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NFPI to administer new Parenting Fund

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NFPI to administer new Parenting Fundcenter_img The Department for Education and Skills has announced that the National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI), together with PricewaterhouseCoopers, will handle the administration of the new Parenting Fund.The Parenting Fund, which will award grants to organisations working to support parents for the next two years, will be officially launched later this Spring. Negotiations are continuing on the detailed administration of the Fund. It is expected that the closing date for grant applications will be in July 2004. Mary MacLeod, NFPI Chief Executive, said: “This is important new funding to improve the lives of parents and families, and we look forward to working with other groups in the sector to meet the challenges of using the fund to increase family and parenting support.” 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.last_img read more

Facelift for Opera Centre eyesore underway

first_img Previous article‘Cops’ on trail of copper thieves in city and countyNext articleArts notes in brief admin Linkedin Email ON our edition dated July 16 last, it was exclusively reported by Andrew Carey, on page one, that approaches had been made to wealthy Limerick business people to assist with funding for a proposed clean- up of the ill-fated Opera Centre. It was revealed that talks had been held between interested parties, and to which JP McManus was invited. Dr Hugh Maguire of the Hunt Museum stated at the time that it would be of great benefit to the city if a clean up operation was put in place.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Well, it emerged this week that McManus, through his charitable foundation, is making such funds available.The decision had been taken following talks with the developers of the site.According to a spokesperson for the foundation, their involvement will not make for a permanent solution, just that they want to make the city look good.There is to be an emphasis on carrying out improvement to the lower sections of buildings on Patrick Street, Rutland Street and Ellen Street.The amount being donated has not been disclosed.The Opera Centre site, currently on the books of NAMA, developed into an eyesore within one year of plans to develop a multi-million euro shopping centre.Property owners in the three streets had benefited handsomely, with huge sums paid out to finalise deals, some of which had been ongoing for years. Twitter NewsLocal NewsFacelift for Opera Centre eyesore underwayBy admin – September 1, 2011 606 center_img WhatsApp Advertisement Print Facebooklast_img read more

The effects of enhanced sea ice export from the Ross Sea on recent cooling and freshening of the Southeast Pacific

first_imgThe top 2000 m of the Southern Ocean has freshened and warmed over recent decades. However, the high-latitude (south of 50°S) southeast Pacific was observed to be cooler and fresher in the years 2008-2010 compared to 2005-2007 over a wide depth range including surface, mode, and intermediate waters. The causes and impacts of this event are analyzed using the ocean—sea-ice data-assimilating Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE) and observationally based products. In 2008-2010, a strong positive Southern Annular Mode coincided with a negative El Niño Southern Oscillation and a deep Amundsen Sea Low. Enhanced meridional winds drove strong sea ice export from the eastern Ross Sea, bringing large amounts of ice to the Amundsen Sea ice edge. In 2008, together with increased precipitation, this introduced a strong freshwater anomaly that was advected eastward by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), mixing along the way. This anomaly entered the ocean interior not only as Antarctic Intermediate Water, but also as lighter Southeast Pacific Subantarctic Mode Water (SEPSAMW). A numerical particle release experiment carried out in SOSE , showed that the Ross Sea sector was the dominant source of particles reaching the SEPSAMW formation region. This suggests that large-scale climate fluctuations can induce strong interannual variability of volume and properties of SEPSAMW. These fluctuations act at different time scales: instantaneously via direct forcing, and also lagged over advective time scales of several years from upstream regions.last_img read more

