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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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 March 2000 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporate research tools Advertisement UK Fundraising has added three US Web sites for corporate fundraising researchers to its research page. Corporate Research Net sounded promising, but hadn’t been updated since 1998. The Corporate Dirt Archives at the Corporate Accountability Project looked particularly useful for highlighting companies with whom charities might have ethical concerns co-operating. Corporate Watch is the most comprehensive and most regularly updated.Find them all on UK Fundraising’s research page. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Village Bakery gains sustainability award

first_imgWrexham-based Village Bakery has been presented with an environmental and social sustainability award by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW).The award was given in recognition of the business’ work in transforming an industrial estate into a haven for wildlife. Village Bakery has created three new wildlife meadows on its land on Wrexham Industrial Estate, which are helping to save the endangered Grizzled Skipper butterfly and a bee population threatened by a loss of habitat.The bakery also plans to create a nature reserve in six acres of woodland adjoining the bakery, which features broad leaf trees such as oak, ash and willow and is home to tawny owls and greater crested newts.In other sustainability news, the Village Bakery, which has two bakeries on the Wrexham industrial estate and another in Minera, has slashed the use of electricity by 18% by installing more than 1.000 rooftop solar panels. As a result, in summer the bakery is able to run just on solar energy during the majority of daylight hours.CPRW vice-chair Peter Alexander-Fitzgerald said: “The Village Bakery deserves this award for the genuine concern it shows the environment. This organisation respects the landscape that it’s in and actually does something to support it.”If more people could see companies doing this sort of thing, then it would make the country itself more attractive to small and medium-sized businesses and would make the local population more welcoming to industries that have the sensitivity of mind to look after the landscape they are in.”Ashley Dawson, business and sustainability executive at the Village Bakery, said: “It has been a lot of hard work in the past few years concentrating on sustainability. To be recognised by CPRW for our improvements is a great pat on the back for us.“This award will spur us on in our quest to continue improving.”Robin Jones, Village Bakery managing director, added: “It’s a fantastic accolade. The CPRW were very thorough when they came to judge us and looked at the whole of the business from recycling to energy production and reduction.”It’s in our DNA to work in conjunction with the environment and it’s all credit to my dad Alan, the company chairman, because he has worked this way from day one.”In September, Village Bakery announced a £500k investment in a wheat-free bakery.last_img read more

Tourists from Luxembourg, Malta and Austria spend the most on travel to the EU

first_imgTourists from Luxembourg spend the most per trip to the EU, more precisely 811 euros per trip, followed by tourists from Malta (645 euros) and Austria (606 euros).Interestingly, according to Eurostat calculations, tourists from Croatia spend 270 Euros per trip, tourists from Slovenia spend 252 Euros, and the least in the EU tourists from Lithuania and Romania spend 124 Euros per trip. When looking at the average data at the EU level, tourists from the EU spend an average of 335 Euros per trip, according to data for 2016, which he published a few days ago. Eurostat.In 2016, according to Eurostat, the population of the European Union spent a total of around 428 billion euros on tourist trips. Of that, a small majority is spent on trips abroad, more precisely 235 billion euros, while they spent 193 billion euros on domestic trips.The data show that almost half of tourist consumption is still generated locally, while in Croatia this segment is extremely weak. It is domestic guests that should be the first and main base for the development of continental tourism, and the best example of this is Bavaria, where thousands of Germans spend weekends in nature, local food and active tourism.On the other hand, most of 84 percent of this spending went to travel within Europe, or 79 percent to travel within the European Union. Thus, EU citizens like to spend their annual within Europe, so 79% of travel is generated in Europe, 7% in America, 6% in Asia and 5% in other European countries outside the non-EU.Also, when viewed at the level of all EU countries, on average tourists spend 70 Euros per day. According to TOMAS Summer 2017 According to a survey conducted by the Institute of Tourism, the daily consumption in Croatia is 79 Euros. Most of the tourist consumption is logically accounted for by accommodation, a total of 37%, while the cost of travel accounts for 32%, and the rest of 31% for other costs.Read the full research in the attachment / EUROSTST: In 2016 EU residents spent an estimated EUR 428 billion on tourism trips, mostly on trips abroad (55%).last_img read more

Alan Shearer backs Chelsea to beat Arsenal and Manchester United in Premier League top-four race

first_img Comment Arsenal were beaten by Wolves on Wednesday evening (PA Wire)‘That’s how bad Manchester United have fallen – we’re praising them because of their attitude.‘So because of that reason and because Arsenal have got two away games, and they’ve been hopeless away from home, Tottenham are in and probably Chelsea.‘I would expect Man United to win their last two games against Huddersfield and Cardiff but I still don’t think that will be enough.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 6:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link43Shares Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Alan Shearer backs Chelsea to beat Arsenal and Manchester United in Premier League top-four race Alan Shearer is backing Chelsea to finish fourth in the Premier League (Optus Sport)Alan Shearer believes Chelsea will secure a top-four finish alongside Tottenham in the Premier League with Manchester United and Arsenal missing out.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered another setback on Wednesday evening as they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City at Old Trafford.Meanwhile, Arsenal also failed to bounce back after their loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat away to Wolves.With three games remaining, Spurs currently sit third on 70 points, while Chelsea, who drew at home to Burnley on Monday evening, are in fourth spot with 67 points.ADVERTISEMENTAnd Shearer believes United and Arsenal will not have enough to overhaul Spurs or Chelsea, who face Solskjaer’s side on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side were beaten by Man City (AMA/Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementAsked to name the two teams who will make up the final top-four places, Shearer told Optus Sport: ‘Probably Chelsea, only because the lack of form from the others.‘We’re sat here talking about Manchester United and the first thing we talk about tonight [after the defeat to Man City] is: ‘at least they put the effort in’.last_img read more

