Oxfam GB’s Mark Goldring to stand down

first_img  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Oxfam safeguarding “It is with great sadness and with thanks for his dedication and leadership that I accepted Mark’s decision to stand down.“Having led Oxfam successfully for five years, working with millions of people to help them escape poverty, building the international Oxfam confederation, and raising record levels of income, Mark faced the test of a lifetime managing the crisis which hit us in February and related to events before he joined. He rose to the immense challenge and his leadership has been invaluable through it. It is testament to his integrity and humility that Mark will see through the next few difficult months.“Mark’s decision today is in keeping with his work over the last five years. His top priority has always been to ensure that Oxfam has a great future, focused on the people we are here to serve, helping them to escape the dirty water, hunger and other daily realities of life in poverty now and for good.”Goldring will continue to lead Oxfam GB until a successor is recruited and in post.  91 total views,  1 views today Oxfam GB’s Mark Goldring to stand down 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.center_img Melanie May | 16 May 2018 | News Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring has announced that he will stand down at the end of this year.Announcing his decision in a statement published on the charity’s site, Goldring said:“I have loved and felt privileged to do my job over the last five years. Oxfam has achieved much in that time. I am proud to have played a part in that, but I think the time is coming for a new leader.“Following the very public exposure of Oxfam’s past failings, we have redoubled our efforts to ensure that Oxfam is a safe and respectful place for all who have contact with us. We are now laying strong foundations for recovery. I am personally totally committed to seeing this phase through.“However, what is important in 2019 and beyond is that Oxfam rebuilds and renews in a way that is most relevant for the future and so continues to help as many people as possible around the world build better lives. I think that this journey will best be led by someone bringing fresh vision and energy and making a long-term commitment to see it through.”Goldring rejoined Oxfam in 2013, having previously worked for the organisation in the 1990s as Bangladesh country director. Earlier this year he faced the International Development Committee following allegations of sexual misconduct among staff in Haiti, which saw thousands of regular direct debit payments cancelled in the wake of the scandal. Commenting on Goldring’s decision, Caroline Thomson, Chair of Oxfam, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

In August, airports recorded 70% less passenger traffic

first_imgThe most significant international passenger traffic was realized with the airports of the United Kingdom, 141 thousand passengers, which is a decrease of 59,6% compared to the same period last year. In August 2020, Croatian airports recorded 584 passengers or 807% less than in the same month last year, when the turnover was 70,0 passengers, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Source: CBS Circumstances caused by the spread of COVID-19 disease directly affected the decline in passenger traffic at Croatian airports.center_img The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport with 271 thousand passengers (a decrease of 59,5% compared to August 2019, when 669 thousand passengers were transported), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 117 thousand passengers (a decrease of 77,6% in compared to August 2019, when 522 thousand passengers were transported) and Zagreb Airport with 93 thousand passengers (a decrease of 75,2% compared to August 2019, when 374 thousand passengers were transported). The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in August 2020 was 11, a decrease of 613% compared to August 41,5, when the number of landings and take-offs was 2019.last_img read more

