Treasury refunds over £2 million to Band Aid Trust

first_img  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over £2 million has been refunded to the Band Aid Trust, equivalent to the VAT paid on more than one million purchases of the Christmas Band Aid 20 record and 300,000 purchases of the DVD of the 1985 Live Aid concert.Ivan Lewis, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, has announced that the Treasury paid £2,161,504 as a donation equivalent to a VAT refund to the Band Aid Charitable Trust, as the Chancellor of the Exchequer promised in November 2004.The value of the special donation has been calculated based on sales figures, and paid to the Trust by the Department for International Development. The donation follows the precedent set in 1985 by the government which made a donation to various charities working in Ethiopia and Chad through the Overseas Development Agency of an amount broadly equivalent to the VAT collected on sales of the original ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ single. Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Trading 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. Howard Lake | 30 May 2005 | News Treasury refunds over £2 million to Band Aid Trust AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Round-up: 7 events raising funds for charities

first_imgWest Midlands CARE Team & the New York MarathonA junior doctor at Solihull Hospital is to run the New York Marathon in November in aid of the West Midlands Central Accident, Resuscitation and Emergency (CARE) Team. Dr Bradley Allen will take part in the event on 4 November and has so far raised just under £1,000 for The West Midlands CARE Team, which supports the work of the local ambulance service, sending out volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics to provide emergency pre-hospital care.  261 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 22 October 2018 | News Advertisement [youtube]https://youtu.be/7V02eLbx-kU[/youtube]Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity Girly Get TogetherThe Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity has raised over £84,000 with its annual Girly Get Together held at Prestonfield House. Hosted by Grant Stott, and attended by 315 women, the fun-filled evening of food, fizz and dancing saw guests win prizes such as a holiday to New York and a luxurious weekend in North Berwick. EDF Energy & the Great North Run for Breast Cancer NowEmployees at EDF Energy, customer service centre at Doxford Park have helped raise funds for a colleague completing the Great North Run on behalf of Breast Cancer Now. 2018 entrant Charlotte Carlin, from Sunderland, ran to honour her mother who’s currently undergoing breast cancer treatment. Lisa Sidney, a team manager at Doxford Park and Doxford Charity Champion helped Carlin organise a fundraising day that took place a few weeks prior to the GNR, which raised a total of £1265.13 from activities including a bake sale. Since the completion of the run and further sponsors Carlin has now raised a total of £1725 for Breast Cancer Now. The October Club dinner for WellChildThe October Club has raised £700,000 to support WellChild’s work for seriously ill children and their families with a dinner at the Savoy Hotel. The money will help establish a new network of WellChild Better At Home Units across the UK to empower parents and carers with the skills and confidence they need to care for their child at home. Over 400 guests attended the dinner with funds raised via a live and silent auction reaching over £384,000. In addition, guests were able to make pledges to support WellChild’s Better At Home Units. Round-up: 7 events raising funds for charities Tagged with: Events fundraising events  262 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Decanter magazine auction for WaterAidDecanter wine magazine auctioned off over 4,000 bottles of top quality wine entered into this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), to raise money for WaterAid. More than £66,000 was raised, breaking previous DWWA wine auction records. The annual ‘Wine for Water’ auction was held at Christie’s King Street headquarters on 10 October. The initiative has been running since 2005, and over the past 13 years, Decanter has raised over £650,000 for WaterAid.Image: Decanter / Danny Casely Here is a range of events supporting and raising funds for a number of charities across the UK including WaterAid, Breast Cancer Now, and WellChild, either through partnerships, or through people participating in support of a cause. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Soccer Aid & UnicefSoccer Aid for Unicef has announced that the 2018 campaign raised a record-breaking fundraising total of £6.74m for the charity through donations and matched funding through UK Aid Match. To date, Soccer Aid for Unicef has raised in excess of £30 million since the very first match, 12 years ago. Next year’s game, in June 2019, will take place at Stamford Bridge, marking the first time the match will be played at Chelsea and a return to the capital, with Soccer Aid 2008 having taken place at Wembley Stadium. Formula 1 Gran Premio De México 2018 & Movember FoundationThe FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2018™ has announced a partnership with the Movember Foundation, which will see this year’s Grand Prix used to launch the annual Movember campaign. As part of the partnership there will be a specially designed Movember and Mexico moustache logo made of chillies in national colours, as well as other activity celebrating the moustache in the build-up to the Grand Prix. 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.last_img read more

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Assistant Professor – Mathematics – Statistics/Data Science

first_imgLetter of interestCurriculum VitaeResearch Statement. In addition to a brief outline of yourplans to establish your research program, include a paragraph ortwo on how you plan to include students in your researchactivities. (1-2) pages.Statement of teaching interests/philosophy. Please include aparagraph or two that describes what role faculty play in studentsuccess. (1-2 pages)Diversity Statement. Please include, if possible, demonstratedawareness of sensitivity to the educational goals of amulticultural population and note any preferred cross-culturalexperience. Discuss how the candidate would address the needs ofethnically diverse students through course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement. (1-2 pages)Three references with contact information Department SummaryThe Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San José StateUniversity invites applications for one full time tenure-trackfaculty position in Statistics/Data Science in the rank ofAssistant Professor. Our department is home to about 500undergraduates and graduate students, 30 tenure ladder faculty and20 part-time instructors. The department has faculty expertise inPure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and MathematicsEducation. In addition to the traditional BA and MA Math degrees,we also have BS and MS programs in Applied Mathematics andStatistics and a joint MS Data Science program with the Departmentof Computer Science. Learn more about us at www.sjsu.edu/math .Required QualificationsCandidates must have a Doctoral degree in Statistics or a closelyrelated field by July 2021. We are especially interested inapplicants with focus on development of statistical and/or machinelearning methods and computational tools for statistical learningand inference on large scale or complex data sets. Candidatesshould have expertise in at least one relational data basemanagement system (SQL, Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig, Hive)Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience. We strongly encourage applications fromwomen, minorities, and other under-represented groups. ResponsibilitiesCandidate is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate andgraduate mathematics and statistics courses in the Department ofMathematics and Statistics, to maintain a program of scholarlyactivity, to work on curriculum and program development. Candidateis expected to supervise graduate students on their master’s thesesand consulting projects in both the department’s MS Statisticsprogram and the College of Science’s MS Data Science program.Candidate would also be expected to supervise student teams workingon industrial research projects in the department’s Center forApplied Math, Computation, and Statistics (CAMCOS) program.Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually indepartment, college, and university committee and other serviceassignments.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date: August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents:center_img For full consideration, please submit your completed application byDec 30, 2020. Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair,Prof. Bem Cayco at [email protected] UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 09, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close:last_img read more

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Tech Time: IP security cameras

first_imgMaking the transition to boost robbery and fraud investigationby: Rob RaymondSurveillance video is a credit union’s primary tool for investigating robbery and fraud events. The key to successful investigations lies in obtaining clear visuals of suspects and any related event details. The clarity of these visuals depends highly on the resolution and field of view capabilities of an institution’s cameras.For swift and successful investigations, capturing information using Internet Protocol cameras has significant advantages over using their analog counterparts. IP cameras provide maximized views and improved image quality to convey more detail than analog cameras. IP cameras also cover more ground in one shot, allowing credit unions to install fewer cameras to effectively monitor their environments and potentially save money.This is because of technical differences between digital and analog cameras. Analog camera resolutions max out around less than half a megapixel, with most featuring lower resolutions. Captured images can appear grainy, especially when cameras are zoomed out for wider views. To counteract this deficiency, security managers often tighten analog camera views, concentrating them on limited areas.IP cameras offer resolutions many times higher than analog cameras, allowing credit unions to obtain clearer images from a wider field of view. The cameras’ digital zooming capabilities enable security personnel to capture facial images and event details with much more clarity to aid in incident investigations. In addition, fewer cameras help to improve branch aesthetics. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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