AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 July 2008 | News 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. 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Carolina Herrera has been appointed as project manager and editor of the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration (SOFII), the online databank of fundraising ideas and case studies run by the SOFII Foundation and the Resource Alliance.Herrera has worked as a trust fundraiser for charities including the Refugee Council, the Sick Children’s Trust and Sparks children’s medical research charity. She also founded the Knowledge is Power Organisation (KIPORG) which works with the Latin American community in London.SOFII was established by fundraising expert and author Ken Burnett in 2007 and transferred to become an “integral but distinct part” of the Resource Alliance‘s offering in March 2008. Burnett remains a project leader for SOFII in the medium-term.Based at the Resource Alliance’s London office, Herrera will work to commission and gather at least 10 ‘exhibits’ or case studies and five editorial pieces each month in an attempt to grow the showcase to 200 individual exhibits by the end of this year.“As well as it being the showcase of the best and most innovative fundraising from around the world, we’d like to make SOFII a living and breathing resource that any fundraiser can come to for inspiration”, said Herrera.Registration to SOFII is free and the SOFII Foundation in association with the Resource Alliance is aiming for a minimum of 3,000 registered users by January 2009.Herrera is looking to recruit ‘country ambassadors’ for SOFII to help ensure that both content and the user-base reflects the global nature of fundraising. So far national ambassadors have been secured for Canada and Germany.Alan Bird, Resource Alliance’s director of marketing and communications, said: “Because the Resource Alliance aims to build fundraising capacity throughout the Global South, having a resource that shows the very best in fundraising from around the world is the perfect complement to our aims.”www.sofii.org Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Resource Alliance Carolina Herrera appointed web editor for SOFII
The Tottenham playmaker is expected to leave north London before the transfer window shuts next week. Read Also:I never knew I am the 8th Nigerian to play for Inter, MosesEriksen has played a possession-based game throughout his career with Ajax and Tottenham which would suggest he could fit into the Barcelona system relatively swiftly.Tottenham want £17m for the 27-year-old but so far Inter have only coughed up £11m plus bonuses.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter have been in negotiations to sign the Dane for much of the window as Antonio Conte strengthens his side ahead of a title push.Eriksen met with Tottenham chief Daniel Levy to make it clear he wants a move to the San Siro.But with the Champions League finalists and the Italian side haggling over a transfer fee Barcelona are free to act, reports Sky Italy.The Spanish side have recently appointed Quique Setien as their new manager and he will no doubt want to refresh the squad. Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart RaceBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Loading… Barcelona are looking to steal a march on Inter Milan as they plot a late move for Christian Eriksen.Advertisement
Mumbai, Jan 5 (PTI) Pro Wrestling League debutants Veer Marathas have vowed to pump in every penny they raise from the championship, including all the sponsorship money, back into the sport.”Maharashtra is a natural home for wrestling. Our first international champions have come from here. We want to take the sport back to its former glory,” franchise co-owner Ranjit Saxena said.Indias first individual medal winner in the Olympics Games, KD Jadhav, in fact was born in Goleshwar, Maharasthra.Ravi Jain, another co-owner, underlining his vision for the sport, said that the Veer Marathas would set up wrestling academies in places like Sholapur and Aurangabad that have a well-known affinity to wrestling.”We are delighted to be part of the Marathas,” the teams champion player Praveen Rana said.”We are also grateful to have such gracious owners, who have come into the sport to promote it, rather than for any commercial reasons,” he added. PTI KHS KHS
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford midfielder Chalobah: Big positives from Spurs drawby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNathaniel Chalobah is adamant Watford were unlucky not to beat Spurs on Saturday.The Hornets lead for most of the match before Dele Alli scored late on.Speaking to the club website, he said: “To get a point against any of the top six is a positive thing. To come to Spurs away and get a point, you’d be chuffed with that, but we are disappointed inside as we could have got three.”We showed great character, great resilience and it’s hard to come here and try and play. Spurs are a very good team. They pressed us quite high and we showed we could get out of the press and create chances. We have to take the positives out of every situation right now.”
