first_imgNational Trust selects iForce as online fulfilment partner Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Trust has chosen digital fulfilment provider iForce to handle fulfilment for its new online shop.Conservation charity The National Trust is launching a new Web site this month and is hoping to increase its merchandise sales to the UK, USA and Japan. It has selected iForce as its fulfilment partner for its new online giftshop. 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 MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2002 | Newslast_img read more

first_img Share this article View post tag: Image: View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: USS Vella Gulf Sailing under the Starry Sky Vella Gulf is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to contribute to regional maritime security and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region.Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security, conduct bilateral and multilateral training missions, and to support NATO operations and deployments throughout the region.[mappress]Press Release, May 28, 2014, Image: US Navy Image of the Day: USS Vella Gulf Sailing under the Starry Sky View post tag: Gulf View post tag: day View post tag: Sky May 28, 2014center_img The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transiting the Black Sea on May 24. The cruiser entered the Black Sea on May 23. View post tag: Defense View post tag: Sailing View post tag: Navy View post tag: Starry View post tag: USS View post tag: Vella View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

first_imgCredit unions are taking the world by storm: In the past decade, the movement has added 60 million members globally, bringing the total number to more than 217 million people across 105 countries.On Thursday, Oct. 15, your credit union can show its solidarity with other cooperative banking institutions worldwide by celebrating International Credit Union (ICU) Day®.This year’s theme is a familiar one: People Helping People®, a mission credit unions have embraced for decades. The theme reinforces the message that credit unions:Differ from other financial institutions because they’re member-owned;Strive to serve all members well, including those of modest means; andInvest in local communities, through accessible lending and volunteer activities. continue reading » 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img Comments Published on October 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The Syracuse women’s soccer team split its two Big East games this weekend, winning its fourth straight conference game Friday and having that streak snapped on Sunday.The Orange (6-5-3, 5-3 Big East) took down Pittsburgh 3-0 on Friday but couldn’t keep that momentum going Sunday, and West Virginia breezed by Syracuse 5-1.Against the Panthers, SU continued to display a balance of scoring and defense, controlling the tempo of the contest close to 90 minutes.Brittany Anghel notched her 12th career shutout, moving her into a tie with Katie Karlander for third place on SU’s all-time list. She made four saves in the match.The offense was equally impressive, with the Orange getting contributions from three different goal scorers. Rosina Callisto scored on a shot from a distance in the 21st minute to give SU an early lead. Tina Romagnuolo followed that with another long-range shot in the 39th minute that put Syracuse up by two.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second half, Brittany Kinmond received a precise feed from Casey Ramirez and capitalized to put home her second goal of the season.Syracuse couldn’t sustain that high level of play, though, when it traveled to West Virginia. The Mountaineers were simply too good.WVU’s offense outshot Syracuse 18-6 and earned six corner kicks, applying pressure from the first to final whistle. Five different Mountaineers notched a goal.Although Anghel allowed five goals, she still had six saves. Those six stops matched her season high in saves.The Orange avoided being shut out for the fifth time this season when forward Jenna Rickan sniped in a free kick from 24 yards away. It was her second goal this season.Following the split weekend, the Orange is alone in third place in the American division of the Big East with three regular-season games remaining.Ice hockeySyracuse (2-2, 0-0 College Hockey America) went 1-1 for the second consecutive weekend, dropping a game against Northeastern on Friday but responding with a win over New Hampshire on Saturday.Despite the loss, SU’s power play finally showed up Friday against Northeastern. The Orange was 2-for-7 on the power play against the Huskies, but it was unable to produce any other offense in a 5-2 loss.Jenesica Drinkwater made her second start of the season in goal and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Northeastern’s fifth goal came on an empty net.Holly Carrie-Mattimoe and Megan Skelly had the two power-play goals for SU, but Syracuse was ultimately unable to battle back from a 2-0 first period deficit.The Orange did cut the lead to 2-1 and nearly tied the game on a breakaway by Shiann Darkangelo, but her shot sailed over the crossbar.Less than five minutes later, Northeastern’s Brittany Esposito put a puck in the back of the net to give the Huskies a 3-1 lead.SU again cut the lead to one on Skelly’s goal, but Northeastern again answered with