Howard Lake | 11 June 2006 | News Questions asked already include: * how can we claim Gift Aid on overseas challange events and big national events? * How do we audit our Gift Aid processes? * What software could help a solo fundraiser manage the Gift Aid process? * How do you make Gift Aid less time-consuming for the smaller organisation? * Which is the best company to handle all my online Gift Aid donations – events, one-off donations and direct debits? * Who can tell us authoritatively if we are collecting all possible Gift Aid?These questions and any others submitted by future delegates are being passed to the line-up of speakers, who will be addressing our audience, most of whom are clearly decision-makers within their organisations in terms of Gift Aid.Register now to attend our free one-day event at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London’s City Road, next to Old Street tube station. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Perfect Pitch delegates looking for third party advice on Gift Aid 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. 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Delegates to UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch – Gift Aid event in London on 28 June are clearly keen to find out who can help them with the procedure of managing donations Gift Aid, according to their pre-event requests.Delegates registering for the free one-day event in central London on 28 June have the option to pre-submit questions to the Gift Aid specialists and service providers who will be presenting on the day.Based on these questions, it is clear that many charities know they should be doing more with Gift Aid but are not sure how they can do this in practice, due to lack of staff, skills, software or simply time. Advertisement
National Alliance of Women Farmworkers at the ‘Me Too Survivors March’ in Hollywood, Nov. 12.Organizers of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas spoke movingly to a crowd of thousands of participants at the #Me Too Survivors March on Nov. 12 in Los Angeles. At the rally, they read a letter of solidarity from 700,000 women farm workers to the courageous women who have spoken out publicly about their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood. The national alliance is comprised of current and former women agricultural workers and their relatives.Their statement reads, in part, “We write on behalf of the 700,000 women who work in the agricultural and packing sheds across the United States. [W]e have watched and listened with sadness as we have learned of the actors, models and other individuals who have come forward to speak about the gender-based violence they have experienced at the hands of bosses, co-workers and other powerful people in the entertainment industry. Sadly, we are not surprised because it’s a reality we know far too well. Countless farm worker women across our country suffer in silence because of the widespread sexual harassment and assault that they face at work.”It continues, “We do not work under bright stage lights or on the big screen. We work in the shadow of society in isolated fields and packing houses that are out of sight and out of mind. Our job nourishes the nation with crops that we plant, pick and pack. Even though we work in different environments, we share a common experience of being preyed upon by individuals who have the power to hire, fire, blacklist and threaten our economic, physical and emotional security.”Standing up publicly to denounce sexual assaults in agribusiness shows great courage, as the farm workers reveal: “Complaining about anything, even sexual harassment, is unthinkable because too much is at risk, including the ability to feed our families.”In conclusion, the women stress, “We understand the hurt, confusion, isolation and betrayal that you might feel,” and the shame and fear. “We know that it is not our fault. The only people at fault are the individuals who abuse their power to harass, threaten and harm us, as they have harmed you. … As you cope with scrutiny and criticism because you bravely chose to speak out against the harrowing acts that were committed against you, please know that you are not alone. We believe and stand with you.”Hundreds of thousands of women, mostly Latinx immigrants, many undocumented, work in U.S. agricultural fields. Sexual violence is so rampant that a woman farm worker in Iowa remarked, “We thought it was normal in the United States that in order to keep your job, you had to have sex.” (New York Times, Jan. 19, 2016)Government regulations prohibit legal aid groups from representing undocumented people. Moreover, Washington’s war on the undocumented creates a climate of fear of detention or deportation for women immigrants who report incidents of abuse.This urgent situation must be taken up by unions and by women’s and other progressive organizations.This open letter was originally published in Time magazine on Nov. 10.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
