354 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Fundraising Regulator appoints Northern Ireland ManagerThe Fundraising Regulator has recently strengthened its presence in Northern Ireland by contracting a dedicated Northern Ireland Manager, Joanne McDowell. McDowell will be responsible for building public trust and confidence in charitable organisations and raising the Fundraising Regulator’s profile in Northern Ireland. She will develop relationships with charities and sector bodies to maintain high standards of fundraising and will represent the Fundraising Regulator at conferences and meetings. McDowell will be the Fundraising Regulator’s second representative in Northern Ireland, alongside Walter Rader OBE, the Fundraising Regulator board member for Northern Ireland. — Nordoff Robbins UK (@NordoffRobbins1) September 5, 2019Nordoff Robbins announces Sandra Schembri as new CEOSandra Schembri has been announced as the new Nordoff Robbins CEO. She will be taking over from outgoing CEO Julie Whelan who is retiring from the post later this year. Schembri will join Nordoff Robbins as incoming CEO on 7 October and, after a brief transition period, Whelan will formally stand down on 5 November. Schembri has spent the past 10 years as CEO of The House of St Barnabas, and has also worked at Bloomberg, The Royal Academy of Arts and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in a variety of income generation roles. She is also a music graduate from Middlesex University. Few jobs offer as much variety as #fundraising I’ve just spent an incredible week in #GrandRapids with the Parkinson’s research community, patient advocates, charity workers, funders and others – I witnessed a truly global effort to find a cure for #Parkinsons. #CureParkinsons pic.twitter.com/SvJ5LeUnGH— Rick Lay (@rick_lay_uk) August 23, 2019 5 September 2019: The DofE UK is delighted to announce Ruth Marvel as its new CEO. https://t.co/xDS5sC8jkG— DofE – Germany (@Jugendprogramm) September 5, 2019The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award announces Ruth Marvel as new CEORuth Marvel has been announced as the new CEO of DofE, taking up the position in November. This follows her tenure at Girlguiding where she has been Deputy CEO since 2016 and Acting CEO during 2018. Before Girlguiding, Marvel was Director of Strategy and Innovation at the disability charity Scope, where she led on organisational strategy, innovation and co-designing services with disabled people and their families. She replaces Peter Westgarth, who retired as CEO of the DofE in June, following 14 years at the helm. Zaiwalla & Co.’s Founder & Senior Partner appointed as Patron at Healing Little HeartsCity of London specialist litigation and arbitration firm, Zaiwalla & Co’s Founder and Senior Partner Sarosh Zaiwalla has joined Healing Little Hearts (HLH) as a Patron. With over 35 years’ experience, Zaiwalla has been involved in over 1,200 International Energy, Maritime and Construction Arbitrations in London and worldwide either as a solicitor, Counsel, party-appointed Arbitrator or Sole Arbitrator. Macmillan’s Paul Cullen leaves to start talent consultancyPaul Cullen, formerly Head of Celebrity at Macmillan Cancer Support, has left the charity to set up his own talent consultancy. Paul Cullen Partnerships will capitalise on all aspects of Cullen’s professional experience in casting, talent representation, and celebrity liaison to offer services in sourcing talent and offering training to smaller charities, in addition to broadening out into commercial talent brand endorsement, and personal publicity. Dr Triona Fitton joins Cass Business School as Visiting LecturerDr Triona Fitton has joined Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness as a Visiting Lecturer on the Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment Masters Course. She delivers lectures on the origins of charity, and on global philanthropy, alongside the course leader Dr Peter Grant. Dr Tritton also works at the University of Kent as part of the university-wide Student Success project. Dr Fitton came to the University of Kent in 2014 to work on a research project detailing the history of philanthropic giving to the University. She also designed and implemented the Centre’s distance learning Masters course in Philanthropic Studies, convening three of the core modules. A Corporate Fundraising Officer for Mesothelioma UK, and new CEOs for Nordoff Robbins and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards are among recent charity sector appointments. New Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Cure Parkinson’s TrustRick Lay has become Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s (CPT) Director of Fundraising and Marketing. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017, Lay was inspired to join CPT after the screening of the BBC Two programme ‘The Parkinson’s Drug Trial: a miracle cure?’- a two episode documentary following nine individuals through a pioneering drug trial. With a career that has spanned marketing and fundraising, including five years in senior leadership roles, Lay will focus on increasing donations and raising awareness of the charity’s single goal: to cure Parkinson’s. Who’s moving? Charity sector recruitment round up AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Tagged with: Recruitment / people Melanie May | 17 September 2019 | News We’re delighted to welcome Guy to our operations team as our new Corporate Fundraising Officer, working with our corporate partners. https://t.co/aqB5f8yF4m pic.twitter.com/fR6VL0jMWc— Mesothelioma UK (@Mesouk) September 12, 2019Mesothelioma UK appoints new Corporate Fundraising OfficerMesothelioma UK has appointed Guy Tewley as its Corporate Fundraising Officer. Tewley will be based at the charity’s HQ in Leicestershire and will be responsible for managing existing relationships and developing new national corporate partnerships. He joins Mesothelioma UK after working in the charity sector for over six years, including at the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) and more recently for social isolation charity, ALONE. 