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first_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Complacent culture at BP led to oil spill KCS-content center_img A CULTURE of complacency at BP, Transocean and Halliburton contributed to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in April, an investigation into the disaster heard yesterday. William K Reilly, co-chairman of the US government’s probe into the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, said yesterday investigators had uncovered “a suite of bad decisions” that showed there was “emphatically not a culture of safety on that rig”.Reilly said the three firms were in need of a top to bottom safety reform, and added: “We are aware of what appeared to be a rush to completion at Macondo, and one must ask whether the drive from that made people determine they couldn’t wait for sound cement, or the right centralisers.”The panel, which was set up by President Barack Obama a month after the spill, yesterday heard from industry experts who tried to untangle the decisions made by rig workers leading up to the blast. “I know that there was pressure on this group of people to get done and move on,” said Steve Lewis, a drilling engineer at Seldovia Marine Services who said he had often worked with BP.Bob Graham, a former Democratic senator who is also chairing the commission, emphasised that “there was no evidence that there were conscious decisions made to trade-off safety for profit” but added “there were a series of almost inexplicable failures” ahead of the disaster. The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has held five hearings to investigate the cause of the disaster. It has until 12 January to present its findings, and has the power to recommend a change in the law and industry practices. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush Tuesday 9 November 2010 8:54 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img LORD Oakeshott was unceremoniously sacked from his job as Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman last night, after describing the government’s lending agreement with banks as “pitiful”. The Liberal Democrats said the peer had agreed to leave his non-ministerial party post by “mutual consent”, although privately senior party sources said he had been sacked. Oakeshott infuriated George Osborne, after dismissing the Treasury’s ability to negotiate with the banks. He said: “I think the Treasury’s negotiating tactics have not been very good. They have an awful combination of arrogance and incompetence, most of them couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag.A senior Lib Dem source said: “Oakeshott has been a pain for a long time now. The real problem is people thought he was talking for the front bench when he wasn’t. It was a case of do you want to go or must we make you.” whatsapp Lib Dem peer gets the sack after outburst Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:30 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content Sharelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 30, 2021 ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper IPL 2021: Big blow for Punjab Kings, KL Rahul admitted to hospital with severe abdomen pain PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2021: Punjab Kings will have to give their all to get put a halt to their derailing campaign when they face a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Ahmedabad on Friday. Smarting from a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, KL Rahul has a big task cut out to stand up to high-flying Virat Kohli’s RCB team, which has been firing on all cylinders. With four losses and two wins, Punjab are currently placed sixth in IPL 2021 points table. PBKS’ inconsistent batting has been a letdown and Rahul and Punjab team management will want to solve these problems going into their next game.Also Read:PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2021 Preview: Can Punjab Kings batting unit fire in unison against formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore?  Cricket This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 Supplement|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. 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TAGSIPL 2021PBKS vs RCBPunjab KingsRoyal Challengers Bangalore SHARE Cricket Cricket WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin, R Jadeja start recovery work; IND 198/6 (84 ovs); follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoIPL 2021: Sam Curran says if CSK miss playoffs, I’ll likely be available for New Zealand TestUndoPBKS vs RCB, IPL 2021: 3 Big challenges KL Rahul needs to solveChallenge 1: Nichola Pooran’s formThe dynamic Nicholas Pooran is having a woeful season to say the least. The swashbuckling West Indian has managed just 28 runs in the five innings which includes three ducks. Punjab tried to play him at No.5 from his usual No.4 in the previous game. However, the experiment failed after he was dismissed by Varun Chakravarthy for 19 – his highest score of the seasons so far. The team could replace him with the premier T20 batsman in the world, England’s Dawid Malan.Challenge 2: Right Playing XI combinationPunjab continue to experiment with their playing XI but has failed to find the right combination. In six matches only once has KL Rahul repeated his playing XI, in the first two matches. The lack of a settled starting line-up have kept the Punjab side struggling. Furthermore, Rahul would want to rejig his playing XI to bring balance to the batting line-up.Chris Gayle, who is known for his explosive batting, has found it hard to score at No.3. While Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been giving Punjab a good start in the powerplay, Gayle, Pooran and Deepak Hooda have failed to consistently build up the innings.Their inconsistent batting has been a letdown so far. In their six games, the KL Rahul-led side have gone on to make the three low totals batting first — 106, 120 and 123.Challenge 3: Lack of wicket-taking bowlersWhile Punjab’s batting has consistently found itself at the centre of criticism, their lack of taking wickets has also been a big problem this season. The Rahul-led side lacks lethal wicket-taking options like Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah-Trent Boult or even Chennai Super Kings Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja.Punjab’s prime pacer Mohammed Shami has looked rusty, despite being their highest-wicket taker. Arshdeep Singh has been a revelation for the franchise but the lack of support has hurt PBKS, especially in the middle-overs. Cricket last_img read more

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Glass Cabin / atelierRISTINGSave this projectSaveGlass Cabin / atelierRISTING Year:  Photographs CopyHouses•Fairbank, United States Houses Architects: atelierRISTING Area Area of this architecture project Glass Cabin / atelierRISTING 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  1120 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Contractor:Steven RistingCity:FairbankCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Steven & Carol RistingRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Reclaimed Glass, Natural Materials and the Reclaimed Prairie on the land entrusted to the grandkids of a sesquicentennial farm was the genesis of the design-build for the off-grid Glass Cabin in Northeastern Iowa. Designed as a family retreat for occasional use when returning to the family farm, the extension of the front façade creates a man-made edge to a clearing in the woods next to the Wapsipinicon River, with “barn” doors sliding open to reveal the northern glass front, closing to provide security when away.Save this picture!© Steven & Carol RistingSave this picture!Floor Plan and North ElevationSave this picture!© Steven & Carol RistingReclaimed PrairieLocated on a reclaimed prairie, the environmentally-friendly sustainable design began with the north-south orientation and a raised structure to minimize the disturbance of the grasslands and floodplain. The cabin is off-grid, net-zero, with solar and battery power, and a compost toilet. The 14’ x 32’ Great Room, with floor to ceiling glass on three sides creates an experience of being outdoors, with northern daylighting and prairie views. A screened-in porch, east and west terraces, and a lower terrace complete the outdoor interaction.Save this picture!Reclaimed Prairie LayoutReclaimed GlassLarge pieces of reclaimed pieces of clear and frosted insulated glass removed from a commercial office building expansion were used to create the north façade window wall, composted on a standard 8’ grid (to minimize lumber length construction waste). Operable windows and side patio doors provide additional daylighting and natural ventilation. The reclaimed frosted glass is used in the back bedrooms and toilet room to diffuse the southern daylighting and provide privacy.Save this picture!© Steven & Carol RistingNatural MaterialsNatural materials were used to throughout. The exposed rough-sawn structure, barn doors, exterior and interior siding, and exterior decking is predominately Western Red Cedar, selected for its natural moisture-resistant, insect-resistant, fire-retardant, acoustical properties, and a renewable resource…as well as it smells great! The cedar was left natural to patina to a warm grey, complementary to the aged barns in the area. All flooring is a natural cork. The Kitchenette countertop is copper, and the wall cabinets are custom build cedar with frosted glass doors. While primarily a three-season retreat, a Norwegian designed wood stove provides warmth for the holidays.Save this picture!© Steven & Carol RistingSave this picture!© Steven & Carol RistingDesign-BuiltThe Glass Cabin was designed and built by the architect, with occasional help from family and friends. The raised structure is essentially an agricultural modified pole barn/wood frame structure. A central 2×8 post extends from the precast concrete foundation (originally designed for cattle barns) to the roof, with side 2×6 posts integrated with the window framing and supporting the floor beams and the roof rafters. The roof structure transforms from 16-inch on-center rafters in the back to 32-inch on-center double rafters exposing 2×6 roof decking above the Great Room.Save this picture!© Steven & Carol RistingProject gallerySee allShow lessThis Week in Architecture: Our Faith in Design, from McDonalds’ Golden Arches to Chu…Architecture NewsArchitecture for Humans Proposes Zero Emission Neighborhood to Address Climate ChangeArchitecture News Share “COPY” Steven Risting Manufacturers: Cali Bamboo, Herman Miller, JØTUL, Pella EFCO, western red cedar, ColorCopper, PermaColumn Lead Architect: Photographs:  Steven & Carol Risting Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Steven & Carol Risting+ 34Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeatelierRISTINGOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFairbankUnited StatesPublished on August 24, 2018Cite: “Glass Cabin / atelierRISTING” 24 Aug 2018. 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first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Construction: “COPY” Houses VHRS Family Vacation House / Broides architects Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share Israel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Israel Supervision:Ofer BorerContractor:Yaron TibetLandscape:Mohr AvidanLighting Design:Orly Avron AlkabesElectricity:Boaz Wasserman, Gal RahumPlumbing:Eithan Elmasy, Yair Ben MenasheAir Condition:Mizug PlusCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The two-level house is situated at the center of the lot, in a manner that each level enjoys a spacious yard. A decorative pool reveals a waterfall façade towards the entrance of the lot and is surrounded by an access ramp leading to the upper level of the house. The house entrance experience is accompanied by the murmur of water and the shadows of a Weeping Willow tree growing up from the pool. The entrance outdoor foyer functions as a front porch that overlooks the front garden and towards a patio that connects between both levels of the house and allows views between its various parts. An impressive staircase made of iron and wood is situated alongside the patio.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Amit GeronFour master bedrooms are located on the upper level of the house. Each two bedrooms have a private foyer separated by a frosted glazed acid glass sliding door. At the center of the floor a family seating area enjoys a balcony overlooking the backyard and the pool at the lower level.Save this picture!© Amit GeronAt the lower level the stairs lead towards a living room where a fireplace hangs from the ceiling and its chimney heating the family room located on the level above. At the other wing of this level a spacious kitchen and a dining area are located one next to each other. Behind them, a rear service area was hidden. The living room and kitchen embrace a roofed outdoor sitting area with a fireplace and a dining area.Save this picture!© Amit GeronA fifteen-meter-long swimming pool at the backyard can be fully shaded by a dynamic horizontal and vertical canopy. Access is available directly from the courtyard to the service area, featuring the changing rooms and toilets for pool users, without the need to pass through the house. An access ramp gaps between the entrance level to the hospitality and swimming pool level. The patio is reviled from the center of the ramp and provides a glimpse towards the various levels of the house.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe house’s layout is geometrically simple and resembles two white plaster cubes which are separated by the center patio. The main wall of the entrance was covered with an unrefined stone collection in shades of grayish sand and is illuminated by a skylight which emphasizes and enhances the three-dimensional depth of the material. The covering continues additional walls of the house, between the large windows, and penetrates the interior space of the main living room. The living level is covered by parquet floor, and the hospitality level and the outdoor areas are paved with Bluestone tiles. The interior walls are white as a gallery like background for the various works of art.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessRoma House / buro511Selected Projects512 House / Traction ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBroides architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookIsraelPublished on February 25, 2021Cite: “VHRS Family Vacation House / Broides architects” 24 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs:  Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: Broides architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Dedon, MDF Italia, Moroso, Poliform, VitrA, Moss, Sub-Zero Year:  Hila Broides, Ran Broides Sayag Mizrahy Engineers 2020 VHRS Family Vacation House / Broides architectsSave this projectSaveVHRS Family Vacation House / Broides architects Lead Architects: “COPY” Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Trading Celebrity clothes to raise funds for Cancer Research UK 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.center_img Cancer Research UK is partnering with men’s clothing retailer Burton to encourage men to donate unwanted clothes, accessories and homewares to raise funds for the charity. Celebrities such as Ryan Giggs, Big Brother star Ziggy, TV presenter Jeff Brazier and actor Chucky Venice are helping to promote the new campaign.From now until mid-October the “Don’t Need It? Donate It” campaign is encouraging men “to make themselves over and help beat cancer at the same time”. In return for donating items, Burton will reward participants with a discount on men’s fashion in their stores: Cancer Research UK will hand over a voucher for £5 off a spend of £25 or more in Burton when donations are received. Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 September 2007 | News It is hoped that the campaign will generate £250,000 worth of good quality men’s stock for the charity’s network of 600 shops. The charity estimates that each bag of good quality items can be worth around £30 to it. Simon Ledsham, retail director at Cancer Research UK, said: “All good-quality donations of clothes, books, CDs and household items are welcome. Generating stock is vital for the charity’s shops so we’re really hoping that we’ll get some great men’s fashion and accessories from this campaign.”last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blackbaud releases Patron’s Edge version for smaller arts and cultural organisations Blackbaud has today unveiled a preconfigured, lower-cost version of The Patron Edge specifically for small arts and cultural organisations in the UK.The Patron Edge Essentials includes interactive ticketing, fundraising, marketing and CRM tools and functionality from its The Patron Edge product, but preconfigured for smaller organisations’ needs. It is also supported by Blackbaud’s customer support, training, design and consultancy services.Functions available include managing friends or membership schemes; data analysis to help increase recency, frequency and value of donations from patrons; segmented ticketing schemes ad personalised campaigns; tracking of every patron/donor encounter in the database; dynamic pricing initiatives; 24/7 self-service online ticket office; and multi-channel marketing to audiences.Christopher Goodhart, European MD, Arts & Cultural Division at Blackbaud Europe, who is also Treasurer and Vice Chair at The Albany theatre, London, said: “Considerable experience in the arts, cultural and attractions market has shown us that smaller organisations tend to be restricted by smaller budgets but also need less functionality when starting out with holistic solutions and multichannel integration.“Blackbaud is probably best known for the comprehensive and intricate data management and analytics that our high-end solutions can offer. As part of our mission to fully support the not-for-profit sector, we also want to help smaller organisations compete, by arming them with cutting-edge technology.”Blackbaud estimates that The Patron Edge Essentials would be an appropriate tool for up to 1,500 small and medium sized arts and cultural organisations in the UK which have less than 350 seats or a general admission total of less than £1 million per frenchy_rjp on Tagged with: Blackbaud Technology  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 April 2011 | News 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.last_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Northern Ireland  95 total views,  3 views today Howard Lake | 15 January 2018 | News  96 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The organisation set up to promote philanthropy in Northern Ireland has suspended operations.Giving NI (GNI) was co-funded by Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland (now Halifax Foundation) and The Atlantic Philanthropies in 2013 to draw attention to philanthropic activities in Northern Ireland and encourage more people to become involved in strategic giving.GNI’s said its mission was to champion philanthropy/giving in Northern Ireland, focusing particularly on High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and corporates and to build a strong independent voice for giving by working in collaboration, cooperation and partnership with sister organisations.GNI was also central to establishing and running the annual Philanthropy Fortnight event in Northern Ireland.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Philanthropy promotion body in N Ireland suspends operations 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgBy Anika KearPortland, Ore.Honking horns, waving fists and flashing protest signs, activists drove to Portland’s Columbia River Correctional Institute to support prisoners who are frustrated, scared and concerned for their lives.Car caravan in Portland, Ore, April 9, demands PPE for prisonersJust a day before, prisoners at this minimum-security facility staged a mass protest after a guard who was positive for COVID-19 was sent home. This prisoner protest was so forceful, guards locked themselves in their offices for several hours.A contact on the inside said prisoners were excited and grateful for the support from the honking caravan. Prison guards immediately closed the doors and put the inmates on full lockdown.Local television KOIN reported on the car caravan organized by Workers World Party-PDX, with help from the International League of Peoples’ Struggle and Jobs with Justice. Founding WWP-PDX branch member Lyn Neeley told KOIN: “Prisoners should be provided with masks, gloves and testing kits.” (See full interview at prisoners across the country are starting to test positive for COVID-19, she added, “It’s like a powder keg,  Prisoners will be living in a cesspool of coronavirus. They are furious because they are being sentenced to death.”CRCI had not had a full lockdown for years, but has experienced three full security lockdowns in the last two weeks.The prison has recently stopped its normal medical triage services for non-COVID19 related issues. Prisoners have gone without soap for two days and been kept in crowded living conditions, putting them at high risk of contracting and spreading the virus. They are now pressuring the facility to meet their critical needs.With support from community members, they recently established the Columbia River Inside Support Senate (CRISS) to communicate their reasonable demands to the guards. These include no limits on soap, paper towels, toilet paper and sanitizing spray; social distancing (6 feet between personal bunk areas); nonpunitive isolation; regular Medical Triage and testing for COVID-19; daily access to phones, mail and mental health services.The current situation for prisoners nationwide is dire and immediate action is necessary. Portland’s Workers World Party branch demands that prisoners be supplied with PPE immediately, that they have access to testing and treatment, and that social distancing protocols are implemented.Most importantly, WWP demands the expeditious release of the incarcerated community. Free Them All!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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