BBC TV series on working in the community

first_imgBBC TV series on working in the community Other skills covered in the Voluntary Matters 4 series are Fundraising, Writing a Press Release and Pitching for Sponsorship as individuals from voluntary organisations are given their specific communications challenge.Working in the Community is being broadcast from Monday 7 April to Friday 11 April 2003 at 05.00 – 06.00 on BBC2, and is being repeated from Monday 14 April to Friday 18 April at the same time. BBC TV and the Media Trust’s Working in the Community season gets underway this month.The series covers key aspects of working in the voluntary sector from communication and management skills to diversity issues, team leadership and health and safety matters. The new series challenges the voluntary sector to improve its communication skills. The Interview follows Soo Nevison from Multiple Choice, a drug rehabilitation charity in Leeds, as she works to overcome her fear of interviews. Through intensive training and with a tight deadline, Soo is set the challenge of doing a live TV interview. What to say, how to say it and how to look are all part of the makeover. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Management Volunteering  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 2 April 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Ocwen Acquiring PHH Corporation for $360 Million

first_img Previous: JK Huey Appointed to Aspen Grove Solutions’ Advisory Board Next: Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Ocwen Acquiring PHH Corporation for $360 Million Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 27, 2018 3,044 Views Ocwen Financial Corporation, an Atlanta-based financial services holding company, today announced a definitive agreement under which Ocwen will acquire all of the outstanding shares of PHH Corporation, a mortgage platform with established servicing and origination recapture capabilities, for approximately $360 million in cash. The purchase price represents a 35 percent discount to PHH’s GAAP book equity at December 31, 2017.On a combined basis, as of December 31, 2017, the company would service 1.9 million loans with an unpaid principal balance of $328 billion and originate over $3 billion of residential mortgage loans, including reverse mortgages, annually. Ocwen projects that the increased size and scale of the combined company should create various strategic and financial benefits, including:Accelerating Ocwen’s transition to an industry-leading servicing platform,Improving servicing and origination margins through improved economies of scale,Reducing fixed costs (on a combined basis) by eliminating redundant corporate overhead and public company-related costs, andProviding a superior foundation to eventually enable the combined servicing platform to resume new business and growth activities to offset portfolio runoff.It is anticipated that at closing, which is expected to occur during the second half of 2018 following various required approvals, there will be sufficient available cash on PHH’s balance sheet to enable $260 million of the $360 million purchase price to be funded out of PHH’s available cash, while providing for sufficient additional liquidity to fund its operations going forward. Ocwen will also assume $119 million of PHH’s outstanding corporate debt.Ron Faris, President and CEO of Ocwen, said, “We are very pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of PHH, a leading non-bank servicer. PHH is a high-quality servicer with complementary capabilities and business lines to Ocwen, making it a great strategic match for us. In addition to providing significant scale benefits, this transaction gives us the opportunity to migrate to their existing BlackKnight LoanSphere MSP servicing platform more quickly and with less risk than had we just implemented the system ourselves. We are also excited by the opportunity to welcome the PHH employees to the Ocwen family and by the opportunity to bring our industry-leading and innovative loss mitigation capabilities to existing PHH servicing customers currently struggling with their mortgage payments.”Robert B. Crowl, President and CEO of PHH, said, “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Ocwen, and we look forward to working with them to bring this transaction to a successful close. We are excited by the opportunity to build a stronger combined company for our servicing and subservicing clients, our borrowers, and our employees.”The acquisition is subject to various closing conditions, including PHH shareholder approval and regulatory and other approvals, and is targeted to close in the second half of 2018.Ocwen will host a webcast and conference call on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss the transaction during the company’s Q4 2017 and year-end 2017 financial results call. The conference call will be webcast live over the internet from the company’s website. To access the call, click on the “Shareholder Relations” section. A replay of the conference call will be available via the website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately 30 days. Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton  Print This Post Company News mergers and acquisitions Ocwen Ocwen Financial Corporation PHH Corporation 2018-02-27 David Wharton Related Articles Home / Featured / Ocwen Acquiring PHH Corporation for $360 Million The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, Journal, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Company News mergers and acquisitions Ocwen Ocwen Financial Corporation PHH Corporation Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Corporate culture confusion

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Workers in different positions have different perceptions about who’s calling the shots,” notes an article at A significant number of employees surveyed by the Workforce Institute and don’t know who’s responsible for determining the culture at their organization.Although one-third of human resources (HR) staff believe their role is to set the company tone, a mere 10% of other staffers agreed.About 25% of company executives claim cultural responsibility, while 11% of HR workers and only 9% of the remaining staff concur.If neither HR workers nor senior management determine culture, it would reason that workers at large are in charge—but, no. “Only 29% of employees believe that they are the most important cultural force in the workplace,” says the article. continue reading »last_img read more

Aura management issue apology for ‘misleading statement’

first_imgManagement of the Aura Leisure Centre have issued an apology for a statement in which they inaccurately reported that all children affected by an incident yesterday had been discharged from hospital.Two children were kept in Letterkenny University Hospital overnight.Pool water contained in the filtration system leaked back into the pool, management say. Some children who were swimming in the pool at the time fell ill and six presented to LUH, with at least two kept in for further assessment.“In speaking this morning with the parents of the children who were brought to the regional hospital yesterday, we learned that, contrary to what we had been advised by the hospital yesterday afternoon, two children were in fact retained for observation overnight,” the Aura management said this morning.“We deeply regret the misleading statement yesterday that said all the children had been discharged, and any upset caused to the parents and children involved.“ The safety and wellbeing of the children in question is of our utmost concern. We will endeavour to maintain close contact with those involved throughout the day.” Aura management issue apology for ‘misleading statement’ was last modified: April 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aura Leisure CentreletterkennyLetterkenny University Hospitalluhlast_img read more

Permanent Change of Station Information and Resources

first_imgby Vickie LaFolletteProgram Analyst, Children, Youth and Families, Department of DefenseThis is the time of year where military families are moving to their next duty station. As military service providers, we are aware this can be a challenging, stressful and yet exciting time for our military families.It can be stressful as they leave familiar homes, neighbors, support systems, schools, churches and the like. It can be a challenge as they receive orders, schedule movers to transport belongings; and schedule flights for overseas destinations or drive cross country to their next duty station.Sometimes we focus on the challenges versus the exciting times which may lay ahead such as: exploring new countries or states, meeting new neighbors and work colleagues as well as building/enhancing personal or professional skills.We know that connecting our military families to services, programs, information and resources is invaluable as they navigate the moving process and succeed in their new journey. Many of our families, potentially new or young military families, may not be familiar with the below list of resources. This list is not all inclusive — let us know of other resources you’d add.(1) Military & Family Support Centers provide information, resources and assistance – related to finances employment, relocations and moving with a family member with special needs(2) MilitaryINSALLATIONS provides important information, contacts and links about installations.(3) Plan My Move is a companion to MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and provides customizable tools, resources and checklists.(4) Military OneSource has many sources of information, especially on the moving page. Check out the benefits and resources sections.(5) is the Department of Defense’s global website for managing one’s move(6) Installation housing offices and provide assistance and information on housing options(7) sign up for childcare before you arrive at your next duty station School Liaison Officers assist parents and children as they transition to a new school settings(9) Defense Travel Management Office provides information on allowance tables, per diem and tools to help plan moves(10) Military Kids Connect is an online community specifically for children ages 6-17(11) Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) offers support and resources for military spouses looking for employment and education opportunitiesMs. LaFollette works for the Office of Military Community and Family Policy, Department of Defense. She also plays an important role as a team member of the Military Families Learning Network- Family Transitions concentration area.last_img read more

PBA: Ginebra ends two-game skid, clobbers Columbian

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ANTIPOLO—Barangay Ginebra snapped out of a two-game losing streak in style, mangling Columbian, 97-85, in a Petron Saturday Special contest of the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants The Gin Kings imposed their will defensively in the middle two quarters, using their superior advantage in size to hold the Dyip to just 35 points in that span and win their third game in five matches comfortably.Columbian lost for the second straight game and dropped to 2-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGreg Slaughter had a heyday underneath, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Gin Kings. Rookie CJ Perez paced the Dyip with 25 points. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes World Cup hosts Qatar box clever, punch above their weight MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Football: Zlatan’s 500th career goal will take your breath away!

first_imgAlso Read:Romelu Lukaku reveals the ‘real’ Jose Mourinho Advertisement(Photo Courtesy: MLS Soccer)Footballing star and the current LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th goal of career in​ a thriller of a game as his side surrendered to a 5-3 defeat against Toronto FC on Saturday. He now joins an elite club of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as active players to have scored 500 career goals for both club and country.Ibrahimovic has so far scored 438 goals in his club career which includes number of teams such as Malmö FF, Ajax, Juventus, FC Internazionale, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris-Saint Germain, Manchester United and the LA Galaxy. Also in his 114 appearances for his National side Sweden, Zlatan has netted in 62 goals.Regarded has one of the legends of the game, Ibrahimovic has so far accumulated 33 trophies in his playing career. Adding one more to that illustrious trophy cabinet might be a difficult task this season as his side currently sit in the eight place in the Western Conference and out of the MLS playoff places.Zlatan has so far been having a stellar time in the United States, since moving on from English Giants, Manchester United. In 18 league appearances with the Galaxy, Ibrahimovic now has 17 goals, good for second in the league behind Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez, who holds the record for the most goals in a single season.Here his is 500th career goal that will leave you awestruck! Advertisementlast_img read more

Kejriwal raises full statehood demand

first_imgNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday started its third phase of the Lok Sabha polls with a roadshow by party chief Arvind Kejriwal, where he urged the city to vote for the full statehood demand. In the road show started from Lal Bagh, Model Town, in Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, the party leader urged people to vote for the party’s candidate Pankaj Gupta. Kejriwal said the AAP has worked for the city in the last four years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “The BJP and the Congress collectively ruled the county and Delhi for 70 years, but could not improve the situation. We have improve the schools and hospitals here, despite hurdles from the Centre,” he said while addressing the people. He said he wished to work more for the city, but lacks power. “If Delhi was a full state, we would have build new schools and hospitals. We want you should vote for our candidate who will take the full statehood demand at the Centre.” He said he would have ensured that the women security is increased and crime against women is controlled if the police was under him.last_img read more

Novak Djokovics Chase Of Tennis Records Is Speeding Up

Three factors are speeding Djokovic’s chase:1) He’s playing outstanding tennis, the most dominant of the Open era. Our Elo ratings at the end of last year showed Djokovic topping all other men since 1968, an era that encompasses just about every contender for the greatest career of all time, though it omits many of Laver’s best years. More conventional stats confirm Djokovic’s dominance. Men’s tennis has three types of events that feature nearly all of the best players who are fit to play: the four majors, nine Masters and the World Tour Finals. Djokovic has reached the final of 21 of the last 22 of these events he has entered, winning 17 of them. No man has ever had a stretch that dominant.Andy Murray should be Djokovic’s biggest rival. Murray was born exactly a week before Djokovic, has an eerily similar game and has dealt him three of his biggest recent losses: in the finals of the 2012 U.S. Open and 2013 Wimbledon, and in the 2012 Olympics semifinal. But since Murray’s Wimbledon win, Djokovic has beaten him in 13 of their 15 meetings, including all five of their matches at Grand Slams. The reasons were evident in Djokovic’s defeat of Murray in Sunday’s final: In just about every facet of the game, Murray is great but Djokovic is greater. Murray has an edge in one scenario: When he’s lobbing the ball and Djokovic is smashing it. That doesn’t happen often enough to swing a tennis match.2) The men who used to hold Djokovic back when they were at their peak are fading as he continues to soar. If Federer and Nadal hadn’t been around, Djokovic probably would have won many more majors by 2010. He faced them 11 times at majors through the 2010 U.S. Open and lost nine of those matches. Since then, Djokovic has beaten them in 11 of 17 meetings at majors, including the last five. And he may not meet them many more times at majors, with both men struggling with injuries. Federer withdrew from the French Open before it began, and Nadal withdrew after the first two rounds.3) Djokovic doesn’t yet have any younger rivals. That is stunning for a man at age 29. Players younger than him have won just two majors combined: Marin Cilic and Juan Martín del Potro, both born a year after Djokovic, have one apiece. Neither has made more than one major final. And men born in 1989 or later have not won a single title of note. No major, no Masters, no tour final. The entire generation of men younger than Djokovic who should be leading the sport hasn’t lifted a single significant trophy. By this stage of the season two years ago — when he was the same age as the 1989ers — Djokovic by himself had won six majors, three tour finals and 19 Masters titles.This might look like a chicken-and-egg problem: Have players younger than Djokovic struggled because he is an all-time great who keeps ousting them, or because they’re not very good? The answer is a little of both, but more the latter. Djokovic has ousted men younger than him from Slams in the fourth round or later only 17 times in his career. None were in a final. The primary reason the younger guys aren’t breaking through isn’t because Djokovic keeps stopping them. It’s because other older guys are.While the men ages 23 to 28 might retire as a collective lost cause — a weird void in the tennis record books — the men younger than them show real promise, including Dominic Thiem, who will enter the Top 10 on Monday, and Nick Kyrgios. They will have to grow up in a hurry if they are to slow Djokovic’s run at the record book. At the moment, aging or injury look likely to be his biggest obstacle. Novak Djokovic isn’t just chasing the records of his sport’s all-time greats. He’s accelerating in his pursuit.After winning his first French Open title on Sunday, Djokovic holds all four major titles at the same time, the first man to do so since Rod Laver in 1969. He is halfway to winning all four in one year, leaving him closer to winning a Grand Slam than any man since Jim Courier won the first two in 1992.1Mats Wilander was the only man other than Courier to win the Australian Open and French Open back-to-back since Laver’s 1969 Grand Slam. Wilander did it in 1984-85 (back when the Australian Open was in December) and in 1988. He has won 12 major titles, just two behind Rafael Nadal and five behind all-time leader Roger Federer. And on Monday he will be No. 1 in the rankings by the enormous margin of 8,045 points, leaving him in a strong position to overtake Federer’s record for the most weeks at No. 1 as soon as 2018.History suggests Djokovic should be slowing down, not speeding up, at age 29. Even all-time greats have rarely won many major titles so close to 30. While the sport has become kinder to veterans, just two majors were won by a man 29 or older in the last decade: Federer, at Wimbledon in 2012; and Stan Wawrinka, over Djokovic at last year’s French Open. read more