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Comic Relief is Internet magazine’s Site of the Month

Comic Relief is Internet magazine’s Site of the Month Despite the BBC’s support the Red Nose Day site, which is the BBC’s element of the campaign and separate to the charity’s site, cannot be hosted by the BBC. So this role is taken by Beeb.com, the commercial element of the BBC’s online activities. Online donation handling services were set up by ICL, and included for the first time the ability to accept multiple currencies.The Comic Relief site was created by agency iXL and they succeeded in securing corporate support from Microsoft, UUNET, and Compaq. Derek Scanlon, iXL’s commercial director, told Internet magazine that a similar-sized commercial project would have costed between £250,000 – £400,000!Page impressions on the Comic Relief site started at around 10,000 a day and at the Beeb/Red Nose Day site they were averaging 50,000 a day. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 April 1999 | News Comic Relief’s record-breaking Web site is Site of the Month in Internet magazine.Comic Relief’s remarkable success in online fundraising has been recognised by Internet magazine who have declared it Site of the Month.This is the second campaign in which the charity itself has used the Web. The first Web site in 1995 was set up by a supporter rather than the charity. For the first time, the site is designed to run throughout the year, and not just for the duration of the campaign. Advertisement 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. read more

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Site administrators guide

first_img Howard Lake | 13 December 2007 | News This is the guide for site administrators. It is principally authored by Synergy but is a useful place to put your own notes and tips for the various parts of the site.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Site administrators guidelast_img read more

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Copies of Hadith Al-Madina seized

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation Republican Guard members seized copies of the independent weekly Hadith Al-Madina, including copies about to be sent to the governorate of Taiz. They were confiscated because of a column by editor Fikri Qasim headlined “Mullah Ali Saleh” making fun of a comment by President Saleh about “illegal mixing of sexes” at anti-government demonstrations. center_img News April 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Copies of Hadith Al-Madina seizedlast_img read more

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FAQs: So you want to be a consultant?

