Leadership development programme seeks charity participants for 2021

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 16 November 2020 | News Tagged with: corporate mentoring Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels Leadership development programme seeks charity participants for 2021center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity leaders are sought to take part in a free one-year personal and professional development programme.The Growth Project pairs 10 charity leaders with 10 business leaders and offers eight group learning sessions, as well as regular one-to-one meetings between partners. It aims to bring participants together to share learning, and to provide charity leaders with knowledge and skills to help them drive efficiencies and effectiveness within their charity. The range of topics includes Building Networks, Creating Shared Experiences, Governance, Storytelling and Optimising Leadership Potential, and the programme is delivered at no cost to the charity leader.Business leaders attend the group sessions with their charity leader partner, sharing ideas and knowledge throughout the course. This also provides a leadership development opportunity for the business leader who is challenged to develop their influencing skills and take what they have learnt back to their organisation.As well as the eight group sessions, each pair will also meet regularly on their own.There will be two cohorts in 2021, starting in March, and there is a deadline of 30 November for applications.To be eligible, charity applicants must be the leader of an emerging charity, with an annual revenue of under £5m a year and have at least one project in operation. They must also be based in the UK and able to commit to the workshop dates.The Growth Project is a non-profit organisation. It launched in 2013 in Australia with the aim of positively impacting 100 charity leaders and 100 business leaders over the course of five years to 2020. In the UK it is a separate UK legal entity operating under a legal agreement with The Growth Project in Australia. Here it aims to help 50 charities and leaders over a three-year period. It launched its first UK programme in March this year, which will be followed by two programmes in 2021 and a further two in 2022.More information is available on The Growth Project site.  288 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

Indonesia starts school year with caution during pandemic

first_imgAfter months of studying from home, students in several parts of the archipelago returned to school on Monday in accordance with the so-called “new normal” protocols in their respective communities.In the meantime, a number of other regions continued to exercise caution and carried on with their online learning policies as the COVID-19 health crisis has shown no sign of abating anytime soon.In East Nusa Tenggara, students returned to their classrooms as junior and senior high schools in 13 regencies and cities across the province – including the provincial capital Kupang, East Manggarai regency, Rote Ndao regency, East Flores regency, and Central Sumba regency – were permitted to resume their normal educational activities this week, albeit with a renewed emphasis on physical distancing and personal hygiene. Furthermore, students should also be given practical lessons on health protocols so they can develop new habits to minimize the risks of infection, Habel said.Read also: Teachers, parents fret over health risks as schools prepare to reopen“Parents shouldn’t simply tell [their children] to wash their hands, but they should also demonstrate how to do it properly,” Habel added.Similarly, junior and senior high school students in Jambi city, Jambi, were also allowed to return to their classrooms on Monday, kompas.com reported.Jambi Mayor Syarif Fasha said the decision to reopen schools in the city was partly because hundreds of students in the region lacked access to online learning technology.He noted that the reopening was met with enthusiasm among students, as evidenced by the 50 percent attendance rate on Monday. He expected the attendance rate to reach 100 percent by the end of the month.“For the time being, [studying at school] is not mandatory. If a student has [breathing issues], for instance, they will be allowed to study remotely,” Syarif said.Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim allowed 104 regencies and cities considered to be “green zones” across the country to reopen junior and senior high schools on July 13, which also marked the start of the new school year.However, elementary school students are still required to study from home until further notice.Amid Monday’s reopenings, some other regions remained cautious, with students told to continue studying from home because of health and safety concerns.Read also: Indonesia shifts from ‘new normal’ to ‘adapting to new habits’The Riau Islands administration, for instance, has prohibited schools from reopening as the threat of COVID-19 has yet to subside in the region.“Based on our field inspection, schools – specifically senior high schools and vocational schools – haven’t reopened. We will [impose sanctions] if they do reopen,” Riau Islands Education Agency character building division head Adimaja told The Jakarta Post, adding that learning activities had mostly taken place online.He went on to say that a few vocational schools in Batam had been permitted to allow students to resume outdoor activities, while still adhering to strict health protocols.Akmal, who serves as a principal at Kartini Senior High School in Batam, said schools could be reopened for in-person learning as soon as the region was declared a “green zone”. “[The reopening] also depends on the parents’ approval,” Akmal said.In Medan, North Sumatra, however, students flocked to schools despite the local administration’s restrictions. Based on the Post’s observations, many students were not wearing face masks.“On the first day of school, we sang together and wrote down our personal information. We had fun,” said Dori, a seventh grader at SMP 4 state junior high school in Medan.North Sumatra Education Agency secretary Alpian Hutahuruk expressed dismay over the unsanctioned reopenings, saying it endangered students.Read also: Indonesian schools not ready for ‘new normal’: Survey“This could put students in peril. We have prohibited [schools from reopening]. No school in North Sumatra may reopen when the COVID-19 [transmission rate] is still high,” said Alpian, adding that the administration would reach out to schools that were found to have violated the regulation.Separately, national COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo said the government had considered allowing schools in “yellow zones” to reopen because of high public demand.“We are reviewing several public requests to allow [students] in yellow zones to go back to school,” Doni said after a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday.As of Monday, Indonesia had recorded 76,981 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,656 deaths linked to the disease. (rfa)Topics : Despite the high-spirited school reopenings across the province, some parents have conveyed their collective anxiety about their children’s well-being.Habel Manafe, whose child attends SMA 3 state senior high school in Kupang, called on schools to implement strict health protocols to ensure the safety of students, teachers and other staff members.“For us, it goes without saying that once schools reopen, they must [enforce] health protocols. This includes implementing physical distancing measures, for instance, by putting some distance between seats in the classroom,” Habel told the press on Monday, adding that students must also be required to wear face masks.Habel went on to say that having students tested for COVID-19 was crucial as schools adjusted to new norms.last_img read more

Syracuse is exploring new ways to get to the quarterback

first_imgTwo North Carolina State offensive linemen met Kendall Coleman at the line of scrimmage. The left tackle chipped Coleman, slowing down his start off the snap. As Syracuse’s co-leader in sacks spun inside, the ball left Ryan Finley’s hands for a 67-yard Wolfpack touchdown.But teams focusing on Coleman and fellow sacks leader Alton Robinson has led to pass rushing opportunities from other players.A third down two series later, Syracuse blitzed two linebackers while North Carolina State held in six blockers. The blockers should’ve negated the rush. But upon the snap Robinson crashed inside and brought both the tackle and guard with him. Robinson’s quick jump opened up space for linebackers Kielan Whitner and Andrew Armstrong on the outside, with one NC State running back to beat.  The back chose to block Armstrong, allowing Whitner to run free through the hole Robinson and his opposing lineman left. Whitner went untouched through the backfield and forced an erroneous pass from Finley.“Those guys do such a great job on the outside, it kind of frees us up,” Whitner said. “It either leaves us with one on ones or leaves us with a back and that’s a better matchup for us than a guard or a tackle.”Throughout the matchup on Oct. 27, in which Syracuse recorded one sack for the second consecutive game, the Orange faced six, seven or eight-man blocking schemes. As the season has carried on, No. 13 Syracuse (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) has seen “different protections and quicker passes,” Coleman said. Both he and defensive end Robinson entered the bye in Week 7 with six sacks, ranking each top-10 nationally. In SU’s last three games, the duo has tallied one sack each.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I mean the sacks are out there. We just got to find a way to go get them,” Coleman said Oct. 30 prior to the Wake Forest game. “If they’re putting the ball in the air, that means that there’s a chance. So statistically that still falls back on us, but we’re getting different looks and that’s something that we got to adjust to and play through.”Laura Angle| Digital Design EditorAt times this year, both Coleman and Robinson have utilized speed rushes on the outside. Coleman called he and Robinson’s pursuit of a sack a “race to the quarterback.” But when teams add linemen, Syracuse adjusts its schemes.Against Wake Forest, as the opposing offensive line again struggled to contain Robinson and Coleman, the Syracuse defense broke through for more than just quarterback pressures. In the first quarter, Coleman rushed off the outside edge. As Coleman closed in on Sam Hartman, the freshman quarterback stepped up in the pocket. He had little room to maneuver. Kenneth Ruff powered his way through his guard and downed Hartman for a sack.The situation repeated itself on several occasions, leading to four sacks from a backup defensive linemen, a linebacker and a safety. When Hartman tried to escape the rush in the first quarter, middle linebacker Ryan Guthrie grabbed Hartman by the ankles. As Hartman held onto the ball too long later in the quarter, safety Evan Foster took the quarterback down.In the second quarter, Coleman fired off before the left tackle in front of him and ripped inside. Hartman scrambled. Moving outside and away from the protection of his linemen, Hartman stood exposed. Guthrie pounced and sank Hartman into the ground for an 11-yard loss.Guthrie finished the game with two sacks and Syracuse’s season total increased to 27. Tied for 16th best in the nation, SU has 11 more sacks than it did in 2017. As the season has carried on, it hasn’t been because of the unit’s premier pass rushers. And they don’t care.“I feel like we’ve created the image that we are such a threat that it’s caused the other team to change the offense a little bit, and I’m fine with that,” Coleman said. Published on November 7, 2018 at 10:12 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Havelange, FIFA king who abdicated in corruption scandal, dead at 100

first_imgMoney games Havelange neither drank nor smoked and met with Pope John Paul II on no less than three occasions. However, there was a less savory side to the clean-living sports powerbroker.Amid swirling allegations of corruption, Havelange resigned from the IOC in December 2011. Officially he left for health reasons, but his departure was two days before he was due to face an ethics investigation into allegations he had taken bribes to funnel contracts to a marketing company called ISL.In 2013, Havelange resigned as honorary president of FIFA after confirmation of reports that he had taken bribes.Critics say that corruption was as much Havelange’s legacy as the successful internationalization of football. His successor Blatter would himself announce his resignation in June 2015 after a massive corruption probe led to the arrests of seven top FIFA officials.Havelange still casts a long shadow over international sport.Athletes competing in the Rio Games race in a stadium which — despite complaints from some quarters — still bears the name: Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium. Global game Under Havelange the World Cup expanded from a 16-nation event focused on Europe and a few South American sides to the planet-wide sporting festival it has become.By the time Havelange handed over the FIFA reins to Sepp Blatter in 1998, the number of competing nations had doubled to 32, with 12 coming from Asia, Africa or the CONCACAF region for North and Central America and the Caribbean.He also oversaw FIFA’s inauguration of the Under-17 World Cup, the World Youth Cup, the Women’s World Cup, the Indoor World Cup and also introduced the Confederations’ Cup, played between continental champions.“I did not become president of FIFA just to watch good football and applaud,” Havelange said just before making way for Blatter. Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Joao Havelange, who has died at 100, was the man who made FIFA a global powerhouse, only to resign under a cloud of corruption that has darkened the world footballing body’s reputation.His death was confirmed Tuesday by the Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He had been treated there as recently as July for pneumonia.As head of FIFA for 24 years and with half a century on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Havelange thought and acted big, becoming a central figure in the evolution of today’s sporting mega-events.Among his last achievements was to use his clout to help Rio win its bid to host this year’s Olympic Games — the first held in South America.Havelange “sees the world through a telescope and not through a microscope,” former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said.Born to a wealthy Belgian immigrant family in Rio de Janeiro in 1916, Jean-Marie Faustin Goedefroid de Havelange graduated with a law degree, but sport was his true love.He represented Brazil in swimming at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and again in Helsinki in 1952, where he was on the water polo team.His real calling turned out to be in management where he rose to the top echelons of sporting bodies, setting a standard for the kind of lengthy — and deeply entrenched — reigns that some critics blame for fostering a culture of corruption.Havelange was president of the Brazilian Sports Confederation for 15 years and joined the Brazilian Olympic Committee in 1955, then the IOC in 1963 where he would remain until 2011.In 1974 he got the job of FIFA president, succeeding Sir Stanley Rous as the first non-European in the role. Over the next quarter century Havelange would change the way the world experienced football.last_img read more

Inmate serving life-sentence believes he should be released after he had to be resuscitated

first_imgAn inmate who is serving a life-sentence without parole says he believes he has served his sentence and should be released from prison after he fell ill and had to be resuscitated.Benjamin Schreiber filed a motion for his release first to a district court and then to the the Iowa Court of Appeals.According to the report, the inmate who was convicted of first-degree murder in 1997, developed large kidney stones in 2015 which eventually led to him becoming septic. Schreiber was said to have fell unconscious in his cell and was taken to the hospital where he was resuscitated five times by medical staff.Schreiber now claims that he is being held illegally in prison because he ” momentarily died at the hospital, thereby fulfilling his ‘life’ sentence … Because his sentence has been fulfilled, he argues, he is imprisoned illegally and should be immediately released.”The district court denied Schreiber’s motion and on Wednesday, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decision that Schreiber should remain in custody.The appeals court reported that those guilty of a class A felony “must spend the rest of their natural life in prison, regardless of how long that period of time ends up being or any events occurring before the defendant’s life ends.”It is unclear if  Schreiber plans to continue pleading his case.last_img read more