Obama: FHA premiums will drop to 0.85%

first_imgPresident Barack Obama announced a reduction in Federal Housing Administration annual mortgage insurance premiums from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent, which the White House said would reduce annual mortgage payments for typical first-time buyers by $900.The president’s announcement came a day after NAFCU and other organizations jointly urged the FHA to reduce the cost of single-family  mortgage insurance premiums so more borrowers are able to afford mortgages.NAFCU strongly supports this change, which is expected to help make mortgages more affordable to more consumers and further advance the housing recovery.Obama also noted his previous call to Congress to wind down government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but did not mention a specific strategy for doing so.NAFCU Senior Vice President and General Counsel Carrie Hunt responded in a statement: “We applaud the president’s announcement of this reduction in borrower costs for FHA-insured mortgage loans. This will go a long way toward helping many Americans make the dream of homeownership a reality. As Main Street’s not-for-profit, member-owned financial institutions, credit unions constantly strive to make home ownership an achievable goal for their members. We are pleased to see FHA take an action that will help make mortgages more affordable.” continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Frye honors volunteer firefighters with 50-years service

first_imgState Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) recognizes Indiana volunteer firefighters for 50-plus years of service on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at the Statehouse. Frye presented over 60 firefighters with a resolution in front of the House of Representatives.Indianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye honored Indiana volunteer firefighters who have served their communities for 50 years or more.Frye recognized over 60 volunteer firefighters with a House resolution during Monday’s legislative session.“As a retired firefighter, I understand the sacrifices made by those who are devoted to the safety of others,” Frye said. “Volunteer firefighters put themselves in harm’s way to ensure our communities are safe. We owe them our gratitude.”According to Frye, Hoosiers are served by 837 volunteer fire and rescue departments across Indiana. These volunteer firefighters usually maintain full-time jobs, while serving the fire department on a part-time basis after completing required training.last_img read more

Ashantigold’s woes deepen after being knocked out of FA Cup

first_imgAshantiGold’s troubles were compounded after suffering a humiliating exit  from the MTN FA Cup at the hands of second tier side  Asokwa Deportivo .The Miners were ousted after losing 4-2 on penalties with the game ending 1-1 in regulation time.The Miners conceded on 38 minutes when Ernest Adu beautifully converted a free kick for the hosts.When all it seemed doom and gloom for the Miners, Godfred Rockson popped up to head home a cross on 87 minutes to send the game to penalties.During the penalty shootouts, Asokwa Deportivo converted all first four kicks but Godfre Rockson and Paul Abaka missed their kicks to send Deportivo through.  – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

Police intercept car with guns, ammo, false number plates

first_imgRobbery thwarted…3 would-be bandits nabbedPolice in ‘A Division’ on Monday thwarted a possible robbery when, acting on information received, they intercepted a car bearing a hire car number plate on Princess and High Streets, Georgetown.Ranks searched the car and unearthed therein two unlicensed pistols, nineteen live rounds and a pair of “paste-on “number plates.Three males, inclusive of the driver, have been arrested and are assisting with the investigation. The men are from South, Sophia, Georgetown; South Amelia’s Ward, Linden; and West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown.Only last week, ‘A Division’ (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman pledged heightened security for the holidays.Commander Chapman gave the assurance during the Guyana Police Force (GPF)The items unearthed in the carannual Christmas presentation held at the Officers’ Mess Hall, Eve Leary, Georgetown. According to Chapman, Police patrols and outposts around the city will be boosted in a bid to ensure a secure shopping environment.Chapman revealed that part of the efforts to ensure increased safety is the splitting of Georgetown into seven sub-sections as compared to six last year.These sub-sections run from Agricola, Greater Georgetown to Central Georgetown.The areas will be equipped with mobile outposts, and frequent patrols will occur, with senior members of the GPF in charge of each sub-sector.Chapman added that the commercial shopping zones would be covered in the heightened security plan, so that citizens could shop in comfort.According to the Divisional Commander, vehicular and motorcycle patrols will be conducted on a 24-hour basis.last_img read more

Revealed: Fans decide who they want to take over from Wenger – a clear winner

first_img 7 7 7 7 7 7. Roger Schmidt: The Bayer Leverkusen manager received two per cent of the vote Will Arsene Wenger stay or will he go? That’s the question Arsenal fans want to know the answer to.His future as manager is the source of constant speculation and a number of high profile names have been linked with his job.Roberto Mancini was the most recent, so talkSPORT asked fans who they would like to see take over from the Frenchman.And the results are in, so click the arrow above, right, to see who Gooners – or people who decided to hijack the poll – want in the hot seat after Wenger. 4. Eddie Howe: Five per cent of fans voted for the Bournemouth manager 2. Frank de Boer and Dennis Bergkamp: A combo of the Ajax boss and the former Arsenal forward got 24 per cent of the vote 3. Laurent Blanc: The PSG boss received seven per cent of the vote 5. Roberto Mancini: Four per cent of fans voted for the Inter manager 7 7 6. Antonio Conte: Italy’s manager received three per cent of the vote 1. Diego Simeone: The Atletico Madrid got a massive 41 per cent of the vote – The Argentine is clearly the preferred man, while 14 per cent voted for ‘other’ in the list of choiceslast_img read more

Tips to tackle your football crazy employees this FIFA World Cup 2018

first_imgIn 2014, the final match of the FIFA World Cup was watched by an estimated 1 billion viewers and the complete tournament clocked a viewership of 3.2 billion, globally!Consequently, the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup is estimated to become one of the most watched sporting events of the world.In India alone, the tournament’s broadcast viewership is expected to exceed 200 million. With Russia’s emphatic 5-0 victory in the opening match, it’s an unstated fact that a large population of the world of work will look forward to a month filled with football indulgence, cheering and supporting their favourite teams.Revealing the extent of the effects on worker/employee productivity, when asked how the football World Cup would impact work, 74 per cent of interviewees in a recent survey conducted in the Middle East said they would forego their sleep to report to work on time. 7 per cent would go to work late, while 8 per cent would avail their annual leaves, and 1 per cent would simply, call in sick. So, how do you tackle situations where your football-crazy workforce from the APAC region show-up to the office after match night being passive, bleary-eyed and fuzzy-brained?When faced with such a question, most companies think of restrictive or prohibitory measures – This premise in itself is, flawed. Smartphones boosted by affordable data and compelling speeds will only augment the world cup following by employees regardless of the measures put in place.It is for this very reason that an HR department and managers should realize that this is an opportunity to enhance the qualitative impact of their employee engagement policies.advertisementSo, here are a few tips to tackle the football-fever and meaningfully engage employees at work:1. Flexi-time not extra-timeAn opportune interval for companies to introduce a ‘flexi-time policy’ ensuring employees can comfortably balance their work and life needs. This grants employees a control over their time and managing the work efficiently.However, companies need to be articulate with such policies clearly defining and outlining what can and should not be done. This way, employees graciously embrace this privilege while understanding the associated expectations.2. Captain accountable wins the game Teams like any workforce are influenced by the way their captains/leaders perform. So, if your management leads the way by demonstrating meeting targets and goals while still taking time to watch matches, there is no reason why employees won’t emulate.And thus, it’s important to remember that an engaged individual who understands the demonstrated boundaries and expectations of the company is much more likely to be a winning bet.3. Substitutional solutions Employers can authorize leave applications on a first come first serve policy. This will maintain the actual staff requirement while still allowing people to take the time to watch a match or celebrate an outcome.Some experts who are involved in employee engagement believe employers need to allow employees to clear their annual leave during this period.4. Work, play, watch and win togetherManagement can organise a ‘Football Night Out’ that includes food and drinks, offering staff a chance to mingle and bond beyond the realms of work.Employers can hold internal polling sessions and get their staff to submit a vote for their favourite team. Winners can be rewarded with gift vouchers or bestowed with interesting company perks! (Picture courtesy: Petar Stojanovski)Employers today need to move beyond employee satisfaction which refers to how employees feel about their compensation, benefits, work environment, career development and relationship with the management.Employee engagement has become critical today as the crème of any industry’s talent including millennials, feel the need to be emotionally connected with their company.And this should be encouraged as it fosters a spirit of endearing loyalty, more passion for their work and a greater drive to succeed!- Article by Devaashish Savant, Head, Marketing and Communications, Adecco, India)Read: Want to brush up your skills? This is how internships can kick-start your career Read: 5 challenges you face in today’s world due to lack of leadership skillslast_img read more