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. FAQs: So you want to be a consultant?On 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Fancythe idea of a life as an HR consultant? Phil Boucher finds some answers to yourmost frequently asked questions. Howdo I know that I’m the right sort of person?Ifyou see consultancy work as a nightmare of long hours, constant headaches andisolation then perhaps it’s not for you.Butif you accept the difficulties as your penance for taking up the challenge ofgreater autonomy, you could well be made for the role.However,before you do anything it’s a good idea to think very carefully about the sortof person you are.Analyseyourself and decide if you have the temperament to cope. And ask yourselfhonestly if you really want the extra hassle of organising your own tax andnational insurance, finding clients and working longer hours.Also,think about the skills you have and decide if they provide enough scope tocontinue with consultancy work in the future. Remember that consultants have topay for their own training and equipment so you may need deep pockets to keepup with the latest developments.Will it improve the quality of my workinglife?Ifyou are self-employed you are able to choose where and when you want to work.This can make a huge difference to your work-life balance.Youhave also escaped the world of office politics and moved into one where theonly person that has to be motivated is you.However,this has to be seen against the higher risk, greater uncertainty and constantcashflow concerns that come with consultancy work.Aswork is often short-term and project-based there is also a continual battle tomeet deadlines and secure further work. This generally means working longerhours.Theamount of available work is also reliant upon where you live so you may findyourself travelling more. How do I start?First,choose your route:• Goself-employed immediately and build up your own client base, or  •Work with other HR consultants as an associate while building up your ownbusiness.Itdepends how much work you have secured and how much you forecast will come induring the coming months.Eitherway you will need somewhat of a ‘leap into the dark’ mentality as you areprobably leaving the security of a considerate employer. Otherroutes are to work with one or more companies on a retained basis as theiroutsourced HR arm. You could also maintain a salaried job but work part-time ina consultancy capacity to see if you like it.How do I know I won’t end up penniless?Youdon’t.Whateverroute you take, it is important to be realistic about the likely work pattern.Atfirst it can often be a case of feast or famine, with work and payments comingin sporadically. It is important to remember that you will be responsible foryour own invoicing and payment chasing.Donot be proud. Do not sell yourself short, but take whatever work comes your way­– you are self-sufficient and have very little in the way of a safety net.It istherefore essential to make a full assessment of your finances before you takethe plunge.Where can I go for help?It isbest to talk to as many consultants as you can. Ask them about the pros andcons of the work, and find out what you need to have in place before you makethe change.TheDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI) also runs centres called Business Links(called Business Shops in Scotland) which offer a range of start-up advice.Alternatively,the small business adviser at your local bank may be able to help you. As willthe CIPD if you are a member.Othercontacts include the Management Consultancy Information Service (020 8554 4695)and the Institute of Management Consultancy (0207 566 5220). How do I attract business?A lotof consultancy work relies on referrals from satisfied clients. But thisobviously takes time to build up.Tobegin with you have to use your industry contacts – before you actually switchto full-time consultancy work, if possible.Askthem if they use consultants and, if so, what they use them for. From there youwill build an idea of what people are looking for.Butalong with your HR skills you will need to understand the market you areoperating in and the business needs of your potential clients (see below).Muchof this takes time to develop through trial and error and many new consultantsare strong on HR skills but weak in other areas. However, over time it ispossible to hone your business and personal image to suit the market.Andalong with all of these you need to stay abreast of financial, legal and taxmatters to make sure that your business is above board at all times.How much can I expect to earn?Whenyou are deciding on a fee you have to take into account your overheads, sickpay provision, pension contributions and profit margin.Researchingthe market will enable you to pitch your rates competitively. And, of course,the more experienced you become, the more you can charge.However,there are a lot of consultancies out there. And many of them have beenoperating for decades. So don’t expect to become a millionaire overnight. What skills and qualities do Ineed to go it alone?Alongwith HR skills, dedication and a will to succeed there are certain businessskills that successful consultants have perfected:•Business acumen – the ability to your clients’ problems and how to solve them,along with an appreciation of the services being offered by your clients and anoverall understanding of the HR consultancy marketplace.•Marketing – many newcomers find it tricky to sell themselves, but as aconsultant it is one of the skills you have to develop to be successful. Thereare no set rules about how you get you name known but it generally relates toimproving your business image and widening your network of business contacts.•Negotiating/Presentation – it is not enough to get through the front door. Onceyou are face-to-face with a client it is important to impress upon them thefact that you can do the job and are the best and most cost-effective resourcefor the company. To do this you will be expected to make presentations andnegotiate a reasonable price.•Time management – essential if you are going to make it to meetings on time,but also vital for ensuring that every issue of concern to your business is metwithin the working day. As a consultant you are likely to spend time on tax andfinancial issues almost as much as you do HR.•Official matters – as a consultant you will need to understand balance sheets,develop business plans, manage cashflow, prepare accounts, and have anawareness of the tax and legal issues affecting your business.•Interpersonal skills – “it’s not what you know but who you know” is just asrelevant today, particularly, if you can use the conversations you have togenerate business ideas and possible avenues for work.DoI have to set myself up as a company?Whenyou become a consultant it’s best to contact the Inland Revenue as soon aspossible.Whilein some cases the change of position may not have made any difference to yourlegal requirements, anyone who is self-employed has to register within threemonths of leaving their employer.Thiscan mean setting yourself up as a company or simply having a different tax code– it depends upon your personal circumstances.Thereare also special rules relating to agency workers and people who wish to splittheir time between employed and self-employed work.Thegood news is that the tax man is normally prepared to be flexible and willingto offer advice.Contactyour local Inland Revenue office or call their helpline on 0845 9 15 45 15.Howdo I go about drawing up contracts?Once you have been offered work you need to be sure thatit’s guaranteed and that you will be paid at the end of it.Theeasiest way to do this is to contact the Institute of Management Consultancy on020 7 566 5220. They will provide you with a list of standardterms and conditions coupled with a full explanation of what it all means andwhy certain items have to be included. This also provides a template that youcan amend to fit changing circumstances.Opento both members and non-members of the institute, contract advice costs between£9 and £20. DoI need professional insurance? Fortotal peace of mind it is recommended that you take out professional indemnityinsurance.Thisprovides legal assistance for allegations of professional negligence andcompensation claims.Italso enables you to take action against clients who are slow to pay or who havetreated you unfairly.Someinsurers offer concessions if you are a member of the CIPD or otherprofessional organisations, so shop around. Should I consider interim workinstead?Althoughthe two roles appear very similar there is actually a very distinct differencebetween consultancy and interim work:Interimsare far more involved in the business operations of their client and areexpected to take hold of a department or organisation and lead it from within,while consultants are employed to advise and offer new ideas.Interimmanagers also report directly to an organisation’s hierarchy whereas aconsultant remains an independent adviser at all times.Thisdegree of immersion into an organisation may appeal to people who are lookingfor a hands-on management role. However, if you are interested in consultancyit may not provide the independence you require.Forfurther information on interim management contact the Interim Management Associationor the Institute of Interim Management.WEBLINKSCharteredInstitute of Personnel & Development www.cipd.co.uk Institute of Management Consultancy www.imc.co.ukManagement Consultancy Information Service www.mcis.mcmail.comDepartment of Trade and Industry www.dti.gov.ukInterim Management Association www.interimmanagement.uk.comInstitute of Interim Management www.inst-mgt.org.uk/iim/Business Link www.businesslink.org Inland Revenue www.inlandrevenue.gov.uklast_img read more

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I wish to specialise in psychology role

Comments are closed. I wish to specialise in psychology roleOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today I am negotiating the final stretch of my CIPD qualification, but I am reallyinterested in pursuing a career in occupational psychology. I have recentlyregistered for a degree course with the OU which is recognised by the BPS forgraduate membership upon completion. This could take me three to four years tocomplete and I will then have to undertake a further course to specialise inoccupational psychology. Is there much call for occupational psychologists? Dothey work primarily as consultants in specialist roles, or can they becomefull-time psychologists within a large organisation. I am keen to pursue thisbut would like some guidance before I commit to the next five years. Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS Consultancy If the subject of occupational psychology really interests you, then doingthe degree will be good for your professional development and personalsatisfaction. It will complement your CIPD qualification and increase yourvalue for general HR opportunities. As far as other possible specialist opportunities are concerned, there are awide range of possible options for someone with a degree in occupationalpsychology. Organisations using or selling psychometric testing employoccupational psychologists, for example, as do large organisations designingand developing assessment centres. Finally, have you approached the BPS for more careers information? Peter Wilford, consultant, Chiumento The consultancy side of occupational psychology has expanded over the lastdecade in both specialist and wider roles and can also be found working,usually in advisory roles, within large organisations. The prospects for eithercareer route are good, although, like all consultancies, they can be affectedmore than most my economic turndowns. Occupational psychologists often provide specialist services such aspsychometric analysis or selection centre design, while outplacementconsultancies use them to assist clients to determine their career direction –again using psychometrics. There are also specialist consultancies which carry out a wide range ofactivities, including employee surveys of morale and the design andimplementation of programmes aimed at increasing the skills of employees andretaining them into the future. I suggest you get in touch with some of theseconsultancies to gain more inside knowledge. Clare Judd, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes Occupational psychologists are increasingly in demand. They are concernedwith the performance of people at work and in training, how organisationsfunction and how individuals and small groups behave at work. An OP may carry out individual work, organisational consultancy, assessmentand training, vocational guidance, counselling, ergonomics and health andsafety. The Civil Service is one of the largest public employers. Within the privatesector, occupational psychologists are employed within large organisations andconsultancies, or are self-employed. Typically, roles in-house are specialistand you would work in either of the following areas: organisationaldevelopment, training and development, occupational health or recruitment. Youcould work with the ‘Big Five’ consultancies or smaller specialist businesspsychology companies providing expertise in the areas of organisational development,selection and assessment or individual development. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article read more

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White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar improving

