Hogg Robinson sees boost from recovery

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:37 pm Show Comments ▼ CORPORATE travel firm Hogg Robinson yesterday reported first-half profit more than doubled, adding its full-year outlook would see it finish ahead of market expectations. The firm said operating profit was £19.5m, up 73 per cent, from £11.3m last year, with an improving economy boosting business travel.Revenue was up nine per cent from £155.3m last year to £169.2m at the end of September. Meanwhile, pre-tax profit stood at £15.3m, more than double last year’s £7.5m. Hogg said both client spending and travel bookings were up 18 per cent in real terms in the six months to 30 September compared to a year earlier, reflecting strengthening confidence amongst many of its business travel clients. Net new client wins included Aviva, Avon and Grant Thornton. Hogg said there was now “firm evidence” of an emerging recovery in corporate travel. Passenger demand – a reflection of business and consumer confidence – was 10.1 per cent higher in October than a year earlier, and is now five per cent above pre-crisis levels, airline industry body the International Air Transport Association said last week.Hogg Robinson’s finance director Julian Steadman said: “With the strong client base behind us returning to normal, we are flagging to the market that expectations for the full-year will be slightly ahead of what they thought it would be before.” Hogg Robinson sees boost from recovery last_img read more

IMF: Act faster

first_img whatsapp KCS-content THE head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn yesterday criticised European countries for reacting too slowly to the debt crisis. Speaking in Brussels, where finance ministers were debating whether to enlarge the Eurozone’s temporary emergency fund and how to set up a permanent one, Strauss-Kahn said: “It is not a good approach that for every country we find a separate solution.”He added: “The institutional organs of the European system likely need some improvement so as to react more quickly. They were not created to deal with crisis, they were created for more peaceful times.” Wednesday 8 December 2010 8:51 pm IMF: Act faster Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼last_img read more

AssetCo searches for short-term cash

first_img OURSOURCING group AssetCo is planning an emergency £8m share sale this week after delays to its refinancing put further strain on cash flow. But the Aim-listed firm’s shares closed up 4.2 per cent after a late-afternoon announcement of a £120m contract to provide fire fighting equipment and training to the United Arab Emirates.The firm, which provides equipment to the London Fire Brigade, was forced to announce details of the lucrative deal to the market after it was leaked at a Middle Eastern trade show. AssetCo called off takeover talks two weeks ago to focus on its cash problems and said yesterday it needed £8.5m of extra capital to bridge a temporary funding gap.Geoff Allum, an analyst at AssetCo’s broker Arden Partners, told City A.M.: “We’re feeling fairly confident that this situation will be resolved in a positive way. “It’s very unfortunate that this company that has very high visibility on its contracts has this short-term funding issue, but I am sure we will manage it.”Northland Capital analyst Andy Hanson said: “While the financing issues could be resolved shortly, the longer term reputational impacts could last some time and undermine the progress of the business.”The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said in a letter printed yesterday it continues to have concerns over AssetCo’s performance. FBU general secretary Mike Wrack wrote to the London Fire Commissioner to argue that AssetCo cannot guarantee a serviceable fleet. AssetCo’s Aim-listed shares tanked 25 per cent after the news of the share sale, but closed up 4.2 per cent at 25p following the UAE announcement around half an hour before the market closed. AssetCo searches for short-term cash whatsapp Monday 21 February 2011 7:47 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Share Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

New Jakob Nielsen usability book

first_img Creating effective Web sites, whether for information provision or fundraising, requires some understanding of Web usability. Jakob Nielsen, a renowned expert on Web usability, is about to publish his latest book on the subject. Creating effective Web sites, whether for information provision or fundraising, requires some understanding of Web usability. Jakob Nielsen, a renowned expert on Web usability, is about to publish his latest book on the subject. In Jakob Nielsen’s 50 Websites: Real World Usability Deconstructed he works through the strengths and weaknesses of a range of Web sites.The book is published on 15 May but you can pre-order it from the UK Fundraising Bookshop. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 May 2001 | News New Jakob Nielsen usability book  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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.last_img read more

Virgin Radio to announce £10,000 charity winner on Monday

first_img Howard Lake | 4 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people  28 total views,  2 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 Radio presenter Christian O’Connell on Virgin Radio will announce on Monday morning the winner of his “Who’s Calling Christian?” competition. The celebrity which wins will be given £10,000 to donate to charity, and £10,000 will also be given to the person who asked the celebrity to phone in.Listeners are being encouraged to vote for their favourite celebrity from the 153 who have phoned in. Celebrities who have taken part include Alastair Campbell, Ben Affleck, Avid Merrion, George Foreman, Joe Pasquale, Brian May, Kathy Burke and Martin Freeman.Voting closes at 07.00 on 6 November. Advertisement Virgin Radio to announce £10,000 charity winner on Monday 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

Nigerian lawyer sues University over dictionary definition

first_imgActivist Ogedi Ogu has asked a Nigerian high court to direct Oxford University Press to pay N10m (£20,500) in damages for allegedly defining a word incorrectly.Ogu represents claimant Emmanuel Ofoegbu, who is bringing a case to the Lagos High Court Igosere against the University of Oxford and Oxford University Press (OUP).On behalf of the claimant, Ogu ordered the court to direct OUP to ensure that every dictionary they publish includes the phrase: “The dictionaries are made available as a reference tool only, and that anyone who relies on definition of words in their dictionary as an alternative to seeking independent legal or financial advice, does so at his own risk.”Ofoegbu, for whom English is a second language, said that the University of Oxford is reputed as the world authority for the English language and that many people rely on its definition of English words.The claimant allegedly purchased two dictionaries published by the OUP, the Oxford Mini Reference Dictionary and the Oxford English Mini Dictionary, in 2005 and 2006 respectively.Ofoegbu alleged that the dictionaries defined the word “mortgagee” as the borrower in a mortgage transaction, and the work “mortgagor” as the lender. He said he relied on these definitions while providing legal advice to a professional colleague.He then alleged that the colleague corrected his definition by directing him to other dictionaries, not published by OUP, that define the mortgagee as the lender and the mortgagor as the borrower.Ofoegbu claims this incident led his colleagues to stop asking his opinion or advice on legal issues, causing him embarrassment and a loss of professional esteem. Ofoegbu said that on 4th November 2016, he directed his lawyers to notify the defendants of his intention to press charges for their wrong definition.The defendants allegedly replied to his letter on 30th November 2016, admitting to the supposed wrong definition but refusing to accept liability.The defendants added: “Our dictionaries are made available as a reference tool only; they are never held out by OUP as being an alternative to seeking independent legal or financial advice, and we cannot take responsibility for an individual’s decision to use them as such.”An OUP spokesperson told Cherwell that the publishing company was aware of the intended action, having received papers from Source Chambers. Cherwell has contacted the University for comment.last_img read more

Trump’s Acceptance Speech

first_imgby Carl Thomas for TOWNHALLDonald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long — 75 minutes — and too loud. Modulation is the key to good public speaking. One’s voice should rise and fall like the tide, which allows really important points to be made whether the volume is low or high. His adult children are better speakers.Having said that, Trump hit mostly high notes — the country is on the wrong track. The latest Real Clear Politics data shows 69.3 percent of those surveyed believe we’re on the wrong track. One has to go back to the ’70s and Jimmy Carter to see similar numbers.Crime and violence are serious concerns. Trump promised to be a “law and order” president, specifics to come. Many believe race relations have deteriorated since President Obama took office. The police are under attack. Poor children are trapped in failing public schools and Democrats won’t let them escape. Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, promise school choice. Terrorism is on the rise at home and overseas. Instead of focusing on battle readiness, our depleted military focuses on the inclusion of transgender and women soldiers. Veterans are not being adequately cared for.Speaking to blue collar “Reagan Democrats,” who haven’t had a significant pay raise in years, or who are unemployed or underemployed, thanks to the policies of the Obama administration, Trump said, “I am your voice.”Whether Republicans are united enough to win the election remains to be seen, but the left, the establishment and the media are united in their opposition to Trump. They claim Trump is playing on fears, but they have fears of their own; fear of losing control of government and their lucrative positions.Fear is not a bad emotion to arouse if it is based on genuine threats and there are plenty of those, as anyone paying the slightest attention can attest.Liberal media coverage and commentary on the convention was mostly the same. Friday’s headlines, editorials and columns in various publications exposed not just bias, but the fear the media have in losing their influence.Here are just a few samples: “Mr. Trump’s Apocalypse Now” (Washington Post editorial). “A Foreign Policy Wrecking Ball” (second Post editorial). “Seeking Victory by scaring the country to death” (columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.)The predictable New York Times also had a lead editorial about “Donald Trump’s Campaign of Fear.” Columnist David Brooks wrote about “The Death of the Republican Party.” Online, the column headline read “Make America Hate Again,” just in case readers didn’t get the message. A front-page “news analysis” in the Times speaks of Trump’s alleged “Failed Chance to Humanize Outsize Image.”A column by Matthew Continetti in the Washington Free Beacon was headlined “The Demagogue Rises.” Batman, call your office.Like the definition of love in the book and film “Love Story,” being a liberal means never having to say you’re sorry about your failed programs and failed philosophy. That’s because liberalism is not based on results, but on feelings and intentions. Trump is saying the left has failed and liberals don’t like the prospect of being held accountable for the damage they’ve done to America.That’s why the media will stage a love-in for Hillary Clinton and all things Democrat at their Philadelphia convention. Don’t expect a question like this: “Your party has spent huge amounts of money on the poor and yet there are about as many poor people today as when the War on Poverty began half a century ago. Same with education. Isn’t it time to try something else?”You won’t hear that question because the left thinks the problem is that government isn’t taxing, spending and regulating enough. That attitude has fueled the rise of Donald Trump and some like me, who were once skeptical of him, would like to see Trump shake up Washington, if only to watch the expressions on the smug faces of the left.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Borderland Music & Arts Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Mavis Staples, More

