Platinum level added to Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards

first_img  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising legacies payroll giving The Institute of Fundraising is adding a new ‘Platinum’ level of Quality Mark to its Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards in order to recognise the very best employers who are promoting payroll giving to their staff.The new Quality Mark has been introduced to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the tax-effective method of giving direct from salary in the UK. It joins the bronze, silver and gold awards.The Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards were announced in January 2006 with the aim of recognising and rewarding organisations for making Payroll Giving available to their staff. They form part of an effort to increase participation in payroll giving and help increase the sustainable income stream available to charities.The Quality Mark acknowledges how payroll giving has been implemented within an organisation and demonstrates its commitment to the good causes that its employees wish to support from their salary.Employers are recognised with a Bronze, Silver, Gold or now a Platinum Quality Mark Award depending on the take-up of the scheme that they achieve. The new Platinum level recognises employers that go the extra mile in terms of promoting this form of giving to charity.So far over 80 organisations have applied for this highest level of award, with 29 meeting the criteria. They will receive their awards shortly.A second wave of awards is expected to be delivered at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards ceremony in October 2012 as a further celebration of Payroll Giving’s 25th Howard Lake | 22 April 2012 | News Platinum level added to Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Guest speaker Ben Shapiro talks about “leftist myths”

first_imgTwitter TAGSembedded tweetsphotosvideo ReddIt Tamera Hyatte Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Tamera Hyatte World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Tamera Hyatte TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture Tamera Hyatte Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color Guest speaker Ben Shapiro spoke about leftist myths Wednesday nigh in the BLUU auditorium. (Photo Credits: Lizzie Hopkins)center_img TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil Twitter Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride Facebook Facebook Linkedin Previous articleBollywood cardio class spreads cultural awarenessNext articleWomen’s basketball is ready for new season to start Saturday Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Linkedin printAn overflow crowd of students and community members filled the Brown Lupton University Union auditorium Wednesday night to listen to a conservative viewpoint on diversity and white privilege. Ben Shapiro, who is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, spoke about those topics as well as trigger warnings and microaggressions. He called all of them “leftist myths.”Shapiro was brought to campus by the Young Americans for Freedom organization. Shapiro was applauded by some in the audience and questioned critically by others at the end of the program. Shapiro was critical of recent protests at TCU and across the nation. He also objected to the university’s handling of a list of demands from three students, including the naming of a chief inclusion officer, a cabinet-level position. He criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who started a protest movement of not standing for the National Anthem to object to what he called the mistreatment of people of color in this country. “To tribute the shooting of black people, to unspecify white privilege and to kneel for the National Anthem as Colin Kaepernick does, that’s racist in it of itself,” Shapiro said. “You can’t assume white people don’t care about innocent black people getting blown away without evidence. That’s disgusting and it’s racist.”He called out the three students who met with Chancellor Victor Boschini and presented a list of demands they said would improve diversity and inclusion at TCU. “Yes, I mean you Diona Willis, Shanel Alexander and Emily Laff,” he said. “Those are the three TCU students who have organized these silent protests during the National Anthem at football games. Shame on the administration, weaklings as like the chancellor, the vice chancellor, and the associate chancellor of student affairs and all the other administrators who gave credit for this bulls–t.”Ben Shapiro speaks about leftist myths from Tamera Hyatte on Vimeo.Alexander and Willis attended the speech and said they felt disrespected by Shapiro and others who have criticized them without talking to them.“I felt he was a crowd pleaser,” said Willis, a senior political science major. “He wanted to say what he knew would get people riled up that would obviously charge either side or the opposition to side with him.” Alexander, who is also a senior political science major, said Shapiro and the students of YAF misunderstood the reasoning behind the protests and list of demands.“A lot of the conservative people on campus and people on the outside looking in do not understand the reasoning behind the demands,” Alexander said. “The fact that people haven’t spoken to us to get the root of it, it just makes it wrong to speak out about it in general.”Ron Robinson, president of the national organization the Young America’s Foundation, was among those in the crowd. “I definitely agree with the educational provocative nature in the sense it challenges students to read a lot, to study on issues and to form their own opinions based on the conclusions they come to,” he said. A TCU student and member of YAF Mary Beth Strobel, a senior economics major, agreed with Shapiro’s assessment that white privilege is an individual problem, not societal issue.Prior to his speech, Shapiro spoke briefly with TCU360 about his views on inequality.  “Essentially, I think income inequality is made an issue because people want to redistribute income and ignore the real problem is poverty; not further somebody is rich or not. The rich people are not stealing the money from poor people.” [View the story “Ben Shapiro speaks about leftist myths” on Storify] Tamera Hyatte The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Bundoran RNLI called to assist pleasure craft at Mullaghmore

