DSC publishes its first guide to new grantmaking trusts

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 2 June 2011 | News The Directory of Social Change is expanding its range of guides and directories for trust fundraisers with a new title, The Guide to New Trusts. It features 100 grant-making trusts and foundations which were almost all registered in 2010, none of which “have appeared in print in any of our publications before”.The trusts have been established by companies, families and individuals. Some of the more well-known names behind these new trusts include entrepreneur James Caan of the Dragons’ Den, Chelsea FC footballer Salomon Kalou, and former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. Another trust has been set up by a National Lottery winner.As with other DSC trust directories, The Guide to New Trusts includes grantmakers’ beneficial areas, contact details and preferred method of application, trustees’ names, funding areas considered and exclusions where known, and other information available on grant-making policies and practices.Editor Tom Traynor acknowledges that “many of these funders don’t yet have any formal published guidelines for potential applicants or an established application process – they appear to be adopting a ‘suck it and see’ approach where they respond to applications they receive and develop their strategy and policies accordingly”. As a result the directory includes advice on how to research and approach these trusts.The Guide to New Trusts joins other established titles for trust fundraisers from DSC including The Directory of Grant-Making Trusts, Trust Fundraising, Guide to the Major Trusts part 1 and Guide to the Major Trusts part 2.The 32-page The Guide to New Trusts costs £24.95 from the Directory of Social Change, and it can also be ordered from Amazon.co.uk. DSC publishes its first guide to new grantmaking trusts 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

Unjustified criminal proceedings against three journalists

first_img RSF_en April 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unjustified criminal proceedings against three journalists Reporters Without Borders is worried by the criminal proceedings that the CAR authorities have initiated against three journalists and urges the media and the transitional authorities to defuse the tension in their relations.Last week, two newspaper editors were arrested and taken before a judge on charges of libelling President Catherine Samba Panza in articles. They are now being held in Bangui prison. A warrant was issued for the arrest of a third journalist, who is on the run.The arrests were carried out although the newspapers had already been suspended by a special court of peers, which includes representatives of the Observatory for Central African Media (OMCA) and the Union of Central African Journalists (UJCA).“While deploring the quality of these articles, which the UJCA president himself described as worthy of ‘gutter press,’ we are disturbed to see journalists detained for offences that have been decriminalized for nearly ten years under the 2005 press law,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa Desk.“We would also like to know the legal grounds used by state prosecutor Ghislain Gresenguet for issuing the warrants for the arrest of these three journalists, inasmuch as the main person concerned, the president, did not bring a complaint against theses publications.”Arrested on 14 and 15 April respectively, Le Palmarès editor Régis Zouiri and Le Peuple editor Patrick Stéphane Akibata appeared in court on charges of “insulting the president,” “defamation,” “public insult” and “attacking internal state security” and were then taken to Bangui prison.Only the last of the four charges should be the subject of criminal proceedings. The third journalist, currently on the run, is Ferdinand Samba of Le Démocrate.During the hearing on 8 April before the court of peers, attended by the deputy prosecutor, Le Peuple and Le Démocrate were sentenced to suspensions of one and two weeks respectively.It is essential in the CAR’s current political and security crisis that the media and the authorities should each respect the roles and responsibilities of the other. The media’s right to freedom of expression is balanced by the duty to be accurate, to gauge the right tone to use, to verify sources and to corroborate facts.At the same time, it would benefit the transitional authorities, which have duty to restore the rule of law as quickly as possible, if they were to ensure that the existing national laws are applied rather than misused for short-term objectives.The Central African Republic fell from 65th to 109th position in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. This was the biggest fall of any of the 180 countries ranked in the index. News RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites News December 13, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 13, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CARcenter_img News Central African RepublicAfrica Organisation Follow the news on Central African Republic News to go further CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says Central African RepublicAfrica April 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Get Fresher

