Northampton Saints have announced that players and staff will have salaries reduced for next 12 months

first_imgWednesday Jul 1, 2020 Northampton Saints have announced that players and staff will have salaries reduced for next 12 months Due to the financial strain placed on rugby clubs, as well as all businesses, Northampton Saints have today explained that they have reached an agreement that sees their playing squad, coaching and commercial staff all take a 12-month salary reduction.ADVERTISEMENTThis comes after ‘positive and constructive discussions where there has been a clear appreciation from all staff of the severe financial impact on the Club caused by the Covid-19 pandemic’.“We are incredibly grateful to all our employees for recognising the gravity of our situation and coming together to support the Club,” said Mark Darbon, Northampton Saints Chief Executive.“We have a wonderful, close-knit environment at Saints, and I am incredibly proud of the excellent work our staff and players continue to produce during one of the most challenging times we have faced in our history.“This was not a decision that was taken lightly, but a necessary temporary change given the need to continue to reduce our cost base and preserve the financial sustainability of the Club.”Everyone at the Club took a temporary 25% pay reduction from the 1st April, except for staff remunerated below a certain level. The new 12-month reductions will take effect from July 1st and will continue to protect those lower earners.Darbon added: “While we are very confident that we can weather this storm and emerge stronger as a result, we must unfortunately continue to make tough choices in order to protect the Club for the foreseeable future.ADVERTISEMENT“The decision involved open collaboration with our senior player group and the Rugby Players Association representatives, who have been helpful throughout.“Despite these extraordinary times, everyone at the Club is working harder than ever to ensure we can return to playing the game we love as soon as possible.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

GSK and Save the Children offer $1m award for child healthcare innovation

first_img  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GSK and Save the Children offer $1m award for child healthcare innovation 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. Pharmaceutical and healthcare company GSK together with Save the Children are for the second year running offering a $1 million award for healthcare innovations in developing countries that will reduce child deaths.The Healthcare Innovation Award is part of a partnership between the two organisations which aims to save the lives of a million of the world’s poorest children.How to enterOrganisations from across the developing world are invited to nominate examples of innovative healthcare approaches that they have discovered or implemented. These must have resulted in tangible improvements to under-5 child survival rates, be sustainable and have the potential to be scaled-up and replicated.Innovative approaches that are eiligible can focus on any aspect of healthcare, including science, nutrition, research, education or partnership working.This year, entries are particularly encouraged from organisations whose work aims to increase the quality of, or access to, healthcare for newborns.Entries must come from a country classified as ‘low’, ‘lower-middle’, or ‘upper-middle’ income by the World Bank, and not from the European Union.Entries to the Healthcare Innovation Award are open from 27 June to 25 August 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.2013 winnerThe winner of the inaugural award was Friends of Sick Children (FOSC), Malawi, for their ‘bubble’ Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) kit. This helps babies that are in respiratory distress, often caused by acute infections like pneumonia, by keeping their lungs inflated so they can breathe more easily.FOSC received an award of $400,000, and backing from the Ministry of Health in Malawi, which has enabled them to share this technology with teaching hospitals in Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa.Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GSK said: Advertisement “We are committed to working in partnership with other organisations and our work with Save the Children is a great example of how we can use our scientific expertise and reach to help improve health outcomes for people around the world. As a direct result of this award last year’s winners have already had a tremendous impact and we want to continue to support them as they develop innovations that can be scaled-up and replicated to help reduce child deaths in the world’s poorest countries.”The Healthcare Innovation Award was announced following the launch of GSK and Save the Children’s partnership in May 2013. It goes beyond many traditional corporate charity partnerships. For example, Save the Children is involved in helping GSK to research and develop child-friendly medicines, with a seat on a new paediatric R&D board to accelerate progress on innovative life-saving interventions for under-fives. Howard Lake | 4 July 2014 | News Tagged with: Funding Save the Children  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

RAF Tea for Heroes raises over £30,000

first_img Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading Howard Lake | 21 September 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sales of the Rare Tea Company’s RAF Tea for Heroes loose-leaf tea have raised over £30,000 for the Royal Air Forces Association’s Wings Appeal over the past five years. 50p from the sale of each tin or ‘re-fuel’ refill goes to the charity.The bespoke blend is “made by farmers, not by vast agri-businesses” and not processed by machine. It first went on sale in September 2010, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.Henrietta Lovell, founder of the Rare Tea Company, was inspired to create the blend and raise funds for a RAF charity when she met Terry Clark, then aged 90, who had served as an air gunner in a Blenheim light bomber aircraft during the Battle of Britain.Comedian Alexander Armstrong, famous for the RAF pilots sketches in his Armstrong & Miller Show, has promoted Tea for Heroes:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=9&v=1BiI6iJIr1U[/youtube] RAF Tea for Heroes raises over £30,000 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.last_img read more

Arts Council England announces £160m emergency fund

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Melanie May | 26 March 2020 | News Advertisement Arts Council England is making £160 million of emergency funding available for organisations and individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic.It has also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of its funding.Of the £160 million available through the fund, it will be making £90 million available to National Portfolio Organisations, which it hopes they will use to reboot their creative work, but can also be used to alleviate financial pressures.£50 million will also be made available to organisations not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council, with organisations who have applied to National Lottery Project Grants welcome to apply.£20 million of financial support will also be available to individual artists, creative practitioners and freelancers.The funding has come from reallocation of National Lottery Project Grants, Developing Your Creative Practice and our Development Funds for the 2020-21 period, and uses up almost all its reserves.Arts Council England has created this emergency response package based on the evidence it has heard from the sector of the immediate financial impact on organisations and individuals. It has been a group of senior staff within the Arts Council, informed by evidence collected from all parts of the sector.It is currently working through the details of eligibility and guidance for the funds, and more details will be available as soon as possible.  432 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Arts Council England announces £160m emergency fund Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding  431 total views,  2 views today 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

Man charged with a number of offenses due in court later this month

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Facebook By News Highland – March 6, 2021 Previous articleFianna Fáil MEP backing EU’s decision to take legal action against the UKNext articleHead of HSE confident Covid-19 vaccine target will be met News Highland Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews A 41 year old man has been charged with two counts of interference with vehicles, possession of a Class B controlled drug, criminal damage and attempted criminal damage.The charges are in relation to the report of vehicles being tampered with in the Strand Road area of Derry on Thursday.The PSNI say he is due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court on Wednesday 31st March. Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man charged with a number of offenses due in court later this month Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Fresh concern over armed cover for Gardai in Donegal

first_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleGood weekend for Donegal duo Barrett and TolandNext article‘Things just didn’t go our way on the night’ – Hegarty News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There’s further concern over armed cover for Gardai in Donegal during serious incidents involving weapons. The unit which covers Donegal is based in Ballyshannon but also covers the Sligo – Leitrim area and at times, is simply not available to provide a swift response to a potential emergency.This can lead to armed response being sourced from Cavan, Mayo or even Galway which are hours away.Donegal GRA Spokesperson Brendan O’Connor says that unfortunately the treat of a critical incident is ever present and Gardai simply don’t have the adequate back up on standby:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/brendanoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Fresh concern over armed cover for Gardai in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ By News Highland – November 2, 2020 last_img read more

