National Recycling Awards 2006 open for entries

first_imgNational Recycling Awards 2006 open for entries Howard Lake | 4 May 2006 | News  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Green businesses, organisations and individuals who have helped reduce waste and improve recycling rates in the past 18 months are invited to enter the National Recycling Awards 2006.Now in their eighth year, the National Recycling Awards are open to any organisation, community group or company that is affected by recycling, plays an active part in the recycling process or isinvolved in the production chain of recycled products. Winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony at the Bournemouth International Centre on 15 November 2006. Advertisementcenter_img The Awards are aimed at rewarding good practice and creativity, as well as developing a network of people who can provide advice to others who may beadopting similar initiatives. This year a new category has been added – Electrical and Electronic Recycler of the Year – to reflect the increasing legislative importance of the re-use, reprocessing and recycling of electrical goods. It is open to all aspects of the supply chain from manufacturers and reprocessors to local authorities and community groups. A wide range of other categories are available to reward retail recycling initiatives, commitment to health and safety, local authority achievements, innovative community projects, successful information campaigns and unsung heroes of the recycling world.Entries to all 13 categories should cover the period 1 January 2005 to 25 August 2006. The closing date for entries is 25 August 2006, although nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award will be accepted until 7 September 2006. Tagged with: Awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising (Conservation Leadership Series, Sponsored by the River Syste)

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Books Newscenter_img Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising (Conservation Leadership Series, Sponsored by the River Syste) [amzn_product_post]From the Conservation Leadership Series.last_img read more

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Fifth-year seniors search for campus community after classmates graduate

first_imgFor fifth-year accountant student Mike Quinn, the phrase “home under the dome” has lost a bit of its meaning. “The campus of Notre Dame was home as an undergraduate,” he said. “Now, our home base is Mendoza. If you want to go somewhere else on campus it feels very disconnected.” Quinn is one of many students who decide to attend the University an extra year to complete degrees in specialized fields. But Quinn said he encountered disconnect in his fifth year. “I felt jealous that [my friends] got to go be on their own feet and I was stuck with the same college routine,” he said. “They have their responsibility at work whereas someone like me who’s staying in graduate school, we still have to go to class, do homework and group projects and have exams to worry about. It’s like a whole new step of life.” Quinn said he rarely moves beyond DeBartolo Quad for classes and feels removed from the days of dorm life and spending time in LaFortune or the dining hall, not to mention the shift in his social life, he said. “The people I knew who were staying the fifth year were the people who you’d give the head nod to or chitchatted with after class, but not necessarily great, true friends,” he said. John Villecco, a fifth-year senior completing a double major in anthropology and PLS, agreed. “Most people at the end of last year had regrets about having to leave,” he said. “But it’s been really interesting to see them go off and have them live their lives, and I still have this safety net while I can observe them from afar. I’ve been able to spend more time reflecting on what I want my life to look like. “[They’ve] been a buffer so that I feel ready to leave now.” Villecco said the number of people he recognizes on campus has decreased, but it has allowed him to foster more in-depth friendships. “[The fifth year] allowed me to focus more on a smaller group of friends,” he said. With a more intimate group of friends, Villecco said his classmates compare schedules more often and have settled into a more consistent routine than he did in his previous years. It also allows them to veer away from social norms, he said.  “It’s easier to have a good sense of self,” he said. “You almost feel like you’re not required to abide by as many social rules. I’m separate in a positive way. I’m separate from [social] expectations.”last_img read more

