June 20

Searching for understanding one day after fatal church fire

first_img November 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm On behalf of the Vestry and congregation of St. Luke the Evangelist, Houston, we send our deepest sympathy to families of the victims and to our brothers and sisters in St. Paul’s By-the-Sea in Ocean City. May you feel the arms of Jesus holding you during these tough times. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs November 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm I pray for Rev. Dingwall, his widow and children and the community of Ocean City, that his soul may rest in peace and they may be healed in body, mind, soul and spirit. It is so difficult to fathom why this tragedy happened. Comments (18) Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York November 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm What a shock to read this story. May everyone touched by this tragedy find meaning and healing in the Risen Christ. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID November 29, 2013 at 8:44 am Please know of the love and prayers coming from so many of us in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Al my love, prayers and hopes for a sense of God’s peace and the “sure and certain hope of resurrection.” John Barton says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev. Beth Grundy says: Dianne Aid, TSSF says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 27, 2013 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME November 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm So very sorry to read of this tragedy. Like the Phoenix, St. Paul’s will rise from the ashes, but the sadness will remain. We are never quite the same after such a seismic event. My prayers are with the people there. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Daniel Weatherholt says: Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Rev. Leslie Lewis says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Tally Bandy says: December 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of David. He married my husband, Paul and I while he was the incumbent at St Andrew’s All Saints Church in Chase, BC. I remember him as a very hard working faith filled man with a terrific sense of humour. Our sincere condolences to his family and all those he loved and was loved by. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm It was with great sadness that I heard of the fire at St. Paul’s and the death of its Rector, Rev. David Dingwall. He was a graduate of the Anglican College of Emmanuel & St. Chad, Saskatoon, Canadawhere I was also trained. I send our love to his wife and family and the assurance that David will be remembered at our Advent Sunday Eucharist at St. James the Apostle, Regina, in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle, Canada.Fr. Derek & Margaret Nicholls November 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm On behalf of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, Saskatoon, SK, I send loving support to Brenda and the boys on the very tragic death of David. May you know the presence of God very specially in your life in the difficult days ahead Laurie Ljubojevic says: Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rev. Derek F. Nicholls says: November 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm I am saddened to hear of David’s passing. David was my tutor for four years while I studied theology to become a priest. He was also my pastor and deeply involved in the Shuswap community of B.C.My prayers are offered for the family of David and his parish family. He was so passionate about his journey here on earth. I shall remember him for his humour and hard work . Thankyou Lord. the Rev’d Francene Young says: The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Michael LeCompte, Ocean City, MD says: November 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm My family has been coming to Ocean City since I was a child and we always worshiped at St. Paul’s-by-the-Sea if we were at the beach over a Sunday, and I have continued to do so each year into adulthood. The Dingwalls, Shirley Toms who is the organist, and others in the congregation remember us each year when we return and I have always been touched by their ministry of hospitality to vacationers and by their mission to the poor and marginalized. We visited Ocean City over Labor Day Weekend this past year and I had lunch with Father David and Brenda after the service and we had a great time discussing various topics including music and family life in the church since I am a PK and a church musician. Having worshiped here at least once or twice a year for close to 30 years, I have met several clergy at St. Paul’s and Father David was one of the best! My heart is sad because, even though we only met a few times, I feel that I have lost one of my priests and a friend. I have other friends in this community who are hurting (Brenda and the boys, Shirley, and others) and I would love nothing more than to be there to embrace all of them. I pray for this very special and loving community that they can find the strength to heal and carry on their important ministry of welcoming and hospitality that means so much to those of us who look forward to coming back each year. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Donna-Mae Siderius says: Featured Jobs & Calls the Rev Dr. Canon Beth Marie Murphy says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing November 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm As one of the first responders to arrive at this blazing church, we as firefighters encountered a shocking and tragic church event. We who handled the issues at the fire scene and witnessed death from inside this historic church, are asking our famlies and friends…….. why??? I was married in this beautiful church over 32 years ago and have been a volunteer firefighter/EMT for 35 years. But, this fire loss, injury and death, has really shocked me and so many of us; in this very close seaside community. After attending a touching and wonderful service this evening, I ask all of you to reach out to this family of severe loss and offer your support. Please continue to pray and support the lady church volunteer who is in critical condition, in a Baltimore Burn Center. She really needs our deep prayers for very speedy recovery! Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY November 30, 2013 at 2:20 pm Several parishioners at my church, St John the Evangelist, in Salmon Arm, B.C. we’re shocked and saddened by this news of the Rev. David Dingwall’s death. They knew him personally because he had worked for several years as a priest in the Diocese of the Kootenay. He served as an:*Incumbent in Cranbrook, B.C.*Priest in three small towns: Sorrento, Chase, and Celista. (Whilst priest in Celesta he married Sarah and Mike Turgeon O’Brien.)In addition, The Rev David Dingwall’s father was Priest in Niagara, Ontario. The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Morris says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC November 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. May the soul of David Dingwall and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace. May all those who grieve find the consolation of their faith. November 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm Brenda and her sons worshiped at St. Johns in Hampton, VA. The boys sang in the childrens choir and took music lessons. We remember an especially poignant Advent service where Nick read a lesson. The news of the Rev. David Dimgwalls death is beyond sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and the boys and the community. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET November 28, 2013 at 11:24 pm I am deeply saddened by this news. Such tragedies happen too often, and are impossible to really understand why. May we join in deepest sympathy and prayer especially for the widow and children, and close friends and parishioners of Fr. David Dingwall. And give thanks for the outpouring of love, support and grace from the Bishop Shand, the Lutherans and others there. November 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm David was a dearly-loved colleague in Kootenay Diocese, British Columbia. I grieve his death and send love to his wife and family. November 28, 2013 at 12:57 am So sorry to read this. My prayers go out to the whole community. Searching for understanding one day after fatal church fire ‘There will be resurrection experiences out of this,’ bishop says Rector Smithfield, NC Marcia Mary Cook says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Members of the Ocean City Fire Department carry a victim pulled from the fire building to an awaiting ambulance along Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City Tuesday morning. Photo: Grant L. Gursky[Episcopal News Service] Instead of celebrating a Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist on the morning of Nov. 27, the members of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church remained stunned after a fire at the church the morning before killed two people, including their rector.The Rev. David Dingwall, who would have turned 51 on Dec. 26, died hours after the fire occurred in the office area of the church at 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City, Maryland.The Rev. David Dingwall, who would have turned 51 on Dec. 26, died hours after the fire occurred in the office area of the church at 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City, Maryland.The fire began when a person on fire entered the church’s Shepherd’s Crook ministry offices, located in the 1923 rectory building that is part of the church’s property. Shepherd’s Crook provides food and clothing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.Diocese of Easton Bishop James “Bud” Shand told the Episcopal News Service in a telephone interview Nov. 27 that he had been told a person whose clothes were on fire ran in from the street to the church office. The Town of Ocean City in a press release issued midday on Nov. 27 identified the man as John Raymond Sterner, 56, of Ocean City.Sterner “embraced” a woman volunteer who was there preparing to open up for the Tuesday food distribution, Shand said. A man in the office “tried to kind of knock him down so he would roll and put him out but he couldn’t get near him because the heat was too intense.”The man who tried to stop Sterner was also burned, Shand said.Officials did not confirm those details in their release and did not identify the woman who is still being treated for burns or the other man. Sterner was declared dead at the scene. No other information about Sterner was released.Dingwall was in his office on the second floor when the fire broke out, according to Shand, and suffered smoke inhalation. The town said that Dingwall was found “during a primary search of the second floor of the building, where they experienced heavy smoke and heat conditions.”  The unconscious priest was quickly removed from the building, treated on the scene by paramedics and transported to Atlantic General Hospital, where he later died, the town said.While the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation, the press release said investigators suspect an accelerant was involved in the quick spread of the fire.“Initial damage assessments indicate significant fire damage of the first and second floor office, in addition to smoke and overhaul damage throughout the first floor of the rectory building,” the town said in its press release.Ocean City firefighters work to extinguish a blaze in the rectory of St. Paul’s by the Sea Tuesday morning. Grant L. GurskyA number of area Episcopal priests responded to news that St. Paul’s was on fire, Shand said. The priest from Church of the Holy Spirit, another Ocean City Episcopal church, came to the scene to minister to responders, according to the bishop, and others went to the hospital were the victims were taken. One of those priests anointed Dingwall that afternoon, Shand said.Shand, who came to the church after the fire, was in route from visiting one burn victim at another hospital to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland, to see Dingwall again when he received word that the priest had died.The parish is “shocked” and “reeling” the day after the fire, the bishop said. The junior warden was meeting with the church’s insurance company this morning to discover the extent of the damage. The town said the church had “minimal to no significant damage.” News reports said the sanctuary was intact but had suffered smoke damage.