Baker Tilly offer Strategic Planning Toolkit to address SIR requirements

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Baker Tilly offer Strategic Planning Toolkit to address SIR requirements Howard Lake | 19 January 2006 | News Baker Tilly has devised a Strategic Planning Toolkit, which has been specifically designed to guide charities through the strategic planning process and to enable them to answer the questions raised in the new Summary Information Return.New SORP legislation and the introduction of the Summary Information Return require charities to clearly link financial performance and reporting to long term strategic direction.The Return is designed to ensure that all charities with an income of over £1m supply details of their aims, strategy and achievements, along with evidence of financial strength and proof that governance is effective and adequate. 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.center_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Finance The Toolkit will enable charities to develop clear management procedures, formulate strategy, identify risk and build a framework for accountability and transparency in order to enhance long term prospects.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Comments being taken on federal court rules

first_img Comments being taken on federal court rules The Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure is seeking comment on the preliminary draft of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure.The text of the proposed amendments can be found at www.uscourts.gov/rules. Comments being taken on federal court rules November 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img

Set of keys found in Donegal Town

first_imgA set of keys have been found in Donegal Town on Wednesday. The keys were found on the steps of the old Post Office.If you know who owns them, you can get in touch with the local Garda Station. Set of keys found in Donegal Town was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

San Jose Sharks post-game video: Pete DeBoer credits fast start and defense for win in Game 1 of NHL Playoffs

first_imgSan Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said a fast start and solid defense helped propel the team to a 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of their first-round series in the NHL playoffs.The Sharks struck first in initial period with Joe Pavelski knocking in a goal after it bounced off his face. The team scored three goals in the second period before capping it off with a final goal in the third. Vegas trailed throughout as Mark Stone had its two scores.The Sharks defense limited …last_img

Tempers flare in Sharks’ preseason game with Golden Knights

first_imgSunday’s preseason game between the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights had a regular season feel to it, perhaps even matching a playoff-type atmosphere.Thankfully, at least from the Sharks’ perspective, they can forget about their 5-1 loss at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena and turn their attention to Wednesday’s season opener against these same Golden Knights.It might even be even more intense.The Sharks, dressing a lineup with mainly NHL players, allowed three goals in less than 11 minutes in the …last_img

First Steps – The American / US Airways Merger

first_imgIt’s going to take a while to fully fashion the world’s largest airline, to mesh the mechanics of merger and align passenger perks. Still, the process has begun as the US Airways brand (but certainly not its management team) slowly vanishes from view and American stands ascendant.It’s US Airways’ top management that will largely call the tune for the megacarrier. One of the first things they did was roll out some first phase steps, passenger-facing measures designed to cater to customers. Here are a few that are in effect now: – American AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles frequent flyer members can now earn and redeem miles when traveling on either carrier’s routes;– Elite members of each of those programs get reciprocal perks such as First and Business Class check-in, priority security and priority boarding, complimentary access to Preferred Seats, priority baggage delivery and no-charge checked luggage;– American Admirals Club members and flyers belonging to the US Airways Club now have mutual access to each other’s airport enclaves.As things progress, look for co-location of airport ticket counters in key markets such as Miami and Phoenix. All-important upgrade rules are going to be harmonized too.Another change you’re going to want to know about is US Airways’ exit from the Star Alliance. That happens March 30. It joins the oneworld alliance March 31. American is a key player in oneworld.The marriage of the two airlines begets a megacarrier of great girth. Consider, together they operate an average of almost 6,700 daily flights to 339 destinations in 54 countries.The emergent airline’s sheer size, its market penetration (despite divestiture of critical takeoff and landing slots at Reagan Washington National and New York LaGuardia) concerns some observers. They feel the result will be diminished competition.At least one prominent airline observer feels otherwise. “Over the next five years we can expect to see additional market entry from start-up [airlines] who are going to take advantage of consolidation opportunities,” contends Josh Marks, CEO of masFlight, an aviation consultancy. “History proves that when airlines consolidate service, that sets up new opportunities for new-entrants.”Marks believes the American/US Airways merger is probably the last of its kind we’ll witness, at least for a while. The U.S. skyscape should soon be dominated by a trio of so-called U.S. “network” carriers – American, Delta and United. Southwest is the last member of the so-called “Big Four.” But it’s those anticipated new-entrants, along with more airport access by existing low-cost carriers, that Marks maintains will spark more consumer-friendly competition. Time will tell whether he’s on the mark. This much is sure: the planet’s biggest airline is emerging before our eyes. Don’t blink.last_img read more