first_img Community News HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Only the most powerful couple in the world outside of Pennsylvania Avenue have gone vegan! At least for now. Rapper/Mogul Jay-Z recently announced the beginning of a 22-day vegan challenge on his blog, Life+times. He also announced that pop and soul queen/wife Beyoncé would be joining him.And where did they go to start their blissful journey? Real Food Daily, of course. The power couple dined on the restaurant’s Kung Pao and Great Cardini dishes (pictured below). While the pair visited the West Hollywood outlet of Real Food Daily, might it only be a matter of time before they visit Pasadena? We’ll keep our eyes open.Real Food Daily is at 899 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 844-8900. www.realfood.com. Instagram: @officialrfd 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Make a comment Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS center column 2 Jay-Z and Beyoncé Get Fresher Pop power couple visits Real Food Daily to begin their ‘Vegan Challenge’ Article and Photos by REAL FOOD DAILY Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 5:02 pm Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Virus victims being isolated at UHL

first_imgTwitter NewsBreaking newsVirus victims being isolated at UHLBy Bernie English – March 5, 2020 5149 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin Print University Hospital LimerickFOUR people who have been confirmed positive for the Coronavirus are being treated in the University Hospital Limerick.The four – two males and two females – are all members of one family from Clare who had returned from a holiday in Northern Italy recently.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was no comment available up to 3pm this afternoon on speculation that one of the people involved is a medical professional.Three schools connected with the family and a number of public facilities were closed today.The HSE has stated that it is not policy to closely identify the location of victims or to give information which may lead to their identification.There are now a total of six confirmed cases of the virus in the Republic of Ireland. The other two victims are being treated in an isolation unit in Dublin.center_img Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email TAGSClareCorovavirusfeaturedisolatedtestingUHLvirus New high-end jobs for Shannon Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleBruree wins the Battle of the BotsNext articleClonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisislast_img read more

Supreme Court Stays Cases In High Courts On OTT Content Regulation

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Stays Cases In High Courts On OTT Content Regulation Srishti Ojha23 March 2021 12:30 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed proceedings of cases pertaining to regulation of content on online media streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar etc pending before the High Courts.A three-judge Bench led by Justice Chandrachud issued the direction while hearing Central Government’s transfer petition seeking transfer of cases pending in different High Courts…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed proceedings of cases pertaining to regulation of content on online media streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar etc pending before the High Courts.A three-judge Bench led by Justice Chandrachud issued the direction while hearing Central Government’s transfer petition seeking transfer of cases pending in different High Courts for regulation of OTT platforms.The Bench was hearing a batch of pleas filed for regulation of content on these online media streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar etc by the government.The Court observed that it will not transfer it today as service is not complete. The Bench has decided to hear the matter in second week after Holi, and asked SG Mehta to ensure that service be completed in meantime by taking all requisite steps.
During the hearing today, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before the court that the matter would need to be heard, and may be posted after holi. He added that a transfer petition has been filed by the government as more than one High Courts are dealing with same subject matter.
SG Mehta added that he has been informed that in one of the High Courts it was expressed that they will proceed unless the top court decides to stay the case.
The Bench observed that normally when notice issued in a transfer it is assumed that it is stayed.
 “The moment actually a notice is issued in a transfer its an indication, and judges then say that alright its pending before Supreme Court.” Justice Chandrachud observed.
The Court was informed that the order has been passed by Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Senior Advocate Gopal Jain submitted that the Punjab and Haryana High Court through its order on 24th November clarified that on next date it will be considered and decided irrespective of the fact that the Supreme Court is hearing it.
The Court was informed that a recent order was passed on 16th March. SG Mehta informed the Court that they are considering the case on merits. The Court observed that it has been informed that Punjab and Haryana High Court is proceeding on merit. The Court therefore ordered a stay on any further proceedings, as notice has already been issued on the transfer plea.Justice Shah stated that as there are multiple High Courts where related cases are pending, a stay can be ordered on all proceedings. Justice Chandrachud agreed and stated that the order will be edited to include a stay on proceedings before all HCs to be stayed till matter is pending before the Supreme Court. It was on December 20 last year that the transfer petition was filed through the Secretaries of the Ministries of Information & Broadcasting, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice.On February 9, a division bench of Justices S Abdul Nazeer and SanjivKhanna issued notice to the respondents on the petition and listed the matter on March 23 by tagging it with another pending petition filed by an NGO named “Justice For Rights Foundation” seeking the regulation of OTT platforms.The petitioner NGO Justice For Rights Foundation, through its rejoinder submitted before Supreme Court that an effective control of content on OTT platforms cannot be done without legislation, and regulation of these platforms by statutory body is necessary in interest of public morality and decency. The rejoinder affidavit was filed in response to the counter affidavit filed by Central government and Ministry of Communications.According to the petitioner the online web platforms needs to be regulated by a statutory body in interest of public morality and decency as the content available on such platforms being non-licensed and non-censored is available in general public without any reasonable restrictions being imposed.
The present petition by Justice for Rights Foundation was filed against Feb 8th 2019 judgement of the Delhi High Court. The NGO had claimed that online media streaming platforms show content which is “unregulated and uncertified” for public viewing.
The Delhi High Court bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao rejected the petition after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting informed it that online platforms are not required to obtain any licence from the ministry.
The NGO had argued in HC that television series like “Sacred Games”, “Game of Thrones” and “Spartacus”, shown on platforms like Netflix, contain “vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, pornographic, morally unethical and virulent” content which often “depict women in objectifying manner”.
The plea before the High Court was filed seeking guidelines to regulate the unregulated, uncertified, sexually explicit, vulgar, pornographic, profane and legally restricted contents broadcasted on the online platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

