National Fundraising Awards 2016 open for entries

first_img  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 National Fundraising Awards 2016 open for entries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Nominations have opened for this year’s National Fundraising Awards, which take place on 29th November at London’s Troxy, and moving the event from its usual slot during July’s National Fundraising Convention.The deadline for nominations is 5th September at 5pm, and the full shortlist will be announced on 26th September.There are 14 categories in this, the awards’ 26th year, including: Best Individual Giving Campaign, Fundraising Charity of the Year – Large, Fundraising Charity of the Year – Small, Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign, Best Fundraising Newcomer, Best Young Fundraiser (15 years or under), Best Volunteer Fundraiser, and The Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year.This year’s panel of judges is headed up by Kevin Kibble, CEO of Nuture Group Network, and includes Sue Foster, director of fundraising at National Trust, Tim Hunter, director of fundraising at Oxfam, Ruth Ruderham, director of development at Prince’s Trust, and UK Fundraising’s very own Howard Lake.Nominations may be made online.Last year’s winners can also be viewed online.  55 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraisingcenter_img Advertisement Melanie May | 25 May 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 read more

Why M suburbs are a great buy

first_img25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolTHE gentrification of Cairns’ often maligned M suburbs is in full swing with plenty of homeowners renovating cute cottages and charm-filled Queenslanders in the inner-ring locations.Far North newcomers often arrive having being warned to avoid Manunda, Mooroobool and Manoora, but take a drive down any of the streets these days and the areas are rewriting their futures. 25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolChampions in Real Estate principal Michelle Champion said every suburb had “good and bad areas, good and bad streets and good and bad houses”. “It isn’t just the M suburbs,” she said. “In real estate it’s all about location and M suburbs are generally closer to the CBD and this is something that will never change.“Most M suburbs are generally older subdivisions and have larger blocks and wider streets.“Some of the most expensive real estate has been sold in the M suburbs. “There are some amazing areas that are in M suburbs with city and ocean views.”So, for buyers looking for something with all those attributes, here’s a pick of the best M suburb properties for sale right now. 17 Mahogany St, Manoora Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 Offers over $399,000 36B Little St, Manunda 36B Little Street, Manunda 25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolPositioned in leafy surrounds, this home sits high above the city and is immaculately maintained with an open-plan design bathed in natural sunlight. Also comes with a renovated kitchen and a tropical in-ground pool with waterfall. Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 $369,000More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 17 Mahogany St, ManooraThis new construction by award-winning master builders MiHaven is an architecturally-designed freehold with a sophisticated edge. A light-filled open plan layout suits the contemporary, executive-style residence which comes with polished concrete floors, superior appointments and high quality appliances.center_img 25 Cambanora Pl, Mooroobool 25 Cambanora Pl, Mooroobool Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 Offers in the $500,000s 17 Mahogany St, Manoora 36B Little Street, ManundaPerfectly located back from the road and extremely private, this exceptional home is only four years old and offers the charm and character of a Queenslander home without the maintenance. Inside there are polished timber floorboards with a modern central kitchen complete with high quality Bosch appliances and a fully-covered outdoor deck, perfect for indoor and outdoor dining. Currently tenanted for $475 per week. last_img read more

Referees just getting in the way of the game

first_imgOfficiating is one of those things nobody likes.Seriously.When’s the last time you came away pleased with the refereeing in a game you were watching, praising the officials for a job well done?The officiating in Saturday’s USC-Arizona men’s game wasn’t too great, and controversy ensued.In their last game of the season, the Trojans were up by three, 69-66, with seconds remaining in regulation. The Wildcats had possession. Arizona guard Kyle Fogg threw up a desperation three-pointer that didn’t go in.Game over, right? No.USC sophomore forward Nikola Vucevic was whistled for what can only be described as an unusual foul call. It sent Fogg to the line for three free throws — all of which Fogg nailed to send the game into overtime.Let’s just say USC coach Kevin O’Neill wasn’t pleased about the development. After the game, he refused to address the situation directly.“Everyone knows what happened out there,” O’Neill said in his postgame press conference, according to “It’s no secret. Everyone at the game saw what happened and I’m going to leave it at that.”Vucevic was just puzzled.“I didn’t touch anything,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “I just went up with my hand in the air so he couldn’t see the basket.”That was that, and the Trojans moved on to the overtime period with a serious chip on their shoulders.Only that wasn’t it.USC was hampered by a number of other calls over the course of the game, including an Arizona shot in the first overtime that appeared to be released after the shot clock expired, but was counted by officials.In the end the Trojans lost, 86-84, in overtime on a clean layup by Arizona point guard Nic WiseBut the story after the game was more focused on the officiating than anything else.And that right there, is when you know referees aren’t doing their job.One of the first things you learn in referee school is to not change the outcome of the game. Essentially, you are a sidenote to the happenings of the matter, not a key part of it.But, all too often, referees don’t stay true to that. Take Fogg’s shot for example. If the foul hadn’t been called, it’s not like Arizona had much to complain about.The rule of thumb is that fouls aren’t supposed to be called in a game’s waning seconds unless it is completely obvious.And that one wasn’t.Fogg himself said he wasn’t expecting the call afterward, but he gladly took what he could get and ran with it.Now, go ahead and take a moment to think about all the calls you’ve thought were garbage over the last year or so.Think through all of USC football’s 13 games, and the basketball team’s 30 contests as well as the other sports played at USC.And I’m not just saying calls that harmed the Trojans — I can think of plenty calls that favored USC and hurt their opponents.But how many bad calls can you recall, just from memory?In October, the Trojans played Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The Irish had a fourth-and-two situation from the USC 27-yard line in the first quarter. They used a fake goal to drive down to the two-yard line and set up a touchdown.But there was an obvious mistake. Notre Dame had a player run to the sideline, who appeared to exit the playing field, but he stayed on.The Thursday after the game, Pac-10 officiating coordinator Dave Cutaia admitted the refs had made a mistake on the play and two others during the game — including a personal foul call on Taylor Mays that turned out to occur when the opponent was still inbounds.But there was no benefit for USC after the game, of course. No team ever gets anything when an official admits mistake after the game.But the Trojans would’ve taken one of those for Saturday’s mishap.Looking Past the X’s and O’s runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Pedro at [email protected]last_img read more