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Recruitment round up: new appointments in the charity sector

first_imgMusic in Hospitals & Care appoints new Head of Fundraising & PartnershipsIsla Campbell Lupton has been appointed as the new Head of Fundraising & Partnerships of Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC). Her recent roles include Deputy Head of Fundraising, and Learning and Outreach Manager at Poppyscotland. Recruitment round up: new appointments in the charity sector Advertisement International Alert appoints new CEOInternational Alert has appointed Michael Young as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join in September. With over 25 years’ experience working alongside people impacted by violence and displacement, Young is replacing outgoing CEO Harriet Lamb. He has worked in a range of senior management roles in the field and at headquarters level with global aid organisations including the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps with a focus since the 1990s on active conflict and post-crisis peacebuilding and recovery. Deborah Alsina to take up CEO role at Independent AgeIndependent Age  has announced the appointment of Deborah Alsina MBE as Chief Executive. Deborah has been Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK for 10 years and will join Independent Age in October 2019. Alex Hyde-Smith joins Alzheimer’s Society as Director of FundraisingAlzheimer’s Society has appointed Alex Hyde-Smith as Director of Fundraising. At Alzheimer’s Society Hyde-Smith will spearhead all fundraising and commercial activities. He joins from Marie Curie, where he spent eight years, progressing from working in the Individual Giving team to becoming Fundraising Director. Having started his career in market research and direct marketing across a range of clients, including BT, FilmFour and the Princes Trust, Hyde-Smith realised his passion for working in the charity sector, and after various roles at the Limbless Society, including Deputy CEO, became a founding member of Limbcare. He is also a trustee at Hestia. Jonathan Pearce joins DKMS as CEOBlood cancer charity DKMS has hired Jonathan Pearce as CEO of its UK operations to spearhead the organisation’s growth within the UK market. Pearce brings to DKMS over 15 years’ CEO experience of the UK charity sector, leading organisations such as Adoption UK and, more recently, Lymphoma Action from 2013 to 2018. He joins DKMS from the global Lymphoma Coalition Europe, where he was Regional Director. Here is our latest round up of appointment announcements for the sector, including the IoF’s new Trustees and Fellows, Alzheimer’s Society’s Director of Fundraising, and new CEOs for a number of charities including DKMS.  New Fellows for the IoFThe Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has announced four new Fellows who have given a significant voluntary contribution to fundraising: Irene Chambers, Morag Fleming, Joe Jenkins and Ikhlaq Hussain. Chambers is Fundraising Manager at Kidneys for Life. Fleming was previously convenor of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (Scotland), and was Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland from 2015 to 2019. Jenkins has been a member of the Fundraising Convention Board for five years, chairing it for the past three, and has also served on the Standards Advisory Board for the past three years. Orphans in Need’ s Hussain has been a member of the Institute since 2012 and in the past three years has become actively involved in supporting the Institute and its activities.The Board also awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Sufina Ahmad for her work leading the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel and paving the way for the next stage of the Institute’s work improving diversity in the fundraising sector. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11center_img 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. Melanie May | 5 July 2019 | News Former Australian foreign affairs minister joins Palladium boardAustralia’s former foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop has joined the board of global impact firm Palladium – her first non-executive directorship role in the private sector after leaving politics. Following a successful 20-year political career, Bishop brings a network of global contacts, long-standing public service experience, and background in driving innovation both in international development as well as for domestic social development issues. She will join a six-strong board of directors including Alonzo Fulgram, former Chief Operating Officer of USAID, and Ann Sherry, former senior civil servant and Executive Chairman and CEO for 12 years of Australia’s largest cruise ship operator Carnival Australia. Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people New Trustees elected to IoF BoardThe IoF has announced new Trustees to the Institute’s Board following the recent election by members. The IoF welcomes Sofia Zeenat Sheikh and Joyce Fraser, and has re-elected Liz Tait. Trustees can serve up to two three-year terms on the board. The new Trustees are: Sofia Zeenat Sheikh, Fundraising Manager at Strickland Scanner Centre (PSSC) and former chair at PACE, and Joyce Fraser: a Cultural Sector Network Advocate for RAISE, the IoF’s Arts, Culture and Heritage programme, and a committee member of Black Fundraisers UK.  414 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 New Chair for YHA (England & Wales)YHA (England & Wales) has appointed Margaret Hart as its new Chair. Also YHA’s first ever female Chair, Hart will oversee the implementation of the new strategy in 2020 which will see YHA become much more ambitious in its charitable impact. She takes over the helm from Peter Gaines, who has held the position for the past four years. Hart joined the charity as a Trustee in 2016 and became Vice Chair in 2017. Previous roles include Corporate Director at NCH Action for Children and Assistant Director at The Open University (OU) for nearly a decade, where she led a programme to enable students facing barriers to higher education to study with the OU. Marie Staunton named new Chair of Trustees for ActionAid UKMarie Staunton CBE has been announced as the new Chair of Trustees at ActionAid UK, an international charity working with women and girls living in poverty. She will take up her position in Autumn 2019. Staunton joins ActionAid UK with 30 years of experience in the international development sector and has received a CBE for her humanitarian work with women and girls. Trained as a human rights lawyer, her development experience includes stints at UNICEF, being CEO of Plan UK and Plan Canada, as well as commercial experience as Director of a Pearson company. She has extensive Board experience in the UK, the EU and globally. She also currently chairs a university.  413 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