353 total views, 2 views today We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO @SandraSchembri, who will be joining Nordoff Robbins in October ahead of @CEO_Jules retirement in November: https://t.co/AYOyusuZBn pic.twitter.com/A2kQKfYbjU Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO AND CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — There are more than two dozen major wildfires torching California as of Monday, including two newly-formed fires raging in Northern California’s wine country that both started on Sunday.Over 18,000 firefighters remain on the front lines to combat the 27 total wildfires still burning across the state, officials said.North of San Francisco, the Glass Fire has burned 11,000 acres of the state’s famous wine vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Counties and is 0% contained as of Monday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. Evacuation orders are in effect for large swaths of areas near the blaze, including in parts of Santa Rosa, St. Helena and Calistoga.The Glass Fire started on Sunday and its cause remains under investigation, authorities said.The blaze prompted the evacuation of a local hospital, the Adventist Health St. Helena, according to a statement on the health care facility’s website. The hospital said 55 patients were evacuated safely to other hospital locations and their family members have been notified.Some iconic wineries in the area have also been engulfed in flames as a result of the new fire, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.Meanwhile, the Zogg Fire also started Sunday in Shasta County, California, and also remains 0% contained as of Monday. It has scorched some 15,000 acres, fire officials said.Further east in Plumas County, the North Complex fire — which has consumed some 306,135 acres — is now 78% contained, officials said.There have been more than 8,000 wildfires that have burned over 3.7 million acres across California in 2020 alone. At least 26 people have been killed and more than 7,000 structures have been destroyed as a result of these fires.On Sunday, record heat and dry gusty winds helped to spread the fires in California. Winds gusts over 50 mph were recorded in northern California with record high temperatures of 101 degrees in Napa and 99 degrees in Oakland.On Monday, critical to extreme fire danger is expected from southern Oregon to the San Francisco Bay area and down to Los Angeles County. Red flag warnings, heat advisories, excessive heat watch and air quality alerts have been issued for the West, mostly for California.Temperatures are forecast to approach 100 degrees once again for most of inland California with temperatures near 90 in major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.Temperatures are also forecast to surpass 100 degrees in Burbank on Tuesday and Wednesday with more record highs possible in the region.Meanwhile, in the Midwest and parts of the South, a strong cold front is expected to bring a major cold blast from Minnesota to Georgia. The coldest temperatures of the season are forecast for most of the area this week with the coldest day and night expected by the end of the week.Many areas in the Midwest and central U.S. will see their first frost and freeze of the season.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Cynthia Erivo In addition to that well-deserved Tony Award, The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo should also receive an award for Girlfriend of the Year. After the whirlwind that is Tony weekend, the London native took a magic carpet ride across the pond to catch her beau Dean John-Wilson star in Aladdin. Erivo attended the shining, shimmering, splendid West End opening night on June 15. Though fans will miss her while she is away from The Color Purple through June 19, the vocal powerhouse (and half-marathon runner) has definitely earned some rest and relaxation. After all, she brought the audience at the Beacon Theatre to their feet on Sunday. For those in the West End, catch Erivo’s boyfriend in Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre. (He makes a dashing Prince Ali!) View Comments Cynthia Erivo at Aladdin Opening Night, Prince Edward Theatre(Photo: David Tett. © Disney) Star Files
Newton signed with the Patriots in July after being released by Carolina. He succeeds Tom Brady following his departure to Tampa Bay in free agency.In other NFL news:— The Seahawks are bringing back Josh Gordon on a one-year deal as the talented wide receiver awaits reinstatement from the NFL after his latest suspension. Gordon was banned indefinitely by the league last December, his eighth suspension either by the league or his team. — The Titans have made a switch at kicker, agreeing to terms with veteran Stephen Gostkowski (gahst-KOW’-skee) and waiving Greg Joseph. Gostkowski is a four-time Pro Bowl kicker who has made 87% of his field goals with the fifth-best field goal percentage in NFL history. — The Browns have acquired safety Ronnie Harrison from the Jaguars for a fifth-round pick. Harrison has played in 28 games and made 103 tackles along with three interceptions. Update on the latest sports Associated Press Mengden tests positive for coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston. He received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. A’s general manager David Forst said that Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list. The A’s don’t know how Mengden contracted the coronavirus. MLB said the A’s will resume their schedule on Friday.In other MLB news: Lowry played virtually the whole way, finishing with 31 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Fred VanVleet scored 25 points, Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) had 16 and Anunoby 12.Kemba Walker scored 29 points for Boston, which lost for the first time in seven playoff games.NBA-NETS COACHNets Steve Nash as coachUNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A buzzer-beating basket allowed the Toronto Raptors to beat the Boston Celtics, 104-103 and pull within two games to one in the Eastern Conference semifinals.OG Anunoby (an-uh-NOH’-bee) grabbed a crosscourt inbounds pass from Kyle Lowry and drained a 3-pointer at the horn. It came just a half-second after Daniel Theis (tys) dunked to give Boston a two-point lead. Nash is a two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D’Antoni. He had been a player development consultant with Golden State, where he worked with Durant. The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who will remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant.In other NBA news:— Memphis guard Ja (jah) Morant is the runaway winner of the NBA Rookie of the Year Award for 2019-20. He’s the first Grizzlies player to win the award since Pau Gasol (pow-gah-SAHL’) in 2001-02. Morant averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 assists this season, picking up three Western Conference rookie of the month awards along the way. Miami’s Kendrick Nunn was second and New Orleans’ Zion Williamson was third. — The Hornets have fired play-by-play radio broadcaster John Focke (FOH’-kee) after he used a racial slur on his Twitter account last month. The decision comes after the team investigated the matter in which Focke used the slur while Tweeting about the Jazz-Nuggets playoff game on Aug. 17. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, saying it was a typo.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL has unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu (ah-KEEM’ ah-LEE’-yoo) brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white sport.The league and NHL Players’ Association are planning mandatory inclusion and diversity training for all players at camp. They are partnering with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to launch a grassroots program for young players of color in the Toronto area They are also working together on several inclusion committees aimed at encouraging diversity among executives, pro and youth players and fans.The moves come amid mounting pressure from current and former minority players for the league to take concrete steps to address systemic racism. MLB-SCHEDULEClevinger loses in Padres debut September 3, 2020 The 38-year-old Williams has advanced to the third round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Margarita Gasparyan.Williams improved her career record to 20-0 in the second round at Flushing Meadows and will play Sloane Stephens in the next round. Williams leads the series 5-1.Williams had 27 winners and seven aces to put away Gasparyan.Stephens continued her path toward a second U.S. Open championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova. It was a successful day for the No. 2 singles seeds. UNDATED (AP) — Mike Clevinger wasn’t bad in his San Diego Padres debut, but he wasn’t good enough to get a victory.Clevinger allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings of the Padres’ 2-0 loss to the Angels. He didn’t retire the Angels in order until the sixth and allowed the leadoff batter aboard in each of the first four innings.Andrew Heaney allowed only three hits over seven innings to help Los Angeles deal San Diego its second shutout loss of the season.Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton each had two hits and an RBI for the Angels, who snapped a three-game losing streak. In Thursday’s other MLB action: — The Mets paid tribute to Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver with a series of salutes before their game with the Yankees. Each Met had a smudge of dirt on their right knee. That’s a nod to how Seaver’s uniform looked when he pitched, with his knee dropping low to the mound for more power. Seaver died Monday at age 75. — Dick Allen’s No. 15 was retired by the Phillies in a ceremony prior to Thursday’s game against the Nationals. It’s a long overdue honor for one of the franchise’s greatest players who fought against racism during a tumultuous period with the team in the 1960s. Former teammate Mike Schmidt called him “an amazing mentor” who was wrongly labeled a “bad teammate” and “troublemaker.”US-OPENSerena wins, No. 2s Thiem, Kenin advanceNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams’ drive for her 24th major championship continues at the U.S. Open West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons heads football oversight. He told the AP on Thursday night the committee worked on setting parameters for a 13-week winter/spring season that included an April 17 end to regular-season competition but no uniform start date.Lyons said the committee will send a report with its recommendation to the Division I Council for approval by next week.NASCAR-COVID CONCERNSNASCAR drivers cautious of COVID-19 as playoffs begin CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus test will end a driver’s championship bid. — Aledmys (ah-LEHD’-mees) Díaz belted a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs to support Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) in the Astros’ 8-4 thumping of the Rangers. Greinke struck out a season-high nine in six innings, allowing three runs and six hits to get to 3-0. Brantley had three hits, capped by a two-out, two-run double in the eighth that pushed the lead to 8-4.— Bryan Reynolds slammed a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pirates past the Cubs, 6-2. Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep. JT Brubaker picked up his first big league win by navigating in and out of trouble for five innings, allowing just one earned run despite seven hits.