Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck

first_imgMade to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 February 2009 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Management 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

SSE Airtricity presents over €105,000 to 11 groups in Donegal

first_imgSSE Airtricity has presented over €105,000 to 11 community groups close to its Meentycat Wind Farm in Co. Donegal.The company presented €52,249 to local groups, topping-up the €80,000 raised by community members from this year’s Sponsored Walk at Meentycat Wind Farm as well as an additional €53,000 awarded for 11 local projects through its Community Fund.A large number of this year’s Community Fund recipients are putting the funding towards improving their energy efficiency measures, which SSE Airtricity strongly supports.Letterkenny Rugby Club and St. Ninians’s Convoy Parish Church will improve the insulation of their buildings, while Raphoe Congregational Church, Illistrin Football Club and Sean MacCumhaill CLG will upgrade the lighting for their premises. Twin Towns Boxing Club will upgrade their electric showers in the club. Gairmscoil Chu Uladh will upgrade their heating system for the school. CLG Ghleann Fhinne will undertake roof repairs and insulation for the clubhouse. Cappry Rovers will improve their astro turf facilities at the club. Elsewhere the Green Residents Group and Green Residents Admiran Group have received funding towards landscaping in their area. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – December 10, 2019 Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFake letter purporting to be from SDLP leader doing roundsNext articleFears Three School Campus project could be compromised News Highland WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter SSE Airtricity presents over €105,000 to 11 groups in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News Google+ Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Clive Owen Discusses Taking On the ‘Very Elusive’ Old Times

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 29, 2015 Old Times Clive Owen is making his Broadway debut in the perplexing Harold Pinter drama Old Times, and yes, it’s even complicated for him. “It’s a very elusive play,” he recently explained to Seth Meyers on Late Night. “It’s a riff on sexual jealousy and how we remember things,” so appropriately, everyone remembers it a little differently. The Oscar nominee also admitted to getting star-struck, but not by fellow actors: “I never get fazed by meeting actors, but if I meet top sportsmen…that to me is a huge thrill. I’m like a kid when I meet those guys.” You can catch Owen, alongside Eve Best and Kelly Reilly, at the American Airlines Theatre through November 29.last_img read more

Law loses clubs but still books place in the Ricoh

first_img26 Jul 2016 Law loses clubs but still books place in the Ricoh European amateur champion Bronte Law has booked her place in this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open – despite losing her golf clubs.Law’s clubs went astray on the return trip from Sweden – where she won her European title – and she had to use a combination of old and borrowed clubs at final qualifying at John O’Gaunt.Undeterred, she shot five-under par 70 to share fourth place with American duo Amelia Lewis and Cydney Clanton. Law had five birdies on par-5s and did not drop a single shot“I’m very pleased with that,” she said. “I thought I might struggle without my clubs but played really solid and didn’t drop any shots which I think is the key in an 18-hole qualifier. They are always a bit of a sprint.”Law is enjoying a spectacular season. She helped GB&I to win the Curtis Cup with a perfect score of five wins from five matches; she had a key role in England’s victory in the European women’s team championship before winning the European individual title last week – and she’s been named as the top woman player in US college golf, where she is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles.India’s Aditi Ashok carded a superb nine under par 66 to head the final qualifying field and win a place in her first Major.  “It took me a couple of holes to settle,” admitted the18-year-old who won last year’s St Rule Trophy and Ladies’ British Amateur Stroke Play Championship before turning professional after winning the Ladies European Tour Lalla Aicha Qualifying School in Morocco.The championship is at Woburn Golf Club from Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31last_img read more

Four Tumwater Schools Recognized for Growth and Closing Achievement Gaps

first_imgFacebook150Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Tumwater School DistrictThe state recently recognized four Tumwater School District schools for growth, closing achievement gaps, and demonstrated achievement in specific areas during the 2018-19 school year.We celebrate and congratulate the staff and students at:East Olympia Elementary – growth for students who receive special education servicesMichael T. Simmons Elementary – growth for students identifying as AsianTumwater Hill Elementary – closing gaps for one or more student groups at a targeted support schoolTumwater Middle School – growth for students identifying as Black and students who are English learnersTumwater’s Superintendent, Dr. Sean Dotson, states, “We are thankful for the ongoing commitment and hard work of our staff, teachers, and students that have resulted in these honors. Our staff continue to work together with a focus on helping all students grow. It is exciting to see Tumwater’s commitment to improving educational equity is making a difference.”Throughout the state, 391 schools are being recognized for closing gaps, showing growth, and demonstrating achievement according to new data released by the state. To learn more about the awards and see a list of recognized schools, visit the State Board of Education website.In a press release announcing the school awards, State Superintendent of Public Schools Chris Reykdal states, “Right now, the whole world is understanding the significance of our public schools. Public education provides each student with an opportunity for success; it’s the foundation of our democracy and our society. Next week, we are honoring our educators who are committed to continually improving outcomes for their students. Thank you for all of your amazing work.”last_img read more

Leafs add size to the blueline with addition of Patrick Coome

first_img“He’s big, and he brings our defence to six D,” Maida told The Nelson Daily.Maida has totally revamped the Leafs from the team that was knocked out of the KIJHL playoffs in the first round for the third consecutive season.And that team has been on fire to start the season, undefeated in September – five exhibition wins and two regular season victories.“I’m very happy with the way we’ve started the season,” Maida explained. “But we’ve got a long way to go.”Maida was pleased with opening weekend after registering wins over Murdoch Division rival Castlegar and outlasting Creston Valley Thunder Cats.“I thought we played well early in both games, had a bit of a lapse in both games but were able to get is back,” he said.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs have just one game this weekend against the Steam. . . . Don’t look know but if the season ended today, the Grand Forks Border Bruins would hold down top spot in the Murdoch Division after starting the season with three straight wins — two over Spokane and an overtime win against Castlegar. . . . Nelson hosts Grand Forks Saturday, September 28. . . . Nelson dealt the rights of Colton St. John to Creston for future considerations. . . . Former Nelson Leafs Linden Horswill has left the Trail Smokie Eaters of the BCHL. He’s a player Leaf fans won’t miss on the ice.Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida added another piece to the 2013-14 roster by acquiring 6’4”, 200-pound defenceman Patrick Coome from the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.Coome, a late cut from Portage La Prairie of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, is expected to be in the lineup Friday when Nelson hosts Summerland Steam in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League interlocking action at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Public campaign funding urged

first_img “This isn’t a decision for the City Council to make. It’s a decision for the people of Los Angeles to make,” said Garcetti, whose father, former district attorney Gil Garcetti, presides over the Ethics Commission. “Democracy comes at a price, but it’s a cheap price to pay for giving our government back to the people.” Council members Garcetti, Wendy Greuel and Bill Rosendahl first proposed public campaign financing in July. The commission’s action came as it approved penalties in two corruption cases involving prominent officials and supporters. The commission approved a $105,271 fine against former Councilman Martin Ludlow to settle violations stemming from his 2003 council campaign. It was the maximum penalty the city could impose for Ludlow’s offense. Ludlow admits he accepted contributions above the $500 limit by coordinating the use of $32,490 in staff time and equipment from Service Employees International Union Local 99 to his campaign. He then concealed the illegal activity. Ludlow has pleaded guilty to state charges and has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in the case, and is banned from holding public office for four years and from working for a union for 13 years. The councilman left office last year to head the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, but stepped down from that post last month in agreeing to cooperate with authorities. “Mr. Ludlow has acknowledged that mistakes were made, but he’s taken full responsibility for his actions,” said Ludlow’s attorney. Stephen J. Kaufman, adding that penalties will be paid in part through Ludlow’s defense fund. Separately, the commission voted 3-0 to approve a $147,000 penalty against attorney Pierce O’Donnell, who admitted to using $25,500 of his own money to reimburse friends, relatives and employees for contributions to the campaign of former Mayor James Hahn. He also failed to disclose a $25,000 independent expenditure in a timely matter, as required. O’Donnell had previously reached an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office to pay a $155,280 fine in the criminal case. He also agreed Tuesday to pay an additional $72,000 fine levied by the state Fair Political Practices Commission in Sacramento. “We consider laundering of campaign contributions to be one of the most serious violations of the Political Reform Act,” John Appelbaum, chief of the FPPC’s enforcement division, said in a written statement. “This case involved 26 separate counts of laundering. Laundering conceals the identity of the actual donor and thwarts campaign contribution limits.” O’Donnell’s attorneys declined to comment. Last summer, some of L.A.’s City Council members asked for a study of public financing of elections. Just prior to that, Hahn’s administration had been under criminal investigation into allegations that companies were compelled to make campaign contributions to get city business. Clean-money campaigns have gained state and national attention with scandals involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and others in Congress. State legislation is making its way through Sacramento while the California Nurses Association is trying to get a campaign reform initiative on the November ballot. Supporters say public financing of campaigns lessens the influence of donors and encourages more candidates, while detractors say it’s a waste of taxpayer funds. Gil Garcetti said he remembers the “tremendous burden” of having to raise campaign cash for his run for district attorney – while also trying to do his job. Already, the city budget provides $2.6 million annually to provide public matching funds. Nearly $5 million to $7 million more would be needed to fully fund the campaigns. Bob Stern of the Center for Governmental Studies was optimistic about the city’s effort to look at reform. “It’s better than I thought it would be,” he said. “But it has a long ways to go.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The city Ethics Commission set the stage Tuesday for a massive overhaul of the way candidates raise money for elected office, as it handed down $250,000 in penalties in two high-profile corruption cases. Los Angeles is considering full public financing of elections, part of a growing civic trend to stem the influence political donors have on City Hall. Commission President Gil Garcetti said he’s never seen such an outpouring of public support for an issue since he took the helm of the commission three years ago. “It’s time, and we have to move forward,” Garcetti said. “The only problem … is both the will and finding the money.” Officials estimate it could cost at least $9 million annually to fund all city elections, including those for mayor and City Council. But clean-money supporters welcomed the city’s pursuit of publicly financed elections, saying Los Angeles could take the lead in the growing national trend. “It would make a big difference – for us, a big city, to do this would send a real signal,” said Julia Maher, a neighborhood activist from West Los Angeles. “It needs to be simple. We are the people. We elect our representatives.” The commission – which has no authority to change laws or put the issue on the ballot, as would be required – directed its staff to report next month with a public-funding proposal to take to the City Council. Council President Eric Garcetti hopes to put a proposal before voters by November or spring 2007. last_img read more

