Cats Protection secures £1 million legacy property in court

first_imgCats Protection secures £1 million legacy property in court Howard Lake | 9 March 2004 | News 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.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The lengthy process to acquire the charity’s property which in this case has concluded in legal action is just one of many examples of the legal expertise and determination that charities can require when ensuring that they receive their lawful bequests in full. Cats Protection has taken legal action to evict a squatter from a London home that was bequeathed to the charity in 1996.According to the Daily Telegraph, Cats Protection was bequeathed the five-bedroom house in Barnes, London, in the 1996 will of the late Lady Follett. The house has been occupied by Ian Simpson, her handyman, who argued that he was looking after her four cats at the property to respect her wishes.The charity last week secured a possession order at Wandsworth county court. Advertisementlast_img read more

Window of opportunity for charities to benefit from £40bn predicted legacy upsurge

first_img A predicted upsurge in legacies worth up to £40 billion over the next decade presents charities with a unique window of time to act and benefit from market growth, according to a joint report by Remember A Charity, Legacy Foresight, the Institute of Legacy Management and Smee & Ford.Figures from Legacy Foresight predict that, as well as a substantial increase in legacy donations in the next ten years, legacy income will double in real terms over the next 30 years, with it being the volume of donations that will be critical in driving future market growth.But, while an uplift in demand for Will-writing coupled with the scale of inheritance anticipated from the baby boomer generation has created this opportunity for longer-term legacy growth, the report, Strengthening Charities’ Resilience with Legacies, also highlights a limited timeframe in which charities can act to benefit from this growth. This, it says, means there is a real need for charities to continue to communicate the importance of legacies both within and beyond their supporter base.The report explores how gifts in Wills – raising an estimated £3.1 billion this year, again according to Legacy Foresight figures – have given charities greater resilience and stability during the pandemic.It features insights from 12 legacy experts with the findings from a survey of over 120 charity sector representatives, and looks at the impact of the pandemic, with recommendations for the ways in which charities can strengthen their legacy fundraising programmes during times of uncertainty.In it, the legacy fundraisers highlight the importance of being agile, adapting their legacy fundraising activities and messaging in line with the wider environment. They emphasise the need to demonstrate particular sensitivity and care for supporters, making greater use of digital channels, offering support for Will-writing, and having the whole organisation, particularly trustees and senior management, supporting the drive for legacies.Allan Freeman, chair of Remember A Charity, said:“The pandemic has had a devastating impact on charitable income, lives and livelihoods, making gifts in Wills all the more important for the sector’s recovery. But it’s also brought us to a pivotal moment when it comes to growing legacy giving.“At the cusp of the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer of all time, we’re seeing a marked increase in the public’s appetite for Will-writing. This is a unique opportunity not only to normalise legacy giving, but to develop a more resilient financial core.” Meg Abdy, development director, Legacy Foresight, added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  116 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 11 November 2020 | News Window of opportunity for charities to benefit from £40bn predicted legacy upsurgecenter_img Tagged with: legacies Research / statistics “Legacy incomes will continue to hold up during the current crisis while many other income streams are plummeting. That resilience makes legacy income fundamental to charities’ sustainability during the pandemic, and through the tough years that lie ahead.”“For many donors, leaving a gift in their Will is the ultimate expression of a lifetime of support. To demonstrate that you need – and indeed deserve – that gift, your charity must continue to prove your relevance, show your appreciation and build personal connections.” 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.last_img read more

