Researchers at the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA have analysed which words and phrases are likely to contribute to success on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.Researchers Tanushree Mitra and Eric Gilbert examined 45,000 crowdfunded projects, analysed 9 million phrases and 59 other variables commonly present on crowdfunding sites.Language alone does not assure successful funding on sites like Kickstarter. The researchers looked at other variables such as the duration of the campaign and the presence of a video, but still found that:“The language used in the project has surprising predictive power— accounting for 58.56% of the variance around successful funding.”The words that are typically seen on successful Kickstarter pitches will not surprise many fundraisers or marketers. They make use of principles such as reciprocity, scarcity, and social proof. Advertisement Tagged with: crowdfunding Research / statistics 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. Researchers reveal which phrases work best on Kickstarter Positive toneWords that conveyed a positive tone were more likely to be found in projects that were successfully funded. “Also receive two” and “mention your”, indicating a benefit to the supporter, were both positive predictors of funding. Other positive indicators such as “we can afford” and “the project will be” suggested authority and confidence from the project owner.Conversely, “not been able”, “later i”, and “hope to get” were also predictors of projects that are not funded. Words that suggested desperation or low expectations were also associated with projects not being funded. These included “goes a long way, “lose it all”, and “short of our goal”.One phrase that cropped up often on funded projects was “good karma”. That will not appear in many charities’ fundraising appeals or funding applications, but might be more appropriate to the online world. The researchers are releasing a dataset of 20,000 phrases with their associated β weights, in the hope that others will use it to develop “tools to help both backers and project creators make the best use of their time and money”.The 13-page research paper, The Language that Gets People to Give: Phrases that Predict Success on Kickstarter, can be downloaded as a PDF. Words on Kickstarter.com that are indicative of a project’s likelihood of being funded or not funded. Useful for charity fundraisers?Kickstarter is not a charity specific crowdfunding platform. Although there are creative industry and cultural projects listed, the majority of projects posted are for commercial products.So this research should not be automatically applied to all online fundraising by charities or online crowdfunding by them. Nevertheless, many of the findings will undoubtedly ring true with fundraisers and those tasked with crafting written fundraising communications.Better crowdfunding tools from data 62 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Howard Lake | 17 January 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5
By Eric Pfeiffer – Aug 21, 2018 Despite Dairy Struggles, Indiana Still ‘A Step Ahead’ SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Despite Dairy Struggles, Indiana Still ‘A Step Ahead’It’s no secret that the dairy industry nationwide has its struggles. The supply outweighs the demand and that has forced many producers to make decisions about their operations they never imagined they would have to make. One of those was Johnson County farmer Joe Kelsay. He told HAT in May that he believed there was a path forward and wouldn’t have to shutdown for the foreseeable future. However, in a social media post Monday morning, they announced they would be ending their dairy business. Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana State Fair Announces 2018 FAIRs Care Food Drive WinnersNext articleFarm Bill and Trade are Topics for Shop Talk with Rep Brooks Eric Pfeiffer Despite these struggles, Indiana Dairy Producers Executive Director Doug Leman told Hoosier Ag Today that he still runs into folks who have a positive outlook about the dairy industry.“We’ve endured tough times before and we have a heart for survival. Things do need to ebb and flow. Sometimes people just have to stop and make good business decisions even on their own operations.”HAT reported in March that Dean Foods terminated milk contracts with 27 Indiana dairies. Leman says he believes about 20 of those found a new market for their milk. He said he hadn’t spoken with all of them, but the ones he has spoken to have been pleasantly surprised with their new situation.“I know one, his hauling rates were a fair amount cheaper. One was able to get into a market that has been pretty pleasing to him. I just I have not heard negative things from anybody that I’ve talked to that have picked up a new market.”Leman said the Indiana Dairy Strategy is a positive program that is working. Recently, a new commercial organic cheese plant was announced in Huntington County. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch told HAT after that announcement, “They are coming here because Indiana has such a pro-growth, pro-business environment. We’ve got a story to tell, we’ve got a state to sell, and we’re going to continue to attract dairy to Indiana to have more opportunities for our dairy farmers and their products.”Leman says he knows there are more projects that could come to fruition through the dairy strategy. Compared to surrounding states that are dealing with the same industry issues, Leman says, “I just feel that Indiana is a step ahead of the game and I’m very thankful for that.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Despite Dairy Struggles, Indiana Still ‘A Step Ahead’
