bond at their first appearances. The court said that conflicted with its oversight of procedural rules and held it invalid, but asked the rules committee to look at the issue.With a short time-frame to reply, the committee sent it to the fast track panel. That group initially proposed placing the provisions of the stricken law into the procedural rules as a way to get something before the court. The board was told at its October meeting even though that was the Fast Track Committee’s recommendation, many members felt they had to act because of a quick deadline.The board was also told, because of an apparent administrative snafu, the fast track opinion had not been circulated to members of the full committee before coming to the board for review.Board members in October voted to delay the issue until December, and inform the court as part of a request for more time. At the same time, it asked the Fast Track Committee to revisit the issue. Board members said they were concerned about the procedural irregularities. Some also said they were concerned about the constitutionality of the proposed rule since well-heeled defendants could bet a monetary bond on first appearance while poor defendants might have to wait weeks for a follow-up hearing when they could get a monetary bond. Other board members said they wanted to hear both sides of the issue before acting.At the December meeting, rules committee Chair George Tragos presented the Fast Track Committee’s revised action. That panel recommended leaving the rule as written by the court when it struck down the statute. But it also submitted a potential rule that incorporates the law’s provisions in case the court wants to enact a different rule.Tragos said that action was supported, by a 23-1 margin, by members of the full rules committee. He added the action recognized that the 2000 law passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.“The court wants this; they want to know what we think, but they also want something to work with,” he said. “We can’t ignore issues, even if we disagree with them.”The board voted 36-0 to endorse it.Under Bar rules, the board cannot amend a rules proposal and only can ask a committee to reconsider its action or pass its comments along to the court when the rules are submitted.last_img read more

Stars aligned for Wales’s clash

first_imgFree Eagle is among 11 horses left in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday following the confirmation stage. The four-year-old hasn’t raced since he finished third in the Qipco Champion Stakes over the course and distance in October. Dermot Weld reports the High Chaparral to be A1 again now and ready to make his return. American ace California Chrome will bid to put leading European horses to the sword in the Group One over a mile and a quarter. Last year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes hero was last in action at Meydan in March when he was second to Prince Bishop in the Dubai World Cup. After running in the world’s most valuable race, the connections of the Art Sherman-trained colt shipped him over to Newmarket where he has been housed by Rae Guest ahead of this race. Kevin Ryan’s The Grey Gatsby, who was also second at Meydan behind Solow in the Dubai Turf, will try to win his first race since he lowered the colours of Australia in the Irish Champion Stakes in September. The Grey Gatsby was fourth to Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh, a race which Free Eagle had to miss because he was suffering from a head cold. There are two French-trained possibles in Ectot and Gailo Chop while Japanese challenger Spielberg and Criterion from Australia add even more global interest. John Gosden is double-handed with Eagle Top and Western Hymn while Sir Michael Stoute relies on Cannock Chase. The Corsican, trained by David Simcock, completes the list. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