A Fast and Furious Planting Week in West Central Indiana

first_img SHARE A Fast and Furious Planting Week in West Central Indiana By Andy Eubank – May 20, 2013 Previous articlePEDV Found in Hoosier Hog HerdNext articleSeed Consultants 5/21/2013 Weekly Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News A Fast and Furious Planting Week in West Central Indiana Facebook Twitter Virgin making quick work of plantingGive a farmer just a small window of opportunity and it’s amazing what they can do. Montgomery County farmer David Virgin has the proof in a HAT Field Update. A 7-day window for planting opened a week ago and that was all they needed to get the corn in the ground and get the beans to the verge of completion.“We finished just a bit ago with our last test plot. We had a huge week, a 7 day run for us. We missed some of those rains and I personally knocked out about 1,700 acres of corn this week and our bean planter did about a thousand. So we should be done with beans Tuesday, weather permitting.”Prior to the window Virgin had spent very little time in the fields.“I got about a 2 day run and then another little 2 day run. Of course the first day out it’s slow going fixing everything or finding out what’s wrong, and really the conditions weren’t that great. It was very sticky and tough, but we were just trying to get going. I didn’t panic looking at the calendar. The weather didn’t present anything and the corn we put in the ground a week ago is already coming out. So when the conditions are right corn will take off and go. I’m not worried about the calendar.”Next up is preparing to spray in a couple of weeks.“My next plan of attack is to park the planter tractor in the shed for a week or two and get around to check emerging crops and make sure I planted correctly and then get the anhydrous bar ready to go,” Virgin said. “We side dress everything so I’ve got about 2,500 acres of corn to get over and side dress so I’ve got to get ready for that.”Farmer friends to the south in Putnam County have struggled this spring with rain and overflowing rivers. Virgin talks about that in the full update:David Virgin May 20 update SHARElast_img read more

China Opens Access for U.S. Beef

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News China Opens Access for U.S. Beef China has agreed to lift a barricade against U.S. beef exports, ending a ban on U.S. beef that has been in place since 2003. The agreement was struck between President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping over the weekend. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the opportunity for U.S. beef exporters could be significant.The greater China region, which includes China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, is estimated as a $7 billion beef market. The agreement follows a coalition letter urging President Trump to restore beef trade with China. Led by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The U.S. Meat Export Federation, and the North American Meat Institute, the letter called access to China “essential to the future health of the beef industry.”Source: NAFB News Service China Opens Access for U.S. Beef By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 10, 2017 Previous articleHog Prices Expected to Increase in 2017, Despite ChallengesNext articleDuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 4/10/17 Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Police: No foul play suspected in deadly fire

first_img Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Police: No foul play suspected in deadly fire Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img OFR, OPD logos wide.jpg Odessa Police Department spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said over the phone on Monday afternoon there’s no foul play suspected in a fire that claimed the lives of two people early Sunday morning.The reported house fire happened at 3:51 a.m. in the 1300 block of the East 44th Street, an OPD news release stated. Odessa Fire Rescue and OPD responded to the fire.A man who identified himself as a family member was digging through the debris on Monday morning. The man declined to speak with the Odessa American.LeSueur said OPD and OFR aren’t releasing the names of the two people that died, as they haven’t been positively identified. Both bodies were sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy.The cause of the fire is still investigation, LeSueur said. Local News TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleoat050219 Antonio Branco.jpgNext articleH2i Coalition, OPD celebrate 6 years of Medicine Drop Box Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Allego Announces Record-Breaking Q4 and Full Year of Customer and Revenue Growth Marked by…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleHolloway breaks world indoor record for 60-meter hurdlesNext articleOttawa hosts Montreal after overtime victory Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Twitter Twitter Pinterest Allego Announces Record-Breaking Q4 and Full Year of Customer and Revenue Growth Marked by Product Innovation and Continued Market Leadership NEEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Allego, the leading sales learning and enablement platform provider, today announced record-breaking growth in 2020, touting technological advancements and a significant increase in customer acquisition and expansion. Allego continues to see increased demand for its platform from new customers across industries, resulting in a 300% increase in organic year-over-year new annual revenue growth for Q4. Notable brands adopting the Allego platform in 2020 include Fannie Mae, Johnson Health Tech, Neurelis, Quidel Diagnostics, Recordati Rare Diseases and Regroup Mass Notification. Over the same period, the company also experienced a 51% year-over-year expansion in SaaS annual recurring revenue from existing customers looking to bolster their sales enablement efforts to improve virtual selling success for their teams. Allego’s customer expansion was also marked by increased use of the platform for broader sales enablement needs, including sales content management. As COVID-19 hit and the travel industry was deeply impacted, Tripadvisor looked to consolidate its content management system and sales learning tools to offer its team the greatest efficiencies from one platform. “We’ve been challenged in the past having different systems that do similar things. Being able to bring all of that onto one platform that offers the greatest efficiency was our goal,” said Gerry Hurley, Senior Director of Enablement, Tripadvisor. “We’ve been working with Allego now for over two years and have been impressed with the functionality around learning. Now, we have one central location for our sellers to find approved customer-facing collateral, plus we have the engagement metrics to see how that content is being used in the field and how customers are engaging with it. This feedback helps us continually improve our messaging and sales motion.” Furthermore, Allego increased its market-leading position as an all-in-one provider of sales enablement with its acquisition of Refract, a UK-based leader in sales engagement and multilingual conversation analytics, adding more than 100 additional conversation intelligence and call coaching customers. The addition of Refract’s team serves as Allego’s new European headquarters with a full complement of talent across engineering, sales, marketing, and customer success to help drive the company’s global expansion. “2020 proved to be a pivotal year for Allego. As the pandemic forced teams to work from home, companies saw an increased need for a learning and enablement platform that allows their teams to stay connected, informed and productive. We delivered, expanding our footprint and implementing technological advancements to offer customers an all-in-one sales enablement solution,” said Yuchun Lee, CEO and co-founder of Allego. “As we look ahead to 2021, Allego will continue to evolve with our customers’ needs for the next normal.” Additional 2020 milestones include:In Q3, Allego launched Allego 6, the most advanced and fully integrated sales content management and sales learning solution on the market. The all-in-one platform makes learning, content creation, collaboration and coaching easier among sales teams, allowing rapid individual and team-wide growth.In response to the pandemic, Allego partnered with several of the world’s ventilator manufacturers to create the Ventilator Training Alliance app, a centralized knowledge hub that has connected frontline medical providers across 199 countries with critical ventilator training resources.Awards further corroborated Allego’s success, as the company was touted for its technology innovations, executive leadership and corporate initiatives by industry groups including CLO Magazine, Best in Biz Awards, BISA, Brandon Hall Group and The Stevie Awards.On a corporate level, Allego was recognized as a top place to work by the Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe and Selling Power.Since Allego’s last funding announcement, the company raised another $25M in new funding to support the company’s aggressive growth. This additional investment, completed in Q4 2020, included funding from General Catalyst and Summit Partners. To learn more about Allego’s leading sales learning and enablement platform, schedule a demo or visit Allego.com About Allego Allego’s all-in-one learning and enablement platform ensures that employees have the skills, timely knowledge, and supporting content to accelerate team success. Instead of traditional onboarding and training marathons—which are rapidly outdated and quickly forgotten—enablement and training teams use Allego to deliver the fresh, bite-sized learning that employees need to close deals in today’s dynamic business environment. Learning content is personalized and mastered through reinforcement, on-the-job coaching, and peer collaboration. Nearly 500,000 professionals use Allego to onboard faster, deliver consistent messaging, quickly find critical sales content for virtual selling, rapidly adopt best practices, coach and practice more frequently, and collaborate more effectively. To learn more about Allego and learning and enablement in the flow of work, please visit allego.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005636/en/ CONTACT: Allison Rynak 617.645.0314 [email protected] for Allego Maegan Ratts 317.806.1900 ext. 138 [email protected] KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTS EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE OTHER EDUCATION TRAINING SOURCE: Allego Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 08:54 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 08:54 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005636/enlast_img read more

McHugh confirms all Junior Cert students will receive a certificate

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleResearch project to examine Friel’s links with “The Laurels”Next articleEamon McGee was never drug tested with Donegal News Highland Pinterest Twitter All third year students are to be awarded a certificate for the completion of the Junior Cycle by the Department of Education.Schools will be given autonomy to assess students, and they’ll receive a written school report on their achievements in each subject.Education Minister Joe McHugh says the decision gives students and their families more clarity and certainty.It’ll be up to each school to decide if any further assessments – like a project or essay – are needed.Education Minister Joe McHugh says those decisions can be taken at local level……Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/15mchugh.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – April 29, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 McHugh confirms all Junior Cert students will receive a certificate News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Aldi announces extension to its Ballybofey store

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – June 19, 2018 Aldi announces extension to its Ballybofey store Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleNo injury worries for Bonner ahead of Sunday’s Ulster FinalNext articleMcAnespie family say they’ve taken a step towards justice News Highland Pinterest Aldi has announced a major extension to its Ballybofey store, with 18% more fridge space and new fixtures and fittings, as well as revamped signage.The extension and renovation of the Ballybofey store is part of a €160m investment in its Irish network.The new extension and revamp is expected to be fully complete by the end of the year. The store will remain fully open during the majority of the renovation work. The announcement follows confirmed this weel of planning permission from Donegal County Council.It’s not known what impact, if any, this will have on job numbers.last_img read more