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‘More alive than ever’, says Neymar after scoring debut

first_imgParis, France | AFP |  Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday and declaring himself to be “feeling more alive than ever”.The Brazilian world record signing was handed a start by coach Unai Emery for the game in Brittany, two days after international clearance came through for his 222 million-euro ($261 million) switch from Barcelona.The 25-year-old, at home in PSG’s all yellow change kit, played a part in the own goal scored by Jordan Ikoko that gave the away side the lead early in the second half.He then set up the second goal for Edinson Cavani with a superb pass in behind the Guingamp defence before completing a comfortable victory with his team’s third goal eight minutes from the end as PSG made it two wins from two to start the French season.“People think that leaving Barça is to die, but no, it’s the opposite,” Neymar told reporters.“I’m more alive than ever. I play, I’m very happy, and football is the same. Only the country, the city and the team change, but football is the same.”Despite the many distractions of the last couple of weeks, including trips to China, Portugal and the French Riviera and glitzy presentations to the media and PSG fans, Neymar lasted the full 90 minutes.He had taken the place of Javier Pastore in the Paris side in the only change from last week’s 2-0 win over Amiens, completing a 350 million-euro front three with fellow South Americans Cavani and Angel Di Maria.Neymar was one of four Brazilians in the PSG line-up, not including Brazil-born Italy midfielder Thiago Motta, for the game played before a sell-out crowd at the 18,000-capacity Stade du Roudourou.Guingamp, a sleepy little town 500 kilometres west of Paris with a population of barely 7,000, may have been a slightly incongruous setting for such an occasion but the match was broadcast live in more than 180 countries according to his new club.That was a sign of the interest generated worldwide by Neymar’s transfer, which Qatar-owned PSG hope will help them conquer Europe after so far coming up short in the Champions League in recent seasons.– ‘Quality players’ – Emery’s side are also desperate to regain the French crown after losing out to Monaco last season.“I’m very happy. The main thing was to win. The team played well and I played well,” Neymar, speaking in Spanish, told Canal Plus, after the match.“We are trying to improve all the time and we’ll get to know each other better yet, but it is easy to play with players of such quality.“It is always very important to score, not just in the first game. I am very calm. This is a very big challenge for me as a person, but we have a great team and the season has just started.”Neymar, playing mainly as an inside left, threatened sporadically in the opening stages before his cross in the 35th minute found compatriot Marquinhos, who headed against the woodwork.He then watched as a Cavani free-kick was tipped over by Karl-Johan Johnsson as the first half ended goalless.But PSG needed just seven minutes of the second half to get the breakthrough with Neymar involved in the build-up as Ikoko — a former PSG player — tried to play the ball back to Johnsson and succeeded only in passing it into his own net.Neymar then released Cavani with a delightful pass as the Uruguayan slotted home the second goal just after the hour mark.All that was missing was a goal of his own and that arrived eight minutes from the end as Neymar finished from close range following a Cavani cutback.PSG are second in the fledgling table, behind Lyon on goal difference. They are one of five teams to have maximum points after two games.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Angels

first_imgThe Nelson Angels came close, but lost out to Trail in the final of the 2013 West Kootenay Little League Baseball championships in the Silver City.The Angels ran out of gas in the final losing to the host Trail club 9-1 en route to the silver medal.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute the Angels for a job well done with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, L-R, Harry Suh, Jordan McLeod, Justin Lasichuk, Charles Curiston, Sebastian Bodine, Chase May, Connor Comishin, Blair Sookero, Brendan Vulcano, Mikey Zarikoff, Johnny Michalchuk, Coach’s Corbin Comishin and Roger May.  Missing Coaches Dave Zarikoff and Doug Curiston.last_img

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Leafs secure Sean Dooley as assistant coach for upcoming KIJHL season

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs reached back into its roots to find an assistant coach for the upcoming season, naming Sean Dooley assistant for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Dooley, no stranger to the Leafs having served in the same capacity in 2010-11 with head coach Chris Shaw, joins returning head coach Frank Maida behind the bench as Nelson plays host to the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup. Dooley is a Nelson Minor Hockey grad who was drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. He served as an assistant coach to skipper Mario DiBella last season with the Kootenay Ice Major Midget club.He played for the Leafs as a 15-year-old rookie before graduating to three seasons of European Professional Hockey with Dundalk Bulls, winning two league titles.The Leafs gain an automatic bye into the Cyclone Taylor Cup set for April 2014.The four team tournament has representation from the three Junior B Leagues in B.C.  KIJHL, Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island Junior Leagues.last_img read more

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No Ordinary Jo — Jordan Davie a key cog in Leafs wheel of fortune

first_imgOn the Island, the Cougars amassed a rich winning tradition Davie hopes he can bring to Nelson.“When I was in Victoria we did a lot of winning so I feel I can bring that winning attitude, leadership and that experience I have in hockey to this team,” said Davie, who played 83 games with the Cougars.“I’ve played long seasons, and gone into May with (Cougars). I’ve gone to two Cyclone Taylor Cups so I feel that experience helps especially with such a young team like ours.”It’s pretty obvious McLellan recruited young to continue the Leaf philosophy of giving the players the right skills to advance to the next level.So along with the seasoned coaching staff, it’s up to Davie to help groom those young players.“We have so many rookies and not a lot of them know about what the junior experience is like,” he said.“You can watch all you want but you don’t know about it until you play. And I think I can help out those guys.”Obviously, starting out winless after week one of the KIJHL schedule is not what anyone on the Leafs were looking to hang in the standings.However, due to a condensed training camp and exhibition season, Leaf players had little time to digest McLellan’s schemes.Now, after a week of practice, there are no excuses.“This week is going to be huge for us,” Davie exclaimed.“We’re going to work hard, we’re going to fix our power play . . . we’re going to teach the young guys how to play defence and how to fore check, so this is going to be a big week of practice for us.”Game time Friday is 7 p.m. against the Spokane Braves.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs travel to Grand Forks to meet the Border Bruins Sunday. . . . There promises to be a few more changes to the roster as Junior A team continue to shuffle their lineups. Nelson coaching staff has two to three players coming into camp this week. . . . Castlegar Rebels travel east to meet Columbia Valley and Golden while Murdoch leading Beaver Valley faces Grand Forks Friday before hosting Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday. At 5’11”, 195-pounds, Jordan (call me Jo) Davie moves through the NDCC neutral zone like a heat-seeking missile as he hounds opposition defenders for the puck.Acquired in a trade with Victoria Cougars of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, the 20-year-old Davie looks to be a key cog to a Leafs team filled with young faces.And following an opening weekend where the Green and White lost two close games, Davie will be counted on to help right the ship sooner than later.“We’re not worried yet,” Davie told The Nelson Daily following Saturday’s 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League loss to Fernie Ghostriders.“It’s obviously frustrating because you never want to lose. But we have a long season ahead and it’s not the first two games that dictate the season it’s a long six-month season that defines a team.”Davie is no stranger to the Heritage City or a Leaf franchise rich in hockey tradition.The burley forward grew up watching Leafs teams as a member of Nelson Minor Hockey.“I played a couple of games as a 16-year-old and playing Victoria was a lot of fun, but there’s not many franchises like Nelson,” Davie said.“This is a great community here that’s basically home for me,” he added. “There’s an unreal coaching staff and an unreal fan base to play in front of.”Davie joined Nelson Minor Hockey at a young age, playing right through Bantam before heading to the Okanagan Hockey Academy as a 16-year-old.He then ended up in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League with Victoria Cougars where he played the past three seasons.last_img read more

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Second-half latest: Norwich 1 Chelsea 2 – Blues edging towards victory

first_imgKenedy put Chelsea ahead after just 39 seconds at Carrow Road and Diego Costa netted a controversial second on the stroke of half-time.Kenedy burst in from the left, dodged two challenges and fired into the far corner – his first Premier League goal.And Bertrand Traore set up Costa, who was in an offside position before lifting the ball over keeper John Ruddy – the striker’s 10th goal in his last 14 matches.Nathan Redmond pulled a goal back for Norwich midway through the second half when he collected Wes Hoolahan’s fine past and blasted past keeper Thibaut Courtois.The exciting young duo of Kenedy and Traore – who made his first league start for the Blues – were included as part of a shake-up by boss Guus Hiddink, who dropped Baba Rahman and recalled Nemanja Matic and Oscar.After Kenedy, who replaced Baba at left-back, scored the opener, Traore might have made it 2-0 had he managed to control Eden Hazard’s pass.But Traore’s heavy touch simply nudged the ball into the arms of Ruddy, who was also able to tip over Cesc Fabregas’ free-kick.Traore made amends by teeing up Costa and showed plenty of promise before being substituted on the hour mark.Cameron Jerome missed two glorious chances for the Canaries early in the second half.He volleyed wide from eight yards out after being found by Gary O’Neil’s cross, and then contriving to volley against the top of the bar after Russell Martin had headed the ball back into the box.Redmond, on the other hand, finished emphatically to give Norwich hope of rescuing a point.Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy (Baba 69), Fabregas, Matic, Hazard, Oscar (Mikel 60), Traore (Willian 60), Costa.Subs: Begovic, Loftus-Cheek, Pato, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgBrand South Africa supports a number of initiatives to create a positive image of the country and the continent. We build relationships, showcase South Africa’s innovation, highlight its investment potential and engage with citizens on significant topics. Brand South Africa at the World Economic Forum 2016Brand South Africa joined the 46th World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos from 20 to 23 January 2016 to share the message that South Africa is a globally competitive nation, an integral part of a rising Africa, and open for business. MORE > Investing in African Mining Indaba 2016The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba makes a compelling business case for why global investors should consider South Africa – and the continent as a whole – an important trade and investment destination. MORE > State of the Nation Address 2016With the theme “Together We Move South Africa Forward”, President Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address, delivered to Parliament on 12 February, was a celebration of the progress South Africa has made over the past year, and a blueprint of priorities for the next. MORE > The Sowetan DialoguesBrand South Africa, in partnership with the Sowetan newspaper, has hosted a series of conversations around the country – the Sowetan Dialogues. These discussions explore ways of building the nation and promoting civic pride; they are based on the outcomes identified in the National Development Plan. MORE > African agenda: WEF Africa and the African UnionIn 2015 South Africa hosted two of the most important global gatherings to discuss and find a way to the future prosperity for the African continent: the World Economic Forum on Africa, in Cape Town from 3 to 5 June, and the African Union Summit, in Johannesburg and Pretoria from 7 to 15 June. MORE >last_img read more

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DJI Announces the $499 Spark Drone

first_imgThe DJI Spark has a top speed of 31 miles per hour and a max flight time of 16 minutes. The mini drone will ship in five colors: Alpine White, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Lava Red, and Sunrise Yellow.Here are all the top DJI Spark specs: 1/2.3″ CMOS SensorHD 1080p video up to 30fps at 24 Mbps12 MP PhotosISO 100-3200 for video (ISO 100-1600 for stills)MP4 video capture (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)16 minute flight time31 mph top speedMicroSDFPV FlightFor video production, this may not be your main camera by any means, but for quick B-roll shots for cut-ins, it’s tough to beat the ease and simplicity of this camera.The Spark is available for pre-order starting at $499 and will start shipping June 15th. If you really want one, I’d hop on the pre-orders early, as the Mavic Pro saw its own set of delays based on the popularity of its release.What are your thoughts on the Spark? Let us know in the comments. DJI’s latest release is also its smallest. The DJI Spark mini drone is your personal pocket aerial camera.All images via DJI.DJI made plenty of headlines with the release of the collapsable Mavic Pro drone designed for travel, but their latest drone is half the size of the Mavic Pro. Today the company announce the new mini drone, the DJI Spark.At under one pound  — 0.6 pounds to be exact — the DJI Spark impressively features the Intelligent Flight Modes you know from the Phantom series. You can control the mini drone with hand gestures, a smartphone with the DJI Go app, a controller, or DJI Goggles. You can also power it on with FaceAware, a facial recognition scan. Launching and landing is as easy as extending your palm.The DJI Spark camera can capture HD 1080p video and 12-megapixel stills. With the new QuickShot mode, the drone will shoot one minute of footage and automatically edit down to a 10-second clip. It also allows you to capture a shallow depth of field with ShallowFocus mode.last_img read more

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IPL 2011: Pune look to keep hopes alive against table-toppers Mumbai

first_imgSix straight defeats weighing them down, the Pune Warriors’ enormous task of keeping their wafer-thin hopes of advancing to the play-offs alive won’t get any easier as they take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.The two teams are at opposite ends of the table going into their ninth round clash at the DY Patil Stadium, with Mumbai losing only two matches and Pune winning only two. Pune have got a shot in the arm with the inclusion of the Sourav Ganguly in place Ashish Nehra in their squad, but he is unlikely to get a game on Wednesday itself.In this Indian version of a local derby, the first leg clash between these two neighbouring city franchises had ended in defeat for Pune as they were shot out for a measly 112 before showing some fight. Mumbai went on to a seven-wicket triumph courtesy a last ball six by Rohit Sharma on that occasion.The Warriors have only fleetingly displayed a combined effort. On days when their batting clicked, the bowlers have gone off target and vice versa.The absence of some key players, especially South African opener Graeme Smith who picked up a freak injury after colliding with team-mate Rahul Sharma on the field while going for a high catch early in the tournament, has clearly upset the balance of the outfit.Unheralded South African Alfonso Thomas and domestic product Rahul, with nine wickets each, have been the pick of the bowlers. But they have not got the requisite support from the others, among whom Murali Karthik, despite his vast experience in first-class cricket, has been a big disappointment.advertisementFor Mumbai, on the other hand, the worst display has been against the Royals when their strong batting led by Tendulkar failed to muster even 100 runs. But the way the iconic batsman has led the team, was no wonder Mumbai bounced back in splendid fashion with an all-round display lay low Kings XI Punjab Monday.The batting, barring the opening partner for Tendulkar, has done the job well while the bowling has been especially good with Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel superb in stemming the flow runs and taking wickets, along with Harbhajan Singh’s off-spin.Mumbai are likely to retain the same winning combination if wicket keeper Davy Jacobs, who suffered a thumb injury on Monday, is fit to play.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on bench

first_imgReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on benchby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari left Isco on the bench for victory over Rayo Vallecano.Real overcame Rayo 1-0 via a Karim Benzema strike, with Solari pleased about the win, which he discussed after explaining his benching of Isco.”My interest is in ensuring that all players are well, happy and committed and we all work for that,” he said.”I try not to make mistakes in the formation or the substitutions and I do that because it is part of my job.”With the way the match went, I brought Dani Ceballos in for Marco [Asensio] because he was tired then Fede [Valverde] for the midfield and Vini came in because he was the only forward on the bench who could replace Benzema.”We were dominant against Rayo and should have gone in at half-time with a more comfortable lead but when you don’t take your chances you will suffer.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more