156 TIP cases recorded in 2018

first_imgGuyana’s small population has been hit with the growing epidemic of human trafficking cases, with statistics demonstrating that some 156 cases were recorded for 2018 only.This was divulged during the Social Protection Ministry’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) workshop on Wednesday where the Counter Trafficking in Persons Unit provided training to shelter managers and operators.Participants and coordinators of the training session on human traffickingCoordinator of the programme, Tanisha Williams-Corbin shared some of the alarming statistics which were recorded for last year as she stated that the ministry has seen notably high statistics in these cases. Out of the 156 persons that were assisted, some 93 were transferred to shelters and similar agencies for additional support.“We find that this training is very important and its timely. Over the past few years, the Ministry of Social Protection has recorded quite a significant increase in trafficking in persons. For 2018, we recorded and assisted 156 victims of trafficking in person. Out of the 156, 93 were referred to the facilities,” said Williams-Corbin.According to her, this trend has continued into 2019, with some eight cases reported in less than two months. For this, provisions were made for other countries and entities to contribute in these investigations.“For 2019 so far, [it’s the] same thing. To date, we have recorded eight cases of suspected trafficking in persons. 45 victims were identified on the soils of Guyana and we’re working closely with a Caribbean island and the International Organisation for Migration to repatriate one victim who was recruited in Guyana but trafficked to a Caribbean country,” she stated.The coordinator is of the view that these interactions will increase their strength in the fight against this type of human captivity.Throughout the session, stakeholders were provided with information and systems in places which were set up to combat trafficking by understanding the nature of these crimes. Moreover, they are briefed on how to communicate with victims. Meanwhile, Probation and Social Services Officer, Denise Ralph gave a backdrop of the importance of these sessions to shelter operators as she stated that these agencies are the first exposure to the victims after they’re rescued.It was mentioned that these persons should not be placed in environments where they feel unsafe or vulnerable.“We targeted these persons because when the victims are placed in protective care, [they] are the ones that have direct contact with those persons. Those persons are placed there for a reason. They’re placed there to be protected from perpetrators who threaten them. When these victims have to go to court, they need a safe place where we can have them housed so that they wouldn’t have other members there to influence them,” said Ralph.The Guyana Police Force has also played a role in locating trafficked persons and preventing such incidents. In its 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, the US-State Department noted that although the Guyana Government meets the minimum standards, it did not provide adequate protection and shelter outside the capital, or for child and male victims.It said the number of trafficking investigations and new prosecutions decreased, and the number of successful convictions remained low.last_img read more

Raiders’ Gruden wishes East Bay product Doss well after go-route from Oakland

first_imgALAMEDA — Keelan Doss has moved on, and so have the Raiders.The former U.C. Davis and Alameda High star agreed to join the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars instead of the Raiders.The Raiders’ leading receiver in exhibition games, Doss’ story was played up in the HBO series “Hard Knocks,” which concludes Tuesday night.Coach Jon Gruden, who was often effusive in his praise of the rookie — as he was with lots of players — wanted to make it clear the amount of air time Doss received …last_img

Facelift for Company’s Garden

first_img27 August 2007Cape Town has set aside over R1-million to upgrade South Africa’s oldest public garden, the Company’s Garden, which was laid out by Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company in the 1650s.The Garden, which is both a public park and a botanical garden, was originally laid out to provide a fresh supply of vegetables to sea-faring colonists.Situated in the central business district, the city’s “green heart” is frequented by an estimated 700 000 visitors a year.Mayoral committee member in charge of amenities and sport, Grant Haskin, said the revamp would include the restoration of “the Bothy” – the old farm labourers’ quarters, used in the 1850s by the Botanical Gardens Committee as a meeting venue – into a cafe, coffee shop or take-ways kiosk.Besides the abundant vegetation, the garden offers features such as ponds, an aviary, a sundial, and the historic Victorian restrooms. The park is also popular for educational, cultural, entertainment and recreational events, as well as for wedding photographs.Sections within the Paddock area, where the majority of events take place, will be enhanced with the introduction of paved surfaces, street furniture and litter bins. The old Director’s House will be developed into a mixed-use facility or possibly a restaurant.Security enhancements over the past year included the installation of bollard lighting throughout the gardens, new security cameras, increased guards, as well as the appointment of a social worker to deal with homeless people in the vicinity.“To complement these investments, the Central City Improvement District has helped with graffiti removal and the cleansing of the area, especially at events, together with the non-profit NGO Straatwerk,” Haskin said.A BBC film crew will be filming the garden as part of a series on historical gardens of the world.“This will place The Company’s Garden on the international stage and raise its profile as one of the most extraordinary gardens in the world,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Gallery: United for Bafana Bafana

first_imgPhotographs by Bongani NkosiSouth Africa’s largest city of Johannesburg rang with the sound of vuvuzela trumpets on Wednesday 9 June as fans from the township of Soweto to the glitzy commercial centre of Sandton took to the streets to show their support for Bafana Bafana, the country’s national football team.Click on a thumbnail for a larger low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below each thumbnail to download a high-resolution image.  • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

Did corn fungicides pay in 2016?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As farmers around the state scouted their withering corn fields this summer, the application of fungicides seemed like a waste of money. Some are now second-guessing that decision.“I should have done a whole lot more fungicides,” said Jeremy Goyings, who farms in Paulding County. “We didn’t want to throw more money at what looked like a 100-bushel corn crop at the time, but it turns out we should have. There were a lot of excellent results with fungicides in this area. It was a little variety specific and those varieties that were more disease susceptible saw more benefit. It drives home the point that we need to be pushing harder on the fungicides on the corn. I think there is money to be made with more blanket applications. There may be years that it does not have that kind of yield benefit, but there are years where it does pay and you don’t want to miss out on it. The plant health is important. Keeping that corn alive a little longer helped capture the larger kernel size.”Jon Miller shared the same regrets in Fairfield County.“Talking to neighbors, it seems like fungicide really paid for itself this year,” Miller said. “I think we’ll probably do more fungicide next year because of how this year went. It was so dry and we didn’t see the disease but there was some yield benefit. With the later rains it might have really helped.”The problem is that the plant health benefits in corn are challenging to quantify and document, particularly when prices are low.“I have heard from some growers and field agronomists about the plant health benefits of fungicides this year. They didn’t have the disease pressure and they are seeing higher yields, but they are also seeing much higher moisture corn,” said Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension corn specialist. “Plant health and fungicides are a touchy issue. I have done work with this, along with plant pathologists, and it is frustrating. We have done the work for several years and not seen any benefits. Then, lo and behold, we have a year like this and we see a response. It would be nice if we knew under what conditions it worked. It is like shooting dice. You never know the year you’re going to see the benefits of these fungicides. When corn is $7 or $8 you can put it on as a risk management tool, but when corn is $3.50 it is a different story. The speculation is that the longer you keep that corn green, the more opportunity you have to extend the filling period for corn. If you kept that canopy alive longer this year it may have translated into higher yields with the rains.”last_img read more