just under six minutes remaining. Later, an empty-net goal by Kendall Coyne sealed the win.Syracuse rebounded Saturday against the Wildcats behind Kallie Billadeau’s 32 saves in a 2-1 victory. It was the goaltender’s first win of the season even though SU was outshot 33-14.The Orange made the most of its shot opportunities, though, with a pair of freshmen scoring their first career goals to give Syracuse its second win of the season. Julie Knerr put home a rebound off of a Skelly shot to give the Orange a 1-0 lead in the second period.After New Hampshire tied the game on a power-play goal by Kristine Horn later in the period, Casey Hirsch scored the game-winning goal late in the third to give the Orange the victory.SU will kick off a home-and-home set with Clarkson on Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Syracuse will then travel to Potsdam, N.Y., Saturday to finish up the doubleheader with the Golden Knights.—Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports stafflast_img read more

first_img England’s Ben Taylor holed the winning putt to seal his university’s victory in the biggest championship on the US college circuit. Taylor, from Walton Heath in Surrey, rolled in a nine-foot par putt on the last hole to win his match one up and score the deciding point in the men’s NCAA Championship at The Concession Club in Florida. The win capped his college career and gave Louisiana State University (LSU) their fifth victory in the championship, but their first for 60 years. Taylor, who also scored the deciding point in the semi-final, said afterwards in a television interview: “It was a perfect moment to end a perfect college career, and I couldn’t be more happy. “I’m emotional and don’t even know what else to say. It’s been a great day, and what a finish to my college career. I’m so happy, just a great feeling.”  The 22-year-old (Image © Leaderboard Photography) was watched by his parents throughout the final match. He was  two up in the early stages but after losing three straight holes, from the 11th, he went one down. That’s where he stayed until the 17th, where both players put their drives in good positions on the reachable par five. Taylor knew his opponent would probably make birdie and fired a 4-iron from 258 yards to within five feet of the hole. He duly holed the putt for eagle and squared the match. On the 18th, the door was opened when his opponent bogeyed the hole and Taylor, who had left his birdie putt well short, made no mistakes. Taylor is a member of the England Golf men’s squad and an England international who has won on the US college circuit. 4 Jun 2015 Ben Taylor holes decider in US championship victory last_img read more

first_imgMeet four local authors of young adult novels, Kim Derting, Megan Bostic, Helen Landalf and Jennifer Shaw Wolf, who show by example that you don’t have to live in New York to be published by a major publishing house. In a panel presentation the writers will talk about their debut novels, writing process, and path to publication. The authors will also take questions, and books will be available t for purchase and signing. The presentation takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at the Olympia Timberland Library.The authors and their booksKimberly Derting –”The Body Finder” series (HarperTeen) and “The Pledge” trilogy (Margaret K. McElderry)The Body Finder Series:  “The Body Finder”; “Desires of the Dead”; “The Last Echo” and “Dead Silence” (Coming April 16)Violet strained to see into the lake below. She had never seen anything like it, and she knew that the spectrum of light was defying its very nature by behaving in that way. It could be only one thing. There was something dead down there. The novels in the suspenseful series revolve around Violet’s ability to hear the echoes that the murdered dead leave behind in the world, and the imprints that attach to their killers.The Pledge Trilogy:  “The Pledge” and “The Essence” (Publication date, January 1, 2013)In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by the languages they speak, and speaking the language of a member of a higher class is a capital crime, Charlaina “Charlie” Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max—she has always been able to understand the languages of all classes.Kimberly Derting fell in love with writing when she casually signed up for Journalism as her seventh grade elective. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, which she says is the ideal place to be writing anything dark or creepy. Her website is www.kimberlyderting.com. Megan Bostic – “Never Eighteen” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)“I had the dream again. The one where I’m running. I don’t know what from or where to, but I’m scared, terrified really…” Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. But in the short time he has left there’s one thing he can do: He can try to help the people he loves live, even though he never will. It’s probably hopeless. But he has to try.Megan Bostic thrives on challenges and has recorded her path to publication in a humorous, yet personal video series, “Chronicles of an Aspiring Writer”, viewable at www.youtube.com/user/itlnbos. Bostic is an avid blogger, a Vine Reviewer for Amazon, and a member of numerous online writing forums. She lives in Tacoma. Her website is www.meganbosticbooks.com.Helen Landalf – “FLYAWAY” (Harcourt / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)Stevie Calhoun is 15 and knows how to take care of herself. Her mom has disappeared for days at a time before. So why is Aunt Mindy making such a big deal of it now? Mom will return and promise to never see Drake and his meth again. With a mix of humor and heartbreak, “Flyaway” is a contemporary novel that takes a frank, hopeful look at victims of addiction and their right to a safe and heartening future.Helen Landalf is also the author of two picture books, including the award-winning “The Secret Night World of Cats,” which was illustrated by her autistic brother, Mark Rimland, as well as five nonfiction books. She lives in Seattle. Her website is www.helenlandalf.com.Jennifer Shaw Wolf – “Breaking Beautiful” (Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing)Allie can’t remember the night Trip died. She knows they were driving on the cliff road. That Trip lost control. That she woke up later broken and bruised. That somehow, she survived. Allie lost everything, including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.Jennifer Shaw Wolf always wanted to be a writer. She wrote her first book for her little brother, sewed the pages together and had one of her friends illustrate it. Her new book, “Shard of Glass” will be published by Walker in 2013. Wolf grew up on a farm in Idaho and now lives in Lacey. Her website is www.jennifershawwolf.comThe Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit www.TRL.org. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

first_imgThere seem to be more reasons than originally revealed behind the recent suspension of the Managing Director of the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LIBTELCO), Ben Wolo and the entire board of the corporation aside from the few that were highlighted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last week when she took the decision after a brief meeting with the entity heads.President Sirleaf recently suspended LIBTELCO’s board chairman Mr. Francis Horton; LIBTELCO MD and secretary of the board, Mr. Ben Wolo; and members Ms. Ciata Victor, Mr. Floyd Thomas, Mr. Mohammed Sherif, Mr. James Cooper, and Mr. Jackson E. Doe, for their failure to follow PPCC procedures and other laws of the executive branch of government.But one of the suspended LIBTELCO directors, Ciata Victor, has disclosed that their suspensions were predicated (a result based on something) on a stratagem (scheme).That plot, her argument runs, was a political maneuver by Deputy Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs, Sebastian Muah, to ease in his brother, Paul Muah, LIBTELCO’s current Deputy Managing Director, as the next Managing Director of LIBTELCO.In an article written by Madam Victor on TLC Africa, a website she administers and controls, the suspended commissioner suggests that President Sirleaf’s decision to suspend LIBTELCO’s MD along with its entire Board, was politically influence by some big operators in government, to place the Muah brothers in control of Cable Consortium of Liberia (CCL).Ms. Victor argued that Paul Muah’s rise would give him control over LIBTELCO’s 20% share in CCL, while the older brother, Sebastian, is strategically and ideally positioned to become the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of CCL, given the recent resignation Eden C. Reeves, the government’s representative to the Consortium. That will leave the two in total control of the government’s 55% share in CCL.Other shareholders in the CCL include Lonestar Communications with 10%, Cellcom with 10% and Novafon with 5%.“The resignation of the government representative to the Consortium, Eden Charles Reeves, citing a lack of support from the Finance Ministry for the IT-related projects he managed, has opened the way for Sebastian Muah to slide into CCL in the key position of Chairman of the Board of Directors with responsibility over the management of GOL 55% interest in the Cable Consortium.”Madam Victor noted that if the Muah brothers succeed in their maneuverings for these top positions at CCL, they would end up in full control of 100% of the Government of Liberia’s investment in Fiber Optics and managers of 75% of the country’s fiber capacity including LIBTELCO’s 20% share couple with GOL 55% share.“With Paul Muah strategically placed at LIBTELCO and set to take over the leadership of the Corporation which includes the management of LIBTELCO’s 20% interest in CCL, the brothers Sebastian and Paul Muah, (if Paul is appointed by the President to serve as Managing Director of LIBTELCO) are set to control 75% of Liberia’s fiber capacity and 100% of the Government of Liberia entire investment in the ACE Cable System and the Cable Consortium of Liberia,” she reiterated. “Is it coincidental that the brothers are about to find themselves in the position of controlling Liberia’s fiber capacity?  I don’t think so.   Some in the sector have seen through the recent play at LIBTELCO—in which MD Wolo and the Board were suspended by the President late last year, (December 20) for failing to follow PPCC procedures—as a result of political maneuvering by Sebastian Muah . With all the pieces in place, the stage is set for them to take over,”She continued that the amount of political maneuvering that occurred in the last year and a half to get Paul Muah in and Ben Wolo out of LIBTELCO, was carried out by individuals who control the government’s purse string—who can make or break one’s project by providing or denying funding.Madam Victor said it is no wonder that LIBTELCO could not get the Government Guarantee needed from the Finance Ministry, to start construction of the Distribution Network.“It also makes sense now why Amara Konneh would ask John Davis to wait, when Amara was approached on the subject of Government Guarantee for LBDI to facilitate the loan for LIBTELCO.  “Just wait a little bit,” Amara said—perhaps long enough until Ben was kicked out.Should the government of Liberia be concerned about the brothers’ attempt to gain control of all of its investment in CCL, I would think soWhen contacted, the former CCL boss, Eden Reeves, who was also Chief Information Technology Officer at the Ministry of Finance said that he was not pushed out of the job at CCL.“My appointment to the Chairmanship of CCL was because of my position as CITO. When I decided to leave MOF as CITO, I also automatically resigned from the Chairmanship of CCL,” Mr. Reeves posted his reply on his facebook page.I do not believe that Deputy Min. Muah tried in any way to push me out of MOF or CCL (nor is this stated or implied in the article; but people seem to think so.)Mr. Reeves said he never got a dedicated budget for IT and decided that he would not work under such conditions; “I began my exit strategy to leave (from MOF). On October 1, 2013, my resignation from MOF and CCL became effective.But the Executive Mansion has sharply reacted to Ciata Victor’s claims rejecting the contents of the article, which it considered misinformation with no bearing or connection as to why the LIBTELCO Board of Directors and its Managing Director were suspended by President Sirleaf.The Executive Mansion, clarified that the LIBTELCO officials were suspended based on a recommendation from the Ministry of Justice, as a result of a dubious agreements as well as an MOU entered into with a Swiss Company, K3 Telecom Liberia (K3Telecom).The agreement is a joint venture and K3 Telecom Liberia (K3Telecom) is a company organized under the laws of Liberia.Both arrangements, according to the Mansion were not consistent with the laws of Liberia, including, in particular, the Executive, PPCC and the Public Financial Management Laws.The release states that the suspension was based on the fact that the LIBTELCO Board and Management failed to submit the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ketter Telecom (K3), and the Agreement with K3 Telecom to the Ministry of Justice for attestation, as required by law.The Justice Ministry also established that some provisions in both document are onerous and not in furtherance of the interests of the corporation, the government and people of Liberia.The release notes that LIBTELCO is a 100 percent government-owned corporation, vital to the national defense and security of the Republic of Liberia; as such, no one has the authority to unilaterally sign contracts without the approval of the Government of Liberia.Regulation No. 003, on Thresholds of the Amended and Restated PPPC Act, 2010, section 10 on Contracts over US$250,000 states that: “The Ministry of Finance shall take part in negotiations and signings of contracts over US$250,000 and the contracts shall be attested to by the Ministry of Justice.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTouch Football Australia extends its deepest condolences to Federation of International Touch (FIT) President, Erick Acker and his family following the passing of his mother. The thoughts of the Touch Football community are with Erick and his family during this time. Related LinksCondolences to Acker Familylast_img

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Slovenia-based supplier of blockchain solutions for logistics, CargoX has launched the first open, neutral, and accessible blockchain platform in the shipping industry. The company said that, by using the CargoX platform, shipping, freight forwarding, NVOCC, exporting and importing companies, forwarder alliances and networks, and ecosystems providing solutions for logistics and supply chains all over the world can speed up their business and slash costs.The neutral and partner-independent platform offers a decentralized and cryptographically secure environment for sending digital documentation by means of a public blockchain network. It supports multi-user workflows, it is integration friendly since it is accessible through a browser, and it requires only a minimum investment for customers to start using it, according to CargoX.The CargoX platform is based on the CargoX’s Blockchain Document Transaction System (BDTS) technology. Additionally, the platform gives companies the power to create, transfer, and state undoubted ownership of information or documentation, and the various types of maritime shipping documents are only the first to be available – among them the master bill of lading, house bill of lading, telex and express releases, switch bill of lading, sea waybills, and other types of documents and custom attachments. CargoX confirmed that blockchain-based letters of credit (L/C) and trade finance solutions, which are already in development, will be added soon.The system stores documents and data securely encrypted on a public globally accessible blockchain network, hence implementation of new infrastructure is not needed. The platform can be used by businesses of any size.last_img read more