151 people in Donegal have died with Covid-19

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 151 people in Donegal have died with Covid-19 since the pandemic began. It means that four more people with Covid in the county have died compared with the previous data.The latest figures from the CSO have revealed that the median age of those who lost their lives to the virus was 83.There have been a total of 9,259 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal since outbreak began with the median age of cases 38.In the week ending Friday April 2nd there were an additional 111 new cases in Donegal, representing a 53% decrease compared to previous set of CSO figures.23 of the new cases were linked to a Covid-19 outbreak. Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp By News Highland – April 9, 2021 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img 151 people in Donegal have died with Covid-19 Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDerry City story to hit TV screens on 19 AprilNext articleInternational travel the “weakest element” of Covid policy – Shortall News Highland Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestlast_img read more

Tupper welcomes circuit rider to brown bag

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:19 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits At noon on Thursday, Circuit Rider Ed Shirley will gallop into the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge on his steed, Butterscotch, and will he have stories to tell.Shirley will take a few minutes off the circuit to visit with those in attendance at Tupper’s Brown Bag lunch event at high noon.In Shirley’s portrayal as a circuit rider or saddle preacher, he will share stories of the Methodist preachers who, in the1800s, traveled by horseback throughout the countryside to help spread the word of God. The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is located on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge. The library is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Tupper welcomes circuit rider to brown bag Latest Stories Skip Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Theresa Trawick, Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library director, said Shirley has pastored Brundidge United Methodist Church since July 2013.“Rev. Ed is a very familiar face in Pike County,” Trawick said. “He is a talented musician and impersonator and entertains at different venues in and around the county. We are excited to have him at our Brown Bag lunch at noon on Thursday. It will be a very entertaining way to spend the noon hour. We invite everyone to join us.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe 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 By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Armed robbery suspect arrested A Brundidge man asked someone for a ride early Monday morning and then demanded money from the driver, threatening that… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Shirley said, because of the distance between churches, the circuit riders traveled on horseback. For that reason, they were often called saddlebag preachers.“The circuit riders traveled through wilderness and villages,” Shirley said. “They preached every day and anywhere they could find a willing audience – at courthouses, on street corners, in meeting houses, out in fields and even in homesteads.”Sometimes, it would take five or six weeks for a preacher to cover his circuit. His ride was often lonely and dangerous.Shirley will share stories of the joys and perils of the Methodist circuit riders. He will play the music they shared, sing their songs of faith and pray the words that kept them strong as they journeyed on their way.last_img read more