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Vermont Air National Guard chosen as first Guard unit in nation to get F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy and the Vermont Congressional Delegation ‘ Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) — announced Thursday that the Secretary of the Air Force has selected the Vermont National Guard to be the first Air Guard unit to base the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.  The Air Force announced that Burlington is one of two preferred choices for F-35 operations, along with Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah, and that Luke Air Force Base in Arizona is the top pick for training.  Final basing decisions will be made later in the ongoing selection process.  Under the current production schedule, the planes could begin arriving in Vermont in the 2018 federal fiscal year.Last year the Air Force conducted a system-wide review of more than 200 locations before selecting Burlington and nine other bases as finalists for either the training or primary operations of the F-35.  Today (Thursday), the Secretary of the Air Force further refined that list by announcing the bases that are expected to be the first to receive the Joint Strike Fighter. Leahy said, ‘Just as cream rises to the top, the Vermont Air National Guard’s stellar tradition of quality and performance has carried Vermont to the top of this rarefied list.  The Air Force’s rigorous review of personnel and facilities across the country has confirmed the Vermont Guard’s superb performance and capabilities.’  Leahy chairs the Senate National Guard Caucus and is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  He has also asked the Air Force to provide him with information about the noise profile for the developmental F-35 engine and how the Air Force will work to minimize any potential increased engine noise during take off and landing.Sanders said, ‘It is a sign of the great national respect and admiration for the Vermont National Guard that it was selected by the Air Force in a very competitive process.’Welch said, ‘Today’s announcement speaks to the Vermont Air National Guard’s outstanding reputation and tradition of excellence.  I hope that, as the process moves forward, all parties will work together in a collaborative manner to resolve outstanding concerns.’Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie, who chairs the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association and the Washington-based Aerospace States Association, said, ‘This did not happen by chance. Many Vermonters worked together with unity and resolve to make this victory possible.‘I commend the men and women of the Vermont Air National Guard whose high standards of excellence and performance have put our base at the top of the list time and again,” Dubie said. “I thank Senator Patrick Leahy for his leadership on the Senate National Guard Caucus, along with Senator Bernie Sanders, and Congressman Peter Welch for putting their support behind the F-35 program and basing it here in Vermont. I thank the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association for their unflagging support. The jobs and positive economic impact are a great boost, and the new growth potential for our state’s aerospace and aviation sectors will be felt from Bennington to St Albans.’The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the next generation multi-purpose joint service aircraft that the Defense Department is testing for procurement for the Air Force, Navy and Marines.  The Air Force version of the F-35 will serve multiple roles and will be the primary replacement for the F-16s and A-10s. Burlington and the other locations selected to base the F-35 will now move forward with a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  This review will examine the environmental impact of the basing plan including the noise profile of the engine and site surveys, and it will include additional public meetings.  The results of the EIS reviews could impact the final Air Force basing decision in the future. Source: Leahy. WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, July 29, 2010) –Following is the press release from the US Air Force:Air Force announces preferred basing alternatives for F-35WASHINGTON ‘ Today the Air Force announced the preferred alternatives for operational and training F-35 Joint Strike Fighter bases.Teams surveyed each candidate base for feasibility, timing, cost and planning purposes to meet initial operational capability timelines.The preferred alternative locations are:- Operations ‘ Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Burlington Air Guard Station, Vt.- Training ‘ Luke AFB, Ariz. ‘This is not a final basing decision,’ said Ms. Kathleen Ferguson, deputy assistant secretary for installations.  ‘The preferred alternatives with other reasonable alternatives will continue to be evaluated in the Environmental Impact Analysis Process.’ A preferred alternative is an alternative which the Air Force believes best fulfills its mission and responsibilities, taking into consideration environmental, operational, technical and other factors.Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley previously announced five operations candidate bases Oct. 29, 2009. They included Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Shaw AFB/McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.; Burlington Air Guard Station, Vt.; and Jacksonville AGS, Fla.The secretary announced training base candidates Oct. 29, 2009.  They included Boise AGS, Idaho; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Tucson AGS, Ariz.The current scope of this basing action includes 250 to 300 F-35 aircraft.The JSF is the next generation strike fighter bringing cutting-edge technologies to the battle space of the future.  In the Air Force, the F-35 will primarily service an air-to-ground role, replace aging F-16 and A-10 aircraft while complementing the F-22.  The Navy and Marine Corps plan on using the F-35, along with international partners. # # # # #last_img read more

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3 easy ways to kill your brand

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Anyone who has ever spent a morning at the beach building a sand castle knows it’s a lot easier to destroy than create. The tide comes in (or some jerk walks through it) and it’s gone. Your brand is similar. It can take years to build a brand, but you can destroy it in an instant if you’re not careful. Here are a few easy ways you can kill your brand.Talk is cheap: Your ads and marketing can make promises, but to keep your members coming back, you’ll need to actually deliver on them. Lots of companies fail to deliver, so don’t be afraid to be different. When you’re consistent and come through, you’re keeping your members’ money out of your competitor’s pockets.Take your eye off the ball: Treat your members right. This builds loyalty. If you stray from this, you’ll regret it. What might make sense now, might cost you in the long run. If you want members to keep coming back, give them a reason to. They are your most important asset, and should be treated as such. Strive every day to show your members how valuable you can be when it comes to their personal finances.Disappear: Marketing is everywhere your members look. If you disappear from their radar, they’ll surely see other viable options. Use your social channels to show your members what you stand for and the help you can provide. Your social media presence gives you a chance to spread your message to the masses. Create sharable content that your members can send to their friends and family. Don’t miss the amazing opportunity that social media provides.last_img read more

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fails to agree Man Utd transfer budget with Ed Woodward

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fails to agree Man Utd transfer budget with Ed Woodward Sean KearnsThursday 4 Apr 2019 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link902Shares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad in four areas (Picture: Getty)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure how much he’ll have to spend this summer after failing to agree on a transfer budget with the club’s board.The Norwegian was appointed on a three-year deal last week after resurrecting the club’s top four hopes following Jose Mourinho’s departure in December.United are keen to hire a technical director to assist their recruitment process, which has been heavily criticised in recent years as executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has handed almost sole responsiblity of signings to David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho.Solskjaer will work under a similar structure, albeit with the eventual addition of a technial director and he has already identified the four areas of his squad that he wants to strengthen this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Sancho is a £100m target for United (Picture: Getty)However, after a sensational unbeaten run in his first three months, United’s top four hopes have taken a dent in the last fortnight with defeats against Arsenal and Wolves.AdvertisementAdvertisementQualifying for the Champions League would boost Solskjaer’s budget by around £60m and with such uncertainty over the club’s position the Norwegian was unable to finalise a budget during discussions with the club last month, Metro.co.uk understands.A failure to qualify for the Champions League would make it even harder to attract the likes of Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford, as well as pushing the club into the undesirable Europa League.United will, of course, back Solskjaer significantly whether the club qualify for the Champions League or not but it’s far from the only issue hanging over the Norwegian.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe 46-year-old inherited a squad with question marks over several first-team players and the club have failed to resolve contract issues with Juan Mata and Ander Herrera in recent months.As it stands, the pair will leave the club on a free at the end of the season but United remain intent on keeping both players at Old Trafford.Should they decline new offers, both will need to be replaced and United will feel inclined to allocate more financial help to Solskjaer.It means that United’s plans, ahead of what will be a crucial summer for the club, will be delayed until the end of the season.MORE: Arsenal consider Marseille boss for technical director rolelast_img read more

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Musa Bility backs Kwesi Nyantakyi for FIFA job

first_imgLiberian F.A Chairman and Fifa President hopeful Musa Bility has thrown his weight behind Kwesi Nyantakyi should he decide to run for the FIFA top job.Speaking on Asempa FM’s Sport Night, the Liberian paid glowing tribute to Nyantakyi stating that he was one of the best Africa had to offer.“Kwesi is confident, he is competent. He represents absolutely one of the best in our continent and I absolutely believe that he can make all of us proud as president of FIFA definitely,” Musa told Asempa Sports.When quizzed on stepping down for Nyantakyi should he decide to run for FIFA Presidency, Musa Bility graciously submitted that he would pave way for his compatriot.“He has been president of a federation long before me. It will be a pleasure to give him the opportunity to run.”“Your team is one of the best, not just the senior national team but on all levels.”  “You should be proud of him.”The FIFA presidency became open for contention on 2 June when 79-year-old Sepp Blatter announced he would step down as president amid allegations of corruption among Fifa officials.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. The Joy Sports hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Pluto Scientist Is a Brookdale Grad

first_imgMatt Hill’s journey and passion have taken him from Monmouth County and Brookdale Community College to now studying the outer reaches of our solar system.Hill, 44, works as an experimental space scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and much to his joy is working on the New Horizons NASA program, studying particles from distant Pluto’s atmosphere.“This is really cool and it’s something I’ve always been interested in,” Hill said this week.New Horizons is a project that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began in 2000, launching the interplanetary space probe in 2006. The space probe has been taking photographs and atmospheric specimens to gain a better understanding of Pluto and its moons.On July 14 the New Horizons spacecraft became the first such voyage to travel to that very far-reaching dwarf planet.Pluto is approximately 4.67 billion miles from Earth.Hill works as a co-investigator and lead instrument scientist for the New Horizons project, responsible for the Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation, or PEPSSI for short. That device, “measures radiation high energy particles coming from Pluto.”What is so exciting about this, the data obtained along with the photos will “allow us to discover what we haven’t been able to study before,” Hill said.“We have the capability to study the distant parts of the solar system,” he went on, “and I think it’s valuable to do so, as much as we can,” as research can reveal who knows what, as well as the possible benefits of the practical application that can be the byproduct of these projects.Growing up in Eatontown, Hill was always fascinated by space and its exploration. “When I was younger I use always watch the Carl Sagan (the late astronomer, astrophysicist, author and TV host) stuff, read the books,” and was really interested in the NASA Voyager program. “I was excited about that.”Back then, however, the thought of earning a Ph.D. in physics must have been seen as distant a possibility as traveling to Pluto. “I did rather poorly in high school,” Hill acknowledged, though he managed to graduate Red Bank Catholic High School in 1989.After high school he took a couple of years off and eventually began attending Brookdale Community College, Lincroft.Hill majored in math and science at Brookdale, where he earned his associate’s degree. And it was there that the spark seemed to be lit showing him what he loved could actually lead to a satisfying career.“We are fortunate to have, where I grew up, a place like Brookdale,” he noted, “to help me find my way.”From Brookdale, Hill went on to attend and earn his bachelor’s degree in physics from Rutgers University. But it was while he was in graduate school at the University of Maryland he was approached by a professor and asked to help analyze data from the Voyager project. “I did and I liked it,” he remembered.“When I realized I was back in space stuff I realized this was the stuff I was interested in when I was a kid,” he recalled. After that, “It all kind of fell into place.”Hill received his Ph.D. in 2001 and has been working at the Johns Hopkins lab for the last 10 years, mostly on NASA-related projects.And this work has his passion in full flame, allowing him, “to dig in on the edges of what we know and to come up with something new that becomes something that everyone will one day understand,” he explained. “That is pretty neat.”– By John Burtonlast_img read more

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Group Forms To Protect The Navesink River

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – Brian Rice wants to work on improving the Navesink River and has support from neighboring communities.Rice and other like-minded individuals have re-established the Navesink River Municipalities Committee, which intends on working on issues related to the river, especially the rising level of bacteria that has been revealed in recent studies.“I think it’s something that we can’t turn our backs on,” Rice said of the river’s current condition.The committee was active in the early 2000s, involving government representatives and citizens from the communities bordering on the river. But by about 2008, “things kind of fell apart at that time,” and the committee really ceased to continue, observed Zachary Lees, ocean and coastal policy attorney for the environmental group, Clean Ocean Action.“I just think it kind of ran out of steam,” as volunteer groups can on occasion, Rice said.Cindy Burnham, a Red Bank Borough Council member, who is one of Red Bank’s designated committee members, said the original committee had a couple of members die, which contributed to the loss of momentum. On top of that, Lees pointed out, 2008 was the release of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s pollution source-tracking study, which at that time indicated an overall improvement to the water’s condition.But since that time, there have been studies from county and state agencies, as required by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that have shown an increase of bacteria in the river waters, including a rise in fecal contamination. That has caused the DEP to increasingly expand the area where recreational and commercial shelf fishing is prohibited.“There is a bacteria problem in the Navsink,” Lees said, resulting in “hundreds and hundreds of acres” closed to shellfish harvesting.Rice is a fourth generation Fair Haven family, with his parents still living in the family home on the river’s shore where Rice grew up. In addition to operating a financial services firm with his father, Rice is a licensed charter boat captain— “My fun job,” he acknowledged.“So, I have deep roots on the river,” he said, explaining in part his commitment to improve it.The Navesink River plays an important role for not only the area’s environmental health but its recreational and commercial viability. As such, Rice has adopted a motto, he shared: “Keep and maintain the river, leave it better than we found it for the next generation.”The newly-formed committee has had its first meeting, held last month at the Red Bank Municipal Complex, 90 Monmouth St., and will continue to meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., with the meetings open to the public. At its first meeting in May, committee members selected Rice as its chair.The group has established its mission statement involving monitoring the river’s condition to positively impact its health and wellbeing, Rice explained.So far, Red Bank, Tinton Falls, Fair Haven and Rumson have appointed members and the committee is waiting for Middletown and Colts Neck to sign on, Rice said.Burnham said the committee in its earlier iteration was instrumental “in getting things done,” encouraging the river’s dredging to improve its health, among other steps. She hopes the work will aggressively look at the pollution and its source to correct it, Burnham added.“We’re really happy that they’re back,” Lees offered, believing it’s a good forum for environmental discussions and a means of communicating with local governing bodies. “We can get things done in a cooperative way,” working with the committee and local elected officials, Lees said.Rice said he’s committed to improving the water’s condition and the committee’s work. “I’m going to see it through,” he said.last_img read more

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Former Leafs Willans, Horswill lead Vikes against Saints in crucial pre-Christmas series

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints will be shooting for a strong finish to the first half of the season this weekend when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Recreation Centre.The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions are getting set to head into the Christmas break and currently sit six points behind the first place Trinity Western University Spartans.Challenged by an unusual amount of injuries and struggles on the road, the Saints are eager to get regain the top ranking they’ve become accustomed to over the past two seasons.“There is so much parody in our league this season,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin.“Each weekend the standings change, so it makes each game important. One winless weekend in the Lower Mainland put us from second place to fourth place. Our players realize that we must play a full focused weekend or we will be left behind. We have had some great games in our home rink so far this season and I expect that to continue this weekend.”The Vikes, with two former Nelson Leafs — Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill — on the roster come to town after recently splitting a pair of games with the Simon Fraser University Clan.Sitting in second place and led by four-year veteran Adam Klein (22 points in 12 games), the Victoria are a much improved team after missing the playoffs last year. Willans currently is fifth in team scoring with (two goals, seven assists) nine points while Horswill is ninth with one goal and six assists.The Saints on the other hand are still reeling from a disappointing road trip to Vancouver earlier this month that resulted in 4-0 and 1-0 losses at the hands of the Spartans and the Clan respectively.“We didn’t bear down enough on our chances,” says Evin.“The goaltending was great for both teams in each of the games, including ours, but we ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard. Our goal scorers need to step up and provide us with timely goals when our other lines are not chipping in. It is a team game and we all need to find our scoring touch again.”A real bright spot this season has been the play of second year goaltender James Prigione, who currently leads the BCIHL with a goals against average of 2.30, while posting a save percentage of .910.“James has come into this season focused, in shape, and ready to play the bulk of the games,” says Evin.“So far he’s done everything I knew he was capable of and I hope our players can provide him with a few more goals, especially after being shutout twice when our goaltender was very solid.”This weekend the Saints hope to rekindle their offence led by veterans Darnell Dyck (13 points in 11 games) and Logan Proulx (11 points in 11 games). The Saints are currently unbeaten in 29 regular season and playoff games.The games this weekend are Saturday (November 29) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (November 30) at noon. All Saints home games are played at the Castlegar and District Community Centre.SAINTS NOTES: The Saints will be without key forwards Thomas Hardy (back) and Jesse Knowler (leg) for the remainder of the semester. As well Ryan Procyshyn (broken ankle) and Jamie Vlanich (knee surgery), both who have yet to suit up in the regular season, will have to wait till January to see their first action.last_img read more

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