BelarusEurope – Central Asia “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today hailed the announced reopening of the investigation into the October 2003 murder of journalist Alexei Sidorov but voiced concern that the local prosecutor’s office is still in charge of the case and reiterated its call for it to be transferred to the Russian Federation prosecutor-general.The reopening of the case was announced by Samara regional deputy prosecutor Evgeni Novojilov who, according to a report in the daily Izvestia on 14 February, said two new leads would be followed up that were unrelated to those previously pursued. He said one involved a well-known regional crime organization but he have no further details.While welcoming the reopening of the case as “positive” as far as it went, Reporters Without Borders said it again called on Russian Federation prosecutor-general Vladimir Ustinov “to personally take over the investigation in order to guarantee its transparency and objectivity.”The editor of the regional daily newspaper Toliattinskoye Obosrenie, Sidorov was stabbed by two men in the parking lot of his apartment building in the city of Togliatti on 9 October 2003 and died moments later in the arms of his wife. Aged 31, he had taken over as editor from Valery Ivanov, who had been murdered in similar circumstances on 29 April 2002.Before being named editor, Sidorov worked as an investigative journalist for the newspaper, and a few weeks before his death he had gone back to investigating organized crime.On 11 October 2004, local welder Evgeni Maininger was acquitted by a Togliatti court of Sidorov’s murder on the grounds of lack of proof. He had been accused of killing him in a street brawl. According to the official version, Maininger met Sidorov in the street by chance and asked for a loan to buy vodka. A fight broke out when Sidorov refused and Maininger allegedly stabbed him several times before fleeing and throwing away the murder weapon in a forest.After a fact-finding visit to Togliatti in October 2003, Reporters Without Borders expressed reserves about the quality of the investigation being conducted by the local prosecutor’s office. It was in October 2004 that Reporters Without Borders first asked Prosecutor-General Ustinov to take over the investigation on the grounds that the local prosecutor’s office was unsuited. News News to go further Follow the news on Belarus Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia In response to an announcement by the Samara regional deputy prosecutor that the investigation into the murderof journalist Alexei Sidorov is being reopened, Reporters Without Borders has reiterated its call for the caseto be transferred to the Russian Federation prosecutor-general. News May 27, 2021 Find out more February 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sidorov case reopened but local prosecutor’s office still in charge Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown
Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: CFPB Updates Congress On Tuesday, March 10, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) semi-annual report to Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening arguments Tuesday in Seila Law v. the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—a case that could decide the constitutionality of the Bureau.The CFPB was designed to rein in abusive practices in consumer credit marks, such as home mortgages and credit cards. CNBC states it returned $12 billion to consumers between 2011 and 2017 but stopped pursuing enforcement actions under President Donald Trump.The CFPB has been the subject of several lawsuits, most recently by the California-based Seila Law. Seila Law alleges the CFPB’s insulation from presidential control is unconstitutional. The law firm challenged the agency after the CFPB targeted the firm 2017, CNBC states.Kannon K. Shanmugan, attorney for Siela Law, who argues the CFPB was constructed against the U.S. constitution, had a clear message for the Supreme Court.“The structure of the CFPB is unprecedented and unconstitutional,” Shanmugan said. “Never before in American history has Congress given so much executive power to a single individual who does not answer to the President.”He added that by limiting the President’s ability to remove the CFPB’s director, Congress violated the “core presidential prerogatives” to exercise the executive power that laws are faithfully executed.Shanmugan continued his opening remarks by saying the Solicitor General contends that the Supreme Court should rewrite the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the president the power to remove the CFPB’s director.“But the constitutional question, in this case, arises in the context of a defense to an enforcement proceeding and not a facial challenge,” he said.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Financial accounts of the U.S. (March 12) in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe The Week Ahead: CFPB Updates Congress Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Print This Post Previous: Seven Major Mortgage Servicing Tech Trends Next: CFPB Proposes Whistleblower Award Program Share Save March 8, 2020 1,090 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-03-08 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter WhatsApp High Court approves settlement following death of Donegal woman Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Pinterest The High Court has been told that a 54 year old woman from Donegal died following a failure to properly diagnose and treat a blood clot, having twice visited Letterkenny University Hospital in 2018.RTE is reporting this afternoon that at the time of her death, Bridie Kelly from Drumbeigh, Mountcharles was undergoing an unnecessary CT scan of her brain, which was meant for another patient of the same name.The High Court approved a settlement of the case against the HSE for €325,000.Ms Kelly’s family is urging the HSE to implement the recommendations of a serious incident review into her care which was ordered last year by the Saolta Hospital Group. Facebook Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 10, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous article#BuyDonegalWeekend a roaring success!Next articleFoster hopes NI Executive can agree next move today News Highland
1.1. Features of life history strategies of Antarctic terrestrial invertebrates are reviewed and compared with the predictions of two widely-used general life history models.2.2. Many features observed are consistent with the predictions of “adversity-” or “stress-selected” life histories, although “ruderal” characteristics are also observed.3.3. Many features are plesiotypic for the taxonomic groups concerned, suggesting a lack of evolved adaptations within the Antarctic biota.4.4. A large degree of flexibility is found in the life histories; this flexibility itself may allow passage of environmentally-imposed selective filters limiting colonisation and development in isolated and extreme terrestrial habitats.5.5. In general, Antarctic terrestrial invertebrates may be regarded as pre-adapted for survival of the various stresses imposed by their extreme environment.
The Wolverines are led by senior outfielder Ryan Eastburn (a .414 batting average) and junior outfielder Alexander Marco (6 home runs, 26 RBI). Written by April 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Baseball Hosts Chicago State This Weekend Junior right-handed pitcher Jesse Schmit (2-4) remains Utah Valley’s ace on the staff. Tags: Alexander Marco/Chicago State/Jake Carr/Jesse Schmit/Paxton Schultz/Ryan Eastburn/UVU Baseball/Walker Ramsey The Wolverines lead the all-time series against the Cougars 30-5 although Chicago State has won three of the last four in this series FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Friday through Sunday, Utah Valley baseball (7-25, 4-5 in WAC play) hosts Chicago State (8-21, 3-5 in WAC play) as their conference season continues. Brad James Friday, the Wolverines will go with senior right-handed pitcher Jake Carr. Saturday, Utah Valley places right-handed pitcher Paxton Schultz on the mound and Sunday senior right-handed pitcher Walker Ramsey gets the nod for Utah Valley.
HOBOKEN – Mayor Ravi Bhalla has vetoed an ordinance for a referendum that might have reinstated municipal run-off elections.The City Council adopted the ordinance in a 7-2 vote to place a referendum on this November’s ballot to allow voters to decide whether to reinstate runoff elections for mayor and council. Council members Emily Jabbour and Jim Doyle voted no.The city did away with runoff elections in 2012. Before that, if no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in an election, the top two vote-getters would participate in a runoff.This past November, six candidates ran for the office of mayor. Bhalla won with just over 32 percent of the vote.In a press release, Bhalla cited reduced voter participation and illegal vote buying as reasons why he vetoed the ordinance.“Presumably, the objective of this legislation is to ensure that any successful candidate for office obtain at least 50 percent of the vote,” said Bhalla. “While this is a worthwhile objective, it needs to be considered together with other important objectives, such as maximizing voter participation and minimizing the likelihood of election results being influenced by improper conduct. The evidence is clear that there is a dramatic reduction in voter turnout associated with December runoff elections, as we saw most recently during four Jersey City runoffs in 2017, which experienced voter turnout reductions ranging from 33.6 percent to 45.4 percent.”“The open secret known by every single member of the City Council and alluded to in multiple local news reports is that there is massive vote-buying that occurs in our elections,” added Bhalla. “Reducing voter turnout through runoffs in December will amplify the power of those vote-buying operations, making our elections less democratic. Therefore, the approach taken by the City Council in achieving this objective is highly misguided and amounts to poor public policy that I cannot support. A far better approach, which I fully support, is to move to instant runoff (also known as ranked choice) voting which is commonplace around the country.” With “instant runoffs,” instead of voting for a single candidate, voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If a candidate has more than half of the vote based on first choices, that candidate wins. If no candidate has more than half of those votes, then the candidate with the fewest first choices is eliminated. The voters who selected the defeated candidate as a first choice will then have their votes for their second choice added to the totals. This process continues until a candidate has more than half of the votes, or only two candidates remain.Councilman Michael DeFusco, an unsuccessful mayoral candidate who sponsored the ordinance, stated “It is disappointing to see Mayor Bhalla not just deny Hoboken residents the opportunity to have their voices heard in a public referendum on our voting rights, but to also see him spread misinformation and half-truths while doing so. The ordinance he vetoed was passed overwhelmingly by the City Council and it would simply allow our community to collectively decide whether or not to re-institute runoff elections. This issue should be decided by the people, not by entrenched, establishment politicians like Mayor Bhalla who benefit from a flawed current system.”“The mayor cites reduced voter turnout in a recent Jersey City runoff, but he fails to mention that the last time Hoboken held a runoff election for Mayor in 2009 turnout actually increased from the initial election,” said DeFusco. “Meanwhile, he suggests that he supports an instant runoff system that, while certainly worth exploring, is currently not allowable by state law. All of this is meant to distract from the fact that Mayor Bhalla is concerned that re-instituting runoff elections would hurt his chances of re-election as he has not demonstrated the ability to secure majority support or to work collaboratively with his fellow elected officials. This is a deeply cynical ploy that puts politics over our city’s values of transparency and openness, and I will be working with my council colleagues to determine what steps can be taken to ensure that Hoboken residents’ voices are ultimately heard on this important issue.”The full veto statement is available at: http://www.hobokennj.gov/docs/mayor/Ordinance-B3-Veto.pdf.
The UK space sector is growing fast, with an additional 30,000 new staff required by 2030. This scheme, which is supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell, is part of the Agency’s efforts to help build a skilled workforce in the UK.While Tim Peake’s Principia mission captivated people across the world, inspiring millions of youngsters, working in space is not just for astronauts: there are many exciting jobs behind the scenes. This scheme allows students to experience the breadth of opportunities that the sector can offer, developing skills crucial to the success of the sector and supporting the growth of businesses within the sector.The list of placements was unveiled during World Space Week, which runs from 4-10 October. The week-long international celebration of science and technology is co-ordinated by the United Nations and involves thousands of events around the world.The start dates for each post will be agreed between the applicant and the host organisation. Each placement must be completed by 28 February 2019. The first four placements are below and there will be at least six more announced in the coming weeks:CarbomapA forest mapping company using Earth observation data for carbon monitoring, based in Edinburgh, the project will use Sentinel data to map deforestation.S&AO LtdAn atmospheric remote sensing company based in Harwell, the project involves working on a feasibility study to develop a radar wind profiler to provide key ocean data.University of SheffieldAn opportunity to gain experience in the space engineering industry developing rocket engineering and space technology.AVS UKA company developing a wide range of electric propulsion systems that will enhance the UK capability of spaceflight and in-orbit space propulsion, based at Harwell. This project will be working on electric propulsion systems. I am delighted that our SPIN scheme is proving to be so popular with companies in the UK space sector. We have some fantastic opportunities available for people to apply for and we will be announcing more placements in the coming weeks. The space sector is a growing success story in the UK and these opportunities offer a great taste of working within this exciting industry. Visit the Satellite Applications Catapult for more details and how to apply. The placements, which will run for a minimum of eight weeks, include using satellite images to map deforestation and working on electric propulsion systems.The scheme, which offers paid work placements for students who graduated in 2017 or 2018 or postgraduate students, is funded by the Agency’s Space Placements in Industry (SPIN) programme, with grants of up to £3,000 for the organisations involved.Speaking during World Space Week, Kathie Bowden, Point of Contact for Skills and Careers at the UK Space Agency, said: