Trust in charities rose to high of 64% in 2017, says nfpSynergy

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 25 January 2018 | News  194 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 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 Trust in charities rose to high of 64% in 2017, says nfpSynergycenter_img Charities rose to the fifth most trusted public institution last year with trust levels peaking at 64% according to nfpSynergy.nfpSynergy’s Trust in Charity report for 2017 shows that public trust peaked early last year, before plateauing in the 55-60% range, and ending the year with 60% of people saying they trusted them a great deal or quite a lot.By the end of 2017, charities were ranked just behind the NHS, the Armed Forces, the police, and schools for most trusted public institution, up from 12th place two years ago, which saw charities placed behind TV and radio stations.Charity supporters show much higher levels than non-supporters, with 70% saying they had a great deal or quite a lot of trust in November last year, compared to 40% of non-supporters. Women also trust charities more than men, at 63% compared to 56%, while age groups are broadly similar, with 58%-62% in each bracket saying they trust charities a great deal or quite a lot.Trust in the FRSB and now Fundraising Regulator is lower but has also risen – more than doubling since 2009: from 15% to 37%.Despite the increase in trust however, in the report, nfpSynergy says that there is no evidence in its research that increases or decreases in trust in the general public have had any impact on levels of giving or volunteering.nfpSynergy surveyed online 1000 people representative of the UK population by age, gender and social class for the survey, in February, April, August and November 2017.  193 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Nfpsynergy Research / statistics trust Advertisementlast_img read more

Yinson’s Adoon FPSO in another 3-month contract extension

first_imgNigerian oil company Addax Petroleum has extended the contract for Yinson’s Adoon FPSO for another three months, pending discussion for a potential longer-term deal.Malaysia’s Yinson on Friday said:” In view that negotiations are still ongoing as to a substantive extension of the tenure of the contract, Addax has via a letter dated 21 November 2018 further extended the Contract on an interim basis from 16 January 2019 to 16 April 2019 upon the existing terms and conditions.”As Offshore Energy Today previously reported, Addax, a subsidiary of China’s Sinopec, in October extended the FPSO contract keeping it employed until January 16, 2019.The 1985-built vessel, moored at the Antan field offshore Nigeria, won its first contract with Addax in October 2006. After the original contract expired on October 16, 2014, it was extended for another year.After that, the contract was extended for another three years to October 16, 2018.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

WPB mayor says they are in the ‘early stages’ of planning to reopen the city

first_imgMayor Keith James of West Palm Beach has announced that he and city officials are currently in the process of planning how they will reopen the city.The mayor spoke about what he and city officials have been discussing during a press conference Friday afternoon.“We are in the very early stages of thinking about the process of reopening our city, and what that might look like … we have to look at our reopening not as a big splash, but rather as a gradual flow like the slow opening of a faucet,” James said Friday.So what are they waiting on ? James says they want to make sure they have done enough testing and that the rate of infection is really beginning to curve:“We need to make sure we’re having ample testing, so we know who is affected by this virus, so we can adjust accordingly and make sure appropriate people have been quarantined and isolated and not risk a spike once we do reopen,” said James.While city officials are working on how they will reopen the city, they are also being proactive in making sure residents and businesses are taken care of now.City of officials have developed programs that offer short-term loans of $5,000 to $10,000 to help small businesses.“We are starting to cut checks to our local businesses to help support them. We have approved 15 business applications for loans totaling $139,000,” said James.They have also deployed a nursing home and assistant living facility task force to assess the needs of the city’s most vulnerable population, and they are helping residents who have lost their jobs with a rental eviction protection program.For a list of available resources including testing sites and open businesses, just visit the West Palm Beach Covid-19 toolbox.last_img read more

The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior

first_imgThe league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time.The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition. UConn, which is scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference has road games scheduled at Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and San Jose State. Lamont said should the team travel to a state where infection rates remain high, Husky players would be subject to Connecticut’s 14-day quarantine rule upon their return to Storrs.“Gov. Lamont has done a tremendous job leading our state through this difficult time,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “We will continue to consult with his team and follow the guidance of state and public health officials to find the best path forward.”___Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The move announced Thursday will cost Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo just under $250,000 and football coach Mel Tucker a little more than a quarter million dollars based on a 7% cut in pay for employees making at least $500,000. ___More AP sports: and July 16, 2020 In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.”The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s reluctant to allow UConn’s football team to travel to states with high coronavirus infection rates this fall. Michigan State athletic Bill Beekman will reduce his $750,000 salary by 10%. Athletic department employees who make $100,000 to $149,999 will have their salaries reduced by 2%. The pay cuts will begin Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2021.___The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition.___The Cancun Challenge basketball tournament for men and women has been moved from Mexico to Melbourne, Florida, because of the coronavirus. “Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’ The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus. The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand.“If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks.___Organizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans. Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later.Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available.___The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester. The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday.Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players. The games will be played at Eastern Florida State College. Details on the fields and schedule will be released later. Last year’s event was held in late November.___The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month. Associated Press The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point.___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships. The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week. The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.last_img read more

