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Leading Aberdeen Accountancy Firm Makes Charity Donation

By on June 16, 2021

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Leading Aberdeen Accountancy Firm Makes Charity Donation Tagged with: corporate Scotland Leading Aberdeen accountancy firm Fyfe Moir and Associates has handed over more than £6,000 to charity.The Queens Road-based firm, headed by Westhill residents Alan Moir and Graham Fyfe, held a race night in aid of the Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters (SASLI) at the Ashdale Hall in Westhill earlier this year and raised the grand total of £6465.23.In September, SASLI will host the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (EFSLI) conference in Glasgow. The money raised at the Fyfe Moir and Associates event will allow subsidised travel for delegates from countries where interpreters may be disadvantaged, enabling them to attend the conference and enjoy support and fellowship from their European peers.The fun night was compered by local comedy favourite Patrice and included a full programme of races, stovies, a bar, a raffle and an auction.Alan Moir said: “We were delighted with the success of the race night and we hope that this contribution will help delegates who might not otherwise be able to attend the September conference in Glasgow.”Fyfe Moir and Associates is located at 58 Queens Road, Aberdeen. For further information visit www.fyfemoirassociates.com or call (01224) 208729.  53 total views,  1 views today 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 | 5 July 2010 | Newslast_img read more

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Ireland Funds aim to raise $1 million a month during 2013

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first_img The Ireland Funds has launched a new fundraising campaign which aims to raise $1 million a month up to the end of 2013.The campaign is part of the ‘Promising Ireland’ fundraising initiative which earlier this year announced that it would increase its target from $100 to $140 million. The “Small Grants, Big Difference” campaign is inviting Irish individuals and businesses to donate in support of a wide range of causes such as disadvantaged youth, mental health, education, the elderly, peace and reconciliation and the effects of the recession.The fundraising campaign in Ireland has pledges of support from the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec) and The Irish Times. The Ireland Funds is particularly targeting donations of between €2,500 and €20,000. Advertisement 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.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Ireland Funds chairman Hugo MacNeill told the Irish Times that at a time of great need for both resources and solidarity, the fund could match donors to projects that can make a real difference.”This initiative enables businesses and people in Ireland to play a positive role in rebuilding our communities and our country,” Mr MacNeill said.Kevin O’Sullivan, editor of The Irish Times, said the newspaper would seek to highlight many of the significant projects helped by donors to the fund.www.theirelandfunds.org Ireland Funds aim to raise $1 million a month during 2013 Howard Lake | 19 December 2012 | Newslast_img read more

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Google announces shortlist for UK

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first_img Pennies: electronic donation box for charities MAKlab: micromanufacturing for young entrepreneurs CDI Apps for Good: app development training for UK children Integrity Action: accountability tool for development vInspired: microwork platform for unemployed youth SolarAid: solar lights for off-grid communities Zoological Society of London: digital eyes and ears for wildlife protection Age UK: digital connections for older people War Child: mapping sexual violence for child safety Amnesty International: mobile alert system for activistsThere will be four winners, one of which will be selected by public vote. Voting is open until 31 May 2013.  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sir Tim Berners-Lee, judge and inventor of the World Wide Web, commented: “The Web’s contribution to economic progress has been much celebrated, but I believe that we are only scratching the surface of its potential to solve social and political problems. On behalf of the World Wide Web Foundation, I’m delighted to join Google in this exciting and innovative initiative.” 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. Google announces shortlist for UK Advertisement Google has announced the 10 UK charities that have been shortlisted in its £500,000 Global Impact Challenge. This aims to find and support charities using technology to help solve the world’s toughest problems.The shortlist is: Howard Lake | 25 May 2013 | Newslast_img read more

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Partnership to promote philanthropy in N Ireland

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first_img  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Northern Ireland  101 total views,  1 views today Advertisement 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. Belfast Charitable Society and Giving NI have formed a partnership to promote philanthropy in Northern Ireland.The partnership was created to help Belfast Charitable Society (BCS) continue to influence how philanthropy is delivered in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The Society has a 265-year history and mission of charitable work and philanthropy.BCS said it sought to work with another organisation which is at the forefront of philanthropy today and Giving NI was the perfect match.A spokesperson said: “Giving NI’s mission, goals and activities enabled a partnership which could link into current thought and research on philanthropy and immediately hook into what was happening on the ground.”BCS said it also wanted to work collaboratively to build a more robust infrastructure of philanthropy in the sector.IoF NI Annual ConferenceIn revealing the partnership BCS announced their support for the Institute of Fundraising NI Annual Conference on Thursday 9th November 2017 in the Crowne Plaza in Belfast. The conference is designed to inspire and motivate fundraisers to generate more income for their causes.  The theme this year is “Happy Donors Can Change The World” and to that end they have invited some of the best local and national fundraising motivators. center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Partnership to promote philanthropy in N Ireland Howard Lake | 7 November 2017 | Newslast_img read more

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TCU A Cappella groups take on semifinals in Los Angeles

By on June 13, 2021

first_imgLove it or hate it, TCU Alert is meant to keep you safe Facebook ReddIt Yoga practicing families become a part of FW film history printTwo TCU a cappella groups spent part of their spring break performing at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.The ICAA is an annual event recognizing the art of student groups who sing without the accompaniment of instruments.But there is a lot more to it than a lack of instruments.From specialized choreography to the precise arrangement of their songs, a cappella groups dedicate a lot of time, effort and money to make their way.That is the case for License to Trill, TCU’s mixed a cappella group, and The Horned Tones, TCU’s all male a cappella group.Photo courtesy of License To TrillPhoto courtesy of the Horned Tones      Back in February, the ICAA quarterfinals for the Southeast region were held in San Antonio.These two TCU a cappella groups made their voices known and qualified for the semifinal round after their success at the quarterfinals.License to Trill and The Horned Tones made their way to the University Of California Los Angeles for the 2017 ICAA Southwest semifinal round.From rehearsals on campus, to the big stage in Los Angeles, these groups had to find a way to raise the funds to make it to the semi final competition.They utilized the fundraising platform GoFundMe.“We couldn’t be here without GoFundMe,” said Raymond Shideler, the president of The Horned Tones. “We had a lot of people who really needed the help.”License to Trill placed incentives on their fundraising efforts, offering rewards to donors depending on the amount given.These rewards ranged from a thank you video, to a private concert from the group.“We never had imagined that we would receive the support that we did,” said Sophie Bougeois, soprano for License to Trill.  “We just had to put a really good face to the group and just always be on our A game.”With the funds to get there, the Ensemble groups readied their 12 minute sets and took the big stage.License to Trill performed first and sang their mashup of songs.The Horned Tones performed later on in the show with parts of their arrangement receiving cheers and laughs from the audience.After the performances were over, the judges went backstage to decide the winner.With a final decision made, neither TCU a cappella groups advanced to the next round in New York City.While License to Trill and The Horned Tones traveled to Los Angeles with the hopes of qualifying for the next round, they made it clear that this journey has been about more than just winning.“There originally were 400 groups when we started off,” Shideler said.  “Just the fact that we made it this far is an incredible step for TCU a cappella.”For now, License to Trill and The Horned Tones will continue to practice, plan and perform, all in preparation for the chance to qualify again next season.“We are the real deal,”  Shideler said. “This is both of our groups’ first time at semifinals and it’s definitely not going to be our last.” Luke Morand Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Linkedin Nursing student adopts missing dog; returns her to owners Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Linkedin ReddIt + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Incoming first-year students connect through video app Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleiPhone scammer on campusNext article“Power Rangers” is a mighty good time Luke Morand RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Newcomer Dan Henry Leads Pasadena-Based Green Dot Into Its Next Chapter

By on June 12, 2021

first_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Newcomer Dan Henry Leads Pasadena-Based Green Dot Into Its Next Chapter By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 1:32 pm Subscribe 59 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Dan Henry, Green Dot’s Chief Executive Officer and President. (Photo: Business Wire)Dan Henry, the new CEO and President of Pasadena-based financial technology and bank holding company Green Dot Corporation, said the company will shift to a strategy of relying more on its banking service and less on promoting its traditional products to increase profits, a report in the banking and financial services publication American Banker said.Henry came on board in March to “lead Green Dot into its next chapter,” as former CEO William I. Jacobs said.Jacobs formerly served as interim CEO and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.At Green Dot’s first-quarter earnings call Monday, Henry said Green Dot has traditionally launched a new product every year, and then promoted that product. He indicated he wants to reduce marketing spending and instead offer a more consistent product set through its bank subsidiary that customers could use for a longer period of time.“I think what you’re going to see is kind of a philosophical change in the approach in terms of consumer marketing,” Henry said.In the call, Henry said he has been spending the past few weeks since coming on board speaking with the company’s leadership, although most of the engagements have been virtual due to work-from-home requirements.He said he and the leadership team have been working aggressively to eliminate unnecessary expenses, and so far have reduced planned SG&A (selling, general and administrative) expense by close to $30 million for the remainder of the year.“These reductions in expenses will not impact our ability to serve our partners and customers more while we expense reduction hinder our future growth,” Henry said. “Consequently, when we all emerge from this current economic situation, Green Dot will be a leaner, more efficient operation.”Henry made sure Green Dot is not selling its banking subsidiary, Green Dot Bank – also called GoBank and Bonneville Bank – and instead use the asset more to help boost profits.“The intention is to be focused on delivering a consumer banking product that will create lasting value for the mass market consumer in this country,” he said. “We will take full advantage of our bank charter, retail distribution and direct-to-consumer capabilities. I believe the reason we are seeing such an abundance of so-called challenger banks pop up is because both NetSpend and Green Dot squandered their advantages in this space over the past five years. We will be working hard in the coming years to regain that lost ground.”During the call, Green Dot reported first-quarter net income of $46.8 million, down from $64 million in the same period last year. Henry said the company was fortunate to have banked the first quarter before the COVID-19 emergency hit the economy.Green Dot shares have climbed by more than 50 percent since March when Henry was announced to be coming on board as CEO. Early Tuesday, they were trading at $35 per share, up about 14 percent from Monday’s closing, American Banker said in the report. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

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Incenter Acquires Interactive Mortgage Advisors

By on May 31, 2021

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles in Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Blackstone Incenter Interactive Mortgage Advisors 2016-02-12 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Incenter Acquires Interactive Mortgage Advisors Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Van Ness Law Firm Opens New Downtown Miami Location Next: How Much of Rising Household Debt is Mortgage-Related? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Blackstone Incenter Interactive Mortgage Advisors Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Featured / Incenter Acquires Interactive Mortgage Advisors Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 12, 2016 2,340 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily Incenter, a Blackstone portfolio company headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Interactive Mortgage Advisors, LLC (IMA).IMA’s continued focus will be on mortgage servicing rights (MSR) brokerage and independent asset valuation, as part of Incenter’s Secondary Market Platform. The platform provides advisory services to financial services companies; services provided include hedge advisory services, best execution analysis, MSR valuation and sales, pricing model development and management, dynamic reporting and analysis, direct to investor whole loan trading, and securitization and product development.“The union with Incenter is a game changer for our clients as it allows them to benefit from a broader array of service and product offerings, including additional secondary markets services, world class analytics and access to capital,” said Thomas M. Piercy, Managing Director for Interactive Mortgage Advisors.The acquisition is expected to close by March 31, 2016.“With the acquisition of Interactive Mortgage Advisors, Incenter adds a key set of services and capabilities that will enhance our ability to service the needs of our clients. We are delighted to add such a high caliber team that will continue to be led by Managing Directors Tom Piercy and Chris John,” said Nicholas Smith, Incenter’s President. Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agolast_img read more

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Council meeting to discuss future of Lough Swilly Ferry

By on May 27, 2021

first_img Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Facebook Google+ By News Highland – September 21, 2012 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Twitter Council meeting to discuss future of Lough Swilly Ferrycenter_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Buncrana Town Council will hold a workshop with county councillors from Inishowen and Letterkenny in the coming weeks to consider the future of the Lough Swilly Ferry linking Buncrana and Rathmullan.In a submission to Buncrana Town Council last evening, a County Council Official told members that the Swilly service, which ran on a reduced basis this year, cost the councils €700 a day.The county council providing €40,000 and the town council €15,000. It has now ended for the year, with no clarity yet on what will happen next year.Michael Mc Garvey is a senior Development Officer with the county council, he says there are significant discussions to take place in the weeks and months ahead:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/mmg830FERRY.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Previous articleDerry’s Culture Night events to go ahead despite security alertNext articleSocial welfare payments now linked to Household charge? News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

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Lukoil and Nizhny Novgorod region develop cooperation

By on May 7, 2021

first_imgThe parties have discussed the progress of major investment projects of the Company in the region Nizhny Novgorod President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov had a meeting with the Envoy of the Russian Federation President to the Volga Federal District Igor Komarov and Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Gleb Nikitin.The parties have discussed the progress of major investment projects of the Company in the region, in particular, construction of the residue conversion complex and the planned construction of the polypropylene production complex. The new projects once executed will make a noticeable contribution to strengthening the region’s industrial potential and improving its investment climate.Based on the Cooperation Agreement concluded between the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and LUKOIL the Company will continue providing its support to charity projects in the region.During his working visit to Nizhny Novgorod Vagit Alekperov also visited the construction site of the residue conversion complex at LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez refinery (wholly-owned subsidiary of PJSC LUKOIL). Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Travel ban for Oxford conference attendees

By on May 3, 2021

first_imgTwo groups of students from North Africa were prevented from traveling to the UK last week after attempting to make their way to an Oxford-based conference on conflict resolution.Six students from Laâyoune, a city inside the disputed territory of Western Sahara, were told they could not board their flights from the Agadir airport in Morocco on Wednesday 5th August. The students then mounted a hunger strike in protest against the Moroccan authorities and refused to leave the airport.In a video seen by the organisers and participants of the conference, the students describe how after 30 hours they were forcibly removed from the airport and driven in a police convoy back to Laâyoune. The students were then reportedly beaten in three different locations, including the home of one of the six.Amnesty International has expressed concern for the safety of the students, and has written to the Moroccan Interior Minister requesting that the ban on travel be lifted immediately for those attempting to attend the conference. Amnesty has thus far received no response from the Moroccan authorities.Seven Moroccan students on their way to the conference were also unable to board their flight to London Stansted. The Moroccan embassy has informed the organisers of the conference that‘family problems’ meant the students would be unable to attend.The territory of Western Sahara is disputed between Morocco, which has occupied much of the area since 1975, and the Polisario, an indigenous resistance movement. An estimated 170,000 from the region currently live in refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, many separated from their families and reliant on handouts for subsistence.The conference, organised by Talk Together, is currently being held in St Edward’s school, Oxford, with the intention of introducing young people from both sides of the conflict to encourage communication, consider different perspectives on the situation and to learn conflict resolution skills such as negotiation and team building.Andrew Brown, co-ordinator of the conference, confirmed reports that the students had not reached the UK, adding that members of both groups had been heard from since last week. The group of Sahrawi students from Laâyoune had previously informed the organisers that they had been identified by the police when applying for British visas, yet “there was never any indication that they would be prevented from traveling, or that they would be stopped by the police,” said Brown. Several Moroccan students have managed to attend the event, however Brown points out that these are all “Moroccans who are not currently residential in Morocco”.This is the first conference of its type organised by Talk Together, and preparations have spanned four years. The event is funded by several sources, including an EU grant. The conference is due to run until the 18th August.last_img read more

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