Clippers come crashing, fend off Utah Jazz

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) and Utah Jazz’s Royce O’Neale (23) chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) passes the ball under pressure from Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) fights for a rebound against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) and Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsUtah Jazz’s Tony Bradley (13) goes up to basket under pressure from Los Angeles Clippers’ Maurice Harkless (8) and Los Angeles Clippers’ Rodney McGruder (19) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) fights for a rebound against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) and Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Utah Jazz’s Bojan Bogdanovic (44) goes to basket under pressure from Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Patterson (54) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) is defended by Utah Jazz’s Royce O’Neale (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots while defended by Utah Jazz’s Jeff Green (22) and Royce O’Neale (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles (2) passes the ball under pressure from Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) and Utah Jazz’s Royce O’Neale (23) chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) passes the ball under pressure from Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) passes the ball under pressure from Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)ExpandLOS ANGELES — It started as something of a Sunday slog, but the Clippers surged to the finish, fending off the Utah Jazz, 105-94.Facing off for the second time in a week, the Clippers (5-2) hoped having Kawhi Leonard available this time would change the outcome following their 110-96 loss to the Jazz (4-3) in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.It did.Leonard finished with a team-high 30 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter. And by digging deep, Clippers guard Lou Williams said.“They like to play so slow and methodical, they play at their pace, they make other teams play at their pace,” said Williams, who finished 17 points. “We like to play a lot faster than them, put more points on the board, so it took us a while to get adjusted. (But) I thought in the fourth quarter we did a good job of just playing with more energy, playing with a faster pace”The Clippers benefited in a big way from 29 second-chance points. Even contending with 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert, Utah’s two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the Clippers excelled on the boards. They outrebounded the Jazz 54-37, for a key advantage in an otherwise even bout.“People were saying we’re going to be outrebounded every night and stuff like that,” said center Ivica Zubac, who finished with 11 points and nine rebounds. “But I don’t think that’s gonna happen, I think I’m pretty good at rebounding and Trezz (Montrezl Harrell) is smaller (6-foot-8), and he’s just boxing out guys and everyone else is getting the boards.“So as long as we’re getting it done as a team, it don’t matter who gets it, so we’ve been really good with defensive rebounds and even offensive rebounds. That’s gonna be something that makes us good that people didn’t expect.”That old basketball adage, about the game being one of runs, proved true again Sunday, as the teams yo-yo’d back and forth until they found some equilibrium in the fourth quarter — and then the Clippers kicked.It was tied 84-84 with 4:41 to play, and then at 86-86 with 4:12 to go, but then, with 3:51 left, Lou Williams buried a 3-pointer from beyond the top of the arc to make it 89-86.After Donovan Mitchell (36 points) responded with a pair of free throws, Montrezl Harrell cleaned up a Williams miss, 91-88.JaMychal Green canned a 3-pointer and Leonard — while being serenaded with “MVP” chants — converted a pair of free throws 96-90 with 2:21 on the clock.A Mike Conley miss and two more Leonard free throws extended the lead to eight points.Down on the defensive end, Moe Harkless — Doc Rivers’ “Swiss army knife” — poked the ball away from Mitchell. Harrell gained possession, was fouled and one of his two free throws to push it to 10 and the Clippers were on their way to 4-0 at home for the first time since 2013-14.Five Clippers finished in double figures: Harrell had 19 and eight rebounds (six of them offensive), Green had 12 points and six rebounds and Landry Shamet added 10 points.Beverley, the Clippers’ fiery 6-foot-1 guard, added nine rebounds, the 35th time in his career he’s grabbed at least that many boards.“You gotta give Utah a lot of credit,” Beverley said. “They’re a tough team, man. Play extremely hard, it was like a boxing match, but I guess we got the jabs out the way and we were fortunate to get the win.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I’m a guy that feels like scoring throughout the whole game is pretty key,” said Leonard, who finished 9 for 26 from the floor. “Maybe if I made shots early we wouldn’t have got in that predicament.“Tonight obviously we needed it. Lou stepped up and made a big 3. JaMychal did, as well, hit a big, wide-open 3 that put us up … and that kind of got us going, got me going, getting defensive stops and that’s what we did tonight to get the win.”That lifted his side against Utah in the second of five consecutive at home for the Clippers. Their homestand consists entirely of opponents who made the playoffs last season — concluding Nov. 11 with Leonard’s former team, the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors.Before the Clippers broke through with 40 fourth-quarter points Sunday, both teams made each other work hard for every point. L.A. finished shooting just 39.1 percent (36 for 92). Conversely, the Jazz shot 39.7 percent (31 for 78) from the floor.“It’s obvious we haven’t been shooting the ball well,” Clippers’ guard Patrick Beverley said. “It’s a good thing now we’ve proven we can win with our defense. That’s the biggest thing, defense wins championships and we’re getting it done defensively.”last_img read more