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10 community health and wellbeing charities win 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards

first_imgKatie Pinnock, Director UK Charitable Partnerships at GSK, said: Tagged with: Awards health 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. ·         Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support, which offers support in the community to people who have been affected by rape and sexual abuse ·         Healthworks, which tackles preventable ill health in disadvantaged communities across the North East of England  An overall winner will be announced at the GSK IMPACT Awards Ceremony on 14 September, and will receive an additional £10,000. As well as the winners, 10 runners up were also chosen, each receiving a £3,000 donation. “We are extremely proud of the GSK IMPACT Awards programme, which will be launching its 25th year in July. This year’s winners are making a huge difference to so many people’s lives, and it’s an honour to be able to recognise and support the work that they are doing, especially after such a turbulent year. ·         Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, which supports the mental and physical health of people living in the Bogside and Brandywell area of Derry/Londonderry The 10 winners of the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards, which opened for entries last July, are: Advertisement ·         Hounslow Youth Counselling Service, which offers free counselling to young people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Hounslow ·         Nexus NI, which supports people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse across Northern Ireland Melanie May | 27 April 2021 | News ·         Redthread, which helps young people in London and the Midlands who have been affected by violence or exploitation to make a positive transition into adulthood Watch the work of the winners ·         The Wish Centre, which tackles domestic abuse across Blackburn with a whole-family approach to support women and improve relationshipscenter_img The GSK IMPACT Awards programme also aims to develop leaders in the charity sector, and all winners are invited to take part in a tailored leadership development programme run by The King’s Fund. Following this, they are invited to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, a UK-wide network of more than 95 previous award winners who work together to develop leaders, find new ways of working and provide mutual support. Ten UK charities have been named as winners of the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards for their work improving health and wellbeing in their communities.  743 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 ·         Streetwise Young People’s Project, which addresses physical and mental health challenges for young people across Newcastle ·         MumsAid Maternal Mental Health Support, which supports new and expectant mothers across Greenwich, London “The 10 winners offer help with a wide range of issues across the UK. It’s inspiring to see the different ways that these outstanding charities are engaging and supporting their communities and constantly finding new and innovative ways to deliver their services in trying times.” ·         Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association, which empowers people affected by eating disorders to take control of their recovery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The charities were chosen from more than 350 organisations. Winners receive £30,000 in unrestricted funding as well as expert support and leadership development provided by health and care charity The King’s Fund. “The past year has been incredibly tough for charities, many of which have seen increased demand, reduced funding and an increased need for their services. We are proud to support the ten winning charities, all of which have gone above and beyond to respond to new challenges while remaining dedicated to their cause. Charity leaders have faced intense responsibility and pressure throughout the pandemic, so we hope they will benefit from the development and support opportunities offered by the GSK IMPACT Awards.” Lisa Weaks, Assistant Director, Leadership and Organisational Development, at The King’s Fund, said:   Photo: King’s Fund 10 community health and wellbeing charities win 2021 GSK IMPACT Awardslast_img read more

Infinitum Electric to Develop Ultra High-Efficiency Motor for Leading Consumer Appliance Manufacturer

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Infinitum Electric to Develop Ultra High-Efficiency Motor for Leading Consumer Appliance Manufacturer By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleAtkore Inc. Acquires FRE Composites® GroupNext articleAP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws crowds of bathers to rivers Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Infinitum Electric, creator of the breakthrough motor that uses a silicon stator, today announced an agreement with a leading consumer appliance manufacturer. Under the agreement, Infinitum Electric will develop its first IEh Series motor for consumer appliance applications, to support the creation of a smarter, more energy-efficient, cordless vacuum. Twenty-five trillion kilowatt hours of electricity are consumed per year, of which 53 percent is consumed by electric motors. This leaves a significant opportunity for the household appliance market to develop or replace machines using traditional electric motors with ultra high-efficiency electric motors, which consume far less energy. Infinitum Electric is enabling this transition as demand increases for eco-friendly products due to both government regulations and consumer preferences. The market for global smart home appliances is anticipated to reach $92.72 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 14.1% from 2020 to 2027. According to IMARC Group, global electric motor consumption in the household appliance sector is expected to reach a value of US $8.19 billion, growing at a CAGR of 5.04% from 2018-2023. IEh Series motors designed for smart, sustainable appliances The IEh Series motors are designed to deliver premium performance for quieter, more efficient consumer appliances with greater durability and connectivity. Infinitum Electric motors are designed with a silicon-based stator used in modern technologies, rather than traditional, cumbersome iron core and copper wire, which drastically reduces weight, size and acoustic noise. Features and benefits include:Compact and lightweight: Silicon stator produces the same power rating as an iron core stator at a 50% lighter weight than traditional electric motors.Low acoustic noise: At less than 45 dB for some applications, the IEh motor is one of the quietest on the market. There’s no cogging torque and no magnetic force between the rotor and stator to cause magnetic noise leading to a dramatically quieter motor.High operating speed: With a range of 0-110,000 RPM, IEh motors can be engineered for high operating speed.Durability: The silicon stator has a 10x longer life than conventional coils and uniform temperature distribution prevents thermal stresses on windings.Ultra high-efficiency: With an efficiency rating of greater than 90% for any power rating, stator core losses are eliminated due to the coreless construction.Low vibration: With vibration levels of less than .25 mm/sec, simple structure prevents rotors from shifting due to thermal or mechanical stresses.Connected design: Integrated electronics and embedded IoT circuitry allow the motor to stay connected to the outside world and with other smart home applications. “Manufacturers are exploring new ways to incorporate IoT to deliver eco-friendly designs and support digital transformation goals,” said Anand Gnanamoorthy, industry principal at Frost & Sullivan. “Infinitum Electric’s motors are designed with total efficiency in mind and integrated electronics and IoT circuitry pack a punch, making smart home appliances even smarter.” “Bringing everyday household consumer appliances into a new era of sustainability with our ultra high-efficiency IEh motors is exciting,” said Ben Schuler, founder and chief executive officer of Infinitum Electric. “Consumer appliance manufacturers have an opportunity to make an impact on the environment by designing their products in the most energy-efficient way possible. We look forward to helping more customers gain a competitive advantage with differentiated products that decrease carbon footprint, improve performance, reliability and costs.” To learn more about Infinitum Electric’s motors designed for consumer appliances, visit https://www.infinitumelectric.com/products/ieh/. About Infinitum Electric Infinitum Electric was born in 2016 by founders with decades of experience and a deep understanding of how electrification will impact the world. With 53 percent of the world’s energy consumed by traditional electric motors, Infinitum Electric’s mission is to Power The Electric Revolution. The company’s patented silicon stator technology forever changes the electrification landscape, allowing for smarter, lighter and quieter electric motors and generators with unparalleled efficiency and durability. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005327/en/ CONTACT: Erin Gilmore Activate PR on behalf of Infinitum Electric [email protected] 512-466-4559  KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENGINEERING CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER MANUFACTURING HARDWARE SOURCE: Infinitum Electric Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 10:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005327/enlast_img read more

