Barclays and NCH offer financial advice to parents

first_img Howard Lake | 2 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. Barclays and NCH offer financial advice to parents An ICM survey for NCH and Barclays has found that 12% of people have gone hungry or skipped a meal in the last year due to rising food prices, with the figure rising to nearly one in five (19%) for those on the lowest incomes.The charity and the bank commissioned the poll to highlight the work being done as part of their Financial Futures partnership, a three-year initiative aimed at helping families and young people on low incomes avoid debt and manage their money more successfully.Around 100 Barclays volunteers are providing basic money management advice to parents during workshops at local NCH services across England and Wales. The company is investing £1.8 million in these workshops, together with support and advice for vulnerable people on how to manage their money by explaining terms such as APR, how to budget and the differences between lending organisations.The bank and charity have now published a package of free tips, budgetary advice, and recipes from families with first-hand experience of stretching their weekly shop to make their food go further.One of the tips urges shoppers to cut down on unnecessary waste by planning their meals in advance and sticking to a shopping list – something the poll found that nearly two-thirds (63%) of people don’t do.www.nch.org.uk  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

More efficient e-mailing

first_img Previous Article Next Article More efficient e-mailingOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Wespend a lot of time e-mailing colleagues and friends, but are we as efficientat creating and sending e-mail correspondence as we could be? Few of us knowhow to utilise every function of our e-mail software, nor have the time tolearn. But taking time out to master a few of lesser well-known features canconsiderably streamline your e-mail use. Here are six time- and labour-savingtips to add to your armoury.1– If you want to pass something you’ve seen on a website on to someone else,cut and paste the web address into the e-mail rather than taking an entire pageof text from the page. Most e-mail packages will be able to highlight the linkso the recipient simply has to click it to be taken straight to the page.2– If you’re repeating a piece of text regularly in e-mails, remember to use theSignature feature of Outlook Express – you’ll find it in the Tools, thenOptions menus. Create the piece of text – maybe it’s a company or product namerather than a signature. You can then paste it in whenever you want to use it.3– Keep a tidy and up-to-date address book. It’s easy to put off adding namesand addresses or updating old ones, which will cost you more time in the longrun. When you want to change your e-mail address, it’ll be easier if you havean up-to-date address to tell all your contacts in one hit. 4– Make sure you put the correct subject in the subject field. It has been knownfor important e-mails to be overlooked because the field carried an old subjectthe sender hadn’t bothered to update. 5– Only include attachments if absolutely necessary. Unless they’re veryimportant, opening them is a time-stealer for the recipient and they take upvaluable space in an inbox.6– Remember to use the BCC (blind carbon copy) feature if you don’t want arecipient to know to whom else you’ve sent the e-mail. You can switch it on inOutlook Express by going to View and choosing All Headers. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Organic Trade Board plans to double value of organic

first_imgThe Organic Trade Board (OTB) has made its first senior appointment as part of its plan to double the value of organic trade over the next five years.Finn Cottle, previously of Sainsbury’s, Somerfield and the Noble Foods Group, joined the board on 1 June. Her role will be as a consultant to the OTB, and will include establishing the current status of organic businesses throughout the UK, and working with them to “knock down those barriers that are hampering growth”.“These challenging times are ripe for organic businesses to take advantage of opportunities to re-define themselves, reach out and build relationships with the public,” said Cottle. “I am looking forward to establishing the base for the OTB in developing the businesses of our members.” The OTB is a not-for-profit organisation co-ordinated by business leaders from across the UK’s organic industry to develop, promote and support organic trade in the UK.For more information or to become a member, visit www.organictradeboard.co.uk.last_img read more