printTCU dominated UTPB in their 2019 home opener. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com.The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won their first meet of the season Friday afternoon, besting the UT-Permian Basin Falcons in all but one event.Through 32 events, TCU’s men accumulated a score of 174.5 to UTPB’s 109.5, while the women scored 224 to UTPB’s 67.This was the seventh meeting between the Frogs and Falcons since 2012, and TCU has won all seven.Junior Izzy Ashdown and first-year Faith Harms-Zacharias made NCAA zone cuts in women’s 3-meter diving. Ashdown scored a 301.40, while Harms-Zacharias scored a 284.20. Junior Katelyn Kenchel also gave a notable performance,earning first place in three individual swimming events.A gifted group of first-year swimmers and divers shined in their debut Friday, seven of which earned first place in an individual event. Freshmen swimmers Noah Cumby, Ethan Autry and Piotr Sadlowski won two individual events each. “It’s always great to start the season with the win,” said Winchester, who was named head coach in April of 2018. “Outside of that, what I was really happy about today was [our] team’s effort and attitude.”For their next meet, TCU will travel to Miami for the FIU Classic on Oct. 4-5. Twitter TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Facebook Linkedin + posts Pantone: Color of the year 2020 ReddIt Previous articleVolleyball falls to Rice, swept for second-straight matchNext articleSoccer fails comeback effort, falls 3-4 at Arizona TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Facebook
Donegal has state’s third highest percentage of vacant council houses DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 22, 2018 Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter WhatsApp Donegal has the third highest percentage of vacant Local Authority houses in the country according to figures collated this morning by the Irish Independent.There are 4,703 houses owned by Donegal County Council, 208 of which are vacant. That’s a vacancy rate of 4.42%, almost twice the national rate of 2.27%.Across the country, there are 3,600 vacant houses.The National Oversight and Audit Commission is urging councils to improve the time it takes to relet properties. Homepage BannerNews Previous articleColeman insists Martin O’Neill has the backing of the Irish playersNext article“Nothing I said was offensive” – Casey News Highland Pinterest
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) — In an investigative report on the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year, a state commission pointed to several security failures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left students and staff vulnerable.In the draft report, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission highlighted failures such as routinely unlocked doors and gates, which allowed 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz to access the school’s campus, as well as a lack of a PA system in the hallway and “exterior areas,” which could’ve been used to warn staff and students.The draft report, which was initially released in November, also included chilling images of Cruz before and after he allegedly opened fire on students and staff in the school, killing 17.Video in the Sun-Sentinel shows Cruz entering the east stairwell of the school’s building 12 and pulling out an assault rifle as a student walks past him.Another image shows Cruz, armed with the rifle, stalking the building’s hallways.After the shooting, Cruz was able to slip away from campus by blending in with other students who were trying to escape, police said. He was later apprehended.On the day of the deadly shooting, a camera captured the school resource officer taking cover instead of confronting the suspect, the report said. There was also an inadequate number of outdoor video cameras, according to the report.The commission’s draft report also said a campus monitor “admitted on video that he recognized the bag Cruz was carrying as a rifle bag” and “identified Cruz as a threat.” That same campus monitor also said he had “heard rumors of Cruz hurting animals,” according to the report.“Previous year, the campus monitors had a discussion that if anyone would shoot up the school, it would be Cruz,” the report said.Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of murder. Authorities have yet to release details on why the former Marjory Stoneman student allegedly stormed into the school with an AR-15 and opened fire.A transcript and video of Cruz’s confession to police after the shooting was released in August.“I want to die. At the end, you are nothing but worthless, dude,” he mumbled to himself. “You deserve to die.”The commission plans to release its recommendations to Florida’s governor next week.A judge entered a “not guilty” plea on Cruz’s behalf in March. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Is the graduate jobs market as bleak as the headlines suggest?The class of 2020 is facing one of the most challenging jobs markets ever experienced, with reports suggesting graduate schemes… Previous Article Next Article Collapse in internships ‘worrying’ for talent pipelineBy Ashleigh Webber on 11 Nov 2020 in Education – further and higher, Latest News, Education – school, Graduates, Personnel Today, Work experience, Recruitment & retention, Recruitment of young people No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Shutterstock The number of graduate jobs available have fallen this year, but a dramatic reduction in the number of work experience placements and internships on offer could have lasting effects on the talent pipeline.The Institute of Student Employers’ Student Recruitment Survey 2020 finds the number of graduate jobs on offer has fallen by 12% in 2020 – the largest drop in graduate recruitment since the 2008/9 recession.Graduate recruitment during Covid-19Is the graduate jobs market as bleak as the headlines suggest?Why virtual onboarding can still be a warm welcomeWhy graduate recruitment doesn’t need to be on lockdownRetail and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) organisations reported the largest decrease in graduate recruitment at 45%, but some sectors saw slight increases in the number of entry-level jobs available. Charity and public sector firms saw a 4% rise in graduate recruitment.Competition for the jobs that were available has been high, with employers receiving 14% more applications for graduate roles and 9% for more internships and work experience placements.Many employers had to slash the number of placements and internships on offer, even remotely, by 25% and 29% respectively. These were the largest falls in placement and internship opportunities seen by the ISE since it started collecting this data in 2010.But despite the glut of graduates seeking employment this year, employers in some sectors continued to struggle to find the talent they needed for some roles because of a lack of necessary skills or heightened competition with other organisations. Forty-two per cent found it difficult to fill IT roles in programming and development, while 35% said recruiting engineers had proved problematic.ISE chief executive Stephen Isherwood said: “We can see patterns from the last financial crash emerging, but the effect on the student labour market is not a simple replay of 10 years ago.“Employers have had to make significant adjustments. As a result, graduate jobs do not appear to be collapsing and school and college leaver recruitment is holding up, but the decline in internships and placements is more worrying. Around half of placement students get rehired, so diminishing these roles damages the talent pipeline.”Isherwood urged employers not to forget students and graduates, who have seen their career plans turned upside down by Covid-19.“We must continue to offer opportunities so young people can develop and experience work, even if it is from students’ kitchen tables. And we look to the government to do all it can to ensure that the pandemic does not disrupt this key career transition from education to work,” he said.Among the firms that have had to reduce their graduate intake was utility provider Severn Trent. Graduate numbers dropped by 30%, but apprentice recruitment increased by the same proportion as it sought to realign its entry-level programmes with its skills needs.Jade Pearson, new talent programme manager at Severn Trent, said : “We’re very fortunate that it’s been business as usual for us since the pandemic. We’ve just entered a new Asset Management Plan cycle, which enables us to identify the core skills and capabilities we’re going to need to be successful over the next five years. We’ve invested in our graduate engineering programme over the last few years whilst also introducing new apprenticeships in a range of occupations.“Our recruitment strategy this year reflected all of this with a slight reduction in graduate numbers and an increase in apprenticeships. Despite lockdown we’re really proud to continue with our placements as the work is mainly office based and we were able to get onsite when necessary, in a Covid-secure way.”Accountancy firm Saffery Champness honoured all of the 40 graduate scheme offers it had made up until March, but had to reduce the overall intake for this year by 10-15%. All internships were put on hold and reoffered to successful candidates for 2021.“We didn’t want to over hire or be in a position where we had to withdraw offers,” said recruitment manager Ian Williams. “While, like many other professional firms, we took the decision to reduce the number of graduate jobs this year this was only by a small amount, and we made sure that we could fulfil our obligations on offers that we had already made and maintained school leaver recruitment.”Recruitment and resourcing opportunities on Personnel TodayBrowse more recruitment and resourcing jobs Related posts:
Climate change in the Antarctic over the past 50+ years has caused contraction of ice and snow cover, longer melt seasons and intensified glacier melting. These changes affect erosion and sediment redistribution processes that are vital to our understanding of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and sediment input to oceans. This 79 day study of the Orwell Glacier meltwater stream on Signy Island (5 December 2019–21 February 2020) used 5 min recordings of turbidity, stream discharge (Q) and air temperature (AT), supplemented by 454 water samples from which suspended sediment concentration (SSC) was gravimetrically determined, to calculate daily suspended sediment loads (SSLs).