Warriors 3 Things: What we learned in the last-minute loss to the Thunder

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.1. It doesn’t feel like it right now, but deep down, in the places people don’t talk about at parties, we all know that Monday night’s outcome was the best possible outcome for the Warriors, right?The Baby Dubs — down Draymond Green, again — played well, again, opening up a lead as large as 15 points against the Thunder Monday night at Chase Center, and then gave it all back and a bit more, losing 100-97.For some …last_img

Cartoon: Thought Leaders

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout More Noise to Signal Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… The first time I heard the term “thought leader”, I thought, “Now there’s a cool concept: someone who is able to assert influence and change outcomes through the sheer force and power of her ideas.”The last time I heard the term “thought leader”, I thought, “There ought to be a little anniversary present to mark the three millionth time you hear a buzzword.”That may be my biggest complaint about buzzwords and jargon: not that they’re often impenetrable to outsiders, and not that they often mask a lack of clarity on the speaker’s part, but because they take perfectly good phrases – phrases with power, phrases with innovation and meaning – and suck the life out of them through overuse.Got a social media buzzword or catch phrase you’d like to lay to rest… or maybe reclaim and restore to life? (Say, “social media”, for instance?)Happy Birthday!By the way, this marks the first anniversary of Noise to Signal on Read Write Web. I’ve made a birthday cake but, uh, since you’re not here, well, I’ll just have to eat it myself. For the past year, I’ve been whipping up weekly cartoons, Richard has been gamely publishing them and you’ve been so kind as to read them.Thanks for that. And thanks for every comment, Digg, tweet, stumble and Delicious-ifying. I hope that you’ll keep reading them in the year to come… and that you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoy drawing them.Ed: Thanks Rob, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the weekly funnies! It’s given RWW a sense of humor that sometimes we’re accused of not having (being serious types) 😉 Here’s to many more classic Rob Cottingham cartoons over the next year. rob cottingham Tags:#Cartoons#web last_img read more

Video: J.T. Barrett Participated In The Circle Drill With A Fan At Student Appreciation Day

first_imgJT Barrett Circle Drill.JT Barrett Circle DrillToday was Student Appreciation Day at Ohio State, and as you can imagine, the turnout at Buckeye spring practice was strong. Fans usually love seeing players participate in the “Circle Drill,” but don’t often end up getting involved themselves. Quarterbacks are always excluded from the action as well, so naturally today saw an OSU QB and a young fan face off in the circle.Lori Schmidt of Columbus’ 97.1 The Fan has the video of J.T. Barrett “defeating” a young woman in the Circle Drill. Surely this was a thrill for her to be face-to-face with one of the Buckeyes. Ohio State QB JT Barrett participates in circle drill at the team’s student appreciation day practice. pic.twitter.com/GD6rAxK89O— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) April 2, 2016That will undoubtedly be the only time you see Barrett in the circle during his career in Columbus.last_img read more