Dive N’ Drive For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_img  14 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 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. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is causing a stir in Oxfordshire this year. Abingdon based charity Against Breast Cancer is challenging supporters to dive and/or drive during October to raise over £10,000 for their research work into the disease.For the really daring, the Big Pink Plunge is a skydive that’s taking place at Brackley Airfield in Northampton on 23rd October 2011. The charity is calling all thrill seekers to jump from a plane in the name of fundraising and fun.For more ‘grounded’ supporters there’s an opportunity to join Against Breast Cancer for a round of golf, hosted by Kirtlington Golf Club, near Bicester on Tuesday 11th October. The day closes with athree course dinner, raffle and live auction.Join Against Breast Cancer and help create a stir this October. To sign up or find out more please go to: www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk—– ENDS —–Notes:Please contact: Gill Kemp – National Events Manager, Against Breast CancerTel: 01235 534211Kirtlington Golf Club event details – 11th October 2011Tuesday 11th October 11am – 9pmKirtlington Golf Club, nr Bicester, OxfordshireThree course dinner, Charity auction; Ladies, mens and mixed teams18 hole Stableford game; On-course competitions; Tournament prizes; Raffle & Charity AuctionOn the Day: Bacon roll & coffee/tea on arrival * Tee times from midday * 2 tee start * Buggies available by arrangement * Refreshments at the half way point * Club bar * Dinner 6.00pm *Big Pink Plunge Event – 23rd October 2011The Big Pink Plunge offers you the opportunity to take part in a skydive, with full training provided by qualifed instructors. No prior experience is required.The skydive is taking place at Brackley Airfield on 23rd October 2011 but can be organised at another time and venue if this date isn’t suitable.Against Breast CancerAgainst Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Our expert scientists use one of the largest collections of breast cancer patient samples in the UK to look for vital information that could identify the spread of the disease.More women are surviving breast cancer every year. Against Breast Cancer’s research looks at the whole woman through three interlinked areas of research – biochemistry, immunology, and diet and lifestyle. The charity’s research is studying new ways that could help doctors identify and treat secondary breast cancer faster and more effectively and our ultimate aim is to find a vaccine.The charity’s national Diet & Lifestyle study is one of the largest in the world looking at the effects of diet, lifestyle and complementary treatments on breast cancer and long-term survival. Support is vital for Against Breast Cancer if it is to continue its innovative research to develop ways to improve detection and survival after diagnosis so women and men can look forward to a future free of breast cancer. Howard Lake | 15 September 2011 | News Dive N’ Drive For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Tagged with: Eventslast_img read more

Neste’s acquisition of Bunge’s refinery plant in Rotterdam completed

first_img Bunge Loders Croklaan Rotterdam refinery plant. (Credit: Neste.) Neste announced that it would acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan’s refinery plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The refinery plant is located next to Neste’s existing biorefinery and it consists of a pretreatment facility, tank farm, jetties and has a pipeline connection to Neste’s site. The acquisition has been approved by regulatory authorities, and the transaction has been completed on 1 March 2021. The transition of operations and employees will be implemented in phases with the refinery plant’s full and modified pretreatment capacity available for processing Neste’s feedstock by the end of 2024.“The completion of this acquisition is an important step forward in delivering on Neste’s global growth strategy in renewables. It allows us to accelerate the scaling up of our renewable raw material pretreatment capacity, which is an important driver for expanding the use of waste and residue feedstocks and increasing our feedstock flexibility. We are committed to increasing the share of waste and residues to 100% of Neste’s total renewable raw material inputs at the latest by 2025, and growing our production platform to help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 million tons annually by 2030,” says Neste’s President and CEO Peter Vanacker.To meet the growing demand of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and feedstock for polymers and chemicals, Neste focuses on building a global feedstock and production platform for renewables. The company will expand its renewables annual nameplate production capacity from the current 3.2 to 4.5 million tons in the first quarter of 2023, of which the Singapore facility expansion will provide 1.3 million tons. The now acquired refinery offers further pretreatment capacity and terminal infrastructure to handle the increasingly complex waste and residue feedstocks, and supports further growth in production capacity beyond 2023.Neste has been active in the Netherlands since 2011 when the Rotterdam facility for renewable products started its operations. The Rotterdam facility, together with the company’s Singapore refinery, are the world’s biggest and most advanced renewable fuels refineries. Neste’s Sluiskil plant is responsible for the storage and pretreatment of renewable raw materials, and Neste Demeter B.V. delivers raw materials to the company’s renewable products facility. In 2020, Neste also acquired a terminal in Rotterdam for storing, pretreating and blending renewable waste and residue-based raw materials. In 2019, Neste opened a new office in Hoofddorp, in greater Amsterdam which serves as the global hub for the growing Renewable Aviation business. Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, produced from renewable raw materials is currently available at more than 100 sales points throughout the country. Source: Company Press Release Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economylast_img read more

The value of team input in an executive decision

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » While he’s most famously known for saying “None of us is as smart as all of us,” best-selling author Ken Blanchard penned another quote that’s always been a favorite of mine: “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”As a credit union executive, there are many important decisions to make during the year. Whether it’s implementing a new product offering or changing to a new vendor who better aligns with your needs, you carry the burden of decisions that will impact your credit union, your staff and your members for a very long time. A 2019 Alpha survey of 300+ executives found that collaboration between junior and senior stakeholders can help bridge the gap between business needs and customer needs. More importantly, the responses showed that the most successful projects include user feedback.What Does Feedback Look LikeDuring my nearly 27 years in the credit union industry, with more than 16 of that in the insurance space, I’ve seen many methods for making decisions. Each organization is different in how seriously it treats product, solution or partner decisions. Sometimes a major decision is simply handled by the person who oversees a particular department and other times by a blended team of individuals in management. However, one thing is critical to the decision-making process: engaging feedback from cross-departmental staff, including end-users and/or front-line staff.last_img read more

Neymar Stripped of Brazil Captaincy, Replaced by Alves

first_imgNeymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy for next month’s Copa America and will be replaced by his Paris St-Germain team-mate Dani Alves.The 27-year-old forward, given the role eight months ago but under pressure after recent disciplinary issues, was informed of his removal by manager Tite on Saturday.Alves, 36, will also lead the side in friendlies against Qatar and Honduras. Neymar He has captained Brazil four times, most recently in a 1-0 win over Germany in March 2018.This month, French football authorities banned Neymar for three matches after he hit a fan following PSG’s defeat by Rennes in the Coupe de France final.He was also reportedly involved in a dressing room incident with his PSG team-mates.The Copa America takes place in Brazil from 14 June to 7 July, with the hosts taking on Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru in Group A.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more