Don’t leave ‘philanthropic journeys to chance’

first_img Howard Lake | 17 June 2014 | News Barriers to volunteers1 Nothing to offer people whose professional success fails to provide reassurance that they have anything useful to offer a charity.2 Nothing to gain people who struggles to see how helping good causes can help their career.3 Analysis Paralysis people whose concern to find the ‘right’ cause to help in the ‘right’ way has stopped them making any substantive giving decisions.4 Burnt Fingers people whose previous experience of donating and volunteering has failed to meet their expectations of making a substantive difference.5 Too busy at work people whose long hours at work leave them unable to get more involved with good causes.6 Too busy at home people whose commitments at home hold them back from making a bigger voluntary contribution. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Don’t leave ‘philanthropic journeys to chance’ Providing a formal structure to people’s ‘philanthropic journeys’ increases their willingness to making a four-figure donation by more than 50 per cent.Research conducted with 227 ‘senior business people’ by Dr Beth Breeze at the Kent University’s Centre for Philanthropy found that 27 per cent had made donations of more than £1,000 before starting “structured volunteering placements” through Pilotlight. This is already more than four times the national average of six per cent who have made such large donations.However following their volunteering stints – which lasted from six months to more than three years – the percentage of people who said they would have made a four-figure donation within the next 10 years had risen to 41 per cent.Pilotlight volunteers also said they were more likely to fundraise for charities after they completed their placements (23 per cent had done so before starting their placement, but 35 per cent said they would be doing so 10 years from now). They were also enthusiastic about continuing to volunteer as trustees and in other roles.However providing more structured support for volunteers decreases their likelihood for regular monthly giving – 62 per did this before starting their placements but only 58 per cent thought they would be doing this in 2023.Structured placements also changed volunteers’ attitudes towards charities and fundraising, with 59 per cent saying they now took “greater care” in choosing which charities to support and 38 per cent stating that seeing how charities operate first-hand had made them “more inclined” to donate. More than a third said they donate more to charity than before they joined Pilotlight.“If realised, these behavioral changes over the coming decade should bring significant benefits to the charity sector,” the report – Philanthropic Journeys: new insights into the triggers
and barriers for long-term giving and volunteering – says.[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]The role of philanthropy in modern society has become too important to be left to chance[/quote]To bring this about, Dr Breeze’s report argues that ‘philanthropic journeys’ – an individual’s lifetime contribution of “time, talent and treasure” – need to be formally planned and structured with “skills-based and time-limited involvement” to overcome the barriers to volunteering identified the report (see box). Yet the current situation is that people often embark on their philanthropic journey by chance, “without any help to identify the best way to get involved or the most appropriate organisation to get involved with”.Model 1 and model 2 – click to enlarge tables“The role of philanthropy in modern society has become too important to be left to chance,” Dr Breeze argues in the report.“It is therefore time for government, charities, employers and individuals to take a more pro-active, enabling approach so that more people can start and complete the philanthropic journeys that will bring benefits to themselves and our wider society.“There is a clear role for policymakers and practitioners in kickstarting and continuing these philanthropic journeys.”last_img read more

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Government threatens loss of funding to Oxfam over sex worker claims