Legislative action must be taken to maintain one of Ohio’s crown jewels: Part 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the most venerable institutions on The Ohio State University campus. The college is:The second oldest veterinary college in the U.S., after Iowa StateThe largest veterinary college in the U.S., accepting 162 students annually from nearly 1,400 applicantsRanked in the top five of the nation’s 30 veterinary colleges for many years.And, there are many more good things I could and will share with you about the College of Veterinary Medicine in this column and in Part 2 next month.But first I want to make you aware of something that concerns me about the college. Despite its impressive standing and valuable contributions to our state, nation and world, the college lacks funding to maintain necessary staffing and programs. The college is about 80 faculty members short of what’s needed to sustain its tradition of providing high-quality education of veterinarians and conducting cutting-edge research to support food animal agriculture and protect against a growing number of potentially destructive food animal diseases. With the current shortage of faculty, burnout is taking its toll. Ten faculty members have left in the past year.Veterinary medicine is not for the faint-hearted. It requires four years of rigorous study and clinical training, after three to four years of undergraduate schooling. The first two years of vet school are intense in the medical sciences. A major portion of the clinical training starts in the third year. This covers diseases, hands-on animal care, restraint techniques, diagnosis and treatment.And this training requires tremendous resources from the college: faculty, lecture halls, exam rooms for practical training, surgery suites, animal housing, laboratories, a complete drug inventory and the latest medical equipment for treating the tiniest kitten to the biggest, meanest bull.The College of Veterinary Medicine offers several specialized programs. A couple of examples:The Galbreath Equine Center, which provides technologically advanced treatment for horses and advanced training in diagnostic services such as X-rays with dye studies, MRI and a high-speed treadmill.The Theriogenology (reproduction services) Department offers in vitro fertilization (IVF) for several food animal species.  Advanced reproductive procedures are also offered for horses. And artificial insemination and other advanced reproductive procedures are available for dogs.The Veterinary Medical Center on the Ohio State campus examines and treats about 35,000 animals a year in its Hospital for Farm Animals, Galbreath Equine Center and Hospital for Companion Animals. A large number of farm animals and horses are treated through OSU’s field services facility in Marysville by students under veterinary supervision. The facility provides large animal care for farms in 17 Ohio counties.Many OSU vet students are primarily interested in providing veterinary medicine for companion animals. But all the college’s students rotate through field services. They accompany an attending OSU veterinarian on farm calls, receiving exposure and training in medical care of all domestic large animal species.As an ambulatory veterinarian at Ohio State, I accompanied vet students on farm calls for eight years before I retired. Many students who had been totally focused on companion animals would tell me at the end of their two-week rotation how much they enjoyed providing animal care on farms. They would say, “Had I known, I might have changed my focus to a mixed practice for large and small animals.” Students focused on large animals can repeat the Marysville rotation multiple times.While I’ve focused my career on large animal care, I personally know the value of companion animals. Many experts report that pets relieve their owners’ stress. Dr. Rustin Moore, dean of the college, provides ample insight on this in an article on the Ohio State website. Here’s the link: https://www.osu.edu/features/2017/the-benefits-of-owning-a-pet.htmlBesides advancing high-tech medical care for large animals, Ohio State has advanced the state of care for small companion animals in chemotherapy, orthopedic surgery, cardiology and many other disciplines.And the Veterinary College’s research plays a very important and impactful role in bridging has even bridged animal and human medical care. The college plays a key role in Ohio State’s participation in developing One World Health. Through One World Health, the vet school collaborates with the Wexner Medical Center and OSU’s colleges of medicine; dentistry; nursing public health; optometry; pharmacy; food, agricultural and environmental sciences; education and human ecology; social work; and many more.No other university in the nation can boast of having such broad and deep collaborations with medical and other disciplines on one campus. It stands as the premiere health strategy for the future. As an example of this, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the James Cancer Center and the Veterinary College are working together to end cancer in people and animals. In the animal kingdom, dogs are especially prone to cancer, and while receiving leading-edge care through clinical trials, they are also helping people with cancer.Another program under the umbrella of The Ohio State University and College of Veterinary Medicine is the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), based in Wooster. This a collaborative program between the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine.So, as you can see, the vet school plays a vital role in agriculture and society in general and deserves the attention of Ohio’s legislators and governor for sustainability of its history of excellence and impact for the long-term future of Ohio.Next month, I’ll be back for Part 2 of this column. I’ll look more at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s critical roles in food animal agriculture. That is, preparing skilled, knowledgeable veterinarians and conducting vital research to protect and advance Ohio’s $110 billion animal agriculture industry.Plus, I’ll rally you to urge our legislators and governor to ensure the College’s ability to continue these essential roles into the future.last_img read more

Members urged to take action on farm bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment With the election behind us, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are respectively in discussions to find a pathway to pass a farm bill. If a bill is not passed in the next few weeks, a new Congress will take office in January and the whole legislative process will reset and start over.Farm Bureau is pushing for attention to many long-standing issues important to farmers such as:Improving Title 1 dairy and commodity programs such as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC).Protecting key features of the federal crop insurance program.A renewed focused on conservation programs, the specialty crop program and research and development programs.Members are being asked to help Congressional leaders recognize the hardships farmers are facing due to the current farm economy crisis. Farmers have seen rising costs and lower commodity prices for several years running. As a result, farm income is less than half of what it was five years ago.Ohio Farm Bureau is requesting members send a note using the Farm Votes Matter Action Alert Center to U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives and ask for them to move a farm bill forward before the end of the year.Farm Bureau will continue engaging with members of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to complete work on a bipartisan bill that can be signed into law to sustain our nation’s food security.Online Extras:Additional farm bill resources from American Farm BureauText of the bills and additional background information from the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee (Note the documents on these pages are not provided by Farm Bureau, but directly from the Congressional Committees.)  Leave a Commentlast_img read more