first_imgThe Borderland Music & Arts Festival has announced the lineup for their 2019 event, going down September 21st and 22nd at Knox Farm State Park in New York. The “festival beyond boundaries” will feature over 20 bands on three stages with a diverse mix of national and regional Americana and roots artists.2019 will host Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Shakey Graves, Mavis Staples, The Wood Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, a very special, first-time collaboration with Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Oteil Burbridge, along with The Infamous Stringdusters. Oteil will be returning to Buffalo after his debut performance with Oteil and Friends in 2018 at the inaugural Borderland.Other national acts include Rayland Baxter, The Sheepdogs, The Felice Brothers, and Ghost Light, as well as regional artists, Floodwood featuring Vinnie Amico of Moe. and Rochester artist, Mikaela Davis. Up and coming bands, Liz Cooper and the Stampede, Grant Farm, and Booty and the Kidd, as well as 8 local bands will also be performing at the Buffalo festival.In addition to the music, The Borderland Festival will celebrate the rich artisan history and renaissance of the Buggalo Niagara region, and showcase the burgeoning New York State craft industry by featuring craft beers, cider, and distilled spirits. Additionally, the historic stables at Knox will be converted to “Artisan Alley” where fans can engage with some of the most talented artists in the region. Local artists and craftsmen will offer hands-on exhibitions to provide festival attendees with a truly immersive experience.Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Friday, April 5th at 10 am EST here.last_img read more

Harvard Athletics sports solar panels

first_imgHarvard College senior Justin Lanning had been running the stairs in Harvard Stadium since January, but it was early this spring when he noticed something different as he reached the top of the steps and took a quick rest before heading back down. Across a parking lot, on the roof of the Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis building, workers were beginning to install rooftop solar panels as part of what has become Harvard’s largest solar energy project.“I thought to myself, what a great idea,” said Lanning, who watched the project unfold “like a flip book” on a weekly basis as he trained for competitive races and triathlons. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXe-VtBpRuo” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/LXe-VtBpRuo/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> The renewable energy project was installed as part of Harvard’s commitment to sustainability and its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016 (from a 2006 baseline). During the course of six weeks, a local construction crew installed 2,275 solar photovoltaic panels on 1.5 acres of roof space. The entire project is expected to create 591.5 kilowatts of electricity from the sun’s energy — enough electricity to power approximately 100 traditional residential houses for a year. (The average home could be powered by a 6-kilowatt solar array, explained Joe Harrison, 
senior project developer for Borrego Solar Systems, the company that installed the panels.) This would save nearly 480 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the Earth’s atmosphere.The solar panels will deliver the electricity directly to Harvard’s electrical grid via an inverter that converts direct current (DC) from the panels into alternating current (AC). The resultant electricity can be used to provide energy to homes, buildings, and even the lighting for Harvard’s athletic fields.According to Borrego Solar, the system was designed as efficiently as possible to allow for only 5 percent loss of electricity as the power runs from the panels to the transformer at the end of the line.“Harvard Athletics is incredibly proud of this project and the many initiatives we’ve undertaken to help Harvard achieve its sustainability goals,” said Assistant Director of Athletics Jon Lister.  “We see it as a project that benefits the entire campus, and it couldn’t have been possible without a team effort that included employees from FAS [Faculty of Arts and Sciences] Physical Resources and Planning, Energy and Utilities, EH&S [Environmental Health and Safety], and [Office for] Sustainability teams at Harvard Campus Services.”The electricity produced by the solar panels and the solar panels themselves will be owned by Harvard Athletics and will be used to meet the University’s requirements under the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires Harvard to buy an increasing percentage of electricity from renewable sources. The project is expected to pay for itself within six to 10 years.Harvard Athletics’ commitment to sustainability and waste reduction also includes recycling at football games and tailgates, the creation of a student-led green team, and the installation of a cogeneration unit used to heat pool water and domestic water for showers at the Malkin Athletic Center complex by generating heat and electricity from a single power source that reduces 197 tons of emissions annually.“Harvard Athletics is showing that sports and sustainability go hand in hand,” said Heather Henriksen, director of the Harvard Office for Sustainability. “By building Harvard’s largest solar project, the team at Athletics [is] not only producing clean, renewable energy that will help Harvard get one step close to our goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are also demonstrating a pragmatic approach to their operations that will ultimately reduce costs,” she added.The 501-kilowatt solar project on Harvard-owned Arsenal Mall, installed by Harvard Real Estate in 2009, is the University’s second-largest solar array. A solar thermal and steam heat recovery system installed on the roof of Canaday Hall in 2010 is expected to provide 60 percent of the domestic hot water needs for all buildings in Harvard Yard. Across campus there are more than a half dozen solar projects on the roofs of buildings at the Harvard Business School, in the Harvard Forest, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and throughout the Faculty of Arts Sciences.The Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis building now sports the University’s largest solar energy project.last_img read more