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Bundoran RNLI called to assist pleasure craft at Mullaghmore Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook By News Highland – January 20, 2014 The crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were tasked on Sunday afternoon for their first callout of 2014.An 18 foot pleasure craft with two persons on board which suffered engine failure off Mullaghmore Head in County Sligo. The alarm was raised with Malin Head Coast Guard shortly before 4pm on Sunday afternoon by mobile phone and the lifeboat launched within 3 minutes as many of the crew were already on station completing their Advanced Cardiac First Responder course.On arriving at the scene, the crew found that the occupiers of the pleasure craft were being assisted by local charter fishing boats.  The Bundoran lifeboat crew then took the craft under tow to Mullaghmore harbour and returned then to the lifeboat station.Speaking afterwards, Lifeboat Launching Authority for Bundoran RNLI Patrick O’Doherty said ‘we were happy to assist the boat owners who had the misfortune of having their engine lose power while out on a Sunday afternoon. We would advise all boat owners to ensure that they have a means of contacting the Coast Guard in case of emergency when out on the water.  We would especially recommend the use of a handheld VHF radio. Pinterest Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Previous articleShay stars for BoroNext articleMEP says Donegal will reap the benefits of 200 million Euro PEACE fund News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Was Gosafe targeting unwitting speeders in Letterkenny?

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Was Gosafe targeting unwitting speeders in Letterkenny? Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal’s Mayor has questioned GoSafe operating a speed check on the four lane road in Letterkenny on the same day new signs were erected dropping the legal speed from 100 to 80 kmp/h.The lower speed limit was passed earlier this year but only came in to force with the erection of new signage on Friday.As the signs were being changed, a GoSafe van was operating a speed check.Councillor Gerry McMonagle is seeking clarification on which speed limit the van was checking, he says if it was 80 kmp/h then those caught as the signs were changing should have the offence waved:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 31, 2017 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleLetterkenny social welfare officer admits selling info to private investigatorNext articleDates confirmed for Super 8’s and All Ireland Final’s News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebooklast_img read more

HII’s Shipbuilding Division Hosts U.S. Congressmen

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: U.S. View post tag: hosts The Congressmen toured the shipyard and visited various shops where ship units are assembled. They also were given a tour of the amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26), which will launch later this year.“These visits are important to show our regional Congressional leadership the innovation we are implementing to reduce costs and the quality workmanship of our shipbuilders,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “We spent time with the Congressmen talking about our build processes and the progress we are making across the yard, particularly on the LPD program. We have a hot production line and are benefitting from a strong learning curve on this program, making the ships more affordable and providing a complex and quality product for our sailors and Marines.”“More than 2,000 residents of Southwest Alabama go to work every day at the world-class Huntington Ingalls facility across the state line in Mississippi,” said Byrne, who represents the 1st District in Alabama. “At a time when our nation faces uncertainty and rising forces that seek to challenge our status as the world’s dominant power, it’s more important than ever that we have a strong and capable Navy. The ships produced here on the Gulf Coast are vital to our ability to project power and protect our interests abroad. I look forward to working with Congressman Palazzo on the House Armed Services Committee to ensure the Gulf Coast region presents a unified voice in support of the shipbuilding industry.”While the newly elected Byrne was making his first visit to Ingalls, Palazzo has previously toured Ingalls multiple times.“It’s always a pleasure to meet with our Mississippi shipbuilders, who go to work every day in support of our men and women in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard,” said Palazzo, who represents Mississippi’s 4th District. “I want to take every opportunity to educate my colleagues on the importance of the shipbuilding work we do right here in South Mississippi. The more members of Congress who see how vital these ships are to our national security, the more they will support investments in future ships, like a 12th LPD 17 warship. I am confident Rep. Byrne will prove to be a staunch shipbuilding ally on the House Armed Services Committee, and I am pleased to welcome him to South Mississippi today.”[mappress]Press Release, April 25, 2014; Image: HII View post tag: Congressmen View post tag: division View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Shipbuildingcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today HII’s Shipbuilding Division Hosts U.S. Congressmen April 25, 2014 Share this article Authorities The U.S. Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., visited Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division Wednesday. The congressmen, both members of the House Armed Services Committee, met with shipbuilders and were briefed on the construction processes for the four different classes of military ships built at Ingalls. HII’s Shipbuilding Division Hosts U.S. Congressmen View post tag: HIIlast_img read more