first_imgNCVO’s Karl Wilding blogged with his analysis of the situation and dismissed these suggestions. He said: “Is the reporting an ideological attack, even if only in terms of the timing? I very much doubt it. More likely is that this story follows other stories on abuse.”  237 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 12 February 2018 | News Tagged with: DfID UK Aid Match ethics Funding Oxfam statutory funding The Charity Commission has asked Oxfam for more details. A spokesman said “Our approach to this matter would have been different had the full details reported been disclosed to us at the time”.Oxfam’s senior staff have met with the International Development Secretary this morning to discuss the allegations and provide further details. Further allegationsThe story continues to dominate headlines today, with claims in The Times by Priti Patel MP, who ran the Department for International Development until last November, had raised concerns about other sexual abuse within the overseas aid sector but that these had not been followed up by officials.  She claimed “predatory paedophiles” had infiltrated charities.The Observer yesterday reported claims that Oxfam workers in Chad had also used sex workers in 2006. Roland van Hauwermeiren was country director in Chad at that time.Other charities have also been named in the developing story: The Times, however, revived the story on Friday and Saturday, adding allegations that Oxfam:“covered up the scandal in Haiti”“failed to warn aid agencies about [the] staff… allowing them to take jobs among vulnerable people in other disaster zones”had not provided a full disclosure to the Charity Commission at the timeOxfam has denied any cover-up. Dame Barbara Stocking, CEO of Oxfam in 2011, also told the BBC “we didn’t hide anything”, adding that she had acted in a transparent manner. Haiti’s responseBocchit Edmond, Haiti’s ambassador in London, has criticised Oxfam for not sharing its findings with the Haitian authorities and called for it to apologise. He said: “I think Oxfam should look into itself deeply if they want to rebuild that trust they had.”  238 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has warned Oxfam that it could lose government funding over the allegations that some of the charity’s staff used sex workers in Haiti in 2011.Criticising the charity for failing in its “moral leadership”, she told Andrew Marr on BBC TV that the no charity could be a government partner if it did not “have the moral leadership to do the right thing”. Oxfam received nearly £32 million in overseas aid funding from the UK government in the last financial year.The claims resulted in four people being sacked and three resigning. Oxfam’s country director Roland van Hauwermeiren was one of those who resigned “after admitting having prostitutes visit his Oxfam villa” according to The Times. Oxfam had 230 staff in Haiti at the time, following the earthquake which had killed 22,000 people.Oxfam, which had worked in Haiti since 1978, announced its investigation on 5 August 2011 – the BBC reported on it – and on 5 September announced its outcome. The government’s focus on criticising and investigating overseas aid charities also risks skewing the focus on how abusers might target any charity or organisation where they gain access to vulnerable people, including those in the UK. Third Sector reported on one such case.Indeed, Oxfam has long been active on developing policies and practice around accountability and transparency. The need for focus and action in this area was highlighted by the Charity Commission which as recently as December 2017 called for greater attention by charities on the issue of safeguarding. Why did it take nearly seven years for this scandal to become front page news, despite Oxfam’s efforts at transparency? Oxfam’s approach to social justice and poverty includes speaking truth to power. Just last month it highlighted wealth disparities as part of the Davos meeting.  BOND, the UK network for organisations working in international development, added its comments on the reports. It stated that the actions reported were “completely deplorable and contrary to the values and high standards the development and humanitarian sector is rightly expected to adhere to.”At the same time it argued: “we cannot allow the actions of a few to undermine the incredible work charities do to provide shelter, food and healthcare in some of the most difficult environments in the world, and often at desperate times for the world’s poorest people. These organisations are often the only lifeline for people facing conflict, climate change and extreme poverty.” Save the Children’s Chief Executive, Kevin Watkins, has also announced that the charity, will be reviewing its safeguarding procedures. It