“We don’t know what goes through people’s minds, why people do what they do and why they inflict pain and hurt on other people like they do. Why did that man do that? I don’t know,” Shand said. “But we have to live with the good and the bad, the dark and the light … there will be resurrection experiences out of this. It might be hard, but we will move on. This congregation will become more resilient as time goes on.”St. Paul’s By-the-Sea in Ocean City, Maryland, before the blaze.The Gothic Revival wood-shingled St. Paul’s Church dates from 1900 but, Episcopal services began in Ocean City in 1878, just three years after the first hotel opened on the island, according to a history on the church’s website.The building where the fire occurred also houses the Red Doors Community Center, a St. Paul’s ministry.“We mourn the loss of our rector and priest, Father David Dingwall, and pray also for everyone affected,” including the other unidentified victims, one who died and one who suffered life-threatening injuries, the community center said on its Facebook page.The town said the community center experienced “minimal to no significant damage.”Much of Ocean City was mourning as well. St. Paul’s parishioners, as well as other members of the Ocean City community, will gather for a prayer service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on the evening of Nov. 27. Shand said he and the Rev. Heather Crook, the canon to the ordinary, will be at that service “to be there for the folks of St. Paul’s-by-the-Sea.”Amy Morgan, St. Peter’s office manager, told Episcopal News Service in a telephone interview that one of the Lutheran church’s parishioners was a first responder to the scene and was “pretty shaken up by it all.” Out of her conversation with that woman, Morgan said, came the idea from her and Pastor Gregg Knepp for St. Peter’s to offer to host a prayer service for St. Paul’s members and “for the community just to come out a show our support.”Morgan contacted the Rev. Penelope Morrow, St. Paul’s deacon, to see if the parish would want to have such a service, and she said she also called Cook. “We didn’t want to be intrusive; we didn’t want to step on any toes. We just wanted to show our love and support,” she said.The service will include a “love offering” to be given to the diocese for use at St. Paul’s, Morgan said.Morgan said the hours after the fire have been “surreal” because, while one hears on the news about “bizarre” things like this happening elsewhere, “you never think it’s going to happen here.”“It made me go home and hug my daughter tight,” said Morgan, who often had to pause to compose herself during the interview.Ocean City is popular resort town located at the southern tip of Fenwick Island, a barrier island off the coast of Maryland that stretches north along Delaware. It has a year-round population of about 7,100 people, but swells to more than 300,000 in the summer. The town is “tight-knit,” Morgan said, and area churches often come together to serve community needs.“When there’s a need, you really see the heart of this community come out,” she said. “That’s why I love this place.”Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore called Nov. 26 “a very tragic day for our community.”“We are thankful for the numerous agencies that assisted us during our response and especially thankful for all of the public safety personnel who helped prevent this fire from claiming more lives,” he said in the town’s press release.St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and many other area churches have offered their worship space to St. Paul’s, Shand said, and near-by St. Mary Star of the Sea-Holy Savior Roman Catholic Church offered to host the priest’s funeral. That service will probably occur sometime early next week, the bishop said, depending on when law enforcement officials release of Dingwall’s body.Staff at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland in Baltimore are conducting autopsies “to determine the manner and cause” of Dingwall’s and Sterner’s death, the town said in its release.Shand said the entire Episcopal Church and other denominations have been “very generous” in their offers of help and prayers.Dingwall moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2003 after serving three parishes in the Canadian province of British Columbia where he grew up. He was received into the Episcopal Church from the Anglican Church of Canada in 2005, according to his biography on the church’s website. “He is particularly thankful for this time as the people of the parish provided him with a gracious introduction to life in The Diocese of Easton, The Episcopal Church and, perhaps most importantly, to life on the Eastern Shore,” the biography says.Dingwall is survived by his wife Brenda, their three sons and their dog Minnie. Their children all live in the area, according to Shand.“Everyone is in shock. Everyone is devastated for his family,” Amanda Cropper, a vestry member who’s in charge of the church’s building and grounds, told the Associated Press. “He was a strong advocate for those who are not lucky in life.”She added: “He’ll be greatly missed, but for me it will be on the more personal side. … He had a devastatingly wicked sense of humor.”The congregation was “devoted” to Dingwall and his leadership, the bishop said, and the priest “reached out to the community in big ways.”“David brought home to them the commands of our Lord” to feed the hungry, to give shelter to those who need it and give clothing and water to those going without.St. Paul’s had a “tremendous ministry to the misplaced, the displaced people of Ocean City and there’s a lot of them,” Shand said.For years, the parish has served a Christmas Day dinner and last year’s meal hosted between 600-700 dinners with about a 1,000 meals served take-away style, according to Shand.The fire, especially coming just two days before Thanksgiving, “will leave an indelible mark in the minds of Ocean City, St. Paul’s” the bishop said.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA November 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm The Sisters of St. Mary, Sewanee, TN are joining me in praying for the repose of those souls, and for Our Lord’s healing grace enfolding the hurting spirits of St. Paul’s parish and Ocean City. We pray also for Bp, Shand and Canon Cook as they minister to this suffering community. Linda Fortier says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group June Cridland says: Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