Coffee Concert, 20th January 2008: Jennifer Pike plays Ravel and Franck

first_imgOne of the greatest young British violinists playing one of the greatest  romantic sonatas: this was the spectacle at the Holywell Music Room last  Sunday, as Jennifer Pike gave a breathtaking performance of violin sonatas by Ravel and Franck.  Pike won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2002 at the age of twelve, and her recital last Sunday showed that her early promise is certainly being fulfilled.  The famous Franck sonata was particularly well received by the audience, who filled the hall easily.  It was so full, in fact, that people had to sit on the stage behind the violinist.Accompanying Jennifer Pike was her father, Jeremy Pike.  The great understanding between the pair was evident, particularly in the antiphonal section at the beginning of the third movement of the Ravel.  This movement was particularly energetic, with dashing semiquavers, and was well appreciated by the audience.  Ravel’s love of jazz was clear in both this and the second movement.  Upon hearing a black jazz band in 1921 in Paris, Ravel asked in a letter, ‘Have you been to hear the negroes?  Their virtuosity is at times terrifying’.  This virtuosity was clearly on display in Pike’s performance.The Franck sonata certainly lived up to Jeremy Pike’s description as both ‘uplifting’ and ‘tragic’ in different places.  The intense silence of the audience following the third movement showed their appreciation for Jennifer Pike’s playing.  The themes which recurred throughout were brought out beautifully by the young violinist, and the fiendish piano part was exceptionally well played; this was especially noticeable in the second and final movements.The concert ended with an encore. Jennifer Pike played an arrangement of Gershwin’s ‘It ain’t necessarily so’.  Her love for the piece was clearly on show, and was hence transferred to the audience.  After such a fantastic concert, the next in the series is eagerly anticipated.  It will be held next Sunday at 11.15am, and consists of the Tippett string quartet playing Beethoven and Tippett (tickets available from Tickets Oxford 01865 305305).last_img read more

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Pleads Ignorance In ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Plagiarism Lawsuit

first_imgWhile Led Zeppelin has endured a powerful legacy among classic rockers, one sharp criticism of the band is their unfortunate penchant for stealing songs. So much so, in fact, that we wrote an in-depth feature with a track by track analysis to determine the extent of the problem.However, one song gave us pause in the article: “Stairway To Heaven.” Easily the band’s most iconic song, “Stairway” came under fire when the band Spirit accused them of ripping it off from their 1968 original, “Taurus.” Led Zeppelin IV, featuring “Stairway,” was released in 1971.Currently, the plagiarism case is in the courts, and guitarist Jimmy Page recently made something a definitive statement on the matter. As The Hollywood Reporter shares, Page denied ever hearing the “Taurus” song until 2014.“I had not previously seen it in my collection and do not know how or when it got there,” states Page. “It may well have been left by a guest. I doubt it was there for long, since I never noticed it before. But, again, I know I did not hear Taurus until 2014.”The band’s main argument can be read here: “The similarity between ‘Taurus’ and ‘Stairway’ is limited to a descending chromatic scale of pitches resulting from ‘broken’ chords or arpeggios and which is so common in music it is called a minor line cliché… There is no substantial similarity in the works’ structures, which are markedly different. Neither is there any harmonic or melodic similarity beyond the unprotected descending line. Rather, straining to find something, the plaintiff’s expert argues that ‘Stairway’ and recordings of ‘Taurus’ have only five of the six chords in a centuries-old work — part of public domain material is still public domain material — and that both have the unprotected sequence of notes in a minor scale, A, B and C.”Meanwhile, Spirit is arguing that they performed with Led Zeppelin on a number of occasions, thus providing ample time for the band to morph “Taurus” into “Stairway To Heaven.”You can listen to both songs and compare for yourself, below:last_img read more

Moon Hooch Covers Backstreet Boys At Wild, Impromptu Belgian Street Jam With Brazzmatazz & NAFT

first_imgCurrently, the explosive horn-and-percussion trio, Moon Hooch, is on tour in Europe. The three stellar musicians are known for their high-octane performances, consistently wowing audiences stateside with their adventurous sound and energized and infectious live shows. As the band continues across Europe, with dates coming up in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Austria, and Hungary through to August 5th, it’s clear the New York-born ensemble is making a lasting impression on fans across the pond.Recently, Moon Hooch released a special video to its YouTube page, which features the band tearing up a spontaneous street jam in Belgium during the Gentse Feesten. Flanked by two Belgian brass bands, Brazzmatazz and NAFT, the rowdy impromptu concert recalls Moon Hooch’s early days in New York City, where the trio first came to fame after videos of busking in the subway went viral. With a history of captivating, live public performances, this newest video from Moon Hooch is just as wild, with the band and their Belgian friends laying out a fiery cover of Backstreet Boys classic “Everybody”.The band’s cover is pretty ridiculous, with stellar hornwork across the board in addition to some standout cameos of fans on the streets getting down to the group. You can check it out for yourself below, plus catch Moon Hooch when they’re back in the U.S. on tour, with the group playing a number of festival appearances and headlining shows from August through September.Moon Hooch, Brazzmatazz & NAFT – “Everybody” (Backstreet Boys cover)last_img read more

Field notes gathered by ear

first_imgAlto saxophonist Yosvany Terry is passionate about performing, composing, and teaching. But the new senior lecturer in the Music Department might be happiest when he’s visiting the countryside in his native Cuba, soaking in sounds that have no sheet music.“Learning traditions that have been passed down orally, I have to embrace a different way to learn and embrace all the senses,” he said.A Grammy-nominated musician who also oversees the Harvard Jazz Ensembles, Terry hopes to elevate the value of musical tradition born in rural environments to the university setting. Like Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, both Hungarian composers who found inspiration for their orchestral work in the folk music of their times, Terry believes indigenous sounds of chanting, clapping, horns, and percussion give him a rich repertoire with which to challenge his students.Mase NadodoFrom “New Throned King,” the latest CD by Yosvany Terry, released by 5 Passion“It also exposes them to a way of learning that is so different from the Western way of learning, which is how they’ve learned all their life,” he said.Born into a musical family in the city of Camagüey, Terry watched his father, Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry, a master violinist and chekere player, and founding director of the charanga band Orquesta Maravillas de Florida, greatly influence the Cuban jazz scene.“He was the first in our family, and my two brothers and I decided also to be musicians. The Afro-Cuban traditions, the love of the arts, the love of the rich and vast traditions of Cuba — that’s what he has passed down to us,” he said.Terry took up the violin at age 5 with a private tutor.“That was the beginning of the end. My father was practicing every day at home. I would see him perform with his orchestra and I knew this is what I want to do.”New Throned KingFrom “New Throned King,” the latest CD by Yosvany Terry, released by 5 PassionAt 11 years old, Terry switched to saxophone, studying classical music at the School of Arts and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana. The instrument’s versatility drew him deeply to jazz in all its forms. Today he performs on a range of musical projects including the Yosvany Terry Quintet, Afro-Cuban Roots (inspired by ceremonial music), Ancestral Memories (with French pianist Baptiste Trotignon), and the Bohemian Trio (a contemporary ensemble based in New York). The breadth of genres reflects Terry’s “one music” mindset.“To look at music is to embrace everything. When I was growing up, it was never about one vocabulary or language.”Summer ReliefYosvany Terry on saxophone, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Osmany Paredes on piano, Yunior Terry on bass, and Obed Calvaire & Pedro Martinez with vocal and percussionThat philosophy animated “Foundations of Modern Jazz,” the class Terry taught in the fall examining the influence of West African music on jazz. There was attention to rhythms and phrase models without the use of written music, and a focus on improvisation by clapping, chanting, and singing. His spring jazz class is a study of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, an institution that paved the way for jazz greats Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, and Benny Golson. Terry and the Harvard Jazz Band will perform with acclaimed bassist and artist-in-residence Rufus Reid on April 9 at Sanders Theatre.“It’s about learning the repertoire, but also the music in historical and social context,” said Terry of the Jazz Messengers course. “To me, it’s a fascinating journey how music shaped their lives, but also how their backgrounds played a big role in their contributions.”In touch with his own background, he returns every Christmas to Camagüey, as well nearby Matanzas and Remedios, to play with local musicians during Las Noches de Parrandas (The Night of Festivities). The street sounds entertain entire communities, and further serve as inspiration for Terry’s compositions. (“New Throned King,” his 2014 album nominated for best Latin jazz, married modern jazz with the arara music celebrated in Matanzas.)“Each project is very particular, almost like a devotion,” said Terry. “Most musicians want to spend time rehearsing their instrument. For me, it’s important to do the research. I wake up and feel I have to go into the field.”last_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion

first_img Related Shows Tickets are now available for The Lion, an autobiographical musical written and performed by singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer. Directed by Sean Daniels, the limited engagement will play from June 10 through July 13 at City Center. Opening night is set for June 26. View Comments The Lion The Lion is a true story of love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music. Songs from the tuner are featured on Scheuer’s album, The Bridge. The Lion has been previously performed in various incarnations at Lincoln Center, the St. James Theatre in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The production will have set design by Neil Patel, costume design by Jennifer Caprio, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Leon Rothenberg. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014last_img read more