stated: “After the investigation in 2011 we carried out a thorough review of the case, which resulted in the creation of our dedicated safeguarding team, a confidential ‘whistleblowing’ hotline and safeguarding contact point within countries as part of a package of measures to ensure that we do all we can to protect our staff, prevent sexual abuse and misconduct happening in the first place, and improve how we handle any allegations.”In 2011 the charity’s code of conduct prohibited sex with beneficiaries and anyone under 18. That was subsequently expanded to state: “I will also not exchange money, offers of employment, employment, goods or services for sex or sexual favours.”Caroline Thomson, the charity’s chair of trustees, yesterday announced new measures that the charity was taking to enhance further safeguarding within Oxfam.center_img But the questions raised by the scandal go beyond just charities. The Charity Commission and DFiD are being called on by some to justify their actions or lack of them.  Supporters’ responseThe Times’ report has generated international criticism of Oxfam for its handling of the scandal. The impact on supporters and their willingness to continue supporting the charity is yet to be seen.James Daunt, MD of corporate partner Waterstones, said “I expect Oxfam to give a full and frank explanation, and if there is something to apologise for, to apologise.”Others gave more forthright support for the charity and the values that these individuals have traduced. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, tweeted: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The Guardian is asking for Oxfam supporters’ reactions to the allegations. Another context for The Times’ Oxfam story? Other supporters reaffirmed their support: It answered criticisms over reporting the allegations to Haitian police, stating: “The legal advice we received in Haiti was that given the nature of the allegations, especially with the continued upheaval and chaos post the earthquake, it was extremely unlikely that reporting these incidents to the police would lead to any action being taken.”It added that “Oxfam Trustees, the Charity Commission and DFID, as well as other major donors of our Haiti work including the EU, WHO and UN agencies, were kept informed of the investigation and its outcome.” It also reported that “the Charity Commission confirmed that Oxfam had taken appropriate action and that it therefore had “no regulatory concerns”.”On Saturday the charity explained the actions it took following its 2011 inquiry. “Sensational press”The reference to a sensational press was one of various attempts to put the coverage and the government’s reaction to it in a broader context.The UK spends £13 billion a year on overseas aid, and is committed to contributing 0.7% of its gross national income on this work.The overseas aid budget is criticised by various political groups, particularly so against the background of Brexit and continuing austerity.Indeed, The Times’ first front page story on the Oxfam scandal appeared on the same day that The Daily Express’ front page called for overseas aid to be slashed. MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was depicted handing in a petition to 10 Downing Street asking the government to “stop the foreign aid madness”. Save the Children’s Chief Executive Kevin Watkins also puts the criticisms of Oxfam’s response in a broader context.He blogged: “The issues raised by the Haiti episode fit a broader pattern. Our societies have a systemic problem associated with male abuse of power. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are symptoms of a wider disease that has invaded our institutions – from schools, churches, broadcasters to political parties. Now the spotlight is on the aid sector.”Protecting children is the most important thing we do Government threatens loss of funding to Oxfam over sex worker claims [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUmaOquPfew[/youtube]  Oxfam’s responseOxfam’s current CEO Mark Goldring denied that it had covered up the allegations or its inquiry. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We were very open with the public that we were ashamed of the behaviour of our staff. We still are.”He acknowledged that with hindsight “I would much prefer that we had talked about sexual misconduct.”Oxfam’s first statement on the allegations, on Friday, stated: “The behaviour of some members of Oxfam staff uncovered in Haiti in 2011 was totally unacceptable, contrary to our values and the high standards we expect of our staff.“Our primary aim was always to root out and take action against those involved and we publicly announced, including to media, both the investigation and the action we took as a result.”last_img read more

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Today marks the 17th anniversary of the Omagh bombing

first_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Today marks 17 years since the Omagh bomb struck in County Tyrone, killing 29 people, one of them woman pregnant with twins.The attack was the single biggest atrocity to take place during the troubles in the North.Almost two decades on – no one has yet been criminally convicted for the bombing, with a number of relatives maintaining their campaign for a cross border public inquiry.However, today the focus is on private commemorations as the bereaved families in Tyrone, Donegal and Spain remember their loved ones. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – August 15, 2015 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleSmoking ban in playgrounds is being observed – HSENext articleMcIlroy with work to do at PGA admin center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Today marks the 17th anniversary of the Omagh bombing 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

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Non Joining Duty (NJD) Vacancy Can’t Be Filled From Expired PSC Rank List If It’s Reported After List Expiry : SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesNon Joining Duty (NJD) Vacancy Can’t Be Filled From Expired PSC Rank List If It’s Reported After List Expiry : SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 April 2020 11:46 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held that Public Service Commission cannot advise any candidate to a Non-Joining Duty (NJD) vacancy from an expired rank list, if such vacancy was reported after the expiry of the rank list.Holding thus in the case Aneesh Kumar vs State of Kerala and others, a bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari upheld the decision of a Full Bench of the High…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?LoginThe Supreme Court has held that Public Service Commission cannot advise any candidate to a Non-Joining Duty (NJD) vacancy from an expired rank list, if such vacancy was reported after the expiry of the rank list.Holding thus in the case Aneesh Kumar vs State of Kerala and others, a bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari upheld the decision of a Full Bench of the High Court of Kerala.The appellants before the SC sought appointment against 93 NJD vacancies reported to the Kerala Public Service Commission (for short, “the KPSC”) on July 12, 2016 relating to the post of Sub Inspector of Police (Trainee). They were included in the rank list published on September 11, 2013. The PSC rejected their demand on the ground the list of 2013 had expired before the stated vacancies came to be reported.Challenging the rejection by PSC, they moved the Kerala Administrative Tribunal. They pointed out that that the list published in 2013 had got embroiled in a litigation with respect to reduction of cut-off marks for reserved categories, and the same attained finality only In October 2015, when the SC disposed of the SLPs. Therefore, the case advanced by the appellants, in essence, was that the appointments were not effected from the list due to the interim orders of the court, and hence they should not be put to prejudice because of those acts of the courts.The KAT dismissed the applications, and said that the NJD vacancies will have to be reported from the second rank list published in 2015.Reference to larger bench by HCChallenging the KAT order, the parties approached the High Court. The Division Bench observed that the first Ranked List was in operation only for 85 days (till 5.12.2013 ­ due to an interim order passed by the Tribunal) and that there remained a total period of 280 days for completion of the duration of the same after 13.10.2015 in accordance with the respective Rules. Thus, it held that the list expired only on July 19, 2016.It concluded by observing that the 93 NJD vacancies reported on July 12, 2016,  should be filled up by the candidates empanelled in the first list. However, the DB noted that a 1977 decision by a coordinate bench in the case Kerala Public Service Commission vs. Dr. Kesavankutty Nair & Ors had held that the maxim “actus curiae neminem gravabit” (act of court shall prejudice none) was held to be not applicable to decide the life of a Ranked List.Doubting this dictum, the DB referred the case to a Full Bench.Full Bench decisionA 3-judge bench comprising Justices P R Ramachandra Menon, Devan Ramachandran and N Anil Kumar answered the reference in the case Unnikrishnan Nair vs State of Kerala and others, holding that the appellants were not entitled to be advised against the NJD vacancies.The Full Bench disagreed with the preliminary observations of the DB, and said that the principle “”actus curiae neminem gravabit” was not attracted to the case, as the interim orders of the courts in the previous litigation did not interdict the reporting of the vacancies in any manner. The interim orders were mere “status quo” orders with respect to those who had taken appointment as per the first list during the period of earlier litigation.The FB also observed that no candidate can claim a legally enforceable right to be appointed to a particular post merely on the strength of his/her inclusion in the rank list published by the Public Service Commission.Based on Rules 13 and 14 of the Kerala Public Service Commission Rules of Procedure, 1976, the FB also concluded that the first list had expired before the reporting of the NJD vacancies.SC conclusionAgreeing with the view taken by the FB , the SC observed :”it is well established that the Commission (KPSC) cannot advise any candidate after the expiry of a Ranked List, even to an NJD vacancy, if such vacancies are reported after the expiry of the list in question. We agree with this opinion of the Full Bench”.The NJD vacancies reported after the expiry of the first list must be filled up from the subsequent lists, ordered the Court.”Considering the indisputable facts and unexceptionable finding recorded by the Full Bench which commends to us, it must follow that the appellants were not entitled to base their claim in reference to the first Ranked List (RL­I), which had ceased to exist on 1.6.2016, by filing writ petition(s) on 12.10.2017 for the stated reliefs. As the first Ranked List (RL­I), in law, ceased to exist from 1.6.2016, no relief could be granted to the appellants and the principles of “actus curiae neminem gravabit and lex non cogit ad impossibilia” will be of no avail, as it was not a case of any prejudice caused to the appellants on account of Court order as such”, the bench said in conclusion.Case DetailsTitle : Aneesh Kumar VS and others vs State of Kerala and othersCase No : Civil Appeal No 2368/2020Coram : Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh MaheshwariClick here to download judgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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DCSDC to transform former guardhouse at Ebrington into offices

first_img DCSDC to transform former guardhouse at Ebrington into offices Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 9, 2021 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry City and Strabane District Council has approved plans to transform the former guardhouse and jail at Ebrington into offices.The Chair of the Council’s Planning Committee says the proposal is important in enhancing and regenerating the building that is significant to the built heritage of the area.Michaela Clarke has more:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/micsat1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Previous articleCouncillor believes people are forced into homelessness in DonegalNext articleGardai seize an estimated €105,000 of suspected cocaine in Lifford News Highland last_img read more

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North Dakota’s Native American tribes scrambling to print new IDs ahead of midterm elections

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TURTLE MOUNTAIN, N.D.) — Tribal leaders in North Dakota have scrambled to print at least 3,500 new tribal IDs for Native Americans living on reservations in North Dakota in response to the state’s new voter ID law, the effects of which will be seen across the state for the first time on Tuesday.A federal judge recently denied the tribes’ request for a temporary restraining order to stop the new voter ID law, which requires North Dakotans to provide a state or tribal ID with a residential address in order to vote – a challenge for thousands of Native Americans living in rural communities on or near reservations — from going into effect before Nov. 6.Though the law has been debated in various courtrooms for about two years, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed an earlier ruling that sided with the state to stay in October. Since then, the tribes have had to scramble to print thousands of new IDs with street addresses.Throughout Monday in Turtle Mountain, North Dakota’s most populous reservation, a steady stream of people made their way to the table to be registered and photographed. As of Monday afternoon, the number of IDs issued in Turtle Mountain alone had nearly doubled since Saturday, with 2,000 new tribal IDs issued to include physical addresses, according to Jamie Azure, Chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa.Despite the effort, advocates for the tribes told ABC News they remain unsatisfied with the guidance on the issue coming from North Dakota’s secretary of state.North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger told ABC News on Friday that Native Americans with newly issued tribal IDs with street addresses would be able to vote, but he didn’t directly address the concerns of the lawyers, instead suggesting voters “talk to local officials” and said poll workers would “most likely” will accept the IDs.On Monday, Jaeger responded to a letter sent Saturday by lawyers on behalf of the tribes, citing confusion and uneven application of the law and asking him to issue guidance to county auditors by noon “to prevent further violations of law.”Jaeger’s letter stated that the groups’ concerns “will be considered” and that his office “conducted training for county election officials and continues to communicate with them regularly to ensure that North Dakota election law is uniformly and correctly applied.”But the tribes’ attorney Danielle Lang told ABC News the letter “did not allay any of our concerns” and “doesn’t explain anything.”Native American voters could prove to be an important part of North Dakota’s election, with more than 9,000 voter aged tribal members in Turtle Mountain alone. The new law comes amidst a closely-watched Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer.In 2012, Heitkamp won the election by just 2,936 votes – but won handily in the counties with the largest population of Native Americans.Heitkamp’s campaign plans to have attorneys at almost every polling precinct on each of North Dakota’s reservations on Election Day, ready to call the county auditor if any voters are turned away, according to Ryan Stroschein, a coordinator on the campaign who’s been working with Native American voters.Heitkamp’s campaign plans to keep in touch with any Native American voter who’s issued a set-aside ballot so they can follow up on their vote, but the campaign has no plan to engage in any lawsuits, Stroschein said.Speaking at a Senate debate, her opponent Cramer said that voting in North Dakota is “the easiest of anywhere in the country.” He added that the voter ID law is fair and that Heitkamp was playing “identity politics.”“The standard is the same for all people, regardless of race, creed or color,” he said.And although turnout is normally low on reservations, Azure believes this year’s midterm elections will be a record turnout because the tribes have united against those who he says have attempted to suppress his people’s right to vote.“They have woken a sleeping giant, ” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Quantifying subglacial bed roughness in Antarctica: implications for ice-sheet dynamics and history

first_imgGlaciated landscapes consist of complex assemblages of landforms resulting from ice flow dynamic regimes and ice-sheet history, superimposed over, and in turn modifying, preglacial topography, lithology and geological structure. insights into the formation of glaciated landscapes can, in principle, be obtained by analysing modem ice-sheet beds, but terrain analyses beneath modern ice sheets are restricted by the inaccessibility of the bed. It is, however, possible to quantify roughness, the vertical variation of the subglacial interface with horizontal distance, along two-dimensional images of the bed obtained from radio-echo sounding (RES). Here we collate several case studies from Antarctica, where roughness calculations have been used as a glaciological tool to infer basal processes and ice-sheet history over large (> 500 km(2)) areas. We present two examples from West Antarctica, which demonstrate the utility of bed roughness in determining the presence and extent of subglacial sediments, glacial dynamics and former ice-sheet size. We also present two examples from East Antarctica, which illustrate how roughness provides knowledge of ice-sheet dynamics in the interior and pre-Quaternary ice-sheet histories. In modem ice-sheet settings, characterising bed roughness along RES tracks has the twin advantages of being relatively simple to calculate while producing informative subsurface data, and is especially powerful at furthering understanding when coupled with knowledge of ice flow from field, satellite and modelling investigations. The technique also offers significant potential for the comparison of modern and former ice-sheet terrains, contributing to an improved understanding of the formation and evolution of glaciated landscapes. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Nick Dunning buys second lettings business

first_imgNick Dunning Associates has revealed the purchase of another property business, Adams Property, a single-branch, lettings-only agency in Ealing, West London (pictured, right).Adams Property has been bought largely for its management book, which includes 700 properties in and around Ealing, and its reputation.The company was started up in 1993 and will now be added to the Badger Holdings portfolio, which Nick Dunning Associates acquired in late January this year.Badger Holdings operates the Townends and Regents high street brands which total 26 branches in London, Surrey, Middlesex and Hampshire.Adams Property is a trading name of and shares a registered address and most of the directors, of Middlesex Properties Management, which specialises in buy-to-let portfolio management and was set up in 1989.Badger HoldingsThe Badger Holding acquisition took place soon after Reading-based Nick Dunning Associates was launched, backed by an unnamed private equity investor and staffed by former Countrywide colleagues of Dunning’s.These include Julian Irby, who is the company’s CFO, Matt Hewitt, who is its Commercial Director and Sales Director Graham Harrison.Dunning says his company will acquire 20 lettings-only or focused business a year for the next five years in a bid to become a “new scale player” in the property market.“After only twelve weeks as part of Nick Dunning Associates, we are delighted that this acquisition will significantly increase our portfolio of managed units in Ealing and the surrounding areas,” says Seamus Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Badger Holdings (pictured, left).“We welcome the Adams Property team to our business and we look forward to them growing with us in these exciting times. Adams Property perfectly complements our existing Townends and Regents branches and gives us a further foothold for expansion into other areas where we currently don’t operate.”Commenting on the acquisition Nick Dunning (pictured, right) says:  “We are all very pleased to have completed the acquisition of Adams Property and see this as the first of many for Badger Holdings as we look to expand the network significantly this year.”Nick says his firm is actively looking to acquire lettings focused agencies across the UK and is open to working with “established management teams who are prepared to stay with their business post acquisition and share in its continued growth”.nick dunning Adams property badger holdings Seamus Kavanagh June 14, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Nick Dunning buys second lettings business previous nextAgencies & PeopleNick Dunning buys second lettings businessEaling-based Adams Property will be added to Badger Holdings portfolio.Nigel Lewis14th June 201701,398 Viewslast_img read more

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Corpus Christi Pimms Meeting

first_imgCorpus Christi’s JCR meeting proved more pleasurable than most at the weekend after being exchanged for Pimms and strawberries in the garden. With only one financial motion, it was decided to put JCR money to good use, buy some alcohol and move proceedings outside. Some members, though, condemned the action as ‘unconstitutional’, evidently preferring to stifle in the grips of debate than enjoy the delights of summer.ARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img

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Friday Beach Update: 57th Street Back Open

first_imgBeachgoers can cross over a pipeline to sit the beach at 57th Street in Ocean City this weekend. Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Friday, Sept. 11Sand starts to cover the 59th Street jetty at the southern terminus of the south end beach replenishment project.PROGRESS: As of Friday at 4 p.m., the rebuilt beach at 57th Street is open — with the trailing edge of the project now just to the south of the 57th Street entrance. The advancing edge of the project area is at the 59th Street jetty, which likely will be buried by Saturday. The beach entrance at 58th Street remains closed. Excavators are shaping the front edge of the dunes essentially to double their width in the area between 57th and 59th Streets.Beaches between 37th Street and 57th Street are now complete. About 1.3 million cubic yards of the project of about 1.5 million cubic yards have now been placed.WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area between 58th Street and 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon reported to City Council on Thursday that sand-pumping operations are expected to be complete by Sept. 21. The contractor will take another five to seven days to remove pipeline and clean up. Dune crossover work is currently taking place between 55th Street and 57th Street. The planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

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