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. The coaching team currently consists of: Clayton Burnett launches executive coaching service for charity sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Consultancy, coaching and creativity company Clayton Burnett is now offered an executive coaching service for the voluntary sector, with the aim of developing sector leaders and enhancing fundraising performance.As well as the company’s existing team of consultants, the service will also be provided by Sarah Briggs and Ben McKie, fully qualified executive coaches with whose clients have ranged from FTSE directors to middle managers who are ready to move to senior leadership. They help extend the company’s existing coaching services to include more personal values and behaviours shifts.The service has already been tested with several fundraising clients, from within charities and from suppliers to the sector. Advertisement Ben McKie: specialist in level-five leadership. Sarah Briggs: specialist in level-five leadership. Jacob Rolin: specialist in leadership (based in Copenhagen.) Ken Burnett: specialist in communication. Alan Clayton: specialist in high impact change. Lucy Gower: specialist in innovation.Clayton Burnett offers two programmes – the immersion programme which consists of weekly 50 minute sessions in groups of 10 or 25, by phone, online or in person in London; and the intensive programme which consists of full days of face-to-face meetings bought in groups of three or five sessions.Photo: coaching ideas by suphakit73 on Shutterstock.com 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 27 June 2013 | News
The Soweto Derby clash between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup recorded two casualties as a result of stampede however that didn’t stop the authorities from pressing ahead with the game at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.Bernard Parker scored the only goal of the game as Kaizer Chiefs defeated their rivals 1-0 to retain their title.Apart from the two deaths recorded, several others were injured from the chaos. The real cause of the chaos is currently being investigated. Speaking on the unfortunate incident, Johannesburg Public Safety MMC Michael Sun revealed that the stampede was due to people trying to sell or present fake tickets.He also revealed that calm has been restored and extra paramedics have been deployed to attend to victims.In his words, he said: “We understand the alleged cause of the stampede to be people trying to sell or present fake tickets at the gate, one thing to another, resulting in the stampede.”Trophy sponsors also released the statement pictured below to address the incident: RelatedWEEKEND PREVIEW: The BIG 7October 27, 2018In “Articles”From Europe To Africa: Vincent Enyeama Plots Return To Football BUT On TWO ConditionsApril 18, 2020In “Featured”Daniel Akpeyi Dumps Chippa United for ChiefsJanuary 31, 2019In “Transfers”
Diego Costa scored both of Chelsea’s goals in a 2-2 draw with Watford last Boxing DayAfter last season’s dreadful start, Monday’s high-tempo, dramatic derby victory against West Ham was a hugely encouraging way for Chelsea to begin life under Antonio Conte. Now they face their first league away game under the Italian, looking to make it two wins out of two. Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 20 August 2016Referee: Jonathan Moss (Horsforth, West Yorkshire)Five key battles: Including Diego Costa v Sebastian ProdlBetVictor.com preview: Chelsea should be too good for WatfordVital statistic: Chelsea are undefeated in their last 10 matches against Watford in all competitions – the Hornets’ last win came in September 1999.Injuries and suspensionsWATFORDRuled out: Ben Watson (suspended).Fitness tests: Brice Dja Djedje (foot), Isaac Success (hamstring).CHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee). Possible starting line-upsWatford: Gomes; Cathcart, Prodl, Britos; Amrabat, Guedioura, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas; Ighalo, Deeney.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Kante; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Watford: D D L L W (5 points) • Home: D W D L L (5 points)Chelsea: W D D L D (6 points) • Away: D L W L W (7 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Watford – 1: Capoue.Chelsea – 1: Costa, Hazard.LAST FIVE MEETINGS3 Feb 2016: Watford 0 QPR 026 Dec 2015: Chelsea 2 Watford 24 Jan 2015: Chelsea 3 Watford 03 Jan 2010: Chelsea 5 Watford 014 Feb 2009: Watford 1 Chelsea 3Watford 0 wins, Chelsea 3 wins, 2 drawsSee also:Will these Chelsea players stay or go?The Watford v Chelsea quizChelsea boss wary of two Watford dangermenConte’s on a roll and Chelsea should be too good for WatfordWatford v Chelsea: five key battlesConte on Costa, Cuadrado, transfers, Watford and beating West HamWatford v Chelsea: Pedro in, Fabregas on benchChelsea youngsters beaten by Southampton despite fine goalFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO — Giants CEO Larry Baer will miss the first three months of the season after being suspended without pay by Major League Baseball for his role in a public altercation with his wife, Pam, on March 1.MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday that Baer’s leave of absence will be converted to an unpaid suspension that will last through July 1.Manfred released a statement Tuesday declaring that Baer, 61, shall have “no involvement in the operation of the Giants” and that the …
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Vijender SinghFour Indian boxers — L. Sarita Devi, L. Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh — made it into their respective gold medal bouts after Pinki Jangra lost her semi-final to settle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.To start the proceedings, former World Champion Sarita proved too good for Mozambique’s Maria Machongua to win all four rounds of two minutes each in the women’s 57-60 kg semi-final at the SECC Hall.Not only that, the veteran had a perfect 40 points from all three judges while her opponent had to settle for the bronze. In the final Saturday, the 32-year-old Manipuri cop will take on Australia’s Shelley Watts for the gold.Sarita’s state-mate Devendro also delivered a brilliant performance to beat Welsh Ashley Williams 3:0 in the men’s 49 kg last four bout. The 22-year-old Indian earned a maximum of 30 points from each of the three judges to enter the summit clash.The diminutive Indian faces a tough task next against defending champion Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland in the gold medal contest.Haryana’s Jangra then came out on top against Northern Ireland’s Steven Donnelley in the men’s 69 kg semi-final. After sharing the first two rounds, Jangra attacked Donnelley to come out the winner and will take on England’s Scott Fitzgerald in the final.In-form Olympic bronze medallist Vijender also came out with a stupendous performance to beat Connor Coyle of Northern Island 3:0 on points. The two-time Commonwealth Games medallist had a perfect score of 30 points in each round to Coyle’s 27 in the men’s 75 kg bout.advertisementEarlier, Pinki brought home India’s first medal from the discipline at the 2014 Games when she lost her women’s 48-51 kg semi-final to take home the bronze.The Haryana pugilist gave a tough fight to Michaela Walsh but the Northern Ireland woman’s height and better reach helped her win all four rounds.While Judge A gave both the boxers a total of 38 points, Judge B gave Michaela a perfect 40, four more than Pinki. Judge C too ruled in favour of Michaela, awarding her 39 points to Pinki’s 37.
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool winger Woodburn a target for Rangers boss Gerrardby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool winger Ben Woodburn is a target for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.The Scottish Sun says Gerrard attempted to land the attacker, 19, in the summer before his loan switch to Sheffield United.But Gerrard’s been alerted to his availability again after his old club cut short Woodburn’s season-long stay at Bramall Lane due to a lack of game time.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen for the Wales international to go back out on loan.However, Rangers face stiff competition with Blackburn, Brentford, Hull, West Brom and Wigan all interested.
TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index cruised to a new record high in its first day of trading for the year, as the loonie gained ground on the U.S. dollar.The S&P/TSX composite index surged 100.86 points to 16,309.99 on Tuesday, with energy and mining shares among major advancers on the commodity-heavy index.The February crude contract was down five cents to US$60.37 per barrel. A rally late in December sent oil to its highest price since June 2015.“Oil, up where it is right now, is maintaining that $60-plus level and at that price there are a lot of shale producers that are quite profitable,” said Craig Jerusalim, portfolio manager of Canadian equities at CIBC Asset Management.“And with the profitability of those shale producers we’re likely to see the supply response come on at this point. So it will be tough for prices to be maintained at these levels.”Elsewhere in commodities, the February natural gas contract was up 10 cents to US$3.06 per mmBTU, as the cold snap that continues to blanket many parts of North America is driving short-term natural gas prices higher.The February gold contract added US$6.80 to US$1,316.10 an ounce and the March copper contract was down two cents to US$3.28 a pound.South of the border, technology and health-care companies jumped as U.S. stocks started 2018 the same way they spent the last one: rising steadily and setting records.“This time of the year the prognostications are often for the continuance of the trend and it’s going to continue until there’s some sort of hiccup,” said Jerusalim.“But for the time being people are still optimistic…. It’s almost that fear of missing out where investors are chasing returns. At some point there’s going to be a catalyst that changes that sentiment.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average advanced 104.79 points to 24,824.01. The S&P 500 index was up 22.20 points to 2,695.81 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 103.51 points to 7,006.90, both record highs.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of $79.89 cents US, up 0.18 of a U.S. cent.Jerusalim said the loonie’s strength has been surprising given the divergence of macro data coming out of North America.“The United States has been stronger as of late. Combine that with interest rate policies where people are expecting interest rates to move higher south of the border where they’re expected to say flat in Canada,” he said.“That should suggest that the stronger loonie is not going to be sustainable in the medium term.”Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.
Tokyo: Tokyo Olympic organisers on Friday rolled out a pair of chatty robots they will put to work to assist wheelchair users at the 2020 Games as they continue to plug Japan’s cutting-edge technology. Billed as distant relations to beeping Star Wars drone R2D2, Toyota unveiled its human support (HSR) and delivery support robots (DSR), which are set to act as seat ushers and will fetch food and drinks for disabled fans at next year’s Olympics. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open In an Olympic first, the waist-high, robotic “volunteers” will breezily introduce themselves to customers, who can then place orders on a tablet. “Hello, everyone. I’m a lifestyle support robot,” the fully rotating HSR said in a demonstration. “I’ll fetch things for you. I also have an extendable arm that can pick things up if you drop them,” it added. In reality, the DSR “deli-bot” — with its built-in drinks tray — rather more closely resembles a moving dustbin with blinking lights, but Toyota insisted the technology would ensure a more comfortable Games experience for wheelchair users. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery “It will be much easier and more convenient to interact with robots,” Minoru Yamauchi, general manager of the 2020 robot development department, told AFP. “In the run-up to the Olympics we will work on other useful functions that they can carry out.” Toyota are currently planning to deploy 16 units of each droid at the 2020 Olympics. Games organisers also unveiled a Panasonic-developed exoskeleton suit to help with a range of Olympic-related chores, such as delivering or loading heavy baggage brought to Japan by athletes and officials. – Science fiction – =================== “We want to go beyond the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in terms of legacy,” said Hideyo Hirata, deputy executive director of technology services for the 2020 Games. “Often robots have not been seen as our friends,” he added, invoking dystopian science fiction. “But in Japan, people actually want to know how robots can help with and be part of our daily lives.” Driverless cars, facial recognition and ultra high-definition TV are just a few of the other ways Japan Inc. hopes to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to show the world it has regained its touch for innovation and technology. The last time Japan hosted the Olympics, in 1964, it launched the iconic bullet train — a sleek symbol of the country’s recovery from World War II. This time around there is speculation a flying car will be used to light the Olympic flame, although 2020 organisers are keen to stress the practical use of technology. Panasonic’s powered body suit went on sale last year at a cost of a little over USD 6,000 each, with more than 200 units already ordered. They have attracted interest in the farming sector, but similar products have been used for years in hospitals, helping caregivers lift injured or elderly patients. “Japan has a shrinking population, and an ageing one,” said Panasonic’s Yoshifumi Uchida. “We want to contribute to a society where people are not concerned about age or gender difference. These products are designed to help create a better future.”
Mumbai: If actor Kangana Ranaut’s tirade against Alia Bhatt wasn’t enough, the former’s sister Rangoli Chandel entered the ‘war of words’ zone, as did the Raazi actor’ mother Soni Razdan and co-actor Randeep Hooda. Kangana has been calling out Alia since earlier this year for not supporting her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. But in a recent interview, Alia merely said: “I respect Kangana’s work a lot and I respect her opinion. If she feels a particular way she must have reason to feel that way. I would rather remember how much she had praised me after watching Raazi. And I’d just like to focus on my work. Maybe she will appreciate me again if I work hard enough.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe controversy took a different turn with Kangana’s sister hitting out at Alia and her mother Soni Razdan, calling them “non Indians who are living off this land, using and abusing its people and its resources, lying about intolerance and spreading hatred”. Soni finally broke her silence over the issue. In a now-deleted tweet, she wrote: “Mahesh Bhatt is the man who has given her a break…She goes on to attack his wife and daughter. Daughter over and over again. What is left to be said then about abusing and hatred I wonder. Apart from character of course. Agenda. What’s hers?”