Easynet chooses Outward Bound as charity of the year

first_imgEasynet chooses Outward Bound as charity of the year 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.  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Eventscenter_img Easynet has also benefited from the partnership. Its staff have experienced the charity’s corporate leadership skills courses at its centres in some of the country’s most picturesque locations. The Patron’s Company programme is Outward Bound’s bursary programme, benefiting schools and youth groups applying directly to the trust for funding. Benefactors’ staff can take an active role in supporting the charity by attending the trust’s courses and acting as mentors to those children involved. The Catalyst programme supports the Trust’s infrastructure in terms of enabling the purchase of kit and equipment, and contributing to the maintenance and upkeep of the centres. Business ISP and broadband provider Easynet has selected Outward Bound® as its charity of the year for 2004.In choosing the charity Easynet has increased its level of support from being a Catalyst benefactor to a Patron’s Company member. Easynet will be encouraging staff to take an active interest and involvement in the organisation. In April 2004, six Easynet staff will run the London Marathon for the charity, each pledging to raise £1000 in sponsorship for the organisation. Throughout the year, staff will be encouraged to develop fundraising ideas, and Easynet will be entering a team in the Trust’s Charity Challenge. Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 February 2004 | Newslast_img read more

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New fundraising platform matches projects with funders based on impact

first_imgNew fundraising platform matches projects with funders based on impact 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.  672 total views,  2 views today  673 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis38 Maanch Maanch Founder and CEO Darshita Gillies said:“At Maanch, our goal is to make the most of the technology available to us to create a fair future for all. By analysing data and presenting universal metrics in the context of global development, we are able to help charities demonstrate the true impact of their work.”“By offering a platform for project-based fundraising, we create the most transparent environment for a charity to seek and receive funding.“With no hidden costs, staff salaries or marketing budgets, charities are able to report directly on what they have been able to achieve with the funding using our impact framework.”The fundraising platform is now live for any charities wishing to sign up, with funders invited to register their interest by visiting the site. A fundraising platform has launched in the UK with the aim of matchmaking charities with funders by demonstrating the impact of their work, specifically in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Maanch focuses on project-specific funding and uses algorithms to provide automated impact measurement based on UN SDG metrics and a matchmaking tool that automatically connects projects with funders, from individuals, to trusts and foundations, and corporate sponsors.Funders can pre-select interests, geographies and SDGs, with projects seeking funding then prioritised according to how well they fit the criteria of the funder, based on the topics they address, how these relate to the SDGs, and their impact, both globally and locally. They can then shortlist and compare projects, and select what they want to fund. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis38 Tagged with: philanthropy Technology Melanie May | 23 October 2019 | Newslast_img read more

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BRAZIL: Behind the impeachment of Rousseff

first_imgLate on the night of April 17, the lower chamber of the Brazilian Congress, the House, announced the results of voting for an impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. After approximately six hours of voting, there were 367 “Yes” votes versus 137 “No” votes, with 7 abstentions — more than the two-thirds needed to impeach.Brazilian President Dilma RousseffThis means the process will continue in the upper house, the Senate, in a few weeks. There a simple majority will decide whether to continue the process, which will decide the future of Rousseff’s presidency. While the case against her is discussed in the Senate, President Rousseff must be removed from her position. Vice President Michel Temer will assume the presidency during that process.Rousseff could appeal to the Supreme Court. Yet, since that court rejected consideration of impeachment before, it is doubtful it would rule on her behalf.Circus atmosphereThe long voting process in the House was reminiscent of a circus or a sporting event. Every legislator had 10 seconds to make a statement after casting his or her vote aloud, and they did. The entire event was covered live and could be watched on several websites. Like winning actors on Oscar night, the majority mentioned their relatives, their loved ones, their cities, their country or god as the reason for their vote. Those voting “Yes” made no mention of the legitimacy of the impeachment.Applause and shouts were heard. Confetti was even fired from a toy gun after a “Yes” vote, while silence followed “No” votes. It definitely appeared to be an anti-Rousseff gladiator circus.Behind the spectacle, a more disturbing action was taking place: the absolute illegitimacy of the impeachment. Even Secretary General Luis Almagro, of the Organization of American States, itself far from a progressive organization, wrote in a statement: “Our Organization has made a detailed analysis of the impeachment process against Dilma, and has concluded that it does not fit within the rules that govern this process.“There is no criminal accusation against the president; rather she has been accused of the poor administration of public resources in 2014. This is an accusation that is political in character, and that does not merit an impeachment process.” (OAS.org)Worst yet, Vice President Temer, of the conservative Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) and instigator of the impeachment against Rousseff, together with Congress President Eduardo Cunha, has himself been implicated in the corruption scandal known as Lava Jato.The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, a right-wing Evangelical politician who opened the impeachment process, is under investigation by the Supreme Court for corruption and money laundering. Cunha is accused of receiving $5 million in bribes from a construction company related to Petrobras, the semi-public Brazilian petroleum company.Many other legislators as well are subject to investigation. In the eyes of many of the Brazilian people, the credibility of the Parliament is zero.Severe crisisThe government and the country itself are in the midst of a severe political, economic and social crisis.The impeachment has been followed closely not only by the country’s residents, but by the global market as well. A Bloomberg article on April 17 reported, “Investors have piled into Brazilian assets this year on speculation Rousseff’s ouster will allow a new government to push through measures aimed at pulling Latin America’s biggest economy out of its worst recession in a century and tackling an exploding budget deficit. But the severity of the problems means her likely successor — Vice President Michel Temer — will have little margin for error.”Some of the Rousseff administration’s policies have affected the population negatively. These include neoliberal measures of privatization and cutbacks. The Workers Party (PT), Rousseff and ex-President Lula da Silva’s party, has weakened its ties with the masses even during Lula’s administration.The economy, however, was in much better health during Lula’s government and although he made compromises with Brazil’s wealthy capitalist class, his administration was able to implement programs that uplifted the living standard of millions of people who lived in abject poverty.While there is still support for the PT among workers and poor people, it is not sufficient to counter the right-wing attack.In an interview with the Argentinian virtual magazine Página 12, João Pedro Stédile, the coordinator of the Landless Movement (MST), said: “A government of Michel Temer and his party, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, represents the agenda of the elites. What is at stake is the return to neoliberalism. They need to overthrow Dilma to make this neoliberal restoration: that is the key element of this class struggle that has intensified.“The vote on the impeachment is essential because it evidences the interests of the dominant classes and their decision to dump on the working classes the negative consequences of the world economic crisis.” (tinyurl.com/hgd6bty)This impeachment process might bring a resurgence of the left in a progressive movement. This would include both forces aligned with Rousseff, Lula and the PT, and those who remain critical but who oppose the right wing. Their goal would be the construction of a truly democratic proposal for the country, one that has the people in the center and not the financiers and corporations.That such a movement might have support was shown in protests against the impeachment in many cities and in the plaza outside the Congress in the days leading to the lower chamber vote.As Stedile said in the same interview, “There must be a reorganization [of the people] to create a great mass movement that’s able to propose new alternatives.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Disability, racist profiling and the Portland police

first_imgMarchers turned out in mid-October to protest the racist murder of Patrick Kimmons by Portland police.Portland, Ore. — Police shot and killed Samuel Rice, a 30-year-old man with a history of mental disabilities, here on Oct. 10.That’s the third Portland police killing in just two months —  two Black men, Jason Washington and Patrick Kimmons, and a person known by the cops to have mental health problems.In 2012, the Portland Police Bureau was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice and found guilty of using excessive force against people suffering from mental health problems. The DOJ made key recommendations to the police to minimize their use of force.At an Oct. 4 reportback conference on the PPB’s compliance with those recommendations, the DOJ found that improvements were made in the speed at which those events were “written up” and documented. But there were still many instances where police force could have been avoided or minimized.Six days after the conference, Rice was fatally shot in the head by a police sharpshooter. Rice had been holding his female partner hostage in a local motel when he was killed. Witnesses said Rice had been talking “nonsense” to the police, who had taken Rice and his partner to mental health treatment facilities in the past.There are now several studies showing that Black men and people with mental disabilities are shot and killed by police at disproportionately high rates nationwide.Since the dawn of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013 and the murder of Freddie Gray in 2015, several studies have tracked the number of police killings in the U.S. Similar results from the Washington Post (“Fatal Force”) and the Guardian (“The Counted”) show that Black men are between 9 and 16 times more likely to be killed by police than other people. In 2017, Black men, just 6 percent of the population, made up 22 percent of those shot and killed by police.Nearly half of the police killings in the U.S. are of people with mental health or other kinds of disabilities, according to several reports, including those from the Ruderman Family Foundation and the Treatment Advocacy Center. They show that media coverage neglects to focus on disabilities and mental health considerations and that police use lethal force in cases where urgent care would be a better solution.The link between disability and racial and economic justice has been getting more attention since the consecutive police murders of three Black men, all of whom had a disability: LaQuan McDonald, Philip Coleman and Quintonio Legrier.“Police Killings: The Price of Being Disabled and Black,” a June 2017 Guardian article, used information from the Ruderman study. However, the authors add that most current studies rely on anecdotal information and search reports from national newspapers. These cannot give the full story as police are resistant to tracking their use of force, and police killings in small, oppressed neighborhoods are underreported.A recent audit by the city of Portland shows that “gang patrol” officers disproportionately target African-American people. However, the report notes it is not definitive because, like most police bureaus, the Portland Police are not keeping reliable data. The city’s recommendation to the PPB is an obvious one: Start collecting more data.But better numbers will simply mean a more accurate tally of police killings. Only mass outcry and organizing against police brutality will stop the accumulation of the deadly data of injustice.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Good Family Fun for Team Limerick Clean-up!

first_imgEmail TEAM Limerick Clean-Up has introduced a fun new challenge for families taking part in the event with great prizes to won! Due to Government Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s tidy-up is going ahead on Good Friday (2nd April) in a ‘different but doable’ way. Participants are asked to clean within their household boundaries only and are encouraged to treat TLC6 as a ‘spring clean’ – tidying attics, clearing out cupboards, washing windows, emptying the garage, weeding the garden and everything in between!  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To take part in the challenge, families simply need to post their photos on social media using the hashtag #TLC6.Team Limerick Clean-Up will repost the most creative pictures – the more inventive the better – with prizes up for grabs for the most original. A list of clean-up ideas can also be downloaded from the TLC website.  Speaking about Good Friday’s event, Chair of the steering committee, Paul Foley said, “Traditionally, Team Limerick Clean-Up has been a community and family event and unfortunately it cannot go ahead in its usual capacity this year. However, safety has always been the number one priority for TLC and this family challenge adds some more fun to the day and gives children an opportunity to be even more involved in both a creative and safe way.” Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader, Live95 and Limerick Post. Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Previous articleMunster v Leinster: Last Five MeetingsNext articleLimerick Photographer, Kieran Clancy, awarded Honorary Membership at this year’s ‘Press Photographer of the Year Awards’ Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTLC6 Twittercenter_img Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerickGood Family Fun for Team Limerick Clean-up!By Sarah Carr – March 25, 2021 99 WhatsApp Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: May 29

first_img Pinterest Local NewsIn the Pipeline DAILY OIL PRICE: May 29 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Oil Barrels Pinterest Crude Oil: 58.81   (-0.33).Nymex MTD AVG:   61.2952.Natural Gas: 2.633  (+0.051).Gasoline: 1.9452  (-0.0115).Spreads: July/August   (-.14)   August/September   (-.04).Plains WTI Posting: 55.25  (-0.75).</ul Twitter TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support - February 24, 2021 Previous articleSTONE: Five Foods to Fight FatigueNext articleFamiliar face joins main OC campus as a dean Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img
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Omagh fire tragedy house demolished today

first_img Google+ Pinterest Twitter News Facebook By News Highland – March 16, 2011 WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter A house in Omagh where a convicted sex offender burnt his partner and five children to death has been demolished today.Arthur McElhill killed his family in a house fire in 2007, because his partner, Lorraine McGovern threatened to leave.The inquest into his death concluded that this, coupled with his fear of prison for underage sex offences, contributed to his starting the fire.It was a tragedy that shocked people across Ireland.Arthur McElhill had been having sex with a 16-year-old girl in the weeks before the fire.The coroner at the inquest concluded that Ms McGovern was likely to be in the process of leaving him and this, coupled with his fear of facing prison because of his illicit relationship, contributed to him starting the fire.The inquest also heard of McElhill’s previous suicide attempts and his use of a Bebo social-networking account in his son’s name to groom teenage girls for sex.It also heard he had two previous convictions for rape.After sensitive negotiations between the families, residents and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the executive agreed to buy the house and demolish it.Discussions on what will happen at the site will continue, with the housing executive favouring the construction of two new properties on the cleared site. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleSenator Norris to visit Donegal to speak about his candidacyNext articleDerry GAA star Eoin Bradley has admitted assaulting a referee last August News Highland Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Omagh fire tragedy house demolished today 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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COMSUBGRU 7, Indonesia Strengthen Ties

first_img View post tag: Strengthen View post tag: COMSUBGRU 7 Back to overview,Home naval-today COMSUBGRU 7, Indonesia Strengthen Ties View post tag: Navy April 21, 2015 View post tag: Indonesia View post tag: News by topic View post tag: asiacenter_img Rear Adm. William R. Merz, Commander, Submarine Group 7 (COMSUBGRU 7), met with representatives from the Indonesian submarine force in Surabaya, Indonesia, on April 14 in order to strengthen a dynamic working relationship between the two navies.The primary focus of the staff talks was to establish routine periodic regional engagements and operations to integrate the Indonesian submarine force as a partner and ally in the Pacific.The engagements will include training opportunities between the two navies that will focus on integrating U.S. and Indonesian submarine force capabilities.The staff talks followed a table top Simulated Submarine Casualty Exercise (SMASHEX), where COMSUBGRU 7, U.S. Navy Submarine Rescue Command, and International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office worked with the Indonesian navy during a simulated submarine rescue training.The Indonesian navy is the largest navy in Southeast Asia based on the number of active personnel and ships.[mappress mapid=”15723″]Image: US Navy Share this article COMSUBGRU 7, Indonesia Strengthen Ties Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Tieslast_img read more

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A per-verse discovery

first_imgA series of pornographic poems hidden inside a serious volume of verse from the 18th century have been discovered by Oxford’s Dr Claudine van Hensbergen.Van Hensbergen, who works for the English faculty, expressed her surprise at the discovery, stating that she was not prepared for what was to be included within a collection of poems she was looking at. She commented, “To my surprise, ‘The Cabinet’ turned out to be a collection of pornographic verse about dildos. “The poems include ‘Dildoides’ about the public burning of French-imported dildos, and ‘The Discovery’, a poem about a man watching a woman in bed while hiding under a table”, she commented.One poem, entitled ‘The Delights of Venus’, involves a woman giving explicit details of the joys of sex to a virginal friend. Guy Tonkin, a second year English student, commented, “I found ‘The Delights of Venus’ to be reminiscent of recent crewdate chat”.  In the poem “A Panegyrick Upon Cundums”, Rochester writes about “Shankers, cordee and bubos”, or the swellings and general ills associated with venereal disease.Van Hensbergen believes that the inclusion of these poems explains why ‘The Works of the Earls of Rochester and Roscommon’ was so popular.The collection was a best seller in its time. Van Hensbergen said, “Knowing about the existence and nature of ‘The Cabinet’ throws a different light on why this particular miscellany was one of the most popular of the century.“In brief, sex sells books, then just as it still does today.”Van Hensbergen found the poems whilst carrying out research for the University’s Digital Miscellanies Index, a project which aims to create a free online database of 18th century poetry.last_img read more

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Bakery brands dominate FMCG brand chart

first_imgWarburtons has been named the most chosen FMCG brand in the UK, according to market research company Kantar Worldpanel, with Hovis and Kingsmill also in the top 10.The first barometer of its type, launched by Kantar, revealed that British brands dominated the top of the table. Warburtons came in at number one, while Hovis was in fourth position, McVitie’s fifth and Kingsmill sixth.The ‘Brand Footprint’ ranking charts the brands that are bought by the most consumers, the most frequently. Warburtons was chosen an average of 23 times a year, by 84% of the population.According to Kantar, the family bread brand’s success is down to its clear local strategy and a British heritage that resonates with consumers in an economic climate where consumers are sticking to brands they know and trust.Tim Kidd, managing director UK, Ireland and USA at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “This is a stellar performance by UK brands with six of the top 10 being strong British names.”The branded market is more competitive than ever before and consumers are trading down to manage tighter budgets, often turning to own-label products. Brands need to understand what is important to consumers and find new ways of connecting with cash-strapped shoppers who want certainty, quality and value.”last_img read more

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