Cambridge University to launch £2 billion campaign

first_imgPhoto: Trinity College, University of Cambridge, by PlusONE on Cambridge University to launch £2 billion campaign  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The University of Cambridge will launch a fundraising campaign this autumn to raise £2 billion for the University and colleges. The campaign will launch on the weekend of 16-18 October, and then with events in the USA, and events globally in 2016. The largest campaign by a UK university to date was announced to staff in the latest newsletter.Cambridge ran a successful fundraising campaign to mark is 800th anniversary, raising £1.2 billion by the end of 2011.Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz explained the need for such an ambitious fundraising target. He said:“Our continued performance at the very top of global league tables is a powerful tribute to the extraordinary people who work here. But whilst our achievements on budgets smaller than our American peers speak volumes, this will not in itself be enough to consistently attract transformational philanthropy, nor will it enable us to remain a world-leading university in the long term.“The reality is that the financial gap is widening, and quite simply, we need more resources to keep pace with the competition.”Alison Traub, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, said that the campaign was designed to benefit “all collegiate Cambridge”, not just the University. Colleges themselves run independent fundraising campaigns.She told staff: Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 August 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: alumni Capital appeal higher education “This is an opportunity for us to come together to secure the future of collegiate Cambridge. We pursue our ambitions through the distinctive collegiate system of supervisions, which teaches students how to think, not what to think.“The colleges are one of the main instruments by which Cambridge succeeds. The success of the University is inextricably linked to that of the colleges, and vice versa. The campaign is an opportunity to bring University and colleges together and to achieve maximum benefit to all.”Cambridge has an 800 year history of philanthropy. Peterhouse, the first Cambridge college, was founded in 1284 by Hugh Balsham, Bishop of Ely. Henry VIII founded Trinity College and endowed five Regius professorships. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Taoiseach thanks campaigner, Vicky Phelan

first_imgSome good news from Vicky’s US cancer drug trial Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the General Election will be held on Saturday, February 8.FOLLOWING a meeting with Limerick cervical smear campaigner, Vicky Phelan, an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe announced that Mr Justice Charles Meenan has been tasked with identifying further mechanisms to avoid adversarial court proceedings for the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.Speaking after the meeting the Taoiseach said: “I want to thank Vicky Phelan for taking the time to meet with me today, Vicky and all those affected by the Cervical Check controversy have made a deep impression on the Irish public and on me.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Taoiseach has reiterated that the Government wants cases arising from CervicalCheck audits to be resolved through mechanisms which avoid women and their families having to take the stand. “Notwithstanding that, parties always retain the right to go to Court, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms must be found which avoid causing unnecessary distress for the women and their loved ones.”The Taoiseach, the Minister for Health and the Minister for Finance have restated the Government and the State Claims Agency’s commitment to using mediation where possible to settle cases in a sensitive and compassionate manner.However, the Government has acknowledged that mediation involving multiple parties and disputed facts have presented real difficulties in achieving successful resolution in some cases.Mr Justice Meenan has been asked to make recommendations on how the current situation can be dealt with. In doing so, Mr Justice Meenan has been asked to:-1. Engage with the women, their families and their representatives to assess what, in their opinion, could be done to provide an alternative to court.2. Assess the management of cases, liability and quantum that arise, in conjunction with the State Claims Agency and other relevant bodies (State parties, laboratories, insurers, indemnifiers and affected parties).3. Have regard to the work of Dr Gabriel Scally’s Scoping Inquiry and the International Clinical Expert Panel Review led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.4.  Report to the Minister for Health within two months. The report to recommend a way through which these cases can be resolved, in a sensitive and timely manner, that is appropriate to these cases involving complex liability issues and multiple parties, outside of adversarial court processes.The Government intends to act on Mr Justice Meenan’s recommendations as soon as they are available.The Minister for Health emphasised the vital public health role of screening programmes saying:“The cervical screening programme has reduced the incidences of women developing cervical cancer. There was a significant downward trend in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer between 2010 and 2015. Screening remains an essential element in our fight against cancer. We must continue to promote screening programmes, to improve screening efficacy, build public understanding of the screening process and restore public confidence.” Print Vicky considers experimental drug trial as cancer spreads Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsHealthPoliticsTaoiseach thanks campaigner, Vicky PhelanBy Bernie English – August 2, 2018 1911 Vicky wants the right to die with dignity TAGShealthLeo VaradkarpoliticsTaoiseachVicky Phelan Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Previous articleRuth’s smear scandal case put back to SeptemberNext articleVulture fund to sell Ormston House Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Vicky Phelan rejects claim that dying with dignity bill threatens palliative care Linkedin Emaillast_img read more

Housing’s Place in GDP Growth

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News  Print This Post Expectations for full-year 2020 and 2021 real gross domestic product (GDP) growth were improved by one-tenth to 2.2% and 2.1%, respectively, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.  The Group’s January jobs report featured solid wage growth and better-than-consensus non-farm payroll growth, including in residential construction.On housing, the ESR Group expects low mortgage rates and strong demand to help grow residential fixed investment at a 3.9% annualized pace in 2020, following last year’s contraction of 0.1%. That demand is expected to meet the moderate uptick in inventory predicted for the latter part of the year. Consumer sentiment toward housing is approaching an all-time high, and the lower interest rate environment also appears to have fueled a new surge in mortgage refinance applications in January.While risks remain skewed to the downside and include the potential overvaluation of equity and bond markets and a possible worsening of the coronavirus situation, notable upside risks include a further strengthening of consumer spending and the effects of monetary policy softening domestically and abroad. The ESR Group also maintained its expectation of no further rate cuts from the Federal Reserve in 2020.“The U.S. economy’s resilience, rooted in labor market strength and improved household balance sheets, was on display in January amid greater market uncertainty, including Boeing’s production schedule and the effect of the coronavirus on the global economy,” said Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “However, corporate earnings continue to impress and a jobs report that came in well above consensus helped mitigate some of the growing cynicism. With business fixed investment poised to rebound in the second half of the year, we upgraded our forecast for full-year 2020 headline growth by one-tenth to 2.2%. We also continue to maintain our call that the Fed will leave the federal funds rate unchanged in 2020, despite forward markets’ beginning to price in the increased probability of a rate cut.”“Looking ahead, we continue to anticipate that the economy’s resilience will help keep housing on a firm growth track,” Duncan continued. “In fact, our updated housing market forecast shows greater strength in essentially every part of the housing market extending through the first half of 2021. The limiting factor for home sales, as well as the primary driver of home price appreciation, remains the supply shortage. Barring an uptick in the inventory of existing homes put on the market, in the near term we’re forecasting relatively flat home sales until higher construction activity can be sustained, which we foresee will be the case later this year.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Housing’s Place in GDP Growth Economy markets 2020-02-18 Seth Welborn Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Housing’s Place in GDP Growth The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Economy markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: SingleSource Launches Deed in Lieu Title Product Next: Michael Bloomberg Proposes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Merger Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 18, 2020 1,287 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. last_img read more

New rooms won’t scare Queensland hotel buyers

first_imgQueensland’s hotel property sector is expected to continue to see strong transaction levels, despite an influx of new room supply that is predicted to impact on Brisbane’s older and lower grade stock.Colliers International’s new Hotels Research and Forecast report predicts that activity within the state’s regional markets should improve where trading conditions have stabilised and business demand proves sustainable.Colliers International national director of valuation – hotels, Baden Mulcahy says a lack of stock in other key markets would continue to drive interest in regional Queensland.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agolast_img read more

Bally sparkles on Mullins’ big day

first_img Representing the all-conquering Willie Mullins team just minutes after the victory of Faugheen in the same colours at Ascot, the seven-year-old was completing a Gowran treble for the Closutton yard, which later became a four-timer. Paul Townend set off in the lead on the 4-6 favourite, a Grade One winner in novice company last season, and the grey jumped much better than market rival Moscow Mannon all the way round. The trainer said: “He’s a nice big horse and he’ll be a chaser down the line. He could be anything and he’ll have no trouble going out in trip.” Townend added: ” He was showing us plenty at home and it’s nice for him to show it at the racecourse. He obviously had plenty of schooling done in France and he’s a natural. He’s a lovely horse – a fine big horse with a big stride on him. We think he could be very good. Hopefully he can go right to the top. This lad is very exciting, we think he’s the real deal.” The quartet was completed by the Cooper-ridden Don Poli (11-10 favourite), who led over the last four obstacles on his fencing debut in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase before holding fellow Gigginstown runner Wounded Warrior by two and a half lengths. Mullins said: “I think that’s his game – he should make a good staying chaser. He appears to idle all the time and I hope there’s lots left in the locker when you go for him. It’s early days, but he seems made for the four-mile race at Cheltenham. He gallops and he stays.” He eased clear going to the final fence and after a splendid leap, ran on strongly to see off Followmeuptocarlow by five and a half lengths, with Moscow Mannon plugging on for a disappointing third. Mullins had already won with Tell Us More and Douvan, and he went on to his four-timer with Don Poli. The trainer said of Ballycasey: “That’s a trip (two and a half miles) he enjoys and he jumped great. We’ll probably look for a Grade Two or Three around that trip rather than go for a Grade One at this stage. It may appear that was easy, but he had a hard enough race on that ground (heavy).” Mullins introduced impressive bumper scorer Tell Us More to obstacles in the Maiden Hurdle and the market suggested defeat was out of the question for the Gigginstown challenger, who was sent off a 1-5 chance. Bryan Cooper set off in front and had the opposition in trouble jumping the third-last, after which the imposing five-year-old stretched 11 lengths clear without coming off the bridle. The trainer said: “He got things his own way a bit but he’s probably good enough to do that anyway. He’s a natural jumper and he’ll have no trouble going up in trip. I’d say he’ll improve a fair bit off that as I thought beforehand he looked a bit big. That all bodes well for the future. We’ll find something for him around Christmas and he looks top drawer.” Cooper added: ” He’s as nice a young horse as I sat on in a while. He came with a high reputation and if you were to look at him in the parade ring he still looked pretty big, so hopefully there’s plenty more improvement to come. I had any amount of horse pulling up. Hopefully we have something exciting to look forward to now.” Next up for the Closutton maestro was French import Douvan (8-15 favourite), who put in a slick round on his Irish debut to win the Santa Train At Gowran Park Novice Hurdle with considerable ease, readily going clear to score by 12 lengths under Townend. Ballycasey swept the opposition aside with a slick display of jumping from the front to take the feature Race That Stops A County ‘Thyestes Jan 22nd 2015’ Chase at Gowran Park. Press Associationlast_img read more

Paul Blackburn reflects on rough 2018, plan to get back in A’s rotation

first_imgMESA, Arizona — Paul Blackburn entered A’s spring training camp in a similar spot as last year. But this time the momentum feels different.Blackburn, 25, is feeling strong a year after an elbow injury undermined his sophomore season with the A’s. It has fueled optimism that the right-handed pitcher can compete for a roster spot among perhaps four others.“He’s definitely in the mix with all the other guys we talk about,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “When he’s been healthy he’s performed well …last_img read more

iPad Goes International

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Tags:#Apple#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts On Friday, Apple debuted their iPad tablet in nine countries. Apple already pushed back international sales a month with the explanation that the demand in the U.S. was too great to go international at that time. May 28th saw the iPad on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Although relatively long lines were reported in the U.K., Germany and Australia, the American debut stole a lot of the thunder from the international debuts. ReadWriteWeb France editor, Fabrice Epelboin said in that country the press more than consumers are interested in what the iPad can do. “The press here is already dead, so all of them are praying for the iPad to resurrect them, but after a few weeks, they are starting to realize things aren’t that simple. The US iPad release sounded like a big PR party in all the french press, but today’s official launch in France looks more like a hangover.”About a month ago, Apple had sold half a million devices and said inventory would not tolerate opening to foreign markets as soon as they had planned. Inventory is still an issue, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Analysts estimate that Apple will sell about 1.7 million iPads in the April-to-June quarter and five million for the year world-wide.”Analysts also anticipate that about a third of Apple’s sales will be U.S.-based and the rest shared with the remaining global market.With over a million iPads sold, it has been described as “the fastest consumer product growth to the $1 billion revenue mark in history.”last_img read more

This beacon platform influenced $14.5 billion in Black Friday sales

first_imgTags:#Beacons#Black Friday#inMarket#Internet of Things#IoT#retail#shopping#smartphone Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Francesco Gatti Related Posts inMarket, one of the world’s largest beacon platforms, says its analysis shows its platform influenced $14.5 billion in consumer spending during the Black Friday weekend.The platform noticed 370 percent more beacon detections than the same time last year, showing the rise in beacon engagement from both consumers and retailers in 2016.See Also: Estimote Mirror combines smart beacons with TV displaysBeacons send notifications to potential customers in the nearby area, which alerts them to deals, freebies, and other enhancements. inMarket provides the platform for retailers to push notifications to mobile devices, which reaches 50 million people in the United States.“Over our six-plus year history, we’ve seen a lot of trends in the echo chamber. The guiding light for us has been to drive value for consumers enabled by new technology. We focus on the user, not the tech or the hardware,” said inMarket CEO, Todd Dipaola.Significant growth in 2016 but much more to be hadinMarket experienced a 223 percent growth in clients during 2016, adding top brands such as Heineken, Clorox, Energizer, and Rite Aid. According to Johnsonville Sausage, another inMarket client, the beacon platform provided a 24 percent increase in sales.“The world has never experienced a more disruptive or relied-upon technology than mobile, and I have never seen anything as powerful within mobile as the precision data and personalized experiences created from beacons. The hundreds of partners in our beacosystem agree,” added Dipaola.84 percent of shoppers use their mobile devices while in stores and, according to inMarket, 55 percent use a mobile to aid their purchase decision. That has risen heavily in the past few years, making beacon engagement all the more powerful.Beacons are still not ubiquitous in stores and plenty of smartphones users have never received a notification, but the rise in engagement should lead to more adoption from retailers across the globe.center_img Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Pucklast_img read more