It is not likely for an autonomous body of such reputation as the Election Commission of India (ECI), which is “always open to bringing about any improvements that would further the cause of free and fair elections”, to resist the prayers regarding more VVPAT verifications. However, in the affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court of India following the petition filed by 21 political leaders of India, naturally belonging to the opposition parties, ECI has stated that the present method adopted by the body for counting and verification of votes is the “most suitable”. ECI elaborated on how the Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) works, stating that VVPATs are used in conjunction with the EVMs. The VVPAT exposes the printed slip to the voter for a duration of seven seconds through a transparent window and thus, as per ECI, counting of these slips will only be necessary in case of a discrepancy between the results shown by the EVM and that reflected on the printed paper slip. ECI further responded on the specific prayer of cross verification of 50 per cent EVMs by stating how the average time required to undertake such verification would be “six days”; with some constituencies having more polling stations it may take up to 8-9 additional days, delaying the results of the elections. Complimenting this obstacle with an additional requirement of extensively trained personnel and large halls to undertake such an activity, ECI justified its resistance to the petition’s prayer. To provide the apex court with a little aid in its verdict, ECI also stated how similar concerns had arisen earlier and that the court had found ECI’s proceedings regarding VVPATs to be satisfactory. ECI cited a cent per cent accuracy of VVPATs during the 2017 assembly polls as well as the recent assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh. Statistically, a 50 per cent sample to adequately match VVPAT tallies with those of EVM is not necessary as per the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Its report on possible and appropriate VVPAT counts to the EC states that a sample verification of 479 EVMs would bring the level of confidence in the process to 99.9936 per cent. The current process of counting only one booth per constituency in each state is due to the presence of 10.35 lakh polling stations and 4,125 Assembly constituencies in the country. While ECI, logistically, may be stating the unadulterated version of its response but in a democracy, many may still argue the 50 per cent cross-verification process’ feasibility. In all likelihood, a delay of six days on an average is something that the petitioners might settle for owing to their desperation to eradicate any margin for error. Displaying strong determination to prevent BJP from a second term, and having confidence in the voters to register a victory, it is certain that these opposition leaders don’t want to leave any stone unturned in their pursuit. With the introduction of VVPAT which was specifically brought for an additional layer of accountability to the electoral process, ECI’s argument for more manpower and days might not convince the petitioners and the general public. However, an increase in the counts might be the most likely solution. Even the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi strongly urged the deputy election commissioner present in the court that ECI should consider increasing the number of VVPAT verifications to enhance the purity and credibility of the democratic exercise. The matter is to be heard today in the apex court. While the opposition parties are strongly supporting the prayer to make the counting process more transparent, there is not a word from the ruling BJP. In front of an entire term of a government which will be decided based on the results of the mandate, a delay of the result by few days is completely justifiable. In fact, ECI should deduce, if not 50 per cent, some percentage which satisfies the apex court. This would increase ECI’s credibility in front of people who may have concerns regarding ECI’s resistance to the prayer. The process of vote counting is supposed to be sacrosanct and as such must be done with everyone’s satisfaction to remove even an iota of doubt regarding any tampering – which is not impossible in case of EVMs. The very purpose of VVPATs is to ensure transparency, then why not exercise it?
New Delhi: About 1,700 Jan Dhan bank accounts in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district have come under the scanner of the Election Commission-deployed surveillance teams for receiving suspicious deposits during the poll season, officials said.They said about Rs 10,000 each, totalling about Rs 1.7 crore, have been deposited in these accounts over the past few days and the instances have come under the scanner of investigative and intelligence agencies for possible abuse by political candidates as bribe to voters. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Income Tax department has launched an investigation into the issue, along with other agencies deployed to check black money and illegal inducements to voters during the ongoing polls in the country. The EC has sought a report from the agencies and they have informed it that the bank concerned in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh has been asked for a report and preliminary inputs suggest the money was deposited by banking correspondents, they said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe next level of probe is on, the officials said, adding it could be a case of some government scheme money or funds being deposited in these accounts. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was launched on August 28, 2014, with an aim to provide universal access to banking facilities for all households. The government had said that it aims for financial inclusion and to ensure access to financial services banking/savings and deposit accounts, remittance, credit, insurance, pension. The Election Commission (EC) has deployed a large team of expenditure monitoring observers in all the constituencies to keep a check on illegal cash and other inducements to voters during the polls. The teams, tasked to ensure a level-playing field for all the candidates trying their luck at the hustings, are being supported by the intelligence and enforcement setups of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Customs department, the Intelligence Bureau, the Financial Intelligence Unit and the Enforcement Directorate. The seven phase Lok Sabha polls will begin from April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Kolkata: Bidhannagar Police busted a cricket betting racket late on Tuesday night and arrested eight persons from a housing complex in Baguiati. The arrested persons have been produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) Court at Barasat and three of them have been remanded to two-day police custody.According to police, on Tuesday night sleuths got a tip-off that some people are involved in betting on the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Acting on the information Detective Department of Bidhannagar Police and Baguiati Police station conducted a joint raid at a flat of the AWHO Housing complex at Tegharia. Sleuths found eight persons were betting over the said match. They could not produce any valid license for running such business. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaImmediately, all of them have been rounded up and taken to police station. Later, it was found that the prime accused in the racket identified as Raju Khandelwal had rented the flat to run the racket. During the search, sleuths seized huge numbers of mobile phones, laptops and other devices which were being used for the accused person’s gain. Following the seizure all of them have been arrested under sections of the West Bengal Gambling and Prize Competitions Act. Out of eight three persons identified as Raju Khandelwala of Bangur, Pankaj Maru of 136 Jessore Road and Pankaj Chhawcharia of Chawlpatti in Baguati have been taken in to police custody for further investigation.
Haldia (WB): TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu has termed Rahul Gandhi a “good leader who has concerns for the nation” and asserted that unlike 1996, non-BJP parties won’t commit the mistake of keeping the Congress out if such an alliance forms a government at the Centre.In an interview to PTI on the sidelines of a poll meeting in East Midnapore district’s Haldia in support of TMC candidates, he claimed the BJP is on its way out, and batted for a coalition government saying, “It’s better to have checks and balances.” On the contentious issue of prime ministerial candidate of a non-BJP front, Naidu, who has been rallying regional parties to form such a coalition, said the constituents “will reach a consensus after tallying the number of seats each party gets”. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become desperate on realising that he is losing the Lok Sabha elections. “There is anti-incumbency. PM Modi tried his best, but he has no achievement. Because of that, he started talking about Pulwama (terror attack) and (Balakot) air strikes. In every meeting he is accusing and abusing opposition leaders,” the incumbent chief minister of Andhra Pradesh alleged. “If you go through Modi’s campaign you will see he is getting weaker and more desperate. Earlier also he was weak but he managed the media. He threatened all politicians so that no one raises their voice,” Naidu claimed. On whether a coalition of regional parties will include the Congress in government formation or keep it out if such an opportunity arises, he said, “You cannot have such restrictions. You need the magic figure (272 seats) to form the government. Restrictions will ultimately break the unity.” Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”All of us will sit together and reach a consensus to build the future of this country,” Naidu said. He lauded the Congress president by terming him a good leader, but evaded a direct reply to the question whether Rahul Gandhi’s name could be proposed as prime ministerial candidate, saying if he names someone others might get hurt which will break the opposition unity. “He (Rahul Gandhi) is a good leader. He has concerns for the nation, unlike Narendra Modi, who is hollow and never listens to anybody. Modi tries to rule by threatening others,” the TDP supremo said. Naidu’s comments comes just days after his meeting with Gandhi to discuss the post-poll scenario. The Telugu Desam Party president, who was the convener of the United Front government from 1996-1998, said time the experiment failed because the Congress was kept out of the government.