Home » News » Agencies & People » Exclusive: Haart seeks 350 home-working staff across UK previous nextAgencies & PeopleExclusive: Haart seeks 350 home-working staff across UKHuge scale of company’s Partner network expansion is revealed, for which the company says it has received 2,000 applicants so far.Nigel Lewis7th October 202001,882 Views The scale of the Haart huge push to set up a ‘virtual’ network of partners across the UK has been revealed after it posted over 350 job adverts on recruitment websites across the UK, The Negotiator has been told.Haart has confirmed that this is part of its major expansion programme across the UK as it rolls out its new Partnership scheme with employees working flexibly from home, but also recruits new staff to its pared-down branch network.CEO Paul Smith (below) says: “Estate agency is evolving and as a company we are adapting and growing in response to the needs of our clients and our staff.“Last week alone, we received more than 2,000 CVs and appointed our 41st Partner.“Our recruitment drive shows just how much we’re committed to our strong branch network as well as recognising the success of the Partner scheme.“Our people are at the heart of our success and we’re delighted that so many want to be part of the Spicerhaart estate agency network.“We’re proud to be a sought-after employer and we are doing everything we can to find the best people to help our customers with their property needs.”BallooningResearch by recruitment website Adzuna shows that roles for remote working positions like those offered by Haart’s Partnership programme are ballooning as Covid impacts attitudes to home working, up nearly seven-fold compared to before the pandemic.This research shows that the Spicerhaart group has the most ads for remote positions followed by Bupa and Mastercard.“Remote working is here to stay, but remote job opportunities have a way to go to catch-up,” says Adzuna co-founder Andrew Hunters.“Nine-in-ten job openings fail to specify if a role is remote and may be missing out on applications from cautious job seekers nervous about returning to the office.”Read more about Haart’s hub/partner programme.Partner programme haart CEO Paul Smith October 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Share this article View post tag: Naval July 28, 2014 View post tag: americas View post tag: Navy View post tag: Drugs The US Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $3.5 million and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. US Coast Guard Seizes USD 3.5 Mln Worth of Drugs View post tag: Seizes While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel An-Nur transiting the Caribbean Sea with five crewmembers onboard. Northland’s boarding team discovered 3,591 pounds of marijuana onboard.The Northland crew seized the marijuana, detained the crew, and took the An-Nur in tow.“The strong international, federal and local law enforcement partnerships in our area have again proven their effectiveness in preventing drug shipments from reaching Caribbean shores,” said Capt. Robert Warren, Commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan. “We are committed to disrupting the flow of illegal drugs in the Caribbean Sea and will continue to aggressively pursue and prosecute suspected smugglers.”The Northland transferred the illegal drug shipment, the vessel, and detainees to the custody of Customs and Border Protection and Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents, who will be leading a criminal investigation into the case as part of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force.“Once again the combined efforts of federal law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure of millions of dollars’ worth of narcotics,” said Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. “Our message continues to be the same: we will detect and interdict drug smugglers attempting to flood our island with their poisonous cargo. These arrests are a clear indication of the continued success of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force.”Since October 2013, the Coast Guard has seized 17,591 kilograms of cocaine and 4,341 pounds of marijuana during 25 counter-drug interdictions under Operation Unified Resolve, in partnership with regional law enforcement authorities in the Caribbean. The wholesale value for these seizures is worth more than $444 million.The Coast Guard’s efforts under Operation Unified Resolve contribute to the interagency results being achieved each and every day locally under Operation Caribbean Guard, which coordinates efforts between the Coast Guard, DHS and Commonwealth and Territorial law enforcement partners, who are working diligently to deter, detect and disrupt illicit maritime trafficking to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.[mappress]Press Release, July 28, 2014; Image: Dvids View post tag: Mln View post tag: Defence View post tag: Coast Guard View post tag: News by topic View post tag: worth Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard Seizes USD 3.5 Mln Worth of Drugs View post tag: US View post tag: USD View post tag: 3.5 Authorities
Posting Details • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field from aregionally accredited institution. • Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Criminal Justicefrom a regionally accredited institution.• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field. In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are anintegral part of the University’s learning community and teachdaytime courses on our main campusThe College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for anacademically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member toteach Criminal Justice with emphasis on Juvenile Justiceundergraduate courses on our main campus.Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and coursecontract.• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, andassignments. Develop course syllabus.• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner (with 24-36 hrs.).• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance withstudent questions/concerns.• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging inthe course.• Additional duties as assigned. Open Until Filled Physical Demands Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants Job Summary/Basic Function Yes The Department is using this position announcement to build aqualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.This position is not designated for a specific course orsemester.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Advertised: March 16, 2021Applications close: