More business leadership needed to boost payroll giving, says CAF

first_imgMore business leadership needed to boost payroll giving, says CAF Howard Lake | 9 October 2013 | News Advertisement Business leaders and companies large and small need to set an example by actively encouraging giving to charity at work according to Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).The call to action was made in evidence presented at CAF’s Growing Giving inquiry into stimulating support for charities.Inquiry members David Blunkett MP, Andrew Percy MP and Baroness Tyler of Enfield heard a number of recommendations to companies including:encouraging employees to choose company charitiesoffering staff public recognition for supporting charitiesconsidering match-funding schemes to encourage giving.The inquiry has received evidence from major businesses including Google, WM Morrisons, BT and McDonalds on ways of promoting workplace giving,The central role of CEOs in encouraging charitable giving was also highlighted. For example, in a trial at Deutsche Bank, there was a rise participation of 12% when employees received a personalised email from the CEO inviting them to give up their salary for a day to donate to a charity.The full report, summing up all submissions collected for this stage of the inquiry, is available at no charge as a PDF.This summary plus reports from two other strands of the research will be collated in a final report to be published in early 2014.Chantell Mills-Callard, Senior Corporate Client Manager at the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “If those running businesses large and small lead from the front and encourage people to get involved in the causes they care about we can transform support for charities and make industry more effective.”  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Uber rush

first_imgLinkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email NewsLocal NewsUber rushBy Bernie English – August 10, 2015 1149 Twitter WhatsApp Printcenter_img ANXIOUS Limerick job seekers have sent a deluge of applications for the upcoming positions at Uber with 150 of 300 new jobs due to come on-stream by Christmas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Uber last week announced plans to open its first centre of excellence outside the United States in the city centre.The San Francisco based car service provider said it has been overwhelmed with the response from Limerick with hundreds applying for the first 50 jobs, which are currently advertised.And the good news continues, with coffee chain Starbucks due to start its fit-out on the ground floor of the Thomas Street building this week.There are a number of other high-profile companies in the mix for the rest of the space, creating at least 100 full and part-time job opportunities.Meanwhile Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Hanging Gardens site in Henry Street, which is in the final stages of being acquired by Limerick City and County Council, had attracted the interest of at least three prospective investors.He said that there was a lot of confidence that it could be the location for another 250 jobs or so when it is fully developed. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleGAA – Weekend results from Limerick GAANext articlePatient files sent to outside email Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSfeaturedJobslimerickuber last_img read more

MH370: Search to Enter New Phase

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today MH370: Search to Enter New Phase View post tag: phase May 1, 2014 View post tag: MH370 The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is commencing a new phase and will transition over the coming weeks to an intensified undersea search. View post tag: enter View post tag: New In the meantime Bluefin-21, which has completed its search of the 314 square kilometre area around the detections made by the Towed Pinger Locator, will continue to search adjacent areas.Mission 17 will commence when weather conditions improve allowing Bluefin-21 to be safely launched from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield.Ocean Shield will remain on station supporting Bluefin-21 search activity.Over the coming days the vessels that remain on standby for the search will transition to and from the search area.A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion also remains on standby in Perth.Other vessels and aircraft that have been engaged in the surface and aerial search will now transition to their respective national tasking in the coming days.[mappress]Press Release, May 1, 2014; Image: Wikimediacenter_img View post tag: search View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Share this article MH370: Search to Enter New Phaselast_img read more

Svetlana Boym, 54

first_imgPortions of this Minute appeared in William Mills Todd III, “Svetlana Boym, 1959–2015,” Slavic Review 75, no. 3 (2016): 820–22, doi:10.5612/slavicreview.75.3.0820. At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 4, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.Svetlana Boym was born in Leningrad on April 29, 1959, and died on August 5, 2015, in Boston. She had been ill for almost a year, but only a few knew the full extent of her disease. Always oriented toward present and future projects, she wanted us to think of her as a young artist, not a fatally ill person. She never failed to surprise, delight, and inspire her community with her brilliant formulations, oral and written, with her creative work, which was no less varied and prolific than her critical writing, and with her abilities to get to the heart of a problem, to be original without trying, and, like her guiding intellectual lights Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt, to never confuse the aesthetic, the ethical, and the political, although she had a rare talent for bringing them into close proximity. Of the many surprises she offered us, her death was the only one that was not joyous, luminescent, and mind changing.“I agree with all of the previous orators” was a favorite phrase, delivered with a merry mock-Soviet solemnity, but she would inevitably go on to disagree, graciously and constructively but firmly, whether in committee meetings or on conference panels or in dinner-table conversations. In Soviet Leningrad, she early on showed signs of this independence, once refusing to disassemble and clean an AK-47, a required part of her school program. Her curiosity and sense of adventure brought her to an early love of film, philosophy, art, and foreign languages. She studied Spanish at the Herzen State Pedagogical Institute in Leningrad, but had already decided to emigrate in her late teens. She left without her parents, Yuri and Musa Goldberg, engineers whose application to emigrate would continue to be denied for nearly another decade (a young KGB officer named Vladimir Putin told them they would never see their daughter again). After completing an M.A. in Hispanic literatures at Boston University, she entered our Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature, where she added French and Russian literature to her fields of interest, quickly mastering the subjects that interested her (theory, modern poetry, the essay) and treating others, notoriously Old Church Slavonic, as she had once treated the AK-47 in her Soviet school.When Harvard advertised a joint teaching position in the undergraduate Literature and History and Literature programs, Svetlana applied and overwhelmed her interviewers. The ink was barely dry on her dissertation when the Harvard University Press published it as “Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet” in 1991, and she had already begun her second book, “Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia” (1994), which she completed before her tenure review. She earned this promotion with her numerous publications, her inspired teaching, and her willingness to contribute to many programs: Slavic, Comparative Literature, the Davis Center, Visual and Environmental Studies, the Graduate School of Design, and the Humanities Center.Those first two books set the standard for what was to follow. She addressed major problems in the humanities, the death of the author and mythologies of everyday life. She took full cognizance of theories fashionable and unfashionable, but even as a very young scholar-critic she quickly established her own voice and perspectives. Her favorite modern essayists and theoreticians (Shklovsky, Nabokov, Barthes, Derrida, Foucault, Certeau, to name a few) attracted her by their humor and playfulness, not by their algorithms, and she critically set them off against her full range of literary, cultural, and historical references, often to their detriment. While she acknowledged with self-irony her need for help with English’s definite articles, her writing in English became superbly nuanced, playful, and incisive. Her mastery of the personal voice lent depth of experience to this critical writing.While completing these scholarly projects and beginning a third, Svetlana found time to make a short documentary film, write prize-winning short fiction, complete a play, “The Woman Who Shot Lenin” (1990), begin a multi-layered experimental novel, “Ninochka,” appropriately published in the SUNY series “The Margins of Literature” (2003), and mount several exhibitions with accompanying catalogues. Her third book, “The Future of Nostalgia” (2001), grew from the conclusion to her second. As with her previous books, this work reconceived a current issue, memory, but took it to new places, from dinosaurs to Nabokov, from St. Petersburg and Berlin to cyberspace and “e-space.” Conceptually, The Future of Nostalgia developed a resolutely non-sentimental distinction between “restorative nostalgia,” which can eventuate in paranoiac nationalism, and ironic “reflective nostalgia,” which can foster empathy and be a creative emotion. The book, often quoted and her best-known work to date, leaves no doubt about where she stood in this range of possibilities.Her fourth book, “Another Freedom: The Alternative History of an Idea” (2010), is her most literary and philosophical. It neglects neither concrete historical nor political situations, but it begins and ends by celebrating the unknown, the experience of adventure and of the “infinitely improbable,” a term she adapted from Hannah Arendt.In different forms, Svetlana pictured the landscape of the ruin, the everyday, the banal, the marginal, the gap, the missing link, and the transit space. She liked to reveal the unseen that hides in full view, bringing to light the “unmemorable” and the “unmonumental” in cosmopolitan culture.Meanwhile, she had also become known as a photographer and media artist, exploring nostalgic technology, and at the time of her death, she was at work on several new projects, including a film about the refugee camp in Vienna where she had stayed after leaving the USSR. Her posthumous book, “The Off-Modern,” a manifesto and memoir of her creative and critical eye, always drawn “off center,” is forthcoming. She is survived by her parents; by her husband, Dana Villa, the Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame; and by her devoted students, who are publishing a collection of her writings. Her life and work will be the subject of a documentary film.Respectfully submitted,Giuliana BrunoJudith RyanSusan Rubin SuleimanWilliam Mills Todd III, Chairlast_img read more