Offensive or Defensive Pricing Reveals

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now There is a good reason not to discuss pricing until you’ve done enough discovery work to understand the investment that is necessary to produce the outcome your dream client needs. This is especially true in larger, complex deals where different levels of value can be created and different investments required.Destructive Defensive RevealsIn many cases, refusing to share your pricing can make you look defensive, as if you are concealing something. Hiding your pricing is a sign that it is higher than your competitors, even though there is nothing inherently wrong with having a higher price than your peers.That defensiveness gives your prospective client the feeling that you are uncomfortable with your pricing, and that it is so much higher that the act of simply saying your price out loud will cause your prospect to disengage and immediately withdraw from any further communication. When you are defensive, it looks as if you cannot justify the delta, and when you can’t, neither can your prospect.This defensive revealing of your price can work against you when your price is higher.Using Pricing to DifferentiateWhen your price is higher because you create greater value and need to capture more to deliver it, it often makes better sense to go on the offensive and immediately disclose your higher pricing—especially when you can easily justify a higher price.By sharing the price very early in a conversation, you can also share the reason your price is higher than your competitors, how you invest the difference in your prices to create greater value, and why your clients believe this is the right decision to make.You can also explain the concessions, trade-offs, and risks your prospective client is going to be forced to make by selecting an alternative with a lower price. These concessions, trade-offs, and risks are the higher cost your prospect will pay for accepting the lower price.You may believe that a lower price makes it easier to win. This isn’t true. In more cases than not, it’s the value that is being created that matter more than pricing, unless you don’t believe and behave as if this is true.last_img read more

Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather

first_imgLATEST STORIES Mayweather scored a technical knockout victory over McGregor to take hold of a perfect 50-0 record, boxing’s greatest win-loss record ever.Heavyweight icon Rocky Marciano was once the owner of the sport’s best record at 49-0, a feat Mayweather replicated in 2015 when he defeated an overmatched Andre Berto in lopsided fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAs for McGregor, this was his first fight in a boxing ring after emerging as the UFC’s poster boy when he held the lightweight and featherweight belts consecutively.RELATED VIDEO View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, embraces Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gave praise to both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor after the two matched up against each other Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!” Pacquiao posted on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Abu Salem and Arun Gawli live life on their own terms in jail

