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Sir Lenny Henry opens the first virtual IoF Fundraising Convention

first_img“First person rather than omniscient storytelling. People can tell their own story better than we can.”Sir Lenny at #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/m9bVrEZmP0— Richard Sved (@richardsved) July 6, 2020 Great to hear from @LennyHenry this morning @IoFtweets #IOFFC #inspiration #plenary #virtual #conference the sense of community keeps coming through. “When we see a problem that affects us we try to fix it, together”— Terence Lovell (@tejlovell) July 6, 2020 Successful fundraising – allow people to tell their own story @LennyHenry #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/TwheYm10oR— Polly Symondson (@Pollysymondson) July 6, 2020 @LennyHenry – just brilliant ?? “Katanga my friend” indeed- #IoFFC – well done to all at @IoFtweets a brilliant start you’ve raised the bar!— David Mbaziira (@DavidMbaziira) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry in a peacock-print shirt, in our living rooms, inviting us all on a fundraising climbing holiday with Stormzy, The Spice Girls, Girl’s Aloud, Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and the cast of Dad’s Army #IoFCC. BEST MONDAY MORNING EVER.— Laurie Boult (@boultea) July 6, 2020 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. @LennyHenry on EDI – it’s not his full time job, but I recognise that some of us get charged with taking this on. “Look around your office. If everyone looks like you there’s a problem.” EDI Recruitment Guides coming tomorrow. #IoFFC— Elizabeth Balgobin ?️?? (@balgobinthinks) July 6, 2020 @lennyhenry says “Thank you to everybody in the #fundraising sector – you rock!” – yes we do! #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/2wTDEJCb4A— Sophie Maggs (@sophmaggs) July 6, 2020 “You don’t overcome things alone, you do it together.” The wonderful @LennyHenry was so inspiring! Thanks for a great start to the day @IoFtweets #IOFFC pic.twitter.com/iz9wvCT3rJ— Sarah Secombes (@sarahlousec) July 6, 2020 “If everybody looks like you, that’s a problem.” Exactly right @LennyHenry #IoFFC— Lucy Caldicott (@LucyCaldicott) July 6, 2020 Part 2 of my notes of Lenny Henry’s #IoFFC plenary pic.twitter.com/xvJlY82ex0— BoldLight (@boldlight) July 6, 2020 “Fundraisers rock. You rock like a rocky mobster” @LennyHenry #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/p2vEBYm44R— IoF North West (@IoFNorthWest) July 6, 2020 “We have to keep going, or all those vital things will go by the wayside. And we can’t have that. We can’t stop believing”. @LennyHenry talking commitment, humanity, solidarity, and the importance of the small stuff as well as the global. Inspiring message for the times. #IoFFC— Matthew Sherrington (@m_sherrington) July 6, 2020  554 total views,  2 views today @LennyHenry – it starts at the top -if you are on the board or organising things – look around your team & then look outside at the community you serve. Ask the hard questions – how do we serve you? how do we change? #DiversityAndInclusion #IoFFC— okusoka+co (@okusokaCO) July 6, 2020 Highlights of Lenny Henry’s opening plenary What a wonderful way to start a Monday morning. @LennyHenry with Stormzy, @akalamusic and the Krankies climbing Everest. What an image. #IoFFC— Elizabeth Balgobin ?️?? (@balgobinthinks) July 6, 2020 If everybody looks like you, it needs to change. ?????? #IoFFC— Victoria Winterton (@VictoriaPiaW) July 6, 2020 ‘Young people are engaged with (coronavirus) and they are seeing things, they are seeing people in much worse off situations than themselves…and THEY want to help.’ @LennyHenry – the future may be brighter than we think. #IoFFC #fundraising #movements #change— Veronica (@vbam22) July 6, 2020 First person storytelling instead of third person. @LennyHenry tells the sector that the days of *image of a poorly child*, narrator: “this is a poorly child” are gone. Make sure that you tell the story of your cause through your beneficiaries, not on their behalf. #IoFFC— Emily Hurrell (@Emme_B) July 6, 2020 A hearty laugh while talking about serious issues. Thanks so much @LennyHenry #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/OqVy3qCwRq— Tara (@TaraSherjan) July 6, 2020 “You rock” says @LennyHenry to all #fundraisers #IOFFC @IoFtweets pic.twitter.com/s6laslPrXN— Terence Lovell (@tejlovell) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry today presented the opening plenary of the Institute of Fundraising’s 2020 Fundraising Convention.Introduced by Convention chair-elect Claire Rowney, Sir Lenny spoke live from home to many of the 3,000 delegates who have registered for this year’s Convention.He talked about Comic Relief’s early days and its track record, of people’s instinctive willingness to give under even the hardest of circumstances, of the need to present peoples’ stories from their point of view, and the requirement for organisations like charities to reflect the people they work with and not just a sub-set of them.Sir Lenny answered questions from delegates and delivered an inspiring start to the three-day event.Appropriately enough, Claire Rowney began the opening plenary session announcing two special awards (which would normally have been presented as part of the National Fundraising Awards). The Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising went to Richard Taylor, and, a one-off award, the Special Recognition Award, went to… Sir Lenny Henry!  555 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Celebrity Comic Relief Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention Howard Lake | 6 July 2020 | News “Nothing happens without grit” – together we can overcome anything. Thank you Sir @LennyHenry #IoFFC @IoFtweets ?? thank you @clairerowney and we even got a KATANGA! pic.twitter.com/ElTw36oJXM— Sally Insley (@sally_insley) July 6, 2020 “What I’ve learnt over the past 30 years is the importance of sticking together ” What an absolutely brilliant opening plenary, Sir Lenny. Thank you. #IoFFC pic.twitter.com/Ikg5aisomh— Rob Cope (@robantonycope) July 6, 2020 #IoFFC trending at Number 7 in the UK right now – wow! Iour sector pic.twitter.com/oFx9z6CRxK— Matt Smith (@InnovationMatt) July 6, 2020 Sir Lenny Henry opens the first virtual IoF Fundraising Convention Great tips from @LennyHenry about using #storytelling to motivate #donors in this morning’s #IoFFC? Make it authentic and true? Don’t patronise the reader – they’re smart and informed! ? Let people tell their own story? Bring the reader into the [email protected]— Kat Carter (@KatC) July 6, 2020 “Compassion fatigue is a misnomer. We’re going to get through this. We’re going to keep giving, because we want to, and because it’s what we do.”Sir Lenny on the generous public response to the pandemic.#IoFFC pic.twitter.com/mayxp6PxFK— Richard Sved (@richardsved) July 6, 2020last_img read more

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Martens files for Clerk of Superior be removed from case

first_imgFacebook TAGSfeaturedJason CorbettlimerickMolly martensmurdernorth carolinaThomas Martens Email Murder accused Molly Martens Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Murder accused Molly MartensMOLLY Martens’ lawyers have filed a motion seeking to remove Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash from the Jason Corbett case amid claims that he and a lawyer for the Limerickman’s estate held “unethical secretive converstions”.The legal team for Ms Martens, who has been charged with second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter, has sought that the Clerk of the Superior Court hand over all his communications regarding the decision made to award guardianship of Jason’s children Jack and Sarah to his sister Tracey Lynch.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Walter Holton, lawyer for Ms Martens, said that “conduct by the the Clerk is so egregious as to necessitate the disqualification of Mr Shipwash from any future proceedings in the matter.”Murder accused Molly Martens, is currently within a 30 day period where she has been ordered to return the items that she had taken from the home where Jason Corbett was murdered last August.Molly, (32) who together with her father Thomas Martens, (65) have been indicted in the US courts with the manslaughter and second degree murder of Jason on August 2 last when he was bludgeoned to death.Mr Corbett was found dead in the bedroom of his North Carolina home that he shared with his children, his second wife and former nanny Molly Martens.The father and daughter pair were charged and released on bail bonds of $200,000 each.Last September, a court order was put in place preventing Ms Martens from removing anything from the home at Panther Creek, Wallburg, North Carolina.However, on January 21 last, Ms Martens is understood to have taken the “majority of the tangible personal property located in the home and placed that property storage” according to court documents filed.Ms Martens argued that she only took items that she had paid for with a credit card in her sole nameHowever papers filed in court showed that the card was financed from the couple’s joint account which contained mostly money earned by Mr Corbett. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsMartens files for Clerk of Superior be removed from caseBy Staff Reporter – March 18, 2016 838 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick student is All-Ireland Youth Volunteer of the YearNext articleLimerick woman highlights plight of circus elephants Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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Sanofi more confident about its coronavirus vaccines

first_imgTopics : “Our confidence has increased. We have work to do like everybody on manufacturing in large volumes. But we will have one, maybe two vaccines next year,” Hudson said.Translate Bio said on Tuesday the mRNA vaccine had induced an immune response in non-human studies, with trials in humans expected to start in November.Sanofi has secured deals for the vaccine-plus-adjuvant with the United States and Britain, and is in advanced talks with the European Union to supply it with up to 300 million doses.But the EU is offering only partial protection to vaccine makers against legal risks from side-effects of their potential shots, European officials said earlier this week, in a move that is hampering deals and contrasts with U.S. policy.”I think with the level of protection, we have reached an ‘agreed level’. And I think that has allowed us to go forward and sign. But I am aware there are different positions on how strong that is,” Hudson said.With vaccines being developed at record speed during the pandemic, there is potentially a greater risk they may have unexpected consequences or may not be effective.The financial coverage of these liabilities is a key feature of drugmakers’ talks with governments keen to secure vaccine shots in advance.There is so far no approved coronavirus vaccine, except one authorized in Russia before large-scale trials. The other, being developed with U.S. company Translate Bio , relies on a different technology known as mRNA.”The early data is saying that we’re on the right track and that we have a vaccine,” Paul Hudson said in an interview on Friday, referring to the vaccine being developed with GSK.That vaccine is set to start clinical trials next month.Around 30 experimental coronavirus shots are already in human trials. But Hudson said in June the probability of Sanofi obtaining a vaccine with an efficacy of more than 70% was higher than for rivals, in part due to its experience in vaccines.center_img Sanofi’s confidence in its coronavirus vaccine candidates has increased this summer as the French drugmaker prepares to start clinical trials, its chief executive told Reuters.The company is working on two of the more than 150 potential vaccines being developed across the world to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 831,000 lives and sparked economic chaos.One candidate, to be manufactured on the back of an existing platform that develops vaccines to treat flu, will use an adjuvant made by Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to boost its efficacy.last_img read more

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Leaders Belfast rout Stars

first_imgElite League leaders Belfast Giants romped to a 7-1 victory over Dundee Stars at the Odyssey Arena. Futher goals for Garside and Mike Kompon made it 6-1 heading into the final period, where Robby Sandrock wrapped things up for Belfast. Braehead Clan recorded their fourth league win after thumping Scottish rivals Edinburgh Capitals 4-0 at the Murrayfield Ice Rink. There was late drama at the National Ice Centre, where Fife Flyers edged out Nottingham Panthers 4-3 after penalties. Goals from Ray Sawada, Mark Garside and defenceman David Phillips in the first period put the Giants in control. Darryl Lloyd added another at the start of the second, before Igor Gongalsky pulled one back for Dundee. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more