— Alec Bohm hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Phillies a 6-5 victory and a four-game sweep of the Nationals. Pinch-hitter Andrew McCutchen’s RBI grounder off Daniel Hudson tied it at 5 in the eighth. Trea Turner hit an inside-the-park homer and Michael Taylor went deep for Washington, but the defending champs suffered their sixth consecutive loss. — The Mets erased deficits of 4-0 and 7-4 before beating the Yankees, 9-7 on Pete Alonso’s two-run blast in the bottom of the 10th. J.D. Davis tied it with a solo shot in the ninth before Alonso came through with his first career walk-off homer. Amed Rosario had three hits and three RBIs as the Mets gained a split of the six-game season series.MLB-NEWS NFL-NEWSNewton to start for PatsUNDATED (AP) — Cam Newton is officially the new starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation said Thursday that Newton was announced as the starter during a team meeting. The move was expected after the 2015 league MVP outperformed second-year Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer during training camp. Dominic Thiem (teem) earned a spot in the third round on his 27th birthday, posting a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over over Sumit Nagal.American Sofia Kenin has won her second-round match at the U.S. Open against unseeded Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3. Kenin had more winners than unforced errors and never faced a break point.Daniil Medvedev beat Australian Christopher O’Connell 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round.Victoria Azarenka won the battle of the Belarusians with a 6-1, 6-3 win over fifth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka.There was a pair of top-10 upsets on the women’s side. Romania’s Sorana Cîrstea knocked off No. 9 Johanna Konta, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 to earn her spot in the third round. Tsvetana Pironkova has reached Round 3 in her first tournament following a three-year maternity break, beating No. 10-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza (moo-gah-ROO’-thuh), 7-5, 6-3. — All NFL and NFL Players Association facilities will close on Election Day, and the league and union will televise a one-hour program next week for players to highlight work being done to advance social justice. The league and the players’ union said Thursday they want to “ensure that every member of the NFL family has an opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote” on Nov. 3. — Giants co-owner John Mara reiterated his support for a player’s right to protest social issues. While he prefers the team to stand during the national anthem, he will support the rights of those who choose to kneel and make a statement. NCAA-FOOTBALLNCAA oversight has ideas for early enrolling freshmanUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA football oversight committee is recommending early enrolling freshman football players not be allowed to play games for teams conducting winter or spring seasons. Isles, Flyers into double-OTTORONTO (AP) — The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers have gone into overtime tied 4-4 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup second-round series. The Islanders outshot the Flyers, 51-22 through the first overtime, but they also blew a pair of one-goal leads after wiping out a two-goal deficit.The Islanders will take on the Lightning in the Eastern Conference final. Should the Flyers win, Game 7 is Saturday in Toronto.RACIAL INJUSTICE-NHLNHL, players unveil series of anti-racism initiatives The playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without a safety net for the 16 participants during the pandemic. It’s up to each driver to protect themselves from COVID-19, understanding there is no cushion for missing a race.
Former Super Falcons Coach Florence Omagbemi made a surprise appearance at the camp of Invincible Leopards Football Club of Warri, Delta State at the weekend, showering a cash gift of N200,000 sets of jerseys and soccer balls among other items to players and officials of the club.In her early football playing days, Omagbemi played for Invincible Leopards in Warri, where she rose to become the first captain of the Super Falcons in 1991.After participating at the France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup as Match Commissioner, Omagbemi came to Nigeria to spend some time with members of her family. Before she departed for her base in the United States of America on Sunday, the former Super Falcons captain visited Invincible Leopards FC and gave out series of items.Among the items were N200,000 cash, 32 soccer T-shirts, 18 soccer socks, five soccer balls, boots and traveling bags.Omagbemi told journalists shortly before she left for USA that the donations to Invincible Leopards FC of Warri was her little way of giving back to the club.A pioneer member of Invincible Leopards FC, Napoleon Aluma described Omagbemi’s donations as ‘heartwarming and encouraging’.Omagbemi won the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles in Cameroon. The feat earned her place in the nominations for the FIFA Coach of the Year.She was however sidelined by the Nigeria Football Federation in a reshuffle of the technical department of the various national teams in 2017.As a player, Omagbemi enjoyed a success-laden career, winning the Women’s AFCON five times in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.She was also part of the historic Falcons team that made it to the Round of 16 stage of the Women’s World Cup in 1999.Omagbemi has also made tremendous strides in the football administration circle, serving on various FIFA and CAF committees.In 2012, Omagbemi was part of the Nigerian U-20 Women team’s technical crew that got to the semifinal in Japan. She worked with former Falcons coach, Edwin Okon in Japan.That same year, FIFA listed Omagbemi as a member of Women’s U-17 World Cup organizing committee held in Azerbaijan. She was also a member of the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup organizing committee at Costa Rica in 2014.In 2015, Omagbemi was elevated to the senior rank, as she was listed as a member of FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) for Canada 2015 Women’s World Cup.Omagbemi was the second ex-Falcons player to handle the women senior team. The first was ex-striker, Uche Eucharia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Florence Omagbemi