Howard Lake | 5 July 2000 | News 16 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporate Citizen Corporate Citizen, the Journal of Company Involvement in the Community, has published some of the content of its last edition online, together with content from past issues going back to Autumn 1998. The magazine is published three times a year by the Directory of Social Change. Appropriately enough, the Corporate Citizen microsite was funded by the BT Community Partnership Programme. 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.
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series is, without a doubt, one of the most entertaining series on the Internet. With big-name acts like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trey Anastasio, Thundercat, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals being some of our favorites that have taken over the mini space, we trust and believe in whatever talent the NPR folks put before our eyes. The annual Tiny Desk Contest brought us Tank and The Bangas in 2017, and this year, chose Naia Izumi as the winner out of 5,000 applicants. The team of judges included past Tiny Desk contest winner Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Tiny Desk alum Sylvan Esso and Gaby Moreno, along with a team of NPR staff. Since winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, Naia traveled to Washington, D.C. to play his own Tiny Desk concert, as you can see in the video below.As NPR’s Bob Boilen wrote about Naia Izumi:Naia was chosen after we reviewed nearly 5,000 video entries. And the talent that came to us through all those submissions was astonishing. Naia Izumi won us over with his mind-boggling and unique style of guitar playing — a combination of tapping on the fingerboards and soul-filled whammy bar-note bending. And his multi-octave singing range blended so eloquently with his guitar stylings.For his NPR Tiny Desk debut, Naia Izumi performed a trio of originals: “Soft Spoken”, “As It Comes”, and “Soul Gaze”. About the first song of Naia’s performance, NPR noted: “Its title was originally ‘Soft Spoken Woman’ and, as we later learned, Naia had identified as a woman for nearly seven years. More recently, as he said in an interview with Washingtonian Magazine, ‘I’m not into that anymore because I just want to relax with biology and be comfortable with what I have’.”Typically a one-man show, Naia brought along bassist Adam Matijasevic and drummer Kynwyn Sterling to assist him on the NPR Tiny Desk concert performance. From here, Naia will head out on the road with Lagunitas Brewing Company for a 10-city national tour with some of NPR’s favorite local contest entrants. Tour details are forthcoming.Watch Naia Izumi’s official Tiny Desk concert below:[Video: NPR]Check out Naia Izumi’s entry video:[Video: NPR]
Man Utd midfielder Matty Willock cuts short St Mirren loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Matty Willock has cut short his loan at St Mirren.Willock had joined St Mirren on a season-long loan.The 22-year-old made 14 appearances for the Ladbrokes Premiership club. A statement from the Paisley club read:“St Mirren Football Club can confirm that Matty Willock has left the Buddies and will return to his parent club, Manchester United.“The club would like to thank Matty for his contributions and wish him well for his future career.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Prosecutors in Southern California declined to pursue sexual abuse claims against CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves because the statute of limitations has expired, according to documents.The unidentified woman, who worked in the television industry, went to Los Angeles police in February to report three alleged incidents, two in 1988 and one from 1986.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was considering three possible criminal charges including two misdemeanours, battery and indecent exposure, and a felony, forced oral copulation, according to a charge evaluation worksheet.The document stated the woman disclosed at least one of the alleged incidents to a friend a year before filing the police report.“The applicable statutes of limitation have expired as to all three incidents,” the worksheet said.CBS declined to comment Tuesday.In an article last week in The New Yorker, six women — four of whom spoke on the record — alleged sexual harassment or misconduct by Moonves between the 1980s and late 2000s.Four of the women described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, it says, while two said that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers.Moonves acknowledged making advances that may have made women uncomfortable but said he never misused his position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.The incident reviewed by prosecutors was not mentioned in The New Yorker piece written by Ronan Farrow, who tweeted Tuesday that the incidents reviewed by prosecutors were not included in his piece.CBS said Monday that it was hiring outside counsel to investigate claims made in the article by Farrow, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning story last year for the same magazine uncovering many of the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey WeinsteinMoonves has been a towering figure in television for decades, credited with turning around a network that had been mired for years at the bottom ratings.The CBS chief is the latest media giant to become embroiled in sexual misconduct allegations since the downfall of Weinstein in October triggered the #MeToo social media movement.Moonves was the No. 2 highest paid CEO of a major public company in 2017, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. He made $68.4 million last year, behind only chip maker Broadcom’s CEO.Before joining CBS, he was president of Warner Bros. Television, where he oversaw the development of hit TV shows “Friends” and “ER.”Moonves, who is married to TV personality and CBS producer Julie Chen, was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Fortis Inc. reported its profit edged down compared with a year ago, when it received a one-time boost as its revenue improved by seven per cent.The electric and gas utility says its profit attributable to common shareholders amounted to $276 million or 65 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept. 30.The result was down from $278 million or 66 cents per share a year ago when the company received a $24-million break fee related to the termination of its Waneta Dam acquisition.Revenue totalled $2.04 billion, up from $1.90 billion a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Fortis says it earned 65 cents per share, up from 61 cents per share a year.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 63 cents per share and revenue of $2.135 billion, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Companies in this story (TSX:FTS)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the recent Regular City Council Meeting, a Request for Decision was made to Council in order to continue to the final stage of the Condill project, making the land available for redevelopment.At the time the Report was being read, Councillor Trevor Bolin removed himself from the Chambers due to conflict of interest as City staff were seeking the land to be designated as surplus and ask Council to approve securing a listing real estate agent.The revitalization to the Downtown core is a key strategic objective to the Citizens of Fort St. John. With the purchase and demolition of the Condill Hotel, this was a marker that the City recognizes as the start of a transformation to this area. The final stage of the project is to make the land available for redevelopment which is subject to the vision defined in the Official Community Plan (OCP). Development on these lots will follow the OCP and zoning bylaws to create the vision for downtown.To read more about the Request; CLICK HERE To read more about the Condill; CLICK HERE
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress has decided to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission, alleging intimidation of voters on the part of a section of Central forces that have been deployed in the state for area domination before the Lok Sabha polls.”We have seen that during route march, the Central force in a certain area has been intimidating voters and are resorting to partiality. This is undesirable. Central force should not come with any specific commitment. If they do so, it is unfortunate. The Central forces are deployed by the Election Commission for boosting the confidence of voters. The force should act neutrally,” state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim said on the sidelines of a party meeting of the Kolkata South constituency at Nazrul Manch on Saturday. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSenior TMC leader Mala Roy, who is the chairperson of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, is the candidate from the constituency. “Our all India general secretary Subrata Bakshi along with Partha Chatterjee will soon move the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Bengal with a complaint in this regard,” said Hakim. Hakim added that when the state government had earlier sought Central forces for disturbance in Junglemahal, the Centre did not comply. “Now 135 companies have come for the Lok Sabha elections. I am not aware whether such a large contingent of Central force is in Kashmir,” he added. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile addressing the meeting, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said: “The job of the Central force is to ensure peaceful elections. But we have seen in a video footage that they are trying to terrorise voters. Do they have the right to do so? We will go as far as we can to address this issue.” He alleged that the BJP is trying to project themselves as ‘Bahubalis’ and so such a huge contingent has been deployed in the state. During his address, Hakim claimed that the people of the state have united to vote for Chief Minister Mamatra Banerjee and the all-round development of the state. “Central forces were also deployed during the bypoll at Maheshtala and Uluberia, but people in the state have voted for Trinamool candidates and they had won convincingly in both the seats. People will be electing the TMC candidates in Lok Sabha as well, irrespective of deployment of Central forces,” he maintained.
Sydney: A vast and powerful cyclone made landfall Saturday along a remote stretch of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who’ve stayed in the area. A category 4 storm, with 5 being the strongest, Cyclone Trevor crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria coast at 9:50 a.m. local time (2250 GMT) in the far east of the Northern Territory, near its border with Queensland state. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Most of the sparsely populated area has been evacuated, with more than 2,000 people put up in temporary accommodation in the Northern Territory capital Darwin, and the nearby town of Katherine. But with the cyclone bringing wind gusts of up to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour), and with flash flooding expected as heavy rains meet hard-baked lands recently hit by drought, authorities have issued safety warnings for the small number of people who have stayed put. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Northern Territory Emergency Services spokesman Jason Collins said anyone remaining in Trevor’s path needed to have supplies to last at least three days, to take shelter and stay away from waterways. “Turn around, don’t drown. We may not be there to save you,” he said. “Emergency services are stretched.” Those remaining in the area, mostly farm holders, mine workers and local residents who opted not to leave, are believed to number less than a couple of dozen. Moving in a west-southwest direction, Cyclone Trevor was expected to weaken to category 2 by late Saturday. Meanwhile Cyclone Veronica, another category 4 system, was expected to cross the northwest Australian coast late Saturday night, bringing wind gusts of up to 230 kph (143 mph). Residents of Western Australia state’s coastal Pilbara region, which is also only lightly populated, have been warned to take cover. Cyclones are frequent in Australia’s tropical north and rarely claim lives. But two such large storms as Cyclones Trevor and Veronica crossing land on the same weekend is rare.
Los Angeles: Actor Shailene Woodley will be toplining the upcoming serial killer thriller film Misanthrope. The project, which hails from FilmNation Entertainment, will be directed by Damian Szifron from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jonathan Wakeham, reported Variety. The story follows a talented but troubled cop who is recruited by the FBI to help profile and track down a murderer. Shooting will soon start in Atlanta and producers are currently looking for additional cast members. FilmNation, which previously backed Arrival, The Big Sick and Late Night, will finance and oversee worldwide sales for Misanthrope. Woodley, 27, will also produce alongside Aaron Ryder and Stuart Manashil.
Kolkata: The Alipore weather office predicted on Friday that districts of South Bengal including Kolkata will face the effects of cyclonic storm Fani, the brunt of which will hit the city between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, with wind speed hovering around 90 to 100 km/h. Heavy rainfall in various parts of the state will accompany the cyclone.”The cyclonic storm which had hit the Odisha coast on Friday morning, has weakened in speed while travelling in the Northeast direction. It will hit the coastal areas of Bengal on Friday night at a wind speed of 90 to 100 km/h, which can go up to a maximum of 115 km/h. It will pass over other districts of South Bengal including Kolkata, gradually weakening along the way and will cross over to Bangladesh in the afternoon on Saturday. Weather conditions are expected to improve from Sunday,” said Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director, India Meteorological Department, Calcutta. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe coastal areas of East Midnapore, West Midnapore and South 24-Parganas will be the worst affected by the cyclone. The entire coastal belt of the state with districts like East Midnapore, South 24-Parganas, Hooghly, Jhargram, West Midnapore and Howrah, is expected to receive heavy rainfall particularly on Saturday. Districts like Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum, North 24-Parganas, Burdwan East and West and Murshidabad will also receive moderate to heavy rainfall from Friday night till Saturday. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”North Bengal will also bear the brunt of the cyclonic storm on May 4, with heavy rainfall predicted in some parts. There are chances of kaccha houses collapsing, trees uprooting and waterlogging in urban areas due to the effect of the cyclone,” the official warned. With the weather office recommending total suspension of tourist activities from the evening of Thursday to May 4, popular coastal destinations in the state like Digha and Mandarmani wore a deserted look on Friday. The state Transport department arranged a number of buses from Digha on Friday morning to carry passengers to the city. People living close to the river in Namkhana have been removed to cyclone centres and temporary relief camps set up by the district administration.