Scottish Power publishes CR report only online

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish Power publishes CR report only online Scottish Power has chosen to use the Web as its sole method of communicating its 2005/06 Corporate Responsibility report.The corporate responsibility area of the utility company’s website sets out the what the company sees as its 12 most important environmental and social impacts. It details how it aimed to manage them during 2005-06 and how well it performed.The company says that the new online-only format is “intended to make the report more user friendly and accessible to greater numbers of people than previous printed documents.” Advertisement 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.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The company added that it hopes the switch to the web will enable users quick access to particular areas of interest, a weakness of previous reports according to user feedback.Scottish Power expects to provide more frequent updates to supporting case studies on its online report. Howard Lake | 20 December 2006 | News Tagged with: corporate Digitallast_img read more

The Scottish Tourist Board is trying to save tourism in the midst of Brexit with a new campaign

first_img#ScotlandIsNow #ScotlandiIsOpen The campaign was created because of the information the tourist board received from European tour operators and travel agencies regarding the lack of information. Although Brexit attracted a lot of media attention, “potential visitors can’t catch them absolutely all“, Said Judy Mariëns, Senior Market Director of VisitScotland. “The Scottish tourism industry makes an important contribution to the Scottish economy by supporting more than 200 jobs. We will provide a package of support to the tourism sector to reduce the regulatory burden, support the growth of a skilled, professional and inclusive workforce, and to help the industry provide a high quality experience to visitors.”, The document reads. RELATED NEWS: The Scottish Government has devised a detailed tourism strategy that will deal with the details of how to support the industry. However, public opinion on certain decisions is quite divided. The latest tourism data illustrate the difficulties Scotland is facing. Overall international numbers have been on the rise since 2012, but recent quarterly results show a sharp decline. Consumption by European tourists fell by 59 percent and arrivals by 45 percent. Brexit will not stop tourists from visiting Scotland or other parts of the UK, but its repercussions have the potential to create or destroy the sector. The problem is that the euphoria around cheap travel has gradually diminished. This may not be the case with London, which records thousands of flights a day, but other parts of the UK are feeling weak in tourist arrivals. Tourism spending in Scotland during 2018 “We are noticing a decrease in arrivals from Europe, potentially due to the fact that continental Europe, due to Brexit, has a negative view of the United Kingdom. Scotland has a strong, resilient tourism industry committed to national growth, but the challenges we face at the moment, which are related to Brexit, make our industry very fragile”, Explained Marc Crothall, CEO of the Scottish Tourist Board. International tourist arrivals by regions of the United Kingdom in 2018 The non-profit European Tour Operators Association, which conducted research on tourism taxes across Europe, welcomed the decision to implement “a detailed review of whether local authorities should be empowered to enforce taxes”. Initially, the depreciation of the pound triggered a smaller “boom” in tourism, as 2017 became a record year in the tourism sector, but since then the numbers have been gradually declining, showing that growth, linked to broader geopolitical and economic issues, is not guaranteed. .center_img For example, Scottish tourist numbers account for a relatively small proportion of the UK’s total figures, and its tourist board is trying to counter “uncertainty and misinformation about Brexit“A new campaign aimed at European visitors. Earlier this month, the Scottish government established its plan for next year, and the tourism sector is the most prominent in it. Scottish Tourist Board VisitScotland recorded a series of videos covering some of the most frequently asked questions about traveling to the country, showing the essential changes in cases where the United Kingdom leaves the European Union or does not leave it. Videos with #ScotlandIsNow are available in multiple languages. Source / photo: Shift; Pixabay But not everything is fabulous. The Scottish Tourism Association highlighted a recently published World Economic Forum tourism competitiveness scale that shows the UK dropped from fifth to sixth place overall and ranked last out of 140 countries when it comes to prices. Plans for the future Tourist taxes occur all over the world and are a potential solution for mass tourism. Edinburgh politicians have already declared their intentions to implement the tax, but will have to wait until the Scottish Parliament passes the necessary legislation. At the moment, visitors to the European Union make up a small piece of Scotland’s total “tourist cake”, but they have still contributed a total of 1,4 billion euros to the Scottish economy in 2018. The decision of the Scottish government that attracts the most interest is certainly the one on the introduction of the tourist tax. According to the government’s plan, the tax will, among other things, enable “discretionary power to local authorities to apply the overnight tax”And provide”a way of responding to certain local pressures that tourism can bring, and at the same time will enable an increase in local tourist offers”. Since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union more than three years ago, the country has great difficulties about the future of its tourism sector, Skift reports. SCOTLAND LAUNCHES TV CAMPAIGN AIMED TO ATTRACT MORE BRITISH TOURISTSlast_img read more

Masking Masks Mandatory?

first_imgOriginal post:Tuesday night, the Franklin County Health Board voted in support of making it mandatory to wear a mask in public throughout the county.  The decision was unanimous among members of the body at its regularly scheduled meeting. Brookville, IN —Update:Franklin County may issue a mask mandate, after a vote from the Franklin County Health Department on Tuesday evening.  The Board voted unanimously, according to White Water Publications, towards the mandate but expressed they would be seeking input from the Franklin County Commissioners and Council, as well as the FCHD attorney on wording before moving forward.  No date was proposed for the mandate. There have been 26 new cases reported to the Indiana State Department of Health for Franklin County Since July 1.  All questions or concerns should be directed to the Health Department office at 765-647-4322. Citizens are asked not to call 911 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to report on non-compliance.last_img read more

Asian Cup: Jordan stuns defending champ Australia

first_imgJordan’s defender Anas Bani Yaseen, front, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the AFC Asian Cup group B soccer match between Australia and Jordan at Hazza bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — If Australia is going to retain the Asian Cup, the champions will have to do it the hard way.In the first big shock of the 2019 tournament, Jordan — the world’s 109th-ranked team — pulled off one of the biggest wins in its history by beating Australia 1-0 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments “This will hurt everyone, I know that,” Australia captain Mark Milligan said. “It’s hurting me at the minute.”In the second game on Sunday, Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi to become the second highest-scoring active international player by netting two goals for India in its 4-1 win over Thailand.Chhetri moved onto 66 goals, one more than Messi. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (85) is ahead of him.Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua also scored for India, which climbed atop Group A above host nation United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, who drew 1-1 on Saturday.Australia, the second-best team in the Asian conference behind Iran, has been in a similar position before at the Asian Cup — in 2007, the Socceroos drew their opener to Oman and then lost 3-1 to Iraq, only to qualify for the knockout stage by thrashing Thailand 4-0 in their last group game.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Anas Bani Yaseen was the match-winner, finding space following a short-corner routine by Jordan to guide in a near-post header in the 26th minute.Jordan had just 24 percent possession in the match and rode its luck under severe pressure in the second half, with Awer Mabil hitting the post for Australia and Jamie Maclaren having a goal disallowed for a narrow offside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi produced a double save in the last attack of the match, the referee blew the final whistle and Jordan’s players sank to their knees and clutched their heads.While the Jordanians are already close to a third quarterfinal appearance in the Asian Cup, Australia likely cannot afford another setback against Syria or Palestine in its other Group B matches in the United Arab Emirates. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Twelve years on, they appear to be missing influential midfielder Aaron Mooy, who plays in the English Premier League with Huddersfield and is out of the Asian Cup because of injury. They also lack a cutting edge, with veteran striker Tim Cahill now retired and Mathew Leckie not currently available after a hamstring injury.The Australians couldn’t break down a packed Jordan defensive line, resorting in the end to long balls into the penalty area.“I just think we were a little lethargic in our ball movement,” Milligan said.“We know we have to be better if we want to progress and succeed in this tournament.”In Sunday’s late game, Syria and Palestine drew 0-0.The 2019 edition of the Asian Cup is the biggest ever, with 24 teams involved — mirroring the expansion made by the European Championship for its most recent tournament in 2016. It is taking place against the backdrop of a diplomatic crisis in the gulf region.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Raptors beat Pacers in Kyle Lowry’s return LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Global Teachers Institute trains teachers to be leaders

first_imgNearly 2,000 teachers under the age of 35 have been trained by the Global Teachers Institute to lead schools and institutions.Xolani Majola of the Global Teachers Institute says that as a teacher he has always been passionate about youth development. The institute’s primary focus is developing young teachers. (Image supplied)Melissa JavanIn the past three years, more than 1,800 young teachers have benefitted from the Global Teachers Institute (GTI), which trains teachers in how to redefine and recreate their roles in schools.The aim of the GTI is to encourage young teachers to take on the mantle of leadership at a young age by leading schools and institutions.Part of its work is to reconceptualise, redefine and recreate the role of a teacher, says GTI manager Nigel Richards. “[We] do that with our young generation of teachers, and pull them in, with this new idea of teaching, and to shift this idea of teaching, with people who are already in the profession.“Educational transformation will happen through collaboration and integration, and that’s the global essence of the work.”Watch:Xolani Majola, GTI advocacy and partnerships manager, is a Play Your Part ambassador. Play Your Part is a national movement of Brand South Africa that aims to encourage people to participate in active citizenship and social cohesion.Brand South Africa writer Melissa Javan spoke to Majola about his involvement with the GTI.Melissa Javan: When did you first get involved in community projects and what led to your joining the GTI?Xolani Majola: I formally started getting involved in community work in 2003 as a teacher in a small private school in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. I was probably 28 years old. I’ve always been passionate about the development of young people and the GTI’s prime focus is youth development within the teacher development space.The GTI wants to make the teaching profession attractive to younger generations. With my interest in youth and the GTI’s focus in youth development in education, we became perfect for each other.MJ: Can you expand on that?XM: It gave me the opportunity to work directly with young people, sharing thoughts, ideas and perspectives. I have a chance to positively influence young teachers and motivate them for greatness within the teaching profession. It’s a perfect platform through which to interact with a diverse group of young people from all over the country.MJ: How old is the GTI?XM: It is three years oldMJ: Who are the target beneficiaries?XM: Young people from primarily, though not exclusively, underprivileged communities who have a passion for education. Any other young person who would like to choose teaching as their profession is also welcome.MJ: How do you choose the beneficiaries?XM: Anyone with a Bachelor pass in matric or with a post-graduate qualification can apply. This may include students currently studying through mainstream university but who choose to pursue teaching through an internship. We run interviews across the various provinces from where the majority of applicants come.MJ: What have been your highlights so far?XM: In July this year, as we did in 2016 and the other years, we ran a student conference called Axis Summit. All our students from across the globe came together for a series of specialised workshops.Usually this conference attracts a minimum of 600 young students from all over the country, continent and internationally.So far, over the past three years, we’ve had an impact on about 1,800 young students. To organise an event of this magnitude and open it to the public and use it to influence how young people think, plan, innovate and teach, was a huge highlight for me.MJ: Do you have advice for people who want to play their part in society; what steps should they take to get their communities involved in a project or initiative?XM: Key to prior involvement is passion. How passionate are you about a certain area of interest – education in my case? Do you know what your passion is? Is it strong enough to allow you and others to act on it? If all the answers to these questions are positive, then joining any cause or community becomes easy. The rest of the people will follow you once they realise your passion and dedication. Passionate people attract passionate people.MJ: Why should all South Africans play their part in their communities and be brand ambassadors of South Africa?XM: To change the rest of the country, people need to positively influence and have an impact on areas they occupy provincially, regionally, locally or even within their families.I have a theory that each person in their professional or social capacity occupies a certain radius of influence and power. Therefore, each person within their sphere of influence and control has the potential and opportunity to do great things.With reference to Brand South Africa, every person who becomes an ambassador has a chance to do wonders within that space and thus each brand ambassador, no matter where they are, can positively affect people around them wherever they may be in the country. The rest becomes contagious – a ripple effect.MJ: Do you use technology and/or social media to spread your message?XM: I’m a constant user of social networks, particularly Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I can send audio-visual material to a wide audience in a single posting. Every day through my Facebook page I share my thoughts, views and ideas with 5,000 people. This is the best way I can positively use my ambassadorship to spread good news across the country.You can connect with the GTI via its website or Facebook page.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Vegetated Roofs

first_imgVegetated roofs are low-slope roofs the have enough soil (or soil-like growth medium) on top of the roofing to support the growth of grass, wildflowers, or shrubs. Although some people call this type of roof a “green roof,” the term “vegetated roof” is more accurate and less confusing.Vegetated roofs can be humble or sophisticated. In Scandinavia and the Great Plains of North America, these roofs used to be called “sod roofs.” Most sod roofs were installed by poor people in rural regions, and most sod roofs leaked. Later versions of the sod roof included a waterproof membrane under the sod, improving performance.In the early 1970s, Malcolm Wells, a widely respected green architect, began preaching the gospel of underground architecture. Wells took his vegetated roofs seriously; he famously noted that his definition of an underground house was a house with enough dirt on top to grow mature trees. Interviewed at his underground house in 1999, he said, “I have three feet [of dirt] here, but if I had to do it again, I’d put about 10 feet of earth up there, so it could be a truly natural habitat for all plants.” He bragged that his roof had “a couple of pine trees, now about four feet tall.”These days, most vegetated roofs have better specifications than the old sod roofs, but less impressive specifications that Malcolm Wells’ 10-foot-deep ideal. Most vegetated roofs have between 3 inches and 6 inches of soil. That’s not enough to create a natural habitat; it’s just enough to create a kind of ersatz pasture — one that looks green if you remember to water it. Why install a vegetated roof? Vegetated roofs are quite expensive. While some architects estimate that… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Australia sorry for vandalism

first_imgAustralian chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti has expressed regret over the involvement of the country’s athletes in an incident of vandalism at the Commonwealth Games Village earlier this week. The country, which had earlier denied its involvement, has finally apologised and offered to pay for the damages caused, said Organising Committee spokesperson Lalit Bhanot.Australian athletesThe incident occurred when a few Australian athletes went on rampage at the Games Village, apparently out of frustration following India’s 2-0 cricket Test series win against their national team. Reports also claimed that the Australians also shouted slogans against Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, who played a pivotal role in India’s victory.According to a statement issued by the Australian High Commission, “There were indeed some spirited celebrations involving the Australian team and a number of other teams at the athlete’s village. The athletes were enjoying their stay in Delhi and celebrating their achievements in the Commonwealth Games.A good story we would have thought. “We can confirm that in the course of those celebrations, a washing machine was damaged, though it remains unclear who did the damage, what their nationality was, and whether it was deliberate or accidental,” said the statement. Bhanot’s statement, however, contradicts the Australian High Commission’s stand that the reports of Aussies indulging in vandalism are baseless.”The reports regarding Australian celebrations at the Athletes’ Village and the resultant damage to a washing machine are true. The person in charge of Tower 21 brought it to the notice of the Village authorities. The issue was taken up with the Australian CGA who regretted the incident and agreed to pay for the damage as per guidelines,” Bhanot said.advertisementBut the Australian High Commission denied the reports saying: “It is factually wrong, insulting to Australia’s athletes and can only be described as a fantasy.”However, Delhi Police confirmed that a washing machine was thrown from the eighth floor of a residential block housing Australians. Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief Perry Crosswhite confirmed that an Aussie athlete has indeed been sent home from Delhi for disciplinary reasons.”No one was injured in Thursday’s incident,” Crosswhite said on Friday. The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying that he was disappointed by the incident. “We don’t know who did that. Delhi police came around and they’ve done an investigation,” Crosswhite said.He also revealed that one of the athletes was sent home a few days ago for bad behaviour but did not reveal the person’s identity. CWG Village in-charge Ashok Kapur said it was no major incident and indicated that the athletes were just having fun.”It happened at around 4 am and that the team management had already apologised for it,” Kapur said.last_img read more

Ohio State Fans Are Blasting Mark May With GameDay Signs

first_imgMark May talks before being laid off by ESPN.Ohio State fans hate Mark May for a number of reasons – but mostly because he constantly picks against the Buckeyes. Saturday, at College GameDay a number of OSU supporters are getting their revenge. May is the subject of dozens of signs – a number of which we’ve highlighted below.Some are NSFW, per usual. Others are just [email protected]_may— Josh Moore (@jmoore2321) November 21, [email protected] Mark May: “I can count to potato”— Jeff Tew (@SquirrelTew) November 21, 2015“Mark May DVRs FanDuel commercials”— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 21, [email protected]_may @si_ncaafb @CollegeGameDay— Andrew Crick (@andrewmcrick) November 21, 2015Mark May DVR’s FanDuel commercials— Busted College (@BustedCollege) November 21, 2015Mark May is a douche— Clay Brown (@cmurda53) November 21, 2015Mark May studied geography with Ben Carson— Busted College (@BustedCollege) November 21, [email protected]_may #CollegeGameDay— Simon Dallas (@NaniDallas) November 21, 2015More love for Mark May— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 21, 2015Mark May is still loved at The Ohio State lol…… Go Bucks— Rod Olmstead (@RodOlmstead) November 21, [email protected]_LisSis‘ sign on @CollegeGameDay is hilarious: @mark_may wears mom jeans” #buckeyes— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) November 21, 2015M-Momma says Mark May is the devil #Creativity #CollegeGameDay— Chris Mayo (@ChrisMayo_1) November 21, 2015He said it’s a cross between Harbaugh & Mark May. Didn’t really get it.— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 20, 2015Also this gem. @CollegeGameDay @mark_may— Matthew Montgomery (@Montgomery707) November 21, [email protected] Mark May on #CollegeGameDay is barnacles!— Ed Lupp (@VeNGNCE) November 21, 2015Ohio State and Michigan State kick off at 3:30 PM ET.last_img read more

Truck driver in fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash sentenced to eight years

first_imgMELFORT — The truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison.Here’s Sidhu driving away in custody after being sentenced to 8 years. #humboldt #HumboldtBroncos— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) March 22, 2019Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving.He stood quietly and looked ahead at the judge as his sentence was pronounced.READ MORE: Excerpts from the Humboldt Broncos victim impact statements submitted to courtJudge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Saskatchewan that she approached the sentence knowing “nothing can turn back the clock.”She also noted that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors, but added she had to consider the number of people who died or were severely injured and face life-long challenges.RELATED: Factors judge considered in sentencing of truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crashSidhu barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus at a rural Saskatchewan intersection last April.Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured.Cardinal said the collision could have been avoided had Sidhu been paying attention.She said — “Somehow we must stop this carnage on our highways.”The Crown wanted the 30-year-old Sidhu to be sent to prison for 10 years, while the defence said other cases suggested a range of one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years.Cardinal began her decision by reading each victim’s name aloud.The judge said the hockey players who died were gifted athletes, while others on the bus were dreaming about families or had already started them.She said families have been torn apart because of the loss.Sidhu’s lawyers say he’s likely to face deportation to his home country of India after he serves time.RELATED: Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported after sentence: lawyerFollowing the sentence, the Humboldt Broncos issued this statement.WATCH: CityNews’ Kristen Fong talks to truck drivers following the sentencinglast_img read more

PokerStars owner sells its stake in NYX Gaming for 35 million to

first_imgTORONTO – The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI) has agreed to sell all of its stake in NYX Gaming Group Ltd. for $35.5 million cash to a company that’s been working on a friendly takeover of the Las Vegas-based company (TSXV:NYX).The buyer is Scientific Games Corp. (Nasdaq:SGMS) which will pay $2.40 for each ordinary share of NYX and each preferred share of NYX Digital Gaming (Canada) ULC purchased from Stars Group — owner of PokerStars.Scientific Games has also agreed to a price adjustment for the Toronto-based Stars Group in certain circumstances if it pays more than $2.40 per share to acquire the rest of NYX — which has an enterprise value of about $775 million.NYX shares closed on Sept. 19 at $1.13 prior to the original announcement of its friendly takeover agreement with Scientific Games. They opened Friday at $2.41, down from a post-offer high of $2.48 on Wednesday.The original deal between NYX and Scientific Games was announced Sept. 20 and amended on Nov. 21.last_img read more