Giannis powers NBA-best Bucks to win, Lakers rip Spurs

first_img Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks over the New Orleans Pelicans 120-108 on Tuesday. Antetokounmpo hit 12-of-17 from the floor and 9-of-13 free throws while adding six assists, a steal and a blocked shot as the Bucks improved their NBA-best record to 43-7 thanks to a 42-24 scoring edge in the third quarter. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to spark the NBA-leading Bucks over host New Orleans 120-108 “I had a good game but I could get better,” Antetokounmpo said. “Closing down the third quarter, we didn’t do a good job. We got sloppy.” The Greek star still feels the sting of losing to Toronto in last year’s Eastern Conference final and failing to lift the Bucks into their first NBA Finals since 1974, three years after Milwaukee won its only title. That’s why chasing the NBA one-season best record of 73-9 by Golden State is not the Bucks’ major goal. “It’s going to be good if we win 70 games. All that hard work is going to pay off,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s going to be even better if we get better every game and play for the championship.” Brandon Ingram led the host Pelicans with 32 points, while 19-year-old rookie star Zion Williamson had 20 points despite 5-of-19 shooting from the floor with seven rebounds and five assists. “I’m happy he’s going to be out there and help his team win,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s good playing against him. It’s going to be a great duel for a lot of years.” In Los Angeles, the Lakers got 36 points, nine assists and seven rebounds from LeBron James and 18 points from Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma as the hosts rolled over the San Antonio Spurs 129-102. Loading… center_img The Lakers improved the best record in the Western Conference to 38-11, 3 1⁄2 games ahead of the second-place Los Angeles Clippers. James sank five 3-pointers in the first 3 1⁄2 minutes of the fourth quarter to stretch the Lakers’ lead from 87-77 to 108-87 and seal San Antonio’s fate. “LeBron came out and hit five straight threes in 3 1⁄2 minutes, he got the lead for us and closed out the game early,” Davis said. “We just want to come out and make sure we play defense every night.” DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 28 points. NBA scoring leader James Harden, chasing a third consecutive NBA scoring crown, poured in 40 points, passed off 12 assists and grabbed nine rebounds to power the Houston Rockets over visiting Charlotte 125-110. Read Also: WNBA star, “Chiney” Ogwumike storms Nigeria Harden could match the third-longest run of scoring titles in NBA history, behind only the record seven seasons in a row of scoring crowns won by Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. Serbian center Nikola Jokic scored 29 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and passed out nine assists to spark the Denver Nuggets over visiting Portland 127-99. Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 21 points. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Solskjaer: No leaks from my squad

first_img “I have just said I have no reason to doubt any of my player’s professionalism, or honesty, integrity or loyalty. “I have said what I have said, and the rest will come from Mehmet. “I am not talking about Crystal Palace. We’ve got Southampton, and that’s my job to get ready for that game. When you are in a football club, you stick together. That’s the key.” Cardiff captain Steven Caulker added: “We have got to focus on the situation we are in at the moment. Our focus as players is to put things right from last week, really.” It is understood any alleged leak to Palace has not come from within the Cardiff squad. However, Caulker added: “To be honest with you, there have been problems like that all season where certain things have been leaked. “For me, it is frustrating. We need to focus on getting things right on the pitch, not what’s going on off the pitch. “I will be telling the boys that we need to get performances in and get results, not concern ourselves with off-the-field issues. “(The leak) has obviously come from somewhere. That’s down to the gaffer and the staff above him to sort stuff out, and we can just focus on playing football. “A lot of stuff has been going on off the pitch all season, and that has been highlighted in the press. It is important we all ignore all that stuff. Our performances have not been up to scratch of late. “As far as the boys are concerned, we back ourselves. We’ve had the support of the fans all season, we’ve had the support of both managers we’ve worked under. I find it hard to see where it could be coming from. “You have a bit of banter with your ex team-mates and friends in football. Until the Premier League has investigated it and got to the bottom of it, I certainly won’t be pointing any fingers.” Cardiff’s pe rformance against Palace suggested that the game might be up in terms of avoiding a quickfire Championship return, but Solskjaer has no intention of throwing in the towel. “I am up for a fight, that’s for sure,” he said. “There is absolutely nothing wrong with the atmosphere. We have had a very good week again. They are a great bunch of lads, and they have picked themselves up from the hurt of what happened last week.” Solskjaer dismissed any suggestion of involvement by any member of the Cardiff squad. The club, meanwhile, confirmed on Friday that chairman Mehmet Dalman has been in contact with the Premier League over an incident arising from the Palace game. It is understood Cardiff have complained about the circumstances surrounding the alleged leaking of their team. Palace won the game 3-0. Palace sporting drector Iain Moody worked for Cardiff until earlier this season. He took up a post at Palace last November. It has been reported that Cardiff believe Moody might have used his contacts at the Welsh club, or close to Cardiff, to find out which players would start against Palace. Moody, though, has refuted the allegations, telling The Sun: “That is incredibly, extraordinarily untrue. That is untrue, completely untrue.” Cardiff are currently six points adrift of Premier League safety, lying 19th ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southampton with just five games left. Asked about the allegations at his pre-Southampton press conference on Friday, Solskjaer said: “My week has been on how we can give ourselves the best chance against Southampton. “I think I have seen every one of my players and I don’t doubt anyone’s pride, honesty, loyalty, integrity, professionalism. They have all been fantastic this week. “I have built my life on loyalty and honesty, and those are the values I get from my mum and dad. But in football you need to stick together and learn together, and this week has proved that more than anything. Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has presented a united front at the Welsh club after reports that their starting line-up might have been leaked to Crystal Palace ahead of last Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash. Press Associationlast_img read more