Partner an interim provider to see real business benefits

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Interimproviders have come a long way from being mere quick-fix outfits. Usedproperly, they can rival management consultancies in offering long-termbusiness strategies and solutions ByNeil Fogarty, practice director of IMS Interim ManagementTheuse of interim executives for gap and project management is well established,but organisations are also increasingly aware of the value a strategicpartnership with an interim management service can bring to business at ahigher level.Industryperceptions of management consultancy have shifted sufficiently fororganisations to move into ‘strategic out-tasking’ by utilising interimexecutives and independent consultants to deliver additional expertise or tolead distinct programmes of work.Whena management consultancy successfully sells a solution to a client, the clientoften requests the CVs of the individuals assigned to the project – this isnothing more than a sophisticated resourcing model that interim providers canmatch with a number of advantages.Whynot use your IM provider to derive a solution – as you would with yourmanagement consultancy – covering all aspects from strategic and operationalreview through to implementation? The right provider can craft you a solutionwhich is more cost-effective and can offer benefits not available from amanagement consultancy.First,apply the management consultancy approach of the ‘five whys’ until you are ableto get to the core of your issue:1.  What you see is what you get – when using aninterim provider, the person you meet to discuss the issue will personallydeliver the solution.2.  Access the knowledge network – the provideractively manages its considerable network of interim executives which willinclude the skills and experience relevant to the task.3.  Credibility – the career of an interimexecutive rests on their reputation. The performance of an individual employeeof a management consultancy that is below client expectation may be absorbed bythe reputation of the consultancy itself. Whereas the interim executive isconstantly challenged to meet and exceed client expectations.4.  Sector and functional expertise – theinterim executive has sector and functional skills to implement the assignment– leveraging off their own practical experience as opposed to the reputation ofthe management consultancy. 5.  Transparency – the provider is open aboutsuch topics as margins. Have you ever asked a management consultancy whatmargins they are earning?Withan interim executive, consultancy continues into implementation, and this isone of the many reasons why the ROI realised from using an interim executivecompares so favourably with that of a management consultancy.Tomanage the relationship of such an offering, consider some of the followingpoints:–Have clarity about what you want. If you are not clear, don’t be frightened toask the provider to come in with a subject expert.–Do not be put off by a provider offering more than one person to deliver asolution – you can use your provider to co-ordinate this resource.–Always focus on the ‘solution’ that you require rather than the technicality ofthe CV. –Use one provider. ‘Testing the water’ may be considered good practice whendealing with agencies but when you’re looking at business-critical issues,cultivate rather than alienate.–Look upon the provider for what it truly is: a very sophisticated team ofconsultants and implementers.Thecurrent market is not so much overcrowded, as cluttered, which can result in aconfusing message about the application and benefits of interim executives. Ihope that this article has outlined an alternative, more structured andstrategic option for the use of the interim executive.NeilFogarty is a practice director of IMS Interim Management, a leading interimmanagement service provider and a member of the Interim Management Association Partner an interim provider to see real business benefitsOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Inter-specific niche partitioning and overlap in albatrosses and petrels: dietary divergence and the role of fishing discards

first_imgAlthough fisheries discards are recognized as a key food source for many seabirds, there have been few thorough assessments of their importance relative to natural prey, and of their influence on the trophic structure of pelagic seabird communities during the non-breeding period. Competition for resources in Procellariiformes appears to be reduced mainly by avoiding spatial overlap, which is supposed to influence diet composition. However, artificial food sources provided by fisheries might relax niche partitioning, increasing trophic niche overlap. Using bycaught birds from pelagic longline fisheries, we combined the conventional diet and stable isotope analyses to assess the importance of fishing discards in the diet of eight species of Procellariiformes. Both methods revealed the high contribution of trawl discards to the non-breeding diet of three neritic species and a moderate contribution in several other species; discards from pelagic and demersal longline fisheries were considerably less important. There was a clear contrast in diets of neritic vs. oceanic species, which are closely related taxonomically, but segregate at sea. Niche partitioning was less clear among neritic species. They showed an unexpectedly high level of diet overlap, presumably related to the large volume of trawl discards available. This is the first study combining the conventional diet and stable isotope analyses to quantify the importance of fishery discards for a community of non-breeding seabirds, and demonstrates how the super-abundance of supplementary food generates high levels of overlap in diets and allows the coexistence of species.last_img read more