Mother Accused in Newborn Dumpster Case Wants Confession Thrown Out

first_imgThe woman accused of throwing her newborn child into a dumpster in West Boca Raton earlier this year is asking to have her confession thrown out.Rafaelle Sousa was arrested in May, when her newborn baby girl was found inside a dumpster, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. She admitted to to delivering the infant, placing her in a bag, and then throwing her in the dumpster.The 35-year-old Sousa also told authorities she went back twice in order to ensure the baby was dead, but did not approach the bag because there were people in the area. The girl was returned to her father’s custody in July.Court documents show Sousa’s lawyers filed a motion to suppress her statements last Monday, claiming that her Miranda rights were not read to her properly because of a language barrier.Sousa’s lawyers explain she is from Brazil and only communicates in Portuguese. They claim that detectives “failed to give a core warning under Miranda” to Sousa, and that she was not informed what she said could be used against her in court.She has a hearing scheduled for December 19 at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Fast food worker fires shots after argument over a sandwich

first_imgA Florida man fired shots after a dispute over making a sandwich.According to Palm Beach County sheriff officials 18-year-old Destin Garcia, and a co-worker at the Subway inside the Palm Springs, Florida, Walmart got into a dispute on Black Friday over a sandwich. Police say the co-worker made herself a wrap instead of a sandwich and did not pay the difference of about a dollar. Garcia became angry and showed up to the co-worker’s home the next morning.Investigators say Garcia pushed the woman, causing her husband to come outside. He then pulled out a gun and said “Do you think it’s a game?” and fired two shots near the woman’s feet. Police say the couple ran away and Garcia drove off. Garcia is now facing aggravated assault charges with a bail set at $100,000.Subway’s national office has not responded following the incident.last_img read more

Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach has a new name

first_imgThe amphitheater located at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach formerly known as the “Coral Sky Amphitheater” is now named “iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre.”iTHINK Financial announced a multi-year deal with Live Nation to become the new name-in-title-sponsor of the amphitheater on Thursday via Twitter: New Year, NEW NAME, New Shows! Introducing iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds! We’re gearing up for an epic 2020 Concert Season, & we’re proud to be partnering with iTHINK Financial as our new name-in-title sponsor.#iTHINKFiAmp pic.twitter.com/sfDSjtOFuH— iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (@ithinkfiamp) January 16, 2020last_img

Death up to 22 from Turkey earthquake; 1,100 hurt

first_imgThe magnitude-6.8 quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province of Turkey, caused multiple buildings to collapse and has injured over 1,000 people.Rescue workers try to reach people under a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Elazig in the eastern Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing scores of people, Turkish officials said. (IHA via AP) Officials say the death toll is now up to 22.Rescue teams continue to work overtime in search for survivors.Turkey’s disaster and emergency preparedness agency says the earthquake was followed by 398 aftershocks.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the funeral of a mother and son killed in the quake while visiting the hardest-hit areas Saturday afternoon.last_img read more

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Docks in New Jersey with 12 Possible Cases of Coronavirus on Board

first_imgA Royal Caribbean cruise ship has docked in New Jersey with 12 passengers quarantined for possible coronavirus. Local news reports say several ambulances were seen pulling up to the dock as the ship arrived in Bayonne this morning. The quarantined passengers will all be tested by officials from the CDC, who were on hand to greet the ship. The 12 passengers are all Chinese nationals, who began showing symptoms during the cruise, which is returning from the Bahamas. Another cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, is docked in Japan with 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 9 Americans on board. Senator Marco Rubio wants the FDA to reassure the public about the coronavirus.The Florida Republican and others sent a letter yesterday to the Food and Drug Administration as the disease’s death toll exceeds 600 people including a doctor who was the first to alert the Chinese government about the disease which has no cure.In the letter, Rubio and others ask the FDA to guarantee the safety and supply of pharmaceuticals, food and medical supplies being imported from China. As of now, the number of cases tops 30-thousand with 12 in the U.S.last_img read more