There May Be An Allman Brothers Band Reunion For 2017 In The Works [Report]

first_imgEver since their final shows at the Beacon Theatre, fans have been pining for a reunion of The Allman Brothers Band. Now, according to bassist Oteil Burbridge, it seems that reunion may be closer than ever.According to an interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Burbridge said, “I think the original guys have been talking. We’ll see what happens.” He also talked about being open to reprising his role in the band, saying, “Oh, yeah, I’m always waiting for that call… Gregg (Allman) texted us not long ago, saying: ‘Hey, maybe we should start thinking about getting something together in 2017.’ I said: Hey, man, I’m here! Holler at me!’”When we spoke to Burbridge earlier this year, “There’s PLENTY of time left for an ABB tour. We’ll see what happens. I’m game for it. Playing in both bands in the same year would certainly be cool. Never think your best days are behind you.”Considering that Derek Trucks and Gregg Allman performed together just last night, it seems anything is possible. Then again, Trucks and Warren Haynes both pushed for the end of the ABB to work on their own projects, so perhaps a reformed Allman Brothers would have a different lineup from the one that toured throughout the 2000s. Only time will tell.last_img read more

Dutch industry schemes combine DC accrual with collective benefits

first_imgNon-mandatory industry pension funds in the Netherlands are anticipating pensions reform by developing plans comprising individual defined contribution (DC) accrual combined with a collective approach to benefit payouts.Schemes including PNO Media, multi-sector pension fund PGB, and care insurers’ scheme SBZ said they were aiming for such plans, which resemble the concept favoured by the Dutch government.The €5.9bn PNO Media scheme said it had introduced such an arrangement last month, while the €5.4bn SBZ fund was still fleshing out a combination of DC and defined benefit (DB) arrangements.PGB – which runs €25.2bn – has already introduced an individual lifecycle approach to accrual for 7,000 savers in the marine fisheries and horticulture sectors, and wants to extend this plan next year. Individual pensions accrual combined with lifecycle investment is not affected by Dutch regulations regarding coverage ratios or discount rates.All three pension funds cited their approach as a way of “getting in lane” for the expected pensions reform. Negotiations on system reform were due to restart today, with a focus on the state pension retirement age. “Although I don’t know how the reform discussions will pan out, I do know that our scheme has become much more flexible,” said Nelly Altenburg, chair of PNO Media.The non-mandatory sector schemes said employers in particular had demanded this kind of arrangement. In contrast to traditional plans that base pensions accrual on the average salary, the new model offers employers a better grip on the contribution level.All three pension funds want to attract more employers by offering a DC plan.According to PNO Media, which developed its scheme in partnership with Kempen Capital Management, such a plan was a good way to get in touch with sponsors.“We want to become attractive to the many companies in the creative sector that haven’t joined a pension fund yet,” Altenburg said.Individual to collectiveThe ways in which pension funds switch from individual accrual to collective benefits differ. PNO Media reduces the equity allocation in the lifecycle fund to match the level of its DB scheme. At retirement date, members buy into its benefits scheme and receive fixed, life-long benefits with the possibility of inflation compensation.SBZ plans to establish a separate benefits fund. Its Collective Variable Pension (CVP) resembles the concept of the DC scheme pioneered by Shell Netherlands.The CVP will pay out a variable pension, which limits volatility in returns by spreading them over several years.PGB’s participants in its DC plan move to its DB scheme 10 years ahead of retirement in a 10-step process designed to limit the transfer risk.It said it also wanted to offer its participants the option of variable benefits next year.last_img read more

The secrets to a happy marriage

first_imgTelegraph (UK) 27 January 2012Research among 2,000 happily married couples has identified the main ingredients for a successful union. It shows that couples benefit from taking a short break away together twice a year and eating out in restaurants at least three times a month. And it pays to be affectionate, as wedded folk tend to share a lingering kiss six times a week, have sex twice a week and say “I love you” up to nine times a fortnight. But it doesn’t need to be sweetness and light the whole time – as the average happy couple has at least one healthy argument a week. Catherine Crone, spokeswoman for walking holiday specialist http://www.headwater.com, said: “The research indicates that marriage is all about give and take, and making time for one another.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9044415/The-secrets-to-a-happy-marriage.htmllast_img read more

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