1st Annual Small Business Week with the FSJ Chamber of Commerce

first_imgHave you ever had your credit card information stolen and used to make fraudulent purchases? The Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to all merchants.Tuesday, October 22nd, 20199:30 am to 11:30 am – Presenter:  Sarah Finall IRCC Outreach officers provide targeted information to help employers address skills shortages and labour market needs when there are not enough Canadian and Permanent Resident workers. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Presenter: George Emmett G8Solutions The best leaders are situational leaders. They know how and when to provide the right leadership to help their team members succeed.Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The FSJ Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its first Small Business Week with Boost your Biz.During Boost your Biz will be events taking place between Monday, October 21st to Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre.– Advertisement -Monday, October 21st, 2019 7:00 am to 8:30 am – Small Business Week “BOOST YOUR BIZ” Proclamation Breakfast. Join Mayor Lori Ackerman and FSJ Chamber President Christopher Flury to declare the official opening of Small Business Week.9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Presenter: Jacqueline JenningsFuturpreneur Facilitated by Jacqueline Jennings, business consultant, strategist and entrepreneur coach, this workshop is designed to empower everyone in contributing to a strong business community.1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Presenter: Ron Borsholm   Advertisement  9:30 am to 11:30 am – Presenter – Graham Quast  55% of Canadian companies know they are victims of fraud and many more are unaware. Most frauds are committed by individuals in a position of trust.1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Presenter: Jenna MorlandMoose FM If you are in business you probably are utilizing social media to share information, promote your business and connect with your customers.4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Mega Mixer An opportunity to show off and share what’s going on with your business this fall. Enjoy an evening of fun – promote your business, catch-up with clients and make new friends.Thursday, October 24th. 2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Presenters:  Lynne Fisher and Jennifer Moore  Advertisementcenter_img In Canada, an estimated 80% of business are family-owned*. Yet only a third of these businesses are currently planning for their future succession.11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Join for lunch and the 2019 Small Business Week Awards Luncheon.Celebrate Fort St. John’s community and Chamber members who contribute to the business and economic success of our region.For more information and tickets on the event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Giant club target Klopp, Mourinho in Man United talks, Hazard waits for Real

first_img 3 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was a target for Real Madmrid in the summer as a replacement for Zinedine Zidane. (Mundo Deportivo)Juventus have ruled out making a move to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United. (The Guardian)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will meet with club chief Ed Woodward in London on Thursday for clear-the-air talks before a board meeting. (The Sun)United are said to be relaxed over David de Gea’s future, despite not yet agreeing an extension to his current contract, which expires at the end of the season. (ESPN) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has been linked with a shock move to Barcelona, with the Spaniard reportedly on a list of left-backs being considered as back-up to Jordi Alba. (Mundo Deportivo)Manchester City could re-sign 18-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, having inserted a buy-back clause into his £8million transfer to the Bundesliga club. (Manchester Evening News)City are planning talks with 22-year-old Leroy Sane over a contract extension. (The Sun)Tottenham are plotting a January move for 21-year-old Lyon and France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will personally scout Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic during the international break – FULL  STORYMourinho has told Manchester United to sign Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar and AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, both 23, in the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has split with his long-standing agent, which is claimed could lead to a return to the Premier League. (Daily Telegraph) John Terry is apparently set for his first job in management with Aston Villa targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Transfer gossip on RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED targets 3 Chelsea star Eden Hazard is reportedly waiting to hear from Real Madrid over whether they will look to sign him in the summer before deciding on his future at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Telegraph)The Blues’ Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen is unhappy at his lack of playing time under new manager Maurizio Sarri – FULL STORYMonaco are lining up Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to replace Leonardo Jardim as manager, after the former striker reportedly passed up on the Aston Villa job. (The Sun)Chelsea legend John Terry’s chances of being appointed Aston Villa manager have been boosted after Henry turned down the role. (The Times)Villa players are backing 37-year-old Terry, who was the Championship club’s captain last season, to get the job. (Daily Mirror) Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January round up all the biggest transfer gossip and latest football stories from Wednesday’s papers and online… What are Manchester United playing at with David de Gea? LATEST IN DEMAND moving on Latest exclusives and football headlines:‘Thierry Henry is NOT taking the Aston Villa job, but John Terry is in the running’, Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT‘Losing Eden Hazard would be a DISASTER for Chelsea’, says Harry Redknapp on talkSPORT‘Eden Hazard would be a MASSIVE player for Real Madrid’ – Chelsea star’s move to Spain is inevitable, says Danny Higginbotham‘I nearly fell off the couch when Alan Shearer said I should get an England call-up’, Wolves captain Conor Coady tells talkSPORTInter Milan in shock move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany – reportsMan United ready to move for Barcelona hero as contract talks fail to materialiseWest Ham hope to end Declan Rice contract saga by offering teenager new deal with massive pay riseLiverpool and Manchester United target Steven Bergwijn has had no transfer offers, insists agentBarcelona plot shock January swoop for Reds defender Alberto MorenoBallon d’Or 2018: Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah leads Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in fan votelast_img read more