NEW DELHI: The Central Pollution Control Board has asked the Delhi Jal Board to penalise defaulters indulging in illegal activities leading to release of waste water into the Yamuna and set up a vigilance system to stop such discharge into the river. The CPCB has also sought an action plan and a compliance report from the Delhi Jal Board in the matter by May 20.The CPCB, in its notice to the CEO of the DJB earlier this month, said an inspection by a CPCB team found scattered habitations between Palla to Wazirabad on the flood plain of Yamuna. The team also found the possibility of discharge of waste water of said habitations to the river through temporary arrangements (tankers), it said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Discharge of untreated waste water of these scattered colonies into river Yamuna makes water unfit to meet the primary water quality criteria – bathing quality,” the notice added. During an inspection, the team has identified a drain discharging waste water from scattered habitations into river Yamuna. The team also spotted tankers disposing waste water from the septic tank directly to flood bank of Yamuna river, it said. Following the observations, the CPCB has directed the DJB to plan sewerage management of scattered colonies between Palla to Wazirabad, set up vigilance system to stop such discharges through tankers immediately and penalising defaulters indulging in illegal activities leading to release of waste water into the Yamuna.
The Sacramento Kings fired their head coach, Mike Malone, on Sunday after the team got off to a sub-.500 start this season. If that doesn’t sound earth-shattering, it’s because the Kings have been lousy for a while. They haven’t finished a season above .500 since 2006 and have had seven head coaches (including Malone and his interim replacement, Tyrone Corbin) over that span. Yes, the Kings fired another coach. So what?The Kings’ abrupt decision to fire Malone is a big deal because it flies in the face of what tends to keep coaches employed. In April, FiveThirtyEight’s editor in chief, Nate Silver, looked at NBA coaching dismissals and found a strong relationship between firings and whether the team underperformed the preseason Las Vegas over/under win totals. Win just 41 games with a team expected by Vegas to win 50? There’s a roughly 50 percent chance you’ll get fired after the season. (Sorry!) But win 41 games with a team Vegas expects to win 30? Nate’s model says there’s just an 8.2 percent probability of being canned for that performance.The latter is what Malone was on pace to do. In October, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino listed the Kings’ over/under as 30.5 wins, while the offshore sportsbook Bovada set that number at 29.5 wins. (Our projections also called for 29 wins.) In other words, the Kings were essentially expected to be a 30-win team. And yet Basketball-Reference.com’s playoff forecast projects them to win 41.2 games by the end of the season, based on a combination of their point differential, schedule strength and remaining opponents.(It’s also worth noting that the past nine games of Malone’s Kings tenure were spent without his best player, DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins was having a lights-out season before coming down with viral meningitis in late November. It’s likely the Kings’ win projection would be even stronger had Cousins been active in the team’s most recent games.)Piloting a team with 30-win talent to 41 wins typically earns a head coach job security 92 percent of the time, but that wasn’t enough for Malone. Of course, this eventuality is built into the model, which would be wrong if 8 percent of coaches who exceeded expectations, like Malone, didn’t get the ax. That 8 percent can, in part, be explained by other aspects of a coach’s performance that don’t involve simply winning more than was expected.For instance, the Kings’ brain trust (owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Pete D’Alessandro) reportedly took issue with some of Malone’s stylistic decisions, such as the pace at which the team played and the emphasis on defense over offense. Some have even suggested that Malone’s not having been hand-picked by D’Alessandro hurt his cause substantially.For what it’s worth, I couldn’t find a statistically significant effect for how being hired by a different GM affects coaching dismissal rates. Using Basketball-Reference’s database of NBA executives, I looked at everyone who was an NBA coach (but not in a dual role as GM and coach) to begin a season since 1985-86, setting up a regression to predict whether someone would be fired before the following season began. As Nate found in his research, wins against expectation (in this case, set using a regressed-to-the-mean version of the team’s Pythagorean record from the previous season) was a highly significant predictor of employment. But a dummy variable for whether the team’s current GM was the same GM who originally hired the coach was nowhere near significant.In any event, Malone’s firing was nothing if not an outlier, according to the metrics that tend to predict whether a coach will hold onto his job. It goes to prove that, in the NBA, no job is truly safe.