New mobility hub at USC Village aims to help students beat LA traffic

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Evan SaundersWith limited parking spaces, unreliable Uber drivers, and confusing public transit schedules, transportation around USC and the greater Los Angeles area is often a difficult task. The URB-E Mobility Hub, set to open in the USC Village this summer, aims to provide students and faculty with the information and tools to help make their commutes and travel times a little easier.   Evan Saunders, URB-E’s head of sales and marketing, hoped that the mobility hub would transform the way USC students think about transportation and equip them with the necessary information to get the most out of their own commutes. “We’ve been working with USC for about 15, 16 months now on the planning and execution,” Saunders said. “The mobility hub is all about providing visitors with transportation options that really help them efficiently commute, both in and around and outside of the USC campus. We understand that people have commutes of all shapes and sizes. The mobility hub is a resource, an innovation center, to help empower students and faculty with transportation options that help save time and money.” According to Saunders, URB-E is the first and only manufacturer of light, foldable electric vehicles, and is a more efficient and compact alternative to a bicycle. URB-E’s CEO and cofounder, Peter Lee, graduated with a master’s from the Marshall School of Business. When offered the opportunity to set up a space in the USC Village, Lee jumped at the chance to work in conjunction with his alma mater. “The school came to us because URB-E is an expert in urban mobility: getting around places and relieving congestion,” Lee said. “USC came to us and asked if they could create a partnership to develop a mobility hub that would allow students and faculty to get around the University and the city more efficiently.”But the mobility hub won’t solely be dedicated to showcasing the URB-E vehicles. The sleek, high-tech space will employ TVs and tablets that will allow visitors to learn more about people’s individual commutes as well as gather information for reducing their own commute time. URB-E also plans to employ USC students to assist with potential customers. “The vision was to create a warm and exciting space,” Saunders said. “We have a very forward thinking space. We’ll showcase transportation around campus via videos, photos, big monitors, iPads Pros that are interactive, that you can take off the wall. We’ll have URB-Es there that people can test ride and purchase.” Sophia Greenberg, a junior majoring in economics, is an intern for URB-E. When tasked with doing research on all the different transportation options that the University has to offer, Greenberg was surprised to find just how numerous they were.  “I was in charge of looking up everything USC has to offer, and I was surprised to learn so many things that I didn’t know,” Greenberg said. “For example, that there’s an Enterprise Rent-a-Car on campus, and they’ll waive your minor status as a renter on campus. They’ll waive that fee, and I wish more people knew that.” Greenberg hoped that the URB-E mobility hub would become a valuable resource for the student body. She believed that arming students with such information would push them to explore beyond campus and more easily take advantage of everything Los Angeles has to offer. “I really hope that students will be able to take advantage of it,” Greenberg said. “I’m so happy that it’s in the [USC] Village, right in the middle of everything. I think it will serve as a good starting point for people who are interested in what L.A. is all about.”last_img read more

Germany crash to Austria on Neuer’s comeback

first_imgBut the ‘keeper was powerless to stop second-half goals by Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schoepf after Mesut Ozil gave the Germans an early lead.The result is a big concern for Germany head coach Joachim Loew with the World Cup to kick off in less than a fortnight.The world champions are now winless in their last five games since suffering back-to-back defeats after losing 1-0 to Brazil in Berlin last March.“It was a good comeback from Manuel after so long out,” Loew told broadcaster ZDF.“The defeat is annoying, we did well in the first half, but we lost a lot of ball in the second half and made life hard for ourselves.“A lot of things were bad today.”This was Austria’s first win over their neighbours in nearly 32 years – dating back to October 1986 when Rudi Voeller scored West Germany’s only goal in a 4-1 defeat in Vienna.After 259 days out injured, Neuer pulled off a string of saves in an impressive first-half display, but had little chance to stop Austria’s goals after Germany’s defence leaked badly in the second half.The friendly came close to being called off after heavy rain in Klagenfurt delayed kick-off by an hour and forty minutes.When it eventually got under way, Germany took the lead on 11 minutes after pressing the Austrian defence.Austria’s midfielder Alessandro Schoepf celebrates scoring with his team-mates defender Aleksandar Dragovic and defender Stefan Lainer during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. © APA/AFP / Johann GRODEROzil snapped up a poorly timed clearance kick from Joerg Siebenhandl and curled his shot back around the Austria goalkeeper to claim his 23rd goal in his 90th international.At the other end, Neuer made his first save on 16 minutes to deny attacking midfielder Schoepf.– Austrian fight-back –Julian Brandt came within a whisker of putting Germany two goals up when he fired wide four minutes later.Neuer then made a key save by pushing Florian Grillitsch’s shot around the post on 32 minutes as it was 1-0 to Germany at the break.Loew made a change at the break when Bayern midfielder Sebastian Rudy, a prime candidate to be one of the four cut from the World Cup squad, replaced Sami Khedira at half-time.Rudy was not to blame, but Germany lost their shape as the hosts came flying out of the blocks for the second half and kept the world champions’ defence under pressure.Austria levelled when Hinteregger unleashed an unstoppable volley, direct from a corner, past Neuer unmarked at the back post on 53 minutes.Germany’s goalkeeper was in action less than 60 seconds later to superbly deny West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.Loew tried to shake things up with a double substitution on 67 minutes, throwing on forwards Timo Werner and Marco Reus, but Austria took the lead moments later.Stefan Lainer tapped back into the area and the German defence failed to shut down Schoepf, who fired past Neuer to the delight of the home crowd.Austria have failed to qualify for the World Cup, while Germany face Saudi Arabia on Friday in their final warm-up before playing Mexico on June 17 at Russia 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (C) fails to save the ball during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. © AFP / JOE KLAMARKLAGENFURT, Austria, Jun 2 – Manuel Neuer looks set to go to the World Cup, but Germany’s goalkeeper was unable to prevent his team crashing 2-1 to Austria on his comeback on Saturday.Neuer has proven his fitness after eight months sidelined by a fractured foot in timely fashion, with four names to be cut ahead of Germany naming their final 23-man World Cup squad on Monday.last_img read more