Giants buzz: Kikuchi sweepstakes, plan for Posey, A’s trades

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Mets shipped out top prospects for All-Star closer Edwin Diaz and veteran hitter Robinson Cano. The Nationals shelled out $140 million for free agent starter Patrick Corbin. The St. Louis Cardinals completed a massive trade, acquiring Paul Goldschmidt in exchange for three prospects from the Diamondbacks.So what are the Giants waiting for?CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photos on your mobile device.That’s a loaded question that can’t be answered succinctly, …last_img

Warriors running out of solutions to limit Steph Curry’s fouls

first_imgAfter Curry pointed about 10 rows up behind the bench, Kerr looked at Sonya Curry … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The tactical suggestions did not work. The positive reinforcement did not work, either.So when Stephen Curry fell into foul trouble once again during a recent game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr asked him a pointed question.“Steph, where is your mom?” Kerr asked.last_img

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Davos

first_imgDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum 2018.Davos, Switzerland – The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, today arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead a high-level government, business and labour delegation to the 2018 World Economic Forum annual meeting scheduled from 23-26 January 2018.This year’s event is held under the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.Deputy President Ramaphosa will join various discussion platforms in Davos with an aim to develop a response to new strategies towards transforming governance in various parts of the world.South Africa last week announced a number of measures to strengthen governance and management of its state-owned enterprises. This is part of an ongoing broader effort to restore confidence in the economy. The South African government will continue to act decisively to address challenges at its key state-owned enterprises to restore public and investor confidence and to ensure that they fulfil their economic and developmental mandates.The WEF Davos forum presents South Africa with a platform to showcase its attractiveness as an investment destination and trade partner; set out plans that are unfolding to secure improved and inclusive economic growth; and contribute to efforts to respond to societal challenges globally.Team South Africa under the leadership of Deputy President Ramaphosa will utilise the opportunity presented by WEF to communicate that South Africa remains open for business and to highlight the work that the government, working together with business and labour, is doing to ensure an improved economic outlook and nurturing for a higher economic growth trajectory.The delegation will also re-emphasise that South Africa has a stable and predictable macroeconomic framework which continues to underpin economic policy, ensuring that the country remains attractive for investment.The team will also be placing emphasis on its plans to transforms the economy to ensure that its citizens enter new jobs and benefit from the new investments attracted in partnership with business and organised labour.Fourteen actions to boost investor confidence were developed in 2017 with specific deadlines with deliverables including to ensure continuity of fiscal consolidation trajectory and the funding and broader reforms in the areas of governance and private sector participation in SOEs as well as finalising outstanding legislation and policy positions to enhance investor confidence.Deputy President Ramaphosa will also hold various meetings with high-level political and business leaders from various countries.The South African delegation includes a broad range of leadership from various sectors of the economy and society, with Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba as the lead minister and coordinator.Deputy President Ramaphosa will be supported by the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Jeff Radebe; Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel; Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies; Minister of Public Works, Nkosinathi Nhleko and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.EnquiriesTyrone Seale: +27 83 5757 440.Acting spokesperson for the Deputy President of South Africa.last_img read more

Roofing and Siding Jobs Are Energy-Retrofit Opportunities

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Unlike governments in Germany and the U.K., the U.S. government hasn’t yet enacted an energy policy aimed at addressing global climate change. As a result, prices for carbon-based fuels in the U.S. are far lower than in most European countries.If Americans continue along our current energy path, wrenching climate change is almost inevitable. That’s why many energy experts advise Americans to prepare for the eventual implementation of steep carbon taxes on heating fuel and electricity.One prominent environmental organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists, has called for an 80% reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and two states (California and New Jersey) have adopted that target as a state goal. The 2030 Challenge, a program endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, sets a goal of implementing energy retrofits designed to reduce energy use by 50% at 1.5 million U.S. homes annually between now and 2030.It’s unclear whether the U.S. will be able to meet these challenging targets. But attaining the targets would require almost every U.S. home to under a deep-energy retrofit. In most cases, the work would require walls and roofs to be covered with a thick layer of exterior insulation.The logical time to do this work is when siding or roofing is replaced.It stands to reason, therefore, that siding and roofing contractors should:Unfortunately, few siding and roofing contractors have taken these steps. Although the upcoming need for massive numbers of deep energy retrofits is understood by many climate scientists and energy experts, this type of work isn’t on the radar screen of most contractors. In fact, customers who are interested in exterior foam retrofits have to search far and wide to find a siding or roofing contractor familiar with the required details.My good friend… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more