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDavid Banks/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar is improving after undergoing surgery on Saturday following a brain aneurysm.Farquhar sustained the aneurysm during the team’s game against the Houston Astros on Friday. He collapsed in the dugout after pitching the sixth inning of the game.In a statement released by the team, Farquhar is “responding appropriately to questions and commands” and that he remains in critical, but neurologically stable condition.”The pitcher in the ICU at the Rush University Medical Center. His wife and family are with him at the center, where he is expected to stay for several weeks.The White Sox moved him to the 60-day disabled list before their game Monday night against Seattle, a team Farquhar used to play for.The Mariners honored their former teammate by hanging his former jersey in the bullpen.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img April 24, 2018 /Sports News – National White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar improvinglast_img read more

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Three SLCC Baseball Standouts Continue Their Collegiate Careers

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Tuesday, SLCC baseball coach DG Nelson confirmed that three more of his players last season will continue their collegiate careers at four-year institutions.Sophomore pitcher Braden DeLaMare of West Valley City, Utah and Hunter High School, will continue his collegiate career for the Division II Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds of Portales, N.M.Sophomore pitcher Jesse Parker of Preston, Idaho will ensue in his collegiate career for the NAIA Lewis-Clark State Warriors of Lewiston, Idaho.Also, sophomore slugger Nick Seginowich of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, will play for the Division II Angelo State Rams of San Angelo, Texas.The Bruins finished the 2018 season with a record of 36-18 before ending their season in the NJCAA District One playoffs. Tags: Angelo State Rams/Braden DeLaMare/DG Nelson/Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds/Jesse Parker/Lewis-Clark State Warriors/Nick Seginowich/NJCAA District One Playoffs/SLCC Baseball July 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Three SLCC Baseball Standouts Continue Their Collegiate Careers Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Savarino scores 2 goals, Real Salt Lake beats Rapids 6-0

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jefferson Savarino had two goals and an assist to help Real Salt Lake beat the Colorado Rapids 6-0 on Saturday night.Corey Baird added a goal and two assists for Real Salt Lake (12-10-5).Colorado’s Niki Jackson and Bismark Boateng were each shown a red card in the ninth and 45th minute, respectively.Damir Kreilach opened the scoring in the sixth minute, first-timing a cross by Plata past a diving Tim Howard from the corner of the 6-yard box.Savarino, a 21-year-old forward, scored in the 33rd and then rifled a right-footer into the top corner of the net from outside the box to make it 3-0 in the 58th minute.Joao Plata put away the rebound of his own shot in the 69th, Baird added a goal in the 74th and Albert Rusnak capped the scoring in the 86th minute. He first-timed a volley inside the near post for his third goal in the past two games.Colorado (6-14-6) was outshot 21-4, including 13-1 on target. Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer August 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Savarino scores 2 goals, Real Salt Lake beats Rapids 6-0 Associated Presslast_img read more

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Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailkireewongfoto/iStock(LONDON) — The 2020 Wimbledon championships has been canceled due to the escalating worldwide coronavirus pandemic and will next be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021.Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, said Wednesday in a statement, “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the wellbeing of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen.”“It has weighed heavily on our minds that the staging of The Championships has only been interrupted previously by World Wars but, following thorough and extensive consideration of all scenarios, we believe that it is a measure of this global crisis that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel this year’s Championships,” Hewitt said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. April 1, 2020 /Sports News – National Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemiccenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Help Lead BYU Cross Country Women To Victory At Oklahoma State

first_imgOctober 17, 2020 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Help Lead BYU Cross Country Women To Victory At Oklahoma State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTILLWATER, Okla.-Saturday, BYU men’s and women’s cross country competed for the first time in the fall season and a pair of Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school alums powered the female Cougars to victory at the OSU Invitational hosted by Oklahoma State University.Former Panguitch High School star, Whittni Orton helped the Cougars post a score of 23 by placing first overall in a time of 20:27.80.Her fellow senior, former Millard High School star Anna Camp-Bennett, placed seventh overall in a time of 21:27.40.Orton, Camp, and their BYU teammates competed against fellow Utah squad Southern Utah, host Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas at El Paso, Oklahoma and NCAA Division II Oklahoma Christian.It remains to be seen when Orton and Camp and their teammates will compete again. Brad James Written by Tags: Anna Camp/Whittni Ortonlast_img read more

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