Tickets For Macklemore Charity MeetAndGreet In Seattle Nearly Sold Out

first_imgThere weren’t that many tickets to begin with – but now, just a few dozen remain for an exclusive meet-and-greet with Grammy Award-winning musician Macklemore.The Seattle native will host a charity fundraising event prior to Runway to Freedom V, a fashion show that benefits victims of domestic violence.“Macklemore has been a long-time supporter of Runway to Freedom,” said show founder, Lauren Grinnell. “We’re happy to have him here for a lot of reasons, but for me, personally, it means a lot since I’m a survivor of domestic violence,” she said.The runway and music show will begin at 8pm at The Showbox at 1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.Although Macklemore will not be part of the musician lineup, a number of live bands will perform, including Jairemie Alexander, Ayron Jones and The Way, Otieno Terry, Luc and the Lovingtons, Alana Belle and Katie Kate. The fashion show will feature seven designers showcasing styles from gowns to urban street wear. The auction will feature a variety of items to bid on, including a trip to Paris.Each year, Runway to Freedom chooses a different benefactor. This year it’s Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter in Seattle that serves battered women and their children who simply have no where else to go.“I’m glad to know people are finally talking about domestic violence, but we need to remember, this is not a new problem,” said Grinnell, a stylist and business owner by trade. Numbers from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence show an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault each year. Grinnell’s mission is to aid women who find themselves in these kinds of abusive relationships.There will be ways to donate to the cause outside of the event. Grinnell has items she’s putting together for an opportunity drawing, including items signed by Macklemore and stars of the Seattle Seahawks football team. More information on the drawing and specific items available at the on-site auction will be released shortly.General admission tickets start at $75 and the special VIP reception tickets with Macklemore are $250. Both can be purchased on Runway to Freedom’s website.Runway to Freedom is an annual charity fashion show and auction with benefits going to charities that support domestic violence victims. The event, founded by Lauren Grinnell, is in its fifth year. Grinnell is a stylist and owns her own business, Lalascuts, located on 4th Avenue West in Seattle.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

