New ICFM membership application process The membership application process for the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has been improved. Following suggestions from national and regional ICFM groups, a prospective member now no longer needs to be recommended by a current member. A reference will still be required to comment on the candidate’s suitability to comply with the ICFM Code of Conduct.The membership application process for the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has been improved. Following suggestions from national and regional ICFM groups, a prospective member now no longer needs to be recommended by a current member. A reference will still be required to comment on the candidate’s suitability to comply with the ICFM Code of Conduct.This change, approved by ICFM trustees, should make the process simpler while maintaining the same high standards necessary for membership. The new membership forms will be available this month. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Visit ICFM. 15 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 23 February 2001 | News 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.
— Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments. The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.GOLF-PREMIER LEAGUE-KOEPKAKoepka passing on Premier Golf LeagueUNDATED (AP) — The proposed Premier Golf League is getting the cold shoulder from at least two of the game’s top players.Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) tells The Associated Press he has no interest in the league, saying he has “a hard time believing golf should be about just 48 players.” With golf shutting down over concerns about the new coronavirus, Koepka said he wanted it made clear he wasn’t going anywhere. Players have approved a new labor agreement with the league that features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players. The package was accepted by the 32 team owners last month and was initially rejected by the union’s executive board by a 6-5 vote. Union members had the final say and approved it by a 1,109-959 margin.The two sides have begun discussions the 2020 NFL business season on Wednesday with free agency and trades. A delay is possible given league restrictions on travel as a safeguard against the new coronavirus.The 17-game schedule won’t happen before the 2021 season. The mechanics for an uneven number of games will be worked out in the interim, with the possibility of the extra game being played on neutral sites.In other NFL news:— The Titans are keeping the quarterback who led them within a victory of the Super Bowl, agreeing to a four-year, $118 million extension with Ryan Tannehill. The Titans went 7-3 over their final 10 regular-season games after Tannehill replaced Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH’-tah). Tannehill was 9-4 as a starter last season and led the NFL with a career-best 117.5 passer rating, the fourth-highest in NFL history and a franchise best. He threw for 2,742 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions during the regular season after coming to Tennessee from the Dolphins. — NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced on Sunday. Gavitt says there’s not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating. College basketball’s showcase was canceled Thursday. That led to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.— Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on team training through Friday. MLS announced a 30-day suspension of match play on Thursday because of the coronavirus.— The Texas racetrack that hosts the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix and other motor racing series announced it is closing indefinitely after a series of cancellations because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Circuit of the Americas was supposed to host the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on April 5 and the IndyCar Challenge on April 26. Both races have been canceled.— The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business today. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.— Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus. The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department. The Yankees didn’t identify the player, who is the first known player affiliated with Major League Baseball to contract COVID-19. The team said the player had spent his entire time at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, and hadn’t been over at the main stadium and facilities used by the major leaguers.In the wake of the virus outbreak, Major League Baseball and the union had given players the option to stay at the site of their spring camp, return to their offseason homes or go to the club’s home city.MLB is expected to update teams on its policy Monday.The rest of the spring training schedule was called off Thursday and opening day, which had been scheduled for March 26, was postponed for at least two weeks.In other virus-related news: Associated Press Update on the latest sports Koepka was the top-ranked golfer until Rory McIlroy replaced him last month. McIlroy already has passed in the Premier Golf League, saying he valued his freedom to decide when and where to play instead of the proposed schedule of 18 tournaments, not including the majors.Koepka’s decision is another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 15, 2020 — A person familiar with the trade says the Ravens have acquired five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell from the Jaguars for a fifth-round pick in next month’s draft. The 33-year-old Campbell was due to earn $15 million this season and count $17.5 million against Jacksonville’s salary cap. He’s expected to agree to a revised deal with the Ravens.— Veteran tackle Anthony Castonzo has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Colts. The 31-year-old has been the anchor of the offensive line since he arrived in 2011 as a first-round pick. Castonzo has started all 132 games he has appeared in during his NFL career, plus eight postseason games.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSYankees minor leaguer tests positive for virusUNDATED (AP) — A New York Yankees minor league prospect has tested positive for the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSNFL players approve labor deal, including 17-game seasonUNDATED (AP) — The NFL will have labor peace through at least the 2030 season.
1 Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will undergo a medical at Aston Villa on Wednesday, according to Sky sources.The Togo forward endured a season to forget last term, with a combination of time off for compassionate leave and Mauricio Pochettino fazing him out leading to just nine starts.But former Spurs manager and current Villa boss Tim Sherwood is keen to reunite with Adebayor at Villa Park, and the 31-year-old was reportedly in Birmingham today to discuss personal terms.Adebayor thrived during Sherwood’s brief tenure at White Hart Lane in the second half of the 2013/2014 season and will be hoping to rekindle some of the form which saw him score 14 goals.Villa have submitted to the striker’s £100,000-a-week wage demands and are expected to plump up £5m for a player Spurs have been desperate to offload for some time.If the formalities are completed, Adebayor will become Villa’s seventh summer signing and will go some way to replacing Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool last week.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense that a federal district court is the proper forum for challenges to the substance of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The holding brings clarification for parties raising similar types of challenges under the federal Clean Water Act, who often filed cases in both the district and appellate courts due to confusion over which court has jurisdiction over the cases. Litigants can now be sure that the case should originate with the federal district court, which provides greater access for similar challenges but could create more inconsistent rulings around the country. The court’s decision arrives at an odd time, with the evolving WOTUS landscape now focused on formulation of a new WOTUS rule to replace the rule that is under fire. The court’s reasoningThe Supreme Court’s decision in this case is not surprising, a result of attention to the express language of the Clean Water Act rather than to several interpretations advanced by the government. The Clean Water Act places authority over Clean Water Act challenges in the federal district courts, with seven exceptions that are to be heard by the appellate courts. The federal government argued that two of those exceptions applied to its drafting of the WOTUS rule. The court disagreed, concluding that WOTUS does not establish an “effluent limitation” nor does it result in the issuance or denial of a permit as argued by the government. The court recognized that it would likely be more efficient and uniform for such challenges to be heard by an appellate court, but that would require a rewriting of the statute. WOTUS uncertainty remainsThe Supreme Court sent the case back to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals with an order to dismiss the WOTUS petitions before that court, which consisted of all appellate cases challenging the rule that were previously transferred to the Sixth Circuit by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Note that the Sixth Circuit had issued a nationwide stay of the WOTUS rule in 2015 pending determination of whether the rule was a valid exercise of agency authority. That stay will presumably disappear with the Sixth Circuit’s dismissal of the case, but some claim that the Sixth Circuit could seek to continue to enforce the nationwide stay. A federal district court in North Dakota had previously issued an injunction against the WOTUS rule in North Dakota and a dozen other states, so that injunction would continue to prevent implementation of the rule in those states if the Sixth Circuit removes its stay.Further complicating the status of the WOTUS rule are the actions taken by the Trump administration, which issued a proposed rule last November to delay the rule’s effective date to 2020 and a second proposal last February to replace WOTUS with the rule that was in place previously while the EPA develops a new definition of WOTUS. The EPA has not finalized either of those rules. The federal district courts with WOTUS cases currently before them could choose to stay their cases pending the current administration’s rulemaking process. Alternatively, one of the federal district courts could issue a nationwide injunction against the rule.Consistent with its history, WOTUS remains unclear. Agricultural interests will have to wait and see what happens next.
Although building scientists have understood the advantages of airtight construction details for years, few residential plans include air barrier details. That’s nuts.Ideally, construction documents should show the location of a building’s air barrier, and should explain how the builder is expected to maintain air-barrier continuity at penetrations and important intersections. In a typical house, these intersections might include:A designer who doesn’t know how to make these areas airtight can hardly fault a builder who fails to intuit details that aren’t even mentioned on the plan. (For more information on air barriers, check out these three resources: Questions and Answers About Air Barriers, the GBA Encyclopedia, and a useful Web page from Oikos, “Advanced Air Sealing.”)If the day ever comes when most new homes include an air barrier that addresses typical penetrations and the intersections listed above, energy efficiency experts will cheer. That day is a long way off, however.In the meantime, some progressive builders insist that every home needs not one but two air barriers: an exterior air barrier and an interior air barrier. Although this belt-and-suspenders approach is controversial, it has many strong advocates.To understand the controversies surrounding double air barriers, it’s important to explain the two positions.The basic rule of infiltration is “air out always equals air in.” If you have a good air barrier on one side of the insulation, you have stopped both infiltration and exfiltration — so you’re done.According to this philosophy, it doesn’t matter where the air barrier is located — as long as the insulation is in contact with the air barrier:If you set a particular airtightness goal — for example, 1.5 ac/h @ 50 Pascals — you can achieve it with any of these methods, as long as you… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in 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. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now It was one year ago today that I published my second book, The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales.A lot of people don’t know that authors do not get to name their books. Because the publisher purchases the book from the author, they get to determine the name, as well as the cover art. I tried to name this book, The Art of Commitment Gaining, because I was afraid that using the word “closing,” was going to give people the impression that this book was an oold-school approach. I believed that it might give people the impression that it was something out of Glengarry Glen Ross, when nothing could be further from the truth.The Lost Art of Closing is a framework for being super-consultative and guiding your dream client through all of the decisions they need to make in order to move from their current state to a better future state.Over the course of my life and sales, I followed very closely the insight I gained from Neil Rackham in his legendary book SPIN Selling. In that book, Rackham shared the primary difference between successful salespeople and unsuccessful salespeople was, in part, the ability to gain a commitment to take the next step, something he called in advance. I found it to be a most powerful approach, and one that allowed me to control the process well enough to allow me to create a preference to work with me and my company over my competitors.I found that if I could link the commitment to time with the commitment to explore change, getting that next meeting on the calendar improved the likelihood that I would keep the prospective client engaged in the process. I also found that if I could link a discovery meeting to another discovery meeting in which other stakeholders could share their wants and needs and collaborate on what the solution might look like, my odds of winning continued to improve. At some point I noticed that many leaders wouldn’t decide to change without the support of their people. I began to ask for the commitment to get more stakeholders involved to ensure that I could gain their support – or at least mitigate the challenges that would come from the client changing from their current provider to me and my company.I kept a list of commitments that seemed to be necessary in almost every deal. There were eight before the commitment to decide, when you ask the client to sign a contract and commit to moving forward with whatever solution it is that you’re proposing. I also found that there was a commitment after the commitment to decide, something I call the Commitment to Execute. Sometimes I would sell a solution, and the client wouldn’t make the necessary changes or do what was necessary on their end. In order to serve the client, I would have to go back around and resell people on what they needed to do and help them act.The Lost Art of Closing is anything but old-school, high pressure, hard sale strategies or tactics. In fact, it is the polar opposite.Every week, I receive emails or messages on LinkedIn from readers who tell me they only bought the book because one of their friends suggested how helpful it was in improving their sales results. They tell me they didn’t want to buy the book or consider it because the title made them believe that it was something that it is not.There is an old saying that you can’t judge a book by its cover. You also can’t judge a book by its title. If you want to improve your likelihood of winning deals, the methodology in The Lost Art of Closing, will provide you with a framework and sample language as to how you can better serve your clients and prospects by controlling the process and helping them commit to doing the things necessary to produce the better future state they need.Of everything I’ve written, this book is right up there as one of the most important frameworks I’ve ever developed to help salespeople produce better results.
Separate meetings between Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena throughout Tuesday and Wednesday has yet again given rise to the spectre of distrust between the three over government formation in the State. NCP leader Ajit Pawar stormed out of party chief Sharad Pawar’s house on Wednesday evening and announced that the planned coordination committee meeting of Congress and NCP was cancelled. Congress leader Ashok Chavan said his party had not received any message about the meeting. “Congress held its internal meeting. We have not received any message about the coordination committee meeting from the NCP,” he said. However, despite these contradictory statements, which were made reportedly to divert media attention, leaders of both parties met at an undisclosed location for over three hours. The NCP move to send a letter to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, seeking more time, which ultimately led to the imposition of President’s Rule, without taking alliance partner Congress and newly found ally Sena into confidence has caused eyebrows to be raised in both the camps. The issue was also discussed between Congress’s central leaders and Mr. Sharad Pawar. The Congress on the other hand also senses that the NCP could demand the CM’s post for 2.5 years before extending support to Sena. “Nothing has been said as of now. But there are indications that the talks will stretch,” said a senior Congress leader, privy to the discussion. Meanwhile, Congress leader Ahmed Patel and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met late on Tuesday night. Former chief minister Ashok Chavan, State unit president Balasaheb Thorat and Manikrao Thakre also met with Mr. Thackeray. After the meeting, Mr Thackeray told mediapersons, “Discussions have started, they are going in the right direction. The final decision will be conveyed.” (With inputs from Tanvi Deshpande)
Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Perpetual coach Nosa Omorogbe smashed the door to the Altas’ locker room out of frustration, taking it off of its hinges. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netSo frustrating was Perpetual’s 63-61 defeat to Letran on Friday that coach Nosa Omorogbe couldn’t help but punch the door of the team’s dugout off of its hinges to express his anger.And he has every reason to feel frustrated as the game was the Altas’ to lose when they made a huge push in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Though Perpetual got another chance to tie or win the game because of a miscue from Quinto, who passed the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 remaining, the Altas couldn’t cash in as Dagangon bobbled the ball on the inbounds play and failed to make a shot.The senior forward didn’t shy away from taking responsibility for the botched play. “We followed the play but it wasn’t to be. I can blame myself because I wasn’t able to catch the ball. It was crucial and in those parts, it was really difficult to catch it.”Dagangon rued the missed chance for the Altas to rise up in the standings as they instead fell down to a 2-4 card midway through the first round.“It was a must win for us if we wanted to make it to the Final Four. We really wanted to win, but we fell short in the end,” he said.Perpetual will now take its ball and go home before welcoming San Beda in its Las Piñas campus on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As for the broken door, Perpetual athletic director Sammy Acaylar begged for understanding for the untoward incident and vowed that the school will take care of any costs spent for the repairs.“It’s just emotions from the game. Perpetual will shoulder all the cost,” he quipped. After battling in a low-scoring affair early on, Perpetual suddenly found its mark managed to get the lead, which stretched to 57-52 with 4:27 to play, but stumbled in the clutch.After Bong Quinto drained the go-ahead layup with 12.6 seconds left, the Altas couldn’t cash in on their chances down the wire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPrince Eze muffed his hook shot before a wild scramble ensued between Gab Dagangon and King Caralipio with 3.5 seconds left, but the officials ruled it as a jumpball in favor of the Knights thanks to the possession arrow rule.“The referees called a foul,” argued Dagangon in Filipino, as the officials overturned the initial call. “I don’t know why they reversed it. When they called a foul, I had the ball and there wasn’t any scramble.”
Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Spurs: Popovich was asked before the game how he handles the rush of letters and emails responding to his political comments: “I do read everything and I try to respond. It takes time because there’s a lot of letters. The only ones I don’t respond to are the ones are so courageous in their negativity that there’s no address, just comments. That’s hard to respond to. But there are people who disagree and say why, and it’s erudite and intelligible and (I say), ‘Yeah, you’ve got a point.’ Those people deserve to be responded to. I probably don’t get them all, but I try.”Mavericks: Dallas continues to play without guard Devin Harris, who missed his second straight game with bruised ribs, and Dorian Finney-Smith was also out Tuesday with left quad tendinitis. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’ LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READ The Spurs led by 11 during the third quarter, but Barea made back-to-back 3s and fed Salah Mejri an alley-oop pass for a layup as Dallas closed the quarter on a 9-0 run to get within 62-60.San Antonio, which has played short-handed all season without starters Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, got Danny Green and Joffrey Lauvergne back from injuries. Green had four points and Lauvergne none.Mills scored 13 points in the first six minutes of the second quarter, including three 3s. Aldridge was hit with a technical foul with 3:33 left in the second quarter for shoving the Mavericks’ Salah Mejri after a scrap under the Mavericks basket.The Spurs led 44-39 at the break.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Aldridge, a product of Dallas’ Seagoville High School, scored eight points during a decisive stretch of the fourth quarter. Patty Mills added a season-high 19 points for the Spurs.Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. led Dallas with a career-high 27 points, and J.J. Barea and Harrison Barnes had 16 each. The Mavericks are 2-13 for the second straight season and fifth time overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJust like in a loss to Cleveland on Saturday, the Mavericks cut a double-digit second-half deficit to one point, but couldn’t gain the lead.After Dallas got within 62-61 early in the fourth, Mills hit a long 3 and a driving layup, then Aldridge scored eight of his team’s next 13 points to put the Spurs up 82-71 with 5:03 to play. Dallas never got closer than four points down the stretch. San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) grabs the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS, Texas—LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91 on Tuesday night.Gregg Popovich became the fastest NBA coach to 500 road wins. He got there in 835 away games, 41 fewer than Pat Riley.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments