CHAS & WaterAid win Gold at DMA Awards

first_img Melanie May | 7 December 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Main image: Marshall Williamson, 15, creating a letter of the CHAS alphabet with designer Rob Brookes, Senior Art Director at Different Kettle, while his family were visiting Rachel House in Kinross.  147 total views,  1 views today CHAS & WaterAid win Gold at DMA Awards Iain McAndrew, CHAS Director of Development and Communications, said:“We put children at the very heart of our ‘Keep the Joy Alive’ campaign, in fact they designed the lettering that people now identify with CHAS. The irony here is that we banned use of the word ‘rebrand’ during the process in order to get past the boundaries of corporate language and speak to people on a purely human level. ‘Keep the Joy Alive’ was developed in that spirit, thanks to the insight that only our families can provide.“This award recognises the hard collaborative work put in by Different Kettle and our design team on what has proven to be a monumental campaign for us, and highlights the importance of storytelling in all that we do. We need to reach every family that needs us in Scotland and this newfound cohesion is a solid step forward in that regard.” Tagged with: Awards DMA The other winners of the Charity category were RNIB and its agency Campfire Marketing for the RNIB Christmas Campaign 2017, which took Silver, and RSPCA, which won Bronze with its agency Arthur London for A World that’s Kinder to Animals.Other DMA Awards charity winners:Unicef UK won Silver in the Best GDPR Communication category for its Say Yes for Children campaign with Open Creates and 2CVGreenpeace and its agency Ogilvy won Silver in Best Use of Experiential for Ocean of the FutureAge UK won Bronze with its agency MediaLab in Best Use of Door Drops for its Mitigating loss of cold DM with a new channel for sustainable growth campaignWorld Cancer Research Fund UK and Arthur London won Bronze in the Health & Wellness category with Attractive to CancerNational Museums Liverpool won Bronze in Entertainment, Publishing & Gaming for China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta WarriorsMacmillan won Bronze with GOOD Agency for Whodunnit in Best Customer Journey Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) and WaterAid both won Gold awards at this year’s DMA Awards, with RNIB, RSPCA, Unicef UK, and Greenpeace among the other charities scooping awards.CHAS and its design partners Different Kettle won the Gold award for Best Brand Building for their ‘’Keep the Joy Alive’ campaign, while WaterAid and GOOD Agency won the Charity award as well as Best Integrated Campaign for Untapped.The Keep the Joy Alive campaign was unveiled in May 2017 as the start of a major fundraising drive for CHAS. Free coverage from Trinity Mirror, including use of the alphabet on the masthead of the Daily Record, had an estimated PR value of more than £500,000. Awareness of CHAS rose from 58% to 61%, while 23% of those polled recognised “Keep The Joy Alive” as the CHAS call to action. Referrals to CHAS services are subsequently up by 22%.  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

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Autopsy Reveals Cause Of Death For Pantera Co-Founder Vinnie Paul

first_imgOn June 22nd, the music world was saddened by the news that Vinnie Paul Abbott, better known as Vinnie Paul, had passed away. The drummer/co-founder of cult favorite Texas-native groove metal outfit, Pantera, died in his sleep in his Las Vegas home after an apparent cardiac episode. He was 54 years old.Now, a coroner’s report into Pauls death has determined that the drummer died as a result of a pre-existing heart condition, reports Las Vegas’ KTNV. According to the Clark County Coroners Paul suffered from “dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition which restricts the heart’s ability to pump blood, as well as a severe coronary artery disease.As a representative from Vinnie’s camp explained in a statement,Vincent Paul Abbott died from natural causes, specifically, dilated cardiomyopathy. Severe coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition to the cause of death according to the official report submitted by the Clark County Coroner’s office. We ask that you please continue to respect the privacy of the family and friends of Vinnie Paul. No further statement will be issued.Vinnie’s untimely death compounded the lingering feelings of loss felt by friends, family, and fans since his brother and Pantera co-founder, Dimebag Darrell, was shot and killed along with several others when a gunman climbed onstage and opened fire during a performance by their post-Pantera project, Damageplan.On Saturday, June 30th, thousands of fans gathered for a public memorial service in his native Texas at Dallas’ The Bomb Factory. The public memorial featured a video tribute from former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, who had been estranged from Abbott for many years prior to his passing. In his first comments on Abbott’s death, Anselmo said, “Vince, always have love in my heart for you, man. Rest in peace.” Watch footage of the entire memorial service below:Vinnie Paul Public Memorial Service[Video: Rock Feed]Countless musicians paid their respects and honored Vinnie Paul in the days following his death. Among that group was Umphrey’s McGee, who debuted a cover of Pantera’s “Walk” to close their Atlantic City show the weekend following Paul’s passing.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Strategies for sales coaching

first_imgADOPT COACHING BEST PRACTICESImplement coaching programs enterprise-wide – coach your coaches!Establish a strong process for coachingActively listen during coaching conversationsPrepare and follow-up on coaching sessions to keep individuals accountablePraise staff to encourage positive resultsPush yourself, your staff, and your superiors to meet challenging objectivesAdjust your coaching style to address individual’s needs and behavior stylesEstablish coaching accountability for managersCoach more frequently to encourage progress and consistencyIntegrate coaching into your talent management strategySchedule sessions like you would any other important appointmentINVEST IN COACHING SOLUTIONSIntegrity CoachingEquip your organization’s managers with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to improve employee performance and accountability. Based on the belief that building a strong organization begins with building its people, IntegrityCoaching helps you develop employees to reach their highest potential, supplemented by workshops, interactive reports and coaching sessions.Behavior Styles 2.0This communication course offers insights into the different behavior styles and communication preferences of your individual staff members. By leveraging in-depth Behavior Style™ reports, you will learn tools for adapting your communication and coaching style to get the most out of each member of your team.These in-depth reports provide the information on the following:Explanation of each individual’s natural and adapted Behavior StylesAction plans for all four stylesStrengths of the styles and areas for developmentMotivation and work preferences for stylesManagement and sales communication strategiesAchieve!This goal focused workshop is designed to equip participants with the skills they need to develop leadership skills, while also increasing their drive to achieve in the workplace.The workshop is followed by nine one-hour coaching sessions that dive deeper into:Prioritizing wants, needs, dreams and objectivesSetting specific goals and developing strategies for attaining themBuilding internal beliefs that reaching goals is possibleMonitoring progress and taking appropriate actions to achieve goalsCreating an environment that supports and encourages creativityFor more information contact [email protected] With your coach:Coach a coach to lead by exampleEstablish a coaching cultureProvide organizational support With yourself:Build a positive view of “coaching”Align beliefs with valuesBuild belief in abilitiesSet clear goals that motivate successRelease self-imposed barriers According to a 2018 research study(i), there is as much as an 18% gap in sales revenue achievement between companies with effective sales coaching vs. those who are ineffective.This same study brought light to the fact that many organizations recognize the value of sales coaching, but most of these same organizations feel they are not adequately coaching their sales staff.Consider adopting the following coaching strategies to encourage sales growth and consistency throughout your organization.ESTABLISH COACHING OBJECTIVESWith your staff:Uncover coaching objectives and needsRecognize “coaching moments”Identify and communicate strengthsChallenge and support goal achievementAddress challenges and concerns 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Julie ann Wessinger Julie ann Wessinger has spent the majority of her career helping organizations develop and enhance their internal sales and service culture. In her role with Allied Solutions, she works with … Web: www.alliedsolutions.net Detailslast_img read more

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Angels, Dodgers starting pitching hit hard in 6-6 tie

first_imgHe was recalled in June and finished the season with a solid run, going 6-3 with a 3.30 ERA in 17 starts, but his pitch counts were consistently high. “I think he has enough stuff to keep hitters off-balance the third or fourth time through the lineup,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “His flaw right now has been pitch count and his flaw has been when he’s gotten behind in counts and hasn’t had the stuff to get back in … but if he’s in the zone, his stuff plays and he can be a big asset in the starting rotation if he can continue to do that, so I think it just comes down to command.”Scott Van Slyke was 2 for 3 with a home run and a pair of RBIs for the Dodgers, who took a 4-3 lead with a three-run fourth inning. The Angels’ Kole Calhoun was 2 for 2 and Collin Cowgill was 2 for 3 with a pair of runs scored. Cowgill’s seventh-inning RBI double was followed by a go-ahead RBI single from Johnny Giavotella. The three-run frame gave the Angels a 6-5 lead that held up until the bottom of the ninth inning.Kike Hernandez’s solo home run to lead off the ninth inning tied the game, but extra innings were not played because it was an exhibition game. “My stuff was terrible, borderline embarrassing,” Anderson said. “My breaking balls were terrible. My command wasn’t very good … I know I can pitch, it’s just being able to go out there and do it physically and I feel fine, so now it’s just going forward.”When No. 3 starter Hyun-Jin Ryu returns from the disabled list, the Dodgers are planning to bump Anderson to fifth in the rotation. The Angels are in a similar situation with 2014 breakout star Garrett Richards, who is still recovering from knee surgery. Hector Santiago, expected to be the fifth starter, will begin the season as No. 4. Saturday night, Santiago gave up five runs on five hits in four innings with a pair of walks. Last season sent so poorly for Santiago, the 27-year-old entered this spring with his roster spot in jeopardy. He was demoted to the bullpen after beginning the last year 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA. Two relief appearances later, he was sent to Triple-A. Neither the Dodgers nor the Angels used a fourth starter in the playoffs last season.The Angels’ postseason infamously ended in three games while the Dodgers chose to pitch NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on short rest on their fourth and final game of the playoffs.Based on their final exhibition game before Opening Day, a 6-6 tie between the two teams Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, both parties are glad a long season stands between them and the postseason, given the state of their current fourth starters. The oft-injured Brett Anderson, who the Dodgers signed in the offseason to a one-year, $10 million deal, was shelled for seven hits in three innings of his final tuneup. He was fortunate to allow only two runs, but the 27-year-old wasn’t sugar-coating his performance.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Did VAR get big calls right? Debate rages on after Champions League drama

first_imgFILE PHOTO: VAR at Champions LeagueParis, France | AFP | Neymar called the decision that led to Paris Saint-Germain being dumped out of the Champions League a “disgrace”, while elsewhere on Wednesday Roma were left raging — both clubs are out of Europe and both feel cheated by controversial VAR calls.“It’s a disgrace. They get four guys who don’t understand football to watch a slow-motion replay in front of the TV,” the injured Neymar wrote on Instagram after watching PSG’s shock elimination against Manchester United.PSG were wobbling and trailing 2-1 at the Parc des Princes when Slovenian referee Damir Skomina gave a penalty after reviewing the images when Presnel Kimpembe blocked an apparently wayward Diogo Dalot shot with his arm.Marcus Rashford duly scored the penalty that dumped PSG out on away goals. But should such a crucial decision have been given?“I am a big supporter of VAR and I stay a big supporter of VAR,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, before admitting: “It was a big decision, a cruel decision.”– ‘The law is wrong’ –In England, amid euphoria about the manner in which a depleted United side had gone through, even former players of the Old Trafford club said the penalty should not have been given.“I don’t care what any referee tells me, that just isn’t handball,” ex-United defender Rio Ferdinand said on BT Sport.“I love it that it is handball but I don’t get it. The law is wrong.”On the same channel, Michael Owen, another ex-United player, said: “I know there’ll be people who will say it’s a penalty but for me it’s not one in a million years.”UEFA bowed to pressure by bringing forward the introduction of Video Assistant Referees into the Champions League from this season’s knockout rounds.Back in September, they had announced it would come in from next season, but it was widely a success at the World Cup and is now used in many domestic leagues, including the top flights in Spain, Italy, Germany and France.However, at the very least there remain teething problems when it comes to the interpretation of handball — only last weekend changes were announced to the law from next season, saying it will no longer have to be “deliberate”. – Roma denounce ‘robbery’ –In the meantime, there remained widespread disagreement over Wednesday’s crucial calls.“What we’re finding with VAR is every ex-footballer thinks something is not a penalty but every referee thinks it is. There’s a huge disconnect and that is the worrying thing,” added Owen.A year ago, Gianluigi Buffon was in goal for Juventus when they were knocked out by Real Madrid after a debatable, late penalty.The Italians demanded the introduction of VAR on the back of that, but Buffon, now at PSG, will wish it had not been in place as he was beaten by Rashford’s kick.Meanwhile, Roma were left with the same bitter taste as they went out in extra time to Porto, losing 3-1 on the night, and 4-3 on aggregate.The tie hinged on a decision by Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir to point to the spot late in extra time upon reviewing an incident in which Alessandro Florenzi hauled back the Porto player Fernando.Alex Telles converted the spot-kick, and Roma were then denied a penalty at the other end following a review, after Patrik Schick tumbled to the ground.“Last year we asked for VAR in the Champions League because we got screwed in the semi-final and tonight, they’ve got VAR and we still get robbed,” raged Roma president James Pallotta.“Patrik Schick was clearly clipped in the box, VAR shows it, and nothing is given. I’m tired of this crap. I give up.”Back in Italy, newspaper headlines talked of “a disgrace”, and said Roma had been “robbed”. Contrast that with the view in Portugal, as Porto advanced to the quarter-finals.“Blessed be the VAR that detected a penalty that was barely visible on the field but was very real,” said sports daily A Bola.How can VAR possibly be a satisfactory solution when interpretations of the rule continue to vary so wildly?Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Hawks blast Storm 6-0 in Cyclone Taylor opener

