ICT hub website budget raises concerns

first_img 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 publication of the hub’s business plan has drawn a number of criticisms of the way in which ChangeUp money awarded by the Home Office will be spent. Two thirds of the £4 million allocated will be used by the five core partners awarded the funding, namely NCVO, NACVS, AbilityNet, Lasa and IT4Communities. ICT hub website budget raises concerns Howard Lake | 19 November 2005 | News The budget of £246,950 to build the Information Communication Technology (ICT) hub’s website, as detailed in the recently published hub business plan, has sparked criticism from some IT experts, according to Third Sector.Stuart Johnson, managing director of ichameleon, the web strategy company, said he would be”staggered” if a client in the private or voluntary sector had asked him to develop a website for even half of the figure contained in the business plan.However, Nicky Thompson, hub project manager, justified the budget’s size in the Lasa online forum, pointing out that it was a major project involving new content, a knowledge base, and a supplier directory. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Financelast_img read more

Ohio livestock & poultry farmers applaud congressional support of the GLRI

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Poultry Association and the Ohio Dairy Producers Association announced their appreciation of the Ohio Delegation for their continued support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This announcement follows a statement issuing support of GLRI funding amid budget discussions.The livestock and poultry groups issued the below statement regarding their appreciation and support of the GLRI:“As previously stated, the quality of the Great Lakes has, and will, remain a top priority of ours today, and for generations to come. As such, we recognize that many GLRI-funded projects have been responsible for the improvements, and preventative measures, made to the Great Lakes in recent years.We applaud Senator Portman and Senator Brown for their leadership throughout GLRI budget discussions, and appreciate all elected officials for putting aside their differences to support this important issue.While we recognize this is a step in the right direction, Ohio livestock and poultry farmers will continue to remain committed to being good stewards of the Great Lakes, and promote cleaner, safer water for our families, friends and neighbors.”last_img read more

Stay Humble. Stay Hungry.

first_imgStay HumbleIt doesn’t matter how well you are doing, or how much you are winning; you need to stay humble. Confidence is critical, but overconfidence is a killer.If you are number 1, know that there is someone, somewhere, who will somehow find a way to beat you. You may not know who they are, you may not believe it’s possible, and you may not see it coming. Right now, someone is gunning for you. They want your clients, and they want your spot.Stay humble. Know that you can see your blind spot, but your competitor just might. Believe that you still have work to do. Be pleased with your performance, without being completely satisfied.Stay HungrySuccess is funny. It can make you soft. You lose the tight belly that comes from being hungry. You can take your foot off the pedal and let up, coasting for a little while.If you are in first place, you have to challenge yourself to extend the lead, knowing that number 2 can very quickly become number 1. And number 1 can quickly fall a place or two.Stay hungry. Disrupt yourself before someone else does. Raise the bar, and stretch yourself. Set goals that are so high that you have to change what you are doing. Don’t allow yourself to believe your press clippings. The only press clippings that matter are the ones still to be printed.last_img read more

Kartarpur Corridor work apace, says Amarinder

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the work on the Kartarpur Corridor on the Indian side would be completed by October 30. The Chief Minister visited Dera Baba Nanak to review the progress of the ongoing construction work. Demanding immediate withdrawal by Pakistan the proposed facilitation charge of $20 per visitor to the historic Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, saying it was against the basic spirit of Sikh ideology.Capt. Singh said he had already sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to pressurise Pakistan into withdrawing the proposed fee and suggested that the Minister of External Affairs take up the matter during bilateral meetings subject for early resolution of the matter.The Chief Minister expressed the confidence that the work on Kartarpur Corridor on the Indian side would be completed by October 30, though he expressed concerns about the pace of progress on the Pakistani side. In response to a question on the security threat along the corridor, he underlined the need to remain on constant guard.Asked about the differences with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Chief Minister said talks were progressing cordially.last_img read more

Khan wants Brook bout after Spence Jr. takes title

first_img“No excuses about injuries or weight, he was beaten by the better man.”Spence Jr — who is unbeaten in 22 bouts with 19 inside the distance — praised Brook and looked ahead to fulfilling his own ambition.“The goal is to unify and become undisputed welterweight champion of the world,” said the 27-year-old American.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “The fight between me and Kell Brook is a pay-per-view fight. I really believe that fight next summer would make sense.“I’m sure he’s going to go into another fight that is going to be a nice, tune-up fight. Maybe next summer we could be back.”Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said his 31-year-old pugilist could have suffered a broken left eye socket.If it is the case it is the same injury Brook — who had hoped to fulfil a prophecy by his uncle years ago he would successfully defend his title at the ground of the club he supports — suffered but to his right eye in his previous bout against Kazakh middleweight superstar Gennady Golovkin.“I think it’s the same injury as the Golovkin fight but the other eye, which is unbelievable, but it was caused by Errol,” said Hearn.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Spence Jr — who has not looked back since losing in the 2012 Olympic quarter-finals — has been called the ‘real deal’ by American boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and forced the referee to stop the fight in the 11th round after an absorbing no-holds barred contest.Khan, who held the WBA belt from 2009-12 and the IBF version in 2011, said he would like to fight Brook at welterweight provided the latter’s left eye injury was not so severe he would have to hang up his gloves.  FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I’d like to fight him at 147,” 30-year-old Khan told Sky Sports.“It depends on Kell’s eye, and also the dates — there are a lot of pay-per-view fights on. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Amir Khan warms up in the ring during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFPBritain’s former light-welterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan wants to end years of failed negotiations and finally take on compatriot Kell Brook he told Sky Sports.The 2004 Olympic lightweight silver medalist announced this in the wake of Brook losing his IBF welterweight title to the impressive unbeaten American Errol Spence Junior at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground late Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVcenter_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Ginebra claims share of top spot, slips past Meralco Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more