June 16

Nominations open for Most Admired Charities

first_img  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. Howard Lake | 30 June 2005 | News Third Sector magazine is seeking nominations for this year’s awards for Britain’s Most Admired Charities.There are four categories: Britain’s Most Admired Charity, won last year by Medecins Sans Frontieres UK; Most Admired Charity Chief Executive, won by Lord Victor Adebowale; Most Innovative Charity, won by the RNID; and Most Admired Celebrity Charity Champion, won by The Princess Royal.The awards will be presented on 3 November 2005 at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Liverpool Street, London. Advertisement Nominations open for Most Admired Charitiescenter_img Nfpsynergy will be analysing the reasons that nominators give for their entries and producing a report on the qualities and abilities which charity leaders consider important.Nominations can be made on the paper forms inserted in Third Sector magazine, or online. The closing date for nominations is 20 July 2005. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

June 16

Charities must embrace technology to win younger supporters, says CAF research

first_imgOnline giving. Online giving still only accounts for less than £1 in every £7 donated to charities in the UK, according to previous CAF research. One in three young adults aged 18-34 (34%) have made an online ad hoc donation to a charity, compared to one in six people over 65 (17%). When it comes to future intent, more than six in ten (62%) younger adults believed they would donate online in the next year compared to one in three over 65s. Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Donor acquisition Research / statistics People prefer retailers which help them give to charity. Around half (48%) of adults are aware of the small change initiative, growing slightly among 18-34s (55%). This is the online equivalent of a collection tin by the till, where shoppers are given the option of ‘rounding up’ the cost of purchases with the difference going to charity. Almost one in three (29%) under 35s have donated in this way. And half of young adults (50%) say they would have a more positive impression of a retailer if it allowed them to donate in this way.CAF’s head of research Susan Pinkney said:“One of the big challenges facing charities is how to encourage younger people to emulate the generosity of their parents and grandparents’ generation. A 65-year-old is now almost twice as likely to donate to charity as someone in their early 20s.“Young people in the UK tend to be very socially conscious and have a real appetite for supporting good causes. But this potential is not being fulfilled. To close this generational gap in giving, charities need to make it easier for young people to give. Advertisement  227 total views,  1 views today Charities must embrace technology to win younger supporters, says CAF research People are carrying less cash. Two in three adults (66%) now have contactless cards and many of those who use them (34%) carry less cash as a result. This poses a challenge for charities, with cash still being the most popular way for people to make ad hoc donations to good causes. One in three young adults (35%) said they would use contactless payments to give to charity if the option was available.  228 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49center_img Charities need to become more tech-savvy to encourage younger people to give, according to the Charities Aid Foundation.Research carried out with YouGov suggests that new charity apps, better online donation options, and more consistent use of social media should be priorities for charities looking to motivate the next generation of givers.The paper Appetite for Donation shows that while only 8% of people have donated via an app, one in three (32%) young adults would give more if the technology was available.Key findings:Appetite for apps. Fewer than one in ten people (8%) have donated to charity using an app. By contrast, more than half of 18-to-34-year-olds use an app for their banking (53%). 32% of young adults say they would donate to charity in the next year if the technology was available. People would like a charity app to show how their donation is being spent (39%), see how a charity spends money more generally (33%) and to be able to search for charities dealing with particular issues (31%). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis49 Translating ‘likes’ into donations. Over half of people who interact with charities on social media do not go on to donate to them. The likes of Facebook and Twitter have given charities opportunities to reach more people with one in three people saying they have followed or supported a charity on social media in the past 12 months. While there have been some notable successful social media based fundraising campaigns, there is potential for charities to do more to turn clicks into donations. Melanie May | 25 July 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