first_imgGame one is in the books for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.And if Thursday’s score is any indication of what is to come, then the Hawks look to be the early favourites to win it all come Sunday.Beaver Valley pounded Chris Smith in the Campbell River nets with 43 shots en route to a convincing 6-0 shellacking of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs Thursday during the opening day of the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston. Blake Sidoni and Nelson’s Nolan Percival gave Beaver Valley a 2-0 lead after the opening 20 minutes in a period the Hawks shelled Smith with 22 shots.Tyler Hartman, captain Sam Swanson and McKoy Hauck increased the lead to 5-0 after two periods before Tyler Ghirardosi completed the scoring in the third.Beaver Valley outshot the Storm 43-26 with second star Tallon Kramer earning the shutout.Game two for the Hawks goes Friday in Creston against Aldergrove Kodiaks.Host Creston Valley Thunder hosted Aldergrove in the late game Thursday.The top two teams in the round robin draw meet for the Cyclone Taylor Championship Sunday evening in Creston.last_img read more

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Freshman epee brings ‘la voglia,’ international experience to Temple

first_imgVolunteer assistant coach Melissa Forsythe works primarily with the team’s epees.  No other Temple fencer has competed internationally during the NCAA fencing season.  “I was impressed when I saw her fence for the first time, and after we had several conversations, felt she would be a good fit for us,” Franke said. “Her international experience and results were consistently improving, and she’s very dedicated.” When being recruited during her senior year of high school, Franke told Calderaro she could attend international competitions while also competing with the Owls.  On Nov. 16, 2019, while the Owls were competing at the Penn Elite Meet, Calderaro was competing at an under-20 World Cup event in Italy.  Freshman epee Margherita Calderaro practices with junior epee Marielle Luke at the TU Pavilion on Feb. 27. | JEREMY ELVAS / THE TEMPLE NEWS “La voglia” is part of the reason she decided to come to an American university, so she could go to school and fence, she added.  “It’s not always easy to make these types of decisions,” Calderaro said. “But thanks to the support and help from my coaches, family and teammates, I have been able to do well so far.”  “La voglia” is still Calderaro’s secret to growing as an athlete.  “[Calderaro] came in as a good fencer but has really improved in the time that she’s been here,” Forsythe said. “She’s had to adjust to a new coach, which is tough when you’ve only had one coach your whole fencing career, like she has, but it’s been an adjustment she’s dealt with well.” Calderaro competed with Club Scherma Roma before joining Temple’s team. She finished in sixth place at the 2019 Junior Italian Championship Finals, third at the 2019 Italian Regional and second at the 2018 Cadet Italian Championship Finals. Freshman epee Margherita Calderaro has brought a “wealth of experience” in her first season with Temple University fencing, coach Nikki Franke said.  “Fencing in Italy is more of an individual sport,” Calderaro said. “It is not as much of a team sport like at American universities, even though all the people that I have met at Club Scherma Roma are very close friends of mine.” Calderaro learned to fence because of her father, Michele, who was a modern pentathlete, practicing five different sports: fencing, swimming, horseback riding, shooting and running. Her father signed her up for fencing lessons with his pentathlete friends, she said. To keep her Italian ranking and attend future international competitions, Calderaro needed to attend this specific competition.  Stefano Giommoni, Calderaro’s coach in Italy, taught her the “secret to growth” is “la voglia,” which means “the want,” she said.  “I give my best at everything, at practice, in school and in competitions,” Calderaro said. “I never do anything without putting 100-percent effort into it. With all the effort I put into practicing and getting ready for a competition, I’m quite confident in my abilities.”last_img read more

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Injured Jelavic to miss Chelsea clash

first_imgHull City’s top scorer Nikica Jelavic will miss Sunday’s Premier League game against Chelsea and could be out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.The 29-year-old, who has netted eight goals this term, has been struggling with the problem this term and has now had to have surgery.Tigers boss Steve Bruce said: “We hope, knowing Jela, he’ll do his best to play a part [this season], but if we’re going to be realistic, it could force him out for the rest of the season.“Since the last operation it was pretty evident that it was still troubling him. It came to a head when he couldn’t really train again last week.”The Tigers started with Jelavic and January signing Dame N’Doye in a two-man attack against Leicester City last week.But although record signing Abel Hernandez is an option to replace Jelavic in the same formation, Bruce may well prefer Sone Aluko playing in a wide role in a 4-5-1 system.Meanwhile, Bruce believes Chelsea’s Champions League exit against Paris St Germain will not affect the chances of manager Jose Mourinho guiding his side to the title.“Jose has focused his attention straight back on the Premier League,” Bruce said. “They haven’t got that distraction and they are near-on certainties to go on and win the league.“Chelsea are the team everybody is trying to beat. You can’t see them, five points clear and with a game in hand, blowing the situation. But we need a result ourselves because we’ve got some tough games ahead.”Hull will also be without suspended midfielder Tom Huddlestone.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Durban to host World Marathon congress

first_img30 AprilThe names of the speakers for the 20th World Congress of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), to be hosted by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) in Durban on 29 and 30 May, have been announced.The theme of the Congress, which will showcase some of the continent’s great African runners, is “Africa: The Home of Distance Runners”.SpeakersAmong the speakers will be Blanche Moila, the first black woman to be awarded Springbok colours and a former South African Sportswoman of the Year; three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, Ibrahim Hussein; and Olympic medallist, world champion and former multiple world record holder, Elana Meyer.Renowned exercise physiologist Professor Tim Noakes, the author of The Lore of Running, will also be part of the notable line-up.Keynote speakerThe keynote speaker will be Luis Felipe Posso. One of the world’s top sports management agents, including in the worlds of athletics and football, he has represented some of the top talents in global sport including South Africa’s Josiah Thugwane, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games marathon champion.Posso’s address will focus on “The Emergence, Impact and Dominance of African Runners on the World of Distance Racing”.Personal experiences and perspectivesHussein, Moila and Meyer will talk about their personal experiences and perspectives on running, while Noakes will present an interesting take on the “Historical Reasons Why African Runners are Successful”.Race organisers will also have the opportunity to promote their races to over 50 000 runners and visitors at the Bonitas-Comrades Expo.Comrades MarathonThe Congress will culminate in all delegates attending the finish of the 89th edition of the Comrades Marathon on 1 June, where they will be accommodated in a special AIMS marquee on the finishing straight at the Sahara Stadium Kingsmead cricket ground in Durban.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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