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“Charities lack cash and confidence” to explore new tech like the Cloud

first_img Howard Lake | 12 May 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: cloud computing Research / statistics Technology  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Although eight out of ten charity workers agree that technology will help the sector develop amid the new financial landscape, funding cuts and lack of confidence mean only one in three workers has time to try new tools like cloud computing. These are among the findings of the Charities in the Cloud survey by Lasa and Civic Regeneration, in partnership with RegenerateIT.Social welfare law and technology charity Lasa and Civic Regeneration surveyed 157 people about how charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK use cloud technology. There is clear interest in the issue: 54% said they were already using them, and only 2% said they didn’t know. Forty five per cent of those surveyed have also considered using cloud technology in the next financial year.The majority of the organisations surveyed were small, 77% of respondents having fewer than 30 employees, and 88% of these organisations having under 30 computers.Terry Stokes, the Chief Executive of Lasa, which helps charities make the most of technology by providing practical advice and support, said: “When charities make the most of technology, it means better services for the people they support. Although many cloud applications are low cost, funding cuts mean charity workers don’t feel they have time to try new things.”Lasa is holding a summit on 7 June when experts will be looking at how technology can help charities manage their relationships.Robin Knowles, Managing Director of Regenerateit, said: “The sector needs to make both its leaders digital and its digital community into leaders. The days of Boards delegating anything with digital in the title downwards are fast coming to an end.”www.lasa.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. “Charities lack cash and confidence” to explore new tech like the Cloudlast_img read more

past times to be revisited as part of Heritage Week in…

first_imgNewsHeritagepast times to be revisited as part of Heritage Week in LimerickBy Louise Harrison – August 17, 2019 321 Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleBig apprenticeship take-up in LimerickNext articleMan dies after getting into difficulty while swimming in Kilkee Bay Louise Harrisonhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img HERITAGE is on the menu with something for everyone in Limerick for National Heritage Week which will run from August 17 to 25.Organised by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and coordinated by the Heritage Council, the week aims to celebrate Ireland’s architectural, natural and cultural heritage in order to generate an awareness, appreciation and preservation of Ireland’s resources.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The theme for this year’s Heritage Week is the celebration of Pastimes and Past Times.In Limerick the public can visit Lough Gur Heritage Centre, take a tour of the two towers in Kilmallock, visit Glin castle, take a tour of Limerick museum, visit the Hunt museum, take a ‘Spanish Rose of Tralee Story walk’ in Limerick, or visit St Mary’s Cathedral to name just a few of the events.Shannon Group’s tourist experiences and attractions company, Shannon Heritage, has announced exciting events to take place in Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, King John’s Castle, Craggaunowen and Dunguaire Castle.Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director of Shannon Group’s tourism company, Shannon Heritage said: “We are delighted to have such a fantastic range of activities and events taking place at a number of our attractions to celebrate National Heritage Week.“These family friendly events are the perfect ways for families to learn all about the history and heritage of these cultural attractions during what is certain to be a fun filled week”.A free event, ‘An Evening of Irish Song, Music and Dance’ with the Shannon Heritage Entertainers will take place at King John’s Castle in Limerick on Thursday August 22 from 6.30pm – 8pm. The performance will take the audience through the emotional story of Irish emigration and famine and how Irish music has influenced music throughout the world.In Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Sunday August 18 from 12pm there will be an afternoon of Storytelling with Seanchaí Eddie Lenihan. Then on Wednesday August 21 in celebration of Wild Child Day, children of all ages are invited to explore the newly redeveloped magical Fairy Trail. There will also be guided tours of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a concert in Ardcroney Church performed by the Bunratty Entertainers and Bodhrán Workshops. On Sunday August 18 from 11am – 5pm Craggaunowen will be holding its annual Spinning and Textile Day. Normal ticket rates apply and members are free for these events.Rosemary Collier, Director of National Historic Properties at the OPW said, “Heritage Week is a fantastic annual event that encourages us all to delve into Ireland’s rich history, explore new spaces and places and gives the whole family a chance to share exciting cultural experiences together.“The OPW will be hosting events right across the country under the Heritage Week theme of Past times and Pastimes. Visitors to OPW sites will be able to explore the sites and learn of traditions, social practices, rituals, knowledge and skills that were transmitted from generation to generation within these properties”.National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year.For more information on what’s on in Limerick see  www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events/?where=limerick Advertisement TAGSheritageLimerick City and CountyNational Heritage Week 2019News Linkedin Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites last_img read more

The Week Ahead: Fed Talking Money

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago This Weeks Schedule:MBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday 7 a.m. ESTConstruction Spending Report, Wednesday 3:00 p.m. GMTFreddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Survey, Thursday 10 a.m. ESTEmployment Situation, Friday 8:30 a.m. EST The Week Ahead: Fed Talking Money Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Related Articles Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Week Ahead 2017-07-02 Brianna Gilpin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Firm Closes Multi-Million Dollar Deal Next: They Don’t Spend Like They Used to The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Reserve Board announced report will be published five days in advanced, giving members of Congress and the public time to review the report before Chair Yellen’s testimony.Traditionally, the report on the U.S. economy and central bank policy has been released at the same time as the testimony from the Fed Chief. However, the Fed believes an advanced release would be beneficial for both the public and Congress before Yellen’s appearance.The Fed this year increased the frequency of its interest rate increases. It also recently announced detailed plans for reducing its holdings of securities accumulated during the financial crisis, an issue of particular interest among lawmakers.The July 2017 Monetary Policy Report will be released to the Congress at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 7.Yellen is scheduled to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, July 12. Yellen’s opening statement will be released at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Tagged with: Week Ahead The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Fed Talking Money July 2, 2017 1,202 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Donegal footballers en route to Donegal Town

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 22, 2012 Pinterest Pinterest The Donegal Senior football team will be arriving in Donegal Town with the Anglo-Celt Cup tonight between 8.45 and 9 o’clock.Large crowds are expected to welcome home the first Donegal team to ever win back to back Ulster titles. Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Donegal footballers en route to Donegal Town Facebook Previous articleDonegal make history with back to back Ulster TitlesNext articleMacGill: Gilmore says he feared for the state’s financial survival News Highland WhatsApp Facebook News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cold snap set to hit North West and Ulster this weekend

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It looks like it’s time to bring out the winter woollies again this week – with a major cold snap forecast for the next few days.Met Eireann says the worst of the weather will be over the weekend – but it will hit first on Thursday.The cold snap means snow and sleet will hit many parts of the country – but the North-west will be worst affected.Ground temperatures are also expected to hit as low as minus ten degrees at night.Vincent O’Shea of Met Eireann says the weekend will see the worst of the weather.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/shea1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – November 23, 2010 Facebook Previous article87-year-old Donegal man to be sentenced next week for raping granddaughtersNext articleDerry man jailed for his role in Emmett Shields murder News Highland Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ Cold snap set to hit North West and Ulster this weekend Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

[Plea Seeking SOP’s/Guidelines For Next CA Examination] Live-Updates From Supreme Court

first_imgTop Stories[Plea Seeking SOP’s/Guidelines For Next CA Examination] Live-Updates From Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Nov 2020 10:44 PMShare This – x…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginLive Updates 3 Nov 2020 10:57 PMSupreme Court directs ICAI to notify on the website the steps taken to address the concerns raised by candidates taking CA exams and the corrective measures taken with respect to such concerns.3 Nov 2020 10:54 PMSupreme Court directs ICAI to notify all the concerns that have been brought up by the students and the steps taken by the Institute to counter the same.Swaraj: This assuages all our concerns. 3 Nov 2020 10:54 PMBench directs Srinivasan to notify on the website the concerns of the students and the steps taken by the Institute, so that the students are made aware of the corrective measures. 3 Nov 2020 10:51 PMBench: These students are appearing for professional examinations. They should gear up themselves and not ask for such concessions. 3 Nov 2020 10:50 PMSwaraj: I just have one request – if these suggestions can be put up on the website today. Especially about the containment zones. 3 Nov 2020 10:49 PMBench, with respect to the request for more time, to Swaraj: Be reasonable in your requests. Look at the suggestions in your note. “Hands are perspiring” ? We are not very impressed by your suggestions. 3 Nov 2020 10:49 PMSrinivasan: We have been holding this exam for 72 years. Our children have also gone through this. We have even opened a grievance cell. We always have a Plan B. 3 Nov 2020 10:48 PMBench: This is going to be a State-specific problem. Srinivasan notes the same. 3 Nov 2020 10:47 PMSrinivasan: My friend asked if the admit cards can be used as e-cards for travelling. We have no issue with that, but the Home Affairs will have to deal with this. So, Mr. Nataraj is here and can guide us. 3 Nov 2020 10:47 PMSrinivasan: We are strictly acting in compliance of MHA guidelines. We will not put to risk the students. We cannot however provide isolation rooms and risk with COVID patients coming in and putting others at risk. >Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

Gardai intercept man at Dublin airport over theft incident in Letterkenny

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Gardai intercept man at Dublin airport over theft incident in Letterkenny Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 3, 2019 Previous articleNew charge on new petrol & diesel cars expected in budgetNext articleMinister to be challenged in Seanad over Short Stay Ward News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Google+ A man has been intercepted by Gardai at Dublin airport in relation to an incident in Letterkenny last year in which an elderly man’s bank card was stolen and used to withdraw a large sum of money.The man was arrested and remains in custody at this time.Gardai in Donegal say in April 2019 an elderly male in Letterkenny was watched using his bank card and his pin noted.The card was subsequently stolen from his wallet on the same date whilst he was distracted.It was used that same day to remove a very large sum of money from his bank account and also used in a shop in the town.Further attempts to use the card were unsuccessful and the suspect was identified by Gardaí through viewing CCTV footage.The suspect had only been in the country for a short period of time and left again soon after.Following liaison with the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, the suspect was intercepted by Gardaí at Dublin Airport this week after he re-entered the country.Detective Gardaí from Letterkenny interviewed him and he was charged with the offences committed in Letterkenny in April.He was also interviewed and charged with other similar offences all around the country in and around March/April 2019.He is currently in custody at this time. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

New health and safety blueprint for NHS

first_imgThe executive agency of the NHS has signed a new agreement with the Healthand Safety Executive (HSE) to make hospitals in England safer for staff,patients and visitors. A ‘concordat’ between the two bodies sets out a blueprint for workingtogether on safety. The document targets specific areas that cause the most accidents or casesof ill health within the healthcare sector, including slips, trips and falls,maintenance safety and violence against staff. The concordat – which is available online – has been drawn up to ensure thetwo organisations can harmonise advice and guidance to staff and produceaccurate benchmark data. HSE director general Timothy Walker said: “The concordat will ensurethose with responsibilities to manage estate-related risks within publichealthcare in England are given the sources of practical and effective guidanceneeded to help them deliver their part in the reduction of accidents within healthcare.”Peter Wearmouth, chief executive of NHS Estates, said: “This is a stepforward in raising the profile of health and safety in the estates sector. Itwill serve as a platform for providing comprehensive, practical advice acrossthe NHS.” www.hse.gov.uk/healthserviceswww.nhsestates.gov.uk Previous Article Next Article New health and safety blueprint for NHSOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Oxford publishes sample interview materials

first_imgA collection of sample interview questions has been released by Oxford University in advance of this year’s application deadline. Candidates applying for Law could be asked to consider the legality of running a red light in the middle of the night, whilst budding linguists might debate the effects of reading a literary work in translation. Alongside the sample interview questions, applicants can view responses fielded by current Oxford tutors. Cecile Fabre, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, offered her expectations for candidates discussing the philosophy of air travel: “We are not trying to get them to guess or arrive at the ‘right’ answer. “Rather, the interview is about the candidate’s ability to think critically, to deal with counter-examples to the views they put forward, and to draw distinctions between important concepts.”Students who are invited to interview for Medicine could find themselves being asked to rank these countries – Bangladesh, Japan, South Africa and the UK – by their crude mortality. Tara Madsen, a first year medical student, told Cherwell: “It would be unfair if they only gave a place to people who got it right – but they don’t do that.“They give a place to people who give a sensible suggestion, and can explain their reasoning and think on their feet.”The Oxford interview, a major part of the admissions process, has long been a source of nerves for prospective students. Dr Samina Khan, Director of Admissions and Outreach, explains that: “We know there are still misunderstandings about the Oxford interview, so we put as much information out there as possible to allow students to see the reality of the process.”Emily Wilder, a first year Modern Languages student told Cherwell: “The notion of interviews is scary, but the people are not. “The tutors I know did and do seem more interested in your engagement with the subject than with which school you went to.”last_img read more

Exchange Club Donates $5,000 to Tabernacle Youth Program

first_imgPresident Bill Culp (left) presents donation check to Eric Hitchner, Director of Youth Programs at the Ocean City Tabernacle.At Monday night’s Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting, President Bill Culp awarded $5,000 to the Ocean City Tabernacle’s After School Program.The funds were raised from the 2014 Fishing Tournament (the 28th annual event.) A check was presented to Eric Hitchner, Director of Youth Programs.Over the years, the Exchange Club of Ocean City has been able to raise many thousands of dollars for various charities and local clubs.The Ocean City branch was started in 1947. With about 70 members, the Exchange Club of Ocean City is one of the largest Exchange Clubs in the New York and New Jersey districts.— By Doug Otto for the Ocean City Exchange Clublast_img read more