June 16

New programme will bring frontline expertise into trusts & foundations

first_img Tagged with: trusts and foundations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 A programme is to launch this autumn aimed at bringing more frontline expertise into the trusts and foundation sector.Charityworks, Koreo, Ten Years’ Time, Ruth Ibegbuna of RECLAIM and Baljeet Sandhu, 2014 Clore Social Fellow and Fellow of the Tsai Centre for Innovative Thinking at Yale, have come together to form a coalition, called 2027, to support frontline workers from working class communities into decision-making roles in trusts and foundations.The coalition has been awarded a £500k National Lottery grant, which will help finance a 12-month placement programme designed to help grant funders access deep community expertise in their teams. It will run for each of the next ten years, recruiting and training 150 individuals from working class backgrounds with professional experience that has ingrained them in communities.  The remaining income will be made up from contributions from participating foundations as well as a £150k donation from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.The programme launches in October 2018. Trusts and foundations are currently signing up to take part with most places already allocated. To meet interest from trusts and foundations for the initiative, the 2027 coalition have also developed additional elements to the programme including supporting boards looking to examine their own approach to expertise, diversity and inclusion, and a campaign where foundations commit to ensuring that a minimum of 40% of their trustees identify as from the communities they most exist to serve by 2027.2027 Partner, Baljeet Sandhu, said:“Despite there being many lived-experience leaders working across our communities, as a whole our social sector fails to equitably and meaningfully value lived expertise in our work ­– expertise earned from first-hand experience of social issues or injustices and activated through work embedded in communities. Instead, people are too often hired through well-established networks far removed from the communities they serve. “2027 isn’t about helping people from working class communities take part in the programme or improve their CVs, it’s about helping trusts and foundations improve their decision-making through the inclusion of diverse perspectives gained from lived, as well as learnt, experience – so that together, we can all inform efforts to support communities we are committed to serve and help thrive.” Advertisement  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 New programme will bring frontline expertise into trusts & foundations About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 19 July 2018 | News  91 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

May 31

Assurant Announces New Innovations

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Movers and Shakers in Featured, Headlines, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles About Author: Nicole Casperson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 6, 2017 1,097 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Assurant, Inc. recently announced the release of a series of new products and product enhancements from its Mortgage Solutions division designed to address some of the challenges surrounding the rapidly evolving mortgage valuations and title sectors. This includes new valuations, mortgage technology, and title products and enhancements.“Assurant partners with and really listens to our clients to understand the challenges they face so together we can adapt to market demands,” said Dan Hoppes, SVP, Mortgage Solutions at Assurant. “We are focused on innovation that enables us to meet our client’s need for a faster, streamlined appraisal process, while maintaining compliance and reliability.”Partnering with top industry originators, Assurant has developed the Assurant Hybrid Appraisal, enabling customizable hybrid desktop appraisals with an interior inspection to replace traditional appraisals for lower-risk properties. This alternative appraisal is coupled with a proprietary property risk and complexity screening tool that identifies low-risk properties and utilizes trained inspectors, significantly reducing valuation turn times without compromising quality or compliance.Assurant has also made enhancements to its Title and Mortgage Technology product lines in an effort to create a better user experience while streamlining the overall appraisal management process—called Assurant LenderX. In addition, American Title, Inc (ATI), an Assurant Company, has introduced eSigning to better the borrower’s experience and reduces time and paperwork for everyone involved. Assurant Announces New Innovations The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post HOUSING mortgage Movers and Shakers 2017-11-06 Nicole Casperson Previous: HouseCanary Announces Partnership Next: Quicken Loans Leader Moves to SD Capital Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / Assurant Announces New Innovations Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