Harrowing surveillance video captures 1-year-old’s fatal fall off cruise ship

first_imgDNY59/iStock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Harrowing surveillance video from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship captured the tragic final moments of a 1-year-old girl enjoying a vacation with her family before falling to her death.Chloe Wiegand, an 18-month-old from Indiana, was traveling with her grandparents and parents on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas at the time of the July incident.While the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Chloe was with her grandfather, Salvatore Anello, in the children’s water park play area. Anello put her on a wood railing in front of a wall of glass windows, later saying he thought she’d bang on the glass — but the window was open, according to Anello’s family attorney, Michael Winkleman.ABC News reviewed surveillance video of the incident, which was discovery evidence prosecutors shared with defense attorneys this week.In the video, which did not include audio, Chloe, wearing a white hat, her swim suit and swim shoes, runs across the pool area with her grandfather a few feet behind.They walk over to the wall of windows where Anello appears to look over the railing, through the open window. Anello picks Chloe up and stands her up on the railing, and they appear to lean over together looking out over the port.Then he re-adjusts and sits Chloe on the railing, still facing the port. They lean over again and she disappears from the frame.Moments later, Anello drops to the ground. Winkleman said Anello repeatedly screamed that he thought the window was closed.“You’re dealing with what happened in a split second, in a terrible set of circumstances, but you have a grandfather who 99.9% of his attention is on his grandchildren,” Winkleman told ABC News on Thursday. “When I’m on a cruise ship and I’m in a kids play area and I see a wall of windows, I think it’s reasonable for me to think that’s a wall of windows and there’s not going to be some hidden danger.”Other passengers then rush to the windows to see what happened. Some are seen walking away, clearly distraught.Anello has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with Chloe’s death, which Winkleman has called a “tragic accident.”“I think a lot of people don’t understand the unique configuration of the ship because it has this window that sort of has this curvature with this railing that goes across it,” Winkleman said. “So I think some people may be thought he was dangling her out the window, but I think it’s very clear from the video that it’s not the case.”“He thought this window was closed… this is a wall of windows with one random window that was open,” said Winkleman. “The whole thing happens in less that thirty seconds. And the amount of time he has her on the railing is about five seconds. So all this happens like that.”Prosecutors say they have witnesses, both on and off the island, they plan to call to testify.“We’re comfortable with the evidence that we have,” prosecutor Ivette Nieves told ABC News this week. “We have a solid case.”Royal Caribbean’s Director of Corporate Communications, Melissa Charbonneau, wrote in an email to ABC News on Thursday: “This was a tragic incident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy during this very sad time, and because the government has chosen to charge Mr. Salvatore Anello with negligent homicide in a matter now before the courts, we have no further comment.”Anello appeared at a preliminary hearing in San Juan on Thursday, after which his attorney, Jose Ortiz, declined to comment. Anello is next due in court on Dec. 17 and has not entered a plea. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Apprenticeship schemes can work

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Apprenticeship schemes can workOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Modern Apprenticeships have received yet another a pasting and some employersfind the programme cumbersome, but there is still hope for the initiative, saysLucie CarringtonModern Apprenticeships have been trounced again, this time from the AdultLearning Inspectorate, a quango reporting into the Department for Education andSkills. In its annual report, the ALI slated apprenticeships for low completionrates, poor performance of many providers and inconsistency between sectors. The ALI’s report pinpointed several causes for the failure inapprenticeships. Lack of accreditation for individual units means that anyonedropping out, even to take a better job with training, is classed as a failure.But the real problem is the testing in key skills – IT, communication andnumeracy – which, according to the ALI, has become a barrier rather than apathway to success. Training providers and funders must think they cannot win and certainly theALI pulls no punches. Director of inspection Nicky Perry talks about the”lack of willingness” among those involved in delivering apprenticeshipsto accept the data on non-completion or acknowledge the reasons for theproblem. “The non-completion rate has always been high,” she says. Rather than sink into depression, the training community should take heart.It is too early to say what impact the ALI report – or that of Sir JohnCassells delivered a year ago – will have on apprenticeships, but they areperhaps encouraging more open discussion about why apprenticeships succeed orfail. The key to a successful Modern Apprenticeship programme is partnershipbetween employers and providers, says Jane Skeith, programme manager, entry tothe workforce at Sprito, the national training organisation for sport andrecreation. “All too often training providers try to deliver trainingprogrammes to candidates without involving employers,” Skeith says. However, if you get a good partnership going, apprentice training shouldintegrate well with a firm’s existing training. This requires employers andproviders to look at what they are offering apprentices fits together andensure this and regular training don’t overlap. “That sort of thingusually happens because the two don’t work together,” Skeith says. Criticisms One of the great criticisms of Modern Apprenticeships is the lack ofrelevance of a whole tranche of the programme – most notably the key skills.They are seen as just an irritating add-on. With technical certificates comingonstream this year, there is a fear among employers and providers that thesetoo could become an unwelcome extra. This doesn’t have to be the case, says Skeith. “Together employers andproviders can look at what is already going on in the workplace that they canuse. It could be staff induction, other training or appraisals,’ she says.”Our recent review of key skills showed that employers want to keep them,they just want them contextualised – they want them to fit better with whatapprentices actually do.” John Williams is chief executive of Central Sports, which delivers trainingto more than 1,000 apprentices in a variety of organisations such as De VereHotels and Total Fitness, a chain of gyms. He is also a great believer in thepower of partnership, but insists employers have to be prepared to investheavily in apprentices if they are to succeed. “De Vere and Total Fitness are fantastic, but many employers don’treally understand this,” Williams says. “They see apprenticeships asfree training so they go with it but they don’t want to support it all the waythrough the process. They can remove people from training at a moment’s noticeif it doesn’t suit them.” Williams regards this as an abuse of the system,and would like to see employers who break the apprenticeship pledge or contractincur a financial penalty. Another critical success factor is assessing apprentices properly beforetaking them on to ensure a particular programme is right for them. It’s a pointthat providers, employers and policy makers make. Nicky Perry of the ALI ratespoor assessment of trainees’ prior achievements and special needs as a major reasonwhy apprenticeships fail. Jane Skeith at Sprito is also appalled by the factthat some apprentices are entered for an advanced apprenticeship without theproper work experience available to enable them to get through. Tony Longmire, technical and training director of LGH Group, is particularlycritical of the way apprentices are assessed. He has taken on six engineeringapprentices every year for the past six years. In that time only four havedropped out and all but one stayed in engineering but went on to a better job.It is a demanding programme and Longmire prefers his apprentices to have GCSEqualifications grade C and above. In the early days, however, he had problemsgetting this over to providers. “What some providers were doing was pushing through the young peoplethey couldn’t do anything else with. It was a numbers, not a trainingexercise,” Longmire says. “We sit down with our apprentices when theystart and ask them what they want and expect out of the programme. And wecontinue to sit down with them and ask them that throughout theapprenticeship,” he says. Age limits For the past 12 months employers and industry bodies have been calling forthe age limit for Modern Apprenticeships to be scrapped – as it has been inScotland. Ian Ferguson, chair of the Modern Apprenticeships board, believesthis will ultimately go, although he insists this is his personal view, notgovernment policy. Meanwhile, however, some employers have found a way round it, helped bytheir national training organisations and local LSCs. Swan Hunter on Tynesidehas recently taken on 12 older apprentices with the help of Tyne and Wear LSC,which has acquired European funding through the local authority. MarriottHotels is about to take on 100 people aged over 24 to its apprenticeshipprogramme, thanks to funding secured by the Hotel and Catering TrainingCompany. The LSC has promised employers and providers that they will see some majorreforms to apprenticeships and clearly there is a lot that needs doing to theirframework and delivery if they are to capture the hearts and minds ofapprentices and employers. This includes addressing concerns about howapprentices are assessed and the future of key skills and technicalcertificates. But while employers can only do so much to make apprenticeships asuccess, they can perhaps have more influence on apprenticeships than theyrealised. The only caveat is they have to be ready to make a big commitment intime and money and they have to want to succeed. Case studyMarriott makes the gradeThe Marriott apprenticeship programme boasts 400 apprentices,but is a relatively new offering. Launched 12 months ago, it has yet to proveitself, but training director David Goodson believes it has the makings of ahighly successful programme. It has forged a promising partnership with the Hotel andCatering Training Company. “We chose the HCTC because it can support allour hotels on a local level, secure the relevant funding and support individualapprentices,” Goodson says.The HCTC has also removed a good deal of the paperwork, whichmade the programme a real seller as far as hotel managers were concerned,”We’ve made it as simple as possible, while retaining managers’involvement with apprentices either as their line managers or theirmentors,” Goodson says. “Each apprentice sits down with his managerand development adviser to put together a personal development plan.”Marriott has worked hard to embed apprenticeships withinexisting learning. “Where possible we have cross-referenced it with someof our own training, such as our 90-day induction for new starters. Everyemployee goes through that and it provides a good background for some aspectsof the apprenticeship.”Flexibility has also made it a winner. Apprentices can eitherfollow a multi-skilled route to NVQ levels two or three, or they can specialiseas, for example, a chef or receptionist. “By offering foundation andadvanced apprenticeships we are encouraging every hotel to have one or twoapprentices,” Goodson says. Hotels also like the fact that all the training takes placewithin the workplace. Any classroom-based training, such as that coveringhealth and safety and customer care, still takes place within the hotel.But Goodson believes the real success of the scheme will lie inthe fact that it fills a need. “We have some strong supervisory andmanagement training, but for new starters there was a gap. So managers arereally open to it.” Five top tipsRoute to successful apprenticeships– Commitment – apprenticeships are not cheap labour or evenfree training. The ALI report shows that the most successful schemes are thosewhere employers have invested more of their own funds– Partnership – you want a training provider who trulyunderstands your business and is prepared to work closely with you, perhapsproviding training in the workplace if necessary– Honesty – be straight with your apprentices, be clear aboutwhat you expect from them, but understand what they want from theapprenticeship too– Suitability – don’t expect to offer an advanced route to NVQlevel three if the job doesn’t require it. If apprentices cannot show that theyhave the right experience, they will not achieve level three, no matter howbright they are– Coherence – ensure the apprenticeship scheme fits in withexisting training wherever possible. Don’t let the training become a bolt-onthat junior staff do somewhere else Comments are closed. last_img read more

Serena Williams: Australian Open jumpsuit is celebrating moms ‘that are trying to get back and get fit’

first_imgJanuary 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams: Australian Open jumpsuit is celebrating moms ‘that are trying to get back and get fit’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJulian Finney/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Serena Williams defeated Tatjana Maria in her first match at the 2019 Australian Open on Monday. It was a triumphant return to the tournament after competing — and winning — while pregnant in 2017.Perhaps what was equally exciting to fans of the tennis star was her choice of performance wear this year: a bright green Nike bodysuit.During her post-match presser, Williams described the look as a “Serena-tard,” to the delight of the room.“I wanted to be fit. I came back. Nike always wants to make an incredibly strong, powerful statement for moms that are trying to get back and get fit,” she said. “That was basically it for me.”Williams posted a photo of herself from the match, with a reference to her last Australian Open appearance when she was pregnant.“Playing solo this time,” she wrote, adding a wink emoji to the caption.She described how she felt about the win after her 2017 victory during a press conference.“I think the last time I was here, I was actually pregnant and playing at the same time, which is insane,” she said.“It was kind of weird walking back on — by myself, this time,” she added.Williams’ on-court looks have become a topic of conversation, especially after French Open president Bernard Giudicelli criticized her outfit from the tournament in 2018. Williams was instrumental in enacting change in the tennis performance wear rules for women.After the controversy, the Women’s Tennis Association made a dress code change and will now allow athletes to wear leggings and mid-thigh length compression shorts with or without a skirt, shorts or dress.During the post-game presser after her match against Maria, Williams revealed how she uses her time off.“Spending a lot of time with my daughter,” she shared. “I think that’s the priority for me. And I feel like literally every moment I get I practice, and then I go home. It’s kind of what I do in Florida. I train and I go right home and I spend the rest of the day with my daughter.”She also explained why taking time to be with her daughter, 1-year-old Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., is so important to her.“For now, as a working mom, I feel guilty. And I understand that that’s normal, but — and these are years I’ll never get back,” she said. “I just try to spend every moment that I can when I’m not working with her. And for me that’s super important.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more