first_imgAbu SalemA remote prison on the fringes of the city holds the only two crime lords Mumbai Police has collared: Abu Salem alias ‘Captain’ and Arun Gawli alias ‘Daddy’. The star inmates share little in common except a lengthy criminal record and a mutual loathing of Dawood Ibrahim’s Karachi-based crime,Abu SalemA remote prison on the fringes of the city holds the only two crime lords Mumbai Police has collared: Abu Salem alias ‘Captain’ and Arun Gawli alias ‘Daddy’. The star inmates share little in common except a lengthy criminal record and a mutual loathing of Dawood Ibrahim’s Karachi-based crime syndicate. That could be the reason why deported gangster Salem, 44, and Mumbai’s only resident don Gawli, 60, chat occasionally in the open spaces within the 20-foot-high walls of Taloja Jail. Gawli was shifted here in 2009, Salem a year later. Located off the Mumbai-Pune expressway, nearly 50 km from the city centre, the prison was inaugurated in 2008 in a distant rocky crop of hills. Since then, the long arm of Mumbai’s real estate-a signature sprawl of 20-storey apartment blocks-has begun snaking towards the prison boundary.As the newest destination for the city’s undertrials, Taloja Jail was meant to decongest the Arthur Road Jail in Byculla, bursting with over 2,100 prisoners, more than double its designated capacity. The jail, which takes its name from a village nearby, is still under construction and will accommodate 2,427 prisoners when it is completed in two years. For now, it has 867 inmates, including Somali pirates, Bangladeshi migrants, members of the Indian Mujahideen and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) as well as eight accused in the September 2007 Malegaon blast case including Lt-Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, 39. It has members of the Bharat Nepali, Ashwin Naik and Salem gangs. Salem and Gawli, however, are the stars.Click here to EnlargeA Maharashtra home department official says the state government always sends Dawood gang rivals to Taloja to avoid showdowns in Arthur Road Jail. However, the bifurcation has helped the gangsters virtually run their activities from behind bars. Arthur Road Jail is close to Dawood’s den in Nagpada; it’s easy for the gangsters’ couriers to pass on his messages to the prisoners. Taloja Jail is close to Dawood’s rival Chhota Rajan’s stronghold, Navi Mumbai. Rajan’s trusted aide D.K. Rao was sent here instead of Arthur Road Jail after his arrest in journalist Jyotirmoy Dey’s murder case in 2011. However, the others arrested in the case, including prime accused Satish Kalia, a sharpshooter of the Rajan gang, are lodged in the Arthur Road Jail.Taloja Jail features double-storeyed ‘anda’ high-security cells-thus called for their circular shape. Each floor has 50 10×5 cells. Salem inhabits one of these. Former Taloja inmates such as Irfan Ali (pseudonym) recall meetings between Salem and Gawli as being hot on the jail grapevine. “Simply because there was little else to do. No satellite TV, no movies, everybody watched everyone else,” says the property dealer from Thane who recently served a six-month term in a cheating case. “You get the idea how different the dons are from the way they dress,” he says. Salem stills looks the way he did when he got off the flight that brought him back from Portugal in 2005: Impeccably dressed in jeans, T-shirt, white sneakers and, unusually for humid Mumbai, a dark velvet jacket. Gawli, the earthy don who is known to have never set foot outside India, sports white kurta pyjamas and his trademark Gandhi topi.advertisementArun GawliBoth lord over tiny empires in prison. Salem has two gang members with him. Gawli, arrested within days of the March 2008 murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlesh Jamsandikar, has six gang members for company. Ali says Gawli is particular about his health, but with no major ailments warranting his shifting to a government hospital, he spends most of his time in one of the barracks doubling as a hospital, being ‘treated’ for minor ailments. He is guarded by his henchmen including Dinesh Narkar, a tall, well-built man, and spends most of his time smoking hashish smuggled into the prison by human couriers. Salem, on the other hand, smokes only imported Marlboros. He works out regularly in his cell and plays badminton, a court-granted privilege. He walks in the prison with a touch-me-not menace, ignoring the salutations of fellow inmates. He once snarled “Goli yahaan khayega ya bahar khayega? (Do you want to be shot inside or outside the prison?)” at a jail staffer who asked him to hurry up a meeting with his lawyer in the common meeting area.Yet it was an aluminum spoon that landed Salem in Taloja Jail. Gangster Mustafa Dossa slashed Salem’s face with the improvised prison weapon in the Arthur Road Jail in July 2010. The man who prides himself on his movie-star looks briefly appeared with a bandaged face. The attack on Salem was not a stray one. Two criminals, John D’Souza and Azgar Ali Mehendi, were killed in the jail in 2006 and 2007 respectively. In September 2010, Salem’s aide Mehendi Hassan, an accused in the Pradeep Jain murder case, was attacked in Arthur Road Jail by two undertrials. In January this year, a murder accused, Akram Khan, was beaten to death by another inmate.advertisementIt is not known what sparked the argument, but Dossa and Salem were instantly separated: Salem to Taloja and Dossa, deported from Dubai in 2003 for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, to the humbler Thane prison. Police officials believe the argument was a set-up, meant to move the two high-profile gangsters away from the blinding glare of India’s most famous prisoner: Ajmal Amir Kasab. Ever since the sole surviving gunman of the November 26, 2008, Mumbai attack arrived, the colonial prison has been under heightened scrutiny and security, stifling the gang bosses’ lifestyle. While Gawli is known to pay for services within the prison-his gang is still active in central Mumbai-Salem has stridently refused to pay the estimated Rs 1 lakh per month for special privileges, including meals from outside twice a day. A lawyer who knows Gawli well reveals that the gangster has informants everywhere in and outside the jail premises. “Be it a vada pav vendor or a tea stall proprietor, everyone is loyal to Gawli,” he says.Jail is the safest place for gangsters to run their syndicate, says a well-known criminal lawyer who has handled several high-profile gangsters. Their modus operandi is very simple. A gang member deliberately commits a crime and refuses bail. Eventually, he is lodged in the same jail where his master is. He takes instructions and contacts from his boss, secures bail in two or three days, comes out of the jail and executes the supari (contract) he has taken. “Salem and Gawli have also adopted the same tactic. That is why their operations are in full swing from behind bars,” the lawyer says.”Salem has only two cases pending against him in the Delhi High Court. He will be free soon, in two or three years,” predicts his former lawyer Ashok Saraogi. “He has time on his side,” he says. Salem discontinued Saraogi’s services in 2008 following differences. Salem wanted to contest the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections by floating his own party. He suspected that Saraogi was serving his own political ambitions in his client’s name. Saraogi, however, refutes the charge. “Salem could not contest the election because he was not a voter in the state. His name was removed from the voting list soon after he fled Mumbai.”A school dropout, Salem hawked electronics at a departmental store in Andheri, Mumbai, in the 1990s and began work as a courier for the Dawood gang before parting ways in 1998 after a turf war with another Dawood lieutenant, Chhota Shakeel. Salem has spent an estimated Rs 40 lakh in legal fees in the past few years. He has generated the cash through hawala transactions for some influential politicians. “When he was deported in 2005, Salem entered into a pact with one of the leading investigative agencies in India. The agency agreed not to give him third-degree treatment in the jail in lieu of his destroying evidence against the politicians’ hawala rackets,” a senior officer told india today. The “friends and well wishers” are still bearing the expenses of his legal case.advertisement”Gawli is safest in prison,” says Billu, a police informant in his early 30s. “Understand his psyche. This is a gangster petrified of death. He once refused to step out of a police van during a drive of over 200 km from Pune’s Yerwada Jail to Mumbai because he feared he would be shot in an encounter. In October 2004, when he was contesting an election from Chinchpokli as an independent, Gawli had refused to cast his own vote fearing senior police inspector Vijay Salaskar posted outside his home would kill him in an encounter. Gawli is known to stay alert in Taloja. He stands with his back to the wall when his cell is being cleaned. Having spent over two decades in prison, he knows the four walls are not safe.”State Home Minister R.R. Patil had admitted in the Legislative Council in March that there was inadequate security in the state’s prisons. “The jails in the state are over populated. Some jails are very old and need to be repaired,” he said.With curbs on police recruitment, the demand for higher security is unlikely to be met anytime soon. In effect, the crime lords will continue to rule in prison till they are freed.last_img read more