May 24

‘One of the finest men I have ever known’

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Don Renfroe is Hixon’s nephew and he said Hixon influenced his life in a way that charted a course that has brought him to where he is today. “Bill was my mother’s brother and he was only 16 years older than me so he was more like a brother than an uncle,” Renfroe said. “Bill led a storied life. He was born during the Great Depression but his mama and daddy had a grocery store so they had better means than most folks.”Hixon had an older brother who died when he was only seven-years-old so his mother was very protective of him.“Bill had two older sisters and a mama and an aunt that babied and spoiled him.” Renfroe said. “His mama and aunt were athletic so they taught him to play football, basketball and baseball and to be very competitive.”Hixon was a star athlete at Pike County High School and was the school’s first football player to sign a scholarship at Troy State College, where he starred on the gridiron until Uncle Sam called him.“Bill could have got a deferment because his daddy was in bad health but his mama said they could manage the farm and Bill needed to go serve his country,” Renfroe said. “That was tough love but Bill was tough.”In the Army, Hixon had to opportunity to play football but injured his knee; then he played baseball. When he returned to Troy State, the knee injury kept him off the football field but he played baseball.After college, he returned to the farm with the goal of raising the best commercial herd of beef cattle, not only in Pike County but in all Alabama.“And, he did,” Renfroe said. “Whatever Bill did, he did the best he possibly could and cattlemen all across the state knew his name and looked to him for advice. What better can be said of a man than he had the love of his family and friends and the respect and admiration of all who knew him.” By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Rush Hixon Book Nook to reopen Garrett said Hixon was always standing ready to help anyone and at any time. “Back when we were young, Bill kept me and James O. Johnson headed in the right direction,” Garrett said. “Bill knew all the do’s and don’ts about farming.“And he would give you his thoughts about things and most of the time, nearly all the time, he was right. He knew all the ropes. Bill was loved and respected and whatever he said to do, we Cattlemen tried to do.” Troy Mayor Jason Reeves said Hixon’s influence reached throughout the community. “We had the closing of our USDA loan the morning he passed and we all talked about his influence. We would not have been in that building without what he had done as a Cattleman or gotten the loan and grant without his work as a South Alabama Electric Cooperative Board Member,” Reeves said. “ He leaves a tremendous legacy.”Garrett said Hixon’s leadership was beneficial to the local farmers as well as those statewide. “Bill understood the farmers’ problems and concerns,” Garrett said.  “When Bill spoke at the state level, they listed. He was known and respected all over the state, as was his wife Betty, who was a leader in the Cattlewomen’s organization. He cannot be replaced.” Law: ‘We’re probably in for a hard time’ “Going in the wrong direction.” That is how Dr. Eric Law described the metrics used to determine the impact of… read more Sponsored Content Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img On the eighth day, God looked down on His planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker so God made a farmer.”And there has not been a been a better caretaker of God’s paradise than Bill Hiixon.His death on May 28, 2020, brought sadness throughout the Pike County area and all across the state. Published 6:59 am Saturday, May 30, 2020 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day ‘One of the finest men I have ever known’ Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Next Up“Bill Hixon was one of the finest men I have ever known,” said Johnny Garrett, a friend of more than 50 years. Bill was a lifetime director of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and people all around the state knew and respected him. His influence was widespread for many years. He will be missed.”Hixon of the Banks community was a third-generation farmer. His Buckhorn Creek Farm is an Alabama Century Farm. “Bill was an outstanding cattleman. We were in the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association together almost since it started,” Garrett said. “Bill served as our president and was inducted into the Alabama Cattlemen’s Hall of Fame and that’s a great honor for any cattleman.” You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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May 12

Call centre staff to work from home

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article A breakthrough in technology could save thousands of call centre jobs inthis country and halt the exodus in overseas outsourcing by enabling staff towork from home. A North-East call centre is currently testing the equipment, and claims itcuts costs to such an extent that it could help the UK compete with countriessuch as India, where staff are paid much less. The new system allows employees to handle calls in exactly the same way asthey would in a call centre, but because they are working from home, at afraction of the cost. Amicus Outsourcing is currently piloting the remote worker system and hopesto have more than 50 staff working from home by the end of November. The system could also provide a key route into work for those withdisabilities, or parents who are only able to work from home. Geoff Thompson, managing director of the centre, said the technology wouldalso help with staff turnover, allow greater flexibility and eliminatecommuting. However, Colin Mackay, director of quality and standards at the Call CentreAssociation, said the concept highlighted problems around the control ofpeople, information and social contact. He said the system would only be suitable as part of a mixture of workingoptions, as many staff would not have a suitable home environment to work in. “Working from home is only suitable in certain circumstances,”said Mackay. “Most of the cost is tied up in the people, not the callcentres.” John Shaw, HR director of shared services at Centrica, said it was the sortof idea that employers would look to explore because of costs, travel andwork-life balance. By Ross Wighamwww.amicus-outsourcing.com Call centre staff to work from homeOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

May 4

Navy Finds Vessel with North Korean Refugees

first_imgA vessel with twenty North Korean refugees was found in the Yellow Sea off South Korea, reports Associated Press on Nov 5. According to the news agency, the vessel was detected several days ago near one of the islands off South Korea’s western coast. The national navy was informed about the vessel found first.No details were reported, although AP informs there were 21 refugees on board. Through recent months, that is the largest group of refugees found by South Korean authorities.Normally, most of refugees are deported to DPRK. For instance, in Feb 2011 over 30 of them were found on a boat heading for South Korea. Only four of them were allowed to stay because they accepted official status of deserters. Nevertheless, DPRK blames the neighbor saying North Koreans are detained against their will.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, November 08, 2011; Navy Finds Vessel with North Korean Refugees November 8, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Korean Share this article View post tag: vessel View post tag: North View post tag: Refugees Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy Finds Vessel with North Korean Refugees View post tag: Navy View post tag: findslast_img read more

April 21

Kerry takes on new concepts

first_imgKerry Ingredients & Flavours is to showcase two advanced technology concepts – Biobake and Route to Natural – at Food Ingredients Europe ’09, aimed at addressing cost reduction and healthy eating requirements in the bakery and savoury snacks sectors.Biobake is a clean-label gluten reduction technology, which aims to deliver cost savings of around 50-60% by reducing gluten content. It is suitable for all types of bread application and works at low dosage levels with any grade of flour.Kerry has also developed a flavouring for the savoury snack market, called Route to Natural. It is a cheese and salami flavouring which is MSG-free and contains all-natural ingredients. The flavouring combines Kerry’s expertise in dairy flavours with its new Sureflow advanced snack flavour processing technology, which offers greater application control, improved consistency, less downtime and reduced waste, said the company.www.kerrygroup.comlast_img read more

April 20

Muffin Break launches three new products

first_imgRetail bakery chain Muffin Break has added a bundt cake, a lemon bar and an almond croissant to its menu.  The bundt cake is available in three flavours – banana, sticky date, and lemon & blueberry.“As versatile as muffins but just as delicious,” according to the company, the bundt cakes offer customers “something different”.The lemon bar has a lemony shortbread base with a tart lemon curd on top, and the new almond croissant, is “a fantastic grab-and-go item for customers in a rush”.Gemma Sandells, Muffin Break’s marketing manager, said: “In order to continue to stay competitive and appealing in the market, Muffin Break is consistently looking to expand its ranges to entice and intrigue its customers.” “Like everything we do, these new products are baked fresh every day by our team of bakers – a signature feature of Muffin Break, which continues to make us a stand-out on the high street.”Last month Muffin Break announced a new partnership with children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK.last_img read more