Calendar winner brings in thousands

first_img Calendar winner brings in thousands By The Penny Hoarder Print Article By Jaine Treadwell “The closest challenger has 530 votes and the pet in third place has 450,” Howard said. “But anything can happen so we’re not going to announce a winner until all the votes are in at the end of the week.”The Pet Photo Contest was a fundraiser for the humane society. Voting was done by the dollar, which will be used to fund the society’s projects, including its annual spay and neuter and feral cat programs and its education programs.Howard said the 2010 Pet Photo Contest was a tremendous success. You Might Like Farmers Market to change after Labor Day With summer winding down and fall not yet at full throttle, the Pioneer Farmers Market is pumping the brakes for… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories “In the beginning the entries were slow coming in but, when they picked up, it was amazing,” she said. “We ended with 107 entries, and I was afraid that might knock down the vote totals but it didn’t. In fact, we had more pets with more votes this year than last.”There were quite a few pets with 200 or more votes and the majority of them had 30 or more votes.“I could never have imagined that the response would be so huge,” Howard said. “We’ve taken in more than $6,000 in votes along and the entry fees which were 1,070 so the contest was a tremendous success. Now, we’ll put the money on the animals.”Howard expressed appreciation to those who entered their animals and the many who voted on their favorite pets. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration It’s all over but the shouting – the meowing – rather.The 2010 Pet Photo Contest sponsored by the Humane Society of Pike County officially ended at midnight Monday and Brandy Grace, a calico kitty, the companion pet of Kenny and Elaine Pinckard, is the unofficial winner with an astounding, 1,172 votes.Lisa Howard, contest coordinator, said any mail-in votes that are postmarked Aug. 31, will count and will have to tallied before the contest becomes official. Published 7:54 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content “The people of Troy and Pike County really supported the contest and votes also came in from outside the county and as far away as Kansas and Texas,” Howard said. “There’s no way to say how much we appreciate the participation. We will be able to do more to control animal over population and in educating the public about animal issues.“Without the support of the community, we couldn’t do the projects that we do. We are very appreciative.”The winner of the 2010 Pet Photo Contest will be featured on the cover of the 2010 Pet Photo Calendar, which will be on sale in time for Christmas. The 12 pets with the most votes will be the featured pets of the months and the other pets will also be pictured.” Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Ex-officer Amber Guyger takes the stand in wrong-apartment killing: ‘I was scared to death’

first_imgimaginima/iStock(DALLAS) — The former Dallas police officer accused of killing an unarmed man in his apartment took the stand in her own defense on Friday, overcome with emotion as she was instructed to tell the jurors what happened when she opened the apartment door.“I was scared to death,” Amber Guyger testified, and said her “heart rate just skyrocketed.”Guyger, who is white, walked into the apartment belonging to Botham Jean, who is black, on Sept. 6, 2018, allegedly believing it was hers. Guyger was still wearing her police uniform when she fired two shots at Jean, who was eating ice cream in his unlocked apartment.Guyger, who was fired from the Dallas Police Department weeks after the shooting, is charged with murder.Guyger, speaking calmly and quietly, testified Friday that she mistakenly parked on the wrong floor that night; she said the parking floors at her apartment building were not clearly marked.She re-enacted how she reached the apartment door, with her backpack, lunchbox and police vest in her left hand, and testified that she heard the sound of someone walking inside.When Guyger, then 30, put the key into the lock that night, she noticed the door was “cracked open” and that putting the key into the lock forced the door open to the dark apartment, she testified. Guyger said earlier she had experienced problems getting the door to lock completely at her apartment.Jean, an accountant for the international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, was sitting on his couch when Guyger opened the door, prosecutors said.Before Jean could take a few steps toward the door, Guyger leveled her gun and fired twice, Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus said.“No opportunity for de-escalation, no opportunity for him to surrender. Bang, bang. Rapid,” Hermus told the jury in his opening statement.Hermus said Guyger’s apartment was directly beneath Jean’s fourth-floor unit. Not only did Guyger mistakenly park on the wrong floor of the complex, she walked down a long hallway, passing 16 different apartments, but failed to realize she was not headed to her front door, Hermus said.Hermus said Guyger appeared to be planning a rendezvous with her police partner and lover. Hermus showed the jury text messages Guyger sent her partner moments before the shooting and argued that during that communication, Guyger became distracted and confused about where she was.“In the last 10 minutes of Bo’s life, Amber Guyger made a series of unreasonable errors, and unreasonable decisions, and unreasonable choices — the kind of choices and decisions that only she could have stopped,” Hermus said.Defense attorney Robert Rogers said in his opening argument that Guyger was exhausted from working 40 hours in four days, including a long overtime shift helping a SWAT team arrest three robbers.He described the configuration of the apartment complex, where Guyger had lived for about two months, as “a confusing place” with floors in the parking garage and apartment doors not clearly marked.He painted the picture of Guyger entering the apartment and seeing the figure of a large individual inside coming toward her, yelling, “Hey! Hey!’ and drowning out her orders for him to show her his hands.“After this incident, the investigators interviewed and learned that 93 tenants had unintentionally parked on the wrong floor,” Rogers said.He said another 46 tenants who lived on the floors where Guyger and Jean resided had gone to the wrong apartment and placed their key in the door.Rogers denied that Guyger was planning a rendezvous that night with her partner, calling the prosecution’s assertion “speculation.”This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/18

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:  NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final OT  Philadelphia  133  Charlotte   132 Final  Orlando       117  Washington  108 Final  Detroit       124  Atlanta     109 Final  Indiana       110  Miami       102 Final  Brooklyn      112  Denver      110 Final  Utah          123  Boston      115 Final  Sacramento    121  Minnesota   110NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final  Toronto     6  New Jersey    1 Final  Columbus    2  Washington    1 Final OT  Detroit     3  N-Y Rangers   2 Final  St. Louis   4  San Jose      0 Final  Winnipeg    5  Colorado      2 Final  Minnesota   5  Anaheim       1   TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final  (13) Syracuse   54  Louisville        23 Final  Boise St.       24  (16) Fresno St.   17   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final  (2) Kentucky           71  S. Illinois           59 Final  (6) Tennessee          87  Louisiana-Lafayette   65 Final  (7) Nevada             83  Pacific               61 Final  (8) North Carolina    116  Elon                  67 Final  (11) Auburn            88  (25) Washington       66 Final  (12) Kansas St.        56  Kennesaw St.          41 Final OT  Buffalo                99  (13) West Virginia    94 Final  (14) Oregon            81  E. Washington         47 Final  (15) Virginia Tech     87  Gardner-Webb          59 Final  (18) Mississippi St.   95  Austin Peay           67 Final  (21) UCLA              91  Long Beach St.        80 Final  (22) Clemson           71  NC Central            51 Final  (23) LSU               97  UNC-Greensboro        91Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img November 10, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/18last_img read more

Property shares nosedive

first_imgShare values across the property sector have dropped in recent days amid growing signs that the residential property market is slowing, especially in previously buoyant London and the South East.Countrywide, the country’s largest estate agent, saw its shares drop by 2.9 per cent late last week, while Rightmove and Zoopla’s share prices fell by 3.7 per cent and 2.5 per cent respectively.House builders also failed to escape unscathed from a raft of recent property reports and house price indices that suggest that it is fast becoming a buyer’s market as the market cools.Developers listed on the FTSE 100, such as Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Barratt, all saw their share prices depreciate by more than 4 per cent at the end of last week, with further falls anticipated by some market analysts.Stockbroker Jefferies, for instance, last week downgraded the entire residential property sector, projecting that London and the South East may see property price falls in the months ahead.A research note from Anthony Codling, Jefferies’ property analyst, which was made public last week, suggested “share price weakness in the UK residential sector” in the first quarter, on the back of “negative newsflow on UK mortgage approvals, UK housing transactions, weak houseprice data and lower UK GDP growth.”“The weakness will continue into the second quarter because of uncertainty caused by the UK national election in May,” he added.“We also believe that house price growth will slow significantly during the first half and may even decline in some parts of London and the South East, while there is uncertainty around the outcome of the election and the prospect of a new mansion tax should power change hands.”Recent property price data released by the Land Registry, Halifax and Nationwide all reveal that home prices increased fairly strongly last year, but they are slowing, reflected by a fall in demand for mortgages, which fell sharply in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the Bank of England.residential property market slowing share values January 21, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Property shares nosedive previous nextHousing MarketProperty shares nosedive21st January 20150572 Viewslast_img read more