LaVar and LiAngelo Ball Explain Whats Next After Son

LiAngelo Ball career stats at UCLA:0 points, 0 assists, 0 rebounds, 0 blocks and 1 steal— Poosh (@mighty_pasha) December 4, 2017 WATCH: LaVar Ball plans to train LiAngelo himself and says that he will be headed for the NBA pic.twitter.com/iricxGscRb— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 5, 2017 He’s hoping his kid becomes his cash cow. So sad.— Cassandra Cole (@Colecassandra81) December 5, 2017 He needs to be a father first and teach his son a lesson. No matter what he was caught stealing, teach him some kind of lesson😡— Marisol Mercado (@mmercado86) December 5, 2017Others gathered up a tally of LiAngelo Ball’s stats as a Bruin, playing on the shoplifting incident.LiAngelo Ball’s final UCLA career stats: 0 minutes, 1 steal— Matt (@dirty___g) December 4, 2017 LaVar Ball has pulled his son, LiAngelo Ball, from UCLA rather than the guard completing an indefinite suspension.Ball and his outspoken dad explained their decision after TMZ broke the news Monday, Dec. 3. According to the site, the elder Ball believes the suspension for his son shoplifting from multiple high-end Chinese stores — for which he and two other UCLA teammates were arrested and charged — is unfair.“That’s the whole season pretty much,” LiAngelo Ball tells the “Today Show” Tuesday, Dec. 5. “That’s just a long time of doing nothing. I rather be playing.”His father adds, “China already said, ‘Ok, he made a bad mistake, we’re gonna drop the charges.’ That’s the punishment they gave him. Now we over here. We gotta serve some more punishment? He apologized. What’s the long process for? We only went to UCLA — one and done — to play basketball.”LaVar plans to train his son on his own to get him drafted to the NBA, where he’d join older brother Lonzo Ball, who’s a Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard.“We learned today of LiAngelo Ball’s intention to withdraw from UCLA,” men’s basketball coach Steve Alford said in a statement. “We respect the decision he and his family have made, and we wish him all the best in the future.”Related: The Ball In the NewsMarketing Expert Says LaMelo Ball Can Disrupt NCAA Regulations with Signature SneakerTwitter Users Give Lonzo Ball An Education On Hip-Hop After He Claims Nas Isn’t ‘Real Hip-Hop’Trump Says LaVar Ball Is a ‘Poor Man’s Don King’In response to the basketball dad’s latest move, many have been taken to social media to voice their opinion.As usual, several Twitter users bashed LaVar Ball’s parenting.That father is pure trash! I hope no one picks that kid up!— Just Say It #MAGA (@LucknerLea) December 5, 2017 LiAngelo Ball can’t stay suspended if Lavar Ball pulls him from UCLA pic.twitter.com/iInVNLIXHI— Collin (@CollinJustin1) December 4, 2017 BREAKING: After pulling out of UCLA, LiAngelo Ball has committed to another school. pic.twitter.com/tXi6mewf6j— Masta Red Snappa (@MastaRedSnappa) December 4, 2017 R.I.P. to the LiAngelo Ball ERA at UCLA. He had one of the biggest steals in UCLA history in his short time at the school. pic.twitter.com/zDi9E3NA9F— Stew🏀 (@StewyHoops) December 4, 2017And some just joked about the whole thing.LaVar Ball pulling up to LiAngelo Ball locker at UCLA like clean ya locker out and let’s go… pic.twitter.com/aBSNlWzfn2— D.T. (@Darlene26811165) December 4, 2017 read more

Klopp insists Liverpool must stay calm at the top

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his team must remain calm if they’re to stay remain at the top of the Premier League table.The Reds overtook Manchester City at the top after a comprehensive victory over Bournemouth with City also suffering a 2-0 loss away at Chelsea.“We will not change. For us, there is no reason to. We can still read the calendar – it is December, it is not even Christmas. The season ends in May.” Klopp said, according to the club’s official website.“We will not get carried away. We know how difficult it is. We knew how the Bournemouth game how difficult it was in that game. And the next [games] are coming. It is absolutely no problem..”“We are not the most experienced side but we know our way at least and that is exactly which way we will go all the time. But the league is not too important in the moment because we play tomorrow night against Napoli and the position in the table doesn’t help you too much.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Speaking about keeping clean sheets, Klopp said: “If I say now it’s the quality of the Champions League, that’s only half the truth.”“I think there are a few teams in the Premier League who are stronger than, for example, and with all my respect, Belgrade.”“They scored twice against us and they deserved these goals that night. So, it is just the competition. We always try to defend in the best way we can, but the quality of the opposing sides is not to ignore.”“If you think about the game Napoli played against us, it was actually the opposite of being brilliant from us, but they stayed on track and wanted to win it until the last second. A draw was not even in their mind, they wanted to win it. Maybe in another game, another team would have accepted the draw, but they didn’t. It is all about the quality of the opponents, for sure.”last_img read more