Charity concern grows over possible postal dispute

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland The Irish Charities Postal Users’ Forum has come out against the threatened postal dispute between the Communications Workers Union and An Post. The Forum is made up of charities that are large users of the postal system. A spokesman for a major social welfare charity stressed that the pre-Christmas period is vitally important for fundraising and they had planned a 200,000 mailing. November and December are critical months for us, he said. Any disruption in the postal system would have a devastating impact on our annual fundraising campaigns that have been planned for six months. We have already spent considerable money on stationary, printing and mailing lists but it could be wasted if a strike goes ahead. Even with a threat of strike action donors become fearful of putting donations in the post and many donors do not have access to electronic transfers, he said. Howard Lake | 25 October 2005 | News Charity concern grows over possible postal disputecenter_img 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.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish charities planning to conduct major mail appeals running up to Christmas are becoming increasingly concerned about a possible postal strike by the unions representing the An Post workforce. At least five charities in Ireland are planning to meet the 21st November postaim deadline which gives big discounts for bulk mailings. In recent days the rhetoric by the Communications Workers Union has grown more militant, with the likelihood that there will be major disruption over the next month. The fear is that even if the strike does not extend to late November there will be a knock-on effect on deliveries that might mean Christmas mailings will arrive too close to maximize responses. The usual pattern is for up to 75% of replies to arrive in the first 2-3 weeks of a mailing. A spokesman at An Post said that it was more than likely there would be a strike but it was impossible to assess how long it would be and how disruptive it would be to deliveries. He accepted that this made it very difficult for charities to make decisions about whether to go ahead with their mailings. Advertisementlast_img read more

…in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefEffects of terrorism The findings of a new CBI/Mori poll of 250 top executives shows just howdeep the wounds of 11 September are proving to be for British business. Morethan 60 per cent admit that the attacks have damaged business prospects, with athird of companies expecting a serious impact on demand. HSE guide cuts stress The Health and Safety Executive has launched new guidelines to help smallfirms prevent work-related stress. The leaflet, Work-Related Stress: A ShortGuide, uses a question and answer format to provide practical advice on issuesrelating to stress at work. It covers a range of topics including anexplanation of what stress is and what causes it as well as employers’ legalduties over stress.  www.hse.gov.ukManufacturing fall Manufacturing output in the UK last month fell by the largest amount fornearly a decade. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show thatoutput reduced by 1.6 per cent in September, the biggest monthly fall since May1992. There were significant reductions in electrical and optical equipment,paper, printing, publishing, computers and the mobile phone industry.  www.statistics.gov.ukAwards tackle bias The Department for Work and Pensions is urging recruitment consultancies toenter the Age Positive Recruitment Awards of Excellence 2001. The awards, whichtake place later this year, are part of a wider campaign to challengeemployers’ prejudices towards age. For more details call 08457 330360 or [email protected]’ pay resolved A dispute between CHC Scotia and the British Airline Pilots’ Association(Balpa) over the difference in pay between helicopter pilots andbetter-rewarded commercial airline pilots is set to be resolved. The partieshave agreed terms on a revised deal that has been sent to Balpa membersemployed by Scotia with a recommendation that they vote for acceptance.  www.balpa.org.uk …in briefOn 13 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Club Z! Tutoring: More Than Turning F’s Into A’s

first_imgTutoring in the 21st century is so much more than strict teacher + unhappy student = hours of misery.  With Olympia’s Club Z! everything possible is done to make the experience relaxed, stress-free, and easy for everyone involved.  Whether pre-K or pre-Med, in-home tutors can help with slipping grades, new school transitions, maintaining sports GPA requirements, overall study skills and test preparation.Angela Grant, owner of Club Z! since 2005, uses her vast array of tutors, interdisciplinary connections, and school district relationships to teach “how to be a student and how to navigate school.”Her skilled leadership and staff of more than 50 tutors help students aged 4-60+ with class work, test preparation, school transitions (both between grade levels and when entering a new district), and college entrance essays.  Their large staff size means that every subject is covered, timing issues are minimal, and personalities can be perfectly matched to a student’s needs.By meeting wherever is most convenient, anxiety levels are kept as low as possible.  Grant prefers to hold sessions in the child’s home, where stress levels are minimal, but tutors have met in libraries, schools, or anywhere the family and tutor decide.  Locally, two casinos even contract to host on-site tutoring for their staff.After requests for math help, language classes are the next most highly requested.  Spanish and Japanese are the primary requests, especially for elementary aged children whose parents want them to have an edge.  Students and tutors will usually meet once a week for test preparation and to practice vocabulary and conversation skills.With 66% of high school graduates entering college, the need for entrance examination preparation is crucial.  Club Z! offers help with the more common exams like the SAT and ACT but also provides assistance on any test required.  With their program, the average student gains more than 200 points on the SAT and 3-5 on the ACT which can hugely influence college entrance decisions, scholarships, and financial aid.  Club Z! also assists students with college application essays, which can be a pivotal factor in today’s competitive admissions reality.Enrollment with Club Z! is a simple process, with no contract required.  Billing is done on an hourly basis and all work is performed one-on-one with the student.  The initial consultation with their staff can help establish what expectations, steps, and timeframe might be called for, and lay the groundwork for optimal progress.For questions or to arrange a private consultation, Club Z! can be found online or by calling 360.436.6615. Facebook10Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

SAN MARCOS STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2016

first_imgDAVID LOPEZ, HAY DUDE, (FAVORED) SIXTH: “He broke on top and kind of past the dirt patch there, I couldn’t get him to relax at any point. I hit the backside and we’re on the lead the whole backside there. Just too much. We’re asking too much here. NOTES: The winning owners are David Bienstock and Charles Winner of Los Angeles. JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES PADDY GALLAGHER, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “It was a very nice win, he ran well. He ran well last time, he ran well this time, he’s run well the last few times.“The first quarter was quick enough for him. Down the backside Brice got him into an even better spot and by the three-eighths pole he was in a perfect spot and he was good enough to get there.”center_img BRICE BLANC, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “I picked him up at the right time. He’s very straight forward. I don’t know if the French connection helps, but I’ll run with it.“He’s doing really well in the mornings. Usually, I can tell when a horse has a tendency to bounce but he’s actually doing as well, I don’t know about better, but as well as he was doing before the San Gabriel. I know he loves this turf course.“I wasn’t worried about the mile and a quarter, the distance is fine for him. I was just hoping for a good trip and that’s pretty much what happened. I had a great trip. He gave me his best like he always has since I’ve been on him.” (On if he needs a shorter race) “I don’t think so. If we can get him relaxed, he’d be A-OK there.” -30-last_img read more

Report: 49ers add Wes Welker to coaching staff

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Wes Welker, who led the NFL in receptions three times during his New England Patriots tenure, is joining the 49ers coaching staff.Welker’s role, likely as a receivers coach, has yet to be announced or confirmed by the 49ers. His hiring was first reported Tuesday by the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain.Welker, 37, retired from his 12-year career after the 2015 season, and he spent the past two years as a Houston Texans assistant. He reportedly interviewed this past month with the …last_img read more

A’s, Rays announce starting lineups for AL Wild Card Game

first_imgThe Oakland Athletics are set to host their first playoff game in six years, and the Coliseum is going to be packed.The A’s say they have sold more than 50,000 tickets to Wednesday night’s AL Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Rays.They’ll have to contend with Rays starter Charlie Morton, as well as the shadows the Coliseum will certainly throw for a 5 p.m. start time. With Morton’s curveball and other off-speed offerings, those shadows could be even more difficult.The A’s won’t go with …last_img read more

Malaysia Airlines plane in landing accident

first_imgA Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 has suffered a landing accident at Sibu Malaysia.Flight 2718 was operating from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu with 61 passengers and 6 crew and landed on Sibu’s runway 13 in very heavy rain at about 22.10 local time.Runway 13 is 2745 long but does not have an ILS.On touchdown the 737 went off the side of the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with the nose gear collapsed according to Aviation Herald.No injuries were reported but the 737 has sustained significant damage.According to Aviation-Safety.net the 737, is registered 9M-MXX and had its first flight in August 2014.last_img read more

Don’t Bother Your Prospect

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now If you don’t want to bother your prospect client then don’t bother them.But know that you are not bothering your client when, as your deal nears the end of the buying process, you follow up to ensure that they don’t still need something from you.Your Two ChoicesYou’re always faced with two choices of the salesperson.The first choice is to be self-oriented to check in with your client so that you can find out where your deal is or waste their time. Wasting time means that you are subtracting value.The other choice is to create value for your prospective client. You can still create value, even at the end of your prospect’s buying process, even when your prospect told you they need time, even when your prospect is going through the process of making the decision. Your clients have concerns they need help resolving. They need more information from you. Much of the time they won’t recognize they even need more information until they begin the process of making a decision.It is never right to ignore your clients their needs. You’re never bothering them when you attempt to create value.Make the Value Creating CallWhen you don’t have a plan to create value, the right answer isn’t to ignore your client or pretend that you will be bothering them by calling. The right answer is to find a reason to call that allows you to continue to create value.Call to make sure your prospective clients has all the information they need. Or call to share additional information that wasn’t available until your prospective clients reached this point of their process. Call because you’ve discovered some new way to improve upon the proposal you gave them.Too many deals failed to cross the finish line because sales people mistakenly believe they will be bothering their client by calling. It’s not the call that bothers buyers. It’s wasted time. Make the call to follow up—and make it a value creating call.last_img read more

Filipino Kingad puts win streak on the line against Hexigetu in ONE

first_imgGilas banners young team for Jones Cup Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino wushu artist Danny Kingad is putting his unbeaten record on the line as he faces Mongol fighter Hexigetu Hexigetu in ONE Championship: Conquest of Kings in Surabaya, Indonesia.Kingad, who owns a 5-0 MMA record, 3-0 in ONE, hails from the famed Team Lakay that produced ONE Lightweight champion Eduard Folayang.ADVERTISEMENT Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments The flyweight fighter stopped two of his three opponents in the promotion with his last foe, Muhammad Aiman, the lone matchup to hear the final bell during the ONE: Kings of Destiny last April.Looking to break Kingad’s streak is Hexigetu (4-2), who will be making his debut in the Asian fighting promotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsReigning ONE Championship flyweight champion Kairat Akhmetov (20-0-0) will face interim champion Adriano Moraes (15-2) in a unification bout for the main event of the Surabaya card. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

OSU Falls to No. 1 Florida 5-0

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. After a holding the No. 1 Florida Gators scoreless earlier on Sunday, the Cowgirls ran out of steam to the tune of a 5-0 loss. Florida wins the Gainesville Regional and will host a Super Regional against the winner of the Tuscaloosa Regional.After being held scoreless in the first game of the day, Florida’s Nicole Dewitt opened the game with a two-run homer in the 1st. After runs in the 2nd and the 3rd innings, the Gators built a 4-0 lead through four innings and the Cowgirls were never able to get their bats going — thanks in part to Florida’s ace Delanie Gourney.On the other side, Florida’s early hitting necessitated two pitching changes by the 2nd inning. Shea Coats and Logan Simunek each had their shot before Kenny Gajewski went back to Brandi Needham who pitched seven innings earlier in the day.Oklahoma State ends their season 38-25 and makes postseason play in both of Gajewski’s first two season as head coach.“Going to the postseason consecutive years just means we have a lot of kids bought in,” head coach Kenny Gajewski said. ” That’s the bottom line. They have trust in us. When you have that kind of trust you can do anything. This program is back on track. We’ve still got a long way to go but we’re excited about the future.”last_img read more

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